Richard D. Summers

Richard D. Summers obituaries

Richard D. Summers

1930-2014

 

Richard “Dick” Summers, 83, St. Joseph, Missouri died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

He was born May 20, 1930 to Frank and Myrtle (Young) Summers in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Richard proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from May 1947 to May 1952 as a Staff Sergeant. He was a foreman for the St. Joseph Light and Power Company in the paint and body maintenance department for seventeen years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and time at the river with all of his buddies.

Mr. Summers was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors: children, Perry Summers, of the home, Danny Summers (Sharon), Savannah, Missouri, Sandy Foote (Jerry), Pilger, Nebraska and Richard Dean Summers (Connie), Savannah, Missouri; sister, Glenrose Steeb (Merrill), St. Joseph, Missouri; three granddaughters; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and his dog, George.

Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Online guestbook and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com

Phyllis Jean Thornton

Phyllis Jean Thornton obituaries

Phyllis Jean Thornton

1932-2014

 

Phyllis Jean Thornton, 81, Uniontown, Ohio died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Akron City hospital, Akron, Ohio.

She was born September 15, 1932 to Lewie Lee and Helen Lourine (Jones) Newby in Pattonsburg, Missouri.

Phyllis enjoyed traveling, reading, shopping and her trips to the casino.

Mrs. Thornton was a former member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was active in the Ladies Day Card Club and Needles Moila. She worked at Hirsch’s clothing store and Hallmark store.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 52 years, Richard G. Thornton; daughter, Pamela Thornton; and daughter-in-law, Jean Thornton.

Survivors: daughter, Brenda Karder (Roger) of North Canton, Ohio; son, Mike Thornton (Sharon) of Savannah, Missouri; three grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service:  10:00 A.M. Saturday, Wesley United Methodist Church. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to American Lung Association or Shriners Hospitals for Children. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Joan Kay Colliver

Joan Kay Colliver

1942-2014

Joan Kay (Murray) Colliver, 71, St. Joseph, Mo., died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Living Community of St. Joseph.

She was born Nov. 29, 1942, in Chillicothe, MO to Vaughn and Doris (Hussey) Murray.

She graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1960, Christian College with an Associate Arts degree in 1962, Missouri Western State College with a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1988, and Kansas University with a Masters of Social Work in 1990.

On August 12, 1962, she married Larry Colliver. He survives of the home.

Joan worked as an addiction recovery counselor at The Sunrise Center in St. Joseph, a family issues counselor at Family Guidance, the director of the Addiction Recovery department at the State Hospital, and a Clinical Social Worker at Hands of Hope Hospice for 10 years, retiring in 2001.

She was an active member of Grace Evangelical Church where she volunteered as the Missions Information Editor and a weekly volunteer at Grace House.

She was a loving wife, a great mother and a wonderful friend.

Mrs. Colliver was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Joseph Vaughn Murray.

Additional survivors include her two daughters, Tammie (Darrell) of St. Joseph, and Tracie (Kevin) of Vista, CA; five granddaughters, Nikki (Royce), Ashley (John), Becky (Andrew), Libby (Josh), and Emma; four great-grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.

Memorial Services: 5:00 P.M. Saturday, Grace Evangelical Church, St. Joseph. Private Inurnment at a later date. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, 5005 Frederick Boulevard, where friends may call after 4:00 P.M. Friday. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Grace Evangelical College Scholarship Fund and Hands of Hope Hospice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

 

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Irene Cureton

Irene Cureton obituaries

Irene Cureton

1939-2014

 

Irene Cureton, 75, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born January 7, 1939 to Glen and Thelma D. (Hatcher) Cross.

She married Harry Ray Cureton in 1964. He preceded her in death on October 18, 1990.

She worked as a hospital CNA for 30 years.

Irene enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, crocheting and collecting china dolls. She loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry Ray Cureton; infant son; and first husband, Thomas Tracey Pulliam.

Survivors: children, Laura Delk, Berry Noland (Harvey), Raymond Cureton, Jane Norris (Keith), Sue Homan, Kathy Williams (Jim Pitts), Ronnie Pulliam (Betty), Teresa McDaniel (Marlin) and Glenn Cureton (Marlene Smith); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Mann.

Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hands of Hope Hospice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Lois J. Garreth

Lois J. Garreth obituaries

Lois J. Garreth

1932-2014

 

Lois J. Garreth, 81, Easton, Missouri died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at her home.

She was born September 13, 1932 to Wayne “Munk” and Vona (Beattie) Griggs in Barnard, Missouri.

Lois married Merle M. Garreth on November 25, 1950. He preceded her in death on August 5, 1996 after forty-five years of marriage. She then married George R. Stuber on August 19, 2000 and he survives of the home.

She was a member of Hope United Church of Christ and was a farm wife who enjoyed dancing, gardening and watching and feeding her birds in the backyard. She was a very loving and generous person who was devoted and loved her family very much.

She was also preceded in death by her father; and brother, Gabe Griggs.

Additional Survivors: son, Dennis Garreth (Susan Rich) and her sons, Joshua Felling (Amber) and Adam Felling; mother, Vona Griggs; grandson, Chad Garreth; numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Jean Garreth and her daughter Anita Simon (Mike); children, Joyce Windmeyer (Glenn) and Mike Stuber (Ann); grandchildren, Emily Farrow (Jeremy), Timothy Windmeyer (Lynn), Elizabeth Green (Colten), Ben Stuber (Tanya), Melissa Shultz (Kelly), Alison Wohluhuter (Jon); several great-grandchildren; and a beloved dog, Annabelle.

Services: 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Wednesday. The family suggests memorial donations to Hope United Church of Christ, Hands of Hope Hospice, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Bobbie Louise Lister

Bobbie Louise Lister

1953-2014

 

Bobbie Louise Lister, 60, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born December 7, 1953, graduated from Edinburgh High School in 1972 and attended Missouri Western State University majoring in Criminal Justice. She was a waitress for over forty years.

She married Gary Lister on December 7, 1991. He survives of the home. She was of the Catholic faith and loved animals, children, old movies and country music.

Additional Survivors: step-son, Ryan Lister.

Services at a later date. Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Martha V. Thompson

Martha V. Thompson

1920-2014

 

Martha V. Thompson, 93, St. Joseph, Missouri died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born May 24, 1920 to Walter and Ona (Burroughs) Bateman in Parnell, Missouri.

Martha married Chester Thompson on June 16, 1940. She preceded him in death on March 10, 1990.

She was a longtime antique collector.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, and three brothers.

Survivors: brother, Drexel Bateman (Rosalee), Gladstone Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Roger L. Fisher

Roger L. Fisher obituaries

Roger L. Fisher

1926-2014

 

Roger L. Fisher, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

He was born November 25, 1926 to Leo and Rosa (Isaacson) Fisher in Peoria, Illinois.

He married Waunita Jennings on December 19, 1954. She preceded him in death on October 7, 1999. He then married Betty Ruth Wilson on August 4, 2001. She survives of the home.

Roger proudly served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, MSTA, St. Joseph Woodworker’s Guild, North Kansas City Woodturners and North Kansas City Small Engines Group. He was also a member of the MO-KAN Antique Power Association and the Moila Shrine Charity Lodge.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Erma Rose Fisher.

Additional Survivors: son, Regan Fisher (Roxanne), Savannah, Missouri; daughters, Cheryl Fowler (Tracy), Sugar Land, Texas and Jennifer Jackson (Albert), St. Joseph, Missouri; grandchildren, Michael and James Fisher, Drew, Lee and Nicholas Fowler, and Lauren and Alex Jackson; and great-grandchildren, Brantley Fisher and Adelynn Fowler.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Berlin Cemetery, Berlin, Missouri.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 2:00 P.M. Friday. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to be made to Hands of Hope Hospice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

John “Jack” E. Curnutt

John “Jack” E. Curnutt obituaries

John “Jack” E. Curnutt

1945-2014

 

John “Jack” E. Curnutt, 68, St. Joseph, Missouri went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his home.

He was born May 29, 1945 to Eldon and Mary Katherine (Gorsuch) Curnutt in Maryville, Missouri.

Jack married Kathy Schultz on February 10, 1982. She survives of the home.

Mr. Curnutt served in the Air National Guard and owned and operated the Dutch Maid Amish Store. He attended Grace Evangelical Church and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jerald Curnutt.

Survivors: beloved wife; daughters, Michelle Herring (Bronson), Elizabeth Pearl (Brian) and John Caleb Curnutt (Amanda); grandchildren, Ava Curnutt and Charles and Hannah Herring; sister-in-law, Thelma Curnutt; and aunt, Helen Gorsuch.

Services:  1:00 P.M. Saturday, Grace Evangelical Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. Mr. Curnutt will be removed for Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Marion Clyde Blessing

 

Marion Clyde Blessing obituaries

1930-2014

 

Marion Clyde Blessing, 83, St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Missouri Veterans Home, Cameron, Missouri.

He was born November 19, 1930 in New Hampton, Missouri to Harlan and Birdie (Powelson) Blessing.

He married Joy Maxine Pumphrey, October 3, 1953.

Marion graduated from New Hampton High School Class of 1949.  He proudly served in the Army National Guard and later in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.  He worked for 31 years for Churchill Trucking and retired in 1986.  He was a member of the Teamsters Local 460, VFW Post 6760, New Hampton volunteer firefighter and Central Christian Church.

Marion enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.  He also enjoyed camping and leaves behind many friends at the Weaver campground in Bennett Springs, Missouri.  He was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed feeding his “pet” squirrels.  Most of all, he loved spending time doing all of these things with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joy; grandson, Dustin Michael Shoots; sister, Marie Morgan; and brother, Harold “Red” Blessing.

Survivors: children, Robert Blessing (Krystal), Debra L. Wright, Anna M. Polsgrove (Greg) and Scott B. Blessing (Trina); six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two on the way; siblings, Dortha Gardner, Blanch Ross, Olive Swope (Kenney), Shirley Faulk (Ray), Dwane Blessing (JoAnn); and Rosalie Kaze (Norman).

Services:  1:00 P.M. Thursday, Central Christian Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Wednesday.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Salvation Army, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or Alzheimer’s Association.  Mr. Blessing will be removed for Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service.