Gary Dean McClanahan
1960 – 2019
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 10:00am – 11:00am
Ridgley Christian Church
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 11:00am
Ridgley Christian Church
Address 19995 S Ridgley Rd in Edgerton Missouri
Marvin L. Thieme
1939 – 2019
Marvin L. Thieme, 79, of Wetmore, died Thursday, March 21, 2019 at his home.
He was born September 16, 1939 at Wetmore, the son of Clarence and Helena Brandt Thieme. He graduated from Wetmore High School in 1957 and attended Washburn University. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Marvin retired in 1993 as an Area Maintenance Supervisor for the Kansas Department of Transportation, having worked a total of thirty-five years.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include a son, Alan Thieme and wife Heather, Liberty, MO; a daughter, Michelle Henry and husband David, Topeka; one sister, Marjorie Lanier, Wetmore and three grandchildren, Mykaela Appelhanz and Joslyn and Aidan Thieme .
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28th at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Inurnment will follow in the Wetmore Cemetery.
Billy Lee Matlock
1936 – 2019
Billy Lee Matlock, 83, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his home.
Billy was born March 1, 1936 to Irvin and Fern (Cross) Matlock in Cameron, Missouri.
Billy married Betty Mills on February 25,1955 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Billy served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1960. Afterwards, Billy worked most of his years at Sherwood Medical and retired from Cryovac. Billy loved working with his hands. He was a master carpenter. He loved his cars and trucks, too many to remember. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed.
Billy is preceded in death by his father Irvin Matlock, mother Fern Scott, and his stepfather Bill Hontz.
Billy is survived by his wife Betty, of the home; daughters Rosvetta (John) Sandusky, Lee Ann (Mike) Smiley, grandchildren; Sherry Fisher, Lisa (Joey) Findley, Derek (Brooke) Smiley, Miranda (Eric) Anderson. Great-grandsons Bryson, Clayton, Drake, Brylen and Memphis and his brother Jack (Vicki) Hontz.
Per his wishes, Mr. Matlock has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Habitat for Humanity of Greater St. Joseph.
1927 – 2019
Don Smith, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Donald Eugene Smith was born in St. Joseph on May 10, 1927. He graduated from Central High School in 1945, and then served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Missouri until 1946. Don was an Amoco oil dealer for 37 years, owning and operating several successful gas stations across St. Joseph. He served on the Amoco District, Regional and National Advisory Councils. He was President of the Mid-America Gasoline Dealers Association – St. Joseph District and served on the Board of Directors for the Mid-America Gasoline Dealers Association – Kansas City.
He was active in many community organizations, including the East Side Rotary Club, Moila Charity Lodge #331 and Country Club, the Legion of Honor, the Scottish Rite, and American Legion Post #59. Don was an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scout Master. Don also served on the Board of Directors of Provident Savings and Loan from 1980 to 1992.
Don loved to work in the yard, golf, be at the lake and travel. But most of all, he loved his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Don married his high school sweetheart, Virginia Blanchard in 1947, and they had four children. Virginia passed away in 1979. Don later married Mary Ann Stamper, who passed away in 2010. Don also was preceded in death his parents, Clarence and Marguerite Smith; his brother, Ken Smith and two sons, Geoff and Scott.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Sweeney (Joe) of St. Joseph; son, Gregg Smith (Vicki) of Kansas City; stepdaughters, Sheri Lowers (Bob) of Overland Park, and Chrystee Carpenter (John) of Overland Park. He also is survived by nine grandchildren and step grandchildren; Tristan Smith (Jen), Quentin Smith (Amy), McKennon Smith, Anna Heisen (Nick), Daniel Smith, Michael Sweeney (Kandus), Laura McCarthy (Bill), Matt Carpenter and Ryan Lowers, as well as 11 great-grandchildren.
Farewell services will take place at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 26, at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, March 25, at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family requests those wishing to make donations do so to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Wilma M. Beaufort
1926 – 2019
Wilma M. Beaufort, 92, Brunswick, Maine, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away peacefully Friday, March 22, 2019, at her home.
