John A. Bolden
Elwood, Kansas – John A. Bolden, 86, of Elwood, Kansas passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018.
John was born on September 12, 1931 in Troy, Kansas to George & Bertha Bolden.
He was a member of the U.S. Army & a POW for 2 years. John work for Carnation for 30 years in the maintenance department.
John married Vivian Maxine Turner, she preceded him in death & also preceded in death by his parents & all his siblings.
Survivors: children, Les Bolden, Joseph Bolden, Patricia Bolden & Anthony Bolden all of Elwood, Kansas & Edward Bolden of Arizona. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 29, 2018
At the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena, Kansas.
Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service. Friends may call after 9 A.M. Thursday.
Burial: Pennell Cemetery, Troy, Kansas.
Memorials: John A. Bolden Memorial Fund.
Mary Ann (Barber-Gripe) Tull
Mary Ann (Barber-Gripe) Tull, 85, of Atchison KS died on Tuesday, June 26th at the Atchison Senior Village.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in the Round Mound Cemetery, Cummings, KS. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm on Monday until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Bible Fellowship Church, God’s Mountain or Midland Ministries and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mary Ann Barber was born on August 27, 1932 in Atchison KS the daughter of Victor W. and Bessie B. (Mayfield) Barber. She graduated from Atchison High School in 1950. She had worked as a bank teller for Exchange National Bank, co-owned several Subway stores with Cecil and worked at the3 Atchison Subway store, and was a seamstress, housewife and homemaker. She was a member of the Faith Bible Fellowship Church, and played the piano and organ for the church and for each church she attended throughout her life. Mary Ann enjoyed cooking, crocheting, Gospel music, being the family historian and spending time with her family.
Mary Ann was married to Cecil Gripe on June 6, 1954. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2009. She was later married to Jim Tull on December 31, 2009. Mr. Tull survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son, Chris (Kelley) Gripe, Shawnee, KS, three daughters, Cecilia (Doug) Wieberg, St. Louis, MO, and Cynthia (Steve) Graves, St. Joseph, MO and Staci (Dennis) Mix, Amity, MO, nine grandchildren, Jordan (Alec) Lemmon, Mackenzie Gripe, Lauren (Chad) McConnell, Chad (Tiffany) Graves, Steffany (Tim) Vincent, Craig Graves, Sydney (Michael) Rueckert, Hunter Mix, Christopher Mix and two great grandchildren, Rowan McConnell, Asher Vincent and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, three brothers, David, Jerry, and John Barber and two sisters, Ruth Theesfield, and Betty Gage, also preceded her in death.
Robert “Bob” Eugene Long
Heaven gained a gentle soul on Saturday, June 23, 2018, when Robert Eugene “Bob” Long, 88, passed away at the VA Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kan., after a brief illness with cancer.Bob was born on Dec. 16, 1929, to Joseph and Mabel (Lent) Long, and spent most of his life in St. Joseph.
Bob attended South Park Elementary School and Central High School. After serving in the Army and Army Reserves during the Korean War, Bob returned to St. Joseph to work alongside his brother, Bill Long, at Long’s Machine Shop, as the shop delivery man. Prior to his military service, he was employed by the railroad in Kansas City, Mo.He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Ramona (Jahnke) Long. Uncle Bob is survived by his niece and her family, Mona and Brad Brumm and their daughters Lenora, Audrey, Brooke and Caroline. PFC Long will be laid to rest at the Leavenworth National Cemetery with military honors at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements Rupp Funeral Home, online condolence and obituary www.ruppfuneral.com
Frank Edgar James
Frank E. James 77, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Monday June 25, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care hospital in Saint Joseph. He was born January 8, 1941 in St. Joseph, Missouri son of May & Wallace James. He attended Lafayette high school and was a Truck Driver. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Marie James, his parents, He is survived by son, Michael (Lisa) James, St. Joseph, MO, and daughter, Stacey James, Ceres, CA, 4 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, Mr. James will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com
Violet Marie Pyles
Violet Marie Pyles 85, of Weston, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 at a St. Joseph Health Care Center. She was born October 3, 1932 in Atchison, KS, daughter of the late Opal and Alvean Handke. She graduated from Atchison High School and worked at Whitaker Cable, and Platte City Caring Center. She enjoyed gardening, working around the yard, feeding the squirrels, and she loved horses. Violet was preceded in death by husband, Ralph Pyles Sr, her parents, sister, Darlene Handke, and a brother, Ernest Handke. Survivors include, son, Ralph (Michelle) Pyles, St. Joseph, MO, daughter, Sarah “Susie” (Raymond) Bosch, Weston, MO, six grandchildren: Christina Comer – Johnson, Megen Pyles, Raylene Bosch, Jason Kalamon, Jazmine Kalamon, and Triston Gibson, seven great grandchildren: Zach Mynatt, Cheynne Calloway, Riley Pyles, Jacob Pyles, MicKayla Johnson, Noah Johnson, and Samantha Jo Baker.
Funeral services: 10:00 am, Friday, June 29, 2018, Rupp Funeral Home, Jack DeSelms officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Sugar Creek Cemetery Rushville, Missouri. Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Daniel Ward Anderson
Daniel W. Anderson 59, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at his home. He was born April 17, 1959 in Kansas City, KS, son of Faye and Charles Anderson Jr. He graduated from Olatha High School and attended Kansas State University. He worked at Triumph foods, Hillshire Foods as a butcher. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. Daniel was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Anderson, his father, Charles Anderson Jr., step son, Broc Burns, and sister, Nina Olberding. Survivors include wife, Mary R. Aaron Anderson of the home, son, Christopher Anderson, Smithville, MO, step son, Myles Burns, St. Joseph, MO, granddaughter, Liberty Anderson, grandson, Connal Anderson, brother, Charles S Anderson III, and sisters, Ellen Anderson, and Melanie Wall.
Graveside funeral services and interment will be conducted on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 am, at the Sacred Heart Kickapoo Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Donald Eugene Bramble, Sr.
Donald Eugene Bramble, Sr., 80, of Atchison, KS, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Medicalodge of Atchison.
Cremation is planned and family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Don was born on January 10, 1938 at Rushville, MO, the son of George and Ruth (Murdock) Bramble. Don graduated from Atchison High School in 1957. Don was an over the road truck driver for MGP Ingredients for over 31 years. He was fondly known by those who knew him by his CB handles, (‘Duck’, ‘Red Dog’, ‘Bam Bam’), or always having cookies or candy to pass out, (‘Cookie Man’, ‘Candy Man’) or an affectionate nickname given by his grandchildren such as ‘HO HO’. Don enjoyed snowmobiling, truck pulls, boating, NASCAR races, or anything that had to do with an engine. Don was a member of the local Teamsters Union and had been a Union Steward while working for MGP.
Don was married to Betty Dugger and they later divorced. Don later met the love of his life, Nancy Shelton, and they have been together over 27 years.
Don is survived by Nancy, of the home; two sons, Donald E. (Linda) Bramble, Jr., Rushville, and Mark (Sharon) Hurst, Effingham; Nancy’s children, Judy (Jeff) Sailors, Lori Cox, and Ronnie (Laralee) Shelton; grandchildren, Christopher (Natalie) Bramble, Dustin and Tyler Hurst, Maggie and John Earl; Nancy’s nine grandchildren and their families, Joe (Liz) Robinson, Mandy (John) Olszowka, Katie Merritt, Emily (Eric) Revel, Morgan (Justin) Schilling, Derek (Hailey) Shelton, Aaron, Trae and Tanner Shelton; five great grandchildren, Austin, Allison, Aiden, Aric & Aubrey Bramble and Nancy’s several great-grandchildren; a sister, Marlene (Bill) White, St. Joseph.
Elmer Lee Marshall Sr.
Elmer Lee Marshall Sr. 87, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. He was born September 6, 1930 in St. Joseph, MO, and attended Benton High School. He served in the United States Navy and is a veteran of the Korean War. Elmer retired from Rainbow Bakery where he worked for over 30 years, starting as a baker and retiring as a Chief Lead Engineer. He took a 3 year break from the bakery, owning and operating the B & M Truck Stop. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering, antique car shows, and spending time with his grandchildren. He also loved going to anything Country & Western. His latest hobby was being on Face Book. Elmer was preceded in death by father, Ransom Marshall, mother, Pearl Minnie Marshall-Meade, a son, Larry Marshall, granddaughter, Misty Hewitt, sisters; Irene Van Hull and Pearl Brumback, brothers; Leonard Ray Meade and Gary Meade. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years Madolyn Louise Marshall of the home, daughters; Teresa Siela-Kingsland, Lenexa, KS and Cindy (David) Quirarte, Scottsdale, AZ, and a son, Elmer Lee Marshall Jr. (Robin Schneider), St. Joseph, MO, grandchildren: Anthony (Elizabeth) Siela, Austin, TX, Robert Kingsland, Denver, CO, Matthew Marshall, Altamonte Springs, FL, Amy (Derek) Armstrong, St. Joseph, MO, Jason Quirarte, Overland Park, KS, great grandchildren, Madolyn, William, Georgia Siela, Hunter & Devin Armstrong, Olivia Hewitt, Cali Wing, sisters; Margie Ann (Bill) Neiderhause and Barbara Jean (Ed) Bryson, brothers, Ransom Marshall, Hubert (Ilene) Marshall, and Kenneth (Marylyn) Marshall, numerous nieces & nephews, and his former son-in-law, Robert Kingsland.
Funeral Services: 10:00 am Monday, July 2, 2018 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Rev. James Barnett officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday at the Wesley United Methodist Church. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the DSACT for Down Syndrome.
Sandra (Blevins) McRae
Sandy L. (Blevins) McRae, formerly of Highland, KS, currently of Kansas City, Missouri,
She was born on August 29, 1951, to the late Virginia Gysin and Bernie Blevins, passed away at age 66 on June 27, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.
She grew up in Highland, Kansas where she graduated from high school in 1969, and later met her husband, Steve McRae, nearby in Big Lake, Missouri. She graduated from K-State University and spent 43 years in interior design before retiring in 2016.
She is survived by Steve, her loving husband of 45 years, her son Andrew McRae and daughter-in-law Amanda McRae, brothers Curt Blevins (Joan), Brad Blevins (Julee), sisters Janet Cyphers (Jim), Cathy Clark (Bill), and many beloved nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her cat, Kitty and dog, Sherlock.
She was an active member of Keystone United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Mission Sewing Group. Family and friends were most important to Sandy and she will be remembered as someone who always put others before herself.
Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. and funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at Keystone United Methodist Church, 406 W 74th St., Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Private burial services will be at the Highland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to United Methodist Women of Keystone Church at the above address.
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home of Highland is assisting the family with local arrangements.
Kersweath Junior Michiosy
Kersweath ‘Junior’ Michiosy, born on March 7, 1990 in Weno Chuuk Micronesia. He passed away at the age of 28, on Tuesday June 12, 2018, son of mother : Kirosen Kirano Hewinin and Father Junior Michiosy Kansou. He was known as Junior, Jayro or Eman. He was raised on the island of Guam, and was a graduate of Washington High School home of the Blue Jays (C/O 2008). He also played football in Washington High School with one of his best friend Jordan Julios. He was aspiring to be one of the greatest MMA fighters and wanted to represent and show the love of his home town (Chuuk FSM) through fighting. He was a member of the Brazilian Jiu Jitzu of Saint Joseph, MO.
He is celebrated in life by his mother and father, Kirosen Kirano Hewinin, and Junior Michiosy Kansou. His baby sister Khaila Hewinin, and his many siblings. His Fiancé Kimrin Suzuki. His daughter Alessia Marie Michiosy and son Jamarley Prince Junior Michiosy, and his many cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and friends and his teammates from SJBJJ. Junior was always the goofy laidback person everybody loved to be around. He was a family oriented kind of guy. He treated everybody with the same amount of respect and love. One of his favorite pastime was being with family and friends. Loved spending quality time with his kids, little sister, mom and fiancé. Loved being around his many nieces and nephews whom he referred to as “his babies”. He loved spending his spare time driving around looking for a good spot to hang out and watch the sun set. He loved to meet up with his friends and have a good time. Junior was a great dad, and uncle. The best brother, awesome son, caring fiancé, and a one of a kind best friend to everybody. He will be remembered for his infectious laugh, contagious smile, and great personality. His easy going nature and love to everyone around him. Visitation services Sunday July 1, 2018, 3-7pm, Rupp Funeal Home, Funeral Services, 10-1:30pm 1st Christian Church, St. Joseph, Missouri. Interment, Memorial Park Cemetery, online condolence and obituary, www.ruppfuneral.com
Ricky Ray Scott
Ricky Ray Scott 67, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018. He was born December 4, 1950 in St. Joseph, MO. Ricky was preceded in death by father, Maynard Scott, mother, Jacqueline Scott, and brother, Roger Sheperd. Survivors include brothers, Sam (Brenda) Wood, St. Joseph, MO, and Danny C. (Judy) Wood of Rio Linda, CA, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Graveside Funeral Services and Interment will be conducted on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm at the Ashland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM on Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Pastor Richard Bradley Officiating.
