MORRIS, Joseph Lester Morris, 79 years old, of Atchison, Ks. died Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 7th, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Fr. Bertrand LaNoue officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison, KS.. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services on Monday at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison Hospice.
Mr. Morris was born on October 19, 1925 in Independence, KS., the son of George W. and Anna (Andres) Morris. He was a Merchant Marine veteran during World War II. Mr. Morris worked as a miller for Pillsbury’s in Atchison for over 30 years. He retired in 1986. Mr. Morris was a member of the St. Joseph Church, Atchison, KS., and enjoyed woodworking, and fishing. He helped make cabinets for Habitat for Humanity here in Atchison.
Mr. Morris was married to Esther A. Stiles on April 3, 1943 in Troy, KS. Mrs. Morris survives of the home in Atchison. Additional survivors include; a daughter, Beverly and her husband Everet A. Ramsey, Green River, Wyoming, two brothers; Harold Morris, Kirksville, MO., and Jim Morris, Coffeyville, KS., a sister; Mrs. Marie Green, Coffeyville, KS., five grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. His parents, a son, Daniel Morris, five brothers, and a sister preceded him in death.
BENITZ, Shirley A. Benitz, 73 years old of Effingham, KS. died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at the Atchison Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. The body has been cremated and burial of the cremated remains will follow the services at the Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham, KS. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Maur Hill-Mt. Academy or the Trinity Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund.
Shirley A. Marr was born on November 30, 1931 in Atchison, KS. the daughter of William and Elda (Fazel) Marr. She attended St. Benedict’s grade school, and graduated from the Mt. St. Scholastica Academy. Mrs. Benitz worked as a nurse’s aid for over 15 years at the Atchison Hospital, and was the site director for the Town & County Senior Citizens Center, Effingham, KS. Mr. Benitz was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, and enjoyed especially her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family.
Shirley was married to Roger L. Benitz on July 21, 1955 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison, KS., Mr. Benitz survives of the home, Effingham. Additional survivors include; a son, Roger L. and his wife, Jane Benitz, Jr., North Beach, Maryland, six daughters; Mrs. Sue and her husband Fred Ellerman, Nortonville, KS., Mrs. Gayle and her husband, Chris Lemoine, Thompson, ND., Mrs. Rita and her husband Don Keimig, Atchison, KS., Mrs. Jan and her husband, Duane Oswald, Effingham, KS., Mrs. Joan and her husband, Jim Enlow, Manville, ND., and Mrs. Jill and her husband, (Rich) Mueller, Alliance, NE., a brother, Jim “Cue Ball” Marr, Atchison, KS., and a sister, Mrs. Betty Handke, Atchison, KS., twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her parents, a sister, and two brothers preceded her in death.
BIESTER, Linda K. Biester, 57 Atchison, KS passed away Saturday, February 12, 2005 at Atchison Hospital, Atchison, KS.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Graveside services will be 2:30 PM Wednesday at Bucks Grove Cemetery, S.W. of Soldier, KS. Friends may call from 7:00-8:30 PM Tuesday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Trinity Lutheran Church School Endowment Fund and left in care of the funeral Home.
Mrs. Biester was born March 14, 1947 in Atchison, KS the daughter of Walter and Gladys (Christian) Byrns. She was a 1965 graduate of Atchison High School. She had worked for Commerce Investment, the Berger Company and spent 19 years with Unit Rail Anchor Company in human resources. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Priscilla Guild, Pastors Adult Bible Class, secretary of the Elders Committee and volunteered for Loaves and Fishes. Linda enjoyed traveling and NASCAR racing, she especially loved her family and grandchildren.
She married Robert “Bob” Biester on July 31, 1964 at Carol Baptist Church,Atchison, KS., he survives of the home. Additional survivors include her daughters Connie McRae and her husband David of Atchison, and Cindy Peuker and her husband Travis of Bendena. 3 grandchildren. Mother Gladys Byrns of Atchison; sisters Carrie Kurtz, and Rita Weatherford both of Atchison; and brother Herb Vaughan of St. Joseph, MO.
She was preceded in death by her father Walter Byrns.
GORDON, Georgia L. Gordon, 103 Atchison, KS passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at Atchison Senior Village.
Graveside services will be 3:30 PM Friday, June 10, 2005 at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Carol Baptist Church and left in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gordon was born June 20, 1901 in Rushville, MO the daughter Wm and Rachel (Branaman) Arrasmith. She was raised on the farm the her great grandfather homesteaded. She was baptized in Sugar Creek Lake in 1921, by the Rev. Presley Gordon. She enjoyed traveling, reading and being around family and friends.
She married Henry Gordon on June 14, 1924 and resided in Winthrop, MO. She later moved to Atchison in 1928, where she resided until her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband on January 26, 1982.
She is survived by cousins Glenda Martin, Fred (Sonny) Graves and Sharon Dyer all of Atchison and Willy Lou Inman of Richfield, UT
LOW, John Robert Low, 73, Nortonville, KS passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday, June 10, 2005 at Corpus Christi Churchat Mooney Creek. Burial at Nortonville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Thursday at O’Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville, KS with a rosary at 6:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi Church at Mooney Creek or Jefferson County Memorial Hospital and left in care of O’Trimble Funeral Home.
Mr. Low was born March 2, 1932 near Nichols Station, Nortonville, KS. He attended school at Nichols Grade School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict as an ambulance driver. John operated heavy equipment for numerous construction companies including Haug Construction, Marlatt Brothers Construction, Matney Brothers and Rathert Construction. He was also employed with Weishaar Brothers as a truck driver from 1973 to 1983. He worked for K-DOT for 13 years before retiring. He worked part-time for the JCN School District. He recently finished building a pond for Pete and Ben Corpstein. He was a member of the American Legion Post #1. He enjoyed camping, gardening and trains and especially loved his grandchildren.
John married Elva M. Spencer on August 14, 1952 in Holton, KS. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2002. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his children J.R. Low and his wife Diane of Nortonville, KS and Tammy Noll and her husband David of Mooney Creek. Grandchildren Justin Noll, Brandon Noll, Alex Noll, Ashley Noll, Amber Low, Austin Low and Aaron Low. A sister Agnes Johnson of McPherson, KS. And nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother Ralph Low and his parents.
LIBEL, Michael H. Libel, Sr. 62, Nortonville, KS passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday, June 11, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Church, Nortonville, KS. Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Friday at the church with a rosary at 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church and sent in care of O’Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville, KS.
Mr. Libel, born August 31, 1942 in Leona, KS, was the son of Charles and Dorothy (Boyle) Libel. He was a graduate of Midway-Denton High School. He owned and operated Mike Libel and Sons Inc. He was a member of St. Joseph Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the NRA, the OOIDA (Owner Operator of Independent Drivers Association) and a former member of the Jefferson County Young Farmers Association. In Michael’s younger years, he enjoyed piloting single engine airplanes, horseback riding, hunting and farmed for a short time.
He married Linda Ann Gutierrez on September 7, 1963 at St. Benedict’s Church in Bendena, KS. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his children Michael H. Libel, II of Winchester; Andrew M. Libel and his wife Denise of Winchester; Christina M. Leeson and her husband Denny J. of Oskaloosa; Edward A. Libel of Winchester; Bryan J. Libel and his wife Heidi Klein of Portland, OR; and Robert A. Libel of Winchester. Grandchildren include Clayton W. Libel, Travis M. Libel, Trevor C. Libel, Taylor L. Libel, James C. Leeson, Samuel J. Leeson, and Jodie Rose-Marie Leeson. Brothers Charles W. Libel, Bernard E. Libel and John P. Libel and sister Kathleen M. Gates also survive.
He was preceded in death by a sister Dorothy A. Callahan and his parents.
McDaniel, Constance Elizabeth (Teschner) McDaniel, 84, formerly of Atchison, KS died Sunday, June 5, 2005 at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, KS.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, KS with Rev. Steve Hollingsworth, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS. Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Tuesday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison Hospital or the Arthritis Foundation.
Mrs. McDaniel was born November 16, 1920 in Topeka, KS, the daughter of Thomas H. and Lewis Kollock Keeshan. She graduated from Topeka High School. She was married to Raymond Teschner, Feb. 21, 1942. They moved to Atchison from Leavenworth, KS in 1955. He preceded her in death on July 11, 1977. They owned and operated the Teschner-Davis Paint Store in Atchison from 1955 to 1976. She received her A.R.T. medical certificate and worked at the Atchison Hospital from 1967 to 1977 as the medical records supervisor. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Atchison. She was then married to Raymond L. McDaniel on Sept. 29, 1984 at the First Baptist Church in Atchison, KS. He preceded her in death on September 2002. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery music, traveling, and especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. McDaniel is also preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters. Survivors include one son, Thomas Teschner and his wife, Lisa, of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Susan Frantz and her husband, Harry, of Norman, OK and Barbara Dahmer and her husband, Gary, of Olathe, KS; two stepsons, Harry McDaniel and his wife, Donna, of Ozawkie, KS, Donald McDaniel and his wife, Sheryl, of Holton, KS, one step daughter, Karen Highbarger and her husband, Bill, of Kalispell, Montana; two brothers, Robert Keeshan and Phillip Keeshan, both of Topeka, KS; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Page, Lloyd R. Page, Sr., 82 years old, of Nortonville, KS. died Saturday, June 4, 2005 at his home in Nortonville, KS.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 9th, 2005 at the Pleasant-Grove Christian Church, Nortonville, with Rev. LeRoy Riley officiating. Burial will follow in the Nortonville Cemetery, Nortonville, KS. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Wednesday, June 8th, at the O’Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant-Grove Christian Church, Nortonville, or the NEK Multi-County Home Health and Hospice, and both may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left on-line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mr. Page was born on July 31, 1922 north of Valley Falls, KS. the son of Samuel and Molinda (Laird) Page. Mr. Page was a farmer and farmed all of his life in the Nortonville area. He was a member of the Pleasant-Grove Christian Church, and enjoyed farming and was a loving kind father to his family.
Mr. Page was married to Edith Locklin on April 18, 1944 in Atchison, KS., Mrs. Page survives of the home, Nortonville. Additional survivors include a son, Richard Page, Nortonville, KS., a daughter; Mrs. Kathleen and her husband Jim Bertels, Manhattan, KS., and five grandchildren. His parents, a son, David L. Page, five brothers, and three sisters preceded him in death.