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Obituaries

FRANK VANDERPOOL, SR. 4/1/15


Frank Ray Vanderpool, Sr., age 87, of Sedalia, died Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 3rd at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. Burial with full military honors will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.

The family will receive friends at the chapel one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mid Mo Humane Society in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

He is survived by two children, Frank Vanderpool , Jr. (Carol) of Sedalia, and Barbara Wallace (Jim) of Sedalia; one sister, Doris Martin of Redfield, IA; twelve grandchildren; and thirty-one great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Noble and Ola (Lankford) Vanderpool, and wife, Freda Joslen, he was preceded in death by one son, Larry Vanderpool; four sisters; four brothers; and one grandson.

MELVIN CLARK 4/1/15


Melvin "Speedy" Clark, age 87, of Tina, died Monday, March 30th, 2015.

Cremation military graveside services will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, April 6th at Rock Branch Cemetery in Tina.

Memorials are suggested to family choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Survivors include his wife, Bobette "Bobbie" Clark; children Nancy Elliott of Pleasant Hill, Theresa Jones of Carrollton, Danny Windsor of Tina, Tony Windsor of Carrollton, Lonnie Windsor of Gallatin, Billy Windsor of Carrollton; and step-children Connie Peterson of Tina and Cheryl Howard of Kansas City.

DICK BREMER 4/1/15


Richard Elwood "Dick" Bremer, age 76, of Sedalia, died Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 11:00am on Friday, April 3rd, at Immanuel United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30pm on Thursday, April 2nd, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia. Memorial contributions are suggested to the church, or to the Richard and Leora Bremer Endowed Guest Lectureship in nursing at State Fair Community College.

Surviving are his wife, Leora, of the home; a son, Ryan Elwood Bremer, and his wife, Sara, of Alameda, Calif.; a granddaughter, Mackenzie Jayne Bremer; and a lifelong friend, Paul Fath.

He was preceded in death by his parents (Hersel Elwood and Ruth Louise Dietzel Bremer).

MARJORIE JOHNSON 4/1/15


Marjorie M. Johnson, age 99, a Fort Worth, Texas, resident, formerly of Higginsville, died Monday, March 30th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, April 6th, at Grace United Methodist Church in Higginsville. Burial will be in the Higginsville City Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.

Hoefer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

She was preceded in death are her husband, Earl August Johnson.

Survivors include: a son, Donald L. Johnson of Kansas City; and four daughters, Patricia Louise (Eddie Siegmund) Johnson, of Fort Worth, Doris Ann Crume, of Arkansas Pass, Texas, Paula Jean (Chris) Corrie, of Louisville, Kent., and Barbara Jane Johnson, of North Charleston, SC.

DICK BREMER 4/1/15


Richard Elwood "Dick" Bremer, age 76, of Sedalia, died Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.

Arrangements are pending at Heckart Funeral Home.

CHARLIE BEZONI 4/1/15


Charlie Bezoni, age 67, of Jefferson City and a former Marceline resident, died Friday, March 27th.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2:00pm on Saturday, April 4th, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline.

EMELIA RAASCH 3/31/15


Emelia "Micky" Raasch, age 85, of Norborne, died Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, April 4th at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. The family will receive friends from 10:00-10:45am on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Shirkey's Hospice.

Survivors include her children, Mary Patty, of Norborne; Martha Coppage, of Hartford, Kentucky; Errie Raasch, III, of Liberty; and Lester Raasch, of Hardin.

MARY THORNHILL 3/31/15


Mary L. Thornhill, age 65, of Hardin, died Monday, March 30th, 2015.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, April 4th at Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 12:30-4:00pm on Saturday at the Moose Lodge in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.

RUBY SMITH 3/31/15


Ruby P. Smith, age 91, of Lexington, died Monday, March 30th, 2015.

Services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 3rd at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia, with visitation beginning at 1:00pm.

A visitation will also be held from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, April 2nd at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.

JO ANN KIRCHHOFF 3/31/15


Jo Ann Kirchhoff, age 81, of rural Emma, died Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, April 3rd at Concordia Baptist Church. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery near Emma.

Visitation will be from 10:00am until time of the service Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Concordia Baptist Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia.

In addition to her husband, Willis; she is survived by two daughters, Kathy Turnipseed and husband Lynn of Fenton and Ryoko Kirchhoff of Kansas city, MO; three sons: Rick Kirchhoff and wife Sheryl of Smithville, Randy Kirchhoff of Emma, and Tim Kirchhoff and wife Lisa of Gower; seven grandchildren; five step grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Stober of Sweet Springs; as well as nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Clyde Lee and Belma Gowens Lee, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Joy Kirchhoff; and one brother, Clyde (Sonny) Lee Jr.

MARTHA SIGLER WEST 3/30/15


Martha (Marci) Sigler West, age 75, of Concordia, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Center Point Medical Center in Independence, MO.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Village Community Building in Concordia, MO. Inurnment will be held in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Corder.

In addition to her husband, Ray, she is survived by two children, John Michael Larsen and Donald Doyle Horton; one sister, Linda L. Peterson of Alma, MO; one brother, Paul L. Sigler and wife, Vicky, of Bartlesville, OK; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie R. Sigler; and one brother, Mark A. Sigler.

RUTH CORN 3/30/15


Ruth Orpha Corn, age 83, of Odessa, died on Sunday, March 29th, 2015.
 
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, April 3rd at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa. Inurnment will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

Visitation will be held one hour prior from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to a Church of donor’s choice. 
 
Survivors include, eight children, Craig Corn, Rick Corn and wife Pam, Nancy Corn, Bill Corn, Mike Corn, and Diane Barker all of Odessa, MO, Debbie Kaat and husband Ralph of Raytown, MO and Lisa Volskay and husband Randy of Holden, MO; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother Duane Dahl of Colorado Springs, CO; many nieces and nephews; and her dog Toby.
 
In addition to her parents, Rudolph and Olga (Lindahl) Dahl, and husband, Paul N. Corn, she was preceded in death by three children, John Corn, Randy Corn and Dennis Wayne Corn in infancy; a brother, Bob Dahl and a sister, Janice Schmidt.

KATHLEEN (NOLKER) THACKER 3/30/15


Kathleen (Nolker) Thacker, age 87, of Richmond, died Sunday, March 29th, 2015.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 3rd at Dockery Baptist Church in Dockery. Inurnment will be in Dockery Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Memorials are suggested to Dockery Cemetery or to Dockery Baptist Church.

ELZIE NAPIER 3/26/15


Elzie Napier, age 78, of Marshall, died Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, April 4th, at First Baptist Church in Marshall.

Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00am on Saturday, April 4th, at the church.

H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Marshall is in charge of arrangements.

DAVID ACKMAN 3/26/15


David Ackman, age 67, of Triplett, died Thursday, March 26th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, April 2nd, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Brunswick. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in DeWitt.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30am on Thursday, April 2nd, at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church.

Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick is in charge of arrangements.

GEORGE DIVELBISS 3/25/15


George H. Divelbiss, age 86, of Oak Grove, died Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.

Services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, April 3rd, at St. Luke Evangelical Free Church in Wellington. Visitation will begin at the church at 10:00am.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.
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