Thomas A. Bingaman
Thomas A. Bingaman 91, of St. Joseph, MO passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home. He was born August 12, 1926 in St. Joseph, MO, son of the late Linnie and Columbus Bingaman. He graduated from Benton High School and served in the United States Navy during WWII. He retired as a Meat Inspector with the United States Department of Agriculture. Tom was an avid fisherman, who enjoyed gardening and yard work, he was a devoted husband to his late wife Mary Alice (Smaich) Bingaman who passed away February 20, 2017. Tom was a member of St. James Holy Name Society, South St. Joseph Progressive Association, South Side Sertoma, and St. James Catholic Church. Preceding in death by are his wife, Mary Alice, his parents, sister, Geraldine (Joe) Dukes, two children, Lisa Ann and Timothy Bingaman. Survivors include a niece Janet Lewis of Scottsbluff, NE, sister in law, Angie (James) Deberry, Fairway, KS.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the St. James Catholic Church, Fr. Evan Harkins Celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm, Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the St. James Renovation fund.
Mary Ann Cunningham
Mary Ann Cunningham 73, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Saint Joseph, MO. She was born June 28, 1944 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Mary and Cecil Dennis. She married David Cunningham on November 23, 1991 and he survives of the home. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, fishing, and loved to collect noisy clocks, and was a member of the Solid Rock United Pentecostal Church. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Donald , Floyd and Orville Dennis, sisters, Kathryn Warren, Thelma Burke, and Audrey Snider, stepson, David Cunningham. Survivors include, husband, Morris David Cunningham of Saint Joseph, MO, daughters, Debbie L. Nickle (Ellen Woodbury) St. Joseph, MO, Kelly A. Nickle (Eric Hill), Kyle, TX, Connie Jo (Paul) Barrott, Carriere, MS, step daughters: Kimberlee Neukam, and Melisa Sue McKale all of St. Joseph, MO, 8 grandchildren, Aaron (Katie) Nickle, Jodie (Colten) Turner, Joshua & Jamie Shannon, and William, Andrew, Lillian, Abbigail Barrott, 3 great grandchildren, Ethan, Allie and Brooke Nickle, brothers, Clyde Dennis, St. Joseph, MO, Bobby Dennis, Faucett, MO, sisters, Floy Mae White, St. Joseph, MO, and Darlene Dennis, Elwood, KS., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am, on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 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 the Dearborn Cemetery. Memorials are requested to a charity of the donors choice. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Marilyn Kay Horner
Troy, Kansas – Marilyn Kay Horner, 71, of Troy, Kansas passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Marilyn was born on June 24, 1946 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Frank & Anna Jewell (Minton) Thompson.
She worked for D&G Restaurant for over 20 years, selling bingo cards for White Cloud Casino and owned and operated Rookies in Troy, Kansas.
Marilyn married Russell “Dean” Horner on August 9, 1969. He preceded her in death on May 22, 2017. She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Sandy Goltz & a sister, Joyce Holmes.
Survivors: son, Terry Horner (Amy) of Troy, Kansas
Brothers, Richard & Kenny Thompson of St. Joseph, Missouri
Grandchildren, Mitch Horner (Kelsey), Larissa Hoffman (Brandon), Brennan Wehner (Kelsie) & Tyler Horner.
Great-grandchildren, Alexis Horner, Allie Horner, Bosten Horner. Maddex Hoffman, Baily Hoffman, Braxton Hoffman & Oaklie Wehner.
Nieces & nephews
Funeral service: 9:00 A.M., Thursday, October 5, 2017.
At the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy, Kansas.
Visitation: 6-8 Wednesday evening at the funeral home, where friends may call after 1:00 P.M. Wednesday.
Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery, Troy, Kansas.
Memorials: Doniphan County American Legion Baseball
Benjamin A. Glick
Benjamin A. Glick, 72, Albany, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, Missouri.
He was born August 31, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri to Leland and Violette (Findley) Glick. The family moved to San Mateo, California in 1959 where his father worked for TWA.
Benjamin was a member of the International Alliance of Theatre Stage Employees (IATSE) in San Jose, California before his retirement in 2015. Prior to that he worked for Calma Co.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Aaron Glick.
Survivors include brother, Bill Glick (Lorraine), San Jose, California; sister, Carolyn Dobbins (Tim), Capitola, California; nephews, Christopher, Tim; nieces, Meme, Cathy, Darla; great nephews, Jasper, Jake and great niece Violet.
Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Gregory E. “Greg” Leslie
Gregory E. “Greg” Leslie, 58, Country Club, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from late stage pancreatic cancer diagnosed in early July 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born February 4, 1959 to Phillip E. and K. Mardine (Denger) Leslie at Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa. Greg was raised in Perry where he attended grade school, the Dawson, Iowa 5th grade school, and then completed Junior High School in Perry. He graduated from Perry Community High School in 1977. After high school he enrolled in the University of Iowa and graduated in 1981 with a B.S. degree in Political Science. Greg was a loyal Hawkeye fan and was often referred to as Mr. Hawkeye as he proudly sported the black and gold and cruised around in what he commonly referred to as the “Hawkeye” Jeep.
After college, Greg was employed with the City of Iowa City, Iowa in 1982 in the transit division as a bus operator and was later promoted and served as an Operations Supervisor. In 1988 Greg took a position with ATE/Ryder Management and Service Company where he was hired as an Associate. He was later appointed the Assistant General Manager for the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District, in Peoria, IL. In 1991, he was appointed the Transit General Manager for the City of St. Joseph, MO. He served in this capacity for 6 years. He also served as Secretary of the Missouri Public Transit Association in 1996 & 1997. In 1998, he accepted a position with Shelter Insurance Companies as a Property Casualty resident adjuster. Mr. Leslie remained employed by Shelter Insurance as a resident Auto Adjuster until the time of his death. Greg was also a member of the St. Joseph Host Lions Club where he went through the chairs as a 1st and 2nd Vice President and then President.
Greg was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, his parents; brother, Warren A. Leslie, and beloved companion of twelve years, his floppy eared Schnauzer, Sox.
He dearly loved his son, Paul and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, who blessed him with two beautiful grandchildren, Zoey and Stephen.
Greg was an avid sports enthusiast but was especially fanatic about his beloved Hawkeyes and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
Survivors include his son, Paul Leslie (Elizabeth), Country Club Village, MO; grandchildren, Zoey and Stephen Leslie; brother, Dennis Leslie (Susan), Perry, Iowa; brother, Lynn Leslie (Sarah), Garrettsville, OH; sister, Kita Goodson (James), Clive, IA; former wife, Mary Dean, Andrew County, MO; and dear friend, Kathie Lawrence, St. Joseph, MO.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will gather with friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family requests donations in remembrance of Greg to be made to the St. Joseph Host Lions Club and/or the University of Iowa Foundation. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Ralph V. Beahm
Ralph V. Beahm, from the St. Joseph and Kansas City areas died
Sunday at the age of 94.
Born in Huntley, NE he was raised on the family farm and played
sports, earning all-state in high school football.
Ralph served in the Army Air Corp from 1942-1946 then began work
for the Lipton Tea Co followed by sales roles at Bevington Wholesale
Beverage in NE and IA.
In 1948 Ralph married Marcella Chase from Logan, IA. They moved to
Kansas City where Ralph worked for Bevington & Basile Wholesale.
Ralph coached little league baseball, was a Boy Scout leader,
served on the Mission, KS planning board and was an elder at Southridge
Presbyterian in Roeland Park, KS.
In 1976 he moved to St. Joseph, Mo, and worked as manager of K&B
Beverage Distributing Co. He later worked for Midland Bottling Co and
then St. Joseph Beverage. In total Ralph worked for over 55 years in the
beverage industry. He was a humble man, loved his family, and truly
enjoyed his friendships with customers over the years.
Ralph was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 396
and 11, and member of the VFW, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Moila
Ralph was proceeded in death by his parents, Orley and Mertie;
brothers, Willard, Lloyd, Lester and Merle; and his loving wife Marcella,
Ralph is survived by son Cliff (Connie); grandson, Jason;
granddaughter, Jenna, great-grandaughter Parker; and son Bruce (Joan);
grandsons, Alex and Kevin.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home &
Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with
friends 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home &
Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Ralph’s
honor to The Salvation Army. Online guest book and obituary at