Dixie L. Barbosa
1927 – 2019
Dixie L. Barbosa, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019, at her home.
She was born April 9, 1927, in Martinsville, Missouri.
Dixie married E.C. Pelen Barbosa on November 11, 1946. He preceded her in death July 1, 2006.
She was employed by Seitz and other packing plants. Dixie started The Tamale House at Holy Rosary Parish, and in 1966, she and her husband started Barbosa’s Restaurant, which operated until 2004.
Dixie was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and assisted with the Open Door Food Kitchen for years.
She was also preceded in death by her three infant children, Regina, Espiridion, and Thomas Barbosa; son, Stephen Barbosa; and parents, Ivan and Oreana (Craiger) Gentry; and sister, Izola (Datie) Wenzworth.
Survivors include daughter, Judy Barbosa, St. Joseph; six grandchildren, Blake Barbosa, Daisy Frisch (Tony), Poppy Sullivan (Jeff), Ryan Barbosa (Erica), Luke Heitman (Becca), and Gavin Orroyo (Frank); 12 great-grandchildren, Tanner, Parker, Espiridion “Reid”, Lily, Beckett, Finn, Sophie, Oliver, Brody, Hayden, Mason, and Olive; two great-great-grandchildren, Imre and Covie; three sisters, Ella Mae Horn, Lois Lyon, and Margaret Wolfe; brother, John Gentry; daughter-in-law, Donna Barbosa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Parish Rosary 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where the family will gather with friends 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Wednesday. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the MIR House of Prayer. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Ila Mae Martin
1928 – 2019
TOPEKA – Ila Mae Martin, 90, of Topeka, died Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Plaza West Care Center in Topeka.
She was born May 22, 1928 at Avoca in Jackson County the daughter of Lloyd and Sarah Bostwick Bowser. She graduated from Soldier High School in 1946.
Ila Mae had worked at American Bindery in Topeka and in the kitchen at Tecumseh North School.
She was a member of the West Side Baptist Church in Topeka.
She married Paul Martin, Jr. on October 31, 1948 at Valley Falls. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2006.
Ila Mae was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Ronald Dean Martin, who died in a car accident in 1954, and a brother, Clifford Bowser.
Survivors include a son, David Martin, Topeka; two brothers, Bob Bowser and wife Eva, Holton and Larry Bowser and wife Alice, Meriden; two sisters, Edna Starr, Topeka and Barbara Amos, Olathe; one granddaughter, Paula Park and one great granddaughter, Averie Park.
A graveside service will be held at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton on Saturday, February 16th at 11:00 a.m. Private burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. The casket will remain closed. Memorials are suggested to the Westside Baptist Church, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, 66436.