Chapter Eternal Obituaries

Larry R. Belt, 1
Larry Reynolds Belt, 81, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. He was born October 1, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo., son of the late Raymond R. Belt and Ruth E. Belt. Larry grew up in Jefferson City, Mo., and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University on a basketball scholarship. He was an outstanding athlete, winning the Kansas City Tennis Open, Missouri State Tennis Championship, Missouri Valley Championship and the Nebraska Open Tennis Championship. He retired as President of Borg Warner Acceptance Corporation after 31 years. He was blessed by strong friendships and a family that dearly loved him. He leaves behind many cherished memories. Larry was a member of Leawood Country Club (Leawood, Kan.), Hallbrook Country Club (Leawood, Kan.) and a proud member of The Worthless Mens Luncheon Group. He was a member of Palms Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 34 years, Sandra K. Belt and his children, Larry R. Belt II, Judith Lynn Hagen (Peter), Dawn Lanier Monroe, Eden Monroe Sheffield (Matt); six wonderful grandchildren, Andrew Hagen, Daniel Hagen, Anna Hagen, Benjamin Sheffield, Alexandra Sheffield and Adam Slinin. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Larryís name to Jacksonville Humane Society ( Beach Blvd.-Jacksonville, FL 32216 or The Salvation Army ARC-1258 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Please visit our online Tribute at Services under the direction and care of Quinn-shalz, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Arthur Buckingham, 10
Frater Richard Dinkle passed along the sad news that one of TKE's founders at Northwest Missouri State passed away over the weekend. Art Buckingham, scroll number 10, was an important person to TKE and to Northwest as he was an original founder of Delta Nu Chapter of TKE and served as Student Body President as a student at Northwest. Frater Buckingham's obituary follows. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Arthur Buckingham Jr., St. Joseph // 1934 - 2009 
Arthur E. “Art” Buckingham Jr., 74, St. Joseph, passed from this life on Thursday, April 9, 2009, at his home. He was born on Dec. 14, 1934, at Rutledge, Mo., to Arthur Sr., and Julia (Tayman) Buckingham.
Art was a 1953 graduate of Central High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from NWMO State in 1957 and a Master of Business Administration from UMKC in 1970. He was a charter member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at NWMO State and past president of the student body.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Art married Dolores (Pohl) on July 27, 1957, at Wathena, Kan.
Art was an executive with Sears; Coast to Coast Stores; Checker Automotive; and then was president of White’s Home and Auto Stores, Wichita Falls, Texas.
After his retirement he worked part-time for Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home.
Art was of the Christian Faith and was an active member of the Buchanan County Democrat Club. He was an original member of the Rhythm Rockers High School Dance Band and played with the Jean Ake Dance Band. Art was an accompanist for Handles Messiah at Maryville, Mo., The Barbosa Trio and HMS (His or Her Majesty Ship). He was a former member of the Kansas City, Missouri Musicians Local No. 34 and Musicians Local No. 50, St. Joseph; a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 64, Wathena, Kan., and was a charter member of the Elks Lodge, Gladstone, Mo. Arts greatest interest was playing in dance bands.
Art was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Phillip and Robert Buckingham; sisters, Helen Bennett and Laura Winters.
Survivors: his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Dolores “Dee” Buckingham, of the home; his loving children: Lori Buckingham, Atchison, Kan.; Adel Austin, Austin, Texas; Arthur Buckingham III, Atchison, Kan.; and Frederick “Rick” Buckingham and wife, Jetta, Arlington, Texas; sisters: Mary Knoch, Sun City, Ariz.; and Julia Ward, St. Joseph; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Doug Pohl and wife, Marge, Wathena, Kan.; sister-in-law, Cecilia Buckingham, West Point, Iowa.
Celebration of Life: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Gladden-Stamey Chapel. Military honors under the auspices of the Army National Guard November Team. A reception will follow the Celebration of Life at 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 407 N. Third St., Wathena, Kan. Mr. Buckingham has been cremated. Inurnment will be at a later date at Bellemont Cemetery, Wathena, Kan. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gladden-Stamey Chapel, St. Joseph.
Memorial donations to Cancer Fund for his daughter, in care of the funeral home.

James R. Gromer, 18

James Ray Gromer, born June 5, 1935, lost his three-year battle with cancer and passed away at home in Overland Park, Kansas, surrounded by family, on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

Jim grew up in Pattonsburg and St. Joseph, Missouri. He played the clarinet and saxophone with The Rhythm Rockers throughout high school, college, and in retirement. Their performances funded Jim's college education at Northwest Missouri State University, where he obtained a B.S. in Chemistry and met his wife, Barbara Ann LaMar. Jim and Barbara wed in 1956. He was deprived of his companion of 50 plus years when Alzheimer’s Disease took Barbara in 2012.

Jim taught science, marching band and music in Gower, Missouri., before moving to Maryland to work at Allegany Ballistics. Jim and Barb eventually settled in Overland Park, Kansas, where he worked for Sunflower Munitions. Jim completed his career as the plastics plant manager for Marley Cooling Tower Company. Jim loved music, fishing, traveling, cards and photography.

He is survived by his children: Kathy R. Gromer (J. R. Sobalvarro), Michael R. Gromer (Alison Gromer), and Tracy A. Gromer; his grandchildren, Jamie Sobalvarro and Mary Elizabeth; Matthew, Luke and Sarah Gromer; and his sister, Jill Gromer Ladas (John Ladas DDS).

 Graveside service at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, at the LaMar Cemetery, Elmo, Mo., preceded by a noon luncheon at the LaMar family home, 15766 Century Trail, Burlington Junction, MO 64428  All are welcome. Contact Kathy at with questions.


Richard W. Tilton, 34

TUBAC, Ariz. Richard Wallis Tilton passed away in Arizona on Sept. 20, 2014, after a brief illness. Born in St. Joseph on Oct. 1, 1934, he was a Central High School graduate, known for his upbeat personality and athletic abilities. His track record for the quarter mile still stands.

Rick married Carol Jean Schiltz (1934-1984), also of St. Joseph, in 1954 on NBC-TVs Bride and Groom. They are survived by their three daughters: Renee Tilton, Julie McCarty and Darcie Kent. Rick is also survived by Gail, his wife; step-son, Drew Bartlett; sons-in-law, Tom McCarty and David Kent; and grandchildren, Spencer and Connor McCarty, and Kailyn and Amanda Kent.

A respected executive, Rick was V.P. of sales and marketing for Westab/The Mead Corporation and president/CEO of General Merchandise Distributors Council, a national trade association, where he helped to advise on the original Tylenol crisis that resulted in the use of safety caps. In his free time, Rick loved to golf, travel and spend time with family.

Leon Miller, 45

Leon Frederick Miller (who lived in Maryville, Missouri for 60 years) was born in Springfield, Missouri on June 2, 1919 died in Springfield on May 28, 2011. Leon was married for 65 years to his devoted wife, Mary Belle Harmon Miller, who survives him. 

A graduate of (now) Central High School in Springfield in 1937, Leon was the state high school tennis doubles champion.   Leon Miller was an honor graduate from Southwest Missouri State Teachers College (now Missouri State University) in 1940, majoring in history and English.   In 1985, he was inducted into the university’s athletic Hall of Fame for his three MIAA doubles tennis conference championships in college.  He served as Alumni President in 1945-46.  It was in the campus library that he met his wife, Mary Belle, who he married on May 5, 1946.

Serving as a major in World War II, Leon was honored with a purple heart, a bronze star with two oak leaf clusters, a combat infantry badge, a European Theatre of Operations Ribbon with three battle stars and a Presidential citation for serving in the 79th Infantry, 2nd Battalion, 315th Regiment of the 3rd Army.

At the University of Chicago he earned his MA and PhD in Education before the Millers moved to Maryville in 1950.  At Northwest Missouri State University, Dr. Miller served at Chairman of the Division of Education and Psychology and Director of the Horace Mann lab school (1950-60), Dean of Instruction (1960-69) and then as the first Graduate Dean (1969-85).  It was under his leadership that graduate programs were first developed.  For most of his 35 years at NWMSU he coordinated campus accreditation reports.  In addition, he chaired the Little White House Conference on Children and Youth and was an AAUP chapter president. He received the Distinguished Educational Service Award from Phi Delta Kappa (professional educational fraternity) in 1982.  NWMSU honored him that year with the title of Distinguished Professor before his retirement in 1985.

In his prime, Dr. Miller was a distinguished university administrator at Northwest Missouri State University, who faculty respected as being true to his word.   He gave generously of his time to the community, being an after-dinner speaker at numerous events, where his joke-telling abilities shined.  Leon F. Miller was a loving father and friend, a humanitarian, scholar, and role model for countless students, faculty and community citizens.


Robert Straub, 61
Robert is the father of Delta Nu Teke Owen Straub, 961
Robert "Bob" William Straub, 78, of Kansas City North passed away unexpectedly on December 14 due to complications from a stroke after heart surgery. Bob was born to Floyd and Clara Straub in Kansas City, Kansas, and graduated from Argentine High School. He served two years in the US Army during the Korean War, and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, receiving a BS degree and a Masters' degree in Education. Bob was awarded a NDEA scholarship in counseling and was a Guidance Counselor at Eastgate in the NKC School District for 26 years, retiring in 1988.

Bob and Virginia, his wife of 53 years, are parents of two children, Owen Straub and Ilse Smith. Bob is survived by his wife Virginia, Owen and his wife Mary Straub, Ilse and husband Norman Smith, and nephew Doug Straub and wife, Lisa. He is the proud Grandpa of Isaac, Rachel and Sam Straub and Spencer and Haley Smith and Grandnieces, Jennifer and Hannah Straub. He also leaves behind cousins and other family


A memorial service was held Saturday, December 18th at Mount Moriah Terrace Park at 11 am. Family and Friends are invited to attend a luncheon and libations immediately following the service at their daughter's home at 14005 Supreme Court, which is approximately 5 mile north of the funeral home.

Mount Moriah Terrace Park, 801 NW 108th St., Kansas City, MO. 64155 (816-734-5500)
Condolences to:


Joseph G. Ochoa, 64

Joseph G. Ochoa, 75, passed away May 29, 2008. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday, June 1st at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO, where the rosary will be prayed at 3:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Monday at St. Thomas More Church, 11822 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Thomas More Capital Campaign or to the Redemptorist Church, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111. Joseph was born June 26, 1932 in Kansas City, MO, to Joseph A. and Frances M. Ochoa. He graduated from Redemptorist High School, received his B.S. from Northwest Missouri State University. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Delta Nu Chapter. Joseph served in the US Army during the Korean War. On January 30, 1960 he married Joan Meadows who survives of the home. Joseph retired from Honeywell (Bendix Corp-Kansas City Div.) after 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald L. Ochoa. He is also survived by his children, Joseph D. Ochoa & wife Catherine, James L. Ochoa & wife Jaqua, Jennifer E. Lusk & husband Randal; four grandsons and two granddaughters.

Published in the Kansas City Star on 5/31/2008. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown Jackson County Missouri, US

William Merrick, 72

Bill was born on October 15, 1937 and passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2009.  He was a resident of Arcadia, Oklahoma


Frederick Joyner, 90

Frederick William "Bill" Joyner, 71, Springfield, died Tuesday, January 26, in Christian Healthcare West. He pledged TKE in Spring 1957.

Bill was a long time Springfield Attorney and avid outdoorsman. He cherished God's great outdoors and requested that upon his death he be cremated and his ashes be scattered in a place that he held dear and that no public services be held. Condolences may be left on

Burial: Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.


Thomas W. Mooberry, 91,

Thomas Mooberry of Columbia, Missouri, passed away March 22, 2014, at Boone Hospital.

Tom was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on July 18, 1937 to the late Thomas H. Mooberry and Evelyn Wood Mooberry. He married the love of his life, Eva Unti, in 1959, and they had four sons. He was a most devoted husband and father who will be sadly missed by Eva, his wife of 54 years, his children, grandchildren and his many, many friends. He was truly "one-of-a-kind."

He spent most of his professional life in the Hospitality Industry. Among his many accomplishments, he was a highly successful restauranteur, country club and hotel manager. Though he worked many long hours he still made time for family activities such as coaching his sons' baseball teams, taking them fishing and Sunday afternoon barbecues.  Tom was a 25 year resident of Columbia having moved here in 1989 to manage the University Inn. He was an avid and accomplished golfer which was a lifelong passion and was a proud member of the "Three Dollar Club" at the Lake of the Woods golf course.

He had valiantly battled Cancer in the past seven years of his life, always with a positive attitude, a smile on his face and a great desire to inspire others to do the same.  Survivors include his wife Eva, sons Thomas A. Mooberry, Mark Wood Mooberry and wife Naomi, Christopher Mooberry, and Kelly Mooberry; and grandchildren Joni Redmond and Thomas Brian Mooberry.

Benny Johnson, 104

Benny Lee Johnson, age 76, passed away on May 25, 2016. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 34 years. He was an Air Force Colonel and an Aeronautical/Electronics Engineer. Benny was born on December 12, 1939 to Bert and Maxine Johnson in Shenandoah, Iowa. He attended Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, MO from 1957 to 1961. He joined Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity in the fall 1957 and received a Bachelor's degree in secondary education, majoring in mathematics, from Northwest Missouri State 1961.   Benny earned his Master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1979.

Colonel Johnson completed the Squadron Officers School at Maxwell Air Force, AL, Air Command and Staff College and National Security Management University. He joined the Air Force in 1962, he then transferred to the Air Force Reserve and retired in 1992.

