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AALDERS, Renita D. MEADS
1965-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2010 - Renita D. Aalders, 44, of Windsor, Missouri, died Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at rural Windsor. She was born July 6, 1965, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of Edward Carl Meads and Virginia Arlene Cooper. On November 30, 1990, in Clinton, Mo., she married Joseph John Aalders, Sr. and to this union twin children, Jessica and Joseph, were born. Renita graduated from Windsor High School in 1985 and had worked in the home health Care field in many area homes around the Windsor area. She loved to hunt and collect arrowheads, gardening and going to garage sales. One of her favorite things to do in the spring was to hunt for mushrooms. Survivors include 2 sons, Christopher Ryan Kallas, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Joseph John Aalders, Jr., Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Jessica Dawn Aalders, Windsor, Mo.; her father and stepmother, Edward "Buzz" and Christine Meads, Windsor, Mo.; her mother, Virginia VanWinkle, Buffalo, Mo.; 3 sisters, Regina Lynn Mothersbaugh, Ionia, Mo.; Mischelle Lea Mendiola, Windsor, Mo.; Brandi Dawn Lynn Ziemann, Hobbs, New Mexico; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, including Leo and Mary Andersen, Windsor, Mo.; and Gene and Patsy Busker, Clinton, Mo. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

ABART, Gailard Brandon
1919-2011
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 11 2011 - Gailard B. Abart, 92, Clinton, died Friday, August 5, 2011, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton. In honoring his wishes, he was cremated with no services and burial in the Urich Cemetery. Gailard was born in O'Neill, Nebraska, July 24, 1919, the son of Charles and Florence (McCreath) Abart of Emmet, Nebraska. He was a WWII veteran who joined the US Army in March 1942 and served until January 1946 as 1st Lieutenant in Africa and Europe Theaters. He graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence and worked as a mechanical engineer and salesman. He was married to Mary Frances (Gillilan) Abart on December 21, 1942, until her death in 2004. Gailard was preceded in death by his wife and is survived by nine nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton.

ABART, Mary Frances GILLILAN
1920-2004
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 21 2004 - Mary Frances Abart, 84, Clinton, died at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton Tuesday, July 20, 2004. In honoring her wishes, she was cremated with no services. Burial will be in Urich Cemetery. She was born in Urich, July 17, 1920, the daughter of James William and Iva Ann (Dale) Gillilan. She was married to Gailard B. Abart. She owned her own bookkeeping service until her retirement in 1978. She was a very active member of DAR. She is survived by her husband, Gailard of the home, as well as other relatives and friends.

ABBOTT, Patricia L.
1947-2011
Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 4 2012 - Patricia L. Abbott, 64, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, in Clinton. Graveside memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 7 at Maple Hill Cemetery. Patricia was born December 21, 1947 in Kansas City, Kansas, to Charles and Alicia Abbott. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Abbott and Alicia Louise Todd; son Michael Abbott; daughter Melissa Comstock. Patricia is survived by her sons James and Robbie Abbott; daughters Kimberly Hannen and Tabetha Butters, and 14 grandchildren.

ABDOLER, Elizabeth Katherine BEISSENHERZ
1922-1999
Saint Lukes Evangelical Cemetery, Wellington, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elizabeth Katherine Abdoler, 76, Wellington, Missouri, died Friday, February 12, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. She was born April 1, 1922, in Jamestown, the daughter of Rev. Edwin H. Beissenherz and Magdelene Geiger Beissenherz. She married Leonard (Jack) Abdoler of Wellington November 6, 1949. She was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Church, Wellington, Women's Fellowship and Dirt Daubers Garden Club of Wellington. She is survived by her husband, Jack, of the home; one son, Richard Abdoler of Clinton; two daughters, Katherine Shroyer of Wellington and Kristin Brownfield of New Jersey; three brothers, Gene Beissenherz and Buddy Beissenherz, both of Wellington, and Richard Beissenherz of Liberty; one sister, Lucille Furkin, Chesterfield; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, February 14, at St. Luke's Church in Wellington. Burial was in St. Luke's Cemetery.

ABDOLER, Leonard John "Jack"
1920-2007
Saint Lukes Evangelical Cemetery, Wellington, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 19 2007 - Leonard John "Jack" Abdoler, 87, Wellington, died at Centerpointe Hospital of Independence on Thursday, September 5, 2007. He was born August 4, 1920 in Wellington. He married Elizabeth Katherine Beissenherz of Wellington on November 6, 1949. She preceded him in death on February 12, 1999. He was an Army veteran and worked as an industrial salesman. He was a member of St. Luke Evangelical of Wellington. He is survived by his son Richard John Abdoler and wife Debbie; two daughters, Katherine Elizabeth Shroyer and husband Chuck, and Kristin Ann Brownfield and husband Neal; grandchildren, Emily Abdoler, Rachel Abdoler, Elizabeth Abdoler, Patricia Abdoler, Joshua and Tammy Shroyer, Thomas and Tiffany Shroyer and Jordan Shroyer; great-grandchildren, Nate and Drew Shroyer and Austin O'Brien; half-sister Bertha Skold Westerman. Funeral services were Sunday, September 9, at St. Luke Evangelical Church with burial in the church cemetery.

ABERNATHY, Jason Eugene
1977-2011
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 26 2011 - Jason Eugene Abernathy, 34, Clinton, was born on Feb. 25, 1977, in Los Angeles, California, to Lewis and Marilyn Abernathy. Jay, Jay Bird, or Bird, as he was so fondly known to the family and friends, departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in Clinton. Jason confessed his faith to the Lord at an early age, joining Second Baptist Church in Clinton, under the pastorship of Rev. Elwood Johnson. New Beginning Baptist Church was his church home where he enjoyed seeing his children participate in the services. As a youth, Jason was very athletically inclined excelling in baseball. Second base was the position he played well. Jason was very proud of all his children. He was always busting with pride as he watched them in whatever sport they were participating in. Jason had a kind and sensitive spirit who was always there to help others. I always called him the caretaker because he was always feeding someone, paying a bill for someone or just being there for a friend and even a stranger. Jason leaves to cherish his memory eight Abernathy children -- Jason Jr., Jordan, Jalyn, Jae Pierre of the home, Tyler and Kobe of Los Angeles, California, Jaiden and Devan of Torrance, California; mother Marilyn Abernathy of Clinton; sisters, Tamara (Erick) Green of Winchester, Virginia, Carmen Thompson and Carolyn Solomon of Omaha, Nebraska; brothers, Chad Abernathy of Clinton and Raymon Graves of Kansas City; father Lewis H. Abernathy of Omaha, Nebraska; grandparents Carl and Virginia Nash of Clinton and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Friday, Aug. 19. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery, Clinton.

ABINGTON, Elisa Thornton "Lida" TAYLOR
1866-1933
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Elisa Thornton Taylor, youngest daughter of James Wyatt and Catherine Fitzhugh Taylor was born in Johnson County, MO., August 14, 1866 and departed this life Sunday, November 12, 1933. She was united in marriage March 15, 1885 to James Milton Abington and to them were born two daughters, Anna the wife of C. M. Merryfield and Kathryn the wife of V. K. Hines. There remain to mourn her loss the two daughters, six grandchildren and her only sister, Mrs. Anna B. Harris. Her entire life was spent in this community first on the farm west of town and after her marriage she resided with her husband in Windsor. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Roof & Peck Funeral Home. Burial was made at the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ABINGTON, Joseph F.
1856-1900
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Joseph F. Abington, at one time a resident of this vicinity, died in Walla Walla, Washington, Tuesday of last week, of cancer of the stomach. The remains arrived here Monday evening and was taken to the home of J. M. Abington. Lee Abington, a brother of the deceased, who went to Washington in response to a telegram announcing the illness of his brother, accompanied the body home. The interment was at Laurel Oak cemetery Tuesday morning. Mr. Abington leaves besides his aged mother who makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Perry, of near Sutherland, the following named brothers and sisters: William Abington of Warren County; J. M. Abington of this place and Lee Abington of Johnson County; Mrs. Charles Stewart, of Warrensburg, Mrs. Pet Gass of Dallas County, Mrs. Lee Perry and Mrs. Tom Perry of Johnson County. Deceased was a man of firm convictions, esteemed and respected by all who knew him. He had resided in Washington for several years, but occasionally visited his relatives here. Had he lived until the day of his burial, he would have been 44 years of age. A large circle of friends and numerous relatives mourn his taking away.

ABINGTON, Leland Carter
1868-1936
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Funeral services for Leland Carter Abington, who passed away Thursday morning at the age of 67 years, 8 months and 29 days, were held Sunday afternoon, July 5th, from the Leeton Baptist Church. Interment at Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor, Mo., in the family lot. Leland Carter Abington was born Nov. 3, 1868, the son of Susan Kirkpatrick Abington and William Abington, in St. Charles county, near Wentzville, Mo. When about six years of age he moved with his parents to Johnson county where he lived the remainder of his life. He was united in marriage to Lula W. Hall in June, 1892. To this union four children were born, Don of Kansas City, William of Leeton, Doris, now Mrs. Leland Cooper of near Windsor, and Earl of Los Angeles, California. Besides his wife and children, Mr. Abington leaves eleven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Lee Perry and Mrs. Lizzie Perry of Leeton. Mr. Abington was converted and joined the High Point Baptist church in 1905, later moving his membership to the Leeton Baptist Church where it remains.

ABNEY, Allen Lee "Al"
1872-1957
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Jul 9 1957 - Funeral services for Allen Lee Abney, 920 N. Fourth, who died about 6:45 a.m., July 5 at his home after several years' illness, were conducted at July 7, at Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home. Allen Lee Abney was born Oct. 14, 1872, on a farm near Nevada, Mo., the eldest of six children of John and Sarah Adkins Abney. Four preceded him in death, Will, Appleton City on Apr. 18, 1947, Pearl, Canon City, Colo., Mar 1, 1950; Frank, Billings, Mont., June 18, 1953; and Mrs. Herodias Dukes, July 26, 1954. As a small lad he moved with his family to a farm southwest of Clinton. When 14 years old his father, stricken with typhoid, died on Oct. 14, 1886. Later he left for the West, spending about 15 years before returning to Deepwater, Mo., where his mother had moved in the meantime. Her death occurred in Deepwater, Dec. 12, 1923. Mr. Abney, better known as "Al" to his friends, married Minnie Gregg of Deepwater and resided on a farm at South Greenfield, Mo., about 18 years before coming back to Clinton where they since have lived. About 12 years ago Mr. Abney suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered, and on July 1, 1957, again suffered a light stroke which resulted in his death. Surviving are his wife of the home; one sister, Mrs. Estella Pogue, 108 East Allen; one half-brother, Claude White, 310 South Water; a number of nephews and nieces, including Mrs. Thelma Henderson of Clinton; other relatives and friends.

ABNEY, Beulah Beryl ADKINS
1908-2002
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 28 2002 - Beulah Beryl Abney, the only child of Fred and Mary Adkins, was born November 5, 1908, five miles west of Deepwater. Beulah died on January 9, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Home. She lived her entire life in Henry County, attending the Independence grade school. She rode a horse to Deepwater to attend high school for two years. She was baptized into the Deepwater Brethren Church in 1925. Beulah and Frank Abney were married December 22, 1926. To this union was born one son, Howard Devere. Beulah and Frank farmed for 30 years, on a farm adjoining the farm where she was born. In 1956 they turned the farming over to their son and moved to Clinton. Beulah was a homemaker her entire live, except for a short time when she worked at the Forrest-Jolly Nursing Home as a cook, after they moved to Clinton. She then spent several years caring for husband, Frank, after he suffered a stroke. She also volunteered later at the Clinton Senior Center. She thoroughly enjoyed her family, her friends and working in her garden and always had seasonal flowers ready to share with her church. She and Frank enjoyed fishing trips to Table Rock Lake with their camper. Beulah was a deaconess in the Brethren Church. She always found something good to say about everything and everybody, never a harsh or unkind word. Beulah is survived by her son, Howard, and wife, Wilma; four grandchildren, Gary W. Abney of Belmont, Michigan, Thomas Keith Abney, Marvin Dale Abney and Susan Carter, all of Clinton; six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. One great-granddaughter, Rebecca Joy Abney, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, January 12. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ABNEY, Donna Lee WICKER
1933-1993
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Donna L. Abney, 59, Independence, died Wednesday, March 17, 1993, at Truman Medical Center. Services were Friday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in the Lowry City Cemetery. Mrs. Abney was born in Independence and lived in that area most of her life. She was a day care provider. She was a member of the Enoch Hill congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include a son, Bill Abney, and a brother, Paul Wicker, both of Independence and a grandson.

ABNEY, Harry A.
1906-1995
Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Parsons, Labette Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harry A. Abney, 89, died March 8, 1995, at the Parsons, Kansas nursing home, where he had resided since January 11, 1993. He suffered a stroke in January 1995. Harry had lived in Parsons, Kansas, for the last 48 years but had relatives living in Henry County. He was born January 5, 1906, in Henry County to Frank W. and Hettie (Nida) Abney. He attended schools near Clinton and Picker, Oklahoma, where he graduated from high school. On February 15, 1924, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for 30 years. Harry was serving aboard a submarine stationed out of Honolulu when Pearl Harbor was bombed at the start of World War II. He saw heavy action in the Pacific Theater and received many citation and ribbons, obtaining the rank of chief torpedoman before his discharge on March 1, 1954. He was a member of the VFW and the Eagles. He worked at a Parsons Car Agency and lumber yard before retiring. He and his wife, Eva, thoroughly enjoyed their home, gardening and fishing. He and Eva M. (Denton) Prescott were married September 20, 1948, in Springfield. Wife, Eva, survives but has been bedfast for the past 10 years. Harry faithfully went to visit Eva in the nursing home twice a day. They were haring a room at the time of his death. Other survivors include one stepson, Ralph Prescott; one nephew, Howard Abney, and sister-in-law, Beulah Abney of Clinton. Three brothers, John, Frank and Howard N. preceded Harry in death. Harry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parsons. Funeral services were March 11 at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial was in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military honors in charge of the Parsons VFW.

ABNEY, Howard Devere
1927-2009
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 11 2009 - Howard Devere Abney, 81, died on Friday morning, August 7, 2009, at his home in Clinton after a brief illness. He was born September 11, 1927, in Henry County, the son of Frank and Beulah (Adkins) Abney. Howard was diagnosed with untreatable cancer in early June. He is survived by his wife Wilma Jean. Howard and Wilma lived in the Clinton area throughout their lives with many years spent on the family farm southwest of Clinton on Old Pioneer Trail. In 1972 Howard and Wilma moved to Clinton. Howard began a second career of over-the-road truck driving, working for several different companies over the next 15 years. Many trips were taken with Wilma by his side as his copilot. One of the great characteristics of their marriage was their sweet companionship. In fact, Howard and Wilma were far more than husband and wife, they were best friends. Throughout the years, whether raising their family, raising crops on the farm or raising a dust cloud on their motorcycle, they were always together. Rarely would you see one without the other. Howard and Wilma invested their lives in their family and friends. Surviving children include Gary and his wife Debbie, from Huntsville, Alabama; Tom and his wife Brenda, from Marlin, Texas; Marvin and his wife Helen, living on the homeplace on Pioneer Trail, and Susan (Carter) and her husband Duane, living just south of Clinton. Two additional sons, Larry and Allan, died at childbirth. There are seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. In celebration of Howard and Wilma's 60th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2009, the entire family gathered to rejoice and to hear Wilma tell of her first blind date with Howard. A special place in Howard's upbringing and heart was filled by his grandparents, Fred "Grannie" and Mary "Mamma" Adkins. Howard served briefly in the United States Army following World War II, enjoyed fishing and in later years being on his Honda Goldwing, blazing a trail with Wilma across America. Howard and Wilma joined the Christian Motorcyclists Association in September 1990 and built friendships throughout 41 states and portions of Canada as they traveled in the intervening years. While Howard was a lifelong member of the Deepwater Church of the Brethern, he found great joy and spiritual depth in the CMA. Bound together by a love for motorcycles and Jesus Christ, Howard became more and more vocal concerning his faith in Christ as his Savior and Lord in recent years. For the last 10 years, Howard and Wilma have volunteered at the Clinton Senior Center where they have many good friends. Howard was remarkable in many ways as a devoted husband, a good father and an honorable man. He carried a reputation for his values. He stood for honesty, fair play, loyalty, hard work and for doing what is right. Howard leaves a respected name and big shoes to fill for his family. We are proud to call him husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend. Our lives are richer for having known him. He will be missed and will always be admired. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Monday, August 10. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ABNEY, Rebecca Joy "Becky"
1977-1993
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, MI
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Becky Joy Abney of Palmyra, Michigan went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1993 at Motts Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, after a two year long battle with leukemia. She was born June 15, 1977 in Dallas, Tx., to Gary and Debby Abney. Becky was a straight A sophomore at Lenawee Christian School where she played the flute in band and was an active participant in her youth group at Ogden Community Bible Church where her father is pastor. She flashed a contagious smile and greatly loved her many friends. She enjoyed exploring new ideas, often questioning her teachers as to the why and wherefore on many subjects. She liked to tease and baffle her doctors, like lying on a squeaky toy and making it squeak when her doctor would come in to check her lungs. When she lost her hair due to chemo she never tried to cover up with a wig, taking the loss in stride. She continued to bolster up her family and friends to the very end. a few years ago she had learned some sign language in order to converse with a friend. After suffering a paralyzing stroke in her last week, she was able to move her right hand enough to communicate with her parents telling them, "I love you." Through the two years of ups and downs, she never once blamed God for her illness. Surviving are her parents, Gary and Deb and her brother Eric; grandparents and family in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area and grandparents Howard and Wilma Abney, great-grandmother Beulah Abney, two uncles, Tom and Marvin Abney, one aunt, Susan Carter, great-grandmother, Nellie Hoover, Lee's Summit, and many others who knew and loved her. Becky's funeral was held at the Christian Family Center auditorium Saturday, October 16. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Grand Rapids.

ABRAHAM, Carolyn
1926-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 7 2003 - Carolyn Abraham, 76, Overland Park, Kansas, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at her home. A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, July 8, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Roeland Park, Kansas. She was born December 10, 1926 in Clinton. She was a member of St. Agnes Parish in Roeland Park. She had been active in a variety of organizations, including Easter Seals, Junior League and activities at her son's schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in 1991. She is survived by her son, Thomas Richard Abraham and his wife Lari; grandchildren, Alexa, Dean and Eve, all whom currently reside in London, and cousins in Clinton, and her dear friend, Betty Robins.

ABRAHAM, Etta Lou WISDOM
1928-2014
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 16 2014 - Etta Lou Abraham, 85, Butler, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Butler. She was born December 21, 1928, to Daniel Clion and Ruth Beatrice Batschelett Wisdom in Clinton. Etta Lou, one of four children, grew up in Clinton, attended Willow Branch Grade School near Montrose Power Plant and graduated from Clinton High School in 1946. She furthered her education at Missouri State Teacher's College in Warrensburg. On February 14, 1949, she married Leo Joseph Abraham and to this union four children were born. Etta Lou taught school for a few years at a rural school near Clinton. She later helped her husband on the farm. Etta Lou worked at Medicalodge in housekeeping for many years, retiring in 2004. After retiring from Medicalodge, she volunteered as a "Pink Lady" at Bates County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Chapel Bells Extension Club. Etta Lou enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, playing cards and bingo. She especially liked playing dominoes. She was always involved in the school activities of her children, served as a room mother every year her kids were in school and was active in PTA, even going so far as to ride a donkey in donkey basketball. Her grandchildren can remember her always taking them to garage sales. Etta Lou was the type of person who could whip up a meal with nothing in the cupboards at last minute. Etta Lou is survived by two sons, Danny Abraham and wife, Mary, Blue Mound, Kansas, and Steve Abraham and wife, Sara, Butler; one daughter, Patty Plunkett of Butler; one sister, Mildred Boehler of Butler; seven grandchildren, Joey Plunkett and wife Trish, Brandon Plunkett and wife Heather, Jennifer Gatzke and husband Chris, Ryan Abraham, Mike Abraham and wife Jennifer, Stacy Cobb and husband Matt, and Bradley Abraham and wife Kathy; 12 great-grandchildren, J. D., Joe, Scott, Leah, Kenny, Kole, Emily, Caroline, Gabe, Gavin, Peyton and Laney, and one great-grandson on the way, and a special friend and caregiver, JoAnn Unruh of Butler. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leo J. Abraham; son Larry Abraham; son-in-law Ralph Plunkett; brother Elvin Gene Wisdom, and an infant sister Wanda. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 16, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

ABRAHAM, Larry Dale "Abe"
1951-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 7 2006 - Larry Dale "Abe" Abraham, 55, Nevada, died Friday, July 28, 2006, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Cremation memorial services were Wednesday, August 2, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. He was born April 4, 1951, in Clinton, to Leo Joseph and Etta Louise Wisdom Abraham. He grew up in the Ballard community where he attended grade school and graduated from Ballard High School in 1969. He furthered his education at Central Missouri State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He was a dedicated conservation agent of 32 years for the Missouri Department of Conservation, serving the counties of Audrain, Johnson, Buchanan, Camden and most recently for 14 years in Vernon County. He is survived by his son Ryan Abraham, Columbia; his daughter Jennifer Abraham, Centerton, Arkansas; his mother Etta Lou Abraham, Butler; two brothers, Danny Abraham and wife Mary, Pleasanton, Kansas, and Steve Abraham and wife Sara, Butler; his sister Patty Plunkett and husband Ralph, Butler; several nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father Leo J. Abraham in 1994.

ABRAHAM, Leo Joseph
1917-1994
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leo J. Abraham, 76, Butler, died Tuesday, March 8, 1994 at a hospital in Butler. Services will be Friday at the Schowengerdt Chapel, Butler; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Mr. Abraham was born in Andover, S.D. and lived in Clinton before he moved to Butler in 1957. He was a farmer. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He served on the board of Shawnee Township in Bates County. Survivors include his wife, Etta Lou Abraham of the home; three sons, Larry Abraham, Nevada, Danny Abraham, Blue Mound, Ks., and Steve Abraham, Butler; a daughter, Patty Plunkett, Butler; two brothers, George Abraham, Brandenton, Fl, and Charles Abraham, Lake Havasu City, Az.; two sisters, Lorene Edinger, Salinas, Ca., and Coletta Preston, Sapulpa, Ok.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

ABRAHAM, Mary Cecelia LANGHAMMER
1891-1954
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Paul Abraham died Saturday, June 26, at the Clinton General Hospital, was a gentle release to Mrs. Paul Abraham of the Independence community who had been critically ill the past 1 1/2 year, having been in city and town hospitals many months of that time. She had returned to the General Hospital 15 weeks ago when her condition became even more grave, and there the end came quietly. Mary Cecilia, daughter of Joseph and Otillia Fisher Langhammer, both German immigrants, who came to find their fortunes in the rich farming country near Manchester, Ia., was born Dec. 25, 1891. She was born on Christmas Day and, according to the old legend, she was vested by that coincidence, with graces and gentleness of spirit and heart that destined her to be a loyal, unselfish character. She grew up near Manchester and there attended school. Early in the 1900's she came with her family to Leonard, Mo., and then in 1912 to Montrose, where her father, a stone mason as well as a farmer, did all of the interior of the Immaculate Conception Church and other buildings, long a part of the community. In February of 1912, she became the wife of William Bichsel and it was in November of the same year that they attended the wedding of Paul Abraham, whose bride was a cousin of Mr. Bichsel. It was less than five years later that she was a widow with two small children and Mr. Abraham had lost his wife and had three little folks to care for. Two years later Mrs. Bichsel and Mr. Abraham were married and the children, already distant cousins, became stepsisters and brothers and were so richly surrounded by love that they scarcely felt the loss of an own father or mother. In God's good time three boys were given to Mr. and Mrs. Abraham, splendid sons who completed their happiness. Mr. Abraham had been living at Andover, S. D., when he was married and he took his wife back there following the wedding in Clinton, performed by Rev. Downey. It was not until 1933 that the Abrahams moved to Henry County where they have since resided. Mrs. Abraham was devoted to her church, family and home and the arts of the housewife were both her pleasure and her task. Her husband and children who have called her blessed, survive as follows: Mr. Abraham of the home; children Joe Bichsel, Deepwater; Tony Abraham, Chilhowee; Leo Abraham, Clinton, Rt. 4; Paul, Kansas City; George, Omaha, Neb.; Sgt. Charles Abraham, stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood; Mrs. Lorence Edinger, Salinas, Calif.; and Mrs. Coletta Bichsel Taylor, Ft. Scott, Kan.; four brothers, John and Wm. Langhammer, Leonard, Mo.; George Langhammer, Clinton, and Albert Langhammer, Kansas City; also two sisters: Mrs. Anna Lawrence, Manchester, Ia.; and Mrs. Clara Bagby, Winthrop, Ia. Funeral services, with Sickman and Dunning in charge, were conducted at the Holy Rosary Church Monday.

ABSTON, Lena
1913-1999
Blue Ridge Lawn Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lena Abston, 85, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Clinton Healthcare. Among survivors is her nephew, Alvin Stayton, Windsor.

ACKER, Charley Everette
1919-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charley E. Acker, 76, Windsor, died Thursday, August 17, 1995, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born February 7, 1919, in Benton County near Windsor, the son of Frank Phillip Acker and Nannie Pearl Chaney Acker. On January 15, 1944, in Kansas City, Kansas, he married Dorothy Margaret Ziegel, who survives of the home. Mr. Acker was a heavy construction machinery operator working from Union Local #101, in Sedalia. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Windsor. In addition to his wife, Mr. Acker is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Henry Riddle, Windsor; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Chris and Penny Riddle, Windsor; a brother, Lonnie Acker, Cole Camp; four sisters, Bernice Jordan and Mable Haynes, both of Windsor, Minnie Christian, Overland Park, Ks., Helen Green, Brenham, Texas; several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by two brothers Phillips and H. P. Acker and a sister, Maude Chryst. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 19, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ACKER, Dorothy Margaret ZIEGEL
1924-2015
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Dorothy M. Acker, 90, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born April 4, 1924 near Manila, MO, the daughter of Irvin Charles Ziegel and Hallie Opal (Howery) Ziegel. On January 15, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas, she married Charley Everette Acker and he preceded her in death on August 17, 1995. In addition to being a homemaker, Dorothy was an assembly line worker, working at the Windsor International Shoe Factory. She also worked for Town and Country Shoes in Sedalia and Rival Manufacturing in Clinton before her retirement. Dorothy was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed reading and knitting and crocheting crafts. Survivors include a daughter Carolyn Riddle and her husband Henry, Windsor, MO; a great-granddaughter Shelby Williams, Windsor, MO; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a grandson Chris J. Riddle and a sister Viola Coffey. Funeral Services will be Sunday, January 11, 2015, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ACKER, Edna L. SMART
1911-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2004 - Edna L. Acker, 92, Windsor, died early Wednesday morning, February 25, 2004, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born September 16, 1911, in Benton County, near Warsaw, the daughter of Alexander Hamilton Smart and Laura Grace (Kays) Smart. She moved to the Windsor area with her parents in 1921 and attended a one-room schoolhouse near her home and later graduated from Windsor High School. On December 24, 1936, in Sedalia, she married Robert Philip Acker, who died June 28, 1985. She was a homemaker and member of Windsor First Baptist Church., She had also worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory. Survivors include two brothers, C. Ralland Smart, Springfield, and Paul Smart, Edwards; a sister, Trilba Hansen, Lee's Summit; two nieces, Carol and Debby, and three nephews, Dennis, Danny and Damon. She was preceded in death by a sister, Erma Lucille Smart. Funeral services were Friday, February 27, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ACKER, Garland
1909-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Garland Acker, 85, Windsor, died Friday, July 29, 1994, at his home in Windsor. Funeral services were Monday, August 1, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. Mr. Acker was born February 9, 1909, in Benton County, the son of Fred L. Acker and Hattie Garland Acker. On January 22, 1930, in Sedalia, he married Norma Chloa Egbert, who preceded him in death May 8, 1987. He was a retired farmer. He worked at area cattle sale barns for many years. He was also a dairy farmer and sold bottled milk in Windsor for several years. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Francis D. (Chick) Acker, Windsor; two daughters, Norma J. Gorsett, Excelsior Springs; Sandra K. Bonner, Independence; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

ACKER, Harvey Paul
1909-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - H. P. Acker, 85, Windsor, died Sunday, July 23, 1995, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born December 24, 1909, in Benton County, near Windsor, the son of Frank Phillip Acker and Pearl Nancy Chaney Acker. On December 31, 1930, in Sedalia, he married Margaret Fern Walkup, who preceded him in death May 18, 1994. Mr. Acker was a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a 50 year member and Past Master of the Windsor Masonic Lodge 29 and was also a member of the El Dorado Methodist Church, near Windsor. Survivors include a son, Walter (Shorty) Acker, Windsor; a daughter, Ruth Elizabeth Marshall, Rockville, Maryland; a daughter-in-law, Marjorie Acker, Merriam, Kansas; six grandchildren, Megan, Allison, Courtney and Kyndal; two brothers, Charley Acker, Windsor, Lonnie Acker, Cole Camp; four sisters, Minnie Christian, Overland Park, Ks., Helen Green, Brenham, Texas; Burnice Jordon and Mable Haynes, both of Windsor. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Acker, Sr. and a son-in-law, Jay Marshall. Funeral services will be Thursday at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ACKER, Kenneth W. Jr.
1962-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Kansas City MO, Nov 3 1999 - Kenneth W. Acker Jr., 37, Merriam, KS, died November 1, 1999, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam. He was born July 2, 1962, in Windsor, MO, the son of Kenneth W. Acker Sr. and Marjorie Ann (Roark) Acker. Kenneth worked for an Auto Body Shop. He attended Pittsburg State University and was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Spring Hill, KS; Scottish Rite; the Abdallah Temple, Overland Park, KS; and he attended a Methodist Church. Survivors include his mother, Marjorie Acker, Merriam, KS; a sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Rob Humphreville, Mission, KS; a nephew, Ryan Humphreville; maternal grandmother, Katie Roark, Windsor, MO; and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 4, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor; burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ACKER, Margaret Fern WALKUP
1910-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fern Acker, 83, Windsor, died Wednesday, May 18, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born July 17, 1910, in Windsor, the daughter of Walter Bert Walkup and Elizabeth Posson Walkup. On December 31, 1930, Sedalia, she married Harvey Paul Acker, who survives at the home in Windsor. Mrs. Acker was a homemaker and farm wife. She also was a wallpaper hanger in the Windsor area for many years. She was a member of the Old Brandon Methodist Church, where she was the pianist and organist for many years, and the Maple Grove Farm Club. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Walter (Shorty) Acker, Windsor; a daughter, Ruth Elizabeth Marshall, Rockville, Maryland; six grandchildren, Sheryl, Becky, Ken, Jr., Chandra, Curt and Melissa; three great-grandchildren, Megan, Allison and Courtney; a brother, Rae Walkup, Kansas City; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Acker, Sr., and son-in-law, Jay Marshall. Funeral services will be Sunday, May 22, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ACKERMAN, Anna JONES
1877-1919
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Anna Ackerman died at the St. John's Hospital in Springfield, April 23rd, with paralysis, having been stricken just five days before. Deceased maiden name was Anna Jones and she was born in Clinton about 42 years ago. She married Ira Ackerman about 17 years ago, but he died 13 years ago, leaving her with a little son, Chester, who is now 14. She made Clinton her home with her mother, Mrs. Mary Jones, until a few years ago, when they moved to Springfield, which had since been their home. Besides her mother and son, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Jennie Collier, of LaDue; and two brothers, Billy and Jack Jones of Clinton. She was a good woman, industrious and kind to all about her. She had been a member of the Christian church for years. Her body was brought to Clinton and the funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Friday afternoon. Burial in Englewood beside her husband.

ACKERMAN, Charles
abt 1857-1899
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Charles Ackerman died Wednesday at noon. He had been confined to his bed six weeks with abscess of liver. He leaves a father who resided with him, a wife and four children, the eldest, Mrs. Don McClure, who resides in Kansas City, two little girls and a boy three years old. The remains were taken to Bethlehem for burial Thursday. Deceased was about 42 years of age.

ACKERMAN, Ira Winfred
1877-1905
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Henry County Republican, Thursday, Sep 7 1905 - Ira W. Ackerman died Friday, September 1st at 4:50 p.m. at his home at Fourth and College streets, after having suffered from typhoid fever since the second of August. His funeral occurred Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Third street Christian church. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery. The services will be in charge of the K. P. and M. W. A. lodges, in both of which Mr. Ackerman was a member in good standing. Mr. Ackerman was born near Butler, in Bates county, October 9th, 1877. With his parents he moved to this city and received his education in the public schools. Later he accepted a position with Standard Oil Company in this city, remaining with that company for several years. Mr. Ackerman was married to Miss Annie Jones of this city, February 8, 1899. Mrs. Ackerman and a little son born December 14th 1904, survive him. His father and one brother also are living. Mr. Ackerman was employed in the warehouse of the Crome Wholesale Co., when he was taken ill, having been with that company for four years. He was a universal favorite with his employers and was a steady worker.

ACKERMAN, Sarah C. TRUSHELL RIDDLE
1859-1931
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Nov 26 1931 - Sarah Trushell was born July 25, 1859 at Scio, Ohio, and died, November 21, 1931, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Sorter. She was married to Geo. Riddle in 1878. One child, a daughter, was born to this union, who survives her and who did all that a loving daughter could do to make her last years comfortable and happy. In 1892 Mrs. Riddle was united in marriage to Clarence Ackerman at Clinton. He preceded her to the Land Beyond, about thirteen years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter Mrs. C. E. Sorter, of Clinton, a stepson, A. D. Ackerman, of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. John Hubenthal, of Gary, Ind.; four brothers, John and James Trushell, Clinton; Henry Trushell, Gary, Ind., and Mike Trushell, St. Louis; one niece, Mrs. Clarence Johnson, Racine, Wisc., all of whom were present during the last days of her illness. Deceased was beloved by all who knew her, a friend indeed, to those who needed her assistance or sympathy. Cheerfully bearing the burdens of life which had been many for during her stay on earth she will be greatly missed by a host of friends as well as her entire family. The funeral services were conducted Monday morning. Interment was in Englewood.

ACKLIN, Jesse M.
1935-2001
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 3 2001 - Jesse M. Acklin, 65, formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday morning, May 2, 2001, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia. He was born August 8, 1935, in Norfork, Arkansas, the son of Harvey John Acklin and Opal Ellen (Clark) Acklin. He was preceded in death by his parents. He had lived in Windsor with his parents before moving to Four Seasons Living Center in Sedalia. he worked at the Sheltered Workshop in Sedalia. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. He is survived by a brother, Harvey B. Acklin, Windsor; a sister, Patricia Acklin, Kansas City; several nieces and nephews, and an aunt, Nova Schenewark, Windsor. Funeral services will be Friday, May 4, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

ACKLIN, Opal E. CLARK
1912-1993
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Opal E. Acklin, 81, formerly of Windsor, died Thursday evening, October 28, 1993 at Brookside Nursing Center in Sweet Springs. She was born in Baxter County, Arkansas, on January 20, 1912, the daughter of Jessie Franklin Clark and Nancy Belle Hamilton Clark. On March 30, 1931, in Baxter County, Arkansas, she married Harvey John Acklin who preceded her in death on January 7, 1971. Mrs. Acklin was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Windsor. She is survived by two sons, Jessie M. Acklin, Sedalia, and Harvey B. Acklin, Smithton; one daughter, Patricia L. Acklin; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nova Schenewark, Windsor, and Mary Watley, Clinton. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 31, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in the Carpenter Cemetery in Chilhowee.

ACOCK, James Decker
1811-1893
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 7 1893 - James D. Acock died in Leesville township, Jan. 2 after a lingering illness of many years. He was born in Logan county, Ky., Jan. 27, 1811, coming here in 1838. Elder Biggs conducted the funeral and burial was in Tebo cemetery.

ACREE, William A.
1921-2006
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 13 2006 - William A. Acree, 85, Warrensburg, died Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Warrensburg, Missouri. He was born on March 5, 1921, at Point, Louisiana, the son of William W. and Tina Carter Acree. He grew up in Point, Louisiana and entered the United States Air Force in 1942. He served during World War II in the Pacific Theater and retired from the military in 1963 having served for 20 years and 6 months. On August 9, 1964, he married Neva I. Lucas. They made their home in Smithton and Sedalia before moving to Warsaw in 1979. After moving to Warsaw, he was employed by the Benton County Courthouse as a custodian for several years. For the past four years, he had been a resident of the Missouri Veteran's Home in Warrensburg. He was a faithful me member and deacon of the Popular Baptist Church of Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his wife Neva on January 7, 1988. Surviving are one daughter Patricia Ann Harrell and her husband Bob, Clinton; a granddaughter Amber Woodrome and her husband Quentin, and a great-grandson Ryan, all of Grandview; a sister Orie Davis, Denton, Texas, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Friday, December 15, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial and military rites will be at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ADAIR, Abner Ellis
1832-1920
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Examiner, Independence, MO - Was A Mason Sixty Years - A. E. Adair, Whose Father Built First House In Independence Is Dead - Abner Ellis Adair, who was born in Independence 88 years ago, died in St. Louis, the other day and was buried near Chilhowee, Mo., Friday under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge. He had been a member of that order for sixty years and at one time belonged to Westport Lodge. Mr. Adair was born in a double log house, which stood for years, just back of the old Jones Hotel in Independence. His father, Abner J. Adair, was born at old Fort Harodsburg, Ky., the family having come to that section from Virginia with Daniel Boone's party. The Adairs came to Missouri Territory in 1818, and settled near Liberty, in Clay county. In 1823 it removed to Jackson county and settled on a spot where Independence is now located. Abner J. Adair helped plat the town of Independence and built the first house there. It stood on Maple Avenue, where the air Line station now is. Joseph Adair, who died a few years ago at Clinton, was born there in 1827, and he was the first white child born in Independence. Later the family owned 230 acres of land located where the entrance of Swope Park now is. Abner Ellis Adair's mother was Miss Mary Adkins, a first cousin to Samuel Houston, the president of the Republic of Texas. The Adairs were also kinsman of John Adair, at one time governor of Kentucky and were also related to the Desha family of that state. When a young boy, Mr. Adair was employed in the office of the Western Expositor, the first newspaper in Independence. In 1851 Abner E. Adair, in company with that noted plainsman, F. X. Aubrey, made a trip to California, returning a year later via the Isthmus of Panama. He was then 20 years old and for two terms taught school in Independence. At the outbreak of the War between the States, Abner Adair enlisted in the Confederate army and was in the 16th Missouri Inf. Co. F., Parson's Brigade. He surrendered at Shrevesport, La., in 1865, having served the South four years and 3 months. Returning to Jackson county he was married to Miss Nancy J. Douglas, a daughter of John Douglas at Blue Mills. His wife died in 1869 leaving a six days old baby son. That son is A. J. Adair, now editor of the Odessa Democrat. At the death of his wife, Abner Adair went to Texas, where he spent several years and then returned to the farm of a brother, near Clinton, Mo., where he made his home for a number of years. Mr. Adair was the last of the boys of a large family. A sister, Mrs. Sue Owens, resides in St. Louis and another sister, Mrs. Mary Hopkins, lives in Gonzales county, Texas. For many years Mr. Adair has been a member of the Christian church and his funeral was conducted Friday by Rev. A. N. Lindsey of Clinton. During one of Mr. Adair's trips to the Pacific coast, his party were the first white men to pass through northern Arizona. In that region in 1851, Indians attacked the camp of the travelers and Mr. Adair was severely wounded and when found by his companions after the battle, was thought to be dead as his skull was crushed with a tomahawk. His comrades strapped the wounded man across the back of a pack mule and after traveling for three days the party reached a small fort where medical aid was received and Mr. Adair revived.

ADAIR, Earl Howard
1889-1930
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Earl Adair died at the hospital at Fulton about noon, Thursday, August 26th. The telegraph message received by his relatives, stated that his death was unexpected. Earl Adair was born at Calhoun, September 26, 1889 and came to Clinton with his parents when he was six years old. His father, Ike Adair, served as sheriff of this county when Earl was a small lad. Earl attended school in Clinton and as he liked agriculture, he went to Columbia, where he attended the College of Agriculture at the university. He was united in marriage June 11, 1912, to Miss Flossie Stark. She survives him, with their two beautiful daughters, Anna Marie, aged 14, and Alla, aged 8. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Alla Adair and one brother, John Adair, of Clinton. At the time of his marriage, he was employed at the People's National Bank and a few years later, took the Civil Service examination and for a number of years, was the popular carrier on Route 5 in Clinton. It was while working on this route that his health failed. He was taken to a great specialist in St. Louis, who found that nothing could be done. After a period in the hospital there, he was taken to Fulton hospital. Deceased was a member of the Elks, serving as their treasurer for eight years. He was happy in his relationships with life, a genial and courteous friend, a devoted husband and father. He was ever thoughtful of his loved ones. His funeral will be conducted Thursday afternoon at the home of his wife's mother, Mrs. Harry Feldott, on South Second street. The burial will be in Englewood.

ADAIR, Elzie BURNS
1897-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elzie Adair, 95, of Windsor, died Wednesday morning, August 12, at Resthaven of Windsor Nursing Home. She was born July 1, 1897, in Osage Iron Town, Missouri, the daughter of Robert Lee and Martha Ann Ash Burns. On April 21, 1917, in Osage Iron Town, she married Ray Finis Adair who preceded her in death on February 2, 1990. She was a homemaker and also worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for several years. She is survived by a son, Malcome Adair of Manchester, Conn.; a daughter, Gerry Warner of Windsor; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor on Friday, August 14. Burial will be at the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

ADAIR, Emma "Emily"
1864-1925
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Emma Adair died in St. Louis at 3 a.m. Wednesday in the Barnes hospital. She had gone to the city about two weeks before Wednesday of last week when she had a fibroid tumor removed, and got along nicely until pneumonia developed, which caused her death. Her sister, Mrs. S. T. Neill, was summoned and went the day before she died arriving in the city just a few hours previous to her death. Miss Emma was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Adair, and had lived all her life at the beautiful homestead north of Clinton 11 miles, in the Shawnee Mound neighborhood. There she comforted and cared for her dear parents all through their declining years, and mothered her nephew, Lock Bowman. She had been his home maker since the death of his wife. Hers was indeed a beautiful and unselfish life, always thinking and living for others. She always had a word of cheer and kindly greeting for her friends and remembered to tell them the happy things she knew and do the little kindnesses that makes life possible. She was educated at the old Baird College of Clinton, and was a true gentlewoman - one who knew the arts of the home as well as being talented in other things. She leaves one brother, H. Clay Adair, of St. Louis, and two sisters - Mrs. Hale Montgomery and Mrs. S. T. Neill of Clinton. Miss Emma was converted many years ago and was a member of the Baptist church in Clinton, and in her every day living she practiced her Christianity. The body was brought to Post Oak on the Rock Island Thursday morning and taken to her home where the funeral was held Thursday afternoon. Interment in Englewood.

ADAIR, George Emery
1905-1991
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - George Emery Adair, 85, Route 1, Chilhowee, passed away Thursday, July 25, 1991, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. He was born September 4, 1905, at Warrensburg, the son of Daniel Webster and Effie (Wayman) Adair. He lived in the Warrensburg area before moving to Chilhowee where he was a dairyman and farmer. He drove a school bus for the Chilhowee School for several years. On April 13, 1938, he was married to Helen Louise Wood at Kansas City. She preceded him in death on May 20, 1965. After her death, he worked for the Chilhowee schools as a janitor until his retirement. He was associated with the Chilhowee Fair from its beginning until 1990, and then served as honorary advisor. He was a member of the Chilhowee Antique Farm Machinery Collector's Organization and was a great supporter and helped in the restoration of the old Courthouse at Warrensburg. He was a member of the Chilhowee United Methodist Church. Surviving him is a daughter, Sara K. Anderson, Chilhowee; two granddaughters, Melinda McLaughlin and Susan K. Anderson; a brother, Albert Adair, Warrensburg, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ara Leon Adair. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 27, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg.

ADAIR, John Arthur
1891-1996
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Arthur Adair, 104, longtime Clintonian, died Thursday, January 11, 1996, at the Truman Lake Manor, Inc. in Lowry City. - John Arthur Adair was born September 3, 1891, 104 years ago. The family name Adair has its origins in the county of Limerick, Ireland. John's heritage has been traced from Scotland and Ireland, long before the Revolutionary War. His grandfather, Joseph Adair, was the first white child born in Independence, where the Joseph Adair Park was dedicated in 1950. John's father, Ike Adair, and his uncle, Clay Adair (Mary Margaret Nebel's father), owned the Adair Brothers Livery Stable. They were well known for the very best rigs, and keeping their horses in first-class condition. They furnished gentle horses to the ladies and exquisite carriages for services. After graduation from Clinton High School in 1911, John married Byrna Sigler in 1916. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1966 at the home of their daughter, Marilyn, and son-in-law, Vance K. Gover. In addition to Marilyn, John had one other daughter, Peggy Adair, who died at the age of 16 in an auto accident, July 4, 1939. John retired from the Clinton Post Office in 1956, where he had served since 1914, a period of 42 years. He and his family have been faithful members of the Christian Church of Clinton with John serving as a deacon, then being appointed Deacon Emeritus. He was an ardent bowler for his Elks Lodge team, an enthusiastic gardener, who grew both vegetables and flowers. He also loved to hunt and fish at his cabin near Big Creek. The beautiful soft maple trees he transplanted from the timber on his land are some of the largest and most colorful around Clinton today. Birthday greetings from presidents, governors, friends and family were special to him. At 102 years of age he couldn't remember who the "George and Barbara" were that signed one of his many cards. Then he said, with his caring smile, "Oh yes, the President and Mrs. Bush. One of the honors he received was an honorary recognition from the National Retired Government Association, presented by a friend, Leroy Striby, president, as a charter member. John is survived by his daughter, and son-in-law, Marilyn and Vance Gover, of Clinton. John also is survived by his grandson, Glenn Adair Gover (who was also his best friend) and his wife, Angie Brasier Gover. He is also survived by a niece, Jane Adkins, and a first cousin, Mary Margaret Nebel, all of Clinton. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 13, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ADAIR, John R.
1834-1895
Masonic Cemetery, Silver City, Grant Co, NM
Clinton MO - John Adair, long a resident of Pinos Altos, N.M., succumbed to the inevitable on the night of February 23, 1895. The cause of his death was a combination of la grippe and pneumonia. He was born at Independence August 3, 1834 and was a son of Abner J. Adair of Kentucky, who was one of those that assisted in the laying off of the town of Independence and the first to own property and live there. In his 18th year, John R. Adair went to California by way of New Mexico and spent several years in the wilds of that country, exploring and prospecting, suffering the pangs of hunger and thirst and having many close and serious contests with the red men. When our civil war was at its hottest, with a number of others, he came to Missouri and joined Gen. Shelby's command. After the war, he freighted for two or three years to the mountains. He then prospected for gold in the wilds of southwest New Mexico and Arizona and succeeded in securing some rich mines in what is now called Grant county, N.M. He had many serious encounters and narrow escapes with the wily and deadly Apache. He married a beautiful and well-educated girl of a noble family of Spanish descent. He served as assessor of Grant county and had the implicit confidence of all acquaintances. He was kind, liberal and charitable and an entertaining companion, bold and fearless. Leaves a wife and children to mourn his loss. He helped to open and subdue the wilderness, fearing neither man nor devil. He has gone to his rest. So passed away one of the old frontiersman.

ADAIR, Joseph
1829-1905
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Nov 18 1905 - Tuesday morning, Clinton was saddened by the summons announcing the death of Joseph Adair, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Campbell Chapman in Kansas City, with grip. He had been up there only a few days and took sick on Friday. Born in Independence, Mo. Feb. 16, 1828 and was the first white child born in Jackson county. In 1849, he crossed the plains and endured many hardships and after returning from California, married Margaret Payne in Independence. They lived happily together until her death a number of years ago. Seven surviving children: Thomas Adair of Welder, Texas; Mrs. John Welborne, Chickasha, I.T., Mrs. Campbell Chapman and Mrs. Ray Wade of Kansas City; Isaac and Clay Adair and Mrs. Frank Taylor, this city. Brothers who survive him are William and Abner Adair, near Shawnee Mound. He had lived in this county bout 20 years and everybody loved "Joe Adair" as he was called. You could not help being happy in his presence. The remains were brought to the home of Frank Taylor in Clinton. Burial in Englewood. His father, Abner J. Adair, came from Kentucky to Clay county, Mo. in 1818. He was of close kindred to two former governors of Kentucky, Adair and Desha. Joseph Adair came to Henry county in 1887 and bought 1600 acres near Calhoun but has resided in Clinton most of the time.

ADAIR, Joseph Arthur
1912-1994
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Memorial services for Joseph Arthur Adair, who died Friday, December 23, 1994, at the Zale Lipshy University Hospital in Dallas, were held Monday, December 26, at the First Presbyterian Church. Born in Henry County to James Walter and Minnie (Waugh) Adair, he received his education in Missouri public schools and received his pilot's license from Central Missouri University. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was employed by General Motors in Kansas City, then moved to Cleveland, where he established a Western Auto Store. He was a broker of war surplus materials in Kansas City following the war. In 1947, he came to Stillwater, where he was first associated with T. N. Berry Oil Co., later operating as Adair and Jenkins Independent Oil Producers. He and the late James E. Berry organized a Navy League Chapter in Stillwater that was active for several years. He served as the group's first president, and was one of the original stockholders and organizers of the Stillwater golf and country Club, serving as vice-president of the first Board of Directors. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and belonged to the American Legion and the Izaak Walton League. He married Jacqueline Lewis on November 18, 1939, in Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant brother, and one brother, James Adair. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, of the home; one brother, William G. Adair of Henry County; four sisters, Julia Adair Young of Atlanta, Martha Adair Tyler of King City, Ore., Kathryn Adair Fairchild of La Habra, Calif., and Shirley Adair Treasure of Kansas City.

ADAIR, Julia Law McLEOD
1845-1928
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Mar 2 1928 - Julia McLeod Adair was born the 15th of August, 1845, in Versailles, Morgan county; departed this life February 21st, 1928. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Gussie Watkins, in Los Angeles, Cal.; one brother, Geo. B. McLeod, of Clinton; and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Letford, of Georgia. Funeral services were conducted at Fields Creek cemetery.

ADAIR, Margarite "Peggy"
1922-1939
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - (Peggy) Margarite Adair was born Sept. 17, 1922, in Clinton, the first child of John Adair, postal employee, and Byrna Sigler Adair, native Clintonians. A lovely child from earliest infancy, serious, dependable and loving God, she attended the Washington grade school and the Christian Church Sunday School. Entering high school three years ago, her ability as a student and her aptitude and versatility in all activities made her outstanding in classes and extra curricular interests. A leader in school life, she would have been in line for class honors at graduation next year. She was made a member of the Student Council in her freshman year, remaining on it until death, as she had a clear, evenly balanced sense of right and fair dealing. She was also an active Booster girl, original and enthusiastic; a member of the Dramatic Club where she was as dependable as an adult, and as a commercial student was a member of the team entering the county contests last year. Peggy had, since she was 13, been a member of the Order of Rainbow for girls, the last of June attending their Grand Assembly in Springfield. She held the Nature color Station. A member of Christian Church, she was regular in attendance at Sunday School and the middle of June was one of the representatives of the Y.C.A. at the Youth's Conference at Park College, Parkville, Mo. Pretty, modest and sweet; well mannered, softly spoken, kind and dutiful, her life had been as exemplary as the loveliest flower in God's Kingdom of earth, for it brought only happiness and beauty to parents and friends, while in blossom here. Surviving her are her grief stricken parents and little sister, Marilyn, her two grandmothers, Mrs. Ike Adair and Mrs. A. W. Sigler, all of Clinton and other distressed kinspeople. Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church, of which Peggy was a member, Thursday morning. Burial at Englewood. (She was killed at noon Tuesday, July 4th 1939, on Highway 52, one mile east of Clinton when the car in which she was riding failed to make a curve. The driver, Kenneth Kaiser, was also killed. Another passenger, Jack Kent, escaped with minor injuries.)

ADAIR, Melda Arlene HARVEY
1920-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Arlene Harvey Adair, 93, of Pleasant Hill, MO, was born on October 10, 1920 in Benton Co., Missouri, and died May 26, 2014 in Raymore, MO. Arlene spent her early adult life in Windsor, MO and lived most of her life in Pleasant Hill. On April 10, 1940 she was united in marriage to Ivan Adair. He passed away on January 27, 1982. She worked for 40 years at Lake City, retiring in 1995. Arlene was dedicated to her family, whom she supported with strength and humility. She is preceded in death by her parents, Glen Ivan and Elsie Stevens Harvey, and her brother, Randall Harvey. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Harvey of Kansas City; her sons: Lynn (wife Michele) Adair of Warrenton, VA and Norman (wife Sandra) Adair of Advance, NC; her granddaughters: Allison Patterson (fiancé Greg VanRyn) and Audra Storms (spouse Chris); and two great granddaughters: Lindsay Patterson and Jordan Patterson Pierce (spouse Logan). Additionally, she is survived by nephews, Howard Harvey and Melvin Harvey, and niece Lana Perry. A graveside service and interment will be at Laurel Oaks Cemetery in Windsor, MO on May 30, 2014.

ADAIR, Ruby L. HOUSEWORTH
1910-1951
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, May 24 1951 - Mrs. Ruby L. Houseworth Adair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Houseworth was born September 28, 1910 and passed away May 19 1951 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She is survived by two sons, Dale and Duane Adair, her parents, one sister, Miss Jean Houseworth; one brother, Eldon Houseworth; one sister-in-law Mrs. Eldon Houseworth; a niece and nephew, other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Windsor Methodist church. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Monday, May 21, 1951. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ADAIR, William
1831-1909
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 16 1909 - William Adair, who had been a patient sufferer with cancer for several years and confined to his bed since last June, was called by his Maker Monday about noon. He was among the prominent farmers and stock raisers in this county and a son of Abner J. and Mary Adkins Adair. Full biography in the Henry County History of 1883. His devoted wife and four children are left to mourn: H. Clay Adair, Mrs. Hale Montgomery, Mrs. S. T. Neill and Miss Emma Adair. Six grandchildren. William Adair was the best loved of Henry county citizens, a man who always extended you a hearty welcome to his home and he will be sadly missed. Mr. Adair was born January 26, 1831, and had lived on his farm in Henry county for 55 years. Years ago, a cancer formed near his left eye and for several years that cancer has been an eating, torturous tumor, a sore that refused to be healed. It seems that medical science has never yet discovered an antidote for that loathsome disease. He patiently bore his suffering and death, sooner or later, comes to all.

ADAMS, Barney E.
1920-1997
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Barney E. Adams, 77, Lincoln, died Friday, September 19, 1997, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born near Beamon, on January 23, 1920, the son of George and Frances Cunningham Adams. On April 4, 1942, he was married to Hazel McAlister, at Memphis, Mo. Following their marriage they made their home in Chilhowee, where he began a 28 year career as a bulk agent for Mobile Oil Company. They later moved to Brookfield. He retired in 1981 and in 1989 they moved to their home in Lincoln. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln. He was a member of Shawnee Masonic Lodge #653 AF&AM of Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Marshall, Jim, George and Jewell Adams. He is survived by his wife, Hazel, of the home; one daughter, Deanna Stewart and her husband, Ronald, of Warrensburg; one grandson, Shawn Stewart, Warrensburg; 11 nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Monday, September 22, at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln. Burial was in Memorial Garden Cemetery, Warrensburg.

ADAMS, Bennie Clarence
1892-1992
Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bennie C. Adams, 100, Prescott, died Sunday, November 22, 1992 in a nursing home in Prescott. Services will be at Wednesday at Sheldon-Booth Chapel, Rich Hill. Mr. Adams was born July 11, 1892 in Henry County and lived in Papinsville before moving to Prescott. He was a farmer and coal miner before he retired. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Rockville. Survivors include three sons, Edward Adams and Kenneth Adams of Nevada, and Wilber Adams, Waco, Tx.; five daughters, Luella Hirni, Payson, Az., Mildred Morgan, Osborne, Ks., Lorene Spillman, Climax Springs, Dorothy Steuck, Rich Hill, and Darlene Lee, Hamilton; 25 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

ADAMS, Charles David
1870-1938
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Crushed in Coal Mine - Charles D. Adams, Lewis Station, Fatally Injured at Bowen Mine, North of Calhoun, Thursday - Charles David Adams was fatally crushed last Thursday about 1:30 p.m. by a ton and a half of coal which pinned him helpless from the hips down at the Bowen coal tipple, three miles north of Calhoun. His fellow workers, D. Holt and Elmer Combs, released him in about 15 minutes and a doctor and ambulance were immediately called and took him to his home, with his only son, Floyd, at Lewis Station. He suffered internal injuries and the left ribs were broken in the back, puncturing his lung. The fatal hemorrhage in about two hours resulted in his death. Although in excruciating pain, he was conscious until released. Mr. Adams was considered an expert miner and was working in the same coal mines at the time of an accident three years ago, which killed Elmer Yount. He united with the Clinton Christian church a number of years ago. He was born March 11, 1870, on the homeplace now occupied by a sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Steadman, near Lewis Station and there grew to manhood. When 24, he united in marriage to Mrs. Kate Turner Baker of Leesville and of this union, their only son survives, also one grandson, three-year-old Chas. Floyd. He is also survived by his stepson, Grover Baker, of Pittsburg, Kans., half-brother, Lum Evans, Sedalia; half-sisters, Mrs. Richard Steadman, near the home; Mesdames H. H. Peterson, Lula Bristow, Bessie Faucett and Bertha Spring, all of Kansas City. After his marriage, he and wife lived in Clinton where he worked as a pottery molder, and later was on a Frisco bridge gang, then for 17 years was in a Chicago and Alton freight house at Kansas City. Following the death of his wife in 1930, he came back to Henry County, living with his son. He had worked in coal mines and pits all his life, learning the trade in his youth, and returned to it at various intervals, but from 1931, he had made it his sole occupation. His grandson was his great delight and altho of a quiet nature, he fully appreciated his home life with his son. Any suffering was borne in silence, as he never complained of any situation. He was genial and well liked by his associates. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Consalus and Peck funeral chapel. Burial at Combs cemetery.

ADAMS, Clara O. "Peggy" SMITH
1924-2006
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 20 2006 - Peggy Adams, 81, Kansas City, died Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at St. Mary's Manor. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 21, at D. W. Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel with burial at Floral Hills Memory Garden. Peggy was born May 16, 1924, in Calhoun, to Robert and Gertie Kelley Smith. In 1951 she moved to the Kansas City area and in 1942 she married Robert D. Adams, Sr. She was a homemaker and cared for her three children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Adams Sr. and a son Norman E. Adams, also by four brothers and four sisters. She is survived by son Bob Adams, Clinton; daughter Sharon Gauble and husband Mike, Grain Valley, and son David Adams and wife Debbie, Grandview; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

ADAMS, Clyde Lawrence
1909-1984
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clyde Lawrence Adams, 74, Bella Vista, AR, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday morning, March 1984, at the Bates Memorial Hospital in Bentonville. He was born April 24, 1909, in Sweet Springs, son of Augustus and Bessie Shamel Adams. Most of his life was spent in Clinton and Higginsville. He is survived by his wife, Mabel Beckman Adams, of the home; one son, Robert C. Adams of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Patricia Ann Trost of New Orleans and Barbara Jean Wilson (Mrs Ralph Wilson) of Olathe, KS; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial will be Thursday at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

ADAMS, Dee Donald
1902-1992
Abilene Cemetery, Abilene, Dickinson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dee Donald Adams, 90, Abilene, Kansas, formerly of Clinton, died Saturday, April 25, 1992 at a nursing home in Chapman, Kan. Mr. Adams was born in Beloit, Kan. and lived in Milford, Kan., Kansas City and Clinton before moving to Abilene in 1958. Mr. Adams was on the staff of United Telephone in Clinton and was a past president of the Clinton Rotary Club and the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Eisenhower Foundation and co-established the Dickinson County Historical Society and the Museum of Independent Telephony. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Abilene and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, the former Daryl Davis, of the home; a son, Donald Adams, Hutchinson, Kan., two grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Jo Guenther of Clinton. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Danner Chapel, Abilene, with burial in the Abilene Cemetery.

ADAMS, Dorothy Imogene ESTEP
1927-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Imogene Adams, age 64, a recent Warsaw resident, died on September 21, 1991 after being ill for 6 months with cancer. She was born May 9, 1927 at Bartlesville, Ok., daughter of Canton and Isabel Estep. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Claude Adams, of the home; daughters, Carlene Rasmussen, Warsaw and Terry Edens, Oklahoma City; Ok.; grandchildren, Sam Shepley, Sioux Falls, S.D. and Brad and Carly Rasmussen, Warsaw; great-granddaughter, Casey Jones, Jewett, Tx.; aunts, an uncle, and cousin of Portland, Oregon.

ADAMS, Dwight Claude
1932-2014
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 29 2014 - Dwight "Claude" Adams, 81, Clinton, formerly of Kansas City, went to be with his Savior on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City. Claude was born in Pyatt, Arkansas, on July 25, 1932, the son of Shelby and Bertha (Martin) Adams. In. March of 1952, Claude married Ruby Tutor. She survives of the home. He was a member of Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. Services will be Wednesday, April 30, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Claude served his country in the United States Army. He retired in 1983 from General Motors, Leeds Plant, in Kansas City, after working there for 30 years. He loved sharing his faith through music and played guitar and sang for nursing homes and senior centers up to his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Iva, Elva and Ruby, and five brothers, Ralph, Leo, Fred, Estol and Ed Logan. In addition to his wife, Ruby, he is survived by two daughters, Karen (Adams) Reynolds and her husband Rick, and Brenda (Adams) Dahlstrom and her husband Bud, and a son, Russell Steven Adams; one brother, James Loyd Adams; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

ADAMS, Eldon L.
1915-1997
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eldon L. Adams, 81, Calhoun, died Tuesday afternoon, April 22, 1997, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born November 8, 1915, in Lexington, the son of Albert Givens Adams and Letta Travis (Small) Adams. On December 11, 1943, in Topeka, Kansas, he married Lenora Margaret Beach, who survives of the home. In addition to farming, Mr. Adams worked for the Gas Service Company in Independence for 15 years and was a plumber for Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg for 10 years before his retirement. In addition to his wife, Mr. Adams is survived by three sons, Eldon C. Adams, Keith Adams, Calhoun, and Russell Adams, Green Ridge; a daughter, Linda L. Faulkenberry, Tightwad; a sister, Nancy Jane Flanegin, Independence; 15 grandchildren, including a special grandson, Mike Adams; 37 great-grandchildren and three great-great-granddaughters; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, April 25, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

ADAMS, Evelyn ENNIS RUSSELL
1932-1999
Jingo Cemetery, Jingo, Miami Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Evelyn Russell Adams, 67, Pleasanton, Kansas, died Wednesday, December 1, 1999, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born November 23, 1932, in LaCygne, Kansas. She was married to Charles Robert Russell, who died June 25, 1996. She then married Clarence Adams. She was a member of the Bykota Southern Baptist Church, the Lincoln Club of Pleasanton and Brownington Baptist Church Band and Friends. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Adams of Pleasanton, Kansas; five sons, John Robert Russell and wife Shirley of Clinton, Jerry Ray Russell and wife Sandy of Lowry City, Eddie Arlie Russell and wife Joya of Denver, Colorado; William Robert Russell and wife Ranette of Belton, and James Dean Russell and wife Shannon of Dunningan, California; two daughters, Alice Jean King and husband J. R. of Osceola, and Joyce Ann Dickey and husband John of Bronaugh; two brothers, Marvin and Delbert Ennis, both of Peoria, Illinois; three sisters, Rose Sulfridge and Linda Jones, both of Peoria, Illinois, and Doris Nichols of Branson; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday at the Bykota Southern Baptist Church, Pleasanton, Kansas. Burial will be in the Jingo Cemetery, Jingo, Kansas.

ADAMS, Glen H.
1905-1996
Salem Cemetery Association, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glen H. Adams was born April 22, 1905, northeast of Independence, in the same house in which his father and grandfather were born. Glen was one of nine children, six of whom died in infancy or childhood, and the last survivor at the time of his death on February 6, 1996 at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He attended Union Grade School and graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence in 1924. He later attended Kansas City Junior College and Finley Engineering School. Glen was active in the Salem Baptist Church in his early years. He helped organize the Jackson County Interdenominational Christian Fellowship of Young People. He later became a member of the Fairmont Methodist Church. In 1926, Glen, along with Loyd and Griffin Allen formed the A.A.A. Electric Company. Later that year he purchased the Allen interests and operated that company for 47 years. On August 16, 1928, Glen was united in marriage to H. Daisy Burt. This union was blessed with two children. Daisy preceded Glen in death in September of 1995. Glen had been active in the Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, since 1954, and spent many weekends as a volunteer at the Osceola Boy Scout Camp doing refrigeration and electrical work. Since his retirement in 1973 he had served as full time engineer for the three camps in Osceola, one camp near Warrensburg, and two camps in Bonner Springs, Ks. On a district level he served as chairman of the Health and Safety Committee, chairman of Safety and Merit Badge counselor for nine merit badges. He was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say on Medicine Man level, National Boy Scout Order of the Arrow and Council Camping and Properties committee. Glen's awards in Boy Scouts include Silver Arrow, two Scouters Keys, Order of Merit, Silver Beaver and honorary membership in Pro-Deo-et-fuuentute for God and Youth, Catholic Community on Scouting. Glen was a member of many organizations. Some of these are Independence Masonic Lodge No. 76, Independence Chapter No. 12, Palestine Commandery Independence No. 17KT, Missouri Civil Air Patrol, holding a Captain's Commission, Past director of Youth Cadet Training for the State of Missouri, member of Architect and Professional Engineers since 1947 and served on the Board of Architects and Professional Engineers. He was a 50-year member, Masonic Lodge and Shriner. Glen is survived by one son, Mark Adams of Independence; one daughter, Mrs. Glenna Hartley of Jackson, Tennessee; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral service were Thursday, February 8, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Independence.

ADAMS, James Robert
1931-1992
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Robert Adams, son of James Thomas and Bertie B. Adams, was born November 22, 1931, in Phoenix, Arizona, and departed this life December 27, 1992, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 61. He had lived in California and the Kansas City area before moving to Clinton in 1989. He was a heavy equipment operator for 27 years before retiring in 1986. He was a Navy and U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the Operating Engineer Local 3, San Francisco, California, and past president of the order of Eagles #39, Fresno, California. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Adams of the home; three sons, Daniel R. Adams, Deming, New Mexico, James Richard Adams, Clovis, California, and Benjamin Adams, Fresno, California; four daughters, Kathy Jean Hardin, Carleen Huffman, Robin Adams, Lisa Brown, all of Clovis, California; three stepsons, Donald Dickerson, Fresno, California, David Wayne Dickerson, Kacey, Washington, Keith Edward Ratcliff, Harrisonville; two stepdaughters, Denise B. Lovell, Gilmer, Texas, Cathie Linn Thomas, Fayetteville, North Carolina; three brothers, Thomas Adams, Riverside, California, Richard M. Adams, San Bernardino, California, John E. Adams, Gassville, Arkansas; one sister, Emma Lou Edwards, Fresno, California; 17 grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, December 31, 1992. Burial was held at the Stones Chapel Cemetery, Montrose.

ADAMS, Janice Lorraine
1951-2004
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2004 - Janice L. Adams, 53, of Marshall, formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. She was born Jan. 14, 1951, in Flint, Mich., a daughter of Glen Edward and Mildred Jean Crane Adams. Miss Adams was the head librarian at the Marshall Public Library. She formerly was a hot line reference librarian in Michigan and Utah. She loved studying, reading and doing crafts. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her parents, of Windsor; a brother, Eddie Adams, of Ionia; three sisters, Julie Isabell, of Calhoun, Penny Warner, of Linn Creek, and Heidi Adams, of Versailles; and nine nieces and nephews. The body was cremated. Memorial services will be at a later date at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

ADAMS, Keith Allan
1951-2011
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 10 2012 - Keith Allan Adams was born December 24, 1951, in Kansas City, the son of Eldon L. and Lenora M. (Beach) Adams. He died on December 7, 2011, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, at the age of 59 years. Keith attended school and graduated from Chilhowee High School, Chilhowee. He was an artist. He owned and operated the Hobby Hut in Calhoun for 38 years. He was also an instructor for Hobby Lobby, Powell Gardens and Michaels, as well as the Ceramic and Painting Institute. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading and watching movies. Keith was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Lenora Adams. He is survived by his brothers, Russell Adams of Green Ridge and Eldon Adams of Kansas City; one sister Linda Faulkenberry of Clinton; cousin Judy Beebe of Independence; nephew Mike Adams, as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Tuesday, December 13. Interment was in Calhoun Cemetery.

ADAMS, Lenora Margaret BEACH
1921-2011
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 27 2011 - Lenora Margaret Adams was born April 3, 1921, near Fall City, Nebraska, the oldest of nine children of Lafayette Dewy and Anna Marie (Wetzel) Beach. She died at her home near Calhoun on September 6, 2011, at the age of 90 years. Lenora graduated from Beatrice High School in 1939. After moving to Kansas City, she met and married Eldon Adams on December 11, 1943. She worked for the Missouri Water Company in Independence for 10 years. They both quit their jobs and bought a 160-acre farm near Chilhowee. They sold that farm and bought the beautiful farm located in the rolling hills near Calhoun where she lived at the time of her death. Lenora worked for Gerbe's Supermarket as secretary for 10 years and as cashier for 10 years, retiring in 1980. She loved to garden, vegetables as well as flowers. She also enjoyed cooking and canning. From 1980 to 1990 they made fishing lures on consignment, as well as selling to bait shops and from home. Lenora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Eldon L. Adams; three sisters and two brothers. She is survived by two sons, Keith Adams of the home and Russell Adams of Green Ridge; one daughter, Linda Faulkenberry of Clinton; three sisters, Melodee Costello of Los Angeles, California, Joann Houseman and Betty Beach, both of Omaha, Nebraska; as well as 12 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren, family and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Friday, September 9. Interment was in Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun.

ADAMS, Lewis E. "Buster"
1928-2015
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
L.E. "Buster" Adams, 87, of Calhoun, Missouri, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at his home in Calhoun. He was born January 19, 1928 in Browington, Mo., the son of Robert McKinley Adams and Mary Edna (Kisner) Adams. On December 31, 1953, at the First Baptist Church in Calhoun, he married Shirley May Rucker and she survives of the home. Buster served his country as a member of the United States Navy during World War II. After his discharge, he went to work for Mid-American Truck Lines, in Kansas City, Mo., working for almost 30 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Calhoun American Legion 566 and the First Baptist Church, Calhoun. Buster enjoyed the KATY trail, which ran by his house, and had ridden the entire length of the trail several times. In addition to his wife, Buster is survived by a son, Gary E. Adams and his wife Jena, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Kathy K. Adams, Kansas City, Mo.; 3 grandchildren, Lisa M. Adams; Christopher D. Adams; Ryan M. Rivero; a great-granddaughter, Caitlin R. Adams and numerous nieces and nephews. Buster was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Michael Eugene Adams and 7 brothers and sisters. Graveside committal services will be Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Mo.

ADAMS, Nettie Eunice WADE
1917-2004
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Cass County Democrat Missourian, Dec 5 2004 - Nettie Eunice Adams, 87, Adrian, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at the Adrian Manor Nursing Home, Adrian. She was born March 19, 1917, near Shawnee Mound in Henry County, the daughter of Meredith and Jessie. Jan. 29, 1939, she married Joe E. Adams in Independence. Mrs. Adams was a homemaker and an Avon representative for many years. In 1946, She, Joe and their three boys moved to a farm in the Austin community near Archie and farmed there for 52 years. She loved to cook for her family and friends. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Shawnee Mound. For the past five years, Mrs. Adams had been a resident of Adrian Manor and the family thanks the caring people at Adrian Manor for their help. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Joe E. Adams, Aug. 28, 1999; three brothers, Owen, Joe and John; and two sisters, Emma and Maude. Surviving are three sons, Larry Joe Adams and wife, Mary Lou, Mountain View, Ark., John Adams and wife, Marquita, Harrisonville; and Ron Adams and wife, Patricia, Wheaton, Ill; a sister, Daisy, Leeton; a sister-in-law, Ruth, Havelock, Iowa; six grandchildren, Christy, Tim, Terry, Tom, Patrick and Jon; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jonathan Adams, Patrick Adams, Terry Adams, Tim Adams, Tom Adams and Christy Thompson. Services were Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ADAMS, Robert D. Jr.
1943-2012
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 15 2012 - Robert D. Adams, Jr., 69, Clinton, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at his residence. Visitation will be Saturday, November 17, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons, Floral Hills Chapel, folled by a memorial service. Creamtion with private inurnment in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Bob was born April 20, 1943, in Clinton to Robert D., Sr. and Clara O. (Smith) Adams and had lived in the Kansas City area until 18 years ago when he moved to Clinton. Before retiring in 1993, Bob had been a Kansas City Police Officer for 25 years. Survivors include a brother, David Adams of Grandview; a brother-in-law, Michael A. Gauble of Grain Valley, and his best friend and caregiver, Carol Jean Ketchum of Clinton. Oter survivors include two nephews, Tim Adams and Michael Gauble; two nieces, Tracy (Jim) Brandner and Carrie Adams; one great-nephew, Nicholas Brandner, and four great-nieces, Hannah Brandner, Gracie Brandner, Michelle Brawner and Jessica Morgan, and many other close friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sharon Gauble.

ADAMS, Robert McKinley
1896-1938
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Sept 1938 - Bob Adams, Calhoun Loses Life In River - Drowns While Attempting to Swim Across Channel Thursday Morning - Find Body Saturday-Widow - Eight Children Survive - Burial Saturday - Sorrow has prevailed throughout the Calhoun community since Thursday, June 30, 1938, when the news came that "Bob" Adams had drowned near the County Line bridge. He left home early accompanied by Orville Box and Lawrence Goodrich for a day's outing and fishing and how prophetic were his last words to the others when he said, "Boys I'm going across to the other side", and struck out swimming, only going a short distance when, without a sound, he went down and was seen no more. After constant searching the body was recovered early Saturday morning. Robert McKinley Adams, son of Wallace and Jane Adams, was born Sept. 1, 1896. He was married to Miss Edna Kisner at Lowry City, Feb. 2, 1915. To this union were born 9 children of whom Mrs. Marjorie Phillips of Clinton, Jeanette, R. D., Lorraine, Eugene, Helen, Harold, and Rolland at home survive with the wife, one daughter, Juanita Blanche, having died at the age of 10 months. Other survivors are his mother, Mrs. Chas. Miers, and sister, Mrs. Ed Dierck of Calhoun; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Dunning of Clinton, Mrs. Minnie Chiles of Stafford, Kansas; a brother, Bennie Adams of Rockville, Mo.; son-in-law, Russell Phillips and grandson, James Robert Phillips, of Clinton; a number of other relatives and hosts of friends. For the past several years he had been employed by the Windsor Coal Company, where he was hailed a good fellow, always with a cheery smile, friendly jest and ready hand to help the other fellow carry his load. The mining operations were ceased and the entire body of co-workers went at once to the river to assist in the search for the body. The mines have lost a steady, dependable worker, the wife a kind, generous husband, the children a loving, indulgent father, and the community a staunch friend and good neighbor. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the graveside in the Brownington Cemetery, where the body was laid to rest by the side of the baby daughter in the family lot.

ADAMS, Viola "Dimple" HYDEN
1925-1973
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Viola (Dimple) Adams died August 1, 1973 in Modesto, California. Dimple Hyden, as she was known in the Brownington community, was born March 28, 1925 in Brownington, Missouri. She lived in the Brownington community for several years before going to California. She had many friends and relatives in the Brownington area. Funeral services for Dimple were held Sunday, Aug. 5, 1973 at the Baptist Church in Brownington. Internment was in Maplewood Cemetery.

ADAMS, Wanita ANGLIN
1941-2001
National Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 10 2001 - Wanita Anglin Adams, 60, died Friday morning, December 7, 2001, in her home at the Village Garden Apartment in Warsaw. She was born April 12, 1941, in Clinton, the daughter of Martin Van Buren and Veneda Faye Coke Anglin. She grew up in Henry and St. Clair counties, attending school in Appleton City. In 1965, she moved with her family to Dawson Springs, Kentucky. On November 16, 1968, she married Bert Adams, who still lives in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. In 1992 she moved back to Warsaw. She was a member of the Finey Baptist Church. She is survived by her stepfather, Harold Coones, Warsaw; three brothers, Lowell Anglin, Madisonville, Kentucky, William Anglin, Dawson Springs, Kentucky, and Norman Coones, also of Dawson Springs; two sisters, Mary Purdy, Dawson Springs, and Pat Coones, Warsaw; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 11, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial will be in the National Cemetery near Warsaw.

ADAMSON, Elizabeth C. FINKS
1845-1931
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. W. W. Adamson Died Saturday - Mrs. W. W. (Dode) Adamson passed away at her home in Montrose, Saturday morning, following a paralytic stroke. The fatal stroke befell her on Thursday and she lapsed into an unconsciousness from which she never recovered. Mrs. Adamson was well-known here and was a twin sister to Mark F. Finks, deceased, of Calhoun. She is the last of a family of 12 children. She was 87 years of age at the time of her passing. All in that family lived to be over 75 years of age. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church in Montrose, Sunday afternoon, and burial was made at Montrose.

ADAMSON, Frances Jane ARBUCKLE
1819-1902
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 16 1902 - The death of Mrs. Frances Jane Arbuckle Adamson occurred at her home, at the residence of her son, W. W. Adamson, on Sunday, August 10, 1902, aged 82 years. Her disease was inflammation of the stomach and old age. She was taken ill suddenly and two physicians and relatives were hastily summoned and Mrs. W. W. Adamson hung over the bedside of her whose loving practical comrade she had been all the years of her married life, for W. W. brought his wife, formerly Miss Eliza Finks, to make their home with his widowed mother, whose home had always been his. Both women possessed rare qualities of mind and heart and theirs has been a blessed, happy home. She was a warm hearted woman and appreciated a joke and her speech showed the strong individuality that marked her whole life - practical, fearless, straight at the mark. She was born in Kentucky September 22, 1819, moved to Missouri with her parents when but 12; maiden name was Arbuckle; married W. W. Adamson in Bates County in 1851? (sic. 1840) but her husband's death occurred Feb. 15, 1849 before the birth of her last child. Four children were born to them: Mrs. C. J. Houston of Lewis; John T., near Clinton; W. W., near Montrose, and Mrs. M. M. Fewel in California. Twenty grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren are living. One sister is thought to be still living in Oregon, aged 93, named Mrs. Coleby Stevenson, widow of a Christian preacher. Mrs. Adamson professed the Christian faith when quite young and has for years been a member of the Southern Methodist Church. Burial at Montrose.

