Ethel M. Musick
HOPKINS, Mo. -- Ethel Marie (Foster) Musick, 86, Hopkins, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at the Maryville, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Musick, a homemaker, also owned and operated a cafe and worked at the Stateline Cafe, north of Hopkins, until she was 80 years old.
Born in Sheridan, Mo., on Nov. 7, 1912, she was a lifelong resident of Nodaway County, Mo., and lived in Hopkins since 1965. She attended the Foster School, near Sheridan.
Mrs. Musick was a member of the Maple Grove Methodist Church, Maple Grove Club and Merry Mixers Club, all near Sheridan.
On Dec. 24, 1935, she married Archie M. Musick in Savannah, Mo. He died in 1961.
Mrs. Musick also was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Edith Ware; her parents, Levi and Janie Foster; a brother, Clarence Foster; and an infant sister.
Surviving: a daughter, Marjorie McNeese of the home in Hopkins; a stepdaughter, Jean Cordell, Hokins; a son, Larry, Hopkins; a stepson, Marvin, Lenox, Iowa; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Graveside service and burial: 3 p.m. Thursday, Luteson Cemetery, Sheridan. Visitation: after noon today at the Swanson-Price Funeral Home, Hopkins. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Betty M. Pullen
WESTON, Mo. -- Betty Marie (Mathews) Pullen, 61, Weston, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at her home.
Born in Eau Claire, Wis., on Aug. 13, 1937, Mrs. Pullen, a homemaker, moved from Eau Claire in 1957 and lived in several places around the country before moving to Weston in 1991.
On April 27, 1957, she married Walter R. Pullen in Independence, Mo. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Pullen was preceded in death by her father, Myron Mathews; and a brother, Dale Mathews.
Additional survivors: a son, Jeffrey, Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Kathy Pullen, Des Moines, Iowa, and Nancy Caviness, Kansas City; her mother, Esther Mathews, Eau Claire; a brother, George Mathews, Stevens Point, Wis.; a sister, Janice Peterson, Mondevi, Wis.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Vaughn Funeral Home, Weston. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
John M. Renz
John Marcus Renz, 75, St. Joseph, formerly of Platte City, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at a Leavenworth, Kan., hospital.
Born in Platte City on Nov. 12, 1923, Mr. Renz farmed during his early years and served in the Army during World War II. He lived in Platte City before moving to St. Joseph.
He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Weston, Mo.
Mr. Renz was preceded in death by his parents, John M. and Lillian; a brother, Robert F.; and a sister, Rose A. Renz.
Surviving: a brother, Grady, Platte City.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Weston. Burial: Platte City Cemetery. Family visitation: one hour before the service at the Rollins Funeral Home, Platte City.
DEARBORN, Mo. -- Kenny Bledsoe, 65, Dearborn, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Bledsoe was employed by Certainteed in Kansas City, Kan., for over 25 years and then the Nash Oil Co. in Edgerton, Mo. He also served in the Navy with the Operation Redwing Commander Task Group, testing atomic weapons and devices at the Pacific Proving Grounds.
Born near Edgerton on Dec. 11, 1933, he was reared in the Edgerton area and graduated from the Camden Point, Mo., high school. After his discharge from the service, he lived in Lansing, Kan., and then near Dearborn.
Mr. Bledsoe was preceded in death by his parents, Hale and Florence.
Surviving: a son, H.R., Paola, Kan.; a daughter, Deniese Davis, Bonner Springs, Kan.; a brother, Gene, Dearborn; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Edgerton. Burial: Ridgely, Mo., Cemetery. Family visitation: one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Edgerton Christian Church or the Ridgely Cemetery Fund.
KANSAS CITY -- Hobert "Gene" Boner, 76, Kansas City, formerly of St. Joseph, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mr. Boner was employed in St. Joseph by Swift and Co. for 20 years and Mead Containers for 15 years until retiring. During World War II, he served in the Navy.
Born in Stanberry, Mo., on April 13, 1922, he lived most of his life in St. Joseph. He attended the Stanberry high school.
He was a member of the Wyatt Park Baptist Church, Pony Express American Legion Post No. 359, Eagles Lodge No. 49 and Moose Lodge No. 15, all of St. Joseph.
Mr. Boner was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Ida L. Potts; his second wife, Kathleen Hawkins; a son, John; his parents, Virgil J. and Anna L.; a sister, Gertrude Schaffer; and a brother, Clifford.
Surviving: two daughters, Kathie Brown, St. Joseph, and Barbara Worthley, Harrisonville, Mo.; a brother, Bill, Plattsburg, Mo.; three sisters, Lola Williams, Albany, Mo., Mary Scott, Lowry City, Mo., and Rosie Ross, Stanberry; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Ashland Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 1 p.m. today at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Joseph W. Christen
ROCK PORT, Mo. -- Joseph W. "Joe" Christen, 53, Rock Port, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at an Omaha, Neb., hospital.
Mr. Christen farmed with his father, Wes.
Born in St. Joseph on Oct. 2, 1944, he was a lifelong resident of Rock Port. He graduated from the Rock Port high school.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, Rock Port; and Langdon, Mo., Friendly 4-H Club. He was active in Boy Scouts of America and earned the God and Country Award.
Mr. Christen was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, W.S. and Ida Hodgen; and paternal grandparents, Peter and Anna Christen.
Surviving: his parents, Wes and Jane, Rock Port; and a sister, Mary Jane Christen, Kansas City.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, First Christian Church, Rock Port. Burial: Greenhill Cemetery, Rock Port. There is no scheduled family visitation. Arrangements: Chamberlain Funeral Home, Rock Port.
Edgar L. Eldridge
TRENTON, Mo. -- Edgar L. Eldridge, 87, Trenton, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at his home after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Eldridge, born in Pampa, Texas, on March, 29, 1911, was reared at Pampa and attended schools there.
On March 8, 1933, he married Bertha Williams in Trenton. She survives of the home.
The couple moved to Pampa after their marriage for five years until moving to Trenton.
Mr. Eldridge worked for the City of Trenton and also worked for several Trenton businesses. He also was a self-employed painter for many years.
He was a member of the Crandall United Methodist Church.
Mr. Eldridge was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin L. and Susan M.; and a son, Edwin.
Additional survivors: a son, Dale, Sunrise Beach, Mo.; two daughters, Drucilla Caselman, Jamesport, Mo., and Shirley King, Trenton; a sister, Susie Long, Barnsdall, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday, Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton. Burial: Resthaven Mortuary Gardens, Trenton. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wright Memorial Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Nina V. Foley
BETHANY, Mo. -- Nina V. (Youngs) Foley, 93, Bethany, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999.
Born in the Matkins community, southwest of Bethany, on Aug. 29, 1905, Mrs. Foley was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Albert K. Lovitt; her parents, Mark and Anna Youngs; and a brother, Dee Youngs.
Surviving: a son, Lowell Foley, Bethany; a daughter, Virginia Colvin, Albany, Mo.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial: Salmon Cemetery, Pattonsburg, Mo. Visitation: after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Fred L. Garnett
HORTON, Kan. -- Fred L. Garnett, 69, Horton, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at a hospital in Kansas City.
Mr. Garnett was a truck driver on a coast to coast route from 1962 until 1974. He served in the Army from 1947 to 1960. He also served in the National Guard from 1975 to 1989, of which six years of those years were spent in Indiana.
Born in New Castle, Ind., on Feb. 2, 1930, he was reared and attended school there. He was of the Methodist faith and a member of the American Legion Post No. 7 in Horton.
On Aug. 27, 1976, he married Violet M. Frakes in Hiawatha, Kan. They have made their home in Horton since 1983. She survives of the home.
Mr. Garnett was preceded in death by a son, Dale; and his parents, Virgil H. and Fern.
Additional survivors: four sons, Jeff Garnett, Bakersfield, Calif., Dallas Garnett, Horton, Jim Garnett, Omaha, Neb., and Rusty Frakes, Hiawatha; three daughters, Theodel Myer, Lemore, Calif., Nancy Slizoski and Sandy Gerber, both of Schuyler, Neb.; a sister, Donna Newhouse, Spiceland, Ind.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside memorial service and inurnment: 2:30 p.m. Friday, Horton Cemetery, with military rites by members of Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillary, Kansas Army National Guard. The body has been cremated. Family visitation: 1 to 2:15 p.m. Friday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Horton. Then there will be a procession to the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., in care of the funeral home, 1720 First Ave. E, Horton, KS 66429.
Oscar J. Hansen Sr.
CONCEPTION JUNCTION, Mo. -- Oscar Jacob Hansen Sr., 75, Conception Junction, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Hansen was born on July 23, 1923, and lived in Conception Junction since 1948.
A retired farmer, he served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
On May 23, 1953, he married Mary E. Bishop in Marshall, Mo. She survives of the home.
Mr. Hansen was preceded in death by his parents, James J. and Bertha; two sisters, Ora McCormick and Nadine Sunderman; and a brother, Oliver.
Additional survivors: three sons, Oscar J. Jr., Ozark, Mo., Richard L., Phoenix, and James A., Conception Junction; a brother, Galen, Independence, Mo.; a sister, Patricia Bronson, Lone Jack, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Mo. Burial: Barnard, Mo., Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
GIG HARBOR, Wash. -- Lois (Smith) Kerstiens, 73, Gig Harbor, formerly of Camden Point, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at a hospital in Tacoma, Wash.
Born in St. Joseph on Jan. 18, 1926, Mrs. Kerstiens was reared in the Camden Point area and graduated from the Camden Point high school.
On Dec. 12, 1948, she married H.M. Kerstiens. After their marriage, they lived in Anchorage, Alaska, and Seattle before moving to Gig Harbor in 1997. He survives of the home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Edna I. Smith.
Additional survivors: a son, Kevin, Portland, Ore.; two daughters, Karen Augustine, Portland, and Kathe Kerstiens, Black Diamond, Wash.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Edgerton. The body has been cremated. Private family inurnment: in the Ridgely, Mo., Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Family Renewal Center, 140 Rainier Ave. South, Renton, WA 98053.
Oma L. Moad
BETHANY, Mo. -- Oma Lee (Brown) Moad, 88, Bethany, formerly of Pattonsburg, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at the hospital in Bethany.
Mrs. Moad and her husband, Earl, owned and operated a tavern in Pattonsburg for many years. She also worked at the Noll Memorial Hospital in Bethany after her husband's death.
Born on a farm near Santa Rosa, Mo., on Jan. 19, 1911, she attended the Virginia Ridge School, east of Pattonsburg.
She married Earl Moad. He died in 1966. Then she moved to Bethany.
Mrs. Moad also was preceded in death by her parents, Charles R. and Emma J. Brown; and two brothers, Floyd and Ermal Brown.
Surviving: a sister, Crystal M. Day, Salem, Ore.
Graveside service and burial: 10 a.m. today, Bethel Cemetery, Pattonsburg. Arrangements: Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany.
CAMERON, Mo. -- Noralie (Harmon) Neal, 91, Cameron, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at the Cameron hospital.
Born in Sorrel, Mo., on June 29, 1907, Mrs. Neal, a homemaker, was a graduate of the Browning, Mo., high school and Chillicothe, Mo., Business College.
On April 5, 1930, she married William Neal in Milan, Mo. He died in 1987.
Mrs. Neal also was preceded in death by a son, Doyle; her parents, Solomon and Goldie Harmon; a brother, John Harmon; a sister, Ilene Black; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Surviving: two sons, Billy, Bakersfield, Mo., and James H., Cameron; three daughters, Wilma Smith, Barbara Korneman and Betty Gibson, all of Cameron; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial: Graceland Memorial Cemetery, Cameron. Family visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cameron Nutrition Center in care of the funeral home.