He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church and was very active with many organizations including TKE (Fraternity), MOAA (Military Officers Association of America), VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), and American Legion. Benny had a generous heart and supported many other charities. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing, traveling, ballroom dancing and family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Krebs Johnson; his sons, Matthew Johnson and James Brett Todd; daughters, Anna Walker and Catherine Jolley; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.


Richard Gordon Dowell, 111

Richard was born April 21, 1931 in Coin, Iowa to Floyd M. and Viola (Peters) Dowell. He passed away March 20, 2005 in Galveston, Texas at the age of 73.
Richard's parents were handicapped with deafness, so he was raised on a farm near Coin by his paternal grandparents, Carl and Mamie Dowell.
Richard attended Coin Consolidated Schools and graduated from Coin High School in 1949. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy and was stationed in Hawaii during the Korean Conflict. He then returned to the area where he attended Northwest Missouri State University and graduated in 1958. Richard worked at many jobs, including oil rigging and his last job was as a security officer for the Bank of America in Galveston.  Richard is preceded in death by his parents; son, Joseph Dowell; infant brother, James and his brother-in-law, Bill Mannasmith. He is survived by his son, David of Forth Worth, Texas; daughter, Sheila and husband Dave Dartez of Westminster, Colorado; son, Stephen and wife Rosemarie of Fruitland Park, Florida; grandchildren, Sara Dartez, Mary Dartez, Thomas Dartez, Abigail Dowell and Jacob Dowell; sister, Dorothy Mannasmith of Shenandoah, Iowa; brother, George Dowell and wife Nellie of Shenandoah, Iowa; sister Marilynn Graham and husband Richard of Clarinda, Iowa; aunt, Thelma Dowell of Shenandoah, Iowa; a host of other relatives and friends.
Private funeral services were held April 23, 2005 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah, Iowa.Burial was at the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin, Iowa.


Richard Bauman, 130

Richard "Dick" Bauman, scroll 130, of Okoboji, formerly of Lake City, died Wed. Apr.,21, 1999, at Hilltop Care Center, Spirit Lake, IA.

Survivors include his wife Helen, Okoboji; Daughter Kriston Bauman, Seattle Wash.; sons Robert Bauman , Corning;and Stuart Bauman , Dallas Texas; Three Grand-Children; Mother Floine Bauman, Lake City; and sisters Jean Batz, West Des moines and Jolene Wilder, Cedar Rapids. He was preceded in death by his Father, Robert Bauman.

Richard Bauman was born Nov. 29, 1937 at Lake City. He graduated from Lake City High School in 1956, and received his Bachelors and Master’s degree in music education from N.W. Mo. State University, Maryville, Mo. In 1960 he began his teaching career in King City Mo. In 1961 he married Helen Bahr and they found instrumental and vocal positions in Irwin. He relocated to Creston in 1966, accepting a position as director of instrumental music at Burton R. Jones Jr. High School. In 1969 he re-established the Creston Jazz Festival. In 1976 he became director of instrumental music at Southwestern Community College. After being on the music camp staffs at Northwester Missouri State, Tarkio College and the Reggie Shive Jazz Camp, he started summer jazz camps at 1984. He was an adjudicator for jazz festivals in Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. He served as guest director of concert and jazz ensembles throughout Iowa and an Iowa all at festivals throughout Iowa, including the Iowa College All-Star Jazz Ensemble and an Iowa All-State Ensemble. He also served as district president of S.W.I.B.A.. He played professionally since he was 16 years old. He played with many area bands as well as the name bands of Warren Covington, Lee Elgart, Richard Maltby and the Des Moines Big Band; most recently he toured with The Si Zentner Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey Band, directed by Buddy Morrow. After a 34 year teaching career, the Bauman’s moved to Lake Okoboji in 1996. He started a big band in the spring of 1997.


Giles G Walter, 183

Frater Giles Gregory Walter, 69, Bethany, died Sunday, January 24, 2010.

He was born December 29, 1940 in Maryville, MO, the son of P. J. and Lorene (Klaas) Walter.

On June 15, 1963, he married Judith I. Morris in Maryville, MO. She preceded him in death on October 1, 2009.

Giles was the co-owner of Walter Brother's Inc. for several years and most recently worked for Ken Pratt Trucking of Platte City, MO. He was a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, where he obtained a degree in accounting. Giles belonged to the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a member of the Missouri Petroleum Marketers Association and served as Past President. Giles was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Bethany, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus #569 of St. Joseph, MO and Bethany Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include Daughters, Elizabeth (Joseph) McKune, Louisville, KY and Barbara (Nathan) Baie, Centennial, CO; Son, Gregory Walter, Nunn, CO; Grandchildren, Margaret and Katherine McKune and Carter Baie; Brother, Wayne Walter, Columbia, MO; father-in-law, Ray Morris, Mound City, MO; brothers-in-law, Phillip (Cindy) Morris, Oregon, MO and Glen (Liz) Morris, Mound City, MO.

He also was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law, Margaret Morris.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 28, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Bethany, MO. Graveside Service will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mound City, MO. A Parish Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday followed by visitation with the family until 8:00 p.m. at Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, MO.

Memorials may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Building Fund in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences may be left at


Robert Cotter, 212

Fraters, please keep the family of Frater Bob Cotter in your thoughts and prayers. On Tuesday evening, Frater Bob Cotter, 212 passed away after a battle with cancer.  Bob pledged TKE in Spring of 1961 and graduated in 1965. He was Prytanis in 1963, was chapter advisor from 1974 to 1978. He also had served as director of the Northwest Alumni Association. Bob was the owner and operator of Cotter Travel in Maryville and St. Joseph.

Services 11 a.m. Saturday at Wyatt Park Baptist Church in St. Joseph (2902 North Leonard Road St. Joseph, MO. Visitation will begin after 12 p.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph (3609 Frederick Avenue), where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening. The Delta Nu Alumni Association will be sending a memorial floral arrangement as well as honoring his memory at June Delta Nu Memorial Scramble. Here is the obituary from the Maryville Daily Forum.


Robert “Bob” H. Cotter, 68, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011 surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bob was born Aug. 20, 1942 in Los Angeles, California to Cy and Lucille (Wall) Cotter. He graduated with a Master’s Degree from Northwest Missouri State University, while there he was President of the TKE fraternity.

Bob served his country in both the Army and Navy Reserves.

He was a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church.

Bob owned and operated Cotter Travel, since 1985.  He belonged to the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and the East Side Rotary Club, where he received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.

Bob loved music and had a passion for sports, especially basketball.  He was a strong supporter of both Missouri Western and Northwest Missouri State universities.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Mary (Stevens) Cotter, St. Joseph; son, Chad Cotter and wife Debbie, St. Joseph; daughter, Erin Bushey and husband David, La Mesa, Calif.; son, Kevin Anderson and wife Chris, Liberty, Mo.; daughter, Kelly Anderson, Kansas City, Mo.; son, Kent Anderson and wife Lorenna, St. Joseph; grandchildren: Keatley and Jenna Cotter, Aubrey, Taylor and Keegan Bushey, Zac Anderson, Taylor and Travis Poretta, Mateo and Lucas Anderson; and great-grandson, Nicholas Chadwick.

