Fannie B. Schroff
BETHANY, Mo. -- Fannie B. (Swartz) Schroff, 88, Bethany, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at a Bethany hospital.
Born Dec. 19, 1910, in Harrison County, Mo., she was a homemaker and a member of the Bethany First Christian Church.
On Feb. 18, 1930, she married Wilber Schroff. He died in 1981.
Mrs. Schroff also was preceded in death by a son, Billy W.; and her parents, Charles and Mary Swartz.
Surviving: a daughter, Wilma Ross, Pattonsburg, Mo.; a sister, Josie Taylor, Bethany; and a brother, Wilbur Swartz, Bethany.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial: Miriam Cemetery, Bethany. Visitation: after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight. Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Rosa (Litson) Plummer Smith, 94, Savannah, formerly of St. Joseph, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at a Savannah health-care center.
Mrs. Smith, a homemaker, worked as a saleswoman at the Star Furniture Co., St. Joseph, for 23 years until its closing.
Born Sept. 30, 1904, in Lovell, Okla., she lived most of her life in St. Joseph until moving to Savannah in 1997.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her first husband, Wendell U. Plummer, in 1939; her second husband, William D. Smith; an infant daughter; and her parents, George W. and Anna L. Litson.
Surviving: three sons, Jerald L. Plummer, Savannah, Wayne U. Plummer, Edwardsville, Kan., and Charles Plummer, St. Joseph; two daughters, Wanda Shelton, St. Joseph, and Maxine VanKirk, Oregon, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Memorial contributions may be sent to the United Methodist Church in Forest City, Mo.
Frances M. Wilson
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Frances Margaret (Howe) Wilson, 81, Springfield, formerly of Trenton, Mo., died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at a Springfield health-care center.
Born Nov. 18, 1917, in Spickard, Mo., she was a homemaker and a member of the Trenton First Christian Church.
She married Raymond C. Wilson in Tindall, Mo. He died in 1987.
Mrs. Wilson also was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanne Anne; her parents, Mont and Blanche Howe; and two brothers, Herschel and Emerson Howe.
Surviving: two daughters, Hylah R. McCollum, Plano, Texas, and Joyce L. Wilson, Springfield; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton, under the direction of Ayre-Goodwin-Lee, a Heritage Funeral Home. Burial: Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Trenton. Memorial contributions may be sent to: The Alzheimer's Association, 2021 S. Waverly St., No. 100, Springfield, MO 65804.
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- Gene Wright, 80, Platte City, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at a hospital in North Kansas City, Mo., from injuries sustained in a fall from a ladder while he was painting his house.
Mr. Wright was a licensed funeral home director, and co-owned the Rollins Funeral Home in Platte City for 22 years. He also operated a grocery store in Platte City for 10 years, owned Gene Wright Real Estate in Platte City for 32 years and drove a school bus for the Platte City School District.
Born Nov. 13, 1918, in Liberal, Mo., he lived in Lamar and Weston, Mo., before moving to Platte City in 1946. He served with the Army during World War II.
Mr. Wright was a member of the Platte City First Christian Church, where he served as an elder and Sunday school superintendent for 18 years; Platte City Masonic Lodge No. 504, A.F. & A.M.; Moila Shrine Temple, St. Joseph; Weston Shrine Club; National Funeral Home Directors Association; Missouri Funeral Home Directors Association; Platte City Chamber of Commerce; and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.
On Jan. 25, 1942, he married Esther Turner in Weston. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors: a son, Bill, Platte City; a daughter, Eileen Edlin, Liberty, Mo.; a brother, Alva B., Excelsior Springs, Mo.; two sisters, Martha McGhay, Weston, and Helen McKinney, Fullerton, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Rollins Funeral Home, Platte City. Burial: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Weston. Family visitation: 6:30 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Platte City Christian Church Memorial Fund.
Cecelia C. Burg
ATCHISON, Kan. -- Cecelia C. Burg, 88, Atchison, formerly of Effingham, Kan., died Friday, July 16, 1999, at an Atchison health-care center.
Miss Burg had worked at Candreia Cafe and had been a housekeeper and assistant to the elderly in Effingham.
Born Dec. 18, 1910, in Effingham, she attended St. Ann's School, Effingham.
Miss Burg was a member of St. Ann's Church and St. Ann's Altar Society, of the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Caroline; and 15 brothers and sisters.
Surviving: several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Ann's Catholic Church, Effingham. Burial: St. Ann's Church Cemetery, Effingham. A parish rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday, O'Trimble Funeral Home, Effingham, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Juanita M. Giseburt
Juanita M. (Davis) Giseburt, 90, St. Joseph, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mrs. Giseburt was a homemaker. Born Dec. 20, 1908, in Bethany, Mo., she lived most of her life in St. Joseph.
Mrs. Giseburt was a member of the former Church of the Lamb of God and Hosanna Tabernacle, both of St. Joseph.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil, in 1985; a daughter, Virgie; six sons, Bobbie, Fenton, Paul, Michael, Richard and David; a stepson, Jack; and two sisters, Pauline Savlin and Wanda Griffith.
Surviving: a son, Nathaniel, St. Joseph; a daughter, Barbara Embrey, St. Joseph; eight grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Doris E. Hobbs
Doris E. (Phillips) Hobbs, 76, St. Joseph, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Hobbs worked at the former Swift & Co., for 28 years and retired from Sherwood Medical after 12 years of service.
Born March 22, 1923, in Omaha, Neb., she grew up in Elwood, Kan.
Mrs. Hobbs was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, in 1987; a son, Danny L.; her parents, the Rev. Walter and Flossie Phillips; and four sisters, Lola Bales, Rita Slagle, Effiestaline Phillips and Bernice Craig.
Surviving: three daughters, Kenetta Slavin, Eudora, Kan., Shirley Simmons, Wathena, Kan., and Vickie Gray, St. Joseph; two brothers, the Rev. Walter Phillips, Grants Pass, Ore., and Norman Phillips, Banning, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rupp funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight and Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to Hands of Hope Hospice House, St. Joseph.
Linda K. Melting
HORTON, Kan. -- Linda Kay "Skeesh-Co-Quah" (Spoone) Melting Tallow, 53, Horton, formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at a Horton hospital.
Mrs. Melting Tallow was the former secretary of the Kickapoo Tribal Office.
She was born Jan. 22, 1946, in Horton. Mrs. Melting Tallow was a member of the Kickapoo Tribe and Kennekuk Church on the Kickapoo Reservation west of Horton.
In 1961, she married Thomas Ramirez in Horton. They were later divorced. She then married Frank Melting Tallow in Kansas City. He died in 1984.
Mrs. Melting Tallow also was preceded in death by a son, Merlin Ramirez; her parents, Fred and Minerva Spoone; a sister, Winifred Dooley; and a brother, Ron G. Spoone.
Surviving: a son, Reuben Ramirez, Horton; two daughters, Rita Ramirez and Angie Whitebird, both of Horton; a brother, Kirby Duncan, Kansas City, Kan.; four sisters, Vera Finch and Rhoda Cadue, both of Horton, Sadie Spoone, Neopit, Wis., and Sandra Griffey, Topeka, Kan.; and 17 grandchildren.
Kennekuk Church Service: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Kickapoo Community Building on the Kickapoo Reservation. Burial: Tuesday, Kennekuk Indian Cemetery, Kickapoo Reservation. Visitation: anytime Sunday and Monday at Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton.
Ralph O. Rowland
BRANSON, Mo. -- Ralph Owen Rowland, 70, Branson and Puntagoda, Fla., formerly of Mound City, Mo., died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at a Springfield, Mo., hospital.
Mr. Rowland farmed with August Young Farms, Mound City, during high school. In 1950, he began working with United Telephone Co., Mound City and Fairfax, Mo. In 1963, he moved to Maryville, Mo., where he worked as a cable splicer. He moved to Harrisonville, Mo., in 1971, where he worked as plant supervisor. In 1978, he moved to Rolla, Mo., to be project engineer, retiring in the early 1990s. He also served in the Army during the Korean War.
Born June 5, 1929, in Mound City, he graduate from Mound City High School.
Mr. Rowland was a member of Mound City First Christian Church and Masonic Lodge, Fairfax.
