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.

Layton, Ann Elizabeth

August 4, 2011

Ann Elizabeth Layton
1918 – 2011

Ann Elizabeth Layton, 93, of Weston, Missouri passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her home.

Ann married Jonas Robinson in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1987.
She was also preceded by her parents, Thomas and Minnie (Ode) O’Rourke.

Ann loved all animals, especially her dogs Sassy and Taffy. She was a wonderful Mother and friend who will be greatly missed.

She was a homemaker and worked for Canteen Company for many years.

She is survived by her daughter Cindy Layton, Weston, Missouri; son Jonas R. “Jr.” Layton and wife Pam , Lake Ozark, MO and granddaughter Tricia Layton, Kansas City, Missouri.

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

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

Shepard, Jeannine

August 4, 2011

Jeannine P. Shepard
1929 – 2011

Country Club Village, MO – Jeannine P. (Whited) Shepard, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, in St. Joseph, MO.

Jeannine was born in St. Joseph on January 15, 1929, to Julius T. and Nora Joe Whited.
She was of the Christian faith and a graduate of Central High School. She was a member of Belles and Bows Pattern Dance Club and a past member of the O.E.S. She was a housewife and owned and operated Custom Sandwiches and worked for McCarthy Baptist Church Daycare. She loved her family and was a loving Grandma and Great-Grandma. She also enjoyed doing ceramics.

Jeannine was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters, Lois Rush, Ruth Bradford and Clara Elizabeth.

Jeannine married Emery L. “Jack” Shepard on June 19, 1949, in St. Joseph, MO. He survives of the home. Other survivors include daughters, Donna Shepard and Deborah Watkins (Jerry Johnston), St. Joseph, MO; son, Steve (Darla) Shepard, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; grandchildren, Lori (Andy) Scott, Stephanie Shepard, Lance Shepard and Robert Stubbs; and great-grandchildren, Haley Scott and Talon Scott.

Services 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev. Robert E. Hodkins officiating.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Friday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday evening.

The family suggests memorials to American Heart Association or to Donor’s Choice.

Bowland, Faith

August 2, 2011

    Faith Bowland, 48, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 1, 2011
    at a local hospital.

    Faith was born May 9, 1963 in Roswell, New Mexico to Wayne and Bettie (Sutton) Morgan. She was raised in St. Joseph and Avenue City, Missouri and graduated
    from Savannah High School.

    Faith was married to Jerald Bowland on August 7, 1981, he survives of the home.
    She was a billing clerk for Family Guidance Center. Faith was a member of Grace Evangelical Church. She enjoyed playing darts and belonged to a dart league.

    Preceding Faith in death were her father, and one granddaughter, Moriah
    Reynolds.

    Additional survivors include daughters, Tiffany (Robbie) White, Savannah,
    Morgan Reynolds, St. Joseph, Rachelle Bowland, Amazonia, Missouri; mother,
    Bettie Morgan; sister, Michelle (David) Gibbons, all of Cosby, Missouri; grandchildren,
    Jerad Reynolds, Brycen White, Adycen White, MacKinzee Wilson, Chloe Ross,
    MacKaylee Wilson; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Services 10 am, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Visitation
    will begin after 9 am Wednesday at our Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

    Harroun, Glen Howard

    August 2, 2011

    Glen Howard Harroun
    1929 – 2011

    Glen Howard Harroun, 81, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011, at a Kansas City, MO hospital.

    Glen was born on November 28, 1929, in Auburn, Nebraska to Courtland Howard and Ruth (Russell) Harroun. After receiving his teaching certificate, he became a teacher and also owned and operated Harroun Boarding Home, an assisted living facility. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    Glen married Dorothy Ann Dishong on July 5, 1952, in Nebraska City, NE. Glen was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one brother, Harold Harroun; and one son, Michael Harroun.

    Glen is survived by his son, Charles Harroun, Maryville, MO; two daughters, Crystal Morrow, Bozeman, Montana and Letitia Harroun, St. Joseph, MO; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; one great-grandson; and one brother Wayne Harroun, Nebraska City, NE.

    Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2011, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in St. Joseph. Graveside Service and inurnment 3:30 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2011, at Camp Creek Cemetery, Nebraska City, NE. Arrangements by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, MO

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the National Lung Association.

    Davis, Ronald

    July 31, 2011

    Ronald Dean Davis, 49, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at his residence.

    Ronald was born January 29, 1962 in Maryville, Missouri, to Bob and Donna (Reed)
    Davis. He graduated from Savannah High School and attended various technical schools.

    Ronald was a field mechanic, in the Mound City and Oregon, Missouri
    area, for the Missouri Department of Transportation for 26 years. He also owned and operated Davis Towing, which he purchased from his father in 2001.

    Ronald married Tammy Briner on July 31, 1982 in Savannah. They are the parents of two children and later divorced.

    Ronald was a member of American Towing Association. He enjoyed Sprint
    car racing with his son, as well as casinos, races, friends and family.

    Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; and one nephew, Tim Davis.

    Survivors include son, Zachary Davis and companion, Nikki Cross; daughter,
    Brittany Davis and companion, Jeffery Adams; Tammy Davis; siblings,
    Robert (Connie) Davis, Verona Thomas, Kathy (Greg) Gabler, Rick (Penny) Davis, Sandra (Shawn) George, all of Savannah; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

    Services 10 am, Monday at First Baptist Church, Savannah. Visitation will begin
    after 9 am Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday evening. Interment Bennett Lane Cemetery,
    Savannah.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association.

    Conroy, Ellen Anna

    July 26, 2011

    Ellen Anna Conroy, 94, St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2011.

    Ellen was born November 2, 1916 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Charles and Alene (Allie) (Baugh) Huber. She lived most of her life in Saint Joseph. She married Eugene (Gene) Conroy on November 4, 1939, who preceded her in death in 1966.

    Ellen was also preceded in death by her parents, Charles W. Huber and her mothers Allie Huber and stepmother Marie (Crawford) Huber; brother Billy J. Huber; son, Ronald E. Conroy; daughter-in-law, Delores Conroy, & grandson Michael Conroy.

    She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Pickard (Alan); her son, Steven C. Conroy (Dee), both of St. Joseph; and brother Charles C. Huber (Sue), of Springfield, Missouri.

    Throughout Ellen’s life, she cherished her family, including her 6 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 5 great grandsons, and 7 great granddaughters. She was lovingly called Grandma Ellie or Grams.

    Ellen was employed in retail department stores and spoke fondly of her time spent working on Petticoat Lane in Kansas City. She retired from Jerre Anne Cafeteria & Bakery, where she worked for 22 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and S.F.X. Altar Society.

    Ellen worked hard and was very proud of her 1968 Chevy Malibu fondly named, “The Baby Blue” and her home on Renick Street. She enjoyed the simple things in life, such as the rose bush in her front yard, listening to music from the Big Band era, sitting on her front porch, and enjoying an ice cream snack! She was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for her family.

    Although she faced many hardships in her life, Ellen placed her trust in God and she lived grateful for each day. She truly practiced the Golden Rule. She was wise, strong, content, hardworking, spunky, witty, but most importantly, kind, nurturing, and selfless. Her legacy lives on in her children and grandchildren who will never forget her example of pure love.

    Ellen’s family would like to acknowledge with special thanks all of the caregivers at Carriage Square Health Care Center for the excellent care provided to her.
    Please celebrate Ellen’s life with us at her memorial service, 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 28, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
    Family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel

    The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions be given to St. Francis Xavier Parish.

    Tilson, Florence Elizabeth

    July 26, 2011

    Florence E. (Rolls) Tilson, 101, passed away peacefully at her home in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, July 24, 2011.

    Florence was born on January 13, 1910 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Albert E. and Fannie E. (Bell) Rolls.

    Florence was a homemaker and was a wonderful caregiver, who cared for her brother’s and father for many years. She helped with Meals on Wheels and loved nature. She especially enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels in her backyard.

    She married Loren Tilson, who preceded her in death in 1986. she was also preceded by her parents and five brothers.

    Florence is survived by numerous loving nieces and nephew, Marie Sharp, Judy O’Connor, Jocelyn Whitlock, Ed Rolls, Beth Peters and Janice Rolls.

    Services 11:00am Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 10:00am Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Shrines Hospital for Children.

    Carpenter, Lee

    July 25, 2011

    Lee Carpenter, 45, Fillmore, MO, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 at a local hospital.

    Lee was born on April 8, 1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was raised in Barstow, California and moved to Missouri 30 years ago. He was a 1985 graduate of Savannah High School.

    Mr. Carpenter was a factory worker for BlueScope Steel for 13 years. He previously worked for LaVerna Heights for 12 years, beginning in 1983.

    Lee was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and the tribe of Mic-O-Say. He served on the Fillmore Fire Department and was Alderman for the city of Fillmore. Lee loved the outdoors, camping and storm watching.

    Lee married Gayle Carpenter on June 2, 1990, she survives of the home.

    Additional survivors include a daughter, Felisha Carpenter and son, Seth Carpenter, both of the home; mother and dad, Pauline & Gene Youngblood, Grand Junction, CO; grandmother, Rosemary Kresal, Omoro, WI; 3 sisters, Tracie Bartlett, Joette Carpenter and Marian Carpenter, all of St. Joseph, MO; brother and sister-in-laws, Verna & Mike Jennings, Fillmore, MO; Fay Davis and Barb, St. Joseph, MO; Kay & Jerry Callow, St. Joseph; Susan & Duane Hughes, Fillmore, MO and numerous nephews and nieces.

    Mr. Carpenter was preceded in death by his father, Lee Carpenter and step-mom, Carolyn Carpenter.

    Services 4:00 PM Wednesday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Mr. Carpenter will be cremated following the service. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at our chapel.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to their children’s education fund.

    Doolan, Norma Jean

    July 24, 2011

    Norma Jean Doolan
    1935 – 2011

    Raytown, MO – Norma Jean (Yaktine) Doolan, 76, formerly of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, at a Kansas City, MO hospital.

    Norma was born in St. Joseph on March 6, 1935, to Michael and Iesha Yaktine. She married Gerald M. Doolan on October 14, 1951, in St. Joseph. Gerald died on September 2, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

    Norma is survived by her son, Michael Doolan, Wathena, KS; daughter, Joanne Marie Nelson, Kansas City, MO; brother Edward Yaktine, Lenexa, KS; sister, Katherine Reiger, Raytown, MO; grandchildren, Matthew Doolan, Ashley Liechti, Brett Liechti, and Jennifer Nappe; and great-granddaughter, Julie Doolan.

    Services: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
    Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

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

    Coffman, Mary Ann

    July 22, 2011

    Mary Ann Coffman
    1929 -2011

    Mary Ann (Jenkins) Coffman, 82, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Abbey Woods Living and Rehabilitation Center in St. Joseph.

    Mary Ann was born February 23, 1929, in Silver City, NM, the daughter of the late Arvil and Fern (Smith) Jenkins. She was a graduate of the Teachers College High School in Silver City and attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. While a student there, she pledged the Phi Delta Chapter of the Chi Omega Sorority. She later transferred and graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a baccalaureate degree in teaching. It was at the University that she met a fellow student, Everett J. Coffman of Versailles, MO. They married on November 23, 1950.

    Mary Ann was a retired teacher from the St. Joseph School District. Everett passed away March 31, 1987. In 1993, Mary Ann returned to Silver City, NM. During this time, she was a volunteer at the Gila Regional Medical Center, Vice President of the Silver City Woman’s Club and a member of the Red Hat Society. Due to health issues in 2009, she returned to St. Joseph, MO. Mary Ann loved to travel, enjoyed family vacations in the Ozarks, and was an avid reader.

    Mary Ann was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Linda Coffman in 2006 and her mother-in-law, Grace Coffman in 2011.

    Mary Ann is survived by her two sons, Lawrence J. Coffman of St. Joseph; Neil V. Coffman and his wife Kimberly of Yelm, Washington; three grandchildren, Jeni and her husband, Aaron Dillman, Hilary and her husband, Steve Dennis and Aaron Coffman; five great-grandchildren, Ayden and Keegan Dillman and Skylin, Peyton and Zoe Dennis.

    A private funeral service will be held under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

    Mrs. Coffman’s family would like to extend their deep appreciation to staff of The Fountains at Corby Place, Abbey Woods Staff, Three Rivers Hospice, Brandy Miller and all of Mary Ann’s friends and neighbors in Silver City, New Mexico.

    Walters, Helen Bomar

    July 21, 2011

    Helen Bomar Walters
    1918 – 2011

    Helen Bomar Walters, 93, Gower, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Gower Convalescent Center.

    Helen was born March 3, 1918 in Fillmore, Missouri to Alfred and Susie Bell(Oliphant) Hilsenbeck.

    Helen was married to Don Walters, he survives of the home. She loved farming, raising Hereford cattle and hogs and caring for others.

    Helen was preceded in death by her parents; 1st husband, Lloyd Bomar; three brothers, Elvin, Elmer and Mary, Murle and Mary K. Hilsenbeck.

    Additional survivors include daughter, Josephine Jordan and husband, Bill; grandson, Billy Joe Jordan, all of Savannah; stepsons, David C. (Sharon) Walter, Gower, Darryl (Debbie) Walters, St. Joseph, Missouri; sister-in-law, Zella Bomar Hilsenbeck, Maryville, Missouri; numerous nephews, nieces and step-grandchildren.

    Services 10 am, Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 4 pm Friday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Missouri.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Gower Convalescent Center or Ascera Care Hospice.

    Garver, Dorothy

    July 19, 2011

    Dorothy Garver
    1917 – 2011

    Dorothy Garver, 94, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, July 15, 2011 at a local health care center.

    Dorothy was born January 28, 1917 in Lexington, Missouri, to Herman and Catherine (Kohrs) Jordan. She was a homemaker and a member of Ashland United Methodist
    Church.

    Dorothy married Dudley Garver on January 28, 1938 in Savannah, Missouri; he preceded her in death on June 14, 1986. She was also preceded by her parents; brothers, James, Irvin and H.G. Jordan; sisters, Mildred Leake and Maxine Leake

    Survivors include son, Gary Garver; daughter, Amaryilis Horning; two grandchildren, Jennifer Foster and husband Clark, Rob Horning; and great-grandchild, Tom Foster.

    Visitation will begin after 12 noon, Sunday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday evening. Mrs. Garver will be cremated following the visitation.

    Conroy, Harold P.

    July 19, 2011

    Harold P. Conroy
    1930 – 2011

    Harold P. Conroy, 81, Lees Summit, Missouri, formerly of Hiawatha, Kansas; passed away Thursday 14, 2011, at Saint Luke’s East Hospital in Lees Summit, Missouri.

    Harold was born on June 5, 1930 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to James and Lavina (Nation) Conroy

    Harold worked for United Technologies in wire assembly for 15 years until his retirement in 1985.

    Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, Robert, and James Jr.

    Harold is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Maxine (Seever) Conroy; sons, Danny Conroy, Walter (Helen) Thornton; brother, Marion Conroy; sister, Georgie Wetherell, 3 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews

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

    There will be no visitation or services at our Chapel; however a register book will be available to sign.

    Bailey, Elizabeth Belle

    July 12, 2011

    Elizabeth B. Bailey, 83, of Sherman passed away on Friday, July 8, 2011, at Texoma Medical Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 11, 2011, at 10 a.m. in Dannel Chapel with Brother Charles Glass of Faith Church officiating; with a visitation after the service. Graveside Services and Interment 2:00pm Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Horigan Chapel in St. Joseph, MO where she will be buried next to Jesse J. Pankau at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will recieve friends one hour prior to the service at the Horigan Chapel.

    Elizabeth was born in Bolckow, MO, on May 25, 1928, to James and Beulah (Coy) Walker. Elizabeth was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She enjoyed dancing, music, playing cards and shopping. She was a wonderful caregiver to those who were in need.

    Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, late husbands, three brothers: James “Speck” Walker, Wally Walker, Fred Walker, sisters, L.V. Bernard, Mary Miller, Eveline McCarty, Georgia Belle Walker (twin to Elizabeth.) She is survived by four sons: Charles Chamberlain of Sherman, TX, Cleve Chamberlain and wife Linda of Krum, TX, Alan Chamberlain and wife Shirley of Hawkins, TX, and Stanley Pankau and wife Deborah of St. Joseph, MO; a daughter, Linda Lennon of Sherman, TX; grandchildren; James Scott Chamberlain, Stacey Chamberlain, James Wesley Chamberlain and wife Minnie, Jessica Chamberlain, Rachel Pankau, Kim Sherer and husband Heath, Jada Brawner, and Jamie Gromatzky and husband Benjamin and great grandchildren; Haley Chamberlain, Charles Smith, Austin Bryant, Makayla Bryant, Nikki Bryant, Levi Pugh, Destani Jones, Timothy S. Jones II, Rowyn Brawner, Kegan Brawner, and Samuel Gromatzky; a brother, Douglas Walker and wife Charlotte of St. Joseph, MO; three sisters: Josephine Cole of Glendale, AZ, Ruth Hartman of Cameron, MO, and Patricia Greenlee of Seattle, WA.

    In lieu of flowers please make a donation to: The Reba McEntire Center for Rehabilitation, 1200 Reba McEntire Ln,, Sherman, TX 75090; Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309; or the charity of your choice in honor of Elizabeth Bailey.

    Smith, Harold Roger

    July 12, 2011

    Harold Roger Smith, 79, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, MO., passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

    Harold was born on November 10, 1931, in St. Joseph, to Harold J. and Juanita (Miller) Smith. He graduated from Central High School in 1949. He attended Hillyard Vocational School. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an active member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he held many positions over the years. He was a troop leader of Boy Scouts of America and member of United Steelworkers Union. He worked at Westab and then Wire Rope Corp. of America, retiring in 1996, as a machinist.

    Harold was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James E. Smith and Paul A. Smith.

    He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and servant to the Lord. He also enjoyed attending all of his grandson’s many ballgames and activities.

    Harold married Bernadine Bertelsen on October 15, 1955, in St. Joseph. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Beric (Diane) Smith, St. Joseph, MO and Rodney Smith, Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Matt Henton, Brett Smith and Cory Smith; two brothers, Stephen Smith, Provo, Utah and Dennis Smith, Brigham City, Utah sister, Margaret Harvey, Ogden, Utah; many nieces and nephews.

    Services 10:00 a. m Tuesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

    Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday evening. Mr. Smith will be removed from our Chapel Tuesday morning to arrive at the Church one hour prior to the service.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Boy Scouts of America.

    Hart, Michael, Sr.

    July 12, 2011

    Michael Hart, Sr., 65, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011
    at his home.

    Michael was born March 14, 1946 in Aberdeen, Ohio to Mary Claire (Hart)
    Hennessee. He graduated from Robinson high school in Tampa, Florida.

    He was an insurance agent for Combined Insurance and also was a
    supervisor for Quaker Oats, retiring in 2000.

    Michael loved his family and friends, and had a very giving heart. He was
    full of life and laughter, loved to travel and was a collector of many things.
    He also coached boy’s baseball and was a big sports fan.

    Michael was preceded in death by his mother.

    Michael married Patti D. Guyer on June 16, 1981 in Lawton, Oklahoma,
    she survives of the home.

    His immediate family includes son, Michael A. Hart, Jr. (deceased) and his
    wife, Kristen; daughter, Cynthia Marie Hart; sons, Shawn Edward (Kristi)
    Lorenz, Patrick Scott (Tonya) Hart; daughter, Jamie Michelle (Skyler) Smith;
    twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Melissa (Robert)
    Hirsch, Ocean Springs, Mississippi; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Memorial service 7 pm, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden
    Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service with
    a rosary to be recited following the memorial service. Mr. Hart has been cremated.

    Caldwell, Ricky Wayne

    July 9, 2011

    Ricky Wayne Caldwell
    1957- 2011

    Ricky Wayne Caldwell, 54, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

    Ricky was born on March 19, 1957, in St. Joseph, to Leroy and Billie (Crowley) Caldwell. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was owner/operator of Norty’s Bar and Grill and also worked for Green Hills and HyVee Super Markets.

    Ricky is survived by parents; daughters, Deana Marie Dudley and fiancé, Eddie, St. Joseph, MO and Gabrielle Renee Caldwell, Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Candous, Kaine, Cainan, Jackson, Korbin, Macy and Isabella; sister, Vickie Lynn Kanatzar, St. Joseph, MO; brother, Steven Lee and wife, Jodi Kanatzar, Kansas City, MO; nephew, Brandon & wife Jalania; nieces, Nicole and husband Michael and Brooke; great-nieces and great-nephews, Zach, Ashley, Rylee and Max and his beloved dog, Gracie.

    Services 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

    Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m. Sunday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening.

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

    Plymell, Mary

    July 7, 2011

    Mary Plymell
    1917 – 2011

    Mary Plymell, 93, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    at Carriage Square Nursing Home.

    She was born August 8, 1917 in Hopkins, Missouri and at a young age moved
    to Kidder, Missouri, where she attended school.

    In November, 1942, she married William Plymell. They were married 67 years,
    living most of their life in St. Joseph. Mary worked as a grocery clerk at
    Kovacs and Hy-Klas in St. Joseph for many years.

    Mary was preceded in death by her parents, William B. and Ella (Layton) Whitten;
    and sister, Mildred Renberger

    She is survived by her husband, William Plymell; and a host of friends and
    caregivers.

    Mrs. Plymell has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith
    & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services at our Chapel,
    however there will be a register book available to sign.

    Schmitt, Jeffrey F.

    July 7, 2011

    Jeffrey F. Schmitt
    1960 – 2011

    Jeffrey F. Schmitt, 50, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011 at a local hospital.

    Jeffrey was born November 7, 1960 in St. Joseph, to Frederick and Virginia (Smiley) Schmitt, Jr. He worked as a dietary assistant at Methodist Hospital, Heartland West Hospital and the YMCA.

    Jeffrey was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

    Jeffrey was preceded in death by his father.

    Jeffrey is survived by his mother, of St. Joseph; brother, David Charles Schmitt and his wife Mary, Denton, Kansas; nephews, Tim and David Schmitt, Jr.; great-niece, Lucea Schmitt; aunts, uncles and cousins.

    Memorial services 11 am, Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev. Laura Blevins officiating. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at our Chapel. Mr. Schmitt has been cremated. Inurnment at Memorial Park Cemetery will follow the service.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Joseph Animal Control and Rescue or St. Paul United Methodist Church.

    Steinman, Eldon M.

    July 7, 2011

    Eldon M. Steinman
    1929 – 2011

    Eldon M. Steinman, 82, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at a local health care center.

    Eldon was born January 31, 1929 in Albany, Missouri to Otis and Anna (Needels) Steinman. He graduated from Albany High School in 1947. Later he served his country
    in the United States Army.

    Eldon married Ruhlene Scott on July 29, 1951 in Albany, she survives of the home. One daughter and one son were born to this union. He was a Missouri State Highway patrolman, retiring after 30 years.

    Eldon was a member of Community Presbyterian Church. He belonged to Saxton Lodge 508, was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Moila Shrine Temple, Legion of Honor. He also belonged to the High Twelve Club #49, American Legion Post # 359, and Areme Chapter Order of Eastern Star #461. Eldon enjoyed camping with family and friends in their motor home.

    Eldon was preceded in death by his parents; maternal and paternal grandparents; and brother, Rex.

    Additional survivors include daughter, Charis Marriott and husband, Carl, Kansas City, Missouri; son, Gregory Roy Steinman, St. Joseph; granddaughters, Nicole McCleish
    and husband Matt, Liberty, Missouri, Heather Marriott and fiancé Jason Lavely,Lenexa, Kansas; sisters, Evelyn (Everett) McCampbell, New Hampton, Missouri, Rosalie Fessler, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey; brother, Russell (Sue) Steinman, Union Star, Missouri, several nieces and nephews.

    Services 10 am, Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev. Ben Rainey officiating. Visitation will begin after 9 am, Friday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm Friday evening. Interment Grandview Cemetery, Albany, Missouri.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Community Presbyterian Church.

    Pallbearers were: Reed Jones, Roger Heard, Paul Heintz, Bill Hollingsworth, Bob White and Bruce Duck.

    Dahlman, Sarah (Burks)

    July 7, 2011

    Sarah (Burks) Dahlman
    1924-2011

    Sarah (Burks) Dahlman passed away June 24, 2011 at the Oregon Care Center in Oregon, Missouri. A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on August 9, 2011, at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mound City, Missouri. Memorials in Sarah’s name may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

    Sarah was born February 5, 1924 in Mound City, Missouri, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Burks. She attended school in Mound City and Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Missouri. She served in many capacities in the Girl Scouts of America. She taught home nursing as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and was active in other organizations. She was a member of Air Force Officers Wives Clubs, Lindenwood College Clubs, Women’s City Club of Kansas City, Friends of Art, Nelson Atkins Gallery several Library Boards.

