Obituaries April 8th

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Donald “Leon” Culp
1924 – 2019

Wathena, Kansas – Donald “Leon” Culp, 94, of Wathena, Kansas passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Wathena Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Leon was born on April 24, 1924 in Fortescue, Missouri to Tilman & Annie (Robinson) Culp.

He served in the U.S. Army & was a member of the American Legion post #161 & the First Baptist Church of Wathena, Kansas. He worked for Richmond Screw & Anchor as a spot welder. Leon married Gary Lou Krumme on June 10, 1950 in Troy, Kansas. She preceded him in death on August 14, 2013. He was also preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers & 1 sister.

Survivors: Daughter, Linda Morehead, St. Joseph, Missouri; Son, Arley (Patty) Culp, St. Joseph, Missouri; 5 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great grandchild; Nieces & nephews.

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena, Kansas. Visitation: 6-8 Wednesday evening at the funeral home, where friends may call after 9 A.M. Wednesday. Burial: Bellemont Cemetery, Wathena, Kansas. Where there will be military honor’s under the auspices of the American Legion Post #161. Memorials: Wathena EMS


Judith Irene Logston
1947 – 2019

Judith Irene Logston, 71, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 at her home.

She was born August 27, 1947 in rural Buchanan County, MO, She graduated from Faucett High School and Hillyard Vocational with a degree in Nursing. She married Dale Logston on August 7, 1967 in Savannah, MO. She worked at Saxton Care Centers as a LPN. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and crafts. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Judith was preceded in death by husband, Dale Logston on September 4, 2015, father, Chester Hayes and mother, Marjorie Hayes.

Survivors include, daughter, Beth (Austin) Wilhite of Saint Joseph, son, Steve (Brandy) Logston of Crab Orchard, NE, son, Scott (Jamie) Logston of Saint Joseph, brother, Dudley Martin of St. Joseph, sister, Linda Monney of St. Joseph, 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ms. Logston has been cremated under the care of Rupp Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolences and obituary at


Lilburn George
1952 – 2019

Lilburn George, 67, Raymore, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019, at home.
He was born February 26, 1952 in Pine Bluff, AR to Carmen (Looney) George.
Lilburn worked for the Shawnee Mission School District in maintenance.
Arrangements under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.


Barbara Joan Sellers
1944 – 2019

Barbara Sellers, 74, Bow, Washington, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 at The Groves in Independence, MO.
She was born July 23, 1944 in Wellington, KS to Cecil and Clara (Fasgold) Hay.
Arrangements under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.