Betty Lou Dynes
1926 – 2019
Betty Lou Dynes 92, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at her home.
She was born August 30, 1926 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Lottie and William Daum. She attended Lafayette High School, and she worked at Sherwood Medical as a Tube and Extrusion Technician. She was a member of Eagles Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Savannah Ave. Baptist Church. She enjoyed scrap booking and loved her cats.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles Dynes, and sister, Delores Nolan. Survivors include, sons, John (Joan) Compton, Savannah, MO, Carl (Carol) Compton, Bruce Compton, and Paul (Linda) Compton all of Saint Joseph, MO, three step sons, and a step daughter, brother, Charles Daum, St. Joseph, MO, and 9 grandchildren & 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services: 2:00 pm Monday, March 25, 2019 at Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Ashland Cemetery.
Elizabeth “Betty” Lucy Blanchard
1932 – 2019
Elizabeth “Betty” Lucy Blanchard 86, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in at her home.
She was born August 21, 1932 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Lucy and James Pasley. She attended the Sacred Heart Convent. She worked as a press operator at H.D. Lee, cook & baker at the Starlite Restaurant in Stewartsville, and retired from the St. Joseph Police Department in 1993. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling, and she was a member of St. James – Legion of Mary and St. James Catholic Church.
Betty was preceded in death by husband, Kenny Blanchard, her parents, son, James “Bill” Blanchard, granddaughters, Jamie M. and Amanda D. Blanchard, brothers, Marvin, Norman, Jim, and Carl Pasley, and sister, Rheta Barnes.
Survivors include, daughters, Dawn “Dondi” Blanchard, St. Joseph, MO, and Crystal Blanchard, Plattsmouth, NE, sons, Terry (Ruth) Blanchard, Sandy, UT, Rod (Annie) Blanchard, St. Joseph, MO, and Brian Blanchard, Gladstone, MO, 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, sisters, Pat Herner, St. Joseph, MO, and Dixie Wende, Mesa, AZ.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Fr. Jonathon Davis Celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.Monday with the family to receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Kerns – Freeman Chapel Cemetery, Easton, Missouri. Memorials are requested to the St. James Renovation Fund or Mosaic Hospice. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Mark Christopher Hernandez
1976 – 2019
Mark Christopher Hernandez, 42, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
He was born September 26, 1976 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Mark married Valorie Lee Hurt March 5, 2004. She survives of the home. He graduated from Bishop LeBlond Memorial High School in 1995.
Mark was a highly respected case manager for the homeless at Community Missions 8th Street Drop-In Center.
He enjoyed fishing, concerts, sports, MTV and the Denver Broncos. He was also very patriotic and proud of his Mexican heritage, but most of all Mark loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Hernandez; grandparents, Henry A. and Margaret (Jaeger) Schafer, Natividad “John” and Edna Mae (Ferguson) Hernandez; mother-in-law, Judy Hurt; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Additional survivors include mother, Mary Hernandez; brothers, Brian Hernandez (Carrie) and Vincent Hernandez (Lori); sister, Christina Crouse (Ed); sister-in-law, Vickie Ezzell (Terry); father-in-law, Larry Hurt; his cats and beloved dog, Romy; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Parish Rosary 3:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where family will gather with friends 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday. In lieu of flowers the donations may be made to family to purchase a plaque in honor of Mark to be placed at the Community Missions 8th Street Drop-In Center. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.