Laurie Ann Feeback
Laurie Ann Feeback 56, of Savannah, Missouri passed away Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Mosaic Life Care Hospital.
She was born July 16, 1962 in St. Joseph, Missouri daughter of Edna & Gerald Norton. She graduated from Benton High School and the Job Core. She was a homemaker. Laurie was known as a very positive person who had and infectious positive outlook on life, she was really great to be around. She also loved to cook, listen to music, being outside, but most especially she loved spending time with her grandson ZY.
Laurie was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Dowell, father, Gerald Norton, step mother Sandy Norton, and brother, Jerry Norton. Survivors include: companion, Darren Moutray, sons, Ryan Lankford (Bailey Marriott), St. Joseph, MO, and Travis Feeback of Iowa, sisters, Melinda (Jeff) Magers, St. Joseph, MO, Becky (Curtis) McCumber, Savannah, MO, Rhonda (Kenny) Helsel, St. Joseph, MO, Carol (Greg) Dunigan and Cathy Dowell both of Hawaii, and grandson, Zy Lankford.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm on Saturday at the Rupp Funeral Home, A Celebration of life will follow starting at 2:00 pm Saturday also at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Laurie Ann Feeback Memorial fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com
John “Jack” Bowen
1927 – 2019
John (Jack) Bowen, 91, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, March 12. Jack was born on October 9, 1927, to Richard and Louise Bowen in Falls City, Nebraska. He was greeted by an older sister, Mary Jane and was followed by a brother, Samuel Dale.
Jack was raised in a farming family, growing up on several farms in Doniphan and Brown counties in Northeast Kansas. While he left the farm to follow business pursuits, the farm never left him. The love of the outdoors, of working the land, prairie practicality and mechanical skills and an understanding of an honest days work were very much a part of the person he became. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and hunting, but his real passion was to follow sports, particularly baseball and basketball.
While pursuing his education at Highland High School and Highland Community College in Highland, Kansas, he played on both schools’ basketball teams. He also played baseball for local town teams, including one of the earliest racially integrated baseball nines. He had an opportunity to play within the St. Louis Browns minor league organization.
Jack first worked for the Highland Vidette as a linotype operator and printer. He joined Conoco in 1956 as a tank wagon salesman and went into field sales in 1958. His work took he and his family to St. Joseph, Missouri, Salina, Kansas, Independence, Kansas and Springfield, Missouri. He retired after 35 years with Conoco, as the Account Manager-Branded of North America Marketing for Conoco.
He married Kathryn Elizabeth Flanders on his birthday, October 9, 1949 in Highland, Kansas. Together, with dedication and loving purpose, they raised two sons, John Michael and Kenneth Dale. Jack and Kathryn also took much pleasure in helping neighbors of all ages and college students. Their door was always open and their home was filled with family and friends.
Jack was an active supporter and firm believer in higher education. He generously supported Highland Community College, Kansas University, Kansas State University and Missouri State University. He excelled as a salesman, with a keen interest in his customers and an understanding of the oil industry and business. He was a member of the Missouri Oil Jobbers Association.
He was a member of Smithton Masonic Lodge #1 in Highland, Kansas, the Scottish Rite in Joplin, Missouri and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine in Springfield, Missouri.
Jack was a firm believer in active participation and attendance with his church. He was a member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Missouri. He held various positions within the local churches he attended. He was a Ruling Elder and Trustee and Elder Commissioner to John Calvin Presbytery. As a member of the Presbytery, Jack served as Elder Commissioner to the Synod of Mid-America, and as a member of the General Council Committee, Mission Interpretation and Public Relations Committee and Visiting and Planning Committee. As a member of the Synod, he served as on the Higher Education Committee.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Louise Bowen, sister, Mary Jane Walker and brother, Sam Bowen. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Kathryn. Also surviving are two sons, Mike (Linda) of Topeka, Kansas and Ken (Sharron) of Liberty, Missouri, four grandchildren, Mindy (Michael) Roberson of Olympia, Washington, Brad (Karen) Bowen of Cody, Wyoming, Eli Bowen of Liberty, Missouri and Emily Bowen of Chicago, Illinois and three great-grandchildren, Julia, John and Jocie, and many “adopted” children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday March 18 at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.
