RAELLA LEA SHROUF

 RAELLA LEA SHROUF
 Raella Lea Shrouf, 47, of Meadville, Mo., passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, Mo.
 The daughter of John and Sharon (Cornelison) Blodgett, she was born March 29, 1966, in Kirksville, Mo. On Aug. 7, 1993, in Kirksville, Mo., she was united in marriage to Jackie Shrouf.
 Raella is survived by her husband, Jackie; her children, Chelsie Potter, Chassie Clay, Brooke Hurley and Bradley Shrouf; seven grandchildren, Kamryon, Lane, Maciella, Cole, Hailey, Teagen and Kinslea; her father, John Blodgett; brothers and sisters, Douglass Blodgett, Becky Brown, John Blodgett, Jeff Blodgett, Kelly Blodgett, Shellie Blodgett, Michael Blodgett, Timothy John (TJ), Tom Shrouf, Kristi Robinson, Gary and Lisa Shrouf and David Shrouf; her mother-in-law, Opal Joy Shrouf; several nieces and nephews and very large number of co-workers and friends that she cared for deeply.
 She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Helen Tate and David and L. Frances Cornelison; her mother, Sharon Blodgett; aunts and uncles, Sue Danner, Margaret Cornelison and Elbert Blodgett and two nephews, William "Billy" Shrouf and Jesse Shrouf.
 Raella graduated from Kirksville High School in 1984 and MACC Nursing School in 1996. She was a certified social worker/Director of Nursing. She worked at numerous health care facilities in Missouri and she was currently working at Pioneer Skilled Nursing Facility in Marceline, Mo.
 She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Meadville. She loved fishing, scrapbooking, any crafting, cookie day and Syfy channel.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, Kirksville, with the Rev. Keith Sisney officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hurdland, Mo.
 Pallbearers will be Swade Cornelison, Garrett Blodgett, Cole Shrouf, Jeff Shrouf, Daniel Teter and Jack Pulis. Honorary bearers will be Josh Robinson, Marvin Dennis, Tom Westfall and Garry Ray Blackburn.
 Visitation with the family will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, 2100 E. Shepherd Ave., Kirksville, MO 63501; phone: 660-665-2233. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

OBITUARIES

DOROTHY SCHROTH HANSON

 Dorothy Schroth Hanson, 89, passed away at the Cloud County Health Center in Concordia, Kan., on Dec. 11, 2014, after a short illness.  Born on Christmas Day, 1924, in Beloit, Kan., the daughter of Fred J. and Margaret Specht Schroth, she was the fifth of six children.... [More]

ELMER R. COLLINS

thumb

 Elmer Ronall Collins, 92, of Concordia, Kansas passed away peacefully on Dec. 13, 2014. He was a devout Catholic with a strong love of God, Country, Family and Friends. Elmer was born on March 24, 1922, on his family farm near Aurora, Kan., to Lewis and Rama (Slater) Collins.... [More]

SALLY K. WEST

 Sally K. West, age 83, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, Minneapolis, Kan. She was born in Bell County, Ky., to William and Amanda (Mink) Jackson. Sally married Raymond C. West on Oct. 19, 1953, in Kokomo, Ind. He preceded her in death on March... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Commission approves bond sale for dam projects

By Jessica LeDuc Blade Staff Writer  The Concordia City Commission approved the sale of $1.2 million in general obligation bonds to fund construction of the Plum Road and 21st Street dams Wednesday night. Chuck Boully with George K. Baum & Co., Wichita, told the Commission... [More]

Local bars join designated driver effort

Two local establishments will join with the Cloud County Chemical Dependency Committee to provide free soft drinks for designated drivers on New Year's Eve. Bartenders at the Rock Quarry and the American Legion will have wristbands available for designated drivers, beginning... [More]

Courthouse 12-18-14

District Court CIVIL Settled: Central National Bank received a judgment of $49,817.65 plus interest and costs from Ralph Boone et al, Concordia. LIMITED CIVIL Dismissed: The case of Meritrust Credit Union vs. Timothy Esslinger, Concordia, has been dismissed without prejudice.... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Four Panthers receive state recognition

 Four members of the Concordia High School football team have received all-state recognition.  Running back Drake Hake was named first team Class 4A-Division II All-State by the VarsityKansas.com and first team Class 4A All-State by the Topeka Capital Journal. A 5-7,... [More]

Panthers open league play with win over Bulldogs

MARYSVILLE — Concordia's interior scoring trumped Marysville's outside shooting. Marysville knocked down 11 three-point baskets, but a career night by Ian Nordell in the paint helped propel Concordia to a 76-64 North Central Kansas League victory on Tuesday night.  Nordell,... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos