Atchison County, Missouri obituaries - P- names
transcribed by Pat Combs O'Dell:

Palm, Arnold Dean - Arnold Dean Palm, son of Gustav and Augusta (Erdman) Palm, was born April 9, 1927 in Langdon, Missouri and passed away Monday, November 2, 2009 at Bergan Mercy Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 82 years, after a short illness.

He was raised on the family farm and attended the Benton Country School in the Langdon area in his youth. Arnold was a member of the former St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Langdon, where he was baptized and confirmed and currently was a member of First Lutheran Church, Rock Port. Arnold farmed with his father until he left to serve his country in the Army during the Korean War. After receiving his honorable discharge, he returned to the farm. Following the 1993 flood, he sold the farm and moved north of Rock Port where he lived until the present time.

Arnold liked little children, his chickens, his dog and gardening, as well as visiting with his neighbors and his egg customers.

Besides his parents, Arnold is preceded in death by three sisters, Gertrude A. Hague, Lou Ella Palm and infant sister, Evelyn Palm, two brothers, Irvin Palm and George Herbert Palm. Survivors include one sister, Mildred Windhorst, Maryville, Missouri; two nieces, Betty (Carl) Herron, Rock Port, Shirley (Lyal) Hicks, Kansas City, Missouri; two nephews, Gary Windhorst, Texas, and Wesley Windhorst, Fairfax, Missouri.

Burial in Hunter Cemetery near Rock Port, Mo. Services at Minter Funeral Home, Rock Port, Mo.

Peregrine, Harold Lee, the son of Leemon Oscar and Ruth (Jeffries) Peregrine was born September 7, 1933 in Holton, Kansas. His childhood was spent on the farm while he attended country school in Westboro, Missouri and Oregon, Missouri.

On August 13, 1951 Harold was united in marriage to Dorothy Maxine Moore at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Forest City, Missouri. They made their home in St. Joseph, Missouri until 1952 when they moved to a farm in Elmo, Missouri. They later moved to Rea and Whitesville, Missouri and in 1959 back to the Tarkio and Westboro, Missouri areas, where they farmed until 1980 when Harold injured his back and was forced to retire. In 1981 they moved into Tarkio where they lived to the present time. In 1987 they began spending the winter months in Texas where they made many good friends.

Harold enjoyed his friends and many family members in the Tarkio area. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, the Good Sam Camping Club and the Missouri Farm Bureau. Harold passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, Missouri at the age of 73 years.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy of the home in Tarkio; three daughters, Evelyn Gardner and husband Mike, Shenandoah, Iowa, Marjorie Delfelder, Lawrence Kansas, Catherine Driskell and husband Roy, Maryville; four sons, Gerald Peregrine and wife Linda, Westboro, Michael Peregrine and wife Darla, Coin, Iowa, Dennis Peregrine and wife Sherry, Westboro, and Harold Lee Peregrine, Jr. and wife Yolanda, St. Joseph, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Dale Peregrine and wife Vera, St. Joseph and Leemon Eugene Peregrine and wife Mae, Roseville, California; three sisters, Florence Means and husband Larry, Aurora, Colorado, Ruth Ann Miller and husband Rodney, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Barbara Braley and husband Shane, Viera, Florida.

Besides his parents, Harold was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Burke and Louise Hamilton.

Home Cemetery, Tarkio
Peregrine, Wilma Marie Schaefer, the daughter of John Carl and Gertrude (Schuetz) Schaefer was born July 15, 1916 in Mercier, Kansas. She attended school in Mercier, Kansas. On January 20, 1937, Wilma was united in marriage to Earl Joseph Peregrine at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Mercier. To this union four children were born, Earl, Jr., Dolly, William and JoAnn. They made their home in Skidmore, Missouri, Tarkio, Missouri, and in 1946 moved to the family farm in Elmo, Missouri, where Wilma lived to the present time. Earl passed away June 30, 1997. Wilma passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at Community Hospital, Fairfax, Missouri, at the age of 90 years.

Wilma enjoyed life and always said she would never act old. She was a devoted wife who took care of her ill husband for 16 years. She enjoyed the farm, growing flowers, camping, and quilting, making over 100 quilts for her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren, as well as her numerous nieces and nephews. Wilma was especially looking forward to the birth of two new great-grandchildren.

Wilma was a member of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and the Lone Star Club, all of Tarkio, and was a former member of the Lend A Hand Club, Tarkio.

Besides her parents and husband Earl, Wilma was preceded in death by one son Earl Joseph Peregrine, Jr., February 14, 2003, one brother Harold Schaefer, sisters Mary Kammon and Teresa Richling, and infant twin sisters Doris and Delores Schaefer. Survivors include, daughter, Dolly Thomson and her husband Richard, Tarkio, son, William J. Peregrine and his wife Cathie, Burlington Jct., Missouri, daughter, JoAnn B. Freeman and her husband Don, Nixa, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Vernon Schaefer, Blanchard, Iowa, Howard Schaefer and Leo Schaefer both of Horton, Kansas, Lloyd Schaefer and his wife Virginia, Effingham, Kansas, Kenneth Schaefer and his wife Mona, Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Thelma McGee, Lancaster, Kansas, Rose Marie Willis and her husband Bill, Horton, Kansas, and two special neighbors Izetta Castello and Ruby Farley.

Tarkio Home Cemetery, Tarkio
Services under the direction of: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, MO

Perry, Genie Kayann Parsons, the daughter of Everett Eugene Parsons and Ruby Darlene Lambert, was born September 19, 1965, in Houston, Missouri. She graduated from Murray High School in Murray, Kentucky, in 1983. On November 2, 1989, Genie was united in marriage to Don Perry and they made their home in Tarkio. Genie was a stay-at-home mom, spending her days taking care of their sons, Shawn, Mitchell, and Martin. They were later divorced.

Genie worked at Northview Manor Nursing Home in Tarkio. She worked five years at Tarkio Academy until it closed. She was then employed by Community Hospital, Fairfax, in Fairfax, Missouri, and later began her nurse’s training at Northwest Technical School in Maryville, Missouri, in December, 2004, graduating Friday, July 21, 2006, with a degree in Licensed Practical Nursing. She continued her employment at Community Hospital to the present time. In her spare time, she loved making arts and crafts and doing scrapbooking. Genie loved her family and friends with all her heart. Genie passed away February 17, 2008, at the age of 42 years, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Genie loved her work at the hospital. She always cared about other people and wanted to make a difference in their lives. Her warm smile and loving care that she provided for her patients touched a lot of hearts. She will be sadly missed.

Besides her father, Genie was preceded in death by her brother, Jody Parsons; grandparents, Pearlie and David Parsons, and Martha and Orval Volner. Genie is survived by three sons, Shawn Parsons, and Mitchell and Martin Perry, all of Tarkio; mother, Darlene Lambert, Watson, Missouri; three brothers, Lonnie Parsons, Donnie Parsons, and Travis Lambert, all of Watson; one sister, Jennifer Junior and her husband, Jeremiah, Watson; half brother, Phillip Parsons, and half sister, Lucinda Parsons, both of Red Oak, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Nicole, Jacob, Heather, Andrew, Melissa, Crystal, Micky, Garrett, Christian, and Kiley.

Center Grove Cemetery, Tarkio.
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.

Perry, Mark, Mrs - Word was received here Monday evening, telling of the serious burning of Mrs Mark Perry, of Detroit, Michigan. Mrs Perry was a sister of Mesdames Roy Carpenter and Harmon Harmes, of Hamburg, and a daughter of Mr and Mrs D.W. Airy, of Watson. Mrs Airy and her daughters left for Detroit at once, and a few hours after they left by auto, word was received here to the effect that Mrs Perry had died. Mrs Perry's clothing caught fire as she was attempting to clean some garments with gasoline. The body was to be brought back here and funeral services were to be held at High Creek on Friday morning. Hamburg Reporter, Hamburg, Iowa, Aug 28, 1941[Ten Yrs Ago column]


Perry, Ralph Oliver, the son of Clyde O and Stella (Lytle) Perry, was born January 20, 1924 in Hamburg, Iowa. He attended the High Creek Country School near Watson, Missouri until the eighth grade. He was soon employed by Glen Moore running a corn sheller. On January 25, 1943, Ralph entered the United States Army and served his country during World War II.

On August 14, 1945, Ralph was united in marriage to Esther Marie Davis in Hamburg. They lived in the Rock Port, Missouri and Langdon Missouri communities. Ralph owned and operated Perry and Schomburg custom trucking, farming and corn shelling business with his brother-in-law George Schomburg. In 1969 Ralph and Esther purchased Long's Liquor which became Perry's Tobacco and Grocery. They retired in 1994 following twenty five years in the business. Ralph passed away Saturday, April 21, 2007 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Rock Port at the age of 83 years.

