Gary Dean Roberts
Gary Dean Roberts 65, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born December 29, 1951 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He enjoyed playing pool, watching the KC Chiefs, horses, dogs, and all animals. He also enjoyed hanging out with friends and remembering old times. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Edward Ernest Roberts, mother, Ella Louise Roberts, great-granddaughter, Raina Skeen, and brother, Jerry Lee Roberts. He is survived by daughter, Carrie Roberts (Greg Wright), son John Roberts, brothers; Larry Kerns, and Carl, 5 Grandchildren, Bobby, Luke, and Kyla Watson, Joshua Roberts, and Julia Snyder, Roommate and good friend, Sean Fisk, and sister, Nancy Rullman of St. Joseph, MO. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Gary D Roberts Memorial Fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Jay Junior Riddle
Jay Junior Riddle 58, Saint Joseph, Missouri died Tuesday December 5, 2017. Born January 12, 1959, King City, MO. Preceded in death by father, J.C. Riddle, mother, Erma Webster. Survivors include son, Jay (Ann) Riddle Jr., daughter, Jalyne Brown, 6 grandchildren, sisters, Julie Miles, Robin Riddle, and Jessica Brown, brothers, Rodney, Tom, Curtis, and Louis Riddle. Cremation 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
Anna Marie Johnson
Anna Marie Johnson 57, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday December 3, 2017 at her home. She was born September 26, 1960 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She graduated from Central High School, and worked at area nursing homes as a CNA. She was a Baptist. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Johnson Sr. and her father John F. Wilson Sr. Survivors include mother, Shirley A Wilson, daughter Danielle (Steven) Owens, son, Jason Laughlin, 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Leonard F Wilson, and John F. Wilson, all of St. Joseph, as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Ms. Johnson will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Trudy Gay Muff
Trudy Gay Muff 66, Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Saint Joseph. She was born October 8, 1951. Preceded in death by husband, Roger. She will be cremated under the care of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at a later date. Memorials are requested to the Trudy Muff Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home.
Daniel Lee Smith
Daniel Lee Smith, 60 of Effingham KS, passed away unexpectedly on December 7, 2017.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday, December 14, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, with Fr. Benjamin Tremmel, OSB as celebrant. Interment of cremated remains will follow at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM with visitation following until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to (TBD, Please check back) and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, who has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Daniel was born on May 28, 1957, in Atchison, KS, the son of Lowell and Jeanette (Gibson) Smith. Dan was a farmer and caretaker for his mother. He also worked as a Security Guard for Golden Eagle Casino. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He had a passion for cooking and eating, enjoyed time with his small dogs and working on cars. He took delight in watching documentaries, he took any chance he could to learn something new. Daniel would fix anything that needed fixing and had a great time doing it. This loving man also adored spending time with his grandchildren. Dan will be remembered as a very selfless, kind hearted man.
Daniel married Jacqueline Frost on February 8, 1996, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include two daughters Sarah (Beau) Sigrist of Platte City, MO, and Libby Smith of the home, a brother, Bob (Tanya) Hudson of Larkinburg, KS, sister Margaret McDonald of Arrington, KS, grandchildren Ethan and Rachel Eaton, William Bindel, Ava, Audrey and Harper Sigrist and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a son Jared Bindel.
Eldon Ray Wehking
Eldon Ray Wehking, 80 of Lancaster, KS passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 8, 2017.
He was born October 4, 1937 to Elsie Dorssom Wehking and Gilbert Wehking in Lancaster, KS where he lived in virtually the same location his entire life. He attended Old Huron Elementary School and was a graduate of the final graduating class of Huron High School. Eldon had a passion for farming and was the third generation in a five-generation farm. Over the years, Eldon and his sons and grandsons developed the farm into Wehking and Sons.
He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lancaster and had served on the church council. He also served on the Atchison County Co-op Board and the Huron Cemetery Board.
He married Carol Lockwood on November 26, 1961. He is survived by his son Todd (Jayne) Wehking, grandchildren Courtney (Joe) Klepees, Matt (Jake) Wisdom, Collin Wehking, Troy Wehking, Austin (Mariah) Gibson, great-grandson Nash Gibson, sisters Marilyn (Larry) Jacobson, Dorothy (Pat) Vercauteren, and several nieces and nephews.
Eldon was always happy to assist neighboring friends and farmers with labor, machinery, and his mechanical skills. He exemplified a quality that is rare in society today, and as a lifelong member of the community was well respected. Ray was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor, and his infectious smile was loved by many. He was an avid dog lover and owned many dogs throughout his life. He is survived by his beloved Yorkie, Bo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie and Gilbert Wehking, wife Carol Wehking, son Chris Wehking, daughter Lisa Wilson and son in law James Wilson and a sister Grace Welch.
Graveside service and burial will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Huron Cemetery, with Rev. Jeff Cochran officiating. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Atchison Hospice and may be left in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, who has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.