Wanda Jean Schroeder, 82, of Raymond, IL died Saturday,
Oct. 11, 2014, in the Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center in Taylor Springs. She
was born in Webster County, KY, on a farm near Clay, KY, on Nov. 2, 1931, to
Harve and Gladys Hatley. She married Marvin J. Schroeder on Dec. 28, 1957, and
he preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2011. Her parents also preceded. She is
survived by one son, Michael Schroeder of Norman, OK, and two grandchildren,
Martin J. Schroeder of Wichita, KS, and Kaylynn E. Schroeder of Oklahoma City,
OK. After earning her bachelor's degree at Murray State (in Kentucky), she
earned a master's degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. She taught
in the Panhandle Unit School District #2 for 37 years. She attended a Community
of Faith Church in Raymond IL.
Marvin J. Schroeder, 92,
of Raymond, IL passed away Friday, August 19, 2011 at Hillsboro Rehab and
Health Care Center. He was born in rural Bluffs, Illinois on February 6, 1919.
He spent his early years in Bluffs and graduated from Bluffs High School. He
was a graduate of Western Illinois University. In July, 1941 he enlisted in the
U.S. Army Air Force, serving the 17th Weather Squadron, S.W. Pacific. He was
discharged with the rank of Master Sgt. in October 1945. Marvin was a high
school mathematics teacher at Raymond for 36 ½ years. Surviving are his wife,
Wanda (died 2014); one son, Michael, wife Jan, Schroeder of Wichita, KS; 2
grandchildren, Martin and Kaylynn Schroeder, both of Wichita; and 3 nieces.
Funeral services were at Hough Funeral Home in Raymond with Rev. Jim Wagahoff
officiating. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery in Raymond, IL
H. Clarke, MSgt USAF (Ret.), 76, passed away on Jan. 26, 2015, in El
Paso, Texas. He was born on Feb. 13, 1938, in Augusta, Maine, to Warren and
Marian (Worcester) Clarke. Carle Clarke retired as a master sergeant in the
U.S. Air Force in 1978. He was a lifetime member of the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks 1897 and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post
7686, the American Legion, the Loyal Order of the Moose 2016 and the Fraternal
Order of Eagles, Airie 4101. Survivors include his wife, Margret Clarke of the
family home; two daughters, Jennifer Hyde along with her partner Wayne Boesch
of Alamogordo; Rhonda Moreno and her husband Hector Moreno of Alamogordo; two
sons Stephen Hyde and his wife Katherine of Tennessee, and Robert Hyde and his
wife Tammy of Hobbs, along with 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson.
Burial was at
Monte Vista Cemetery with military honors provided by the Holloman Air Force
Base Steel Talons Honor Guard. Pallbearers include Hector Moreno, Wayne,
Boesch, Christopher Moreno, Daniel Moreno, Jesse Hyde and Donny Darling. Should
friends desire, contributions may be made to BPO Elks Lodge, #1897, located at
2290 Hamilton Road, Alamogordo. The Clarke family has entrusted their loved one
to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. To
sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Opal Marian (Bueide) Pennypacker, widow of CWO4 Wayne Pennypacker,
was born June 19, 1921, and died October 23, 2015, at Sunrise of Hunter Mill,
Oakton, Virginia, where she had lived for the past two years. Opal was born in
Hawley, Minnesota, and lived in rural Minnesota and North Dakota communities
until her parents moved to Moorhead, Minnesota. She graduated from Moorhead
High School and Concordia College (also Moorhead). After college graduation she
taught high school business education classes in Wadena, Minnesota, before
moving to Washington, DC, to work as a secretary at the Pentagon. While she was
employed at the Pentagon, she met Wayne Pennypacker, a USAF Warrant Officer
serving as a weatherman for the Forecast Center for the USAF, who would become
her husband. They were married December 31, 1946, in Fargo, North Dakota, and
enjoyed 66 years of adventures and devotion to each other. Wayne's career took
them to Japan, California and Nebraska. Upon Wayne's retirement in 1961 from
