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Obituaries from September 2011

Melvin L. Solomon (09/29/11)
Melvin L. Solomon, 86, of Wichita, Kan., died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at his home. Funeral mass was held Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Wichita. He was the son of Carl and Frances Triebsch Solomon. He is survive by his wife Louise; six children; 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; his brother, Elmer Solomon of Pearl, Miss.; his sisters, Dorothy Geisler of Marshall, and Shirley Maurer of Mission Viejo, Calif...
E. Abe Oblinger (09/28/11)
E. Abe Oblinger, 39, of Versailles, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at his home. A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Chad Courter officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested in Abe's memory to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, P.O. ...
Donna K. Grapes Arnold (09/27/11)
Donna K. Grapes Arnold, 63, of Marshall, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation was held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ...
Donna K. Grapes Arnold (09/26/11)
Donna K. Grapes Arnold, 63, of Marshall, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
Viginia Seibert (09/26/11)
Virginia Seibert, 94, of Emma, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Bickford at Mission Springs in Mission, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. ...
Corine Wallace (09/26/11)
Corine Wallace, 71, of Marshall, MO, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Rev. Dale Bean and Rev. Aaron Pack officiating. ...
Bruce Loren Bartlett Sr. (09/26/11)
Bruce Loren Bartlett Sr., 76, of Richmond, died Thursday Sept. 22, 2011, at North Kansas City Hospital after an extended illness. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at United Christian Presbyterian Church in Richmond with Pastor John Johnson officiating. ...
Jaxon Eugene Alexander (09/20/11)
Jaxon Eugene Alexander, infant son of Andrew and Bethany Alexander, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Marshall, with Rev. Kathleen Schmitdke officiating. There will be a lunch afterwards for family and friends...
Virginia Seibert (09/23/11)
Virginia Seibert, 94, of Emma, formerly of Marshall, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Bickford of Mission Springs in Mission, Kan. Funeral arrangements are pending at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
Bruce Nelson Costner (09/22/11)
Bruce Nelson Costner, 57, of Warsaw, and formerly of Norborne, died at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at his home, from injuries sustained in a farming accident. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Thurman Funeral Home in Norborne. ...
Darlene M. Middleton (09/21/11)
Darlene M. Middleton, 84, of Sweet Springs, died Wednesday, Sept 7, 2011, at Sweet Springs Villa. Cremation. No services will be held. Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall is in charge of arrangements. Born Jan. 18, 1927, in Sedalia, she was the daughter of the late Frank H. ...
William James "Bill" Thornton (09/21/11)
William James "Bill" Thornton, 95, of Sibley, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Speaks Buckner Chapel. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at the chapel. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com...
Laverne Willis (09/20/11)
Laverne Willis, 91, of Marshall, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Memorial graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com...
John Leroy Sleeper (09/19/11)
John Leroy Sleeper, 62, of Marshall, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William H. Harlow officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Williams Syndrome or American Heart Association. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Aubrey L. Taylor (09/19/11)
Aubrey L. Taylor, 89, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Slater, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at his home. Graveside services with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Slater City Cemetery, with Rev. Bruce Hess officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Community Hospice Foundation...
Eugene A. "Pappy" Ballew (09/15/11)
Eugene A. "Pappy" Ballew, 89, of Boner Springs, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam, Kan. Funeral mass services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Shawnee, Kan., with entombment in the Gate of Heaven Mausoleum in Kansas City, Kan. ...
Earline Redden (09/15/11)
Earline Redden, 72, of Sedalia, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Rest Haven Convalescent and Retirement Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Hustonia Cemetery with Brother Charles Brant officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Earline Redden Memorial Fund with checks payable to William Garrison and can be left at Moore Funeral Home in La Monte...
Ronald (Ron) Smith (09/13/11)
Ronald (Ron) Smith, 65, of Marshall, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Dr. Phil Soto and Rev. Vernon Maxted officiating. ...
Earl J. Ballew (09/12/11)
Earl J. Ballew, 90, of Marshall, passed away at his daughter's home on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Rev. David VanHorn officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in Ridge Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Louise Williams (09/12/11)
Louise Williams, 80, of Marshall, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Mar-Saline Manor in Marshall. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Community Cancer Center. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Charles E. Dehn (09/12/11)
Charles E. Dehn, 94, of rural Marshall, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at his son's home in Marshall. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Saline County Fairgrounds. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Vaughn "Cotton" Merchant (09/09/11)
Vaughn "Cotton" Merchant, 88, of Marshall, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at First Christian Church in Marshall, with Rev. Vernon Maxted officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. ...
Earl Ballew (09/09/11)
Earl Ballew, 90, of Fulton, formerly of Marshall, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
Joan "Jo" Schieszer (09/09/11)
Joan "Jo" Schieszer, 81, of Laughlin, Nev., died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. She was born in Marshall and later moved to Laughlin where she was a resident for 28 years. She worked at the Bayshore Inn for 16 years. She is survived by two brothers, Wilbur (Pete) Schieszer and John Roy Schieszer; seven nephews; and many friends...
Frances M. (Gerstner) Finkbeiner (09/08/11)
Frances M. (Gerstner) Finkbeiner, 81, of Schenectady, N.Y., died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Kingsway Nursing Home in Schenectady. Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Glenville Funeral Home in Glenville, N.Y. Contributions in her name can be made to Nature Conservancy at the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 65, Keene Valley, N.Y. 12493...
Richard L. Mark (09/07/11)
Richard L. Mark, 72, of Marshall, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at St. Peter Catholic Church, with Fr. Tom Alber officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery. ...
Donald Swires (09/07/11)
Donald Swires, 78, of Sallisaw, Okla., died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Vian, Okla. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Sunset Cemetery in Marshall, with Steven Swires, Dennis Swires, Vernon Swires, Brandon Osborn, Dessis Swires II and Eugene Riggs serving as pallbearers. Services are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw, Okla. An online guestbook is available at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com...
Andrew Todd O'Brien (09/06/11)
Andrew Todd O'Brien, 20, of Marshall, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at University of Missouri Children's Hospital in Columbia. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall with Rev. Rick Aulgur officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Marie Chamberlain (09/06/11)
Marie Chamberlain, 87, of Pilot Grove, formerly of Slater, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove. Cremation. Private inurnment at Slater City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Katy Manor Nursing Home in care of the Weiker Funeral Home...
Della Elizabeth Croka (09/06/11)
Della Elizabeth Croka, 91 of Slater, passed away, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Salem Evangelical Church with Rev. Tony Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Church Cemetery. ...
Ruth E. Jackson (09/06/11)
Ruth E. Jackson, 89, of rural Marshall, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital on the Plaza in Kansas City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Marshall, with Dr. Mike Parris officiating. ...
Robert Lynn Holland (09/02/11)
Robert Lynn Holland, 56, of LaMonte, formerly of Marshall, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to family choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Lorraine Ruth Cramer (09/02/11)
Lorraine Ruth Cramer, 89, of Lee's Summit, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Church of the Resurrection, 601 NE Jefferson St., in Blue Springs. Family requests memorial donations be made to Crossroads Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W Main St, Blue Springs, MO 64015, 816-229-3276. Condolences to the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com...