Ralph was a member of the Ralph Greer American Legion Post #49, Rock Port.

Survivors include his wife Esther of the home Rock Port; one daughter Viola Fern Hendrickson, Edmond, Oklahoma; one granddaughter and her husband, Dr. Stephania Gayle and Terry Knight, Rochester, Minnesota, one grandson Brian Scott Hendrickson, Bolingbrook, Illinois and family friend Carmine Castaldo; three sisters, Dora Hatcher, Rock Port and Edna Brown and Mildred Ferguson, both of Tarkio, Missouri, and one brother Ora Perry, Rock Port.

Beside his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by brothers, Dellis, Darrell, Roy, Max and Wayne Perry and sisters Lola Edwards, Ruth Wallace, Dorothy Campbell, Marjorie Winchel and Thelma Daugherty.

Greenhill Cemetery, Rock Port
Peterson, Patricia Lane Sipes - Patricia Lane (Sipes) Peterson, the daughter of Lynn and Marie (Green) Sipes, was born December 13, 1942, in Oregon, Missouri. She attended school in Forest City, Missouri, and Mound City, Missouri.

Pat was united in marriage to Lowell McKenzie, who preceded her in death in 1971. In 1973, Pat was united in marriage to Dr. S. J. Peterson, who preceded her in death in 1982. In 1999, Pat met her life partner, William Faraone.

Pat was a homemaker and a deep tissue therapist. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, learning, and caring for people. Pat was the life president of the Morning Sun Club, Tarkio, Missouri, and past president of Fairfax Sorosis. She was also past president of the Centerview Club, and current president of the Centerview Social Club, both of Tarkio. Pat passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 66 years.

Besides her husbands, Pat was preceded in death by her sons, Stephan McKenzie, Scott Peterson and Eric Peterson; and her brother, Kenny Sipes. She is survived by her son, Brian Peterson and his wife, Lisa, Oak Grove, Missouri; grandchildren, Lauren Peterson, Nakita Peterson, Shelby Findley, Richard Bolton, and Veronica Bolton; parents, Lynn and Marie Sipes, Oregon; sister, Marie Wright and her husband, Larry, Craig, Missouri; brothers, Larry Sipes and his wife, Phyllis, Forest City, and Jim Sipes and his wife, Diane, Rosendale, Missouri; life partner, William Faraone, Fairfax; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Burial at Home Cemetery, Tarkio, Missouri. Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.

Poe, Louvina Thompson, of Savannah, MO (formerly of Tarkio, MO) passed away Thursday, Novemeber 9, 2006 at Heartland Hospital, St. Joseph, MO. She was 82 years old.

Suvivors include her son Jimmie Poe, Lamar, CO; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

She is preceded by her parents, Calvin and Annie (Johnson) Thompson, and husband John Poe, four brothers and two sisters.

Graveside services and burial were held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at Home Cemetery, Tarkio.
Memorials may be directed to the Louvina Poe Memorial Fund.


Pollock, Clara Lucille Brooks. She was born October 28, 1906, near Hamburg, Iowa, to W. F. and Margaret (Woolsey) Brooks. She graduated from high school in Tarkio, Missouri. Clara was a member of the United Methodist Church, Burlington Junction, Missouri.
She married Virgil P. Pollock March 9, 1927, at Rock Port, Missouri and he preceded her in death. Clara worked as a receptionist for Dr. Byland and Dr. Wempe in Maryville for 25 years before her retirement.
She is survived by a sister, Evelyn Brown, Maryville, Missouri and two cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday afternoon, November 9, 2004, at 2:00 p.m., at the Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel, Burlington Junction, Missouri. Burial of the cremain will be at the Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Junction, Missouri.
Arrangements are with Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel, Burlington Junction, Missouri.

Porter, Clarence Eldon "Tiny" - Clarence Eldon (Tiny) Porter, the son of Harry Emerson and Denny Ethel (Welling) Porter, was born September 6, 1927 in Ashland, Nebraska. He attended schools in Falls City, Nebraska and Prescott, Iowa.

