Beulah A. Brown
EASTON, Kan. -- Beulah Anna (Cummings) Brown, 95, Easton, formerly of Atchison, Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at an Easton health-care center.
Born June 6, 1903, in Pattonsburg, Mo., Mrs. Brown attended the Atchison County No. 9 School. She was a member of the Potter (Kan.) Community Church, and was attending the Potter United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Brown also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 274, Easton, and a former member of the Potter Order of the Eastern Star.
In 1919, she married William W. Brown. They lived in Atchison until 1933, when they moved to a farm in Mooney Creek, Kan. They also farmed in the Cummings, Kan., area until 1944, when they moved to Leavenworth County, Kan. Her husband, William, died in 1995. She then she moved to the Easton care center.
Mrs. Brown also was preceded in death by three sons, William, Everett and Raymond; her parents, Burd and Jeanie Cummings; a sister; two stepsisters; and two brothers.
Surviving: four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Atchison. Family visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Easton United Methodist Church.
Goldie M. DeFreece
RAVENWOOD, Mo. -- Goldie Mae (Prather) DeFreece, 89, Ravenwood, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. DeFreece had worked as a cook at Northeast Nodaway R-V School and at Job's East Haven Nursing Home. She also was a homemaker.
Born May 27, 1909, in Gilman City, Mo., she also lived at Parnell, Mo., before moving to Ravenwood. She was a graduate of Parnell High School where she was a member of the Bouncing Betties basketball players.
Mrs. DeFreece was a Methodist and a member of the Parnell 60 + Club and the Gallagher Club.
On Jan. 10, 1928, she married Henry A. DeFreece. He died in 1980.
Mrs. DeFreece also was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanette; her parents, Joseph and Rena M. Prather; two sisters, Blanche Arnold and Edith Redd; a brother, Elmer Prather; and two grandchildren.
Surviving: three sons, James, Ravenwood, Jack, Clearfield, Iowa, and David, of the home; nine daughters, Virginia Perkins, Mesa, Ariz., Marilyn Runde and Debbie Busby, both of Parnell, Mona Rogers, Arvada, Colo., JoElla Gilbert, King City, Mo., Helen Beal, Shawnee Mission, Kan., Kathryn Langley, St. Joseph, Vickie Kling, Maryville, Mo., and Sharon, of the home; three sisters, Hazel Prather, Margaret Dack and Lola Prather, all of Kansas City; 33 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Johnson Funeral Home, Maryville. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Parnell. Visitation: 7 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Joseph G. Deters
CENTRALIA, Kan. -- Joseph G. Deters, 79, Centralia, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at a hospital in Onaga, Kan.
In 1942, Mr. Deters joined the Army, and served as an engineer until his discharge in 1945. He returned to the farm west of Centralia after his discharge, where he farmed until his retirement in 1980. He was a farmer, stockman and owned a dairy operation.
Born Oct. 8, 1919, in Baileyville, Kan., he attended Baileyville schools and worked on the family farm. He was a member of the SS. Peter & Paul Church, Seneca, Kan., and the St. Joseph Society of the church. He was a former member of the Sacred Heart Church, Baileyville.
On Feb. 14, 1953, he married Florence Ronnebaum in Baileyville. She survives of the home.
Mr. Deters was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary A.
Additional survivors: a son, Gerald, Princeton, Kan.; four daughters, Mary A. Deck, Oklahoma City, Jolene Fairchild, Overbrook, Kan., Cynthia Schreiner, Centralia, and Connie Deters-Jackson, Topeka, Kan.; two brothers, Aloysius and Francis, both of Centralia; three sisters, Marie Stallbaumer, Seneca, Clara Krogman, Baileyville, and Emma Holthaus, Horton, Kan.; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Seneca. Burial: in the church cemetery. Rosaries will be recited at 2 and 7 p.m. today, Lauer Funeral Home, Seneca. Memorial contributions may be sent to the church or the American Cancer Society, in care of the family.
GALLATIN, Mo. -- Dorothy (Reynolds) Hartley, 84, Gallatin, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at a Gallatin health-care center.
Mrs. Hartley was a supply clerk for the Veterans Administration until her retirement in 1962. She worked in St. Louis, Kansas City and Washington, D.C., before returning to Gallatin about 15 years ago.
Born Sept. 12, 1914, in Glencoe, Okla., she was reared in Daviess County, near Jamesport, Mo. She was a member of the Baptist faith.
On Oct. 21, 1934, she married Walter P. Hartley in Winston, Mo. They later divorced.
Mrs. Hartley was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph L. and Mabel Reynolds; a brother, Robert L.; a sister, Audine Hill; and a grandchild.
Surviving: two daughters, Eleanor J. Hopper, St. Mary's City, Md., and Carol Mavel, Mission, Texas; a sister, Irene Frost, Gallatin; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Bram Funeral Home, Gallatin. Burial: Pilot Grove No. 2 Cemetery, north of Gallatin. Family visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Martha I. Harvey
Martha I. (Chance) Harvey, 88, St. Joseph, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at a St. Joseph health-care center.
Born Feb. 11, 1910, in St. Joseph, she was a lifelong resident there, and a member of the Caring First Assembly of God Church, St. Joseph.
Mrs. Harvey was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Harvey; and her parents, Thomas W. and Elossie Chance.
Surviving: two sons, Dennis L. Pullen, Livingston, Texas, and Donald F. Pullen, Savannah, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Shirley Weitzel, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Nancy Linebaugh, Lacede, Mo.; a stepson, Robert Jr., Kansas City; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after noon today, at the funeral home.
Robert L. Johnson
STEWARTSVILLE, Mo. -- Robert L. Johnson, 68, Stewartsville, formerly of Polo, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Johnson owned and operated Johnson Thrifty Motors, in Stewartsville and Cameron, Mo., for 25 years. He also owned Johnson Grocery Stores, with stores in Polo, King City, Stewartsville and Breckenridge, Mo., and Hamburg, Iowa, for 50 years, retiring in 1991.
Born Dec. 15, 1930, in Centralia, Mo., he attended Centralia schools. He served with the Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the Stewartsville American Legion.
On Jan. 15, 1954, he married Lila M. Robison in Kansas City. She survives of the home.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Bertha.
Additional survivors: two sons, Kirk, Stewartsville, and Bruce, Stanberry, Mo.; two daughters, Paula, Stewartsville, and Cindy, Blue Springs, Mo.; a brother, Harry, Centralia; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bram-Summerfield Funeral Home, Stewartsville. Burial: Stewartsville Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Culbertson Chapel United Methodist Church, Stewartsville, in care of the funeral home.
Albert E. Letzig
GALLATIN, Mo. -- Albert E. Letzig, 83, Gallatin, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at a Gallatin health-care center.
Mr. Letzig was employed as manager of a manufacturing plant in California before returning to Missouri. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Cameron, Mo.
Born Dec. 17, 1915, in Kansas City, he lived in California and Cameron before moving to Gallatin six years ago. He was a high school graduate, and had attended trade school.
Mr. Letzig was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Letzig, in 1987; and his parents, Emil and Elizabeth.
Surviving: several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service and burial: 2 p.m. Thursday, Cameron Memory Gardens Cemetery. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Comfort Care Hospice, Cameron. Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.
NETTLETON, Mo. -- Francis "Pete" Lollar, 60, Nettleton, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at a hospital in Cameron, Mo.
Born April 30, 1938, in Cameron, Mr. Lollar was an assembly line worker for the K.W. Dart Co. He moved to Nettleton from Cameron in 1986.
Mr. Lollar was preceded in death by his father, Clarence.
Surviving: a daughter, Tammy Olmstead, St. Joseph; two sons, Clayton and Karl, both of Cameron; his mother, Cleo Lollar-Cox, Hamilton, Mo.; a brother, Bernard R., Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Mary G. Bridgford, Hamilton; and a grandchild.
Private family service: Wednesday, Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton. Burial: Highland Cemetery, Hamilton. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.
