Obituaries

DORIS ROWLAND





Doris M. Rowland, 75, of Salem, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
    She is survived by her husband, Jimmie D. Rowland, of Salem; children, Richard (Claire) Rowland, of Falls City, Dennis Rowland, of Tecumseh, and Merle (Joy) Rowland, of Falls City; one brother, Orie (Lou) Miller, of Port Orchard, WA; one sister, Billie Jean (Pete) Rowland, of Clyde, KS; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Following a direct cremation there will be no services held. Hall Funeral Home, of Falls City, is in charge of arrangements.

MILDRED RIESCHICK





Mildred Rieschick, 90, of Falls City, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at Falls City. She was born on June 30, 1925 at Peru to the late Elmer and Blanche (Markem) Gilliland.
    Mildred was raised at Peru and Falls City, graduating from Falls City High School in 1943. Following graduation she taught school for two years before marrying Melvin Rieschick on July 5, 1945 at Hiawatha, KS. When married the couple established their home on a farm northeast of Falls City and she was a farm wife and homemaker until earning a teaching certificate. She began teaching in rural schools. In 1971 she earned her teaching degree from Peru State Teachers College and then taught at Sacred Heart and then Falls City Middle School, where she retired in 1987. Following retirement she and Melvin did antiquing and traveling to shows buying and selling antiques with family accompanying them on many trips.
    Mildred was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (20th and Towle Streets), Falls City Does Drove and Business and Professional Women, all of Falls City, as well as a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and General Society of Mayflower Descendants.
    She is survived by her husband, Melvin, of Falls City; son, David (Sue) Rieschick, of Lake Jackson, TX; daughter, Diana (Carl) Vogt, of Camdenton, MO; sister, Barbara (Ralph) Asdell, of Wildwood, MO; daughter-in-law, Patricia Rieschick, of Falls City; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
    Mildred was preceded in death by her son, Dennis; sister, Mary Lou Peltier; and a granddaughter, Christina, in infancy.
    Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (20th and Towle Streets), with Rev. Andrew Chavanak officiating. Interment will be in Steele Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.
    More info can be found at www.dorrandclark.com

DORIS M. ROWLAND





Doris M. Rowland, 75, of Salem, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. 

She is survived by her husband, Jimmie D. Rowland, of Salem; children, Richard (Claire) Rowland, of Falls City, Dennis Rowland, of Tecumseh, and Merle (Joy) Rowland, of Falls City; one brother, Orie (Lou) Miller, of Port Orchard, WA; one sister, Billie Jean (Pete) Rowland, of Clyde, KS; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Following a direct cremation there will be no services held. Hall Funeral Home, of Falls City, is in charge of arrangements.

MAUDE CAMPBELL





Maude Campbell, 93, of Falls City, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 at Falls City, NE. She was born Sept. 4, 1921 to Wesley and Mary (Malone) Roland.
Maude was born and raised in Salem. She moved to Falls City in 1958 where she worked at Baker’s Bakery until 1977. She then became employeed at Jack and Jill Grocery from 1978 until 1981 when she became a cook at the Senior Center. She retired in 1988. She married Leve Willey at St. Joseph, MO on Dec. 12, 1936, they later divorced. She then married Homer Campbell on Jan. 16, 1983 at White Cloud, KS. They divorced later the same year.
.Maude was an active member of the Good News Assembly of God Church at Falls City.
She is survived by her two sons, Frank (Myrna) Willey and Garlan (Dora) Willey, all of Falls City. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Roger Willey; a granddaughter in infancy; brothers, one in infancy and Wesley Roland; sisters, Ollie Kocher and Bessie Gentry; and a daughter, Darlene Burns.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Reverend Tim Boatright officiating. Internment will be in Maple Cemetery in Salem.
Viewing will be one hour prior to services at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.

PAUL D. MEZ





Paul D. Mez, 88, of Platte City, MO, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at Cameron, MO. He was born on July 31, 1927 at Verdon, the son of the late Henry and Matilda (Becker) Mez.
    Paul was raised in Verdon and was hospitalized for 14 months when he was in his early 20’s, surviving tuberculosis. Paul loved music, especially old time country. He played the piano, accordion, banjo and guitar, he also enjoyed gardening and raised and butchered his own cattle. He was a very religious and hard working man and very loving husband and father. Paul spent his adult life farming and operating heavy equipment.
On May 5, 1951, Paul married Vesta May Murphy, of Rulo.
    He served in the U.S. Army beginning April 23, 1946. Paul served in WWII, where he received a Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged on April 21, 1947.
    On May 29, 1976, Paul married Mary Bonita Hutchins at Jennie Linn, AR.
    He was a member of the Church of God AIC and the VFW.
    Paul is survived by his wife, Bonita, of Platte City; children, Liz (Richard) Henderson, of Milton, FL, Henry (Rhonda) Mez, of Kingston, GA, Paul “Skeets” (Brenda) Mez, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Melinda (Bob) Cole, of San Juan Capistrano, CA; step-children, Rita Johnson, of Excelsior Springs, MO, Christy (Brad) Baker, of Colorado Springs, CO, Keith Snow, of Muldrow, OK, Faron (Sindi) Snow, and Joe Snow, all of Platte City; sisters, Marilyn Schlosser, of Syracuse, and Jane (Ernie) Hoppe, of Sabetha, KS; 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Daniel Mez.
    A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 at Steele Cemetery, Falls City, with Waldo Armstrong officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.
    More information can be found at www.dorrandclark.com