Lola M. Hendrix
1936 – 2019
Lola M. (Smith) Hendrix, 83, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Truman Lakewood Care Center.
Lola was born on January 6, 1936 in Troy, Kansas to Nile & Ina (Simpson) Smith. Lola worked as a housekeeping supervisor, retiring after 23 years at Parklane Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers,(Twin brother) Charles, Kenneth, & Keith Smith, sister, Patricia Stewart.
Survivors; Daughters, Ella Louise Scribner (Gary) & Linda Kay Wiskur. Son, Thomas Ray Hendrix (Kim), 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great-grandchildren and sister, Mary Barton, plus nieces & nephews
Funeral Service 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy, Kansas.
Visitation; 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. prior to service at the funeral home. Friends may call after 2 P.M. Friday.
Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery, Troy, Kansas.
Memorials: American Lung Association.
1949 – 2019
Marilyn Kunzler 70, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph . Marilyn Miller (Merm) was born February 8, 1949 in Russell, Kansas. She was the daughter of Maxwell and Vivian (Dawson) Miller.
Marilyn was born into a musical family hearing from an early age music played and sung by her siblings and parents. She began learning piano from her grandmother. Marilyn’s love of music was encouraged with vocal and flute lessons. During her high school years, Marilyn won recognition at district and state music contests in both instrumental and vocal divisions. Marilyn was known for her sense of humor and sharing herself with others. She volunteered at the Russell City Library, was active in Russell Congregational Church, the Order of Rainbow for Girls, Girl Scouts, and many school organizations. She graduated from Russell High School in 1967 and from Fort Hays State College in 1972, where she majored in music. She was a member of the music honors society Sigma Alpha Iota and worked in the music department library. She taught elementary music in Northeast Kansas schools including Troy, later working as a counselor in Wathena, having earned a Master’s Degree from Fort Hays State University in 1979. She married Dwayne Kunzler on January 10, 2004, joining him in their music business and teaching lessons to many children and adults. Before her last illness, she was giving flute, piano, and voice lessons.
Marilyn was preceded in death by father, Max Miller, mother, Vivian Miller.
Survivors include, husband, Edward Dwayne Kunzler, Sr. of St Joseph, brother, Tim Miller of Hays, KS, brother, Doyle (Betty Smith) Miller of Branson, MO, sister, Gwendolyn Johnson of Hays, KS, sister, Emilie Miller of Elk Grove Village, IL, brother-in-law, Roger (Gail) Kunzler of Agency, MO, step-daughter, Tania Dawn Clymer of Saint Joseph, MO, step-daughter, Kimberly (Jack) Wright of Amazonia, MO, step-son, Edward Dwayne Kunzler, Jr. of Pennington Gap, VA, sister in-law, Kathy (Samuel) Cupp, 11 grandchildren, Allison, Ashley, Hannah, Haylee, Hudson, Jackson, Madison, Makayla, Samantha, Sierra and Stephanie, great-granddaughter, Courtlynn and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Abundant Faith Church of God. Pastor Mark Smith, officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Abundant Faith Church of God . Mrs. Kunzler will be cremated following services.
Memorials are requested to the Friends of the Animal Shelter, 701 Lower Lake Road Saint Joseph, MO 64504.
Doris Jean Reed
1934 – 2019
Doris Jean Reed, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019.
She was born October 1, 1934, in Carson, Iowa to Lawrence and Lorene Larsen. Doris married Eugene Reed on October 30, 1954, and were married for 49 years prior to his death in 2003. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Doris’ creativity and sense of adventure were boundless. She was a wonderful cook, known especially for her fresh-baked pies, a talented tole painter, and an excellent seamstress. She loved adventure, including; traveling, zip lining, fearlessly riding roller coasters, and was always ready to try anything new and exciting. Doris will also be remembered for her love of all animals, especially the many dogs she gave a loving home to throughout her life. Her most important endeavors were to be the best wife and mother she could be.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband Gene, an infant son, Bryce Wiley Reed, daughter; Pamela Reed, sisters; Lois Clark, Mary Ann Christansen, and brother, Bruce Larsen.
Survivors include daughters; Brenda Martin (Andy Fergison), Terri Townsend (Charles), and Lynn Miller (Paul).
Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Doris believed that life should be celebrated and not mourned. In honor of her wishes, a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to be made to the donor’s choice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.