MARY BELLE NEIMAN – CLARK

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MARY BELLE NEIMAN – CLARK

 

Mary Belle Neiman – Clark, 91, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Living Community in St. Joseph where she been cared for the past six weeks. Prior to her recent decline in health, she had been a resident at Country Squire Retirement Home in St. Joseph.

She was born December 19, 1922 to Roy H. Stone Sr. and Marie (Lundy) Stone in Forest City, Missouri, the oldest of their nine children.

She graduated from Fortescue high school in 1940.

Mary Belle and Claud Emery Neiman of Windsor, Missouri were married on May 25, 1940. Except for being in Kansas City, Missouri for two or three years during World War II, they lived in several states because of his salesman job with Capper’s Weekly Publications. Over the years they were blessed with six children before settling in Chillicothe, Missouri in 1953. The couple separated and divorced in 1960.

She married Russell E. Clark of Chillicothe on September 17, 1960. They lived in the Chula, Laredo and Trenton communities the next 30 – plus years. Two grandsons, Bradley and Chad Plowman made their home with them from an early age until graduating from high school.

Mary Belle was a certified nurse aide and medications aide for over 15 years at Sunny View nursing home in Trenton.

In 1994, Mary Belle and Russell moved to St. Joseph to be near family. She was employed by the Graham Group as a receptionist at Heartland Medical Plaza 1 in St. Joseph for 14 years. She retired in 2007 at the age of 84 years young.

She enjoyed cooking, family gatherings, traveling with family, the weddings of her grandchildren, dancing and especially being with her four daughters for their annual Neiman Sisters’ weekends in Kansas City.

She became an avid MU Tigers fan when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren began attending the university. Also she took a great interest in the weather conditions wherever her family lived or vacationed.

Mary Belle was a Christian, baptized at the Laredo Baptist Church in 1978 in the presence of family.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Russell E. Clark in 1996; two brothers, William S. Stone and infant Bobby Stone; two sisters, Patsy Jean Stone and infant Darlene Stone.

Surviving are two sons, David (Diane) Neiman, Windsor, Missouri and Ronald Neiman, Jefferson, City, Missouri; four daughters, Judith (John) Gilgour, Blue Springs, Missouri, Mary Jane (Gary) Phillips, Jefferson City, Kathy (Roy) Hamm and Melody (Mike) Wood, St. Joseph, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren, Darcy Dockens, Daryn Neiman, Chris Neiman, Mitchell, David, Steven and Richard Gilgour, Tawnya Veit, Dr. Matthew Phillips, Jill West, Bradley and Chad Plowman, Angela Jameson, Jason Wood and Summer Kelley; thirty-three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and ten step-great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are two brothers, Roy H. (Claudine) Stone, Jr, Independence, Missouri and Larry (Karen) Stone, Forest City, Missouri; two sisters, Nancy Siron, Ft. Worth, Texas and Becky (Jim) Hawkins, Mexico, Missouri; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Mound City, Missouri.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Sunday. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the Leukemia Society or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com

Calvin Crump Cooper

Calvin Crump Cooper

COOPER, The Reverend Calvin Crump, age 90, went home to be with his Lord on August 18, 2014 after a brief illness. Reverend Cooper was the Associate Pastor of Grassland Heights Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee from 1994 to the present. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Hogan Cooper; his father and mother, F.M. and Frances Cooper of Memphis, Tennessee; his brother, James Cooper; and sister, Evelyn Cooper.

Calvin graduated from Central High School in 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee and joined the Army Air Corps in January 1943. He served as a navigator and radar operator on a P-61 night fighter in WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946, graduated from Union University, Jackson, Tennessee in 1949 and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminarian in Berkeley, California in 1952. On December 31, 1947 Brother Cal was ordained into the Ministry of the Gospel by Bellevue Baptist Church of Memphis, Tennessee. From 1947 to 1954, he planted and pastored churches in te San Francisco Bay Area, In 1954, he entered the Air Force Chaplain Corps where he served for 23 years, retiring as a full Colonel. In retirement, he earned his Doctor of Education Degree from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He then served as Chaplain of Addiction Treatment programs at Alvin C. York and Middle Tennessee Medical Center of Murfreesboro for 15 years.

