Obituaries March 1-7

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Helen Rose Binnicker
1923-2017

binnicker-helen-obitphotoHelen Rose Binnicker, 93, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at a local healthcare facility.
She was born November 17, 1923 in St. Joseph Missouri to Frederick and Edith (Durant) Hug. They preceded her in death.
Helen was a lifetime member of Brookdale Presbyterian Chuch. She was also a member of the Joyce Rae Patterson Kitchen Band and the Rainbow Club. Helen was a dedicated Christian, wonderful mother and loving grandmother.
She graduated from Central High School. Helen worked as a bank teller at US Bank until retiring, and then went to work for the Sheriff’s Department as a receptionist for over twenty years.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edwin John Binnicker.
Survivors include her daughter, Jeanette Skaith (John); granddaughters, Elizabeth Skaith and Jenny Larkin; grandson, Eric Vance; great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Jessica Larkin, Brianna Skaith, and Kenya Vance.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Monday, Brookdale Presbyterian Church. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The National Alzheimer’s Association. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Jeffery Allen Mason
1966-2017

unnamedJeffery Allen Mason, 50, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at his home. He was born November 11, 1966 in St. Joseph, Missouri son of the late Linda & Larry Mason. He attended Benton High School, and he worked at WRDCC Western Reception Diagnostic Correction Center as a Corrections Officer. He enjoyed woodworking, Lego’s, and Star Wars. He is survived by sons, Rion Mason (Cheyene) and Matthew Mason of Stewartsville, MO, granddaughter, Emma, sister, Lori Mason of St. Joseph, MO, nephews, Chris Mason and Kyle (Cassie) Mason, and several great nieces and nephews. He will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. There are no services scheduled at this time.

 
Robert Conger
1926-2017

cropped-8Robert “Bob” Lee Conger, 90, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at his residence.
Bob was born December 10, 1926 to Ralph and Hazel (Walker) Conger in St. Joseph. He lived most of his life in the St. Joseph area. He worked many years for Westab, from which he retired. He also spent nearly his whole life farming. On April 12, 1949, he married Gloria Waller. Bob enjoyed gardening, and he was always very dedicated to his work.
Preceding him in death are his parents and wife Gloria in 2011and son-in-law, Randy Ralston.
Survivors include his daughters, Judy Brown, of Stewartsville, Linda Ralston, of Dearborn, Tammie (Steve) Russell, of St. Joseph and Debbie (Ed) Harness, of St. Joseph; brother Charles Conger, of Cameron, Mo; eleven grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren’ three great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Clark-Sampson Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Ernst officiating. Interment will follow in Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, MO. Visitation will be after 12:00 noon Monday at Clark-Sampson Funeral Home where family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Online obituary and guestbook at www.clarksampson.com

Diana Jean Martinez
1945-2017

martinez-diana-obitphotoDiana Jean Martinez, 71, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017.
She was born June 28, 1945 in Lansing, Michigan to Arthur and Betty (Kemp) Edsall, they preceded her in death.
She was a laundry attendant at Gower Nursing Home until retirement.
Diana enjoyed watching all of her favorite TV shows and loved her dogs and horses.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Daniel J. Martinez; children, Russell and Doreen Epps; and sister, Kay.
Survivors include daughter, Cornia Lewis (Charles), Jeff Epps (Tanya); grandchildren, Carmela (Jon), Danielle (Nathan), Jessica, Jamie (Brian), Jeffrey II, Brett, Paul and Ryan; 21 great-grandchildren.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to funeral home to help defray funeral expenses or to donate online please visit Diane’s Tribute Page at www.meierhoffer.com and select Donate Now. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Rose Marie Miles (Icks)
1923-2017

Rose Marie Miles (Icks) was born Sunday, December 9th, 1923; and passed away Sunday, March 5th, 2017. Visitation Friday, March 10th, 2017, 10:00am – 11:00am. Located at Trinity Lutheran Church. Services Friday, March 10th, 2017, 11:00am;
officiating Rev. Robert Ziegler. Located at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment located at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Charles “Charley” Ira Ebling Sr.
1932-2017

Charles “Charley” Ira Ebling Sr. 84, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. He was born July 10, 1932 in St. Joseph, MO, son of the late Ora and Daniel Ebling. He served in the Army and is a veteran of the Korean War. He married Leona Pettijohn May 15, 1955, she survives of the home. He worked at Kelsey Nursery as a boy, Barton Feed Store, the St. Joseph Stockyards, he had a truck fleet, and retired from Seitz Meat Packing after 26 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and farming, and was a member of the Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church. Charley was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: Thomas, John. Daniel, and Virgil Ebling, two sisters, Melba Miller, and Betty Jean Ebling, granddaughter, Amanda Snethen Arnold, great granddaughter, Alia. Survivors include, wife, Leona A. Ebling of the home, sons, Charles Ebling (Brandy Stringhan), John Daniel Ebling (Autumn Westcott), Walter (Terry) Ebling, daughters, Nancy Mae (Rick) Thompson all of St. Joseph, and Charlene Fay (Rev. Daniel) Brown of St. Louis, MO, 24 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, brothers, Marvin (Caren) Ebling, and Kenneth Ebling.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm, on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. JoAnn Springs officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the King Hill Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Charles Ebling Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home.

Sherry Ann Greenly
1959-2017

unnamedSherry A. Greenly, 57, Topeka, Kansas formerly of Atchison, Kansas died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kansas.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Second Christian Church in Atchison, Kansas with Rev. Paul Kelley officiating. Interment will follow. Visitation with the family will be Monday, March 13th from 6:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home, Atchison, Kansas.
Sherry was born December 2, 1959 in Atchison, Kansas the daughter of Ed and Ann Birch Beadles. She graduated from Atchison High School in 1978. Following in her mother’s footsteps she then attended Northeast Kansas Area Vocational Technical School graduating as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Sherry practiced nursing in the Topeka community for 33 years, she loved caring for the elderly best of all. She really missed her elders and staff at Brewster Place most of all.
She and Kevin A. Greenly were united in marriage on February 2, 1989 in Lansing, Kansas and made their home in Topeka, Kansas.
Sherry was of the Christian faith. In her spare time she enjoyed making jewelry and especially enjoyed fishing. An avid sports fan, Sherry loved “March Madness” and the Chiefs football team.
Survivors include her husband, Kevin A. Greenly, of the couple’s home in Topeka, KS; two sons, Kevin A. Greenly, Jr., Topeka, KS; Trenton Alexander Greenly, Topeka, KS; two daughters, Brandi Nicole (Robert) Bartron, Topeka, KS; Bianca S. Greenly, Topeka, KS; two brothers, Michael Beadles, Topeka, KS; Mark Beadles, Denton, TX; two sisters, Bronna Woods, Kansas City, KS; Linda Crith, Topeka, KS and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She will always be remembered for her kindness to others and love of music.

Audrey Joan Roland
1932-2017

4151976_wlppAudrey Joan Roland, 84, of Hiawatha, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 5, 2017, at her home.
Audrey was born July 28, 1932 in Shawnee County, KS, adopted by W.P. and Phyllis Myers Howery and was a lifelong resident of the Hamlin-Hiawatha area. She grew up near Hamlin where she attended school, graduating from high school with the class of 1950. She was a Tupperware Manager for over 24 years prior to working at Wal-mart as department manager and later in the deli, for over 27 years. When she retired from Wal-mart, she enjoyed making cinnamon rolls when asked, a lot of times at no charge.
Mrs. Roland was a 4 H leader when the kids were small. Audrey was a longtime member of First Baptist Church where she was in charge of the funeral lunches for several years. She later attended the Christian Center and Eternal Hope Worship Center, both in Hiawatha. She also worked in the kitchen for the annual Thanksgiving meal provided to Hiawatha area families. Audrey was a friend to many, enjoyed helping if she thought there was a need.
She married Harry Roland, June 25, 1950, at Hamlin Baptist Church. They farmed northeast of Hamlin until 1969. They continued to live in the Hamlin area until moving to Hiawatha in 1979 where they have resided. He died February 6, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother Jessie; a son Michael; and a grand-daughter Lindsey Jones.
Survivors include her children: Debbie Roland, Bill and Sarah Roland, Joyce and Bill Butrick, Herb and Debbie Roland, Peggy Roland, all of Hiawatha, Phyllis and Lonnie Jones of Morrill; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Audrey’s life is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Tony French and Rich Lehmkuhl will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday where the family will meet from 6 until 8 that evening.
Memorial contributions are suggested to MS Association or BCDS, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., 66434.

