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Barbara Bland 1930-2015

No scheduled services will be held for Barbara Bland. Ms. Bland has been cremated under the direction of Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. 

Barbara Jean Bland, 84, Kidder, died on March 26, 2015.

Barbara was born on Oct. 16, 1930, to Archie and Mosella (Rose) Likely, in Bronson, Kan. They preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Allen Bland, Lathrop; one daughter, Carol (Ron) Pierce, Kidder; one brother, Robert Likely,

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William Abels: 1929-2015

Funeral services for William Abels were held March 31, 2015, at Rupp Funeral Home. Interment was at the Savannah Cemetery.

William “Bill” Abels, 85, St. Joseph, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at a St. Joseph health care center.

He was born April 4, 1929, in Andrew County, son of Rada and Thomas Abels.

He served in the United States Navy, and worked as a Carpenter. He was a Baptist.


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Carol Sue Ellis 1945-2015

Carol Sue Ellis, 69, of Jamesport, passed away on March 28, 2015, at her residence.

Carol was born the daughter of William Howard and Viven (Stith) Francis on April 27, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo. She was a 1963 graduate of Coffey High School, Coffey. She was united in marriage to Gary L. Ellis on May 24, 1963, in Coffey. He survives of the home. Carol owned and operated Ellis

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Steven Crabtree 1953-2015

Steven Dale Crabtree, 61, passed away March 25, 2015, at his home in Pattonsburg.

He was born Aug. 30, 1953, in Harrison County, to Dale and Norma “Shorty” (Rouner) Crabtree.

Steve was member of the Freedom of the Road Riders.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, Norma “Shorty”; daughter, Stacy Bupp, Wamego, Kan.; sister, Judy (Bryan) Folk, San Dia, N.M.; nephew, Robert Folk, Swansea,

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Gerald R. Carlson 1926-2015

Gerald R. Carlson, age 88, of Fremont, passed away March 23, 2015, at Fremont Health.

Gerald was born April 18, 1926, in Oakland, Neb., to Oscar and Anna (Nelson) Carlson. Gerald earned his GED as an adult. He served in the Army in the WWII era as a military police officer in the Philippine Islands. He married Nelda L. Novak Jan. 9, 1953, in Fremont. To

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Donna M. Bell 1930-2015

Donna M. Bell, 85, passed away March 22, 2015, at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab, Gallatin.

She was born March 10, 1930, in Winston, the daughter of Clyde and Bernice (Strong) Reid.

On July 16, 1950, she married Clarence David “Dave” Bell in Daviess County. He preceded her in death on August 15, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Howard Joseph; sister,

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Jennifer Lynch 1979-2015

Funeral services were held March 21, 2015, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville.

Burial was in the Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the funeral home to help with the final expenses.

Jennifer S. Lynch, 35, Maryville, passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2015, in Hopkins.

Jennifer was born in St. Joseph on July 25, 1979, to Rex A.

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Deborah Watts 1957-2015

Farewell services for Deborah Watts will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will gather with friends 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday. A dinner will follow the service in the community room.

Deborah Ann Watts, 57, Maryville, died March 20, 2015, at Mosaic Life Care.

She was born June 30, 1957, to

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John Franklin 1938-2015

Funeral services for John Franklin will be held at 2 p.m. on March 19, 2015, at Kidder Baptist Church.

Visitation is from 6:30-8 p.m. March 18, 2015, Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton. Interment will be at The Kidder Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the family.

John Paul Franklin, 76, Kidder, died March 14, 2015, in Cameron.

John was born on May 23, 1938.

He was preceded in death by his parents

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