Hobert R. Combs
GRANT CITY, Mo. -- Hobert Roberts Combs, 91, Grant City, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Combs, a rural mail carrier, retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 42 years. He also worked as an emergency medical technician for Worth County, Mo., for many years and was a presiding judge for the Worth County court. He also served in the Army during World War II, and retired from the Air Force Reserve.
Born March 26, 1907, in Allendale, Mo., he was a member of the Grant City Baptist Church; Masonic Lodge; Rural Letter Carriers Association; MARS Network, HAM Radio Network; and the American Legion.
On July 5, 1928, he married Hazel R. Gibson in Fremont, Neb. She survives of the home.
Mr. Combs was preceded in death by his parents, William and Louisa; three brothers, Clifford, Lowell and Kenneth; five sisters, Ruth McFadden, Letha Weddle, Orrel Campbell, Lura Berry, and Ardath Kerwood; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Additional survivors: a son, Warren, Lake Ozark, Mo.; three daughters, Ardath Yates, San Antonio, Texas, Althae Goodwin, St. Joseph, and Marilyn Thompson, Grant City; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday, Grant City Baptist Church. Burial: Allendale Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Grant City Baptist Church.
Darrell R. Gray Jr.
KANSAS CITY -- Darrell Rene Gray Jr., 18, Kansas City, formerly of St. Joseph, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital due to an apparent gunshot wound.
Born Feb. 19, 1981, in St. Joseph, he was a student at Central High School, Kansas City. His family moved to Kansas City in 1984.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Verlyn Brown and Frances Gray; and his maternal grandparents, Shirley L. Phelps and Robert L. Hughes.
Surviving: his mother, Shirl D. Wilson, Kansas City; his father, Darrell R. Sr., St. Joseph; and a sister, La-Netra D. Jamison, Kansas City.
Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Hope Baptist Church, St. Joseph. Burial: Ashland Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements: Bullock Family Funeral Chapel, St. Joseph.
Gerald L. Johnson
RIDGEWAY, Mo. -- Gerald L. Johnson, 62, Ridgeway, formerly of Kansas City and Liberty, Mo., died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at a Bethany, Mo., hospital.
Born July 27, 1936, in Ridgeway, Mr. Johnson worked as a carpenter and farmer. He also worked at the North Central Area Vocational School, Bethany, in maintenance.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the Church of Christ, Eagleville, Mo.
On May 14, 1955, he married Mary A. Blackburn in Kansas City. She survives of the home.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his father, Willard W. Johnson.
Additional survivors: a son, Gerald W., Bethany; two daughters, Cheryl A. Hubbard, Lawson, Mo., and Carolyn J. Clark, Liberty; his mother, Mary L., Bethany; a sister, Marilyn Jamis, Bethany; and six grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Graveside service and burial: 1 p.m. Monday, New Hope Cemetery, Liberty. Visitation: after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be sent to Harrison County Community Hospital, in care of the funeral home.
Tristan R. Talkington
SENECA, Kan. -- Tristan Richard Talkington, the infant son of Matt and Deanna Talkington of Seneca, died Thursday, March 18, 1999.
Tristan was born March 10, 1999.
Tristan is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert Jones.
Additional survivors: his maternal grandmother, Ruby Jones, Seneca; his paternal grandparents, Jessie Talkington, Burns, Kan., and Sherri Landis, Mound Ridge, Kan.; his maternal great-grandparents; his paternal great-grandparents; and his great-great-grandmother.
Private family service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Popkess Mortuary, Sabetha. Burial: Seneca Cemetery.
Kathyleen M. Webb
Kathyleen M. Webb, 55, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at a local hospital.
Mrs. Webb worked as a certified nurse's aid for many years.
Born June 29, 1943, in Elwood, Kan., she was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph.
She was a member of the Catholic faith.
On April 1, 1994, she married Larry D. Webb in St. Joseph. He survives of the home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Marie McCallan; her brother, Thomas E. McCallan; her son, William E. Wilson; and her daughter, Kelley B. Wilson.
