Obituaries

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Arthur Laverne Warner

Arthur Laverne Warner 1922-2013   Arthur Laverne Warner, 90, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, March 3, 2013 at his home. He was born September 15, 1922 to Raymond and Emma Warner in Marceline, Missouri. Arthur married Beryl Lionberger on November 21, 1946. She preceded him in death on June 8, 2008. He was a veteran of World War II for the United States Navy, a member of First Baptist Church of Savannah, American Legion Post 359, and Fleet Reserve Association.… Read complete obituary here

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Bobby L. DeSpain

Bobby L. DeSpain 1934-2013 Bobby L. DeSpain, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 4, 2013 at his home. He was born September 17, 1934 to Lewis and Delsie (Larrison) DeSpain. Bobby married Diane K. Ridgeway on April 7, 1961. Mr. DeSpain served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and worked for Mead for 37 years. He was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church where he was an usher, taught Sunday… Read complete obituary here

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Bill G. Moore

Bill G. Moore 1934-2013   Bill Moore, 78, Hartville, Missouri died Friday, March 1, 2013.   He was born October 15, 1934 to Martin and Sally (Barnett) Moore. Preceded in death by: wife; parents; sister, Mary Miller; and brother, Jacob Moore. Survivors: children, Terry, Chad, and Shadeana Moore; four grandchildren; sister, Carol Trobaugh; and brother, Fred Moore. Graveside Service: 1:00 P.M. Friday, Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Diana L. Volz

Diana L. Volz 1954-2013   Diana L. Volz, 59, Oregon, Missouri died Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Oregon Care Center, Oregon, Missouri. She was born February 18, 1954 to Alma Jerry William and Naomi Maxine (Miller) Rowlett in Fairfax, Missouri. She married Donald Volz April 4, 1981. Mrs. Volz worked as a hay baler for the family business and later as a laborer for Excel in Rockport, Missouri. Diana was a member of Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints Restoration… Read complete obituary here

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Frances T. Haynes

Frances T. Haynes 1927-2013   Frances T. Haynes,85, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, March 3, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. She was born August 4, 1927 to Lawrence C. Doring and Lillian A. (Bucher) Grable. Frances married Jack E. Collier on September 1, 1949. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1952. She later married Virgil L. “Doc” Haynes on May 20, 1977. Mrs. Haynes graduated from the Convent of Sacred Heart in 1945 and was employed by… Read complete obituary here

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Jerry E. Ford

Jerry E. Ford 1922-2013   Jerry Edward Ford, 91, Easton, Missouri died Sunday, March 3, 2013 at a local healthcare center in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was born January 28, 1922 in Cosby, Missouri, the son of Oscar Edward Ford and Faye Johnson Ford. He moved to the San Antonio Missouri community at an early age. Mr. Ford owned and operated a Grade A dairy farm for twenty-eight years. He then changed to beef and grain farming. His interests always… Read complete obituary here

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Raymond Martin Dydell

Raymond Martin Dydell 1955-2013   Raymond Martin Dydell, 57, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, March 2, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He was born July 9, 1955 to Raymond M. and Betty C. (Wilson) Sanders Raymond married Sabrina West on November 3, 2000. He had a high school diploma, attended Missouri Western State University and later graduated from Northland Career Center in Platte City, Missouri as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  He worked for many years at Carriage Square.  He… Read complete obituary here

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Cecil F. Hawkins

Cecil F. Hawkins 1925-2013   Cecil F. Hawkins, 87, Maysville, Missouri died Friday, March 1, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. He was born April 18, 1925 to Virgil and Martha Hawkins in Faucett, Missouri. Cecil married his former wife, LaVanna Bonnie McDonald. They later divorced. He then married Evelyn Jean Stockdale on May 16, 1969. She survives of the home. He was a former member of the Word of Life Church and a Mason.    Mr. Hawkins was preceded… Read complete obituary here

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Doris E. Frakes-Palmes

Doris E. Frakes-Palmes 1917-2013   Doris E. Frakes-Palmes, 95, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away from this life Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Carriage Square. Mrs. Palmes was born in Clarinda, Iowa to the late Robert and Myrtle Cabeen. She later moved to St. Joseph with her family. Doris was a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church. She enjoyed her career as a hairdresser and was an accomplished China Painter. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother,… Read complete obituary here

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Ellen Smith

Ellen Smith 1935-2013   Ellen Smith, 77, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. She was born April 14, 1935 to Winford W. and Stella Mae (Abbett) Bear in Wathena, Kansas. She married Clifford A. Smith, Jr. on June 28, 1957. He preceded her in death on August of 1998. Earlier in life she was an excellent tennis player and equestrian and enjoyed her flower gardens. Ellen was a very caring lady who took… Read complete obituary here

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