Dorothy V. Watson
ELWOOD, Kan. -- Dorothy V. (Botts) Watson, 84, Elwood, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Watson, a homemaker, was a lifelong resident of Elwood.
Born July 12, 1914, in Elwood, she attended Elwood High School.
Mrs. Watson was a member of Hosley Chapel I.C.M. Church, St. Joseph, where she served on the stewardess board.
In 1942, she married Leroy E. Watson in Troy, Kan. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by two daughters, L. Darlene Tapp and Rosemary Watson; her parents, James and Nettie Botts; three brothers, Forrest, Charles and Millard Botts; two sisters, Edith Carter and Eva J. Stillman; and three grandchildren.
Additional survivors: six sons, Glen Sr. and Larry A., both of Elwood, Donald L. and Michael, both of St. Joseph, John R., Kansas City, and Gary, Wathena, Kan.; six daughters, Marva Baltizar, Houston, Jeri L. Watson and Bernice Dodd, both of Kansas City, Judy A. Watson, St. Joseph, Wanda Walkingbull, east of St. Louis, Ill., and Betty Hicks, Springfield, Mo.; 38 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Hosley Chapel I.C.M., St. Joseph. Burial: Ashland Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 5 p.m. today, Bullock Family Funeral Chapel, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church. The body will be taken to the church at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Ethel G. Jennnings
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Ethel G. (Tharp) Jennings, 96, Savannah, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at a health-care center in Savannah.
Mrs. Jennings taught at the Bruner School for several years.
Born in Libertyville, Iowa, on March 29, 1903, she attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College at Kirksville and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Brookfield, Mo.
On March 18, 1926, she married Paul W. Jennings. He died in 1989.
Mrs. Jennings also was preceded in death by a daughter, D. Irene Jennings; and her parents, William W. and Nettie F. Tharp.
Surviving: a son, Charles, St. Joseph; a daughter, Lois Hoskins, Harrisonville, Mo.; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight step great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield. Burial: Laclede, Mo., Cemetery. Visitation: after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, Brookfield, in care of the funeral home.
Bobby L. McCrary
DENVER, Colo. -- Bobby Lee McCrary, 42, Denver, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at a Denver hospital.
Born June 29, 1956, in Kansas City, Mr. McCrary was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. McCrary served four years in the Navy.
On Jan. 5, 1978, he married Pam Lundy. She survives of the home in St. Joseph.
Mr. McCrary was preceded in death by his father Richard; and a brother, Richard D.
Additional survivors: three sons, Randy, in the Marines; Jason, and Carl of the home; two brothers, Stanley, Texas, and Danny, Idaho; four sisters, Virginia Kinder, Bethany, Mo., Jackie Mitchell, Pittsburg, Kan., Juanita Ellis, Kansas City, and Sheryl Offutt, Maysville, Mo.
Graveside service and burial: 10 a.m. Saturday, McCrary Cemetery south of Gallatin, Mo. No visitation is planned. The body was cremated. Arrangements: Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton, Mo.
Lawrence E. McCrary
Lawrence E. "Larry" McCrary, 63, St. Joseph, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
For 44 years, Mr. McCrary was employed by Affiliated Foods Inc. in Elwood, Kan., until retiring in 1998 as a supervisor and inventory controller.
Born in Kidder, Mo., on Dec. 3, 1935, he lived most of his life in St. Joseph. He was a graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Joseph and served in the Army from 1958 to 1960.
He was a member of McCarthy Baptist Church, St. Joseph, where he served as deacon and moderator.
On June 21, 1959, he married Janice E. Berry. She survives of the home.
Mr. McCrary was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Mildred; and a sister, Alice F. McCrary.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Debra K. Goss, St. Joseph; three sisters, Lorraine Kennedy and Mildred Warner, both of St. Joseph, and Evelyn K. Arnold, Upland, Calif.; two brothers, Cecil, Jamesport, Mo., and Charles, Maryville, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday, McCarthy Baptist Church, St. Joseph. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. Burial: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, McCrary Cemetery, Gallatin, Mo. Family visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the McCrary Cemetery in care of the First National Bank, Gallatin, Mo., or McCarthy Baptist Church, St. Joseph.
