Obituaries May 16th

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Shawn Michael Crail
1982 – 2019

Shawn Michael Crail 37, of Edmond, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Oklahoma.

He was born February 2, 1982 in St. Joseph, MO. He was a Car Detailer.

Shawn was preceded in death by father, Michael Dean Crail, maternal grandmothers, Ruby Quimby, and Carolyn Bloomfield, and an aunt, Stephanie Kaye Hoskins.

Survivors include, mother, Marcia Quimby, Saint Joseph, MO, daughter, Regan Crail, sister, Tanya Minter, maternal grandfather, Marvin Quimby, aunt, Marla Quimby, and an uncle, Jerry Crail all of St. Joseph, MO.

Arrangements are pending at the Rupp Funeral Home, Memorials are requested to the Shawn Crail memorial fund in care of the Tribute fund online at, or directly to the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at


Paul Emery Evans
1919 – 2019

Paul Emery Evans, age 99 + 9 months died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 after 6 months in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron.

Born in rural Gentry County near Stanberry, MO on July 4, 1919, he grew up throughout rural Northwest Missouri. In the Great Depression, he left home at the age of 12 and found odd jobs with farmers, hitch-hiked with truckers as he followed the harvests on the Great Plains. Returning to Missouri, he worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps building the first Electric Power lines in the Missouri Ozarks. Winding his way back to Savanah where he worked and lived in a café; he learned to cook and fried steak for Harry S Truman once a week. He earned a diploma from the Savannah High School where he also played football which lead to an athletic scholarship at Northwest Missouri State College. He stayed 2 years and majored in agricultural engineering. He left to marry Alberta Elizabeth Maggard in 1941 who preceded him in death in 1996.

An Army veteran of WWII he served from Dec. 2, 1941 through October 1945. He marched across Central Europe as part of the Seventh Armored Division fighting in every major battle from Normandy to the Baltic Sea. As a Staff Sergeant assigned to a medical battalion, he fed and comforted countless fellow soldiers as a cook/medic
After the war Paul and Alberta owned/operated the Hotel Mt. Ayr [Iowa]. During this time, he spent over a year cooking for personnel building the first NORAD station in Tule, Greenland. Upon moving to St. Joseph, MO, Paul worked for the rest of his career as a supervising cook at the St. Joseph State Hospital. He retired after almost 30 years of service. He farmed an acreage near Agency, MO and continued to work a quarter-acre garden at his home in town until he was 95.

In his retirement, he became known in his extended community, as: a wonderful cook who shared food and recipes, a great gardener [especially his experimental tomato plots]; a planter of trees; his dedication to the Wyatt Park Baptist Church and its Sunday school classes for the elderly and the developmentally disabled; his generosity to all but especially to the homeless and to children in need; and, his voracious study of history, theology, biblical studies, biographies, and plant life.

Preceded in death by brothers—infant Nathan, George, and Chris; sisters– infant Louise, Betty (Westbrook), and Irene (Ellis).

Survived by brothers Emery and Larry; by sisters Maudine Wilson, Jane Treffer, Marie Burr, Ruth De Wendt, Elizabeth Stephens, and Mary Pulley. Over 100 nieces and nephews who enjoyed his chicken and noodles while he enjoyed them.
Paul leaves behind three daughters, Paula Evans Vehlow (Charles) Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Pamela Jane Evans of the home, Priscilla Jackson-Evans (Arthur) Kansas City MO; his beloved granddaughters Gretchen and Heidi Vehlow as well as his great-grandson Charlie Vehlow.

The family wishes to thank his Wyatt Park Baptist Sunday School class, especially Dr. Bob Scott and his wife Carol for their kindness and support of Paul and Pam; also to his neighbors, friends, and family who were infinitely kind and helpful to him.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Saturday May 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Evolution Church – A United Methodist Church at 202 W. Hyde Park Ave., St. Joseph, MO. Services under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

The family suggests donations in lieu of flowers to The Pamela Jane Evans Irrevocable Trust – c/o Priscilla Jackson-Evans, 6106 Charlotte St., Kansas City, MO 64110 or to Comfort Care Hospice, 1005 W. Third Street, Suite 4, Cameron, MO 64429.


Llyod Rex Anderson
1976 – 2019

Rex Anderson, 42, Wathena, Kansas, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at North Kansas City Hospital.

He was born on December 18, 1976 to Terrance and Kathleen Anderson in Blade River Falls, Wisconsin.
He married Nichol Harding in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on January 24, 2003 and she survives of the home.
Rex was a welder and fabricator for over 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, children; Jazamine Harding, Andrew Miller (Stacy), Damon Anderson, Chloe Anderson, Sister; Sally Douglas Yates, grandchildren; Rose Harding, Romeo Miller, Carter Walkinshaw, Aspen Miller, uncle; Steven Anderson (Kathy), Jack M Anderson Jr. along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rex was an organ donor and donated to help save others.

Services 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 18, 2019, Central Assembly of God. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to The Ronald McDonald House. Online guest book and obituary at www.simplifycremations&


Margueritte Madeleine Batsell
1918 – 2019

Margueritte Madeleine Batsell, 100, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, at Living Community of St. Joseph.

She was born to Henry and Sophie Milbourn on May 11, 1918. Margueritte was married to Chester Lee Batsell on January 26, 1939. She was an occupational therapist assistant at the State Hospital in St. Joseph, MO for many years.
Margueritte volunteered at the Second Season Shop, Community of Christ Church and helped many people with difficult situations. She loved her Lord and Savior and was a light to those around her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Batsell; son, Roger Batsell; son-in-law, Richard Barmann; granddaughter, Shawn Barmann; sister, Muriel McKay, and others.

Survivors include her daughter, Catherine Barmann, St. Joseph, MO; 2 granddaughters, Stacy McCrea, St. Joseph, MO, Laurie Wall (Scotty), West Plains, MO; 5 great-grandchildren, Dylan McCrea (Rachael Duncan), King City, MO, Madison McCrea, St. Joseph, MO, Abigail Wall, Emma Wall, Bradyn Wall, all of West Plains, MO; 2 great-great-granddaughters, Kinleigh and RaeLynn, King City, MO; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family, friends and others who were touched by Margueritte are invited to attend the funeral services that will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 1:00 P.M. Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Seventeenth Street Community of Christ Church. Online guest book and obituary at

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