Michael Kevin Wintz, 61, of Jacksonville passed from this life on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He was born September 2, 1957 in Atchison, Kansas to the late John H. and Naomi L. Henson Wintz. Mr. Wintz enjoyed woodworking, caring for his pets, and collecting sports memorabilia, especially from the NFL. He was the Kansas City Chiefs number one fan. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl Wintz; brother, Jerry Wintz; sister-in-law, Sherry Wintz; niece, Jolene Wintz and nephew, Robert Jones.
Survivors include brothers, Bill Wintz of Jacksonville, Randy (Barbara) Wintz of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; nieces and nephews, Danny (Amy) Wintz of Lonoke, Rodney (Melissa) Wintz of Jacksonville, Chad (Jennifer) Wintz of Jacksonville and Dana Jones of Missouri; along with a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Gary Fletcher officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home, (501) 982-2136. Online guestbook: www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com
Walter “Walt” Leo Dowd, 77, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his home in Kansas City, MO. Walt was born January 9, 1942 in DeQueen, Arkansas to William Devine and Beatrice Marie (Walter) Dowd. He was raised in the Weston, MO area and graduated with honors from the University of Missouri—Columbia with a degree in Forestry & emphasis in Wood Product Merchandising. Walt married Kathleen Anne Boeding on November 26, 1964 at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Seneca, KS. He worked for U.S. Plywood and later moved to Beverly Lumber Company, where he became President of the company. Walt was a member and past Treasurer of the Eleomonsonary Society of Platte County. He served his community in numerous ways, including: Platte County Historical Society, K.C.I. Rotary Club, North K.C. Breakfast Club, and Weston Jaycees. He was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and was a member of the Twelve Apostles Catholic Church of Platte City. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He had many hobbies and interests, which included: photography, woodworking, singing in church choirs, collecting and hunting for stamps, rocks, and Native American arrowheads and art, especially pottery. Walt also loved to create his own pottery designs as well. Walt also loved to play golf and remembered October 14, 1987 with fondness as the date of his “hole in one”. He was preceded in death by his parents. Walt is survived by: his wife Kate; his daughters Colleen Dowd, and Denise (Kevin) McGraw; his granddaughter Shea McGraw; his brothers Bill (LeMoine) Dowd, Pat (Scarlott) Dowd, and John (Sandy) Dowd; and his nephew, several nieces, and many friends. A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Vaughn Funeral Home in Weston. A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 25, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Weston. Inurnment of the cremains will take place at a later date in the Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, Seneca, KS. Memorial contributions can be given to: XII Apostles Catholic Church or to a college fund for Walt’s granddaughter Shea. Arrangements By: Vaughn Funeral Home—Weston, MO—Ph. 816.386.2281. <http://www.vaughnfuneralhomes.com/>www.vaughnfuneralhomes.com
Donald Duane Manley, 90, of Topeka, formerly of Leavenworth, KS passed away June 28th, 2019. He was born November 13th, 1928 in Weston, MO son of James Galen and Georgia Lee Turpin Manley and was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Earl and Maurice Manley, and a sister, Mattie Mae “Peggy” Sharpe.
Surviving him are a daughter, Donna Spare, of Mitchellville, IA, a grandson, Joseph Alan “Joey” armstrong of Afton, IA, nephews Bill Manley and Martin Manley, niece Maxine Hartfelder, and close friend, Colleen Myers, Tecumseh, KS. Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth is handling arrangements with a memorial service to be held at a later date.
Dixie Louise Gabbert journeyed into the loving arms of the Lord Saturday, July 20, 2019. Dixie was born July 7, 1932 in Weston, Missouri. She was the youngest of eight children born to Alvin “Pete" Gabbert and Ella Mae Gabbert. She grew up at the old homestead on P Highway near Weston. Dixie graduated from Weston High School. While there she played in the band and played basketball. She moved to Kansas City, Missouri after high school and held several office and managerial positions. Dixie worked for Automatic Electric for many years. She was also head of Marketing for the Best Western near KCI. Perhaps her favorite position was being an employee of the Missouri Tourism Commission. She led guided tours through historic and notable sites in the Kansas City area. Dixie’s next stop was to move to Platte Woods, Missouri where she lived for approximately 50 years. She maintained an active role in the community. She was a member of the Park Hill Baptist Church and the Business and Professional Association. Dixie enjoyed traveling and always sent post cards to her beloved mama and daddy. Her hobbies included: bowling, poker, shopping and lunch with friends. Dixie loved dogs. Her final dog, Katie Mae, was certified as a nursing home visitor. Dixie and Katie Mae visited many friends over the years. Dixie was a snappy dresser and in later years fell in love with hats and caps. She amassed a large collection of caps and was known as the “cap lady" in several assisted living facilities. She loved to make rounds in her wheel chair, greeting and checking on all of the residents and staff. She also loved Bingo nights and spending her Bingo Bucks. Dixie was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and a stepdaughter, Joy Bebermeyer. She leaves behind her nieces: Susan Albin, Suzanne Goodpaster, Ruth Yunker and other family members. She also leaves her stepchildren: Danny Bebermeyer and Carol Boudreaux. The family suggests donations to the Parkville Baptist Church or your favorite animal shelter. Services include a visitation from 10:30- 11:30 am, Saturday, July 27 and funeral services following at 11:30. Interment to follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Weston. Memorial contributions can be given to Park Hill Baptist Church. Arrangements By: Vaughn Funeral Home—Weston, MO—Ph. 816.386.2281. www.vaughnfuneralhomes.com
After 90 years of a great life, Berneta Yvonne (Dale) Taulbee of Weston, MO passed away on July 19, 2019. She was born on July 22, 1928 to Charles Byrd and Joyce Shenkner (Murphy) Dale in Weston. Berneta was a 1945 graduate of the Weston High School; afterwards she worked for the Unity School of Christianity until her marriage to Roger Lee Taulbee on May 23, 1950. She then dedicated her time to her family, and after raising her 2 daughters, Berneta went to work for Exchange National Bank in Atchison, KS where she retired after 23 years of service. Berneta was very proud of her family; and of her church family at the First Baptist Church of Weston. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Roger Lee; her brother Duane Dale; her sister Barbara Davis; and her granddaughter in law Maureen Parrett. Berneta is survived by her daughters Yvonne (David) Parrett and Bescinda (Carl Jr.) Harper; and her grandsons Chris (Aimie) Harper, Sean Parrett, and Craig Harper. She will be missed by her family and many loving friends. A visitation will be held 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Vaughn Funeral Home in Weston; followed by a 2:00 p.m. graveside service at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the First Baptist Church of Weston. Arrangements by Vaughn Funeral Home, Weston, MO. 816.386.2281 www.vaughnfuneralhomes.com