Obituaries May 6th

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Danny Ray Welter
1944 – 2019

Danny Welter, 74, of Savannah, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at his residence.

Danny was born on May 23, 1944 in St. Joseph, to the late Alfred and Gloria Welter. He was a graduate of Savannah High School. He was married to Pootie Welter for 17 years and from this union they had three children. In his career, he retired from Mead Products, was a truck driver and enjoyed farming. He was an avid deer hunter and had a love for restoring Allis Chalmers tractors. He could always be seen with his constant companion, his dog, Comanche.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Welter was preceded in death by his son; Danny Ray Welter Jr. and sisters; Gloria Douglas and Jeanette Griggs.

Danny is survived by his son; Lonnie (Lori) Welter, daughter; Kelli (Jeff) Linch, nieces; Megan Douglas and April (Corry) Bowers.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, Monday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel followed by a graveside service and interment at Ashland Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either Mosaic Hospice or the St. Joseph Animal Shelter.


Wayne Cook
1956 – 2019

Wayne Cook, 63, of St. Joseph, passed away May 4, 2019.

Wayne was born on March 23, 1956, in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Walter & Barbara (Russell) Cook Bougher. He was a bus driver for the City of St. Joseph.

Surviving family includes: daughters, Briana Cook (Chris Morgan), Melissa Martin (Joseph Donaldson); brothers, David Donelson (Nora Guzewicz) and Ken Cook; six grandchildren.

Per his wishes, Mr. Cook has been cremated.

Visitation: 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel in St. Joseph.


Shelley R. Dunaway
1954 – 2019

Shelley R. Dunaway, 64, of Hiawatha, died May 3, 2019, at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha