PITTS, Lena M. Pitts, 83 years old, of Gladstone, MO., died Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 20th, 2006 at the Barry Christian Church, 1500 NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO. with the Rev. Robert George, Pastor of the Barry Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. at 3:30 PM on Saturday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Friday, May 19th, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sugar Creek Ladies Aide. Condolences to the family may be left on-line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Lena M. Young was born on Oct. 9, 1922 in Rushville, Mo., the daughter of William A. and Florence Lena (Jackson) Young. She attended the Block Grade School, and graduated from Atchison High School in 1941. Lena was a housewife and homemaker, a member of the Barry Christian Church, the Christian Womenís Fellowship, the Sugar Creek Ladies Aid, and was a former Den Mother and room mother for East Platte grade school. She did babysitting in her home for over 20 years.
She was married to Wayne M. Pitts on December 24, 1941 in Atchison, KS.. Mr. Pitts survives of the home in Gladstone. Additional survivors include a son; Gary Wayne and his wife Sandi Pitts, Kennesaw GA., two daughters; Lena Jean and her husband James Gilbert, Texarkana TX. and Linda Mae and her husband Joe Johnson, of Nash TX., Eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Her parents, six brothers, four sisters, and two granddaughters preceded her in death.
BOMBERGER, Michael Bruce Bomberger, 41, Emporia, KS, formerly of DeKalb, MO passed away Monday, May 15, 2006 in Emporia, KS.
Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Friday, May 19, 2006 at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. The body has been cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be left at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home to assist funeral cost.
Mr. Bomberger was born August 23, 1964 in Winchester, KS the son of Dale and Martha L (Spradlin) Bomberger. He attended Allen United Methodist Church, Allen, KS. Michael enjoyed watching football, nascar racing, listening to music and fishing.
Michael is survived by his son Shane Michael Bomberger; mother Martha Bomberger of Nortonville; sisters Rose Vantuyl and Anita VanFossen both of Emporia, KS. Brothers Gerald Bomberger of DeKalb, MO and Dale Wayne Bomberger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Dale Bomberger in 1990.
HARRIS, Naomi L. Harris 83, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006 at Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, May 18, 2006 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Lucas officiating. Burial at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Bible Fellowship Church and left in care of the funeral home.
Mrs. Harris was born April 12, 1923 in Fairview, KS the daughter of James G. and Sybel (Thomas) McFeeters. She was employed with Saunders Manufacturing Company for 20 years retiring in 1988. She was a past member of the Salvation Army Home League and a volunteer with the Salvation Army and the Army Thrift Store. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and an active member at Faith Bible Fellowship Church. Naomi enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, flowers and her animals and she loved her family.
She married Bryan Harris on June 8, 1940 in Atchison, KS. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1990. She was also preceded in death by a son Kenneth in 1999. Infant daughters Patricia and Roxanne. 4 brothers, 3 sisters and her parents.
Mrs. Harris is survived by a daughter Patricia Navinskey and her husband Steven of Atchison; sons Michael Harris and his wife Linda of Savannah, MO; and Donald Harris of Leavenworth. 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. And numerous nieces and nephews
WESSEL, Gerald ďJerryĒ B. Wessel, 66, Effingham, KS passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday, May 13, 2006 at St. Annís Church in Effingham with Rev. Benjamin Tremmel. O.S.B. celebrant. Burial at St. Annís Cemetery. A parish rosary will be said at 7:00 PM Friday, at St. Annís Church with visitation following till 8:30 PM. OíTrimble Funeral Home, Effingham, KS is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Annís Church or the Atchison County Rural Fire District #2 and left in care of OíTrimble Funeral Home.
Mr. Wessel was born September 2, 1939 near Kelly, KS the son of Joseph and Freda (Niehues) Wessel, Sr. He attended St. Annís Grade School and was a 1957 graduate of ACCHS. He was a school bus driver from 1960 to 1962 for ACCHS and worked for the Benton Township. Jerry was a farmer and he helped organize the Atchison County Rural Fire District #2 in 1968. He served as a Board Member for 25 years while continuing to volunteer with the fire department. He was a life long member of St. Annís Church and later served on the Church Committee and Parish Counsel. Jerry enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports, hunting, playing cards and loved being with family and friends.
Jerry married Alice M. Wohletz on February 4, 1961 at St. Annís Church. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his daughters Theresa Cattrell and her husband Gary of Nortonville; and Margaret Diehl and her husband Bruce of Wichita; and a son Mike Wessel of Effingham. 3 grandsons Jason and Randy Cattrell of Nortonville and Kevin Diehl of Wichita. 1 great grandson Ryan Cattrell of Nortonville. Sister Florence Edwards; brothers Joseph Wessel, Jr.; and Leander Wessel all of Effingham and Tom Wessel of Ft. Worth, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Vincent Wessel.