In October 1950, he married Betty Burger in Mound City. She survives of the home.
Mr. Rowland was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Jane; and an infant brother, Robert.
Surviving: a daughter, Mary J. Butcher, Rogers, Ark.; two sons, Glen and Jerry, both of Lebanon, Mo.; a brother, Glen D., Stanford, Mont.; three sisters, Colene Green, Cleghorn, Iowa, Margaret A. Morgan, Emerson, Iowa, and Lois J. Siekmann, Mound City; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday Pettijohn & Crawford Funeral Home, Mound City. Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Mound City. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight.
Allen W. Stockett
Allen W. Stockett, 83, St. Joseph, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at a St. Joseph health-care facility.
Mr. Stockett worked as a cowboy, raising cattle and breaking horses.
Born Nov. 11, 1915, in Brighton, Colo., he formerly resided in Bellflower, Mo., and spent the last 30 years of his life in St. Joseph.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin M. and Ella G.; two brothers, Loyd and Stewart J.; and a sister, Ava Smith.
Surviving: several nieces and nephews.
The body has been cremated under the direction of Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. A private service and inurnment will take place at a later date.
Ronald J. Wilson Jr.
Ronald J. Wilson Jr., 38, St. Joseph, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at a local hospital.
Mr. Wilson worked for Mead Products, St. Joseph, for several years.
Born Oct. 21, 1960, in St. Joseph, he lived in St. Joseph his entire life.
Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his father, Ronald; his paternal grandparents, William and Catherine; and his maternal grandfather, Verle Sargent.
Surviving: his wife, Catherine J., of the home; two daughters, Amber and Heather, of the home; his mother and stepfather, Jim and Judy Thompson, Lebanon, Mo.; his stepmother, Lisa, St. Joseph; a brother, Mike, St. Joseph; a stepbrother, Gregory Duty, St. Joseph; three sisters, Becky Merrigan, St. Joseph; Shelly Wilson, Buffalo, Mo., and Roxanne Wilson, Killen, Texas; and his maternal grandmother, Betty Sargent, St. Joseph.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Clark-Sampson Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight.
Bobbie C. Eisiminger
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Bobbie Charles Eisiminger, 66, Savannah, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Eisiminger had worked for Quaker Oats, St. Joseph, and later as a truck driver for Crouch Brothers Truck Line, St. Joseph. He also had worked for CKC Truck Line, Kansas City, and retired from Manley Truck Line, Kansas City, in 1985. He was working part-time with National Car Rental, Kansas City.
Born Nov. 4, 1932, in St. Joseph, he lived most of his life in the Savannah area. He was a graduate of Savannah High School.
Mr. Eisiminger was a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 41.
On Feb. 23, 1952, he married Donis R. Hunter in Amazonia, Mo. She survives of the home.
Mr. Eisiminger was preceded in death by a son, Ronald C.; and his parents, Cecil C. and Mildred.
Additional survivors: a son, Richard C., Stafford, Va.; a daughter, Tamara S. Gregory, St. Joseph; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, Breit & Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah. Burial: Savannah Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.
Edna M. England
JAMESON, Mo. -- Edna May (Ferguson) England, 103, Jameson, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at a Cameron, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. England, a homemaker, lived in Daviess County, Mo., most of her life.
Born Aug. 24, 1895, in Pattonsburg, Mo., she attended school near Pattonsburg.
Mrs. England was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Berlin, Mo.
On Aug. 19, 1916, she married James L. England in Albany, Mo. He died in 1981.
Mrs. England also was preceded in death by her parents, James D. and Martha Ferguson; four brothers, Joe, Bill, Lee and Woodrow Ferguson; three sisters, Kate Sexton, Nellie Obrey and Roberta Walker; and two grandchildren.
Surviving: three sons, James H., Jameson, Merle E., Hamilton, Mo., and Raymond L., Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Frances L. Kariker, Pattonsburg, Mo., Virginia L. King, Gallatin, Mo., and Bessie J. Hall, Wichita, Kan.; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 49 great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Hope-Eldringhoff Funeral Home, Gallatin. Burial: Memory Gardens Cemetery, Pattonsburg. Family visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Jameson Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home at 201 S. Market St., Gallatin, MO 64640.