Rhoda Thomason, 91, of Atchison, KS, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009 at the Medicalodge of Atchison.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, with Rev. Joseph Hanson, officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Atchison. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Rhoda are suggested to the Carol Baptist Church of Atchison. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Rhoda Ellen McClain was born November 13, 1917 in the Sugar Creek Community of Rushville, MO, the daughter of Charles and Georgia (Brown) McClain. She attended rural grade school at Rushville, MO and was a faithful member of the Carol Baptist Church, Atchison. Rhoda was a wife, mother and homemaker.
Rhoda and Marvin B. Thomason were married on November 16, 1940 in St. Joseph, MO. He preceded Rhoda in death on December 7, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Dailey McClain; one sister, Ethel Merriott.
Survivors include two sons, Bob (Janet) Thomason, Lodi, CA and Ed (Kathy)Thomason, Topeka, KS; one daughter, Karen (Bill) Besinger, Marysville, KS; two sisters, Goldie McQueen, St. Joseph, MO, and Charlene Wells, Kansas City, KS; nine grandchildren, four step grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and five step-great grandchildren.
Robert Glenn 'Goody' Goodman, 59, of Atchison, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at the VA Hospital in Leavenworth, KS.
Funeral services will be 9:00 AM Friday, January 2, 2009 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Fr. Gerard Senecal, O.S.B., officiating. Burial will follow in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 4:00 PM Thursday January 1, 2009 at the funeral home with visitation following until 6:00 PM. Memorials in honor of Mr. Goodman are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Goody was born July 29, 1949 in Atchison, KS the son of George Glenn and Betty Ann (Medsker) Goodman. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School and graduated from Atchison High School. Mr. Goodman enlisted in the Marine Corps and had served in the Vietnam War. He worked for S.R. Betts Concrete for a number of years and most recently Sunrise Homes. Goody enjoyed working on vehicles, fishing, boating, camping and especially woodworking.
He is survived by his long time companion; Gaylynn Sisk, Atchison, Mother and Step-Father, Betty and Loren Becker, Easton, a daughter, Robin Goodman, Leavenworth, KS, a brother; Mike Goodman, Easton, and two sisters; Sandy Gilliland, Easton, KS and Pat Goodman, Leavenworth, KS.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Glenn Goodman.
Wendell F. (W.F.) Nolting, 72, of Lakewood, CO, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Hospice of Saint John in Lakewood.
A memorial service will be held at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison at 2:00 PM, January 3, with Rev. John Carroll officiating. A post-service reception for friends and family will be held at Atchison Heritage Conference Center at 3:00 PM. Mr. Nolting’s ashes will be scattered in the Colorado mountains next July. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Saint John, 1320 Everett Court, Lakewood, CO 80215 or American Cancer Society.
WF was born on February 26, 1936, in Atchison, the son of Fred W. and Alma M. (Wehking) Nolting. He attended Nortonville Rural High School. He was married for seven years to Mary K. (Kathy) McNorton of Topeka. He moved to Colorado in the 1960s and lived in the Denver area.
WF is survived by two brothers, Manfred of Nortonville and David of Bermuda Run, NC, and a sister, Joan Bird of Loveland, CO. His sister, Sydonia Leighton of Schenectady, NY, passed away on November 11, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Henry F."Hank" Pohl, 81, of Atchison, KS. died Friday, December 26, 2008 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, December 29th, 2008 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. A Private family burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens, Leavenworth, KS at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, December 28th, 2008 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com
Henry Pohl was born October 27th, 1927 in Atchison, KS. The son of Otto and Gertrude (Shockey) Pohl. He was on the board of directors for Leavenworth Jefferson Electric, Atchison County LiveStock Board, the FHA board and the rural water district #6. Henry was a farmer all his life and enjoyed Friday night poker, telling stories, his friends and especially his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Henry married Norma Jean (Hoffman) Pohl on January 10th 1950 at St. Benedicts Church, Atchison, KS; they have been married 58 years. Henry is survived by his wife; Norma Pohl, of the home, a son; Henry Wm. “Bill” and Diane Pohl, Atchison, a son in law; Don and Dee Baker Atchison, KS, one brother, Nelson Pohl, Emma WA, a sister; Hilda Highfill, Atchison,KS, five grandchildren Rachelle and Jason Handke, Rebecca and Eric Crain, Michael and Elizabeth Pohl Ryan and Noelle Pohl and Aaron Henry Pohl, four great grandchildren Evan Emilee and Grace Handke and Charleigh Louise Crain. His parents and a daughter Linda Louise Baker preceded him in death.
Margaret Olive McIntyre, 80, of Lawrence formerly of Lancaster, KS, died Thursday, December 25, 2008 at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center, Tonganoxie, KS.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 29, 2008 at the Lancaster United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lancaster United Methodist Church Youth Group and left in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on Sunday, December 28th, 2008 at the Becker –Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Margaret McIntyre was born on October 25, 1928 in Troy, KS. She was the daughter of Earl and Olive Pearl (Brenner) Barnthson. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Lancaster. For most of her adult life she was a self employed housekeeper, cleaning various homes in the area. Margaret loved to quilt and was an expert quilter and a guitar player. She also enjoyed being in the out of doors fishing, watching birds and other wildlife, spending time in her garden and so forth. She is remembered as being the type of person who wasn’t content unless she was able to get her hands in the dirt. Always very active she enjoyed travelling and sightseeing trips. In her later years she also participated in two full-blown cattle round ups where she rode horses, roped cattle and branded animals as well.
Margaret was married to Virgil Robert McIntyre on December 24, 1953 in Hiawatha, KS. He preceded her in death on September 20, 1989. Margaret is survived by her five children Robert M. (Michelle) McIntyre, Lawrence, KS, Eileen (Doug) Young, Perry, KS, Cheryl (Alan) Williams, Gardner, KS, Marietta “Mert” (Keith) Taliaferro, Effingham, KS, Carmiletta “Carm” (Dave) Penny, Lawrence, KS, seventeen grandchildren and six great grandchildren, and one sister Violet Garnett, Hiawatha, KS. Her parents, husband, two brothers, Bill and Raymond Barnthson and one grandson Chris Taliaferro preceded her in death.
Elizabeth T. Erpelding, 100 years of age, of Atchison, KS. died Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at Vintage Park, Atchison, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday, December 27th, 2008 at the St. Louis Church, Good Intent, Kansas with Fr. Benjamin Tremmel, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Louis Cemetery, Good Intent, KS. Prayer service will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, Dec. 26th, with visitation to follow until 7:30 PM at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Louis Church Easy Access Entry Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Elizabeth T. Erpelding was born on October 15, 1908, in Eden, KS, the daughter of Nick and Theresa (Hager) Enzbrenner. She was a homemaker on the Erpelding farm in Eden, KS. Elizabeth enjoyed fishing, gardening, and crafts. She was a member of the St. Louis Church at Good Intent, KS. and was a member of the Altar Society of the church.
She was married to Leo Peter Erpelding on Oct. 15, 1935 at St. Louis Church. Mr. Erpelding preceded her in death on March 5, 1984. Her parents, a son-in-law Gene Schultz, a grandson Dennis Erpelding, a granddaughter Sheryl Schultz, and three brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death. Survivors include two children; a son Raymond and wife Helen Erpelding, Atchison, KS. and daughter; Rose Marie Schultz, Ottumwa, IA, Six grandchildren; Karen (Gary) Riedmiller, Mark (Paula) Erpelding, Luke (Sarah) Erpelding, Peter Erpelding, Donna (Mark) Sudduth, Sharlene (Walt) Kenyon, fifteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Wilbert C. Dietrich, 92 years of age, of Atchison, KS., died Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 at the Atchison Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 27th, 2008 at the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael VanVelzer officiating. The body has been cremated and private family burial of the cremated remains will be at a later date in the Nortonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until time of services at the St. Matthews Lutheran Church. The Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lutheran Layman’s League, the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, or the Atchison YMCA and may be left in care of the funeral home.
Wilbert Carl Dietrich was born on March 31, 1916 in Leavenworth County, the son of Wilhelm and Clara (Oberheide) Dietrich. He moved to Atchison County when he was one year old. Mr. Dietrich attended Nortonville schools, graduating from Nortonville High School in 1934. He worked as a farmer and dairyman in Atchison County until his retirement. Wilbert was a lifelong member of the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Nortonville, KS., where he held various congregational offices. He was the last surviving charter member of the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Layman’s League. He and Helen moved to Atchison in 1993 and was an active member of the Atchison YMCA. The Dietrich’s received the YMCA’s Family of the Year Award in 2001.
He was married to Helen Nieman on March 8th, 1946 and they just had celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary this year. Helen survives of the home. Additional survivors include a daughter; Cynthia (Gary) Morris, Lenexa, KS., two sons; Arnold (Cindy) Dietrich, Greeley, CO and Thomas (Margo) Dietrich, Tulsa, OK., a sister; Irma Dietrich, Topeka, KS., and a brother; Leonard Dietrich, Westminister, CO., six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. His parents, an infant son; Charles M Dietrich, and a brother; Harold Dietrich preceded him in death.