Joseph T. Hines
FALLS CITY, Neb. -- Joseph T. Hines, 85, Falls City, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at the Falls City hospital.
Mr. Hines was employed by the United States Postal Service in Falls City, first as a letter carrier and then as acting postmaster. He retired as assistant postmaster in 1973.
Born in Falls City, he graduated from the Sacred Heart High School and served in the Navy from 1940 to 1945.
Mr. Hines was a member SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post; American Legion Post and Elks Lodge No. 963, all of Falls City.
On Nov. 26, 1942, he married Eleanor Ahern in Dawson, Neb. They moved to Virginia Beach, Va., and later returned to Falls City. She survives of the home.
Mr. Hines was preceded in death by his parents, Edward J. and Mary; two brothers, Maurice and Franny; and a sister, Mary.
Additional survivor: a son, J. Joseph, Chandler, Ariz.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Falls City. Burial: Falls City Cemetery. Rosary: 8 tonight at the church. Arrangements: Clark Funeral Home, Falls City. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Charles M. Jones
WESTON, Mo. -- Charles M. "Uncle Charlie" Jones, 88, Weston, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at a hospital in Leavenworth, Kan.
Mr. Jones, a construction engineer, worked on building canals and bridges for the Bureau of Reclamation from 1930 to 1941; the Navy; and Morrison-Kudnuson Construction Co., California. He also worked in foreign construction for several years, and as an inspector of construction projects for the State of California and Los Angles County until 1975.
Born in Monrovia, Kan., on June 16, 1910, he served in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by a foster son, Chuck Phillips; and four brothers and two sisters, including Musie Ragland.
Surviving: a foster son, Dave Phillips, California state.
Graveside service and burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Leavenworth, Kan., National Cemetery. Family visitation: 6:30 to 8 tonight at the Vaughn Funeral Home, Weston. Memorials may be made to the Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth.
Darrel D. Kelley III
TURNEY, Mo. -- Darrel D. "Buzz" Kelley III, 19, son of Darrel D. and Marinel Kelley of the home in Turney, died Friday, April 9, 1999, from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 33 and 280th Street, four miles northeast of Plattsburg, Mo.
Born in Oklahoma City on Sept. 12, 1979, Mr. Kelley was a musician in Oklahoma City. He was of the Catholic faith.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Walter and Helen Haberlin.
Additional survivors: a brother, Addison D. of the home; two sisters, Amy L. Wright, Ramstein, Germany, and Sydney S. Kelley of the home; and paternal grandparents, Darrel D. and Elizabeth Kelley Sr., Guthrie, Okla.
Memorial service: 4 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg. The body has been cremated.
Gary V. Killoren
RUSHVILLE, Mo. -- Gary V. Killoren, 52, Rushville, died of an apparent heart attack at his home Sunday, April 11, 1999.
Mr. Killoren was employed by the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Fire Department. He also had farmed in Powhattan, Kan.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 15, 1947, he had lived in Powhattan until moving to the Rushville area in 1985. He was a graduate of the Powhattan high school.
During the Vietnam War, Mr. Killoren served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1175 and American Legion Post No. 6, both of Atchison, Kan.
On Feb. 13, 1970, he married Helen O'Brien in Rushville She survives of the home.
Mr. Killoren was preceded in death by a son, Greg; and his mother, Juanita.
Additional survivors: two sons, Terry and Bryan, both of Rushville; a daughter, Katrina, Rushville; his father and stepmother, William and Barbara, Powhattan; and three grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Burial: Powhattan Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Anna V. Miller
SALEM, Ore. -- Anna Virginia (Vollmer) Miller, 75, Salem, formerly of Atchison, Kan., died Tuesday April 6, 1999, in Salem.
Born Aug. 27, 1923, in Atchison, Mrs. Miller attended schools in the Good Intent community, east of Atchison.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Atchison before moving to Salem in 1994.
On April 24, 1946, she married Bernard Miller in Good Intent. He died in 1990.
Mrs. Miller also was preceded in death by her parents, William and Anna Vollmer.
Surviving: a sister Caroline Underwood, Camas, Wash.; and a brother, Joseph F. Vollmer, Kansas City, Mo.
Graveside service and burial: 2 p.m. Thursday, Mount Calvary Cemetery, Atchison. Arrangements: Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorials may be made to St. Benedict's Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.
E. Louise Ridpath
E. Louise (Linder) Ridpath, 81, St. Joseph, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Ridpath had been employed in the cafeteria of Benton High School for 19 years until retiring.
Born in St. Joseph on July 8, 1917, she was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph. She was a graduate of Benton High School.
On April 21, 1937, she married Jake H. Ridpath Sr. in St. Joseph. He died in 1998.
Mrs. Ridpath also was preceded in death by a son, Jake Jr.; her parents, Elwood and Ethel Linder; two brothers, Bill and George Linder; and a sister, Eva M. Maxwell.
Surviving: a son, Larry, St. Joseph; a daughter, Judy Redmond, St. Joseph; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Park Mausoleum chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 2 p.m. today, at the Clark-Sampson Funeral Home, St. Joseph, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight.
Ernest D. Riley
Ernest D. Riley, 99, St. Joseph, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at a St. Joseph health-care center following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Riley had been employed in the office of the former Wyeth Hardware Co. in St. Joseph for 45 years.
Born in Agency, Mo., on May 20, 1899, he was a lifelong Buchanan County, Mo., resident and had resided in St. Joseph for over 50 years.
Mr. Riley was a member of the Wyatt Park Christian Church and High-Twelve Club No. 49, both of St. Joseph; and Agency Lodge No. 10, A.F. & A.M., of which he was a past master.
In February of 1924, he married Myrtle Davis in St. Joseph. She died in 1975.
Mr. Riley also was preceded in death by his parents, James C. and Betty; and a brother and a sister.
Surviving: a nephew, Tommy B. Smith, St. Joseph, who had cared for him.
Graveside service and burial: 1 p.m. Saturday, Mount Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 2 p.m. today, at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the Wyatt Park Christian Church, St. Joseph.
Patricia A. Sharp
Patricia Ann (Lofton) Sharp, 66, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at a Harlingen, Texas, hospital.
Mrs. Sharp had been employed by Armour and Co. for 30 years, retiring as a butcher.
Born in Uniontown, Ky., on Aug. 4, 1932, she had lived most of her life in St. Joseph. She was of the Christian faith.
In 1949, she married William E. Sharp in Kentucky. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Sharp was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Elizabeth Lofton; and a brother, Calvin Lofton.
Additional survivors: three sons, Rick, St. Joseph, Earl, Savannah, Mo., and Terry, Gladstone, Mo.; two brothers, Raymond Lofton, Morganfield, Ky., and Finnie Lofton, West Virginia; four sisters, Una Fike, Madisonville, Ky., Ona Buckman, Uniontown, May Sayle, Henderson, Ky., and Alice Cunningham, Morganfield; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 4 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
Marjorie M. Sipple
FALLS CITY, Neb. -- Marjorie M. (McQueen) Sipple, 79, Falls City, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at the hospital in Falls City.
Mrs. Sipple had been employed by Western Electric in Indianapolis.
Born in Carbon, Ind., on May 14, 1919, she moved with her parents to Canada and later to Clay City, Ind. She graduated from the Clay City high school.
In 1939, she married Dr. Kermit W. Sipple in Clay City. The couple made their home in Clay City. They later divorced. She moved to Falls City in 1978.
She had belonged to a bowling league in Indianapolis and had won many tournaments.
Mrs. Sipple was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and Gladys McQueen.
Surviving: two sons, Frank, Phoenix, Ariz., and William, Falls City; two daughters, Sharon Griffith, Tacoma, Wash., and Sue DeKoker, Largo, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: Thursday, May 6, in Falls City. The body was cremated. Arrangements: Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City.
Flossie M. Welsh
CLARKSDALE, Mo. -- Flossie Marie (Morgan) Welsh, 88, Clarksdale, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Welsh had been employed as a clerk at the Clarksdale Grocery Store for almost 17 years.
