Virginia R. Willis

Virginia R. Willis obituaries

Virginia R. Willis

1928-2014

 

Virginia R. Willis, 86, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away with loved ones by her side Sunday, August 31, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born June 25, 1928 to Lewis and Maggie (Weese) Jacobs in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Virginia married Jack N. Willis on March 3, 1947, who preceded her in death on August 17, 1996.

She worked for Honeywell Marine System Center for 22 ½ years.

Virginia enjoyed doves, knitting, sewing, and making jewelry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Dennis Willis; brothers, Melvin, Alfred, Bobby, Harold Jacobs and Homer Williams; and sister, Thelma Wilson.

Survivors: grandson, William Lewis; step-grandchildren, Deven Earley and Linda Sittler; brother, Delmar Jacobs (Betty) and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life reception will be held Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at 107 Harrington Ave St. Joseph, Missouri 64504.  Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Virginia will be inurned at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park in Seattle, Washington at a later date.

Barbara Jean Crouch

Barbara Jean Crouch obituaries

Barbara Jean Crouch

1926-2014

 

Barbara Jean Crouch, 88, Fremont, Nebraska formally of St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, August 29, 2014 at a healthcare facility in Nebraska.

She was born May 11, 1926 to Marion David and Betty (Irey) Roseberry in Garnett, Kansas.

Barbara married Raymond Rex Russell on December 6, 1945. He preceded her in death. She then married James Lee Crouch on August 25, 1956. He preceded her in death on November 25, 1978.

Barbara retired from JcPenney’s, and then enjoyed her retirement working at Dillard’s, a “second” retirement from Bob Fay’s Electronics and Schweizer’s Dress Shop.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Ronald L. Russell on August 12, 2007; and sister, Wanda Law on April 1, 1980.

Survivors: daughters, Nancy Clifford (Bob), Fremont, Nebraska, Sally Wiley (Duane), Gower, Missouri and Jami Crouch (Chuck Walter), Eldorado Springs, Missouri; grandchildren, Zachary Clifford and Caleb Clifford (Makini), Carly Edwards (Curt), Justin Conroy (Nikki), Taylor Danbury (Brett), Brycen Conroy, Megan Kelly, Joni Overall (Bryan); brother, David Roseberry (Helen), Osawatomie, Kansas; many great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Liz Jackson

Liz Jackson obituaries

Liz Jackson

1972-2014

 

Liz Jackson, 42, Wathena, Kansas died Monday, August 25, 2014 at a healthcare facility in Wathena, Kansas.

She was born January 5, 1972 to Nolan and Mary (Watkins) Starr, Sr. in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She was a graduate of Elwood High School class of 1990 and Vatterott College. Liz loved her family.

Survivors: children, Daurice Starr, Casey Jackson, Jr. , Demetri Jackson and Dashauna Jackson; parents; brothers, Nolan H. Starr, Jr. and William Starr (Chrystal); and grandson, Israel Starr.

Services: 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment Whispering Pines Cremation Garden at St. Joseph Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 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 the family.   Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Betty Jo (Keys) Steva

Betty Jo (Keys) Steva obituaries

Betty Jo (Keys) Steva

1934-2014

 

Betty Jo (Keys) Steva, 80, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Steva was born in Kansas City, Missouri on June 12, 1934 to Troy and Gladys (Nichols) Keys. She was of the Christian faith. Betty Jo graduated from Paseo High School of Kansas City in 1952 and attended Business College for two years.

Over the years she worked for IMCO Container Corporation of Kansas City, Sears, H.D. Lee, Chrysler/Plymouth Dealer and Salvation Army of St. Joseph, Missouri. In 1999 she retired from Bayer Corporation as a plasma processor/cashier. She was a member of the Moila Wrecketts and enjoyed theater and movies.

On March 29, 1953, she married her high school sweetheart John R. Steva, in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Steva passed away November 11, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Eugene Keys.

Survivors: son, John R. Steva, Jr. (Tracy), Kansas City, Missouri; daughter, Connie Steva, Loveland, Colorado; grandchildren, Shannon Dugan (Shaun), Jerrad Morton (Breanne) and Zachary Morton (Sara); great-grandchildren, Zoe, Blake, Kathryn, Jackson, Elizabeth and Taylor; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services & Inurnment: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, Mount Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Horigan Chapel. The family suggests memorials to Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Lois C. Wood

Lois C. Wood obituaries

Lois C. Wood

1928-2014

 

Lois C. Wood, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, August 24, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born November 6, 1928 to Leslie and Paula (Schnuelle) Schneider in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Lois married Robert B. Wood on March 1, 1952. He preceded her in death on June 7, 2012.

She graduated from Central High School class of 1946, Gard Business School and went to work at Commerce Loan. She later worked and retired from Boehringer Ingelheim.

She was a long time member of Brookdale Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed going on mission trips and volunteering at Kid Zone, Mark Twain Elementary, Open Door Food Kitchen and Pass the Power. She also enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds in her backyard, but most of all spending time with her family.

Lois was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Debra Lynne; and brother, Daryl Schneider.

Survivors: daughters, Leslie Saverino (Steve) and Valerie Dahle (Ralph); six grandchildren, Emily Lindsay (Jimmy), Nathan Saverino (Dana), Sadie Kennedy (Andy), Nick Saverino, Chance Dahle and Tucker Dahle; one great-grandson, Andon Lindsay; sister-in-law, Jody Schneider; cousin, Marla Jean Schneider; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Services:  10:00 A.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 requests donations be made to Brookdale Church Missions or the Open Door Food Kitchen. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Helen L. Wood

Helen L. Wood obituaries

Helen L. Wood

1926-2014

 

Helen L. Wood, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri went home to be with Jesus Sunday, August 24, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born September 23, 1926 to Roscoe Byron and Gladys Arceal (Adkins) Smith.

Helen married Robert P. Wood on November 27, 1948. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Wood graduated from Missouri Methodist School of Nursing and later became a homemaker.

Helen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed knitting, reading, crafting, and puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Ruth Thrall; and brother, R.B. Smith.

Survivors: sons, Joseph Wood (Gwen), St. Joseph, Missouri and Walter Wood (Kim), Monroe, North Carolina; daughters, Lorri Crosswhite (Michael), Phoenix, Arizona and Barbara Wood (Heidi Dellinger), Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren, Matthew, Wendy, Bradley, and Katherine Wood, Jonathan Crosswhite, and Adrienne Armenta (Ascary); great-grandchildren, Chyann Johnson, Ethan Wood, and Elliana Armenta; brother, Bob Herring; sister, Beverly Creal; numerous nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mavis (Bill) and Charlaine Smith.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Leavenworth National Cemetery.  The family will receive 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 Calvary Baptist Church or Hands of Hope Hospice.   Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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George E. Liechti

George E. Liechti obituaries

George E. Liechti

1929-2014

 

George E. Liechti, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

He was born December 28, 1929 to Jacob and Blanche (Euler) Liechti in Wathena, Kansas.

He married Betty J. Finney on January 12, 1951. She survives of the home.

George served in the Korean War.  He worked at Dugdale Packing Company for 35 years retiring as President. George went on to own and operate Dugdale of Nebraska, in Norfolk, Nebraska.  He was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church and Moila Shrine.

George was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who loved spending time with his family.  He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed all sports, especially the Missouri Tigers.

Mr. Liechti was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, June Wildhagen and Jean Porter.

Additional Survivors: son, David Liechti (Sandra), St. Joseph, Missouri; daughters, Lorie Liechti, Kansas City, Missouri and Judy Fowler (Jim), St. Joseph, Missouri; grandchildren, Kyle Phillips (Tia), Cody Phillips (Lindsay), both of St. Joseph, Missouri, Sara Liechti, Megan Liechti and Libbie Liechti, all of Kansas City, Missouri; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service:  10:00 A.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Memorials may be made to Ashland United Methodist Church or Noyes Home for Children.

Lennon Joel Myers

Lennon Joel Myers obituaries

Lennon Joel Myers

2014-2014

 

Lennon Joel Myers, 3 days old, St. Joseph, Missouri died Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

He was born August 19, 2014 to Josh and Cara (Shanks) Myers.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Zachary M. Myers, September, 11 2001; maternal grandmother, Ethel Shanks; and paternal grandfather, Major Myers.

Survivors: parents, Josh and Cara Myers; brother, Corey A. Myers; sister, Lexi F. Myers; brother, Dawson K. Myers, all of the home; maternal grandfather, Charles K. Shanks, Savannah, Missouri; paternal grandmother, Cynthia Lynch, St. Joseph, Missouri; two uncles, Mike Shanks and Chris Myers (Kristin); and five cousins, Christopher Myers, Rhiannon Myers, Gabby Myers, Sammy Myers, and Erikka Abbott.

Lennon taught many of us how to love in the short time he was with us.  To read Lennon’s story visit www.loveforlennon.com #loveforlennon.

Graveside Services and Interment:  10:00 A.M. Friday, Mount Olivet Cemetery.  Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Joyce B. Worley

Joyce B. Worley

1941-2014

 

Joyce B. Worley, 73, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, August 22, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

She was born May 1, 1941 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Frank and Violet (Wilfong) Howard.

Joyce was a caretaker.  She loved playing bingo and going to the casinos.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Johnny White; sister, Betty Lewis; infant sister, Pat Howard; son-in-law, Larry Stains; and two grandsons, Tim Clark and Jason McCoy.

Survivors: daughters, Barbara Wilson (Jimmy), St. Joseph, Missouri, Tina Curnutt (Alan), St. Joseph, Missouri, Sherry Worley, Conway, South Carolina, Kathi Stains, St. Joseph, Missouri, Dianna Clark (Ralph), St. Joseph, Missouri; sons, Robert Worley, Jr. (Debbie), Savannah, Missouri, and James Worley (Mary) St. Joseph, Missouri; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services:  3:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Monday.

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Catherine E. Kerford

Catherine E. Kerford

1912-2014

 

Catherine E. Kerford, 102, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, August 22, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born March 12, 1912 to William Elijah and Angie (Matthews) Kerford in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She taught for numerous years in the St. Joseph School District and was a longtime member of Christ Episcopal Church. In her younger years she was active in sports and enjoyed watching them in her later years. She also loved spending time with her family.

Being very independent, Miss Kerford continued to care for her home and yard, even driving until recently.

Miss Kerford was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Edmonia, Doris and Angie Kerford; and one brother, Matthew Kerford.

Survivors: cousins, Mark and Karen Kerford; and her beloved Pomeranian, Tina.

Graveside Services & Interment:  3:00 P.M. Monday, Ashland Cemetery.