Lawrence David Schmitt, 79 of Rushville, MO, died Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Memorial services will be 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010, with family visitation to follow at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Rev. Bruce Haltom, Pastor of the Muscotah United Methodist Church officiating. The body has been cremated and private family burial of cremated remains will be at a later date in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, Mo. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hiawatha Gideon’s Bible Camp and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family maybe left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Lawrence was born on December 11, 1930 in Arrington, KS., the son of Edward David and Cleta Viela (Reynolds) Schmitt. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran serving from 1952-1954. Mr. Schmitt worked several jobs during his life including as a final inspector for the General Motors Truck and Coach Assembly plant in Pontiac, MI. Later he worked as a buyer for the Rockwell International Steel Foundry and then Atchison Castings working over 21 years before retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Lewis & Clark Baptist Church, St. Joseph, Missouri American Legion Post and enjoyed woodworking, Bible devotions, and witnessing to others. He also enjoyed watching “Deal or No-Deal” on the television, and his dog – “Rascal”.
He was married to Iva “Ruth” Nevitt on April 15, 1951 in Topeka, KS. Mrs. Schmitt preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 2009. Survivors include three sons; David M. (Darlene) Schmitt, Topeka, KS., Douglas M. (Candy) Schmitt, Horton, KS., and Jack (Betti) Schmitt, St. Joseph, MO., a daughter; Heidi Nolte, Atchison, KS., a brother; James L. Schmitt, Riverbank, CA., twenty grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and his dog; Rascal. His parents, wife Ruth, two sisters; Marjorie F. Proctor Hamlin, and Luella L. Belden, and a granddaughter; Angel Schmitt all preceded him in death.
Ralph G. Wright, Jr., 86 of Atchison, KS, died Saturday, June 19,2010 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Lucas officiating. Burial will be in the Pardee Cemetery. A Masonic Lodge Service will be at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, June 22nd, with visitation to follow until 8:00 pm at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home. online may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Ralph was born on April 26, 1924 in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Ralph W. and Marguerite (Donnelly) Wright. He attended grade school in Pardee, Kansas and graduated in 1942 from Atchison County Community High School, Effingham, KS. Ralph worked as a machinist for the former L.F.M, Steel Foundry, Atchison, then for Trans World Airlines. After his retirement he did maintenance for the UMB Bank, Atchison, and then worked for Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Ralph was a member of the Knights of Columbus, was a Past Master of Masonic Lodge #238, Rushville, MO, and a member of the Atchison Masonic Lodge. He received his airplane pilot’s license in 1998 at the age of 74. He would hardly stay out of the air. Ralph was always tinkering with something and enjoyed yard work and greeting people at the funeral home.
He was married to Bernice Van Horn. She preceded him in death on December 25, 1986. He later married Ruthann Meyer on November 26, 1990 at the Atchison United Methodist Church. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include; son-in-law, Larry Montgomery, Cummings, KS, six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren. His parents, a son; Ralph G. Wright, III (1985), and two daughters; Jean Wright and Sherry Montgomery(2003), preceded him in death.
Albert Henry Bahr, 96, Atchison, passed away, Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, MO.
Funeral services will be 4:30 PM Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:30-4:30 PM at the funeral home Saturday. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Albert was born March 3, 1914 in Doniphan, KS the son of the late, Alcid and Anna (Kosman) Bahr. He farmed in Atchison and Doniphan County as a young man and then worked his way up to Supervisor at Pillsbury. He retired after 33 years of service. Albert was of the Christian faith and a member of Odd Fellows Lodge. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, visiting with neighbors and friends in his home and by the river. Albert enjoyed meeting and sharing life stories with everyone he met. He always told a good story and was a notorious practical joker. Albert was always willing to go to any length to help neighbors, friends and family in need. He was a kind hearted man who will be greatly missed by his family and everyone who knew him.