Robert E. Smith
RAYMORE, Mo. -- Robert E. Smith, 45, Raymore, formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Smith was a vehicle body repairman in Raymore and was a mechanic at the Fellowship House in St. Joseph for five years.
Born in Kenneth, Kan., on Dec. 28, 1953, he lived in St. Joseph from 1989 until returning to Raymore in 1998.
He was a graduate of the Raymore high school and attended the North Church of God in St. Joseph.
Surviving: his wife, the former Martha Putnam of the home; two sons, Zane and Aron, both of the home; his parents, Harley E. and Peggy, Raymore; a brother, David, Grandview, Mo.; and two sisters, Joyce Bradley, Grandview, and Mary DeArmond, Kansas City.
There will be a private family memorial service and inurnment at a later date. The body will be cremated. Arrangements were by the Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore. Memorials may be made to the family.
Jeanne M. Temps
MARYSVILLE, Kan. -- Jeanne M. (Libby) Temps, 81, Marysville, formerly of St. Joseph, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at a health-care center in Marysville.
Mrs. Temps was a waitress in St. Joseph, Marysville and Hastings, Neb.
Born in Marysville on Aug. 20, 1917, she was a member of the auxiliaries to the Moose and Eagles lodges.
On Dec. 26, 1936, she married Rudolf Temps. He died in 1996.
Mrs. Temps also was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mary Libby.
Surviving: three sons, Leo H., St. Joseph, James R., Florissant, Mo., and Richard L., Platteville, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Thursday, Marysville City Cemetery. Arrangements: Kinsley Mortuary, Marysville.
S. Darby Weishaar
ATCHISON, Kan. -- Sverre Darby Weishaar 15-month-old daughter of Patrick and Bridget Weishaar of Atchison, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Born Jan. 16, 1998, in Atchison, Darby was an organ donor.
Darby and her family are members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atchison.
Additional survivors: a sister, Megan, of the home; her paternal grandparents, Bernard and Kathleen Weishaar, Nortonville, Kan.; her maternal grandparents, William and Nancy Haugsness, Atchison; her paternal great-grandfather, Ben Weishaar, Nortonville, Kan.
Christian Mass with Celebration of the Angels: 11 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Atchison. Burial: St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Nortonville, Kan. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, with a parish rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison.
Duane E. Wohlgemuth
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Duane E. Wohlgemuth, 73, Savannah, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Wohlgemuth was a wholesale dairy driver for Fairmont Dairy until retiring in 1988. During World War II, he served in the Army.
Born in Washington County, Kan., on Dec. 25, 1925, he spent most of his life in Overland Park, Kan., and seven years in Topeka, Kan., before becoming a resident of Savannah 41/2 years ago.
Mr. Wohlgemuth was a member of the Savannah United Methodist Church and Dick Munkres Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 287, Savannah.
On July 19, 1944, he married Maxine M. Bradley in Washington, Kan. She survives of the home.
Mr. Wohlgemuth was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. and Anna R.
Additional survivors: a son John W., Overland Park; a daughter, Connie Jo O'Conor, Savannah; a brother, Edward, Salinas, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Savannah. Burial: Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens, Shawnee, Kan. Visitation: after 9 a.m. Thursday at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care Savannah Chapel, Savannah, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pablo Becerra, 103, St. Joseph, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Becerra was a section laborer for the Burlington Railroad for 47 years, retiring in 1967.
Born in Jalisco, Mexico, on June 25, 1895, he lived most of his life in St. Joseph.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees.
On June 27, 1933, he married Marcelina Valle in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. Becerra was preceded in death by three sons, Robert J. and Raymond Becerra, and Octaviano Delgado; his parents, Cruz and Pilar; a brother, Monico; and a sister, Carmen Garcia.
Surviving: six sons, Leo, Stephen, Thomas and Paul Becerra, all of St. Joseph, Charles B. Becerra, Mesa, Ariz., and Leo Lopez, Santa Monica, Calif.; four daughters, Benita Peters, Deloris Sprague, Lena Gilkey and Mary Wright, all of St. Joseph; a sister, Maria Garcia, Zacata, Mexico; 39 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 2:30 p.m. today at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Bobby Rocha Memorial Fund, Bishop LeBlond High School, 3529 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506.
