Rupert B. “Pat” Patterson
Rupert B. “Pat” Patterson, 96, St. Joseph, Missouri, went home to be with his Lord Sunday, September 24, 2017.
He was born February 3, 1921 in Wathena, KS to Hobart and Verba Patterson.
Pat proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from Mead Products. He was a member of Bible Baptist Temple, American Legion and Rock Club.
He enjoyed painting, drawing, fishing and woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; parents; brother, Bufford Patterson; sister, Bula Summa; and brother, Ishmael Patterson. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, Bible Baptist Temple. Interment Frazier Cemetery. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request donation’s made to Bible Baptist Temple. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Grace I. “Ivalou” Backhus
Grace I. “Ivalou” Backhus, 91, of Hiawatha, died Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Maple Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hiawatha.
Grace was born December 21, 1925, at Upland, Kansas, one of nine children of the late Raymond and Minnie Sherman Bender.
Grace married Alvin Backhus at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Tampa, KS August 11, 1946. After discharge from the service of World War II, they lived/ farmed near Tampa a few years (Alvin’s family at Tampa calls Grace “Shorty”) before moving to the Kansas City area in 1954 to live until 1988, where Grace worked at Ben Franklin, TG &Y, and the fountain at Woolworth Department Store. She would start work as a clerk, later becoming manager. They both retired and moved to the Phoenix, AZ area to make their home. About nine years ago, the couple moved to Brown County, KS near Robinson/Hiawatha to be near family. They recently celebrated their 71st anniversary at Maple Heights Nursing Home where Alvin resides.
Upon making their home in the Hiawatha area, they became members Zion Lutheran Church.
Other survivors include a daughter Edna Lehew (Robert) of rural Hiawatha; a son Edward Backhus (Tina) of Sarasota, FL; a living sister Twila Lee Poulson of Charlotte, NC; 5 grandchildren: Dan Backhus, Doug Backhus, Dawn Perdomo, Billy Baker, and Cheryl Tarwater; with 18 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
A Celebration of Grace’s life is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Tampa, KS, with the Reverend Michael Dunaway officiating. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery, with a visitation/reception immediately following back in the Church basement.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 3-7 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to NEK Hospice, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha, KS 66434.
Norma Jane Blasing (Harvey)
Norma Jane Blasing, 82 of Manhattan, KS passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at Meadowlark Hills Collins House Care Facility, Manhattan, KS.
Memorial service and burial will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association or Meadow Lark Hill, Manhattan KS 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
Norma was born on March 24, 1935 in Lawrence, NE the daughter of Jesse and Marie (Robinson) Harvey. She was housekeeper for Benedictine College and the laundry department at Mt. St. Scholastica. Norma was a member of the United Methodist Church in Manhattan. She had pride in keeping a clean house and enjoyed the outdoors. Norma’s greatest joy was her kids and grandchildren.
Norma married Max Blasing on June 29, 1957 in Manhattan, KS. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2005. Survivors include her children; Kevin and Darlene Blasing, Atchison, KS, Carolyn and Bill Hall, Gower, MO, Keith Blasing and Debbie Wishart, Manhattan, KS, Kimberly Blasing, Manhattan, KS, Kurtis Blasing, Manhattan, KS, Karen and Steve Bartlett, Camden Point, MO, Leah Gerdes and Bruce Kimmi, Atchison, KS, eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren with one on the way, numerous nieces and nephews and her extended family at Meadowlark Hill Collins House, Manhattan, KS.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings.
Jerry Dean Porter
Jerry Dean Porter, 81, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his home in St. Joseph. He was born October 7, 1935 in St. Joseph, Missouri son of Vera and Opal Porter. He graduated from Benton High School in 1955. He worked at AGP for several years. He was a United States Marine. He enjoyed dance classes, dancing, bowling, and when he was younger he liked to hunt and fish. He also liked going to car shows and playing the organ. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by 2 sisters, Betty Jean Klepees, St. Joseph, MO and Virginia Gerber, a niece, Bette (Terry) Munger, St. Joseph, MO, and several other nieces and nephews. Memorial Service: 7:00 pm Thursday, September 28, 2017, Rupp Funeral Home. He will be cremated under the care of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Norman Roland Attebury
Norman Roland Attebury 84, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday September 24, 2017 in Saint Joseph. He was born February 7, 1933 in St. Joseph, Missouri son of the late Opal & Virgil Attebury. He married Madge Clark Attebury and she survives of the home. He worked at North Town Auction and was the owner operator of the N R Attebury Sod Company. He enjoyed tinkering with appliances in his retirement. Norman was preceded in death by his parents, son, Curtis Attebury, and step son, Joe Goin Jr., and his sister, Myrtle Hayes. He is survived by wife Madge Attebury of the home, sons, Norman Lee (Roxanne) Attebury, Mike (Mary) Attebury, and Mark Attebury all of Saint Joseph, MO, daughters, Debbie (Clarence) Cox, Bethany, MO, and Wendy Bray, Port Angeles, WA, step daughter, Debbie Weir, his special caregivers and grand daughters, Shelly Dulin, and Stacy Lucker, as well as other grandchildren, Megan, Kyle, Mark, Tyler, Donna, Felicia, Drew, Luke, Joey, Dana, Savannah, Austin, Christopher, Tanner, and numerous great grandchildren and friends. He will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. There are no scheduled visitation or funeral services at this time.
Pamela Louise Palmer
Pamela Louise Palmer 57, Plattsburg, Missouri died September 24, 2017. Born January 14, 1960 in St. Joseph. Preceded in death: husband, Fred Palmer, father, James White, mother & step father, Margaret (Wilber) Stains, brothers, Jimmy White, Michael Stains, step brothers, Larry & Steve Stains. Survivors: sisters, Vickie Clark, Crystal Stains. Cremation under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home, She will be buried with her husband at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Lois Marie (Wilson) Hager
Lois Marie (Wilson) Hager, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
She was born October 22, 1929 in Guilford, Missouri to Chester and Getha (Laughlin) Wilson.
Lois married James Hager September 30, 1950, he preceded her in death August 10, 1993.
She was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church, Beta Sigma Phi and Soroptomist International. Lois was an office manager at St. Joseph Memorial Park Cemetery for 46 years.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Cleo Dale Wilson; sister-in-law, Rosemary Wilson; brother-in-law, Afton Oliver. Survivors include brother, Arthur Wilson; nephews, David Oliver (Mary), Wayne Oliver, and Keith Johnson (Janet); niece, Shirley Oliver.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Friday, 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 Ashland United Methodist Church. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.