Phyllis A. Mackley
Phyllis Ann (Pendergast) Mackley, 64, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Mackley was employed by the Woolworth Department Store for 35 years until it was closed.
Born in St. Joseph on Sept. 30, 1934, she was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph. She was of the Christian faith and a member of the auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6760.
On Nov. 28, 1953, she married William Mackley. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Mackley was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Anne M. Pendergast.
Additional survivors: two daughters, Marla Markham and Cathy Mackley, both of St. Joseph; a brother, William Pendergast, Cordova, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Caryol E. Masters
Caryol E. Masters, 72, St. Joseph, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at a St. Joseph health-care center after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Masters worked at the Masters Roofing and Siding Co., a family business begun by his father, for many years before his retirement. During World War II, he served in the Navy and Army.
Born in Enid, Okla., on Sept. 23, 1926, he had lived most of his life in St. Joseph.
On May 29, 1959, he married Charlene Parsons in Mound City, Mo. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors: a brother, Tony, Riverton, Wyo.; and a sister, Gwen Cress, St. Joseph.
The body has been cremated. Inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements were by Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care in St. Joseph.
Raymond Nelson Sr.
GILMAN CITY, Mo. - Raymond L. "Larry" Nelson Sr., 63, Gilman City, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Nelson worked in the sheet metal and air-conditioning industries. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Interstate 35 Racing Association, Winston, Mo.
Born Dec. 2, 1935, in Kansas City, Kan., he lived in the Kansas City area until moving to Gilman City 15 years ago.
Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents, Harold E. and Della T.; and a brother, Gene.
Surviving: two sons, Raymond L. Jr., Sun City, Calif., and Derek L., Mission, Kan.; two daughters, Dana L., Mission, and Debra L., Eudora, Kan.; two sisters, Kay Castro and Erlene Hurt, both of Independence, Mo.; a brother, Kenneth D., Harrisonville, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Family visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, Mo. There will be no service.
Beulah L. Nyhart
NEWPORT, Wash. - Beulah L. (Rigdon) Nyhart, Newport, formerly of Atchison, Kan., died Monday, March 8, 1999, in Newport.
Mrs. Nyhart was born on Nov. 30, 1903, in St. Petersburg, Ky. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Kansas City, Kan., and also was active in the Youth for Christ.
She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Atchison, and Central Christian Church and First Baptist Church, both of Kansas City.
On June 10, 1928, she married William D. Nyhart in St. Joseph. He died in 1991.
Surviving: two daughters, Beulah Fromm, Las Vegas, and Blanche Weber, Del Rio, Texas; a sister, Blanche Yaple, Blue Springs, Mo.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison. Visitation: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison.
George E. Penland
MANHATTAN, Kan. - George E. Penland, 69, Manhattan, formerly of St. Joseph, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at a hospital in Manhattan.
Mr. Penland founded the Cinderella Cleaners in Manhattan in 1967.
After the war, he worked for the Norton Ice Cream Co. in St. Joseph. He spent 14 years with the Guys Nut & Chip Co. in Topeka, Kan., first as a route salesman and later as a supervisor and branch manager. In 1961, he transferred to Manhattan to work for the Wonder Bread and Butter Krust Bread Co.
Born in St. Joseph on July 21, 1929, he was reared and attended school in St. Joseph. During World War II, he served in the Army in the honor guard and as paymaster in Spokane, Wash., and Fort Lawton, Wash.
Mr. Penland was a member of the Manhattan Lions Club and Men of ESA. In the early 1960s, he was an assistant baseball coach for Little League.
On June 2, 1949, he married Evelyn L. Neal in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. Penland was preceded in death by a son, Mark E.; and his parents, George L. and Edith A.
Additional survivors: three sons, Nicholas L., Independence, Mo., Gregory N., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Darrel K., Manhattan; two daughters, Janice K. Hinman and Nancy L. Moss, both of Manhattan; two brothers, Thomas L., Gladstone, Mo., and Robert C., St. Joseph; a sister, Shirley Burlingame, Colorado Springs; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Manhattan. The body will be cremated after the service. Inurnment: at a later date. Family visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan. Memorials may be made to the George E. Penland Memorial Fund or Konza Prairie, a wildlife refuge near Manhattan, in care of the funeral home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.
Leona M. Rasmussen
BURLINGTON JUNCTION, Mo. - Leona M. (Pedersen) Rasmussen, 82, Burlington Junction, died Wednesday, March, 10, 1999, at a Maryville, Mo., hospital.
Born Jan. 8, 1917, in Harlan, Iowa, Mrs. Rasmussen lived in the Burlington Junction area since 1957.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Lutheran Church in Rockville, Neb., and Blue Ridge Club in Burlington Junction.
On Sept. 27, 1939, she married Arthur L. Rasmussen in Grand Island, Neb. He died in 1991.
Mrs. Rasmussen also was preceded in death by her parents, Jens and Johanna Pedersen; three brothers, Ofelt, Herluf and Eric Pedersen; two sisters, Gladys Pedersen and Emma Sorensen; and a great-grandchild.
Surviving: two sons, James, Burlington Junction, and Bruce, Elmo, Mo.; two daughters, Bette Williams, St. Joseph, and Susan McIntyre, Clearmont, Mo.; two brothers, Norman Pedersen, Boelus, Neb., and Lyle Pedersen, Grand Island; two sisters, Erma Sorensen, La Mesa, Calif., and Helga Alford, Maryville, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel, Burlington Junction. Burial: Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Junction. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
LaVerne C. Rittman
WESTON, Mo. - LaVerne C. (Parker) Rittman, 76, Weston, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at a North Kansas City hospital.
Mrs. Rittman was born on Aug. 15, 1922, in Lohrville, Iowa. She attended Drake University and then attended Iowa Methodist Hospital Nursing Program for three years.
She was a registered nurse for Leavenworth (Kan.) Veteran's Administration Hospital for 20 years, retiring in 1985. She also worked for Tobacco Road in Weston since 1992.
On Aug. 10, 1946, she married George W. Rittman in Lohrville. He died in 1992.
Mrs. Rittman also was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil W. and Helen A. Parker; and a grandchild.
Surviving: a son, Bill, Weston; five daughters, Avis J. Compton, Clinton, Mo., Jennifer J. Leas and Julie L. Cornett, both of Weston, Martha A. Ford, Topeka, Kan., and Rita M. Bolejack, Edwardsville, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Vaughn Funeral Chapel, Weston. Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Weston. Visitation: after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, and the family will receive friends at their home after 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to the Show-Me Christian Youth Home in Lamont, Mo., or North Kansas City Hospice.
William D. Saunders
SAN DIEGO - William Douglas "Bill" Saunders, 64, San Diego, formerly of St. Joseph and Union Star, Mo., died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at a San Diego hospital.
While living in St. Joseph, Mr. Saunders attended Benton High School and worked as a butcher at Manning Market. He was a member of the Savannah Avenue Baptist Church, St. Joseph.
Born June 11, 1934, in Carroll County, Mo., he lived most of his life in the St. Joseph and Union Star areas until leaving the area in 1978, when he moved to Louisiana, Nevada and California.
Mr. Saunders was preceded in death by a son, Frankie; his father, Marlan E.; and a brother, Dean.
Surviving: three sons, William, St. Joseph, Mickey, Forest City, Mo., and John, Leavenworth, Kan.; two daughters, Tina Midgett, Henderson, Ky., and Sonya Saunders, Evansville, Ind.; his mother, Kathryn, Burlington Junction, Mo.; two brothers, Donald, Burlington Junction, and Ronald, Hillsboro, Ore.; a sister, Charlene Shrout, St. Joseph; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel, Burlington Junction. Burial: Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Junction. Family visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Don A. Sloan
CAMERON, Mo. - Don A. Sloan, 71, Cameron, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at the Cameron hospital.
Mr. Sloan was employed by the Wabash Railroad and E.F.D. Delivery in North Kansas City, Mo. He retired in 1990 from Contour Packaging in Kansas City. Mr. Sloan had served in the Navy.
Born in Missouri City, Mo., on April 4, 1927, he was a resident of Cameron for two years. He attended school in Missouri City and graduated from high school in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Mr. Sloan was a member of the Christian Church in Missouri City.
On Nov. 26, 1983, he married N. Jeanie Spor in Missouri City. She survives of the home.
Mr. Sloan was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Alice.
Additional survivors: a son, Don A. Jr., Missouri City; a stepson, Ricky Aversman, Lawson, Mo.; three stepdaughters, Barbara Palmer, Whitesboro, Texas, Debbie Allen, Hamilton, Mo., and Lisa Holstead, Lathrop, Mo.; a brother, Richard, Excelsior Springs; and six stepgrandchildren.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Bible Baptist Church, Cameron. The body has been cremated. Inurnment: at a later date in the Missouri City Cemetery. Family visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Eliza (Bedford) Sprengel, 97, St. Joseph, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Sprengel was a women's clothing store manager at the former Darling Shoe, J.S. Lerner's and The Vogue.
