Loraine Grier 1925-2012 Loraine Grier, 86, passed from this life on April 22, 2012 at a local healthcare facility. She was born in rural DeKalb County near Union Star on June 13, 1925. She graduated from Union Star High School in 1942 and attended Northwest Missouri State University. She worked at Nellie Dons for three years. In 1946 Loraine married Glen Grier and they operated a dairy farm in Northeast Buchanan County. They were both active in the University of… Read complete obituary here
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Katherine E. Jones 1915-2012 Katherine E. Jones, 96, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at a local healthcare facility. She was born July 7, 1915 Fred and Flora M. (Cunningham) Deets in St. Joseph. Katherine remained a lifelong resident. She married James E. Bunten, which ended in divorce. She then married Harrie E. Jones, Jr. Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and was also employed by Noma Lights. She enjoyed collecting antiques and once owned… Read complete obituary here
Lyle Allen Smith 1966-2012 Lyle A. Smith was born on November 3, 1966, at Fairfax Mo. to Lyle E. and Nadine R. Smith. Lyle grew up working for his Dad at Smith’s Sawmill. He was a 1985 graduate of Craig RIII School and at the age of 18 began college at NWMSU. In his freshmen year, Lyle felt pain in his neck and was subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He underwent treatment only to experience a recurrence… Read complete obituary here
MaryBelle Gatlin 1924-2012 MaryBelle Gatlin, 87 of Leavenworth, Kansas passed away peacefully, Sunday April 15, 2012 at the Kansas City Hospice House & Palliative Care. She was born October 6, 1924 to Herbert and Mary Carter in Leavenworth County. As a lifelong resident of Leavenworth, she attended Leavenworth public schools and married US Army (Sgt) Theodis R Gatlin Sr. December 31, 1942. Together they raised five children and shared life together until his death in 1984. … Read complete obituary here
LaVeda A. Ball 1923-2012 LaVeda A. Ball, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at a local healthcare facility. She was born August 22, 1923 to Jess Lee and Sadie Mae (Guyer) Scroggins in Forbes, Missouri. She married Darrell William Ball. He preceded her in death in 1976. Mrs. Ball was a dental assistant. LaVeda enjoyed bingo, going dancing, traveling, and spending time with her family. She was also preceded in… Read complete obituary here
Randal Lee Hawkins 1967-2012 Randal Lee Hawkins, 44, Arlington, Virginia died Monday, April 16, 2012 at his home. He was born September 11, 1967 to Ronald Lee and Catherine Ann (Shirey) Hawkins in St. Joseph, Missouri. Mr. Hawkins was the Lead for the Data Center Consolidation Division Support Team. His Team supports the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services Office, Enterprise’s Services Division. He was a long-time Sprint Manager… Read complete obituary here
Esther E. Mears 1920-2012 Esther E. (Rapp) Mears, 91, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Heartland Hospital following a brief illness. She was born December 20, 1920, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Frank and Millie (Roberts) Rapp. In 1940 she graduated from Benton High School in which she belonged to the Benton Pyka Club. The Club remained active beyond graduation and she was a participating member throughout her lifetime. On April 11, 1943 she… Read complete obituary here
Gary Dewayne Riley, Jr. 2012 Gary Dewayne Riley, Jr. was born and passed on April 9, 2012 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his Uncle Tevin Mathies; and cousin Steve Hollins III. Survivors: his parents, Gary Dewayne Riley and Erika Shareeka Mathies; sisters, Shandronic, Capreece, Elyiah and Yasmonique; brothers, Jaquad and Zaydence; and grandparents, Linda Mathies and Rick Kilgore, Annette and Earnest Wilson and Debra Mathies and Terry Ford; a… Read complete obituary here
Stephen Michael Smith 1954-2012 Stephen Michael Smith, 57, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, April 15, 2012. Known to everyone as “Smitty,” he was born July 29, 1954 to Samuel S. and Virginia E. (Bottorff) Smith in St. Joseph, Missouri where Smitty was a lifelong resident. He married the love of his life, Connie Salanky, June 25, 1998. Smitty loved to treat his family, friends and dogs Sam and Tater, to delicious cooking. Smitty and his friends enjoyed many great times… Read complete obituary here
Eileen Grace (Pfeifer) Singleton 1925-2012 Eileen Grace (Pfeifer) Singleton, 86, St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, April 14, 2012 at a local healthcare facility. She was born December 20, 1925 to John Edward and Grace Alvira (Bartow) Pfeifer in Amadon, North Dakota. She married Tommy Gene Singleton March 19, 1949 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bismarck, North Dakota. Eileen graduated from Bismarck University and Hillyard Technical School earning her Associate’s Degree. She went on to work… Read complete obituary here