Trotter, Bonnie E.

January 24, 2012

Bonnie E. Trotter 93, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Bonnie was born on August 14, 1918 in Melbourne, Missouri to Charles and Silvia (Harris) Robertson, She was a member of Brookdale Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

She married Roy A. Trotter on September 6, 1970. He preceded her in death on October 4, 2008. She was also preceded by her sister, Marcella Boylan.

Survivors include two step-daughters, Darla Simpson (David), St. Joseph, Missouri, Donna Robinson (Lloyd), Elwood, Kansas; two step-sons, Loren Trotter (Jodie), Warrensburg, Missouri, Scott Trotter (Angie), St. Joseph, Missouri and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Trotter has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services held.

The family suggests memorials to Brookdale Presbyterian Church.

Ellison, “Sonny”

January 24, 2012

Leland L. “Sonny” Ellison, 77, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012, in St. Joseph, Missouri

Sonny was born on January 23, 1934, in Quitman, Missouri to Henry and Martha (Walden) Ellison.

Sonny graduated from Maitland High School. He attended Northwest Missouri State College and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Sonny then started working at Swift & Company; he began his career at Quaker Oats, retiring as supervisor in 1992.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Gary Ellison.

Surviving family includes wife, Jane Ellison, of the home, sons, Grant (Mary) Ellison, St. Joseph, Clark (Karen) Ellison, Rogers, Arkansas; grandchildren, Carli and Chuck Ellison, and sister, Sue Winch, Achille, Oklahoma.

Private graveside inurnment will be held at a later date

The family suggests memorial contributions to Inter-Serv or Waterfowlers Hall of Fame, Mound City, Missouri.

Cobb, Clayton

January 24, 2012

Clayton Cobb, 92, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at a local health care center in St. Joseph.

Clayton was born on December 15, 1919 in Savannah, Missouri to Ralph D. and Josephine (Stuckey)Cobb.

He was a graduate of Savannah High School and served four years in World War II in the Pacific theater. He married Gene F. Doersam on October 19, 1947.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Savannah, Missouri where he had served as a deacon. He was also a member of the American Legion Post Dick Munkres #287 of Savannah, and was active at Andrew County Senior Citizen Center where he sang with “The Jubileers”. He also served on the Andrew County Draft Board during the Vietnam War.

Clayton farmed in rural Savannah, then went to work for Barr Construction Company and later worked at the Andrew County Lumber.

Preceding him in death, were his parents, and two sisters, Bessie Lightle and Dorothy Cobb.

He is survived by his spouse of 64 years, three children, Richard D. (Kay) of Kankakee, IL; F. Brian (Susan) of West Linn, Oregon; Kathryn Brittingham (Galen) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services 2:00 pm Friday, at First Christian Church of Savannah in Savannah, MO. Interment Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Missouri.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Thursday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday evening at Savannah Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Christian Church of Savannah or Andrew County Senior Center.

Doan, Mary Evelyn (Turpen) Gebauer

January 23, 2012

Savannah, MO- Mary Evelyn (Turpen) Gebauer Doan was born near Avenue City, Missouri, to Sydney A. and Emily (McCoy) Turpen on March 29, 1916. She went to her heavenly home on January 22, 2012.

She married Oscar H. Gebauer on August 6, 1931. He preceded her in death November 23, 1959. She lived in Andrew County until 1961 when she moved to St. Joseph, Mo.
Evelyn was a member of the Helena Methodist Church, Helena, Missouri, for many years. After moving to St. Joseph, she was of the Pentecostal Faith. She was a faithful member and worker in the church, and taught Sunday school classes for children. She was a homemaker, and also worked for Stuppy Floral Company and Wyeth Hardware Company.

On October 2, 1970, she married Edwin Doan. He died August 3, 1995.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Glen Eugene Gebauer; four brothers, John, James, Sydney “Pat” and Charles Clyde Turpen; and two sisters, Virginia (Uly) Milhollun and Georgia (Lloyd) Bryson.

She is survived by daughters, Helen (Ralph) Price and Carol Doan Chavez, both of St. Joseph; a sister, Estella Kies, Mankato, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Dennis (Joy) Price, Bonner Springs, Kansas, Ronald Price, Prescott, Arizona, Angel (Tom) Smith, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Vanessa (Travis) Durbin, New Brockton, Alabama; and great-grandchildren, Sondra Price, Isaiah Durbin, Samuel Durbin, Abram Durbin, Anna Rose Durbin and Raymond Smith. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews..

Services 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, MO.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Stewart, Eugene K. “Jack”

January 19, 2012

Eugene K. “Jack” Stewart, 89, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at his home.

Jack was born on February 28, 1922, in Wathena, KS, to Elmer Elworth and Artie Mable (Clendenen) Stewart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Merle; brothers, Rollie, Harold, Douglas and Merle Stewart; and sisters, Wilma, Mable and Virginia.

Jack was a farmer and also worked for Rockwell International. He served in the US Army during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of V.F.W. #5531, in Wathena, KS, and enjoyed going to the horse races.

Jack married Betty Lou Kindred on August 15, 1961, in Troy, Kansas. She survives of the home. Other survivors include daughter, Helen (Tim) Teague, Elwood, KS; son, Larry Stewart, St. Joseph, MO; granddaughter, Jackie (Mike) Centeno; four great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Xavier, Mikey and Addisyn; three brothers, Virgil Stewart, Atchison, KS, Elmer Stewart, Troy, KS and Luther Stewart, St. Joseph, MO; sister, Josephine Davis, Las Vegas, NV; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Stewart has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services.

Gregory, Helen V. (Meek)

January 19, 2012

Helen V. (Meek) Gregory, 88, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at Carriage Square health care center.

Helen was born on September 23, 1923, in Oxford, MO, where she was raised. She was a graduate of Worth, Missouri, High School and a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church.

She married Richard B. Gregory on June 17, 1950, in Maryville, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband on February 8, 1987; brother Charles Meek on November 7, 1994; and her parents, Gloe L.and Eva M. (Dannar) Meek.

Helen worked as an accountant for the MO State Department of Mental Health, retiring on February 2, 1987, after 40 years of service. She loved to travel, spend time with her dogs, feed the birds and play cards.

Survivors include one sister, Mary (Earl) Tullis, St. Joseph, MO; numerous nieces, nephews and their children.

Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday, one hour prior to the service.

Memorials are suggested to Wyatt Park Christian Church or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Spaulding, Frankie D. (Anderson)

January 16, 2012

Frankie D. (Anderson) Spaulding, 97, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012, at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Frankie was the oldest of six children born to Ed and Anna (Rodewald) Anderson in Easton, Missouri on August 4, 1914.

Frankie married Paul Spaulding of Oneida, NY on May 22, 1944. He preceded her in death on August 5, 2004.

Frankie graduated from Central High School and the State Teachers’ College in Maryville. She taught for 20 years in the schools of Buchanan County before moving to Chula Vista, California where she taught 20 more years. She retired in 1979.

In 1981 Frankie and Paul moved back to Missouri. She was a member of the Camden Point Baptist Church, the St. Joseph Catholic Church Quilting Club of Easton, and was secretary/writer for the Young-At-Heart magazine.

She is preceded in death by her husband Paul, parents Ed and Anna Anderson, sister Marge Bowman, and brothers Lewis, Lee, and Harold Anderson.

She is survived by sister Ruth Anderson, cousins Edna Apostol and Kenneth (Doris) Rodewald of Savannah, sister-in-law Jean Anderson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 2:00 pm Tuesday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Kendallwood Hospice or to the Donor’s Choice.

McCrary, Gentry T.

January 14, 2012

Gentry T. McCrary, 86, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Gentry was born on May 11, 1925, in Kidder, MO, to Charles “Woodie” and Juanita (Cox) McCrary. Gentry was a WW II Navy veteran. He worked for Swifts for 25 years and then Carnation. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Gentry is survived by his wife of 35 years, Florence McCrary, of the home; sons, Kenneth and Michael McCrary; daughter Kelly (Rick) White; step-children, Earl (Meredith), Eddie and Kirte McCrary, Cindy (Rick) Donaldson, Laura Barnett, Karen (Richard) Barnes; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Elsie Hall of Jamesport, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. McCrary has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012, at McCrary Cemetery; Gallatin, MO.

Cornell, Doneta

January 14, 2012

Doneta Kay (Clevenger) Cornell, 64, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, January 13, 2012 at her home.

Doneta was born and raised in Meadville, Missouri to Donald and Leona (Elam) Clevenger on December 2, 1947, where she graduated from Meadville High School. She then moved to St. Joseph and attended Gard Business School.

Doneta retired from the Missouri Highway Department after 30 years.

Doneta married Billie Gene Cornell on June 24, 1966. He preceded her in death on September 30, 2008. She is also preceded in death by her father, and two brothers, Ronald and Paul Clevenger.

Surviving family includes daughters, Rhonda Cornell, and Julie (Gary) Bacon, grandchildren, Lauren, Leslie, and Rylie Bacon, mother, Leona Clevenger, brothers, Terry and Lyndell Clevenger, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her greatest love was watching her grandchildren, and watching them play in sports activities.

Service 10:00 am Tuesday, at McCarthy Baptist Church.
Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday evening.

Memorial contributions can be made to the McCarthy Baptist Church or Children’s Mercy Hospital.

O’Konski, Joseph

January 12, 2012

Joseph F. O’Konski, 67 of Lake Waukomis went to meet his Lord and Master on January 9, 2012. Joe was born in St Joseph, MO to Clemence and Berniece (Mollus) O’Konski on Nov 17, 1944. He attended St. Peter and Paul Elementary and graduated from Christian Brothers High School. He was an Army veteran serving in Vietnam. Starting as young as 12 years old, Joe worked for Clarence Rezac at his neighborhood hardware store. Later he worked as a plumbing and electrical buyer for Wyeth Hardware in St Joseph, MO prior to his 25 year career with Model Stone, Inc, now known as Complete Home Concepts. On December 26, 1979, Joe married the love of his life, Christine (O’Rourke) Bagby and they have just celebrated 32 years of marriage. Joe was an avid fisherman and he loved and enjoyed his lake home on Lake Waukomis. Joe was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the NRA, as well as being a past Deacon of Northland Christian Church where he served on many committees, one being the building committee to construct a new edition where Joe will lie in state.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, one step-son, Michael S. O’Rourke, a brother-in-law, Mark G. Bagby and father-in-law, Mark L. Bagby and his mother-in-law whom he and Christine cared for, Nellie May Bagby.

His loving family includes, his wife of 32 years, Christine (O’Rourke), 8 Step-Children, Kathleen Olvera and her husband Mark, Kelly Jarrett and her husband Jay, Danny O’Rourke and his wife Molly, Rosie Holder and her husband Myron, Bridget Sandow and her husband George, Ryan O’Rourke and his wife Genni, Maureen Dudley and her husband Heath and Kenny O’Rourke and his wife Lori; Sister, Mary Gall and her husband Fritz, brothers, Richard O’Konski and James O’Konski and his wife Margery; 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; 7 nephews; 3 nieces; and a host of great -nephews and great-nieces. Joe is also survived by a favorite cousin, Joe Kilanoski and his wife Carol, Phil O’Konski and many other cousins.

Services to honor Joe’s life will be a visitation with family 5-8pm Wednesday, Jan 11 at Northland Christian Church; 6120 NE 48th St, KC,MO. Joe will be taken to St. Joseph on Thursday morning and he will lie in state at Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will greet friends on Friday from 5-9pm with a prayer service at 6pm; Celebration of Life service at 10am Saturday, at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2618 Seneca Street St. Joseph, MO (816) 671-9473, under the direction of Pastor John Koch and Father Bill Walter.

Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St Joseph with full military honors.

Services have been entrusted to Cashatt Family Funerals 816-587-8200 and

Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel (816) 232-3355.

Wanek, William W.

January 10, 2012

William “Bill” Walter Wanek, 67, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012.

Bill was born March 29, 1944 in St. Edward, NE to Walter and Marjorie (Morris) Wanek.

At age 12, the family moved to Fremont, NE. Bill was in the class of “62” at Fremont High. He lived in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, 1967 – 1988.

Bill married in August 1963. He was later divorced. June 10, 1972, he married Janelle Alm. She survives of the home.

Bill served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, spending 13 months in Vietnam as an Air crewman in Marine Helicopter Squadron 261.

Bill worked in the grocery industry for 25 years, from stock clerk to store manager. His last 20 years, he was an over-the-road truck driver.

Bill was a member of Masonic Lodge #229 of Ceresco, NE, for more than 40 years. He was also a member of USMC/COMBAT HELICOPTER ASSOC. and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. He was an avid golfer and a member of Duncan Hill Golf Course and loved to win a quarter or two off of his buddies.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by 5 children and step-children, Sherry Jackson and husband, Greg, from St. Joseph, Christy Buell from Lincoln, NE, and Carolyn Wanek from Lincoln, Jodie Jung from Manhattan, KS and Trent Alm of Kansas City, MO. Bill had 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Larry Wanek, Palm Spring, CA and Don Wanek, Wheatridge, CO.

Mr. Wanek has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Memorial Service 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Chapel. David H. Mejia officiated. The family will receive friends 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday.

The family suggests memorial donations to Special Olympics.

Finchum, Bob

January 6, 2012

Bob Finchum, 80, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Bob was born in Avenue City on February 8, 1931. He attended school and graduated from Savannah High School. He was drafted to the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, he returned to St. Joseph and began his career at Quaker Oats, retiring after 42 years.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Essie (Wilson) Finchum; brother, Clarence Finchum and sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Dale Shreves.

Bob is survived by his sister-in-law, Joyce Finchum, St. Joseph, MO; nieces, Jacqueline McClure, Clarksdale, MO, and Connie Stevenson, Cortez, CO; and nephews, Clarence Finchum, Muscatine, IA and John Finchum, St. Joseph, MO.

Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, MO, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Atha, Dorothy

January 5, 2012

Dorothy Blanche (Delaney) Atha, 94, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 2, 2012, at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Dorothy was born in St. Joseph on April 11, 1917, to John and Blanche (Burns) Delaney She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Ann Altar Society, Quilting Club; St. Joseph Church of Easton’s Quilting Group; and Ladies Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus Council #571.

She married Bob Atha on April 30, 1941 in St. Joseph. He passed away on September 11, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents; sons, Raymond Michael and John Allen Atha; daughter-in-law, Janice Atha; and four brothers, Bernard, Maurice and Tom Delaney and Danny Karl.

