Clifford Dwayne Snodgrass
STEWARTSVILLE,MO – Clifford Dwayne Snodgrass,84, of Stewartsville, passed away January 23, 2018 at his home.
Clifford was born December 11, 1933 in Logan, Kansas to Leonard and Inez (Minor) Snodgrass. He graduated from Troy, Kansas High School and had lived most of his life in Wathena and Troy, Kansas. Clifford had also lived in Rushville, Weatherby, Cameron and settled in Stewartsville, Missouri where he grew fruits and vegetables.
He is a member of the Osborn Baptist Church in Osborn, Missouri and the Missouri Vegetable Growers Assn, which he helped to organize.
Clifford married Erma Sharp on December 24, 1952 in Burr Oak, Kansas. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Cecil, Vearl, Russell, Clarence, a sister, Ella Mae.
Additional survivors include; his kids, Jane Juhl (David) of Wathena, Kansas
Peggy Monk (George) Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Clifton Snodgrass (Michelle) of Jamestown, North Carolina
Gail Dennis of St. Joseph, Missouri
Brothers; Walt, Virgil “Butch” and William Snodgrass
Sisters; Neva Moore, Phyllis Sharp and June Benson
13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, Curtis and Chris Sharp
numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
FUNERAL: Friday, January 26, 2018 – 10:30 A.M.
At: Harman Rohde Funeral Home – Wathena, Kansas
Visitation: family will receive friends Thursday evening 6-8 at the funeral home.
Memorials: Kidney Foundation or Missouri Vegetable Growers Assn.
Bernadine “Bernie” M. Masters
TROY,KANSAS – Bernadine M. “Bernie” (Ford) Masters, 84, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at her home on the farm in rural Troy, KS. Bernie was born on July 4, 1933, to E.B. and Marie (Ohl) Ford. Bernie married Jack Masters on October 26, 1953, in Doniphan, KS. Jack preceded her on February 11, 2010.
She had worked at a bank in Atchison then went to work at the Doniphan County Treasurer’s Office and retired after 25 years in 2012.
Bernie was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and St. Charles Altar Society of Troy, Happy Times Homemakers, and an avid supporter of the Troy Boosters Club and KSU Wildcats. Baking pies (Pecan) & cookies (Chocolate Chip) was something she perfected and delighted in sharing with many others. She also was a big supporter of Hallmark by way of the 1,000’s of greeting cards she sent to family and friends.
Bernie was also preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Judith Masters, a sister, Mary Elizabeth, 2 great-grandchildren, and brother-in-law, Loren Edge.
Bernie is survived by her six children – Beth Fischer (Jim) of Falls City, Nebraska;
David Masters (Linda) of Troy;
Cyndy Nelthorpe (Mark) of Hemet, California;
Michael Masters (JoAnn) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
Pat Masters (Barby) of Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia;
Debbie Campbell (Paul) of Overland Park, KS. ;
18 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way.
A brother, Dennis Ford (Carolyn) of Wathena, KS,
2 sisters, Florence Edge of Omaha, Nebraska;
Kitty Nourie (Robert) of Doniphan, KS.;
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She is remembered by many because she was loved by many.
MASS: Monday, January 29, 2018, 10:00 A.M., at St. Charles Catholic Church in Troy, KS.
Rosary will be held Sunday 3:00 PM at St. Charles Catholic Church in Troy with visitation following. Friends may call after 2:00 Saturday, at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home, Troy.
Memorials: Jack and Bernadine Masters Memorial Scholarship
or St. Charles Catholic Church
Julie Ann Asher
Julie Ann Asher 45, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. MO. She was born January 6, 1973 in Whitesville, MO, daughter of Ann and Franklin Anderson, of Whitesville, MO. She graduated from King City High School and married Truman Asher on August 31, 1991 and he survives of the home. She worked at Mosaic life care hospital as a Patient Care Associate, and at the Shady Lawn Nursing home for several yeas. She loved flowers and enjoyed going to the car dirt track races with her family. Julie was preceded in death by nephew, Rodney Mautino. Survivors include, her parents, husband, Truman Asher III, son, Justin Asher (Sabrina Cable), Faucett, MO, daughter, Jessica Asher, St. Joseph, MO, grandson, Brayden Royce, sisters, Chris (Willy) Mautino, Whitesville, MO, Carol (Todd) Weddle, King City, MO, and Rachelle (Rob Maxon) Anderson, Rea, MO, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services: 10 am Saturday, January 27, 2018, Pastor JoAnn Springs officiating, The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 pm friday at the Rupp Funeral Home.
the Interment will be at the Whitesville Cemetery, Whitesville, MO. Memorials are requested to the Multiple Sclerosis association.
Ronald “Ron” Rose
Ronald “Ron” Rose 85, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at his home. He was born October 16, 1932 in Kirksville, MO, son of the late Adeline and Guerney Rose. He graduated from Benton High School 1950 and attended St. Joseph Junior College. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He worked at Stockyards for many years then retired from Missouri Gas Energy after 25 years of service. He loved golf and was a member of Fairview, working as a Marshall for many years. He also loved to play pitch, and was a Christian. Ron was preceded in death by wife, Nellie Ann Rose, his parents, and daughter, Paula Krump. Survivors include, sons, Scott Rose, Saint Joseph, MO, and Paul (Jenny) Rose of Papillon, NE, a daughter, Jennifer (David) Halter, St. Joseph, MO, 7 grandchildren, and special friend and caretaker Penny Wingard and her children, Bailey, Allie and Elliott.
Funeral services: 2:00 pm, Friday, January 26, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, with David Mejia officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Fillmore Cemetery. Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers, Friends of the Shelter.
Harry “Pee Wee” Jones
Harry “PeeWee” Jones 62, of Agency, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at his home. He was born May 26, 1955 in St. Joseph, MO, son of Dorothy and Harry Jones. He was retired. Harry was preceded in death by wife, Margaret Jones, parents, sister, Margaret Rauch. Survivors include, brother, Gary (Sharon) Jones of Agency, MO, brother, Roger (Judy) Jones of Gower, MO, brother, Dewayne (Sheryl) Jones of Stanberry, MO, sister, Beverly Nolan of St. Joseph, MO, friend, Frankie Gibson, several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. James Barnett officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Inurnment will be at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery at a later date.
Anna Rachel Sowers
Anna Rachel (VanHorn) Sowers, 97, of Atchison, KS died Monday, January 22, 2018 at her home.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, Jan. 27th, 2018 at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Hansen officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Friday, Jan. 26th, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are requested to the Carol Baptist Church Mission Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Anna was born on Jan. 28, 1920 in Atchison Kansas the daughter of Robert L. and Clara Paulina Anna (Teichmann) VanHorn. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was the oldest member of the Carol Baptist Church, Atchison and enjoyed crocheting, doing cross word and word search puzzles, playing the guitar and gardening. She had formerly attended the East Side Baptist Church, St. Joseph, MO for several years. Anna had been born again as a Christian in 1947 and was saved listening to “Back to the Bible” under Theodore Epp.
She was married to James B. Sowers, Jr. on Sept. 10, 1940. Mr. Sowers preceded her in death on Mar. 29, 1978. Additional survivors include three sons, Bradley K. (Sharon) Sowers, Atchison, KS, David L. (Debbie) Sowers, St. Joseph, MO, Jerry D. Sowers, Atchison, KS, and two daughters, Anna M. (Harvey) Montgomery, Elkton, SD, and Nancy L. (Delbert) Klassen, Bingham Lake, MN , a sister, Stella Carr, Atchison, KS, fourteen grandchildren, thirty-five great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Her parents, husband, a son, Neal D. Sowers, two brothers, Charlie and Arthur VanHorn and three sisters, Pearl Lentz, Ellen Riddle, and Cora Thorpe, two grandchildren, Lawrence A. Klassen and Martha E. Ellis preceded her in death.
