Obituaries July 4

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Helen Louise Kieser

Kieser, Helen. obitphotoHelen Louise Kieser, 90, of Easton, Missouri went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 4, 2016.
Helen was born on December 28, 1925 in Frazier, Missouri to James Keene Moore and Mary Helen (Spoor) Moore.
She graduated from Gower High School and enrolled in the Cadet Corp receiving her R.N. in 1946 from Missouri Methodist Hospital Nursing School. Helen also worked at Missouri Methodist Hospital and private duty nursing.
Helen was a lifelong member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
On August 28, 1948, she married Leonard Eugene Kieser who preceded her in death on October 22, 2012.
Survivors include her daughters, Jean Jaster (David) of Leavenworth, Kansas and June Powell (Jon) of Green Valley, Arizona; sons, J.W. Kieser (Doris) of Kansas City, Missouri, John Kieser of St. Joseph, Missouri and Joe Kieser of Easton, Missouri; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Albee of Hiawatha, Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Leonard; parents, James and Mary; and sister, Louanna Shepherd.
Helen loved her husband, family and all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Online guest book and obituary at

Laura Marie Guyer

unnamed (43)Laura Marie Guyer 85, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 at her home. She was born November 4, 1930 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of the late Laura and Henry Seever. She worked at Noma Lites, Whitaker Cable, and various other places. She was a great mother and a great cook, who loved to go to the VFW and play bingo and word search puzzles. She was a member of the former VFW Auxiliary 6760 and Missouri Valley Baptist Church. Laura was preceded in death by parents, husband, Charles Clifford Guyer, son, Steven Guyer, son-in-laws, Wayne Meinert, Michael Hart, Tinker Cook, and Buster Johnson, three brothers, Henry, Jacob and Glen Seever. Survivors include, sons, Gary (Mary) Guyer, and Charles (Mafalda) Guyer, Jr., daughters, Janet (Scott) Traster, Charlene Meinert, Pamela Guyer, Kathy (Steven) Merrick, Patti Hart (Steve Annigian), LaDonna Cook (Dennis Brown), numerous grand children and great grandchildren,, brother, Art (Pam) Seever of Belton, MO, three sisters, Lousia “Iky” Willis, Carol (Harold) Bryson, and Sandy (Alex) Racliff all of St. Joseph, MO.
The family will receive friends from 12-2 PM Thursday, with funeral service to start at 2:00 PM Thursday, at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the American Diabetes Association.

Gloria Jean Burkeybile

unnamed (45)Gloria Jean Burkeybile 75, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Monday July 4, 2016 at Mosaic Life Care Hospice. She was born January 11, 1941 in St. Joseph, Missouri daughter of the late Gracie & Clifford Harman. She graduated from Lafayette High School, and worked at Honeywell-Boeing. She enjoyed going to the casino, bingo, and was an avid reader. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 grandchildren,. She is survived by four sons, Ronald, Robert, Randy and Richard (Lisa) Burkeybile all of St. Joseph, MO, 9 grandchildren, three brothers, Roger, Clifford Jr., and Tommy Harman, three sisters, Norman Fox, Stella Yarborough, and Linda Sue Williams of St. Joseph, MO. She will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. There are no scheduled visitation or memorial services at this time.