George R. Rogers Sr.
GALLATIN, Mo. -- George Robert Rogers Sr., 90, Gallatin, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at a health-care center in Gallatin.
Mr. Rogers was born Jan. 30, 1909, in Gallatin. He was reared in Gallatin and attended school in Daviess County.
He worked at Swift & Co. in Chicago as a meat packing supervisor and later as traveling superintendent for the company.
In 1963, Mr. Rogers was transferred to Kansas City and his responsibilities as superintendent included all of the United States and Canada. He retired in 1963.
He and his wife later moved to Daviess County where they farmed until 1976 when they moved to Gallatin.
On Dec. 23, 1930, he married Flora M. Mitchell in Chicago. She survives of the home.
Mr. Rogers was a member of United Methodist Church in Gallatin. He was a past member of the Mizpah Masonic Lodge No. 768, A.F.&A.M. in Evergreen Park, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Levi C. and Grace Rogers; four brothers, Howard, Frank, Jack and Bill; and six sisters, Mae Cummings, Winnie Payne, Helen French, Beatrice Misskelly, Effie Cummings and Kathryn Gott.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Carol Turnquist, Palos Heights, Ill.; a son, Bob, Gallatin; two sisters, Marie McLain, Chicago, and Dorothy Campbell, Hamilton, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Bram Funeral Home, Gallatin. Entombment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Chicago. Visitation: friends may call after 9 a.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church, 111 S. Market St., Gallatin, MO 64640.
Donald L. Shipers
PATTONSBURG, Mo. -- Donald L. "Pop" Shipers, 67, Pattonsburg, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Shipers was employed by the Vess Cola Bottling Co. in Kansas City for several years. He also spent several years traveling with various carnival companies.
Born in Daviess County, Mo., on Nov. 27, 1931, he was a graduate of the Pattonsburg high school and a member of the United Methodist Church in Pattonsburg.
Mr. Shipers was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon Shipers and Dorothy M. Shipers Bell.
Surviving: a brother, Darrell Bell, McFall, Mo.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg. Burial: Mount Ayr Cemetery, Altamont, Mo. Visitation: after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.
William F. Smith
HEMET, Calif. -- William Francis Smith, 78, Hemet, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999.
Mr. Smith was employed by the United States Postal Service for 32 years in downtown Kansas City and at the Air Mail Center there. He served in the Navy during World War II and in the Korean War.
Born in Kansas City on Feb. 24, 1921, he was reared and had lived in Kansas City until moving to Hemet two years ago.
Mr. Smith was a member of the USS Nevada Survivors, Pearl Harbor Survivors and American Association of Retired Persons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma, in 1994; his parents, Earl F. and Mrytle V.; and three brothers, Paul, Kenneth and Howard.
Surviving: his wife, Georgianna of the home; three daughters, Joan Evans and Jeanne Beck, both of Kansas City, and Mary Rossiter, St. Joseph; a brother, R. Dean, Sun City, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Saturday, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, Mo. Family visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, Gladstone.
Clara M. Steiner
SABETHA, Kan. -- Clara Myrtle (Thomas) Steiner, 85, Sabetha, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Steiner was born March 10, 1914, in Roanoke, Ill. She lived her early life in Roanoke before moving to Peoria, Ill., in 1931.
She lived and worked in Phoenix for five years before returning to Peoria in 1942 where she worked at the Caterpillar Tractor Company.
Mrs. Steiner was a member of the Sabetha Apostolic Christian Church.
On Sept. 22, 1963, she married William Steiner Sr. in Peoria. The couple moved to Sabetha after their marriage where they farmed south of Sabetha. In 1974, they retired from farming and moved into Sabetha. He died in 1994.
Mrs. Steiner also was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Martha Thomas; a stepson, Loren Steiner; three brothers, Alfred, Joseph and Harold Thomas; a sister, Mary Hohulin; and a stepgrandchild.
Surviving: five stepsons, Joe Steiner Sr., Nebraska City, Neb., Dr. Lyle Steiner, San Marino, Calif., Norman Steiner, Longmont, Colo., Merlin Steiner, Hudson, N.C., and James Steiner, Overland Park, Kan.; five stepdaughters, Lois Meyer and Florence Meyer, both of Sabetha, Mary Marti, Overland Park, Eleanor Weiss, Dundee, Ill., and Alma J. George, Hollywood, Fla.; two brothers, Ivan and Harlan Thomas, both of Peoria; two sisters, Rose Steiner, Oakville, Iowa, and Ella Wagler, Burlington, Iowa; 35 stepgrandchildren; 70 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sabetha Apostolic Christian Church. Burial: Sabetha Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Popkess Mortuary, Sabetha. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sabetha Community Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Department Renovation or the Sabetha Apostolic Christian Church Building Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.
Philip A. Wall
JAMESPORT, Mo. -- Philip Albert Wall, 65, Jamesport, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at a Trenton, Mo., hospital.
Mr. Wall was born in Roundup, Mont., on Oct. 21, 1933. He moved to Washington state when he was two, where he grew up and attended school in Rainier, Wash. He graduated as valedictorian of his high school class.
He received an associate degree from Centralia Community College in Olympia, Wash. He was a faculty member and student at Alaska Bible College in Glennallen.
Mr. Wall served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.
In 1959 and 1960, he was elected mayor of Rainier and also served as the city's Fire Department Chief.
He worked for the State of Alaska in Juneau for 22 years, serving as director of administration for the Department of Revenue. He retired from public service in 1985 and moved to Glennallen, Alaska, where he served as an advisor for the college faculty in a volunteer status.
Mr. Wall was a member of the Alaska Philologist Club and a former board member and youth minister of the Auke Bay Bible Church in Juneau.
He moved to Jamesport 31/2 years ago where he was a member of the First Baptist Church.
On Sept. 12, 1959, he married Dixie L. Brown in Rainier. She survives of the home.
Mr. Wall was preceded in death by his parents, Albert L. and Genevieve.
Additional survivors: two daughters, Kristy Bryant, Watertown, N.Y., and Melody Prescott, Jamesport; two sons, David, Juneau, and Albert, Craig, Ark.; a brother, Daniel, Lacey, Wash.; a sister, Felicity Glandon, Lacey; and 16 grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Jamesport. Burial: Jamesport Memorial Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Bram Funeral Home, Jamesport, where friends may call after 9 a.m. today. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alaska Bible College, P.O. Box 287, Glennallen, AK 99588.
Delbert O. Waterbury
JAMESON, Mo. -- Delbert Owen Waterbury, 76, Jameson, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at a Liberty, Mo., hospital.
Born in Mount Moriah, Mo., on Aug. 26, 1922, Mr. Waterbury was a farmer and lived in the Jameson area most of his life.
He was a past member of the Jameson Lions Club and also served on the Grand River township board.
On Feb. 29, 1944, he married Nellie M. Creekmore in Atchison, Kan. She survives of the home.
Mr. Waterbury was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Ina; and three brothers, Billie Joe, Charles and Cliff.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Patty Baker, Jameson; a son, Mike, Gallatin, Mo.; two brothers, Ernie and Alf; three sisters, Kathryn Page, Shirley Henderson and Frances Gott; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Hope-Eldringhoff Funeral Home, Gallatin. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Gallatin. Visitation: friends may call after noon today at the funeral home. There will be no family visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Hope-Eldringhoff Funeral Home, 201 S. Market, Gallatin, MO 64640.
Alvin Wright, 77, St. Joseph, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at the Liberty, Mo., hospital.
For 34 years, Mr. Wright was employed by the Gas Service Co. until retiring as a dispatcher. During World War II, he served in the Army.
Born in Nevada, Mo., on July 9, 1921, he spent most of his life in St. Joseph. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his wife, the former Catherine Bokay, in 1996; his parents, Cie C. and Hazel; and a stepbrother, Frankie.
Surviving: four sons, Alvin Jr., John, James and Michael; a daughter, Ramona Conant, Warrensburg, Mo.; two brothers, Chester, Visalia, Calif., and Floyd, Germany; two stepbrothers, James Bertrem, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Bradley Bertrem, Tulsa, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph.
