CALLAHAN , Thomas Eugene (Bud) Callahan, 79, Lancaster, KS passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 29, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Burial at Lancaster cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30-7:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Louis Church or the Fuhrman Park Fund in Lancaster, and left in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Callahan was born April 5, 1926 at the Everest home of his parents, James and Della (Behler) Callahan and attended schools in the Huron area, graduating from Atchison County Community High School in 1944. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and served in Texas and Hawaii until being honorably discharged in 1946. He was employed at Exchange National Bank in Atchison from 1946 to 1948, then farmed and worked for the late Karl Fuhrman and the Lancaster Oil Company before purchasing the service station in 1970. He sold the station to his son Tim in 1978 and continued to work daily at the station until his health began to fail in 2003. He remained a familiar figure at the station until being hospitalized. He was a member of the Lancaster Lions Club and a lifetime member of Atchison V.F.W. Post 1175.
Mr. Callahan married Beulah Dittemore on February 14, 1955 at St. Louis Catholic Church in the Good Intent Community. She survives. Additional survivors include his sons Timothy and Glenn (Cork) of Lancaster, and Dale of Effingham. Daughters Kate Oswald of Effingham, Eddie Burke of Denton and Coleen Cavanaugh of Atchison. Sisters Mary Ann Risse of Atchison, Alice Alban of Springfield, OR, Margaret Hamilton of Lancaster and Patty Moore of Denton. 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
PERKINS , Frank William Perkins, Jr. 81, Austin, TX formerly of Atchison, KS passed away Monday, August 22, 2005 at the V.A. Hospital in Temple, TX.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 27, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hope of Atchison and left in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Perkins was born October 26, 1923 in Atchison, KS the son of Frank and May M. (Rafferty) Perkins. He retired from the restaurant business after 20 years of owning and operating Perky's Kitchen in Meriden, KS. He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII. He lived his entire life around the Atchison area, and moved to Austin, TX three years ago to be closer to his son.
He is survived by his wife Betty, of 60 years; son, Frank Perkins, III; granchildren Kimberly Moore, Christopher Perkins, and Megan Higley, and great grandchild Caden Higley. Brothers Jim Perkins and Charles Perkins.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Peggy Ann Higley, sister Betty Besette and his parents.
ELLIOTT , Virgil Lee Elliott, 61, Atchison, KS passed away Sunday, August 21, 2005 at his home.
Graveside services will be 4:00 PM Friday, August 26, 2005 at Sumner Cemetery, south of Atchison, KS. The body has been cremated under direction of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the NEK Hospice.
Mr. Elliott was born October 26, 1943 in Creston, IA the son Ray and Roszella Mae (Crumb) Elliott. He attended Circleville High School, Circleville, KS. He was employed for 43 years with Atchison Casting as a welder. Virgil enjoyed his CB radios, playing pool and watching John Wayne and Roy Rogers movies.
He married Ruth Ernestine Danberry on March 19, 1982. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his sons David Elliott and his wife Esther; and Brian Elliott and his wife Sandra. Daughter Tracey Jones and her husband Thomas all of Atchison, KS. 8 Grandchildren. Brother Donald Elliott of Dennison, KS and a sister Betty Davis of Netawaka, KS.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Kuhnert , Wanda I. Kuhnert, 97 years old, of Atchison, Ks. died Sat. August 20, 2005 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Monday at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran New Building Fund to retire debt. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Wanda Ida Klein was born on May 5, 1908 in Atchison, KS. the daughter of John and Ida A. (Bahr) Klein. She attended school at the Bellevue Grade School. She worked as a farm wife and homemaker. She was one of the oldest members of the Trinity Lutheran Church, was a member of the Shepherd's Center, Atchison. She was a member of the Corinthian Society, Searchers bible class and the Rebecca Circle of the church. She was a member of the Good Intent Homemakers Unit and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing cards, and bingo.
She was married to Lawrence T. Kuhnert, on October 17, 1928 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Mr. Kuhnert preceded her in death on Dec. 26th, 1974. Her parents and two sisters; Elizabeth Winkler, and Florence Klein also preceded her in death. Survivors include a son; Lawrence and his wife Mary Kuhnert, Atchison, KS. four granddaughters, nine great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and two-step great great grandchildren and four nieces.
Rasdall , Doris J. Rasdall, 84 years old, formerly of Effingham, KS. died Friday, August 19, 2005 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM on Monday, August 22, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Hollingsworth, Pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham, KS. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 PM on Sunday, Aug. 21st, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lighthouse Hospice, of Atchison. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Doris was born on Aug. 18, 1921 in Effingham, KS., the daughter of Willis C. and Clara Mae (Chase) Summers. Mrs. Rasdall had worked at the former Horton Garment Factory, Atchison. She owned and operated the former 'Doris's Cafe', Effingham, KS. for over ten years. She was well known for her homemade pies. After selling the restaurant she worked as a cook for Benedictine College in the cafeteria for 5 to 6 years. She was a former member of the Rebecca Lodge, Effingham, KS. and enjoyed fishing, camping and especially her family and grandchildren.
She was married to Everett E. Rasdall on Dec. 18, 1938 in Effingham, KS. he preceded her in death on July 1, 1963. Her parents, a brother, Ronald Summers, and her sister, Wilma Nitz, also preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons; Gary and his wife Joyce Rasdall, Effingham, KS., Edward and his wife Judy Rasdall, Eldorado, KS., and Michael and his wife Kathy Rasdall, Colorado Springs, CO., a daughter; Mrs. Sharon and her husband Stan Kuykendall, Effingham, KS., a sister, Mrs. Maxine Stafford, Independence, MO., nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Kleopper , Theodore 'Bud' Kleopper, 88 years old of rural Nortonville, KS. died Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at the Midland Hospice Care Center, Topeka, KS.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 20th, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Jane Rothman, Pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lancaster officiating. Burial will follow services on Saturday at the Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, KS. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Friday, August 19, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. John's Lutheran Church, Lancaster, KS. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mr. Kleopper was born on April 11, 1917 in Lancaster, KS., the son of Theodore and Mary (Walz) Kleopper. Mr. Kleopper was a farmer his entire life. He loved John Deere tractors and the outdoors. He was a lifetime member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, Lancaster, KS. Mr. Kleopper volunteered in many various areas including; the church council, served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the church choir, and even delivered sermons. He had attended numerous conventions of the church. Mr. Kleopper also served on the Star School Board, and the Atchison County Coop Board, Effingham, KS. He helped manage several local baseball teams and enjoyed several card groups.
Mr. Kleopper was married to Jane Becker on May 20, 1945. Mrs. Kleopper survives of the home, Nortonville. They had recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this spring. Additional survivors include a daughter, Judy and her husband Mike Schaeffer, Atchison, KS., a son; Roger and his wife Nancy Kleopper, Lancaster, KS., Four grandchildren; Carolyn Wilburn, Monica Schaeffer, and Jennifer & Jason Kleopper, and two great grandchildren. His parents, and his only sister preceded him in death.
WEBSTER , Phyllis I. (Mooney) Webster, 72, Atchison, KS formerly of McLouth, KS. passed away Sunday, August 14, 2005 at Medicalodge of Atchison.
Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, August 18, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home. The body has been cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Fund and left in care of the funeral home.
Mrs. Webster was born March 28, 1933 in Carbondale, KS the daughter of William Seitz and Ruth Louise (Williams) Fannin, Sr. She attended Washburn Rural High School, and Washburn College. She worked for the Kansas Department of Revenue for 20 years and lived most oh her life in the Lawrence/McLouth are. She had lived in Atchison the last 10 years. She was a charter member of the McLouth Nazarene Church, and was the church pianist for many years. Later in life she enjoyed emailing friends, riding her 3-wheeled scooter and being right down ornery.
She married Willis R. Holden on May 24, 1952, he preceded her in death. She married Eugene L. Mooney on February 27, 1960; he also preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Anita L. Holden; a brother John E. 'Eddie' Fannin; a sister Pauline Fannin; and her parents.
Survivors include her daughters Tina Thomas of Leavenworth; Sandra Means of McLouth and Billie Robertson of Oskaloosa. Sons Dale Mooney of Oskaloosa and Darrell Mooney of Lawrence. 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Brother William S. Fannin, Jr of Lawrence and a sister Dixie Rees of Grantville.
Ball , Zilpha M. Ball, 92, lifelong Atchison resident, died Thursday, August 11, 2005 at the Atchison Hospital, Atchison, KS.
Funeral Services will be 3:00 pm, Saturday, August 13, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, KS with Rev. Peter Del Nagro, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison. Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Friday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Ball are suggested to the Atchison YMCA, Atchison City Recreation Commission, or the First Presbyterian Church. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mrs. Ball was born May 8, 1913 in Atchison, the daughter of Boyd Sutton and Estella Mae (Lott) Cummings. She attended Franklin grade school and graduated from Atchison High School in 1931. While in high school, she had served as editor of the 'Optimist', which was Atchison High's school newspaper. Mrs. Ball had been a member of the PTA City Council and had served as President of the PTA. Prior to marriage, Mrs. Ball was a beautician and she owned and operated the Atchison Beauty Shop from 1932 to 1938. Mrs. Ball was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the ladies circle of the church and was a former Deaconess of the church. She was also a member of Bellevue Country Club and the Friday Afternoon Book Club. She enjoyed playing bridge and golf.
Zilpha and Max Ball were married on October 29, 1938. He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1977. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Lydia Viola Cummings.
Survivors include one son, Terry 'Butch' Ball of Atchison; two daughters, Judy Taylor and Kathy Hines, both of Atchison; one sister, Coral Lee Gates of Kansas City, MO; six grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
ZOSCHKE , Catherine Ann Nestler Zoschke, 90, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Atchison, KS died Monday, August 8, 2005 at Hearthstone Hospice Unit of Irving, TX.
Funeral Services will be 7:00 PM, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Atchison, KS with Pastor Valerian Ahles, officiating. Burial will be at sunset at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS. Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Friday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Zoschke are suggested to St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Catherine was born June 9, 1915, the daughter of Henry Alvin and Catherine Christine (Baepler) Nestler. She graduated from Atchison High School and had worked for her brother, Louis Nestler, at Nestler's Cleaners for 23 years, retiring in 1978. She was a lifelong member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church; Sunday School teacher for 33 years; choir member for 35 years, and was the first woman elected to serve on the church council. She was a member of the Atchison Hospital Auxiliary and was selected Outstanding Auxiliarian of the Year in 1986. She was a volunteer helper at Cray Senior Manor and enjoyed quilting, making Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, gardening and yard work.
Catherine and Arthur F. Zoschke were married on Nov. 19, 1933 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Atchison. Mr. Zoschke preceded her in death on March 3, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Pauline Hansen and Sylvia Hundley; two brothers, Henry Nestler and Louis Nestler.
Survivors include one daughter, Darlene Lee and husband, David, of Ft. Worth, TX; one granddaughter, Angela Lee Simon of Anthem, AZ; one grandson, Brad J. Lee of Grand Prairie, TX; three great granddaughters; four nephews and seven nieces.
SCHNEIDER , Evelyn Louise Schneider, 79, of Nortonville, KS, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 following a lengthy illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Monday, August 15, 2005 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nortonville with Fr. Jon Hullinger, celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Nortonville. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Sunday, at St. Joseph Church in Nortonville with a Parish and Altar Society rosaries being recited at 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Schneider are suggested to Jefferson County Hospice or St. Joseph Cemetery. The O'Trimble Funeral Home in Nortonville is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Schneider was born on May 21, 1926 in Nortonville, the daughter of Jonathan Barney and Nellie Mayetta (Hoffman) McCoy. She graduated from Nortonville High School in 1944. Evelyn helped her husband on their dairy farm and had worked as a certified nurses aide for 22 years at the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Winchester, KS, retiring in 1990. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Nortonville, the Altar Society, served on the rural Mt. Union School Board southeast of Nortonville where she had been a substitute teacher for one year, and a member of the Eagles in Oskaloosa. She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening and especially watching her grandchildren play ball.
Evelyn and Melbern R. 'Bud' Schneider were married on October 25, 1945 at St. Joseph's Church in Nortonville. He survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sons, Clifford Schneider of Winchester, KS and Randall Schneider and his wife, Amy, of Nortonville; one daughter, Ann Ray and her husband, Albert, of Winchester; one sister, Ethel Keirns of Nortonville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
SCHOLZ , Georgia Catherine Scholz, 97, Highland, KS formerly of Bendena, KS passed away Monday, August 8, 2005 at Highland Care Center.
Funeral services will be Friday, August 12, 2005 at 2:00 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church, Bendena, KS. Burial at Denton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Thursday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mrs. Scholz was born September 11, 1907 in Troy, KS the daughter of Arthur Berry and Lulu Boyce (Hunsaker) Monroe. She attended grade school and high school in Bendena, KS. She graduated from Highland Community College and attended the University of Kansas and the Emporia State Teachers College in Emporia, KS. She became a schoolteacher and taught in Doniphan and Brown Counties. She was an Administrative Analyst in the Control Division of the Stockton Ordinance Depot in Stockton, CA from 1943 to 1946. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, a past president of the L.C.W. and a member of the Cheerio Extension Club. She managed the farm with her husband for a number of years before his passing. Georgia loved horseback riding, dogs, gardening, playing the piano and organ and traveling with her husband.
She married August Raymond Scholz in 1946 in Bendena, KS. He preceded her in death in 1976. She is also preceded in death by a sister Lucille Keininger, nephew Paul Keininger, niece Lylace Bateman and her parents.
Survivors include her sister June Monroe of Highland, KS; niece Janice Coelho and nephew Dwight Keininger both of Stockton, CA and 8 great nieces and nephews.
BERTELS , Robert J. 'Bob' Bertels, 69 years old, of Nortonville, KS. died Sunday, August 7, 2005 at the Atchison Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:3O AM on Friday, Aug 12th, 2005 at the St. Joseph Church, Nortonville, KS. with Fr. Jon Hullinger as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph 's Cemetery, Nortonville; A Knights of Columbus and parish rosary will be at 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 11, 2005, at St. Joseph's Church with visitation to follow until 9:00 PM at the Church. The O'Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Joseph Church. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mr. Bertels was born on August 27, 1935 just north of Nortonville, KS. the son of Joseph Henry and Clara Theresa ( Weishaar ) Bertels. He attended St. Joseph's grade school and graduated from Atchison County Community High School, Effingham, KS in 1953. Mr. Bertels worked as a electrician for the former Page Airways, Atchison for 17 years before working as an electrician at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He retired in Feb. 1993 after twenty-five years. Mr. Bertels was a member of the St. Joseph's Church, Nortonville, KS., and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and camping. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren.
He was married to Elizabeth King on June 25, 1956 at St. Joseph's Church, Nortonville, KS. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include; four sons, Steve R. Bertels, Spanaway, WA, Kenneth L. Bertels, Valley Falls, KS., Ronald E. and his wife Brenda Bertels, Nortonville, KS., Darin W. Bertels, Lakewood, WA, six daughter's; Cynthia and her husband Ronald Kesse, Cummings, KS., Sherry A. and her husband, Greg Wagner, Nortonville, KS., Lynette M. Hundley, Stillwater, OK., Denise R. Jones, Kingfisher, OK., Lisa J. and her husband Dru Applequist, Kansas City, MO., and Dawn Ellerman, Nortonville, KS. a brother, Marvin Bertels, Nortonville, KS., five sisters; Kathleen Lutz, Atchison, KS., Marjorie Wills, Glendale, AZ., Mary Frederick, West Sun City, AZ., Rita Frederick, Kirkland, AZ., thirty five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. His parents, two sons, Bryan J. (2000) and Gary W. Bertels, (1961), three brothers, Donald J., Melvin P. and Paul H. Bertels, and one grandson, Nicholas Wagner preceded him in death.
CORMODE , Esther E. Cormode, 87, Lancaster, KS passed away Sunday August 7, 2005 at Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, August 11, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Burial at Lancaster Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Atchison Hospital Imaging System for the new MRI or the American Cancer Society and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Esther Cormode was born June 16, 1918, the eldest child of Lloyd Cline and Gladys Polk Cline. She grew up south of Atchison in the Locust Grove community where the Clines had settled in 1855. She graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1938 with a Normal Training Certificate. She taught elementary school for two years first in the Clingan School and then the Cain School.
On June 16, 1940 she married Roy Cormode at the First Christian Church in Atchison. She and Roy moved into the house south of Lancaster where they lived together for nearly 57 years until he passed away. She continued there until her death.
She was baptized at the age of thirteen and was an active lifetime church member, most recently of the Effingham Christian Church and the Cummings Christian Church. She was President of the Ladies' Aid for many terms, taught Sunday School, and organized and decorated for countless church events.
Esther had a lifetime interest in 4-H Club work beginning with membership in the Curlew Club. In 1935 she was awarded a trip to Chicago to attend the National 4-H Club Congress. She served as volunteer leader in clothing with the Shining Star and Shannon Clubs. For many years she was 4-H Clothing Superintendent at the Atchison County Fair. In later years, she was recognized as a Friend of 4-H, received the C. E. Sells Memorial Plaque for service to the Atchison County Fair and served once as the Grand Marshal of the Atchison County Fair parade. She had planned to exhibit her record books, awards and mementos at the 100th Anniversary of the 4-H Clubs of America this fall. Her 4-H Club interest in clothing led her first into custom sewing then to the Horton Garment Company in Atchison, where she worked as a supervisor for more than twenty years.
Her hobbies and interests were extensive. They included sewing, gardening, attending doll shows and scrapbook making. Her "green thumb" won her many ribbons at the Atchison County Fair and various other flower shows. She was a member and officer of the Farmington Unit of the Kansas Extension Homemakers. She was a charter member of the 20th Century Club, a social club of the Lancaster community. She was also a member of the Monrovia Road Sunshine Club, the Homemakers Club and the Rebekah Lodge in Lancaster. She also served on the Lancaster election board for many years.
She and Roy had two sons, Jim and Gary. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy, her son, Gary, a grandson, Alec, and a sister Irene Cline Blau. She is survived by her son James Roy and his wife Charlea, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; five grandchildren and their spouses, Elise and Jason Kingston of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Joel Cormode of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Daniel and Amy Cormode of Pittsburg, Kansas, Rachel and Kevin Linn of Diamond, Missouri, and William and Marie Cormode of Westphalia, Kansas; and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Doris Cline Foster of Overland Park, Kansas, and Ms. Merle Cline Powell of Mission, Kansas, as well as eleven nieces and nephews.
HITCHENS , Hubert E. 'Moe' Hitchens, 72, Atchison, KS passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at St. Luke's Hospital on the Plaza, Kansas City, MO.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, August 8, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial at Sugar Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society and left in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Hitchens was born February 18, 1933 in Atchison, KS the son of Elmer and Irma Ines (Cash) Hitchens. He attended school in Atchison and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Wilson Poultry before entering the service. He retired as a welder after 40 years from LFM, later known as Atchison Casting. He was a member of the Steel Workers Union for 40 years. Also a member of the V.F.W. Post #1175 and the American Legion Post #6. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and bowling. He was an avid Chiefs fan and bingo player. Moe was a great father, grandfather and husband and he loved his family and Friends.
He married Helen Shockey, she preceded him in death in 1964. He married June Barker in 1970, they divorced in 1974. He later married Dorene Van Horn on October 31, 1975 in Rushville, MO.
Survivors include his wife Dorene of the home. Daughters Pauline Flesch of Yuma, AZ; Eugenie Drake of Wathena, KS; Eileen Roth of Atchison; Julie Hitchens of Atchison. Step daughters Julie Frieze of Overland Park; and Vivian Moore of Atchison. Step sons Sam Van Horn, Bobby Lincoln and Monte Ball all of Atchison. 28 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Sisters Edna Ryan of Independence, MO; and Mary Servaes of Rushville, MO, and brother Sam Hitchens, Sr. of Atchison.
He was preceded in death by a son Michael Hitchens, brothers Joe, Lawrence and Bob Hitchens, step daughters Mary Pole and Anna Marie Kinney and his parents.