Services 11 a.m. Saturday at Wyatt Park Baptist Church. Visitation will begin after 12 p.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening. Mr. Cotter has been cremated. Private family inurnment at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society. 

Michael D. Landry, 216
Frater Michael D Landry (ΔΝ #216), 65, of Kankakee, Ill., passed away July 20, 2007 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.  Michael was born February 12, 1942.
Frater laundry met and married Linda Reed at NWMSU, in 1964.  They were married for 20 years, and have two sons. He was a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor of arts degree and a master's degree. He enjoyed boating, canoeing, fishing, camping, traveling, gardening, and watching his granddaughters Irish dance.  
Frater Mike returned to Kankakee, and taught history at East Ridge and Kankakee high schools (1966 - 1993) until the mid-90s.  He was diagnosed with prostate cancer and given 18 months to live.  He took early retirement, and with his dog and his Toyota pickup, he camped his way around North America, traveling for months at a time. 
His objective was to visit every US state and he hunted and fished all the provinces of Canada and every US state except Alaska and Hawaii.  He also made a bonus trip to the Baja to see an eclipse.  Mike outlived the doctors' predictions by a decade, and never lost his sense of humor.  When the cancer metastasized, he did not whine or complain.
Those who knew Mike at Maryville would be fascinated to hear that he mellowed in his later years.  And as a good teacher, he is a legend in Kankakee.  Often when his wife meets one of his students they remember Mike as their history teacher and comment he was the best they ever had.
How many people get "a death sentence" as Mike did, and then accomplish what appears to be his "bucket list?" 
Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for the Preservation of the Kankakee River.  

Billy D. Scott, 223

Frater Billy Dave (B.D.) Scott, PhD., Emeritus Professor of Biology, Northwest Missouri State University, a resident of Maryville since 1960, died May 11, 2012, age 80. He was born May 19, 1931, in Floydada, Floyd County, Texas, the son of James Zant and Ruth Lorena (Johnston) Scott. On August 31, 1951, he married Janet Evelyn Weir and to them were born three children, David Carlton (Susan) Scott, Kansas City, Mo., Karen Elizabeth (Brock) Pfost, Maryvill; and Camellia Diane (Rob) Barmann, Platte City, Mo.

His Bachelor of Science in Biology was earned from Texas Tech University. He was a member of the Texas Tech Men’s Glee Club. He was accepted into the graduate program at Corvallis, Ore. Instead of enrolling at that time, he served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War. His service was spent in the Military Police training cadre at Ft. Dix, N.J. After the service, he returned to Texas Tech where he earned his Master of Science in Botany, just as his first child, David, arrived. Daughter, Karen was born four years later in Lincoln, Neb., as he was working toward his PhD at the University of Nebraska. The PhD was conferred on him at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., soon after the birth of his third child, Camellia.

He accepted a position in 1960, at Northwest Missouri State College (now University). During his tenure in the Biology Department, he received several National Science Foundation Awards, served on numerous academic committees, was an advisor to Tau Kappa Eplison fraternity, a pre-nursing advisor, and also sponsor of the Pre-Med Club. He founded the Junior High Science Olympiad contests held on the Northwest campus. For ten weeks during the summer of 1969, he was a “Visiting Professor” at the University of Illinois, Champain-Urbana, and was 1 of 30 participants in a 1972 National Science Foundation Summer Institute at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Bill was awarded a six-month sabbatical leave in 1983 to visit gardens in the South-Eastern United States. After a teaching career spanning more than 40 years, advancing from undergraduate assistantships to university professor, Bill retired from Northwest in May of 1991.

In the Maryville community, he was a member, secretary-treasurer, and vice-president of the Maryville Host Lions Club; charter member and second president of Nodaway County Genealogy Society; and served as chairman of the credit committee of Northwest Missouri Regional Credit Union. Genealogy was a passion of Bill and Janet’s, and for more than 20 years they traveled the United States, self-publishing six family histories. He was a creative person, a designer, innovator, and gardener.

B.D. is survived by his wife; his three children; and his eight grandchildren, Gretchen Scott (and fiancé, Reed Phillips), Emily Scott, Lizz and Jessica Pfost, and Eric, Jason, Matthew, and Janessa Barmann.

His body has been cremated; the family will hold a memorial at a later date.

Contributions may be made to the B.D. and Janet Scott Biology Scholarship in care of the Northwest Foundation or to SSM Home Health Care of NW Missouri.

Arrangements: Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

Charles Allison III, 245
Frater Charles Allison, DN 245, passed away the week of February 15th. The following obituary was printed in the Des Moines Register on February 21st.  Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Charles Henry Allison III of Gig Harbor, WA, was born October 3, 1942 in Osceola, IA. He was the first of three sons to Mary Catherine Winslow Allison and Charles Henry Allison, Jr. Chuck graduated from Clarke Community High School in Osceola in 1960, having participated in golf, track, football, and band. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in business, and was an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
On February 25, 1967, Chuck married Carole Lynne Wright of Stuart, IA. They were blessed with two children, Courtney Anne and Charles IV. Chuck enjoyed a rewarding career with the J.C. Penney Company.
The most important things in Chuck's life were his faith, his family including his dogs, and his love of the outdoors. He was especially fond of the time spent in Ely, MN, with his family, and the boundary water canoe trips taken with his son. One of Chuck's favorite vacations was to Ireland and Scotland, which he took with Carole, his brother, Jim, and wife, Wendy.
Those missing Chuck include, Carole; Courtney and her children, Taylor Mary Lynne and Joshua Charles; Chuck and Denise, and their daughter, Ashley Catherine; his brothers, John and Jim and Wendy; Carole's sister, Anne and husband, Ron Adamson; nieces, nephews, cousins, Jeff Rasmussen, Beth Allison, many friends, Oakley, and Dekker.
Chuck's family expresses heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the complete staff of Northwest Medical Specialties Hematology and Oncology in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. Special thanks also go to St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, and the outstanding, caring 4th floor nurses and doctors. For their service and personal support, the family would like to thank Gig Harbor Rexall Pharmacy. The family also recognizes Haven of Rest in Gig Harbor for their compassionate, professional services.
A funeral mass was celebrated February 18 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Gig Harbor. It was officiated by Father Hung Nguyen, our pastor and friend.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society website created for Chuck: , St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, or the Humane Society or animal shelter of your choice
Rollin E. Watters, 285
Frater Rollin "Rollie" E. Watters, Scroll 285, age 73, of Lake City and formerly of Baxter, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Baxter, Iowa. A private family burial will be held at a later date in the Lake City Cemetery in Lake City, Iowa.

