See the obits from over the New Year's break
Junior Kearns, age 76, of Brookfield, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Boone Hospital in Columbia.
A funeral service will be Saturday, December 31, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Park Baptist Church in Brookfield with Pastor David Blakely officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield. Visitation will be Friday, December 30, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Grover Junior, son of Grover William and Ica Marie (Jones) Kearns, was born October 6, 1940, in Shelby. On July 28, 1963, he married Carol O’Dell.
Junior was retired from Ameren UE where he had worked as an auditor for 33 years. He had also been a police officer for the City of Brookfield. He was a member of the Park Baptist Church and Bible Chapel Church in Brookfield. He was member of and past President of Brookfield Rotary Club and past President of the Brookfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include his wife Carol Kearns of the home; four children, Stacey Baum and husband, John, Steve Kearns and wife, Robbin, Shawn Kearns and wife, Melissa, and Stephanie Magnuson and husband, Joel all of Brookfield; 18 grandchildren, Alyshia King and husband, Cody of Brookfield, Luke Baum and wife, Megan of Kansas City and Andrew Baum and wife, Tiffany all of Kansas City, Laura Baum of Brookfield, Abram Baum of Kansas City, Levi Baum and Amos Baum both of Brookfield, Tim Hall and wife, Rebecca of Hawaii, Rebeca Kearns, Ryan Kearns, Matt Kearns, Brittany Kearns, Ashley Kearns, Megan Kearns, Karissa Kearns, Brittanie Magnuson, Danielle Magnuson, and Troy Magnuson all of Brookfield; eight great-grandchildren, Kylin, Raylee, Carson, Makenna, Isaac, Olivia, Claire, and Hannah; and one brother, Francis Kearns and wife, Doris of Brookfield.
His parents and one sister, Dorothy Hollon, preceded him in death.
S. A. Lane, age 79, of St. Catharine, died Thursday, December 29, 2016, at McLarney Manor in Brookfield.
A funeral service will be Monday, January 2, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Bell officiating. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Brookfield. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 p.m. until service time.
Memorials to the Brookfield Athletic Booster Club or McLarney Activity Fund may be left or mailed to Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, PO Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.
Sharon Ardell, son of James and Lucille (Harrington) Lane, was born June 16, 1937, in Brookfield. On May 25, 1963, he married Sherron Nelson.
S. A. had farmed all of his life and was a member of various farm organizations. He was a founding member of the Linn County Soil and Water Conservation District Board and a founding member of the East Yellow Creek Watershed District. He was a member of the Freedom Baptist and served on several church committees over the years. S.A. loved Brookfield Bulldog football and was the spotter for the announcer at home football games for over 20 years. He was an active member of the Brookfield Athletic Booster Club for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Sherron of the home; two sons, Terrill Lane and wife, Dana and Mike Lane and wife, Darcy all of St. Catharine; four grandchildren, Shelby Mertz and husband, Nick of Auxvasse, and Tyler Lane, Quinsey Lane, and Parker Lane all of St. Catharine; one great-granddaughter, Kate Mertz; one sister, Shirley Batson and husband, Ben of Columbia; an uncle, Stanley Harrington of Brookfield, and other relatives.
His parents and an aunt, Dorothy Harrington, preceded him in death.
George E. Pollard
George E. Pollard, age 95 of Marceline, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center in Marceline. George was born at Rothville, Missouri on January 19, 1921 to Roy Orville and Edna E. (Stoner) Pollard. He married Virlea W. Graves on October 19, 1941 and she preceded him in death on March 23, 2007.
George was a Veteran of the United States Army. He graduated from Brunswick High School and was raised in Indian Grove and moved to Marceline in 1960. George was a dirt contractor and dozer operator, a member of the American Legion and VFW, both of Marceline and the Marceline United Methodist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Larry Pollard and Bonnie, Mendon; Donald Pollard and Linda, Lawson; two daughters, Connie Lane, Marceline; and Brenda Eastin and Russ, Casper, WY; nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Virlea and sister Nina Ruth Gordon Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Monday, January 2, 2017 at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Locke Cemetery south of Marceline. Memorials may be made to Marceline Nutrition Site, Marceline United Methodist Church or Walt Disney Hometown Museum and these may be mailed to 1720 N. Missouri Ave., Marceline, MO 64658
Norman Hahn, age 85, of St. Catherine, died Friday evening, December 30, 2016, in Brookfield.
A funeral service will be Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield with Pastor Mike White officiating. Burial will be in Park lawn Cemetery in Brookfield. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 in the evening at the funeral home; a Masonic Service will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by an Elks Session of Sorrow.
Memorials to the Brookfield VFW or Sumner American Legion may be left at or mailed to Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, PO Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.
Norman Gene, son of Otto Lee and Marian Grace (Smart) Hahn, was born September 1, 1931, in Brookfield. On July 9, 1952, he married Marilyn Jo Crowell who preceded him in death May 27, 2008.
He was a cattle farmer and row crop farmer and had farmed all of his life. He was a US Navy Veteran serving on the USS St. Paul during the Korean War. He was a member of the Brookfield VFW and the Sumner American Legion. He was a member of the Brookfield Masonic Lodge and the Moila Shrine Temple in St. Joseph. He was a member of the Brookfield Elks and the Brookfield Eagles. He had also been a member of the Brookfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.
Survivors include his children, Randal Hahn and Karyn Hahn both of St. Catherine; two grandchildren, Betsy Jo Techau and husband, Kyle and their children, Ryder and Kynadi and Shane Hahn all of Laclede; one brother, one sister, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Stanley Zell, age 59, of Meadville, died Friday, December 30, 2016, at his home.
A funeral service will be Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Meadville with Pastor Keith Sisney and Pastor Alan Brock officiating. Burial will be in Botts Cemetery, north of Meadville. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 in the evening.
Memorials to the First Baptist Church Building Fund may be left at or mailed to Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.
Stanley Alan, son of George and Helen (Ramseyer) Zell, was born May 30, 1957 in Lebanon, Indiana. On August 20, 1977, he married Donna Duncan.
Stanley was a farmer, who had farmed in the Meadville area all of his life. He was a Meadville RIV High School graduate and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Meadville, where he served as a deacon.
Survivors include his wife, Donna of the home; one son, Marc Zell and wife, Brooke of Meadville; twin daughters, Jennifer Zell and Blake Peters of Meadville and Rebecca Zell and Logan Yount of Columbia; three grandchildren, Breken, Bryden, and Braxten Zell all of Meadville; his mother, Helen Zell of Meadville; three brothers, Jerry Johnson and wife, Barbara of Fairmount, Indiana, Byron Zell, and David Zell and wife, Barbara all of Meadville; and two sisters, Joann Eastburn and husband, Arnie of Punta Gorda, Florida, and Carol Zell of Brookfield.
His father, George Zell preceded him in death.
Glenn Banks Jr.
Glenn F. Banks Jr.
Glenn F. Banks Jr., age 64 of Marceline, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at his home. Glenn was born on October 1, 1952 to Glenn F. and Maxine V. (Vogel) Banks Sr.
He is survived by his wife Debbie Banks, children: Glenn Banks III, Emilee Banks and Alyssa Niemeier (Luke), all of Marceline; Malinda Wright (Richard), Carson City, NV; daughter-in-law Rhonda Banks, Marceline; siblings Ronald Banks (Penny), Brookfield; Connie White (Andy), Newton, KS; Caleen Bryant (Tom), Fort Myers, FL; and Margie Jackson (Doug), Sedalia; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son John, brother Randy and sister Glenda.
Funeral services will be at 11 AM Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline, burial with Military Honors in St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Tuesday, January 3 with rosary at 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Memorials made to Delaney Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses can be sent to 1720 N. Missouri Ave., Marceline, MO 64658.
Nancy Alice Clark Lohmar, 80, of Columbia, Missouri, died Sunday, January 1, at home with her husband by her side.
Lohmar, known simply as “Grandma”, was born July 10, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan. to Irwin Clark and Leola Kennedy (Sportsman). She was raised in Marceline, Missouri, by her maternal grandparents, Humphrey S. and Allie M. Sportsman. There she met, and 1 week after graduating high school, married the love of her life, Roland E. Lohmar; the two of them would go on to share the world together.
Later in her married life, she completed her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, including attending Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Nancy spent 18 years owning and managing MediQuick, an urgent care clinic ahead of its time. She was an avid outdoorsman, known to have gone fishing as far north as Canada; she also enjoyed skeet shooting, having been a member of Tigertown Trap and Skeet Club and having competed throughout that time.
She spent many years with her children and grandchildren volunteering for both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America. Nancy could always be found at any of her grandchildren’s events or travelling, including Alaska, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Paris, England, and Japan, of which she had particularly fond memories.
Lohmar is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roland E. Lohmar, of the home; her daughter, Karen Gordon (Lohmar), late husband Ronald, also of Columbia, Missouri; her granddaughter Chelsea Yates (Gordon), husband Daniel and great-grandson-in-law Clark, of Columbia, Missouri; and grandson Seth R. Gordon, also of Columbia, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her son, Karl.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
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