Jan 18, 2020 12:53 AM

Raymond Leo Pankau 1921 - 2020

Posted Jan 18, 2020 12:53 AM

Raymond Leo Pankau 98, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020.

He was born August 22, 1921 in Sheridan, MO, son of the late Emma and Albert Pankau. He served in the United States Army, and he is a veteran of the World War II serving in the Pacific Theatre. After the war he married Mary Maxine Brown on June 1, 1946, and she survives of the home. Raymond was a self employed contractor that worked on and built many homes in the area. He was always working on something, helping his sons on projects at their homes or around his own house. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of VFW post 6760 and St. James Catholic Church.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Karen Jean Pankau, son, William Raymond Pankau, and 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Survivors include his wife Maxine of the home, sons, Mark (Janet) Pankau, Sterling, VA, Roger (Melissa) Pankau, Littleton, CO, and Christopher (Dena Meeks) Pankau of Keller, TX, daughter, Mary K. (Charles) Obermier, Bellevue, NE, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and several, nieces & nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 11:00 am at the St. James Catholic Church, Fr. Jonathan Davis Celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 5:30 pm, Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the St. James Renovation fund or Comfort Care Hospice. 

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Mary Katherine Henry  1944 - 2020

Mary Katherine (Ferguson) Henry, 75, of St. Joseph, passed away January 14, 2020 at her residence.

She was born on February 10, 1944 to the late Dr. Chester and Doris (McNabb) Ferguson in St. Joseph where she married William C. Henry on June 15, 1963. He preceded her in death on November 17, 1999.

She owned and operated an antique business in Texas. After retiring to St. Joseph, she blessed family, loved ones and her church with her friendship and service.

Mary is survived by daughters; Kathy Fogle and Kelly Voorhies, son; Tom Henry, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a brother; Glen Ferguson.

Mrs. Henry has been cremated under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Memorial service 1:00 PM, Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Wesley United Methodist Church.

An inurnment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

Mary had a passion for her church and the local arts. In you would like to make a memorial donation in her honor, please consider these organizations.

  1. Wesley United Methodist Church
  2. The Patee House Museum
  3. Robidoux Resident Theatre
  4. St Joseph Symphony