James H. Thompson
1952 – 2019
James H. Thompson, 67, Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his home following a lengthy battle with multiple illnesses.
He was born on April 20, 1952, to Claude “Tommy” and Betty (Myers) Thompson in Lawrence, Kansas.
Jim had many fond memories of his childhood in Texas and rural Missouri; he graduated from Savannah High School in 1970. He was stationed in New Mexico and Japan during his service in the Air Force from 1971 to 1975. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Missouri Western State University, he spent several decades pursuing his love of all things technology with a career as a telecommunications engineer. In his spare time, when not tinkering with gadgets or concocting new things in the kitchen, Jim shared his dad’s joy of flying remote control airplanes, as well as going to air shows and the lake, and later, doting on the five grandchildren who adored their Papa Airplane.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William “Eddie” Thompson.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Kristi and Travis Dale of Platte City, Missouri, and Amy and Corey Bolds of Independence, Missouri; grandchildren, Jonah Bolds and Joshua Bolds of Independence, and Kaitlyn Dale, Tyler Dale and Hailey Dale of Platte City; brother, Robert Thompson of St. Joseph, Missouri; sister-in-law, Pamela Thompson of St. Joseph; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Farewell services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment is planned for 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Leavenworth National Cemetery. The family will gather with friends and family at noon on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. An online guest book and obituary can be found at www.meierhoffer.com.
Betty (Cady) Burris
1939 – 2019
Betty (Cady) Burris, 79, St. Joseph, Missouri, journeyed home to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 18, 2019, after a courageous and lengthy battle with Pulmonary Disease. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Betty was born on June 15, 1939, to Clarence and Pearl (Gullick) Cady in Brookfield, Missouri. She grew up in Brookfield and graduated from High School in 1959. On August 9, 1959 she married her high school sweetheart, Glenn Dale Burris. They made their home in St. Joseph when Glenn’s job as a conductor with the Burlington Northern brought them here. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2015. They celebrated over 55 years of marriage together.
Betty was a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She worked part-time at JC Penney, while her girls were in school. She was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 49 Ladies’ Auxiliary, where she served as President, Vice-President, and most recently Treasurer. She and Glenn enjoyed camping, and socializing with their extended family at the Eagles Lodge. She loved family gatherings, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Dale Burris (March 6, 2015); her parents, Clarence Luther Cade (March 21, 1987) and Pearl Rebecca (Gullick) Cady (October 19, 1986); two brothers, Harold Cady (May 17, 1989) and Gerald Cady (February 20, 2012); and one sister, Doris May Palmer (March 13, 2006).
Betty is survived by her daughters; Karen Lawrence (Don), St. Joseph, and Beth Haeker (Scott) Helena, Missouri, grandchildren; Don Lawrence (Ashli), Melissa Neal (Jonathan), Andrew Haeker (Kacie) and Caitlin Haeker; five great-grandchildren; Lila and Lauden Lawrence, Presley and Emery Neal, Knox Haeker; two sisters, Louella Hulett and Esther Reams, both of Brookfield; and numerous nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 49 Ladies’ Auxiliary. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Marvin L. Bowlin
1944 – 2019
Marvin L. Bowlin, 74, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019.
He was born on November 29, 1944 in Maryville, Missouri to Loyd and Clema (Anderson) Bowlin. Marvin married Marjorie “Marge” Smith on December 18, 1966, she preceded him in death in 2014. He then married Karen Simpson on March 17, 2018. He was a member of the St. Joseph Rifle and Pistol Club, NRA, a Scottish Rite Mason, and attended the Riverside Baptist Church. Marvin also worked at Thomas Market for 18 years, Food-4-Less for 21 years, and at Wal-Mart in the sporting goods section for 11 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife.
Survivors include current wife Karen, daughter; Marlene Bowlin (Scott Sheesley), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Savannah Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank or Wounded Warrior Project. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
Arthur Thomas “Tom” Higley
1923 – 2019
Arthur Thomas “Tom” Higley, Sr., 96, of Basehor, KS, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Bonner Springs Nursing Rehab Center, Bonner Springs, KS.
Tom was born April 17, 1923 in Cummings, KS, the son of Clarence Newton and Viola May (Mayfield) Higley. He graduated from Horton High School in 1942. Arthur was a truck driver for Meyer Dairy, retiring in 1980 after twenty years. He was a member of the Antique Airplane Association and owned and flew a 1937 J2 Cub.
He was preceded in death by a son Tom Higley and a sister Marie Fehr and two brothers, Freddie Higley Norman Higley, and a granddaughter, Melissa Dawn.
Survivors include a son Rick and Ramona Higley, Bonner Springs, KS, a daughter Angie Higley, Horton, KS, two siblings, Don Higley, Atchison, KS, Lois Lyndsey, Stover, MO, grandsons, Allen Larson and Mitchell Higley and two great grandchildren, Alyssa, Ryan.
Graveside service and burial will be 11:00 AM, Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Round Mound Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Round Mound Cemetery and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.