Rodger E. Cordry
Rodger E. Cordry, 45, St. Joseph, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Cordry was employed by Wire Rope Corporation of America Inc., St. Joseph, for seven years.
Born Aug. 10, 1953, he was a graduate of Lafayette High School and attended Missouri Western State College, both of St. Joseph.
Mr. Cordry was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church, St. Joseph, and United Steel Workers of America, Local No. 5783.
On Nov. 9, 1979, he married Mary Kessler in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. Cordry was preceded in death by his father, Dale E.
Additional survivors: a son, Ryan T., St. Joseph; a daughter, Nicole E., of the home; his mother, Berenice Cordry, St. Joseph; and two brothers, Stanley D. and Kevin L., both of St. Joseph.
Service: noon Tuesday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 11 a.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Elsa G. Payne
GARNETT, Kan. - Elsa G. (Mills) Payne, 93, Garnett, formerly of St. Joseph, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a Garnett hospital.
Mrs. Payne, a homemaker, also worked for Smith Brothers Manufacturing, for many years, starting in 1931. She also worked in a restaurant in St. Joseph until 1984.
Born Aug. 2, 1905, in Woodward, Okla., she lived in St. Joseph, before moving back to Garnett 14 years ago.
On Oct. 26, 1935, she married Charles E. Payne. He died in 1973.
Mrs. Payne also was preceded in death by her parents, George S. and Clarissa Mills; three brothers, Claude, Dale and Dallas Mills; and two sisters, Chloe Dyer and Lena Nolte.
Surviving: a sister-in-law, Helen Mills, Plainville, Kan.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel, Garnett. Burial: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 7:30 to 8:30 tonight, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.
Beatrice M. Riney
SAVANNAH, Mo. - Beatrice M. "Bea" Riney, 93, Savannah, formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at a Savannah health-care center.
Born July 5, 1905, in Cherryvale, Kan., Mrs. Riney moved to Kansas City in 1929 to attend Research School of Nursing, where she became a registered nurse.
Mrs. Riney moved to Overland Park, Kan., in 1992, living there until 1996, when she moved to Savannah.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pius E. Riney, in 1982.
Surviving: a son, Bill CFC, Overland Park; a daughter, Alice Wermuth, Hammond, Ind.; a sister, Barbara Logan, St. Joseph; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Lenexa, Kan. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church. A rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to LaVerna Heights, Savannah.
Meda L. Schoonover
ALTAMONT, Mo. - Meda L. (James) Schoonover, 93, Altamont, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a Cameron, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Schoonover, a homemaker, also farmed in the Altamont area for most of her life.
Born Nov. 27, 1905, in Pattonsburg, Mo., she attended high school in Nevada, Mo.
On July 10, 1923, she married Eldia L. Schoonover in Gallatin, Mo. He died in 1968.
Mrs. Schoonover also was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Carrie James; a brother, Emil James; and a sister, Pearl Klontz.
Surviving: a son, Louis, Altamont; three daughters, Margaret Meseberg, Jameson, Mo., Catherine Wolfe, Cameron, and Carol Owens, Bonner Springs, Kan.; two sisters, Jewel Loudermilk, Bronaugh, Mo., and Naomi Coambes, Nevada; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Altamont United Methodist Church. Burial: Mount Ayr Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation: after 10 a.m. today, Hope-Eldringhoff Funeral Home, Gallatin, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight. Memorial contributions may be sent to Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, or United Methodist Church, Altamont, in care of the funeral home.
Jamie M. Simpson
MIDLAND, Texas - Jamie Michelle Simpson, 19, Midland, formerly of Hiawatha, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at her home.
Miss Simpson was employed at the Hiawatha Fitness Center and Gus' Restaurant during her high school years. She also was employed by Trendy-T's, Midland.
Born Nov. 23, 1979, in Las Vegas, she moved to Hiawatha when she was six. Miss Simpson attended Hiawatha public Schools and Midland Community College.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Hiawatha.
Miss Simpson was preceded in death by a sister, Heather; her maternal grandparents, Jack and Inabelle Crandall; and her paternal grandmother, Della.
Surviving: her mother and step father, Lana and James Reigle, Hiawatha; her father and step mother, James and Valerie, Albuquerque, N.M.; three sister, Stacy A. Simpson, Savannah, Mo., Anna McBride, Lewisville, Texas, and Kathy Garcia, Midland; two brothers, Matthew Simpson, Albuquerque, and James Reigle, New Bruansfuls, Texas; her grandparents, Roy and Laura Simpson, Wichita, Kan., Anna Reigle, Hiawatha, Milton and Florence Feld, Flushing, N.Y., and Raedine Crandall, Augusta, Kan.
Memorial service: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha. Inurnment: at a later date, Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. The body has been cremated. Family visitation: 7 to 8 tonight. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Jamie Simpson Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home, 519 N. First St., Hiawatha 66434.
TRIMBLE, Mo. - Larry Smith, 76, Trimble, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mr. Smith worked at Trans World Airlines, Kansas City, for over 20 years. He also farmed in the Trimble area.
Born Sept. 24, 1922, in Axtell, Kan., Mr. Smith was a graduate of Parkville High School.
He was a member of the Stoney Point, Mo., Presbyterian Church. Mr. Smith was also a member of the Plattsburg School Board.
On Dec. 31, 1950, he married Virginia M. Fox of Rock Island, Okla. After their marriage, they lived in Kansas City, until moving in 1963 near Stoney Point. His wife, Virginia, survives of the home.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Susie.
Additional survivors: five sons, Darrell and Roger, both of Smithville, Mo., Howard, Trimble, Dale, Phoenix, Ariz., and Lloyd, Houston, Texas; a daughter, Lavonne Morrisey, Smithville; a brother, Charles, Aurora, Colo.; a sister, Mary Blackwell, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and 11 grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Stony Point Presbyterian Church, rural Trimble. Burial: Stoney Point Cemetery, rural Trimble. Family visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Edgerton, Mo. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Stony Point Presbyterian Church or the Stony Point Cemetery, Trimble.
Dorothy L. Spilman
ATCHISON, Kan. - Dorothy L. (Scherer) Spilman, 47, Atchison, died of cancer Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Spilman worked as a certified nurses aid at the Atchison Hospital, and also worked in private nursing for a few people.
Born May 12, 1941, in St. Joseph, she was a graduate of Atchison County Community High School. She was a member of the St. Louis Church, Good Intent, Kan.
On Aug. 18, 1972, she married William C. Spilman in Atchison, where he survives of the home.
Mrs. Spilman was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence H. Scherer.
Additional survivors: three sons, Brad, Brian and Bruce, all of Atchison; her mother, Betty Scherer, Atchison; three brothers, Henry, Jerome and Carl Scherer, all of Atchison; two sisters, Rita Jones and Marilyn Scherer, both of Atchison; and seven grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Burial: Alderson Cemetery, Good Intent. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with family visitation following until 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Atchison Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Pauline C. Brown
OSCEOLA, Iowa -- Pauline Claire (McIntosh) Brown, 74, Osceola, formerly of Mercer, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a health-care center in Osceola.
Born in Mercer on Sept. 24, 1924, Mrs. Brown was reared there and lived in Des Moines, Iowa, and other Iowa towns before moving to Osceola, where she had spent most of her adult life.
She was a graduate of the Mercer high school and had worked as waitress.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Brown; her parents, Charles H. and Mable C. McIntosh; and two brothers, Forrest and Winton McIntosh.
Surviving: two daughters, Mildred Lewis, Little Rock, Ark., and Theresa Shields, Mercer; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Middlepoint Cemetery, west of Mercer. Visitation: 8 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, at the Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel, Lineville, Iowa. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Irma J. Bruce
ROCK PORT, Mo. -- Irma June (Tallant) Daugherty Bruce, 77, Rock Port, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at the Fairfax, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Bruce had been employed by the Interstate Nursery in Hamburg, Iowa. She also had owned and operated a restaurant in Malvern, Iowa.
Born in St. Joseph on June 1, 1921, she moved to Phelps City, Mo., in 1931 and Rock Port in 1986. She was a member of the Phelps City United Methodist Church.
In March of 1937, she married Dale S. Daugherty. They lived in Edmonds, Wash., before moving to Phelps City in 1944. He died in 1959.
Then on Dec. 31, 1960, she married Charles F. Bruce. They made their home in Phelps City and moved to Rock Port in 1986. He died in 1995.
Mrs. Bruce also was preceded in death by her parents, Charles F. and Polly E. Tallant; and two brothers and three sisters.
Surviving: a daughter, Dale Jean Windom, Bridgewater, S.D.; a brother, LeRoy Tallant, Omaha, Neb.; and a sister, Mary Bailey, Phelps City.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port. The body has been cremated. Inurnment: Hunter Cemetery, Rock Port. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Hunter Cemetery Association in Rock Port.
Catherine Figueras, 33, St. Joseph, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at her residence.
Miss Figueras was employed as a social worker for the Division of Family Services in Kansas City since 1996.
Born in New York City, she had lived there most of her life. She also had resided in Huntington, N.Y.; Long Beach, Calif.; and Boston, before moving to St. Joseph 31/2 years ago.
She was a graduate of the Huntington high school, and attended New York University and earned a bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York-Story Brook. Miss Figueras was a member of Temple Adath Joseph in St. Joseph.
Surviving: her father, Thomas, Gaithersburg, Md.; her mother, Mary K. Figueras, Maryville, Mo.; a sister, Susan Rounds, St. Joseph; and Janita Van Derwalt of the home, who had cared for her.
The funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 22, at the Temple Adath Joseph in St. Joseph. Burial was in the Shaare Sholem Cemetery of St. Joseph. Arrangements were by Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care in St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to Temple Adath Joseph or a charity of the donor's choice.
Terrence P. Fitzmaurice
Terrence P. Fitzmaurice, 47, St. Joseph, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Fitzmaurice worked for the Burlington-Northern Railroad as a brakeman and conductor since 1973. He also served in the Air National Guard.
Born in St. Joseph on Sept. 6, 1951, he was a graduate of the former Christian Brothers High School and attended Missouri Western State College, both of St. Joseph.
He was of the Catholic faith, and a member of the Fairview Men's Club and was a golfer; and American Bowling Congress. He also was involved in coaching youth sports in St. Joseph.
On Feb. 10, 1979, he married Debra Auxier in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. Fitzmaurice was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Additional survivors: a son, Sean P., serving with the Navy; two daughters, Kelly L. and Kathleen Bryn Fitzmaurice, both of the home; his parents, Terry and Eva, St. Joseph; a brother, Larry, Denver; and a grandchild.
Arrangements are pending at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Girls Fast Pitch Softball Association, 1616 Main St., St. Joseph, MO 64505, or the Fairview Junior Golf Program in care of the Fairview Golf Course, 33rd and Pacific streets, St. Joseph, MO 64507.
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Harold Gingrich, 87, Maryville, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Gingrich drove a transport for Phares Oil Co. of Maryville until his retirement.
Born July 4, 1911, in Maryville, he was a lifelong resident of the Maryville area. He graduated from Maryville High School and was a member of First Christian Church in Maryville.
On Sept. 10, 1934, he married Helen A. Jones in Maryville. She survives of the home.
Mr. Gingrich was preceded in death by his parents, Edward J. and Matilda K.
Additional survivors: a son, Robert D., Overland Park, Kan.; a brother, Dean, Barnard, Mo.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or St. Francis Hospice, both in Maryville.