John D. Turney
OREGON, Mo. -- John D. Turney, 87, Oregon, formerly of Forest City, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at an Oregon health-care center.
Mr. Turney, a farmer, served with the Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. He was discharged at the rank of corporal.
Born April 19, 1911, in Forest City, he was a lifelong resident there. He was a graduate of the Forest City High School, and a member of the Forest City United Methodist Church.
Mr. Turney was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Mae; and a sister, Josephine Reynolds.
Surviving: a niece, Billie J. Ripley, Forest City; and several cousins.
Service: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon. Burial: Forest City Cemetery. Visitation: after noon today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Forest City Lion's Club.
Jean M. VanDyke
ATCHISON, Kan. -- Jean M. (Flynn) VanDyke, 73, Atchison, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at her home.
Born May 23, 1925, in Atchison, she was a graduate of the Mount St. Scholastica Academy, Atchison.
Mrs. VanDyke was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Atchison, and the Altar Society of the church. She also was a member of the Friends of the Atchison Library, Atchison Hospital Auxiliary and the Pineview Country Club, Atchison.
On Oct. 27, 1943, she married Barney VanDyke in Atchison, where he survives of the home.
Mrs. VanDyke was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Elizabeth Flynn.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Carolyn O'Neill, Overland Park, Kan.; two sons, Kevin, Atchison, and Michael, Topeka, Kan.; two brothers, Mick Flynn, Atchison, and Mark Flynn, Topeka; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Atchison. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Atchison. Family visitation: 6 to 8 tonight, Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home, Atchison, where a prayer service will be held at 7 tonight. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Atchison Hospice, Atchison Catholic elementary schools or the Atchison Public Library, in care of the funeral home, 208 N. Fifth St., Atchison, KS 66002.
Carl F. Wagner
ATCHISON, Kan. -- Carl F. Wagner, 100, Atchison, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at an Atchison hospital.
Mr. Wagner operated a dairy farm in the Forest Park area, west of Atchison, until 1935, when he moved to Mooney Creek, Kan. He farmed there until returning to Atchison in 1979, to make his home.
Born Feb. 12, 1898, in Atchison, he attended the Sacred Heart Catholic School, Atchison. For several years, he served on the school board for the Atchison No. 6 School.
Mr. Wagner was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council No. 723, both of Atchison. He was a former member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Mooney Creek, and the 4-H Club.
On June 18, 1930, he married Rose Enzbrenner in Good Intent, Kan. She died in 1990.
Mr. Wagner also was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary; a sister, Marie Hardison; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Surviving: two daughters, Dolores Wood, Atchison, and Mary Newell, Oskaloosa, Kan.; three sons, Wilbur, Easton, Kan., Melvin, Winchester, Kan., and Gerald, Panora, Iowa; a sister, Anna O'Brien, Atchison; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Atchison. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Atchison. A parish and Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited at 7 tonight, Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home, Atchison, with family visitation following until 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to Atchison Catholic elementary schools, in care of the funeral home, 208 N. Fifth St., Atchison, KS 66002.
Barbara J. Wilson
COLBY, Kan. -- Barbara Jean (Verbick) Wilson, 68, Colby, formerly of Ravenwood, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Wilson was a retired assembly line worker for an electric company.
She was born on Sept. 11, 1930, in Ravenwood.
Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Darl F. in 1980; and her parents Clinton H. and Florence Verbick.
Surviving: a son, Mike, Thornton, Colo.; a daughter, Lori, Colby; a brother, Clinton Verbick Jr., Grant City, Mo., a sister, Betty Price, Thornton; and two grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Mo., under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home, Colby. Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ravenwood. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home in Colby and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Maryville. Memorials may be made to Hospice Services of Thomas County and may be left at any bank in Colby, Kan., or in care of Harrison Funeral Home, Colby, Kan.
Wilbur F. Berryman
STEWARTSVILLE, Mo. --Wilbur F. Berryman, 68, Stewartsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospice.
Mr. Berryman, a truck driver, was employed at Crouch Brothers Trucking, St. Joseph, Missouri-Nebraska Express Trucking and the Suregro Fertilizer Co., Plattsburg, Mo. He also owned and operated his own truck.
Born Feb. 27, 1930, in Stewartsville, he was a longtime resident there. He was a graduate of the Barnard (Mo.) High School, and served with the Air Force during the Korean War.
Mr. Berryman was a member of the Christian faith and the Stewartsville American Legion Post.
On Sept. 16, 1955, he married Doris G. Weber in Maryville, Mo. She survives of the home.
Mr. Berryman was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Anna; and a sister, Evelyn Pickett.
Additional survivors: two sons, Keith W., Stewartsville, and Kevin L., St. Joseph; a brother, Glyndon, Plattsburg; a sister, Marie Campbell, St. Joseph; and two grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday, Bram-Summerfield Funeral Home, Stewartsville. Burial: Stewartsville Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hands of Hope Hospice's Hope House, St. Joseph, in care of the funeral home.
Charles W. Callison
Charles W. Callison, 85, St. Joseph, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Born Oct. 9, 1913, he resided most of his life in St. Joseph. He began his career as a printer with the former Combe Printing Co., St. Joseph, and then with the St. Joseph News-Press and Gazette for over 20 years, retiring in 1977.
Mr. Callison served as recording secretary with the Northwest Missouri Central Labor Council for 28 years; Community Services A.F.L.-C.I.O., from 1980 to 1991; Typographical Union Local No. 40, for over 40 years; and was an executive committee member of the Missouri State Labor Council for 25 years, retiring in 1980.
After many years of serving as recording secretary, he was honored by the Central Labor Council by naming their hall Callison Hall in 1982.
Mr. Callison also was a member of Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, A.F.&A.M., a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Moila Shrine Temple and the Masonic Hi Twelve Club No. 49, all of St. Joseph. He was an executive board member of the United Way of Greater St. Joseph, and was a member and served as past president of the Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 49, St. Joseph.
On Dec. 30, 1939, he married Lola M. Blake in St. Joseph, where she survives of the home.
Mr. Callison was preceded in death by his parents, Linville H. and Mary C.; and a brother, Robert.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Charla Moore, St. Joseph; three sisters, Harriett Wells, Fort Worth, Texas, Shirley Smith, Blanco, Texas, and Marion Kearnes, St. Joseph; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Dorothea G. Clizer
SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Dorothea Gayle (Caldwell) Clizer, 79, Springdale, formerly of Trenton, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at a Springdale hospital.
Born Jan. 12, 1919, in Sullivan County, Mo., she worked in real estate and lived in northwest Arkansas since 1974, moving there from Evansville, Ind.
Mrs. Clizer was a member of the Springdale United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Trenton, where she held office from 1937 to 1941. She also was a member of P.E.O. Chapters B.I.-AR and C.M.-AR, Friends of the Shiloh Museum, Friends of the Art Center of the Ozarks, Shiloh Settlers, Jolly Timers, Northwest Medical Center Auxiliary and the Builders Sunday school class.
Surviving: her husband, Norman R. Clizer, of the home; a son, James M., Springdale; a daughter, Cheryl Esarey, Greenville, N.C.; two sisters, Mary L. Lockee, Lincoln, Neb., and Billy J. Oren, Carrollton, Texas; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and a step great-grandchild.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Springdale. The body has been cremated. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Springdale United Methodist Church. Arrangements: Nelson's Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Ark.
LIBERTY, Mo. -- Pearl (Carver) Deweerdt, 92, Liberty, formerly of Lathrop, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at a Liberty health-care center.
Mrs. Deweerdt was a homemaker and a former member of the Brooking Booster Club.
Born Dec. 23, 1906, in Pleasanton, Kan., she lived in the east bottoms of Kansas City until moving to Lathrop in 1948.
On Jan. 3, 1924, she married Floyman Deweerdt. He died in 1966.
Mrs. Deweerdt also was preceded in death by a son, Leroy; her parents, Benjamin and Lottie Carver; three brothers, Charlie, Bill and Clarence; and a sister, Laura.
Surviving: a son, Albert, Lathrop; four brothers, Kenneth Carver, Holt, Mo., Leonard Carver, Gladstone, Mo., Donald Carver, Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Jerry Carver, Lawson, Mo.; three sisters, Barbara, state of Washington, Frances Carver, Lawson, and Margie McElwee, Lawrence, Kan.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop. Burial: Memory Gardens Cemetery, Cameron, Mo. Family visitation: 6:30 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
SMITHVILLE, Mo. -- Mildred (Williams) Fry, 92, Smithville, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at a Smithville health-care center.
Mrs. Fry taught school for 31 years in Clay County, Mo., with the last 18 years spent in North Kansas City, Mo., until her retirement in 1972. She received her degree in education from William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo.
Born Nov. 5, 1906, in Nashua, Mo., she was reared in Turney, Mo., and was a graduate of the Cameron (Mo.) High School. She attended the Missouri Weslyean College, Cameron, and was a graduate of Stephens College, Columbia, Mo.
Mrs. Fry was a member of the Delta Rho sorority and Phi Alpha Theta. She was a charter member of the Clay Area Retired Teachers and the Spelman Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She also was a member of the Roads Garden Club and First Christian Church, both of Smithville, and a former member of the Mount Olivet Christian Church, Smithville.
On June 20, 1926, she married Ralph T. Fry. After their marriage they lived in Smithville, Trenton and Brookfield, Mo., and Quincy, Ill., until returning to Smithville in 1935 to make their home. Her husband died in 1993.
Mrs. Fry also was preceded in death by her parents, Van and Elta E. Williams; and a sister, Hazel Sensintaffer.
Surviving: a daughter, Shirley L. Kinder, Smithville; and a grandchild.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church, Smithville. Burial: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smithville. Family visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to the church. Arrangements: Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower, Mo.
Helen E. Hatfield
FALLS CITY, Neb. -- Helen E. (James) Hatfield, 91, Falls City, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at a Falls City health-care center.
Born June 23, 1907, in Falls City, she was a graduate of Falls City High School and the Ward Belmont College, Nashville, Tenn. She also attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and lived in the Falls City and Atchison, Kan., areas all her life.
Mrs. Hatfield was a member of the BPO Does, American Legion Auxiliary No. 102, and the First Presbyterian Church, Falls City.
On Oct. 30, 1944, she married Cecil R. Hatfield in Holton, Kan. He died in 1986.
Mrs. Hatfield also was preceded in death by her parents, Emmet E. and Elizabeth James.
Surviving: a son, Jack Hayden, Las Vegas.
There will be no services or visitation for Mrs. Hatfield. The body has been cremated, and a private inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements: Clark Funeral Home, Falls City.
Charles W. Kelly
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- Charles Wayne Kelly, 74, Harrisonville, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at a Harrisonville health-care center.
Mr. Kelly was a sergeant in the plant protection division for the Bendix Corp., Kansas City, until his retirement in 1977. He served with the Army Air Force during World War II.
Born Oct. 14, 1924, in East Lynne, Mo., he was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Cass County Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 4409, both of Harrisonville.
Mr. Kelly also was a member of the Jewel Masonic Lodge No. 480, A.F.&A.M., Pleasant Hill, Mo., the Cass County Democratic Club, the Corvair Society of America and several other classic car clubs.
On May 26, 1945, he married Elsie N. Moore in Garden City, Mo. They lived in East Lynne before moving to Harrisonville in 1957, where she survives of the home.
Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin E. and Lottie O.; and a grandchild.
Additional survivors: a son, Jim, Lee's Summit, Mo.; two daughters, Nancy Leimkuhler, St. Joseph, and Sabra Rhodes, Coweta, Okla.; a sister, Amy L. Plunkett, Lebanon, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 2 p.m. today, Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial: Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Save the Children Foundation.
Lois E. Phillips
GRANT CITY, Mo. -- Lois Evon (Smith) Phillips, 78, Grant City, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at a Grant City health-care center.
Mrs. Phillips was a graduate of the Aladdin School of Cosmetology, Kansas City, and owned and operated the Modernette Beauty Shop, Grant City.
Born May 2, 1920, in Worth County, Mo., she was a member of the Grant City United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the church.
In January of 1960, she married Russell Phillips. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Phillips also was preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Audra Smith.
Surviving: a sister, Lela Rinehart, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Andrews Funeral Home, Grant City. Burial: Kirk Cemetery, Allendale, Mo. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation.