Callie L. Derks
PLATTSBURG, Mo. -- Callie Lee Derks, daughter of the Rev. Eric and Jamey Derks, Plattsburg, was stillborn Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Additional survivors: a brother, Paul of the home; paternal grandparents, James and Carolyn Derks, Stanberry, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Jim and Ginger Rhoades, Harrisonville, Mo.; and maternal great-grandmother, Martha Bartlett, Lee's Summit, Mo.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. today, Highridge Cemetery, Stanberry. Arrangements: Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg.
Robert C. Ditmars
EXETER, Mo. -- Robert C. Ditmars, Exeter, formerly of St. Joseph and Big Lake, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at a health-care center in Monett, Mo., after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Ditmars worked on a dairy farm in Arkansas for several years and later moved to Carthage, Mo. He also served in the Navy during World War II.
Born in Osborn, Mo., on July 20, 1923, he was raised in Osborn and later moved to St. Joseph. He resided in Big Lake for several years before moving to Exeter three years ago.
He was a member of the All Faith United Methodist Church in Eagle Rock, Mo.; and the Channel Hoppers CB Club of Carthage.
On July 12, 1945, he married Amy Wilfong in Wathena, Kan. She survives of the home.
Mr. Ditmars was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Patricia; his parents, Clay and Lula; and a brother.
Additional survivors: a son, Billy, Butterfield, Mo.; a daughter, Rhonda Roseman, Mound City, Mo.; a brother, Melvin, Sheldon, Mo.; two sisters, Josephine Holland, Aubrey, Ark., and Shirley Pickett, Russellville, Ark.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Housh Funeral Home in Sarcoxie, Mo. Burial was in the Osborn Evergreen Cemetery, Osborn.
W. Robert Logan
VERSAILLES, Mo. -- William Robert "Bobbie" Logan, 49, Versailles, formerly of Tarkio, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at a Columbia, Mo., hospital.
Mr. Logan was a custodian at the Golden Beach Community Church in Barnett, Mo. He also worked in the construction industry after high school graduation. Then in 1981, he moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area, and during the following years, he worked in the restaurant and food service, and lawn care fields.
Born in Maryville, Mo., on Feb. 24, 1949, he lived in the Tarkio area until moving with his family to Kansas City in 1964. He was graduated from the North Kansas City, Mo., High School.
Mr. Logan was preceded in death by his mother, Donna M.
Surviving: his father and stepmother, Ralph W. and Joan, Versailles; and two sisters, Katherine Erdman, Tarkio, and Samantha Nelson, Westboro, Mo.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Saturday, Tarkio Home Cemetery, Tarkio. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Golden Beach Community Church in Barnett. Family visitation: to follow the graveside service at the Kenneth Nelson home near Tarkio. Arrangements: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Memorials may be made to the Central Missouri Kidney Association, P.O. Box 1915, Columbia, MO 65205.
Cullan L. McCrary
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Cullan Lane McCrary, infant son of Stacy and Patty McCrary, Oklahoma City, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at a hospital in Oklahoma City. Mrs. McCrary is formerly of St. Joseph.
Cullan was born on July 28, 1998, in Oklahoma City. He was baptized in the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Treavor L.
Additional survivors: two half sisters, Melissa Bacon, Oklahoma City, and Devon Husky, Columbia, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Loran McCrary, Columbia; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bacon, Sedalia, Mo. Dr. McCrary is formerly of Gallatin, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bacon are formerly of St. Joseph.
Service: 2 p.m. today, Hope-Eldringhoff Funeral Home, Gallatin. Burial: McCrary family cemetery, Gallatin. Family visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital, Brain Tumor Research Center, Oklahoma City, in care of the funeral home.
FALLS CITY, Neb. -- Donna (Sailors) Nance, 93, Falls City, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Great Bend, Kan.
Born Feb. 13, 1905, in Barada, Neb., Mrs. Nance was a lifelong resident of Richardson County, Neb.
She was a member of the Falls City First Christian Church.
In 1927, she married Marion McIntyre in Atchison, Kan. They later divorced. In March of 1942, she married Gene Nance in Falls City. He died in 1958.
Mrs. Nance also was preceded in death by two sons, Doug and Tom McIntyre; her parents, James T. and Brilla Sailors; three brothers, Rolla, Dick and Estel; three sisters, Leona Catlett, Pearle Hanika and Alice Prosser; and a grandchild.
Surviving: three grandchildren, James T. McIntyre, Wichita, Kan., Michael K. McIntyre, Albert, Kan., and Elizabeth K. McIntyre, Great Bend.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday, Clark Funeral Home, Falls City. Burial: Harris Cemetery, Barada. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Marcella Z. Tennal
SABETHA, Kan. -- Marcella Zora (Darby) Tennal, 96, Sabetha, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at a health-care center in Sabetha.
Mrs. Tennal, a graduate of Sabetha High School, taught for a year at a country school near Corning, Kan. Later she attended the State Teachers College at Emporia, Kan., for a year.
On Sept. 23, 1923, she married William W. Tennal in Sabetha. She assisted him with work at the Sabetha Herald newspaper. He died in 1981.
Born on Nov. 27, 1902, in Junction City, Kan., she moved with her family to Sabetha in 1914.
Mrs. Tennal was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Hospital Guild, American Legion Auxiliary, D.S.R. Club and Sapphire chapter No. 348, Order of the Eastern Star, all of Sabetha.
She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan I. Corber; her parents, Charles 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, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday, Popkess Mortuary, Sabetha. Burial: Sabetha Cemetery. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Sabetha Mary Cotton Public Library in care of the mortuary.
BETHANY, Mo. -- Wallace Thompson, 82, Bethany, formerly of Osborn, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at a health-care center in Bethany.
Born in Osborn on July 25, 1916, Mr. Thompson retired from farming in 1972. He spent most of his life in Osborn until moving to Cameron, where he lived for three years, and Bethany for the past three months.
He was a graduate of the Amity, Mo., high school. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Ridgeville, Mo., United Methodist Church and Amity Lions Club.
On Feb. 28, 1942, he married Dorothy Hubble in Maysville, Mo. She died in 1997.
Mr. Thompson also was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Florence; a brother, Harold; and a grandchild.
Surviving: three daughters, Ledah Prichard, Princeton, Mo., Sharon Hinton, St. Joseph, and Sheryl Anderson, Cameron; a brother, Carl, Harrisonburg, Va.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial: Ridgeville Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ridgeville Cemetery.
Jerry M. Ungles
Jerry Max Ungles, 59, St. Joseph, died after an illness of cancer Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
During his youth, Mr. Ungles was employed at the Johnson Service Station in Skidmore, Mo. Later he worked for the Motor Parts and Equipment Co., and Dean Machinery Co., both of St. Joseph.
He retired from the Missouri Air National Guard as a senior master sergeant after 33 years in 1995. During that time, he served in Operation Desert Shield and was involved in the rebuilding of Rosecrans Field after the flood of 1993. After his retirement, he was employed by Memorial Park Cemetery in the maintenance division.
Born in Skidmore, Mo., on Sept. 5, 1939, he was a graduate of the Skidmore high school.
He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, where he was active in the ministry, and served on the board of trustees, church council and pastor-parish committee. He also was a member of the Pony Express American Legion Post No. 359, St. Joseph; Sgt. Charles E. "Tye" Evans Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6760 and Missouri National Guard Association. Mr. Ungles was a volunteer at Camp Wonderland, a retreat for mentally challenged youth in Rocky Mountain, Mo., and was a past wagon master of the St. Joseph Pony Express chapter of the Hitchhiker Camping Club.
On June 12, 1960, he married June Wright in Skidmore. She survives of the home.
Mr. Ungles was preceded in death by his father, James M.; his paternal grandparents, Jim and Mae; and his maternal grandparents Lee and Chloma Smock.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Jennifer Glaser, Overland Park, Kan.; a son, Jason, Denver; his mother, Eva Ungles, Skidmore; two brothers, Elvin, Mound City, Mo., and Bill, Skidmore; and three grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday, Wesley United Methodist Church, St. Joseph. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, with military rites by members of the Missouri Air National Guard, 139th Airlift Wing. Family visitation: 6 to 9 tonight at the Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church.
