David S. Lagroe 1968-2013 David S. Lagroe, 44, Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his home after courageously battling Huntington’s Disease. He was born on July 27, 1968 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Albert and Catherine Dumm. He is survived by his mother, Catherine Sue Lagroe (Dumm). He was associated with the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Las Vegas and St. Joseph. His love… Read complete obituary here
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Virginia M. Simon 1929-2013 Virginia M. Simon, 83, Gower, Missouri died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at a healthcare facility in Gower, Missouri. She was born December 6, 1929 to Earl and Johanna (Schuman) Clifton in Kansas City, Missouri. She married Charles W. “Bill” Simon on July 23, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2002. Virginia was a member of Woodson Christian Chapel. She was also preceded in death by her… Read complete obituary here
Frances Long 1921-2013 Frances Long, 91, Mound City, Missouri died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at her home. She was born December 11, 1921 to Frank and Bessie (Buckles) Noland in Forest City, Missouri. She married Rice C. Long on September 13, 1959. He preceded her in death on May 7, 2005. Frances was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club, was on a former bowling league in Mound City, Missouri, and a member of ELKS Club… Read complete obituary here
Cleo Butcher Kelder 1913-2013 Cleo Butcher Kelder, a devoted wife, loving mother and exemplary homemaker, passed away from this life at the age of 100, on July 18, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. She was born April 23, 1913 to Charles and Francis (Walker) Butcher in Hartville, Missouri. She married Charles “C.C.” Kelder on June 23, 1939. He preceded her in death in 1970. Cleo was a life member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church, where she taught… Read complete obituary here
June A. Deem 1922-2013 June A. Deem, 91, Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. She was born June 21, 1922 to Eugene C. and Hazel N. (Smith) Logsdon. June graduated from Lafayette High School where she was the Basketball Queen. She was a member of the USO during the war when she met her husband, George. George was taken at 62 years of age in 1983 after… Read complete obituary here
Wayne G. Murray 1941-2013 Wayne G. Murray, 71, formerly of Kansas City, Missouri died surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was born December 3, 1941 to Dale and Lorine (Watts) Murray in Axtell, Kansas. He was an electrician for Montgomery Ward for over thirty years and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was also an entrepreneur that was involved in real estate. Wayne enjoyed hunting and reading… Read complete obituary here
Opal F. Yates 1914-2013 Opal F. Yates, 98, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. She was born September 30, 1914 to Harry and Estella McElwain in Rochester, Missouri. She married Frank Welton Yates in 1939. He preceded her in death in 1957. Opal was a Principal and teacher in the Saint Joe School District until 1977. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.… Read complete obituary here
Rita M. (Meyer) Fisher 1922-2013 Rita M. (Meyer) Fisher, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, July 15, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. She was born February 3, 1922 to John and Anna (Eickholt) Meyer in Conception, Missouri. She married Bernard Dennis Fisher on September 11, 1943. He preceded her in death on September 5, 2004. Rita was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and had recently began attending Our Lady of Guadalupe. She enjoyed gardening, dancing, cooking,… Read complete obituary here
Julia Baker 1920-2013 Julia M. Baker, 92, Cosby, Missouri died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at a healthcare facility in King City, Missouri. She was born August 17, 1920 to Paul and Mammie (Rowlett) Strough in Skidmore, Missouri. She married Claude C. Baker on June 4, 1938. He preceded her in death on November 16, 1993. Julia worked side-by-side with her husband on the farm. She liked to quilt and crochet. She enjoyed going to softball games and played ball… Read complete obituary here
Mary Powell 1931-2013 Mary Powell, 82, St. Joseph, Missouri died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. She was born February 23, 1931 to Horace and Ethel (Faulkner) Abernathy in Springfield, Missouri. She grew up in Fair Grove, Missouri and later moved to St. Joseph. She married Wilbur Powell on June 1, 1957. He survives of the home. Mary earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Drury University where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.… Read complete obituary here