Obituaries

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Marjorie Page Miner

 
 
Marjorie Page Miner
1923-2013
 
Born Kings Ferry, New York, December 20, 1923.
Married Hugh Arnold Miner, February 28, 1945, at the First Presbyterian Church in Dodge City, Kansas, who preceded her in death on October 26, 2006.
Survivors: Three Children: Hugh A. Miner III (Patti Eikenberry), Laura D. Miner, and Robert B. Miner (Jennifer); six grandchildren:  Jeffrey Gregory, Hugh Miner IV (Kami Fisher), Matthew Miner, Ashley Miner, Jonathan Miner, Caroline Miner Thalasinos (Brian); three great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Attended Wooster College Wooster,… Read complete obituary here






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Betty Jean (Walker) Russell

Betty Jean (Walker) Russell
1933-2013
 
Betty Jean (Walker) Russell, 80, formerly of Sacramento, California died Friday, December 20, 2013 at her home in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She was born July 7, 1933 to Irvin and Minnie (Linville) Walker in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She married Harry Russell on October 13, 1955. He survives of the home.
Betty was of the Baptist faith and loved to knit and watch sports and play computer games.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Olin Walker and Harold Walker;… Read complete obituary here






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Bonnie L. Funk

Bonnie L. Funk
1928-2013
 
Bonnie L. Funk, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri died Thursday, December 19, 2013 at her home.
She was born December 23, 1928 to John and Bertha (Moritz) Kinney in Austin, Minnesota.
She married John H. Funk, Jr. on December 27, 1946 in Troy, Kansas. He preceded her in death on October 20, 2011.
Bonnie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; and seven sisters.
Survivors: sons, John Funk, III., Amazonia, Missouri and Delbert… Read complete obituary here






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Estelle V. Grimes Beattie

Estelle V. Grimes Beattie
1918-2013
 
Estelle V. Grimes Beattie, 95, St. Joseph, Missouri died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
She was born January 5, 1918 to Earl and Mattie Wuerfele (Price).
She married Robert E. Grimes in 1939, he preceded her in death in 1971.  Estelle married Harold W. Beattie in 1986, he preceded her in death in 1989.
Mrs. Beattie retired from Sears.  She was active in PTA and Wyatt Park Christian Church of which she was a member for… Read complete obituary here






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Jesse “Topper” Wilson

Jesse “Topper” Wilson
1939-2013
 
Jesse “Topper” Wilson, 74, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at his home of kidney failure.
He was born February 25, 1939 to Jesse and Georgia (Simpson) Wilson in Savannah, Missouri.
He married Victoria LaFave on April 7, 1961. She preceded him in death on January 29, 2003.
Jesse proudly served in the United States Navy and retired from Wire Rope Corporation in 2003.
He enjoyed fishing with his grandkids, was in numerous bowling leagues and was a huge Chiefs… Read complete obituary here






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Cynthia Yang

Cynthia Yang
2001-2013
 
Cynthia Yang, 12, St. Joseph, Missouri died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
She was born September 28, 2001 to Dr. Junping and Karen (Yu) Yang in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She was a student at United Cerebral Palsy and Helen Davis State School. She liked music and having stories read to her. She was always smiling.
Survivors: parents; and sisters, Monica and Sonia, all of St. Joseph, Missouri.
Services: 6:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, Community Room. Inurnment… Read complete obituary here






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James (Jim) C. Hudson, Sr

James (Jim) C. Hudson, Sr., 89, St. Joseph, Mo., died Monday, December 16, 2013. He was married to Imogene Hudson for 67 years.
 
Born in Capps, Arkansas, he served during WWII with the US Army in the Asia-Pacific Theater and was honorably discharged after being wounded on Leyty Island, Philippines.
 
He enjoyed everything about the game of golf and passed that on to those around him. He also loved camping, fishing, boating and hunting. For many years he coached youth baseball, attended… Read complete obituary here






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Rita S. Neill

Rita S. Neill
1949-2013
 
Rita S. Neill, 64, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 16, 2013 at her home.
She was born June 19, 1949 to Hazel Staggs in Wayne County, Tennessee.
She retired from NMPRC with over 25 years of service. Rita also worked as a waitress and formed many friendships over the years.  Rita loved her family and grandchildren very much. She will be sadly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her step-father, Al Strantz.
Survivors: mother, Hazel Strantz,… Read complete obituary here






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Terrance R. “Terry” Henry

Terrance R. “Terry” Henry
1946-2013
 
Terrance R. “Terry” Henry, 67, of Platte City, Missouri died Monday, December 16, 2013 in Liberty, Illinois.
He was born March 18, 1946 to Donald and Jean (Dolph) Henry in Defuniak Springs, Florida.
Terrance was proud to have served in the United States Air Force, and he felt a deep sense of patriotism. He loved, and was loved by his family, and was a committed follower of The Lord.
He is survived by his wife Janet; daughters, Twilya L’Ecuyer (Tom),… Read complete obituary here






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Ridgley B. Fitzsimmons

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 a production director for… Read complete obituary here






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