J.C. Zimmerman, 92, St. Joseph, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at a St. Joseph health-care center.
Mr. Zimmerman worked for 35 years in the package shipping department of Quaker Oats, St. Joseph, retiring in 1971.
Born May 11, 1906, in St. Joseph, he was a lifelong resident there. He was a member of the Christian faith, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269, A.F. & A.M., 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Moila Temple Shrine and the Hi Twelve Club No. 49, all of St. Joseph.
Mr. Zimmerman was preceded in death by his wife, Lavetta H. Zimmerman; his parents, Joseph C. Sr. and Bertha I.; and a sister, Martha J. Petty.
Surviving: a son, Charles F., Coatesville, Ind.; a daughter, Carrol J. Patterson, Hartwell, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Service: 3 p.m. Saturday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after noon today, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Memorials contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Erma (Wilson) Adams, 73, Maryville, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at a hospital in Independence, Mo.
Mrs. Adams served as director of the Volunteer Action Center, Maryville, for the last 13 years.
Born July 17, 1925, in New Point, Mo., she was a graduate of the Oregon (Mo.) High School. She later moved to Maryville, where she married Melvin G. Adams on May 12, 1984. He died in 1994.
Mrs. Adams was a member of St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Eagle's Auxiliary, James Edward Gray American Legion Auxiliary and the Garden Club, all of Maryville.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Winnie B. Wilson; and a brother, George Wilson.
Surviving: a son, Galeon Campbell, Hales Corners, Wis.; three stepsons, Glen, Pleasant Hill, Mo., Larry, Independence, and Billy, Urich, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Garrett, Collins, Mo., and Diana Evans, Urich; two sisters, Edith Frey, Oskoloosa, Iowa, and Betty McComb, Oregon.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Monday, St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Maryville. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Oregon. Family visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
MAYSVILLE, Mo. -- Marion Canfield, 79, Maysville, died Friday Jan. 8, 1999, at a hospital in Cameron, Mo.
Miss Canfield worked as a telephone operator for many years in Maysville.
Born Feb. 7, 1919, in Maysville, she was a member of the Maysville United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women of the church. She also was a member of the Fortnightly Music Club and Order of the Eastern Star, both of Maysville.
Miss Canfield was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Clara.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday, Bram Funeral Home, Maysville. Burial: Civil Bend Christian Cemetery, Civil Bend, Mo. No family visitation is scheduled.
CAMERON, Mo. -- A.L. "Dink" Chapman, 89, Cameron, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at a Cameron health-care center.
Mr. Chapman was owner and operator of the Chapman Dairy and Chapman Refrigeration Services, both of Cameron.
Born Jan. 31, 1908, in Longford, Ireland, he moved to Cameron in 1918, and was a graduate of Cameron High School.
Mr. Chapman was a member of Vincil Lodge No. 62, AF&AM, and the Chamber of Commerce, both of Cameron, and Moila Temple Shrine, St. Joseph.
On Feb. 12, 1935, he married Teresa Thirifay in Cameron. She died in 1997.
Mr. Chapman also was preceded in death by his parents, George and Janet; two brothers, Tom and Todd; and a sister, Poppy.
Surviving: two sons, Mike, Belton, Mo., and Todd, Kearny, Mo.; a daughter, Carolyn Casey, Coronado, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Cameron. Family visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Helping Hands of the Wellness Clinic, Cameron, in care of the funeral home.
Madolin E. Hand
OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. -- Madolin Elaine "Cookie" (Wilkerson) Hand, 56, Oliver Springs, formerly of Chula, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at a hospital in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Born Jan. 17, 1942, in Roanoke, Va., Mrs. Hand lived near Chula before moving to Oliver Springs. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Julia Wilkerson; and a brother, Richard Kenzie.
Surviving: a son, Richard E. Thomas, Independence, Mo.; a daughter, Julia Howard, Kansas City; a brother, Edmond Wilkerson, Phoenix; a sister, Judy Gray, Oliver Springs; and eight grandchildren.
Service: 3:30 p.m. Monday, Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo. Burial: Rickett Cemetery, Chula. Visitation: after noon Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. No family visitation is scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.
James L. Johnson Sr.
James Lewis Johnson Sr., 85, St. Joseph, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at a St. Joseph health-care center.
Mr. Johnson worked as a plant engineer for St. Joseph Light & Power for 35 years, retiring in 1976. He also served with the Army during World War II.
Born Jan. 20, 1913, in St. Joseph, he was a member of the South Park United Methodist Church, St. Joseph.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Naoma; and his parents, Edwin and Mae.
Surviving: a son, James Jr., Prescott, Wis.; and a daughter, Terri L., St. Joseph.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Ashland Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 2 p.m. today, Rupp Funeral Home, where family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Keith A. Knight
AUBURN, Neb. -- Keith A. Knight, 16, Auburn, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 75, seven miles south of Auburn.
Mr. Knight was a sophomore at the Southeast Consolidated School, Stella, Neb., where he worked on the yearbook and was a member of the Science Club and 4-H Club.
Born Oct. 13, 1982, in Lincoln, Neb., he moved to Auburn with his family when he was 8 years old.
Surviving: his parents, Tony and Cathy, of the home; a sister, Samantha J., of the home; his maternal grandfather, Lester Rudder Sr., Pawnee City, Neb.; and his maternal grandmother, Virginia Rudder, Lincoln.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, Southeast Consolidated School, Stella. Burial: Verdon (Neb.) Cemetery. The body will arrive at the school at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Arrangements: Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City, Neb.
GALLATIN, Mo. -- Frank Pittsenbarger, 85, Gallatin, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at a Gallatin health-care center.
Born July 28, 1913, near Berlin, Mo., he was reared in Gentry County, Mo., and attended Roundtop School.
Mr. Pittsenbarger was a member of the Fairview (Mo.) Community Church, where he served as a trustee and former Sunday school superintendent. He also was a member of the Daviess County (Mo.) Farm Bureau.
On Dec. 28, 1935, he married Nina Beeler in Bethany, Mo. They farmed all of their married life north of Winston, Mo., in the Fairview community. After his retirement in 1993, they moved to Gallatin, where she survives of the home.
Mr. Pittsenbarger was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Leola; three brothers, Leo, Raymond and Garvin.
Additional survivors: two daughters, Linda Steward, Gallatin, and Sharon Johnson, Cameron, Mo.; three sons, Larry, Gallatin, Don, Winston, and Melvin, Rogers, Ark.; a sister, Venora Burton, Jameson, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Bram Funeral Home, Gallatin. Burial: Fairview Cemetery, south of Albany, Mo. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cameron Community Hospital home health agency and the Hedrick Medical Center home health agency, Chillicothe, Mo.
Ralph I. Schuman
WATHENA, Kan. -- Ralph I. Schuman, 80, Wathena, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Schuman was a heavy machine operator at Martin Marietta Quarries until his retirement in 1980.
Born Feb. 12, 1918, in Wathena, he served with the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Schuman was a member of the Baptist faith and American Legion Post No. 161, Wathena.
On Feb. 18, 1962, he married Marcella Greub in Hernando, Miss. They owned and operated Jelly's Tavern in Wathena in the early 1960s. His wife survives of the home.
Mr. Schuman was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Maggie; and two brothers, Milton and Ernest.
Additional survivors: a son, Ralph, Junction City, Kan.; a daughter, Debbie, Wathena; a brother, Harold, Wathena; a sister, Bertha Rohrer, Wathena; and two grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 2 p.m. Sunday, Bellemont Cemetery, Wathena, where a flag-folding ceremony will be conducted under the auspices of American Legion Post No. 161, Wathena. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight, Harman-Rohde Funeral Home, Wathena. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.
Kenneth E. Taylor
CAMERON, Mo. -- Kenneth Edmond Taylor, 77, Cameron, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Taylor worked as a truck driver and a farmer. He also served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Born April 13, 1921, in Cameron, he attended schools there. He also was a member of the Restoration Branch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cameron.
On Dec. 12, 1943, Mr. Taylor married Elsie M. Hall in San Antonio, Texas. She survives of the home.
Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by a daughter, Jodi Trowbridge; and his parents, Morris and Sadie.
Additional survivors: two sons, Charles R., Ontario, Ore., and C. David, Easton, Kan.; a daughter, Patricia A. Thompson, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; three brothers, Charles and Melvin, both of Cameron, and Bob, Liberty, Mo.; a sister, Shirley Campbell, Gower, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 7 p.m. Monday, Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Family visitation: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to McDaniel Cemetery or Goodtimers, Gower, in care of the funeral home.
Ruby L. Wood
MAYSVILLE, Mo. -- Ruby L. (Law) Wood, 95, Maysville, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at a hospital in Cameron, Mo.
Born June 25, 1903 in Stanberry, Mo., Mrs. Wood graduated from the Star Rural School, near Stanberry. In 1944, she moved to Amity, Mo., and then to Maysville in 1969.
Mrs. Wood, a homemaker, was a member of the Maysville First Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Union of the church.
On Jan. 21, 1921, she married Loren Wood. He died in 1989.
Mrs. Wood also was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Sadie Law; three brothers, Roy, Ovid and Wilber Law; four sisters, Nellie Lockwood, Hattie Walton, Velma Stephenson and Vertie Show; and two grandchildren.
Surviving: two daughters, Charlotte Jameson, Savannah, Mo., and Enid Funderburg, Stanberry; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Bram Funeral Home, Maysville. Burial: High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry. Family visitation: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mary L. Crnic
Mary Louise (Johnson) Crnic, 74, St. Joseph, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Crnic worked in the Buchanan County Assessor's Office before serving as the secretary at St. James School for 23 years.
Born Aug. 10, 1924, in St. Joseph, she attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, St. Joseph.
Mrs. Crnic was a member of St. James Catholic Church and American Legion Auxiliary, No. 11, both of St. Joseph.
On Nov. 11, 1949, she married Joseph Crnic in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Crnic was preceded in death by two daughters, Christina M. and Diana; her parents, Carl and Theresa Johnson; two brothers, Roy and Richard; and a sister, Theresa.
Surviving: a son, John, St. Joseph; two daughters, Nancy Leupold and Carol Wright, both of St. Joseph; two brothers, Francis, Corvallis, Ore., and Everett, Gladstone, Mo.; four sisters, Ruth Maple, Kansas City; Rosele Twenter, Harrisburg, Mo., Katie McGlothlin, Bowling Green, Ky., Aggie Seufert, Blue Springs, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. James Catholic Church. Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Monday night at Rupp Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the St. James Parish Center.
Charles Ellis, 91, St. Joseph, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999.
Born Oct. 18, 1907, in Verona, Mo., Mr. Ellis worked for Swift & Co., St. Joseph, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the World Wide Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Venora; his parents, Otis and Elva; two sons, Charles Jr. and Earl; a daughter, Eva; a brother, Raymond; and a sister, Rachel Noland.
Surviving: a son, John R., St. Joseph; three daughters, Jeanette Graves, Vickie Adams, and Ruth Taylor, all of St. Joseph; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Dearborn Cemetery, Dearborn, Mo. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 tonight.