    She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Reuben D. Dahlman, parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Burks, and brother Dean B. Burks.

    Ketchem, Nadine M. (Zeorlin)

    July 7, 2011

    Nadine M. (Zeorlin) Ketchem, 82, passed away Friday, June 24, 2011, at a local health care center.

    Nadine was born on July 29, 1928, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Reynold and Lillian (Vaeth) Zeorlin. She was a graduate of Central High School.

    Mrs.Ketchem was a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She had previously worked in the billing department at the St. Joseph Light and Power and as a bookkeeper for the Public Water District #1 in Andrew County.

    Nadine was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Women of Moose #315. She had served as the club leader for the Beeler Busy Beavers 4-H Club and the Beeler Extension Club.

    Nadine married Quentin P. “Bud” Ketchem on April 22, 1949 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on October 28, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Arlene Serocki and Virginia Jasper; 2 brothers, Harold and Gregory Zeorlin and a nephew, Jodi Zeorlin

    Survivors include 3 sons, Ronald (Pamela) Ketchem, Freemont, NE; Dennis (Katherine) Ketchem, St. Joseph, Mo and Richard (Rita) Ketchem, St. Joseph, MO; 2 daughters, Nancy (David) Riekhof, Floyds Knobs, IN and Linda (Robert) Vey, St. Joseph, MO; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 brothers, Donald Zeorlin, Tyler, TX and Roger (Nancy) Zeorlin, Noel, MO.

    Funeral Services will begin at 10:15 A.M., Tuesday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Father Tom Ludwig Celebrant. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 4:00 P.M. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., with a Rosary at 6:30 PM on Monday.

    The family has suggested memorial donations to National Parkinson’s Foundation.

    Pallbearers: Ronald Ketchem, Dennis Ketchem, Richard Ketchem, David Riekhof, Robert Vey and Jeffrey Jasper.

    Patton, Allene

    July 6, 2011

    Allene Patton, 85, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011 at a local hospital.

    Allene was born on May 29, 1926 in Amity, MO, to Allen and Gladys (Maeder) Patton.

    Miss Patton was a head nurse and office manager for over 40 years, for Dr. Earl Whitsell, an eye, ears and nose physician. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, and served as Secretary/Treasurer for the friendship class at the First Christian Church.

    Miss Patton was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Charles Patton in 1991.

    She is survived by, Francis Dale Hesnault, of the home.

    Services 10:00 AM Monday, at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 1:00 PM Sunday at our chapel, with the family to receive friends 2:00-4:00 PM Sunday.

    Memorial Donations may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

    Hill, Craig L.

    July 6, 2011

    Craig L. Hill, 62, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at his home.

    Craig was born on April 1, 1949 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Lawrence L. and Dorothy M. Nagle) Hill.

    He served in the United States Navy during Vietnam and was employed with Mead Products in St. Joseph for many years. Craig enjoyed music, playing his guitar, computer graphics and repair and digital recording.

    Craig was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Joan Hill-Nichols and one brother, Dennis Hill.

    He married Connie Aquilino, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include his children, Jimmy Aquilino and wife Julieta, two daughters, Kristi Haertling and Sharla Henry; one sister Diane Kent; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

    Memorial Service 7:00pm Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
    The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

    Daily III, Charles M.

    July 6, 2011

    CAMERON, Mo. — Charles M. Daily III passed away on Sunday, July, 3, 2011, at the Missouri Veteran’s Nursing Home, Cameron, Mo.

    Charles was born on October 15, 1927, in Andrew County, Mo., to Charles M. Daily, Jr. and Gladys (Pyle) Daily. They preceded him in death, as did his brother, Wilburn Daily.

    Charles graduated from Savannah High School in 1945. He graduated with Distinction from the University of Missouri in 1952 with a B.S. degree in Vocational Agriculture and was a member of Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture. He was a lifetime member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association and was a big fan of the Mizzou Tigers Football.

    Mr. Daily enlisted in the United States Army of Occupation in February 1946 and was honorably discharged in October 1947. He was in the Signal Corps and was stationed in Korea and Japan.

    Charles married Louise Harvey on June 10, 1950, at the First Christian Church in Savannah, Mo. She survives of the home.

    Charles was a former member of the First Christian Church in Savannah, where he was a member of the Church Board and taught a Sunday School class. He was currently a member of Central Christian Church in St. Joseph.

    Mr. Daily retired from the United States Postal Service in 1992.

    Charles was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Cosby, Mo., and a member of the Scottish Rite and Moila Shrine Temple, where he was a member of the Legion of Honor. He was a member of VFW Post 6760, St. Joseph and the American Legion in Savannah.

    Charles and Louise enjoyed traveling and took many enjoyable trips in the United States and abroad.

    Mr. Daily is also survived by his son, Michael (Ana) Daily, Miami, Fla.; and his daughter, Kathleen (Don) Davison of St. Joseph; four grandsons and one granddaughter, Scott, Michael (Talitha), Nicholas (Emily), Justin, and Lauren (Rey); two great-granddaughters, Lily and Zoe; step grandchildren, Cali and Andy Davison and Shellie (Sean) O’Flaherty; step great-grandchildren, Cadence, Mallory, Jessie, and Travis.

    Memorial Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan., under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. There will be no visitation at the Chapel.

    Suggested memorials are the Missouri Veteran’s Nursing Home at Cameron, Mo., St. Jude’s, or the Shriner’s Burn Hospital.

    Horning, Robert J. “Bob”

    July 6, 2011

    Robert J. “Bob” Horning, Sr., 71, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at his home.

    Bob was born on August 24, 1939 in Kansas City, Kansas to Joseph A. and Frances M. (Johnson) Horning.

    Bob worked as a copywriter, the St. Joseph News-Press and was in sales for most of his life. He was a member of the Air National Guard, retiring after 22 years as Master Sergeant.

    Bo was preceded in death by his parents.

    He married Amaryilis “Amy” Garver on November 18, 1962 in Miami, Oklahoma, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include his children, Robert J. Horning, Jr., Jennifer Foster, son-in-law, Clark E. Foster, grandson, Thomas C. Foster; sister, Patricia Young; brother, Steve Horning; two brother-in-laws Gary Young and Gary M., Garver; niece and nephews, Susan Cary, Mark and Aaron Young; great nephew, Aiden Young.

    Mr. Horning has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or service held at our chapel.

    The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

    Schott, Juanita Mae

    July 6, 2011

    Juanita Mae Schott
    1919 – 2011

    Juanita Mae Schott, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 4, 2011 at a local health care center.

    Juanita was born July 5, 1919 in St. Joseph to Luther and Elma (Baker) Barnett. She was a graduate of Central High School.

    Juanita was married to Leo Schott, Jr., he preceded her in death on July 18, 1984. She was also predeceased by her parents; daughter, Janet Melville; brother, Ralph Barnett; and sister, Margaret Sollars.

    Juanita was a grocery clerk at Dubowsky Grocery Store and Elliott Grocery Store. She belonged to Cathedral of St. Joseph as well as the Altar Society.
    She was a member of Needles of Moila and played in several card groups.

    Survivors include sons, Leo (Jo Anne) Schott, III, Charles (Vicki) Schott all of St. Joseph; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Leona Kariker, Spokane Valley, Washington.

    Mass of Christian Burial 11 am, Thursday at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Visitation will begin after 12 noon Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 pm Wednesday evening. Rosary at 6:30 pm. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Living Community of St. Joseph or Kendallwood Hospice .

    Woodbury, Lola

    July 5, 2011

    Lola Woodbury
    1932 – 2011

    Lola Woodbury, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011 at a local health care center.

    Lola was born December 1, 1932 in Graham, Missouri. On April 10, 1953, she married Donald Woodbury in Hiawatha, Kansas, he survives of the home.

    Lola was a Licensed Practical Nurse and Psychiatric Aide for St. Joseph State Hospital #2 for 20 years. She was an active member of Marvin McMurray United Methodist Church and loved raising her children and grandchildren.

    Lola was preceded in death by her parents; Harry and Etta Pryor; and one son, Michael Woodbury.

    Additional survivors include daughter, Ellen Louise Woodbury; son, David Wayne Woodbury and his wife Deana, all of St. Joseph; four grandchildren, Jeff, Chad, Eden and Delaney Woodbury; one granddaughter-in-law, Deann Woodbury; one great-granddaughter, Kylie Woodbury and one great-grandson, Karter Woodbury.

    Services 2:30 pm, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Pastor E. Dean Eikenberry officiating. Visitation will begin after 9 am, Sunday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday evening. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

    Hartman, Ralph D.

    July 5, 2011

    Ralph D. Hartman
    1928 – 2011

    Ralph D. Hartman, 82, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at a St. Joseph health care center.

    Ralph was born on December 31, 1928, in Berlin, NJ. Raised in New Jersey, he was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and attended Rutgers University. He served in the Army National Guard during the Korean Conflict.

    Ralph married Betty Kelly on October 5, 1963. They started their family and in 1977, they moved to Savannah, MO, before moving to St. Joseph in 2008. He worked for Wyeth Company in the warehouse until it closed, then worked for Dr. Tobin, driving patients.

    Ralph was of the Christian faith; a Mason and member of Scottish Rites, and Moila Shrine Temple. He was a member of Drum and Bugle Corp and Pipe & Drums. He was also a member of Little Theater, Barber Shoppers; board member of Salvation Army; and a former Councilman of the City of Berlin.

    Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, James and Jane (Dudley) Hartman; wife Betty Hartman; brother, James Nicholas Hartman, II and sister, Fern Elizabeth Moreland.

    Ralph is survived by sons, Chris (Brenda) Hartman, St. Joseph, MO and Dan (Amanda) Hartman, Killeen, TX, and Larry (Cathy) Rankine, Asheville, NC; daughter, Connie (Troy) Walker, McDonough, GA; grandchildren, Alex and Aimee Hartman; Grant, Logan and Devin Walker; Mike and Ryan Rankine; Josh, Ashley, MaKayla and Savannah Hartman; one sister, Edith Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Mr. Hartman has been cremated. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Dr. Darrell Jones officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Service. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or to the Salvation Army.

    Honorary Pallbearers: Mike Rankine, Ryan Rankine, Alex Hartman, Josh Hartman, Grant Walker, Devin Walker and Logan Walker.

    Klein, Carla Ann

    June 29, 2011

    Carla Ann Klein
    1978 – 2011

    Carla Ann Klein, 32, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at her residence.

    Carla was born on October 12, 1978, in St. Joseph, MO. She was raised in St. Joseph and graduated from St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and Bishop LeBlond High School. She was of the Catholic faith. She loved flowers, gardening and scrapbooking. She enjoyed attending NASCAR and sprint car racing and participating in all kinds of water sports.

    She worked at Klein Motors in St. Joseph and also worked in the transportation department of the motion picture industry with her mother. She was a member of Teamsters Union Local #41. Carla was a caring, loving, kind-hearted and generous person.

    She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Neil and Doris Klein; maternal grandfather, Bernard K. Huffman; uncle Ronald Klein and aunt, Addie Ann Huffman.

    Carla is survived by her loving parents, Paul and Gracie (Huffman) Klein of St. Joseph, MO; maternal grandmother, Faye L. Huffman; uncles, Kevin and Greg Klein; aunts, Donna Palmer and Jeanine Klein; numerous cousins and a multitude of close friends.

    Services: 1:00 p.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
    Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

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

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

    Cornelius, Janice Kay (Wilson)

    June 21, 2011

    Janice Kay (Wilson) Cornelius, 71, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

    Janice was born in Holt County, MO on March 25, 1940, to Joseph W. and Wilma M. (Keever) Wilson. She attended school in Mound City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and one grandchild.

    Janice enjoyed Bingo, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.

    She married Billy Wayne Cornelius on May 15, 1970. He survives of the home.
    Other survivors include six children, Robert Herring and his partner Vickie, Janetta Boynton and husband Victor, Billie Jean and husband Christian Hurt, Janice and partner Daniel Nolan, all of St. Joseph, MO, Deanna Symmonds and partner, Omar Morales of Milan, MO and Tammy Yerington of Davenport, IA; twenty-two grandkids and twenty- eight great-grandkids.

    Mrs. Cornelius has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation. Services will be held at a later date.

    Bailey, Gladys L.

    June 21, 2011

    Gladys L. Bailey, 68, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011, at her home.

    Gladys was born in Dexter, Arkansas, and raised in Mt. Home, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Laura (Null) Harris; infant daughter, Vickie; four brothers and two sisters.

    She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Edward Dennis Bailey; sons Rickie (Tina) Bailey, Bear, Delaware and Michael Bailey, Tampa, FL; three grandsons and one sister, Maxine.

    Services 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Bailey will be cremated following the service.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society or NW MO Regional Arthritis Association.

    Nold, Pauline Frances (Palmer)

    June 21, 2011

    Pauline Frances (Palmer) Nold, 86, St. Joseph, MO, went to meet her Lord and Savior peacefully, on Sunday, June 19, 2011, at a St. Joseph residential care facility, surrounded by her loving family.

    Pauline was born on April 1, 1925, in St. Joseph, to William G. and Katie M. (Gibson) Palmer. She attended school at St. Patrick’s School, and was a graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart in St. Joseph. She was a former member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a present member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Altar Society. During World War II, she worked at Quaker Oats. She married Alfred John Nold on February 1, 1947, in St. Joseph and became a homemaker. He passed away on January 18, 2004.

    Pauline was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William, Clint, Arthur and Michael and sisters, Edith and Mary.

    Pauline was a very loving, caring and giving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

    Survivors include two sons, Michael A. (Pamela) Nold, Easton, MO and Gregory F. (Jane) Nold, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Amber, Eric, Mark, Andy and Nate; great-grandchildren, Paige, Madalyn and Echo; and sister, Margaret Benjamin, Boulder, CO.

    Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Horigan Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

    Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

    Pauline’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thank you to the Vintage Gardens staff, Hands of Hope Hospice and Shepherd House staff.

    Smith, Sr. Russell

    June 14, 2011

    Russell E. Smith, Sr. 71, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday,
    June 11, 2011 at his home.

    Russell was born March 18, 1940 in Trenton, Missouri to Russell L.
    and Alberta E. (Bush) Smith. He was the owner and operator of
    Smith’s Gutter & Siding Company. He was a member of the
    Eureka Valley Baptist Church and the Glass Corvette Club.

    Russell was preceded in death by his parents.

    He married Karen S. Ellis on May 8, 1958 in St. Joseph, she survives
    of the home.

    Additional survivors include sons, Russell E. Smith, Jr. and his wife,
    Carol, Charles R. Smith and his wife, Hollie, all of St. Joseph, Jack
    Smith and his wife, Lisa, Ronald A. Smith and Lisa, all of Savannah,
    Missouri; daughter, Carolyn Marschel and her husband, Jeffrey,
    St. Joseph; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister,
    Janet L. Cooperider, St. Joseph; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Mr. Smith has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-
    Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services
    at our Chapel, however a register book will be available to sign.

    Schank, Loren Cordell “Yo-Yo”

    June 14, 2011

    Loren Cordell Schank “YoYo”, 71, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 at a local hospital.

    Cordell was born May 19, 1940 to Adlia and Thelma (Taylor) Schank in rural Oregon, Missouri,
    where he was raised. He graduated from Fillmore High School and
    then started his 30 year career at Wire Rope Corporation.

    Cordell was a college football and basketball fan. He loved to travel, fish and
    had an extensive collection of cologne. He loved his cat, “Bluebell”.

    Cordell was married to Patricia Bush, she survives of the home. He belonged to
    United Steel Workers #5783, United Way of St. Joseph and was a member of
    St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

    Cordell was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Zackery Pfleiderer;
    brothers, Dwight Schank and Orland Schank.

    Additional survivors include sons, Russell Schank, Overland Park, Kansas,
    Roger Schank, Randy Schank, David Schank, all of St. Joseph, Steven Jones,
    Savannah, Missouri, Kenneth Jones, Oregon; daughter, Theresa
    Pfleiderer, Savannah; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers,
    Roderick “Dick” Schank, Amazonia, Missouri, Gilbert Schank, St. Joseph;
    three sisters, Linda Patterson, Fillmore, Missouri, Martha Gaukel, Barnard,
    Missouri and Carrie Schank, St. Joseph.

    Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am, Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Forest City, Missouri.
    Visitation will begin after 12 noon on Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel,
    where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday evening. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Oregon, Missouri.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

    Motsinger, Wendell

    June 11, 2011

    Wendell A. Motsinger
    1931 – 2011

    Wendell A. Motsinger, 79, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday,
    June 11, 2011 at his home.

    Wendell was born October 22, 1931 in Grant City, Missouri to Almon and
    Margart (Scadden) Motsinger. He served his country in the Air Force
    during the Korean Conflict.

    Wendell was a self-employed lumberman. He married Jeanette Helen
    Miliszewski on February 12, 1955 in Adams, Massachusetts, she preceded
    him in death on July 18, 2009.

    Wendell was mason and a member of the Shriners, Elks and Kiwanis.

    Wendell was also preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Marion
    “Kay” Motsinger.

    Survivors include son, Mike Motsinger, Stewartsville, Missouri;
    daughter, Lisa Salmons and her fiancee, Les Stickley, St. Joseph; four
    grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two more on the way; brother,
    Larry Motsinger and his wife, Shirley.

    Mr. Motsinger has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-
    Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Private family services will be held at a
    later date.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Fountains at Corby Place.

    Clark, Norman F.

    June 11, 2011

    Norman F. Clark, Sr.
    1924 – 2011

    Norman F. Clark Sr., 87, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 10, 2011, at the MO Veterans Home in Cameron, MO.

    Norman was born in Easton, MO, on May 28, 1924, to Bertha (Gerding) Clark and William Jackson Clark, Sr. He was a member of Harmony Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Norman was also a 32 degree mason and fifty year member of Saxton Lodge No. 508. He worked as an Engineer for Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring after 27 years service.

    Norman was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Clark and sister, Venice Kabel.

    Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Mary (Huber) Clark, of the home; daughter, Rita Hanks and her husband Don, Smithville, MO; son, Norman Clark and his wife Judy, Huntersville, NC; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Clark, Easton, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Services: 12:00 Noon Monday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Blakely Cemetery.

    The room will be open to the public at 8:00 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the Service.

    Memorial contributions are suggested to Harmony Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
    San Antonio, MO.

    Thompkins, Melissa

    June 9, 2011

    Brother and sister Christopher Michael Kelley, 33, and Melissa Marie Tompkins, 24, both of St. Joseph, left this world together to be with their Lord and Savior as the result of a car accident on June 5, 2011.

    Chris was born August 7, 1977 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Left to cherish his memory is soul mate and life-long companion, Amber Azzopardi and children, Callista, Cassandra, Chance, and Celeste Kelley.

    Melissa was born February 7, 1987 in St. Joseph. She leaves behind her loving husband, Shaun Tompkins and daughters, Chasity, Abygail, and Melany.

    Additional survivors include their mother, Patricia Krimmel; father and step mother, Jack and Mary Krimmel; brother, Jack Kelley (Jessica); step brother, Jerry Pitthan; step sisters, Rachel Masterson, Megan Schneeflock, and Rebecca Amayo; cousin, Nicholas Kleckner; nephew, Dylan Kelley; uncles, Ron Trader, David Pierson, and Frank, Vern, Larry, Joseph, Tyrone, and Victor Krimmel; aunts, Wanita Mcnabb, Jo Hurt, Juanita Kopp-Noble, Viola Danner, and Terry Pausley; as well as many other cousins, family, and friends.

    They were preceded in death by their grandmothers, Ruth Krimmel and Lorraine Keefer; aunt, Frankie Louth; and Chris’s son/Melissa’s nephew, Dallas Kelley.

    Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, June 13, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1813 S 12th St., St. Joseph, MO 64503. Private family burial will be held at a later date.

    Kelley, Christopher

    June 9, 2011

    Brother and sister Christopher Michael Kelley, 33, and Melissa Marie Tompkins, 24, both of St. Joseph, left this world together to be with their Lord and Savior as the result of a car accident on June 5, 2011.

    Chris was born August 7, 1977 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Left to cherish his memory is soul mate and life-long companion, Amber Azzopardi and children, Callista, Cassandra, Chance, and Celeste Kelley.

    Melissa was born February 7, 1987 in St. Joseph. She leaves behind her loving husband, Shaun Tompkins and daughters, Chasity, Abygail, and Melany.

    Additional survivors include their mother, Patricia Krimmel; father and step mother, Jack and Mary Krimmel; brother, Jack Kelley (Jessica); step brother, Jerry Pitthan; step sisters, Rachel Masterson, Megan Schneeflock, and Rebecca Amayo; cousin, Nicholas Kleckner; nephew, Dylan Kelley; uncles, Ron Trader, David Pierson, and Frank, Vern, Larry, Joseph, Tyrone, and Victor Krimmel; aunts, Wanita Mcnabb, Jo Hurt, Juanita Kopp-Noble, Viola Danner, and Terry Pausley; as well as many other cousins, family, and friends.

    They were preceded in death by their grandmothers, Ruth Krimmel and Lorraine Keefer; aunt, Frankie Louth; and Chris’s son/Melissa’s nephew, Dallas Kelley.

    Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, June 13, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1813 S 12th St., St. Joseph, MO 64503. Private family burial will be held at a later date.

    Stout Sr., David R.

    June 7, 2011

    David R. Stout, Sr.
    1940 – 2011

    David Stout, Sr., 70, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011 at
    Saxton Woods Chateau.

    David was born December 11, 1940 in Maitland, Missouri to Otis and Mary
    (Hinton) Stout. He worked in oil fields as a welder.

    Survivors include sons, David Stout, Jr., Robbie Stout; daughters, Beverly Lukehart,
    Judy Fletcher; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

    Mr. Stout has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will not be any services at our chapel, but a register book will be available to sign.

    Clark, Harold V.

    June 7, 2011

    Harold V. Clark
    1919 – 2011

    Harold V. Clark, 92, Country Club, MO, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011, at his home.

    Harold was born in St. Joseph, MO on February 1, 1919, to William Arthur and Lillie Pearl (Nold) Clark. He was a farmer and also worked in maintenance for the Savannah R-III School District.

    Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale Clark; sister, Elsie Goff; and grandson, Kellen Clark.

    Harold married Darlyne Stufflebean on August 23, 1941, in Oregon, MO. She survives of the home. He is also survived by his children, Larry (Margie) Clark, Nancy (Bill) Sauter and Bill Clark; five grandchildren, Brady Sauter, Colby Clark, Jentry Prine, Shauna Clark and Erin Clark; and four great-grandchildren.

    Services 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Private inurnment at a later date.

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

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Kendallwood Hospice.

    Jones, Mavis Rose

    June 7, 2011

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mavis Rose Jones, Kansas City, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

    Mavis Rose Jones was born November, 27, 1922 in St. Joseph, the daughter of Gertrude Rose Huffman and Charley Clarence Clampitt. She grew up in St. Joseph, graduating from Benton High School in 1940 and from Platt-Gard Secretarial School in 1941.

    She was married to James Richard “Dick” Jones, also of St. Joseph, on December 18, 1941 and they celebrated 64 years of marriage before his passing in 2005.

    Mrs. Jones worked in the office of Standard Brands, Kansas City, Mo., moving there in 1945, then moving to Topeka, Kan., in 1949, where Mr. Jones was transferred. They moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2000, returning to Kansas City in 2002. Mrs. Jones was a member of First Christian Church and Good Fellowship Class and The Research Club of Topeka.

    Her husband precededed her in death in January, 2005. A brother, Edward C. Clampitt of St. Joseph also preceded her in death.

    Survivors include a son, Randall S. Jones of Monument, Colo.; a daughter, Marla S. Jones, Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour before services. Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery.

    Tanner, Helen D.

    June 7, 2011

    Helen D. Tanner
    1933 – 2011

    Helen Dorothea Tanner, 78, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011, at a St. Joseph health care facility.

    Helen was born on January 7, 1933, in Washington, D.C. She was a longtime resident of St. Joseph, a graduate of Central High School and a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph.

    She married Loren W. Tanner on June 30, 1951. He preceded her in death on July 9, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Lauine and Helen (Nix) Moyer, and two brothers, David and Phillip Moyer.

    Helen loved to work in her flower garden and to go camping with her family in their travel trailer. She owned Helen’s Antiques for many years.

    Survivors include her brother, James (Norma) Moyer; two sisters, Christine (Bob) Willoughby and Debbie (Keith) Duncan; children, Stephen (Kathy) Tanner, Apple Valley, MN, David Tanner, Buffalo Grove, IL, Joyce (Jess) LaFollette, St. Joseph, MO; seven grandchildren, Julie Finley, Michael Tanner, Kristin Turner, Amy Tanner, Ashley Tanner, Janessa and Jillian LaFollette; and seven great-grandchildren.

    The family would like to give special thanks to Vintage Gardens and her sister, Debbie Duncan, who took special care of Helen over the last few months and Emeli Price of Vintage Home Health Care for taking her out on weekly ventures over the past year.

    Mass of Christian Burial 9:00 a.m. Thursday at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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

    The family suggests memorials to Cathedral of St. Joseph or to American Cancer Society.

    Lilly, Leona

    June 7, 2011

    Leona Lilly
    1918 – 2011

    Leona (Collinsworth) Lilly, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

    Leona was born on June 15, 1918, in Ravenwood, Missouri, to LaVelle MaDonna and Ella Marie (Rogers) Collinsworth. She was a graduate of Central High School, in St. Joseph and a member of Long Branch Christian Church, where she was active as the organist and pianist. Seward and Leona owned and operated Driftwood Restaurant in St. Joseph and she volunteered at Patee House Museum.

    Leona married Seward William Lilly on October 24, 1936, in Troy Kansas. He passed away on May 10, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and daughter, Joyce Marie Cox.

    Survivors include her son, Seward William (Sandra) Lilly, Jr.,Bullhead City, AZ; two daughters, Carol (Jack) Sealey, Weatherby, MO and Debbie (Mike) Shores, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Laura (Andy) Smith, David (Angela) Sealey, Cindy (Brian) Holmes, Rick (Sandra) Cox, Bill Cox, Stephen Lilly and Shaun Lilly; great-grandchildren: Zackary Sealey, Avree Sealey, Rylie Sealey, Kristi Holmes, Dustin Holmes, Aaron Bartram, Eric Cox, Kenneth Cox, Khristopher Cox, Joshua Cox and seven great-great-grandchildren.

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

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

    Scott, Russell T. “Scotty”

    June 3, 2011

    TYLER, Texas — Russell T. “Scotty” Scott, 70, of Tyler, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Little Rock, Ark.

    Services for Mr. Scott will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor David Moore officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in St. Joseph under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

    Tyler arrangements are under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler, Texas. He was born September 11, 1940 in St. Joseph to Russell Louis and Lola Marie Resler Scott Abbott. He graduated from St. Joseph Junior College and attended Kansas University in Lawrence, Kan.

    Mr. Scott worked at Swift & Company until 1970 when he moved to Dallas, Texas. There he formed several companies with business partner Mike Loehr in the food, software and transportation industry with offices in several locations. He maintained residences in Dallas, Texas, Vail, Colo., and Tyler, Texas, where he resided at the time of his passing and near his beloved ranch in Overton, Texas.

    Mr. Scott was a committed Christian and watch care member of the First Baptist Church of Tyler and a long time member of St. Paul Lutheran church in St. Joseph. He was a passionate supporter of St. Paul Lutheran School.

    Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his father, Russell Louis Scott; mother, Lola Marie Resler Scott Abbott; step father, John Robert Abbott; and half brother, Robert Lawrence Abbott.

    He is survived by his longtime friend and caregiver, James D. Bozman; a number of cousins; and a host of friends too numerous to mention. Pallbearers will be Rod Stevenson, Mickey Roberts, Ron Pister, Larry Pilgram, Jack Haynes, Ben Haynes, and Andy Pierce. Honorary pallbearer will be Dick DeShon.

    If desired, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran School at 4715 Fredrick Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64506.

    De Spain Jr, Lloyd

    June 1, 2011

    Lloyd A. De Spain, Jr.
    1950 – 2011

    Lloyd A. “Sonny Boy” De Spain, Jr., 60, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, Missouri, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at a St. Joseph health care center.

    Lloyd was born on October 12, 1950, in St. Joseph, to Virginia Darlyne (Ingram) and Lloyd A. De Spain, Sr. Lloyd was preceded in death by his father and three grandchildren. He worked as an investigator in law enforcement.

    Survivors include his children, Lloyd (Teresa) De Spain, III, Savannah, MO, Lisa (Jason) Crockett, St. Joseph, MO, Roy (Erin Gibbons) De Spain, St. Joseph, MO, Jessica De Spain, St. Joseph, MO; grandson who was raised in the home, Joshua Thomas; thirteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; mother, Virginia De Spain, St. Joseph, MO; three sisters, Alyce King, Jerre Moore and Janet De Spain, all of St. Joseph, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Services 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

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

    Hoppe, Paul A.

    May 30, 2011

    Paul A. Hoppe
    1919 – 2011

    Paul A. Hoppe, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011 at a local health care facility.

    Paul was born February 27, 1919 in St. Joseph to August F. and Adelaide (Dietsch) Hoppe. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School with the Class of 1936.

    Paul married Betty Ann Johnson on June 5, 1943, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, she preceded him in death on March 6, 2011. A veteran of World War II, he
    served in the Army Air Corps Station at Hammerfield in Fresno, California. During the war, Paul and Betty lived in Fresno, where their first child was born. After the war, they returned to St. Joseph, where they have lived since.

    After the war, he was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He then joined the family business, Scanlan’s Hardware, from where he retired as owner/manager, after 40 years.

    Paul was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where he was a choir member, Cantor and Eucharistic Minister. He was the first Catholic Cantor in St. Joseph and sang for many occasions at all different Churches.

    Paul belonged to American Legion Post #359, Knights of Columbus Council 571, and 4th Degree General Assembly #569. He was a board member of Inter-Serv, Allied Arts Council, Past President of Bishop LeBlond PTA, and also a member of the Southside Rotary Club.

    Paul was preceded in death by his parents: son-in-law, Jim F. Evans; brother, Gene Hoppe; sister, Madeline McGarry; and infant sister, Rosemary Hoppe.

    Survivors include daughter Beth Hoppe Evans; son, Gary Hoppe and his wife, Barbara; grandson, Chris Hoppe and his wife, Karrey, of Lawrence, Kansas; two nephews, David McGarry and Dennis McGarry.

    Mass of Christian Burial 11 am, Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Visitation will begin after 9 am Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday evening. Prayer Service at 6 pm. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier House of Bread, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, or Inter-Serv.

    Fry, James “Jim”

    May 30, 2011

    James “Jim” Fry
    1947 – 2011

    James “Jim” Fry, 64, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011.

    Jim was born February 24, 1947 in Sterling, Illinois to James R. and Mildred E. (Wilson) Fry. He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.

    Jim was an auto body repairman. He was an avid car enthusiast, who truly enjoyed the process of rebuilding cars. In addition, he was an outdoorsman that relished any opportunity to camp, fish or hunt.

    Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

    Survivors include son, Jeremy, his wife, Erica, their daughter, Kinsley, St. Louis, Missouri; and son, Preston Fry, Kansas City, Missouri.

    The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Mr. Fry has been cremated.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to the Arthritis National Research Foundation.

    Bender, Kathryn M.

    May 28, 2011

    Kathryn M. Bender
    1918 – 2011

    Kathryn M. Bender, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away at home with her family at her side, due to some complications.

    Kathryn was born in Weatherby, Missouri, and then moved by wagon to Oregon, Missouri, where she was raised on a farm. She was an apartment owner for sixty-five years and worked for G.A. Thompson Wallpaper and Paints for twenty-five years as a paint mixer and decorator. She was also a business lady who owned the Candy Shoppe and the Budget Rose Shop.

    Kathryn was an active member and very devoted to St. Peter Lutheran Church. She contributed much of her life taking her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other children to Church, performing under God as a Disciple. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and so very dedicated to her family. She was a very special and loving person who never met a stranger.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Burris and Katie Noel; a brother, Billy Noel; her childhood sweetheart, Loren Bender, who was killed on Iwo Jima during WW II; Charles Lesher, who died of war wounds from WW II; Dwain Adams, who was a disabled veteran from WW II; William H. Marlin, who was a big contributor to WW II, building airplanes; and one granddaughter, Deborah Riley.

    Kathryn is survived by a daughter, Dixie Jo Glidewell; two sons, Larry N. Bender and Stanley D. Adams; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild. She was also survived by a wonderful caregiver, Janis Pritchard, who was also a dear friend along with Annette Clayton.

    Mother will be so missed.

    The family would like to thank Hands of Hope Hospice for all their caring and support.

    Services 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO at a later date.

    Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon Tuesday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. The family suggests memorial contributions to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, to help defray funeral expenses.

    Lette, Ann

    May 28, 2011

    Ann Lette
    1935 – 2011

    Ann Lette, 76, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

    Ann was born on May 15, 1935, in Altha, Florida, to Joseph and Joyce (Guy) Brown. She had resided in California, then moved to Missouri in 1993.

    Ann was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and grandson, Wayland Pore.

    Survivors include her husband, Bob Lette, of the home; daughter, Wanda (Merlin) Pore, Springfield, VA, son, Larry (Shelly) Windham, St. Joseph, MO, daughter, Jacque (Brad) O’Dell, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Larry (Shandi) Windham Jr., Christopher (Missy) Windham, Dr. Timothy Windham, Ashley Windham, William Windham and Avery (Jessica) Pore; great-grandchildren, Bryson Windham, Braylan Windham, Brock Windham, Owen Windham and Cooper O’Dell; nephew, Brian Pottage and friends, Ed and Jackie Carson. She will be missed by many friends in Hamilton, Missouri.

    Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment Resthaven Cemetery, Wichita, KS, at a later date.

    Mattson, Dan

    May 28, 2011

    Dan Mattson
    1947 – 2011

    Dan Mattson, born July 25, 1947 passed away unexpectedly at is home on May 21, 2011.

    Dan married Diana “Sue” Baker, she survives of the home. He worked for the City of St. Joseph for 42 years, before retiring in July of 2009.

    Dan enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, camping, boating, and other
    outdoor activities. He was an avid poker player and loved playing his favorite music.

    Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Leona Mattson; brother, James Mattson; sisters, Ruth Smith, Carol Blacketer; nephew, Gary Blacketer.

    Additional survivors include sons, Rob (Dana) Mattson, James (Michelle) Mattson;
    step-daughters, Kim Jensen, Amy (Josh) Baldwin; sister, Pat Meyer, all of St. Joseph; brother, Chuck (Penny) Mattson, LeClede, Idaho; ten grandchildren, MacKinzi, Chandler, Cody, Quinton, Dylan, Cody, Tanner, Breanna, Brittni, Matthias; his beloved dog, Paxton; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Memorial services 10 am, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
    The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at our Chapel. Mr. Mattson
    will be cremated. Inurnment at Bethel Cemetery, DeKalb, Missouri following the service.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the St. Joseph Animal Shelter.

    Pennell, Lola M.

    May 28, 2011

    Lola M. Pennell
    1937 – 2011

    Lola M. Pennell , Savannah, Missouri, 73 passed peacefully May 20, 2011

    Lola was preceded by: Husband; William (Bunker), Daughter; Sharon, Sisters; Naomi, Geneva, and Brother; Barney

    Survived by: Sister; Darlene, 5 Daughters: Penny, Debbie, Nickol, Jessica, and Paula, 2 Sons: Michael, Sr. and William, Jr. also numerous Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

    In lieu of plants and flowers the family would appreciate donations to Lola Pennell Memorial Fund in care of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

    Memorial Services will be held 1:00pm Tuesday at St. Francis Baptist Temple under the direction of Pastor W. A. Hedge

    Schmidt, Herman “Dutch”

    May 27, 2011

    Herman “Dutch” Schmidt
    1931 – 2011

    Herman “Dutch” Schmidt, 79, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at his home.

    Dutch was born July 6, 1931 in St. Joseph. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a switchman for Burlington Northern Railroad for 35 years.

    Dutch was married to Laurene Snyder, she survives of the home.

    Dutch was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Carol; granddaughters, Melissa Fahey, Darla Pfizenmaier; sister and Margaret Hecker.

    Additional survivors include daughters, Ruth (Leo) Reed, Clay Center, Kansas, Deanna Whitlock (Dennis Chipps), St. Joseph; son, Larry Goppert, Assaria, Kansas; grandchildren, Jessica and Shane Johnson, Bryan and Wendy Ringquist, Pfizenmaier kids and families; Carley, Leroy; “the loves of his life” great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Kaylee, Gunner, Brooke, Hunter, Alexus, Austin, Harley; four step-great-grandchildren; best friend, Walter Chipps; nieces and nephews, Karen, Tim, Andrew, Brian, Bobby, Felicia and Amanda.

