Tina Marie Stroud
Tina Marie Stroud 49, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday August 20, 2017 at her home. She was born July 18, 1968 in Santa Clara, California, married Pete Stroud on February 14, 2000, he survives of the home. She worked as a CNA at Saxtons, Carriage Square, and LaVerna Village. She was well known and respected and loved by her family and friends. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church. Tina was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Pauline Brumley. Survivor include husband, Pete Stroud of the home, father, Donald Merchant, Sonoma, CA, daughter, Elizabeth (David) Cummings, Polo, MO, sons, Johnny Sifford (Lacy Steeby), St. Joseph, MO, James Tyre Marsh Jr., St. Louis, MO, and Joseph Marsh, St. Joseph, 10 grandchildren, brothers, Lee Gleason, and Rick Brumley. A memorial service will be held at a later date, at the Community of Christ Church. She will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Goldie June Scholz (Harden)
Goldie “June “Scholz, 93 of Lancaster, KS died Sat. August 19, 2017 at her home.
Funeral services will be 2:30 pm Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at the Lancaster United Methodist Church with Rev. Seth Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 22rd, 2017 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lancaster United Methodist Church or NEK Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
June was born on June 8, 1924 on the family farm near Old Huron the daughter of Charles Garold and Wilma Leena (Miller) Harden. June’s mother passed away when June was eleven years old. Her father later married her step –mother Violet (Stirton) Harden. June attended Old Huron grade school and graduated from Effingham High School in 1941. After graduating, June taught at various one room school houses until 1946. On May 3, 1946 June was married to Roy Arthur Scholz at the parsonage in Effingham, KS. They were married for 67 years until Roy passed away on Dec. 28, 2013. June attended the Huron Presbyterian Church until her marriage when she became a member of the Lancaster United Methodist Church where she was active in many duties during the years including delegate to National conferences, serving on the Church Council and leading Sunday School Classes. She was also actively involved in the community. June enjoyed all kinds of craft work such as sewing, crochet, quilting, and candle making to name a few, and always enjoyed sharing these with others. She also enjoyed traveling and had the privilege of traveling to 46 of the Continental States plus Hawaii and Alaska as well as the Holy Land.
Survivors include two sons, Ron (Miriam) Scholz, Denton, KS, and Rex (Stacy) Scholz, Huron, KS, seven grandchildren, Erica (Shane) Foster, Mark(Monica) Scholz, Brad(Jenny) Scholz, David, Lisa, Joey and Koby Scholz and nine great grandchildren, four brothers, Charles (Mary) Harden, Mayetta, KS, Gary Harden, Dean (Pam) Harden, and Allen (Cindy) Harden, Lancaster, KS, and three sisters, Boots Bowen, Parkville, MO, Joyce (Bob) Smith, Kearney, MO, and Donna (Gary) Hegwood, Lancaster, KS. Her parents, step-mother, husband , a son, Ricky Dean Scholz, brothers, William “Bill” and Norman “Pat” Harden and nephew Mike Harden preceded her in death.
Michael L. Nigus
Michael Lee Nigus, 71, of Hiawatha, passed away Friday afternoon, August 18, 2017, at the Hiawatha Community Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born February 7, 1946, in Horton, KS, the only child of Keith “Pete” and Mary Lou Lambert Nigus. Mike attended schools in Robinson prior to graduating from Robinson High School with the class of 1964. He served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969, where he was stationed in Germany for two of those years, discharged at the rank of sergeant. After his military service, Mike was employed with the Rock Island Railroad. In 1980, he began working for Union Pacific Railroad until he retired in 1993, as a brakeman. He has been the owner/operator of Nigus Retail Liquor for the past 30 years.
Mike was a member of Quail Unlimited; BPOE #1741, Hiawatha Elks Lodge; Hiawatha Masonic Lodge #35, AF&AM; and the Hedrick-Moll Post #148, Robinson American Legion.
Mike married Linda Watts, April 17, 1966, and lived in Topeka until 1980, when they moved to Hiawatha. She survives.
Other survivors include daughters Sheri (Mick) Griffin of Lee’s Summit, MO, Stacy (Steve) Hoy of Falls City, NE; four grandchildren: Emily and Allison Griffin, Ryker and Jake Hoy. His mother, Mary Lou Nigus of Hiawatha, also survives.
Mike is preceded in death by his father Keith Nigus.
A Celebration of Mike’s Life is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha, with Shane Spangler officiating. Military honors a courtesy of the Brown County Veterans Honor Guard. Private family inurnment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Robinson.
The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Brown County Developmental Services (BCDS), sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.
Carl “Jim” Perkins
Carl “Jim” Perkins, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at a local healthcare facility.
He was born February 27, 1929 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Forrest and Madge (Bourdick) Perkins.
