Pat Moriarty, 73, of Atchison, KS passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2008.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, November 24, 2008 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM Sunday, November 23, 2008 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorials in honor of Mr. Moriarty are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Pat was born September 22, 1935 in Cleveland, OH the son of Wilson and Elaine (McElroy) Moriarty. He graduated from University School, Shaker Heights, OH in 1953 and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN in 1958. Mr. Moriarty owned and operated Pat Moriarty and Associates for 45 years. Pat was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Bellevue Country Club and YMCA. He was a train and antique show enthusiast and an avid sports fan. Pat started and coached the Atchison Swim Club and also coached Little League Baseball.
Mr. Moriarty is survived by Danielle Hric (Former spouse) and their children; Jackie (Jim) DeGaetano, Elmhurst, IL, Kelley (Ken) Rick, Smithville, MO, Bonnie (Rod) Moore, Rushville, MO, Michael Moriarty (Colleen Maidment), Kansas City, MO, Daniel Moriarty, Nashua, NH, a sister; Jane Breckling, Cleveland, OH and 10 grandchildren; Macy & Maia Moriarty, Rebecca, Amelia, Charlotte & Owen Moriarty, Carolyn & Marie DeGaetano, Christopher Rick, Nicholas Moore and Timothy & Amberly Moore. His parents and long time companion, Mary Ellen Noll, preceded him in death.
Curtis Neill, 93, formerly of Cummings, KS, passed away Monday, November 17, 2008 at the Atchison Senior Village surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 21, 2008 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Camp Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at the funeral home. Memorials in honor of Mr. Neill are suggested to the Camp Creek Methodist Church or Camp Creek Cemetery and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Curtis was born September 17, 1915 in Effingham, KS the son of Edgar Samuel and Lula Belle (Conroy) Neill. He graduated from ACCHS in 1933 and shortly thereafter joined the Army where he made it to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Mr. Neill was captured in northern France, imprisoned in Germany and was kept as a P.O.W. for six months. Once out of the Army he began his career as a farmer. Curtis was a member of the Camp Creek United Methodist Church, a Farm Bureau Member and a member of the VFW. He enjoyed picking gooseberries and fishing with his grandchildren.
Mr. Neill married Esther Bodenhausen on May 16, 1942 in DeRidder, LA, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include sons; Rev. Charlie (Barbara) Neill, Atchison, KS. Robert (Karen) Neill, Cummings, KS, daughters; Shirley Neill, Atchison,KS, Barbara (Cliff) Metcalfe, Cummings, KS, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. His parents and three brothers; Claude, Everett, and Glenn Neill, and two sisters; Veda Yazel, and Gladys Whaley preceded him in death.
Mary Maxine Martin, 92, of Atchison, KS. died Saturday, November 15, 2008 .
Graveside services and burial will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 21st, 2008 at the Denton Cemetery, Denton, KS. The body was cremated. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, Nov. 20th, 2008 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Theatre Atchison or the N.E.K. Multi County Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mary Maxine Morris was born on Oct. 27, 1916 in Atchison, KS., the daughter of Edward and Edith (Thompson) Morris. Maxine graduated from Denton High School in 1934. She worked as a clerk for the former Ramsey Department Store, Atchison for 15 years, the TG & Y Store and the Cray Museum as a tour guide until she was 89. She was a member of the Atchison United Methodist Church, the Mary Martha Circle, Tops Club, Theatre Atchison, Atchison Hospital Auxiliary and enjoyed reading,sewing and especially time spent with her granddaughter Heather Vineyard. In July, 2008 Maxine was overjoyed to finally meet her granddaughter Jennifer Martin Hayes and her great grandson Tyler.
Maxine was married to Glenn J. Martin on June 5, 1937 in Dearborn, MI. Mr. Martin preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1989. Her parents, son; Donald E. Martin, an infant daughter, two brothers; Jim and John Morris, an infant grandson, and a granddaughter also preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter; Sherril M. Vineyard, of the home, a son; Lawrence S. Martin, Blue Springs, MO., thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren and special friend and sister-in law Eleanor Niemann.
Marie J. Kaley, 93 years of age, of Atchison, KS, died Sunday, November 9, 2008 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, November 14th, 2008 at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with Pr. Valerian Ahles officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, November 13th, 2008 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Marie J. Ruhnke was born on August 11, 1915 near Troy, KS, the daughter of Herman J. and Paulina (Wollnick) Ruhnke. She attended the Doniphan and Atchison County Schools. Marie was a housewife, and homemaker. She was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, attended the Project Concern and Senior Citizens Center and enjoyed sewing, flowers and playing cards.
Marie was married to John Matthew Kaley on May 8, 1936 in Atchison. Mr. Kaley preceded her in death on August 16, 1995. Survivors include a son and daughter-inlaw, William John (Suzanne) Kaley, Northville, MI, a daughter and son-inlaw; Lois Marie (Al) Hudek, Medford, OR, six grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, a son, three brothers; Elmer, Robert and Herman Ruhnke, and four sisters; Pearl Vanderweide, JoAnna Shoemaker, Lulu Gillings and Louise Kibler, and a granddaughter preceded her in death.
John J. Barber, 69, of Atchison, KS, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MO.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM, Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, with Rev. Allen Lewis, officiating. Burial will follow in Round Mound Cemetery, southwest of Atchison. Visitation will be Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Barber are suggested to Round Mound Cemetery or American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com
John was born on February 2, 1939 in Atchison, the son of Victor W. and Bessie B. (Mayfield) Barber. He attended Atchison High School and served in the US Navy in the South Pacific during the Taiwan Conflict.
John and Karen Miller were married on August 19, 1961 in Santa Maria, CA, where they made their home until moving to St. Joseph, MO in 1966, later moving to Atchison in 1970. John worked for over thirty years for Atchison Casting steel manufacturing plant in the maintenance department, retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Protestant faith, the Atchison VFW #1175 and American Legion Post #6. John enjoyed playing his guitar and harmonica, photography, delivering Meals on Wheels, but mostly enjoyed visiting and making new friends, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
John is survived by his wife, Karen, of the home; two sons, John (Shannon)Barber of Hollister, CA, David Barber of Atchison; two daughters, Debra (Marlin) Fuhrman of Cummings, Sandra Barber of Atchison; three sisters, Ruth Theesfeld and Mary Ann Gripe, both of Atchison, and Betty Gage, of Potter, KS; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jerry and David.
Norma L. Kuhn, 84, of Atchison, passed away, Friday, February 27, 2009 at Medicalodge of Atchison.
Memorial services will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Hendon officiating. Burial will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Kuhn has been cremated. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Kuhn are suggested to the First Christian Church and may be left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.beckerdyer.com
Norma was born March 10, 1924 in Winterset, IA the daughter of Clark and Vada Ellen (Mabbitt) Criss. She graduated from Atchison High School in 1942. Mrs. Kuhn was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church, former member of the Atchison County Extension Unit, Christian Women’s Fellowship, Church Choir, Thursday Morning Sewing Club and PTA. Norma enjoyed sewing and knitting but loved to travel and grow her Voo-Doo Lillie’s, African Violets, various other flowers and always raised a garden.
Norma married Lawrence E. Kuhn on April 5, 1944 at the First Christian Church in Atchison. Larry preceded her in death on November 24, 2005. Survivors include a son; Lawrence A. Kuhn, Atchison, three daughters; Sandra and John Bentley & Linda and Bill Mosteller, both of Casper, WY, Marjorie and Al Ross, Robinson, KS, two brothers; Lloyd Criss, CA, Myles Criss, Corvallis, OR, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Norma was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister; Ruth Moerman.
Ralph D. Cave, 81, of Atchison, KS, passed away, Friday, February 27, 2009 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MO.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Monday, March 2, 2009 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, with the Rev. Eduardo Bousson, officiating. Masonic Lodge Services will immediately follow the funeral ceremony at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO. Family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until time of service on Monday. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Cave are suggested to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Ralph was born March 4, 1927 in Atchison, the son of Lloyd C. and Edith (Shugart) Cave. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After returning home, Ralph began working for the former Midwest Solvents Company (now MGP) . He retired from MGP in 1989 as a supervisor after 43 years. Ralph was an active member of the Atchison United Methodist Church, where he served on many church boards and attended the GMC Sunday School Class. Ralph was a 50 year member of the Atchison Masonic Lodge #158 and the Moila Shrine in St. Joseph, MO. He enjoyed attending the Young at Heart class at the Atchison First Christian Church; was an avid fisherman and bird watcher, and enjoyed traveling and computers.
Ralph and Betty Steele were united in marriage on July 15, 1951 in St. Joseph, MO. Betty survives of the home. Additional survivors include one daughter, Janet (Steve) Johnston of St. Joseph; one son, Kirk (Doris) Cave of Carrollton, TX; three granddaughters, Jill (Nick) McKay of Lillington, NC, Ashley (Adrian) Gray and Megan Johnston, both of St. Joseph.
Ralph’s parents, two brothers, and one sister preceded him in death.