Gazorillo Hezious Ragan

Gazorillo Hezious Ragan

 

Gazorillo Hezious Ragan, 11 days, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2015 at his home.

He was born June 18, 2015 to Roxanne Carol Ragan in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Survivors include his mother; and sister, Olivia Gwen Hall.

“Only God Can Use Me”.

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

Roberta J. Momberg

Roberta J. Momberg

1930-2015

 

Roberta J. Momberg, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at Mosaic Life Care.

She was born August 10, 1930 to William and Elizabeth Ilsley in Fairfax, Missouri.

Roberta married Donald Momberg on September 13, 1980 who resides in the home.

She was a member of the Sweet Adelines and Wyatt Park Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Reed Headley; parents; brothers, James and Eddie Ilsley.

Survivors include husband; sons, Mark (Ingrid), Columbia, Mo., Daniel(Patricia), High Point, N.C., and Timothy (Cheryl) Headley, Bettendorff, IA.; daughter, Marcia Dungan (Don), St. Joseph, Mo.; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; 3 stepchildren; and twin sister Rebecca Headley.

Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Home Cemetery, Tarkio, Missouri. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to service. The family suggests memorial gifts to Wyatt Park Baptist Church Building Fund. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Kenneth A. “Ken” Andrus

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Kenneth A. “Ken” Andrus

1930-2015

 

Kenneth A. “Ken” Andrus, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

He was born November 26, 1930 to William and Laura Andrus in Sparks, Kansas.

Ken married Dallas J. Noland on January 20, 1949 and preceded him in death November 13, 2001.

Ken was a construction worker for over 60 years and owned and operated Andrus Construction. He also taught heavy equipment classes at Hillyard. He later worked as a heavy equipment operator and consultant for Bruce Hannah Construction Company.

Mr. Andrus was a member at Eastside Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He had a strong faith and was a good witness to people.

Ken enjoyed gardening, mowing, playing cards, and sports, especially his Royals and Redskins. The most important thing to him was his family of whom he loved very much. He was the best father and his memory will forever hold a place in our hearts.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; infant daughter, Brenda Shirleen; sisters, Urshal Patton, Cleota Hoffman, infant twins, Geraldine and Barbara Jean; and brother, Recil Andrus.

Survivors include children, Barbara C. Grider (Michael), Kenneth W. Andrus, Rhonda S. Andrus, and Regina E. Reece (Rickey); brothers, Delbert, Connie, and Gale Andrus; sisters, Phyllis Miller and Charlene Steieman; 7 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Monday, East Side Baptist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family suggests memorial gifts to American Cancer Society. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Francis H. Starr

 

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Francis H. Starr

1941-2015

 

Francis H. Starr, 74, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at his home.

He was born March, 22, 1941 to William and Katie Starr in Highland, Kansas.

Francis married Joyce Petty on December 13, 1975.

Mr. Starr worked 36 years for Wire Rope Corp of America.

He was an avid basketball fan and loved his family.

Volunteering was very important to Francis volunteering for 15 years at WRDCC Department of Corrections, Church van driver for children for 20 years and faithfully attended all of his wife’s functions, work and volunteering as her driver.

He was a member of Central Assembly of God, Union United Steelworkers of America, Local 05783, and St. Joseph Branch NAACP.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Ezra Starr; sisters, Mattie Starr, Shirley Young, and Sandra Broussard.

Survivors include his wife of the home; children, William Broadus (Georgia), St. Joseph, Missouri, Rod Broadus (Elizabeth), St. Joseph, Missouri, Matilda Soukouna, St. Joseph, Missouri, Genise Douglas (Kenneth), Liberty, Missouri, and Connie Broadus, St. Joseph, Missouri; brother, Nolan Starr (Mary), Wathena, Kansas; sister, Louise Barksdale, St. Joseph, Missouri; adoptive Minnesota son, Charles Schlimme and faithful brother, Stephen T. Holdenried; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family suggests memorial gifts to Central Assembly Of God Youth Group. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Barbara A. Owens

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Barbara A. Owens

1943-2015

 

Barbara A. Owens, 72, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Mosaic Life Care.

She was born June 21, 1943 to Howard and Ina Adkins in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Barbara married Ronald Owens on June 27, 1960 who preceded her in death June 19, 2013.

She loved the casino and playing bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Beverly Groce; brothers, Curtis, Edwin, and Darryl Adkins.

Survivors include children, Laura Renfrow, Ronald Owens, Jr. (Crystal), Jeff Owens (Lisa), Lisa Maharrey (Daniel), and Ernest Owens; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thurday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  The family suggests memorial gifts to American Diabetes Association.

Leonard Cross

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Leonard Cross

1930-2015

 

Leonard Cross, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at a local healthcare facility.

He was born February 10, 1930 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Johnnie and Evelena (Reno) Cross.

Leonard married Beverly Jean Morey November 23, 1954.

He was a mechanic for Bill Miller Buick and later Greg Buick for 48 years.  Leonard proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and later served in the Missouri National Guard.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Savannah, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Johnnie B. Cross, and sister, Maxine McCreary.

Survivors include wife, Beverly Cross; sons, Robert Cross (Nancy) and Ellis Cross (Noël); seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends 2:00 to 4:00 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 Journey Baptist Church Food Pantry, 5708 King Hill Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64504.

Deborah A. “Debbie” Johnson

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Deborah A. “Debbie” Johnson

1950-2015

 

Deborah A. “Debbie” Johnson, 64, Rushville, Missouri passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

She was born July 25, 1950 to Elroy and Pauline Sheehan in Rock Island, Illinois.

Debbie married Marc Johnson on September 17, 1983.

She was a Jehovah’s Witness. Debbie was an animal lover and considered her pet’s family. One of her favorite pastimes was the Renaissance Festival. She would dress the part and knew all the performers. One of her most endearing qualities was her great wit and dry sense of humor.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include husband, Marc; children, Michael Yeater (Stacy), Jason Yeater, and Bonnie Johnson; grandchildren, Michael John, Seth, Sean, and Brandon; 1 great-granddaughter, Peyton; mother, Pauline; and sister Peggy Dusenberry.

Graveside Farewell Services & Interment 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, Armstrong Cemetery, Rushville, Missouri. The family suggests memorial gifts to Wayside Waifs Shelter, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64137. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Gertrude “Gertie” M. Jennings

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Gertrude “Gertie” M. Jennings

1941-2015

 

Gertrude “Gertie” M. Jennings, 73, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born July 4, 1941 to Floyd and Lola Norine (Zellers) Proctor.

She enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino, sewing and collecting pens. She was a sassy fire cracker and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Jennings; parents; great-granddaughter, Tilayna Calhoon; brother, Paul Proctor; and sister, Deanna Proffit.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Crippen; sons, Harold, Danny, Steve, and Frank Calhoon and James Jones; brothers, Roy, Charles, Dennis and Gary Proctor; sisters, Denise Lemons, Stella O’Callaghan and Sharon Theas; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.

Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Anita F. Brockman

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Anita F. Brockman

1923-2015

 

Anita F. Brockman, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born February 19, 1923 to Henry and Anna (Fischer) Kiehnhoff of rural Wathena, Kansas.

Anita married Glen C. Brockman on October 23, 1948. He preceded her in death in 2007.

Mrs. Brockman worked for the U.S. War Department under the Adjutant General’s Office in Washington D.C., during World War II. After the war she took a job with the Federal Aviation in Kansas City, Missouri where she met her husband. She was also involved with serving her church, Our Savior Lutheran in Eufaula, Oklahoma, and volunteering.

Upon retirement, Anita and her husband enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and abroad and attending Elderhostel courses at various colleges.    She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her step-daughter, Natalie Plummer, one grandson and two great-grandchildren of Prairie Village, Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Farewell Services  10:30 A.M. Saturday, Christ Lutheran Church, Wathena, Kansas. Inurnment Bethel Cemetery, Concordia, Missouri, at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to Christ Lutheran Church, 2108 US 36, Wathena, Kansas, 66090. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com

Billy Shaiffer

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Billy Shaiffer

1986-2015

 

Billy Shaiffer, 28, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

He was born August 18, 1986 to John “Bill” Scott, III and Carol A. Shaiffer in St. Joseph, Missouri.

He attended from Benton High School. Billy worked in trucking for Payless Concrete.

Billy loved his family, fishin, huntin, truckin, and his dog Sammy Jo.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruby and John Scott, II, and Johnny and Ola Mae Grippando.

Survivors include parents; fiancé, April Jeffers; son, Jackson Cross; sister, Brenda Shaiffer; sister, Kelly Scott-Fanning (Steven); brother, John Scott, IV; sister, Christine Russell; brother, Walter Scott; sister, Billie Bellomy (Floyd); sister, Brandy Keith; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family suggests memorial gifts to Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to help with expenses. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

 

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