Dorothy M. Broce

Dorothy M. Broce obituaries

Dorothy M. Broce

1926-2014

 

Dorothy M. Broce, 87, Elwood, Kansas died Monday, July 21, 2014 at a healthcare facility in Wathena, Kansas.

She was born November 1, 1926 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Dorothy married Harold Edwin Broce on June 7, 1948. He survives of the home.

She was an Artist with Combe Printing for many years where she later retired. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.

Mrs. Broce was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Harbord and Orpha Akins; and two brothers.

Additional Survivors: son, Dennis Broce and daughter, Denise Broce, both of St. Joseph, Missouri; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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 4:00 P.M. Wednesday. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Carl “Bert” Rose

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Carl “Bert” Rose

1927-2014

 

Carl “Bert” Rose, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, Missouri.

He was born June 5, 1927 to Guy and Ada (Marshall) Rose in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

He married Anna Alexander on December 21, 1946. She preceded him in death on February 7, 2007. He then married Arlene Humphrey who also preceded him in death.

Carl proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II and worked for Western Union as a service technician for thirty years.

He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge #78, Scottish Rite and Moila Shrine.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherril Ann Rose; three brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors: son, Rick Rose (Bonnie), Lawrence, Kansas; grandchildren, Angela Edwinson (Shawn), Richie (Heather) and Amanda Rose (Steven Graham); great-grandchildren, Tyler and Haylee Rose and Wyatt Graham and Dylan and Ashley Edwinson; great-great-grandson, Zander Rose; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services:  1:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive 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 Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

MR. GLEN EDWARD “SONNY” McADAMS

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MR. GLEN EDWARD “SONNY” McADAMS

 

Mr. Glen Edward “Sonny” McAdams, age 73, of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Christian Health Care, Republic, Missouri.

He was born on February 16, 1941 in Elwood, Kansas, the son of Arthur Lee and Thelma Louise (Mosier) McAdams.

Glen graduated from the Elwood High School in 1959, and then joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country from 1959 to 1963.  Glen later was a self-employed carpenter, and retired in 2003.  His church affiliation was Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother in law, Bob Dischner.

Glen is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Anginette and Chris Blades, and Jenifer and Jim Grendell; a granddaughter, Kristen Blades; a sister, Dora Dischner; nieces and nephews, Becky and Jessica Crowder, and Mike and wife Gail, Dan, Cassy, and Brittney Dischner; several cousins; and many friends.

A graveside memorial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the St. Joseph Memorial Park Cemetery, under the care of Meierhoffer Funeral Home, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to C.A.R.E. (Castaway Animal Rescue Effort), P.O. Box 215, Aurora, MO 65605.  Online condolences may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com or at www.meierhoffer.com

Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Kenneth Gabriel

Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Kenneth Gabriel obituaries

Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Kenneth Gabriel

1959-2014

 

Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Kenneth Gabriel, 54, St. Joseph, Missouri died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home.

He was born September 13, 1959 to Kenneth and Barbara (Graff) Gabriel in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Stephen graduated from Central High School in 1978 and enlisted in July 1978 as a Turboprop Propulsion Specialist at the 139th Airlift Wing. He is the Supervisor of Maintenance Operations Flight at the Rosecrans Air National Guard Base.

Stephen married Jane Denton on September 18, 2010. She survives of the home.

He earned a knowledgeable aircraft maintenance past after serving in three war-time contingencies as well as in state emergency missions, nationwide, including Hurricane Katrina relief response efforts in 2005. Chief Gabriel served overseas in support of Operations Desert Shield Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Stephen earned the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal.

Stephen was a member of the Savannah Lodge No. 71, A.F. & A.M.  and the Moila Shrine. He was also a member of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard, Missouri National Guard Association and the 139th Chiefs Association.

He enjoyed going to the races with his grandson, Chase and to other sporting events with his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob and Bernice Graff and Jesse and Wichenda Gabriel; aunt, Peggy Colbach; and father-in-law, Jack B. Denton.

Additional Survivors: parents, Kenneth and Barbara Gabriel, Savannah, Missouri; daughters, Ryan Warren (Robbie), Savannah, Missouri and Rachel Gabriel (Josh Bishop), Savannah, Missouri; step-son, 1st Lt. Ashton and Maggie Lackey, Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas; step-daughters, Jessica, Hannah and Bailee Lackey, St. Joseph, Missouri; grandchildren, Riley, Randon, Reed, Chase, Carter and Tucker; sister, Nancy Gabriel, St. Joseph, Missouri; and sister, Cheryl Gabriel, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Tuesday, Green Valley Baptist Church. Interment Savannah Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or Green Valley Baptist Church. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

VERNON THAIN ANDREWS

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VERNON THAIN ANDREWS

1921-2014

 

Vernon Thain Andrews, 92, died July 15, 2014 at a nursing

facility in Tomball, Texas.

Vernon was born on October 17, 1921 on a farm near Clarksdale,Missouri. He was the son of Lewis W. and Ada (Ebersold) Andrews. He graduated from Union Star High School in 1939.

After enlisting in the Army during World War II, Vernon was

trained as an infantryman and assigned to an anti-tank company

within the 95th Infantry Division in 1942. After training in

various spots all over the United States, the 95th Division was

ordered overseas in August of 1944 to engage the German Army in

Western Europe. On October 19th, the soldiers of the 95th

Division, assigned under Lieutenant General George S. Patton’s

III Corps, were tasked with securing a bridgehead over the

Moselle River near the town of Metz. The “Iron Men of Metz”

repulsed several German attacks over the next 32 days before

pushing their way toward the Saar River, entering Germany just

after Thanksgiving. Vernon also spent some time driving supplies

at night from the rear areas to the forward lines as part of the

Red Ball Express. His time in the European Theater of Operations

earned him the Combat Infantryman Badge and a Bronze Star in

addition to other medals.

Vernon married Dorothy L. Gibson on September 25, 1943. Upon his return from war in 1945, Vernon and Dorothy began building their life together on a farm SW of Union Star near Helena. They were blessed with two children, William “Bill” (deceased) and Marcia. Vernon continued to farm until he fully retired at age 85. After the death of their son, Bill Andrews, they moved to Tomball, Texas to be near their daughter, Marcia Irwin, and her family.

Vernon is preceded in death by his parents and his son, Bill Andrews.

Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Andrews, Tomball, TX;

his brother, Lecil Andrews and wife, Gertrude, Union Star, MO;

daughter, Marcia and husband Rick Irwin, Tomball, TX; and daughter-in-law, Darlene Andrews, Kansas City.

Services:  1:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Union Star Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to Union Star Baptist Church. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Zelda “Kaye” Mazon

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Zelda “Kaye” Mazon

1946-2014

 

Zelda “Kaye” Mazon, 67, St. Joseph, Missouri, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

She was born August 14, 1946, to Israel and Anna (Polsky) Mazon in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Central High School, St. Joseph.

Kaye enjoyed working on the treadmill, painting by numbers and watching classic movies on TCM. She was a very gifted painter and writer.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors: brother, Len Mazon (LaWanna), Burley, Idaho; sister, Betty Mazon Gordon, Tempe, Arizona; companion, of 26 years, Skip Schmidt; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Graveside Services & Interment: 3:00 P.M. Monday, Shaare Sholem Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the funeral home to defray expenses. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Janice Alsup Young

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Janice Alsup Young

1931-2014

 

Janice “Jan” Alsup Young, a St. Joseph homemaker and piano teacher is singing in God’s heavenly choir today. Jan passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the age of 83.

Janice Alsup was born on June 13, 1931 in Erath county, Texas to W.S. and Evelyn Mason Alsup. She attended schools in Stephenville, Texas high school class of 1949 and Tarleton State College majoring in Music education. She studied piano with Mr. Charles Froh and Dr. Don Morton. While at Tarleton. She met her first husband Robert (Bob) Lagle. Jan obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at North Texas State College in Denton, Texas.

In 1952 Janice and Bob married and later became parents of a son (Scott) and daughter (Susan). After her husband’s discharge from the United States Air Force they moved from Texas to Kansas City about 1956 where Bob was employed as a pilot for Trans World Airlines. They lived in Liberty, Missouri, North Kansas City, Missouri and later moved to a farming community near Edgerton, Missouri. She was the music director and organist for the Stony Point Presbyterian Church. In the late 1980’s, Jan moved to St. Joseph where she met her second husband, Ralph B. Young. They married in 1992.

Jan’s entire life was centerd around her family and her love of music. She was a classically trained pianist and from an early age shared her talent by giving recitals, playing organ and piano at church, playing for weddings and giving piano lessons. She was vocalist and keyboard player with the Don Haage jazz trio that performed at many civic events and parties in the St. Joseph area including the Trails West Celebrations. After the death of Don Haage, Bud Salanski joined the group along with Jim Graves and Bob Long and was known as “Smooth Jazz.”

Jan was a member of the St. Joseph’s Music Teachers Association, the Community Chorus and the St. Joseph Chapter of “Sweet Adelines.” She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church and sang for many years with the Sanctuary Choir and was the substitute organist. Jan sang with a Sweet Adeline quartet known as the “Run Abouts” and competed in several international competitions. She also served as assistant Chorus Director.

Jan was also a past member of the P.E.O., the Runci Club, and the Missouri Western Ambassadors.

Jan lost her beloved daughter, Susan Lagle Mueller in 1999 due to an automobile accident. Also proceeding her death were her parents; and two sisters, Neva Lynn Alsup and Yvonne Alsup Locklin, all of Stephenville, Texas.

Those left to cherish her memory are: husband, Ralph B. Young; son, Scott Lagle and wife Vicki, Defiance, Missouri; step-son, Michael S. Young and family of Tucker, Georgia; grandchildren, Maggie Lagle of Defiance, Missouri, Stephen Lagle of Rogers, Arkansas and Blake Mueller of Virginia Beach, Virginia; sister, Tina Alsup Blair and husband Steve of Granbury, Texas; one nephew; three nieces; and a host of cousins and friends from Texas and Missouri.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to First Presbyterian Church. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Joe Russell

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Joe Russell

1923-2014

 

Wesley Joe Russell, Sr., 90, passed away July 16, 2014, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

 

He was of relatively small stature, at 5 feet 7 inches, but he stood tall throughout his life while growing up on a Missouri farm.  He learned several professions and served with distinction as a United States Marine.  He faced combat during World War II in the Marshall Islands and in the Pacific.

Joe was not a man of limitations.  His careers ranged from the hot sands of the Pacific, fighting Japanese troops, to the freezing temperatures of a cold storage unit in Elwood, Kansas (Affiliated Foods).  His talents ranged from creating donuts at a St. Joseph bakery at the age of 16, to whipping up donuts for tough, combat-experienced troops in the Pacific fighting zones.

Joe was born August 1, 1923 on a farm in Elmer, Missouri.  His parents were Lottie Bragg-Russell, and Frederick William Russell.  At an early age Joe moved into the home of an aunt and uncle in St. Joseph.  At age 16, in 1939, he went to work at a donut shop on Frederick Avenue, owned and operated by cousins.  Later it became the Gold-N-Glaze Donut Shop, still in operation.  In 1943 as World War II raged, he went to Kansas City to report to a Navy Receiving Station.  While there, a Marine Sergeant came by asking for volunteers.  Joe joined.  The Marines sent him to Hawaii and later the Marshall Islands, where he was assigned to Heavy-Weapons Unit. Later, in the Solomon Islands, he persuaded some Navy personnel to provide him with ingredients to make donuts, as he had done in the States.  This led to assignments in various military bakeries, and contributed to his nickname, “Donut Joe”.

In 1946 Joe returned to Gold-N-Glaze Donut Shop in St. Joseph, Missouri.  Years later he was offered a job with Affiliated Foods.  Joe worked in frozen foods with constant 12 degree temperature.  He remained there until he retired in 1989.

On December 21, 1947, Joe married Virginia Lee Hensley.  Virginia died March 18, 2003.

Joe’s family includes Linda Jo Hazelwood (Gary, deceased), Debbie Jeschke (Don), Wes Russell (Pam), and granddaughter Shawna Russell (Gordon Gross), who was raised by Joe and Virginia.  Seven other grandchildren.  Seventeen great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Sisters Ceola Sees, Utopia Russell, and his little dog Heidi.  Joe was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Donations in Joe’s memory may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or the Humane Society.

Graveside Service and Interment:  10:00 A.M. Saturday, 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.  The procession will leave from Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Za Vung

Za Vung

1965-2014

 

Za Vung, 49, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, July 13, 2014.     Services:  3:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Robert L. Burkart

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Robert L. Burkart

1938-2014

 

Robert L. Burkart, 75, Dekalb, Missouri died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his home.

He was born October 7, 1938 to John and Nellie (Ogden) Burkart in Easton, Kansas.

He married Marguerite Bingham on November 18, 2001. She survives of the home.

Robert worked as a foreman in the oil fields and was also self-employed as an auto body mechanic. He also loved to travel.

Mr. Burkart was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, John and Stan Burkart; and sisters, Helen Hartley, Irene Romane, Mary Lipp, Maggie Griffin, Jeanette Tony and Shirley Burkart.

Additional Survivors: daughters, Shirley and Jan; son, Bobby; sister, Euba Hunter; several nieces and nephews; and numerous grandchildren.

Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the family to help defray funeral expenses. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.