The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record Obituaries Obituaries published April 24, 2014 The Superior Express and Jewell County Record
This week: Donald Siemon, Kay Glade, Marjorie Savoy
Donald Everett (Bud) Siemon, 86, Mankato, Kan., was born Oct. 5, 1927, to Everett Edward and Myrtle Padden (Ridge) Siemon in Mankato. He was their second child. He had an older sister, Avis Marie, and later two younger sisters, Anne Arlene and Anita Lorraine. Bud died April 11, 2014, at the Mitchell County Hospital surrounded by family.
He attended Liberty School for his first eight years of formal education and then moved to "town school" in Mankato. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1945. Bud then served in the Army. After completing his training at Fort Bragg, N.C., he went by ship to England where he was stationed.
Bud returned from the Army to help out on the family farm. Bud stayed on the farm and tirelessly and selflessly cared for his parents as they aged. His mother died in 1962 and his father in 1974. Bud took great pride in the Siemon history. His grandparents settled on the junction corner just northeast of his home in 1884. They came from Iowa by covered wagon and raised seven children on the family farmstead. Bud owned the home place and could never bear the thought of tearing down what remained of the original house.
Besides farming, he enjoyed having a cow and calf operation where every cow and their calves had a name. Bud worked with Newell and Merlin Alexander putting up grain bins, pouring basements and building houses around Jewell County. In each and every house, he left his marking of "D.E.S. was here," some place in the concrete. He could often be found side-by-side with Milford Ost, his brother-in-law, helping wherever he was needed and then returning home in the evenings to complete his own family chores.
Bud enjoyed keeping up with family and friends most. He was sentimental, caring and thrifty, but never stingy. He didn't need much for himself, preferring to live simply. He never failed to ask after everyone and inquired as to when you were traveling and upon your return home safely.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters. Avis Spillman and Anita (Mickey) Watson; two great-nephews, Ryan Ost and Taylor Bradberry.
He is survived by his sister, Anne Ost, of Mankato and 60 nieces and nephews; great and great-greats; and "Baby" his beloved cat.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends at Melby Mortuary. The funeral was held Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Mankato, Kan., with Pastor Gerry Sharp officiating.
Melby Mortuary, Mankato, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.melbymortuary.com. Memorials in his memory may be made to the Mankato Endowment Association.
Jeanette Kay Glade, 70, died April 18. She was born in Beloit, Feb. 8, 1944, to Bernard "Bun" and Lucille Burkey.
Kay grew up in Mankato. She graduated from Mankato High School with the Class of 1962. She worked for 42 years for the Department of Labor Management Standards. After retirement she resided in Edwardsville with her beloved dog, Poco. Kay was always boasting of her children.
Survivors include her children, Pat Chadwick, Dale Glade, Pidgeon Davis, Mike Glade, Robbie Glade and Amanda Saathoff; and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dianna Summers; the love of her life, Bob Glade; her mother, Lucille Chambers; and her sister, Janice Burkey.
Graveside services will be held at the Beverly City Cemetery Saturday, April 26 at 3 p.m. Hall Funeral Home, Lincoln Kan., is in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie Savoy, 72, Topeka, died April 12, 2014. She was born June 1941 in Ionia Township in Kansas to Elmer T. and Lois A (Miller) Thronson.
Marjorie graduated from Mankato High School in 1959. She was runner up in the junior miss beauty pageant. Marjorie graduated business school in Denver, Colo., in the early 1960s where she met her ex-husband Larry P. Savoy. After separating she returned to Kansas.
Marjorie retired from the Kansas Board of Healing Arts in 2010 after 40 years of civil service. She held positions with the Boys Industrial School, workshop for the blind, Youth Center of Topeka, and Kansas Board of Healing Arts.
She is survived by: daughter, Renee Savoy, Topeka; her brother, Thomas C. Thronson, Mankato; grandson, Jesse Savoy and wife, Samantha Burns, Topeka; and two informally adopted granddaughters, Katrina Shaw, Topeka, and April (Shaw) Cooper, Fort Meade, Md.
A ceremony was held at Central Park Christian Church, Topeka, April 23, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. Graveside services will be held at the Ionia Cemetery in Jewell County at 10 a.m. April 25. 2014, with Pastor Dennis Beckmann officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312 and the Helping Hands Humane Society of Topeka, Inc., 5720 SW 21st Street, Topeka, Kan., 66604. Kleppinger Funeral Home, 409 Broadway, Jewell, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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