Rollie was born in Lake City to Charles and Mirriam (Ives) Watters. Rollie attended and graduated from Lake City High School in 1961. Following school he attended Northwest Missouri State. He returned to Iowa and joined the family business Watters Appliance in Carroll, Iowa. Rollie married Jeanette Schaffer on May 28, 1967 at the First Baptist Church in Lake City, Iowa. The couple lived in Lake City where they began their family. In 1995 Rollie returned to college and graduated from NE Christian College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and then earned his Master’s in Theology from Andersonville Theology Seminary. He became the Pastor of the Baxter Congregational United Church of Christ in 1999 and served until 2014 when he retired. Rollie was a member of the Congregational Church of Christ in Baxter, was an Elder at Woodlawn Christian, and was a Boy Scout Leader. He loved the Lord, the Bible, and his family. He also was an avid reader, and loved to talk politics.

Lee King, 296
Frater Lee King, Scroll 296, entered the Chapter Eternal very suddenly on the afternoon of Saturday, August 9th, 2008. Lee was killed in a fatal car accident near Red Oak, IA. The funeral service was on August 13th in Papillion, NE. He was buried in Blockton, IA.
Lee was very active as an alumnus, participating in the efforts to plan and raise money for the new house, as then following in the open house and 50th anniversary celebrations. He also initiated the Whale program, and worked at recruiting large donations for Delta Nu. And if you remember the walk from 222 W. Cooper to 555 W. 9th Street for the 50th Anniversary, we wouldn’t have had the organized chants without him.
He was an active golfer, participating in the annual golf tournament as well as being active at his home golf course in Omaha, Tiburon. A tournament at Tiburon now carries his name, as does a fountain for a pond, for which he helped to raise funds.
Lee never hesitated to offer his opinion to help out a cause for TKE or to nudge others into getting involved. His family and friends will remember him for his smile, humor, generosity and enthusiasm for the things he loved and believed in.
Between now and the June 5th golf tournament, we will be discussing how to honor Lee for his commitment and involvement with TKE over the past few years. If you have any ideas, please email them to
Go TKE, Go Bearcats and Go Packers!
Here is his obituary:
KING-Leroy Carl, age 64, Omaha. Born October 3, 1943, in Blockton, IA and died August 9, 2008 during a traffic accident near Red Oak, IA. He was preceded in death by his father Eldon L. King of Blockton, IA, and his wife Dorothy Ann (Ray) King of Omaha, NE. He is survived by his mother, Imojean King of Clearfield, IA, daughter Chris (King) Magnus, (John), grandchildren Carly, Michelle, and Johnny Magnus of Muskego, WI; his son Brant King (Caroline), and granddaughters Ashlyn and Savanna of Hillsboro, WI; sister Sharon Byers of Saint Charles, MO, sister Alice Miller, Huntley, IL with niece Kelly Newsom, and nephew Greg Miller of Chicago, IL, brother William King and sister in law Betty of Omaha, NE , Brother in law Jim Ray of Mo and Mary(Ray) Adams,(Ray) and many special friends, neighbors and loved ones. As a young person, Lee joined the Blockton Christian Church. After graduating from Bedford (IA) Community High School in 1962, he attended Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, MO, where he met his future wife Dotty. He joined Tau Kappa Epsilon's Delta Nu chapter while in college. After retiring he enjoyed actively supporting the chapter. His working career spanned forty years starting by delivering newspapers that were brought in by passenger rail service. He also worked as a soda jerk, laborer, and salesman. He started working as a laborer on the Chicago Great Western Railroad, and held many positions on the Chicago Northwestern including periods in Des Moines, IA, Mankato, MN, Milwaukee, WI, and Chicago, IL. He retired as AVP of sales with the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, NE. Lee's life revolved around his family, work, and sporting events. He was active in all sports in high school and enjoyed playing softball after graduating. He continued to enjoy other sports as a spectator, and became an avid Green Bay Packer fan. He enjoyed golf, only wanting every shot to be a hole in one. As an active Tiburon resident he was an SID officer and committee member. Lee never forgot a face or name and his many friends will remember his strong political opinions and his great sense of humor.
Roger Horne, 319
Frater Roger Horne, of the Fall 1963 pledge class, passed away at the age of 71 on August 8, 2013. Here is his obituary.
Roger Allan Horne, son of Stanley and Mary (Hoover) Horne, was born October 14, 1941 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. After Roger graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1960, he went on to earn a Bachelors of Science in Education degree from Northwest Missouri State University, and his Master's degree from Oklahoma State University. Roger taught for 37 years and retired from Hickman Mills High School.

Roger passed away at his home in Belton, Missouri on August 8, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Robert, Ray, John, and Donald Horne. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Javin and Dena Horne of Baytown, Texas; son Jeremy Horne of Belton, Missouri; grandchildren Lakin and Brander Horne of Baytown, Texas; brother James Horne of Naperville, Illinois; sister Marilyn Black of Monmouth, Illinois; brother Richard Horne of Mesa, Arizona; others relatives and friends.
Services were held Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Mount Ayr with graveside services to follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
Jerry Knauss, 345

Frater Jerry Knauss, scroll 345, of Burlington, Iowa, passed away in his sleep this Saturday, February 26, 2011.  He was 68 years old.

Frater Knauss joined TKE in the Spring Pledge Class of 1964 and remained active in the fraternity well after his graduation from Northwest in 1966.  He was a member of the Delta Nu TKE Alumni Association and was an active alumnus, heavily involved in the new house fundraising campaign and the 50th anniversary and related events in between.  He was the author of the Delta Nu History that is posted under About TKE on the website.  To read our chapter's history, which Jerry worked long and hard to compile, please click on this link: or go to, then About TKE, then Delta Nu History, and then The History of Delta Nu.

His funeral was held Friday, March 4th in Burlington.  Memorials can be sent to the Jerry Knauss family, care of Lunning Funeral Chapel, 2620 Mt. Pleasant St., Burlington, IA 52601. In Delta Nu TKE tradition, when a Delta Nu TKE Frater passes into the TKE chapter eternal, we begin a memorial fund, benefiting the TKE house in that Frater's memory.   This memorial fund, which is funded through donations to the TKE House Capital Improvements fund, will appear on the Dick Wiles "Teke for Life Alumni Donor Wall" once the fund reaches $500. To make a donation to Frater Jerry's memorial fund, click on this link and scroll down to the Capital Improvements fund. In addition, donations can be made in Frater Jerry's name to any of the funds Delta Nu has listed on the Delta Nu website.

The Delta Nu Alumni Association sent a traditional TKE floral arrangement of Red Carnations to the funeral.  A few Fraters attended the funeral services.

Here is Jerry’s obituary

Mr. Jerry "JR" Knauss, 68, of Burlington passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Great River Medical Center.

