HELEN MARIE (EMERT) HARWOOD
Helen Marie (Emert) Harwood, daughter of the late William and Barbara (Schaffer) Emert, was born on February 14, 1941 in Independence, KS and departed this life on September 30, 2016 peacefully at her home in Tunas, MO. At the time of her passing she was 75 years, 7 months and 17 days of age.
Helen was a beloved wife, mother, grandparent, and a friend to many. As snowbirds they followed the sun from Missouri to Texas and visited their grandchildren in between. She loved to sit outside and watch her hummingbirds. Her day was complete when she had her favorite flower, the yellow rose. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Tunas, MO.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Richard Emert, Aurther Emert, and Harold Emert; and one brother-in-law, Mac McGinnis. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Harwood; two sons, George (Debra) Black and Kenneth Harwood , Jr.; four daughters, Pamela (Robert) Preston, Fonda (Edward) Samulak, Karyn (Howard) Owen, Kelli (Charles) McKinney; two brothers, Dennis (Bobbie) Emert and James (Pam) Emert; three sisters, Grace Argue, Deborah Owens, and Diana McGinnis; two sisters-in-law, Midge Emert and Charlotte Emert; 12 grandchildren, Justin, Lynn Marie, Stephanie Preston, Destiny (James) Norton, Dylan and Dakota Black, Tiffany (Clayton) Avirett, Shawna, Kaitlyn, Trevor Owen, Kyle (Heather) Moody, and Kelsey Moody; 10 great-grandchildren, Christain Minard, Joseph and Annabell Preston, Aiden Lindemouth, Ryleigh Norton, Devin and Emmalyn Black, Aryah Moody, Alexa and Ashton.
Cremation rites were accorded under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness funeral home of Buffalo.
LARRY DON NICHOLAS
Larry Don Nicholas, son of the late George M. (Junior) and Fern (Land) Nicholas, was born on November 17, 1959 in Riverside, CA, and departed this life on September 21, 2016. At the time of his passing he was 56 years, 10 months, and 3 days of age.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Junior Nicholas. He is survived by his mother, Fern Nicholas and his brother, Lynn Nicholas. He also leaves other family members and friends who will all truly miss him.
Interment will take place in Riverview Sweaney cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo.
BEULAH MAE PINGLETON
Beulah Mae Pingleton, daughter of the late Jim & Sara Crabtree (Hoskins), was born on October 11, 1936 in West Plains, Missouri and departed this life on September 5, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri. At the time of her passing she was 79 years, 10 months and 25 days of age.
Beulah was reared in West Plains & Alton and later graduated in West Plains. She was united in marriage to Bob Pingleton in 1959 and to this union three children were born, two whom survive her. Together they made their home in Kansas City, Missouri, Crown Point, Indiana and then Buffalo, Missouri . She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. Every month she donated to the Wounded Warriors Project and St. Jude. She was the matriarch of the family, always making sure that her friends and family were taken care of. She made sure that her home was always kept clean and comforting. She put God first, then family, then friends and always put herself last.
Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Pingleton; her parents; one daughter, Deborah Pingleton; one brother, Allen Crabtree; one sister, Lavina Tipton; and two grandchildren, Josh and Tony. She is survived by one son, David Pingleton of Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter, Kathy (Ron) Mclaughlin; one brother, Jim (June) Crabtree; one sister, Dorothy (George) Knuckles; and three grandchildren, Ali Mclaughlin, Mike Mclaughlin and Sara Pingleton. She also leaves a host of many friends and family who will all truly miss her.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Cantlon Otterness Chapel with Dr. Robert Baker officiating. Escorts will be David Pingleton, Mark Crabtree, Michael Mclaughlin, James Crabtree, Ron Mclaughlin and Jim Crabtree. Friends may call Friday until 7:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Memorial Gardens of Memory under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness funeral home of Buffalo. Memorial contributions may be made out to St. Jude or the Wounded Warriors Project and left with the funeral home.
PATRICIA LUCILLE STEVENSON
Patricia Lucille (Winslow) Stevenson, daughter of the late William and Estelle (Bibber) Winslow, was born on March 2, 1931 in Portland, ME, and departed this life on September 16, 2016 at her home near Urbana, MO. At the time of her passing she was 85 years, 6 months, and 13 days of age.
Patricia was reared and attended school in Portland, ME. She worked at a Grocery Store for awhile before meeting Homer “Mike” Stevenson, and they were united in marriage on September 18, 1954. They moved to Grandview, MO were she began working for the IRS as a data entry clerk. She retired in the mid 80’s, and after Homer’s retirement in 1992, they moved to their lake house on Pomme de Terre Lake. In her spare time Patricia enjoyed crocheting and reading everything.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Sonny Winslow. She is survived by her husband Mike of the home and her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Winslow of Scarborough, ME. She also leaves other family members and friends who will all truly miss her.
Cremation rites were accorded under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Urbana.
CASMIT JOHN SUSKI
Casmir John Suski, son of the late Frank and Stella (Losseski) Suski, was born on November 9, 1934 in Crary, ND, and departed this life on September 14, 2016 at his home near Buffalo, MO. At the time of his passing he was 81 years, 10 months, and 4 days of age.
Casmir was born Crary, ND. He moved to Rockford, IL and graduated from West High School in 1954. He was a very hard worker and started working at a young age setting pins and washing dishes in a bakery. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1957. While he was in the Navy he visited the Mediterranean, Greece, and Italy. He met Peggy Hood at a dance in 1955. They were united in marriage on October 25, 1958 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL. After his discharge from the Navy, they stayed in Rockford, IL where they had two children, Kathleen and David. He worked in a couple of factories before going to work at Commonwealth Edison as a maintenance person. He was transferred to a nuclear power plant near Clinton, IA, and he later moved his family there in 1976. He retired from ComEd (Exlon) in 1991, and they moved to Elkland, MO in 1996. Casmir enjoyed wood carving in his spare time. He had carved an old-fashioned shoe that he was going to make into Santa’s sleigh and a big black dog. He was also very good at fixing things, but always seemed to have an extra part.
Casmir was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Kathleen Friis; one brother, Howard Suski; three sisters, Francis Wentworth, Ann Palm, and Margaret Hohl; and two grandchildren, Justin and Jennifer Friis. He is survived by his wife Peggy of the home; his son, David Suski of Elkland, MO; four brothers, Joseph Suski, George Suski, Harold Suski, and Henry Suski; four sisters, Mary Leddy, Irene Rosene, Winefred Kaehr, and Patty Raypohl; two granddaughters, Brittany Suski and Amber Vaught; and one great-granddaughter, Keely Suski. He also leaves other family members and many friends who will all truly miss him.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the Cantlon Otterness Chapel with … officiating. Cremation rites were accorded under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo.