GORHAM, Kan. -- Michael Sheehan, 63, Gorham, formerly of Salem and Verdon, Neb., died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at a hospital in Wichita, Kan.
Mr. Sheehan served as town marshal at Kennard, Neb., and later served with the Nebraska State Patrol for seven years. He then went on to work in construction.
Born Feb. 6, 1935, in Salem, he was a graduate of Verdon High School and attended Peru (Neb.) State College. Mr. Sheehan moved to Gorham in 1975, and has lived there since.
Mr. Sheehan was a member of the American Legion Post No. 99, Russell, Kan.
He was married to Ilene Goolsby, and they were later divorced. He then married Nancy Best on April 17, 1980, in Hays, Kan. She survives of the home.
Mr. Sheehan was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Helen.
Additional survivors: three sons, Rick, Lincoln, Neb., Daniel, Wahoo, Neb., and David, Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Kathy Laborde and Margaret Janousek, both of Omaha; a brother, Richard A., Las Vegas; two sisters, Patricia Sheehan, Elko, Nev., and Caroline McKay, Omaha; and 10 grandchildren.
Service: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City, Neb. Burial: Falls City Catholic Cemetery. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Marcella Z. Tennal
SABETHA, Kan. -- Marcella Zora (Darby) Tennal, 96, Sabetha, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at a Sabetha health-care center.
Born Nov. 27, 1902, in Junction City, Kan., Mrs. Tennal was a graduate of Sabetha High School. She taught one year at a country school near Corning, Kan., before attending the State Teacher's College, Emporia, Kan.
Mrs. Tennal was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, both of Sabetha. She also was a member of the D.S.R. Club and the Sapphire Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 348, Sabetha.
On Sept. 23, 1923, she married William W. Tennal in Sabetha. She assisted her husband with the Sabetha Herald newspaper for many years. Her husband, William, died in 1981.
Mrs. Tennal also was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan I. Corber; her parents, Charles D. and Zora Darby; two sisters, Irene Darby and Maxine Phillips; and a grandchild.
Surviving: two sons, Ralph and Keith, both of Sabetha; a sister, Jeanne Britt, Houston; 11 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. Tennal will be held at a later date. Burial: Sabetha Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sabetha Mary Cotton Public Library, in care of the Popkess Mortuary, Sabetha.
Helen F. Althouse
CAMERON, Mo. -- Helen Ford (McComb) Althouse, 84, Cameron, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at a health-care center in Cameron.
Born in Cameron on Aug. 8, 1914, Mrs. Althouse was a lifelong resident of Cameron.
A homemaker, she was a graduate of the Cameron high school. She was a member of the United Methodist Church; Rebekah Lodge No. 171; Ladies Encampment Auxiliary, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Ladies Patriarch Militant, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; and Fun and Facts Club, all of Cameron.
On June 9, 1937, she married Bernard Althouse in Cameron. He died in 1995.
Mrs. Althouse also was preceded in death by her parents, James and Minnie McComb.
Surviving: two daughters, Suzanne Fawkes, Cameron, and Brenda Cook, Santee, Calif.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial: Cameron Memory Gardens. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.
Stephen J. Cole
GLADSTONE, Mo. -- Stephen Jay Cole, 58, Gladstone, formerly of Grant City, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, near Liberty, Mo.
Mr. Cole, a truck driver, was born in Grant City on Oct. 21, 1940, and spent his early years in Grant City before moving to Stanberry, Mo.; Richmond, Mo., for several years and Gladstone two years ago.
He was a member of the Isadora Church of Christ in Grant City.
Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his father, Cecil O.
Surviving: a son, Michael, Orrick, Mo.; a stepson, Bill, Lee's Summit, Mo.; two daughters, Michelle Foster, Rayville, Mo., and Brenda Gamel, Smithville, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Debra Snow, Lee's Summit; his mother, Virginia Cole, Gladstone; a twin brother, David K., Richmond; a sister, Anita Finney, Merriam, Kan.; and eight grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Also service: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City. Burial: Grant City Cemetery. Visitation: after 8 a.m. today at the Grant City funeral home.
The Rev. Anselm Coppersmith
CONCEPTION, Mo. -- The Rev. Anselm (Alfred) Coppersmith, O.S.B., 90, Conception, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at the Maryville, Mo., hospital.
The Rev. Coppersmith, a Roman Catholic monk of Conception Abbey in Conception and a Benedictine priest for 66 years, taught Latin and theology; and was a novice master and prior of Conception Abbey. He also was a prior for Mount Michael Priory in Elkhorn, Neb., from 1959 to 1961; fourth abbot of Conception Abbey from 1961 to 1970 and spiritual director and chaplain to various groups since his retirement.
Born in Clyde, Mo., on Sept. 26, 1908, he professed his vows as a monk in 1928 and was ordained as a priest in 1933. He was a graduate of Conception College in Conception; Collegio Sant' Anselmo of Rome, Italy; and Washington University at St. Louis.
The Rev. Coppersmith was preceded in death by his parents, Sebastian J. and Clara; a brother, Joseph; and four sisters, Sisters Mary Xavier Coppersmith, S.P., Mary Albertine Coppersmith, S.P., and Mary Scholastica Coppersmith, S.P.; and Agnes Stoll.
Surviving: a sister, Sister Mary Anselma Coppersmith, S.P., St. Mary of the Woods, Ind.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Friday, St. Columba Catholic Church, Conception Junction, Mo. Burial: St. Columba Cemetery, Conception. Family visitation: 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, where vespers for the dead will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Leroy Deatherage, 86, Independence, formerly of St. Joseph, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at a health-care center in Independence.
Mr. Deatherage worked for the Wire Rope Corporation of America Inc. in St. Joseph for seven years. Then he was a plumber through the Plumbers Union No. 8 in Independence from 1946 until retiring three years ago.
Born in Agency, Mo., on March 29, 1912, he lived in St. Joseph until moving to Independence in 1940.
During World War II, Mr. Deatherage served in the Navy. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Plumbers Union Local No. 8, both of Independence.
On May 6, 1934, he married Faye Modrell in St. Joseph. She survives of the home in Independence.
Mr. Deatherage was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Mattie; and a brother, Donald.
Additional survivors: a son, Carl, Westwood, Kan.; a daughter, Sherry Morrison, Independence; a brother, Eugene, Odessa, Mo.; two sisters, Bernice King, Pennsylvania, and Louise Vale, Florida; and two grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 15, at the George Carson and Sons Funeral Home, Independence. Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery in St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
John L. Fetter
WATHENA, Kan. -- John L. Fetter, 73, Wathena, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Fetter owned and operated the Gaslight Acres Mobile Home Park in Wathena. He worked for the former Wyeth Hardware in St. Joseph from 1949 to 1953, and as a salesman and supervisor for the Kordite Corp. of Macedon, N.Y., from 1953 to 1955. Then in 1955, he founded the Fetter LP Gas and Hardware Inc. in Wathena and operated it until 1976. He also served as mayor of Wathena.
Born in Wathena on Oct. 2, 1925, he lived most of his life in Wathena. Mr. Fetter was a graduate of the Wathena high school and served in the Navy during World War II. He attended Purdue University and DePaux University, and earned a bachelor of arts degree from Baker University in Baldwin, Kan.
Mr. Fetter was a member of the United Methodist Church; American Legion Post No. 161, of which he was a past commander; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5531, all of Wathena; and Wathena Masonic Lodge No. 64, A.F.&A.M. He also was a member of the Moila Shrine Temple, 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite Bodies and Elks Lodge, all of St. Joseph.
On June 29, 1952, he married Phyllis Hoffman in Wathena. They were later divorced.
Mr. Fetter was preceded in death by his parents, Charles A. and Bertie M.
Surviving: a daughter, Roxanne Turner, Wathena; a sister, Ina Adams, Fort Myers, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church, Wathena. Burial: Bellemont Cemetery, Wathena, with Masonic rites by members of the Wathena Masonic Lodge No. No. 64, A.F.&A.M.; and flag-folding ceremony by members of the American Legion Post No. 161, Wathena. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home, Wathena.
Lawrence D. Landis
JAMESON, Mo. -- Lawrence Daten Landis, 84, Jameson, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at a hospital in Lexington, Mo.
Mr. Landis was a farmer and handyman specializing in sharpening scissors and knives.
Born on March 22, 1914, near Jameson, he lived most of his life in Daviess County, Mo. He lived briefly in Trenton, Hamilton, and Sweet Springs, Mo.
Mr. Landis married Marie V. Gastineau, in Trenton. She survives at a health-care center in Chillicothe, Mo.
Mr. Landis was preceded in death by his parents, Fred E. and Emma D.; and a sister, Eva M. Jordan.
