Charlaine (Farrow) Key
Charlaine (Farrow) Key, 74, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at a local healthcare facility.
She was born September 26, 1942 to Charles and Elaine (Beck) Farrow, they preceded her in death.
Charlaine married James Key October 24, 1964, he preceded her in death January 25, 2016.
She attended Northwest Missouri State University, then later received her teaching degree from Missouri Western State University. Charlaine taught in the St. Joseph School District for over 20 years at Pershing Elementary before retiring in 2004. She had a love for teaching and made a positive impact on many people throughout her life. She was a devoted mother who sacrificed a lot for her daughter’s ice skating career.
After retirement she enjoyed playing cards and looked forward to her monthly luncheons with her Shamrock Sisters of Lafayette and retired teachers.
Survivors include daughter, Amy Wilson (Brady); grandson, Charlie Wilson; sister, Carolyn Mueller (Dan); and brother Lonnie Farrow (Beverly).
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the Alzheimers Association. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
David Alan Bracken
David Alan Bracken 53, of De Kalb, MO passed away suddenly Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his home. He was born November 2, 1963 in Kansas City, KS, son of Jean and James Irving. He graduated from Wyandotte High School, and was working at Foley Construction Company as a carpenter and foreman. He enjoyed playing the trombone and several other musical instruments, chess, baking cakes from scratch, and spending valuable time with his stepchildren. He was a member of the St. James Catholic Church. Survivors include fiancé, Dallas Hunt of Dekalb, MO, mother, Jean Bracken of Kansas City, KS, father, James Irving of Salina, KS, step daughter, Ziva Hunt, step son, Zane Hunt, brothers, Monty Bracken of Corsicana, TX, Ronald E (Deanna) Bracken of Kansas City, KS, Adam (Missy) Gillett of Roland Park, KS, sisters, Christy (Todd) Henry of Kansas City, KS, and Lena Mohney of Oklahoma, as well as several, nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 13, 2017, at 11:00 am at the St. James Catholic Church, Fr. Vincent Rogers Celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 4:00 pm, Sunday with the family to receive friends until 6:00 PM Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Inurnment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers to the David Bracken Memorial fund for Hope for Healing. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com
Leona Crouse, 99, Independence, Missouri, formerly of Mound City, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at her daughter Paula’s home.
She was born October 16, 1917 to Michael and Mary (Burjan) Sigaty.
Leona married Hiram Edwin “Pan” Crouse in 1943.
Prior to her marriage, Leona was the Private Secretary of the State Statician in Pierre, South Dakota. Later, she was bookkeeper and receptionist for twenty-four years for Dr. James Humphrey in Mound City, Missouri, retiring in 1988. Leona was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, where she was also in the altar society.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers Ed, Joe and Lambert Sigaty; and sister Lucille Lesnar.
Survivors include daughters; Paula Cummings (Roger) Independence, Missouri, Patti Davis (Jim), Omaha, Nebraska and Phyllis Randle, Chillicothe, Missouri; brothers, Myron Sigaty (Nan) and Francis Sigaty; sister, Delores Lesnar (Stanley); grandchildren, Jeff and Jason Davis, Richard Cummings (Sara), Laura Holden (James), Joshua Randle (Samantha) and Jennifer Plummer (Rodney Harkins); great-grandchildren; Evan Bowers-Davis, Ashley Wyrick (Jesse), Andrew Cummings (Kali) and Alison Cummings, Nathanael, Anna, Ella, Thomas, Matthew, Sara and Emma Holden, Mackenzie, Preston and Makayla Randle and Danika Harkins; great great-grandchildren, Abigail and Parker Wyrick; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 A.M. Monday, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Forest City, Missouri. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Mound City, Missouri. Rosary 5:30 P.M. Sunday, Pettijohn and Crawford Funeral Service, Mound City, Missouri, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Catholic Charities Kansas City-St. Joseph, 1123 South 10th St., St. Joseph, MO 64503 or Community Hospices of America Foundation: Integrity Hospice, 3751 NE Ralph Powell Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. Online guest book and obituary at www.pettijohncrawford.com.
Sister Lou Whipple
Sister Lou Whipple was born Tuesday, May 3rd, 1966; and passed away Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 in Atchison, Kansas. Visitation Friday, March 10th, 2017, 7:00pm. Located at Mount St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel. Services Saturday, March 11th, 2017, 11:00am. Located at the Mount St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel. Cremation will follow the Mass of the Resurrection. Inurnment will follow at a later date. Interment located at the Mt. St. Scholastica Convent Cemetery.