Mary L. Deskins
FORSYTH, Mo. - Mary Louise (Gott) Deskins, 72, Forsyth, formerly of Jamesport, Mo., died Monday, March 8, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Deskins, a farmer, worked as a waitress in Bethany, Mo. and for Green Thumb in the Reassessment Office.
Born Dec. 2, 1926, in Jamesport, Mo. Mrs. Deskins was a graduate of Jamesport High School. She moved to Forsyth in 1982.
Mrs. Deskins was a member of and a Sunday School teacher for Blue Ridge, Mo., Christian Union Church. She was a member of Taney Talents in Forsyth where she had served as president.
On March 9, 1946, she married Eldon L. Deskins. He died in 1990.
Mrs. Deskins also was preceded death by her son, Billy D. Sr.; her parents, Ira and Elva Gott; a sister, Lucille Harris; and a brother, Everett L. Gott.
Surviving: three sons, James E., and David L., both of Forsyth; Keith E., Bethany, Mo.; a daughter, Linda Robertson, Gilman City, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Kissee Mortuary and Chapel, Forsyth. Burial: Springfield,(Mo.) National Cemetery. Visitation: today until 1 p.m. Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of America, Inc., 1756 Bee Creek Road, Suite G, Branson, Mo. 65616.
Mary V. Estes
Mary V. (Clark) Estes, 76, St. Joseph, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Born in St. Joseph on Feb. 14, 1923, Mrs. Estes had lived most of her life in St. Joseph. She was a member of the Protestant faith.
On Aug. 23, 1941, she married Willis R. Estes in St. Joseph. He died in 1997.
Mrs. Estes also was preceded in death by her parents, Roy H. and Ella V. Clark.
Surviving: a daughter, Judith A. Hern, St. Joseph; a son, David C., Cameron, Mo.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 10 a.m. Thursday, Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6 to 8 tonight, at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph.
Ruth I. Gage
Ruth I. (Miller) Gage, 88, St. Joseph, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Gage and her husband, Glen, had owned and operated Gage Amusements for 20 years. The carnival was taken throughout the country, but mainly in the Midwest.
Born in Wathena, Kan., on Feb. 20, 1911, she had lived most of her life in St. Joseph. A homemaker, she was of the Christian faith.
On July 30, 1934, she married Glen E. Gage in Kansas City. He died in 1993.
Mrs. Gage also was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel C. and Lillie M. Miller; three sisters, Lola Witt, Berniece Walker and Gladys Miller; and two brothers, Ed and Robert Miller.
Surviving: a niece, Theresa M. Gall, St. Joseph; a nephew, Gary L. Miller of the home; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 3 p.m. today, at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church Food Pantry.
Hubert L. Hillebrand
SPRINGDALE, Ark. - Hubert Lawrence Hillebrand, 80, Springdale, formerly of St. Joseph, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at a hospital in Springdale.
Mr. Hillebrand had been employed as a tool and die maker until retiring. He also had served in the Army and Navy during World War II.
Born in Beloit, Kan., on May 13, 1918, he had lived in St. Joseph and was a graduate of the former Christian Brothers High School in St. Joseph.
He was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church, Springdale, where he was active in the Legion of Mary, of which he was president.
On Nov. 1, 1939, he married Patricia Montgomery in St. Joseph. She is deceased.
Mr. Hillebrand also was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Bertha.
Surviving: a daughter, Rita Jabat, Springdale; a sister, Rita Smiglewski, Kansas City; and a stepgrandchild.
Mass of Christian Burial: 1 p.m. Friday, St. Raphael Catholic Church, Springdale. Burial: Bluff Cemetery, Springdale. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home, Springdale, where family visitation will follow until 8:30 p.m.
Janet I. Hyatt
SLIDELL, La. - Janet Irene (Hovey) Hyatt, 56, Slidell, formerly of St. Joseph, was found dead on Monday March 1, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Hyatt had been employed as a cashier at Speedy's in Slidell. She also had worked for the former Whitaker Cable Corp., Sister's Hospital and Farmland Industries, all of St. Joseph. She had served in the Army Medical Corps from 1959 to 1961.