Graveside service and burial: 1 p.m. Thursday, Hickory Creek Cemetery, northeast of Jameson. There is no scheduled family visitation. The casket will be closed. Arrangements: Bram Funeral Home, Gallatin, Mo.
Ada C. Matson
BLYTHEDALE, Mo. -- Ada Cora (Baker) Matson, 85, Blythedale, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at a hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.
Born in Bethany on May 16, 1913, Mrs. Matson was a homemaker and a member of the Blythedale Christian Church. She was a graduate of the King City, Mo., high school.
On Aug. 26, 1933, she married Elza Matson in Albany. He died in 1990.
Mrs. Matson also was preceded in death by her parents, Ancil and Dollie Baker; two sisters, Florence Greene and Irene Elgin; a half sister, Mary Moreland; and a half brother, Wayne D. Baker.
Surviving: a daughter, Jean Pirkle, Moriarty, N.M.; a son, Curtis, Independence, Mo.; a sister, Cleva Wilkes, Pleasanton, Kan.; two brothers, Richard Baker, Hawaii, and J.B. Baker, Nebraska; a half sister, Martha Seppi; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, Roberson Funeral Home, Eagleville, Mo. Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Blythedale. Visitation: after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends after 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Grace P. Odor
SMITHVILLE, Mo. -- Grace P. (Barnard) Odor, 95, Smithville, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at a health-care center in Smithville.
Born in Baileyton, Tenn., on April 9, 1903, Mrs. Odor lived in the Holt, Mo., area until moving to Smithville three years ago.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian faith.
On March 13, 1930, she married Harry Odor. He died in 1983.
Mrs. Odor also was preceded in death by a son, Richard Hopkins; her parents, Charles and Addie Barnard; and a brother, Rex Barnard.
Surviving: two sons, Charles Hopkins, Springfield, Mo., and Glenn Odor, Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Coy Barnard, Plattsburg, Mo.; a sister, Edith Barnard, Plattsburg; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Antioch Cemetery, Holt. There is no scheduled family visitation. Arrangements: Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop, Mo.
Tacia O. Baker
TRENTON, Mo. -- Tacia O. (Hill) Baker, 89, Trenton, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at a health-care center in Trenton.
Born near Dunlap, Mo., on May 8, 1909, Mrs. Baker was a lifelong resident of Grundy County, Mo.
She was a member of the South Evans Christian Church, east of Tindall, Mo., where she was active in the Ladies Aid.
On Dec. 24, 1927, she married Charles E. Baker in Trenton. They lived and farmed in the South Evans community until retiring and moving into Trenton in 1975. He died in 1991.
Mrs. Baker also was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Helen J. Hill; a brother, Troy Hill; and three sisters, Velma Brown, Naomi Pfaff and Deva Walker.
Surviving: a daughter, Helen Clark, Spickard, Mo.; a son, Norman, Spickard; four grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; seven great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday, Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton. Burial: South Evans Cemetery, east of Tindall, Mo. Visitation: after 8 a.m. today at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to the South Evans Cemetery.
PRINCETON, Mo. -- Buren Carter, 90, Princeton, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at the home of his sister, Charline Carter, in Princeton.
Mr. Carter was employed all of his adult life as a brick mason. During World War II, he served in the Navy.
Born in Allerton, Iowa, on Aug. 26, 1908, he lived most of his life in the Denver area and moved to Princeton in 1997.
He was a member of the Englewood, Colo., Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge in Denver.
On July 6, 1926, he married Elizabeth Wilson in Denver. She died in 1982.
Mr. Carter also was preceded in death by a son, Owen B.; his parents, McClellan E. and Lorena E.; and a sister, Marguerite Carter.
Additional survivors: five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Paul Cemetery, northwest of Princeton. Visitation: after 8 a.m. today at the Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel, Princeton. There is no scheduled family visitation.
FALLS CITY, Neb. -- Newborn daughter of Terry and Tiannie Chesnut, Falls City, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at an Omaha, Neb., hospital.
Additional survivors: a half brother, Josh, Falls City; three half sisters, Stormie Chesnut, and Kristin and Shelby Simpson, all of Falls City; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Kathryn Chesnut, Falls City; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Nancy Timothy, Salem, Neb., and Frank and Roseanne Hartness, Lebanon, Ohio; and maternal great-grandmother, Maybelle DuClo, Falls City.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Friday, Williamsville Cemetery, Falls City. Arrangements: Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City.