Ridgley B. Fitzsimmons 1977-2013 Ridgley B. Fitzsimmons passed away on December 6, 2013 from a cardiac arrest in Doha, Qatar. Ridgley was born on June 23, 1977 in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph, Missouri and attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. From there he moved to New York and began his career in the event planning and film production industry. At his time of death, he had completed his fifth year as… Read complete obituary here
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Margaret J. Sawyer 1925-2013 Margaret J. Sawyer, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, December 13, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. She was born March 24, 1925 to Novie and Bessie (Dragoo) Cooksey in Mercer County, Missouri. She married Donald Sawyer on February 17, 1945. He preceded her in death on December 9, 1993. Margaret was a member of Carnegie Baptist Church and was a great mom and grandmother. She liked to cook and dance. She was also preceded… Read complete obituary here
James J. “JJ” Wigington 1940-2013 James J. “JJ” Wigington, 73, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away December 12, 2013 from bone cancer at his home surrounded by family. He was born November 30, 1940 to James and Mary (Joe) Wigington in St. Joseph, Missouri. JJ proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was an engineer with the Burlington Railroad for thirty-five years. He enjoyed playing poker with his Wednesday night poker buddies and going to… Read complete obituary here
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 Air… Read complete obituary here
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