Dale F. Marlin
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- Dale Frances Marlin, 64, Chillicothe, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at a Chillicothe hospital.
Mr. Marlin was born Nov. 17, 1934. He was a member of the Chillicothe Jehovah's Witness.
Surviving: a sister, Juanita Long, McCloud, Calif.; and a brother, J.R., state of California.
A graveside service and burial was held Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at the Blue Mound (Mo.) Cemetery. Arrangements: Norman-Wagy-Gordon Funeral Home, Chillicothe.
STANBERRY, Mo. -- Pauline (DeField) Mathis, 72, Stanberry, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at a hospital in Albany, Mo.
Mrs. Mathis, a homemaker, also worked at the Fairhaven Boarding Home, Stanberry, and as a waitress at the Grant City (Mo.) Sale Barn Cafe.
Born May 30, 1926, in Worth, Mo., she was a member of the Alanthus Grove (Mo.) Church of Christ.
On Sept. 5, 1953, she married George W. Mathis in Ottawa, Kan. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Mathis was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard W.; her parents, Guy E. and Ida E. DeField; two brothers, Dorin R. and Homer E. DeField; and a sister, Derotha M. Perry.
Additional survivors: two daughters, Pamela Hughes, Stanberry, and Patricia Powell, St. Joseph; two brothers, Floyd DeField, Billings, Mont., and Clifford DeField, Stanberry; two sisters, Icle Porter, Gentry, Mo., and Velma Blaylock, Stanberry; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, Alanthus Grove Church of Christ. Burial: Grant City Cemetery. There is no scheduled family visitation. Arrangements: Roberson-Polley Chapel, Stanberry.
Ryan T. Moyer
UNION CITY, Calif. -- Ryan Todd Moyer, 15, Union City, formerly of St. Joseph, died of leukemia on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at a San Francisco hospital.
Mr. Moyer was born March 5, 1983, in Unionville, Calif. He was preceded in death by his father, Philip E.
Surviving: his mother, Sarah, of the home; and his grandmother, Helen, St. Joseph.
A memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, in Union City. The body was cremated.
Mary K. Newman
RAYMORE, Mo. -- Mary Katherine Newman, 82, Raymore, formerly of Breckenridge, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at a Raymore health-care center.
Miss Newman was born April 13, 1916, in Breckenridge, to William L. and Sallie, who preceded her in death.
Surviving: a sister, Margaret Benoist, Raymore.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Pitts Funeral Home, Breckenridge. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Breckenridge. Visitation: after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Madeline V. Smith
Madeline V. (Ping) Smith, 81, St. Joseph, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and freelance artist. She was a member of the Presbyterian faith.
Born Feb. 17, 1917, in St. Joseph, she was a lifelong resident there. She also was a member of the Joyce Rae Patterson Senior Citizens Center, Eagles Lodge Auxiliary and the Arthur Murray Dance Club, all of St. Joseph.
On March 3, 1937, she married Gale E. Smith in St. Joseph, where he survives of the home.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, James and Dora A. Ping; her stepfather, George Ingram; six brothers, Lester, Herman, Leroy, Otis, Ted and Gene Ping; and a sister, Floney Weekly.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Memorial contributions may be sent to the St. Joseph Animal Shelter.
Donald W. Sybil
GOWER, Mo. -- Donald W. Sybil, 87, Gower, formerly of St. Joseph, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at a Gower health-care center.
During World War II, Mr. Sybil worked for the Consolidated Aircraft Co. He later worked for the Alaska Railroad and Gray Manufacturing Co., St. Joseph.
Born March 2, 1911, in St. Joseph, he lived there until moving to Gower six years ago. He was a member of the Catholic faith.
In 1940, he married Eva P. Estes in Savannah, Mo. She died in 1995.
Mr. Sybil also was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd E. and Minie.
Surviving: a daughter, Sherry Dorssom, Faucett, Mo.; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
There will be no visitation or services for Mr. Sybil. The body has been cremated. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Gower Convalescent Center Recreational Fund, 323 S. 169 Highway, Gower, MO 64454. Arrangements: Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph.