Feb. 8 Obits

February 8, 2013 

Aiden Samuel Wilhelm

July 24, 2011 - Jan. 21, 2013

Aiden Samuel (Briggs) Wilhelm, 18-month-old son of Aaron Wilhelm and Taylor Briggs, died in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

Aiden was born July 24, 2011, in Kansas City. A light of joy entered the world on that Sunday morning when Aiden entered this world. Aiden brought joy and laughter to everyone he met.

Aiden loved Elmo and balls, all kinds of balls. He loved to make people laugh and he did every day of his short life.

As Aiden entered into heaven, he left behind his mother, Taylor Briggs and step-father, William McCloud of the home in Butler; his father, Aaron Wilhelm of Iola, Kan.; his maternal grandparents, Dick and Margie Briggs of Creighton; Heather Briggs and Wes Schnorf of Pleasant Hill; his paternal grandparents, Jim and Ann Moloski of Scott City; paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Sammons of Blue Springs; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends, whose lives will never be the same because Aiden was, and always will be, a part of our lives.

Memorial services were Jan. 26 at Calhoun United Methodist Church, Calhoun. Reverend Cody Collier officiated.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Aiden Samuel Wilhelm memorial fund, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be left online at www.bradleyhadley.com.

Arrangements: Bradley and Hadley Funeral Home, 1410 E. DZF Road, Clinton, MO 64735; 660-885-2434.

Vernon Earl Breckenridge

Oct. 25, 1933 - Jan. 28, 2013

Vernon Earl Breckenridge, 79, of Pleasant Hill, was born Oct. 25, 1933, in Raytown, the son of Earnest Earl and Georgia Ruth (McGinnis) Breckenridge. He died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at John Knox Village Care Center Hospice House surrounded with love and family.

Funeral services were Jan. 31 at the funeral home. Interment is in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family and video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralho me.com.

Arrangements: Stanley- Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080; 816-540-5550.

Helen Isa Stapleton

May 8, 1916 - Jan. 28, 2013

Helen Isa (Henderson) Stapleton, 96, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Lee’s Summit. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill.

Cremation has been accorded and there was a memorial service Feb. 3 at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Pastor Greg Clemons officiating. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Margaret Jane Taylor

Dec. 23, 1954 - Jan. 28, 2013

Margaret Jane Taylor, 58, of Greenwood, was born Dec. 23, 1954, in Harrisonville, the daughter of Vernon and Roberta Kauffman. She died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center after a courageous battle against cancer.

Funeral services were Feb. 1 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in Garden City Cemetery.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

Harry Duane Grieb

Sept. 26, 1937 - Jan. 29, 2013

Harry Duane (H.D.) Grieb, 75, of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1937, in Carthage to Harry and Opal Shell Grieb, where he resided and attended his school years, graduating in 1955 from Alba High School in Alba.

On June 15, 1957, he married Marilyn Sue Breeden, his high-school sweetheart, as both were crowned King and Queen of their senior class.

He was employed April 1, 1956, with MoDOT of Southwest Missouri. They had three daughters, Duana, Dona and DeLynne. The family resided in Mount Vernon until 1965, when being transferred to Harrisonville, where he continued to work for MoDOT until retiring on April 1, 1996.

He enjoyed his retirement of fishing, camping and visiting with his neighbors and helping them in any way needed. But most of all, he enjoyed spending as much time possible with his granddaughters, which were his pride and joy. He taught them things only a Grandfather “Bumpsie” could. They have been blessed with the wonderful memories that he has given them.

H.D. was a wonderful husband, a great father, along with being a teacher of life. He instilled many values and morals in us growing up, but the most valuable moral we were taught: When we leave this world, we leave behind the material things accumulated. But, we take with us upon our deaths, the respect and namesake for which we made for ourselves while given time on this earth.

There was a Celebration of Life Visitation 2-4 p.m. Feb. 4 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Family suggests contributions may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

Sandra F. Culp

July 26, 1949 - Jan. 30, 2013

Sandra F. Culp, 63, of Warrensburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at her home.

She was born July 26, 1949, in Odessa, the daughter of Herbert H. and Wyota (Robbins) Kite.

On June 6, 1969, she was united in marriage to John E. Culp in Warrensburg.

Sandy was a 1967 graduate of Wellington High School in Wellington. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1971 and her Master’s Degree in 1973 from Central Missouri State University. Sandy taught in Odessa, Pleasant Hill, Harrisonville and in the Knob Noster School District at Whiteman AFB, retiring in 2001. She then supervised student teachers at University of Central Missouri. Sandy was a member of First United Methodist Church, P.E.O., Secunda Club, Beta Sigma Phi and was a volunteer at Western Missouri Medical Center.

She is survived by her husband John; one son, John David Culp and wife Stephanie of Warrensburg; her mother, Wyota Kite of Lexington; two sisters, Glenda Brooks of Lexington; and Carolyn Tuttle of Higginsville; three grandchildren, James Dayln and Ashlyn Lea Culp, and Selah Kilgore; her mother in-law, Dorothy Culp of Warrensburg; her brother in-law, Ron Culp and wife Linda of Overland Park, Kan.; one niece, Erin Leonard; seven nephews: Brett and Evan Culp; Chris and Larry Brooks; and Adam and Andrew Bear.

Sandy was preceded in death by her daughter, Laura Leigh Culp Botgat on May 2, 2009; her father, Herbert H. Kite; and father in-law, Clarence Culp.

Funeral services were Feb. 2 at First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg with Reverend Louie Lowe officiating. Pallbearers were Kelly Donohoe, Scott Dunham, Perry Dunkeson, Bob Lotspeich, Danny Plott and Rod Pock. Honorary pallbearers were the Delta Lamda Chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and the Ya Ya Girls.

A private family interment followed at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Grandchildren Education Fund with checks made payable to Sandra Culp Educational Fund and can be left at Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.

Arrangements: Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home, 617 N. Maguire St., Warrensburg, MO 64093; 660-747-9114.

Gerald L. Fenton

Jan. 9, 1936 - Jan. 30, 2013

Gerald L. (Lee) Fenton, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of Jesse Albert and Nettie Sadie (Land) Fenton.

Funeral services were Feb. 2 at Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with Chaplain Diana Taylor of Crossroads Hospice, Kansas City, officiating.

Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, after the service.

Arrangements: Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake St., Pleasant Hill, MO 64080; 816-987-2127.

Dora G. Gooseman

July 30, 1920 - Feb. 1, 2013

Dora G. Gooseman, 92, of Garden City, was born July 30, 1920, the daughter of Julius Edward and Dovie Ellen (Danner) Juede. She died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville.

In the summer of 1943, Dora was united in marriage to Elvin Bradley; she later married John Franklin Gooseman on Dec. 14, 1947, in Wellington.

Dora was a homemaker and was proud to serve as a minister’s wife to her husband, John. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Garden City, the WMU, and served as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. Dora was a member of Linger Longer Club and had served as president of Garden City Senior Citizens at the senior housing complex in Garden City. She liked to sew, cook and will be remembered for her baking. Dora had moved to Garden City in 1953.

Besides her parents, Dora was preceded in death by her first husband, Elvin, in November of 1943; her second husband, John, on Nov. 21, 1983; four brothers, Paul, Wilbur, William and Jessie; and her sister, Mary Jones.

Dora is survived by her son, Johnny R. Gooseman and wife, Pam, Grandview; four daughters, Beverly Wainwright and husband, Willis Dale, Butler, Kay Younce, Grandview, Tony McKellips and husband, David, Kingsville, Susie Gardner and husband, David, Kearney; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were Feb. 6 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in Dayton Cemetery near Garden City.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice.

To view the video tribute or send the family online condolences, please visit www.dickeyfh.com.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 711 Old 7 Hwy., Garden City, MO 64747; 816-862-6345.

Betty Jane Hinken

July 7, 1936 - Feb. 1, 2013

Betty Jean Hinken, 76, of Harrisonville, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at her home in Harrisonville.

Betty was born July 7, 1936, near Latour, Johnson County, to Roy Victor and Opal Fern (Edmonds) Hinken. She was a 1954 graduate of Harrisonville High School and had attended Central Missouri State in Warrensburg. Betty was a secretary for the Air Force at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Belton, and then worked for the General Service Administration (GSA) in Kansas City before her retirement. She was an active member of United Methodist Church in Harrisonville and had taught Sunday school for over 50 years.

Betty is survived by a sister, Marilyn Parks and husband, Lowell, Kansas City, many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were Feb. 5 at United Methodist Church in Harrisonville. Private burial will be in Garden City Cemetery in Garden City. Memorial contributions may be made to Interstitial Cystitis Association or Celiac Association.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

Aubrey Benny Carpenter

Aug. 2, 1941 - Feb. 4, 2013

Aubrey Benny Carpenter, 71, of Garden City, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Benchmark Healthcare of Harrisonville.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Cass County Democrat Missourian.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

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