Additional survivors: three sons, John A. Sr., Bruce A. and Damon E. Wilson, all of Stockton, Mo.; her daughter, Kellie K. Burns, Stockton; two brothers, Alfred G. McCallan, St. Joseph, and James L. McCallan, Mound City, Mo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan. Family visitation: 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph.
TRENTON, Mo. -- Oral Wilford, 81, Trenton, formerly of Galt, Mo., died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at a Trenton health-care center.
Mr. Wilford farmed in the Galt community and owned and operated a feed store in Galt for many years. He also worked for the Missouri Farmers' Association, Trenton, for several years.
Born Feb. 27, 1918, on a farm north of Galt, he was a graduate of Galt High School and attended Trenton Junior College.
Mr. Wilford was a member of the Galt Christian Church and an honorary Chapter farmer of the Grundy, Mo., R-5 FFA.
On Sept. 22, 1940, he married Margaret Gadberry in Trenton. She died in 1994.
Mr. Wilford also was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mollie; two sons, Larry and David; a daughter, Judy; two sisters, Wilma McClain and Minta Shepard; three brothers, Roy, Raymond and Olen; and a grandchild.
Surviving: a daughter, Janice Osborn, Trenton; two sons, Darrell, Trenton, and Charles, Galt; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Galt Christian Church. Burial: Berry Cemetery, North of Galt. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sunnyview Nurses, Trenton, or Wright Memorial Hospital Hospice.
Marilyn L. Williams
KINGSTON, Mo. -- Marilyn Luann (White) Williams, 69, Kingston, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at a Liberty, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Williams, a homemaker, was a Caldwell County, Mo., resident most of her life.
Born Nov. 17, 1929, in Mirabile, Mo., she was a graduate of Mirabile High School.
Mrs. Williams was a member of Mirabile Community Church; the Major Molly chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Caldwell County Historical Society; the Pony Express Hitchhikers Camping Club; and the Mirabile Cemetery Association. She also was secretary of Kingston Senior Housing and served on the Book Committee for the Caldwell County History Book-Volume 1.
On March 19, 1950, she married Gay L. Williams in Kerr, Mo. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Opal White.
Additional survivors: two sisters, Charlene Webster, Mirabile, and Maurine Alexander, Austin, Texas.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Mirabile Community Church. Burial: Mirabile Cemetery. Visitation: after 10 a.m. today, Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton, Mo.
Neal D. Wingate
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Neal D. Wingate, 73, Broken Arrow, formerly of Trenton, Mo., died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at a Tulsa, Okla., hospital due to injuries received in an auto accident on Feb. 26, 1999.
Mr. Wingate was employed by the Chicago Great Western Railroad, Kansas City, for many years. He later worked for Montgomery Wards, Trenton, and retired from Trenton Foods. He also served in the Navy during World War II.
Born April 14, 1925, in Laredo, Mo., he was a graduate of Spickard, Mo., High School.
Mr. Wingate was a member of the Tenth Street Baptist Church, International Order of Odd Fellows, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Trenton.
On Jan. 7, 1951, he married Ada F. Griffin in Kansas City. She survives of the home.
Mr. Wingate was preceded in death by his parents, Nova and Maude C.
Additional survivors: a son, Kirt, Broken Arrow; three sisters, Martha Coon and Gwenda Kenney, both of Trenton, and Gwenith McCloud, Phoenix, Ariz.; and a grandchild.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Tenth Street Baptist Church, Trenton. Burial: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Edinburg, Mo. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home, Trenton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chillicothe, Mo., Senior Center, in care of the funeral home.
Lavina M. Basham
Lavina M. "Vinnie" Basham, 76, St. Joseph, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Basham was employed for 24 years as a cook and waitress at the former Bode's Truck Stop.
Born April 15, 1922, in Andrew County, Mo., she was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd Weir, in 1958; her parents, Benjamin H. and Mamie M. Palmer; three brothers, Norris, Kenneth and Marvin Palmer; and a sister, Myrtle Hessenflow.
Surviving: her husband, Lester P. Basham of the home; a son, Ronald D. Weir, Savannah, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Debbie Hatch, Anchorage, Alaska; a brother, Glen Palmer, Sycamore, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
Service: noon, Monday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Family visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Geraldine F. Beardmore
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- Geraldine "Jeri" F. Beardmore, 72, Chillicothe, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at a Chillicothe hospital.
Mrs. Beardmore was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Beresford, S.D. She graduated from Gregory (S.D.) High School.
On April 26, 1945, she married Keith D. Beardmore in Topeka, Kan. They have lived all their married lives in Chillicothe. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Beardmore was a self-employed bookkeeper for several years and also was a personal secretary for Ed Wolters and executive secretary for Pendleton Trust Fund for 21 years.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Chillicothe; ACBL; Junior Sorosis and past member of the Junior Culture Club.
Mrs. Beardmore was preceded in death by her parents, Mark F. and Abigail Drey; an aunt and uncle, Carl and Ruth Hennrich, who raised her after her mother's death; and two sisters, Betty Pappnsek and Lois Wolf.
Additional survivors: a son, Douglas K., Grain Valley, Mo.; a daughter, Charmaine K. Merrified, Kansas City; a brother, Richard Frey, Apopka, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Service: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Private family burial: Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe. Visitation: friends may call from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Elevator Fund or the Hedrick Medical Center Home Health and may be left or mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601.
James M. Goodpaster
WESTON, Mo. -- James M. "Jimmie" Goodpaster, 88, Weston, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at a Leavenworth, Kan., hospital.
Born in Owingsville, Ky., on Jan. 27, 1911, Mr. Goodpaster had lived most of his life in the Weston area where he was a tobacco farmer.
He served in the Army during World War II, serving in Hawaii and Canton Island. He was a member of No. 663 Laborers Union in Kansas City and American Legion Post No. 501 in Weston.
On Dec. 23, 1941, he married Sally Fisher in Plattsburg, Mo. She survives of the home.
Mr. Goodpaster was preceded in death by his parents, Bassing H. and Mary K.; a brother, Howard C.; and two sisters, Hester and Henrietta.
Additional survivors: a son, Jerry L., Weston; and a sister, Elsie Hatliff, Weston.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday, Vaughn Funeral Home, Weston. Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Weston. Family visitation: 6:30 to 7:30 tonight at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Graceland Cemetery Association in Weston.
Richard L. Jarrett
FRANKTOWN, Colo. -- Richard Lawrence "Larry" Jarrett, 62, Franktown, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998.
Mr. Jarrett was born July 5, 1936, in Humboldt, Neb. He was an over-the-road truck driver, retiring from Checker Auto.
On May 15, 1964, he married Ruth S. Collins in Cameron, Mo. They lived in Colorado after their marriage. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors: a stepdaughter, Betty Fleshman, Wheatridge, Colo.; his parents, Richard M., Tucson, Ariz., and Lorraine Schramm, Beatrice, Neb.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside service and burial: 1 p.m. today, Rose Hill Cemetery, Robinson, Kan. Memorial services were held Dec. 24, 1998, at Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock, Colo. Local arrangements: Framke-Casselman-Meek Funeral Home, Hiawatha, Kan.
Robert E. Kieffer
Robert E. Kieffer, 68, St. Joseph, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at a Leavenworth, Kan., health-care center.
Mr. Kieffer began his employment at Kieffers Market, his father's grocery in Lathrop, Mo. He then worked for Swanson's Grocery in Savannah, Mo., as a produce manager for over 17 years, retiring due to disability.
He served in the Army during the Korean War, from 1952 to 1954.
Born July 22, 1930, in St. Joseph, he was raised in Lathrop, living over 30 years in Andrew County.
On August 12, 1968, he married Rosa D. Florea. She survives of the home.
Mr. Kieffer was preceded in death by his parents Clarence M. and Irene G.
Additional survivors: a son, Rick Allen, Tallahassee, Fla.; a daughter, Peggy McGinnis, St. Joseph; and three grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial gifts to The American Diabetes Association.