Jan 16, 2020 1:32 AM

Opal W. "Bert" Terrell 1933 - 2020

Posted Jan 16, 2020 1:32 AM

Opal W. "Bert" Terrell, 86, of Elwood, KS, passed away,  January 12, 2020.  Opal was born September 19, 1933, in Elwood, to William and Opal L. (Payne) Brady.

She was a homemaker, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elwood, where she was involved with the Mission Department and the Northeastern District Association.  She was also a member of the WIBC of St. Joseph.

Opal was married to Caston B. Terrell and he preceded her in death in August of 1989.  Also preceding her in death were her parents, great-grandson Dontae Stillman, and a brother Justin Brady.

Survivors include a daughter Charlotte Stillman; grandchildren, Andre , Allen, Chris, Anitra Stillman; five great-grandchildren, Joslyn, Josiah, Izabella, Shamari, Kennedi; a great-grandson, Zion; sister Carolyn Mitchell, special nieces and nephews, Thomas Mitchell (Phyllesha), Tela Love, Tonya Mitchell, Scott Brady, Bill Brady; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Brady, Linda Meyers, Margaret Banks (Kevin); brothers-in-law Jack Terrell (Angie) and Raymond Terrell.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm  at First Baptist Church of Elwood, KS.  Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm at the church.  Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.

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Minnie Purtek  1926 - 2020

Minnie C. Purtek, 93, of St Joseph, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at her home.

She was born October 22, 1926 in St. Joseph, MO to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bartels. She married Joseph Purtek on June 6, 1950. Minnie enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting, having made many teddy bears, hats and scarves. She also enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was a member of Central Christian Church.

Minnie was preceded in death by husband, Joseph Purtek in 2001, her parents, sister, Laverne Bartels, sister, Viola Kannar, brother, Art Bartels.

Survivors include, son, Alfred (Sandie) Purtek of Faucett, MO, daughter, Alfreda (David) Elliott of King City, MO, daughter, Twila (Danny) Gach of St. Joseph, siblings, Richard Bartels, Dorothy Ermand, Juanita Bartels, Ivan Bartels, 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Rupp Funeral Home, Pete Smith, officiating, The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the The Crossing Outreach, Central Christian Church, or American Cancer Society.