Wayne W. Withers
STELLA, Neb. Wayne W. Withers, 80, Stella, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at the Falls City, Neb., hospital.
Mr. Withers had farmed with his father, John; and a brother prior to entering the military. After he returned home, he farmed in the Stella area until retiring.
Born in Liberty, Neb., on Feb. 27, 1919, he moved with his parents to the Stella area and was graduated from the Stella high school. He served in the Navy from 1941 to 1945.
Mr. Withers was a member of the Harvey Mann American Legion Post No. 269 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9597, both of Humboldt, Neb.
On Jan. 31, 1948, he married Luella Harms in Humboldt. They made their home on a farm near Stella and moved into Stella in 1984 after retiring. She survives of the home.
Mr. Withers was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna; and two brothers and a sister.
Additional survivors: a son, Roger, Stella; and two grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday, Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City. Burial: Stella Cemetery, with military rites by members of the Harvey Mann American Legion Post No. 269 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9597, both of Humboldt.
Lois M. Jennings
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- Lois M. (Walter) Jennings, 78, Chillicothe, died Friday, May 14, 1999, at a Columbia, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Jennings was a cook at Dewey School, Chillicothe, for many years.
She was born Dec. 16, 1920, in rural Brookfield, Mo.
Mrs. Jennings was a member of the Park Baptist Church, Brookfield, and had attended the First Baptist Church, Chillicothe. She also was active in the Widowed Persons local group.
On July 20, 1939, she married Oren B. Jennings in Linneus, Mo. He died in 1993.
Mrs. Jennings also was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie and Vera Walter; a sister; and a brother.
Surviving: a son, Wes, Alpharetta, Ga.; two daughters, Barbara Brown, Kansas City, and Beverly Branaum, Columbia; and six grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Chillicothe. Burial: Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight. Friends also may call from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society Rely for Life, Columbia, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- Betty (Williams) Rolston, 73, Platte City, formerly of Camden Point, Mo., died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Rolston worked as a bookkeeper for many years.
Born July 24, 1925, in St. Joseph, she was a graduate of Camden Point High School.
Mrs. Rolston was a member of the Linden Christian Church, Rock Port, Mo.
On April 21, 1946, she married Gerald F. Rolston. After their marriage, they lived in Alamogordo, N.M., and El Paso and Bellville, Texas, before moving near Platte City in 1989. He died in 1996.
Mrs. Rolston also was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Elizabeth Williams; and an aunt who raised her, Margaret Gaffney.
Surviving: two cousins, Mary L. Nauman and Jack Grable, both of Rock Port.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely, Mo. Visitation: after noon today, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Edgerton, Mo., where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Truman W. Sample
Truman Wallace Sample, 87, St. Joseph, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Sample retired after 25 years of service from Armour & Co., St. Joseph. He also was a farmer and served as a military policeman in the Army during World War II.
Born Oct. 7, 1911, in Amity, Mo., he lived in Stewartsville, Mo., before moving to St. Joseph.
Mr. Sample was a member of Cornerstone Church of God, Gower, Mo.; and American Legion, Post No. 359.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Violet; his second wife, Fern; his third wife, Margaret; his fourth wife, Thelma; his parents, Omar and Phebie; two brothers, Donald and Freeman; a sister, Thelma Swearingin; and two grandchildren.
Surviving: three sons, The Rev. Larry, Gower, Truman E., King City, Mo., and Wayne, Stewartsville; a stepson, Bill Tyer, Kansas City; two daughters, Mercedes Holbert and Joan Springs, both of St. Joseph; two stepdaughters, Janette Dunlap, St. Joseph, and Marsha Porter, Easton, Mo.; three sisters, Pauline Deming, California, Opal Cornelius, Garden Grove, Calif., and Fern Martin, Hannibal, Mo.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Faith Valley Church of God, St. Joseph. Burial: Stewartsville Cemetery, Stewartsville. Family visitation: 6 to 8:30 tonight, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cornerstone Church of God Building Fund, Gower, or to the Safe Haven Church of God, Maryville, Mo.
Carl R. Spencer
FAUCETT, Mo. -- Carl Ray Spencer, 78, Faucett, died Saturday, May 16, 1999, at a Leavenworth, Kan., hospital.
Mr. Spencer farmed south of St. Joseph for most of his life. He also had farmed the Indian Hills Farm until retiring in 1988. Mr. Spencer served in the Army during World War II, and was awarded the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Commendation and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
Born Feb. 23, 1921, in Easton, Mo., he was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Gower High School, Gower, Mo.
Mr. Spencer was a member of DeKalb (Mo.) School Board; Buchanan County (Mo.) Extension Council; Buchanan County Farm Bureau; Production Credit for Northwest Missouri; and MacDonald-Dugger-Duncan-Petrie American Legion, Post No. 11.
On May 27, 1942, he married Marie Spencer. She survives of the home.
Mr. Spencer was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Flora; three sisters, Helen Fuehring, Ida M. Ragland and Ruth M. Spencer; and two brothers, G.W. and Wayne.
Additional survivors: a son, Lawrence, Dearborn, Mo.; two sisters, Elizabeth Bolen and Margie Wertz, both of St. Joseph; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Union Cemetery, DeKalb. Family visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Maxine B. Wyman
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- Maxine B. Wyman, 84, Prairie Village, died Thursday, May 13, 19999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mrs. Wyman worked as an accountant for Morrison and Hecker, Kansas City, for 20 years. She also lived in St. Joseph from 1932 to 1940, where she worked as a secretary for Marie Earl's Beauty Salon.
She was born Jan. 4, 1915, in Savannah, Mo.
Mrs. Wyman was an Episcopalian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis A. Wyman, in 1954.
Surviving: a daughter, Jan W. Lane, Prairie village; and a sister, Evelyn Atkins, Savannah.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. today, Forest Hill Chapel Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association or Children's Mercy Hospital. Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home, Kansas City.
Eva J. Anderson
ATCHISON, Kan. -- Eva Janela (Russell) Anderson, 82, Atchison, formerly of Weston, Mo., died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at a health-care center in Atchison.
Mrs. Anderson, who had been a homemaker, also had worked as a nurse for the West Platte Schools in Weston.
Born in Mosco, Mo., on Sept. 3, 1916, she had been a volunteer for the American Red Cross in Kansas City and a room mother at the Weston Elementary School.
On June 10, 1933, she married Jewell L. Anderson in Weston. He died in 1991.
Mrs. Anderson also was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth D.; her parents, James A. and Alice C. Russell; two brothers, Brice and Harrell Russell; and a sister, Mary M. Westpfhal.
Surviving: two sons, J. Jewell, Weston, and Davie L., Kingman, Kan.; two daughters, Alice Wendleton, Iatan, Mo., and Bonnie Faudere, Atchison; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Vaughn Funeral Home, Weston. Burial: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Weston. Family visitation: 6:30 to 8 tonight, at the funeral home.
Arlene B. Bauman
SABETHA, Kan. -- Arlene B. Bauman, 83, Sebetha, formerly of Bern, Kan., died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at a Sabetha hospital.
Miss Bauman taught in Bern and Sabetha elementary schools for 46 years before retiring. She also helped out at the Bauman Catering Service in Centralia, Kan.
Born Jan. 15, 1916, southwest of Bern, Kan., Miss Bauman was a graduate of Bern High School and earned a teachers certificate from Emporia Teacher's College at Emporia, Kan. She lived on her parent's farm southwest of Bern all of her life.
Miss Bauman attended the Apostolic Christian Church near Bern, and was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club in Sabetha, DHS Sewing Club in Bern and the Nemaha CountY (Kan.) Retired Teacher's Association. Miss Bauman was well known at the nursing homes of the area where she volunteered her help with patient activities and as "the cookie lady".
Miss Bauman was preceded in death by her parents, W.J. and Emma Bauman.
Surviving: two nieces, Betty Aberle, Sabetha, and Phyllis Chauza, Hiawatha, Kan.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church, Bern, Kan. Burial: Apostolic Christian Cemetery, near Bern, Kan. Family visitation: from 7 to 8 tonight at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca, Kan. Memorials may be made to Bern High School for the Arlene B. Bauman Scholarship Fund.
