Edward Elmer DeLay
Edward Elmer DeLay 92, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at his home. He was born April 21, 1925 in St. Joseph, MO, son of the late Laura and Elton DeLay. He served in the Navy and is a veteran of the World War II. After his service he then worked at Hyklass Foods in the bakery department for 20 years, then for the St. Joseph School District in the maintenance department for 12 years. He enjoyed woodworking, and was a Christian. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Ada, and Edna Evans. Survivors include wife, Josephine DeLay of the home, son, Eddie DeLay, daughter, Elsie Reynolds, St. Joseph, MO, stepson, Donald Milbourn, Saint Joseph, MO, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, two brothers, Norman DeLay and Tony Milbourn.
Graveside funeral services and interment will be conducted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 11:00 am, at the Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home.
Joyce Marie Moppin
Joyce Marie Moppin, 78 of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at her home. She was born May 7, 1939 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Violet and Charles Silvey. She graduated from Benton High School class of 1957 and married Gary Moppin on June 6, 1958 and he survives of the home. Joyce worked at Mead Products for 22 years then at the Mid-Buchanan School. She was an excellent cook and cake decorator and enjoyed fishing, bowling, and watching baseball especially the Kansas City Royals. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, husband, Gary Moppin of the home, three sons, Darrell Wayne (Carol) Moppin, Faucett, MO, Mark Allen (Sheila) Moppin, Payson, AZ, and Steve (Sheila) Moppin, Agency, MO, four grandchildren: Gary Moppin, Faucett, MO, Cody Higdon, Kalei (Brenton) Becerra, and Cassy Moppin, two brothers, Melvin Silvey, St. Joseph, MO, and Sherman Silvey, Goliad, TX.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Harter 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 Courter-Ritchey Cemetery in Troy, KS.
Carol Louise Dilley
Carol Louise Dilley 75, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday June 13, 2017 at her home. She was born July 18, 1941 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma daughter of the late Caroline & Lester Cox. She was a home health care giver. She enjoyed crocheting, watching soap opera’s, and playing baseball with the kids. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Dilley, her parents, brother, Leslie Cox, sisters, Shirley Ramey, and Bert Cox. Surivors include, 3 children; Joe Ward Jr., Dewey, OK, Bertie Ward, Saint Joseph, MO, and Teresa (Josh) Jaycox of Rimrock, AZ, granchildren: Jerry (Ashley) Ward, Thomas White, “Honey” Dustin & Karysta Elliott, great grandchildren, Phylis, Carol, Annabelle, and Rylan, brother, Delbert Cox, Dewey, OK, sisters, Pearl Scott, Bartlesville, OK, Mary of Tyler, TX, and Norma Blecha, Caney, KS. Ms. Dilley will be cremated under the care of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Freda Evelyn Mumaw
Freda Evelyn Mumaw Donovan, 96, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of Wilmington, DE, died peacefully in the comfort and care of her devoted daughters on June 1, 2017. She was born March 25, 1921 in Onaga, KS, the daughter of Genevieve Henderson Mumaw and Lloyd Wallace Mumaw. She was a 1938 graduate of Onaga High School, and a 1942 graduate of Kansas State University with a B.S. in Home Economics and Institutional Management. She completed a Dietetic Internship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital before being offered a position at the Alfred I. Dupont Institute Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, DE. She was a Registered Dietician and member of the Delaware Dietetic Association, where she served as its president and liaison to the Delaware School Administrators Association. Freda met Maurice M. Donovan in Wilmington at a YMCA dance after WWII and married on August 20, 1949 at the Little Church Around the Corner in New York City. After their daughters began school, Freda served as the cafeteria manager of the Harlan Elementary School, and when she retired she was one of the top administrators of the New Castle County School Food Services. Her volunteer work included hospitality chair for Carrcroft School, and Reach to Recovery for Breast Cancer Survivors for many years. Her love, devotion, and passion for her family knew no bounds. From her sumptuous holiday dinners to her ever present smile and good cheer, she delighted her family and friends by her very presence. Her favorite activities were traveling with her husband Maury, cooking, vegetable gardening, and fishing in the Delaware Bay.
She is survived by her three daughters Maureen D. Carman (William), of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, KY; Sharon D. Coffman of Kansas City, MO; and Carole D. Pugh (James) of Northbrook, IL; as well as nine grandchildren: W. Daniel (Dan) Carman, W. Andrew (Drew) Carman, Sarah Behler, Dane Broadie, Scott Coffman, Amy Coffman, Michael Pugh, Andrew Pugh, and Kelsey Pugh; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and her sister-in-law Treva Mumaw. Freda was preceded in death by her husband Maury, her mother, father and brothers.
Freda’s family would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the wonderful caring staffs at Crossroads Hospice and The Gardens at Barry Road. A private memorial service will be held at the Onaga Cemetery in Onaga, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice in Kansas City, MO, the American Heart Association, or to charities of choice and may be sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home. P.O. Box 312, Onaga, KS 66521.
Barbara Anne Babcock
Barbara Anne Babcock 87, of Saint Joseph, MO passed away peacefully Sunday, June 11, 2017 at her home. She was born March 16, 1930 in Atchison, KS. She graduated from Mount Saint Scholastica High School, and married Wesley Babcock on August 22, 1950 in Atchison, Kansas. She worked at the Sisters Hospital, and Heartland Hospital as a Emergency Room Admission Clerk and in the Nursery. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing doll clothing, bowling, bird watching, and she was an avid KU basketball fan. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was fondly known as the “Nintendo Grandma”.
