Obituaries March 10th

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Marilyn Joyce (Mounts) Bartels
1929 – 2019

Marilyn Joyce (Mounts) Bartels, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019.

She was born November 22, 1929, in Hannibal, Missouri. Marilyn married Eugene Bartels August 12, 1951. He preceded her in death December 30, 2012. She was a homemaker.
Marilyn was a member of Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, and the choir at Living Community of St. Joseph. She enjoyed sewing and was a wonderful pianist.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mabel (Robertson) Mounts and sister, Beverly Mounts.
Survivors include daughter, Karla Thies (Duane), St. Joseph, Missouri; granddaughter, Jennifer Thies, Trenton, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services are at 10 A.M. Wednesday, Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church. Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to The Gideons International or Huffman United Methodist Church. Online guest book and obituary at


Dolores Ann Helmich
1938 – 2019

Delores Ann Helmich 80, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at her home.

She was born November 28, 1938 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Freda and Thomas Parker Sr. She was a preschool and Kindergarten teacher at the South Park Christian Academy for 12 plus years teaching with her mother many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and many other children. Dolores was a long time member of the South Park Assembly of God, now called the River. She also attended her brothers church’s, Jesus Apostolic Holiness Church and the Cornerstone Community Church.

Dolores was preceded in death by husband, Henry Lawrence Helmich, her parents, son, Robert Allen Ferris, sister in law, Linda May Parker, sister, Shirley J. Hoffman. Survivors include, daughters, Patty Maxon of the home and Debbie Lynn Ferris, sons, Mark Helmich, Eddie Ferris, and Roger Ferris, brothers, Rev. Ronald (Mical) Parker, and Rev. Thomas Parker, grandchildren she raised: Ben (Roseanne) Helmich, Crystal Maxon, Erin Buckler, Erica Norris, Matthew Ferris, and Lora Armstrong, as well as many more grandchildren, great grandchildren, Malynn, Kaden, Traden, and Karissa.

Funeral services are pending at this time: The Interment will be at the King Hill Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the online obituary tribute fund at or in care of the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at


Linda K. (Nold) Graff

1945 – 2019

Linda K. (Nold) Graff, 73, of St. Joseph, passed away March 8, 2019.

Linda was born on November 27, 1945, in Savannah, Missouri to the late Louis, Sr. and Katherine (Heath) Nold (later, Katherine Patrick).

She was a 1963 graduate of Savannah High School. Linda was a self-employed painter for twenty years and retired as a sales associate, from Sherwin-Williams in January 2019, after twenty years of employment. Linda was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and the Overcomers Cancer Support Group. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping, traveling and attending concerts. She loved spending time with her loved ones.

In addition to her parents, Linda is preceded in death by brother, Paul Nold, Jr. and nephew, Paul Nold III.
Surviving family includes four daughters, Laura Edwards (Larry), Mary Tollenaar (David), Amy Ratcliff (Mike), Nancy Tewell (Joe); grandchildren, Andrew Edwards (Brianna), Abigail Edwards, Evan Tollenaar, Katherine Tollenaar, Avery Tewell and Merrick Ratcliff; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Patrick (Robin) and Curtis Nold; sister-in-law, Deanna Nold; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.