Ruby M. Wilson
CAMERON, Mo., -- Ruby Myrl Wilson, 71, Cameron, formerly of Bethany, Mo., died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at a health-care center in Cameron.
Mrs. Wilson had been employed as a nurse's aide for Crestview Home Inc. in Bethany until retiring.
Born in King City, Mo., on Dec. 23, 1927, she had lived in the Bethany area for several years.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bethany.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren H. Wilson; her parents, Charley and Leota Kariker; and two sisters: Helen Adcock and Colleen Stitt.
Surviving: two brothers, Charles J. Kariker, Albany, Mo., and Dale Kariker, Maysville, Mo.; and four sisters, Myrtle Scott, Aurora, Ill., Maxine Fransworth, Springfield, Mo., Yvonne Pryor, Deland, Fla., and Viola Litton, Byers, Colo.
The body has been cremated. There will be a private family inurnment at a later date. Arrangements were by the Bethany Memorial Chapel in Bethany.
Frances R. Jones
ATCHISON, Kan. -- Frances R. (Lethbridge) Jones, 91, Atchison, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at the Atchison hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Jones had worked for the owner and president, Harry Muchnic of the Locomotive Finishing Material Co. (LFM) in Atchison for many years. Before World War II, she relocated to Washington, D.C., where she was employed by the Department of the Navy and then a legal firm.
Born in Atchison on Nov. 19, 1907, she was a graduate of Mount St. Scholastica Academy in Atchison.
Mrs. Jones was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Atchison, where she was active in the Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella; and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She and her husband, Cyrus, were awarded the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict by Benedictine College in Atchison for their support.
On May 21, 1955, she married Cyrus R. Jones in Washington, D.C. They made their home in that area until retiring and moving to Atchison in 1978. He died in May of 1999.
Mrs. Jones also was preceded in death by her parents, Walter M. and Anna Lethbridge.
Surviving: many cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial: noon today, St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Atchison. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Atchison. Parish rosary: 11 a.m. today, at the church, where family visitation will follow. Arrangements: Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorials may be made to St. Benedict's Catholic Church or the Atchison Catholic Elementary School in care of the funeral home.
Richard L. Perkins
NORTH NEWTON, Kan. -- Richard L. Perkins, 68, North Newton, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Perkins was employed by Graber's Nursery in Newton, Kan. He also had owned the House of Glass in Newton until 1971 and worked for the Hesston, Kan., Corp. in quality control until 1992.
Born in Newton on Sept. 12, 1930, he served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War.
He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School office assistant; V-8 Bowling League and Elks Lodge No. 706, all of Newton.
On July 22, 1951, he married Kathleen Koerner in Newton. She survives of the home.
Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his parents, G.G. and Mabel A.
Additional survivors: a son, Richleigh, Plano, Texas; a daughter, Kathlea Roberts, St. Joseph; a brother, Dale, Newton; and five grandchildren.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, First United Presbyterian Church, Newton. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery, Newton. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton. Memorials may be made to the CASA of Harvey County, Kan., or First United Presbyterian Church in care of the funeral home.
Mildred A. Wharton
KANSAS CITY -- Mildred A. (Dooley) Wharton, 85, Kansas City, formerly of Stanberry, Mo., died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at a health-care center in Kansas City.
Mrs. Wharton had been a second grade teacher at the Stanberry R-II School until retiring.
Born in Wilcox, Mo., on Aug. 4, 1913, she had lived in Stanberry before becoming a resident of a Kansas City health-care center.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, where she was active in United Methodist Women; and Fidelis Study Club, all of Stanberry.
On Feb. 29, 1936, she married Lester D. Wharton in Maryville, Mo. He died in 1992.
Mrs. Wharton also was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Kathrine Dooley and a brother, John Dooley.
Surviving: a daughter, Virginia Wharton, Kansas City.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Stanberry. Burial: High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight, at the Johnson Funeral Home, Stanberry.
KANSAS CITY -- Henry "Hank'' Wilson, 75, Kansas City, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at the North Kansas City, Mo., hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Wilson had been employed by Trans World Airlines in Kansas City for 30 years until retiring as an inspector. During World War II, he served in the Air Force from 1944 to 1946.
