Dec 03, 2019 7:56 AM

Goldia Fern Schopfer-Trimpe 1926 - 2019

Posted Dec 03, 2019 7:56 AM

Goldia Schopfer-Trimpe, born on December 20, 1926, in Nodaway County, MO, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2019. 

She was adored by a loving family and caring friends, enjoying decades of living in the St. Joseph area.


Ralph Schopfer, who preceded her in death (1994), blessed her life with 48 years of marriage and two children: Debra Townsend-York (Leesburg, VA) and Rick Schopfer (Peculiar, MO) Four grandchildren added great joy to both their lives: Cara Townsend, Amy Townsend, Justin Schopfer, and Jennee Schweigerdt.  Eight great grand children brought “Grandma Great” endless moments of pride and laughter. 

Goldia married Howard Trimpe in 2000, and they enjoyed years of life-adventures and traveling. Her cherished sisters, brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews added great dimension to her life and continue to be a blessing to our entire family.


A private graveside service will be held at the first of the new year, followed by a reception at the family home. A notification will be offered by Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in early January.

In lieu of flowers, we welcome your contribution to The American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association. 

Prayer Benches are being designed in honor of Ralph and Goldia Schopfer, to be placed in tranquil garden locations at the Ozarks and in North Carolina.

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Margot A. Shalz  1929 - 2019

Margot Mary Acree-Shalz passed away November 28, 2019, in St. Joseph, Missouri. At the time of her death Ms. Shalz was a resident of Wathena, Kansas.

Ms. Shalz was the daughter of Clifford and Constance Schneider Acree Wakeman both of whom preceded her in death. In addition, Ms. Shalz was also preceded in death by her husband James N. Shalz.

Ms. Shalz graduated in 1951 from Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kansas. After her graduation Ms. Shalz worked throughout the United States and in Japan. Upon her retirement Ms. Shalz returned home to Wathena.

Margot enjoyed her pets, literature and music of all types, following Royals baseball and was an avid writer of letters. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service is to be held on Tuesday, December 3, memorials may be made to Wathena EMS.