Bobbie Lou Dunlap
1931 – 2019
Bobbie Lou Dunlap, 87, of Faucett, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at a Gower, MO health care facility.
She was born July 11, 1931 in Warrensburg, MO, daughter of Anna and Robert King. She attended Faucett High School, transferring to Rushville High School her senior year and graduated in 1949. She later attended Platt Gard Business College, studying shorthand. She enjoyed Decorating, especially in her home and church, traveling, antiques and flowers and gardening., Bobbie was a longtime member of Faucett Baptist Church. She loved her church, had a heart for missions, and spent many years teaching Sunday School and Bible School.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Geane Long. Survivors include, husband, James “Gene” E. Dunlap of Faucett, son, Robert E. Dunlap of Oregon, MO, daughter, Sandy (Ray) Prescher of Agency, MO, son, John (Becky) Dunlap of Agency, MO, grandchildren, Seth Dunlap, Cyrus (Callie Merritt) Dunlap, Ezra (Haleigh) Prescher, Ethan Prescher, Micah (Amber) Dunlap, Mariah (Josh Stout) Dunlap, great-grandchildren, Lexi, Finley, Indiana Dunlap and Rhys Prescher.
Funeral services will be 2:30 pm, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Faucett Baptist Church, Pastor Randy Wade officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday at the Faucett Baptist Church. The Interment will be at the Faucett Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Faucett Baptist Church. Online condolences and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Thomas E. Munsterman
1944 – 2019
Thomas E. Munsterman, 74, of Rushville, MO died on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral service will be 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Weston, MO. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Thomas was born on Dec. 1, 1944 in Rushville, MO the son of John and Ada Mae (Bishop) Munsterman. He served in the United States Navy and following his service went to work as a mechanic for the Burlington-Northern Railroad. He retired in 1991 after 25 years of service. Mr. Munsterman enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
He was married to Judy Sommers in 1967 and they had two daughters. He was later married to Carol Ann Cornelius on April 9, 1982 in Platte City, MO. Carol preceded him in death on June 3, 2016. Survivors include two daughters, Tammy S. DiGioia, St. Charles, IL and Pamela M. Toy, Weston, MO, a step daughter, Rhonda (Lynn) Hook, Rushville, MO, a brother, George Munsterman, Atchison, KS, a sister, Carol Reeves, Rushville, MO,Five grandchildren; Kendall DiGioia, Paxton Seyal, Payton Toy, David (Jennifer) Rizer, and Bradley (Laura) Rizer, and four great grandchildren, Emilia Seyal, Benaiah , Noah, and Kenan Rizer. His parents, wife, and two brothers, John and Ronald Munsterman preceded him in death.
Lucile Esther Hawks
1917 – 2019
Lucile Esther Hawks passed over March 14, 2019 at the age of 101. She was born August 5, 1917 to Joseph M. Hawks and Gertrude Schupbach Hawks at their farm home five miles south of Hiawatha. When Lucile was three years old the family moved to the farm in the Carson neighborhood five miles west of Hiawatha where her great grandparents, Daniel and Elizabeth Hawks settled when they came to Kansas from Maine in 1857.
Miss Hawks attended Carson School district No. 1 through eighth grade and graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1935. Attending Kansas State College at Manhattan, she graduated in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics and Art. In 1958, Lucile earned a Master’s Degree in Home Economics Education from Colorado State University at Fort Collins. Throughout the years, an additional thirty hours of graduate credit was earned through summer and night classes. The requirements for advanced work were completed every five years with educational travel. Visiting all states in the U.S except for Hawaii and Alaska, her travels also took her to Mexico, Guatemala, Canada and four trips to Eastern and Western Europe. Emphasis was on textile collections, paintings and architecture, as well as general sightseeing.
Lucile taught home economics at high schools in Allen, Osage City and Fredonia, Kansas before going to Kansas City, Kansas, where she taught Clothing Construction and Textiles at Center Junior High School for ten years and at Wyandotte High School for a total of thirty-nine years.
Upon retirement, Lucile returned to Hiawatha where she began, managed and created items for the Hiawatha Hospital Gift Shop for seven years. At that point, she became a regular volunteer at the Morrill Free Public Library from 1986 until 2005.
Lucile was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a life member of the Brown County Historical Society and a member of the Ag Museum Quilters. Other activities included raising many African violets and always a garden. She took great pride in her yard, tea roses, and other flowers. Lucile spent any extra time creating scrap quilts, quilting for friends and making stuffed animals for charity.
Lucile donated her collection of over 125 miniature handmade quilts to the Avenuir Museum at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. The quilts are part of a permanent collection at CSU. Always valuing education, she has left monetary contributions to Kansas State University for Home Economics, Engineering, in honor of her sister who was an engineer and to local vocational schools.
She is survived by cousins Bob Hawks (Jan), Tulsa, Oklahoma, Alan (Karen) Bruning, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Helen Ruth Hawks, Hiawatha Kansas, Diane Schupbach, Westminster, Colorado, and Marilyn Schupbach of Edgewater, Colorado. A myriad of friends are left to remember their wonderful interactions with a unique, witty lady.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Mary Helen Hawks.
A Celebration of Lucile’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha, Shane Spangler will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.
The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morrill Free Public Library sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.
Audrey “Annie” Todd
1935 – 2019
Audrey “Annie” Todd, 83, of Savannah, Missouri, passed away at Mosaic Life Care Thursday, March 14, 2019.
Ann was born in Waverly, Iowa on July 16, 1935 to Gilbert and Irene (Cook) Orth.
On August 12, 1994 she married Caryl E. Todd; he survives her of the home. She was a manager of Hallmark Cards Inc, in Kansas City, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Paul and Val Orth.
Besides her husband, Audrey is survived by her step-children, Cathy (Butch) Landers and Robert Todd; brothers, Keith, Larry, and David Orth; and sister, Deborah Deal.
Funeral Service 1:00PM Tuesday, March 19, at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel with interment following at the Savannah Cemetery. Visitation 5:00-7:00PM Monday, March 18, at our chapel.
The family requests donations to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
1929 – 2019
Geraldine Mooney, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019.
She was born July 8, 1929 in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Geraldine married Kennard Mooney September 16, 1946. He preceded her in death November 25, 2008.
She was a member of McCarthy Baptist Church.
Geraldine enjoyed scrapbooking, music, Elvis, Bugs Bunny and loved her cat Maxie.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Mary Weber; granddaughter, Terry Mooney; brother, Bill Morris; daughters-in-law, Patty Delores Mooney, Linda Joyce Mooney; sons-in-law, Sonny Coy, Rodney Collins.
Survivors include children, Barbara Mooney, Janice Strueby (Gary), Kenny Mooney, Jr., Tom Mooney, Patty Westcott (Donnie); grandchildren, Kellie, Stacey, Renee, Brian, Steven, Rhonda, Jennifer, Tommy, Timmy, Tara, Michael, Chris, Nicholas, Paula, Adam; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Floyd B. Auxier
1941 – 2019
Floyd B. Auxier, 77, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born December 24, 1941 to Paul and Cora (Green) Auxier. Floyd married Marcia McLean February 16, 1962.
He lived the American dream with his classic cars and John Wayne as his hero. Floyd was a proud member of Sons of the American Legion. In 1993 he started Auxier Construction Company and was still active in the company.
Floyd was a loving dad and a big teddy bear to all who knew him. He loved watching his grandkids play sports and often supported the teams.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Marcia, of the home; son, Brian Auxier; daughter, Tracey Jacobs; brother, Noel Auxier; sister, Karen Poolman; grandsons, Jeremy Worth (Casey), Nicki Auxier (Tiffani), Kurt Hellerich; great-grandsons, Bentley, Nick, Jr.; great-granddaughter, London; nieces, nephews and extended family.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Mosaic Life Care Hospice or Munkres Post 287, American Legion.