Richard John Rieks
Richard John Rieks, 87, Albany, Mo., died Friday, November 26 in Albany, Mo.
Richard was born on June 12, 1917 to John Fredrick and Hulda Tatum Rieks. He and Laura were married on April 19, 1948 in Orland, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ed; one sister, Selma Busse; one nephew, R.J. Busse; one grandchild, Kimberly Cain; and one great grandchild, Charlie Garner.
Richard is survived by his wife, Laura, of the home; one brother, Wilbert (Ida Lou) Rieks of Marshall, Mo.; five children, Richard (Ladwell) Rieks, Jr., Bethany; Sharon (William) Bargfrede, Marshall, Mo.; John (Donna) Rieks, Albany, Mo.; Shelia (Fred) Cain, Albany, Mo.; David (Anna) Rieks, Katy, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bethany, where he had served as deacon and trustee. Memorial gifts may be made to the Assembly of God Building Fund of Bethany and may be mailed to the Roberson-Polley Chapel, 403 N. Hundley, Albany, Mo. 64402.
Funeral services were Monday, November 29th at the Roberson-Polley Chapel in Albany, with burial following at the McFall Cemetery in McFall, Mo.
Minnie L. Conover
Minnie L. Conover, 83, Pattonsburg, died Saturday, November 27 at a Maysville, Mo. nursing home.
She was born July 27, 1921 in Pattonsburg, Mo., the daughter of William and Mary (Warford) Stampor.
She married Charles Conover. He preceded her in death on October 11, 1971.
Minnie was a housewife and had cooked for several years at the Pattonsburg School. Minnie was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and the Rebecca Lodge. She was a member of the Santa Rosa Baptist Church for over 60 years, until it closed. She then transferred her membership to the Hopewell Baptist Church near Weatherby, Mo.
Survivors include three sons, Max Conover, Pattonsburg, Mo., Dennis Conover, Pattonsburg, Mo., and Lloyd Conover, Gallatin, Mo.; one niece, Charlotte Stamper, Bethany, Mo.; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Mary Suzanne, one son, Larry Rex, one sister, Evelyn, a half sister, Margaret, and 2 half brothers, Walt and John.
Funeral services were Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Pattonsburg, Mo., with burial at the Pattonsburg Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Activity Fund of the Sunset Nursing Home and/or Pattonsburg Senior Citizens Center in care of the Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, Mo. 64424.
Sebastian Aaron Wagner
Sebastian Aaron Wagner, 81, Bethany (formerly of Maryville, Mo.), died Sunday, November 28 at the Bethany Care Center in Bethany.
He was born June 16, 1923 in Pickering, Mo. to the late John and Ona (Shanks) Wagner.
He was married to Lillian Jean Ross on January 30, 1946 in St. Joseph, Mo.
Mr. Wagner was a retired meat cutter for Maryville Packing Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bethany. He served in the Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, Lee and James; and two sisters, Mildred Ashford and Mary Rogowski.
He is survived by his wife Lillian, of the home; daughter, Julia Owens, St. Joseph; two sons, Jerry Wagner and Jeffery Wagner, Bethany; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren; two sisters, Maggie Johnson, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and Mamie Hampton, Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral services were Wednesday, December 1, at the First Baptist Church in Bethany with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Maryville, Mo.
Claudia Fish, 60, Bethany (formerly of New Hampton), died Monday, November 29.
She was born August 11, 1944 in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Thomas and Alice (Mignrey) Gallant.
She worked at York International in Albany, Mo.
Survivors include daughter, Cindy Terry, Bethany; son, Larry Wayne Fish and wife, Teresa, Bethany; three sisters, Clara Kilgore, St. Joseph, Mo., Carol Russell, Bedford, Ia., Mary McClure, St. Joseph, Mo.; two brothers, Alvin Gallant of Mertle Beach, S.C. and Emile Gallant of Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Robin Terry, Kaitlyn and Wyatt Fish, and Jessica Speke.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Claude Fish; one brother, Jerry Gallant; and one grandson, Charles James Terry.
Funeral services werre Thursday, December 2, at the Roberson Funeral Home in Bethany. The body will be cremated after services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Miracle Network in care the funeral home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, Mo. 64424.
Robert `Bob” Johns
Robert Daniel “Bob” Johns, 71, Bethany, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at a Bethany nursing home.
Mr. Johns was born on June 5, 1933, in Harrison County, the son of George Daniel and Zola Alice (Foster) Johns. On March 15, 1958, he married Nancy Funk in New Hampton, Mo. She survives of the home.
He was a farmer and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church in Bethany.
In addition to his wife, he leaves a son, Danny Johns and wife, Christie, Maryville, Mo.; two daughters, Jennifer Obert and husband Galen, Bethany, and Elizabeth Endecott and husband Mark of Maryville; two sisters, Betty Rainey, Albany, Mo., and Leota Norris and husband Steve, Grain Valley, Mo; five grandchildren, Katie Kiralfy and husband Josh, Caleb Obert, Elane Endecott and Derek and Shelby Johns.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Zola Johns; his mother-in-law, Wave Funk, and two brothers-in-law, Don Rainey and Donald Lee Funk.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial was in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Bethany, with military rites by VFW Post 2176 and American Legion Post 216 of Bethany, VFW Post 5329 and American Legion Post 106 of Albany and American Legion Post 56 of Eagleville.
Memorials: Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home, Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424.
Roy Barratt, 81, of Clarence, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at the Harry S Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Mr. Barratt was born Aug. 30, 1923, the son of James Thomas and Lillian Maude Hitchcock Barratt in Mt. Moriah, Mo. On June 14, 1947, he married Betty Lou Bears. She died on Jan. 6, 2000.
Mr. Barratt graduated from Cainsville High School in 1942. He was a member of the Cainsville Assembly of God Church. He was an Army combat medic in World War II and received a purple heart and the bronze star.
He was a barber for many years in Bethany and also was a nursing home administrator in Bethany, Shelbina and Clarence.
He leaves three sons, Ron Barratt and wife Patricia, Lenexa, Kan., Tom Barratt and wife Peggy, O'Fallon, Mo., Randy Barratt and wife Anne, Cairo, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Michelle Wray, Luke Barratt, Anna Maubach, Bethany Barratt, Patrick Barratt, Seth and Aaron Barratt, and two great grandchildren, Brook Barratt and Remington Maubach; two brothers, George Barratt, Maryville, Mo., and James Wilbur Barratt of Grandview, Mo., and a special friend, Viola Morton.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
Graveside services were today (Wednesday) at the Cain Cemetery, Cainsville.
Memorials: Gideon's International.
William F. Hill
William F. “Bill” Hill, 71, of Camden Point, Mo., died on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004.
He was born March 4, 1933, in Allendale, Mo., and graduated from Grant City High School in 1951. He served in the Army during the Korean War.
On May 4, 1956, he married Shirley Ann Courtney. They lived in St. Joseph before moving to Camden Point.
He worked for Cook Paint in Kansas City for 36 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Camden Point Baptist Church and the American Legion in St. Joseph.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Beatrice Hill, and a brother, Donald.
He leaves his wife, Shirley, of the home; two sons, Mark Hill and wife Cindy, Dearborn, Mo., and Jeff Hill and wife, Cathy, Camden Point; five grandchildren; two sisters, Althea Spillman, Bethany, Mo., and Beulah Hutchinson, Mt. Ayr, Iowa; one brother, Dennis R. “Pat” Hill, Cameron, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were today (Wednesday) at the Camden Point Baptist Church. Burial was in the Camden Point Cemetery. Arrangements: Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower.