David A Griffin
David A. Griffin 70, of DeKalb, MO, Missouri passed away Tuesday March 6, 2018. He was born January 17, 1948 in St. Joseph, Missouri son of the late Dolly & William Griffin. He served in the United States Army, and worked at Quaker Oats. David was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Rodney, Gary, and Billy Griffin, sisters, Helen Calvert, and Doris Sipes. He is survived by wife, Rose Griffin of DeKalb, MO, brothers, Marvin and Tim Griffin. He also had a daughter Brenda. Mr. Griffin will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Joyce Marie Frakes
Joyce Marie Frakes 81, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. She was born October 23, 1936 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Sylvia and Jesse Matthews. She married Robert “Bob” Frakes on October 23, 1954, and he survives of the home. She was a homemaker and devoted farm wife who enjoyed sewing, gardening, and spending time with her grandkids. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and a member of the Missouri Valley Baptist Church. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Jesse, Earl and Sammy Matthews, sisters; Velma Ritchie, Viola Kneib, and Mary Huffman. Survivors include, husband, Robert “Bob” Frakes of the home, daughters; Sandy (Mike) Pendleton, St. Joseph, MO, and Susan (Bill) Matney, Dearborn, MO, grandson; Dustin Pendleton, granddaughters; MaryAnn Matney, and Cami Pendleton, great-granddaughter, Paydyn Pendleton, a brother, Virgil (Dixie) Matthews, St. Joseph, MO, and a sister, Donna (Marvin) Huffman, St. Joseph, MO.
Funeral Services: 10:00 am Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Pastor Andy Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Sugar Creek Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Missouri Valley Baptist Chruch or Frakes Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Bettye Gaye Bosse
Bettye Gaye Wagner Bosse, 86, of Sabetha, KS passed away early Saturday morning, March 10, 2018, at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka, KS. She was born June 13, 1931 in Morrill, KS.
Bettye went to school at Morrill, KS until the 5th grade when her mother, Zereda Wagner, got the job as Agent of the telephone co at White Cloud, KS. She went to school in White Cloud through her freshman year. Her sophomore year she returned to Morrill High School. During her junior and senior year, her mother worked at the telephone co. at Hiawatha, KS and Bettye graduated from Hiawatha High School with the Class of 1949.
She worked at Duckwalls while going to school and Byer Clothing Store a year after graduation. She met and married Dale Bosse of Wheaton, KS. They were married May 21, 1950. Later the family moved to a farm northwest of Sabetha. They then moved to a farm south of Hamlin, KS. Dale and Bettye worked at the Hamlin Elevator for 20 years. Dale was Mayor of Hamlin and Bettye was the treasurer. She was also the treasurer of the Hamlin Cemetery for 17 years.
Bettye was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Sabetha and a member of the LWML. She volunteered at the Pre-School. In her spare time, Bettye loved to draw and write poems.
She is survived by her husband, Dale, of the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, KS, their four children; Leonard Bosse and his wife, Brenda of Westcliffe, Colorado, Dan Bosse and his wife, Cindy of Spring Hill, Kansas, Doyle Bosse and his wife, Melissa of Marianna, Florida, and Brenda Rodvelt and her husband Douglas of Horton, Kansas, 17 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren.
Bettye was preceded in death by her mother, Zereda.
Funeral Services are planned for 10 a.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the First Lutheran Church in Sabetha, KS. Pastor Michael Dunaway and Pastor Sean Kilgo will officiate. Interment will follow at the Morrill Cemetery.
Friends may call the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home after 9 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. that evening. Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church or Apostolic Christian Home and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124. S. 7th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434.
Viola “Shorty” Violet Lear
Viola “Shorty” Lear, 96, of Hiawatha died Sunday evening, March 11, 2018 at the Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Falls City, NE.
She was born July 23, 1921 in Falls City, NE the daughter of Godferd and Elizabeth Bertram Hunker. She grew up and attended schools in Nebraska.
Shorty married Samuel Lear in Topeka, KS September 12, 1945. She helped Sam on the farm and with his coon dogs. He preceded her in death December 23 1986. She continued to take great care of the farm after his passing. Shorty loved to garden, which also included canning and sharing her produce.
She baked many a wedding cake for couples in the community and took great pride in her work. All her life she volunteered herself to helping others. Never having children she was a Mother to so very many. She was a member of the White Cloud Community Church and later a member of the First Christian Church in Hiawatha where she was very active.
She is survived by her brother Donald (Jack) Hunker of Berkley, Michigan, many nephews and nieces and a host of friends.
Viola was preceded in death by her parents, sisters; Alice Hunker, Grace Schulenberg, Helen Schlosser, and Lisette (Timmy) Jondrow, brothers; Floyd Hunker, Roy Hunker, Wilbur Hunker, Earl Hunker, and John Hunker.
Funeral Services are planned for 10 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Pastor Dennis Fulbright will officiate. Interment will follow at the Olive Branch Cemetery in White Cloud, KS.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers the family has suggested memorials be made to the Olive Branch Cemetery and may be sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434.
Donna May (Weyer) Markham
Donna May (Weyer) Markham 81, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at a Saint Joseph, MO health care center. She was born March 1, 1937 in Bigelow, MO, daughter of the late Alta and Jesse Mallon. She attended Benton High School and retired from the St. Joseph State Hospital after 27 years of service as a Licensed Practical Nurse, she also worked at several area nursing homes. She was a member of Restoration Branch of Latter Day Saints, the Eagles Lodge Auxiliary #49, and served as treasure of Local 669 union. She married Leland Markham in July of 2008, and he survives of the home. Donna was preceded in death by 1st husband, Henry Weyer, her parents, sons, Donald Ray Weyer, and Robert Weyer, a brother, Richard Mallon, and a sister, Margaret Long-Bonnett and step son Raymond Markham. Survivors include, her husband Leland Ray Markham of the home, daughters, Barbara (Greg) Sawyer-Behan, Sheila Sue Sawyer, of St. Joseph, daughter, Deborah Kerns, Wathena, KS, sons, Rick Weyer, Lloyd Weyer, and Bradley Weyer all of St. Joseph, MO, step-daughter, Sheryl McGuire, Oakland, CA, numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren, nephew, Tom (Rhonda) Long of St. Joseph, MO, niece, Carolyn Theis.
Funeral services: 10:30 am, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Elder Sam Church officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
George W. Allee
George W. Allee, 88, formerly of Union Star, MO, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Missouri Veterans Home, Cameron, Missouri, he was born April 8, 1929 in Gentry County Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents George W. and Lucy S. Allee and spouse Lois I. Allee (Meyers) and brother Edward Allee. He is survived by his brother Jerry B. Allee of Kansas City MO., and 6 children. Susan C. Bowen Hastings NE., Stephen O. Allee and spouse Pam. Platte City MO. Georgia L. Logan, Hastings NE. Gordon W. Allee and spouse Kara, Hastings NE., Julie L. Allee Hastings NE., Clay S. Allee Maryville MO., several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
George worked in Wyoming as a young man before starting his career at Mead Products (formerly Westab) a paper products company. Later in life he moved to rural Union Star MO where he was engaged in farming and enjoyed a great deal. He also enjoyed vacationing in the Snowy Range in south eastern Wyoming and instilled the same enjoyment of the outdoors in his family.
Funeral services: 11:00 AM Friday at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, MO. Interment Isadore Cemetery, Grant City, MO. St. Joseph arrangements, Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary www.ruppfuneral.com
Jeffrey Allen Smith
Jeffrey A. Smith, 56 of Atchison died March 13, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident on Hwy 59 south of St Joseph, Mo.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday March 17, 2018 at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. The body has been cremated. Memorial contributions are suggested to help with final expenses and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Jeffrey was born on October 11, 1961 the son of Thomas and Barbara (Faiers) Smith. Jeffrey graduated Atchison High School in 1981. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Smith worked on the assembly line at Kawasaki Manufacturing in Maryville, Mo. Jeffrey enjoyed playing video games, tinkering around the house, and most of all spending time with his family and dog.
