Obituaries July 20-24

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Autumn “Autie” Rain Rowland

unnamed (60)Autumn “Autie” Rain Rowland 14, of Savannah, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Savannah, MO. She was born October 29, 2001 in St. Joseph, MO. She graduated from Savannah Middle School. She loved to sing, listen to music, hang out with her friends, play with her animals, wrestle with her brother, write short stories and draw. Survivors include, her mother & father, Tina & Robert “Bob” Moore, brother, Jacob Rowland, half brother, Austin Mauldin, half sisters, Jasmine & Asia Lewis, maternal grandparents, William and Teresa Saunders of St. Joseph, MO, maternal great grandmother, Helen Sexton of Kansas City, MO., paternal grandmother, Verena (Doug) Moore of Savannah, MO, paternal great grandmother, Dorothy Moore of Savannah, MO, maternal great grandparents, Violet and Louie Springs of Faucett, MO, paternal grandparents, Mary and Jeff Greenlee of Iowa, and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Sewell officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Savannah Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Autumn Rowland Memorial Fund in care of Rupp Funeral Home.

Thomas E. Tracy

Tracy, Thomas. obitphotoThomas E. Tracy, 65, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at his home.
He was born April 28, 1951 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Thomas married Barbara Miller on June 27, 1970. She preceded him in death on May 7, 2014.
He loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed outdoor activities. Thomas was well loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, John and Lita (Locklin) Tracy; brothers, Johnny, Charles and Archie Tracy; and sisters, Pat Coffee, Joy Christofferson, Mary Quinn, Linda Tracy and Juanita Adair.
Survivors include sons, Thomas Luke Tracy (Brenda), Franky Lee Tracy (Marie Ann Tieleman), both of St. Joseph, Missouri and Spencer David Tracy (Carrie), Weatherby, Missouri; step-son, George Luke Miller, St. Joseph, Missouri; grandchildren, Morgan, Walker, Sawyer, Taylor and Lauren; brothers, Cliff, Raymond and Mike Tracy; and sisters, Louise Hamilton and Sheila Hatfield.
Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment Memorial Park Mausoleum. Online guest book and obituary at

Janie Rae Hawkins

unnamed (59)Janie Rae Hawkins 71, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Thursday July 21, 2016 at Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph. She was born January 7, 1945 in Parker, Arizona daughter of Betty & Ronnie Greg. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed taking care of her family and vacationing in New Mexico. Janie was preceded in death by her husband, John Patrick Hawkins and her parents. She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Megan) Hawkins, St. Joseph, MO, John Hawkins, Jr. of Omaha, NE, Brian (Jennifer) Bernard of Saint Joseph, MO, Amanda Hawkins of Los Angeles, CA, Joseph (Kaylah) Hawkins of Hamilton, MO, and Eldon Hawkins of St. Joseph, MO, sixteen, grandchildren, a sister, Cindy Gonzalez of Cypress, CA, and a brother, Ronnie Greg of Chino Hills, CA. Memorial Service, 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 30, 2016, Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.

Billie Joan Anderson Falk

unnamed (62)Billie Joan Anderson Falk, 80, Atchison, Kansas, died Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Atchison Hospital.
Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Benedict’s Church with Fr. Jeremy Heppler, OSB as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited on Wednesday, July 27, at 6:00 PM in the chapel of the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home with visitation to follow until 7:30 PM. The family asks that friends come dressed in golf attire to the visitation and funeral. Memorial contributions are suggested to Maur Hill-Mount Academy and may be left in care of the funeral home.
Joan was born on January 7, 1936 to Dr. Winston L Anderson and Ethel Honora Mullins Anderson in Atchison, Kansas. She attended St. Benedict’s Grade School, Mount St. Scholastica Academy and Benedictine College.
She and Wm. H. Falk were united in marriage on August 8, 1959 at St. Benedict’s Church in Atchison. Mr. Falk preceded her in death on November 24, 1992.
Joan worked as a manager at Snow Creek Ski Resort for thirty years in the food service; she also worked as a book keeper. She coached golf at Benedictine College and
She was an avid golfer and a member of Bellevue Country Club. She served as the President of the Bellevue Country Club Women’s Golf Association, she was a USGA rules official and a committee member of the Kansas Women’s Golf Association. She was a lifelong member of St. Benedict’s Parish in Atchison.
Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Falk (Richard McDonald), Monument, CO, two sons, Tim Falk (Carolyn Brooks), Atchison, KS, Patrick (Jennifer) Falk, Atchison, KS , two brothers, Winston L. Anderson II, M.D., San Luis Obispo, CA, Charles Anderson, two sisters, Geraldine Anderson Blair, Lawrence, KS, Elizabeth Anderson Johnson, Atchison, KS, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Helen Krstolic

unnamed (61)Helen Krstolic, 103, Atchison, KS, formerly of Kansas City, KS, died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Mount St. Scholastica Dooley Center.
Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM at the Mount St. Scholastica Monastery with Fr. Denis Meade, OSB as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, from 9:45 until 10:30 AM at the monastery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mount St. Scholastica Monastery and may be left in care of the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home with whom the final arrangements have been entrusted. Online condolences may be left at
Helen was born January 17, 1913 in Kansas City, Kansas the daughter of Frank and Louise (Cop) Laurich. She lived in Wyandotte County, KCK on Strawberry Hill; a “tight” Croation ethnic neighborhood in walking distance from church and school.
She and Anthony Krstolic were united in marriage on June 27, 1936 in Kansas City, KS. Tony preceded her in death on February 27, 1974 after 37 years of marriage.
Helen was “Rosie the Riveter” at the Fairfax district in KCK building B-25s. She was a housewife and homemaker. She loved to cook and she could cook very well. Her meals were simple, yet simply delicious. Her povatica and strudels, apple and cheese, were to die for. She was a very hospitable person and everyone was welcome in her home and greeted with “Are you hungry? Can I get you anything?”
Survivors include her daughter, Sister Constance “Connie” Krstolic, OSB, Atchison, KS, and a sister Lillian Beasley, Kansas City, KS.
She was predeceased by five sisters and two brothers.