MUNCY, John F. Muncy, 76 years old, retired Minister Emeritus of the First Christian Church; Atchison died Sunday, August 13th, 2006 at his apartment in Mall Towers, Atchison, KS.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 17th, 2006 at the First Christian Church with Rev. Lee Hendon officiating. The body has been cremated and private family burial of the cremated remains where held at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church. Condolences to the family may be left on-line at www.beckerdyer.com.
John was born on Oct. 16, 1929 in New Orleans, Louisiana the son of William L. and Stella (Eubank) Muncy. Rev. Muncy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Missouri State College and graduated from the Central Baptist Seminary. He was Ordained in August of 1947. Rev. Muncy held pastorates in Mattoon, ILL.; Florence, Missouri; Otterville, MO; Platte City, MO.: Farmington, New Mexico; Saint Louis, MO.; and Louisiana, MO. From 1968 to 1973 he worked as an area sales manager for United Church Directories of Galion, Ohio. He came to Atchison in 1973 to run Project Concern. He went from there to directing an Indian manpower program under the CETA Act for United Tribes of Kansas. Rev. Muncy then went to the First Christian Church and was the Senior Minister there from April 1, 1977 until he retired on December 31, 1994. He presently is the Minister Emeritus of the First Christian Church of Atchison. John enjoyed carpentry, yard work.
Rev. Muncy was married to Carlene Cage on June 19, 1949. They were later divorced in Aug. 1968. He later was married to Gretchen Brittian Holmes on October 4, 1974. Mrs. Muncy preceded him in death on January 18, 2000. Survivors include a son; Rev. Jerry F. Muncy, Leavenworth, KS., two daughters; Joni Seiffert, Overland Park, KS., and Jenny Donaldson, Kansas City, MO., three brothers; Rev. Glenn E. Muncy, Grove, OK., Rev. Robert L. Muncy, Richmond, VA., and William C. Muncy, North Hollywood, CA., a sister, Marguerite Richards, San Marcos, CA., five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
STILLINGS, Margaret Alice Stillings. 95 years old, of Atchison, KS. died Sunday, August 13, 2006 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Lee Hendon, Pastor of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until time of service on Wednesday at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church or the Arthritis Foundation. Condolences to the family may be left on line at www.beckerdyer.com.
Margaret A. Clements was born on March 19, 1911, in Atchison, KS., the daughter of Junior Maywood and Hazel Adda (Hartman) Clements. She attended the Farmington Grade School, the Farmington High School for two years and graduated from the Atchison County Community High School, Effingham in 1929. Mrs. Stillings worked for over 10 years at the Blish-Mize Company, in 1956 she began secretarial work at the former Rockwell International in Atchison and remained there for 17 years . Mrs. Stillings was a member of the First Christian Church, Atchison for nearly 40 years, was a Deaconess Emeritus of the church. She was a member of the Friendship Rebekah Lodge #288, and the Martha Washington Chapter #215, Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Stillings enjoyed crocheting, crafts and was an avid reader.
She was married to Elmer Earl Stillings on August 30, 1941 in Highland Kansas. They were later divorced. Survivors include two daughters; Mrs. Barbara and her husband Buzz Shippers, Kansas City, MO., and Connie and her husband Gary Bryant, Grand Isle, VT. Two grandchildren; Jeff Bryant, Grand Isle, VT., and Marti Bryant Preston, Flagstaff, AZ. and three great grandchildren; Tyler Bryant, Molly Bryant, Joey Preston. And two step great grandchildren; Jonathan and Jeremy Preston. Several cousins, nieces and nephews. Her parents, brother, and two sisters preceded her in death.
HAWK, Margery M. Hawk, 91, of Effingham, KS died Monday, August 7, 2006 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 12, 2006 at the Effingham Union Church with Rev. Jack Albright officiating. A visitation will be held at OíTrimble Funeral Home in Effingham from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2006. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham. Memorial contributions in memory of Ms. Hawk are suggested to Gran Villas of Atchison and may be left in care of the OíTrimble Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Margery M. Hawk was born on August 19, 1914 in Effingham, the daughter of Robert T. and Bertha B. (English) Hawk. She attended school in Effingham. Margery helped her father on the family farm. She was a member of the Effingham Union Church and a charter member of the Sunny Hill Thimble Club, Effingham. She enjoyed gardening, playing bingo and being with her family, especially during the 90th Hawk family reunion which was held recently.
Margery was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Robert, Calvin, and Hobart Hawk; and one sister, Wilda Strine.
Survivors include ten nieces and nephews, including Chuck and Diana Hawk, Bill and Debby Hawk, Wayne and Pat Strine, and Clyde and Lorraine Strine, all of Effingham, Don and Beth Hawk of Atchison, Todd and Julie Baker of Lancaster, and Steve and Peggy Farrell of Leavenworth, KS; 23 Great nieces and nephews, 15 great-great nieces and nephews.