Margaret D. Wattenbarger
KINGSTON, Mo. -- Margaret D. (Patterson) Wattenbarger, 79, Kingston, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at a North Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
Born in Osborn, Mo., on Nov. 24, 1919, Mrs. Wattenbarger, a homemaker, lived in Kingston for 49 years.
On Nov. 29, 1941, she married J.W. Wattenbarger. He died in 1989.
Mrs. Wattenbarger also was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Hattie Patterson; three brothers, Robert, Charlie and Jim Patterson; and a sister, Dora Perkins.
Surviving: a son, Gary, Kingston; two daughters, Bonnie Roberts, Kingston, and Kathy Galloway, Polo, Mo.; a sister, Lillian Milligan, Hamilton, Mo.; and six grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial: Prairie Ridge Cemetery, Polo. Family visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
Vera I. Birt
Vera I. Birt, 76, St. Joseph, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Miss Birt had been a receptionist for Dr. Albert H. Muench and Dr. Gerald W. Anderson. She also had worked as a nurse's aide at the Green Acres Nursing Home until retiring.
Born in St. Joseph on Sept. 3, 1922, she had lived most of her life in St. Joseph. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School.
Miss Birt was a member of the Savannah Avenue Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir. She participated in activities at Wesley Senior Towers, including church services and Alzheimer's Disease group.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Alta M. Birt; a brother, Duane Birt; and a sister, Georgia Bollinger.
Surviving: a nephew, David Bollinger, Portland, Ore.; and a cousin, Mabel Miller, St. Joseph.
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 1 p.m. today, at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the Savannah Avenue Baptist Church.
Lindsey H. Bowman
HAWTHORNE, Fla. -- Lindsey Harold Bowman, 51, Hawthorne, formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at a hospital in Gainesville, Fla.
Mr. Bowman had been employed by Swift and Co. of St. Joseph as a beef lugger and then at a concrete business in St. Joseph until retiring due to ill health.
Born in St. Joseph on Sept. 1, 1947, he had lived most of his life in St. Joseph until moving to Hawthorne five years ago.
He was a graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Joseph and attended a Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall.
Mr. Bowman was preceded in death by his father, Lindsey V.; and a brother, Danny.
Surviving: his wife, Terry, of the home; three sons, Kenny, of the home, Lindsey, North Carolina, and Jeffery, Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Lori Bischoff, Ocala, Fla.; his mother, Elsie A. Hughes, Jamesport, Mo.; two brothers, Arthur L., Maysville, Mo., and Arthur V., St. Joseph; two sisters, Mary Mace, Skidmore, Mo., and Nancy McGinnis, Jamesport; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service: at a later date, in Florida. The body will be cremated.
PRINCETON, Mo. -- Donna (Casey) Campbell, 88, Princeton, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at a health-care center in Princeton.
Born in Wayne County, Iowa, on March 29, 1910, Mrs. Campbell was reared in that county. Mrs. Campbell had lived in Des Moines, Iowa, for a short time and moved to Princeton in the 1940s. She had been a resident of a health-care center in Princeton since 1991.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Princeton.
On July 22, 1946, she married Harry T. Campbell. He died in 1986.
Mrs. Campbell also was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl and Myrtle Casey; and brothers and sisters.
Surviving: a son, Pat, Phoenix, Ariz.; and a grandchild.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel, Princeton. Burial: Princeton Cemetery. Visitation: after 8 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Clarence R. Nold
Clarence R. "Buzz'' Nold, 80, St. Joseph, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Nold had farmed for many years in Buchanan County, Mo., and had owned and operated farms. During World War II, he served in the Army.
Born in St. Joseph on July 13, 1918, he was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County.
Mr. Nold was a member of the Clair United Methodist Church and Pony Express American Legion Post No. 359. He was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
On June 15, 1946, he married Lowella A. Springer in Highland, Kan. She survives of the home.
Mr. Nold was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Fannie.
Additional survivors: two daughters, Pamela Jo Schrick, Nortonville, Kan., and Patty S. Hartenbower, St. Joseph; a sister, Wanda F. Klein, St. Joseph; and four grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Clair United Methodist Church, Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 1 p.m. today, at the Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice.