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Warren Harris

Jan 08, 1929 - Nov 21, 2023

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Saint Joseph, MO

E. Warren Harris1929-2023E. Warren Harris, son of Paul Harris and Lillie Middaugh Harris, was born January 8, 1929, in Winwood Beach, Mo. He passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at the age of 94. Warren attended Lafayette High School, where he was on the Hi-Y Council and graduated from Kansas City North High School mid-term in 1946. He was a member of Masque and Gavel, Chorus, Radio and Madrigals. At that time he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in New Mexico where he, through the Navy, ...Read More

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Debra "Debbie" (McEnaney) Stafford

Apr 13, 1956 - Feb 10, 2024

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Saint Joseph, MO

Debra “Debbie” (McEnaney) Stafford1956-2024Debra "Debbie" (McEnaney) Stafford, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on February 10, 2024, at the age of 67. She was born on April 13, 1956, in St. Joseph, MO to Darrell G. and Patricia J. (Hendrix) McEnaney.Those who knew Debbie will fondly remember her resilient spirit and her remarkable ability to craft beautiful pieces from simple materials. Her artistic talents were matched by her passion for the outdoors, where she could often be found fishing or hunting—activities that brought her immense happiness and tranquility.Debbie is survived by her daughter, Heather Daniels (Mike); grandchildren, Andrew and Cody Daniels; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings, Kristie McDowell (Randy), Mary Green (Ernie), and Larry Lorenz; and several nieces and nephews.Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Darrell and Patricia; siblings, Katheryn, Michael, and John McEnaney; and her beloved dog, Roxy.Her dedication and years of service at Silgan Containers demonstrated her strong work ethic and commitment to her profession. A lifelong member of St. Patrick's Church, Debbie's faith was an integral part of her life, providing her with comfort and guidance.Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Don T. Morris

Oct 14, 1933 - Feb 08, 2024

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Saint Joseph, MO

Don T. Morris1933-2024Don T. Morris, 90, cherished father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on February 8, 2024. He was born on October 14, 1933, in St. Joseph, MO, to Thomas and Estella A. (Richie) Morris.Don's lifelong partnership with his wife, Shirley Jean Mallory, began on July 4, 1952, and they shared a loving marriage until her passing on December 1, 2011.For over five decades, Don dedicated his life to being an electrician, reflecting his strong work ethic and mastery of his trade. He was a proud and active member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 545. His commitment to fraternity was further exemplified through his involvement with the Scottish Rite, Moila Shriners, and King Hill Masonic Lodge where he was honored as a 32nd Degree Mason.He also had a love of riding motorcycles, embracing the joy and freedom of the open road.Don is lovingly remembered by Donna Mallory who survives of the home; children, Kyle Morris (LaVonne) and Cheryl Admire (Steve); 7 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Don was reunited in death with his parents, wife Shirley, children Donald Morris and Susan McCauley, and his grandchild Joseph Admire.Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Doris June Taysen

Jul 12, 1930 - Jan 26, 2024

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Saint Joseph, MO

Doris June Taysen1930-2024Doris June Taysen, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, passed away on January 26, 2024, at the age of 93. Born on July 12, 1930, in Nodaway, Missouri, she was the daughter of Eden and Vernelle (Donaldson) Lewis, who preceded her in death, as did her brothers, Wilbur and Wyman Callen, and her devoted husband, James F. Taysen.Doris's life was marked by love, artistry, and unwavering dedication to her family. Her first marriage with Arthur Keener, with whom she welcomed her son, Mike Keener (Camille). Her heart expanded with her marriage to James Frederick Taysen, with whom she brought three more beautiful children into the world, Tim Taysen (Cathy), Bonnie Andrews (Steve), and Diane Jones (Randy). She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Jason Andrews, Mandi Warren (Kyle), Shawn Andrews, James Taysen, River Jones, and Amy Kalinich, and her great-grandchildren, Emmitt, Caleb, Olivia, Mercedes, Greyson, Elliott, Colby, and a great-granddaughter soon to join the family.In her early years, Doris's education took place in the one-room Callen School, a meaningful institution as her own grandfather had donated the land for it. Doris's path led her to become a psychiatric aid at the state hospital, where she worked diligently for 30 years before retiring, touching many lives with her caring nature and kindness.Her creativity shone brightly through her hobbies which included sewing, crocheting, and embroidering. Doris was an incredibly talented crafter whose works were the highlight of local craft shows, especially her well-known scrubbies. Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or donor’s choice in her name. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Cindy Lee Russell (Davidson)

Dec 22, 1956 - Jan 16, 2024

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Saint Joseph, MO

Cindy Lee Russell (Davidson)1956-2024Cindy Lee Russell (Davidson), 67, born on December 22, 1956, departed from this world on January 16, 2024, surrounded by the comforting care of Living Community Nursing Home. A dedicated soul in the field of in-home healthcare, and the secretary for many within the family. Cindy spent most of her adult life providing compassion and support to those in need.Cindy found joy in the simple pleasures of life, particularly in her love for playing bingo and the occasional visits to the casinos, and her long phone conversations with her family and her dear friend, Sonda Davidson. Her vibrant spirit and warm-hearted nature endeared her to many, leaving a lasting impact on those fortunate enough to know her.She leaves behind a legacy of love and family, survived by her cherished children: Chris (Amy) Davidson, Heather (Steven) Davis, Samantha (John) Bravo, Shelby (Quidanny) Delgado; and her step-children, Nate Cox and Brandon Cox, also share in the memories of a woman who embraced them as her own.Cindy’s presence will be deeply missed by her adoring grandchildren: Jacob Davidson, Madison Davidson, Stevie Davis (Brandon), Sydney Davis (Dalton), Morgan Lollar, Carter Bravo, Josie Bravo and Micah Burrow.The circle of her love extends to her great-grandchildren: Landon, Avery, Za’vion, Nevaeh, Knoxtin, Jasiah, and Benjamin.Cindy is survived by her loving husband, Lowell Wayne Cox, who stood by her side through thick and thin. She is also remembered by her mother, Donna (McPheter) Davidson, and her siblings: Kelly (Dennis) Gentry, Barb O’Neal, John Davidson, Stoney Davidson, Darryl (Michelle) Davidson, and Scott Davidson. Numerous nieces and nephews hold fond memories of Aunt Cindy’s kindness and warmth.Cindy was preceded in death by her former husband, Maurice “Rusty” Russell Jr., her father, Johnnie Davidson, and her sisters, Melody Starr and Gayle Davidson. In their reunion beyond this life, may they find eternal peace.The memory of Cindy Lee Russell lives on in the hearts of those who loved her. May she rest in peace, surrounded by the love that she so generously shared with this world.Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Robert Newbrough

Jan 20, 1955 - Jan 05, 2024

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Saint Joseph, MO

Robert Newbrough, 68 of Saint Joseph, Missouri died on Friday, January 5, 2024, at his residence in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Born Thursday, January 20, 1955 in Quincy, Illinois, he was the son of Troy Newbrough and Betty Corben Newbrough. He was the husband of Sharon Young Newbrough. He served in the Army.

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Jason T. Guthery

Jun 11, 1984 - Dec 30, 2023

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Saint Joseph, MO

Jason T. Guthery1984-2024Jason T. Guthery, 39, a dedicated educator, coach, and beloved father, passed away on December 30th, 2023. Born on June 11th, 1984, in St. Joseph, Missouri, Jason lived a life marked by compassion, commitment, and an unwavering desire to enrich the lives of others.Jason left a lasting impact as a pillar of the community through his 15 years of teaching and coaching at Lafayette High School. He graduated from the same high school in 2003 before pursuing his passion for education at Northwest Missouri State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 2007. He was also a member of the Delta Chi fraternity at Northwest. The students and athletes he mentored were his pride and joy, and he was always there for them, both on and off the field.He is survived by his loving parents, Stephen and Diane Guthery; twin daughters, Hazel Jeane and Cecily Anne; siblings, Brett Guthery (Jess) and Kelsey Guthery; and his nieces, Madilynn and Millie Guthery. Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Red and Betty Lacy, and Jerry Guthery; and great-grandparents Marila and Roy Guthery. Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the Jason Guthery Scholarship Fund at Lafayette High School. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Craig R. Graham

Jan 01, 1951 - Dec 30, 2023

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Saint Joseph, MO

Craig R. Graham1951-2023Craig R. Graham, 72, Saint Joseph, went home to be with his Savior on December 30,2023. He was born to Galen and Maxine Graham on January 1, 1951 in Chillicothe, Mo. He graduated from Central High School in 1969. He attended Missouri Western University. Craig married Becky Huffman in 1971. Craig was a member of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church where he served as an Elder for nine years. He loved discipling other men and teaching them how to read their Bible daily and journal. He taught adult and youth Sunday School Classes. He served as an Interim Youth Leader for eighteen months.Craig coached girl's basketball for thirty years. He coached at Robidoux Middle School and Saint Joseph Christian. He also coached travel basketball. Watching his grandchildren play sports was his favorite pastime. He rarely missed any of their events. Craig is survived by his wife, Becky; daughters, Brandi Scarborough (Rob) and Ali Freudenthal (Joe); grandchildren, Ella Wells (Brinner), Max Freudenthal, Ruby Scarborough, Maya Freudenthal, Jozey Scarborough, Ade Freudenthal; great-grandchildren, Kai Wells and Millie Wells and his sister Judy Johnston.Farewell Services and Public Livestream 10:00 A.M. Monday, Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family suggests memorial contributions to Freudenthal Center for Parkinson’s Disease. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Leona Mae Masters

