Obituaries

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Below is a listing of the current services that have been entrusted of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  To leave a condolence, please click the name of the person of your choice.

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Frank A. Walker

Frank A. Walker 1934-2013   Frank A. Walker, 79, Denison, Texas formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, with his son Steve by his side, at Stonebrook Assisted Living in Denison, Texas. He was born March 9, 1934 to Milton and Agnes (Breese) Walker in St. Joseph, Missouri. He married Beverly Sue King in 1955. She preceded him in death in 2002. Frank served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War retiring in 1972… Read complete obituary here

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Sharla A. Sill

Sharla A. Sill 1956-2013   Sharla A. Sill, 56, Rosendale, Missouri died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. She was born July 4, 1956 to Leland and Edith (Smith) Strauch in Maryville, Missouri. Sharla married Cleo Sill on December 27, 1980. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Sill was a homemaker and a bookkeeper at St. Joseph Furnace. She was a member of Rosendale Christian Church. She enjoyed taking pictures, collected angels, and loved feeding birds. She… Read complete obituary here

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Garold Lavelle Brown, Sr.

Garold Lavelle Brown, Sr. 1950-2013   Garold Lavelle Brown, Sr., 62, Ravenwood, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 9, 1950 to William Harold and Olive Margaret (Crenshaw) Brown. He married Sharon Brand, May 16, 1968 in Hopkins, Missouri. Lavelle proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam War.  He had been a member of the World Wide Church of God.  He enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, writing poetry… Read complete obituary here

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Doris June (White) Mason

Doris June (White) Mason 1925-2013   Doris June (White) Mason, 88, passed from this life Saturday,  June 1, 2013 at LaVerna Village, Savannah, Missouri after a long illness.   June was born on February 2, 1925 to Webster and Irene (Harness) White of Clarksdale, Missouri. June White graduated eighth grade from the Pleasant Grove School, a one-room school east of Clarksdale and from Clarksdale High School in 1943.  That same year she entered the Cadet Nurses Corps and the Missouri Methodist… Read complete obituary here

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Robert Gene Powell

  Robert Gene Powell 1921-2013   Robert Gene Powell, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri died peacefully Friday, May 31, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. He was born in Denton, Kansas on December 11, 1921 at his grandparents’ home and then resided in Agency, Missouri for seven years before moving to St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of Elmer and Gladys Powell. He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1939. He attended St. Joseph Junior College before enlisting in the… Read complete obituary here

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Leona F. Swope

Leona F. Swope 1916-2013   Leona F. Swope, 97, St. Joseph, Missouri died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. She was born May 16, 1916 to Joseph and Gertrude (Greer) Mayse in Plattsburg, Missouri. She was a lab tech at Methodist Hospital for 30 years and later ran the lab for the Kelly Baker Long Medical Clinic in Savannah, Missouri. She was also an Avon representative for 34 years achieving the Presidents Club for many of those… Read complete obituary here

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John Roy Murphy

John Roy Murphy 1937-2013   John Roy Murphy, 75, Dearborn, Missouri died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 11, 1937 to John and Lila (Foster) Murphy. John was a cattle farmer and enjoyed all shooting sports. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Charles Thomas Murphy. Survivors: niece, Jennifer Murphy Pyatt (Rob), Faucett, Missouri; and two great-nephews, Robert and Alexander Pyatt. Graveside Service and Interment:  1:00 P.M. Thursday, Turner Cemetery Wallace, Missouri.… Read complete obituary here

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Patsy R. Ridpath

Patsy R. Ridpath 1934-2013   Patsy R. Ridpath, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, May 27, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. She was born November 13, 1934 to William and Dollie (Wilson) Harris. She married John H. Ridpath on July 13, 1963. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Nanette Hale; and brothers, Dr. William R. Harris and Dr. Sydney W. Harris. Survivors: husband; sister, Jo Ann Tindle (Buford); five nephews;and four nieces. Services:  11:00 A.M. Wednesday,… Read complete obituary here

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Elaine Marion (Hontros) Cowles

Elaine Marion (Hontros) Cowles 1915-2013   Elaine Marion (Hontros) Cowles, 98, formally of St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at The Life Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born on March 22, 1915 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Arest and Hilda (Holzhaeuser) Hontros. Elaine grew up in Milwaukee where she met and married Lyle Clinton Cowles in 1939. They were happily married for 43 years. Elaine and Lyle lived in Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and St.… Read complete obituary here

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Charles “Orman” Brooner

Charles “Orman” Brooner 1934-2013   Charles “Orman” Brooner, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri passed peacefully Saturday, May 25, 2013 at home surrounded by family. Orman was born June 29, 1934, to Charles Brooner and Inez (Moore) Brooner in McClouth, Kansas. On June 20, 1953 Orman married Colleen Froyd in Bedison, MO, who survives of the home.  Orman met his loving wife while at a church camp at Camp Farwesta, Stewartsville, MO.  They lived for 56 years in the house he built… Read complete obituary here

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