ADAMSON, William W. "Dode"
1847-1934
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William W. Adamson, Pioneer Settler Dies - W. W. Adamson, "Dode" as he was generally called died Sunday morning at his home at Montrose. His general health had been failing for some years and the end came easily. His mind was always clear and alert, and he was possessed of a splendid memory and was a good story teller, one of the reasons why his home always had many visitors and was a center for community life. His passing breaks one of the last links with the past and with him goes a type of man who was courageous and hardy, brave and good, typical of the pioneer settlers who built up our state. William W. Adamson was born October 18, 1847 in Vernon county, the son of a Kentuckian and Frances Jane Arbuckle, whose mother as a cousin of Jefferson Davis, president of the confederacy. In 1869 he was married to Miss Eliza Finks, daughter of a pioneer father, Captain Mark Finks. He brought his bride to what is known as the Henry Kinyon farm, northeast of Clinton and there they lived for a few years. They went then to the Montrose vicinity where Mr. Adamson became one of the largest landholders in this part of the state. To them were given eight children, Mrs. Frank Holland, of Butler; Mrs. George Holland, of Kansas City; Mrs. Alonzo Patterson, Higginsville, Mrs. Homer Clark, Nevada; Mrs. Dave Calhoun and Will Adamson, of Montrose; Miss Eliza of the home; Jno. Adamson, of Spring Hill, Kansas; nieces and nephews are: Mrs. Jas. M. Spangler, Mrs. L. A. Spangler, Mrs. Arthur Cameron and T. J. Houston, of Clinton; Mrs. Minnie Kitchen and Mrs. Josephine Hackman of St. Louis. In later years, business reverses took much of his land and with Miss Eliza he has for many years lived in Montrose. The funeral services were conducted at the Montrose Methodist church. The interment was at Montrose.

ADCOCK, Helen Irene VICKERS
1925-2001
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 18 2001 - Helen Irene (Vickers) Adcock, 76, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at Foxwood Springs Living Care Center, Raymore. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 21, at the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. Graveside services will be Monday, October 22, at the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. She was born March 27, 1925, in Deepwater to Ralph D. and Ella Mae (Mitchell) Vickers. She married Victor L. Adcock and they moved to Denver, Colorado, and she later returned to Missouri. She attended First Baptist Church, Greenwood. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Lillian F. Martin, and her brothers, Ralph W. Vickers and Robert Lee Vickers. She is survived by her son, V. Steven Adcock, his wife, Donna L., and her grandson, Tyler S. Adcock; a sister, Lois D. Vickers and two brothers, Paul M. Vickers and J. B. Vickers and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

ADCOCK, Sarah Craig "Sallie" SINGLETON
1868-1923
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. J. F. Adcock died at the home of Mrs. S. E. Slavens, on East Ohio, street, at 2 p.m. Saturday, with influenza and complications. She had been ill just since the previous Sunday. Loved ones ministered to her in every way, but when pneumonia set in, it was seen that this gentle little woman was soon to take her last journey. She fought hard to live, as it seemed her busy hands had yet many to minister to, but the Divine Father called her to Eternal Rest. Her maiden name was Sarah Craig Singleton and she was born in Sumner county, near Gallatin, Tennessee, November 6, 1868. She moved with her parents to Archie, Mo., when a young woman. She was married to J. F. Adcock there, March 5, 1885. They had lived in Clinton and Henry county for the past twenty years. Two children were given to this union, one surviving - Mrs. Mae Farhner, her father's homemaker. Besides this beloved husband and daughter, she leaves five grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Susan French, of near Harrisonville; two brothers - Louis Singleton, Gallatin, Tennessee; Hiram French, Knoxville, Tennessee; two half-sisters - Mrs. Anna Bryan, Stillwater, Fla.; Mrs. Thomzan Frakes, Gallatin, Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. Adcock also raised Jess Spansler, an orphan boy like their own. He now lives at Eldorado, Kansas. She was one of the bravest women we ever knew. Born and raised in a Tennessee home amid luxury, when changes came she did not murmur but commenced at once to display her talent. She was a real artist in both design and color. Soon after she came to Clinton, she opened a dressmaking shop, and on account of her ability, soon had for her patrons, people who appreciated her unusual gift. She and her husband bought a farm east of Clinton, after their two daughters married, and moved to it. Soon after the eldest daughter's husband, Mr. Farhner, died in the far west. She returned with her small children to the home of her parents and was welcomed with open arms. She remained to keep house for her father, and her mother reopened her dressmaking shop in Clinton, returning to her home near Coal, twice a year for a rest. Soon after she reopened her shop here, her daughter, Mrs. Ethel Calhoun, died, leaving two children, one a baby son of but a few days old. Many would have let this double bereavement cause their steps to falter; not so with Mrs. Adcock. Instead, she just worked harder, striving every day to put down her sorrow in the service for others. When the writer went to her to get Ethel's obituary, our heart was so full we could scarcely talk, but when we left we felt that we had been with the Christ. Altho her heart was breaking, she talked as if she had just gone away and left the baby boy in her care, for there in her apartment was the little pink faced Charles David, gaily cooing in his cradle, totally unconscious that he was motherless. We asked her how she could manage with the baby to keep her shop open and she replied: "Why, God always gives you strength and shows you the way." Many a time, since we watched her, have we thought how the Heavenly Father had been true to her even in her trials. This little lad is now past six and in his first year of school. Altho so busy, she saw that he had everything other children had, even to the birthday parties, cakes, candles, ice cream and all. We have seen her stop fitting a costly gown, many a time to kiss a hurt finger, or sooth the little fellow's feelings that had been injured. She was always just, giving him the wisest of counsel, teaching him the manners of a little gentleman. She was a true gentlewoman, one of God's very own. The early exquisite way of living she learned in her childhood home, whether it was a single room or a mansion. She gave her life to the Master and united with the Christian church in 1884. No matter how busy during the week, Sunday always found her at her place of worship. Hers were busy hands indeed, but never too busy to visit and aid a sic or afflicted friend or loved one. Many a night she had stayed at the bedside of a friend, ministering and caring for them, while the next day found her busy with her customers. She was more courageous than any soldier. The funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Monday morning, after which her body was taken to the Montrose cemetery, where a graveside service was held, and laid beside her daughter.

ADEE, Keith E.
1958-2002
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2002 - Keith E. Adee, son of Earl and Anna Mae Parmon Adee, was born November 20, 1958, in Kansas City, and died Friday, November 29, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. Keith lived around the Deepwater and Clinton area most of his life. He enjoyed the simple things in life, like sitting on the river bank fishing even though the fish weren't biting or watching football games and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs. What he enjoyed most was just hanging out with his buddies, Michelle, Bonnie and Mel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Anna Mae Parmon Adee. He is survived by one daughter, Tina Jolkebrit Adee, Warrensburg; his twin sister, Kathy Stone, Deepwater; four brothers, Marion Angel, Deepwater, John Angel, Brumley, Albert Barton, Deepwater, and David Angel, Harrisonville, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, December 2. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

ADEMA, Laretta Irene WILSON
1923-2007
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 6 2007 - Laretta Irene Adema, 83, Clinton, died May 14, 2007, at her home. Laretta was born December 4, 1923, in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, to Wayne Wesley and Georgia Irene Hull Wilson. She was a homemaker. Laretta is survived by four children, David Lynn Adema, Cadillac, Michigan, Carol Sue Winans, Bolivar, Beverly Jean Adema, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Evelyn Irene Keller, Standish, Michigan; two brothers, Bud Wilson, Clinton, and Doug Wilson, Blairstown; six sisters, Dorothy (Betty) Butcher, Clinton, Patricia Green, Clinton, Naomi Hilton of Oregon and Arizona, Peggy Green, Chilhowee; Francis Norvell, Clinton, and Sylvia (Sue) Bland of Warsaw; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 16, at Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

ADKINS, Henry Bert
1860-1930
Adkins Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Bert Adkins died at his home in LaDue, at 7:30 p.m. Monday. He had been in poor health for several years, becoming worse a few weeks ago. Deceased was about 68 years old. He was born and reared in Henry county, and had been a resident of LaDue for about 18 years. He was a good Christian man and was a member of the Christian church at LaDue. He will be missed by a wide circle of acquaintances, who extend sympathy to the bereaved family. He is survived by his wife and three children: Mrs. Nettie Cromer, Mrs. Pansy Wilson and Fred Adkins, all of near LaDue. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ivy Adkins, whose husband, Eddie Adkins, died a few years ago, resides in Clinton. Mr. Adkins is also survived by a number of grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the LaDue Christian church. Burial was in the Adkins family cemetery, 3 miles southeast of LaDue.

ADKINS, Henry Merritt
1896-1962
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Last rites for Henry M. Adkins 66, of 306 North Main St., Clinton, who died Nov. 15 at Clinton General Hospital, were conducted Saturday, Nov. 17, (1962) at the Clinton Methodist Church. Interment was In Englewood Cemetery. Henry Merritt Adkins, son of Charles Malcolm and Ida B. Earhardt Adkins, was born Sept. 11, 1896, near LaDue. He received his elementary and high school education in Clinton and attended business school at the Holy Rosary Academy. In the early 1920's he married Miss Ruth Huey to which union three children were born, namely, two daughters Mrs. Bert (Frances) Chrisman. Mrs. Charles (June) Ritzen, Kenilworth, Ill., and a son, Henry Malcolm Adkins, Clinton. For a number of years Mr. Adkins traveled and sold bank, school, and county supplies. Since then, for more than 20 years, he had owned and operated his own business selling similar merchandise, and more recently had been assisted by his son. His friendships and acquaintances were from far and near as in his business dealings his travels took him through Missouri's 114 counties. He was devoted to his family and loyal to his friends. Soft spoken, he is remembered for his pleasant, courteous ways, his quiet manner, and friendly, cheerful disposition. He was a member of the Clinton Methodist Church, the American Legion Post and the Elks Lodge. He was a veteran of World War I and was a staunch Democrat. Mr. Adkins was stricken at his home Nov. 11 with a heart attack and was taken to Clinton General Hospital. He failed to recover and succumbed there at 11:15 p. m., Thursday Nov. 15. Besides his wife and children, he leaves eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Charles Grimes, and many more relatives and friends.

ADKINS, Henry Merritt "Hank" Jr.
1923-2011
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 9 2012 - Henry M. "Hank" Adkins was born on June 11, 1923, in Clinton, the son of Henry Merritt and Ruth Hammond (Huey) Adkins. He died December 2, 2011, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 88 years. Hank's mother joked with him later in life that he was found in a cabbage patch. Hank often recounted how he started working at age 7 and the various jobs he held throughout his youth. Hank joined the United States Marine Corps after high school and served three years during World War II. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and ran the club for a number of years. In 1963, he went to work for his father's printing business. Under Hank's leadership, Adkins Printing Inc. has grown into the successful election supply business it is today, servicing counties in more than four states. However, Hank never got too busy he wouldn't print business cards for anyone who came through his doors. Talking with Hank in his office is where so many of us will fondly remember him. He is survived by his wife Jane of the home, who never left his side in more than 60 years of marriage and together they were able to travel much of the world. He was able to see many of its casinos along the way. Hank and Jane had three loving daughters, Judi Vanderburg, Jamie Luker and Janet Adkins (deceased), as well as his six grandchildren and soon-to-be nine great-grandchildren. Hank was a man of an almost habitual routine. He will be missed by many friends who saw him on a regular basis. He had a distinct way of blending orneriness with love. Hank touched the lives of everyone he met. Though he always stuck to his routines, you could count on a visit with Hank to be anything but routine. He was filled with spirit and he would fill those around him with spirit as well and he always will. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Tuesday, December 6. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ADKINS, Ida Belle ERHART
1870-1962
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Charles Malcolm (Ida B.) Adkins, a member of the oldest of the prominent families, Henry County passed away March 24 (1962) at 7 o'clock at the Clinton General Hospital. On March 10th she suffered a slight stroke, was taken to the hospital and a few days later suffered a stroke of her left side. Ida B. Adkins was born Nov. 14, 1870, Bear Creek vicinity, the daughter of Nicholas and Malvina Coffelt Erhart. She became a member of the Methodist church in early childhood. In 1892 she became the bride of Charles Malcolm Adkins, the son of Henry G. Adkins, a successful landowner and stockman of Henry County. To this marriage three children were born, Monna Adkins Duden (deceased Oct. 10, 1930), Mrs. C. L. Grimes of 705 S. 4th St., and Henry M. Adkins of 306 N. Main. Mrs. Adkins husband preceded her in death Jan. 26, 1942. There are five grandchildren: Frances Chrisman, Malcolm Adkins, June Ritzen, Jimmie and Robert Grimes. Eleven great grandchildren: Stephen, Janice, and David Chrisman; Mari, Chuck, and Jay Ritzen; Mark, Lynn, and Robbie Grimes; and Judy and Janie Adkins. Six of the great grandchildren, Stephen, Janice, David, Judy, and Janie are the 6th generation of Henry County. Mrs. Adkins was educated in the district school and Baird College where she studied music and art. She was an accomplished musician in her earlier years and an artist of ability having produced many paintings of merit. She was a most remarkable woman and one was challenged when conversing with her as she was well informed in World affairs, being an avid reader. She was Bible student and a lover of poetry, good, music, seeing beauty in cloud formation and the evening sun set. Her motto was "never an idle moment, keep the mind alert, stay in close communication with the Heavenly Father."

ADKINS, James Joseph
1865-1887
Adkins Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 24 1887 - Horrible Affair At A Dance - Tuesday night between 8 and 9 o'clock, a horrible affair occurred at the residence of Luke Powell, near LaDue, where a party was given to the young folks of the neighborhood by Burr Mitchell. For some time, Burr Mitchell and James Adkins have not been friends and when Adkins arrived at the party without an invitation, Mitchell ordered him to leave. Not obeying, he was struck and knocked off the porch. On arising, Adkins drew a revolver and so did Mitchell, a 44 caliber, and gave Adkins orders to leave, which he started to do (so we are informed) and when near the gate, Mitchell fired, the ball entering just under the left arm and lodging near the right collar bone, killing Adkins almost instantly. Mitchell came to town in company with his brother and gave himself up to the sheriff, who placed him in room No. 10 at the Heckler House, guarded by Deputy Ragland. The jury was called and found that James Adkins came to his death by a pistol shot fired by Burrell Mitchell at Henry County on the 20th day of September, 1887 - F. R. Piper, foreman.

ADKINS, John Edward
1880-1923
Adkins Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Apr 27 1923 - J. E. Adkins, who had been seriously sick for some time, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 19th. Mr. Adkins will be sadly missed by his numerous friends, neighbors and his church. He had been superintendent of the Baptist Sunday School for several years, and with his family, was always present. Funeral services were held at the LaDue Baptist Church Friday afternoon, and the remains interred in the Adkins cemetery, east of LaDue. Our sympathy is with the bereaved family and relatives, in this, their sad hour of sorrow.

ADKINS, Joseph Tilden
1876-1926
Adkins Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Sep 17 1926 - J. T. Adkins, who was born near LaDue, Sept. 11th, 1876, died in the General Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 8th, 1926. He was stricken with paralysis Sept. 2nd, and never regained consciousness. He leaves one daughter, of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, of LaDue, and one sister, Alice Lavery, Joplin, Mo., with whom he made his home, having been afflicted and in poor health for years. The funeral was conducted at the Christian church at LaDue, of which church he was a member, he having joined at the age of 17. Burial was in the Adkins family cemetery, near LaDue.

ADKINS, Louise Mae WIRTH
1873-1960
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Tues, Sept 4 1960 - Last rites for Mrs. Louise Mae Adkins, Clinton, a long time Brownington resident who died unexpectedly at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 1, at Wetzel Hospital, were conducted at Vansant Funeral Home Sept. 4. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Mrs. Adkins was visiting in the R. R. Shewmaker home when she became ill and was taken to the hospital. The past three years or so she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Mable Whitworth on West Jefferson. Mrs. Adkins had planned her visit in her native Brownington while her daughter, on vacation, visited in Madison, Wis. Mrs. Whitworth had left only two days before, Aug. 30, accompanying her cousin, Miss Cecile Vogelbaugh home after she visited two weeks here and in other Missouri points. Louise Mae Worth was born in Brownington Nov. 22, 1873, one of eight children of Christian H. and Mary Ann Dietz Worth. Four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. She grew to womanhood there and on Dec. 12, 1897, married Joseph T. Adkins in Kansas City who died in Sept. of 1926. As Mr. Adkins was a railroader their home, first established at Holmes Park, was changed at various times due to transfers but the greater part of her life was spent in Brownington. In later years she spent her winters in Clinton with the one child which blessed this union, Mrs. Whitworth, before moving here. As a small child she united with the Brownington Presbyterian Church and upon its discontinuance became a member of the Clinton First Presbyterian. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors and of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Trainmen in Kansas City. She leave her daughter, three granddaughters, Mrs. Paul F. Parker, Austin, Texas, Louann Walker, Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Gene (Linda) Stewart, Topeka, Kansas; two great-grandchildren; a brother, J. C. Wirth, Brownington, an only niece, Miss Cecile Vogelbaugh, Madison, Wisconsin; a number of other relatives and many friends.

ADKINS, Nannie Bertha WEST
1860-1932
Adkins Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Nannie Bertha Adkins passed away June 21, 1932, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Cromer, west of Deepwater, after an illness of about one year. Nannie Bertha West was born February 28, 1860, in Blackenridge county, Kentucky. On November 29, 1878, she was united in marriage to Henry Bert Adkins who preceded her in death on May 19, 1930. To this union five children were born, one son dying in infancy and Edward, the oldest, died April 19, 1923. When Mr. and Mrs. Adkins left the farm they moved to LaDue, where she had lived until a year ago when she went to make her home with her two daughters. One daughter, Mrs. Pansy Wilson, now lives on the old home place. At an early age Mrs. Adkins united with the Methodist church, but after a few years she united with the Christian church in which she was a faithful member until the end, always active in the church work. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Cromer, west of Deepwater, and Mrs. Pansy Wilson, southwest of Clinton; and one sister, Mrs. Laura Lawson, LaDue; one son, Fred Adkins, southwest of Clinton; two brothers, Dow West, LaDue, and Bud West, Clinton; ten grandchildren, Paul Woods, Vernon Adkins, Russell Cromer, Mesdames Bernice Landes, Thora Luallin, Vera Scrogham, Beulah Abney, and Misses Geraldine and Maxine Wilson and Myrtle Edna Cromer, all of Clinton and Deepwater vicinities; two great-grandchildren, Howard Devere Abney and Joyce Mordue Woods, of near Clinton, besides a host of friends. The funeral services were held Wednesday, June 22, at the Brethren church, three miles west and one mile north of Deepwater. The pallbearers were her three grandsons and three grandsons-in-law, Frank Abney, Uel Landes and Edwin Lawler. The flower girls were six of her granddaughters. The burial was made in the family cemetery which is about eight miles southwest of Clinton.

ADKINS, Rhoda Margaret "Rooie" RENFRO
1850-1923
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Jan 26 1923 - Mrs. Bert Adkins died at her home in the northwest edge of Clinton Wednesday morning with tuberculosis, after a long illness. She was 73 years of age and a native of Moniteau county. She is survived by her husband. The funeral was at her home Thursday afternoon. Burial in Fields Creek cemetery.

ADKINS, Ruth Hammond HUEY
1901-1980
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Henry (Ruth to everyone) Adkins died Monday, January 21, (1980) at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 23, at the Clinton United Methodist Church, with burial at Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Adkins, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Hughey, was born in Sedalia January 20, 1901. They moved to Clinton when she was five years old. She attended Cinton public schools and Holy Rosary Academy. She was married to Henry Merritt Adkins on December 25, 1919. To that union three children were born: Frances, Mrs. Bert Chrisman of Clinton; Malcolm (Hank) Adkins of Clinton; June, Mrs. Charles Ritzen of Mission Hills, Kans. Mrs. Adkins lived in her home at 306 North Main for 60 years; it is rather unusual to live in the same house for so many years. Mrs. Adkins was a faithful Methodist during her lifetime. She sang in the church choir, for many, many years, always generous with her voice, singing at many social functions. At the age of 80, she helped organize the Poly Credo Bible Club. She was a leader of All Faiths Bible Club for 21 years. She loved people. Mrs. Adkins had eight grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. Her life exemplified the Christian spirit on a continual basis.

ADLER, Julia
1861-1938
Beth Israel Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale Co, MS
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO - Miss Ernestine Goldsmith received a message Tuesday evening of the passing of Mrs. Ben Adler, at Meridian, Miss., who, for many years made her home in Clinton. The end came about 7:00 p.m. May 31, after being bedfast two years and seven years of partial invalidism. Mr. Adler and Mrs. Regina Winkler, his daughter, who had been in Clinton three weeks on business, were called home last week by the last of Mrs. Adler's several strokes. They found her facing the end on their arrival at Meridian. Mr. and Mrs. Adler went some 16 years ago to Mississippi to make their home. They had lived until then, in Clinton nearly 40 years. Mrs. Adler and her husband were natives of Germany, coming to America as young people. They were married in this country and two children were given them, Mrs. Regina Winkler and Will F. Adler, both of Meridian, and who, with their father survive. One sister also survives in this country, Mrs. Carrie Schreiber, who for years made her home in Clinton and taught at the old Baird College. Mrs. Adler, who was most devoted to and proud of her family, was an intellectual woman and for a time was the president of the German club in Clinton. She assisted her husband in the establishment of his business in poultry, hides and fur, that he successfully operated in Clinton until going south. No funeral arrangements had been made when the Eye went to press.

ADRAIN, Walter Joseph "Joe"
1928-2010
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 28 2010 - Walter Joseph (Joe) Adrain was born on July 7, 1928, to William C. and Clara Adrian in St. Louis. He died on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. After he finished two years in the Navy (1945-1946), he married Patsy Ann Blackwell on October 14, 1950. Joe had a long and successful career with Combined insurance Co. then retired to Osceola in 1975. He helped his wife Pat run Adrian's Variety Store in Osceola for 15 years. At the age of 60 he taught himself about computers then built and sold them to area schools. He worked extensively in the community through his involvement with the Chamber of Commerce and Optimist. Joe was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church for 35 years and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William and Richard; one sister Rita, and one grandson Gilbert. He is survived by his wife Pat of the home; his children, Connie Garland and husband Mike, St. Augustine, Florida, Tom and wife Glenda, Labadie, Jeff and wife Terry, Westminster, Colorado, Karen Knight and husband Fred, Osceola, Anne Nitsche and husband Herman, Appleton City, John and wife Jeri Kay, and Larry, both of Osceola, and Tony and wife Leslie, Columbia; 24 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 29, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Osceola. Burial in Osceola Cemetery.

AERY, Roger Joseph
1952-1994
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roger Joseph Aery was born September 15, 1952, in Springfield, son of Lillian Doris and Donald Joseph Aery. He died Thursday afternoon, January 5, 1994, at his home at 190 SE AA Highway, Clinton, MO. At the age of one and half years old the family moved to Lincoln where Roger grew to manhood. On September 29, 1973, he was joined in marriage to Linda Sue Thomas of Lincoln, after which they moved to Clinton and there spent all of their married life. To this union they were blessed with two sons, Christopher Joseph and Jason Scott, both of the home. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Joseph Aery in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons Christopher and Jason; mother, Doris Aery of Clinton, and one brother, David Aery and wife Delorse, of Warsaw, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends. Roger was blessed with many talents. He was a graduate of the Kansas City School of Auctioneering. He owned and operated Urich Fertilizer in Urich for several years. He became a certified locksmith and established and operated "Roger's Lock and Key" in Clinton until 1990, and in the past two years held a corporate partnership in the "Crimebuster Alarm and Security Systems". He was a fun-loving person. He became a self-learned magician and enjoyed performing shows for both young and old. His favorite hobbies included trout fishing, camping, hunting and woodworking. He was a family man and included his family in all of his adventures. He loved all of God's creations but most of all he loved the mountains and the snow. Roger never met a stranger. His friendly and outgoing personality won him many friends. His optimistic attitude always lifted your spirits. He was honest and upright. Greatest of all, Roger knew the Lord as his personal Savior. He spent much time in prayer and Bible study. He was a member of the bible Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and song leader. He loved to sing and was faithful in all church services. He loved his church family very much. He planned and directed all senior citizen church activities. He was also a member of the Gideon International, serving as chaplain in the Clinton chapter and was a member of the Clinton Sunrise Optimist Club. So much more could be said, but those who knew him already know what a wonderful man he was. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, January 9. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton,

AFF, George Oswald
1894-1993
New Saint Marcus Cemetery, Affton, St. Louis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - George O. Aff, 98, Clinton, died Thursday, May 13, 1993, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born in Mehlville, Mo., and had lived in St. Louis most of his life before moving to Clinton in October of 1992. He was a foreman for National Lead in St. Louis until he retired in 1966. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leola, and one daughter, Bernice. He is survived by four sons, Lloyd Aff of Spokane, Washington, Roy Aff of Warsaw, George Aff and Donald Aff, both of Terre Haute, Indiana, as well as a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday at the Hoffmeister Colonial Chapel in St. Louis, with burial in the New St. Marcus Cemetery in St. Marcus Cemetery in St. Louis. Mr. Aff's son, Roy, is with Townsend Caldwell Banker Realty.

AGEE, Alma Doris EGBERT
1917-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alma D. Agee, 77, Windsor, died Sunday morning, September 10, 1995, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born October 7, 1917, in Johnson County, near Windsor, the daughter of George Oliver Egbert and Ella Welsh Egbert. On April 17, 1947, in Windsor, she married Cecil James Agee, who survives of the home. Mrs. Agee was a farm wife and had also worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 15 years. She was a member of the Branndon United Methodist Church near Windsor. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Edward Lee Agee, Fullerton, California; a brother, Herk Egbert, Warsaw; two granddaughters, Quincy and Zarina; three nieces, Dorthamae, Edith Ann and Sherri. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 13, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

AGEE, Muriel COTTINGHAM ROBERTS GARNER
1915-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Muriel Agee, 82, Sedalia, formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday evening, August 20, 1977, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born April 9, 1915, in Christ Church, New Zealand, the daughter of Francis Joseph Cottingham and Helen Grant (Pope) Cottingham. In January 1935 in Auckland, New Zealand, she married William Robert Roberts, who preceded her in death. On July 29, 1946, in Reno, Nevada, she married Roger J. Garner, who preceded her in death. On September 22, 1977, in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Glenn Agee, who preceded her in death February 14, 1996. Mrs. Agee was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church, Sedalia. She was also a past member of the Windsor Humane Society. Survivors include a son, Patrick (Mike) Roberts, Blue springs; two daughters, Colleen Mather, Sedalia, and Peggy Derry, Keokuk, Iowa; a stepdaughter, Carol Smith, Blue springs; a stepson, Richard Gardner, Keyes, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mildred Taylor, Hastings, New Zealand, Dorothy Burke, Brisbane, Australia, Norah Robbins, Christ Church, New Zealand; four grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, William F. Cottingham. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 23, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

AGNEW, Dewey C.
1898-1999
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dewey C. Agnew, 100, Omaha, Nebraska, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999, in Omaha. Graveside services were Monday, February 22, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Agnew is survived by his wife, Erma, of the home; one son, Ron and his wife Jan, Omaha; two grandchildren, Jim and Les, and one great-grandson, Ronnie. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 20, in Omaha.

AGNEW, Erma May GARBER
1911-2003
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2003 - Erma May Agnew, 92, Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Clinton, died Friday, December 5, 2003, in Omaha. Graveside services and interment will be Monday, December 8 in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

AGRON, Shirley Mae LICHTERMAN
1926-1992
Rose Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Shirley M. Agron, 66, Prairie Village, a former resident of Clinton, died Friday, November 27, 1992, at St. Joseph Health Center. Graveside services were Sunday at Rose Hill cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Joseph, of the home; a son and a daughter. Mrs. Agron was born in Kansas City and lived here before she returned to the City in 1945.

AGRUSA, Connie Sue SHOEMAKER
1947-2000
Union-Williams Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2000 - Connie Sue Agrusa, 52, Warsaw, died Saturday, January 1, 2000, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born on February 15, 1947, at Springfield, a daughter of Roy and Faye (Roark) Shoemaker, Sr. On August 3, 1993, at the Assembly of God Church in Warsaw, she was married to Salvatore R. Agrusa, who survives of the home. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Warsaw and was employed at Tracker Marine in Clinton. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Faye Shoemaker of Prescott, Kansas; a son, Stephen Dority of Cole Camp; a daughter, Michelle Johnson of Sedalia; a brother, Jim Shoemaker, Prescott, Kansas, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Shoemaker, Sr.; a sister, Delores Kraft, and a brother, Roy Shoemaker, Jr. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp. Burial will be in Union-Williams Cemetery, Cole Camp.

AHRENDT, Mary Ellen WINN
1885-1973
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mary Ellen Ahrendt, daughter of Dawson & Malvina Winn, was born January 26, 1885, near Ohio, St. Clair County, Missouri. She passed away June 27, 1973 at the Golden Valley Nursing Home in Clinton at the age of 88 years, five months, and one day. After the death of her father in 1908, she and her mother lived 19 years on the farm before coming to Deepwater to make their home. When her mother passed away in 1928, she continued to make her home there. On April 9, 1953, she was married to Louie J. Ahrendt, who passed away February 14, 1961. She united with the Christian Church at Ohio, later transferring her membership to the Deepwater Christian Church. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors for more than 35 years and held many offices in that organization. Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and four half-brothers and one half-sister. She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 30, 1973 at Vansant Funeral Home in Clinton, Mo., with burial in Deepwater Cemetery.

AKE, Eliza Angeletta "Angie" PAUL
1911-2004
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 22 2004 - Eliza Angeletta "Angie" Ake was born July 21, 1911, in Henry County, daughter of John T. and Dophe Howerton Paul. She died March 1, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, at the age of 92 years, seven months, 10 days. She was a graduate of Clinton High School and attended William Woods College at Fulton. She was a member of the Norris United Methodist Church, the Clinton Study Club, a former member of the Henry County Library Board and the Shawnee Mound School Board. She married Chester A. Ake on December 17, 1948, and he preceded her in death on December 28, 1984. Her parents and one brother, Mark Paul, also preceded her. Among survivors are her son, John Ake and wife Ronda, of the home and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial services were held March 5 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton. Inurnment was in the Paul Cemetery.

AKE, John Paul
1951-2011
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
John P. Ake, 59, of Clinton, Missouri, died Friday, May 20, 2011 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was born November 26, 1951 in Highland Park, Illinois, the son of Chester A. Ake and Eliza Angeletta "Angie" (Paul) Ake. John was a self-employed farmer, rancher, and truck driver. He was also a Henry County Mutual Insurance Agent for a short time. He served his country in the Air Force Reserves. John was a member of the Chilhowee Methodist Church in Chilhowee, Mo., the Clinton Elk's Lodge, 1034, and the Eagle's Aerie #3667. He served on the ASCS Committee, the Farmers Elevator Board, the Henry County road board, and was a Past President of Farm Bureau. He owned and drove street stock race cars in Sedalia and Warrensburg from 1994 to 2006. From 2006 to the present he owned cars driven by Mark Evinger and T. J. Faulkenberry, with a dedicated crew of himself, David Garcia, and Greg Thomas. On November 29, 1975 he married Ronda June Greenwell in Deepwater, Mo., and she survives of the home. In addition to his wife, surviving are, a half-sister, Verni Lattrell and her husband Jay of Manchester, Mo.; three nieces, Gaela Fisher and her husband Michael of Kansas City, Mo., Glenda Wells of Forsythe, Mo., and Gena Hedgpath and her husband Len of Branson, Mo.; a brother-in-law Jim Greenwell of Deepwater, Mo.; and nephews, Jason, Shannon, and Eric Greenwell; a sister-in-law, Debbie Garcia and her husband David of Deepwater, Mo., and nieces Lawanna Salmon and Karen Garcia; and T. J. Faulkenberry, his wife Michelle, and their daughter, Suvanna; and his bone marrow donor, Michael Pottmeier of Germany. John was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Robert Ake and Jim Ake. Funeral services will be Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home. Private family burial will be Tuesday in the Paul Cemetery.

AKER, Beverly Louise STAPLETON
1934-2004
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 16 2004 - Beverly Aker, 69, Windsor, died Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia. She was born December 21, 1934, in Lexington, the daughter of LeRoy Stapleton and Dorothy Elizabeth (Crowe) Stapleton. She was married to Claude Aker. She was a homemaker and had worked at the former State Fair Restaurant in Sedalia. Survivors include a son, Steven Aker and his wife Pam, Windsor; a sister, Joyce Barton, Lee's summit; a brother Robert Stapleton, Milan, Michigan; a granddaughter Stephanie Mayes and husband Donnie, Windsor; a grandson Wyatt Aker, Windsor; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Randall Aker in 1996; a grandson Keith William Aker, and a brother Danny Stapleton. Graveside services will be Saturday, September 18, at the Green Ridge Cemetery.

AKER, Preston Eugene
1914-2002
Missouri City Cemetery, Missouri City, Clay Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 3 2002 - Preston E. Aker, 88, Green Ridge, died Sunday afternoon, December 1, 2002, at the Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. He was born November 6, 1914, in Clay County, near Missouri City, the son of William Eugene Aker and Josephine Vivian (McBride) Aker. On August 9, 1940, in Platte City, he married Opal Lucille Walters, who survives of the home. He worked for the Operating Engineers Local 101 in Kansas City for 37 years. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatres. Survivors include his wife, Lucille, of the home; a son, Walter E. Aker, Green Ridge; a brother, Claude Aker, Green Ridge; a sister, Ethel Vaughn, Liberty; two grandchildren, Holly and Nathan Aker; one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Aker; a nephew, Steve Aker; a niece, Peggy Jo Pedigo; four great-nephews and nieces, Stephanie, Cody, Yorik and Wyatt. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Randy Aker; a sister, Ruby Walters, and a brother, Johnny Aker. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, December 4, at the Missouri City Cemetery, Missouri City.

AKER, Randy E.
1962-1996
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Randy E. Aker, 34, Windsor, formerly of Green Ridge, died Thursday morning, June 6, in an automobile accident near his home near Windsor. He was born March 18, 1962, in Windsor, the son of Claude William Aker and Beverly Louise (Stapleton) Aker. He was a farmer and a member of the Central Missouri Coon Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool. He is survived by his father, Claude W. Aker, Green Ridge; his mother Beverly L. Aker, Windsor; a brother Steve Aker, Windsor; a niece Stephanie Aker, and a nephew Wyatt Aker, both of Windsor; his girlfriend, Crystle Cox, of the home, near Windsor; his maternal grandfather Leroy Stapleton, Lee's Summit; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Keith William Aker. Funeral services were Sunday, June 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Green Ridge Cemetery.

AKERS, Augusta Henrietta TEEMAN
1901-1999
Aline Star Cemetery, Carmen, Alfalfa Co, OK
Carmen, Oklahoma - The funeral for Augusta Henrietta (Teeman) Akers, age 97, will be Monday April 5th in the chapel of Wentworth Mortuary in Carmen. Burial will be in the Aline Star Cemetery. She was born September 17, 1901, near Montrose in Henry County, Mo. to Robert Henry and Elizabeth (Dahlman) Teeman and died Friday, April 2, 1999. On January 7, 1921, she married Elver C. Akers, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Together, they homesteaded a claim of 320 acres near Deora, Colo. where two of their children were born. They returned to Northwest Oklahoma in 1927 and farmed in Cleo Springs and Dacoma areas before settling on their farm east of Aline in 1942. They moved to the Carmen Rest Home in 1984. She was an active member in the Free Methodist and Nazarene churches where she taught Sunday school classes and played piano for services for many years. She was an active participant in daily chapel services at the Carmen Home during her 15 years of residency there. Surviving are one son, Lonnie Akers of Salina, Kans.; one daughter, Venetia Jorgensen of Oklahoma City; one sister, Leona Boone of the Carmen Home; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elver, by two sons, Chad and Wally, and by one brother, Richard R. Teeman. She was truly a pioneer woman who leaves an unforgettable legacy of strength, faith and love as inspiration to her family and friends.

AKERS, Beulah Laura Ann ANGLIN
1903-1992
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beulah Laura Ann Akers was born August 1, 1903, to Samuel C. and Mary Ann Poe Anglin at Racket. She passed away April 28, 1992, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Her parents moved to Deepwater in 1915 where she met and married George Akers on March 9, 1929. To this union two sons were born, Bobby Lee Akers who died in infancy and William Charles Akers, born August 5, 1939, and passed away September 1, 1974. Her husband, George, also preceded her in death on July 2, 1967. She is also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Evertt and Charles Jack Anglin. She is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Sylvia Gillespie of Clinton, Nellie Shoemaker of Clinton, Earl Anglin of Osceola, and Roy Anglin of Pleasant Hill; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were Friday, May 1, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Osceola Cemetery.

AKERS, Cleo Marie KAST
1908-1996
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cleo Marie Akers, well known and longtime resident of Henry County, died at her son's home near Clinton, Saturday, July 13, 1996. She was born January 22, 1908, near Ohio Post Office in St. Clair county, the daughter of Fred L. and Maggie Long Kast. She attended high school in Lowry City and married her school sweetheart, Herschell R. Akers on June 7, 1923. Herschell (Pug) preceded her in death in 1979. Their first home was established on a farm in St. Clair County. In the spring of 1929 they relocated to Henry County where she has lived for the remainder of her life. Early in her life, Cleo accepted Christ as her savior. She was a member of the Ohio Christian Church, Quarles Baptist Church and since 1942 has been a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton where she has been actively involved. It is difficult to measure the great extent of her influence on the many lives that she has touched, throughout her years of service. Cleo possessed the unusual gift of being able to communicate with people of various ages. Four children were born to this couple, Roy, Roma and twins, Betty and Letty, who died in infancy. She is survived by her son, Roy of Clinton; a daughter, Roma McCarthy of Chandler, Arizona; three grandchildren, Gayle Akers Powers, Brenda Akers Anderson and Craig McCarthy; three step-grandchildren, Brenda Kay Walth, Ronnie and Kenny Hood; four great-grandchildren, Glenda Powers Mueller and Greg Powers, Nathan and Jaclyn Anderson; four step-great-grandchildren, Greg and Mark Walth and John and Wesley Hood. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Lesta Akers, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 17, at the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

AKERS, Georgia Erma HAYES
1919-1995
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Georgia Erma Hayes Akers was born August 2, 1919, in Henry County, between Urich and Creighton. She was the daughter of George Edgar and Birdie (Belcher) Hayes. She died Tuesday, December 12, 1995, at the Nixa Park Care Center in Nixa, at the age of 76. Erma was united in marriage to James Orval Akers on December 19, 1939. Mr. Akers preceded her in death September 3, 1994. Mrs. Akers cooked for nursing homes for a number of years. She was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Sue Reagan, Springfield; one son, James E. "Butch" Akers, George West, Texas; two sisters, Norma Steele and Eathel Poe, both of Kansas City; seven grandchildren, including Susan Cyrus, Bishop, Texas, and Sarah Young, Springfield; also six great-grandchildren and 17 step-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, December 15, in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

AKERS, James Orval
1915-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Orval Akers was born April 10, 1915, in Blairstown. He died Saturday, September 3, 1994, at his home in Clinton at the age of 79. He was married to Georgia E. Hayes. He was a farmer and had worked for the Zenith Fireworks Plant in Clinton for 19 years. He was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church near Norris. He is survived by his wife, Georgia, of the home; one daughter, Susie Reagan of Springfield; one son, James E. "Butch" Akers of George West, Texas; seven grandchildren and 17 step-grandchildren. Graveside services were Tuesday, September 6, at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

AKERS, Richard
1913-1937
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Richard Ackers, who lives near Huntingdale, was struck by a car along the payment of Highway 13 near Rest-A-While Service station about two miles north of Clinton Saturday night. About 11 p.m. that night, Sheriff Dalton Davis was phoned and told there was a serious accident near Rest-A-While station and a few minutes later a badly frightened young man, who gave his name as Frank Delozier of 3 1/2 miles northwest of Lowry City, came to the jail and told the sheriff he had hit a man with his car but neither he nor his five companions, three girls and two other boys, could find him. Sheriff Davis, accompanied by Deputy Gillilan, drove to the scene of the accident, with the three boys, leaving the girls at the jail where it was warm. As near as could be ascertained the accident was on the culvert just south of the station. Upon returning they found Franklin Phelps, who stated he was Ackers' uncle, and that Ackers had been shucking corn for him and they were walking to his home, also near Huntingdale, from Clinton when the accident occurred. The body was found face down in the west ditch. Both legs were broken and the skull fractured. Deceased was taken to Wilkinson funeral home and Coroner Hughes called. Phelps and the young people in the car were also taken to the home to be questioned by Dr. Hughes and the sheriff. Delozier stated he and his companions were going to Quarles and he was driving a 1935 Chevrolet sedan about 30 miles per hour when a man jumped in front of the car waving his arms just a few feet ahead of him and he could not avoid hitting him. Delozier said he did not see either of the men until Ackers jumped in front of him and did not see Phelps until after he stopped the car. His companions agreed with his story. Others in the Delozier car were Kenneth Simpson, John Vickers, Ollene, Maxine and Josephine Delozier.

AKERS, Sarah Marget
1908-1994
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - S. Marget Akers, 86, Osceola, died Wednesday morning, May 11, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. On a beautiful spring morning, May 3, 1908, Lewis A. and Jane Akers welcomed their youngest child into their home. Marget was born in the country home near Lowry City, where she lived her entire life. she passed away in the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital on May 11, 1994. Marget attended Landaker rural school through grade 4. She then entered the Lowry City Schools, where she graduated in 1927. After graduation she taught her home school for three years. In 1952, she became employed at the St. Clair County Library. After traveling on the country bookmobile for several years she was appointed bookmobile Librarian, a position she held the remainder of 38 years before her retirement in 1990. Marget was honored by the Osceola Women's Club, naming her Woman of the Year. On December 7, 1941, she accepted her Christ as her Savior and she became a member of the Osceola Church of the Brethren. Marget was a very loyal and dedicated member - always anxious to help in any way. She has served as Sunday School Clerk for the past 23 years. Marget had very close association with many people as she traveled over all areas of St. Clair County, stopping at schools, country stores, and some homes. She held the friendship of these patrons in high esteem. She never grew weary in seeking to help them - this bringing joy to others. Marget was proud that she was granted the privilege of living with sister Lesta on the Centennial farm home. Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Edna Beardslee and Beulah Millan; three brothers, Melvin, Herschell R. (Pug), and Virgil; and a cousin who was reared in the Akers home. Surviving are Lesta Akers, her sister of the home; a dear sister-in-law, Cleo Akers of Clinton; seven nephews; eleven nieces; and several cousins and many, many friends. Marget often said she loved people and we believe that people loved her. Services were held Saturday, May 14, 1994, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Interment was in the Lowry City Cemetery.

AKEY, James Ernest
1871-1932
Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Umatilla Co, OR
Clinton MO - Despondency over financial matters led James E. Akey, former resident of Clinton, to take his own life October 27 in Pendleton, Oregon, where he had lived for the past 20 years. he was found in the bathroom of his home with his throat slashed with a razor. Accounts in the Evening East Oregonian, of Pendleton, stated that financial losses and concern over the misfortune of others is believed to be responsible for a mental state that caused Mr. Akey to end his life. He was still in comfortable circumstances though, regardless of his losses. Deceased was prominent in business and civic affairs. he served for three years as president of the Pendleton Chamber of commerce and was a member of the Rotary Club. Besides his wife he leaves four children: Mrs. Glen Howard, New York; Ellsworth Akey, attending Stanford University; Russell Akey, Pendleton and Miss Marguerite Akey, an employee of the county library at Pendleton. Mr. Akey was employed in the J. S. Agnew Red Front store in Clinton about 25 years ago. Later he worked in the Lindley and Shackleford store on the west side of the square, and before leaving Clinton was employed in the Degen Department store. In 1917, Mr. Akey joined the J. C. Penney forces and was at first with the Penney store at Kemmerer, Wyoming. He was later made manager of the J.C. Penney store at Preston, Idaho where he served until he went to Pendleton in 1919. Russell Akey, a son, succeeded his father as manager of the Pendleton J. C. Penney store. Funeral services were held in Pendleton and the body laid to rest in that place. Last Wednesday evening memorial services were held in the Clinton Presbyterian church in honor of the former Clintonian, who was an elder and Sunday School superintendent of that church at the time of his residence in Clinton.

AKINS, Charles Junior
1933-2002
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 18 2002 - Charles Junior Akins, 68, Henderson, Texas, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at his home. Charles was born December 21, 1933, near Adrian, the youngest child of Charles Thomas and Minnie Akins. The family moved to the Creighton area in the early 1940s and Charles attended the Creighton schools, graduating in 1951. In July 1952, he joined the United States Air Force where he served in Texas, California, Kansas, Nebraska and Ohio, as well as serving tours overseas. In 1957, Charles married Margaret Gragg and to this union four children were born. The family moved to Texas in 1980 and Charles and Margaret have lived in the east Texas area since that time. Charles was a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Henderson, Texas, as well as a member of the Air Force Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He spent much time supporting these organizations with his attendance and efforts. In addition, Charles was a member, helping himself and countless others achieve sobriety through the Alcohol Anonymous Program. Charles, or Junior as he was known to his many friends, will be remembered in so many ways to those who knew him. There were the family domino and card parties; times together as a family were precious to him. I'm told he enjoyed caring for his yard and roses and was particularly concerned and careful of the water pressure to the sprinkler system. Once while he was mowing wearing his Air Force cap, the wind caught the cap and tossed it under the blades of the mower, slicing and dicing it, so that for some time family members would find and bring to Charles little pieces of his hat. The larger remains of the cap, he hung on a peg at the house. Junior was a collector. He had well over 100 clocks, and also enjoyed shopping and finding things to share that he thought would bring pleasure to others. Several of you will remember he enjoyed making stew, but when he went to Luby's Cafeteria with the family, he was sure to select every strawberry selection available; strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie following by a dish of fresh strawberries. Preceding Charles in death are his parents; brothers, Ralph and Homer, and sisters, Opal and Bonnie. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and wife, Lori, Pampa, Texas, Tom and wife, Debbie, Henderson, Texas; two daughters, Pam Palmer and husband, Darren, Clinton, and Debbie Shattuck and husband, Kirby, Henderson, Texas; four very special granddaughters, Stephanie, Melissa, Leslie and Kara; three brothers, Roy Akins of Grain Valley, A. J. Akins and wife, Leona, Harrisonville, and Gearl Akins and wife, Carol, Creighton, and three sisters, Pearl Bates of Garden City, Marie Nafus and husband, W. H., and Faye Gibb, both of Harrisonville; nieces, nephews and many friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, February 25. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton. Military services were under the auspices of the Whiteman Air Force Base Honor Guard, Knob Noster.

AKINS, Gearl Dee
1928-2010
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 31 2010 - Gearl Dee Akins, 82, Creighton, was born March 2, 1928, near Adrian, the son of Charles T. and Minnie M. (Earnest) Akins. He departed this life Friday, March 26, 2010, at his home near Creighton. On June 18, 1967, Gearl was united in marriage to Carol Jane Gourley in Creighton. He owned and operated Akins Plumbing and Heating in Creighton until his retirement in 1996. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Index Masonic Lodge #154 A.M. & F.M. and was a charter member of the Lions Club, Creighton. He had lived in Bates County until he moved to his present farm in the ninth grade. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Homer and Ralph Akins; three sisters, Bonnie, Opal and Marie. Gearl is survived by his wife Carol Akins of the home; two sons, Dennis Dee Akins, Creighton; a daughter Denice Kay Hays, Greenwood; three grandchildren, Christyne Marie, Eric Steven and DeeAnna Kay; a brother A. J. Akins, Harrisonville; two sisters, Pearl Bates, Garden City, and Faye Gibb, Blue Springs; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in the Garden City Cemetery.

AKINS, Roy Clark
1926-2007
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 23 2007 - Roy Clark Akins, age 81 of Oak Grove, Missouri passed away October 21, 2007. Funeral services will be Friday, October 26, 2007 at Floral Hills Chapel with burial in Floral Hills Cemetery, Raytown, Missouri. Roy was a steel worker for Armco Steel for 37 years. He was a member of the Six Mile Baptist Church, Sibley, Missouri. He is survived by one son, Stanley Akins of Grain Valley, Missouri; two daughters, Sandra Burris and husband, Dana of Arnold, Missouri and Sharon Murphy of Grain Valley, Missouri; one grandson, Robin Burris and wife, Mandy and two granddaughters, Keegan Burris and Kenzie Burris, all of Peoria, Arizona; two brothers, A. J. Akins of Harrisonville, Missouri and Gearl Akins of Creighton, Missouri; three sisters, Pearl Bates of Garden City, Missouri, Marie Nafus of Harrisonville, Missouri and Faye Gibb of Blue Springs, Missouri.

ALBERS, Orville Harding
1921-2005
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 19 2005 - Orville H. Albers, 84, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Bristol Manor. He was born January 9, 1921, the son of Herman and Frieda (Simon) Albers. Preceding him in death is his parents; one brother, Earl Albers. He is survived by his brothers, Kenneth Albers and Dean Meisner; sister Alice Shelton, numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation. Memorial services to be held at a later date.

ALBIN, Beulah Opal LOAFMAN
1901-1996
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beulah Opal Loafman Albin was born December 16, 1901, in Springfield, the daughter of Harve and Eva (Kennon) Loafman. She died Friday, July 26, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 94. Mrs. Albin lived most of her life in the Clinton area. She was married to Harvey Albin, who preceded her in death in 1961. She was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and was also a member of the Amoma Bible Class. She is survived by two sisters, Ruby M. Docherty, Clinton, and Dorothy J. Barrows, Sun City West, Arizona; also nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Monday, July 29, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ALBIN, Bo Edward
1992-1992
Shady Grove Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bo Edward Albin, infant son of Edward Albin and Janet Butler, died Tuesday, November 17, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital. Graveside services will be Friday at the Shady Grove Cemetery in Benton County.

ALBIN, Caroline WISE
1827-1905
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 3 1905 - The death of Grandma Albin occurred at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. R. L. Shoemaker, at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27. Grandma was stricken with rheumatism about a year ago and had been a great, yet a patient sufferer. Her disease developed into dropsy and heart trouble about a month ago. Caroline Wise Albin was born December 17, 1827 in Fredericksburg, Pa. Married Lewis Albin March 21, 1859 and moved to Missouri in 1856, living in Lafayette Co. for several years, then moving to henry. Six children, three living - Mrs. Wade, Mrs. Boyd and Sterling Albin. Those dead are Mrs. Kate Biggerstaff, Michael Summerfield and Grace Albin. Also leaves eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She united with the Lutheran Church when quite young but after her marriage, she and her husband joined the M. E. South. Grandma always had a kind word for everybody and all the children loved her dearly. She also raised her two granddaughters, Mrs. Carrie Dixon, who died April 26, 1903, and Mrs. Kate Shoemaker, who nursed her thru her dreadful sufferings. Funeral at the Shoemaker home on Bodine Avenue and burial in Englewood.

ALBIN, Elbert Leroy
1917-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elbert Leroy Albin, 73, Chilhowee, died Monday, Sept. 30, 1991, at Western Missouri Medical Center. He was born Dec. 4, 1918, the son of Charles and Ethel Albin, Chilhowee. Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of the home; one son, Wayne Albin, Raytown; two brothers, Richard Albin, Chilhowee, and Orin Albin, Winter Park, Fl.; one sister, Leah Stidham, Temecula, Ca.; two grandsons and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Albin. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Newcomers-Floral Hills Funeral Chapel in Raytown.

ALBIN, Harold Leroy
1921-1996
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold Leroy Albin was born February 21, 1921, in Henry County, the son of LeRoy and Annabelle Park Albin. He died Tuesday, May 21, 1996, at the Columbia Regional Medical Center, Columbia, at the age of 75. Harold was a veteran of the United States Army. On September 21, 1947, he married Lois Ruth Caselman. She preceded him in death April 14, 1988. Mr. Albin lived for a time near Chilhowee before moving to Clinton in 1966. He was a farmer prior to his retirement. He was a member of the VFW Post #1894. He is survived by two sons, Ron Albin, Harrisburg, and Rick Albin, Grand Rapids Michigan; one daughter, Constance Albin, Vancouver, Washington; one brother, Lyle Albin, Clinton; three sisters, Patsy Wilson, Clinton, Ruth McDonald, Springfield, and Lois Duncan, Port Orange, Florida, and two grandsons. Graveside services were held at Friday, May 24, in the Carpenter Cemetery in Johnson Co.

ALBIN, Harriett Melissa HOUGH
1859-1945
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Funeral services for Mrs. Harriett M. Albin were held at the Community Church in Chilhowee Monday, October 8. She passed away after a short illness in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Ward, with whom she had been for the past few weeks, her own home being in Chilhowee. She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, March 25, 1859 and departed this life October 5, 1945, being 85 years, 6 months, and 5 days old. She was married to Daniel Lee Albin in Ohio on November 8, 1878 and came to Missouri after her two oldest children were born. They were the parents of 11 children. Those remaining are: Mr. Charles E. Albin, Mrs. Oscar Ward, Blairstown; Mrs. John Davis, Blairstown; Mrs. Walter Doak, Chilhowee; Mr. Roy L. Albin, Blairstown; Mrs. Edith Lookabaugh, Watonga, Okla.; Mrs. Edna Scheil, Calulmet, Okla.; and Mrs. L. Cunningham of California. Mrs. Albin cared for her husband for 16 years, he being an invalid after suffering a stroke and had been very active until since his death. The deceased was a very devoted wife and mother. She became a Christian in early life and was always ready to welcome her family and friends to her home. Besides her own children, she leaves 36 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Her burial was in Carpenter Cemetery beside her husband who passed away three years ago.

ALBIN, Lewis Comer
1828-1903
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 28 1902 - Lewis Comer Albin, who died Tuesday, March 10, 1903 at his home on Bodine Avenue, this city, was one of the oldest and most respected citizens. Born in Winchester, Virginia, October 26, 1828 and was something over 73. He came to Missouri in 1856 and settled in Lafayette county, where he lived until he came to Henry county 97 years ago. He first settled on what is known as the Brinkerhoff farm near LaDue and after a brief residence, moved to the Garth farm, just south and east of Clinton. After a residence here of two years, he moved to the Salmon farm and in a short time purchased a nice little farm of his own, just south of town, which he still owned and farmed up to the time of his death. For the last 16 years, he has been living in his beautiful little home on Bodine Avenue where by thrift and economy he had surrounded himself and family with many comforts and conveniences. To grandpa and grandma Albin were born six children: Mrs. Wade of Clinton; Mrs. Biggerstaff, deceased; Somma Albin, who died here of blood poison in 1893; Mrs. will Boyd of Clinton; Sterling Albin of North Station and Miss Grace Albin, who died in 1880. Besides these children of their own, they have raised two grandchildren, Mrs. H. A. Dixon of Independence, this state, and Mrs. R. L. Shoemaker, of this city. He was a devoted member of the M. E. Church, South, having given his heart to God fifty-two years ago. The writer has lived a neighbor to Grandpa Albin for 12 years and can truthfully say he was one of the best men he knew. If Grandpa ever wronged anyone it was not intentional. He was a good neighbor, a model husband, a kind and affectionate father. He was a great lover of his cows and horses and was kind and compassionate to them beyond measure. Grandpa was never satisfied unless he absolutely knew that all of his stock was well provided for. For several years, he has pastured the neighbor's cows and he was so good and kind to them that they seemed to know and realize his humane feelings. He was very energetic and industrious and notwithstanding his advance age, rarely missed a day in which he did not perform some kind of manual labor. His departure is a sad loss to his aged companion, who has shared all of the griefs and joys of a long and happy married life.

ALBIN, Lyle Jennings
1912-1997
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lyle Jennings Albin, son of Roy and Anna Bell (Park) Albin, was born January 17, 1912 in Blairstown, and died August 3, 1997, at the Clinton Health and Residential Care Center, Clinton, at the age of 85 years. He married Rosa Cleo Vick on November 25, 1937, and is survived by his wife and three children William Roy (Bill) Albin and his wife Eileen of Clinton; Robert Lyle (Bob) Albin and his wife Karen of Castle Rock, Colorado; and Rose Ann (Albin) Musser of Holts Summit. Also surviving are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Robin (Albin) Wells, husband Richard, and sons Andrew, Justin and Garison of Clinton; Sherri Albin of Warsaw; Jeff Albin and wife Carolyn and baby of Phoenix; Katie Albin of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Jason Musser and wife Kari of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Helen Miller and Mary Anna Chaufty, and one brother, Harold Albin. Mr. Albin was a farmer in Henry County, managed Benson Lumber and retired from Stewart Nattinger in 1947. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Tuesday, August 5. Burial in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

ALBIN, Rose Cleo VICK
1920-2002
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 4 2002 - Rose Cleo Albin, 81, Clinton, died Friday, January 11, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 15, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Burial was at Clinton Memory Gardens. Mrs. Albin was born November 25, 1920, in Pottsville, Texas, the daughter of William C. and Rosa M. (Riley) Vick. She married Lyle Jennings Albin November 25, 1937, who preceded her in death. She is survived by three children, William Roy (Bill) Albin and wife Eileen, Clinton, Robert Lyle (Bob) Albin and his wife Karen, Castle Rock, Colorado, and Rose Ann (Albin) Muesser of Holts Summit. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Robin (Albin) Wells and husband, Richard, Clinton, Sherri Albin of Adrian, Jeff Albin and wife, Carolyn, Phoenix, Arizona, Katie (Albin) Pokorski and husband, David, Dallas, Texas, Clint Albin of Denver, Colorado, and Jason Muesser and wife, Karin, Elgin, Illinois. Mrs. Albin also has six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Justin and Garrison Wells of Clinton, Thomas and Charles Albin of Phoenix, Arizona, and Finley Muesser, Elgin, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Gladys (Vick) Jacobs and Zadie (Vick) White, and four brothers, Riley Vick, Earl Vick, W. C. Vick and Lee Vick. Mrs. Albin worked at the Henry County Soil Testing Lab for 23 years and she and her husband ran "Teen Town" from 1956-68, but she most enjoyed being a homemaker and doll maker. She was known for making, repairing and restoring dolls for people all over the United States and made homemade dolls to sell at Silver Dollar City.

ALBIN, Samuel R.
1938-2010
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 30 2010 - Samuel R. Albin, 72, Coal, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born on December 10, 1938, in Chillicothe. He grew up and lived in Coal his entire life, working in construction, hauling rock for the local quarry and moving houses. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and playing in the garden. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Oliver and Jim Albin, and two daughters, Tammie Lee and Edna Ann. He is survived by four sons, Samuel Robert Albin of Windsor and William Howard, Elwood Wayne and Jackie Lee Albin, all of Tightwad; one daughter, Edna Darlene Briscoe of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, one great-grandson; two brothers, Mickey Albin of Warsaw and Howard Albin of Butler, Missouri, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Friday, March 5, at Good Hope Baptist Church in Coal.

ALBIN, Shawna Louise HENSON
1971-2009
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2009 - Shawna Louise Albin, 37, of Tightwad, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at her home. Shawna was born October 9, 1971, in Clinton, Missouri the daughter of Robert Wesley and Patricia Louise (Manbeck) Henson. Shawna was a devoted and loving mother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her close companion, Jackie Albin, their two children, Kierra and Jackie Jr. of Clinton, Missouri, one brother, Kyle Henson and his wife Marnisa of Clinton, Missouri, her grandmother, Deane Henson of Clinton, Missouri, one uncle, Jack Manbeck and his wife Phyllis of Fairfax, Virginia, two nephews Wesley and Taylor Henson of Clinton, Missouri, two nieces, Raeann and Randi Albin of Clinton, Missouri. Preceding her in death were her parents, Robert and Patricia Henson. Funeral Services will be Friday, January 16, 2009 at Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri, with burial to follow at Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater, Missouri.

ALBIN, William Oliver "Bill" III
1985-2012
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2012 - William "Bill" Oliver Albin III, age 27, of Hartwell, Missouri passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 near Clinton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Clinton. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Robert and Wanda Kay Hodges, and paternal grandparents, Oliver Sr. and Roberta (Biles) Albin. Among survivors are his daughter, Sherry Ann Albin and her mother, Robin Stevens of Clinton, Missouri, his parents, Buster and Linda Albin; three brothers, Justin, James, and Josh Albin, and sister, Kimberly Albin, all of the home.

ALBRECHT, Janet WILSON
1945-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 18 2003 - Janet Wilson Albrecht, 57, died peacefully Saturday, November 8, 2003, surrounded by her family. Janet loved to read, travel and collect orchids. In 1964, she married Bernie Albrecht and lived in Columbia until 1970. There she gave birth to two daughters, Scoti and Suzi, and then the family moved to Seattle, Washington, where her third daughter, Cristina, was born. Within three years, they moved to Fairfax, Virginia, where Bernie worked for the United States Department of Agriculture. Soon thereafter, they were off to Rome, Italy, for four years with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. After Rome, they traveled back to Fairfax, where Janet obtained her Master's Degree from George Mason University and became a clinical psychologist. Janet and Bernie lived in Fairfax until 1994, then moved to Orlando. Janet started working for Human Services Associates, Inc. and later became the director of the Juvenile Assessment Center in Orlando. She is survived by her husband, Bernie; daughters, Scoti Kaesshaefer, Vienna, Austria, Suzi Albrecht and Cristina Chylinski, Orlando; granddaughter, Taylor Field, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; grandsons, Max Kaesshaefer, Vienna, Austria, Tristan Magee and Michael Chylinski, Orlando; mother, Nell Wilson, Clinton; sister, Gay Lord, Orlando; brothers, John Wilson, Bill Wilson and Bob Wilson, Clinton. Funeral services were celebrated Wednesday, November 12, at the St. Andrew Catholic Church, 801 Hastings Drive, Orlando.

ALBRECHT, Whilhelmina Fredericka "Minnie" BARTH VOGT
1852-1934
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The soul of Mrs. E. E. Albrecht, Montrose, winged its way to eternity at 8:10 Monday Night. Her passing brought rest from three years of intense pain as she had been bedfast with a complication of diseases. She became worse about a week before her death. Minnie Barth was born January 5, 1852, in Stuttgart, Germany, and came to America when she was 18. Shortly after her arrival here she was united in marriage with John Vogt and during his lifetime they lived east of Piper. Their union was given seven children, of whom six survive: G. A. Vogt, Urich; J. G. and Chas. B. Vogt, Topeka; Mrs. L. H. Biddler, Haileyville, Okla.; Mrs. A. J. Small, Buffalo, Okla.; and Mrs. Rose Hendricks, Collinsville, Okla. One son preceded her in death. About 44 years ago, after the death of her first husband, Mrs. Vogt married E. E. Albrecht, and they had one daughter, Mrs. Press Colson, at whose home Mrs. Albrecht died. Nineteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Albrecht operated the hotel in Montrose with her husband for more than 18 years, and after his death January 5, 1925, continued its operation with her daughter. She was a splendid cook and an excellent housekeeper, and entertained her guests as though she were in her own home. She was solicitous of their welfare and remembered the dainties her regular patrons liked. In appearance, Mrs. Albrecht was small and immaculately neat, and there was always the twinkle of a merry spirit in her eyes. Her guests at her hotel enjoyed their stay because of the unfailing hospitality of their hostess. She never neglected her church work despite her many duties. Early in life she joined the Christian church but when she moved to Montrose she put her membership in the Cumberland Presbyterian church and was regularly present at the services. In her spiritual life she was a fine example of pure, Christian womanhood, and always obeyed the divine injunction to serve others. Her memory is blessed by those who remember her kind deeds and cheering words when they were ill or in need of a friend. Mrs. Albrecht was an active member of the Aid Society of her church, also of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Colson, her daughter, has lived with her mother most of her life and given unceasingly and lovingly to her care during her illness. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial was at Hopewell. The Eastern Star was in charge of the graveside services.

ALBRIGHT, Helen Mae WITHERSPOON
1929-1995
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Helen Mae Witherspoon Albright was born January 23, 1929, in Hickory County, the daughter of William and Louella (Bohrn) Witherspoon. She died April 29, 1995, at her home in Urich, at the age of 66. She moved to Urich in 1975. She was married to William Dale Albright on June 27, 1978. Mr. Albright preceded her in death January 30, 1994. She had worked for 17 years as a quality control inspector for Rival and felt a loyalty to her coworkers there. She retired in 1990. Helen loved to fish. She also loved dogs and cats and enjoyed gardening. She took special pleasure in being with her family. She is survived by three stepsons, Mark Albright and wife Annie, Osceola, Billy Albright Jr., Kaw City, Oklahoma, and Michael Albright, Denton, Texas; two brothers, William "Buster" Witherspoon and Gene Witherspoon, both of Clinton; two sisters, Ruth Parks, Calhoun, and Mary Weddle, Clinton; three grandsons, Tyson, Shannon and Christopher; also many nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Tuesday, May 2, at the Chilhowee Cemetery.

ALBRIGHT, William Dale
1930-1994
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Dale Albright was born September 11, 1930, in Rosedale, Kansas, the son of Woodford and Edna (Scott) Albright. He passed away Sunday, January 30, 1994, at his home in Urich. Mr. Albright was married to Helen Kowalik on June 17, 1978. Mr. Albright was employed at the West Central Concrete Finishing Company for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Helen, of the home; three sons, Michael Albright, Denton, Texas, Mark Albright, Windsor, William Albright, Jr., Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, Donald Albright, North Carolina, Robert Albright, Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Katherine Purdy, Dallas, Texas, and three grandsons, Tyson, Shannon and Christopher. Graveside services were Wednesday, February 2, 1994.

ALCORN, Harold Carter
1912-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold C. Alcorn, 80, 1300 E. 24th, Sedalia, formerly of the Ionia-Windsor area, died Tuesday evening, April 27, 1993 at the Four Seasons Living Center in Sedalia. He was born October 9, 1912 in Green Ridge, the son of Harry Ellsworth Alcorn and Ruth Frances Carter Alcorn. On January 1, 1938, in Ionia, he married Ozetta Agnes Brockman, who survives of the home in Sedalia. Mr. Alcorn was a retired farmer and dairyman. He was a member of the Ionia Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, Mr. Alcorn is survived by a daughter, Iva Lou Banning, Armstrong; a son, Norman Alcorn, Sedalia; a brother, Wilson Alcorn, Windsor; a sister, Helen Comer, Marionville; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 30, at the Ionia Methodist Church. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALCORN, Ida Mary GRAY
1861-1941
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Ida M. Gray, daughter of Charles and Fidelia Gray was born in Elizabethtown, Essex county, New York, July 6, 1861 and passed away at the home of her son, Merwin Alcorn near Windsor June 2, 1941, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 24 days. At the age of six years she with her family moved to Kossuth county, Iowa. She was one of twelve children, four of whom are still living, Edward of New Jersey, Louis of Iowa, Mrs. Oliver Crumley of Windsor and Mrs. Henry Collers of Iowa. She was married to William Wilson Alcorn Oct. 2, 1880. To this union nine children were born, five of whom are still living: Harry E., Merwin W. and Mrs. H.R. Null of Windsor, Asa A. of Kansas City and Mrs. E.W. Smith of Ionia. Four children preceded her in death, Mrs. Charles Mast of Kansas, Mrs. John Carter of Windsor, and Ralph and Wilbur who passed away in Iowa. She was also the mother of four step children, two of whom are still living, Mrs. C.L. Johnson of Rumford, S.D., and H.R. Alcorn of Iowa. Her husband died Feb. 3, 1917. She was converted and joined the M.E. church at Bancroft, Iowa, in her early childhood. Moving to Missouri in the spring of 1903 she with her husband transferred their membership to the M.E. church, South, at Prairie Chapel, and was later a charter member of the Brandon M.E. church when this church was organized. For a few years after the death of her husband she made her home in Windsor, but for the past six years she has lived with her children. Funeral services will be conducted today at Brandon.

ALCORN, Ozetta Agnes BROCKMAN
1913-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ozetta Alcorn, 80, Fayette, formerly of Ionia, died Saturday, May 28, 1994, at the Keller Hospital Extended Care Facility in Fayette. She was born June 3, 1913 in Ionia, the daughter of John Peter Brockman and Sarah (Sadie) M. Bruce Brockman. On January 1, 1938, in Ionia, she married Harold Carter Alcorn, who preceded her in death April 27, 1993. Mrs. Alcorn was a homemaker and farm wife. She was a member of the Ionia United Methodist Church where she played the organ for many years. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women. Survivors include a son, Norman Alcorn, Sedalia; a daughter, Iva Lou Banning, Armstrong; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one niece, Geanie Firnhaber. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 31, at the Ionia Methodist Church. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALCORN, William Wilson
1845-1917
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Seldom does a death visit a community to cause deeper sorrow and regret to all of the community than did the untimely passing of one of our best men and most loved citizens of the east side, W.W. Alcorn. But recently it was our great pleasure to grasp his hand in a true friendship on the streets of Windsor, but even now he has passed on to the Great Beyond. He was sick only a few days with that dread disease, pneumonia. W. W. Alcorn was one of the men of his community such as are rarely found. A prosperous and efficient farmer, a devoted husband, a loving father and a true friend, he will be sadly missed in the community. William Wilson Alcorn was born in Tidnite, Penn., Dec. 10, 1845, and died on Feb. 13, 1917, being therefore 71 years, 1 month and 23 days old. He was married on Dec. 10, 1868 to Lydia A. Maxon. To this union four children were born, Misses Ida E. and Edith May Alcorn and Mrs. C.L. Johnson of Ardmore, S.D., and H. R. Alcorn of Radcliffe, Iowa. Mr. Alcorn's first wife died Nov. 13, 1879. On Oct. 2, 1880 he was married to Ida M. Gray. To this union there were born nine children, Mrs. Florence F. Mast of Abilene, Kas., Wm. Merwin, Ralph Elton, Mrs. Elsie M. Carter, Asa Allen, Wilbur Loyd, Bernice Irene and Ora Lucile. Those of the children who have preceded their father are Ida E., Edith May, Ralph Elton and Wilbur Loyd. Mr. Alcorn moved to Indiana when about 14 years of age. In 1878 he moved on to Kossuth County, Iowa, and in 1903 came to his present home near Windsor. At the time of his death he was a member of the M.E. Church of Brandon. The funeral was held from the family residence last Monday morning and burial was in Laurel Oak cemetery.

ALCORN, Wilson W.
1917-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilson W. Alcorn, 76, of Windsor, died Saturday, December 26, 1993 at his home in Windsor. He was born May 14, 1917 near Windsor, the son of Harry E. Alcorn and Ruth Carter Alcorn. On April 21, 1945 in Sullivan, he married Ethel Louise Williams, who survives of the home. Mr. Alcorn was a farmer, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church near Windsor, where he served the church for many years as treasurer. He also led the music and played the piano for church services. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gayle Wilson Alcorn, Windsor, Alan Duane Alcorn, Kansas City, Kansas; two grandchildren and a sister, Helen Comer, Marionville, Mo. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 29, 1993 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALDEN, Dixie BOYLES
1928-2004
Kern River Valley Cemetery, Wofford Heights, Kern Co, CA
Dizie B. Alden. Dixie was born April 21, 1928 to Alonzo and Annie Boyles in Brownington, Mo. and entered eternal rest on September 9, 2004 at Bakersfield Heart Hospital in Bakersfield, California. She was a member of the Pink Ladies of Kern Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Her favorite pastime was crocheting and sewing. Dixie was preceded in death by her husband Bill, in 1995. She is survived by her sister, Olga M. Boyles of Clinton, Mo.; four children, William Alden and wife Linda of Victorville, CA; David Alden and wife Robin of Torrance, CA; Wesley Alden also of Torrance. CA; and Sharon Williams of Lake Isabella, CA; 10 grandchidlren and seven great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services entrusted to the care of Lake Isabella Valley Morturary.

ALDEN, William Wesley "Bill"
1925-1995
Kern River Valley Cemetery, Wofford Heights, Kern Co, CA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Friday, Jun 9 1995 - William (Bill) Alden, Wofford Heights, Calif., formerly of Calhoun, died June 7, 1995, at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Bakersfield, Calif. Surviving are his wife, Dixie (Boyles) Alden of the home; three sons, Billy Alden, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., David and Wesley Alden, Torrance, Calif.; one daughter, Sharon Williams, Las Vegas, Nevada; 10 grandchildren. He is the brother-in-law of Olga Boyles, Clinton, and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Boyles, El Dorado Springs.

ALDERMAN, Josephine Louise LUPTON
1927-1974
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thursday, July 4 1974 - Mrs. Josephine Louise Alderman, wife of Postmaster Leslie Alderman of Cole Camp, died at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, where she had been a patient since May 2. She attained the age of 46 years, 10 months and 21 days. She was born June 24, 1927 in Clinton, the daughter of Joseph and Violet Webb Lupton. She spent some of her childhood days in Clinton, Cross Timbers, and Bolivar, Mo., moving to Cole Camp with her parents in 1940. On August 30, 1946, she was married to Leslie Alderman. He survives of the home. This union was blessed with one daughter. She lived in Windsor and Sedalia for the three years following their marriage and since that time had made her home in Cole Camp. For a number of years she was employed as secretary at R-1 School here. Survivors include her parents, of Cole Camp; one daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Carolyn) Snow, Versailles, one sister, Mrs. Herbert (Bernice) Williams, Cole Camp,; and one grandchild, Cara Lynn Snow. Memorial services were held Friday at the Fox Funeral Home. The body was taken to the University of Missouri School of Medicine for cancer research. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery, Manila.

ALDERSON, Venita Christina RENFRO WILSON
1909-1998
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Venita C. Alderson, born March 10, 1909, northeast of Clinton, the daughter of Edward Lee and Sadie Lee Raines Renfro, died Saturday, October 17, 1998, at the Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 89 years, seven months and seven days. She was married to Ervin Wilson September 14, 1930. Ervin died January 1969. In April 1975 she married her longtime neighbor and friend Lawrence Alderson. Mr. Alderson died in December 1980. Venita was a graduate of Clinton High School and attended State Teachers College at Warrensburg. She taught at White School, northwest of Clinton, for two years and held an office position in Clinton for a time. She also substituted in the Deepwater schools. She had a strong commitment to the land of Henry County. Her family has lived in this area for four generations. For years she worked her cattle farm and even in later years ran the farm from her bedside. She loved her farm and cattle. While living on the farm she was quite active in the Pleasant Valley Church and for 10 years was their treasurer. In later years with her home in Clinton she became a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton and was a faithful member until her health no longer permitted it. Venita was not blessed with children, but is survived by several cousins and close friends who loved her. Funeral services were held Monday, October 19, at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ALDERSON, Verna FAJEN HAGENAH
1919-2008
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2008 - Verna Hagenah Alderton, 88, died Monday, May 5, 2008, at the Kingswood Health Care Center, Kansas City, Mo. She was born November 24, 1919, in Springfork, Mo., the daughter of Fred William Fajen and Mary Katherine (Schroeder) Fajen. On January 5, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., she married Reinhardt Henry Hagenah, who preceded her in death December 22, 1974. On February 14, 1991, at the Windsor United Methodist Church, in Windsor, Mo., she married Virgil Alderton, who preceded her in death January 11, 2003. Verna worked at TWA in Kansas City, Mo., and in New York for several years during and after World War II. After her marriage, she and Reinhardt lived and raised their family in Cole Camp, Mo. Verna moved to Windsor, Mo., after Reinhardt’s death in 1974. She worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor, Mo., for 15 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Sandy Wikstrom, Cole Camp, Mo.; Faye Sirois, Overland Park, Kansas; Patty Hagenah, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; 8 grandchildren, Jeff Sirois; Justin Sirois; Casey Wikstrom; Jami Wikstrom; Kelly Wikstrom; Brad Wikstrom; Danielle Rowley and Katelyn Rowley; 4 great-grandchildren, Audree Sirois; Juliette Sirois; Noah Bozarth and Hannah Bozarth; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 8, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Cole Camp, Mo.

ALDRIDGE, Lila Amanda JOHNSTON
1929-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 27 2005 - Lila Amanda Aldridge was born March 12, 1929, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Frederick Johnston. She died at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, April 6, 2005, at the age of 76 years. Lila was married to William Cecil Aldridge. She was a traffic manager for the Bishoprick Products Co. until she retired. She was a faithful member of the Victory Christian Center, Clinton. She had lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, all of her life until they moved to Clinton 15 years ago. She is survived by her husband William Cecil Aldridge of the home; one daughter, Brenda Helmer and husband Mike, Shawnee, Kansas; three brothers, J. D. Johnston of Phoenix, Arizona, Etlar Johnston and Howard Johnston of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Jane Christman and Shirley of Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as two grandchildren, Sunnie and Heath Helmer. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, April 9. Cremation followed the service.

ALDRIDGE, William Cecil
1924-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 2005 - William Cecil Aldridge, son of Simon and Ann Aldridge, was born December 5, 1924, in Bedford, Kentucky, and died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Bill was married to Lila A. Johnston Aldridge, who preceded him in death April 6, 2005. He was a welder and a member of the Boilermaker Union Local 105, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was also a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548, AF&AM He was also preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Rob Helmer, and 10 brothers and sisters. He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Helmer and husband Mike, Shawnee, Kansas, and Wilma Edwards and husband Ash, Newark, Delaware, and seven grandchildren, Herb Edwards, Alan Edwards, Doug Edwards, Roger Edwards, Cindy Evangelista, Heath Helmer and Sunnie Helmer. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, May 7. Cremation followed the service.

ALEWINE, Alex Arthur
1998-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2007 - Alex Arthur Alewine, 9, Windsor, died Saturday afternoon, February 24, 2007, at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City. He was born January 31, 1998, in Clinton, the son of Jeffery Alex Alewine and Mary Marie (Young) Alewine. He was a second grade student at Windsor Elementary School in Windsor. Survivors include his father Jeffery Alex Alewine, Windsor; his mother and stepfather, Marie Schweer and Scott Lewis Schweer, LaGrange, Texas; four brothers, Jacob Ray Alewine, Jeffery Thomas Alewine, Kadyn Metcalf and Avyn Jay Alewine, all of the home in Windsor; maternal grandparents, Everett Ray Young, Windsor, and Mary Lou Young, LaGrange, Texas; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Thomas Arthur and Melody Alewine, Calhoun, and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 1, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALEXANDER, Bessie Irene SEVIER
1904-1996
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bessie Irene Alexander, 92, Butler, died Sunday, July 21, 1996, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. - Bessie Irene Sevier, youngest child of James W. and Louella (Patt) Sevier, was born June 13, 1904, in Henry County, near Urich. Her early years were spent in Henry County on the farm and then moving with her parents to LaDue (Henry County) as a young woman. She later lived in Warrensburg for a number of years. She was a Baptist. She was united in marriage to Charles S. Alexander on October 24, 1942. During her married life she lived in the Gardner, Ks., community and in Kansas City. Her husband preceded her in death in 1960. After her retirement from Crane's Cafeteria in Kansas City and for health reasons, she moved to Urich to live with her sister. After her sister's death in 1983, she remained in Urich until her failing health required her to move to a nursing home in 1988. She suffered a heart attack on July 18, 1996, which required hospitalization at Bates County memorial Hospital, Butler, where she died on July 21. Survivors include her nephew and wife, Charles and Jo Goodman and her niece and Husband, Sandra and Ron Nadler, all of Urich; great-niece and great-nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Tuesday, July 23, at the Consalus Chapel in Urich. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Henry County.

ALEXANDER, Caroline Elizabeth ROWLAND
1831-1904
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 4 1904 - Death has again made its appearance in our midst and bereft a loving husband, kind sons and daughters. Caroline Elizabeth Rowland, the subject of this sketch, was born in Cumberland county, Ky., August 27, 1831. Married to Paul Alexander February 14, 1848. Eleven children; surviving 3 sons and 3 daughters - Walter, Perry and James Alexander, and Mesdames R. C. Gilmer, O. A. Mitchell and J. R. Angle, who were at her bedside at her death and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all living near Clinton except one granddaughter, who lives at Wyteville, Va. She came to Missouri with her husband and family in 1870. She had been in failing health for a year past; for 3 months had been affected with a complication of diseases which resulted in heart failure and on Sunday, May 15, 1902 at 2 o'clock all that was mortal of this good woman winged its flight to the Angles. A member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church since girlhood. Funeral at the home and burial in Fields Creek Cemetery.

