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Buchanan County, Missouri Obituary Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in the St. Joseph, Agency, Rushville, De Kalb, Easton, and Lewis and Clark Village areas.)

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Buchanan County, Missouri Obituary Collection

Buchanan County, Missouri Obituary Collection - 21

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Date: Wednesday, 24 March 2010, at 3:41 p.m.

William B. Compton
1925-1999
William B. Compton, 74, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Compton was employed by the Lawhon Construction Co. until retiring. During World War II, he served in the Army and received a Bronze Star.
Born in Warrensburg, Mo., on Jan. 13, 1925, he lived most of his life in St. Joseph.
He was a member of the Hyde Valley United Methodist Church and was active in Boy Scout Troop No. 40.
On Jan. 14, 1989, he married Jean Fouraker in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. Compton was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Sexton; his parents, Bradley and Dorothy; a brother, Carl; and a sister, Laura Gaddie.
Additional survivors: three sons, W. Daniel Compton, Gladstone, Mo., and Paul D. Compton and Ed Sexton, both of St. Joseph; a stepson, Mark Fouraker, St. Joseph; four brothers, Bradley, St. Joseph, and Bob, Ivan and Clyde, all of Missouri; two sisters, Betty Allen and Janice Angel, both of Missouri; and nine grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday, Hyde Valley United Methodist Church, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph.

Ellen Elam
1910-1999
THURMAN, Iowa -- Ellen (Daniel) Elam, 88, Thurman, formerly of Trenton and McFall, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at the hospital in Hamburg, Iowa, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Elam taught school in Grundy County, Mo., before starting a family.
Born in Edinburg, Mo., on Oct. 7, 1910, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Josephine Daniel.
She was a member of the Thurman United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Women's Society of Christian Service; Modern Idea Club and Order of the Eastern Star, McFall.
On Aug. 21, 1929, she married Leroy H. Elam in Kirksville, Mo. He is deceased.
Mrs. Elam also was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruey Daniel, Beulah Meeker and Mary L. Tolson; and three brothers, Everett, John and Orville Daniel.
Surviving: two daughters, Marjorie Askew, Thurman, and JoEllen Kaminski, Reno, Nev.; a son, Leroy H., Fort Pierce, Fla.; two sisters, Opal DeWitt and Mildred Barnes, both of Trenton; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Thurman. The body has been cremated. Inurnment: at a later date in the McFall Cemetery. Arrangements: Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel, Sidney, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the church.

Joyce E. Monti
1954-1999
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Joyce Elaine (Redman) Monti, 44, Bloomington, formerly of St. Joseph, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Monti was a processing analyst for State Farm Insurance in Bloomington. She also was a programmer analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis from 1982 to 1990 and a systems engineer for Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturer of America in Bloomington from 1990 to 1998.
Born in St. Joseph on Nov. 17, 1954, she left St. Joseph in 1980. She also lived in St. Louis from 1982 until moving to Bloomington in 1990.
Mrs. Monti was a graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Joseph and attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. She earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women.
On June 22, 1974, she married Norman P. Hinrichs in Altamont, Mo. They were divorced in 1984. On June 22, 1985, she married James E. Baker in St. Louis. He died in 1987. Then on Nov. 11, 1991, she married Thomas L. Monti in Bloomington. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Monti also was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Evelyn Redman; and an infant sister, Carole A. Redman.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Melissa Bradley, Bloomington; five brothers, Dale Redman, Altamont, Lyle Redman, Arkansas City, Kan., Gary Redman, Gallatin, Mo., Dean Redman, Wauwatosa, Wis., and David Redman, St. Joseph; a sister, Lois Pontius, Marshall, Mo.; and a grandchild.
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Burial: East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Family visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Goldie L. Pankau
1921-1999
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Goldie L. (Gillett) Pankau, 77, Savannah, formerly of St. Joseph, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at a health-care center in Savannah.
Born in Amity, Mo., on June 8, 1921, Mrs. Pankau lived most of her life in St. Joseph. She was a homemaker and of the Presbyterian faith.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Goldie Gillett; and a brother, Eugene Gillett.
Surviving: two sons, James Pankau and John Jacob, both of St. Joseph; a daughter, Linda Smith, St. Joseph; a brother, Clifford Gillett, St. Joseph; two sisters, Darlene Daniels, Fremont, Neb., and Christine Svach, Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Clarence L. Shaw
1911-1999
Clarence L. Shaw, 87, St. Joseph, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Shaw was a mechanic for Auto Electric and Hatfield's Sporting Goods, both of St. Joseph, for several years until retiring in 1973.
Born in St. Joseph on Sept. 25, 1911, he lived most of his life in St. Joseph. He attended Benton High School.
On March 23, 1935, he married Virginia Totten in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. Shaw was preceded in death by his parents, James and Jane; and three brothers and four sisters.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Dixie Brooke, St. Joseph; two sisters, Mary Kaufman, Tacoma, Wash., and Dorothy Norris, St. Joseph; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 1 p.m. today at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials to donor's choice.

Edwin C. Tate
1913-1999
SABETHA, Kan. -- Edwin C. Tate, 85, Sabetha, formerly of Seneca, Kan., died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at the Sabetha hospital.
Mr. Tate lived and farmed in the Oketo, Kan., area until retiring because of losing his sight to eye disease in 1961. Then he worked for the Kansas Industry for the Blind in Kansas City, Kan., until 1974.
Born on a farm near Seneca on Sept. 15, 1913, he attended school in Seneca and worked on the family farm. When he was 18, he moved to Oketo.
On June 21, 1945, he married Agatha L. Brucker in Summerfield, Kan. They lived and farmed in the Oketo area. In 1963, the couple moved to Kansas City, Kan., and later to Seneca. She died in 1978. In 1986, he moved to a health-care center in Sabetha.
Mr. Tate was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Seneca; and a former member of the Holy Family Church, Summerfield.
Mr. Tate also was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Cora.
Surviving: nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. today, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Seneca. Burial: church cemetery. Arrangements: Lauer Funeral Home, Seneca. Memorials may be made to the church cemetery.

Dorothy Bailey
1927-1999
Dorothy (Wilson) Stein Boehn Bailey, 71, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Bailey, a retired licensed practical nurse, was associated with several senior health-care centers in the St. Joseph area, including Beverly Manor for nine years.
Born in Madison, Mo., on Feb. 22, 1927, she lived in Oregon and Forest City, Mo., and California before moving to St. Joseph in 1987. She was a member of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her father, James H. Wilson; and three brothers, Eugene, Virgil and James Wilson Jr.
Surviving: a daughter, Christena K. Hunziger, Forest City; two sons, John H. Stein Jr. and James W. Stein, both of St. Joseph; her mother, Minnie M. Wilson, Madison; two sisters, Juanita Chapdelaine, Sacramento, Calif., and Delma Maddox, Palmyra, Mo.; and nine grandchildren.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Friday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. The body has been cremated. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, Mo. Family visitation: after the memorial service at the funeral home.

