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Jack Richard Parriott, 81, of Chandler, AZ, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at his home. He was born Sept. 27, 1932 in Albert Lea, MN, to Richard and Bernadine Parriott.

Jack married Mary Jean Weinert, of Falls City, in 1956. He graduated from Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, IL in 1957. Jack was a minister, serving several parishes in the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church. He retired to Chandler in 1993

Jack was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean Parriott and children Mark (Tammy) Parriott, all of Newton, IA, Ruth (David Willoughby) Parriott, of St. Paul, MN, and Joel (Laurie Mignone) Parriott, of Chevy Chase, MD; siblings, Robert (Jeanette) Parriott, of Kiester, MN, Patricia (Norbert) Hochreiter, of Willis, TX, and Susan (John) Randolph, of Seminole, OK; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service for Jack Parriott was held in Chandler on Aug. 9, 2014. His inurnment will be at Bethel Zion Cemetery, Falls City, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, with Rev. Paul Weinert and Mark Parriott in charge of the service.


Dean Palmer, 90, of Falls City, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Falls City. He was born July 6, 1924 northeast of Barada to the late Perry and Emma (Smith) Palmer.

Dean enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 18, 1945 and was honorably discharged on Nov. 13, 1946 as a Corporal. On Aug. 15, 1985 he married Caroline (Fiene) Sailors at Coryell Park, NE.

Dean was raised in the Barada area and attended District 20 Patterson Country school and graduated Shubert High School in 1941.He farmed with his father and continued after his father’s death. After returning from service he continued farming part time and also was employed at Frontier Homes, Falls City Mercantile and Cooper Nuclear Plant at Brownville. The couple moved to the present family home in 1985 and he retired from farming in 1989.

He was a member of the Barada United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

Dean is survived by his wife, Caroline Palmer, of Falls City; step-children, Doug (Margie) Sailors, and Diane McCann, both of Falls City; step-daughter-in-law, Cindy Sailors, of Falls City; step-grandchildren, Valerie (Blake) Buckminster, Kimberly (Ryan) Nolte, Kellie (Art) Dean, and Kristi Reiss, and her fiancé Dan Simon, all of Falls City, and Scott (Emily) Sailors, of Humboldt; Jessica and Matthew McCann, both of Falls City; nine step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Noble; a sister in infancy; stepson, Leon Sailors; and stepgranddaughter, Tammy Sailors.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Yount officiating. Interment will be in Harris Cemetery.Military graveside honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 4-5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  

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David Eugene Werner, 62, of Tecumseh, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 in Tecumseh, due to complications of ALS. He was born to Robert and Colleen (Carlson) Werner on April 19, 1952 in Falls City.

Dave was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was raised on a farm 7½ miles northwest of Falls City, attended rural elementary school near Salem and graduated from FC High School in 1970. Dave helped his dad farm and drive the mail truck. In his youth, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends.  

Dave was united in marriage to Jodene Hollis on April 27, 1974 at Goff, KS. To this union three children were born.  

Dave served his country in the Army National Guard and later the U.S. Navy from Jan. 27, 1972 until his discharge on Jan. 26, 1978. While in the service he attended the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School. Dave was a Machinist 1st Class assigned to Nuclear Submarines. After his service, Dave worked in Operations Training at various Nuclear Power Generating Stations. His last position was at the Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville.

In his spare time, Dave enjoyed riding motorcycles, coaching youth sports, hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, rooting for his favorite sports teams. He especially loved spending time with his grandsons.  

Dave is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jodene Werner, of Tecumseh; children, Crystal Werner, of Cook, Nathan (Melissa) Werner, of Tecumseh, Misty (Clint) Strayhorn, of Cook; grandsons, Michael, Kollin, Cameron, Brayden, Elliott and Kolby; brother, Gary Werner, of Omaha; sisters, Deb (Bruce) Dalluge, of Tecumseh, and Roberta (Bill) Royse, of West Des Moines, IA; nieces, Becky, Meghan, Sarah and Sam; mother-in-law, JoAnn Hollis, of Hiawatha, KS; sister and brother-in-law, Jenny and Frank Mueseler, of Powhatten, KS; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.  

Dave was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Raymond Hollis; uncles, Edwin Werner, Charles Werner and Richard Pickard; and several cousins.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, rural Verdon, with Pastor John Sipf officiating. Memorials may go to the ALS Foundation.  Interment was in the St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Verdon, with full military honors. Wherry Mortuary, of Tecumseh, was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at


Janice L. Stonebarger, 77, of Highland, KS, died Friday morning, Sept. 12, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MO.

Janice was born at Sparks, KS, July 5, 1937, one of 17 children born to the late Wayne and Margaret King Collins and had lived in the Sparks-Highland area most of her life. She grew up in Sparks, where she attended school, and worked hard to earn her GED at the age of 64. Janice worked a number of years for Highland schools as a cook prior to cooking at the Highland nursing home.

She married William “Bill” Stonebarger on Oct. 18, 1951 at Hiawatha, KS. Bill and Janice raised five children: The late Charles Ray Stonebarger, Richard Wayne Stonebarger, and Marilyn Jane (Dean) McVicker, both of Highland, Tony Curtis Stonebarger, of Ford City, MO, and William “Les” (Ree) Stonebarger, of Auburn; 21 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are eight brothers: Len Collins, of St. Joseph, MO, Dan Collins, Tim Collins, Claude “Butch” Collins, all of Highland, Bill Collins and Randy Collins, both of Hiawatha, Ed Collins, of Troy, Rick Collins, of Wathena, KS; six sisters, Barb Edie, of Highland, Pat Pfaffly, of Kansas City, MO, Margaret Brassfield, of Hiawatha, Sue Hall, of Powhattan, Kathy Campbell, of Fanning, and Anita Rounds, of Lexington, MO.

Janice was also preceded in death by her husband; a grandson Jason Stonebarger; two brothers, Dennis Collins, and David Collins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland, with Rev. Jonathan Garlock, Sr., of King City, MO, officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, in Robinson.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Monday and the family will meet from 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Janice Stonebarger Memorial Fund which may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, PO Box 33, Highland 66035.


Dennis Carl Arnold, 69, of Beaver Lake, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at the Bellevue Medical Center in Bellevue.

Dennis was born on Nov. 21, 1944 to Carl Otto and Alelia Amey (Hone) Arnold, in Richardson, NE. He was raised and schooled in Falls City, and graduated from Falls City High School with the Class of 1963. After graduating from high school, he attended and graduated from Milford Technical College in Milford, with an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Drafting. He met Ruth Ann Schaible and they later married on Sept. 2, 1967 in Falls City. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving his country for two years during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Alabama and then in Washington, D.C. at the Pentagon. After serving in the Army, he worked as a Project Manager & Estimator for Paxton and Verling Steel in Omaha. He continued working in the steel industry in Denver, and Sacramento, CA. In 1993, he returned to Paxton and Verling Steel until he retired in 2013. Dennis and Ruth moved to Beaver Lake in 2004 and have been there since.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Ruth, of Beaver Lake; three daughters, Jodeen Meyer, of Sunnyvale, CA, Laura (David) Clemens, of Lebanon, MO, Karen Fraser, of Beaver Lake; five grandchildren, Kayal Jones, Andre Jones, Tanner Roy, Jasmine Fraser, Shyla Clemens; one great granddaughter, Evangeline Hernandez; sisters, Linda Dovel and Dennis Crispin, of Humboldt, and Cheryl (Larry) West, of Falls City; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Alelia Arnold; sister, Alelia Umland; and two brothers, George Arnold and Charles Arnold.

A Celebration of Life for Dennis will be held from 5-8 p.m., with the family greeting relatives and friends from 6:30-8, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Roby Funeral Home in Plattsmouth. Online condolences may be left at