THOMAS, Bernice L. Thomas, 93, Atchison, KS passed away Sunday, December 19, 2004 at Atchison Hospital.
Graveside services are planned for a later date. The body has been cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to The Loaves and Fishes Ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church or the First Christian Church, both of Atchison,KS.
Mrs. Thomas was born July 22, 1911 in Potter, KS the daughter of Garnett and Letty Margaret(Martin) Cox. She attended school in Potter and graduated from Atchison High School. She married Albert L. Thomas on June 8, 1930 at The First Christian Church in Atchison. He preceded her in death in 1958. She is also preceded in death by a half sister Letty Stewart, half sister Mary Bleam and half brother a Ed Bosshammer.
Bernice is survived by four children, Albert L. Thomas, Jr of Gower, MO; Louisa May Leintz of Concord, CA; Douglas L. Thomas of Atchison, KS; and Dorothy L. Pohlman of Rancho Mirage, CA. Nine grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
SMITH, Robert David Smith, 70, of Atchison, KS died Monday, December 13, 2004 at the Atchison Senior Village Nursing Home.
Mr. Smith has been cremated. Family will receive friends for 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, December 17, 2004 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. No memorial services are planned. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Smith are suggested to the Dream Factory, Ronald McDonald House or American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Smith was born December 4, 1934 in Horton, KS the son of Sanford and May V. (Wheeler) Smith. He graduated from high school in Willis, KS. Mr. Smith had lived in the Horton, Huron, Lancaster, and Atchison areas all of his life. He had worked for Criss Oil Company in East Atchison (Winthrop, MO) and the former LFM Steel Foundry in Atchison. He then worked for Kenworth-Dart in Kansas City, MO for 26 years until that plant closed in 1985. He retired in 1996 after 11 years working with E & E Specialties in Lawrence, KS as a plasticís extruder operator. He enjoyed fishing and traveling.
Robert and Eleanor J. Steuart were married on January 9, 1953 in Savannah, MO. She preceded him in death on March 27, 1997. He is also preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include one son, Roger D. Smith of Atchison; three daughters, Gay Brooke of Atchison, Pamela S. Brown of Lawrence and Debra K. Kuhnert of Keithville, LA; his mother, May V. Smith of Horton, KS; one brother, Carl Smith of Perry, KS; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
LANGE, Henry William Lange, 98 years old of Cummings, KS., died Saturday, April 2, 2005 at the Jefferson County Geriatric Center, Winchester, KS.
Funeral services will be held at 2: 00 PM on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at the United Methodist Church of Cummings, with Pastor L. Dean Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Cummings Cemetery, Cummings, KS. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Friday, April 8th, 2005 at the OíTrimble Funeral Home, Nortonville, KS. The body will be moved to the church one hour prior to services on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the United Methodist Church, Cummings.
Henry W. Lange was born on October 10, 1906 in Cummings, KS. the son of Charles H. and Martha (Straub) Lange. Mr. Lange was a farmer all of his life in the Cummings community. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Cummings. He had served on the St. Nick School Board, was a former member of the Stranger Creek Watershed Board and was very good at witching for water. He enjoyed baseball, fishing, hunting, gardening and raising watermelons. He especially enjoyed his children and grandchildren.
He was married to Nina Louise Andrews on May 1, 1936 in Nortonville, KS. Mrs. Lange survives and lives in Atchison, KS. Additional survivors include; a son, Leonard and his wife Jane Lange, Cummings, KS., three daughters; Mrs. Martha and her husband Junior McGinnis, Leavenworth, KS., Mary and her husband Kenneth Oliver, Waco, TX., and Nancy and her husband Leon Heineken, Holton, KS., 23 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 26 great great grandchildren. His parents, two brothers, and three sisters preceded him in death.
MARLATT, Morton L. Marlatt, 57, Raytown, MO formerly of Atchison, KS passed away Sunday, April 3, 2005 at Independence Regional Medical Center, Independence, MO.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, April 8, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS with the Rev. Lee Hendon officiating. Burial at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, April 7, 2005 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Vernon Cemetery or American Cancer Society and left in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave. Atchison, KS 66002.
Mr. Marlatt was born October 23, 1947 in Atchison, KS the son of Lester and Ruthanna (Hazell) Marlatt. He was a graduate of Atchison High School. Morton was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving 2 tours of duty in Vietnam at Danang and Quang Tri as a Navy Seabee. After leaving the Navy, Morton attended Highland Community College and was later employed with Dart Trucking Company for over 10 years as a parts and service manager traveling internationally. He worked with his brothers at Marlatt Construction for 10 years. He owned and operated K & M Machine Shop in Raytown, MO. with his wife. Morton was a 2 time World Super Stock Eliminator Champion in 1974 and 1980 and raced nationwide in the AHRA and IHRA. He was a member of the Atchison VFW post# 1175 and a member of the Lake of the Ozarks Yachting Association.
