Obituaries March 7th

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Marjorie Mary Minnis
1933 – 2019

Marjorie Mary (McGrath) Minnis, 85, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away March 6, 2019.

Marjorie was born on July 27, 1933, in Waverly, Kansas to the late Harry and Effie (Fashing) McGrath.

Marjorie married D. Douglas Minnis on May 26, 1956. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Altar Society, Funeral Luncheon Committee and MWSU Faculty Wives. Marjorie was a pillar of faith and a strong supporter of Catholic education. She demanded of her children to always do their best, and finish what they started. She committed herself to her family and to the many children who called her Nanny.

In addition to her parents, Marjorie is preceded in death by her brother James McGrath. Surviving family includes husband Doug Minnis; children, Catherine Maurin (Steve), Kansas City, Kansas, and her children Stephen Maurin, Anne Maurin and Elizabeth Maurin; Stephen Minnis (Amy), Atchison, Kansas, and his children Matthew Minnis (Mary Katherine), Michael Minnis and Molly Minnis; Mary Margaret Gray (Neal), St. Joseph, Missouri, and her children Michael Evans (Becky), Mary Catherine Caskey (Aaron), Jane Gray and Joseph Gray; John Patrick Minnis (Angela), Overland Park, Kansas, and his children Jack Minnis, Andrew Minnis, Maggie Minnis and Michael Minnis; five great-grandchildren, Lucy, Oliver & Augie Evans, Catherine Caskey, Joseph Minnis; siblings, Donald McGrath, Dean McGrath, Philip McGrath, Patrick McGrath and Edward McGrath; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 AM Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri. Visitation: 9:00 AM Saturday; Parish Rosary: 9:40 AM Saturday, March 9, 2019, both at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

The family has requested that memorials be made to St. Francis Xavier School or Bishop LeBlond High School.


Janet M. Wiedmer
1950 – 2019

WATHENA,KANSAS – Janet M. Wiedmer, 68, of Wathena, Kansas passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Mosaic Life Care, surrounded by her family.

Janet was born on June 7, 1950 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Raymond and Marie Roseberry. She graduated from Central High School in 1968, attended and graduated from Platt Business School. Janet married Wayne Wiedmer on June 14, 1975. They had one son, Brent Wiedmer and spent their married life in Wathena, Kansas. She worked at the Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center as a Data Entry Operator before retiring in 2000.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond and her brother, David Roseberry. Janet is survived by her husband, Wayne of the home; their son, Brent (Heather) and grandsons; Brody and Blakely of Maysville, Missouri; her mother, Marie Roseberry of St. Joseph, Missouri; sisters; Gayle Roe, Judy (AJ) Wiedmaier and Lori Supple all of St. Joseph, Missouri; brothers; Roger (Anne) Roseberry of St. Joseph, Missouri; Rick (Judy) Roseberry of El Paso, Texas; sisters-in-law; Dawn Sellars of Stewartsville, Missouri; Sherrel (Billy) Coats of St. Joseph, Missouri; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Service: Friday, March 8, 2019 – 10:30 A.M.
At: First Baptist Church in Wathena
Visitation: family will receive friends Thursday evening 6-8 pm at the Harman Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena. Friends may call after 12 noon Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial: Bellemont Cemetery in Wathena, Kansas

Memorials: God’s Mountain, 14771 So. West Old Hwy, Rushville, MO. 64484.


Eugene Trace Heggestad
March 2, 2019

Eugene Trace Heggestad, 73, passed away March 2, 2019.

Survivors: wife Claudia; children, Hooker Heggestad and Christine Heggestad; grandchildren, Hank Heggestad and Lauren Salyer; many other relatives and friends.

Eugene has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Celebration of Life at a later date.