Connie D. Willoughby

Connie D. Willoughby obituaries

Connie D. Willoughby

1924-2014

 

Concepcion “Connie” Dolores Willoughby, 90, of St. Joseph departed for heaven from her beloved home on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Connie was born on February 20, 1924 to John and Mildred (Gray) Alvarez in Elwood, Kansas. She was a quiet and gentle soul who was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. Her wisdom and encouragement will be greatly missed.

Connie enjoyed puttering around the home, she loved spending time in her yard and at family gatherings. She was a talented seamstress sewing for her children and grandchildren as well as Stetson Hat Company for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son, Gerald; infant daughter, Mary Teresa; sister, Patricia McDowell; and brothers Raymond and John Alvarez;

Connie is survived by her children and their spouses; Sandy Turner (Al), Dr. Robert J. Willoughby (Christine), Pat and Babs, Vincent Willoughby (Laura), Mary Nelson (John), Lora Vacca (Brian), and Lisa Phillips (Craig); eighteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; sister, Margarita Stetson; brother, Ralph Alvarez; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Friday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Inurnment: Ashland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Norma Jean (Walker) Lindensmith Gallagher

Norma Jean (Walker) Lindensmith Gallagher obituaries

Norma Jean (Walker) Lindensmith Gallagher

1933-2014

 

Norma Jean (Walker) Lindensmith Gallagher, 81, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at her home.

She was born February 13, 1933 to Chester and Alta (Walls) Walker in St. Joseph.

Norma was a 1950 graduate of Benton High School and she retired from Missouri Western State University after 25 years as personal secretary to the president of the college.

Norma was actively involved in the Pony Express Museum, the Runcie Club, Questers, Flower Society, Inklings Book Club, and her beloved CAJ Club of which she had been part of for over 60 years. She was also very proud to design the garden at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Jerry Lindensmith; son, Philip Lindensmith; and step-son, Mark Gallagher.

Survivors: her husband, Dan Gallagher of the home; son, Mark Lindensmith (Gaytha); brother, Donald Walker; step-children, Susie Kovac (Mark), Julie Gallagher, Kristi Nikes (Greg), Jeff Lawson (Roxie), and Lisa Gawatz (Danny); numerous grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services: 10:00 A.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to American Cancer Society.

Marguart L. Cowart

Marguart L. Cowart obituaries

Marguart L. Cowart

1930-2014

 

Marguart L. Cowart, 83, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born November 8, 1930 to Harvey and Perna (Bingaman) Shaw in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Marguart married the love of her life Lyle R. Cowart on June 10, 1949.

She graduated from Benton High School, Class of 1949 and retired from American Family as a clerical supervisor.

Mrs. Cowart was a member of Hyde Valley United Methodist Church, Gamma Aletha, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and was on the Southside Fall Festival Committee. She also gave back to her community most notably during the flood of 1993 with the Salvation Army providing meals and transportation to the flood victims around Big Lake.

She also enjoyed fishing, spending time at Big Lake, traveling and going to craft shows.

Marguart was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Lyle; parents; great uncle and aunt who raised her, Albert and Verna Norton; and sisters, Betty Bennett and Maxine McLaughlin.

Survivors: daughter, Susan Edson (Ed); grandson, Scott Edson (Kelly); three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Becca and Jordan; brother, Harvey Shaw, Jr.; sister, Opal Polsgrove; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, “Baby Girl.”

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 5:00 P.M. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hands of Hope Hospice or American Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Lenora Helen (Boyd) Hibbs

Lenora Helen (Boyd) Hibbs obituaries

Lenora Helen (Boyd) Hibbs

1920-2014

 

Lenora Helen (Boyd) Hibbs, 94, passed from this life Friday, October 24, 2014 at LaVerna Village in Savannah, Missouri.

She was born January 6, 1920 southeast of King City, Missouri to Clifton and Maude (Lile) Boyd.  Lenora was baptized at a young age.  She was a graduate of Grandview High School.

She married Maurice Hibbs, December 10, 1938 and he preceded her in death March 10, 1991.  Lenora was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Ralph D. and Eugene C. Boyd.

Maurice and Lenora lived on a farm until they moved to McFall in 1948.  Then in 1955, they moved to Pattonsburg, Missouri where she worked in the school cafeteria for 13 years.  Upon retirement, they moved to Savannah in 1982, where Lenora became a volunteer in the Oats office, Senior Center and RSVP in 1992 and received two President’s pins for hours volunteered.

Surviving family includes two sons, Ronald Hibbs, Forest City and Clifton (Janis) Hibbs, Clarksdale, Missouri; grandchildren, Randy (Colette) Hibbs, Jennifer Reed, and Jodie (Clayton) Runnels; great-grandchildren, Adrian Cary, Reganne, and Riley Reed; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Monday, Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg, Missouri. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Interment McFall Cemetery, McFall Missouri.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Joseph, Missouri, where friends may call after 3:00 P.M. Sunday.  The family suggests memorial gifts to a charity of the donor’s choice.   Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Lenora Helen (Boyd) Hibbs

Lenora Helen (Boyd) Hibbs obituaries

Lenora Helen (Boyd) Hibbs

1920-2014

 

Lenora Helen (Boyd) Hibbs, 94, passed from this life Friday, October 24, 2014 at LaVerna Village in Savannah, Missouri.

She was born January 6, 1920 southeast of King City, Missouri to Clifton and Maude (Lile) Boyd.  Lenora was baptized at a young age.  She was a graduate of Grandview High School.

She married Maurice Hibbs, December 10, 1938 and he preceded her in death March 10, 1991.  Lenora was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Ralph D. and Eugene C. Boyd.

Maurice and Lenora lived on a farm until they moved to McFall in 1948.  Then in 1955, they moved to Pattonsburg, Missouri where she worked in the school cafeteria for 13 years.  Upon retirement, they moved to Savannah in 1982, where Lenora became a volunteer in the Oats office, Senior Center and RSVP in 1992 and received two President’s pins for hours volunteered.

Surviving family includes two sons, Ronald Hibbs, Forest City and Clifton (Janis) Hibbs, Clarksdale, Missouri; grandchildren, Randy (Colette) Hibbs, Jennifer Reed, and Jodie (Clayton) Runnels; great-grandchildren, Adrian Cary, Reganne, and Riley Reed; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services:  10:00 A.M. Monday, Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg, Missouri. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Interment McFall Cemetery, McFall Missouri.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Joseph, Missouri, where friends may call after 3:00 P.M. Sunday.  The family suggests memorial gifts to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Patricia “Patty” Guardado

Patricia “Patty” Guardado obituaries

Patricia “Patty” Guardado

1946-2014

 

Patricia “Patty” Guardado, 68, St. Joseph, Missouri died Thursday, October 23, 2014 at her residence.

She was born February 16, 1946 to Kenny and Dorma Hamm.

Patty married Louis F. Guardado who preceded her in death on December 19, 1989.

She was a Secretary for Dowis Insurance Company and Wisdom Manufacturing.  She attend Lafayette High School.

She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, an avid golfer and was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sons, Louis Jr. and Jeffrey Guardado; and sisters, Karen Whitten, Judy Root, and Merilee Grippando.

Survivors: son, Joseph Guardado, St. Joseph, Missouri; grandchildren, Louis, Samantha, and Casey Guardado; brothers, Dean Gary and Roy Hamm; sister, Donita Kier; and numerous nieces and nephews..

The family suggests memorial gifts to Hands of Hope Hospice.  Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Orley H. Newkirk

Orley H. Newkirk obituaries

Orley H. Newkirk

1929-2014

 

Orley H. Newkirk, 85, Savannah, Missouri died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at his home.

He was born March 28, 1929 to David and Mattie (Brown) Newkirk in Kiowa, Kansas.

Orley married Mary Jane Sauter on April 3, 1949. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He farmed in Clarksdale and retired from Wire Rope after twenty-eight years. Orley was a member of Central Christian Church and a former member of Clarksdale Christian Church where he served as Deacon and Elder. He was also a member of Andrew County Lake Club, Gower Goodtimers and a regular at the Senior Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Docia Morgan; and brothers, Loren, Wayne, Howard and Alva Newkirk.

Survivors: wife of 65 years, Mary; children, Rickey  Newkirk (Shanin), Connie Myers (Ted), Marilyn Wehrli (Tim), Jane McClurg (Keith) and honorary daughter, Barbara Dunbar; sister, Alice Woodsum; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two honorary granddaughters; four honorary great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Services:  10:00 A.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment 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. Friday. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Andrew County Lake Club or The Andrew County Senior Center. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Wanda Joyce Bundy

Wanda Joyce Bundy

1936-2014

 

Wanda Joyce Bundy, 77, St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, October 20, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born December 13, 1936 to Leo and Frances (MacMackin) Beaver in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Survivors: daughter, Becky Ebling, Omaha, Nebraska; and son, Caleb Charles Allen.

Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Howard E. May

Howard E. May obituaries

Howard E. May

1938-2014

 

Howard E. May, 76, Elwood, Kansas died Thursday, October 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by family.

He was born April 2, 1938 to Howard and Sally May in Mecca, Missouri. He attended schools in Plattsburg and Bartlett School in St. Joseph.

Howard married Nina Deayon on November 27, 1976. She survives of the home.

Howard worked very hard to provide for his family and was very particular about cutting his grass and would often be found mowing for his neighbors. He loved wrestling, baking birthday cakes for loved ones, and watching soap operas, especially “The Young and the Restless.” He also enjoyed listening to Pastor McDonald’s sermons.

Mr. May was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ricky May; brothers, Leroy May and Cecil Kelley; and sister, Mildred Merritt.

Additional Survivors: sons, Steve May (Starla), Elk Grove, California, Carlus May (Vickie),of Atlanta, Georgia, Nicco May, Atlanta Georgia, Kevin Deayon, Elwood, Kansas and Harrion Deayon (Terri), St. Joseph, Missouri; daughters, Peresa Stillman, Kansas City, Kansas, Angela Harris (Tony), Sacramento, California, Phyllisha Mitchell (Thomas), St. Joseph, Missouri, Bridgette Deayon-Thomas (Tay), Decatur, Georgia, and Trina Deayon, St. Joseph, Missouri; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Allen; and numerous nieces and nephews.     Services: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, Holsey Chapel, I.C.M. 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 the American Diabetes Association. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Marge Schneider

Marge Schneider obituaries

Marge Schneider

1918-2014

 

Marge Schneider, 96, St. Joseph, Missouri died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born September 10, 1918 to Oscar and Rose (Wenger) Stuber in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Marjorie married Oliver Louis Schneider on June 9, 1940. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1992.

She was a graduate of Oak Grove High School and attended one year of business school. She was also a Bookkeeper for Wonder Bread Bakery for over twenty-five years.

Marge was a member of Clair United Methodist Church where she was an active member since she was ten.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Wilbur Stuber; and son, Terry Schneider.

Survivors: son, Ross Schneider (Patricia), St. Joseph, Missouri; daughter, Norma Schneider, Council Bluffs, Iowa; granddaughters, Dr. Brianne Schneider and Laura Schneider; grandson, Patrick Schneider; brothers, Norman Stuber and Oscar Stuber (Priscilla); and several nieces, nephews and cousins

Services:  10:00 A.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. For those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Clair United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.