ALEXANDER, Forest Dale
1935-1993
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dale Alexander, 57, Kansas City in Clay County, died Monday, April 19, 1993 at his daughter's home in Parkville. Services will be Thursday at Newcomer's White Chapel; graveside services will be at Thursday at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Alexander was born in Clinton and moved to Kansas City area 40 years ago. He was a pipefitter for the General Motors Corp. for 15 years before he retired. Survivors include three daughters, Connie Holloway, Parkville, and Linda Alexander and Dixie Alexander of Gladstone; a sister, Thelma Hodgett, Wellsville, Ks.; and four grandchildren.

ALEXANDER, George Neville
1917-1939
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Clinton MO - George Alexander died February 28, 1939, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 22. George Neville Alexander was born February 3, 1917, in Benton County, near Warsaw. In 1929, he moved with his parents to a farm near Windsor, attending Windsor High School, and graduating with the class of 1935. George had been employed at a grocery store since his graduation, and for the past year had been in charge of the meat department. George was highly esteemed and dearly loved by his many friends and acquaintances. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Alexander, of near Windsor, and the following brothers and sisters, Earl Alexander, Yankton, S. Dak.; Mrs. Jean Ray, Calhoun; Mrs. Willard Glen, Warsaw; Mrs. Wesley Allen, and Roy Alexander of Windsor; a half brother, B. C. Alexander of Chicago, and a half sister Mrs. Sam Holly of Fairfield. Funeral service was held last Thursday at the Windsor Baptist Church. Burial in Riverside Cemetery at Warsaw.

ALEXANDER, Grant Wyatt
1892-1965
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Grant W. Alexander, 72, Clinton, who died April 14, in Kansas City, was held at the Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood. Grant Wyatt Alexander was born Oct. 17, 1892, in Dallas County, the son of John and Mary Owens Alexander. He lived all his boyhood years in and around Clinton. He married Frances Houk, August 5, 1913, to which union were born three children, Olive Odessa, Thelma Elizabeth and Forrest Dale. The family left Clinton for a period of years when his work took him to different parts of the Country. For a while they resided at Emporia, Kan. There he was baptized and became a member of the First Undenominational Church of Emporia. Later the family moved to Tayer, Mo., where he lived until the death of a daughter, Mrs. Olive Odessa Evans. With the three motherless grandchildren, Wanda, Jesse and Delores Evans, he and his wife returned to Deepwater. The family moved to various farms in and around Osceola and Roscoe until the last four years when they settled on a farm 10 miles southeast of Clinton. Here Mr. Alexander resided until illness forced him to be hospitalized during the two remaining months of his life. He leaves his wife of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Elizabeth Hodgett, Kansas City, MO., a son, Forrest Dale Aleander, Kansas City; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Short, Clinton, and Mrs. Lillie Marshal, Warrensburg; many other relatives and friends.

ALEXANDER, Leonard Ray
1914-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2004 - Leonard Ray Alexander was born in Mexico, Missouri, on April 20, 1914, to Allie and Nadine Alexander and he died at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on June 20, 2004, at the age of 90 years. Leonard graduated from Calumet High School in Chicago and was named the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the year. He attended Iowa State University and lettered in four sports. He served in the Army Air corps during World War II. He owned his own company in Kanas City until he retired. He is survived by his wife Francis of the home; two sons, Scott Alexander of Merriam, Kansas, and Gary Alexander, New Lancaster, Kansas, and one daughter Melissa Belt, Shawnee, Kansas, as well as 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Also through his marriage to Francis he is survived by Dennis and Anne Jacobs of Coffeyville, Kansas, and their children, Scott and Bob Jacobs, and a daughter-in-law, Cabina Jacobs of Peculiar. This was a cremation with a private memorial service held on June 25 in New Lancaster, Kansas, for the family.

ALEXANDER, Opal Garnet CORDELL
1908-1992
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Opal Garnet Alexander, 84, of 50 A Wetzel Circle, Clinton, passed away Thursday, November 19, 1992 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She was born September 23, 1908 in Corona, Ca., the daughter of James G. and Cena (McKinney) Cordell. She was a young child when the family moved to Missouri. Opal was united in marriage to William Leo Alexander in 1932. They lived in the Ballard community for ten years before moving to Clinton. To this union two children were born. She worked for Reynolds Manufacturing Company and Unitog Manufacturing Company for 25 years as a machine operator. Opal was loved and respected by her children and grandchildren, and took pleasure in sharing with them. Opal was a person who did not ask for much. She was very content with what she had and was happy with whatever life gave to her. She is survived by a daughter, Leora Houk of Clinton; a son, Dwight Alexander of Clinton; one sister, Thelma Campbell of Butler; one brother, Dee Cordell of Raytown; four grandchildren, Lynn (Donna) of Portland, Or., Cecil Houk, Lee's Summit, Wesley Houk and Michael Houk, both of Clinton; six great-grandchildren, Israel, Levi, Vanessa, Bonnie Jo, Kenny and Kayle Houk. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one brother Leonard Cordell. Opal learned early in life to live by the scripture 1 Timothy 6:6, But godliness with contentment is great gain. Funeral services were Saturday, November 21, 1992 at the Christian Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ALEXANDER, Raymond Lawrence
1932-2010
Platte City Cemetery, Platte City, Platte Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2010 - Raymond Lawrence Alexander Jr. died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at his home in Platte City. Funeral service will be July 2, at Rollins Funeral Home in Platte City. Raymond was born February 21, 1932, in East Leavenworth to Raymond L. Alexander Sr. and Marie Jeanette (Mann). He was a lifelong resident of rural Platte County and graduated from the Platte City High School. He served his country as a corporal in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Edna England on April 17, 1959, in Kansas City. He was a member of the United Church in Christ of Leavenworth, Kansas, served as road commissioner for the Farley Special Road District for over 25 years, farmed for many years, was a great family man and worked as a mechanic for TWA for 17 years, retiring in 1994. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Edna of the home; his sons, David Wayne Taylor (Diane) of Kansas City, and Clyde Lee Alexander (Cheryl) of Conneaut, Ohio; his daughter Edith Marie Lawler (Dale) of Clinton; his sisters, Rhea Seba (Don) of Atchison, Kansas, Rita Barr of Belton and Martha Horseman of Independence, and his grandchildren, Andrew Taylor, Logan Lawler, Adam Lawler, Kevin Taylor, Ashlee Alexander and Joshua Alexander.

ALEXANDER, Russell Wayne
1976-2008
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 9 2009 - Russell Wayne Alexander, 31, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at his home in Clinton. He attended State Fair Community College and CMSU and received a degree in business finance. Russ married his high school sweetheart, Carrie (Mitchell), on June 23, 2001, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where he continued to be a member and was actively involved with the Knights of Columbus. Russ is survived by his wife Carrie; one daughter Alana, and one son Mitchell, all of the home; his parents, Richard and Janice (Munsterman) Alexander of Clinton; one sister Jamie Smith and husband Nathan, and their children, Kyli and Abigail, all of Warrenton; his maternal grandmother Helen Munsterman of Montrose; his in-laws, Jim and Kim Mitchell and Cathy and Roger Swanagon, all of Clinton; his brother-in-law Eric and Kim Mitchell and their children, Macey, Katie, and Cody, all of Clinton, and brother-in-law Steve Hensely, as well as a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Russ worked for Union State Bank through high school and college before beginning his career as a financial advisor. In 2003, Russ opened an Edward Jones office in his hometown of Clinton and received several awards for his service to his clients. Russ was a man who put his family and friends before himself and you could rarely find him without a smile on his face. He enjoyed playing golf with friends, but his true passion in life was found in the wilderness, waiting for the "Big Buck." Russ was actively involved as a trustee of the Clinton Elks Lodge and served as Exalted Ruler in 2005-2006. A funeral Mass was on Monday, Nov. 17, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Russ was laid to rest at Englewood Cemetery.

ALEXANDER, Walter Fount
1853-1905
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 11 1905 - Walter Fount Alexander was born at Burksville, Cumberland County, Ky., December 24, 1853; died at his home near LaDue, this state, Friday morning, March 3, 1905. In November 1880 the family moved to what is known as the Armstrong farm, 2 miles northwest of Clinton, dwelt there for some time, but removed again and have continued to live near Clinton or LaDue most of the time. Married to Miss Lillie Waddell April 12, 1888. Six children, one dying two years ago. While attending his mother-in-law's funeral last January, he spoke so tenderly and lovingly of the little departed daughter, saying "We miss her so much it seems that we can scarcely get along without her. Grandma Alexander last May and now Grandma Waddell, but we must all go when our time comes." He was taken ill of pneumonia near the middle of February but had recovered sufficiently to sit up. An early recovery was expected but on Thursday morning he had a chill, lost consciousness, then soon after another chill, and for 26 hours his suffering was great, being unconscious all of that time. Rheumatism of the heart was the fatal malady. An aged father, Perry and James Alexander, near LaDue, Mrs. Gilmer of Blairstown, Mrs. Oscar Mitchell and Mrs. Richard Angle near Clinton also survive him. Interment in the Fields Creek Church yard.

ALFORD, Joe
1937-2012
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2012 - Joe Alford, 75, Windsor, died Tuesday morning, May 15, 2012, at Bothwell Regional Hospital, Sedalia. He was born January 12, 1937, in Scott County, near Forkville, Mississippi, the son of Bob Alford and Birdie (Harvey) Alford. On February 5, 1977, in Hamilton, he married Linda Lou Houts, who survives of the home. Joe was a heavy equipment operator for the Peabody Coal Company for 13 years and then worked for the Operating Engineers Local #101, Kansas City, from 1988 to 2002 when he retired. He was a member of the Calhoun United Methodist Church, Calhoun; the Operating Engineers Local 101, Kansas city; Windsor Masonic Lodge #29, AF/AM, and the Ararat Shrine, Kansas City. In addition to his wife Linda, he is survived by a son Joseph Phillip Alford, Salina, Kansas; a sister Pearl Wynn, Start, Louisiana; a brother George Alford, also of Start, LA., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Pauline Word; a half-sister, Meredith Ray Evans; a brother, Nelson Alford, and three half-brothers, Roy, Troy and Clyde Stevens. Graveside services will be Friday, May 18, at Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun.

ALFTER, Flournoy
1884-1886
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1886 - Died, on Wednesday, February 17, 1886, a few minutes before 2 p.m., Mrs. Alfter's little son, who had been so ill from the first of his sickness and suffered so intensely for the last five days, peacefully breathed his last. Had he lived until the 26th, he would have been two years old. He was very large for his age, a bright and promising child.

ALKIRE, Merrill Dean "Jim"
1944-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2002 - Merrill Dean "Jim" Alkire, son of William Jackson and Bernice Esther (Graham) Alkire, was born February 23, 1944, in Herington, Kansas, and died at his home in Clinton on December 8, 2002, at the age of 58 years. Jim attended grade school in Salina, Kansas, high school in Denver, Colorado, and graduated from college with a degree in psychology from Northeastern Oklahoma University. He worked for Physicians Home Medical Care in Clinton where he was very caring and compassionate with his patients. He also had an Internet program to help people overcome their addictions. Jim was a loving and supportive husband and father. He always enjoyed spending time with his family. He was very proud of Lyndsay and Brandon; especially their work ethic and educational goals. He was a positive role model for them. He especially enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren, Morgan, Jack and Izaac, who called him "Pa Pa Jim". He was a member of the Clinton Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf. He also enjoyed watching all sports on TV, especially the Kansas City Chiefs and the KU Jayhawk basketball. He had a great love for all animals, especially his three cats. Jim attended the Clinton United Methodist Church. Jim was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Sarah, of the home; two stepsons, Brandon Morgan of the home and Jared Morgan of Springfield; two stepdaughters, Lyndsay Morgan of the home and Mindy Rubelmann of Fenton; three step-grandchildren, Morgan and Jack Rubelmann and Izaac Morgan, three brothers, Jerry Alkire of Wichita, Kansas, Zoland Alkire of Blairsville, Georgia, and Billy Alkire of Nashville, Tennessee; two sisters, June Gleason of Aurora, Colorado, and Dixie Johnson of Denver, Colorado. Memorial services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 14.

ALLEN Deloris Irene KNOLES
1933-2016
Hastain Cemetery, Hastain, Benton Co, MO
Deloris Irene Allen, age 82, of Sedalia, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at the Sylvia G. Thompson Center in Sedalia, Missouri. She was born on October 27, 1933, in Windsor, Missouri, the daughter of Luther Scott and Della Mae (Leibli) Knoles. She grew up in Windsor and on June 6, 1969, she was united in marriage to Charles Hubert Allen. Following their marriage they made their home near Edwards. Deloris was a wonderful cook. She had cooked for the Highway Cafe in Warsaw for several years, and after moving to Sedalia, she worked for the Ramada Inn and the Home Health Care Center. Deloris enjoyed painting, playing Bingo, activities at the nursing home, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, traveling and seeing her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles, a son, Lowell Keith Corbett, a grandson, Jordon Powers, two brothers, Verlin Knoles and David L. Knoles and two sisters, Geneva Lehnert and Maebreecia Williams. She is survived by four children; Debby Ward, and husband, Phil, of Smithton, Missouri, Mark McDonald of Sedalia, Missouri, Tammy Wimmer, and husband, Curt, of Oak Grove, Missouri, and Leanna Powers, and husband, Steve, of Edwards, Missouri and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Corbett, of Sedalia. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Kim Tanner, and husband, Donny, of Sedalia, Brian Corbett, and wife, Krista, of Ridgeway, Missouri, James Harden, and wife, Kaylie, of Marshall, Missouri, Scotty Schrader, and wife, Rita, of Kansas City, Missouri, Justina Kurtz, and husband, Jason, of Oak Grove, Missouri, Cole Wimmer of Flemington, Missouri, numerous nieces and nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral services will held Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Interment will follow the funeral at the Hastain Cemetery near Edwards, Missouri.

ALLEN Ray Lynn
1964-1991
Stover Cemetery, Stover, Morgan Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ray L. Allen, 27, died Thursday morning, November 21, 1991, at his mother's home in the Paradise Point Development near Warsaw. He was born in Goldendale, Washington, on February 26, 1964, the son of Lester and Ina Webb Allen. He grew up in the Warsaw area and attended public schools there. In 1986 he was united in marriage to Teresa Gemes at Warsaw. Following their marriage they made their home in Warsaw until moving to Urbana In 1990. He is survived by his wife, Teresa, of the home; one son, Chester, and three daughters, Jamie, Crystal and Amanda, all of the home; his mother. Ina Allen, Warsaw; two brothers, Lonnie Allen and Terry Allen, both of Warsaw; two sisters, Sandra Crabtree, Kingsville, and Elaine Vaughan, Chino, California; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Reser Funeral Chapel on Monday, November 25. Burial was in the Stover Cemetery, Stover.

ALLEN Virginia Lou LANGLEY
1935-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2011 - Virginia Lou Allen, 75, died November 12, 2010, at Clinton Rehabilitation Healthcare Center where she had lived the past two years. Virginia was born March 12, 1935, in Kansas City to Virgil Thomas Langley and Dorothy (McCarthy) Langley. Virginia graduated from Westport High School in Kansas City in 1953. On iSeptember 4, 1954, Virginia married Charles Leonard Allen in Kansas City. Virginia and Charles had just celebrated 56 years of marriage this year. Throughout their marriage, Virginia and Charles loved and cared for more than 35 foster children and became strong advocates for adoption. In 1972, Virginia and Charles opened a Dairy Queen in Raytown and successfully operated the business until moving to Clinton in 1978 when they purchased the local Dairy Queen. Throughout their years in business, Virginia and Charles received regional, national and international awards recognizing their success and leadership in the Dairy Queen Organization and greater business community. They continued to own and operate the Clinton Dairy Queen until retiring in 1999. While in Dairy Queen, Virginia and Charles also opened and operated the Royal Palms for several years, which was a very popular local restaurant and lounge in Clinton. Throughout their years in the business community, Virginia was a strong supporter and sponsor for multiple civic, charitable and community organizations in and around the Clinton area. They were also strong supporters of foreign exchange student programs and were a host family to several international students. Virginia is survived by her husband Charles L. Allen, of the home; their children and grandchildren, Martha Allen of Humansville, Chuck Allen of Clinton, Louann Allen of Muncie, Indiana, Brian Allen (Shelly) and children, Jamie, Jack and Jenny Allen, Columbia, Sean Allen and children, Britine, Josh and Shelby Allen of Columbia and Mark Allen (Karla) and son Caillou Allen, Clinton. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, November 17. Cremation.

ALLEN, Alva Franklin Jr.
1935-2008
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 15 2008 - Alva F. Allen Jr., Clinton, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Independence, the son of Alva Franklin Allen Sr. and Ruby Evelyn (Wadell) Allen. On July 28, 1978, in Clinton, he married Beverly Lou Tullis and she survives of the home. Alva was the owner of Alva Allen Industries of Clinton for many years, working there basically his entire life. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Clinton, where he was a former deacon. He was a 50-year member of the Clinton Rotary Club, serving as long time publisher and editor of the Rotary Tire and was recognized for 40 years of perfect attendance. He was also a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #548; Scottish Rite Bodies; Ararat Shrine; Order of Eastern Star and the Boy Scouts of America, where he was an honorary warrior of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Alva F. Allen III and wife Sharon, Clinton; two daughters, Sandra DeLapp, Branson, and Nancy Allen, Clinton; two stepsons, Stephen Ray Foster and wife Debbie, Liberty, and Jerry L. Foster and wife Jodean, Jefferson City; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother Gary L. Allen and wife Judy, Bartow, Florida, and a nephew Jay Allen, Kansas City. Alva was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery.

ALLEN, Brian D.
1964-2013
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 28 2013 - Brian D. Allen, 49, Windsor, died Thursday, October 24, 2013, in Lee's Summit as the result of a construction accident. He was born in Windsor, the son of Cletis Dean Allen and Shelby Jeanne (Stoutimore) Allen. On September 3, 1985, in Windsor, he married Lynda L. Crawford and to this union three children were born. On August 20, 2005, in Windsor, at the Windsor Country Club, he married Angela Dawn Boatright and she survives of the home. Brian graduated from Windsor High School where he excelled as a talented distance runner in track. He participated in several state track meets, medaling five times and still holds four Windsor High School records in track. Brian was an avid bowler and was a member of the United States Bowling Congress. He was a member of the Wednesday Night Men's league and the Windsor Lanes Bowling Alley and was an active member of the Missouri Team Challenge Bowling League where he had bowled his first perfect 300 game earlier this year. Brian was also very active in the National and Regional Championship Tournaments held every year in various places around the United States. He also enjoyed fishing and being with his family. Brian had worked for Strate Plumbing, Holden, for almost 20 years, as a commercial plumber. In addition to his wife, Angela, Brian is survived by his mother, Shelby Allen, Windsor; mother-in-law, Helen Hermann, Clinton; daughter, Jaime Westover and her husband Mark, Holden; son, Michael Allen and his wife Marki, Independence; daughter, Riki Allen, Oak Grove; his father-in-law, Al Boatright, Rosedale, California; stepson, Kristopher Boatright, and stepdaughter Alexus Sherrer, both of the home; two grandchildren, K'Lea and Blake Westover; sister, Deanna Burton and her husband Randy, Flagstaff, Arizona; a niece, a nephew and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and a brother-in-law Jason Boatright, Clinton. He was preceded in death by his father, Dean Allen; an infant sister, Lori Denise Allen, and a grandson, Braydn Mark Westover. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 30, at the Windsor Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Hickory Point Cemetery, rural Green Ridge.

ALLEN, Charlotte Ann FIRSICK LANGEL
1932-2004
Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 23 2004 - Charlotte Langel Allen, 71, Storm Lake, died Saturday, January 17, 2004, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Anderson, Worthington, Minnesota; five stepchildren, Bonnie and husband Bill Forbes, Correctionville, Iowa, Dennis and wife Pam Allen, Aurelia, Iowa, Richard and wife Mary Allen, Twin Falls, Idaho, Lori and husband Steve Thomas, Cherokee, and Bradley and wife Anne Allen, Zionsville, Indiana; 14 step-grandchildren, a great-step-grandson; four brothers, George and wife Betty Firsick, Washington, Ralph and wife Sharon Firsick, Raytown, Bob and wife JoAnn Firsick, Gladstone, and Ken Firsick, California; two sisters, Mary and husband Rolla Houk, Independence, and Carolyn and husband Robert Shirkey, Kansas City, and many nieces and nephews.

ALLEN, Cletis Dean
1937-2007
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 20 2007 - Dean Allen, 69, Windsor, died Saturday, August 18, 2007, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born November 2, 1937, in Sedalia, the son of Cletis G. Allen and Verdie Fern Staats Allen. On March 17, 1957, at the First Christian Church in Windsor, he married Shelby Jeanne Stoutimore, who survives of the home. He raised pigs on the farm and was a cement truck driver while the missile sites were being built in this area. He worked in construction, building houses at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster. He later worked at the Whiteman Air Force Base dining hall as a shift supervisor and later at the base hospital before his retirement. Many years ago, he worked at Thacker's Service Station and the MFA Fertilizer Plant both in Windsor. He loved working on tractors and fishing. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Windsor. IN addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Brian Allen, Windsor; a daughter Deanna Burton, Flagstaff, Arizona; a brother Clyde Lee Allen, Windsor; a sister Donna Horner, Lee's Summit; his mother-in-law, Mary Stoutimore, Windsor; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter Lori Denise Allen, and a great-grandson Braydon Mark Westover. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 21, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Hickory Point Cemetery, rural Green Ridge.

ALLEN, Clyde Lee
1934-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2008 - Clyde Lee Allen, 73, Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday evening, February 3, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. He was born October 21, 1934, in rural Knob Noster, the son of Cletis G. Allen and Verdie Fern (Staats) Allen. On November 4, 1956, in Windsor, he married Doris Jean Botts, who survives of the home. He worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, in Windsor for over 32 years. He served his country as a member of the United States Army for two years. Earlier, he worked construction and helped build Whiteman Air Force Base. He had also worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory and the former Huston Funeral Home in Windsor. He was currently working part-time at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, where he had been a valued member of the staff for many years. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, where he had faithfully served as a church trustee for many years, along with serving in several other areas of the church. He was an avid outdoorsman, particularly enjoying deer and turkey hunting and crappie fishing. He was widely known for his friendly nature and sense of humor. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a son, Steve Allen, Helena, Oklahoma; a daughter Shonna Dady and her husband Ronnie, Windsor; four grandsons, Christopher Dady, Joshua Allen, Matthew Allen and Aaron Allen; a granddaughter, Megan Dady; a sister Donna Horner and her husband Dale, Lee's Summit; an uncle Richmond Allen, Knob Noster; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Dean Allen. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 7, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALLEN, Darwin Hurley
1908-1993
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Darwin H. Allen, 84, Appleton City, formerly of Kansas City, died Saturday, January 9, 1993, at a hospital in Appleton City. Services will be Tuesday at the Eckhoff-Hill Chapel, Appleton City; burial in Appleton City Cemetery. Mr. Allen was born in Kansas City and lived in Appleton City most of his life. He was a farmer until retiring. Earlier he worked for the Missouri Public Service Co. and the Appleton City Cemetery Association. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Montrose Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include nieces and nephews.

ALLEN, Edna Martha JONES M.D.
1901-1996
Park Grove Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna M. Allen, M.D., 94, Lowry City, died Sunday evening, July 7, 1996, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. - Edna Martha Jones, born September 28, 1901, was the third of 12 children born to Eli and Ollie Park Jones. She grew to young womanhood on the family farm in the Park Grove community, St. Clair County. Edna attended Park Grove Grade School and Lowry City and Osceola high schools. At an early age she gave her life to Christ, followed him in baptism and united with the Park Grove Christian Church. She was one who remembered her Creator in the days of her youth and was faithful until death. After graduating from high school she attended Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, for a year, then taught Surprise School in Henry County. After a year of teaching she attended the University of Missouri where she received a bachelor of science degree in medical science. In 1929 she received her M.D. degree from the University of Kansas Medical School. From medical school she went to Maybury Sanitorium, Northville, Michigan. At retirement she was physician in charge of the children's division at Maybury Sanitorium. She was the author of many medical papers in her special field. In August 1947 she was united in marriage to James Bailey Allen in Clarksville, Tennessee. After their retirement they moved to their farm north of Clinton where they had 24 happy years. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, five brothers and three sisters. Survivors are a brother-in-law, Claude Allen and wife Nancy, Springfield; a brother Melville Jones and his wife Helen, Rural Deepwater; sisters, Maye Coy of Santa Rosa, Texas, Ruby Bowyer of Gunnison, Colorado, and Crystal Sanders and her husband Bob, of Memphis, Tennessee. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 10, at the Park Grove Christian Church. Burial was in Park Grove Cemetery.

ALLEN, Edward Leroy
1940-2013
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 17 2013 - Edward Leroy Allen, 72, Kingsville, died Sunday, September 15, 2013, at his home. Ed was born September 23, 1940, in the Piper community in Henry County, son of James Leonard Allen and Gladys Marie (Warner) Allen. He was raised in Clinton, having graduated from Clinton High School. At the age of 19, he enlisted in the United States Army National Guard. He was married to Teresa Massouth in Piqua, Kansas. The couple moved to Independence and Ed started what was to become a long career with Ford Motor Company. In 1971, they moved to Holden where he farmed and milked cows with his father and brother, Delbert, as well as continuing to work at Ford. In 1979, Ed retired from farming. He was united in marriage to Brenda R. House on December 23, 1989, in Holden. Following retirement from Ford, he owned and operated "Screen Dude." Ed's hobbies included golfing, playing tennis, fishing and boating. He was a member of the Warrensburg Country Club and the Holden Tennis Club at one time. Survivors include his wife, Brenda; six children, Radonna Willis of Los Angeles, CA, Scott Allen and special friend, Christine Ruby, Holden, Todd Allen and wife, Stacie, Goodyear, AZ, Scott Harper of Kingsville, Robbie Allen of Holden and Eric Allen, also of Holden; two brothers, Charles Allen of Clinton and Delbert Allen and wife, Sandy, Warrensburg; brother-in-law, Don Bradley of Liberty; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both parents; three sisters, Helen Allen in infancy, Mildred Bradley and Evelyn Corum, and sister-in-law, Virginia Lou Allen. Memorial visitation will be Thursday, September 19, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.

ALLEN, Elizabeth PAGE
1831-1904
IOOF Cemetery, Norman, Cleveland Co, OK
Clinton Missouri, Jun 18 1904 - Many friends in this vicinity will be grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Lewis C. Allen, nee Elizabeth Page, at Norman, Oklahoma. Born in Lewis County, MO, March 13, 1831; moved with her parents at 10 years to Kentucky. She married Lewis C. Allen March 17, 1853 and came to Linn County in 1858 and to Henry in 1866. about 13 years ago they moved on a farm near Norman, Ok. and two years ago, into Norman, which is a little city of about 4500. The bereaved husband plans to make his home at Norman, as he has made warm friends there. There are only two children - A. M. Allen, northwest of Clinton, and James M. of Humansville, this state. Both attended their mother's funeral but Albert Allen was hurried home by the serious illness of his wife, being delayed on the trip about eight hours by the trains running slow, on account of recent high waters.

ALLEN, Ellen "Ella"
1863-1925
Fewel-Blevins Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO, Jul 23 1925 - Mrs. Ella Allen died July 17 at the residence of Jack Patt, in White Oak Township, where she had made her home for sometime past, the cause of death being paralysis. She was born in Missouri, July 15, 1862, and her age was 63 years and 2 days. Her husband, Jeff D. Allen, died several years ago. No children survive her. Funeral services were conducted at the Patt residence by Julius Matthews, a former resident of Lucas community, Saturday afternoon and burial made at the Fewell Cemetery beside the body of her husband. We were unable to procure a suitable obituary.

ALLEN, Erma Johnetta RATHBURN
1917-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2003 - Johnetta Allen, 85, Lee's Summit and formerly of Windsor, died Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at the Lee's Summit Hospital, following a short illness. She was born December 12, 1917, Cincinnati, Iowa, the daughter of John S. Rathburn and Fern (Harman) Rathburn, and moved to Missouri at the age of two with her parents. On October 29, 1938, in Brunswick, she married Gilbert Neal Allen, who died December 3, 1997. Mrs. Allen was a homemaker and had worked part-time at a dress shop and for Dr. Carter Kinkead, DVM, both in Windsor. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Marvin Neal Allen, Lee's Summit; a granddaughter, Leslie Joe Allen, and a great-grandfather, Dakota, both of Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral services were Friday afternoon, December 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALLEN, Eunice Evelyn JONES
1916-2000
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 27 2000 - Eunice Evelyn Allen was born June 9 1916, in DeWitt, the daughter of Edward Harrison and Cecil Mary Koons Jones. She died January 2, 2000, at West Vue Nursing Home, West Plains. On November 5, 1935, at Olathe, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Loie Edward Allen. To that union were born four children, Loretta Ann, Charles Milton, Judith Elaine and Sandra Kay. In the late 1940s, the family moved from Kansas City to Birch Tree. They were engaged in farming throughout the 1950's, until Loie was called to the Gospel Ministry about 1960. The couple served together in ministry to Southern Baptist churches, beginning with the First Baptist Church of Birch Tree. This was followed by three years at New Hope Baptist Church, Peace Valley. In 1965, Loie accepted a call to the Northeast Baptist Church of Clinton, where he served as pastor until his death in 1973 while on an evangelistic trip to India. Eunice continued to make her home in Clinton and was employed at the Sam's variety store for several years. Active in her church, she taught her beloved class of two- to three-year-olds from 1965 until she moved to West Plains in 1992. She became a member of the Berean Baptist Church there, attending faithfully for as long as her health permitted. She was a wonderfully creative person whose interests ranged from travel to fishing and from ceramics to landscape painting. In addition to her husband, Rev. Loie E. Allen, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Loretta Ann Baugh; three brothers, Buford, Morris and Norman, and five sisters, Lucy, Lois, Geraldine, Edwina and Juana. Survivors include one son, Rev. Charles M. Allen and wife, Nova of West Plains; two daughters, Judith E. Beck and husband, Wayne, Marshall, and Sandra Kay Waggoner and husband, Jerry, West Plains; one brother, Essel Jones and wife, Ethel of Ormand Beach, Florida, as well as 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and many other nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. A devoted Christian, wife, mother and grand mother, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, January 4. Pallbearers were grandsons, Mitchell Allen, David Allen, Lee Allen, Stephen Baugh, Tim Waggoner, Jay Waggoner, Mark McClanahan, Mike McClanahan, Morrie McClanahan and Marshall McClanahan. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

ALLEN, Francis H. "Judge"
1914-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Francis H. "Judge" Allen, 83, Warsaw, formerly of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, died Sunday, January 11, 1998 at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. He was born December 6, 1914, in Dayton, Iowa, the son of Henry Frank Allen and Mamie (Sylvia) Allen. He was married in 1955 to Margaret Warner Hogan, who preceded him in death in 1985. Mr. Allen was a magistrate judge for the city of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, for over 15 years. He was a member of the Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Elks Club and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ft. Dodge. Survivors include a son, Michael Allen, Garden grove, California; two stepdaughters, Margaret Loomis, ft. Dodge, Iowa, and Kathy Cahill, Richardson, Texas; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body was cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.

ALLEN, Genevieve "Jinx" SNODDY
1925-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 8 2003 - Jinx Allen, 78, Brookfield, died Friday, December 5, 2003, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 9, at the First Christian Church in Brookfield. Genevieve, daughter of John and Leah (Jarrard) Snoddy, was born October 18, 1925, in Kansas City. She married Walter E. Allen on June 2, 1948. She had worked as a social worker before starting her family. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Brookfield and was a past treasurer of the church board. She had been a member and past president of the Brookfield R-III School Board, a member of the Becky Thatcher Area Girl Scout Council and was involved in local charitable organizations. She was a member of Chapter AG PEO Sisterhood, Athena Club and Hi-Flyers Bridge Club in Brookfield. Survivors include her husband, Walter, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sally Allen and their children, Lindsay and Brian, Ballwin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Bob Matroni, St. Peters, and Lisa and Dan Wallace and their daughter, Whitney, Clinton; one sister, lvy Hey, Baldwin City, Kansas; one brother-in-law, Jim Nathan, Kansas City, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Ginny Nathan.

ALLEN, Georgia Alice ZINK
1911-1998
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alice Z. Allen, 87, Windsor, died Monday, July 13, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born June 1, 1911, in Knob Noster, the daughter of William Elmer Zink Sr. and Ella Alice (Gillum) Zink. On December 21, 1935, in Higginsville, she married Wilber Stanley Allen, who preceded in death on April 30, 1997. Mrs. Allen attended the Central Missouri State Teacher's College for two years from 1928 to 1930, receiving her teaching certificate. She then taught at Sunny Side Country school, north of Knob Noster for one year, at Pleasant Prairie Country School on the Johnson and Pettis county line for one years and at Woolery Country School, south of Knob Noster for three years. She was also a bookkeeper for the Heet Gas distributor in Windsor for 12 years. In 1940, Mrs. Allen joined the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #102 where she was Past Matron and had received a 50-year membership pin several years ago. She was past Mother Advisor of Windsor Rainbow Assembly No. 5 and a member of Grand Cross of Color. She is also a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joye and Harry Mullins, Leavenworth, Kansas; a sister, Virginia, Independence; a grandson and wife Jeffrey and Christine Mullins, St. Louis; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian Elwell, Marion Hughes and Catherine Tyler, and four brothers, Wadell Zink, William Elmer Zink, Jr., Don Zink and Mertie Zink. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 16, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ALLEN, Gilbert Neal
1910-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gilbert Allen, 86, Windsor, died Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born December 26, 1910 in Windsor, the son of Stanley Watts Allen and Lucinda Elizabeth (Parker) Allen. On October 29, 1938, in Brunswick, he married Johnetta Rathburn, who survives of the home. Mr. Allen worked as a coal miner for the Windsor Coal Company and the Peabody Coal Mines of Calhoun for 45 years, retiring in January 1976. He was a member of First Christian Church of Windsor and a member and Past Master of the Windsor Masonic Lodge 29 AF&AM. In addition to his wife, Mr. Allen is survived by a son, Marvin Allen, Lee's Summit; a granddaughter Lesli Allen, Phoenix, Arizona; a great-granddaughter, Dakota, Phoenix, Arizona; three sisters, Wilma Andruss of Higginsville, Jessie Mae Bowen and Helen Ferguson, both of Windsor. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Craig and Dorothy Moore and a brother Wilbur Allen. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALLEN, Glenn Lewis
1900-1936
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Clinton MO - Glenn Lewis Allen was born at Gerster, St. Clair County, Missouri, on June 4, 1900 and passed from this life at Garden City, Mo., on November 1, 1936, age 36 years, 4 months and 27 days. He was the fifth child born to James B. and Louisa Allen, and lived during the early earls of his life in Garden City and vicinity. He received his education in the public schools of Cass County. He had a natural aptitude for mechanics and readily turned to that field of adventure for his life work and employment. He became identified with the General Motors Company of Michigan, and was assigned to the department of inspection and testing. He became very proficient in this field of work. His illness was aggravated by an accident in which he was injured on a speed track while testing out a machine. On November 8, 1932, he was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Kenly of Detroit, Mich. This was a happy union, and they lived together in beautiful companionship during these four years. When he was 19 years old he was baptized and united with the Christian church in Creighton, Mo. and he had lived a life of trust and faith in God ever since. He and his wife made it a practice to pray in their home regularly, and the evening before he died, though he was very weak, he joined his wife in prayer as she kneeled at the bedside, and they closed their last devotions together by repeating the Lord's prayer. He had been in failing health for some time, and had recently spent a month in the Jasper County Sanitarium at Webb City, Mo. Glen Allen was genial, enthused with his work, was accurate and precise in every detail of his daily obligations. His fellow workers at Milford, Michigan, said Glenn had more personal friends in that city after three year's residence than any other man in the entire group. In his death he leaves his devoted wife, his father and mother, four brothers and six sisters, who are: Mrs. Ted McFarland, Wichita, Kans., Mrs. Clifford Schnorf, Garden City, Mo., Ernest Allen, Garden City, Mo., Ellis Allen, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Arthur Tuttle, Lawrence, Kans., Mrs. Ross Ward, Mrs. Pete Newkirk and Mrs. Lindley Romesburg, all of Clinton, Paul Allen and Orval Allen of the home. Besides these there are many other relatives and friends left to mourn for him and to lament his early demise.

ALLEN, Henry C.
1859-1926
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Nov 12 1926 - Henry Allen was born in Parke county, Ind., July 3, 1858; died at his home near Urich, Nov. 5th, 1926. The deceased was at the time of his death, 68 years, 4 months and 2 days old. He was united in marriage to Miss Katie Dixon, in 1881. To this union eight children were born, two of whom have gone before. He leaves his wife, six children, one sister and a host of friends to mourn his going. Funeral was preached Sunday at the White Oak church. The body was laid to rest in the newly made grave just south of the church.

ALLEN, Henry Clay
1848-1926
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 1926 - Henry C. Allen died at his home on North Washington street, Monday morning, soon after breakfast, with apoplexy. He had a slight stroke Saturday night, but got better and dressed Sunday. He got up Monday morning and ate his breakfast after which he went upstairs to the bathroom when they heard him fall, and he never spoke again. Previous to Saturday, he had been in apparently good health. Mr. Allen was born April 13, 1848, in Tebo township, being a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen, his father being the first sheriff of Henry county. He attended the schools of this county until grown, then went to Notre Dame, Ind., where he graduated from the university. On his return he worked in a drug store. In the early eighties, he was elected surveyor of Henry county, and served in this capacity for more than 30 years. He also served Clinton as city engineer for many years holding this office at the time of his death. He was married to Mrs. Mamie Shrewsbury about 54 years ago. To this union six children were given, those surviving are: Dr. Clifford Allen, Memphis, Tenn.; Robert Allen, Clinton; Mrs. Sake Grinstead, near Appleton City; Mrs. Geo. Haverland, Clinton. There are six grandchildren. Since the death of his daughter, Miss Lucy, his son, Robert Allen, and family have made his home for him. Mr. Allen always had a cheery greeting and for years had been in public life so had a wide acquaintance and many friends, who regret to hear of his death. He was an honorable and upright citizen, coming from one of the oldest families of his county. He is the last one of his brothers and sisters to make the last journey. He was a devout member of the Catholic church and a regular attendant of the services. His funeral was conducted at the Catholic church Wednesday morning. Burial in Englewood cemetery beside his wife.

ALLEN, James Thomas Sr. Dr.
1864-1929
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 1929 - A noble man has received his reward. Dr. James Thomas Allen departed this life April 19, 1929, at his home in Lewis Station, Mo. Dr. Allen was born in Lexington, Mo., March 7, 1864. At an early age he moved with his parents to Syracuse, Mo., where he received a public school education. Later he attended Warrensburg State Teachers College and taught school for a number of years in Cooper county. He then entered Beaumont Medical College, St. Louis, now St. Louis University, where he received the M. D. degree in the year 1893. He started as a practicing physician immediately in his home town, Syracuse, Mo. After two years he moved to Florence, Mo., where he met and united in marriage with Jennie L. Holman, December 17, 1896. To this happy union were born five children: Forest L. Allen, Tulsa, Okla., general manager of Genet's Furniture Co.; Wm. Allen, Kansas City, electric welder; Woody Allen, Lewis Station, who will manage her father's store; Henry Allen, deceased; Jas. T. Allen Jr., Kansas City, employed by Jenkins Music Co. He leaves his devoted companion, four children, five grandchildren and one brother to mourn his death. Dr. Allen moved with his family to Lewis Station in the year 1902, where he resided continually until his death. Dr. Allen's life was an unusual one. It was lived to its fullest. We have few men of his type living. He started as a physician before the day of telephones or automobiles. He first made his calls on horseback, then came the buggy and later the automobile. He not only ministered to physical needs but due to his noble Christian life he also ministered to the spiritual need of his patients. Many times at the request of his patients, conducting the funeral services. Many people sought his advice in time of trouble. He saved many a human life by quick action and utilizing things at hand. During the greater part of his practice a trained nurse was unknown and there were no hospitals to take a patient. Many a time miles from other human habitation he would set a limb, take care of severe accidents, using the twigs of bushes for splints or things nearest at hand. The young doctor of today will never known how capable the physicians of yesterday were. Their love for humanity and the ministering to human ills made then forget self, riding day and night thru rain or storm to save a life without thought of pay. There is no greater hero than the old time country doctor, who faced epidemics and pestilence, oftentimes single handed thru a wide area of country without rest for many weeks. Dr. Allen was that type and to his wife and children he has left a heritage that exceeds earthly riches. For they will always reverently remember that Dr. J. T. Allen was their father and it will guard them thru many a temptation. He inspired them to the better things of life and they all graduated from the Clinton High School and were later given advantage of a higher education. He endowed them with a real home life and gave to them a mother of the high Christian character that he, too, had, and no matter where their paths may be, this will be a sweet memory indelibly stamped on their lives. The little wife and mother and her four children will miss him beyond expression but they would not call him back to such suffering as was his to endure during those last months on earth. At his funeral his pastor spoke on the subject, "What determines a great life? His value to God and his value to Man." Certainly his life was rich, both for God and Man. Dr. Allen was convereted while laboring as a farm boy in the field in his early teens and affiliated with the M. E. Church South. He served his church as superintendent and steward for many years. He loved his church and pastor. The funeral services were conducted at the Drakes Chapel church, April 21. Burial in the cemetery nearby. The Masons had charge of the burial service.

ALLEN, Jefferson D.
1861-1916
Fewel-Blevins Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO, Mar 2 1916 - Jeff Allen died at his late home near White Oak Church last Friday evening, Feb. 25. He had been in ill health for several months with disease of the heart. Funeral services at Creighton, Saturday, and burial made at the Sevier Cemetery, South of Urich. - Urich Herald, Mar 9 1916 - J. D. Allen departed this life Feb. 25, 1916, at the age of 54 years, 7 months, and one day. He was married to Miss Ella Reed, Jan. 25, 1881, who with 2 brothers and 1 sister survive him. He professed faith in Christ about 12 years ago. He resided on a farm in Henry County at the time of his death. His wife, who is a cripple, has the sympathy of the entire community. Funeral services were conducted at White Oak Church after which his body was laid to rest in the Sevier Cemetery to await the last call. (Note: Sevier Cemetery is also known as Fewel Cemetery. The two brothers were Henry Sater Allen and Lewis Beauregard Allen.)

ALLEN, June Marie JONES
1918-2002
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2002 - June Marie Allen was born near Maitland, June 29, 1918, the daughter of Coridon W. Jones and Nina Elizabeth (Fultz) Jones, and she died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on February 10, 2002, at the age of 83 years. She attended schools in northwest Missouri and graduated from high school in Graham, Missouri, in the class of 1936. Early in life she developed her passion for cooking as she worked in various restaurants before her marriage to Bryon S. Allen, December 14, 1941. To this union three daughters were born. Bryon died in August 1971. Her enjoyment of cooking was shown as she cooked at Hudson R-9 schools near Appleton City for several years and at church youth camps in the summer. Another of her great pleasures was to have a table surrounded by hungry people who she could feed. Her doors were always open to anyone who had needed a place to stay. Her home was shared by many through the years. In her retirement years she cared for several elderly people in their homes. Her desire was always to help somebody. She was a faithful member and worker in the Church of Christ. Her survivors include her three daughters, Sandra Sue Stoner and husband Hershell of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Sharon Pope and husband, Cameron, Fairfax, and Connie Austin and husband, Karl, Clinton; six grandchildren, Nathaniel and Patrick Stoner, Lauretta and Steve Sheldon, Marla Pope, Kayla and Anthony Austin; triplet great-grandchildren, Cameron, Garrett and Lydia Sheldon; one brother, Coruim Jones and his wife, Dorothy of St. Joseph. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, February 13. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

ALLEN, Katherine Ann DIXON
1861-1959
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Mar 31 1959 - Last rites for Mrs. Katherine Allen, 93 who died March 19, were conducted March 23 at White Oak Methodist Church, six miles south of Urich. Pallbearers were grandsons, Donald Shroder, Cletus Shroder, Lorin Miller, Clifford Miller, Richard Allen and Roy Allen. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery. Katherine Ann Dickson, daughter of Brantley George and Percilla Henley Dixson, was born April 26, 1865 (note may be 1861), near Norborne, Mo. She married Henry Slater Allen, to which union five daughters and three sons were born. They lived in Henry County near Hartwell and in 1894 moved southwest of Urich. This remained her home until living in Urich for two years, then two years at Appleton City, Mo. Preceding her in death were her husband in November of 1926, five children, Dollie, Ralph, Elsie, Bill and Frank, three-half brothers, Ben Henley, Willie Henley and Walter Donahue, a half-sister, Miss Jane Henley. She was a staunch Baptist, with a faith that carried her through many of lifes' trials. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Emma Leet, Mrs. Edith Shroder, Urich, and Mrs. Goldie Ramalia, Appleton City; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren numbering 33; five nieces and many other relatives and friends. Among those attending from a distance were Mrs. Mary Odom, Boonville; Mrs. Otto Eschenbach, Tina; Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Knipschild, Hardin; Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Pees, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Morris, Miami, Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbern Haley and Diann; Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Gregg, Mrs. Bob Horton and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Perry, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. William Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Houk, Donald Hooker, Kansas City, Kansas; Arthur Allen and daughter, Marjorie, Willows, Calif.; Edwin Gregg of Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Gregg and son, Warrensburg; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Miller, Butler.

ALLEN, Kathleen Ann BRIERLY
1904-1993
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kathleen Ann Allen, daughter of Thomas Edward Brierly and Fannie May Collins Brierly was born December 31, 1904 in Pleasant Hill, and passed away March 13, 1993 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She attended Hardin College in Mexico, Mo. and was a member of Beta Sigma Omicron sorority there. She was a member for 62 years of Chapter DS of the Pleasant Hill PEO sisterhood. She spent 45 years in the Kansas City and Overland Park area working in the retail business and was a buyer for Jones Store at one time as well as manager and supervisor of the Midwest Division of Martin Berein Tall Styles Stores. Upon her retirement in 1981, she moved to Clinton to be near her family. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Del (JoAnn) Gretzinger, Urich; one grandson, Kurt Gretzinger, and wife, Linn of Urich; one granddaughter, Mrs. Doug (Kristi) Kenney, Clinton, and six great-grandchildren, Nathan and Betsy Gretzinger and Jeffrey, Joshua, Jacob and Jaime Kenney. She took great pride in her grandchildren and clipped all pictures and articles from the newspaper in which they were mentioned. She was also very proud of her Irish ancestry (her grandfather came from County Tippery, Ireland) and she celebrated each St. Patrick's Day with pride. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, March 15, 1993. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

ALLEN, LaVerna Alberta GREGORY
1916-2001
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2001 - LaVerna A. Allen, 84, rural Green Ridge, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born July 5, 1916, in Warsaw, the daughter of Jack and Alberta Gregory. On January 13, 1934, in Knob Noster, she married Stuart Allen, who survives of the home. She was a homemaker and had also worked at Carp's Department Store in Windsor for several years. She also worked at the Whiteman Air Force Base Exchange. She was a member of the El Dorado Methodist Church and helped start the El Dorado 4-H Club many years ago. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Keith Allen, Green Ridge; a grandson, B. K. Allen, Green Ridge; a granddaughter, Tanya Allen, Kansas City; a great-granddaughter, Merry Jo Allen; five step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Blanton (Bunk) Gregory, Perry Gregory, Paul Gregory and Earl Gregory. Graveside funeral services were Sunday at the Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge.

ALLEN, Lila Frances
1913-1925
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Lila Frances Allen left on her last journey at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Allen, northwest of Clinton. Saturday afternoon she was in Clinton apparently well and happy. Sunday she took ill, but it was not considered serious until it went into membranous croup or laryngitis Tuesday when antitoxin was administered. Nothing was spared to save this only child and grandchild. After she was unable to talk she wrote her last messages to her loved ones. Never will there be a dearer, sweeter spirit wing its way back to the god who gave it than that of Lila Frances Allen, who closed her eyes on earthly scenes to open them again in the land of eternal morning. It is hard to explain the providence that calls away from earth one who was so sincerely loved by all who knew her, and one who had such a large place to fill in the hearts of her parents, and her grandfather, Albert Allen, as she was the only child and only grandchild of her father's family. She was adored by all. Her sickness was of such short duration and she slipped away so suddenly that only a few of their friends know of her illness until she was gone. Lila Frances was born on the farm where she died Jan. 2nd, 1913. She was a leader in her classes in school, also had become an accomplished pianist. She had good judgment and altho tender in years had learned the household arts and to do many things as her mother had been frail in health for a number of years. Lila Frances ever watched out for her mother's comfort, and happiness, also of those about her. There was not a spark of selfishness in her. She was a perfect little gentlewoman in manner and heart, and made a delightful guest, popular with old or young alike. In fact, she was an unusual child. We all loved her. We have but one consolation. She is with Jesus - temptations, trials and hardships will not be hers - only happiness, joy and life eternal. The Comforter only can make it possible for the loved ones to stand this greatest sorrow. All the friends bow with them in this sad hour. She and her mother returned just a few weeks ago from an extended tour of the West, California and other points. At the time the Eye went to press no funeral arrangements had been made.

ALLEN, Louis Beauregard
1862-1916
Fewel-Blevins Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO, Oct 12 1916 - Louis Allen died in Clinton, Thursday night of heart trouble. He had been in poor health for sometime. He was buried Saturday at the Stewart Cemetery. - Urich Herald, Oct 12 1916 - The funeral of Louis Allen took place last Saturday at the home of his brother, Henry Allen. Interment at the old Fewell Cemetery at the top of the Stewart Hill. Mr. Allen was born in Polk (Parke) Co., Indiana, 54 years ago, came to Missouri with his parents when a mere boy. He was married to Maggie Ferguson in about 1886. They afterward moved to Nebraska where they reared a family of seven children, all of whom survive him. The mother and children still live in Nebraska. Mr. Allen had been in this locality two or three years. He died in the county infirmary Oct. 5, 1916, and was brought home by his brother and laid to rest in the family graveyard.

ALLEN, Marjorie "Marge" WAGNER
1915-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 1 2007 - Marjorie "Marge" Allen, 91, Windsor, died Monday, July 30, 2007, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. She was born October 14, 1915, in LaMonte, the daughter of George and Emma Wagner. She married Ralph Allen on June 26, 1938, and he died August 7, 1995. She had lived her entire married life in Windsor and was a homemaker and an active member of the Windsor community. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Windsor, where she had served as a deacon and had also played the piano for Sunday School. She was also a member of Chapter BA, P.E.O.; Windsor GFWC Keystone Club and the Windsor Garden Club. Survivors include a son Lynn Allen and his wife Diane, Columbia; three grandchildren, Kristen Allen Ziolkowski and her husband Dave, Jon Allen and his wife Jenny, Kendra Cook and her husband Justin; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Cole Cook, and a niece, Donna Jean Moore. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Bill Allen, and a sister Maureen Kelly. Funeral services will be Friday, August 3, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

ALLEN, Mary "Mamie" SHREWSBURY
1854-1901
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 1901 - The death of Mrs. H. C. Allen occurred at 15 minutes before 6 Monday evening. For the week past, she had slept a great deal or had been unconscious. Her fatal malady was cancer and she has been seriously ill for about two years. She and her twin sister Mrs. J. P. Watkins were the eldest born of Mrs. P. J. Gaiter, in Kanawha County, West Virginia in 1854. Their parents brought them to Clinton when they were two years old and here the twins, Mamie and Nannie Shrewsbury, were liked and sought after by all and were remarkable for their exact likeness, their own brothers and sisters often mistaking one for the other. Each one had four daughters and two sons and each died of the same disease, Mrs. Watkins having died four years ago July 7. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Allen were married in September of 1872 and he, along with five of their children, are left to mourn her loss. When speaking of her expected departure to a neighbor, she said that she wished her husband and her daughter Lucy to do always as they thought best in directing the lives of the younger children. The elder son Robert arrived from Memphis Tuesday, in response to a telegram, and Clifford, the other son, arrived Monday morning. Mary is just entering young womanhood and the youngest Kathyrn is five. Mrs. John Everett of Memphis and Mrs. Dr. Ruby of Clinton are the surviving sisters. The only brother is Lee D. Shrewsbury, proprietor of the Osceola Republican. Funeral at the family home on North Washington. Mrs. Dr. Warth of Nevada and Mrs. Dr. Kincannon of Walker were at the service.

ALLEN, Mary LIVINGSTON
1901-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Livingston Allen, 91, formerly of Windsor, died April 11 1992, in Los Angeles, California. She was born Mar 16 1901 in St. Louis, the youngest daughter of Fredrick C. Livingston and Cora Long Livingston of Windsor. She had lived in Los Angeles for many years, and was a stenographer and office manager prior to her retirement. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. She married Ralph Allen in the early 1930's. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ralph Allen, three sisters, Ruth L. Roberts, Gertrude L. Newcomer and Frances L. Chadbourne, and two nephews, John F. Roberts and Frank L. Roberts. She is survived by one niece, Mrs. Norman (Corabelle) Jensen of Denver, Colorado, and numerous grand-nephews and grand-nieces. Cremation.

ALLEN, Marylu PRATT
1931-2012
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 7 2012 - Marylu (Pratt) Allen, 81, died in Appleton City on November 6, 2012, after a long illness. She was born near Calhoun on October 1, 1931. She was the only child of Louis C. and Augusta A. (Peters) Pratt. She attended grade school at Hudson and graduated from Appleton City High School with the Class of 1949. Except for attending college at Drury College in Springfield her home was always near Appleton City. On December 10, 1952, Marylu married James E. Allen. They have remained lifelong best friends. Marylu was a faithful member of the Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church and the Grand River Parish as long as her health permitted. In her early career, she enjoyed working for The Appleton City Journal newspaper. Later she worked for Ellett Memorial Hospital, retiring after 23 years in the records department. Marylu was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband James E. Allen of the home, and daughters, Michelle E. Allen (fiance, Gordon Irby), Appleton City, Cecile "Sam" Allen and Jennifer L. Boden (husband, Ed), Montrose. Funeral services will be at Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Thursday, November 8. Interment will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

ALLEN, Myrtle
1896-1952
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Myrtle Allen, widely known and very successful business woman of Windsor, died Wednesday, November 5, at the Windsor Hospital, after an extended period of illness. She was born at the close of the Nineteenth Century, the youngest of nine children, born to W. C. and Malinda Allen. Myrtle, as known to every one, and called of them, buy her given name, was active in civic and religious affairs of the community. she was an active member of the Christian Church, manifesting always sincere devotion, and rendering faithful service. She had great affection for her many devoted friends, as well as for her relatives. Her dying requests were that her thanks be expressed to all of her friends, for their many words and deeds of comfort, through her illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters, and she is survived by two sisters, Doll, Mrs. E. L. Barrow, and Allie, Mrs. Frank Hoeppner, and one brother, Curtis Allen. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Two of her nephews, Ralph and Wesley Allen, were her partners in the business, known as the Allen and Windsor Hatcheries.

ALLEN, Nannie Elizabeth WHITE
1859-1923
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Albert Allen died at her home six miles north of Clinton at 10:30 p.m., January 25th, after but a few days illness with influenza, which went to her heart. Mrs. Allen had been in poor health for years, but about five months ago went to Kirksville, Mo., where she underwent an operation and remained five months for an electric treatment. She returned home the week before she took influenza much improved in health and encouraged over her prospect for live, having renewed strength. It seems sad that she must leave earth so soon. Mrs. Allen would have been 64 years old had she lived until March 26th of this y ear. She was a native of Illinois, but had lived in Henry county since a small girl, coming here with her parents, the late Joseph White and wife. Maiden name of the deceased was Nannie Elizabeth White and she was married to Mr. Allen February 8, 1877. They owned a very attractive modern home north of Clinton. Two children were given this union. Elmer the eldest son died at the age of six months. One son is left to comfort her beloved husband, Ernest Allen, who resides on a farm near by. She also leaves one little granddaughter, Lila Frances Allen. Her son and little granddaughter were both bedfast with influenza at the time Mrs. Allen died. Mrs. Allen was a well educated woman and also enjoyed reading, keeping up with all the current events of the day. She had a beautiful home which she enjoyed. She delighted in the culture of flowers and had many rare specimens, which she always shared with her friends. She was a good neighbor and always willing to further community good. She had been a member of the Fields Creek Cumberland Presbyterian church for many years. The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church in Clinton Sunday. Her body was tenderly laid in Englewood beneath a wealth of flowers sent by friends to help ease the sorrow of her loved ones. It was the largest funeral there had been in Clinton for months.

ALLEN, Ralph Eugene
1909-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph E. Allen, 86, Windsor, died Monday, August 7, 1995, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Mr. Allen was born August 6, 1909 in Windsor, the son of Henry and Martha Hoeppner Allen. On June 26, 1938, in Sedalia he married Marjorie Wagner, who survives of the home. He and his brother and aunt owned and operated the Allen Hatchery in Windsor for over 50 years. In addition, Mr. Allen was a realtor and developer in Windsor and the surrounding areas. He was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church, the Midwest Realtors Association and was a United States Army veteran of World War II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, William K. (Bill) Allen, Clinton, and Lynn Allen and wife Diane, Columbia; three grandchildren, Kristen Allen, Kendra Allen and John Allen, all of Columbia; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Allen, Clinton, and Maureen Kelly, Lee's Summit; a niece, Donna Jean Moore, Lake Lotawana, and a cousin, Louise Hoeppner of Raytown. He was preceded in death by his brother, Wesley M. Allen. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 9, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALLEN, Ralph Wesley
1904-1918
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO, Dec 26 1918 - Ralph Wesley Allen was born Oct. 14, 1904, and died Dec. 10, 1918, aged 14 years, one month and 26 days. He was the youngest son of Henry and Kate Allen, besides who he leaves to mourn his loss, two brothers, Frank Allen, of Montrose, William Allen, of Appleton City, four sisters, Mrs. Bert Leet and Mrs. Dave Shroder, of Urich, Mrs. Neal Miller, of Montrose, and Elsie Allen, at home, and a host of other relatives and friends. He passed away after a short illness of pneumonia. He was a loving son and brother. The above is a brief notice of a life so short that we could not expect it to influence the material progress of the world or its latent possibilities to effect the social fabric of a community, but brief though it was and obscure as it may seem we know it has made an impression on the hearts and lives of his fond parents that will reach across the shores of time. In this connection we are reminded that human life, especially of a child, is the most precious treasure that earth affords. No treasure is rare enough to tempt an exchange of a loved one, because God implanted in us the great principle of love. After a few words of prayer the body was laid to rest in White Oak Cemetery. The friends were very kind to the family during the last days, death and burial of our dear son for which we earnestly thank them. His mother.

ALLEN, Robert Hubert
1938-1993
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert H. Allen, 54, died Sunday, February 21, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born on March 9, 1938 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the son of Hubert and Eleanora Skalla Allen. He graduated from high school in Colorado Springs and entered the United States Air Force serving for two years. On May 21, 1959, he was united in marriage to Esther Hicks Ode in Colorado Springs, Colorado and following their marriage they made their home there until 1976, when they moved near Warsaw. While making his home in Colorado Springs, Mr. Allen was employed as an electrical contractor. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church of Warsaw. He was an avid fisherman and artist and enjoyed the out-of-doors and the time he spent with nature. He is survived by his wife, Esther, of the home; two sons, Robert R. Allen of Clinton, and Fred J. Allen of Warsaw; two grandchildren; his mother, Eleanora Espinoza of Colorado Springs, Colorado, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Warsaw. Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw.

ALLEN, Robert Lee Sr.
1955-2009
Mount Union Cemetery, Brumley, Miller Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 22 2009 - Robert Lee Allen, Sr. was born on May 30, 1955, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Noah Lee and Barbara Ann (Baumgarden) Allen. He died on March 22, 2009, at his home in Clinton at the age of 53 years. Robert was married to Carol Lynn (Wells) Allen, who survives of the home. He worked as foreman at Farmer's Elevator for 19 years. He is survived by his wife Carol, of the home; his mother Barbara Allen; two sons, Robert Allen Jr. and Stacy and Gerald Heistand and wife Sara; three daughters, Ginny Ingham and husband Johnny, Christy Fields and Katie Allen, all of Clinton; two brothers, Jim Luttrell and Scott Luttrell of Brumley; three sisters, Daisy Irwin of Iberia, Jennie Hake of Eldon and Karen Lahey of Lebanon; three grandchildren, Courtney Elizabeth Allen, Cameron Martin and Robert (A.J.) Allen III. Other grandchildren include Allie and Cole Heistand and Ethan and Alex Fields. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Thursday, March 26. Interment was in Mount Union Cemetery, Brumley.

ALLEN, Ruby Lee ALEXANDER
1914-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruby Lee Allen, Clinton, died at 3:46 a.m. Monday, December 30, 1996, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. She was born December 30, 1914, near Warsaw, in the Hogles Creek Community, the eighth child of the late George Franklin and Nancy Elizabeth Amlin Alexander. She attended early elementary school in Warsaw and later moved with her family to rural Windsor, where she continued her education through high school, graduating in the class of 1933. After her marriage to Wesley Allen, they remained in Windsor and owned and operated Allen Hatchery. After several years while still in the hatchery business they formed a co-ownership with their longtime friends Jim and Helen Wilson in Nature-Faker-Lures, Inc. and Wilson-Allen Corporation. Ruby's love of golf lured her to move to a new home at the Meadows Development of Clinton in December 1988 where she lived until her death. Another favorite hobby was duplicate bridge and she was an avid reader. She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Windsor. She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley, in June 1970. She is survived by two sisters, Zula Ray of Liberty and Lena Glenn of Springfield, as well as a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Thursday, January 2, 1997, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALLEN, Sarah SHANKLAND
1856-1902
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 18 1902 - Died, at her home on East Green St., near Eighth, Mrs. Geo. R. Allen, at 1 a.m. Monday, January 13, 1902. After a short service at the house, the body was taken to Bethlehem Baptist Church, five miles southeast of Clinton, where the sermon was preached. Mrs. Allen was a sister of Dr. Shankland of Clinton and was born in Moniteau County, Mo. March 2, 1856. In 1869 she was married to George R. Allen. About 18 years ago they moved to Henry County and they lived on a farm near Coal, moving to Clinton three years ago. She has been in poor health, especially the last nine months. For five weeks, she was confined to her bed, but the day before her death, she seemed unusually well. She leaves 8 living children, the oldest, Mrs. Inloe, near Alberta; the youngest a girl of 3 years. For the past 12 years, she has been a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church.

ALLEN, Stuart
1912-2003
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 16 2003 - Stuart Allen, 90, Green Ridge, died Sunday evening, July 13, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born November 12, 1912, in Johnson County, the son of George Robert and Sallie Elizabeth (Stuart) Allen. On January 13, 1934, in Knob Noster, he married LaVerna Alberta Gregory, who died March 2, 2001. He was a lifetime farmer in the Green Ridge area and also had worked many years at the Windsor Coal Company. He enjoyed all the neighborhood children and loved his grandchildren and his dog Patsy. He was a former member of the ElDorado Saddle Club. He was a member of the El Dorado Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Keith Allen, Green Ridge; a grandson, B. K. Allen, Green Ridge; a granddaughter, Tanya Allen, Kansas City; two step-grandchildren, Doug Dorge, Jefferson City and Beth Deuepner Arnold; a great-granddaughter, Merry Jo Allen, Green Ridge; five step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Richmond Allen, Knob Noster, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Cletis and four sisters, Ionia Strickland, Eunice Bell, Erba Pace and Essie Carnes. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, July 16, at Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge.

ALLEN, Verna Maxine LEWIS
1939-2016
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Verna "Maxine" Allen, 76, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at her home in Clinton. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 23 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater. Maxine was born September 13, 1939 in Deepwater, daughter of Quilla Roth "Bud" Lewis and Nellie "Grace" Lewis. Maxine was an active member of First Baptist Church of Clinton for many years and later transferred membership to First Baptist Church of Hopkins, MO. She was a Past Worthy Matron of The Order of Eastern Star and Past Rainbow Mother Advisor in Clinton and later in Hopkins. Maxine worked as a telephone operator for United Telephone of Missouri, and retired after 37 years of service as a facility coordinator from Sprint. She enjoyed serving as a member of Business and Professional Women in Maryville. Preceding her in death were her parents, Bud and Grace Lewis, brothers, Michael Lewis and James Lewis, grandsons, Isaac Allen and Derek Alan Brown. Among survivors are her husband Robert "Bob" Allen of the home, sons, David (Rhonda) Sperry, Leeton; Mark Allen, Omaha, NE; Paul (Coreen) Allen, Johnston, CO; daughters, Zoe (Mike) Butt, Versailles; Natalie Sperry (and companion Joseph Goth), Clinton; Sarah Sperry (and companion Kenney Petterman), Bedford, IA; brothers, Kenneth (Linda) Lewis, Fairfield Bay, AR; Carl Lewis, Clinton; sisters, Delores (Lawrence) Eichler, Lincoln; Lorraine (Richard) Straw, Clinton; Joyce Straw, Clinton; Betty (Phil) Goth, Clinton; Carol (Steve) Dyrland, Tightwad; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friend and sister-in-law, Carolyn (Dave) Waldon.

ALLEN, Walsie Marie YOUNT FINDLEY
1921-2011
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 25 2011 - Walsie M. Allen, age 90, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at the Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw. She was born on March 6, 1921, near Hastain, Missouri, the daughter of Silas E. and Mary (McClellan) Yount. In 1938, she was married to Ivan L. Findley and unto this union, one daughter, Raylene, was born. In 1955, Walsie married Ross C. Allen and unto this union, one son, Bradley, was born. Walsie was a lifelong resident of Benton County. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed spending time with her family. Walsie was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Coy and James Yount and two sisters, Cletha Jack and Hazel White. Surviving is one daughter, Raylene Yach and one son, Brad Allen, both of Warsaw, a sister, Rosalie Looney of Clinton, Missouri, five grandchildren, Jeff Yach of Nixa, Missouri, Lea Ann Flanagan, of Des Moines, Iowa, Steve Yach of Warsaw, Ross Allen of Lincoln, Jonna Allen of Springfield, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 27, 2011, at the Reser Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, MO.

ALLEN, Walter E.
1923-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 22 2004 - Judge Walter E. Allen, 81, Brookfield, died Friday, November 19, 2004, in a St. Louis Hospital. A memorial service will be Tuesday, November 23, at the First Christian Church in Brookfield. Walter E., son of James and Martha (Andrews) Allen, was born January 10, 1923, in Gurdon, Arkansas. On June 2, 1948, he married Genevieve "Jinx" Snoddy, who died December 5, 2003. Mr. Allen was a graduate of Northeast High School in Kansas City and attended junior college in Kansas City and graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1948. After passing the Missouri Bar he began practicing law in Brookfield in 1948. He was elected Linn County Prosecuting Attorney for several terms and later elected as Associate Circuit Judge in Linn County serving from 1979 until his retirement in 1991. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific and Guam. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Brookfield serving as Elder Emeritus. He was a charter member of Brookfield Jaycees and had served as president, a member of Brookfield Rotary Club, a member of the Missouri Historical Society Board of Directors and was a member of the Missouri Bar Association for over 50 years. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Sally Allen of Ballwin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Bob Matroni of St. Peters and Lisa and Dan Wallace of Clinton; three grandchildren, Lindsay and Brian Allen of Ballwin and Whitney Wallace of Clinton; one brother, James Allen, Tulsa, Oklahoma; one sister Frances Cleary of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and nieces, nephews and other relatives. His parents and two sisters also preceded him in death.

ALLEN, Wilber Stanley "Sox"
1911-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilber S. "Sox" Allen, 85, Windsor, died early Wednesday morning, April 30, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born December 24, 1911, in Windsor, the son of Stanley Watts Allen and Lucinda Elizabeth (Parker) Allen. On December 21, 1935, in Higginsville, he married Georgia Alice Zink, who survives of the home. He worked for the Windsor Coal Company and the Peabody Coal Company at Windsor for over 30 years before retiring in 1977. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church, member and Past Master of the Windsor Masonic Lodge No. 29 A.F. & A.M., Order of the Eastern Star, Windsor Chapter No. 102, Windsor VFW Post #2610. In addition to his wife, Mr. Allen is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joye and Harry Mullins, Leavenworth, Kansas; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Christine Mullins, St. Louis; a brother, Gilbert Allen, Windsor; three sisters, Wilma Andruss, Higginsville, Jessie Mae Bowen and Helen Ferguson, both of Windsor; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Allen was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Craig and Dorothy Moore. Funeral services will be Friday, May 2, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALLEN, William Cidney
1845-1928
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor, Henry Co, MO - At a little more than 82 year of age, William Cidney Allen passed away at home on North Main street Tuesday evening, March 6, 1928. Mr. Allen was born in Tennessee, Dec 21 1845, but early in life became an orphan and removed to Missouri, settling in the vicinity where he made his home. He was first married to Nancy Baker in 1864, and after her death he married Malinda McNett in 1890. If Mr. Allen and the latter had both lived until next Sunday they would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary, but she passed away Feb. 1, 1927, a little more than a year ago. Much of the incentive for life for Mr. Allen passed away with her. Five children have preceded the father to the grave and five daughters and a son survive. The latter are Mrs. Nora Easley of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Ida Miller, Mrs. Allie Hoeppner, Mrs. Doll Barrow, and Miss Myrtle Allen all of this community, and Curtis Allen of Girard, Kas. Ten grandchildren survive, two of whom, Ralph and Wesley Allen, were reared in the home of their grandparents. Mr. Allen was well known in and around Windsor. He was an early homesteader and the original 160 acres is part of the estate. He was the last charter stockholder in the Citizens Bank of Windsor. Funeral services will be conducted at the home this (Thursday) afternoon. Burial will take place in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ALLEN, William Kent "Bill"
1945-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2006 - William Kent "Bill" Allen, 61, Clinton, died late Monday morning, November 27, in a motor vehicle accident near Warsaw, Mo. He was born August 24, 1945, in Windsor, the son of Ralph Eugene Allen and Marjorie LaVerne (Wagner) Allen. He attended Windsor public schools and graduated from Windsor High School in 1963. He went on to earn a business degree from Culver-Stockton College in Canton. After serving in the United States Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, he operated the Clinton Hatchery from 1975 to 1990. He was a member of the Kansas City Ski Club and the Golden Valley Eagles Lodge, Aerie #3667, Clinton. Survivors include his mother Marjorie Allen, Windsor; a brother Lynn Allen and his wife Diane, Columbia; two nieces, Kristen Ziolkowski and her husband Dave, and Kendra Cook and her husband Justin; a nephew Jon Allen and a great-niece Taylor Cook. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph Allen. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 2 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALLEN, William Thomas
1912-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Tom Allen, 82, Windsor, formerly of Raytown, died Thursday, February 16, 1995, at the Truman Valley Healthcare Nursing Home in Windsor. He was born July 7, 1912, on the family farm in rural Benton County, near Windsor, the son of William Allen and Lorena Vane Lindsey Allen. A member of the Allen family has lived on this farm since 1872. The original deed for the property was issued in 1855. On July 21, 1945, in the state of Kansas, he married Myrtle Irene Nelson, who preceded him in death April 11, 1979. He worked for the Jack Cooper Trucking Company in Kansas City for 30 years before his retirement in 1972. He received the Million Mile Safe Driving award from the company. He served in the Navy, during World War II, before receiving a medical discharge. He was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church and the Raytown Masonic Lodge. Survivors include a stepson, John Wiershing, Raytown; a stepdaughter, Patricia Ann Dunn, Phoenix, Arizona; a sister, Mickey Spalding, Lake Tapwingo, and a nephew. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ALLEY, Raymond B.
1890-1938
Medford Cemetery, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1938 - Raymond Alley died Saturday, March 5, at 5:00 p.m. at the Veterans' Hospital in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Mr. Alley had been in ill health for about a year and last summer went to the hospital where he stayed about four weeks but he became so homesick for his wife and son, he came home and from that time to the end he was one day feeling better and building up his hopes and the next he was plunged to the depths of despair. Sunday, February 27, he became much worse and the following Thursday was taken back to the hospital where he died Saturday. Raymond, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson Alley, was born in Clinton, New York, September 2, 1890. At the age of nine, his mother died. He and his father lived together, till he was 20, then he joined the United States Navy and served four years. After receiving his discharge from the Navy, he went back home to find his father had died. Three years later he enlisted in the World war, and went overseas in the 35th Division, one of the first to go over. He gave 18 months of hard service in that never-to-be-forgotten war, going over the top in the famous battle of the Argonne. He served in the capacity of civil engineer. After the war was over, he came back to Henry County, Mo., and worked as a farm hand near Hartwell. There he met and later married Florence Ellen Cowan September 1, 1920. To this union, two sons were born, Raymond Burton, who died 11 years ago, and Norman, age 11, of the home. Besides his wife and son, he has no other known relatives, except three cousins living in Iowa. Raymond was a good husband, a kind and loving father, a faithful neighbor, always ready to help in sickness or distress. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but we bow our heads in humble submission and say not mine but Thy will be done. The funeral was conducted Monday. Burial at Medford with the Soldiers in charge.

ALLEY, Tom R.
abt 1936-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Tom R. Alley, 60, died at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City on March 28, 1996. He had lived in the Urich and Calhoun areas. He was cremated in Lee's Summit.

ALLGAIER, Clella R.
1915-2004
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2004 - Clella R. Allgaier, 88, Independence, a retired social worker, died Friday, January 30 at Independence Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were Saturday, January 31, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Iconium Cemetery, rural Osceola.

ALLIS, Garland Valentine
1884-1938
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - G. V. Allis, long a respected and fine citizen of Coal, was called to his eternal rest at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, June 5, from his home at Coal where he had lived all of his married life. His illness was but of a week's duration bringing to a close years of gradually failing health, which he bore with calm resignation and Christian hope of rich reward. Garland Valentine Allis, son of William Leonard and Elizabeth Eleanor Allis, was born February 14, 1884, at McCune, Kansas. He came to Climax Springs, Camden County, Missouri, with his parents as a lad of five years where he attended school and grew to young manhood. March 3, 1911, Miss Vesta McGinness became his bride and they came to Coal, Mo., to make their home on the same farm where they continued to reside. Four children were given them, Raymond of Idaho; Mrs. Eleanor Dickey of Kansas City, Mo., Johnny and Eunice of the home. Mr. Allis was converted and became a member of the Good Hope Baptist church 20 years ago, living in Christ, a noble and pure Christian life. Material success rewarded his life's work and friends called him a good neighbor while his family gave him the devoted respect of an honored father. While he was never a vigorous man, his life was busy and full and he leaves his faithful wife and above mentioned children, one sister, Mrs. Nellie Nichols; two brothers, Everett Allis of Appleton City and Ray Allis of Clinton. The funeral services were conducted at the Good Hope Church Tuesday, and the body was laid in Englewood. Wilkinson Funeral service was in charge.

ALLIS, Mary E. ELSNER
1907-1998
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary E. Allis died Wednesday, September 23, 1998, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton, at the age of 90 years, nine months and four days. She was born December 19, 1907, in Clinton, the daughter of Eugene and Anna (Allison) Elsner. She lived all of her life in Clinton, worked as a bookkeeper for a hatchery for many years and was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church. Survivors include one niece, Deryl Murphy, New Port Richey, Florida; one nephew Gordon Jones, Kew Gardens, New York, and several cousins. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Ray Allis, and a sister, Eugenia Wulf in 1985. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 26, in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ALLIS, Waneta Dell MOORE
1913-1991
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Waneta Dell Moore, daughter of William E. and Katie E. Perrine Moore, was born February 10, 1913, at Monegaw Springs, She died October 22, 1991, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 78 years. She attended Prairie Home School near Monegaw Springs. She later worked in homes, helping care for older persons. Early in her life she made her profession of faith and lived in her faith day by day. She was a member of the Church of God Holiness in Appleton City. Waneta and Ralph C. Allis were married on July 23, 1935, at Deepwater. Except for a period of about three years in DeSoto, Ks., they always made their home in the Appleton City area. They were the parents of three children; Mary Kathryn, Alan Eugene and James Edgar. For 25 years she was a nurse's aide at Ellett Memorial Hospital. She was a kind caretaker, always willing to do anything she could to help those in need. Many former patients will remember her for the love of people which she exhibited every day. Her sister, Hazel Mistler, died in 1935, leaving four small children. Waneta and Ralph opened their home to her daughter, Virginia, and she remained a member of their family for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents; another sister, Russie May; two brothers, Claude and Hubert, and her beloved husband, Ralph, who died May 25, 1984. She tenderly cared for Ralph for three years during his illness. She also cared for her parents during their last years. Survivors include her children, Mary Kathryn Bryant of Kansas City, Alan Eugene of Appleton City and James Edgar of Clinton; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends, all of whom will have fond memories of her. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 25, 1991, at the Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home. Burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery.

ALLISON, Delmar Hamelton
1916-1993
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Delmar Hamelton Allison, son of Addis Albro and Blanchie May (Heath) Allison, was born February 3, 1916 in Rockville. He departed this life at his home in Appleton City on December 30, 1993 at the age of 77 years. Delmar was raised in the Rockville Area and lived there until around 1950 when he moved to Kansas City, Ks. He was employed for 26 years by General Motors in Kansas City, Ks. as an assembly line worker. He worked there until his retirement in 1978. Delmar and Ruby Darlene Hamblin were united in marriage Nov. 9, 1947 in Appleton City and to this union two daughters were born. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Germany and France. In 1988 he and Darlene moved to Appleton City. Delmar was a member of Riverview General Baptist Church in Kansas City, Ks., Masonic Lodge #412 AF & AM in Appleton City, the United Auto Workers Local #31, and the VFW Post #8820 of Montrose. Delmar took much enjoyment in visiting with his friends at the coffee shop and always had a smile and hand shake for everyone he met. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and had a great love for his family. Delmar was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Ray Albro Allison, two sister, Betty Jo Allison and Mattie Lee Allison. Survivors include his wife, Darlene of the home; his two daughters, Dawna Hunter and husband John of Appleton City, Ayna Allison of Belton; three sisters, LaVerne McBride, Columbia Falls, Mt., Viola Fick, Kent, Wa., and Myrtle Ellen Fick, Appleton City; three grandchildren, Sabrina, Nate and Sheryl, several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were Sunday, January 2, 1994 at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City.

ALLISON, Ephraim Ball Judge Capt.
1835-1905
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 2 1905 - Capt. Ephraim Allison, a guard at the state prison died in a few minutes after being shot in the head in an attempted prison break at Jefferson City, in which guns and nitroglycerine were used in a running battle. The sad news of his death reached Clinton shortly after he was killed and many heads were bowed in sorrow, as he was one of our leading businessmen a number of years ago. A native of Cooper county, born Nov. 27, 1835, being raised among the pioneers of that county, he enlisted in the Confederate cause in Capt. Owens' company, later in Co. I, 16th Missouri and served till the spring of '63 and continued with the command until the close of the war. He came to Clinton in 1868 and engaged in the grocery business and, in the spring of 1870, went into the dry goods business with T. Draffen. After one month, Mr. Draffen died and Mr. Allison conducted the business alone for six months, when in July following, the firm became Allison & Piper, existing till the spring of 1878 when Mr. Piper retired from the firm. Mr. Allison served as Henry county treasurer, as one of the county judges under the old township organization, then his services were done away with by the new county organization which reduced the bench to three judges. In 1880, he was elected presiding judge. He married Miss Ruth McCarty, a native of Saline county, on May 28, 1868; four children and Mrs. Allison survive him - Charley of St. Louis, Mrs. A. W. Campbell, Mrs. Eugene Elsner and Miss Nellie, of this city. Funeral at the Baptist church and burial in Englewood.

ALLISON, Flora B. BAIRD
1912-1993
Higginsville City Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Flora B. Allison, 81, of Higginsville, died November 5, 1993 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born May 23, 1912 at Sand Mountain, Ala., the daughter of George W. Baird and Sarah Killingsworth. On January 15, 1929, she and Charles H. Allison were united in marriage. Mrs. Allison had lived most of her life in Higginsville. She was an inspector at Lake City Arsenal for 15 years, retiring in 1975. Mrs. Allison was a member of the First Baptist Church of Higginsville, Rebekah Lodge, Lafayette County Women's Republican Club and the Higginsville Garden Club. Survivors include one son, Charles H. Allison, Jr., of Edwards; two daughters, Lena Renfrow of Lawson, and Nancy Rinne of Higginsville; three sisters, Trixie Clem of Horton, Ala., Gracie Dodson of Clinton, and Lena Baird of Arab, Ala.; 25 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on May 11, 1960; one daughter, two brothers and two sisters. The funeral service was Sunday, November 7, at the church. Burial was at the Higginsville City Cemetery.

ALLISON, LouElla Ardella WHITEMAN
1907-2007
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Garden City MO - Mrs. LouElla Ardella Allison of Garden City, Missouri was born September 27, 1907 near Blairstown, Missouri the daughter of Basil L. and Nancy Jane (Huckaby) Whiteman. She departed this life Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at the Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, Missouri at the age of 99 years, 9 months and 21 days. Her early life was spent in the communities of Blairstown, Quick City and Denton, Missouri. She was married March 1, 1928 to Nebartus S. (Andy) Allison and they lived their entire married life in Garden City, Missouri. To this union was born three children, an infant son and two daughters, Arlene (Woodring) Palmer and Iona Ann Elliott. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Garden City, but because of health issues, enjoyed church services from TV. She was a member of the Index Auxiliary Club and Garden City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 498. She enjoyed their life on the farm, vegetable gardening, canning, quilting and various crafts. Her green thumb allowed her to have numerous, beautiful flower gardens as well as variety of houseplants. She was always ready to drop anything to aid friends or family. She loved and cared for her grandchildren and took great pride in each and every great-grandchild that come along. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son, husband, brother, Jerry Allen Whiteman, sister, Frances A. Shelburn and son-in-law, Bill Palmer. She is survived by her two daughters, Arlene Palmer, Garden City, Missouri and Iona Ann Elliott and husband Charles, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; five grandchildren, Steve Woodring and wife Helen, Garden City, Missouri, Jeff Elliott and wife Lindy, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Julie Blanchard and husband Randy, Houston, Texas, Jeanie Cook and husband David, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Jerry Elliott and wife Pauline, Smithville, Missouri; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and a step-great-great-grandchild. Early the morning of July 18, she quietly closed this chapter of her earthly life and moved onto her heavenly home to be with the Lord, her departed husband, son, family and friends. She was a loving, caring woman and will be deeply missed Funeral services were held Monday, July 23, 2007 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Garden City Cemetery.

ALLISON, Michael Ross
1963-2005
Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 21 2005 - Michael Ross Allison, 41, Blue Springs, died Sunday, September 18, 2005, at his home. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 24, at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, Lee's Summit, with burial in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar. He was born in Independence. He was a machinist for Lake City Ammunition. He is survived by his wife Debbie, and one daughter, Megan, both of the home; his parents, Jerry and Ina Mae Allison of Olathe, Kansas; his maternal grandmother Floy Rynard; one brother Gary Allison of Garden City; one sister Cheryl Call and husband Randy, Independence; two sisters-in-law, Terry Waterman of Kansas City and Brenda Collins of Oak Grove; five nephews and nieces, Jeremy Hair, Jimmie Collins Jr., Jared Call, April Collins and Lacey Waterman, and one great-niece Allanah Hair.

ALLISON, Raven Sondra
2000-2015
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 7 2015 - Raven Sondra Allison, 14, Clinton, died Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. She was born June 7, 2000, in Clinton, the daughter of Merril Richard Allison Jr. and Melissa Marie (Gay) Allison. Raven was currently a freshman at Clinton High School. She attended grade school at East Moreland in Joplin, where she was a cheerleader and was involved in music and gymnastics. She has always maintained straight "As" on her report cards, receiving the Presidential Academic Achievement Award. She enjoyed singing in the choir at school and dancing with her mother and friends. She is survived by her mother, Melissa Allison of the home; her father, Merrill Allison, Jr. of Lowry City; her brother, Dalton Allison of the home; grandparents, Bill and Barbara Sharp of Joplin; grandmother, Toni Auten of Clinton; grandfather, Horace Gay of Augusta, Kansas; aunts, Tiffany Auten, Jessica Jensen, Christina Foster, Melissa Collins and Tammy Young, and her girlfriend, Allison Turner. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Merrill Allison Sr. Memorial services will be April 9, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

ALLISON, Robert George
1929-2007
Mount Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 6 2007 - Robert George Allison, 78, son of Robert Wilson and Mary (Shepard) Allison, was born in rural Rockville, on March 8, 1929, and died August 3, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He lived in the rural Rockville area near Mt. Zion Church all of his life except for the time he spent in the service. He served his country during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Alaska. After his service time, Robert bought and continued living in his parents' home where he had grown up. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Extension, lacking only 12 hours of having a Master's degree in Soils. He was a member of Kidd's Chapel Church and sang with the Mt. Zion Quartet in his younger years. He married Helen Ruth Blackwell November 22, 1959, at Mt. Zion Church. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife Helen Ruth of the home; his four children, James Edward Allison and wife Jonna, Villa Park, California, Kathryn Gayle and husband Charlie Morlok, Montrose, Karol Lynette Smith, Rockville, and John Robert Allison and wife Heidi, Litchfield, Connecticut; eight grandchildren, Anthony, Jason and Matthew Smith, Lauren and Lyndsi Morlok, John Robert, Jenelle and Jessica Allison; one step-grandson, Brandon Sweiger; and one step-great-granddaughter Kadence Sexton. Funeral services will be at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, on Wednesday, August 8. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in rural Appleton City.

ALLISON, Ruby Darlene HAMBLIN
1928-1995
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Ruby Darlene Allison will be Tuesday, December 12, at the Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery. Ruby Darlene Allison, daughter of Thomas Leroy and Ota Ellen (Witham) Hamblin, was born October 29, 1928, in Deepwater. She died December 9, 1995, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 67 years. Mrs. Allison grew up in Lowry City. She later moved to Appleton City where she attended two years of high school and graduated from the Appleton City High School. She remained in Appleton City until her marriage to Delmar Allison on November 9, 1947, at which time they moved to Kansas City. They resided in the Kansas City area most of their lives until 1987 when they returned to Appleton City where she has remained. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. She liked working on the farm and loved being with her grandkids and family. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Survivors include two daughters, Dawna Hunter and husband John, of Appleton City, and Dayna Allison of Belton; one granddaughter, Sabrina Doran, one grandson, Nathaniel Parker and one step-granddaughter, Sheryl Hunter, all of Appleton City; one aunt, Ruby Barker of Clinton; one sister-in-law, Myrtle Ellen Fick of Appleton City; and several other relatives and friends.

ALLISON, Ruth McCARTY
1844-1930
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 1930 - Mrs. Eph. Allison died at the hospital in Carthage Tuesday morning, at 9:40 o'clock, where she had been ill about two weeks with pneumonia. She went to Carthage three weeks ago to visit her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Wyatt, and took sick a few days later. Her other daughter, Mrs. Anna Elsner, was called at once and had been at her bedside since. Mrs. Allison was one of the finest Christian women we ever knew. Both joy and sorrow had come to her life, it seemed as if sorrow came in more than her portion but she always met it with the smile of faith of the real Christian and worked and prayed for loved ones, forgetting self entirely. She was of the finest blood of the old south, born in luxury and surrounded with it for many years. She had been taught to meet the real needs of life and was undaunted when war swept away fortune in her girlhood. She had a rare sweetness and charm. A keen interest in life, to the last. She was ever helpful to her friends and did not seem old as her life had been so full of the great events in Missouri history. She however, did not live in the past as many elderly people do. Well does the writer remember her telling the story of her honeymoon days spent at the famous Arrow Rock Tavern, which was recently been placed in charge of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Also of the troublesome days of the Civil War and the famous Order No. 11, that effect the history of western Missouri at that time, for Ruth McCarty was born April 7, 1844, and she was old enough to know all the horror of that period when homes were burned and ravished by the outlaws of the war period and the other disasters that come with war. Clinton was her home most of her life. Her husband for years ran the Allison Dry Goods store, Mr. Allison built the palatial brick residence on the corner of Second and Jefferson streets, now occupied by A. W. Vanderford and family. Here the Allison children were raised, leaders of social and church life in Clinton. Financial reverses came and they sold this home. Mr. Allison then accepted a position as guard in the State prison in Jefferson City, where during a prison riot he was shot and killed. Later Mrs. Allison built a home just east of the old home where she lived a number of years, selling it later to her son-in-law, Monk Evans, with whom she lived for a number of years. As we have said above - her life was sunshine and shadow - it seemed more shadow than sunshine to the world, but there glowed in her heart the real spirit of Christ, whom she accepted in girlhood. During all the years we knew her we never heard her complain, and she gave the world a smile. I can not think of a single man or woman who equaled her. She gave so much. She has left a heritage that is uncorruptible to the two surviving daughters; ten grandchildren and the two great-grandchildren. She had a sturdy faith in the Father and the Christ, as well as the doctrines of the Baptist church, who was fortunate to have her as a member, as she was active in every department until the last few years, since age has come. Then she was faithful in attendance, when physically able to attend. She and her family helped build the historic old Baptist church in Clinton. She had worked in it so much and lived so near, it had become a part of her life. Regretting to see it torn down, yet realizing the new must ever replace the old, she helped with the new building in every way possible. It was most fitting that her funeral should be held in this church which will be April 3. The burial will be in the Allison family lot at Englewood. She also leaves one brother, Jas. McCarty, and sister, Miss Nannie McCarty, on South Orchard Ave., Clinton.

ALLMAN, Wava Ruth GEORGE
1921-2002
Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, Lawrence Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 8 2002 - Wava Allman, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Christian Care Center in Nixa, after a battle with chronic lung disease. Funeral services will be Monday, March 11, at First Presbyterian Church in Branson. Interment will be in Aurora, where she will be placed alongside her husband, Wayman Allman. March 11 would have been her 81st birthday. Mrs. Allman's husband, well liked and respected Trooper Wayne Allman, was killed in a traffic accident on Highway 7 and Mrs. Allman later moved to southern Missouri. Survivors include two sons and five grandchildren, Gary Allman and wife, Betty, Nixa; their children, Chris and Todd, both of Springfield, and Geoffrey Austin, Texas, and George Allman and wife, Pam, Gilbert, Arizona, their children, Meredith Taylor and Charles, both of Springfield.

ALLMAN, Wayne William
1921-1955
Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, Lawrence Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Nov 1 1955 - Wayne Allman Is Victim Of Highway Accident - State Highway Patrolman Wayne W. Allman, 34, assigned to the Clinton area and a resident here the past five years, suffered fatal injuries at 3:50 p.m., Thursday when he swerved his car to avoid broadside and head-on collision which resulted in his car rolling down Highway 35, just east of the junction of the highway with county road "B" which turns toward Creighton. He died at 5:15 p.m., at the Clinton General Hospital where he was taken in the futile hope something could be done for him. It was a strange coincidence that the highway he pledged to keep safe for all motorists was the source of his own destruction. Patrolman Allman was driving toward Clinton, having received a call to an accident three miles south of Deepwater on Highway 13, in which Henry Clay Davidson of Jackson County and Mrs. Blanche Rakes of Kansas City, Kan., were involved when their car failed to make a curve. Both were taken to the Clinton General Hospital where the man's condition is still serious. Mrs. Rakes suffered minor injuries. Leonard Irle of the Highway Service Station said Allman approached the junction from the west and, upon topping the crest of the hill where so many accidents have happened in the past, saw Cecil F. Page, Aaron, Mo., making a left turn in his pickup truck across the eastbound lane. The trooper reportedly swung sharply to the left, cleared the pickup, but contact with the left front section of a westbound 1950 Plymouth four-door sedan, operated by Elvie J. Yoder of Garden City, ricocheted the patrol car to the right shoulder. Witnesses say in an effort to right the patrol car, it evidently went into a services of rolls down the highway but the profuse dust in the air obliterated if from view of the spectators. There was some debris on the north side of the highway some 69 feet from the Creighton marker sign at the intersection where, it is surmised, the rear of the patrol car struck the Plymouth. The point where Allman lost a large amount of blood, at the north curbing near a water drainage outlet, was 285 feet from the intersection. It is thought the car possibly passed over his body before coming to a final halt. Irle said he went immediately to the body and failed to find a pulse. He left Aaron Turner with the body and returned to the station to make sure the ambulance and the Troop A headquarters at Lee's Summit had been notified. Upon his return to Allman, he said he found the trooper still alive. Bill Dickey of the Atkinson and Dickey Funeral Home of Garden City drove Allman to the Clinton General Hospital in their ambulance. Delores O'Neal of Creighton, an employee of the same hospital who was returning home after shopping in Clinton, happened by the scene soon after the accident occurred and rode in the ambulance to Clinton, doing what she could for the fatally injured trooper. Word was sent out by radio, telephone and word of mouth that type "O" positive blood was needed and there was an immediate response by a large number of citizens and fellow troopers. All efforts to save the beloved trooper were in vain, however, and he died an approximate 1 1/2 hours after the accident, while being given a blood transfusion, death resulting from a skull fracture and hemorrhaging. He also suffered a broken arm and wrist. - Wayne William Allman was born Oct. 24, 1921, at Aurora, Mo., one of the two children of M. R. and Marie Beyer Allman. He was reared at Aurora where he finished elementary and high school, then served two years in the US Navy. July 3, 1940, Miss Wava Ruth George of Aurora became his wife and soon after he decided to become a state highway patrolman. Following the completion of his training, he was given his first assignment at Sedalia. In 1950 he was sent to Clinton for duty. Mr. and Mrs. Allman and two sons, Gary, 13, and George 10, lived at 304 Truman Ave., in Clinton, a happy congenial family appreciative of one another and all interested in doing for each other. For the survivors, in this great sorrow and loss, all hearts are touched. Mr. Allman was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the Masonic Lodge in Sedalia. He was a former Lions Club member and belonged to the American Legion. Quiet and modest in bearing and manner, he made friends easily, with his genuine smile and equitable handling of all situations. He lived the strict code of the Missouri State Trooper and had the respect and cooperation of all officers with whom he dealt, as well as the public. Honest, honorable, courageous, Wayne Allman never shirked an assignment nor swerved from the line of duty as he saw it. His life, of great promise and assured success, leaves an empty place that will be very difficult to fill. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church Saturday morning. Pallbearers were 32 uniformed state patrolmen, both impressive and sad to see. The body was taken to Aurora for burial Saturday afternoon. Surviving with Mrs. Allman and the two sons are his sister, Mrs. Robert J. Conners of Bartlesville, Okla., his parents, of Aurora, above listed, all of whom came for the service. Here with their parents were Leslie, Anita and Gayla Conners, also Mr. Allman's grandfather, Wm. Beyer of Aurora, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. George of Branson.

ALMOND, Edna Elizabeth GILLIOM THOMAS
1898-1992
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Thomas Almond, 93, Holden passed away Tuesday, July 21, 1992, at Holden Manor Care Center in Holden. She was born in Johnson County on December 25, 1898, the daughter of Daniel Benjamin and Minnie Louise (Buzzard) Gilliom. She married Waldo Thomas in 1921. He preceded her in death in 1955. She married William E. Almond in 1962, and he passed away July 1, 1990. She had lived in Tempe, Arizona, and Oxnard, California, before moving to Holden in 1955. She taught in the high schools in Bevier and Gower for several years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Holden and of the Holden unit of United Methodist Women. She was a Past Matron of Holden Chapter 171, Order of the Eastern Star, and a graduate of the Warrensburg Teachers College in Warrensburg. She leaves one sister, Lorene Sloan, Kansas City; one niece and one nephew. Funeral services were Thursday, July 23, 1992 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Graveside services and burial was Friday, July 24, 1992, at Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City.

ALSOP, Harold Dean
1917-1997
Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold Dean Alsop, 79, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. He was born July 31, 1917, in Bronson, Kansas, the son of Virgil and Opal Burt Alsop. He married Polly Gordon February 8, 1941, in Girard, Kansas. She survives of the home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, where he received the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the European Campaign Ribbon with one Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Ribbon and one Overseas Service Bar. He worked for 330 years for Herrman Lumber Company, serving as manager for many of those years. He later worked for Leek's Clothing and most recently was employed by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home for more than 10 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Olson-Fray-Burkhart Post 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars, a 50-year member of the Rising Sun Lodge #8 AF&AM, a member of the Scottish Rite, and Mirza Shrine. Survivors include his wife Polly of the home; two sons, Gordon Dean Alsop, Overland Park, Kansas and Ronald Dale Alsop, Clinton; one daughter Paula Sue Black, Stanley, Kansas, and five grandchildren, Kimberly Alsop, Michael Alsop, Spencer Alsop, Morgan Alsop and Hayley Black. Services were Friday, June 20, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Burial was in the U. S. National Cemetery.

ALSTON, Elizabeth Ann NOLTE
1925-2013
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 25 2013 - Elizabeth Ann "Nolte" Alston died peacefully with her family by her side, at age 88, on October 7, 2013, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Beloved wife of 41 years, she is survived by her devoted husband, Clinton; daughters, Kathy Greenlee and Wendy Halleck; granddaughters, Gia and Natalie Halleck and Ally and Morgan Greenlee; her younger brother, John Nolte of Hartford, Connecticut, and her nieces and nephew Beth, Cathy, Jane and Michael. Elizabeth was born to Roy and Nellie Nolte on February 11, 1925, in Denver, Colorado. She was a woman of strong faith and was an ordained deacon in the Presbyterian Church. Elizabeth attended Butler University where she began a lifelong commitment as a loyal member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was actively involved throughout her life and held a special place in her heart for her Kappa Sisters. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a joy to all who knew her. Elizabeth was a fierce card player and enjoyed many hours of bridge with her friends. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. A Witness to the Resurrection service celebrating the life of Elizabeth will be held on Wednesday, November 27, at McLane Chapel at Englewood Cemetery. Elizabeth will be laid to rest with her parents.

ALTHOUSE, Richard LeRoy
1942-2015
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Richard "Grandpa Rick" Althouse, 72 years of age, passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Richard was born on September 17, 1942 in Douglass, Kansas to Henry and Myrtle Payton Althouse. Richard was united in marriage to Yvonne Van Blaricon on August 7, 1965 in Douglass, Kansas. He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Douglass, Kansas. After moving to Missouri, Richard worked at the Montrose Conservation office for four years, then worked at Peabody Coal Company in Montrose for 19.5 years. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Althouse, Myrtle Seward and Frank Seward; three brothers, Raymond Althouse, Larry Seward and Robin Seward; and two sons, Michael E. Van Blaricon and Rickey Lynn Van Blaricon. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne of the home; daughters: Lynetta McClymond and husband Lance, Paula Hilte and husband Lonnie, Tammy Bain and husband Gerard; sons: Pete Van Blaricon and wife Stacy, Ed Van Blaricon and wife Melody, Robert Van Blaricon and wife Samantha, and Jeff Jett; 23 grandchildren; 23.5 great grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Winstead and Patsy Bigger; brother Mike Seward; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Richard was a master wood carver and loved carving canes and walking sticks. His grandchildren were his main hobby.

ALTOP, James L. "Jim"
1937-2000
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 10 2000 - James L. Altop, son of George D. and Effie C. (Gross) Altop, was born April 3, 1937, in Kansas City, Kansas, and died January 6, 2000, the result of a tragic house fire, at his home in Clinton, at the age of 62 years. Jim had worked for the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, in the Maintenance Department. Jim is survived by one cousin, Vicki Kaufman of Shawnee, Kansas. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Saturday, January 15. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ALTRINGER, Casper
1825-1891
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Dec 26 1891 - Monday morning, the deaths of Casper Altringer and wife, which occurred within a few hours of each other, brought sadness to the hearts of those who knew them best. They had only been sick a short time but the Master's call was obeyed and now they sleep that lowly and peaceful sleep in Bear Creek cemetery, where their remains were taken for burial Tuesday. Casper Altringer was born in Germany in 1825 and his wife in Hanover in 1832. They were married in Franklin in 1858 and have been living in the county about 20 years. Nine children were born to them, six now living.

ALTRINGER, Dorothea
1832-1891
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
See Casper Altringer

ALUMBAUGH, Melany NASH
1969-2011
Melany 'Nash' Alumbaugh, age 42 of Deepwater (Brownington), MO, died on Saturday, December 10, 2011, at her home. Melany was born on March 26, 1969 to William and Roberta 'Walker' Nash of Orain, Ohio. After marring Gari Alumbaugh in Kansas City, she lovingly made a home in the Brownington community of Deepwater, MO. She was an employee at Wal-Mart, up until her illness. Surviving Melany are her husband of the home; a son, Joshua Nash of Liberty, MO; a stepson, Nick Alumnbaugh and wife Ame of Kansas City, MO; two grandchildren, Nicklos and Ema Alumbaugh; four brothers, David Nash and wife Linda of Ohio, Patrick Nash of Humansville, MO, Gary Nash and wife Teresa of Kearney, MO and Robert Nash and life partner Ann Marie Donlon of Whittney Pointe, New York, and many other relatives. Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother Ronald Nash. Melany's wishes were to be cremated. There are no services planned at this time.

ALVIS, Adria Ann AHLQUIST HOWARD
1921-1997
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Adria Ann Alvis, 75, Kansas City (formerly of Holden) died at the Research Medical Center Wednesday, December 3, 1997. She was born September 13, 1921, in Clay Center, Kansas. She was a homemaker. She was a 1939 graduate of Clay Center, Kansas High School. She was a life member of the Holden VFW Auxiliary Post No. 5844. She was the daughter of Alfred and Anna Matson Ahlquist. She was married to Thomas W. (Cotton) Howard on November 9, 1942 in Rapid City, South Dakota. He preceded her in death March 14, 1971. She married Glen Alvis July 3, 1978 in Miami, Oklahoma. He died September 4, 1984. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Holden. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Carnahan and husband Burris of Fairfax, Virginia; one stepdaughter Martha Saxton and husband Kirk, of Lee's Summit; one son Mike Howard and wife Myra of Clinton; one stepson Glen Alvis Jr. and wife Pat of North Carolina; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister Berndette Olsen of Clay Center, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husbands and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 6 at the Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial will be in Holden Cemetery.

ALWARD, LeRoy Banks Jr.
1922-2008
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 1 2008 - LeRoy Banks Alward Jr. died September 10, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Lee was born to Florence and LeRoy B. Alward Sr. in Camden, New Jersey, on June 14, 1922. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Force Dec. 13, 1941, and served in World War II for the duration of the war, did a tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam 1965-1966 and then 1969-1970. He was stationed stateside at bases in Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, California, New Jersey and Alaska. He medically retired in November of 1976. He lived in Alaska for 30 years; Anchorage, Fairbanks, Eagle River and Wasilla. Lee planned and built two homes while in Alaska. He loved working with wood and their homes had beautiful fireplace mantels and carvings. Lee drew people to him from young Army families to active sports participants in bowling, snow machining and fishing. His home was always open to welcome everyone whatever race or occupation. He and his wife Roberta were involved in a program to bring teenage Eskimos to the city of Anchorage from small bush schools. They were hosts to about 20 students who worked in various positions in Anchorage while staying at the Alward home for a month each year. After retirement, Lee and Roberta were active in the 4-H horse program in Alaska. The program involved approximately 100 riders from ages nine to 19 years old, training their horses for competition in the Alaska State Fair in Palmer and trail riding. Lee enjoyed carpentry, gardening, playing pinochle, bowling and frequent travel, including fishing trips to Alaska. He was a member of the Benton County Elks Lodge, American Legion, VFW and DAV. Lee was preceded in death by his parents and sister Eleanor. He was a loving husband, father and was a child of Christ. Lee is survived by his wife of 65 years, Roberta C. Alward; a son Harold L. Alward and his wife Cris of Pomme de Terre area, daughter Charlotte M. Paynter and her husband Wade, Clinton, and daughter Sandra L. Dudley and her husband Spencer of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at Deepwater First Baptist Church on Saturday, September 13. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

ALWARD, Roberta Charlotte ROHWELLER
1922-2015
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 17 2015 - Roberta Charlotte Alward went to her Father in Heaven on Monday, February 9, 2015, at the age of 92. Roberta was born in Doon, Iowa, on July 19, 1922. She was a teacher for the United States Army at various duty stations, as well as the Alaska School District for over 25 years. She was an honored finalist for National Teacher of the Year in 1970. Roberta's avid influence in the Alaska School District included pivotal accomplishments, including assisting in the structuring of the entire teaching curriculum for the sciences and math divisions. Her dedication to children was not limited to her teaching responsibilities, as her heart for children carried over after her retirement in 1973. She was a leader in the 4-H for over 10 years. Roberta was a member of Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. Additionally, Roberta was active in the Alaska legislative scene, working closely with Nick Begich. She was also one of the first women officers in the Benton County Elks Lodge. After retirement, both Roberta and her husband, Lee, enjoyed many travels to include many cruises. Roberta also made a tour of the East with her friends, Julie and Jim. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Leroy B. Alward, sister, Helen Forquer, and brothers, Donald Rohweller, Bud Rohweller and Gorden Rohweller. She is survived by her son, Harold L. Alward and wife, Cris, Pomme De Terre, and two daughters, Sandra L. Dudley and husband, Spencer, Harrisonville, and Charlotte M. Paynter and husband, Wade, Springfield. She has seven grandchildren, Aaron Crust, Jacob Crust, Michelle Wimsatt, Cody Mayle, Patrick Paynter, Zachary Paynter and Donald Nielsen, Jr., as well as three great-grandchildren, Violet Wimsatt, Grayson Winisatt and Lyla Snethen. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

AMBROSE, Mary Lee
1920-1922
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - When we pluck our most beautiful bouquets we do not feel they are complete without some beautiful buds mixed with the full blown blossoms, so in God's Heavenly bouquet a tiny bud was missing and on Monday evening, February 13th, 1922, a little before midnight the angels came for little Mary Lee Ambrose and bore her in their arms to Heaven, where Jesus stood waiting to receive her. She only stayed a little less than 14 months to scatter sunshine and make her father, mother, sister and brother happy, but her little life left its impression upon those with whom she came in touch.

AMENT, Frank Harvey
1941-2014
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2014 - Frank H. Ament, 72, Calhoun, died Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born December 16, 1941, in Raytown, the son of Frank Wesley Ament and Pauline Rose (Wilson) Ament. Frank was a self-employed copier salesman and repairman and also raised sheep. He was a former member of the Studebaker Club of Kansas City. Surviving are his companion of 21 years, Catherine Gaither of the home; her son, Terry Gaither and wife Renee, Calhoun; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Ament's wishes were to be cremated with memorial services scheduled for a later date.

AMES, Flora A.
1898-1991
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Flora A. Ames, 93, Calhoun, died Saturday, November 16, 1991 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Calhoun and a member of the United Methodist Church there. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Roxie Gregory of Clinton, Mary Justice of Clinton, Howard Goodrich and Raymond Goodrich, both of Edwards, and Harold Goodrich of Hawaii. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the United Methodist Church of Calhoun. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

AMICK, Charles Edgar
1885-1936
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Prominent Stockman Dies - Charles E. Amick, 6 Miles North of Calhoun a Victim of Influenza and Complications - Charles E. Amick, well known Shorthorn breeder and farmer, died at his home six miles north of Calhoun, at 8 a.m. Monday, March 2. Since February 22, Mr. Amick had suffered with influenza which was succeeded by complications. Charles Edgar Amick, son of the late Judge M. R. and Cerepta Merritt Amick, was born August 15 1885, on the Amick homestead, Maple Lawn, the farm on which he spent his entire life and died. His farm was large and well-kept, and he followed his father in breeding registered Shorthorn cattle which were noted for their superior quality. Mr. Amick was a kind neighbor, always generous in lending a helpful hand to others, and well liked by all who knew him. He ever provided well for his loved ones. He had served several terms as director of Pleasant View school. Leona P. Farmer and Mr. Amick were united in marriage February 28, 1918, at Clinton. Two sons survive to comfort her in her bereavement. They are M. R. and Howard Amick, both of the home place. There is also a sister living, Mrs. Blanche Mayfield, Windsor; and a brother, W. M. Amick, Independence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Huston funeral chapel in Windsor. Burial was in the Calhoun cemetery.

AMICK, Emily Dophelia MERRITT GAINES
1846-1895
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 17 1895 - The death of Mrs. Dopha Amick occurred at the home of her husband, M. R. Amick, in Tebo township Sunday morning. She was the eldest daughter of M. B. Merritt, and been twice married, her first husband being Mr. Gaines, who died a number of years ago and by whom she had one child, Mary, now Mrs. Ira Wherry of Clinton. She leaves lonely a devoted husband and a large circle of friends. Deceased has been in poor health a number of years and her calling to a better world was anticipated by herself and immediate friends, as her disease was such as to baffle medical skill. Mrs. Amick inherited a disposition of thrift, industry and economy, and while always ready to do a kind act and hospitable in the extreme, she was a true helpmeet in accumulating one of the largest fortunes in the county. Her age was near 48 years. Her place in the community will be hard to fill.

AMICK, Hilda W. HALSTENBERG
1899-1991
Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Cooper Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda W. Amick were held at the New Franklin Methodist Church, New Franklin, Mo. on Sunday, December 1, 1991 with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Amick was born April 7, 1899 in Morrison, Mo. and lived most of her life in New Franklin. She was the daughter of Herman and Sophia Weymeyer Halstenberg. She was married to Locke Amick who preceded her in death in 1952. She is survived by three daughters, Helen Long, New Franklin, Hilda Koelling. Independence, Bonnie Smith of Warsaw; and grandchildren.

AMICK, Leona Pearl FARMER
1896-1936
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Leona Pearl Farmer was born south of Calhoun, Missouri, Dec. 1, 1896, and departed this life at the St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, at 9:25 p.m. March 21 1936, at the age of 39 years, 3 months and 20 days. She was the daughter of George Calvin and Mary Frances Farmer. She was united in marriage on February 28, 1918, to Charles Edgar Amick, who preceded her in death, March 2, 1936. To this union were given two children, M. R. and Howard, who are left to mourn her passing. She is also survived by her father, mother, seven sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held at the Huston-Turner Chapel March 23, 1936.

AMICK, Maranda R. "M. R."
1919-1998
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - M.R. Amick, 79, Butler, formerly of Kansas City, died December 12, 1998, in Kansas City as a result of an automobile accident. Graveside services were December 16 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. M.R. Amick was born north of Calhoun and graduated valedictorian of Calhoun Class of 1937. His father, Chas. E. Amick and mother, Leona Amick died in the 1930s, leaving M.R. and brother, Howard, to be cared for by relatives. Mr. Amick is survived by his wife, Alice Rosalie Amick of the home, and brother, Howard, of St. Louis. He and his wife and celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary November 30. He had been employed by Norris Grain Company and was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps. Several friends survive in henry County and some relatives in Colorado. Mildred Bailey received this notice as he was a 1937 classmate.

AMICK, Maranda R. Judge
1846-1916
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Calhoun Clarion, Thursday, Feb 17 1916 - Death of Judge Amick - Scarcely had the community learned that Judge Amick was sick, ere it was shocked by the announcement of his death. Taken with a hard chill Wednesday of last week, pneumonia set in, and he died Tuesday morning at 8:25. Funeral services are to be held at the family home this Thursday morning and interment at the Sardis burial grounds. M. R. Amick was the only surviving one of three children born to the late Marandy Amick and wife. Judge Amick was born December 8, 1846, in Tebo township. His father died in 1847, and his mother, who was a daughter of the late Major William and Elizabeth Wall, died in 1854. Thus orphaned at 9 years of age, Judge Amick then became a member of the household of his uncle, Dr. James W. Wall, with whom he remained until the age of 21. Heiring an estate of 500 acres of fine farming lands, he took charge of same and devoted his time to improving it, and beautiful "Elm Grove," where he lived and died, was a model farm home and a haven of hospitality. January 18, 1872, he married Miss Serepta V. Merritt, daughter of the late Judge M. B. and Mrs. Susan A. Merritt (yet living). To them were born six children, of whom 3 are living - Walter M. Amick of Windsor, Mrs. Mayfield of Green Ridge, Charles Amick, at home. His wife dying in 1891 the Judge in 1893 married her sister Emily, the widow of the late Richard Gaines; she dying in 1895 he married 1897 Mrs. Henrietta Scott, who survives him. Judge Amick was a gentleman of the old school, manly, genial and lovable. He was a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, and the past year had taken an active part in looking after the construction of the congregation's new house of worship in Leeton. He was a lifelong and consistent Democrat, and in his latter years was elected by his party to the office of Presiding Judge of the county court, having served a prior term as associate judge. In all the relations of life he was a good man, a warm friend, a kind neighbor, a devoted husband and father. His nearly threescore years were exemplary - a proud heritage to those left to mourn. A tear to his memory.

AMICK, Walter Mason
1873-1939
Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Clinton MO - The subject of this sketch was born February 12, 1873, about six miles north of Calhoun, the son of Judge M. R. and Serepta (Merritt) Amick. He attended Pleasant View School and later Lamkin's Academy at Clinton. After farming several years, Mr. Amick entered the Farmers Bank at Windsor as bookkeeper and served faithfully for several years, when he was forced to resign because of severe eye trouble. With his father-in-law, the late G. P. Foster, he bought a stock of groceries and school books. After several years they sold their store and operated a furniture and undertaking store. Mr. Amick was united in marriage to Miss Maude Foster October 1900. She died in 1914. To this union one son, Foster Withers Amick was born, who survives. Mr. Amick united with the Windsor Christian Church, later taking his membership to the Primitive Baptist Church at Independence, Mo. In 1917, he united with Prairie Queen Lodge, Knights of Pythias of Windsor. About 1917, Mr. Amick moved to Kansas City, where he secured employment. Mr. Amick had been totally blind for many years resulting from a street car accident, but he was an interesting conversationalist and took an active part in life despite his handicap. He owned a seeing eye dog who took him any place he desired to go, and he related entertaining happenings with his dog, which included the time that his hat blew off and the dog safely seated his master, recovered his hat and returned it to him. The dog died a short time ago. He had opened a news stand in the Independence post office and was engaged in that business at the time of his death. Mr. Amick raised fine hogs, while he lived in Windsor and was a lover of horses. For several years his health had been failing but for only about a week had his condition been considered serious and he was taken to the Jackson County Emergency Hospital where he died Friday night, April 7. Surviving Mr. Amick are his widow of his second marriage, one daughter, Miss Dora, and a son, Walter Amick, Jr., of Independence, also a son, Foster Amick, of Kansas City and a sister, Mrs. Blanche Mayfield, of Windsor, who was with him at his death. Services were conducted at a funeral home in Independence Easter Sunday. Burial followed in the Amick family lot in Independence. The following relatives attended the funeral from a distance: Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Merritt, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Fewel, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mayfield of Clinton, Miss Merritt Mayfield, Messrs. Logan Wall and son, Eugene, Sidney, Lyman and Raymond Avery and Howard Amick.

AMMANN, Leo Henry "Lee"
1910-1992
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leo Henry Ammann, twin son of Adolph Ammann and Ida Bertha Stowein, was born August 10, 1910, in St. Clair County. He died Friday, January 3, 1992, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon at the age of 81. Better known as Lee, he was one of 10 children and attended grade school at Valley Center in the Chloe community near Lowry City. He also attended the Chloe Reform Church as a child. He was self-employed all of his working life, having worked hand-in-glove with his twin brother, Carl. They owned three filling stations and a restaurant before he served his country in the Army in World War II. They owned and operated Ammann's Feed Store in Butler from the 1950s through the 1970s. They also hauled trash in the 1960s until they sold their business to Spud Welston. He was married to Berniece McCall on November 21, 1964, and together they ran the Southside Cafe from 1964 to 1974. Due to ill health, he was forced to retire in August 1980. He was a resident of Medicalodge from 1981 to 1987 and then resided at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon until his death. He loved working with his twin brother, Carl. They hauled cattle, filled silo, baled hay, traded livestock, hauled water. They were always trucking and trading and loved going to sales, fairs and rodeos. His favorite foods were mushroom soup and watermelon and his hobby was showing miniature miles. He and his brother started the Little Britches Rodeo with ponies and miniature mules and they helped get the Bates County fair going again. He is remembered as always saying, "Let's go, Carl." He had a special cap that he wore, even through his last days, that had mules on it and said, "Mule Man". He is survived by his wife, Berniece, of their home in Butler; five stepdaughters, Patty Allen and Sharon Horner of Adrian, Doris Tanner of Raytown, Linda Tanner of Overland Park, Kansas, and Bobbie Gaston of Denton, Texas; two brothers, Carl of Nevada and Jake of Butler; three sisters, Louise Herman and Lottie Ison of Butler, and Clara McDaniel of Kansas City; 12 step-grandchildren; 23 step-great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Paul and Otto, and one sister, Mary Miller. Funeral services were held Monday, January 6, 1992, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

AMMANN, Robin Ann GARRISON
1955-2006
Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 17 2006 - Mrs. Robin Ann Ammann, 51, Lowry City, died Monday, May 15, 2006, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 18, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola.

AMMERMAN, Cindy Sue STACKHOUSE
1966-1998
Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Cindy S. Ammerman of Creighton was born September 11, 1966, in Kansas City, the daughter of Howard Dale and Etta Marie (Mackedanz) Stackhouse. She died Thursday, November 12, 1998, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at Independence Regional Health Center, at the age of 32 years, two months and one day. On August 14, 1983, Cindy was united in marriage to Donald Louis Ammerman in Urich. Cindy was employed as a director for the Elementary Parents As Teachers for the Sherwood Cass R-8 District since 1996. She was a member of the First Baptist church, Holden, and was the children's church director. Cindy had attended Sherwood High School, Creighton, and was a 1984 graduate of Archie High School. She also was a 1994 graduate of Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, with a specialty in child development. Cindy had lived near Blairstown before moving to Creighton in 1993. She is survived by her husband, Don L. Ammerman; a son Daniel Ammerman, and a daughter, Cynthia Ammerman, all of the home; her parents, Dale and Etta Stackhouse, Deepwater; two brothers, William Dale Stackhouse, Holden, and Steve H. Stackhouse, Blairstown; her paternal grandmother Thelma Stackhouse, Peculiar; her maternal step-grandmother, Etta Marie Mackedanz, Graham, Washington; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Monday, November 16, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Peculiar Cemetery.

AMMONS, Alberta BAUER
1919-2003
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 27 2003 - Alberta Bauer Ammons, 83, Leeton, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at her home. Alberta was born November 4, 1919, in Taberville, daughter of William James and Eva Hill Bauer. She married Glenn Ammons on Valentine's Day in 1942. Glenn and Alberta lived in the Appleton City area prior to buying a farm north of Deepwater in 1949 where they lived for 25 years and raised their five children and farmed and ran a dairy from 1960-1973. Due to the Truman Dam project, they sold their Deepwater farm and moved to their current farm near Leeton in 1973 where they lived for the past 30 years. In Leeton, Alberta became a member of the Leeton Christian Church and its quilting club, the Leeton Women's Club and continued to participate in the Deepwater Homemaker's Club. Preceding Alberta in death were her husband, Glenn; her parents and her four brothers, Johnny, Joe, Howard and Junior Bauer. Survivors include her five children, Elaine Jones and Ricardo Lopez of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Judy and her husband Ray Seaton, Darrell Ammons and his wife Suzanne, Clinton, Peggy and her husband Ruben Martinez, and Gary Ammons of Kansas City; five grandchildren, Rob Seaton of Clinton, Ronda Seaton, Independence, Kristy Kelley and husband Tyler, St. Louis, Lindsey Ammons, Parsippany, New Jersey, and Kelsey Ammons of Clinton; one sister, Marcella and her husband, Everett Dade, Pleasant Hill; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, June 21. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

AMMONS, Glenn Gilbert
1915-2003
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 27 2003 - Glenn Gilbert Ammons, son of Gilbert Lafayette and Bessie Avis (Ford) Ammons, was born April 17, 1915, at Rockville, and died June 3, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 88 years. Glenn was married to Alberta Bauer on Valentine's Day in 1942. Glen and Alberta lived in the Appleton City area prior to moving to a farm north of Deepwater in 1949 where they lived for 25 years and raised their family. They farmed and ran a dairy until 1973. Due to the Truman Dam project, they sold their home and moved to their current farm near Leeton in 1973 where they lived for the past 30 years. Glenn was a member of the Leeton Christian Church and the Leeton Lions Club. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Oma May Attebery and Margie Hoffman. He is survived by his wife, Alberta of the home; two sons, Darrel Ammons and wife Suzanne of Clinton, Gary Ammons of Kansas City; three daughters, Elaine Jones and Ricardo Lopez of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Judy Seaton and husband Ray, Clinton, Peggy Martinez and husband Ruben of Kansas City; three sisters, Hazel Bishop and Doris Clark of Kansas City, and Fern Lewis of Raytown, as well as five grandchildren, Rob Seaton of Clinton, Ronda Seaton of Independence, Kristy Kelley and husband Tyler, St. Louis, Lindsey Ammons of Parsippany, New Jersey and Kelsey Ammons of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, June 5. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

AMOS, Frank Lee
1976-1994
Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frank Lee Amos, 17, of ElDorado Springs, was born in Sedalia, to Larry Robert and Mary Lucille Hamel Amos. He died Saturday, January 22, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield of injuries received in an automobile accident. Frank lived in Warsaw before moving to the ElDorado Springs area in 1988. He was a senior at Osceola High School and a member of the National Honor Society. Frank is survived by his father, Larry R. Amos of Collins; his mother, Mrs. Mary Whitby of ElDorado Springs; one brother, Robert Amos of ElDorado Springs; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Waneta Ferguson of Ridge Crest, California; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Betty Paxton of Osceola; maternal grandfather, Phillip Hamel of Sedalia, aunts, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 27, 1994 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Benton Green Cemetery.

AMOS, Jack Louie
1937-2010
Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 13 2010 - Jack Louie Amos, 73, Clinton, died on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Jack was born June 23, 1937, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of John and Waneta Mae (Laster) Amos. Jack married Maudie "Eller" (Allen) in 1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jack proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. When he arrived back home, he worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a line repairman. After his marriage to "Eller", they owned and operated the Crockerville Restaurant in Stover until their retirement. Jack was a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans. Jack enjoyed farming, fishing, shopping at flea markets and going on car rides. Survivors include his brother Larry and his wife Sarah, Collins, and his close friend Delores, Cole Camp. His parents; wife "Eller", and brothers David L. Amos and Fred L. Amos, preceded him in death. Private family burial in Missouri Veterans Cemetery on Friday, October 15.

ANCELL, Cheryl E.
1949-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 10 2008 - Cheryl E. Ancell, 58, Overland Park, Kansas, died Friday, March 7, 2008, of cancer. She was born Dec. 31, 1949, in Nevada, the daughter of Chester and Wilma Ancell. She was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother; two sisters, Charla Caudill and Marla Childers; brother Chris Ancell; brother-in-law Boyd Childers; other relatives and friends. In lieu of services, a memorial gathering will be Saturday, March 22, at the Clinton Christian Church.

ANCELL, Chester Earvin "Chet"
1925-2006
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 12 2006 - U.S. Veteran Chester E. Ancell, age 80 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, September 11, 2006 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, September 15, 2006 at the Clinton Christian Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Chet was born in Independence, Missouri. He was an assistant manager for J. C. Penney Company for many years. He was an entrepreneur. He was a member of the Clinton Christian Church where he served as a Deacon Emeritus. He is survived by his wife, Wilma of the home; one son, Chris Ancell of Overland Park, Kansas; three daughters, Cheryl Ancell of Overland Park, Kansas, Charla Caudill of Clinton, Missouri and Marla Childers and husband, Boyd of Lee's Summit, Missouri; two sisters, Mary Smith and husband, David of Kirksville, Missouri and Betty Chew and husband, Harry of Prairie Home, Missouri and one grandson, Curtis Caudill.

ANDERS, Anna Jane LITTLE
1869-1964
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Annie Anders, A Nonagenarian Dies -- Mrs. Annie Anders, 94, well-known and respected Clinton resident for many years, died at Wetzel Hospital, August 11, where she had been a patient about a week after sustaining a fractured hip. Her home was at 204 West Allen. She had been a patient at the Jolley Nursing Home about a year prior to entering the hospital. Mrs. Anders, daughter of George Washington and Martha Jane Sharp Little, was born in Boone County, Mo., Sept. 20, 1869. During her active years she was employed at various places of business in Clinton where she was always found to be honest and trustworthy. She was a member of the church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Gatlah, Los Angeles, Calif., two sons, Everette Anders, Los Angeles, George Anders, Clinton, 41 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband, Thomas Anders, and a son, Clay. Funeral services will be held at the Schaberg Chapel, Saturday, Aug. 15. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

ANDERS, Dorothy Lee JOHNSON
1912-1997
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Lee Johnson Anders died March 6, 1997, at the Lee's Summit Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson's. She was born on July 19, 1912, in St. Clair County, near Ohio Post Office. She was a daughter of Marvin Charles and Pearl Louanna Hopkins Johnson. Her parents lived in several places in Missouri and Kansas and she was mostly raised in Calhoun. She was married on October 17, 1931, to Wilson Eugene Anders, also of Calhoun. They lived in Calhoun and Clinton the first years of their marriage. They moved to Kansas City, Kansas, and then to Lee's Summit in the early 1940s. Dorothy was an excellent seamstress and a loving mother and homemaker. She was devoted to her girls and was never too busy to help someone in need. Dorothy was baptized in the Baptist Temple in Independence. She truly lived her faith. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband in September 1960; also her parents; one grandson Tom Kleiman; one sister and four brothers. She is survived by her four daughters, Virginia Mae Browning, Arylene Bain, Nancy Sue Anders and Nina Pearl O'Connell; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sophia Ritter, Sacramento, California, and Ina Julian, Clinton, and one brother Troy Johnson, Calhoun; several nieces and nephews and cousins who will remember her with love. Services were held on Sunday, March 9 at Vansant-Mills in Clinton. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in Calhoun Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, Wray Browning, Anthony Kleiman, Mark Kleiman, Dennis O'Connell, John O'Connell, David Riley Jr.

ANDERS, Eva Mae WENTWORTH
1917-2004
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 26 2004 - Eva Mae Anders was born September 14, 1917, in Deepwater, daughter of William Riley and Cordey Bennett Wentworth. She died March 10, 2004, at Jefferson Health Care in Lee's Summit, at the age of 86 years. She was married to James Clay Anders and he preceded her in death in 1963. Also preceding her were her parents; two sons, James Robert Anders and Clayton Lee Anders, one brother, Charles (Chalk) Wentworth, and three sisters, Patty Bonham, Helen Cook and Lucille (Katey) Anders. Survivors include one son, Donald J. Anders, Harrisonville; one daughter, Phyllis Loyd and husband Lewis, Independence; one sister, Wilma Carroll, Nevada; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held March 12 at Stones Chapel Cemetery.

ANDERS, James Clay
1901-1963
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
James Clay Anders, 62, Clinton, was found dead in his home at the corner of Washington and Henry Streets, about 4:05 p.m. Sunday, June 30, by City Marshal Stanley Malone and Officer Donald King. The officers had been called by Mrs. Dewey Hargis upon the request of Mr. Anders' mother, Mrs. Annie Anders, who had been unable to contact her son the past few days. Sheriff Wilbur Schmidt and Coroner Dr. Richard King were notified. Dr. King stated death possibly occurred the previous Thursday. According to a neighbor, Elmer Border, Mr. Anders was last seen on Thursday, June 27. The body was removed to Schaberg Funeral Home and graveside services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. July 1, at Englewood Cemetery.

ANDERS, Katie Lucille WENTWORTH
1911-1996
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Katie Lucille Wentworth Anders was born July 4, 1911, in Deepwater, the daughter of William and Cordie Lee Bennet Wentworth. She died October 15, 1996, at her home in Clinton, at the age of 85. Katie was a lifelong resident of this area. She was married to George W. Anders, who preceded her in death January 8, 1971. She was a homemaker. she is survived by three sons, George T. Anders and wife Francis, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mikel W. Anders and wife Linda, Clinton, Terry L. Anders and wife Trudy, Decatur, Texas; two daughters, Anna Lee King, Clinton, and Donna F. Shepherd and husband, Dwayne, Warrensburg; two sisters, Eva Mae Anders, Kansas City, and Wilma Carroll, Nevada, Mo.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday, October 19, at the Stones Chapel Cemetery in Henry County.

ANDERS, Lonnie Ray Sr.
1942-2005
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2005 - Lonnie Ray Anders, 62, Osceola, died Saturday, January 15, 2005, in his home. Funeral services were Monday, January 17 in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Kings Prairie Cemetery. He was born in Kansas City August 28, 1942, to Robert Earl and Florence "Pierce" Anders. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Earl and Florence "Pierce" Anders, and a granddaughter, Jamie Irvin. He is survived by his companion of 24 years, Nancy Appleton; his five children, Sherrie Irvin and husband Bob, Osceola, Sheryl Anders, Osceola, Robin Green, Osceola, Tina Epperson and husband David, Independence; one son Lonnie Anders Jr. of Osceola; one stepson, Cameron Appleton and wife Tammy, Osceola; 14 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a brother Albert Tanner and wife Liz, Independence. He worked for 40 years in the asphalt paving business.

ANDERS, Norman Harold
1930-2007
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 21 2007 - Norman Harold Anders, 76, Sedalia, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born September 2, 1930 in Chilhowee, the son of Norman E. Anders and Carrie Anders Norman. On January 20, 1952, in Clinton, he was married to Velma Johnson, who survives of the home. Mr. Anders graduated from Clinton High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1952 to 1954, spending the last year of service in Japan. He then served for eight years in the Air Force Reserves. He worked for the Clinton Eye newspaper from 1954 to 1963, The Warrensburg Star Journal from 1963-1966 and the Sedalia Democrat from 1966 until his retirement in 1995. He worked part-time for 40 years in theaters in Clinton, Warrensburg and Sedalia as a projectionist and at the Missouri State Fair operating spotlights for the grandstand shows for over 20 years. He was a member of First Christian Church, American Legion Post 00161 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2591. He enjoyed fishing. He enjoyed volunteering for RSVP, Sedalia Senior Center, the Greater Missouri Garage Sale, which benefits the Children's Therapy Center, and the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce. Also surviving are a son Garry Dean Anders and wife Genie, Odessa; two daughters, Karen Jean Harris and husband Terry, Kansas City, and Marilyn Sue Rogel and husband Ken, Olathe, Kansas; one brother Hubert Anders, Gladstone; one sister Marjorie Stout of Harrisonville; seven grandchildren, Abigail Rudolph, Andrea Vernon, Amanda Anders, Kelly Rogel, Charles Harris, Teresa Harris and Michael Harris and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Betty Jean Jones. Fuenral services were Saturday, May 12, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ANDERS, Thomas Zechariah
1872-1950
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Rev. Linus Eaker, Methodist minister, officiated at the funeral service of Thomas Anders, 78, who died June 10, 1950, at 7:30 a.m., at a local hospital. Mr. Anders, afflicted with pernicious anemia, had been seriously ill since February, and was moved in an ambulance a week prior to his death from the house at 301 South Tower to 204 West Allen. The son of Mr. and Mrs. John Anders, Thomas Z. Anders was born January 27, 1872, in Terre Haute, Ind. He moved to Missouri with his parents when a lad and grew to young manhood on various Henry County farms. At an early age he joined the Calhoun Christian church, where his membership remained until death. On August 6, 1891, in Calhoun, he married Miss Annie J. Little, and nine children, seven of whom survive, bless their union. Mr. Anders lived many years in Clinton, working for the Missouri Public Service Company. He always took great pleasure in his garden, which was productive, neat and orderly. His children were a source of never-ending delight, and he never tired of their visits in his home. He appreciated the beauty of trees and flowers and enjoyed nothing more than a car ride along country lanes or city streets with his children. A son and daughter, John Aubrey and Jennie Ethel, preceded Mr. Anders in death. He is survived by his beloved wife; three daughters, Mesdames Flora Brizendine, Independence, Hazel Gatlin, California, and Gladys Frye, Kansas City; four sons, Homer, George and Clay, Clinton and Everett, California; two brothers, William Anders, Clinton, and James Anders, Odessa; two sisters, Mesdames Flora Welsh, Chilhowee, and Bessie Carey, Calhoun; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of friends. Last rites were held Tuesday afternoon, June 13, at the Wilkinson Chapel.

ANDERS, Velma Fern JOHNSON
1933-2011
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 28 2011 - Velma Fern (Johnson) Anders, 77, North Kansas City, formerly of Sedalia, died Thursday, January 27, 2011, at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born May 5, 1933, near Coal, southeast of Clinton, a daughter of Charles Wesley and Mary M. (White) Johnson. She attended Coal and Freedom rural schools and Clinton High School graduating in 1951. At age nine she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at Good Hope Baptist Church. On January 20, 1952, she married Norman Harold Anders who died May 9, 2007. After their marriage, they joined First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Clinton. Velma enjoyed working with and being with children. Through the years she served as PTA President, Cub Scout Den Mother, Girl Scout Cookie Chairman in Warrensburg and Sedalia; taught third grade Sunday School class in Clinton, Warrensburg and Sedalia for over 25 years; led children's choir and children's church. For a time, she was organist at Calvary Episcopal Church. She taught private piano lessons for over 35 years in Sedalia, retiring in 2003. After Mr. Anders retired they enjoyed traveling, eventually to every state in the Continental U.S. They also did volunteer work for the Chamber of Commerce, Children's Therapy Center and RSVP. She also served on the Sedalia Senior Center Board. Velma enjoyed being with her family and friends, listening to music, playing the piano, reading mystery novels and working crossword puzzles. After living in Sedalia for over 41 years, she sold her home and moved to Kansas City North in September 2008 to be closer to her family. Survivors include two daughters, Karen (and Terry) Harris, Kansas City North, Marilyn (and Ken) Rogel, Olathe, Kansas; one son, Garry and (Genie) Anders, Odessa; seven grandchildren, Abigail (and Nathan) Rudolph, Blue Springs, Andrea (and Shawn) Vernon, Kansas City, Kelly Rogel, Olathe, Kansas, Jonathan (and Annia) Harris, Independence, Amanda (and Ryan) Goble, Odessa, Teresa Harris, Kansas City, Michael Harris, Kansas City; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Don (and Beth) Johnson, Panama City Beach, Florida; one brother-in-law, Hubert (and Brenda) Anders, Gladstone, and one sister-in-law, Marjorie Stout, Harrisonville. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 29, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

ANDERSEN, Leo M. "Andy"
1937-2011
East Lake Andes Lutheran Cemetery, Lake Andes, Charles Mix Co, SD
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 28 2011 - Leo M. "Andy" Andersen, 73, Windsor, died early Wednesday morning, February 23, 2011, at his home in Windsor. He was born November 23, 1937, in Wagner, South Dakota, the son of John Andersen and Elsie Elizabeth (Peterson) Andersen. On May 7, 1991, in Windsor, he married Mary D. Meads and she survives of the home. Andy worked for the Civil Service at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, from 1968 until his retirement in 1993. He also worked for several years at Gardner's Body Shop in Windsor. He was a member of the Windsor Masonic Lodge and the Windsor I.O.O.F Lodge. In addition to his wife, Andy is survived by a son, Dale Martin Anderson and his wife Jeri, Anchorage, Alaska; a brother Alvin Andersen, Delmont, South Dakota, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant sons, a brother and two sisters. Memorial services will be Saturday, March 5, at Grace Community Church, Windsor.

ANDERSON, Alfred E.
1969-2007
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2007 - Alfred E. Anderson, 37, Watauga, Texas, and formerly of Belton, died on Wednesday April 11, 2007. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 18, at Advantage Funeral Home, Kansas City. Burial was in Mount Washington cemetery. Alfred was preceded in death by his father Gerald Anderson; two sisters Mary Ann Anderson and Norma Jean Anderson; one brother Donald Eugene Anderson. He was a devoted, loving husband and father who deeply cherished his family. Alfred loved to take his boys hunting, boating and fishing and camping with his family and friends. He was always supportive of his children as they played in various sports activities, loving to watch them grow and learn. Alfred will be remembered for his endless energy, playful sense of humor, love of music, love of his family, big heart, big blue eyes, beautiful smile and his many loving hugs and kisses and clapping. He is survived by his wife Angie Anderson (daughter of John and Clara Ross, Calhoun); sons, Andrew Codee and Aron Earl, all of Watauga, Texas; his mother Ruth Anderson, and her companion Leroy (Fred) Elliott, Tightwad; one brother Raymond Anderson and his wife Vicki of Clinton; two sisters, Pamela Johnson and her husband David, Clinton, and Jerrie Anderson of Springfield and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends.

ANDERSON, Anna May
1890-1904
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri - At 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct 23, 1904, Annie May Anderson, oldest daughter of Wm. Anderson and wife, passed on to the great beyond. She was born In Winona, this state in 1890. After 8 weeks of intense suffering from typhoid fever, finally resulting in abscess of the lungs, she passed from this world of trouble. Funeral conducted at the parents' home, 409 East Lincoln, and she was laid to rest in Englewood.

ANDERSON, Bertha E.
abt 1883-1887
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, May 26 1887 - Bertha, the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson, died at 9 o'clock last night of a complication of diseases among them, being heart disease, lung fever and whooping cough. The remains will be interred at Field's Creek cemetery this afternoon

ANDERSON, Charles L. Sr.
1939-2013
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 24 2013 - Charles L. Anderson, Sr., 74, son of George R. and Opal M. (Todd) Anderson, was born in Harrisonville on July 13, 1939, and he died Monday, December 23, 2013, in Appleton City. Charles lived in Harrisonville until his marriage to Pat Miller on October 7, 1967, at the Grand River Church in Harrisonville. They moved to Archie and made their home there. During that time, Charles worked at Bendix in Kansas City as a maintenance supervisor. In 1992, they moved to Appleton City to retire. Preceding Charles in death were his parents; wife, Pat Miller; brothers, Ernest Bearce, George Anderson, Jr. and Robert Anderson; son-in-law, James Borgman, and parents-in-law, Clifford and Dorothy Miller. Surviving Charles are son, Charles Anderson, Jr. (Dawn); daughters, Angela Lesmeister and Kelly A. Yocum (Steve); grandchildren, Charles "Clay" L. Anderson III, Hailey C. Anderson, Cody Hunter and Dalton G. Borgman; sister, Doris Ingham; sisters-in-law: Jean Anderson, Chris Souza (Ron) and Elaine Moore (Mike); brothers-in-law, Clifford Miller, Jr. (Patti) and Bob Miller (Debbie); ex-son-in-law, Doug Lesmeister; best friends, Walter Gregory, Steve Lawson and Gary Hackett; many nieces and nephews, and longtime good friends, Edsol and Barb Moore and Jim and Peggy Knapp. Funeral services will be held at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Friday, December 27. A military graveside service will be presented by the Missouri Honor Guard. Interment will be in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

ANDERSON, Charles Sam
1939-1993
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Sam Anderson was born September 12, 1939 in Roscoe, to Ralph Duke and Vada Rea Baldwin Anderson. He passed away Sunday, August 29, 1993 at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia. Sam was a long time resident of Kansas City, Kansas. He was employed by the Chrysler Parts Depot in Kansas City, Kansas for 16 years. The past 12 years Sam had lived in rural Deepwater. On February 9, 1963 Sam was united in marriage to Joan K. Eastwood. Sam served in the U.S. Army from 1958 until 1961. He was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Kansas and Delaware Lodge #96 AF & AM in Kansas City, Kansas. He was preceded in death by her daughter, Kristine K. on December 10, 1973, his mother and father, Vada Rea and Ralph D. Anderson, two brothers, Estill E. and Russell W. Anderson, one sister, Irene Shelton. Sam is survived by his wife Joan of the home; three sons, Duke of the home, Len of rural Deepwater, Rick of Marshfield; one brother, Ralph J. Anderson of Deepwater; three sisters, Jobelle Huntington of Aurora, Colorado, Hilda Lihme of Merriam, Kansas and Roberta Sinks of Odessa; two grandchildren, Scott Anderson and Jessica Anderson and two step-grandchildren, Mark Anderson and Mike Anderson, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, September 1, at Kidd's Chapel Cemetery.

ANDERSON, Christopher "Kit"
1871-1930
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Christopher Anderson, known by all his friends as "Kit" Anderson, passed away at 2:20 p.m. Thursday of last week, at the Trinity Lutheran hospital in Kansas city. Death was due to liver and stomach trouble. He conducted a store in Kansas city at 1517 East 12th street, handling dry goods, shoes, and ladies ready-to-wear. He went to Chicago to market about four weeks ago, but when he came home he was feeling badly, and was never able to go to the store again. Just a week previous to his death he was taken to the hospital. His brother, Mason Anderson, of Clinton, when hearing of his critical condition, went to Kansas City to be with him. Deceased was born at Leesville about 49 years ago. His father, Christopher Anderson, many years ago, conducted a dry goods store in Clinton, and when the father died, the son Christopher was associated in the business with his mother. He later traveled a short while for a St. Joe shoe firm; then became a traveling salesman for the Peters Shoe Co., of St. Louis, which position he held for about 20 years. He leaves his wife, who was formerly Miss Mary Weidemeyer, daughter of Mrs. J. M. Weidemeyer of Clinton. They were married in Clinton, but have resided in Kansas City since he went into business there about ten years ago, having an apartment at 1102 Benton Blvd. He also leaves two sons, Christopher and Frederick, and the one brother, Mason Anderson, and one sister Mrs. Mattie Baugh, both of Clinton. The body was brought to the home of Mason Anderson in Clinton, where the funeral services were held Sunday, and burial was in Englewood cemetery, beneath a wealth of beautiful flowers. Besides the wife and sons, a nephews, Kenneth Anderson, of Kansas City, came to attend the funeral; also a number of his friends and business associates.

ANDERSON, Christopher A.
1822-1888
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 14 1888 - Thursday morning at two, C. Anderson breathed his last, after being afflicted for years with a complication of diseases, being confined to the house the last six weeks, with the exception of three or four days when he would be at the store, which hastened his death. He was born in Virginia in 1822, moved to Missouri in 1842 and has been in business in Sedalia, Pleasant Hill and Leesville. Coming to Clinton about three years ago, he bought out Allison & McCarty on the east side and conducted a good business. He was married twice and leaves a family of five children, one by his first wife and four by his second. Burial in Englewood. Mrs. Anderson has been quite feeble for some time and was not able to attend the funeral.

ANDERSON, Edith Noel BUSH
1919-1998
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edith Noel Bush Anderson, 78, Arcadia, California, formerly of Clinton, died Saturday, June 23, 1998, at her home in California. Edith was born in Clinton on October 4, 1919, one of seven children born to Oscar and Marylee Bush. As a child she spent time with her brothers, sisters and local friends, tending to the farm and enjoying her favorite pastimes of town socials and barn dances. As a student at White School, a one-room schoolhouse near Clinton, Edith enjoyed the subjects of history, reading and geography. Upon graduation from high school, Edith attended Southwest Missouri State Teachers College where she studied home economics and general education. Finding wanderlust in her heart, Edith moved to San Diego, California, to live with her brother Joe, and took a job in a local downtown malt shop, on a move that would shape the rest of her life. While working in the malt shop, Edith would meet a handsome young sailor from Florida, Andy, her future husband. Edith and Andy enjoyed a whirlwind romance, which culminated in their marriage on March 1, 1940. First living in Honolulu, Hawaii, the young couple began their new life together. After the outbreak of WWII, she returned to the States where Georgann, their first child, was born in Clinton in 1942. Toward the end of WWII, their second child Dietra, was born in Washington, D.C., in 1944. Returning to San Diego, their third child Carl was born in 1952. Edith's life revolved around her children in San Diego where she participated in school, social and recreational activities. She enjoyed sewing and custom designing her daughters' clothing and their many dance recital costumes. Moving the family to Arcadia in 1961, Edith continued her involvement in community activities. Active in the Methodist Hospital Auxiliary for over 30 years, serving as president for two years, Edith enjoyed handcrafting boutique items for the hospital's fundraiser, the Holiday Homes Tour. Taking an active interest in her son's athletic endeavors, Edith volunteered many hours of her time at the baseball field, scorekeeping and serving up many a snow cone and pepperbelly. As her children married, Edith began to enjoy the arrival of her four grandchildren, Melissa, Erik, Aaron and Taylor. As the grandchildren grew, Edith took an active interest in their lives. Supporting all of their many varied endeavors, Nana loved having her grandchildren spend the night where together they played many games of Go Fish and baking chocolate chip cookies. Edith continued her community activities through her involvement in The Arcadia Business Association and the Arcadia Athletic Club, where she learned the game of badminton and pursued her love of bridge. In her later years, in addition to all of her many civic and family interest, Edith enjoyed traveling around the country, sightseeing the many beautiful sights with Andy. Mrs. Anderson is survived by her husband Virgil E. "Andy" Anderson of the home; one son, Carl Anderson, Arcadia, California; two daughters, Georganne Charlton, Arcadia, California, and Dietra Davis, Dorset, Vermont; one brother Frank Bush, Clinton; three sisters, Alma Haines and Mildred Barbour, both of San Diego, California, and Hazel Mills, Clinton; four grandchildren, Melissa Fox, Erik Anderson, Aaron Anderson and Taylor Anderson. Graveside services were held Monday, June 22, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ANDERSON, Edith Valentine STREIGHT
1902-1994
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Edith Valentine Anderson of Garden City was born February 14, 1902 in Urich, the daughter of Eathan Allen and Lavine (Chitwood) Streight. She departed this life Tuesday, May 17, 1994, at Golden Years Care Services, Harrisonville, at the age of 92 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Edith was united in marriage to M. A. "Jack" Anderson on Apr 8, 1922, in Blairstown. Edith was an elementary school techer until her retirement from Jefferson Park Elementary School in Clinton in 1970. She had also taught in Peculiar, Lee's Summit, and Hickman Mills schools, She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Garden City and the Missouri Retired Teachers Association. She was a 1960 graduate of Warrensburg Teachers College in Warrensburg. Edith had lived in Blairstown and Clinton before moving to Garden City in 1972. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, M. A., on January 23, 1962; three brothers, Willie, Teddy and Alley; and four sisters, Ora, Eula, Jewell, and Alice. She is survived by two sons, Billy Jack Anderson of Moore, Ok., and Barry L. Anderson of Rayville; three daughters, Betty Jo Wilson of Omaha, Ne., Marcia E. Mesler of Meridan. Ks., and Wanda J. Gill of Oklahoma City, Ok.; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Services were Friday, May 20, 1994 at the United Methodist Church in Garden City. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee.

ANDERSON, Edward
1876-1954
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thurs, Feb 4 1954 - Funeral services for Edward Anderson, Brownington, Mo., were conducted Feb. 2 at the Wilkinson Funeral Home. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, at Brownington. Edward Anderson was born near Gallatin, Mo., March 29, 1876, the son of Jacob H. and Nancy M. Anderson, spent most of his life in Missouri. On July 4, 1897, he married Mina Butler and to this union four children were born, three preceded him in death. To his marriage on Oct. 20, 1906, to Pearl Givett, seven children were born, two of whom are deceased. On March 29, 1935, he married Mrs. Cora Hood of Roscoe, Mo., who survives. For some time Mr. Anderson had been quite ill at his home in Brownington, with bronchial asthma, and on Jan 22 entered the Clinton General Hospital where death released him from his suffering at 5:30 am., Jan. 31, 1954. Mr. Anderson followed the railroad and mining profession and also engaged in farming. He is survived by his wife, Cora, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. T. C. Booth, Sr., and Mrs. Luther Milliard, Independence, Mo.; and Mrs. C. E. Daugherty, Clinton; three sons, Louis and Everett Anderson, Independence, Mo., and Arvel Anderson, Savannah, Mo; 14 grandchildren, 9 step-children, and 22 step-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

ANDERSON, Elbert Ray "Junk"
1927-1999
Harper Cemetery, Quincy, Hickory Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 11 1999 - Elbert Ray "Junk" Anderson, 71, Osceola, died Thursday, January 7, 1999, at his home. He was born April 17, 1927, in Kansas City. He retired from the Independence Power and Light. He is survived by his wife, Carolena of the home; two sons, Matthew Anderson of Goodyear, Arizona, and Troy Anderson of the home; two daughters, Suzannette Roark of Sugar Creek and Teresa Davis of Osceola; three brothers, Kenneth of Liberty, Francis of Kansas and Ronald Gene of Canton, Ohio; one sister, Betty Wilson, Brunswick, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, January 11, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola. Burial was in the Harper Cemetery, near Quincy.

ANDERSON, Elizabeth M. CRISS
1947-2001
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 9 2002 - Elizabeth M. Anderson, 54, Clinton, died Thursday, December 27, 2001, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. She is survived by her husband, Clarence, of the home; one daughter, Mary Jones, Clinton; one son-in-law, Gerald Jones, Clinton; four sons, Clarence Jr., Darrell, Kenneth and Steven Anderson, all of Clinton; three daughters-in-law, Vicky Anderson, June Anderson and Ginger Anderson; one sister, Sue Bradley, Brownington; three half-brothers, Ted Criss of Bolivar, Arthur Criss of Montrose; three half-sisters, Lora Jones, Clinton, Carolyn Criss, Clinton, and Melissa Criss, Sedalia; seven grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. She was the daughter of Theodore Criss and Dorothy Beatrice. She was a very loving and caring wife, mother and sister, never asking for anything form anyone, never complaining of her pains and health, always being there for the rest of the family. Her goal in life was to take care and raise her family, which she did with all her heart and soul. She was raised in the Brownington area and later moved to Clinton when she married September 4, 1963. She raised her five children and saw seven grandchildren brought into this world. Funeral services were held December 31, at the Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

ANDERSON, Emma A. MEANS
1875-1932
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Emma Anderson passed away at the Independence Sanitarium Thursday night of last week, with complications. She had been in the Independence Sanitarium for eight weeks, then a month ago had been able to move to the home of a daughter in Kansas City. Sunday previous to her death, she had to be taken back to the hospital. Mrs. Anderson would have been 58 years old January 20. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Means, and a sister to the late Mrs. Henry Westerman, she will be remembered by many here. She was married to Oscar Anderson who had a dray in Clinton. Six children were given to them, and these attended the Clinton schools. About 14 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson moved to Kansas City, and three years afterward he died. Mrs. Anderson had made her home with her daughters and sons since. One daughter passed away the week previous to Mr. Anderson's death, and left two children. These had been the joy of Mrs. Anderson's existence, and she had cared for them, and looked to their every want, as if they were one of her own, to whom she was ever a faithful and true mother. She leaves five daughters, Mesdames Warren, Frank Lemon, Pete Billingsley, and Carl Griswold, and a son Clarence, also a brother Morris Means, all of Kansas City. Services were held Sunday afternoon at the Maywood Baptist Church in Independence, of which she was a member, then the body was brought to Clinton where graveside services were conducted at Englewood.

ANDERSON, Esta Fern WESTBROOK
1926-2003
Yeager Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2003 - Esta Fern Anderson, 76, Lincoln, died Monday, March 3, 2003, at Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation. She was born July 27, 1926, at Atchison, Kansas, a daughter of Albert M. and May Fern (Brian) Westbrook. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone as a long distance operator. On June 1, 1946, in Kansas City, she married Thomas R. Anderson, who survives of the home. They lived in Kansas City before moving to Clinton in May 1958. In 1980, they moved to their present home in rural Benton County near the Lake of the Ozarks. She was cared for at the Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation center from June 20, 2000, until her death. She was a member of the Yeager Union Church, Lincoln. She was a Red Cross Gray Lady at the Clinton hospital for more than 14 years. She is also survived by one son, Larry Anderson of Stover; one brother, Maynard E. (Bud) Westbrook, East Orange, New Jersey, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandchild. Memorial services will be held Friday, March 7, at Yeager Union Church, rural Lincoln.

ANDERSON, Frederick
1840-1903
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 18 1903 - Fred Anderson died at his home in Clinton, Monday morning, April 13, at six o'clock. For a week he had suffered and all that loving hands could do to stay the destroyer was done but to no avail. Mr. Anderson was born in Kentucky June 22, 1840 and was married to Lizzie Dycus in 1864 in Tennessee and then moved to Clinton where he lived about 30 years. He joind the Christian church about 25 years ago. To them were born 10 children. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn him. Laid to rest in Englewood.

ANDERSON, George Redmond Jr.
1931-2012
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
George Redmond Anderson, Jr., 80, Liberty, Missouri died Saturday, January 7, 2012 at his home in Liberty. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Harrisonville. George was born February 14, 1931 near Freeman, MO, the son of George R. and Opal (Todd) Anderson. He was united in marriage to Jean Miller on July 1, 1950 in Harrisonville. George started working for Midland Brick & Tile in Harrisonville as a laborer and retired as sales manager for Midland Brick in Utica, MO. George and Jean moved to Urich, MO in 1978 and owned and operated the Town Tavern before moving to Liberty in 2002. George was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ernest and Bob. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean; three daughters, Elnora Anderson, Drexel, MO, Ginny Kennedy, Pleasant Valley, MO and Robin Flanigan and her husband, Tim, Liberty, MO; one sister, Doris Ingham, Urich, MO; one brother, Charles Anderson, Appleton City, MO; 5 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

ANDERSON, Helen Bernice SUFFAL
1926-2008
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2008 - Helen "Bernice" Anderson, 82 of Holden, Missouri passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. Helen Bernice Suffal was born September 26, 1926 in Amsterdam, Missouri, the daughter of William Henry Suffal and Hazel P. Arnold Suffal. She was united in marriage to Elmer L. Anderson on January 23, 1942 in Clinton. The couple made their home in Clinton prior to moving to Holden in 1960. Bernice was employed with Holden Coin-O-Matic Laundry for several years. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Holden and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary #5844. She enjoyed crocheting, making doll clothing and afghans, quilting and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Francis Brillhart of Kingsville and Helen "Jean" and Harmon McKnight of Holden; a son and his wife Mike and Joyce Anderson of Pleasant Hill; a sister Hazel Willene "Billie" Scrogham of Clinton; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband Elmer on July 18, 1980 and two sons, Robert Lee Anderson and Butch Anderson. Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Interment will follow in the Holden Cemetery.

ANDERSON, Hester A. "Hettie" WEBSTER
1851-1892
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 30 1892 - Mrs. Hettie Anderson died at her home near Norris of throat troubles. A husband and several children are left without a devoted wife and loving mother.

ANDERSON, Isaac N.
1862-1904
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 23 1904 - Isaac N. Anderson died Sunday, July 10, 1904 of a complication of diseases. Son of Jesse and Melinda Anderson, he was born in Lafayette County, Sept. 16, 1862. He moved near Delmar in 1899 and won many friends by his quiet, unobtrusive and upright manner. Professed faith in Christ when a young man and has been a tireless worker for his cause. He was elected deacon soon after moving his membership to Hopewell, then made an ordained elder. In 1892, he married Miss Mollie Colson; four children, two dying in infancy. Besides wife and children, he leaves a brother and several sisters to mourn his loss. Burial at Hopewell cemetery on July 12.

ANDERSON, Jack
1919-2004
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 12 2004 - Jack Anderson, 85, Clinton, died Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Graveside services will be Friday, November 12, at Englewood Cemetery, under the auspices of Clinton VFW Post 1894 with burial to follow. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan. He was a construction worker. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by two daughters, Norma Jean Burnett and husband Tom, Clinton, and Wanda McIntyre and husband Tom, Harrisonville; two sons David Anderson, Clinton and Daniel Anderson and wife Denise, Lincoln, California; two brothers Joseph Anderson, Roseburg, Oregon, and Robert Anderson and wife Berniece, Helena, Montana, two sisters Betty Jean Dangler and husband Bernie, Grand Junction, Colorado and Nettie Fauge and husband Herman, Gonzales, Louisiana, as well as 11 grandchildren.

ANDERSON, Jacob Isak
2003-2003
Oak Lawn Cemetery, Maysville, DeKalb Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 10 2003 - Jacob Isak Anderson, infant son of Benjamin Lee Anderson and Angelia Marie Rainey, died Saturday, November 8, 2003, at his home in Clinton. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 12, at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Maysville. He is survived by his parents; one sister Faith Elizabeth Rainey-Anderson; his paternal grandparents, Fred and Mary Anderson, all of the home; his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Heidi Pettit and husband Mark, Gallatin; paternal great-grandparents Gary and Trudy Noel, Cameron, and Bill Anderson, Nevada; great-great-grandparents, Norman and Sharon Rainey, Maysville, and Martha Fowler, Osborn. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ronald E. Rainey.

ANDERSON, James M.
1857-1944
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Taberville, St. Clair Co, MO
St. Clair County Pioneer, Dies - James M. Anderson, pioneer St. Clair county resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, at his home near Taberville, following a long period of declining health. The son of Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson, who were among the first settlers of that vicinity, he was born on the the old family homestead, a short distance southeast of Taberville, Oct. 19, 1756 (corr: 1857), and it was there that his entire life was spent. He was over 87 years old. Mr. Anderson was married to Laura Lemon (sic LEMMON) Jan. 3, 1896, and they were the parents of three children. Surviving relatives include his devoted wife, of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Harvey Prough, Stotesbury, MO., and Mrs. Frances Snider, Appleton City, one son, B.F. Anderson, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Potter, Appleton City, and Mrs. Josephine Aldridge, of near Taberville. He also leaves eighteen grandchildren. He was widely known in the community where his life was spent and had a very wide circle of friends and acquaintances, all of whom esteemed him highly for his many excellent qualities of citizenship. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, near his home. Burial was in the family lot in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. (Arrangements by Gwinn-Siders Funeral Home)

ANDERSON, Jasper McDonald
1845-1926
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. M. Anderson, one of the well known pioneer residents of Henry county, died at his home, near Blairstown, Tuesday morning, May 11th, of paralysis. He had been afflicted for some time, having been bedfast for the last six months, but despite his long illness and suffering, he never lost his patience he never complained of his lot. The deceased was 80 years, 11 months and 13 days old, having been born May 28, 1845. He was a son of Isaac and Eliza Anderson, natives of Tennessee, who came to Henry county in 1833 and settled in Big Creek township, on what is now the G. L. Park farm. It was on this farm that Jasper M. Anderson was born and grew to manhood. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in the Southern army, although he was but a mere youth at the time. At the age of 17 he participated in the battle of Lone Jack, and there received a gun shot wound in the left shoulder which disabled him for some time. As soon as he recovered from the wound, he rejoined his command and took part in a number of other engagements, including the battles of Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove and several minor skirmishes. He served under General Price, and was in Texas when the war closed. After the war, Mr. Anderson returned to his home in Henry county. In 1877 he was married to Miss Hester Webster, who departed this life in 1892. To this union six children were given, three of whom survive, Mrs. Walter Waugh, of Clinton, and Richard and Marshall of Blairstown. On Sept. 12, 1897, Mr. Anderson married Miss Bettie Cox, who has been a devoted companion and help mate. Mr. Anderson was a man of undoubted integrity, a good neighbor, an affectionate husband, and a loving father. His love for his family was made manifest in his every day life. He was always ready to minister to their wants. His home was truly a place of hospitality for everyone, a place where relatives and friends, both young and old, always delighted to be. At his request, the funeral services were conducted in his home, after which his body was laid in the Carpenter Cemetery. Also at his request, S. R. Sweeney acted as funeral director.

ANDERSON, John Franklin "Frankie"
1886-1887
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Daily Advocate, Clinton MO, Friday, Jun 10 1887 - A Double Affliction -- Death has again invaded the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson, residing on Washington street, depriving the bereaved parents of their little son Frankie, who recently contracted whooping cough which developed into brain fever, causing his death at 6 o'clock last evening, at the age of 1 year and two months. The death of little Frankie is more lamentable, following as it does, closely upon the death of his little sister, Bertha, whose burial took place two weeks ago. The remains were interred at Field's Creek at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon

ANDERSON, Joseph Hall "Joey"
1987-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2008 - Joseph H. Anderson, 21, Clinton, died Friday, Dec 12, 2008, in Clinton. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Latter Day Saints Church in Clinton. Burial will be in Windsor. Joey was born in Santa Rosa, California. He moved to Clinton six years ago. He worked as a cook for the Boss Cafe and later as a line worker for Schreiber Foods in Clinton. He is survived by his father Craig Anderson of Santa Rosa, California; his mother Kim Fagan and stepfather Lee of the home; one son Apollo Anderson of Clinton; two brothers,, Jacob Hall and Jordan Anderson of the home; three sisters, Tasha Anderson of California, Rachel Talbot and Hannah Talbot, both of the home, and his paternal grandmother Margaret Anderson of Santa Rosa, California.

ANDERSON, Katherine A.
abt 1911-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kathrine A. Anderson, 86, former resident of Clinton, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, in Seattle, Washington. She is survived by two daughters, Margret Alcion of Biloxi, Mississippi, and Frances Silkwood of Warsaw, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Private internment of ashes will follow cremation. Mrs. Anderson lived in Clinton for about 20 years.

ANDERSON, Katherine Lee CALLAWAY
1877-1957
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 1957 - Death Today Claims Mrs. Mason Anderson - Mrs. Mason Anderson, for many years an active member of Clinton's civic and political life, died at 6:42 a.m. today at Clinton General Hospital after a long illness. Services will be Friday at the First Baptist Church of which she was a member. Burial will be in the family lot in Englewood Cemetery. Katherine Lee Callaway Anderson was born June 8, 1877, at Waverly, Mo., the daughter of James and Susan Frances Edwards Callaway. She was brought to Henry County as an infant by her parents and her father was well-known in the county which he served as sheriff at one time. She became the wife of Mason Anderson, long-time clothing merchant of Clinton with a business on the East side of the square where Russell Brothers now is located. Mr. Anderson died in 1945. Mrs. Anderson maintained a keen interest in Democratic politics and when her husband died while serving as Clinton Township collector, she was named to that office and was re-elected each term until she retired from the position immediately before the last election. She also was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy as long as an active chapter was maintained here. Surviving her are two sons, Berry of Kansas City and Frank of Detroit; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A son, Mason Anderson Jr., preceded her in death.

ANDERSON, Leona Pearl SCOTT
1925-2013
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 14 2013 - Leona P. Anderson, 87, Clinton, died Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Country Club Care Center, Warrensburg. Leona was born July 7, 1925, in Higginsville, the daughter of John and Nell (Copenhaver) Scott. She was married to Clifford Anderson, who preceded her in death on March 1, 1991. She was a member of the Eagles and loved to play cards and was a member of several card clubs. She also loved to play bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clifford; her son Jackie Dale Anderson; two grandchildren, Nathan Anderson and Stacy Welch; one great-grandson Robert Cole Flint; an infant twin brother; two other brothers, Earl Scott and Gerald Scott, and one sister, Juanite Conrad. She is survived by her children, Gayle Nichols and husband Dale, and Freddie Anderson and wife Tina, all of Clinton, and Barbara Flint and husband Bob, Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren, Tim Anderson, Jaclyn Wilson, Vince Freemyer, Jennie Anderson, Brian Flint, Teri Hughes, Mark Nichols and Trisha Moore, and 19 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, February 11, at Parks Chapel Cemetery, Clinton.

ANDERSON, Levenia Ann POTTER
1905-1991
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Levenia Ann Anderson, 86, Westwood Nursing Home, died Monday, December 2, 1991 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, MO. - Levenia Ann Anderson was born in Marysville, Kansas, August 13, 1905, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Potter. When she was eight years old her family moved to Clinton. She attended the Holy Rosary Academy where she graduated from both 8th grade, high school and a commercial course. On December 18, 1937, she was united in marriage to Kenneth T. Anderson. A devoted couple, they spent much of their time traveling and moving to many different states due to his work. They retired to Springdale, Arkansas, in 1981, and were there until Mr. Anderson's death several years ago. Her health would not permit her to stay there alone so her nephew, Keith. brought her to Clinton and after a few months it was necessary to take her to Westwood Nursing Home. November 28 she entered Golden Valley Hospital where she passed away December 2, 1991. She leaves her sister, Cecelia Marie Henry, Clinton; her brother, Jack Potter of Tucson, Arizona, and several nieces and nephews. For 50 years of marriage she was a faithful help-mate to Kenneth. during these years his many illnesses found her being his most supportive nurse. Next to Kenneth, her parents, sister and brother were most important in her life. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 4, 1991, at the McLane Chapel. Englewood Cemetery. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ANDERSON, Lorene
1920-1993
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lorene Anderson passed away March 11, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 72 years. She was born at Calhoun on April 26, 1920, the daughter of Mike and Bertha Anderson. They moved to the Petersburg community when she was a child and she attended Little Grant School, where she graduated from the eighth grade. She later moved to Huntingdale where she lived for several years before moving to Clinton. Lorene was a seamstress for fifty years and was well-known for making many bridesmaid dresses. Lorene's sewing talents will be sadly missed by many customers and friends to whom she was dedicated. Lorene was preceded in death by her mother and father and one brother, Willie Anderson. Lorene is survived by one sister, Kathryn Stoneking of Merriam, Ks.; one sister-in-law, Ollie Anderson of Clinton; two nephews, Virgil Anderson and Bobbie Stoneking; three nieces, Shirley Flick, Barbara Chapman and Helen Garrett; four great nieces, three great nephews; two great-great-nieces; three great-great-nephews and a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Saturday, March 13, 1993. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

ANDERSON, Mary Patricia "Pat" MILLER
1945-2009
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mary Patricia "Pat" Anderson of Appleton City, Missouri (formerly of Archie, Missouri) passed peacefully at her home into the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 16, 2009 at her home surrounded by family. Pat was born in Butler, Missouri. She attended High School in Montrose, Missouri. Pat was a homemaker and occasionally worked outside of the home. She was an amazing person always putting others ahead of herself. She would go out of her way to offer assistance to those in need. Pat never knew a stranger and always had an extra place at her table for anyone who stopped by. She was an awesome cook and could fry anything. Pat never asked for or needed anything fancy and was happy with whatever she had. It was not unusual to see her at garage sales or auctions buying treasures. She was the epitome of “country girl” to all who knew her. Pat loved Elvis and had an enormous collection of rare Elvis memorabilia. She was thrilled to have made two trips to “Graceland”. Her sense of humor and ever positive demeanor was a role model to family and friends. Even to the end and through her terrible pain, when asked "How are you?", she would smile that beautiful smile that was only hers and answer "I’m fine!". She was dearly loved by all who knew her and leaves this world with a huge void. Pat joined the Church of God Holiness in Appleton City and was baptized in 2008 by Pastor John Scofield. We can only imagine Pat’s joy as she is dancing barefoot and is surrounded by His glory and hears the sweetest sound; voices of Angels, she is finally home. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Charles L. Anderson, Sr; two daughters, Angela J. Leismeister and Kelly A. Borgman of Harrisonville Missouri; one son Charles L. Anderson, Jr. and wife Dawn of Archie Missouri; four grandchildren, Clay, Hailey and Cody Anderson and Dalton Garrett Borgman; two brothers, Cliff Miller, Jr. and Patty of Napa, California and Bobby Dale Miller and wife Debbie of Collins, Missouri; two sisters, Chris Souza and husband Ron of Appleton City, Missouri and Elaine Moore and husband Mike of Urich, Missouri; her father, Clifford Miller, Sr. and wife Coralee of Rockville, Missouri; a brother-in-law Jr. Anderson and wife Jean of Urich, Missouri; a sister-in-law Doris Ingham of Urich, Missouri; and dearest friend Barbara Moore, Harrisonville, Missouri. Preceding her in death were her mother, Dorothy Mae Miller (2005), her sister Judith Ann Miller (1961), her son-in-law James G. Borgman (2008), brothers-in-law, Ernest Bearce and Robert E. Anderson, and dear friend, Edsol D. Moore (2005). Visitation will be Saturday, December 19, at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City with the service immediately thereafter. Graveside services will follow at White Oak Cemetery in Urich.

ANDERSON, Mary W. WEIDEMEYER
1878-1932
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Kit Anderson passed away February 11, at the Menorah hospital in Kansas City after a long illness. Mary W. Weidemeyer, daughter of those pioneer residents of Clinton, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Weidemeyer, was born and reared in the house on North Third street, where her sister, Mrs. John M. Williams now resides. She was educated in Baird college and mingled with the social elite of Clinton. She possessed beauty, not only of face, but of character. Had she not possessed other winning qualities, her singing would have captured all hearts, for her voice was a fine, clear soprano, and was often heard in the different churches, including the Cumberland Presbyterian and Episcopal. After she moved to Kansas City about 21 years ago, she kept up with her music until her health failed. She united in marriage with Kit Anderson of this city, who was in business here for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson lived in Lowry City a short time, then moved to Kansas City where he established a large, general store. Theirs was a happy union until his death February 19, 1930. Two sons were given them, Christopher and Frederick, both affluent business men in Kansas City. After moving to Kansas City, Mrs. Anderson united with the Grace Presbyterian church. Besides the two sons, she leaves four sisters: Mrs. James B. Gantt, Columbia; Mrs. John M. Williams, Clinton; Mrs. A. Z. Patterson, Kansas City, and Mrs. K. C. Snyder, Chanute, Kansas, also two brothers, John M. Weidemeyer, Santa Monica, Calif., and G. N. Weidemeyer, Prescott, Arizona. The body was brought to the Williams home on the Frisco Saturday and funeral services were conducted Sunday. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ANDERSON, Mason Sr.
1875-1945
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 1945 - Mason Anderson Dies - Clinton Township Collector is Victim of Heart Attack At Home Tuesday - Mason Anderson, a resident of Clinton since early manhood and present township collector, died suddenly at his home about 7:00 a.m. Tuesday May 15th of a heart attack. Mr. Anderson had been suffering from a deep cold that had greatly depleted him and Mrs. Anderson was distressed in the night Monday to hear him cough so continuously. He was up at the usual time Tuesday however and went to bathe, before breakfast as was his habit. He was so long however coming down stairs that Mrs. Anderson became alarmed and went upstairs where she found him at the side of the tub, life gone. Mason Anderson was born February 17, 1875, at Leesville, the son of Martha Bell and Christopher Anderson. He was reared in the community where his father was a general merchant and came to Clinton to the old Lamkin Academy for boys for his higher education. As a young man he went to work for Weidemeyer Clothing Company and later became a partner in that well known business with John Williams, finally buying out the Williams interests and changed the firm name to Anderson Clothing Co. which was an important business on the square until he went into the office of the County Clerk serving as deputy two terms under Ray Dooley. Of more recent years he was an assistant W.P.A. Director, Sedalia office, and in March of this year was elected to his second term as the Clinton Township Collector. He had also served as councilman several years, and was a member of the Elks Club. Mr. Anderson and Miss. Kathryn Callaway were married June 30, 1898 and established their home in Clinton. To them three sons were born, Mason Jr. to whom untimely death came in February of this year; Berry of Kansas City and Frank Anderson of Detroit, Mich., who survive to comfort their mother. There are also one grandson and one granddaughter living, Kit and Kay Anderson of Clinton. Mr. Anderson was a great Democrat., loyal to the party and always ready to be of service to his friends. He found a real stimulant in politics which was his hobby in connection with the growing of dahlias, and roses raised for many years in Clinton. He was a man of good humor and enjoyed fun and was ever a good visitor and maker of friends. Services on Thursday, Wilkinson Funeral Home.

ANDERSON, Melvin Glenn
1919-1993
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Melvin Glenn Anderson, 73, east Kansas City, formerly of Urich, died Tuesday, April 6, 1993 at Baptist Medical Center. Services will be Saturday at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Mr. Anderson was born in Urich and moved to the Kansas City area 35 years ago. He was a dock foreman for the Jack Cooper Transport Co. before he retired. He was a member of the Ararat Shrine Provost Club. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Richard S. Anderson of the home, and a granddaughter.

ANDERSON, Metta A.
1910-1992
Fairview Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Metta A. Anderson, 82, Holden, passed away Sunday, February 16, 1992, at Rest Haven Retirement Home in Independence. She was born in Holden January 22, 1910, the daughter of Anton G. and Louise (Osner) Anderson. She lived in Holden most of her life. She graduated from Holden High School in 1928 and from Central Missouri State University in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She attended the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado in 1952 and Kansas City Conservatory of Music at Kansas City. She taught school at Holden, Independence, Latour, and Pleasant Hill, retiring after 35 years. She organized and directed the Holden Choral Club in 1936 and continued until 1942. She became active in the Independence Music Club and served as chairman of the Junior Music Club of Independence. She organized the Holden Community Chorus in 1966 and directed it until 1975. She served as the Holden RLDS Church Music Director for 22 years and as the Music Director for the Central Missouri Stake of the RLDS Church for 7 years beginning in 1949. She taught private piano, organ and voice lessons since 1935 and had received the Outstanding Teacher Award given by the Holden Jaycees in 1966. She also received Woman of the Year Award from the Holden Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority in 1979. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Holden Congregation and the Fairview Cemetery Board for many years. She leaves one brother, Francis Anderson, Independence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 19, 1992, at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Holden. Burial was in Fairview RLDS Cemetery, Holden.

ANDERSON, Mildred June ELLIOTT
1928-1993
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred June Anderson was born June 19, 1928 in Roscoe to Elmer Elliott and Eva Lena Bird Elliott. She passed away March 21, 1993 at her home in Clinton. Mildred was a long time Kansas City, Kansas resident returning to the Lowry City area in 1962. She had been a Clinton resident since 1991. Mildred was united in marriage to Estille Eugene Anderson on February 14, 1945. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother, Joe Elliott, and two sisters, Hazel Kirk and an infant sister. Mildred is survived by two brothers, Elmer Elliott, Clinton, Cleo Elliott, Independence; three sisters, Ruby Dempsey, Clinton, Jennettia Baker, Clinton, and Annie Jones, Windsor; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 25, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Kidds Chapel Cemetery.

ANDERSON, Minnie L. KINDER
1888-1939
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Ben Anderson died at her home on Artesian Avenue near Martinville the evening of March 5, 1939, after being seriously ill a few days. She had not been well for some time. Minnie Kinder was born at Holden, March 4, 1888. Later she came with her parents to Clinton and February 17, 1907, she was married to Benjamin Anderson in Clinton. They lived in Kansas City until 1935, then returned to Clinton. To this union were given 14 children, of whom eight survive with the husband: Alfred, Joseph, Leonard, Clarence, Elmer, Daniel, Mary and Flora, all of the home. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Flora Kinder; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hood, Mrs. Raymond Smith and Miss Cora Kinder; and one brother, Clarence Kinder, all of Clinton. She was converted and united with the Reorganized Latter Day Saint Church in Kansas City. Out of town relatives attending the services included Mrs. Mary Ellsworth and Mrs. Nellie McKay, sisters of Mr. Anderson; the latter's brother Daniel Anderson, also Mr. and Mrs. Howard McKay, Harold and Mac Ellsworth, all of Kansas City. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Wilkinson Funeral Home. Burial at Englewood.

ANDERSON, Nancy Ann BRACE BROWN
1819-1896
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 11 1896 - Tuesday, February 4, 1896, Mrs. Nancy Anderson died at the residence of her brother, G. W. Slavens, in Bethlehem township, her troubled spirit finding peace and eternal haven with her Creator. Her mortality now lies 'neath the soughing boughs of Bethlehem cemetery. Hers was a strange mentality - a combination of eccentricity and wit that for a half century has been a theme to pioneer and native of Henry county. Sane, yet insane, in the little cabin back of the State Bank, in Clinton, for nearly fifty years she hath gone in and out alone, gaining her own livlihood until prevailed upon by her brother to spend the winter at his home. From what we can learn, she came with the Slavens family to this county from Ohio in the early forties. Married Rev. Andrew Brown, brother of Rev. Peter Brown. After a few years, she was divorced, the married Maj. Tom Anderson, a Virginian, who was a wood workman. By this union, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Eliza Burch. It is related that when Maj. Ashby was building the residence on what is now known as the Mound farm, she told him not to finish it, as it would be burned down. This somewhat alarmed Mr. Ashby. Later, one evening, she quietly stole from her husband and home and for 21 days, the citizens sough after her - dragging the wells, looking everywhere, but in vain. There were whisperings of foul play and Mr. Anderson was regarded with suspicion. Much to the gratification of all, she returned - as quietly as she had gone, saying the Lord had commanded her to fast for forty days and now she thought she'd come in. She said the searchers could a number of times have touched her while she was hiding in the Grand River bottoms. An inquiry was launched as to her sanity, Jesse W. Sharp, now living on the Sharp homestead, being one of the jurors. She was sent to the asylum and after two years, returned home, her husband having died in the meantime. She must have been between 80 and 90 years old.

ANDERSON, Nathan Clay
1977-2009
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 2009 - Nathan Clay Anderson, 32, Raymore, died Wednesday, November 11, 2009, in Lee's Summit. Nathan was born May 13, 1977, in Clinton to Freddie and Brenda Anderson. He attended Leesville R-9 School and graduated from Clinton Senior High in 1995. He was an active member of FFA and received numerous awards for his prize steer and other livestock events. After graduation, Nathan attended Hobart Welding Institute in troy, Ohio, where he became a certified welder. He also attended Longview Community College. He later was co-owner of VF Anderson Builders. At the time of his death, he owned Anderson Hardscapes. Nathan and Carrie Ann Long were united in marriage October 22, 2005. Two precious children blessed this marriage, Taralyn Nicole Anderson, age 9, and Hunter Dean Anderson, age 2. He was a hands-on daddy and his children adored him. Nathan took great pride in his work as is evident by many beautiful retaining walls and paver patios throughout Kansas and Missouri. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time on family farms. He was a great cook and loved to share a hearty meal at family gatherings. Nathan had an infectious smile and made friends with everyone he met. He was a Christian man who always went out of his way to help someone in need. He was a big, loving teddy bear of a man, with a heart of gold. His capacity to love was endless. Nathan is survived by his wife Carrie Anderson; daughter Taralyn, and son Hunter of the home; mother Brenda Anderson of Lee's Summit; father and stepmother Freddie and Tina Anderson of Clinton; brothers, Tim Anderson of Hawaii and Vince Freemyer of Peculiar; sisters, Jaclyn Anderson-Manohat of Lee's Summit, Stacy Welch of Belton, and Jennie Anderson of Clinton; maternal grandmother Norma Looker of Lee's Summit; maternal grandfather Roy Akers and wife Janet, Clinton; paternal grandmother Leona Anderson, Clinton, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews. Nathan will be deeply missed by all those who knew him and will forever be in our hearts. Funeral services were held November 14 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, followed by burial in Parks Chapel Cemetery, Clinton.

ANDERSON, Nellie Victoria SCOTT
1907-1992
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton MO - Nellie Victoria Scott Anderson, 85, Roeland Park, Kansas, died Aug. 8, 1992, at a hospital in Lawrence. Services will be Tuesday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, Mo., burial in Lowry City, Mo. Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson was born near Wisdom, Mo., and moved to this area in the early 1930's. She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ. Her husband, Helmer T. Anderson, died in 1972. Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Carol A. Moddrell, Lawrence, and Linda Del Greco, Roeland Park; a brother, Gilbert Scott, Osceola; a sister, Edna Witham, Clinton, Mo; and five grandchildren. (Nellie Victoria Scott - born: Feb 20 1907)

ANDERSON, Ollie I. WELCH
1905-1993
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ollie Welch Anderson, 88, daughter of George Merlin and Flora Anders Welch, was born September 10, 1905 at Post Oak, in Johnson County, and passed away at Golden Valley Hospital October 21, 1993. Ollie spent her childhood in the Post Oak and Shawnee Mound area. She joined the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church at an early age. She received her education at the Shawnee Mound School, graduating from the Shawnee High School in 1925. Ollie was united in marriage to Willie Austin Anderson, and to this union four children were born. Ollie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Willie, and a son, Harold Eddie, who died in infancy, a twin sister, Opal Brooks, also two other sisters, Ona Roberts, Ruby Vance, and a brother, George M. Welch, Jr. She is survived by a son, Virgil Anderson, and his wife, Winnie, of Clinton; two daughters, Helen Garrett, and her husband Jim of Holden, Barbara Chapman, and her husband Mickey of Clinton; two sisters, Bonnie Miller, Warrensburg, and Ethel Borchers, Sedalia; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Stoneking of Merriam, Ks., two grandsons, Terry Anderson, Elkton, and Tim Anderson, Clinton; three granddaughters, Kathy Shoemaker, Clinton, Pamela Garrett and Jamie Schlotzhauer of Harrisonville; five great-grandchildren, Lacey and Jessie Anderson, Sarah Shoemaker, of Clinton, Derik and Austin Schlotzhauer of Harrisonville; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Her home was always a favorite gathering place for children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Ollie will be remembered for her flowers. Her garden and house were always overflowing with beautiful flowers. She also did beautiful needlework and crocheting and will always be remembered by family and neighbors for her homemade bread, which she shared generously with all. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Sunday, October 24. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

ANDERSON, Ralph J.
1927-1996
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph J. Anderson, 69, Deepwater, died Monday evening, November 11, 1996, at his home. Mr. Anderson was born in Osceola. He lived in Weaubleau for many years before moving to Deepwater in 1986. He was an Army veteran. He is survived by Glenda Simms of Harrisonville, Cathy Braden of Collins, Johnnie Anderson of Stockton, Patty Collins of Collins; two sisters, Roberta Sinks of Odessa, and Jo Belle Huntington of Aurora, Colorado; five stepdaughters, Vickie Cumble of Lowry City, Becky Emert of Bashore, Ks., Linda Moore of Shawnee, Ks., Donna Duncan of Shawnee, Ks., Carolyn Kieffaber of LaCygne, Ks.; numerous grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 14 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Kidd's Chapel Cemetery, Lowry City.

ANDERSON, Robert A.
1928-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert A. Anderson, 68, Omaha, Nebraska, died Thursday morning, December 12, 1996, at his home there. The funeral will be at Christ the King Church in Omaha Saturday, December 14. Survivors include two daughters, Merry Peterson and husband Jim of Clinton, and Julie Brown and husband Jerry of Omaha; two sons, Rob Anderson and wife Elaine, and Jay Anderson and wife Gerri, all of Omaha; six grandchildren.

ANDERSON, Roy
1926-2017
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Roy Anderson, 90, of Raytown, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, MO., died Friday evening, March 17, 2017, at St. Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit, MO. He was born on July 9, 1926, in Wood River, Illinois, the son of Ed Anderson and Cora (Janes) Anderson. On November 15, 1947 he married Marilyn Jackson and she preceded him in death on December 7, 2000. Roy grew up in Windsor, MO, joining the United States Navy at the age of 17. He served during World War II, as a Navy Seaman 2nd Class. Mr. Anderson worked for South Western Bell Telephone Company as a switchman and a local office technician in Kansas City, MO., for 38 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the VFW Post 1829; Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 2; Elks Lodge 2804; American Legion Post 499; and Eagles Lodge 47. He was a member of Raytown Christian Church, Raytown. Survivors include his best friend, Judy Ward and her daughter Laura Sunday-Kreisel; 2 daughters, Sharon Tally and husband Jon, Lee's Summit; Beverly Orcutt and husband Mark, Bentonville, AR; 2 grandchildren, Troy Tally and wife Pam, Katy, TX; Ann Trader and husband Joshua, Lee's Summit.; 3 great-grandchildren, Paige and Madison Tally, both of Katy TX; Mark Trader, Lee's Summit.; 3 step-grandchildren, Jason Orcutt and wife Robyn, Montera, CA; Jeffrey Orcutt, Siloam Springs, AR; Ashley Orcutt, Grove City, OH; 2 brothers, Ray Anderson and wife Barbara, Virginia Beach, VA; Harold Anderson, Englewood, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 3 brothers, Tom Anderson, Ron Anderson, John Anderson; a sister, Mary Williams, his step-mother, Ruth (Funk) Anderson. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ANDERSON, Stella Mae "Betty" ELLIOTT
1921-1995
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Stella Mae Anderson, 74, 317 N. 6th Street, Clinton, died early Tuesday morning, November 28, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Survivors include one son, Larry Anderson of Clinton; three daughters, Linda Woolery of Sedalia, Sharon Finks of Sparta, Illinois, and Judy Anderson of Clinton; one brother, William Elliott of Clinton; one sister, Julie Woods of Nevada, Mo.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Sickman and Dunning Chapel Thursday, November 30. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

ANDERSON, Thomas Russell
1922-2003
Yeager Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 23 2003 - Thomas Russell Anderson, 80, Lincoln, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He was born on November 14, 1922, at Clare, Kansas, a son of Howard and Edith (Adams) Anderson. He grew up in the Gardner and Olathe, Kansas areas. In 1941, he was inducted into the United States Army Air Force, serving his country honorably during World War II as a B-24 Crew Chief. On June 1, 1946, in Kansas City, he married Esta Fern Westbrook, who died March 3, 2003. They lived in Kansas City before moving to Clinton in May 1958. He was a journeyman electrician at Kansas City Power and Light Company for 32 years, retiring in 1980 as a control room technician. He was a member of the Kansas City Power and Light Company Quarter Century Club. In 1980, they moved to their present home in rural Benton County near the Lake of the Ozarks. He was a member of the Yeager-Union Church of rural Lincoln where he served as an elder. He was a member of the American Legion Post at Clinton. Since 1975, he had been a volunteer firefighter for the Lake View Heights Fire Protection District, currently serving as president of the board. He was formerly a member of the Co-Mo Electric Board. He is survived by one son, Larry R. Anderson of Galion, Ohio, and two grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one grandchild and one sister. Memorial services will be Wednesday, June 25, at Yeager-Union Church, rural Lincoln. Burial will be in Yeager Cemetery, rural Lincoln, with military rites.

ANDERSON, Virgil Leo
1926-2007
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 30 2007 - Virgil L. Anderson died July 20,2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, after a battle with cancer. Virgil was born in Kansas City August 22, 1926, the eldest child of Willie Austin and Ollie Welch Anderson. When he was four-years-old, the family returned to Henry County where he lived his entire life, except for the time he spent serving his country in World War II. While stationed at Pier 92 in New York, he joined with the First Christian Church of New York City. Virgil was a lifetime member of the Clinton Elks Lodge. He was also a member of D.E.S.A. (Destroyer Escort Sailors Association). He was preceded in death by his parents; a baby brothers Harold Eddy Anderson, and a brother-in-law James Garrett. On August 11, 1950, Virgil and Winifred Dehn were united in marriage at Harrison, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife Winnie of the home; two sons, Terry Anderson and his wife Bonnie, Elkton, and Tim Anderson and his wife Trudy, Clinton; two grandchildren, Lacey and Jesse Anderson; two sisters, Helen Garrett of Holden and Barbara Chapman and her husband Mickey, Clinton; three nieces, Pam Lukenbill of Creighton, Jamie Scholtzhauser of Harrisonville and Kathy Shoemaker, Clinton; three great-nephews and a great-great-nephew; cousins and friends. Virgil proudly served his country in World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He served 19 months' active duty on the U.S.S. Gustafson, DE 182, seeing action in the Atlantic, Pacific and the Mediterranean and passing through the Panama Canal twice. The U.S.S. Gustafson was credited with single handedly sinking the German U-Boat 857 submarine, just 20 miles off the coast of Cape Cod in 1945. After active duty, he served 15 years in the inactive reserve and was put on 24-hour standby during the Korean Conflict. Virgil worked with his father in construction several years building many homes and buildings in Clinton and surrounding areas. Upon his father's retirement, Virgil became a mechanic-machinist, work he loved and took great pride in. His knowledge of American and foreign cars and machines was outstanding. If he couldn't find a needed part, he would make it. He was very proud he had helped his sons with their homes. He helped Terry and Bonnie design and build their home at Elkton and helped Tim and Trudy build a good-sized addition to their home. He enjoyed woodworking and making miniature cannons, sharing them with family and friends. Virgil and Winnie made several trips to different cities in the United States to attend annual reunions with shipmates from the U.S.S. Gustafson. He thoroughly enjoyed these reunions with the "Gus" family. Virgil and Winnie hosted the 2003 reunion at Branson. Memorial services were July 24, at Vansant Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ANDERSON, William Frederick
1891-1932
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, May 19 1932 - WILLIAM ANDERSON DEAD - William Frederick Anderson was born at Boonville, Mo., Cooper county, December 10, 1890, and departed this life at his home in Sweet Springs, Mo., April 14, 1932 having attained the age of 41 years, 4 months and 4 days. On July 4, 1910, he was united in marriage to Miss Cora Miller, in Clinton, Mo., who preceded him in death on November 25, 1913. August 12, 1919, he was again united in marriage to Miss Rosa May Cornelius. To this union five children were born, Teddie, Jessie, Ray, Chester, and James Edward, all of the home. Mr. Anderson had lived in Sweet Springs the past four years. He has been in ill health for several years, and the last few months he suffered constantly. He always bore his suffering with much patience. When he was nineteen years of age he confessed Christ and united with the M.E. church. In the last days of his suffering he reaffirmed his faith in his Christ and was ready to go when the summons came. He was a kind companion and a loving father. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Besides his companion and five children he leaves his mother of Becker, Mont., four brothers, Adam of Becker, Mont., Ernest of Wyo., John of St. Louis, and G.T. of Appleton City; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Owens of Wyo., and Mrs. Emma Bernard of Carthage. There are also a score of nieces and nephews and a host of friends who mourn his death. On Friday morning at 10:30, April 15, 1932, a short service was held at the home in Sweet Springs and the remains taken to the Bear Creek Methodist church near LaDue, Mo., where the funeral services were conducted. The body was then laid to rest in the Bear Creek cemetery to await the morning of the resurrection.

ANDERSON, Winifred Glee "Winnie" DEHN
1932-2012
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2012 - Winifred Glee Dehn was born May 29, 1932, in Springfield. At two days old she was adopted by Robert F. Dehn and Letha Mastin Dehn. She died August 24, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City. Winnie was a proud member of the CHS Class of 1949. She was united in marriage to Virgil Leo Anderson on August 11, 1950, and enjoyed nearly 57 years together until Virgil's passing in 2007. Almost all of their time together was spent in Huntingdale. To this union were born two sons, Terry and Tim. Winnie worked for several years as office manager for Lindstrom Hatcheries and later worked for United Telephone Co., first as an operator and later as a service representative, serving nearly 23 years. Winnie enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards, bingo and trips to Las Vegas. In later years, she and Virgil went yearly to his WWII Navy ship's reunion. These reunions took them all over the U.S. and gave them both much pleasure. Members of the Gustafson's crew came to Huntingdale to visit and they in turn went to visit crew members. These reunions were like seeing family. Surviving are Terry and Bonnie of Elkton, Tim and Trudy of Clinton; granddaughter, Lacey Phillips of Clinton and grandson, Jesse Anderson and Jennifer of Kansas City, KS; great-grandsons, Andrew, Leo and Nathan; sister-in-law, Helen Garrett of Holden, Barbara and Mickey Chapman of Calhoun; nieces, Pam Lukenbill of Creighton, Kathy Shoemaker of Calhoun and Jamie Hatfield of Harrisonville. Graveside services were held August 29 with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

ANDERSON, Zona Aileen PARKS
1922-2008
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2008 – Zona Aileen (Parks) Anderson, 85, Clinton, Missouri died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Zona was born on June 12, 1922, in Henry County to Clark and Elsie (Kimzey) Parks. She was married on August 1, 1940 to Fred Hardin Anderson who passed away in 1948. She worked for United Telephone (Sprint) for 35 years as an operator, bookkeeper and warehouse inventory supervisor before retiring in 1982. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Clinton; active in the Business & Professional Women's Group; was very involved at one time with the Golden Valley Hospital Auxillary and bowled with the Clinton Bowling League. Zona was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, Bill Sell and her brother-in-law Marion Zollicker. She is survived by three daughters; Gloria Sell of Clinton; Carol Fisher of Blue Springs and Joyce Turner and her husband Orin of Ozawkie, Kansas; three sisters: Francine Webb and her husband Irvin of Warsaw; Mary McLain and her husband Kenneth of Harrisonville and Irma Jean Zollicker of Clinton. Zona also leaves four grandchildren; Rodney Fisher of Blue springs; Patrick Brooks and his wife Susan of Lawrence, Kansas; Kelly Fangohr and her husband Lonnie of Oskaloosa, Kansas; Sydney Ballard and her husband David of Clinton and six great grandchildren; Mariah, MiKayla, Turner, Tom, Dawson and Kayde as well as several nieces and nephews who meant so much to her. Funeral Services will be Monday, April 28, 2008 at Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton, with burial to follow at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ANDREA, Dorothy Curiale JONES
1922-2005
East Slope Cemetery, Riverside, Platte Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 1 2005 - Dorothy Curiale Andrea left this world for a better one at the age of 83 years at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on February 1, 2005. Before entering the Clinton Care Center she made her home with a sister, Mary and Max Loyd of Clinton. Dorothy had learned of the grace of God later in life and He extended it to the end by not allowing her to suffer and linger with illness. She was born in Springfield, March 2, 1922, to Ira Lee Jones and Bertha Mae Jones. She was the third sibling out of what Dad later jokingly called "his dirty dozen". She was a WAC with the Women's Army Corps during World War II while six of her brothers served in defense of our country also, then and in years later. While spending many of her adult years away from her Missouri family she would borrow and send home presents at Christmas time for her parents and younger brothers and sisters. Moving back to the Kansas City area she would work at various companies which included BOP and Sherial Crystal. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Bertha Jones; a sister, Camilla and her husband, Lou Andrea. She is survived by three sisters, Lucille, Mary and Gwen; seven brothers, Lee, Leonard, Ira, Bob, Howard, Floyd and Jerry. All of these live in Missouri, except Lee of Port St. Lucie, Florida. she lovingly left many other relatives and friends who were sure she would expect to see again. Funeral services were held at the White Chapel Funeral Home, North Kansas City, on Friday, February 4. Burial was in the East Slope Cemetery, Riverside.

ANDREWS, Thomas H. & Wife
1861-1897
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 30 1897 - A few days ago, Tom Andrews, while digging coal on the Wm. Ming farm, died suddenly of heart disease. Mrs. Andrews, his wife, on last Wednesday, in company with her two children, started in a buggy to visit her brother, Wm. Terry. The horse became frightened and ran, throwing Mrs. Andrews out and from injuries received, she died about 11 o'clock leaving two little children to mourn the loss of a loving mother.

ANEWALT, Marguerite DECKER
abt 1905-1993
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Marguerite Anewalt, 88, died Tuesday, November 16, 1993 at Willow Lane nursing home in Butler. Graveside services will be Friday at Englewood.

ANGEL, David Ison
1964-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 28 2008 - David Ison Angel, 43, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. David was born June 3, 1964. He was the son of Frank and Anna Angel. David was a 1982 graduate of Lakeland High School. He lived in Deepwater until he moved to Harrisonville, where he married Roxie Ann Witcher on March 14, 1998. David helped Roxie raise five children and was rewarded with 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. David was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Anna Angel, and one brother Keith Earl Adee. He is survived by his wife Roxie of the home; five children, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Marion Angel and his wife, Dean Angel, Deepwater, John Angel and his wife of Brumblee, Albert Barton of Deepwater; one sister Kathy Stone and her husband Denver Stone, Deepwater; five nephews, Ricky and Richard Angel and Richard Bonner of Deepwater, Joe, Pete, Robbie Angel; three nieces, Jessica Stone of Deepwater, Tina Adee of Warrensburg and Checlee Angel of Brumblee, and a host of friends.

ANGEL, Geraldine CARDWELL
1941-2012
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2013 - Geraldine (Ma) Angel was born at home on September 14, 1941, to James Hulen Cardwell and Frances Louise Thompson Cardwell in Warsaw. On September 28, 1963, she was united in marriage to Marion Monroe Angel. To this union two sons, Ricky and Richard Angel, were born on July 17, 1964. On December 22, 2012, she died in the comfort of her home with family at her side. She grew up in the Warsaw area. She attended a one-room school house and then graduated from Warsaw High School. After high school, she met the love of her life and started a family. Her family was a very important part of her life. She had her own special way of getting family and friends together for the holidays and special events. She loved fishing, playing cards, being outdoors, pitching horseshoes, playing pool and loved to go dancing. Her family often went to her for advice. They always knew she would listen and steer them in the right direction. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Frances Cardwell; her brothers, Dickie Lee Cardwell and John Wayne Cardwell, and her nephew, Brian Cardwell. She is survived by her husband of the home, Marion Angel; sons, Ricky (Sherry) Angel of Deepwater and Richard (Carol) Angel, also of Deepwater; her brother, Carl Cardwell, Calhoun; two sisters, Diane Forth, Calhoun, and Kathy Sperry, Altamont, Illinois; her grandchildren, Stephanie Neuenschwander of Deepwater, Joedie Delozier, Nevada and Corey Angel both of Deepwater; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 27, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Deepwater Cemetery.

ANGLE, Edna Laverne THOMPSON
1922-2009
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 6 2009 - Edna "Laverne" Angle, 86, died on July 20, 2009, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. She was born September 3, 1922, to John Marshall and Edna Marie (Fann) Thompson. The oldest of six children, she grew up in Urich and moved to Kansas City following her graduation from high school. After a brief time with Hallmark Cards, she worked for several years at Pratt & Whitney, where she would roller skate throughout the huge plant to pick up time cards from the various divisions. In 1945, she married Robert S. Angle and they moved to the family farm west of Clinton where she lived for the rest of her life until entering Westwood Nursing Home in 2006, following her husband's death. Laverne was an active partner in the Angle farming operation and maintained the farm's complex accounting system which was developed in conjunction with the University of Missouri Extension Service. While she worked in the fields, she spent many a hot July day in a kitchen without air conditioning cooking for hay hands. Many young men who worked there talked for years about the good food served at the Angle table. Much of that food came from the pork, beef and vegetables that were raised on that farm. Laverne became an ardent and vocal advocate for the American farmer and she could speak knowledgeably and at length on the role of agriculture in the community. Laverne's diverse talents included cooking, flower arranging, quilting, oil painting and gardening. She had a flair for the creative and her paintings and quilts graced not only her own home, but those of her daughters and her friends. She was an avid reader and her acquired knowledge more than made up for the lack of the college degree she had wanted. She also loved to play golf and bridge and her competitive spirit made her a frequent and enthusiastic winner. She devoted many hours to community and civic activities. She was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, volunteered at the Henry County Museum, served as 4-H leader, sang in the church choir, was a loyal "Waggsack" member and belonged to DAR and the Clinton Study Club. She will perhaps be most remembered for her keen mind, her sense of humor and her fierce devotion to family. She was a surrogate mother in the summer to many young male cousins and nephews who were sent to spend the summer on the farm. She helped raise her sister's son by caring for him each summer after her sister died prematurely. One of her joys when both daughters were home was talking late in the night about books, poetry, politics, family history and anything else that came to mind. She delighted in her only grandchild Abby, and her great-grandchildren. She was often heard to remark that it was family that would always be there in times of joy and times of trouble and she lived by that tenet. She was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings; her husband Robert S. Angle; a daughter Jennifer Angle, and an infant son, Robert Fletcher. She is survived by her daughter Sherry Rein and her husband Marlin, Clinton; her granddaughter Abby Zavos and husband Chuck, and three great-grandchildren, Amara, Eli and Gram, all of Liberty; a sister Elizabeth Hoey, Marshall and a sister and brother-in-law Donna and bob Keener of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, on Friday, July 24. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

ANGLE, Jennifer Leigh
1963-2001
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 6 2001 - Jennifer Leigh Angle, the daughter of Robert and Laverne (Thompson) Angle, was born June 7, 1963, and died March 27, 2001, at the age of 37. She was a joyous child, who enjoyed life to the fullest. She romped with her pets, tagged with her dad and spent much time in her playhouse and a tree house with her cousin, Gary, who spent summers with her family. To her the farm was always "The Farm", as though it was the only one in the world and no other explanation was needed. School was meant to be pure entertainment. Books and books and books were pure pleasure. She loved music and all the arts, and accumulated a huge collection of tapes. She attended the University of Missouri for three years and when the opportunity arose to work for National Geographic she jumped at the chance. She had had enough background at MU to have some knowledge of photojournalism. So many of the photojournalists at Geographic were Missouri grads that they were referred to as the "Missouri Mafia". A whole new world was opened to her and she was thrilled at the chance to learn more. She wanted more knowledge of films, and asked to be allowed to attend Trinity College in D. C. The company agreed to pay her expenses and she attended night school for two semesters. The photographers she worked with became her good friends. She was soon promoted to senior film reviewer. When her health began to fail she moved to Kansas City to be closer to her family. After a year or two she moved to Clinton where her family could care for her. She is survived by her parents, Bob and Laverne Angle; a sister, Sherry Rein, and her husband, Marlin L. Rein; her niece, Abby Phillips and husband, Charles, and her most-loved great-niece and nephew, Amara and Eli Phillips, as well as many uncles aunts and cousins. She will be sadly missed. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, on Friday, March 30. Private interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ANGLE, John Richard
1863-1938
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Pioneer Resident Died - J. R. Angle, member of one of Henry County's oldest families, passed into eternity about 11:00 a.m. March 3, 1938, at his home, corner Allen and Washington. Although he had been in failing health about a year from a weak heart and complications he was able that morning to go into the living room for awhile, but suffered a fatal heart attack before he could return to bed. He was tenderly cared for during his last illness by his wife and her grandson, William Rhote Anderson, who is attending high school and was staying there to assist his grandmother. John Richard Angle, born November 12, 1863, in Pike County, came with his parents and family to Henry County in 1866 where they first settled a few miles northwest of Clinton, but later moved to the Mt. Carmel neighborhood where they became known among the biggest and most substantial farmers. As a young man, he was united in marriage to Miss Hallie Alexander, December 31, 1891, of the same neighborhood and she died many years ago. From this union the following children survive: Mrs. Hazel Angle Wise, Kansas City; John Angle, Bakersfield, Calif.; Raymond, Whittier, Calif., and unable to come because of the floods. May 5, 1915, he married Mrs. Martha J. Anderson, who survives, also his sisters, Mrs. Daisy Jeffreys, Hastings, Okla., Mrs. Arthur Dooley, Coffeyville, Kans., and brothers, George Angle, west Clinton and Solon K. Angle, Alberta, Canada; also grandchildren; Helen Louise and Viola Elaine Angle of Bakersfield, California, and Joyce Winifred, John Richard, and Wayne Angle of Vislia, Calif., and Raymond Wise of Fairfax, Okla. Also four stepsons, Rhote Anderson, west of town, Archie Anderson, Adrian, Mo., Arthur and Earl Anderson, both of California. After his marriage, Mr. Angle owned and operated for years the farm where Stith Cooper now lives, and where, in addition to numerous livestock and large grain farming, he kept an excellent orchard. After moving to Clinton 21 years ago, where they first lived on Artesian avenue, he became an extensive horticulturist and at his last home had a small orchard. So well did he keep in touch with this practice that he was considered an authority and was most generous with his advice. Mr. Angle kept interested in his community and its progress as well as the actives of those about him. He was fond of his home and enjoyed the visit last summer of his son and grandchildren from California, also that of his daughter and stepson, Arthur Anderson and wife, of Vallejo, Calif., the Sunday before his death. He was from a pioneer family, his father of sturdy German parentage and his mother of Kentucky lineage. He was long a member of the Presbyterian church, joining the Mt. Carmel church, but after coming to Clinton he attended the church here. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Clinton Presbyterian church. Burial in Englewood. Those attending from out-of-town were, Mrs. Hazel Wise, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Guenser, Leeton; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Crissman and daughter, Marie, Green Ridge, Eugene Colson, Schell City; Mrs. Daisy Jeffreys, Miss Mary Louise Angle, Sedalia; Leslie Angle and family, Dexter.

ANGLE, Margaret Emily "Emma" ELLEDGE
1864-1938
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Clinton Loses A Loved And Noble Character - Mrs. Emma Angle, Long a Part of Clinton's Life Passes - Her Character an Inspiration - Friendship Garden a Rare Monument - 74 Years Old - The angel of death closed the eyelids of Mrs. Emma Angle in the peaceful sleep of oblivion at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 6. And never could paradise be blest with a purer, more rarely beautiful spirit than hers, for her life had been crowned with the glory of goodness and the sweetness of peace, earned after long travel in life's difficult places - hard places that would have turned life bitter for many men and set their faces into the severe moulds of rebellion. But with her as all pure metal, tempering brought forth the finer quality and made her an instrument of godlike goodness, to help encourage, cheer and guide the many lives she touched. For more than 30 years she lived in the unpretentious little three room white house at 308 South Fifth street and in truth the world beat a path to her door, for she was a master needle woman. And women came to her from the homes of means and influence to have her fashion clothes for them and for their children, lovely garments such as she never wore or desired yet into each she put her most careful skill and cut and stitched it with the loving care that would have gone into the lovely clothes she would have made for the little daughter God had given her for just two brief years. Those who have known her best look back over a long vista of years to see the frocks for graduation, baccalaureate, first dances, garden parties, college "trousseaus," tailored suits, bridal satin, lingerie ... first maternity gowns - robes for those the grim reaper had cut down in the brilliant flush of youth or full, maturity and a great array of "just dresses," that meant her living. Yet with each gave a part of herself and to every patron sifted some of her brave philosophy of life. To her they returned, yes, for the garments she could create, but also for the sweet cheer, the homely good sense, the sound logic of her sage council, for she gave - gave always! To the hum of her worn, old machine she worked out her problems and those of many a patron - she schooled more than one girl for whom she sewed in the need for modesty and the nicety of good taste, she urged deference to parents and endorsed their experienced judgment. She was sympathetic with their problems and understood the aura that enveloped love's young dream. All her life was filled with doing good, helping others to find themselves, or unknit a weighty problem. And as years unrolled, the girls for whom she sewed who had scattered over many states would come back to see her, write her and send messages. Three generations of some families she had served with her needle and every person had a particular claim on her interest and loyalty. Margaret Emily Elledge was born near Paris, Edgar county, Illinois, August 5, 1864, the daughter of Isaac and Susan Bryan Elledge, a granddaughter of Margaret Perry, niece of the famous Commodore Perry. The Davidsons of Virginia were her maternal ancestors. At the age of two she came to Bates county, with her parents to the Elledge farm between Rich Hill and Butler. shortly after they came to henry county, near LaDue, where her father continued to farm. Of natural alert, quick mind and studious, she did well in school and when grown for some six years she taught in the LaDue, Mt. Carmel, Farmer's Institute an Elm Branch schools, all where she too had studied. And boys found favoritism in her heart though she was always strictly just and fair. She had more sympathy for them and felt they were often misunderstood and many a boy whom she taught in county schoolhouses, as a man, successful and brilliant, returned to visit her in her modest home and thank her for the important part she had had in shaping his career and attitudes in life. It was no unusual sight to see a boy sitting in a comfortable rocker, chatting eagerly with her as she worked, discussing his problems of importance. Many a job she has given them, many a wrinkle she has ironed out and all the boys, who had the privilege of knowing her, loved and respected her. May 5, 1892, she became the wife of Harve F. Angle, a farmer southwest of LaDue. One little daughter was born to them, Inez C., who 26 months later was taken back to her Maker. This grief was harrowing and when March 6, 1900, Mr. Angle too died, her cup of sorrow was full. Bank failures soon after taking most of her means, she had to turn to devising ways of making a living. Heartsick, discouraged, sorrow ladened, she came to Clinton and on North Washington street with Miss Clara Strickland, now Mrs. Tom Frazier of Chin Lee Ariz., went into the dressmaking business. Some 30 years ago she bought her present home on South Fifth street and save when Mrs. Neppie Williams was her partner sewed alone. She took tailoring in Kansas City and for years was noted for her finely finished ladies' suits, but as the weighted irons became harder to handle with accruing years she gave up such work and sewed on only lighter materials. When needing relaxation from the nervous strain of cutting, basting and fitting she went to her garden. There she raised fine vegetables, planting, hoeing, digging them, eating what she needed, canning or preserving what surplus there might be and sharing with her neighbors. out of her little she found so much to give. One of the beauties of her yard was her friendship garden, flowers, plants, bulbs, shrubs, creepers, rare, different or of some unusual color, were given her by other garden lovers and these she cherished and shared with others some going half way across the United States to be transplanted in rich mountain soils, artistic rock gardens or into milder climates where they became more luxuriantly beautiful. She had her finger on life's pulse as did few people and did not hold with the casual freedom of the modern world and its sophistication. She insisted small boys would be better off with a few spools, a box, a hammer and some nails to devise toys for themselves than with the elaborate toys that deadened every creative instinct. She told many a young mother to give her little girl a few bright prints, needle, thread and scissors and let her fashion a dress no matter how crude than to supply the elaborate trunks of perfect costumes that could be bought in any store and taught her daughter nothing. She believed in the old-fashioned virtues and lived by them and on her serene and gentle face rested the benediction of years spent in calm and peace - with enough work and health to make her independent, which ability she treasured and thanked a Divine Province that turned her fingers to productive work. Beautifully she lived, beautifully she died, unafraid of death though she knew he walked beside her long months. Firm in the tenets of Presbyterianism, her faith int he eternal never wavered and in peace she fell asleep for God to wake in His own tomorrow. Surviving Mrs. Angle are her sister, Mrs. Susie E. Hunter of Bates county, who had been with her most of the past month; Mrs. John Mayes and D. M. Elledge of Mountain Grove, Mo.; Mrs. John Kedigh of Mountain Home, Ark., and N. Elledge of Fontana, Calif., and others. She was also a sister of the late Mrs. D. V. Fellhauer of Clinton. Services will be Thursday (today) at the Consalus and Peck funeral home. Burial at Hopewell beside her husband and baby.

ANGLE, Robert Steele
1921-2006
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2006 - Robert Steele Angle, 85, died September 26, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born in Clinton on July 5, 1921, the older son of Clarence Clements and Beulah Marie Angle. He grew up on the family farm west of Clinton. He attended Missouri University for three years and left for a brief stint in the Marines. He married Edna Laverne Thompson in 1945 and over the years bought much of the family farm, a portion of which had been in the Angle family since the mid-1800s. If Bob's loves were family, hunting, MU and golf, farming was his passion. He received numerous county and state awards and recognitions from the Missouri University Extension Division, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Farm Bureau and other farming organizations. In 1970, he was featured in Successful Farming magazine's issue on crop planning. He was widely recognized as a farmer who kept up with the latest in both production and marketing. Age and failing health did not diminish his interest in farming and he maintained an active role in the farm operation until his death. He was also an active community member. He served as an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church. He was a member and later president of Davis R-12 School Board. He was a director at Charter Bank of Clinton, later of Boatman's Bank, and served on the advisory board at Clinton Union State Bank and Trust. He was a board member, then president, of the Henry County Farm Bureau. He was appointed to the Missouri Farm Bureau Livestock Advisory Board. He served on the Henry County Extension Council and the University of Missouri's Long Range Planning for Extension Committee in Columbia. He was named Farmer of the Year by the Soil and Water Conservation District. In 1981, he was appointed by the governor to serve on the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission. Bob was known by friends and family alike for his quiet, easygoing manner, his wonderful smile and his affable ways. He was unfailingly generous to those in need and would always help a friend or neighbor without being asked. His word was his bond and he trusted others to do the same. His land management philosophy, "We'd like to leave it better than we found it" applied far beyond the farm itself. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Jennifer; an infant son Robert Fletcher, and his brother William Milton "Jack" Angle. He is survived by his wife Laverne, of the home; his daughter, Sherry Rein and husband Marlin, Clinton; his granddaughter Abby Zavos and husband Chuck, and great-grandchildren, Amara and Eli, Liberty. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, on Friday, September 29. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ANGLE, Sarah Elizabeth FERGUSON
1832-1921
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Elizabeth S. Angle died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Dooley, on East Ohio street, at 2 a.m. Monday, with the infirmities of old age. She had been in poor health for some time and for some months had been tenderly cared for at the home of Mrs. Dooley. Elizabeth Ferguson was born Sept. 3, 1832, at Louisiana, Mo. She was united in marriage to John Angle Oct. 26, 1854. November, 1866 they moved to Henry county, northwest of Clinton. About 40 years ago they located west of town and here their children grew to manhood and womanhood. Mrs. Angle had lived in Clinton the past 10 years. Mr. Angle died in 1913. three children have also gone to Heaven. The living children are: Geo. N. Angle, living west of Clinton; Mrs. Arthur Dooley, East Ohio street; Solon E. Angle, Alberta, Canada; J. R. Angle, on Artesian avenue; Mrs. Daisy Jeffrey, Hastings, Okla. Deceased was a good Christian woman, having united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church in her youth. She was one of the good pioneer mothers, whose life showed the master's guidance and she raised her children according to His teachings, guiding their footsteps in the paths of righteousness. She was gentle and kind, doing everything within her power for neighbors, friends and her loved ones. Her life of unselfishness is one sweet to remember. The funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Dooley on East Ohio street, Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Englewood beside her husband.

ANGLE, William Milton "Jack"
1923-1985
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Times, Monday, Mar 11 1985 - William Milton "Jack" Angle 61, Clinton, died Saturday at the home. He was born in Henry County, MO, and lived in Butler and Troy Missouri before he moved to Clinton in 1980. Mr. Angle was a district conservationist for the U. S. Soil Conservation Service before he retired in 1980. He was a member of the Butler Presbyterian Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Barbara DeLozier Angle of the home; a son, Stephen W. Angle, Warrensburg, MO.; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Knorpp, Pleasant Hill, MO., and Mrs. Deborah Lester, Lee's Summit; his mother, Mrs. Beulah Angle, and a brother, Robert S. Angle, both of Clinton; and four grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton; burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ANGLIN, Earl Russell "Moe"
1919-1995
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Earl R. Anglin, 75, Osceola, died Tuesday, April 4, 1995, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mr. Anglin was born in Deepwater. He was a longtime Osceola resident and retired plumber. He was an Army veteran of World War Ii and was a member of VFW Post #4197. He is survived by one brother, Roy Anglin of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Gillespie of Clinton and Mrs. Nellie Shoemaker of Clinton; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, Arpil 7 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

ANKERSON, Bertha M. WINSELL
1910-2004
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 7 2004 - Bertha M. Ankerson, 93, Clinton, daughter of Robert and Bertha M. Spencer Winsell, was born December 21, 1910, in Litchfield, Illinois, and died at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, MO on May 5, 2004. Bertha was a homemaker. On July 28, 1933, she married Winston Jack Ankerson in Mason City, Iowa. He preceded her in death in November 1962. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by two sisters, Fern Price, Olathe, Kansas, and Lola Ellis, Albany, New York, and several nieces and nephews and dear friends. Bertha requested to be cremated and no services to be held.

ANNIS, Remona Fay DOWNEY WAHLER
1937-2015
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2015 - Remona Fay Annis, 77, Clinton, died at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Remona was born on March 7, 1937, to Carl T. Downey and Leena "Jackson" Downey in Kansas City. After high school, she had a few careers, including running a fishing resort with her deceased husband, Oscar Annis, Jr., in Arkansas for nearly 10 years, Tasty Bread Company, Avon, a school bus driver in the Liberty Missouri School District and Casey's General Store. Surviving Remona are two sons, Roger Wahler (Pam) of Maryland and Jay Annis (Rachelle) of Kansas City; one daughter, Rhonda Worley; 14 grandchildren, Jessica Aragon of Maryland, Justin (Kriselle) Aragon of California, Eric Wahler (Brandi) of Dalles, Oregon, David Wahler (Andrea) of LaGrande, Oregon, Jace Wahler (Amy) of Arkansas, Adam Wahler of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Lira Drewery (Justin) of Hurley, Brandie Noble (William), Shaunna, Robyn, Chelsea and Christopher Lindsay, Michael Worley and Kevin Lowe of Missouri; 25 great-grandchildren; one brother, Tom Downey (Hazel) of Moberly; three nieces, Tara Feugate of Colorado, Jennett Downey and Jennell (Chuck) Embree of Moberly; one nephew, Donald Fugate of Colorado, and numerous great nieces and nephews. Preceding Remona in death were her parents; husband, Oscar Annis Jr.; two children, John Wahler and Sheryl Handly; one sister, Marjorie Inez Clark, and one niece, Cheryl Ann Feugate. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 17, at Calvary Hall of First Baptist Church, Clinton.

ANSON, Curtis M. "Curt"
1956-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 12 2006 - Curtis M. "Curt" Anson, 50, Kansas City, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at his home. A celebration of life service was held Monday, June 12, at Muehlebach Funeral Home, Kansas City. Cremation. He was born January 19, 1956 in Lexington, to Bill and Mary (Brown) Anson. He worked as a registered respiratory therapist for St. Joseph Medical Center. He is survived by his wife Shelley Anson; son Matthew Anson; daughters Kristen and Sara Anson; his parents Bill and Mary Anson, and two brothers, Brad and Stuart Anson.

ANSON, Mary Alice BROWN
1930-2006
Higginsville City Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 19 2006 - Mary Alice Anson, 75, Clinton, died Friday, June 16, 2006, at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas. She was born in Higginsville, July 27, 1930, the daughter of Olin and Laverne (Young) Brown. She worked as a Mary Kay cosmetic consultant for 23 years. She moved to Clinton from Overland Park, Kansas in 1979. She married Billy G. Anson September 14, 1951. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son Curtis M. Anson. She is survived by her husband Bill G. Anson of the home; two sons, Brad Anson and wife Bobbie, Gardner, Kansas, and Stuart Anson and wife Jan, Lee's Summit, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Hoefer Chapel, Higginsville, Tuesday, June 20, with burial in City Cemetery, Higginsville.

ANSON, Vincil Garreth "Garry"
abt 1939-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 26 2008 - Vincil Garreth "Garry" Anson, 69, Calhoun, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at his daughter's home in Burns, Tennessee. He was cremated and a memorial service will take place at a later time in Missouri. Mr. Anson, a native of Truxton, was the son of the late Catherine Anson. He was a longtime self-employed farmer in his home state of Missouri. He served honorably in the United States Army in the Philippines during peacetime. Survivors include his wife Carlene Arens Anson of Calhoun; son Kevin Anson and wife Leslie, Jamestown; daughter Carla Sanders and husband Derric, Burns, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Brittany Bailie, Amanda Baillie, Kolby Anson and Hope Anson.

ANSPAUGH, Bobby Carl
1936-2013
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 7 2013 - Bobby Carl Anspaugh, 76, was born in Marceline on February 23, 1936, the son of Charles R. Anspaugh and Hazel E. Powell. He died Thursday, January 31, 2013, at his home in Clinton. Graveside services will be held Friday, February 8, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Bob was raised in the Brookfield area and he was the eighth out of 12 children. He married Dorothy Ilene Hines January 28, 1953. Bob retired from General Motors. His hobbies included playing the guitar and harmonica, riding motorcycles and racing go-carts. He had a love for fishing, hunting, NASCAR and spending time with family. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ilene Anspaugh, his parents, Charles R. Anspaugh, and wife, Hazel, brothers, Raymond C. Anspaugh, Donnie W. Anspaugh, Nelson Anspaugh and Ronald R. Anspaugh, and sister, Betty J. Parker. Bob is survived by his four sons, Jerry W. Anspaugh and wife, Lynette, James L. Anspaugh and wife, Betty, Jackie R. Anspaugh and wife, Debbie, Jesse D. Anspaugh and fiancee, Michelle Wood; surviving siblings, Virginia L. Allen, Norma L. Riddle, Marvin W. Anspaugh, Janette Hines, Beverly A. Milligan and Sharon K. Coram; nine grandchildren, as well as 19 great-grandchildren.

ANSPAUGH, Dorothy Ilene HINES
1936-2012
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 3 2012 - Dorothy Ilene Anspaugh, 76, Clinton, died on August 20, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood. Dorothy fought a long battle against cancer for several years. She was born August 8, 1936, in Marceline to William Albert Hines and Fannie Irene Forbes. On January 29, 1953, she married her soulmate Bobby Carl Anspaugh in Unionville. Dorothy and Bob lived in the area of Brookfield for several years. In 1965, they moved to the Clinton area where they finished raising their four boys and helped raise grandchildren. She worked for several years at the Clearfield Cheese Plant. Dorothy loved to spend time with her family and loved to go fishing. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, William Albert Hines and Fannie Irene Forbes. Surviving family are her husband, Bob C. Anspaugh; her children, Jerry W. Anspaugh and wife, Lynette, James L. Anspaugh and wife, Betty, Jackie R. Anspaugh and wife, Debbie, Jesse D. Anspaugh, and fiancee, Michelle Wood; Dorothy's brother, Charles Albert Hines and wife, Janette; her sister, Phyllis Joann Papke and husband, Peter; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held Thursday, August 23, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Clinton. Inurnment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ANSTINE, Alva G. "Shorty"
1912-2010
Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2010 - Alva G. "Shorty" Anstine died Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at Belton Research Hospital. Shorty was born October 7, 1912, in Kay County, Oklahoma, to Winferd S. Anstine and Elsie Bushnell. He moved to Missouri from Oklahoma in a covered wagon in 1917 and grew up in Henry County. In 1933 he married Erma Faye Dunham and two daughters were born to this union, Doris Dean and Anita Marie. Because he was such a "people person" and believed in hard work and honesty he was successful at whatever he did. He farmed in Henry and Cass County. He had a service station in Harrisonville that burned down in 1953. Following the burn out he sold cars, worked at the Chevrolet plant, drove a milk truck and became manager of a propane gas facility in Belton where he stayed until mandatory retirement at the age of 65. At the age of 60 he had purchased 40 acres in Raymore. He was back to his first love, the country and the farm. After his retirement he did custom work in the community, plowing and mowing in the spring and summer and moving snow in the winter. Day in and day out he was on his tractor or working with his cows. He didn't quit this work until the age of 95. In 2002 he married Evelyn (Neal) Gibb. Preceding him in death were his parents; his daughter Anita Chisam; granddaughter Cathy Harris; his brothers Earl and Kirk; his sisters, Marie McPherson and Lulu Beebe (just eight days ago) and a companion of 22 years Mary Zirbel. Surviving are his wife Evelyn of the home; daughter Doris Russell and husband Bob, Raymore; two brothers Leonard (Gerry), Blairstown, and Murlin (Mary), Windsor; half-sister Neoma Bailey, Big River, California; six grandchildren, Randy Russell, Panama City, Florida, Gary Russell, Niceville, Florida, Ricky Russell, Signal Mountain, Tennessee, Debbie Hurst and Cindy Wood, Raleigh, North Carolina, Brenda Ferguson, Riverside, California; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; 23 nieces and nephews and eight stepchildren, Donna Shelton, Deanna Leonard, Janice Mayfield, Bill Neal, Larry Neal, Debbie Enos, Brett Neal and Rose Mangles, and his "buddy" Pat Workman. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 13, at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore. Burial will be in Raymore Cemetery.

ANSTINE, Erma Faye DUNHAM
1914-2001
Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 16 2001 - Erma Faye Anstine died Thursday, November 15, 2001, at Raymore Health Care in Raymore. Services will be Sunday, November 18, at Cullen Funeral Home. Burial will be in Raymore Cemetery. She was born April 6, 1914, in Henry County, to Omer and Abby (Quillin) Dunham. She married Alva "Shorty" Anstine. She was a homemaker for many years and worked in food service for the Kansas City School Board for 14 years, most of that time at Southwest High School. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Anita Chisam, in March 1989, and her sister, Mayme Madox, in January 2000. She is survived by her daughter, Doris Russell and her husband, Bob, Raymore; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a special niece, Dorothy Jean Flippin of Harrisonville.

ANSTINE, Jacob Dwain
1991-1991
Wall Cemetery, Denton, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jacob Dwain Anstine, infant son of Rick and Marcia (Wall) Anstine, Blairstown, died Monday, July 29, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Surviving him is his parents; one brother, Jeremy, and one sister, Melanie, both of the home in Blairstown; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Gerry Anstine, Blairstown; maternal grandmother, Ruby Hardesty and maternal step-grandfather, Bob Hardesty, Warsaw; and many aunts, uncles and other relatives. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 1, 1991 at the Wall Cemetery near Blairstown.

ANSTINE, Leonard Calvin
1925-2016
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Leonard Calvin Anstine, 91 of Blairstown, Missouri was surrounded by his loving family as he entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Holden Manor. Leonard was born November 1, 1925 on the family farm near Clinton, Missouri, the son of Winferd Shoup and Amelia Gussie (Ebeling) Anstine. He was a hard working farmer who owned and operated his own dairy farm in Blairstown Mo for over 66 years. In the height of his career he milked over 250 cows twice a day. In his early years he trained mules for a local veterinarian, worked for the Crowe Coal Company and did custom harvesting and hay baling. Leonard enjoyed visiting around the table with his children and grandchildren the most. Survivors include his loving wife Geraldine (Burton) of 67 years; five sons: Dwight and wife Kristi of Holden; Stephen of Blairstown; Rick and wife Marcia of Holden, Scott and wife Jina of Chilhowee, and Bobby and wife Trina of Blairstown; 21 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, a great great grandson and his brother: Murlin Anstine and wife Mary Alice. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Earl “Whistle” Anstine, Kermit Anstine, and Alva “Shorty” Anstine; two sisters Marie (Anstine) McPherson and Lula (Anstine) Beebe and a grandson: Jacob Dwain Anstine. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, December 7th at Forward Community Church in Holden, with interment to follow in the Blairstown Cemetery.

ANTES, Marcius S.
1913-1994
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marcius S. Antes was born August 14, 1913 in Sedalia, the son of Marcius S. and Louise Breig Antes. He died Sunday, July 17, 1994, at his home in Urich at the age of 80. He was a lifelong resident of the state of Missouri. He was married to Jeanne Hodges in Independence. He worked as a ground school instructor for the TWA Airlines. He is survived by his wife Jeanne of the home; two sons, Mark Antes, North Kansas City and Steven Antes, Branson; three daughters, Melissa Antes, Urich, Nancy Lawson, Garden City, and Carol Bullard, Springfield, and six grandchildren, Gayle Lawson, Stacey Lawson, Lynsey Lawson, Chris Antes, Mark Antes and Elena Bullard. He was preceded in death by a daughter Marcia. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 20 at the First Assembly of God Church, Clinton. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery of Sedalia.

ANTHONY, Marian Iris "Babe" KING
1894-1973
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Dec 4 1973 - Rites were held Monday morning at the Blackman-Guardian Chapel, Kansas City, for Mrs. Marian K. Anthony, who died Friday at the home. She was born at Prathersville and had lived in Kansas City 55 years. She was a member of Unity on the Plaza and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Among those attending the services were Mrs. Albert Bratzler, Mr. and Mrs. Everleigh Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ed King, Clinton; and Mrs. Russell King and Robert King, Urich. She leaves a son, James Anthony, 3834 Anderson, a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Ann Curry, 9404 Myrtle; a brother, Jim Ed King, and a sister, Mrs. Grace Bratzler, both of Clinton, Mo., and five grandchildren.

ANTWILER, Donnel Ray
1933-1999
Fristoe Cemetery, Fristoe, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Donnel R. Antwiler will be held Saturday at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in the Fristoe Cemetery. (He was born September 9, 1933.) Mr. Antwiler died Tuesday, October 6, 1999, at his home in Warsaw. He is survived by his wife, Donna, of the home; one son, E. W. Antwiler of Kansas City; two daughters, Loretta Nichols of Westwood, Kansas and Louise Antwiler of Kansas City; four grandchildren; his stepmother, Charlene Antwiler of Calhoun; six brothers, Charles Antwiler of Marshall, Darrel Antwiler of Kansas City, Kansas, Roy Antwiler, Johnny Lee Antwiler and Timothy Antwiler, all of Calhoun, and Ronnie Antwiler of Independence; three sister, Wanda Antwiler of Leesville, Faye Antwiler of Kansas City, Kansas, and Anita Harrelson of Calhoun; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

ANTWILER, Lemuel Everett "L. E."
1900-1991
Fristoe Cemetery, Fristoe, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - L. E. Antwiler, 91. was born in Fristoe on June 22, 1900, the son of Edward and Mary F. Breshears Antwiler, and passed away Friday morning, November 15, 1991 at the Lincoln Nursing Home. He grew up in the Fristoe community and on September 8, 1918 he was united in marriage to Addie Jenkins. They made their home on a farm in the Fristoe community and unto this union seven children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife, Addie, on November 9, 1981 and by four children, Marie and Charles Elbert, who both died in infancy, Leland Ray in 1949 and Hester Truitt Linder in 1964. For many years. Mr. Antwiler was employed by the R-9 School District as a bus driver. He was a member of the Fristoe Baptist Church. He is survived by one son, Ernest Antwiler of Warsaw; two daughters. Rosemary Walthall of Lincoln, and Dorothy Breshears of Raytown; five grandchildren, Herb Truitt of Sedalia, Bobby Lee Truitt of Knoxville, Tennessee, Shirley Muggli, Miles City, Montana, Robert Allen Breshears, Raytown, and Eddie Antwiler, Warsaw; 6 great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends, who along with his devoted family will sadly miss his presence. Last rites for L. E. Antwiler were held at Reser Funeral Chapel on Monday, November 18, 1991. Burial was in Fristoe Cemetery.

ANTWILER, Roy Lawrence
1946-2005
Fristoe Cemetery, Fristoe, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 6 2005 - Roy Lawrence Antwiler, 59, Calhoun, died Sunday, December 4, 2005. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 8, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Fristoe Cemetery. He was born March 28, 1946, in Leesville, son of Johnny and Golda Downs Antwiler. He married Dianna Ripley. He was a member of the Midwest Racing Pigeon Club. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife Dianna; one daughter Dana M. Hall and husband David; three sisters, Wanda Antwiler, Faye Antwiler, Anita Harrelson; five brothers, Charles Antwiler, Darrell Antwiler, Ronnie Antwiler, Johnny Lee Antwiler, Tim Antwiler; three grandchildren, plus numerous other family members.

ANZALONE, Vincent Edward "Flower"
1927-2003
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 22 2003 - Vincent Edward (Flower) Anzalone was born February 10, 1927, at Kansas City and ended this life's journey October 4, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg at the age of 76 years, seven months and 24 days. The son of Paul and Frances Brancato Anzalone, he grew up in Sacramento, California, in the home of his grandparents, Joseph and Jennie Brancato. As a member of this family, he was privileged to have an uncle and two cousins close to his own age. Sammy Brancato and Joann and Florence Santora were like brother and sisters to him and that is what he considered then all the rest of his life. When Vincent was 18-years-old, World War II was raging so he answered his country's call, serving in Japan as a member of the Army-Air Force. Upon his return to America, he came back to Missouri and learned the shoe cobbler trade from his father, who was a master shoe cobbler. He later switched to the City Market and then to Milgram (later Wetterau) where he stayed for well over 45 years, becoming the employee with the longest tenure in the history of Milgram-Wetterau. On July 16, 1961, at the Deepwater Baptist Church, Vincent married June Bailey and forever after her "Flower". Their happiness was enriched when exactly six and a half years later on January 16, 1968, they were blessed with a son, Vincent Alan. God continued to show his goodness by blessing them with their second son, Scott Edward, on May 15, 1970. Flower was a devoted family man, who spent his time with his sons, never missing a school or church program. Halloween meant not only the kids dressing up and going out trick or treating, but their parents as well. Christmas meant Dad donning his Santa suit and heading for school where he brought candy, cookies and ice cream for kindergarten through sixth grade. Flower was big-hearted to a fault. He could never sit down to a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner unless he knew there was not a hungry home in Deepwater. This generosity was still foremost in his life in his last weeks. He needed shoes bad, so I splurged to get him a very expensive pair. On a visit a few days later, he still had the old ratty ones on. Another patient came up with beautiful new shoes and told him how much warmer his feet were and thanked him. Flower, in his usual evasive way, tried to change the subject, but it was perfectly clear. He had given away his expensive new shoes to someone he thought needed them worse than him. Flower was a Christian, choosing to take his children to church, not send them. He had held the office of trustee, Sunday School superintendent, Sunday School secretary, Sunday School teacher, head usher and deacon at the First Baptist Church at Deepwater. A survey of Flower's live would not be complete without mentioning his world-famous meatballs. This recipe came over the ocean with his grandmother. It's main ingredient was love, seasoned well with patience. Those friends fortunate enough to receive this gift probably did not realize that Flower had spent 14 to 16 hours preparing them so that they would be just right and truly a gift from the heart. Flower enjoyed life and people and fun. The last few years of his life were spent in agonizing pain, yet he could give those around him a lift from his unbreakable spirit and total trust in the Lord. Flower died peacefully in his sleep as he slept the dream of the innocent and awakened in the sweet presence of Jesus with absolutely no pain. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 42 years, June; his beloved sons, Alan and Scott; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bennie and Laverne Bailey of Excelsior Springs and Bill and Ruby Bailey of Clinton; his uncle, whom he considered to be a brother, Sammy and wife, Mary Brancato, Tucker, Georgia; his cousin considered to be his sister, Florence and husband Andy Scarabello, Fresno, California. His other dear cousin, Joann Waldron, preceded him in death. He had a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews and they returned that care and concern as shown by the great distance some of them have come to pay their respects to him. Flower's fame was his family. His fortune was his friends. And he only wanted to be the best Christian he could be. And that my friends is the secret of what makes a happy life. Final services were October 7 at First Baptist Church, Deepwater. The funeral procession was led to Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington by very good friend, Major Rob Hills, Henry County deputy sheriff. There Flower was laid to rest amongst family and friends. Flower was very proud to be a long standing member of VFW Post 1894 and his comrades conducted a beautiful last tribute to their fallen comrade.

APPLEGARTH, Ralph
1923-1994
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph Applegarth, son of Rufus O. and Lena C. Overton Applegarth, was born on May 30, 1923, in Washington, Kansas, and passed away Tuesday, August 30, 1994, at his home in Clinton. He moved to Henry County at an early age. He worked for Wiley's Cafe and Uchie's Cafe for 28 years before he retired. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and four sisters. He is survived by two sisters, Lois Cranmer of Clinton and Mary Anderson of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Graveside services were held on Friday, September 2, at LaDue Cemetery.

ARCHER, Howard Wilson "Red" Sr.
1912-1986
Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Times, Thursday, Nov 6 1986 - Howard Wilson "Red" Archer, Sr., 73, Raymore in Cass County, a former business owner, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Health Center. Mr. Archer had owned and operated the Soil Service Co. in Kansas City since 1935. He also owned and operated the Archer Minnow Hatcheries, near the Lake of the Ozarks and at Stover, MO. He was a lifetime area resident. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Naomi Slade Archer of the home; a son, Howard W. Archer Jr., a brother, Russell Archer, and a sister, Mrs. Thelma Archer O'Meara, all of Kansas City; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at the Park Lawn Chapel, burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City. (Note: b: Nov 28 1912, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO - d: Nov 5 1986, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO)

ARCHER, James A. "Tom"
1942-1996
Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James A. "Tom" Archer, 54, Independence, died Wednesday, December 11, at his home. He was born On June 4, 1942, in Blairstown, the son of Clyde and Dorothy Kean Archer. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Archer; one son, Michael Dismang; two brothers, Richard Archer and Kenneth Archer; one sister, Ruth Ann Beckley; five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dortha Hancock. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 14, at Charter Funerals/Earp and Sons Chapel, Kansas City. Burial will be at Brooking Cemetery in Raytown.

ARCHER, John D. Sr.
1911-1963
Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Times, Monday, Sep 2 1963 - John D. Archer, Sr., 52, of 6311 Woodland, died last night at he home. He was born in Russell, Kansas, and lived here 40 years. He was the owner of Archer's Nursery at the home address. Surviving are two sons, John D. Archer and Paul W. Archer, both of 2445 South Twelfth Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas; a daughter, Mrs. Sharon Ellis, 2432 South Twelfth Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas; two brothers Russell Archer, 1416 East 108th, and Howard W. Archer, Stover, MO.; a sister, Mrs. Thelma O'Meara, 728 East Seventy-second Terrace, and six grandchildren. (Note: b: Jan 20 1911, Russell, Ellis Co, KS - d: Sep 1 1963, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO)

ARCHER, Joseph D.
1881-1930
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Monday Dec 8 1930 - Killed in a car wreck, Adrian, Bates, MO. - Archer, Joseph D., age 49 years, passed away December 7. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Zetta Julian Archer, of the home; 3 sons, Howard Archer and Russell Paul Archer of the home, John Archer, 6321 Woodland Avenue; 1 daughter, Thelma Elizabeth Archer, of the home, and 3 brothers, Roy L. Archer and Harry Archer of the home, and Harve Archer of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Watson, of Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Carrie McCowan, Lake Charles, LA. Funeral services will be held at Mrs. C. L. Forster's Funeral Home, Wednesday. Burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. (Note: b: Jan 9 1881, Indianapolis, IN - d: Dec 7 1930, Adrian, Bates Co, MO - husband of Zetta Bell Julian Archer)

ARCHER, Myrtle "Lucy"
1922-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Myrtle "Lucy" Archer, 75, Holden, died Saturday, March 8, at Holden Care Manor. She lived in Warsaw and Belton before moving to Holden in 1980. She owned and operated Archers Grocery and Bait Shop in Warsaw at one time, and Lucy's Lunch at Belton. She leaves a son and a daughter. Services were Tuesday in Holden. Memorials are suggested to the Hope Coalition in that city.

ARCHER, Russell Paul
1918-1997
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, Tuesday, July 22 1997 - Russell Paul Archer, 79, Kansas City, MO. passed away Monday, July 21, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be July 23, at McGilley Funeral Home; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery South. Mr. Archer was born in Kansas City, on April 4, 1918. He was a Baptist. Russell joined his brother, the late Howard Archer, Sr. at Soil Service Co. after serving in the Army during WW 11. Russell was active over 50 years in designing and maintaining lawns and gardens in the Kansas City area. He was a member of the Masons, Scottish Rite Shrine, Western and American Association of Nurserymen, Kansas City Nurserymen Association and Central Plains Turf Foundation before he retired in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Archer, of the home; a daughter, Sandra Donohue, of Peculiar, MO.; a son Don Archer, of Lee's Summit, MO.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

ARCHER, Zetta Belle JULIAN
1885-1942
Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Sunday, Nov 22 1942 - Mrs. Zetta Belle (Julian) Archer - Widow of landscape Architect in Kansas City, Thirty Years. Mrs. Zetta Bell (Julian) Archer, 57 years old, died yesterday at her home, 6632 Virginia Avenue. She had lived in Kansas City thirty years and was the widow of Joseph D. Archer, landscape architect, who died in 1930. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Thelma O'Meara of the home; three sons, Howard W. Archer, 7111 Harrison Street, John Archer, 6311 Woodland Avenue and Pvt. Russell Archer, Ft. Belvoir, VA.; two sisters, Miss Ethel Julian, Aurora, Ore., and Mrs. Lona McFadden, San Francisco, and a brother Willis Julian, Clinton, MO. (Note: b: Leesville, Henry Co, MO - d: Nov 21 1942, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO. Her children were John, Howard, Thelma, Russell, Archer)

ARDUSER, Chris Robert
1947-2000
Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 20 2000 - Chris Arduser, 53, Osceola, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at his home. He was an ironworker for 24 years, retiring in 1990. He is survived by his father, Junior c. Arduser, and his sister, Mrs. Becky Moore, both of Osceola. Services will be Wednesday at Bear Creek United Methodist Church near Osceola, with burial at the Bear Creek Cemetery.

ARDUSER, Dell Henry
1926-2002
Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2002 - Dell H. Arduser, 76, Osceola, a retired ironworker, died Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 9, at the Osceola Community Church. Cremation.

ARDUSER, Junior Chris
1924-2011
Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2011 - Junior Chris Arduser, son of Mathias and Edna (Whipple) Arduser, was born January 6, 1924, at home in rural Belden, Nebraska, and died on Friday, July 8, 2011, at the age of 87. Out of high school, Junior joined the Army Air Corps in order to fulfill his desire to serve his country in WWII. At the end of his service, he moved to Missouri where he met and married Barbara (Nickel) and had two children, Chris Robert and Becky Ann. Shortly after beginning their family, they moved to Kansas City where he worked as a guard at the Ford Motor Company. Later, he joined the Ironworkers Local 10 which he subsequently retired from and went back to his original love of farming. In the last nine years of his life, he was blessed with the love of his second wife June (Keeton) Arduser. He is survived by his wife June Arduser of the home; one daughter Becky (Robert) Moore of Osceola; grandson Kylan (Antonia) Moore, and great-granddaughters, Leila, Mattia and Evelyn Moore of Lee's Summit; two stepsons, Ron (Chris) Williams of Springfield and Don Williams of Clinton. He is preceded in death by his parents Mathias and Edna Arduser; wife Barbara (Nickel) Arduser; four brothers, John Arduser of Nebraska, Robert, Dell, and Dale Arduser, all of Osceola; one sister Betty (Arduser) Liewer of Osmond, Nebraska; son Chris Robert Arduser of Osceola, and granddaughter Tara Radel Moore-Biesemeyer of Osceola. Funeral services were held Monday, July 11. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery.

ARDUSER, Robert Edwin
1920-1996
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Edwin Arduser was born October 10, 1920 in Belden, Nebraska, to Mathias E. and Edna Belle Whipple Arduser. He died December 24, 1996, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Robert graduated from Pierce High School in Pierce, Nebraska in 1937. After graduation he attended college prep courses and farmed. On August 28, 1942, Robert enlisted in the Army and served nearly four years. While in the Army his family moved from Nebraska to the farm on Weaubleau Creek in Osceola. After returning from the Army, Robert farmed with his family out on Weaubleau Creek until he went to work for the Iron Workers in Kansas City from 1952 through 1964. While working on the farm Robert played city baseball in Osceola. On December 6, 1958, Robert was united in marriage to Theresa Margerite Prike. They raised four children. He went to work with the Post Office as a rural carrier in 1964 and retired in April of 1988. While his children were growing up Robert was active in the PTA and Little League, Babe Ruth and girls softball. He served on the board of the church building committee, he was a member of the Ironworkers Local #10 for 12 years, a member of the Optimist Club, was a city alderman, a member of the VFW, a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and an active member of the morning coffee group. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid duck hunter and fisherman. He especially enjoyed playing golf, playing bridge, watching the Kansas City Royals baseball team, the University of Nebraska and Kansas City Chiefs football teams. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Mathias E. Arduser and Edna B. Arduser; two brothers, John Weldon Arduser and Dale Leroy Arduser and twin siblings in infancy. He is survived by his wife Theresa of the home; a son Robert Frank Arduser of Walker; a daughter Cassandra (Casey) Marie McCauley of Brandywine; a son Edwin Matthias Arduser of Raytown; a son Mark Douglas Arduser of Osceola; seven grandchildren, Robert Dale Arduser, Stephen Mark Arduser, Melonie Marie Arduser, Jessica Roxanne Arduser, Shane Mathias McCauley, Chelsea Lea McCauley and Matthias Christian Arduser; one great-grandchild, Logan Tyler Arduser; one sister Betty Liewer of Osmond, Nebraska; two brothers, J. C. Arduser and Dell Arduser, both of Osceola; many cousins nephews, nieces and a host of friends. Funeral services were Sunday, December 29, at the Grace United Methodist Church. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

ARENS, Appolonia "Abbie"
1895-1907
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Abbie Arens, about seven years old, daughter of Nick F. Arens and wife, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery at Montrose. Mrs. Arens has also been in poor health and the family has the heartfelt sympahty of the entire community.

ARENS, Clement Edwin "Clem"
1917-2006
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 16 2006 - Clement (Clem) Edwin Arens died November 4, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital. Clem was born January 29, 1917, at Montrose, the son of Nicholas Francis and Anna Hentges Arens. He was educated in the Montrose schools, graduating in 1935. After graduation he worked for the Montrose elevator for a short time, then he moved to Clinton to live with his sister and brother-in-law, Angeline and Joe Price. He worked as a plumber in the construction trades. He joined the Clinton unit of the National Guard and on November 1, 1939, Clem's unit was called to active duty as the war clouds of WWII loomed ahead. He trained at Camp Cooke, California, and Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in mechanized field artillery before going to England to be a part of the D-Day Invasion. He was in the 6th Armored Division under General Patton in France where he won the Bronze Star for meritorious action under enemy fire. After WWII Clem went to work for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, where he became an expert in the ocean tides. He set up all of the tidal benchmarks off the east coast of the United States and after the Great Alaskan Earthquake, he reset all of the tidal benchmarks around the entire Alaskan Coast. Clem was united in marriage to Annie Smith, an Army nurse he met during WWII, and they made their home in Springfield, Virginia. Annie preceded him in death in July 1999. Upon her death, Clem decided to move back to Clinton, purchasing a new home and continued to enjoy his retirement until he suffered a stroke. At this time he moved to Glendale Gardens where he happily raised the flag, fed the birds and brought in the mail every day. After his health failed, he moved to Windsor Healthcare where he lived until he was hospitalized. Clem will be remembered for his gentlemanly manners, his ready smile and politeness to everyone. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Survivors are four nieces, Elaine Rose, Phoenix, Arizona, Elinor Rotert, Flagstaff, Arizona, Betty Dudley, Montrose, Linda Price, Clinton, and one nephew, Jim Price and wife Eula Fern, Clinton. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 8, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ARENS, Elizabeth Florence
1910-1998
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elizabeth F. Arens, 87, Kansas City, died Wednesday, February 4, 1998, at St. Joseph Medical Center. Memorial mass will be Friday, February 13, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose. She was born May 14, 1910, in Montrose. She was a Kansas City area resident most of her life after moving there from Montrose. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lenora Swaters, Frances Armstrong and Angeline Price. Survivors include one brother Clem Arens, Springfield, Virginia; nephews Donald Price, Naples, Florida and James Price, Clinton; nieces, Linda Price, Falls Church, Virginia, Betty Dudley, Montrose, Elinor Rotert, Flagstaff, Arizona, and Elaine Rose, Phoenix, Arizona.

ARMINTROUT, Buck
1939-2011
Buck Armintrout, of Harrisonville, Missouri, was born December 12, 1939 in Harrisonville the son of Paul Leo and Laura Wilma (Smalley) Armintrout. He departed this life Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Cass Regional Medical Center, Harrisonville at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 10 days. On July 11, 1980, Buck was united in marriage to Lou Ann Dickey in Harrisonville and later was united in marriage to Laura Elizabeth Clark-Simmons on June 9, 2000 in Harrisonville. Buck was a 1957 graduate of Harrisonville High School where he starred in football and track. After high school, he started working as a mechanic for George Hoke Skelly's Station, then was a mechanic and service manager for Marvin Burris Ford Dealership, Harrisonville and later was sales manager for G.R. Milner Ford, Harrisonville. In 1992, Buck became co-owner of Gregg Smith Ford in Clinton, Missouri where he was still currently working. Buck loved to work in the yard and golf, but his greatest love was to cook and eat his Bar-B-Q food while entertaining his friends and family at his house. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Ann Armintrout on November 7, 1996. Buck is survived by his wife, Laura Beth Armintrout of the home; two daughters, Ronda Norman and husband Jim, Harrisonville, Missouri, Laura Inez Armintrout, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; two stepsons, Jeffory Simmons and wife Chantelle, Portland, Oregon, Jason Simmons and wife Melinda, Neosho, Missouri; five grandchildren, James D. Norman, Courtnie Norman, Olivia, Quinn and Ace Simmons; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Armintrout and wife Carol Lee, Peculiar, Missouri; two nephews, whom he affectionately called "his boys", Eric and Lance Armintrout; other relatives and many friends. Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service was held October 26, 2011 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

ARMINTROUT, Lou Ann DICKEY
1951-1996
Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Lou Ann Armintrout of Harrisonville was born September 18 1951, in Harrisonville, the daughter of Billy Junior and Inez Wilma (Atkinson) Dickey. She died Thursday morning, November 7, 1996, at 8:30 a.m. surrounded by her family from complications of scleroderma at the age of 45 years, one month and 19 days. On July 12, 1979, Lou Ann was united in marriage to Marion Glen "buck" Armintrout at the First Baptist Church, Harrisonville. Lou Ann was a homemaker and was a former secretary for the Cass County Public Administrator from 1991 until 1995. She was a licensed funeral director in the State of Missouri, being associated with Dickey Funeral Homes. She was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Garden City and later transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church, Harrisonville. Lou Ann lived in Garden City where she attended grade school and was a 1969 graduate of Sherwood High School near Creighton where she participated in school sports, especially basketball. She later attended Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. Lou Ann enjoyed family get-togethers especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas and was always getting that bargain at area garage sales. She will be remembered for her personality where she had the ability to make you feel important and special, her smile which never left her and her willingness to help those with special needs. She is survived by her husband Buck Armintrout; four daughters, Sarah Jacobs and Laura Armintrout, all of the home, Wendy Saffels, St. James and Ronda Norman, Harrisonville; three grandchildren, Mason, J. D. and Courtnie; her parents, Bill and Wilma Dickey; a sister Sharon Wilson; two brothers, Bill Dickey and Jerald A. Dickey, all of Harrisonville; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Monday, November 11, at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial was in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

ARMSTRONG, Albert R.
1881-1884
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Albert R. Armstrong, 2, born in Missouri died Sept. 5, 1884 from cholera. Buried in the Brownington Cemetery. (son of I. M. & A.)

ARMSTRONG, Alice WARD
1923-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Alice Armstrong, 91, of Windsor, Missouri, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Windsor. She was born March 17, 1923, in Kirksville, Mo., the daughter of Andrew Wayne Ward and Clara Leila (Forbes) Ward. On October 2, 1944, in Trenton, Georgia, she married James William Armstrong and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1973. Mrs. Armstrong worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for over 20 years. She also served as the Windsor City Collector for several terms. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church and was a Sunday School teacher there for several years. Alice was a former member of the Windsor Garden Club. Survivors include a son, John Armstrong, Windsor, Mo.; two daughters, Rhonda Hart, Versailles, Mo.; and Aleta O'Neal, Windsor, Mo.; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Private family burial will be held at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ARMSTRONG, Amos E.
1931-2004
Nishnabotna Cemetery, Manilla, Crawford Co, IA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 29 2004 - Amos E. Armstrong, 73, Clinton, formerly of Warrensburg, died Monday, April 26, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born January 15, 1931, in Crawford County, Iowa, the son of Ernest Carl Armstrong and Ida Ann Elwell Armstrong. He was a 1949 Manilla, Iowa, high school graduate and received his Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Education from Iowa State University. He was in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He had managed farm supply co-ops for 25 years and had also been a school teacher and a counselor at Pathways. He was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg and was a current member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, south of Clinton. He also was a member of Manilla Masonic Lodge No. 132 and the Shrine Temple in Sioux City, Iowa. On August 10, 1952, in Manilla, he married Charlyne Kuchel. She survives at their home. Also surviving are daughter, Norma Cook and husband, Greg, Germantown, Illinois; a son, Wayne Armstrong, Wellington, Colorado; sister Minnie Christiansen, Scottsdale, Arizona; three grandchildren, Lindsey Cook, Nathan Cook and Rikki Armstrong. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Mark and Rick Armstrong; two sisters, Della Rhude and Bertha Rhude and four brothers, Leslie, Ray, Donald and Thomas Armstrong. Memorial services will be Friday April 30, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg.

ARMSTRONG, Aurelius L.
1854-1926
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - A. L. Armstrong died at his home Tuesday morning a little before 5. He had been apparently in good health, but awakened his wife and daughter by loud breathing. His wife called the daughter, Mrs. Rutherford, who was sleeping upstairs and they summoned the doctor, but apoplexy had caused his death. The Saturday before he went to Sedalia with his daughter, Mrs. Charles Rutherford and husband. Happy was he to see the wondrous products of Missouri, measuring the large pumpkins, the corn, the tomatoes and the other products. He enjoyed every bit of the day and seemed so well and happy his death came as a shock to his loved ones. Mr. Armstrong was born in Quincy, Hickory county, Mo., Aug. 8, 1854, coming with his parents to Clinton when a small boy. He attended Clinton schools, later went to the Kentucky University at Lexington and then the Normal at Warrensburg. Returning from college, he studied the drug business under the late C. C. Williams for two years, then went to Bolton & Davis, where two years later he bought an interest, the firm name being Bolton & Armstrong. Five years later he sold his business to his partner and in 1879 went into business for himself and had been continuously in the drug business in Clinton since. A few years ago Theo Bolton bought a half interest in the store and the firm name was Bolton & Armstrong until Mr. Bolton dropped dead in Windsor a few months ago. While attending school in Warrensburg, Mr. Armstrong met Susan May Henshaw, whom he married May 1, 1878. His wife survives him, with their only child, Atropa, now Mrs. Charles Rutherford, and the only grandchild, Aletrice Rutherford, who was most beloved by her grandfather. The laughter and husband and child have made their home with her parents since their marriage as they were needed there on account of the poor health of Mrs. Armstrong and Mr. Armstrong's aged mother, who died a few years ago. For many years the Armstrong's have held four generations, all delightfully congenial. Around his home, Mr. Armstrong centered his entire affection. He delighted in fine livestock, garden and flowers. Just a few days previous to his death he told his daughter that it would soon be time to put out the fine tulip bulbs he had. He enjoyed nature to the fullest extent, this being his diversion from his constant attention to business year after year. Mr. Armstrong was a well balanced man, devoted to his home, constant in attention in his business, converted in his youth and a member of the Christian church, in which he was elder for many years. He gave y ears of service to this church in every way possible. He was active in politics, having served Henry county as representative in the State Legislature for two terms. He served Clinton as mayor, as a chairman of the Democratic Central Committee and in other capacities. His only brother, Hannibal Armstrong, of Oklahoma City, Okla., arrived Tuesday night. He leaves also a foster sister, Miss Courtney Thomas, who has become a world famous opera singer. The funeral services were conducted at his late home Thursday morning. Interment in Englewood.

ARMSTRONG, Dorothy Edith
1915-1998
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Dorothy Edith Armstrong, 83, Springfield, died Saturday, August 22, 1998, at Primrose Place. She was a retired teacher. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 26, at Greenlawn Funeral Home, North Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

ARMSTRONG, Edna Mae HATFIELD
1927-1993
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Mae Hatfield Armstrong was born May 16, 1927 in Kansas City, the daughter of Lorel E. and Mary (Turney) Hatfield. She passed away September 12, 1993 at Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton, at the age of 66. Edna grew up and attended school in Clinton. She moved to Kansas City where she lived until 1979. Edna was married to Billy J. Armstrong, who preceded her in death in 1988. Edna was a member of the Eagles Lodge 3667. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mickey and Don Powell of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Tanya, Bud and Glen; five great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Jennifer, Kurt, Brandi and Steven, all of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Ed Hatfield, and sister-in-law, Helen, Clinton; one sister, Arlene Scroggins, and a brother-in-law, Independence; she also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jessie Eugene Barnhart in 1963. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 15, 1993 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ARMSTRONG, Eula Margie
1928-2001
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 2 2002 - Eula Margie Armstrong, daughter of John Lake and Alice Mae (Drew) Armstrong, was born February 2, 1928, in Crichton, West Virginia, and died at her home in Deepwater on December 23, 2001, at the age of 73 years. Margie worked for Motel 6 in Columbia for 20 years until she retired in December 1997. She enjoyed watching football and wrestling. She loved to work outside, raking leaves, burning trash, planting flowers and mowing the lawn. She also loved her cats. Pretty was her favorite. She had her so spoiled. When she would crack nuts or work puzzles, Pretty always wanted to help her, getting in her pan of nuts and moving her puzzle pieces. She collected hats, enjoyed helping her neighbors and family and she enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. She enjoyed the simple things in life. Margie was loved so much by her family. She will be missed by her sister, Louise Jackson, who she lived with since August 1997 and spent her vacations with. Margie never had children of her own, but she treated her nieces and nephews as her own. She loved them very much and they loved her too. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Don Armstrong, and one sister, Myrtle Hagee. She is survived by one brother, Robert Armstrong of Mt. Hope, West Virginia; two sisters, Ruthe Louise Jackson, of the home, and Fay Armstrong of Mt. Hope, West Virginia; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, December 27. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ARMSTRONG, Frances Edna WARD
1884-1939
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Robert Armstrong, of about four miles northwest of LaDue, prominent in community work; charter B.H.I. Club member; well known for her church work and loved and respected by all who knew her, died about 8:30 a.m. May 9, 1939, at the Clinton Community Clinic hospital where she was recuperating from an operation she underwent on April 27 for appendicitis and complications, following which her daughter, Miss Roberta Gene, student nurse at the Kansas City General Hospital, was her special nurse for a week. Mrs. Armstrong was recovering satisfactorily and had planned to go home this week. Tuesday morning she ate her breakfast as usual, and that day for the first time, enjoyed being out of bed. In about five minutes after eating, she dropped dead from an acute heart attack caused from a blood clot that had worked its way through the bloodstream into the heart, freeing the sweet, gentle spirit for a reuniting with her beloved husband who died May 3, 1934. Frances E. Ward was born July 20, 1884, in Iowa, moved to Illinois when young, and as a winsome young woman of 18, came with the family to near LaDue, which had since been her home. She received part of her higher education at the old Baird College, also at the State Teachers' College at Warrensburg and for three years taught Elm Branch School, near LaDue. She not only instructed the children in the rudiments of learning, but concerned herself with their spiritual welfare and ever held before them, by her example, the finest of Christian principles. Among her school children, who have climbed the ladder of success in their chosen professions are Emmett Vansant, hardware dealer on the southwest corner of the square and Howard Vansant, recently established mortician of Clinton. November 27, 1907, she was united in marriage to Robert C. Armstrong of pioneer ancestry, whose father had purchased a section of land in Davis township, the parental home which had since been the home of this family. To them were given three daughters who survive: Grace, now Mrs. Estel Long of near Butler, Miss Roberta Gene and Miss Kathryn Lois of the home. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. R. Burr Miller of Lomax, Ill., and Miss Agnes Ward of Osawatomie, Kans.; brothers, John, George and Marcus all of Olathe, Kans., and Chester Ward of Codette, Saskatchewan, Canada. There are three grandchildren, Estel Leroy, Rose Marie and Mary Frances Long. Mrs. Armstrong was the beloved teacher of the mixed Sunday School class of intermediates at the LaDue Methodist Church for several years where she had worshipped since coming to Henry County. It was at Sunday School that she met her husband and their union was blessed with the influence of the church for under its protecting guidance were their children reared. The mother's actions were ever tempered with a true Christian nobility of spirit that shines through life's difficulties; strengthens in times of weakness and lends grace to walk safely through the shadowy vale. Mrs. Armstrong, as a charter member of the Better Homes Improvement Women's Extension club of that and surrounding communities, took a leading part in their varied activities which cover a wide scope of vision in bettering their community; training youth to be the leaders of tomorrow and in personally leading some of the 4-H clubs. In these clubs she also encouraged her daughters, Gene and Lois, until the former entered training for her chosen career. Lois attained high honors for her club work which included sewing, cooking, poultry raising started form her mother's fine flock, etc., and this past fall she entered the University of Missouri to train for home demonstration agent work. Mrs. Armstrong was a quiet, guiding force, encouraging her girls to complete their high school education, which they did at Clinton, and desiring for them yet higher education. She did not neglect the finer and more inspirational things of life music and good books and magazines. Her daughters were early taught the practical phases of home and farm life. As the father had kept only the finest of livestock, they saw the results of his years of work and wise choosing when his highly bred livestock were purchased by others and so valued that they were entered in show rings. After the father's death, Mrs. Armstrong was assisted by her son-in-law with farming operations, then later rented the land out and with Lois' help, kept a few of their once large herds and flocks. The funeral is Thursday (this) afternoon at Stones Chapel. H. Vansant's in charge.

ARMSTRONG, George W.
1842-1905
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 5 1905 - George W. Armstrong was born December 24, 1842 and died July 18, 1905. His parents moved from Miller county to the western part of Henry county in 1846, where he resided until the Civil War in 1861, when he joined the Confederate Army at Clinton, serving through the entire war under Generals Sterling Price and Kirby Smith. He surrendered at Shreveport, La. June 7, 1865, at which time he was in command of Company C., Pindull's 9th Btn. of Sharpshooters. After the war he went back to his farm in White Oak township, where he lived until elected recorder of deeds for Henry county, which position he held for 8 years. In 1883, he moved to Benton county, where he lived until his death. His remains were buried near Hartwell. He was a very generous and kindhearted man and will be missed.

ARMSTRONG, Hannibal Hancock
1852-1939
Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK
Clinton MO - Hannibal H. Armstrong died at his home in Oklahoma City, Friday, where he was a well known attorney and a prominent member of the Christian Church. Mr. Armstrong, brother of the late Aurelius "Reely" Armstrong, Clinton druggist, was a native of Clinton where he began his practice of law in the offices of the late Judge R. C. McBeth, whose old home still stands at the corner of South Second and Clinton Streets. From Clinton, Mr. Armstrong went to Mangum, Okla., where he dealt in real estate some years and on retirement from active business, went to Oklahoma City where he had since made his home. Mr. Armstrong married Miss Lucie Harris, niece of the late Mrs. J. G. Dorman, who for some years, was a member of the Dorman household in the old home, corner of Franklin and Water Streets. Of their three sons, Tom Armstrong, who with his family, is at present traveling in Cuba, and Hobart Armstrong, survive, also a niece, Mrs. Charles Rutherford, of Springfield and a foster sister, Courtney Thomas, operatic star, now of Paris, France, and known as Mme. Vera Courtnay.

ARMSTRONG, James
1833-1920
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James Armstrong was born in Madison county, Ohio, Sept. 20th, 1833; and departed this life Feb. 1st, 1920; only lacking three days of being one year from the death of his beloved wife. In his youth he assisted his father and brother in driving stock from Ohio to the Eastern markets overland. As a young man he was engaged in mercantile business in Bloomington, Ill. Then the lure of the West caused him to set his face toward the prairies of the setting sun, where he engaged in freighting to Mexico. He then took up a government claim near Fort Riley, Kansas, about 1860. Then when the Civil War broke out he in 1862 volunteered and was enrolled in the second Kansas Cavalry, and served on scout duty for three years, during which time he was three times wounded, one of the missiles remaining in his leg to the day of his death. He was honorably discharged as 1st Lieut. On April 16th, 1866, he was married to Minervia Ann Cruzen. To this union were born five children: Harry R., of Selpa?, Calif., Doctor Claud L., Boise, Idaho; Robert C., residing on the home place; J. Otis, residing on a part of the original farm, and Gracie May, dying in infancy. Mr. Armstrong moved to Henry county, Missouri, in the season of 1867, settling on the farm at the headwaters of Willow Branch, improving this beautiful farm of 640 acres in Davis township. The writer has known uncle James Armstrong ever since he came to this country, having lived as a neighbor all these years. Mr. Armstrong was not afraid to endure the hardships and privations of a pioneer life. He saw the country develop from a prairie wilderness to a thickly settled farming region, and a few weeks ago he remarked to the writer: "We never thought when we came here we would see this land sell for $100 per acre." The subject of this sketch was a man who stood for civic improvement; first to aid and work for schools and roads, and always ready to aid in the building of churches. He helped more financially and as a member of the building committee to erect the Methodist church at LaDue, than any one man. Mr. Armstrong was a man who wanted to make the world better for having lived in it. He never told what he had done, but was willing to let results speak; ever ready to lend a helping hand to the needy in the hour of distress. In more than one instance he has given advice and encouragement to the widow and fatherless sons, helping them over the rough places of life and establishing them upon a firm basis without the thought of reward, and no one knew of the timely succor but those who were his closest friends. More than one family of sons have grown up to be honorable and respected citizens, filling responsible positions, because of his timely aid and encouragement. The writer had known Mr. Armstrong ever since he (the writer) was 13 years of age, and must say that but for the timely advice and encouragement he might have been down and out and not only he, but others of whom we know also. The funeral services were held at the late residence by Prof. Charles Higgins, of Osceola, on Feb. 3rd, and the remains were laid to rest at Stones Chapel beside his loving wife, who preceded him less than a year ago. There let him rest in peace, and may the sons be prepared to meet the father when the last trumpet shall sound and those who are asleep shall rise and put on immortality. - M. H.

ARMSTRONG, John Freeman Jr.
1909-1994
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Freeman Armstrong Jr. of Garden City, was born July 22, 1909, in Beach Grove, Tennessee, the son of John Freeman and Lulu Patterson (Ashley) Armstrong Sr. He died Monday, October 10, 1994, at Vencor Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 85 years, two months and 18 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Louise (Arnold) Blake on June 30, 1953, in Piggott, Arkansas. He was a farmer and stockman until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Garden City, and an Army veteran of World War II, member and past master of Cold Spring Masonic Lodge 274 AF&AM, Leeton, Scottish Rite and York Rite Mason, Moolah Shrine Temple, St. Louise, the Order of the Eastern Star, Chilhowee, and he had attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He had lived in Bell City and Leeton before moving to Garden City in 1993. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother James William Armstrong. He is survived by his wife Louise Armstrong of the home; two sons, Stephen A. Balke, Dallas, Texas, John F. Armstrong III, Houston, Texas; a daughter, Marian Sue Mayhall, Quincy, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Abby, Alexis, Baron, Julie, Jay and Shannon; a sister Mildred Ann Cowan, Leeton; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Friday, October 14, at the Dickey Chapel in Garden City. Burial was in Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton. Masonic services were conducted Thursday, October 13, under the auspices of Cold Spring Masonic Lodge 274 AF&AM, Leeton.

ARMSTRONG, Laura Avery KNOWLES VonHIESTAND
1845-1924
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. W. P. Armstrong died at her home on the north end of Main street at midnight Sunday night. She was stricken that morning at 9 o'clock with cerebral hemorrhage and never regained consciousness. Deceased was born January 12, 1845, on a Catalpa Plantation on the shores of the Tennessee river in Mississippi and when but a few hours old was taken to the Glen Marion Plantation, near Osceola, Ark., a beautiful tract which had been cut out of the heart of the forest and transformed into a magnificent country estate by her older brothers. She lived there until sixteen years of age. Her maiden name was Laura Avery Knowles and her parents were from Connecticut. She was educated by private governesses, then later attended a finishing school for young ladies at Henderson, Kentucky. Her first marriage was in 1864, when attending a house part. She had been selected to pose as the bride in a mock wedding. The young man was DeWitt Von Hiestand, a son of a rich young planter from Memphis, Tennessee. After what they supposed to be a mock wedding they learned that they had really been married as the man who performed the ceremony was sheriff of the county and according to the laws of that state a ceremony he performed was legal. It proved to be a happy marriage and they made their home in Memphis, until 1869 when he died. Three children were given to this union. One son, Charles, is still living and was residing with his mother at the time of her death. In 1879 when she was attending a funeral service in Evansville, Indiana, she met Rev. W. P. Armstrong. It was a case of love at first sight and after a very short courtship they were married. They came from there to Pierce City, Mo., where he served as pastor, then to Clinton in 1881, where they bought an attractive home on the north end of Main street, which had been their home since. Two children were given to this second marriage, one of whom survives, Mrs. George A. Taylor, of Hartford, Conn. There are also four grandchildren living and five great-grandchildren. Rev. Armstrong died in 1916. Mrs. Armstrong loved flowers, books and the best things of life. She was ever anxious to do her share and the flowers of her gardens were always generously given to those about her. She especially loved young people and invited many to her home. She was bright intellectually and a talented writer of both verse and prose. She was always ready to help lift up and many a poor woman has been aided back to a life of righteousness by her kindness and help. She was the instigator of the first W.C.T.U. of this county, also helped establish a reading room here a number of years ago. Just to be kind was the chief aim of her existence and she was always keenly interested in local questions of the day and devoted to the tasks that needed doing. Although frail in body and living many blocks away from the church, no night was too bad or stormy for her to attend, oftentimes alone of later years. She carried a lantern with her at night to light her way. She was converted early in life and united with the Baptist church. Afterward she belonged to the Methodist Episcopal church and no better Christian woman ever lived than she. Her daughter, Mrs. Taylor, arrived Tuesday from Connecticut and that afternoon the funeral services were conducted at the First M. E. church. Interment in Englewood.

ARMSTRONG, Leslie Lafayette
1917-1994
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leslie Lafayette Armstrong was born January 19, 1917, in Blairstown, the son of Bert and Charlotte (Akers) Armstrong. He passed away Wednesday, June 1, 1994, at the age of 77. He died at Meadowbrook Manor of Clinton, where he had been a resident for only five days. Leslie was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a staff sergeant and served for 30 years until his retirement. Mr. Armstrong had lived in Chilhowee for the past four years. While living in Chilhowee, Mr. Armstrong attended the Chilhowee Baptist Church. He is survived by one sister, Dorothy Hall of Clinton, and one brother, Roy Wilbur Armstrong of Fort Scott, Ks. Services were held Friday, June 3, 1994, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery in Henry County.

ARMSTRONG, Minerva Ann CRUZEN
1834-1919
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Minerva Cruzen Armstrong, wife of James Armstrong, was born at Harpers Ferry, Va., May 14, 1834; died at her late home, Feb. 4, 1919. In early childhood she, with her parents, moved to Madison county, Ohio; later to Champayne county, Ill. In 1867 she was married to James Armstrong, at Urbana, Ill. Then went to Kansas, near Fort Riley. In 1868 moved to Henry county, Mo., and settled on the farm, where she remained until the frail thread was broken. Thus another pioneer woman of high caste and noble character has taken her silent departure, wending along the pathway leading over the Great Divide. Her late years were mingled with sufferings, which she bore patiently, awaiting the final crossing. Rev. Alonzo Pattison preached the funeral sermon at the home, and her body rests in Stones chapel cemetery beside the grave of an infant daughter. Her four sons are still living - Harry A., Robert C., and James O. are located as farmers around the old homestead; Claud L., captain of medical corps, temporarily located in Georgia, permanent home in St. Louis. Mrs. Armstrong, though a small, frail woman, timid and backward in disposition, ruled her home with great firmness. Her hospitality has been beautifully exemplified all these years, by the home comings, which she maintained, and the Thanksgiving feasts, which she so bountifully served to friends and kindred.

ARMSTRONG, Robert Cruzen
1872-1934
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Robert C. Armstrong peacefully entered eternal rest at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at his farm home ten miles southwest of Clinton, where he had resided all his life. He had been in failing health for some time and death was caused by carcinoma. Robert Cruzen Armstrong was born February 4, 1872, at the farm on which he died. He was a son of the late James Armstrong, who came to Missouri from Ohio when a young man. James Armstrong and wife both died about 18 years ago. Robert C. Armstrong received an eighth-grade education at Willow Branch school, then attended an academy at Paxton, Ill. November 27, 1906, he was united in marriage with Miss Frances E. Ward. The home life of the Armstrongs was ideal, it was so happy. They owned a lovely country home, rich in the things which make a comfortable, happy living, which his father had purchased when he came to Missouri. Mr. Armstrong improved his farm each year until it was one of the most up-to-date places in the county. The fine horses and Shorthorn cattle which were bred on this farm were among the best in the county, and his enthusiasm was passed on to his daughters, who were active in 4-H Club work. Mr. Armstrong was a 4-H Club booster and leader in every undertaking which his club made, and did his share to make it a success. He was deeply devoted to his home and family and his optimistic view of life kept his home life always peaceful and contented. A faithful Christian at the head of a household is always an influence for harmony among the members of his family, and Mr. Armstrong was a fine example of noble Christianity. He was converted early in life and was ever a willing worker in the Methodist church at LaDue. For several years he taught a Sunday school class at Stones Chapel, where he was a talented, inspired speaker, using his influence to win others to Christ. His Christianity was carried with him and put into use every day. Mr. Armstrong was active in all community affairs and his fellowmen respected and honored him. His word was as good as his bond and he was scrupulously honest in his dealings. He was a member of the Willow Branch school board and always open to any suggestions to make his school or his community better. Surviving Mr. Armstrong are his beloved wife and children - Mrs. Estel Long, near the home place; Roberta Gene and Kathryn Lois, of the home; two brothers Harry of Fresno, Calif., who came to the funeral, and Dr. Claude Armstrong, Portland, Ore., who was unable to come because of ill health. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at Stones Chapel on Sunday. Interment was in the cemetery nearby. A large congregation was present to honor the memory of the man who had been such a strong factor in the building of the community.

ARMSTRONG, Roy Wilbur
1921-2010
Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 6 2010 - Roy Wilbur Armstrong, 88, former resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, and more recently of Guest Home Estates, died Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010, at Mercy Health Center following a brief illness. He was born June 2, 1921, in Chilhowee, the son of Bert E. Armstrong and Charlotte E. Akers Armstrong. Roy married Dorothy Josephine Prather on December 30, 1941, in Clinton. He was a Veteran of World War II having served with Company C, 135th Battalion, 13 Army Division in the European Theater. Roy was co-owner of A & R Body Works for 25 years prior to urban renewal taking the Market Street property. Before retirement, he worked 15 years in maintenance for Fort Scott Community College. He was also a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the Community Christian Church, a life member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post 1165 Veteran of Foreign Wars, Rising Sun Masonic Lodge 8, Fort Scott Chapter 3 Royal Arch Masons, Fort Scott Scottish Rite and Mirza Shrine Temple of Pittsburg. In his earlier hears, he was an avid hunter of quail and prairie chickens. Survivors include two sons, Roy Michael Armstrong, Champaign, Illinois, and Thomas Allen Armstrong and wife Linda, Fort Scott, Kansas, and a daughter Judith Lee Armstrong Witt and husband Jerry, Fort Scott; six grandchildren, Christian Kruger, Matt Witt, Aaron Witt, Jared Witt, Jordan Witt and Luke Witt; 11 great-grandchildren, with another one expected in September, and one-great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leslie Armstrong and Russell Armstrong; three sisters, Myrtle Armstrong, Susie Armstrong and Dorothy Hall, and an infant granddaughter, Sherise Leann Witt. Funeral services will be Thursday, at the Community Christian Church. Burial will follow in U.S. National Cemetery.

ARMSTRONG, Sarah Ann HANCOCK
1828-1923
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Sarah Ann Armstrong died at the home of her son, A. L. Armstrong at 7:37 Saturday evening. Her clock stopped the minute she died, altho it had been rewound. She had owned a Swiss cuckoo clock for many years, which she thought a great deal of. It seemed unusually strange that it should stop at the time her spirit left her body. Sarah Ann Hancock was born May 4, 1838, in Lincoln county, Mo., which made her 95 years old at the time of her death. She was married to Andrew Lewis Armstrong, December 27th, 1845. Three children were given to this union. The oldest son, Solon, died in infancy. The other two sons, Hannibal H. Armstrong, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and A. L. Armstrong, of Clinton, survive, also four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The great-grandchildren are all girls. The Armstrong family moved to Henry county in 1855 and first purchased the farm northwest of Clinton. They traded it the next year for a place in Clinton, the site where Roy Lobaugh's home now stands. Mrs. Armstrong went into the mercantile business here and went to St. Louis in 1858 to buy goods. He took a deep cold, which turned into pneumonia, from which he died. His widow and sons remained in Clinton until the Civil war, when this became a dangerous place to stay, and her brother in Lincoln county sent for her and children to come and stay with them until the war was over. Many remember the broad homelike looking place, which formerly stood where the Lobaugh home now is. At first it was logs and was later weather-boarded. During the Civil war, soldiers were quartered there. After the war she and sons returned to Clinton, and this had been her home since. She was a woman of fine mental attainments. She was educated in the public schools, but did not let it stop there, as she read history, art and fiction. When her son, A. L. Armstrong, was asked how it happened that all three of his mother's sons had Greek names he said: "Our father named us, but at that time my mother and father were reading Greek history together." When living in Hickory county she taught school. While she lived many years, she died a young woman. A week before her death she suffered an attack of acute indigestion. She first thought she would not survive, then grew so sure she was not going, that those dearest to her were shocked when the end came, as but ten minutes before she said she would soon be well. She spoke truly as she is now truly well, where no bodily afflictions can hurt. Her home was one where youth naturally assembled. For rare indeed is a woman who can look at life with the enthusiasm and interest in youth, who has seen and known the cares and troubles of many years, giving her wisdom, only acquired by living. She was interested alike in the joys and sorrows of her young friends. Hers was a mother's heart. When Courtney Thomas was but four she was left motherless. She lived near Mrs. Armstrong and spent many hours in her home. Much to the surprise of Mrs. Armstrong, little Courtney brought her clothes and toys to Mrs. Armstrong's home and said she had come there to live. The child's father was equally surprised, but as he had nobody to raise the little daughter, Mrs. Armstrong, who had learned to love the child, took her, raised and educated her. As she grew into womanhood, it was discovered that little Courtney had a voice worth cultivating. It was trained and developed, her education being completed in Europe. After that she became a grand opera singer and she sang in all the leading cities of Europe for a number of years. She also made several tours of America. When in the United States she did not forget her foster mother, but always came to Clinton to visit. Her state name was Madame Vera Courtnay. But when visiting her home city she always wanted to be very quiet and just enjoy the love and shelter of the home of Mrs. Armstrong. This foster daughter now resides in Paris, France. Mrs. Armstrong was a woman of broad vision. She read with keen interest all the newspapers and kept posted on every detail of the world's news. She equally relished every late novel that was published. Her mind was a storehouse of information. She broke her hip when she was 66 years old and ever since had had to walk with a crutch. This, however, did not interfere with her doing things. She took an active part in everything. Her quilts and needlework are specimens of real art. She had lived in the home of her son, A. L. Armstrong, for about 30 years. His daughter, Mrs. Chas. Rutherford, husband and daughter Aletrice, also live with Mr. Armstrong, making four generations living in the same house. As far as the Eye's knowledge, this is without parallel in the county. Mrs. Armstrong's eyesight had been failing for about two years. Nevertheless she wrote a weekly letter to her son Hannibal, as well as regular letters to about a dozen nieces, nephews and friends. Her letters were always of unusual charm and full of the great joy that was hers, being able to be a daily companion of the little great-granddaughter Aletrice Rutherford. Every letter was full of Aletrice. They were inseparable companions. Few children have had advantage of such wise council. During the last illness it was Aletrice she desired to be at her bedside and perform the little needed duties. Mrs. Armstrong was converted before she moved to Henry county and became a member of the Christian church. About two weeks after the Clinton Christian church was organized she became a member and had been a member ever since. While unable to attend for many years, at the same time her life was one of rare beauty and such faithful Christianity that it has been a profitable example for everyone who came within her touch. The funeral services were conducted at her late home Monday afternoon, after which she was laid in Englewood. Her son Hannibal Armstrong, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Laura Hancock, the widow of her only brother, were her for the funeral.

ARMSTRONG, Susan May HENSHAW
1855-1929
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. A. L. Armstrong died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, December 26th. Last August she suffered an attack of influenza from which she never regained her strength enough to leave her bed. For years she had been a semi-invalid, and was seldom if ever able to leave the house. In spite of this she clung to life and was ever hopeful of getting better. She had suffered from asthma for years and Christmas she was very ill but along in the evening she grew better and her loved ones had hopes that all was well, and it was, for shortly before her spirit left the frail body, her face seemed to have become hallowed, suffering left and it seemed she was already with the angels. She died as she had lived, beautifully, quietly. She was a perfect gentlewoman. Nobody ever heard her find fault or utter a cross word. She loved humanity and was ever ready to courageously smile, no matter what her trouble, and to give the word of cheer to loved ones and those who were about her. She had been a member of the Christian church for years and her prayer life was beautiful - imprinting itself upon her loved ones. Her granddaughter and other young people and children of her acquaintance had faith in her prayers, and she never forgot them. Her husband died several years ago and during their long married life, their devotion to each other was beautiful. Always harmonious, just quiet, sweet love. Susan May Hinshaw was born in Johnson county, January 25, 1855, and raised in Warrensburg. It was there while attending the State Normal she met A. L. Armstrong, who was also in school and they were married May 1, 1878, and she came to Clinton a bride, where her husband ran a drug store on the north side of the square. During the civil war battles she came with her parents as a refugee to Clinton for a short while. One child blessed her married life, Atropa, now Mrs. Charles Rutherford, who has given her mother the tenderest care through all the last weary months, as well as the years of invalidism. Her son-in-law gave her the devotion of a son, assisting his wife in every way. She loved children and enjoyed their company. She had just one grandchild, Aletrice Rutherford, who had delighted her grandmother ever since she came. Mr. Armstrong's mother made her home there for thirty-three years, and for a number of years, the same roof covered four generations, all happy in love of each other. Mrs. Armstrong was a splendid musician, having a part in the social and musical circles before her health failed. Her ear never lost its appreciation for music, altho her hands became unable to touch the keys. The funeral was at her late home Friday afternoon.

ARMSTRONG, William Earl
1882-1908
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, Sep 24 1908 - Earl Armstrong Is Dead - Earl Armstrong -- known to most of the people of Windsor as "Stringy" -- died Tuesday morning at 7:30 o'clock at Mainton, Col., of lung trouble. The body will arrive at Clinton at 4:30 this afternoon and funeral services will be held in the First M. E. Church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30.

ARNDT, Jerrold Wayne
1963-2000
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2000 - Jerrold Wayne Arndt, 36, Chilhowee, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. He had worked at Tracker Boat and Holiday Inn in Clinton. Essex Waste Management in Kingsville, security guard for Pinkerton at Gates Energy and at Ford Motor Company in Claycomo. He was a member of the Harvest Fellowship Church, south of Warrensburg. He is survived by one daughter, Shirley Arndt, Mound City, Kansas; one son Ben Gipson, Ozark; his parents, Bud and June Arndt of Chilhowee; three sisters, Barbara Evans and her fiance, Mike Johnson, Kansas City, Connie Plute and her husband Gary, Warrensburg, and Kathy Mallinson and her husband Mark, Kingsville; one brother Jim Arndt, Chilhowee; five nephews and one niece. Funeral services will be Wednesday at Williams Funeral Chapel, Warrensburg, with burial in Memorial Gardens, Warrensburg.

ARNDT, Megan Michelle
1990-1992
Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Megan Michelle Arndt, 2 year old daughter of David and Anette Arndt of Odessa, died October 27, 1992 at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. Services were held Friday, October 30, 1992 at the Lee's Summit Cemetery. Megan was born July 14, 1990 in Lexington, and lived in Odessa most of her life. Survivors also include a brother, Justin Williams, and two sisters, Ashley Williams and Jessica Arndt, all of the home; her paternal grandparents, Emmet and Ilene Arndt of Lee's Summit; her maternal grandmother, Sharon Fifer, Springfield; paternal great-grandparents, Wilbert and Mary Hazel Smith, Windsor; and maternal great-grandparents, Joe and Roberta Hain, Bates City. Megan was the niece of Carol Embree, Clinton.

ARNDT, Ruth C. FUNK
1911-1997
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ruth C. Arndt, 85, south Kansas City, died Wednesday, February 19, 1997, at her home. She was the mother of Annette Williamson, formerly of Clinton and now of Kansas City, and the grandmother of Danny Bailey of Tightwad. Funeral mass will be Saturday, February 22, at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church at 75th and Main in Kansas City and burial will be in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Mrs. Arndt was a payroll clerk for the Kansas City Fire Department for 25 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of St. Elizabeth's Church. Survivors also include a son, Richard C. Arndt of Kansas City and three sisters, Marget and Helen Funk, both of the home, and Evelyn Moon of San Jose, California.

ARNETT, Charles W.
1906-1976
Bethel Campground Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Kansas City Times, Kansas City MO, Monday, Jan 19 1976 - Charles W. Arnett, 69, Clinton, MO., formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday at a hospital in Clinton.  He was born in Edwards, MO., and lived here from 1943 until 1971 when he moved to Clinton.  Mr. Arnett was a tractor driver for Railway Express Agency 28 years before he retired in 1971. He was a member of Baptist Temple Church, Clinton. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Viola Arnett of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Twila Jean Allison, Kansas City; two brothers, Carl Arnett, Cross Timbers, MO., and Hubert Arnett, Chehalis, WA., four sisters, Mrs. Eva Henderson, Warsaw, MO., Mrs. Willa Mae Coffman, and Miss Sylvia Arnett, both of Kansas City, and Mrs. Grace Schnitker, Clinton; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at the Reser Chapel, Warsaw; burial in Bethel Camp Ground Cemetery, near Edwards.

ARNHOLD, Ruby HIX
1921-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2007 - Ruby Hix Arnhold, 85, Windsor, died early Saturday morning, November 17, 2007, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born December 28, 1921, in Climax Springs, the daughter of Benjamin Harrison Hix and Gracie Thelma (Wingard) Hix. On December 10, 1946, in Windsor, she married Harold Rolla Arnhold, who died November 23, 1993. She worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for several years and also owned and operated her own business, "A Stitch in Time", doing alterations and sewing for countless people in the Windsor area for many years. She worked at this business until February 2007 when her health failed. She was a member of the Windsor area TOPS and KOPS clubs and the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son Lee Holst, Kansas City, Kansas; two daughters, Charlotte Gray, Kansas City, and Joyce Cochran, east Lynn; five granddaughters and nine great-grandchildren; a brother James Hix, Windsor; four sisters, Rena Lutjen, Stover, Ruth Williams and Rosalie Henderson, both of Kaiser, and Rita Burns, Cole Camp; a sister-in-law Kathy Johnson, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a brother Ralph Hix. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 20, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ARNOLD, Catherine ANTHONY
1822-1907
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Kathrean (sic) Arnold died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. frank Hall, on East Franklin Saturday, having been ill three weeks but only in bed for three days, from pneumonia that affected the heart. She told her daughter; "My work is done, Sadie, but yours isn't." Born in Strausburg, Germany Feb. 28, 1822 and would have been 85 next month. Came with her parents to Stark County, Ohio when about 20. Her maiden name was Anthony and she was married when she was 22 and her husband died 30 years ago. She came with husband and children to Missouri 38 years ago. Five girls and two boys. The six living are Mrs. Jim Elder, Shawnee Mound; Mrs. Frank Elder of Bryan, Ohio; George Arnold, Mrs. Frank Hall, Chas. Arnold and Mrs. C. M. Majors, Clinton. A member of the German Lutheran Church. 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial in Englewood.

ARNOLD, Charles
1852-1928
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Charles Arnold's Life Work Ended - The spirit of Charles Arnold went quietly into eternity at 1 a.m., Friday, September 28th, at his home on North 2nd street. His death came almost without warning as he had always been so well and strong, suffering only with occasional twinges of rheumatism, but nothing serious. He had sold his livery and feed stable a year ago and since then found much at home to occupy his mind and time being ever busy. He had been bright and happy all day, helping his wife plan the work for fall. He retired about 8:10 feeling well, while she stayed up working on a quilt. Very shortly he called to his wife and complained of feeling ill and got up, saying he could not get his breath. She gave him some medicine but he grew worse and she summoned the doctor and his sister, Mrs. Frank Hall, and nephew, W. F. Hall. Everything human power could do was tried, but he went in to eternity unafraid at 1 a.m. He realized the end was near and said he was ready, the only thing he hated was to leave his beloved wife. He was born at Bryan, Ohio, March 17, 1852. When he was about 17 years old he moved with his parents to Henry county and his parents settled on the place now occupied by his niece, Mrs. Frank Gildersleeve. He started to learn the blacksmithing trade when he was 17 under his father, but came to Clinton and completed it under John Oxley. About 40 years ago he bought the building on the corner of North Main and Green streets, for a blacksmith shop, which was a familiar landmark in Clinton until the fall of 1927 when it was purchased by Harry Coss, who constructed a modern garage there. He was united in marriage to Miss Bina Link, Dec. 6, 1881. The first few years after their marriage he followed his trade in contracts for railroad construction and they traveled a great deal. Then returned to Clinton and started his shop and was known as Clinton's leading blacksmith until about ten years ago, when he sold out the blacksmith shop and run a livery and feed stable. Mr. Arnold had a rugged honesty that made friends of people of all classes. He ever kept up with the news of the nation and world as well as locally. At his shop and feed stable, men gathered and discussed great issues. It was a happy meeting place under his genial hospitality. As he lived near a mile from his business he drove a horse back and forth to work, past the writer's home for more than 35 years. There was always a cheery nod and word of greeting for our family, the same when we passed his place of business. We missed him after he went out of business. Apparently he was glad to quit business and always found something to do to help his beloved wife. He assisted his wife nurse her sister, who was ill so long in their home some months ago. He planned out things to do, ever busy - but after all there must have been the desire for the down town life. They had talked of moving to California, returning with their daughter, Miss Louise, when she went in September, but could not decide to leave the old home permanently at that time but were still considering leaving in November, but he said if they went they must decide definitely to stay, as he did not like moving about. Deceased was a good neighbor and friend, never leaving a kindly act undone. He was a member of the M.W.A. He leaves to comfort his beloved wife, two children, Miss Louise Arnold, who teaches music and art in the schools of Redlands, California and one son, Charles, who is employed on the Live Stock Exchange in Kansas City. He also leaves four sisters - Mrs. Frank Hall and Mrs. Charles Major, both of Clinton; Mrs. James Elder, of Shawnee Mound; Mrs. Frank Elder, of Bryan, Ohio. His son arrived a few hours after his death and Miss Louise Arnold came home Sunday afternoon. The funeral was conducted at his late home on North 2nd street, Monday. Interment in Englewood.

ARNOLD, Christian Charles
1842-1923
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Christian Charles Arnold was born at Germantown, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1842; died at Montrose, Missouri on August 4th, 1923, at 1 a.m. He learned the trade of flour miller in the East. His father was a flour miller before him. In early life he removed from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin, and there engaged in the flour milling business for a number of years. He was married at Omoro, Wisconsin, to Miss Sarah J. Snowden, a native of Canada. In 1883 he removed with his family to Montrose, Missouri. Here he operated the Montrose Roller Mills until they closed. He was an expert judge of wheat and flour. Then he bought the Montrose Recorder and for fifteen years was its owner and editor. His editorial style was direct and lucid. He put in epigrams of two or three vivid lines things that some metropolitan editorial writers would have spread over a column. His paper was Democratic in politics, but his theory of politics was that every partisan's first duty to his party was to make it a better instrument with which to serve the people, and by this long range view of duty he probably did more real service to his party than any man in the county though it was not so regarded at the time. When the Civil War broke out he was only a boy nineteen years old, but he enlisted for three years in the 41st Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry, participating in many battles, among them Gettysburg and the Wilderness. Like our boys from overseas, he would never talk m¨ch about the war, and soon switched to something else, but when weakened by disease in his last illness he lost the iron control over his mind, and wandered back, and with "hip! hip! hooray!" he toiled again through the exhausting heat, dust and blood of the early days. How many times yet will the battles of the Argonne and Chateau Thierry be reenacted on death beds by the young men who will not talk about them now, but have the scars of those terrible days in their minds, and recollections of them caged like wild beasts in their subconsciousness. At the time of his death he was notary public, city collector and justice of the peace. He was inexorably honest, broadminded, fair and of good judgment. He was a patriotic American, a good citizen, a kind husband, and a father so devoted that his children and grandchildren idolized him. He kept well versed in current events. He had little school education,but read m¨ch and understood. He was a profound thinker and reasoner. He was a believer in schools and in education along the right lines and made every sacrifice to give his children a good education. He was a friend of the church, and a Christian gentleman, but follies and foibles in the church looked no better to him than follies and foibles outside the church; and for dogmatism, bigotry and intolerance in the church he had no more respect than for those qualities on the outside. He was not a sectarian and had no patience with the sectarian who denounced sectarianism in others. He was a practical Christian. He walked in the old paths, but looked forward, not backwards, and his ideals were the live ideals that require labor for the Master instead of the old dead ones that require nothing but quarreling about what they had been. He was a Free Mason from his early manhood, and at the time of his death was a member of Montrose Lodge No. 408. He had held all the chairs in his lodge, and had taken the Royal Arch degrees. At the time of his death he was the secretary of his lodge. To this marriage four children were born. Miss Eva died April 25th, 19111. He is survived by his widow and three children. Charles Irva resides in the City of Mexico, Mexico, where he is manager of the street railway system. Emma L. is the wife of N. B. Conrad, of Montrose. Edward S. is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the employ of the Audit Bureau of Circulations, as an expert accountant. The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, at the South M. E. Church. Interment in Montrose cemetery.

ARNOLD, Cora Edith BUKEY
1909-2003
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 22 2003 - Cora Edith Arnold, daughter of Frank Edward and Esta Lue (Scoville) Bukey, was born October 23, 1909, in Fairfax, Osage County, Oklahoma, and died Monday, September 29, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Edith was married to William Paul Arnold on May 1, 1933, in Winfield, Kansas, and he preceded her in death on September 13, 1986. Edith was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bridge. For many years the family traveled across the states while her husband was occupied in construction, then settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for 24 years. After retirement they moved to Missouri to be closer to their daughter. She attended the Presbyterian Church in Clinton and she treasured her church family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, James A. Ragsdel II; three brothers, Grant Alexander Bukey, Emmet Earl Bukey and William Henry Bukey, and two sisters, Doras Alice Bukey and Viola Pearl Bukey. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ragsdel and husband Jim, Urich; one son, Craig A. Arnold and wife, Susie, Texarkana, Texas; one sister, Hazel Lorena Bullard, Morgan City, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Paula Lewis and husband Dennis, Clinton, Timothy Ragsdel, Independence, Clayton Arnold and Christopher Arnold and wife Penny, all of Morgan City, Louisiana; two great-grandchildren, Andrew Alan Lewis of Clinton and Megan Carol Arnold, Morgan City, Louisiana, and many nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, on Thursday, October 2. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ARNOLD, Dorothy Virginia WILLIAMS
1916-1957
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. C. E. Arnold Leukemia Victim - Mrs. Clarence E. Arnold, 40, of Lewis, a victim of leukemia, died about 1:15 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Windsor Hospital where she had been for a week. Mrs. Arnold, ill since Apr. 1, had been hospitalized there previously for several weeks, then spent two weeks at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Sept. 12, at the Clinton Baptist Church. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery. Dorothy Virginia Williams was born Dec. 14, 1916, in Henry County, south of Clinton, the fourth eldest of eight children of Estes and Mary Braun Williams. She was reared and educated in the New Harmony Community and on Oct. 1, 1938, married Clarence E. Arnold. During her husband's tour of duty with the Coast Guard, she remained with him as he was transferred to various bases. Upon being discharged in 1945 and after a short time here they made their home in the northwest, Washington and Oregon states. They returned to the midwest in 1950, spending two years at Sunflower, Kan. For the past four years they have resided at Lewis where they owned and operated a grocery for some time. Mrs. Arnold assisted her husband in the grocery and made many friends with her friendly, cheerful disposition. In early girlhood she united with the Golden Gate Baptist Church. Two children were born to the Arnolds, one preceding the mother in death. A devoted wife, mother and loyal companion, Mrs. Arnold held a deep interest in her family and friends who treasure the memory of her pleasant smile, her congeniality and thoughtfulness. Surviving are the husband, Clarence E. and 9-year-old son, Larry Mike, of the home; her mother, Mrs. Estes (Mary) Williams, 215 N. Second Street, Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Plumb, Sunflower, Kan., Mrs. Ellen Daly, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth Parks, Calhoun; four brothers, Philip and Russell of Kansas City, Mo., John Estes, Gruver, Tex., and Paul of Windsor; a number of other relatives and many friends.

ARNOLD, Henry Glen
1903-2000
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2000 - Henry Glen Arnold was born December 30, 1903, at Jerico Springs, son of John S. and Georgia Belle Mears Arnold. He died Friday, December 1, 2000, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was married to the former Louise Russell. She preceded him in death in 1987. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton. He was the oldest active deacon at the church. He was the owner/operator of a chicken hatchery. He was very instrumental in getting the Clinton Senior Center established. A brother, Herbert Arnold, also preceded him in death. Among survivors are a niece, Juanita Penney, Defiance, Ohio; several great-nephews and a friend and caregiver Alice Fleming, Clinton. Funeral services were held December 5. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ARNOLD, Henry Jonas
1860-1928
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Henry Jonas Arnold has born February 19, 1860, on a farm four miles northeast of where the town of Deepwater now stands. He departed this life at his home in Deepwater April 3, 1928, at the age of 68 years, one month and 15 days. He was the second son of Isaac and Sarah Arnold, the first son, William Columbus, dying in infancy. The father, a Confederate soldier, lost his life at the Battle of Lone Jack, leaving his wife and two little boys, Jonas and Jeff, mere babies. The mother was a daughter of Uncle Harry Dunning. Brave-hearted and true, she reared her sons to honorable upright manhood. On October 30, 1889, Henry Jonas Arnold was united in marriage to Miss Sallie Heard, and to this union six children were born. Three died in early childhood, and a daughter, Agnes, the wife of Edward Martie, passed to the Life Beyond 13 years ago. The other two children, John and Sarah, survive him, together with his devoted wife, his brother J. D. Arnold, and his half-brother J. H. Dunning, of Deepwater. After his marriage, he resided on his farm northeast of Deepwater until about 23 years ago when he moved into town that his children might have better school advantages, keeping up the work of the farm until about a year ago when his health was such as to make this impossible. His health gradually declined with the months until the end came when he passed peacefully away into the rest which God has provided for those who love Him. Mr. Arnold was converted and joined the Deepwater Baptist church thirty years ago, and as long as his health permitted was faithful in attendance of the services, and always ready to serve his Lord and his church. He bore his affliction very patiently, but in the midst of it all he looked forward to the time when he would be free from the sufferings of the flesh and be with his Savior in that Home on High where suffering and sorrow are to be no more. He was a dutiful son, a kind brother, a devoted husband, an affectionate father, a good friend - a real Christian gentleman. His character was above reproach. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Billie Dunning Cemetery. Beautiful flowers gave silent testimony to the esteem in which he was held.

ARNOLD, James B.
1825-1900
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 10 1900 - J. B. Arnold, one of Henry County's pioneers, died at his home in Clinton Wednesday night at the age of 75. He was a native to Kentucky, coming to this county at the close of the war, from Pike county, where he was in the merchandising business and also ran a blacksmith shop. Funeral at the Christian church and remains laid to rest in Englewood.

ARNOLD, Jefferson Davis Jr. "J.D."
1933-2003
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2003 - Jefferson Davis "J.D." Arnold II, 69, Oak Grove, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003, at Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30, at Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Burial will be Sunday, August 31, at the Paul Cemetery, Huntingdale. He was born December 24, 1933, in Deepwater, the son of Jefferson Davis Sr. and Mary Lucinda (Cable) Arnold. He was a graduate of Clinton High School Class of 1953. He married JoAnn McSpadden December 9, 1955, and she died March 23, 1999. He was an Army veteran. He had been employed by GM Fairfax Division and was a member of the U.A.W., retiring in 1993 after 31 years of employment. His survivors include a son, Jay Arnold of Fredricksburg, Texas; two daughters, Cinda Shrout and Linda Arnold, both of Oak Grove; a brother, Edward Arnold of Monroe, Wisconsin; two sisters, LaVawn Ford of Pleasant Hill and Mary Robertson of North Kansas City; six grandchildren, Steven Shrout, Luke Shrout, Mallory Arnold, Emily Shrout, Jason Arnold and Hallie Jo Arnold.

ARNOLD, JoAnn McSPADDEN
1937-1999
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. JoAnn McSpadden Arnold, 61, Oak Grove, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs. She was born December 6, 1937, in Henry County. She was a resident of Oak Grove for 36 years. She was a member of the Faith and Joy Family Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence McSpadden in 1984. She is survived by her mother, Daisy McSpadden of Leeton; her husband, J. D. Arnold of Oak Grove; two brothers, Kent McSpadden of Liberty and Charles McSpadden of Hiawatha, Kansas; three children, Jay Arnold, Cinda Shrout and Linda Arnold, all of Oak Grove, and six grandchildren.

ARNOLD, John H.
1928-2012
Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens Cemetery, Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 27 2012 - John H. Arnold, 83, Shawnee, KS, passed away peacefully July 21, 2012, in the loving presence of his family at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Born Sept. 27, 1928, to Robert and Roxie (Houtchens) Arnold, near Deepwater, John was a Depression-era Missouri farm boy, an Army Veteran of the Korean War, who fought at the intense three-week battle at the Chosin Reservoir, a Safeway truck driver for 37 years and a man called by God to preach the gospel in a pulpit career that spanned 35 years. Pastor John was ordained in 1967 at London Heights Baptist Church in Kansas City, KS, and he ministered at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Weston, First Baptist Church of Greenwood in Shawnee and Victory Baptist Church in Tonganoxie, KS. His compassion to see people brought to the saving grace of Jesus Christ affected many souls over the decades. John leaves behind his wife of nearly 63 years, Bea; his son and daughter-in- law, John and Laurie Arnold; his son, Keith Arnold, and his grandsons, Richard (wife Carlene) and Corey Arnold, all of Shawnee. He is also survived by his brother Robert Arnold of Clinton; sister, Rose Zella Adams, husband Charlie, Harrisonville; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gene and Florence Wisner of Blue Springs, along with many nephews and nieces. Services Wednesday, July 25, at Amos Family Funeral Home, Shawnee. John will be laid to rest in a private family graveside service at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens in western Shawnee.

ARNOLD, Lizzie Annette YORK
1854-1888
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 8 1888 - Mrs. George Arnold departed this life September 5, after being confined to her bed many weary months with consumption, watched over by husband, mother and devoted friends. Her maiden name was Lizzie York and she was born April 6, 1854 in Kankakee City, Ill. and married Geo. Arnold October 5, 1873. Leaves a husband, mother and two children in this city, one sister in Chicago and two in Kansas City to grieve her departure. Remains laid away in Englewood.

ARNOLD, Margaret Ellen "Maggie" MORELAND
1857-1926
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Margaret Ellen Moreland was born March 25, 1857, in Maries county. She died at her home, October 24, 1926, at the age of 69 years and 7 months. She was unite din marriage to Edgar P. Arnold April 29, 1875, who preceded her in death in 1901. To this union were born nine children - Ora Ellen, dying in infancy and John R., died at the age of 14. The seven children living are: Frank who lived with his mother; Charles and Emmett living near Clinton; Mrs. Charles Correll near Urich; Herbert near Blairstown; Fred and Harry at Richmond, Cal. All the children were present during her illness except Fred, it being impossible for him to come. There were four grandchildren; Mrs. Everett Carver preceding her in death. The others are: Edgar Arnold, Edward Correll and Raymond Arnold. During her illness she called her children to her bedside and said to them: "I have tried to teach you to be good and hope you will continue to be so." She then gave them her blessings in a sad farewell. Mrs. Arnold united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Mt. Carmel, in early womanhood and developed a beautiful Christian character. She was a loving mother and loved by all who knew her. Her illness lasted about three weeks and she bore her intense suffering with great patience and knew her children and friends to the last. All that loving children, kind physicians, a devoted nurse and faithful friends could do was done to relieve her suffering, but all in vain, as Jesus had seen best to call her home. Funeral services were conducted at her home Tuesday, October 26th. Burial in Englewood.

ARNOLD, Margaret Frances KING
1927-2011
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 9 2011 - Margaret F. Arnold, 83, Clinton, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 11 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Margaret was born September 18, 1927 in Clinton, the daughter of James P. and Ida Mae (Hamilton) King. She was married to Robert D. Arnold, who survives of the home. She was a homemaker. She was also a member of Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. Margaret is survived by her husband Robert of the home; three sons, Robert E. Arnold of Kansas City, Kansas, Larry G. Arnold of Mansfield, Ohio, and Charles L. Arnold of Harrisonville; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

ARNOLD, Mary Lillie BAILEY
1904-2002
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 8 2002 - Mary Lillie Arnold, daughter of John T. Bailey and Lina E. Green, was born December 18, 1904, in Henry County, and died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at the age of 97 years, two months and 16 days at Adrian Manor Nursing Home in Adrian. In 1921, she married James Francis Arnold. She is survived by three sons and four daughters, Clarence Arnold of Oak Grove, Thomas R. Arnold and Charles A. Arnold, both of Adrian, Lillie Mitchell of Marietta, Georgia, Leona Hill of Adrian, Florence Cunningham of Butler and Irene Williams of Manila, Arkansas; 36 grandchildren, 101 great-grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; three stepdaughters; two sons, James Franklin and Kenneth Eugene; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9 at the Underwood Steinbeck Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

ARNOLD, Nancy Emily HUTCHISON
1830-1921
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - 91 years ago Nancy Emily Hutchison was born in a brick structure nestled in the fertile valley of Dix river in Lincoln county, near Crab Orchard Springs, Ky. She was there reared to young womanhood. Her father died when she was four years old, leaving her mother with a large family of children and a number of slaves to look after and oversee. I've often heard her speak of her mother's rare intellect and skill in managing her household. While the negroes did all the hard work each member of the family had a task l aid off early in the morning, such as knitting, embroidering, sewing, etc., which must be accomplished during the day, reserving reasonable time for rest and pleasure. She was placed in a select school under the management of her brother-in-law, where she received a fair education in books and art. Her life up to 18 short years was spent in usefulness mixed with sweet pleasures that come to the innocent young. Then we have the second epoch. James B. Arnold, who lived in the blue grass regions near Lexington, road over horseback, followed by his valet and there was a wedding. The youthful pair received their apportionment and started west to Independence, Mo., but the river being low they stopped in Ashley, Pike county to wait until spring when the river would be navigable, but their uncle, Jack Bryant, persuaded them to stay, where Mr. Arnold engaged in the mercantile business and blacksmithing until the Civil War. They sold everything on credit and men went to war leaving their bills unpaid, which left the Arnolds with an experience many others meet during life. After that they traded their property in Ashley for a farm 4 miles west of Clinton, where they raised their family and kept them until they were all married. We have heard different ones speak of the good times they have had at the pleasant, hospitable home of the J. B. Arnold's. After they were left alone they sold their farm and bought small property in Clinton, placing the rest of the money in Salmon's Bank. Mr. Arnold was elected Justice of the Peace and was serving his fellow citizens at the time of his death. After that, Mrs. Arnold made her home with her children and visiting other relatives. While she had met with adversity and trials of which none of us escape, her mind always dwelt on the sweet, pleasant things of life and eliminated those that would make us sad. She had passed through different wars, her oldest brother having been in the Mexican war. In the late World War two grandsons and one great grandson served their country - Herbert Arnold, Clinton, Mo.; James Adkins, Kansas City, Mo.; Harlow Summers, Kokomo, Ind. The last years of her life were spent under the care of her widowed daughter, Mrs. Mattie Adkins of LaDue, who supplied every want and need, eased every pain that was possible. We have never seen such ministering. Mrs. Arnold seemed to forget the present and talked and dwelt on the past. She had pictures of her childhood home taken in recent years, which home has been kept in the family except for a period when Gov. Fancis' father bought it and lived there, after which it went back to Mrs. Arnold's nephew. She also had the picture of the house in which her mother was born, still in fine condition, built in 1785; has port holes that were made to protect them from Indians. It is sad to know we will never see her dear old face any more, but death came and our Lord took her unto himself. She was laid in beautiful Englewood, Sunday, Aug. 14, 1921. She leaves her children - Mrs. Laura Summers, Kokomo, Ind.,; Louis Arnold, Jerico Springs, Mo.; Henry Arnold, Roswell, N. M.; John Arnold, Clinton; Mrs. Mattie Adkins, LaDue; George Arnold, Pasadena, Calif.; Mrs. Lillian Settles, Los Angeles, Calif.

ARNOLD, Naomi FURCHT
1908-1998
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Naomi Furcht Arnold, 89, Clinton, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born October 3, 1908, in Tracy, in Platte County, the daughter of Perry A. and Cora Furcht. She attended Cottey College and graduated from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. She was a school teacher and taught a number of years in rural schools. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton and the Missouri State Retired Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Harry P. Furcht, and one sister, Ruth Richeson. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 30, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ARNOLD, Roberta Ann FLOYD
1950-2010
Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Mrs. Roberta Ann Arnold of Urich, Missouri was born October 18, 1950 in Springfield, Missouri the daughter of Melton Delbert Floyd and Pauline Horn her loving mother figure. She departed this life on Monday, June 21, 2010 at her home in Urich at the age of 59 years, 8 months and 3 days. On February 19, 1968, Roberta was united in marriage to Bobby Lee Arnold in Independence, Missouri. Roberta was a homemaker. She lived a simple life and her greatest enjoyment was being around her family and grandchildren. Roberta liked the outdoors, mowing and gardening and taking care of her 2 poodles, Lily and Pepper. She had lived in Blue Springs, Missouri before moving to Urich in 2003. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Smith. Roberta is survived by her husband, Bobby L. Arnold of the home; a son, Bobby Leroy Arnold and wife, Kim, Branson, Missouri; a daughter, Michelle Thorburn and husband, Kevin, Creighton, Missouri; five grandchildren, Tyler, Cheyenne, Dustin, Paige and Alyson; three brothers, Dwayne Floyd, Grove, Oklahoma, Herschel Floyd and Kenneth Floyd both of Independence, Missouri; a sister, Delpha Taylor, Independence, Missouri; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri. Cremation with inurnment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

ARNOLD, Roxie E.
1902-2002
Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2002 - Roxie E. Arnold, 100, Harrisonville, died May 8, 2002, at Golden Years Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery on Saturday, May 11. Mrs. Arnold was born in Clinton on March 9, 1902. She was a seamstress for Kansas City Boys Wear. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Arnold, on December 9, 1965. Survivors include sons, John H. Arnold of Shawnee, Kansas, and Robert D. Arnold of Clinton; daughter, Rose Adames of Harrisonville; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

ARNOTE, Jo Gwen
1953-2011
Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2011 - Jo Gwen Arnote, 57, of Clinton died Friday, June 10 at her home. Memorial services will be Tuesday, June 28 at the Blue Ridge Baptist Church, Kansas City, with inurnment in the Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Missouri. Joe was born in Princeton, Missouri the daughter of Garland and Lelia (Woodward) Arnote. She was employed as a storeroom manager for the Kansas City Fire Department before retiring. Jo is survived by two daughters, Cindy Valdepena and Melissa Jones of Blue Springs, and one brother, Randy Arnote of Kansas City.

ARNSPIGER, Carmelita Henrietta PICO
1906-1999
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carmelita H. Arnspiger, 92, Clinton, died early Thursday morning, June 3, 1999, at the Westwood Nursing Center. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Survivors include one daughter, Louise Unsell of Clinton; 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Saturday, June 5. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

ARTHUR, Anna B. McCARTY
1911-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Anna B Arthur, of Sedalia, MO, died Sep 25, 2007, at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia. She was born Dec 2, 1911, in Windsor, MO, the daughter of Frank and Mamie Fryer McCarty. In Aug of 1966, at Community Christian Church in Kansas City, MO, she was married to Lester A Arthur, who preceded her in death in 1993. Mrs. Arthur was raised and educated in Windsor. She attended Oak Grove Grade School and was a graduate of Windsor High School. She worked for Lake City Ordinance as an ammunition inspector during World War II. She worked for Emery, Byrd and Thayer Department Store in Kansas City, MO, and later returned as a government inspector at Lake City Ordinance, where she continued to work until her retirement. She was a member of Community Christian Church in Kansas City, MO and most recently a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church in Sedalia. Her other memberships included Christian Women's Fellowship, honorary Diaconate Emeritus at Community Christian Church, AARP, Golden Key Club, the Federal Government Worker's Association, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and past member of Eastgate Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining and family. She always made friends wherever she went. Surviving are a step-son, Ron Arthur, of Raymore, MO; two step-daughters, Evelyn Wooliver and husband Jessie and Alma June Hill and husband Bob; two brothers, Ray McCarty, of Gilbertsville, KY and Robert McCarty and wife Mary, of Sedalia, MO; several nieces and nephews; and numerous step-grandchildren, great and great-great- grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a step-son; and four brothers, Kenneth McCarty, Milton McCarty, Frank McCarty, Jr and Ralph McCarty.

ARTHUR, Barrett Ellsworth
1919-1998
Fairview Cemetery, Buford, Baxter Co, AR
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Barrett Ellsworth Arthur died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at his home near Chilhowee, at the age of 78 years, six months and two days. He was born December 21, 1919, in Buffalo, Kansas, the son of Ross M. and Laura A. Adams Arthur. Barrett's father retired as postal clerk in Dexter, settling onthe beautiful banks of the Buffalo River in Northern Arkansas. Barrett attended Junior College in Eldorado, Kansas. On September 29, 1940, in Buford, Arkansas, he married Ida Lou Knight. They lived in Springfield where he was a member of the High Street Baptist Church and moved to Chilhowee in 1972. He was a member of the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Mr. Arthur was a food inspector for the USDA for 20 years, retiring in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Ida Lou, of the home; one son, Ron Arthur, Chilhowee; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald L. and Lessie M. Thompson, Lee's Summit. He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Cortland Arthur. Funeral services were held Friday, June 26, at Fairview Methodist Church in Buford, Arkansas. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

ARTHUR, Chloe Lois Ann NICKELL
1945-2008
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 8 2008 - Chloe Lois Ann Nickell Arthur was born August 17, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Victor and Josephine Nickell. She died Saturday, February 2, 2008, at St. John's Hospital, Joplin. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Calvin Leslie; one brother Lowell Smith Jr. Survivors include one son Robert Hummell, Holt Summit, Lisa Harder, Joplin, Lora Ann Coke, Mexico; one brother Thomas Nickell and wife Ann, Alabama, one sister Vicky O'Farrell, Montrose; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Monday, February 11, at Lowry City Cemetery.

ARTHUR, DeWayne Everette
1930-2003
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 30 2003 - DeWayne Everette Arthur, son of David Eugene and Stella Adelia (Irminger) Arthur, was born June 21, 1930, in rural Clay County, southeast of Smithville, and died June 10, 2003 at his home in Clinton. At a young age he moved with his parents to a farm east of Paradise, also in Clay County, where he grew to adulthood. DeWayne graduated from Smithville High School in 1948. He attended the University of Missouri College of Agriculture for two years, receiving an Associate Degree in Agricultural Engineering. On June 29, 1951, he married Mildred Pearl Deardorff at Hoover Christian Church in Platte County. To this union were born three sons, Ronald Glen Arthur, Merle DeWayne Arthur and Bryan Hill Arthur. DeWayne, Mildred and family lived in rural Platte County and Clay County until 1960 when his employment with Kansas City Power and Light took them to Henry County, west of Clinton, where they lived the remainder of their lives. DeWayne spent his entire working career of 39 years with Kansas City Power and Light Company, retiring in 1990. He was an instrument technician until he became supervisor of the technical group for 11 years. He enjoyed his work very much. DeWayne and Mildred purchased a farm and enjoyed raising cattle. He and Mildred both loved the farm life. He accepted Christ at an early age and attended the Clinton Christian Church where he was active and was an elder for many years and past chairman of the board. He served on the Board of Directors of the Truman water District for many years. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years; three sons and their spouses, Ron and Peggy of Clinton, Merle and Debbie of Parkville, Bryan and Brenda of Hanover, Minnesota, and six grandchildren, Amanda and husband Chad Todd, Tom, Will, Ian, Tyler and Emily Arthur. Also surviving are a sister, Betty Jean Arthur, Gladstone; a brother, Lawrie and wife Willene, Parkville, and a loving extended family and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church, Clinton, on Friday, June 13. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ARTHUR, Ida Lou KNIGHT
1921-2005
Fairview Cemetery, Buford, Baxter Co, AR
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 20 2005 - Ida Arthur, 84, Chilhowee, died Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 22, at the Fairview United Methodist Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. She was born March 14, 1921, in Baxter County, Arkansas, daughter of John Van and Martha Daisy Smith Knight. She married Barrett E. Arthur March 29, 1940, at Buford, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and also had worked at Clothes Post in Clinton. In her early years she was very active in 4-H. Later in life she made crafts, taught ceramics and always had several exhibits in the Chilhowee Fair. Her parents, husband, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Ron Arthur, Chilhowee; one sister Lessie Thompson, Lee's Summit, and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.

ARTHUR, Mildred Pearl DEARDORFF
1931-2010
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 8 2010 - Mildred Pearl Arthur was born on August 4, 1931, in Platte County, the daughter of Hill and Pearl (Grafton) Deardorff. She died January 22, 2010, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 78 years. Mildred graduated from Smithville High School in 1949. She married DeWayne E. Arthur on June 29, 1951, at Hoover Christian Church in Platte County. DeWayne preceded her in death on June 10, 2003. They lived in Smithville and in rural Platte County before moving to Clinton in 1960. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church where she served as an elder, past chairman of the board and in many other capacities. She was a 4-H leader for 40 years in the Willow Branch 4-H Club, served on the Extension Council and worked several years as a county 4-H youth assistant. She served on the Osage Valley Electric Round-Up Board and on the board of the Truman Water District No. 2. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Hill and Pearl Deardorff, and her husband, DeWayne Arthur. She is survived by her three sons, Ron Arthur and wife Peggy, Clinton, Merle Arthur and wife Debbie, Parkville, and Bryan Arthur and wife Brenda, Hanover, Minnesota; two sisters, Wanda Bryant of Smithville and Gladys Harris and husband Ben, Platte City; brother-in-law, Lawrie Arthur and wife Willene of Kansas City; sister-in-law Betty Jean Arthur of Gladstone; seven grandchildren, Amanda Todd and husband Chad, Tom, Will Ian, Tyler, Emily and Claire Arthur, and one great-granddaughter Peyton Todd. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church, Clinton, on Monday, January 25. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

ARTIST, Daisy Ann SERSEY
1936-2004
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2004 - Daisy Ann Artist was born April 25, 1936, the fourth child of Amos J. and Goldie L. Brown Sersey, in Clinton and departed this life October 26, 2004, at her home. Daisy lived her entire life in the Clinton area and graduated from Clinton High School in 1955. On December 24, 1953, she was united in marriage to Earl F. Artist and to this union two sons were born, Everett E. in 1956 and Robert W. in 1959. Daisy always felt more at home outdoors than she did indoors. Being an avid hunter and fisherman brought her much pleasure and a love of outdoors that she shared with her family. Also being a housewife, mother and grandmother, along with taking care of the farm, the cattle, and all the pets and other small animals, were the joys of her life. In her earlier years, she enjoyed showing and training horses and always especially took pride in her horse Vanity, which she showed the most and probably was her favorite. Daisy also loved having her family all get together for dinner time. Whether for holidays, a special celebration or just because she wanted to try a new recipe. She will always be remembered for her homemade rolls and desserts, as they were a favorite. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends, but remembered fondly by the thought of her smile and the memory of her laugh. And as her husband Earl said, "An all-around great gal." She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Earl F., of the home; two sons, Everett E. Artist and his wife Susie, Clinton, and Robert W. Artist and his wife Janine, Clinton; three grandchildren, Angela L., Heather D., and Michelle L. Artist, all of Clinton; one brother, Amos G. Sersey and his wife Carlene, Clinton; seven nephews; extended family and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Juanita Silvers and Lois Goth, and two brothers-in-law, Bob Silvers and Joseph Goth. Funeral services were held at Sickman-Dunning Chapel on Friday, October 29. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ARTRIP, Earnest C.
1940-2009
Artrip Cemetery, Finney, Russell Co, VA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 17 2009 - Earnest C. Artrip, 68, rural Windsor, died Saturday evening, August 15, 2009, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born in Cleveland, Virginia, on October 17, 1940, the son of Kyle and Edith Musick Artrip. He grew up in Virginia and was inducted into the United States Army on July 27, 1961, received his basic training and was stationed at Ft. Leonard/Wood, Missouri. Following his discharge on July 26, 1963, he made his home in the Kansas City area where he was employed as a union laborer working on construction sites throughout the area. On July 21, 1984, he was married to Karen Ann Ebeling in Lincoln. Following their marriage they made their home on a farm west of Lincoln. He continued to work construction jobs until retiring in 1987. Earnest was preceded in death by his parents and two children, Carol Sue and Ernie Artrip. He is survived by his wife Karen of the home; two sisters, Wilma Sutherland and Nancy Breeding and her husband Pete, Cleveland, Virginia; stepchildren, Daniel and Shari White, Lebanon, Cheryl and Dennis Roberts, Lee's Summit, Randy and Amy White, Clinton, Scott White, Windsor, Amanda and Quintin Gates, Mora, Theresa Beatty, of the state of New York; seven granddaughters; one grandson; a niece Amy, and a nephew Adam Breeding, both of Virginia, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday morning, August 18, at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial will be at the Artrip Cemetery in Cleveland, Virginia.