Barbara was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Wesley D. Babcock, father, Edward James Jackson, mother, Maxine Anna Thorsen, son, Jay Richard Babcock, and brother, James E. Jackson. Survivors include five children: Anne (Terry) Schurman, Spring Hill, KS, Sarah (Jack) Conaway, St. Joseph, MO, Mark (Gayle) Babcock, St. Joseph, MO, Charlie (Dee) Babcock, Saint Joseph, MO, and Bridget (Dale) Pritchett of St. Joseph, MO, 11 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Father Matthew Rotert Celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorials are requested Cathedral School or Mosaic Hospice.
Ethan A. Everts
HOYT – Ethan A. Everts, 43, of Hoyt, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home due to injuries sustained in a tractor accident.
He was born December 16, 1973 in Dallas, Texas the son of Steven A. and Martha L. Nevitt Everts.
Ethan was known for his wit and humor and could make anybody laugh.
He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council No. 9535 in Mayetta, both in Mayetta.
Ethan was a maintenance technician for Banner Mobility in Topeka.
He married Christina A. McGrath on January 3, 1998 at Immaculate Conception Church in St. Marys. She survives, of the home.
Ethan was preceded in death by his father, Steven A. Everts.
Other survivors include his children, Colin James, Abigail Rose and Madelyn Nicole Everts, all of the home, his mother, Martha Everts, Topeka, a sister, Emily L. Everts and a brother, Andrew S. Everts, both of Topeka.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 15th at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery at Hoyt. Ethan will lie in state Wednesday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt where a Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m., followed by visitation until 8:30. Memorials are suggested to Ethan’s Children’s Education Fund, and may be sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, PO Box 280, Hoyt, 66440.
Peggy J. Heideman
Peggy Jean Heideman, 60, of Hamlin, KS passed away at her home with her family by her side on June 12, 2017 following a brief illness with cancer.
Peggy was born in Wichita, Kansas on February 19, 1957, the third of seven children to Alvin and Ethel Phillips Gilbert. She graduated from Sabetha High School in 1975. Later that year on September 26th, she married Ronald L. Heideman.
For the last 20 years, Peggy has worked at Brown County Developmental Services. She also volunteered her time with Northeast Kansas Multicounty Hospice. She enjoyed spending time with her family and going on vacations with her sisters and mother to various places around the nation. Her favorite activities were crocheting and embroidery work, attending and watching NASCAR races, playing games on Facebook, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her two sons, Dean Heideman of Clear Lake, IA and Michael Heideman of Stella, NE; grandchildren: Brynn Heideman, Wyatt Heideman, Levi Heideman, Bridget Heideman, and Rhett Heideman; mother: Ethel Gilbert (Phillips); and siblings: Lonnie Gilbert, Connie Rowland (Tom), Debbie Hewitt (Randy), Bobby Gilbert, Teresa Gilbert, and Gary Gilbert (Carolyn). She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron Heideman in 1997, and her father, Alvin Gilbert.
Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Christian Center, 519 N First St., Hiawatha. Cheryl Mishler will officiate. Internment will follow at Hamlin Cemetery.
Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha, after 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday. The family will meet with friends from 6 until 7:30 Friday evening at the Christian Center.
Memorial contributions are suggested in lieu of flowers to Brown County Developmental Services or Nemaha County Home Health & Hospice sent in care of the funeral home.
John William Church
John William Church, 84, of Atchison KS passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Atchison Hospital.
Memorial service will be at 3:00PM, June 17, 2017 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Atchison, KS with Fr. Jon Hullinger and Fr. Ray Hartjen. Burial will follow in the Trinity Episcopal Garden. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM at the church. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Trinity Episcopal Church Garden and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
John was born July 3, 1932 in Atchison, KS, the son of Hyland and Myrtle (Conner) Church. He served in the United States Army for twenty years. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and the VFW. John enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling, woodworking and visits from the grandchildren, great grandchildren and his sister.
John married Delores Bond on May 3, 1953 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Atchison, KS; she preceded him in death on July 19, 2014. Survivors include, a sister, Carol and Bill Knoch, Ft. Wayne, IN, two grandchildren, Jennifer and Todd Halling, Lenexa, KS and Billy Jasper, St. Joseph, MO, great grandchildren, Noah and Brooke Halling and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son, Craig Church, a daughter, Sheila Church, two brothers, Larry and Hyland (Butch) Church, a sister Wanda Church Barnett.
Irene Marie Theresia Saulan
Irene Marie Theresia Saulan, 81, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at a local healthcare facility.
She was born June 13, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri and was placed in St. Anthony’s Home for Infants. Choosing her mother, Mabel Saulan resulted in a January 11, 1937 adoption and her new home with John and Mable Saulan in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Irene and her family moved to Madison, WI in 1939 where Irene’s sister Monica was born in 1940. Irene attended St. Patrick grade school from kindergarten through eighth grade. She then went to Edgewood High School and Edgewood College with a B.S in Education in 1958. She obtained a M.S. degree in 1971 and a Doctoral Fellow in 1973. She taught for four years in Kansas City, later coming to St. Joseph in 1962 where she taught at St. Francis Xavier and Immaculate Conception Catholic Schools. In 1967 she joined the SJSD and in 1969 Irene began the Learning Disabilities program. The rest of her teaching career was spent in special education and after 38 years in the education field she retired in 1996.
Irene was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Altar Society, Retired St. Joseph Public School District Personnel, a lifetime member of MSTA and The Lady Hawks.
Irene’s closest friend of over thirty years, Suecilla Adwell shared her love of travel, photography, eating out, and caregiving of family members.
She was preceded in death by her father, John in 1965, her mother Mabel in 1999; and her sister Monica in 2004.
Survivors include caregivers, Suecilla and Ernest Adwell, Michelle Bally and Irene’s feline companion, Fluffy.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.