Jeffrey was engaged to Jewel Smith, and she survives of the home. Additional survivors include his mother Barbara Smith of Atchison, brother Thomas E. (Tina) Smith of Atchison, sister Angel Porter of Atchison, several nieces and nephews. His father, brother in law EJ Porter preceded him in death
Robert Arthur Frakes
Robert “Bob” A. Frakes 83, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at his home with his family by his side, in St. Joseph, MO. He was born June 15, 1934 in Halls, MO, son of late Mary Jane and William H. Frakes. He was a life long farmer in the Halls area, he enjoyed traveling with Joyce, he loved farming, and his family always came first. Bob was a member of the Missouri Valley Baptist Church in Halls. Bob was preceded in death by wife, Joyce Marie Frakes March 9, 2018, his parents, and a sister, Bonnie Baker. Survivors include, daughters, Sandy (Mike) Pendleton, St. Joseph, MO, and Susan (Bill) Matney, Dearborn, MO, three grandchildren: Dustin Pendleton, MaryAnn Matney, and Cami Pendleton, great-granddaughter, Paydyn Pendleton.
Funeral services: 10:00 am, Friday, March 16, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Pastor Andy Campbell officiating, The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Sugar Creek Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the Missouri Valley Baptist Church, or the Frake’s Memorial Scholarship fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home. The family wishes to thank Freudenthal Home Health care, and the Three Rivers Hospice group for the excellent care of our parents. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Glenn M. Korthanke
HIAWATHA – Korthanke, Glenn M.
94, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018. He was born November 15, 1923 to F.P. and Elizabeth (Lynd) Korthanke in Robinson, KS and had lived in the Robinson-Hiawatha areas all of his life. Glenn graduated from Hiawatha High School with the class of 1942 then continued to farm with his father until he joined the Navy in 1944. After the war he returned to the Robinson area to farm and raise cattle.
He married Bessie Bryant in Wetmore on September 10, 1949. They lived on a farm north of Robinson for many years before moving to Hiawatha.
Glenn enjoyed baseball, hunting, and fishing. After Glenn retired from farming he continued to hunt and fish. He loved his beagles. He also learned to make wine, his favorite being elderberry.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie; daughter, Connie; and siblings, Robert Korthanke and Dorothy Kennedy.
Glenn is survived by his children, Dennis (LuAnn) Korthanke, Thomas Korthanke, Jere (Joan) Korthanke, and Susan (Duane) Billinger; siblings, Philip Korthanke and Betty Jo Burris;  grandchildren; and  great-grandchildren.
Glenn has left instructions for his children. He requested a gathering where friends and family can attend, celebrate his life and share their memories. This will be an informal festive gathering from 4:00 to 7:00pm, Friday, March 23, 2018 at The Hiawatha Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas Honor Flight which may be sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha, KS 66434. Online contributions may be sent to: www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com.
David Bruce Cadle
David Bruce Cadle 55, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday March 14, 2018 at his residence. He was born December 27, 1962 in Santa Clara, California, son of Elizabeth & Donald Cadle. He graduated from Marceline High School. He worked at Chase Candy Company for 29 years. He served in the United States Army during the Cold War, serving a tour in Germany. David was a sports fanatic and he especially loved the K.C. Chiefs. He was a true and loyal friend to all and was very proud of his service to his country. David was preceded in death by his father, Donald Cadle, mother, Elizabeth Ann Cadle, brother, Frederick Cadle. He is survived by siblings, Donna Cadle, of St. Joseph, Donald Cadle, of St. Joseph, John (Rebecca) Cadle of Roy, WA, Wilma Guy of St. Joseph, and Cynthia (Rodney) Wagner of Lees Summit, MO and 5 nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday March 17, at the Rupp Funeral Home. Chaplain John Minton officiating. Visitation will be prior to service from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm on Saturday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Mr. Cadle will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the David Cadle Memorial Fund, c/o Rupp Funeral Home.
Leonard Marsh Rush
Leonard Marsh Rush, 71, was mercifully released from his hard fought battle with behavior variant frontal temporal dementia on March 14, 2018 to be with his Lord Jesus. Leonard was born May 31, 1946 to Joe and Wilma Rush (both deceased) and grew up on the family farm outside of Severance, KS. He was quite an athlete and was very involved in sports throughout his time in Highland High School and Highland Community College. He held several records and still holds a record for the low hurdles. He earned his Associates degree and married his bride of 50 years, Sue (who survives), on June 7, 1967. Leonard went to Mid-Continent Aviation School of Aeronautics and became an aircraft structural repair specialist. Upon graduation they moved to Florida and he was employed at Pratt Whitney Aircraft as a journeyman experimental machinist where he worked with many varieties of “unknown” metals with extreme tolerances. He made a part under heavy security that was used for the space shuttle. He then became a journeyman lineman and worked for Florida Power and Light and then Kansas Power and Light. His Dad asked him to come back to the family farm. He worked 19 years for his Dad on the farm and supplemented his income by working for Midwest Grain Products in Atchison for those same 19 years. Upon the death of his father, Leonard continued farming full time until his dementia made it impossible. Leonard always had a love for horses and dabbled in all things horses. He was a generous man. He helped many people pay for groceries and gave away many a hog he had raised for food for others in exchange for their help butchering them. He would give you the shirt off his back if he knew you needed it. He loved to have someone with him to talk to and he always dreamed big. Fishing was lifelong hobby and it was a good trip if he got his “walking fish”. He was a proud father to six children: Teresa (Marty) Scheuerman of Severance, KS; Tami Sue Rush (deceased); Tisha (Tom) Sledd, New Castle, IN; Toby (JoAnna) Rush, Roeland Park, KS; Tonya (Jason) Grider, Halstead, KS; and Tara (Brian) Stevens, Palmyra, MO. He was the proud Papa of 14 grandchildren: Josiah, Courtney, Derek, Scott, Joel, Grayson, Doug, Matthew, Brayden, Ethan, Hunter, Daylen, Jasmine, and Isaiah. He is survived by his sisters Doris (JC) Underwood, Mullinville, KS and Lois Davis, Brainerd, MN and his brother, Craig Rush, Hiawatha, KS. His other siblings Merle Olds and Virgil Rush predecease him. Memorials can be sent to the organization of your choice. Leonard was always touched by the children with cleft palates so you can also remember him by donating to Operation Smile or Smile Train. Friends may call the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2018. The family will receive friends Tuesday morning March 20, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland.
William “Bill” Robert Lear
William Robert (Bill) Lear passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 15, 2018 at Maple Heights in Hiawatha, Kansas. Bill was born in Highland, Kansas on January 21, 1923. His parents were the late Maurine (Nanny) Collins Lear and Charles (Bud) Lear, formerly of White Cloud, Kansas. Bill was the youngest of four children and preceded in death by his brother Nelson Lear and his two sisters, Dorothy Sylten and Eloise Foster.
The Lears moved to Hiawatha when Bill was a boy and he attended Hiawatha High School, graduating with the class of 1942. He played left tackle for the high school football team, had a paper route and a prized Model T that he said “was usually packed with kids!”
Bill attended Highland Community College until 1943 when was he drafted into the Army with the 8th Armored Division and sent to Camp Polk, Louisiana. His true desire was to be a pilot and he was accepted to Air Force pilot and officer training in Florida. With the need for more ground troops during the end stages of WWII, Bill’s entire class was washed out two weeks prior to graduation and he was reassigned to the Army as a private.
In January 1945 on his 22nd birthday, Bill was sent to serve with the 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division at Camp Lucky Strike during the Battle of the Bulge in France. He never spoke of his service until later in life, but it was a source of great pride to him and his family that he had served his country with honor during WWII. He was privileged to be recognized for his service with the Brown County WWII Honor Flight in Washington, DC in 2009.
Returning to Hiawatha after the war, he married the love of his life Mary Helen (Corky) Koehler from Seneca Kansas in 1947. They started their life together in Hiawatha where Bill worked with his dad at the Lear Motor Company. Bill and Corky were married for 67 years prior to her death in 2014. He always liked to joke that “the Army discharged him, but Corky never did!”
Bill remained in the automotive business his entire life, and while their first years were spent in Hiawatha, there were many subsequent moves to Texas, Wyoming, Arizona and Missouri. Finally, in 2002 they came full circle back to Hiawatha where they spent their final years.
Bill is survived by his beloved dog Dollie as well as his four children Bobbi (Jack) Tull, Debbie (Dave) Wilson, Bill (Patty) Lear, and Mary Kay (Larry) Prior, his ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren who he always said he loved “more than all the cows in Texas.” Grandpa Bill was a skilled craftsman and his family benefitted from his treasured handmade wooden wagons, toys, clocks and furniture. He will be greatly missed and remembered with love. The family will hold a private graveside memorial service at a later date. In honor of Bill’s love of dogs, the family is making a donation in his name to the Brown County Humane Society.
