Obituaries January 19-20

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Carla Jo Idlet

unnamedCarla Jo Idlet, 65, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at her home. She was born August 12, 1951 in St. Joseph, Missouri daughter of Mary & Marvin Hawkins. She graduated from Benton High School class of 1969. She was involved in sports, and was the football and basketball homecoming queen. She worked at United Missouri Bank, Farmland – Omnium, and at the Lake Contrary School.
She enjoyed cooking and sewing. Carla was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Idlet, brother, Virgil Hawkins, and father, Marvin Hawkins. She is survived by her mother, Mary Hawkins of St. Joseph, MO. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home following the services.

Samuel Stephen “Steve” Wilson

Elwood, Kansas – Samuel Stephen “Steve” Wilson, 65, of Elwood, Kansas passed away January 20, 2017 at his home.
Steve was born on December 14, 1951 in Unionville, Missouri to Dale & Vera (Wells) Wilson. He worked as a self-employed trucker for Steve Wilson Trucking.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Lee Wilson & a son, Tyler Dale Wilson.
Survivors: children, Jason Wilson of Troy, Kansas; Lori Wilson of Harris, Missouri; Jeff Wilson of Wathena, Kansas; Kim Schultz of Wathena, Kansas; Alyssa Wilson of St. Joseph, Missouri; Grandchildren, Kyle, Levi, Bryson, Emily, Jackie, Blane, Blayke, Riley, Hunter & Oakleigh; 10 great-grandchildren; Brother, Jack Wilson of Lucerne, Missouri; Sister, Darlene Wyant of Milan, Missouri; Numerous nieces & nephews; His dog, Yeller.
Graveside Service: 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 24, 2017
At the Lucerne Cemetery, Lucerne, Missouri.
Visitation: 6-8 Monday evening at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena, Kansas.
Friends may call after 12 noon Monday.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lucerne Cemetery Fund or the Steve Wilson Memorial Fund.

Paul M. Litton

litton-paul-obitphotoPaul M. Litton, 83, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Mosaic Life Care.
He was born September 1, 1933 to George and Rhoda (George) Litton, they preceded him in death.
Paul married Sandra Jeanne Manthey June 1, 1956,and were married 60 wonderful years, she survives of the home.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and worked for the Saint Joseph Police Department for twenty seven years. Paul also worked for the Buchanan County Sheriff Department for seventeen years.
Paul was a Boy Scout Leader and also coached Bantam Football and boys baseball. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War.
He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Additional survivors include children, Lisa Steiner (Mark), Charles Litton (Sandra), Ronald Litton (Tricia), and Tony Litton (Bridgett); grandchildren, Taylor Litton (Tiffany), Anthony Litton (Ehren), Haley Meyer (Nathan), Alexandria Litton, and Blaine Filbert; great-grandchildren, A.J. Litton, Kennedy Litton and Grayson Meyer; one brother, Charles Litton (Susan); numerous nieces and nephews_.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to The Fraternal Order of Police. Online guest book and obituary at