Due to the inclement weather conditions, a short service with Masonic Committal Service will be held at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, in Highland, on March 19 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Smithton Masonic Lodge #1, Highland, Kansas, Highland Community College or Highland United Methodist Presbyterian Church, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, PO Box 33, Highland 66035, who is assisting the family with local arrangements Online condolences may be expressed at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com or www.gormanscharpf.com.
Marcy (Watts) Koch
1939 – 2019
Marcy (Watts) Koch, 79, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Diversicare.
She was born to W. L. and Thelma (Summers) Watts on September 20, 1939 in St Joseph, MO. She attended Sherwood elementary, Bliss Junior High and graduated from Central in the class of 1957. Marcy married her Sunday school sweetheart, Larry Koch, in 1959. They met while attending Methodist Youth Fellowship at the First Methodist Church in 1953. It was a text book example of love at first sight.
After graduating from Central she took a job at Mannschreck’s Book Store. A few years later, she went to work for Premier Dental Laboratory where she remained until the birth of their first child, Kyle, in 1972. She remained a stay at home mother while raising Kyle and their second son Brett. She was active in A.B.W.A and the Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce. She looked forward to those meetings where she could spend time with her lady friends. Marcy was an avid sports fan. She loved to watch her grandsons Tyson and Dayne play baseball and basketball. Marcy was a hardcore Royals fan and followed every game on TV or radio. She was so addicted to sports that she would even watch golf on TV.
Marcy was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Alyssa. She is survived by her husband, Larry of the home; sons Kyle (Jennifer), Brett; grandsons Tyson and Dayne.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Friends of the Animal Shelter.
Cheryl “Jeannine” Hayes Watson
1965 – 2019
Farewell Services pending, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses or to donate online, visit Cheryl’s Tribute Page at www.meierhoffer.com and select Donate Now.
1924 – 2019
Marie J. Roseberry, 94, of St. Joseph, died March 14, 2019, at Living Community. Marie was born October 31, 1924, in St. Joseph, to Jacob and Regina (Witucki) Koneczny.
She was a graduate of Central High School. She worked at Stetson Hat, and retired from Sears Credit Department. Marie was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, St. Anne Altar Society, and American Legion Auxiliary Post #359
Marie was a kind and generous person. She had a special place in her heart for children and enjoyed filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, buying shoes for Soles for Christ, and contributing money and food for the St. Francis House of Bread food pantry.
She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond; son David Roseberry; daughter Janet Wiedmer; sisters, Helen Hager, Louise Painter; and brother George Konicy.
Survivors include her children, Gayle Roe; Roger Roseberry (Anne); Judy Wiedmaier (AJ); Rick Roseberry (Judy); Lori Supple; son-in-law Wayne Wiedmer; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier House of Bread.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 18, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00 noon Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel where the Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. The family will receive friends after the Rosary until 8:00 p.m.
1939 – 2018
Beverly Baker, 79, of Bates City, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at her home.
Beverly was born on May 24, 1939 in Fairport, Missouri to the late Harold and Goldie (Huff) Claycomb. She was a graduate of Stewartsville High School, followed by cosmetology school.
Beverly was a member of Hemple Church and played the piano for her retirement home. She was a gifted musician who touched many lives with her songs over the years. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a gift from God who will be missed.
Mrs. Baker married Donald Baker on September 6, 1957. He preceded her in death on October 8, 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donnie Claycomb; and sister, Joyce Goff.
Beverly is survived by her daughter, Janet Higgins; grandchildren, Ashlan Brunfman, Boston Higgins, Jordan Buso and Colton Higgins; great-grandchildren, Addilyn, Kayton, Liam and Asher; brothers, Larry and Danny Claycomb and sisters, Sue Hargis and Connie Harwood.
Funeral Service 2:00 PM Monday, March 18, 2019 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior.
The family has requested memorial donations to the American Stroke Association.