Joseph L. Wolf, age 85, a resident of Chillicothe, Mo., died on Saturday, December 15, 2007, in the Veteran’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Joseph was born the son of Daniel and Mamie (Cooper) Wolf on Oct. 10, 1922, in Farmersville, Mo. He was married to Frances Figg on Feb. 21, 1948, in Chillicothe. Joseph was a teacher for the North Kansas City School District from 1956 to 1982. He served in the United States Marines as a part of the 4th Marine Raiders from 1941 to 1945. He and his wife lived in the Hale area since 1987, moving from Gladstone and Kansas City area. He attended the United Methodist Church of Hale. Joseph graduated from Laredo High School in 1940 and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1951. He was a member of the Hale Lions Club, American Legion and VFW. Joseph is survived by his wife, Frances of Chillicothe; one son, Terry R. Wolf of Fairbanks, Alaska; one daughter, Marcia K. Wolf of Silver Spring, Md.; two brothers, Donald Wolf of Osceola, Mo., and Danny Wolf of San Jacinto, Calif.; two sisters, Anna Sayre of Kansas City, Mo., and Carol Moore of Ellensburg, Wash.; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; one stepbrother, Dick Fleshman; and stepmother, Agnes Wolf. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe. A family visitation will be held at Lindley Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Stucker Cemetery, Laredo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hale Lions Club or the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, PO Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.