the Air Force, they settled permanently in Vienna, Virginia. In this area, they
enjoyed camping in their Scamp, sailing, traveling and being host, hostess and
unofficial Washington, DC, and East Coast tour guides for the many friends and
family who visited them. For a time during these years, Opal worked for TRW
(now Grumman), a defense contractor, as an administrative assistant. Opal, also
known as "Toots" to her family, loved music and playing their organ and
Clavinova. Often, at gatherings, after being the generous and skilled dinner
hostess, she would play and guests would sing all their old favorites. Her love
of music and her loyalty to her college alma mater, led her to what she called
her "greatest accomplishment in life." She worked tirelessly spearheading a
letter-writing campaign, and personally writing to area alumni, to bring the
Concordia College Concert Choir to Washington, DC. Her reward was seeing the
Kennedy Center filled to overflowing for the event. Opal has been described as
being an angel. Her compassion, understanding, consideration, kindness and
humility bear this out. Probably the most angry comment she ever made was, "Oh,
Wayne, Dear!" Her immediate family preceded Opal in death--her husband, Wayne;
mother and father, Oscar and Marie Bueide; her brother, Jerome Bueide; and her
sister and brother-in-law Mary Lou (Bueide) and Thomas Anderson. She is
survived by her sister-in-law, Audrey Bueide of Fargo, North Dakota; three
nieces and a nephew (and their children and grandchildren); several aunts and
many cousins. She will be remembered with great fondness by her family and a
multitude of friends, neighbors and acquaintances. A funeral service and
interment at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later time.
Arrangements are entrusted to Money and King Funeral Home, Vienna, Virginia.
James H Greenewald (Sgt) passed away in September
MSgt (Ret) Clarence (Chuck) Miller passed away
back in Dec 2013.
M. Floyd, Jr., retired Air Force Lt. Colonel, died of natural
causes on January 19, 2016 at Falcons Landing retirement community in
Sterling, VA. He was 99 years old.
Col. Floyd was born in 1916
in Jefferson City, Missouri, and grew up in Booneville, Missouri. In
1940 he received a Bachelor´s degree in Education from Central
Missouri State University, and was valedictorian of his class. He
voluntarily entered the Army Air Corps in January 1942, graduated from
Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant.
During World War II he served in an aircraft maintenance squadron of
the 12th Air Force in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (North
Africa, Sicily, Italy). After the war he continued his military career
and received training in meteorology. In 1952 he received a Master?s
Degree from The Johns Hopkins University in micrometeorology. Col.
Floyd served as a weather officer in many assignments including
Alaska, with special emphasis in aeronautical meteorology.
After retiring from the Air Force in 1968, Col. Floyd taught
mathematics for 13 years at McLean High School in McLean, Virginia.
Col. Floyd´s first wife, Frances Harris Floyd, died in 1994. He is
survived by his wife Jean Sykes Floyd, brother Harold D. Floyd of
Great Falls MT, three children; Maxwell D. Floyd (Karen) of
Friendswood, TX, Stephen M. Floyd (Mary Jo) of Fairfax Station, VA,
Sharon F. Hix (Bill), of Alexandria, VA, two stepsons, three
grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren. Col. Floyd was a member of
the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston, VA and a life member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Military Officers Association of
America, and the Virginia Retired Teachers Association. His interests
included; reading, travel, ballroom dancing, physical fitness
training, and dining in ethnic restaurants.
Memorial Service to
be held February 1, 2016 at Falcons Landing retirement community,
Sterling, VA. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, date still to
Frank Lt Col. USAF (Ret.) Oct 20, 1935 - Jan 14, 2016 Of Bellevue, NE.
Frank was a meteorologist with the United States Air Force from 1954 through
1981. He was employed and was an instructor at UNO from 1984 – 2012. Survived
by wife Shirley; daughter Jean Holtmann (Steve); son Dave Hartranft (Nancy);
grandchildren, Jonathan, Grace, Justin, Joy and Faith; sister Ann Heminger;
brother Charles Hartranft. Masonic Service starting at 1pm Saturday, January
23, 2016 with MEMORIAL SERVICE following at First Presbyterian Church, 1220
Bellevue Blvd. South, Bellevue, NE. Millitary Honors by Offutt Air Force Base
Honor Guard. Memorials to First Presbyterian Church. BELLEVUE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler 2202 Hancock St, Bellevue 402-291-5000
Jenista, Charles "Otto" Jr. Col USAF (Ret.) 91,
passed away December 13, 2015, in Scottsdale, AZ. He was born in
Chicago, IL, March 22, 1924, to Charles O. Jenista, Sr. and Clara
Nemec Jenista. Otto graduated from River Forest Oak Park High School
in 1941. He began his studies at Iowa State the fall of 1941 but was
called into the Army December 1942. After being commissioned as a
2nd Lieutenant in 1944, Otto served in the Army Air Corps in the
China-Burma-India zone. He returned to college after the war
finishing his degree in General Engineering. Otto soon afterwards
completed his Master's degree in Meteorology from California
Institute of Technology. In 1950, Otto was recalled into the Air
Force and made the decision to make it his career. He served in
Alaska; at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE; in High Wycombe,
England; three tours in Germany; in Viet Nam; at March AFB in
Riverside, CA; in the Pentagon, and in IL at Scott AFB. He also
attended two military schools: Armed Forces Staff College in VA and
Air War College in AL. In 1959, he met his lovely wife, Kaye, in
Wiesbaden, Germany where she was working as a civilian for the U.S.
Air Force. They had a beautiful life together lasting more than 56
years. Otto retired from the Air Force in 1979 as a Colonel having
over 32 years of service. After retirement, he worked for TRW in
California for 6 years. He and Kaye then settled permanently in
Scottsdale, AZ in 1988. He was active in his church, Saint Barnabas
on the Desert, as an usher, as a lay reader, on the Vestry, and as a
volunteer in the office. Otto also volunteered at Honor Health
Scottsdale Osborn Hospital for over 20 years. He is survived by his
loving wife, Kaye; his daughter, Suzy Koch; two grandchildren,
Darren Koch and Kelly Coracides (and her husband, Dr. Alex
Coracides), and two great grandchildren, Tyler and Troy Coracides.
Celebration of life will be held at Saint Barnabas on the Desert,
6715 N. Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 on January 9, 2016,
at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
Hospice of the Valley or Saint Barnabas on the Desert. Inurnment
with military honors will be held privately at Arlington National
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We are saddened to report the passing of an AWA member
Robert Felton Pipes 97. He was born December 24, 1918, in
Frankston, Texas and passed from this life January 1, 2016, in
Terrell, Texas of natural causes. He and his family moved to Dallas
in the early 1920's where he attended Obidiah Knight Elementary,
Crozier Tech High School and St. Joseph's High School, graduating
from the latter in 1938. He entered the military in 1939. He served
in the 112th Cavalry, the 8th Air Force of the U.S.Army Air Corps,
the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard. His military
career spanned nearly three decades. Twenty one years active duty
and the remainder in the Air National Guard. He achieved the rank of
Master Sergeant and served in many career fields including Air
Weather Reconnaissance. After leaving the military he worked as a
jet engine mechanic at Dallas Airmotive and Solar Turbines inc. In
his retirement he served on the board of the Fort Sill Historical
Association, authored a book about his experiences in WWII entitled,
"The Playboy Crew 1943-1944 - The Men of B-24 Liberator 41-29399"
and spent several summers in Arizona assisting the Apache Indian
Reservation forest fire fighting team at Point of Pines. He is
preceded in death by his wife, Betty P. Pipes, parents, John W. and
Elizabeth Pipes and siblings, Cecil G. Pipes, Bernice E. Webb, Frank
S. Pipes, John M. Pipes and Ruby M. Boothman. He is survived by his
sister, Ann Early, his children, Robert Frank Pipes, Brian Alan
Pipes and Melissa Lusera Spencer, 3 grandchildren, 1 great
grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert Felton will be
fondly remembered and sorely missed by his family and friends. In
lieu of flowers, Robert requested that a donation be made to The
Freedom Alliance or The Wounded Warrior Project.
Willis Bryan Owings, 82, of Columbus, MS, passed
away Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Vineyard Court Nursing Center
in Columbus, MS.
Visitation will be Monday, December 21, 2015,
from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Woodland Baptist Church, Columbus, MS. A
Memorial Service will follow at 2:30 PM at Woodland Baptist Church,
Columbus, MS with Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS directing.
Mr. Owings was born
May 21, 1933, in Monroe County, MS to the late Willis Millard and
Elgenia Howell Owings. He married the former Joanne Kendall on April
6, 1954, in Amory, MS. Mr. Owings was a veteran of the United States
Air Force having retired in 1980 as a Senior Master Sergeant after
26 years of service. During his career in the Air Force, Mr. Owings
received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Vietnam Service
Medal, AF Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National
Defense Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal and the Meritorious Service
Medal. His duty assignments while in service included; Austin,
Texas, Omaha, Nebraska, Las Vegas, Nevada, Greenville, MS, Thule,
Greenland, Montgomery, Alabama, Ubon, Thailand, Pleiku, Vietnam,
Washington D.C., Kadena, Okinawa and Columbus, MS. In December of
1979, Mr. Owings began his employment with WCBI in Columbus, MS and
retired in 2004 after 24 years of service as the Meteorologist. He
is a member of Woodland Baptist Church, Columbus, MS, where he
served as deacon, Gideon, American Meteorological Society, National
Weather Association and Air Weather Association.
Mr. Owings is
survived by his wife of 61 years Joanne Kendall Owings of Columbus,
MS; sons- Willis Bryan (Sylvia Giannitrapani) Owings, Jr. of
Nashville, TN, Dan Bartley (Linda) Owings of Columbus, MS, Bruce
Kendall Owings of Columbus, MS; grandchild- Emily Owings of
Nashville, TN; sister- Charlotte Moore of Olive Branch, MS.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Woodland Baptist Church Men’s Sunday
School Class and the Gideons.
Memorials may be sent to Uncle
Bunky’s Children c/o Woodland Baptist Church, 3033 Ridge Road,
Columbus, MS 39705.
(USAF) Arthur W. (Andy) Anderson, 97, of Corvallis, Oregon
passed away peacefully Sunday 14 June 2015 surrounded by 4
generations of his family. The son of Arthur M. and Lorene D.
Anderson, he was born in St. Louis, MO on 2 June 1918 and raised in
Andy is survived by his wife of 69 years, Joanne
(Phillips) Anderson; brother John Anderson (Renate) of St. Louis,
MO; son Jim (Lindy) Anderson of Sierra Vista, AZ; daughter Karen
(Anderson) Smith (Chuck) of Corvallis, OR; 4 grandchildren and 4
great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother James
Anderson, who sacrificed his life for his country in World War II.
After graduating from Sparta High School in 1936 and attending
Blackburn College, Andy went on to graduate from, and achieve his
master’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Illinois. In
1942 he joined the Army Air Corps as a meteorologist. He was awarded
the Bronze Star, and achieved the rank of Colonel in the Air Force
before retiring in 1971.
Andy was an avid golfer, an expert
Bridge player, and a life-long St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He
had a great love for his family, for God, and for people. Andy never
met a stranger. He will be deeply missed by many.
service with full military honors will be held at Faith Presbyterian
Church in Sierra Vista, Arizona where Andy was so active and loved,
on 29 July 2015 at 1 PM. His remains will rest in the beautiful
columbarium at Faith Presbyterian Church in Sierra Vista (2053 East