BERNIECE C. SIEBERT
Berniece C. Siebert, 85, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Saturday morning, Nov. 24, 2001, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 23, 1916, in Iola, KS, the daughter of Richard G. and Emma C. Bodin Hanson.
She was united in marriage to Leo B. Siebert who preceded her death on Feb. 26, 1983.
Before moving to El Dorado Springs in 1974, Berniece worked for Gulf Oil in Overland Park, KS, and later retired from Linn Insurance in Overland Park. After moving to El Dorado Springs, Berniece worked at the International Shoe Company.
She loved flowers and enjoyed spending time in the yard with her flowers. Berniece was a very accomplished pianist and organist and enjoyed music. She loved to read. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
She is survived by four sons-Lawrence “Vern” Siebert and his wife, Jenny-El Dorado Springs, Richard Siebert and his wife, Anita-Garland, TX, Bernard Siebert-Topeka, KS and Anthony Siebert-Manhattan, KS; two daughters, Anita Reed-El Dorado Springs, Sally Gembala and her husband, Dutch-Houston, TX; four brothers-Wendell Hanson and his wife, Polly-Ideldale, CO, Charles Hanson and his wife, Jeanette-Axtell, KS, Keith Hanson and his wife, Marilyn-Redds Port, OR and Harvey Hanson and his wife, Shiela-Sacremento, CA; one sister, JoAnn James, and her husband, Bill-Sacrementa, CA; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral mass for Berniece Siebert was held on Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, 2001 at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Bill Krudwig officiating. Musical selections were provided by Faith Trussell. Interment was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Dr. Robert Magee, Cecil Mays, Carl Webb, Charles Worthington, Bernard Dobbett and Ray Mundy, Honorary pallbearers were Russell Siebert, Robert Reed, Steve Siebert, Billy Reed, William James, William Siebert, Marc Reed, David Siebert and Monte Morgan.
EVELYN MELISSA MCDANIEL
Evelyn Melissa McDaniel, 81, daughter of William Moses and Amy Moore, was born Aug. 20, 1920, in North Kansas City, MO. She passed away Nov. 19, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Molly, as she was known to her friends, spent most of her life in the Rockville area. She was a nurse's aide and enjoyed helping and caring for others. Molly and John Earl McDaniel were united in marriage in 1971. She had a great wit and good sense of humor. Mrs. McDaniel was a hard worker and always spoke what was on her mind.
Preceding Molly in death were her parents; her husband; three brothers-George, Clarence and Jasper; and two sisters, Hazel Buckley and Betty Brayfield. Survivors include five nephews-David Buckey-Washington, D.C., Ronald Frank Moore-Kansas City and Daryle Brayfield, Ken Brayfield and Dale Brayfield-all of St. Louis; two nieces, Karen Parson and Linda Walker, both of St. Louis' numerous great-nieces and nephews.
A special thank you from the family to June, Frieda and Garrett.
Services were held at the Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City on Sunday, Nov. 24, with Rev. Gene Gray officiating. “Amazing Grace” and “Saved In The Arms of Jesus” were sung. Casketbearers were Dale Brayfield, Daryle Brayfield, Robert Parson, Charles Parson, Louie Walker, Ken Brayfield and David Buckley. Interment was in the Rockville Cemetery, Rockville.
Milton (Bud) Larimore
Milton (Bud) Larimore, 54, El Dorado Springs, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 23, 2001, at his residence following an illness of several months. He was born March 21, 1947, in Omaha, NE, to William Damon Larimore and Leola Dora Marsh Larimore. He was married April 3, 1994, in Nevada to Tammy Ford Larimore who survives of the home.
Mr. Larimore was raised in Omaha, NE. He served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Conflict. After the war, he came to Nevada and spent the rest of his life in this area. He made his living as a drywall installer. He was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Lodge #3770. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a band member of the Midnight Playboys for 20 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Russell Larimore-Nevada; one daughter, Trillie Palmer-Nevada; one step-son, Chris Castlebury-Fort Riley, KS; one step-daughter, Heather Castlebury-El Dorado Springs; four grandchildren-Justin and Kendra Larimore-Nevada, Tamra and Brent Jackson-El Dorado Springs; his mother, Leola Larimore-Nevada; one brother, Dan Larimore- Moundville; four sisters-Joan Sander-Moundville, Judy Kibler- Moundville, Ian Howry- Moundville and Lem Kohel-Omaha, NE; 19 nieces and nephews; 29 great-nieces and nephews; three great-great-nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Along with his father, two brothers, Damon and John, preceded him in death.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Ferry Funeral Home with Ray Dean Scism officiating. Interment followed in Marvin Chapel Cemetery, Milo, with full military honors.
TONI (BETTY - SHIRLENE) KIRKPATRICK
Toni (Betty - Shirlene) Kirkpatrick, 63, Arnica, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, at her home in Arnica.
Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Alder Cemetery near Stockton under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City.
FLOYD E. JIRRELS
Floyd E. Jirrels, 101, was born April 5, 1900, to Isaac and Ardelia (Mooney) Jirrels. He passed away on Nov. 20, 2001, at Community Springs Nursing Home in El Dorado Springs.
On Feb. 9, 1933, Floyd was united in marriage to Irene Bertha Dowell in South Coffeyville, OK. Irene preceded him in death on March 8, 1994.
Floyd lived many years in Winfield, KS, and was a member of the Elks Lodge. He worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, KS, for 25 years retiring in 1965. He lived on a farm near El Dorado Springs for several years before moving to town in 1979.
Floyd was also preceded in death by his two sons, Floyd E. Jirrels Jr. and H. Deane Jirrels.
He is survived by two daughters, Gayle Grantham-Escondio, CA and Sondra O'Connor-Plattsburg, MO; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Services were held Sunday, Nov. 25, at El Dorado Springs City Cemetery with Arthur Koehn officiating. Music was by Ron Hubbard. Casketbearers were John O'Connor, Joe Palmer, Gene Norman, Bill Browning, Ed Friar and Art Nikodim. Honorary casketbearers were Charlie Bishop and John Hale. Interment was in the E Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.
EARL NEIL HOFFMAN
Earl Neil Hoffman, 61, was born on April 1, 1940, to Lewis Glenn and Susie Rose Scott Hoffman. He passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2001. Neil attended grade school at Oak Ridge in Vernon County. He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1957. Neil accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.
In November of 1958, Neil joined the United States Air Force and proudly served 20 years. In those years he was awarded numerous medals and served in many countries and throughout the United States.
On Nov. 11, 1959, Neil married Sharon Boone of El Dorado Springs. To this union three precious sons were born; Robert Neil, Mark Alan and J. Lee.
Neil and his family returned to El Dorado Springs in December of 1978. Neil's hobby was driving trucks which he dearly loved. He drove dump trucks for Ronald Alexander from 1982 until 1987 and in 1990 he joined Contract Freighters Incorporated of Joplin. In May 2000, he was awarded one of their highest honors which was “one million safe driving miles”.
Neil was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Susie Rose Hoffman; three sisters, Ethel Taylor, Nina Williams and Dorothy Flory and two brothers, George and Glenn R.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his sons-Robert, Mark and J. Lee; daughters-in-law, Laurie and Nancy; grandchildren-Jarod, Jessie and Randy; his sister, Lillian “Tillie” Newman; sisters-in-law, Vernal and Lou Ann Hoffman; uncle and aunt, Sidney and Inez Hoffman; mother-in-law, Zeila Boone; brother-in-law, Gary Boone, and his wife, Barbara; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Graveside services were held Monday afternoon, Nov. 26, at the Harwood Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Darrell Hoffman, David Hoffman, George Lewis Hoffman Jr., Carl Martin Hoffman, Herb Daniels and Fred Green.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Baptist Children's Home at Mt. Vernon.
Dwight Darell Brown
Dwight Darell Brown, 65, Harwood, was born Aug. 5, 1936 and departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at his home. He was the oldest of four children born to the union of the late Clifton and Veva June (Clevenger) Brown.
Dwight graduated from Harwood grade school in 1950 and from Walker High School in 1954. After his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy making the military his career. On July 16, 1968, he was advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer holding that rank until his retirement in 1974.
His career saw him serving on six ships of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets with two tours of shore duty and duty aboard our Nation's first helicopter carrier.
For his years of dedicated service he was awarded the following service ribbons and medals with battle stars; National Defense with star; China Service; five Good Conduct awards; Armed Forces Expedionary with star; Vietnam with three stars; Meritories Unit Commendation, Vietnam and Combat Action.
After retirement, Dwight returned to Harwood where he cared for his mother until her death in 1994.
He was a member of the Harwood Methodist Church, Royal Neighbors of America and was a member of the U.S. Navy Memorial and Retired Enlisted Association.
Survivors include two brothers, Doyle Brown-Harwood and Larry Brown-Nevada; one sister, Arleta Wilson-Rich Hill; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Services were held at Friday, Nov. 23, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City with Pastor Don Bliss officiating. Musical selections were provided by David and Betsy Souza. Pallbearers were Roy Parkison, Dick Hacker, Ronald Elliott, Gerald Stark, Dwight, Scotten and Orval Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Foreman, J.E. Brown, Fred Reedy, Dale Stark, Harry Foreman, Jimmy Jackson and Bobby Scotten. Interment was in the Green Mound Cemetery in Harwood under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City.