Thomas C. Bishop
Thomas Charles Bishop, 74, St. Joseph, formerly of Rushville, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Bishop, born in Platte County, Mo., on July 29, 1925,was engaged in farming until retiring. He lived most of his life in the Rushville area until moving to St. Joseph five years ago.
He was a member of the Rushville Christian Church, where he served as an elder, a Sunday school teacher and was a past chairman of the church board.
On June 28, 1963, he married Bertie B. Boster in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty A. Despain; his parents, Thomas and Florence; and an infant brother.
Additional survivors: four brothers, Everett, St. Joseph, J.B., DeKalb, Mo., Roy, Weston, Mo., and Ernest, Kansas City; a sister, Ann Brewer, St. Joseph; and three grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. today, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Bethel Cemetery, Weston. Memorials may be made to the Rushville Christian Church.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Earl Burlington, 76, Escondido, formerly of St. Joseph, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, in Escondido.
Mr. Burlington was an electronics technician with Teledyne Ryan until retiring.
Born in St. Joseph on Aug. 24, 1923, he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints (Mormon) in Escondido.
Surviving: seven sons, Dale, San Marcos, Calif., Lynn and Rand, both of Escondido, Todd, Coupeville, Wash., Kris, San Diego, Mark, Newport Beach, Calif., and Troy, Valley Center, Calif.; a brother, Cole Griggs, Escondido; his mother, Margarite Griggs, Savannah, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. today, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial: Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido. Family visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. today, at the church. Arrangements: McLeod Mortuary, Escondido.
Frances E. Clarkson
HAMILTON, Mo. -- Frances E. Clarkson, 88, Hamilton, formerly of Nettleton, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at a health-care center in Hamilton.
Mrs. Clarkson and her husband, Nathan, owned and operated the Clarkson Grocery Store in Nettleton until retiring in 1973.
Born in Nettleton on Jan. 1, 1911, she had lived in Nettleton most of her life.
Mrs. Clarkson was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan I., in 1986.
Surviving: a brother, Martin Cox, Nettleton.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday, Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton. Burial: Highland Cemetery, Hamilton. Visitation: after 1 p.m. today, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Hamilton.
Linnie B. Edwards
EDGERTON, Mo. -- Linnie B. (Baker) Edwards, 94, Edgerton, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mrs. Edwards had taught in Richey, Mont., and in the Alma, Kan., area.
Born in Bakersfield, Calif., on June 29, 1905, she graduated from El Dorado (Kan.) High School; and Kansas State University at Manhattan with a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in history.
Mrs. Edwards was a member of the First Christian Church in Smithville, Mo.
On May 28, 1927, she married J. Clifford Edwards in Richey. They made their home in the Smithville area and later lived in Alma and Overland Park, Kan., before moving near Edgerton after their retirement. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her parents, H.C. and Ama Baker; a brother, Henry Baker; and a sister, Ella Baker.
Additional survivors: a son, James C., Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Carol Bowles, Kansas City; two brothers, Rueben Baker, Waco, Texas, and M.S. Baker, San Angelo, Texas; two sisters, Carroll B. Wells, Arvada, Colo., and Mary B. Hughes, Moraga, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 3 p.m. Sunday, First Christian Church, Smithville. Burial: Ridgely (Mo.) Cemetery. Family visitation: one hour before the service at the church. Arrangements: Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower, Mo.
Peggy A. Faubion
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- Peggy Ann (Cousins) Faubion, 56, Chillicothe, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in St. Joseph.
Born June 26, 1943, in Chillicothe, Mrs. Faubion was a graduate of Chillicothe High School. She lived most of her life in Livingston County, Mo.
Mrs. Faubion was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Chillicothe.
Mrs. Faubion was preceded in death by her mother, Cora Cousins.
Surviving: a son, Mike, , Liberty, Mo.; four daughters, Novalea Baker, Trenton, Mo., Barbara Woods, Alamo, Tenn., Elonda Sharp and Ruth Hartley both of St. Joseph; her father, Gene Cousins; a sister, Carol Harrison, Prairie Home, Mo.; and 16 grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo. Burial: May cemetery, Chula, Mo. Visitation: after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home and Saturday from 8 a.m. until service time. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hands of Hope Hospice Center in St. Joseph and sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601
Dr. Dennis J. Bowman
LANCASTER, Penn. -- Dr. Dennis James Bowman, 41, Lancaster, formerly of Amazonia, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, in a Lancaster hospital.