Jean Bailey, 66 of Atchison, KS passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at her residence.
Memorial service will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Atchison United Methodist Church, with Rev. Nancy J Kollhoff, officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date in Round Prairie Cemetery, Atchison, KS. Family will receive friends prior to from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Church. Memorials are suggested to Atchison United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS, who has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Jean was born May 17, 1951, in Leavenworth, KS the daughter of Raymond and Mary (Hundley) Bailey. She returned to Atchison in 1957 and graduated from Atchison High School, and was active in the marching band. She attended the University of Kansas and Emporia State University having earned two masters in reading and library science. Jean worked for Atchison Unified School District as a reading specialist and librarian for more than forty years and the Cray Museum in the gift shop. She was a member of the Atchison United Methodist Church, and several Atchison bell choirs, the KU Alumni Association and a lifetime member of the Sierra Club.
Survivors include a brother Lawrance and his wife Joyce Bailey, San Diego, CA, an aunt, Ethel Hundley, Atchison, KS, two nieces, Mary and Paulina Bailey, San Diego, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Shirley Maye Pantle
Shirley Maye Pantle, 82, of Nortonville, KS, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the FW Huston Senior Living, Winchester, KS.
A private family memorial service has been held and burial at Nortonville Cemetery, Nortonville, KS. Memorials are suggested to the FW Huston Senior Living, Winchester, KS and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Shirley was born on August 29, 1935, in Mclouth, KS, the daughter of Harold and Myrtle (Meyers) King. She worked for Atchison and Horton Garment Factories, and Golden Star as a mop maker. Shirley was member of the United Methodist Church in Nortonville, KS. She enjoyed cooking, sewing quilts, drawing and doll making.
Shirley married John Pantle on October 4, 1956, he survives of the home. Additional survivors include a daughter, Bonnie and Darwin Marks, St. Joseph, MO, two sons; Mark and Sarah Pantle, Nortonville, KS, Faron and Sandra Pantle, Nortonville, KS, a brother, Richard King, Fall City, NE, three sisters, Debbie King, Hiawatha, KS, Nancy Scherer, Atchison, KS, Barbara Keifer, Atchison, KS, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Robert King and a sister, Elizabeth Bertels.
Terri Marie Marsh
Terri Marie Marsh 60, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday January 23, 2018 at Mosaic lifecare hospital. She was born September 26, 1957 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She graduated from Winnetonka High School, and worked at Patterson Aircraft in California, Snorkel, and Southbelt Walmart. Terri was very artistic, and loved jammin to Madonna, Johnny Cash, and Tom Jones, she also loved dressing up like a witch for her nieces and nephews, and she will be missed by her kitty’s. Terri was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Homan, step father, Sam Marsh I, mother, Carol Marsh, brother, Jerry Homan, and great niece, Yoselyn Adilene Presto. She is survived by son, Samuel Marsh III, of the home, sister, Toni Presto, St. Joseph, MO, brother Danny Homan, former husband, Samuel Marsh II, nephews, Joseph, Justin, Jerry (Luz) Presto, nieces, Jordan (Tad) Rose, Ashleigh (Drew) Mantlo, as well as several, great nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and her best friend, Julie Smith. She will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials services will be held at a later date. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com
Arthur Wayne Long
Arthur Wayne Long, 64, of Leavenworth, KS formerly of Atchison died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Medicalodge of Leavenworth.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM on Monday, Jan. 29th, 2018 at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Achievement Services and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com
Wayne was born on March 16, 1953 in Neosho, MO the son of Bobby D. and Anna (Carterman) Long. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1971. He worked as an attendant for his father’s service station, Hudson Service, in Winthrop, MO. He later worked for Achievement Services, Atchison from 1980-1997.
Survivors include several aunts, uncles and cousins, and his guardian and care giver, Jerry Henry, His parents, and a brother, Jerry Long preceded him in death.
Louis Leon Cruse
Louis Leon Cruse was born in Sparks, Kansas to Isaac Leonard Cruse and Fannie Lee (Hammond) Cruse on July 04, 1919. He went to be with his Lord January 22, 2018, at the age of 98.He attended school in Sparks until the 9th grade and then went to work in the tobacco fields to help his father support the family until he joined the CC Camp in 1936.
In March 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he became a motor sergeant in the all black 9th Calvary Regiment of the 2nd Calvary Division. He was soon promoted to the mechanized unit where at 22 years old he was in charge of a fleet of army trucks which transported supplies to the front lines in World War II. Louis was one of the nation’s surviving Buffalo Soldiers.
On May 10, 1947 Louis was married to Ruth Anna Augusta Foster (deceased Jan 2008) and to this union was born a daughter, Frances A. Coffee and a son, Nolan L. Cruse, Sr. (deceased Oct 2013).
His work experience included working for farmers, Armour Meatpacking, General Motors and the VA until his retirement in 1983. After retirement he worked at the bank as a part-time courier in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Louis joined White Cloud Church of God in Christ in 1947. He faithfully attended as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent for many years. Louis was a very talented guitar player and loved to play in church. Louis also had a deep love for mechanics and cars.
Left to cherish his memories are his daughter, Frances Coffee; (Wilbur Coffee, Jr.), granddaughters, Catherine Hopkins, Melanie Coffee Hesselberg; grandson, Nolan L. Cruse, Jr.; great-granddaughter Jasmine Coffee and great-grandsons Adrian Coffee, Logan Hesselberg and Ethan Hesselberg. Siblings: Virgil Cruse, Norma Shane, Priscilla Kirby and June Gaskins; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many relatives and friends. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday February 3, 2018 with family visiting with friends at 9:00 a.m. at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th St., Hiawatha, Ks. Military Honors a courtesy of the Brown County Veterans Honor Guard. A light lunch will follow the celebration. Burial services will follow at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sunset Memory Gardens, 16731 Springdale Road, Leavenworth, KS 66048.
Berea A. Nigus
Berea A. Nigus, 101, of Maple Grove Apartments of Hiawatha, went to be with her Lord Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Hiawatha Community Hospital.
She was born October 6, 1916, at Leona, the daughter of Boyd and Grace Davis Gentzler and lived in the northeast Kansas area all of her life. Berea graduated from Leona, High School in 1934 and married Donald F. Nigus, October 24, 1936, in Leona.
Berea was a lifelong member of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, and belonged to the Hiawatha Christian Church for the past 40 years, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, and belonged to CWF of the church.
Berea held many positions throughout her lifetime. Some of them included lunchroom cook at Everest Grade School, clerk in Lynch Mercantile in Everest, and Everest Sundries. She was also a cook at the Hiawatha Infirmary, Horton Hospital, and Maple Leaf Restaurant in Hiawatha. However, her favorite position was Grandma.
Berea was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; Allen Gentzler, Beatrice(Gentzler) Fredrick, and Ben Gentzler; her husband Don F. Nigus; son David A. Nigus; daughters-in-law Nancy (Brunner) Nigus, Patricia (Koelliker) Nigus; son-in-law Roger Marquis; grandsons James Weiland, Gary Nigus and Ricky Nigus.
She is survived by a son Don L. Nigus of Hiawatha; daughter Ann (Nigus) Marquis of Topeka; grandchildren; Phillip (Tammy) Nigus, Lisa (Terry) Weiland, Lynn Rupe, Lori (Gary) Snavely, Brenda Nigus (Jeff) Donley), Mike (Missy) Nigus, Scott (Andrea) Marquis, and Amy (Michael) Ellis; and granddaughters-in-law Cathy Nigus and Laurice Nigus, both of Hiawatha. Grandma Berea has 26 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Berea’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha, where the family will meet one hour prior to services. Shane Spangler will officiate. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, north of Leona.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St. Hiawatha. 66434.