Paul R. Corpstein
NORTONVILLE, Kan. -- Paul R. Corpstein, 57, Nortonville, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at a health-care center in Nortonville.
Born in Horton, Kan., on Dec. 11, 1941, Mr. Corpstein farmed near Nortonville.
He was a graduate of the Maur Hill Prep School in Atchison, Kan. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Nortonville.
Surviving: two sons, Anthony and Matthew, both of Nortonville; a daughter, Jocelin Jasa, Denver; two sisters, Agnes Lujin, Sedalia, Mo., and Kay Skaftun, Seattle; and a grandchild.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Nortonville. Burial: church cemetery, Nortonville. Knights of Columbus and parish rosary: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with family visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph School in care of the O'Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville, which is handling arrangements.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Billie Davidson, 70, Montgomery, formerly of Trenton, Mo., died Friday, April 16, 1999, at his home.
Born March 18, 1929, in the Cat Creek community in Grundy County, Mo., Mr. Davidson graduated from Trenton (Mo.) High School.
He served in the Army, retiring in 1971 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
On Aug. 2, 1963, he married Lois W. Gordon in Tallassee, Ala. She survives of the home.
Mr. Davidson returned to Trenton after his retirement where he taught school from 1971 to 1974.
He and his wife owned and operated the Silver Leaf Plantation and the Plaza Hotel in Trenton from 1979 to 1982.
The couple moved to England where Mr. Davidson was a golf professional from 1983 to 1986 and also was a golf professional from 1986 to 1989 in Okinawa, Japan.
The couple traveled the United States from 1989 until moving to Montgomery earlier this year.
Mr. Davidson was a member of Hardy Baptist Church in Grenada, Miss.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steve; his parents, Clarence E. and Lottie B.; two brothers, Edmund and Warren; and a sister, Grace Stokes.
Additional survivors: three daughters, Susie Patterson, Klamath Falls, Ore., Danilla Davidson, Trenton, and Patricia Drury, Carrolton, Mo.; two sons, Charles E. Drury, Kansas City, Kan., and Kenneth Drury, Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Evelyn Ferguson, Trenton; and 15 grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday, Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home, Trenton. Burial: Edinburg (Mo.) I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with military rites at the graveside under the auspices of the Military Honors Guard from Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Joseph L. Norton Post 919 V.F.W. in Trenton and may be left at the funeral home.
Harley L. Flanagan
PRINCETON, Mo. -- Harley Leroy Flanagan, 83, Princeton, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at a Princeton health-care center.
Mr. Flanagan was born Nov. 28, 1915, in Decatur County, Iowa, near Davis City. He attended rural schools in Mercer County, Mo., where he lived most of his life.
He also traveled to the Dakotas where he worked in harvest fields.
On Dec. 28, 1935, he married Sylvia M. Bryan in Princeton. The couple lived and farmed in Mercer County. She survives of the home.
Mr. Flanagan served on the Redrock School Board in Mercer County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny P. and Maymie V.; two sisters, Hildred A. and Viena V. Flanagan; and a brother, Harold S.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Virginia Matson, Independence, Mo.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Home, Princeton. Burial: St. Paul Cemetery, northwest of Princeton. Family visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home, where friends may call after 8 a.m. today.
PLATTSBURG, Mo. -- Anthony "Tony" Enderle, 67, Plattsburg, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mr. Enderle owned the D-Tone Feed & Grain in Plattsburg and Maysville, Mo.
Born in Parkville, Mo., he lived in the Plattsburg area for 38 years.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Plattsburg; and Masonic Lodge No. 113, A.F.&A.M.
Mr. Enderle was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Marjorie; three brothers, Joseph, Andrew and George; and two sisters, Josephine and Marjorie Windle.
Surviving: his wife, Ruth of the home; a son, Kelly, Plattsburg; three daughters, Toni J. Bentsen and Patti George, both of Plattsburg, and Roni S. White, Kansas City; three brothers, Carl, Trimble, Mo., Charles, Kansas City, and William, Wheatridge, Colo.; two sisters, Katherine Ballard and Alvina Riley, both of Kansas City; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Plattsburg. Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg. Family visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg.