Obituaries

JESSIE CLARK, JR.





Jessie Clark, Jr., 70, of Falls City, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Falls City. He was born Dec. 6, 1946 at Kansas City, MO, to Jessie and Myrtle (Liberty) Clark, Sr.

Jessie was raised in Kansas City and graduated from St. Pius X. Following graduation, he worked various management jobs, was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, and then worked in billeting at Hill Air Force Base. Jessie worked for the IRS and finally as a tax preparer for H&R Block. He moved to Falls City in 1997 and retired in 2000. He was a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and St. Jude’s Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Fae Gregory, of Falls City; children, Stephan and Elizabeth Clark, both of Missouri, Mary Clark, of Falls City, Shawna Merrill and Susie Moss, both of Utah, and Joe Clark, of Excelsior Springs, MO; sister, Candy Stears, of Kansas City, MO; 14 grandchildren.

Jessie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ralph Clark; and a sister, Linda Clark.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Mt. Moriah Terrace Park in Overland Park, KS. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, of Falls City.

TED PHROPER





Ted Phroper, 57, of Cortland, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. He was born May 1, 1960 at Falls City to Mike and Doris (Mackey) Phroper.

Ted served in the Nebraska National Guard Reserves at Falls City Company B.

He married Gail Smith on April 3, 1978 at Hiawatha, KS.

Ted was raised at Falls City and graduated from Falls City High School in 1978. Following graduation, he became employed by the Falls City Meat Co. and when the couple moved to Lincoln he opened and operated Phroper’s Fish Market. He became employed by Lincoln Public Schools for four years before he started Kleen Building Service, a commercial cleaning service he operated until his retirement in 2013.

Ted is survived by his wife, Gail, of Cortland; daughters, Mandy (Ben) Mueller, of Cozad, Brandy (Justin) Keller, of Eustis, and Samantha (Dustin) Vernon, of Lincoln; son, D’Angelo Phroper, of Cortland; father, Mike Phroper, Falls City; brothers, Michael Ray (Mira) Phroper, of Nebraska, Cliff (Julie) Phroper, of Falls City, Bob (Sabrina) Phroper, of Branson, MO, and Bill (Chris) Phroper, of Falls City; sister, Julie Ann (Wes) Willey, of Falls City; grandchildren, Hailey Phroper, Alyssa Vernon, Dexter Mueller and Beckett Keller.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 at Steele Cemetery. No viewing or visitation.

Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, of Falls City, is in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES W. FOURAKER





Charles Wesley Fouraker, 78, passed away at his home in Pacific, WA, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was born on Sept. 3, 1938 to Charles O. and Margaret (Ellis) Fouraker at their farm home near Salem.

He grew up on farms south of Salem and Dawson and graduated from Honey Creek School in 1956. Charles was a member of the Falls City National Guard and worked at the Falls City mobile home factory before moving to Columbus to be employed at Dale Electronics. He later moved to Washington state, where he began work for Boeing Company and also served as a police officer for a period of time before returning to Boeing, where he later retired.

Charles is survived by his wife, Paula; children, DeaEtta Hertzfeldt, Sparta, WI, Charlotte Moga, of Marysville, KS, Charles Perry, of Winona, MN (from his marriage to Jerre Ann Stumbo), and daughter, Teressa Fouraker, of Sumner, WA (from his marriage to Betty Hess); sister, Mary Tiehen, of Linn Valley, KS; and a brother, Gary (Marcia) Fouraker, of Fremont; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, an aunt,  neices, nephews and cousins.  

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan; as well as his parents.

The family will hold a private service at a later date.

RUSSELL 'DEAN' HORNER





Russell “Dean” Horner, 79, of Troy, KS, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at his home. Dean was born on Sept. 17, 1937 in Robinson, KS, to Charles and Daisy (Shaiffer) Horner.

He was a member of the U.S. Air Force, Troy American Legion Post #55 and UTU. Dean retired as a conductor for the UP Railroad.

He married Marilyn Thompson on Aug. 9, 1969. She survives of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sandy Goltz; brother, Keith Horner; and a sister, Fern Shelton.

Survivers include son, Terry (Amy) Horner, of Troy; grandchildren, Mitch Horner, Larissa Hoffman, Brennan and Tyler Horner; sister, Donna Stock, of Troy; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy. Visitation from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Horner family invites friends who are traveling to the Troy High School state baseball game to come by and see Dean at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial at Mount Olive Cemetery, Troy. Memorials can be made to Doniphan County American Legion Baseball.

LARRY GODWIN





Larry Godwin, 83, of Falls City, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Falls City. He was born May 10, 1934 at Pleasant Hill, IL, to the late Homer and Rena (Nutt) Godwin.

Larry was raised at Hastings and graduated from Hastings High School in 1952. He earned a teaching degree from Hastings College and then a Master in Education from Kansas University.

Larry served in the U.S. Air Force. On March 23, 1958 he married Nelda Dettmer at Arapahoe, NE. She passed away Sept. 30, 2009. The couple moved to Falls City in 1960 and he began a long teaching career at Falls City High School.

He was a lifetime member of Falls City Elks Lodge #963 and also the Falls City Country Club.

He is survived by sons, Brad (Cynthia) Godwin, of Grandview, MO, and Todd (Jyl) Godwin, of Falls City; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Weinert officiating. The family will received friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to  Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation or the Falls City Library.