Jim married Betty Simmons April 2, 1949 she survives of the home.
He was a fireman for the City of St. Joseph for thirty years, retiring in 1985. Jim also ran Perkins wallpaper and painting for over forty years. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Firefighters Organization, Breakfast Club and Kappas Club at First Lutheran Church.
Jim enjoyed traveling and loved his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Garland, Forrest and Charles Perkins.
Additional survivors include daughter, Deborah Rafter; son, Carl J. Perkins (Martha); sister, Doris Anderson; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, 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 request donations made to First Lutheran Church. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Gary Lynn Higgins
Gary Lynn Higgins, 63, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Mosaic Life Care.
He was born January 25, 1954, to Francis Higgins and Susan Boone in St. Joseph.
Gary was a handyman throughout his life.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Gary loved doing lawn work and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Christopher Taylor.
Survivors include his sisters, Sharon Smith, Polo, Missouri, Andrea Sutherland, Parkville, Missouri, Carol Helean, St. Joseph, Missouri, and Donna Dunn (William), Savannah, Missouri; brothers, Forrest Higgins (Mary), Wathena, Kansas, and Loren Higgins (Marsha), Ozark, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Arthena Lucille Schildtknecht
Arthena Lucille Schildtknecht, entered Heavens gates with peace, in her sleep, on August 13, 2017. She was at Frenvalley Care Center in Owensville, MO.
She was 96 years old, born March 16, 1921 in Thompson, Iowa. She formerly lived in St. Joseph.
Mama had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church for many years and was a faithful and loving Christian since her baptism in the river as a young girl.
Her mother, Hazel (Cawood) Hayes and father, Lynde Foster Hayes moved to Andrew County outside of Guilford, MO. where she attended a one room country school, “Hickory Creek”. She walked or rode a horse to get there because it was so far. While she attended High School in Bolckow she boarded with the Dodd’s family. She graduated from Bolckow High School in 1939, and often told us she only had two dresses and had to wash them out at night.
She was united in marriage to Lawrence Ray Schildtknecht, from Rosendale on May 22, 1939. They were married for 56 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her brother, Lynde Jr. Hayes and daughter, Brenda Alice Schildtknecht.
She is survived by her children, Sharon “Dee” Graham, Renita G. Hull (Charles), Kathy E. Shane, and Larry L. Schildtknecht (Lisa, who was like another daughter); 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; sister, Darlene Campbell, and many dear friends she considered her extended family.
Her spirit is carried on by all of us she loved so much. She was truly the Matriarch of our family. She was a wonderful and beautiful woman that was loved so much, is missed and will always be cherished.
Besides “Arthena” she was called “Art”, “Grandma”, “Grandma G.G.”, “Mama” and “Ma”. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, sister, daughter, loyal employee and friend.
She played a “mean” hand of pitch. She LOVED chicken gizzards and could make a great gravy from anything. I can still remember the aroma of her homemade bread when we came home from school. Her skin was beautiful, and I can still smell that Ponds Cold Cream. She was especially identified by her laugh, which could be heard across the room, (or sometimes the next county). Some of her female offspring have also inherited that trait.
Mama was always happy, smiling, and often singing.
Above all, she read and studied her Bible. She wrote prayers, cards and letters to everyone about everything. You may read this and recall a correspondence from her that touched your heart, cheered you, tickled your funny bone, brightened your day, gave you hope and made you know you were loved.
Mama leaves a void in us, but we are happy for her. She is reunited with her “Lil Abner (Daddy) who has been waiting for his “Daisy Mae”.
The family would very much like to thank the caring staff of both, Meadowview Care Center, St. Joseph, MO and Frenvalley Care Center, Owensville, MO.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Walnut Grove Cemetery, Andrew County, MO. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Meadowview Care Center, 101 Farwest Dr. St. Joseph, MO 64506 or Walnut Grove Cemetery c/o Jim Gabrieth 27584 390th St. Barnard, MO 64423-8115. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Laura I. Billups
Troy, Kansas – Laura I.(Gibson) Billups, 98, of Troy, Kansas passed away Friday, August 18, 2017.
Laura was born on March 8, 1919 in Sparks, Kansas to Allen & Rena (Mooney) Gibson.
She was a homemaker.
Laura married Truman Billups. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister, Ellen Marsh, brothers, John, Robert, Jake & William Gibson.
Survivors: daughter, Phyllis Roark of Clarksdale, Missouri;
Grandchildren, Brenda Mueller, Lora Bateman & Glen Mueller;
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.
Graveside service: 10: 00 A.M. Friday, August 25, 2017
At the Iola Cemetery, Sparks, Kansas
There is no scheduled visitation. Friends may call after 12 noon Thursday at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy, Kansas.
Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association
Veleada June McCrea 90, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 in a Saint Joseph, MO health care center. She was born August 10, 1927 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Bessie and Henry Brewer. She married Loron October 23, 1948 at the 1st Christian Church, St. Joseph, Missouri. She worked at Big Smith, prior to her marriage and was a Homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, traveling, and wintering in Texas, and was a member of the former King Hill United Methodist Church. June was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Erin Knight, and 10 brothers and sisters. Survivors include, husband, Loron McCrea of the home, 5 children” Linda (Daniel ) Meyer, Kansas City, MO, Penny (Sherrill) Russell, Elwood, KS, twins Perry McCrea, and Terry (Jessie) Campbell both of St. Joseph, and Holly (Gary) Meade, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, and her sister, Grace Frisch, St. Joseph, MO.
Graveside funeral services and interment will be conducted at 10:00 am, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the King Hill Cemetery with Pastor Chuck Rhein officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Charity of the donors choice. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Sandy Darlene Coon
Sandra “Sandy” Darlene Coon 69, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday August 19, 2017 in Saint Joseph health care center. She was born July 7, 1948 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was a Homemaker, who enjoyed crossword puzzles books, and embroidery. She was a member of the Souls Harbor Pentecostal church. Sandra was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Coon, father, James Perkins, Sr., mother, Leota Darlene McKnight, daughter, Tara Coon, brothers, Charles Uffleman, James Perkins Jr., sisters, Sharon “Kay” Mitchell, and Iris Perkins. She is survived by, daughters, Mary Coon, Saundra Sarnowski, Laurie Coon, and Tina Frogge, sisters, Brenda (Tom) Moore, and Nancy Halamar. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Souls Harbour Pentecostal church. She will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com
Claude E. Zacharias
Claude Eldon Zacharias, Sr., 76, of Atchison, KS died Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 2017 at the Mosaic Life Center, St. Joseph, MO following a lengthy illness.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in the Sumner Cemetery, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to LTACH ( Long Term Acute Care Hospital) and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Claude was born on Oct. 23rd, 1940 in Atchison, KS the son of Elzie. and Mary Ann (Ledom) Zacharias. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1958. Mr. Zacharias worked as a receiving clerk for Blish-Mize Warehouse, Atchison for over 34 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, 4-wheelers, motorcycles, collecting die-cast cars, and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was married to Willetta L. Barker on Oct. 13, 1962. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son, Claude (Theresa) Zacharias, Jr., Atchison, KS, two daughters, May L. (Pat) Tharp, Denton, KS, and Pam (Doug) Posey, El Dorado Springs, MO, a sister, Donna Donaldson, Rushville, MO, six grandchildren, one great grandson and several nieces and nephews. His parents, two brother, Elzie and Archie Zacharias, and three sisters, Delores Bush, Cheryl Ann Wentz, and Vanessa Akers, preceded him in death.
Violet L. Whitten
Wathena, Kansas – Violet L. Whitten, 97, of Wathena, Kansas passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Shepherd’s D&S Residential.
Violet was born on July 27, 1920 in Johnson, Nebraska to Diedrich L. & Dorothea (Knippelmeier) Holthus.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wathena, Kansas.
Violet married Carl Whitten on April 21, 1941 in Hiawatha, Kansas. He preceded her in death on January 31, 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, John, Harry, Herman & Albert, a grandson, Daniel Weber & a great-grandson, Austin Whitten.
Survivors, her children, Harold Whitten (Donna), of Wathena, Kansas;
JoAnn Weber (Joe), of Wathena, Kansas;
Glen Whitten (Karen Lane), of Gladstone, Missouri;
Many Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.
Memorial Service: 6 P.M. Friday evening August 25, 2017 at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home, Wathena, Kansas, with visitation to follow.
Memorials: Wathena EMS or the Doniphan County Ambulance Fund.
Violet’s wishes were to be cremated, with inurnment at a later date.
Thomas “Russell” Caviezel
Thomas “Russell” Caviezel, 82, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at a local health care facility.
He was born June 24, 1935 to Edward and Etheldra (Ferrill) Caviezel.
Thomas married Judy Rothrock August 12, 1962; she precedes him in death.
He was a member of Copeland Baptist Church.
Thomas enjoyed all sports.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, David and Stewart Caviezel.
Survivors include daughters, Linda Radmer (Timothy), Liz Powers; grandchildren, Timothy Radmer, Jr. (Ashley), Rebecca Radmer (Nick Estes), Travis Dahle, Cosba Powers, Pauline Hale, Virgil Powers, Billy Powers; great grandchildren, Breanna, Paige, Brooke, and Dayton.
Farewell Services at a later day, under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.