Obituaries

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Donald Edward Lillie

Donald Edward Lillie 1949-2015   Donald Edward Lillie, 65, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at his home. He was born November 14, 1949 in Louisville, Kentucky. Donald married Judy Ireland on August 10, 1996. She survives of the home. He was a graduate of Flaget High School and Moorhead State University. He worked at Missouri Western State University as a Professor of Theater and Cinema. Donald served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.… Read complete obituary here

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Jerry “Jay” Ziegler

Jerry “Jay” Ziegler 1943-2015   Jerry “Jay” Ziegler, 71, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Mosaic Life Care. He was born June 1, 1943 in Oelwein, Iowa. He proudly served in the United States Navy and worked for the Missouri Army National Guard as a recruiter from 1978-1988. Jay retired from Western Missouri Regional Correctional Facility in 2007 as a Corrections Officer. Jay attended Ashland United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents,… Read complete obituary here

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Roy L. Hazelwood

Roy L. Hazelwood 1937-2015   Roy L. Hazelwood, 77, Agency, Missouri went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. He was born November 22, 1937 in Gentry, Missouri. Roy married Rena Johnson on November 22, 1958. She survives of the home. Roy was a graduate of Stanberry High School class of 55. He worked for 39 1/2 years at Wire Rope before retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Agency United Methodist Church in… Read complete obituary here

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Jim C. Orstad

Jim C. Orstad 1944-2015 Jim C. Orstad, 70, Gower, Missouri passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at home surrounded by family. He was born December 30, 1944 to Melvin and Helen Orstad in Villisca, Iowa. Jim married Mae Louise Bisbee on February 13, 1965. He was a member of Word of Life Church. He loved his grandchildren, horses, antiques, Nebraska football, and he was a recreational farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife Mae… Read complete obituary here

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Denise L. Burns

Denise L. Burns 1959-2015   Denise L. Burns, 55, St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at her home. She was born June 27, 1959 in Longmont, Colorado. Denise married Eric Price Burns June 23, 2004. She was a cardiology registered nurse for over 12 years. Her favorite passion and hobby was jewelry making and other crafts as well as helping those in need. Mrs. Burns was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor society during college. She was… Read complete obituary here

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David E. Cook

David E. Cook 1942-2015 David E. Cook, 72, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 11, 1942 to Floyd and Mary Cook in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include a son and daughter. Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Laura Jean Jaggers

Laura Jean Jaggers 1930-2015   Laura Jean Jaggers, 84, formerly of St Joseph, Missouri passed away on February 16, 2015 in Topeka, Kansas. She was born August 18, 1930 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Laura married Harold Jaggers in 1955. He preceded her in death on September 1, 2007. Farewell Services under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Fern D. Smith

Fern D. Smith 1926-2015   Fern D. Smith, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, February 20, 2015 at a local healthcare facility. She was born May 18, 1926 in Meadow Grove, Nebraska. Fern married Jack Smith October 27, 1946. He preceded her in death October 16, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents Edmond and Grace (Patton) Carter. She was a housewife and worked with custom draperies. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.… Read complete obituary here

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Irene (Williams) Goodpaster

Irene (Williams) Goodpaster 1920-2015   Irene (Williams) Goodpaster, 94, St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at a local healthcare facility. She was born December 6, 1920 to William and Mary (Bostian) Williams in Morrilton, Arkansas. Irene was a Christian and a hard worker. She enjoyed gardening, canning and her crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin Crowder and second husband, John Goodpaster; parents; sisters, Reba Flowers and Elsie Shearburn; and son-in-law, Roger Gresham.… Read complete obituary here

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Wanda June (Smith) Geiger

Wanda June (Smith) Geiger 1938-2015   Wanda June (Smith) Geiger, 76, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Mosaic Life Care. She was born May 13, 1938 to Elmer Edward and Clara Mae (Koehler) Smith in Troy, Kansas. Wanda graduated from Troy High School, class of 1956. Upon finishing classes at Gard Business University, she was employed as a private secretary at Westar Tablet Company (Westab) now known as Mead Company. After that she was employed at Farmers… Read complete obituary here

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