    Mr. Schmidt will be cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no services or visitation at our Chapel, however a register book will be available to sign. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope.

    Wagner, Sr., Dennis L.

    May 25, 2011

    Dennis L. Wagner, Sr.
    1943 – 2011

    Dennis L. Wagner, Sr., 68, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011
    at a local hospital..

    Dennis was born April 17, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri to Howard and Billie Ruth (Oster) Wagner. He was a maintenance worker at Missouri Western State University.

    Dennis was married to Carole Darveau, she preceded him in death. He was also
    preceded by his parents.

    Dennis loved fishing, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

    Survivors include daughter, Kristine (Russell) Morgan, Lees Summit, Missouri;
    son, Dennis Wagner, Jr., St. Joseph.; grandsons, Keith, Kyle, Ben and Daimond;
    great-grandson, Chris; sisters, Debbie (Ron) Walker, Karen (Tom) Jones,
    several nieces and nephews

    The family will receive friends at 11 am, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Services 12 pm, Friday at our Chapel. Graveside committal 2 pm, Falls City Catholic Cemetery, Falls City, Nebraska.

    Veatch, Sharon Kay (Honeycutt)

    May 25, 2011

    Sharon Kay (Honeycutt) Veatch
    1941 – 2011

    Sharon Kay (Honeycutt) Veatch, 69, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011 at The University of Kansas Hospital, following a courageous battle with leukemia.

    Sharon was born June 20, 1941 in St. Joseph to Johnny A. Honeycutt and Ruth (Honeycutt) Kearnes. She graduated from Lafayette High School.

    Sharon married Lawrence N. Veatch at Immaculate Conception on December 10, 1960, he survives of the home.

    Sharon was a secretary at Dugdale Packing Company for a short time. She was then employed with Gray Manufacturing, working in payroll. She retired after 25 years
    in 2003.

    Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Honeycutt.

    Additional survivors include her mother, Ruth (Honeycutt) Kearnes; daughters, Kimberly Mulvaney and husband, Ricky, St. Joseph, Lisa McCreary and husband, Mick, Gower, Missouri, Tammy Gleaves and husband, Roger, St. Joseph; son, Chris Veatch and wife, Andrea, Easton, Missouri; grandchildren, Chad, Stephen, and Michelle Blakley, Madison and Parker McCreary, Matthew Gleaves, Barrett and Blane Veatch; great-grandchildren, Jaron and Jaiden Blakley; brother, Ron Honeycutt and wife, Mary, Liberty, Missouri.

    Services 9:30 am, Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 10 am, Thursday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends
    from 6 to 8 pm Thursday evening. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to the Leukemia Society or Hope Lodge.

    Wilcox, Francis Xavier “Frank”

    May 25, 2011

    Francis X. “Frank” Wilcox
    1940 – 2011

    Francis Xavier “Frank” Wilcox, 70, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, at Kansas City Hospice House.

    Frank was born on July 2, 1940, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to Alois and Rita (Boehm) Wilcox. He was a graduate of Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, KS and earned his bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University. He served as a sergeant in the US Army Reserves and worked for State Farm Insurance for thirty years, retiring as a Bodily Injury and Legal Liability Claims Adjuster, on February 16, 1998.

    Frank was a parishioner at Cathedral of St. Joseph. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Bishop LeBlond Council #5067 and 4th degree General Assembly #569 and held several offices within those organizations. Frank served his faith as a lector, Eucharist Minister and member of the Parish Council. He was an avid volunteer and inducted into the Bishop LeBlond Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. In addition, Frank had been President of the Booster Club three times. Although his health was failing, he still operated the clock at LeBlond football games and enjoyed doing so. Frank helped coach his children and many other children in baseball, basketball, flag football and soccer. Frank lived his strong belief in God, family and country.

    Frank married Suzanne “Suzie” Walzl on November 21, 1969, in Leawood, Kansas. She survives of the home. Other survivors include three sons, John (Susan) Wilcox, Kansas City, MO, Lt. Commander Matthew (Annelise) Wilcox, currently assigned to the USS Enterprise and Paul (Elizabeth) Wilcox, Tucson, AZ; daughter, Kathryn (Nathan) Glynn, Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren, Benjamin, Christopher, Henry and Cecilia Wilcox, three brothers, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Cathedral of St. Joseph.

    Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Bishop LeBlond High School; Cathedral School; Muscular Dystrophy or Kansas City Hospice House.

    Bracken, Alexandra Lauren

    May 18, 2011

    Alexandra Lauren Bracken, 20, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 17, 2011 due to injuries suffered from an automobile accident.

    Alexandra was born on March 25, 1991 in St. Joseph to James and Lisa Bracken. She graduated from Central High School in 2010, and was preparing to start at Missouri Western State University this fall. Alexandra was going to focus her studies on counseling, and helping people see their full potential, no matter how bad their lives had been.

    Alexandra was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charles and Geraldine Bracken.

    Those left to mourn her untimely death include her parents, James and Lisa Bracken; brother, Erik Stenquist, all of the home; twin sister, Nicole Bracken; nephew, Carter Dilley, both of St. Joseph; maternal grandparents, Richard and Carol Johnson, of Salem, Oregon; many aunts; uncles; cousins and friends.

    Services 10 am, Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 9 am Friday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Missouri.

    Hawkins, Elmira

    May 18, 2011

    Elmira Hawkins, 77, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 surrounded by her family.

    Elmira was born November 11, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to Frank and Antonia Garcia. Elmira worked for Mead Products, retiring in 2004.

    Elmira married George William Hawkins, he preceded her in death on November 28, 1995.

    Elmira was a loving mother and grandmother and is survived by her family; son, Tony (Gail) Hawkins; daughters, Marcy (Steve) Foster, Laura (Mark) Judkins; all of St. Joseph; nine grandchildren, Sean, Aaron, Jay, Nathan, Cody, Brandon, Burgundy, Elliott, Sydney; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters, Julie, Mary, Dolly, brothers, Frank, Didlo, Efran, Fifi; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Services 4 pm, Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 9 am, Friday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 1:30 to 4 pm Friday afternoon. Mrs. Hawkins will be cremated following the service.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice.

    Fairman, Billie Jean (Hahn)

    May 18, 2011

    Billie Jean (Hahn) Fairman, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at a local hospital.

    Billie was born October 4, 1921 in St. Joseph, Missouri to James Edward and Anna Gertrude (McNamara) Hahn. She graduated from St. Joseph Hospital
    School of Nursing.

    Billie worked as a registered nurse in obstetrics at Sister’s Hospital for more than 20 years. In 1978, she developed the medical office program
    for Platte College/Northwest Community College, teaching there until her retirement in 1994.

    Billie was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She also belonged to St. Ann’s Alter Society and had been active in Church ministries.

    Billie was married to Waldo “Wally” Fairman on October 7, 1948 at St. Mary Church in St. Joseph, he preceded her in death on September 23, 2007 after 58 years of marriage.

    Billie was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, James Gerard Fairman; two sisters, Margaret Cianciolo, Bernice Hahn; and foster sister, Frances Riley.

    Survivors include daughters, Margaret Ann Seever, Roeland Park, Kansas, Mary Jo Christie, St. Joseph, Nancy Louise Gilmore, Agency, Missouri, Teresa Marie McAnerney, Wathena, Kansas; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two nieces, Patricia Voisard, Peggy King; numerous great-nieces and nephews.

    Mass of Christian Burial 10 am, Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary at 6 pm, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 9 am, Thursday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:30 pm, Thursday evening. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier School, St. Francis Xavier House of Bread or Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Fund.

    Jaynes, Jessie Irene (Meers)

    May 17, 2011

    Jessie Irene (Meers) Jaynes, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on May 15, 2011.

    Born May 3, 1923 in Highland, Kansas to Charles and Jessie Meers. She was married to Thomas H. Jaynes in San Diego, California on Nov 21, 1940. Jessie retired from American Family Insurance.

    She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, her parents, three brothers, and three sisters.
    She is survived by her daughter Mary (Duane) Bachmann, and son Tom (Sophie) Jaynes, three Grandsons Michael Bachmann, Tommy (Monica) Jaynes and Brian Jaynes (Haley Erickson) and three Great Grandchildren.

    Additional survivors a brother, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

    According to her wishes no visitation or services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Hands of Hope Hospice in St Joseph. Arrangements by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

    Metzinger, Diane V.

    May 14, 2011

    Diane V. Metzinger
    1939 – 2011

    Diane V. Metzinger, 71, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

    Diane was born on September 20, 1939, in Maysville, Missouri, to Cecil E. and Jessie V. (Lawrence) Benson. The family moved to St. Joseph where she graduated from Lafayette High School. She married Donald D. Metzinger and while he was in the Air Force, they traveled throughout the United States and Japan. Following his retirement, they returned to St. Joseph.

    Diane raised three daughters and made raising her family her career which she excelled at. She left a legacy of strength and love to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Diane was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Bryant Hertel; parents and grandparents.

    She will be sadly missed by her ex-husband and still good friend, Donald D. Metzinger; three daughters, Julie A. Hertel, Kathie R. Metzinger and Linda D. (Scott B.) Pendleton, all of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Brian (Christy) Pendleton, David Pendleton, Michael Hertel, Jacob and Jenna Metzinger; great-grandchildren, Zachary Fry and Teagan Pendleton; sisters, Dixie (Russ) Leslie, Katy (Stan) Moore, Nancy (David) Bell, Cecelia (Louis) Hendrix; cousins, Sondra (Don) Boucher and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.

    Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

    Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening.

    Clardy, Shirley J.

    May 11, 2011

    Shirley J. Clardy, 81, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at a local residential care facility.

    Shirley was born April 5, 1930 in St. Joseph to Frederick Ceasar and Margueritte (Burford) Bruegger. She graduated from Central High School in 1948.

    Shirley worked for Crouch Brothers and later for Mead Products.

    Shirley married Lawrence Junior Clardy on June 12, 1948 in St. Joseph, he preceded her in death on February 11, 1996. Shirley was also preceded in death by her parents; one infant son, Mark Clardy; sister, Roberta Barnett.

    Survivors include son, Dennis Clardy and wife, Betty Beth, Leavenworth, Kansas; two grandsons, Brant Clardy and wife, Jodi, Suffolk, Virginia, Blaine Clardy, McPherson,
    Kansas; twin great-granddaughters, Grace and Aubrey Clardy; brother-in-law, Gary Clardy and wife, Patty; nieces, Cindy Merritt and Sherry Fuston.

    Mass of Christian Burial 1pm, Friday at Horigan Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass at Horigan Chapel, with a rosary to be held at 12:30 pm. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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

    Paxton, Klara M.

    May 10, 2011

    Savannah, MO – Klara M. Paxton, 83, of Amazonia, MO passed away Sunday May 8, 2011 at the Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron, MO.

    Born March 3, 1928 in Ludwigshafen, Germany she was the daughter of Georg and Margarete (Rascher) Nicklis. On May 21, 1955 in Mannheim, Germany she was married to Carl Allen Paxton who preceded her in death September 4, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two children, Diana Grubb in 2007 and Marty Paxton in 2006; two brothers, Georg Nicklis and Arthur Nicklis and a granddaughter, Kelly Nichols in 2011.

    Surviving are two children, Tammy Mallen and husband Kevin of Savannah, MO and Josef Paxton and wife Linda of Nashville, TN; a son-in-law, Jeff Grubb and wife Lanette of St. Joseph, MO; a daughter-in-law, Debra Paxton and husband Gary of Amazonia, MO; one sister, Lilo Hall of Oakdale, CA; one brother, Erich Nicklis of Ludwigshafen, Germany; 16 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

    Mrs. Paxton was born and raised in Germany where she attended public schools. She met her husband while he was serving in the United States Army and following their marriage they eventually moved to Amazonia in 1969. She enjoyed cooking and especially spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

    Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, with Pastor Laura Blevins officiating. Burial will be in the Benton Cemetery at Mound City, MO. Visitation after 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice.

    Schiltz, Rosalie Maxine

    May 10, 2011

    Forsyth, MO- Rosalie Maxine Schiltz, 87, formerly of St. Joseph, MO, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at a Forsyth health care center.

