Minnie G. Ozenberger
Minnie G. (Reital) Ozenberger, 88, St. Joseph, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Ozenberger had been a teacher with the St. Joseph School District for 32 years until retiring in 1964.
Born in St. Joseph on May 8, 1910, she was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph. She earned a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Missouri at Columbia, Mo.
Mrs. Ozenberger was a member of the Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church, St. Joseph Retired Teachers Association, Missouri Retired Teachers Association, National Retired Teachers Association, MU Alumni Association and Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a former member of the Woodbine Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday School.
In September of 1944, she married Charles P. Ozenberger. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Ozenberger was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Minnie Reital; three sisters, Lois Lawrence, Margaret Reital and Mildred Coffey; and four brothers, Elmer, Earl, Norman and John Reital.
Additional survivor: a sister, Eunice Reital, St. Joseph.
Service: 9:30 a.m. today, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church Building Chest, 5211 Frederick Blvd, St. Joseph, MO 64506.
Blanche L. Ranes
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- Blanche L. (Howell) Ranes, 77, Chillicothe, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, at the hospital in Chillicothe.
Mrs. Ranes had been employed by the Olan Mills Studio for over 15 years.
Born in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 19, 1921, she had lived all of her life in Russells Point, Ohio, until moving to Chillicothe a year ago.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
On Nov. 20, 1942, she married Harold Ranes in Morenci, Mich. He died in 1980.
Mrs. Ranes also was preceded in death by her parents, Canova G. and Gladys Howell; and a sister and a great-grandchild.
Serviving: a son, William, Defiance, Ohio; a daughter, Carol Mathews, Chillicothe; a brother, Michael Howell, California state; a sister, Patricia Howell, Folsom, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Service: at a later date, at the Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakeview, Ohio. Contributions may be made to the Blanche Ranes Memorial Fund in care of the Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO which is also handling arrangements.
VICTORIA, Texas -- Patti (Tarwater) Stewart Zarett, 52, Victoria, formerly of St. Joseph, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999.
Born in St. Joseph on Oct. 6, 1946, Mrs. Zarett had been a teacher at Eugene Field Elementary School and librarian at Bode Middle School, both in St. Joseph. She had been the co-owner of Pa Bi's Patch Gift Shop in Chillicothe, Mo., from 1977 to 1993. Presently, she was an English teacher for seventh and eighth graders at the V.I.S.D. Patti Welder Middle School.
Surviving: her husband, Michael, of the home; her parents, George L. and Martha Tarwater, Nixa, Mo.; and two sisters, Janice Harmsen, St. Joseph, and Jerri Ronan, Victoria.
Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Rosewood Funeral Chapels, Victoria. Burial: Memory Gardens Cemetery, Victoria. Family visitation: 6 to 8 tonight, at the chapel. Memorials may be made to the Patti Stewart Zarett Memorial Fund in care of the Norwest Bank, 1 O'Conner Plaza, Victoria, TX attention: Wanda Phillips.
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Nadine (Anderson) Zeisset, 77, Savannah, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at a health-care center in Savannah.
Mrs. Zeisset, a former homemaker, was born in Vernon Springs, Mo., on Nov. 4, 1921, and had lived in Leonardville, Kan., for many years before moving to Savannah in 1987.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Zeisset, in 1967; her parents, Ralph L. and Gertrude Carpenter Sr.; and three brothers, Roy L. Sparks, and Harold G. and Ralph L. Carpenter Jr.
Surviving: a son, James Anderson, Russell, Kan.; two brothers, Larry J. Carpenter of the home, and Richard Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah; four sisters, Ann Kelly, Whitesville, Mo., Marie Campbell, Falls City, Neb., Freida Long, Hiawatha, Kan., and Jean Hobbs, Miamiville, Ohio; and Lloyd E. Ashe of the home.
Graveside service and burial: 1 p.m. Monday, Savannah Cemetery. Visitation: after 9 a.m. Sunday, at the Breit & Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Pauline M. Banks
ATCHISON, Kan. -- Pauline M. (Hundley) Banks, 80, Atchison, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, at a health-care center in Atchison.
Mrs. Banks was employed by the Atchison Leather Products Co. for several years until her retirement.
Born in the Oak Mills community south of Atchison on Aug. 17, 1918, she attended school there. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atchison.
On Dec. 15, 1937, she married Joseph F. Banks. He died in 1989.
Mrs. Banks also was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary E. Burkhart.; and her parents, Warren and Bessie Hundley.
Surviving: a son, Joseph F. Jr., Montgomery Village, Md.; a daughter, Frances Kane, Atchison; a sister, Ethel Hundley, Atchison; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Atchison. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Atchison. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home, Atchison, where family visitation will follow until 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Atchison, or Atchison Hospice in care of the funeral home.
BETHANY, Mo. -- Robert Craven, 74, Bethany, formerly of Denver, Mo., died Friday, April 2, 1999, at the Bethany hospital.
Mr. Craven, a farmer, was born in Kansas City on Aug. 25, 1924, and formerly lived in Denver. He served as mayor of Denver for several years.
He was a member of the Christian Church in Denver and Masonic Lodge.
On Oct. 31, 1942, he married Bonnie Todhunter. She died on March 30, 1999.
Mr. Craven also was preceded in death by his parents, H.A. and Wilma; a twin brother, William; and a grandchild.
Surviving: four daughters, Carole A. Dodge, Belton, Mo., Francis Hartschen and Nancy Myers, both of Bethany, and Roberta Sellens, Cleveland, Mo.; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
Joint service for Mr. Craven and his wife, Bonnie: 2:30 p.m. today, Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial: Miller Cemetery, Denver. Visitation: after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Harrison County, Mo., Cancer Fund.
Clella M. Harbord
Clella Mae Harbord, 70, St. Joseph, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Harbord, born in Industrial City, Mo., on Feb. 26, 1929, lived all of her life in the St. Joseph area.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Born Again Full Faith Tabernacle.
Mrs. Harbord was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; two stepdaughters, Kaye and Yvonne Harbord; and four brothers and a sister.
Surviving: a son, Dean, Amazonia, Mo.; two stepsons, Edward Jr. and Dickie W., both of St. Joseph; two daughters, Linda White and Luella Bayer, both of St. Joseph; a stepdaughter, Connie Penland, St. Joseph; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Leavenworth, Kan., National Cemetery. Visitation: after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Heart and Soul Christian Church, 1120 S. 16th St., St. Joseph, 64503.
Dora W. Harper
HIAWATHA, Kan. -- Dora W. Harper, 64, Hiawatha, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at the Hiawatha hospital.
Mrs. Harper was employed in quality assurance at Mickelberry's meat packing plant in Falls City, Neb., for almost 25 years. Later she was a residential manager for the Brown County group home in Hiawatha for 10 years.
Born in Crawford, Okla., on April 26, 1934, she moved with her family as a child to the Falls City area. She attended school in the Falls City area and in Salem, Neb., and was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar V. and Margie Harper; a brother, Danny Harper; and a grandchild.
Surviving: two daughters, Margie Lehmkuhl, Lenexa, Kan., and Candy Cole, Hiawatha; twin sons, Terry and Tom Jimeson, both of Hiawatha; a brother, Ken Harper, Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha. Burial: Hamlin, Kan., Cemetery. Visitation: after 10 a.m. today and after 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made in her name in care of the funeral home with a designation to be decided later.
Marcella A. Mathewson
SENECA, Kan. -- Marcella A. (Rettele) Rethman Mathewson, 85, Seneca, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, at the Seneca hospital.
Mrs. Mathewson was employed by Bob's Sirloin Room at Lake Nemaha, south of Seneca, from the late 1950s to 1965. She also worked as a cook at SS. Peter and Paul School in Seneca from 1965 to 1977.
Born on a farm north of Seneca on June 10, 1913, she moved with her family to a farm north of Kelly, Kan., as a child. She graduated from SS. Peter and Paul High School in Seneca. She stayed with the Charles Seiberger family in Seneca while attending school.
After her high school graduation, she did domestic work for families in Atchison, Kan., for two years.
Mrs. Mathewson was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Seneca, where she was active in St. Ann's Altar Society, quilting group and taught CCD classes. She also was a member of the Loyal Christian Benevolent Association in Seneca.
On Jan. 25, 1933, she married John B. Rethman in Kelly. They lived and farmed southeast of Seneca. In 1946, the couple moved to a farm east of the previous farm and moved into Seneca in 1966. He died in 1968.
Then on Sept. 4, 1976, she married Frank A. Mathewson in Seneca. He survives of the home in Seneca.
Mrs. Mathewson also was preceded in death by two daughters, Juanita Rethman and Marceil Fouraker; a son, Thomas Rethman; a stepson, Kenneth Mathewson; four brothers, William A., Ignatius, Mathias and Anthony Rettele; and a sister, Edith Bjelland.
Additional survivors: three sons, John Rethman Jr., Seneca, Walter Rethman, Holton, Kan., and Wayne Rethman, El Dorado, Kan.; five daughters, Doris Fairfield and Elizabeth Himmelberg, both of Kansas City, Mo., Judy Hein, Marian, Kan., Carol Karnowski, La Vista, Neb., and Mary Sander, Morrill, Kan.; two stepsons, Gerald Mathewson, Seneca, and Max Mathewson, Kansas City, Mo.; three stepdaughters, Marilyn Huckabay, Ozawkie, Kan., Donna Wisemen, Greenfield, Ind., and Ruth Hessen, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Wilfred Rettele, Lansing, Kan.; five sisters, Irmena Wietharn, Aurelia Heinen, Ali R. Winterscheidt, Dorothy Kohake and Betty Altenhofen, all of Seneca; 24 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 13 step great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Seneca. Burial: church cemetery. Visitation: after 4 p.m. today at the Lauer Funeral Home, Seneca, where Rosaries will be recited at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Seneca, in care of the family.