She was born August 27, 1926 in Loveland, Colorado. For 55 years she was married to the love of her life, William F. “Bill” Beaufort, who preceded her in death. Wilma retired from Mead Products. More than anything, she loved being with her family.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Beaufort-Miller; 2 sisters and a brother.
Survivors include her children, Carol Black, Theresa Wood (Bill), Danny Beaufort (Brenda), Mary Beaufort; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many family friends.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 A.M. Friday, St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. 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 Mosaic Life Care Hospice.
Barbara A. Teske
1942 – 2019
Barbara A. Teske, 76, of Onaga, died Saturday March 23, 2019 at the Eastridge Nursing Facility in Centralia.
She was born May 8, 1942 at Clarinda, Iowa, the daughter of Reinhard M. and Martha (Schormann) Eggerling. Her father was a Lutheran school teacher and the family lived in several different communities. In addition to Clarinda, they lived in Fenton, Iowa, Sidney and Blue Hill, Nebraska, Duluth, Kansas, and Farmers Retreat, Indiana.
Barbara was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarinda and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill, and was a lifelong member of the LCMS. She started school in Sidney, attended grades fourth through ninth in Blue Hill, then graduated from Onaga High School in 1960.
As a senior in high school she worked for The Onaga Herald, gathering local news items. She worked as a teller at the First National Bank in Onaga from 1961 to 1964. In 1967 she began 37 years of working for USD #322 as a secretary to the Superintendent and Clerk of the Board. In 2000 she retired and then worked for nine years as an administrative assistant at Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga.
She married O. Eugene Teske on June 12, 1960 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth. They were blessed with three children, Debra Mae Schmelzle (Greg), Olathe, Michael Ray Teske (Lisa), Palm Bay, Florida, and Roger Jay Teske (Jane) Fairview, Kansas. Gene preceded her in death on May 21, 2014.
They were farmers and lived in Onaga for fifteen years before moving to the home of Gene’s Grandparents, Otto and Amelia Teske, north of Onaga. Barbara moved back to Onaga in 2014.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth, serving as a Sunday school teacher for twenty-five years, Young Adult Choir, and served as secretary, treasurer and member of the Memorial Committee for the Congregation, and was bulletin typist. She was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) as a local and zone officer. She served for eighteen years on the Kansas LWML Board of Directors in various capacities, including Chairman of the Christian Growth Committee, Assistant to the District President, and District Treasurer for four years. She also was on the Planning Committee for the LWML International Convention held in Kansas City. In 1993 she was elected to the Kansas District LCMS Board of Directors and served for three terms, serving on both the Education Committee and as Chairman of the Caring Ministries Committee. Barbara was a charter member of the Onaga Young Farm Wives and the Kansas Young Farm Wives. She served as the fourth District President of the KYFW in 1968 & 1969. The Onaga Young Farm Wives organized the first Fourth of July Celebration in 1968, which was eventually adopted by the Onaga Lions Club.
Barbara is survived by her children, six grandchildren Rachel (Lucas) Shivers, Manhattan, Emily (Galen) Anderson, Kansas City, Mo., Joel (Elana) Schmelzle, Seattle, WA, Kira (Christopher) Austin and Sydney Teske, of Kansas City, Mo., and Amber Douglas (Aramis), of Chattanooga, TN. She has two great-grandsons, James D. Shivers, and Owen Anderson, and two great-granddaughters, Nora Anderson, and Phoebe Ray Teske. Other survivors include her brother, Roger (Bobbie) Eggerling, Louisville, KY, and three sisters Elaine (Dale) Clements, Oro Valley, AZ, Marilyn (Dave) Williams, Dillsboro, IN, and Janet (John) Trent, Indianapolis, IN, five nieces and many other relatives and friends.
Service of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth. Burial will follow in the Onaga Cemetery. Barbara will lie in state Friday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga where a Prayer Service will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by visitation until 8:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to benefit St. Paul’s Benevolent Fund, The Kansas District LWML or Haskell Indian University at Lawrence, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 312, Onaga, KS 66521.