Paul E. Rockey
Paul E. Rockey, 63, of Hiawatha died Saturday morning, May 26, 2018 surrounded by his family.
Paul was born January 15, 1955 in Hiawatha to Wilbert and Barbara Rockey. Paul grew up in Hiawatha and graduated from Hiawatha High School with the class of 1973. Paul also attended Highland Community College. Paul married Nancy Anderson on May 25, 1974 and were blessed with two sons. The couple recently celebrated their 44 year anniversary.
Paul, along with his bother Phil, and father co-founded Rockey Manufacturing Company. Paul was currently employed with RHS/Best Way Inc. for over 30 years. Paul was very active in his community. He was President of the Hiawatha Sons of American Legion Squadron Post 66, ran the Hiawatha baseball program, coached and managed American Legion Baseball for over 25 years, constructed and was groundskeeper for Noble Baseball Park, and established a local Major League Wiffleball organization.
Survivors include his wife Nancy; two sons: Brady (Michelle) of Shawnee, Kansas and Bryan (Mandy) of Hiawatha; 5 grand-children: Alex, Ashton, Payton, Pauly, and Sydney; brother Phil (Jacqueline) of Hiawatha; sisters Irena Lyon and Ruth (Tommy) Black, both of Hiawatha and Christina (Dale) Buckingham of Warrensburg, MO; father-in-law Luther Anderson and sister-in-law Connie King both of Hiawatha. Other survivors include his traveling friends: Dave and Linda Grimm, Rick and Cathy Duncan, Dominic and Linda Grier, Chris and Tami Lehmkuhl. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Kenneth “Butch” Rockey.
Funeral Services are planned for 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, Hiawatha Chaplin Tim Champ will officiate. Interment will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha, KS.
Friends may call the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha after 12 noon Tuesday where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m.until 8 p.m. that evening.
Memorials are suggested to the Homer-White American Legion Post 66 for the baseball program and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434.
Lyle W. Campbell
HOLTON – Lyle W. Campbell, 78, of Holton, died Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his home.
He was born February 6, 1940 at Woodlawn, KS, the son of Emery and Mae Bentley Campbell. He graduated from Sabetha High School in 1959.
Lyle had worked for the telephone company in Hiawatha and Holton for a total of forty-three years. He started as a lineman and retired as a network technician.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Emery Lee Campbell and Wilbur Campbell.
Survivors include three sons, Allen Campbell (Kathy), Topeka, and Richard Campbell and Wesley Campbell (Jodie), all of Holton; a daughter, Sandra Silver, Holton; two brothers, Donald Campbell (Nancy), St. Joseph, MO and Ramon Campbell, in Colorado; three sisters, Hazel Sibold, Sabetha, Wilma Leuthold, Lawrence, and Melba King (Roy), Atchison; a sister-in-law, Darlene Campbell, Sabetha, ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 30th at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in the Holton Cemetery. Lyle will lie in state at the funeral home where family and friends will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Memorials are suggested to the Campbell Fund, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, 66436. Friends and family are invited to lunch at Lyle’s home immediately following the cemetery service.
Harriet Ann Henning, 81, of Nortonville, KS died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at her home surround by her family.
