Obituaries October 10, 2018

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Edith L. “Edie” Shear
1929-2018


HIAWATHA, KS Edith L Shear, 88, died Wednesday evening, September 26th , 2018, at the Pines of Hiawatha.

Edie and her twin sister Emma (Kale) were born December 7th, 1929 in rural Jackson County, KS near Delia, to Gomer and Ruth Jenkins. She had fond memories of her childhood in rural Jackson County, particularly the time spent with her many cousins. The family moved for a short time to Garden City, Ks and then to Berkley, California. After the death of her father, the family moved to Hiawatha, Ks where Edie graduated with the Hiawatha High School class of 1947. On August 9th, 1948 she married William “Bill” Shear.

Bill’s career gave them the opportunity to live in many places including Youngstown, Ohio, and Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area of California, Louisiana, Kansas City, and finally retiring back to Hiawatha in 1987.

Edie and Bill would joke about dying only a handful of miles from their birthplaces, yet they traveled the world together and knew how to savor the day and the people around them, no matter where they were. They relished the life they had built together.

Edie and her twin sister, Emma, and their mother Ruth ran an antique store in Hiawatha for many years. A sale or flea market rarely passed without Edie in attendance. They were known locally for their vast knowledge of antiques. Edie and Emma would sometimes do Antique Road Show type presentations locally where people could bring their antiques and Edie and Emma would be able to give them a little background on the item as well as an estimated value.

Edie is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Shear, parents, Gomer Jenkins and Ruth Jenkins Kale, step father Wayne Kale, brother in law Jerry Kale, and nephew Murry Kale.

She is survived by her sister, Emma Kale of Hiawatha; nieces: Claudia Kale (Ted Socolofsky) of Loveland, Co, Sharon Stelzer (Matt) of Albuquerque, NM, and Jenny Knudson (Bruce), of Hiawatha, as well as great nieces Annika Socolofsky of Princeton, New Jersey, Paloma Kwiedacz of Phoenix, AZ, Savannah Stelzer of Seattle, Washington, and Becca Knudson of Hiawatha.

A Celebration of Edie’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Monday, October 1, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha. Shane Spangler will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Sunday. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services Monday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brown County Historical Society, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.

Michael “Pit” Wayne Patterson
1958-2018


Michael “Pit” Wayne Patterson 60, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Sedalia, MO. He was born April 23, 1958 in Joliet, IL, son of Patricia and Albert Patterson. He graduated from Central High School class of 1976 and worked at the Wyoming Department of Transportation as a Bridge Inspector for over 30 years. He enjoyed woodworking, riding his Harley-Davidson, and mechanics, and he was a Born again Christian. Michael was preceded in death by father, Albert “Pat” Patterson, brothers, Fred Robidoux, and Walt Robidoux, and granddaughter, Erika Juarez. Survivors include, mother, Patricia “Pat” ( Herbert “Doc”) Patterson, St. Joseph, MO, daughters, Soraya (Chad) Juarez, Lee’s Summit, MO, and Ricci Patterson of Casper, WY, sisters, Debbie (Garry) Howdeshell, and Shelly Patterson both of St. Joseph, MO, grandchildren, Emily, Rachael, Dillan Spence, Aidan, Ashlynn, and Aaric. and his former wife, Peggy Bishop-Patterson of Cheyenne, WY. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Saturday with a funeral services starting at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the M.A.D.D. – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.

Charlene Marie Grimm
1945-2018


Charlene Marie Grimm 73, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Saint Joseph, MO health care center. She was born January 6, 1945 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Alice Witrock and Stanley Kizior. She graduated from Benton High School, was a Homemaker. She enjoyed collecting angels, and Christmas memorabilia, where you would find her home decorated almost year round. Charlene and her husband Curtis where also very well known as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus attending many local events for over 25 years. She was a member of APWU American Postal Workers Union Auxiliary, and PTA as past president and the New Life Cathedral Church. Charlene was preceded in death by husband, Curtis Grimm, father, Stanley Francis Kizior Sr., mother, Alice Marie Bunton, sister, Mary Alice Schreiber. Survivors include, sons, Rob (Tracy) Grimm, and David (Alyse) Grimm both of Saint Joseph, MO, grandchildren: Chris Grimm, Allie Grimm, Bailey Cordonnier, and Kayla Cordonnier, and her brother, Stanley “J.R.” Kizior Jr. of Saint Joseph, MO.

