Gary Gene Gann
Gary Gene Gann 67, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Saint Joseph, MO after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 20, 1950 in St. Joseph, MO, son of Enid and Dale Gann. He graduated from Benton High School in 1968 and attended Missouri Western State University. He worked at the FDIC and in the banking industry prior to starting his own construction business. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and was always willing to lend a generous and helping hand. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, hunting with his grandpas, metal detecting, panning for gold, and telling stories. He was an avid genealogist and a member of the former Hyde Valley United Methodist Church. He was also the author of “A Walk in the Park – The Adventures of a Four Time Cancer Survivor”. Gary is survived by his parents, Dale and Enid Mae Gann, St. Joseph, MO; daughter Janelle Gann of Kansas City, MO, granddaughter, Jillian Austin, grandson, Jeffrey Austin, brothers, Terry (Laura) Gann, Shawnee, KS, Randy (Belinda) Gann, St. Joseph, MO, sisters, Julie (Dave) Huber, St. Joseph, MO, Susan (Don) Dettman, Savannah, MO, and long time companion, Caroline Adams of St. Joseph, MO. Funeral services: 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Chaplain Alan Pruitt 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. Memorials are requested to the Gary Gann Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Frances V. Haverkamp
Frances V. Haverkamp, 88, of Atchison KS died on Sat., March 17, 2018 at the North Care Hospice House, Kansas City, MO.
Funeral services will be 7:00pm on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Fr. Jeremy Heppler, OSB officiating. The body will be cremated and burial at a later date in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends following the service on Monday until 8:30 pm at the funeral home. Memorials in memory of Frances are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Frances was born on Nov. 11, 1929 in Atchison, KS the daughter of Robert H. and Nellie D. (Stebbins) Bump. She graduated from Atchison High School in 1947. Frances worked in the Dietary Department for the Atchison Hospital for over 19 years. She had also worked as a rural Globe and St. Joseph Newspress carrier for many years. She was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star and enjoyed gardening, yard work, NASCAR, the Kansas City Chiefs, KC Royals, going to tractor pulls and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
She was married to Verniss J. Haverkamp on May 24, 1952 in Atchison, KS. Mr. Haverkamp preceded her in death on May 3, 2005. Survivors include two sons, Eldon L. and Francis R (Rose) Haverkamp, both of Atchison, KS, a daughter Sharon Ann Haverkamp, Olathe, KS, a sister Flora Tucker, Leavenworth, KS and five grandchildren. Her parent, husband, three brothers preceded her in death.
Edward Aloysis Zehnder
Edward Aloysis Zehnder, 92, of Atchison, KS died at his home Monday, March 19, 2018.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Jeremy Heppler, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison. A parish rosary will be recited at 10:00AM on Thursday at the church followed by a short visitation with the family until time of service. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Benedict’s Parish or St. Benedict’s School and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Edward was born on November 20, 1925 in Atchison, KS the only child of William “Billy” and Bernardine Columbia (Madden) Zehnder. Growing up in the Shannon area he attended Shannon School and graduated from ACCHS in 1943. He farmed with his father from 1943to 1950 when he was inducted in the United States Army where he served until 1952. The family moved to the outskirts of Atchison and Edward worked as a truck driver for Watson Bros. Truck Line, Capital Truck Lines, Schwerman Trucking, and Material Contracting. After retiring he drove a taxi in Atchison for a time, did mowing for friends and volunteered at Project Concern delivering Meals on Wheels until about 3 months ago. He was a member of St. Benedict’s Parish attending Sacred Heart Church where he had been an usher in the past.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by cousins. His greatest wish was to remain independent. He had kept in contact with old army buddies by visits to their homes. He cherished his friends and especially the kindness and thoughtful things done for him by friends Andrea and Mike Jones and Joelen Ricketts.
Quortney Faye Flint
Quortney Faye Flint 27, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Saint Joseph, MO. She was born August 9, 1990 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of Jerri and Jim Flint. She enjoyed camping and loved country music. Everybody loved her and knew when she was around. Quortney was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Janet Russell. Survivors include, her parents, paternal grandparents, Charles & Joan Flint, St. Joseph, MO, two brothers: JJ. & Brennen Flint, a sister Amanda Flint, (Andy Creviston) nieces, Kinleigh and Keatyn Creviston, and her little dog Ace.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Friday, with funeral services to follow at 2:00 PM Friday, at the Rupp Funeral Home, Pastor Leanna VanZandt-Nauman officiating. Memorials are requested to the United Cerebral Palsey. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Billy Charles Caudill
Billy Charles Caudill 71, of Savannah, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Saint Joseph, MO. He was born February 23, 1947 in Healdton, OK, son of the late Jimmie and Charles Caudill. He served in the Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked on offshore oil rigs in Gulf , and was Heavy Equipment operator, Electrician and a Steel worker. He was a passionate, caring person and loved spending time with his grandsons, watching them play baseball, in his younger years he was a Boy Scout leader. Billy was preceded in death by parents, and a brother, Terry Caudill. Survivors include, son, Ray (Gina) Caudill, grandsons; Alex and Matthew Caudill, all of St. Joseph, MO, sisters, Treva (Jimmy) Billiot, and Charlotte (Howard) Anderson-Robinson.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Johnson Bayou Baptist Church in Johnson Bayou, Louisiana. Visitation will be on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM at the church. Interment with military honors will follow in Head of the Hallow Cemetery in Johnson Bayou, Lousiana under the direction of Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors in Groves, Texas.
Local arrangements under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Joseph “Joe” Howard Furgeson
Joseph “Joe” Howard Furgeson 66, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in a Saint Joseph, MO hospital. He was born July 7, 1951 in St. Joseph, MO, son of the late Alice and James Furgeson. He attended Benton High School and married Janet Woolard on January 22, 1971 in St. Joseph, MO. He was a hat maker for Stetson Hat, and worked 28 years at the St. Joseph News Press. He enjoyed fishing, turkey and mushroom hunting. He was very crafty with wood, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by parents, and a sister, Brenda Parham. Survivors include, wife, Janet Furgeson of the home, son, Jason H, (Sue) Furgeson, daughters, Rachel Furgeson (Roger Lewis) Jennifer Furgeson, Jolene Furgeson (John Herring), God-daughter, Jodie Barnett, grandchildren Jaycie (Adam) Furgeson, Amber Vaughn, Camey Furgeson, Gage (Jamie) Herring, Shawnda Massey, Shelby (Matthew) Barns, Kendra Furgeson, Alex Herring (Jordyn Smith), Triston Witt, Seth Herring, Aubrie Furgeson, Robert Lewis, Meia Furgeson, Ceyton Furgeson, and Jacklynn Surface, great grandchildren, Landyn, Lillea, Jocelyn, Montez, Coen, Wyatt, Remmi, Levahdee, brothers, Jimmy, Arley, John, and Dick Furgeson, sisters, Patty Rahn, Carol Williams, Sherrie Smithers, and Judy Corona, and mother in law, Glennrose ” Posy” Steward. Funeral services: 10:00 AM Monday, at the Rupp Chapel, Pastor Andy Campbell officiating, The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The inurnment will be at the Mount Auburn Cemetery. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Andrew Vincent “Vince” Eckert
Andrew Vincent “Vince” Eckert, 80 of Effingham, KS passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, with Fr. Benjamin Tremmel, OSB as celebrant. Burial of cremated remains will follow at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery. Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM, Monday March 26, 2018 at the church, with visitation following until 8:00 PM. Becker Chapel 402 3rd Effingham KS, will be open on Monday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for anyone who wants to sign the register book. Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Vince was born December 16, 1937 in Effingham, KS, the son of Andrew and Ethel (Reynolds) Eckert. He graduated from ACCHS in 1955. Vince was an Engineer for Kansas Department of Transportation for forty years. He served in the United States Army Reserves. Vince was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed farming, driving a semi-truck coaching high school softball and playing baseball and softball. Vince especially enjoyed his grandchildren.
Vince married Theresa Martin at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in 1960; she survives of the home. Additional survivors include three sons, Ken and Melissa Eckert, Ft. Worth, TX, Tom and Angela Eckert, Everest, KS, Joey Eckert, Atchison, KS, five brothers, Lee and Ruth Eckert, Atchison, KS, Russell and Carol Eckert, Effingham, KS, Jerry and Rita, Eckert, Effingham, KS, Jim and Shirley Eckert, Effingham, KS, Michael and Amy Eckert, Effingham, KS, two sisters, Karen and Ray Bell, Lansing, KS, Debbie and Mark Reiding, Easton, MO, grandchildren, Jeremy Eckert, Drew Eckert, Jackson Eckert, Sara (Leslea) Feagan, Courtney Page and Tiffany Schuler, great grandchildren, Wyatt, Rylan, Calvin, Natalee, Rhett.
He was preceded in death by his parents a brother, Dennis Eckert and a sister Evelyn Eckert.
Nellie Mae McGuire-Grace
Nellie Mae McGuire-Grace 86, of Rushville, MO passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Saint Joseph. She was born December 19, 1931 in St. Joseph, Missouri, daughter of the late Evelyn & William Babb. She was a homemaker, and a member of the King Hill Christian Church. Nellie was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband, Ralph B McGuire, 2nd husband, Archie Grace, daughters, Sharon McGuire and Marjorie James, and a sister, Beverly Boone. She is survived by daughter, Patsy McGuire (Buck Henderson) of Rushville, MO, four grandchildren: Michael Blanchard, Christopher Blanchard, Stacy James, and Nina Jones, 7 great grandchildren, brothers, Billy Babb and John (Debbie) Babb of Fountain Grove, MO. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will be cremated following the visitation, and the inurnment will be at the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO, at a later date.
Bendena, Kansas – Julia (Flynn) Staudenmaier, 75, of Bendena, Kansas passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Shepherd’s Residential of St. Joseph, Missouri.
Julia was born on May 29, 1942 in Topeka, Kansas to David & Ruth (Moran) Flynn.
She was a member of the St. Benedict’s Catholic Church of Bendena, Kansas. Julia was a Lab Technician working at MGP for over 25 years.
Julia married Charlie Staudenmaier on May 30, 1981 in Bendena, Kansas. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Mary Denise, grandson, Ahren Noakes, great-grandson, Tanner Sinclair, sister, Mary Jane Suther & a brother, John Flynn.
Survivors: Children, Kevin Hager, Erin Hager, Kelli Hutchison, Angela Rutter, Michele Zeit, Shannon Jantz, Gretchen Powell, Erin York & Jayne White; 29 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren & one on the way. Numerous nieces & nephews
Funeral Mass: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
At the St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Bendena, Kansas.
Rosary: 5:30 P. M. Tuesday evening at the St. Benedict’s Catholic Church with visitation to follow at 6-8 P.M.
Friends may call after 9 A.M. Tuesday at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy, Kansas.
Burial: St. Benedict’s Catholic Cemetery, Bendena, Kansas.
Memorials: St. Benedict’s Catholic Church
Shelly Ann Shaefer
Shelly Ann Shaefer, 59, of Hiawatha died Saturday evening, March 24, 2018 at the Hiawatha Community Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Shelly was born July 28, 1958 in Hiawatha, KS to Paul and Georgia Taylor Puvogel. She grew up and attended schools in Hiawatha. Shelly graduated from Hiawatha High School with the class of 1976.
She married Jeri Shaefer November 5, 1976 at the Upper Wolf Lutheran Church. Shelly and Jeri have two children Paul and Melanie. Jeri survives of the home.
Shelly graduated from Platte Business School in St. Joseph, MO.
She attended the Christian Center in Hiawatha, KS. Shelly was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Fairview, KS, the Lion’s Club in Robinson, KS, which she participated in several Melodramas, and a leader for the Boy Scouts of America, just to name a few.
Shelly bowled in lady’s bowling and mixed bowling. She loved the outdoors, her flowers, gardening, and she especially loved spending time with her family.
Shelly worked at the Post Office in Hiawatha as a clerical carrier before working as the Postmaster for Powhattan, Fairview, and finally Horton. She worked for the United States Postal Service for 22 years.
She is survived by her husband; Jeri, son; Paul and wife Rachel Shaefer of Hiawatha, KS, daughter; Melanie Shaefer and fiancé Ricky Rodriquez of Hiawatha, KS, brother; Rick and wife Alma Puvogel of Orange, CA, and grandchildren; Joseph, Jacob, Kylee, Hope, Erica, and Georgia.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents.
Memorial Services are planned for 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Christian Center in Hiawatha. Pastor Tony French will officiate. Inurnment will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 – 8p.m., Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Christian Center in Hiawatha.
Memorials are suggested in her name to be designated at a later date and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434
Online condolences may be made to www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com.
Ester Lavone Beach
Ester Lavone Beach, 79, of Morrill, KS died Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2018 at the Maple Heights Nursing Home where she had been a resident for a short time.
Lavone was born March 25, 1939 in Morrill, KS the daughter of Ben and Odie Ball DeBusk.
She grew up in Morrill and graduated from the Morrill High School with the class of 1958. Lavone played basketball while in High School. Lavone married Rex Beach December 3, 1960 at the Hamlin Baptist Church. He preceded her in death November 2, 2002.
Lavone worked as a housekeeper for the Apostolic Christian Home, Sabetha Country Inn, and Fountain Villa for a total of 43 years.
She enjoyed watching her grandchildren in their activities and doing things with them. She loved to sew clothes, patch jeans, and make Halloween costumes for the grandkids. In her last years she enjoyed taking care of her great granddaughter, Brystol. Lavone had a great love for ice cream. She enjoyed watching KU Basketball. She also loved her many dogs she had throughout the years.
She is survived by her daughters; Jocelyn and her husband Mark Swanson of Frankfort, KS, Kim and her husband Glen Bien of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Pamela and her husband Kevin Chadwell of Morrill, Kansas, 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, two sisters; Ruby and Rose both of Oklahoma, and a brother; Barney of Morrill, KS.
Funeral Services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Pastor Shane Spangler will officiate. Interment will follow at the Morrill Cemetery.
Friends may call the funeral home after 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 where the family will receive friends from 6 -8 p.m. that evening.
Memorials are suggested to the Maple Heights Nursing Home and may be sent in care of the funeral home 124 S 7th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434.