Obituaries

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Rev. William “Bill” Lanning

Rev. William “Bill” Lanning 1934-2015   Rev. William “Bill” Lanning, 80, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was born November 2, 1934 to James and Mellissa Lanning in St. Joseph, Missouri. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Navy. In his younger years he worked at St. Joe Charter as a bus driver, Hall Implement Company, Brown Contracting, and was a distributer of My Gifts 4 You. He later owned and operated Bill’s Trading Post. He was… Read complete obituary here

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William “Bill” Bishop

  William “Bill” Bishop 1964-2015   William “Bill” Bishop, 50, Kansas City, Missouri died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. He was born August 6, 1964. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Karen Thompson; brother; three nieces; nephew; great niece; and sister-in-law. Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Patricia Ann Birkel

Patricia Ann Birkel 1943-2015   Patricia Ann Birkel, 72, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was born March 6, 1943 to Bennett Sayers and Anna Appling in Mexico, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; and two granddaughters. Survivors include children, Marty Rieser of Moscow Mills, Missouri, Theresa Aston (James), Victoria Goll (Michael), both of St. Joseph, Missouri; three brothers; one sister; nine grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. Memorial Services  4:00 P.M. Saturday,… Read complete obituary here

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Lloyd L. Gnuschke

Lloyd L. Gnuschke 1929-2015   Lloyd L. Gnuschke, 85, Cosby, Missouri passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at a healthcare facility in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was born August 16, 1929 in Cosby, Missouri. Lloyd married Dorothy Stuber on March 10, 1951. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. Lloyd was a member of Hope United Church of Christ and Men’s Brotherhood. He was also a lifetime member of American… Read complete obituary here

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Philinda “Lyndi” Deiter-McCracken

  Philinda “Lyndi” Deiter-McCracken 1955-2015   Philinda “Lyndi” Deiter-McCracken, 59, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 surrounded by family. She was born May 26, 1955 in Topeka, Kansas. Lyndi received her Bachelor’s Degree from Pacific Lutheran University, Studied Art at Lansing Community College and worked as a Social Worker for the State of Washington. She was passionate about many things including, social justice, her community, family geneology and the KC Royals. She was preceded in death by… Read complete obituary here

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Bonnie Ruth (Goforth) Rudolph

Bonnie Ruth (Goforth) Rudolph 1947-2015   Bonnie Ruth (Goforth) Rudolph, 67, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at a local healthcare facility, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born November 27, 1947 at St. Joseph Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri. Bonnie graduated from North Andrew High School and attended Gard Business School in St. Joseph, Missouri. Bonnie married her best friend, Carl Edner Rudolph on February 13, 1981 in Miami, Oklahoma. They have spent… Read complete obituary here

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Norma Jean Stroup

  Norma Jean Stroup 1930-2015   Norma Jean Stroup, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at Mosaic Life Care. She was born November 26, 1930 in Winston, Missouri. Norma married Leonard P. Stroup on October 9, 1948. She graduated from Bethany High School Class of 48 and retired in 1996 after 22 years as a seamstress for A.J. August Clothing. Norma was a member of Family Worship Center and a greeter. She was also a member… Read complete obituary here

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Troy R. Marrs

Troy R. Marrs 1966-2015   Troy R. Marrs, 48, Oregon, Missouri passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at a healthcare facility in Oregon, Missouri. He was born June 16, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary Marrs. Survivors include: father, Russell Marrs, Forest City, Missouri; brother, Sean G. Marrs (Mandy), Forest City, Missouri; sister, Elizabeth West (Don), Fayetteville, Arkansas; nephews, Hayden and Dylan Marrs; niece, Erica White; and numerous aunts and uncles. Farewell… Read complete obituary here

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Roger A. Castle

Roger A. Castle 1942-2015   Roger A. Castle, 73, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at a local healthcare facility. He was born April 22, 1942 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Roger graduated from Elwood High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard as an airplane mechanic for over 30 years. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing. Roger said, he would like to be remembered with a fishing pole and a PBR… Read complete obituary here

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Byron R. Timmons

Byron R. Timmons 1936-2015   Byron R. Timmons, 79, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, at his home. He was born February 26, 1936 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Byron married Emma Killian on May 31, 1957. He graduated from Lafayette High School Class of 1953 and proudly served in the United States Navy. Following the service he worked at Quaker Oats. He later worked at the Calvin Center and Continental Can.   Byron was preceded in death… Read complete obituary here

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