Geraldine Ann Davis
1938 – 2019
Geraldine Ann Davis 80, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019.
She was born October 11, 1938 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Gladys and Arthur Brown.
She worked in Mound City housing, and at the King Hill Apartments. She was a member of Missouri Valley Baptist Church, Halls, MO. Geraldine was preceded in death by husband, Gerald Davis, her parents, son, “Chip” Dale Davis, brother, Arthur Brown, Jr.. Survivors include son, Mitchell (Teresa) Davis of Forest City, MO, five grandchildren eight great grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services and interment will be conducted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm, at the Sugar Creek Cemetery , The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the South Side Food Kitchen.
Gladys M. Davis
1930 – 2019
Gladys M. Davis 89, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday March 17, 2019 in Saint Joseph, MO.
She was born January 20, 1930 in Cowgill, Missouri daughter of the late Clara & William Neill.
She was a Homemaker who enjoyed Crochet, Quilting, Pottery, and Gardening. She was a member of V.F.W Auxiliary Post 6760.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” L Davis, her parents, brothers, Raymond Neill and Clifton Neill, and sister, Joanna Amprino.
Survivors include: daughter, Brenda (Terry) Neal, and son, Roy (Becky) Moore, Jr. all of St. Joseph, MO, six grandchildren: Michael (Catrina) Moore, Angela Shaw, Eddie (Tina) Moore, Timothy (Shelley) Neal, Shelly (Chad) Miller, and Rachell (Brett) Dixon, 12 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great-Great Grandsons.
She will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home, and the inurnment will be at a late date at the Leavenworth National Cemetery with her husband.
Clara Jean Brown
1940 – 2019
Clara Jean Brown, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, at her home.
She was born December 16, 1940.
Clara married Charles Brown, Sr. in 1956; he preceded her in death on November 27, 2017.
She worked as an LPN at the State Hospital. Clara was a member of Hope Fellowship Church and Eastern Star.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Pearce and Agnes (Campbell) Nichols.
Survivors include her son, Charles Brown Jr. (Paula), LaVerne, CA; son, Ray Brown, St. Joseph, MO; daughter, Rebecca Coon (Ernest), St. Joseph, MO; son, Timothy Brown (Lisa), Savannah, MO; son, Pierce Brown (Heidi), Elwood, KS; 7 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Hope Fellowship Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.
Robert J. “Bob” Brown, Jr.
1933 – 2019
Robert J. “Bob” Brown, Jr., 85, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019.
He was born July 17, 1933 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Bob married Shirley Ann Nichols January 26, 1957.
He was a 1951 graduate of Central High School, then later attended University of Missouri, where he was in the Kappa Alpha Pi, Zeta Chapter. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954. He was owner/operator of Robert J. Brown Lumber. Bob attended First Christian Church. He was a board member of Commerce Bank, Camp Marvin Hillyard, Optimist Club, Mount Mora Cemetery and the Moila Shriners. Bob enjoyed reading, working in the yard, watching the news, hunting, fishing, golf, the Denver Broncos, county music, John Wayne, desserts and home cooked meals. He was the best husband and father that anyone could ask for. Bob cared about his family, lumber company and friends like no other. He never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his son, Greg James Brown; parents, Robert and Henrietta Braxton (Wyeth) Brown, Sr.; and sister, Mimi Lammers.
Survivors include wife of 62 years, Shirley Ann Brown; daughter, Carla Brown (Tim Hart); son, Douglas Brown (Celeste); sister, Betsy Bartlett; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 11:00 to 12:30 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the American Heart Association or Friends of the Animal Shelter. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
William B. Brinton
1926 – 2019
William B. Brinton, 93, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa, Kansas.
He was born January 2, 1926, in Agency, Missouri.
William married Marjorie Jean Potts on November 27, 1948. She survives of the home. He was a machine adjuster for Western Tablet & Stationery for more than 45 years. William proudly served as a Merchant Marine for the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a dedicated member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. He and his wife have lived in St. Joseph together for more than 70 years and were lifetime members of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryant and Crystal (Herring) Brinton, and beloved dog, Lucy.
Survivors also include his four daughters; one son; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and close friend and neighbor, Jim Shouse.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Parish Rosary 1:30 to 2:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where the family will gather with friends 2:00 to 2:30 P.M. Thursday. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
George G. Fanning
1936 – 2019
George G. Fanning, 83, St. Joseph, Missouri; passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 at his home.
George was born on February 13, 1936 in St. Joseph, Missouri to the late George and Pearl (Gude) Fanning. He was a 1954 graduate of Central High School. Mr. Fanning served our country in the US Army for seven years. George then started his career with Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring on February 14, 1997, after forty-one years.
Mr. Fanning is survived by his son, George M. Fanning, daughter, Christine Fanning; sisters, Mary Agnes Shaefer, Margaret Sullivan, Kate Shelley and Linda Mosley; brothers, Bill and John Fanning; former wife, Darlene Fanning and numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayer Service 10:00 AM Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation will be held after 11:00 AM Thursday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday.