Harry Joseph “Bud” Powers

Harry Joseph “Bud” Powers obituaries

Harry Joseph “Bud” Powers

1916-2014

 

Harry Joseph “Bud” Powers, 97, St. Joseph, Missouri died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Mosaic Life Care.

He was born November 28, 1916 to John and Louise M. “Lula” (Fuson) Powers in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Bud married Mary Elizabeth Soper on November 10, 1939. She preceded him in death on June 16, 2014.

He proudly served in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II. Bud worked for the United States Postal Service for thirty-one years. He was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church, MacDonald-Dugger-Duncan American Legion Post #11 and National Association of Letter Carriers.

Mr. Powers was an avid trout fisherman and bowler. He went on the Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C when he was 94 years old.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy Roesle, Margaret Heumader and Rose Marie Powers; brother, John Powers; and sons-in-law, Robert Nurski and Bill Kirschbaum.

Survivors: children, Mary Pat Nurski, St. Joseph, Missouri; Donna Kirschbaum, Poway, California, Teresa Scheopner (David), Greeley, Colorado, Michael Powers (Mary), St. Joseph, Missouri, Laura Powers, St. Joseph, Missouri; and Maureen Cummings (Richard), Janesville, Wisconsin; seventeen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Monday, St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.  Parish Rosary 4:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will gather with friends 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 2:30 P.M. Sunday.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to St. Joseph Cathedral School Endowment Fund.    Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Bruce John “Buzz” Ozenberger

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Bruce John “Buzz” Ozenberger

1953-2014

 

Bruce John “Buzz” Ozenberger, 61, St. Joseph, Missouri died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Mosaic Life Care.

He was born November 4, 1953 to Bruce Jr. and Ramona (Simpson) Ozenberger in St. Joseph, Missouri.

He worked for Hausman Metal works as a sheet metal worker and was an avid guitar player with Midnight Express. He loved deer hunting and most outdoor activities and was an exceptional Grandpa.

Bruce was preceded in death by his father; cousin, Judy Maeder; and brother-in-law, Jeff Maeder.

Survivors: mother, Ramona Ozenberger, St. Joseph, Missouri; sons, Jason Ozenberger (Alicia), Ashland, Missouri and Jeff Ozenberger, Lincoln, Nebraska; grandsons, Dillon and Brodie Ozenberger; sister, Carmen Rose Ozenberger, Metarie, Louisiana; fiancée, Dana Stuart, St. Joseph, Missouri; and niece, Marquita Liappis.

Healing Farewell:  9:30 A.M. Saturday, Copeland Baptist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive 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 Camp Quality. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Richard “Dick” Berry

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Richard “Dick” Berry

1937-2014

 

Richard “Dick” Berry, 77, St. Joseph, Missouri died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his home.

He was born October 9, 1937 to Lewis and Isabel (Keene) Berry in Atchison, Kansas.

Dick married Jean M. Farrelly in 1959. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1957-1963. He worked for over thirty years at Continental Can Company, which became Crown Cork and Seal, retiring in 1992. His hobbies after retirement were restoring Ford Mustangs and Shelbys. He was a member of the Mustang Club of America and Mustang Club of Greater Kansas City. He was also a devoted husband, father, grandfather and mentor.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Lewis “Gene” Berry.

Survivors: wife of 55 years, Jean Berry; children, Tamara Lawson, Richard Berry (Marla) and Kimber Berry; two grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Berry; sister, Janice McCrary; two nieces; and one nephew.

Healing Farewell: 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Terra Olivia Younger

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Terra Olivia Younger

1992-2014

 

Terra Olivia Younger, 22, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, November 17, 2014.

She was born March 16, 1992 to Terry and Lisa (Ezzell) Younger in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She was planning to go back to school to become an elementary art teacher. She loved the water and had been scuba diving in the Androes Islands and the Bahamas as part of a marine biology class. Terra loved makeup especially lipstick. She was quite artistic.

Terra was preceded in death by her grandmother, Viola Marie Younger; and grandparents, Robert and Eva Ezzell, Sr.

Survivors: son, Raiden O. Swanson; parents; brother, Trenton Younger; partner, Jay Swanson, all of St. Joseph, Missouri; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Celebration of Life: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, Fairview Golf Course. Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers donations will be placed in a trust fund for Raiden Swanson, her son. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

L. Lorraine Hamlet

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L. Lorraine Hamlet

1922-2014

 

L. Lorraine Hamlet, 92, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, November 15, 2014 at a local healthcare facility in Liberty, Missouri.

She was born August 4, 1922 to Orbie and Daisy (Shutt) Dwyer in Cameron, Missouri.

Lorraine married Leonard Hamlet who preceded her in death.

She worked for Seaman and Schuske Metal Works as a secretary and was a member of Seventeenth Street Congregation of Community of Christ Church where she was active in the church choir and also the organist. She was involved with Sweet Adelines.

Mrs. Hamlet was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Steven Curtis; sisters, Avanell Hancock, Thelma Brown and Vivian Donelson.

Survivors: daughter, Aie Jae Orbie, Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Rick Eckart (Lora), Paula Peters (Craig), Steve Curtis (Christi), and Kristin Mcdonald (Phillip); eleven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Healing Farewell:  1:00 P.M. Saturday, Seventeenth Street Community of Christ Church. Interment Ashland Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

John O. Grace

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John O. Grace

1936-2014

 

John Grace, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, November 17, 2014 at Mosaic Life Care.

He was born on February 22, 1936 to Curtis and Virginia (Pemberton) Grace in Albany, Missouri.

John married Karen Vavra on October 6, 1962. Their 52 year marriage has served as a model of love, commitment, integrity, and fun.  John was devoted to his family.

John graduated from Albany High School.  He was Vice President of Future Farmers of America from 1954-55.  He graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Agriculture Economics.  John was employed by The Quaker Oats Company for 37 years, retiring as Plant Superintendent.

John was a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church.  He was a dedicated member of the Mizzou Alumni Association where he served in many positions, including President of the Buchanan County Board of Directors and culminating in election to the Governing Board of the Association. He was also a Director of the Downtown Rotary Club #32, a member of the Kiwanis Club, Charity Zeredatha Lodge #189, A.F. & A.M., 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Moila Shrine and the Royal Order of Jesters Court #98. John truly enjoyed working with others throughout the community.

John also enjoyed travel, spending time in Colorado, snow skiing, golf, fly fishing, woodworking, and gardening.  He was loving, generous, kind, and valued friendship.  He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Survivors: wife, Karen Vavra Grace; daughters, Julie Grace Corley (David), Leawood, Kansas and Lori L. Grace, St. Joseph, Missouri; son, David E. Grace (Jill), Leawood, Kansas; grandchildren, Ryan S. Corley, E. Grace Corley and Catherine J. Corley; cousins, Richard Pemberton and Virginia Edwards; sister-in-law, Janet V. Sanford; niece, Janet S. Buehler; and nephew, William E. Sanford.

Healing Farewell:  10:00 A.M. Friday, Wyatt Park Baptist Church. Private Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, with a Jesters Rose Ceremony 7:15 P.M. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials which will go toward scholarships for Buchanan County students attending the University of Missouri.  Checks should be made payable to the Mizzou Alumni Association with “John Grace Memorial Gift” listed on the memo line.  Memorials should be sent to: Mizzou Alumni Association, Attn: Molly Richardson, 123 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, MO 65211. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Carl W. Sparks

Carl W. Sparks

1922-2014

 

Carl W. Sparks, 92, Sugar Land, Texas formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Sugar Land Methodist Hospital, Sugar Land, Texas.

He was born July 9, 1922 to Jacob and Myrtle (Beckwith) Sparks in Maysville, Missouri.

Carl proudly served in the United States Army during WWII and worked as an analyst for Conoco for 30 years.

Mr. Sparks was a member of the Charity Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, A.F.& A.M., 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and Moila Shrine.

He enjoyed fishing, bowling, photography and sports.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille (Stahl) Sparks; second wife, Georgia (Wall) Sparks; parents; brother, Lorne Dale Sparks; and sister, Fern Trice.

Survivors: son, Terry Sparks; daughter-in-law, Diana Lee; and granddaughter, Jennifer Lee Sparks.

Graveside Service and Interment: 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Brookdale Plaza for their care and compassion. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Robert “Mr. B” C. Thuman

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Robert “Mr. B” C. Thuman

1942-2014

 

Robert  “Mr. B” C. Thuman, 72, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, November 14, 2014 at a local healthcare facility surrounded by his loving family.

He was born January 22, 1942 to Frederick and Grace (Moultrie) Thuman in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Mr. Thuman taught Humanities and published the yearbook at Lafayette high School and was also a Methodist minister. In his later years, he became a fixture at Coleman Elementary School. He will be fondly remembered by faculty and children for his spirited annual reading of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol.”   Robert was very proud to be the first to receive the St. Joseph School District volunteer of the year award in 2014. He was like a second father and grandfather to all of his nieces and nephews and was a kind and generous man who dedicated his life to taking care of others.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Tom Thuman.

Survivors: brother, David Thuman (Jean); sister, Nancy Thuman; nieces, Stacey Hill (Eric), Debbie Steeby (Heath), Nikki Thuman (Cyrus Dashtaki), Tammy Garr (Danny), Cindi Waisath (Steve), Lori Pratt (Scott) and Kristi Henderson; nephew, Tommy Thuman (Julie); and grandnieces and nephews, Joshua Drake (Mallory), Kelsey Hopkins (Tom), Corey Drake (Aubree), Zachary Drake (Michelle), Hannah Steeby, Emily Hill, Graham Hill and Grace Elizabeth Dashtaki.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive 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 Hands of Hope Hospice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Howard E. King

 

Howard E. King obituaries

Howard E. King

1949-2014

Howard E. King, 64, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Mosaic Life Care.

He was born December 12, 1949 to Douglas and Ruby (Kiser) King in Maryville, Missouri.

He was the owner of King’s AF Super and was in the grocery business for forty years. Howard was a member of Francis Street First United Methodist Church where he was a board member. He was also a member of the Corvette Club, Andrew County Museum and United Food and Commercial Workers’ International Union.

Howard loved to sing at nursing homes and club events, liked to help friends and family with home improvement projects and found good homes for stray animals. He was also a Harley rider.

Mr. King was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors: life-long partner, Kathleen Young; sons, Jamie King (Cyndi), Chad King and Scott King, all of St. Joseph, Missouri; step-daughter, Lesley Young Dormeyer, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; four grandchildren, Delaney, Brooks, Jaci and Kolten; sister, Nila Hale; brothers, Paul King (Karla) and Steve King (Vicki); and numerouos nieces and nephews.

Services: 10:00 A.M. Monday, Francis Street First United Methodist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 12 Noon Sunday.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.

 

 

Rosalie Harris

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Rosalie Harris

1923-2014

 

Rosalie Harris died November 12, 2014 at the age of 91.

Rosalie is finally at peace after battling Alzheimer’s for the last fifteen years. She has been a resident at Saxton Care Center for the last thirteen years. Rosalie was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph “South End” since her birth in 1923.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd (Junior) Harris; her parents, Steve and Julia Milovich; and brother-in-law, Walter Gnat.

She will be greatly missed by her sister-in-law, Dorothy Gnat; and nephews, Andy and Larry Gnat and their families.

Rosalie was an exceptional woman. She worked at the Stock Yards Exchange for over thirty years in the insurance business, starting out as an assistant to Tony Lord. She eventually became office manager when the business was acquired by State Farm and continued in that role until her retirement. Rosalie worked in an area usually dominated by men, but her intelligence and hard work overcame that. Rosalie had the loyalty and respect of all her business acquaintances. Rosalie and her late husband, Floyd, were avid outdoorsmen and spent their retirement traveling to either national parks or Lake of the Ozarks.

Thanksgiving dinner will always bring fond memories to the family since Rosalie hosted that day every year until her illness prevented it.  The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at Saxton Care Center for all the years of exceptional care.

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. In lieu of flowers the family wishes a donation be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.