Ruble W. Collins
GILMAN CIT, Mo. -- Ruble W. Collins, 91, Gilman City, formerly of Kansas City, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at a Cameron, Mo., hospital.
Mr. Collins was a retired warehouse foreman for Midland Steel, Kansas City.
He was born in Morristown, Tenn., on March 19, 1908.
Mr. Collins was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge and the United Methodist Church, Gilman City.
On May 15, 1929, he married Orpha J. Collins. She died in 1996.
Mr. Collins also was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nettie; two sisters; eight brothers; and a half brother.
Surviving: two sons, Bud, Hamilton, Mo., and Dale, Kansas City; a brother, Russell, Galesburg, Ill.; two sisters, Lena M. Benson, Gilman City, and Pauline Wall, Galesburg; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Roberson Funeral Home, Gilman City. Burial: Masonic Cemetery, Gilman City. Visitation: after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Clara E. Ezzell
STEWARTSVILLE, Mo. --Clara E. (Petty) Ezzell, 90, Stewartsville, formerly of St. Joseph, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Born Aug. 1, 1908, in Clarksdale, Mo., she also had resided in Rea, Mo., and St. Joseph before moving to Stewartsville in 1977.
Mrs. Ezzell was a member of First Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph and had attended Way of Life Chapel, St. Joseph.
On Oct. 6, 1947, she married Frederick A. Edwards. He died in 1970. In 1977, she married Earl. G. Ezzell in Stewartsville. He died in 1999.
Mrs. Ezzell also was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar J. and Rena Petty; two brothers, John T. and Theodore R. Petty; and a sister, Elpha Richter.
Surviving: several nieces and nephews.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Family visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Pleasant Grove Cemetery, in care of Marjorie Campbell, Wethersby, MO 64497.
Cecil R. Hutcherson
HIAWATHA, Kan. -- Cecil R. Hutcherson, 85, Hiawatha, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Hutcherson worked for Wilde Tool Company Inc., Hiawatha, retiring in 1976.
He was born April 16, 1914, in Robinson, Kan.
Mr. Hutcherson was a member of the Christian Church, Highland, Kan.
On Dec. 25, 1933, he married Dorothy G. Hare in Highland, Kan. The couple farmed in the Highland area for many years until moving to Hiawatha in 1957. She survives of the home.
Mr. Hutcherson was preceded in death by his parents, James N. and Iva J.; two sisters, Velma I. Chantler and an infant sister; an infant brother; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Shirley F. Thomason, Richland, Miss.; three sons, Cecil D., LaGrange, Texas, Donald E., Coal Valley, Ill., and Charles V., Broken Arrow, Okla.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Framke Casselman Meek Funeral Home, Hiawatha. Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight.
Harold E. Morrison
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Harold Edgar Morrison, 84, Savannah, formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at a Savannah health-care center.
Mr. Morrison was employed by Armour and Co. as a livestock handler for 35 years until retiring in 1977.
Born in St. Joseph on Aug. 8, 1914, he lived in St. Joseph from 1942 until moving to Savannah in 1998.
He was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church in St. Joseph.
On Sept. 17, 1938, he married Pearl Thurman in St. Joseph. She died in February of 1999.
Mr. Morrison also was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Enzie; two brothers, Charles S. and Leo E.; and a sister, Margarette Jones.
Surviving: two daughters, Retha F. King, Beulah M. Morrison and Justina F. Hammond, all of St. Joseph; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service: 4 p.m. Sunday, Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 11 a.m. today and after noon Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Community Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph.
Clara M. Nieman
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Clara Margaretha (Weeke) Nieman, 94, Cheyenne, formerly of Nortonville, Kan., died Thursday, April 29, 1999, in Cheyenne.
Born Sept. 30, 1904, in St. Louis, Mrs. Nieman was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cheyenne.
On Aug. 31, 1929, she married the Rev. Charles C. Nieman in St. Louis. He died in 1990.
Mrs. Nieman also was preceded in death by a son, Charles C.; her parents, Paul and Anna Weeke; and a brother and two sisters.