Donald L. Lewis
1935-2017

lewis-donald-obitphoto-edited-1Donald L. Lewis, 82, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at his residence.
He was born February 28, 1935 to Chester and Ida May (Rapp) Lewis.
Donald married Joy Alders on May 30, 1955.
He was a 1953 graduate of Central High School where he participated in football and track. Donald worked at the former Modern Motors Ford Dealership and Beaty Grocery Warehouse. He retired as Senior Master Sergeant after 39 years in the Missouri Air National Guard and worked 31 of those years as a full time Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor. Donald was a veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. He was President of the St. Joseph Boys Baseball Association for 1 year and coached and managed many youth teams.
He enjoyed fishing, watching high school football, softball and any baseball games. Donald loved to travel with the Air National Guard and his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife.
Survivors include sons, Gary Lewis, St. Joseph and Brian Lewis (Gina) Elk River, Minnesota; daughter Ellen Jordan (Philip) St. Joseph; grandchildren Lee (Jessie) and Lynn Jordan, and Levi, Lauren, Emily and Cooper Lewis; brothers Lloyd R. Lewis, St. Joseph and David Lewis (Hope) Springfield, Missouri.
The family will gather with friends 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Missouri Department of Conservation, 701 James McCarthy Dr, St Joseph, MO 64507. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Robert D. Dickson
1928-2017

BENDENA,KANSAS – Robert Dickson, 88, of Bendena, Kansas died at his home on Monday, March 6, 2017.
Bob was born on November 3, 1928 in Washington, Kansas to William & Eunice (Diller) Dickson. He lived most of his life in Bendena, served in the U.S. Army. Bob was a mechanic.
He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bendena, Smithton Masonic Lodge #1 of Highland.
Bob married Ruby Clark on September 4, 1951 in Atchison, Kansas. She preceded him in death on May 21, 1994. He was also preceded by his parents and a sister, June Basel.
Survivors include his son, Dean Dickson (Helen) of Bendena;
Grandson, Laurence Dickson of Hiawatha, Kansas;
Granddaughter, Veronica Dickson of Bendena;
Brother, William Dickson of Culver, Kansas;
Sister, Betty Hagelbarger of the state of California;
Nieces, nephews, cousin and friends.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 10:00 A.M.
At: Harman Rohde Funeral Home in Troy, Kansas
Visitation: family will receive friends Wednesday evening 6-8 pm at the funeral home.
Inurnment: Moray Cemetery in Bendena
Memorials: DaVita Dialysis c/o funeral home

Kenneth L. Tilton
1959-2017

4153209_wlppKenneth Lane Tilton, 58, of Highland, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, at Highland Healthcare Center.
Kenny was born to the late Lloyd and Ella Elizabeth Dutton Tilton, January 22, 1959. Kenny lived his whole life in Doniphan County, KS. He graduated from Highland High School in 1978 prior to graduating from Highland Junior College with a degree in agriculture. He helped farm as he was growing up, and later worked at the local grocery store for more than 18 years.
On July 1, 1989, Kenny married Nancy Marie Terry and moved into Highland. Kenny participated in many community projects, loved airplanes, music, woodworking, making cotton candy, and above all, enjoyed making others laugh. He was a longtime member of United Methodist-Presbyterian Church of Highland.
Survivors include his wife Nancy of the home; (his pride and joy) daughter Ashley Marie Tilton of St. Joseph, MO; his sister Ellen Buser (Bob) of Sabetha, KS, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland, with Pastor Jerry Petering officiating. Private inurnment at a later date at Highland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services Wednesday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Highland United-Methodist Presbyterian Church, sent in care of the funeral home.

Delbert M. Larson
1935-2017

4153207_wlppDelbert M. Larson, 81, of Hiawatha, passed on March 6, 2017, at Hiawatha Community Hospital with family by his side. He was born November 13, 1935, one of three children of Fred and Geneva Webb Larson, at Horton, Kansas. He spent his early childhood on farms near Everest and Hamlin, Kansas. He graduated from Hamlin High School in 1953. He attended several colleges throughout his career, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Emporia State University and his Master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa.
Delbert began his teaching career at Fairview High School, teaching mathematics and science from 1959-1966. He continued his math and science teaching at Hiawatha High School from 1966-1996. He taught part-time at Midway and Doniphan West from 1996-2012. He had a passion for teaching and students, long after his retirement.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hiawatha; of NEA and KNEA teaching organizations. He had served with the 2nd BN, 130th FA, Kansas Army National Guard for nearly 10 years.
Delbert was married to Sharon Drozd. Four children were born to this union. They later divorced. He married Patricia Vaughn, August 18, 1973. Two children were born to this union. She survives at the home.
Also surviving are two sons: Gary Larson of Topeka, David Larson of Salina; four daughters: Sherry Jones (Bryan) of Topeka, Angela Thome (Ed) of Murray, Kentucky, Amy Larson of Hiawatha, and Sara Albers (Jeff) of Denton; nine wonderful grandchildren: Jennifer Jones, Joshua (Chelsey) Jones, Allison (Sam) Olker, Melissa Larson, Benjamin Thome, Brendan Larson, Alexander Thome, Emma Albers, and Dylan Albers; four great-grandchildren: Logan, Brooklynn, Isla, and Addison.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Della Pyle and Mary Margaret Meyer.
A Celebration of Delbert’s Life is planned for 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, at First United Methodist Church of Hiawatha, with Pastor Jacob Cloud officiating. Military honors a courtesy of the Brown County Veterans Honor Guard. Cremation will follow services with private family inurnment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.
Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Thursday where the family will meet with friends from 6 until 8 that evening.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, or toward the Delbert Larson Memorial Scholarship Fund for Hiawatha High School and Doniphan West High School, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.

Lavona Joyce (Ebling) Stone
1933-2017

stone-joyce-obitphotoJoyce(Ebling) Stone, 83, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at a local healthcare facility.
She was born March 13, 1933 to Elza and Genevieve (Bruce) Ebling, they preceded her in death.
Joyce graduated from Benton High School. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper.
Joyce was a born again Christian.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Stone; and sister Gloria Buckman.
Survivors include sister, Anita Pitluck (Jon); niece, Stacey Conaway; nephew, Rick Buckman; several great nieces and nephews.
Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

Luella May Kanacsky
1928-2017

unnamedLuella May Kanacsky 89, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Mosaic Life Care hospital. She was born January 6, 1928 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of Ora and Willis Deel. She graduated from Central High School and worked at Hirsch’s, J.C. Penney’s, and Venture she also worked as a transporter with the Missouri Methodist Medical Center. She was a great cook, who enjoyed sewing and gardening, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and would teach them how to cook. Luella was preceded in death by her parents, son, Dennis Kanacsky, brother, Earl Deel, and sister, Allene Geha. Survivors include, daughters, Joanie Geesing and Lorrie Kanacsky, son, Jon (Sharon) Kanacsky all of St. Joseph, MO, grandchildren: Lisa (Brian) Phipps, Nathan (Andrea) Kanacsky, Ryan Geesing, and Justin (Natalie) Geesing, great grandchildren: Kira, Kayla, and Michael Phipps, Skylar and Jackson Kanacsky, Graham and Charlotte Geesing, Eliana, Lucas and Jacob Geesing.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. A Graveside service and Interment will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, at the Mount Auburn Cemetery. Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society.