David Stanley Bowers
David S. Bowers, 70, of Atchison, KS, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Vintage Park, Atchison, KS.
Memorial service will be 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS, with Rev. Tim Champ officiating. Burial will be at a later date in New Jersey. Family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Kidney Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
David was born on May 10, 1947 in Doylestown, PA, the son of Stanley and Margaret (Stanford) Bowers. He graduated from South Hunterdon Regional High School in 1965. David served in the United States Army. He had worked as a Boil Operator for the state of Missouri and then Maintenance Director and Division Manager of Security for Benedictine College. David was a member of the American Legion and Atchison Rotary.
Survivors include a son Mark and Carolyn Bowers, Rushville, MO, a daughter Stephanie Wilson, Atchison, KS, a brother John (Shawn) Bowers, Raleigh, NC, three sisters, Peggy (Allen) Sutch, Ringoes, NJ, Linda (Andy) Sutch, Alpha, NJ, Judy Smith Salem, OH, three grandchildren, Blake Wilson, Conner Wilson and Gretchyn Bowers, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Delores “Dode” Jeannie Kirkpatrick
Delores “Dode” Jeannie Kirkpatrick 85, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at Mosaic life care hospital. She was born August 16, 1932 in Osborn, MO, daughter of the late Blanche and William Kelly. She attended Savannah High School and worked at the St. Joseph “Sisters” hospital, the Convalescent center and for Kendallwood hospice as a Nurse Aide. She enjoyed fishing and loved animals, yard work, flower gardening, and her church family, she was a member of the Green Valley Baptist Church. Delores was preceded in death by husband, William Kirkpatrick, her parents, four brothers, Eldon, Donald, Arthur, and Bill Kelly, three sisters, Lucille Dobson, Thelma Snyder, and Virginia Riche. Survivors include daughter, Teresa (Mitch) Davis, Forest City, MO, son, Larry Kirkpatrick of St. Joseph, grandchildren, Krista, Brent, Jessica, Gregg, Jackie, Brandon, and Kassi, and 13 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home, followed by a graveside funeral service and interment at 2:30 pm Thursday, at the Mount Auburn Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Friends of the Shelter in lieu of flowers. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Patricia “Pat” Marie Miller
Patricia “Pat” Marie Miller 73, of Agency, Missouri passed away Sunday February 18, 2018. She was born February 20, 1944 in St. Joseph, Missouri daughter of the late Hazel & James Swope. She married Norman Miller on December 18, 1963, he survives of the home. She graduated from St.Theresa Academy, KC, MO, and retired from Walmart after 16 years of service. She also owned an antique shop at 14th & Mitchell for 15 years. She enjoyed arts & crafts and loved spending time with her grandchildren.. Pat was preceded in death by her son, Tony Lewis Miller, and her parents. Survivors: husband, Norman Miller of the home, son, Tim Miller, Ricky (Jennifer) Miller, sister in law, Iva (Corky) Lukehart, 6 grandchildren, Jared, Kayla, Kyle, Kassandra, Peyton Miller and TJ Bates, 3 great grandchildren, brothers, Ronnie, Danny and David Swope, sisters, Bonnie Burgess, Margie Swope, and Lois Miller. She will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Patricia Miller Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com
Dr. Ronnie DeVere Dittemore, Ed.D
Dr. Ronnie DeVere Dittemore, Ed.D 79, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at his home. He was born February 7, 1939 in St. Joseph, MO, son of the late Helen Irene and Emery Devere Dittemore. He has been acknowledged for multiple milestone events, certifications, degrees and service in the field of mental health for the state of Missouri. He began his education at St. Joseph Junior College in 1959 and continued earning degrees at Northwest Missouri State College, Central Missouri State College, Western Colorado University and Missouri Western State College. Ron began his career as a secondary teacher, coach and college instructor in psychiatry at numerous educational venues. In 1966, he began a 33-year relationship with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, allowing the State of Missouri to reap the benefits of his award-winning expertise on mental health issues and management. Ron served in the capacities of Special Education Director, Education Director, Director of Youth Services, Director and CEO of Woodson Children’s Psychiatric Hospital from 1981 to 1992, and Superintendent and CEO of the Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center from 1992 to 1999. He continued working after his retirement in 1999 as a Consultant with Heartland Health Regional Medical Center and was also appointed in the following during his final years of service prior to retirement; Mental Health Commission and the Government Review Commission between 2005-2006, and the Interim Director of the Missouri Dept. of Mental Health between 2006-2007. Ron answered one more call for public service as the Director for the Department of Mental Health between 2007 and 2009 and retired officially after ten more years of service on August 31, 2009. Ron also deserves mention of his service to our Country in the Missouri Air National Guard beginning in 1958 and then as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserves starting February 1967 to 1972. He was a member of Rushville Masonic Lodge and the Moila Shrine and he was a Christian. Ron enjoyed fishing, raising cattle, traveling, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Billie Dittemore. Survivors include, wife, Vailla Reece-Dittemore of the home, son, Mike Dittemore, R.N. and wife Gina R.N. Parkville, MO, daughter, Mary McManus, R.N., Savannah, MO, son, Mark Dittemore, R.N., and wife Kristie R.N. son, Harry “Sonny” (Keri) Reece III, Rockaway Beach, MO, son, Dr. Bryan Reece, PHD, and wife Lenora Reece J.D., Great Plains, TX, grandchildren: Riley Dittemore R.N., Ian Dittemore S.N., Seth Dittemore, Kaley Dittemore, S.N., Morgan Dittemore, Sarah (Brandon) Fields, Troy Dittemore, Elijah Reece, Isaac Reese, and 3 great grandchildren, Clayton, Aiden, and Emily. other survivors include his former wife Gay Dittemore, sister in law Karen Dittemore, and close family friend Patrick Hummer, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services: 10:00 am, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Pastor Jim Longe officiating, Masonic Service to be recited with funeral service. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery, with full military honors. Memorials are requested to the Family Guidance center for Adolescence Mental Health. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
George H. Johnson
TROY, KANSAS George H. Johnson, Jr., 92, of Troy, Kansas died Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
George was born on July 11, 1925 in Troy, Kansas to George H. and Clara (Dittemore) Johnson, Sr. He served in the U.S. Army during Korea from 1950 until 1953 and received several medals. George also served on the Doniphan County Rural Water District #5 Board for 18 years. He received the Kansas Bankers Soil Conservation and Windbreak Awards. George farmed and raised livestock all of his life.
