PORTENIER, Alice Louise Portenier, 68, of Atchison, KS, died Thursday morning, April 13, 2006 at Providence Medical Center of Kansas City, KS.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 15, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave, Atchison, KS with the Rev. George Watts, officiating. Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Portenier are suggested to the Atchison Humane Society.
Mrs. Portenier was born October 15, 1937 in Buchanan County, Missouri, the daughter of Homer A. and Kathryn L. (Long) Duncan. She graduated from Atchison High School. Alice and John W. Portenier were married on May 5, 1962 at Platte City, Missouri. Alice was a homemaker. She enjoyed being with her family, flowers, and pets; especially her cats. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, John Portenier, of the home; four sons, Randy Billings, Doug Billings, Joe Portenier, all of Atchison, and Michael Billings of Gower, MO; her mother, Kathryn Duncan of Rushville, MO; two sisters, Karolyn Norris of Kansas City, MO and Jean Bartholomew of Weston, MO; 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
One son, Daniel Portenier on Aug. 29, 2000 and her father, Homer Duncan, preceded Alice in death.
SEARCH, George L. Search, 73 years old, of Atchison, KS. died Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the Atchison Senior Village.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 12,2006 at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, with Rev. Valerian Ahles Pastor, officiating. Burial will be at 3:00 PM on Wednesday in the Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Axtell, KS. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, or the Wagon Wheel BSA Troops Memorial Campership Fund and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison who is handling the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mr. Search was born on January 14, 1933 in Beloit, KS., the son of George L. and Ann L. (Struss) Search. Mr. Search lived in Glasgow, KS., for three years, Waterville, KS.,for nine years, and Hays, KS. For 10 years before moving to Atchison in 1954. He graduated from Hays High School. Mr. Search worked for over 30 years at the Blish-Mize Company, Atchison helping with distribution in the warehouse. He was member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, former Scout Master of Troop 91, sponsored by St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, and scout leader for Cub Scout Pack 86. He enjoyed K.U. Sports, Kansas City Chiefs football and music.
Survivors include a sister; Mrs. Lois and her husband John Mitchell, Olathe, KS., and a niece, Suzanne Burgin, Olathe, KS. His parents and one brother, James J. Search, 2003, preceded him in death.
WEITLICH, Robert R. Weitlich, 80 years old, of Winthrop, MO., died Thursday, April 6, 2006 at his home unexpectedly.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 10, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Champ officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. The family will receive friend from 2 to 4 PM on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home and for one hour prior to services on Monday. Memoral contributions are suggested to the Diabetes Association or the Macular Degeneration Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home. on line may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Robert R. Weitlich was born on November 1, 1925 in St. Joseph, Missouri the son of Raymond and Catherine (Durkin) Weitlich. Mr. Weitlich was a World War II U.S. Coast Guard Veteran. He worked from 1970 to 1987 at the Midwest Grain Products, Atchison as a purchasing agent and in the stock room. He was a member of the Fleming-Jackson-Seever American Legion Post #6, Atchison, and the V.F.W. Post # 1175, Atchison, KS. Mr. Weitlich enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising a garden, barbequing and cooking.
He was married to Betty Jean Browning on April 26, 1951 in St. Joseph, MO. She survives of the home in Winthrop. Additional survivors include a son and his wife, Ron and Connie Weitlich, St. Joseph, MO., a daughter; Linda Weitlich, Winthrop, MO., a sister; Eleanor Paris, Van Nuys, CA, three grandchildren, and a niece and nephew. His parents preceded him in death.
SHOCKLEY, Lila C. Shockley, 89, Atchison, KS passed away Monday, April 3, 2006 at Medicalodge of Atchison.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM. Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Patterson officiating. Burial at Pardee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM. Friday, April 7, 2006 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to be made to the Cummings Christian Church or the Ladies Aid of the church.
Mrs. Shockley was born March 22, 1917, to Arthur E. and Christine Hartman Keirns in Pardee Township. Lila attended Pardee School and Atchison County Community High School. She married Herbert Lane, and her only child James Herbert Lane was born in 1935. During World War II, she worked as a machinist in defense plants in Kansas City. Following the war, she returned to Atchison and married Lester (Bud) Shockley. They farmed together in the Pardee community until his death in 1968. Lila continued to farm until the 1980s.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Gail, brother Gilbert, and son.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Marjorie Lane of Shawnee, KS; granddaughter Stacey Lane of Key West, FL; grandson and his wife, Winter and Peggy Lane, and great-granddaughter Merritt Lane, Olathe, KS.
SCHUELE, Catherine Schuele, 89, Atchison, KS passed away Friday, March 31, 2006 at Atchison Senior Village.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, April 3, 2006 at St. Benedict Church. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home where a parish rosary will be recited at 4:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Maur Hill-Mt. Academy and left in care of the funeral home.
Catherine was the last of eight children born to Felix and Dora (Kempter) Corpstein August 28, 1916 on a farm south of Potter, KS. Her mother died several days after Catherine’s birth. She went to live with her aunt and uncle Matt and Margaret (Corpstein) Ernzen. When it came time to begin her schooling she boarded with the Benedictine Sisters at St. Patrick’s grade school south of Atchison, as it was a long distance to travel from her aunt and uncle’s farm. This was difficult since as a small child she could not go home after school as the other children.
She attended the Mt. Academy 7-12th grade and graduated from Mt. St. Scholastica Academy class of 1935. Catherine was ever so thankful to the Benedictine Sisters for their kindness to her throughout her life. Instead of furthering her education she was needed to care for her father’s two sisters, Margaret and Kate, until their deaths.
As a young woman she was a landowner and a steward of the land. She married Herman L. Schuele August 12, 1953 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. They lived on a farm west of Atchison where they raised grain and livestock as partners. Those who passed the farm always marveled at her beautiful flowers and large garden. The couple was active in St. Louis Catholic Church, Good Intent and she was later a member of Sacred Heart Church. Catherine was a kind woman who took great delight in doing for others and whose place in this world can never be filled. She was a member of Daughter of Isabella, the County Extension Unit and Oblates of Mt. St. Scholastica Monastery. Catherine was given the Fidelis Award in 1999 from Mt. St. Scholastica Academy for her support of the school. Herman preceded her in death in 1988. Catherine’s seven brothers are also all deceased.
She is survived by two daughters Agatha “Aggie” and husband Martin Asher, Atchison, KS and Cathy and husband John Murphy, Plano, TX. 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
THOMAS, Naomi Delilah Thomas, 89, Atchison, KS passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 at Atchison Senior Village.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Faith Bible Fellowship Church with the Pastor Stephen Lucas officiating. Burial at Corpus Christi Cemetery at Mooney Creek. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Wednesday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Atchison Senior Village or the North East Kansas Hospice and left in care of the funeral home.
Mrs. Thomas was born April 2, 1916 in Ottawa, KS the daughter of Harry and Mary S. (Speellman) Roediger. She was a member of the Faith Bible Fellowship. She was employed as a receptionist with Waisner and Litwins, Sawin & Dyer Funeral Home and with Medicalodge for a short time. Naomi enjoyed gardening and working with violets and roses and she loved her family.
She married William J. Urban, he preceded her in death on March 28, 1993. She later married Guy W. Thomas, he preceded her in death on August 11, 1994. She was also preceded in death by a brother Harry Earl Roediger and her parents.
She is survived by a son Jim Urban and his wife Raynette of Bendena, KS. And a daughter Marlene (Mollie) Lane and her husband Ron of Winchester, KS. 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
TOMLINSON, Woodrow O. Tomlinson, 93 years old, Baldwin City, KS., formerly of Rushville, MO., died Saturday, March 25, 2006 at the Baldwin Health Care & Rehab. Center, Baldwin City, KS.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29th, 2006 at the Rushville Christian Church with Rev. Tim Champ officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until time of service at the Rushville Christian Church. The Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison, KS. is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Rushville Christian Church. Condolences to the family may be left on-line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Woodrow O. Tomlinson was born on Oct. 28, 1912 in Rushville, MO., the son of Ora R. and Motie M. (Sutton) Tomlinson. He attended grade schools in Rushville, and graduated from Atchison High School. Mr. Tomlinson formerly owned and operated the Rushville Grocery and Tomlinson Grocery Store for over 25 years. He was a member of the Rushville Christian Church, a member of the Loyal Sons & Queen Esther Class, and had served on the Rushville Town Board. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, fishing, and hunting.
He was married to Doris W. Wood on January 26, 1933 in Atchison, KS. Mrs. Tomlinson survives of the home, Baldwin City, KS., additional survivors include a son; Frank “Dean” and his wife, Connie Tomlinson, Baldwin City, KS., seven grandchildren, and twenty great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. His parents, a daughter; Jacqueline L. Tomlinson, and three brothers; John, Eula, and Charles Tomlinson,a sister; Zetta Cassity preceded him in death.