Paul Allen Grippando
1946 – 2019
Paul Allen Grippando 72, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday May 7, 2019 in Saint Joseph.
He was born November 14, 1946 in St. Joseph, Missouri son of the late Ola & John Grippando Sr. He worked as a Sod layer.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Wife Marsha, brothers, John Jr., and Robert Lee Grippando, sisters, Carol Schaiffer, and Darlene Davis.
Survivors include: brothers, James and David Grippando. numerous nieces and nephews. He will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Kevin Monroe Ebling
1963 – 2019
Kevin Monroe Ebling 55, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday May 4, 2019.
He was born December 29, 1963 in St. Joseph, Missouri son of the late Sharon & Daniel Ebling.
Survivors include: step father, William Mitchell, sons, Josh Ebling, and David Cummings of Polo, MO, 5 grandchildren, Wendy Dozier raised in the home, sisters, Kathy Merritt, Robin (Jeremy) Epperson, and Patty Mitchell, brothers: William “Bill” , and Steven Mitchell, as well as several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
He will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.
Justina T. “Tina” Clements (Schappler)
1929 – 2019
Justina Theresa Clements (Tina), 90, Overland Park, Kansas, died peacefully at home on May 7, 2019.
Justina was the youngest of four children born to Justina and Martin Schappler in Atchison, Kansas on January 13, 1929. The Schappler family owned a grocery store where Tina’s father allowed her to fill a bag of candy every Saturday. When she ran out of candy early, which was often, her father teased her by saying, “Mama may I have.” Tina’s extraordinary sweet tooth lasted her entire life and was passed on to three generations.
Tina grew up on the same block in Atchison as her grandparents and around the corner from her cousins, instilling in her a love of being surrounded by family. She was educated at St. Benedict’s grade school and Mount St. Scholastica Academy where she was in the first graduating class after the end of World War II. She then attended Mount St. Scholastica College. While in college, Tina worked at Schmierer’s Drug Store where many college boys came to eat. This was where she met Jim Clements, the captain of St. Benedict’s College football team. Schappler’s grocery store was closed on Monday May 30, 1949 to celebrate the marriage of Tina and Jim.
Tina was devoted to her faith, which she lovingly shared with her family. She was kind, laughed easily, and loved to dance to Big Band music with Jim. A natural athlete, Tina played golf until just a few years ago and enjoyed playing bridge, mahjong, and dominoes with her buddies. She was competitive and treasured winning, another trait she passed on to her children. Tina and Jim loved to travel and enjoyed spending winters in the California desert.
Over the years, Tina played many roles. She was Sis to her two brothers and sister, Coach or Teenie to Jim, Mom to seven children, Granny T to 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, and friend to many near and far. Tina was a prolific card writer and if you knew her, you likely received a card on some occasion, or for no reason at all. Tina should be in the Hallmark Hall of Fame. Tina joyfully celebrated her 90th birthday on January 13, 2019 in Kansas City with her family during a snowstorm and with an eye on the KC Chiefs playoff game.
Tina is survived by her children of whom she was extremely proud; Jack and Carol Clements, Marty and Linda Clements, Marianne and Larry Tympanick, Sue and Mark Untersee, Jan and Terry Miller, Peggy and Jerry Greenfield, and Kevin and Cel Clements. Her brother Rev. Norbert Schappler, O.S.B. and sister-in-law Jane Schappler also survive her. Her husband Jim, her brother John, and sister Sr. Martinette Schappler, C.S.J, preceded Tina in death.
Big Jim awaits her in heaven with “just a little something sweet.”
Tina’s family would like to thank Lucille Tutera and Connie and Anthony Mendolia for making Tina a part of their family for many recent years.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Saturday, May 18th 2019 at St. Joseph’s Church, Atchison. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison. A parish rosary will be prayed at 6:30 pm on Friday, May 17th, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with visitation to follow until 8:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, Maur Hill-Mount Academy, or St. Benedict’s grade school and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of comfort and remembrance may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Blakely Rae Jones
2019 – 2019
Blakely Rae Jones earned her angel wings on Saturday May 4, 2019.
She was the daughter of Caleb Jones and Kelsey Corkery of Plattsburg, MO.
Additional survivors include: Sister Emery Jones. Grandparents, Kenton and Debi Jones, Brad and Amy Kidwell, Jason Corkery. Great Grandparents, Dick and Nancy Bozarth, Bob Midyett, Doyle and Peggy Buetzer, Remo and Izana Beffa, John and Darla Voth, Craig and Vicki Corkery. Great Great Grandmother, Georgia Baublit. Aunts and Uncles, Mike and Kylie Bowen, Chance and Brooke Midyett, Caleb Corkery. Cousins, Aubrey, Brenna, Brayden, and Ashlynn Bowen, Kyston, Ariya, and Braylee Midyett.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com <http://www.ruppfuneral.com>. Please send donations to Alexandra’s House out of Kansas City, MO.
1937 – 2019
Delores Gunderson, 81, Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 09, 2019.
She was born in Joplin, Missouri on September 5, 1937 to Herbert and Pauline Jones. Delores married David Gunderson August 31, 1958, and he preceded her in death in 2007. She was a teacher, baker, seamstress, and musician. Delores held the office of Evangelist in the Community of Christ. She attended the Highlands Congregation where she was also the baking chairperson for over 30 years. She enjoyed traveling and collecting maps, rocks, and seashells from every location she visited. Delores was also a youth camp cook, and enjoyed sewing, and quilting.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband.
Survivors include daughters; Dawn Jackson, Dana Montgomery, Dorothy Carver (Terry), son; Dale Gunderson (Laura), grandchildren; Erica Fugitt (Derek), Jenny Jackson (Tim Lowndes), Katherine Montgomery ( Kayla), Hannah and Grace Montgomery, Scott Gunderson, Megan McCaslin (Micheal), Jessica Ernwall (John), Terrence and Christopher Carver, four great-grandchildren, sister; Diana Lehman, brother: Dan Jones (Sara), along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 18th, at The Highlands Community of Christ, Kansas City, Missouri. The family will gather with friends at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 18th, at The Highlands. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Highlands Community of Christ church for the David and Delores Gunderson Endowment Fund. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.