Bill R. Lee
Bill R. Lee 80, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at a St. Joseph health care center. He was born April 12, 1937 in St. Joseph, MO, son of the late Goldie and Wiley Lee. He worked at Wire Rope and Krause Milling. He enjoyed fishing, welding projects, building things like ferris wheels, airplane carts, and miniature trucks for the kids to ride, he also was an “Extra” in the movie Paper Moon, filmed in St. Joseph. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Adam Lee, brother, Joe Lee, sisters, Jonie Talbott, Doris Brown, and Barbara Badgett. Survivors include, daughter, Tammy (Robert) Cline, sons Roger and Bradley Lee all of St. Joseph, MO, 9 grandchildren, brother, George “Bud” Lee, and sister, Janet Savage of St. Joseph, MO.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Mr. Lee will be cremated following the funeral service, under the direction and care of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Bill Lee Memorial Fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home, in lieu of flowers.
Stephen Dale Jannings
Stephen Dale Jannings 69, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday January 28, 2018 in Saint Joseph health care center. He was born February 3, 1948 in Farmington, Iowa son of late Dale and Ruth Jannings, He worked for the Railroad, MFA and at the Buchanan County court house. He lived for golf, playing and watching it on TV. Stephen was preceded in death by parents, brothers, Larry and David Jannings. Survivors include wife, Wanda Jean Jannings, Saint Joseph, MO, son, Nick (Sarah) Jannings, step daughter, Jamie Tharp, step sons, John (Tiffany) Tharp, and James Tharp, 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchild. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Brandy Lyn Watts
Brandy Lyn Watts 28, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Monday January 29, 2018 at her home. She was born May 18, 1989 in Atchison, Kansas. She attended Elwood High School, and was a Homemaker. She loved spending time and taking care of her girls. Brandy was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Daryl Watts Sr. She is survived by mother and step father, Charlotte & Dean Berry, Wathena, KS, father, Mike Earl, daughters, Marianna Watts, and Passion Farmer, paternal grandparents, Gerald & Victoria Berry, maternal grandparents, Carolyn & Roland Bayer, St. Joseph, MO, brothers, Lakota (Tamara) Johnson, Colten Matthews, and Jayme Watts, sisters, Briana Rosene, Michelle and Laura Earl, uncles, Jimmy (Diane) Berry, Gene (Kate) Berry, Daryl Watts Jr., Ernest (Melissa) Bayer, and Brian (Andrea) Bayer, as well as numerous nieces & nephews. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Memorial Services following at 11 AM at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home following the services. Memorials are requested to the Brandy Watts Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com
Raymond Bosch, Jr.
When Thursday, February 8th, 2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm
LocationBecker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home
Address 800 Kansas Ave
Alice Anne Eaton
“It’s only me.Just called to see what you were doing.Call me when you get a chance. Love
This was the message my Grandma Alice always left for my Mom if no one could get to the
phone in time for her 7pm phone call everyday.
She was born Alice Anne Lotus on May 24, 1925. She married Albert Eaton October
13,1944. To this union 5 children were born. Alice Day, Ann Asani, Amy Monday, Albert Eaton
Jr. and son Allen Eaton ( deceased). She had a sister Louise, brother John and sisters Dorothy,
Barbara and Helen who are deceased.
She offered her smiles and love to her 13 grandchildren,14 great grandchildren, 2 great great
grandchildren.The giving of herself truly liberated her soul.
The first time I ever saw Grandma Alice was in the adoption video my mom and dad
made for me. “This is your family. Your cousins, aunt and grandma.” My mom said.From that
day forth she was my Grandma Alice. Yes, that was her full title according to me. As I write her
obituary, a gamut of emotions comes over me. I’ve started and stopped countless times to find
the best way to capture her essence. This Monday January 29, 2018 marks one week since
we’ve said goodbye. I’m still a bit confounded, but I think the best way is to share those
memories that bring a smile to my face.
This memory is entitled “ The Watchband”. This saga went on and off for a few years. I
remember taking trips to JcPenneys. Sometimes Grandma Alice would send Mom with a few
requests of her own or on many occasions Mom just wanted to get something nice something
for her mom. Her requests were very specific from shirts that shouldn’t be too big in the neck
and absolutely no v necks, to pants being the exact right length as to not look like high waters
when sitting down. Don’t get me wrong.She had every right to feel this way. We all want to look
good at the end of the day! So now the watchband. She had been needing a replacement of a
watch band. The specs were as follows down to color, shape, and even down to an ⅛” thick if
need be. After presenting her with any of these things, it never failed that she would say
something along those lines. “Ehhh, I don’t think it’s for me.” “ It don’t fit right,” “ It’s so big on
me.” or “ The color isn’t right.” So she would tell Mom to keep them or return them. Suffice it to
say,whenever going into town, as we call it around here in rural Kansas, was usually due to
returning things for Grandma Alice.I believe eventually the quest of the watch band was
abandoned and the search began for the perfect watch. The face not too big or small, the band
not to tight or thick etc…
The piles of “ Things Grandma Didn’t Want.” was taking up a bit of room in the closet
and various jewelry drawers. I began to believe that there was nothing Grandma Alice liked. It
became the ultimate game to me to see if she would keep something.I anxiously await and ask
Mom “ Did she like it?” Regardless, Mom was always thinking of her when we ventured out on
the town, and was always determined to get everything on her shopping list and more.
Grandma also had something to say about my hair. The curls, braids, barrets, perms,
headbands etc. We always get compliments on the way we look, but none were so genuine as
the way my Grandma Alice would say. “ Oh, I like your hair. Rahnishia. You always do you hair
so nice.” Then she would turn to mom and Dad and say.” She always does her hair so nice.
Always looking nice.” I truly believe I could come in with my head half shaved, and still my hair
would be “ Looking so nice.” The last comment she made on hair was on the way to the dining
hall at the nursing home.She turned to Mom and Dad and said,“ Rahnishia’s hair is so long.”
Moving on from my hair, Grandma Alice also had an affinity for an assortment of
chocolates and hard candies.Now, before you start making generalizations about the elderly
and hard candies, let me say Grandma Alice had a true liking for them. I digress. While
watching tv she would come across commercials with something new to try, and she would call
Mom. “Have you seen the new candy with the caramel inside or those ice cream bars with
double chocolate and gooey centers? Can you get me some?” Aside from these she was
always a connoisseur of those tiny little bottles of water and 7up, vanilla yogurt, unsweetened
applesauce and anything chocolate really like Ghirardelli, hershey, mints etc. These were
always the things we would bring to her at the nursing home. She always had this look of
genuine happiness when opening the bag to see what we had gotten her. Then she would ask
me to arrange them just so in her mini fridge, candy bowl and her secret snack drawer.
Grandma Alice also had a host of crossword puzzles that filled her bedside table. The cream of
the crop being her inclination for fish sandwiches from McDonald’s sometimes with cheese and
sometimes without. Then there were the strawberry milkshakes which became signature. If not
the fish, then always her milkshake.
Ok now, so the tears are welling up and it’s getting kind of hard to see the keyboard. As I
look over what I wrote, I’m thinking,“ Are these the things I want to say about my Grandma
Alice?” Shopping lists,bottles of water, watchbands, hard candies,comment on my hair,
McDonald’s and the like………
Yes, it is. These are the spectacular moments for me. These are when I can picture her
in her blouses that didn’t have too big of neck lines and were most certainly not v necks.Those
shirts of bright pinks, greens, and I can’t forget her festive vests for every season like Christmas,
Valentines Day and so forth! My cousins loved these! The sounds of the Walmart bags that held
her hard candies, chocolates, applesauce and bottles water as she opened them.The crinkling
of those McDonalds paper bags. The look on her face when she realized she was able to
replenish her stock of snacks she had stored by her chair and in her bottom left dresser drawer
where the tv was.I can hear her voice. “ Oh, well I don’t think it’s for me. It don’t fit right. It’s too
big on me. I’ve always wanted to try these. I saw them on tv. Rahnishia, how are you?” I can
see her as I open the door of her room sitting in her blue chair in the corner. The smiles she
willingly gives away when she sees it’s her family that’s come to see her.
The thing I loved sharing most with my Grandma Alice was music. She was so
supportive of my love for it. Whenever I’d visit, she would ask me about school,any new songs,
and how much she enjoyed hearing me. I would sing her a host of songs I had been working on
and the like, but her favorite was at Christmas.It became a thing that whenever I was there I
would serenade her with “Silver Bells”. Ring-a-ling can you hear them ring Grandma Alice?
In my last moments with her, we had shared songs together. Silver Bells of course and a
Negro Spiritual called “ Steal Away.”
“ …..Steal away. Steal away to Jesus. Steal away. Steal away home. I ain’t got long to
stay here. My lord calls me. He calls me by the thunder. The trumpets sound within my soul. I
ain’t got long to stay here.”
So Grandma Alice. “It’s only me.Just called to see what you were doing.Call me when
you get a chance. Love you.” xoxo
As per Alice and family wishes, private family services will be held at a later date.
Betty Jane Furber
Betty Jane Furber – St. Joseph, Missouri
Betty had a full life. Born during the Depression, September 3rd, 1930 on a farm in Springfield, Missouri to Oscar Benjamin Johnson and Ellen Ringenberg. Betty was the 5th of 6 children. Betty passed away Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at home.
Betty married Glenn Greenwood Furber in 1952. They lived in Clinton Mo. for 17 years. Betty and Glenn were blessed with two children, Joseph (Joe) Edward Furber (deceased) and a daughter Roberta Sue Butts.
Betty lived in Clinton, Missouri for 17 years then moved to Liberal, Kansas in 1976, to be near her brothers and sisters. In Liberal Betty owned and operated a successful travel agency for many years. Betty escorted tours to all 50 states & most of Europe, China, England, Ireland, Scotland & Finland. In 2001, Betty moved to St. Joseph, Missouri to be with her daughter Susie and family.
Betty enjoyed going to ballgames & joined Wesley United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working with the ladies at Wesley United Methodist Women’s group and teaching Bible Study.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her 5 siblings: brothers Roy and Ben Johnson and sisters Mary Ellen Alcorn, Dortha May Johnson, and Eva Lou Denton. Her son Joe also preceded her in death.
Betty is survived by her daughter Sue (Butts) Allgood and her husband Mike, grandson Michael Butts and great-grandson Dawson James Butts. Betty also had lots of nieces and nephews she loved dearly.
Betty had many friends. She was very much loved, and she will be greatly missed.
Memorial Services will be Thursday, February 1st 2018, 11:00 A.M. at the Wesley United Methodist Church in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Memorials: Any contributions go to Wesley Women to be shared in the Community. Wesley United Methodist Women’s Group, of Wesley United Methodist Church, Ajax & Pear Streets, St. Joseph, Mo.
Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Larry Dale Linville
Larry Dale Linville 80, of DeKalb, Missouri passed away Tuesday January 30, 2018 at the Cameron veterans home. He was born December 10, 1937 in DeKalb, Missouri son of the late Maxine & William Linville. He married Hazel Williams Linville in October 1959 and she survives of the home. He graduated from DeKalb High School 1956. and was a life long farmer. He served in the United States Navy and enjoyed spending time on the farm, reading, and was very active teaching Bible Study Class at the Cameron V.A.. He was a member of the DeKalb Christian Church. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Linda Payne. He is survived by wife, Hazel Linville, of the home, sons, Daniel (Meloni) Linville, Faucett, MO, Jeffrey Linville, Kansas City, MO, daughters, Christy (Darren) Weigel, De Kalb, MO, and Linda (Larry) Richardson, Camden Point, MO, grandchildren, Kerry (Scott) Tummons, Lesley (Jacob) Denny, Josh (April) Kolanchick, Brad (Tiffany) Costello, Josh (Angela) Linville, Stefanie (Mike) Wilkerson, Brandon Weigel, Rylee Weigel, Evan Linville, and Olivia Linville, 13 great grandchildren, brothers, Randy (Jeanette) Linville, DeKalb, MO, and Roger (Linda) Linville, Agency, MO, sister, Jerry Ann Frederick, Agency, MO. A Graveside memorial service will be held at a later date with Navy Military honors, at the Westlawn Cemetery, DeKalb, Missouri. He will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Christine Laneese (Neese) Hale
Christine Laneese (Neese) Hale, 49, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at her home in St. Joseph, MO. She was born June 20, 1968 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of Christine and Jim Hale. She attended Benton High School and later in life became a Reverend. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, reading her Bible, doing her hair and makeup, listening to her Papa talk about his cars, helping people with drug addictions, and supporting the LGBT community. She was a member of ROC Fellowship. Christine was preceded in death by father, Jim Hale, maternal grandmother, Alta Mackley, maternal grandfather, James Alsup, and paternal grandfather, Harvey Williams. Survivors include, mother and step father, Christine and Jack Reynolds of St. Joseph, MO, son, Steven (Joyce Fanning) Hale of St. Joseph, MO, daughter, Payton Hale of Saint Joseph, MO, brother, Jim (Betty) Hale, Jr. of St. Joseph, MO, brother, Jerry Ziolkowski of St. Joseph, MO, sister, Jamie Hale of St. Joseph, MO, sister, Pam (Roger) Murphy of St. Joseph, MO, sister, Carrie Rose of St. Joseph, MO, sister, Stormie (Ed) Webster of St. Joseph, MO, grandchildren, Jayven, Jasiah, Jezney Hale, paternal grandmother, Nadine Williams of St. Joseph, MO, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends, and her life partner, Haywood Jackson of the home.
Funeral service; 10:00 am, Saturday, Rupp Funeral Home, with Patrick Hall officiating The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Interment will be at King Hill Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Christine Hale Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home.