Born in St. Joseph on Feb. 16, 1902, she was a lifelong St. Joseph resident. She was a member of Francis Street First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Sprendel was preceded in death by her husband, Winifred J., in 1972; her parents, Alexander L. and Ida G. Bedford; and two sisters, Mattie Sympson and Helen Mitchell.
Surviving: friends, Ernest and Dee Frye, St. Joseph, who had cared for her.
Graveside service and burial: 10 a.m. Friday, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 5 p.m. today at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph.
J. Irene Tomes
BETHANY, Mo. - Jennie Irene (Bain) Tomes, 100, Bethany, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at a Bethany health-care center.
Mrs. Tomes taught in country schools for about eight years, including the Akron and Crouse Schools in the Cainsville area.
Born in Cainsville on Dec. 18, 1898, she resided in the Cainsville area before moving to Bethany in 1988.
She was a graduate of the Cainsville high school and earned a teaching certificate from the Maryville Normal School, now Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville.
Mrs. Tomes was a member of the First Baptist Church, Cainsville; and later the First Baptist Church, Bethany; Good Neighbor Club, Ridgeway, Mo.; Banner B Square Club, Cainsville; and Royal Neighbor Club, Rock Island, Ill.; and active in the Senior Citizens Center, Bethany.
On Aug. 6, 1924, she married David F. Tomes in Bethany. He is deceased.
Mrs. Tomes also was preceded in death by a son, James; three daughters, Carolyn Luper, Barbara Miller and Mary Lou Tomes; her parents, Oscar R. and Martha S. Bain; a brother: Elbert Bain; and three sisters: Hollis Burdett, Lulu Jones and Gertrude Bain.
Surviving: two sons, Junior, Ridgeway, and Gary, Albany, Mo.; two daughters, Mildred Morrison, Tarkio, Mo., and Beverly Stevens, Bethany; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday, Stoklasa Memorial Chapel, Cainsville. Burial: Bohemian Cemetery, Cainsville. Visitation: after noon today at the Bethany Memorial Chapel, Bethany, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight. Also visitation: one hour before the service at the Cainsville chapel. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or Harrison County Meals-On-Wheels in care of the Bethany Memorial Chapel, Bethany.
Janet C. Way
CAMERON, Mo. - Janet (Coy) Way, Cameron, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at a Cameron hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Mrs. Way taught at Cameron Middle School for 20 years. Before that, she taught art in the Trenton and Fulton, Mo., schools.
She initiated and participated in several programs in the Cameron district. She developed the RAPP Program, a peer mediation group for students, and was involved in the development of the ECHO Program, a student assistance team of teachers.
Mrs. Way was coach of the Cameron Middle School Academic Team, coordinated the annual spelling bee for the Cameron district, and involved her students in the YAG, Youth Awareness Group, a community, educational partnership between Western Missouri Correctional Center and Cameron Middle School.
She coordinated educational field trips to Troy, Kan., and other Kansas sites to promote Native American awareness. For several years, she and her students participated in the "Missourians in History Program."
Mrs. Way was a member of the Cameron Teachers Association, serving in recent years as vice president and president.
While in Trenton, she developed the advanced art programs at Trenton High School. She was honored as Teacher of the Year by the Trenton High School class of 1970 at their 25th reunion in 1995.
While in Kirksville, Mo., Mrs. Way was a community leader, co-chairing the Adair County Bicentennial events of 1976. In Fulton, she was a member of the Docents of the Churchill Memorial. She was an accomplished visual artist throughout her life as well as a published writer. She was commissioned by the state of Missouri to create a painting for the John J. Pershing historic home in Laclede, Mo.
Mrs. Way was born in Pure Air, Mo. She was valedictorian of her high school class in Kirksville. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Truman State University, formerly Northeast Missouri State University, graduating second in her undergraduate class.
While in Cameron, she was active in the Cameron United Methodist Church.
On April 20, 1962, she married John Way of Trenton. They lived in Trenton, Kirksville, Fulton and Cameron. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Way was preceded in death by her father, Dean A. Coy.
Additional survivors: a son, Macy D., Sugar Creek, Mo.; her mother, Arlene Coy, Kirksville,; three brothers, Gordon and Eldon Coy, both of Kirksville, and Jim Coy, Columbia, Mo.; and a sister, Jeannie C. Auseon, Columbus, Ohio.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Cameron. Burial: Pratt Cemetery, south of Novinger, Mo. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Also a service: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Travis-Noe Funeral Home, Kirksville. Visitation: one hour before the service. A Janet Coy Way Memorial Education Fund has been established at the Cameron Savings and Loan Association.