Ruth May Olson, 86, of Effingham, KS passed away Thursday, June 18, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 20, 2009 at the Lancaster United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Noble officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery, Everest, KS. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Olson are suggested to the Lancaster United Methodist Church, Atchison Library or the Atchison Humane Society and may be left in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Ruth was born March 12, 1923 in Pana, IL the daughter of Samuel and Anna Louise (Largent) Ditzler. She graduated from Pana High School and then attended college in Pana as well. Ruth worked as a secretary for an orphanage in Pana and then for Rockwell International and Atchison Leather Products. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, making quilts, fishing and gardening. Ruth had played the organ at the Everest Christian Church for many years. She loved spending time with her family and her two dogs; Rodney and Tinkerbelle. Ruth married Arthur Olson on January 17, 1948 in Shelbyville, IL. She was married to the love of her life for 52 years when he passed away February 10, 2002.
Survivors include three sons; Harold & Terri Olson, David Olson, and Henry Olson, all of Atchison, two daughters; Selma Key, Effingham,KS, and Kathy & Jeff Jackson, Effingham, KS, a brother; Bruce Ditzler, Mesa, AZ, 9 grandchildren; Carrie Allen, Jennifer Olson, Tamara Olson, Melissa Downing, Christopher Olson, James Olson, Nicholas Olson, Eric Olson, and Elena Olson and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Olson was preceded in death by her parents, a son; John Olson and a brother; Leonard Ditzler.
Rose M. Pierce, 80, of Atchison, KS, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2009 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM, Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Atchison with the Rev. Robert Ziegler, officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Atchison. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Sunday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorial contributions in memory of Rose are suggested to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Rose was born on October 25, 1928 in Atchison, the daughter of Otto and Alice (Bliss) Deyhle. She graduated from Atchison High School in 1946. Rose worked as a clerk for the A & P Store for five years and then worked for 23 years as a clerk for Domann Drug Store, both of Atchison. She retired in 1990. Following her retirement she continued to work part-time for Mom’s & Kid’s, Hetz Card Shop, and the ACES Lunch room. Rose was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison, and had been a foster grandparent at Headstart in Atchison for two years. She enjoyed woodcrafts, gardening, canning, crocheting, reading, and working crossword puzzles.
Rose and Ervin L. Pierce were married on August 20, 1946 at Troy, KS. He preceded her in death on November 12, 2002. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Ervin Lee Pierce; a daughter, Sandra Kay Foster; and two sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Lee Baumann of Atchison; two grandchildren, Misty (Rex) Jones and Michael (Amy) Baumann; and four great-grandchildren.
Bernice C. Malicke, 93, of Leavenworth, KS, passed away, Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at St. John Hospital, Leavenworth, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Friday, June, 19, 2009 at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in the Mooney Creek Community of Winchester, KS. Burial will follow in the Corpus Christi Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm, Thursday, with visitation to follow until 8:30 pm at the O’Trimble Funeral Home, 325 Main, Nortonville, KS. Memorials are suggested to the Corpus Christi Church or American Cancer Society and may be left at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Bernice was born on June 18, 1915 in the Mooney Creek Community, the daughter of Joseph and Charlotte (Noll) Schrick. Bernice graduated from Winchester High School in 1932. She was a devoted homemaker and mother who enjoyed flower gardening. Bernice was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Leavenworth.
Bernice was married to Casmer Malicke on May 8, 1941 in Mooney Creek and she lived on the family farm there while Casmer served in the military during WWII. In 1946 they moved to Leavenworth where Bernice was an Avon representative. Mr. Malicke preceded her in death on January 20, 1990. Bernice’s parents and four brothers, Eugene, Gerald, Herbert, and Ralph Schrick also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Charlotte Whitfield and her husband, Ken, Shawnee, KS and Joseph Malicke, Mooney Creek; three grandchildren, Dustin, April and Jared Malicke; two great-granchildren, Sheldon and Jack.