E. Arthur Butcher
1908-1999
E. Arthur Butcher, 90, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at a St. Joseph health-care center following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Butcher retired from the St. Joseph Light and Power Co. as a bus and trolley operator after many years. Later he worked as a bailiff for the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department.
Born in Winthrop, Mo., on March 31, 1908, he was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph.
He was a member of the Savannah Avenue Baptist Church and Amalgamated Transit Union.
Mr. Butcher was married to his first wife, Kathleen T. Walker. They were later divorced.
He was preceded in death by his second wife, Hester; a stepdaughter, Glenda Hewitt; his parents, Enoch and Nettie; two sisters, Blanche Orth and Beatrice Miller; and a brother, Bonnie.
Surviving: a daughter, Judy S. Flammer, Shawnee, Kan.; three sons, Raymond E., Bella Vista, Ark., Carl R., St. Joseph, and Gary A., Columbia, Mo.; three stepsons, Don P. Kelley, Plano, Texas, and Vernon and Gerald Lawrence, both of St. Joseph; two stepdaughters, Wanda Sampson and Gayle Pummell, both of St. Joseph; 10 grandchildren; 17 stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 33 step great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6:30 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Jack L. Collins
1939-1999
Jack L. Collins, 59, St. Joseph, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Collins was the owner of the Collins Styling Salon for 34 years. He also managed and owned rental property, and farmed in St. Joseph. During the Vietnam War, he served in the Army.
Born in St. Joseph on March 27, 1939, he lived in the St. Joseph and Clarksdale, Mo., areas for most of his life. He was a member of the Freeman Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.
On March 27, 1965, he married Doris E. Butler in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his parents, Warren L. and Pearl A.; and a brother, Warren A.
Additional survivors: a son, Warren R., St. Joseph; a daughter, Leslie Wagner, Sugar Lake, Mo.; several grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Clarksdale Cemetery. Visitation: after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Betty Critten
1937-1999
JAMESPORT, Mo. -- Betty (Coonts) Critten, 61, Jamesport, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at her residence.
Born in Ava, Mo., on Oct. 19, 1937, Mrs. Critten lived in Buffalo, Iowa, for several years after her marriage, and then moved near Jamesport in 1972.
On June 23, 1956, she married Jerald Critten in Ava. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Critten was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Carrie L. Coonts.
Additional survivors: two daughters, Linda S. Odom, Jamesport, and Teresa F. Critten of the home; a son, Danny J., Jamesport; four sisters, Peggy Bell, Lanarck, Ill., Vernice Dehaven, Sedalia, Mo., Lavern Brown, Dover, Del., and Edwina Schrock, Ava.; five brothers, James and Jackie Coonts, both of Ava, Junior Coonts, Buffalo, Russell Coonts, Lincoln, Neb., and Paul Coonts, Idaho; and two grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home, Trenton, Mo. Burial: Antioch Cemetery, east of Jamesport. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Antioch Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Jackie L. Cundiff
1926-1999
LEXINGTON, Mo. -- Jackie Lee Cundiff, 72, Lexington, formerly of Bolckow, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at a hospital in Lexington.
Mr. Cundiff was a truck driver for the Roseburg Lumber Co., Navajo Truck Lines and Kaw Transportation. He also served in the Army.
Born in Bolckow on Nov. 20, 1926, he also lived in Liberty, Mo. He was a member of the Bolckow Christian Church and Lexington Turner Society.
Mr. Cundiff was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Martha.
On April 26, 1947, he married Anna McCreath. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors: two sons, Tom, Austin, Texas, and Merle, Kansas City; a daughter, Vicki Redick, Kansas City; two sisters, Luella Detro, Savannah, Mo., and Jean Oliver, Bedford, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. today, Walker-Nadler Funeral Home, Lexington. Graveside service and burial: 2 p.m. today, Bolckow Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cancer Assistance Relief.

Howard L. Daise
1924-1999
MCALLEN,. Texas -- Howard L. Daise, 74, McAllen, formerly of St. Joseph, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in McAllen.
Mr. Daise retired after being a driver for Crouch Bros. and the McLean Trucking Co. During World War II, he served in the Navy.
Born in Graham, Mo., on Sept. 16, 1924, he lived most of his life in St. Joseph. He was a member of the Hyde Valley United Methodist Church in St. Joseph.
Mr. Daise was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Frances; a brother, Eugene; and a sister, Frances Duncan.
Surviving: his wife, the former Eva Shaeffer of the home; two sons, Leland and Galen, both of St. Joseph; a brother, Vern, St. Joseph; a sister, Eldora Stallsworth, St. Joseph; four grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; and three great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Velda D. David
1928-1999
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Velda Dean (Law) Garner David, 70, Maryville, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at the Maryville hospital.
Mrs. David, a homemaker, retired as a seamstress from the Ideal Cleaners in Maryville.
Born Feb. 3, 1928, in Holt County, Mo., she attended the New Point, Mo., high school and Maitland, Mo., high school.
Mrs. David was a member of the Laura Street Baptist Church in Maryville.
On Dec. 2, 1946, she married George H. Garner. They were divorced in 1981. On June 23, 1984, she married Cecil W. David. They were divorced in 1991.
Mrs. David was preceded in death by her parents, Willis B. and Jessie V. Law; a brother, Alfred Law; and two sisters, Alleta David and Retha Sherlock.
Surviving: three daughters, Grace S. Veach, Graham, Mo., Terry L. Messick, Maryville, and Vicki Cook, Clarinda, Iowa; five brothers, J.B. and Arnold Law, both of Maryville, Ernest Law, Valley, Neb., and Chester and Ronald Law, both of Independence, Mo.; two sisters, Luella F. Dorman and Jenevieve Talbott, both of Graham; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville. Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Graham. Family visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to Camp Quality.

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