WILLIAMS, John Monroe Williams, 43 years old, of Amity, MO. formerly of Atchison, KS. died Monday, January 3, 2005 at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.
Funeral services will be held at 2: 00 PM on Friday, January 7th, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Pat Sampson officiating. Burial will be in the Doniphan Cemetery, Doniphan, Ks. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Thursday at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Camp Quality, to help kids with cancer.
Mr. Williams was born on May 5, 1961 in Atchison, KS., the son of Frank and Rosemary (Pantle) Williams. He attended Atchison schools. Mr. Williams worked as a contractor, floor installer for Floors and More, Olathe, KS. He attended Oak Christian Church, Amity, MO, was a SAL member of the American Legion, Post # 6, Atchison, Ks. and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and the outdoors.
Mr. Williams was married to Samantha Whetsell on December 26, 2004, in Amity, MO. Samantha survives of the home. Additional survivors include; two sons; Alexander Raine Whetsell, and Jonden Williams, of the home, a daughter, Johnna Williams, St. Joseph, MO., his mother and step-father, Rosemary and Bill Bowen, Atchison, KS. a brother, George Snopak, Okalahoma, three step brothers; William Bowen, Jr., Tennessee, Thomas Ray Bowen, Phillipsburg, KS. Tony Bowen, Leavenworth, KS. three step sisters; Beverly Eller, Gaylord, KS., Mary Mosher, Atchison, Ks., and Joy Lackey, Phillipsburg, KS., a granddaughter, Alexis Williams, St. Joseph, MO., aunts, uncles, and cousins. His father, one step brother, James Bowen and a half brother, Rick Williams preceded him in death.
DEMPSEY, Lori Ann Dempsey, 40, Atchison, KS passed away Saturday, January 1, 2005 at her home.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Fr. Gerard Senecal, O.S.B. officiating. Burial at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00- 8:30 PM Tuesday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.
Miss. Dempsey was born march 23, 1964 in Fair Fax, Virginia, the daughter of Ronald L. and Sheila M. (Wright) Dempsey. She graduated from Helen Davis School in St. Joseph, MO. She participated in the 1980 and 1981 Special Olympics Games competing in relays and discus. Lori enjoyed seek and find puzzles, coloring, Elvis Presley music and she loved collecting carousels.
Survivors include her mother Sheila Dempsey of Atchison, KS. Sisters Nena Miller of Atchison, Jima L. Quillin of Atchison, and Melissa Sutton and her husband Mike of Savannah, MO. Maternal grandmother Myrtle Dynes and several aunts’ uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father Ronald L. Dempsey on March 31, 2004, sister Diane Sproat on September 24, 1991. Paternal grandparents Ella Margaret and Raymond L. Dempsey. Maternal grandfather James W. Wright.
SERVAES, Amanda Lynn Dillon Servaes, 15, of Atchison, KS, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2004 at her home.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am, Monday, Jan. 3, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, KS with Rev. Jeff Cochran, Pastor of the Effingham Union Church officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005 from 7-8:30 PM at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions in memory of Amanda are suggested to the Lissencephaly Network or the Effingham Union Church and may be left in care of the funeral home.
She was born June 14, 1989, in Atchison, the daughter of Judi and Charles Servaes. Amanda attended Atchison County Community Schools in Effingham. She has lived in the Effingham and Atchison area all of her life. Amanda was a true gift from the Lord and was a blessing to her family. She enjoyed listening to music.
Along with her parents Amanda is survived by two brothers, Dillon and Jordan, of the home. Maternal grandparents Ruth & Richard Dillon, Effingham, KS, paternal Grandmother Rosemary Servaes, Atchison, KS. Longtime caregivers, DiAnn Shughart & Patty Bendure, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Amanda was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Louis Servaes.
SULLIVAN, Richard Theodore Sullivan, 79 years old, of Atchison, KS., died Wednesday, December 29th, 2004 at the Atchison Hospital, Atchison, Ks.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John’s Church Cemetery, Potter, KS. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Monday, Jan. 3, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS Memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison Medicalodge Activity Fund, or the Trinity Lutheran School Grant Fund.
Richard was born on September 23, 1925 in Atchison, Ks. the son of Edward A. and Marie L. (Harrison) Sullivan. He was a World War II U.S. Army-Air force veteran. He worked as a safetyman for the former Rockwell International for 32 years before retiring in 1988. Mr. Sullivan was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where he had served on the finance board, as an usher, a Kennedy Caller, and was a member of Pastor’s Adult Bible Study Class. He was a member of the Fleming-Jackson-Seever American Legion Post # 6, Atchison, Ks. Mr. Sullivan had coached little league baseball, severed on the Board of Directors of the Atchison Recreation Dept. was an avid sports fan, supporter of the River Rats Wrestling Club, and Red Raven Sports Program. He enjoyed calling bingo as a volunteer at Medicalodge for many years.
Richard was married to Marie K. Kruse on November 4, 1944 in Atchison, Kansas. Mrs. Sullivan survives of the home in Atchison. Additional survivors include two sons; Brad and his wife Jerlyn Sullivan, Troy, KS., and Randall and his wife Cathy Sullivan, Lenexa, KS., three daughters; Connie and her husband Robert Mullen, Atchison, KS., Sue and her husband Melvin Schuler, Atchison, Ks., and Beth and her husband Bill Norris, Atchison, KS., nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. His parents, a son, Barry L. Sullivan, 1989, and a brother, and two sisters preceded him in death.
HENDERSON, Dorothy C. Henderson, 98, Atchison, KS passed away Monday, December 27, 2004 at Atchison Senior Village.
No Services are planned. The body has been cremated under the direction of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home.
Survivors include a son, Charles Edward Henderson and a grandson.
ZABEL, Arthur C. Zabel, 80 years old, formerly of Atchison, KS. died Friday, December 24, 2004 at the Country Care Home, Easton, KS
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 28th, 2004 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Robert Ziegler, Officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Monday, Dec. 27th, 2004 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran School Grant Fund or the Trinity Lutheran School Endowment Association.
Mr. Zabel was born on February 26, 1924 in Atchison, KS. the son of Julius William and Mary Beatrice (Kauffeld) Zabel. He had attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School, and graduated from Atchison County Community High School, Effingham, KS. in 1942. Mr. Zabel was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1944-1946. He worked as a supervisor for General Motors retiring in 1988 after 35 years. Mr. Zabel was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, where he had helped teach an adult bible class, was a member of Pastor’s Adult Bible Class. He was a member of the Fleming-Jackson-Seever-American Legion Post # 6, and Veterans of Foreign Wars # 1175, Atchison, KS. Mr. Zabel attended many coffee clubs in town, and enjoyed gardening.
Art was married to Lorinda H. Rabe on June 30, 1946 in Fremont, NE. She preceded him in death on April 10, 1999. He was later married to Katherine Kasik on June 14, 2000. Survivors include his wife, Katherine (Kasik) Zabel, Medicine, NE., two son’s; Larry Zabel, Atchison, KS., and Rev. Richard Zabel, Wichita, KS., a brother, Norbert Zabel, Tuscon, AZ., two sisters; Gertrude Tolliver, Rollie, NC., and Claire Johnson, Wentzville, MO., five grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. His parents, 1st wife, two brothers, Clarence and Walter Zabel, and a sister, Dorothy Zabel, preceded him in death.
KRUGER, Ferdinand L. “Caddy” Kruger, III, 49 years old of Atchison, Ks. died unexpectedly on Monday, December 20th, 2004 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 23rd, 2004 at the First Christian Church with Rev. Lee Hendon officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 PM on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd, 2004 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Boy Scout Troop 92, Atchison, KS. and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Kruger was born on June 9, 1955 in Sabetha, KS., the son of Ferdinand L. “Larry” and Mildred (Bergmann) Kruger. Caddy graduated from Trinity Lutheran Grade School, and Atchison High School in 1973. He had attended for short time St. Paul’s Lutheran College; Concordia, MO. Mr. Kruger had co-owned and operated the former Richferd Bakery in Atchison for approx. 5 years. He also co-owned and operated the Country Side III, where he worked as a salesman, and real estate agent. Mr. Kruger was a member of the First Christian Church, a member of the Son Rise Men’s Breakfast Club. He was a very active Boy Scout Leader, serving as Scoutmaster of Troop 92, sponsored by the First Christian Church. Caddy also served, as the Learning for Life Coordinator, the Pony Express Council NYT Trainer, was an Honorary Warrior in the Tribe of Mico-Say, and had held various offices, including Cub Master for Pack 92. He had received the Kanza District Award of Merit, Scouter Award, had graduated from Wood Badge and served on Wood Badge Staff. Caddy also enjoyed golf, horseshoe pitching, and playing volleyball.
He was married to Dianna Johnson on Sept. 4, 1976 in Marysville, KS., She survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son; Jordon Kruger, of the home, his parents, Larry and Mildred Kruger, Atchison, KS., three sisters; Sue Sherffius, Atchison, KS., Cheryl Kroll, Tomball, TX., and Karrie Harrington, Olathe, KS., and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
WILLIAMSON, Forestyne M. Williamson, 94, Atchison formerly of Effingham, KS passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at Atchison Senior Village.
Graveside services will be at a later date. The body has been cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church and left in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Williamson was born April 6, 1910 in Weston, MO the daughter of Fred Wm. and Birdie Augusta (Baker) Everling. She attended Platte Valley Grade School and Weston High School. She was a resident of the Lancaster area for 30 years before moving to Effingham in 1989. She sold Stanley Household Products for over 26 years. Forestyne was a member of the Lancaster birthday club, the memorial club, and the card club. She was a member of the Precinct Democratic Committee for over 40 years.
Forestyne married William F. Williamson on June 26, 1929 in Lancaster, KS. He preceded her in death on March 30, 1997, she is also preceded in death by a sister Christine Baker and her parents.
Survivors include a sister Birdie Baker of Atchison, KS and numerous nieces and nephews.