Andrew Lee Meyerdirk
Andrew Lee Meyerdirk 25, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018. He was born November 22, 1992 in St. Joseph, MO., and attended Lafayette High School then worked at Speedy’s convience stores as a cashier. He enjoyed fishing, playing video games, motorcycles, and working on cars. Andrew was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Bob Zuchowski. Survivors include, parents: Gloria & Mark Amos, father, William “Willie” Gilbert, and step mother Blanche Gilbert all of St. Joseph, maternal grandparents, Larry & Kathy Meyerdirk, maternal great grandmother, Viola Meyerdirk, Stewartsville, MO, paternal grandparents, Leonard & Joyce Amos, Saint Joseph, MO, paternal grandparents, Dick (Libby) Gilbert, Union Star, MO, paternal grandmother, Patricia Zuchowski, brothers, Mark Amos Jr. of Greer, SC, and Nathan Amos, St. Joseph, MO, sister, Destiny Gilbert, St. Joseph, MO, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services: 10:00 am, Monday, March 19, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Fr. Evan Harkins Celebrant. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Andrew Meyerdirk memorial fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Michael Joseph Hein
Michael J. Hein, 71, joined his Savior Jesus in heaven, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his home in Atchison, KS.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Atchison. Family will received visitors from 12:30-2 p.m. the same day. The family requests that memorial donations in honor of Mike be made to CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), and sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences and memories to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mike was born on January 19, 1947 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Edwin and Mildred (Heggy) Hein. He attended schools in Merriam and Overland Park, KS, graduating from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1966. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1972. Later he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia International University (previously Columbia Biblical Seminary) in 1988.
Mike used his engineering skills for thirty years at nuclear and coal-fired power plants around the nation. He helped to design the electrical system at Iatan Power Generating Station.
In 2001 he began a new career as a missionary in Romania where he taught at the Bucharest Baptist Seminary, at various churches, and in his home, emphasizing the strategic utility of small group development for church planting, evangelism and discipleship. He retired in 2011 and made his home in Atchison where he was involved in Bible studies and local politics.
Mike and the former Cherie Shuck were married on December 30, 1972. She survives of the home. Together they raised four children, moved from power plant to power plant, and served as missionaries, enjoying travel to many international destinations.
Mike loved Jesus. And he told nearly everyone he met that they needed Jesus to go to heaven. There will be a lot of people in heaven who welcome him because he told them how to meet Jesus, the One who had made a way for them to be in heaven. He often quoted Jesus from Revelations 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.” Mike would want you to open the door of your heart to Jesus and join Him in heaven.
Mike is survived by his wife of 45 years, a brother, Robert Hein, and by four children: David (Susan) Hein-Griggs of Exeter, England; Sarah (Michael) Wilson of Atchison; Becky (Bill) King of Russellville, AR; and Jeff Hein of Augusta, GA, and twelve grandchildren: Isabella, Thomas, Rachel, and Elena Hein-Griggs; Benjamin, Timothy, Michaela, and Isaac Wilson; Abigail King; Corey and Arianna Hein and Jeremy Blacha.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Ed Hein.
Mary Helen Norris
Mary Helen Norris 84, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 in St. Joseph, MO. Born August 13, 1933, Utica, MO. Preceded in death by parents, and a brother. Survivors include daughter, Melanie Norris and granddaughter, Lauren Stanislaus. Cremation under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. There are no scheduled visitation or memorial services at this time. Memorials are requested to the Mary Norris Memorial Fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Marvin Glenn Miller
Marvin Glenn Miller 59, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, March 16, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. He was born December 19, 1958 in St. Joseph, Missouri, son of the late Sylvia Lewis Miller. He loved to run, take the kids to the park and swimming. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting, the outdoors, and volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Howard and Norman Miller, sisters, Sylvia Ione, Norma Miller, and Alice Croner, and a son, Jayson Miller. Survivors include fiance’, Marcella Cunningham of the home, daughter, Amber Miller, sisters, Iva Lukehart, Evelyn McGlothlin and Ava Matthews all of St. Joseph, MO, a grandchild, and 2 step grandchildren, Dakota and Daiton. He will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Vivian Mary Swanson
Vivian Mary Swanson 93, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, March 16, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. She was born June 3, 1924 in St. Joseph, Missouri, daughter of the late Lilly “Grace” & Andrew Holtsclaw. She attended Lafayette High School, and she was a homemaker and worked with her husband as a farm wife since 1948. She was a member of Sparta United Methodist Church St. Joseph, MO. Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Wayne Swanson, sisters, Bessie M. Miller and Lois Kathleen Holtsclaw, brothers, Andrew Holtsclaw, Jr., Floyd Holtsclaw, Thomas Holtsclaw, and Frank Holtsclaw. She is survived by son, Stephen Wayne Swanson, Saint Joseph, MO, a sister, Norma Jean Libby, Saint Joseph, MO, granddaughter, Lindsey (Steve) Steiner, grandson, Josh (Katie) Swanson, and 6 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Memorial Services Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Sparta United Methodist Church. Inurnment to follow at the Sparta Cemetery. She will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers to the Sparta United Methodist Church or the Open Door Food Kitchen.
Hilda Marie Sinker
RAYMORE, Mo. Hilda Marie (Dalsing) Sinker, passed away March 16, 2018, in the home of her family in Raymore.
She was born September 21, 1925. She and Ted lived near Sparks, Kansas, where they farmed for 41 years.
She was preceded by: daughter, Tedde; husband, Theodore.
She was survived by: sons Larry and Franke; and twins, Toni and Tami; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 10 a.m. immediately followed by the service, Tuesday, March 20, at Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena, Kansas.
TROY, KS – Robert Smith, 71, of Troy, Kansas died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at a Kansas City, Kansas hospital.
Bob was born on April 21, 1946 in rural Troy, Kansas to Bert and Vivian (Degolyer) Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Troy. Bob worked for Nestle’s in St. Joseph and retired from Gray Manufacturing in 2012.
He was a member of the Troy Christian Church, Doniphan County Historical Society and served in the Troy National Guard all of Troy, Kansas
Bob married Debbie Clary on April 13, 1969 in Troy. She survives of the home.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mark Smith.
Additional survivors include
his 2 sons; Shawn Smith and Rustin (Marcola) Smith both of Kansas City, Missouri
4 grandchildren; Kamryn, Jacob, Rock and Jet Smith
Brothers; Roger (Carol) Smith of St. Joseph, Missouri
Marvin “Corky”(Carol) Smith and George (Nancy) Smith both of Troy
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
FUNERAL: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – 10:30 A.M.
At: Troy Christian Church in Troy, Kansas
Burial: Iola Cemetery south of Sparks, Kansas where there will be a flag folding ceremony under the auspices of the Troy American Legion Post #55
Visitation: family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6-8 at the church.
Memorials: either the Troy Ambulance Fund or Doniphan County Historical Society
Jessie Louise Vandeloo (Armstrong)
Jessie Louise Vandeloo, 99, of Atchison, KS died on Sat. March 17, 2018 at the Gran Villas, Atchison.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Craig A. Lantz officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 20th at the funeral home. Memorial contribution ‘s are suggested to the Atchison Hospital Hospice or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Jessie was born on Feb. 26, 1919 in Bendena, KS the daughter of John and Leatha (Myers) Armstrong. She graduated from Bendena High School in 1937 and worked for a short time as a cook for Central School. Jessie retired after 25 years as a clerk and service manager for the local Sear’s Store. She was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Meadowlark Club and enjoyed fishing, farming and riding horses. She received her wish to ride a horse again at the age of 97 and was featured in a Globe article about that experience provided for her by the Atchison Hospital Hospice.
She was married to Harold J. Vandeloo on Jan. 11, 1940 in Bendena, KS. Mr. Vandeloo preceded her in death on Jan 2, 1996. Survivors include two sons, Harold L.(Mary) Vandeloo, Atchison, KS, Charles E. (Pam) Vandeloo, Utica, NE, a daughter, Sharon L. Krick, Knox, IN, eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, and a sister, Ruby Handke, preceded her in death.