O'TRIMBLE FUNERAL HOME, NORTONVILLE, KANSAS
STANSELL, Rhoda Victoria Stansell, 98, Nortonville, KS passed away Monday, September 20, 2004 at Village Villa Care Center, Nortonville, KS.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday September 23, 2004 at Nortonville Christian Church with Pastor LeRoy Riley officiating. Burial at Nortonville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 AM Wednesday at O’Trimble Funeral Home of Nortonville, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Nortonville Christian Church in care of the funeral home.
Mrs. Stansell was born April 9, 1906 in Huntsville, AR the daughter of James R. and Alice (Bolinger) Bowman. She attended grade school at Whorton Creek, Arkansas. She was a member of Nortonville Christian Church. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, sewing, quilting, cooking, and she loved her family.
She married George W. “Asbury” Stansell on December 27, 1920 in Huntsville, AR. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1973, she was also preceded in death by her sons George Stansell and Luther Stansell, an infant daughter, great grandson, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and her parents.
She is survived by her sons Jim Stansell, Frank Stansell. Daughters Alpha Cohoon, Rita Navinsky, Jean Langworthy, Kay Emmerich, Eva Lee Whitecotton, Irma Sweet and Margaret Schuler. 23 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren
POTTS, Mary June Potts, 77, of Atchison, KS, died Friday, September 17, 2004 at the Atchison Senior Village Nursing Home.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Albright, officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS. Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Monday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Mary was born June 5, 1927 in Atchison the daughter of John and Irene (Johnson) Jones. She attended Atchison County Community High School in Effingham. Mary and John Potts were married April 28, 1944 in Leavenworth, Kansas. They moved to Montebello, CA in 1945 and made their home in California until 2001 when they moved back to Atchison. She worked for the All Power Aircraft Parts Manufacturing Company in Montebello, CA for 35 years as a supervisor.
Survivors include Mary’s husband, John Potts, of the family home; three daughters, Judy Powell of Atchison, Cheryl Deaton of California, and Shirley Smith of Rialto, CA; one sister, Irene Barker of Atchison; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.
CODY, Duane D.” Tom” Cody, 92 years old, of Atchison, Kansas died Thursday, September 9th, 2004 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2004 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Graveside services and burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Goff, KS at 2:00 PM on Saturday. Masonic services will be held at 6:30 PM on Friday, Sept. 10th, 2004 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 PM on Friday and for one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association.
Duane D. Cody was born on May 6, 1912 in Goff, KS, the son of David A. and Isabel (Postel) Cody. He attended schools in Goff, KS. Mr. Cody moved to Atchison in 1958 from Sabetha, KS. He worked as a kneeling ovens operator for the former Rockwell International, Atchison. He retired in 1975 after 27 years. Mr. Cody attended Trinity Lutheran Church and was a member of the Rushville Masonic Lodge #238.
Duane was first married to Bernice M. Nash on January 21, 1940. She preceded him in death in 1973. He was married to Dolly Turner Earl on January 7, 1974 in Atchison, KS. She survives of the home in Atchison, KS. Additional survivors include; two step sons, Donald Earl, and Richard Earl, Atchison, KS, a step-daughter, Mrs. Linda Banker, Nortonville, KS, three brothers; Arlet D. Cody, Dallas, Texas, Jack Cody, Topeka, KS, and Ivan D. Cody, Jackson, Mississippi, two sisters, Ethel Sewell, Houston, Texas, and Shirley Guthrie, Aurora, CO., and several step grandchildren. His parents, two sons, David and Ronald Cody; three stepsons, Robert Earl, Jerry Earl, and Mike Earl, and three sisters, preceded him in death.
O'TRIMBLE FUNERAL HOME, NORTONVILLE, KANSAS
O'NEAL, Vivian M. O’Neal, 94 years old, of Nortonville, Ks. died Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at the Village Villa Nursing Home, Nortonville, Ks.
Funeral services are will be held at 11:00 AM. on Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 at the United Methodist Church, Nortonville, with Rev. Dean Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Nortonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 Am until time of service on Friday at the United Methodist Church, Nortonville. Friends may call from 1:00 until 5:00 PM on Thursday at the O’Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville, Ks. Memorial contributions are suggested to United Methodist Church, Nortonville, or the bird aviary at the Village Villa Nursing Home, Nortonville, Ks.
Vivian M. Cope was born on November 11, 1909 in Bigelow, KS., the daughter of Harry M. and Brita (Graham) Cope. Mrs. O’Neal was a housewife and homemaker, a member of the Nortonville United Methodist Church, bible study group, the Garden Club of Nortonville, Homemakers Club, Weight-watchers club. She operated her own ceramic shop out of her home and enjoyed quilting and crocheting.
She was married to Marvin D. O’Neal on August 19, 1930 in Topeka, KS.. Mr. O’Neal preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1985. Survivors include two sons; Marvin “ Pat” O’Neal and his wife Pattie, of Sun City West, AZ., and Michael Dan O’Neal and his wife Barbara, Maryville, MO., a daughter, Polly Landis and her husband, Frank, of Lincoln, NE., and three grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
CLINE, Charles L. “Doc” Cline, 98 years old, of Atchison, KS died Friday, September 3, 2004 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MO.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at 1:30 PM at the Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, NE. The family will receive friends on Monday, September 6, 2004 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Atchison Medicalodge Activities Fund and left in care of the funeral home. The body has been cremated.
Charles “Doc” Cline was born on September18, 1905 at Potter, KS the son of Charles and Elizabeth “Lucius” Cline. He got his education in the rural Atchison county area and graduated from Potter High School in 1923.”Doc” moved several times during his lifetime. His first wife Dorothy Binkley died while the couple was living in St. Louis, MO. While still living in St. Louis, Mr. Cline met and married Agnes Corte. After having lived for 18 years in St. Louis, the family moved to Waverly, NE for the next twenty-one years. His wife, Agnes died in January of 1980 while they were still living in Waverly. Mr. Cline came back to this area and 2001. “Doc” worked for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad for 24 years as a foreman in the bridge and building department of the company. Mr. Cline was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over seventy years. His other greatest interest was visiting with people.
Surviving Mr.Cline is one step-daughter, Elvira Wollen of Ashland, NE; Two Sisters Ruth Durkin of Atchison and Susie Durkin of Eudora, KS; Three grandchildren, Leonard and Orville Funk and Glenda Dawson all from Weston, MO and four step-great granddaughters. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding Mr.Cline in death are his parents, one daughter, Mabel Fulk, four brothers Orville, Clarence, Donald and Barney Cline and one sister Mary McClure.
ERPELDING, Dennis Michael Erpelding, 40 years old of Atchison, KS, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, northwest of Atchison.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, September 4, 2004 at St. Louis Good Intent Chutch with Fr. Benjamin Tremmel, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Louis Church Cemetery, Good Intent Community, northwest of Atchison. Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Friday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home where an evening prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions in memory of Dennis are suggested to his children’s education fund.
Dennis was born May 11, 1964 in Eden, Kansas, the son of Raymond and Helen (Majewski) Erpelding. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School in Effingham and from Northeast Kansas Area Vo-tech in Atchison as a journeyman electrician. He later received his Master Electrician upon passing his board examination. Dennis worked with his father, Raymond, in their electrical business for over 20 years. He also worked at Atchison Casting as an electrical supervisor for 14 years until 1997. He was currently working as an electrician at Griffin Wheel Electrical in Kansas City, Kansas. Dennis enjoyed being involved with his children’s sports and helped out with the Red Raven Sports of Atchison. He also enjoyed playing golf, fishing and hunting.
Dennis and Cindy McCartney were married on Oct. 29, 1988 in Las Vegas, NV.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy Erpelding of the home; two sons, Joshua and Jacob Erpelding, both of the home; one daughter, Veronica Erpelding of the home; his parents, Raymond and Helen Erpelding of Atchison; Paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Erpelding of Atchison; three brothers, Mark Erpelding of Crestview, FL, Luke and Pete Erpelding, both of Eden, KS; and two sisters, Karen Riedmiller of Mulvane, KS and Donna Sudduth of Augusta, KS.
SWOYER, James F. Swoyer, Jr., 81 years old of Oskaloosa, Ks. died Sunday, August 29, 2004 at the Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, KS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2004 at the United Methodist Church, Oskaloosa, KS. with Rev. Sharon Chapel Brown, and Rev. Fred Leimkuhler officiating. Burial will be in the Hull Grove Cemetery, Winchester, KS. Oskaloosa Masonic Lodge # 14 will conduct Masonic graveside services. Friends may call from 9 am until 4:00 PM on Wednesday at the O’Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville, Ks. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 at the United Methodist Church, Oskaloosa. The family suggest memorials be given to the Kansas Crippled Children’s Association, or the Shriners Children’s Hospital and may be left or sent to the O’Trimble Funeral Chapel, Nortonville. On-line condolences may be given at www.beckerdyer.com under Mr. Swoyer’s obituary.
James F. Swoyer, Jr. was born on Feb. 19, 1923 in Lawrence, Ks. the son of James F. and Hazel N. (Baker) Swoyer, Sr. He moved to Oskaloosa, Ks at an early age and attended grade school, and graduated from Oskaloosa High School. Mr. Swoyer graduated from the University of Kansas, Lawrence and received his Law Degree from K.U. in 1952. Mr. Swoyer was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran. He was an attorney at law in Oskaloosa practicing over 52 years. He had served as the Jefferson County Attorney for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Swoyer also formerly owned and operated “ The County Seat Variety Store” in Oskaloosa for 22 years. Mr. Swoyer was a member of the United Methodist Church, Oskaloosa, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the American Legion Post, was a 32nd Degree Mason, a 50 year member of the Oskaloosa Masonic Lodge # 14, and a member of the Scottish Rites, Lawrence, Ks.. He was a former board member of the Kansas Crippled Children’s Association and had previously served as Mayor of Oskaloosa. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and especially his grandchildren.
Mr. Swoyer was married to Martha Ann Truman on July 13, 1952 in Hickman Mills; MO. Mrs. Swoyer survives of the home in Oskaloosa, Ks. Additional survivors include a son, Karl and his wife Melynda Swoyer, Winchester, KS. a brother, John Swoyer, Winchester, KS., a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Brammell, Lawrence, KS., four grandchildren including; Sara Ann Swoyer, Jacob F. Swoyer, Samuel L. Swoyer, and Andrew T. Swoyer, all of Winchester, KS. His parents and one sister, Marian Brinson preceded him in death.
KESSLER, Alida E. (Brown) Kessler, 93 years old, life-long resident of Denton, KS., died Thursday, August 26th, 2004 at the Atchison Senior Village, Atchison, Ks. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, August 29th, 2004 at the Denton United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Denton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Saturday, Aug. 28th, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Denton United Methodist Church. On-line condolences may be sent at www.beckerdyer.com.
Alida Elizabeth Brown was born on December 27, 1910 in Denton, Ks, the daughter of Richard Wm. and Edith Lou (Cox) Brown. She graduated from Denton High School in 1929. Mrs. Kessler worked for 59 years at the Bank of Denton, Ks., retiring in January 1989 as vice president of the bank. She was co-owner of an insurance business with Thomas Roberts of Denton. Mrs. Kessler also prepared income tax for people for over 40 years. She was a member of the Denton United Methodist Church, and member for over 50 years of the Kansas Bankers Association. Mrs. Kessler loved fishing, playing sports, especially basketball. She was voted MVP of 1929 Doniphan County Tournament, and played for several teams following graduation.
She was married to Raymond C. Kessler on February 22, 1932 in Savannah; MO. Mr. Kessler survives of the home in Denton. Additional survivors include two nieces, Barbara L. Craft, Emporia, KS. and Dr. Barbara Davis, Lewiston, ID., a nephew, Ron Kessler, Austin, TX., two great nephews, David Craft, Manhattan, KS., and Brian Craft of Santa Cruz, CA. and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Lynn (1929) and Jesse Brown (1992), and a stepfather, Ben H. Denton, 1936.
BRADLEY, Holly Nicole Bradley, 19 years old, of Atchison, KS. died Tuesday morning, August 24, 2004 from an automobile accident on U.S. Hwy 59, just north of the Rushville, Mo. exit.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 28th, 2004 at St. Benedicts Church with Fr. Gerard Senecal, O.S.B. as Celebrant. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison, KS. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, August. 27th, with visitation with family to follow at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home until 9:00 PM. Memorial contributions are suggested to her daughter’s education fund.
Holly was born on December 24th, 1984 in Atchison, Ks. the daughter of Loren “Skip” and Julie (Lutz) Bradley, Jr. She graduated from the Atchison County Community High School, Effingham, Ks. in 2003. She was attending the School of Cosmetology at Vatterott College, St. Joseph, Mo. and was due to graduate in October of this year. Holly worked as an associate at Wal-mart, Atchison for over 2 ½ years. She enjoyed riding four wheelers, and recently had started crocheting. Holly was not married, but her significant other, and father of her daughter, Rick Thompson survives of the home. Additional survivor’s include her daughter, MacKenzie Nicole Bradley Thompson, of the home, her parents, Loren “ Skip” and Julie (Lutz) Bradley, Jr., Atchison, Ks., two brothers, Jason Bradley, Smithville, Mo., and Ryan Bradley, Manhattan, Ks., maternal grandparents; Marge and Barry Willis, Glendale, AZ., paternal grandparents, Loren and Lola Bradley, Atchison, Ks., and Paternal Great Grandmother, Irene Blankenship, Atchison, Ks.,