Patricia Ann Johnston
1939 – 2019
Patricia “Pat” Ann Johnston 79, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at her home. She was born February 26, 1939 in Agency, MO, daughter of the late Mamie and Harry McDowell. She worked at a nursing home in Branson as a Dietary aid. Pat was preceded in death by husband, Walter Eugene Johnston, her parents, brothers; Lloyd, Ernest, Furman, Glen, and Jerald McDowell, and a sister, Juanita Cline. Survivors include, sons, Patrick “Andy” Johnston, Cape Fair, MO, Emmitt (Stephanie) Johnston, Spokane, MO, Eugene (Laura) Johnston, Fairbanks, AK, and Robin Johnston, daughter, Sharon (Richard) Lowery, of Colorado, 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, brother, Jimmy Lawson, St. Joseph, MO, and a sister, Edna Myers of St. Joseph, MO.
Funeral services: 10:00 am, Friday, February 15, 2019 at Rupp Funeral Home, Pastor Dr. Roger Wilcoxen 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 Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Weston, MO.
Ashley Nicole Durham
Ashley Nicole Durham, 33, Topeka, Kansas, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019. She was born June 5, 1985, in Grand Junction, Colorado. Ashley was a phlebotomist.
She was a big jokester, a daredevil, and would always fly by the seat of her pants. Ashley wasn’t afraid of anything and could always make you laugh. She was generous, even when she didn’t have anything herself, and was never materialistic. Ashley was loyal, especially to her family. Above all, she was a beautiful soul, and everyone loved her. Ashley will be greatly missed.
“You were always my protector. Now, you’re my guardian angel.”
She was preceded in death by her beloved grandfather, Richard Edelen, and uncle, Eric Edelen.
Survivors include her mom and dad, Kathy and Kenneth Boorn; step-sister, Cassie Boorn, Peoria, Illinois; sister, Whitney Cook (Jeremy), Gower, Missouri; brothers, Matthew Durham (Kendra Bradley), Amity, Missouri, and Hunter Boorn, Topeka; grandma, Sheila Edelen, St. Joseph; nieces and nephews, Alexis, Caitlynn, Maci Lynn, Piper, Emma, Owen, Allycen, and Aiden; the light of her life, “Turtle”; and her close friends.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the St. Kolbe-Puckett Center for Healing. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Doris Patricia Corless
1924 – 2019
Doris Patricia Corless, 94, went to be with the Lord on 11 February 2019 at a local healthcare facility.
Miss Corless was born on April 6, 1924 in St. Joseph, MO, where she was a lifelong resident. She attended St. Patrick Catholic School and Convent of the Sacred Heart High School.
Doris worked as a bookkeeper for 54 years. She was with PPG Industries for 25 years, Thompson Decorating Center for 21 years and volunteered as a bookkeeper for St. Joseph Christian School for 8 years.
She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, where she served as a Liturgical minister, a Bible Group leader, an Altar Society member and an RCIA team member. Doris was a recipient of the Bishops Recognition Award for her work in the Parish. She was a long time member of the Daughters of Isabella and also volunteered her time at the Valley Community Center Food Kitchen.
Doris is preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Lorene (Rogers) Corless; sisters, Jean Curtin and Ruth Jacobs; two nephews, Mark Curtin and John Jacobs; and close first cousins, Rosemary (Regan) Campfield, Eugenia (Regan) McKillip, Lorene (Williams) Arbuckle and Helen (Rogers) Andres.
Survivors include one sister, Barbara Ann Gregory and husband Joseph Gregory; sixteen nieces and nephews, their spouses and children.
Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of Doris’ life will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, February 15, 2019 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Rosary 4:30 PM, Thursday, February 14 at Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel with family to receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Patrick Catholic Church or the Valley Community Center Food Kitchen.
Richard Dean Marsack
1939 – 2019
Richard Dean “Dick” Marsack, 79, of St. Joseph, passed away, Monday, February 11, 2019 at his home.
Richard was born February 13, 1939 in Port Huron, Michigan. He worked at Gray Manufacturing for 39 years.
He married Joanne Borkowshi on June 11, 1960 and she survives. Also surviving are his children, Mary Kalamon-Marsack, Bev Griffin, Angela Hensley; grandchildren, Chanel Kalamon-Marsack, Amber Starke, Sable Kalamon-Marsack, Brandon Griffin, Ashton Hensley, Bobbie Brooke Griffin; six great-grandchildren; brother Joe Marsack and wife Joan; sister Beverly Maddy; nephew Richard Dean Marsack.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, shooting pool, and softball.
Richard was cremated under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Services will be held at a later date.
Harriet “Marie” Severns
1927 – 2019
Harriet “Marie” Severns, 91, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
Marie was born October 24, 1927, in Denton, KS, to the late William “Webb” and Gussie Louise (McNelly) Prawl. She was a graduate of Central High School and worked at Westab.
She was united in marriage to Harry Francis Severns on May 29, 1947, in Troy, KS. They celebrated 46 years of marriage before his passing in 1993.
Her involvement in Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Webster PTA, PTA Council, Lafayette H.S volunteer and Saint Paul United Methodist Church all centered around her family. She enjoyed reading, sewing, ceramics, traveling, and playing cards and Bingo.
Preceding her in death were her siblings, Norman Prawl and Kathryn Mitchell.
Survivors include her children, Pamela (Walt) Hanabury, Jeffrey (Pam), Gregory (Ilene), and Barry (Lori) Severns; grandchildren, Keith Severns, Brian Hanabury, Mack Severns, and Parker, Carter (Amelia), Addison (Kaitlin), and Anya Severns; great-grandsons, Liam and Laken Severns, Hudsyn Severns, and great-granddaughters Madeline Hanabury and Collins Severns; and great-great-grandson Lincoln Severns; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial contributions to Noyes Home, United Way, or the St. Joseph Animal Shelter would be appreciated.
Visitation will be Friday, February 15, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph. Services and burial will be Saturday, February 16, 2019 , at 10:00 a.m. at Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, MO.