Survivors include her son, Robert J. (Olga) Atha, St. Joseph, MO; daughters, Patricia (Alfred) Miller, St. Joseph, MO and Charlotte (Phillip) Chunn, Savannah, MO; daughter-in-law, Patti Atha, St. Joseph, MO; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; three sisters-in law, Juanita Gach, St. Joseph, MO, Peggy Horrigan, Louisville, KY and Sister Clairerita Atha, CSJ, St. Louis, MO; one brother-in-law, Paul (Jeanette) Atha, St. Joseph, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Family will receive friends 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, with a Rosary at 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Fenley, Gertrude

January 2, 2012

Gertrude Fenley, 87, St. Joseph, Passed away, January 1st, 2012 at her home.

Gertrude was born on March 20, 1924 to Andrew and Anna (English) Mott.

Gertrude was raised on a family farm near Lathrop, Missouri and graduated high school in 1942. She attended nurses training at Sister’s Hospital andgraduated in 1945 as a registered nurse. She married Warren Fenley on November 15, 1947 at Cathedral of St. Joseph.

She worked at Sister’s Hospital and as a school nurse at Co-Cathedral Grade School. Gertrude was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral for 70 years, and a member of the Registered Nurses Association since 1945. Her family, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren meant the world to her.

Gertrude is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: George, Thurman, and John Mott; sister, Mary Templeton, and daughter-in-law, Merril Sue Fenley.

Surviving family includes husband, Warren F. Fenley, of the home; sons, Michael Fenley, Parkville, Missouri, and Matthew Fenley, Nacogdoches, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah, Mick, Emily, and Tyler; eight great-grandchildren, Hannah, Max, Maddie, Kennedy, Brody, Lillie, Gavin, and Gunnar; brothers, Andrew and Richard Mott; and sisters, Thelma Trawick, Betty Jo Rader, and Virginia Kline.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Thursday, at Cathedral of St. Joseph
Entombment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Wednesday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the donor’s choice.

Stevenson, Webb E.

January 2, 2012

Webb Stevenson, of St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, December 30, 2011, at his home following a brief illness.

Webb was born on March 4, 1931, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Harold N. and Marian (Webb) Stevenson, and was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph.

He married Katherine L. Sallee on June 3, 1961; she survives of the home.

Webb was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church and past member of the Wesleyan Sunday School class. He was a lifelong member of Sertoma, Beta Theta Pi and a member St. Joseph Historical Society

He was a graduate of Central High School 49’ers. He attended Washington and Lee University and graduated from University of Missouri with a degree in agriculture.

Following college he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a helicopter mechanic. After discharge, he farmed at Easton, Missouri and then joined Bennett Garden Center as a partner and vice-president. He was an insurance agent with Lucas, Hopkins, Stevenson Insurance Agency.

Retirement gave Webb time to spend as a volunteer tutor in the St. Joseph School System. He volunteered for 17 years at Bode Middle School. He also had the opportunity to tutor in ESL, English as a Second Language, working with families.

He received many awards including National Association of Partners in Education, National Outstanding Volunteer Award, Carnation Community Service Award, J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award and others.

These awards were recognition of his many years of volunteer service in education for children in Missouri. His recent years had been spent tutoring children at Avenue City, R-9 School.

He and his family were a licensed foster home in Andrew County, Missouri and served for 8 years. He was treasurer of the Missouri Foster Parent Association, and was active in the local Northwest Missouri Foster Parent Association. He was Co-founder of PACT, Parents and Children Together.

He shared with his wife Katherine, the David G. Berger Community Service Award, 2001; 13th Annual Mayor’s Thanksgiving Humanitarian Award and Avenue City School and Community Service Award.

Webb was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Mary S. Tootle, and Barbara S. Broadhead.

Additional survivors include son, Christian T. Stevenson; daughters, Julie and husband Brian Redinger; Jill L. Massey; four grandchildren, Robert, Sarah, Daniel, and Joseph Webb; and nieces and nephews.

Services 1:30 pm Tuesday, at Ashland United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Avenue City R-9 School Memorial Fund, 18069 Highway 169, Cosby, Missouri 64436, Inter-Serv Calvin Center, or Open Door Food Kitchen.

Webster, Donnie L.”Don”

January 2, 2012

Donnie L. “Don” Webster, 65 of Springfield, Missouri formerly of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011 surrounded by his family at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph following a Christmas visit.

Don was born on January 5, 1946 in Kirksville, Missouri to Thomas Milton and Edna Pearl Webster.

Don graduated from Lancaster High School in 1963. He graduated from Kansas City Business College and Moler Barber School where he received his license and perfected his trade at Chuck’s Barber Shop in St. Joseph. Don retired from the Missouri Air National Guard after 22 ½ years of service with the Security Police and was a sales rep for Seitz Foods in Springfield, Missouri, and currently operated Law Enforcement Promotions.

Don believed in supporting law enforcement and enjoyed the relationships he acquired within various Sheriff’s Departments all over the country.

You always knew what Don was thinking much to the dismay of his friends and family. He spent the last two weeks of his life doing exactly what he wanted to do and left this world doing it “HIS” way.

Don was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Tommy Webster.

He married Rebecca Sue Shepherd on November 5, 1969 in St. Joseph, Missouri, She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include one daughter, April D. Wyatt and husband, Marshall, St. Joseph, Missouri; one son, Todd J. Webster and wife, Trisha, Bolivar, Missouri; six grandchildren, Schuyler, McKinzie, Sierra, Ethan, Lola and Charlotte; mother -in-law Rose Marie “Pobie” Shepherd, St. Joseph, Missouri; brother-in-law, Roger L. Shepherd and wife Cheryl, Grapevine, Texas, sister-in-law, Joan Webster, Glenwood, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews and his traveling companion, his dog, Tinker Belle.

Services 1:00pm Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 1:00pm Wednesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Mr. Webster will be cremated following the service. Graveside service 1:00pm Friday at the Arni Cemetery, Lancaster, Missouri.

The family would like to thank Dr. Anita Smith for her exceptional care and compassion in the last few days of Don’s life.

Don would like you to remember to hold the ones you love dearly and tell them why they are special –LOVE BIG!

In memory of Don, his family suggests memorials to Ronald McDonald House or Friends of the Park – Tree House for Everyone Project in care of the funeral home.

Mollus, Joseph L. “Joe” Jr.

December 31, 2011

Joseph L. “Joe” Mollus, Jr., 49, of St. Joseph passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011 at his home.

Joe was born October 18, 1962 in St. Joseph to Joseph, Sr. and Ethel (Rhoades) Mollus. He worked for Monfort and Seitz Packing Companies and at the East Hills Mall. He had also served with the Army Reserve.

Mr. Mollus was preceded in death by his mother; a granddaughter Makya Mollus; a brother, John Mollus and a sister, Debra Mollus

Joe is survived by his father, Joseph L. Mollus, Sr.; a daughter, Jessica Mollus; two grandchildren, Demetrius Mollus and Lillia McDougal all of St. Joseph; a brother Jerry (Lynda) Mollus of Waterloo, IA; a sister, Jennifer (Rob) Gentry of Windsor, CT and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00PM Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date.

Lundy, Donna

December 31, 2011

Donna Lundy, 62, of St. Joseph, passed away, Saturday, December 31, 2011 at her home.

Donna was born on December 21, 1949, in Tindall, Missouri to Richard “Dick” and Kitty (Bosley) French. She moved to St. Joseph, where she graduated from Lafayette High School and attended St. Joseph Junior College.

She was a coordinator for the Community Action Partnership. She was a lifelong member of Patee Park Baptist Church where she was the Youth Director and taught Sunday school.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and taking them all, at the same time, on family vacations. She was very warm hearted and never knew a stranger.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving family includes, husband, Larry Lundy, of the home; sons, Jeff (Jennifer) Lundy, of Savannah, Doug (Heather Allen) Lundy, Bradley (Amelia) Lundy, both of St. Joseph; daughter, Erica Lundy, of the home; grandchildren, Jessie, Jacob, Samantha, Charley, Brayden, Deneen, Nate, Lane, and Cash; sisters, Joyce Gilpatrick, and Janice Bruce, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service 11:00 AM Wednesday, at Patee Park Baptist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or to the Patee Park Baptist Church.

Loupe, Sylvain MacRobert “Bob”

December 31, 2011

Sylvain MacRobert “Bob” Loupe, 72, DeRidder, Louisiana, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Bob was born May 7, 1939 to Sylvain Robert and Willie Mae (Deitsch) Loupe in Alexandra, Louisiana. He married Janice Gail Lillard on August 1, 1981 in Fillmore, Missouri.

Bob was a graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point. Having served two tours in the Vietnam War, he later retired from the U. S. Army. Bob also retired from Raytheon Government Services.

He enjoyed family (especially reunions) golf, Army, LSU and Saints football and reading.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Bob and Maxine Lillard; brother-in-law, Jim Dunton; and niece (God-Child), Joy (Dunton) Agnelli.

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Robin Maxine both of DeRidder; daughter, Maegan (Adam) Powell of Birmingham, Alabama; sisters, Judy Dunton, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Roberta (Roy) St. Pierre, of Maurepas, Louisiana, Donna Loupe, of Lawrenceville, Georgia; brothers-in-law, Richard (Pat) Lillard, of Saint Peters, Missouri; Dennis (Sally), Rodney (Nancy) and Bob Mac Lillard, all of Savannah, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 11 am, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 3 pm, Monday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Monday evening. Interment Fillmore Cemetery.

Atkins, Virgil “Dean”

December 29, 2011

Virgil “Dean” Atkins, 81, Savannah, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011, surrounded by his family, at LaVerna Village Nursing Home.

Dean was born October 7, 1930 in Fillmore, Missouri to William and Anna (Uelliger) Atkins. He was a graduate of Fillmore High School. Dean served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

Dean married Patricia Ann Jackson on June 4, 1955 in Rea, Missouri, she preceded him in death on August 11, 2009. He was also predeceased by his parents; brother, Lloyd Atkins; and sister-in-law, Barbara Atkins.

Dean retired form McCarty Motors in Savannah, where he was a mechanic and parts manager. He was a member of Rosendale Christian Church.

Survivors include son, Michael Dean (Norma) Atkins of St. Joseph, Missouri; daughter, Lori Ann (Todd) Goodson of Manhattan, Kansas; four grandchildren, Corissa Atkins, Christopher (Toni) Kucan, Annie Goodson, Carrie Goodson; three great-grandchildren, Bridget, Cole and Christan Kucan; two brothers, Dale (Lola) Atkins of Rosendale, Missouri, Larry Atkins of Rea, Missouri; numerous family and friends, including a dance partner and friend, Margaret Pryor.

Mr. Atkins has been cremated. Memorial Services 2 pm, Saturday at Rosendale Christian Church. Inurnment Savannah Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to North Andrew R-V1 Foundation Scholarship Fund, Andrew County Senior Center or donor’s choice.

Simon, Billy E.

December 28, 2011

Billy E. Simon, 88, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Living Community of St. Joseph.

Billy was born on September 7, 1923 in St. Joseph, to Eldridge and Tresa (Stewart) Simon.

Billy graduated from Lafayette High School in 1942, and enlisted in the army during WWII, and participated in an Honor Flight to the WWII Memorial.

He was also a member of Maxwell Heights Presbyterian Church.

Billy is preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Alma (Shaw) Simon, his parents, companion of 30 years, Gloria Peppard, brother, Bob Simon, and sister, Ruth Langdon.

Surviving family includes son, Jerry (Sherry) Simon, of Jefferson City; daughter, Vicky (Richard) Davis, of Chillicothe; son, Danny (Nancy) Simon, sister, Emma Jean Neudorff, and brother, Raymond Simon, all of St. Joseph; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services 1:30 pm Friday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 2:00 pm Thursday, at our chapel. Where the family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Thursday evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Legion Post #464 Conception, Missouri

Sprake, James C.

December 27, 2011

Jim Sprake, Faucett, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly December 24, 2011 at a hospital in LaGrange, Kentucky while visiting family in Crestwood, Kentucky.

He was born June 14, 1937 on the family farm, to Lloyd and Mamie Lee (Call) Sprake who preceded him in death. On August 30, 1958 he wed Judy K. Brown of Atlanta, Georgia who survives of the home.

Jim was a graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Agriculture where he later served 2 terms as the President of the Agriculture Alumni Association. He was the Farm Director of KFEQ Radio and TV for 12 years; He owned the “Journal of Livestock and Agriculture” for several years before serving as Deputy Director of Agriculture for the State of Missouri. Jim also worked as director of Member Services for Livestock Marketing Association, Kansas City, before retiring in 2003. He received various political appointments including the first Governor’s Agriculture Advisory Council and also the Atomic Energy Commission.

Jim was baptized on November 2, 1952 and remained an active member of the DeKalb Christian Church. He was a lifetime member of the American Angus Association and an avid supporter of the agricultural youth programs including 4-H, FFA and Junior Angus.

He was also preceded in death by his sister Mary Jean Cabiness, a brother David L. Sprake, and his mother and father-in-law Judy and “Brownie” Brown. Jim is also survived by two children: a daughter, Darla (Ben) Eggers, Mexico, Missouri and Bill (Jane) Sprake and two grandchildren, Joseph William Sprake and Madeline Kessler Sprake of Crestwood, Kentucky; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 11:00 am Friday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Thursday, at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:30-8:30 pm, Thursday evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Show-Me Christian Children’s Home, P.O. Box 6, La Monte, Missouri 65337 or to the DeKalb Christian Church, 301 Main St, DeKalb, Missouri 64440.

Reeves, Christina (Chapman)

December 23, 2011

Christina (Chapman) Reeves, 49, of Cameron, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Quail Run Health Care Center.

Christina was born on September 28, 1962 in Albany, Missouri to Ray and Ruby Nadean (Long) Chapman.

She graduated from King City High School and had worked at Hardees, Wal-Mart, and as a nurse’s aid at numerous nursing homes. She was a Christian and enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing and making crafts.

Christina was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving family includes her sisters, Susan (Rodney) Reeves, of Savannah; Linda Lammers, of St. Joseph; sons, Timmy Reeves and Dakota, daughters, Shelby and Sarah, one grandchild, two nieces, and two nephews.

Mrs. Reeves has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

A memorial service will be held at a later date with inurnment at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.

Pinzino, Todd Alan

December 23, 2011

Todd Alan Pinzino, 45, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at his home.

Todd was born on March 9, 1966 in St. Joseph to Rudolph and Jeanette (Stuke) Pinzino. He graduated from Lafayette High School.

Todd was outstanding in individual sports and mastered each one, including: karate, body building, arm wrestling, and wrestling. He earned the title “Mr. Saint Joseph”

Surviving family includes his four children; Trevor, Jordan, Ashley, and Alana, his parents, numerous cousins, and granddaughter Mercedes.

Mr. Pinzino has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Memorial prayer service 1:30 pm Tuesday, at Horigan Chapel. Inurnment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Todd Alan Pinzino. Please make donations payable to: Rudy & Jeanette Pinzino, 1501 North 12th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri 64505

Lyle, James E.

December 23, 2011

James E. Lyle, 81, Savannah lost his battle to cancer on December 21, 2011 at a Savannah Health Care Center.

Jim was born September 24, 1930 in St. Joseph, the son of William and Ermil (Rasnic) Lyle and was raised on a farm near Graham. He graduated from Graham High School where he served on the Livestock judging team that won all state levels and traveled to Chicago to compete in the National Livestock Judging contest.

Jim served in Korea for 2 years with the US Marine Corps, 1st Marine Division and was awarded two battle stars.

He worked with the MFA feed division for 15 years. Later he owned and operated Phillips 66 Station in St. Joseph before moving to Savannah. He was an excellent mechanic and operated his own mechanic shop in Savannah for several years. He also worked at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Savannah.

One of his favorite past times was restoring old tractors and he was a big supporter of the “Show Me Tractor Cruise.” He drove one of his tractors in the cruise for 5 years until he had to give it up because of his health.

In 1954, he married Margaret Ann Williams of St. Joseph and to this union James Michael and Deborah Ann were born. They later divorced.

In 1972, he married Lois Criss Matthews. She preceded him in death on January 17, 2006. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Forrest Lyle; and sister, Katherine Jean (Lyle) Livingston.

Survivors are daughter, Deborah Schwenn and husband Steve of Savannah and son, James Michael Lyle, Brownsville, Texas. Other survivors are brothers, Jack (Stella) Lyle of Barnard, Wayne (Catherine) Lyle of Brandon, Mississippi; sister, Clarice (Russell) Hemphill of Kansas City, Missouri;
brother, Joe (Mary Kay) Lyle of Savannah, who served as his caretaker; and many nieces and nephews.

Services 11 am, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Visitation will begin after 1 pm, Monday at our Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Monday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Legion Dick Munkres Post 287.

Nadolski, Norma

December 17, 2011

Norma Nadolski, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011 at a local health care facility

Norma was born on July 28, 1920 in Little Rock, Arkansas to David and Johanna (Klonoski) Rhoads. Norma spent the early years of her childhood in Texas. The remainder of her childhood and rest of her life she resided in St. Joseph. Norma graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart High School. She later worked as a Real Estate Agent at Sprague Realty and was a homemaker.

Norma was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Anne’s Alter Society, Daughters of Isabella, Ladies of Charity, and helped at the St. Francis Xavier House of Bread.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Adam Nadolski, October 9, 2004, her parents, her brother and sister, Alvin and Dorothy Rhoads.

Survivors include sons, James A. Nadolski (Kim), Gary S. Nadolski M.D. (Patricia), all of St. Joseph; six grandchildren, Amy, Ryan, Kristin, Lauren, Nolan, and Michael; and three great-grandchildren, Princeton, Gabriella and Cooper Nadolski.

A Private Mass of Memorialization and Inurnment will be held.

In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or Bishop LeBlond High School.

Lipira, Marion

December 17, 2011

Marion Lipira, 89, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Marion was born on May 20 1922, in St. Joseph, to Guy Anthony and Rose (Punzo) Lipira. He joined the Army during WW II, and served in the European Theatre. He married Lucile Peden on January 29, 1955, at St. Joseph Cathedral. Following the war, he worked at Central Fruit Co. for twenty years before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they lived for thirty years, until moving back to St. Joseph in 1992.

He is survived by wife, Lucile, of the home; two daughters, Marsha Potter, St. Joseph, MO and Roseann Hoeye, Conyers, GA; son, Anthony (Maxine) Lipira, Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and one sister, Carolyn Barber.

Mr. Lipira has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. A private Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral at a later date. A Memorial Service and inurnment with full military honors will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery, also at a later date.

Karns, III, George “Sam”

December 15, 2011

George S. “Sam” Karns, III, 62 of Smithville, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sam was born on November 14, 1949 in St. Joseph, Missouri to George Sampson Karns, Jr. and Thelma Lucille (Haley) Karns.

Sam was a graduate of Missouri Western State University and was a farmer for most of his life. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and enjoyed coaching Baseball.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one son, Andy Karns and wife, Kelly, daughter, Amy Willoughby and husband Shad; three brothers, Charlie, David, and Pete Karns; four sisters, Karen Williams, Sharon Anderson, Kathy Allnutt, and Laurie Dunlap; five grandchildren, Drew, Haley, Caleb, Drake and Natalie.

Mr. Karns has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family suggests memorials to Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Altermatt, Allan V.

December 13, 2011

Allan V. Altermatt, 90, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Missouri Veteran’s Home in Cameron, Missouri.

He was born on January 29, 1921, near Wanda, Minnesota, to John and Louise (Timm) Altermatt.

He grew up with his family near Wanda, Minnesota on his family’s farm and graduated from Lamberton (Minnesota) High School in 1939.

In September 1942, Allan enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps. After basic training he was stationed at Rosecrans Field in St. Joseph, Mo, and then spent a year in India.

He then returned to St. Joseph after the war and married Josephine McKowen, whom he had met through the USO. Spending most of his career selling and servicing Hoover vacuum cleaners; he was known to his customers as “the Hoover Man.” Allan was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in St. Joseph.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Josephine, who passed away October 26, 2000.

Surviving family includes, daughters, Judy Fee (Darrell), of Chesterfield, Missouri; Dianne Stains (Bill), of St. Joseph, Missouri; son, John Altermatt (Dana) of Wildwood, Missouri; grandchildren, Renee (Steven) Yocum of Lawrence, Kansas; Jennifer Fee-Keller (Ken) of Chesterfield, Missouri; Michael Stains, and Carrie Stains, both of St. Joseph, Missouri; Gregory Fee of Seattle, Washington; Sarah, Andrew, and Joshua Altermatt of Wildwood, Missouri, and four great-grandchildren.

Services 11:00 am Thursday, at St. Paul Lutheran Church
Visitation will begin after 1:00 pm Wednesday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Belcher, Gerald “Butch”

December 11, 2011

Gerald “Butch” Belcher, 70, St. Joseph, MO passed away, unexpectedly, on Thursday, December 8, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Butch was born on February 17, 1941, in St. Joseph, to Lester Wright and Helen Maxine (Callaway) Belcher. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Butch was retired from Wire Rope Corp. and was a member of YMCA.

He married Nancie Allen in St. Joseph, in August 1963. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his son, Clint Belcher; daughter, Janie (John) Koehler and grandson, Jordan Blair.

Mr. Belcher has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Consodine, Carolyn M.

December 11, 2011

Carolyn was born on July 7, 1929 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Thomas J. and Lena F. (Arthur) Consodine, Sr.

Carolyn graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Altar Society and Alumni of the Sacred Heart Convent. She was an Admitting Clerk with Sister’s Hospital and later Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Maj. Thomas J. Consodine, Jr., USMC.

She is survived by her sister, Monica Consodine of the home; sister-in-law, Evelyn Consodine, Wichita Falls, Texas; four nephews, Tom Consodine, Tim Consodine, Kevin Consodine and wife Debra, Daniel Consodine and wife, Stephanie and numerous cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Tuesday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00pm Tuesday evening at our chapel, where the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:00pm.

The family suggests memorials to Bishop LeBlond High School, St. Patrick Catholic Church or the donor’s choice.

Wagers, Martha Lee

December 11, 2011

Martha Lee Wagers, 85, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Martha was born in Ravenna, Kentucky, on December 20, 1925, to Elliott C. and Anna Kathryn Rogers. She was a member of Grace Evangelical Church and had worked for Parisoff ‘s Grocery for 30 years, St. Joseph School District and Jackson Furniture.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl E. Wagers on March 20, 1982; son, Rev. Ronald Wagers; great-grandson, Carson Wagers; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two sons, Roger (Donna) Wagers and Randy (Marcia) Wagers; daughter-in-law, Liz Wagers; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Teatsorth and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Evangelical Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation after noon Sunday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel where the family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m.

Robreau, Carole J. (Yarger)

December 11, 2011

Carole J. (Yarger) Robreau, 74, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, December 9, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Her family was at her side at the time of her death.

Carole was born in St. Joseph on October 3, 1937, to John H and Cleva L. (Walters) Yarger. Carol worked as a sales clerk, most recently at Dillards.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her daughter Kathy Sue (Robreau) Heckert, Lawson, MO; sons, Paul Michael Robreau and Mark Steven Robreau of St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Chad Allen (Lindsey) Heckert and Rebecca Sue Heckert; sisters, Jean (Yarger) McDonald, Platte City, MO and Janet (Yarger) Jones, St. Joseph, MO; numerous nieces and nephews and her dog, Bruno.

Services 1:00 p.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Sunday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening.

The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society.

Dennis, Eva Inez (Chandler)

December 11, 2011

Eva Inez (Chandler) Dennis, 89, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, December 9, 2011 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of Raymond and Leona (Pearson) Chandler, who preceded her in death.

Eva is also preceded in death by her 1st Husband, Don E. Ramsey; 2nd Husband, Jack E. Smith; and 3rd Husband, Leonard Dennis.

She is survived by one son, Michael (Sharon) Ramsey, of St. Joseph; granddaughter, Andrea Nicole (Martin Bambrick) Ramsey, of St. Louis, Missouri; daughter, Jeanetta (Jerry) Holt, of St. Joseph, and a host of friends. The family wishes to give special thanks to Carriage Square Caregivers and Staff.

Graveside service 2:00 pm Tuesday, at Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Missouri.

Visitation will begin after 2:00 Monday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Cochran, Bonnie Jo (Stevens)

December 11, 2011

Bonnie Jo (Stevens) Cochran, 78, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at her home.

Bonnie Jo was born on August 30, 1933 in Joplin, Missouri to Earl and Josephine (Tando) Stevens.

She attended both Southwest Missouri State University and Pittsburgh State University. She was a teacher in the Joplin, Missouri Public Schools and Carl Junction for several years. She also had worked for the State of Missouri Division of Employment Security. Following her retirement, Bonnie Jo returned to substitute teaching in Joplin and Carl Junction

Bonnie Jo was preceded in death by her parents.

She married Russell G. Cochran on October 30, 1954 in Joplin, Missouri, he survives of the home. Additional survivors include, one daughter, Cynthia Pate and husband Notie, Las Cruces, New Mexico, one son, Mark Cochran and wife, Julie, St. Joseph, Missouri, one brother, Ronald Stevens and wife, Patricia, Lenexa, Kansas; three grandchildren, Brandon Pate and wife Paige, Joplin, Missouri, Jordan Pate, Las Cruces, New Mexico and Ashliegh Cochran, St. Joseph, Missouri; one great-grandson, Rio Lerma, Holbrook, Arizona.

Memorial service 11:00am Tuesday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hands of Hope Hospice in St. Joseph or First Community Church in Joplin, Missouri.

Kretzer, Jr., Emerson A.

December 7, 2011

Emerson A. Kretzer, Jr., 82, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at his home.

Emerson was born on July 19, 1929, in St. Joseph, to Lillian (Rehm) and Emerson Kretzer, Sr. He attended schools in St. Joseph and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. On January 26, 1952, he married Nadine Waymire and they later divorced. He served in the Navy and Air Force and during the Korean Conflict. After retiring from the military in 1963, Emerson worked as a laborer for several companies in St. Joseph until his retirement in the early 90’s. He was also a member of American Legion Post #359; Northwest Missouri Model Railroaders and Laborers Union Local #579.

Emerson was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard and Charles Kretzer; son, Michael; grandsons, David, Michael and Brian and great-grandson, Ethan.

Survivors include his children, Marie (Ron) Hoyt, Gail (Dennis) Smith, Emerson (Denise) Kretzer IV, John Kretzer, David (Kelly) Kretzer, Margaret Wells, all of St.Joseph; Timothy (Cathy) Kretzer of Texas and Karl (Regina) Kretzer, Savannah, MO; brothers, Gary and John Kretzer, of St. Joseph; 26 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and his friend, Marcy Whitlatch.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Odette, Lisa M.

December 7, 2011

Lisa M. Odette, 53, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at her home.

Lisa was born on April 4, 1958, in New Braunfels, Texas, to Gerald E. and Suzann (Shaw) Odette. She was a graduate of Central High School in St. Joseph and attended MO Western State University. She worked for Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Lisa was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Leo and Frances Odette and maternal grandfather, Donald Shaw.

Survivors include her parents; her son, Dalton Odette and maternal grandmother, Janet Shaw, all of St. Joseph, MO.

Graveside Services 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Clarksdale Cemetery, Clarksdale, MO, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The procession will leave the funeral home at 12:00 noon Thursday, for anyone wishing to follow. There will be no visitation at our Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation.

Currie, Kathy

December 5, 2011

Kathy Currie, 52, of Faucett, Missouri, passed away, Thursday, December 1, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kathy was born on October 16, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri to Marvin and Reta (Torneden) Miller.

Kathy worked as a U.S.D.A. Consumer Safety Inspector for 12 years and her duty station was Triumph Foods Inc. She received her Associates Degree in Fine Arts at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico.

Kathy was the Vice President and St. Joseph representative of the American Federation of Government Employees and Elected officer of the Women’s & Fair Practice Coordinator for the Midwest Counsel of Food Inspectors. She loved animals and animals loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her Husband Les Currie, of the home, and many, many, close friends.

Memorial service 1:00 pm Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Joseph Humane Society

Evans, Wilma M.

November 29, 2011

Wilma M. Evans, 96, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011, at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Wilma was born on March 15, 1915, in Callaway, Nebraska, to Curtis and Pearl (Filmer) Ogg.

Wilma was a homemaker and a member of Patee Park Baptist Church.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Orval Ogg, infant brother, Melvin Ogg and sisters, Marjorie Schwang and Edna Ogg.

Wilma is survived by her husband, Howard Evans, of the Veterans Home in Cameron, MO; two sons, Ronald L. Evans, Kansas City, MO and Larry H. Evans, Dearborn, MO; two daughters, Kay (Stephen) Fisher, St. Joseph, MO and Linda (Terry) Searcy, Dearborn, MO; six grandchildren, Brad Fisher, Mark Fisher, Melanie Hollingsworth, Kim Kelley, Katie Searcy and Trevor Searcy; and one great-grandson, Noah Fisher.

Services 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Wednesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

The Family suggests memorials to Patee Park Baptist Church Food Pantry, or to Asera Care Hospice.

Andres, Helen V.

November 29, 2011

Helen V. (Rogers) Andres, 96, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011, at her home.

Helen was born on August 24, 1915, in Kansas City, MO, to Edward C. and Georgia Mae (Young) Rogers. She attended St. Patrick Grade School and Convent of the Sacred Heart in St. Joseph. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, where she served as a Communion Minister and past-president of St. Ann’s Altar Society. She was the last original founding member of Cootie Club, which was founded in 1935.

