Robert W. Beaufort
Robert W. Beaufort, 73, St. Joseph, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Beaufort was a locomotive engineer for the Burlington-Northern Railroad for 39 years until retiring in 1984. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps and received a Purple Heart.
Born in St. Joseph on Dec. 14, 1925, he was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School.
Mr. Beaufort was a member of the Wyatt Park Baptist Church, Christian Brothers High School Alumni, St. Joseph Stamp Club and Burlington-Northern Railroad Retirees. He was a former member of the Pony Express American Legion Post No. 359.
On Sept. 24, 1951, he married Fairy O. Emory. She died in 1997.
Mr. Beaufort also was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J. and Elizabeth; and a brother, Harry Beauford.
Surviving: a son, Galen P., Kansas City; a daughter, Becky A. Allen, St. Joseph; a sister, Dorothy Kelly, Atlanta; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, with military rites by members of the Pony Express American legion Post No. 359, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Lung Association.
Ivan H. Bieck
FALLS CITY, Neb. — Ivan H. Bieck, 83, Falls City, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the Falls City hospital.
Mr. Bieck was a maintenance manager for Ketter Manor in Falls City for the past 15 years. He served on the Falls City Police Department from 1951 until retiring in 1979, and held the position of chief.
In his early years, he worked at a theater in Hastings, Neb., and was a projectionist for the Oil City Theater and Rivoli Theater, both of Falls City. Later he worked for Triangle Electric of Falls City.
Born near Harvard, Neb., on July 27, 1915, Mr. Bieck was a graduate of the high school there. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Bieck was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, American Legion Post and Veterans of Wars Post, all of Falls City, and Nebraska Police Officers Association.
On Oct. 6, 1946, he married Helen R. Fritz of Falls City. She survives of the home.
Mr. Bieck was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund G. and Clara M.; and two brothers, Kenneth and Wayne.
Additional survivors: a daughter, Chris Ridnour, Council Bluffs, Iowa; two brothers, Dale, Trumbull, Neb., and Frank, Harvard; and a sister, Lizzetta Dieken, Concord, Calif.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Falls City. Burial: Steele Cemetery, Falls City, with military rites by members of the Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard. Family visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Clark Funeral Home, Falls City. Memorials may be made to the family.
GLADSTONE, Mo. — Howard Boydston, 76, Gladstone, formerly of Dearborn, Mo., died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at a health-care center in Gladstone.
Mr. Boydston was employed by the General Motors Fairfax Plant in Kansas City for 21 years until retiring. He worked for John Deere in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and the Kenworth Truck Co. of Kansas City. He also farmed with his three sons near Dearborn from 1960 to 1971.
Born on the family farm near Dearborn on Jan. 26, 1923, he graduated from the Edgerton, Mo., high school.
Mr. Boydston was a member of the United Methodist Churches, Edgerton and Dearborn; Masonic Lodge, Edgerton; and Moila Shrine Temple, St. Joseph.
On June 26, 1943, he married Allene Dunlap. They made their home on a farm in Buchanan County near Dearborn, and in 1947, they moved to Cedar Falls. In 1950, the couple returned to Dearborn and moved to Gladstone in 1998. She survives of the home.
Mr. Boydston was preceded in death by his parents, Norton P. and M. Anna; three brothers, M.C., Irvin and Owen; and a sister, Anna E. Palmer.
Additional survivors: three sons, Marion, Dearborn, Benjamin, Kansas City, and Earl, Smithville, Mo.; two brothers, Stanley, Agency, Mo., and Leonard, New Braunfels, Texas; three sisters, Adella Foxworthy and Martha Surls, both of Kansas City, and Mildred Lober, Dearborn; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild; and six step great-grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Edgerton. Burial: Dearborn Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Edgerton.
Lorene A. Clayton
SAVANNAH, Mo. — Lorene Ann (Davis) Clayton, 85, Savannah, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at a Savannah health-care center.
Mrs. Clayton was a bookkeeper for most of her life at the former Davis Brothers Paint and Wallpaper Co., and later with the Clayton & Co. Real Estate & Insurance, both in Pittsburg, Kan.
Born in Pittsburg on April 4, 1914, she lived all of her life there until moving to Savannah in 1992. She was a graduate of the Pittsburg high school and a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Pittsburg.
Mrs. Clayton was preceded in death by her husband, Frank W.; her parents, Denman H. and Anna Davis; two brothers, Roy and Roll W. Davis Sr.; and a sister, Velma L. Curran.
Surviving: five nephews, Donald E. Curran, Savannah, Roger L. Curran, Lake Isabella, Calif., Roy D. Davis, Pittsburg, Roll D. Davis Jr., Waterville, Maine, and Scott Davis, Sidney, Maine.
Graveside service and burial: 1 p.m. Friday, Mount Olive Cemetery, Pittsburg. There is no scheduled family visitation. Arrangements: Breit & Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah. Memorials may be made to the Kendallwood Hospice, St. Joseph.
Dorothy M. Eichholz
Dorothy M. (Luttringer) Eichholz, 92, St. Joseph, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mrs. Eichholz, a homemaker, was born in St. Joseph on June 14, 1906, and was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph.
She was a graduate of the Convent of the Sacred Heart and St. Joseph Junior College. Mrs. Eichholz was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Social Club of Immaculate Conception Church, a former member of the Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, Knights of Columbus Council No. 571 Auxiliary.
She was a president of the Midland Empire Council of Scouting, and was awarded the Catholic Action Award for Scouting by Bishop Sullivan; she received the St. Ann’s Award of the Kansas City and St. Joseph Diocese in 1962 for scouting and ended her career as a volunteer trainer.
In 1936, she married Bernard Eichholz. He died in 1992.
Mrs. Eichholz also was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Josephine Luttringer; and a brother, Valley Luttringer.
Surviving: three nephews, Robert Lorenz, Milwaukee, Thomas J. Lorenz, North Kansas City, Mo., and James Lorenz, Mission, Kan.; and two nieces, Joan M. Monaghan, Kansas City, and Dorothy L. Stock, Leavenworth, Kan.
Mass of Christian Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after noon Friday at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, a prayer service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday and a Daughters of Isabella and Knights of Columbus Council No. 571 rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Bishop LeBlond High School.