Ruth I. Brohan
EASTON, Mo. -- Ruth I. (Hendricks) Brohan, 82, Easton, formerly of St. Joseph, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Brohan was employed for 10 years at the former Whitaker Cable Company, St. Joseph. She later retired as head cook from Bessie Ellison School, St. Joseph, after 29 years of service.
A Christian, she was born May 27, 1916, in Frankfort, Kan. She lived in Rosendale, and St. Joseph for a time. She resided the last 50 years in Easton.
On Dec. 23, 1935, she married Harold H. Brohan in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther L. and Lillie M. Hendricks, her brother Kenneth Hendricks, and her half sister, Reba Phillips.
Additional survivor: her brother, Ivan Hendricks, Savannah, Mo.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Blakeley Cemetery, Easton. Family visitation: 6 to 8 tonight, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, where friends may call after 2 today.
Kenneth J. Collier
BISBEE, Ariz. -- Kenneth Jerrold ''Kenny'' Collier, 61, Bisbee, formerly of St. Joseph, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at a hospital in Tucson, Ariz.
Mr. Collier owned and operated All-Star Frozen Foods in Savannah, Mo., for about 10 years until 1974.
Born in St. Joseph on Aug. 5, 1937, he lived in St. Joseph until moving to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1974. He was a resident of Bisbee for about three years.
Mr. Collier graduated from Benton High School and was a member of the Scottish Rite Temple, of which he was a 32nd Degree Mason, both of St. Joseph.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Hildred Collier.
Surviving: his second wife, Carlie of the home; two sons, Scott, Phoenix, and Monty, Flagstaff, Ariz.; two daughters, Terry Shimer, Phoenix, and Rae Ann Wood, Gilbert, Ariz.; two brothers, Robert, Florida, and Richard, Georgia; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, First Assembly of God Church, Bisbee. The body has been cremated. Arrangements: Desert Rose Crematory, Tucson.
LAURELVILLE, Ohio -- Glenna (Graff) Fulford, 85, Laurelville, formerly of Cincinnati and Waverly, Ohio, and Osborn, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at a Laurelville health-care center.
Mrs. Fulford, a homemaker, was born on Aug. 23, 1913, in Osborn.
She was a member of Cincinnati Unity Church and Westwood Methodist Church, both of Cincinnati.
On Jan. 21, 1942, she married Robert C. Fulford. He died in 1997.
Mrs. Fulford also was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore L. and Mary Graff; two brothers, John and Carl Graff; and two sisters, Frances and Christine.
Surviving: two sons, Richard, London, Ontario, and David, Dundas, Ontario; and a sister, Nellie M. Inman, Fort Smith, Ark.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Osborn Cemetery. The body has been cremated. Arrangements were by Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly.
Lola O. Munshaw
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Lola Odessa (Jackson) Munshaw, 94, Savannah, formerly of Union Star, Mo., died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at a Savannah health-care center.
Ms. Munshaw was employed as a teacher in rural Dekalb and Andrew County schools. She also taught at Helena, Clarksdale, Stewartsville, Union Star and Guilford, Mo., retiring in 1970.
Born Jan. 13, 1905, in Union Star, she was a graduate of Union Star High School. She went on to receive her bachelor's degree in education from Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville.
Ms. Munshaw was a member of the United Methodist Church, Union Star, and United Methodist Women, of the church. She also was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association and the Dekalb County, Mo., Historical Society.
On April 12, 1924, she married Joseph W. Munshaw in Troy, Kan. They were divorced in 1936.
Ms. Munshaw was preceded in death by two sons, 1st Lt. William R. and Dr. Harvey B.; her parents, Samuel and Rose Jackson; four sisters, Doris Ford, Nadine Tritten, and two infant sisters; four brothers, Richard, Herman, Ralph and Clifford Jackson.
Surviving: a son, the Rev. Joseph L., Oregon, Mo.; a brother, Elmo Jackson, St. Joseph; two sisters, Marjorie Tritten, Helena, and Imogene Hutchcraft, Union Star; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two step great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Union Star. Burial: Union Star Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Family visitation: 7 to 8 tonight, Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Mo. Memorial contributions may be sent to Inter-Serv Community Service of St. Joseph, 200 Cherokee St., St. Joseph, MO.
BETHANY, Mo. -- Wilson Neff, 83, Bethany, formerly of Glen Elder, Kan., died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at a Bethany health-care center.
Mr. Neff, a caretaker, was born on Aug. 1, 1915, in Glen Elder.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette; three brothers; and four sisters.
Surviving: three sons, Stan, Bethany, Roger, Beaver, Okla., and J. Neff, McPherson, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, McDonald-Roberts Funeral Home, Beloit, Kan. Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Glen Elder. Visitation: after noon Monday, McDonald-Roberts Funeral Home. Local arrangements: Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany.
Hazel G. Randall
MOUND CITY, Mo. -- Hazel Gladys (Meyer) Randall, 91, Mound City, formerly of Craig, Mo., died Friday, April 9, 1999, at a Mound City health-care center.
Mrs. Randall taught school at Glendale, Kelso and Shiloh, all rural schools in Holt County, Mo. She also taught kindergarten in Craig. She also was employed as a clerk in the former Golden Rule Clothing Store, Mound City.
Born July 6, 1907, in Shiloh, Mo., south of Mound City, she was a graduate of Mound City High School. She also attended college in McPherson, Kan.
Mrs. Randall was a member of Christian Fellowship Church and Eastern Star, both of Mound City. She also taught Sunday school to the residents at Tiffany Heights Nursing Home, Mound City, for almost 25 years.
On Oct. 1, 1928, she married Carlisle M. Randall in Shiloh. After their marriage they moved to a farm south of Craig. After her husband, Carlisle, died in 1967, she moved to Mound City.
Mrs. Randall also was preceded in death by a son, Carlisle Jr.; a daughter, Virginia Jones; her parents, Logan and Hattie Meyer; a brother, William Meyer; four sisters, Lillian McGuire, Ellen Varvel, Mary Zickefoose and Edna J. Williams; and three great-grandchildren.
Surviving: a daughter, Minnie Shubert, Mound City; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday, Christian Fellowship Church, Mound City. Burial: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Craig. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today, Pettijohn & Crawford Funeral Home, Mound City. Memorial contributions may be sent to Christian Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 274, Mound City, MO 64470.
Sandra S. Rowles
RIDGEWAY, Mo. -- Sandra S. (Cox) Rowles, 60, Ridgeway, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at a Bethany, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Rowles, a homemaker, was born on May 27, 1938, in Muncie, Ind.
On Feb. 21, 1958, she married Richard Rowles. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Rowles was preceded in death by her parents, Rayfield and Margaret Cox.
Additional survivors: four daughters, Lisa Reid, Ridgeway, Kellie Houser, Las Vegas, Nev., Tammi Becker, Raytown, Mo., and Terri Mallen, Stewartsville, Mo.; a son, Richard II, Ridgeway; a brother, Thomas E. Cox, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.
A private graveside memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later date. There is no scheduled visitation. Arrangements: Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany.
Hilah (Moore) Taylor, 93, St. Joseph , formerly of Agency and Frazier, Mo., died Friday, April 9, 1999, at a Savannah, Mo., health-care center.
Born Feb. 6, 1906, near Agency, Mrs. Taylor was a graduate of Gower High School, Gower, Mo.
She was a member of the Agency Christian Church, Christian Women's Fellowship and Rockhouse Community Club.
On June 4, 1924, she married Raymond E. Taylor. After their marriage they farmed near Agency until 1967, when they moved to St. Joseph. Her husband, Raymond, died in 1973.
Mrs. Taylor also was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Wood; her parents, William O. and Bettie F. Moore; three brothers, Eugene, William and George Moore; and a sister, Mildred Moore.
Surviving: a grandson, David L. Barnett, of the home; two sisters, Frances Brummett, Long Beach, Calif., and Anna E. Moore, Chillicothe, Mo.; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower. Burial: Frazier Cemetery, Frazier. Family visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Agency Christian Church.
LANCASTER, Kan. -- Gilbert Wehking, 93, Lancaster, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at an Indianapolis, Ind. hospital.
Mr. Wehking was a farmer and stockman in the Lancaster area.
Born Aug. 22, 1905, in rural Lancaster, Mr. Wehking was a member of the St. Johns Lutheran Church of Lancaster.
Mr. Wehking was a former Old Huron School board member and had served on the Old Huron Cemetery board.
On Feb. 25, 1931, he married Elsie Dorssom in Lancaster. She died in 1970.
Mr. Wehking also was preceded in death by his parents, Christ and Freiderike; a brother, Walter; three sisters, Hulda Kanning, Mary Gunter, and Helen Gigstad; and a great-grandchild.
Surviving: a son, Eldon, of the home in Lancaster; three daughters, Grace Welch, Hiawatha, Kan., Marilyn Jacobson, Cummings, Kan., and Dorothy Vercauteran, Greenwood, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday, Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, Kan. Burial: Huron, Kan., Cemetery. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorial contributions may be sent to Shriner's Children's Hospital.
Kenneth E. Brookshier
HAMILTON, Mo. -- Kenneth Eugene "Gene" Brookshier, 79, Hamilton, formerly of Polo, Mo., died Wednesday, April 13, 1999, at the Cameron, Mo., hospital.
Mr. Brookshier, a retired farmer, was born in Cowgill, Mo., on Sept. 8, 1919, and lived in Cowgill before moving to Polo in 1935 and Hamilton in 1992.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ethel; five brothers, Henry, Olin, Harry, Arthur and Russell; and two sisters, Edna and Ida.
Surviving: two brothers, Robert, Independence, Mo., and William, Lawson, Mo.; and three sisters, Esther Brookshier and Nadine Glasgow, both of Lawson, and Marjorie Phillips, Polo.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Bailey Funeral Home, Polo. Burial: Cowgill Cemetery. Visitation: after noon Friday at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation.
The Rev. Hans O. Carlson
FALLS CITY, Neb. -- The Rev. Hans O. Carlson, 89, Falls City, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at a health-care center in Falls City.
The Rev. Carlson served several Lutheran churches in Canada, North Dakota and California, as well as St. Paul's Lutheran Church, north of Falls City from 1962 until retiring in 1972. After his retirement, he served as interim pastor for the Zion Lutheran Church in Pawnee City, Neb., and Zion Lutheran Church, Hiawatha, Kan., and as guest minister for Lutheran churches in the Falls City area until 1997.
Born in Tandsholm on the island of Tandslet Als in Denmark on June 1, 1909, he immigrated to the United States in 1930 and settled in Solvang, Calif. He was a resident of a Falls City health-care center since 1998.
The Rev. Carlson graduated from the Santa Ynez, Calif., high school with honors; University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor of science degree in social work, and Trinity Seminary, Blair, Neb., with a bachelor of divinity degree. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Falls City.
On Sept. 8, 1944, he married Verna L. Thomsen in Spencer, Iowa. She survives in Falls City.
The Rev. Carlson was preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Suzanne Carlsen; and four brothers and two sisters.
Additional survivors: two sons, Edwin F., Paola, Kan., and James, St. Charles, Mo.; a daughter, Linda Basner, Denver, Colo.; a brother, Johnannes Carlsen, Denmark; a sister, Christina S. Carlsen, Denmark; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 3 p.m. Friday, Christ Lutheran Church, Falls City. The body will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Burial: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, north of Falls City. Family visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City.
Clara B. Cogdill
GARDEN GROVE, Iowa -- Clara Belle (Chambers) Cogdill, 69, Garden Grove, formerly of St. Joseph, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at the hospital in Leon, Iowa.
Born in Buchanan County, Mo., on Sept. 24, 1929, Mrs. Cogdill lived in St. Joseph and Des Moines, Iowa, before moving to Garden Grove.
In 1946, she married Leonard P. Henson. They made their home in St. Joseph. He died in 1975.
Mrs. Cogdill also was preceded in death by her second husband, Elva Codgill, in 1998; a son, Larry P. Henson; a daughter, Connie Jo Henson; her parents, Ira J. and Louise M. Chambers; a sister, Betty Steinman; two brothers, Ira and Harlan Chambers; and two grandchildren.
Surviving: five sons, Ernest Henson, Bakersfield, Calif., Tom Henson, St. Joseph, Dan Henson, Garden Grove, Mike Henson, Parnell, Mo., and Larry D. Henson, Des Moines; three daughters, Jeannie Ortman, St. Joseph, Tammy Hanson, Raytown, Mo., and Mary McGuire, Des Moines; a sister, Norma Holland, Avenue City, Mo.; a brother, Richard Chambers, Avenue City; five stepchildren; 25 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 2 p.m. Friday, Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, at the Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home, Leon.
Betty L. Cramer
Betty L. Cramer, 71, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at her residence.
Miss Cramer was a clerk at the King Hill Highlander Store in St. Joseph and the Grant Store in Peoria, Ill.
Born in St. Joseph on May 1, 1927, she lived in Peoria briefly before returning to St. Joseph in 1974. She was of the Christian faith.
Miss Cramer was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Sibyl M. Cramer.
Surviving: several cousins.
Graveside services and burial: 10 a.m. Friday, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 2 p.m. today at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph.