Dennis Allen Gibson
Dennis “Den-Boy” Allen Gibson 58, of Agency, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. He was born November 21, 1959 in Agency, MO, son of Rita and Franklin “Bud” Gibson. He graduated from Mid Buchanan Class of 1978, He worked at Coca-Cola and D & D Pallet and retired from the GM plant in Kansas City, upon its closing, as a Certified fork lift driver. He enjoyed Tractor pulls, working on his truck, being outside, was loved by everyone, he was a member of the Agency Christian Church. Dennis was preceded in death by father, Franklin “Bud” Leroy Gibson, brothers, Richard Gibson, and R.D. “Bo” Gibson, and sister Jackie Sue Gibson. Survivors include, son, Justin “Bub” Gibson, daughter, Tasha Gibson both of Agency, MO, mother, Rita Pauline Gibson, Agency, MO, great nephew, Tatum Shelter, several nieces and nephews, brothers, Frank Gibson, Agency, MO, David (Holly) Gibson, Napa, ID, and Ray Gibson, Agency, MO, sisters, Teresa Goldizen, Tammy Shelter, Faucett, MO, and Brenda Severson of Bend, OR.
Funeral services: 10:00 am, Friday, February 9, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Rev. James Barnett officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Dennis Gibson Memorial Fund, in care of the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Frank L. Schuetz
Frank L. Schuetz, 73, died early Monday morning February 5, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Funeral Services are planned for 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 9, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha, with Pastor Rich Lehmkuhl, of the Eternal Hope Worship Center. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services.
Frank was born at Falls City, Nebraska, November 21, 1944, the son of the late Theodore and Lena Durfey Schuetz. He grew up at Falls City where he attended school. Growing up in the community he was active delivering newspapers, worked in the grocery stores, always had a job doing something. Frank did road construction a short time before going to work for Wilde Tool Co. in Hiawatha for 12 years. He worked for 25 years for Hammersmith Manufacturing in Horton before retiring in 2012.
Frank enjoyed wood working. He and Norma enjoyed watching football games together.
Frank married Norma Buckminster, February 3, 1963 in Falls City. They have made Hiawatha their home nearly all of their life where they raised their family. Together, they operated Walt & Jane’s Tavern in Hiawatha for 4 years. Norma survives.
Also surviving is a son Alan Schuetz (Connie) of Illinois; a son-in-law Roy Hartley of Hiawatha; two granddaughters: Emily and Kayla; 3 great-grandchildren, Kolby, Karter, and Korrie. A sister JoAnn Massey of Robinson, also survives.
Frank was also preceded in death by his daughter Paula Hartley; siblings, Bill, Jimmy, Gene, and Susie Elliott.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Frank Schuetz Memorial Fund, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.
Marvin Eugene Seager, Sr.
Marvin Eugene Seager, Sr., 82, Atchison, KS, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday, February 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Fr. Jeremy Heppler, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM, Thursday, February 8, 2018 with visitation following to 8:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Food for the Poor and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer- Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Marvin was born February 26, 1935 in Atchison, KS, the son of Cyril and Edith (Gerardy) Seager. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1952 and served in the Army Reserves for six years. Marvin was a letter carrier for United States Postal Service for twenty-four and half years. He was a member of St. Benedict Parish, the Knights of Columbus, having served as PTO President on the Sacred Heart Church council during the consolidating of schools, the Letter Carriers Union, serving as the union secretary and shop steward for a number of years. Marvin enjoyed woodworking, having built his own home, furniture, toys. He also enjoyed yard work, traveling with family, serving as the Flyswatter Camping Club President.
Marvin married Edonna “Jane” Grand Pre on January 12, 1957, at Sacred Heart Church, Atchison, KS, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include three daughters; Marla (Luke) Jesnowski, Atchison, KS, Donna (Mike) Reno, Topeka, KS, Laura (Mike) Falk, Atchison, KS, three sons; Marvin “Gene” (Beckie) Seager, Atchison, KS, Brian (Joanne White) Seager, Atchison, KS, Terrance (Sheila) Seager, Fall City, NE, two brothers; Kenneth Seager, Wamego, KS, Duane (Sheila) Seager, Cameron, MO, a sister; Marilyn (Harold) Agnew, Lawrence, KS, eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren, two sister in laws, Thelma Seager and Marilyn Grand Pre, of Atchison, KS and a brother in law Arland (Sandy) Grand Pre, Cummings, KS.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son; Marty Seager, two brothers; Harold and Donald Seager, Sister in law, Debra Grand Pre.
On this day, Monday February 5, 2018, Margie Lucille O’Dell Fergison 89, continued on her journey beyond the moon to meet with her beloved husband, Dean, to travel on to their eternal rest. Margie was born on Monday, November 12, 1928 on a farm in Bovee, South Dakota, daughter of the late Grace Amanda (Munn) and Alfred Henry Odell. Margie married Gerald Dean Fergison December 27, 1946. She was a devoted mother to their six children, a domestic engineer, a care giver to her father and sister Ethel O’Dell. Margie enjoyed her flowers, her friends and their Tuesday night get together, her family and grandkids and great grandkids. She was preceded in death by husband, Dean, her parents, two brothers, Owen, and Wayne Odell, six sisters, Charlotte O’Dell, Ethel O’Dell, Pearl Admire, Phyllis Penland, Violet Reum, and Faye Wyss. Survivors include, sisters Jean Munger and Nellie Mitchell, her children Linda (Jim) Turner, Clarksdale, MO, Joan (Larry) Longnecker, Seattle, WA, Patti (David) Elrod, Dean Jr. (LaDonna) Fergison, Rodney (Joy) Fergison, all of St. Joseph, and Leann (Dave) Courtney, Clarksdale, MO. Fourteen grandkids, twenty nine great grandkids, and three great great grandkids, all because two people fell in love. Funeral services: 10:00 am, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Rev. James Barnett officiating, The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM, Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri. Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers to the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery please write checks to Rick McMillian cemetery caretaker. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
John Bernard Schaible
John Bernard Schaible, 67, answered His call, as a result of a fire at the family home near Fairview in the early morning of February 1, 2018.
John was born June 19, 1950 at St. Anthony Hospital in Sabetha, KS the son of Bernard Dale and Alice Jane Sterns Schaible. He graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1968 and attended Highland Community College, Kansas State University and Washburn University. John was married to Janet Boos on June 30, 1996. He spent his entire life on the family farm near Fairview and was known for having a generous heart and for his love for his many dogs over the years.
Surviving John are his brother James and wife Jeannie of Kansas City, MO; a niece Eva Schaible of San Francisco, CA and nephews: Collin Schaible of Sydney, Australia; Aidan and Nicholas Schaible of Kansas City, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law Una Schaible; and his nephew, John Connor Schaible.
A Celebration of John’s life is planned for 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 16 at the United Church of Christ in Fairview with Pastor Shane Spangler officiating. The family will meet with friends after the services. A mass in John’s honor will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17 at Sacred Heart Church, Sabetha, KS.
Memorial contributions are suggested for the Brown County Humane Society or the Fairview-Walnut Volunteer Firefighters in care Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434, who is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Bill Junior Kerns II
Bill Junior Kerns II, 64, of Elwood, Kansas passed away Tuesday February 6, 2018 at his home. He was born July 26, 1953 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He served in the Marines Corp. He loved the outdoors, mushroom hunting, fishing, driving back roads, going to the casino, and spending time with his family and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Billy (Margaret) Junior Kerns I, mother, Margaret Keck, sister, Elizabeth Gibson and grandson, Billy Junior Kerns, IV. He is survived by wife, Debbie Kerns of the home, daughter, Julia (Perry) Chilcoat, sons, Richard (Michelle) Weyer Sr., Shon (Jennifer) Sprake, and Billy (Krystal) Kerns, sisters, Dorothy (Lee) Caton, and Rita (Paul) Mitchell, brother, Roger (Betty) Cameron, grandchildren: Richard WeyerJr., Kaleb Kerns, and Brandon Kerns, Michelle Ricker, Samantha (David) Lawrence, Nicole Ritter, Katie (Nick) O’Donnell, Amy Markley, Cheyanne Chilcoat, Abby Chilcoat, Kristie Kerns, grandchildren, Brianna and Duncan, 2 step grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family will receive friends from 1-2 Friday, with memorial services following Friday, February 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Billy Kerns Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home.
Sr. Mary Margaret (Theodore) Bunck
Sister Mary Margaret (Theodore) Bunck, OSB
Sister Mary Margaret (religious name Theodore) Bunck, OSB, 94, a Benedictine sister of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas, died Monday, February 5, 2018, at the monastery. The vigil service will be Sunday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the monastery chapel, and the Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated there Monday, February 12, at 10:30 a.m.
Sister Mary Margaret was born in Everest, Kansas, on November 16, 1923. She attended a country school and Everest High School before entering the Mount community in 1945. On her personnel file, she listed work experience before entering as “farmer’s daughter: drove tractor, harvested crops, milked cows and many other activities.” She made her monastic profession in 1946. After earning a B.S. in education from Mount St. Scholastica College, she was a beloved and creative primary teacher for 42 years in Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa, making every child feel accepted and involved. She later did varied services in the monastery including gracious and cheerful chauffeuring for sisters unable to drive.
Sister Mary Margaret was preceded in death by her parents William and Anna Hrenchir Bunck, by her brothers William, Jr., Albert and Edward Bunck and her sisters Amy Bunck, who died at birth, Alma Cavanaugh and Jeanette Gronniger. She is survived by nieces, nephews and her monastic family. Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home (www.beckerdyer.com) is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be sent to Mount St. Scholastica or made online at the Mount’s web site (www.mountosb.org).
Bonnie June Cameron
Bonnie June Cameron, 65, of Atchison, KS, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Bonnie’s wishes were to be cremated and no services held. The family invites friends to celebrate Bonnie’s life with them on Saturday, February 10th, beginning at 1:00 PM at 1726 Santa Fe Terrace, Atchison. Memorial contributions in honor of Bonnie are suggested to the Kansas State School for the Blind and may be left in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, who is handling the arrangements. Words of comfort and remembrance may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Bonnie June Cameron was born on February 17, 1952 in Atchison, the daughter of John and Betty (Jones) Cameron. Bonnie graduated from ACCHS in Effingham in 1970 and received her CNA (Certified Nurse’s Assistant) certificate from Northeast Kansas Area Vo-Tech, Atchison. Bonnie worked as a CNA at the Mt. St. Scholastica Dooley Center and Gran Villas in Atchison; she retired in 2015. Bonnie loved her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews and the time she got to spend with them. To those who knew Bonnie she was everyone’s ‘Nana’.
Bonnie and Roy Hale were married in 1970. They later divorced. Roy preceded her in death on December 8, 2015. Bonnie was also preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Bill Cameron.
Survivors include three daughters, all from Atchison, Jenny (Brian) Spilman, Cassandra Hale, and Shelly Werner; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sister, Mary Liggett; sister-in-law, Linn Cameron; many nieces and nephews.
Gerald H. “Jerry” Miner
Gerald H. “Jerry” Miner, 83, of Hiawatha, was born October, 30, 1934, in Brown County, one of four children born to the late Carl and Cordelia Snodgrass Miner. He passed away Wednesday, February 7, at the Sabetha Manor.
He grew up in the Reserve community where he attended District #83 country school prior to attending and later graduating from Reserve High School in 1952. Jerry served 8 years with the 2nd Battalion, 130th FA, Kansas Army National Guard of Hiawatha.
Jerry farmed for 22 years and then moved to Hiawatha to be a plumber, electrician for another 20 years. He had a love for old tractors and had a collection of over 50…his favorite were the John Deere’s. They hauled them from the states of Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Kansas. Jerry belonged to a local tractor club for many years. He also loved to bowl, starting in 1965 until December of 2016. He loved to travel with Colorado being his favorite place to visit.
He married Mary Jane Baker, May 24, 1953. They had 3 children: Mary Ann, Carol, and Mike. His wife Mary survives of the home after 64 years of marriage.
Also surviving are two daughters: Mary Ann (C.J.) Breeding of Tucson, AZ, Carol Hanrahan of Muscotah; daughter-in-law Kathy Miner of Hiawatha; a sister Kathleen Smith (Larry) of Tonganoxie, KS; grandchildren: Craig Hayes (Tara), Jennifer Breeding (Michiel), Jessica Blush (Austin), Jon Middendorf (Brittany), Kyle Miner (Bre); and several great-grandchildren.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Laura Gibbs; his son Mike in 2011; and infant sister Carol.
Services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 12, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha, with Pastor Mike Dunaway of the NEK Partnership officiating. Interment will follow at Cornelison Cemetery, east of Reserve.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday where the family will meet from 3 until 5 Sunday afternoon.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Brown County Humane Society, Hiawatha Volunteer Fire Dept. or Brown County Ag Museum, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.
Dora Irene Ritzinger
Dora Irene Ritzinger 53, Tampa, Florida died Tuesday January 23, 2018 in Tampa. Born May 19, 1964, Clinton county. Preceded in death by father, James C Ritzinger, mother, Ethel L Ritzinger, daughter, Kimberly Proffit. Survivors include cousin, Rebecca Ritzinger of Helena, MO, daughter, Kelsey Proffit. 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
TROY, KANSAS – Lois (Morris) Herpich, 82, of Troy, Kansas, surrounded by her family, entered the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ, Friday, February 9, 2018.
Lois was born on November 24, 1935 in Oregon, Missouri to Clarence and Lillian (Breckenridge) Morris. She was devoted to her family, returning to work after her youngest girls entered school. Lois worked as a nutritionist for Head Start in Troy before her retirement.
Lois attended the Christ Lutheran Church in Wathena, Kansas.
She married John Herpich on March 5, 1955 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He preceded her in death on September 25, 2006. She was also preceded by her parents, and siblings Louis Morris, Esther Drake, Richard Drake, George Drake, Floyd Drake, Pearl Meier and James Drake.
Lois is survived by her children; Pamela Cone (Lee) of St. Joseph, Missouri
Jon Herpich (Tammy) of Licking, Missouri
Laura Vittetoe (Mark) of Everest, Kansas
Jackie Kiehnhoff (Mark) of Wathena, Kansas
Jenny Hasenjaeger (Brad) of Bennet, Nebraska
Brother, Frank Morris of Holton, Kansas
Mother-in-law, Rosalee Herpich, Denton, Kansas
Grandchildren; Jodie Barks, Lacie Hammond, Captain Dakota Herpich USMC, Madelyn Vittetoe, Morgan and Brooke Kiehnhoff, Sawyer Hasenjaeger
Great-grandchildren; Kyson, Kayden, Kody, Emma and Savanna, and many nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – 11:00 A.M.
At: Christ Lutheran Church in Wathena, Kansas
Burial: Wolf River Cemetery #3 – Denton, Kansas
Visitation: family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral service at the Christ Lutheran Church (10-11 AM)
Friends may call after 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 12, 2018 at Harman-Rohde Funeral Home, Troy, Kansas.
Memorials: Lois Herpich Memorial Fund
Shayne Edward Helm
Shayne Edward Helm 48, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at his residence. He was born January 9, 1970 in St. Joseph. He married Angie Hill Helm on October 24, 2003. He attended Benton High School. He worked for Strong Excavating & Concrete as a Construction Worker. He enjoyed camping, fishing, racing cars, and most of all he was a family man. Shayne was preceded in death by his father, Leon Helm and mother, Dixie Huffman Elledge. He is survived by wife, Angie Helm of the home, children: Mark (Sara) Alexander of Savannah, MO, Amber Helm of Kansas City, MO, Ashley Helm of Savannah, MO, Dalton (Kylie) Helm of Kansas City, MO, Derrick Nichols of St Joseph, Kurtis (Breanna) Helm of St. Joseph, Ryan Wilson of St. Joseph, Kirrah Canada of Oklahoma, Boston Wilson of the home, Bianka Helm of the home, and Shea-Lynn Helm of the home, brother, Johnny Helm of Savannah, MO, brother, Frankie (Jennifer) Helm of New York, NY, sister, Angie Helm of Savannah, MO, father-in-law, Michael (Autumn) Hill, mother-in-law, Mary (John) Brewer, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Shayne Helm Memorial Fund c/o Rupp Funeral Home.
Alice Marie Wessel
Alice Marie Wessel, 75, of Effingham, KS, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Holton Hospital, Holton, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Monday, February 12, 2018 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Effingham, KS, with Father Benjamin Tremmel, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM, Sunday, February 11, 2018 with visitation following until 8:00 PM at the church. Alice will lie-in-state from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, at the Becker Chapel 402 3rd St., Effingham, KS prior to the visitation. Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Catholic Church or Effingham Newsleaf and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, who is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Alice was born January 16, 1943 in Atchison County, KS, the daughter of Gerard “Hardy” and Ruth (Canderia) Wohletz. She graduated from Atchison County Community High School. Alice was mainly a housewife but had also worked for LFM in the office and Atchison Leather Products and Berger Company as a cutter and sewer. She was a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church, serving on the Altar Society, Happy Hour Club and Winsum Dozen Bunco Club. Alice enjoyed sewing and quilting, gardening and attending events of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Alice married Jerry Wessel on February 4, 1961 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Effingham, KS; he preceded her in death on May 10, 2006. Survivors include a son, Mike Wessel, Effingham, KS, two daughters; Theresa and Gary Cattrell, Nortonville, KS, Margaret and Bruce Diehl, Wichita, KS, two brothers; Louis Wohletz, Lyndon, KS, Leo and Jan Wohletz, Denton, KS, a sister, Judy and Rex Logan, Eskridge, KS, three grandsons, Jason Cattrell, Randy (Alicia) Cattrell, Kevin (Ashley) Diehl and a great grandson, Ryan Keith.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
James Matthews Jr
James Matthews Jr. 82 of DeKalb, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 in Saint Joseph, MO. He was born February 17, 1935 in Halls, MO, son of Rose and James Matthews. He graduated from DeKalb High School in 1953. He married Lula Belle Downing on June 24, 1955 in St. Joseph. He was a Truck Driver for Affiliated Foods for 40 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising tobacco, seek & find puzzles, Humming Birds, Martins, and Wrens. James was a member of the Teamsters Local Union 460, Coyotes Hunters Club, and he was a Christian. James was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Luanna Garrett, a brother, Richard “Dickie” Matthews, and an infant baby sister. Survivors include, his wife, Lula Belle Matthews of the home, daughter, Jamie Lue (Michael) Kates of St. Joseph, MO, and a sister, Carol McDevitt of DeKalb, MO.
Funeral Services: 10:00 am Tuesday, Rupp Funeral Home, Pastor David Jordan officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, Rupp Funeral Home. Interment; Westlawn Cemetery, DeKalb, MO. Memorials are requested to M’Shoogy’s Animal Shelter, Savannah, MO or DeKalb Christian Church Ladies Service Group.
David Lee Garber
David Lee Garber 69, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday morning, February 11, 2018 at his home under the care and help of Mosaic Hospice. He was born January 15, 1949 in St. Joseph, MO, son of Jean and Glenn Garber. He served in the Army. He had worked for Hillyard Chemical. He was a Boy Scout, a member of the 700 Bowling Club, enjoyed playing Bingo. David lived a full life and sometimes on the edge. He became a care giver for his grandmother Vivion before her passing. David was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Rickey Garber. Survivors include, mother, Jean Garber of the home, daughter, Kim Barron of St. Joseph, MO, a son, Danny Runke, daughter, Cassie Garber of St. Joseph, MO, step-daughters, Keely & Kylee, 10 grandchildren and 2 brothers, Ron Garber of Branson, MO, and Roger Garber of St. Joseph, MO.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to Mosaic Hospice.
Paul Moser, 89, of Holton, Kansas, passed away on February 9, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
He was born on August 1, 1928, in Troy, Kansas to Fred and Goldie Dittemore Moser.
Paul was a grade school educator, coach and principal for 42 years teaching at Whiting, Mayetta, Circleville and Jackson Heights. He established Little League baseball in Holton and was an avid sports fan and fisherman. He served as SSgt in the Kansas Army National Guard, 154th Field Artillery, 1st Battalion, as an expert rifle and pistol marksman. Paul was a life member of the NRA, a member of the Holton Lions Club, and a Melvin Jones Fellow.
Paul married Ila Rose Jenkins on August 16, 1951, in Highland, Kansas. She preceded him in death on March 8, 2015.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and their spouses Raymond (Retta), Adam (Henrietta), and Harold (Floy), sisters-in-law Jody Shea and Rita Jenkins, and brother-in-law Bill Jenkins.
He is survived by his son Gregg, daughter Terri (Andy), grandson Dustin, sister-in-law Wanda Jenkins, nephews, nieces, and many cousins and friends.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. A private remembrance will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16th at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.
Keith Ray “Poo-Bear” Kuykendall
Keith Ray ”Poo-Bear” Kuykendall, 59, of Atchison KS died on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at the Atchison Hospital unexpectedly.
Funeral services will be 10:30am Thursday, Feb. 15th at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Cormode officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham, KS. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 2018 at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Keith was born on April 15, 1958 in Holton, KS the son of Jess and Ileta (Hadway) Kuykendall. Keith served in the National Guard for 21 years. Mr. Kuykendall worked as a molder for Rockwell International, Atchison for forty years. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Atchison, KS , a member of the Steel Workers Union, the Lions Club, and enjoyed traveling, riding his tri-cycle, going to the casino, and helping family and friends being a shade tree mechanic and working on cars.
He was married to Cynthia L. Scott on April 8, 1978 at the Effingham Christian Church. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2000. Keith was later married to Linda Lewman on March 15, 2012. Linda survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son, Travis Kuykendall, Jacksonville, FL, three sisters, Leona (Don) Steuart, Effingham, KS, Diana (Jerry) Gearhart, Effingham, KS and Beverly (Dale) Gaddis, Effingham, KS, His parents, half brother, Leon Kenworthy, and a sister, Verna Jones, also preceded him in death.