Diana Lynn Embrey
Diana Lynn Embrey 57, of Rosendale, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at her home after a short illness. She was born December 12, 1959 in St. Joseph, MO. She married David Embrey July 7, 1975 and he survives of the home, she was a Homemaker, who enjoyed cooking, and loved her birds and dogs, she especially loved her grandchildren, and she loved Jesus. She was a Pentcostal. Diana was preceded in death by son, David Wayne Embrey, brother, Roy Lee Butterfield, and grandfather Roy Butterfield whom she considered her father. Survivors include, husband, David C. Embrey of the home, her mother Donna Hughes, sons, Brian (Tracy) Embrey, and Jerry (Elizabeth) Embrey both of Rosendale, daughter, Dana Briner (Keith Organ), Saint Joseph, MO, 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brother, Ray (Jamie) Hughes, sisters, Debbie Dawson, and Tina Hughes. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, with funeral services to be conducted at 3:00 pm, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Pastor John Smith officiating. She will be cremated following the services. Memorials are requested to the Diana Embrey memorial fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Elva Mae Low, 83, of Winchester, KS, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at the F.W. Huston Senior Center in Winchester surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in the Mooney Creek Community of Winchester. Burial will follow in the Nortonville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Sunday, at the church with a parish rosary being recited at 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions are suggested to the FW Huston Medical Center, FW Huston Senior Living Center, Hospital Hannah’s, Nortonville First Responders, Winchester First Responders, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, or the Jefferson County Hospice. The O’Trimble Funeral Home in Nortonville is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Elva Mae Spencer was born on November 4, 1933 in Horton, KS, the daughter of Albert M. and Frances M. (Schuetz) Spencer. Elva graduated from Nortonville High School and she began her work career as a telephone operator in Nortonville. Elva then worked at Thriftway in Atchison in the late 1960’s before going to work for Bell Telephone in Atchison around 1970 and continued to work for Bell Telephone in Kansas City and Topeka until 1985. Elva went to work for Hord Communications and was their store manager in Leavenworth until her retirement in 1998. During the 1970’s, Elva also sold Avon and Amway products. After retiring, Elva briefly drove the Senior Citizen bus; worked for the JCN School District as a substitute custodian; and she and her husband, John, cleaned the Mooney Creek Church for many years. Elva also had a job of cleaning the Easton Bank every Saturday morning. After a while, Elva hired an assistant (several different high school students) who would do the ‘heavy’ things so she could keep her job; as much for the money as for the social part of visiting with the employees and the camaraderie they shared. With great sadness Elva’s health forced her to retire in 2016.
Elva has always been a staunch supporter of the F.W. Huston Medical Center and Dr. Huston. When Elva heard talk of the foundation board opening a hospital thrift store in Winchester, she jumped at the opportunity to volunteer and was instrumental in getting it opened. Elva was devoted to the thrift store “Hospital Hannah’s”. Wednesday was her day to ‘work’, but gladly filled in other days also. She took home items to clean, wash, repair, etc. – so they could be sold to make money for the hospital. Elva was always checking out other thrift stores to get new ideas for Hannah’s. Elva received an award in 2016 for volunteering 1700 hours. With great sadness her health forced her to stop volunteering in the fall of 2016.
Elva was able to stay in the home that she and John worked so hard for until a series of health issues in September 2016. Elva then moved to the Jefferson Apartments in Winchester and in January 2017 to the FW Huston Senior Living Center after a diagnosis of stage four cancer. Throughout each move, Elva decided to make the best of it and made new friends and enjoyed new adventures. Many of Elva’s friends commented on her positive, upbeat attitude, sense of humor and love of life.
Elva and John Low were married on August 14, 1951. Elva was preceded in death by her husband, John on June 8, 2005; her parents, Albert and Frances Spencer; and an infant sister, Alberta.
