Blanche M. Moss
MOUND CITY, Mo. -- Blanche Minnie (Mars) Fleener Moss, 91, Mound City, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at a Mound City health-care center.
Mrs. Moss farmed north of Mound City before moving into Mound City to own and operate Kee Cafe for many years. After selling the cafe, she worked as head cook for the Mound City School for nine years before retiring.
Born April 21, 1907, in Mercer County, Mo., she attended public school in Colorado.
Mrs. Moss was a member of First Christian Church, Mound City; Ladies Aid; and Busy Bees.
In October, 1929, she married Ralph Fleener. He died in 1960. Then in March 1966, she married Vaughn Moss in Mound City. He died in 1973.
Mrs. Moss also was preceded in death by her parents, Matt and Edith Marrs; three sisters, Theta Schaeffer, Emma Titus and Hazel Marrs; and three brothers, Lawrence, William and Clarence Marrs.
Surviving: a stepdaughter, Kim Kling, Mound City; a stepson, V.I. Moss, Germany; three brothers, Darrell Marrs, Falls City, Neb., Carl Marrs, Forsythe, Mo., and Frank Marrs, Mesa, Ariz.; and four stepgrandchildren.
Service: 3 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church, Mound City. Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Mound City.
Lola O. Munshaw
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Lola Odessa (Jackson) Munshaw, 94, Savannah, formerly of Union Star, Mo., died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at a Savannah health-care center.
Ms. Munshaw was employed as a teacher in rural Dekalb and Andrew County schools. She also taught at Helena, Clarksdale, Stewartsville, Union Star and Guilford, Mo., retiring in 1970.
Born Jan. 13, 1905, in Union Star, she was a graduate of Union Star High School. She went on to receive her bachelor's degree in education from Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville.
Ms. Munshaw was a member of the United Methodist Church, Union Star, and United Methodist Women, of the church. She also was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association and the Dekalb County, Mo., Historical Society.
On April 12, 1924, she married Joseph W. Munshaw in Troy, Kan. They were divorced in 1936.
Ms. Munshaw was preceded in death by two sons, 1st Lt. William R. and Dr. Harvey B.; her parents, Samuel and Rose Jackson; four sisters, Doris Ford, Nadine Tritten, and two infant sisters; four brothers, Richard, Herman, Ralph and Clifford Jackson.
Surviving: a son, the Rev. Joseph L., Oregon, Mo.; a brother, Elmo Jackson, St. Joseph; two sisters, Marjorie Tritten, Helena, and Imogene Hutchcraft, Union Star; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two step great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Union Star. Burial: Union Star Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Family visitation: 7 to 8 tonight, Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Mo. Memorial contributions may be sent to Inter-Serv Community Service of St. Joseph, 200 Cherokee St., St. Joseph, MO.
BETHANY, Mo. -- Wilson Neff, 83, Bethany, formerly of Glen Elder, Kan., died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at a Bethany health-care center.
Mr. Neff, a caretaker, was born on Aug. 1, 1915, in Glen Elder.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette; three brothers; and four sisters.
Surviving: three sons, Stan, Bethany, Roger, Beaver, Okla., and J. Neff, McPherson, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, McDonald-Roberts Funeral Home, Beloit, Kan. Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Glen Elder. Visitation: after noon Monday, McDonald-Roberts Funeral Home. Local arrangements: Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany.
Hazel G. Randall
MOUND CITY, Mo. -- Hazel Gladys (Meyer) Randall, 91, Mound City, formerly of Craig, Mo., died Friday, April 9, 1999, at a Mound City health-care center.
Mrs. Randall taught school at Glendale, Kelso and Shiloh, all rural schools in Holt County, Mo. She also taught kindergarten in Craig. She also was employed as a clerk in the former Golden Rule Clothing Store, Mound City.
Born July 6, 1907, in Shiloh, Mo., south of Mound City, she was a graduate of Mound City High School. She also attended college in McPherson, Kan.
Mrs. Randall was a member of Christian Fellowship Church and Eastern Star, both of Mound City. She also taught Sunday school to the residents at Tiffany Heights Nursing Home, Mound City, for almost 25 years.
On Oct. 1, 1928, she married Carlisle M. Randall in Shiloh. After their marriage they moved to a farm south of Craig. After her husband, Carlisle, died in 1967, she moved to Mound City.
Mrs. Randall also was preceded in death by a son, Carlisle Jr.; a daughter, Virginia Jones; her parents, Logan and Hattie Meyer; a brother, William Meyer; four sisters, Lillian McGuire, Ellen Varvel, Mary Zickefoose and Edna J. Williams; and three great-grandchildren.
Surviving: a daughter, Minnie Shubert, Mound City; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday, Christian Fellowship Church, Mound City. Burial: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Craig. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today, Pettijohn & Crawford Funeral Home, Mound City. Memorial contributions may be sent to Christian Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 274, Mound City, MO 64470.
Sandra S. Rowles
RIDGEWAY, Mo. -- Sandra S. (Cox) Rowles, 60, Ridgeway, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at a Bethany, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Rowles, a homemaker, was born on May 27, 1938, in Muncie, Ind.
On Feb. 21, 1958, she married Richard Rowles. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Rowles was preceded in death by her parents, Rayfield and Margaret Cox.
Additional survivors: four daughters, Lisa Reid, Ridgeway, Kellie Houser, Las Vegas, Nev., Tammi Becker, Raytown, Mo., and Terri Mallen, Stewartsville, Mo.; a son, Richard II, Ridgeway; a brother, Thomas E. Cox, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.
A private graveside memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later date. There is no scheduled visitation. Arrangements: Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany.
Hilah (Moore) Taylor, 93, St. Joseph , formerly of Agency and Frazier, Mo., died Friday, April 9, 1999, at a Savannah, Mo., health-care center.
Born Feb. 6, 1906, near Agency, Mrs. Taylor was a graduate of Gower High School, Gower, Mo.
She was a member of the Agency Christian Church, Christian Women's Fellowship and Rockhouse Community Club.
On June 4, 1924, she married Raymond E. Taylor. After their marriage they farmed near Agency until 1967, when they moved to St. Joseph. Her husband, Raymond, died in 1973.
Mrs. Taylor also was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Wood; her parents, William O. and Bettie F. Moore; three brothers, Eugene, William and George Moore; and a sister, Mildred Moore.
Surviving: a grandson, David L. Barnett, of the home; two sisters, Frances Brummett, Long Beach, Calif., and Anna E. Moore, Chillicothe, Mo.; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower. Burial: Frazier Cemetery, Frazier. Family visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Agency Christian Church.
LANCASTER, Kan. -- Gilbert Wehking, 93, Lancaster, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at an Indianapolis, Ind. hospital.
Mr. Wehking was a farmer and stockman in the Lancaster area.
Born Aug. 22, 1905, in rural Lancaster, Mr. Wehking was a member of the St. Johns Lutheran Church of Lancaster.
Mr. Wehking was a former Old Huron School board member and had served on the Old Huron Cemetery board.
On Feb. 25, 1931, he married Elsie Dorssom in Lancaster. She died in 1970.
Mr. Wehking also was preceded in death by his parents, Christ and Freiderike; a brother, Walter; three sisters, Hulda Kanning, Mary Gunter, and Helen Gigstad; and a great-grandchild.
Surviving: a son, Eldon, of the home in Lancaster; three daughters, Grace Welch, Hiawatha, Kan., Marilyn Jacobson, Cummings, Kan., and Dorothy Vercauteran, Greenwood, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday, Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, Kan. Burial: Huron, Kan., Cemetery. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorial contributions may be sent to Shriner's Children's Hospital.