He married Karen Elizabeth Job on May 22, 1993. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his children Matthew and Cammie Marlatt of the home. Parents Lester and Ruthanna Marlatt of Atchison. Sister Shirley Cline and her husband Charlie of Atchison. Brothers Tom Marlatt and his wife Susan of Atchison and Steve Marlatt and his wife Patty of Atchison. and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Madison Marlatt in 1996.
MYER, Kenneth G. Myer, 77 years old, Lancaster, KS. died Monday, April 4, 2005 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, KS. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 PM on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison County Fire District #5.
Kenneth was born on November 10, 1927 in Lancaster, KS. the son of Edward and Mabel (Olson) Myer. He attended rural Atchison County schools. Mr. Myer was a carpenter/builder and co-owned and operated the Myer Construction Company for 45 years. He also had worked for the City of Lancaster in the maintenance dept. and was on the Lancaster Township motor patrol. Mr. Myer was a member of the St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Lancaster, KS., a former member of the Lancaster City Council for many years. He was a former member of the Lancaster Cemetery Board, member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge #355, Lancaster, KS.. Mr. Myer was a founding original member of the Lancaster-Huron Volunteer Fire Dept # 5, since 1958. He was an honorary member of the Lancaster Jaycees, a U.S. Army veteran, and member of the Fleming-Jackson-Seever American Legion Post #6, Atchison, KS., a member of the Atchison County CO-OP Assoc.. Mr. Myer enjoyed playing cards, gardening, woodworking, hunting, mushroom hunting, fishing, camping, broom-making, watching western movies, dinner at Peteís Steakhouse, and especially his grandchildren and family.
Kenneth was married to Marguerite K. Jamvold on Nov. 22, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison by Rev. Ed Hauer. Mrs. Myer preceded him in death on July 21, 1998. His parents, two brothers, Junior and Roy Myer, and three sistersí, Katherine Noel, Doris Goodman, and Dorothy Myer also preceded him in death. Survivors include three sons; Ronnie and his wife Toni Myer, Lancaster, Ks., Larry Myer, Lancaster, KS., and Dwight Myer, Atchison, KS., a daughter, Shirley and her husband Joe Hermreck, Lancaster, KS.
And seven grandchildren, Matthew, Lisa, Ryan, Bradley, Stacey, Shaun, and Tona, and one great grandchild.
GWARTNEY, Louise Gwartney, 84, Atchison, KS passed away Monday, March 28, 2005 at Gran Villas of Atchison.
Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Friday, April 1, 2005 at Spring Hill Cemetery south of Atchison. Memorial contributions may be made to Potter Community Church and left in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gwartney was born November 14, 1920 in White Cloud, KS the daughter of Harry D. and Marie (Polcyn) Confer. She attended White Cloud School and graduated from Atchison High School. She was a member of Potter Community Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. Louise enjoyed attending and watching her grandchildrenís sporting events.
She married Earl Thomas Gwartney on December 25, 1943. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1968. She was also preceded in death by a brother Joseph Confer and her parents.
Survivors include her sons Bob and Maggie Gwartney of Atchison and Kenneth and Peggy Gwartney of Atchison. Grandchildren Tammy Burkart, Bobby Gwartney, Molly Gwartney and Adam Gwartney, 2 Step grandchildren Keith Herd and Theresa. 2 great grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Sister Bettye Miller of Blue Springs, MO, 2 nieces and 1 nephew.
REESE, Marvin E. Reese, 47 years old, of Rushville, MO. died Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 at his home in Rushville, MO.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 1, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Stephen Lucas officiating. Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, March 31st, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family to help with expenses.
Marvin was born on July 19, 1956 in Rushville, Mo. the son of Argyle and Irene (Farmer) Reese. He attended grade school in Bean Lake, and graduated from Weston High School. Mr. Reese worked for the former Whitaker Cable/ Wire rope, St. Joseph for 15 years before going to work for the Marriott Corporation as a dishwasher. He became disabled approximately 8 years ago. Mr. Reese had attended the Short Creek Baptist Church, and enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting.
Survivorís include five brothers; John Reese, Salina, KS., Lloyd Reese, St. Joseph, Mo., Tom Reese, Atchison, KS., Willie Reese, St. Joseph, MO., and Everett Reese, Rushville, MO., four sisters; Mrs. Shirley White, Atchison, KS., Mrs. Bonnie Richardson, Atchison, KS., Ms. Betty Reese, Atchison, KS., and Mrs. Mary Bowman, Atchison, KS.,and several nieces and nephews. His parents and a brother, Lester Reese preceded him in death.
CHAPMAN, Marian Kay Chapman, 60, Atchison, KS passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005 at Medicalodge of Atchison.
Graveside inurnment will be Friday, April 1, 2005at 3:30 PM at Oak Hill Cemetery. The body has been cremated under direction of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Hospice and left in care of the funeral home.
Mrs. Chapman was born July 15, 1944 in Atchison, KS the daughter of Wiley J. and Donna J. (Jackson) Chapman.
Survivors include a sister Ruth Jamvold; brothers Bill Chapman, Richard Chapman and Don Chapman, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Harold Ray Chapman.