Louis M. "Louie" Glennon, 78, of Atchison, KS. died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at the Atchison Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 15th, 2009 at Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Gerard Senecal, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Atchison. A parish rosary will be recited at 5:30 PM on Sunday, June 14th, followed by visitation with the family until 8:00 PM at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sacred Heart Church or the St. Patrick’s Cemetery and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mr. Glennon was born on March 13, 1931 in Easton, KS the son of Christopher and Mabel (Davenport) Glennon. He owned and operated several car service stations from 1958 to 1971. He then owned and operated Town and Country Tire Supply from 1971 until he retired in 1993 and his son Dan took over the business. Louie continued to help out there when needed. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, where he participated in perpetual adoration since its inception. He was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and he and Stella were Road to Recovery Volunteer’s for nine years. Louie received an award for the most miles driven as a volunteer in Atchison County, three consecutive years. Mr. Glennon enjoyed helping people, doing yard work, mowing grass, and washing his vehicles, but his special enjoyment was his family and grandchildren.
Louie was married to Stella E. Wagner on June 9, 1952. They had just celebrated their 57th Wedding Anniversary. Stella survives of the home. Additional survivors include a daughter, Cathy Glennon, Kansas City, MO, four sons; Chris Glennon, Pensacola, FL, Dan (Karen) Glennon, Atchison, KS, Ken (Katie) Glennon, Topeka, KS, and Steve Glennon, Shenandoah, IA, four grandchildren, Carly, Sam, Kevin and Christopher.
Donald Lee Manthe, 82 of Atchison, died Monday June 8, 2009 at the Heartland Regional Medical Hospital.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday June 11, 2009 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor’s choice and may be left in care of the funeral home. on line may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Donald Manthe was born June 6, 1927 in Easton, KS, the son of August and Daisy Manthe. Donald worked at Rockwell as a foundry worked until he retired in 1982. Some of the things he enjoyed were woodworking and fishing.
He married Shirley Hayden on December 24, 1976 she survives of the home. Additional survivors include a daughter, Barbara (Peter) Repetto, Atchison, KS, a stepson Bud (BJ) Hayden, Middleburg, FL, a brother Joe (Suzanne) Manthe, Leavenworth, KS and a sister, Barbara Lawson, Pedaloma, CA. His parents and two daughters June and Dorothy and five brothers and four sisters all preceded him in death.
Geneva H. Snyder, 101 years of age, formerly of Effingham, KS. died Thursday, May 21st, 2009 at a nursing home in Tallahassee, FL.
Graveside services and burial of cremated remains will be 1:00 PM on Sat. June 13th, 2009 at the Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham, KS. A visitation with family will follow in the Effingham Union Church Hall. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Effingham Union Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. on line may be left at www.beckerdyer.com. The Becker Chapel, Effingham is handling the arrangements.
Geneva H. Hargrove was born on Feb. 10, 1908 in Effingham, KS. the daughter of Ruben and Idella (Pruitt) Hargrove. She was a school teacher for many years, a member of the Christian Church, Senior Citizens, Retired Teachers Association, and was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was married to J.R. “Bud” Snyder on June 22, 1930 in Effingham, KS.. Mr. Snyder preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1986. Survivors include a daughter; Shirley and husband Bill Driscoll, Tallahassee, FL., a granddaughter; Kim and husband Jeff George, Jacksonville, FL.
Charles D. Blakley, 87 years of age, of Atchison, KS, died Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Monday, June 1, 2009 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Pastor Keith Conard officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 31st, 2009 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Final Expenses. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Charles D. Blakley was born on Sept. 14, 1921 in Rushville, MO the son of Joseph A. and Augusta (Harvey) Blakley. Mr. Blakley served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a farmer and janitor for the former J.B. Big Boys Restaurant. He was a member of the Church of the Living Love.
He was married to Elizabeth Stains on Sept. 3, 1946 in Atchison, KS. She preceded him in death on June 6, 1993. He was later married to Pauline Hayes in 1995. She also preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 2004. Survivors include a son; Bill Blakley, Atchison, KS, a daughter; Roselee Smith, Atchison, KS, nineteen grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. His parents, wives, a daughter, Almeta White, five brothers, and seven sisters also preceded him in death.