Patricia Ann Birkel

Patricia Ann Birkel

1943-2015

 

Patricia Ann Birkel, 72, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015.

She was born March 6, 1943 to Bennett Sayers and Anna Appling in Mexico, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; and two granddaughters.

Survivors include children, Marty Rieser of Moscow Mills, Missouri, Theresa Aston (James), Victoria Goll (Michael), both of St. Joseph, Missouri; three brothers; one sister; nine grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services  4:00 P.M. Saturday, at the home of Theresa Aston. Inurnment Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, Missouri at a later date. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Lloyd L. Gnuschke

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Lloyd L. Gnuschke

1929-2015

 

Lloyd L. Gnuschke, 85, Cosby, Missouri passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at a healthcare facility in St. Joseph, Missouri.

He was born August 16, 1929 in Cosby, Missouri.

Lloyd married Dorothy Stuber on March 10, 1951.

He proudly served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. Lloyd was a member of Hope United Church of Christ and Men’s Brotherhood. He was also a lifetime member of American Legion Post #359 and a charter member of Cosby LIONS Club. Lloyd was an organizer and original member of the Cosby Fire Department and Board of Director of Oak Ridge Cemetery for 45 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lydia (Moschberger) Gnuschke; brother, Herman Gnuschke; and three sisters, Marie, Helen and Ruth Gnuschke.

Survivors include wife; children, Don Gnuschke (Rodema), Cosby, Missouri, Katherine Bauer (Jim), Faucett, Missouri, Wayne Gnuschke (Joy), Cosby, Missouri and Jean Schneider (Wayne), Cosby, Missouri; grandchildren, Aaron Gnuschke, Tara Brown (Adam), Tammy Archdekin (Scott), Matt and Nick Bauer, Mary and Nicholas Gnuschke and Leah and Andrew Schneider; great-grandchildren, Henry, Alexandrya and Aurora; and brother, Earl Gnuschke.

Farewell Services 10:30 A.M. Saturday, Hope United Church of Christ, Cosby, Missouri. Interment 10:00 A.M. Saturday, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Cosby, Missouri.  The family will gather with friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 12:00 Noon Friday.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Hope United Church of Christ, Mosaic Life Care Hospice or Oak Ridge Cemetery Association. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Philinda “Lyndi” Deiter-McCracken

 

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1955-2015

 

Philinda “Lyndi” Deiter-McCracken, 59, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 surrounded by family.

She was born May 26, 1955 in Topeka, Kansas.

Lyndi received her Bachelor’s Degree from Pacific Lutheran University, Studied Art at Lansing Community College and worked as a Social Worker for the State of Washington. She was passionate about many things including, social justice, her community, family geneology and the KC Royals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. John and Marjory (Hybskmann) Deiter; sister, Jane Deiter; and brother, Jerry Deiter.       Survivors include: daughters, Abby McMurphy and Jessica Roth (Gerald); grandchildren, Ellen McMurphy, Alexis Noonan, Emma Roth and Hannah Roth; sisters, Dr. Pamela Deiter-Sands (Jen Rose) and Sara Deiter, many nieces and nephews; close friends, Kenny Bloch and Mary Toland; and dogs, Bonnie and Katie.

Private Graveside Services Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Bonnie Ruth (Goforth) Rudolph

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Bonnie Ruth (Goforth) Rudolph

1947-2015

 

Bonnie Ruth (Goforth) Rudolph, 67, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at a local healthcare facility, surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born November 27, 1947 at St. Joseph Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri. Bonnie graduated from North Andrew High School and attended Gard Business School in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Bonnie married her best friend, Carl Edner Rudolph on February 13, 1981 in Miami, Oklahoma. They have spent 34 wonderful happy years together, traveling and visiting with friends.

She was member of First Christian Church, Savannah, Missouri and St. Joseph Ladies Edelweiss Society.

She worked for Northwest Missouri Electric Cooperative, which was later renamed United Electric Cooperative, for 36 years, until retiring January 1, 2002.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Winferd Dale and Ruth (Roberts) Goforth.

Survivors include: husband; brother, Samuel Dale Goforth (Phylis); nieces, Dr. Tyann Hamedi (Mark), Kristy Dale Simpson (Undra) and Tonya Mercer (Billy); nephew, Todd Robert Goforth (Cristi); seven great nieces and nephews, Alyssa, Tyler, Brodie, Alexa, Isaiah, Isaac and Kinlee; step-nephew, Ross Mercer (Sammi); lifetime friend, Vickie Diane Schildknecht Roderick (Reed) and their two children, Richie Eugene Roderick and Vonnie Diane Garner; sister-in-law, Jean Weber (Ed); and five loving nieces, Lynn Liechti, Lori Hoefling, Leann Pogue, Lisa Leeson and Linda Poppa, with their dear husbands and families.

Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Savannah First Christian Church, American Legion Post 287, Savannah School System Athletic Department, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Norma Jean Stroup

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Norma Jean Stroup

1930-2015

 

Norma Jean Stroup, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at Mosaic Life Care.

She was born November 26, 1930 in Winston, Missouri.

Norma married Leonard P. Stroup on October 9, 1948.

She graduated from Bethany High School Class of 48 and retired in 1996 after 22 years as a seamstress for A.J. August Clothing. Norma was a member of Family Worship Center and a greeter. She was also a member of Women’s Missionary Group.

Mrs. Stroup was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Joseph and Eugie (Donaldson) Carter; sisters, Vesta Crabtree and Vivian Leaming; and brothers, Herbert, Raymond and Vernon Carter.

Survivors include children, Catherine Paradise (Mike), Savannah, Missouri, Karen Pecora (Bob), St. Joseph, Missouri, Sharon Neely (Mike), Parkville, Missouri and Jimmy Stroup (Sonia), St. Joseph, Missouri; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Family Worship Center. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Troy R. Marrs

Troy R. Marrs

1966-2015

 

Troy R. Marrs, 48, Oregon, Missouri passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at a healthcare facility in Oregon, Missouri.

He was born June 16, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary Marrs.

Survivors include: father, Russell Marrs, Forest City, Missouri; brother, Sean G. Marrs (Mandy), Forest City, Missouri; sister, Elizabeth West (Don), Fayetteville, Arkansas; nephews, Hayden and Dylan Marrs; niece, Erica White; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Farewell Services under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

 

Roger A. Castle

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Roger A. Castle

1942-2015

 

Roger A. Castle, 73, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at a local healthcare facility.

He was born April 22, 1942 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Roger graduated from Elwood High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard as an airplane mechanic for over 30 years.

He enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing. Roger said, he would like to be remembered with a fishing pole and a PBR can in his hand.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Robert Youngman; nephew, Jeff Castle; niece, Jennifer Castle; and his beloved dog, Maggie.

Survivors include: children, Jeanna Castle (Ken Lehna) and David Castle; grandchild, Lauren Castle; brother, Bob Castle (Janice); and friend, Linda Warner.

The family would like to thank Mosaic Hospice and Dee Shepherd for their care.

Private inurnment at a later date under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family suggests memorial gifts to American Cancer Society or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Byron R. Timmons

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Byron R. Timmons

1936-2015

 

Byron R. Timmons, 79, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, at his home.

He was born February 26, 1936 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Byron married Emma Killian on May 31, 1957.

He graduated from Lafayette High School Class of 1953 and proudly served in the United States Navy. Following the service he worked at Quaker Oats. He later worked at the Calvin Center and Continental Can.   Byron was preceded in death by his parents; Pleasy and Alma (Hatcher) Timmons; and wife.

Survivors include sisters, Carol McCollum, St. Joseph, Missouri and Leta Lee Fuson, St. Joseph, Missouri; two nieces; and one nephew.

Private Farewell Graveside Services & Inurnment will be held at Wings of Honor Veterans Cremation Garden at St. Joseph Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial donations to be sent to the Noyes Home for Children. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Emma Lou Timmons

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Emma Lou Timmons

1935-2015

 

Emma Lou Timmons, 80, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at her home.

She was born April 8, 1935 in Chillicothe, Missouri.

Emma married Byron Timmons on May 31, 1957.

She graduated from Central High School and was a Beautician and housewife. Emma enjoyed Nascar races and loved animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Cordelia (Middaugh) Killian; and husband.

Survivors include: cousins, Joyce Welch, Charles Richard Moser and Lee Edward Moser

Private Farewell Graveside Services & Inurnment will be held at Wings of Honor Veterans Cremation Garden at St. Joseph Memorial Park. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Bob Vanderborg, Jr.

 

Bob Vanderborg, Jr.

1960-2015

 

Bob Vanderborg, Jr., 55, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at his home.

He was born February 8, 1960 in Hazel Crest, Illinois.

Bob proudly served in the United States Army and enjoyed fishing with his girlfriend, Joyce and was a member of McCarthy Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Vanderborg.      Survivors include sons, Christopher Seip, Lansing, Illinois and Jason Seip, Frankfort, Indiana; six grandchildren; parents, Robert and Patricia (Turner) Vanderborg, Sr.; brothers, Jimmy Vanderborg, Billy Vanderborg and Timmy Vanderborg; sister, Peggy Mallek; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Farewell Graveside Services & Inurnment 1:30 P.M. Friday, June 19, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. The family requests memorial donations to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.