He married Margaret Jacobson in 1938 in Troy, KS; she preceded him in death in 1991. Survivors include sons, James (Jeanette) Bahr, Jacksonville, FL and Jerry (Carol) Bahr, Tallahassee, FL; daughters, Judith Anne Cooley, Kansas City, MO and Janet Burke, Atchison, KS; nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, Louis and Elmer Bahr and a sister, Helen Roberts.
Richard A. Dyer, 78 years old, of Atchison, KS. died Thursday, June 17, 2010 at his home.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Monday, June 21st, 2010 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Hendon, Pastor of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 20th, 2010 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Benedictine College Booster Club, Trinity Lutheran School Endowment Assoc., or the Atchison Hospital Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family maybe left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Richard was born on Oct. 24th, 1931 in Atchison the son of Allman and Margaret (Heald) Dyer. He graduated from Atchison High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Richard worked as a welder at the former L.F.M. in Atchison until 1969. He also owned and operated the former Dyer’s Honey Chicken in Atchison, and operated an airport taxi service for many years. He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Elks, the Fleming-Jackson-Seever American Legion Post # 6, Atchison, Benedictine Booster Club, Pineview Golf Course, and Reynolds Coffee Club. Richard enjoyed water skiing, snow skiing, boating, playing golf, and especially his grandchildren, great grandchildren.
He was married to Sharon Young on Oct. 11, 1959 at the First Christian Church in Atchison. Sharon survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son; Rick Dyer, Atchison, KS., sister; Barbara Chalfant, Atchison, KS., seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. His parents, a brother; James W. Dyer preceded him in death.
Robert E. 'Bob' Bartlett, 82, Atchison, passed away, Friday, June 11, 2010 at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MO.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, June 14, 2010 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home prior to the service. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials in honor of Mr. Bartlett are suggested to help defray final expenses and may be left in care of the funeral home.
Bob was born June 2, 1928 in Bethany, MO the son of the late Paul and Bertha (Hendren) Bartlett. He attended schools in Atchison and graduated from Atchison High School 1946. He enlisted in the Army and served his country proudly in Hawaii. Bob worked for Fleming Wholesale Grocery and then moved on to work at Midwest Grain as the Crafts Chief Maintenance Man. He was a member of the VFW Post #1175 and American Legion Post #6. Bob enjoyed going to his Doughnut coffee club, spending time with family, especially at sporting events, and fishing.
Mr. Bartlett married Laura Margaret (Peg) Roe on August 31, 1951. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include sons, Jim and Jane Bartlett, Tom & Kim Bartlett, David Bartlett, all of Atchison and Steve and Karen Bartlett, Camden Point, MO; daughters, Margo and Dave Suhler, Hutchinson, KS and Sandy and Mark Dennis, Oakley, KS; a brother, Bill and Juanita Bartlett, Anniston, AL; sister, Wanda Simeno, Ft. Worth, TX; 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by two grandsons, Paul Suhler and Jason Johnson and a brother-in-law, Jim Simeno.
Harrison L. 'Harry' Baker, 66, Atchison, passed away, Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the Heartland Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, June 13 at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorials in honor of Mr. Baker are suggested to the Atchison Humane Society or the Atchison Achievement Services and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Harrison was born September 19, 1943 in Smithville, MO, the son of Virgil H. and Birdie (Everling) Baker. He attended Float Grade School and graduated from ACCHS in 1962. Harry went to work as a truck driver for We-Mac Manufacturing and then became an Operation Technician for the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, MO in 1982, retiring in 2005. He loved dogs and was quite the outdoorsman. Harry enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR racing, football and baseball. Harry married Donna Jansen on October 12, 1969. They later divorced.
Survivors include daughters, Tracie Baker, Atchison, KS; Amy Baker, Overland Park, KS; brother, Ronald and his wife JoAnne Baker, Atchison, KS; sister, Janice and her husband, Gary Carson, Independence, MO; 4 nephews, 4 great-nephews and 5 great-nieces.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents and a great niece.