Judith A. Bender
CAMERON, Mo. -- Judith A. (Piper) Bender, 57, Cameron, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Bender worked as a beautician in Iowa and later as a cook for Village Health Care Center, Cameron.
Born Oct. 23, 1941, in Washing-ton, Iowa, she was a graduate of the Crawfordsville, Iowa, High School.
Mrs. Bender was a member of the United Methodist Church, Cameron.
On Dec. 31, 1960, she married Gerald Bender in Washington. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Bender was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Isabelle Piper.
Additional survivors: a son, Gerald Jr., Lee's Summit, Mo.; two daughters, Mindy Bohrn, Cameron, and Laurie Bender, Miami, Flo.; and seven grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday, Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial: Cameron Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.
Paul C. Burns
HAMILTON, Mo. -- Paul Chester Burns, 84, Hamilton, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mr. Burns served in the Army during World War II.
Born July 28, 1914, in Cowgill, Mo., he was a member of American Legion Post No. 285 and Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 4179, both of Hamilton, and Cowgill Baptist Church.
Mr. Burns was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur D. and Sarah; two brothers; and a sister.
Surviving: a son, Steve, Edwardsville, Kan.; and a brother, Sidney, Manson, Wash.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Pitts Funeral Home, Braymer, Mo. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Braymer. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Memorial contributions may be sent to Ducks Unlimited.
Ruth E. Carter
MCFALL, Mo. -- Ruth Ellen (Jeffries) Carter, 84, McFall, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at a Cameron, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Carter, a homemaker, was born March 16, 1915, in Harrison County, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, in 1981; a son, Stanley; her parents, Ben and Elizabeth Jeffries; and a grandson.
Surviving: two sons, Jerald and Gary, both of Gallatin, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg, Mo. Burial: McFall Cemetery. Visitation: after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
MCFALL, Mo. -- Jacob "Jake" Carter, 66, McFall, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at an Albany, Mo., hospital.
Mr. Carter operated heavy equipment for West Des Moines Sand and Gravel, Schildburgs in Greenfield and Clarkson Construction. He also played in a country western band for several years in southeast Iowa and northwest Missouri.
Born Oct. 19, 1932, in Pattonsburg, Mo., Mr. Carter had served in the Air Force.
Mr. Carter was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2176 and American Legion Post No. 216 of Bethany Mo.; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5329 and American Legion Post No. 106 of Albany, Mo.
On Aug. 31, 1957 he married Twila Feurt. She survives of the home.
Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Daisy; and two brothers, Jack and Leo.
Additional survivors: four sons, Rick, Randy and Rob, all of Creston, Iowa, and Roger, Des Moines; four brothers, Elbert Jr., St. Joseph, Leland, Bethany, Mo., Donald and Frank, both of Coffey, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Baptist Church, McFall. Burial: McFall, Mo., Cemetery. Visitation: after 4 p.m. Sunday at Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Grace M. Christ
HOLTON, Kan. -- Grace M. (Baker) Christ, 82, Holton, formerly of Horton, Kan., died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at a Holton hospital.
Born Jan. 25, 1917, in Horton, Mrs. Christ lived in Horton most of her life until moving to Holton in 1994.
Mrs. Christ was a member of First United Methodist Church of Horton, the Ladies Auxiliary of Noel-Bruns VFW Post No. 3021 of Horton, the Eastern Star of Whiting, Kan., and the Does of BPOE No. 1741, Elks Lodge of Hiawatha, Kan.
On July 7, 1935 she married Tommie C. Smith. She went on to marry Ralph Fassnacht on May 14, 1949. She later married Raymond Christ on Dec. 31, 1983. They operated the R and M Ceramic Shop in Horton for several years. He died in 1993.
Mrs. Christ also was preceded in death by her parents, Charles F. and Goldie M. Baker; and a brother, Charles R. Baker.
Surviving: two sons, James T. Smith, Wamego, Kan., and Randall B. Fassnacht, Horton; two daughters, Sharon J. Vogel, Littleton, Colo., and Janine Stephenson, Holton; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Horton. Burial: Horton, Kan. Cemetery. Visitation: after 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to Holton Community Hospital and may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 1720 First Ave. E., Horton, KS 66439.