Opal R. Heater 1917-2014 Opal R. Heater, 96, St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, September 13, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. She was born December 24, 1917 to Homer and Bessie (Salmons) Wheeler in Savannah, Missouri. Opal married Robert Heater on September 30, 1944. He preceded her in death in 1970 Opal’s father did not have to enlist in the Army in 1917 because he had a new infant daughter. During World War II, Opal was a “Rosie the… Read complete obituary here
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Kent L. Clark 1951-2014 Kent L. Clark, 63, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, September 12, 2014 at his home. He was born February 3, 1951 to George and Eunice (Bumbacher) Clark in Arkansas City, Kansas. Kent married Randi Johnson on October 21, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives of the home. He was a graduate of Lafayette High School and worked at Altec for ten years and managed many body shops. Mr. Clark enjoyed gardening, cooking and NASCAR,… Read complete obituary here
Steven A. Mallory 1924-2014 Steven A. Mallory, 90, Cameron, Missouri died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, Missouri. He was born February 6, 1924 to Ray and Sally (Groom) Mallory in DeKalb, Missouri. Steven proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Steven saw action in the Pacific and went down on the USS O’Brien after being torpedoed by a Japanese Submarine. He worked for Quaker Oats… Read complete obituary here
Milton J. “BOOB” Day 1923-2014 Milton J. “BOOB” Day, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1923 to Ben and Rose (Carmen) Daynovsky. He married Grace Steinberg on December 25, 1949. “BOOB” a name his brother gave him in his youth, proudly served in the Air Force during WWII. He flew 40 missions as a navigator and ball turret gunner in a B-24, and also… Read complete obituary here
Clyde Puett, Jr. 1939-2014 Clyde Puett, Jr., 75, Del Ray Beach, Florida, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, September 8, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He was born July 7, 1939 to Clyde and Goldie (Steinhauer) Puett in Falls City, Nebraska. He married Janice Lee Corwin on April 2, 1960. She survives of the home. Mr. Puett was a 1959 graduate of Central High School and attended St. Joseph Junior College. Clyde proudly served in the United… Read complete obituary here
Mathew Smiley 1922-2014 Mathew Smiley, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at his home. He was born March 18, 1922 to Matthew and Mary (Dorsey) Smiley in McGee, Arkansas. He married Willie Mae Davis on October 25, 1947. She preceded him in death on May 21, 2006. He retired from Rockwell International. Mr. Smiley attended Mt. Union Baptist Church and was a founding member of the Club 500. He enjoyed raising hogs and was a man… Read complete obituary here
Robert D. (Bob) Newcom 1927-2014 Robert D (Bob) Newcom, 87, St. Joseph, MO, died Saturday, September 6, 2014. He was born August 30, 1927 in East St. Louis, IL and was adopted by Clasky and Rosa Newcom at the age of 3 in Marissa, Il. Bob enlisted in the United States Navy and later the United States Air force where he received two honorable discharges. He was a WWII veteran and was proud to have served his country. He loved… Read complete obituary here
Steven W. Stains, Sr. 1956-2014 Steven W. Stains, Sr., 58, St, Joseph, Missouri died Monday, September 1, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He was born August 9, 1956 to Wilbur and Violet (Putnam) Stains in St. Joseph, Missouri. Steven worked as a forklift mechanic in the Springfield area. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Michael and Larry Stains; and sister Mona Hootman. Survivors: children, Gregg Richey, Crystal Stains, Danielle Suman, Steven Stains, Jr., James Sipes… Read complete obituary here
Hugh Bert McFadin 1927-2014 Hugh Bert McFadin, 86, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, August 27, 2014. He was born December 9, 1927 to Hugh and Iva McFadin in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Hugh graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northwest Missouri State University and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Missouri. He worked for thirty-one years as an Elementary School Principal in the St. Joseph and Rushville areas. In his younger years he played competitive… Read complete obituary here
Walter Noland Judd 1956-2014 Walter Noland Judd, 57, St. Joseph, Missouri died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at his home. He was born October 12, 1956 to Kenneth and Patricia (Burnett) Judd. Walter was a produce manager for Thomas Market and also worked for Goodwill Industries. He loved garage sales and auctions and collecting antiques. He also enjoyed movies and taking care of others. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Judy Ballard. Survivors: brothers, Howard Judd… Read complete obituary here