Gary D. Emberry
Gary D. Emberry, 68, born March 19, 1948 in St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Mosaic Life Care.
He married Karen Sue Mishler in 2005.
Gary proudly served in the US Army during Vietnam.
Gary enjoyed CB radios with the handle “MoDrifter”.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Emberry; and son, Aaron Emberry.
Survivors also include mother, Leona Emberry; wife, Karen; children, Shona Kirkwood (Kraig), Laura Lake, David Emberry, Kristina Froberg (Cody), Breanna Froberg, Joshua Horner (Amanda), and Jason Horner (Teresa); nineteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and brothers, Michael and Edward Emberry.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
William E. (Ed) West died January 3rd while vacationing in Texas.
Ed was born February 22, 1936 in Springfield, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith C. West, his son, Paul R. West, and his parents Paul and Rosamond West.
Ed graduated from Central High School and earned a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from The University of Kansas. After graduation, Ed worked in the infancy of the U.S. space program as an engineer working on Atlus rockets and Saturn I. Upon returning to St. Joseph he worked for St. Joseph Structural Steel, eventually becoming the CEO of the company.
Ed was a long-standing and prominent member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and a past Exalted Ruler of St. Joseph’s BPOE Lodge 40. He was a member of the North St. Joseph Fishing Club and truly loved the time he spent at the Lake of the Woods in NW Ontario. He also treasured the winters he spent with friends at Isla Blanca Park in South Padre Island, Texas.
Ed is survived by his daughters, Julia O’Dell (Steven) of Lansing, Kansas and Susan Noland (Doug) of Kansas City, Missouri. He is also survived by his sister, Susan Lyons of Omaha, Nebraska; two grandsons, Joseph Berrigan and Robert Noland of Kansas City, Missouri; five granddaughters, Sarah Haught (Mike) of St. Joseph, Amanda O’Dell (Nathaniel) of Chicago, Illinois, Katherine O’Dell of Overland Park, Kansas, Alessandra West of Chicago, Illinois, and Ellie West of Boulder, Colorado; two great-grandsons, Owen and Charlie Krumdick; several nephews; and his sweet cat Spot.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial contributions can be made to the Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 29121, Parkville, MO 64152. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Connie G. Bowe
Connie G. Bowe, 79, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her home.
She was born July 9, 1937 in Akron, Ohio.
Connie was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, mahjong, and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sydney and Dorothy (Elliott) Perry; former spouse, James B. Bowe, and brother Michael Perry.
Survivors include children, Stephanie Bowe of St. Joseph, Missouri and Stephen Bowe (Michelle) of Troy, Kansas; grandsons, Daulton, Collin, and Reid Jasper and Gannon and Holden Bowe; sister, Rosemary Carver; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life 10:00 A.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. 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 American Cancer Society. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Rosemary D. Cooper
Rosemary D. Cooper, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at a local healthcare facility.
She was born September 30, 1927 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Rosemary married the love of her life, Ellis Thorton Cooper May 17, 1947, he precedes her in death.
She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was a lifetime member of Wyatt Park Christian Church and also belonged to the Christian Women’s Fellowship Group #2.
Rosemary loved her children and her grandchildren. She was a kind, generous and loving woman who will be missed by many.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Carolyn Campbell.
Survivors include daughter, Cheryl Baldwin (Don), St Joseph; sons, Greg Cooper (Sharon), McKinney Texas, Jim Cooper (Denise), Wichita, Kansas; grandchildren, Ryan, Brady, Matthew, Kristy and Rocky; eight great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one step great-granddaughter.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Wyatt Park Christian Church. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Van Norman Hurst
Van Norman Hurst was born Friday, May 16th, 1924; and passed away Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017. Visitation Friday, January 6th, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Located at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Chapel. Services Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 1:30pm. Located at the First Christian Church. Interment located at Armstrong Cemetery.
Shirley Elaine Cobb
Shirley Elaine Cobb, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Living Community.
She was born February 16, 1929 in Tabor, Iowa to Logan and Esther (Bateman) Hemmer, they precede her in death.
Shirley was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, crafts and was very proud of her birdhouses.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Calvin Madget; infant son; and sister, Carolyn Patterson.
Survivors include her daughters, Susan Garrison (Dave), Nancy Swymeler (Dave), Deborah Madget, Mary Richey (Mike); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Private Farewell Services & Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Richard H. Collins
Richard H. Collins, St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly of North
Kansas City and Savannah, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Mosaic Life Care.
Born March 16, 1949 in Waterloo, Iowa, he had been employed as a dock supervisor for the Shinn Fu Company of America for 10 years.
Mr. Collins was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo H. and Delia E. (Birch) Collins; his granddaughter, Grace Edwards; and sisters, Judith Collins and Sherrill Kaye Collins.
(Survivors:) two daughters, Angela Davis and her husband, James and Jessica Edwards and her husband, Mark all of Rosendale, Missouri; six grandchildren, Jeremiah, Emily, Ashley and Lindsay Libich, Kolton Edwards and Bryanna Davis; two sisters, Marilyn York and Teggie Collins; a niece, Cheryl Mitchell and a nephew, Ronnie York.
Farewell Services 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Bennett Lane Cemetery, Savannah, Missouri. The Family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Diabetes Foundation or American Cancer Association. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Georgia F. Armstrong
Georgia F. Armstrong, 93, Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at a Kansas City health care facility.
Born December 7, 1923 in Worth County, Missouri, she had resided in St. Joseph for most of her life. She had been employed as a secretary and bookkeeper for the Chase & Poe Candy Company.
On February 27, 1943 she married Billy F. Armstrong. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1996.
Mrs. Armstrong was a member of Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Armstrong; parents, Virden R. and Elizabeth R. (Findley) Stevens; her brothers, Dale, Delbert, and Clifford Stevens.
(Survivors:) her son, Ronald D. Armstrong and his wife, Nancy of Platte City, Missouri; two grandchildren, Christopher Armstrong and fiancé, Julie Duquesne of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Tyler Armstrong and his wife KateLynn of Kansas City, Missouri; three great-grandchildren, Diana, Rose, and Mara; and sister, Clella Yates of Surprise, Arizona.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family will gather with friends 2:00 to 4:00 P.M., Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial gifts may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.