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Heal at WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2007 OBITUARIES ST. JOSEPH (Mo.) NEWS-PRESS B3 fishing and dancing. Survivors: sons, Butch Allen, and wife, Dee; and Bill Allen, all of St. Joseph; and Jimmy Allen, Kansas City, brothers, Harold Hufker, St. Louis, and Bill Hufker, Petersburg, sister, Jean Evans, and husband, Danny, St.

Joseph; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Graveside Celebration of Life and interment: 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Public viewing and family receiving hours: 6 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, at Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home in St. Joseph. The family suggests memorials to Hands of Hope Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association. Leora Blair 1911-2007 KING CITY, Mo. Leora Tunks Blair, King City, died Monday, June 25, 2007, in King City.

She had made her home at King City Manor for the last years. Leora was born on a farm in the Union Star, area on Dec. 25, 1911. She attended one-room rural schools and graduated from Union Star High School, the Class of 1929. She was married to William Burke Tunks in 1931.

Burke preceded her in death in November of 1951. She and her second husband, Marvin Blair were married in May of 1956. Marvin preceded her in death in June of 1993. After being raised as a farm girl, she began her lifetime career as an educator by teaching in several rural schools in the King City area, including Beggs and Dewey schools. During this time, she continued her education at Northwest Missouri State University and graduated in the early 1950s.

Following the school district consolidation, she taught at King City schools and continued as third grade teacher until her retirement in 1975. Besides her two husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Florence Foster; brothers, Delbert and Harley Foster; son, Phil Tunks; and grandson-in-law, Terry Duncan. Leora is survived by a sister, Ruby Coffman, Kansas City, sons, Dr. Donald Tunks, and wife, Alice "Lili," Mission Hills, and Franklin Blair, and wife, Jo; and Marion Blair, and wife, Linda, Venore, daughter-in-law, Kathy Tunks, Wilmington, N.C.; six grandchildren, Jeff Tunks, Diantha Blair Duncan, Dana Blair Gulick, Marina Tunks Ganter, John Tunks and Katy Blair Stewart; 11 greatgrandchildren; many cousins, LATE NOTICES at Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port. Sister Elsa Moreno ATCHISON, Kan.

Sister Elsa Moreno, O.S.B., Atchison, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison.

Burial: monastic cemetery, Atchison. Vigil service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the convent. Arrangements: Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home, Atchison. Dr.

Donald H. Sandford FLOWER MOUND, Texas Dr. Donald Herbert Sandford, 89, Flower Mound, formerly of Maryville, died Sunday, June 17, 2007. Graveside memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nodaway Me- HEATON-BOWMAN-SMITH 2 SIDENFADEN CHAPEL and St.

Joseph Crematory Co. HAROLD K. BOTTORFF Services 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the HeatonBowman-Smith Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev.

James E. Barnett officiating. Masonic Services under the auspices of King Hill Lodge 376. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Military Honors provided under the auspices of American Legion Post 359.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association. Obituaries and online condolences at www.heatonbowmansmithchapel.com 3609 Frederick Blvd. 232-3355 "Caring In All That We Do" nieces and nephews; and her extended church family. She was a member of the Hammer Memorial United Methodist Church in King City, Missouri Retired Teacher's Association. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, June 29, at Hammer Memorial United Methodist Church, King City. Interment will be in King City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Gibson Funeral Home, King City. Because of her longtime affiliation with and interest in education, the family suggests contributions to the Tunks-Blair Memorial Scholarship Fund at King City High School, in lieu of flowers.

Memorials may be made in care of Gibson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 552, King City, 64463. Shirley J. Dreier 1921-2007 DEKALB, Mo. Shirley June (Williams) Dreier, 86, of DeKalb, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at a St.

Joseph -care center. She was born Feb. 27, 1921, in DeKalb and lived her life there. She was graduated from Benton High School and attended St. Joseph Junior College.

She was a member of the Bethel Ladies Aid Club, St. Patrick's Altar Society and St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She had taught at the Pleasant Valley one-room schoolhouse. She was also a homemaker and farm wife, and loved the farm life and outdoors, but most of all she loved and cherished her family and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred Dreier, in 2006; her parents, Charles and Elva Williams; and a sister, Mary Jo Sprague. Shirley is survived by a son, Bernerd Dreier, and wife, Karen of DeKalb; daughters, Mary Ann Klimko, and husband, Dennis of Lakewood, and Linda Mills of Santa Rosa, grandchildren, Tim Dreier, and Zach and Lisa Klimko; and a great-grandson, Dalton Dreier. The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph, with Pastor David Church officiating.

Interment will be at Bethel Cemetery, DeKalb. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online obituaries and condolences are at: www.ruppfuneral. morial Gardens, Maryville.

Arrangements: Flower Mound Family Funeral Home. Ray J. Wemple GRANT CITY, Mo. Ray J. Wemple, 86, Grant City, died Monday, June 25, 2007, at a health -care center in Grant City.

Graveside memorial service and inurnment: at a later date. Cremation was completed. Arrangements: Andrews Funeral Home, Grant City. DORA DEAN PITTS Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Thursday, at the DeKalb Christian Church.

Rev. Robert Day officiating. The Interment will be at the Westlawn Cemetery, DeKalb, Missouri. The family will receive from P.M. Wednesday, at the Rupp Funeral Home.

Memorials are requested to the DeKalb Christian Church or to the Hands of Hope Hospice. SHIRLEY JUNE DREIER Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Friday, at the Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. David Church officiating.

The Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery, DeKalb, Missouri. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Thursday, at the Rupp Funeral Home. Rupp Funeral Home 6054 Pryor 238-1797 On-Line Condolence and Obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com Winnielee Ellison 1921-2007 CITY DEATHS Lois M. Allen Winnielee Dothan, Ala.

Julius Hochman St. Joseph resident MISSOURI DEATHS Doris M. Arn Savannah, Mo. Leora Blair King City, Mo. Shirley J.

Dreier DeKalb, Mo. Edward I L. Hughes Rock Port, Mo. Alice M. Livingston Independence, Mo.

R. Alton Pickett Stewartsville, Mo. Dora D. Pitts DeKalb, Mo. Dr.

Donald H. Sandford Flower Mound, Texas Ray J. Wemple Grant City, Mo. KANSAS DEATHS Sister Elsa Moreno Atchison, Kan. Francis Sauer Seneca, Kan.

Lois M. Allen 1928-2007 Lois Marie (Hufker) Allen, 79, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Saxton Riverside Care Center, St. Joseph. She was born Jan.

12, 1928, in St. Louis, Lois married Eldon Allen Sr. on April 1, 1946, at Troy, Kan. He preceded her in death on July 23, 1970. Her parents, William and Marie (Storman) Hufker; daughters, Debbie Allen, and an infant, Peggy Allen; grandson, Terry Allen; and great-granddaughter, Carissa Barron-Allen, also preceded Lois in death.

Lois worked at Sherwood Medical for several years until her retirement in 1992. Lois had a great love for her family, grandchildren and friends. She enjoyed gardening, Doris M. Arn SAVANNAH, Mo. Doris M.

(Colwell) Arn, 85, Savannah, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at a health-care center in Savannah. Celebration of Life: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Breit-Hawkins Gladden Funeral Home, Savannah. Burial: St. John's Cemetery, Amazonia, Mo.

Viewing: after 9 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Julius Hochman Julius Hochman, 90, St. Joseph, died Monday, June 25, 2007, at a local health-care center.

Arrangements are pending at Meierhoffer Funeral Home Crematory, St. Joseph. Edward L. Hughes Il ROCK PORT, Mo. Edward Lee "Scooter" Hughes II, 48, Rock Port, died Monday, June 25, 2007, at his residence.

Arrangements are pending IN MEMORY MRS. NORMA N. (ECKELBERRY) COY Graveside Service and Interment 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home Crematory, where friends may call after 3:00 P.M. Wednesday. FUNERAL HOME MEIERHOFFER CREMATORY ST. JOSEPH MEMORIAL PARK 5005 Frederick Blvd. 816-232-3366 View Online Obituaries at www.meierhoffer.com DOTHAN, Ala.

Winnielee (Miller) Ellison, 85, a resident of Dothan, formerly St. Joseph, died May 31, 2007. Mrs. Ellison was born in St. Joseph, the daughter of the late Marvin Miller and Lena (Blakeslee) Miller.

She was a graduate of Central High School. She lived in Indiana and Miami, before moving to Dothan in 1968. She was employed for six years at Headland Fabrication Co. as a secretary and office manager. Mrs.

Ellison also was preceded in death by a brother, Blake Miller. Surviving relatives include: a daughter, Sherry Lee Dochow Jones; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held June 3, in the Spiritual Enrichment Center in Dothan. Alice M. Livingston 1920-2007 INDEPENDENCE, Mo.

Alice May Livingston, 86, of Independence, formerly Cameron, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2007. Alice was born Dec. 1, 1920, to Melvin and Bernice (Carter) Williams in Ray County, Mo. She was graduated from Cameron High School in 1938 and married John Lewis Livingston on July 30, 1939. Upon his return from service in WWII, they moved to Olathe, where they were members of the First United Presbyterian Church.

Even though Alice was handicapped, she had a desire to serve others and worked as the coordinator for Meals-On-Wheels in Olathe for many years in the 1970s. She and husband, John also were members of the Clockwinders Optimist Club. The Livingstons moved to Independence in 1997 to be near their daughter and her family. In Independence, they were members of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ralph Williams; and her husband of 67 years, John. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl "Chere" Smith, and son-in-law, Anthony; grandsons, Adam Rogers and Collin Smith; sister, Imogene Broderick of Gower, along with many nieces and nephews. Thanks to Dr. Alcox for his compassionate care and to those of Crossroads Hospice, who made this "journey" more bearable. The funeral service will be 1 p.m.

Thursday, June 28, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel, Independence. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Cameron. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June HAROLD K.

BOTTORFF, 86, St. Joseph, 10 a.m. today, Heaton-Bowman-Smith Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St.

Joseph. WILLARD F. BRUNING, 90, Hiawatha, graveside memorial service: 10 a.m. today, Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Arrangements: Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha.

GAIL L. DOWNING, 73, Maryville, 10:30 a.m. today, Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville. Burial: Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville, with military honors by members of the November Team of the Missouri Military Honors Program. Arrangements: Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville.

MARY GUILLIAMS, 86, Falls City, Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. today, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Falls City. Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Dawson, Neb.

Arrangements: Dorr Clark Funeral Home, Falls City. JOYCE E. GRANT, 57, Washburn, formerly of St. Joseph, Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. today, St.

Louis Church, Washburn. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Washburn. Visitation: one hour before service, at the church. Arrangements: Bratley Funeral Home, Washburn. MARY ANN LAMB, 89, Maryville, graveside service: 10 a.m.

today, Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, Ill. Arrangements: Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Mo. EUGENE MCMILIN, 81, Albany, graveside service: 10 a.m. today, Grandview Cemetery, Albany. Arrangements: RobersonPolley Chapel, Albany.

MARGARET D. STEPHENS, 92, Forest City, 11 a.m. today, United Methodist Church, Forest 27, at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3601 S.

Sterling, Independence, 64052; or Crossroads Hospice, 9237 Ward Parkway, Suite 300, Kansas City, 64114. Fond memories and condolences may be left for the family at: www.dwnewcomers.com. STEWARTSVILLE, Mo. Robert Alton Pickett, 82, Stewartsville, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2007. R.

Alton Pickett 1925-2007 Alton, born Jan. 9, 1925, in Stewartsville to Glenn and May (Bauer) Pickett, was a lifelong farmer of Golden Hoof Farms. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. An avid fisherman, he cherished his family traditions and Christian values. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alma; brother, Lowell; sister, Bea Burr; daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Paul Klepees; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Pickett.

Survivors: wife, Mary Lou Moss; brother, Herschel Pickett; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Pickett; children, Doug and Rhonda Pickett; Lynn and Bill Reynolds; Robert Lollar; Rollen Lollar; and Bruce, Kathy, Greg, Connie, Dean and Lisa Moss; grandchildren, Clifton and Marlene Klepees, and Marlene Elizabeth Klepees; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren, who will miss him dearly. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Stewartsville Cemetery. Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, Mo. The family requests donations to Regional Hospice of Liberty, 16 Westwoods Drive, Liberty, 64068.

Dora D. Pitts 1926-2007 DEKALB, Mo. Dora Dean (Strong) Pitts, age 81, of DeKalb, went to be with her Lord, Monday, June 25, 2007, at her home. Dora Dean was born April 15, 1926, in DeKalb, where she was raised and lived most of her life. housewife and She attend102 ed Missouri ST.

State Teacher's College in Maryville, and taught for several years at area oneroom school houses. She was a housewife and homemaker. in Dora Dean was a member of the DeKalb Christian Church for 65 years, led the "Time Out" music group presenting programs in many churches, was a 3. song leader in church for many years and had taught Sunday School class. She organized and prepared funeral dinners at the City.

Burial: Forest City Cemetery. Family visitation following the service. Arrangements: Chamberlain Funeral Home Monuments, Oregon, Mo. RONALD GENE WALKER, 63, Stilwell, formerly of Hamilton, memorial service: 10 a.m. today, Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton.

Cremation completed. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today, at the funeral home. WILLIAM LAWRENCE WEBSTER, 83, Rock Port, 2 p.m. today, Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.

Burial: High Creek Cemetery, Watson, Mo. WILLIAM E. WOLFORD, 79, Cameron, formerly of King City, private family graveside service and inurnment: 4 p.m. today, King City Cemetery, with military rites by members of the King City American Legion Post No. 132.

Family visitation: 6:30 to 8 tonight, at Gibson Funeral Home, King City. church since 1979, and was famous for her pies. Mrs. Pitts was a member of the Sodance Club and Ladies of the Moose, and a volunteer for Reach Out for Recovery, where she helped cancer patients. She married Otho Pitts on Nov.

12, 1948, in St. Joseph. He preceded her in death July 18, 2006. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Jo Merle Trout, in 2006; her parents, Leon and Mandy Strong; and a brother, Leon Strong. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Dotson, and husband, Deane of Cape Coral, sons, Everett Pitts, and wife, Teresa of Columbus, Ohio; and Thomas Pitts and wife, Nancy of St.

Joseph; sisters, Barbara Thomas, Faye Martin and Karen Stafford; and a brother, Glen Strong, all of St. Joseph; and nine grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at the DeKalb Christian Church. Interment will be at Westlawn Cemetery, DeKalb.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the DeKalb Christian Church or Hands of Hope Hospice. Online obituaries and condolences are at: www.

ruppfuneral.com. Francis Sauer 1914-2007 SENECA, Kan. Francis Sauer, 92, of Seneca, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2007. Survivors are his son, Keith, Seneca; and daughters, Karen Spielman, Topeka, Shirley Bussing, Troy, and Beverly Hayden, Osawatomie, Kan. Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m.

Thursday, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Seneca. Burial: church cemetery. Rosaries: 2 and 7 p.m. today, at Lauer Funeral Home, Seneca.

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St. Joseph has an affordable cost of living, great family-friendly amenities and educational opportunities. Local parents share what they love about raising a family in St. Joe.

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The city of St. Joseph is the county seat of Buchanan County and the eighth largest city in Missouri with approximately 71,602 residents as of 2021. St. Joseph is the central service provider for a seven county area of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas with a combined population of over 155,000.

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Joseph Employers: Diverse and Committed. While St. Joseph's largest single employer is the hospital system, our city has a diversified employment base which helps to maintain a healthy and growing economy.

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With a crime rate of 51 per one thousand residents, St. Joseph has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 20.

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The cost of living in St. Joseph, MO is 2% higher than the state average and 6% lower than the national average. St. Joseph, MO housing is 12% cheaper than the U.S average, while utilities are about 3% less pricey.

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The average household income in St. Joseph is $74,564 with a poverty rate of 18.05%. The median age in St. Joseph is 37.9 years: 36.8 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

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Saint Joseph, city, seat (1846) of Buchanan county, northwestern Missouri, U.S. It is located on the Missouri River (there bridged to Elwood, Kansas), 28 miles (45 km) north of Kansas City. A trading post was established (1826) on the site by Joseph Robidoux, a French Canadian trapper from St.

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(ST. JOSEPH, MO.) Since 1900 the population of St. Joseph has been dropping throughout the years and by 2030, the population is expected to be below 60 thousand people.

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Joseph is the patron saint of the Universal Church, families, fathers, expectant mothers, travelers, immigrants, house sellers and buyers, craftsmen, engineers and working people, among others. In the grotto behind the Chapel of Saint Joseph stands a statue of St.

Why is St Joseph so special? ›

Joseph diligently provides for the needs of the family of God, the Holy Catholic Church. Because of his special role as foster-father of the Child Jesus, St. Joseph has merited singular privileges in heaven unmatched by any saint excepting the Blessed Virgin Mary.

What famous outlaw died in St Joseph Missouri? ›

Notorious outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed in this house on April 3, 1882. He was killed by Bob Ford, a member of the James gang, to collect a $10,000 reward offered by Governor Tom Crittenden. Jesse died at the age of 34 after living a lawless career for 16 years.

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