Surviving: two daughters, Phyllis Woods, Cheyenne, and Ardeth Nieman, Fort Collins, Colo.; a sister, Anne Bohlmann, Hinsdale, Ill.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Nortonville. Burial: Nortonville Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to noon Monday at the O'Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Cheyenne.
Junior R. Parman
KANSAS CITY -- Junior R. Parman, 69, Kansas City, formerly of McFall, Mo., died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at a North Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
Born in Gentry County, Mo., on Sept. 13, 1929, Mr. Parman was a machinist for the Santa Fe Terminal Services in Kansas City, Kan. He served in the Korean War.
On July 16, 1950, he married Colleen Madden. She survives of the home.
Mr. Parman was preceded in death by his parents, John and Myrtle.
Additional survivors: two daughters, Pam Teegarden, Divide, Colo., and Celia Ritchey, Ballwin, Mo.; a brother, Jack, Cameron, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Foster Cemetery, New Hampton, Mo., with military rites by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2176 and American Legion Post No. 216, both of Bethany, Mo.; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5329 and American Legion Post No. 106, both of Albany, Mo. Visitation: after 3 p.m. today at the Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Mary F. Roberts
KANSAS CITY -- Mary Frances (Cleary) Roberts, 76, Kansas City, formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Roberts was an associate professor for the School of Nursing at Avila College in Kansas City for 19 years.
A great-great-granddaughter of Joseph Robidoux, the founder of St. Joseph, she was born in that city on July 29, 1922. She was a graduate of the Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Mrs. Roberts was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Kansas City; Sigma Theta Tau sorority, of which she served on the board of a chapter at Avila College; American Nurses Association and MONA Missouri chapter, of which she was a past treasurer and president. She also was a hospice volunteer.
Surviving: a daughter, Peggy Roberts, Kansas City; three brothers, Jack Cleary, Kansas City, Robert Cleary, Overland Park, Kan., and the Rev. Donald Cleary of the home; and two sisters, Dorothy Gallagher, Kansas City, and Genevieve Cleary of the home.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Kansas City. Burial: St. Louis Cemetery, Good Intent community, Atchison County, Kan. Family visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Muehlebach Funeral Home, Kansas City, where a rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Tradition of Excellence Nursing Scholarship at Avila College, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.
Linda D. Webb
Linda D. Webb, 48, St. Joseph, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Born in Tipton, Mo., on July 6, 1950, Miss Webb lived in St. Joseph for 30 years.
She attended the Highway to Heaven Church in St. Joseph.
Miss Webb was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Hazel Webb.
Surviving: her foster parents, Gary and Alice Kunzler, St. Joseph; a foster brother, George Dumm, Springfield, Mo.; two brothers, Larry, St. Joseph, and Lloyd, Stover, Mo.; two foster sisters, Donna Helton and Deana Young, both of St. Joseph; two sisters, Margaret Webb, St. Joseph, and Shirley Webb, Kansas City; a half sister, Retha Duffer, Stover; and a nephew, James Allen, St. Joseph, reared in the home.
Memorial service: 5 p.m. today, Highway to Heaven Church, St. Joseph. The body has been cremated. Inurnment: at a later date. Arrangements: Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph.
LUDLOW, Mo. -- Delbert Wilson, 68, Ludlow, died Thursday, April 9, 1999, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
Mr. Wilson was a construction worker and a truck driver.
Born Jan. 3, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo., Mr. Wilson was a graduate of Breckenridge, Mo., High School.
Mr. Wilson served in the Army in Korea and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion, the Ludlow Lions Club and was a scuba diving instructor.
In 1953, he married Sonya Landes in Breckenridge. She died in 1983. On June 14, 1985, he married Helen S. Gruner, in Gallatin, Mo. She survives of the home.
Mr. Wilson also preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Beulah.
Additional survivors: a son, D. Scott, Winifield, Kan.; three daughters, Sonna Walker, Johna Wilson and Jackie Nichols, all of Gallatin, Mo.; his stepmother, Della Wilson, Winifield, Kan.; a brother Jack Wilson, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, June A. McCullugh, Chillicothe, Mo.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Lindley Funeral Home, Ludlow. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Breckenridge, Mo. Visitation: after noon Sunday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Ludlow Lions Club in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.
Ray T. Wilson
Atchison, Kan. -- Ray Temple Wilson, 89, Atchison, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at the Atchison hospital.
Mr. Wilson was a molder at Rockwell International, Atchison, for 48 years, retiring in 1973. He also farmed in East Atchison.
Born Dec. 15, 1909, in Buchanan County, Mo., Mr. Wilson attended Rushville District School. He was catcher and manager of the Atchison Merchants softball team and the Rockwell softball team.
Mr. Wilson was a member of the First Christian Church, Atchison.
On April 21, 1934, he married Frances Bolls in Leavenworth, Kan. She died in 1987.
Mr. Wilson also was preceded in death by a son, Steven; his parents, Oscar and Tressie; a granddaughter; four brothers, Homer, Alvin, George, and Issac.
Service 2 p.m. Monday Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Burial: Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, Mo. Family visitation: from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Herbert H. Price
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- Herbert Hadley Price, 91, Chillicothe, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Price had been employed as a telegrapher for AT&T, a farmer and for the United States Postal Service.
Born in Dawn, Mo., on May 2, 1908, he had lived near Dawn from 1932 until moving to Chillicothe in 1989.
Mr. Price graduated from the Dawn high school and attended the University of Missouri at Columbia. He also was a graduate of the Chillicothe Business School.
He was a member of the Dawn Federated Church and had served on the Dawn School Board of Education, of which he was a past president.
In 1932, he married Dorothea Snoderly. She died in 1993.
Mr. Price also was preceded in death by a son, John H.; his parents, John H. and Hannah J.; and a brother and a sister.
Surviving: two daughters, Deborah Cheves, East China, Mich., and Linda Larson, Drexel, Mo.; and three grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Norman-Wagy-Gordon Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Dawn. Visitation: noon to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Price Science Memorial Scholarship at Southwest High School or the Dawn Federated Church.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Sidney Rothstein, 85, Kansas City, Kan., formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at a Kansas City, Kan., health-care center.
Mr. Rothstein had been the co-owner of the Central Fruit Co., and United Paper and Supply Co.
Born in St. Joseph on Aug. 8, 1913, he had lived most of his life in St. Joseph.
Mr. Rothstein was a member of Temple Adath Joseph; B'nai B'rith; St. Joseph Lodge No. 78, A.F. & A.M.; 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason; and Moila Shrine Temple; all of St. Joseph; University of Missouri Alumni Association and Beta Gamma Sigma.
On Feb. 8, 1948, he married Martha Titensky. She died in 1994.
Mr. Rothstein also was preceded in death by his parents, Nate and Clara; a sister, Rae Silverstone; and two brothers, William and Al.
Surviving: a daughter, Natalie H. Kraft, Overland Park, Kan.; a son, Jordan, Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Leonard, St. Joseph; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. today, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Shaare Sholem Cemetery, St. Joseph.
Donald W. Saunders
GOWER, Mo. Donald W. Saunders, 94, Gower, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at a health-care center in Gower.
Mr. Saunders had been an insurance agent and director of the DeKalb County Farmers Mutual Insurance, Maysville, Mo.; and agent for the Cameron Mutual Insurance, Cameron, Mo., and Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co., Columbia, Mo., for 33 years. He also had farmed until retiring in 1975.
Born in Stewartsville, Mo., on May 11, 1904, he was a longtime resident of that town until moving to Gower 11/2 years ago.
Mr. Saunders was a graduate of the Stewartsville high school. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Stewartsville; and a former member of the Washington Township, DeKalb, Mo., of which he was a past treasurer.
On Aug. 16, 1925, he married Lena F. Cook in Hemple, Mo. She died in 1981.
Mr. Saunders also was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lula; three brothers, Ralph, Raymond and Dale; and a sister, Lorraine Saunders.
Surviving: three daughters, Donna F. Carrel, Kansas City, Geraldine Schildknecht, Warrensburg, Mo., and Mary Snyder, Gower; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Service: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Bram-Summerfield Funeral Home, Stewartsville. Burial: Stewartsville Cemetery. Family visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Stewartsville, in care of the funeral home.