Born January 11, 1943 in Fairfield, he was the son of Wilbur and Ruby Craig Knauss. In 1965 he married Mary Ann McGuire. They later divorced. In April 1984 he married Mary Breuer Kulp in Burlington.

Jerry was a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. He taught school for several years and later worked as quality control chemist at the former Freeman Resin.

Jerry was a member of Burlington Bowling Association where he served as secretary/treasurer, TKE Fraternity, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #150 and a charter member of Eagle Riders. He was an avid bowler, participating in many tournaments, bowled a 300 game in 2010 and coached for the Junior Bowlers League. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Mary "Tudy" Knauss of Burlington; two sons, Dennis (Judy) Knauss of Yulee, Florida and Pat (Marcy) Knauss of Burlington; daughter, Jacki Knauss of Burlington; step son, Jeff Kulp of Burlington; step daughter, Kris (Tom) Bernhardt of Fort Madison; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; step mother, Elnor Knauss of Guthrie Center; two brothers, James (Kathy) Knauss of Lake City and Richard (Ann) Knauss of Madrid and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3rd, in Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m.

The funeral service for Mr. Knauss will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 4th, in Lunning Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for PAW Animal Shelter in honor of Jerry's best friend, Huckleberry and the Junior Bowling Association.

Cremation will be accorded following the funeral service. 


Edward Locker, 346 
Frater Edward W. Locker, 69, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center.A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Interment will follow in Westfield Cemetery, south of Grinnell.Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, February 4, at the Smith Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to the Elks BPOE #1266. Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at is survived by his wife of 40 years, Connie Locker of Grinnell; his daughter, Kimberly Locker of Denver, Colorado. Also left to cherish his memory are his siblings, Joan Jones of Newton, Lois Innis of Grinnell, Phylis Dean of Grinnell, Bob (Sandy) Locker of Fridley, Minnesota, Ray (Karen) Vaughn of Brandon, Florida and Jackie (Phil) Butcher of Fuguay-Varina, North Carolina and Linda (Chuck) Templeton of Newton; brother-in-law, Harlan (Katie) Rouse of Hospers, Iowa and sister-in-law, Kathy (Bernie) Olberding of Dunnell, Minnesota; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Dick Wiles, 365
Frater Dick Wiles, DN 365, passed away on July 4, 2009. The obituary and funeral information is included below. The funeral was held Tuesday, July 7th at 10:30 a.m. at Price Funeral Home Chapel in Maryville.
Richard W. "Dick" Wiles, Maryville, died July 4, 2009.
He was born in Maryville June 3, 1921, to Carl "Mike" and Pearl Stapler Wiles. He graduated from Maryville High School and attended Northwest Missouri State University.
Dick served 3 1/2 years as a medic during World War II, mostly in the Southwest Pacific. Upon his return he married Marcella Tobin July 31, 1948, in St. Joseph. He worked for Nodaway Valley Bank for 45 years until his retirement in 1986.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Mildred Broscheid and Ellen Spoor and brothers, Carl "Buck" Wiles and Charles Wiles.
He is survived by his wife Marcella Tobin Wiles and five children: sons, Richard C. Wiles and wife Lynette, Jefferson City, Doug Wiles and his wife Leslie, Redfield, Iowa; and daughters, Linda Wiles and husband Mike Quist, Melanie Stoecker and husband Rod, both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Jennifer Witt and husband Mike, Columbus, Ohio; ten grandchildren: Rich, Sam, Martha and Truman Wiles; Kelli and Ryan Jennings; Derek, Bryant and Tara Witt; and Brian Stoecker; niece, Sherry Bell, Columbia, Missouri and nephew, Tom Wiles, Tampa, Florida.
Dick was actively involved in his community. Among his many activities were the Boy Scouts of America and Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Northwest Missouri State University.
Dick's involvement with the Boy Scouts spanned 35 years. He was a medicine man in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He received the coveted Silver Beaver Award for his many years of service and dedication.
Dick also thoroughly enjoyed serving as a sponsor for the TKE Fraternity at Northwest Missouri State University.
Dick's body has been cremated and Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville.
Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Maryville.
Bill Andrews, 367
His obituary from the St. Joe News-Press is included below. The memorial service was in Rock Port.
ROCK PORT, Mo. — William L. (Bill) Andrews, 63, Rock Port, passed away Aug. 21, 2009, at Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb.
Survivors: wife, Darlene, of the home, Rock Port; sons, Cort William Andrews, Leavenworth, Kan., Hugh Jason (Sarah) Andrews, Parkville, Mo.; daughter, Nicole Marie (Erick) Hagman, Grand Rapids, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Grace, Kayla, William, Emma, Gibson, Owen and Mazzie; parents, Vernon and Dorothy Andrews, Helena, Mo.; sister, Marcia (Rick) Irwin, Tomball, Texas.
Memorial Service: 10 a.m. Monday, First Lutheran Church, Rock Port. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.
Memorials: Community Hospital-Fairfax or Rock Port Optimist Club.
Obituaries and online condolences:
Services: Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.
Please remember to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Dennis A. Wood, 386
Dennis Wood,  scroll 386, entered the Chapter Eternal on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital in Savannah, Georgia at the age of 70. Frater Wood was born in Dow City, Iowa, on April 12, 1946 to Lloyd and Lucille Wood. He was a Veteran serving in the U.S. Army, a former Superintendent of Schools in Iowa, served in law enforcement in Denison, Iowa, and retired from the Effingham County Board of Education as an I.S.S. teacher.  He was a member of the 1965 Spring pledge class.
Woodrow K. Southard, 398
Woodrow Southard, scroll 398, born September 27, 1946, passed away February 13, 2013 in Omaha; he was 66 years of age.; He was a member of the Fall 1965 pledge class.
He was preceded in death by parents, Woodrow W. and Louise. He is survived by children, Amy Stevens and Eric Southard; step children, Alicia Thompson and Andy (Alex) Callaway; grandchildren, Beckett, Hannah, Hunter, Claira, Jack and Sam; sister, Connie (Marlowe) Weppler and niece and nephew, Tracy and Todd.;
The Memorial Visitation was held Friday, February 15, 2013 and inurnment followed at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the National MS Society. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST; Memorial Park Funeral Home; 5701 Center Street 402-556-2500;
Reginal Turnbull, 430
Mr. Reginald H. “Reg” Turnbull, age 71 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017.
Reg was born on November 3, 1946 in Springfield, Mo. the son of John Turnbull and Maurine Wilson. He was married on December 18, 1971 to Anita Propst.
Reg was a 1965 graduate of Maryville High School and a 1972 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, both in Maryville, Mo. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law in 1976.

After receiving his law degree, Reg moved to Jefferson City to begin his professional career as an Assistant Attorney General of the State of Missouri (1977-1981) and later became a Deputy Director for the Missouri Department of Mental Health (1981-1991). He went into private practice in 1991 and founded the Turnbull Law Firm in October 1999. He worked in his practice for over 25 years, specializing in elder law, until his retirement from Turnbull and Stark, P.C. on December 31, 2016.  He authored several journal articles, a chapter in a book, and edited and co-authored many other articles. He was a frequent speaker at many Missouri Continuing Education events and helped write legislation for seventeen bills that were signed into Missouri Law.

Reg was a member of the Special Needs Alliance, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Council of Advanced Practitioners, and a Certified Elder Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He received the National Powley Award for advocacy on behalf of people who are elderly or have disabilities. Reg served on the National Board of Directors of the Elder Law Attorneys and was local chapter President, receiving the Outstanding Member Award for two years. He assisted the State, Federal and various organizations with their Employee Retirement Plans.

An active member of the Jefferson City community, Reg served on the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission in the 1980’s and served as president for two years. He was a member of the Jefferson City Rotary Club serving in a variety of club positions: including president, several Rotary District positions, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was active in Boy Scouts including being an Eagle Scout, Cub Master, and Scout Master.

In recent years, he was a member and president of the Missouri River Regional Library Foundation, a vice-president of the Adult Basic Literacy Foundation, served on the Missouri Alzheimer’s Foundation Board for six years and organized local walks in support of the organization. He served on the Capital Region Ethics Committee for many years and was president of the Missouri End of Life Coalition. When his sons were younger, he served as president of the Jefferson City High School PTO and was an active supporter the Jefferson City High School Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Band Boosters.

Reg loved to spend time with his family and people in his community. He never shied away from mentoring others to enable them to have an exponential impact on their communities. He always had a smile on his face and making others laugh truly brought him joy.

Survivors include: his wife of forty-six years, Anita Turnbull; three sons, Bryce Turnbull and his wife Gretchen and their children, Stella and Brooks, of Overland Park, Kansas, Kyle Turnbull and his wife Amy and their son Cooper, of Overland Park, Kansas, and Ryan Turnbull and his wife Kaylin and their children, Gracelyn, Harrison, and Lillian, of Overland Park, Kansas; one brother, Jan Turnbull and his wife Jessarel of Los Angeles, California; and two half-sisters, Midge Glavin and her husband Michael of Holts Summit, Mo. and Beth Dyer and her husband Rex of Peoria, Il.

William L. "Bill" Costello,  481

William Lawrence “Bill” Costello, 65, of Malvern, IA entered into eternal rest on Oct. 22, 2012 at his home in Malvern. He was born Dec. 4, 1946 in Council Bluffs, IA to Charles Delmas & Harriet Ruth (Talbott) Costello. Bill graduated from Malvern High School in 1965 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State in 1971. Bill pledge TKE in Spring 1968.

Bill was a member of the Army National Guard from 1969-73 and from 1973-75 in the Glenwood unit. Bill was a fourth generation insurance agent in the Costello Insurance Agency, which was established in 1912. He was a life member of the following clubs: National Skeet Shooting Association, Southwest Iowa Sportsmen Club, National Rifle Association, Iowa State Trap & Skeet Shootings Association and America Trap Association. Bill was an accomplished shooter winning numerous awards throughout his career. He enjoyed traveling all over the country competing in both world and national championships.

Preceding Bill death were his parents. He is survived by his sisters, Georgann (Jan) C. & husband Gregary Franck of Ankeny, IA; Mary Beth Costello of Omaha, NE; 2 nephews, Gregary Wade Franck of Ankeny, IA; Travis R. & wife Marcy Franck and son, Keegan of Belmont, MA; extended relatives and many friends.

David E. White, III, 524

David Earle White III, 65, passed away in his home on April 9, 2016. He was born May 24, 1950 in Glendale, CA to the late David Earle Jr. and Martha (Boyd) White. David studied English and radio at Northwest Missouri State and began his career as a disc jockey in Ohio, Texas, and Puerto Rico. He later worked in sales and contract management for Kraft Foodservice before turning to technical writing at the conclusion of his career. He is survived by his loving best friend and wife JoAnne, his son Derek, his daughter Lauren, and two grandchildren Charlotte and Garrison, who filled his heart with joy. There was never a day he would forget to express the love he had for his family, A gifted storyteller, David never failed to light up the room with his wit and charm. He will be dearly missed. 

Lonnie (Lon) Milbourn, 567

Lonnie passed away on April 2, 2008 after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis.  Lon is survived by wife Teri, son-Christopher, daughter-Courtney, mother-Rosalie Bruning and brother Dennis and his wife and family.

Pete Greve, 580

Saturday, March 21, 2009, Frater Pete Greve, scroll 580, lost his six-month battle with cancer and passed to the Chapter Eternal.
Less than two weeks ago, nearly 25 Fraters from Pete’s era converged on his family’s house in Omaha and helped by completing a number of small, medium and large projects around the house.  It is the truest sense of 'brotherhood' and being a “Teke for Life” to help a Frater in need and this work weekend showed how important Pete was to this group of Fraters.  This link will take you to the news story of the weekend:
As you’ll read, Pete devoted his life to his family, numerous organizations, God and to TKE.  He founded the Delta Nu alumni association scholarship, which now bears his name, served TKE International, was on the team to resurrect the current chapter website, and had been a regular at the annual Delta Nu golf tournament.  At this year’s golf tournament on June 5th, we will pay tribute to Pete, as well as to Lee King, 296, who passed away tragically last August just after the last tournament.
IGREVE, Peter (Pete) Jay, Oct 26, 1951 – Mar 21, 2009 of Omaha, passed away peacefully with his family present at his bedside after battling cancer for 6 months.
Pete, son of Elaine Marie Leistad and Elliot Lee Greve was raised in Elk Horn, IA. He attended Elkhorn-Kimballton Public Schools, participating in football, wrestling and baseball. He graduated in May of 1970. He attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO from 1970-1974 where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, serving as president for 1 year.
Pete was a member of the TKE professional staff in Indianapolis, IN from 1975-1980 where he travelled to over 300 college campuses throughout the US during those years. He earned his MBA degree from the University of Indiana in 1981. Pete partnered with his uncle Edward Leistad as a sales associate with Safeguard Business Systems from 1981 until his death. His distributorship covered territories in Iowa and Nebraska.
He married Stacia Sitzmann-Shinkunas in Sioux City, IA in 1990.
While living in Sioux City for 16 years, Peter was a strong leader with interests in the Cosmopolitan Club, CMBC Men’s Ministry-Operation Timothy, Beginning Experience, Boy’s Club wrestling coach and active in Morningside Lutheran and First Lutheran Churches. Pete moved his family to Omaha in January, 1997 where he was a member of Millard Business Association, TGIF Tips Group, Millard South Music Boosters, St, Paul’s Lutheran Church in Millard, Boys Scouts Troop 60, Papillion, YMCA baseball coach, numerous men’s bible studies and Brookside Church. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 21 years and participated in the New Warriors Program.
Having been a lifetime St. Louis Cardinal’s fan with Stan “The Man” Musial as his favorite baseball player, Peter was very proud of the “Get Well” card he received personally signed from Stan Musial during his cancer battle. He loved college football with Northwest Missouri State Bearcats as his #1 team.
Pete’s ultimate passions included following Christ, sharing the Lord’s word and being a TKE, establishing the NWMSU TKE Alumni Scholarship Program in 2007.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elliot L. Greve and stepfather, Eugene Hoffmann. He is survived by his wife, Stacia M. Greve; children: Joseph Greve and girlfriend, Mari Longoria of Sidney, NE, Michelle Greve of Sioux City, IA, Keaton Greve and Elliot Greve, both of Omaha; stepdaughter, April Shinkunas of Omaha; stepson, Alan Shinkunas and girlfriend Amy Rasmussen of Chicago, IL; family of adopted grandchild Jackson Otto and his parents, Jason and Tracy of Lincoln, NE; mother, Elaine M. Hoffmann of Avoca, IA; sisters: Janice Norgaard and husband Eldon, Gwen Carman and husband Bruce; brother, Lee Greve and wife Nancy; stepbrothers and spouses: Nick and Barb Hoffmann, Jim and Maureen Hoffmann, Bill and Jenny Hoffmann, John and Bobbi Hoffmann; stepsisters and spouses: Karen and Larry Oller, Denise and Mark Schieber, Sharon and Gary Witmer, Jeanne and Rusty Wintermote, Nancy and Keith Holtz; other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers are cousins, Don Christoffersen, Brian Greve, Dave Greve,
Gerry Greve and friends, Bruce Barlow, Merle Jones, John Newberry, Steve Martin.
Honorary Pallbearers are the TKE's, Boy Scout Troop 60 and friends of Bill W.
William Bolyard, 609
Please keep the family of Frater William Bolyard, scroll 609, in your thoughts and prayers. He passed away on Tuesday, January 5th. His obituary can be found at this link and is included below.
William John "Bill" Bolyard, 55, passed away January 5, 2010. Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 9, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, where visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Olathe, Kan. Bill was born March 12, 1954, in Baltimore, Md. He was preceded in death by his father, Neason, and brother Bob. He leaves his son Brad and wife Kelly and their children Jillian and Ashlyn; second son, John and wife Maria and their children Rebekah and Austin; daughter Jennie Sue; mother, Claire Street; brother Ken Bolyard and sister Pat Isler.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-America Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Suite 100, 7611 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114.
(Arr.: Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816-523-1234.)
Published in Kansas City Star on January 7, 2010
Dean Nugent, 738
Frater Dean Nugent, 738, passed away unexpectedly at home on March 15, 2003. He was 48 years old, born March 6, 1955.  He was a member of the Spring 1976 pledge class and was Secretary in 1977.

He lived in KC for a while and managed several businesses after graduation from Northwest Missouri State University in 1978, was married for a few years but had no children. He had become a leader in the Knights of Columbus in North Kansas City and was certified and looking forward to teaching water aerobics before his untimely death.

He moved to Orlando  from Kansas City, MO in 2001 and lived with his sister, Shelley Claudin and Jimmy Helms.He was recuperating from some health issues and seemed to be doing much better when he suffered a heart attack and passed away.

Chris Sams, 870
Frater Chris Sams, 870, has passed away and into the Chapter Eternal.  Chris was a Prytanis of Delta Nu in the 1980s.  He died Wednesday, December 30, 2009, after a long battle with cancer.  Please keep Chris and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Chris' obituary can be found at this link for the funeral home - .  A copy of the obituary follows.
Mr. Christopher Crouch Sams of Fredericksburg, Texas passed away on Wednesday December 29th at his home at the age of 47 years.
Christopher is survived by his Mother: Patsy Ann Crouch of Fredericksburg, Texas Father: John Patrick Sams of Neenah, Wisconsin Son: Nicholas Sams of Seattle, Washington One brother and spouse: Jonathan Patrick and Mary Sams of Ft. Worth, Texas
Graveside services and interment were held Saturday January 2nd at 11:30 a.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery Family Chapel with Rev. Jeff Hammond officiating.

Billy Edwards, 921

William “Billy" Franklin Edwards passed away on December 14, 2017 after a long illness.  He was born on September 14, 1963 to Jess Alan and Martha Nell (Howard) Edwards in Smithville, MO where he grew up and In 1982 he graduated from Smithville High School. Billy attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. MO where he was a member of TKE Fraternity.

Billy farmed, worked construction and was working for Tire Supply in Kansas City at the time of his accident in 1990 that left hint a quadriplegic. After his accident he continued living on his own on the farm with the care, love and support of his niece and nephew Tanya and Aaron. He enjoyed sitting in the sun and taking in the country life and was an avid Chiefs fan. Billy truly look in all life could offer, living each day to its fullest.

David A. Ebright, 1049

David Austin Ebright, 44, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Nov. 19, 2012 from heart failure. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, followed by memorial services at 2 p.m. at North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Ebright Living Trust for the children's college fund at BMO Harris Bank, 105 N. Stewart Ct, #100, Liberty, MO 64068. David was born July 2, 1968 in North Kansas City to Arlon and La Donna Ebright. He married Tammy Hankins on June 28, 2003. David graduated from Park University with an Associate's Degree in Computer Science and went on to study at Northwest Missouri State University, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. He owned several transportation businesses throughout his life. He was a dedicated father to Dakota and Hunter and a loving husband to Tammy. David was a great friend who would drop anything to be there for someone in need. David was preceded in death by his grandparents. Survivors include his wife, Tammy; son, Dakota and daughter, Hunter; parents, La Donna and Arlon Ebright; sister, Heather VanPelt and husband, Jon; nieces Hanna and Jullina and nephew Jack. McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas city, MO 64119, 816-453-7700

Published in Kansas City Star on November 22, 2012


Jeremy Barlow, 1365

Frater Jeremy D. Barlow, 30, died on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 while hiking in Phoenix South Mountain Park.   He was hiking with fellow Delta Nu Frater Mark Partise.  The funeral was held Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 11:00 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Jeremy Barlow memorial music scholarship fund, c/o Northwest Foundation Inc., 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468.

Jeremy was born March 18, 1981, in Dubuque, IA, to Jeff and Susan Barlow. He is survived by his wife, Alicia L. Barlow; his parents; his sister and brother-in-law, Jill and Eric Gockel; and his grandparents Pal and Marilyn Adkins and Gerald and Bonnie Barlow.  Jeremy grew up in Maryville, MO, and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University, where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He loved playing piano, reading, and traveling with his wife.

A memorial fund will also be set up at Delta Nu. A memorial brick will be placed on the Donor Wall once the fund reaches $500. Please email Frater Steve Moss at  for more information about this fund.