|001Funeral services for Barbara Sparks, 61 of Villisca, will be 10:30 Monday at Wolfe Funeral Home with interment at Clarinda Cemetery. Family visitation will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Wolfe Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to a fund established in Barbara's name.
Barbara was born Dec 16, 1949, east of New Market, Iowa to Cecil and Helen (Davison) Sparks. She entered into rest Wednesday morning, May 18, 2011, at Alegent Health in Corning at the age of 61.
Barbara attended the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs and was tutored by Lois Rusk for one year. She was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 8998 in Villisca. She helped the auxiliary with their Children’s Christmas Store and with bingo. She also served as their Historian.
Barbara lived with her parents, Cecil and Helen, helping Helen with the yard work and keeping the kitchen tidy. She also lived at home with her sister Margaret until her health failed. In June of 2010 she became a resident of the Villisca Good Samaritan Home.
Barbara loved to go shopping for clothes, going out to eat, and traveling with her family. She was taken care of by her special care giver and sister, Margaret.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Helen Sparks.
She is survived by siblings: Margaret Gay and husband Clayton of Villisca, IA, Joan Schafer and husband Darrel of Atlantic, IA, Betty Cooper of Ravenwood, MO, Cheryl Rea, Hutto, TX, Wayne Sparks and wife Kim of Redwood City, CA, daughter Tina Sparks of Council Bluffs, IA; aunts and uncles Raymond Thurman of Clarinda, IA, Doreen Drennen of Braddyville, IA, Leland Sparks, San Francisco, CA, Oliver Sparks, Redwood City, CA, Jerry Benton and wife Janey of Benton, KY, and Linda Williams and husband Marty of Clarinda, IA; nieces, nephews and some very special friends.
Wolfe Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
|002Services for Robert D. Loutzenhiser, 86, will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Villisca, Iowa, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011 with Rev. Sandra Wainright Rossander officiating. Lodge services conducted by Masonic Lodge Iroquois 590 F.M. and A.M. will follow the funeral service. Graveside services will be conducted by Scott Marcum at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton, IA with military rites by the American Legion Post 443, Blockton, IA.
Robert Drexel Loutzenhiser was born December 9, 1924 at Blockton, Iowa, the son of Robert David and Bertha (Warden) Loutzenhiser. He passed away on May 14, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Villisca, Iowa.
Robert graduated from Blockton High School in 1942 and attended Western Michigan University from 1942-1945. This is where he met his wife to be, Margaret (Peggy) Locke, the sister of his roommate, Harry Locke. They were married February 20, 1946 while Robert was an Ensign in the Navy. After Robert was discharged from the Navy in 1946, he and Peggy returned to Western Michigan University where he finished his studies for a B.S. degree in Industrial Arts. They moved to Lake Odessa, Michigan where Robert had accepted his 1st teaching position. During subsequent years Peggy and Robert lived in Saranac and Gladwin, Michigan, where he taught. In 1956 Peggy and Robert returned to the family farm in Blockton. Peggy was killed in 1965 in an automobile accident.
In 1972, Robert married Sharon Fisher from Bedford. They moved to the Fisher Family Farm in 1975 which is where Robert lived until he was moved to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Villisca in September, 2010.
Robert was always fond of teaching his Industrial Arts students and took great pride in seeing his students doing their woodworking projects. He enjoyed farming and in later years his own woodworking projects and refinishing antiques. He liked doing things for other people and was always willing to help. He liked making homemade ice cream, fudge, and peanut brittle and sharing it at the nursing home and church events; one of his specialties was rhubarb ice cream.
Robert was a member and an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Villisca, a 50+ year member of Masonic Lodge Iroquois 590 F.M. and A.M., and a 60+ year member of the American Legion Post 443 in Blockton, Iowa.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife Peggy; his mother and father, Bertha and Robert; his brothers Warden and Paul; his sisters Marjorie Graham and Idalee Brown; his brothers-in-law Bill Graham, Harvey Brown and Don Locke; and his sisters-in-law Edith (Warden), Faith (Paul), and Agnes (Harry) Locke.
His survivors include his wife Sharon of Villisca; son David (Mary Kay) of Blockton; daughter Dee Anne (David) Qualls of Long Beach, CA; son Greg of Des Moines; son Gary (Martha) of Santee, CA; granddaughters Tammy (Vincent) Jorgensen, Cindy (Chet) Brandenburg, Crystal Loutzenhiser, Peggy (Ben) Roed; grandsons Jorge, Kevin, and Alan Loutzenhiser; and three great granddaughters Viola, Elana, and Aubrey; sisters-in-law Joanie Locke and Dorothy Tucker as well as many nieces and nephews.
Robert will be missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Blockton Christian Church of Blockton, IA, First Presbyterian Church of Villisca, IA, or the Good Samaritan Society of Villisca, IA.
Wolfe Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
|003Frank Harley McCoy, Sr. was born July 14, 1942 to Harley and Pearl McCoy at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital. He was the youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. Frank graduated from high school in Clarinda in 1961. He enjoyed fast cars and hanging out with friends. He began working for farmers at a young age. Frank married Karen Kay McNutt in October of 1961. His son, Frank, Jr. was born in June of 1963 and his daughter, Gail, was born in October 1966.
Frank lived most of his life in Page County, Iowa other than his time in the Army National Guard 168th Infantry and a brief time in Pocahontas, Iowa. He learned to love the land and as a child his dream was to own his own farm. He purchased a small farm in College Springs, Iowa and then a larger farm one mile west of College Springs. Along with farming his own land he also helped his father-in-law, Clarence McNutt, on his farm and did custom combining in the area. While maintaining his farm and others he also worked full time at Lisle Corporation. He began as a machinist and by the time of his retirement he had become an assistant supervisor in the turret lathe department. Frank also built custom trailers and loading shoots for himself and others. He was a talented welder.
Frank hunted regularly with his family. Frank enjoyed brining family from outside of Iowa to hunt pheasant every year. He was an avid fisherman and received his master angler after catching an 11 pound Northern Pike at Callamus Reservoir in Nebraska. Frank retired from farming in 1989 and began golfing in his spare time. He retired from Lisle Corporation in 2002 and began golfing on a regular basis. He continued to work building trailers and anything else a friend or family member needed. Frank became a grandpa when Jozey Kay was born to his son in 2001.
