Orville P. Meseberg
JAMESON, Mo. -- Orville Peter Meseberg, 74, Jameson, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at a hospital in Cameron, Mo.
Mr. Meseberg lived and farmed near Altamont, Mo., until moving to Gallatin, Mo., in 1976. He lived in Jameson since 1985.
Born Feb. 20, 1924, in Edgar, Wis., he was a graduate of Edgar High School. He served with the Marine Corps during World War II.
Mr. Meseberg was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2172, both of Gallatin.
On June 8, 1945, he married Margaret Schoonover in Moorehead, N.C. She survives of the home.
Mr. Meseberg was preceded in death by his parents, William and Rose; and several brothers and sisters.
Additional survivors: three sons, August, Altamont, Arthur, Woodbridge, Va., and Anthony, Liberty, Mo.; three daughters, Barbara Hewitt, Deleplane, Va., Vivian S. Toellner, Kansas City, and Donna Cline, Trenton, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 2 p.m. Saturday, Mount Ayr Cemetery, south of Altamont. Military services at the grave will be conducted under the auspices of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2172, Gallatin. Visitation: after 8 a.m. Friday, Hope-Eldringhoff Funeral Home, Gallatin. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Anna A. Messbarger
KEARNEY, Neb. -- Anna A. (O'Day) Messbarger, 98, Kearney, formerly of St. Joseph, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at a health-care center in Kearney.
Born in Parnell, Mo., on Jan. 21, 1901, Mrs. Messbarger lived in Parnell for 39 years and then the family moved to St. Joseph, where she resided for 54 years. She was a resident of Kearney for five years.
She was a graduate of the Benedictine Academy in Clyde, Mo., and was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 3rd Order of St. Benedict, Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella and Patroness Club of the former Christian Brothers High School in St. Joseph.
On June 12, 1921, she married Fred A. Messbarger in Parnell. He died in 1961.
Mrs. Messbarger also was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Hager; her parents, John and Katherine O'Day; a sister, Marie O'Day; and three grandchildren.
Surviving: seven sons, Charles, Kearney, John, Belleville, Ill., Edward, San Angelo, Texas, Richard, Kingsville, Texas, Francis, Alamo, Texas, Gerald, Omaha, Neb., and Dr. Paul, Chicago; a daughter, Geraldine Morris, Naples, Fla.; 37 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 10 a.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, where a Daughters of Isabella rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Friday and a parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the Conception Seminary College, Conception, Mo.; or to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Joseph.
Mildred A. Nestler
Mildred A. (Richards) Nestler, 89, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
For over 45 years, Mrs. Nestler was a registered nurse. She completed her nurse's training at the former Sisters Hospital, which was later St. Joseph Hospital, and worked there and at the former Methodist Hospital, all of St. Joseph, until retiring in 1975.
Born in Wathena, Kan., on June 27, 1909, she was a former resident of Colorado and California, but spent most of life in St. Joseph.
A member of the Methodist faith, she was a member of the former Trinity Methodist Church and Local Registered Nurses Association.
Mrs. Nestler was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram Richards and Bertha Richards Irby.
Surviving: a daughter, Marilyn Schellhorn, Hot Springs National Park, Ark.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. The body has been cremated. Private family inurnment: Mount Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph. Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor's choice.
TRENTON, Mo. -- Fay (Dodd) Provance, 77, Trenton, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at a Trenton hospital.
Born Jan. 14, 1922, in Melbourne, Mo., Mrs. Provance was reared in the Melbourne and Brimson, Mo., communities. She attended Brimson schools.
On April 28, 1951, she married Herschel B. Provance in Trenton. After their marriage, they lived in Jamesport, Mo., before returning to Trenton to make their home. Her husband, Herschel, died in 1998.
Mrs. Provance also was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Grace G. Dodd; three brothers and two sisters.
Surviving: a daughter, Peggy Cook, Kansas City; a son, Joe, Greenwood, Mo.; a sister, Emma Wiley, Trenton; and four grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 1 p.m. today, Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Trenton. There is no scheduled family visitation. Arrangements: Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton.
Ruth E. Rainey
STANBERRY, Mo. -- Ruth E. (Thurber) Rainey, 92, Stanberry, formerly of St. Joseph, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at a hospital in Albany, Mo.
Mrs. Rainey retired as co-owner and co-manager of Rainey's Super Market, Stanberry.
Born Jan. 31, 1907, in St. Joseph, she lived there and in Kansas City before moving to Stanberry many years ago. She was a graduate of Central High School, St. Joseph.
Mrs. Rainey was a member of the Stanberry United Methodist Church.
On Aug. 19, 1929, she married William R. Rainey in St. Joseph. He died in 1989.
Mrs. Rainey also was preceded in death by her parents, Charles E. and Pearl Thurber; and a brother, Bud Thurber.
Surviving: a son, Jim, Stanberry; a daughter, Nancy Hamilton, Evansville, Ind.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Saturday, High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Johnson Funeral Home, Stanberry.
Paul K. Ramsey
IRVINE, Calif. -- Paul Kneale Ramsey, 82, Irvine, formerly of Fillmore, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at a hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif.
Mr. Ramsey was associated with the Ramsey Brothers Grocery Store and Ramsey Garage in Fillmore before moving to California in 1956, where he worked as a foreman at General Telephone until his retirement in 1977.
Born Dec. 17, 1916, near New Point, Mo., he was a graduate of Fillmore High School and attended the Chillicothe (Mo.) Business College.
Mr. Ramsey served with the Army during World War II, and was a member of the Methodist faith.
On July 15, 1939, he married Lois Spice in Savannah, Mo. She survives of the home.
Mr. Ramsey was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Grace.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Patricia Ford, Irvine; a son, Ralph, Downey, Calif.; a brother, Ray, St. Joseph; a sister, Florence E., St. Joseph; three grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Services for Mr. Ramsey were held Feb. 4, 1999, at Rainbow Chapel, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif. Burial was in the Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier.
Paul W. Schmidt
ALBERT LEA, Minn. -- Paul W. Schmidt, 80, Albert Lea, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at the home of his daughter Sheryl Staehling in Bethany, Mo.
Born in Farnhamville, Iowa, on April 3, 1918, Mr. Schmidt, a retired farmer, lived in the Albert Lea area since 1951.
On Dec. 27, 1941, Mr. Schmidt married Doris M. Wetter in Kirksville, Mo. She survives of the home.
Mr. Schmidt was preceded in death by a son, Paul A.; his parents, Paul and Bertha; three sisters, Margaret Peterson, Freieda Fincham and Erna Schmidt.
Additional survivors: four other daughters, Carol L. Williams, Hopkins, Minn., Linda R. Galkin, Hayward, Minn., Susan J. Studier, Eveleth, Minn., and Patricia A. Dahl, Stewartsville, Minn.; a son, Kenneth R., Kensett, Iowa; four sisters, Elsie Hanson, Lyle, Minn., Trudy Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, Bertha Richardson, Albert Lea, and Ann Anderson, Gowrie, Iowa; two brothers, Willie, Payson, Ariz., and Kurt, Farnhamville; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Service: at a later date, Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home, Albert Lea. Also arrangements: Bethany Memorial Chapel, Bethany.
Lawrence P. Stanley
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Lawrence P. "Hop" Stanley, 84, Savannah, formerly of St. Joseph, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at a health-care center in Savannah.
Mr. Stanley was a service station attendant at various locations and was a door-to-door salesman for L.B. Price Mercantile in St. Joseph and Kansas.
Born in Horton, Kan., on Jan. 7, 1915, he lived in St. Joseph since 1943 and later moved to a health-care center in Savannah. He was a Protestant.
On May 18, 1938, he married Stella M. Hixson in Hiawatha, Kan. She survives in Savannah.
Mr. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Ruby; five brothers, Joseph, Harry, John, Sherman and Donald; and a sister, Frances Stanley.
Additional survivors: two daughters, Donna L. Davis, Savannah, and Kay Leidy, St. Joseph; two brothers, Daniel C., Kansas City, and Jackie M., Seattle; a sister, Louise Gilliland, Seattle; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 11 a.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight.
Jessie E. Stinnett
OREGON, Mo. -- Jessie Elizabeth (Hughes) Stinnett, 90, Oregon, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at an Oregon health-care center.
Mrs. Stinnett was employed by the former Pleasant Hill Rest Home in Oregon for 16 years.
Born southeast of Oregon on Dec. 8, 1908, she lived most of her life in the Oregon area. She attended the Mayflower and Monarch rural schools in Holt County, Mo.
On Nov. 10, 1925, she married Clarence Stinnett in Oregon. He died in 1990.
Mrs. Stinnett also was preceded in death by a son, Larry; her parents, Nathaniel N. and Susan A. Hughes; four brothers, Marion, Mitchell, David and Daniel Hughes; and two sisters, Catharine Fields and Virgil Mead.
Surviving: two sons, Babe, Skidmore, Mo., and Loren, Maysville, Mo.; two daughters, Marcia Stinnett, St. Joseph, and Myrna Renoud, Wellsville, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a step great-grandchild; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday, Breit & Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah, Mo. Burial: Fillmore, Mo., Cemetery. Visitation: after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the Fillmore Cemetery Fund, 5970 CTY Road, 47 Fillmore, MO 64449.
Helen L. Wheeler
CLEARMONT, Mo. -- Helen Louise (Harness) Wheeler, 73, Clearmont, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at her residence.
Born near Westboro, Mo., on April 25, 1925, Mrs. Wheeler graduated from the Elmo (Mo.) high school. She also attended Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville for vocational training.
A homemaker, she lived on the farm with her husband before his retirement. They have lived in Clearmont for 13 years.
Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the Christian Church in Blanchard, Iowa.
On Feb. 11, 1944, she married Norval Wheeler in Kansas City, Kan. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Wheeler was preceded in death by a son, James; her parents, Sherman and Minnie Harness; a sister, Lucille; and a great-grandchild.
Additional survivors: four sons, Gerald, Skidmore, Mo., Dennis, College Springs, Iowa, Donald, Clearmont, and Kevin, Clarinda, Iowa; two daughters, Sheryl Slaten, Clearmont, and Karla Williams, Clarinda; a brother, J.D. Harness, Yakima, Wash.; a sister, Emma R. Acton, Richland, Wash.; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Clearmont Baptist Church. Burial: Clearmont Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda. The family suggests memorials for the Heart Fund.
Ellene D. Wiggins
Ellene D. Wiggins, 76, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Born in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 31, 1923, Miss Wiggins lived in St. Joseph for several years. She was a homemaker.
Miss Wiggins was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Inez; and a stepsister, Marie Herald.
Surviving: a daughter, Carolyn Puriskie, Villisca, Iowa; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
There will be no services or visitation for Miss Wiggins. The body has been cremated, and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation. Arrangements: Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph.
Eddie P. Butler
ALBANY, Mo. -- Eddie Paul Butler, 67, Albany, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at the Albany hospital.
Mr. Butler was employed by the United States government for 30 years. During that time, he worked for the Soil Conservation Department and Postal Service. After retiring, he was twice elected Gentry County, Mo., commissioner, and was serving a term at the time of his death.
Born in Albany on Nov. 2, 1931, he served in the Missouri National Guard for 32 years and retired as a first sergeant of the 129th Field Artiliary Battery A.
Mr. Butler was a member of the First Christian Church and Athens Lodge No. 127, A.F.&A.M., both of Albany.
On June 6, 1953, he married Margie Baker in Albany. She survives of the home.
Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his father, State Representative Luna.
Additional survivors: a son, Stephan E., Liberty, Mo.; a daughter, Brenda S. Butler, Jefferson City, Mo.; his mother, Pauline Butler, Jefferson City; a sister, Joan Pool, Jefferson City; and a grandchild.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany. Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Albany. Visitation: after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund in care of the funeral chapel.