Helen had been employed at JC Penney and Herman Drug Store as a sales clerk

Helen married Robert W. “Shorty” Andres. He passed away on May 21, 1976. She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Edward C. Andres; son-in-law, Angelo Scalisi and grandson, Michael Gilley.

Survivors include two sons, Roger (Nellie) Andres and Robert (Lola) Andres, St. Joseph, MO; three daughters, Helen Jo (Fred) Gilley, St. Joseph, Sheila Scalisi, Ballwin, MO and Carol (Donald) Johnson, St. Joseph; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life and Rebirth 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The Family will receive friends 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Wolfe, Candace “Candy”

November 28, 2011

Faucett, MO – Candace “Candy” Wolfe, 69, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Candy was born on March 26, 1942, in St. Joseph, MO to Melvin and Lucille (Stanton) Poage. She was a graduate of Savannah High School. She married John E. Wolfe on November 24, 1960. They recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. She was a member of Willowbrook Community Club and attended Faucett Baptist Church. Candy enjoyed cooking, reading, playing Bingo and taking long cruises.

Candy was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Phyllis Willmore.

Survivors include her husband, John E. Wolfe of the home; sons, Shannon (Linda) Wolfe, St. Joseph, MO, and Kevin (Shelly) Wolfe, Faucett, MO; daughter, Stacy (Robert) Dreier, Faucett, MO; grandchildren, Brian, Misty, Jonna, Tyler, Trevor, Darrin (Bethany) and Emily; great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Brianna, Kaitlin, Bailey, Justin, Samantha and Chloe; sister, Willa Parsley, Cameron, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Tuesday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Willowbrook Community Center or to a charity of your choice.

Gifford F. Helen

November 28, 2011

Helen F. (Maple) Gifford, 96, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at a local health care center.

Helen was born on July 5, 1915 in Savannah, Missouri to Bert and Pearl Maple. She grew up in Oregon, Missouri and graduated from school there.

She married Gerald Gifford on July 15, 1935. They loved and lived together in St. Joseph for 58 years until his passing on February 8, 1993. She was also preceded by her parents, two daughters, Judith Kay Taylor and Marsha Gayle Beeler; one sister, Rhetta Cooksey.

Survivors include, two sons, Robert L. Beeler, Kansas City, Missouri and Thomas L. Taylor and his wife Joan, St. Joseph, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jeffery Beeler andJames Burk, Todd Beeler and Penny, Stephen Beeler and Audrea, Melissa Schafer and Jason; six great-grandchildren, Zachery, Seth and Chase Beeler, Victoria and Cody Beeler and Judith Katherine Schafer.

Graveside services 2pm Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 1:00pm Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Whitmore, Sharon K. (Jenkins)

November 26, 2011

Sharon K. (Jenkins) Whitmore
1946-2011

Sharon K. (Jenkins) Whitmore passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011 surrounded by her loved ones, after a courageous fight with cancer.

Sharon was born on December 24, 1946 in Brookfield, Missouri to Jack and Hazel (Peink) Jenkins.

Sharon graduated from Brookfield High School where she was prom queen and a cheerleader. She was employed for over forty years at Seitz/Sara Lee, during which she made many cherished friends.

Sharon was an extraordinary woman who cherished ordinary life. To know her was to love her and she made everyone feel special. She was generous and friendly. She loved her family very much and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include, her husband of 44 years, Jim Whitmore, daughter and best friend, Jima Whitmore, of St. Joseph; brothers, Phillip (Louise) Jenkins, of Topeka; Paul (Vickie) Jenkins, of Sherman, Illinois; brother-in-law Larry (Linda) Whitmore, of Dearborn, Missouri; and nieces Dr. Susan Jenkins, Jennifer Jenkins and Elizabeth Jenkins Kunz.

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents and niece Teresa Jenkins-Carson.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday evening.

Yost, Florine Virginia

November 23, 2011

Florine Virginia (Holt) Yost, St. Joseph, passed away November 23, 2011 at a local health care center after what she described as “a long and wonderful life of 97 years”. Florine was born on March 28, 1914 to Harold Isaac Holt and Alma Sedalia (Thomann) Holt in Helena, Missouri. She moved to Savannah, MO in 1928 when her father was elected sheriff of Andrew County. As a teenager, Florine helped her mother cook the meals for the prisoners. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1932. She married Marvin E. Yost on November 4, 1933 in Bethany, MO . They moved to St. Joseph where they lived the rest of their lives.
They had two daughters, Phyllis Anne and Janice Marie. Both became talented musicians and Florine sewed beautiful costumes for the Yost Sisters as they performed all over the Midwest and on radio and television. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader for 10 years, and an instructor for Girl Scout leaders. During World War II, she did volunteer work for the U.S.O. She worked for Noma Lites for three years. She assisted Marvin in their business of shipping M & W Gear Company tractor parts and D.M.I. dual wheels to their customers. They co-owned Power Tools on the Belt Highway and they both worked there until retiring. After her husband passed away, she helped her son-in-law, Byron Myers, at Belt Antique Mall.
Florine “Gram” was a very devoted mother and grandmother and spent her life doing what she loved, taking care of her family. She was always giving to others. For 41 years, she anonymously gave scholarships for young people to go on New Generation Singers’ tours. She was a wonderful cook and hosted weekly family dinners until she was physically unable to do it. She took her entire family on many cruises forming a strong bond among all its five generations. She frequently babysat all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attended most of their musical performances and sporting events. She deeply loved her family and let them know it. She was proud of all of them . Florine was a positive role model for her entire family.
Florine was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church, and was a devoted supporter and honorary member of the New Generation Singers. As a young girl, she sang with her three sisters at church revivals around Helena, MO. She taught Sunday School for many years.
Florine was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Marvin in 1993; her daughter , Janice M. Bowman in 2001; her parents Harold & Alma Holt; and three sisters, Leola Nicholas, Estella Nold, and Mary Kathryn Reece.
Surviving her are daughter Phyllis (Byron) Myers of St. Joseph; grandchildren Dee Ann (Mike) Vestal, Lisa (Brian) Bodenhausen , Byron D. II (Carol) Myers, all of St. Joseph, and Shellie Bowman and Carmalida Austin-Kent of San Diego, California. Great-grandchildren surviving are Joshua (Christina) Heckman, Patrick (Sara) Lile, Allison Lile, all of St. Joseph; Drew and Arielle Bodenhausen of Denver,CO; Luke Bodenhausen of Ovando, MT; Seth Bodenhausen of Whitefish, MT; Byron III (BJ) Myers and Joey Myers of St. Joseph. Great-great-grandchildren are Tyson and Emery Lile of St. Joseph. She is also survived by sister-in-law Arla Yost of Denver, CO and numerous nieces and nephews.
While we’ll miss her terribly, she was a creative, humerous, caring, loving, generous and amazing woman that blessed us with beautiful impressions on our hearts and our lives that we’ll cherish forever.
Services 10:00 am Saturday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Missouri.
Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Friday with the family to receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm that evening.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the New Generation Singers Scholarship Fund.

Haskey, Evelyn L.

November 22, 2011

Evelyn Haskey, 96, passed away Monday November 21, 2011 at Vintage Gardens South.

Evelyn was born on June 15, 1915 in Severance, Kansas to John and Pearl (Simpson) Wertin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lawrence; a brother John; and sisters, Teresa Shay, Margaret Schaufler, Alyce Dycus and Frances Wertin.

Evelyn was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church for over 60 years, the St. Anne’s Altar Society, and the Daughters of Isabella. She had volunteered at the SFX House of Bread, served on the funeral luncheon committee, and was a member of the choir for many years. Evelyn worked at Westab, and retired from Sears , Roebuck & Co.

Evelyn is survived by her son Dave Haskey, Savannah, Missouri; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and David Bullimore, St. Joseph; 4 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and niece Judy Sheehan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Horigan Chapel on Wednesday, November 23, at 11:00 am. Interment Mount Olivet cemetery.

The family will receive friends after a Daughters of Isabella rosary at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22. Visitation will conclude with a prayer service at 6:00 pm

The family suggests memorials to St. Francis Xavier Church or the SFX House of Bread.

Akins, Byron L.

November 22, 2011

Byron L. Akins, 84, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at his home.

Byron was born on December 11, 1926 in Union Star, Missouri to Fred and Pauline Akins.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and had retired from farming. Byron and his wife also volunteered at the Food Kitchen. He was a member of Carnegie Baptist Church and member of King Hill Lodge #376.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Clarence Akins, step-daughter, Judy Mallady.

Byron married Helen M. Wilson on March 19, 1987 in Hesston, Kansas, She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include his son, Steven Akins, Scottsdale, Arizona; sister, Carol Duley, Midland, Texas; step-daughter, Wanda Fortune, Dothan, Alabama, sister-in-law, Carmelita Akins, King City, Missouri; four grandsons, and one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews..

Services 1:30pm Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 1:00pm Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Hunt, Gregory Lee

November 17, 2011

Gregory Lee Hunt
1954 – 2011

Gregory Lee Hunt, 57, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Gregory was born on February 7, 1954 in Leavenworth, Kansas to Beauford and Louise (Wright) Hunt.

Gregory worked as shift foreman for KC Power & Light for 32 years and then later on as a consultant with Digital Ocean, also of KC Power & Light. He was a member of the United States Army for nine years and served in Vietnam. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include wife, Michelle (McDonald) Hunt, of the Home; daughters, Corie Masterson, Christine Prussman, Tracey Miller, and Melissa Burnett; sons, Adam Hunt and Tom R. Burnett; brothers, Harry and David Hunt; sisters, Janet Everett, Cheryl Jacks, and Beverly Heath; mother, Louise Hunt, and eight grandchildren.

Memorial service 1:00 pm Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions can be made out to The American Cancer Society.

Nowland, Susanah F.

November 12, 2011

Susanah F. Nowland
1911 – 2011

Susanah F. Nowland, 99, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, November 11, 2011, at a St. Joseph health care center.

Susanah was born on November 28, 1911, in St. Joseph, to Frank and Maude (Davis) Nowland. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Msgr. Charles S. Nowland and two sisters, Louise and Catherine.

Susanah was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Mary Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, Ladies of Charity and Oblates of St. Benedict’s. She graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart. She was a Girl Scout and later, a Girl Scout Leader. She was a volunteer for the Open Door Food Kitchen for over 20 years. She worked as a bookkeeper for Townsend & Wall for 33 years, retiring in 1975.

Susanah is survived by one niece, Karen Springer; one nephew, Charles R. Felling; and several great-nieces and great-nephews, including Laurie Schneider, Mike Mazur, Jim Mazur and Theresa Orzel.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Horigan Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph.

Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends following a 6:00 p.m. Rosary until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.

The family suggests memorials to St. Mary Catholic Church.

Martin, Georgia O.

November 8, 2011

Georgia O. Martin
1915-2011

Georgia O. Martin, 96, passed away November 7, 2011 at a local nursing facility.

Georgia was born on March 17, 1915 in St. Joseph to Eli and Cora Alice (Scroggins) Arnold.

Georgia worked at Swift & Company for 30 years, until her retirement in 1977, and was a member of the Patee Park Christian Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Norman Martin, three brothers, Cecil, Harold, and Edward Arnold; two sisters, Connie Hinton and Frances Pollard.

Surviving family includes son, Neal Arnold and companion Patricia Meyer, of St. Joseph; six grandchildren, Teresa Dillon, David Arnold, Hank Martin, Shiela Clemens, Chris Martin and Shanon Martin; twenty-two great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and an abundance of close friends and caregivers.

Services 11:00 am Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Wednesday at our Chapel, where the family will receives friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The family suggests Memorial contributions to Kendallwood Hospice.

Kunels, Faye A.

November 8, 2011

Faye A. Kunels
1929 – 2011

Platte City, MO- Faye A. Kunels, 81, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011.

Faye was born in Savannah, MO on December 13, 1929, to Grover and Beulah (Brand) Crowley. She was a graduate of Savannah High School and a member of First Nodaway Primitive Baptist Church in Savannah.

Faye married James Kunels on October 29, 1949. He passed away on November 21, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Fern Coats.

Survivors include one daughter Jima (John) Townsend, Platte City, MO; two sons, Marc (Sharon) Kunels, St. Joseph, MO and Nick (JaNette) Kunels, Platte City, MO; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services 10:00 a.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

The family suggests memorials to First Nodaway Primitive Baptist Church in care of the Funeral Home.

Swope, Wilma

November 3, 2011

Wilma Swope
1929 – 2011

Wilma (Davis) Swope, 82, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2011, with her family by her side.

Wilma was born May 19, 1929, in Oregon, MO to Fred and Katherine Terry Davis.
She married Louis Swope on March 4, 1951. He preceded her in death in 1986. Wilma was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Doyle and Norman Davis, one sister, Dorothy Davis and one grandson, Brian Swope.

Wilma was a homemaker. She and Louis owned and operated Swope’s Market. Her greatest passion was spending time with her family.

Survivors include a son, Steve and DiAnne Swope; two daughters, Ruth and Mike Gaddie and Katherine and Scott Weston; grandchildren, Chad Gaddie, Jenni Gaddie, Juli Conley, Rob Weston, Kelly Swope, Daniel Weston and Hillary Weston; and five great- grandchildren.

Mrs. Swope has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 12:00 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

The family suggests memorials to Hands of Hope Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Dorothy Jean Sollars

November 2, 2011

Dorothy Jean Sollars
1928 – 2011

Dorothy Jean Sollars, 83, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Dorothy was born August 26, 1928 in Wathena, Kansas to Joseph Edward and Emma Catherine (Jones) Redmond. She married Clarence E. Sollars, Jr. on August 2, 1947 in Wathena, he preceded her in death on June 5, 2003 after 55 years of marriage.

Dorothy was a manager of retail sales for Mode-O-Day Dress Shop at the East Hills Shopping Center. She was also the proprietor of Beacon of Life Bible Shop.

Dorothy was a faithful attendee of First Baptist Church of Savannah and a member of Todd Community Club. She loved to read and enjoyed sewing.

Dorothy was also predeceased by her parents; and two brothers, Joseph and Wallace Redmond, as well as her beloved dog, Gus.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Jo (Mike) Breit, Blue Eye, Missouri,Debra June (Bob) Coats, Savannah; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services 1:30 pm, Saturday at First Baptist Church, Savannah. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Church. Inurnment Mt. Mora Cemetery. Mrs. Sollars has been cremated under the direction of
Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Savannah Senior Citizens Center or First Baptist Church in Savannah.

O’Rourke, Jack E.

November 2, 2011

Jack E. O’Rourke
1929 – 2011

John Eugene (Jack) O’Rourke went to be with the Lord Monday, October 31, 2011 surrounded by his family at home.

Jack was born May 18, 1929 to John C. and Clara C. (Lehmer) O’Rourke and was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph, Missouri

He married Anna Bell Nelson on June 26, 1954, at St. James Catholic Church and they are parents of five children: Colleen (Dave) Sweet, Mary (Doug) Holland, Peggy (Scott) Shaw, John (Ursula) O’Rourke, all of St. Joseph; and Jeanie (Bill) Breit, Lee’s Summit, MO. Survivors also include 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a brother Ronnie O’Rourke. His parents, as well as a sister, Helen Ozburn are deceased.

Jack worked as cashier for Mechanics Bank after graduating Salutatorian of his Christian Brothers High School class of 1947. Jack also served two years in the Army (1951-1953), where he attained the rank of sergeant.

Upon Returning to the banking business, Jack became senior vice-president at Mechanics Bank, (later Commerce Bank) serving as president of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers, and secretary/treasurer of the St. Joseph Clearing House Association. He completed the accounting program at Platt College and numerous American Institute of Banking courses.

Retiring from banking, Jack then served 13 years as parish administrator for St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Jack was active in the United Way and YMCA membership campaigns.

A lifelong member of St. Francis, Jack served as president of the Holy Name Society. He is a member of the companions of the Precious Blood. Jack served as a lector, Eucharistic minister, as well as visiting nursing homes, and the homebound. He served on the Vocation Committee and parish program for catechumenates. Jack was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and American Legion Post 359.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 11:00 am Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden chapel until 4:00 pm Wednesday. Mr. O’Rourke will arrive at St. Francis Xavier Church, where the Rosary will begin at 6:00 pm with visitation until 8:00 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier Church or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Miller, Whit

November 2, 2011

Whit Miller
1955 – 2011

Eugene Whitney “Whit” Miller, 56, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2011, at his home.

Whit was born on March 9, 1955, in St. Joseph, to Wade and Sherry (Steeby) Miller. He was a graduate of Savannah High School. During his school years, Whit was very active in sports, especially wrestling. He attended Missouri Western State University and worked at the family owned business, St. Joseph Fuel Oil, where he was a project manager. He umpired Pony Express Baseball, which brought him lots of joy and he also loved bowling. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and his true love, Trinney.

Whit was a member of Savannah United Methodist Church; and a former member of Lincoln Lodge. He was a 32 degree mason and member of Scottish Rites and Moila Shrine Temple.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wade Miller; brother, Bart Miller, maternal grandparents; Grant and Ola Steeby; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Clara Miller; and other grandparents, Bert and Martha Niebuhr.

Whit will be sadly missed by his wife, Theresa (Gatton) Miller, of the home; two daughters, Angel (Chris) Perez, Stacey (David) Ingram and son, Richey Tiffany, all of St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Hunter and Caden Perez, Chaz,and Tristan Ingram and Clayton Tiffany; mother, Sherry (Bob) Niebuhr, Savannah, MO; sister, Debbie (Bob) Thorburn, Fillmore, MO; two brothers, Tim Miller, Savannah, MO and Bret Miller, St. Joseph, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev. Cindy Buhman officiating.

Visitation will begin after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel where the family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the MS Society.

Fisher, Margaret M.

November 2, 2011

Margaret M. Fisher
1926 -2011

Margaret Mary Durbala Fisher was born August 9,1926 to Frank and Margaret Durbala in West Saint Paul, Minnesota and went to her Eternal rest on Friday, October 28, 2011, at LaVerna Village in Savannah, Missouri. She was the eldest of six children. As an infant she and her parents moved to a farm outside of Lovilia, Iowa where her siblings were born. As a young lady she left the farm to pursue her education at boarding school in Ottumwa, Iowa. She received her high school diploma and college degree at Ottumwa Heights Academy and Ottumwa Heights College respectively. After graduation she moved to Des Moines, Iowa and gained employment as a bookkeeper for several companies.
Some years later she accepted a transfer from her employer, Standard Oil Company, requiring her to leave her family and beloved Iowa to relocate in Kansas City, Missouri. There at a Catholic singles dance she met a man with whom she would share the rest of her life. She and Michael R. Fisher were married May 1, 1965 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lovilia, Iowa becoming a family with his three sons.
After retirement she and Michael devoted themselves to the Saint Joseph Archaeological Society which Michael had established in 1964 and was the sole president until 2009. Marge was his tireless companion who supported all the Society’s endeavors such as monthly meetings, numerous outings , lectures, and archaeological digs some of which were Robidoux Row, The Pony Express Museum, Fort Smith Civil War site in Saint Joseph, Mo and other sites around the state. Over the years Marge and Mike shared many special vacations with his WWII bomber crew members and their spouses around the United States, England, and The Dominican Republic. Part of their daily post retirement routine was walking in the “Mall” after attending Mass. There they established and maintained friendships with other “Mall Walkers”. After their walk they adjourned to McDonalds for coffee and joined another group of ever expanding friends over the past 20 years. This group is composed of many cherished friends who provided much camaraderie. Together they served at House of Bread in return for the blessings they had received. As a cradle Catholic she was a member of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Saint Joseph for the past 46 years. At Saint Francis Marge served on the Altar Society and as a Lector at mass.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Tom Durbala and brother-in-law Norman Baldus. Those remaining to cherish her memory are her husband, Michael , Saint Joseph, MO, stepsons Michael, Tempe, AZ, Timothy (Linda) , Kansas City, MO, and Christopher, Saint Joseph, MO. Siblings Bob (Suzanne) Durbala, Newton, Iowa, Patricia Baldus, Ames, Iowa, Marion Durbala, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jean (Joe)Hollinrake, Lovilia, Iowa and sister-in-law, Margaret Durbala, Ames, Iowa. Many nieces, nephews, and friends also mourn her passing.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.
Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 p.m. Monday at our Chapel. The family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:00 p.m.The family suggests memorials to St. Francis House of Bread or to Donor’s choice.

Loretta Nold

October 28, 2011

Loretta Nold
1925 – 2011

Loretta Nold, 86, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011 at LaVerna Village Nursing Home in Savannah.

Loretta was born March 23, 1925 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Simon and Victoria (Hanway) Gach. She graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1943.

Loretta was married to Ernest J. Nold, Jr. on May 17, 1952, they were married for 50 years when he preceded her in death on December 3, 2002.

Loretta was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where she was
a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Altar Society. She also belonged
to Salem Sailors 4H Club.

Loretta was a part-time cook for Savannah and the Avenue City school districts.
She also cooked for the Helena and Cosby Lions Clubs as well as the Senior
Center in Savannah.

Loretta enjoyed cooking, gardening, and sewing. Her teddy bears and angels were distributed through craft shows nationwide. She would do anything for
anybody. Her true love was for her family, who will miss her dearly.

Loretta was also preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Victor Gach,
Francis Gach, Bernard Gach, Mary Hoppe, and Thomas Gach.

Survivors include sons, Ernest (Pamela) Nold III, Warren D. (Mary) Nold, all of Savannah, Mark B. (Jennifer) Nold, Maysville, Missouri; daughter, Karen Nold,
Savannah; grandchildren, Bobby, Sarah, Christi and Dana; sisters-in-law,
Marge (Nold) Miller, Juanita Gach and Geraldine Gach.

Mass of Christian Burial 10 am, Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Visitation will begin after 11 am, Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, 307 South 6th Street, Savannah. Visitation at our Chapel will close at 4 pm when Mrs. Nold will be moved from our Chapel to the Church. Parish Rosary will be recited at 6 pm, Sunday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the Church following the Rosary until 8:30 pm Sunday evening. Entombment Mount Olivet Mausoleum, Saint Joseph, Missouri.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Rose of Lima Catholic
Church.

Tate, James Boyd

October 26, 2011

JAMES BOYD TATE
1921-2011

James Boyd Tate, former Deputy Chief of the Kansas City International Airport Tower, died Tuesday, October 18 in Phoenix, AZ after a brief illness. He was age 91.

A meteorological and air traffic specialist, Mr. Tate worked for the United States Government for 36 years. He was hired by the US Department of Agriculture’s Weather Bureau in 1939 and four years later at age 23 was promoted to Chief of the Philips, SD Communications Station, making him the youngest Chief of a Federal Weather Bureau station.

From the Weather Bureau he moved to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), the precursor to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). There he served as a air traffic controller with assignments in Hawaii during World War II, in St. Joseph, MO and Kansas City where he eventually opened the current Kansas City International Airport Tower as Deputy Chief.

Retiring from The FAA, Mr. Tate began a career in real estate in Kansas City and then Phoenix where he lived for 25 years.

In 1940, Mr. Tate met Josephine Spiek at Platte Guard School of Business. They were married on June 28, 1941 at St. Joseph Cathedral in St. Joseph and raised two children, Charles Marti Tate and Deborah Tate Wright.

Know affectionately to family and friends as “Ole Dad,” Mr. Tate was born to school teachers Charles Henry Tate and Gladys Elaine (Perry) Tate on April 26. 1920 in Maysville, MO. His family moved to St. Joseph, MO where he was raised and graduated from Central High School in 1937.

A life long poker and card player, Mr. Tate was a avid reader, keen on current events, a daily cross word puzzle aficionado, a car enthusiast and, at one time, a gentleman farmer raising live stock on his farm in Leavenworth, KS.

He prided himself on his computer knowledge, managing his finances and often communicating with his family through the Internet.

A wry sense of humor was his calling card accompanied by a big smile and a bigger heart. To him family was paramount. Not surprisingly, even in his elder years, Mr. Tate made frequent trips from Phoenix to Kansas City, St. Joseph, Detroit and Northern Michigan for holidays, family parties and special occasions.

Less than a year ago, while surmising his long life and speculating on how he’d be remembered, Mr. Tate told his daughter Debby: ”Be sure to tell them ‘ he loved life.”

It was not surprising to some that a year ago, Mr. Tate suffered a fractured pelvis doing The Line Dance at a party in his Phoenix retirement complex. However, by Christmastime, he’d recovered from the injury, assiduously attending to a regimen of exercise and physical therapy, then assumed his social activities while “loving life” to the very end.

He was also Master of The Royal Secret of the 32 Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and a member of the Moila Shriners of St. Joseph, MO.

Mr. Tate was predeceased by his wife Josephine. He is survived by a brother Charles Weddell Tate of Las Vegas, NV; two children, Charles Marti (Christine)Tate and Deborah Tate (J. Patrick) Wright, four grand children, Lisa Marie (Mike) Dausch, Richard James (Amy) Muzingo, Gregory Andrew Muzingo and Joseph Tate (Kelley) Muzingo; two grandchildren, Charles Dausch and Caroline Dausch.

A Masonic Tribute will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, October 29 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MO followed by an 11 am Memorial Service at the Horigan Chapel at Mount Olivet Cemetery where Mr. Tate will be interred next to his wife.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Mr. Tate’s name to Shriners Children’s Hospitals, c/o Moila Shriners, 701 North Noyes Rd., St. Joseph, Mo 64506.

Williams, R. “Dale”

October 25, 2011

R. “Dale” Williams, 78, lifetime resident of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at his home.

Dale was born and raised in St. Joseph to Roy and Lela (McDonald) Williams. He served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a firefighter for the City of St. Joseph for twenty-five years, then owned and operated the American Tavern for thirteen years.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Williams; and three sisters, Wanda Williams, Gayle Davenport and Janet Fattig.

Dale married Mary Roberts on January 30, 1959, in St. Joseph, MO. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Alan (Sue) Williams; Brian (Robin) Williams, of St. Joseph, MO; stepson, Bill (Naida) Beckett, St. Joseph, MO; two brothers, Wayne Daniels and David Daniels; three sisters, Darlene Terry, Carol Wilson and Cindy Winger; fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26th at the American Tavern.

There will be no visitation, but a registry book will be available to sign at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Humane Society.

Lunneen, Fern

October 25, 2011

Fern Lunneen, 86, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Fern was born on August 29, 1925, in Easton, MO, to Albert and Clara (Fisher) Kneib. She was a 1943 graduate of Central High School, and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Irving Kneib; four sisters, Cecelia Rose, Stella Nelson, Christina Johnson and Alma Borghoff; grandson, Andrew Sten and son-in-law, Greg Knapp.

Fern married Joseph N. Lunneen on January 15, 1949 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He survives of the home She is also survived by two sons, Danny Lunneen and wife Ann, and Patrick Lunneen ; daughters, Kathy Holmquist and husband Dean and Cindy Knapp-Nelson and husband Calvin; brother, Elden Kneib, sisters, Hilda Bode and Norene Brown, all of St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Matt Lunneen, Jason Sten, Tyler Sten, Erin Knapp, Brenna Knapp, Kyle Knapp, Amy Holmquist and Leah Roberts and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, in St. Joseph, MO.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel until 3:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Lunneen will then be removed from our Chapel, to arrive at the Church where visitation will resume at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary at the Church at 6:00 p.m. Thursday. The family will recewive friends following the rosary until 8:00pm.

Fennel, Carole

October 25, 2011

Carole Fennel, 85, of St. Joseph, passed away October 18, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Carole was born on September 13, 1926 in Unionville, Missouri to Emerson and Lelah (Tysor) Fowler.

She married her husband, Jack Fennel on March 5, 1950 in Harrison, Arkansas.

Carole worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital as a registered nurse and was an instructor of Health Occupation at Hillyard Technical School, a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a member of P.E.O.

Carole is preceded in death by her parents, brother, James W. Fowler, and an infant son, James Michael Fennel.

Survivors include her husband Jack Fennel, of the home; son, Jack Fennel, of Columbia, MO; daughter, Terri Bentle of Evans, GA; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service 8:00 pm Thursday, October 27 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Thursday morning. Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Research Medical Center, Attn: Research Foundation, 2316 E. Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64132. Please note on check memo: “In Memory of Carole Fennel”

Moffitt, Lee E.

October 18, 2011

Lee E. Moffitt
1928-2011

Lee Moffitt (McManus) passed away at the Parkdale Manor Care Center in Maryville, Missouri on Thursday, October 13, 2011, after a long illness from a stroke. Lee was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Norbert. Lee is survived by her husband Andy; sisters Alicia Schieber and Betty Swagerty, both of Maryville, MO and brother, Dean McManus, Jackson, MI. Lee was born in Clyde, Missouri, December 30, 1928, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1951, where she was employed by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation for almost forty years before retiring and eventually relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2000. In June 2011, she moved to Parkdale Manor to be closer to her sisters. According to Lee’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass has been scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 10:00 am at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Maryville, Missouri. Preceded by a visitation at 9:30 am. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gregory’s Catholic Church.

Hager, Lawrence E.

October 16, 2011

Lawrence E. Hager
1935 – 2011

Lawrence E. “Larry” Hager, 76, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Larry was born on September 14, 1935 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Lawrence and Helen (Bidding) Hager.

Larry was a past member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Queen of Apostles Catholic Church. He is a present member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and Sacristian. He also trained the Altar servers and was a member of the funeral team.

Larry graduated from Central High School in 1953, St. Joseph Junior College and Northwest Missouri State University, where he received a master’s degree in education. He furthered his education at the University of Arkansas and Purdue, receiving a master’s degree in History, English and Humanities.

Larry taught at Benton High School for 41 years and St. James Catholic School for a short period. While at Benton High School, he was the History Department Chairman, Sponsor of the National Honor Society and Yearbook for many years as well as a member of the Benton Red Coats.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include cousins, Belva and Ron Carson, Agency, Missouri, Best friends, Les Ewart and Sally Hoehn of St. Joseph, Missouri, his beloved dog “Kewpie” and numerous cousins many students and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am Tuesday at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will begin after 11:00am Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30pm Monday evening. Parish Rosary 7:00pm Monday at our chapel.

The family has requested memorial contributions to Cathedral Food Pantry or St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

McVey, Loletia “Lee” (Taylor)

October 16, 2011

Loletia “Lee” (Taylor) McVey
1904-2011

Loletia “Lee” McVey, 107, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Vintage Gardens South in St. Joseph, Missouri

Lee was born on February 14, 1904 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Jesse and Emma Jane (Payne) Taylor.

Lee worked as a K-9 unit dog trainer during World War II.

She enjoyed painting, sewing, knitting sweaters for her church circle to distribute to the needy. She was a member of Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church and The Order of the Eastern Star.

Lee is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Taylor Charles McVey, her parents, her sister Gertrude Virginia McKague, and her brother, Milton Taylor.

Survivors include her niece Claire Athy, of Fort Worth, Texas; her nephew, Howard McKague, of St. Joseph, her grandnephews Robert Jarrett, of Liberty, Missouri; Mike McKague, of St. Joseph, and her grandnieces, Christy Rush of Smithville, Missouri; and Lorna Sifers, of Ault, Colorado.

Graveside memorial services 2:00 pm Wednesday at Memorial Park cemetery.
Pastor Bruce Jacobs Officiating.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for their loving care to Pastor Bruce Jacobs of the Huffman United Methodist Church and the Director, Nurses and Staff of Vintage Gardens South.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Huffman United Methodist Church.

Mayhew, Patty

October 16, 2011

Patty Mayhew
1937 – 2011

Patty Mayhew, 74 of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Patty was born on March 29, 1937 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Lawrence and Louise Butterfield and was raised by her mother and step-father Louise and Ralph McClain. She was a homemaker and had worked at Noma Lites.

She married Norman A. Mayhew on December 12, 1953 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He preceded her in death on February 2, 2010. She was also preceded by her parents, five brothers, one sister, Phyllis Welter.

Survivors include her children, Ronda Stanart and companion, Mike Russell, Larry Mayhew and Fiancé, Jackie, Norm Mayhew and wife Staci, all of St. Joseph, Missouri and Mike Mayhew and wife Gayle of Dekalb, Missouri; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda Boller, St. Joseph, Missouri, Barbara Jarstad, Racine, Wisconsin; one brother, Dave McClain, Oregon, Missouri; four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Services 3:00pm Tuesday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 11:00am Monday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Mrs. Mayhew will be cremated following the service.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

McAsey, Doris

October 13, 2011

Doris Ann McAsey
1928-2011

Doris Ann McAsey, 83, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.

Doris was born on August 9, 1928 in St. Joseph to Ray and Gladys (Wells) Seever.

Doris was a graduate of Central High School and a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar Society and was very active in church and school activities.

Doris worked for the St. Joseph School District in the food service department for nine years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who welcomed everyone into her loving home.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Byron Seever and Raymond Seever, Jr., one sister, Betty Hudspeth, daughter Mary Carol McAsey and an infant son.

She married Francis P. “Sonny” McAsey on April 7, 1947 in St. Joseph at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Sonny survives of the home.

Additional survivors include her children, Nancy Braman (John), Peggy Boyer (Carl), Tom McAsey and Debby Pioch (Joe) all of St. Joseph; nine grandchildren, Amy,
John Matthew, Racheal, Travis, Casey, Andie, Patrick, Shane and Luke; seventeen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, and in-laws, Bob and Jerri McAsey, Nancy Herbert, Shirley McAsey, Trudy Seever, Julia and Monte Yager and her Best Friends, Roger and Helen Kerns.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 am Saturday at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Parish rosary 7:00 pm Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family suggests memorials to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Wright, Carol Anne

October 13, 2011

Carol Anne (Crnic) Wright
1955-2011

Carol Anne (Crnic) Wright, 56, of Saint Joseph, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Carol was born on July 26, 1955 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Joseph and Mary (Johnson) Crnic.

Carol worked at American National Bank for twenty-three years, and most recently worked at Dillard’s.

She was a very caring person with a big heart and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and two infant sisters, Christina and Diane.

Carol is survived by her husband, Lewis Wright Jr., of the home; sons, Lewis Wright III (Christy) and Aaron Wright, daughter, Kelly Wright, all of St. Joseph; sister, Nancy Smedley (William), brother John Crnic, four grandchildren; Haley, Noah ,Gabe, and Luke; two nieces, two nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services 9:30 am Saturday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 11:00 am Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made out to the American Cancer Society.

Uehlin, Debra Dianne

October 4, 2011

Debra Dianne Uehlin
1969 – 2011

Debra Dianne Uehlin, 41, Amazonia, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2011, at her home, after a long battle with cancer, with her family by her side.

Debra was born on October 10, 1969 in Wichita, Kansas to David and Jean (Tracy) Tucker. She was a graduate of Seventh Day Adventist Sunnydale Academy in 1987.

Debra married Dwight Uehlin on December 3, 1995 in Sullivan, Missouri.

Debra was an office manager for St. Joseph Imaging Solutions. She had previously worked at Ladicom of St. Joseph and Paramount Apparel in Bourbon, Missouri.

Debra was a member of Three Angels Seventh Day Adventist Church of St. Joseph, Missouri. She enjoyed stamping and crafting.

Debra was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Christena (Willis) Tracy, Ralph and Leila (Miller) Tucker.

Survivors include her husband, Dwight, of the home; parents, David and Jean Tucker; brother, Daniel (Christie) Tucker, all of Bourbon; parents-in-law, Bud and Viola Uehlin; Amazonia; sisters-in-law, Brenda (Mike) Aspey, Patty Uehlin, all of Amazonia, Amy (Jamie) Demelt, Albany, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 10 am, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 2 pm, Monday, at our Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday evening. Interment Bennett Lane Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Gemmell, Mary Ann

September 29, 2011

Mary Ann Gemmell
1937-2011

Mary Ann Gemmell, 74, Savannah, MO; passed away September 27, 2011.

Mary Ann was born June 19,1937 in Chicago, IL and lived most of her life in Twenty Nine Palms, California.

Her parents, Charles and Leona Center; and husband, Alexander Gemmell, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Gemmell is survived by a daughter and grandson, Sue and Randy Singleton, Fillmore, MO

Mrs. Gemmell has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Roesing, Louis Thomas

September 29, 2011

Louis Thomas Roesing
1925-2011

Louis Thomas Roesing, 86, of Cosby, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at his home.

Born on August 24, 1925 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Otto and Lena (Bales) Roesing.

On October 24, 1944 he married Mary Kisha in New York City.

During World War II he served in the Merchant Marines and Army.

Louis retired as a foreman after 30 years from Wire Rope to farm full-time. He loved fishing, hunting mushrooms and caring for all the farm animals whom he considered pets.

He was also a member of the Saint Paul Lutheran Church, the Cosby Lions Club, the Dick Munkres, American Legion Post # 287 Savannah chapter and was active in boy scouts through his church.

Louis is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Abernathy.

Louis is survived by his wife Mary, daughters, Donna Beechner, of Cosby, Missouri; Barbara Hoppe and husband Gary, of Saint Joseph; Elaine Carlisle, of Olathe, Kansas; grandchildren, Chris Hoppe and wife Karrey, Jennifer Jester, Dana Carlisle-Kletchka and husband Paul, Daniel Carlisle, and two great-grandchildren Ava and Ian.

Services 11:00 am Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Pastor Terry Weinhold officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 10:00 am Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Cosby Lions Club or Boy Scout Troop #216.

Barr, Glenda Kay

September 22, 2011

Glenda Kay Barr
1936 – 2011

Glenda Kay Barr, 75, Graham, Missouri passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011.

Glenda Kay was born February 6, 1936 in Rosendale, Missouri to Glenn and Ann (Gilmore) Martin. She graduated from Fillmore High School and attended one year of college.

Glenda Kay married Bill Barr on June 5, 1955 in Fillmore, he survives of the home. She was a homemaker and assisted Bill on the farm. She taught piano and organ lessons for 30 years. Glenda Kay also worked for Andrew County PWSD #3 for 26 years and was the city clerk for Fillmore for over 30 years.

Glenda Kay was a devoted Christian and played the organ at the Antioch Christian Church since her high school days. She greatly enjoyed worldwide travel and spending time with family and friends. She was also heavily involved in the Fillmore/ North Andrew School Districts.

Glenda Kay was preceded in death by her parents; son, Carey Barr; grandson, Rob Lowrance; and baby sister, Nancy Ann.

Additional survivors include daughter, Charissa (Scott) Davis and their daughter, Shelby of Warrensburg, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Sindy Barr and her children, Michael (Amanda) Barr and their daughters, Grace and Michaela; Megan and Lauren Barr, Graham; sister, Mary Ann (Richard) Dill; brothers and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; extended family and friends.

Services 10 am, Thursday at Savannah First Christian Church. Visitation will begin after 11 am, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm, Wednesday evening. Interment Fillmore Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Carey Barr Scholarship Fund at North Andrew High School.

Edwards, Betty Jean

September 22, 2011

Betty Jean Edwards
1929 – 2011

Betty Jean Edwards, 82, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at her home.

Betty was born May 6, 1929 in Conception Junction, Missouri to Walter and Pearl (O’Banion) Jones. She graduated from Albany High School.

Betty was married to Charles Edwards on January 22, 1950 in St. Joseph, Missouri, he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts, knitting and crocheting.

Betty was also predeceased by her parents; and one sister, Bonnie Fletchall.

Survivors include sons, Paul Edwards and his wife, April, Oregon, Missouri, Charles Edwards and his wife, Jean, St. Joseph, Missouri, Larry Edwards, Savannah; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Skippy and Pete; brother, Boots; and sister-in-law, Teenie.

Graveside Inurnment 1pm, Friday at Savannah Cemetery, The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 12 noon at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Mrs. Edwards has been cremated.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Miller, Iris L. (Stubbs)

September 22, 2011

Iris L. (Stubbs) Miller
1918 – 2011

Iris L. (Stubbs) Miller, 93, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011 at LaVerna Village Nursing Home in Savannah.

Iris was born March 19, 1918 in Rosendale, Missouri to Floyd and Nan Stubbs. She graduated from Fillmore High School and received her teaching degree from Northwest Missouri State University.

Iris married Forest W. Miller on December 23, 1939 in Savannah, he preceded her in death on August 26, 1985.

Iris was a homemaker and assisted her husband on the family farm. She was a charter member of Stitch and Chatter Club, a member of Sew-More Club and the DAR. Iris was a longtime member, former elder and Sunday School teacher at Savannah First Christian Church and volunteered at the Andrew County Museum.

Iris was also predeceased by her parents; sister, Winifred Kimsey; brother, Francis “Stubbie” Stubbs; and son-in-law, Joseph Merrigan.

Survivors include children, Marilyn Merrigan, Rochester, New York, Marcia (Joe) Lewis, Mountain View, Missouri, Wayne (Diane) Miller, Savannah, Leon (Carlene) Miller, Rea, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren;
numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services 10:30 am, Wednesday at Savannah First Christian Church. Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 5 pm, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday evening at Savannah First Christian Church. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Savannah Christian Church,
The Andrew County Museum or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Geha, Allene Marie (Deel)

September 21, 2011

Allene Marie (Deel) Geha
1930-2011

Allene Marie (Deel) Geha, 81, went to be with God, September 18, 2011, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Jason Douglas, surrounded by her loving family.

Allene was born February 25, 1930 in Saint Joseph, Missouri and lived there all her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William “Bill” Geha and daughter Linda Sue Geha.

Allene was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, gardener, painter, and seamstress.

Allene’s never ending faith in God and love of family carried her throughout her life.

Everyone who met her became a friend and loved her kind, caring, loving and gentle soul.

Her entire life was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter; and she lived a selfless life, living her faith by example.

Allene is survived by her children and their families: Bill Geha, Nancy Geha and Jane Treat, Mary and Rock Rogers, Joseph Geha, Mike Geha, Peggy and Nelson Eddy, John and Nan Geha, Molly and Danny O’Rourke, Jim and Dana Geha, Tom and Echo Geha, Sally and Jason Douglas, her sister Luella Kanacsky, her sister-in-law Dee Paulich, thirty grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, three nieces and one nephew, her beloved dog, Abby, and her little turtle, Tiny.

Allene will be missed immensely, by all who love her.

The visitation will be held at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held at Saint Francis Xavier Church Thursday at 10:00 am followed by graveside services at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Family requests memorials be made to Saint Francis Xavier Church or to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Nash, Kristina Lynn

September 21, 2011

Kristina Lynn Nash
1980-2011

Kristina Lynn Nash, resident of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the age of 31 in her home in Kansas City.

Kristina was born on March 30, 1980, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She moved to Nebraska then to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas as a young child with her military family. Kristina was a graduate of Central High School.

From the very beginning, music was her life. Amongst other instruments she taught herself how to play the guitar and sang whenever she had the opportunity. She traveled years with the Renaissance Festival learning a number of trades including the art of fire twirling. Most recently she had begun apprenticing in a glass blowing shop, learning to create beautiful works of art through that medium. Kristina tended bar at Sharp’s 63rd Street Grill in Kansas City.

Kristina is survived by her father and mother: Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth Nash Sr. and Dorothy Nash, of Saint Joseph, Missouri; sister Major Kimberly Nash, of Scoffield Barracks, Hawaii; sister Kelli Thompson (Jason), of Kansas City, Missouri and brother Kenneth Nash Jr., of Greensboro, North Carolina; niece Kayla and nephew Connor Thompson, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial 1:00 pm Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
Interment Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in Easton, Missouri.

Visitation will begin 12:00 noon Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 pm Wednesday evening, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Coats, Esther A.

September 13, 2011

Esther A. Coats
1935 – 2011

Atchison, KS-Esther A. Coats, 75, passed away September 10, 2011.

Services 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Assembly of God Church in Atchison with visitation 2-4 p.m. Pastor Kenneth Watkins officiating.

Esther was born in Troy, Kansas. She retired in 2005, as a CNA for Home Health.

Survived by children, Terry Coats, Quincy, IL; Jocelyn Giles, Michaela Scribner and Daneen Mann, all of Atchison, KS; three brothers; one sister; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Sontheimer, Georgia “Faye” (Hall)

September 7, 2011

Georgia “Faye” (Hall) Sontheimer
1945 – 2011

Georgia “Faye” (Hall) Sontheimer, 65, St. Joseph, MO, passed away September 3, 2011 at her home.

Born in St. Joseph on November 23, 1945, Faye was a graduate of Central High School, and attended St. Joseph Junior College. She retired as a Social Worker for the State of Missouri.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents, George and Edith (Spencer) Hall and husband Harold Ronald Sontheimer.

Survivors include daughter, Cynthia Lynne Sontheimer-Cole; grandchildren, Quentin & Natalie Cole, all of Loveland, CO and Ron Cole, Denver, CO; sister, Cleta (Don) Pointer, St. Joseph, MO; brother, John (Shirley) Hall, Raleigh, NC; and numerous nephews and cousins.

Graveside Services 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, in St. Joseph, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service

Pepple, Fred

September 7, 2011

Fred Pepple
1940-2011

Warsaw, MO – Fred Pepple, 70, formerly of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, September 5, 2011, at his home in Warsaw.

Fred was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on December 27, 1940. He was a 1958 graduate of Christian Brothers High School, then served in the US Navy Seabees. He was a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Anne’s Church in Warsaw; and a 3rd degree knight in Knights of Columbus. He was employed by American Angus Association for 42 years, retiring as supervisor of shipping and receiving. Fred loved fishing and spending time with his family at Truman Lake.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Lealand Theodore and Mary Margaret (Grable) Pepple and one brother, Ted Pepple.

Fred married Mary Wilson on September 23, 1994. She survives of the home. Also surviving are two sons, Chris and Steven Pepple of California; two daughters: Tammy Pepple of California and Michelle (Tom) Cobb of St. Joseph, MO; brothers, Pat (Cindy) Pepple, Kevin (Karen) Pepple and Tim (Dena) Pepple; sister-in-law, Teresa Pepple; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Cathedral of St. Joseph; St. Anne’s Church, Warsaw, MO; American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Tracy, Josephine Ann

September 3, 2011

Josephine Ann Tracy
1920 – 2011

Josephine Ann Tracy, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2011, at a St. Joseph health care center.

Josephine was born in St. Joseph on January 16, 1920, to Roch and Valeria Mackiewicz.
She was a homemaker and a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 37 years, John W. Tracy; brothers, Walter, Ben, Charlie and Johnnie Mackiewicz; and sister, Pauline Eichstadt.

Survivors include her three daughters, Diane (Bill) Slentz, St. Joseph, MO, Janet (Steve) Gore, Springfield, MO and Jo Ellen Tracy, St. Joseph, MO; and two grandsons, John Gore and Billy Slentz.

Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Seitz Van Vickle, Melba W.

September 2, 2011

Melba W. Seitz Van Vickle died peacefully surrounded by loving family members at the Dubose Health Center at the Cedars of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC on Aug. 29, 2011. She was 89 years old.

She was born near Maitland, MO to Tracy and Cletus Seitz and spent most of her life in Missouri. She graduated from Mound City High School and Northwest Missouri State University in 1944 with a degree in Secondary Education and later did graduate work at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO. She taught in the business departments of Missouri high schools for thirty years, seeking employment where her husband’s jobs took them. She retired in 1982 from Central High School, St Joseph, MO.

On June 21, 1944 she was married to W. Kenton Van Vickle and they made their home in Mound City, Platte City, Sedalia and St Joseph, MO. Her husband died in 1993.

They were parents of three children, Wm. Stephen Van Vickle, of Sedalia, MO, Jennifer S. Van Vickle, M.D. and Jeanette (JJ) Van Vickle of Chapel Hill, NC. In addition to her children and their spouses, survivors include five grandchildren, Patrick Van Vickle of Apex, NC, Gregory Van Vickle of Surprize, AZ, Karl Van Vickle of Knob Knoster, MO, Leigha Selby of Auckland, New Zealand, and Kathryn Selby of Chapel Hill, and great grandchildren Kelsey, Amelia, Sophia and Liam Van Vickle. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Eleanor Seitz and nephew, Stan Seitz of Mound City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tracy and Cletus Seitz, her brothers Landen and Lawrence Seitz, and her niece, Dolores Seitz Moss.

While a resident of St Joseph, she was a member of Ashland Ave. United Methodist Church for 25 years, where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Seekers Sunday School Class and the Sew ‘N Sews. She was a member of Chapter Ed. P.E.O. in St. Joseph until transferring to Chapter L in Chapel Hill. She was also a member of Westward Ho Chapter of Questers, Delta Kappa Gamma honorary teachers society, St. Joseph Retired Teachers, Missouri State Retired Teachers and a life member of the National Education Association.

She did volunteer work for Hands of Hope Hospice for many years, as well as the St. Joseph Teachers Credit Union, the Road to Recovery Program, the Adult Reading Program, and the Patee House Museum. After moving to Chapel Hill, she volunteered at Rashkis Elementary School where she tutored second graders in reading.

She was an avid quilter, and graced her family with beautiful quilts, many of which incorporated material from family garments and symbolized her love of the interwoven fabric of our lives. She loved children, animals, and nature, and took joy in nurturing them. It was important to her to contribute leaving something of herself behind when she died. She took satisfaction in having her life live on in her students, and in her children who work with the disabled, teach, and practice medicine.

Funeral Services will be at Ashland Avenue United Methodist Church, St. Joseph, MO on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 pm. The family will receive visitors at the church from 12 to 2 pm. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mound City.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Chapel Hill, NC.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to one’s local Hospice or Habitat for Humanity, or to educational funds of P.E.O. Projects/Philanthropies.

Arrangements by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, Saint Joseph, Missouri

Bailey, Edward Dennis

September 2, 2011

Edward Dennis Bailey
1936 – 2011

Edward “Dennis” Bailey, age 75, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, August 26, 2011,
at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Dennis was born on January 15, 1936, to Edward and Carrie (Blacketer) Bailey. He owned and operated Brunks Body Shop for numerous years.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 54 years, Gladys L. (Harris) Bailey.

Survivors include two sons, Rickie Bailey and wife Tina, Bear, Delaware and Michael Bailey, Tampa, Florida; three grandsons; sister, Shirley Butrum, Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bailey has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Benbeneck, Sarah Shayliece

September 2, 2011

Sarah Shayliece Benbeneck
1989-2011

Sarah Shayliece Benbeneck, 22, passed away August 23, 2011 at University of Kansas Medical Center.

Sarah was born on May 23, 1989 in Stony Brook, New York to William and Dawn (Stoll) Benbeneck.

Sarah is survived by her parents, Bill and Dawn, brother, William (Kathryn) Benbeneck, Saint Joseph, Missouri; uncle Dave (Sherylann) Tasche, aunt Teresea Hanna; niece and nephew, Jerzee and Billy Benbeneck; and cousin Alex Hanna.

Sarah has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions can be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

Atkins, Barbara

August 30, 2011

Barbara Ann Atkins, 71, of Rea, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 29, 2011 at her home after a long battle with cancer. Her family was by her
side.

Barbara was born on December 25, 1939 in Barnard, Missouri. Her parents were Cecil, Sr. and Alma (Carter) Clements. They preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by a brother, Cecil Clements, Jr. and four
grandchildren.

Barbara was a cook at North Andrew High School for 15 years. She also worked as Deputy Assessor of Andrew County for 20 years, before retiring.

Barbara was active as a central committee member of the Andrew County Republican Party for several years and a member of the Rosendale Christian Church.

Barbara was married to her high school sweetheart , Larry L. Atkins, on April 25, 1958, he survives of the home.

Additional survivors include, sons, Bryan (Glenna), Darryl, of Rea; Monty (Wendy), of Bolckow, Missouri, Kent (Mary) of Rea; brother, Garland (Lonnie) Clements of St. Joseph, Missouri; sister, Shirley Kay Moutray of Savannah, Missouri; grandchildren, Dustin, Ariel, Colby, Heather, Zachary, Bryan Tyler Atkins; numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

Services 10:30 am, Friday at Rosendale Christian Church, Rosendale, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 9 am, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery, Savannah.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Pike, Margaret L.

August 24, 2011

Margaret L. Pike
1924-2011

Margaret L. Pike, 87, Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 22, 2011, at the local hospital.

Margaret was born on April 23, 1924 in Faucett, Missouri to William and Maudie Gentry.

Margaret married William “Bill” Pike on June 23, 1941 in Savannah, Missouri. He passed away on December 21, 2006. She was also preceded by her parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Margaret was a care provider and a member of the Word of Life Church in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Survivors include son, Richard (Nancy) Pike, daughter, Deborah A. Kerns, all of Saint Joseph, MO; son, Terry L. Pike and Fiancé Terry J. Rhodes, of Clinton, MO; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 11:00 am Friday, at The Word of Life Church. Interment Sparta Cemetery, Faucett, Missouri.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Timmons, Michael Duane

August 21, 2011

Michael Duane Timmons
1958-2011

Michael Duane Timmons, 53, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2011, at his home, in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Michael was born on July 19, 1958 to Charles and Bess Timmons, in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Michael was employed at Stone Container for over 25 years.

Survivors include sons, Aaron Timmons, Saint Joseph; Brycen Timmons, Columbia, MO; Brothers; Ricky, Charles, and Steven Timmons; sister Donna McDowell and granddaughter Haylee Timmons.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents and daughter Amanda Timmons.

Services 10:00 am Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin 10:00 am Tuesday with the family to receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 pm that evening.

Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Harmon, Rita J.

August 20, 2011

Rita J. Harmon
1954 – 2011

Rita J. (Leonard) Harmon, 56, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2011, at her home.

Rita was born in Milan, Missouri, on September 5, 1954, to Carroll and Norma (Davis) Leonard. She was a 1972 graduate of Newtown-Harris High School and received her BS degree in nursing from MO Western State University in 1992. For seventeen years, she worked as a surgical nurse at Heartland Regional Medical Center, in St. Joseph.

Rita married Alvin Lee Harmon on October 12, 1994, in St. Joseph. He passed away on March 23, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her son, Ryan Barker, St. Joseph, MO; two daughters, Christa (Greg) Obucina, Troy, Illinois and Alica (Shane) Hauser, St. Joseph, MO; mother, Norma (Davis) Leonard; step-sons, Josh and Aaron Barker; brother, Sgt. Major Kevin (Stacy) Leonard and their children, Jonathon and Lauren; mother-in-law, Chris Harman, sisters-in-law, Karen Sue (George) Auten, Cheryl Fowler and Charlene (Rick) Colorado; and many, many, loving friends.

Mrs. Harmon has been cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends at the Chapel two hours prior to the service. Private family inurnment in Bolckow, MO Cemetery, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer
Society.

White, Pearl C.

August 18, 2011

Pearl C. White
1911 – 2011

Agency, MO – Pearl C. (Kessler) White, 100, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at her home.

Pearl was born on May 25, 1911, to John and Mary (Wiedmaier) Kessler at Clarksdale, MO, where she resided until moving to St. Joseph in 1959.

On September 27, 1936, she married Clarence “Skinny” White. He died in October, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Harriet Kulak in October 2006.

Pearl retired from Kresges in 1977. She attended Seven Dolors Catholic Church, in Hurlingen, MO, where she was a member of the Altar Society.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary K.Ward; five grandchildren, Kevin (Mary)Ward, Kerry Ward, Lisa ( Kent) Erickson, Michael (Vickie) Wilcox and Vicki (Greg) Wendt; and seven great-grandchildren, Rachel, Ashley, Amanda, and Ryan Ward and Lauren, Andrea and Kirsten Erickson.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Horigan Chapel with entombment in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday evening, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m..

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hurlingen, MO.

Lewis, Mary Jane

August 18, 2011

Mary Jane Lewis
1941-2011

Mary Jane Lewis, 69, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011 at a local healthcare facility.

Mary was born on December 3, 1941 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Roy and Elsie Knapp.

She married Fred Joseph Lewis on February 19, 1959. He preceded her in death on November 25, 2004. She is also preceded by her parents, one sister and four brothers.

Mary Jane was a homemaker and co-owner, with her husband, of Lewis APCO Service Station.

Mary Jane is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 pm Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 1:00 pm Thursday, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Kennedy, Rosa M.

August 17, 2011

Rosa May Kennedy
1922-2011

Rosa May Kennedy, 88 passed away Tuesday evening August 16th at a local health care facility. She was born August 25, 1922 in Andrew County, Missouri to the late Orval and Ada Rauch. On October 5th 1942 she married Robert W. Kennedy.

During World War II she was employed at Whitaker Cable and later at Nellie Don. After her son was born, she worked from home as a seamstress for Hodson Cleaners and Pressed 4 Time.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert of 49 years, brothers Bill, John and Don Rauch, and sister Susie Diggs.

She is survived by her son Robert “Michael” and Tammy Kennedy and beloved dog Maggie.

Services 10:00 am Friday, August 19, 2011 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation begins at 11:00 am Thursday where the family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Friends of the Animal Shelter or Charity of the donor’s choice.

Spangler, Helen

August 16, 2011

Helen Spangler
1927-2011

Helen Virginia (Slaybaugh) Spangler, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away August 8, 2011, in her own home.

Helen was born March 21, 1927 to Guy and Ruth (Brumm) Slaybaugh, Hemple, MO. Helen graduated from Central High School.
She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from KU, where she met her husband. She was a medical technologist at Thompson-Brumm-Knepper Clinic and the Sister’s Hospital.

Helen married Donald Spangler on June 18, 1949 in St. Joseph, MO
When Helen was young she played for the All-City Orchestra and later, became a member of the Women’s Circle of the First Christian Church and served as its treasurer.

She is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

She is survived by her daughter Janet and, son-in-law, William Wymore and granddaughter Jennifer Wymore, of Keg River, Alberta, Canada; and numerous cousins.

Services at 11:00 am Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel. Dr. David Mason Officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Monday. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, American Heart and Stroke Association, or to the donor’s favorite animal shelter.

Holmes, Archie D.

August 12, 2011

Archie D. Holmes
1932-2011

Archie D. Holmes went home to be with his lord, Sunday, August 7, 2011, at Shepherd’s Residential Care Center, in St. Joseph.

Archie was born on September 7, 1932 to Elmer David and Minnie Mae (Roach) Holmes and was raised in Worth County, Missouri

Archie joined the Army in 1950 and was in the 11th Airborne division during the Korean Conflict.

He was married to Glenda Gale Ashworth, March 24, 1956. She preceded him in death on January 29, 1999.

Survivors include, son, Michael Holmes, of St Joseph; daughter, Patsy Goodlet, of St. Joseph; grandchildren Russell Wayne Helton and Marissa Monia Holmes; sisters, Terry Kline, of St. Joseph, Evelyn Myers of Savannah, MO, Nancy Parelius, of Maine; and numerous nieces and nephews

He was also preceded by his parents, wife, infant grand daughter Melissa LaVon Gastineau, and 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Archie retired April 1989 after 31 years with the St. Joseph Fire Department retiring as a Captain.

Archie was a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church, American Legion Post 359, and the Eagles Lodge #42. Archie loved to dance and play cards.

Service will be held 2:00 pm at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Visitation will begin after 2:00 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Where the family will receive friends and family from 6-8 pm

The family suggests memorial contributions be made out to Alzheimer’s Association or 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

Brazzell, Roy E.

August 12, 2011

Roy E. Brazzell
1925-2011

Roy E. Brazzell, 86, passed away Sunday, August 7, at a St. Joseph nursing home. Roy was born on April 29, 1925, in Ridgeway, Missouri, to Dee and Hazel (Gillpatrick) Brazzell.

Roy joined the Navy in 1943 and the Air Force in 1948. After being honorably discharged from service, Roy then married his wife, Ila May Stabe, on June 13, 1956. Roy was a toolmaker for ADCO for over 33 years until his retirement in 1989.

Roy is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Kathy Kelly, and brother, Robert Brazzell

Roy was also a member of the V.F.W #1668 and attended the Family Worship Center.

He is survived by his wife, son, Dan (June) Brazzell, of St. Joseph; daughters Karen Manlove, of Kansas City; and Debra (Dennis) Schoenfeldt, of Shawnee, KS; brother, Kenneth (Alice) Brazzell, of St. Joseph; and 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren

Chapel service 2:00 pm Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery

Visitation will begin at 9:00 am Friday. The family will receive friends and family one hour prior to service

The family suggests memorial contribution to American Cancer Society

Dryer, Pauline Rose “Mimi”

August 12, 2011

Pauline Rose “Mimi” Dryer
1923 – 2011

Love, family and faith,–words to describe Pauline Rose “Mimi” Dryer who was called to heaven on August 6, 2011 at the age of 88. Born May 21, 1923 to Frank and Helen Slibowski, she and her nine siblings were raised in a small but loving home in “Goosetown” St. Joseph. Growing up in the midst of the Great Depression her family experienced hardships common to the nation. Pauline’s father and brothers helped provide for the family by working in President Roosevelt’s New Deal. And, when war came, she grieved the loss of her brother, Frank, killed while serving in Europe. Yet, despite hard times, Pauline spoke fondly of her childhood, noting that she never wanted for anything and appreciated the importance of family, sacrifice and faith.

Shortly after the war, a handsome sailor asked for Pauline’s hand in marriage. Their relationship began at a local skating rink when Arthur suppressed his nervousness to tap Pauline on the shoulder and say hello. This small act of courage began a lifelong partnership which spanned more than six and one-half decades and resulted in 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Arthur and Pauline celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary three days before her passing.

Pauline derived happiness through her family, and strength through her Catholic faith. “Mimi” to her grandchildren, was known for her warm hugs and generous nature. Mimi’s house was a place of warmth, friendship and counsel. Supportive without being judgmental, and quick with a laugh, Mimi never let anyone leave her home with an empty belly or empty heart. “Sit down and relax,” she would say, “let’s enjoy a cup of coffee.”

Her faith was unwavering. A regular attendee of mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, she never turned away a deserving charity. She believed in the goodness of every person and that we are all children of God, deserving of love. When she became unable to attend regular mass, she continued to say her daily rosary. In fact, the rosary was the instrumental symbol of her faith. She took great pride in her small collection of rosaries originating from all over the world. Her prayers were known to help loved ones through illness, crisis, and other hard times.

Mimi’s most greatest talent was making every person she met feel special. Comfort meals in her kitchen, her generosity, good humor and loving demeanor will live on in our memories.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Frank and Helen Slibowski, siblings Edward, Dorothy Gardner, Frank, William, and Thaddeus.

She is survived by her husband Arthur, for whom her admiration and heartfelt affection never wavered over their 65 years together. Siblings Agnes Mollus, Marianne Fee and James. Sons, Paul (Elvita), David (Joyce), and Mark. Daughter, Mary (Mark) Christopher. Grandchildren Doug, Marc, Nathan, Sara, Paula, Edward, Danielle, Nicole, Laura, Jacob, Madison, and Josh, and nine great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Wednesday at Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 pm Tuesday evening, the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:30 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Cathedral of St. Joseph

Stephens, Maxine

August 12, 2011

Maxine (Plummer) Stephens
1926 – 2011

Maxine (Plummer) Stephens, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Maxine was born in St. Joseph on December 6, 1926, to Frederick and Elizabeth (Schoenborn) Ritter. She attended Benton High School. Maxine married Charles Plummer and they later divorced. She then married Robert Vern Stephens on July 9, 1967, in St. Joseph. He passed away on August 23, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul Ritter; sister, Marie Babb and one nephew, Russell.

Maxine worked at Whitaker Cable Co. until her retirement. She loved gardening and her dog Tippi.

Survivors include her daughter, Cecelia Marti (Ernie), St. Joseph, MO; four grandchildren, Janice Halbirt (Chris), Chuck Marti (Denise), Ted Marti, Ernie Marti, Jr. (Dawn); great-grandchildren, Gage, Madison, Paden, Buddy, Holly, Teddy, Shane, Josh, Crystal, Amber and Dakota; five great-great-grandchildren and four nieces, Paula, Juanita, Connie and Pam.

Prayer Service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Father Joseph Totton officiating. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Monday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening. Rosary 5:00 p.m. Monday.

The family suggests memorials to St. James Catholic Church.

Pallbearers: Ernie Marti, Ted Marti, Chuck Marti, Dakota Marti, Chris Halbirt, Shane Marti and Gage Halbirt.

Maxwell, Ray E.

August 9, 2011

Ray E. Maxwell, 78, Rosendale, Missouri passed away Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Ray was born August 8, 1932 in Fillmore, Missouri to Carl and Leona (Foreman) Maxwell. He graduated from Breathitt High School in Jackson, Kentucky and attended trade school in Maryville, Missouri. He served his country in the Marines from May 28, 1952 to May 28, 1955.

Ray was a mechanic for 40 years, working at Swifts and Dugdale’s Packing, Lawrence’s gas station and Hanks Auto. He was an active member of the American Legion Dick Munkres Post 287.

Ray married Artie Butler on February 18, 1954, she survives of the home.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Carl W. Maxwell, Jr.

Additional survivors include sons, Paul Maxwell, James (Jeanne) Maxwell, all of Savannah, Missouri; daughter, Vivian (William) Smith, Downers Grove, Illinois; brother, Wayne (Dottie) Maxwell, Westlawn, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Jason Maxwell, Kathlyn Maxwell, Kyle Maxwell, Kelcee Schmidt; step-grandsons, Shawn Miner,
Craig Smith; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services 10 am, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Visitation will begin after 12 noon, Tuesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Legion Dick Munkres Post 287.

O’Connell, James Edward

August 5, 2011

James Edward O’Connell, 90, Savannah, Missouri passed away on Thursday, July, 7, 2011.

James was born on a farm near Maryville, Missouri on January 6, 1921. He was the first child of Jeremiah (Jerry) and Magdalen (Sullivan) O’Connell. James graduated from Maryville High School.

In 1941, James married Noma Phelps, she preceded him in death. To this union two children were born, Jerry O’Connell and Janet Hawley.

In October 1973 he married Faye Hagerty of Savannah, she survives of the home.

He was in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1943 thru 1946. On June 1, 1952, he was appointed acting Postmaster at Barnard Missouri, and Postmaster on May 22, 1952. James retired from the postal service at Barnard on March 1, 1985.

He served in many civic and community organizations in the following positions; Commander and member of the American Legion Post 102, Barnard, member of the Barnard Fire Dept, secretary and treasurer of the Barnard Cemetery Association, Mayor and City Clerk of Barnard, Member and past-president of the South Nodaway R-IV School board, past president of the Lions Club, Barnard, secretary and treasurer of the Barnard Picnic Committee. Secretary of the Senior Housing Corp, member and past-president of the Barnard Historical Society that has restored the Barnard Depot as a Museum of the past. He served as a member and State Vice-President of the National League of Postmasters of Missouri and was selected by that organization as Postmaster of the Year 1972. Jim was a member of First Christian Church in Savannah.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dennis (Buck) O’Connell; sister, Rita Whitney, and an infant sister.

Additional survivors include son, Jerry (Barb) O’Connell, Maryville, Missouri; daughter, Janet (Darell) Hawley, Barnard; sister, Shirley Wright, Berryville, Virginia; step-daughter, Linda Kaye (Steve) Wells; St. Joseph; several grandchildren; step-grandchildren and their spouses; several great-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside Service 11:30 am, Saturday at Savannah Cemetery. The family will receive loved ones and friends prior to the service at 10:00 am at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Red Cross or First Christian
Church of Savannah.

Plum, Virginia

August 5, 2011

Virginia Plum, 77, of Henderson, NV; passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at her home.

Virginia was born on July 5, 1934, in Graham, Missouri. She was a 30 year resident of Southern Nevada.

She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Plum and Angel Guerra and husband, Raymond, of Henderson, Nevada; sons, James of Polo, Missouri and David and wife, Melissa of Savannah, Missouri; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mabel Gerber of Tucson, Arizona, Mildred Donahoo of Savannah, Missouri Opal Meers of Amazonia, Missouri, Dorothy Zahnd of Savannah, Missouri, and Elaine Lyman of St. Louis, Missouri; and brother Dale Stinnett of Platte City, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; parents, Rachel and James (Top) Stinnett and 2 siblings.

Services 10:00 am Thursday, August 11 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Missouri.

Packham, Leanna

August 4, 2011

Leanna M. Packham
1946-2011

Leanna M. Packham, 65, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday August 2, 2011

Leanna Marie Packham was born on April, 26, 1946, in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Madeline and Willard Hyder.

Leanna is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Eddie Packham

Surviving family includes daughter, Carol Colwell and brother Raymond.

Leanna has been cremated under the supervision of Heaton-Bowman-Smith
Services will be held at a later date.

Williams, James M.

August 4, 2011

James M. Williams
1928 – 2011

James M. Williams 82, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at a local health care facility.

James was born on August 6, 1928 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Merrill and Bertha (Zintel) Williams.

James served in the United States Army during World War II and graduated from the University of North Dakota, where he received his Master’s degree in microbiology. He was a microbiologist with Boehringer-Ingelheim for many years until his retirement. He member of Ashland United Methodist Church.

James was a member of Moila Shrine Temple and Legion of Honor, a 60 year member of the Masonic bodies, during his time he held many positions within the lodge. He was Past Master of Charity Zeredatha Lodge #189, Past High Priest Mitchell Chapter #14, Past Illustrious Master St. Joseph Council #9, Past Commander Hugh De Payens Commandry #4, Past Grand High Priest of Missouri 1985-1986, Past Sovereign of the Red Cross Constantine of St. Joseph Council, 33rd Scottish Rite Mason of St. Joseph Valley.

He married Ruth A. Kirby on June 20, 1954 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2010. He was also preceded by his parents and one sister, Margaret Van Ranken.

Survivors include two sons, Pete Williams and his wife Elizabeth, Lincoln, Nebraska, Todd Williams and his wife Barbara, Borger, Texas; five grandchildren, Ross, Scott, Thomas, Carter and Meryl Williams; one sister, Patricia Shoe, Lakewood, Colorado.

Funeral Services 10am Friday at Ashland United Methodist Church under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment 9am Saturday at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Ashland United Methodist Church.

Maxwell, Mary V. “Ginger”

August 4, 2011

Mary V. “Ginger” Maxwell
1921 – 2011

“Ginger” (Conner) Maxwell, 89, formerly of Savannah, MO, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Ginger was born on August 12, 1921, in St. Joseph, MO, to Chauncey and Iona (Fisher) Conner. She received her teaching certificate from Missouri Western State University, and taught in rural schools and in Savannah for many years.

Ginger is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Wayne E. Maxwell; her parents and one sister; June E. Miller.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne E. “Ed” Maxwell II and wife Theresa, Pagosa Springs, Colorado and Thomas A. Maxwell & wife Nancy, Lakewood, Colorado. Granddaughters include Amanda Cook of St. Joseph, Tracey Baumgardner, and Brandy Niblett, both living in Colorado. Grandsons include Scott Maxwell, Jason Maxwell, and Joel Maxwell also of Colorado, and eleven great grandchildren.

Services 2:00 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Savannah, MO. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO. The family will receive friends at the Church one hour prior to the Service.

Bowlin, Harold “Eugene”

August 4, 2011

Harold “Eugene” Bowlin
1957-2011

Harold Eugene Bowlin, 54, Saint Joseph, made his journey to the Lord on Thursday, July 28, 2011, while in the care of University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, after a long struggle with leukemia.

Eugene was born March 22, 1957 to Harold Bowlin and Charlotte (Bowlin) Saxton, in St. Joseph, where he was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Central High School in 1976 and was of the Christian faith. For the past several years, he was employed at Missouri Western State University as a cafeteria supervisor and catered happily to the Kansas City Chiefs during training camp.

He lived for his sons, fiancé, and family gatherings. He enjoyed the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, and was involved with coaching little league with his three sons. His new grandson was also a huge part of his life.

Eugene was preceded in death by his father, Harold T. Bowlin, who passed away, December 24, 1985.

Surviving is his fiancé, Geanene Simmon of the home; his mother, Charlotte Saxton; three sons, Tyler and Donnie Bowlin, and Cody Nelson, of St. Joseph; brothers, Charlie Teschner (Jan) and Randy Bowlin (Dana), of St. Joseph; sisters, Cheryl Kittleson (Jon), of Lawrence, Kansas; Debby Stallard (Bobby), Savannah, Missouri; and Brenda Reed, of St. Joseph; two step-sisters, Ruth McDonald (Gary), of Agency, Missouri; and Sue Whicker of St. Joseph, Missouri; one grandson, Kyler Nelson, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services 2:00 pm Monday Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Sunday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The family requests memorial contributions be made in care of the funeral home.

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