Obituaries

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Charlotte S. Graves

Charlotte S. Graves
1943-2015
 
Charlotte S. Graves, 71, Faucett, Missouri passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at her residence.
She was born November 27, 1943 to Frank and Iva Miller in Spokane, Washington.
Charlotte married Wayne L. Graves on August 24, 1963.
She belonged to Community of Christ Church and the Cactus Society of Kansas City.
Charlotte retired from Silgan Containers after 29 years in 2006.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Cecil and Kenny Miller and an infant brother; and sister, Maxine Brown.
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Jennifer Lynn Kudlo

Jennifer Lynn Kudlo
1978-2015
 
Jennifer Lynn Kudlo, 36, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at her home.
She was born May 15, 1978 in Lorain, Ohio.
Farewell Services under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Debbie (Smith) Perkins

Debbie (Smith) Perkins
1952-2015
 
Debbie (Smith) Perkins, 62, Grandview, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
She was born May 25, 1952 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She was a creative poetry writer and loved to send personalized cards.
Debbie was preceded in death by her father, Everett Smith; sister, Victoria Smith; and mother-in-law, Ruby Jones.
Survivors include mother, Dixie Gordon, St. Joseph, Missouri; daughters, Angela Jean Perkins, Stephanie Perkins and Sarah Perkins, all of Grandview, Missouri; seven grandchildren;… Read complete obituary here






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Helen Beery Underwood

Helen Beery Underwood
1923-2015
 
Helen Beery Underwood, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at Diversicare, her home for over eight years.
She was born April 21, 1923 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Helen married Gene Underwood on October 4, 1946.
She attended Grace Evangelical Church. Helen loved to travel and drink hot tea with many friends. She served the St. Joseph School District for over 20 years as secretary to the Board and Superintendent.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George… Read complete obituary here






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Farrell L. Harding

Farrell L. Harding
1934-2015
 
Farrell L. Harding, 80, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Mosaic Life Care.
He was born October 23, 1934 to Ellsworth Lewis and Ruby Lea Harding in Milan, Missouri.
Farrell married Doris Joann Hayes November 26, 1953.
He was a member and Sunday school teacher of Green Valley Baptist Church and a past President of Teamsters, Local 460.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Brenda Hilliard; and twin sister, Carol Hansen.
Survivors include daughter, Carolyn… Read complete obituary here






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Ruth (Honeycutt) Kearnes

Ruth (Honeycutt) Kearnes
1922-2015
 
Ruth (Honeycutt) Kearnes, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at her home.
She was born August 9, 1922 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery. Ruth was an excellent cook and her German chocolate cake was always requested at every family gathering.
Mrs. Kearnes was also preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Bertha (Curd) Lyon; first husband, John Honeycutt; second husband, James Kearnes; daughter, Sharon Veatch; one great-grandson, Jeremy Honeycutt; and five sisters.
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Genevia Bunse Pierson

Genevia Bunse Pierson
1910-2015
Genevia Bunse Pierson, 104, was born in Amazonia, Missouri to John and Pearl Reynolds, on August 14, 1910. She left this life to be with the Lord on April 10, 2015.
She was a resident of Andrew and Buchanan County most of her life. For the past 4 years she has been a resident of New Mark Care Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Willard Mace, Frank Bunse, and Berl Pierson; brothers,… Read complete obituary here






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Aaron Ranner

Aaron Ranner
(1930-2015)
 
Aaron Joseph Ranner, 84, St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his home.
The son of Sylvia Mae (Fuller) Ranner Townsend and Anton Joseph Ranner, he was born July 10, 1930 at Hayden hospital, in Hayden, Colorado.
He joined the United States Army at age 17, and served from 1947-1950 as a member of General Douglas MacArthur’s Honor Guard in Tokyo, Japan. After being discharged he attended college at Hannibal-LaGrange, and Missouri State College (now Truman State) before completing… Read complete obituary here






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Edna Jessica Harder Saxton

Edna Jessica Harder Saxton
1921-2015
 
Edna Jessica Harder Saxton, 93, St. Joseph, passed away on April 9, 2015.
Jessica was born October 22, 1921 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, to John and Mary (Schroeder) Harder. When she was a toddler, the family moved to Hillsboro, Kansas, where she grew up.  As the eldest daughter, she cared for her invalid father and seven siblings. She held an honorary B.A. Degree from Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska; received her L.P.N. training at Hillyard Technical School, and… Read complete obituary here






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William “Bill” Rich

William Rich
1921-2015
 
William “Bill” Rich, 94, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his home.
He was born March 10, 1921 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
William married Mildred Elizabeth Bell on March 8, 1946.
He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II and received his Doctorate in Pharmacy at UMKC. He was a pharmacist and owned the Oregon Drug Company in Oregon, Missouri. He later worked in several local pharmacies.
He was preceded in death by his parents,… Read complete obituary here






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