Sep 25, 1970 - Dec 27, 2023

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Saint Joseph, MO

Leona Mae Masters1970-2023Leona Mae Masters, 53, Saint Joseph, MO, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 27, 2023.She was born on September 25, 1970 to Gloria Devers and Fred Scotton.Leona graduated from Central High School, class of 1989 Saint Joseph, MO.She was preceded in death by her parents: Gloria Devers and Fred Scotton; and grandparents: Patsy and Donnie Devers, Virginia and William Scotton.Loved ones left behind: Uncle Steven Devers of Saint Joseph, MO; Little/Big sister Donna Churchill (Elmer) of Mound City, MO; two brothers: Freddy Scotton of Saint Joseph, MO, and Bucky Rhodes (Anna) of Cameron, MO; Children: Jeffrey Scotton (Katherine) of Maysville, MO, Samantha Rogers (Kristen) of Saint Joseph, MO, Sandra Fairbanks (Zackery) of Independence, MO; Two grandchildren: Jeffrey Scotton Jr., and Adelyn Scotton, both of Maysville, MO; three nieces: Britney, Tiann (Steve), and Kassandra (Reginal) and eight great nieces: Abigail, Kourtnee, Mya, Amelia, June, Arianna, Nevaeh, and McKinley, Great Nephew: Jamal, and numerous cousins and adopted family and friends.She loved Elvis Presley, country music, Scooby-Doo, unicorns, and her dog Lucky. She also loved spending time with her family.Celebration of Life 1:00 P.M. Friday, Maxwell Heights Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Leona’s Funeral Fund. To donate online or sign the online guestbook, please visit Leona’s Tribute page at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Elbert Aytch Ballard

Jul 19, 1938 - Dec 22, 2023

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Saint Joseph, MO

Elbert Aytch Ballard, 85, of Saint Joseph, MO, passed away on December 22, 2023. He was born on July 19, 1938, in Camden Point, MO. Elbert had a remarkable career in the trucking industry, spanning 52 years as an over the road driver. During his career, he logged over a million miles, traversing all 50 states without a single accident or ticket. Elbert was known for his family-oriented nature and his loyalty to those he loved. He had an outgoing and personable personality, and he had a way of connecting with everyone he met. Outside of his career Elbert enjoyed fishing, finding solace and joy in the peacefulness of the water. He found great pleasure in casting a line and waiting for the perfect bite. He was also a fan of westerns and history. Elbert is survived by the love of his life Marilyn, his loving wife of 47 years, and his children Michael (Sheril) Ballard, Smithville, MO., Janet Bennett, Sedalia, MO., Shawn Stewart, Saint Joseph, MO., and Darla (David) Reynolds, Faucett, MO. He is also survived by his brothers Tommy (Ann) Ballard, Kearney, MO., Everett Ballard, Dearborn, MO., Dwight (Doris) Ballard, Dearborn, MO., his sisters Vernetta Smith, Leawood, KS., and Joyce (Larry) Veuleman, Lincoln, MO. Elbert leaves behind a legacy of five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many good friends. Elbert was preceded in death by his father William Alvin Ballard, mother Verneta Ruth Ballard, brothers William Everett Ballard, David Ballard, Richard Ballard and sisters Cindy Pointer, and Opal Louise Boone. Elbert Aytch Ballard’s legacy lives on through his dedicated years in the trucking industry, his love for his family, and his cherished memories spent fishing. He will forever be rem embered as a kind-hearted and hardworking individual who had a positive impact on those around him.

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Joy Hodge

Sep 20, 1950 - Dec 18, 2023

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Saint Joseph, MO

Joy Hodge1950-2023Joy Hodge, 73, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 18, 2023, at home after a lengthy illness. She was born on September 20, 1950, to Harold L. and Gladys I. (Frame) Beers. Joy worked for Meade Paper Products for 25 years, and after parting ways she finished nursing school to pursue a career as an LPN. Joy was a caring, compassionate woman and her nursing career brought her great joy. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Alberta Benton; twin brother, Roy L. Beers, and son, Christopher L. Hodge. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Dalton Hodge, son, Travis W. Hodge, and numerous nieces and nephews. Farewell Services 1:00 P. M. Thursday, December 28, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Ashland Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P. M. Wednesday, December 27, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www. meierhoffer. com.

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