July 3, 2013

Schindler, Luella obit photoLuella M. Schindler

Luella M. Schindler, 92, Cosby, Missouri died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at her home.
She was born August 27, 1920 to Edward and Sophia (Romang) Schneider in Cosby, Missouri.
She married Kenneth Schindler on October 18, 1941. He preceded her in death on February 28, 2010.
Mrs. Schindler worked for Sam’s Floral and Park Floral as a designer for over twenty years. While her husband was in the service in Florida, she found a job as a cosmetologist in a hotel.
Luella was a member and served on the council at Hope United Church of Christ. She was also a member of Cosby Chapter #145, Order of the Eastern Star. She taught Sunday school for many years and was involved in Women’s Fellowship.
She was active in the Avenue City PTA and was a leader in 4-H. She enjoyed flower gardening, baking, and was a homemaker.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Herman, Carl, Oliver, and Leo Schneider; sisters, Lillie Schnuelle, Mattie Schneider, and Anna Marie Hart; and a great-granddaughter, Adalyn Schindler.
Survivors: sons, Douglas Schindler (Joyce), Delaware, and David Schindler (Susan), Kansas City, Missouri; daughter, Glenda McDonnell (Chuck), Rochester, Minnesota; grandchildren, Gina Kerr (Bill), Indiana, Zac Schindler (Lauren), Delaware, Bart Schindler (Vanessa Uckar), Philadelphia, Kelly Schindler (Chad Bloss), Liberty, Missouri, Amy Lane (Curt), Kansas City, Missouri, Ryan McDonnell (Heidi), Chanhassen, Minnesota, Craig McDonnell, Minneappolis, Minnesota, and Kevin McDonnell, Corvallis, Oregon; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, Hope United Church of Christ. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M., Friday. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Hope United Church of Christ, 19999 State Hwy W, Cosby, Missouri, 64436. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Parton, Grayson. obitphotoGrayson “Peanut” Parton

Grayson “Peanut” Parton, Kansas City, Missouri went to heaven on June 30, 2013 after a struggle with Noonan Syndrome.
He was born April 3, 2013.
He was a wonderful little boy who was strong willed and had beautiful blue eyes. Before he was born, he made his mother crave chocolate milkshakes, but no veggies. He hated everything green just like his father. He loved his stuffed animals and listening to his sisters sing to him. He was our little warrior who made all of our lives richer during the time we had with him. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Services: 3:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to help defray funeral expenses. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.



Edna E. Gierach

Edna E. Gierach, 93, St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.
She was born May 11, 1920 to James A. and Minnie (Gresset) Worthy.
She married John W. (Jack) Gierach, who preceded her in death on May 12, 1970.
She was a Secretary for the manager of Sears of Mentor, Ohio for fifteen years. Mrs. Gierach was an avid swimmer. She performed and coached synchronized swimming for twenty-seven years.
Edna enjoyed organizing rides for Road to Recovery of cancer patients and was active at the YMCA in Painesville, Ohio. She was also a member of Brookdale Presbyterian Church, where she volunteered at Mark Twain Elementary school in their reading program.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Dan J. Dzubay; brothers, James Worthy and Earl Worthy; and sister, Dora Sweeney.
Survivors: daughter, Lee Stock (Leo) St. Joseph, Missouri; son, John L. Gierach (Susan McCann) Lyons, Colorado; grandson, James A. Dzubay; great-grandchildren, Daniel J. Dzubay, Serenity J. Dzubay, and Thadd A. Lewis; and nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be sent to Hands of Hope Hospice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.