Shirley (Bishop) Mattox, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away June 4, 2018 in Buckeye, Arizona. She was born April 23, 1937 to Bill and Maxine Bishop. She married Richard Mattox in 1954. She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister, J. Callen, and her son, Jeffery Mattox. Shirley is survived by her husband and 2 daughters; A. Miller-Booth (Boe) and Deanna (Roy) Swope, 8 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Shirley spent many of her years as a ceramic’s teacher and doll maker as owner of Shirley’s Ceramics and Dolls. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at a later date
Tara Marie Gilmore
HIAWATHA, KANSAS……………Tara Marie Gilmore, 33, of Hiawatha, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, June 16, 2018, at her home.
She was born in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Randy and Sherry Orme Gilmore and graduated in 2003 from Olathe North High School with a 4.1 GPA. She participated in Special Olympics and was always a cheerful person no matter what she was going through. Tara had such a zest for the Lord, always dancing in the aisles at Church.
Survivors include her mother Sherry Hahn of Hiawatha; her father Randy Gilmore of Independence, MO; two brothers: Aaron Gilmore and Matthew Gilmore.
She was preceded in death by grandparents: Aileen and Richard Marshfield, Edna and Ed Miller, Goldie Hahn; Aunt Lois; and cousin Keith Bragdon.
Private family services and inurnment to be held at a later date.
Kami N. Allen-Coelho
Hiawatha, KS…..Kami N. (Allen) Coelho, Hiawatha Kansas, formerly of Winchester, Kansas, passed away on June 12, 2018 in Hiawatha, Kansas at the age of 28.
Kami was born October 18, 1989 in Lawrence, Kansas. Kami resided in Winchester, KS through her Freshman year in High School, after which her family moved to the Hiawatha area. Kami completed High School in 2008 where she met her future husband. Kami was employed by Wal-Mart’s in Hiawatha.
Kami will be greatly missed by her Husband, Justin C. Coelho and sons, Marc J. and Aaron J. Coelho, all of the home; her parents, Jerry & Debbie Allen of Robinson, KS; her Grandmother, Janice Gibbons, also of Robinson; her brother John A. (April) DeLaet of McLouth, KS; sisters Kristen H. Allen, Robinson, KS and Holly (Taylor) Backer of Colorado Springs, CO., and multiple aunts/uncles and cousins.
Visitation for Kami is Wednesday, June 20th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will be at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th St. in Hiawatha. The funeral will be Thursday, June 21st, at 10:30 a.m. and will be held at The First Baptist Church, 210 Lodge Rd, also in Hiawatha.
Memorial donations may be made to KU Med Center – Orthopedics, sent in care of the funeral home.
Edwin Lee Sowers, 85 of Atchison, KS passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Medicalodge of Atchison.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Edwin was born August 16, 1932 in Atchison, KS, the son of William and Frieda (Kley) Sowers.
He graduated from Trinity Lutheran School grade school and graduated from Atchison High School in 1950. Edwin served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Standard Service Station for ten years with his brother Charlie. Then he worked for General Motors before retiring with 30 years of service. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison, KS where he served on the property committee.
He was married to Betty Kirshbaum on April 8, 1962 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison, KS; she preceded him in death on July 26, 2015. Survivors include one son; Ron (Penny) Sowers, Effingham, KS, two brothers; Tom (Betty) Sowers, Atchison, KS, and Bob (Mary) Sowers, St. Joseph, MO.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Gerald and Charlie Sowers and their sister, Mildred Hamersky.
Robert “Raider Bob” L. Griffin
Robert L. “Raider Bob” Griffin 68, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 in St. Joseph, MO. He was born February 9, 1950 in St. Joseph, MO, son of late Mary and George Griffin Sr. He graduated from Benton High School worked at many places, General tire, Missouri Chemical, Seitz, Hallmark Cards, Herzog, Mead products, H.D. Lee, Monfort Pork, and most notably Missouri Depart of Transportation. He loved photography, especially photographing butterflies and flowers. He was a model train railroader, Raider Bob was an avid Raider fan, and enjoyed traveling to Oakland to see them play. Bob and was a member of St. Joseph Harley – HOG chapter and he was a Christian. Bob was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include, wife, Dara Sue Griffin of the home, mother, Mary Hochstetler of St. Joseph, MO, son, Shawn (Michelle) Griffin, daughter, Jennifer Griffin (Tony Brettingham) Griffin both of St. Joseph, MO, grandchildren, Andrew, Kendyl, Jenndara Michaila, and Devin, a brother, George (Delores) Griffin Jr. St. Joseph, MO., and his mother in law Mildred Roberts.
Funeral services: 10:00 am, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Ashland Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the American Cancer society.
Tara L. Baranoski
Tara L. Baranoski 38, Saint Joseph, Missouri died Sunday June 17, 2018 in Saint Joseph. She was born June 27, 1979 in Brooklyn, NY and preceded in death by her father, Robert M. Baranoski, and mother, Rochelle Baranoski. Survivors include brother, Robert Baranoski of Port Saint Lucie, FL. Cremation under the direction of Rupp Funeral Home. There is no scheduled visitation or memorial service.
Margaret G. Jones
Margaret G. Jones, 104, of Hiawatha, died Tuesday June 19, 2018 at Vintage Park.
Margaret was born June 23, 1913 southwest of Whiting, Kansas one of two children born to Edwin J. and Bertha L. (Sawhill) Lentz and had spent most of her life in northeast Kansas.
Mrs. Jones was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hiawatha for 60 years and the UMW of the church; the ladies auxiliary to Homer-White American Post #66 and had served as past president parley of the auxiliary; the ladies auxiliary of VFW post #5210; a Red Cross Volunteer (Gray Lady) at the Hiawatha Community Hospital; and the LaGrange Club. She was a lifetime member of the Brown County Historical Society and the Hiawatha Community Hospital Auxiliary.
She married Harry U. Jones on February 1, 1942 at Horton, Kansas. They adopted two sons George and David. Margaret traveled with Harry during the war for years before returning to Hiawatha in 1948. They farmed north of Hiawatha until his death January 28, 1977. Shortly after his death she moved to town to make her home. In later years Margaret made her home at the Maple Grove Senior Complex for 3 years; the Apostolic Apartments in Sabetha for 2 years, moving to Vintage Park in August 2002.
Survivors include the adopted sons George Jones and David Jones, both of the Kansas City area; several adopted grandchildren and great-grandchildren; with nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by a brother William Lentz.
Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Shane Spangler will officiate. Interment will follow at the Hiawatha Cemetery.
The family will meet with friends a half hour prior to service.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hiawatha Cemetery, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha, 66434.