McCULLOUGH, Clinton E. McCullough, 84 years old of Atchison died Sunday, December 4th, 2005 at his home in Atchison, Ks.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, December 8th, 2005 at the Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, KS. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 AM on Thursday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Northeast Kansas Home Health, or Lighthouse Hospice. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Clinton was born on August 17, 1921 in Lancaster, KS. the son of Elmer L. and Christina (Manthe) McCullough. Mr. McCullough attended Carson and Wynona schools in Brown County, KS. He was a U.S. Army veteran before his medical discharge in 1943. He was a farmer in the Farmington area until moving to the Lancaster Ks. in 1962. He worked as an order clerk for the Blish-Mize Company for over 23 years before retiring in 1985. Mr. McCullough was a member of the Farmington Christian Church and had been attending the New Testament church, Atchison, KS. The McCullough moved to Atchison in 1977. He enjoyed traveling and camping with his family.
Mr. McCullough was married to Lila I. Brink on Dec. 1, 1946 in Atchison, KS. Mrs. McCullough survives of the home, Atchison. Additional survivors include; a son; Roy L. and his wife Regina McCullough, Nortonville, KS., two daughters; Vicky and her husband Ron Huske, Topeka, KS. and Joyce and her husband John Tull, Atchison, KS., a sister, Mrs. Velma Rathert, Lenexa, KS., eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. His parents, a brother Alan McCullough, and a sister; Edna Gildhouse preceded him in death.
KEARNEY, Gary J. Kearney, Sr., 68 years old, of Atchison, KS. died Sunday, December 4, 2005 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 2005 at St. Benedicts Church with Fr. Gerard Senecal, O.S.B. as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison, KS. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 2005 with visitation to follow until 8:30 PM at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave. Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sisters at Mt. St. Scholastica or to American Heart Assoc. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Gary J. Kearney was born on Feb. 1, 1936 in Atchison, KS. the son of John M. and Mildred (Klinefelter) Kearney. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School, Effingham, KS. and had attended one year at Highland Community College. Mr. Kearney farmed and raised cattle; he also owned and operated the Kearney Construction Company for many years. He was a member of the St. Benedicts Church, the Kansas Livestock Association, and enjoyed farming, raising cattle, watching the University of Kansas Basketball, and especially spending time with his family and friend Charlene Gigstad.
Mr. Kearney was married to Patricia I. Hundley on Nov. 10, 1956 at St. Joseph Church, Atchison. Mrs. Kearney preceded him in death on December 4, 1992. His parents, and two brothers; Tom and Gerald “Bub” Kearney also preceded him in death.
Survivors include three sons; Gary “Beaver” and his wife Patty Kearney, Jr., Atchison, Ks., Patrick and his wife Tesea Kearney, Atchison, and Tony and his wife Linda Kearney, Atchison, KS., Two daughters; Kathy and her husband Alan Barnett, Holton, KS., and Melissa and her husband Clay Rice, Atchison, KS., a brother, Jack Kearney, Atchison, a sister; DeAnn Wehking, Nortonville, KS., twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A special friend; Charlene Gigstad, Nortonville, KS.
ADKINS, Melvin Keith Adkins, 69, Atchison, KS passed away Friday, December 2, 2005 at Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Burial at Moray Cemetery near Bendena, KS. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and left in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Adkins was born September 15, 1936 in rural Brown County, KS the son of Samuel Franklin and Maude Price (Randall) Adkins. He was a graduate of Leona High School, Leona, KS and was a U.S. Army veteran. Melvin managed the Robinson Farmers Union Co-Op Leona, KS. Branch and Rulo, NE. Branch, and later managed the Blair Feed Elevator in Rushville, MO. He also worked for the Atchison County Co-Op and Bakers Services Inc. for a number of years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Hiawatha.
Mr. Adkins married Mildred E. Brassfield on March 7, 1959 in Bendena, KS. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son Michael Adkins of Savannah, MO; daughter Mia Morgan and her husband Jon of Savannah, MO. Grandchildren Treston Morgan and Carissa Adkins. Sisters and brothers Betty Myers, Gertrude Hamilton, John Adkins, Erma Pohl, Arthur Adkins, Jack Adkins, Delbert Adkins, Alfred Adkins, Cleo Stewart, Dick Adkins, Joyce Moppin and Royce “Danny” Adkins, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Samuel Adkins
LAUCK, Ada Kay Lauck, 72, Atchison, KS passed away Friday, December 2, 2005 at Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Hendon officiating. Burial at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Atchison, KS and sent in care of the funeral home.
