Lily Mae (Donly) Haden
Lily Mae (Donly) Haden, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at a local health care facility.
She was born August 19, 1926 to James and Susan (Morrison) Donly.
Lily married Harold Wade Riepen in 1947; he passed away in 1954. She later married Roney Antone Haden in 1956; he passed away in 1999.
She was a 1944 Central graduate. Lily was an active member of the Community of Christ Church on 17th Street, formerly The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS). She was also a dedicated member of Needles charity sewing group at the Moila Country Club.
Lily enjoyed gardening, loved flowers and birds. Above all, Lily loved her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both of her husbands; sisters, Margaret Guinn, Clara E. Joffe; brothers, Jim and Bill Donly, and her step son, Roney Louise “Butch” Haden.
Survivors include her sons, Rex and Rodney; sister-in-law, Helen Donly; daughters-in-law, Susie Haden, Jane Conners; grandchildren, Jason Riepen, Jeanne Green (Colonel Darrell); nieces, Susie Joffe Redmon, Claudia Kroemer, Becky Mollus, Margy Pritchett, Debbie Seiter; nephews, Michael Guinn and Kevin Donly. She was also much loved by the Connors family in Sydney, Australia.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Thomas Howard Potts
Thomas Howard Potts, 74, of Effingham, KS died Sat. Sept. 2, 2017 at the Mosaic Life Center, St. Joseph, MO.
Visitation for Mr. Potts will be Monday, Sept. 4th, 2017 beginning at 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Becker Chapel, Effingham, KS. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 8th at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester, TN. Burial will follow in the Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, TN. The family will receive friends from noon until time of services at the funeral home in Winchester, TN. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Meals on Wheels from the Effingham Senior Citizens Center, and may be sent in care of the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com
Thomas was born on June 3, 1943 in Winchester, TN the son of James and Rubye (Steele) Potts. He attended schools in Winchester. Mr. Potts had worked for the Rival Company and Web Belting, in Kansas City. He was a truck driver for an oil company and moved to Effingham in 1990. Thomas enjoyed fishing.
He was married to Angelina ‘Anne” Vargas in 1980. She preceded him in death on April 1998.Survivors include two sisters, Myra Rigney, Shelbyville, TN, and Sandra Davis, Hillsboro, TN and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. His parents, wife Anne, and two brothers, Grady D. Potts and James F. Potts preceded him in death
Todd Anthony Dunken
Todd Anthony Dunken 51, Saint Joseph, Missouri died Thursday, August 31, 2017 at his home. He was born June 14, 1966, Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from Benton High School in 1985, and worked at Frederick Inn for 10 years, and the Ground Round for 13 years as a cook/chef. He enjoyed rock & roll music, KC Chiefs, and grilling out at family BBQs. Todd was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Dunken, step father, Donald Hall, mother, Alice Hall. Survivors include wife, Natalie Marlin-Dunken, daughters, Natasha (Justin) Lawrence, Amanda Dunken, son, T.J. Dunken, grandchildren, Wyatt, Layne, and Tryston, brothers, Tim Dunken, Kenneth Hall, and Aaron Hall, sisters, Jennifer Mace, Lisa Dunken, and Dee Dee Hall. Memorial Services: 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Wesley United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Grant officiating. He will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Todd Dunken Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home.
Marvin “Sug” Edward Mackley
Marvin “Sug” Edward Mackley 67, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017. He was born November 3, 1949 in St. Joseph, MO. He attended Benton High School, and he worked at the Buchanan County Eastern District as a Truck Driver and Heavy Equipment Operator. He loved to fish on the river, hunting, woodworking, and cooking for family events. He was a Baptist. Sug was preceded in death by father, James Marvin Mackley, mother, Betty Lou Grossman, infant daughter, Sheri Lynn Mackley, maternal grandmother, Mary Belle McGuire, and paternal grandparents, Eva and Hurles Mackley. Survivors include: daughter, Bobbi Jo (John) Blanchard, Saint Joseph, MO, brother, Ralph Scofield, St. Joseph, MO, sister, Karen Scofield, St. Joseph, MO, grandsons, Daniel Musser, Derek Musser, Colton Blanchard, and Drake Blanchard, nephews, Dean and Ronnie Lee Scofield, and numerous cousins, relatives, and friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home with Rev. Pat Sampson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery, DeKalb, Missouri. Memorials are requested to the Mosiac Life Care Hospice.
Mary Lou Wuerfele
Mary Lou Wuerfele, 83, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at a local health care facility.
She was born June 10, 1934 to Earl and Mary Robbins.
Mary Lou married Norman Wuerfele April 1, 1957; he precedes her in death.
She worked at Sherwood Medical, Whitaker Cable and as a house keeper. Through Experience Works she later worked at YMCA and Salvation Army.
Mary Lou enjoyed singing, discussing her favorite TV shows and loved being at her home.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Carol Blades, Sharon Robbins, Jackie Groom; brother, Winfred “Gene” Robbins and infant brother, Marlon.
Survivors include daughters, Deborah Miller, Roberta Nolan; sisters, Jean Robbins, Margie Bonnett, Linda Goerke, Clara Robbins; brother, Joe Robbins, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and loving nieces and nephews.
The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, 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.
Kevin E. Hughes-Lucas
Kevin E. Hughes-Lucas, 52, Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
He was born to John Henry Davis, Sr. and Donna (Hughes) Ginn on May 6, 1965 in St. Joseph, MO.
As a youth he attended Holsey Chapel, I.C.M. and also attended St. Joseph Public Schools (Everett Elementary, Horace Mann Middle School and Lafayette High School). Kevin furthered his education at Maplewood’s Community College where he sought a degree in Liberal Arts.
He moved to Kansas City, MO in January of 2005. After moving to Kansas City, he attended Covenant Memorial Baptist Church, where he was baptized.
Kevin was an avid reader and enjoyed the study and exploration of history. He enjoyed sports, various genres of music and a good debate. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Herbert “Rumpy” Lucas, Jr.; sisters, Danielle Lucas, Shana Onikede; nephew, DaJour Lucas; niece, Serenity-Faith Grayson; grandparents, Ruth Ewing, Otis Hayes and Willie Mae Smiley; uncles, Arthur Lewis Ewing and Brian “Skeet” Lucas.
He leaves to celebrate his memory, his wife, Bridgett (Mitchell) Lucas; parents, John Henry Davis, Sr., and Donna Evelyn Ginn; step-father, Keith Harvey Ginn; step-mother’s, Nylanda Dorisetta Davis and Marketa Lucas; sisters, Monique Lucas, Tressa Lucas-Grayson (Anthony), Jeri Lynn Rector (Brian), Herbi-Jo Lucas, and Christina Foutch (Jeff); brothers, Herbert Lucas III (Casey), Corey Lucas (Alaina), John “Jay” Davis, Jr., Larry Nave, Glen Hughes (Katrenia); grandmother, Mattie Pearl Lucas; best friend, Joey Ewing; several nieces and nephews, and one special nephew, Da’Shawn “Bubba” Lucas; and a host of family and friends.
Farewell Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, Holsey Chapel, I.C.M. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Doris Marie Keller
Doris Marie Keller, 83, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017.
She was born in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents and grandchildren. Survivors include her children, Charmaine Keller, Jacklyn Barton (Ted), Julie Hillebrand, and Jeff Keller; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Farewell Services under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Ora E. Tisdale
Ora E. Tisdale, 81, of Atchison, KS died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Atchison Senior Village.
Funeral services will be 4:00 pm Friday, Sept. 8th, 2017 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. The body will be cremated following the service. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Ora was born on June 7, 1936 in Luverne, Alabama the daughter of Ralph and Lovie (Miller) Perkins. She was a housewife and homemaker, a member of the Campbell Chapel AME Church where she taught Sunday school and served as a Steward. She enjoyed sewing and especially her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Clarence (Barbara) Tisdale, Rio Rancho, NM, and Calvin (Jaime) Tisdale, Atchison, KS, a sister, Anne Jo Perkins, Newark, NJ, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Esther M. Weis
TROY, KANSAS – Esther (Losson) Weis, 92, of Troy, Kansas died Thursday, August 31, 2017.
Esther was born on May 7, 1925 in Troy, Kansas to Harry and Anna Mae (Blakley) Losson. She lived most of her life in Doniphan County and was a homemaker.
Esther is a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy.
She married Alvin O. Kostman on Dec. 26, 1944. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1962. On February 14, 1973 she married Leo “Pete” Weis. He preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 2004. Esther was also preceded by her parents, step-son, Gregg Weis, 3 brothers; Joseph, Harry Jr. and Glen Losson.
She is survived by
3 sons; Steve (Pam), Carl (Vicky) and Rick (Sandra) Kostman all of Troy, Kansas;
5 daughters; Cherry (Garry) Schacht, Marian (Eddie) Smith
and Gail (Hobert) Clary all of Troy, Kansas;
Linda Donahue of Maysville, Missouri;
Janet Kostman of St. Joseph, Missouri;
2 step-sons; Sonny Weis of Perkins, Oklahoma;
Bill Weis of Yale, Oklahoma;
Step-daughter, Reita (Dean) Stonebarger of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren;
Sister, Sandra (Orval) Mills of Goose Creek, South Carolina;
Brother, Gary (Betty) Losson of Bridger, Montana.
FUNERAL: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 – 10:30 A.M.
At: First Baptist Church in Troy, Kansas
Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery in Troy, Kansas
Visitation: family will receive friends Monday evening 6-8 PM at the First Baptist Church in Troy. Friends may call after 9 AM Monday at the Harman Rohde Funeral Home in Troy.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to either the Troy Ambulance Fund or the First Baptist Church.
Jody Kay (Bozarth) Utter
Jody Kay (Bozarth) Utter, of Warsaw, Mo passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 in Columbia, MO. She was born January 19, 1973 in St. Joseph, MO. She graduated from Benton High School, class of 1992. She married Raymond Gene Utter on January 12, 1998. He survives of the home. They moved to Warsaw, MO in 2013. Jody was a Certified Nurses Aid for 26 years. Jody enjoyed helping and caring for people, traveling, and spending time with her children. She was preceded in death by her Step Father, Frederick Louis Burley, and her Grandparents, Wallace Eugene & Lotus Rhea Bozarth. Survivors include; Husband, Raymond of the home, Mother, Pamela Marie (Bozarth) Burley, Sons, Shai Eugene Bozarth, Andrew Ryan Bozarth, and Raymond Gene Utter, Step Sons, Anthony (Christina) Masoner, Sgt. Issac McLaughlin, United States Army, Alaska, four grandchildren, Sibling’s, Jennifer Marie (Bozarth) Amos, Mary (Burley) Ellis, James Burley, and Step Brothers, Jason Burley and Fred Burley, and Step Sister, Doreena Burley. Jody has been cremated. Family Memorial Dinner Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 12-3 pm at the Lewis and Clark Village Hall.
Marion “Dale” Chappell
Marion Dale Chappell 75, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Mosaic life care hospital. He was born October 19, 1941 in Graham, MO, son of the late Beulah and Jack Chappell. He married Doris Gentry on April 7, 1958 in St. Joseph, MO. He worked at Triple F Feeds for several years then was the owner operator of D & D Equipment over 20 years which was established in 1991. He enjoyed motorcycles, old cars, and his place at the Lake of the Ozarks. He was a Christian. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Jessica Cates, sisters, Shirley Duffy, Gail Martin, and Sylvia Simmons. Survivors include, wife, Doris Chappell of the home, sons, Jerry (Selina) Chappell, Agency, MO, and Jackie Chappell, St. Joseph, MO, and daughter, Janette (Pat) Cates. St. Joseph, MO, grandchildren, Tricia Bonnett, Christopher Chappell, Tiffany Chappell, Megan McClain, Zack Sisk, and Wesley Sisk, great grandchildren, Alejandro, Adelina, Hailea, Shelbie, Caleb, Natalie, and Xavier.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am, on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. Albert Shirley officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Sparta Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the Sparta Cemetery Association or a Charity of donor’s choice.
John Francis Reiner
John Francis Reiner 76, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in Mosaic Life Care Hospital. He was born May 23, 1941 in St. Joseph, Missouri, son of the late Florence & Eugene Reiner. He married Karen Fike on April 12, 1965, she survives of the home. He graduated from Central High School. He owned and operated Satellite Manufacturing Co. for Jewelers and Dentist out of Pamona, CA for over 32 years. When he moving back to St. Joseph, he owned the American Tavern for 24 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling. While living in California, he did extensive charity work with SFVAR, an association for handicapped young adults, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars. He also owned several race horses. John was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Roberta, Clara, and Karen. Survivors include: wife, Karen Reiner of the home, brothers, Bob Reiner, Casseville, MO, and Kenny (Patricia) Reiner, St. Joseph, MO, a sister, Delores (Randy) Hoover, and several nieces and nephews. He will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. There are no scheduled visitation or Memorial Services at this time. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com
Mary Eddins 93, of Saint Joseph, MO passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in a Saint Joseph, MO health care center. She was born April 21, 1924 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Pazi and Nestor Kalahurka. She graduated from Benton High School, Class of 1941 and worked at Chase Candy Company, Wonder Bread “Day Old” Bakery as a Clerk and she was a homemaker. Mary was a member of St. James Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by; husband, William Alfred Eddins, her parents, brothers, Bill, John, and Mike Kalahurka, and her sister, Frances McCullough. Survivors include son, Bill (Gail) Eddins, Saint Joseph, MO, daughters, Patty (Joe) Perry, Clarksville, MD, and Cathy Wood, (Scott Besler), Tecumseh, KS, 4 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 10 step great grandchildren.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 10:00 am at the St. James Catholic Church, Fr. Bill Walter Celebrant. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home with a Rosary to be recited at 7:30 pm, Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Mosaic Hospice or St. James Building Fund.
Gabriella Andrea Correa
Gabriella Andrea Correa, 25 of Boca Raton, FL passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, September 1, 2017 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS, with Rev. Michael Strickland officiating. Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. Family will receive friends prior to service from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Humane Society of Palm Beach County and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Gabriella was born December 8, 1991 in Boynton Beach FL, the daughter of Tony and Audrey (Berry) Correa. She was attending college finishing up her degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Criminal Psychology. Gabriella love volunteering at the local humane society.
Gabriella is survived by her parents, Tony and Audrey Correa, Boca Raton, FL, a paternal grandmother, Benita Pott, a maternal grandmother, Susie Berry, two aunts, Bonnie Emery and Kristi Jamvold.
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Clyde Berry and two uncles David and Doug Berry.