Velma B. Hoover
Velma Hoover, 91, Pattonsburg, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at a Cameron nursing home.
Mrs. Hoover was born Jan. 20, 1913, in Pattonsburg, the daughter of Frank E. and Estle M. (Ellis) Macrander.
She lived in the Pattonsburg area most of her life. She worked at the Senior Citizens Center in Pattonsburg. On March 28, 1934, she married Frederick Cartez Hoozer of Pattonsburg in Bethany. He preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1983.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Lee, Rural W. and Ray V. Macrander, and a sister, Eulaila Macrander Williams.
She leaves two sisters, Armilda Caraway, Hereford, Ariz., and Odetta Stevens, Anaheim, Calif.; one nephew, Olen Williams, Pattonsburg; several nieces and nephews; her caregiver, Linda McVicker of Pattonsburg.
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 3, at the Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg. Burial was in the Coffey cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pattonsburg United Methodist Church or Comfort Care Hospice, Cameron, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424.
Velma B. Cunning
Velma B. Cunning, 82, St. Joseph, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at her home.
Born Sept. 24, 1922, in Blockton, Iowa, she lived most of her life in St. Joseph. In June 1940, she married Ivan F. “Doc” Cunning, who preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1997.
She was president and co-founder with her husband of Water Doctor, Inc., a water treatment and filtration company in St. Joseph and Warrensburg, Mo.
She leaves three sons, Ivan D. Cunning, Tommy Cunning and Larry Cunning; seven daughters, Joyce Greathouse, Lynda Skaggs, Vickie Cooper, Sandra Jackson, Lunetta Lunceford, Nina Keller and Tena Pool; 27 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; five great, great grandchildren, and ten step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Joseph. Interment was in Memory Cemetery in New Market, Iowa.
Mike Norris, 55, longtime Bethany businessman, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at a Bethany health care facility.
Mr. Norris was born Aug. 15, 1949, in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Neil and Mary (Sallee) Norris.
He was the owner and operator of Richard's Men's Wear in Bethany. He was a graduate of South Harrison High School and Northwest Missouri State University with a triple major in English, Spanish and French. He attended the University of Missouri for one year.
Mr. Norris was director of the Miss Bethany Pageant for 10 years. He also was associated with the Miss Missouri Pageant for 25 years. He was a member of the Bethany Area Chamber of Commerce.
He enjoyed decorating and entertaining friends and family.
He leaves his father, Neil Norris, Bethany, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Norris.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial will be in the Sharon Chapel Cemetery, Mount Moriah, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where friends may call anytime after noon Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Chapel Cemetery and/or the Bethany Public Library in care of the Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO. 64424.
Brad Strine, 29, Trenton, Mo., died Friday, February 25th at the Wright Memorial Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Strine was born August 5, 1975 at Trenton, the son of Jim and Lori Allen Strine. He attended Trenton High School and had lived most of his life in the Edinburg and Trenton communities. At the time of his death he was employed with his father in the construction business.
He is survived by his father, Jim Strine of Edinburg, Mo.; his mother, Lori Overton of Trenton; his companion of four years, Janeen Allen of the home and his extended family, Nicole and Tyler Allen also of the home; two sisters, Sarah Strine of Topeka, Kan., and Carla Fitzpatrick of Bethany; a step-brother, Shawn Overton of Trenton; his grandparents, Bill and Lynda Strine of Edinburg, Mo. and Bob and Donna Allen of Warsaw, Mo.; his great-grandmothers, Vennas Strine of Trenton and Maxine Crooks of Warsaw, Mo.
He was preceded in death by an uncle, Jay Strine, great-grandfathers, Wilbur Strine, Ed Snidow, Everett Allen and Henry Crooks and great-grandmothers, Lella Snidow and Edith Allen.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Coon Creek Church west of Edinburg, Mo. with Rev. Ron Ward officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be left or mailed to the Resthaven Mortuary at P.O. Box 587, Trenton, Mo. 64683.
Bill G. Nail
Bill G. Nail, 81, Sun City, Calif. died February 14th following a brief illness. He was born in Albany, Mo. and served in the Navy Air Corp. seeing WWII combat activity in the Pacific Theater.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy, his daughters Cheryle Newkirk (Lawrence), Patricia Russell (Bill), Gina Smith and son Mark Nail of Martinsville, Mo.
His mother, Zelma Grace, his father, Frederick and son, Michael, who died in infancy, preceded him in death.
Services were held February 18th at the Carlsbad Community Church in Carlsbad, Calif.
JoAnne Adrian, 65, Gilman City, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at a Trenton, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Adrian was born Aug. 9, 1939, in DeKalb County, Mo., the daughter of Cecil Edward and Ethel Marie (Williamson) Anderson. On March 20, 1959, she married Rodney Adrian in Kansas City. He preceded her in death.
She was a bookkeeper for the Gilman City Lumber Company. She was a member of the Melbourne, Mo., Baptist Church.
She leaves two sisters, Goldie Lowe, Gilman City, and Georgia Moulin, Coffey, Mo.; one brother, Larry Anderson, Blue Springs, Mo., and nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Glenn Anderson.
Funeral services were Wednesday, April 6, at the Melbourne Baptist Church. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery, Gilman City.
Memorials: American Lung Association in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO. 64424.
Chancel `Lee' Rinehart
Chancel “Lee” Rinehart, 78, of Bethany, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at a hospital in St. Joseph.
He was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Worth County, Mo., the son of Orville and Goldie (Gregg) Rinehart. On Oct. 17, 1947, he married Imogene Clarke. She survives of the home.
Mr. Rinehart was owner and operator of Clarke's Store in Bethany. He served as deacon at the First Baptist Church in Bethany. He was also a member of Kiwanis International and was a veteran.
In addition to his wife, he leaves a son, Clarke Rinehart, Bethany; a granddaughter, Kellie Rinehart, Chicago, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wayne.
Funeral services were Friday, April 1, at the Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, with burial in Miriam Cemetery, Bethany.
Memorials: Crestview Special Care Unit in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424.