Duane K. Hunsaker
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Duane Kenneth Hunsaker, 64, Leavenworth, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Hunsaker retired as a butcher for the A & P Grocery Store in Leavenworth. He also served in the Army.
Born in Doniphan County, Kan., on June 30, 1934, he was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 55 in Leavenworth.
On March 25, 1971, he married Dianna M. Cline in Troy, Kan. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Sherry Wade, Maysville, Mo.; a son, Rick, Dearborn, Mo.; a stepson, Tim Bullock, St. Joseph; a brother, Donald, Atchison, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service: 12:30 p.m. today, Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial: Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Mollie R. Hurd
Mollie R. Hurd, 105, St. Joseph, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at a St. Joseph health-care center.
Born in St. Joseph on Nov. 10, 1893, Mrs. Hurd was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph.
A former homemaker, she was a member of the Francis Street United Methodist Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher. She was a charter member of the Areme chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; and a former member of the Needles of Moila.
In 1919, she married Harry E. Hurd. He died in 1981.
Surviving: a daughter, Betty J. Roth, St. Joseph; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Private family graveside service and burial: 10 a.m. today, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Arrangements: Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the ALS Association, 8340 Missia Road, B4, Prairie Village, KS 66206.
Frank M. Merrill
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Frank Marshall Merrill, 85, Savannah, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Merrill had owned and operated duck pin alleys, now known as bowling alleys, in Rosendale and Skidmore, Mo., and Iowa, before 1935. From 1935 to 1955, he was employed by Standard Generator in St. Louis. Then he owned and operated Midland Rebuilders in Savannah from 1856 until retiring in 1975.
Born near Barnard, Mo., on Oct. 4, 1913, he lived in Barnard and Rosendale before moving to St. Louis in 1935. Then in 1955, he moved to Savannah.
He was a graduate of the Rosendale high school. Mr. Merrill was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Masonic Lodge No. 71, A.F. & A.M., both of Savannah.
On July 5, 1937, he married Rebecca E. Russell in St. Louis. She died in 1994.
Mr. Merrill also was preceded in death by his father, John; his mother and stepfather, Doris and Frank A. Drydale; and a brother, John.
Surviving: a son, Jeffrey M. of the home; and a grandchild.
The body has been cremated. There will be no visitation nor service. Arrangements were by the Breit & Hawkins Funeral Home in Savannah.
The Rev. Alfred Meyer
CONCEPTION, Mo. -- The Rev. Alfred Meyer, O.S.B., 90, Conception, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at the Maryville, Mo., hospital.
The Rev. Meyer had been a pastor at Fort Yates Indian Mission in North Dakota from 1938 to 1966; St. Columba Catholic Church, Conception Junction, Mo., from 1966 to 1970 and St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Parnell, Mo., from 1970 to 1981. He was senior priest in-residence at St. Columba Catholic Church in Chillicothe, Mo., from 1981 until retiring in 1986.
Born in Clyde, Mo., on Dec. 3, 1908, he graduated from Conception College in Conception and St. Benedict's College at Atchison, Kan. He joined the monastery in 1930 and was ordained a priest in 1935.
The Rev. Meyer was preceded in death by his parents, Albert N. and Mary A.; a sister, Sister Alfreda Meyer, F.S.M.; and four brothers, August, Lawrence, Joseph and Philip Meyer.
Surviving: a sister, Pauline Derks, Maryville; and five brothers, Leo and Alfred, both of Stanberry, Mo., Fred, Gig Harbor, Wash., Vincent, Waukee, Iowa, and Norbert, Iowa City, Iowa.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Columba Catholic Church, Conception Junction. Burial: St. Columba Cemetery, Conception. Vespers: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, in the chapter room of Conception Abbey, Conception, with visitation to follow. Arrangements: Price Funeral Home, Maryville.
Burmah O. Bibb
LAWSON, Mo. -- Burmah Opal (Campbell) Bibb, 92, Lawson, formerly of St. Joseph, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at a health-care center in Lawson.
Born in Lathrop, Mo., on Aug. 12, 1906, Mrs. Bibb lived most of her life in St. Joseph until moving to Lawson in 1995.
She was a former homemaker and seamstress, and was of the Protestant faith.
On Jan. 9, 1926, she married Dock G. Bibb in St. Joseph. He died in 1988.
Mrs. Bibb also was preceded in death by a son, Gerald D.; and her parents, Homer and Mary P. Campbell.
Surviving: a son, Ronald D., Lawson; a daughter, Ruth A. Leonard, Blue Springs, Mo.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Thursday, 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.
O'Dessa F. Bray
CAMERON, Mo. -- O'Dessa F. (Fulk) Bray, 87, Cameron, formerly of Weatherby, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at the Cameron hospital.
Mrs. Bray was an elementary teacher at the Taylor Mills School near Cameron and the Walnut Grove School near Maysville, Mo., before her marriage.
Born in Winston, Mo., on Sept. 27, 1911, she was a longtime resident of the Weatherby area until moving to Cameron in 1988. She was a graduate of the Winston high school.
Mrs. Bray was a member of the First Baptist Church and Rebekah Lodge, of which she was a past noble grand, both of Cameron.
On Nov. 9, 1932, she married Dice Bray in Liberty, Mo. He died in 1988.
Mrs. Bray also was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Otie Fulk; three brothers, Earl, Francis and Truman Fulk; and a sister, Marjorie Bradford.
Surviving: a son, Bill, Gallatin, Mo.; two brothers, Marvin Fulk, Cameron, and Frank Fulk, Fort Morgan, Colo.; a sister, Mildred Long, Cameron; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Bram Funeral Home, Maysville. Burial: Christian Chapel Cemetery, near Weatherby. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Cameron, in care of the funeral home.
Gladys R. Burns
LIBERTY, Mo. -- Gladys R. Burns, 92, Liberty, formerly of St. Joseph and Weston, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at a health-care center in Liberty.
Mrs. Burns was the manager of the bottle shop at the McCormick Distillery in Weston for 23 years until retiring in 1972.
Born in St. Joseph on Jan. 30, 1907, she lived in St. Joseph and Elwood, Kan. She was a resident of Weston until moving to a health-care center in Liberty in 1990.
Mrs. Burns was a graduate of the Elwood high school. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Weston; Weston Garden Club and Chapter No. 197, Order of the Eastern Star.
On Feb. 2, 1928, she married Mark L. Burns in St. Joseph. He died in 1983.
Surviving: a son, Mark W., Bella Vista, Ark.; a daughter, Patsy R. Griffith, Kansas City; two sisters, Betty Duke, Las Vegas, and Dorine Vadman, Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday, Vaughn Funeral Home, Weston. Family visitation: one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Weston.
BROOKFIELD, Mo. -- J.W. Cline, 71, Brookfield, formerly of Hamilton, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at a health-care center in Brookfield.
Mr. Cline, a retired farmer, also worked at MFA in Hamilton until retiring in 1990.
Born in Weston, Mo., on July 20, 1927, he lived in Hamilton for several years before moving to Brookfield four years ago.
He was a member of the Park Baptist Church in Brookfield.
On June 24, 1949, he married Dorothy Lotz. She survives of the home in Brookfield.
Mr. Cline was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lovie; and two sisters and two grandchildren.
Additional survivors: two sons, David L., Napoleon, Mo., and Danny J., Brookfield; two daughters, Pamela S. Drumm, Port Charlotte, Fla., and Ava M. Hicks, Brookfield; a brother, Tommy, Hamilton; a sister, Beatrice Reuland, Lawson, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Hamilton. Burial: Highland Cemetery, Hamilton. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association or First Baptist Church in Hamilton.
Richard W. Cloves
OLATHE, Kan. -- Richard W. "Dick" Cloves, 54, Olathe, formerly of Atchison, Kan., died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at an Olathe hospital.
Mr. Cloves worked for the Western Chemical Co., Olathe; the Commissary, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the former Rockwell International, Atchison.
Born in Atchison on July 11, 1944, he attended the Atchison high school and served in the Army. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Atchison.
Mr. Cloves was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm T. and Barbara L.; and a brother, a sister and a grandchild.
Surviving: a son, Troy, Olathe; three daughters, Michelle Cloves, Olathe, Tammy Mies, Marion, Kan., and Traci Potts, Leavenworth, Kan.; four brothers, Dean, Overland Park, Kan., Bob and Don, both of Atchison, and Marvin, St. Simmons Island, Ga.; a sister, Joan Smith, Atchison; and eight grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Leavenworth National Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Kenneth L. Forse
GRANT CITY, Mo. -- Kenneth Leroy Forse, 52, Grant City, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at a health-care center in Grant City.
Mr. Forse, a monument repairman, was born in Kirbyville, Texas, on Dec. 22, 1946.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Miles; his parents, Elza G. and Appalonia; and a brother, Arthur G.
Surviving: two brothers, Thomas, Wilmington, Calif., and Robert, Silsbee, Texas.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Baptist Church, Grant City. The body has been cremated. Inurnment: at a later date. Arrangements: Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany.
Irma A. Jacobs
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Irma A. (Crowder) Jacobs, 90, Shelby Township, formerly of Humphreys, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Karen R. and Robert Strang, Shelby Township, with whom she made her home.
Born in Galt, Mo., on May 25, 1908, Mrs. Jacobs lived all of her married life in Galt and Humphreys.
She was a graduate of the Galt high school. Mrs. Jacobs was a member of the Galt Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She also was a contact person for the Older Adults Transportation Service for Humphreys.
On June 4, 1934, she married Irwin L. Jacobs in Meadville, Mo. He died in 1974.
Mrs. Jacobs also was preceded in death by two daughters, Patricia S. and Charlotte A. Jacobs; her parents, Artemus L. and Clara B. Crowder; two brothers, Fred and Lee Crowder; and four sisters, Hazel Starr, Nellie Burgoyne, and Ruth and Frances Crowder.
Additional survivors: a sister, Mabel Eckerle, St. Louis; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Payne Funeral Home, Galt. Burial: Humphreys Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
DAWN, Mo. -- Helen (Mathews) Lewis, 79, Dawn, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at the Liberty, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Lewis and her husband, Lee, owned and operated the Purcell Mercantile in Dawn for many years.
Born in Dawn on March 11, 1919, she lived all of her life in the Dawn area. She was a graduate of the Dawn high school.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Dawn Federated Church. She was a former member of the Dawn Retirement Home Board, and a former financial secretary of the church and treasurer of the Dawn Firefighters Association.
On March 4, 1939, she married Lee Lewis in Dawn. He survives at a health-care center in Chillicothe.
Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her parents, Hallie R. and Mabel B. Mathews; and two brothers and a sister.
Additional survivor: a sister, Ellenore Haynes, Dawn.
Service: 11 a.m. today, Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Burial: Collar Cemetery, Dawn. Visitation: 8 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Collar Cemetery or the Dawn Federated Church in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Mo., 64601.
Dolores J. Llafet
KANSAS CITY -- Dolores Jean "Dee" (Adams) Llafet, 62, Kansas City, formerly of St. Joseph, died of heart failure Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at a North Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Llafet, a registered nurse, worked as an obstetrics nurse at the former St. Joseph Hospital in St. Joseph from 1957 to 1960.
Born in St. Joseph on Feb. 25, 1936, she was a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing.
She was a member of the Northland Christian Church and a volunteer for the Northland Meals-On-Wheels Program, both in Kansas City.
In 1960, she married Eddie Llafet. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Llafet was preceded in death by a daughter, Elana Llafet; her parents, Arthur and Mildred Adams; and a sister, Marilyn Warner.
Additional survivor: a daughter, Erin Williamson, Kansas City.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Northland Christian Church, Kansas City. Burial: 2 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the church. Arrangements: Mortician's Service, Kansas City. Memorials may be made to the Northland Christian Church or Northland Meals-On-Wheels Program.