Della “Lucille” Haynes
Della Lucille Haynes 87, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 at her home. She was born June 5, 1929 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of Flossie and Mack Turpin. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed watching wrestling on T.V. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Albert Simpson Haynes, daughter, Nancy Haynes, two sons, Larry Crump, and Kenneth Haynes, sister, Mae Ashworth, and brother, Edward Turpin. Survivors include, three daughter, Lisa Renfrow, Elizabeth Haynes, and Ilene Wolfenbarger, four sons, Vernon (Dianna) Haynes, Mack (Sharon) Haynes, Steven (Lori) Haynes, and Phillip Haynes of St. Joseph, MO, several, grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, and a brother, Jack Turpin.
Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 AM Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Community of Christ Church at 17th and Faraon Streets. Memorials are requested to the Lucille Haynes memorial fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Rogers Leonard Richardson
Rogers Leonard Richardson 75, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 in a Saint Joseph, MO hospital. He was born May 26, 1941 in St. Joseph, MO, son of Mary “Elizabeth” and Jesse Richardson. He attended Benton High School and married Carolyn Chapman on November 24, 1965 in St. Joseph. He served in the Navy, as a Geodetic Surveyor on the USS Maury. He retired from Snorkel after 35 years of service as a mechanic in the Fire Service Division. He was very laid back and a patient and loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed being with old friends and playing pool. He had a nickname for everybody. Rogers attended Wesley United Methodist Church, and was a former member of King Hill Baptist he was also a member of the VFW post 6760. Rogers was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Sonja Jo Fuller. Survivors include, wife, Carolyn Richardson of the home, son, David (Carrie) Richardson of St. Joseph, MO, daughter, Sarah (Eric) Ripoll, of Savage, MN., 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and a niece, Shana Willis.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am, on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. James Barnett officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery . Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers to the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Warner Ronald “Ron” Pape, III
Warner Ronald (Ron) Pape III of Richmond, Texas, passed away on the morning of Monday, December 12, 2016. He went peacefully at home surrounded by family.
He was born November 12, 1943, in Alton, Illinois, to Warner and Charlene Pape. The family moved to rural Brown County, Kansas, where the family was actively involved in farming.
After graduating from Robinson High School, Ron attended Kansas State University, graduating with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. He married Julia Stonebarger Pape in 1964 and the couple lived in several states as Ron transferred positions in corporate management.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Julia. Also surviving are his parents, Warner and Charlene Pape of Hiawatha, Kansas. His children, Julie Christine Lorenz and husband David, Warner Travis Pape and wife Rachel; grandchildren, Chase and Cale Lorenz and Lily and Julianne Pape. Also surviving are brothers, Jerry Pape and Alan Pape; brother-in-law, Dean Stonebarger and wife Reita; and nieces and nephews.
Ron loved life. His favorite pastimes and interests included sports whether watching, playing or coaching. He especially enjoyed coaching his children’s sport teams throughout the years. He always looked forward to the card games when the family gathered. He also enjoyed reading and traveling.
In accordance with Ron’s wishes, he has been cremated. On Thursday, December 22, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. the family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life service at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Due to the inclement weather, graveside service will follow at the Chapel Oaks chapel. Family inurnment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha, Kansas.
After the darkness, the daylight shines through. After the showers, the rainbow’s in view. After life’s heartaches, there comes from above, the peace and comfort of God’s healing love.
In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests with gratitude that donations be directed, in his name, to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 6977 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030, or shrinershospitalforchilren.org.
Robert “Bobby” Evans Griswold, Jr
Robert “Bobby” Griswold Jr. 52 Years, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side Tuesday, December 13, 2016. He was born March 19, 1964 in St. Joseph, MO. On December 5, 1997 he married Lori Flowers. She survives of the home. He worked at Affiliated Foods and was a Foster parent. He attended Trinity United Brethern church as a child. Bobby was preceded in death by his father, Robert Evans Griswold, Sr., brother, Chris Griswold, paternal grandparents, Donald and Catherine Griswold, maternal grandparents, James and Hazel West. Survivors include, wife, Lori Griswold, mother, Alice (Joe) Coats of Saint Joseph, MO, son, Raymond Griswold, daughters, Emily Pendergras, and Cathy Griswold, daughter, Andrea (Brian) Bayer who cared for him in the home, 4 granddaughters, Kaylee, Kylee, Callie, and Ryleigh, 2 grandsons, Lucas and Dakota, sister, Jamie (Steve) Roberts, brother, Troy (Malina) Griswold of Haslet, TX, step brothers; Steven Coats of St. Joseph, and Joe Coats, of Kansas City, MO. mother & father-in-law, Barbara and Sonny Stiles of St. Joseph, MO. numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and numerous foster children.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am, on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. Allan Lane officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Robinson, KS. Memorials are requested to the Robert Griswold Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home.
Clifford L. Reeves
Clifford L. Reeves, 92, Atchison, Kansas died Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Atchison Medicalodge.
Graveside services will be Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Rev. Jeremy Heppler, OSB officiating. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, December 17th from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Croix Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be left in care of the funeral home.
Clifford was born January 8, 1924 in Danbury, Nebraska, the son of Thomas and Lucy Greenway Reeves. He attended Franklin Elementary School in Atchison, Kansas and graduated from Atchison High School.
He and Elizabeth M. “Betty” Giles were united in marriage on November 5, 1943 at Sacred Heart Church in Atchison, Kansas. Mrs. Reeves preceded him in death on May 24, 2002.
Clifford served as a letter carrier for the Atchison Post Office for fifteen years until his retirement.
He served with the United States Army from June 21, 1943 until his honorable discharge on December 23, 1945. Clifford then served with the Kansas National Guard from 1948 until 1968.
Clifford was a member of St. Benedict Parish, participating at Sacred Heart Church. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and reading in his spare time.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas A. Reeves, Atchison, KS; Ronald E. (Sherry) Reeves, Valley Falls, KS; Richard Reeves, Atchison, KS; a daughter, Katherine L. (Robert) Grunert, Atchison, KS; four grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin Reeves and a sister, Elizabeth Hoyel.
Paul Louis Blakley
Paul Louis Blakley, 75, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016.
He was born in St. Joseph, Missouri to David and Lula (Lankford) Blakley, they precede him in death.
Paul was a member of Hope Fellowship Church and a lifelong resident of St. Joseph. He graduated from Central High School, Class of 1959.
He enjoyed sports, track and field and baseball. Paul loved taking walks, going fishing and hunting. Paul enjoyed watching TV, especially when the Royals were playing, whether they would win or lose. He also played professional baseball for the Indianapolis Clowns. Paul helped with the family business, Blakley Trash Service.
He was also preceded in death by sister, Lula M. Blakley.
Survivors include sisters, Freda Allen (Steven), Mary Blakley Gorman (Roger), and Susan Blakley; brothers, David Blakley, Jr. (Jayne), Donald Blakley (Doris), Leo Blakley (Rev. Dr. Dorothy), John Blakley, Daniel Blakley, Addison Blakley, Charles Blakley (Pastor Earnestine), Richard Blakley, George Blakley (Rebecca), Robert Blakley (Laura), Isaac Blakley, Ronald Blakley (Melody), Roger Blakley, and Michael Blakley (Debra); uncle, James Wilson; aunt, Josephine Wilson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Homegoing Celebration 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, Hope Fellowship Church. Interment Ashland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated, and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family request they be made to Hope Fellowship Church. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.