Graveside services and burial will be 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Nortonville Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 29th, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at the O’Trimble Chapel, Nortonville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jefferson County Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Harriet was born on January 24, 1937 in Jefferson County, KS the daughter of Clyde S. and Leona A. (Rassmussen) Kooser. She graduated from Nortonville High School in 1955. Mrs. Henning worked as a cook for Jefferson County USD 339 for over 20 years. She was also a Avon representative and enjoyed babysitting for her grandchildren. Harriet was a member of the Nortonville Christian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, was involved with the ladies aide at the church and was a volunteer at Village Villa. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was married to George Henning on June 1, 1955 at Holton KS. Mr. Henning preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 2014. Her parents, and brother, Rodney Kooser also preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Henning, and Michael (Alice) Henning, both of Nortonville, KS. and a daughter, Lisa Haslett, DeSoto, KS, a brother, Gary Kooser, Mesa, AZ, five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
James William Wright II
James William Wright II 65, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday May 30, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care Hospital, in Saint Joseph. He was born July 27, 1952 in Pueblo, Colorado. He married Charlene Smith, on October 9, 1972, and she survives of the home. He was the owner operator of J & H Roofing. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and deer hunting. He was a Baptist. Jim was preceded in death by his father, James William Wright, Sr., son, Harvey Smith, and sister, Bonnie Sue Oliva-Tumlinson. He is survived by wife, Charlene Wright, mother Myrtle (Bob) Dynes of St. Joseph, sons, Ricky (Sue) Wilson, Ronnie Wilson, and Richard Wilson, several grandchildren, and great grandchildren, brothers, Alvin Wright and Jerry Wayne Smith, sisters, Deanna Hunt, and Sheila Dempsey. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm on Saturday with memorial services following Saturday, June 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 James Wright Memorial fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Mose Ray Conway
Mose Ray Conway 84, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday May 27, 2018 at his home. He was born October 18, 1933 in Maysville, Missouri son of the late Gladys & Charles Conway. He married Karen Bales on May 10, 1958, at Elwood, Kansas and they shared 60 years of marriage together. He graduated from Maysville High School, and worked as a plumber with Jensen Plumbing, and L.S. Contracting. He served in the Navy and is a veteran of the Korean War, and served 20 years with the SeaBee Reserves. He enjoyed woodworking, especially making items out of barnwood, he also enjoyed mushroom hunting, and fishing. Mose was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #49, the Fleet Reserve, and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Charles Junior and Morris Conway, and a sister Jenny Slack. He is survived by wife, Karen Conway of the home, daughters, Kathy Conway (Kevin Schubert) and Lori (Rick) Bernard of St. Joseph, MO, sons, Jerry (April) Conway and Danny (Tina) Conway of St. Joseph, MO, a sister, Zelma Corman, St. Joseph, MO., 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and his Dog, Daisey Mae. Graveside memorial services will be held at 10AM Saturday June 9, 2018 at the Mount Auburn Cemetery, with Military honors under the auspices of the United States Navy.
Raymond Jack Homan
Raymond Jack Homan 87, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his home. He was born April 29, 1931 in Easton, MO, son of Viola and Raymond Homan. He graduated from Easton High School, and married Beverly Pearson on May 13, 1950 and shared 65 years together. He retired from Quaker Oats as a Maintenance Foreman after almost 40 years of service. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, traveling, hunting, fishing, spending time with his family, and he was a devoted husband to Beverly. Jack was a member of St. Joseph South Congregation Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was preceded in death by his parents, sons: Timothy Jack Homan, Joseph Kent Homan, and Mark Lee Homan, sisters: Rosy June Wolverton and Betty Jean Sloan. Survivors include, wife, Beverly Homan of the home, daughter, Deborah (Jim) Thompson, of St. Joseph, MO, son, Chad (Jennifer) Homan of MI, sisters, Delilah Augusta Kocipak, Savannah, MO, and Annette Ruth (Jim) Hutchings, Liberty, MO, grandchildren, Jason, Tracy, Neal, Jeremy, Merasia, Joe, Jessica, Lauren, Sierra, and Savannah, 9 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday at the Rupp Funeral Home with Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the South St. Joseph Kingdom Hall
William W. Franken
Highland, Kansas – William W. Franken, 81, of Fanning, Kansas passed away May 31, 2018 at the Highland Healthcare Center.
Bill was born on March 3, 1937 in Fanning, Kansas to William A. & Harriett (Guthrie) Franken.
He was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in Troy, Kansas, and the Knights of Columbus.
Bill served in the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict. Bill married Julia (Cobb) Thompson on September 17, 1966. She survives of the home. Bill was a Truck Driver and a Farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents & 3 brothers, an infant & John Paul and Andrew Franken, 2 sisters, an infant and Kathleen Sudduth, and by a grandson Scott King.
Additional survivors: son, Ronnie Thompson
Daughter, Sue Simmons
Grandson, Chad King
Brother, Robert Franken (JoAnn)
Sister, Joan Fuhrman (Bill)
Numerous nieces, nephews & friends
Funeral Mass: 10:30 A.M. Monday, June 4, 2018 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Troy, KS.Rosary: 6:00 P.M. Sunday evening, with visitation to follow until 8:00, at Harman Rohde Funeral Home, Troy, KS. Friends may call after 9 A.M. Sunday.
Burial: St. James Cemetery, Fanning, KS
Memorials: Doniphan County Ambulance District #1
Treva Jean Bollman
Elwood, KS – Treva Jean Bollman passed away June 1, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Treva was born August 8, 1953 in Wathena, Kansas to Carl Dean and Emma Jean (Phelps) Roland.
Treva was a Lifetime member of the St. Joseph, Missouri VFW #6760, and also the Wathena, Kansas VFW #5531. She volunteered many hours for both. Treva was an Accountant, and worked out of her home.
Treva and Walter W. “Bill” Bollman, Jr. were married on December 26, 1992. He survives of the home. Treva was a very devoted and loving wife, grandma, aunt and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Emma Jean.
A very special thank you, from Treva’s family to her caregivers, Shanna, Josh, Tina, Crystal, Kacey, Taylor & Josie.
Additional Survivors: Daughter, Janie Lucas (Odes)
Son, Gary Moss II (Jody)
Grandchildren, Megan, Brittnie, Gabby, Jeanie, Breanna, Jordan, Tyson & Jessica, and four great-grandchildren
Sisters, Wendy, Deana, Tammy, Jackie, and brothers, Cricket, Ricky and Billy Joe.
Service: Celebration of Life on Sunday, June 10, from Noon to 5:00 P.M., at the Elwood Community Building, Elwood, Kansas.
Memorials: Elwood City Park
Louis T. Siebenmorgen
Louis T Siebenmorgen, 83, of rural Hiawatha passed away at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Hiawatha May 31, 2018.
Louis was born February 3, 1935, near Hiawatha, KS one of five children of the late Louis G. and Alma Wasserfallen Siebenmorgen and had lived nearly all of his life in Northeast Kansas. He grew up in Powhattan area, graduating from Powhattan High School. He farmed in the Mercier/Powhattan area and drove the bus for USD 430 for several years. Louie served with the 2nd BN, 130th FA, Kansas Army National Guard for a total of six years. He later moved his family to the Robinson/White Cloud area to farm for Bryan Farms until retirement. He also worked as a janitor at the USD 415 Elementary School for a short period until his wife, Lois, retired.
Mr. Siebenmorgen was a longtime member of St. Ann Catholic Church of Hiawatha. He loved his family, enjoyed square dancing (member of the Maple Leaf Square Dance Club), collecting dogs and redbirds. He was married to Lois L. Loyd, September 8, 1956 in Mercier, Kansas at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She died October 4, 2009.
He survived by his seven children: Louis (Jan) Siebenmorgen Jr. of Powhattan, Terry (Jolynn) Siebenmorgen of Robinson, Debbie (Herb) Roland of Hiawatha, Rick Siebenmorgen of Hiawatha, Brad (Heather Pilcher) of Hiawatha, Tim Siebenmorgen of Hiawatha, Kimberly (Coco) Siebenmorgen of Wichita; 8 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Louis was also preceded in death by: brothers Vernon and Alvin, sisters Bernice and Eileen; and granddaughter Marilyn Siebenmorgen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann Catholic Church of Hiawatha, 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, with Father Dan Gardner as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Mercier, with flag presentation a courtesy of the Brown County Veterans Honor Guard.
Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha, after 10 a.m. Sunday. The Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by visitation with the family.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.
Patricia Lorene Bowles, 73, of Lancaster, KS, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham, KS. Memorials are suggested to Wisewoman Program or ASPCA (American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Patricia was born on March 17, 1945 in Great Bend, KS the daughter of Erastus and Lorene (Johnson) Lacy. She graduated from Horton High School in 1963 and then attended Salt City Business College in Hutchison, KS. Patricia worked in the Medical Administration field as a doctor’s office manager. Patricia enjoyed sewing and floral arranging, but her biggest passion was home improvement, restoring woodwork, painting and interior renovation.
Patricia married William Norman Bowles on March 18, 1963 in Miami, OK; he preceded her in death on January 29, 2006. Additional survivors include a son; Russell Bowles and Kristy Umscheid, Manhattan, KS, a daughter Cynthia and Joseph Holtmeyer, Tuscan, AZ, a brother Gerald Lacy, Pace, FL and eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren with one on the way.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother Leonard Lacy.
Susan Elizabeth Nelson
Wathena, Kansas – Susan Elizabeth (Dittemore) Nelson, 60, of Wathena, Kansas passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Susan was born on May 22, 1958 in to Robert Eugene & Mary (Sutton) Dittemore.
She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, (where she was baptized on June 1, 1958 & where she taught Sunday school for over 35 years) & American Legion Auxiliary both of Wathena, Kansas, & the Kansas Pharmacist Association.
Susan was a Pharmacist, for 30 years including owning & operating Nelson’s Hometown Pharmacy’s in Wathena & Troy.
Susan married Michael Nelson on August 11, 1984 in Wathena, Kansas. He survives of the home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Amos Nelson & a sister, Amy Dittemore.
Additional survivors, daughter, Mary Nelson, Wathena, Kansas
Son, Seth Nelson (Melissa), Bonner Springs, Kansas
Grandchildren, Avery Nelson & Julia Nelson
Sister, Sharon Thomas (Peter), Australia
Brothers, Steve Dittemore, St. Joseph, Missouri
Tom Dittemore (Oksana), Wathena, Kansas
Daughter-in-law, Jessie Kramer Eisen
Sisters-in-law, Denise Anderson (Greg) & Janice Marxhousen(Karl)
Nieces & nephews, Lauren, Sean (Cassie), Kelly, Amanda, Clint, Corey, Jared, Jessica,
Katherine & Yegor. Great nieces & nephews, Brileigh, Tad, Jordan, Olivia, Trenton, Rennie & Nelson
Special cousin, Jana (Bob) Patterson
Funeral Service: 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, June 5, 2018
At the Christ Lutheran Church, Wathena, Kansas
Visitation: 1 P.M. Tuesday prior to service at the church. Friends may call after 9 A.M. Monday at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena, Kansas.
Burial: Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Wathena, Kansas.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Christ Lutheran Sunday School.
Wilmas Jean Maret
Wilma Jean Maret 87, of DeKalb, Missouri formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at her home. She was born December 2, 1930 daughter of the late Lula & Clarence Jenkins. Wilma married Andrew R. Maret August 21, 1951, he survives of the home. Wilma enjoyed many back road Sunday drives, but most of all she adored her family and was the family Matriarch. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and five brothers. Survived by her husband, two children: son Brian Maret and daughter, Jayne (Duane) Stark, two grandchildren: Savannah and Dakota Stark, numerous nieces, nephews and two sisters in laws. There are no services scheduled at this time, Memorial donations are requested to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Wyatt Cawley, infant son of Autumn Cawley and Zackary Rodden, passed away May 20, 2018. He is survived by his parents, maternal grandparents, Greg and Ann Cawley, and paternal grandmother, Beth Shephard, and paternal great grandmother, Ann Shore. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.
Linda Sue Langston
Linda Sue Langston 60, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. She was born February 24, 1958 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of late Hilda and Leroy Langston. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Michael Bascue and Leroy Langston, and sisters, Anna Donaldson and Marie Dunfield. Survivors include, brothers; George Bascue, Robert (Candace) Langston, and Kenneth (Beverly) Langston, sisters; Teresa Maasen of Kansas City, MO, sister, Marsha Grimmig of Saint Joseph, MO, sisters, Mary (Fred) Donaldson and Barbara (Ted) Schimmel, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday with Funeral Services at 2:00 PM Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ramona Lisa Watkins-Goodale
Ramona Lisa Watkins-Goodale 67, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. She was born February 5, 1951 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Ramona was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Eva Watkins, and a niece, Ryan Michelle Newey. Survivors include: brothers, Richard (Katrina) Watkins and Larry Dale Watkins, sister, Lori Jo Colborn all of St. Joseph, MO, several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorial Services following Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Ramona Goodale Memorial Fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home.