Alice E. Boon
TRENTON. Mo. -- Alice E. (Cravins) Cartmill Boon, 89, Trenton, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Boon, born in Lineville, Iowa, on Nov. 5, 1909, lived and farmed in the Forks of the River community until retiring and moving into Trenton in 1978. She was of the Baptist faith.
She married Lee N. Cartmill. Then on June 1, 1946, she married Robert Boon in Kansas City, Kan. He died in 1996.
Mrs. Boon also was preceded in death by a son, James Cartmill; a daughter, Myrtle Kramer; her parents, Grover C. and Lilly M. Cravins; two sisters, Goldie Cravins and Edith O'Dell; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Surviving: two daughters, Marilyn Ishmael, Kansas City, Kan., and Dorthy Gott, Livingston, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton. Burial: Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Trenton. Visitation: after 8 a.m. today, at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Edith K. Buxbaum
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Edith K. (Kaplan) Buxbaum, 98, Birmingham, formerly of St. Joseph, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at her home in Birmingham.
Mrs. Buxbaum was associated with her late husband, Bernard, in the operation of The Paris in St. Joseph. The former Paris was originally a hat shop and in later years a women's clothing store, which operated from 1930 to 1991. The couple retired in 1966.
Born in New York City on April 4, 1901, she came to St. Joseph in 1923 after her marriage. She resided in Sun City, Ariz., from 1975 until moving to Birmingham in 1996.
She was a member of Temple Adath Joseph, St. Joseph; Temple Beth Shalom, Sun City; the Sisterhoods of both temples; Hadassah; Kansas City chapter of Brandeis, a women's support group for Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.; American Women's ORT, Sun City; charter member of B'nai B'rith Women of St. Joseph; and founding member of the Bundles for Britain and Grey Ladies, of which she was on organizing committees during World War II. She had served on the boards for the former St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary, Community Chest and Y.W.C.A.
On Jan. 2, 1923, she married Bernard M. Buxbaum. He died in 1973.
Mrs. Buxbaum also was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel N. and Elizabeth P. Kaplan; and a sister, Dorothy Fainblatt.
Surviving: two daughters, Muriel Goldstein, Birmingham, and Janet Wolfson, Charleston, S.C.; a son, David, Rancho Mirage, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Service: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Entombment: Ashland Mausoleum, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Temple Adath Joseph, St. Joseph, or Hadassah, Birmingham.
Gene "Crazy Horse'' Callaway, 61, St. Joseph, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Callaway had been employed as a truck driver for various firms. He also had served in the Army.
Born in St. Joseph on July 4, 1937, he spent most of his life in St. Joseph. He moved to Rushville, Mo., and returned to St. Joseph in 1978.
He was a member of the Christian Church in Rushville.
On Oct. 21, 1971, he married Bonnie Key in Memphis, Tenn. She survives of the home.
Mr. Callaway was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Beatrice; and a sister, Peggy Moore.
Additional survivors: two sons, Kenny, Cummings, Kan., and John R., Springfield, Mo.; three daughters, Tammy Anderson, Overland Park, Kan., Brenda Eichelberger, Atchison, Kan., and Patty Maze, Cameron, Mo.; a brother, Jack, Atchison; a sister, Patsy Justus, St. Joseph; and eight grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Clark-Sampson Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville. Visitation: after 2 p.m. today, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to the Hands of Hope Hospice, 801 Faraon St., St. Joseph, MO 64501, or American Cancer Society, 3404 Ashland Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506.
Keith Crockett, 93, St. Joseph, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at a St. Joseph health-care center.
Mr. Crockett was employed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol as a communication officer until retiring. After his retirement, he did radio and television repairs.
Born in Weston, Mo., on Sept. 10, 1905, he was a resident of St. Joseph since 1956.
He was a graduate of the Weston high school, and was a member of the Church of God and American Radio Relay League.
Mr. Crockett was preceded in death by his parents, Ethelbert and Bertha D.; and four brothers, Orville H., Wilbur S., James R. and John.
Surviving: a brother, George, St. Joseph; and two sisters, Ina C. Baker and Norma L. Kerns, both of Leavenworth, Kan.
Private family graveside service and burial: at a later date, in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. There will be no visitation. Arrangements: Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph.