BYRNS , Gladys N. Byrns, 86, Atchison, KS passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran School Endowment Fund and left in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Gladys was born October 24, 1920, the daughter of Charles J. and Birdie L. (Demoret) Christian. She was employed with Snowden Mize Drug and retired from Atchison Leather Products. Gladys was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Priscilla Guild at the church. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed going on bus trips with her daughter and she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Gladys is survived by her son Herb Vaughan and his wife Mary Rose of St. Joseph, MO; daughters Carrie Kurtz and her husband Charles 'Beaver' of Atchison; and Rita Weatherford and her husband Robert of Atchison; 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; and a sister Mildred Holland of Atchison, KS.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Linda Biester, 2 brothers and her parents.
SIEBENMORGEN , Irene A. Siebenmorgen, 95, of Atchison, KS. died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 surrounded by her loving family at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 Friday, Feb. 16th, 2007 at St. Joseph Church, with Fr. Bertrand LaNoue, O.S.B. as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Leo's Cemetery, Horton, KS. A parish rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM on Thursday, Feb. 15th, 2007 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with visitation to follow until 8:30 PM. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison Catholic Elementary School. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Irene A. Kletchka was born on Jan. 16, 1912 in Stratton, NE., the daughter of John and Lena (Trageser) Kletchka. She attended Kennekuk and St. Leo's parochial schools. She was married to Hugo Siebenmorgen on April 18, 1934 at St. Leo's Church, Horton, KS., and was a housewife and homemaker. Mrs. Siebenmorgen was a member of the St. Joseph Church, Atchison, the Altar Society and enjoyed embroidery, quilting, gardening and cooking. She especially enjoyed her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons; Larry and his wife Rita Siebenmorgen, Atchison, KS., Gary and his wife JoAnn Siebenmorgen, and John and his wife Rhonda Siebenmorgen, all of Easton, KS., three daughters; Patricia and her husband Wayne Hetz, Atchison, KS., Irene Kay and her husband Butch Faught, Effingham, KS., and Mary Ann and her husband, John Rosencutter, Topeka, KS., fifteen grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, Hugo, an infant son, Joseph and two brothers, Laurence and John Kletchka preceded her in death.
PORTENIER , John W. Portenier, 71, of Atchison, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 15th, 2007, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS with the Rev. George Watts officiating. Burial will be at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. Family will receive friends from 6 '8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison Humane Society and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
John was born on March 15, 1935 in Severance, KS, the son of Fred and Bertha Marie (Jones) Portenier, Sr. He attended school in Atchison and worked as a fitter welder for Missouri Valley Fabricators in Leavenworth, KS for 20 years. John also worked for and retired from ConAgra Grain in Atchison and was a parts driver for O'Reilly Auto Parts. He enjoyed dirt track racing and watching NASCAR, Chiefs football, KU Basketball and various other sports. John loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Mr. Portenier was married to Alice Louise Duncan on May 5, 1962 in Platte City, MO. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2006. Survivors include five sons, Joe and his wife Barb Portenier, Atchison, KS; Michael and his wife Jennie Billings, Gower, MO; Doug Billings, Atchison, KS; Randy and his wife Amy Billings, Atchison, KS; John and his wife Theresa Portenier, Jr., Atchison, KS; four sisters, Iris 'Helen' Birkinsha, Patricia Emery, Lilllian Berry, and Sandra Tull, all of Atchison, KS. Fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His parents, wife, three brothers, Fred Jr., Bill, and Tom Portenier, one infant sister, Dorothy Louise Portenier, and a son, Daniel Portenier, preceded him in death.
LOCKHART , Willis Orval 'Slim' Lockhart, 83, Nortonville, KS., died Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at the Atchison Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 12, 2007 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Chaplain Jack Albright officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Willis was born on February 25, 1923, in Graham, MO., the first born of Van Burean and Flossie Irene (Coston) Lockhart. He graduated from Wetmore High School in 1942. Willis was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. Mr. Lockhart was a farmer, farming all of his life. He was a member of the National Farmers Organization for many years. Mr. Lockhart served on the U.S.D. # 377 School Board. He enjoyed working on his farm, reading, visiting with friends and playing cards at the Senior Center.
Mr. Lockhart was married to Marion Kathryn Ladwig on March 18, 1951. She preceded him in death on March 25, 1997. Survivors include a daughter and her husband; Connie and Joe Yaussi, Powhattan, KS., two sons; Gary and Meredith Lockhart, Cummings, KS., and Clifford and Billie Lockhart, Effingham, KS., a brother; Glenn and his wife Shirley Lockhart, Valley Falls, KS., a sister; Hazel Harrier, Rossville, KS., five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, two nephews, and a niece. His parents, wife, and a niece preceded him in death.
NUNN , John Michael Nunn, 43, Valley Falls, KS formerly of Atchison passed away Monday, February 5, 2007 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 7:00-9:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave. Atchison, KS 66002. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
John was born December 24, 1963 in Sharon, PA. the son of James M. and Clarice A. (Werth) Nunn. He attended ACES and Maur Hill in Atchison. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. John worked for Sysco Food Service in Lenexa, KS for 12 years. He was a professional driver for Trans Am, J&H and later as an independent driver. He attended Northeast Kansas Technical College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Networking and LAN Administration. He was IT Manager for the Atchison Hospital for 3 years and was recently doing independent consulting for business and home computing. He enjoyed working with computers, attending AA, playing golf, watching football and basketball and especially spending time with his children.
He married Tara Martin on May 28, 2004 in Topeka, KS. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his children Jerrod, Jaelyn, and Jorgann of Valley Falls, KS and Heather Nunn of Emporia, KS; maternal grandmother Agatha Werth of Seneca, KS. Sisters Jolene Smith and her husband Randy of Spring Hill, KS; and Jamie Morast of Olathe, KS; step siblings Steve Dugger and his wife Flo; Marty Dugger and his wife Kerry; William Dugger, Jr.; Patty Collier and her husband Dennis; Becky Dugger; Reanae Vice and her husband Rick and Angie Dugger; step father Bill Dugger and numerous nieces, nephews; and great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a stepsister Belinda Foust.
PARKER , Lottie S. Parker, 97, Bethany, MO formerly of Atchison, KS passed away Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Crestview Home in Bethany, MO.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Bible Fellowship Church or the Crestview Home and left in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave. Atchison, KS 66002. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
She was born Lottie S. Merritt on September 16, 1909 in the Shannon Township, KS. the daughter of Rollie D. and Maudie S. (Moppin) Merritt. She was a charter member of Carol Baptist Church and was Decorating Chairman for the church. She was later member of the Faith Bible Fellowship Church. She was a member of the Woman's Missionary Society and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Lottie enjoyed singing and was a member of the choir. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, ceramics and artex painting. She especially loved her family and grandkids.
She married James M. Parker on July 31, 1924. He preceded her in death on December 16, 1968. She was also preceded in death by a brother Raymond Merritt, a sister Ercle Copeland and her parents.
Lottie is survived by her son Billy Parker and his wife Lola of Gladstone, MO; daughters Rosalie 'Kate' York and her husband Maurice of Albany, MO and Jan Barton and her husband Lewis of Merriam, KS. 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
KAMMER , Marie Katherine Kammer, 91, Atchison, KS formerly of Good Intent Community passed away Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Medicalodge of Atchison.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with the Rev. Eduardo Bousson officiating. Burial at Lancaster Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison United Methodist Church, Achievement Services or to the charity of the donors choice and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mrs. Kammer was born February 20, 1915 at the family farm. She was the oldest child of Henry C. and Emma J. (Bubb) Roloff. She attended Center School all eight years. She did housework for different families in Atchison. She married Karl Kammer of April 24, 1949 at the Atchison Methodist Church, where she was a member since 1940. Karl preceded her in death on March 26, 1964. Marie them cared for her mother-in-law, Anna Kammer for 10 years until her death in 1973. She then sold her house in Atchison and moved to the farm where she cared for her mother until her death in November 1981. She stayed on the farm cooking for her brother and his hired men. She enjoyed growing African Violets, sewing quilts by hand and gardening.
She is survived by her sisters Ruth Scholz of Raymore, MO; Pearl Jensen of Everest, KS; Louise Kepfield of Topeka, KS and Rose Mary Albright of Atchison, KS; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Henry and Roy and two sisters Cora Elliston and Grace Schrader.
HOFFMAN , Donald Gene Hoffman, 82, of Valley Falls, KS, died Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at his home, south of Nortonville, KS.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, February 2, 2007 at the O'Trimble Funeral Home in Nortonville, KS. Burial will be in the Nortonville Cemetery. Family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Hoffman are suggested to the American Heart Association. Online condolences to the family may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Donald Hoffman was born on November 28, 1924 in Atchison County on the family farm which was homesteaded in the 1860's, the son of Herman and Alice Belle (Ellerman) Hoffman. He attended the Nortonville United Methodist Church and graduated from Nortonville High School. Mr. Hoffman worked many jobs throughout his life. Primarily he farmed several farms, operated a dairy, raised cattle and registered horses. He had worked for Blish-Mize in Atchison, Poynter Motors in Valley Falls, Mosbey-Mack Motors in Topeka, and the former Midwest Grain Products (MGP) in Atchison for 15 years. He also did custom crop harvesting, owned bulldozers and had worked on the Topeka levees. Donald restored tools and owned and operated the Hoffman's Cafe' from 1960 - 1970 in Nortonville.
Donald and Margaret Ann Weeks were married in 1956 at the First Christian Church in Atchison. She preceded him in death on Oct. 27, 1998. His parents, one brother; Herman Hoffman, Jr., and one sister, Vera Lane, preceded Donald in death.
Survivors include two sons, Donald G. 'DG' Hoffman of Nortonville, and Warren J. Darst of Ozawkie, KS; three daughters, Patricia Stone of Valley Falls, Sandra Fairchild and Cheryl Harper, both of Topeka, KS; one sister Lulu Ruth Foster of Miltonville, KS; six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
MUNCIE-TRAUTLOFF , Veda Muncie-Trautloff, 92, of Atchison passed away Monday, January 29, 2007 at her home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS with Rev. Jack Divine officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 PM, Friday, February 2, 2007 at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison Hospital Hospice or Mt. Vernon Cemetery and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Veda Trautloff was born on January 23, 1915 in Troy, Kansas the daughter of Archie and Edna (Norris) Smith. She attended school in Troy, Kansas. She had been employed with Wilson Poultry House and Arensberg Grocery in Atchison. Veda was a member of the Order Of The Eastern Star and attended the First Christian Church. She enjoyed fishing, flowers, playing cards, and watching golf.
Veda married James Taylor Muncie in September of 1932; he preceded her in death in September of 1964. She later married Gene Trautloff in February of 1971; he also preceded her in death in August of 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter; Barbara Lee Myers, step-son Alvin Trautloff, a granddaughter Sheila Theel, and a great-granddaughter Emily Henry.
Survivors include three daughters, Marlene Muncie-Robertson and her husband John of Winchester, KS; Maxine Muncie-Theel of Leavenworth, KS; and Beverly Muncie-Sorenson and her husband Lee of Denver, CO. 12 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 8 step great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.
MYERS , Cecelia Myers, 98, of Atchison, KS, died Saturday, January 27, 2007 at the Atchison Senior Village.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, Feb. 1st. 2007 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Fr. Gerard Senecal.O.S.B. officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until time of service at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association or the Northeast Kansas Hospice. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Cecelia Wilhemina Myers was born on February 11, 1908, the daughter of Basil and Pauline (Watowa) Lutz on a farm in the Good Intent Community of Atchison, KS. She moved to a farm south of Bendena, KS. at age 1 with her parents. She attended school in Doniphan County and has been a lifelong resident of Atchison County, KS. Cecelia worked for Stein Laboratory, Atchison from 1925-1931. She was a homemaker/ housewife and was a member of the St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Atchison and a member of the Jordan Creek Sunflower Club. She enjoyed crafts, gardening and sewing.
Mrs. Myers was married to Robert A. Myers on February 28, 1933 at the St. Benedict's Rectory; he preceded her in death on February 22, 1983. Survivors include two sons, Robert L. and his wife Joan Myers, Atchison, KS, Ronald and his wife Janet Myers, Cummings, KS, one daughter Evelyn and husband James Berry, Barstow, CA, 7 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Her parents, husband Robert, an infant son, 6 brothers, Joe, Albert, Herman, Carl, John, and Leo Lutz and 1 sister; Matilda Brox preceded her in death.
BIFFINGER , Kathryn Mae Biffinger, 73, of Pensacola, FL, formerly of Atchison, died Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, FL. Graveside services will be held at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS on February 3, 2007 at 3:00 PM.
Kathryn was born the daughter of Edwin Robert and Ida Mae Biffinger on September 30, 1933 in Atchison, KS. She was employed by Sears while living in Atchison. Kathryn received her BLS and MA degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She was employed and retired from the Department of the Navy in New Orleans, LA
Kathryn lived the last 20 years in Pensacola, FL where she lived a full life of activities and with wonderful friends. She had been a member of the Eastern Star, attended the Episcopal Church, and belonged to the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by a nephew Tony (Maureen) Biffinger, Littleton, CO; Ron Biffinger, Avon, CT; a niece Robin Biffinger, Henderson, NV; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ms. Biffinger was preceded in death by her loving parents and brother, Robert Edwin Biffinger.
Kathryn will be deeply missed and remembered for her good humor and inspirational words.
FERRIS , Carol Jean Ferris, 70, Effingham, KS. passed away Sunday, January 21, 2007 at Medicalodge of Atchison.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Gerard Senecal, O.S.B. officiating. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
She was born Carol Jean Martin on August 4, 1936 the daughter of Carl and Frances (Petesch) Martin. Carol was a 1954 graduate of Mount Saint Scholastica. She was a homemaker and sold Avon for over 10 years. She enjoyed gardening, canning, fishing and camping and she especially loved spending time with her family.
She married Paul Ferris, Jr on July 3, 1954 in Hiawatha, KS. He preceded her in death on July 24, 2005. She was also preceded in death by a grandson Stephen Paul Hamill and her parents.
Survivors include her son John P. Ferris and his wife Pam of Eudora, KS; daughters Karen Gerhardt and her husband Charles of Rogers, AR; Janet Hamill of Atchison, KS; and Dana Hare and her husband Walter of Atchison, KS. 9 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters.
SEAGER , William 'Harold' Seager, 69, Atchison, KS passed away Monday, January 15, 2007 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 18, 2007 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Shriners Hospital Burn Unit and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mr. Seager was born May 10, 1937 in Atchison, KS the son of Cyril and Edith (Gerardy) Seager. He was a 1954 graduate of Atchison High School. He worked for Carl's Market while in high school and later McGinnis Auto. Harold owned and operated Casey's Paint and Decorating for 22 years and then retired from the Atchison Hospital Maintenance Department after 25 years. He was a member of the Atchison Elks Lodge, the Shriners and Masonic Lodge, and was employee of the year at Atchison Hospital. Harold enjoyed woodworking, painting, fishing and traveling and he loved his family.
He married Thelma Walker on August 31, 1956. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his son Bill Seager of Atchison; daughter Beth Seager Gonzales and her husband Dennis of Atchison, KS. Grandsons Jason Seager and Kurtis Page and his wife Katy and 5 great grandchildren. Brothers Marvin, Kenny, Donny and Duane Seager; and sister Marilyn Agnew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.