VOLK, Helen Kleile Volk, 75 years old, formerly of Atchison, KS. died Friday, June 9, 2006 at the Comfort Care Home, Wichita, KS.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 12th, 2006 at the Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Raymond C. Hartjen, Jr. officiating. The body has been cremated and burial of the cremated remains will follow services in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Helen K. Volk Scholarship Fund for Fine Arts at Benedictine College and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison, KS. 66002. Condolences to the family may be left on-line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Helen Kleile was born on Sept. 2, 1930 in Chase, KS., the daughter of Carl and Ruth (Daggey) Kleile. She graduated from high school, received a B.A. Degree, and then a Masters Degree in Theatre Arts from Emporia State College, Emporia, KS. Mrs. Volk was a Professor of Theatre Arts at Benedictine College for over 30 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Atchison, KS., a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota Sorority, the American Association of University Women, had served on the Board of the Atchison Arts Association. Helen was a founding member of the Atchison Community Theatre, and a patron of the Ashby-Hodge Gallery, Central Methodist College, Fayette, MO. Helen enjoyed directing and appearing in dozens of local theatre productions.
Helen was married to Robert G. Volk, Jr., on December 26, 1951 in Atchison, KS., Bob Volk was a well known local banker with the former City National Bank, Atchison, now UMB Bank. Mr. Volk preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1989. Survivors include a son; Richard K. and his wife Joyce Volk, Salina, KS., grandson; Zachary Volk, two step grandchildren; Joshua and Sydney Reich, and her guardian and friend Laurie Briggs, Wichita, KS.
BALLINGER, Jim A. Ballinger, 52, Nortonville, KS passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2006 near Anderson, SC.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, June 12, 2006 at St. Joseph Church, Nortonville, KS. Burial will be at 2:30 PM Monday at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Parkville, MO. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM Sunday at the church with a rosary at 4:00 PM. O’Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville, KS is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Education Fund and left in care of O’Trimble Funeral Home, PO Box 267, Nortonville, KS 66060.
Mr. Ballinger was born August 8, 1953 in St. Louis, MO the son of John A. and Helen (Roach) Ballinger. He lived in Carthage, MO until the age of 14 before moving with his parents to Kansas City, MO. He was a 1971 graduate of Park Hill High School. He was a U. S. Army veteran. He worked for Continental Airlines as a load planner specialist and later Eastern Airlines. Jim worked for Frito Lay for 10 years as an over the road driver.
He married Nancy Sidoti on August 28, 1979. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his daughters Jacqueline Ballinger of Nashville, TN, Lesley Ballinger and Lauren Ballinger both of Nortonville. His mother Helen R. Ballinger, sisters Mary Jensen of Mooresville, NC; Julie Deckman of Kansas City, MO and Ginger Johnson of Kansas City, MO.
He was preceded in death by his son John A. Ballinger in 1994 and his father John Ballinger.
STEVENS, Dorothy H. Stevens, 90 years old of Atchison, KS. died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 9th, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Hollingsworth, Pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Weston, MO. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, June 8,2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lighthouse Hospice. Condolences to the family may be left on-line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Dorothy H. Rees was born on June 23, 1915 at Bean Lake, MO., the daughter of Thomas A. and Amanda M. (Downey) Rees, Sr. She following high school she attended beauty school in Kansas City, Mo. Dorothy worked as an order clerk at Blish-Mize Company, Atchison for 18 years and then as an apartment manager in Denver CO. for over 20 years. She returned to live here from Denver in 1985.
Dorothy was married to Scottie Stevens on June 23, 1967. Mr. Steven preceded her in death on March 17, 1995. She attended First Baptist Church, Atchison, Ks. She enjoyed her family. .
Survivors include a son, Robert (wife Connie) Mullen, Atchison, KS., a step son; Jim and his wife Maralene Stevens, Valley Falls, KS., Five grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, son; Ronald Hisle, 2004, two brothers, three sisters, and one step-granddaughter preceded her in death..
CASH, Violet Florence (Cash) Ralston-Cash, 75 years old, formerly of Atchison, KS. died Sunday, June 4th, 2006 at the Greater Regional Medical Center, in Creston, IA.
Private family services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, June 8th, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Hollingsworth, Pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating.. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Blind Association. Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left on-line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Violet Florence Cash was born on Oct. 5, 1930 in Hiawatha, KS. the daughter of Joseph Floyd and Eva Cora (McFeeters) Cash. Violet attended school in Atascadero, CA. She was married to Jim Tarwater in 1946; they lived in Atascadero, CA., and later divorced. In 1954, she was married to Roy Ralston. They lived in Atchison, KS. where they owned and operated a restaurant. Violet worked as a waitress and a production worker for Midwest Solvents, Atchison, KS. Mr. Ralston preceded her in death on April 23, 1978. Violet retired and was later married to George Cash in 1983. They moved to Grants, NM. Mr. Cash preceded her in death in 1988. Mrs. Cash worked as a volunteer at the hospital in Grants, NM., before moving to Creston, IA in July 1992.
Survivors include three sons; Joseph (wife Judy) Tarwater, Leavenworth, KS.,; John (wife Patty) Ralston, Atchison, KS., Roy (wife Jennifer) Ralston III, Platte City, MO., two daughters; Sharon Tarwater, Phoenix, AZ., and Becky (husband Scott) Howarth, Creston, IA., thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy (husband Norman) Olswalt, Kansas City, MO., and one brother, Robert (wife Shirley) Cash, Fremont, NE.. Her parents, two husbands; two sisters; Judy and Shirley and three brothers; Donald, Jack and Jimmy preceded her in death.
LEE, Helen C. Lee, 87 years old, formerly of Atchison, KS. died Thursday, June 1, 2006 at the Country Care Home, Easton, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 5th, 2006 at the St. Patrick’s Church with Fr. Bertrand LaNoue as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM on Sunday, June 4th, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with visitation to follow until 8: 30 PM. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, ACES or St. Patrick’s Church. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Helen C. Weber was born on Oct. 7 1918 in Atchison, KS. the daughter of Jacob P. and Alice P. (Knowles) Weber. She worked as a medical assistant for Dr. John Growney for over 25 years. Helen was a former member of the St. Patrick’s Church, Atchison, KS. and St. Benedicts Church, Atchison. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, American Legion Post #6 Auxiliary, the Atchison Hospital Auxiliary, and St. Michaels Altar Society; she enjoyed sewing, visiting with relative and friends, and traveling.
Helen was married to Henry D. Lee on May 20, 1936 at St. Patrick’s Church. Mr. Lee preceded her in death on June 8, 1965. Survivors include; two sons; Steven J. and his wife Cindy Lee, Atchison, KS., Michael P. and his wife Alvera Lee, Horton, KS., four daughters; Alice A. Domann, Atchison, KS., Catherine and her husband Harold Wilburn, Horton, KS., Donna I. and her husband, Robert Clemons, Kansas City, MO., and Nancy C. and her husband Ralph Brownfield, Elk Grove Village, Ill., four brothers; Leonard Weber, Kansas City, Mo., Leo Weber, Atchison, KS., Robert Weber, Atchison, KS., and Edward Weber, Plattsmouth, NE., four sisters; Dorothy Weber, Atchison, Evelyn Gray, Atchison, KS., Ruth Anna Ramsey, Mt. Hope, KS., and Jean Moranz, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Sixteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, four brothers; Al, Ralph, Herman, and Jacob Weber, a sister; Irene Glancy, one grandson; Henry Lee, and one great granddaughter, also preceded her in death.
EHRET, Howard C. Ehret, 96 years of age, of Atchison, KS. died Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Lucas, Pastor of the Faith Bible Fellowship Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Friday, June 2nd, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the N.E.K. Hospice or the Faith Bible Fellowship Church. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mr. Ehret was born on Feb. 6, 1910 in Atchison, KS. the son of Charles F. and Fanny B. (Bailey) Ehret. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran stationed in England. Mr. Ehret was transported for service on the Queen Mary. He returned from serving his country and began work as an inspector for the Kansas Port of Entry, Atchison. He retired in April of 1972. Mr. Ehret was a member of the Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Atchison, KS. where he served as a Deacon, a Sunday School Teacher, and visitation minister. He also was a volunteer fireman, served on the election board, and the District #1, Water board all for the Walnut Township. He enjoyed cooking, baking, welding with steel, and church work.
Howard was married to Berdie Mae Reynolds on Sept. 23, 1933 here in Atchison, KS. Mrs. Ehret preceded him in death on Sept.18, 1991. His parents, three brothers including Herbert Ehret, a nephew, Gene Hurst, and a great nephew; Howard Eugene “Genie” Hurst also preceded him in death.
Survivors include; two nieces, Mary Jane and her husband, Phil Sowers, Atchison, KS., Barbara and her husband Dan Dunbar, Scottsdale, AZ., a brother-in-law; Newt and his wife Mary Reynolds, Atchison, KS., three great nieces, two great nephews, two great great nieces, and two great great nephews.
WOLTERS, Ruby Ellen Wolters, 93, of Shawnee, KS, formerly of Atchison, KS, died, Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at the Trinity Nursing and Rehab Center in Merriam, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Saturday, June 3, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Atchison, with Fr. Bertrand LaNoue, Celebrant. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Atchison. Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30, Friday, June 2, with a rosary being recited at 7:00 pm on Friday at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Wolters are suggested to ACES Endowment.
Mrs. Wolters was born December 6, 1912 in Weston, MO, the daughter of Daniel and Bessie (McClain) Boatwright. She attended schools in DeKalb, MO. Ruby worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Kansas City for over 20 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Shawnee, KS and a former member of St. Joseph Church in Atchison. She had lived in the Kansas City, Kansas and Shawnee, Kansas areas for the past 40 years. She was a member of the Senior Citizen Club in Shawnee. Ruby enjoyed fishing, gardening, sewing and cooking.
Survivors include one son, James Wolters and his wife, Verda, of Kansas City, MO; two daughters, Judith Darrah and her husband, Bob, of Shawnee, KS and Marilyn Chmidling of Nortonville, KS; one daughter-in-law, Wilma Wolters of Kansas City, MO; thirteen grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Thomas Wolters, four brothers, and three sisters.