Patricia A. Kaufman
1943 – 2019
Hiawatha………Patricia A. Kaufman, 76, of Hiawatha formerly of Falls City, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, May 4, 2019, at Hiawatha Community Hospital. She previously had been a resident of Maple Heights Nursing Home.
Pat was born at Willis, Texas, February 13, 1943, to Jasper Mancuso and Vernece Lash Tey. She grew up in Texas before coming to the Falls City, Nebraska area where in later years she worked in housekeeping for businesses and residences there, also in food service. Pat was best known for her dog sitting capabilities for area families in Falls City. She was married to Charles L. “Bud” Kaufman, August 14, 1992. They lived in Falls City where he worked for Sapp Brothers, a well known mechanic for Fowler Auto Service and as a handyman for the telephone company before retiring. They moved to Hiawatha to make their home in 2006 where they enjoyed retired life, tinkering around their home which they kept immaculate, and never meeting a stranger. He died February 19, 2012.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and a great-grand-daughter LaDonna White.
Survivors include a daughter Michele Beck (Hank) of Eastman, Georgia, a sister Linda Faye Larason, of Sequin, Texas, 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.
It was her wish as was his to be cremated with no services planned, with burial of remains at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Chapel Oaks Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brown County Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th, Hiawatha.
1947 – 2019
Connie Walker, 71, died May 3, 2019 at Abbey Woods Center for Rehabilitation and Healing.
Connie was born in Bethany, Missouri on November 1, 1947 to Victor D. Walker and Virginia (Coleman) Walker. Connie has resided in St. Louis for over 40 years returning to St. Joseph in 2010 to live with her mother.
She is survived by her sister Vicki (Larry) Schneider of Cosby, MO, two nieces Stephanie (Schneider) Taylor of Kansas City, MO and Jennifer (Schneider) Ziolo of Kansas City, KS as well as one great niece and two great nephews.
There will be no visitation or services. She has been cremated by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden and will be buried at a later date.
Juanita “Jonnie” Carlson
1926 – 2019
Juanita “Jonnie” Carlson was born July 9, on her father’s birthday, in the year of 1926 in Waco, TX. The family moved to California when she was 11 years old. Jonnie was a graduate of Sequoia High School, Redwood, CA. in January 1944. Keith was in California preparing to ship out for duty with the Army and met Jonnie at the church she attended. He always related the story that he told his buddy that he met the girl he was going to marry. So later in 1944, May 9 to be exact, the couple took a train headed for Kansas, his home and stopped in Reno, NV to be married in a church there. They made their home in KS for several years then moved back to CA in 1948, returning to KS in 1956 until their final move to Wisconsin.
Jonnie was a life-long home keeper and seamstress, sewing through the years for many customers and keeping her family in great stitching. Outside the home she worked as bookkeeper for Singer Sewing Machine Co., the Doniphan Co, Treasurer’s Office, the local electric co-op, REA. Keith and Jonnie lived most of their married life in and around Troy, KS. In 2001 they relocated to Plover/Stevens Point, WI to be near daughter, Marcia, due to Keith’s declining health. He died later that year and Jonnie continued living in Wisconsin making friends and doing volunteer work as a Foster Grandparent at the Roosevelt Elementary School, Plover, WI.
During her widowed years Jonnie took painting classes at the local senior center and blessed her family and friends with her artwork making personalized greeting cards marking their special occasions.
In 2014, after she was unable to live alone, Jonnie joined the family at Whispering Pines, Plover. The staff at Whispering Pines made her final years comfortable, full of fun and music and wonderful home-cooked meals! They really loved her as their own. Jonnie had a deep faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, knowing that His death and resurrection was her only way to eternal life and now she is just seeing for herself the truth and rewards of that amazing Love.
Juanita is survived by her brother, Wendell Perkins, Lodi, CA 3 Children: Dennis (Julie) Carlson, St. Joseph, MO; Gordon (Amy Lou) Carlson, Parkville, MO; and Marcia (Byron) Elder, Plover, WI; 14 Grandchildren: Sarah (Gary) Perman, Northglenn, CO; Katherine (Greg) Vogel, Anne (Phil) Kruthoff, Abigail (Andrew) Carey, Megan (Richard “Boomer”) Karch, all living in Wisconsin; Israel (Nicki) Elder, Leavenworth, KS; Brian Walker, Wathena, KS; Joshua (Jessica) Elder, Phoenix, AZ; Amy Jo (Gary) Masters, Troy, KS; Robbie Carlson, Blair, KS; Lauren (Matthew) Prichett, St. Joseph, MO; Lennon, McCartney and Sadie Carlson, Parkville, MO 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Keith, brother Leonard Perkins, granddaughter Madelynn Vogel and grandson Raiden Elder.
Jonnie’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses that have so kindly cared for her with special thanks to Dr. Onitilo and Dr. Lillis at Marshfield Clinic, Stevens Point who got her through lymphoma last year.
Hospice, through Ascension at Home was amazing support in Jonnie’s final days. Our time together was short, but you all helped so much. Thank you. Also, a special thanks to Plover Taxi for their excellent service.
Words cannot begin to express our thanks to the staff at Whispering Pines. You made Mom feel so loved and special. I am afraid to begin naming names because someone will be missed and each and every one of you is appreciated. You know who you are!
Finally, thanks to Shuda Funeral Chapels in Wisconsin and Harman-Rohde Homes in Kansas. You folks make a hard life situation much easier.
Friends and family may gather to share memories from 4-6PM on Sunday May 12, 2019 at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home – 310 Fremont St., Wathena, KS. Friends may call after 12 noon Sunday. Graveside Service will be held at 11AM on Monday May 13, 2019 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Robinson, KS.
Memorials: Gideon Society.
Randall “Randy” Lee Hubbard
1959 – 2019
Randall “Randy” Lee Hubbard 59, of Amazonia, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 in a Saint Joseph, MO hospital.
He was born August 18, 1959 in St. Joseph, MO, son of the late Virginia and Robert “Bobby” Hubbard. He attended Savannah High School and at FMS Metal Recycling. He enjoyed Gardening, Tinkering on things, and welding, he was a historian, and liked to tell a story. Randy was a member of the St. John’s Christian Church, Amazonia, MO. Survivors include, sons, Isaiah (Shantel) Hubbard, and Zech Hubbard, daughter, Mary Hubbard, his former loving wife and mother of his children, Jane Hubbard, and his grandson, Benjamin Mace.
Funeral services: 10:00 am, Friday, May 10, 2019 at Rupp Funeral Home, Pastor Dennis Arn officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the St. Johns Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Randy Hubbard Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.