Funeral Notices

Robert Joseph Vance

Robert Joseph Vance, 77, of Laurie, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1939, in Kansas City, Kan. He graduated in 1957 from Park Hill High School and attended Drury University in Springfield. He joined the United States Army in 1962 and served in Omaha, Neb. and in Germany

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Wilma E. Neil

Wilma Esther Neil, 88, of Buffalo, Okla., formerly of Ionia, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Grace Living Center in Buffalo, Okla. She was born Sept. 1, 1928, at Fort Lion north of Lincoln, a daughter of William and Esther (Miller) Greene. She attended Santiago grade school and graduated in 1946 from Lincoln High School.

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Sandra K. Rath

Sandra Kay Rath, 66, of Sedalia, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Sylvia G. Thompson in Sedalia. She was born June 30, 1950, in Springfield, Ill., a daughter of Frank and Sarah (Sapp) Willoughby. She graduated in 1968 from Williamsville High School and worked for Franklin Life Insurance. She married Tom Rath June 10, 1967,

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L. W. Stalker

Lee Warren “L. W.” Stalker, 77, of Stover, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his home. He was born in Bolivar, a son of Carl Ruben Daniel Stalker and Vera Evelyn Farmer Stalker. He married Celeste JoAnn Holler Dec. 6, 1960. She preceded him in death June 6, 2009. He was a 1958 graduate of

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Wava V. Adair

Wava V. Adair, 83, of Pittsburg, Kan., formerly of Versailles, died May 11, 2017, at the home of her son in Pittsburg, Kan. following a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born April 14, 1934, in Silver City, Iowa, the daughter of Cliff and Susie Sargent Stewart. She graduated in 1952 from Silver City High

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Raymond Elmer Schlesselman

Raymond Elmer Schlesselman, 89, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born April 30, 1928 in Zora, the son of Elmer and Emelia (Brauer) Schlesselman. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brauersville by Pastor Rudolph Krantz and later confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Pastor

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