Paul L. Neal, Jr.
1927 – 2019
Paul L. Neal, Jr., 91, passed away April 10, 2019, at a local healthcare facility.
Paul was born in Maryville, MO to Paul and Evelyn (Gaugh) Neal. He graduated from Central High School, Class of 1945. Paul joined the Army during World War II. He married Helen Rodina on July 29, 1950. Paul started 2 Phillips 66 Service Stations, retiring in 1977. Paul was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen F. Neal; sister, Evelyn Penland and brother, Robert Neal.
Paul is survived by his son, Michael (Sharon) Neal; daughter, Paula (Gary) McDowell; grandchildren, Jamie Bascue, Corey Neal, Tobi Crippen and Kristi Pointer; 7 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, visitation with family receiving friends beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment with military honors following at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to American Legion.
James Eugene “Jim” Pike
1956 – 2019
James E.”Jim” Pike, 62, of Lancaster, KS died on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Vintage Park in Hiawatha, KS.
Jim was born on September 1, 1956 the son of Wallace and Charlotte (Weber) Pike. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1974. He was a farmer /rancher and also worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation, out of Atchison on the road crew and lastly as a dispatcher for KDOT. Jim was an avid hunter, and enjoyed fishing, trail and horseback riding, team roping, restoring guns and reloading ammunition. He was a member of the Kansas Livestock Association, and Ducks Unlimited. He had attended Camp Creek United Methodist Church as a child with his parents.
Survivors include a brother, Gary (Mary Alice) Pike, Lawrence, KS and a sister, Debra (J.R.) Adcock, Hiawatha, KS, nieces and nephews, Joey & Molly Pike, and Megan (Kyle) Geffert, Jennifer (BJ) McKay, and great nieces and nephews, Kyler & Kayden Geffert, and Kaylie & Karsen McKay. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Shane Spangler, Pastor of the Bethany United Church of Christ Church, Hiawatha, KS officiating. Burial will follow in the Camp Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 14th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Camp Creek Cemetery and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Z. June Nash
1933 – 2019
Z. June Nash, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
She was born June 1, 1933 in Platte, South Dakota.
June married Russell Nash August 15, 1954. He preceded her in death October 1, 2016.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Randy Nash; parents, Clarence and Margaret (Dyke) Jensen.
Survivors include sons, Steve Nash, Platte City, Missouri, Jeff Nash, St. Joseph Missouri, Todd Nash, Easton, Missouri; 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family will gather with friends 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Saturday, April 20, 2019, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
John Phillip Sullender
1941 – 2019
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, John Phillip Sullender passed away at the age of 77.
John was born November 21, 1941 to John Sullender (1901-1978) and Eva Lillian (Ashlock Montgomery) Sullender (1915-1984) of St. Joseph, MO.
John is survived by: sister, Linda Clark of Whitesville, MO; brother, Ralph (Nita) Sullender of Dearborn, MO; Evelyn (Gary) Edwards of Elkland, MO. John went to school in Savannah, MO. He joined the United States Navy in 1960. Upon return from service, he married Linda Lee (Knadler) Sullender (1944-1992) in 1964. He and Linda and the family were members of the First Baptist Church of Savannah, MO. He is survived by their children: Carl (Kim) Sullender; Allen Sullender, Sheri Sullender (John Thornton); Nicole (Frank) Partridge; as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family.
Thank you for the kind care from Shady Lawn and Ascera Care Hospice.
Services will be held at 10:30AM Tuesday, April 16 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, MO. Interment following at Savannah Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00PM Monday, April 15, at our chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or to the America Legion, Dick Munkres Legion Post #287.
Joyce E Titus
1945 – 2019
Joyce E. Titus, 74, of Falls City, surrounded by family, passed away April 11, 2019, at Falls City Nursing and Rehab Center.
Joyce was born at Falls City March 9, 1945, the youngest of three children born to Elmer and Rhoda Bryson Stewart and was a life-long Falls City resident. She grew in Falls City where she attended public schools, graduating high school with the class of 1963. Since she was many years younger than the other two siblings, she would get away with so much more than they ever dreamed of, plus was told that she was the ‘favorite’. Joyce worked at several different things through the years including Pamida and the Falls City Journal. Most importantly she was a mother and wife.
She married James Titus at Falls City September 17, 1967. They enjoyed raising their two sons and years later, watching their grandchildren grow, participate in sporting activities, and babysitting. In later years, Joyce and Jim enjoyed doing and participating in craft shows, instructional classes which included several trips a year to Branson and other locations that hosted classes that demonstrated ‘something different’. Jim survives.
Also surviving are two sons: Scott & Cindy Titus of Lincoln, NE, Steven & Katie Titus of Reserve, KS, 2 granddaughters: Katelynn & Bristol, a grandson Bridger; a step-grand-daughter Kali. A sister in law Sue Gilsdorf of Glenwood, IA also survives.
Jokingly, years ago, it was understood among family that Joyce was not good at cooking and was told ‘she could burn French Fries.’ In her early years of marriage, her nephew would make sugar cookie dough for her to freeze to bake later. This was after her sister tried on several occasions to teach her how to make these cookies. Only Jim knows the truth if it had improved! Since she was only a few years older than her niece and nephews, she did not want to be called “Aunt Joyce”, which still holds true today (plus now it doesn’t sound right). Her heart of gold loved unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. Her love of her beloved pets runs deep. Though the years she had Mollie, Casper, and Zoe (miniature schnauzers) and a poodle named Coquette. No matter what circumstances, Joyce was a great source of strength, support, love and forgiveness. She loved deeply, without limits. There’s no care giver quite like Joyce was. She always gave so much of herself and put others needs before herself, even in her last days.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Donald, and a sister Betty Brock.
A visitation to celebrate Joyce’s life is planned from 6 until 8 Wednesday evening, April 17, at the Christian Center, 519 N First St., Hiawatha. Memorial contributions are suggested to Richardson County Humane Society or Richardson County Cancer Fund which may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.
A special message or remembrance may be sent to the family at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com