Craig Mitchell Church, 53, Atchison, KS, drowned August 6, 2010 from possible cardiac complications while fishing at Dam 7.
Memorial services will be 1:30 PM, August 15, at Trinity Episcopal Church with Father Andrew Grosso officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Episcopal Memorial Garden. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Craig was born February 14, 1957 in Anchorage, AK, the son of John and Dee (Bond) Church. After graduating from Atchison High School he served with the US Army, worked at the Youth Center, the Colonial Nursing Center and Fort Leavenworth Officers Club. Medical conditions placed him on physical disability for the past 15 years. Craig enjoyed fishing especially with his grandson and nephew whenever possible.
Survivors include his parents, John and Dee Church; former wives, Debra Grandpre and Teresa Long; stepdaughter, Brandi Long and grandchildren.
Annette L. Marlatt, 87, of Atchison, KS, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2010 at the Atchison Hospital.
Mrs. Marlatt has been cremated and no services are scheduled at her request. The Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Annette was born June 16, 1923 in Atchison, the daughter of Arthur and Rose (Saggs) Ostertag. She graduated from Atchison High School and had worked as a clerk for the Selective Service System for 17 years, retiring in 1968. Annette volunteered for many years with the Atchison Hospital Auxiliary, working in its Thrift Shop and also with the Atchison Library.
Annette and Charles Milton Marlatt were married on November 23, 1967 and he preceded Annette in death on March 16, 1987. Annette was also preceded in death by her parents; stepson, Charles Milton Marlatt II; two brothers, Roy Ostertag and Adrian Ostertag.
Survivors include a daughter, Amy Rowland, Berkley Springs, WV; stepdaughters, Susan Krug and Priscilla Willmeth; brother, John Ostertag, St. Joseph, MO; sister, Catherine Armstrong, Atchison; four grandchildren and ten great-grandsons.
Vera Mae (Pike) Schwarzer, 88, of Lancaster, KS, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 7, 2010 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Schwarzer are suggested to the St. John’s Lutheran church and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Vera was born July 24, 1922 in Atchison County south of Lancaster, the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Volk) Pike. She attended grade school at Cain School and graduated from Atchison High School in 1940. Vera was a teacher for 4 years and a homemaker. She was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Sunshine Unit and several other organizations.
Vera married Walter ‘Pete’ Schwarzer on April 20, 1947 at the First Christian Church. He preceded her in death on January 17, 1988. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Raymond Pike and a sister Anna Belle Pike.
Survivors include a son, Donald Schwarzer, Lancaster, KS; daughter, Judy and son-in-law, Jerry Keimig, Kansas City, MO; brother, Warren ‘Bud’ Pike, Lancaster, KS; and two grandchildren, Jeri Ann Keimig, Brooklyn, NY and Jessica Schwarzer, Atchison, KS.
Ada Eylar, 88, Atchison, passed away, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, August 6, 2010 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Joseph Hansen, Carol Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Eylar are suggested to the Carol Baptist Church and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Ada was born September 13, 1921 in Atchison, KS, the daughter of the late William Joseph and Matilda ‘Mattie’ (Mount) Phillips. She had worked as a packer at Blair Milling for over 40 years and then at Waisner’s Clothing Store. Ada was an active member of the Carol Baptist Church and enjoyed helping with their missions. She enjoyed bowling and was one of the best dressed bowlers around. Ada liked a kept home and enjoyed cleaning.
Ada married Merle D. Eylar in Doniphan, KS in 1939. He preceded her in death in 1989. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Jim, Roy and Bill Phillips; and sisters, Viola Foottit, Grace McDonald and Maxine Graves.
Survivors include her sons, Gary and Lisa Eylar, Atchison and Daniel and Jan Eylar, Savannah, MO, 4 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Lynne H. Fitzpatrick, 71 of Effingham KS passed away Thursday July 29, 2010 at the Atchison Hospital.
Memorial Service will be 3:00PM Saturday July 31, 2010 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison KS with Reverend Larry Bowyer officiating. A private family burial of cremains will be at a later date. Family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home until 4:00pm. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society or Effingham swimming pool and may be left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at beckerdyer.com
Lynne was born October 23, 1938 in Minneapolis KS the daughter of Otis and Verna (Lott) Heberly. She was a member of the Episcopalian faith; she had worked at Wal-Mart, Atchison Leather Products and ran the gas station in Effingham. Lynne enjoyed demolition derbies, cross-stitching, game shows, genealogy, card games and nature. She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, musicals and plays and anything else they were involved in.
Lynne Heberly married Norman Keith Fitzpatrick on September 2, 1961 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis KS, he survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sons; Gary Fitzpatrick, Horton KS, Shane (Leann) Fitzpatrick, Effingham KS, one daughter, Lynne Elaine (Greg) Kurtz, Effingham KS, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Phillip and Larry Heberly and a sister; Anita Sue Heberly.