ARWOOD, Betty Lou WADE
1933-2010
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 7 2010 - Betty Lou Arwood, 77, Chilhowee, died Friday morning, May 28, 2010, at her home. She was born February 6, 1933, in Shawnee Mound, the daughter of John Ballenger Wade and Louise May (Callen) Wade. On May 22, 1954, in Shawnee Mound, she married Donal Eugene Arwood and he preceded her in death in April 1992. Betty worked as an administrative assistant at the University of Missouri Extension, Johnson County, and had also worked at the Farmers Bank of Clinton. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and was a member of the church choir. She was also a member of Sigma, Sigma, Sigma (University of Central Missouri, formerly known as Central Missouri State University), where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management n 1945, then in 1985 she received her Master's of Science degree in Safety Management. She was a 4-H member and leader for many years and a member of Richard's Fun Time Tours. Working in the yard and with her flowers were some things she enjoyed and she also loved to travel. She operated Country Nook Gift and Collectibles for a period of time. Survivors include a son Gary Arwood and his wife Jamie, Chilhowee; a daughter Glenda Pittman and her husband David, Lee's Summit; five grandchildren, April LaFarge and her husband Travis, Mike Arwood, Chris Arwood and his wife Tracey, Jennifer Hess and her husband Steven, and John Pittman; six great-grandchildren, Alexis, Kanden, Jordan, Ashlyn, James and Corbin. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Rosamond Barton. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 2, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Shawnee Mound Cemetery.

ARWOOD, Donal Eugene
1930-1992
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Donal Eugene Arwood, 61, Chilhowee, died Monday, April 20, 1992, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born August 26, 1930, near Warrensburg, the son of Ernest and Frances Cowan Arwood. On May 22, 1954, he married Betty Lou Wade at Shawnee Mound, where they later made their home. He served in the Air Force and was a retired weight inspector for the state of Missouri. Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou, of the home; one daughter, Glenda Pittman, Lee's Summit, and one son, Gary Arwood, Chilhowee; two brothers, Lee Arwood, Leeton, and Melvin Arwood, Lebanon; two sisters, Shirley Martin, Grandview and Donna Snare of Blue Springs; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One sister, Edna Arwood as well as his parents, preceded him in death. He was always ready to help others whenever he could, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 24, 1992, Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Henry County.

ARWOOD, Edgar Lee
1926-1998
Adams Memorial Cemetery, Bristle Ridge Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edgar Lee Arwood, 72, Leeton, died Monday, September 14, 1998, at the Western Missouri Medical Center. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 17 at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Adams Cemetery. Mr. Arwood was born January 2, 1926, in Holden, the son of Ernest Edgar and Frances (Cowan) Arwood. He was married to Myrtle E. Thompson in Knob Noster on May 25, 1948, and she survives at their home. He had worked at the Goodall and later the Swisher Mower Companies and was a farmer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Jerry Arwood of Leeton, Roger Arwood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, James Arwood and Randy Arwood, both of Warrensburg; three daughters, Joy Mistele of Peculiar, Sue Williams of Malta Bend and Patsy Wilson of Clinton; two sisters, Shirley Martin of Grandview and Donna Snare of Independence; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

ARWOOD, Gladys Lucille WHITEMAN
1915-1991
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lucille Arwood, 76, Warrensburg, died August 16, 1991, at the home. She was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. Mrs. Arwood was a member of the Centerview Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Russell A. Arwood, Centerview, and Larry W. Arwood, Paola, Kansas; a daughter, Helen Spin, Laurel, Md.; two brothers, Marvin Whiteman, Kingsville, and William Whiteman, Hale; five sisters, Dorothy Arnold, Margaret Olson and Opal Talley of Holden, Cora Thomason, Warrensburg, and Dolly Lyman, Phoenix; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren Services were Monday at the Sweeney-Phillips Chapel, Warrensburg, with burial in the Holden Cemetery.

ARWOOD, Jesse Alonzo Jr.
1923-1996
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jesse A. Arwood, Jr., 73, died Saturday, August 17, 1996, at Ellett Hospital in Appleton City. Mr. Arwood was the son of Jesse Alonzo and Emma (Haun) Arwood, Sr., and was born March 6, 1923 in Chilhowee. He grew up in Johnson County where he lived most of his life. He was married to Mary Mott June 16, 1944, in San Diego, California, and to this union two children were born. In August 1944 he was inducted into the Army, serving his country during World War II. After returning home, he worked as a surveyor for most of his life. He was a member of the First Christian Church and belonged to the Elks Lodge in Warrensburg. He was an outstanding cook, his specialty being barbecued brisket. He was also an accomplished outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Adrian Arwood, and two sisters, Margaret Craig and Sarah Arwood. Survivors include his wife Mary, of the home; his son Randy Arwood and wife Wendy, his daughter Pam Arwood, one grandson Kyle R. Arwood and one stepdaughter, Amie Neal, all of Appleton City. Graveside services will be Tuesday August 20 at the Appleton City Cemetery. The Appleton City VFW Post will have military services.

ARWOOD, Mary C. MOTT
1925-2006
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Appleton City MO - Mary C. Arwood, daughter of Charles Thomas and Vallie D. Mott, was born March 10, 1925 in the great state of Texas where she and her sisters Charlye and Joy and brother Bob were raised. She died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas, at the age of 81. Following her senior year in school Mary and her best friend Wanda June, went to San Diego, California where Mary met Jesse A. Arwood Jr. They were joined in marriage on June 16, 1944 and to this union two children were born. Mary and Jesse settled in Missouri after World War II. They lived most of their lives in Warrensburg. However they had a four-year jot in Texas in the 50's and a ten-year Dallas-Tulsa adventure in the 80's. They retired in Leeton, Missouri. In 1995 Mary and Jesse moved to Appleton City where they remained the rest of their lives. As a child, Mary was an excellent basketball player and was a member of her school's team. She was a fabulous cook and owned and operated three restaurants in her lifetime. She enjoyed fishing and junking and dealt in antiques and collectibles for over 40 years. Her shops in Warrensburg offered antique linens and rare and unusual items. Her favorite thing was searching for them with her family and special friends. She and Jess were members of the First Christian Church in Warrensburg, Missouri. Preceding Mary in death were her parents, her husband, one sister Joy Hebert and one brother Bob Mott. Survivors include her two children Pamela J. Arwood and Randy J. Arwood and wife Wendy all of Appleton City; one sister Charlye D. Becker of Largo Florida; one step-granddaughter Amie Neal of Appleton City and one grandson, Kyle Arwood of Appleton City. Funeral services were Friday, May 12, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

ARWOOD, Pamela Joy
1948-2011
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 7 2011 - Pamela Joy Arwood, daughter of Jesse L. and Mary C. (Mott) Arwood, was born August 12, 1948 in Warrensburg. Following her senior year in high school, Pamela enrolled in the music program at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri. She majored in instrumental music with an emphasis in trombone. She received her BME in instrumental/vocal music in 1972. A few years later Pamela received her Master's of Arts in Music Education from Central Missouri State University. After college Pamela went to New York City and was involved in Musical productions for a few years before returning to Missouri and starting her teaching career. Pamela had many interests in her life; she liked watching tennis, collecting stamps and glassware, traveling and shopping. Pamela truly loved her church family and working with the choir. Preceding Pamela in death were her parents and many aunts and uncles. Survivors include two aunts, Charlye Becker of Largo, Florida, and Donna Mott of Clinton; a brother Randy J. Arwood and wife Wendy, Appleton City; nephew Kyle Arwood of Appleton City; step-niece Amie Sieleman and husband Terry and their three children of Appleton City and numerous friends. Funeral services will be at Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City on Thursday, June 9. Interment will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

ASBURY, Cecil S.
1940-2013
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 6 2013 - Cecil S. Asbury. On Nov. 28, 2013, my dad left this world to join his beloved Elva Perry in Heaven. He was born the son of John Arnold and Maude Laura Asbury in Ghetto, West Virginia, on April 21, 1940. He was one of 10 children. He is survived by his two daughters, Verecia Long of Clinton and Vereeia Willis of Kansas, City, Kansas; six grandchildren Venecia Willis of Chicago, Illinois, Dakota Gregg of Clinton, Brieanna Willis of Colorado, Ciryial Cloughley of Kansas City and Dominic and Veresia Cloughley of Clinton and one great-granddaughter, Dajsha LeAnn Asbury of St. Louis; three brothers, John Jr. Asbury of Kansas City, Claude Asbury and wife, Pat, Odessa, Tommy Asbury and wife, Susie; West Virginia; three sisters Mildred Taylor of Richmond, Virginia, Shirley Jean Downs of Mississippi, and Carol Sue Brooks of Pinville, West Virginia, and numerous nieces and nephews from all around. My dad cherished spending time with family. After retirement, my dad moved to Deepwater and it was there he truly began the second stage of his life. He spent much time at the lake with friends. In 2013, he joined the American Legion, Legion Riders. He had a passion for motorcycles and enjoyed being a part of such a wonderful group. My dad will be missed and has touched the lives of so many. This world will not be the same without him. Dad, I love you and will see you again.

ASBURY, Dorothy Louise ADAMSON
1906-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Louise Asbury, 88, Chilhowee, died October 21, 1994, at the Ridgecrest Nursing Center in Warrensburg. Cremation. Mrs. Asbury was born July 4, 1906, in Hamburg, Iowa, the daughter of John and Jesse Belle (Judge) Adamson. She worked as an LPN at the Walnut Nursing Home in Kansas City for 47 years, retiring in 1965. She is survived by two sons, Chester R. King, Sr., Clinton, and Roy Asbury, Leeton; one daughter, Sally Nunnelly, Independence; 25 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

ASBURY, Elsie May BURGESS
1906-1997
Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, DeWitt Co, IL
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elsie May Asbury, daughter of Pierce and Ida Bell (Crabtree) Burgess, was born August 13, 1906, in Cooper, Kentucky, and died September 17, 1997, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, at the age of 91 years. Mrs. Asbury had lived in Clinton, Illinois, before moving to Clinton, Missouri. She was married to Ambie Asbury, who preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Aleen Raines of Clinton; two sisters, Helen Roach of New Castle, Indiana, and Dorothy Goldey, also of New Castle; four grandchildren, Carol Whitehead of Clinton, Charles E. Raines of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Karen Koons of Allen, Texas, and Kenneth Raines of Lane, Illinois, as well as 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, September 20. Graveside services were held in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Illinois, on Monday, September 22.

ASH, Ernest James
1933-1993
Cable Ridge Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ernest Ash, 60, Windsor, died Friday morning, July 30, 1993 at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia. He was born March 15, 1933 in Segrade, Mo., son of Melford T. and Mabel Cline Ash. On November 10, 1952, in Harrison, Ark., he married Jo Ann Jarvis who survives of the home. He is also survived by two daughters, Sharon Knight, Clinton, Rhonda Dick, Windsor; two sons, John Ash and Jim Ash, Windsor; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; his mother, Mabel Cline Keaton, Warsaw; four brothers and two sisters; two stepbrothers and three stepsisters. Mr. Ash was a self-employed carpenter and part owner of ACH Construction in Windsor. He also worked for McDowell Tire Co. and Phillips Propane in Warsaw before retiring in 1986 due to failing health. Never letting his illness get him down, he was always willing to help others. Friends and relatives could always count on his advice when they needed help with mechanical work or building projects. In the last two months, he was able to help his daughter, Rhonda, build her cafe. "Ernie" was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was always ready to head down to the lake. You could always count on eating fresh mushrooms in the spring and crappie or catfish whenever he went fishing. Funeral services were Monday, August 2, at Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was at Cable Ridge Cemetery, Climax Springs.

ASH, Robert Charles
1932-2007
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 4 2007 - Robert Charles Ash died May 2, 2007, at the age of 74 at his home in Clinton. Surviving are his wife G. Pauline, and a brother Billy Lee Ash, Harrisonville. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Naydean Mahaffie Ash. He was born July 15, 1932, near Pleasant Hill. He graduated from Central High School in Kansas City and attended Kansas City Business College. Robert married G. Pauline Hamblin January 14, 1962. They resided in Overland Park, Kansas, before moving to Clinton in 1995. He was manager of Steve's Shoes on the Landing for 20 years. He then worked as a sales representative for the Eureka Company, retiring in 1989. Robert was an avid bowler and averaged 195/198 and had an 803 series. He served as president and past president of the Kansas City Missouri Bowling Association and was a director in the American Bowling Congress for Kansas City and surrounding area for seven years. He was president of the Landing Merchants Association for eight years, member of the Landing Optimist Club, a lifetime member of Optimist International, president of Nottingham Downs Home Association. Robert's hobby was his home and working in his yard. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ASHER, Mabel C.
1901-1996
Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mabel C. Asher, 95, Osceola, formerly of Kansas City, died Saturday, April 27, 1996, at her son's home near Osceola. Mrs. Asher was born in Thayer, and was a longtime Kansas City resident before moving to Osceola in 1992. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 30, at the Brooking Cemetery, Kansas City. Burial will be in the Brooking Cemetery.

ASHER, Peggy CLAYTON
1941-2011
Peggy Asher, 70, of Windsor, Missouri, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., died Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. She was born October 13, 1941, in Corning, Arkansas, the daughter of Ersal Edward Clayton and Viola Vernice (Henderson) Clayton. On June 27, 1958, in St. Louis, Mo., she married James Gary Asher and he survives of the home. Peggy was a homemaker and enjoyed doing crafts, boating and fishing and spending time with her family. In addition to her husband, Peggy is survived by a son, Jimmy Asher and his wife Ruth, Fenton, Mo.; a daughter, Sandra Bieberly, Windsor, Mo.; 9 grandchildren, Kym Ash; Megan Asher; Tina Asher; Jessie Lucas; Michael Asher; Christopher Asher; Lisa Lall; Robert Lall; Javada Crestwell; 2 great-grandchildren, Gunnar Ash; Kaylee Asher; 2 brothers, Edward Clayton, Arnold, Mo.; Thomas Clayton, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by a son, David Asher, and a sister, Deborah Ogle. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 8, at the Fey Funeral Home, Mehlville, Mo. Burial will follow the funeral services at the Shepard Hills Cemetery, Imperial, Mo.

ASHINHURST, Iris Nadine
1929-1941
Shiloh Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thurs, Oct 23 1941 - Nadine Ashinhurst died October 13, 1941, at the Clinton Community Clinic, following an operation Sunday for acute appendicitis. This had been her first attack, and her loved ones had no warning that the Death Angel stood so near. Iris Nadine, young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. Ashinhurst, was born near Fairfield, in Benton County, September 17, 1929, later coming with her family to live near Brownington. She was in the sixth grade of the Brownington School. During her few short years, she was cheerfully obedient and sweet dispositioned, making friends with all. She was her mother's ever-ready assistant about the home, finding tasks to do without having to be told. She was the family's proud cake baker, and enjoyed sewing for her dolls or as readily neatly mending a tear in her own garments. She is survived by heart-broken parents; an older sister, Geraldine; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Crabtree of Warsaw and Mrs. Mary Ashinhurst of lonia, Kansas. Funeral services were conducted at the Brownington Baptist Church on October 15. Burial was at Shiloh, preceded by a short service at the church there.

ASHLEY, Calvin Eugene
1926-1993
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Calvin Eugene Ashley was born June 6, 1926 in Henry County, the son of Gilbert and Anna (Hillbrand) Ashley. He passed away June 5, 1993 at St. John's Regional Heath Center in Springfield, at the age of 66. Mr. Ashley was a veteran of the United States Army. On February 14, 1953, he was married to Darlene Tschabrun, and to this union three children were born. Darlene preceded him in death. On September 14, 1973, Gene married Ruth Elliston. For many years Gene made his home in the Bates City area. He was a power hauler at the Lake City Arsenal for 23 years, retiring in 1988. He is survived by his wife Ruth of the home; two sons, John G. Ashley, Kansas City, and Randall Eugene Ashley, Harrisonville; one daughter, Patricia Lee Culver, Mesa, Az.; his mother, Anna Ashley, Clinton; one brother, Silas Ashley, Independence; four sisters, Kathryn Ashley, Gladstone, Dorothy Ritchie and Lula Calvird, both of Clinton, and Sharon Coffelt, Atwatkee, Az.; two grandsons, Brian Gene Ashley and Eric Eugene Ashley, Harrisonville. He was also preceded in death by his father. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 9, 1993 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ASHLEY, Drew E.
1954-2018
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Drew Ashley, age 64, of Clinton, died on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Drew was born January 1, 1954 to Herbert M. and Joy L. 'Drury' Ashley of Kansas City, MO. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Education. In 1976, Drew began her teaching career in Clinton. While teaching, she continued her education, earning her Master's Degree from the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. Drew taught in the Clinton school system until she retired. Besides her involvement in the Clinton United Methodist Church, Drew enjoyed singing in the Kansas City Women's Chorus, reading and spending time with friends and family. Survivors include her father, Herbert M. Ashley (Lee Ann) of Paducah, KY; a sister, Crystal Hoopes (David) of Lenexa, KS; a nephew and niece, James and Mary Hoopes; the extended Hoopes family; the Kansas City Women's Chorus family; and her Clinton family. Preceding her in death were her mother, Joy L. Ashley; a niece, Allison Hoopes; and two dear friends, Joyce Rife and Jim Stillwell. A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. A private inurnment at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, will follow, at a later date.

ASHLEY, Mary Kathryn
1927-2012
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2012 - Mary Kathryn Ashley, 84, Gladstone, died June 29, 2012, at her home. Graveside services were Monday, July 2, at the Parks Chapel Cemetery, Tightwad. Kathryn was born October 29, 1927, in Tightwad to Gilbert and Anna Ivy Ashley. She worked in the grocery industry, first with Kroger's in Clinton and the Kansas City area and as store manager for Ball's Super Markets of Kansas City, until her retirement in 1992. After retirement she spent countless hours taking care of her lawn and home. Kathryn was preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers, Calvin E. Ashley and Silas E. Ashley, and a sister Lula Calvird. Survivors include her sisters, Dorothy Ritchie and Sharon (Dan) Coffelt, and several nieces and nephews.

ASHLEY, Randall Eugene "Randy"
1957-2013
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 31 2013 - Randall "Randy" Eugene Ashley, 56, Freeman, died at his home on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Randy was born on May 26, 1957, to Calvin Eugene Ashley and Beulah Darlene "Tschabrun" Ashley of Clinton. He worked most of his life for Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Besides his family, his greatest love was fishing. Survivors include two sons, Brian Ashley (Jessica) of Kansas City, KS, and Eric Ashley (Melissa) of Pleasant Hill; a sister, Patti Culver (Randy) of Mesa, AZ; a brother, John Ashley of Kansas City; a stepmother, Ruth Ashley of Clinton; a grandson, Calvin Eugene Ashley of Pleasant Hill; several aunts and uncles and a host of friends. Preceding him in death were his parents. A memorial service was conducted at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, on Tuesday, July 23. An inurnment followed at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ASHLEY, Silas E.
1938-2011
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 18 2011 - Silas E. Ashley died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at NorthCare Hospice House, North Kansas City, at age 72 years, three months and one day. He was born Monday, December 12, 1938 to Gilbert Morse and Anna Ivy (Hillbrand) Ashley of Tightwad, Henry County. Preceding him in death were his parents, Gilbert Morse and Anna Ivy (Hillbrand) Ashley; grandparents, Silas Lee and Sarah (Morse) Ashley and Silas Phillip and Mary Mioma (Wright) Hillbrand; brother Calvin Eugene Ashley; sister Lula Ann (Ashley) Calvird; two brothers-in-law, William Henry Calvird and John Richie of Clinton. He leaves behind the following family to cherish his memory: his loving wife Saundra Ashley of Kansas City and her daughter and grandson, Stephanie and Seth Ewing of Olathe, Kansas; three sisters, Mary Kathryn Ashley, Sharon Kay Coffelt and husband Dan of Gladstone and Dorothy Ann Richie of Clinton; his dearest friends and brothers-in-law, Tom Davis of Kansas City and Lee Schoessel of Cabool and their families. Cremation was performed by D. W. Newcomer's Sons. Interment will be at Parks Chapel Cemetery near Tightwad, Henry County, on Tuesday, March 22.

ASHLEY, Thomas Green
1862-1937
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Thomas Green Ashley died about 3:00 a.m. August 6, 1937, at his home two miles west of Leesville, near Tebo Church, following a stroke of paralysis which came about 12:30 that morning. He awakened his wife, who called for help and medical aid, responses from both being of no avail and his long reverent soul returned to its Maker, whom Mr. Ashley had truly served throughout his life. A daughter, Mrs. J. F. Weidemann of Clinton was at the bedside of her father, who had been in his usual health, taking an especial delight in attending the revival meetings last week at Tebo, enjoying the privilege of dismissing the meeting there last Thursday morning. Thomas Ashley, born January 10, 1862, in Henry County, became an orphan at an early age and was taken into the home of Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Briggs of Tebo, who loved and nurtured him as their own, and on whose farm he lived for 70 years, having inherited part of the original Briggs farm at the death of his foster-parents. In 1882 he married Miss Belle Adair of that community, who was also orphaned early in life. To this union were born nine children, four dying in infancy. Besides his devoted companion of many years, Mr. Ashley is survived by the following children: Mrs. J. F. Weidemann, and Mrs. W. H. Sperry of Clinton: Silas Gilbert and Roy E. Ashley of Sheridan Lake, Colorado. Mrs. G. F. Corley of Kansas City; 11 grandchildren, also a half brother, Lee Ashley of Leesville. The children were all present for the last rites. Mr. Ashley and his bride began their married life near Coal and Hortense but two years later moved to their present home where deceased met his death, keeping the pathway of their married life bright with a beautiful love which shone for 53 years from their last home. The children were all reared in an atmosphere where the church came first and had the privilege of mingling with the best people of the world: those of a kindred spirit who were drawn to the Ashley home by its renowned hospitality and Christian influence. All the children are valued members of the Baptist Church. Deceased was converted when 18 and immediately joined the Tebo Baptist Church, remaining a member until death. He was one of the outstanding religious workers of that community and during his 57 years of attendance there, he competently filled the following offices: Church chorister, deacon, Sunday School teacher, church clerk and trustee, to which tasks the Holy Spirit separated and his brethren called him. His religious activities did not cease with church activity but in his own home were found the same loyalty and intense devotion to God. He and his wife kept open house for every preacher who came to that community, reserving one room for this purpose only, which was kept in constant readiness. They were made welcome and to feel that that was their home. These men of God were given the best entertainment by their host as well as the comforts of life by the hostesses: such was the hospitality extended by Mr. and Mrs. Ashley for 50 years. Mr. Ashley listened to each call of service, and no matter at what time of day he was so informed, he stopped his work and filled his various offices to the best of his ability. Of the vast crowd of people for the Tebo church, who gathered Sunday, many were those Mr. Ashley had served some time during his life, smoothing the rougher places in the path of life, helping to lift the heavy burdens of his fellow man as far as he was able. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Tebo Church. Burial was in the cemetery close by and amidst the sorrowers who would have twice-filled the church.

ASKINS, Alfred Harvey
1861-1892
Askins Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Oct 22 1892 - Harve Askins, a man beloved by all who knew him, died of inflammation of the bowels, Friday, aged 31 years. His remains were taken to the old Askins grave yard, Saturday, for burial. Funeral service by Rev. Denton. A wife and two children left.

ASKINS, Charles Gaylord
1877-1953
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Aug 20 1953 - Funeral services for Charles Gaylord Askins, Calhoun, Mo., who died Aug. 15, 1953, were conducted at the Calhoun Christian Church, Aug. 17, 1953. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery. Charles Gaylord Askins, the youngest of 10 children of the Henry County pioneer settlers, Alfred J. and Julia Strothers Askins, was born Oct. 31, 1877, near Calhoun. Mr. Askins, the last surviving member of this large family, grew to manhood in the Askins community, north of Calhoun, and on Jan. 15, 1899, was married to Minnie A. Motsinger.. They settled on a farm two miles north of Calhoun, where they lived for a number of years. Three children blessed this union. For the past several years they resided at Republic, Mo. At the age of 19, Mr. Askins united with the Calhoun Christian Church, and lately was a member of the Christian Church at Republic. Mr. Askins was deeply devoted to his family and highly valued the many friendships that he made through life. His ideals were high and he faithfully lived up to them, leaving behind a rich heritage. Surviving are his wife of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Lila) Bowman, and Mrs. Bertrice (Irma May) Saxton, both of Springfield, Mo.; one son, Charles Raymond Askins, Springfield; many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Lyda Wiley and Mrs. May Houston, nieces, both of Clinton, attended the services. Among others attending from a distance were Mrs. Forest Delozier, Appleton City, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Allen Follett, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Higbee and Mrs. Ed Gaines, Kansas City, Kan.

ASKINS, Frederick S.
1834-1881
Askins Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Saturday, Feb 26 1881 - In the Calhoun correspondence of the Henry County Democrat we find the following notice of the death of a gentleman who had many friends and acquaintances in the vicinity: Fredrick S. Askins died at his home at 5 o'clock, Tuesday morning, Feb. 22, of consumption. Thus has this community lost one of its most honest, upright and respected citizens. Mr. Askins had a large circle of friends, who will mourn his loss with sincere and deep sorrow.

ASKINS, George Maywood
1859-1920
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, Oct 14 1920 - Committed Suicide - George Askins, a prominent farmer, residing seven miles west of Windsor, committed suicide yesterday morning between six and seven o'clock by cutting his throat almost from ear to ear, and his dead body was found lying by the side of the road, about three hundred and fifty yards from his home by one of his neighbors. Mr. Askins and family got up about five o'clock yesterday morning and at six o'clock the family ate breakfast. He claimed of not resting well during the night, but planned to take care of some cane on the farm, one of the neighbors having agreed to come over and help with the work. He left the house and the family thought he had gone to feed the stock and was horrified when Ben Harris came to the house about seven o'clock and notified them he had found Mr. Askins' dead body lying by the side of the road about three hundred and fifty yards from the house. When the body was found he still had the bloody razor in his left hand and from the cut in the throat it showed that he had made three slashes across. The coroner was notified and he instructed the constable of the township to view the body and ground surrounding and then move the body to the home. This was done and about eleven o'clock the coroner arrived and an inquest was held. The verdict rendered was that he came to his death by self-inflicted wounds. The deceased was sixty-one years of age Tuesday and for some time past had been in poor health. Two years ago while trimming some hedge he stuck a thorn in his wrist, blood poisoning finally developing and for months it was thought he could not recover. This left him a cripple, his right hand and arm being almost useless. Since that time he has suffered a great deal and it is thought the continued ill health and suffering so preyed upon his mind that in a fit of mental aberration he thought he would end it all by taking his own life. He was one of the best and kindest of men, a good neighbor and citizen and none knew him but to respect and entertain the warmest feeling of friendship for him. He is survived by the widow and three children, Mrs. Philip Houston of Calhoun, and Miss Annie and Rolla Askins at home, and three brothers, Henry Askins of near Calhoun, Charles Askins of Greeley, Colo., Price Askins of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Lula Mitchell of Tulsa, Okla. He was a brother-in-law of W. W. Waddill of the south side. Pending the hearing from relatives, no funeral arrangements have been made but is thought they will be held some time Friday.

ASKINS, Thomas Price
1862-1955
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Feb 10 1955 - Dies in Oklahoma - Thomas Price Askins, a former pioneer citizen of Henry Coutny, died in Mangum, Okla., and was buried there Jan. 31. He married Mis Ida Larrew of the Calhoun vicinity, who died in 1935. Mr. Askins, who would have been 93 years old Feb. 4, was an ardent Calhoun Colt Show fan, returning each year to visit kinspeople and renew friendships. Of a happy disposition, Mr. Askins was always a popular and anticipated guest in Henry County homes. He was a cousin of Mrs. Anna Askins, Calhoun, and Rolla Askins, near Calhoun.

ASKINS, Virginia Carol THOMPSON
1933-1994
Owensboro Memorial Gardens, Owensboro, Daviess Co, KY
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Virginia Carol Thompson Askins, 60, 1906 E. 18th Street, Owensboro, Kentucky, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 1994 at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital. She was born in Urich, the daughter of the late John Marshall and Edna Mae Fann Thompson. She was formerly employed by the Hallmark Co. of Kansas City and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Charles W. Askins; two sons, David C. Askins and Joseph D. Askins, both of Owensboro; a brother, John Robert Thompson of Columbia; and three sisters, Mrs. Robert F. (Donna) Keener of Tulsa, Ok., Mrs. Robert S. (LaVerne) Angle of Clinton, and Mrs. Harold L. (Elizabeth) Hoey of Marshall. Services were Monday at Glen Funeral Home, Owensboro, Burial in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

ASLIN, Bruce Joseph
1949-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2004 - Bruce Joseph Aslin, 54, formerly of Sedalia, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, in Cameron. He was born May 7, 1947? (1949), in Santa Monica, California, to Joseph Benjamin and Madelyn Jean Rowe Aslin. On December 17, 1976, he married the former Loretta Leafty, in Cameron. She survives of the home. Mr. Aslin was a graduate of Oregon State University and received his Master's Degree in Psychology. Surviving are his father, Joseph B. Aslin, Port Orchard, Washington; two sons, Joseph Benjamin Aslin and Bruce miles Aslin, both of Sedalia; three daughters, Madalyn Harrison, Twilah Aslin of Sedalia and Sarah Aslin of Kansas; four brothers, Jerry Aslin, Mark Aslin, Danny Aslin and Duane Aslin; one sister, Sharon DuMond of Salem, Oregon; nine grandchildren, Joseph, Duane, Robert D. E. Harrison, Dennis, Starlah Rain, Jesse, Danial, Amber and Holly. He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother Joe Aslin.

ASTNER, Margaret Matilda TURNER
1916-2006
Helton Cemetery, Goldsberry, Macon Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 2 2006 - Margaret Matilda Turner Astner, 89, Sedalia and former Clinton resident, died Thursday, September 28, 2006. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, William G. Astner; her sister, LaVerne Turner, Bucklin; three daughters, Karen E. Astner of Kansas City, Janet L. Astner of Rockville, Maryland, and Alberta D. Murray of Arlington, Texas; two grandsons, Benjamin M. Murray and Scott A. Murray, and a great-granddaughter, Elise Nicole Murray of Arlington, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Louise, and her son Michael William. Memorial services are Saturday, October 14, at McLaughlin Brothers Funeral Chapel, Sedalia. Private graveside service and inurnment will be in Helton Cemetery, Goldsberry.

ASTNER, Susanna PUDLEINER
1890-1932
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Susanna Pudliner Astner was born at Klein, Lomnitz, Hungary, in December, 1890, and died at Clinton, Mo., on November 21, 1932, aged 41 years and 11 months following a short illness of pneumonia and heart trouble. At the age of 16, Miss Pudliner came to this country and located at Allentown, Penn., but later went to Cleveland, Ohio, where she was united in marriage to M. Astner. In 1918, they came to Clinton. Seven children were born to this union: William, Albert, Evelyn, Ruth, Clarence, Mildred, and one who died in infancy. The children with their father reside on a little farm south of Clinton. In addition to her husband and six children, she is survived by one sister in Cleveland, Ohio, and two brothers in Fullerton, Penn. In 1912 deceased accepted the religious views of Seventh-Day Adventists and united with the church at Cleveland, Ohio, and at the time of her death was a faithful member of the Clinton German church of Seventh-Day Adventists. Mrs. Astner was a faithful Christian woman, and at the time of her death her courage in the Lord was good. She rests in hope of the resurrection at the return of the Life Giver. The funeral was conducted Wednesday morning at the German Seventh-Day Adventist church on Third street.

ASTNER, William George "Bill"
1913-2008
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 4 2008 - William (Bill) George Astner, 94, Sedalia, passed away on Feb. 18, 2008. He is survived by his sister, E. Mildred Davis of Rogersville; three daughters, Karen E. Astner of Kansas City, Janet L. Astner of Rockville, Maryland, and Alberta D. Murray of Arlington, Texas; grandsons, Benjamin M. Murray and Scott A. Murray, and two great-grandchildren, Elise Nicole Murray and Alton Scott Murray, both of Arlington, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings, Albert, Ruth, Evelyn, Clarence and Edward; his wife Margaret and his son Michael William. Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 19, 1913. He was the eldest of seven children, most of whom were born after his parents moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to Clinton. His mother died of pneumonia two years after the youngest child, Mildred, was born and Bill did his best to cope with family needs until his father remarried. Despite his obvious intelligence and desire to learn, Bill was not permitted to go to high school, so he avidly read books and newspapers and made efforts to educate himself on topics of interest throughout his life. As the eldest son, he was expected to learn his father's trade of tailoring, which he did. Had he so desired, his daughters believe he would have gone into medicine or engineering, given his avid lifelong interest in both fields. Bill was well into his 20's when he saw Margaret Turner at a summer camp meeting and sparks started flying. They married in 1941 and started life together in Clinton, where Bill and his father shared a tailoring business. In 1943 he was drafted for military service in World War II. He was honorably discharged form the United States Army in 1946. Bill and Margaret moved from Clinton to Boulder, Colorado, in 1953 to raise their children in the new Seventh-day Adventist community in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. His tailor shop was situated in the front portion of a house on Pearl Street, one of the main streets through Boulder at that time, and his "Astner Tailors" sign brought in clientele from all over town. Using skills learned during his service as a medical technician in the army, Bill also contributed to the Boulder community as a Red Cross instructor. His favorite activities in his spare time included singing in a men's chorus, playing volleyball with church colleagues and driving through the Rockies. He loved automobiles and kept up to date on the changes in makes and models, an interest shared by his son Mike. In the late 1960s, Bill and Margaret moved back to Missouri and resided in Oak Grove, where Bill decided to leave self-employment behind and work for Hall's department store in Kansas City. As lifelong members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Bill and Margaret were instrumental in building the congregation in Oak Grove from a branch Sabbath School to a fully constituted SDA Church while they lived there. After retirement, Bill and Margaret moved to Brooking Park Village in Sedalia. Bill enjoyed playing pool with the men in the village, attending local musical events and going on sightseeing jaunts whenever possible. While Bill relied a lot on his wife Margaret to keep in touch with friends and family, he was always interested in what everyone was doing both near and far. Wherever he lived, he was an active and excellent "sidewalk superintendent" of local construction projects. Memorial service is Saturday, March 29, at McLaughlin Brothers Funeral Chapel, Sedalia. Private graveside service and interment will be at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

ATCHISON, Flora M. WHITE
1921-1994
Munsell Cemetery, Eminence, Shannon Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Flora M. Atchison, 73, Westwood Nursing Home, died Saturday, July 23, 1994. She was born on March 10, 1921, at Carterville, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Normor Conley White. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Henry in December 1987; a daughter Judith in February 1976; one sister and two brothers. She is survived by four sons, Charles D. of Lake St. Louis; James D. of St. Charles, Thomas L. of Eminence, and John L. of Summersville; two daughters, Norma J. Weikal of Troy, and Nora Lee Jackson of Deepwater; three sisters, Lenore Hoena of Mesa, Az., Hattie Atchison of Pueblo, Co., and Sophronia Bland of Winona, and many grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 26, at Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence. Burial was in Munsell Chapel Cemetery near Eminence.

ATCHISON, Jackie Wayne
1944-1998
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jack Atchison, 54, Kansas City, Kansas, died Thursday night, November 5, 1998, at the Medicalodge East nursing home there. He was self-employed and he specialized in welding. He was raised in Chilhowee and Kansas City, where he spent most of his life. He is survived by four sons, Tony Atchison of Staunton, Illinois, Chris Atchison of Parkville, Jeff Atchison of Pineville and Troy Atchison of Las Vegas; two grandchildren; three brothers, Gene Atchison of Mound City, Kansas, Bill Atchison of Oklahoma City, Ron Atchison of Mound City, Kansas, and one sister, Ruth Maynhart of Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 7, at the Morticians Service, 538 Campbell, Kansas City, Missouri.

ATCHISON, Kathryn Lee DOAK
1912-1996
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kathryn Lee Doak Atchison was born February 19, 1912, in Blairstown, the daughter of Walter M. and Ethel Albin Doak. She died Sunday, June 23, 1996, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 84. Kathryn was married to Charles E. Atchison October 17, 1934. Mr. Atchison preceded her in death in 1981. She was a member of the Chilhowee Community United Methodist Church. Mrs. Atchison was an assistant buyer of cosmetics, working for 25 years for the Kresge Department Store in Kansas City prior to her retirement. A highlight of her career was a trip to Canada. Mrs. Atchison lived most of her life in the Kansas City area, moving to Clinton in 1992. Mrs. Atchison enjoyed her family and loved to get family pictures, which she both displayed and put in numerous books. She is survived by one daughter, Willa Ruth Maynhart and husband John, Clinton; four sons, Gene Edward Atchison, Jackie Wayne Atchison and Ronald Dean Atchison and wife Dorothy, all of Kansas City, Billy Lee Atchison and wife Elinor, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one brother Cecil Doak, Henryetta, Oklahoma; one sister Ronda Atkins, Holden; two sisters-in-law Leonoa Doak, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, and Jigger Doak, Chilhowee; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, her parents, an infant sister and three brothers. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 26, at the Chilhowee Community United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery in Johnson County.

ATCHISON, Margaret Marie SMALLWOOD
1917-1997
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret Marie Smallwood Atchison, daughter of Earnest Lafayette and Minnie Belle Smallwood was born October 25, 1917 in Saint Joseph, and died July 21, 1997 in Clinton. Margaret was united in marriage to Samuel Lafayette Atchison October 20, 1943, and to this union there are two children, a daughter and a son. Margaret lived in the Bethlehem community for many years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and being with her grandchildren. She was an active member of the Church of Christ in Clinton as long as her health permitted. She is preceded in death by her mother, father, two sisters, Wilda Hosterman of Dunnegan; a daughter, Treva Jones of Clinton; a son Gary Atchison of Clinton, and six grandchildren, Theron Jones of Quincy, Illinois; Brian Jones of Unionville, Cindy Wirsig, Amy Burns, Angie Atchison, all of Clinton, and Christa Atchison of Springfield; three great-grandchildren and a host of friends, neighbors, and relatives. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ATCHISON, Mary M. SLOAN
1912-1998
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 1998 - Mary M. Atchison, 86, Lowry City, died at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, January 13, 1998. Mary was born January 6, 1912, in St. Charles, Iowa, to Will Giltner Sloan and Jennie Jane (Baumgardoner) Sloan. She was united in marriage to Perry Latin Atchison on August 6, 1930, in Warrensburg. To this union five children were born, Will Alonzo, Perry Dale, Charles Samuel, Gerald Richard and Mary Jane. Mary and Perry's first home was a farm in the Chalk Level area, where they lived for the next eight years. They then moved to Taberville and co-owned (with her parents) a general grocery store. After selling the store they moved to a farm west of Lowry City and lived there for the next 36 years. In 1977 Mary and Perry sold the farm and purchased their present home in Lowry City. Mary was a member of the United Methodist Church of Lowry City for many years. During their 58 years of married life, Mary was the mainstay of the home, keeping the family of five children happy and growing. She always raised a huge garden and for many years baked all their own bread. She taught her four sons and one daughter to be good cooks and be able to do all the work required on a farm. Mary helped organize the Community Women's Progressive Farm Association Club, which was active for many years. Mary's survivors include three sons, Perry Dale and wife Mary of Lowry City, Charles Samuel and wife Oleta of Grandview, and Gerald Richard and wife Dixie of Clinton; one daughter Mary Jane of Springfield, and one daughter-in-law, Penny Spicer Atchison of Raytown; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law Jack L. Atchison, and nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Perry L. Atchison in 1989; her sister Carrie Lacy, and her brother-in-law Richard Lacy, and a son-in-law Kenneth Wombles and her parents. Mary will be remembered by friends and family as a very gracious and loving mom, grandma and great-grandma and friend. She will always be in our hearts and wonderful memories.

ATCHISON, Perry Latin
1909-1989
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Perry Latin Atchison was born Aug. 6, 1909 near Alton, Missouri to Alonza and Narcia Atchison. He passed away Jan. 9, 1989 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at 79 years, 5 months and 3 days of age. On Aug. 6, 1930 Perry was united in marriage to Mary M. Sloan at Warrensburg. To this union five children were born. Perry and Mary spent the first eight years of their married life on a farm near Chalk Level before moving to Taberville to run a general store with W. G. Sloan, his in-laws. While in Taberville, Perry became a Master Mason at Star Lodge 419. This began Association with the Freemasons that lasted over 50 years. Perry transferred his membership to Lowry City Masonic Lodge 403 after moving in the Lowry City area in 1942. He served as secretary of his Lodge for many years. He served as Master of the Lodge in 1970 and 1971 also served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 37th Masonic District. Perry was also a trustee of his lodge for many years. The Atchisons lived on their farm west of Lowry City for 35 years before moving into Lowry City in 1977. Perry sold MFA Insurance from 1944 until 1975, was manager of the MFA Elevator from 1943 until 1961, and worked at the Lowry City Bank from 1961 until 968. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Samuel, and one son-in-law, Kenneth Wombles. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; four sons, Will A. Atchison of Raytown, Perry Dale Atchison, Lowry City, Charles Samuel Atchison, Kansas City, and Gerald Richard Atchison, Clinton; one daughter, Mary Jane Lightle of Lowry City; four daughters-in-law, Penny, Mary, Oleta, Dixie; one brother, Jack Atchison, lndependence; three sisters-in-law, 12 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Masonic services by Lowry City Lodge on Jan. 11, at the chapel. Internment was in the Lowry City Cemetery.

ATHERTON, Earl Roy
1936-1997
Graceland Township Cemetery, Kouts, Porter Co, IA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Earl Roy Atherton, 60, Collins, died Sunday, July 27, 1997, from injuries received in an auto accident. Mr. Atherton was a 30-year employee of Bethlehem Steel. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of the Collins Fire Department and the St. Clair County Rescue Team. He is survived by his wife Dorothy of the home; one daughter, Sharon Atherton of Seattle, Washington; two brothers, John Atherton of Florida and Ronald Atherton of Texas; one sister, Susan Cope of Edmond, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be Monday, August 4, at the Kosanke Chapel in Kouts, Indiana. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery near Kouts, Indiana.

ATHERTON, Helen Mae THOMPSON
1910-1995
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Helen Mae Atherton, 85, Clinton and formerly of the Kansas City area, died Monday, December 25, 1995, at Westwood Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 29, at the Newcomer Floral Hills Chapel. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery. She was born October 31, 1910, in Ozawkie, Arkansas. She had spent most of her adult life in the Kansas City area before moving to Creighton in 1976, then to Clinton in 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of the Creighton Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram A. Atherton in 1984 and two brothers, Coby and Merritt Thompson. She is survived by one son, David H. Atherton of Creighton; two daughters, Helen Sue Schalue of Holden and Maragret Kay Killinger of Stoutland; one sister, Margaret Little of Springfield; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

ATHON, Helen R. BELL
1902-2000
Resthaven Memorial Park, Ponca City, Kay Co, OK
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 20 2000 - Helen R. Athon, 98, formerly of Ponca City, Oklahoma, died Friday, November 17, 2000, at Royal Terrace Care Center in Olathe, Kansas. She was born July 25, 1902, in Lyndon, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred L. Athon; her daughter Adetha Wilson; her sisters, Hallie White, Della Sheppard, Ruth Townsend and her brother Henry Bell. She is survived by her son Bruce L. Athon of Grand Prairie, Texas; her daughter Ardis A. Burley of Westwood Hills, Kansas; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be held at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Ponca City, Oklahoma.

ATKINS, Alene Joyce MIFFLIN
1929-2002
Cornelia Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 29 2002 - Alene Atkins, 73, rural Windsor, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Kansas City. She was born May 6, 1929, in Cornelia, the daughter of Estil Mifflin and Bessie Aldine (Smith) Mifflin. She worked at Gerbes Supermarket in Windsor for 12 years and later worked at Parmalee Industries in Windsor for 14 years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include two sons, Colin E. Atkins, Dennis, Kanas, and Jerry W. Atkins, North Kansas City; three daughters, Carolyn L. Quick, Camdenton, Patsy Hayslip, Windsor, and Doris E. Summers, Lee's Summit; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harley Mifflin, Warrensburg; two sisters, Gladys Dean, Holden, and June Stockton, Warrensburg, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 30, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Cornelia Cemetery.

ATKINS, Gola Ruth COOVER
1896-1990
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Jul 15 1990 - Gola Ruth Atkins, 94, a former elementary school principal in Kansas City and Sugar Creek, died July 13, 1990, in a nursing home in Warrensburg, Mo., where she lived. Mrs. Atkins was principal of an elementary school in Sugar Creek for two years and of the John T. Hartman Elementary School, Kansas City, for two years. Previously she had taught in rural school districts in Missouri and in Guthrie, Okla., later she was principal of the Blairstown (Mo.,) High School. She graduated from Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrensburg, in 1925. She was a member of the Quick City Christian Church, near Holden, MO. Her husband, Jennings Atkins, died in 1987. She was born in Holden and moved to Warrensburg five years ago. Survivors include two nieces. Services will be Monday at the Ward Chapel, Chilhowee, Mo., burial in the Blairstown Cemetery. (Note: Gola Ruth was born Feb 5 1896, dau of Samuel and Emma Elizabeth Farnsworth Coover. She married Jennings Atkins on Jan 3 1925. - Betty L. Ward)

ATKINS, Jennings Robert
1900-1987
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Warrensburg MO Star Journal - Jennings Robert Atkins, 87, of Blairstown, MO. died May 6, 1987, in a nursing home here. He was a lifelong Blairstown resident. Mr. Atkins was a farmer and bulk oil distributor before he retired. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown. Survivors include his wife, Gola C. Atkins of the home. Services will be at the Ward Chapel, Chilhowee, MO.; burial in the Blairstown Cemetery.

ATKINS, John Gilmer
1884-1974
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
John Gilmer Atkins, eldest child of Robert O. and Dora Doak Atkins, was born Nov. 25, 1884, near Blairstown, MO., and passed away at Warrensburg, MO., Feb. 20, 1974 at the age of 89 years. He was united in marriage to Margaret Lee Stewart of Urich, MO., on January 19, 1911. To this union were born two children, John G. Atkins, Jr., Beaumont, TX., who passed away Aug. 19, 1973, and Margaret Lee Lihme of Paradise, CA. who survives. His wife passed away May 5, 1922, following the birth of their daughter. On August 4, 1926, he married a second time to Mrs. Ruth Raker Dunn of Holden, MO., who preceded him in death Feb. 19, 1958. Mr. Atkins was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church from early life and attended church regularly as long as his health permitted. He was a farmer and owned and lived on a farm east of Blairstown most of his life. He and Ruth retired and moved to the present home in 1949. He is survived by the above name daughter, Margaret Lee Lihme, a granddaughter, two grandsons, two stepdaughters, and a stepson; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Salisbury, Warrensburg, and Miss Mary Atkins, Blairstown; and one brother, Jennings Atkins of Blairstown. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. John was buried in the Blairstown Cemetery next to his first wife, Margaret Lee.

ATKINS, Robert Oliver
1862-1951
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Blairstown MO - Robert Oliver Atkins of Blairstown, of Kentucky descent, whose parents came to Missouri in 1850, the year of their marriage, was born on a farm near Magnolia, Mo. Feb. 22, 1862, one of 11 children of James Gilmer and Elizabeth Atkins, and died Feb. 7, 1951. The only survivors of this large, old pioneer family is Mrs. Sallie Gill of Bozeman, Mont. Mr. Atkins was married April 14, 1881, to Dora Alice Doak, from whom death separated him in 1915. They were the parents of 8 children, the oldest son dying in infancy and the youngest in 1926. Surviving the parents are John G., Mrs. Edith M. Ward and Jennings R. Blairstown; Mrs. Ethel J. Salsbury and George E., Warrensburg; and Miss Mary Atkins of the home. There are also seven grandchildren and one grandson Vaughn E. Salsbury, who lost his life with the U.S. Armed Forces in 1945. Twelve great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Atkins was a member of the Presbyterian Church since early life and had been an elder and regular attendant as long as his heath permitted. His was of a quiet, genial disposition, kind and considerate, qualities that were exemplified by daily living his beliefs. A devoted father, a good neighbor, and a worthy citizen, he served and was loved by his fellowman. He had been confined to his bed since September of 199, but bore his afflictions with cheerful fortitude. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church in Blairstown Friday amid beautiful floral tributes and in the presence of many friends. The body was laid to rest beside his wife in the Blairstown cemetery.

ATKINS, Ronald E.
1933-2016
Wall Cemetery, Denton, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 21 2016 - Ronald E. Atkins, 83, Raymore, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Kansas City Hospice House. He was born February 13, 1933, in Blairstown to Samuel E. Atkins and Maude (Phillips) Atkins and graduated from Blairstown High School in 1951. Memorial services will be Tuesday, July 26, at First Presbyterian Church, Liberty.

ATKINS, Ronda Lenora DOAK
1918-2008
New Liberty Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 6 2008 - Ronda Lenora Atkins, 89, Holden, died Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Country Club Care Center, Warrensburg. She was born July 9, 1918, in Greenfield, Oklahoma, the daughter of Walter M. and Ethel I. (Albin) Doak. On September 28, 1937, she married James Curtis Atkins in Higginsville. She had lived in Holden most of her life. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Holden, a member of the Presbyterian women's group and a member of the Cameo Paint Club in Chilhowee. She is survived by her husband J. C. Atkins of Holden; two sons, Larry Wayne Atkins, Holden, and Edwin K. Atkins, Warrensburg; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathryn Atchison and Christina Doak, and brothers, Marion, Cecil, Paul and Don Doak. Funeral services will be Friday, February 8, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Interment will be in New Liberty Cemetery, Holden.

ATKINSON, Arthur
1948-1994
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arthur Atkinson was born April 4, 1948, in Lyle, the son of Leroy and Lora Barnard Atkinson. He died December 6, 1994, at his home in Chilhowee. He lived in Chilhowee most of his life. He attended school in Raytown. For the past five years, he worked as a broom maker at the Johnson County Workshop. He enjoyed his job very much. In addition to working, he took great pleasure in singing and loved to go fishing. He is survived by his father Leroy of the home; five brothers, Benjamin Atkinson and Tony Atkinson, both of Independence, Tommy Atkinson and Robert Atkinson, both of Chilhowee, and Harold Atkinson of Holden; three sisters, Opal Casteel, Clinton, Charlotte Murphy, Steel, and Mary Ann Rector, Oak Grove. He was preceded in death by his mother and his sister, Lora Irene Raney. Funeral services were Thursday, December 8, at the Consalus Chapel in Chilhowee. Burial was in Chilhowee Cemetery.

ATKINSON, Brandon Allen
1991-1993
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Brandon Allen Atkinson, 17 month old son of Larry and Debbie Atkinson of Blairstown, died March 29, 1993 at K.U. Medical center, Kansas City, Ks. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 31, 1993 at Consalus Chapel, Chilhowee. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Johnson County. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Debby Atkinson; one sister, Ashley Marie, of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Atkinson, Blairstown; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartzler, Garden City; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Atkinson, Blairstown; maternal great-grandmother, Lillian Leabo, Denver, Colorado.

ATKINSON, Clifford Allen
1948-2009
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clifford Allen Atkinson, 60 of Blairstown, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 13, 2009 at his residence. Clifford was born October 5, 1948 in Holden, Missouri the son of Wilburn A. and Pauline Scearce Atkinson. He attended grade school in Blairstown and the Chilhowee High School. He was united in marriage to Lexie Rogers on September 24, 1966 in Chilhowee. Cliff was employed at Holden Manufacturing at one time. Later, he worked for Royal Industries in Holden. More recently, he was employed with Stahl’s Specialty Company. He retired from in Stahl’s in 1997 after 21 years of service. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, especially turkey and elk hunting. In 1993 he went bear hunting in Canada where he shot a 150 pound bear with a muzzle loader. He was a longtime member of the Missouri Offhand Black Powder Association and he also enjoyed playing league pool. Survivors include his wife, Lexie of the home; a daughter, Peggy Warner and her husband, Kevin of Holden; a son, Larry Atkinson and his wife, Debbie of Blairstown; 5 grandchildren, Lindsy Joiner, Laura Joiner, Lance Warner, Ashley Atkinson and Collin Atkinson; a great granddaughter, Erica Nicole Atkinson; a sister, Annette Taylor of Harrisonville and a brother, Jerry Atkinson and his wife, Brenda of Kingsville. Cliff was preceded in death by both parents and a grandson, Brandon Allen Atkinson. Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Interment will follow in the Carpenter Cemetery, located west of Chilhowee.

ATKINSON, Florence Ethel STONE
1905-2001
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 5 2001 - Florence Ethel Atkinson was born October 12, 1905, at Post Oak, daughter of Henry J. and Louisa E. Bray Stone. She died May 22, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. She married Samuel Atkinson, Sr., at Sedalia, on June 6, 1925. He preceded her in death on February 9, 1989. She was a homemaker, a graduate of Shawnee Mound High School and attended Central Missouri State Teachers College at Warrensburg. She was committeewoman for the Chilhowee Precinct for 20 years. She was a member of the Warrensburg Christian Church. Preceding her in death along with her husband are her parents; three brothers, Aubrey E., Walter M. and George W. Stone; two sisters, Helen Landi and Inez Corrier. Survivors include one son, Samuel Dean Atkinson and wife, Jean, Blairstown; one daughter, Geraldine Y. Johnson and husband, David, LaTour; two grandsons, Mark Atkinson, Blairstown, and James Atkinson and wife, Carol, Stafford, Virginia; two great-grandsons, Jacob and Eric Atkinson, along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 25 at the Consalus Chapel, Chilhowee. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery.

ATKINSON, Leroy
1914-2001
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 18 2001 - Leroy Atkinson, 86, Chilhowee, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at his son's home in Chilhowee. He was born Sunday, September 6, 1914, near Blairstown, the son of William Thomas Atkinson and Lena Belle Akers Atkinson. He had lived in Chilhowee since 1973. He was a farmer and a member of the South Fork Baptist Church, Freeman. On February 11, 1936, in Clinton, he married Lora Flossie Barnard, who died May 29, 1993. Survivors include three daughters, Opal Casteel, Clinton, Charlotte Murphy, Steel, Mary Ann Rector, Oak Grove; five sons, Robert L. Atkinson, Chilhowee, Harold E. Atkinson, Holden, Tommy A. Atkinson, Chilhowee, Benjamin F. Atkinson, Independence, and Tony L. Atkinson, Kansas City; two sisters, Lucille Barnard and Millie Hadley, both of Holden; two brothers, Paul and Robert L., both of Clinton; 28 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lora Irene Reiney; three sons, Joe E. Atkinson, Art Atkinson and Earl Atkinson; three sisters, Chessie, Florence and Frances; five brothers, Oliver, Edgar, John Clyde, Roy and Louis. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 21, at the Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial will follow in the Chilhowee Cemetery.

ATKINSON, Lewis Jasper
1916-1999
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lewis Jasper Atkinson, son of William Thomas and Lena Belle Akers Atkinson, was born May 21, 1916, north of Blairstown, and died January 8, 1999, at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Lewis worked on the railroad, helped on a number of farms, worked for Judy Miller in Urich and at Zenith Fireworks in Clinton before he retired. He is survived by four brothers, Robert Lee Atkinson, Leroy Atkinson and Paul Atkinson, all of Clinton, and John Clyde Atkinson of Shirley, Arkansas, and two sisters, Lucille Barnard and Mildred Hadley, both of Holden, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, January 12. Burial was in the Blairstown Cemetery.

ATKINSON, Lora Flossie BARNARD
1916-1993
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lora Flossie Atkinson was born July 9, 1916 in Urich, the daughter of William A. and Mary Ellen (Orouke) Barnard. She passed away May 29, 1993 at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, at the age of 76. Lora was united in marriage to Leroy Atkinson on February 11, 1937 in Clinton. She is survived by her husband Leroy of the home; six sons, Robert and Tommy Atkinson, both of Chilhowee, Harold Atkinson, Holden, Arthur Atkinson of the home, Tony and Benjamin Atkinson, both of Independence; three daughters, Opal Castille, Clinton, Charlotte Murphy of Steele, and Mary Ann Rector of Oak Grove; a brother, John Barnard, Holden; twenty-eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three children, Joe Edward, Earl and Irene. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 2, 1993 at Consalus Chapel, Chilhowee. Burial was in Chilhowee Cemetery.

ATKINSON, Mary L. OSBORNE
1923-2013
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2013 - Mary L. "Osborne" Atkinson, 89 Clinton, died at The Arbors/Glendale Gardens on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Mary was born on September 28, 1923, the only daughter of Florene Byrum of Sweet Springs. After high school, she attended and graduated from Business College and went to work as a board clerk for Selective Service. She married Howard A. Atkinson on March 11, 1940. Mary retired in 1989. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Mid-Day Optimist Club and Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra L. Wagoner (Eddie) of Clinton and Mary Elizabeth Turner (Tom) of Lee's Summit; five grandchildren, JoLeigh Fischer (Alex) of Lee's Summit, Brent Wagoner (Cindy) of Clinton, Marla Woods (Dan) of Lee's Summit, Trey Turner (Nela) of Colorado and Samantha Padgett (Ashley) of Greenwood; 11 great-grandchildren, Dallas., Dalton, Brandon, Ashley, Nanda, Lucia, Emma, Audrey, Ryder, Ivan and Isabella; two great-great-grandchildren, Karsyn and Grayson; also several nieces, nephews and other relatives from the Sedalia area. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, one son, John Joseph Atkinson, and grandparents, William and Effie Osborne. Under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, the family will receive visitors Saturday, August 10, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. A funeral mass will be conducted with interment following at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ATKINSON, Oliver Crockett
1930-1993
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Oliver Crockett Atkinson was born October 4, 1930 in Johnson County, the son of William Thomas and Lena Belle (Akers) Atkinson. He died Wednesday, October 6, 1993 at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, at the age of 63. Mr. Atkinson worked as a mechanic for many years in the Chilhowee area. Graveside services were held Saturday at the Holden Cemetery, Holden. Mr. Atkinson is survived by six sons, Floyd, Tom, Charles, Raymond, Ricky and Mike; eight daughters, Sandra, Maxine, Virginia, Bonnie, Iva Jean, Shirley, Judy and Connie; six brothers, Lewis, Leroy, Robert, Edgar, Paul and John; two sisters, Millie and Lucille; many grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

ATKINSON, Paul
1909-2008
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 13 2008 - Paul Atkinson, 98, Clinton, died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be Thursday, May 15, at Blairstown Cemetery. Cremation.

ATKINSON, Pauline SCEARCE
1928-2002
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 10 2002 - Pauline Atkinson, 74, Blairstown, died Sunday, December 8, 2002 at her home. She was born Tuesday, February 28, 1928, near Holden, the daughter of Finis V. Scearce and Hazel M. Shore Scearce. She graduated from Blairstown High School in 1946. She had worked for the Dunhill Shirt Factory and Holden Mfg. Co., both of Holden, and the CB Radio Shop in Chilhowee. In 1947 in Kansas City she married Wilburn A. Atkinson, who died October 7, 1999. Survivors include son, Clifford Atkinson and his wife Lexie, Blairstown; three sisters, Dorothy McConville, Virginia Jasper, Nadine Crabtree, all of Holden; two grandchildren, Peggy Warner and her husband Kevin, Holden, Larry Atkinson and wife Debbie, Blairstown; five great-grandchildren, Lindsy Joiner, Ashley Atkinson, Laura Lynn Joiner, Collin Atkinson and Lance Warner. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 11, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial will follow in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

ATKINSON, Samuel Dean
1927-2007
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 7 2007 - Samuel Dean Atkinson, of Blairstown, Missouri, was born November 24, 1927 at Centerview, Missouri, the son of Samuel and Florence Ethel (Stone) Atkinson. He departed this life Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri, at the age of 79 years, 6 months and 2 days. On June 18, 1952, Samuel was united in marriage to Erma Jean Stark in Adrian, Missouri. Samuel was a farmer and stockman. He was a 1946 graduate of Blairstown High School. Samuel was a member of the First Christian Church, Warrensburg, Missouri and a former committeeman for the Central Democratic Committee, Johnson County, Missouri. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, driving trucks and spending time with his family and grandsons. Samuel moved to Blairstown in 1954. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Erma Jean Atkinson of the home; two sons, Mark S. Atkinson of the home and James D. Atkinson and wife Carol, King George, Virginia; two grandsons, Jacob and Eric; one sister, Geraldine Johnson, Latour, Missouri; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with interment in Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee, Missouri.

ATKINSON, Wilburn Allen
1917-1999
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilburn Allen Atkinson, 82, Blairstown, died Thursday, October 7, 1999, at his home. He was born May 16, 1917, the son of George W. and Fannie (Smithers) Atkinson. He lived in the Blairstown area all his life. He farmed and worked for many years at Royal Industries in Holden. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, of the home; two sons, Clifford Atkinson and wife Lexie, Blairstown, and Jerry Mack Atkinson and wife Brenda, Harrisonville; two sisters, Velma Dillon, Lee's Summit, and Mildred Reed, Edwardsville, Kansas; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Homer Francis Atkinson; one half-brother, James Clay Smith, and one half-sister, Orpha Larison. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the chapel in Chilhowee, with burial in Carpenter Cemetery.

ATKISSON, Lucy Margaret
1847-1848
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO, Jan 27 1848 - Died in this city on Thursday evening last, the 25th inst., at 10 o'clock p.m., Lucy Margaret, only child of Mr. and Mrs. James Atkisson, aged one year, 9 months and six days.

ATTEBERY, Doris Mae WATSON
1931-1999
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 27 1999 - Doris Mae Attebery, daughter of Thomas Edward and Elsie Carrie (Fields) Watson, was born April 9, 1931, in Kansas City, and died on January 18, 1999 at her home in Montrose at the age of 67 years. Doris was a licensed practical nurse, working for General Hospital, Wetzel Hospital and Golden Valley Hospital, all in Clinton, before she retired in 1989. Doris is survived by one daughter, Pamela S. Smith of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three sons, Larry A. Waggoner of Lowry City, Gary D. Waggoner of Deepwater and Glen M. Waggoner of Montrose; two brothers, Tom Watson of Gunnison, Colorado, and Gale Watson of Independence; three sisters, Betty Hayes of Pharr, Texas, Norma Neil of San Bernadino, California, and Joye Fisher of Kansas City, as well as 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, January 23.

ATTEBERY, Marion M. "Bud"
1926-2002
Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 29 2002 - Marion "Bud" Attebery, 75, Liberty, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Liberty Care Center, Liberty. Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 30, in Pleasant Springs Cemetery, near Roscoe.

ATTEBURY, Leonard D.
1950-2002
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 10 2002 - Leonard D. Attebury, 52, Collins, formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday, September 8, 2002, at his home. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 12, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola. Burial with full military honors will be in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, near Collins.

ATTERBURY, Howard J.
1901-1991
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Howard J. Atterbury, 90, passed away Tuesday evening, September 24, 1991 at his home near Warsaw. He was born on April 20, 1901 in Mendon, Mo., the son of Emerald and Minnie Smith Atterbury. He grew up in Sheridan County, Mo. and on August 16, 1936, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Hill. Following their marriage. they made their home in Kansas City where he worked as a mechanical engineer for U.S. Cold Storage in Kansas City until his retirement in 1959. In 1960 they moved to the Warsaw area. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, in 1983, and one son, Howard Leland Atterbury in 1968, three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by three grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, all of the State of Washington, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Last rites were held at Reser Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 28. Burial was in Shawnee Cemetery.

ATWELL, Bertha Mae SHOPP RUSS
1912-1995
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bertha Mae Atwell, 82, Clinton, died Saturday, March 4, 1995, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born September 21, 1912, at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, daughter of Charles Hershey and Ella Roxy (Chaffin) Shopp. She came to Henry County with her father in 1926. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1931. She taught one year in a country school before her marriage September 3, 1932, to Grover Lee Russ. From this union two daughters were born, Patricia Lee Russ and Dolores Eileen Russ. She again began teaching in the rural school sin the fall of 1942 and attended Central Missouri State College during the summer sessions, receiving a B. S. degree in Education from Central Missouri State College in 1967, where she was a member of Alpha Phi Delta Honorary Sorority. She taught school in various rural schools in the Clinton area. She was married August 12, 1945, to John Atwell, who preceded her in death December 15, 1977. From this union another daughter was born, Cheryl Ann Atwell. Bertha Mae was owner and operator of the Clinton Greenhouse for a number of years where her love of flowers and plants was developed even more. Even after she no longer had the greenhouse she continued working with the flowers and gardening that she loved so much. It was a joy for her to share her flowers with friends and loved ones. She faithfully attended, as her health permitted, the Christian Church of Clinton, the Sunday school and the Monday morning sewing group. She is survived by daughters, Patricia Waugh of Blairstown (formerly of Kansas City, Ks.), Dolores (Dolly) Hicks of Kansas City, Ks., and Cheryl Ann Atwell of the home; a sister, Olive (Polly) Steward and husband, Marion, of Clinton; seven grandchildren, Boyd Waugh, SFC Charles David Waugh, James D. Waugh, Roxanne (Hicks) Hale, Rodney Hicks, Debbie (Hicks) Gumm and Richard Hicks and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a nephew, Dr. Bryce Shopp of Imperial, Nebraska; a niece Charlene Conrad of Clinton; sisters-in-law, Maude Summers, Pauline, Mary and Marguerite Atwell of Clinton. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by those who knew here. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 8, at the Clinton Christian Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ATWELL, John Bryant
1906-1977
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Bryant Atwell was born near Roseland, Missouri, October 26, 1906, the son of Louis Bryant and Laura Etta Jennings Atwell. He passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 15, 1977, of an heart attack. He was married August 12, 1945 to Bertha Mae (Shopp) Russ, of the home, 800 Hudson, Clinton, who now survives him. He is also survived by a daughter, Cheryl Ann, also of the home; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dolores Hicks and Mrs. Patricia Waugh, both of Kansas City, Kansas; five sisters, Pauline and Myrtle Atwell, both of Clinton; Mary and Marguerite Atwell, both of Calhoun, and Mrs. Maude Summers, also of Clinton. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Boyd, David and Jimmy Waugh, and Rodney and Richard Hicks, Roxanne Hale and Debbie Hicks, and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are the following nieces and nephews, Mrs. Joyce Trolinger of Calhoun, Jamie and Kent Summers of Clinton, Charlene Mann, Clinton, Dr. Bryce Shopp of Imperial Nebraska, and Michael Steward of Kansas City. John was converted as a young man and became a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, which he attended for many years. He also attended Northeast Baptist Church of Clinton. John was employed by Bob Stayton Chevrolet for many years where he met and made many friends. John was a kind and gentle man who loved the out-of-doors, loved his dogs, but most of all he loved his family and friends. He was happiest when he was with them or doing some special thing for them. He was a devoted father, husband and brother. He was loved by all who knew him and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services for Mr. Atwell were held Monday, December 19 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ATWELL, Laura Myrtle
1902-1981
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Laura Myrtle Atwell was born in Henry County on December 21, 1902, to Mr and Mrs Lewis Atwell and passed away at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton on Tuesday, May 5, 1981. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Atwell. She is survived by sisters, Pauline of Clinton, Mary and Marguerite of Calhoun and Mrs. Grover (Maude) Summers of Clinton. She worked as a beautician for many years. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 7 at Northeast Baptist Church. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

ATWELL, Marguerite N.
1909-2001
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 30 2001 - Marguerite N. Atwell, 91, Clinton, formerly of Calhoun, died Wednesday evening, March 28, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born July 5, 1909, in Calhoun, the daughter of Louis Bryant Atwell and Laura Etta (Jennings) Atwell. She owned and operated with her sister, Mary Atwell, the Atwell Beauty Shop in their home in rural Calhoun for many years. She was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Atwell and Maude Summers, both of Clinton; two nieces, Joyce Trolinger, Calhoun, and Cheryl Atwell, Clinton; a nephew, Kent Summers, Clinton; three great-nephews, Ryan and Brady Summers, Clinton; Tony Trolinger, Calhoun; three great-nieces, Heather Summers, Springfield, Ashley Summers, Clinton, Taryn Trolinger, Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John B. Atwell; two sisters, Myrtle and Pauline Atwell, and a nephew, Jamie Summers. Funeral services will be Saturday, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Roseland.

ATWELL, Pauline Elizabeth
1912-1997
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Miss Pauline Elizabeth Atwell died Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, at the age of 85 years, two months and eight days. She was born May 14, 1912, in the Thrush community in Henry County. She was the daughter of Lewis B. and Laura Jennings Atwell. She lived in Harrisonville, Warrensburg and Clinton, where for over 40 years, she and her sister, Myrtle, operated beauty shops. Pauline was converted at Mt. Giliand Baptist Church and later became a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. She is survived by three sisters, Marguerite and Mary Atwell, of the home, and Maude Summers and husband, Grover, Clinton; nephews, James Summers, Windsor, Kent Summers, Clinton; nieces, Joyce Trolinger, Calhoun, Cheryl Atwell, Clinton; great-nephews, Tony Trolinger, Calhoun, Ryan and Brady Summers, Clinton, great-nieces, Taryn Trolinger, Calhoun, Heather and Ashley Summers, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her sister, Myrtle, and her brother, John. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 24, at Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Henry County.

ATWELL, Wade Hampton
1918-1994
Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co, CA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wade Atwell, 76, son of Roland G. and Effie Jennings Atwell, passed away in San Marcos, California, February 28, 1994. He was born near Calhoun, on January 19, 1918. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Wilma Bull Atwell; three daughters, Sandy, Judy and Nancy; grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Nicholson of Encinitas, California; nieces, nephews and cousins in this area. He and his family left Missouri and moved to California in 1948.

AUDSLEY, Robert Earl
1920-1997
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Earl Audsley died Friday, March 28, 1997, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. He was born February 20, 1920, in Jackson County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Earl Audsley. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during World War II. Mr. Audsley came to Chilhowee in 1956. His first wife Dina, preceded him in death in 1961. On August 4, 1963, in Chilhowee he was united in marriage to Evelyn Mary Hupman. He was the postmaster in Chilhowee from 1961 until his retirement in 1986. He was very active in the community and served on the Chilhowee City Council for five years. He was also treasurer of the Senior Citizen Housing and a member of the Chilhowee Fair Board, the American Legion and the Chilhowee Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Evelyn, of the home; two sons, Robert E. Audsley Jr., Warrensburg, and Edward A. Audsley, Kansas City; six stepsons, Paul E. Davis, LaMonte, Gary K. Davis, Chilhowee, Ralph E. Davis, Holden, Michael R. Davis, Warrensburg, Ron Stoneking and Jerry Stoneking both of Chilhowee; three stepdaughters, Mary Lou Lockard, Lee's Summit, Linda Willcockson, Chilhowee, and Nancy Cavanaugh, Leeton; two sisters, Nigel Warden, Warrensburg, and Anna Lee Coulter, Leavenworth, Kansas; three grandchildren, 17 step-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 31, at the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Burial was in the Chilhowee Cemetery.

AUE, Richard B. "Dick" Sr.
1941-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 15 2007 - Richard B. "Dick" Aue, Sr., 66, Clinton, died Saturday, September 29, 2007, in Lee's Summit. He was born on September 18, 1941, in Kansas City, the son of Winfred Ivan and Audrey Oleta (Osburn) Aue. He was married to Diana Joyce (Burg) Aue. He was a drywaller and owned his own business for over 35 years. He was a member of the McDonald Lodge #324 Independence, where he was a past Master Mason. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Winfred Ivan Aue and Audrey Oleta (Osburn) Aue, and a sister Janice Loraine (Aue) Hamilton. He is survived by his wife Diana of the home; one son Richard Bryan Aue Jr. and friend Tammy, Clinton; two daughters, Carrie Jones and husband Glen, Lee's Summit, and Beth Holmes and husband Jim, Lake Lotawana; one sister Jeanie Carper and husband Jay, Kansas City; five grandchildren, Amy Johnson and husband Jessie, Miranda Jones and friend Brian, Aaron Jones, Justin Jones and friend Ashley, and Andrew Jones, and two great-grandchildren, Michelle Johnson and Jacob Jones. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, October 2. Cremation followed the service.

AUER, Clarence Howard
1908-1943
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO - Clarence Howard Auer was born November 13, 1908, near Clinton, MO, and died November 11, 1943, aged 35 years. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Auer of Calhoun. Mr. and Mrs. Auer moved to their farm about 5 miles northwest of Calhoun when Clarence was about a year old. His childhood was spent with his parents on their farm. At about the age of eighteen he went out to secure work and has worked at different occupations, but the special work that he liked, was machinery and boiler work. It was while working at such work at the Windsor Coal Co. mine that he met his death, Thursday morning, November 11. He was a good natured, likable fellow and made friends where ever he went. He was generous in his nature and always anxious to succeed and had a happy way of not only making friends, but securing work. He was married the first time on December 18, 1926, to Marion Hanger of Clinton, MO. To this union one child was born, Marjorie Auer, who with her mother lives near Windsor. In April 1932 he was married a second time to Wanda Hix of Climax Springs, MO. To this union one child was born, Charles Henry Auer, who is two years old. Besides his parents and those mentioned, he leaves to mourn his sudden death, a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Calhoun Saturday afternoon. Interment was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

AUER, Edna Sarah THOMAS
1888-1970
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Edward H. Auer, 81, formerly of Calhoun, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Calhoun Christian Church, of which Mrs. Auer was a member. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery. Mrs. Auer died Monday afternoon (June 22, 1970) at a Clinton boarding house. Mrs. Auer was born in Henry County, near Calhoun, November 21, 1888, daughter of the late Walter and Evelyn Thomas. In 1908, she married Edward H. Auer of Clinton and they were the parents of one son, Clarence Howard Auer, who died in 1943. Mr. and Mrs. Auer lived on a farm five miles northwest of Calhoun until 1940, when they moved to Calhoun. The last two years they have lived in Clinton. Survivors include her husband, of the home; one granddaughter, Mrs. Lewis Knecht; one grandson, Charles Henry Auer, Raytown; one brother, Allen Thomas of Brawley, California, and two great-grandchildren along with other friends and relatives.

AUER, Henry Edward
1851-1897
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 15 1897 - Monday morning, Henry Auer, living a mile east of Quarles, came to town with his wife, a son and little daughter to do some trading. While his wife was engaged about her purchases, Mr. Auer and son drove into the Martin and Hurley Lumber yard and the team was somewhat fractious as they drove in. Then a passing freight train so frightened the horses, they became unmanageable and Mr. Auer was dragged down the yard's driveway to where the company's wagon stood and was crushed and mangled horribly between it and his own. He was picked up and conveyed to Dr. Britt's office, where Drs. Britts, Barr, Johnson and Stearns labored zealously but to no avail as surgery was useless. He was moved to the home of Gus Elges, a relative of East Franklin Street, where he lingered unconscious until Tuesday morning, when death relieved him. He was about 45, industrious and respected, a son-in-law of M. Sauerwein, and the wife and six children mourn a kind husband and indulgent father. Burial at Shawnee Mound. He carried $2000 life insurance and leaves his family otherwise provided for.

AULDRIDGE, James Luther "Jim"
1936-2003
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 21 2003 - James "Jim" Luther Auldridge, 66, Lowry City, died Saturday, January 11, 2003, at 8:11 a.m., in his home, surrounded by his wife and other loved ones. Jim was born in Joplin September 3, 1936, to John Lawrence and Katherine Blehm Auldridge. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He had a special talent for buying, selling, trading and had owned and operated J and L Flea Market from 1990 until his health failed him this past year. He was a man of many talents who could build a house or fix any piece of machinery. Jim greatly enjoyed his cattle and farm home. A sociable man, he always looked forward to frequently visiting with his friends in the coffee shop. Having grown in his love and devotion to Christ in the past several years, Jim especially loved the church and his brothers and sisters in Christ. Jim was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lowry City. He served as a trustee until he felt he was unable to spend the time required and resigned the position. Preceding him in death were his mother, father, two brothers, John and Billy, and two sisters, Ethel and Mary Lou. He married Lois Smart Neasham on December 31, 1986, gaining a daughter, Sandra Cantrell, Sedalia; a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Joy Neasham, Napoleon. With this marriage he instantly gained seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. From a previous marriage, Jim is survived by one daughter, Patricia Castle and her husband Peter, and their children, Chelsea and Dylan, and his adopted children, Mary Baker Monroe and her husband Marty, and their daughter; Clifford Auldridge and his wife June, and their three children; John Baker and his three children, and Jeff Baker and his wife Jeannie. Jim is also survived by his wife, family and a host of relatives, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ. Services were held Tuesday, January 14, at the First Baptist Church of Lowry City. Interment in Deepwater Cemetery. Military rites were accorded by the American Legion 131, Warrensburg.

AULDRIDGE, Lois I. SMART NEASHAM
1929-2012
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Lois Isabell Smart, Neasham, Auldridge was born on May 30, 1929 near Iconium, MO. to George Herman and Odessa Maude (Smith) Smart. She was the second youngest of nine children.  She passed away March 12, 2012 at her home while surrounded by her loving family. The family lived on their farm in Missouri until 1943 when they moved to California in order for her father  to help care for his ailing sister. While living in California, she met a handsome sailor, Stewart Andrew (Tod) Neasham. They married on September 29, 1945, To this union two children were born. A daughter,  Sandra Eliese, on June 27, 1946 and a son, Ralph Keller, on Nov. 17, 1947.. The family owned a chicken ranch in Yucaipa, CA. tending 3,000 laying hens.  In 1954, Lois and Tod began working in a new business called 'Tupperware' promoting the home party plan.  They moved to Wisconsin opening  the state to Tupperware as part of a nation wide expansion.  Illness forced Lois to leave Tupperware and return to CA. before moving to Warner Robbins, GA. for a time where Tod worked on the Air Force base as a civil servant.. After Tod retired, the family moved back to Missouri, where Lois had been born and much of her family resided.  They bought a run down farm house on 162 acres.  Over the next several years, they lovingly restored and added to their home and farm buildings.  Both Lois and Tod  loved hosting their extensive family and friends whether it be for a meal or an extended stay.  Lois was a wonderful gardener. She loved growing both flowers and vegetables. She sewed, making curtains, and other things for her home, as well as clothes for the children and grandchildren.  She canned and filled her freezer and cellar with wonderful food, which she then use to fabulous meals. Her dried flowers were beautiful and graced the homes of many friends and family members. A couple of extra special gifts she created include a quilt that she and Tod hand stitched, together.  When finished, they  embroidered outlines of their hands and the date on a square, creating a priceless heirloom for their children.  Another such gift was a pair of moccasins made by hand from deer skin,  for every immediate family member.  A total of 12 pair. Lois was a true Proverbs 31 virtuous woman. Lois began a career in the life insurance business in 1980. She worked hard and was very successful.  She won many trips, allowing  her and Tod to travel extensively, including trips to Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, and other vacation spots.. Tod was killed in a traffic accident in 1985.  Lois was married Dec. 31, 1986 to James Luther Auldridge.  They were married until Jim died from lung cancer Jan. 11, 2003. She came to know Jesus as her personal savior when she was 13.  She loved the Lord and served him in many ways. She taught Sunday school, fixed floral arrangements for the sanctuary, worked tirelessly in the kitchen and helped for years in vacation Bible school.  Her greatest desire is that all of her family should be saved.. Lois was preceded in death by both husbands, her parents, four brothers, and two sisters. She is survived by her children, Ralph (Joy) Neasham, Napoleon, MO. and Sandra (Frank) Ordonio, Warsaw, MO., A step-daughter, Trisha Castle, (Mike) Hendersonville, TN., seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, two sisters, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

AURAND, William
1841-1897
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 16 1897 - On Saturday morning, October 9, after an illness of four weeks, Wm. Aurand departed this life. An upright, conscientious man, esteemed and valued as a citizen. Born in Pennsylvania in 1841; at the age of three years moved to Stevenson county, Illinois and in 1858 or 1859, came to Clinton. In 1861, married Miss Melia Bailey, who, with two daughters, Mrs. Ella Walker and Miss Oda, survive him. By untiring industry and frugality, he acquired considered property. His career was varied. At times he handled stock, contracted, was in the lumber trade and at one time conducted one of the largest yards in the Southwest, at the corner of Washington and Grand River. In the early 70's, he united with the Baptist church, under the pastorate of Rev. J. W. Warder. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge. Funeral at the residence on South High Street and burial in Englewood.

AUSTIN, Arnold Eugene
1930-1998
Double Branch Cemetery, near Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arnold Eugene Austin, 68, Butler, died Sunday, November 2, 1998, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born August 29, 1930, to George and Mae Carpenter Austin in Bates County. Arnold, an only child, was a lifelong resident of rural Butler, never living over five miles from where he was born. He graduated from Butler High School in 1949. On April 1, 1956, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Deems and to this union, three sons and one daughter were born. Arnold was born with glaucoma, but overcome his physical disability and became a successful businessman. For the past 35 years, Arnold and wife Bonnie owned and operated Austin Farm Salvage, a salvage/parts business where parts were processed and supplied to customers in 49 states and several foreign countries. He traveled extensively by bus and plane to many states. At an early age he was baptized into Christ's Church of Pleasant Home. Arnold was a longtime member of the Missouri Council of the Blind and American Council of the Blind; a charter member of Chilhowee Antique Machinery Organization; charter member of the National Tractor Parts Association, and charter member of West Central Workers of the Blind. Arnold was an inspiration to all and will be missed by his family and many friends. Arnold is survived by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie Austin of Butler; three sons, Karl Austin and wife Connie, Clinton, Mark Austin and wife Ruth, and Joe Austin and wife Dawn, all of Butler; one daughter Sue Swartz and husband Phillip of Topeka, Kansas; one aunt, Alice Jenkins of Butler; 14 grandchildren, Kayla and Anthony Austin, Elizabeth, Laurance, Shana and Brian Austin, Stephanie, Esther, Trent, Krystina and Jaclyn Austin and Rebecca, Melissa and Jennifer Swartz; several nephews, nieces, other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 4, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial was in Double Branch Cemetery, Butler.

AUSTIN, Betty Jane PULLEY
1927-2001
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 24 2001 - Betty Jane Pulley Austin, 74, Bella Vista, Arkansas, died Wednesday, August 22, 2001, at her home. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 25, at the Lowry City Baptist Church, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery. She was born July 4, 1927, in Galena, Kansas. She was a resident of Overland Park, Kansas, from October 1967 until August 1984, when she and her husband retired to Bella Vista, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. James R. Pulley; her mother, Alice Pulley, and her brother, James E. Pulley. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Lee Austin; three daughters, Linda Wostrel and her husband, Bill, Jancie Langton and her husband, Steven, both of Overland Park, Kansas, and Debbie Endecott of Rogers, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Laurie Dearing and her husband, Shawn, Leesa Wostrel, Marlo and Chad Langton and Ashlee Endecott; two sisters, Dorothy Morris of Lowry City and Lucille Naylor of Hermann.

AUSTIN, Broaddus Hero
1886-1935
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - A fishing trip on Tebo Creek ended fatally for Broaddus Austin, who lived near Tightwad, Saturday when he was seized with an attack and fell into the water where he drowned. Mr. Austin and a neighbor, Col. Sparks, had gone to the creek the night before and set trotlines, then returned the next morning to take in their catch. Mr. Austin was sitting on the bank when an attack came upon him suddenly and he fell five feet down the bank into about four or five feet of water. In falling, his head struck a submerged rock or log and was badly bruised. He came to the surface only once about ten feet from the bank in about five feet of water. Col. Sparks waded into the water, although he could not swim, imperiling his own life in an attempt to rescue his companion, but he was unable to get him out of the water. He went for help to recover the body. The coroner of Henry county, Dr. W. T. Jennings, also the deputy sheriff, Dalton Davis, were called to the scene, but upon their arrival found that the accident had occurred a quarter of a mile over the Benton county line so they were without jurisdiction, and could not take charge of the case. Someone of the community had notified the coroner, prosecuting attorney, and sheriff of Benton county, which the Henry county officials did not know until their arrival. After learning the facts, the Benton county officials did not deem an inquest necessary. The body was brought to the Wilkinson Funeral Home in Clinton after it was released by Dr. Hurt, the Benton county coroner. Mr. Austin was well-liked by his neighbors and was a good citizen. He was named after the late Dr. Broaddus, former pastor of the Clinton Baptist Church, who was a first cousin of Mr. Austin's mother. Broaddus H. Austin, son of an old Virginia family, was born near Charlottesville in Albemarle county, Virginia, February 3, 1886. Three years later he came to Missouri with his parents and he grew to manhood east of Clinton. Mary I. McGinnis of Lowry City and Broaddus Austin of Clinton were united in marriage September 8, 1908, and they were given eight children. Mr. Austin always provided well for his wife and children and was ever thoughtful of their welfare and devoted to them. He was converted when he was a young man, under the ministry of Rev. Wade Johnson. Mr. Austin was thrifty and everything he had apparently prospered under his hand. He always had fine livestock and good horses, and was also typically southern in his hospitality to his friends. He had a strict sense of honesty and never owned a dollar to anyone in his life but what he paid it promptly. Those surviving Mr. Austin are his wife and their children, Dale, Dana, Paul Eugene, Pearl William, Loy Leo, Dorris, Kenneth, and Donald Dean, all of the home except Dale, who is married and resides in Sedalia; also the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. E. J. Ballard, Mrs. Curtis Ballard, and Mrs. W. P. Ballard, of Quy Depot, Virginia; Mrs. J. E. Whitfield, Warrensburg; Mrs. Allie Coones, Clinton; Mrs. Sallie B. Pemberton, Midland, Texas; Mrs. Nettie U. Grant, Montana; Mrs. E. D. Botts, Sedalia, and Noble Austin, Coal. Two sisters and two brothers have preceded him in death. The funeral services were Sunday at the Methodist Church in Coal. Burial was in Englewood.

AUSTIN, Christena Ella WOOD
1844-1907
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. E. C. Austin died April 13, 1907 in Bethlehem township. Born September 11, 1844 in Virginia. Married to W. H. Austin Feb. 2, 1864; 15 children, 10 girls and five boys. Fourteen survive her. She was one of these good old Virginia Christian mothers and devoted to her family. Since the death of her husband in January, her health seemed to fail. She was 62. She made a profession of religion when she was 17 and joined the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Virginia. She lived to see her children, five sons and ten daughters, all to be grown, except the oldest; all members of the same church and all married, except the youngest. They were all present with their devoted mother as she gently and quietly passed away, except the three sisters - Mrs. Willie Ann Ballard, Mrs. Lucelia Ballard and Mrs. Ella Ballard, of Charlottesville, Va. Those present were the four brothers of Clinton and seven sisters; Mrs. Allie Coons of Clinton; Mrs. Mary Chipley of St. Louis; Mrs. Nettie Grant of Montana; Mrs. Jennie Whitfield of Warrensburg; Mrs. Grace Botts of Sedalia; Mrs. Fannie Wood of LaMonte, and Mrs. Allie Pemberton of Midland, Texas.

AUSTIN, Connie Z. ALLEN
1947-2012
Double Branch Cemetery, near Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 17 2012 - Connie Z. Austin, 65, Clinton, died Sunday, September 2, 2012, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born on February 19, 1947, in Fairfax, the daughter of Byron Spencer Allen and June Marie (Jones) Allen. Connie was married to Karl E. Austin on November 24, 1978, in Clinton and he survives of the home. She was a dedicated member of the Clinton Church of Christ in Clinton where she organized several ladies functions within the church. She was also a member of the Clinton Rotary Club. Connie always supplied the club with homemade pies and cakes for the Rotary Club's annual cake walk and various fund raisers. She was a former member of the American Business Women's Association. Connie worked for the former Wetzel Hospital as Director of Health Information Management. When the hospital closed and Golden Valley Memorial Hospital opened, she moved to Golden Valley, assuming the same position, making her Director for forty years. She retired in June 2012. In her spare time Connie enjoyed baking and working in the yard. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Anthony Eugene Austin of Clinton; a daughter, Kayla Dawn Harris of Tipton; one grandson, Lucas Nathaniel Austin of Creighton; a sister, Sharon Pope and her husband, Cameron, Fairfax, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sue Stoner. Funeral services were Thursday, September 6, 2012, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was in the Double Branch Cemetery in Butler.

AUSTIN, Edward Rand
1878-1926
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Edwin Rand Austin died at his home on North Main street, some time during the night, Saturday night. He had been in failing health for some time and blind since last summer. Ed Austin, as his friends knew him, was born in Clinton, July 18, 1878. He graduated in the first class of grammar school graduates who ever received diplomas from the Clinton schools. He then attended the Lamkin Academy. From the time he was 11 years old, he made his own living. He ran a very popular confectionery store on the north side of the square for several years, then with John Wright, bought the Dempsey Candy Factory, which they ran successfully for several years. He traveled for the Fletcher Candy Co. for two years, going from them into the employ of Loose-Wiles Co., and closed his 20 years as traveling salesman for them, December 1924, when his health became so poor he was not able to go any longer. Ed was a friend to everyone in the towns he made in his territory. He ranked first among all the salesmen of the Loose-Wiles factory. He was a most devoted son, his love for his mother being the supreme passion of his life, her comfort always being his first content. Whether he was at home or on the road, his ever thought was of her. During his failing health and sight, his great worry was that he would become a burden to her, whom he loved most. He had said a number of times that death would be a welcome release from the pain and his helplessness, but he never murmured or complained. Never was there a more patient sufferer than he. The end came as he would have wished it. His spirit slipped into eternity some time during the night. For months he had to take medicine during the night. His mother covered him before retiring, and fixed things so he got them by his bed, He being as well as usual. Sunday morning about 7:30 she went in to see what he wanted for breakfast, found him covered as she had left him, with things untouched on the table, but his spirit had left its earthly dwelling place. On this mother his going is hardest, for he was her supreme love, to make a comfortable home for him was her greatest joy. And there was never a lovlier home than she made. She, dainty, sweet and charming as a young girl, was always interested in the details of his life. His greatest joy was to bring something to beautify their home, or something dainty for her to wear. He loved equally as well his only sister, Mrs. William S. Duncan, and her two sons, William and Robert Duncan, on which he lavished much. He was as proud of them as their own parents. Fortunate, indeed, is this bereaved little mother to have left to comfort her, the beloved daughter and son-in-law, William S. Duncan, who has also lavished as much care and devotion on her as if he had been her own son. Deceased was a member of the Elks Club and the funeral services were in charge of this Order. The address being made at his late home on North Main street, Monday afternoon. Interment in Englewood.

AUSTIN, Emma J. WADE
1909-1998
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 28 1998 - Emma J. Austin, daughter of Meredith and Jessie Tillman Wade, was born August 15, 1909, in Henry County, and died Monday, April 20, 1998, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Emma attended Shawnee Mound Grade and High School and later graduated from Central Missouri State University with a degree in education. She taught school at White, Garland, Blairstown and Little Grant Schools before she retired. She was a member of the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Shawnee Mound Ladies Aid. She was married to Roy W. Austin who preceded her in death on April 19, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Joe Wade and Owen Wade, and one sister, Marie Burton. She is survived by two sons, Ted Austin of Chilhowee and Jack Austin of Blue Springs; one brother, John Wade of Independence; two sisters, Daisy McSpadden of Leeton and Nettie Adams of Archie; three grandchildren, Steve Austin of Chilhowee, Brandon Austin of Kansas City and Jennifer Stanard of St. Louis, and one great-grandson, Cody. Funeral services were held at the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, April 22. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

AUSTIN, Ida B. CHASTAIN
1911-2004
Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany, Moultrie Co, IL
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 14 2004 - Ida B. Austin, 92, Bethany, died early Tuesday morning, July 13, 2004, at her home. Services will be Friday, July 16, in McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial will be in Marrowbone Twp. Cemetery, Bethany. She was born September 26, 1911, in rural Warsaw, the daughter of Joseph W. and Nettie M. Shinn Chastain. She married Frank O. Austin, October 20, 1928, in Clinton. He preceded her in death March 8, 1985. She was a homemaker. She was a 50-year member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Bethany. She is survived by her sons, Glenn E. and wife Carolyn S. Austin, Grand Canyon, Arizona, Charles W. Austin, Bethany; daughter, Helen L. and husband, Kenneth W. Oathout, Bethany; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Pearl A. Miller, Sullivan. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter Ermurlee; brother Hurbert H. Chastain and sisters Lola D. Briggs and Grace Patterson.

AUSTIN, Kenneth Wilbur
1927-1997
Rivermonte Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenneth W. Austin, 69, Ozark, died Wednesday, February 5, 1997, in the home. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 8, at the Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. Burial will be in Rivermonte Memorial Garden Eastlawn Cemetery. Mr. Austin was born August 25, 1927, in Tightwad. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Broadus and Mary Austin; four brothers, Dale, Paul, Pearl and Loy (Sam). Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Carl Dean of the home; a daughter Gail Austin of Rogersville; twin sons Kim and his wife Barbara of Nixa, and Keith and wife Julie of Jefferson City; six grandchildren, April, Breanna, Kyle, Robyn, Katie and Arin; two brothers, Dana Austin, Walled Lake, Michigan, and Donald Austin and wife Joyce of Deepwater; a sister, Doris Crockett, Dover Foxcraft, Maine; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Austin lived in Sedalia. He worked for MFA and Cover Construction Co. until 1972. He and his family moved to the Ozark area and he was employed by Bridges and Co. until a construction accident forced him to early retirement. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Nixa Christian Church and the American Legion Post 676. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening, auto races and loved feeding and watching his birds.

AUSTIN, Mary Elizabeth CHEEK
1843-1928
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary E. Austin At Rest - Our long time friend and old neighbor is in Heaven. She left for the Eternal City at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 1928. The end came quickly and quietly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. S. Duncan, on South Second street. She was in an automobile accident September 3, when her leg was broken. She was taken to the hospital where the fracture was set, but it did not knit on account of her age. Several weeks ago she was removed to her daughter's home, and from all appearances she seemed to be on the road to recovery, when at 3 o'clock the afternoon of her death, she took suddenly ill, her heart giving her trouble and physicians were called and all possible was done, but she had completed her life journey. Mary E. Cheek was born near Columbia, Adair county, Ky., Nov. 20, 1843. When she was eight, her parents moved to Forest City, Ill., where she was married to James A. Austin, March 25, 1869. Soon after their marriage, they moved to Central City, Nebr., where they remained a year. They came to Clinton in 1872, and this had been her home since. Three children were given to this union; one son died in infancy. The other son, Edwin R. Austin, lived with his mother until his death, May 23, 1926, at the family home on North Main street. She then went to live with her only daughter Mary A. Duncan, where she had enjoyed the genial cheer of her son-in-law, W. S. Duncan, and her beloved grandsons, William A. and Robert G. Duncan. This daughter, two grandsons and son-in-law, are the only members of the immediate family surviving. She had three brothers and five sisters, but she is the last one to go. She leaves a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She was a devout member of the Baptist church for years, contributing to all of its activities. She attended church regularly and thru all of my acquaintance with her of more than 30 years, I have never known her to say a word against a member or a minister. She lived up to all of the ordinance, doctrines and covenants of her church. She was baptized in the Clinton Baptist Church, January 30, 1875, having been a member for more than half a century. Mrs. Austin was my friend and my neighbor, a southern gentlewoman, who, when widowed, was confronted with the problem of providing for her family and made a wonderful home filled with sunshine. Into this home were invited boarders, who shared it's joys and comforts. She was a splendid manager and an excellent cook and fortunate were those who had the privilege of sharing her home for a number of years. The leading business and professional men and women of that day surrounded her table. They were all "her boys and girls". Hers was a mother heart and she catered to them and their taste in cooking as much as she did to her own children. As a child I would often chance by near meal time and marvel at the miraculous way she cooked and served such wonderful meals. Her bread was always a little better, the meats a little more juicy, the cakes a little lighter and more delicate, the pastry more crisp and the salads better than any place else in town. I had never seen her hurried, flustered or worried over a single household duty. Everything was in order and she was always calm and sweet. Her home was three blocks from the square, farther than most of the professional folks cared to go for their meals, but that home was the rainbow's end and there the "pot of gold" was translated into good wholesome food, daintily served, the silver, glass and china sparkling, the linen immaculate. Paul Tyler, George Holiday, John Williams and a number of others were among those who enjoyed the hospitality of Mrs. Austin's home those years. When her children became grown, she retired, and we have never seen a more beautiful relationship than the one that existed between her and her only son, Ed. He thought of her every comfort and she of his. He was a traveling salesman for y ears and he never left too early to have breakfast, or came in too late to have supper. Then her grandsons! While she lavished her affection on Ed, she was completely wrapped up in these two boys. Everything they did in their lives from the time they first came into the world, thru the grade school, the high school and college, was her first thought. How delighted they were to go to Grandmother's house. She always had what they wanted to eat. When they came home from school they told her their joys and sorrows. When Ed died, her son-in-law, William S. Duncan, immediately took her to his home on south Second street. Her loved ones had feared she would not be contented away from her own home environment, but it seemed she was most gloriously happy, for Mr. Duncan anticipated every desire, and there was never a lonely moment for her. They planned special dinners, etc., invited her intimate friends, the car rides always included people who were especially congenial to her. While all the time he, his wife and sons had always planned things for her happiness. When she came into their home they never let a minute of the 24 hours in the day go by without translating their love into the things that make a joyous old age for their loved one. Blessed among women was she to be in such a home. Mr. Duncan loved Mrs. Austin as devotedly as he had his own mother. She thoroughly enjoyed hearing her grandson, Robert G. Duncan, sing, and he had delighted her many times during those last bedfast days. Just a few days before her death, she requested song after son, and was especially pleased in his rendition of "Asleep in the Deep." The children of the neighborhood were always remembered when they were ill with a dinner on the daintiest tray. It was worth being sick to be surprised by the things she brought them. Between times she always had little boxes of candy or cakes for them. As we grew older, she was still a charming companion, going with us to church, to prayer meeting, and places of entertainment, interested in everything we were. Anyone of us would quickly resent it if any stranger referred to Mrs. Austin as being "old". Her heart and spirit were young and her body was marvelously strong, as she had always been well. In the past three weeks, she cheered all about her, being known at the hospital as a "game sport", never complaining, always grateful for everything done to her. Her fractured leg had not "knitted" after being set, but it was, indeed, fortunate that she never knew it, for she had learned how to give to others, but not learned how to take. Her loved ones and her beloved nurse, Mrs. Wilbur, had to watch in order to detect her needs, she so refrained from telling them as she "did not want to be any trouble." The funeral service was in her beloved church, and the historic bell tolled her age and long years of service. Her body was laid in Englewood by the side of her son.

AUSTIN, Mary Innez McGINNIS
1892-1937
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The Angel of Death entered the Austin home of Tightwad at 1:00 p.m. Monday to claim Pearl William, the oldest son at home, but tarried long enough to take the hand of his devoted mother, Mrs. Mary Austin, at 1:10 p.m. and left bearing to the realms of light these two noble sprits. Mrs. Austin and her son were both victims of pneumonia, the son being in a critical condition with lobar pneumonia in the left lung, when the doctor was first called, delays having been enforced by broken wires, due to the sleet storm. a trained nurse from Springfield was at once put on the case but all their combined fight for life was futile and the shock of losing her son, who had been her chief strength since her husband's untimely passing a year and a half ago, was thought to have been too much for the mother's heart. Mary McGinnis was born March 7, 1892, at Lowry City, the daughter of Robert McGinnis and Hester Shepperd McGinnis. She was reared at Lowry City and was there married to Broadus H. Austin, September 8, 1908. Mr. Austin was the descendant of a superior old Virginia family, whose fine principles and high honor together with the sweet and beautiful qualities of his estimable wife were passed on to their eight children. Both parents, with their Christian beliefs and strict training, have been taken from their children now within 18 months of each other, and with the passing of the son, Pearl William, the first of their children has closed his eyes on mortal scenes. Mrs. Austin of whom all good attributes are true, instilled into her children the fundamentals of right and God-like living that have set their feet firmly on the solid foundation and now that she is with them no more, even the youngest, Donald Dean, not yet in school, is brave and good. Two other sons, Kenneth, Loy Leo and the only daughter, Doris Lee, are of the home and the three oldest sons now have homes and farms of their own - Dana and Paul Eugene of the Tightwad neighborhood and Dale of Sedalia. Mrs. Austin is also survived by one brother, Loy McGinnis of Chicago and her mother, Mrs. Robert McGinnis of Lowry City. Since the death of Mr. Austin, his widow tired bravely to carry on and keep the home intact for her children. She often went beyond her strength, but she was a person of great ambition for her children, worked faithfully in the Baptist church and Sunday school at Shady Grove in Benton County and was a neighbor such as the whole community loved and respected. Pearl William Austin was born March 9, 1917, and was a good and helpful son, shielding his mother the best he could and was indulgent and kind to the younger children as the father, whose loss they felt so keenly. The shoulders of this brave son squared firmly to his task from which the Grim Reaper has released him, but the reward of his work is sure. The arms of the Savior were open to him as well as his good mother.

AUSTIN, Opal Georgia OWEN
1909-1998
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Opal was born May 1, 1909, in Benton County, the daughter of W. A. and Maud (See) Owen. She died Sunday, September 6, 1998, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 89 years, four months and five days. She was united in marriage to Paul Eugene Austin on March 7, 1936. Mr. Austin preceded her in death in 1953. For many years, Opal lived in the Tightwad community moving to Clinton 27 years ago. Opal was a graduate of Central Missouri State Teachers College. She taught school in Henry and Benton County School Districts for 20 years. She also worked at Singer Sewing Company and Farm Bureau Insurance Company for a number of years. Opal was a member of the Christian Church of Clinton, CWF and Young At Heart groups of the church and area extension clubs. She is survived by three daughters, Mary M. East, Clinton, Jean Gray, Kansas City, and Jan Adams, Stockton, California; one son, Paul W. Austin, Kingsville; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one sister Reba Henry, Windsor; one sister-in-law Mary Owen, Coffeyville, Kansas, and numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother Amos Owen, and two sisters, Wilma Owen and Burm Owen, who died in infancy. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 9, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

AUSTIN, Pearl William
1917-1937
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
(See AUSTIN, Mary I. McGINNIS)

AUSTIN, Roy Walter
1904-1993
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy Austin of Chilhowee, was born September 1, 1904 in Cooper County, the son of James and Zella Phillips Austin. He departed this life April 19, 1993 at Westwood Nursing Home. His home was near Chilhowee. He was a loyal member of Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a farmer and stockman. He was always aware of the earth's potentials to meet his daily needs. He responded gladly to planting the fields and harvest. He enjoyed and rejoiced when the rains came to promote his crops. He like to observe the cattle in the meadows. He is survived by his wife Emma of the home; two sons, Ted Austin and wife Darlene of Chilhowee, Jack Austin and wife Roberta of Blue Springs; three grandchildren, Steve Austin of Kansas City, Brandon Austin of Columbia, and Mrs. Jennifer Stanard of St. Louis.

AUSTIN, Verna Mae CARPENTER
1905-1997
Double Branch Cemetery, near Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Verna Mae Austin, 91, Butler, died Wednesday, August 20, 1997, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, after a few weeks' illness. She was born November 14, 1905, to John B. and Della Jones Carpenter, near Peru in Bates County. She was one of five children. On November 14, 1929, she married George T. Austin, who preceded her in death in January 1978. She was baptized as a young girl at the Double Branch Church and was the last living charter member of the Double Branch Ladies Aid. Later, she attended the Church of Christ on East Ft. Scott Street in Butler. She was a faithful Christian from her teenage years, often putting the needs of family and friends before her own needs. Granny, as she was called by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many of her friends and others who knew her, enjoyed having the great-grandchildren around her, even trying until the last few weeks to keep up with them. She is survived by one son Arnold E. Austin and wife Bonnie of Butler; one brother Clyde Carpenter of Salem, Oregon; one sister Alice Jenkins of Butler; three grandsons, Karl Austin and wife Connie, Clinton, Mark Austin and wife Ruth, Butler, and Joe Austin and wife Dawn, Butler; one granddaughter Sue Swartz and husband Phillip, Topeka, Kansas; 14 great-grandchildren, Kayla and Anthoney Austin, Elisabeth, Laurance, Shana and Brian Austin, Stephanie, Esther, Trent, Krystina and Jacque Austin and Rebecca, Melissa and Jennifer Swartz, and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, and two sisters, Ola Carpenter and Eva Thomas. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 23, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial will be in Double Branch Cemetery in Butler.

AUSTIN, Wilma Lee SMITH
1918-2002
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2002 - Wilma Lee Austin, 83, Osceola, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at her home. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Friday, April 26, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

AVERY, Angus Brown
1867-1922
Forest Park Cemetery, Greenwood, Caddo Co, LA
Clinton MO - Angus C. Avery died in Shreveport, LA. Tuesday morning at the sanitarium after being ill but a few days with influenza. His sister, Mrs. H. M. Fewel, received the message Tuesday. Mr. Avery had been in apparent good health and was planning to come home and visit his mother, Mrs. A. C. Avery, in the spring, the last letter they received. His death came as a shock to his people here as they did not now he was ill. He made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Marcelite Lockhart, but she was in Houston, Texas, at the time of her father's illness and death. His other two daughters, Misses Helena and Catherine, are in school in the East. Deceased was born in Clinton June 16, 1867, being a son of the late A. C. Avery. He was educated in Clinton and later graduated from William Jewell College at Liberty. It was said he was the finest mathematician that ever entered William Jewell College. He took the examination to enter West Point when a young man and stood at the top in all the examinations but could not enter on account of a weak heart. The man who examined the young students said he never hated to turn down a young man worse in his life. For years he has been in the railroad business and held a responsible position as city passenger, agent in the union station in Shreveport. He also had oil interest. He was a good business man and held in the highest esteem by all. He loved home and his children and raised all to follow the teachings of the Master. Both he and all his children were members of the Shreveport Baptist church. His only son, Herbert, died at sea in 1918 with influenza on his way to France. It had been many years since he lived in Clinton, but all who remember him, love him. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. A. C. Avery, of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Arnold, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. H. M. Fewel, Clinton; four brothers - Will Avery, Los Angeles, Calif.; Howard Avery, Norfolk, Va.; Herbert AVery, Roanoke, Va.; and Walter Avery, Kansas City. The funeral services were conducted at Shreveport, Thursday afternoon. Interment in the Shreveport cemetery. His brother Walter, from Kansas City, attended the funeral.

AVERY, Angus Clark
1836-1911
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Sudden Death - Angus C. Avery Expires of Heart Failure - Angus C. Avery, long one of Clinton's most venerated residents, was suddenly called from earth at 11:30 Monday morning, September 18th. For about a week he had been confined to his home from the effects of a severe cold but serious results were not apprehended. His son Walter was down from Kansas City Sunday, but returned thinking his father would soon recover from the indisposition. He had been subject to heart trouble, but Sunday night slept better than usual, and sat up Monday morning chatting with his wife and daughter and neighbors who came in. Just before his death he walked to the bath room and on his return sat down in his chair gasping for breath. A moment later he breathed his last. Mr. Avery was perhaps the oldest native born resident of this county, having opened his eyes in Henry county when it was known as Rives county Jan. 26, 1836, being therefore 75 years, 7 months and 23 days of age. His father was Rev. Henry Avery, a pioneer minister of this section, who died in 1845. He was educated in the common schools and attended Union Hill Academy, and Burritt college, both in Tennessee, and the Missouri State University, later graduating from the law department of Cumberland University in Tennessee. He practiced as a lawyer in Clinton until the war broke out, when he engaged in real estate business, in which for many years he was very successful. In 1860, he was married to Miss Rhoda Dodge, who survives him. One daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Freund, has made her home with her parents and was with her mother during his last moments. Besides these, survive the following children: August D., who is now in Germany on a trip around the world; Wm. H., of Los Angeles, Howard G., of Norfolk, Va., Herbert D., of Canon City, Colo., Angus B., of Shreveport, La., Walter W., of Kansas City; and another daughter, Mrs. Clara B. Arnold, of Denver, Colo. In the vigorous years of his business life, Mr. Avery was prominent and progressive as a citizen and a leader in all measures for the upbuilding of Clinton, showing not only public spirit but liberality in encouraging every enterprise. He was a moving spirit in the building of what is now known as the M. K. & T. railway, serving as a director and refusing the compensation to which he was entitled, besides giving considerable right of way. He was a devout member of the Baptist church being always actively interested in directing and prospering its work and aiding it in every way in his power at all times. he was faithful and unswerving in his love for Him Who died to save; and his wise council, his unselfish devotion and his continued presence will all be missed by the congregation which has looked upon him as a patriarch.

AVERY, Charles Edward
1849-1926
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - A busy, useful life was brought to a close at the Lakeside hospital in Kansas City, at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 1926, when the spirit of Charles Edward Avery returned to its Maker. The week before he had taken most seriously ill, suffering most intense agony. He was first taken to the hospital in Windsor then to the Kansas City hospital. On his arrival there the specialist said he was suffering from an internal abscess with conplications and although all possible was done, the end came very shortly after the incision was made to drain the abscess. It seems impossible to friends and dear ones as he had seemed so well and strong and had given such active supervision to his farm, walking about it only a few days before his fatal illness to see that all was well with his cattle. In the death of Mr. Avery, the county has lost a valuable citizen. His going was bourned by both rich and poor. The darkies of the neighborhood, whose parents had been owned by the Avery family in the days gone by, were there to pay their last respects. Walter Avery, colored, one of the older generation was there with his sons and dug the grave in the Sardis cemetery. It was with tear dimmed eyes that he said: "Everybody will miss Mr. Avery, he has done something for all of us." Many other tributes to his life and high standards of living were made by others, but none greater than the one that came from this kindly humble heart. He was laid to rest there without ostentation. He lived without pomp or egotism, but was a true American aristocrat - that aristocracy of independence of thought, and of constant adherence to duty and uninterruped fidelity to honor. The individual who goes quietly about the things that are his to do, the things at hand, is the man who wins after all. We can study, with profit, the life of Ed Avery, who built a good foundation with an excellent education, then put it into use not only for his family, but his entire community. The fertility of the soil on his farm is as high as it was when he started more than 40 years ago. The acres are in the highest state of production. No thin, worn out soil - but the thick black loam of 100 years ago. The cattle are sleek, the cribs well filled. Everything about was thrifty, that tell without words the life of a good steward. His faith in God never wavered. He looked forward to the home where there is no parting. He held to the Primitive Baptist faith, having attended that church since childhood. He was, without doubt, the best read man in the county, always manifesting keen interest in all questions, both economic and political. His understanding and judgement on current issues of the day were unerring. He delighted in up-to-date inprovements. Radio pleased him and the knowledge he could get from the speeches of brilliant preachers and statesmen, served to make him even delve deeper in questions of the day. He was devoted to his family. He was most generous in his affection, desiring all the time the things that were for their good. As a host he was unequalled. The charm of the fireside of he, his wife and his children was indelibly printed upon your mind, after having once enoyed it. His home has oftentimes been the scene of festivity. Perhaps those he loved best were those family reunions of recent years in July to celebrate his brithday. The kinspeople and friends at those times came from far and wide to pay him tribute and enjoy his genial counsel. Now it is a happy memory with everyone who went. After all our influence for good upon our friends or acquaintances is what really counts in the end, and perhaps no one had more influence for good than he. - Charles Edward Avery was born on the farm just north of his home place, July 4, 1849. His young manhood was spent on the home farm except the years spent at the University of Missouri. On February 1, 1883, he was married to Lelia T. Merritt. He brought his bride to this farm and here is where they have spent 43 years of happy married life. Here is where they have reared three sons - William Merritt, Earl Leland and Merrill Gordon, and two daughters - Virignia Lenora, now Mrs. Russell Chipman and Lelia Ethel, now Mrs. Charles Jones. Mr. Avery is also survived by three grandchildren, also by three sisters - Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Finks, Calhoun; Mrs. Mary Henrietta Marr, Springfield, MO., and Lillian May Marr, of Joplin, Mo., and one brother, John Henry Avery, of Long Beach, Calif., besides the host of neighbors and friends.

AVERY, Florene CARROLL
1909-2002
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2002 - Florene Avery, daughter of Charles Carroll and Fannie Mae Emery, was born April 14, 1909, in Osceola and died at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, on October 16, 2002, at the age of 93 years. She was married to Harry Avery, who died in 1971. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Clinton. She was the matriarch of five generations. She is survived by her daughter, Mary E. Carter of Lompoc, California, as well as 10 grandchildren, Patricia Carter-Wright of San Jose California, Jonetta Ferguson of Modesta, California, James Carter of Leavenworth, Kanas, John W. Carter of Clinton, Mary A. Carter of Merced, California, Denise Johnson of San Antonio, Texas, Carole Lynn Zeno of Lompoc, California, Richard Carter of San Antonio, Texas, Deidre Carter of Lompoc, California, and Michael Carter of Los Angeles, California; 30 grandchildren and a number of great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, October 21. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery, Clinton.

AVERY, Genevieve
abt 1909-1937
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Genevieve Avery, colored daughter of Bessie and Forrest Avery, died in the Bell Memorial Hospital, Kansas City, Kas., at 6:15 Monday evening following an appendicitis operation that had been performed Saturday morning between ten and eleven o'clock. She had been apparently getting over the operation satisfactorily when complications set in and death was quick to follow. She had been ill since Tuesday. Genevieve, one of the best negroes of the community was a girl 28 years old and had been the competent and trustworthy maid in three select Clinton homes. She was trained by and had her first service under the exact tutelage of Mrs. Frank Kent, now of Fort Worth, Texas, then worked some years for Mrs. Jim Spore and the past eight years had been the efficient and devoted housekeeper of Mrs. James A. Parks, where her sunny smile and willing heart have served with a loyalty and love capable only of her race when they are sincerely fond of their white folks. Bessie and Forrest have good children, Jim, Walter and Mary, who have responsible Clinton jobs; Viva and Herman Charles in school and William, who works in the Capitol at Jefferson City, to comfort them. The funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at the Second Baptist Church.

AVERY, George Green
1862-1934
Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa, Tulsa Co, OK
Clinton MO - Green Avery died in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, according to a telegram received by his brother, Henry Avery, northwest of Calhoun. Green Avery was born near Calhoun, July 23, 1862. He married Miss Mollie Merritt, December 10, 1884, who died January 21, 1909. Two daughters were given this marriage, who survive, as follows: Miss Eula, of California, and Mrs. Myrtle Cook, Memphis, Tenn. The later has two sons. Mr. Avery was married the second time at Colorado Springs, in 1916. This wife survives with three children: Millicent, Jacklequin, and Etta May. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Addie Avery Brown, in the Home for Aged Baptists at Ironton, Mo., and two brothers, Pleas and Henry Avery, northwest of Calhoun. Mr. Avery and his family lived in Clinton many years at the home now owned by Mrs. Flossie Adair on South second street. He went to Tulsa in 1916 and has been employed in the city water department. Funeral services were held in Tulsa Wednesday. His daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Cook, attended.

AVERY, Henry Flavius
1864-1935
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - H. F. Avery Dead - H. F., better known as "Flave", Avery, died at Castle Rock, Colo., April 30, 1935. He was the son of Robinson and Venezuela Palmer Avery, and was born January 18, 1864, in the first weather boarded house built in Henry county by his grandfather, Rev. Henry Avery in 1832. Mr. Avery grew to manhood in the Pleasant View neighborhood and moved to Clinton with his parents. He served four years on the city council and was mayor of Clinton one term, moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he engaged in the fire insurance business, traveling over the various Rocky Mountain states as special agent and adjuster. In 1906 he was sent to San Francisco, California, following the earthquake where he remained about a year adjusting losses for insurance companies. In 1909 he was elected mayor of Colorado Springs. Upon his retirement from office in 1913 he engaged in the fire insurance business again in Denver, moving to Colorado Springs in 1928 where he resided until 1933 when he received the appointment of receiver of the First National Bank of Castle Rock, Colorado, to which place he moved and resided until his death. He was married June 18, 1901, to Miss Minnie Colt of Clinton, who survives. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery at Clinton today (Thursday). Mr. Avery was a first cousin of Roy K. Palmer and Mrs. Anice Baker of Windsor and the Averys of the west side.

AVERY, Howard Green
1865-1934
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk City, Norfolk Co, VA
Clinton MO - Howard G. Avery died at his home in Norfolk, Va., Thursday morning after a long illness following an operation. About two months ago his twin brother, Herbert Avery died in Norfolk. Deceased was born August 7, 1865, in Clinton, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Avery. He graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, and then, as he desired to study law, through the advice of Peyton Parks, entered the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, where he received his degree and returned to Clinton where he was admitted to the Bar and practiced one year. While in school, he met a Virginia girl whom he later married, and who prevailed upon him to return to Virginia to make his home, so he practiced law there 35 years. Two sons were given to this union, both of whom live in Norfolk; Hamilton Avery is an architect there and Angus has been manager of a hotel. Mr. Avery is also survived by his beloved wife, one sister, Mrs. H. M. Fewel, South Third street, Clinton, and two brothers, Will Avery, Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Walter Avery, Beverly Hills, Calif. Deceased was converted when a young man and united with the Baptist Church in Clinton. He moved his membership to Virginia when he went there, and became an officer in the church, and always took an active part in the church. His mind was bright and keen and he was known as one of the best lawyers in the south. Ever happy and cheerful, others were always his first concern and his life was one of continually giving to his loved ones. His funeral and burial was at Norfolk.

AVERY, Ida GOODIN
1870-1904
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death of Mrs. Pleasant Avery - This sad event occurred 20 minutes before noon, Oct. 28th, from kidney disease, at the home of her husband in Tebo township. Deceased was about 33 years of age and had been considered seriously sick all summer, by her physician, but she was hopeful and anxious to greet her friends and mingle with the. This wish was gratified by her devoted husband, as was every other one possible. She was the eldest daughter of James Goodin, near Windsor, and was married to Pleas. Avery 15 years ago. Two children blessed the union - Raymond, aged 14, and Helen, aged 12. She was only confined to her bed four or five days and was a worshiped daughter, sister, wife and mother and much beloved by a large circle of friends and relatives. The remains were carried to Windsor for burial, at noon on the Sabbath day, Oct. 30th, where M. R. Amick made a few appropriate remarks before interment. She has joined the hosts of loved ones gone before. On February 7, 1889, she was married to Mr. Pleas Avery who with a son and daughter, is left to mourn her death.

AVERY, James Mason
1838-1903
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Nov 28 1903 - Death of James M. Avery - A Prominent Citizen Succumbs to Attack of Pneumonia - It is our sad duty to chronicle the death after a brief illness of James M. Avery, one of the best known residents of Clinton, where his life was spent and where his property interests are extensive. The suddenness of Mr. Avery's death was a shock to his fellow citizens, few of whom knew of his illness until after his death. The community feels most keenly the loss of such a man and in its grief, extends to the bereaved wife and children in this hour of profound sorrow, the sincerest sympathy. Mr. Avery's death resulted from an attack of pneumonia involving both lungs. On Thursday afternoon last he did some open air work about his home and was chilled through when evening came on. The next morning he was feeling very badly and the family physician, Dr. Britts was called early in the day. He foresaw the danger and employed every means to avert the attack of pneumonia but without avail. Sunday his children were telegraphed for. The disease made rapid progress, and early Monday morning it was seen that his life was likely to pass away at any time. He expired at 9:15. There were by his bedside his wife and his youngest daughter, Mrs. W. J. Livingston, of Windsor. Mr. Avery was the son of Rev. Henry Avery, a pioneer of Henry county. He was born in Tebo township June 7, 1838, being consequently 65 years, 5 months and 15 days old at the time of his death. His early life was spent on a farm, and in 1853 he entered Murritt College, in Spencer, Tennessee. Leaving this school in 1856, he farmed until the early 60's when he engaged in the horse and mule business. In 1865 he entered into the mercantile business in Clinton, the firm being known as Avery & Doyle. In 1870 he became one of the organizers of the Clinton Savings Bank, and when in this was succeeded in 1872 by the First National Bank, he became Cashier of the institution, continuing at this post until 1875, when he went to Moberly to engage in the baking business with Col. J. L. Woolfolk, the firm being known as Avery & Woolfolk. He returned to Clinton in 1879, and from that time until two years ago was largely and actively interested in the First National Bank, and its successor, the Citizens Bank, holding prominent positions in its management. He finally disposed of his interest in the institution and devoted himself to his large property interests here and at Memphis, Tennessee, where with his sons he had developed an extensive suburban property. Mr. Avery was married June 16, 1865, to Miss Sallie M. Woolfolk. To them were born four children all of whom are living - Ella C., wife of Judge R. E. Lewis, of Colorado Springs; Mary Belle, wife of W. J. Livingston, of Windsor, and Charles H. and Frank, of Memphis, Tennessee. He was prominent in Baptist church circles, holding an official position for many years. In the community, Mr. Avery was recognized as a business man of sound principles, upright in his dealings with his fellow man. With his profound affection for his family and his home there existed also a love of plants and flowers that is a blessing possessed by few men of affairs. His memory will be long cherished by the whole community. The funeral of the late James M. Avery was held on Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist church. Interment in Englewood cemetery.

AVERY, James William
1870-1935
Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA
Clinton MO - James Avery died at his home in a suburb of Los Angeles, Calif., Christmas, was the word received by Mrs. H. M. Fewel from her brother Will Avery. The funeral was conducted Saturday and he was buried in the Soldiers Home Cemetery, near Los Angeles. Mr. Avery was born September 1876 (sic) in Clinton and his first bog was in the Clinton Eye office where he was a general favorite of the late owners, Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Smith. He finished his schooling in Clinton and during the term which Tom Wallace served as county clerk, Mr. Avery was his deputy. He served as a lieutenant in the Spanish-American War and saw service in the old Company F in Cuba. Shortly after his return to Clinton, about 1900, he went to Colorado Springs, taking with him his mother Mrs. R. L. Avery, sister Miss Estelle, and brothers, H. F. (Flave) and Edgar. Soon after they moved there, Flave, who later married Miss Minnie Colt of Clinton, was elected mayor of Colorado Springs, and served several terms, becoming prominent in political circles in that state. Flave died within the past year. Jim Avery became bookkeeper and auditor for the Giddings department store in Colorado Springs, which position he held until a few months ago when his health cased him to resign. He was in a Denver hospital for a time and a few months ago realized his life's desire and moved to California to spend his last days. The company which he served so many years held him in high esteem for he always remained steadfast to the same high principles which he evidenced in the Eye office. It can be truly said he gave his life for his mother, sister and brother, Edgar, for he never married but provided for their comfort and welfare. The members of his family were all aristocrats and this innate breeding made their home a sanctum where was found the dainty linen, silver, china, and lovely old furniture, which had belonged to the Avery family for many years, some of it for generations. The Avery family found joy and congenial companionship in Colorado Springs. Mr. Avery possessed a brilliant mind and was cultured and refined in every sense of the word. He read extensively of the best literature and was a fine conversationalist, always accurate in his use of the English language and interesting in his speech. Surviving him are his sister and brother, Miss Estelle, and Edgar Avery of Los Angeles. The Avery home in Clinton was the place now occupied by Will, Porter and Miss Mallie Eversole.

AVERY, Kent
1963-1997
Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kent Avery, 34, Chilhowee, died Thursday, May 29, 1997, at his home. He was born January 25, 1963, in Frankfortam Main, Germany, the son of Leonard G. Avery and Lynda Carol Andes Avery. Mr. Avery was a senior at Central Missouri State University. He had lived in Chilhowee since 1992 and was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Independence. Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Avery, Northglenn, Colorado; one son Dylan Avery, Chilhowee; his father and stepmother, Leonard and Linda Avery, Northglenn, Colorado, and one brother, Trent Avery, Northglenn. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1994, and a brother, Troy Avery, in 1978. Graveside services were held Monday, June 2, at the Floral Hills East Cemetery in Lee's Summit.

AVERY, Lola B.
1907-1992
Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Lola B. Avery, 84, central Kansas City, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1992 at Menorah Medical Center. Services will be Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Lawrence A. Jones Linwood Chapel; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Avery was born in Clinton and moved to the Kansas City area 48 years ago. She was a laundry worker at the Muehlebach Hotel for 23 years, retiring in 1970. She was a member of the Wayne Miner post of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, James Avery of the home; and a sister, Genieve Reed, Kansas City.

AVERY, Pleasant
1852-1936
Laurel Oak Cemetery (A), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Pleas Avery, many years a resident of Henry County, died at 7:45 Sunday morning, January 19th, in Warrensburg, where he had been since last October to be near medical aid. Pleas Avery was born November 2, 1852, on his father's farm, five miles northwest of Calhoun. Franklin Pierce was elected President the day he was born. He was the son of P. G. and Sarepta (Walker) Avery. In 1857 he moved with his parents and sisters to Calhoun, where his father and Jas. Tutt were in the wholesale and retail business at the south end of the west side of the square. At the death of his father in 1863, the family returned to the farm where he assisted his mother with farming. He was educated in the Calhoun Academy. In those days, school was taught in the churches, so he attended school at Sardis and Salem, and later at the Merritt and Pleasant View schools. February 7th, 1889, he was united in marriage to Miss Ida Goodin, who preceded him in death October 28th, 1904. To this union were given a son, Raymond, and daughter, Helen, now Mrs. Harvey Farmer. In 1892 he improved and moved to his farm 3/4 mile away at the junction of State Highways No. 2 and farm-to-market road J., where he lived until he went to Warrensburg. Raymond resides on the farm where his father was born and Mrs. Farmer on the home place. November 7th, 1914, Mr. Avery was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Lee Oglesby of Warrensburg, who with the son and daughter, survive him, also two sisters, Mrs. D. M. Doyle of Torrance, Calif., and Mrs. Addie A. Brown of Ironton, Mo., and a brother, Jas. H. Avery, northwest of Calhoun. When Mr. Avery built his last home it was known as Henry County's most modern farm house. It was a sitely location, surrounded by the beautiful countryside, and in this home was found all the charm and hospitality of the old South, for Mr. Avery was a man of culture and refinement and liked the best things in life. He was devoted to his home and family and both marriages were happy. His second wife gave him the utmost in devotion and care during his declining years. Mr. Avery kept his farm in a high state of cultivation. During his later years, he fashioned replicas of famous ships, including the Santa Maria and other historical sailing vessels, which were admired and prized by friends. Mr. Avery had traveled extensively. When a small boy he went to Tennessee with his parents and sister, also attended the World's Fair at Chicago in 1893, and the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915, also had been to Texas. Almost everyday while Mr. Avery was on the farm, he and his brother, Henry, phoned each other. The funeral was held at the Sweeney-Phillips Chapel in Warrensburg Monday and burial at Windsor beside his first wife. The pallbearers were four cousins and two nephews, Will Merrill, Sidney Lyman, Russell and Gordon Avery. Among those from a distance to attend the funeral of Pleas Avery were John Scott and wife, Alvin Kendrick and wife near Bowen, W. F. Sikes and wife, John Reynolds and sisters, Mrs. Floyd Fewel and Mrs. Anna Bell Reynolds, of Leeton, H. M. Fewel, Clinton, Clifton Fewel and wife, Calhoun, Fyke Fewel of Lewis Station and Mrs. Arch Shelton, Lexington.

AVERY, Rhoda Augusta DODGE
1838-1923
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death of Mrs. A. C. Avery - This occurred at 2 a.m. Thursday, July 26th, 1923, after years of frail health or practically ever since the death of her husband, September 18, 1911. She died in her own home, cared for by Mack Fewel and wife. She was born March 28, 1838, at Marietta, Ohio, and married A. C. Avery, July 3, 11860, in Cumberland county, Tennessee. Coming to Clinton a bride, she at once identified herself as a woman of rare culture and refinement and her ready sympathies and help inn all those years of the eighteen-sixties made her beloved and respected by all. When a small girl, her parents and family moved to the Cumberland mountains of Tennessee, on account of the health of their son John Dodge, who was an artist. She attended the Burritt College, at Spencer, Tennessee, where she met her future husband, A. C. Avery. He was the valedictorian of his class in this college when she graduated and was also valedictorian of her class the year or so after when she graduated. She was a fine scholar, education appealing to her very much. She was a splendid mathematician and in an old autograph album there is a written commendation of one of her professors, in which there is a difficult problem, which he said she would always remember. She liked nothing better than a problem or puzzle and always was ready to help any of her children with their lessons. She had saved many of her essays, which were real masterpieces. Particularly fine was a college essay recently found by her daughter, Mrs. Fewel, on "How youth should treat those in declining years." It contained much fine sentiment that she put into everyday practice when she tenderly cared for her own mother, Mrs. Dodge, who died in her 95th year, just a few years ago. In fact, Mrs. Avery gave her most devoted care when she herself was not able. She did not fritter away her time on society or the things of life that do not count for eternity. Instead she and her husband, with their education and ability, threw their whole selves into the work of real home building and for the Master. Nine children blessed the union. One daughter, Katherine, died in infancy. All the rest lived to be mature men and women. All received college educations except one, who preferred to start into business. The town and community always had the utmost respect for Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Avery's fine sons and daughters, who were unspoiled by wealth. Everyday, as they grew up, they were taught to be home lovers first, then all were early lead to follow the steps of the Master and united with His people. As they have founded homes of their own in far off cities, we always find them closely allied with the church of their parents' faith - the Baptist. Oftentimes tho the busiest men of their town, they have served as Sunday School superintendents and in other places where service counts most. Most only that, but their children are taught to tread the paths of righteousness. Surely no better testimony can be made of any life than that of the lives of their children and children's children. Soon after they moved to Clinton the Baptist church was organized. Her husband, already a Baptist, was a charter member. She had been raised a Presbyterian, but as soon as the church was organized, united with it, being one of the first members and one of the twenty who helped build the present edifice. She and her husband threw their whole lives into the work of their Master, giving themselves and money unstintingly, not only to the furtherance of the local Baptist church and the cause, but their work and money extended to thousands of dollars of endowments to William Jewel College, as well as to state, national and foreign missions. They worked with one mind and one heart for the cause they loved. Mr. Avery served for nearly half a century as deacon and Sunday School superintendent, while she served an equal length of time as treasurer of the Women's Missionary Society and other capacities. No day was too hot or too cold for her to walk clear across the town, even when in her late seventies, to minister to a friend sick or in need, or to attend to the duties of her church societies. She was always the first to be on hand to help. Hers was a character of unusual worth and one of rare beauty. But after all, in her home was where she shone best of all, for she was an excellent housekeeper, never anything allowed to go undone. Her home on South 2nd street, a real mansion in size, but just sufficiently large to house a happy family of wholesome boys and girls, was a beauty spot in Clinton for 25 years. The interior decorations, arrangement and choosing of the furniture, showed the artist hand and the home loving instinct of this little mite of a twinkling eyed woman. Even after she knew not what she was doing, she would sweep and dust constantly. Hospitality ever reigned supreme in this home. Every Baptist minister who was ever in Clinton had sometimes been a guest of this household, as well as every traveler, lecturer and people who were trying to improve conditions. The unfortunate too, were not forgotten, and all were sheltered with equal hospitality. Her husband lived a year after they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and had the last family reunion. This was July 3, 1910. A few years later her beloved oldest son, Gus, died in Sidney, Australia, with pneumonia, while making a tour around the world. This, with the great sorrow of her husband's death and the disease of hardening of the arteries, caused her memory to slip and a few years she had forgotten the present, all except the happy memories of her youth. When more than a year ago, her son, Angus Avery, at Shreveport, Louisiana, died, she did not know. Neither when her eldest daughter, Mrs. Henry Arnold, died in Denver, Colorado, five months ago. It was a blessing she did not. Her daughter, Mrs. Mack Fewel, has given her the most devoted care that we have ever seen. During all these years, there were but very few hours that she had been away from the dear mother's call. During the last weeks of suffering, she devotedly ministered to her day and night, never even undressing for many days. Surely Mrs. Avery was blessed even to the last minute on earth with such a daughter. It is blessed to know she is now asleep to awaken in heaven and the joys of her reward. Her maiden name was Rhoda Augusta Dodge, and as her husband was closely allied with the early laying out of Clinton, Augusta street, in the east part of Clinton, was named for her. She leaves two sisters - Mrs. Amelia Snyder, age 91, and Mrs. Kate Zener, both of Hollywood, California. She also leaves four sons - Will H. Avery, Los Angeles, California; Howard Avery, Norfolk, Virginia; Herbert Avery, Roanoke, Virginia. The latter two are twins. Walter Avery, Chicago, Illinois; also one daughter, Mrs. Mack Fewel, Clinton. She also leaves 13 grandchildren and one adopted grandchild. The funeral services were conducted at her late home Friday afternoon. Buried beside her husband in Englewood.

AVERY, Robert Walter
1851-1907
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death of Robert W. Avery - Robert W. Avery was born June 14, 1851; departed this life April 27, 1907, aged 55 years, 10 months and 13 days. Deceased was stricken with paralysis last August, but in a few weeks had seemingly recovered. However, recurring attacks so broke his constitution that his health gradually gave way, until the final stroke a few weeks ago, from which he only at intervals partially rallied. Throughout his illness all that loving relatives and neighbors could do was done for him. Yet, the strong man he was, in the prime of life, was called to his reward. That his reward will be great, not one who ever knew him can doubt - everyone was his friend. Quiet in demeanor, honest, straightforward in all dealings with his fellowmen, never wanting more than what was just and right, a considerate neighbor, and a man whose home life was most exemplary - never staying away from home, and who loved his family dearly; what measure of greatness shall be his! Certain it is the Father above will glorify the life called hence. "Bob", as he was called, was a son of the late Judge Wm. L. and Sophronia (Williams) Avery, his mother now residing with her youngest son, Harry Avery, in Colorado Springs. December 10, 1884, he married Miss Estella Merritt, daughter of the late Judge M. B. and Mrs. Susan A. Merritt. To this union five children were born - the eldest (a son) dying in infancy; the other four, three sons and a daughter, with their mother mourn a loving husband and fond parent. Beside these, his immediate family, deceased leaves mother and younger brother above mentioned, an elder brother, C. E. Avery, of Tebo, and four sisters - Mrs. Fisher Finks, near Calhoun, Mrs. Jno. W. Coppage, near Hickory Grove, Mrs. Nick Marr, Joplin, and Mrs. Peter Marr, in Colorado, and many relatives. Sunday afternoon brief funeral services were held at the family home, after which the body was borne to Sardis burial ground where the last sad rites were performed in the presence of one of the largest funeral assemblages in the history of the county.

AVERY, Robinson Lafayette
1824-1889
Avery Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 2 1889 - A pioneer gone - R. L. Avery died in this city at his residence on Franklin Street Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. of pneumonia and heart disease. He passed away quietly and unconsciously. The right lung was paralyzed and he suffered no pain. His death was a shock to the community, as he had been ill but a short time; complained of feeling badly from taking cold Thursday of last week that did not take to his bed until Saturday. He was 64 December 12th and was born and White County, Tennessee. Came with his parents, the Rev. Henry Avery and Elizabeth Green Avery, to this county in 1831 and lived on the farm pre-empted by his father in Tebo township until four years ago when he moved to Clinton for better educational advantages for his children. The house on the farm where he lived for 40 years still stands and was the first dwelling erected in the county. Our first county court was held in it. Robert Avery was sent to Tennessee for his education and taught school for a number of years on his return and has the oldest teacher's certificate in the county. He has two sisters and two brothers living, all younger than himself. Mrs. N. A. Fewel, his eldest sister , resides at Moniteau Springs, Colorado , and Mrs. S. J. Roberts, next in age, at Durango, Colorado. A. C. and J. M. Avery reside in the city. Robert Avery married Venezuela Palmer December 8th 1857. Ten children have been born to them, five now living. Mrs. Mary Chipman, the eldest, resides on the home farm. The other four, Flave, James, Estelle and Edgar, reside with their mother in this city. R. L. Avery was August, generous to a fault, bore malice to none. Those in trouble never appealed to him in vain. He treated his fellow men as though they were upright as him and, as a coincidence, was imposed upon by never murmured. He belonged to no sect or creed, but was simply one of God's nobleman. Funeral at the home and remains were taken to Tebo township and laid rest with parents, brothers and relatives in the family burying ground. A pouring rain fell all day; even nature wept that so good a man must die.

AVERY, Ruth Josephine SYPES
1923-2017
Sardis South Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Ruth Josephine Avery, 94, of Clinton, Missouri, formerly of Calhoun, Mo., died Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Westwood Living Center, Clinton. She was born April 28, 1923, in Johnson County, Mo., near Sutherland, the daughter of Carl Doc Sypes and Esther Lena (Fewell) Sypes. On January 7, 1946, in Clinton, Mo., she married Stoestle Pearl "S.P." Avery and he preceded her in death on January 27, 2005. Josephine was a devoted farm wife and mother and cherished her family. She was a member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church, Windsor. She was also a member of the Clinton VFW Auxiliary Post 1894, the Warrensburg American Legion Post 131, and the Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary, Lee's Summit. She greatly enjoyed volunteering at the Whiteman Air Force Base pharmacy and did this for 16 years. Josephine loved to travel and had attended the Missouri State Fair for 84 consecutive years. Josephine's children were her pride and joy and she loved them unconditionally. She is survived by 7 children, Grace E. Shockley, Clinton, Mo., Patricia P. Cobb (Lonnie), Lee's Summit, Mo., Felton D. Avery (Lois), Grandview, Mo., Larry M. Avery, Inglewood, California; John S. Avery (Vivian L.), Olathe, Kansas; David H. Avery, Springfield, Illinois; and Dale W. Avery (Laura), Bloomington, Illinois. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces. She was preceded in death by a sister Louvella Caldwell, a brother Alfred Sypes, an infant son, Michael Joe Avery, a son-in-law Marvin Shockley, and a daughter-in-law Vivian Marie Avery. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery, rural Calhoun, Mo.

AVERY, Sarah Pauline "Sallie" WOOLFOLK
1845-1938
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Last Charter Member Baptist Church Passes - Mrs. J. M. Avery Was the Only Remaining One of Seven Organizers of Clinton's First Baptist Church - Died Monday at 6:45 P.M. - Aged 93 - With the passing of Mrs. J. M. Avery at 6:45 Monday, December 5 in Clinton, the last of the charter members of the First Baptist Church of Clinton went home. Mrs. Avery, a Baptist since girlhood, had the love of her faith deep in her heart, bringing it as a bride to her new Clinton home. Hence she was one of the seven moving spirits who had the vision and zeal to build a powerful and might church organization in Henry County. And from that small body, drawn together in the true missionary spirit that heeded the injunction, "Go ye into all the world and spread My gospel," sprung the strongest church membership of Henry County. Full of years and grace, her spirit tuned to the clear call of her Savior, Mrs. J. M. Avery closed her eyes in the sleep of eternity at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Livingston. Mrs. Avery, daughter of an old and distinguished pioneer family, had been away from Clinton some years before 1935 when she returned with the body of her son, Charlie, to whom death had come while they were in California. She had since lived with the Livingstons, gracing their home with sweet and cultured charm. And there, life gently ebbed to its close, with the serenity and peace that had marked all her pathway. Sarah Pauline Woolfolk was born December 8, 1845, at Rock Bridge, near Columbia, in Boone County, the daughter of Charles Thomas Woolfolk and Polly Ann Payne. She was a girl of 11 years when the family moved to Tebo Township, in Henry County. It took six days for the trip by wagon, as all the livestock, horses, pigs and sheep, were moved at the same time, also some 40 slaves. Thus an influential and prominent family became an integral part of Henry County life. Miss Sallie was sent back to Boone County to complete here education as a young lady, at Stephens College, Columbia, and it was while there that she confessed her faith and became a member of the Baptist Church. May 16, 1865, she became the wife of J. M. Avery and they came to Clinton to establish their home, and leave an indelible imprint on its cultural and religious life. J. M. Avery, who died in 1904, was the son of Rev. Henry Avery, who came to Henry County from Tennessee in 1831, having served in the War of 1812 and against the Seminole Indians under General Jackson - one of the county's finest and most stalwart Christian characters. Young, sweet and lovely, Mrs. Avery from the first of her residence in Clinton, wielded an influence that was Christian, for her faith was ever an undimmed light, her attendance faithful and her enthusiasm and pride in her church unbounded. Indeed happy was she, when September 16, 1866, the First Baptist Church was organized in Clinton. The first meetings were held in the courthouse where the late Dr. P. S. Jennings tended to the lighting of the coal oil lamps and the numerous candles that he kept trimmed and burning bright with his candle snuffer. Her energy and means were directed to the erection of a church building and a few short years later the first Baptist Church, which was rebuilt in 1927 corner of Second and Jefferson streets, was erected. Mrs. Avery was a charter member, together with Dr. and Mrs. P. S. Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. John Barlow, Thomas D. Hancock, and W. H. Dodge, and her beloved husband was one of the converts the day of organization, and became one of the early deacons. As a deacon's wife, Mrs. Avery lived in spiritual accord with the office of her husband, preparing the communion bread and wine, making her church and social life one. Many times in the rush of the church social or dinner, when food seemed to be insufficient, she would hurry home and prepare extra dishes, that there might be a surplus instead of a shortage of good food. Four children were born into the Avery home, built at 214 South Second Street, and lived in by their daughter after Mr. Avery's death and owned and occupied the past few years by O.N. Bush. Charles Henry, who died November 28, 1935; Frank of Memphis, Tenn., Ella C., wife of Judge Robert E. Lewis, of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. W. J. Livingston of Clinton, who with ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, survive. To her daughters, this remarkable mother gave the sweet beauty of face and manner that were hers and her sons the grace and charm of marked gentility. "She looketh well to the ways of her household," being meticulously neat and orderly; a fine needle woman, a gifted cook for some of her dishes are still remembered. Her hands were never idle, bits of fancy work, knitting or crochet were ready for pick up work always, until the very last days when she held on by the most delicate thread. When Mr. Avery died in 1904 Mrs. Avery went to Kansas City to make a home for her son, Charlie, living for many years at Rockhill Manor. In 1933, they went to Los Angeles, where they lived until his death. She accompanied the body back to Missouri and continued to make her home here mid scenes she loved and remembered. For so long a life, heres was especially free of sorrow and well might it be said that her ways were ways of pleasantness and all her paths were peace. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Baptist Church.

AVERY, Sophronia Caroline WILLIAMS
1826-1917
Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO
Clinton MO - Sophronia Caroline Avery, daughter of John W. & Nancy A. Williams, was born December 8, 1826 and came to Missouri from Kentucky in about 1835 or 1836 when she was nine years old. Her parents settled on the head waters of west Tebo, Henry County. She was married to William L. Avery January 17, 1843. To them nine children were born, Nancy Elizabeth Finks, Leonora Amelia Coppage, Charles Edward, Robert Walter (dead), Idora Florence Marr (dead), Mary Henrietta Marr, Lillian Marr and John Henry. Most of her life was spent on the old Judge Avery farm till about 1885 she went with her youngest son John H. Avery to Clinton, where they made their home until 1891, when they went to Colorado Springs, where they remained most of the time till her death May 6, 1917. A few days before her death she contracted terminal senile pneumonia from which she died. She was a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist church, having joined about 1867. Funeral services were held at the residence of her son John, after which the body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Colorado Springs. - (another obit): Mrs. Suphronia Caroline Avery died at the house of her son, Harry Avery, in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she had made her home many years, Sunday morning, after only a few days illness with pneumonia. Deceased was born in Simpson county, KY., Dec. 8, 1826, being in her 91st year. Her maiden name was Williams. She came to Missouri with her parents when about ten years old. She married William Lane Avery, who was judge in the county for many years, Jan. 17, 1845. To this union nine children were given. Those who survive are: Harry Avery, Colorado Springs, Colo.: Ed Avery and Mrs. Fisher Finks, west of Calhoun; Mrs. Molly Marr, of Springfield, and Mrs. May Marr, of Joplin, besides a large connection of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many of whom reside in this county. Her husband died March 2, 1875, and is buried in the Avery burying ground near Sardis, in the north part of Henry county, where his father first settled after coming to this state and his happy childhood days were spent. Mrs. Avery was a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist church of this county. She was hospitable and kind and raised good children. Her son, Ed Avery, left Sunday for Colorado Springs for the funeral. When the message came of her death a family reunion dinner was being held at his house, so all could be with his sister, Mrs. Mollie Marr, who is on her way from Colorado Springs to Springfield to make her home. Among those present were: Harry Finks and family, of Clinton; Walter Finks and Fisher Finks, Chas. Jones, Pleas Avery, Russell Chipman, Mrs. Bob Avery and their families and others. The day of rejoicing turned into one of sorrow.

AVERY, Stoestle Pearl "S.P."
1916-2005
Sardis South Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2005 - Stoestle "S. P." Avery, 88, Windsor, died Thursday afternoon, January 27, 2005, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. Mr. Avery was born June 2, 1916, in Tebo, near Calhoun, the son of Walter Avery and Martha Elizabeth (Greene) Avery. On January 7, 1946, in Clinton, he married Ruth Josephine Sypes, who survives of the home. He worked at Feld's Car and Truck Leasing in Kansas City for 21 years. He was also a school bus driver for the Henry County R-1 School District for 10 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II, receiving four Bronze Stars. He was a Sergeant at Arms for the State Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the Clinton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1894 and the Post Honor Guard. He was also a member of American Legion Post #131, Warrensburg, and the Military Order of the Cooties, Belton. In addition to his wife, survivors include five sons, Felton D. Avery, Grandview, Larry M. Avery, Inglewood, California, John S. Avery, Olathe, Kansas, David H. Avery, Springfield, Illinois, and Dale W. Avery, Bloomington, Illinois; two daughters, Grace E. Shockley, Holden, and Patricia P. Cobb, Kansas City; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two nieces, Oreta Staton and Julienne Avery. He was preceded in death by eight sisters, three brothers and an infant son, Michael Joe Avery. Funeral services were Monday, January 31, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery, near Leeton.

AVERY, Venezuela PALMER
1839-1916
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death of Mrs. R. L. Avery in Colorado Springs - Dispatches were received by Clinton and Henry county relatives early Monday morning as follows from her sons, Flavius and James: "Mother passed away at midnight Sunday, April 30th. Will be buried at Sardis church, Henry county, Mo., Tuesday 3 o'clock, May 2, 1916. Please notify all relatives and friends." For over 2 years Mrs. Avery had been helpless from paralysis and her death almost hourly expected. Her body was so fair and frail, "she always was a slender beautiful woman." The spirit seemed loath to leave its temple of earthly clay. She was born in Henry county 20 miles north of Clinton, Jan. 8, 1839, and was the daughter of Drury Palmer, a pioneer of this county. Her maiden name was Venezuela Palmer and was married to Robinson L. Avery when about 18 years of age, Dec. 15, 1857. They resided on the original Avery homestead in the Sardis neighborhood during their young married life and the war, where the sweet woman comforted the widow and orphans, opening her home and heart. Hers has been a life of good deeds accompanied by an unusually sunny, cheerful disposition. She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church. A modern house was built afterwards further upon the hill; but when their children grew up they moved to Clinton for school advantages, and well did these children improve their opportunities. Flavius, the eldest, at 21 years of age, made one of Clinton's most efficient mayors and James, the second son, made the best helper the Eye ever had. He served as 2nd lieutenant in the Spanish-American war. He is now holding a lucrative and responsible position in Colorado Springs. The eldest daughter, Mrs. Mary Chipman, is a widow and with her young daughter, Gertrude, who is the only grandchild, reside in Windsor. Estelle, the youngest daughter, made an efficient teacher in our public school. Edgar, the youngest child, is in poor health and makes his home in Colorado Springs. About 19 years ago Miss Estelle's health gave way and the family moved to Colorado Springs, where the boys supported their mother and sister, the father and husband having died in Clinton, Feb. 27, 1889, and was buried in the old Avery graveyard, near Sardis, in a driving rain, when H. P. Faris and wife were the only Clinton friends, who accompanied the remains and immediate family to the funeral. It seems a singular coincidence that H. P. Faris was the only Clinton friend that found it possible to go this Tuesday riding horseback from Windsor 10 miles in a driving rain. Her only surviving brother, is Rev. W. W. Palmer, who resides in Leeton. The remains were taken to Windsor, and from there conveyed to the Sardis cemetery. Flavius Avery and wife, James and Edgar Avery accompanied the remains. Miss Estelle was too ill to make the journey.

AVERY, William Lane, Judge
1822-1875
Avery Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia MO, Mar 5 1875 - Judge Avery's Death - The Hon. William L. Avery, Judge of the Henry county Probate Court, died at his residence in Clinton, on Tuesday the 2nd of March, 1875, after a short illness. His disease was pneumonia. He was taken on Tuesday, and was sick just one week. He was born on the 14th day of November 1822, in White county, Tennessee. He came to this state with his father, Mr. Henry Avery, who settled on Tebo on the 1st day of March 1832, Judge Avery being at the time about ten years old. He has resided ever since in this county, near the same place, until he moved to Clinton some two months ago. Judge Avery was supposed to be the oldest resident of Henry county, as there were only one or two other families living in the limits of what is now Henry county at the time he came to it, none of whom are now citizens of the county. He grew up with the county and helped to make it what it is. When he came to the county, it was a wild wilderness, with the wigwam of the Indian still standing, and his campfire still smoking, and the deer, the elk and the buffalo roamed its prairies.

AYDELOTTE, James Robert "Bob"
1918-2010
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 19 2010 - James Robert "Bob" Aydelotte was born in Fort Scott, Kansas, on January 10, 1918, the son of James B. and Gertrude Aydelotte, and died Thursday, May 13, 2010. He attended public schools in Fort Scott, Kansas, and graduated from the University of Kansas with honors in 1939. He married Virginia Schryver of Appleton City in 1940. He was employed by the General Electric Co. in their Business Training Program before entering the Army in World War II. In service, he served in Anti-Aircraft and Ordnance, and as a Captain in the Army Reserve. After service, he spent a year with Armstrong Cork Co. ad Controller of their Spanish subsidiary in Seville, Spain. He returned to work for the General Electric Co. and progressed in financial areas for 15 years. Later, he served as financial executive and director of various international manufacturing and engineering companies. He retired in 1978 to live on Nantucket Island. He was active in community and Church organizations in the many communities where he and his family lived. He was a member of the Financial Executives Institute, Treasurer's Club of Boston, the United States Tennis Association, Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Fraternity, the Newcomen Society of the U.S. and the K.U. Alumni Association. In 1985, he and Virginia moved to Appleton City, where he served as mayor for two terms. He was also a director of the Citizens Bank of Appleton City, a member of the Optimists Club and Appleton City Community Club. He was Director and President of Appleton City Landmarks Restoration, Inc., which restored the M.K.&T. Railroad Depot and the original 1870 Library, originally funded by W. H. Appleton, and which are now the Appleton City Historic District. He is survived by sons, James E. and Kevin R. Aydelotte; their wives, Holly and Janell, and grandson, James C. Aydelotte, and by nephews, David Lampton and Richard Aydelotte, and nieces, Susan Hutchens, Deborah Hillyer and Elisabeth Cation. Graveside services will be at Appleton City Cemetery on Wednesday, May 26.

AYDELOTTE, Virginia W. SCHRYVER
1916-2008
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 20 2008 - Virginia W. Aydelotte, 91, was born on Nov. 14, 1916 in Appleton City to Earl and Isabella Catherine (Coffin) Schryver. Virginia graduated from Appleton City High School in 1934. She had taken special lessons from Mae Florence Flaherty, with particular emphasis on elocution. As a young girl, she appeared in some of Mae Florence's theater productions. After she graduated form high school, she taught as a substitute teacher in the Appleton City Schools for a year, before entering Fort Scott Junior College. While a student there, she was active in numerous theater productions. She also became engaged to J. R. "Bob" Aydelotte. They were married in 1940. During the 72 years that Virginia and Bob spent together, they lived in many different places around the country. While Bob was in the Army during World War II, they moved to the bases where he was stationed. While they were in Philadelphia, son James E. Aydelotte was born, and son Kevin Robert Aydelotte was born when they were in Milford, Connecticut. Through the years they made their home in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, New York, Spain and of course Missouri. Virginia was active working with local libraries and church groups. She was active in the historical preservation groups in the various communities where they lived. When she and Bob were able to return to Appleton City to live, she wanted to make sure that the collective history and historical buildings of the community were preserved. She put together a history of the three churches that joined to form Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City. One of Virginia's main goals was to make sure that the community was aware that the local KATY Depot was the last of its kind on the old line. Graveside services will be at the Appleton City Cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 21.

AYE, Edith Georgiana BROWN
1932-1997
Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edith Georgiana Aye died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 64 years, eight months and two days. She was born October 22, 1932, in Muncie, Indiana, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edger Brown. On December 21, 1960, at Bunker Hill Air Force Base, Indiana, she married William H. Aye. She was a homemaker and had lived for many years at their country home near Coal. She is survived by her husband William H. Aye of the home; two sons, William D. Aye, Chase City, Virginia, and Raymond R. Aye, Clinton; one daughter, Joyce D. Brown, Granby; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sons and one daughter. Memorial services were held Saturday, June 28, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Cremation.

AYE, William H. "Bill"
1930-2015
Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
William "Bill" H. Aye, age 84 of Clinton, MO, died at ManorCare Nursing Home, Springfield on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Bill was born on May 16, 1930 to Robert Aye and Joyce "Turner" Aye of Kansas City, MO. He grew up and graduated from Chamberlain High School in Washington, DC. Bill enlisted in the Air Force and served in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as a mechanic for Sears. He married Edith "George" Brown on December 21, 1961 and enjoyed several years together before her death. Bill was a member of the Methodist Church and the Windsor Masonic Lodge. Most people in Clinton new Bill as the gentleman who rode the three-wheel pedal bike around town. He was a wonderful man who was loved by everyone he met. Survivors include three children, William D. Aye of Chase City, VA, Raymond Aye of Bucksaw, MO, and Joyce Brown of Granby, MO; five grandchildren Richard Brown of Wichita Falls, TX, Jackie Aye of Osceola, MO, April Elliott of Roscoe, MO, Chelsea Allgood of Atlantic Beach, NC and Vanessa Aye-Smith of Atlantic Beach, NC; seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Wilma Aye of Springfield, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Bill in death were his parents; his wife; and a brother, Raymond Aye. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 16, 2015, at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. An inurnment will be performed at the National V.A. Cemetery in Springfield at a later date.

AYER, Hazel Elnora JONES
1917-2002
Holy Cross Cemetery, Emma, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2002 - Hazel Elnora Ayer, 85, Concordia and formerly of Emma, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 21, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Emma. She was born March 10, 1917, in Lowry City, the daughter of R. C. Jones and Annie Lee Stewart Jones. She married Alton Ayer August 31, 1946, who died November 12, 1991. She had lived in Concordia the last few years, previously living in Emma. She was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She had worked as a supervisor for the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City and then she and her husband owned and operated Ayer's Surf and Turf in Lowry City for 20 years. She had also been an accountant for various businesses. She was a graduate of Lowry City High School. She attended the IBM Keypunch School in San Francisco, California, Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado, and Missouri State College in Kansas City. She is survived by her son, Alton Audie Ayer and wife Patricia A., Little Rock, Arkansas; two daughters, Joyce Ellen LaRue and husband Lloyd, Unionville, and Kathy Lee Tebbenkamp and husband Robert R., Emma; brother, Emile Jones, Paonia, Colorado; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers and six sisters.

AYERS, Bobby Gene
1933-1998
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 28 1998 - Bobby Gene Ayers died Saturday, January 17, 1998, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, at the age of 64 years, eight months and three days. Mr. Ayers was born May 14, 1933, in Humansville, the son of Charlie and Hazel B. Thomas Ayers. He was a corporal in the United States Marines, a veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. On September 22, 1954, in Little Rock, Arkansas, he married Hazel I. King. He was an inventory manager with the Unitog Company, having been in their employment for the past 42 years. He lived in the Hartwell community for 28 years before moving to the Warrensburg area 11 years ago. He was a member of the Quarles Baptist Church. He accepted the Lord in 1972 and was an ordained minister who had served churches in Quick City, Bear Creek, Blairstown, Deepwater, Lowry City, Hickory Hills and Pleasant Valley. He is survived by his wife Hazel of the home; three daughters, Pam Carney, Urich, Kathy Wilson, Clinton, and Jackie Green, Knob Noster; three granddaughters and three grandsons; one brother, Charles Ralph Ayers, Stanton, California; two aunts, Alma Thomas, Humansville, and Catherine Dannor of California; one uncle, Carl J. Thomas, Yountville, California. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 20 at Quarles Baptist Church, north of Clinton. Military graveside services were held under the auspices of VFW Post 1894 of Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

AYERS, Hazel Irene KING
1931-2006
Englewood Cemetery (A), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 19 2006 - Hazel Irene Ayers went home to her Heavenly Father on Friday, April 28, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 74 years. Hazel was born on June 2, 1931, in Humansville, the ninth child of Ray and Wassa King. She graduated in 1950 from Humansville High School. Following graduation, Hazel worked at the ElDorado Springs Shoe factory. She was employed there until her elopement and marriage to Bob Ayers on September 22, 1954, in Little Rock, Arkansas. During the first few years of their marriage they made their home in Warrensburg and then moved to Urich in 1959. They then returned to Warrensburg in 1987. Hazel stayed home and raised her three daughters until going to work at Unitog in 1973. She was a faithful employee until her retirement in 1988. While being a stay-at-home mom, Hazel was a wonderful example of Proverbs 31 woman, "She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed. Her husband also, and praises her." Hazel kept busy on the farm planting a large garden and raising 100 baby chicks every summer to put in the freezer to help provide for the family. Hazel was a good seamstress and made the majority of her daughters' clothes. In her later years she enjoyed crocheting, quilting and making doll clothes for her granddaughters. Hazel became a Christian in her early 20s while attending church with a friend. When she became a mother she was faithful in raising her daughters to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In her later years Hazel was unwavering in her faith, as she became a member and regularly attended Northeast Baptist Church while her health permitted. Hazel became a resident of Gran Villas Residential Care in December 2004 after suffering a stroke. While there she received wonderful love and care until the time of her death. Preceding Hazel in death were her husband and best friend of 43 years Bob, her parents, four sisters and three brothers. Hazel is survived by three daughters, Pam Carney and husband Kent, Urich, Kathy Wilson and husband David, Clinton and Jackie Graham and husband Gary, Warrensburg; five grandchildren, Angie Lawson, Jenny Bowman, Amanda Stansberry, Brent Carney, Marcus Green; two great-grandchildren, Brianna and Alyssa Stansberry; one sister Mae Southard and husband Calvin, Warrensburg; one brother John King and wife Jenny,California, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Services were Monday, May 1, at Consalus Chapel. Hazel was laid to rest in Englewood Cemetery, next to her beloved husband.