BARKER, Willetta Barker, 85 years old of Atchison, Ks. died Tuesday, April 20, 2005 at the Atchison Senior Village
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery, South of Atchison. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services Saturday at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Assoc.
Willetta Gilliland was born on Jan. 26, 1920 in Atchison, the daughter of Miles A. and May (Martin) Gilliland. She attended schools in Atchison. Mrs. Barker was a housewife and homemaker. She enjoyed her grandchildren, reading, sewing, animals, antiques and attending auctions.
Willetta was married to Leonard Barker on Aug. 18, 1940 in Atchison, KS., Mr. Barker survives and lives at Senior Village. Additional survivors include a son; Leonard W. Barker, Grain Valley, MO., a daughter, Mrs. Willetta Louise Zacharias, Atchison, KS., six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her parents, five brothers, and three sister’s preceded her in death.
CALLAHAN, Thomas Eugene (Bud) Callahan, 79, Lancaster, KS passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 29, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Burial at Lancaster cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30-7:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Louis Church or the Fuhrman Park Fund in Lancaster, and left in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Callahan was born April 5, 1926 at the Everest home of his parents, James and Della (Behler) Callahan and attended schools in the Huron area, graduating from Atchison County Community High School in 1944. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and served in Texas and Hawaii until being honorably discharged in 1946. He was employed at Exchange National Bank in Atchison from 1946 to 1948, then farmed and worked for the late Karl Fuhrman and the Lancaster Oil Company before purchasing the service station in 1970. He sold the station to his son Tim in 1978 and continued to work daily at the station until his health began to fail in 2003. He remained a familiar figure at the station until being hospitalized. He was a member of the Lancaster Lions Club and a lifetime member of Atchison V.F.W. Post 1175.
Mr. Callahan married Beulah Dittemore on February 14, 1955 at St. Louis Catholic Church in the Good Intent Community. She survives. Additional survivors include his sons Timothy and Glenn (Cork) of Lancaster, and Dale of Effingham. Daughters Kate Oswald of Effingham, Eddie Burke of Denton and Coleen Cavanaugh of Atchison. Sisters Mary Ann Risse of Atchison, Alice Alban of Springfield, OR, Margaret Hamilton of Lancaster and Patty Moore of Denton. 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
PERKINS, Frank William Perkins, Jr. 81, Austin, TX formerly of Atchison, KS passed away Monday, August 22, 2005 at the V.A. Hospital in Temple, TX.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 27, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hope of Atchison and left in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Perkins was born October 26, 1923 in Atchison, KS the son of Frank and May M. (Rafferty) Perkins. He retired from the restaurant business after 20 years of owning and operating Perky’s Kitchen in Meriden, KS. He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII. He lived his entire life around the Atchison area, and moved to Austin, TX three years ago to be closer to his son.
He is survived by his wife Betty, of 60 years; son, Frank Perkins, III; granchildren Kimberly Moore, Christopher Perkins, and Megan Higley, and great grandchild Caden Higley. Brothers Jim Perkins and Charles Perkins.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Peggy Ann Higley, sister Betty Besette and his parents.
ELLIOTT, Virgil Lee Elliott, 61, Atchison, KS passed away Sunday, August 21, 2005 at his home.
Graveside services will be 4:00 PM Friday, August 26, 2005 at Sumner Cemetery, south of Atchison, KS. The body has been cremated under direction of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the NEK Hospice.
Mr. Elliott was born October 26, 1943 in Creston, IA the son Ray and Roszella Mae (Crumb) Elliott. He attended Circleville High School, Circleville, KS. He was employed for 43 years with Atchison Casting as a welder. Virgil enjoyed his CB radios, playing pool and watching John Wayne and Roy Rogers movies.
He married Ruth Ernestine Danberry on March 19, 1982. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his sons David Elliott and his wife Esther; and Brian Elliott and his wife Sandra. Daughter Tracey Jones and her husband Thomas all of Atchison, KS. 8 Grandchildren. Brother Donald Elliott of Dennison, KS and a sister Betty Davis of Netawaka, KS.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Kuhnert, Wanda I. Kuhnert, 97 years old, of Atchison, Ks. died Sat. August 20, 2005 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Monday at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran New Building Fund to retire debt. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Wanda Ida Klein was born on May 5, 1908 in Atchison, KS. the daughter of John and Ida A. (Bahr) Klein. She attended school at the Bellevue Grade School. She worked as a farm wife and homemaker. She was one of the oldest members of the Trinity Lutheran Church, was a member of the Shepherd’s Center, Atchison. She was a member of the Corinthian Society, Searchers bible class and the Rebecca Circle of the church. She was a member of the Good Intent Homemakers Unit and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing cards, and bingo.
She was married to Lawrence T. Kuhnert, on October 17, 1928 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Mr. Kuhnert preceded her in death on Dec. 26th, 1974. Her parents and two sisters; Elizabeth Winkler, and Florence Klein also preceded her in death. Survivors include a son; Lawrence and his wife Mary Kuhnert, Atchison, KS. four granddaughters, nine great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and two-step great great grandchildren and four nieces.
Rasdall, Doris J. Rasdall, 84 years old, formerly of Effingham, KS. died Friday, August 19, 2005 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM on Monday, August 22, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Hollingsworth, Pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham, KS. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 PM on Sunday, Aug. 21st, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lighthouse Hospice, of Atchison. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Doris was born on Aug. 18, 1921 in Effingham, KS., the daughter of Willis C. and Clara Mae (Chase) Summers. Mrs. Rasdall had worked at the former Horton Garment Factory, Atchison. She owned and operated the former “Doris’s Café”, Effingham, KS. for over ten years. She was well known for her homemade pies. After selling the restaurant she worked as a cook for Benedictine College in the cafeteria for 5 to 6 years. She was a former member of the Rebecca Lodge, Effingham, KS. and enjoyed fishing, camping and especially her family and grandchildren.
She was married to Everett E. Rasdall on Dec. 18, 1938 in Effingham, KS. he preceded her in death on July 1, 1963. Her parents, a brother, Ronald Summers, and her sister, Wilma Nitz, also preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons; Gary and his wife Joyce Rasdall, Effingham, KS., Edward and his wife Judy Rasdall, Eldorado, KS., and Michael and his wife Kathy Rasdall, Colorado Springs, CO., a daughter; Mrs. Sharon and her husband Stan Kuykendall, Effingham, KS., a sister, Mrs. Maxine Stafford, Independence, MO., nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Kleopper, Theodore “Bud” Kleopper, 88 years old of rural Nortonville, KS. died Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at the Midland Hospice Care Center, Topeka, KS.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 20th, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Jane Rothman, Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lancaster officiating. Burial will follow services on Saturday at the Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, KS. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Friday, August 19, 2005 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lancaster, KS. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mr. Kleopper was born on April 11, 1917 in Lancaster, KS., the son of Theodore and Mary (Walz) Kleopper. Mr. Kleopper was a farmer his entire life. He loved John Deere tractors and the outdoors. He was a lifetime member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lancaster, KS. Mr. Kleopper volunteered in many various areas including; the church council, served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the church choir, and even delivered sermons. He had attended numerous conventions of the church. Mr. Kleopper also served on the Star School Board, and the Atchison County Coop Board, Effingham, KS. He helped manage several local baseball teams and enjoyed several card groups.
Mr. Kleopper was married to Jane Becker on May 20, 1945. Mrs. Kleopper survives of the home, Nortonville. They had recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this spring. Additional survivors include a daughter, Judy and her husband Mike Schaeffer, Atchison, KS., a son; Roger and his wife Nancy Kleopper, Lancaster, KS., Four grandchildren; Carolyn Wilburn, Monica Schaeffer, and Jennifer & Jason Kleopper, and two great grandchildren. His parents, and his only sister preceded him in death.
WEBSTER, Phyllis I. (Mooney) Webster, 72, Atchison, KS formerly of McLouth, KS. passed away Sunday, August 14, 2005 at Medicalodge of Atchison.
Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, August 18, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home. The body has been cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Fund and left in care of the funeral home.
Mrs. Webster was born March 28, 1933 in Carbondale, KS the daughter of William Seitz and Ruth Louise (Williams) Fannin, Sr. She attended Washburn Rural High School, and Washburn College. She worked for the Kansas Department of Revenue for 20 years and lived most oh her life in the Lawrence/McLouth are. She had lived in Atchison the last 10 years. She was a charter member of the McLouth Nazarene Church, and was the church pianist for many years. Later in life she enjoyed emailing friends, riding her 3-wheeled scooter and being right down ornery.
She married Willis R. Holden on May 24, 1952, he preceded her in death. She married Eugene L. Mooney on February 27, 1960; he also preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Anita L. Holden; a brother John E. “Eddie” Fannin; a sister Pauline Fannin; and her parents.
Survivors include her daughters Tina Thomas of Leavenworth; Sandra Means of McLouth and Billie Robertson of Oskaloosa. Sons Dale Mooney of Oskaloosa and Darrell Mooney of Lawrence. 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Brother William S. Fannin, Jr of Lawrence and a sister Dixie Rees of Grantville.