Kay was born November 21, 1933 in Atchison, KS the daughter of Kenneth and Pearl (See) Keithline. She was a 1951 graduate of Atchison High School and a member of the First Christian Church. She had been employed with Electra Manufacturing and Snowden-Mize in Atchison. She sold Avon for a number of years and was very active in her children’s lives serving as a Girl Scout Leader and Room Mother. Kay enjoyed organizing her class reunions, gardening, crossword puzzles and reading novels.
She married Darwin Lauck on April 6, 1951 in Atchison, KS. He survives of the home. Additional survivors include her children Larry Lauck and his wife Merry Beth of Atchison; Carol Hurst and her husband Rodney of St. Joseph, MO and Ken Lauck of Kansas City, MO. Grandchildren Brian, Courtney and Shawn Lauck, Angela and Matthew Amthor, Ian Hurst and Broc Hurst. A great granddaughter Destiney Lauck, and sister Betty Donaldson and her husband Bill of Atchison.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
MASSINGILL, Bessie J. Massingill, 80 years old, died Monday, January 30, 2006 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Bessie J. Foster was born on January 30, 1926 in Horton, KS., the daughter of Floyd and Hazel (Chambers) Foster. She graduated from Atchison High School and worked as a waitress and then as a clerk for the former Wilson-Dierking Liquor Store, Atchison, Ks. for many years. She enjoyed reading, yard work and bowling.
She was married to Weldon Massingill, Jr. on Aug. 19, 1945 in Atchison, KS. Mr. Massingill preceded her in death in December of 1959. Survivors include a son: Kenneth and his wife Patricia Massingill, Basehor, KS., and one granddaughter, Liz Massingill, St. Joseph, MO. Her parents, and a special friend of many years, Sam Seager, also preceded her in death.
BOWLES, William N. Bowles, 68, Lancaster, KS passed away January 29, 2006 at his home after a long illness of kidney disease and cancer.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, February 2, 2006 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, with nephew Dr. Dennis Hansen and Pastor Valerian Ahles officiating. Inurnment of the cremains will be 1:00 PM Friday, February 3, 2006 at Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham, KS. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation or the Atchison Hospital Hospice and left in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Bowles was born August 3, 1937 in Rosendale, MO the son of Charles and Katherine (Mink) Bowles. He worked at Midwest Grain Products until 1964 when he began his career with the U.S. Postal Service at the Atchison Post Office. After 28 years with the postal service he retired as Postmaster in 1992. After retiring he and his wife moved to the Branson, MO area until coming back home to Lancaster in March of 2005. Mr. Bowles was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from May 1955 through 1958. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Legion Post 0066 in Atchison. He was a former mason and Shriner. William enjoyed the outdoors, carpentry and remodeling.
He married Patricia Lacy of Horton, KS on March 18, 1963. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include a daughter Cynthia Holtmeyer and her husband Joseph of Atchison, KS; a son Russell N. Bowles of San Antonio, TX; eight grandchildren Amanda and Michael Cothron, C. Boudreaux Baker, Joshua, Anthony and Lacy Bowles, Jeffery and Adrian Holtmeyer. Sisters Lurena Hansen of Atchison, KS and Ruby Hottman of Muscotah, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Frances Hurst in 1971
SCHMIDT, Marcia Ruth Schmidt, 68 years old, of Atchison, KS. died Saturday, January 28, 2006 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. The body will be cremated following the service and burial of the cremated remains will be at a later date in the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Fund and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Marcia R. Cunningham was born on December 30, 1937 in Rushville, MO., the daughter of Morris and Helen K. (Wheeler) Cunningham. She attended schools in Rushville; MO. Marcia worked for Saunders Mfg. for 6 years, then as a floral arranger for the former Atchison Floral, and then as an elder caregiver- homemaker for Social Rehabilitation Services for 6 years. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, was a Kennedy Caller for the church and a member of the Adult Bible Study. She did volunteer work for the March of Dimes and at both Atchison Senior Village and Medicalodge of Atchison. She enjoyed dancing, oil painting, drawing, ceramics, pottery, carving plates and especially her family.
She was married to Frederick W. Schmidt on May 10, 1957. Mr. Schmidt preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2004. Her parents and one sister also preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons; Michael Schmidt, Gladstone, Mo, Daniel Schmidt, Kansas City, MO., and Kendall Schmidt, Kansas City, KS. A daughter; Jeffrey and her husband David Downing, Atchison, KS. two brothers; David W. Cunningham, and Steven D. Cunningham, both of St. Joseph, MO., six grandchildren; Nicki, Sean, Sarah, and Ryan Schmidt, Charlene and David Downing, Jr. and one great grandchild.