Helena M. Shughart
April 2, 1910 - Feb. 1, 2002
Helena M. Shughart, 91, Warsaw, formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at her home.
She was born April 2, 1910, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Harry E. and Sarah (Stokes) Wilcox.
Mrs. Shughart attended Robi-doux School in St. Joseph and col-lege at Camden Point Acad-e-my. She was in nurses training at General Hospital in Kansas City and later became supervisor at Lakeside Hospital. She did private duty nursing for physicians.
On Feb. 21, 1931, she married Roy Edward Shughart.
She was active in Quindaro Homes Association where she was editor of the Quindaro Homes newspaper, Bluebirds, March of Dimes, United Way and was a district director for the Red Cross.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Roy Shughart.
Surviving are two daughters, Lovie Joy Henggeler, Stansberry, and Marilyn Oldfield, Hardy, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Casketbearers were Steve Old-field, Joe Henggeler, Dan Henggeler, Karl Henggeler, Henry Henggeler, Cletus Henggeler, Robert Oldfield and Tom Eads.
Graveside services and burial were Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, with the Rev. Bob Clyde of the Adrian United Methodist Church officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.
Violet P. Spears
Jan. 1, 1910 - Jan. 30, 2002
Violet Pauline Spears, 92, Harrisonville, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Crown Care Cen-ter, Harrisonville.
She was born Jan. 1, 1910, in Glencoe, Okla., the daughter of Everett T. and Viola Louise (Hag-gard) Hilsabeck.
On Aug. 23, 1963, she married Elwin V. Spears in Douglas Coun-ty, Nev.
Mrs. Spears and her husband owned and operated a Western Auto Store in Crane. While living in Crane she attended the Baptist Church, was a member of the Or-der of the Eastern Star, was on the library board and volunteered at the senior complex.
She had lived in Kansas City, California and Crane before moving to Harrisonville.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Elwin V. Spears; and a sister, Mary Geneva Lunceford.
Graveside services and burial were Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, in the Sharon Cemetery near Drexel with the Rev. Gil Brown officiating. Sherrie Roberson was the soloist.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Cross-roads Hospice in Kansas City.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home in Harrisonville.
Roxie E. Arnold
March 9, 1902 - May 8, 2002
Roxie E. Arnold, 100, Harrisonville, died May 8, 2002, at Golden Years, Harrisonville.
She was born March 9, 1902, in Clinton.
Mrs. Arnold had been employed as a seamstress for Kansas City Boys Wear.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert J. Arnold, Dec. 9, 1965.
Surviving are two sons, John H. Arnold, Shawnee, Kan., and Robert D. Arnold, Clinton; a daughter, Rose Adams, Harrisonville; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were May 11 at Forest Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Muehlebach Funeral Home.
K. Lloyd Berryman
Aug. 16, 1933 - May 17, 2002
Kenneth Lloyd Berryman, 68, Harrisonville, died May 17, 2002, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City.
He was born Aug. 16, 1933, near Cross Timbers, the son of James Henry and Velma O. (Raymer) Berryman.
On April 11, 1953, he married Jeanne Bernadette Riley in Kansas City.
Mr. Berryman had been employed as a truck driver for Wilcox Trucking Company, Springfield, until his retirement. Earlier he had been employed as a tool and die designer for Bendix Corp., Kansas City.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, James Berryman; and a sister, Hazel Helms.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Bernadette Berryman, of the home; five children, Gloria Phillips, Harrisonville, Karen Caldwell, Aurora, Ken Berryman Jr., Holden, Jim Berryman, Piedmont, Okla., and Susan Amberson, Independence; three brothers, Warren Berryman, Kansas City, Raymer Berryman, Hermitage, and Jerry Berryman, Warsaw; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dustin Berryman, Jake Berryman, Kenny L. Berryman III, Tim Berryman, Zebulynn Berryman, Joshua Lawson and Randy Phillips.
The funeral mass was May 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. Bradley S. Offutt officiating. Soloists were Donna Overcast, Cindy Dunham and Christina Dickey.
Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the church building fund.
James L. Colclasure
Nov. 24, 1917 - May 14, 2002
James Lawrence Colclasure Sr., 85, died May 14, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Kansas City.
He was born Nov. 24, 1917, in Coffeyville, Kan., the son of Arthur R. and Etta M. (Hill) Colclasure.
In 1971, he married Gretta Louise Newport-Maude.
Mr. Colclasure moved to Kansas City in 1925 and graduated from Argentine High School in 1935. He served in the United States Army Air Corps and was discharged on May 14, 1946.
He had lived in Kansas City, Independence, Adrian; and Mound City, Kan., since 1992.
Mr. Colclasure had been employed as a color photo technician at Roland Jeanerette for 25 years.
He served on the executive board of the Silver Haired Legislature, District III AAA of Missouri and as voluntary long-term care resident ombudsmen for nursing homes. He was active in the senior centers in Butler and Mound City; and was a member of the VFW for 30 years. He attended the First Baptist Church of Mound City. He attended several old fiddlers conventions as a member of the Marmaton Valley Chapter.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a stepson, Fred Maude; and a grandson, Chris Orpin.
Surviving are his wife of the home, Gretta Colclasure; four children, Gloria Hickerson, Sylvia Hartsoe, Larry Colclasure and Pat Pesci; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dennis Ammerman, Jason Wysong, Lee Ferris, Rick Colclasure, Gary Newport, Todd Newport, Ed Newport, David Morgan, Dewayne Babylon, Brad Hartsoe and David Colclasure.
Services were May 17 at the Atkinson Chapel with the Rev. Joe Perkins officiating. Music was provided by Larry Colclasure and Sylvia Hartsoe.
Burial was in the Higginsville City Cemetery, Higginsville, under the direction of the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian.
Rose C. Cook
Jan. 11, 1912 - May 19, 2002
Rose Carroll Cook, 90, Harrisonville, died May 19, 2002, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville.
She was born Jan. 11, 1912, in Bland (Gasconade County).
In August 1942, she married Robert H. Cook in Lee’s Summit.
Mrs. Cook moved with her family to Raytown in 1918 and resided in the area for the 83 years.
She received her degrees in education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, formerly the University of Kansas City. Her 42 years of teaching spanned the one-room schoolhouse, where she taught all eight grades for 11 years, to the Raytown Public School system where she taught elementary school and substituted in junior high and high school from 1952 to 1980.
Mrs. Cook was a member of the Missouri and Raytown Retired Teachers’ associations, as well as the UMKC Alumni Association.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Robert Cook, in March 1983.
Surviving are a son, Walter L. Cook of the Raytown area; a daughter, Rose Mary Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo; two sisters, Marie L. Turner, Overland Park, Kan., and Joan N. Brunsvold, Oskaloosa, Kan.; a brother, Raymond C. Carroll, Warrensburg; many grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Services were May 23 at the D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City.
William H. Ferkenhoff
Oct. 10, 1935 - May 14, 2002
William “Bill” Henry Ferkenhoff, 66, Peculiar, died May 14, 2002, at his home.
He was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Kansas City, the son of William T. and Marion H. (Wynne) Ferkenhoff.
Mr. Ferkenhoff was a technical adviser at the time of his retirement from Sears Logistic Services on June 30, 1993. He also had served on the board of directors and was president of the Sears Credit Union for several years. He had been with Sears for more than 40 years.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and a granddaughter, Jessica Marie Jackson.
Surviving are his wife of almost 50 years, Brigetta Ferkenhoff, of the home; two children, Pamela Ann Jackson, Peculiar, and William T. “Ted” Ferkenhoff, Missouri City, Texas; a sister, Marion Jean Kelly, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kevin Green, Steve Myers, Trent Myers, Michael O’Brien, Patrick O’Brien and Tim O’Brien.
Services were May 17 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Bradley Offutt officiating. Ron Strong was the vocalist and Cindy Dunham was the organist.
Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.