Elva leaves behind a daughter, Tammy (David) Noll, Mooney Creek; son, J.R. (Diane) Low, Nortonville; five grandsons, Justin (Tiffany) Noll, Brandon (Laura) Noll, Alex (Traci) Noll, Austin (Emily) Low, and Aaron (Cheyenne) Low; two granddaughters, Ashley (fiancée, Bobby Gupta) Noll and Amber Low; fourteen great grandchildren; brother, Kenny (Janiece) Spencer, Hiawatha, KS; three nieces and numerous cousins.
Mary E. Wilburn, 92, of Atchison, KS passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Medicalodge of Atchison, KS.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow at Sumner Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mary was born on December 10, 1924 in Atchison, KS, the daughter of Edgar and Minnie (Tull) Clem. She worked various places throughout her life, such as Wilson’s Poultry, Atchison Leather Products, Atchison Mop Factory, Senior Village and as a kitchen helper at Atchison Day Care. Mary after retirement had an in home day care. Mary was member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed sewing, embroidery, fishing and camping.
Survivors include three daughters; Mary Rosalla Tucker, Denison, KS, Phyllis Chapman, Effingham, KS, Kelly Wilburn, Pilot Point, TX, and a brother Raymond Clem, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sons; Lowell Connard, Earl and Harold “Bubba” Wilburn, a daughter, Laura Walbridge, four brothers, William, Robert, Frank, Edgar Clem, four sisters, Doris Reagan, Deloris Bonnel, Rose Faught, Edna Clem.
Helen Marie Martin
Helen Marie Martin 95, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 in Saint Joseph, MO. She was born June 22, 1922 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Martha and Justine Zembles. She graduated from Benton High School class of 1940, and married Charles “Chick” Martin November 2, 1940. Chick passed away July 20, 2010. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and crochet. She was an avid bowler, and won the city championship. She also loved watching the Royals. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Charles, Joe, George, and Felix Zembles, and a sister, JoAnn Hildebrand. Survivors include, daughters, Janice (Darby) Hatcher, Savannah, MO and Patty Schneider, Los Angeles, CA, grandsons, Eric Hatcher, San Tan, AZ, and Erin Hatcher, Olathe, KS, granddaughters, Brook Schneider, Los Angeles and Mackenzie Schneider, Los Angeles, great-granddaughters, Makayla, Lauryn, and Cali Hatcher, and Jane Schneider.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home with Father Christian Malewski officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the St. James Renovation Fund.
Jesse Junior Kincaid
Jesse Junior Kincaid 71, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at his home. He was born July 25, 1946 in St. Joseph, MO, son of the late Goldie and Jesse Kincaid. Jesse was preceded in death by wife, Marion Kincaid, his parents, brothers, Jack, Mike, Ronnie, Donnie, Kenny, and Jerry Kincaid, sisters, Mildred Gannon, Betty Hardin, Margaret McKnight, Darlene Stevens, Pauline Duncan, Dolly Ann Kincaid, Charlotte Kincaid, and Catherine Kincaid. Survivors include, sons, Brian (Sherry) Kincaid and Jessie (Crystal) Kincaid, 9 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, and a brother, Delbert Kincaid of California.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 pm Tuesday, with Funeral Services to be conducted at 3:00 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Rupp Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are requested to the Jesse Kincaid Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home.
Katherine Iola Shell
Katherine Iola Shell, 87, Maryville, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, MO passed away Friday, August 8, 2017 at Morningside Center, Chillicothe, MO.
She was born August 26, 1930 in Parnell, MO to James Burton and Hattie Marie Midyett.
Katherine moved to St. Joseph in 1945. She worked in healthcare until retiring in 1989.
Katherine was a member of Living Hope Church of Maryville, MO. She enjoyed dance of all types and spending much time with her friends on the dance floors. Katherine enjoyed time spent with family and friends whenever and wherever. Fishing was also another past time she enjoyed. Friends and family were most cherished.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sandy Lynn; sons, Terry Ice, Lebanon, MO, and Cary Ice, St. Joseph, MO; sisters, Vernis Pankau, Ferne Chapman, Maxine Beatty; brothers, Eldon and Jim Midyett; also preceding Katherine in death are husbands, Kenneth Ice, Raymond Roberts and James Shell.
Survivors include children, Larry Ice (Nancy), Sahuarita, AZ, Linda Rumery (Terry), Chillicothe, MO, Shirley Schmidt (Casey), Maryville, MO, and Harlan Roberts (Cheryl), Cameron, MO; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sister, Estelle Wilson
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Rosehill Cemetery, Parnell, MO. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Harold F. Lister
Harold F. Lister, 77, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away
September 7, 2017, at a local nursing facility. He was born December 25,
1939, at home, in rural Elk County, Kansas, to Loren and Gertrude Scobee
Harold graduated from the Howard, KS, Public Schools in 1957.
Furthering his education, he attended Southwestern University, graduating
with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 1961. His music career
spanned 44 years of service in the school systems of Central and Northern
Kansas. These years included instrumental and vocal music, from grades
Kindergarten through High School. He directed an uncountable number of
concerts, marched in a multitude of parades, and started many youngsters
on their first step in the love of music, the love of which stayed with
them for life. Students returned later to thank him, not only for
beginning their music careers, but also the character development and
self-confidence he instilled, in addition to the music education.
In 1961, he married Nancy Manley. To this marriage was born his
three children. They divorced in 1987.
Harold was married on July 4, 1992, to Margaret Redmond-Knudsen.
Harold enjoyed life to the fullest, always giving of himself and
his goods most generously. His time and talents in organic gardening are
remembered by many friends and family who enjoyed his produce, his canned
goods, and his jams and jellies. His sense of humor and friendliness to
all was well-known. Being a true Renaissance man, he was widely read and
practiced in many fields of learning, including the arts and sciences,
always eager to learn a new skill or try a new approach to an old
problem, dabbling in everything from bat house plans to perfecting a
perfect crust for his home grown and homemade apple pies. Harold was a
peaceful man, well known for his calm and ordered life-style.
He was a member of the St. Joseph Cathedral, Moila Shrine Temple,
and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite. He was active in the Santa Fe Band
of Topeka, Ks. He also volunteered at the St. Joseph Public Library as
well as Habitat for Humanity and was a board member and longtime member
in the St. Joseph Community Chorus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Norman Lister;
and the mother of his children, Nancy Manley Kuntz.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Redmond-Lister of the home;
sons, Roger Lister (Cathy), Tooele, Utah; Kelly Lister (Tami), Phoenix,
Arizona; daughter, Katrina Lister, Wichita Falls, Texas; stepdaughter,
Christine Knudsen, Geneva, Switzerland; four grandchildren; three great-
grandchildren; siblings, Roy Lister, Lindsborg, Kansas, Alma Damude,
Arkansas City, Kansas, Virginia Hulsey, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Wilma
Lister, Winfield, Kansas; sister-in- law, Estella Lister, Independence,
Kansas, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, Sept.
12, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral with interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
The family will gather with friends on Monday, Sept. 11, for the Masonic
Ceremony at 5:30 with Visitation from 6-8:00 P.M. at Meierhoffer Funeral
Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make
a contribution, the family requests they be made to the St. Joseph Public
Library. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Kye Michael Edward Clark
Elwood, Kansas – Kye Michael Edward Clark, 4 hours old passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Mosaic Life Care of St. Joseph, Missouri.
He was born to Mike Norman & Crystal Lynn Clark.
Additional survivors, siblings, Brooklyn Butterfield, Landyn Carter & Maiya Norman;
Maternal grandparents, Rodney & Margaret Clark;
Paternal grandmother, Charlene Sellers;
Paternal grandfather, Michael W. Norman;
Great-grandparents, Esther Morris, Charlie & Connie Pritchett;
Aunt & uncles, Rachelle & Brian Arnold, cousin, Mariah;
Visitation: 5:30-7:30 P.M. Friday, September 8, 2017
At the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home, Wathena, Kansas
There is no scheduled service.
Memorials: Kye Michael Edward Clark Memorial Fund