Reverend Cooper is survived by his wife, Shirley L. Cooper of Franklin, Tennessee; daughters, Kathleen Cmap of Allen, Texas, Glenda Hamilton of St. Joseph, Missouri and Sharon Knutter of Nashville, Tennessee; son, Timothy C. Cooper of Campbell, Texas; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Carolyn Cooper of Franklin, Tennessee.

Graveside Services and Inurnment:  10:00 A.M. Monday, Memorial Park Cemetery. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Doris J. Wallace

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Doris J. Wallace

1905-2014

 

Doris Jeanne Brasington Wallace, age 109, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Living Community of St. Joseph.

She was born on July 16, 1905 in St. Joseph, Missouri the daughter of William and Cordova (Durham) Brasington.

She graduated from Central High School and Platte Gard’s Business School, both in St. Joseph, Missouri. She began her working career at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a Switchboard Operator at age 19 and was a Supervisor in the Commercial Department upon retiring in 1950.

Doris was united in marriage to Woodrow W. Curtis and later divorced. She married Alfred Omdahl of Leona, Kansas. He was killed in a tragic farm accident. She married Ernest Wallace in 1955 for 36 years until his death in 1991.

Up to the age of 105 Doris was able to live alone in her lovely apartment, with the help of her kind friends. She was active in the St. Joseph Garden Club and always enjoyed working on her own flowers. She also loved to play golf at the Moila Country Club. Dancing and singing were her favorite past times.

Mrs. Wallace was a past member of Wyatt Park Christian Church, St. Joseph Garden Club and American Legion Post #11 Auxiliary.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Alfred Omdahl and Ernie Wallace; brother, Rolla Brasington; sister, Alice Brasington Oliver; and niece, Nona Bell Brasington Adams.

Doris is survived by nephew, R.E. “Buck” Brasington, Pasadena, California; niece, Helen Brasington Hill, Bakersfield, California; and Virginia Harper Chandler, cousin and care giver.

We are all so thankful Doris’ passing was peaceful and without pain or suffering. Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers.

Memorial Services:  1:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Hands of Hope Hospice 137 N Belt Hwy, St. Joseph, MO 64506 and Living Community of St. Joseph, 1201 Heartland Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64506. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

 

Mary Lorraine Knox

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Mary Lorraine Knox

1921-2014

 

Mary Lorraine Knox, 93, Raytown, Missouri died Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

She was born March 17, 1921 to Jess and Rachel (Miller) McCrary in Ford City, Missouri.

Mary married Robert Vinson Knox in 1945. He preceded her in death on January 17, 1956.

She was a member of King Hill Baptist Church, a devout Christian who was known to be a prayer warrior. She was a devoted mother and loving grandmother who would do anything for her grandchildren. Her loving and caring nature extended to those she cared for during her lifetime.

She enjoyed listening to music that could always be heard in her home. She loved traveling to the mountains, desert and oceanside.

Mrs. Knox was also preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Ruby Mae Black and Patricia Diane Alexander; and nine brothers.

Survivors: daughter, Barbara Anne Tebbe (Gregory), Blue Springs, Missouri; son-in-law, Paul Black; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Billie M. Wilber

Billie M. Wilber

1935-2014

 

Billie M. Wilber, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, August 15, 2014, at a local healthcare facility.

She was born December 26, 1935 to Arthur and Hazel Wilber in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She enjoyed being with people.

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

Billie lived with Sylvia Martie for thirty years and then with Sylvia’s daughter for thirteen years.

Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family requests memorial donations to the United Way of Greater St. Joseph, 118 5th St #B, St. Joseph, MO 64501. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Jaliyah Margaret Blackmon

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Jaliyah Margaret Blackmon

2012-2014

 

Jaliyah Margaret Blackmon, 23 months, St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at her home.

She was born September 20, 2012 to Brian Blackmon and Jaspera Rainey in Cameron, Missouri.

Survivors: parents; step-father, Patrick Middlebrook; siblings, Cyile, Myra, and Zachary Bernard, Jaslen Johnson, Dakota Galloway, Amelia Middlebrook, and Angel Blackmon; grandparents, Jason and Betty Metzger, John Johnson, James Galloway, Jennifer Galloway, and Maizie Blackmon; aunt, Monica Blackmon; and uncles, Charles Ytell and James Blackmon.

Services:  3:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to defray funeral expenses. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com

Althea M. Taylor

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Althea M. Taylor

1932-2014

 

Althea M. Taylor, 82, St. Joseph, Missouri was called into Glory Sunday, August 17, 2014 at her home.

