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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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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Donald Ray “Don” Fergison

Donald Ray “Don” Fergison 1933-2013   Donald Ray “Don” Fergison, 79, Savannah, Missouri died Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1933 to Ceacle Clay and Birtie Jane (Harris) Fergison. Don married Norma Joy Kurtz on December 25, 1950. She survives of the home. He was a licensed grain dealer, worked for Dugdale Packing Company, and also farmed.      Don was a member of 1st Baptist Church in Savannah, Missouri, loved driving his Peterbilt… Read complete obituary here

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Louis E. Kiger

Louis E. Kiger 1923-2013   Louis E. Kiger, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, February 25, 2013 at home. Lou was born September 3, 1923 in Rahway, New Jersey to Louis H. and Martha (Kollach) Kiger. He served in the 75th Division, 291st Infantry in the European Theater in World War II. He was severely wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. After recovering from his wounds, he returned to New Jersey to pursue his education through the G.I. Bill.… Read complete obituary here

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Lynne Klein

Lynne Klein 1962-2013   Lynne Klein, 50, St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, February 18, 2013. She was born September 22, 1962 to George and Clara Gottswiller in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her mother. Survivors: daughters, Jody Newberry, Shelby Klein; two granddaughters; siblings, Craig Gottswiller (Sherry), Scot Gottswiller (Kim), Gretchen Smith. Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Charles W. Bunse

Charles W. Bunse 1922-2013   Charles W. Bunse, 90, Cosby, Missouri died Thursday, February 21, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. He was born July 27, 1922 to Julius Charles and Minnie (Jann) Bunse in Cosby, Missouri. Charles married Norma E. Reynolds on March 22, 1963. She preceded him in death on October 14, 2003. Mr. Bunse served in the United States Army and was a veteran of WWII. He was also a farmer and a member of the American… Read complete obituary here

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Shirley Ann (Wilfong) Fanning

Shirley Ann (Wilfong) Fanning 1946-2013   Shirley Ann (Wilfong) Fanning, 66, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. She was born March 29, 1946 to Frank and Helen Wilfong in St. Joseph, Missouri. Shirley married Larry DeWayne Fanning on April 19, 1963 in Troy, Kansas. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2010. She enjoyed being on a bowling league with her friends from Snow White Restaurant, where she was a cook. Mrs.… Read complete obituary here

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Dennis E. Sipes

Dennis E. Sipes 1954-2013   Dennis E. Sipes, 59, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at his home. He was born January 11, 1954 to Marcell and Louise Sipes in Fairfax, Missouri. Dennis married Janice L. Davis on February 16, 1973. She survives of the home. He was a former member of the San Antonio Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Sipes was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Lannie Sipes; and two granddaughters, Olivia and Jacklyn… Read complete obituary here

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Richard Edward Evans

Richard Edward Evans 1929-2013   Richard Edward Evans, 83, St. Joseph, Missouri passed from this life at his home, surrounded by his loving family February 19, 2013.    Richard was born December 26, 1929 at Tipton, Kansas to Robert C. and Clara A. (Simeon) Evans. He retired from Wire Rope Corporation in 1995 after thirty years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of King Hill Christian Church, where he had served as a deacon.… Read complete obituary here

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Glenn F. Bower

Glenn F. Bower 1925-2013   Glenn F. Bower, 87, Hemple, Missouri died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. He was born August 1, 1925, to Frank D. and Minnie (Long) Bower. Glenn married Doris Lorraine Sill on December 29, 1945. Mr. Bower was owner of Bower Construction for more than 50 years. He was baptized at Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Bower was a member and Past Master of Masonic Lodge #37, A.F. & A.M.;… Read complete obituary here

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