Funeral services: 10:00 am, Monday, October 1, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Pastor Robert Flach officiating, The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Mount Auburn Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Arthritis Foundation. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.

Kelly Ann Ingram
1972-2018

Kelly Ann Ingram 46, Saint Joseph, Missouri died Saturday September 29, 2018 in Saint Joseph. Born February 13, 1972, St. Joseph, Preceded in death by parents; Jimmie and Donna Ingram. Survivors include son Michael Haywood, brother, Scott (Clarrisa ) Ingram. Cremation under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. There are no scheduled visitation or memorial services at this time. Memorials are requested to the Kelly Ingram Memorial fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home or Donate on ruppfuneral.com – funeral fund. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com

Stephen Joseph Mihelich
1931-2018


Stephen Joseph Mihelich 86, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018 in a Saint Joseph, MO health care center. He was born December 29, 1931 in St. Joseph, MO, son of the Late Stephen and Katie Mihelich. He attended Christian Brothers High School, then served in the United States Navy and is a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Farmland Chemical as a Supervisor. He enjoyed Old Westerns, and Johnny Cash, and was a member of American Legion and St. James Catholic Church. Stephen was preceded in death by wife, Marion Louise Mihelich, brother, Johnny Mihelich, sisters, Stevie Weber, Catherine “Katie” Pischker, Mary Thrasher, and Ann Gunter. Survivors include, daughters, Paula Mihelich, St. Joseph, MO, and Becky (Tommy) Burkhart, Cameron, MO, son, Joe Mihelich, St. Joseph, MO,eight grandchildren: Dylan Westcott, Gracie White, Devon Burkhart, Haylie Brown, Ryan Burkhart, Trevor Burkhart, Hannah Burkhart, and Wyatt Burkhart, 5 great grandchildren, sister, Barbara Corwin, Richmond, MO, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services: 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Father Evan Harkins Celebrant. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Stephen Mihelich Memorial Fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home.

Rev. Otis Harrison Holbert
1945-2018


Rev.Otis Harrison Holbert 72, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018 in a Saint Joseph, MO. health care center. He was born December 27, 1945 in Woodward, OK, son of the late Margaret and Otis Holbert. He graduated from Stella Nebraska High School and married Mercedes Sample, on June 15, 1969. He served in the United States Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from Johnson Controls after 30 years of service. He enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Rev. Otis was very involved with the Church of God, and was an Associate Pastor at Praise Fellowship Church of God, Savannah, MO, a founding member of the Cornerstone Church of God, Gower, MO., and the founding Minister at the Safe Haven Church of God, Maryville, MO. as well as a member of the Abundant Faith Church of God, St. Joseph, MO. of the Cleveland Tennessee. Otis was preceded in death by his parents, son, Lance Otis Holbert, step fathers, Truman W. Sample & Charles Dalbey. Survivors include, wife, Mercedes Holbert, of the home, daughter, Colony (David) Cross, Des Moines, IA, son, Brian (Deborah) Young, St. Joseph, MO, 5 grandchildren: Janiesa (Brandon) Card, Shy (Laura) Chandler, Shadow (Lindsay) Evans, Jonathon (Kaitlyn) Cross, and Lucas Cross, sister, Jessie Holbert, Estes Park, CO, great grandchildren, Vivian, Hudson, Noah, Shayd, Tytan, Cash, Crue, Jonah, Royce, and Jacquline.

Funeral services: 2:00 pm, Friday, October 5, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Stewartsville Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society.

James “Jim” Mark Grove
1956-2018


James (Jim) Mark Grove, Agency, MO, went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by a loving family after a brief illness. Jim loved spending time with his children and dogs, professing his faith and talking about his family. Jim attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and Bishop LeBlond High School graduating in 1975. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps after high school and was assigned at Kaneohe, HI as a mortorman. Jim joined Fire District #2, Prairie Village, KS where he served 28 years retiring as an engineer. He was co-owner of Battery Man’s Supply with his brothers until his retirement in 2010. Jim loved his dogs and as of recent the Bichon Freise breeds and surviving pup Kona. He loved traveling to Hawaii where he just returned from last month spending time with son Cody. Jim also had a love of red; Red Dodge Ram pickup, Red Corvette and his Red Ferrari. He was proud of his military service and patriotic to the end. He regularly traveled to Pearl Harbor, HI for the Memorial on December 7th and was there for the 75th Anniversary remembrance. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Bernice (Hanlin) Grove, and brothers Ronnie and Terry Grove, and sister-in-law Georgeanne (Daleo) Grove and special K-9 buddy Jack Jr. He is survived by his children, Carlie (Shane) Kempton, Excelsior Springs, MO and Cody Grove, St. Joe, sisters Connie (Gerald) Jones, St. Joe and Rosemary (Grove) Power, Raleigh, NC and brothers Ed (Cathy) Grove, Agency, MO, Pat (Ann) Grove, St. Joe and Mike (Jennifer) Grove, Agency, sisters-in-law Patricia Grove, Blue Springs, MO and Pam Grove, Overland Park, KS, his former wife of 23 years Kathy Hagee, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 1-2 pm Saturday, October 13, 2018, with a Celebration of Life starting at 2:00 pm Saturday at Rupp Funeral Home. Military honors under the auspices of the United States Marine corp. Cremation and services by Rupp Funeral Home.

Catherine Jane Cline
1936-2018


Catherine Jane Cline 81, of Saint Joseph, passed away Monday October 1, 2018 in Saint Joseph. She was born December 24, 1936 in Somerdale, New Jersey daughter of Margaret & Earl Smith.
Catherine was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Colin Cline. She is survived by children, Cassie Tinker, Laurie Sterling, Lawrence Leech, and Christine Sannipoli, sister, Margaret Knoerzer, and aunt, Irene Surran. She will be cremated under the direction of Rupp Funeral Home

Lois “Judy” Jewell Davison
1934-2018


Lois “Judy” Jewell Davison, 84, of St Joseph, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in St Joseph. She was born March 29, 1934 in Denver, Missouri, daughter of Lillie & Alva Long. She married Donald Davison on October 1, 1964, in St. Joseph. She graduated from Benton High School Class of 1952. She worked for the State of Missouri as an Occupational Therapist. Judy enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting and photography. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Davison, father, Alva Long, mother, Lillie Long, sons, Terry Davison, and, John Clinton Taylor, brothers, Bill Long, Jerry Long, Bob Long, andTed Long, and sister, Patty Renfro. She is survived by children, Connie Quinton of Dallas, TX, Donnie (Kate) Davison of St. Joseph, Jerry (Linda) Davison of Kansas City, MO, Jewell Taylor of St Joseph, and Jesse (Amy) Northcutt of St. Joseph, 7 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She has been cremated under the care of the Rupp Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Leavenworth National Cemetery

Tammie L Jarrett
1964-2018


Tammie L. Jarrett 53, of St. Joseph, MO. Missouri passed away Wednesday October 3, 2018 in a Kansas City, MO hospital. She was born December 2, 1964 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She attended Benton High School. She loved her grandkids and animals, and was an organ donor. Tammie was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Jarrett, father, William Cooper Sr., brother, Galen Cooper. She is survived by her mother Frances Cooper of St. Joseph, sons,William Vannaman, Jeffrey Vannaman, Shannon (Jamie) Jarrett and Travis Jarrett all of St. Joseph, 12 grandchildren, Dexton, Mikey, Destiny, Christian, Camryn, Caden, Lyrikah, Reece, Zayden, Johnathan, Sarah, and Tommy, brothers, William G.(Kim) Cooper, Hank William (Melissa) Cooper, Joseph T. Cooper, and Thomas (Rose) Cooper all of St. Joseph, MO. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7:00 pm on Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the Tammie Jarrett memorial fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home, or on the online obituary select Funeral Funding. Online condolence, obituary and funding at www.ruppfuneral.com