He is a member of the Community of Christ Church in Fanning, Kansas
George married Erma Weishaar on April 21, 1954 in Atchison, Kansas. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Mark Johnson, an infant son, Jay, an infant daughter, Ann, brother, Bob Johnson, sister, Doris Delk.
Additional survivors include his son, Jerry Johnson (Janie) of Troy
Daughter-in-law, Brenda Johnson of Country Club, Missouri
Grandchildren; Jed Johnson (Angela), Jay Johnson (Morgan),
Jena Tharman (Carl), Brian Johnson (Allison)
7 great-grandchildren and one on the way.
Sister, Clara Belle Culp
Brothers; Paul and Don Johnson
FUNERAL: Friday, February 23, 2018 – 10:30 A.M.
At: Community of Christ Church in Fanning, Kansas
Visitation; family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral (9-10 AM) at the church.
Friends may call after 9 A.M. Thursday, at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy, Kansas.
Burial: St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Troy
Memorials: family suggests either the Community of Christ Church or St. Charles Cemetery
Don Allen Painter
Don Allen Painter, 79, of Atchison, KS, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Burial will follow in Sumner Cemetery, south of Atchison. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association or Atchison Home Health and Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Don was born on June 13, 1938 in Greensboro, North Carolina, the son of Allen Woodrow and Goldie Radnal (Sanders) Painter. Don was a welder by trade and worked for many years at the General Motors production plant in Lee’s Summit, MO. After his retirement from GM, Don worked for TEAM Perka in St. Joseph. Don was a member of UAW (United Auto Workers) Union; he enjoyed fishing and hunting; and loved to play the guitar having played with a band in Kansas City. People who heard Don sing thought he sounded just like Merle Haggard.
Don and Sharon Ross were married on June 7, 1984 in Leavenworth, KS. Sharon survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son, Ricky Wayne (Joanie) Painter, Kansas City, MO; two daughters, Mary Cherry, Kansas City, MO, Penny Wright, Osage Beach, MO; two step-daughters, Angela (Darren) Cash, and Carmen Horton, both of Atchison; two sisters, Diann (Jim) Amberger, Salem, AR and Marcia (Terry) Seay, Calico Rock, AR; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Bobby Wayne Painter.
Don’s family would especially like to thank Katie and Julie with Atchison Home Health and Hospice for all the care, love and support they received during Don’s illness.
Justice LouAnne Scoggins
Justice LouAnne Scoggins, infant daughter of Kyle and Meghan Friend Scoggins, was stillborn February 17, 2018.
Also surviving are her siblings: Destiney, Patience, GraceLynn, and Marshall, all of the home in Horton; grandparents are David and Tracy Merz of Everest, Cindy Benton and Rodney Scoggins of Hiawatha; great-grandparents include Sally and Clifford Friend of Horton, and Alma Carter of Hiawatha. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
The family will meet with friends from 10:30 until 11 a.m. Friday, February 23, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha. Ryan VanPeursem will officiate the service which will start at 11.a.m. Burial will follow at Bablyland at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.
Donations to help with expenses may be left with Chapel Oaks Funeral Home.
Tanner Dean Wolfe
Tanner Dean Wolfe, 16, of Atchison, KS, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at his home.
Funeral service will be 12:00 PM on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS, with The Rev. Dr. Rachel Danner officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to help defray funeral expenses and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Tanner was born August 24, 2001, in Atchison, KS, the son of Joseph and Samantha (Goodman) Wolfe. He attended Atchison High School and earned a spot on the Varsity Baseball team. Tanner was a member of TRIO and JAG at Atchison High School. He loved baseball, spending time with his siblings and friends. Tanner was a story teller, enjoyed scary movies, fishing and cooking egg sandwiches at midnight. He was very organized and everything had to be clean.
Tanner is survived by his parents, Joseph and Samantha Wolfe of the home, a brother, Matthew, sisters, Gracie and Nevaeh Wolfe all of the home, maternal grandparents, Jim and Pam Goodman, Atchison, KS, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, godmother, Lisa Phillips, and special friends, Sam Avey and Chris Wallace.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Shirley Piper and Leroy Wolfe, great grandparents, Darlene and Leslie Eylar.