Evelyn Ella Isaacs
Evelyn Ella Isaacs 88, of Wichita, Kansas, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Wichita, KS. She was born August 8, 1929 in Natrona, KS, daughter of the late Nora and Henry Deistler. She graduated from high school and attended one year of college. She married Jackson Isaacs on May 13, 1995 in St. Joseph at the Christ Episcopal Church. She was a homemaker. In her younger years she worked in the Circus as a trapeze artist, she also worked in the knife throwing exhibition. Evelyn was an exceptional and accomplished artist, well known for her oil and pastel paintings, and she carries the distinction PEO after her signature. She loved St. Joe and created many works of art there and taught many the art of pastel painting. You could say she brought her art to St. Joe, and she touched many lives, teaching students at the schools and adults as well. She formed the Midwest Artist Association and was a charter member of the Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph. She was awarded PTO from pastel organization of America, and she was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in St. Joseph. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Jackie Jordan, sons, Steve Douglas Jordan, and Jim Jordan. Survivors include, husband, Jackson Isaacs of Saint Joseph, MO, three children: Charlotte Trull of TN, David (Kris) Jordan, Wichita, KS, and Patricia Beck of Wichita, KS, three step children: Michael Isaacs, Las Cruces, NM, Jonathan L (Yvonne) Isaacs and Monique (Darrell) Albritton, Lake Elsinore, CA, numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Funeral services: 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Christ Episcopal Church, Father George L. Cleaves Jr. Celebrant. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Tuesday at the Christ Episcopal Church. The Interment will be at the Halleck Cemetery, Taos, Missouri.
Loretta Jean Maag
Loretta Jean Maag 78, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 in a Saint Joseph, Missouri health care center. She was born June 28, 1940 in Fortescue, Missouri, daughter of the late Pauline & Marion Goolsby. She graduated from Lafayette High School, and she worked in the housekeeping department at the Missouri Methodist Medical Center. She enjoyed watching TV, playing video games, and spending time with her family. Loretta was preceded in death by her brother, Laverne Goolsby, and her parents. Survivors include: son, Kevin Goolsby, Kansas City, MO, daughter, Adrianna Maag (Casey Perkins), St. Joseph, MO, three grandchildren: Dalton, Makayla and Keyra Maag, sister, Luticia Kneib, sister-in-law, Chelita Goolsby both of St. Joseph, MO, as well as numerous nieces & nephews. The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm Tuesday with a celebration of life to begin at 3:00 pm Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home.
Arthur Jacob Wagner
Arthur Jacob Wagner, 70, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Atchison, KS. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Church Cemetery. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 9:45 AM with visitation following until time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials go to KC Hospice House, St. Benedict Parish or St. Patrick’s Cemetery and may be left in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Arthur was born February 14, 1948 in Atchison, KS, the son of Nicholas and Mildred (Funk) Wagner. Since retiring from his insulation business he remained active in the industry through participation in energy conservation organizations. He also enjoyed helping others with handyman services. Arthur was a member of St. Patrick’s and the Knights of Columbus. Arthur was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing. He especially enjoyed his family.
Arthur is survived by two children; daughter, Corrin and Jeremy Herigon, Overland Park, KS, and son, Austin and Kathleen Wagner, Lee Summit, MO, a brother, Dennis and Marlene Wagner, Atchison, KS, a sister, Helen and Eugene Hagel, Mission, KS, six grandchildren, Jake, Cayt and Drew Herigon, Lucy, Archer and Maren Wagner.
He was preceded in death by his parents.