Jan 18, 2020 12:49 AM

Bonnie J. Harsh 1928 - 2020

Posted Jan 18, 2020 12:49 AM

Bonnie J. Harsh, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Bonnie was born in Ottawa, Kansas, on November 10, 1928.

She was married to Dean Harsh on April 8, 1951. They were married for 65 years. Dean preceded her in death in 2016.

Growing up in Ottawa, Bonnie was the second to the youngest of 7 sisters and 1 brother. She worked setting bowling pins as a teenager and worked in a traveling carnival with her sisters during summers before marrying and relocating to St. Joseph in 1956.

Bonnie and Dean were owners of Modern Cleaners for 48 years and she was an active member of Francis Street United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She enjoyed the women’s fellowship and activities throughout her membership.

Bonnie was the reserved counterbalance to her outgoing husband Dean. She had much love for him and his humor. Bonnie was a caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends.

Bonnie is survived by: daughters Kathy (Dennis) Ketchem of St. Joseph, and Sherryl (Jack) Lisco, of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania; and son Rob (Janet) Harsh of Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren, Ashley (Tyler) Johnson, of Dallas, Texas, Grahm (Jamie) Harsh, of Henderson, Nevada, Nichole (Cody) Wise, of St. Joseph, Shawn (Katie Rahner) Ketchem , of Prairie Village, Kansas, Holly Lisco, Delaney Lisco, and Keely Lisco all of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania; great-grandchildren, Tavin Harsh, of Henderson, Mason and Grayson Wise of St. Joseph, Greer and Griff Johnson, of Dallas; and other family and friends.

The family of Bonnie Harsh wish to thank Fruedenthal Hospice for their exceptional care.

Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Frudenthal Hospice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Thomas R. "Tom" Twombly  1944 - 2020

Thomas R. “Tom” Twombly, 75, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Mr. Twombly was born February 17, 1944, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Raymond and LaVeta (Thomas) Twombly.

He was a graduate of the Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.

On June 12, 1965 he married Shirley Ann Arb in Melvern, Kansas.

Mr. Twombly began his career as an engineer for Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He then returned to his family business, Twombly Grain Company in Troy, Kansas. For most of his career he worked for Altec Industries, where he retired after 25 years.

Mr. Twombly was a member of Francis Street First United Methodist Church; and formerly a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints; St. Joseph Bowling Association, of which he was a former board member; past president of Acacia Social Fraternity at Kansas State University; and East Bank Investment Club. He had been a Little League Boys baseball coach and also coached elementary girls’ basketball. He loved fishing and was active in bass fishing tournaments.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Twombly and Laveta (Thomas) Twombly.

Survivors: his wife, Shirley Arb Twombly of the home; his son, Brent L. Twombly and his wife, Jennifer, of Nixa, Missouri; his daughter, Amy T. Lawlor and her husband, Tom, of Smithville, Missouri; and four grandchildren, Dylan Twombly, Lauren Twombly, Katie Lawlor and Brooke Lawlor.

The family would like to send a special, heart-felt thank you to the caregivers who assisted Tom the past couple of years.

Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Monday, Francis Street First United Methodist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family suggests they be made to ALS Association, Mid-America Chapter or Francis Street First United Methodist Church.