Kenneth L. Halbert 1922-2013 Kenneth L. Halbert, 91, Country Club, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 17, 1922. His parents were Everett and Dora (Bateman) Halbert in Kansas City, Kansas. He was a High School Graduate of Turner, Kansas and attended the Kansas City School of Horological (Watchmaking) Studies. He also completed training as a goldsmith. At the age of 18, Kenneth joined the United States Army… Read complete obituary here
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Richard D. Schmitt 1961-2013 Richard D. Schmitt, 52, Olathe, Kansas died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He was born September 27, 1961 to Clement and Nina (Smelcer) Schmitt in New York, New York. He received his Bachelor’s Degree and was an engineer for a software company. Rick enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping. He had a dry sense of humor that will be sorely missed. Survivors: mother; brothers, James Keith Schmitt, D.D.S. (Karen), Colorado Springs, Colorado… Read complete obituary here
Robert D. “Bob” Magoon 1938-2013 Robert D. “Bob” Magoon, 75, Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House. Bob was born October 15, 1938 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Ben and Lilly Magoon. He attended Edison Elementary, Kemper Military Academy, and graduated from Central High School prior to attending the University of Oklahoma. Bob maintained lifelong connections with his hometown of St. Joseph and with his friends who… Read complete obituary here
Ethel Ann Clark 1919-2013 Ann Clark, 94, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. She was born August 3, 1919 to Robert and Relda Ann (Rector) Pippin in Macon, Missouri. She married W. T. Clark on July 31, 1959. He preceded her in death in 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents, step-daughter, Jennifer Ehlert; grandson, Chris Ehlert; and four brothers and sisters. Survivors: step-daughters, Lin Clark Werner, recently returned… Read complete obituary here
Charles M. Garreth 1957-2013 Charles M. Garreth, 56, a lifelong resident of Easton, Missouri died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He was born January 20, 1957 to Bob and Jean (Brooner) Garreth in St. Joseph, Missouri and was a 1975 graduate of Central High School. Charles was a farmer and enjoyed playing cards, listening to organ music, and was also a mechanic who could fix anything. He was a member of the Abundant Life Center… Read complete obituary here
Cathy L. Wright 1957-2013 Cathy L. Wright, 55, Graham, Missouri died Monday, December 9, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. She was born December 12, 1957 to Lewis and Audrey (Wheaton) Wright in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She graduated from Nodaway Holt High School in 1976. She farmed with her good friend Bill Maurer and later was employed at Energizer Battery Company until she retired due to health issues. Cathy was preceded in death by her father; brothers, Terry… Read complete obituary here
John F. Hall 1959-2013 John F. Hall, 54, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, December 6, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He was born November 24, 1959 to Stanley and Doris (Coy) Hall in St. Joseph, Missouri. He worked for the St. Joe Frontier Casino as a Pit Manager and was an Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #78 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Thirty-Second Degree, Moila Shrine, and Fairview Golf Course Men’s Club.… Read complete obituary here
Katherine Morton Nelson 1916-2013 Katherine Morton Nelson, 97, died November 28, 2013, at a local assisted-living facility. A lifelong resident of St. Joseph, Missouri, she was born on November 26, 1916, to Pearl Jane (King) and Joseph Morton. On May 24, 1941, she married Roy Fairfield Nelson, who preceded her in death in 1991. In addition to her parents and husband, Katherine was preceded in death by her son, George F. Nelson, in 2006, and granddaughter, Anna Louise Nelson… Read complete obituary here
Calvin W. Schweizer 1925-2013 Calvin W. Schweizer was born on February 26, 1925 and passed away December 7, 2013 at the age of 88. Calvin married Rita Wicklin on August 1, 1947 to which two sons, Stephen and Mark were born. Calvin was involved in the orchard and farming business. He served in World War II in Japan. Calvin loved to fish, spend time at his house in the Ozarks, combine grain and travel. Calvin is a member of… Read complete obituary here
Diane Douglas Nicholas 1937-2013 Diane Douglas Nicholas of St. Joseph, dedicated and loving mother, generous community volunteer, civic leader and a friend to all, passed away December 3 surrounded by her family. Diane was born in St. Joseph on November 7, 1937 to Vivian and William Douglas. She graduated from Central High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from University of Nebraska where she was also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She… Read complete obituary here