Darrell Lee Huff, 58, of Atchison, KS. was found Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at his home in Atchison, KS.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, Dec. 18th, 2009 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Kerry Gage officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM on Friday until time of services at the church. The body has been cremated and burial of the cremated remains will follow the service at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Vernon Cemetery or the First Baptist Church. The Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral home is handling the arrangements. Condolences to the family maybe left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Darrell was born on April 3, 1951 in Atchison, KS. the son of Raymond and Waneda (Baker) Huff. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1969. He went to work for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad, then Flemings, as a sales clerk for J.C. Penney, then Feldman’s Clothing Store, Diebolts Clothing Store, and then moved to Leavenworth, KS. where he owned and operated the Huff Shoe Store, for over 13 years. While in Leavenworth he served on the City Council, and help originate the Downtown Association. Mr. Huff loved cars and later worked at Phalen Motors selling cars then as the used car sales manager for Vic’s Chevrolet, St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. Huff was a member of the (BPOE) Elks Lodge, Leavenworth, and the Masonic Lodge, Atchison.
Survivors include his mother; Waneda Huff, of Atchison, KS., a brother; Don (Martha) Huff, Atchison, KS., a niece; Brandy Wilson, Mooresville, IN., three great grandnephews, and one great grandniece.
CATHERINE E. NOLL, Catherine E. “Katie” Noll, 92, formerly of Hiawatha, KS. died Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at St. Mary’s Manor, Blue Springs, MO.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 in Effingham, Kansas at St. Ann’s Church, with Fr. Benjamin Tremmel, O.S.B as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Ann’s Cemetery. A parish rosary will be held starting at 7:00 PM on Monday, Dec. 14th, 2009 in Hiawatha, KS. at the St. Ann’s Church, with visitation to follow until 8:00 pm. Friends may also call on Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until 10:15 AM at the Becker Chapel in Effingham. Memorial contributions are suggested to either St. Ann’s Church, Effingham or St. Ann’s parish, Hiawatha, or Crossroads Hospice of Blue Springs, Mo. and may be sent in care of the funeral home. The Becker Chapel, Effingham is handling the arrangements. Condolences to the family maybe left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Catherine E. Wigand was born on April 22, 1917 in Nortonville, KS. the daughter of Martin and Catherine (Schrick) Wigand. She moved to Effingham in 1928 and graduated from St. Ann’s grade school in 1931 and from the Atchison County Community High School in 1935. She worked for the Extension Service and Soil Conservation District in Effingham for 5 years. She also worked for the Soil Conservation Service (Watershed Program) at Atchison, Cedar Vale and Frankfort until she retired in November 1982 after 27 years with the Service. She received several Outstanding Awards and Letters of Commendation during her years as a Government employee. Mrs. Noll was a member of St. Ann’s Church and the Altar Society at Effingham and Hiawatha, KS., and an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary. Catherine was a member of the Kansas Chapter of Association of Retired SCS Employees, and a member of (NARFE) National Association of Federal Employees Chapter #2164. She especially enjoyed quilting and needle work in addition to gardening and flowers.
She was married to Oscar Noll on April 12, 1939 at St. Ann’s Church in Effingham. Mr. Noll preceded her in death on March 27, 1990. Survivors include two daughters; Donna Lee (John) Schletzbaum, Indianola, IA, and Sharon (Robert) Antes, Grain Valley, MO. a son; Jerry Noll, Wichita, KS., two sisters; Viola Wigand, Atchison, Ks. and Edith Hund, Paxico, KS., seven grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband Oscar and three sisters, Emma Wohletz, Ruth Adcock and Frances Koenig, and one great granddaughter, Kylie Antes preceded her in death.
Marcella Grace Dibbern, 83, formerly of Potter, passed away, Monday, December 7, 2009 at Country Care in Easton, KS.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Easton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:00 PM, Friday at the funeral home. in honor of Mrs. Dibbern are suggested to Country Care, Easton, KS and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Marcella was born October 3, 1926 in Effingham, KS, the daughter of the late William J. and Ella Elizabeth (Schumacher) Warren. She graduated from Potter High School in 1944. Marcella was a homemaker; substitute Post Master at the Potter Post Office and a Teacher’s Aide at the Potter Grade School. She enjoyed reading, solving puzzles, attending sporting events for her grandchildren and had also played on a women’s basketball league in Potter earlier in life. Marcella married Herman Dibbern on April 12, 1947 in Leavenworth, KS. He preceded her in death on November 11, 2005. She was also preceded in death by a son, William H. in January of 1966 and a daughter, Bonita J. Watkins in August of 1995.
Survivors include two children; Richard and Linda Dibbern, Atchison, KS and Joann Holland, Easton, KS, a sister; Wilma Benshoof, Silverdale WA, 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
LaMarne (Bryan) Bowen McNett, 89, of Atchison went to be with God on Wednesday, December 2, 2009.
Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral home with Major Bryan Medlock officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvation Army in Leavenworth KS and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
LaMarne was born February 14, 1920 the daughter of Lawson and Sarah (O’Dell) Bryan. She was a housewife and homemaker. LaMarne was a member of the Salvation Army and Home League. She enjoyed embroidery, reading and volunteer work, but especially enjoyed her family, grandkids and friends.
LaMarne married Alvin Bowen in 1938; he preceded her in death in August 1966. She married Robert McNett in 1969; he also preceded her in death in March 1985. Survivors include five sons; Kenneth (Jackie) Bowen, Harold “Buzzy” Bowen, Frank (Sue) Bowen, Lyle (Lydia) Bowen, all of Atchison, and Michael (Janet) Bowen, Horton, KS; eight daughters; Frances (Fred) McFeeters, Van Buren, AR, Mary (Jim) Kopp, Alton, IL, Edith Billings, Bremington, WA, Lucy Warner, Ladys Island, SC, Rosa (Steve) Stryker, Palmetto, FL, Carolyn (Bud) Muncie, Valerie Thompson, and Pamela Weishaar all of Atchison. Additional survivors include 53 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sons Gerald and Alvin Jr., seven brother, two sisters, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Rachael B. Wagner Rauth, 86, Nortonville, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Village Villa in Nortonville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, December 5, 2009 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Nortonville, with Fr. John Reynolds as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM, Friday, December 4, 2009 at the O’Trimble Funeral Home with visitation from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Wagner-Rauth are suggested to the Village Villa Nursing Home and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Rachael was born March 11, 1923 in Nortonville, KS, the daughter of the late William J. and Katherine E. (Hoffman) Noll. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School and graduated from Nortonville High School in 1940. Rachael was a housewife, member of St. Joseph’s Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary and the Lane Unit. She enjoyed playing cards, embroidery, crocheting, gardening and volunteering for 4-H. Rachael especially enjoyed making projects for her family and adored her grandchildren. Farming related activities included Atchison County Livestock Board Spouses and Farm Bureau.
Rachael married Carl Wagner on April 20, 1944. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1979. She later married Thomas Rauth in 1983 and he preceded her in death in 1994. Survivors include two sons; Steve and Jodie Wagner, Little Rock, AR, Greg and Sherry Wagner, Nortonville, three daughters; Jane and Jim Guest, Waco, TX, Roberta (Byrdy) Wagner and John Hall, LaCoste, TX, Stacey and Terry Wolfe, Atchison, KS. Other survivors include her stepchildren; Mark and Carla Rauth, Scott and Ann Rauth, Mary and Gary Long, Maureen Rauth, and Joanne and Craig Scurato, all of the Kansas City area, 8 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, 5 step- great-grandchildren and the arrival of her first great-grandson is expected in January.
David Laurie, 91, former Mayor of Atchison, KS, died Sunday, November 29,2009 at the Alders Gate Village, Topeka, KS.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at the First Christian Church, with Rev. Lee Hendon Officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be held at 6:15 PM on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with visitation to follow until 8:30 PM. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church Scholarship Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
David was born on June 13, 1918 in Atchison, Kansas the son of John and Hazel (Carrico) Laurie, Sr. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1936 and attended Kansas State University for one year. Mr. Laurie worked as a molder, then casting foreman for the former LFM and Rockwell International of Atchison for over 41 years before retiring in 1980. He served eight years as a City Commissioner for the City of Atchison, six of those years as Mayor of the City. Mr. Laurie was a charter member of the MO-KAN Regional Council, serving as Chairman from 1980 through 2006 and as a member until 2008. He was a Board member of the Kansas League of Municipalities, had received the Rockwell International’s Good Citizenship Award in 1981, and served on the Board of National Associations of Regional Councils, and the National League of Municipalities Public Safety Commission. In addition, he helped organize the local Midget Football program and was active in the American Legion Baseball program and YMCA Basketball League. He served on the Atchison City Recreation Commission, Kansas Youth Center of Atchison Advisory Board and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was a member of the First Christian Church, an Elder Emeritus, served on the Scholarship Committee as Chairman for many years, the Active Masonic Lodge # 158, the Atchison YMCA, was an avid golfer, a member of several coffee clubs, and the Tuesday Lunch Canada Fishing Club.
Mr. Laurie was married to Geraldine Merritt on September 6, 1939 at the First Christian Church, Atchison, KS. Mrs. Laurie survives him of the home in Topeka, KS. Additional survivors include three sons; John Laurie, Overland Park, KS, David (Claudette) Laurie, Manhattan, KS, and Phil (Kay) Laurie, Topeka, KS, two sisters; Letha Colton, Tulsa, OK, and Betty Berger, Greensboro, NC, nine grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. His parents, two brothers; James Laurie and John Laurie, Jr., and four sisters; Annie Laurie Johnson, Hazel Oaks, Barbara Conner, and Sandra Goodwin all preceded him in death.
Leonard Barker, 91, Atchison, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009 at the Atchison Senior Village.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 3, 2009 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Chaplain Don Goatley, officiating. Burial will follow in the Sumner Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials in honor of Mr. Barker are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Leonard was born January 17, 1918 in Atchison, the son of the late Leonard and Olive (Trainer) Barker, Sr. He attended school in Atchison and served in the US Army. He was a truck driver for the 414th Engineering Battalion serving in the Philippines. Junior worked 32 years at Pillsbury as a wheat and elevator cleaner. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1175 and enjoyed attending auctions and reading. Leonard liked to fly model airplanes, enjoyed gardening and tinkering with old cars and especially liked listening to music and spending time with his grandkids.
Leonard married Willetta Gilliland on August 18, 1940 in Atchison. She preceded him in death on April 20, 2005. Survivors include a son; Leonard W. and Annette Barker, Oak Grove, MO, daughter; Willetta Louise and Claude Zacharias, Sr., Atchison, 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Junior was also preceded in death by brothers; James, LeRoy, and Raymond Barker and sisters; Mary Flattre, Violet Franzel, and Della Franzel.