Born in St. Joseph on May 16, 1942, she had lived in St. Joseph prior to moving to Slidell. She attended school in Faucett, Mo.
She married Larry McPherson. He died in 1979. Then she married Joe Hyatt. He survives in Carriere, Miss.
Mrs. Hyatt also was preceded in death by a son, Dennis McPherson; her parents, John Sr. and Mary A. Hovey; and two brothers, Paul and John Hovey Jr.
Surviving: two sons, George McPherson, Kansas City, and David McPherson of the home; two daughters, Eva DeLaune, Slidell, and Lorraine Treadaway, Luling, La.; a brother, Mike Hovey, St. Joseph; four sisters, Pat Boose, Rosendale, Mo., Sharon Willey and Linda Ferguson, both of St. Joseph, and Barbara Decker, Savannah, Mo.; and 12 grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Friday, March 5, at the Williams Funeral Home in Pearl River, La. Burial was in Pearl River.
DAWN, Mo. - Doris (Hughes) Ireland, 67, Dawn, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at a Chillicothe, Mo., health-care center.
Mrs. Ireland worked for the Boss glove Factory in Chillicothe.
Born Oct. 28, 1931, in Hebron, Neb., Mrs. Ireland, a homemaker, was a graduate of Chillicothe High School.
On July 3, 1953, she married Isaac Ireland in Harrison, Ark. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Ireland was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Hughes; and a brother Hall Hughes.
Additional Survivors: three brothers, Marshall Hughes, Chillicothe, Ezra Hughes Jr., Dawn, and Glenn Hughes, Warsaw, Mo.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Burial: Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe. Visitation: after 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight, and until service time Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Ellis Fichelle Cancer unit in care of Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601.
Ruth R. McBee
BRAYMER, Mo. - Ruth Ramona (Rice) McBee, 69, Braymer, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at a Smithville, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. McBee was a bank teller until her retirement.
Born July 19, 1929, in Braymer, Mrs. McBee, was a member of Braymer United Methodist Church and treasurer of Braymer Alumni Association.
Mrs. McBee was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd McBee; and her parents, Otto and Gladys Rice.
Surviving: a daughter, Toni Shrewsbury, Lathrop, Mo.; four sons, Ron R., Sturgeon, Mo., Terry, Braymer, Jerry, Clark, Mo., and Stoney, Lathrop; a brother, Raimen Rice, Hamilton, Mo.; a Foster son, Dan Calton, Braymer; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday, Braymer United Methodist Church. The body will be cremated. Family visitation: from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Pitts Funeral Home, Braymer. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, Braymer or Braymer Alumni Association.
Claribel (Albright) McClain, 86, St. Joseph, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. McClain had been employed as a chemist in the lab of Quaker Oats for 14 years. She also was a chemistry teacher in Port Whittier, Alaska, when Alaska was admitted as a state.
Born in St. Joseph on Aug. 12, 1912, she had spent most of her life in St. Joseph. She was a graduate of Central High School; and earned a bachelor of science degree in home economics from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa; and a masters degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. McClain was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and attended Francis Street First United Methodist Church. She also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and had 10 ancestors in the Revolutionary War and authored two family books chronicling the Albright families.
On May 29, 1948, she married Finis McClain in St. Joseph. He survives of the home. Mrs. McClain was preceded in death by her parents, James and Madeline Albright; a sister, Sarah Albright; and a brother, Bill C. Albright.
Additional survivors: a daughter, M. Melissa McClain-Wegmann, St. Louis, Mo.; a son, George W., St. Joseph; and six grandchildren.
Service: 3 p.m. Friday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
David L. Richey
MOUND CITY, Mo. - David Lee Richey, 42, Mound City, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Richey was born in Clarinda, Iowa, on March 26, 1956. He had lived in Mound City for the past 12 years.
He graduated from Oakland (Calif.) High School and was employed in upholstery work.
On March, 22, 1980, he married Teresa R. Patterson in Maryville. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Michele of the home; a son, David Lee Jr. of the home; his father, Bobby D., Oakdale, Calif.; his mother and stepfather, Elizabeth and Charley Schrupp, St. Joseph; a sister, Diana L. Dixon, San Lorenzo, Calif.; and his grandmother, Veletta Mae Mintzmyer, the state of California.
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Burial: Workman Chapel, Maryville. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home, Memorials are suggested to the David Richey Memorial Fund.
Doris F. Sanson
HAMILTON, Mo. - Doris Fay (Clevenger) Sanson, 72, Hamilton, formerly of Breckenridge, Mo., died Monday, March 8, 1999, at a Hamilton health-care center.
Mrs. Sanson had worked at the Lambert Glove Factory and the Hamilton Shoe Factory for 20 years each.
Born Dec. 12, 1926, in Cowgill, Mo., Mrs. Sanson was a homemaker.
On Nov. 27, 1948, she married Paul W. Sanson in Chillicothe, Mo. He is deceased.
Mrs. Sanson also was preceded in death by two sons, Forrest and David L. Green; her parents, Daniel and Mary E. Clevenger; her step mother, Doris Clevenger; and a grandchild.
Surviving: three sons, Tom, Chillicothe, Leo, and T.J. both of Breckenridge; two daughters, Ruth Wheelbarger, Trenton, Mo., and Dollie Durni, Chillicothe; three brothers, Dean Clevenger, Kansas City, Kan., Darel Clevenger, Independence, Mo., and Charles Clevenger, Hawaii; four sisters, Orvilla Hays, Sibley, Mo., May Vanderpool, Independence, Mo., Sandra Martin, Arkansas, and Betty Sanders, Kansas City; 20 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, United Methodist Church, Breckenridge. Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Breckenridge. Visitation: after 8 a.m. Saturday at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society in care of Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601.
Katherine W. Sipple
BETHESDA, Md. -- Katherine W. Sipple, 93, Bethesda, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at a Bethesda health-care center.
Miss Sipple, the granddaughter of the late John S. Lemon, who in 1898 founded the Tootle-Lemon and Co. private bank of St. Joseph, was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 15, 1905. She had resided in Washington, D.C., for many years.
She was a graduate of the Ethel Walker School in St. Louis.
Miss Sipple was preceded in death by her parents, William C. Jr. and Mary Sipple; and two sisters, Mary Lambert and Anne Scott.
Surviving: a nephew, Arthur G. Lambert, New York City, N.Y.
There will be a private family service and entombment in the Lemon Mausoleum at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in St. Joseph. Arrangements were by the Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care of St. Joseph.
Dewey N. Smith
Dewey Nelson Smith, 39, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Smith was born on May 9, 1959, in Warreton, Va. He had lived in St. Joseph the past 20 years.
He was of the Christian faith.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Henry.
Surviving: his mother, Lyda Smith, St. Joseph; three brothers, Henry, St. Joseph, Clarence, Gower, Mo., and Curtis, Independence, Kan.; and three sisters, Pamela Pritchett, Sandra Jordan and Polly Smith, all of St. Joseph.
Graveside service and burial: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Arrangements: Rupp Funeral Home.
Grace E. Stuart
MILAN, Mo. - Grace Ellen (Rose) Stuart, 76, Milan, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at a Kirksville, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Stuart was born Dec. 8, 1992, in Trenton, Mo., where she attended school and graduated from Trenton High School.
She lived in East St. Louis, Ill., for several years before recently moving to Milan.
Mrs. Stuart was a member of the Trenton R.L.D.S. Church.
There are no immediate survivors.
Service: 1 p.m. today, Slater Funeral Home, Trenton. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton.