Dec 07, 2019 1:57 AM

Ona Lucille Dame (Gilliland) 1931 - 2019

Posted Dec 07, 2019 1:57 AM

Ona L. Dame, 88, of Atchison KS died on Thursday, Dec. 5th, 2019 at the Atchison Senior Village.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Faith Bible Fellowship Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Remembrances and condolences may be left online at

Ona was born on Jan. 25th, 1931 in Atchison KS the daughter of Jesse and Grace (Hurst) Gilliland. She graduated from Atchison High School in 1949. Ona worked as a teacher for the Oak Grove School, Doniphan County, KS from 1948-1951. She later worked in the cafeteria for the USD # 409 from 1981-1996. She was a member of the Faith Bible Fellowship and the Atchison Area Retired School Personnel. Ona enjoyed reading, cross-stitch, quilting, and baking pies for her family and grandchildren. She was married to Raymond E. Dame on Sept. 22, 1950 at Carol Baptist Church. Mr. Dame preceded her in death on July 17, 2003.

Survivors include three sons, Dennis R. Dame, James E. Dame, and Daryl M. Dame all of Atchison KS, a daughter Sherry A. Baker, Kansas City, MO, two brothers Tom Gilliland, Atchison KS and Richard Gilliland, Leavenworth, KS, twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Her parents, a brother, Jack Gilliland, two sisters, Bonnie Middleton and Una Willis, and one great grandchild also preceded her in death.

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Brenda M. Reed  1963 - 2019

Brenda Marie Bowlin-Reed, 56, St Joseph, MO, made her journey to the Lord on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. She passed away unexpectedly at Mosaic Life Care, St Joseph.

Brenda was born May 26. 1963 to Harold and Charlotte (Bowlin) Saxton in St Joseph where she was a lifelong resident. She attended Central High School and was of the Christian faith. Brenda was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Acme Pool League. Brenda was previously employed by Sherwood Medical, USA800 and Alorica before she became disabled. She lived for her children, fiancé and grandson. She enjoyed playing pool, camping and spending time with friends and family. She loved the KC Royals and KC Chiefs. Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Harold T. Bowlin, who passed away December 24, 1985 and brother Harold Eugene Bowlin on July 28, 2011.

Surviving is her fiance', Terry Snodgrass of the home; her mother Charlotte Saxton; daughter Brittany Reed of St Joseph; son Jeremy Reed, St Joseph; ex-husband Chuck Reed of St Joseph; brothers Charlie Teschner (Jan) and Randy Bowlin of St Joseph; sisters Cheryl Sines (David) of Port St Lucie, FL; Debby Stallard (Bobby) Savannah,MO; two step-sisters Ruth McDonald of Agency, MO; Sue Whicker, Louisiana; one grandson Kamdynn Jay Davis, St Joseph; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Celebration of Life 6:30 PM, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, Rev. James Kerns, officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.