PARKER, Lottie S. Parker, 97, Bethany, MO formerly of Atchison, KS passed away Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Crestview Home in Bethany, MO.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Bible Fellowship Church or the Crestview Home and left in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave. Atchison, KS 66002. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
She was born Lottie S. Merritt on September 16, 1909 in the Shannon Township, KS. the daughter of Rollie D. and Maudie S. (Moppin) Merritt. She was a charter member of Carol Baptist Church and was Decorating Chairman for the church. She was later member of the Faith Bible Fellowship Church. She was a member of the Woman’s Missionary Society and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Lottie enjoyed singing and was a member of the choir. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, ceramics and artex painting. She especially loved her family and grandkids.
She married James M. Parker on July 31, 1924. He preceded her in death on December 16, 1968. She was also preceded in death by a brother Raymond Merritt, a sister Ercle Copeland and her parents.
Lottie is survived by her son Billy Parker and his wife Lola of Gladstone, MO; daughters Rosalie “Kate” York and her husband Maurice of Albany, MO and Jan Barton and her husband Lewis of Merriam, KS. 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
KAMMER, Marie Katherine Kammer, 91, Atchison, KS formerly of Good Intent Community passed away Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Medicalodge of Atchison.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with the Rev. Eduardo Bousson officiating. Burial at Lancaster Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison United Methodist Church, Achievement Services or to the charity of the donors choice and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mrs. Kammer was born February 20, 1915 at the family farm. She was the oldest child of Henry C. and Emma J. (Bubb) Roloff. She attended Center School all eight years. She did housework for different families in Atchison. She married Karl Kammer of April 24, 1949 at the Atchison Methodist Church, where she was a member since 1940. Karl preceded her in death on March 26, 1964. Marie them cared for her mother-in-law, Anna Kammer for 10 years until her death in 1973. She then sold her house in Atchison and moved to the farm where she cared for her mother until her death in November 1981. She stayed on the farm cooking for her brother and his hired men. She enjoyed growing African Violets, sewing quilts by hand and gardening.
She is survived by her sisters Ruth Scholz of Raymore, MO; Pearl Jensen of Everest, KS; Louise Kepfield of Topeka, KS and Rose Mary Albright of Atchison, KS; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Henry and Roy and two sisters Cora Elliston and Grace Schrader.
HOFFMAN, Donald Gene Hoffman, 82, of Valley Falls, KS, died Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at his home, south of Nortonville, KS.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, February 2, 2007 at the O’Trimble Funeral Home in Nortonville, KS. Burial will be in the Nortonville Cemetery. Family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Hoffman are suggested to the American Heart Association. Online condolences to the family may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Donald Hoffman was born on November 28, 1924 in Atchison County on the family farm which was homesteaded in the 1860’s, the son of Herman and Alice Belle (Ellerman) Hoffman. He attended the Nortonville United Methodist Church and graduated from Nortonville High School. Mr. Hoffman worked many jobs throughout his life. Primarily he farmed several farms, operated a dairy, raised cattle and registered horses. He had worked for Blish-Mize in Atchison, Poynter Motors in Valley Falls, Mosbey-Mack Motors in Topeka, and the former Midwest Grain Products (MGP) in Atchison for 15 years. He also did custom crop harvesting, owned bulldozers and had worked on the Topeka levees. Donald restored tools and owned and operated the Hoffman’s Café from 1960 – 1970 in Nortonville.
Donald and Margaret Ann Weeks were married in 1956 at the First Christian Church in Atchison. She preceded him in death on Oct. 27, 1998. His parents, one brother; Herman Hoffman, Jr., and one sister, Vera Lane, preceded Donald in death.
Survivors include two sons, Donald G. ‘DG’ Hoffman of Nortonville, and Warren J. Darst of Ozawkie, KS; three daughters, Patricia Stone of Valley Falls, Sandra Fairchild and Cheryl Harper, both of Topeka, KS; one sister Lulu Ruth Foster of Miltonville, KS; six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
MUNCIE-TRAUTLOFF, Veda Muncie-Trautloff, 92, of Atchison passed away Monday, January 29, 2007 at her home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS with Rev. Jack Divine officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 PM, Friday, February 2, 2007 at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison Hospital Hospice or Mt. Vernon Cemetery and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Veda Trautloff was born on January 23, 1915 in Troy, Kansas the daughter of Archie and Edna (Norris) Smith. She attended school in Troy, Kansas. She had been employed with Wilson Poultry House and Arensberg Grocery in Atchison. Veda was a member of the Order Of The Eastern Star and attended the First Christian Church. She enjoyed fishing, flowers, playing cards, and watching golf.
Veda married James Taylor Muncie in September of 1932; he preceded her in death in September of 1964. She later married Gene Trautloff in February of 1971; he also preceded her in death in August of 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter; Barbara Lee Myers, step-son Alvin Trautloff, a granddaughter Sheila Theel, and a great-granddaughter Emily Henry.
Survivors include three daughters, Marlene Muncie-Robertson and her husband John of Winchester, KS; Maxine Muncie-Theel of Leavenworth, KS; and Beverly Muncie-Sorenson and her husband Lee of Denver, CO. 12 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 8 step great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.
MYERS, Cecelia Myers, 98, of Atchison, KS, died Saturday, January 27, 2007 at the Atchison Senior Village.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, Feb. 1st. 2007 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Fr. Gerard Senecal.O.S.B. officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until time of service at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association or the Northeast Kansas Hospice. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Cecelia Wilhemina Myers was born on February 11, 1908, the daughter of Basil and Pauline (Watowa) Lutz on a farm in the Good Intent Community of Atchison, KS. She moved to a farm south of Bendena, KS. at age 1 with her parents. She attended school in Doniphan County and has been a lifelong resident of Atchison County, KS. Cecelia worked for Stein Laboratory, Atchison from 1925-1931. She was a homemaker/ housewife and was a member of the St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Atchison and a member of the Jordan Creek Sunflower Club. She enjoyed crafts, gardening and sewing.
Mrs. Myers was married to Robert A. Myers on February 28, 1933 at the St. Benedict’s Rectory; he preceded her in death on February 22, 1983. Survivors include two sons, Robert L. and his wife Joan Myers, Atchison, KS, Ronald and his wife Janet Myers, Cummings, KS, one daughter Evelyn and husband James Berry, Barstow, CA, 7 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Her parents, husband Robert, an infant son, 6 brothers, Joe, Albert, Herman, Carl, John, and Leo Lutz and 1 sister; Matilda Brox preceded her in death.
BIFFINGER, Kathryn Mae Biffinger, 73, of Pensacola, FL, formerly of Atchison, died Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, FL. Graveside services will be held at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS on February 3, 2007 at 3:00 PM.
Kathryn was born the daughter of Edwin Robert and Ida Mae Biffinger on September 30, 1933 in Atchison, KS. She was employed by Sears while living in Atchison. Kathryn received her BLS and MA degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She was employed and retired from the Department of the Navy in New Orleans, LA
Kathryn lived the last 20 years in Pensacola, FL where she lived a full life of activities and with wonderful friends. She had been a member of the Eastern Star, attended the Episcopal Church, and belonged to the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by a nephew Tony (Maureen) Biffinger, Littleton, CO; Ron Biffinger, Avon, CT; a niece Robin Biffinger, Henderson, NV; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ms. Biffinger was preceded in death by her loving parents and brother, Robert Edwin Biffinger.
Kathryn will be deeply missed and remembered for her good humor and inspirational words.
HAGEN: Ellen A. Hagen, 83, Atchison, KS passed away Monday, October 22, 2007 at Atchison Hospital.
Graveside services will be 4:00 PM. Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison, KS. A prayers service will be said at 3:00 PM Wednesday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home followed by visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Sacred Heart Church and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mrs. Hagen was born October 2, 1924 in Omaha, NE the daughter of Eugene E. and Ann (Probst) Coyle. She was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. Ellen worked for 30 years at AT&T in California as a long distance operator, retiring in 1988. She was a member of the American Legion Post #6 and enjoyed playing bingo and cats.
Ellen married Robert Hagen in 1955. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother John “Jack” Coyle in 1967 and her parents. Survivors include her brothers Pat Coyle and Jerry Coyle and his wife Lorraine, all of Atchison, KS, and numerous nieces and nephews.