Georgia Sue Wade
1944 – 2019
Georgia Sue Wade 75, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away after a long illness Thursday May 16, 2019.
She was born March 24, 1944 in Darlington, Missouri, and was a lifelong resident of Northwest Missouri. She worked at Methodist Medical Center, and as a Private Caregiver. She also spent several years as a sitter for her loving grandchildren. She was fond of cooking, lawn work, garage sales, and collecting antique coo-coo clocks, but most especially she loved spending time with her family. She knew no stranger and was a great conversationalist. “Miss Georgia,” as she was known, will likely be remembered for her gift of encouragement, as she regularly and positively impacted many of the wonderful caregiving personnel at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in spite of her difficult battle with cancer. She lived with her son Lonnie and she loved and was loved by all her family and all who knew her.
Georgia was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wade, father, George Whitmore, mother, Wilma Masoner, step father, J. Masoner.
Survivors include: son, Philip Pinion and wife Cathy, daughter, Janet Snider and husband Steve all of St. Joseph, MO, son, Lonnie Wade of the home, brother, Gary Whitmore, four grandchildren: Michael Pinion, Katie Pinion, Tabitha Ritter, and Taylor Snider, great grandchildren, Angelina Wood, Hollyn Snider, Finley and Emet Ritter.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm on Monday May 20th, with a celebration of Georgia’s life to starting at 6:30 PM at Renovation Church, 3822 Cook Road, St. Joseph, Missouri to celebrate, grieve, and support each other through this unfortunate time. Memorials are requested to the Georgia Wade Memorial Fund in care of Nodaway Valley Bank. Online condolence and obituary at http://www.ruppfuneral.com
Jacob Ronald Reiff
1942 – 2019
Shirley June (Bratt) Falk
1929 – 2019
Shirley June (Bratt) Falk, 89, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019.
She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 18, 1929 to Orin and Margaret (Barthelman) Bratt. Shirley married Darrell Falk on June 10, 1947, he preceded her in death on July 23, 2004. She was a graduate from Lincoln High School, and owned her own antique shop, Grandma’s Little House Antique Shop. Shirley was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church, in Hollister, Missouri and a former member of 1st Lutheran Church, in St. Joseph, Missouri, Kappa Sunday School Class, Oak Grove Club, Hyde Forge Questers, and St. Joseph Archeological Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, brothers; Robert, James, Richard Bratt, Sr, and daughter; Carolyn S. Falk.
Survivors include sons; John Falk (Melanie), Merriam, KS, Robert Falk, Eureka Springs, AR, Tim Falk (Tanya), Blue Eye, MO, daughter; Teresa McGee (Larry), Smithville, MO, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 21, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment Mt. Hope Cemetery, Nyman, Iowa. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, May 20, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Peace Lutheran Church, Hollister, Missouri. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Patti A. Steele
1944 – 2019
Patricia Ann (Brooks) Steele passed away Friday, May 17, 2019.
She was the widow of Claude Glenn Steele, Jr. who passed away on September 23, 2011. Patti, as she liked to be called, was born to Max R. Brooks and Bernice D. (Serocki) Brooks on December 7, 1944. She lived most all her life in St. Joseph, Missouri, except for two years in St. Louis, Missouri. Patti graduated from Bishop LeBlond in 1963. She was employed at TWA Air Lines in the Engine Records Department. She later worked for American Air Lines from which she retired. Patti was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Alter Society. She was active in square dancing and the Pony Express Chapter of ABWA, holding offices in both organizations many times. Patti and Glenn both held the office of President in their square dancing club, The Riverbend Promenaders of Atchison, Kansas for many years. After Glenn’s death she continued to hold the office of Secretary/Treasurer. Patti joined the Wheathearts Square Dance Club in Topeka, Kansas in 2012. She also worked on her class reunion committee for CB and LeBlond Class of “63”.
Patti was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Donald S. Brooks.
She is survived by three daughters, Kimberly Duke and Deniece Newman of St. Joseph and Heather Swope of Freeburg, Illinois. Patti has four grandchildren, Blu-Jem Adams, Sky-Cloud Swope, Leo Newman and Lila Stroberg and one great-granddaughter Sapphire Adams.
Visitation will be Friday, May 24th at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel where the family will receive friends from 11::00 AM – 12:00 PM. Rosary at 12 PM with prayer service at 12:30 PM. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Second Harvest for the Backpack Buddies Program or the American Lung Association.