    Rosalie was born on March 11, 1924 to Jessie and Mary Ellen (Fritts) Colbert. She was raised and attended school, in Union Town, Pennsylvania. She lived most of her life in St. Joseph. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. She and her husband owned and operated Family Tavern in Industrial City.

    Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents; nine brothers and sisters; and husband, Michael William Schiltz on September 21, 1980.

    Survivors include two daughters, Rose Marie (Bill) Hunter, Overland Park, KS and Katy (Raymond) Puckett; Forsyth, MO; granddaughter, Rosalie Govig; grandson, Michael Puckett; three great-granddaughters, Christina Swope, Amanda Wolfe and Olivia Puckett: three great-great-grandsons, Alexander Wolfe, Keegan Swope and Otto Swope and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Services 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

    Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.

    Walters, Merle K.

    May 10, 2011

    Merle K. Walters, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at
    his home.

    Merle was born January 8, 1922 in Hiawatha, Kansas to Byron and Inez (Strahan) Walters. He attended school in Hiawatha, and after serving his country in the U. S. Army, during World War II, studied at Gard Business College.

    Merle married Viola King June 24, 1943 in La Jolla, California, she preceded him in death October 25, 2002. He was a loss and damage inspector for Western Weighing and Inspection Bureau, for 32 years, retiring in February 1983.

    Merle was a member of King Hill United Methodist Church, Eagles Lodge #49,
    Moose Lodge and the Independent Democratic Club.

    Merle was also predeceased by his parents; twin sister, Marie who died at birth;
    and brother, Howard Walters, who died in World War II.

    Survivors include, son, Barry Walters and wife, Helen, St. Joseph; daughter,
    Kathy L. Cupryk and husband, Roman, Mesa,Arizona; five grandchildren;
    and seven great-grandchildren.

    Services 10 am, Friday, May 13, 2011 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 9 am, Thursday, May 12, 2011 at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Thursday evening. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice.

    Rucker, Lucille “Sally”

    May 6, 2011

    Savannah, MO – Lucille “Sally” (Max) Rucker, 99, Savannah, MO passed away Wednesday May 4, 2011 at Country Squire Retirement Village in St. Joseph, MO.

    She was born May 30, 1911 in Niangua, MO to David L. and Rebecca Ann Max. Her family moved to Rosendale, MO when Sally was four years old. After graduating from Rosendale high School, she attended Northwest Missouri University in Maryville. She began her teaching career in the small Andrew County schools of Fountainbeau and Beeler. Later she taught at Maysville and Savannah.

    Sally was united in marriage to John Bell Rucker in 1937. John preceded her in death in December 1983. She had nine brothers and sisters who are all deceased.

    She was a member of the First Christian Church in Savannah. Through the years, Sally played the organ and piano for church services and special programs. She also accompanied the Senior Citizen Center’s Jubileers singing group.

    Survivors include her three children and their spouses: Marcia and Art Anderson of Everson, WA, Grace Ann and Curt Blang of Harrisonburg, VA, Dr. Thomas and Cyndy Rucker of Savannah, MO; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

    Mrs. Rucker has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. A memorial service will be held Friday May 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Thaler officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A private inurnment will follow in the Savannah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 511 W. Market – Savannah, MO 64485

    Wells, Willis Edgar

    May 4, 2011

    Willis Edgar Wells, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

    Willis was born on January 14, 1919, in Savannah, Missouri, to George and Bertha Alice (Bullock) Wells. He was a graduate of Savannah High School and Victory Aircraft School in Kansas City, Kansas. He worked for Curtis Wright Corp. in New York City, until joining the Army Air Corps in 1942. He served as a flight engineer on B17’s during World War II.

    Willis was also a farmer, carpenter and he retired from Mead after 33 years. He loved fishing, traveling and collecting genealogy. Willis was always ready to help others.

    Willis was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Benjamin Clifford Wells.

    He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rosemary (McCampbell) Wells of the home; two sons, Randy (Wanda) Wells and Roger (Melody) Wells; four grandsons, Joe (Sherri) Wells, Jimmy Don Wells, Michael (Holly) Wells and Matthew Wells; one granddaughter, Jennifer (Cris) Williamson; six great-grandsons, Dustin, Steven, Robbie, Travis, Hunter and Keenan; three great-granddaughters, Maddie, Brianna and Kamen; daughters-in-law, Brenda Wells and Debbie Wilborn; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

    Services: 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Pastor Aaron Robb officiating. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

    Visitation begins after 9:00 a.m. Friday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to McCarthy Baptist Church, in St. Joseph, MO.

    Johnson, Jr., William Wyatt

    May 2, 2011

    William Wyatt Johnson, Jr., 86, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011 at a local health care center.

    Junior was born August 24, 1924 in Taos, Missouri to William Wyatt and Lucile E. (Agee) Johnson, Sr. He was a graduate of Graham High School in Graham, Missouri and in 1942 graduated from Iowa State College for Electrical Training.

    Junior served his country for four years in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific as an Electrician 1st Class on the USS Pinkney. He witnessed the Japanese surrender on the Missouri from the USS Pinkney. Honors received during his enlistment were Point System, Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

    Junior married Bonnie Krumme September 27, 1947, she survives of the home. He was a self-employed dairy farmer for 46 years, retiring in 1993. He was a former member
    of the Mid-America Dairymen Association. Junior recently received the Lifetime Achievement in Soil Conservation Stewardship Award from the Buchanan County Soil & Water Conservation District.

    Junior belonged to Sparta United Methodist Church. He was a Past Commander and member of MacDonald, Dugger, Duncan American Legion Post #11, member
    of the Executive Board, member of the Past Commanders of Post #11 and of 40 & 8. He was a former member of Legion of Moose, Faucett Lions Club of Faucett,
    Board of Education of Mid-Buchanan R5 School District, and the Board of Public Water Supply District #2, where he served as President for two years.

    Preceding Junior in death were his parents; brother, J. D. Johnson and his wife, Delma; and great-nephew, Jay Yerger.

    Additional survivors include sons and their spouses, Steven Wyatt and Shari Johnson, Dennis Earl and Debbie Johnson, all of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Brian (Heather) Johnson, Florida, Kenna Johnson (Steve) Butler, Colorado, Scott Johnson and Lyndsay Johnson (Paul) Callaway, all of St. Joseph; great-grandchildren, Will and Hayden
    Johnson, Florida, Evan and Nathan Butler, Colorado, DaKota and Nickolas Johnson, St. Joseph; great-great-grandson, Stetson Williams, St. Joseph; sister, Betty Jean (Bob) Bush, Maryville, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and friends.

    Services 2 pm, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 12 noon, Wednesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday evening. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, Pediatric Cancer Foundation or Hands of Hope Hospice.

    Cotter, Robert “Bob” H.

    April 27, 2011

    Robert “Bob” H. Cotter, 68, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011 surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

    Bob was born August 20, 1942 in Los Angeles, California to Cy and Lucille (Wall) Cotter. He graduated with a Master’s Degree
    from Northwest Missouri State University, while there he was President of the TKE fraternity.

    Bob served his country in both the Army and Navy Reserves.

    He was a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church.

    Bob owned and operated Cotter Travel, since 1985. He belonged to the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and the East Side Rotary Club, where he received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.

    Bob loved music and had a passion for sports, especially basketball. He was a strong supporter of both Missouri Western and Northwest Missouri State Universities.

    Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

    Survivors include his wife, Mary (Stevens) Cotter, St. Joseph; son, Chad Cotter and wife Debbie, St. Joseph; daughter, Erin Bushey and husband David, La Mesa, California; son, Kevin Anderson and wife Chris, Liberty, Missouri; daughter, Kelly Anderson, Kansas City, Missouri; son, Kent Anderson and wife Lorenna, St. Joseph; grandchildren, Keatley and Jenna Cotter, Aubrey, Taylor and Keegan Bushey, Zac Anderson, Taylor and Travis Poretta, Mateo and Lucas Anderson; and great grandson, Nicholas Chadwick.

    Services 11 am, Saturday at Wyatt Park Baptist Church. Visitation will begin after 12 noon, Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday evening. Mr. Cotter has been cremated. Private family inurnment at a later date.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society.

    Spiek, Clarence F.

    April 27, 2011

    Clarence F. Spiek, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 surrounded by his family.

    Clarence was born September 28, 1925 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Ignacious Paul “Joe” and Johanna Spiek. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

    Clarence was a lifetime farmer, inheriting his farm from his father. He also retired from Quaker Oats after 42 years in 1989. He married Billie Jean Thomson in 1951 and was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandpa, and brother.

    Clarence was preceded by his parents; wife, Billie Jean Thomson in 1993; daughter, Barbara Jean Spiek in 1963; brothers, Eddie and Henry Spiek; and sisters, Margaret Carney, Gertie Dale, Frances Downing and Loretta Judy.

    Survivors include son, David L. Spiek and wife, Pamela, Faucett, Missouri; two daughters, Susie K. Farmer and husband, Dean, Cindy E. McDermott, both of St. Joseph; six grandchildren, Lindsey Stroud and husband, Brandon, Jason Farmer and wife, P.J., Ryan Farmer, Tyler Farmer, Korey Jo McDermott, Connor McDermott; two great-grandchildren, Jimmy and Jordan Farmer; three sisters, Patricia Whitley, Josephine Studer and Clara Gillespie.

    Services 1 pm, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 1 pm, Wednesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday evening. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice.

    Gartland, Frank

    April 26, 2011

    Oregon, MO – Frank M. “Frankie” Gartland, 77, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Oregon Care Center.

    Frankie was born in St. Joseph, MO, on June 12, 1933, to Edward and Isabelle (Gleason) Gartland. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tom Gartland in 1994 and sister, Mary Richey in 2006.

    Frankie was a worker for Special Industries, and was a member of the Touch Program. He attended St. Joseph Cathedral and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

    Survivors include two sisters, Agnes Brown, St. Joseph, MO and Patricia A. Murray, Seattle, WA; one brother, John “Jack” Gartland, St. Joseph, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

    Prayer Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Horigan Chapel. Father Bill Walter, C.PP.S. officiating. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wed. at Horigan Chapel with a Rosary at 10:30 a.m.

    Wray, Paul D.

    April 21, 2011

    Paul D. Wray, 81, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at a local health care center.

    Paul was born August 7, 1929 in St. Joseph to Carl and Marie (Anderson) Wray.

    Paul served his country in the United States Navy and was a firefighter for the City of St. Joseph for 25 years, retiring as assistant fire chief in 1976.

    Paul was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald and Virgil Wray; and one sister, Ruby Pulido.

    Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Barbara (Franke) Wray; one brother, Wilbur Wray; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

    Services will be held at 1 pm, Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 2 pm, Friday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday evening. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

    Barber, Joan H.

    April 20, 2011

    SAVANNAH, Mo. — Joan H. Barber, 80, of Savannah passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011.

    Joan was born on March 19, 1931 in Oregon, Mo., where she was raised. Mrs. Barber graduated from New Point School and Tarkio College. She later lived in Salina, Kan., and moved to Savannah, Mo., following her retirement.

    Mrs. Barber had a wonderful career in radio communication, working at KFEQ in St. Joseph and KSAL in Salina, Kan., where she produced and hosted her own culture and lifestyle program. Following her retirement from radio she worked at Dillard’s in St. Joseph.

    Mrs. Barber was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend and was an avid world traveler. She was a member of Savannah United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Savannah Women’s Club, Oregon Women’s Club, and Semper Fidelis and volunteered her time at the Andrew County Museum.

    Joan married William Frederic Barber, Jr. of Skidmore, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, William and Marjorie (Garrett) Hornecker; and a brother, Jerold Hornecker.

    Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and John Bebita, Valencia, Calif.; a grandson, Nicholas Bebita; a brother, John (Kathleen) Hornecker, Severn, Md.; a sister, Nancy Hornecker, Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Mrs. Barber has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Savannah United Methodist Church. Inurnment: Burr Oak Cemetery, Skidmore, Mo., at a later date.

    The family suggests memorial donations to Heifer International.

    Ashby, Suzanne

    April 20, 2011

    Savannah, MO – Suzanne Ashby, 60, of Savannah, MO passed away Monday April 18, 2011 at her home.

    Born June 15, 1950 in Maryville, MO she was the daughter of Millard Ross and Mildred (Gallagher) McMinn. On April 13, 1979 at Savannah, MO she was married to Gene Ashby who survives of the home.

    Also surviving are three daughters: Lisa Waller (Steve) of St. Joseph, MO, Tanya Cullum (Chris) of Kansas City, MO, and Joy Larison (Mike) of Savannah, MO; four sons, James Green (Stacey) of Warner, OK, Roy Ashby, Jr. (Michelle) of St. Joseph, MO, Tim Ashby (Lila) of Cameron, MO and Matt Ashby (Melinda) of Ft. Riley, KS; 24 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a dear friend, Vi Mason who was like a sister to her.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Suzanne graduated from Nodaway-Holt High School and attended St. Joseph Beauty Academy. She had been employed by Johnson Controls for 28 years until her health failed. She enjoyed traveling, crocheting and going to country music concerts. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

    Funeral services Thursday April 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, MO. Interment in the Maitland Cemetery at Maitland, MO. Visitation is after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

    Christman, Glenn

    April 20, 2011

    Kansas City, MO -Glenn Christman, 36, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away on April 17, 2011, at his home after a two year fight with cancer.

    Glenn was born on May 13, 1974, in St. Joseph, to Frank Leo and Martha M. (Morgan) Christman. Raised in St. Joseph, he was a 1991 graduate of Central High School then attended University of Missouri and Missouri Western State University. He was an artist and a professional musician and was a member of several local bands throughout his life. He loved the outdoors and had many close friends throughout the country.

    Glenn is survived by his mother, Martha Christman; father, Frank Christman, both of St. Joseph; fiancée, Jessica Little; step-daughter, Violet of Kansas City, MO; sister, Kelly Wiegant (Danny) Mangan, Bowling Green, Ohio; niece, Katie Mangan and nephew, Zachary Mangan.

    Mr. Christman has been cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Children’s Mercy Cancer Center or to a charity of your choice.

    Long, Pauline

    April 19, 2011

    Pauline Long, 83, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, April 18, 2011, at Living Community of St. Joseph.

    Pauline was born in Grant City, MO on January 9, 1928, to Emmett and Bertha Pauline (Cook) Garrett. She was a member of Patee Park Baptist Church, where she was active in helping with the food pantry. Pauline was nominated for the YWCA 2002 Women of Excellence for her community service. She was a member of King Hill Chapter No. 55, O.E.S. Pauline worked at Westab for sixteen years, until her daughter was born. She and her husband owned and operated Long Dry Cleaning for several years.

    Pauline married Lavern Long on August 5, 1945. He passed away on October 8, 1987. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and son, Dr. Larry Long on March 28, 2000.

    Survivors include her daughter, Kathy (Joe) Weekley, Kansas City, MO; three grandchildren, Alexandria Pauline Weekley, Abigail Marie Weekley and Morgan Elizabeth Long; brother, Joseph William Garrett, Anchorage, AK; nephew, James Long and niece, Diana Garrett.

    Mrs. Long has been cremated. Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment Miller Cemetery, Albany, MO.

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

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Patee Park Baptist Church Food Pantry.

    Mohr, Twilah

    April 17, 2011

    Stanberry, MO – Twilah (O’Banion) Mohr, 88, passed away April 14, 2011 at her home.

    She was preceded in death by parents, Ora and Grace (Boatwright) O’Banion and husband Walter “Arkie” Mohr.

    She worked as a pharmacy clerk.

    Survivors are her daughter, Linda McQuinn, sister, Pauline Talmadge, and two granddaughters.

    Cremation under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

    Barnaby, Mary Catherine Raycraft

    April 15, 2011

    Mary Catherine (Raycraft) Barnaby, 97, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

    Mary was born in St. Joseph on August 18, 1913, to Benjamin F. and Margaret T. (Brown) Raycraft. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and was a graduate of St. Patrick School, Convent of the Sacred Heart and St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1934.

    Mary worked as a Supervisor at St. Joseph Hospital until 1941, then worked private nursing duty until 1946. She then went to Whitaker Cable as an Industrial Nurse retiring on August 18, 1978.

    On October 16, 1964, she married Donald R. Barnaby. He passed away on December 16, 1977. Mary was also preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margaret R. Raycraft and brother, Thomas B. Raycraft.

    Mary is survived by friends, Linda and Bob Stewart of St. Joseph, MO.

    In accordance of her wishes, Mary was cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services. A registry book will be available for signing at the funeral chapel. Private inurnment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

    Ross Koch, Mary Charlotte

    April 14, 2011

    Mary Charlotte Ross-Koch, 86, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

    Charlotte was born in St. Joseph on October 18, 1924, to Mack and Gertrude (Chylinski) Hart. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Joseph Ross in 1963; second husband Norman Koch in 1989, sisters, Barbara Stewart and Sharon Midyett, son Stephen C. Ross and great-grandson Dakota Nell.

    Survivors include her son, Ken Ross, Des Moines, Iowa, daughter, Christine Galindo, St. Joseph, MO, step-son John Koch, Monroe, Oregon, step-daughter Jill McCrosky, Great Bend, KS, twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, brothers, Gene Hart & David Hart, sister Stella Flugrad and several nieces and nephews.

    Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:00 p.m.

    Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis House of Bread.

    Zahner, Cody Lee Forrest

    April 14, 2011

    Cody Lee Forrest Zahner, 22, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at his home.

    Cody was born on March 8, 1989 in St. Joseph to Scott W. Brasel and Christine L. Zahner.

    Cody is survived by his parents and his children, Jayden and Jaycee Zahner; three brothers, Anthony and Zachary Zahner and Jessie Brasel; one sister, Lacey Zahner; maternal grandmother, Mary Zahner and many other family members.

    Services 2:00pm Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 9:00am Sunday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 9:00pm.

    Reents, Carl H.

    April 14, 2011

    Carl H. Reents, 81, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

    Carl was born on March 13, 1930, in St. Joseph to Carl J. and Nedra (Nickles) Reents. He was a member of Central Assembly of God. He loved woodworking, fishing, puzzles and reading. He served in the U.S.Navy He was employed at St. Joseph Structural Steel for over thirty years. Following his retirement, he worked in maintenance at Brittany Village for ten years.

    Carl was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Ann Reents and son, Bill Reents.

    Survivors include his wife of twenty-five years, Marceas (Cline) Reents of the home; children, Jim and wife Sue Reents, Cosby, MO, Nancy & Jim Dougherty, Omaha, NE, Steve and Linda Reents, Kansas City, MO, Jan and Steve Mosier, St. Joseph, MO, Jeff & Tracie Reents, Branson, MO, Eric and Lynae Reents, Parkville, MO; Tina Ruark, St. Joseph, MO and Joni Reents, Thornton, CO; brother, Jerry and Nancy Reents; sisters, Carol Lou Koepke and Stanley, Rita Kay Safar; twenty-one grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

    Services 10:00 a.m. Monday at Grace Evangelical Church, St. Joseph, MO. Mr. Reents will be cremated following the Service.

    Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m. Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Noyes Home for Children.

    McPhee, Meredith “Deanie”

    April 14, 2011

    Meredith Nadean (Hulet) Maugh McPhee, 86, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Vintage Gardens North.

    Deanie was born in St. Joseph on June 15, 1924, to Dale and Dorothea (Peters) Hulet.

    She married Edward Vincent McPhee on July 14, 1984, in Easton, Missouri. He passed away on May 15, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Rocky Maugh, and sister, Inez Wilkins.

    Deanie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Easton, MO and a former member of Deer Park Grace United Methodist Church. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed traveling, crocheting and reading. She loved to laugh, and in later years, she enjoyed living out on the farm.

    Deanie will be sadly missed by her children Steve (Sue) Maugh, Newton Falls, OH, Dan (Bonnie) McPhee, Stewartsville, MO, Jess (Margo) McPhee, Stewartsville, MO, Mary Bishop, Easton , MO, Roy (Shelly) McPhee, St. Joseph, MO, Larry (Cindy) McPhee, St. Joseph, MO, Theresa (Mike) Murphy, Olathe, KS, Don McPhee, Hemple, MO, Betty (Bob) McPhee-Hissom, Highland, MI, sister, Dixie Thurston and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

    Mass of Christian Burial 1:00 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Easton, MO.

    Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.

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

    The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Easton, MO.

    Fridell, Elsie

    April 14, 2011

    RAPID CITY, S.D. — Elsie M. Fridell, 83, of Rapid City, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away January 23, 2011.

    Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

    Elsie deeply believed in supporting the Alzheimers Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Please feel free to make a donation in her name.

    Poe, Pearl

    April 14, 2011

    Pearl Poe
    1919 – 2011

    Bertha Pearl Poe, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Living Community of St. Joseph.

    Pearl was born on October 28, 1919, in St. Joseph, MO, to Charles and Bertha (Lynch) Wolfley.

    She attended Convent of the Sacred Heart in St. Joseph. She was a homemaker and worked for Noma Lites and Murphy’s Deli.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lemuel and Frank Wolfley; husband, John Poe, Jr. on August 25, 1995, and a great-granddaughter, Jensen Ellis.

    Survivors include her son, Steve (Patty) Poe, St. Joseph, MO; daughters: Donna J. (Richard) Ellis and Deanna J. (Gordon) Latta; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

    Prayer Service 11:00 a.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
    Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

    Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Thursday at the Chapel. Rosary 6:00 p.m.Thursday.
    The family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:00 p.m.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice or to Living Community of St. Joseph.

    Bowland, Martin “Roy”

    April 12, 2011

    Martin Leroy “Roy” Bowland, 97, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, at a St. Joseph health care center.

    Leroy was born on January 4, 1914, in Savannah, Missouri, to Woodford and Clara (Martin) Bowland. He served in the Army Air Force, during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Dick Munkres Post #287; Ashland United Methodist Church; King Hill Lodge #376, A.F. & A.M., 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Moila Temple Shrine and King Hill Chapter #55, O.E.S.

    Leroy worked for Anchor Serum Co. and then for Missouri State Highway Department for 25 years, retiring as General Aggregate Inspector in 1977.

    He married Madlyn L. Rock on December 24, 1935 in Savannah, MO. During his time in the service, they moved to Florida, where he was stationed. Following the War, they moved back to St. Joseph. In 1978, they moved to Peoria, AZ for fifteen years, then re-locating back to St. Joseph in 1992.

    Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sons; brother, Norman Bowland; and wife, Madlyn L. (Rock) Bowland on May 28, 2010.

    Survivors include one sister, Clara V. Hoffelmeyer and sister-in-law Betty Bowland, both of St. Joseph, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Services: 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph.

    Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.

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

    Lapell, Caroline

    April 12, 2011

    Caroline Lapell, 93, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on April 8, 2011 at a health care center in Wathena, Kansas.

    Caroline was born on September 14, 1917 in St. Joseph to Carl and Mary (Negozio) Lapell. Caroline was a seamstress for H.D. Lee and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Peter Lapaglia and one sister, Rose Lapell.

    Caroline is survived by her sister, Mary Frances Spikes, Vivian, Louisiana; nephews, Bill Spikes, Vivian, Louisiana, Charles Negozio, Halton, Texas, niece, Denise and Wayne McCullar, Lubbock, Texas, great-niece, Michelle Lapaglia, San Diego, California and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Caroline has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services held. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

    Wiley, Sammy

    April 8, 2011

    Stanberry, MO-Sammy Wiley, 78, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Stanberry.

    Born in Island City, Missouri, on the family farm on September 21, 1932, Sammy grew up and attended The Star School in Stanberry.

    He was preceded in death by parents, Sam and Esther (Bryant) Wiley; sisters, Leona Kinkade and Lois Heistand and brother, Lewis Wiley.

    Sammy lived several years in Des Moines, Iowa, where he met and married Beverly Berry. They traveled and installed Aluminum Siding for several years. They settled back in Stanberry, where they owned and operated the Recreation Center. They were engaged in farming and were owner-operators of Wiley Fencing until retirement.

    After retirement, Sammy spent his time golfing, spending time with family and playing pool at the Stanberry Nutrition Site.

    Sammy will be sadly missed by his wife, Beverly Wiley of the home; son, Les Wiley, Urbandale, IA; daughter, Sue Ann Smith, Stanberry, MO; sister, LaVonne Gregg, Haywarden, IA; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    The family will receive condolences at the daughter’s home on Saturday, April 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Graveside Services will be held at High Ridge Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. on April 10, 2011.

    Donations are suggested to Sammy Wiley Memorial Fund at Stanberry Golf Course, 1112 N. Maple Street, Stanberry, MO 64489.

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