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Obituaries

Ronald F. Kempa

February 9, 2019

Ronald F. Kempa, 62, Savannah, Mo passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at a local hospital in St. Joseph, MO.  He was born April 14, 1956 in St. Joseph, MO to William & Mildred (Wright) Kempa. Ron was close to his family and work family at...

Dorothy P. Clark

February 5, 2019

Dorothy Pauline Clark, 93, St. Joseph, Mo passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at her home in St. Joseph, MO.  She was born May 22, 1925 to Burt & Barbara (Berry) Daniels. She married Jack Clark May 9, 1942 in St. Joseph, MO. and he precede...

Wanda F. Watson

February 3, 2019

Wanda Faye Watson, 83, Savannah, Mo passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Smithville Living Center in Smithville, MO.  She was born October 25, 1935 in Rockwood, TN to Jacob & Odray (Newman) Shultz. She was a member of First Baptist Church...

Carolyn J. Garver

January 30, 2019

Carolyn June Garver, of St. Joseph, MO passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 30, at the age of 88. Carolyn was born June 16, 1930 in St. Joseph, MO. to W. Lee & Ada (Sontheimer) Dailey.  Her mother passed away at a young age and her step...

Carolyn J. Garver

January 30, 2019

Carolyn June Garver, of St. Joseph, MO passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 30, at the age of 88. Carolyn was born June 16, 1930 in St. Joseph, MO. to W. Lee & Ada (Sontheimer) Dailey.  Her mother passed away at a young age and her step...

Joseph W. Bower

January 19, 2019

Joseph W. Bower Jr, 45, St. Joseph, MO, lost his three-year battle with cancer on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his home in St. Joseph. He was born May 21, 1973 in Fort Worth, TX, to Joseph Sr. & Cecelia (Wyatt) Bower.  He married Mindy Lou Camp...

Eugene A. Pegler

January 6, 2019

Eugene A. Pegler Sr, 73, Savannah, MO, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at KU Medical Hospital in Kansas City, KS. He was born March 22, 1945 in Omaha, NE to Harold & Alice (Smith) Pegler. He married Sabra McCall in Lincoln, NE on April 24, 19...

Deanna M. Funderburg

December 20, 2018

Deanna (Dede) Mae Funderburg of Savannah MO, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at her home in Savannah.   Deanna was born in Alta, Iowa on August 10, 1940 to Glen and Peggy “Ida Belle” (Cripe) Frear. Deanna married Donald “Don” Leon F...

Gregg VanSchoiack

December 18, 2018


Veteran
Gregg VanSchoiack, 91, Savannah, MO, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Savannah, MO.  He was born March 1, 1927 in Helena, MO to Harold & Hildred (Veach) VanSchoiack. He married Ruth Anna Wildhagen December 1, ...

Darlene Christian

December 15, 2018

Darlene Christian, 74, Savannah, MO, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at a local hospital in St. Joseph, MO.  She was born December 22, 1943 to Fred & Genevieve (May) Cronk. She married George Christian on August 27, 1961 in Maryville, M...

Nina G. Jones

December 8, 2018

Nina Gail Jones, 47, of Savannah, MO passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec 8, 2018, at a local hospital in St. Joseph, MO. Nina was born in St. Joseph, MO on January 8, 1971 to Greg & Marjorie (McGuire) James.  She married Steven Jones in Savan...

Harold L. Nold

December 6, 2018

Harold Leon Nold, 87, was born in St. Joseph, MO on July 5, 1931 to Raymond Nold and Mildred Stout Nold and passed away at home on December 6. 2018 after a brief illness. Harold resided his entire life in rural Andrew County. On September 16, 1950 he...

Olyve J. Huffman

December 5, 2018

Olyve Joann Huffman, 87, of Helena went to be with her Savior on Wednesday morning, December 5th at King City Manor in King City, Missouri.  Joann was born on April 3, 1931 in St. Joseph Missouri to Nelson C. Zimmerman and Irene Hitzelberger Zimmerm...

Ruth M. Elifrits

November 29, 2018

Ruth M. Elifrits, 96, of Savannah, MO passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018, at LaVerna Village in Savannah, MO. Ruth was born February 28, 1922 in Savannah, MO, to Earl & Tillie (Imus) Harris.   Ruth worked at Nellie Don Dress Factory for ...

Ronald W. Puett

November 28, 2018


Veteran
Ronald William Puett, 67, of St. Joseph, MO passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, in Fairfield, IA surrounded by friends. Ron was born August 24, 1951 in St. Joseph, MO, the oldest of 7 children. His parents were Robert William Puett and Betty (R...

Kenneth W. Cooper

November 25, 2018

Kenneth Wesley Cooper, 72, Rea, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his home in Rea, MO.  He was born on October 15, 1946 in Grand Rapids MI to Royal & Ruth (Joslyn) Cooper. He married Debra Jean Kavalar on March 29, 1991 and she survives o...

Lorene E. Townsend

November 10, 2018

Lorene Eleanor Townsend, 90, Savannah, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Savannah, MO.  She was born on June 20, 1928 in St. Joseph, MO. She married Robert Townsend on November 10, 1961 and Saturday she joined him...

Jonelle Wilson

November 9, 2018

Jonelle Wilson, 93, Savannah, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at a local hospital in St. Joseph, MO.  She was born on June 15, 1925 in St. Joseph, MO. to Franklin & Mary (Tackett) Yarger. She married Dale Wilson in Savannah, MO on September...

Karin J. Taylor

November 5, 2018

Karin Jeanette Taylor, 45, Savannah, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 at her home in Savannah, MO.  She was born on January 5, 1973 in Lynchburg, VA. to William R. Heldenbrand and Patricia Whiteaker Heldenbrand. Karin loved her children, fami...

Jeanne M. Hewitt

October 27, 2018

Jeanne Marie (Douglas) Hewitt, 80, Marietta, GA, and formerly of Savannah, MO passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018.  She was born on October 27, 1938 in Omaha, NE, to Everett Douglas. & Adeline (Gabriel) Douglas. Jeanne graduated Central High ...

David D. Wainright

October 22, 2018

David DeLon Wainright, 72, St. Joseph, MO, passed away at local hospital in St. Joseph on October 22, 2018. Survivors include his longtime companion, Mildred Cooper of St. Joseph; daughter, Tammy Wainright of Germany; half-brother, Wally Wainright...

David L. Cox III

October 18, 2018

David L. Cox III, 65, Savannah, MO. passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 at his home in Savannah.  He was born March 14, 1953 in Tucson, AZ, to David L. Jr. & Evelyn Sue (Johnson) Cox. He married Tobi Nelsen in St. Joseph, MO on July 10, 1976 ...

William R. Allen

October 15, 2018

William R. Allen, 89, St. Joseph, MO, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at KU Medical Center October 15, 2018. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Doris Allen; sons, Bill Allen and Steven (Sherry Miller) Allen; daughter, Jean (Bob) M...

William R. Allen

October 15, 2018

William R. Allen, 89, St. Joseph, MO, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at KU Medical Center October 15, 2018. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Doris Allen; sons, Bill Allen and Steven (Sherry Miller) Allen; daughter, Jean (Bob) M...

Sierra N. Church

October 12, 2018

Sierra Nicole Church “Sis”, 21, Savannah, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at KU Med Center in Kansas City, KS.  She was born on August 1, 1997 in St. Joseph, MO to Terry Church and Cyndi Way. Sierra enjoyed all kinds of music and dancin...

Jimmie D. Wells

October 9, 2018

Jimmie Dale (Jim, JD) Wells, 88, Savannah, MO passed way Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at his home in Savannah, MO.  He was born September 26, 1930 to Mannie and Edna (Lance) in Great Bend, KS. He married Dona Lee Graves in Savannah on August 18, 1956 an...

Maxine Bomar

September 30, 2018

Maxine Bomar, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at her home in St. Joseph.  She was born September 22, 1931 to James and Nellie (Bricker) Laughlin. She married Gilbert Bomar in St. Joseph, MO. on October 28, 1960 and he...

Brooke S. Hickman

September 29, 2018

Brooke Stayton Hickman, 69, died and went to meet his maker on September 29, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born May 21, 1949, to Howard Stayton and Elizabeth (Heckel) Hickman in Saint Joseph. Missouri. Brooke married Pamel...

Kevin R. Sticken

September 20, 2018

Kevin R. Sticken, 57, of Helena, passed peacefully on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. He was born in St. Joseph on November 16, 1960 to Robert J. Jr. & Barbara (Keiffer) Sticken, they preceded him in death. ...

Donald McPherson

September 20, 2018

Donald McPherson, 62, Savannah, MO passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at home after a long battle with cancer.   He was a loving father to Donald Henderson and Misty (Jason) Larison. Survivors include his children; brother and sisters, ...

Waverly Hope Justine Henggeler

September 16, 2018

Waverly Hope Justine Henggeler, infant, of Savannah, passed peacefully in her parents arms on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. She was born July 28, 2018 to Derrick & Justine (Easter) Henggeler in St. Joseph, MO. ...

Charlie R. Conger

August 28, 2018


Veteran
Charlie R. Conger, Jr., 95, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Cameron Veteran’s Home in Cameron, MO.  He was born January 28, 1923 to Charles & and Hazel (Walker) Conger. Charlie was a veteran of the Army and Airforce....

Paul Menard

August 17, 2018

Paul Menard, 90, of Savannah, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 at Cameron Regional Hospital.  He was born March 9, 1928 to Paul H. & Genevieve (Fortin) Menard in Woodbury County, Iowa. He married Gertrude Oliver on June 26, 1954 in St. Joseph...

Donnelle D. Hutson

August 12, 2018

Donnelle (Dunn) Hutson 82, Bolckow, MO passed way Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Abby Woods in St. Joseph.  She was born March 6, 1936 to Fred R. & Ruby A. Dunn (Goff) in Bolckow, Mo. Donnelle was a graduate of Bolckow High School.  She married Don...

Troy E. Nickels

August 10, 2018

Troy Eugene Nickels, 55, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Savannah after a battle with cancer.   Troy was born November 21, 1962 in St. Joseph, MO to Robert & Carrol (Gall) Nickels.   Troy was a very gifte...

Steven L. Morey

July 30, 2018

Steven L. Morey, 71, Savannah, went to be with the Lord, July 30, 2018 surrounded by family at KU Med Center, Kansas City, KS.  He was born in St. Joseph, MO on June 2, 1947 to George & Genevieve (Cook) Morey. He married Connie Kline in St. Jose...

Julia Meeks

July 28, 2018

Julia (Richey) Meeks passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018.  She was born October 9, 1972. She was the daughter of Marti and the Late Jim Richey.  She was the mother of Brittney (Kyle), Alyssa, Sarah, Elijah and Nathan. She was the sister of Beth (Je...

Timothy A. Landess

July 27, 2018

Timothy Aaron Landess, 53, Fillmore, MO. passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at his home in Fillmore, MO.  He was born November 30, 1964 in St. Joseph, MO. to Ronnie & Sondra (Eden) Landess. He married Lisa Atkins in Maryville, MO on September 12,...

Jay L. Grishow

July 27, 2018

Jay Lynn Grishow, 52, Savannah, MO. passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at his home in Savannah.  He was born July 22, 1966 in Fairfax, MO, to Johnny & Betty (Noland) Grishow. Jay enjoyed woodworking and was a wonderful woods craftsman.  He a...

Shari A Dover

July 26, 2018

Shari Ann Dover, 58, Savannah, MO passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at her home in Savannah.  She was born in St. Louis, MO. to Jerry & Shirley (Struckel) Watts. She married Tommy Dover in Creve Coeur, MO on May 31, 1980 and he preceded her in...

G. Kenneth Rodewald

July 23, 2018


Veteran
G. Kenneth Rodewald, 95, Savannah, MO. passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at LaVerna Village in Savannah.  He was born December 21, 1922 in Rulo, Nebraska to George W. & Viola (Shepard) Rodewald. He married Doris Elizabeth Kowitz in Troy, KS on M...

Wendell Hershaw

July 13, 2018

Wendell Hershaw, 91, passed away July 13, 2018 surrounded by family at LaVerna Village, Savannah, MO.  He had resided in Stewartsville, MO from 1967 to 2008, then moved to Steelville, MO. He had recently moved from Steelville, MO to LaVerna Village ...

Vernon W. Daniels

July 4, 2018

Vernon Wayne Daniels, 83, St. Joseph, MO passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at a local health care facility in St. Joseph, MO.  He was born on January 10, 1935 to Harrison & Naomi (Wallace) Daniels. He married Mary Steele on January 10, 1955 in...

Teddy E. Kepner

June 21, 2018

Teddy Eugene Kepner, 53 of St Joseph, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care.  Teddy was born in St. Joseph on June 30, 1964 to the late Bill Kepner and Edna Sutton. Teddy graduated from Lafayette High School in 1982...

Alice M. Wyant

June 15, 2018

Alice M. Wyant, 94, St. Joseph, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 a local hospital in St. Joseph, MO.  She was born on April 30, 1924 in Hancock, Iowa. Alice worked 34 years and five months at Meads and volunteered 15 years delivering Meals on Wh...

Garnett M. Hughes

June 14, 2018

Garnett M. (Hoover) Hughes, 100, Savannah, Missouri passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at a local hospital. Garnett was born on November 2, 1917 to Clifford & Lula Mae (Biggs) Hoover in Rosendale, Missouri. She had one brother Hobert. Garnett’...

Ginger L. Brewer

June 13, 2018

In loving memory of Ginger Lynn Brewer, 62, Higginsville, Missouri who passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Higginsville Rehabilitation Center in Higginsville, MO. Ginger was born on August 18, 1955 to Walter (Roy) & Shirley J. Brewer in St. J...

Donald S. Worley

June 5, 2018

Donald Sean “Don” Worley, 48, formally of Savannah, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The Celebration of Life will be held at the Breit & Hawkins Funeral Home in Savannah, Missouri.  Visitation is planned Thursday...

Kathryn L. Raines

June 3, 2018

Kathryn Lucille Raines, 81, Savannah, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2018 at a local health care facility in St. Joseph.  She was born on May 3, 1937 in Forest City to Andrew & Lucille (Scott) Dryden. She married Billie Lee Raines on March 30, 195...

Margie Reital

June 3, 2018

Margie Reital, 73, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at McLarney Manor in Brookfield, MO. She was born on September 4, 1944 in St. Joseph to George & Helen (Nichols) Hess. She married Robert Reital Sr. in St. Joseph on April 15, 196...

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