Arnold L. Sollars
WICHITA, Kan. Arnold L. Sollars, 78, Wichita, formerly of St. Joseph, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at a hospital in Wichita.
Mr. Sollars had been employed as the administer of the Moose Lodge in St. Joseph; Hutchinson, Kan.; and Wichita.
Born in St. Joseph on March 4, 1921, he was a member of the Moose Lodge.
Surviving: his wife, the former Mary Creek of the home; a son, Roger, Denver, Colo.; a brother, Harold, Lake Havsau, Ariz.; four sisters, Marella Guthrie, Alice Strong, Marie Gentzel and Charlotte Hambrick, all of St. Joseph; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita. Burial: Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today, at the mortuary.
Frances L. Tuttle
LAKEVILLE, Minn. Frances Lorene (Nicholas) Tuttle, 77, Lakeville, formerly of Blockton, Iowa, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at the home of her son.
Mrs. Tuttle was a linen supervisor for the Douglas County Annex Home for the Elderly, she formerly operated the Cooper Caf in Blockton for several years and was an Avon sales lady.
Mrs. Tuttle was born Dec. 1, 1921, in Villisca, Iowa.
On Dec. 29, 1962, she married John L. Tuttle in Pittsfield, Ill. He died in 1991.
Mrs. Tuttle also was preceded in death by her son, Jackie W. Cooper; her parents, Gordon and Grace Nicholas; a brother, Glenn E. Nicholas.
Surviving: a son, Bill Cooper, Lakeville, Minn.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Monday, April 26, at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, Mo. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the Blockton Ambulance or American Heart Fund.
Grace E. Battreall
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. -- Grace E. Battreall, 93, Sierra Vista, formerly of St. Joseph, died Sunday, April 11, 1999.
Mrs. Battreall was an aircraft inspector at the Glen Martin Plant at the Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb., during the Korean War.
Born in St. Joseph on Aug. 5, 1905, she lived in several places, but spent most of her life in Quincy, Ill., and Omaha. She was a resident of Sierra Vista since 1982.
Mrs. Battreall was a member of the Sierra Vista Women's Club, Huachuca Area Republican Women and Thunder Mountain Republican Women.
On Feb. 28, 1925, she married Raymond R. Battreall.
Surviving: a son, Raymond Jr., Sierra Vista; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Monday, April 19, at the United Church of Christ in Sierra Vista. Burial will be in St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the Sierra Vista Women's Club Scholarship Fund.
Mary M. Carroll
Mary Margaret (Retherford) Carroll, 89, St. Joseph, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at a health-care center in St. Joseph.
Mrs. Carroll was a housing assistant at Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg from 1964 to 1974. After her retirement, she worked as a hostess for Welcome Wagon from 1974 to 1984.
Born in Clear Creek, Mo., on April 27, 1909, she moved from Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Warrensburg in 1962.
Mrs. Carroll was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Warrensburg, where she was active in Circle No. 4 and Presbyterian Womens Association, of which she was a past president. She also was a member of Chapter CB of the P.E.O. Sisterhood; ABC Club and GFWC Warrensburg Study Club, of which she was a past president. She also was a hospital volunteer.
On July 7, 1937, she married Glenn G. Carroll in Sedalia, Mo. He died in 1964.
Mrs. Carroll also was preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Theresa Retherford.
Surviving: a son, Roger, St. Joseph; a daughter, Marge Nisbet, Mount Prospect, Ill.; a sister, Alice Aggeler, Kansas City; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, Warrensburg. Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia. Arrangements: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg.
Henry Chaney Jr.
TARKIO, Mo. -- Henry Chaney Jr., 77, Tarkio, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at the Fairfax, Mo., hospital.
Mr. Chaney, born in Tarkio on April 3, 1922, moved to California in 1951 and worked as a truck driver. He returned to Tarkio in 1966 and was a carpenter.
Then he moved to Fairfax in 1988 and Tekamah, Neb., before returning to Tarkio in 1999.
Mr. Chaney attended school in Tarkio and served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. He was a member of the Allen Schiffern American Legion Post No. 199, Tarkio; and Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.
On July 14, 1946, he married Lucille Roberts. She died in 1980.
Mr. Chaney also was preceded in death by two sons, George and Larry; his parents, Henry Sr. and Gladys; two brothers, Frank and Robert; and a great-grandchild.
Surviving: two sons, Roger W., Tarkio, and Scott, Grinnell, Iowa; five daughters, Phyllis Sipes, Forest City, Mo., Lyllis Johnson, Tarkio, Marsha Flanagan, Craig, Mo., and Connie Bowers and Sherry Chaney, both of Blair, Neb.; a brother, Jack, Midland, Texas; a sister, Martha Anderson, St. Joseph; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Burial: Tarkio Home Cemetery, with military rites by members of the Allen Schiffern American Legion Post No. 199, Tarkio. Visitation: after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Henry Chaney Jr. Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.
Mary E. Cowles
FALLS CITY, Neb. -- Mary Ellen Cowles, 75, Falls City, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at a Falls City hospital.
Mrs. Cowles was employed at General Dynamics Electric Boat Co. in Groton, Conn., as the first female machinist on their submarine line in the early days of World War II.
Born Sept. 5, 1923, in Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Cowles was a graduate of Chapman Technical High School.
Mrs. Cowles was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church , PCCW, Catholic Daughter's of America, Legion of Mary, St. Vincent DePaul Society, and RCIA. She volunteered with Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sacred Heart School and taught CCD.
On July 9, 1943, she married John F. Cowles in New London, Conn. They moved to several locations including Hancock, Md. Cortland, N.Y., Ringwood, N.J., Upper Saddle River, N.J., Garland, Texas, and Vernon, N.J., before settling in Falls City. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Cowles was preceded in death by her parents, James and Catherine Sheldon; and a grandchild.
Additional survivors: three sons, John F. Jr., Tokyo, Japan, Michael, Omaha, Neb., and Russell, Rapid City, S.D.; six daughters, Susan Cummings and Mary E. Santon both of Falls City, Catherine Sharbaugh, Fresno, Calif., Margaret Steinhauser, Omaha, Neb., Nora Cowles, Medway, Mass., and Patricia Redding, South Euclid, Ohio; two sisters, Margaret Geer and Lora Robarge, both of Groton, Conn.; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 2 p.m. Friday, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Falls City. Burial: Falls City Catholic Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements: Clark Funeral Home, Falls City.
Geneva J. Garrison
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Geneva Jo Garrison, 77, Oceanside, formerly of Clarksdale, Mo., died Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Oceanside.
Mrs. Garrison, born in Clarksdale, was preceded in death by her husband, James S., in 1980.
Surviving: a son, James T., Oceanside; two daughters, Mary Ann Gimbel, Virginia, and Molly Jo Garrison, Oceanside; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 11:30 a.m. today, Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside. Arrangements: Eternal Hills Mortuary, Oceanside.
Norma L. Giseburt
Norma Lee (Wood) Giseburt, 74, St. Joseph, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Giseburt, a homemaker, also worked at Swift and Co.
Born in St. Joseph on Dec. 22, 1924, she was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church.
Mrs. Giseburt was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; and her parents, Joseph H. and Jessie Wood.
Surviving: two sons, Michael and Jerry, both of St. Joseph; a daughter, Linda Thomas, St. Joseph; four brothers, Fred, Ronald and Joseph Wood, all of St. Joseph, and Frank Wood, Maysville, Mo.; two sisters, Mary E. Wood and Charlotte Majewski, St. Joseph; and three grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 2 p.m. Thursday, Horigan Chapel at Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 tonight at the Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph.
Mary L. Hackett
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary L. (Sawyers) Hackett, 100, Maryville, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at a Maryville health-care center.
Born March 9, 1899, in Maryville, Mo., Mrs. Hackett, a homemaker, lived in Pickering, Mo., before moving to Maryville.
Mrs. Hackett was a member of Pickering United Methodist Church.
On July 23, 1924, she married Loren C. Hackett, in Savannah, Mo. He died in 1991.
Mrs. Hackett was preceded in death her son, Edward C.; her parents, Robert J. and Sarah E. Sawyers; two brothers, Clyde and Robert Sawyers; and a sister, Gertrude Sawyers.
Surviving: a sister, Beulah Koger, Maryville, Mo.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Methodist Church, Pickering. Visitation: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial: Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville, Mo. Arrangements: Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Memorials may be made to the Pickering Methodist Church.
Dorothy M. Haws
FALLS CITY, Neb. -- Dorothy M. (Hackworth) Haws, 78, Falls City, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at a Falls City Hospital.
Mrs. Haws was a cook at Falls City Community hospital from 1978 to 1985.
Born June 28, 1920, Mrs. Haws was a graduate of Falls City High School and business school in Kansas City where she received a degree in bookkeeping. She was employed at the Falls City Creamery.
Mrs. Haws was a member of the First Christian Church where she served as a deaconess and Sunday school teacher. Her volunteer work included Girl Scouts, Learning Center, RSVP, local nursing homes and reading tutor.
In 1942, she married Clarence W. Haws. He is deceased.
Mrs. Haws also was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Anna Hackworth; and two sisters, Jessie Dykes and Grace Combs.
