Lewis “Jack” Webster Stout Sr.
1934 – 2019
Lewis “Jack” Stout Sr., 84, of St Joseph, passed away Wednesday May 15, 2019 in St Joseph.
He leaves behind a wife, 2 sons and 3 grandsons.
Mr. Stout has been cremated under the care of Rupp Funeral Home. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Richard “Pookie” Lee Smith
1954 – 2019
Richard “Pookie” L. Smith 65, of St. Joseph, MO. passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
He was born April 1, 1954 in St. Louis, MO. He owned and operated Triple AAA Appliance. Richard enjoyed muscle cars and spending time with the guys at the garage, he had a heart of gold and never met a stranger. While we will miss him here on earth, his soul is with Jesus and free at last.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include, wife, Janet, mother, Betty, daughter, Ginger, and sister, Cathi.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 pm Saturday, at the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Richard Smith Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
Shirley Jean (Whetstine) Twombly passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the age of 80. She was a resident of Two Timbers Residential Care Facility in Highland, Kansas.
Shirley was born on January 8, 1939 in Troy, Kansas to R.B and Mildred (Roberton) Whetstine. She was the fourth of nine children. Shirley graduated from Troy High School in 1956 and later continued learning by taking classes at Highland Community College. Shirley married George Paul Twombly on July 6, 1956 in Fanning, Kansas. She worked as a telephone operator in Troy until they began raising their family. Then, Shirley and George farmed together for many years. In 1985, she took a position at Highland Community College, first in the mail room and then she transferred to the library where she found reward and joy in serving the students of the college. She began retirement in 2005. She was a lifelong member of the Community of Christ Church in Fanning, serving in many capacities including the priesthood office of Elder. One of Shirley’s greatest joys in life was teaching her grandchildren how to have an adventure and to love nature. She also loved taking trips with her sisters.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, George on October 13, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Ray Lee and Bill Whetstine, sister, Ina Faye Overdick and a nephew, Gary Ray Sutton.
Shirley is survived by her 3 sons; Mark Twombly (Lisa) of Troy, Kansas, John Paul Twombly (Kelly) of Highland, Kansas, Matthew Twombly (Terri) of Baldwin City, Kansas, 8 grandchildren; Garrett Twombly, Morgan Johnson (Jay), Madison Twombly (Ryan Kaplan), Taylor Marriott (Jesse), Isaac Twombly, Connor Twombly, Alex Twombly and Quinn Twombly, 2 great-grandchildren; Max and Devin Johnson: Sisters; Margaret Sutton, Ruth Cluck(Butch), Marcia Masters (Gary) and Mildred “Bea” Koehler (Bill) all of Troy, Kansas; Brother, Roger Whetstine (Sheila) of Troy, Kansas; Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
FUNERAL: Monday, May 20, 2019 – 10:30 A.M at Community of Christ Church in Fanning, Kansas
Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery in Troy, Kansas
Visitation: Family will receive friends Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 5-7 pm at the church.
Memorials: Community of Christ Church “Camp Farwesta” or Highland Community College Foundation