Michael S. Oswalt
Michael S. Oswalt, 60, of Atchison, KS, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Medicalodge of Atchison.
Michael was cremated. A visitation will be held from Noon until 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home.
Michael was born on May 6, 1957 in Topeka, Kansas the son of Emmett K. and Mary Patricia ‘Tish’ McKee Oswalt. Michael attended St. Benedict’s Elementary School and graduated from Maur Hill Prep School in 1975. Michael worked as a skilled brick layer his entire adult life and his craftmanship is found in buildings all over in the Atchison, St. Joseph, and Kansas City, MO areas. Mike was an Eagle Scout and he enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Mike and Lori Jones were married on August 14, 1999 in Atchison, KS.
Michael is survived by a son, Matthew Wayne Oswalt, Effingham, KS; step-son, Tobin Ford, Effingham; step-daughter, Elizabeth (James) Vieyra, Hutchinson, KS; six brothers, David Oswalt, Leavenworth, KS; Kelly Oswalt, St. Joseph, MO; Jerome Oswalt, Dearborn, MO; Owen Oswalt and Brian (Amy) Oswalt, both of Atchison; Chris (Shelley) Oswalt, Platte City, MO; four sisters, Diane (Mike) Perkins, Atchison; Patty (Jim) Blevins, Highland, KS; Marcia Collins and Amy (Mark) Peters, both of Leavenworth, KS; and his caregivers, Jay and Sidwell Jones, Atchison.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Tish Oswalt; a nephew, Jerome Oswalt.
Tamiki Rae Santos-Olsen
Tamiki Rae Santos-Olsen 40, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 in a Kansas City, MO hospital. She was born January 22, 1977 in St. Joseph, MO. She graduated from Central High School 1995 and attended Missouri Western State University. She married Jill Perry on 1/17/2014 and she survives of the Home. She worked at Southwest Airline for 13 years in many jobs, and as a customer service representative. She loved art and music, and attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Tamiki was preceded in death by paternal Grandmother, Rosa Santos. Survivors include, wife Jill of the Home, father, Ray Santos, mother Tammy Santos, maternal grandparents, John & Connie McGarry, all of St. Joseph, daughter, Noelani Olsen, son, Noah Olsen, In laws, Jim & Linda Perry, St. Joseph, MO, sister, Tyiese Santos, St. Joseph, MO, niece, Destiny Santos-Hunter, and nephew, Daelan Santos-Hunter and her former husband and father of their children Kevin Olsen.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm, on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Pastor Andy Campbell officiating, The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery, DeKalb, MO. Memorials are requested to the Olsen Childrens education fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Jaycob Dalton Mulanax Pe Nosh Wah
TOPEKA – Jaycob Dalton Mulanax, Pe Nosh Wah, died Sunday, December 24, 2017.
He was born December 14, 1993 in Topeka, the son of Gary and Lori Roberts Mulanax. He graduated from Rossville High School in 2012.
Jaycob loved working outdoors and had been a foreman with Luxury Lawn and Landscape in Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Irvan and Janet Mulanax, and his great grandma, Vena Mae Thompson.
Survivors include his father, Gary Mulanax and wife Shelly, Hoyt, his momma, Lori Roberts, Topeka, grandparents, Kenneth and Marilyn Roberts, Burlingame, two sisters, Madison Mulanax, Topeka and April Melton, Osage City, two step brothers, Dalton Quimby and Wyatt Lickteig, both of Topeka, three nieces, Trinaty and Caydance Eastman, and Kensley McAvoy and a nephew, Kamdyn Melton.
Cremation is planned. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Friday, December 29th at the Citizens Potawatomi Community Building in Rossville, followed by a Memorial Service at noon. Memorials are suggested to the Jaycob Mulanax Memorial Fund in care of Envista Credit Union in Topeka. Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt is assisting the family.
Rose Marie Erickson
Wathena, Kansas Rose Marie Erickson, 53, of Wathena, Kansas passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017.
Rose was born on June 26, 1964 in Nodaway County, Missouri to Mickey & Delores J. (Buckley) Rhyne.
Rose was kind, caring & giving spirit, who never met a stranger. She was a giver by nature & would go without to help anyone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Tracy Jones Jr., sisters-in-law, Sarah Steele & Sue Erickson, & brothers-in-law, Harold & Sonny Erickson & Foster mother, Crystal Brown.
Survivors: Daughter, Ashley Erickson Trotter, Kansas City, Missouri
Son, Rhyne Marceau, Wathena, Kansas
Step daughters, Tammy Twyford (Norm)
Pamela Crockett (Ted)
Step-sons, Byron Shelton
Damiean Erickson (Mona)
Sister, Tessie Mauzey (Butch)
Brother, Randy Hayward (Vicki)
Best friend & life companion, Melvin Erickson
Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Multiple foster brothers & sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.
Memorial Service: 2 P.M. Saturday, January 6, 2018
At the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena, Kansas.
There is no scheduled visitation.
Inurnment at a later date.
Memorials: Rose Marie Erickson Memorial Fund.
Francis Lou “Fran” (Reynolds) Perkins
St. Joseph, Missouri Frances Lou “Fran” (Reynolds) Perkins, 86, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at her home.
Fran was born on February 7, 1931 in Forest City, Missouri to Ralph & LaVera M. (Hayes) Reynolds.
She was a member of the Brookdale Presbyterian Church of St. Joseph, Missouri.
Fran married John T. Perkins Jr. on April 2, 1952 in Hopkins, Missouri. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jackie Hunziger.
Survivors: daughters; Pamela J. (Charles) Clibon of Helena, Missouri;
Daphni (Azhar) Ishak of Bartlett, Tennessee;
Son, John (Jennifer) Perkins of St. Joseph, Missouri;
11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren & 6 great-great-grandchildren;
Sisters; Bobbie Graham of St. Joseph, Missouri;
LaVona Worley of Forest City, Missouri.
Funeral Service: Saturday, December 30, 2017 – 1:00 P.M.
At the Brookdale Presbyterian Church in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Visitation: family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral at the church (12 Noon till 1). Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena, Kansas in charge of arrangements.
Burial: Craig Cemetery in Craig, Missouri.
Michael “Crazy” David Gillispie
Michael ” Crazy” David Gillispie 55, of St. Joseph, MO., passed away Thursday December 28, 2017. He was born November 17, 1962 in Atchison, Kansas son of the late Mary Sue & Richard Gillispie. He married Debbie Blanton on December 23, 1994, in St. Joseph, MO. He graduated from Benton High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his grandmother Pearl McAdams who raised him in the home. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors. He is survived by wife Debbie of the home, daughters, Devin (Austin) Riggs, Country Club, MO, Maycee Blanton, son, Keenan Blanton both of St. Joseph, MO, grandchildren: Delaney, Hudson, and Laurel Riggs, and Nova Pearl McDowell, as well as several nieces and a nephew. The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Friday, December 29, 2017, with memorial services following at 7:00pm at the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Mike Gillispie memorial fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com