She was born February 10, 1932 to Ernest and Luella (Sowards) Fultz.

Althea married Crews “Jack” Taylor on December 20, 1975. He preceded her in death in December 1998.

Mrs. Taylor attended Bartlett High School and worked as a housekeeper at the State Hospital for 27 years.

She was a member of St. Francis Baptist Temple. Althea was an avid reader, liked fine dining, and loved doing jigsaw puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Ernestine “Butchie” Howard; sons, Edward “Leroy” and Lawrence “JR.” Howard; step-son, Crews “Jack” Taylor; sister, Addie Lou Fultz; and great-grandchildren, Lauren Howard and Gage M. Koelliker.

Survivors: daughters, Marsha Howard, St. Joseph, Missouri, Bonnie Riley (Steve Woods), Rochester, New York, Rhonda Fitzpatrick (Leotis), Rochester, New York, Donna Howard Robinson (Daniel), Platte City, Missouri, and Luella Howard (Steve Flores), St. Joseph, Missouri; step-daughters, Lois Richardson, Beaumont, Texas and Jean Kyle (Fred), Beaumont, Texas; sisters, Sarah Wash, Lillian Edwards, and Mary Ellen Dalo; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers, Alonzo, Louis and Ronnie Buckner; and special friends, Gwen Massey, Bobbie Black, Roberta Tillman, and Laura Hughes.

Services: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, St. Francis Baptist Temple. Interment Ashland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Mrs. Taylor will be removed from Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service.

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Doris Joann Harding

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Doris Joann Harding

1936-2014

 

Doris Joann Harding, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri departed this earth to her Heavenly home on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at her home.

She was born June 27, 1936 to Van and Thelma Hayes in Green City, Missouri. She was one of eighteen children.

She married Farrell Harding on November 26, 1953. They were married sixty-one years. He survives of the home.

Doris was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church, where she was active in Vacation Bible School, nursery care and bookkeeping for her church. Doris loved the Kansas City Royals, sewing, crafting, gardening and canning to name a few. Doris always put others before herself.

She was a gentle, kind person with a very strong faith. Doris had the gift of making everyone feel loved, accepted and welcome in her home. She loved beyond words in the little things she did. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered by many friends and her family.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Brenda Hilliard; grandson, Craig Whisenand; and five siblings.

Additional Survivors: daughters, Carolyn Whisenand (Tom) and Gale Harding; son, Robert Harding (Debi); son-in-law, George Hilliard; six grandchildren, Josh Hilliard (Jenn), Kellie Martinez (Joe), Jessica Stewart (Aaron), Jarod Hilliard (Stephanie), Galea Albano and Melanie Harding; and four great-grandchildren, Tristan and Peyton Martinez and Preston and Layla Hilliard.

Celebration of Life: 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Green Valley Baptist Church Sanctuary. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Green Valley Baptist Church or Hands of Hope Hospice. Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Tamara Diane (McDowell) Knisley

Tamara Diane (McDowell) Knisley

1960-2014

 

Tamara Diane (McDowell) Knisley, 53, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

She was born August 28, 1960 to Orville and Patricia (Poe) McDowell in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She married Rick Knisley on May 29, 2009. He survives of the home.

Tamara proudly served in the United States Navy and was involved with Operation Desert Storm.

She was a member of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.

Mrs. Knisley was preceded in death by her parents.

Additional Survivors: sons, Michael Ruiz and Tyler Ruiz; daughter, Jamie Knisley, all of St. Joseph, Missouri; and granddaughter, Kaylea Knisley.

Services:  1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Parkl Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 4:00 P.M. Thursday.

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James W. “Jim” Stegall, Sr.

James W. “Jim” Stegall, Sr.

1945-2014

 

James W. “Jim” Stegall, Sr., 68, St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

He was born October 29, 1945 to Donald and Norma (Withrow) Stegall in St. Joseph, Missouri.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, NASCAR and mushroom hunting. He was a member of the Grand River Muzzleloaders.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Phillip Stegall; long-time companion, Mary Ann Wells; and his grandfather who raised him, Grover “Boby” Duncan.

Survivors: daughters, Lynette Shanks (Tom) and Lisa Ripper (Mitch); son, James W. “Jimmy” Stegall II (Mary), all of St. Joseph, Missouri; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon and Phyllis; former wife and close friend; Connie Stegall; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.