Born in DeKalb County, Mo., near Clarksdale, on Nov. 10, 1910, she was a lifelong resident of that area. She was a graduate of the Clarksdale high school.
Mrs. Welsh was a member of the United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School, Cemetery Board Association and Lion's Senior Citizen Group, all of Clarksdale.
On June 12, 1929, she married George D. Welsh in Troy, Kan. He died in 1976.
Mrs. Welsh also was preceded in death by her parents, David N. and Mary Morgan; a brother, Hugh Morgan; and an infant sister, Lucy A. Morgan.
Surviving: a daughter, Patricia Edson, Kansas City; and two grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday, United Methodist Church, Clarksdale. Burial: Clarksdale Cemetery. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today and Saturday, at the Bram Funeral Home, Maysville, Mo., where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church Handicap Fund, Clarksdale, MO 64430, or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, MO 65205-3638.
Bobby D. McElroy
CLEARMONT, Mo. -- Bobby D. McElroy, 71, Clearmont, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at the Maryville, Mo., hospital.
Born in LaMar, Mo., on March 26, 1928, Mr. McElroy, a retired farmer, also served in the Navy during World War II. He lived most of his life in the Clearmont, Burlington Junction and Quitman, Mo., areas.
On Jan. 29, 1959, he married Janice Douglas in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. McElroy was preceded in death by an infant son, Danny; his parents, Toney and Mable; and three brothers and sisters.
Additional survivors: three sons, Dickie, Parkville, Mo., Jack, Clearmont, and Robert, Clarinda, Iowa; two daughters, Rhonda Everhart, Burlington Junction, and LaDonna Bensyl, Las Vegas; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel, Burlington Junction. Burial: at a later date. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Sally D. McGinnis
SENECA, Kan. -- Sally D. (Wright) McGinnis, 53, Seneca, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at her daughter's home in Seneca. She recently was diagnosed with cancer.
Born Dec. 28, 1945, in Ogden, Kan., Mrs. McGinnis grew up and attended school in Ogden.
Mrs. McGinnis attended the Pentecostal Church at Council Groves, Kan.
On Feb. 17, 1962 she married William T. McGinnis at Manhattan, Kan. They lived in Junction City, Kan., moving to Council Groves where they resided from 1970-77. They lived in Emporia, Kan., for two years, moving to Salina, Kan., in 1979. In 1998 they moved to Seneca. He survives of the home.
Additional survivors: a son Jimmy, Kansas City, Kan.; six daughters, Joan McGinnis, Christna Conner, both of Seneca, Faye Warders, Tammy Lambert, both of Navarre, Kan., Rebecca Grubbs, Salina, Kan., and Patricia McGinnis, Salomon, Kan.; her mother, Della Wright, Woodbine, Kan.; a brother, Jim Wright, Junction City, Kan.; three sisters, Carol Scott, Navarre, Kan., Esther Whittman, Blue Rapids, Kan., and Patricia Wright, Woodbine, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements are pending at the Danner Funeral Home, Abilene, Kan., and Lauer Funeral Home, Seneca.
Tyson A. Mejia
ROSENDALE, Mo. -- Tyson A. Mejia, 18, Rosendale, formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident west of King City, Mo.
Mr. Mejia was employed by Duvall's Lawn Service and attended Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville, where he was studying to become a sports agent.
Born in Kansas City on June 26, 1980, he lived part of his teen years in Shawnee, Kan., but spent most of his life in St. Joseph.
He attended the DeSoto High School, Shawnee, where he was an honor student and played football. He was a graduate of Benton High School in St. Joseph. Mr. Mejia was a member of the Antioch Family Worship Center in Overland Park, Kan., where he was active in youth groups and mission work.
Surviving: Connie Bailey of the home; his mother and stepfather, Karen and Steve Bennett, St. Joseph; his father and stepmother, Jeff and Traci, Shawnee; four brothers, Beau Bennett and Preston LaFollette, both of St. Joseph, and Jerod and Chase Mejia, both of Shawnee; maternal grandmother, Katie Broach, St. Joseph; and paternal grandparents, Bobby and Diane DeSpain, St. Joseph.
Service: 2 p.m. today, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. today.