Leander F. Wessel
Leander F. Wessel was born Sunday, December 24th, 1933; and passed away Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 in Atchison, Kansas. Visitation Thursday, December 29th, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Located at St. Anns Catholic Church. Services Friday, December 30th, 2016, 10:30am. Officiating Fr. Benjamin Tremmel, OSB. Located at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Interment held at the St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery.
Klaris “Kay” O’Dell
Klaris “Kay” O’Dell, 86, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at a local healthcare facility.
She was born August 12, 1930 in Licso, Nebraska.
Kay married Jay O’Dell in June, 1949, and he preceded her in death in August 1999.
She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Masters degree. She was a teacher and counselor for Osborn and Stewartsville School districts.
Kay was a member of Brookdale Presbyterian Church and the Sweet Adeline’s. Kay was the first honored queen of the Jobs Daughter of the newly established Bethel #46; Oshkosh, Nebraska in 1948. The family would like to thank Barbara K. O’Dell, nurse practitioner for being mom’s guardian angel.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Ruth (Sothman) Woolery; one brother; and three sisters.
Survivors include children, Barbara Ann Wohlfarth (William) of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Brad O’Dell (Jacque) of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Kent “Spanky” O’Dell (Jenny) of St. Joseph, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Kate, Stephanie, Brady, Colin, Brett, Morgan, and Cooper; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside Services and Interment 11:00 A.M. Friday, Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Brookdale Presbyterian Church, 203 S. 31st St., St. Joseph, MO 64501. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Kenneth G. Koehler
Kenneth G. “Kenny” Koehler, 85, Atchison, Kansas died Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in the chapel of the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Heppler, OSB officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited Monday Jan. 2nd, at 6:00 PM at the funeral home with visitation to follow until 7:30. Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Foundation and may be left in care of the funeral home.
Kenny was born on February 3, 1931 in Atchison, Kansas the son of Anton R. and Grace (Jack) Koehler. He attended Central Grade School and Atchison High School.
He and the former Beatrice M. Gonzales were united in marriage on October 10, 1959 at St. Joseph’s Church in Atchison. Mrs. Koehler preceded in death on November 20, 2005.
Kenny was a steelworker at Rockwell International for forty-two years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Benedict Parish and the Army National Guard. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and playing chess.
Survivors include two sons, Jacob (Teresa) Koehler, Danny (Martha) Koehler, both of Atchison, KS, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death two brothers, Elmo Francis Koehler, Jacob Raymond Koehler, and two sisters, Louise Smith and Jeanne Hamblin.
Jimmie E. Jennings, 84, of St. Joseph, left this world at 4:00 a.m. on December 28, 2016 to go home to his heavenly father.
Jim was a brick mason, and built many fireplaces and performed other brick and block work in the area.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Earnest and Dorothy Jennings and infant brother, Gilbert.
He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Betty (Sprague) Jennings and their two sons, Robert (Trina) and David (Carla Hensley) Jennings; three grandchildren, Justin, Jesse, and Jennifer; brother, Norman Jennings; two great-grandchildren, Talon and Katelyn and four step great-grandchildren.
Jim will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Graveside Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Union Star, MO. Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Saturday at Clark-Sampson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Bible Baptist Temple.
Online obituary and guestbook at www.clarksampson.com
Doris L. Bunse
Doris L. Bunse, 88, of Cosby, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at LaVerna Village in Savannah, Missouri surrounded by her loving family.
Doris was born October 24, 1928 near Atchison, Kansas to Carl and Mabel Bodenhausen.
She married Melvin Bunse on April 4, 1950. Together they operated a dairy farm near Cosby, Missouri until turning it over to their son in 1984. Melvin preceded her in death in 2008.
Mrs. Bunse was an active member of the Cosby Zion United Methodist Church, holding offices of church treasurer, Sunday School teacher, various offices in the women’s group and was a church pianist and organist for many years.
Doris spent the last year of her life at LaVerna Village nursing home in Savannah, Missouri.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Rosemary and two brothers, Wayne and David Bodenhausen. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Hausman (Mike); son, Larry Bunse (Kathy); four grandchildren, Brian Hausman, Amy Spaeth (Conrad), Jesse Bunse (Sarah) and Emily Bunse; five great grandchildren; brother, Dennis Bodenhausen (Judy); three sister-in-laws; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 1:30 P.M. Saturday, Cosby Zion United Methodist Church, Cosby, Missouri. Interment Cosby Zion Cemetery, Cosby, Missouri. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial be made to Cosby Zion United Methodist Church or Cosby Zion Cemetery. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
George Richard Scholz
George Richard Scholz was born Tuesday, April 22nd, 1919; and passed away Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 in Atchison, Kansas. Visitation Saturday, December 31st, 2016, 9:30am – 11:00am. Located at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Services Saturday, December 31st, 2016, 11:00am; officiating Rev. Jeff Cochran. Located at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Interment located at the Lancaster Cemetery.