Obituaries February 8th

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Darlene B. Bowman
1961 – 2019

Darlene Bowman, 57, of St. Joseph, passed away February 5, 2019.

She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and a past member of the local American Business Women’s Association. She enjoyed crafting, painting and was an excellent cook. Darlene loved spending time with her church family and her grandchildren.

Preceded in death: son, Nathan William Bowman.

Survivors: daughter, Natasha Roberts; parents, John and Martha (Chaney) Anderson; brother, Darrell Anderson (Martha); grandchildren, Austin Roberts, Darian Roberts, Emily Bowman, Kendal Starke and Logan Swope.

Memorial Service: 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Peter Lutheran Church.


Patsy J. Dallas
1946 – 2019

Patsy J. Dallas, 72, of Hoyt, died Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the North Care Hospice in Kansas City, Missouri.

She was born April 15, 1946 in Fresno, California, the daughter of Frank and Pauline Grimes Hunt.

Patsy attended the Denison Bible Church. She was an author, an accomplished artist and a great homemaker. She loved gardening.

She married Harold J. “Jerry” Dallas on September 4, 1965. He preceded her in death on December 7, 2016.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter-in-law, Anna Dallas, six brothers, Bill Hunt, Ernest Hunt, Jim Hunt, Jack Hunt, Floyd Hunt and Kenneth Hunt, and two sisters, Annilee Hunt, who died in infancy, and Barbara.

Survivors include three sons, Frank Dallas and wife Richie, Tuscaloosa, AL, Brian Dallas, Kansas City, MO and Jeremy Dallas and wife Michelle, Soldier; two brothers, George “Bubba” Hunt, Soldotna, AK and Gilbert Hunt, Kenai, Alaska; four grandchildren, Jeremy Michael Dallas, Kendra Mary-Katherine Dallas, Logan Robert-Thomas Dallas and Rose Shirly Abrau and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 11th at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in the Topeka Cemetery. Patsy will lie in state after 10:00 a.m. Sunday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.


Raymond W Anslinger
1932 – 2019

Raymond Wendel Anslinger, 86, of Savannah, MO formerly of Atchison, KS, and Wichita, KS passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019, at LaVerna Senior Living, Savannah, MO.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS, with Rev. Michael Strickland officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita, KS. Memorials are suggested to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

Raymond was born August 21, 1932 in Atchison, KS, the son of Albert Anton and Lillian Mae (Hines) Anslinger. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1950, attended Washburn University, and then Wichita State University earning a BA in Education and then a Masters. Raymond served in the United States Army earning the rank of Major and in the Army Reserve earning the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He earned the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and many other medals in his thirty-five years of military service. Raymond was a member of The American Legion (Unit Commander), AHS Golden Grads, American Society of Training Directors (Past President), and the Association of US Army. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, crossword puzzles, RVing, and gardening.

Raymond married Erma Jean Ryan; she preceded him in death on October 17, 1990. He married Lila Ellen Cowley on February 15, 1992 in Savannah, MO, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include his daughters, Sheri (Dallas) Wolfe, Memphis, TN, Janet (Kevin) Crouch, Augusta, KS, and Wendi Turner, Andover, KS, his sister Linda (Danny) Garner, Haysville, KS, eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his infant son, Mark Anslinger.


Nancy (Shriver) Kuntz
1938 – 2019

Nancy (Shriver) Kuntz, 80, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph.
She was born May 2, 1938, in Maryville, Missouri. Nancy graduated from Maryville High School and attended Northwest Missouri State University.
She married Richard Karl “Dick” Kuntz on May 17, 1973. He survives of the home.
Nancy was a secretary for Missouri Western State College.
She was an outgoing member of the Moila Needles, Moila Golf, and the Moila Women’s Card Club. Nancy was an avid bridge player and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Edna (Sturm) Shriver, and sister, Dorothy Roberts.
Survivors also include her children, Susan Krofft, Chris Maris (Talisa), and Barbara Holland (Steve Stratton); grandchildren, Tyler Krofft, Cara McDowell, Caleb Maris (Angelique), and Hannah Maris (Neil Galas); great-grandchildren, June, Nolan, and Jack; brother, Jack Shriver (Carolyn); sister, Sue Propst (Ed); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. For those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the Moila Shriners Transportation Fund or the American Heart Association. Online guest book and obituary at