Hazel Leona (Parrott) McKanna, 92, of Nortonville, KS, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2008 at her daughter’s home in rural Nortonville.
Funeral services will be 3:00 pm, Saturday, August 30, at the Cummings Christian Church with Rev. Gary Patterson and Rev. David Atzenweiler, officiating. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Friday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorials in memory of Mrs. McKanna are suggested to the Cummings Christian Church Building Fund. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Hazel was born on May 3, 1916 at Rushville, MO, the daughter of Lee Otis and Amanda (Barton) Parrott. She moved with her family to the Cummings, KS, community at the age of 8. She married Marcus E. McKanna on August 24, 1937 in Cummings and they farmed in the area for many years. Hazel and Mack moved to Colorado in 1958 and lived there until Mack’s death in 1973. Hazel moved back to Kansas and worked for several years at the Mop Factory in Atchison. Hazel loved to sew, gardening and can. She was a very good cook and loved having her family around her. Hazel was a very active member of the Cummings Christian Church.
Hazel is survived by her children, Anna L. Atzenweiler, Nortonville, KS, Leona (Roger) Bakel, Longmont, CO, Dale (Kathryn) McKanna, Burlingame, KS; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a brother, Charles (Eula) Parrott, Rushville, MO; a sister, Edith (Bob) Lewman, Cummings, KS.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Morgan Parrott; and one great granddaughter, Jessica McKanna
Joe L. Bailey, 81 years of age, of Rushville, Mo formerly of Topeka, KS. died Monday, August 25, 2008 at his residence in Rushville.
Funeral services will be 4:00 PM on Friday, August 29th, 2008 at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home with Chaplain Jack Albright officiating. The body will be cremated follow the services and burial of the cremated remains will be at a later date in the Muscotah Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, August 28th, 2008 at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Joe was born on July 2, 1927 in Buffalo, MO, the son of Willie A. and Mary (Moad) Bailey. Joe worked for Safeway Bakery for 10 years, and then he and his wife Lois owned and operated a café called “Bailey’s Café, in Omaha, NE. They moved to Topeka, KS. and he worked for the street department as a mechanic for 21years. After he retired they moved to Gilman City, Mo and lived there for 10 years, they moved to Rushville in 2004. He enjoyed woodworking, crafts, mechanic work and especially his family, children, and grandchildren.
Mr. Bailey was married to Lois Irene Tucker on March 9, 1957. Mrs. Bailey survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son, Timothy Joe Bailey, Kansas City, MO., two daughters, Diana R. Logan, and Joyce Bailey, both of Topeka, KS., a sister, Ruby Hickcock, Buffalo, Mo., fourteen grandchildren and lots of great grandchildren. His parents, a son, Richard Bailey, a daughter, Bonnie Watson, a brother, John Paul Bailey, and a sister, Violet Ruth Lindsay, preceded him in death.
Stanley E. Frost ,77 years of age, of Effingham, KS., died Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at the St. Ann’s Parish Center with Fr. Benjamin Tremmel, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Ann’s Cemetery, Effingham, KS. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 at the Becker Chapel, 402-Third St., Effingham, KS. with visitation to follow until 8:30 PM. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Ann’s Building Fund. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Stanley was born on July 1, 1931 in Willis, Kansas the son of Jack and Velma (Johnson) Frost. He graduated from high school and had attended mechanical trade school. Mr. Frost was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War. He worked as an auto mechanic for several dealerships such as Kimmel Chevrolet, Robinson, KS., Ulrich Chevrolet, Horton, KS., and Miller Chevrolet, Atchison, KS.At Page Airways, Atchison, and for Certified Automatic Transmissions. Mr. Frost retired in 1976. He was a member of the St. Ann’s Church, the V.F.W., the Masonic Lodge # of Robinson, KS.. Mr. Frost was a former Mayor of Effingham and served on the City Commission. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.
Mr. Frost was married to LuAnne Chain on June 30, 1951 at St. Mary’s Church, Purcell, KS. Mrs. Frost survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sons; Phillip (Susie) Frost, Platte City, Mo., Gregory (Melissa) Frost, Lawrence, KS., a daughter, Jacqueline (Dan) Smith, Effingham, KS., Three sisters; Joanne Frost, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Frances Edge, Walton, KY., Nancy Kramer, Missouri, Eleven grandchildren, seventeen grandchildren. His parents, a sister, Joyce Hooper, and one grandson preceded him in death.
Marian R. Gill, 88 of Atchison, passed away Saturday August 23, 2008 at her home.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. The body has been cremated. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Weston, MO. The Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be left at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marian was born April 3rd, 1920 in DeKalb, MO. the daughter of Edward and Marian (Gerner) Strong. She graduated from DeKalb High School in 1938. She worked as a cook and lived in Indiana from 1974 to 1994. She married Harley Gill in 1952 in Atchison. They were later divorced. She was a former member of the Lewis and Clark Baptist Church, the Sherrers Club, and enjoyed crafts and crossword puzzles.
Mrs. Gill was preceded in death by her parents, former husband, a son Gary Gill, four brothers Earl, Charlie, Frances and Calvin Strong and three sisters, Lorene Lynch, Tessie Fridell and Fern Durkin. Survivors include two sons, Kevin and Michael Gill of Atchison, and many nieces and nephews.
Janet I. Lentz,75 of Easton, KS. formerly of Winchester, KS. died Thursday, August 21,2008 at the Country Care Nursing Home, Easton, KS.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM on Monday, August 25th, 2008 at the New Testament Christian Church, Winchester, KS., with Rev. Vic Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in the Nortonville Cemetery, Nortonville, KS. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, Aug. 24th, 2008 at the New Testament Christian Church, Winchester. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the O’Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville who is handling the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Janet Irene Moberly was born on Oct. 13, 1932 in Umfrey, Missouri the daughter of Leon and Roberta E. (Sigler) Moberly. She was a homemaker and housewife for most of her life. She was a member of the New Testament Christian Church, Winchester, KS., and a member of the ladies aid of the church. Janet enjoyed cooking, gardening, and quilting.
She was married to James Albert Lentz on April 1, 1956 in Leavenworth, KS. Mr. Lentz preceded her in death on July 17, 2005. Her parents and grandchild also preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons; James (Sue) Lentz, Dodge City, KS., Richard Lentz, and Keith Lentz, both of Winchester, KS., two daughters; Donieta (Rick) McVay, Meriden, KS., and Becky (Steve) Belveal, Nortonville, KS., two sisters; Sue Clark, Lawrence, KS., and Jo Ellen Lean, Humansville, MO., twenty grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Howard Wayne Shell, 72, of Fallbrook, CA, passed away Monday, August 18, 2008 in Carlsbad, CA.
Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Friday, August 29, 2008 at the Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham, KS. A visitation is being held in Fallbrook, CA on Saturday, August 23, 2008 from 3:00-7:00 PM at the Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary. Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Shell are suggested to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of San Diego, CA, and may be left in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home.
Howard was born on February 21, 1936 in Effingham, KS the son of the late Todd and Helen (Lewis) Shell. He received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles. Mr. Shell was employed by the Hughes Missile Group. In his spare time, Howard enjoyed farming and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Inger-Lise Shell, of the home in Fallbrook, three sons; John Shell, Ft. Lee, NJ, Glenn & Heidi Shell, Pasedena, MD, and Lyle Shell, Reseda, CA, a brother; Kent & Darla Shell, Fallbrook, CA, and a grandson; Christian Schroeder, Georgetown, TX.
Frank DeRossi, 90, of Atchison, KS, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2008 at the Atchison Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at St. Benedict’s Church, Atchison, with Fr. Gerard Senecal, OSB, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison, next to his beloved wife, Alice. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm, Monday, with visitation to follow until 8:30 pm, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. DeRossi are suggested to Catholic Charities or Christian Foundation for Children and Aging and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Frank, Franco to family and friends, was born in Rieti, Italy, on January 1, 1918, the son of Ercole and Lavinia (Dionisi) DeRossi. He attended the University of Rome, graduating with a teacher’s degree. He was drafted into the Italian Army during WWII, sent to Africa and eventually was captured as a prisoner of war by the U.S. 5th Army in Tunisia. He was brought to the United States as a P.O.W. in April 1942.
After the collapse of the Mussolini Regime, Italian P.O.W.’s in the United States camps were offered the opportunity to join the newly formed Italian Service Units. Those Units were employed by the U.S. Army providing services to Army or Navy bases and there, participated in the war against the Nazis. Frank met his future wife, Alice Schott, who also was working at the same base in Norfolk, VA, in the service of the U.S. Army. They fell in love and promised to each other for life. They kept their faith, and soon after the war ended Alice joined Frank in Italy where they were married on June 24, 1946. They lived in Italy for one year and then decided to move to the United States when it seemed very possible that Italy could become a Communist State. They settled in Zion, Illinois, Alice’s hometown. Frank started working for the Dexter Corporation, doing research and development work in their laboratory. He worked for the same company for almost 40 years and retired in 1987, having reached the position of Staff Scientist.
Frank and Alice moved to the Kansas City area in 1990 in order to live close to their son, John and his family. When John transferred to Atchison for reason of employment, Frank and Alice also moved to Atchison. Alice died after a brief illness in February 2004. Frank enjoyed gardening, golfing, and listening to classical music, especially Opera. Frank was also an avid Bridge player and continued playing in spite of poor eyesight, which made it difficult to see the cards.
Frank was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Atchison.
Survivors include two sons, John (Sherry) De Rossi of Atchsion, Michael (Linda) De Rossi of Lindenhurst, IL; three daughters, Sr. Julian De Rossi of Annapolis, CA, Rosanne (John) Millhouse of Grand Rapids, MI, and Anita (Ronald) Delph of Ann Harbor, MI; one sister, Lina Specchia of Italy; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.