On February 10, 1951, Tiny was united in marriage to Lois Maxine Gubser in Fairfax, Missouri. They made their home in Omaha, Nebraska where they raised their five children. Tiny was an iron worker for the International Bridge and Iron Workers Union, helping construct the power plants at Brownville, Nebraska and Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, the Mormon bridge in North Omaha, the Paseo Bridge in Kansas City, Missouri and many more projects throughout the Midwest. Tiny retired in 1978 due to health problems.

Tiny was a member of the Iron Workers Local 21, Omaha; and a former Eagles member. He was an avid outdoorsman and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Tiny passed away Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha at the age of 81 years.

Besides his parents, Tiny is preceded in death by one son, Danny Porter; granddaughter, Deanna Porter; one sister and three brothers. Survivors include his wife, Maxine of the home in Rock Port, Missouri; one daughter, Diane Watson, Atlanta, Georgia; three sons, Denny Porter and his wife Emily, Rock Port, Dwaine Porter and his wife Wendy, Bellevue, Nebraska and Dwight Porter, Omaha; numerous beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Burial in English Grove Cemetery near Fairfax, Missouri. Services at Minter Funeral Home, Rock Port, Mo.

Price, Susan Cordelia Shinabargar Funeral services were held at 2 pm Friday, May 6, 1994, at the Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Missouri, for Susan Cordelia Price of Tarkio. Reverend Sharon Lodygowski officiated. Interment was made in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Fairfax under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home of Fairfax.

Susan Cordelia Price, age 89, formerly of Fairfax, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 1994, at Community Care of America at Tarkio. She was born near Arkoe, Missouri, in rural Nodaway County to Mette Belle (Sexton) and Joseph E. Shinabargar. She spent her entire life in northwest Missouri, attending schools in Nodaway County.

In 1942, Cordelia married Walter F. Price at Fairfax. They resided in Fairfax. Walter passed away in 1966. Susan moved to the care center in Tarkio in 1985.

Cordelia was a homemaker. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Fairfax. Memorials may be directed to the Presbyterian Church in Fairfax.

Survivors include: three daughters, Clara Lankford, Longview, Texas, Ruth Rother, Craig, Missouri, and Sarah Van Meter, Rock Port, Missouri; one son, wm. (Bill) J. Price, St James, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Christy Barnhill, San Angelo, Texas, Russell Lankford, Hallsville, Texas, Julie Joesting, Rock Port, Tim Muntz, Independence, Missouri, Amy Beth Van Meter, Rock Port, Tonya Rother, Maryville, Missouri, and Jill, Joseph and Sarah Price, St James; six great-grandchildren, Ashley and Cassie Barnhill, San Angelo, Texas, Josh, Amber and April Lankford, Hallsville, Texas, and Cody Joesting, Rock Port; two sisters, Audrey Myers, Sopkane, Washington, and Mette Belle King, Marshall, Missouri; and one brother, Adrian Shinabargar, Auburn, California. Susan was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1966; five brothers, Harmon, Claude, Charles, Austin and Joseph; and two sisters, Gladys Shinabargar and Mary Renkel.

Tarkio Avalanche, Tarkio, Missouri, May 12, 1994


Price, Willie "Bill" Ray, the son of Bulah Ray and Carrie Belle (Wooten) Price, was born February 6, 1929 in Watson, Missouri. Willie attended rural Watson school until the sixth grade.
On February 28, 1951 Willie was united in marriage to Dolly May White. To this union were born three children, Virginia, Carrie and Willie Ray, Jr.

Willie was a mechanic and worked on large passenger busses and heavy equipment. He was also a 12 year member of the Iowa National Guard Company E 168th Infantry 34th Division. Willie passed away Saturday October 14, 2006 at his home in Tarkio, at the age of 77 years.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Virginia Lee and Keith Edwards, Jackson Spring, North Carolina, and Carrie Lynn and Dennis Frost, Conception Junction, Missouri, one son, Willie Ray Price Jr. and his wife Deneen, Phoenix, Arizona; two grandsons, Brian Edwards, (wife Sherry) and Corey Price, (wife Suzannah); two granddaughters, Lynn Edwards and Megan Price; three great-granddaughters, Brianna and Claudia Edwards and Taylor Price; two brothers, Willis Price, Westboro, Missouri and Donald (Corky) Price, Tarkio, and sister Shirley Smith, Rock Port.

Besides his parents, Willie was preceded in death by his step-mother, Bertha May, and one infant sibling.

Memorial services were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. A private family inurnment immediately followed at Millsap Cemetery, Rock Port. There was no visitation. Memorials may be directed to American Heart Association.


Price, Willis Lee, the son of Bulah Ray and Carrie Belle (Wooten) Price, was born January 4, 1930 in Watson, Missouri. He attended the Watson schools, and then was employed by area farmers.

On December 26, 1951, Willis was united in marriage to Shirley Kay Cavner and they made their home in Hamburg, Iowa. In October of 1952, Willis joined the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in December of 1954. Upon returning, Willis became self-employed, owning Price Tree Service, trimming trees and doing yard work. Shirley passed away in December of 2002. Willis passed away December 13, 2007 at his residence in Westboro, Missouri at the age of 77 years.

Besides his parents and wife, Shirley, Willis was preceded in death by his stepmother Bertha Mae (Mortimor) Price; brother, Bill Price; granddaughter, Amelia; stepsister, Ruth Larson, and stepbrother, Donald Jack Mortimor.

Survivors include his children; Sharon Kalkas, Omaha, Nebraska; Richard Price and wife Linda, Red Oak, Iowa; Marjorie Duran and Manuel, Westboro; Linda Parsons, Red Oak; Tammy Lukehart and husband Rocky, Red Oak; 14 grandchildren; 8 step grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; brother Donald Price, Tarkio; half-sister Shirley Mae Smith and husband Charles, Hamburg, and a host nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Center Grove Cemetery, Westboro.
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.

Proper, Dorothy M., 101, of Rock Port died Apr 29, 2009 at Sidney, Iowa. Buried Mount Moriah Cemetery South, Kansas City, Missouri. Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port, Missouri.

Pursell, Pauline Opal Walker - Pauline Opal (Walker) Pursell, the daughter of James N. and Helen (Kirkendoll) Walker, was born June 26, 1915 in Tarkio, Missouri. She attended Wade country school and Tarkio High School.

On December 18, 1930, Pauline was united in marriage to Elwyn Lee Pursell and the couple lived and farmed in the Tarkio and Westboro, Missouri communities.
In 1953, Pauline and Elwyn moved into Tarkio.

Pauline was employed at the Tarkio library, a position she held for over 30 years. She and Elwyn enjoyed traveling, especially to Yellowstone National Park. This was a place they loved taking their grandchildren also. Pauline was a wonderful cook, enjoyed reading, taught Sunday School and was a 4-H sewing teacher. She stressed the importance of education for her family and was a faithful member of the Baptist Church of Tarkio. Pauline passed away Monday, December 7, 2009 at the Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Tarkio, at the age of 94 years.

Besides her parents, Pauline is preceded in death by her husband, Elwyn (Shorty) Pursell and son, Jesse Lee Pursell.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou Dukes and her husband, Cleo, Tarkio and Nancy Ryan, Moses Lake, Washington; daughter-in-law, Martha Pursell, Omaha, Nebraska; seven grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.

Burial in Home Cemetery at Tarkio, Missouri. Services by Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, Missouri.

Pursell, John Leland, the son of Russell Herald and Ruth (Horne) Pursell, was born August 5, 1927 in Tarkio, Missouri. He attended Tarkio Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1947. In 1945, John enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. He retired from the Naval Reserve in 1980, after 35 years of service. John was also employed as a Cost Estimator for the Paint -A-Line Co. of Washington, retiring in 1987.

In November, 1947, John was united in marriage to Shirley Jean Shineman.
They became the proud parents of three daughters, Connie, Marcia and Cheryl.
They were later divorced. On November 29, 1980, John was united in marriage to Ruthey C. French in Seattle, Washington. They made their home in the Greater Seattle area until 1993 when they moved back to Tarkio where they lived to the present time. John passed away May 13, 2008 at Northview Manor Nursing Home in Tarkio at the age of 80 years.

John was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Seattle and a former member of the Elks Club.

John is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Ruthey of the home in Tarkio; daughters, Connie Pursell, Seattle; Marcia Rier, Bothwell, Washington, Cheryl Meeteer and her husband Joel, Chicago, Illinois; six stepchildren, George Williams, Tina Simmons, Teresa Morris, Brett Annear, Brenda Rodrick, Glenda Lee; one grandson, Travis Leland Pursell; two granddaughters, Kelsey and Katie Brown; numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Alice Beverly Watkins and her husband Jack, Orlando, Florida.

Davis Funeral Home Tarkio, Missouri