STEWARD , Rev. R. Bruce Steward, 70, Atchison, KS passed away Saturday, May 27, 2006 at Medicalodge of Atchison.
Memorial services will be at 7:00 PM Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at Grace Church 4803 St. Joseph Ave. St. Joseph, MO. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services. Inurnment will be at a later date at Bethany Cemetery, Truthville, New York. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Gideon's and left in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. 800 Kansas Ave. Atchison, KS 66002.
Rev. Steward was born February 29, 1936 in Trenton, NJ. The son of Thomas Earl and Elizabeth Rose (Brezel) Steward. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. Bruce was Pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Boiling Springs, SC, and later Truthville Baptist Church for 16 years in North Granville, NY were he founded the Truthville Christian Academy. He served as minister at Englewood Baptist Temple in Englewood, NJ and served as Pastor Emeritus at Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL. He authored several published works.
He married Faith Trumbull on June 5, 1960. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his children Melissa Reeves and her husband Tim of Ft. Myers, FL; T. Isaac Steward of Islip, NY; Emily Adams and her husband Dave of Phoenix, AZ and Faith Christine Davison and her husband John of Atchison. 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Sisters, Elizabeth Kemble of Lambertville, NJ; Lauralee Sechrist of Fort Wayne, IN; Susan Gutheil of Cape Coral FL; and Dawn Adams of Hamilton Township, NJ. Brothers Thomas Steward of Portland, OR; and Isaac Steward of Virginia Beach, VA. and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Adda Owen and Sandra Steward and his parents.
BAKER , Birdie L. Baker, 86, Atchison, KS passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at Atchison Hospital.
Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, May 27, 2006 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Rev. Lee Hendon officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church and left in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Baker was born May 27, 1919 in Weston, MO the daughter of Fred W. and Birdie A. (Baker) Everling. She attended Weston Schools. Birdie moved to the Atchison area in 1956. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church and still attended till her recent illness. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.
She married Virgil L. Baker on November 3, 1939 in Bonner Springs, KS. He preceded her in death on September 5, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters and a great granddaughter.
Mrs. Baker is survived by her daughter Janice Carson and her husband Gary; 2 sons Harrison Baker and Ron Baker and his wife Joanne all of Atchison. Six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
McAdow , Hiram O. ' H.O. McAdow, 88 years old of Atchison, KS. died Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 at the Atchison Senior Village.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Am on Friday, May 26th, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Lee Hendon, Pastor of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, May 25th at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the V.F.W. Post #1175. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mr. McAdow was born on May 17, 1918 in Atchison, KS. the son of Benjamin B. and Eva (Green) McAdow. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1939. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran serving in Company A, 137th Infantry Division. Mr. McAdow had fought in the south pacific and the Guadual Canal. Mr. McAdow worked as the superintendent of the Waste-sewage Treatment Plant for the City of Atchison for many years before retiring in 1980. He also owned and operated the McAdow Collectibles and Antiques for 15 years, was a mechanic and owned his own automotive shop. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, and sang in the choir. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #6, Atchison, and the VFW Post #1175, Atchison, KS., and the Guadual Canal Campaign Veterans. Mr. McAdow was a member of the McDonald's Coffee Club, Atchison and he enjoyed hunting quail, pheasant, coin collecting, fishing, dancing and traveling. Mr. McAdow donated a baseball signed by every rookie of the year from 1941-1969 to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, PA.
Mr. McAdow was married to Alvena M. Kuhnert on Feb. 22, 1941. She preceded him in death on August 8, 1978. Additional survivors include his companion of 28 years, Ms. Vera Irvin, Atchison and her family; son, Charles and his wife Renee Irvin, Atchison, KS., and daughter; Jean Winchester, Council Bluff, IA., a cousin Harold McAdow, Weston, MO. His parents, wife, and brother; John Benjamin McAdow, preceded him in death.
NEU , Charles W. 'Billy' Neu, Jr. 57, Everest, KS passed away Monday, May 22, 2006 at KU Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday, May 26, 2006 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mark's Lutheran Church and left in care of the funeral home.
Billy was born December 27, 1948 in Atchison, KS the son of Charles W. and Betty (Kuntsman) Neu. He attended Midway Schools in Denton, KS. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Billy owned and operated B & B Auto Sales and Trucking for a number of years and later operated an auction service with his father. Recently Billy was helping his father on the family farm. Billy was very musically talented and played guitar and sang in a band. He enjoyed being outdoors, going to auctions, gardening and he loved his family.
He married Judy Sherman in October 1971. They are divorced. He is survived by his children Christina 'Tina' Neu of Mission, KS; son Ryan Neu of Everest, KS and his father Charles W. Neu, Sr.; step brother Matt Hale of Florida and a step sister Pam Ballew of Bean Lake.
He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Neu and his grandparents.
MARTIN , Lorene L. Martin, 84, Atchison, KS passed away Sunday, May 21, 2006 at Atchison Senior Village.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Trinity Lutheran School Endowment Fund and left in care of the funeral home.
Mrs. Martin was born May 3, 1922 in Lexington, MO the daughter of Claude James and Lilly Mae (Bryan) Raybern. She had attended Trinity Lutheran School and was attending Trinity Lutheran Church. Lorene was employed with Wilson Poultry Plant in Atchison. She was a nurses' aid for Atchison Hospital and the Mt. Saint Scholastica Convent and worked for Atchison Senior Village in the laundry department for a number of years. Lorene enjoyed working with all types of crafts, fishing and conversing on the CB radio. She had the radio handle of 'Blue lady'. She loved her family and especially being around all of her grandchildren.
She married Milburn Martin on June 3, 1941, he preceded her in death in January, 1973. She was also preceded in death by a son Robert in 1984, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and her parents.
Lorene is survived by her daughter Roberta Coloff and her husband Jack of Ft. Collins, CO. and a son Allen Martin and his wife Karen of Atchison. 10 grandchildren, Bobby Martin, Daryl Martin, Tressa Kemp, Brent Martin, Sherri Luna, Tony Coloff, Tatia Gressly, Jeff Martin, Chris Martin and Julie Wilson. 27 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Sisters Susie Crawford, Catherine Goetler, Geraldine Thomas and Donna Bagby and a brother Charles Raybern.
SPILMAN , Michael Wayne Spilman, 58 years old, of Atchison, KS., died Friday, May 19, 2006 at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Reverend Kenneth Watkins officiating. Mr. Spilman was cremated and burial of cremated remains will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 1:00 PM at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave. Atchison, KS 66002. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Michael W. was born on June 15, 1947 in Atchison, Kansas the son of Wayne H. and Emma Lou (Dimmitt) Spilman. He graduated from Atchison High School. Mr. Spilman worked as a maintenance technician for Atchison Casting for 5 years. He enjoyed racing and working on cars.
He was married to Violet Wolfe on June 1, 2002 in Atchison, KS. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include; ., two daughters; Susan Chitwood, Overland Park, KS., Michelle Stallman, Kansas City, Kansas., two steps sons; Jonathan Lincoln, Lancaster, KS., B.J. Lincoln, Atchison, KS, four brothers; Richard Spilman, Atchison, KS., William Spilman, Effingham, KS., Patrick Spilman, Lewisville, TX., Steve Spilman, Coppers Grove, TX., and one sister; Becky Boyle, Doniphan, KS. , Four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.
WILBURN , Harold P. 'Bubba' Wilburn, 44 years old, of Atchison, KS., died Thursday, May 18, 2006 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 22, 2006 at St. Benedicts Church with Fr. Gerard Senecal, OSB officiating. Burial will follow in the Sumner Cemetery, south of Atchison. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM on Sunday with visitation to follow until 8: 30 PM at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to assist with final expenses. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Harold P. was born on July 24, 1961 in Atchison, Kansas the son of Harold F. and Mary E. (Clem) Wilburn. He attended Atchison grade schools and Atchison High School. Mr. Wilburn was a truck driver for the Ken Pratt Trucking Co., St. Joseph, MO. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating on the Missouri River.
Survivors include his common law wife, Chris Myers-Wilburn, of the home, his mother, Mary E. Wilburn, Atchison, father and step-mother, Harold F. and Catherine Wilburn, Horton, KS., a step-son; D.J. Myers, Wichita, KS., two step daughters; Shanna Myers, Atchison, KS., and Christle Myers, St. Joseph, MO., a brother; Earl Wilburn, Atchison, KS., and step brother, Henry Conard, Atchison, KS., three sisters; Mary Rose Tucker, Holton, KS., Phyllis Chapman, Effingham, KS., Kelly Feagins, Pilot Point, TX., several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
PITTS , Lena M. Pitts, 83 years old, of Gladstone, MO., died Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 20th, 2006 at the Barry Christian Church, 1500 NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO. with the Rev. Robert George, Pastor of the Barry Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. at 3:30 PM on Saturday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Friday, May 19th, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sugar Creek Ladies Aide. Condolences to the family may be left on-line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Lena M. Young was born on Oct. 9, 1922 in Rushville, Mo., the daughter of William A. and Florence Lena (Jackson) Young. She attended the Block Grade School, and graduated from Atchison High School in 1941. Lena was a housewife and homemaker, a member of the Barry Christian Church, the Christian Women's Fellowship, the Sugar Creek Ladies Aid, and was a former Den Mother and room mother for East Platte grade school. She did babysitting in her home for over 20 years.
She was married to Wayne M. Pitts on December 24, 1941 in Atchison, KS.. Mr. Pitts survives of the home in Gladstone. Additional survivors include a son; Gary Wayne and his wife Sandi Pitts, Kennesaw GA., two daughters; Lena Jean and her husband James Gilbert, Texarkana TX. and Linda Mae and her husband Joe Johnson, of Nash TX. , Eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Her parents, six brothers, four sisters, and two granddaughters preceded her in death.
BOMBERGER , Michael Bruce Bomberger, 41, Emporia, KS, formerly of DeKalb, MO passed away Monday, May 15, 2006 in Emporia, KS.
Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Friday, May 19, 2006 at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. The body has been cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be left at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home to assist funeral cost.
Mr. Bomberger was born August 23, 1964 in Winchester, KS the son of Dale and Martha L (Spradlin) Bomberger. He attended Allen United Methodist Church, Allen, KS. Michael enjoyed watching football, nascar racing, listening to music and fishing.
Michael is survived by his son Shane Michael Bomberger; mother Martha Bomberger of Nortonville; sisters Rose Vantuyl and Anita VanFossen both of Emporia, KS. Brothers Gerald Bomberger of DeKalb, MO and Dale Wayne Bomberger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Dale Bomberger in 1990.
HARRIS , Naomi L. Harris 83, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006 at Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, May 18, 2006 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Lucas officiating. Burial at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Bible Fellowship Church and left in care of the funeral home.
Mrs. Harris was born April 12, 1923 in Fairview, KS the daughter of James G. and Sybel (Thomas) McFeeters. She was employed with Saunders Manufacturing Company for 20 years retiring in 1988. She was a past member of the Salvation Army Home League and a volunteer with the Salvation Army and the Army Thrift Store. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and an active member at Faith Bible Fellowship Church. Naomi enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, flowers and her animals and she loved her family.
She married Bryan Harris on June 8, 1940 in Atchison, KS. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1990. She was also preceded in death by a son Kenneth in 1999. Infant daughters Patricia and Roxanne. 4 brothers, 3 sisters and her parents.
Mrs. Harris is survived by a daughter Patricia Navinskey and her husband Steven of Atchison; sons Michael Harris and his wife Linda of Savannah, MO; and Donald Harris of Leavenworth. 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. And numerous nieces and nephews
WESSEL , Gerald 'Jerry' B. Wessel, 66, Effingham, KS passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday, May 13, 2006 at St. Ann's Church in Effingham with Rev. Benjamin Tremmel. O.S.B. celebrant. Burial at St. Ann's Cemetery. A parish rosary will be said at 7:00 PM Friday, at St. Ann's Church with visitation following till 8:30 PM. O'Trimble Funeral Home, Effingham, KS is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Ann's Church or the Atchison County Rural Fire District #2 and left in care of O'Trimble Funeral Home.
Mr. Wessel was born September 2, 1939 near Kelly, KS the son of Joseph and Freda (Niehues) Wessel, Sr. He attended St. Ann's Grade School and was a 1957 graduate of ACCHS. He was a school bus driver from 1960 to 1962 for ACCHS and worked for the Benton Township. Jerry was a farmer and he helped organize the Atchison County Rural Fire District #2 in 1968. He served as a Board Member for 25 years while continuing to volunteer with the fire department. He was a life long member of St. Ann's Church and later served on the Church Committee and Parish Counsel. Jerry enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports, hunting, playing cards and loved being with family and friends.
Jerry married Alice M. Wohletz on February 4, 1961 at St. Ann's Church. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his daughters Theresa Cattrell and her husband Gary of Nortonville; and Margaret Diehl and her husband Bruce of Wichita; and a son Mike Wessel of Effingham. 3 grandsons Jason and Randy Cattrell of Nortonville and Kevin Diehl of Wichita. 1 great grandson Ryan Cattrell of Nortonville. Sister Florence Edwards; brothers Joseph Wessel, Jr.; and Leander Wessel all of Effingham and Tom Wessel of Ft. Worth, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Vincent Wessel.
Hale , Adrain Dewey Hale, 98 years old of Atchison died Sunday, May 7th, 2006 at his son's home in Atchison, KS.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 12th, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Lee Hendon officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, May 11th, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church or to ACES Building Fund. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Adrain was born on Oct. 20, 1907 in Stillwater, OK., the son of Almarine and Molly (Frick) Hale. He graduated from high school in Stillwater, OK., and from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater with a B.S. degree in engineering. Mr. Hale worked at the Abernathy Furniture Company before working as an engineer for the Kramer Machine & Engineering, Leavenworth, KS. He retired after 40 years of service. Mr. Hale was a member of the First Christian Church, and the Preservation of Social Security Association. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, carpentry and spending time with his family.
Mr. Hale was married to Christina Kautz on Nov 7, 1933. She preceded him in death on July 31, 1983. He was later married to Ruth Wright on June 29, 1984. She survives of the home in Atchison. Additional survivors include a son; Wayne E. and his wife Connie Hale, Atchison, KS., a sister; Lorene Kinnamon, Stillwater, OK., a granddaugher; Mrs. Barbara and her husband Joe Portenier, Atchison, KS., and three great grandchildren; Amanda, Alexis, and Austin Goehner, Atchison, KS.