Obituaries March 5th

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Rickey Joe Shackelford
1948 – 2019

Rickey Joe Shackelford, 71, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019.
He was born January 26, 1948 in Stanberry, Missouri.

Rickey married Janet Lee Daniel October 26, 1968. She survives of the home. He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Stanberry, Missouri. Rickey was an accountant for AGP for 34 years, retiring in 2010.
He enjoyed reading, the outdoors, and his cats.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael Shackelford; brother-in-law, Kenny Bentley.
Additional survivors include brother, Roger Shackelford; brother-in-law, Johnny Daniel (Carol); sister-in-law, Linda Bentley; numerous nieces and nephews.

Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to The Friends of the Animal Shelter. Online guest book and obituary at


Jacqueline “Jacque” Sue Snider
1958 – 2019

Jacqueline “Jacque” Sue Snider,60, St, Joseph, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 1, 2019.
She was born May 8, 1958 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Jacque was a 1976 graduate of Central High School and a 1980 graduate of CMSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She formerly worked for Guaranteed Foods in Kansas City, as a small business owner and part–time bus driver in Mississippi, and most recently as an assistant manager for FedEx here in St. Joseph.
Known affectionately to her family as “Snak”, she was a bowler, a dog lover, a sports fan, and the go-to expert for family shrimp boils every 4th of July. She lived with her mother, Gene, here in town, and she loved and was loved by her family and all who knew her. A great conversationalist, Jacque hardly knew a stranger, and she had a reputation as one of the hardest-working, most loyal employees anyone had had the privilege to be around.

Jacque was preceded in death by her father, David Snider. She is survived by her mother, Gene Snider of the home; brother, Steve, St. Joseph; sister, Jennifer, Wisconsin; uncle and aunt, Bill and Lyn Chatman, Tennessee; aunts, Mary Chatman and Yvonne Miljak, Mississippi, uncle and aunt Rick and Judy Snider, Idaho; several cousins, nieces, a nephew, a great niece and two great nephews; and by her “family” of co-workers.

All family, friends, co-workers and others whose lives were touched by this wonderful lady are invited Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to attend Visitation 5:00 to 6:30 P.M. and Memorial Service 6:30 to 7:30 P.M., both at Renovation Church, 3822 Cook Rd. here in St. Joseph to reminisce, grieve, and support each other through this unfortunate time. Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.


William “Bill” Babcock, Sr
1939 – 2019

Bill Babcock, 79, of Stewartsville, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 4, 2019.

He married his wife of 60 years, Barbara “Bobbie” Babcock, on March 22, 1959 in St. Joseph. She passed away on December 21, 2018. Bill was the VP of Operations for MAC Equipment in Kansas City and Sabetha for many years. He was a member of Freeman Chapel and loved hunting and fishing.

Survivors: three children, Terry Robertson, Bill Babcock, Jr. (Sherri) and Jim Babcock (Merry Beth); seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sisters Artis Burton and Gayle Blake; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife, Bill is preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law Les Robertson.

Bill was cremated under the care of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Services will be at a later date.


Russell Barnes
1925 – 2019

Russell Barnes of Savannah passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at his residence.

Russell was born to Howard and Lorena (Coffee) Barnes on April 3, 1925 in Albany, Missouri. He married Mary Patrick on November 11, 1950 in Albany. She survives him of the home.

Russell owned and operated Barnes Body Shop in Savannah. He loved camping and the outdoors, especially in the Branson area.

Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by his parents, son; George Barnes and sister; Rita Barnes.

In addition to his wife of 68 years, he is survived by daughters; Ann Bougher, Cathy (Walt) Bowman, brothers; Ed (Nancy) Barnes, Gary (Helen) Barnes, sister; Janice Barnes, grandchildren; Amy Bowman, Becky Bowman, C.J. (Jessica) Bowman, Clint Barnes, Erin Robertson, Ricky Bougher, great-grandchildren; Jay Bowman, Kaysha Hufford, Taryn Robertson, Kirsten Hufford, Macray Brooks, Laynie Robertson, Josh Hufford, Jaden Bowman, Jillian Bowman, Lindsey Prince and Ryan Barnes; five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service 2:00 PM Thursday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at the Savannah Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice in Mr. Barnes memory.