May 17 Obits

May 17, 2013 

Helen Tressia Allen

March 24, 1923 - May 6, 2013

Helen Tressia Allen, 90, of Pleasant Hill, was born March 24, 1923, the daughter of Charles and Bertha Williams. She died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were May 9 at Community of Christ Church, Pleasant Hill.

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

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

Diana Lynn Gargus

Oct. 23, 1959 - May 6, 2013

Diana Lynn Bernard Gargus, 53, of Killeen, Texas, died Monday, May 6, 2013. She was born Oct. 23, 1959, in Harrisonville, the daughter of the late Raymond Bernard and Juanita Shockley.

Diana was raised in Cleveland and was a graduate of Cass-Midway (Class of 1977). Diana received her Associates of Arts at JCCC in 1979 and then went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Avila University in 1982. Her many accomplishments included past president of Cleveland Jaycee and also she served as secretary.

Diana moved to Killeen, Texas, in 1983 where she became the office manager for Caruthers’s Tire & Services, where she ran the show for 30 years. Her life’s joy was raising her son Jonathan Allan. She and Jonathan were active in Boy Scouts, with Diana receiving many awards and being the “adjustment chair” and secretary/treasurer, proudly watching as Jonathan achieved Eagle Scout in 2013 with Troop 261.

Diana leaves behind her beloved son Jonathan Allan of Killeen, Texas; sisters, Charlene and husband David Palmer of Belton; Wanda and husband Mark Garrigus of Archie; Melody and husband Donnie Caruthers of Harker Heights, Texas; nieces and nephews; Hunter Ray Caruthers of Harker Heights, Texas; Gina Marett (Riley, Landon) of Black Mountain, N.C.; Cody and wife Irina Grindstaff (Austen and Leo) of Asheville, N.C.; Matt and wife Adrienne Grindstaff (Carter, and Noah) of Albuquerque, N.M.; Shelby Garrigus of Archie, and many family and friends.

Diana loved her birds and Mickey Mouse, anything with Disney. She was a loving mom, sister and aunt. She was a caring and loving person who always thought of others, spending some of her time giving quilts to all of her nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to all who have prayed, visited and kept us going in our time of need.

We also want to thank Killeen First Church of the Nazarene, which she was a devoted member, and the staff of Scott & White Hospital.

Our “Dinky” will always be in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Killeen First Church of the Nazarene located at 951 Stagecoach, Killeen, TX 76541; The American Cancer Society; or Lynch Cancer International, P.O. Box 5456, Vacaville, CA 95688.

Funeral services for Diana were at noon May 11 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Thompson officiating.

Visitation was May 11 at the funeral home.

Arrangements: Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, Killeen, Texas, Phone: 254-699-8200.

Ashton Elizabeth Miller

Jan. 22, 2013 - May 6, 2013

Ashton Elizabeth Miller, 3 months, 14 days, of Creighton, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.

Funeral services were May 13 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Stanley, Kan.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Margie Roberts

Jan. 13, 1929 - May 7, 2013

Margie Roberts, 84, of Raymore, formerly of East Lynne, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, surrounded with love and family.

Funeral services were May 13 at the funeral home where visitation was one hour prior to the service. Reverend Clifford Woolery officiated. Interment was in Strasburg Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.

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

Marion Louise McHugh

Nov. 28, 1925 - May 8, 2013

Marion Louise McHugh, 87, of Kansas City, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Villa St. Francis in Olathe, Kan. There will be a funeral mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at St. John Vianney Catholic Parish in Brookfield, Wis. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Halder, Wis.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Helen Frances Orthel

May 14, 1922 - May 8, 2013

Helen Frances Hayden Orthel, 90, of Salida, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida. Orthel was born May 14, 1922, to Paul and Florence Hayden of Garden City.

She attended a one-room school and later graduated from Garden City High School After high school, she went to an art school for fashion and design in Kansas City. She married Otto Day Orthel on June 11, 1944, at Fort Ord near Monterey, Calif. They returned to Cass County after the war and lived there until 1953 when the family moved to Lee’s Summit. Frances worked as a litho-retoucher for Hallmark Cards. After retirement in 1976, they moved to Salida, Colo., where she enjoyed driving in the mountains, games with friends, puzzles, books, bowling, church activities, walking with her dog Mango, and time with Otto. Her dry sense of humor and readiness to laugh endeared her to friends and family.

Frances is survived by her two sisters Carol Barnard of Archie, and Marjorie King of Garden City; three daughters Jill (Frank) Connaghan of Kansas City, Jane Orthel of Wyoming, Ohio, Jerry Francis of Centerview; two sons Tom Orthel of Salida Colo., John (Stephanie) Orthel of Aurora Colo.; nine grandchildren and their spouses and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Otto, her parents Paul and Florence Hayden, and son-in-law Bob Francis.

Services were held at 11 a.m. May 13 at Temple Baptist Church. Interment followed at Fariview Cemetery. Friends, who desire, may make memorial contributions to the Parkinson Foundation through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.

On line condolences may be made to the family at lewisandglenn.com.

Arrangements: Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, 203 E Sackett Ave, Salida, CO 81201; 719-539-3831.

Melvin Jane Hogan

Sept. 13, 1924 - May 11, 2013

Melvin Jane Hogan, 88, of Spring Hill, Kan., formerly of Adrian, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Blackhawk Assisted Living in Spring Hill, Kan.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, at First United Methodist in Adrian with visitation 10-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 142 E. Main St., Adrian, MO 64720; 816-297-2211.

Loueva Ullery

Jan. 29, 1922 - May 12, 2013

Loueva Ullery, 91, of Peculiar, died the evening of Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, where she had resided for several years.

Loueva was born Jan. 29, 1922, in Mundell, Ark., the youngest daughter of William and Mary Winifred (Butler) Knox. She married Edward C. Ullery on Dec. 30, 1946. At the time of the marriage, Edward was the father of Janice Elaine and Edith Marie. Edward died in 2003 and Edith Marie died in 2006. After working alongside Ed for decades in Peculiar Lumber and Hardware, they devoted many years as treasurer of First Baptist Church of Peculiar. They also were custodians of the church for many years.

She is preceded in death by all of her siblings, Stella Hyatt, Dave Knox, Flossie Morris, Lula Redwine, Wilma Nasalroad, Thelma Keller, Everett Knox, Robert Knox and Howard Knox. Loueva is survived by her stepdaughter, Janice (Earl Eugene) Stair of Monroeville, Pa., and by Edith Marie’s husband, Marvin (Sandra) Keller of Poudre Canyon, Rustic, Colo. She also leaves five adored grandchildren, Kathy Kellman, Kristy Ann (Michael) Novak, Kelly (Robert) Fletcher, David Keller and Paul (Irene) Keller. There are great-grandchildren who will forever remember her as a happy, cheerful Nanaw; they are Kristopher and Todd Kellman, Elizabeth Lilley, Nicole Marie Novak, Michael A. Novak III, Justin, Jamie and Kiley Fletcher and Courtney and Whitney Keller.

Kay Jean and Dean Oldham have been wonderfully attentive to Aunt Loueva, and have been a large part of her life, treating her and Ed with TLC. Many nieces and nephews survive, with a multitude of friends, who were so faithful to visit her frequently in years past.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. May 16 at First Baptist Church of Peculiar. Burial will be in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar. Friends called 6-8 p.m. May 15 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Contributions may be made to the church in Loueva’s memory.

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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