Delbert C. McDonald, Jr.

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Delbert C. McDonald, Jr.

1937-2015

 

Delbert C. McDonald, Jr., 77, St. Joseph, Missouri died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Mosaic Life Care.

He was born May 13, 1937 to Delbert and Rozzetta (Gerner) McDonald, Sr. in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Delbert married Martha Ward in March of 1988, and they later divorced.

He was a man of many stories, known to many as a joker and could convince you of anything. He enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Delbert also liked fishing and watching old western movies.

Mr. McDonald was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles McDonald, Sr. and Rosco McDonald; sister, Shelby McDonald.

Survivors: daughter, Mary Kirby (Gilbert); four grandsons, Thomas Ginn (Michelle), Kevin Ginn (Cathy), Preston Ginn (Nikki) and Tyrone Ginn (Shauntessa), all of St. Joseph, Missouri; fourteen great-grandchildren, Kevin Ginn, Jr., Elijah, Alicia Bell, Kapri, Patrice, Ja-Ron, Y-Raum, Aleece, Norman, Sylus, Olivia, Dai’Janise, Tyesha and La-Shelle; sisters, Brenda Estes, St. Joseph, Missouri and Daphaine Stone (Lester), Yuma, Arizona; aunt, Cecilia McGaughy, St. Joseph, Missouri; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins; and special friend, Regina Dennis.

Healing Farewell:  10:00 A.M. Saturday, Holsey Chapel, I.C.M. 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 Holsey Chapel, I.C.M. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Mary Jo Bunten

 

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1949-2015

Mary Jo Bunten, 65, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born September 26, 1949 to Roy and Josephine Bunten in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant brother.

Survivors: sister, Roberta Dakon (Pat), St. Joseph, Missouri; nephews, Patrick and Matthew Dakon; nieces, Jennifer Vieth and Sarah Dakon; great-nieces and nephews, Kylie, Corbin, Brooklynn, Raven and Montana.

Mass of Christian Burial:  1:00 P.M. Saturday, St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends 5:00 to 7:00 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 donor’s choice.   Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Betty M. (Brabant) Rich

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Betty M. (Brabant) Rich

1930-2015

 

Betty M. (Brabant) Rich, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, January 26, 2015 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born July 10, 1930 to Burton and Esther (Casey) Brabant in Deckerville, Michigan.

Betty married William Rich on August 20, 1949. He preceded her in death on September 15, 2007.

She was a graduate of Hillyard Technical School and received her LPN. Betty was also a member of Community of Christ Church.

Mrs. Rich was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dickie, Robert and Burton Jr.

Survivors: children, Carol Gentry (David), Cathy Brandt (Robert), David Rich (Barbara), all of St. Joseph, Missouri and Denise Behrman (Scott), Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren, Steven Curtis, Kristin Macdonald, Kelly Brandt, Valerie Brandt, Danielle Deiser, Nicole Paulie, Ryan Fee, Hannah Behrman, Zachary Behrman; great-grandchildren, Jake, Will, Wyatt, Aria, A.J., Lindsey, Trayton, Rhett, Hank, Kagney Jr., Kyler, Aubrey and Dominic; sister, Ruth Duncan; brother, Bill Brabant; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Healing Farewell:  10:00 A.M. Friday, Abundant Life Center. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 3:00 P.M. Thursday. Mrs. Rich will be removed from Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Jason Troy Guy

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Jason Troy Guy

1980-2015

 

Jason Troy Guy, 34, St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, January 24, 2015.

He was born July 17, 1980 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Simple Farewell: 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Green Valley Baptist Church.      A covered dish is appreciated. The family requests donations to be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Joan Marie (Kendzora) Folks

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Joan Marie (Kendzora) Folks

1931-2015

 

Joan Marie (Kendzora) Folks, 83, St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, January 26, 2015 at home.

She was born July 4, 1931 to Joseph and Anna (Maslinski) Kendzora in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Joan was married to Donald D. Folks for 57 years till he passed away in August of 2009.

She grew up in St. Joseph attending Cathedral School and the Convent of the Sacred Heart.  She was a lifetime member of the St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. Joan worked at the American National Bank where she met her husband Don. She worked at the bank until their children arrived, and then became a nutritionist, taxi driver, and baseball mom. After the children graduated she again took up her banking interest at the Bank of St. Joseph until retirement.

Joan and Don enjoyed retirement years with St. Joseph friends, dining, theaters, and travel.

Mrs. Folks was also preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dorothy Green; and brothers, Leo, Thomas, William, Charles, Richard and Ronald Kendzora.

Survivors: daughter, Mardi Smith (Dr. Daniel) Poway, California; son, Curtis Folks (Jennifer) St. Joseph, Missouri; grandchildren, Alex and Sophie Smith, Nathan Meers, and Chris Pederson (Sharry); and great-grandson, Kale Pederson; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial:  10:00 A.M. Friday, Horigan Chapel at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.  Parish Rosary 6:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will gather with friends 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church or Missouri Western State University. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Paul Alan Weston

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Paul Alan Weston

1970-2015

 

Paul Alan Weston, 44, of Faucett, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Mosaic Life Care.

He was born September 15, 1970, in St. Joseph, son of Alva G. Weston and Rose E. (Coon) Weston.

Paul attended North Platte R-1 School District in Dearborn, Missouri, where he grew up. He spent several years working in the family logging business, North American Timber Company, driving a log truck.

Paul later became an over the road truck driver where he spent many years seeing the country. Driving a semi was his one true love. After becoming disabled, Paul returned home where he occupied his time helping friends and neighbors. Many of whom were a great source of comfort and happiness to Paul.

Some of his past times included hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks in Warsaw, Missouri. Paul also liked old westerns and Nascar. He especially loved and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Paul had a big heart, an energetic laugh and a warm smile. He possessed the gift of gab, and knew no strangers. Paul will be greatly missed by the many who knew and loved him.

Paul was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Survivors include: parents, Al and Rose Weston of Dearborn, Missouri; sister, Marilyn (Stanley) Johnson, Lenexa, Kansas; brother, Al “Junior” Weston, Faucett, Missouri; sister, Paula (David) Johnson, Faucett, Missouri; sister, Jolene (Joshua) Rodriquez, Dearborn, Missouri; fourteen nieces and nephews; one great niece; two great nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins along with his girlfriend Lesia Woodson.

Memorial Service 4:30 P.M., Sunday, February 1, Dearborn Community Center. The family will gather friends from 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M., Dearborn Community Center. Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial donations can be sent to Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, P.O. Box 271, Platte City, Missouri, 64079 or Child Abuse Prevention Association, 563 E. 23rd. St., Independence, Missouri, 64055.  Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Martha Hendricks

 

Martha Hendricks

1955-2015

 

Martha Hendricks, 60, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Mosaic Life Care.

She was born January 12, 1955 to Gene and Theresa (Dellasega) Hendricks in Kansas City, Missouri, and spent her childhood in Mission, Kansas.

Martha graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree. She worked as an Occupational Therapist which was a job that took her to many places including Tennessee, Virginia, Kansas, throughout Missouri, and for the last ten years St. Joseph. Her passion in life was working with the mentally disabled children through the school districts, and she was devoted to her job. She had many friends through work that she enjoyed spending time with and always looked forward to her Thursday night dinner group. Martha also enjoyed searching and collecting antiques and pottery.

Ms. Hendricks was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Laura Hoskins; and brother, Mark Hendricks.

Survivors: sister-in-law, Eileen Hendricks, Overland Park, Kansas; brother-in-law, Patrick Hoskins, Salina, Kansas; nephews, Jacob Hoskins and Sam (Amber) Hoskins, Salina, Kansas; aunt, Betty (Virgil) Daniels, Tulsa, Oklahoma; dear friends, Carol McCrary, Deb Johnson, and Kay Denver.  A special thank you to Renee Falkner and the teachers for their heartfelt caring of Martha.

Simple Farewell Visitation:  1:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. For those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to your favorite charity of choice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Billie Faye Sollars

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Billie Faye Sollars

1927-2015

 

Billie Faye Sollars, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born December 8, 1927 to Hiram and Kizziah (Poe) Sollars in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She worked and retired from Wyeth Company after forty-one years. Billie was a member of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church. She was a Christian and lived her life as a Christian. Billie was very passionate about her crossword puzzles, but especially of her nieces and nephews.

Ms. Sollars was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Ruth Jane Sollars, Pauline “Dean” Parker and Berniece “Pete” Sollars; and brothers, Clarence Sollars, Cline Sollars and Gilbert Sollars.

Survivors: nieces, Patricia Schneider (Ross), Janna Roberts and Janet Jennings; and numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Healing Farewell:  1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends 11:30 to 12:30 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be sent to Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church or a charity of the Donor’s Choice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Esther Levine Goldman

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Esther Levine Goldman

1927-2015

 

Esther Levine Goldman passed away on January 24, 2015 in Virginia Beach at age 87.

She was born in 1927 in Halberstadt, Germany to Rabbi Israel and Bila Levine. She came to the United States via Ellis Island in 1929. She grew up in Saint Joseph, Missouri, where her father, Rabbi Levine served Shaare Shalom Synagogue in the 1930’s until his death in 1945.

Esther was predeceased by her husband, Rabbi Joseph Goldman, who held the pulpit of Temple Israel, Norfolk, Virginia from its founding in 1959 until his death in 1983.

Esther is the mother of Shira Goldman Salzberg, Daniel Goldman, M.D., and the late Jordan Goldman of Blessed Memory. She has seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren across Boston, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Houston, Texas and Denver, Colorado.

Esther earned her B.A. from the University of Chicago, an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, an M. Jewish Studies from the University of Judaism, and a D.Ed. from George Washington University.

She remained throughout her life a religiously observant Jew and an ardent Zionist.

Graveside Services & Interment:  2:00 P.M. Tuesday, Shaare Sholem Cemetery. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Evelyn Violett Winfrey

Evelyn Violett Winfrey

1916-2015

 

Evelyn Violett Winfrey, 98, Lathrop, Missouri died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at her home.

She was born February 22, 1916 to Grover and Ethelyn (Hart) Violett in Amazonia, Missouri.

Evelyn married Raymond E. Winfrey on January 11, 1938. He preceded her in death on May 1, 2004.

She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church since 1957.

Evelyn was also preceded in death by her parents, Grover Cleveland and Bessie Mae; and brothers and sisters, Jean Violett, Eva Mae Marsh, Madeline Winfrey, Bessie Simpson and Gregg Violett.

Survivors: daughter, Rayann Herndon (Ronald), Lathrop, Missouri; grandchildren, Laura McFadden (Eric), Colton R. Herndon and Cliffton R.  Herndon; eight great-grandchildren; brother, G.C. Violett, St. Joseph, Missouri; and sister, Dixieann Curry, Gilbert, Arizona.

Healing Farewell:  1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 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 City Union Mission in Kansas City Missouri or Lathrop Community Outreach Committee in care of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church, Lathrop, Missouri. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.