Frank began ‘snowbirding’ in Yuma, AZ in 2003 to escape the cold Iowa winters and to golf all year round. He enjoyed hosting friends and family who visited. He especially enjoyed showing them Algodones, Mexico and where the best prices were. While in Clarinda he golfed in couples tournaments, men’s golf and the wobblies. He loved a bargain and using the materials he purchased.
Frank passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at his residence in Shambaugh. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Karen McCoy; brothers Lowell and Roger McCoy and sisters Dorothy Scott and Elsie Larson.
Surviving Frank are his children; Gail McCoy of Lincoln, Nebraska and Frank McCoy, Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa; granddaughter Jozey McCoy of Des Moines, Iowa; brothers Paul McCoy and wife Lois of Red Oak, Iowa, Glen McCoy and wife Barbara of Centralia, Illinois, Robert McCoy and wife Pauline of Creston, Iowa, Jerry McCoy of Boulder, Colorado and Bill McCoy of Shenandoah, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews and friends.
Funeral Services for Frank H. McCoy, Sr. will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2011 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda. Burial will follow the serivces at the Guss Cemetery in Guss, Iowa. There is no scheduled visitation. Memorials may be directed to the McCoy Family Memorial Fund.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
|004Karen Kay (McNutt) McCoy was born September 12, 1942 to Clarence and Dorothy McNutt at the hospital in Shenandoah, Iowa. Her father was a farmer and Karen spent most of her time working in the fields with him. Karen attended South Page High school where she participated in activities including vocal music, the school newspaper, track and as a class officer. She graduated from there in 1961.
Karen married Frank Harley McCoy, Sr. in 1961 in Clarinda, Iowa. They began a family in 1963 with the birth of their son Frank Harley, Jr. Their second child, a daughter named Gail, was born in 1966. Karen lived most of her adult life in Southwest Iowa other than a short time in Kentucky while Frank, Sr. was in the service and a short time in Pocahontas, Iowa. She worked full time at Clarinda Company and then NSK Corporation when it opened until her retirement in 2002. Karen also continued to farm with her husband until 1989 when they moved to Shambaugh, Iowa. She began golfing on the weekends following their move to Shambaugh. After retirement it became her biggest hobby, golfing most weekends and becoming a member at the Clarinda Country Club. Karen made many friends and had many great times on the course.
Karen’s son gave her Jozey Kay, her first and only grandchild born in 2001. Jozey was the apple of Karen’s eye. She told many stories of what Jozey had said or done that she was proud of while golfing with her friends.
In order to continue golfing and avoid the cold winters of Iowa she began ‘snowbirding’ in Yuma, AZ in 2003. She played hostess to many family and friends who visited to escape the cold for a brief winter vacation. She went on her first cruise in 2010 and reported that she loved it and had planned to travel more.
Karen passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2010, at her residence in Shambaugh, Iowa. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Judy Coleen Johnson; brother Jimmy Rae McNutt; and nephew Corey Johnson.
Remaining to cherish Karen’s memory are her children Gail McCoy of Lincoln, Nebraska and Frank McCoy, Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa; granddaughter Jozey McCoy of Des Moines; sister Sharon Faye Black and husband Bill of Shambaugh, Iowa; brother Randy Dean McNutt and wife Teresa of Shambaugh, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews and friends.
Memorial services for Karen K. (McNutt) McCoy will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2011 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda. Burial will be at a later date at Polsley Cemetery in Yorktown, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the McCoy Family Memorial Fund.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
|005Eloise Freeland Dunn, 84, of Wooster, Ohio and formerly of Clarinda, Iowa passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Wooster Community Hospital.
She was born February 15, 1927 in Clarinda, Iowa, to Dr. E.W. and Ruth (Smith) Freeland. She married Lloyd G. Dunn on October 18, 1947, who survives.
Mrs. Dunn was a graduate of Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., and a devout member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and homemaker and also devoted to her PEO sisterhood, Presbyterian Women, PTA’s and Meals on Wheels volunteer delivery.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Stephen (Cindy) Dunn of Keokuk, Iowa, Jeffrey (Jamie) Dunn of Deer Park, Wash., Kristine (Stan) Burris of Wooster, Ohio; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Eloise was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
A memorial service was held at the First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster, Ohio, on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jim Watt officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, Ohio, is assisting the family.
Those who wish may make contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691
Graveside services for Orel Coker age 91, of Grant City, Missouri, formerly of Albany, Maryville, Elmo areas, who entered into peace Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Worth County Convalescent Center, Grant City, Missouri will be held 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at High Prairie Cemetery, Elmo, Missouri with military rites by Rolla-Dicks American Legion Post 315. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Orel Oakley Coker was born May 3, 1920 at Burlington Junction, Missouri, to Charlie Coker and Grace (Carpenter) Coker. He grew up in the Elmo area attending country schools. Orel served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Following his return from service, he farmed with his father. On February 17, 1963, he was united in marriage to Harrietta Williamson Gsell. Orel was dedicated to taking care of her, until her illness took her from us. The couple farmed in the Elmo area until her death September 18, 1985. Orel was later united in marriage May 3, 1987 to Verna Mae Lawson Carroll. They also farmed in the Elmo area and also lived in Wilcox, Watson and Albany for a short time prior to living in the nursing home.
Farming and raising cattle was more than an occupation to Orel; it was his love and passion. He especially enjoyed spending time with his step grandchildren including stories about his stepson Gary and his pick up with the “cackling” pipes. He was very proud of the time he spent in the military. He was a cook in the Army and could crack open two eggs in each hand, never dropping any of the egg shell into the pan. Orel especially loved sharing stories with others about spending time on the farm with Darla and Terry; teaching Darla to drive the tractor at the age of three, “Grandpa, I am just a little girl” and feeding bottle calves with Terry as the calf would suck on his finger. Orel’s laughter would fill the room as he told those stories. He absolutely loved his family and having no children of his own, he claimed Gary and Gary’s family as his own.
Verna and Orel enjoyed traveling the countryside and check out all the good eating places. They especially enjoyed their trip to Alaska. Orel loved to laugh and he always had a positive attitude and could be “stubborn Missourian”. He loved to play cards. And pitch was a favorite where he could “shoot the moon” and make it without even looking at his cards!
Preceding Orel in death were his parents; first wife, Harrietta and sister, Anna Mae Turpin.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Verna Coker of Grant City, Missouri; step son, Gary Gsell and wife Janet of Sidney, Iowa; step granddaughter, Darla Moreland and husband Randy of Sidney, Iowa; step great grandson, Drew Moreland and wife Alissa of Maryville, Missouri; step great, great grandchildren, Braxie and Nash; step great grandson, Dustin Moreland and wife Toni of Randolph, Iowa; step great, great grandson, Deegan; step grandson, Terry Gsell of Manhattan, New York; step daughter, Ardyth Karbowski and husband Ed of Omaha, Nebraska; step grandson, Kalen Karbowski and wife Jennifer of Kansas City, Missouri; step great grandchild, Graison; step granddaughter, Tara Patomson and husband Sean of Bellevue, Nebraska; step great grandchildren, Drew and Anna; step granddaughter, Tiffany Sturm and husband Bruce of Prairie Village, Kansas; great granddaughter, Ashley; other relatives and many friends
Funeral services for Mary Wurster, age 88, of Lenox, who died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the Lenox Care Center will be held Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lenox Christian Church. Visitation will be Wednesday at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment will be held at West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials can be directed to the Lenox Christian Church or the Lenox Ambulance Service. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.
Mary Elizabeth Holmes Wurster was born September 16, 1922 the daughter of Joseph Henry Holmes and Mary Elizabeth (Troxel) Holmes in Gallatin, Missouri. She moved to Lenox, Iowa with her parents at the age of 14. She attended schools in Missouri and Lenox, Iowa.
She was united in marriage to Clifford L. Wurster on April 26, 1941 in Maryville, Missouri. To this union two sons, Gary Lee and Harold Dean were born.
Mary was a devoted wife and mother. She and Clifford farmed the family farm west of Lenox for 35 years before retiring and moving to Lenox in 1976. She was happiest in the kitchen cooking and baking her many pies for family, friends and anyone that wanted a pie. She and Clifford loved to dance and play cards. Mary had a love for music – she could listen to a song and then play it by ear. She was well known for her yodeling.
She spent many hours watching her favorite baseball team the Chicago Cubs.
Mary was a member of the Lenox Christian Church since the age of 16. On many occasions she could be found in the church kitchen helping with dinners and potlucks.
Survivors include her son Gary Wurster and his wife Marilyn of Canyon Lake, Texas; two grandsons Scot and wife Diana of Spring, Texas; and Kelly and wife Mary of Henderson, Nevada as well as three great-grandchildren Michael, Madeline, and Matthew. She is also survived by one brother-in-law Charlie Aigaki, one sister-in-law Ruth Reynolds and many nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Clifford in 1983, son Harold in 1967, her parents, three brothers and three sisters
Services for James Poore age 67, of St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly of the Bedford/Clarinda, Iowa area, who entered into peace Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, Missouri, will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Platteville Cemetery, Platteville, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be held 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home, Bedford, Iowa. Burial with military rites by John F. Hardin Post #165 will be in the Platteville Cemetery, Platteville, Iowa. Memorials may be given in Jim’s name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
James Edward Poore was born September 2, 1943, in Taylor County, Iowa to Ward Edward Poore and Yvonne Elizabeth (Blane) Poore. Jim and his six siblings grew up on a farm eight miles east of Bedford in the Platteville area. He was a graduate of Bedford High School. Jim joined the United States Army when he was seventeen, spending some of his tour in Germany.
Jim worked on a dairy farm in the Lamoni area before moving to Clarinda where he worked on the Clarinda Police Force for a number of years. In the early 1970’s, he moved to Des Moines working as a manager for Clark Oil. He returned to Southwest Iowa for a time before moving to Illinois working as a district manager overseeing numerous gas stations. Jim also owned a pawn shop and currently was living in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Jim was a man of faith; he was active in his church in Nevada. He had a great sense of humor and liked to play jokes on people. He loved his animals and had a soft spot for his dogs, Joker and Molly. He enjoyed being outdoors and spending time on his acreage enjoying nature.
Preceding Jim in death were his parents and brother, Stephen Poore.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carol Poore of St. Joseph, Missouri; sons, Jon Poore and wife Linda of Clarinda, Iowa and Jeff Poore of Arkansas; grandchildren, Brett, Blake, Lindsey, Brianna, and Jacob; siblings, Dora Prather and husband Paul of Clarinda, Iowa, David Poore and wife Diane of Bedford, Iowa, Roger Poore and wife Debbie of Clarinda, Iowa, Richard Poore and wife Sherry of Arizona, Sara Robinson and husband Don of Clarinda, Iowa; nieces; nephews and many friends
|009Margaret L. Franko, 86, of Hutchinson, died May 10, 2011 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Friday, with the family greeting friends Friday 6 pm-7 pm, all at Elliott Mortuary.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14 at Elliott Mortuary, with Fr. Nicholas Voelker presiding. Burial will be in Penwell-Gable Cemetery at Hutchinson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House, sent in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501. Friends may visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave the family a condolence
|010Marvis Lorene Bast Johnson was born February 20, 1930, near Braddyville, Iowa, to Opal Mildred Lewis and Roy Raymond Bast. At an early age she and her parents moved to rural Clearmont, Mo., where they made their home until recent, years, when they passed away.
Marvis lived and got her education at Clearmont, Mo. She graduated from that school, after obtaining her high school diploma in May 1948. On July 3, Marvis was united in marriage to Carroll Marvin Johnson Adams, County of Taylor, State of Iowa. She moved to Taylor County with Marvin where he had a farming business. In the fall of 1950, Marvis and Marvin moved their farming operation to Barnard, Mo. In early 1953 they moved their farming business to Clearmont, Mo.
Marvis took employment with Iowa State Hospital in Clarinda, Iowa, in 1954. She continued to work until she decided to earn a license as an L.P.N. (Licensed Practical Nurse). She attended Northwest State College to get her degree. Her family continued to live in Page County, Iowa until 1968, when they returned to Clearmont, Mo.
Marvis continued her work until 1970 when she decided to retire from nursing. Her family continued to farm until 1994, as health conditions became problems. They moved their family to St. Joseph, Mo., in late 1994.
Marvin was preceded in death by her father and mother; one son, Ricky Carroll Johnson; two daughters, Vicki Lynn Beaman-West, Burlington, Iowa, and Charlene Drydale, Barnard, Mo.
Marvis and Marvin were former members of Clearmont Christian Church, Clearmont, Mo. They moved their membership to Wyatt Park Christian Church near their residence in St. Joseph, Mo.
They have met and appreciate many new members of this church and felt quite at home during these last few years. They have been truly blessed to live in a community like this one and really appreciate and felt at home here.
She leaves her husband, Carroll Marvin, of 63 years, St. Joseph, Mo.; four sons, Ronald L. Johnson, Clarinda, Iowa, Kenneth L. Johnson, Clearmont, Mo., Kevin R. Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz., Todd Anthony Johnson, Elmo, Mo.; three daughters, Patricia Thompson, Agency, Mo., Debbie Cooper, St. Louis, Mo., Christina Gigollotti, Springfield, Mo.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematory, St. Joseph, Mo. Visit the online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com
Dorothy Louise Henggeler 68, of Ravenwood, MO passed from this life on May 16, 2011 at the Heartland Hospital in St. Joseph following a lengthy illness.
Dorothy was born on November 14, 1942 in Maryville, MO. to Ira Gilbert and Helen Elizabeth Ray Newlon, they preceded her in death, she was also preceded in death by her brother in law Robert Aley, and her sister Roberta Aley. She was of the Christian faith.
Dorothy lived in the Maryville community for most of her life, except for spending twenty years in the Excelsior Springs, MO area.
A 1960 Maryville High School graduate, Dorothy worked for many years at Parkdale Manor Nursing Home. In 1988, she received her LPN certificate from the N.W. Technical School, and later retired from Parkdale Manor. She came out of retirement to work in the medical records departments at Village Care Center.
On May 22, 1992, Dorothy was united in marriage in Ravenwood, MO to Raymond V. Henggeler, he survives of the home.
She is also survived by two sons of Richard Mildward, Steven W. Mildward, Sherman, TX, Scott A. and wife Kimberly Mildward, and grandson Brice, (mother Sarah Graham) his son Malaki Mildward, and Hayden Mildward, Maryville, MO. Son, Jeremy C. and wife Sureena Henggeler, and their son Marcus and daughter, Brylie Henggeler, Stanberry, MO. Son, Nicholas E. and his daughters Kamryn, and Kaelyn Henggeler, (mother Kelli Henggeler), Ravenwood, MO. Son, Sgt. Anthony S. Henggeler, currently serving in Afghanistan, and fiancée Holly Luke. Other survivors include siblings, Larry Newlon, Hubbard, IA, Robert Newlon, Asheville, NC, Iris Ditamore, Ravenwood, Maurice and Vickie Newlon, Cameron, MO, her half-siblings, Majorie Hontz, Savannah, MO, Mary Ruth McDonald, Gower, MO, and Carrol Newlon, St. Joseph, MO, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorothy’s wish was to be cremated. Her memorial service will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville. The Rev. Paul McKim will be the officiant. Inurnment will be in the Miriam Cemetery, Maryville.
Kirby Dean Hansen, 48, of Hopkins, Missouri passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at St Francis Hospital, Maryville, Missouri.
Kirby was born September 24,1962 in Maryville, Missouri, the son of Lloyd Dean and Donna Jeane (White) Hansen. He was a graduate of North Nodaway RVI High School, Hopkins. Kirby married Carla Jean Titus April 4, 1994 in Las Vegas, Nevada and re-married on September 1, 2001 at their home in Hopkins, Missouri.
Kirby was a truck driver for River Valley Ag of Hopkins, a salvage dealer, farmer and livestock man. Kirby was also a volunteer for the Hopkins Volunteer Fire District.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Survivors include his wife: Carla, of their home; his children: Bo Dean (Tracy) Hansen, Kayl Ray (Jessie Pankau) Hansen, Kirk Bradley (Judy) Randle, Tabetha Carroll, Kelby Max Hansen, Kaelan LeRoy Hansen, and Kirby John Hansen, all of Hopkins; his 1st wife: Vanessa Peter, Skidmore, Missouri; parents: Lloyd and Donna Hansen, Hopkins; brothers: Ted (Corky) Hansen, Pickering, Missouri and Ed (Joy) Hansen, Hopkins; sister: Connie (Tim) Hoepker, Maryville; grandchildren: Preston and Mya Hansen; Damon Carroll and Sienna Randle.
Visitation: 6-8 pm Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.
Funeral Services will be 10 am, Monday, May 16, at Laura Street Baptist Church with burial in the Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Missouri
Estel Lee (Eckie) Mann, 90, Maryville, Missouri, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the Golden Living Center.
Mrs. Mann was born July 5, 1920, in Grant City, Missouri to Willie O. and Gladys M. Herndon Scadden.
A 1939 graduate of Parnell High School, she married James Edward Mann on March 27, 1940 in Albany, Missouri.
Estel was a volunteer for the American Red Cross for over thirty years, and a member of the Curry Richardson Sparks Waldeier American Legion Post #528, Parnell, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Clinton H. (Jack) Scadden.
Survivors include her husband Jim Mann, daughter Judy (Gary) Coffelt, Maryville; three grandchildren: Ted andTroy (Wendy)Coffelt and Tammy (Matt) Sorensen; nine great-grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; one nephew; two great-nephews and sister-in-law Evelyn Burg-Scadden.
Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 pm Wednesday, May 18th, with funeral services following at 2:00 pm, both at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville.
Burial will be in Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville, Missouri
|014Dennis Marion Johnson was born July 25, 1943, in Red Oak, Iowa, to Dorothy (Nelson) and Marion Johnson. Dennis passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011, at the age of 67.
Dennis began his school years at a country school just down the road from his boyhood home and was the last student to graduate from the 8th grade before the school was closed. He attended Clarinda High School where he enjoyed playing basketball and football. He graduated with the Class of 1961 and was looking forward to attending his 50th class reunion in June.
Dennis continued his education at Clarinda Community College and earned his Associate of Science Degree then attended Iowa State one year where he majored in aeronautical engineering, until his love of farming brought him back home.
He was drafted into the United States Army in 1965. Dennis went for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and advanced training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, before being sent to Germany for 18 months as an artillery surveyor.
After his two years in the army, Dennis returned to his home place and started a farrow to finish hog operation in 1967. He received an Iowa Master Pork Producer award in 1990. Dennis was still very active on the farm raising hogs, corn, and soybeans. He loved farm life and had made no plans for retirement.
On September 9, 1973, Dennis was united in marriage to Margaret DeVries Duffield at the Bethesda Lutheran Church where he was a lifetime member and enjoyed attending with his wife. Dennis and Margaret shared many life views and had a happy life together on the farm for over 37 years.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law Ella Deane Ferber and brother-in-law James DeVries. He is survived by his wife Margaret; stepchildren: Gary Duffield, of South Dakota; Linda Auffert and husband Luke, of Clarinda; grandchildren: Jason Duffield and wife Kelly of South Carolina; Lee Duffield and wife Crystal of South Dakota; Megan Walter and husband Justin of Clarinda; Joe Auffert and Kahla of Clarinda; great grandchildren: Violet Duffield, Cameron and Randy Duffield, Avery and Taylin Walter, Josie Auffert; sister Yvonne Johnson of Bethesda; brothers-in-law John DeVries and wife Ruth of West Des Moines, Iowa; Lyndon Ferber of Lakewood, Colorado; sister-in-law; Evelyn Van Sickle and husband Keith of Newton, Iowa, half-sister-in-law Carla DeVries and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial service for Dennis Johnson, 67, of Clarinda will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bethesda. There will be a luncheon and time of fellowship following the service at the church
|015Gerald Van Hill was born November 23, 1927 in Shenandoah, Iowa to Vern and Enid (VanValin) Hill. He graduated from Amity High School, College Springs in 1945 and was then drafted into the Army Air Force. After discharging from the service in 1946, Gerald returned to the College Springs area and started farming. He attended Devry Technical School and studied in electronics which led him to his full time career of installing x-ray equipment in a variety of hospitals and clinics. Gerald retired in 1989 from Picker Medical Systems and began spending his winters in Texas and the summers in Wyoming. He enjoyed traveling until his ailing health kept him in Texas.
Gerald passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Doctors Renaissance Hospital in Edinburg, Texas due to heart problems and diabetes. A devoted family man, Gerald Hill is survived by his wife Eva of Pharr, Texas; two sisters, Beverly Kidd of Sun Rise Beach, Missouri and Martha Sage of Bolidar, Missouri; one son Larry Hill of Des Moines, Iowa; three daughters, Joyce Collier of Leesburg, Florida; Janet Hupp, of Bellview, Florida; and Kay Johnston of Watertown, New York; 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father, two brothers: William and Donald and a great grandchild.
Services for Gerald will be 1:00 Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in Clarinda. Visitation is scheduled for one hour prior to the service starting at 12. Burial will be at the College Springs Cemetery following the service
|016Ruth Arleene Burnison, 83, of Essex passed away on May 23, 2011 at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Arleene was born on November 29, 1927 in rural Essex, Iowa, the daughter of Perl C. and Violet E. (Holmes) Johnson. She was the second oldest of eight siblings. On Oct. 12, 1947 she was united in marriage to Glen Burnison in Shenandoah, Iowa. Glen passed away on March 21, 1985.
Arleene graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1944. She held jobs at such businesses as Henry Fields Seed Company, First National Bank in Essex, Burnison Cabinet & Supply (the family business), Central Surveys and Dutton Insurance in Red Oak.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Essex. She was also involved in several clubs such as the American Legion Auxiliary, where she was a 40 year member, the 20th Century Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, where she was a 50 year member, the Red Hat Society and various church organizations.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 37 years, Glen; two sisters Ruby Livingston and Shirley Bengtson; and two brothers Glen Johnson and Oren Johnson.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sons Mike Burnison and wife Linda of Essex and Dave Burnison and wife Sharon of Orland Park, IL; grandchildren Amy (Tom) Comstock of Council Bluffs, Adam (Stephanie) Burnison of Essex, Alan (Mike) Burnison of Omaha, Jeffrey, Rachel and Amanda Burnison of Orland Park, IL; great-grandchildren Ciara and Lexi Burnison; sisters Eloise (Harold) Dinsmore of Farragut and Joann Bergman of Las Vegas; brother Gary (Peg) Johnson of Essex; brother-in-law Kenneth Livingston of Farragut; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
|017Betty Mae (Howes) Greever, daughter of Aaron Edward Howes and Vera Dean (Howes) Stevens, was born in Brush, Colorado on December 7, 1927, and passed away at home on May 21, 2011, at the age of 83, surrounded by her family. Betty was raised and educated in Shenandoah.
On May 16, 1944, Betty was united in marriage to Dwight Greever. To this union were born three daughters. Betty and Dwight spent 62 years together in Shenandoah. They enjoyed spending time with their family; summers at Tablerock Lake and winters in Mesa, Arizona.
During her young adult years Betty greeted everyone who called or came into the office at Tidy House. When Eaton Corporation came to Shenandoah in 1971, she was the first receptionist and switchboard operator and remained in that position until her retirement in 1989. She greeted many people and made lasting friendships in that position. She came out of retirement to work part-time at Pella as their receptionist when it was being organized in Shenandoah.
Betty was a member and Elder of the Community of Christ Church. She loved serving God by reaching out to people, teaching pre-baptismal and Sunday School classes, and ministering to others needs. She was a gracious woman who always had a smile and something good to say to everyone.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight; her parents; and 1 brother, Richard Brown.
Survivors include her children, Bev Hill of Lawrence, Kansas, Donna Munsinger and husband Merril of Coin, Iowa and Tammie Stettler and husband Kevin of Shenandoah, Iowa; six grandchildren, Melissa Wilson, Monte Munsinger and wife Shawn, Kim Ruiz and husband Julio, Tiffiney Beffort and husband Cris, Adam Stettler, and Zachary Stettler; six great-grandchildren, Brandon Wilson, Erica Munsinger, Britney Wilson, Mariah Munsinger, Alexa Munsinger, and Drake Beffort; sister Mary Ludlow; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends
|018Dorothy Irene Rorebeck was born January 3, 1919 in Fulton, Kansas, the daughter of Roland Edmond and Augusta (Krey) Baucom. She passed away on Tuesday morning, May 24, 2011 at Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah at the age of 92 years, 4 months and 21 days.
Dorothy was raised in rural Fremont County near Randolph and Tabor graduating from Farragut High School in 1936. She then attended Commercial Extension, a business school in Omaha, Nebraska. On August 15, 1938, she was united in marriage to Russell Oscar “Bud” Rorebeck at the Methodist Church parsonage in Rock Port, Missouri. This union was blessed with four daughters, Marilyn Joanne, Sharon Diane, Carole Lynne and Karen Janelle.
One of Dorothy’s fondest memories growing up was the Sidney, Iowa Rodeo. Dorothy’s family always enjoyed attending the picnics and celebrations associated with the rodeo. She worked as an usher for the rodeo all throughout her school years. She remembered all the stars who performed through the years.
Dorothy and her husband were farmers in Page and Taylor County. She lived in rural Bedford from 1941 until 1956. She was on the Extension Council for Taylor County working with the 4-H Clubs and Home Economists and was also chairman of the Christmas Seals for the entire area. In 1957, they moved to the Shenandoah area. She was an active member in the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Dorothy enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting. She also like gardening, canning what she grew and cooking for her family and friends. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Ladies Auxiliary where she held several offices. She also enjoyed bowling, playing cards and working at the food pantry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Edmond and Ray Baucom; a sister, Helen Perkins; sister-in-law, Helen Baucom; son-in-law, Ron Fichter; and a granddaughter, Christie Fichter.
Survivors include her daughters, Marilyn Alba of Omaha, Nebraska, Sharon Fichter of Glenwood, Iowa, Carole Reising (Dennis) of Granite Falls, North Carolina, Karen Lane (Dave) of Shenandoah, Iowa; twelve grandchildren, Kevin Fichter (Jamie) of Tabor, Iowa, Trent Fichter (Kerri) of Ames, Iowa, Ginger Booher (James) of Crowley, Texas, Cole Lane (Kjersten) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Seth Lane (Jen) of Glenwood, Iowa; Tami Lane of Carterville, Missouri, Christopher Alba (Christina) of Omaha, Nebraska, Jeffrey Alba and fiancé Angie of Omaha, Nebraska, Jennifer Alba of Omaha, Nebraska, Lisa Kish (Charlie) of Chesterfield, Virginia, Julie Sahlin (Ted) of Liberty, Missouri, David Reising (Vickie) of Granite Falls, North Carolina; 21 great grandchildren, Will, Wyatt, Kelsey, Melodie, Elsje, Olivia, Quinn, Savanah, Cheyanne, Alex, Brendon, Broderick, Bradley, Brittany, Simon, Ashley, Amber, Jonathan, Trevor, Tatum, Mason, Nathan and Abigail; a brother, Donald Baucom (Lola) of Creston, Iowa,; a sister-in-law, Bernice Baucom of Stanton, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends
|019Edith Lavonne Weller was born November 20, 1931 in Clearfield, Iowa, the daughter of Harvey and Louise (Shaffer) French. She passed away on Monday evening, May 23, 2011 at the Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 79 years, 6 months and 3 days.
Lavonne grew up in Taylor County and graduated from Bedford High School in 1950. She later attended business school at AIB in Des Moines, Iowa. On January 4, 1953, Lavonne was united in marriage to Howard Weller at the First Baptist Church in Bedford. This union was blessed with three children, Bill, Bonnie & Nancy.
Lavonne worked as a clerk at both Olson Pharmacy and Travis Pharmacy for many years. She was an active member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Shenandoah where she and Howard both served on the board of Deacons. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed her coffee group in the mornings and embroidering. She had a love for country western and blue grass music. She and Howard were also active square dancers for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Bill Weller; daughter-in-law, Connie Weller; brothers, JB, Bill and Paul French; sisters-in-law, Nadine and Fern French and Mary Ellen Lewellen; and a brother-in-law, Dale Lewellen.
Survivors include her husband, Howard Weller of Shenandoah, Iowa; her children, Bonnie Allely and her husband Denny of Shenandoah, Iowa, Nancy Weller of Shenandoah, Iowa; four grandchildren, Billy Weller and his wife LaTisha of Alabama, Mathew Weller of Alabama, Alisha Weller of Sioux City, Iowa; Brett Allely of Shenandoah, Iowa; two great grandchildren, Judson and Hampton Weller; a sister, Joanne Perdew and her husband Robert of Gravity, Iowa; two brothers, Ed French and his wife Bethel of Bedford, Iowa, Roy French and his wife Joyce of Bedford, Iowa; brother-in-law, Dean Weller and his wife Betty of Bedford, Iowa; sister-in-law, Elenora French of Bedford, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends
Funeral services for Gordon Sickels, age 89 of Bedford, who died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Bedford Nursing & Rehab Center will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the New Life Missionary Church in Bedford. Visitation was held at the Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment will be held in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials may be given in Gordon’s name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Gordon Sickels was born July 20, 1921 in Athelstan, Iowa the son of Glenn Sickels and Zelda (Freemeyer) Sickels. Gordon was raised on a farm north of Athelstan attending Works Country School through the eighth grade. He then attended Athelstan High School, graduating on May 9, 1940. He was always very proud of the fact he was “second high” in this class . . . .of course, there were only two students in his class . . . .he and Betty (Balch) Houchin. After graduation, he continued farming with his dad and brother when World War II began. With only one of the brother’s being able to enlist (because one had to stay home on the farm) Gordon, being the youngest, remained home. Gordon loved all outdoor activities: baseball, horseback riding, sledding, ice skating, fishing, along with bow and gun hunting. Most of these activities were with his neighbors up the road, Paul, Albert and Ida May King. On July 17, 1943, he married that neighbor girl, Ida May King. The couple lived west of Athelstan where he continued farming. To this loving marriage three daughters were born: Judith, Linda and Sharon. While farming, Gordon also drove a school bus for the Bedford Community School District when the county reorganized to include Bedford, Blockton, Athelstan, Conway and Gravity.
In 1962, the family moved from the farm into the Bedford Community. He worked at the Skylark Service Station, for Bob Bonar at Bedford Gas installing and servicing furnaces, Skelly Service Station for Virgil Livingston. He was in partnership with Virgil at the Skelly Service Station and later took over sole ownership. In 1976, he sold the station and went back to farming for his son-in-law and daughter, Jerry and Judy King of Blockton. He did part-time carpentry work in his home workshop. He and Ida May enjoyed traveling in their RV’s. Together they saw many sights in many states throughout the country. They enjoyed taking many photos along the way. Gordon and Ida May spent some of their later years during the winter months in Arizona. Over the years, Gordon enjoyed starting each day with his “coffee buddies” at various cafes in Bedford. He enjoyed bowling, receiving many trophies along the way. Gordon especially enjoyed golfing every chance he could with his friends and ‘seniors’. In fact, one year he and his friends golfed all twelve months! During the winter they even drilled holes in frozen ground for their tees!
Left to cherish the memory of this loving father and friend are his three daughters, Judith Ann King and husband Jerry of Blockton; Linda Eileen McClannahan and husband Paul of Des Moines; and Sharon Lea Davison and husband Roger of Bedford; six grandchildren, Jason King and wife Sara of Blockton; Kristie Searl and husband Allan of Clarinda; David McClannahan and wife Brenda of Indianola; Heather Schager and husband Matt of Des Moines; Todd Davison and wife Sandra of Hopkins, Missouri; Tim Davison and wife Teresa of Fontanelle; twelve great-grandchildren, Courtney, Joel, Quentin, Brody, Colton, Colby, Desirae, Gabriel, Amanda, Jared, Alisha and Tanner.
Preceding Gordon in death are his parents, Glenn and Zelda Sickels; his loving wife Ida May in December of 2007; and a brother, Glade Sickels.
Gordon was a ‘family man’.
Funeral services for Vernal Thompson, age 81, of Lenox, who passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston after a courageous battle with cancer will be held Friday, May 27, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lenox United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 and a Masonic Servcie at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be held at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Instead of flowers the family requests memorials be given in Vernal’s name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.
Vernal Joseph Thompson was born December 9, 1929 to George and Pearl Thompson in Wall, South Dakota. He moved to Lenox with his family in December 1941 when he was 12 years old. On Easter Sunday, April 9, 1950 he married Joan Fleming in Lenox.
Vernal retired as a self-employed painter after 50 years. During his retirement, he enjoyed golfing, fishing, and being with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Lenox United Methodist church. Vernal proudly served the Lenox Fire Department 42 years, 15 years of those as chief. He was Civil Defense Director for Lenox helping to create the first disaster recovery plan for Lenox. He was a 50-year member of the Lenox Masonic lodge including serving as worshipful master, and a current member of Taylor County Masonic Lodge #156 in Bedford. He was a past member of the Lenox Rotary club. Vernal worked endlessly to better his church and the Lenox community as a whole.
Vernal will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 61 years Joan; three children, Richard (Genelle) Thompson of Winterset, Cheryl (Jim) Murphy of Ankeny, and Gary (Julia) Thompson of Creston; six grandchildren, Wendy (Jayson) McDonald of Winterset, Will Murphy of Maryville, Mo; Rev Betsy (Zack Koopman) Thompson of Ames, Sarah (James) Beeman of Ankeny, Evan (Tracy) Thompson of Lenox and Mark Thompson of Clive; two step-granddaughters, Shawna Miller of Nashville, TN and Casie Miller of Creston; six great-grandchildren Cole and Megan McDonald; Brooklyn, Isabella, and Greyson Beeman and Cale Thompson; sister Lori Thompson, brothers Dennis (Margaret Jean) Thompson and Roger (Lilly) Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his parents George and Pearl Thompson and grandson, Seth Thompson.
Vernal was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His love, generosity, and devotedness will be greatly missed by his family, friends, church and community. He will live forever in our hearts
|022Rebecca Sue (James) Anderson, 72, died May 23, 2011 at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehab Center, Ankeny, Iowa. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Windsor United Methodist Church, 63rd and University, Des Moines, followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to HCI Care Services, formerly Hospice of Central Iowa, at 2910 Westown Parkway, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266
023Tanya R. Engstrom, 59,  of Tama passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Private memorial services will be held. A public memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday May 17, 2011 at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with the family present from 11 AM – 12 Noon and from 5 – 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been establishedTanya R. Engstrom, 59, of Tama passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Private memorial services will be held. A public memorial visitation was held on Tuesday May 17, 2011 at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with the family present from 11 AM – 12 Noon and from 5 – 7 PM.
Tanya was born on September 2, 1951 in Keosauqua, Iowa the daughter of Ralph and Waneta (Thoman) Cole. She graduated from East High School in Des Moines in 1968. Tanya was united in marriage to Gene Engstrom on December 14, 1968 at St. John Lutheran Church in Des Moines. She enjoyed reading, sewing, and quilting. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her sister Jan Fitzgerald; and grandparents, Roy Cole and Sylvia Sampson and Florence and Fred Thoman.
Survivors include her husband Gene of Tama; parents, Ralph and Waneta Cole of Grinnell, five daughters, Tammy (Brian) Plowman of Marshalltown, Melissa (Tony) Sivola of Vinton, Christina (Rich) Stevens of West Des Moines, Marissa (Brent) Quandahl of Decorah, and Amanda (Mike) Flater of Plymouth, IN; thirteen grandchildren, Trista, Brad, Aubree, Kaitlyn, Corry, Trent, Ashlyn, Amaya, Ryan, Camryn, Addyson, Anna, and Karsyn, two brothers, Marv (Cindy) Cole of Redfield, IA and Rick (Amy) Cole of Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established
Vancil D. Icke 83, of Barnard, MO passed away, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Heartland Hospital in St. Joseph, MO.
Vancil was born near Barnard, MO on November 19, 1927 to Delbert and Thelma DuBois Icke, they preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Reggie Simerly, and a great granddaughter, Emma Simbro.
A self employed electrician, he had owned and operated Icke Electric in Barnard. Vancil was a member of the Barnard Christian Church, and also a member of the Tri-C American Legion Post #464, Conception Junction, MO. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II, and lived in the Barnard area most all of his life.
On September 2, 1983, Vancil was united in marriage to Joyce E. Brownfield in Barnard, she survives of the home.
Other survivors include his son, David and wife Natalie Icke, Savannah, MO, two step-children, Mark and wife Joy Beattie, Bolckow, MO, and Malinda and husband Dale Dennis, Maryville, MO. He is also survived by a sister Marceline Simerly, St. Joseph, MO, 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and a niece.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Barnard Christian Church, the body will arrive at the church one hour prior to services. Rev. Pat Sampson is the officiant. Burial will be in the American Legion Cemetery, Barnard, MO with full military honors.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 P.M. Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO
Michael Lee Berg 53, Graham, MO passed away May 20, 2011 in Maryville, MO.
One of eight children, he was born on January 2, 1958 in Omaha, NE to Dale and Theva Jorn Berg, they preceded him in death, he is also preceded by two brothers, Richard Glen, and Kevin Paul Berg.
Survivors include two brothers, Robert Dale and wife Donita Berg, Columbia, MO, and David Grant, and wife Calene Berg, Coffeville, KS, three sisters, Linda Renee and husband Roger Nelson Graham, MO, and Angela and Teri Berg. Three daughters, Angel Dee Berg, Kansas City, MO, Chelsea Nicole Grame, Fall City, NE, and Macy Lea Berg, Rolla, MO, He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends, including Herschel Nelson, Graham, MO
Memorial Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday May 23, 2011 at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO. The inurnment will be at a later date
Emily Arieta Gordon, 87, Maryville, Missouri, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at St Francis Hospital, Maryville.
Emily was born May 20, 1924, in Hopkins, Missouri to James Walter and Ethel Swaim Gray.
She married Ralph Eugene "Sox" Gordon, December 1, 1966, in Hopkins, Missouri. She was a homemaker.
Emily was a member of the Christian Church, Lebanon, Oregon and attended the Hopkins, Missouri Christian Church.
Preceding her in death were her husband Ralph Gordon; two infant sons; son Jim Harrison; 1st husband James William Harrison; 2nd husband Jack Morehouse; brother John Harvey Gray; three sisters: Irene Schmidt, Julia O'Brien and Irma Gill and son-in-law David Florea.
Survivors include her daugher Tammy Florea, Hopkins; step-son Ron Gordon, Creston, Iowa; step-daughter Jan Reno, Maryville and sister Laverta Hawkins, Hopkins; fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchilden.
Memorial Services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Missouri with burial in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins
Terri Hope Blankenship, 64, of Maryville, Missouri (formerly of Independence, Missouri) passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at her home, in Maryville.
She was born June 10, 1946 in Chillicothe, Missouri, the daughter of Thomas Merle and Anne Belle (Waltz) Hamline. Terri graduated from Van Horn High School, Independence, Missouri in 1964 and married William Eugene Sayles. They were divorced.
She joined the Army , becoming a Sergeant during the Vietnam Era. In 1986 she graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Medical Records Administration and worked for Beasley & Thomas.
Terri married Billy Howard Blankenship October 2, 1999 in Maryville. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and BPW in Maryville and the Registered Health Information Administration Association “AHIMA”.
Terri was preceded in death by her husband, Billy on January 21, 2009 and her parents.
Survivors include her sons: Douglas (Cindy) Sayles, St Charles, Missouri and Jason (Laura) Hagan, Maryville; grandchildren: Jacob Hagan, Catelyn Huber and Nicholas Huber; brothers: Thomas Merle Hamline III, Sweet Springs, Missouri and Steve Hamline, Denver, Colorado; sisters: Lori Beth Hamline, Kansas City, Missouri; Sharon Bishop, Alaska; Vicki Tilford, Chico, California and Cindy Tilford, Boise, Idaho and Max, the dog.
Graveside Services will be 10 am Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri with Military Services under the direction of the Missouri Military Honors Program
|028“Lola” Mary Growney, 94, of Maryville, Missouri passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Village Care Center in Maryville.
Mary was born August 6, 1916 near Skidmore, Missouri, to Francis and Maggie (Linville) O’Riley. She was a member of St Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Community and St Gregory’s
Mary started working in J C Penney’s Department Store in Maryville, after graduating from Skidmore High School in 1933. She worked there until her marriage to Paul Leo Growney on September 9, 1939. They moved to the Skidmore area shortly after their marriage where they farmed for 18 years. They then moved to the Maryville area where Mary worked for Dick Haynes at the Merrigan Brothers Sale Barn as bookkeeper until retiring.
For recreation Mary liked dancing and playing cards.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Leo in 1998; her parents and brothers: Fred, Philip, Paul, W.J. and Robert O’Riley.
Survivors include her son, Patrick (Sandra) Growney, Lake Hubert, Minnesota; five grand-children; six great-grandchildren; sisters: Margaret (Don) Merrigan, Maryville and Patricia Briles, Creston, Iowa; a sister-in-law: Margie (Mrs. Paul) O’Riley, Fairfax, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 6-7 pm Friday, May 13, 2011 at Price Funeral Home, Maryville with a rosary service at 7 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Saturday, May 14, 2011, at St Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, with burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Maryville, Missouri