In his earlier years, he was a captain on the Gladstone, Mo., Volunteer Fire Department; co-cordinator of the Junior Fireman Program; special deputy of the Clay County, Mo., Sheriff's Department; and a volunteer for Boy Scout Troop No. 417.
Born in Hoisington, Kan., on Sept. 21, 1923, he was a graduate of the high school there and attended Kansas State University at Manhattan, Kan.
Mr. Wilson was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Gladstone; Machinists Union Local No. 1650; TWA No. 1650 Retirees Club; TWA Heart of America Chapter; TWA Lakers; Disabled American Veterans; Eighth Air Force Historical Society; Y-Doubles and Shepherd Center of the Northland.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy L.; his parents, William and Cora; a sister, Jeree Wilson; and a brother, William.
Surviving: his wife, the former Nadine Wagenblast of the home; two sons, Craig W. Wilson, Breckenridge, Mo., and Kenneth Holferty, Liberty; a daughter, Jodeane Brown, Raymore, Mo.; a sister, Virginia Wilson, Gladstone; and five grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Church of the Good Shepherd, Gladstone. Burial: White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone. Family visitation: 6:30 to 9 tonight, at the McGilley Antioch Chapel, Kansas City, and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111.
Harvey F. Schottel
Harvey F. Schottel, 74, St. Joseph, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Schottel worked as a meat packer for Armour and Co. in St. Joseph for 41 years until retiring in 1983. He also had farmed in Union Star, Mo., from 1953 to 1984, and also worked at Montgomery Ward and Co. in St. Joseph.
Born in Cosby, Mo., on Dec. 25, 1924, he attended the Bethel School in Cosby. During World War II, he served in the Army.
Mr. Schottel was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Cosby; Meat Packers Union Local No. 58 and Union Star Lions Club. He was one of the organizers and a coach for the Platte Summer Valley Baseball League; and had served on the Union Star School Board for nine years.
He was married to Madeline Fansher. They later divorced. Then on Oct. 11, 1983, he married Nora W. Estes in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. Schottel was preceded in death by his parents, Walter C. and Mary E.; and a sister, Leona Brown.
Additional survivors: three sons, Frank, Utica, Mo., Arthur L., Washington, Kan., and Phillip, Kearney, Mo.; two daughters, Eva Schottel, Union Star, and Linda Schottel, Maryville, Mo.; a stepson, Frank Jahnke, St. Joseph; a brother, Wilbur, Clarksdale, Mo.; two sisters, Agnes Dyche, St. Joseph, and Esther R. Salomons, Cosby; six grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 9 a.m. Sunday, at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Alice E. Seamons
COWGILL, Mo. -- Alice E. (Hardman) Seamons, 91, Cowgill, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at her residence.
Born Feb. 17, 1908, in Freedom, Wyo., Mrs. Seamons a homemaker, moved from Richmond, Mo., to Cowgill two years ago.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Excelsior Springs, Mo.
On Aug. 4, 1938, she married June Seamons in Utah. He died in April of 1999.
Mrs. Seamons also was preceded in death by her parents, William O. and Elizabeth J. Hardman; five brothers; and a sister.
Surviving: a son, Cheston, Cowgill; three daughters, LaWana Gaylord and Miney Bell, both of Cowgill, and Julene Morrison, Salt Lake City; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Excelsior Springs. Burial: Wednesday, July 21, Hyde Park, Utah, Cemetery. Family visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the church. Arrangements: Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo. Memorials may be made to the LDS Missionary Fund in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.
Raymond L. Stillman
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Raymond L. "Rick" Stillman, 50, Louisville, formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at a health-care center in Louisville.
Mr. Stillman had formerly been employed as a truck driver by the Louisville Chemical Co. During the Vietnam War, he served in the Army.
Born in Highland, Kan., on April 1, 1949, he was a graduate of the Elwood, Kan., high school and attended St. Joseph Junior College for a year.
Mr. Stillman was a member of the Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond E. and Eva J.
Surviving: his wife, Maria of the home; two daughters, Luva and Beverly Stillman, both of Louisville; five sons, Richard, Romelio and Elree, all of Louisville, and Lamont and Lamar, both of St. Joseph; three brothers, Gene A., Nashville, Tenn., Henry E., Moberly, Mo., and Brian, St. Joseph; two sisters, Sandra K. Warner and Donna F. Barber, both of St. Joseph; and two grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville. Burial: Green Meadows Memorial Cemetery, Louisville. Family visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the church. Arrangements: G.C. Williams Funeral Home, Louisville.
Homer Williams Jr.
AGENCY, Mo. -- Homer Williams Jr., 66, Agency, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Williams had farmed near Agency. He also had worked for the Hy-Klas Dairy in St. Joseph and later was plant manager for E & M Ready Mix in Gower, Mo. Then he was the founding plant manager for Royal Crown Ready Mix in Trimble, Mo., until retiring in 1995 due to ill health.
Born in Maryville, Mo., on Aug. 21, 1932, he was reared in Northwest Missouri. He was a graduate of Gower High School and attended Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville.
Mr. Williams was a member of the Grace Evangelical Church, St. Joseph; and a former member of the Frazier, Mo., Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He had been a volunteer for the Old Thrasher's Reunion with the trolley's in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, as a conductor and motorman.
On Aug. 31, 1951, he married Marjorie Middleton. They made their home near Agency. She survives of the home.
Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his father, Homer.
Additional survivors: three sons, Keith, Gower, and Joe and John, both of St. Joseph; two daughters, Jean Martin, Perry, Kan., and Susan Haskins, Holly Springs, N.C.; his mother, Helen Williams, Gower; a brother, Dick, Parkville, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; and foster children and grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower. Burial: Frazier Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Kendallwood Hospice or Grace Evangelical Church, both of St. Joseph.
William A. Winingear
William A. Winingear, 84, St. Joseph, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Winingear was employed by the Burlington Railroad as a heavy machine operator for 35 years until retiring in 1979.
Born near Fulton, Mo., on Oct. 19, 1914, he lived in Fulton during his youth and Oregon, Mo., for several years. He had been a resident of St. Joseph for 25 years.
Mr. Winingear was a member of the Christian faith, and was formerly active in Freemasonry and the Scottish Rite Bodies.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Winingear, in 1979; his parents, James Sr. and Eva; four brothers, George, Paul, James and Charlie W.; and two sisters, Eunice Auchball and Ann Winingear.
Surviving: a sister, Bertha Grothaus, Fulton; and Opal Heater, St. Joseph, who had cared for him in her home.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Oregon Cemetery. Family visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
Fred W. Judd
Fred W. Judd, 76, St. Joseph, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Judd had worked at Swift & Co. and Goetz Brewery, but retired as a carpenter. He also served in the Army during World War II.
Born March 3, 1923, in Rover, Mo., he lived in St. Joseph since 1948.
Mr. Judd was a member of the Christian faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and four sisters.
Surviving: Helen Decker, St. Joseph, who cared for him; two sons, Fred Jr., Lewis & Clark Village, Mo., and David, Kansas City; a daughter, Carolyn White, Pensacola, Fla.; a sister, Bessie, Mount View, Mo.; and six grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Bethel Cemetery, DeKalb, Mo. Family visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today and Monday at the funeral home.
Marjorie (Deckard) Judd, 94, St. Joseph, formerly of Wathena, Kan., died Friday, July 9, 1999, at a St. Joseph health-care center.
Mrs. Judd worked as an operator for the United Telephone Co., retiring in 1961.
Born May 25, 1905, in Wathena, she spent most of her life in Wathena.
Mrs. Judd was a member of Wathena First Baptist Church and Trinity Class, church choir and Marantha Class, all of the church.
On June 6, 1923, she married Elmer Judd in Wathena. He died in 1963.
Mrs. Judd also was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph H. and Marry E. Deckard; four brothers, Ray, Roy, Warren and Lloyd Deckard; and three sisters, Frances Russell, Margaret Deckard and Pearl Rhodes.
Surviving: a sister, Eva Anderson, St. Joseph.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday, Wathena First Baptist Church. Burial: Bellemont Cemetery, Wathena. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today, Harmon Rohde Funeral Home, Wathena. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wathena First Baptist Church.