08:36am, 07/04/15
Obituaries

GEORGE FRIEDRICH 7/4/15


George H. Friedrich, 85, of Boonville,died Friday, July 3rd, 2015. 

Funeral services will be held at Davis Chapel at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 8th. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Tuesday, July 7th. Memorials are suggested to Hospice Compassus.

George Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, and two grandchildren. He is survived by his sons, James M. (Jennifer) Friedrich and Larry Wayne (Nichole) Friedrich, all of Boonville, and Mark (Carla) Friedrich, of Rocheport. His grandchildren; Michelle Friedrich Kaiser, of Boonville, Laura Robinson of Troy, Mary Goetze, of Boonville, Lacy Vandivort, of Elsberry, Toby Friedrich, of Boonville, Keriann Brandt, of Monroe City, and Marcus Friedrich, of Columbia, along with 10 great-grandchildren also survive.  

John Nashan 7/4/15


John Nashan, age 52, of Carrollton, died Thursday, July 2nd, 2015.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, July 9th, at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Carrollton.

Memorials are suggested to family choice.

He is survived by his mother, Martha McKinney, of Kissee Mills, Mo.; and brothers, Jim Marler and Josh Marler, both of Kissee Mills, Mo.

DARLENE LEE BROCKMAN 7/4/15


Darlene Lee Brockman, age 81, of Cole Camp, died Thursday, July 2nd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 8th, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in rural Cole Camp.

The family will receive friends beginning at 6:00pm on Tuesday, July 7th, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, with prayer service to be held at 7:30pm. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Bethlehem Cemetery in care of the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.

She is survived by: two sons, David Brockman and his wife, Judy, and Roger Brockman and his wife, Thaney, both of Cole Camp; a brother, John Booth and his wife, Jenna, of Neosho; four grandsons, Andy Brockman and his wife, Jessica, Riley Brockman and his wife, Cassandra, Unser Brockman, and Kinser Brockman, all of Cole Camp; a great-granddaughter, Addison Brockman; and two great-grandsons, Maddox Brockman and Lane Brockman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Zelpha and Lee Booth, and her husband, Vernon Brockman, on July 24, 2009.

LARRY LONG 7/3/15


Larry D. Long, age 62, of Marshall, died Thursday, July 2nd, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, July 8th at First Baptist Church in Marshall.  Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:30pm on Tuesday at First Baptist Church.  Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home.
 
In addition to his wife, Sherry; he is survived by his children, Tammy Squires and husband Tim of Gilliam, MO, Tim Long and wife Michelle of Lucas, TX, and Rebecca Hadley and husband Tim of Nashville, TN; five grandchildren: Mason Taylor Elizabeth Long, Amanda Jo Squires, Emily Suzanne Squires, Treagan Graham Hadley, and Pierce Hudson Hadley; one brother, Wayne Long and wife Pat of Liberty, MO; he is also survived by Sherry’s family, two sons, Ronnald Piper Jr. and wife Nicole of Clever,  MO, and Robert Piper and wife Traci of Blue Springs, MO; three grandchildren: Kaitlyn Piper, Alicen Piper, and Kendall Piper; mother-in-law, Rosie Brown; as well as nieces, nephews; a host of friends, and farmers he helped out for many years.
 
In addition to his parents, and first wife, Karen; he was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Long.

JOE NORDMAN 7/3/15


Joe Nordman, age 85, of Marceline, died Friday, July 3rd, 2015.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am on Monday, July 6th at Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church in Marceline. Burial with military honors will be in Saint Bonaventure cemetery.

Visitation will will be from 5:00-7:00pm on Sunday, July 5th at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline, with a Rosary and prayer service at 6:30pm. Memorial are suggested to Saint Bonaventure Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

JANET LEE TIMM GEPHARDT 7/3/15


Janet Lee Timm Gephardt, age 70, of Boonville, died Thursday, July 2nd, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Boonville at 10:00am on Monday, July 6th. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3:00-5:00pm on Sunday, July 5th at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville. Memorials are suggested to the Zion Lutheran School or Ladies Aid. 

She is survived by her husband, Norm, of the home, her children; Nancy (David) Brien of Rolla, ND, Jenny (Douglas) Coon of Columbia and Timothy (Melissa) Gephardt of Columbia; her brother, Duane (Shirley) Timm, of Lone Elm and sister, Lana (David) Linhart, of Leon, IA; grandchildren; Gabriel, Claire, Anne, Maria, Mathias, Nathaniel and Naomi  Brien, Lena and Liam Coon and Joshua and Jacob Gephardt as well as her many friends and neighbors.

J.L. PURCHASE 7/3/15


J.L. "Chub" Purchase, age 85, of Green Ridge, died Friday, July 3rd, 2015.

Arrangements are pending at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

POCAHONTAS M. WHEELER 7/3/15


Pocahontas "Pookie" M. Wheeler, age 96, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, June 9th, 2015.

Memorial Celebration of Life Services are Saturday, July 11th at 2:30pm at Second Baptist Church in Keytesville with inurnment in Masonic Cemetery at Brunswick. 

Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury is in charge of arrangements..

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ruth (Agee) Moore; husbands, George Monroe and Oswald Wheeler; a son Alfred E. Monroe, brothers Ralph, Roy T., Virgil, Lee Wallace, and William Moore, sisters Gloria A Ashby and Genia Allen, nieces Willene Mason, nephews Ivan, Carlus, Frederick Moore. 

She is survived by nieces Diann Pippens, Phyllis Collins, Rheatha Brown, Cecelia Winn, and nephews Raymond Hall, Howard Smith, and Mark Moore.

EVELYN LOUISE EDWARDS 7/3/15


Evelyn Louise Edwards, age 86, of Carrollton, died Thursday, July 2nd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, July 6th at St. Marys Catholic Church in Carrollton. Burial will be in Van Horn Cemetery in Carrollton. 

The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00pm on Sunday, July 5th at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton, where the Rosary will be recited at 6:00pm. 

Memorials are suggested to St. Marys Catholic Church.

Survivors include her children, Suzanne Hernstrom, of Frisco, Texas; John Edwards, of Smithville; Paul Edwards, of Rogers, Arkansas; Michael Edwards, of Shawnee, Kansas; and Mary Brungardt, of Kearney.

JOE EDWARD WHEELER 7/3/15


Joe Edward Wheeler, age 67, of Carrollton, died Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, July 10th at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens with military honors provided by Pence Lovell England Post 1773.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Wheeler, of Carrollton; and a son, Pat Wheeler, of Carrollton.

ADELINE MARTHA EHLERS 7/2/15


Adeline Martha Ehlers, age 90, of Cole Camp, died Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, July 6th, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in rural Cole Camp.
 
A prayer service will be held at 6:00pm on Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, with visitation to follow. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, or Good Samaritan Care Center in care of Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.
 
 She is survived by one daughter, Judy Kay Guier and her husband Roy of Blue Springs; one son, Johnny Ray Ehlers of Cole Camp; one brother, Orin Kaden of Sedalia; three grandchildren, Rachael Greer, Ryan Guier, and Heather Pineda; and six great-grandchildren, Maddyson, Kalli, Steven "Tye", and Avarie Greer and Giselle, and Sofie Pineda.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; her parents, George and Maggie Kaden; one sister, Elrine Kaden; and three brothers, Emil Kaden, Ervin Kaden, and Loren Kaden.

ALAN JOYCE ELLIS 7/2/15


Alana Joyce Ellis, age 67, of Boonville, died Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville at 11:00am on Monday , July 6th. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Jamestown.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 10:00am until service time. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Besides her husband, Charles Ellis, she was preceded in death by three brothers; Jerry, Larry and Ray Wiser and sisters; Sherry Martin and Joyce Ellis.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Thurlkill of Moberly, MO, her brothers; Ricky Wiser of Bentonville, AR, Roy Wiser of Wooldridge, MO and Linoel Wiser of Tulsa, OK and sisters; Emily Teterman, Pat (Fred) Delius of Boonville and Debra (Stan) Serck of Boonville.

SHIRLEY BRAYTON 7/2/15


Shirley Brayton, age 79, of Carrollton, died Thursday, July 2nd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, July 6th at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

The body will lie in state from 9:00am until 6:00pm on Sunday, July 5th at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Carrollton Pet Fund.

Survivors include her husband, Richard, of Carrollton; daughter, Peggy (Dale) Burgess, of Iowa; son, Jim, of Carrollton; brother, Archie McCoy, of Carrollton; and daughter, Barbara Sturgeon, of Richmond.

DOROTHY JEFFRIES 7/2/15


Dorothy Jeffries, age 100, of St. Joseph and formerly of Gilliam, died Tuesday, June 30th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30pm on Tuesday, July 7th at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Burial will be in Gilliam Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour before the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Gilliam Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

JOHN A. BLOESS 7/2/15


John A. "Jack" Bloess, age 87, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.

Funeral will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 7th at Calvary Episcopal Church in Sedalia. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm on Monday, July 6th at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to Calvary Episcopal Church in care of the funeral chapel.

Survivors include two children, John Stephen "Steve" Bloess, and his wife Valerie, Sedalia, and Susan Leigh Morrison, and her husband Clark, St. Louis; a sister, Selma Norton, Sedalia; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Wagner Bloess; and a brother, Herman E. "Bud" Bloess, Jr.

DOUGLAS H. JEFFERY 7/2/15


Douglas “Doug” H. Jeffery, age 55, of Odessa, died Tuesday, June 30th, 2015.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, July 4th at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 3rd from 5:00-8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family in care of Regena Jeffery. 
 
In addition to his wife, Regena Beth (Quigley) Jeffery, and parents, Forrest O. and Mary Marceline (Zey), he is survived by two children, Heather Khan and husband Chris of Odessa, MO and Brandon Jeffery of Odessa, MO; three grandchildren, Aden, Eli and Merik Khan of Odessa, MO; three brothers, Robert Jeffery and wife Kim of Odessa, MO, Mark Jeffery and wife Teresa of Independence, MO and Bryan Jeffery and wife Melissa of Odessa, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

RANDY LEE DYER 7/3/15


Randy Lee Dyer, age 52, of Odessa, died Sunday, June 28th, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be at 1:00pm on Tuesday, July 7th, at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery in Kansas City, MO.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 6th from 6:00-8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family in care of the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home.  
 
In addition to his wife Pam of Odessa, MO and father Larry Dyer of Oak Grove, MO, he is survived by six children, Joseph Dyer and wife Nikki of Odessa, MO, Tosha Dyer of Odessa, MO, Brandon Dyer of Odessa, MO, Victoria Dyer of Warrensburg, MO, Casey Dyer and wife Evanna of Independence, MO, and Kandis Dyer of Odessa, MO; four grandchildren, Gracie Ludeke, Michael Bolinger, Landon Linkhart, Brynn Dyer and a grandchild to arrive soon ; two brothers, Larry Dyer and wife Paula of Scranton, Kansas and Michael Dyer of Mission, KS; one sister, Peggy Dyer of Odessa, MO; and many nieces and nephews. 
 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Beulah May (McCaslin).

MARIETTA ORENDER 7/1/15


Marietta Orender, age 54, of rural Malta Bend, died Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 7th at Waverly Assembly of God Church in Waverly. Burial will be in Waverly Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Waverly Assembly of God Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. 

In addition to her husband, Tim; she is survived by one daughter, Mary Lovelace and husband Monty of Scottsbluff, Nebraska; two grandchildren, Timothy and Andrew; five siblings: Scott Merrifield of Higginsville, Christi Ferguson of the state of Michigan, Stacey Davis of the state of California, Tania Hagie of the state of Florida, and Sam Davis of Oak Grove; as well as many nieces and nephews.

ROY J. MARTENS 6/30/15


Roy J. Martens, 94, of Concordia, MO, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, July 4th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia. Burial with military rites will be held in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Concordia.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:30pm on Friday, July 3rd at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, The Lutheran Good Shepherd Home or Concordia Fire & Ambulance District Fund.

Survivors include three sons, Roger Martens and wife, Lois, of Concordia, Larry Martens and wife, Debbie, of Blue Springs, MO and James Martens and wife, Barb, of Emma, MO; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Elva Rehkop of rural Concordia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John H. Martens and Ella Schlesselman Martens, and wife, Edna Kuecker, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Denise Martens; two brothers, Ralph and Hobert Martens; and two sisters, Lorna Martens and Verna Martens.

DELORES DAHLOR BALK 6/30/15


Delores “Faye” Dahlor Balk, age 78, of Odessa, died Monday June 29th, 2015.
 
A visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00pm on Saturday, July 11th at First United Methodist Church in Odessa. A private family inurnment will take place at a different time. 

Memorials are suggested to VITAS Hospice in Kansas City, MO. Arrangements are under the direction of Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa.
 
In addition to her husband, Raymond, she is survived by three daughters, Debbie Ring and husband Clark of Holden, MO, Diana McCarthy and husband Dennis of Mayview, MO and Melinda Smith and husband Randy of Odessa, MO; six grandsons, Brian Ring and wife Jessica of Holden, MO, Derrick Ring and wife Molly of St. Joseph, MO, Andrew McCarthy of Columbia, MO, Kyle McCarthy and wife Liz of Odessa, MO and Cory and Christopher Smith of Odessa, MO; one great granddaughter, Adley McCarthy; two sisters, Sarah Brown of Richmond, MO and Lorene “Rennie” Hicks and husband Ralph of Odessa, MO; brother in law, Bill Dahlor and wife Martha of Odessa, MO; and many nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to her parents, Roy Lee and Sallie Sarah (Anthony) Hughes, and first husband, Douglas Dahlor, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Lee Roy, Sigal, Walter and Gene Hughes; and two sisters, Virginia Castell and Dorothy McFail.

LAWANA COLLEEN CASNER 6/30/15


Lawana Colleen Casner, age 83, of Carrollton, died Monday, June 29th, 2015.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice or to Carroll House.

Arrangements are under the direction of Foster Funeral Chapel in Carrollton.

FRANK FORMENTO 6/29/15


Frank Formento, age 83, of Macon and formerly of Marceline, died Saturday, June 27th, 2015.

No services will be held. Burial will be at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline.
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