Surviving: two sons, Clarence W., Lincoln, Neb., and Michael, Falls City, Neb.; two daughters, Nancy Merz, Falls City, Neb., and Debbie Killin, Mound City, Mo.; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a foster grandchild; and five great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday, Clark Funeral Home, Falls City, Neb. Burial: Steele Cemetery, Falls City. Family visitation: from 7:30 to 8:30 Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lydia Bruun Woods Library or Falls City Ambulance Squad.
ATCHISON, Kan. -- Ernestine (Jones) Jennings, 63, Atchison, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at the Atchison hospital.
Mrs. Jennings served as a paraprofessional for the U.S.D. No. 409 School District in Atchison from 1977 until retiring in 1997.
Born in Atchison on Aug. 16, 1935, she graduated from the Ingalls Junior-Senior High School at Atchison and the Kansas Tech Institute in Topeka, Kan.
She was a member of the Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, Atchison, where she served as a trustee, steward and church clerk, and was a member of the finance committee. She also was a member of the Sunday Supper Club.
On Aug. 27, 1959, she married Wallace J. Jennings in St. Joseph. He died in 1982.
Mrs. Jennings also was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Leota Jones.
Surviving: a daughter, Rona Downing, Atchison; a son, Jackie, Atchison; and three grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday, Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, Atchison. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Atchison. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorials may be made to the Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church Building Fund, Atchison, or the Rheumatoid Arthritis Association in care of the funeral home.
Warren W. Kentopp
FALLS CITY, Neb. -- Warren W. Kentopp, 75, Falls City, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at a hospital in Omaha, Neb.
Mr. Kentopp owned and operated a grain elevator in the Shubert, Neb., area. Throughout the years, he expanded his operation to include grain elevators in Brownville and Howe, Neb. He also was the co-owner of the Shubert Fertilizer Co. and Verdon Grain Co., retiring in 1990.
Born in Straussville, Neb., on Jan. 3, 1924, he was reared there. He was a graduate of the Falls City high school and served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Kentopp attended the Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Neb.; Peru, Neb., State Teachers College and Columbia University, New York City.
He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Verdon; Ducks Unlimited; and Falls City Elks Lodge No. 963; Eureka chapter No. 5, Royal Arch Masons; Boaz Council No. 29, Royal and Select Masters; Mount Sinai Commandery No. 8, Knights Templar, all of Falls City; Sesostris Temple of the Shrine, Lincoln, Neb.; Shubert American Legion Post No. 222 and Humboldt, Neb., Lodge No. 40, A.F.&A.M.
On May 23, 1948, he married Betty J. Burton in Falls City. They made their home in Shubert. She died in 1957.
Then on March 2, 1985, he married Lauretta Allen in Verdon. They moved to Falls City in 1990. She survives of the home.
Mr. Kentopp also was preceded in death by his parents, William F. and Elizabeth F.; and a grandchild.
Additional survivors: three sons, Michael, Ankeny, Iowa, Dr. Nicholas, Omaha, and David, Lincoln; two brothers, William, Falls City, and Richard, Fremont; two sisters, Evelyn Krug, Shubert, and Carol Hunter, Austin, Minn.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, southeast of Verdon. Burial: Steele Cemetery, Falls City, with military rites by members of the American Legion Post No. 222, Shubert. The body will be taken to the church after 9 a.m. Friday. Arrangements: Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City.
Marie E. Leigh
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Marie Elizabeth (Kloepper) Linder Leigh, 82, Topeka, formerly of Atchison, Kan., died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at a Topeka health-care center.
Mrs. Leigh was a homemaker and a clerk for Intfen's Toyland and Gordons Ladies Wear.
Born May 18, 1916, in Atchison, Kan., Mrs. Leigh was a graduate of Atchison County Community High School.
Mrs. Leigh was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Kan., and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary No. 1175, Atchison, Kan.
On Nov. 4, 1933, she married Joseph Linder. He died in 1962. She married Robert V. Leigh on Dec. 15, 1962. He died in 1968.
Mrs. Leigh also was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Linder; her parents, Louis and Marie Kloepper; and a brother Bill Kloepper.
Surviving: a son, John L. Linder, North Kansas City, Mo.; three daughters, Mary A. Shaver, Long Beach, Calif., Carolyn K. Arnold, Moreno Valley, Calif., and Joann M. Filbert, Topeka, Kan.; a brother, Don Kloepper, Topeka, Kan.; three sisters, Freda Gigstad, Everest, Kan., Emma Weber, Topeka, Kan., and Irene Garcia, Camdenton, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday, Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Atchison. Visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.