Sondra ‘Sandy’ May Haeffele
Sondra “Sandy” May (Carter) Haeffele, 73, of Overbrook, KS, formerly of Hiawatha and Atchison, KS, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS surrounded by her family.
Sondra “Sandy” May Carter was born on September 2, 1944 in Atchison, the daughter of Clifford and Emmaciel ‘Emmy’ (Ellis) Carter. Sandy graduated from Atchison High School in 1962. She worked many occupations throughout her life but being a homemaker, mother, cake decorator, and babysitter were her most cherished. Sandy enjoyed baking, fishing, and bowling and was a coach for the youth bowling league at Maple Lanes in Hiawatha for many years. Sandy and her daughter, Cherie, were Kansas State Champion Bowlers in Doubles in the mid 1980’s.
Sandy and Darrel W. Haeffele were united in marriage on January 16, 1966 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Atchison, he survives.
Also surviving are their three children, Cherie (Robert) Herlinger of Overbrook, KS, Traci (Calvin) Weibling of East Lynne, MO, and Michael (Michelle) Haeffele of Ottawa, KS; five grandchildren, Amanda (Ryan) Kohlman of Burlingame, KS, Andrew (Brittany) Weibling of Garden City, MO, Jessica Herlinger of Lawrence, KS, Mackenzie Haeffele of Winfield, KS, and Jacob (Samantha) Weibling of Kingsville, MO; eight great-grandchildren; step brother, Jim Halling; step sisters, Betty Diebolt and Susan Smith; and many former daycare children who called her Grandma Sandy.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents; two great-grandsons, Gavin and Gabriel; brother, Wayne Carter; and sisters, Patricia Cloves and Florence Spencer.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Avenue, Atchison, KS with Chaplain Larry Parrish, officiating. Family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Sandy to the ASPCA or Trinity Lutheran School and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of sympathy and remembrances may also be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Peggy Ann Gann
Peggy Ann Gann, 59, of Atchison, KS, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, surrounded by her loved ones.
Peggy was born on March 19, 1959 in Winchester, KS to Allen and Carrie (Welch) Gore, the second of four children. She attended Easton High School and Highland Community College. She held a large variety of occupations throughout her life, the final being at Atchison Senior Village before her retirement in 2012.
Peggy was married to her soulmate Kenny Gann on March 18, 2006. She said it took her many years to find him, but it was worth every second for the happiness they shared. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, mushroom hunting, camping, and traveling. She said the greatest memories of her life were spent with her friends and family enjoying all that nature had to offer. She loved her family and friends more than anything in the world, she would never hesitate to be there should they need her. She loved animals, both wild and her pets. Each spring she would count the days until her hummingbirds would return to the feeders and flowers she made sure to have just for them. Her heart went into everything she did, whether it be planning family events or supporting local causes. In her retirement she took up crafting and with that hobby, she made the lives and houses of her friends and family more beautiful.
Survivors include her loving husband Kenny Gann, her son Eric (Sara) Dewald, her step-children Scott (Rebecca) Gann and Kenneth Gann, brother Kenny (Jeanette) Gore, nieces Jenny (Michael) Elder, Amanda (Jeremy) Faulconer, nephew Kenny Gore Jr., 6 great-nieces and nephews, 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Gore, and her sister Debra Gore.
Memorial Services will be 10:30 AM, Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Burial will follow in the Langley Cemetery, north of Easton, KS. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, at the funeral home. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Helen L. Gilfillan
Helen L Gilfillan, 83 , Reserve, passed away Thursday April 26, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care hospital in St. Joseph, MO.
She was surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born May 16, 1934 in Horton, Ks the daughter of Rev. Clarence Peter Broadfoot and Christie Lillian Rolfe Broadfoot Rose. She graduated and was valedictorian from Reserve Rural High School in 1952. On Aug 2, 1953 she married Curtis Dale Gilfillan in Reserve where they lived most of their married life. She loved to cook, garden, and can and tend her flowers. Helen worked as a CNA for nursing homes and individuals and cooked meals for her local school district. Other survivors include a daughter and son in law, Beth & Duane Strader of St. Joseph, MO, two sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Ramona Gilfillan of Hiawatha, and Mark and Monique Gilfillan of Grand Junction, CO; a sister, Catherine Raper of Topeka, Ks: seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
A celebration of life service is at 10:30 AM Monday ,April 30, 2018 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Friend may call the funeral home after 10 a.m. on Sunday where the family will receive friends from 4:30 PM – 6 p.m. The Rev. Tom Stone will officiate, assisted by Blake Wyatt. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the Mount Zion community northeast of Hiawatha with a luncheon following at the First Baptist Church in Hiawatha. Memorials are suggested in her name 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
Adeline Gladys Gilmore
Adeline Gilmore, 99, of Leawood, KS formerly of Everest, KS died Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Adeline Gladys Gilmore was the youngest of eight children born to John and Frances (Wolney) Ubelaker on April 16, 1919 at Willis, KS.
She graduated from Everest High School with honors and in 1940 received an RN from St. Joseph Nursing School in Kansas City. She worked as a general service and surgical nurse at Horton (KS) Community Hospital and later at Newman Memorial Hospital in Emporia.
She and John Marvin Gilmore of Hiawatha were married and moved to Waukeegan, IL where she worked at St. Theresa’s Hospital while John was completing his U.S. Navy service at the Great Lakes Naval Station.
The couple moved to Robinson where they purchased the S.T. Parker drug store. Adeline continued her nursing career at Hiawatha Community Hospital where she worked until her retirement.
She is survived by her three children, Robert Gilmore (Jane) of Overland Park, KS; David Gilmore (Meg) of Leawood, KS; and Carol Gilmore of Leawood, KS. She was preceded in death by brothers Dr. Clement Ubelaker (Dorothy) of Ottawa, KS; Henry Ubelaker (Wilma) of Everest, KS; Victor Ubelaker ( Lela) of Horton, KS; Dr. Ernest Ubelaker (Ruth) of South Haven, KS; and sisters Frances (Frank) Geiger of Horton, KS; Helen (Henry) Bunck of Everest, KS; and Mary ( William) Bertels of Nortonville, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 1p.m. at the St. Leo Catholic Church in Horton, KS. Celebrant will be Father Dan Gardner. Interment will follow at the St. Leo Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha after 10 a.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434.
Marjean Ann Ryland
Marjean Ann Ryland, 77, of Hiawatha, KS died Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Maple Heights Nursing Home in Hiawatha, KS.
She was born August 18, 1940, in Axtell, KS, the daughter of Weir and Mable Irwin Neff. Marjean graduated with her LPN from Kaw- Valley Technical School in 1985. Her nursing career included working for Dr. Yulich, Fountain Villa, and the Sabetha Manor.
She married Donald Ryland on May 6, 1966 in Atchison, KS. He survives of the home. Other survivors include their children Ronnie (Lisa) Huddleston and Edwin (Sherry) Huddleston of Falls City NE; Beverly (Steve) Chambers of Topeka, KS; Dean Huddleston of Junction City, KS; Amanda (Darren) Allen of Oneida, KS; and Donna Green of Hiawatha, KS; a brother, Larry Neff of Colorado Springs, CO; 21 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Neva Roudybush.
Funeral services are planned for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha with Pastor Shane Spangler officiating. Interment to follow at the Isley Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Fairview American Legion Auxillary, 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
Charles “Chuck” Baxter Boeh
Charles “Chuck” Boeh 36, passed away April 25, 2018. Survivors: wife, Kandice Boeh, children, Destiny Bonar and Serenity Boeh, all of St. Joseph; parents, Cindy Hart and Eugene Boeh (Sherrie) of Troy, KS Cremation under the direction of Rupp Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorials are requested to the Charles Boeh Memorial Fund c/o Rupp Funeral Home.
Jennifer Eileen Martin
Jennifer Eileen Martin joined Heaven’s Band of Angels on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Jennifer “Jen” Martin was born November 22, 1962 in St. Joseph, Mo. She came into the world with the biggest, brightest blue eyes, thick dark eyelashes and a fighting spirit.
Jen is preceded in death by her father Harry Martin and dear brother, Jeffrey Martin (Debbie). Survivors include her loving, devoted mother Shirley Faulk (Ray); brother Harlen John Martin (Terri); sisters Jessica Martin, Ruby Puri (Rahul), and Betsy Faulk (Billy Couch); niece Mandi Martin; nephew Beau Martin; nephew Eli Martin; niece Gracie Couch; niece Edith Puri and great niece Jody Martin.
A diehard Royals fan, Jen loved her boys in blue and could tell you the stats on any player at the plate. Holidays, especially Christmas, were Jen’s passion. Her Christmas shopping was often finished by September 1 and she loved nothing more than finding exactly the right gift for the many loved ones in her life. Jen was a giver.
She enjoyed listening to music, watching her television shows, shopping and dining with her mother and spending time with her family.
Jenny, you are so very loved and we know that God had a very special pair of wings waiting for you. Rest in Peace, and GO ROYALS!
Visitation will be held at Rupp Funeral Home 11 a.m., Tuesday May 1 with Funeral Service to follow at 12:00 noon. A graveside service will follow at Foster Cemetery in New Hampton, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or National Kidney Foundation in Jennifer’s memory.
Richard “Rick” Wade Caraway
Richard “Rick” Caraway 69, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at his residence. He was born October 24, 1948 in Albany, MO, son of Letha and Vernon Caraway. He graduated from Albany R-III, class of 1966. He was a Carpenter, retiring after 40 years. Rick enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends and family. He loved mushroom hunting. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching and coaching his grandkids sporting events, even building a regulation size baseball field with his son, Chris, for his grandkids.
Rick was preceded in death by son, Christopher Caraway, father, Vernon Caraway, mother, Letha Caraway.
Survivors include, brother, Joe Caraway of Kearney, MO, grandchildren, Corie Caraway, Kelsi Jo Caraway, Kaden Caraway, daughter in law, Melanie Caraway, all of Stewartsville, MO, his devoted friends, Rod and Teresa McCray of St. Joseph, and nephews, nieces and cousins and a host of friends.
Rick has been cremated under the care of Rupp Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home.