Dec 07, 2019 2:05 AM

Theodore “Ted” Hauser 1943 - 2019

Posted Dec 07, 2019 2:05 AM

Theodore “Ted” Hauser, 76, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Mosaic Life Care.


He was born June 3, 1943 in Alton, Illinois. He graduated from Marquette High School in Alton, Illinois and then obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Ted served in the Army during the Vietnam Era; he was stationed in Korea. He had a 40-year career in City Planning, Economic and Community Development, and City Management Ted married Karen Fleak February 12, 1971; she survives of the home, they were happily married for 49 years. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Ted enjoyed adventures with his family, dancing with his wife, storm chasing with friends, St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball, Oakland Raider’s football, but most of all he enjoyed having “Ted Talks” with everyone he passed in life.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Gertrude; and his brother Danny.


Additional survivors include his children, Jennifer Hauser (Chris Delpier), Christopher Hauser (Christina Robbins), Erika Hauser (B. Scott Flint); grandchildren, Matthew Hauser (Miranda), Shad Patterson, Elizabeth Roark (John Anderson), Andrew Hauser, Ally Hauser (Stephen McMath), Trudy Hauser, James Dale; great-grandchild, Jonathan; sister, Marie Quinn (Boyd); brother, William Hauser (Diane); numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Parish Rosary 6:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where the family will gather with friends 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. For those wishing to make a memorial donation the family suggests Catholic Charities of donor’s choice, American Cancer Society or Community Missions at Judah House.

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Joan "Momma Jo' Gaither  1936 - 2019

Joan “Momma Jo” Gaither, 83, died late Thursday evening, December 5, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care Center in St. Joseph, MO.


Joan was born September 22, 1936, at Sparks, KS, one of seven children born to Oscar and Hazel Mooney Simpson and was a lifelong Doniphan County resident. She grew up at Sparks where she attended school and worked to obtain her GED. She and her husband Joe Sisk made their home in the Sparks/Highland/Troy communities where she worked for Whitaker Cable, Noma Lights, and Mead Products all of St. Joseph. She and Joe later divorced but still maintained a strong presence in Joan’s life thru the years. She later married Art Gaither. They drove an over the road tractor trailer rig for many years. Joan was probably best known for being a school bus driver for Highland Schools for many years. She was devoted to her family, well known her gravely voice, her quick wit with a filter, sometimes not. Once you proved yourself to her, you were friends for life, OR, the reverse!!


Joan was also preceded in death by her parents, sons James Sisk, Billy Joe Sisk, daughter Karen Baskins, sisters: Mary Kay Simpson, Helen Baxter, Wilma Laverentz, Maxine Caudle, a brother Junior Simpson, grandson Ronald Sisk, Jr.


Survivors include a daughter Veronica Sisk of St. Joseph, two sons Ronald Sisk (Sharon) of Gravois Mills, MO, Scott Sisk (Tammy) of Hiawatha; a brother Robert Simpson of St. Joseph, 9 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.


A Celebration of Joan’s life is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland. Angie Cluck will officiate. Interment will follow at Iola Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday where the family will meet that evening from 6 until 8. Memorial contributions are suggested to Paws 4 Autism sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 33, 66035.