Jerome Richard Williams
1955-2018


Jerome Richard Williams 63, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Saint Joseph. He was born April 11, 1955 in Centralia, Missouri, son of the late Lydia Mae & Orion Williams. He married Anna Williams on September 15, 1990, and she survives of the home. He graduated from Centralia High School, and worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation retiring after 29 1/2 years of service. He then worked at the St. Joe Frontier Casino for 11 years in the Maintenance Department. He enjoyed going to Auctions and fishing, but he most especially spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Holsey Chapel ICM. Jerome was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Edward, Eddie, Carson, and Terry Williams, and a sister, Bernice Colman. Survivors include wife, Anna Williams of the home, son, Oliver J. (Alicia) Henderson, Saint Joseph, MO, daughter, Felicia Williams of the home, grandchildren, Tyson, Terrell, Tariq, and Aliya Henderson, Tristyn and Zoe Wooddell, a brother, Harry (Verl) Williams, Columbia, Mo, sisters, Thelma Robinson and Shirley Larkins both of Columbia, Mo. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Memorial Services following starting at 3:00 p.m. Memorials are requested to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com

Margaret M. Wagoner
1926-2018


DEATHS…Scranton, KS

Margaret M. Wagoner, 92, of Scranton, KS, formerly of Doniphan-Brown county area, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, October 4, 2018.

She was born on May 10, 1926, at Leona, Kansas, the daughter of John and Elsie (Blum) Sherman. Margaret attended Leona Elementary, and High School, graduating in 1944.

She married Gerald V. Wagoner, son of Herman and Minnie (Townley) Wagoner, June 20, 1947. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Howard Tubach. Margaret and Gerald celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2017 with their family and friends.

Margaret taught school in the Leona Elementary and Bellevue Rural School for 4 years. She was a homemaker, mother of three children and bookkeeper for Ukena Hardware and Streib and Son Plumbing prior to her retirement.

Margaret was a member of the Bellevue United Methodist until 2000 when she and Gerald moved to Scranton to be near their daughter Phyllis and her husband Tom on their farm. They joined Overbrook UMC and Margaret joined the churches women’s organization. She attended this church as long as her health permitted.

Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved husband Gerald, January 18 of this year. Also preceding her in death are her parents, sisters Lorena Mae Kidwell, and Nellie Hartman.

Survivors include her children: Keith (Sandra) Wagoner, Phyllis (Tom) Alcorn, and Steve (Jane) Wagoner; grandchildren: Venus (Chad) Wilson, Bryan (Meg) Wagoner, Wes ( Mercedes) Alcorn, Rob (Angela) Wagoner, Jessie Wagoner, Heather (Tyrone) Baker; nine grandchildren; her sister Alice Streib, and brother in law Reverend Calvin Hartman; also many friends nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Margaret’s life is planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 8, at the Bellevue United Methodist Church, north of Leona. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Leona.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Sunday where the family will meet from 5 until 7 that evening.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bellevue United Methodist Church or Pleasant Hill Cemetery, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434

Walter “Pete” Rethman
1936-2018


HOLTON – Walter “Pete” Rethman, 82, of Holton, died Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth.

Pete was born April 20, 1936 at Seneca, the son of John and Marcella Rettele Rethman. He graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul High School at Seneca and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

Pete was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton and Holton Knights of Columbus Council No. 4219.

He owned and operated Pete’s Metal and Welding for many years.

He married Irene J. Taphorn on October 8, 1966 in Omaha, Nebraska. She survives, of the home.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Marceil “Sis” Fouraker and Betty Himmelberg, and a brother, Tom Rethman.

Other survivors include two sons, Jason Rethman, Tempe, AZ and Jarred (Amy) Rethman, Netawaka; two brothers, John Rethman (Jerian), Seneca and Wayne Rethman (Marlene), El Dorado; four sisters, Doris Fairfield, Kansas City, Judy Hein (Walter), Salina, Mary Sanders (Glenn), Morrill and Carol Karnowski (Dan), Omaha, NE and two grandchildren, Logan and Kolby Rethman.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 10th at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, followed by visitation. Inurnment will be later in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery at Seneca. Memorials are suggested to the Pete Rethman Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.

Mark Piper
1960-2018


Mark Steven Piper, 57, of Huron, KS was killed on Sunday, Sept. 30th, 2018 in a work related accident in West Virginia.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 6th at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. The body will be cremated following the visitation and no memorial services will be held. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kidney Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.

Mark was born on Nov. 13, 1960 in Atchison, KS the son of Richard and Nancy (Pease) Piper. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1979. Mark worked as a heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local Union # 101. He enjoyed old cars and his grandchildren.

He was married to Kathy Fitkin on Dec. 15, 1981. Kathy survives of the home in Huron, KS. Additional survivors include three sons, Steven Piper, Atchison, KS, Luke (Jessica) Piper, Bolckow, MO, and A.J. Piper, Huron, KS, two brothers, Rick Piper, Tunis, MO, and Bill (Barb) Piper, Lancaster, KS, two sisters, Donna (David) Lee, Huron, KS and Anna Marie Piper, Holton, KS, and two grandsons, Ethan and Evan Piper, Atchison, KS . His parents, a daughter, Sarah Piper an adopted brother, Warren H. “Sonny” Pease,and a adopted sister, Cheryl Domann, preceded him in death.

George Curtis Nuzum
1956-2018

WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS………..George Curtis Nuzum, 62, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and a former White Cloud resident, passed away at his home September 29, 2018.

George was born in St. Joseph, MO, January 30, 1956, to Kenneth E. Sr. and Mildred E Lock Nuzum. George spent his growing up years in the White Cloud area where he attended school.

He married Jackie Schall of Onida, SD in 1977, with a son Kristian Curtis born December of that year. George worked in the oil fields of Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas in the late 70’s and early 80’s, later moving to Alaska and working in the fishing industry. They divorced in 1987.

George was preceded in death by his father Kenneth, son Kris, brothers: David, Dennis, Boyd, and Randy.

He is survived by his mother Mildred Nuzum of White Cloud, brothers: Tim of White Cloud, Kenneth E., Jr., of Hiawatha; grandsons: Konner J. Nuzum, Kannen L. Nuzum, and Kutler D. Nuzum of Lake Preston, SD.

Cremation is planned with no services planned at this time.

Memorial contributions may be sent to assist with expenses c/o Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, PO Box 33, Highland, KS 66035

Herbert Fay Davis
1955-2018


Herbert Fay Davis 62, passed away unexpectedly on Friday October 5, 2018. He was born on 10/13/55 in St. Joseph to the late, Herbert & Kathleen Davis. He had worked 26 years for St. Joseph Fuel Oil. Since leaving there, he was a self employed contractor. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to spend time at his cabin in the Fillmore Deer Camp. He also enjoyed using his outdoor smoker to prepare many meats for his friends. Fay made friends easily. He leaves behind his companion of 17 years, Barb Shoemaker; his beloved daughters: Tess Campbell and Bric Davis, granddaughter, Violet Myers, ex-wife, Lisa Davis, sisters, Verna Jennings (Mike,) Kay Callow (Jerry,) Susan Hughes (Duane,) and Gayle Carpenter, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many many friends. Visitation will be on Saturday October 20, 2018 at the Lighthouse Church in Fillmore, Mo. from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with the funeral following. Arrangements Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.

Stanley Wayne Koelliker
1943-2018

Stanley Wayne Koelliker, 74, of Horton, surrounded by his family, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Stan was born December 10, 1943, in Horton, to Gilbert H. and Dorothy Stone Koelliker. He was raised on a farm on the Brown-Doniphan county line and graduated with the class of 1962 in Highland, Kansas. Stan joined the U.S. Army in the fall of 1963 and spent a tour of duty in Vietnam, before being discharged in September of 1965, at the rank of E 4.

He married the love of his life Sheila Brook on December 18, 1965. After the marriage, he worked in Topeka for Goodyear for five years. After a back injury, he leased and operated the Skelly/Getty/Texaco service station in Horton, Kansas for 25 years. He then became the groundskeeper at the Lakeview County Club in Horton. After retirement, Stan enjoyed working in the kitchen at the Tri-County Manor for a few years. He earned his pilot’s license in 1980 and enjoyed owning his plane and flying with friends and family. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and enjoyed riding his bike and taking walks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, his brother William Koelliker, and a grandson London Koelliker.

Survivors include his wife Sheila of the home, and daughter Wendy of the home. Other daughters include: Gipsy and Jim Boone, Brooke and Ethan Grier, Sunshine and Aaron Crismas, Summer and Chad Goben, Megan Beery, Dionne Carter, Karen and Justin Ferney, Jennifer Koelliker, Dot and Pat Clements, and Raina Koelliker; his sons: Shawn Koelliker, Dustin Koelliker, Jeremy and Susan Koelliker, Kevin Koelliker, Cody Koelliker, Art and Cindy Koelliker, Donnie Koelliker, Marshall Koelliker, Thomas Koelliker, and Brad Koelliker; as well as 69 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. A brother Howard and Vera Marie Koelliker also survives, with numerous nieces and nephews.

He also leaves behind an extended family in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including Marco and Sylvia Guzman and their three daughters: Camilla, Sarah, and Valentina, from his numerous trips of vacationing and mission work.

A Celebration of Stan’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, October 11, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Theola Carter will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow at Claytonville Cemetery, south of Hiawatha.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday where the family will meet from 6 until 8 that evening.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Stanley Koelliker Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.

Shirley A. Weber
1936-2018

Troy, Kansas Shirley A. (Waller) Weber, 82, of Troy, Kansas passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Wathena nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wathena, Kansas.

Shirley was born on March 4, 1936 in Burbank, Oklahoma to Snoden James and Ersell Lee (Vaught) Waller.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy, Kansas.

Shirley married Jerral A. Weber on August 3, 1958. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Delorise “Imogene” Dubach.

Additional survivors: daughter, Amy Masters (Jerry), Troy, Kansas.

grandchildren, Dalton and Devin Masters.

brother-in-law, Kenneth Dubach, Troy, Kansas.

1 niece and 1 nephew.

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, October 13, 2018
At the First Baptist Church in Troy, Kansas.
Visitation: 6-8 Friday evening at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy, Kansas.
Friends may call after 9 A.M. Friday.
Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery, Troy, Kansas.
Memorials: First Baptist Church, Troy, Kansas or the Troy Ambulance Fund.

Dale Lance
1922-2018


FAIRVIEW, KASNAS…………….Dale Lance, 96, of Fairview, passed away October 10, 2018, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.

He was born August 2, 1922, at Morrill, one of three sons of James and Verna Kanter Lance.

He married Thelma McGeeney, February 14, 1947. Dale retired from the Fairview Farmer’s State Bank in December 1991. Dale and Thelma spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona for many years after retirement. They also lived in Topeka, KS, Denver, and Cortez, CO during their married years.

Dale was a World War II veteran and earned the “Soldiers Medal”. He served with the 9th Air Force until October 1945, when he was discharged at the rank of staff sergeant. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Kenneth and Orville, and son Larry In 2012.

Survivors include his wife Thelma; daughter Debra Conley, granddaughter Jamie Palmer, grandson J.D.; daughter in law Emily; five great-grandchildren: Henry and Ava Palmer, Jonathan, Reece, and Mathew Lance.

A Celebration of Dale’s life is planned for 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 15, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha, with Shane Spangler officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, with military honors a courtesy of the Brown County Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon until 6 p.m. Sunday and until time of service Monday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to United Church of Christ of Fairview, which may be left in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha, 66434.

Janice Lalaine Brown
1960-2018


Janice Lalaine Brown, 58, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in St. Joseph. She was born June 14, 1960 in St. Joseph, daughter of Robert and Barbara Jenkins. She graduated from Benton High School Class of 1978. She married Billy Brown in Copperas Cove, TX on July 8, 1981. Janice enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of King Hill Christian Church. Janice was preceded in death by father, Robert Emerson Jenkins, mother, Barbara (Boyer) Deering and brother, Darren Jenkins. Survivors include, husband, Billy Brown of the home, son, Gregg (Kelley) Brown of Seattle, WA, daughter, Amanda Kidwell of St. Louis, MO, 4 grandchildren, Sagan Kidwell, Iris Kidwell, Owen Brown and Mabel Brown, siblings, Doug Jenkins, David Deering, Dustin Deering, Julie Kay Caldwell, Jill Mears, and Jodi Allen-Madden. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Rev. Steven Ross officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery, DeKalb, MO . Memorials are requested to the King Hill Christian Church. Online condolences and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.

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