Obituaries: 8-4-22

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Patricia Ann “Pat” Klocke Patricia Ann “Pat” Klocke, 75, of Clinton, Missouri passed away early Saturday morning, July 30, 2022 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in …

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Patricia Ann
“Pat” Klocke
Patricia Ann “Pat” Klocke, 75, of Clinton, Missouri passed away early Saturday morning, July 30, 2022 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. She was born September 18, 1946 in Brookings, South Dakota, the daughter of William and Bertha Rickerl.
She married Kenneth Raymond Klocke on October 16, 1965 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Upon graduating from business college in 1965 she was employed with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and became personal secretary to the Director of the Minnesota Agri Growth Council from 1973 to 1986. Together they owned and operated the Camelot Inn Best Western Motel in Higginsville, MO, retiring to the lake area in 2002. She was a member of the Warsaw Country Club. Pat found great joy in volunteering for the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital and also being an election judge. She enjoyed golfing, travelling, sight seeing, and reading.
Surviving are her husband of 56 years; one son, Kevin Klocke (Kimberly), Austin, Texas; one daughter, Kathleen Ann Loge (Eric), Walker, MN; four grandsons, Drey Loge (Autumn), Pine River, MN, Jace Loge, Walker, MN, William Klocke, Austin, TX, and Gavin Klocke, Austin, TX; two great-granddaughters, Adley and Nollie Loge; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Mary Johnson and Betty Rickerl.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2022 at the Bradley & Hadley Fuenral Home, Clinton. Father Jim Taranto will officiat. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. Condolences may be left online at www.bradleyhadley.com.
Ray F Jones
Ray F. Jones, son of Milo A. and Cassie A. (Williams) Jones, was born Jan. 17, 1932 in Springfield, CO. He departed this life in Kansas City, MO July 25, 2022 at 90 years of age.
Ray attended Wichita State University where he earned a degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering and was a member of the fraternity Beta Theta Pi. His education was interrupted when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy for two years during the Korean War. While there, he earned his wings as a Naval Navigator and was awarded an honorable discharge at the end of his service. On his return, Ray completed his degree at WSU while married, working full time and having a newborn in the house.
On Sept. 2, 1956 Ray and Helen Marie Rhodes were united in marriage and spent 52 wonderful years together until Helen passed away in 2008. Shortly after Ray graduated, he was hired by Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. His next employment was with Allegheny Ballistic Laboratory in West Virginia where he worked on the design of the Polaris Missile that furthered his specialty as a pressure specialist. He was finally hired by Boeing where he stayed for the remainder of his employment and had an esteemed career. Boeing took Ray and his family to New Orleans, Seattle, Huntsville and back to Wichita. While in New Orleans, Ray worked with the famous artist Blaine Kern on one of his elaborate Mardi Gras floats. Ray, Helen, Steve and Cheryl participated as Mardi Gras Royalty that year. The highlight of Ray’s career was his work on Apollo 11 and specifically Saturn V and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). This was developed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. Some say Saturn V is one of humanity's most impressive and important technological achievements. He finished his career with Boeing in Wichita where he was working on the design of the storage compartments for the U.S. Space Station.
Ray loved his family and took them on many adventures over the years as he was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite past time was fishing. He loved his fly fishing trips in Montana most. He also dearly loved his best friend and bird dog, Boomer. He was also a talented and witty poet.
After Helen’s passing in 2008, Ray soon reached out to Georgia E. (Houk) Hazel for companionship, later marrying on Aug. 25, 2012. Georgia and Ray enjoyed travelling. They had visited nephews in Seattle, driven around the Ozarks to see the dogwoods and fall foliage, and attending programs in Branson. Ray made one additional trip fly fishing in Montana. He remained active all through his later years enjoying hosting parties and being with friends and never letting age slow him down. Ray was also proud to be a life member of Clinton VFW Post 1894.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen, a brother Dean Jones and a sister Doris Rowe. Survivors include his wife Georgia; his children, Steven Ray Jones, Cheryl Ann Near (Phil), Shannon Lea Bates (Randy); his grandchildren: Kristin, Austin, Trevor, Tanner, and Reese; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Services were July 29, 2022 at 1 PM at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, MO; visitation preceded the service; burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery with military honors by Naval Honor Guard and Clinton VFW Post 1894; Memorials to Christian Church in Appleton City.
Kyle Foster
Kyle was born in Clinton, MO on August 23, 1985, Kyle was the second child of Kevin and Karla (Church) Foster. He and his two brothers Johnathan and Dustan were raised on their family farm west of Deepwater. While the family took pride in their small farm and the outdoors, Kyle was born with a passion for farming. He also was first to lend a hand to his family, friends, neighbors and even strangers without being asked. The mentors and role models throughout his life shaped him into the genuine and caring person that everyone loved and will greatly miss.
During his childhood, Kyle spent many hours with Valerie Meeker, his Aunt Lora, and his brother Dustan. Weekends were frequently spent at his Grandma Jane's. He enjoyed telling others about their card games, fishing trips, and going to Clyde's for a competitive game of pool. During school, Kyle was involved in several clubs, activities, and sports including FFA before graduating with the Lakeland High School class of 2004.
Kyle began working at the Deepwater Quarry whenever he was 15 years old. On the rare occasion that he wasn't working, you could find him with family, hanging out with one of his close friends, helping Chane at the tow yard, or helping his brother and business partner Johnathan with their 2 Dead Beats DJ business. He enjoyed going to dirt track races, riding horses, playing yard games while cooking out, and going to Lakeland ball games where he would call his brother Dustan to give updates and analyze the game. Kyle was also very involved with the Deepwater Volunteer Fire Department and took great pride in his role as Fire Chief. He loved his family and enjoyed every minute that he spent with them. Kyle had several friends that he considered his brothers. He looked forward to frequent phone calls to check in on his family and buddies.
Kyle's love of farming was evident even at an early age. When he was only 9 years old, he met Valerie's boyfriend and future husband for the first time. Assuming that Matt was just a rookie, Kyle climbed up on his lap in the tractor and proceeded to show Matt how to rake hay. Of course, Kyle knew exactly how to do it and Matt never told him that he had raked hay just a few times before that. Little did the two of them know, that was just the beginning of an inseparable bond that would grow into something so special for the both of them.
Throughout his life, Kyle was employed by Deepwater Quarry, Corotech, Tristate Masonry, Harper Drilling, Deepwater Tow, and Meeker Farms. He loved being able to farm and also help others while on the tow truck.
Kyle was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Jane Church and Clayton and Shirley Landes.
He is survived by his children Dayton Oliver, Madison Foster, Braxton Copeland, and Bailey Jones; Parents Kevin and Karla Foster of Deepwater MO, and brothers; Johnathan Foster of Deepwater MO and Dustan (Devin) Foster of San Angelo TX; Niece and Nephew; Eastyn and Chandler Foster of San Angelo TX; Aunts and Uncles; Lora (David) Hathcock of Clinton MO, Kathy (Charles) Barnett of Clinton MO, Darrin (Debbie) Foster of Deepwater MO, Marshall (Jr.) Landes (Kate Jamison) of Deepwater MO, Debbie (Jimmy) Greenwell of Deepwater MO, Cindy Rhodes of Clinton MO, the late Juretta (Doug) Goode of Pleasant Valley MO, girlfriend Tanya Mendenhall, and a large host of cousins.
Kyle, Son, Daddy, Brother, we love you! Thank you for being a great son, father, brother, and friend to all of us. You planted more seeds of kindness in others lives than you ever planted in the ground!
Funeral services were held July 19, 2022 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with Rev. David Hathcock officiating. Special music included "I Can Only Imagine, Firefighter Tribute, You Should Be Here and Drink a Beer." The casket bearers were Tony Landing, Kenny Price, Matt Noakes, Wesley Booker, Kyle Bents and Randy White. Honorary casket bearers were Jr. Landes, Matt Meeker, Anthony Hathcock, MaShawn Clark, Chane Harris, Kendal Hathcock, Rob Hill and Travis Hill. Interment followed in Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater, MO.
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, MO.
Gayle Lynne
Jeffress
Gayle Lynne Jeffress age 65, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, July 11th, 2022 at her home.
Gayle was born November 21, 1956 in Girard, Kansas the daughter of Harry and Donna (Allai) Strukel. Gayle worked as an RN at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. In her spare time, and after retirement, Gayle enjoyed playing slots at the casino, antique shopping and KU men's basketball. She could spend hours at the slot machines, or finding just the right piece to add to one of her antique creations. But, whenever the KU Jayhawks were being televised she could be found watching and coaching from her chair. On the occasion that she was lucky enough to get tickets to a game, she could not have been more happy, or excited. Throw in getting an autograph, or picture with a player, and she was on cloud nine! Gayle loved celebrating all holidays-especially Christmas and Halloween. She had a caring heart, and never turned away a person in need.
Gayle was preceded in death by her mother, and husband, Walter Neville Jeffress.
Survivors include her father, Harry Strukel, brother John (Lisa) Strukel, companion of ten years Brian Stanley, and his daughters; Tara Lee Stanley and Brianna Marie Stanley, Brian’s grandson Weston Stanley Mercer, her niece Ashley (Patrick) Martin, her nephew Eric (Paige) Strukel, and the absolute light of her life, her grandnieces and nephew; Macie, Marlie and Maggie Martin, Bradey and Breckyn Strukel.
Funeral services were held July 16, 2022 at Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard, KS with Pastor John Vulgamore officiating. Special music included "Go Rest High and Scars in Heaven." The casket bearers were Dave Strukel, Chuck Kunshek, J.B. Brown, Chuck Barton, Patrick Martin and Jay Trower. Interment followed in Girard Cemetery, Girard, KS.
Local arrangements were under the care of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, MO.
Ray F Jones
Ray F. Jones, son of Milo A. and Cassie A. (Williams) Jones, was born Jan. 17, 1932 in Springfield, CO. He departed this life in Kansas City, MO July 25, 2022 at 90 years of age.
Ray attended Wichita State University where he earned a degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering and was a member of the fraternity Beta Theta Pi. His education was interrupted when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy for two years during the Korean War. While there, he earned his wings as a Naval Navigator and was awarded an honorable discharge at the end of his service. On his return, Ray completed his degree at WSU while married, working full time and having a newborn in the house.
On Sept. 2, 1956 Ray and Helen Marie Rhodes were united in marriage and spent 52 wonderful years together until Helen passed away in 2008. Shortly after Ray graduated, he was hired by Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. His next employment was with Allegheny Ballistic Laboratory in West Virginia where he worked on the design of the Polaris Missile that furthered his specialty as a pressure specialist. He was finally hired by Boeing where he stayed for the remainder of his employment and had an esteemed career. Boeing took Ray and his family to New Orleans, Seattle, Huntsville and back to Wichita. While in New Orleans, Ray worked with the famous artist Blaine Kern on one of his elaborate Mardi Gras floats. Ray, Helen, Steve and Cheryl participated as Mardi Gras Royalty that year. The highlight of Ray’s career was his work on Apollo 11 and specifically Saturn V and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). This was developed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. Some say Saturn V is one of humanity's most impressive and important technological achievements. He finished his career with Boeing in Wichita where he was working on the design of the storage compartments for the U.S. Space Station.
Ray loved his family and took them on many adventures over the years as he was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite past time was fishing. He loved his fly fishing trips in Montana most. He also dearly loved his best friend and bird dog, Boomer. He was also a talented and witty poet.
After Helen’s passing in 2008, Ray soon reached out to Georgia E. (Houk) Hazel for companionship, later marrying on Aug. 25, 2012. Georgia and Ray enjoyed travelling. They had visited nephews in Seattle, driven around the Ozarks to see the dogwoods and fall foliage, and attending programs in Branson. Ray made one additional trip fly fishing in Montana. He remained active all through his later years enjoying hosting parties and being with friends and never letting age slow him down. Ray was also proud to be a life member of Clinton VFW Post 1894.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen, a brother Dean Jones and a sister Doris Rowe. Survivors include his wife Georgia; his children, Steven Ray Jones, Cheryl Ann Near (Phil), Shannon Lea Bates (Randy); his grandchildren: Kristin, Austin, Trevor, Tanner, and Reese; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Services were July 29, 2022 at 1 PM at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, MO; visitation preceded the service; burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery with military honors by Naval Honor Guard and Clinton VFW Post 1894; Memorials to Christian Church in Appleton City.
Doyle Dean
Corwin
Doyle Dean Corwin, age 85, of Brownington, Missouri, passed away early in the morning on Saturday, July 16th, 2022 at the Appleton City Manor, Appleton City, Missouri.
Dean was born on April 29, 1937 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He moved with his parents to Mt. Zion, Missouri during his high school years. It was there he found his sweetheart, Ann Callahan, and they were married just before her 17th birthday on May 14th, 1959.
Dean did a variety of jobs in his younger days. He drove a milk truck route that took him across the swinging bridge in Warsaw and he also worked with his brother-in-law in Kansas doing plumbing jobs during the summers. Many hours were spent cutting firewood and in the hay fields with his dad. He also helped his dad and uncle who both had a mechanic shop in Mt. Zion.
Once married, he worked at Brownie’s Rock Crusher hauling rock from the underground quarry. He worked for Norman Motors in Deepwater for approximately 45 years. It provided schooling from Case and New Holland. Dean worked on tractors, combines, balers, rakes, etc. until the new overpass closed the shop. He continued to work with Norman on the farm until he retired. He was talented at inventing and made many tools to make jobs easier.
Dean received Jesus as his Savior in his 30’s and was a member of Lowry City Baptist Church. He was well known for his ability to play the piano by ear. He played special music at area churches with his close friend Jerry Russell. Years ago during an alumni program at Deepwater High School, he dressed in a tailcoat and flipped them up to sit on the piano bench. He played mostly black keys and had a style all his own.
Dean loved to go deer hunting, and in later years, Ann enjoyed hunting right along with him. He also liked hunting turkey and squirrels. He always fed the birds and made time to watch boxing or wrestling on TV. Dean and Ann were blessed to take some fun vacations and they drove to Niagara Falls, the East Coast, West Coast, and saw many places along the way. Playing cards was a lifelong joy, in the early years it was Pitch and Pinochle but later it was all about Canasta.
He was preceded in death by Ann, his wife of 52 years. He is survived by their four children: Betty Stewart (Greg), Donald Corwin, Deanna McCullough (Lonnie), Sue Remer (David), 6 Grandchildren: Michael Stewart, Miranda Stegman, Marissa McMillian, Brandon McCullough, Lauren Wilkerson (Isiah), Dallas Remer (Abby), and 5 Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral services were held July 21, 2022 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with Rev. Jeff Ferguson and Pastor Alan Anzalone officiating. Special music included "Old Rugged Cross, In the Garden and Put Your Hand In the Hand." The casket bearers were Donnie Corwin, David Remer, Dallas Remer, Lonnie McCullough, Michael Stewart and Isiah Wilkerson. Brandon McCullough and Greg Stewart were honorary bearers. Interment was held in Maplewood Cemetery, Browning, MO.
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, MO.
Marcella "Sally" (Langel) Kruse
Marcella "Sally" (Langel) Kruse, age 97, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Glendale Gardens in Clinton, Missouri.
Sally was born on October 7, 1924, near Templeton in Carroll County, Iowa. She married her sweetheart, Otto, in 1946, upon his return from World War II. Sally and Otto raised their family in Manning, Iowa, where they were farmers. Sally loved telling stories and jokes. She never met a stranger; every person was just a friend she hadn’t spoken to yet.
Sally is survived by two daughters, Linda Gill and companion Dennis Kooker of Adrian, MO, Francine Hargens and spouse Tom Hargens of Clinton, MO; four grandchildren and their spouses, James and Molly Hastings of Kansas City, MO, Tiffany and Robert Humphreys of Knoxville, IL, Beth and Chris Thompson of Kansas City, MO, and Amber and William Kennedy of Greenwood, MO. She was also the proud great-grandmother of Brylan, Brooke, and Whitney.
Sally is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Otto; her parents, 2 sisters and one brother, and 2 sons-in-law.
A Memorial Mass was held July 27, 2022 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton with Father James Taranto officiating. Inurnment followed in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri.
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.
Mason Roskop
Mason Roskop, age 18, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022.
Mason graduated high school in December 2021, and he was employed with Arm & Hammer in Harrisonville in the manufacturing department. He played football, basketball, and baseball during his school years. He enjoyed playing backyard football for the Annual Turkey Bowl every Thanksgiving and basketball games at his grandparent’s house. He also loved a good game of bocce ball at Grandma Helen's house. Mason will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his parents: Troy and Crystal Roskop, his brother: Carson Roskop, grandparents: Janie Pennock, and Ron and Wanda Redford, great-grandmother: Helen Roskop, Aunt and Uncles: Archie and Sheryl Goucher, Nathaniel Pennock, Lee and Lou Redford, cousins: Archie Goucher, Jr., Whitney (Michael) Doody, and Jacob Goucher, also survived by numerous great aunts, great uncles, cousins, and friends.
Preceded in Death By: his grandfather: Daryl Pennock, great-grandparents: Chester and Doris Redford, George Roskop, and Ray and Ila Samples, Great Aunt and Uncle: Marilyn Edwards and Gene McNeely, cousins: Aleatha Crose, Kelly Edwards, and Patrick Roskop.
Funeral services were held July 23, 2022 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father James Taranto officiating. Special music included "Here I Am Lord, Shepherd Me, Oh God, On Eagle's Wings and Amazing Grace." The pallbearers were Carson Roskop, Archie Goucher, Jr., Joe Jacobson, Eric Edwards, Jacob Goucher and Nathaniel Pennock. Aaron Deemer, Chase Apsher, Silas Brown, Terry Brown, Mike Roskop, Rylee Arwood, Brent Carroll and Dillon Raines were honorary pallbearers. Interment followed in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO.
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, MO.
The Roskop family is praying for all families involved.