Eva B. Runyan
BETHANY, Mo. -- Eva Bernice (Johnson) Runyan, 87, Bethany, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, at a health-care center in Bethany after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Runyan, a homemaker, also worked in a shipyard during World War II.
Born in Nebraska on Feb. 19, 1912, she lived in the Mount Moriah, Mo., before moving to Bethany in 1981.
Mrs. Runyan was a member of the High Point Methodist Church in Mount Moriah and Mount Moriah quilt club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Runyan, in 1980; and her parents, Olen and Grace Johnson.
Surviving: a son, James, Gallatin, Mo.; two daughters, Carma Goepferich, Bethany, and Nadine McLain, Independence, Mo.; a sister, Evelyn Booth, The Dalles, Ore.; a brother, Willard L. Johnson, The Dalles; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. today, Bethany Memorial Chapel, Bethany. Burial: Cain Cemetery, Princeton, Mo. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today at the funeral chapel, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today.
Charles R. White
Charles R. White, 84, St. Joseph, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, at Savannah, Mo., health-care center.
Mr. White was a plumber in the Gower, Plattsburg and St. Joseph, Mo., areas. He also owned a hardware store in Gower.
Born in Hemple, Mo., on Jan. 4, 1915, he moved to St. Joseph 30 years ago.
Mr. White served in the Navy and retired as a lieutenant from the Naval Reserves in 1953 after 20 years of military service. He was stationed aboard a ship in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked by the Japanese.
He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Joseph; Pearl Harbor Survivors; National Officers Association; American Legion Post No. 393, Gower, Mo.; and Missouri Farm Bureau.
On Sept. 10, 1940, he married Rita M. Langner in Easton, Mo. She survives of the home.
Mr. White was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie F. and Henrietta E.; and four brothers, Joseph, Richard, Albert and James.
Additional survivors: three daughters, Sister Charlotte M. White, Denver, Tracy Zawodny, St. Joseph, and Mary Antonio, Kansas City; two sons, Lt. Edward L., Navy, and Cmdr. Richard R., Navy, both of Kansas City; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 9:30 a.m. today, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, with flag-folding ceremony. Family visitation: one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Joseph, or LaVerna Heights, Savannah.
Velva M. Kotche
LEWISBURG, Ky. -- Velva M. (Gibson) Kotche, 63, Lewisburg, formerly of St. Joseph, died Monday, March 22, 1999, from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident in Central City, Ky.
Mrs. Kotche had owned and operated The Outlaws, a restaurant and bar, in St. Joseph. She also was a district representative for Home Interiors in St. Joseph.
Born in Drakesboro, Ky., on Dec. 23, 1923, she resided in St. Joseph from 1976 until moving to Lewisburg in 1992. She was a graduate of the Drakesboro high school.
Mrs. Kotche was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Drakesboro.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Gibson; and her mother, Elizabeth Gibson Kline.
Surviving: a son, Marty, St. Joseph; two brothers, Carroll Gibson, Drakesboro, and Scottie Gibson, Dunmor, Ky.; and a grandchild.
The funeral service was held Thursday, March 25, at the Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery at Drakesboro.
Betty L. McKee
Betty L. (Farrow) McKee, 75, St. Joseph, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. McKee had been employed by the St. Joseph School District in the cafeteria of Central High School for 10 years and then was a cashier at Jerre Ann's Cafeteria for six years. Later she was a child-care provider until her retirement.
Born in the Savannah, Mo., area on Dec. 31, 1923, she had lived in Kansas City before moving to St. Joseph in 1966.
Mrs. McKee was a member of the Wyatt Park Baptist Church, where she was active in the Gleaners Sunday school class.
In November of 1944, she married Harvey A. McKee. He died in 1964.
Mrs. McKee also was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary A. Farrow; a brother, Charlie Farrow; a half brother, Bobby Chenoweth; a sister, Naomi Farrow; and a half sister, Teresa Chenoweth.
Surviving: three sons, John A., Leavenworth, Kan., and Geoffrey L. and Thomas H., both of St. Joseph; a daughter, Judith A. Clark, Harrisonville, Mo.; a sister, Neva Kirk, St. Joseph; two stepbrothers, Paul L. Chenoweth, San Antonio, Texas, and Frank L. Chenoweth, St. Joseph; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Orrsburg, Mo., Cemetery. Visitation: after noon today, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to the Wyatt Park Baptist Church in St. Joseph.