Service: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Breit & Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah. Burial: St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Amazonia. Visitation: after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the fmaily will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Lois L. Deatz
ROCK PORT, Mo. -- Lois Lovell Deatz, 93, Rock Port, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at a Rock Port health-care center.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rock Port Baptist Church. Burial: English Grove Cemetery, Fairfax, Mo. Visitation: after 10 a.m. today, Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.
LIBERTY, Mo. -- Grace (Solel) Kelley, 100, Liberty, formerly of Cainsville, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 24,1999, at a Liberty health-care center.
Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker.
Born March 24, 1899, in Cainsville, she had lived in Cainsville most of her life.
Mrs. Kelley was a member of the Cainsville First Baptist Church.
On June 21, 1920, she married George B. Kelley in Novinger, Mo. He died in 1963.
Mrs. Kelley was preceded in death by her parents, John and Effie Solel; a sister, Velda Shaw; and a brother, Lee Solel.
Surviving: one daughter, Carmen Craig. Kansas City; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great grandchild.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Stoklasa Memorial Chapel, Cainsville. Burial: Zoar Cemetery, Cainsville. Family visitation: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, at the chapel.
Mae L. Murrain
BRAYMER, Mo. -- Mae L. Murrain, 107, Braymer, formerly of Brookfield, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at a Braymer health-care center.
Mrs. Murrain, a homemaker, was born April 16, 1892, in Rothville, Mo.
She was a member of the Baptist faith.
In 1920, she married Earl E. Murrain. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Murrain also was preceded in death by a son and her parents, Edward I. and Nancy J. Lambert.
Surviving: a grandson, Earl III, Braymer; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Braymer. Burial: Park Lawn Memory Garden, Brookfield. Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. today, Pitts Funeral Home, Braymer. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Golden Age Nursing Home, Braymer, or Golden Girls.
Clifton D. Schindler
Clifton D. Schindler, 83, St. Joseph, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Schindler had farmed in the St. Joseph area for most his life. He also worked for the former Westab Company for 20 years. He also served stateside in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Born Feb. 11, 1916, in St. Joseph, he was a lifelong resident of the St. Joseph area.
Mr. Schindler was a member of Clair United Methodist Church, St. Joseph; United Methodist Men, of the church; and was a former school board member of the former Platte Valley School, now known as Bessie Ellison School.
He married Evelyn Sommer on Nov. 21, 1943. She survives of the home.
Mr. Schindler was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Emma; two sisters, Dorothy Fankhauser-Smith and Mildred Ford; and a brother, Jack.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Jean Silk, Omaha, Neb.; a son, Bruce, Cosby, Mo.; a sister, Eula M. Ammon, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three grandchildren.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Monday, Clair United Methodist Church, St. Joseph. Inurnment: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. The body has been cremated. Visitation: after noon today, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Service, St. Joseph, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight. Memorial contributions may be sent to Clair United Methodist Church, St. Joseph.
Dorothy M. Stark
Dorothy Mae (Grayson) Stark, 53, St. Joseph, formerly of Lathrop, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Ms. Stark worked as a secretary in the Kansas City area.
Born June 18, 1946, in Lathrop, Mo., she lived in Kansas City before moving to St. Joseph about 11 years ago.
Ms. Stark was a member of a Kansas City Methodist church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Margaret Grayson.
Surviving: a son, Joel R. Jordon, Texas; a brother, Herbert Grayson, Kansas City; three sisters, Betty Norriss, Turney, Mo., and Nancy Pearl and Helen Crockett, both of Kansas City, Kan.
Graveside service and burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Lathrop Cemetery. There is no scheduled family visitation. Arrangements: Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop.
Donald R. Tharp
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- Donald R. Tharp, 62, Platte City, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mr. Tharp, an attorney in Platte City, had worked as an editor for the Platte County Dispatch from 1961 to 1963, and had been a photographer and reporter for the Columbia Daily Tribune, while in graduate school. In 1966, he was appointed chief juvenile officer for the 13th Judicial Circuit, Boone and Calloway counties, Mo., serving until 1968. From 1969 to 1971, he was the chief juvenile officer for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Platte County, Mo. He was elected mayor of Platte City and served from 1973 to 1976, and was the assistant prosecuting attorney for Platte County from 1974 to 1978. In 1979, he accepted the position of chief juvenile officer for the 16th Judicial Circuit, Jackson County, Mo., serving until 1982, when he accepted a position at the Missouri Division of Insurance as general counsel. He worked in this capacity until 1985. He spent the past 14 years in private practice.
Born May 15, 1937, in Jefferson City, Mo., he was a graduate of a Jefferson City High School. He went on to receive a bachelor's degree from Park College and a master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1971, he obtained a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
Mr. Tharp was a member of the Metropolitan, Missouri and Platte County Bar associations; the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association; and was a frequent guest lecturer at many conferences.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy E.
Surviving: his wife, Sandra, of the home; four sons, Randall, Kansas City, Lee, Jefferson City, Mo., Adam, Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Carter, Columbia, Mo.; a daughter, Alison Martin, Columbia; his mother, Vivian, Jefferson City; two brothers, Steve, Mexico, Mo., and Michael, Overland Park, Kan.; two sisters, Donna S. Caine, Mexico, and Judy Wickham, Warrensburg, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Platte City First Baptist Church. Burial: New Market Cemetery, New Market, Mo. Family visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Rollins Funeral Home, Platte City. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Donald R. Tharp Trust to benefit the Platte County, Mo., R-III School track team.
Geraldine N. Hamby
CAMERON, Mo. -- Geraldine N. Hamby, 87, Cameron, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at a health-care center in Cameron.
Miss Hamby had been a secretary and bookkeeper for the extension office in Noel, Mo.
Born in Noel on Sept. 20, 1911, she moved from Noel to Cameron three years ago.
Miss Hamby was a graduate of the Noel high school and John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. She was of the Methodist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Leora Hamby Sr.; and two brothers, John Hamby Jr. and Robert M. Hamby.
Surviving: three nieces, Carolyn McCartney, Janice Wolff and Cathryn Anderson; and a nephew, Robert Hamby.
Memorial service: at a later date, in Noel. The body has been cremated. There will be no visitation. Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.
Harry V. Newell
CAMERON, Mo. -- Harry V. Newell, 78, Cameron, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at a Cameron hospital.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Newell had been employed by the Burlington-Northern Railroad until retiring in 1982. He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War.
Born in Osborn, Mo., on Sept. 8, 1920, he had lived in Osborn, but had spent most of his life in Cameron.
Mr. Newell was a graduate of the Cameron High School. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and American Legion Post No. 33, both of Cameron; and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union.
On May 28, 1953, he married Vera L. Montgomery in Cameron. She survives of the home.
Mr. Newell was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mary; and a sister, Frances Fuller.
Additional survivors: two sons, Doug, Cameron, and Dennis, Austin, Texas; and four grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial: Osborn Evergreen Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Cameron.
Carl W. Pruett
SAVANNAH. Mo. -- Carl W. Pruett, 76, Savannah, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Pruett was employed in the boiler maintenance department of Northeast High School in the Kansas City School District for 25 years until retiring. During World War II, he served in the Army.
Born in Coffeyville, Kan., on July 28, 1923, he had lived in Kansas City and Liberty, Mo., for most of his life.
Mr. Pruett was a member of the Liberty Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peary and Mabel; and two brothers, Perry and Robert.
Surviving: his wife, the former Louise Mantzey of the home; two sons, Ray, Liberty, and Billy, St. Joseph; two daughters, Sharon and Pam Byrd, both of Kansas City; three brothers, Kenneth, Smithville, Mo., Roy, Liberty, and Bill, Kansas City; two sisters, Esther Bringus, Claycomo, Mo., and Betty Bales, Gladstone, Mo.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside service and burial: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan. Family visitation: 1 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph.