Bonnie R. Kinion
TRENTON, Mo. -- Bonnie Ruth (Shira) Kinion, 89, Trenton, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mrs. Kinion was born Jan. 5, 1910, in Spickard, Mo. She attended school in Grundy County, Mo.
On Dec. 22, 1934, she married Raymond E. Kinion in Chillicothe, Mo. He died in 1979.
Mrs. Kinion lived in Grundy County and Trenton all her life. She worked as a custodian with her husband at the Trenton Republican Times for several years, retiring in 1979.
She was a member of the Berry Christian Church.
Mrs. Kinion also was preceded in death by her parents, Edward L. and Nora L. Shira; a sister, Lucy E. Shira; and five brothers, Charles, William G., Fred, James and Forrest Shira.
Surviving: two daughters, Betty Brittain, Trenton, and Dorothy Spencer, Paola, Kan.; two sons, Carl and Dale, both of Trenton; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Slater Funeral Home, Trenton. Burial: Resthaven Memorial Gardens, north of Trenton. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
James R. Mahieu
ATCHISON, Kan. -- James Reuel Mahieu, 71, Atchison, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at an Atchison hospital.
Born Aug. 1, 1927, in Leavenworth, Kan., Mr. Mahieu grew up in Atchison where he attended the Atchison public schools.
He worked for 19 years as an auto mechanic at the former Zahn Ford and Pruessner Ford in Atchison. He also worked at Midwest Grain in Atchison, retiring in 1991 after 11 years of service.
In 1963, Mr. Mahieu began volunteering for the Atchison County Sheriff's Department and then was a deputy with the department, serving papers to citizens.
He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post No. 6 in Atchison. He also was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge, serving as past noble grand and past chief patriarch and also was a member of St. Benedict's Church and attended the morning coffee club at the Time Out Restaurant, all of Atchison.
Mr. Mahieu also helped to promote the Kansas Eye Bank.
On June 1, 1974, he married Roseann Paulie in Atchison. She survives of the home.
Mr. Mahieu was preceded in death by his parents, John and Eva Chain; his adoptive parents, Mae and Chester L. Wigelsworth; and two sisters, Doris Wagoner and Virginia Wilson.
Additional survivors: a son, Mark, Overland Park, Kan.; a daughter, Janet Bray, Burnet, Texas; a brother, John Chain, Lincoln, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Atchison. Burial: Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, Mo. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, with visitation following until 9 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Benedict's Church, ACES or the donor's choice.
MaryJane (May) Neff, 80, St. Joseph, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born July 14, 1918, in St. Joseph, Mrs. Neff was a lifelong St. Joseph resident where she graduated from Lafayette High School.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Women's Auxiliary of former Typographical Union 40.
On Sept. 14, 1940, she married John D. Neff in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Neff was preceded in death by her father, Clarence E. May; and her mother and stepfather, Emma K. May and Roy E. Hochstedler.
Additional survivors: a daughter Kathy White, Cassville, Mo.; a son, Stephen D., St. Joseph; a half sister, Marjorie Sayles, Kansas City, Kan.; five grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; five great-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Sunday. The family suggest memorial gifts to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Lorene Ott, 80, St. Joseph, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at a health-care center in Savannah, Mo.
Born April 6, 1918, in Amity, Mo., Mrs. Ott graduated from Union Star, Mo., high school.
She lived in Union Star for many years before moving to Bella Vista, Ark. She moved to St. Joseph two years ago.
A homemaker, Mrs. Ott was a member of First Baptist Church in Union Star. She also attended East Side Baptist Church in St. Joseph.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Ott, in 1990; her parents, Alfred and Osie Gillip; and a brother, Cleo Gillip.
Surviving: two daughters, Karon Carrel, Union Star, and Peggy Wheeler, St. Joseph; a sister, Nettie Blitz, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday, East Side Baptist Church, St. Joseph. Visitation 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, at the church. Burial: a private family burial will be held. Arrangements: Gibson Funeral Home, King City, Mo. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army at 622 Messanie St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64501, and/or The American Red Cross, 401 N. 12th St., St. Joseph, 64501.
Kermit E. Parker
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Kermit E. Parker, 81, Savannah, formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Parker was born March 17, 1918, in Helena, Mo. He lived all his life in the Helena, St. Joseph, Avenue City, Mo., and Savannah areas.
He attended the Clanton rural school in Andrew County, Mo., and graduated from Savannah High School.
Mr. Parker formerly worked for Swift & Co. and Armour & Co., and also worked for the former Rainbo Bread Co., retiring in 1976 after 15 years in the bakery department, all of St. Joseph. He also was a farmer.
He served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in St. Joseph and Dick Munkres American Legion Post No. 287 in Savannah.
On Dec. 8, 1940, he married Ruth C. Snapp in Savannah. She survives of the home.
Mr. Parker was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice L. Waugh; his parents, John and Anna B.; and a brother, Raymond.
Additional survivors: two sons, Gary K., Mound City, Mo., and Johnny E., Oregon, Mo.; a daughter, Donna J. Hoke, Wheatland, Mo.; a brother, Ernest L., Savannah; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 3 p.m. Sunday, Calvary Baptist Church, St. Joseph. The body will arrive at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, will military rites at the graveside under the auspices of Dick Munkres American Legion Post No. 287 of Savannah. Family visitation: 6 to 8 tonight, Breit & Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah, where friends may call after noon today.
Blanche B. Potter
LIBERTY, Mo. -- Blanche B. Potter, 85, Liberty, formerly of Plattsburg, Mo., died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at a Liberty hospital.
Mrs. Potter was born in Turney, Mo., on June 16, 1913. She lived in the Plattsburg and Turney areas all her life, graduating from Turney High School.
She was a member of Turney United Methodist Church.
On June 20, 1934, she married James T. Potter. He died in 1989.
Surviving: three sons, James T. Jr., St. Joseph, Earl E., Liberty, and Allen L., Kansas City; three brothers, James E. Hatcher, St. Joseph, Jewell Hatcher, Stanberry, Mo., and Bob Hatcher, Carrollton, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Duke, St. Joseph, and Juanita Burnside, Edwardsville, Kan.; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, Turney United Methodist Church. Burial: Turney Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg.
Everet O. Rice
Everet Orson Rice, 38, St. Joseph, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Rice was born on Nov. 6, 1960, in El Dorado Springs, Mo. He attended school in Appleton City, Mo., and graduated from Excelsior Springs (Mo.) High School.
He was a member of the saddle club and Appleton City Christian Church.
Mr. Rice worked as a cook and dish washer at the Carlos O'Kelly and Perkins restaurants, both of St. Joseph.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph E.; his stepfather, James L. Howerton; a stepbrother, Earl L. Howerton; maternal grandparents, Robert E. and Lela J. Coleman; and paternal grandparents, Orson E. and Lore Rice.
Surviving: two sons, Everet O. Jr. and Louis F., both of St. Joseph; a daughter, Leona Mae Rice, St. Joseph; his mother, Margaret F. Howerton, St. Joseph; a stepbrother, Jimmy L. Howerton, Orlando, Fla.; and a stepsister, Carol E. Beckman, Kingston, Mo.
Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. today, Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family love fund.
Mary C. Sharp
TRENTON, Mo. - Mary C. Sharp, 87, Trenton, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at a Trenton health-care center.
Mrs. Sharp was born Oct. 22, 1911, in Algona, Iowa. She lived most of her adult life in Grundy County, Mo.
On Sept. 8, 1936, she married Robert J. Keefe in Algona. He died in 1958.
On Aug. 29, 1960, she married George R. Sharp in Harrison, Ark. He died in 1984.
Surviving: two sons, Dr. Thomas J. Keefe, Hilton Head Island, S.C., and John L. Keefe, Trenton; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Trenton. The body has been cremated. Arrangements: Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home, Trenton.
JAMESPORT, Mo. - Ray Trimble, 94, Jamesport, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at his home.
Born March 19, 1905, in rural Livingston County, Mo., Mr. Trimble was raised in Livingston and Daviess counties, east of Jamesport. He graduated from Jamesport High School and received an associate degree from the Kirksville (Mo.) State Teachers College.
He taught and coached in the rural and Jamesport school systems for several years. He also managed the Independent Mausoleum & Vault Co. in Jamesport until retiring in 1975.
Following his retirement, Mr. Trimble drove the Vocational Tech school bus between Jamesport and Chillicothe, Mo., and also farmed and raised cattle.
He was a member of the Jamesport First Baptist Church, where he was active in the Baptist Brotherhood and church council. He also was a Boy Scout leader and coached Town Team softball. He was a former member of the Jamesport Masonic Lodge No. 564, A.F. & A.M.
On March 18, 1933, he married Eva H. Thompson in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. Trimble was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Florence; four brothers, Foy, Herbert, Roger and Albert; and four sisters, Marie Plummer, Helen Cole, Grace Trimble and Dorothy Walker.
Additional survivors: a son, Jim, Jamesport; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, Jamesport. Burial: Jamesport Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements: Bram Funeral Home, Jamesport. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Comfort Care Hospice, 314 W. Fourth St., Cameron, Mo. 64429, or the Jamesport Baptist Church, Jamesport, Mo. 64648.
Mildred B. Wasson
TROY, Kan. -- Mildred B. "Nanna" (Blanton) Wasson, 92, Troy, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Wasson was born in Doniphan County, Kan., on Nov. 8, 1906. She was a lifelong Doniphan County resident and had worked as a cook at Troy High School for nine years.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Troy.
On Nov. 2, 1932, she married William J. Wasson in Marysville, Kan. He died in 1971.
Mrs. Wasson also was preceded in death by her parents, George and Luella Blanton; four brothers, George, Jess, John and Dean Blanton; a sister, Ruby Corcoran; and two grandchildren.
Surviving: two daughters, Alma J. McConnaughey, Troy, and Helen M. Smith, Tucson, Ariz.; a half sister, Arlene Smith, Troy; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday, First Christian Church, Troy. Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery, Troy. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight, Harman-Rohde Funeral Home, Troy. Memorials may be made to the Troy Ambulance.
James W. Adams Jr.
TROY, Kan. -- James Wesley Adams Jr., 46, Troy, formerly of Elwood, Kan., died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Adams was employed at P & S Auto Auction, Elwood, Kan., before becoming ill. He also served four years in the Navy.
Born July 6, 1952, in St. Joseph, Mo., he was a graduate of Troy High School. He also attended Platte College for two years.
Mr. Adams was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, and American Legion Post No. 55, both of Troy; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5531, Wathena, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Sr.; and his grandparents.
Surviving: his mother, Ellen E., Troy; two brothers, Stephen L., Troy, and Rodney D., Creighton, Neb.; and three sisters, Karen L. Wetmore, Sharon E. Handley and Deborah A. Shelton, all of Troy.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Charles Catholic Church, Troy. Burial: Courter Cemetery, Troy, where there will be flag-folding ceremony under the auspices of the Troy National Guard. Evening prayer service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, followed by visitation. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Troy Ambulance Fund. Arrangements: Harmon-Rohde Funeral Home, Troy.
Lillian E. Babcock
Lillian E. (Flanagan) Nelson Babcock, 89, St. Joseph, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at a local health-care center.
Mrs. Babcock, a homemaker, was employed at Getchall Laundry for 16 years.
Born May 9, 1909, in Guilford, Mo., she lived in St. Joseph since 1931.
Mrs. Babcock was a member of Agency Christian Church, Agency, Mo., where she taught adult Sunday school for several years.
Mrs. Babcock was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles M. Nelson; her second husband, Roy Babcock; two sons, Charles and Raymond Nelson; two stepsons, Gene and Roy Babcock; her parents, John and Mary Flanagan; five brothers; and four sisters.
Surviving: three sons, The Rev. Lloyd, Barry and Donald Nelson, all of St. Joseph; a stepson, Homer Babcock, Houston; three daughters, Charlotte Brinton, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Phyllis Flinchpaugh, Bakersfield, Calif., and Violet Harris, St. Joseph; two stepdaughters, Minnie L. Ray, St. Joseph, and Helen Williams, Dearborn, Mo.; a sister, Anna Gregory, St. Joseph; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Weatherman Cemetery, Guilford. Visitation after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be sent to Agency Christian Church, Agency.