Jeffrey Alan Smith
1959 – 2019
Jeffrey Alan Smith, 60, of Elwood, Kansas passed away Sunday April 28, 2019 in a Saint Joseph Hospital.
He was born April 20, 1959 in St. Joseph, Missouri son of the late Sondra & Gary Smith. He graduated from Mid-Buchanan high school, and worked at Flynn Glass of Kansas City for 35 years as a Glazer. He enjoyed arrowhead and rock collection, mushroom hunting, fishing and anything in the outdoors. He was a member of Glazer Union 558, of Kansas City.
He is survived by his companion of many years, Connie Smith of Elwood, KS, sons, Paul (Cheri) Smith, Luke Smith, and Heath Smith, sister, Beth (Dennis) Keith, Faucett, MO, and grandchildren, Vaida and Andrew.
The Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 4, 1:00 pm, at the V.F.W. hall, Wathena, Kansas. He will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Howard L. Husted
1923 – 2019
Howard L. Husted, 96, of Hiawatha, KS died early Wednesday morning, May 1, 2019 at Vintage Park.
Howard was born March 12, 1923 in Horton, KS the son of William and Belva Greer Husted. He graduated Robinson High School with the Class of 1941. He married Arlone Parkerson December 24, 1944 at her parent’s home. They moved to Hiawatha in November of 1985. She preceded him in death February 15, 2012. He served in the US Army from 1946-1947 during WWII in Germany and Austria. While living in Robinson, KS, Howard farmed, worked for Wilde Toole Company, and drove a school bus for USD 415. Howard absolutely loved farming and driving the bus.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlone, a daughter; Linda Bell Husted, and his 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Howard is survived by four daughters; Janet (Dick) Clarke of San Antonio, TX, Karen (Roger) Hinton of Hiawatha, KS, LeaAnn (Jim) Rivers of Hitchcock ,TX, and Marta Sue (Daryl) Drimmel of Atchison, KS, 8 grandchildren; Tricia Sheppard, Adam (Gayla) Hinton, Amy (Brian) Bible, Chad (Amanda) Hinton, Joshua (Julie) Clarke, Jody (Chad) Badura, Darrin (Christine) Drimmel, and Bridgette Drimmel, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services are planned for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Pastor Richard Lehmkuhl will officiate. Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery at Robinson, KS.
Friends may call the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2019 where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. that evening.
Memorials are suggested to Freedom Hospice and may be sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434.
1949 – 2019
Debbie (McKinney) Garoutte, 70, of Wilson, Kansas, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday May 1, 2019 at a Wilson Kansas care center.
She was born March 2, 1949 in St. Joseph, Missouri daughter of Martha & Billy McKinney. She married Billy Garoutte in 1984. She graduated from Central High School and later Missouri Western State College with a Bachelor Degree. She worked as a Teacher in the St. Joseph School District, from which she retired. Debbie enjoyed being outdoors, reading, softball, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Debbie was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Garoutte in 2013, father, Billy McKinney, mother, Martha McKinney and brother, Michael McKinney.
She is survived by daughter, Tyleia (Jeff) Prendergast of Otis, KS, step-son, Alan (Sarah) Garoutte of Inola, OK, grandchildren, William and Conar Garoutte, Chayla, Alyssa, Brenna and Addilyn Prendergast.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Wilson Care and Rehabilitation Facility in Wilson, Kansas.
1928 – 2019
Eulala Schwebach, 91, Stanberry, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, at Pine View Manor.
She was born March 9, 1928 in Mitchell, NE. Eulala married Alphonse Schwebach on January 3, 1945; he preceded her in death on February 11, 2013. She owned a catering business for over 30 years. Eulala was a member of St. Anne’s Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Pine View Auxiliary, Sunshine Club, and Missouri Rural Extension. She was very active in her church, St. Peter Catholic Church, and was a Benedictine Oblate. Eulala enjoyed playing cards, reading, gardening, quilting, and a variety of crafts.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Benedict and Anna (Lager) Kohlleppel; brothers, Ben Kohlleppel, III and Jim Kohlleppel.
Survivors include children, Judy Wilmes, Dorothy Clements (Don), Earl Schwebach (Kathy), Jerry Schwebach (Debbie), Lori Meyer, Sam Schwebach (Debbie), Roger Schwebach (Denise); sisters, Anna Kemper, Louise Ressler (Harvey); brother, Robert Kohlleppel (Coleen); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-granchild, many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 A.M. Friday, St. Columba Catholic Church, Conception Junction, MO. Private Inurnment Mount Calvary Cemetery, Stanberry, MO at a later date. Parish Rosary 6:00 P.M. Thursday, St. Columba Catholic Church. The family will gather with friends 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, St. Columba Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to St. Peter Catholic Church or Pine View Manor, Stanberry, MO.
Charlotte Meyer Carrico
1920 – 2019
Services pending, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.
1960 – 2019
Hilda Gomez Hall, 59, St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly Cuba, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
She was born April 24, 1960 to Miguel and Hilda Gomez Arroyo. Hilda was married to Lazaro Pedroso Zamora.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband.
Survivors include son; Raudel Martinez Gomez (Sergia Leon Cabrera), and grandchildren; Brayan L Martinez Wong, Rodelyn Suarez Leon, Britney and Brittany Martinez Leon.
No events scheduled at this time.
Danielle Renee Akins
1977 – 2019
Danielle R. Akins, 41, of St. Joseph, passed away April 30, 2019.
Danielle was born on September 15, 1977, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Terry & Shelley (Russell) Akins. She was a 1995 graduate of Central High School and worked for the City of St. Joseph at City Hall. She proudly served in the United States Navy. Danielle was a Christian and member of the Humane Society. She loved singing, computers and watching The Gilmore Girls and Pretty Little Liars.
Danielle is preceded in death by her sister, Brandy Akins; uncle, Rick Akins; paternal grandparents, Cliff Akins (Doris); maternal grandma, Glenda Rowlett.
In addition to her parents, Danielle is survived by: son Jaylan Jones (his grandmother, Hyacinth Jones); brother Brandon Akins, half-brother Brian Larabee (Beth); maternal grandmother Avis Russell; significant other Bobby Jones; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Celebration of Life: 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Parkway Christian Fellowship (3004 Pickett Rd., St. Joseph, MO 64503). Potluck luncheon following at the church. The family requests memorials to the Humane Society. Miss Akins has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.