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BABCOCK, Christopher Lee
1979-1991
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Christopher Lee Babcock, 12 years old, Leeton rural route, died Thursday, December 19, 1991, as the result of a truck accident. He is survived by his parents, Jon and Laura Babcock, of the home; two brothers, Joseph Andrew Babcock and Scott Anthony Babcock, both of the home. Christopher attended the Assembly of God Church in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be Saturday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mineral Creek cemetery at Leeton.

BABLER, Oda B. AURAND
1869-1900
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death spares no one but visits all alike, breaking up many happy homes and parting us from our loved ones. And one of Clinton's most popular young ladies has been taken to a brighter and better world - Mrs. J. L. Babler, nee Oda B. Aurand. She was born and reared to womanhood in our midst and attended both Franklin Public School and Baird College and later attended Hardin College where she received the medal in art. Since being out of school, her sole aim has been to minister to her aged father and mother and make their lives happy but since losing her father almost three years ago she has been almost heartbroken. Since then she lived with her mother and has been a great comforter to her, until five months ago, when she plighted her troth with J. L. Babler, a prominent young attorney of ElDorado Springs, and had she been spared, would have made the home of her chosen life companion a paradise on earth. She had been ill for a number of months with a complication of diseases and all that loving hands and the best medical skill could do was done, but to no avail. Her Savior called her to that world on high and at 11 p.m. Monday she breathed her last and her spirit winged its flight to the angels. Funeral services were held at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Wm. Aurand on South Second Street. Those who attended the funeral from a distance were H. J. and Miss Marie Babler of ElDorado, brother and sister of the deceased's husband, and the deceased's sister, Mrs. Rev. Walker and family of Freeman.

BABLER, Reba E.
1901-1996
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Reba E. Babler, 94, Osceola, died Wednesday, April 10, 1996, at Community Nursing Home in ElDorado Springs. Mrs. Babler was born in Roscoe and was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the Roscoe Christian Church. She is survived by two dear friends, Cecil and Bettie Bolander of Osceola; two sisters-in-law, Alice Bartlett of Butler and Catherine Neuenschwander of Livermore, California. Funeral services will be Friday, April 12 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial in Osceola Cemetery.

BACHLER, Arthur Leroy
1922-1993
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arthur Leroy Bachler, 70, Holden, passed away Saturday, May 8, 1993, at Camden Health Center in Harrisonville. He was born August 3, 1922 in Anderson, Mo. the son of Grover Elijah and Mabel Nora (Culp) Bachler. He married Vivian L. Hickman on July 18, 1952 in Bentonville, Ark. Mr. Bachler had lived in Anderson and Joplin before moving to Holden in 1963. Mr. Bachler was an Army veteran of World War II and continued a military career in the Missouri National Guard retiring as Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) in 1982. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Holden, a member of the Holden Optimist Club. Holden Veterans of Foreign Wars, and of the American Legion Post in Holden. He received national recognition in the early 1980s for organizing and leading the Holden Eagle Recruits, a service organization for underprivileged boys and girls. He leaves his wife, Vivian Bachler, of the home; two daughters, Judy Gay Dierking, Marshall, and Diana Lee Collins, Harrisonville; one brother, Olin Bachler, Katy, Texas; one sister, Betty Bone, Anderson; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 11, 1993 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Holden Cemetery.

BACHNAK, Francis J.
1915-2000
Calvary Cemetery, Plattsburg, Clinton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2000 - Rev. Francis J. Bachnak, 84, Plattsburg, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at his home in Plattsburg. Fr. Bachnak was born May 2, 1915 in DeLancey, Pennsylvania. He finished his theology studies at St. Francis Seminary, Loretto, Pennsylvania. He was ordained April 17, 1943, at The Cathedral, Detroit, Michigan. His assignments were assistant at the Cathedral, Kansas City, Guardian Angel, Kansas City, St. Loysius, Kansas City; pastor at St. Catherine, Osceola, Holy Rosary, Clinton, Sacred Heart, Kansas City, St. Ann, Independence, St. Therese, Kansas City, Mt. Mary, Carrollton, St. Ann, Plattsburg, until his retirement July 1, 1991. He continued living in Plattsburg until his death. Fr. Bachnak was preceded in death by his parents, Louis A. Bachnak and Anna V. Bachnak and four brothers. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be Wednesday at the St. Ann's Catholic Church, Plattsburg. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Plattsburg.

BACKES, Martha Viola CRIST
1917-1994
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Martha Viola Backes, 77 of Clinton, died Saturday, April 30, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton after a short illness. She had lived for 43 years in Henry County, moving here from Watonga, Ok. in 1951. Mrs. Backes was born in Los Angeles, Ca., on February 17, 1917, the daughter of Rhoda Ann Roach Crist and Harry C. Crist. On April 22, 1933, she was married to Lewis Joseph Backes. Five children were born to this union. She is survived by her three daughters. Mrs. Kenneth (Martha) Dody of Deepwater, Mrs. Lou (Rose) McVey of Independence, and Mrs. Jerry (Barbara) Shaw of Acworth, Ga.; three granddaughters, Mrs. Bill (Patsy) Smith and Mrs. Jimmie (Betty) Scott, both of Clinton, and Miss Juanita McVey of Independence: one grandson. Louie McVey II of Independence; three great-grandchildren, Kenny and Emilie Scott and Caleb Smith, all of Clinton. Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, one as an infant, Joseph Henry, and Robert Joseph (Bob) Backes. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Martha will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Sickman and Dunning Chapel on Tuesday, May 3, 1994. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

BACKHUS, Gertrude Florence "Trudy" DONALDSON
1925-2003
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 1 2003 - Gertrude Florence Backhus (Trudy to all who knew her) was born March 7, 1925, daughter of Aldbert and Sophia Richardson Donaldson and died Tuesday, September 30, 2003. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 3, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Urich. She worked for more than 50 years in the dry cleaning business. She started her career in Kansas City as a cleaner and presser. She also worked in Harrisonville and Clinton. She helped Asher Williams establish the home delivery route in Clinton many, many years ago. Preceding her in death was her husband, Gus. She will be mourned by friends, neighbors, sisters and brothers, including (as she called them) her surrogate children, Kent and Debbie Leonard and grandchildren, Deidra and Steven Leonard; a brother, Ralph (Bud) Donaldson, Rochester, Washington; a sister, Betty J. Robison and husband, Rob, Pensacola, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, nephews, great-grand-nieces and nephews, but most of all she will be mourned by her cats, S.A., T.D. Bear and Limpy.

BACKHUS, Gustaf A.
1914-1992
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gustaf A. Backhus, 77, Rt. 2, Blairstown, died Tuesday, April 14, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He is survived by his wife Gertrude; one sister and three brothers. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 17, 1992 at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Urich Cemetery.

BACKMAN, Ida TUBBESING
1903-1952
St. James Cemetery, St. James, Phelps Co, MO
Ida Tubbesing Backman Dies - Many Henry Countians were saddened at news of the death of Mrs. R. H. Backman, the former Ida Tubbesing, on Nov. 20, 1952, at a Rolla, MO, hospital which she entered Nov. 18 when her condition became critical. She went by ambulance from her home at St. James, MO, and was placed in an oxygen tent but never regained consciousness. Ida, daughter of Henry and Isabelle Stutte Tubbesing, was born Dec. 9, 1903, one mile east of Quarles. There she grew to young womanhood, attending the Comer grade school and the Shawnee Mound high school, and at an early age she became a member of the Quarles Baptist Church. As a young woman she was a telephone operator in St. Louis for several years. On Nov. 27, 1929, she married Rinehard H. Backman and to this union three children were born: Annabelle (now Mrs. Wm. Lore of Granite City, IL), Charles, 16, and Helen, 8, of the home. Shortly after her marriage she was confirmed in the Lutheran Church and as long as health permitted she was active in all church and community affairs. The Backmans first established their home in St. Louis, later moving to Chicago, and six years ago to Cuba, MO. Last spring they moved near St. James, MO, where Mr. Backman operated a large registered Angus farm. Mrs. Backman had suffered from a serious heart condition and complications for several years but was always prone to overtax her strength. She had made plans for a family reunion Nov. 27, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Anna Manning of Jefferson City, celebrating Thanksgiving, the Backmans' 23rd wedding anniversary and Mr. Backman's birthday. Mrs. Backman had the love and respect of every community in which she lived. With the sterling qualities which characterize her family, her life was one of usefulness and blessing. This was reflected in the many expressions of sympathy that came from relatives and friends everywhere. Survivors, besides her husband and children, above mentioned, are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Manning, Jefferson City, and Miss Ruby Tubbesing, Kansas City; two brothers, Garrett Tubbesing, Blairstown, and Henry Tubbesing, Clinton. A sister, Mrs. Audie Childers, died a few months ago. Funeral services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church at St. James Nov. 23, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery there. A lovely musical number for the service was given by a prize winning teenage choir from Cuba of which Charles Backman had been a member. Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Tubbesing, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tubbesing and daughter, Miss Gretchen, attended last rites. The two brothers and wives also drove to Rolla Thursday to see Mrs. Backman just before her death.

BADGETT, Millie Alsada WATSON
1864-1937
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Millie A. Badgett, old and good colored woman resident of Clinton for almost 60 years, died at her home at 9:00 p.m. Saturday. She was the mother of a very large family and for many years faithfully served the white families of the community. Millie, who was 72 years old, was buried in the colored cemetery north of town, following the service Wednesday at the colored Methodist church. Consalus and Peck in charge.

BAER, Stevia GREEN
1902-1996
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Stevia Baer, 93, Osceola, died Wednesday, January 24, 1996, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Mrs. Baer was born in Osceola and was a lifelong resident. She was a longtime teacher at Osceola High School. She was a longtime member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Osceola Garden Club. She is survived by one son, Lt. General (Retired) Robert J. Baer of Fairfax Station, Virginia; two daughters, Mrs. Jacqueline Buttram of St. Louis and Mrs. Sue Higgins of Osceola; two brothers, Charles H. Green Jr. of Los Fresnos, Texas, and Will Lucan Green of Oroville, Calif.; two sisters, Lula Wilcher of Vera Beach, Florida, and Sue B. Green of Tucson, Arizona; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Robert Mitchell of Tucson, Arizona; one sister-in-law, Mathilde Baer of California, Mo. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 27 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

BAGBY, Harold Gustin "Jack"
1928-2007
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2007 - Harold G. "Jack" Bagby, 79, Clinton, died September 24, 2007, at his home. Jack was born in Bates City to Noah Franklin and Lydia Fern (Nation) Bagby on July 21, 1928. He was married to Katherine Suzanne Pearman, who preceded him in death in 2001. He was a dry waller, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1034. He was preceded in death by his wife Katherine; three sisters, Margaret Lisher, anna Bell Clary and Evelyn Eakins, and two brothers, Ralph and Walter Bagby. Jack is survived by a son, Michael Bagby, Nevada, Missouri; four daughters, Linda Simsheuser and husband Ron, Clinton, Judy Bagby, Odessa, Shandra Stark and husband Dexter, Blue Springs, and Karen Miller, Belton; brother, James “Bud” Bagby, Grandview; and sister, Hazel Smith, Billings, Montana; twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, September 28.

BAGBY, Katherine Suzanne PEARMAN
1934-2001
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2001 - Katherine Suzanne Bagby, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pearman, was born January 21, 1934, in Pleasant Valley and died at her home in rural Clinton on February 1, 2001, at the age of 67 years. Three years ago Jack and Suzanne made Clinton their home after having lived 43 years in South Kansas City. In life Suzanne's home was a place of comfort, surrounded by a collection of Precious Moments figurines, Mickey Mouse memorabilia and the sounds of QVC. If a family member was sick her home was the place to be because she was "the best when you were sick". She dealt surprising well with ALS due in part to the fact that she was a very strong person. Suzanne was a woman of great faith, who firmly believed that God would not put more on a person that she could bear. She was eager to share her faith with others. Suzanne was a good witness for Christ and a member of the South Haven Baptist Church in Belton, where her beautiful voice added much to the choir. Unlike many Suzanne loved a crowd of people, so the mall was a frequent refuge for this "world class shopper". She enjoyed traveling, valued her independence, and was a person who got things done. Many things claimed her interest but nothing more than her family. Every gift or card was thoughtfully selected. She was a very generous, contributing person. Surviving are her husband, Jack Bagby whom she married December 23, 1955; a son, Michael Bagby of Freeman; a daughter, Karen Miller of Grandview; three step-daughters, Linda Simsheuser of Clinton, Judy Bagby of Odessa and Sandy Stark of Blue Springs; two sisters, Jeannie Rose and Joyce Reese, both of Apache Junction, Arizona, as well as 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, February 5.

BAGGSON, Maurice Joseph "Bagge"
1941-2015
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 20 2015 - Maurice Joseph (Bagge) Baggson, 73, Clinton, died Friday, January 16, 2015, at his home. Maurice's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Maurice was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Taunton High School in 1961. He worked for Ford Motor Company in Michigan for many years. Maurice and his wife, Rose Mary Baggson, also owned and operated three small restaurants. They moved to Clinton in 2008. He was the son of the late Mary Mott (remarried) of Taunton, Massachusetts, and Maurice Bagge of Garden City, Michigan. Maurice was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Shawn Baggson. Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary Baggson of Clinton; his sister, Deborah Trembley (Ronald) of Raynham, MA; three sons, Maurice Baggson and his wife of Rogers, AK, Wayne Martin of North Ft. Myers, FL, and Dwayne Martin (Helene) of Clinton; four daughters, Darcy Baggson Cervelli of Pinckney, MI, Brook Beldsoe and her husband of Romulus, MI, Wanda Depaolo of Bristol, RI, and Dawn Fricker (Kevin) of Rehoboth, MA; nine granddaughters, seven grandsons, four great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters.

BAGLEY, DeWitt Talmadge
1920-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2004 - DeWitt Talmadge Bagley, 84, died Sunday, February 15, 2004, in Plano, Texas. He was born January 13, 1920, in Kansas City to DeWitt and Anna Bagley. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Bagley, Plano; daughter Gail Gaulding and husband Ernest Quantie, Plano; two grandchildren, Meagan Dee Gaulding and Adam Cole Gaulding, both of Plano; sister Grace Seifert, Lansing, Kansas. He served in the United States Air Force in the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron. He worked for Kansas City Power and Light for 34 years and retired in 1982. He and his wife Barbara, lived in Clinton before moving to Plano. A memorial service will be held at Ted Dickey Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, February 21.

BAHR, Marjorie WEBBER
1919-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 6 2011 - Marjorie Bahr, 92, of Clinton, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died late Saturday evening, June 4, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. She was born January 31, 1919, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, the daughter of Henry Thomas Webber and Ada Angila (Dethridge) Webber. On November 10, 1959, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma she married Allen Gustov Bahr and he preceded her in death March 17, 1987. Marjorie was a homemaker. Many years ago, she had been a sales clerk, at both K-Mart stores and Dutch stores in Banning, California, before moving to Missouri. She had attended Park View Christian Church in Sedalia, Mo. In addition to her husband, Marjorie was preceded in death by a son, James L. Holland, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, June 8, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BAILEY, Agnes DAILEY
1895-1929
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Agnes Daily, daughter of James and Mary Daily, was born in Deepwater, Mo., on March 24, 1895, and died in the same city on June 10, 1929, aged 34 years, two months and 26 days. She was converted in the Deepwater Presbyterian church at the age of 12, later being associated with the Baptist church, where she found those friends of her choice with whom she has always been a faithful worker and a sincere Christian. She was married to Everette T. Bailey on February 9, 1916. To this union was born one son. Left of her family, who mourn so deeply her loss at such an early age are her husband Everette T. Bailey; her son Merle, age 11 years; her mother Mary Dailey of Deepwater, Mo.; two brothers, John of Eldorado, Kansas, and James of Wink, Texas. Her father and one brother preceded her in death, the former 7 years ago, and the latter, William, but a few months. Her entire life was lived in this community where she had many friends. She was a kind neighbor, a devoted wife and a loving mother. With her family, many loving friends join in that sincere grief that comes to us so strongly knowing that Agnes is to be with us here no more. We sorrow not as those who have no hope but humbly bow to the will of the Master, who makes no mistakes, and hope to meet again where partings come no more. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in Deepwater Wednesday afternoon. The body was laid to rest in the K. of P. Cemetery nearby.

BAILEY, Anna B. BENEZE
1930-1997
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anna B. Bailey, 66, Windsor, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at her home. She was born on October 28, 1930, in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Eugene H. W. Beneze and Tessie Bell Haddock Beneze. On May 5, 1959, she and Glen Alley Bailey were married in Ratone, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on August 25, 1996. Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Leeton and the Assembly of God in Warrensburg. She was also a member of the Eastern Star of Buckner. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Mariannena) Smith and Karla Merrill, both of Windsor; three brothers, David Beneze of Colorado Springs, Colorado, John A. Beneze of Piper City, Illinois, Phillip Beneze of Firestone, Colorado; three sisters, Mary McCain, Ester McCloy, both of Decatur, Illinois, Jane E. Taylor of Lexington, Kentucky; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Tuesday, May 27, at Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

BAILEY, Bennie Joe
1935-2008
Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Clay Co, MO
Bennie Joe Bailey, 73, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at Liberty Hospital. Bennie was born Jan. 19, 1935 in Coffeyville, Kan., the son of Ernest William and Bertha May (Dobbs) Bailey. He married Mary Laverne Crowder Nov. 10, 1958 in Kansas City, Mo.; she survives of the home. In addition to his wife, survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl Mynatt and her husband, Randy, of Rayville; one son, Joe Bailey of Excelsior Springs; one sister, June Anzalone of Deepwater; five grandchildren and spouses, Jessica and Jason Bozarth, Mary Mynatt, Philip and Shawna Banning, Martha Mynatt and Heather Sanchez; three great-grandchildren, Reagan Bozarth and Isabella and Julian Sanchez; several nieces and nephews and extended family. His parents, one sister, Jeane Schnedicer, and three brothers, Bill Bailey, Bob Bailey and Tom Bailey, preceded him in death. Services will be Saturday, Dec. 13, at Pisgah Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs.

BAILEY, Bertha May DOBBS
1900-1963
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thurs, Oct 31 1963 - Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Bailey, 62, Deepwater, who died Oct. 24, were held at the First Baptist Church in Deepwater on October 28. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Bertha May Dobbs, daughter of William Thomas and Elizabeth Ritter Dobbs, was born Nov. 12, 1900, in Deepwater, Mo. and on May 7, 1919, married Earnest William Bailey. Six children blessed their union, all of whom survive. Her husband preceded her in death in 1958. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Savior, and sought to rear her children in a Godly manner. She was a devoted mother and a dutiful daughter, sacrificing her own health, happiness and welfare to minister to those whom she loved. She faithfully cared for her parents in their declining years while at the same time she was rearing her own children unassisted. The major part of her life was spent in Deepwater. Mrs. Bailey had entered Clinton General Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to undergo surgery and there succumbed unexpectedly at 8:44 a.m. Thursday. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Matthew (Elizabeth Jean) Snedeker, Mrs. Vincent (Bertha June) Anzalone and four sons, Bobbie and Bennie Bailey, Kansas City, William Bailey, Groom, Texas, Thomas Bailey, Yreka, California; a sister, Mrs. Robert Webb, Manito, Illinois; four brothers, Leslie Dobbs, Deepwater, Ernest Dobbs, Benicia, California, George Dobbs, Macomb, Illinois, Charles Dobbs, Milan, Illinois; 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death besides her husband was her father in 1954, her mother in 1958, a sister, Ann, at the age of four, two brothers, Cecil, in childbirth, and James at the age of 38.

BAILEY, Bobbie Eugene
1926-1994
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bobbie Eugene Bailey, the third child of William Ernest and Bertha May (Dobbs) Bailey, was born January 3, 1926, in Macomb, IL, and passed from this life May 9, 1994, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola at the age of 68 years. 4 months and 6 days. Due to lack of employment opportunities, the family was forced to go where the work was, so Bob spent his childhood in several different states, finally returning to Deepwater, where he spent most of the rest of his childhood. On June 29, 1953, in Clinton, he married Mae Irene Crowder and to this union six children were born. On December 16,1979, he married Margaret Yvonne Sartain and became the father of 12 children, his six children and her six children, who loved him as their own father. Bob was a personable, happy-go-lucky man, with a quick wit and who loved to tease. The family has always joked and played practical jokes on each other, and usually Bob was in the middle of all of them - either giving or receiving the brunt of the jokes. He had a way of coming up with goofy nicknames and you didn't dare show it bothered you - or you were nailed with it for life. Bob had a lot of passions - one of them was cars. From the time he could lift up a wrench or screwdriver, he had to see what made engines tick. When he was smaller, much to his mother's dismay, he even unfixed a few motors that didn't need fixed. But by the time he was a teenager, he could take a car engine apart and put it back together. Another great love he enjoyed from childhood until the Lord called him home was fishing. He especially had time to enjoy it the last fifteen years and that was when he was happiest. Today, as he takes his final rest, his children made sure his trusty rod and reel were securely within reaching distance. His son, Archie, and wife, Yvonne, were laughing happily with him on the morning of May 9 when suddenly Bobbie Eugene Bailey's life came to an end - and his son finds solace in knowing his father died as he had lived, happy and laughing and enjoying life. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, William Ernest and Bertha May Dobbs Bailey; one sister, Elizabeth Jeane (Bailey) Snedeker, and one brother, Thomas Bert Bailey. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Bailey, of the home; two daughters, Mary June Engeman of Lowry City and Bonnie Jean Bailey of Warsaw; four sons, Leonard Ernest Bailey, David Eugene Bailey and William Benjamin Bailey, all of Lowry City, and Bobbie Lynn Bailey of Deepwater; four step-daughters, Tyra Young of Deepwater, Tamra Courtney of Harrisonville, Treva Matthews of San Diego, Ca., and Tracy Myears of Lake Andes, SD; two step-sons, Terry Childers of Oak Grove and Troy Cross of Republic; two brothers, Bennie Bailey of Excelsior Springs and Bill Bailey of Deepwater; twenty-six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was a special "Uncle" to all of his nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends are left to mourn his passing. Funeral services for Bobbie Eugene Bailey were held Wednesday, May 11, 1994, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Final resting place was Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington.

BAILEY, Bobbie Lynn
1964-2005
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2005 - Bobbie Lynn Bailey, son of Bobby Eugene and Mae Ryan (Crowder) Bailey, was born March 9, 1964, in Kansas City and died at Truman Medical Center West, Kansas City, May 23, 2005, at the age of 41 years. Bobbie was married to Dana Darlene Fife. He worked for Schreiber Foods in the Knock-Down Department. He was a member of the Deepwater fire Department. He is survived by his wife Dana of the home; his mother May Ryan of Lowry City; one stepdaughter Kelly Fife of the home; three brothers, David Bailey, Deepwater, Leonard Bailey, Lowry City, and William Bailey, Deepwater; two sisters, Mary Engeman of Lowry City and Bonnie Middlestate, Lincoln; his stepmother Yvonne Bailey and stepbrother Troy Cross, and a stepsister Tara Young, all of Deepwater. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, May 26. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

BAILEY, Brice James Sr.
1907-1994
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Brice James Bailey was born December 22, 1907, in Henry County near Leeton. He was the son of William W. and Minnie Belle Robbins Bailey. He died Wednesday, May 4, 1994, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 86. Brice attended the Hickory Grove Community School which was east of Shawnee Mound. On September 14, 1930, Brice was married to Oleta Irene Delozier in Chilhowee by her brother, Rev. Homer Delozier. She preceded him in death on July 6, 1952. On October 25, 1953, he was married to Frieda Roepe at the Lutheran parsonage in Concordia by the Rev. O. E. Heilman. She preceded him in death March 23, 1994. Brice was a farmer until 1941, when he and his brother, William, opened the John Deere implement and hardware store in Concordia. In 1959, they moved to Excelsior Springs, where they owned and operated the Ranger court Motel. In 1964, they returned to Henry County and lived on a farm until 1973, when they moved to Clinton. During these retirement years in Clinton, Brice had a woodwork Shop, where he spent many hours making beautiful furniture items for relatives and friends. He is survived by two sons, Brice J. Bailey, Jr., of Independence and Roger E. Bailey of Chillicothe; one daughter, Lois J. Dankenbring of Gilbert, Az.; two sisters, Mrs. Chester (Gladys) Sartin and Mrs. Floyd (Marjorie) Egbert, both of Windsor; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Besides his parents and both his wives, Brice was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Lyman Lee. Services were Saturday, May 7, 1994, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

BAILEY, Clifford Royal
1963-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 13 2013 - 1SG Clifford Royal Bailey, 50, rural Clinton, died Thursday, August 8, 2013, at his home. Clifford was born July 22, 1963, in Clinton, to Shandy and Virginia Bailey. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1981. Clifford was a member of Tebo Baptist Church. In May 1984, Clifford enlisted in the Missouri National Guard, serving two overseas tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 203rd Engineers. Clifford held the rank of First Sergeant at the time of his passing with the 294th Engineers, Carthage. On November 1, 1985, Clifford married the love of his life, Peggy. For the next 27-plus years, they raised cattle and a family together. In January 1995, they purchased Miller Auto Service from Lewis Miller, who had employed Peggy since November 1983. Peggy operated the automotive business until it closed in April 2004, due to health reasons. Clifford is survived by his wife, Peggy; their children, Colton and Abigail, all of the home, Michael Mullins, wife Aspen, their children, Gavin and Addison, Christopher Anderson, wife Pamela, daughter, Catelyn; his father, Shandy Bailey, Jr.; sister, Jettie Bailey, mother, Marion "Bug" Bailey, and grandmother, Marian Bailey, all of Clinton. Clifford was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia, in March 2012; his maternal grandparents, Clifford and Jessie Perlman, and his paternal grandfather, Shandy Bailey, Sr. Funeral services were held Monday, August 12, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

BAILEY, David Eugene Sr.
1955-2008
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 3 2008 - David Eugene Bailey Sr. was born Nov. 16, 1955, to Mae Crowder and Bob Bailey. He died at his home on Oct. 21, 2008. He was the third child of six, Mary June, Leonard (Archie), David, Bonnie, William (Uncle Susie) and Bobbie, who preceded David in death. David had two sons, David Jr. and Bobbie; two stepsons, Ricky and David, and two stepdaughters, Dawn and Kim. Of these children, 10 grandchildren, Dalton Rayne, Skylar, Ethan, Chrissy, Ally, Shelby, Morgan, Lilia and Gabriel. David was known to all his friends as Big Dave, to all extended family as Uncle Dave and to all the children as Papa. He loved his family and friends above all and put their needs and wants before his own. His generosity exceeded that of a saint and he was always willing and happy to be of help. David was truly a blessing to all who knew him. He had this infectious smile that spread to every face he looked upon. It often meant he had just done something really, really good or really, really bad. Whatever the case, he always made you smile. For the majority of David's life he drove over the road and took great pride in his work. He loved to share his stories of what he had seen or who he had met on the road and left a trail of friends all over the United States. He was an exceptional mechanic and was often fixing somebody's vehicle when he was in off the road or working/playing on the farm with son-in-law/partner in crime Kyle. He had a unique gift of trade, a sly skill to wheel and deal and he loved it with a passion. With a few words from his silver tongue, he could get you to trade your own mother. He was the world's greatest Papa and had a slew of T-shirts that declared it and he wore them proudly. He took great pleasure in being a grandfather and drowned them well with love and affection. David was a Christian man, and although fell short (as we all do), he loved the Lord and did his best to be obedient. In as much, it is certain his place is secured in Heaven. Many we all learn from David's life and honor him by spreading love and laughter to others as he did for us. Good-bye son, brother, father, partner, Papa, friend, we love you and will miss you everyday until we meet again. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 25. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

BAILEY, Donnie R.
1955-2010
Shiloh Cemetery, Henderson Co, TN
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2010 - Donnie "Bowling Hippie" Bailey, 54, Clinton, died Sunday, January 31, 2010, at Research Hospital, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Friday, February 5, at the Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington, Tennessee, with burial in the Shiloh Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Donnie was born in Lexington, Tennessee. He was a screen printer for Adkins Printing in Clinton. He was a member of the Eagles in Clinton and the United States Bowling Congress. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers and sisters, Ruby Dyer, Fred Bailey, Shirley Jean Garner, Randolph Blackstock and Joe Dwight Bailey. He is survived by his loving companion of 20 years, Nancy Smith of the home; one son, Jeremy Bailey and wife, Melissa, of the state of Maryland; two brothers, Thomas Bailey of Reagan, Tennessee, and Floyd Bailey of Peoria, Illinois, and four sisters, Lucille Hart of Reagan, Tennessee, Axie Harris of Scotts Hill, Tennessee, LaVerne Goodrich of Adrian and Valarie O'Dell Rhodes of Huron, Tennessee.

BAILEY, Edward L.
1929-2006
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 2006 - Edward L. Bailey, age 74 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Friday, May 19, 2006 at Missouri Veteran's Home, Warrensburg, Missouri. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Ed is survived by one son, Luther Lucas of Clinton, Missouri; three daughters, Judy Land of Harlem, Georgia, Barbara Thompson, of Deepwater, Missouri, and Tammy Greer of Knob Noster, Missouri; three sisters Grace Wilson, Martha Jean Mothersbaugh, and Virgie King, all of Clinton, Missouri. Eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

BAILEY, Fred G.
1918-1995
Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fred G. Bailey, 77, Windsor, died Sunday evening, October 15, 1995, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Long Beach, California. He was born May 6, 1918, in Monroe, North Carolina, the son of Sam Dixon Bailey and Juanita G. VanDyke Bailey. He was married to Margaret Ann Blair, who survives of the home. Mr. Bailey was a retired Master Sergeant, serving 30 years with the United States Air Force. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and vietnam. He also served as assistant chief of police for the city of Windsor for 12 years. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #82, Windsor, and the VFW, Galmey. In addition to his wife, Mr. Bailey is survived by two sons, Pat Bailey, Cyprus, California; Chip Bailey, state of Georgia; three stepdaughters, Peggy Klaus, Belton, Bobbie McLean, Shalimar, Florida, Tammy Fellers, Wheatland; a foster daughter Susie Skalla, Kansas City; four grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Day, state of Virginia, Natalie Stockton, Stockton, california, Jerry Grubbs, Mena, Arkansas, Ester Stoltman, Windsor; numerous nieces and nephews including Mandy and Tiffany Stoltman of the home. Funeral services will be Friday, October 20 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Graveside Military services and burial will be at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas, on Friday.

BAILEY, Frieda Rosine ROEPE
1905-1994
Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frieda Rosine Bailey, Clinton, died Wednesday, March 23, 1994, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. She was the daughter of Gustav and Helene Werths Roepe, and was born at Concordia on March 7, 1905. She received her education at St. Paul's Lutheran School and Concordia High School, Concordia. On October 25, 1953, she was married to Brice J. Bailey at Concordia by rev. O. E. Heilman. She lived in Concordia until 1959, when she moved to Excelsior Springs. In 1963 she moved to a farm in Henry County south of Leeton. In 1973, she moved to Clinton. She was employed as an office worker in Concordia and Clinton for about 50 years. She is survived by her husband, Brice J. Bailey; two stepsons, Brice J. Bailey, Jr., Independence, and Roger E. Bailey, Chillicothe; one stepdaughter, Lois J. Dankenbring, Gilbert, Az.; one nephew, Verlon Mueller, Herington, Ks.; one niece, Helen Mae Mitchell, Herington, Ks.; seven great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edmund and Raymond Roepe; three sisters, Edna Bartman, Marie Mueller and Paula Roepe, and one niece, Dorothy Gibson. Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, where she was a member, on Saturday, March 26. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia.

BAILEY, Gertrude
abt 1914-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 4 2004 - Gertrude Bailey, 90, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Westwood. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 5, at the Hickman Mills Community Christian Church. She was the mother of retired Associate circuit Judge David Bailey, Clinton. Among grandchildren are Danny Bailey, Clinton, and great-grandson, Miles Chance Bailey, Clinton.

BAILEY, Glen Allen
1924-1996
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glen Allen Bailey, 72, Windsor, died Sunday, August 25, 1996, at his home. He was born on April 24, 1924, in Weyerhauser, Wisconsin, the son of Charles Bailey and Mary Borgen Bailey. On May 5, 1959, he and Anna Beneze were united in marriage in Ratone, New Mexico. She survives at their home. Mr. Bailey was a retired over the road truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Navy. He moved to Windsor in 1978. Survivors include his wife Anna Bailey of Windsor; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Mariannena) Smith of Windsor and Karla Merrill of Windsor; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 28, at the Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

BAILEY, Glover Elton
1928-1994
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glover Elton Bailey was born February 21, 1928 in Lowry City, the son of Tom and Nellie Frances (Mullins) Bailey. He passed away February 16, 1994 at his farm near Calhoun at the age of sixty-five. Glover was married to Peggy Hoppe on March 31, 1950. Glover had lived in the Calhoun area for many years. He was a well-known farmer. Glover and Peggy had lived on their farm northeast of Calhoun since 1968. Mr. Bailey was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of the home; one son, Glover Bailey, Jr., Calhoun; one daughter, Mary Murphy, Oglethorpe, Georgia; five grandchildren, Kristina George, Amanda George, Gene Howard, Travis Bailey and Christopher Bailey; also several nieces and nephews. Glover was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara George in 1977. Funeral services were Friday, February 18, 1994 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BAILEY, Gordon Chester
1892-1910
Clinton MO, Feb 19 1910 - Gordon Chester Bailey, born July 18, 1892 near Clinton, Mo., and died February 19, 1910, at the Baptist Hospital near Muskogee, Oklahoma, after an illness of one month. His sufferings was very great for four long weeks, when it was decided that an operation was the only thing that could be done to give him a chance to live and release his suffering to a certain extent. He was removed to the Hospital Feb. 15 and stood the operation until Feb. 19, 1910. He had a kind and winning disposition and, at the last, prayed that his sins would be forgiven and be would get well but assured his brothers and sisters, who were at his bedside, if he died, all would be well. Two sisters, Mrs. I. L. Davis, and two brothers, Charles and B. L. Bailey; little half-brother and sister, Raymond and Ruby and stepmother, Mrs. John Bailey.

BAILEY, Harold Dean
1939-2012
Clear Creek Cemetery, Hot Spring Co, AR
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 16 2012 - Harold Dean Bailey, 73, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 19, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Harold served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1976. After retiring from the Navy he worked for Kansas City Power & Light for 20 years, retiring from there in 2001. He was a member of the VFW Post 1894. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfus and Lillie (Lee) Bailey; brother, Verlon Bailey, and stepmother, Emogene Bailey. Among survivors are his special friend, Katie Daugherty of Clinton, and brother, James Bailey and wife June, Walvean, Arkansas, as well as several nieces and nephews.

BAILEY, Howard
1861-1934
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Word has been received by Clinton friends of the death Wednesday morning of Howard Bailey of St. Louis, whose wife was Louise Salmon, only daughter of Major Harvey W. Salmon of Clinton. Mr. Bailey had for many years been associated with his brother, warren Bailey, of St. Louis in the mule buying business, in which they were quite prominent. His body will leave St. Louis for Clinton by motor Friday and be taken to Englewood Cemetery, where there will be a graveside service. Interment will follow in the Salmon family lot. Mrs. Bailey and the body will be accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bailey, and relatives of the Salmon family.

BAILEY, James Harold
1920-1998
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Harold Bailey was born October 22, 1920, in Clinton, the son of James L. and Mary E. Johnson Bailey. He died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 77 years, eight months and eight days. He spent his childhood in Clinton and was a veteran of the Army Air Force, serving from 1943 to 1946 in the Army 13th Airborne. Mr. Bailey married Lavina Hanney, who preceded him in death in 1995. For 30 years, Mr. Bailey worked as an assembler for General Motors in Kansas City, retiring in 1984. He lived in Kansas City, Kansas, for 40 years before coming back to Clinton. He was a member of the American Legion and the U.A.W. #31. He is survived by two stepsons, Edward Lee Stevens, Clinton, and Bill Stevens, Osceola; two brothers, Edward Bailey, Clinton, and Raymond Bailey of Florida; four sisters, Kathryn Jolley, Martha Mothersbaugh, Virgie King and Grace Wilson, all of Clinton; also several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. One sister, Mary E. Bailey, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.

BAILEY, James L.
1884-1938
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James L. Bailey died December 29, 1938, at 5:00 p.m. at his home at 208 West Allen Street. He was born April 13, 1886, and had lived in Clinton a number of years. He is survived by the following children: Martha Jean, Edward, Raymond, Grace, Catherine, and James, of the home; John Bailey of Windsor; Mrs. Gene Rayburn, Kansas City; Mesdames Vergie and Elva King, Clinton. He is also survived by two brothers, Bill Bailey of Deepwater and John Lowry City; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Oliphant at Urich and Mrs. Laura Saunders of Deepwater. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Bailey home. Burial at Dunning Cemetery, west of Deepwater, under direction of Wilkinson Funeral Service.

BAILEY, Lanette Elane
1990-2016
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Lanette Elaine Bailey 27 rural Windsor died November 18, 2016, in her home. Lanette was born August 18, 1990 in Clinton to William Thomas Bailey and Alice Fay Wassam Bailey. She was united in marriage to Joshua Jones. She worked for the Missouri Highway Department in Sedalia for five years. Lanette enjoyed being with kids, playing games, taking care of her grandmother, mom and dad and attending church at Soul's Harbor Worship Center. She is remembered as having a big heart. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Shandy Bailey, Sr; maternal grandfather, Charles Wassam; aunt Virginia Bailey and cousins Clifford Bailey, Infant Larry Dean Bailey and Natalie Nicole Burke. Among survivors are her spouse Joshua Jones; son, Bryan Bailey; parents, William and Alice Bailey, all of the home; brothers, Donny Bailey of Calhoun and Howard Bailey of Windsor, paternal grandmother Marian Bailey and maternal grandmother Mildred Wassam, as well as many nieces nephews and family member. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 22, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton.

BAILEY, Laura Jean MOORE
1942-2005
Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2005 - Laura Jean Bailey, 62, Knob Noster, died Saturday, February 26, 2005, at Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born August 5, 1942, in Kansas City, the daughter of Roy Moore and Minnie Marxen Moore. On February 28, 1958, she married Roger A. Bailey in Knob Noster. He died March 25, 1998. She worked for Waterloo Industries in Sedalia for 15 years until her retirement in 1992. She was a member of First Christian Church of Knob Noster. Survivors include three sons, Roger Bailey Jr. of Grandview, Tom Bailey of Treasure Island, Florida, and Bill Bailey of Knob Noster; a daughter Susan Bailey-Britton, Lakeland, Florida; a brother Don Moore, Lee's Summit; three sisters, Mary Ann Bratten of Knob Noster, Kathryn Perron of Centerview and Karen Mummert of Warrensburg; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother Roy Alfred Moore, November 22, 2004. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 1, at Knob Noster Cemetery.

BAILEY, Loren Dale
1909-1929
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Loren Dale Bailey was born at Hickory Grove neighborhood near Leeton, Mo., April 20th, 1909 and departed this life, May, 20th, 1929, being 26 days of suffering from an attack of appendicitis which loving hands and skilled surgeons and nurses could not over come. Dale as he was familiarly known among his legion of friends and acquaintances was only 20 years old just entering into promising manhood. Vigorous and possessing a cheerful disposition, thoughtful of those around him and in his illness was brave and patient fighting for his life which he knew meant so much to his mother and brother as they have to recently given up the husband and father of the home. He had spent most of his life in Leeton coming here with his parents when five years of age. He was at the time of his death employed in the Werling store at this place with his brother, Donald. The funeral was held at the Christian church, the church he had frequently expressed as his preference although not a member at the time of his death, Wednesday afternoon. The services were very impressive, the song service beautiful and the floral offering was expressive of the many friends he possessed. The remains were laid to rest in the Mineral Creek cemetery (Johnson Co, MO) by the side of his father. The family and relative have the sympathy of the entire community and town in their sad bereavement.

BAILEY, Mamie M. ERHART
1911-1995
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mamie M. Erhart Bailey was born July 3, 1911, in Deepwater, the daughter of Carl and Lenora (Selvy) Erhart. She died Friday, August 18, 1995, at the Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 84. Mamie was raised in Deepwater and in her younger years was a member of the Deepwater Christian Church. She was married to Eldon Pernell Bailey, who preceded her in death in 1957. She moved to Kansas City and spent most of her adult life there. She worked in the cafeteria at the Paseo High School for a number of years. She is survived by two daughters, Judy Widener and husband, Gene of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Karen Griggs and husband Raymond of Kansas City; five grandchildren, Cathy Palmer and husband Johnny, Cindy Griggs, Alan, Danny and Nathan Widener, and two great-grandchildren, Catherine and Ryan. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 22, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Deepwater Cemetery.

BAILEY, Margaret Ann LONG
1857-1939
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Margaret Long Bailey, the last of her generation of pioneers who early lived in the western part of Henry County, died at 3:20 a.m. Monday, September 11, 1939, at her home in Urich. She had been ill with infirmities of advanced age for some time and the past seven years her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bailey, had lived with and cared for her. Lately Mrs. Bailey had sleeping attacks but always before had awakened. While suffering some at time, she fell asleep Friday noon so quietly all was believed to be well with her, as it truly became when she slipped into eternity. She had often expressed her desire to go to her sleep, and without pain, both of which were granted her. Margaret Ann Long was born January 17, 1857, at the homeplace, south of Urich, where she was reared, one of 12 children, born to Nicholas and Elizabeth Armstrong Long., who came to Henry County from Tennessee in 1834 and he entered a total of 2300 acres of land. As a child, Mrs. Bailey knew privations as they experienced some of the bushwhackers activities during the Civil War, and the father once narrowly escaped being ambushed by fleeing to Kansas, where the family later joined him, remaining until the war ceased. The fall she was 17, Margaret Ann became the wife of George Bailey, whose father came to Henry County from Illinois in 1857, and the two lived the first year in the old Walsh house, later moving to the 281 acre farm where Mr. and Mrs. Richard Patt now live. This was the Bailey home for 45 years. To Mr. and Mrs. Bailey were born three sons, two dying in infancy. Besides the other son, Henry, she is survived by four grandchildren, Roy Bailey, near Appleton City, George Alexander (Al) Bailey of Kansas City, Joseph Haven Bailey of Overland, Mo., and Tina, now Mrs. Archie Redford, near Urich. There are 11 great-grandchildren, Edward Kenneth and Naomi Bailey, near Appleton City, Aubrey Lloyd Bailey of Overland; Clark Cary and Bobby, Chester and Dale Redford near Urich, also Donna Yvonne, Shelia Mae and Caryl Elaine Rombold, daughters of a step-grandson, Rufus Rombold and wife, near Las Vegas, N.M. Mrs. Bailey belonged to the generation for whom the annual Long family reunion was established that all might meet and enjoy the older ones, although the past four or five years she had been unable to go. Early in life she became a skilled homemaker and in addition to these duties, she always had a large flock of chickens, sufficient garden, cared for their few dairy cattle and kept flowers blooming about her home, for her husband devoted his entire time to breeding fine Shorthorn cattle and keeping his land rich and well built-up admirably succeeding. In spare moments she was busy with fancy work which included knitting wool mittens and socks for her family, and these also became practical gifts to her nieces and nephews. She made other pieces of dainty needlework, now cherished possessions of her loved ones. Mrs. Bailey early in life united with the pioneer church near the old Brushy School, which membership was later transferred to Stones Chapel, one of the older churches in Henry County. Later after White Oak Church was built near the Long home, she became a faithful attendant there, likewise rearing her son and grandchildren to attend as the three grandsons came to this hone when quite small. She was a dutiful wife, a devoted mother, firm in her convictions, and possessed in her inner heart a faith in God that was as strong as her physical heart, which kept life pulsing through her body, long after she desired to quit this world.

BAILEY, Margaret Levina PILANT SIMMS
1870-1955
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Sep 22 1955 - Retired School Teacher Dies September 18. Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Simms Bailey, 106 West Tebo, retired Henry County School teacher, were conducted September 21, 1955, at Wilkinson Funeral Home. Pallbearers were step-grandsons, J. R. Bailey, and Arnel Wright, stepson, Glover Bailey, and nephews, Don Milam, Robert Wheeler and Jess Wheeler. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. Margaret Levina Pilant, the daughter of Thomas J. and Lucy M. Pilant, was born Jan.13, 1870, in Illinois. When about 6 years old she moved with her parents to St. Clair County, Mo., southeast of Gerster, and received her education at Weableau. On Feb. 24, 1898, she married William W. Simms of St. Clair County who preceded her in death in 1943. They resided south of Gerster for a while before moving to Clinton, and later to Deepwater and Brownington. Mrs. Simms was persuaded by a teacher who had roomed in her home to further her education which she did at the Warrensburg State Normal and entered the teaching profession. For 34 years she followed her chosen career, her first school being King's Prairie, east of Osceola. She later taught 4 years at Fields Creek, 2 at New Harmony, then one each at Richland and Diamond Point before going to Cass County for two years. For 19 years then she taught at Brownington and in the spring of 1950 announced her retirement after 34 years of devotion to her work, with faithfulness, loyalty, and kindness to all who knew her. The high esteem in which she was held and the love she had for her profession led her to complete two more terms at Tightwad before definitely retiring. At an early age she professed her faith in Christ and united with the Gerster Christian Church. While in Clinton she attended the First Baptist Church. On Oct. 7, 1954, she married Thomas Edgar Bailey. Ill for more than 4 months and hospitalized several times, she died at her home Sunday morning at 6:00, Sept. 18, 1955. She is survived by her husband of the home; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrence and Mrs. Pearl Wheeler, Clinton, Mrs. Minnie Mathis, Karnak, Illinois; two brothers, Bert Pilant, Osceola, Robert Pilant, Marysville, Kansas; three stepchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

BAILEY, Mary Elizabeth JOHNSON HORNBUCKLE
1888-1933
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. James Bailey died at her home on North Fourth street Wednesday, of last week, after an illness that resulted at the birth of the little daughter, Martha Jean ten days previous. Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Johnson, who live three miles south of Tightwad, was born in Daviess County, Mo., December 8, 1888. Her first marriage was to Cleo Hornbuckle, and two children survive this union: Virgie and Elvie, daughters, who live in their mother's home. May 7, 1920, the deceased was united in marriage with James Bailey, and to them seven children were given, one of whom, a little girl, is dead. Mr. Bailey also has two children to whom she gave the care she did her own. Mrs. Bailey was a gentle, virtuous woman, who attended church regularly when health permitted, and looked always to the things that would benefit her husband and children. In addition to her husband, children and parents, she leaves two sisters, Mesdames Charles Beeler, East Jefferson street, and Earl Meyers, South Washington street, also five brothers, Harley, William, Cornelius, Homer and Richard, all who live near Tightwad. The funeral was conducted at the home Friday afternoon. Burial was in the Dunning Cemetery near Deepwater.

BAILEY, Mary Louella GUYNN MARTIN
1861-1938
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Mrs. Mary E. Bailey Dies - The Death Angel called from the deep shadows that hovered over this home east of Coal about 10:00 a.m. November 19, 1939, and her spirit responded quickly as the life tide ebbed and she entered the eternal rest. She had been in failing health for a number of years but carried on her usual household duties, with the aid of her granddaughter, Miss Cora Cameron, until the night before her death. She took seriously ill in the night with heart trouble and never regained consciousness. She was born June 5, 1861, the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth and Abraham Sylvester Guynn. Her father was killed in the Civil War. Her mother was later married to Wm. McCurley and there are two half sisters: Mrs. Mart Eberting and Mrs. Bram McQueen; six half-brothers: Oscar, Rufus, and Tom McCurley of Kansas City, Robert of Nebraska, Arthur and Otto McCurley, near Coal. Mary Louella Guynn was married to Charles Martin in March, 1885. To this union three children were given, two dying in infancy and Mrs. Gertie Cameron, who resided at the home of her mother. Mr. Martin died in 1889 and she was united in marriage to James W. Bailey in January 1895. One son, Ray, was given to this union and she became a devoted mother to the four children of Mr. Bailey, from a former marriage, and who are Mrs. Ida Dahms and George Bailey, Deepwater, Mrs. Ada Wright of California and Leonia Bailey of Kansas City. She has seven grandchildren who she took into her home at the death of their father and helped to rear; Mrs. John Gerkey, east of Clinton; Harry Cameron, Ashland, Ore.; William Cameron, Carrollton; Cora, Bobby Gene and Ernest Cameron of the Bailey home. Another granddaughter, Hazel Bailey, of Kansas City, also survives and 11 step-grandchildren, one great-grandson, Darrel Gerkey, besides a number of step-great grandchildren to whom she was devoted. She was converted at an early age and united with the Tebo Baptist Church. She had endured many trials, hardships and difficulties but was ever cheerful and bore it without complaint; never burdening others with her troubles. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, a kind neighbor and a loving friend, ready to do all she could for those about her. Funeral services were conducted at Parks Chapel Church.

BAILEY, Mary Susan COPPAGE BOZARTH
1842-1922
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mary Susan Coppage was born in Clinton, Henry county, March 24, 1842, and was married in Clinton, to Josiah Bozarth, the 28th of February, 1858, and he died in Clinton, April 8th, 1861. She was married to Andrew Jackson Bailey March 14th, 1866, in Tebo township, Henry county, Mo. She lived there until March 15th, 1910, when she moved to Leeton, Johnson county, Mo. She joined the Methodist church, South, at what is known now as the Hickory Grove church, under the ministry of John A. Murphy, in 1874, in which church she spent the rest of her life in honor of her Maker and Savior. To Mr. and Mrs. Bailey seven children were born, all living - Mrs. Jennie Bronaugh, Mounds, Okla.; Edward O., Seattle Washington; Mrs. Ollie Bronaugh, Leeton; Mrs. Cora Moore, Leeton, route 17; Mrs. Eula Crooks, Clinton, route 3; William H., Leeton; and Mrs. Susie Gilliam, Chilhowee, Mo. Beside her children she leaves one brother, John W. Coppage, Leeton, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. F. M. Wise, Leeton, Mo., route 17, and a host of relatives and friends. Deceased departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eula Crooks, near Garland, Jan. 28, 1922, at 12:45 a.m., being 79 years, 10 months and 4 days of age. She was only bedfast four days, but had been in failing health for some time and endured her afflictions with patience, and expressed her self to her daughters, Ollie and Eula, a few hours before she passed away, that she had no fears of death and was ready and willing to go. Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 25, 1921. She was a devoted mother and a good neighbor. Her funeral was preached at Hickory Grove, Jan. 29, 1922 and her remains interred in the cemetery nearby.

BAILEY, Murrel E.
1926-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Murrel E. Bailey, 68, Windsor, died Friday, January 13, 1995, at Boone County Hospital in Columbia. He was born October 7, 1926, in the state of Kansas, the son of Ira Bailey and Martha Jane Skaggs Bailey. On June 25, 1949, at the Christian Church parsonage in Windsor, he married Thelma Earlene Garland, who survives of the home. Mr. Bailey was a farmer and had worked at the MFA fertilizer plant in Windsor for 18 years. He was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church, the Missouri Cattleman's Association, was a past board member and secretary for the Windsor Farmer's Cooperative. He was also an Army veteran of World War II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Martha Rice, Lee's Summit; three sons, Ron Bailey, Green Ridge, Dencil Bailey, Sedalia, Brian Bailey, Belton; four grandsons, Nick, Eddie, Weston and Garrett; two brothers, Don Bailey, Windsor, and Elmer Bailey, Lee's Summit; two sisters, Marjorie Warren, Conway, and Naomia Findley, Pleasant Hill. He was preceded in death by his father and a granddaughter, Stacy. Funeral services were Monday, January 16 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BAILEY, Onalee GOVER
1906-1997
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Onalee Bailey died Thursday, June 12, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 90 years, five months and 23 days. She was born December 19, 1906, in Iconium, the daughter of Jim Andy and Audrey Bernard Gover. She was a school teacher prior to her retirement and had lived in the Clinton area for a number of years. She is survived by one son, Jim Andy Bailey, Lake Ozark; three granddaughters, Joyce Marie Heller, O'Fallon, Grace Ann Rudolph, Shawnee, Kansas, and Janice Gail Reed, Humble, Texas; one grandson, Jim Andy Bailey II, Overland Park, Kansas, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 17, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BAILEY, Patricia Ann MILLER LUCAS
1932-1994
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Patricia Ann Bailey, daughter of Hattie Kerns Miller and Walter Miller, Sr., was born September 3, 1932, in St. Joseph and passed away Friday, February 18, 1994, at her home, 513 E. Green, Clinton, at the age of 6l. She was married in 1949 to Luther William Lucas, Sr. of Clinton and to that union one son and three daughters were born; Luther William Lucas, Jr. of Port Orchard, Washington, Judy A. Land of Evans, Georgia, Barbara A. Thompson and Sharon K. Claypool, both of Deepwater. She later married Edward Lee Bailey on July 2, 1966, and to this union one daughter, Tammy Mersman of Deepwater, was born. Patricia worked at Rival Manufacturing in the injecting and molding department for 22 years. She attended the Clinton Assembly of God Church for the last 10 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Miller, Sr.; two sisters, Mary Helton and Sue Bales; two brothers, Walter Miller, Jr. and Kelly Miller, as well as one grandson. She is survived by her husband, Ed. of the home; four daughters, Judy. Barbara, Sharon and Tammy; one son, Bill; her mother, Hattie Miller of Clinton, and one sister, Betty Louise Stromberg, Clinton, as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church, Clinton, Tuesday, February 22. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BAILEY, Peggy L. HOPPE
1931-2001
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2001 - Peggy L. Bailey was born January 25, 1931, in Clinton, daughter of Henry and Mary Glasscock Hoppe. She passed away April 24, 2001, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Henry County, a graduate of Clinton High School and a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. She married Glover E. Bailey, Sr., on March 31, 1950, and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1994. She worked for Clearfield Cheese and Parmalee Plastics, retiring in 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Barbara George, who died in 1977; two brothers, Bill and Lester Hoppe. Survivors include one son, Glover E. Bailey, Jr. and wife, Connie, Calhoun; one daughter, Mary Murphy and husband, Mike, Oglethorpe, Georgia; five grandchildren, Kristina McMillian, Amanda George, Gene Howard, Travis Bailey and Christopher Bailey; one great-grandchild, Patrick Collins; one sister, Patty Richman, Bates City, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held April 26 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

BAILEY, Ruth M. TOMKINS BRUNS
1916-1996
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth M. (Bruns) Bailey, 79, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, August 21, 1996, at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home. She was born November 1, 1916, in Pettis County, the daughter of Robert Lee Tomkins and Mattie (Budgett) Tomkins. On March 30, 1935, in Green Ridge, she married John Kenneth Bruns. On March 4 1994, in Windsor, she married Bill Bailey, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mrs. Bailey worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for several years. She was a house mother at Warrensburg College. She also worked at the Green Ridge Post Office and co-owned and operated the Bruns Cafe in Green Ridge for several years. Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Kenneth G. Bruns, Eldon; three daughters, Janette Pace, Green Ridge, Allene Ragar and Sharon Hoard, both of Lincoln; nine grandchildren, Kevin, Kyle, Mel, Mike Kendra, Mitchell, Devin, Darren and Douglas; 10 great-grandchildren, Amanda, Ashley, Tonja, Randy, Sammy, Rob, Ryan, Kristen, Kayla and Tina Lee. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother Glenn, and a grandson Kenneth Lee. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 24, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Hickory Point Cemetery, near Green Ridge.

BAILEY, Shandy Edgar
1917-1987
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Shandy E. Bailey, 70 Route 1, Leeton, died Tuesday, October 27, 1987, at Golden Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Marian, of the home; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Shandy Bailey, Jr and his wife, Virginia; Lester and his wife, Linda, all of Clinton; also, Larry Bailey of Bentonville, AR, and William Thomas Bailey and his wife, Alice, of Windsor; one brother, Glover Bailey of Calhoun; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr Bailey was preceded in death by one grandchild. He was a retired farmer and a member of Tebo Baptist Church. He was born January 4, 1917, in Quincy, MO, son of Thomas E. and Nellie F. Mullins Bailey. Funeral services were Friday with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens.

BAILEY, Thelma Earlene GARLAND
1930-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 22 2012 - Thelma Bailey, 82, rural Windsor, died Saturday, October 20, 2012, at her home. She was born September 24, 1930, in Windsor, the daughter of Earl Taylor Garland and Myrtle May (Crews) Garland. On June 25, 1949, at the Christian Church parsonage in Windsor, she married Murrel Edward Bailey and he preceded her in death on January 13, 1995. Thelma worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for several years, retiring in 1992. She was a faithful member of the Brandon United Methodist Church, rural Windsor. She enjoyed the many trips she took with her friends. She also enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking and baking and she "loved those grandkids." Survivors include three sons, Ronnie D. Bailey and his wife, Cathy, green Ridge, Dencil Bailey and his wife, Deborah, Sedalia, Brian Bailey, Shawnee, Kansas; four grandsons, Eddie Bailey, Nick Bailey, Weston Bailey and Garrett Bailey; a brother, Dean Garland, Greenwood; a sister, Verna Walters, Calhoun, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Murrel E. Bailey, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stacy Lynn Bailey; two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 23, at Haldey Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BAILEY, Velma Pauline
1906-1924
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Velma Pauline Bailey died at the home of her parents in Springfield, at 9 p.m. last Saturday with tuberculosis from which she had suffered about four years. Soon after she entered high school in Clinton, five years ago, her health commenced to fail, but she continued her studies for two years. By that time her physicians advised that she go to Mt. Vernon Sanitarium, which was tried, then her parents took her to the dry climate of the southwest to see if she would improve, but she could not stand the high altitude so they took her to Springfield, which climate seemed to agree with her and prolong her life. For the past year she had been bedfast, only able to be up long enough to take short rides in the open in her wheel chair. She was born March 18, 1906, which made her 18 years, 3 months and 12 days of age. When seven years old, her parents moved to Iowa, where they remained until she was 12, then they returned to Clinton and went into the restaurant business, later building and establishing the Garden Inn. They remained here until Velma's health made it advisable for them to change climates. Then only the keeping of their only child was the important thing, so they traveled until they found a place that seemed to agree with her best. It had been weary months and even years of suffering for this frail little body. All she bore with never a complaint. When her parents would worry she would smile and say, "Don't worry, we don't know why it is, but it must be for the best." For months she had been ready to go to Jesus, wholly accepting Him as her personal saviour. The last place she was able to dress and go to, was to church last September. Oftentimes she would say: "Life is beautiful and I love to live, but I am ready to go." She was always thoughtful of those about her and ready and willing to divide every flower and gift sent her. She sent part of the many flowers she received to less fortunate ones in the hospital She said just recently, "Mama, if I should live, I would devote my life in doing the little things so many sick folks need. Anybody is willing to do the big things, but so often are the little things forgotten." She dearly loved a young girl who assisted in nursing her the last months and for this good little nurse her heart went out, as it seemed life had been very hard. It was only a few weeks ago that Velma wrote to the writer of this paper to find some way she might help the little nurse on in the world, so she would make best use of her talent of writing. Saturday evening they took Velma out in her wheel chair after she had eaten a hearty supper. They returned about 8 o'clock. She complained of feeling faint, when they put her to bed. Pretty soon her mother said: "Velma, do you hear me; are you better?" and she replied: "I am all right now," and her spirit slipped into eternity. Her body was brought to Clinton Monday by the dear parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bailey and their friend, Miss Isabelle Young, and taken to the home of her aunt, Mrs. Jesse Simmons, on North 2nd street. The funeral services were conducted at the First M. E. church Tuesday afternoon. Oftentimes she had told her mother that she wished to be gowned in a flesh colored dress and hold a red rose in her hand, when she was buried. Her wishes were carried out and she was laid in beautiful Englewood. The active pallbearers were all uncles of deceased as follows: Will and Harry Bailey, Jess Simmons, Ike Harvey, Ed Keith, Tom Williams.

BAILEY, Virginia Lea "Ginger" PERIMAN
1942-2012
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2012 - Virginia Lea Bailey, daughter of Clifford and Jessie (Shouse) Periman, was born February 1, 1942, in Cook County, Illinois. She died on March 3, 2012, at her home near Clinton. Ginger (as she was known by most) is survived by her husband of 50 years, Shandy Bailey, Jr.; son, Clifford Bailey and wife, Peggy; daughter, Jettie Bailey and youngest son, Marion Bailey and wife, Annette, all of Clinton, and stepson, Mike Grady and wife, Kim, Farmington, New Mexico, and two grandchildren, Colton Bailey and Abigail Bailey. Virginia loved her family, friends and her little dog, Shorty. She had an infectious laugh and loved to sew, cook and bake. In fact, she was quite famous for her bread and sugar cookies. She was retired from Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, but continued to serve as a volunteer. Ginger was a member of Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton, where she was very involved. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a lifetime member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1894, all of Clinton. Ginger was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Jessie Periman; as well as her identical twin sister, Jane (Church) Southers, and her younger sister, Vivian Branstetter. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, March 7. Interment was in Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Clinton.

BAILEY, W. T.
1834-1907
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - W. T. Bailey died May 4, 1907 at his home in Urich, aged 73. Born in Danville, Indiana March 7, 1834; moved to Edgar County, Ill., when a boy and remained there until 1857 when his father moved to Henry County. He married Sarah E. Grafford of Pike County, Mo. September 26, 1858 and they had six children. Two sons and a daughter, with a grandson, survive. Became a Baptist in October 1858. He was strictly honest in all his business transactions. During his later life, he was not a church goer. In this we feel that he made a great mistake. We do not understand the reason for this seeming estrangement from the church. He was kind in his home and good to his family. Burial in the Urich cemetery.

BAILEY, William "Bill"
1920-2004
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2004 - William "Bill" Bailey was born in Deepwater March 20, 1920, the son of Bertha May (Dobbs) and William Ernest Bailey, and answered God's call on January 24, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehab. Bill was very talented and could play about any musical instrument, especially the guitar. He actually made his living as a young man playing guitar and singing at the Dance Hall in Deepwater, which was owned and operated by the Roberts Family. In later life, he and a nephew, Larry Wilson, were invited to "sit in" with the Charlie Pride band and had to turn down an invitation to travel with him since he had a family by then. As a teenager Bill joined the CCC Camp and traveled to California to work with giant redwoods. This was his first time away from home and it was lonely, but many of his friends were drafted into the service and went a lot farther than California. Bill was an adventurous child and at the age of 12 hopped a freight train from Coffeyville, Kansas, back to Deepwater to his maternal grandparents. He was well taken care of by the knights of the railroad. He dined on "hobo stew" and was given whatever warm clothing the hobo heroes could spare. They also guided him on which freight trains to hop at each yard and he arrived in Deepwater well fed but tired. Bill was civic-minded and attended most of the town meetings, winning himself a term and one half on the city council. He was in charge of water maintenance and making sure the fire trucks were ready for emergencies. He was also in charge of Green Thumb Boys and was a great favorite of theirs. Bill was a quiet easygoing man who seldom lost his temper. He was witty and clever and kept everyone in stitches with his oldtime expressions and a few he coined himself. He was funny and fun to be with. Bill gave his heart to Jesus when he was 75 at the Brownington Baptist Church. After that he joined the church and attended regularly, doing whatever he could to further Christ's cause. Bill was united in marriage to Joann Robb. To this union nine children were born, Cynthia, Carol, John, James, Michael, Kenny, Charles, Richard and Donna. The children all knew they could come to their dad for understanding and comfort. He later married Ruby May Elliott. Preceding Bill in death were his son, Rickey; his parents; one sister, Jeane Snedeker; two brothers, Bob Bailey and Tom Bailey; one son-in-law, Elmont Kerns, and one grandson-in-law, Gary Wright. Surviving are his children; his wife Ruby; one brother, Bennie Bailey and wife Laverne, Excelsior Springs, and one sister, June Anzalone, Deepwater; 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; several nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and many, many friends.

BAILEY, William "Bill"
1926-2007
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 2 2007 - William "Bill" Bailey, 80, Windsor, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born August 25, 1926, on the family farm in a two-story log house in Morgan County, near Versailles, the son of Rufus Newton Bailey and Mary Francis (Wilson) Bailey and Mary Francis (Wilson) Bailey. On March 4, 1994, in Windsor, he married Ruth Margaret Tomkins, who preceded him in death on August 21, 1996. Mr. Bailey farmed until he was 21 and then started working in construction for several years. He later went to work for the General Motors Fairfax Plant in Kansas City, retiring after 25 years. He was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and seven sisters. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 4, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Hickory Point Cemetery, near Green Ridge.

BAILEY, William "Bill" Jr.
1924-2011
Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 28 2011 - William "Bill" Bailey, Jr. was born April 15, 1924, in Bethel, Kansas, to William H. and Doyle (Carr) Bailey. He died Saturday. December 24, 2011, at his home in Osceola. He was married to Rosethel "Rosie" (Hobbs) Bailey for over 69 years. He was a member of the military in World War II and went on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on November 15. He worked for Ford Motor company of Claycomo for 30 1/2 years. He retired to Bennett Springs,in 1978. They moved to Weaver's Campground and there they both worked for Jerry and Brenda Miller until January 2010. Then in May 2011 they moved to Osceola. He was a member of the Lowry City Masonic Lodge #403 and the Scottish Rite. Bill is survived by his wife of the home; son, Joe, and wife, Sandy, Osceola; grandsons, Steven Bailey of Peculiar, Scott Bailey and wife, Jenny, Peculiar, Kelly and wife, Christina, Peculiar, Mike and wife, Penny, Clinton; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Stephanie, Lane, Darian, Hunter, Ryan and Katie; great-great-grandsons, Cayden and Cayson, and many, many friends. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 30, at Lowry City Masonic Lodge. Interment will be in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar.

BAILEY, William Homer
1879-1928
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
William Homer Bailey was born May 18, 1879, at Hickory Grove and departed this life December 11, 1928, being 49 years, 6 months and 23 days of age. He was united in marriage to Miss Nellie M. Doubet at Nevada, Mo., March 14, 1905. To this union two sons were born - Donald Eugene and Loren Dale, both at home. He professed faith in Christ, October, 1909, and united with the Methodist church at Hickory Grove and three years ago moved his membership to the M. E. church at Leeton, where he has since lived and enjoyed the service of his Lord. Was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Leaves to mourn his going a devoted companion - two sons, five sisters - Mrs. J. F. Bronaugh, of Mounds, Okla.; Mrs. M. K. Bronaugh, of Clinton; Mrs. Cora E. Moore, Clinton, route 1; Mrs. C. L. Crooks, Clinton, route 3; Mrs. J. E. Gilliam, Clinton, and one brother, E. O. Bailey, Seattle, Wash. All were at his bedside except his brother. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Christian church. Burial at Mineral Creek cemetery.

BAILEY, William W.
1940-2011
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 16 2011 - William W. Bailey, 71, Clinton, I died on Sunday, August 14, 2011, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Bill was born on July 8, 1940, to William and Mildred "Clark" Bailey in Knob Noster. After graduating from Concordia High School, Bill attended Rockhurst College where he graduated with his Bachelor's Degree. He married Judy K. Meek on December 2, 1961. He and Judy were self-employed entrepreneurs. They owned and operated restaurants, a van shop and worked in real estate. Even though they worked extremely hard, they always made time to travel, taking their children to almost every state. More than anything, Bill loved to spend time with his family, whom he loved very much. Surviving Bill is his wife, Judy of the home; his mother, Mildred Bailey of Clinton; a sister, Barbra Lauderdale of Kansas City; a son, Rodney Bailey of Kansas City; two daughters, Pam Palash of Houston, Texas, and Brenda Bailey of Columbia; five grandchildren, Jasimine Ball of Jefferson City, Chris Jones of Kansas City, Ashley Bailey of Gardner, Kansas, Dustin Bailey of Escondino, California, and Matt Palash of Houston, Texas, and five great-grand-children, Astaria Connick of Jefferson City, Bailey Shafer of Jefferson City, Dakota Bailey of Gardner, Kansas, Harliegh Bailey of Escondino, California, and Brentley Bailey of Escondino, California. Preceding Bill in death were his father; a daughter, Shelly Berry, and a granddaughter, Christina Jones. The family will receive friends at Consalus Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 17 with interment following at Hickory Grove Cemetery of Calhoun.

BAILLIF, Donovan Carlos
1933-2016
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Donovan Carlos Baillif, age 82, of Clinton, after a long illness, died at his home on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Donovan was born July 9, 1933 to Victor J. Baillif and Edith E. "Stockwell" Baillif of Round Lake, WI. After high school, He served in the Army for 2 years, and then went to work in the Aircraft Industry as a machinist. Donovan and his wife, Sharon were married in Yuma, AZ on May 6, 1956. After his retirement in 1988, he and Sharon moved to Clinton in 1989. Donovan was a member of the machinist union and the Eagles Lodge. Survivors include his loving wife, Sharon of the home; two daughters, Dawn Davis of the home and Cara Baillif of Clinton; one son, Richard Baillif and wife, Michelle of Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Donovan was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, two sisters and two grandsons.

BAILLIF, Sharon Sue
1939-2018
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sharon S. Baillif, age 79, of Clinton, MO, died on March 23, 2018, at her home in the care of Heartland Hospice and her daughter, Dawn. Sharon was born on January 2, 1939 in Ft. Scott, Kansas. On May 6, 1956, Sharon married her loving husband, Donovan. After 60 years of marriage he preceded her in death. Sharon was a hard worker. She retired from Sharp's Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California and went on to work at GE in Warrensburg and retired a second time. In addition to her husband, Sharon was preceded in death by her daughter, a brother and two grandsons. Sharon is survived by her daughter, Dawn of the home, a son and daughter in law of Kansas City, MO; 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters and 2 brothers; many nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, MO.

BAIN, Hazel Eileen McCURDY
1925-1992
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel Eileen Bain, 66, died March 3, 1992, at Ottawa, Kansas, at the Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa, Kansas. She was born Jul 30 1925, near Williamsburg, Kansas, daughter of Harbor R. McDaniel and Eula Mae McCurdy. The family lived in Ottawa when she was a child, moving to Topeka, Kansas, where she graduated form high school in 1944. She married Marvin A. Bain, June 7, 1947, in Kansas City, Kansas. From 1947 to 1960 they lived in Kansas City, then moved to Chilhowee, Mo. After their marriage she and her husband owned and operated service station-cafe combination in Missouri. Following his death April 1, 1979, she continued to operate the restaurant in Chilhowee until moving to Ottawa in 1981. In Ottawa she managed the lunch counter at Reynolds Drug Store from 1981 until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Ottawa. She is survived by two sons, Mickey L. Bain, Ottawa, and Patrick W. Bain, Blairstown; and a daughter Marsha Bain, Socorro, New Mexico; two sisters, Phyllis Randel, Topeka, Ks., and Lucille Lantis, Pomona, Ks.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother, Rex McDaniel, in 1975, and a sister Bonnie Quinn, in 1991. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 7, at Bible Baptist Church, Ottawa. Graveside services at the Chilhowee Cemetery.

BAIN, Margie Lee
1920-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 3 2005 - Margie Lee Bain, 85, Rogers, Arkansas and former resident at Gran Villas, Clinton, died Sunday, February 27, 2005. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Martin and husband Jim, Clinton; one son Jerry Bain and wife Sharon, Rogers, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Lisa Miller, Michele Shanahan and Traci Atfield; four great-grandchildren, Westin Miller, Lauren Miller, Kirstine Atfield and Tray Atfield. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 2, at Republic.

BAIN, Micky L.
1948-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Micky L. Bain, 48, Pittsburg, Kansas, died Monday, July 29, 1996, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was a 1966 graduate of Chilhowee High School and was a truck driver for nearly 25 years. At the time of his illness, he worked as a driver for Tandem Trucking Co. of Olathe, hauling asphalt and aggregate. He is survived by his wife, the former Peggy Rogers; two daughters, Kelly Rhoades of Ottawa, Kansas, and Kimberly Young of Pittsburg, Kansas; a son Jeffery Young of Ottawa; a brother Patrick Bain of Blairstown; a sister Marsha Baca of Socorro, New Mexico, and two grandsons. His parents, Marvin and Hazel Bain, preceded him in death. Family and friends will meet at the Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa Saturday and proceed to Highland Cemetery for graveside services.

BAIR, Douglas W.
1960-2018
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Douglas W. Bair, 57,  passed away May 12, 2018 at Warsaw, Missouri after a brief illness.  He was born on July 13, 1960 in Ottumwa, Iowa the son of Robert (Bob) and Donna Bair.  He graduated from Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, Missouri in 1978.  He is survived by his mother, Donna Bair, of Warsaw, a son, John Michael Bair (Brandi) of Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter, Jessica McBee (Zack) of Downing, Missouri, a brother Mike Bair (Karen) of Kansas City, Missouri, two granddaughters, Olivia Bair and Payton McBee, many family members and loyal friends.  He is preceded in death by his father, Bob Bair and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carey Swartz and Mr. and Mrs. Ward Bair.  He was an Eagle Scout of Troop 707, Kansas City, Missouri and a Brave in the Tribe of Mic-o-say.  He had various jobs during his lifetime, most of them dealing with wood.  He was a cabinet maker at Superior Wood Products, in Trimble, Missouri.  He had a lifelong love of the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting and mushroom hunting.  He also enjoyed boating and water skiing.  He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.  Arrangements for his cremation are under the direction of the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Community Building in Bent Tree Harbor on June 23, 2018.

BAIR, Robert E.
1931-1999
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Dec 5 1999 - Robert E. Bair, 68, Warsaw, MO, passed away Friday morning, December 3, 1999, at his home in Bent Tree Harbor. Funeral services will be Monday December 6, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO; burial in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton, MO. Mr. Bair was born in Thornburg, IA, on June 8, 1931. He grew up in Iowa and graduated from Montezuma High School in Montezuma, IA, in the class of 1951. On September 24, 1952, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving overseas in the Korean Conflict. He was discharged on September 23, 1955. On February 17, 1956, he was united in marriage to Donna Lee Swartz in Ottumwa, IA. He worked at the Ottumwa Cemetery for ten years. He then went to school at Iowa Tech in Ottumwa, graduating with an electronics background. They moved to Kansas City, MO, in 1968, where he was employed by the A. B. Dick Company for 22 years. During his lifetime he worked on the farm and the John Morrell Meat Packing Company. He retired in 1990. Following his retirement, they moved to their lake home in Bent Tree Harbor Development near Warsaw. He was a former Cub Scout Leader in Iowa and was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and he was a scout leader with Boy Scout Troop 707. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Korean War Veterans Association in Kansas City Chapter #2, and he was a member of the Gracemor Christian Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and boater. Robert is survived by his wife, Donna, of the home; two sons, Michael Bair and Douglas Bair, both of Kansas City; two grandchildren, John and Jessica; three brothers, John Bair, Visalia, CA, Jim Bair, Grinnel, IA, and David Bair, New Sharon, IA; and their families, other relatives, and many friends.

BAIRD, Alva Walene CECIL
1924-2003
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 3 2003 - Walene Baird, 78, Calhoun, died Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born December 19, 1924, the daughter of Herbert Bryon "Jack" Cecil and Iva Louise (McMurphy) Cecil. On July 17, 1942, in Warrensburg, she married Bill B. Baird, who survives of the home. Mrs. Baird, along with her husband, Bill, operated the village Grocery Store in Calhoun, from 1975 to 1985. She was also a bookkeeper for the JC Penney store in Clinton for several years and a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company in Mexico, Missouri. She was a member of the Calhoun Baptist church and was faithful to attend church until her health failed and she could not attend. In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by a son, Bob Baird, and his wife Pauline, Macon; a daughter, Carylon Spring and her husband Bill, Claremore, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Fern Trovareli, Apple Valley, California, Vera Gee, Wilmington, North Carolina, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil Cecil and D. J. Cecil; three sisters, Wilma Bell, Maxine Stahl and Betty Dicovilli; a grandson, Shannon Spring. Funeral services will be Monday, October 6 at the Calhoun Baptist Church, Calhoun. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun.

BAIRD, Betty Juanita BYERS
1930-2006
Union Cemetery, Benton, Butler Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2006 - Betty Juanita Baird, 76, Eldon (formerly of Clinton) died Friday, January 13, 2006, near Harrisonville, as a result of an automobile accident. Betty was born January 6, 1930, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Russell Blaine and Ethel (Coberly) Byers. She married Robert Ervin Baird on March 14, 1951, in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was a bookkeeper all her life. She loved boating, fishing, sewing and bowling. She was a charter member of the Mid-Day Optimist Club, Clinton; an active member of the Women's Bowling Association and a member of the Red Hat Bowlers Society in Clinton. She loved to travel and was a friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, on January 13, 2005; one daughter, Judy Katherine Rollins; two brothers and one sister. She is survived by one son Robert Baird of Camdenton; three daughters, Glenda C. DeGraffenried of Eldon, Robin Annelle Stott of Creighton and Lana Louise Baird of Garden City, as well as six grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Palmyra Baptist Church, Benton, Kansas, on Thursday, January 19. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Benton, Kansas.

BAIRD, Bill B.
1923-2007
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2007 - Bill Baird, 83, Calhoun, died early Monday, January 22, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Mr. Baird was born September 13, 1923, in Johnson County, near Leeton, the son of Marion Robert Baird and Dolile May (Williams) Baird. On July 17, 1942, in Warrensburg, he married Alva Walene Cecil, who died October 2, 2003. He co-owned and operated with his wife the Village Grocery in calhoun for 10 years, from 1975-1985. He was also a former mayor for the City of Calhoun and was very active in the Calhoun community. He was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge and the Calhoun American Legion Post. Survivors incluce a son Bob Baird, Macon; a daughter Carylon Spring, Claremore, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and George Baird; two sisters, Kathryn Craig and Jean Nipper, and a grandson, Shannon Spring. Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, January 25, at the Calhoun Cemetery.

BAIRD, Eunice Lucille TWEEDY
1924-2005
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2005 - Eunice Lucille Baird was born March 29, 1924, at Cross Timbers, daughter of Claude and Pearl Teague Tweedy. She died October 11, 2005, at Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation, at the age of 81. She was united in marriage to Ray Baird April 2, 1942. Lucille lived her life near Calhoun, being a farm wife, except for a few years in California. After the death of her husband she moved to Warsaw. She was a member of the Calhoun United Methodist Church and Royal Neighbors Club and attended as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her husband March 3, 1985; a daughter Karen Kay Baird; her parents and brother Eugene Tweedy. Lucille is survived by a son D. R. Baird, Warsaw; granddaughter, Amanda Rae Baird, Chicago, Illinois; sister Marjorie Frasher, Windsor; a brother Bill Tweedy, Knox City, Texas, and many friends. Funeral services were held October 14 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

BAIRD, H. T. Mrs.
n/a-1904
Clinton Missouri - The death of Mrs. H. T. Baird occurred at her home, 218 Irvington Place, Denver, Colorado, Thursday, October 13, at 4 p.m. Since March she had been confined to her bed. About one year ago, she very reluctantly bade good-bye to Clinton friends and went to Denver to live, where the kindness of friends cheered her in her new home and where she was near to a Baptist church, which denomination was cherished above all earthly treasurers. Her mission in life was to educate girls, to make their lives reach the highest ideal possible and many a woman today owes homage to Mrs. Baird for help in her struggle for a higher education. Hers was a busy live but there was always time to assist those in need and her light always shone for the Master. She leaves a husband and one son, Dr. Baird, of Walsenburg, Colorado; Mrs. True, who lives with her husband on a farm near Neosho, Mo., and Miss Itonia, who holds a lucrative position as teacher of French in a Denver school. She was a Kentuckian by birth and before the war taught at Liberty and afterward at Springfield, Bethel College, Palmyra, at Hardin six years and was president of Baird College in Clinton, taking charge in 1885.

BAIRD, Robert Erwin "Bob"
1925-2005
Union Cemetery, Benton, Butler Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2005 - Robert (Bob) Erwin Baird, 79, Eldon, died Thursday, January 13, 2005. He was born March 20, 1925, in Tyrone, Oklahoma, the son of Floyd Baird and Mabel Edith (Wadley) Baird. He married Betty Byers March 14, 1951, in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was in house moving and the trucking business from age 16 until his retirement. He owned and operated B&B Housemoving Company, Movers Inc., Housemover Inc. and Bala Inc., all in Wichita, Kansas, which bought and sold houses to be moved. He had a statewide moving permit in Kansas. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge. He is survived by his wife Betty Baird of the home; daughters, Glenda C. DeGraffenreid, Eldon, Robin Annelle Stotts, Sedalia, and Lana Louise Baird, Garden City; son Robert Dean Baird, Camdenton; grandchildren, Robert Shayne Hutchison, Brandon Lee Baird, Heath James Hutchison, Justin Baird Hutchison, Anatosha Lee Baird and Robert Dakota Baird; his sisters, Edith Joy Digel, Wichita, Kansas, and Evelyn Darlene Smith, Ponca City, Oklahoma; 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Judy Katherine Forshey; grandson Shawn Ray Hutchison,; sister, Floydene Baird, Brothers, Carroll Enid Baird, Glen Wadley Baird and Darrell Dean Baird. Funeral services were Monday, January 17, at Palmyra Baptist Church, 12 noon in Benton, Kansas. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Benton.

BAIRD, Sarah Elizabeth FARRIS SCHMIDT
1898-1977
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO, Thursday, Mar 17 1977 - Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Baird, 79, 2000 South Washington, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bothwell Hospital. She was born March 5, 1898, at Stotesbury, MO., daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Watson Farris. She was married to Harold Baird, who survives the home. Other survivors include two sons, Sam and Charles Schmidt, both of Topeka, KS., four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Busker, 223 East Chestnut, Mrs. LaVon Epple, 17018 West Fifth; Mrs. Irma Leibach, Florissant, Mrs. Sue Sutton, Topeka, KS; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Lillian Alcorn, 814 East 10th; Mrs. Mary Souza, Santa Cruz, CA.; one brother Earl Farris, Springfield, IL.; two sisters, Mrs. Helen McFall, 1712 West Fifth; Mrs. Dorothy Poague, Clinton; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Vansant Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

BAKER, Adelbert Henry "Dell"
1876-1937
St. Joseph Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO
Clinton MO - A. H. (Dell) Baker, former resident of Montrose, died the night of December 16, 1937, at his home in St. Joseph. Previous to his departure from Montrose about 1900, he was bookkeeper at the Montrose mills and later cashier of the Bank of Montrose. At St. Joseph he had been a police commissioner, also one of the leaders in the livestock industry. A former president of the National Livestock Exchange, his picture appeared on the back page of the Saturday Kansas City Times. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Josephine Ballard of Montrose, and two children. Funeral services were conducted in St. Joseph Saturday. Burial was at Montrose.

BAKER, Andrew
1811-1896
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun MO - Andrew Baker, an old Pioneer Missourian, died at Knob Noster, Mo., Dec 28, 1896, at the advanced age of 85 years, 3 months and 23 days. For more than 56 years the name of Andy Baker, as he was familiarly called, was known to a large portion of the people of St. Clair, Hickory and Henry counties. No one perhaps knew him better than he who esteems it a privilege and also feels it a duty to pay this brief tribute to his memory. As early as the spring of 1840, just as civilization began to dawn in this Southwest, he with his small family, in company with a small party of other Kentucky emigrants, stopped their teams and camped upon the timbered slopes of the valley of the Weaubleau in St. Clair county. Here he decided to take his position to face the battles of life in the new west. At that early date the country abounded with game, the deer, the wild turkeys and wild bee honey greatly helped supply the table. At that time the settler had but little trouble going out and bringing in a venison or more before breakfast. And while these were of so much value and help to the new beginner, the limited supply and inferiority of farm implements compared with modern improvements and many other difficulties with which the adventurer had to contend, greatly retarded rapid progress. But in the face of all these obstacles with restless ambition, industry and strict devotion to business, his steady gains each year soon carried him to positions of easy and comfortable circumstances. Soon after the late civil war, in which he was compelled to sacrifice much of his first earnings, he changed his home from St. Clair to Henry county, locating near Calhoun, and began life over again, once more taking the humble paths of agriculture and putting on the armour and resolution of youth, with that push and go that won early victory in St. Clair county, the lost ground and property came back surely and swiftly and soon he was on top again. Here he remained until about four years before h is death, then for convenience and that he might receive the care and attention that he needed and so much deserved as he neared the end of his earthly career, he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. M. M. Jackson, at Knob Noster, where he died. He raised a family of nine children, seven of whom survive him: W. S. and J. W. Baker, merchants, Sedalia; J. R. Baker, merchant, Deepwater; John T. Baker, City marshal, Knob Noster; Mrs. M. M. Jackson, Milliner, Knob Noster; Mrs. Sarah J. Briscoe, ElDorado Springs and Mrs. Josie Akers near Calhoun. Through all of the eventful history of his life one of his chief characteristics was to earn his living honestly, to do justice to his neighbor and to be at peace with all who would join him in the support of these grand principals that he so devoutly cherished. We think it true that no man can raise a large family and provide for their maintenance and defend the proceeds of his honest toil, without coming in contact with and bringing out the unfavorable criticism of the idler, the lazy and unscrupulous scoundrel, but no man could ever point the finger to Andrew Baker otherwise than the man from whom he could get the truth, honesty in all business transactions and the dollar if he owed it. We can well remember the old home of our youth, around which cluster so many tender memories when the departed leader in the days of a vigorous manhood in his heroic struggles for the temporal needs of self and family shouldered and bore crosses and burdens that many young Americans of today, and some older ones, would doubtless starve rather than share even a part of these. At the funeral hour Elder Meyers, of the Christian church at Sedalia, kindly, with fitting words, officiated in the last sad ceremonies, while the seven surviving children, with sorrowful hearts and many tears and a silent good bye, took their last sad gaze upon that familiar form, then followed in the last dead march to eternity and saw it carefully laid away in the Calhoun cemetery on that beautiful mound, where rests in perfect peace the precious, pathetic dust of life's cherished and perished affection, our father and our mother.

BAKER, Anna Louise MAYNARD
1850-1924
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Anna Louise Baker was born in London, England, July 20, 1850, and died September 26th, 1924, in Milwaukee, Wis., where she was visiting. She was 74 years old. She was the widow of the late George D. Baker who owned a mill and was well known in Montrose, for many years. She is survived by three sons - Adelbert H. Baker of St. Joseph; Fred D. Baker of Independence; George E. Baker of Chicago, and four grandchildren - Maynard Baker of St. Joseph; Mrs. Louise Baker Bradley of Kansas City; Mrs. Georgianna Baker Gibens of Independence, and Harold Baker Hall of Independence, all of whom attended the funeral. She has also a sister Mrs. Fred W. Collins of Milwaukee, and two brothers, Henry Maynard of Milwaukee and Fred Maynard of Seattle, Wash. A daughter, Mrs. Alice Baker Hall, died in Independence, Mo., March 12, 1924; a son, Thomas died in Montrose a number of years ago. For a number of years Mrs. Baker had made her home with her son Fred but had gone to Milwaukee to visit her sister and brother. Her sudden death was caused by a fall down stairs. The body was accompanied to Montrose by A. H. and George E. Baker. The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church South, September 29th. The Bakers came to Missouri from Wisconsin about forty-one years ago. They built and owned a large mill and a beautiful home which is one of the best houses in Montrose. This home became the social center of the community, and never a more gracious hostess presided than Mrs. Baker, who was loved by all. She was a good neighbor and kind friend to all. The young people will ever cherish the fondest memories of the many social events planned by Mrs. baker, when her home was opened to all. George D. Baker died in 1898, leaving his milling to be carried on by Mrs. Baker and sons. Mrs. Baker was a member of the old Presbyterian church which stood on the ground where the South Methodist church now stands. She was a splendid Christian woman, keeping up her faith until the final summons came. She left here about 15 years ago, and had resided with her children. For several years she had been crippled, having to walk with crutches. In her passing we lose an ideal mother and a splendid Christian woman. The sympathy of the community goes out to the family at the loss of this good woman who was a pioneer of our town and lived so long among us.

BAKER, Anna Marie
1919-1997
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anna Marie Baker, 78, Kansas City, died at Columbia Independence Regional Hospital, Independence, Thursday, October 2, 1997. She was born in Henry County. She was employed by Bendix as a food preparer. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church and the Warsaw square dance club. She is survived by one daughter, Janice McKee, Raytown; two sisters, Hazel Howard, Lincoln, and Roberta Phillips, Roanoke, Va.; two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, October 6, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

BAKER, Aubert Leon "Buss"
1927-1995
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Aubert Leon Baker was born May 10, 1927, in Leesville. He died Wednesday, September 27, 1995, at his home in Leesville at the age of 68. Aubert Leon, known as "Buss", was united in marriage to Norma Ahlstedt. Mr. Baker was a self-employed carpenter. He lived in Wichita, Kansas for a number of years before returning to this area in 1971. He is survived by his wife, Norma, of the home; two sons, Marvin Dickson, Springfield, and David Dickson, Tightwad; two daughters, Sandra Beardmore and Regina Newman, both of Wichita, Kansas; five sisters and six brothers; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Friday, September 29, at Parks Chapel Cemetery, Henry County.

BAKER, Betty Lee WILLIAMSON
1930-1966
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Wendell L. Baker, Held In High Esteem - Funeral Services for Mrs. Wendell Baker, 36, of 610 East Ohio who died April 23 (1966), at Clinton General Hospital, were conducted Tuesday, April 26, at the Clinton Methodist Church. Interment was in Memory Gardens. Betty Lee Williamson was born March 7, 1930, in Clinton, the eldest daughter of Mrs. Elma L. Williamson; Clinton, and Roy G. Williamson, Columbia, MO. She received her education in the Clinton Schools, graduating from High School in 1948. On April 24, 1950, she married Wendall L. Baker, and four sons including twins, were born to them, Wayman Eugene, Wesley Lynn, Larry Lee, and Gary Dee. Mrs. Baker was a member of the Clinton Methodist Church, active in P. T. A. and Boy Scout work, especially in encouraging and working with her son, Wayman in achieving the Eagle Scout award. She participated in civic concerns to the fullest extent of her time without neglecting her family. She was a faithful and good wife and mother in every way, and daily watched over the welfare of her family. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her, and was loved by those who belonged to the circle of her activities and her wide circle of friends. She leaves her husband and four sons, of the home; her parents; a sister, Mrs. Jo Ann Colt, Windsor, MO.; two brothers, Bill Williamson, San Francisco, Calif., Roger Williamson, Clinton; many other relatives and friends.

BAKER, Clara DAWSON
1901-1954
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thurs, Jul 22 1954 - Mrs. Warren Baker died at the hospital in Harrisonville about 5:00 a.m. July 17. She had been under the care of a Lowry City physician the past month and her condition became critical on Friday. Clara Dawson, only child of Curt and Eliza Dawson, was born Jan. 1, 1901, in Bates County, near Ballard. At an early age she moved with her parents to Butler where she resided until her marriage to Warren H. Baker on March 17, 1926. They first lived near Montrose and Butler and in 1934 moved to a farm northeast of Brownington which had since been their home. Survivors include the husband three sons, Frank and Harry of Kansas City, and Warren of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Willard Mayfeld, Valdesta, Georgia, and Mrs. Bud Lee, Warrensburg; her mother, Mrs. Eliza Smith and step-father, of Butler; also four grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Last rites were conducted July 20, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery. Hurst Funeral Service in charge.

BAKER, Cora Bertha LANE
1871-1933
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Ike Baker At Rest - The curtains fell softly upon the last act of the life of Mrs. I. W. Baker, Monday morning at 11:30, when she went to sleep. Almost five weeks ago, she suffered a stroke of paralysis, and Wednesday morning of last week, the second one came. Since the last, she had lain in a stupor. Through those first days of her illness, when conscious, she was patient, and thoughtful of those who waited upon her. The little Irish maid, known as Cora Bertha, was the daughter of Michael and Nellie Lane, and was born March 26, 1871, Pittsfield, Ill. She came with her parents, when but a few months old, to a farm six miles southeast of Clinton. Here the years passed and when Cora was twelve years of age, the mother died, leaving Cora and her sister, Dora to take care of the home for their father. The elder daughter had grown into a winsome young woman, charming, with bright blue eyes, and the characteristic Irish humor. She met Isaac Wesley Baker and they were wed July 26, 1893, in Clinton, by the late Rev. Pierce. They lived a year in Deepwater, then came to Clinton, where Mr. Baker went into the barber business, which he has followed since, now operating the O.K. barber shop, east side square. Two children survive their union: the daughter, Opal, now Mrs. W. T. Kratzer, and Belmont, of the home, 402 East Jefferson street. Mrs. Baker had always "builded her best by hand and thought" and the beauty of her life was such that it will linger in the hearts of her loved ones, and neighbors and friends whom she came in contact. Hers was a loving heart, and she spread cheer and happiness wherever she went. When faces were long and shadows were cast, then she dispersed them with a merry joke. She loved to mingle with her neighbors, and have them in her home. Witty, she was, and exceedingly fond of poetry, being able to recite many poems, also liking anything that pertained to geography. Her presence was welcomed in every circle. Since early girlhood, she had belonged to the Presbyterian church, and the purity and goodness of its teaching had been made a part of her life. She faithfully attended the services and took part in them. Her family belonged to the Presbyterian church, and the home was one which breathed of its influence. Mrs. Baker delighted in making it attractive, sunny and happy, with flowers everywhere. She was devoted to the only grandson, Billy Tom, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Kratzer, and called him "the little boy", and the lively little fellow has inherited his grandmother's happy disposition. "Labor Wins Reward" was the motto which Mrs. Baker had suggested for the Ladies Aid of her church, and under which they had worked the past year. This motto applied to her own life - her reward is the love for a noble, sweet woman in the hearts of those she leaves. Beside the husband, children, and grandson, the deceased leaves but one sister, Mrs. Dora Lane Moyer, of Pendleton, Orel, whom she visited four years ago after 25 years had passed without seeing her. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church under the auspices of the Wilkinson Funeral service. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

BAKER, Cuba Louise
1911-1994
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Cuba L. Baker, 82, Osceola, died Tuesday, May 31, 1994, at St. John's Regional Health Care Center in Springfield. She was born near Collins and was a lifelong St. Clair County resident. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Christian Church. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 2, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery near Collins. (born: Sep 9 1911)

BAKER, Dorothy CARTER
1923-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Carter Baker passed away February 6, 1993, at the age of 69, in North Kansas City, from a heart condition. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Nick and Minnie Moore Carter. They were longtime residents of Deepwater. Her mother passed away when she was very young. Her father was a barber with the late Marsh Dunning at Deepwater. Dorothy married Robert Baker of Kansas City and to this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Pauline Dahms, and one brother Harry Carter. She is survived by her husband Robert, and their four children; three brothers, Steve Carter of Houston, Texas, Bill of New Hampshire and James Carter of Kansas; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Harry Carter of Chanute, Kansas.

BAKER, Fred Rufus
1908-1995
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fred R. Baker, 86, Osceola, died Sunday, April 23, 1995, at Big Springs Nursing Care Center in Humansville. He was born near Collins and was a lifelong St. Clair County area resident and retired farmer. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Christian Church. He is survived by six sisters, Opal Cooper of Waverly, Ethel Mathleson of Weaubleau, Dora Nance of Collins, Mildred Hopkins of Flemington, Viola McCoy of Humansville, and Virginia Miller of Holden; a nephew whom he raised as a son, Howard Dosier of Raymore; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 25 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, near Collins.

BAKER, Gail Lucretia FINNELL
1907-1994
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gail Lucretia Finnell Baker was born April 9, 1907. in Sedalia. She died at Golden Valley Hospital February 24, 1994. at the age of 86. When she was four-years-old, with her parents and brother, the family moved to Kansas City. She attended the elementary and high school just a few blocks from her home. After spending one year at Union College. she returned home to marry her high school sweetheart. They settled into life in Kansas City and adopted a daughter. Dolores was three-years-old when she came to live with them. She worked at the Ford Motor Company in the employee cafeteria as a cashier and preparing many different types of salads. When the Ford Company moved to a new location she found the same type of employment at the Missouri National Bank. About the same time she moved to her parents' home and took care of both of them until their deaths. In 1968 she moved to Golden City and several years later to Clinton. She enjoyed attending church and always sat in the very back because she felt she was so tall she would block others' view. In the last few years she was confined to her home and when she was feeling well enjoyed the visits of church friends and family. She leaves a son-in-law. Gene McAlexander. and two granddaughters. Rachelle and Jodi of San Diego. California. and a niece, LaVonne Barton of Denver, Co. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 1, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BAKER, Gladys MOORE SIMS
1907-1991
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys Sims Baker, 84, Harmony Gardens, Warrensburg, formerly of Windsor, died Saturday, December 7, 1991 at her home. She was born August 22, 1907 in Guthrie, Ok., the daughter of William G. and Amanda Jane Wallace Moore. On February 8, 1930 she married Herbert C. Sims. He preceded her in death on October 7, 1958. She married James Lesley Baker on October 26, 1984 in Gore, Ok., and he survives. Mrs. Baker worked in the shoe packing department at the International Shoe Co. in Windsor for 30 years before retiring in 1973. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Windsor. Survivors in addition to her husband, of the home, are two sons, Clifford D. Sims, Windsor, and Richard L. Sims, Raytown; a stepson, James Edward Baker, Ridgefield, Conn.; a step-daughter, Shirley Rossiter, Tulsa, Ok.; two sisters, Ellen Tracy, Windsor, and Lucy Crowley, Fort Worth, Texas; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, December 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BAKER, Irvin Leon
1918-1995
Wrights Creek Cemetery, Jackson Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Irvin Leon Baker will be Wednesday, November 15 at the Sharon Baptist Church in Lowry City. Burial will be in the Wright's Creek Cemetery, Lowry City. Mr. Baker died Sunday, November 12, 1995, at his home. Irvin Leon Baker, son of Joseph Dawsie and Nellie Dewey Baker, was born August 13, 1918, at Vallhalla, east of Lowry City. He spent his entire life in the Lowry City area. He was saved in 1953 and was ordained to the ministry and faithfully served as pastor of the Sharon Baptist Church in Lowry City for 34 years. Mr. Baker was a very successful farmer, being very active until his death. He was united in marriage to Ada Mae Wright on December 21, 1938, and to this union six children were born. He was preceded in death by Ada Mae on July 24, 1990, and two children who died in infancy. Mr. Baker was married to Mary Jane Good Young on September 3, 1991, who survives him of the home. He is also survived by his two daughters, Sandra Kay Braithwait and husband Charles, of Lowry City, and Beverly Ann Dull and husband Leon of Lowry City; two sons, Lonnie Baker and wife Marilyn of Overland Park, Kansas, and J. D. Baker and wife Candi of Osceola; a stepdaughter Dena Vest of ElDorado Springs; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

BAKER, Isaac Wesley
1866-1937
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death of Isaac W. Baker - Was Proprietor of the OK Barber Shop on East Side of Square More Than Forty Years - I. W. Baker, prominent resident of Clinton for over 40 years, respected and loved by the public he served, died at his residence on East Jefferson at 2 a.m. Sunday. Mr. Baker, who had been in bed the past five weeks, the victim of an incurable malady, had been home from his business six months lacking six days. Realizing at the last he was facing death he made all final plans, including arrangements for his funeral, and made certain requests, surrendering life with resignation and faith in the Tomorrow. Isaac Wesley Baker was born at Berea, Ky., March 30, 1866, one of nine children of William Jennings Baker and Nancy Coyle Baker, both Kentuckians. During his last illness Mr. Baker gave his grandson two old fifty-cent pieces with the dates 1827 and 1832 on them, the respective years of his father's and mother's births. When a small boy he moved with them to Illinois, then to Cherokee, Kan., and lastly to a farm near Deepwater. Educated in local schools, Mr. Baker began his business career at Deepwater, where he was a barber. July 26, 1893, he and Miss Cora Bertha Lane, a mile east of New Harmony, of a prominent family and large land owners, were united in marriage and they came to Clinton in September, 1896, to establish their home. Following the trade of barber, Mr. bakers began in a modest way steadily increasing his patronage and following until he bought out the Putney Barber Shop interests and continued it under the name of the O.K. Shop. More than 40 years he was located on the east side of the square. Mr. Baker was an active man in his prime and at one time was one of the most active Republican political workers in town. He and C. A. Mitchell attended the National Convention when Taft was nominated for President. He was a man firm in his opinions, quiet and unobtrusive, possessed of worthy and upright principles, well liked and blessed with many friends. He was also a great baseball fan, keeping up with players and games throughout the seasons and even during his illness exhibited interest in the scores of the day made by his favorite teams and their opponents. He was in former years, a creditable golfer and enjoyed fishing on his outing trips. The year of his marriage he joined the Presbyterian church. He was a member of the B.P.O.E., quietly supporting the activities. Two children were given his home, a son, Belmont G. Baker, and one daughter, Mrs. W. T. Kratzer, of Clinton, and the mother of his only grandchild. Billy Tom Kratzer, who survive him. In the fall of 1933 Mrs. baker passed into her long sleep, making the first break in their closely knit family circle. January 30, 1935, Mr. Baker and Mrs. Mary Tschabrun were married, and she, a good and kindly wife, survives him. Besides his children, two sisters, last of his family, are left, Mrs. C. H. Williams of Deepwater and Mrs. W. R. Goff of Barnard, Mo. The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church on Monday. The body was laid to rest in Englewood.

BAKER, Jack S.
1923-2000
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 5 2000 - Jack S. Baker, 76, Leeton, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at his home. He was born on October 21, 1923, in Windsor, the son of Porter W. and Ola (Cooper) Baker. On May 29, 1975, he and Barbara J. Zimmermann were married in Miami, Oklahoma, and she survives of the home. He was chairan and past president of the Bank of Leeton, farmer and cattleman who bred and trained American Saddlebred horses. He was currently on the board of the Bank of Leeton. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Leeton, member and past chairman of Chapter 5 of the United Professional Horseman Association of Missouri and Kansas Chapter. He recently received a nomination from Chapter 5 for the National UPHA Hall of Fame. He was a member and served as vice president of the American Saddlebred Futurity of Missouri, served on the board of directors of the Northern Illinois Horse Association, received many national and states awards for the horses that he trained and showed. He was a member of the Cole Springs Masonic Lodge where he was past master, Leeton Lions Club and American Bankers Association. He is also survived by a son, Charles Clark Baker, Jackson, Michigan; a daughter, Jacklyn Ann Landgrebe, Leeton; tepsons, Michael J. Morgan, Bartlett, Illinois; two stepdaughters, Kelly M. Morgan, Los Angeles, California, and Kerry L. Schmidt, Gainesville, Florida; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and pone step-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Baker, March 8, 1981. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Leeton. Burial and Masonic services will be at the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

BAKER, Jennettia N.
abt 1925-2007
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 2007 - Mrs. Jennettia N. Baker, 81, Clinton, died Sunday, January 14, 2007, at Kindred Hospital, Kansas City. Among survivors are her husband Frank of the home; daughter Sandi Nickell and husband Alan, Avondale; brother Elmer Elliott and wife Lois, Clinton, and Ruby Dempsey, Clinton; stepson Gary Baker, Clinton; grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Thursday, January 18, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

BAKER, Jennifer Dawn
1983-1999
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jennifer Dawn Baker, 15, Appleton City, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City. She is survived by her father, Andrew Baker, Kissimmee, Florida; her mother and stepfather, Rita and Tim Mullen, of the home; four brothers, Justin Baker, Tim Mullen, Joe Mullen and Tony Mullen, all of the home; one sister, Cyrstal Mullen of Appleton City; her maternal grandmother, Bertie Easter, West Plains; her paternal grandmother, Barbara Fuchs of Wisconsin; her step-grandmother, Alma Rockwell, Appleton City, and her step-grandfather, Mark Mullen, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Funeral services were Monday, April 19, at the Appleton City First Baptist Church, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

BAKER, John J.
1811-1899
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor, Henry Co, MO - John J. Baker, better known as "Tennessee" Baker, one of the oldest citizens and pioneers of this section, died Monday night at his home west of town. He was buried Tuesday evening in Laurel Oak Cemetery. Mr. Baker was born in Anderson county, Kentucky, in 1811. Here he grew to manhood and when 20 years old, he married. In 1835 he moved to St. Louis, where he stayed three years, then came west and settled on the large farm just west of this town, now known as the Beedy farm. Here he reared his family of twelve children, eight of whom are still living. They are, Mrs. Mary A. Pulaska, Miss Parallee, Chris, Mrs. John Corman of this community; Mrs. Jake Wright of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Isaiah Swisher of Kansas. In 1856 he began the erection of the large brick house that, before it was burned, was three stories high. This house, in the early days, was the stopping place for stages on their way to Fort Scott and the southwest. Around his farm he also erected stone fences. These will probably remain as evidence of his early enterprise, for several generations. Mr. Baker was a very industrious man, a hard worker, and a hater of any one who would be idle. -- John J. Baker Dead. This week we record the death of one of the oldest citizens of Henry county, Mr. John J. Baker, who was familiarly called Tennessee Baker. Had Mr. Baker lived until the 20th of next month, he would have been 90 years old. He was born in Anderson county, Tennessee, in 1811, and came to Missouri in 1835, residing here since. He died of old age Tuesday morning about three o'clock and at his request he was buried without ceremony in Laurel Oak Cemetery the evening following, beside his wife who died eight years ago. During the last three years of his life he never left his room and since his wife's death he had made his home with his son, John Baker. Eight children survive him, Mrs. Pulaski, John and Chris Baker, Mrs. Isaiah Swisher, Mrs. John Corman, Mrs. Jake Wright, Dan and Paralee Baker. This parent who in his old age and years of feebleness has been their charge, will be sadly missed and those of his friends with whom he has been associated these years past, will recall his memory with regrets that death has stilled his voice forever. Those who knew him best say that he was kind and indulgent in his home and true to his friends everywhere. Peace to his ashes.

BAKER, Juanita Noretta FUSTON KAGARICE
1937-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 2005 - Juanita Noretta Baker, 67, Clinton, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 10 at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. She was born March 21, 1937, in Harrisonville, the daughter of George Wilford and Cordie (Fraley) Fuston. She continued to live in Harrisonville most of her life. She married Walter Kagarice March 21, 1953. She later married Buford Baker December 2, 1974. She was a member of Harrisonville First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters and one grandchild. Survivors include her children, Margaret DeWitt and her husband Damon, Adrian, Walter Kagarice Jr., North Carolina, Christine Banker, Bolivar, DeCora Revell and Gene Kagarice, both of Scottsville, Kentucky; two brothers, George Fuston, Harrisonville, and Clyde Sutton, Stockton; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; many nieces and nephews.

BAKER, Kenneth R.
1959-1993
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenneth R. Baker, 33, East Bodine Street, died Sunday evening, June 6, 1993. He was an auto mechanic at Rays Motors. He is survived by his wife Sharon of the home; three children, Jessica Baker, Bret Hauser and Justin Hauser, all of the home; his parents, Don and Dorothy Baker of Independence; a brother, Richard Baker of Leeton; four sisters, Glenda Ilgenfritz of Leeton, Debra Baker of St. Petersburg, Florida, Teresa Burford of Leeton and Susan Waldspurger of Pinellas Park, Florida. Memorial services will be Wednesday at the Chilhowee Restoration branch Church and graveside services at the Chilhowee Cemetery.

BAKER, Lutie STRICKLAND
n/a-1891
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 7 1891 - Sudden Death of Mrs. Lutie Baker - Mrs. Baker was keeping house for Frank Conard, four miles east of Clinton, where she died suddenly between 10 and 4 Friday, January 23. Mr. Conard left his house about half-past seven, leaving Mrs. Baker, her child, about 3 years old, and his own children - one boy 11 and two girls, 7 and 4 - all well and right, so far as he knew. Then the two oldest children left for school. When they were returning home they met their youngest sister and Mrs. Baker's boy in the road, crying. They said Mrs. Baker was dead and, indeed, they found her lying on the floor. Mr. Conard's boy immediately went for his father, where he was husking corn for H. T. Burris. Mr. Conard found Mrs. Baker lying on the floor, cold but not stiff. The oldest child that was left with her said she staggered and fell dead in the morning. "Mrs. Baker was dead." He replied, "We'll, bury her" and went on. These children were alone until about 4:30. They had not had any dinner, the fire was very low and the doors were all open. The housework had all been done and two flat-irons were on the cookstove. The coroner was immediately sent for and word was sent to her brothers, Messrs. Ed, Lou and Scott Strickland, as well as to friends and neighbors. Mrs. Baker was buried by the side of her father and mother in Bethlehem cemetery. The funeral sermon will be preached soon in the neighborhood of her brothers.

BAKER, Mary Belle PADLEY
1899-1991
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary B. Baker, 92, of the Willow Lane Nursing Home at Butler, formerly of Clinton, died Monday, December 30, 1991 at the home. - Mary B. Baker was born August 30, 1899, in Bates County, the daughter of William H. Padley and Lula A. Evans. She died Monday, December 30, 1991, at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler, at the age of 92. She was raised in Bates County and attended the Brackney School through the eighth grade. During World War II, she worked in Kansas City as a Fred Harvey girl. While raising two young sons, she worked as a private health care nurse in Kansas City - including caring for Governor Docking's mother. She retired in 1965 at which time she moved to Clinton where she lived until she became a resident at Willow Lane Nursing Center in 1985. She loved flowers. Her home was always full of beautiful flowers. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and sewing and the color of blue. She was quite a cook. Her sons say she could cook anything, but that her cakes and pies were best. Sports, yes, she like to fish, but she didn't like football. Having helped raise some of her grandchildren, she was both mother and grandma to them. She loved them all and was always concerned about their clothes, food and especially their education. Because of what she shared with all of her family and friends, she leaves many fond memories. She is survived by two sons, Wendell of Clinton and Paul and wife, Edith, of Clinton; one son-in-law, Clifford Cummings of Butler; one brother, Everett Padley of Overland Park, Kansas; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Betty L. Baker; one sister, Leona Gaugh; one great-granddaughter, Janet Cummings, and one daughter, Francile Cummings. Funeral services were held Friday, January 3, 1992 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler.

BAKER, Mary Catherine RAPP HILBERT
1933-2009
Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 19 2009 - Mary Catherine Hilbert:Baker, 75, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at McCrites Retirement Community after battling cancer. She was born on Sept. 24, 1933, to Rudolph and Helen Rapp in Clinton. Catherine worked in Kansas City for the Business Men's Insurance Corporation until 1955 when she met and married Glenn D. Hilbert on Nov. 14, 1954. They lived in Tecumseh, Kansas. Catherine managed Glenn D. Hilbert Construction Company while working for the law firm of Eidson, Lewis, Porter and Haynes from 1956-1976. She was working from 1976-1983 for the Board of Tax Appeals when her husband died unexpectedly in 1983. In 1985, Catherine met Donald Baker whom she married on Jan. 9, 2002, in Mesa, Arizona. During her retirement, she enjoyed the dry Arizona climate, entertaining friends from across the country and Canada, playing water volleyball and making crafts. She was known as The Scrubber Lady" for which she sold thousands of net scrubbers. However, the highlight of her retirement was meeting Bob Barker in 1993 as a contestant on "The Price Is Right" and winning a van. Catherine is survived by her husband, Donald Baker; a son, Michael D. Hilbert and his wife, Carolyn; grandchildren, Dr. Michael M. Hilbert, Erin Leesman and her husband, Phil, John Thompson and James Thompson; great-grandchildren, Davis and Dominic; a daughter, Becky Burghart and her husband, Mark; grandchildren, Mark, Kyle and Hayley; two stepsons, Alan Baker and his wife, Melody, and grandchildren, Andrew and Evan, and Marc Baker and his wife, Marjorie, and grandchildren, Grant, Kyle and Erin; a brother, Henry Rapp and two sisters, Virginia Blayney and her husband, Kenneth, Betty Taylor and her husband, James. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn D. Hilbert; her parents and a sister, Carolyn Rapp. Funeral services were Saturday, May 16, at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home. Burial was at Topeka Cemetery.

BAKER, Max L.
1928-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 19 2008 - Max Baker, 79, Windsor, died Monday, March 17, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vance and Tessie (Long) Baker, and five siblings. He is survived by his wife Joan, six children and 11 grandchildren. Cremation. Private family services are to be held at a later date.

BAKER, Morris L. "Jack"
1938-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 20 2006 - Morris L. "Jack" Baker, 68, Pace, Florida, died Friday, April 7, 2006. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Pensacola and was an avid ham radio operator. He is survived by his wife Louise Baker, Pace; one daughter Michelle Baker; three sons, Dani Paul (Jeanette) Baker of Smithville, William Shane (Tracey) Baker of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Patrick Scott Baker of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two sisters, Dorothy Ridge of Warrensburg and Doris Hill of Boston, Massachusetts; six grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Baker were Tuesday, April 11, at the Lewis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memory Park Cemetery.

BAKER, Paul William
abt 1953-2003
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2003 - Paul William Baker, 50, Peoria, Illinois, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, Illinois. Graveside services will be Saturday, April 19, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was a 1971 graduate of Clinton High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a field service technician for the City of Peoria, Illinois. He is survived by his mother, Nora Edith Baker of Clinton, and his father, Paul W. Baker, and one sister, Eileen Baker Staples and her husband Gary, all of East Lynne, Connecticut.

BAKER, Paul William Sr.
1930-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2009 - Paul William Baker, Sr., son of Mary Belle Padley Baker, was born June 21, 1930, in Kansas City. His early years were spent on the farm of his loving grandfather and grandmother, near Butler, where he attended grade school. During this time he enjoyed the company of his brother Wendell; his sister Francile and a number of cousins. Paul attended high school in Butler and graduated in 1948. In his youth, Paul had part-time jobs at the local golf course and at the regional airport, where he developed a lifelong love for airplanes and flying. Paul wasn't content just to fly, but learned to do tricks with small airplanes. He often recalled the time he flew in very low over a local farmer's barn and was greeted upon landing by the same farmer, who was definitely not pleased by the incident. In 1950, Paul married Nora Edith Stewart and three children were born to their 42-year union: Paul William Jr., John Edward and Anita Eileen. Paul trained himself in telegraphy and worked for the Katy Railroad in Boonville prior to enlisting in the Air Force in 1951. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and served as a radio man and photographer until his discharge in 1955. His Air Force service was a source of great pride for Paul. After his honorable discharge, he returned to the Katy Railroad. Paul moved his family to Clinton in 1959 near his brother Wendell. He used his natural gift in electronics to start his own radio and television repair business in 1959. His was a successful business, but he chose to accept an opportunity in 1964 to join United Telephone Company to provide more stability for his family. During his time with United, he became a supervisor and later joined the engineering group when United merged with Sprint. His technical abilities served him well throughout his career. Upon his retirement from Sprint in 1985, Paul joined another technical firm, Hicks and Ragland Engineering, as an inspector. For several years he traveled extensively in the Midwestern states, supervising the construction of cellular communications towers, but his home was always in the Clinton area. Paul and his brother Wendell, were very close and often worked together when one or the other had a project to complete. Both brothers were mechanically gifted and could build or repair most anything, between the two of them. Paul often recalled how his older brother had always been there to help him - especially during those challenging school years. Paul left Hicks and Ragland Engineering to pursue his hobbies of antique care restoration and flint knapping (making arrowheads using authentic methods). He worked hard on his pride and joy - a 1928 Model A coupe and made hundreds of arrowheads, scrapers and knives. He was invited to demonstrate his skills at local Native American gatherings and especially enjoyed showing his work to the children who attended. In 2002 Paul moved to Connecticut to be near his daughter and her family. His granddaughter Lauren, was the light of his life in his later years and he was always very proud of her. Paul remained in Connecticut until his passing on March 15, 2009. Paul was preceded in death by his grandparents, mother, sister and two sons. Paul is survived and greatly missed by his daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Gary Staples of East Lyme, Connecticut; his granddaughter, Lauren, also of Connecticut; his brother Wendell, Clinton, and six nephews, Wayman, Wesley, Gary and Larry Baker and Everett and Bodie Cummings. An Air Force Honor Guard service and interment was held at Clinton Memory Gardens on March 21.

BAKER, Steve R. Jr. "Skip"
1966-2004
Belton Cemetery, Belton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 9 2004 - Steve (Skip) R. Baker Jr., 38, Belton, died Sunday, November 7, 2004, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 11, at Cullen Funeral Home with burial in Belton Cemetery. He graduated from Raytown High School in 1984 and was employed with MoDOT for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his sister Brenda Lucas. He is survived by his wife of 16 years Shelly; parents Steve and Melva of Lowry City; mother and father-in-law Linda and Roger Emmons; sister-in-law Stephanie Emmons; nieces Brec, Kasey, Elise, Nevaeh; nephews Aaron and Noah, and his grandmother Gertrude Sylvester.

BAKER, Susan Frances WHARTON
1849-1923
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - As the early hours of Easter dawned the spirit of Mrs. Susan Baker, who lived on West Grand River street, left the earthly body to dwell in the Home Above, she breathing her last at 3 a.m. Sunday. This good mother had been in failing health for about a year and a half, from the infirmities of age and complications, and had been bedfast since last October. Some time ago a daughter Mrs. Ed Malnory of Kansas City, came and lovingly ministered to her wants; then about seven weeks ago, another daughter, Mrs. Ed Stephenson of Galesburg, Illinois, came to be at the bedside of her mother and to make her last days as comfortable as possible. She was given the most tender and loving care by this devoted daughter, who never thought of self, but remained by her mother through every day and night. A daughter-in-law Mrs. George Baker of Toledo, Ohio, also came and assisted in the nursing two weeks, a short time ago. Deceased's maiden name was Susan Frances Wharton and she was born at Glasgow, Mo. She was 74 years old the last day of January. She had been a resident of Clinton for many years and was loved and respected by a wide circle of friends. She had been a member of the First M. E. church since a small girl, and was a faithful Christian woman, having a good word for everyone and was always ready to help and sympathize with those in need. On November 21, 1876, she was united in marriage with J. N. Baker in Clinton. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1920. Four children survive: Mrs. Ed Stephenson, Galesburg, Illinois; Mrs. E. J. Dillon, St. Louis; Mrs. Ed Malnory, Kansas City, and George E. Baker, of Toledo, Ohio. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Agnes Murdock of Clinton; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One grandchild, Mrs. Clara Redding of Clinton, was reared by her grandmother from a tiny girl and she loved her as her own child. She was also devoted to a grandson, William Stephenson, who remained to be with his grandmother and care for her in her declining years, when his parents moved to Illinois. At times she would prefer that he do things for her and asked that he be awakened to turn her in bed only an hour or so before she died. The bereaved ones have the deepest sympathy of all in this dark hour. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday, and the body was tenderly laid in its last resting place in Englewood. All the children were present at the funeral.

BAKER, Warren E.
1928-1987
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Warren E. Baker, 59, died Friday, July 10, 1987 at the Wheat Ridge, Colorado Lutheran Hospital. He lived at 522 South Carter Street. He was born in Brownington, Missouri, son of Warren H. and Clara Dawson Baker. He is survived by two brothers, Frank Baker of Clinton and Harry Baker of Arvada, Colorado; two sisters, Anna Merrifield of Denver and Florence Dillon of Denver. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Sickman-Dunning funeral home, with burial in Brownington.

BAKER, Wendell Lawrence
1923-2017
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Wendell Lawrence Baker, age 93, of Clinton, MO, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City, MO. Graveside & Military services will be Sunday, May 21 at Vansant Road Cemetery (formerly Memory Gardens), Clinton, with a Memorial Service following at Trinity Lutheran Church, East Hwy. 7, Clinton. Wendell was born in 1923 to Paul and Mary (Padley) Baker in Butler, Mo. He graduated from Butler High School in 1941. He was a MKT (Katy) Railroad Station Agent for 11 years until 1960. He then worked in Facilities Maintenance for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years. He was married to Betty Williamson who preceded him in death in 1966. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII. Wendell loved gardening and maintained many gardens in the area with his tractors. He had many hobbies, one of which was flying the Stearman PT-19 when he was younger. He had a private pilot license at the time. One of his longer projects was supervising the construction of his home. He also built his barn/storage buildings and restored his three antique tractors and built a fishing boat. He enjoyed working on projects with his brother Paul. He also loved to dance and travel with his beloved companion, Nancy Richeson. The care and devotion provided by Nancy was greatly appreciated by his family. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Wendell was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Betty; brother, Paul Baker; and sister, Francile Cummings. Wendell is survived by his family as follows: sons, Wayman (Janette) Baker of Stuarts Draft, VA, Wesley (Judy) Baker of Tonganoxie, KS, Gary Baker of Centennial, CO and Larry Baker of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Adam Baker, Andrew Baker, Christopher (Ashley) Baker and Ryan Baker; great grandchild, Corbin Baker; nephew, Everett Cummings; and niece, Eileen (Gary) Staples. Wendell is also survived by his beloved companion, Nancy Richeson and her family as follows: son Steven (Kim) Richeson of Deepwater, MO; daughters, Teresa (Dan) Clarizio of Topeka, KS and Renee (Dan) Reilly of Columbia, MO; grandchildren Michael Clarizio, Olivia Reilly, Madeline Reilly, Clinton (Destiny) Richeson, Aaron Richeson and Marcella Clason; great grandchildren Ember Waggoner, Journey Richeson and River Richeson.

BALDELLI, Elliott Ray
2016-2016
Elliott Ray Baldelli, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Elliott is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Elliott Miller, one uncle, Justin Ray Short, and a great-uncle, Gary Ray Short. Among survivors are his parents Robert Lee and Sarah Ann (Short) Baldelli, along with numerous other family members.

BALDOCK, Margaret RICHARD
1854-1930
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Richard Baldock passed away early Saturday morning, March 15th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Stone, near Shawnee Mound. She had been in failing health for the past few years, and became worse about 1 a.m. Thursday morning previous to her death, which resulted from neuritis that went to her heart. Mrs. Stone had been sleeping with her mother, but she was feeling much better Friday night and insisted that her daughter sleep in her own bed, as she thought both would rest better, promising to call her if she got to feeling worse. A few minutes before six Saturday morning Mrs. Stone stepped inside her mother's room and asked her how she was feeling; when she did not answer she spoke to her a little louder, but received no reply. Then she turned on the light and found that her mother's spirit had passed into eternity. Dr. Hampton was called, who said she probably died about 4 a.m. Deceased was born near Humansville, and was 76 years old the 12th of this March. Her maiden name was Margaret Richard. She was united in marriage with Richard Baldock, Feb. 15, 1874 at Humansville. They lived on a farm near there for several years, coming to Clinton many years ago. Her husband preceded her in death 11 years ago Nov. 8th. She is survived by the one daughter, and two sons, Albert and Harry Baldock, both of Clinton. She also leaves one brother J. W. Richard of Pittsburg, Mo., who with his son-in-law and his grandson, came to the funeral. Her nephew Burl Meador of Bartlesville, Okla., also came. She also leaves a half brother and two half sisters, whose present address is not known. Mrs. Baldock was a member of the Christian church, and was a good Christian woman; a kind mother, ever anxious for the welfare of her children, and always setting an example of right living before them. She had made her home for a number of years, with her daughter, who had given her most devoted care. She had many friends, both in Clinton and the Shawnee Mound neighborhood, who extend sympathy to the bereaved children. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday and the body was buried beside the graves of her husband and granddaughter, Margaret Stone Des Combes, in Englewood cemetery.

BALDRIDGE, Arthur J.
1904-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arthur J. Baldridge, 87, 192 Third Ave., Marion, Iowa, died Wednesday morning, November 6, 1991, in St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness. Services were held Friday, November 8, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Marie, and two daughters, Mary Jane Beachel and Thelma Arnold, both of Marion; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and his son-in-law, Donald Arnold of Marion. He was preceded in death by a son, Earl Baldridge, and a daughter, Barbara Jean Hayes. He was born September 13, 1904, in Lehigh. On June 15, 1935, he was married to Mettie Marie Edwards, daughter of Jake and Julia Edwards, at the Baptist Church in Warsaw. He was a lineman for the Linn County Rural Electric Corp. for 25 years, retiring in 1969. He was an Army veteran.

BALDUS, Mary I. LETT
1923-2009
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 2009 - Mary I. Baldus, 86, Clinton, died Wednesday, September 14, 2009, at the Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Mary was born April 17, 1923, in Red Oak, Iowa, the daughter of Alvin and Susan (Akers) Lett. She was employed by Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence before working for both Schreiber Foods and Rival Corporation in Clinton. She was a member of the VFW Post 8101 in Buckner, the Eastern Star and the VFW Post 1894 in Clinton. Mary loved to fish, play Bingo, cards and games and bowled on leagues in Clinton and Kansas City. Her friends and family say she "lived life to the fullest". She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Mary is survived by two daughters, Linda Pottberg and her husband Robert, Independence, and Patsy McCulloch and her husband Patrick, Oak Grove; two sisters, Vera Burns of Levasy and Violet Busby of Springfield; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, two brothers and her grandson, Bryan Pottberg, a fireman who died in the line of duty. There will be a private family service.

BALDWIN, Earl W.
1905-1998
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Earl W. Baldwin, 93, Warrensburg, died Sunday,m October 25, 1998, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center. He was born August 14, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of Willis S. Baldwin and Ella Cahill Baldwin. On October 6, 1934, he and Lucille Sartin were married in Warrensburg. She survives of the home. Mr. Baldwin served in the U. S. Navy in the 1920s for four years and worked as a farmer until the late 1960s when he became an insurance agent for Concordia Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. He worked there until his retirement in January 1978. He was a member of the Valley City Christian Church until it closed. He then became a member of the First Christian Church of Warrensburg, where he served as a deacon and elder. He was a member and former president of the Farm bureau and was a member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Joyce Doyle, Newport News, Virginia, and Debbie Winders, Muncie, Indiana; two brothers, Howard Baldwin of Los Angeles, California; two sisters, Ruth Kimzey of Clinton and Mabel Baldwin, Warrensburg, and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter Helen Evans on February 24, 1987; one brother, Glenn Baldwin on October 7, 1973, and one sister Bernice Matthews on March 1, 1994. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 28, at the First Christian Church of Warrensburg. Burial was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

BALDWIN, Ella L. BALLS HALL
1878-1959
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Baldwin Rites Here Wednesday - Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Ella Baldwin at 2:00 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church with burial in the Antioch Cemetery Sickman and Duning Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Baldwin died at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning at the General Hospital. Mrs. Baldwin was the mother of Kenneth Hall of Clinton.

BALDWIN, Jerry Lee
1949-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 2010 - Jerry Lee Baldwin, 61, Clinton, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at his home. He was born on July 25, 1949, 1 in Fayette. He was the son of Bob and Pauline Hartle. Jerry was an Army Veteran who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He liked to fish, belonged to the Southern Cruisers Motorcycle Club and loved to travel with his wife, Bea. He contracted Hepatitis C in 2007 and while fighting his battle to recover from that he never missed one day of work. Bea was especially proud of him for that and how he became a substance abuse counselor after his own recovery many years ago allowing him to know first hand how to help others. Jerry is survived by his son, Jeremiah Baldwin of Ft. Worth, Texas; two daughters, Jennifer Lutjen and her husband, Kevin, Stover, and Jana Baldwin of New Iberia, Louisiana; three brothers, Ben Livingston and his wife, Wendy, Independence, Bob Glenn and his wife, Shirley, Wakarusa, Indiana, and John Glenn of El Dorado Springs; one sister, Shirley Thayer of Columbia and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bill Glenn and Mike Baldwin, and his sister, Pat Glenn. Services are Saturday, October 16, in the chapel of the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. A full Military Honors Ceremony will follow at the funeral home.

BALDWIN, Mrs. J. F.
n/a-1891
Clinton Eye, Apr 4 1891 - Died, after a short illness, in this city, Friday, March 27, 1891, Mrs. J. F. Baldwin.

BALES, Emma LAND
d: 1885
Deer Creek Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Advocate, Clinton MO, Thursday, Mar 26 1885 - Lewis Items -- Mrs. Emma Bailes was buried at Deer Creek cemetery, Thursday of last week. Death resulted from heart troubles in connection with typhoid fever. She leaves her husband with 3 small children.

BALL, Howard Eugene
1918-1937
Clinton MO - A head-on collision at 11:40 p.m. Saturday on Highway 35, 1 1/2 miles east of Clinton, resulted in the untimely death of Eugene Ball, Clinton High School senior, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Ball. Gene, as he was popularly known, was returning to Clinton after taking Miss Wanda Lee Richarson to her home a short distance east from the place of the accident. He was driving a model T Ford coupe which crashed with a Plymouth Sedan driven by Alfred Cecil Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cecil of near Roseland, at the west approach of the bridge east of Englewood cemetery. Eugene Ball, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Ball, was born January 27, 1918, at St. Joseph, Missouri. As Eugene is six feet two inches in height and weighs one hundred ninety pounds, he is the largest boy in he graduating class. He acquired his elementary education at the Bliss School in St. Joseph and at Mound City. Before moving to Clinton Eugene attended high school at the Bliss Junior High School at St. Joseph, Central High at Kansas City, and Shawnee Mission High at Meriam, Kansas. Eugene attends the Baptist church regularly. He is secretary-treasurer of the Science club. He has an interesting hobby of collecting match facsimiles and stamps. Before moving to Clinton, Eugene took a course in high school journalism, which has helped him in his extensive sport writing for the Cardinal. Gene works at his father's service station when out of school, and when not busy his favorite recreations are hunting, fishing and playing checkers. Eugene is undecided about attending college. Funeral services were Tuesday morning at the First Baptist Church. At noon the body was taken to King City for burial.

BALL, James Russel
1923-2003
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 20 2003 - James Russel Ball, 79, Osceola, a retired farmer, died Thursday, January 16, 2003, at the Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services were Monday, January 20, in the Lowry City Church of God Holiness, Lowry City. Burial was in Yeater Cemetery.

BALL, Margaret Zepha RAINS HOAGLAND
1910-1996
Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark, Christian Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret Zepha Ball was born July 3, 1910, in Henry County near Clinton, to Ora Belle Chastain and James Ora Rains. She died May 5, 1996, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola at the age of 85 years, five months and two days. At an early age her parents moved to Schell City where Zepha attended public school through the tenth grade. In 1927 she married George Hoagland. They lived in Colorado Springs, Col., where she worked at a tuberculosis hospital. They moved back to St. Clair County and in 1951 George preceded her in death. Zepha then worked in Sunderwirth's grocery store. In 1959 she married Ord H. "Doc" Ball. They moved to Springfield where he was a city bus driver. Zepha managed several rental apartments on Elm Street. In later years they moved near Springfield Lake in Ozark. Zepha accepted the Lord as her Savior and was a faithful member of Hopedale Baptist church. She taught a Sunday school class and enjoyed crafts and was very talented at making beautiful things. Even though she didn't have children, she loved and enjoyed them, especially her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and quilting. She also loved to give these articles of love to each one in the family. Her friends were a special delight, and she was a good neighbor. Ord preceded Zepha in death in 1990 and shortly after she moved to Osceola. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother Jim. She attended the First Assembly of God in Osceola as long as her health permitted. As her health began to fail, she made her home with her sister Zeda Sunderwirth, who lovingly cared for her. (Zeda was in St. Luke's Hospital after having to have a third pacemaker and was unable to attend the memorial service.) Zepha is survived by one brother Victor Wyatt "Buster" Rains of Duncan, Ok.; a cousin, Jean Zeller of Osceola; nieces, Gail Ingle of Osceola and Patty Rapp of Rockville; nephews Richard Sunderwirth of Osceola, Jim Sunderwirth of Port St. Lucie, Fl., Rusty Rains of Branson, Jerry Rains of Tulsa, Ok., and Billy Rains of Morrisville; great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 7, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark.

BALLARD, Alva E.
1908-1993
Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alva E. Ballard, 85, Lowry City, died early Wednesday morning, May 5, 1993 at Sac-Osage Hospital. Services will be Saturday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola; graveside services at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City. Mr. Ballard was born near Lowry City and lived in Independence before moving to Lowry City in 1988. He worked at the General Motors Fairfax assembly plant, retiring in 1968. Survivors include a son, David Ballard Jr., Deepwater; a stepdaughter Karen Ballard; three brothers, Arthur Ballard, Lowry City, Riley Ballard, Platte City, and Glen Ballard, Clinton; three sisters, Eva Murphy, Osceola, Emma Ohm, West Plains, and Ruby Prier, Odessa; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

BALLARD, Arthur A.
1904-1994
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arthur A. Ballard, 89, Osceola, died Tuesday morning, May 3, 1994, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was born in Lowry City. He was a retired farmer. Most of his life was spent on the family farm. He was a Baptist. He is survived by two brothers, Glen Ballard of Clinton and William Riley Ballard of Platte City; three sisters, Eva Murphy of Osceola, Ruby Prier of Odessa, and Emma Ohm of Gainesville. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 7, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Landaker Cemetery.

BALLARD, Billy Ray
1928-2012
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2012 - Billy Ray Ballard was born on June 18, 1928, and died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton, at the age of 83. He was the only child of Glen and Myrtle (Eversole) Ballard They each have preceded him in death. Bill was born in Iconium. At the age of six months, due to a house fire, the family moved to Montrose. At the age of 7, he met his lifelong friend, Walter Johnson. They did a lot of hunting and fishing together in their lives and they always got their limits. Bill attended Montrose High School and played basketball for them. He worked while attending school for different people in the Montrose area. After high school, Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army. He did his whole tour of duty at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, as a cook. On May 11, 1952, Bill married Ruth Jeanette Spackler in Clinton at the Methodist Church. To this union, three children were born, Marguerite (Susie) Ballard, Richard (Rickey) Ballard and Jayne (Ballard) Duncan. He worked for Herrman Lumber Company after he got home from the service. Then in 1964, he went to work for Clearfield Cheese Company where he drove a 10-wheeler and eventually drove a big rig. He traveled a million miles without a chargeable accident. If he saw someone broke down on the highway, he would stop and help them if he could and if he couldn't, he would radio for help on his CB. Due to his health, he eventually had to stop driving, but did jockey the trailers from the garage to the plant and back. Then he was offered the job of the north dock evening supervisor by Ken Johnston. Bill always had a good word to say about Ken. Bill retired from Schreiber's, but kept in contact with some of the guys from his crew. They are Kelly Anspaugh, Willie Lawler and Lloyd Gordon. He also remained friends with fellow drivers, Bob Himes, Charles Berry and Jack Shelby. Bill and Ruth had a love of children. Ruth babysat for many families who both parents had to work. Mere were two of those children who became part of the family. They were John Paul Beeves, who was like a grandson to Bill, and Jennifer Jean Shoaf, who was like a granddaughter to them. John Paul use to say no matter what you did with Bill, either hunting or fishing, you always came back with something. On December 3, 1988, Bill and Ruth did get their grandchild, Crissy Rae Duncan. She was the pride and joy of both of them. Dad helped raise Chrissy and taught her to do things like color in the lines, cast a fishing pole and how to make gravy. He would take her to school and pick her up. He encouraged her to be all that she could be. He attended the plays she was in, music concerts and ball games. One of the things that Bill was known for was always being on time or early. If he said he would be there at a certain time, he was there 15 minutes early. It is a trait that he instilled in his children. Bill was the rock and the glue that held his family together. He took care of his granddaughter and wife while she was ill and was by her side after 45 years of marriage when she passed on. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; adopted grandson, John Paul, and his best friend, Walter. He leaves behind his children, Susie, Rickey and Jayne; his special friend, Virginia Carter, and a host of friends and family. To sum up Bill, a friend stated, "Just four words about Bill He was the best." Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 22, 2 p.m., at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

BALLARD, Cleve Green
1922-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cleve Green Ballard, son of the late George and Ruth Ballard, was born in St. Clair County on the 27th. day of December, 1922, and departed this life on the 30th day of April, 1994, at Research Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 71 years. Cleve entered CC Camp for 1 1/2 years, then entered the Army in January of 1943. He received Honorable Discharge in December, 1945. Serving our country in Africa and Italy, he was awarded two bronze stars and a good conduct medal. He was a longtime member of the American Legion in Clinton, where he resided. Cleve married Bernice Wilson on the 15th day of July, 1946, and through the memorable years they gave life to three children, Sheila, Jimmy. and Sharon; six grandchildren, Robbie, Michael and Janae Vallentine, Kimberly and Joey Smith, and Tammy Ballard; two great-grandsons. Cody Kyle Knight and Logan Wade Ballard. Cleve was preceded in death by his father, George Ballard; his mother, Ruth Ballard; a brother, Ervin Ballard; and a sister, Agnes James. He is survived by one brother. Vincel Ballard of Independence; one sister, Nadine Geyer of Sapulpa, Ok.; and his wife: Bernice Ballard of Clinton. Cleve retired from Clinton Ford Tractor in 1985 where he worked as a mechanic for many years. He was a hardworking man and provided well for his family. His family always came first, but he was always willing to help anyone in need. Cleve lived a good. meaningful life and he accepted Christ in his heart. He loved to fish, hunt, and visit with friends and family. He was a tender and kindhearted man and as sure as we all know him. he will never be forgotten. Graveside services were held at the Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery on Tuesday, May 3. 1994.

BALLARD, Dawn Michelle SELL
1973-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 21 2009 - Dawn Michelle Ballard was born Dec. 31, 1973, in Independence. She was the daughter of Dal Mitchell and Donna Faye (Smith) Sell. Dawn died on March 22, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 35 years. Dawn worked as a waitress at Boss Cafe, Clinton. She is survived by her parents, Dal and Donna Sell; one son, Preston Ballard; one daughter, Makenzie Murphy; special friend, Randy Murphy, all of Clinton; brother Mitchell Sell of Archie; sister, Marsha Earley of Lee's Summit, and grandmother to Makenzie, Betty Murphy of Adrian. Funeral services were held at Vansant Mills Chapel Wednesday, On March 25. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BALLARD, Jessie V. OSBORN
1911-1997
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jessie V. Ballard, 86, Lowry City, died Monday, December 22, 1997, at Woodrine Health Care Center, Gladstone. She is survived by two sons, Auburn F. Ballard Jr. of Decatur, Texas, and T. J. Ballard of Kansas City; one brother Harry Osborn of Lowry City; two sisters, Ethel Earheart of Pleasant Hill and Dorothy Wright of Standbury; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 27, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

BALLARD, L. Glen
1906-1996
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - L. Glen Ballard, son of Robert and Clara (Mayer) Ballard, was born June 13, 1906, in St. Clair County and died November 3, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 90 years. Glen was married to Myrtle B. Eversole and to this union one son was born. Glen was a farmer. Glen is survived by his wife, Myrtle of the home; one son, Billy Ballard and wife, Ruth, of Clinton; three grandchildren, Susie Ballard, Rickey Ballard and Jayne Duncan, and one great-granddaughter, Chrissy Duncan, as well as three sisters, Eva Murphy, Osceola, Ruby Pryor, Odessa, and Emma Ohm, Gainesville. Graveside services were held at the Drakes Chapel Cemetery on Wednesday, November 6. Burial was in the Drakes Chapel Cemetery.

BALLARD, Lena L.
abt 1919-2004
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 24 2004 - Mrs. Lena L. Ballard, 85, Lowry City, died Monday, August 23, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare Center. Mrs. Ballard was born in Lowry City and was a longtime area resident. Immediate survivors are cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 26 at the Landaker Cemetery, near Lowry City.

BALLARD, Louisa J. TERRILL
1841-1929
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Louisa J. Terrill was born May 2, 1841 in Marion county, Mo., and died at her home 11 miles southeast of Clinton, February 9, 1929, being 87 years, 9 months and 7 days of age. On March 12, 1861, she was married to J. W. Ballard, who passed on before her January 18, 1908. To this union ten children were given, one dying in infancy. Those living are Mrs. Ida Brooks, Holden, Mo.; J. T. Ballard, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. W. N. Evans, Clinton; E. L. Ballard, McMinnville, Ore.; Mrs. Bessie Simmons, Clinton; Mrs. Blanche Evans, Baird, wash.; Misses Dora and Lillian, at home. She leaves 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was converted when young and in 1866, shortly after its reorganization after the Civil war, she united with the Bethlehem church, and for 63 years she had labored for her master as a member of this church, rearing her sons and daughters in the light of the Masters' Word, implanting in them a love and reverence for the Great Book and its teaching, which now in these hours without mother shall become their hope and their comfort. Altho, for the last several years, she had become a semi-invalid, seldom leaving her home, she never lost her love for, nor her interest in her church. Thru her beloved daughters, she kept in intimate touch with its needs and interests, never forgetting nor neglecting that it needed her prayers and her material support and always remembering the Orphan's Home on her birthday. She was a quiet, gracious, unassuming woman, whose influence for good can never be measured and her "works do follow" her. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Bethlehem.

BALLARD, Marshall B.
1929-1993
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marshall B. Ballard, 63, Holden, died Sunday, August 15, 1993 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born November 30, 1929 in Kingsville, the son of Fred Amos and Dorothy (Lilleston) Ballard. He had lived in the Holden and Kingsville areas all of his life. He married Patricia Ann Warren September 2, 1951 in Holden. She preceded him in death Oct. 29, 1984. On March 15, 1987 he married Imogene (Neill) Higgins in Holden. Mr. Ballard was a machinist for Stahl Specialty Company in Kingsville from 1955 until retiring in January of 1993. He was an Army veteran of the Korean war and had been awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Holden. He is survived by his wife, Imogene Ballard, of the home; two sons, Wray Ballard, Arlington, Va., and Ronnie Ballard, Holden; one stepson Rev. Dennis Higgins, Jacksonville, Il.; three stepdaughters, Vicki McMillen, New London, Mo., Nancy Cook, Grand Prairie, Tx., and Debbie Robledo, Holden; his mother Dorothy Ballard, Holden; two brothers, Ernest Ballard, Lone Jack, and Virgil Ballard, Holden; two sisters, Opal Wiseman, Holden, and Neva Carol Hobbs, Holden; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

BALLARD, Myrtle B. EVERSOLE
1907-1999
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Thurs, Jan 27 2000 - Myrtle B. Ballard was born July 16, 1907, and died December 22, 1999, at the age of 92 years and five months. She was a daughter of James and Cora Tucker Eversole. On September 26, 1927, she was united in marriage to Glen Ballard and to this union one son was born, Bill Ballard. Myrtle had three grandchildren, Susie, Rickey and Jayne. She had one great-grandchild, Chrissy Duncan. She lived most of her life in both St. Clair County and Henry County. The last few years were spent in the Drake's Chapel Church area. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Cora; four sisters, Anne, Lula, Lena and a baby sister; two brothers, Willis and Daryl; her husband, Glen, and daughter-in-law, Ruth. She leaves behind a son, Bill; three grandchildren, Susie, Rickey and Jayne; one great-grandchild, Chrissy Duncan; many friends and other relatives.

BALLARD, Ruth J. SPACKLER
1931-1997
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth J. Ballard was born October 30, 1931, in Clinton, and died May 14, 1997, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, at the age of 65 years, six months and 17 days. She was the daughter of Walter D. and Lucille Montgomery Spackler, the youngest of five children. Ruth married Bill Ballard on May 11, 1952.,and to this union three children were born, Susie, Rickey and Jayne. She also has one granddaughter, Christine Raye who she was very proud of. Ruth was a member of the Clinton Chapter 73, Order of the Eastern Star where she was Worthy Matron two times. She also was Mother Advisor of the Rainbow for Girls and was honored by being installed in the Grand Cross of Color for her work in Rainbow. Recently she was made a 50-year member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. She also was a past member of the Jr. Progressive Club. Ruth had a strong love for children. She has helped raise numerous children so their parents could work. She also allowed several of her daughters' friends to live with them while they were having difficult times in their lives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her aunt Dorothy Montgomery; one brother and one sister. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Billy R. Ballard, of the home; one son, Rickey Ballard; two daughters, Susie Ballard and Jayne Duncan and one daughter, Chrissy Duncan, all of Clinton; two brothers, Kenneth Spackler of Montrose and Richard D. Spackler of Kansas City, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a number of "adopted children" which she helped raise. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton. Burial was at Clinton Memory Gardens in Clinton, under the direction of the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.

BALLARD, Vincel A.
1920-2005
Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 19 2005 - Vincel A. Ballard, 85, Independence, died Friday, September 16, 2005, at Cedar Valley Health Center. Funeral service will be September 20, at Carson-Speaks Chapel, Independence. Private burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Ballard was born on August 15, 1920, to Georgie and Ruth Ballard in Lowry City. He had been a dairy farmer and construction worker most of his life. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Clinton VFW. He was preceded in death by a son David in 1989. He is survived by his wife Laretha J. Ballard; three children, Cheryl Furnell, Gary Ballard and Lisa Ballard; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 11 nieces and nephews.

BALLARD, Wilma Bernice WILSON
1930-1995
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilma Bernice Ballard, daughter of Ola Lee and Nellie Ethel (Holmes) Wilson, was born August 31, 1930, in Clinton and died at her home in Clinton June 8, 1995, at the age of 64. Mrs. Ballard was a lifelong resident of Clinton. She worked for the Clearfield Cheese Company for 32 years before she retired in 1987. She was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton. She is survived by one son, Jimmy Ballard, Clinton; two daughters, Sheila Young and Sharon Cagle, both of Clinton; two brothers, David Wilson and Woodrow Wilson, Clinton; two sisters, Mary Jo Moore, Holton, Kansas, and Judy Tate, Buckner, as well as seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Tuesday, June 13. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BALLEW, Earl Leroy
1942-2014
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 7 2014 - Earl Leroy Ballew, 72, Clinton, slipped peacefully away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, with family by his side. Earl was born on March 14, 1942, to Doris and Earl J. Ballew of Marshall. Earl served his country proudly in the Navy before returning to Missouri to work for the Missouri State Park System at VanMeter State Park and later as the director of Wappapello State Park. He also worked for the Raytown Park Department as the lead maintenance for many years which led to a job offer to work at the Kansas City Veterans Administration until his retirement. Upon retirement, he moved to Clinton and began working for the city of Clinton in the Maintenance Department and the Clinton Community Center for something to do. Earl loved the outdoors, cruising and travel. He and his wife, Shirley, nearly completed their "bucket list" before his illness limited him. He was a quiet man until you got to know him. He enjoyed the many people he met. He will be remembered always for rarely going anywhere without his trusty blue coffee cup for the past 20 years. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Shirley R. Ballew; sisters-in-law, Karen (Jim) Earle, Sharon Kelly, Cheryl Kelly, Francis Frick, and Mary Ann Kelly, and a brother-in-law, Servert (Marilyn) Andersen; many nieces and nephews and his dog, Petey. He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah, and an infant son, Kenneth. In honoring his wishes, there will be no services or memorials, he only wishes everyone will remember the good times and live a life of no regrets.

BALLEW, Edith Irene SHACKELFORD
1913-1996
Liberty Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edith Irene Shackelford Ballew was born September 17, 1913, in Warrensburg, the daughter of Simpson N. and Dorothy Elizabeth (Toland) Shackelford. She died Thursday, January 4, 1996, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 82. Edith was married to Murl H. Ballew on January 12, 1935, in Olathe, Kansas. They farmed and lived ear Lincoln, until moving to Warrensburg in 1964, then to Clinton after Mr. Ballew's retirement. Mr. Ballew preceded her in death July 11, 1995. She is survived by one son, Bill Ballew, Kansas City; seven daughters, Betty Siercks, Kansas City, Laura Horton, Excelsior Springs, Frances Becker, Gladstone, Margie Ballew, Warrensburg, Virginia Ballew, Austin, Minnesota, Barbara Ballew, Kansas City, and Rebecca Dockum, Hutchinson, Kansas; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, James C. Shackelford, Kansas City; three sisters, Ruth Downing, Warrensburg, Josie Shackelford and Martha Rippee. Graveside services were Tuesday, January 9, at Liberty Cemetery near Warrensburg.

BALLEW, Jewel Maxine RIDENOUR
1918-2009
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 21 2009 - Jewel Maxine Ballew, 91, Warrensburg, died Thursday, September 17, 2009, at her home. She was born on June 23, 1918, in Green Ridge, the daughter of Thomas E. and Martha J. (Young) Ridenour. On September 8, 1948, she married Roy Wayne Ballew in Clinton. He preceded her in death on September 12, 1989. Mrs. Ballew was a 1937 graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln. She cared for her mother who was ill and helped her dad with farm chores after graduation. She had worked in the cafeteria for Warrensburg School District VI for 23 years after moving from their farm in 1967, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the Grover Park Baptist Church of Warrensburg and was baptized on July 16, 1931, at the age of 18. She loved the outdoors, flowers, gardening and quilt making was her hobby. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Russell, Fred and Clay Ridenour, and a sister Hazel Mae Blevins. Graveside services and burial will be held Tuesday, September 22, at the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

BALLEW, Murl Henry
1907-1995
Liberty Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Murl Henry Ballew, 87, Clinton, died at Westwood Care Center on July 11, 1995. He was born on October 10, 1907. He graduated from Green Ridge High School in 1925. Mr. Ballew was a farmer and lived near Lincoln until moving to Warrensburg in 1964. He worked as custodian at CMSU until retirement and then moved to Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Edith Shackelford Ballew of Westwood Care Center, Clinton. He is also survived by eight children, William Ballew, Kansas City, Betty Siercks, Kansas City, Laura Horton, Excelsior Springs, Frances Becker, Gladstone, Marjorie Ballew, Warrensburg, Virginia Ballew, Austin, Mn., Barbara Ballew, Kansas City, and Rebecca Dockum, Hutchison, Ks. In addition, Mr. Ballew is survived by nine grandsons, seven granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 15, at Liberty Cemetery, north of Warrensburg.

BALLIETT, Ottila H. TEEMAN
abt 1873-1937
Clinton MO - Mrs. Ottilia H. Balliett of Assumption, Ill., born and reared on the old Teeman place, two miles south of Germantown, now occupied by her brother, Albert Teeman, died at her home Tuesday, February 2, at 2 p.m. of a complication of diseases that had made her health poor several years. Ottilia Teeman, born 64 years ago, was the daughter of Henry and Mary Teeman, long respected farmers of the Germantown community and devout Catholics, who reared their child to the strict observance of their faith. When a girl of 19 years Ottilia went to St. Louis, where she was employed, and there met Aaron Balliett, whom she married and soon went with him to Illinois, where they established their home. He preceded her in death 23 years ago. Mrs. Balliett, a good and worthy woman, who reared a fine family and gave them all desirable advantages, leaves to mourn her passing three daughters, Augusta, of Waterloo, Iowa, Emma, of Detroit and Julia, of the home, who lovingly nursed her mother and helped run the large model dairy farm on which was their home; four sisters, Mrs. Theresia Fick and Mrs. B. Vogel of Germantown, Mrs. Mary Seleman, Montrose, and Sister Alarda of Racine, Ill., and three brothers, Albert, between Germantown and Montrose, Robert, Oklahoma, and Henry, Watsonville, Cal. The funeral was Friday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church and burial was in the cemetery nearby beside her late husband.

BALLMER, Lee L. "Pete"
1935-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lee L. "Pete" Ballmer, 55, Osprey, Florida, died Friday, August 21, 1992 as the result of a bicycle-motor vehicle accident in Sarasota, Florida. He was born in Cozad, Nebraska and had lived in Chilhowee for many years before moving back to Florida in 1980. He was a member of the RLDS Church. Surviving is one son Wilbur Ballmer of Clinton, also a daughter Kathy Welch of Colorado Springs; one stepdaughter Sharon Kulenkamp of Clinton; five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Susie Ellis, and a stepson, Danny Ellis, both of Chilhowee. Memorial services with cremation were held in Sarasota.

BALLOU, Anthony Eugene
1928-2000
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 2000 - Anthony Eugene Ballou, 71, Clinton, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at his home. Memorial services will be held at Consalus Chapel, Clinton, Friday. He was born March 3, 1928, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Archie E. and Kathryn I. Bennett Ballou. July 17, 1950, he married Betty Lee McAdon at Elk Point, South Dakota. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army. He held memberships with TAC-NET and National Association Retired Federal Employees. He was a retired inspector with the Corps of Engineers. Survivors include his wife Betty of the home; sons, Alan Ballou and wife Carol, Springfield, Michael Ballou and wife Kathryn, Roeland Park, Kansas, and Steven Ballou and wife Jane, Clinton; daughters, Kathy Mount and husband Gary, and Jan Stanford and husband Mel, all of Clinton; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

BALLOU, Horace G.
d: 1848
Warsaw City Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Saturday Morning Visitor, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO, Nov 11 1848 - Died in this place on Monday evening last [Nov 6 1848], after a protracted illness, Horace G., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. De Witt C. Ballou.

BANCROFT, Alta Marie SEAMAN
1914-2001
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 4 2001 - Alta Marie Bancroft, 87, Leeton, died Saturday, December 1, 2001, at the Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born January 27, 1914, in Osgood, the daughter of Dennison D. Seaman and Goldia M. Middaugh Seaman. On May 21, 1935, she married George M. Bancroft in Warrensburg. He died August 30, 2000. She was a lifelong resident of Leeton and a homemaker. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, Harmony Homemaker Extension Club and club community leader for many years of the Happy Workers 4-H Club. Survivors include three daughters, Donna Woolworth, Jacksonville, Arkansas, Marilyn Thompson and Judy Summate, both of Warrensburg; one son, David Bancroft, Clinton; two brothers, Carl Seaman, Holden, and Roy Seaman, Pensacola, Florida; one sister, Ruby Fern Ahrens, Walla Walla, Washington; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son who died in infancy in August 1941; one brother, Vernie Seaman, December 22, 1988, and one sister, Ethel Markham, December 5, 1977. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 6, at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

BANCROFT, Irene TAGGS
1914-1995
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Irene Bancroft, 81, Warrensburg, died Saturday, March 25, 1995, at the Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born March 1, 1914, in Chariton County, the daughter of William Henry Taggs and Arah Bell Campbell Taggs. She was a lifetime resident of Johnson County and had worked at Unitog Co. for more than 30 years before retiring in 1981. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warrensburg. On July 1934, in Leeton, she married Robert Allen Bancroft, who preceded her in death August 28, 1986. They made their home for several years in the Chilhowee-Leeton area before moving to Warrensburg. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. David (Sue) Whitman, Warrensburg, and Dee Webber, Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Billy Bancroft, Lawson; four sisters, Gertrude Young and Stella Angel, both of Wister, Okla., Fay Alvis, Warrensburg, and Jane Cooke, Puyallap, Wash.; one brother, Ray Taggs, Anadarko, Okla.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Kay Bancroft; a grandson, Dwight Whitman; four sisters and five brothers. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 28, at the First Baptist Church in Warrensburg. Burial was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

BANCROFT, Mildred Frances SMITH
1910-2008
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 13 2008 - Mildred Frances (Smith) Bancroft, 97, Chilhowee, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mildred was born Sept. 5, 1910, in Warrensburg, to Loren E. and Laura (Billingsly) Smith. She was married in Warrensburg on Sept. 21. 1927. to John E. Bancroft, who died in 1984. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who spent her years as a devoted homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chilhowee for 73 years and active in the Order of Eastern Star. She -was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Mary Kackley; two brothers, L. E. Smith and Leonard Smith; a daughter, Mary Lucille Preston, and three great-grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, Arm (Laurie) Kizer of Clinton and Elizabeth (Bette) Dameron and her husband. James, Chilhowee; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 1 1 great-great grandchildren. Funeral are Sunday, June 15, at First Baptist Church of Chilhowee. Burial will follow in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg.

BANDY, Warren D.
1863-1885
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Advocate, Clinton MO, Thursday, Nov 19 1885 - Died, at the residence of Porter Settles, near LaDue, of Typhoid fever, on Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 1885, Warren D. Bandy, aged about 22 years. Deceased was a native of Breckinridge county, Kentucky. About two years ago deceased left the parental roof to make his way in the world by going first to New Orleans, thence to the state of Texas after a stay of only a few months from whence he came to Henry county, Mo. The first labor performed by him after his arrival in this county was for the writer. He has been employed for about 15 months by Porter Settles whom he was living when he sickened. Deceased was a young man of excellent moral character although not a member of any church yet he was not addicted to any of the sinful customs of many young men when thrown out upon the world and among strangers. He made friends of all who knew him. Word was sent to his parents and his father came to see him but before that venerable parent arrived the noble son had passed over the river of Death. His remains were interred in the Bear Creek cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 12.

BANKS, Curtis Edward
1923-1992
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Curtis Edward Banks was born December 7, 1923, in Forrest City, Arkansas. He passed away August 7, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 68. Curtis was married to Marjorie Smith and they made their home in Clinton for many years. Mr. Banks was a machinist for Alva Allen Industries and left this employment in 1972. He was a member of Northeast Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Marjorie; his stepmother Edna Taylor, Winn, Arkansas; two sons, Willie Banks and Ronnie Banks; two daughters, Billy Tennis and Carolyne Riddle, all of LaCygne, Kansas; one sister Gladys Frames, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Funeral services were held Monday, August 10, 1992 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BANKS, Geraldine "Gerri" PAUL
1927-2013
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2013 - Geraldine "Gerri" Banks, 85, Clinton, died Saturday, January 19, 2013, at her home. Gerri was born in St. Joseph, the daughter of Jay K. and Eva Mae (Hodges) Paul. she was married to Harry R. Banks, who preceded her in death on February 1, 1993. She owned the Deluxe Cafe and Drugs Plus in Clinton before she retired. She was a member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church and had served on the Planning & Zoning Commission for the City of Clinton. She is survived by one daughter, Victoria D. Banks of Belton; two sons, Michael Banks and wife Nita, Osceola, and Matthew P. Banks and wife, Kimberly, Nixa; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday, January 25, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Inurnment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BANKS, Harry R. III
1925-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harry R. Banks, 67, Clinton, president of Banks-Wright Engineering, died February 1, 1993 at his home in Clinton. He was the son of William Emmet and Phyllis Mae Banks. Mr. Banks worked for the Missouri State Highway Department for 22 years before moving to Prairie Village, Ks. to form a bridge division for J. A. Tobin Construction. He received a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1948. He was a member of the American Security of Civil Engineering, the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton, where he had served as a deacon, a past member of Sunrise Optimist, and a member of National Honor Society Chi Epsilon. He was a navy veteran of World War II. In 1969 he opened Banks-Wright Consulting engineering firm in Clinton with a partner Cleve Wright, where he worked until a few weeks ago. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine of the home; and two sons, Michail Banks of Belton, and Matthew Banks of Pittsburg, Ks.; one daughter, Victoria Banks of the Home; ten grandchildren, and one sister, Beverly Grooms of Jefferson City. Memorial services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Friday, February 5, 1993.

BANNER, Lyle Eugene
1972-1995
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lyle Eugene Banner, 22, Harrisonville, son of Onlee and Wanda Banner, was born April 6, 1972, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He died Sunday, March 20, 1995, near Huntingdale, as a result of a pickup accident. Lyle has one sister, Debbie Wood and his brother-in-law, Mark who he considered his own brother. Lyle has three young nephews, Wade, Ryan and Tyler who he adored and spoiled. Lyle's grandmother, Opal Biggs, also survives and is of the home. He also leaves behind his girlfriend, Julia Johnson and her family, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins who truly loved him and will miss him. Lyle was raised in Clinton all his life until November of last year when his parents moved to Harrisonville. Lyle had recently returned from Idaho where he had taken a short term job for Goss Fire Protection Company and he had just begun work for an independent constructor of residential homes. Lyle was a true lover of the outdoors. He spent many happy hours with his family and friends, fishing and skiing on Truman Lake. His favorite hobby was fishing and Lyle had many successful fishing tales. He also enjoyed hunting and looking for arrowheads. Lyle was an avid lover of all sports. He played baseball as a child and also tried his hand at basketball and football. During his high school years Lyle's love turned to wrestling. Lyle and his family enjoyed many meets, tournaments and trips together that were associating with Lyle's wrestling. During Lyle's senior year in high school he placed second at State and was named most improved wrestler and co-captain of the 1989-90 Clinton High School Wrestling Team. Lyle was awarded a wrestling scholarship at Missouri Valley College where he attended two semesters. During the spring term Lyle was on the Dean's List there. Lyle's love of competition, as well as his love for his nephews, made him a wonderful coach and role model. He coached his eldest nephew, Wade, to a 23-11 wrestling season. Although some people may think of Lyle as having been rough and tough, those who truly knew him knew that he had the softest, kindest heart and that Lyle would go to any length to help someone. Lyle brought laughter and sunshine to many people. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye for which he will always be remembers. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Wednesday, March 22, 1995. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia.

BANNER, Phyllis Sue SHULTZ
1937-2009
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 19 2009 - Mrs. Phyllis Sue Banner, 71, Creighton, was born March 4, 1937, in Milan, Missouri, the daughter of Ray and Eva (Meeks) Shultz, and died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. On Nov. 28, 1958, Phyllis married James Carrol Banner in Kansas City. She was a homemaker. Phyllis had lived in Grandview, before moving to Creighton in 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Jim Banner of the home; two daughters, Carolyn Snedeger and husband Pete, Grandview, Brenda Ballard and husband Chris, Urich; two grandchildren, Austin and Amber; a brother Bill Shultz, Unionville; other relatives and many friends. A memorial visitation was held Thursday, January 15, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.

BANNING, Lena Eunice BLEDSOE HESTAND
1928-1996
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lena Eunice Banning, 68, Clinton, formerly of Deepwater, died Tuesday, October 8, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 12, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Mrs. Banning was born February 24, 1928, in Deepwater, the daughter of Jessie Edward and Flossie (Moulder) Bledsoe. She was married to Cecil Banning, who preceded her in death in 1980. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Banning was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deepwater and a member of Eagles Aerie 3667. She is survived by her mother, Flossie Bledsoe, Deepwater; three sons, James Hestand, Shawnee, Kansas, Johnny W. Hestand, Deepwater, and Rick Hestand, Kansas city; three daughters, Pearl Reimer, Columbus, Bonnie Young, Blackwater, and Donna Nelson, Clinton; one brother, Cleo Bledsoe, Osceola; one sister, Shirley Church, Lincoln; a half-brother, Claudie Foster, Kansas City; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

BANNING, Marie GILBERT
1910-2008
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Marie Gilbert Banning, 97, Liberty, MO, passed away January 25, 2008, at Liberty Terrace. Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, MO. Marie lost her parents, Louisa and George Gilbert when she was very young and was raised by Lulu and Jim Howard in Birch Tree, Missouri. Marie spent most of her years in Kansas City and saw both her sons and grandson graduate from college. She will be buried beside her husband in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, MO. She was preceded in death by husband, E. Willis Banning; her 1st son, Lance G. Banning; three sisters-Polly, Ruby and Delia and two brothers, Bill and Andy. She is survived by her youngest son, Larry H. Banning & grandson, Clinton E. Banning.

BANNING, Martha "Mattie" McNEELY
1870-1936
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Mattie Banning, who had been ill for five months, but had recently been some better, took a turn for the worse Tuesday of last week and passed to her eternal rest quietly at 11:20 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Calvin, 919 North Third Street. Mrs. Banning, who had not been well for years, suffered from heart failure and other complications that made her condition serious, but as she began to improve, her family was hopeful for her recovery and had taken her to drive in the car a few evenings and she had even lately enjoyed a two weeks visit with her sister Mrs. Fred Whitchurch, of near Post Oak. For three weeks she had been with her daughter, Mrs. Calvin, who had given her love and every attention. Mattie McNeely, daughter of Frank and Elizabeth McNeely, was born April 26, 1870, near Little Rock, Ark. As a small child she went to Illinois with her parents where they lived near Jacksonville and Franklin. A few years later her mother died and Mattie assumed the responsibility of the care of an infant sister and the other children of the family. Soon after, the father brought his family to Missouri and Clinton became their home. January 30, 1888, Mattie McNeely and Sherman Banning were united in marriage and nine children were given to their home. Bertha, who died in infancy, is the only one who awaits the mother on the other shore. Mrs. Banning was converted and united with the Baptist Church under Rev. Blythe, and becoming a Christian added to the depth and sweetness of her fine character. Fourteen years ago her husband died and two years later she and her son Cecil moved to the Shady grove neighborhood, and she became a faithful attendant at the Tebo Baptist church. When her health became too delicate to remain on the farm, she and her son returned to Clinton, making their home on East Jefferson street. Mrs. Banning is survived by her children Frank Banning of southwest of Clinton; Jess Banning of Deepwater; Walter of Clinton; Cecil of the home; Mrs. Walter Calvin and Mrs. Roy Purdy of Clinton; Mrs. Clifford Smith and Mrs. John McClurg of Kansas City; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister Mrs. Whitchurch of near Post Oak; two brothers, Tom and Ed McNeely of Franklin and Jacksonville, Ill., who were unable to attend the funeral services. There are also 3 half-brothers, Bob, Carlen and Walter McNeely of Leesville, and one half-sister, Mrs. John Mantonya of Thrush, and her stepmother, Mrs. Frank McNeely of Leesville. Mrs. Banning's sweet and gentle spirit still blesses her family and the many friends of Shady Grove, as well as Clinton, remember her as kindly spoken, loved by them all, a person who saw good in everything and whose chief pleasure was to be in the company of her children, toward whom she was ever indulgent in all that was right. She was a lover of music and thoroughly enjoyed the parties of the young people, where she was always welcome. The funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Home. Burial in Englewood.

BANNING, Sherri M.
n/a-1993
Salem Cemetery Association, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ms. Sherri M. Banning, daughter of E. Courtney Banning, died on May 21, 1993 at Research Medical Center after a brief illness. Services were Tuesday, May 25, at the New Salem Chapel in Independence, with burial in New Salem Cemetery. Survivors include her father, Courtney Banning of Foster City, Ca.; two maternal half-sisters, one paternal half-sister, and one maternal half-brother. Her mother preceded her in death earlier this year. Surviving aunts and uncles are Suzette LaCasse of Norman, Ok., Les and Mike LaCasse of California, Anita LaCasse Dehaghani of Kansas City, Ks., Carol Mitchell of Independence, Sherman Banning of Moberly, Tim Banning of Sedalia, and Debbie Crawford of Clinton. She also leaves her fiance Tony Becerra of Kansas City.

BANNING, Teresa Lorraine
1978-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 23 2005 - Teresa Lorraine Banning, 26, Macon, died Wednesday, September 21, 2005, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. she was born October 16, 1978, in Columbia, the daughter of Cecil Sherman and Deborah Y. Banning. She is survived by her parents of Macon; two brothers, Trevor Lynn Banning and his wife Tracy, Platte City, and Travis Lee Banning and his wife Amy, Ashland; three nephews, Gage, Zack and Tyler; grandparents Harold and June Crawford of Windsor; great-grandmother Yvonne Jarvis, Windsor; aunts, uncles, many cousins, close friend Amy Mitchell, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cecil Allen and Muriel Lorraine Banning. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24, at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Macon. Burial will be at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BANTA, Christopher C.
1833-1910
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 12 1910 - Died February 7, 1910 at his home on North Third and Elm, from a stroke of apoplexy, which occurred eight days before, C. C. Banta. Born in Moniteau County, this state, 77 years ago New Year's Day. Fifty years ago last June, he married Miss Mary Smith at Boonville. He came with his wife to this county before the war. Served several years with the Home Guards; was a lieutenant. Eight children, four living - Dr. C. C. Banta, Windsor; W. S. of Columbia; Mrs. E. F. Snyder, Salt Lake City; Miss Artie, at the home. Their niece, Mrs. Otto Pechstein, was raised as their own daughter.

BANTA, Christopher Columbus Dr.
1866-1934
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 1934 - Dr. Christopher C. Banta was born in Cole County, Mo., March 2, 1866, being 68 years 9 months and 2 days old at his death at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 4. He came with his parents to Henry county when a small boy, residing on a farm near Clinton. He received his education in the grade schools, then came to Clinton where he attended Lamkin Academy following with two years at Hooper Institute at Clarksburg, Mo. He received his medical education at the renowned Vanderbilt College of Medicine at Nashville, Tenn, graduating with high honors. He began his practice of medicine in Christian Co., finally settling in Coal, where he practiced until the time of his passing. No night too cold, no storm too fierce for him to face when he was called. He administered to their needs in the same unselfish and generous way as was his custom. In the past two years the doctor's health had been failing, but until the last year, he insisted he should care for those who needed him. He was very patient in his sufferings, never complaining. Life seemed to hold no greater treasure than the cherished love and esteem of his friends. The last few months, the kindness and tireless efforts of his many friends to help him and comfort the family showed a life lived as his is more worthy than the worldly gains, which, after all, are only empty dollars. He was united in marriage to Miss Ora Tanner, February 19, 1905, who with one son, Harrold, who has a position in Kansas City, survives him. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. E. F. Snyder, Salt Lake City, and Miss Arta Banta, Sacramento, Calif.; three nephews, Knisley and Albert Banta, of Kansas City, Bowen Banta, South River, N.J., also two nieces, Miss Virginia Banta of Kansas City, Mrs. C. E. Reid of Manitou, Colo., besides a large number of friends, who mourn his passing. In the passing of Dr. Banta this county has lost a man who will be greatly missed, a fine doctor, a good neighbor and a faithful friend, and a devoted husband and father. Funeral services were conducted at the Coal Presbyterian Church on Thursday. Burial was in Englewood under direction of Wilkinson Funeral Service. Those from out-of-town at the funeral were: Harrold Banta from Kansas City; John Tanner, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Doss, Windsor; Mrs. Andy Bentz and Daughters, Calhoun; Mrs. Nettie Lewis, Hal Lewis, Lewis Station; Mrs. Nell Miller and daughter, Ft. Scott, Kans.; Mrs. Myrtle Tanner, Wichita, Kansas; Knisely and Albert Banta, Kansas City.

BANTA, Thomas H.
1833-1910
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 23 1910 - Died, Thomas Banta, at his home one-half mile south of Thrush, August 10, after eight week's suffering with stomach trouble. Born on his home place near Calhoun 77 years ago and married Miss Lou Emery before the Civil War. A devoted Baptist. Leaves his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Nannie and Mahalie Banta of Canyon City, Colorado both unable to be present at the funeral; Mrs. Will Rinkle of Oklahoma and Mrs. Curtis Johnson near Thrush. Laid in Combs' graveyard.

BANTA, William Sherman
1866-1933
Clinton MO - Dr. C. C. Banta of Coal, was called to Kansas City last week by the fatal illness of his brother. Miss Allie Duff and Mrs. Lillie Consalus of Clinton, went for the funeral. The following is taken from the Kansas City Star, April 4th: William Sherman Banta, 66 years old, a lawyer in Kansas City for fifteen years, died last night at his home, 2003 East Thirty-fifth street. Ill health had kept Mr. Banta away from practice the last year. Born in Clinton, Mo., November 16, 1866, Mr. Banta was educated in the grade and high school there and for a part of his college education attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He received his degree in 1890 from the University of Missouri. Mr. Banta began the practice of law at Deepwater, Mo., later returning to Clinton, and then, when his children were ready to enter college, established a law office at Columbia. The family moved to Kansas City in 1918. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Anna L. Banta; two daughters, Miss Virginia Banta of the home and Mrs. C. E. Reed of Manitou, Colo.; and three sons, Kneisley S. Banta and Albert E. Banta of the home, and William Bowen Banta of South River, N. J.; two sisters, Miss Arta Banta of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. E. F. Snyder of Salt Lake City, and a brother, Dr. C. C. Banta of Clinton, Mo. Funeral services for Mr. Banta were held Wednesday in Kansas City.

BARBEE, Donald D.
1924-2005
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 28 2005 - Donald D. Barbee, 80, Clinton, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 30, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Donald was born August 28, 1924, in Leeton. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1942. On August 31, 1946, he married Mary Kathryn Collins. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a loyal employee of Lowe Oil company for 23 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Margaret Barbee, and two brothers Bob and Bill Barbee. He is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn of the home; three daughters, Anne Tanner and husband Gene, and Lynn Helm and husband Chris, Clinton, and Carol Panek and husband John, Warrensburg; one sister Peggy Hamtil of Leawood, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Owen, Corey Owen, Michele Bramell and husband B.J., Marc Helm, Nicholas Panek, Matt Helm, Katelyn Panek, Jamie Tanner and Lance Tanner, and one great-grandson, Brett Owen, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

BARBEE, Evelyn Ruth KERR
1925-2004
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2004 - Evelyn Ruth Barbee, daughter of Derry William and Evelyn Mildred Nelson Kerr, was born March 24, 1925, in Elk City, Oklahoma, and died at her home in Clinton on January 29, 2004, at the age of 78 years. Ruth was married to W. W. "Bill" Barbee, who preceded her in death. Ruth was the Clinton City Clerk from 1959 until her retirement in 1988. she was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. She is survived by her three daughters, Mary Margaret Miller, Knob Noster, Patricia Ann Morlock, Belton, and Kathleen L. Robbins, Clinton; two sisters, Mary Louise Walker, Clinton, and Janet Knisely, Midwest City, Oklahoma, as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, on Saturday, January 31. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARBEE, Marian DEHN
1922-2006
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 22 2007 - Marian Francis Barbee was born on January 10, 1922, in Clinton, the daughter of William Peter and Emily (White) Dehn. She died at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, on December 8, 2006, at the age of 84 years. Marian grew upon her parents' farm on Highway 18 just west of Clinton. She married Robert (Bob) Barbee in 1943 in Ft. Pierce, Florida, just before he shipped out for Europe in World War II. Their first son Gordon, was born shortly after Bob's return in 1946 in the first crop of "baby boomers", the second son Paul, was born in 1950 and Chris followed in 1954. Marian and Bob bought a farm across the highway from Marian's parents and built a new house there in 1958. Marian attended First Presbyterian Church and then the Assembly of God Church. She was a very good seamstress, making many of her own clothing. She was very active in the garden club and annually planted and tended her own garden which included a wide variety of flowers. She was obsessed with keeping a "dandelion-free zone", which seemed to grow over time to include neighbors' lawns and around the church parking lot and with raking leaves from her yard. In later years she volunteered her time at the Samaritan Center on North Washington Street. Marian could absolutely fix anything with a stick of gum and knew at least five different ways to "repackage" leftovers. She was well-known within the family for her "unique" gifts on birthdays and Christmastime. She was obsessed with recycling of aluminum cans and could spot one in the ditch at 40 paces. Marian especially enjoyed getting the entire family together for family dinners or gatherings. She was truly a selfless person, always thinking of others first and herself last, She had an incredible work ethics, which rubbed off on each of her boys. Marian was the spiritual leader in the household, she absolutely placed all her trust and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and very much lived her life in the hope of His return. She is survived by her three sons, Gordon Barbee and wife, Diane, Paul Barbee and wife. Rita, all of Clinton, and Chris Barbee and wife, Colleen, Media, Pennsylvania; one sister, Elaine Miller of Plano, Texas; eight grandchildren and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, December 12. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARBEE, Mary Kathryn COLLINS
1924-2009
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2009 - Mary Kathryn Barbee was born July 15, 1924, in Clinton. She died on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 84 years. Kathryn graduated from Clinton High School in 1942. On Aug. 31, 1946, she, married Don Barbee. She was a loyal employee of Lowe Oil Company for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Lucille Feaster, and her husband, Don Barbee. Kathryn is survived by her three daughters, Anne Tanner and husband, Gene, Clinton, Lynn Helm, Clinton, and Carol Panek and husband, John, Warrensburg; one sister, Cody Jacques. Amarillo, Texas; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Call and husband, Doug, Corey Owen and wife, Jackie, Michele Bramell and husband, B.J., Marc Helm, Nicholas Panek, Matt Helm, Katelyn Panek, Jamie Tanner and Lancer Tanner and two great-grandsons, Brett Owen and Cohen Bramell, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, on Saturday, Feb. 7. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

BARBER, Betty Lou WARREN
1931-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Betty Lou Barber, 82, of rural Warsaw, Missouri, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Warsaw. She was born September 5, 1931, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of William Stone Warren and Ila Mabel (Coffey) Warren. On November 28, 1952, in Harrisonville, Arkansas, she married Wain Barber and he survives of the home. Betty worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for several years and later worked at the Levi's Factory in Sedalia, Mo. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting, but her greatest love was taking care of her family and home. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to her husband, survivors include 2 sons, Darrel W. Barber, Jefferson City, Mo.; and Ricky Lee Barber, Wichita, Kansas; a daughter, Connie Sue Hays, Warrensburg, Mo.; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Barbara Williams, Green Ridge, Mo., and Wanda Dotson, Poway, California; 4 nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BARBER, Harry Parks "Punk"
1922-2014
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 7 2014 - Harry Parks "Punk" Barber, 92, Windsor, died October 22, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Lee's Summit. Punk, as he was known by his friends, was born February 23, 1922, in Windsor. He is a graduate of Windsor High School and attended the University of Missouri before enlisting in the United States Air Force. He served his country in the 448th Battalion as a B-24 gunner during World War II, where he survived a plane crash over Holland and was a prisoner of war for 11 months. Upon his return, Punk met the love of his life, Judy (Fewel) Barber of Leeton, and lived out his life with her at their home in Windsor. Punk was an avid fisherman and lifelong farmer and rancher. On a warm summer day you could find him out on his lake with a fishing pole in his hand. As a young man, Punk enjoyed golfing, hunting and flying his plane. He had a love for people and a good story and was always the life of the party. He will be remembered as a kind and generous person who never met a stranger. Punk is survived by his wife, Judy of 68 years; son, Kent and his wife, Lainey Barber; daughter, Kay and her husband, Mike Parris; granddaughter, Jill and her husband, Gary Wiese; grandsons, David and his wife, Tracy Taylor, and John Barber, and great-grandchildren, Cooper, Olivia, Blake and Bennett, as well as countless friends. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 14, at Windsor United Methodist Church.

BARBER, Oscar Wainwright "Wain"
1929-2015
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Wain Barber, 85, of rural Warsaw, Missouri, died Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, Mo. He was born on May 26, 1929, in rural Warsaw, Mo., on the family farm, the son of Manard Wainwright Barber and Alvena (Beaman) Barber. On November 28, 1952 in Harrisonville, Arkansas, he married Betty Lou Warren and she preceded him in death on June 18, 2014. After graduating from high school, Wain joined the United States Air Force. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Wain went to work for General Motors for a period of time and then went to work for Bendix (now Honeywell Manufacturing and Technology) retiring in 1991 after many years. He was a member of a Machinist Union of Kansas City, Mo. Wain enjoyed woodworking especially making game boards for Chinese Checkers and Aggravation, cutting his own cedar trees and selling the logs. Survivors include 2 sons, Darrel W. Barber, Jefferson City, Mo.; Ricky Lee Barber, Goddard, Kansas; a daughter, Connie Sue Hays, Warrensburg, Mo.; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Leta Cooper and Jane Wilson, both of Windsor, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Betty, he was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lillian Goucher. Funeral services will be February 21, 2015, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BARBOUR, Donna Susan
1958-2006
Hickman Cemetery, near Clarksburg, Moniteau Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2006 - Donna Susan Barbour, 47, Lowry City, died at her home Monday, April 24, 2006. Donna was born August 24, 1958 in Versailles to Virta Mae Phenix and Robert (Junior) Barbour. Donna spent most of her adolescent life in Northeast Kansas City and Rich Hill. Donna graduated from the Rich Hill High School in 1976 and began her adult life with her first husband Danny Kiger. To this union, Donna has two sons, Christopher and Jay. Donna eventually settled in the area of Clinton and Lowry City where she was married to George Dice and then Jerry Boucher. For the past few years and until her death, Donna enjoyed a close relationship with Jeff Colgan. Donna and Jeff were very active in hunting, fishing, gardening and the grandchildren. Donna was employed as a kitchens supervisor at Pathways Community Counseling Center in Clinton. Donna had also worked for 10 years as a shift supervisor for the Clinton McDonald's Restaurant. Donna was preceded in death by her father Robert Barbour (Junior), and her grandparents. She leaves to mourn her passing her friend and companion Jeff Colgan of the home in Lowry City; mother, Virta Bennett of Spanish Fork, Utah; sister Dee Wilson of Spanish Fork, Utah; brother Audie Canida of Belton; sister Gail Galloway of Dallas, Texas; sister Roberta George of California, Missouri; brother James Michael Barbour of Clarksburg; son Chris Kiger of Clinton; son Jay Kiger of Pleasant Hill, and four grandchildren, Michael, Jeramy, Jayson and Kenyon. Donna will also be missed by her many friends and other family members. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, April 28. Graveside services and burial was held in the Hickman Cemetery, Clarksburg.

BARBRE, Nancy Ann GROMER
abt 1867-1955
Granite City Press Record, Madison County, Illinois, Monday, June 13 1955 - Madison Resident 40 Years, Mrs. Nancy A. Barbre, 88, Succumbs. Mrs. Nancy Ann Barbre, 88, a resident of the Madison Nursing Home for the past three years. She had been ill for the past three years. Mrs. Barbre, who was formerly living at 1530 Fifth Street, was a Madison resident 40 years. She was born in Orange County, Indiana (to John Gromer and Lucinda Fox). Preceded in death by her husband(s) (James Barbre 1861-1913 & Wesly Barbre 1867-1945), Mrs. Barbre is survived by four sons; James A. Barbre of Calhoun, (Henry Co) MO.; Harvey and Alva D. Barbre both of Madison (Madison Co, IL); and Edward Barbre of Carmi (White Co, IL); three daughters; Mrs. Bertha Jones of Norris City, (White Co) Illinois; Mrs. Sarah Gilbert of Linn, (Osage County) MO.; and Mrs Alice Gromer of Collinsville (Madison Co, IL); a half sister Mrs. Francis Hamilton of Whittier (Los Angeles County) Calif.; and two half brothers Jesse Gromer and Hugh Gromer both of Heber Springs (Cleburne County) Ark; 25 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Services were conducted at a Madison funeral home Saturday afternoon and burial took place in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are given in the obituary column. Monday, June 13, 1955, Granite City Press Record (Madison Co, IL) Barbre, Mrs Nancy Ann, Madison, Nursing Home, Madison, Ill. Entered into rest at 4:30 P.M. Thursday, June 9, 1955 at Madison Nursing Home. Dear mother of James A., Harvey, Alva D., and Edward Barbre, Mrs Bertha Jones, Mrs Sarah Gilbert and Mrs. Alice Gromer; dear half-sister of Mrs Frances Hamilton, Jesse Gromer and Hugh Gromer; dear grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother. Services were Saturday, June 11, at Lahey Funeral Chapel, 501 Madison Avenue, Madison. Interment Sunset Hill Cemetery. - (Submitted by great-granddaughter Kathleen Greene, kegreene@aol.com)

BARCAFER, Ellender Josephine WESTON
1848-1929
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, Henry Co, MO - The body of Mrs. Thad Barcafer was brought to Clinton from Ft. Worth, Texas, last Saturday and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson. The funeral services were conducted at the First M. E. Church Sunday. Burial was in Englewood cemetery. We take the following from a Fort Worth paper: Lips that could speak the saga of the West from the days of the California gold rush with a wealth of detail that was personal experience were closed in the death of Mrs. Ellender Josephine Barcafer at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. G. Lindsay, 2226 Washington avenue, yesterday morning. The 80 years of Mrs. Barcafer's life were crowned with incidents that not only went into the making of the history of the West, but are a vital part of its poetry and its lore. Hers were the lips that could have settled finally the dispute between descendants of Jim Bridger and makers of the "Covered Wagon," had her physical condition been able to withstand the arduous task of court testimony. For she knew the famous Western character personally and was one of the few living persons who did know him in the dramatic period of his life which inspired the "Covered Wagon" character. Mrs. Barcafer was born Miss Ellender Josephine Weston, in Glass Village, Ark., in 1848. She had lived the quiet life of a woodman's baby girl only one year before she was bundled up and taken aboard one of the 40 vehicles in a wagon train assembled by her father and bound for California. The blood of the adventurer and the soldier was pounding in the veins of her father. He was one of the grandnephews of Daniel Boone. His grandfather had been an aide de camp to George Washington and he was a direct descendant of Jean de la Fontaine, for whom Chateau Thierry was built. The Weston wagon train, with Mr. and Mrs. Weston and four children in the lead wagon, started west when there were no railroads west of Leavenworth, Kas. It was eight months and three weeks before they crossed the boundary of the Gold State. Once the train halted on the ground where Denver, Colo., now stands to dry a supply of buffalo meat, and while stopped cholera broke out among the entourage, cutting a wide streak in the train's personnel. The group left a small graveyard on the site of their encampment and moved westward a few weeks after they had stopped, with less than one man for each wagon. Weston landed in California at Red Bluffs and in the year and a half he stayed there he struck "pay dirt" often. At the end of the time the family was ready to return East to educate the children. They might have gone back to real civilization had not their wagon teams been stolen at Salt Lake City. The Westons waited in Salt Lake City several days until a group of "Volunteers of California" came into Immigrants' Square. At their arrival, Weston claimed protection as a United States citizen and went with the command of General Connor to establish Fort Douglas, Utah. Sixteen years ago, Mrs. Barcafer returned to Douglas and by accident helped to settle a lawsuit involving the original boundary line of the fort town. She visited a historic old cemetery, in the center of which was a circle of graves and a monument to the 32 lads who lost their lives in the Bear River massacre. The keeper in the manner of guide began explaining the significance of the radiating mounds. "Yes, I know," Mrs. Barcafer answered. "I was there that night. We were dancing, a large crowd of young people, when the call to saddle and boots was sounded. Thirty-two of the young men who hurried from the dance floor were found dead the next day." The keeper, amazed to find a woman who had lived in the old fort in '62, suggested that she might settle a lawsuit involving the city by establishing for all concerned the original boundary of the town. She was able to do this with the aid of remaining landmarks and an old river bed. It was during one of the Summer quarters that Weston took his family north to Fort Bridger, Wyo., the setting of the motion picture which aroused the ire of some Bridger descendants a few years ago. The 15-year-old daughter was often at her father's side as he chatted and gossiped with the founder of the fort, Jim Bridger. Mrs. Barcafer could have testified that Bridger was a fine old fellow who was never a drunkard but who did have two squaw companions because that was perfectly legal in those days. It was while at Fort Bridger that Mrs. Barcafer was married to Thaddeus Barcafer, a soldier who later helped to build the Union Pacific railway. Barcafer was in the Union army and helped at frequent intervals to quell Indian riots. After living in the West a number of years, Mr. and Mrs. Barcafer went to Ohio and later to Missouri. In Missouri the two occupied on home for more than 50 years. They were still living in that home when Barcafer died 13 years ago and Mrs. Barcafer came to Fort Worth to live with her daughter. During the last 63 years of her life, Mrs. Barcafer was vitally interested in all the arts. She was one of the outstanding artists of the Middle West during all of her residence in Clinton, Mo. The body of Mrs. Barcafer will be returned to Clinton, Mo., this afternoon after funeral services at Fort Worth. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Lindsay will accompany the body. Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Lindsay, Mrs. Thadea Tolman, Ventura, Cal.; Mrs. Ruth Salmon, Hollywood, Cal.; Mrs. William Hepsler and Mrs. Alice Phelps, of Columbia, Mo., and Mrs. Fred Gilbert, York, Neb.; and two sons, Paul Barcafer, Shattuck, Okla., and Mark Barcafer, Chicago, Ill.

BARCAFER, Mark Weston, Rev.
1866-1938
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mark W. Barcafer, gravely ill, was brought to Clinton Saturday night from Harrisonville by his son-in-law, H. E. Brehm, to reach the end of a pain-fraught journey at 6:10 p.m. Monday, June 13. Death closed his eyes gently at the last, however, and soothed all suffering from his face, as the peace of the old house closed about him, for he lay in the room where his beloved wife's mother, whom he deeply revered, and father had sunk to their long slumbers and where his wife had been born. Mr. Barcafer had been ill a week in Harrisonville, Mo., where his wife ha cared for him, hoping against hope that he would improve, as a day or two he had seemed better. Realizing his condition was critical toward the last of the week, she was ready to move him to Clinton, so their daughter, who never failed in her devotion, cold help care for her father. His sister, Thaddea, now Mrs. Carey Tollman of Ventura, Calif., saw him Sunday and Monday his son, Temple J. Barcafer, who is one of the foremost gospel singers in America today and whose work as minister of music at the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church at Dayton, Ohio, was his father's pride, came with his wife, to provide specialists and nurses, but to no avail, for the Angel of Death had entered his chamber but paused ere he bore aloft the valiant soul. Mark Weston Barcafer was born March 22, 1866, at Henry's Fork, Utah Territory, the son of Thaddeus Barcafer, native of Ohio, and Ellender Jane Weston of Arkansas, whose people kept a toll bridge. His father had gone west to fight the Indians and the thrills of the wilds and sense of adventure were experiences he never forgot. One of the other vivid memories of his childhood was the recollection of his father taking him out from their Ohio home and, pointing to the vast light in the western sky, said it was the reflection of the great Chicago fire. Coming to Missouri when he was a small boy, his parents made Clinton their home where his father operated a bakery. Here he attended the local schools and grew to man's estate, early manifesting the great musical talent that was a gift of all the family. He was also interested in photography which became his business. He was converted in the Baptist Church and Oct. 25, 1893, Miss Olive Jennings, lovely daughter of Dr. P. S. Jennings, whose family was one of the oldest and most respected of the community, became his bride. The occasion was one of great importance, for it was a double wedding, with her brother, Dr. W. T. Jennings and Miss Anna C. Fewell solemnizing their nuptial at the same time. Dr. C. G. Skillman, former pastor of the Clinton Baptist Church (who had baptized them) and then of Springfield, read the service, the sweet beauty of which lingered in their lives to bless and inspire. They went to Neosho to make their first home where Mr. Barcafer continued his business of photography. The next year he became a student at William Jewel College, Liberty, Mo., studying theology under Dr. J. P. Greene, for he felt the call to the ministry. His wife, beautiful and talented, with a rare contralto voice and spirituality of the purest depth in her heart, was ever at his side, looking to finer, nobler things. Three children were given them, Mrs. Herbert Brehm and Temple above mentioned, and a younger son Frank Joseph, who sleeps in the quiet Bethlehem Cemetery where his father also now rests. Rev. Barcafer's first charge was at Butler where his influence was wide and popular. From there he went to Kansas City, where he worked 11 years until the evangelistic field called him and his family with him responded for the two older children's voices made up a quartet and their love and devotion was a sweet and fine thing. On frequent visits to Clinton during those years their voices were often heard in the old Baptist church where the melody seemed to be fired by a spark of the divine. Their evangelistic work took them into 28 states and for many years Rev. Barcafer, with his rich, baritone voice, led the vast crowds in the song services of the Southern Baptist Conventions at Chattanooga, Tenn., Richmond, Va., Hot Springs, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and in Convention Hall, Kansas City. Ill health at last brought them back to Clinton and for a time Rev. Barcafer preached at Corinth, his faithful wife ever at his side, the true helpmate God had designed. Much of the last two years had been spent at Harrisonville, but as his sun began to slip down to the western horizon he longed for his old home, and hence he came home. Surviving Mr. Barcafer are his widow and only daughter, Mrs. Brehm, of Clinton; Temple J. Barcafer of Dayton, Ohio, his only son; two grandchildren, Laura and Herbert Brehm of Clinton; one brother, Paul Barcafer of Shattuck, Okla., and six sisters, Mrs. Anna Froman Hetzler, of Columbia; Mrs. Carey Tollman of Ventura, Calif.; Ruth - Mrs. Young Salmon of Los Angeles, Calif.; Pearl - Mrs. Fred Gilbert of York, Nebr.; Alys - Mrs. F. Phelps and Ellen Jane - Mrs. Grady Lindsey of Ft. Worth, Texas. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Clinton Baptist Church. The body was taken to Bethlehem for burial.

BARDEN, A. L.
1812-1892
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 6 1892 - Died in Shawnee township Jan. 27 of grip and pneumonia, A. L. Barden, age 79, born in Louisa county, Va., came to St. Louis in 1842 and to Henry county in 1866. Married in 1838 to Ann D. Payne of Albermarle county, Va. who with three children survive him. Buried in the Carrsville Cemetery.

BARDONER, Edith Nina COLLINS
1917-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Edith Bardoner, 75, of Windsor, died Sunday, January 10, 1993 at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born March 24, 1917 in Windsor, the daughter of Jesse Collins and Katie E. Richardson Collins. On August 31, 1936 in Clinton, she married Omer Jarret Bardoner, who preceded her in death May 30, 1976. Mrs. Bardoner was a homemaker. She is survived by four sons, Gilbert and Clifford Bardoner, both of Windsor, Jarret Bardoner, Genoa, Illinois, Craig Bardoner, the State of Illinois; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Deloris Wade and Elvina Trolinger, both of Windsor. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 14 at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BARDONER, JoAnn BERNA
1937-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2004 - JoAnn Bardoner, 66, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, March 3, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. She was born September 14, 1937 in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph H. Berna and Mildred Jane (Grieser) Berna. On November 26, 1960 in Elgin, Illinois, she married Gilbert S. Bardoner, who survives of the home. In addition to working as a cook at the former Windsor Restaurant for several years, she also worked at Parmalee Safety Products in Windsor for several years. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church, Flippin, Kentucky. In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Jesse Bardoner and his companion Heidi, Bates City, and B. J. Bardoner and his wife Katrina, Smithton; a daughter Brenda Bardoner, Windsor; two granddaughters, Erica Lynn Bardoner and Alayna JoAnn Bardoner; two brothers, Joseph Berna, Rosland, South Dakota, and Norman Berna, Wickenberg, Arizona; two sisters, Barbara Breckenridge, Champaigne, Illinois, and Karen Cornwell, Tompkinsville, Kentucky, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Cremation. There will be no services.

BARDONER, Melvin John
1914-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Melvin John Bardoner, son of William Henry Bardoner and Ora Lee Oder Bardoner, was born February 18, 1914, in Centerview, Iowa, and died December 12, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He graduated from Lincoln High School. He was a member of the United States Army during World War II, serving from 1941 to 1945. He lived in Elgin, Illinois, where he worked for the Elgin Watch Company. He later moved to California where he worked at a golf course as a groundskeeper and caddy. He moved to Leesville 30 years ago where he farmed until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marie Siercks, and one brother, Omer Bardoner, and a nephew, Harold Siercks. He is survived by three nieces, Louise Crawford and Dorothy Parker, both of Windsor, and Mary Norton of Lincoln; four nephews, Gilbert Bardoner and Clifford Bardoner, both of Windsor, and Jarret Bardoner of Genoa, Illinois, and Craig Bardoner of Marengo, Illinois, as well as a number of great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, on Friday, December 15.

BARGER, Nadine COLLINS
1902-1996
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nadine Collins Barger, 94, Clinton, died Wednesday, November 20, 1996, at the home of her niece, Betty Long, in Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 23, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was born in Taberville, and had lived in Kansas City before she moved to Clinton in 1961. She worked as a clerk for the Kline Department Store in Kansas City before she retired. She was married to Hiram Wesley Barger who preceded her in death in 1979. She is survived by 11 nieces and nephews, Betty Long of the home, JoAnn Cloud, Pharr, Texas, Hazel Collins, John Collins, Jim Collins, Andy Collins, Philip Collins and Donna McCurdy of Independence, Patty Collins, Clinton, Al Collins, Marshall, and Gene Sampson, Gravois Mills; two sisters-in-law, Ethel Collins, Clinton, and Ida Collins, Springfield.

BARGER, Virginia Maxine McFADDEN
1923-2002
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 18 2002 - Virginia Maxine Barger, 79, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. She was born in Butler and had lived around the Collins rea. She was precede din death by her husband, William "Bill" Barger; and her parents, William Alkire and Mable McFadden. She is survived by niece, Kay Epperson and her husband, Joe, Butler; a nephew, Glen Williamson and his wife, Diana, Peculiar. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 23, at the Robinson Cemetery at Weaubleau.

BARKER, Carl Russell
1938-2012
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 13 2012 - Carl Russell Barker was born October 24, 1938 in Lee's Summit. Missouri and departed this life on February 9, 2012 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 73 years, three months and 15 days. He was the son of John Marshall and Ruth (Robinson) Barker-Boyd. After Carl's birth the Barker family continued to live in Lee's Summit until 1940 when the family moved to East Leavenworth, Missouri, to make their home. In 1946, the Barker family moved to Pleasant Hill where Carl attended school and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School. After graduation, Carl proudly served his country in the United States Army where he was assigned to the Air Missile Defense Command School at Ft. Bliss, Texas, as an instructor. After his Honorable Discharge from active duty in 1961, Carl moved back to Lee's Summit to make his home and went to work for Western Electric. On January 1, 1975, Carl was united in marriage with Penny L. Bauer at Unity Village Chapel in Lee's Summit and they continued to make their home in Lee's Summit until 1986 when they moved to Peculiar. In 1991, Carl retired from A.T.&T. with 31 years of service. He then went to work for Burd & Fletcher as an electronic technician. Carl retired from Burd & Fletcher in 2005. In 2007, Carl and Penny moved to Clinton to make their home. Carl was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton where he was an active member of the church choir and whatever else they asked him to do. He also was an active member of the Masonic Lodge # 548 and current Worshipful Master, the Golden Valley Shrine Club, the Golden Valley Mini Rods and Clinton Chapter # 73 0.E.S., all of Clinton, and was a member of the Ararat Shrine Temple. Carl was preceded in death by his father John Marshal Barker; his mother Ruth Barker Boyd, and a grandson Ryan Lee Gifford. He is survived by his loving wife Penny L. (Bauer) Barker of the home; three sons, Russell Barker of Dunedin, Florida, Paul A. Barker and wife Vanessa, Independence, and Larry D. Barker and life partner, Doug, Kansas City; one daughter, Carla Sue Barker of Urbana; one sister, Betty Jean Rayl and husband Jesse, Cedar Vale, KS; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends. The Masonic and funeral service for Carl R. Barker were held Monday, February 13, at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

BARKER, Delores Jean DAUGHERTY CRAWFORD
1946-2015
Delores Jean Barker age 68, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Memorial service will be held Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri. Delores is survived by her children, Lisa Cullen, Carmen Crawford, Candice Leto, William (Bill) Barker, and Ronald (Gene) Barker. Her sisters are; Rose Torlina and Bonnie Ozment, her 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Delores had many, many other relatives and friends, many who called her mom or grandma. Delores was preceded in death by her first husband Bobby Crawford, parents Ewing Daugherty and Alberta Tackitt, her sister, Patty Cooper, her brothers Junior, Mearl, and Paul Daugherty. Her second husband William (Ronnie) Barker and her son Bobby (Jaye) Crawford. The passing of anyone is a difficult experience, especially one's mother. We always considered mom to be a demanding woman. She encouraged her children to pursue a better education than she had in her early years and bless her heart, she finally got her high school diploma in her late thirties. She also graduated from cosmetology school and went on to become an Instructor. My favorite times with mom was making cookies and homemade candies, baking pies, sweets and other delights for the holidays along with summer canning. As a three time cancer survivor, she kept her family strong while in agonizing pain. She valiantly fought for survival during her final illness before she no longer had the strength and energy to continue. She had the will but her heart and kidneys were not strong enough to continue treatment. It was so hard to watch her gasping those lasts breaths of life but God seen her struggles and decided to ease her pain and take her home to heaven.

BARKER, Edna Pearl
1907-1992
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Pearl Barker was born in St. Clair County on January 2, 1907, to Gurth Alexander and Lora Roselle (Moree) Barker and departed this life at Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City on Sunday, December 13, 1992, at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 11 days. She moved to Kansas City in 1925. She was never married and cared for children and older people for most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by two brothers, Leo Barker, Quartsite, Arizona, and Raymond Barker, Corpus Christi, Texas; two sisters, Ruby Barker, Kansas City, and Ivonne Azbill, Ponca City, Oklahoma; nieces and nephews, including Karen Edmiston, Adrian; other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, December 16, 1992 in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARKER, F. Eugene "Gene"
1922-1997
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - F. E. "Gene" Barker, 75, Belleville, Kansas, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Republic County Hospital in Belleville. He was born May 26, 1922, in Deepwater. He was a farmer Junction City, Kansas resident before he moved to Belleville in 1986. He was a superintendent of schools before he retired. He was a member of Central Christian Church of Belleville, Kansas. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Joy Jackson on June 22, 1947. She preceded him in death February 22, 1985. He married Viola Vanous on October 4, 1986. He was preceded in death by his first wife Joyce Barker; his parents, Francis M. and Myrtle Cecil Barker. He is survived by his wife viola Barker of the home; two sons, George E. Barker of Basehor, Kansas, and Don A. Barker of Manhattan, Kansas; one stepson Richard E. Vanous of Concordia, Kansas; one daughter Nyla S. Shiflett of Topeka, Kansas; one stepdaughter Linda Tebow of Courtland, Kansas; one brother Ralph Barker of Deepwater; one sister Mabel Dean of Warrensburg; 10 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, June 20, at Central Christian Church, Belleville, Kansas. Graveside services will be Friday, June 20 at Teays Chapel Cemetery, Deepwater.

BARKER, Gussie Jewell BALLEW THOMPSON
1898-1993
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gussie Jewell Barker departed this life May 19, 1993 at Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton. She was born October 14, 1898, the daughter of John Milton and Missouri Swindell Ballew in Calhoun. She was married to Amon L. Thompson September 21, 1916, and two sons were born to this union. She was married to Thomas Barker in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1957. Mrs. Barker worked at Jones Store Co. in Kansas City for 33 years in the rug department. After her retirement she came to Kenton Place Apartment in Clinton to be near her son and make her home. She was converted in early life to the Calhoun Christian Church. She was a member of the Ridgeview Christian Church while living in Kansas City, then transferred her membership to Clinton Christian Church in 1980 and was in active attendance as long as her health permitted. She has made her home at Westwood Nursing Home since 1985. She is survived by three grandchildren, John Douglas Thompson, Robert Craig Thompson and Joan Wallig, state of Iowa; three nieces, Shirley Yoder, Calhoun, Jean Simmons, Bartlesville, Ok., and Nadine Barker, state of California; one nephew, Kenneth Ballew, state of California; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Thompson, Calhoun, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, John L. Thompson and Howard Thompson; her parents, John and Missouri Ballew; three sisters, Bertha Wills, Bernice Thomas, Brooksey Thompson and one brother Hobart Ballew; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at the Calhoun Cemetery, Friday, May 21, 1993.

BARKER, Hazel Pearl ARNOLD
1908-1993
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Hazel Pearl Barker, 84, 105 West Fairview, died Thursday, June 3, 1993. at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Hazel Pearl Barker was born August 31, 1908 in Leady, Oklahoma, the daughter of James Frances and Flora Horten Arnold. On January 20, 1924, she married William Henry Suffal and to this union four daughters were born. They spent their married life in Iowa and Clinton. She later moved to Washington State where she married Leonard Glen Barker on August 2, 1947. They later moved to Pueblo, Colorado where Hazel worked as a LPN in the Colorado State Hospital, where she retired In 1973. They moved back to Clinton in 1973, where she lived until her death. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton, the VFW Auxiliary and the Clinton Senior Center. She is survived by two daughters, Berniece Anderson and Billie Scrogham, both of Clinton: her stepmother, Mary Arnold of Harrisonville; four brothers, Thomas Raymond Arnold, Charlie Arnold and Kenneth Arnold, all of Adrian, and Clarence Arnold of Garden City; four sisters, Lillie Mitchell, Marietta, Georgia, Florence Cunningham of Butler, Irene William of Manilla, Arkansas, and Leona Hill of Adrian, as well as six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two daughters, and two sisters. In our hearts are many memories of loving things you've done and again we want to tell you that we're grateful for each one. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Sunday, June 6, 1993. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

BARKER, John R.
1852-1926
IOOF Cemetery, Golden City, Barton Co, MO
Golden City Paper - Golden City people were shocked Tuesday morning when it was announced that John R. Barker, a highly respected citizen of the south part of town, had suddenly died. Mr. Barker was up town Saturday and apparently was in the very best of health. He talked with his many friends along the street, and seemed to be in good spirits. His death came very suddenly and was a great shock to his family and friends. Mr. Barker was born April 10, 1852, at Shawnee Mound, Henry county, Mo., and departed this life May 4, 1926, being 74 years and 24 days of age. He was united in marriage to Miss Ella Casey, Nov. 27, 1879. To this union six children were born, two of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are his wife, Minnie Loucile, Mary Leah, and Anna Ruth, also the little grandson, Glenn Blakesley. Mrs. Fred Blakesley, a daughter, passed to the great beyond March 8, 1922. In 1906 Mr. Barker, with his family, moved to Pea Ridge, Arkansas, making his home there until 1912, when he purchased the Mammen farm, two and one-half miles east of Golden City, and moved his family to this section. In 1918 he sold this farm and purchased the Anderson farm located just in the south edge of the city, where he continued to live until the time of his death. Funeral services were held from the home, on south Hicks avenue Wednesday afternoon, May 5, 1926. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. He had not been in good health for some time, but at the last, was only sick 45 minutes. Dr. and all did all they could for him, but he passed away at 12:30 a.m., May 4th. He was an only child of Benjamin and Mary Howerton Barker, who both died many years ago. He leaves a host of relatives and friends in Henry county, where he lived so long, and other places, who will be sad to hear of his going.

BARKER, Martha CLINTON
1841-1937
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Martha Barker died at her home near Uneeda at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, May 27, lacking less than four years of attaining her ambition to live to be 100. Until the last month of her life, Mrs. Barker was as busily occupied with duties of her home and with needlework as in the younger days of her life. Her eyesight was almost perfect until a few weeks ago, when her body began to tire of its burden of years. She would then have the children thread a supply of needles when they come so she could continue uninterrupted with her sewing. She was a remarkable woman, possessing a vitality and hardiness that surpassed that of persons half her age. Until within a few months of her last illness, she climbed regularly into the barn loft, as active and agile as ever, a little fragile-appearing woman with a boundless supply of energy which lasted almost a century. Martha Clinton was born 96 years ago last January in Kentucky. She was married to William Barker when a young woman, and they made their home in southwestern Henry County many years. Surviving her are the following children: Samuel Barker, Mrs. Belle Philbrick, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Lizzie Alexander, Johnstown; Arthur Barker, with whom she lived. A grandson, Grover Barker, whom she reared, lives near the home place, and there are a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at the home. Burial at Stones Chapel.

BARKER, Mary Emma
1909-1993
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Emma Barker, 84, 1801 Gaines Drive, Clinton, MO, died Thursday, May 13, 1993, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born June 2. 1909 in Henry County. She was a lifelong resident of Deepwater and Clinton. She worked for Unitog Company for approximately 27 years and retired in 1973. On March 21, 1924 she married Rolla T. Barker and later gave birth to a son, William R. Barker. Both her husband and son preceded her in death. Mary's life had been blessed with five grandchildren. 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Her happiest times were spent visiting with friends and family. She loved those visits and looked forward to them where she would cook and tell about the good old days. Over the years Mary touched the hearts and lives of many people. She made our lives richer and fuller by that touch. We will miss her greatly and cherish the memories. She is survived by her sister. Margaret Arnold of Clinton: five grandchildren, Ronald Barker, Deepwater, Rolla Barker, Buckner, James Barker, Independence, Donald Barker, Grain Valley and Mary Crowley, Braymer, as well as fifteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, May 17, 1993. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

BARKER, Ralph Edgar
1924-2005
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2005 - Ralph Edgar Barker, 81, Warrensburg and formerly of Deepwater, died Tuesday, October 25, 2005, at University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia. He was born June 8, 1924, in Deepwater, the son of Francis Marion Barker and Susan Myrtle Cecil Barker. He was an army veteran of World War II and had been an over-the-road truck driver. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Danforth, Deepwater; a sister, Mabel Dean, Warrensburg; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services are pending and will be held at Brownington Baptist Church.

BARKER, Ruby Gertrude WITHAM
1906-1998
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruby Gertrude Barker was born February 9, 1906, the youngest daughter of William Penn and Lizzie May (Plecker) Witham, on the family farm outside of Brownington. She departed this life July 23, 1998, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Ruby grew up on the farm and remained there until in 1937 when she was united in marriage to John Lee Barker. In 1942, at the passing of her father, John and Ruby returned to the farm and kept a home for her mother until her death in 1950. They continued to farm and had cattle until going to work at Brown Manufacturing. Later they built a home in Clinton. After retirement John and Ruby enjoyed fishing until John's passing in 1981. Ruby continued to live in the home until about three weeks ago, when she entered the hospital. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Maggie, Iva and Ota; two brothers, Lislie and Walter; one niece; one nephew. Surviving are sister-in-law, Edna Witham; three nieces, Vinta Hand and husband Robert of Windsor, Ina May Mayer and husband Leonard of Springfield, Jeannine Foster of Clinton; three nephews, Albert Witham of the state of California, Roy Devere Witham of Independence, Raymond Carter of Clinton and several great nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, July 27, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BARKER, Ruby Iris
1909-1995
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruby Iris Barker was born on October 6, 1909, in Brownington, to Gurth Alexander and Lora Roselie (Moree) Barker. She died in the hospital at Appleton City on Friday, December 29, 1995, at the age of 86 years, two months and 23 days. She worked for the Chrysler Corporation in Kansas City and retired in 1974. Ruby was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was faithful in her church attendance as long as her health allowed. Ruby's interests included gardening, travel and all the children of the family. Even though she lived in Kansas City all of her adult life, she would find a little corner of the yard to grow some flowers. She enjoyed the mountains, making several trips out west to see them. Other favorite trips were to Spain, London, Paris and Hawaii. She took great pride in the accomplishments of all her nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Art Barker, and one sister, Edna Pearl Barker. She is survived by two brothers, Leo Barker, Quartzsite, Arizona, and Raymond Barker, Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Ivonne Azbell, Ponca City, Oklahoma, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Graveside services were held in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Tuesday, January 2, 1996.

BARKER, Waneta Emma GOSLIN COOK
1921-1994
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Waneta Emma Barker, daughter of Charles E. and Anna M. (Parscale) Goslin, was born June 4, 1921, at Clinton and died February 24, 1994, at the Northwood Hills Healthcare Center, Humansville, at the age of 72 years. She had lived in Deepwater before she moved to Humansville. She was a member of the Deepwater Baptist Church, Deepwater. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Ralph Barker, Deepwater; two sons, Charles E. Cook, Platte City, and James F. Cook, Fremont, California, as well as four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, February 28. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARKER, William Ronald
1943-1996
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Ronald Barker was born April 15, 1943, in Clinton to William Robert Barker and Francis Delores Hills Barker, both having preceded him in death. Ronnie entered into rest August 5, 1996, at the St. John's Hospital in Springfield at the age of 53 years. Ronnie was a lifelong resident of the Clinton/Deepwater area and spent most of his school years in Deepwater and graduated from the high school in Appleton City. As he was growing up he was an active member of Boy Scout Troop 432 and played Little League baseball. He was given the nickname "Bull" in grade school which stuck through his school years. Ronnie married Delores Crawford in December of 1971. He liked to go to the car races. He even participated a few times. Just not on the track. He became an over-the-road truck driver and never lost his love for that. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as working on cars. Ronnie is survived by his wife, Delores, of the home; three sons. Jaye Crawford and Bill Barker of Aurora and Gene Barker of the home; three daughters, Lisa Cullen of Clinton, Carman Crawford and Candice Leto, both of Jacksonville. Florida; three brothers, Rolla Barker of Buckner. Butch Barker of Independence, and Donald Barker of Grain Valley; one sister, Mary "Sissy" Crowley of Braymer; three grandchildren. Desiree Watts. Kevin Cullen and Robert Cullen. Ronnie was always a busy man with his six kids. Teaching his boys hunting skills and taking the family on fishing trips and don't forget the dreaded job of teaching the kids to drive. To those of us who knew him, he was a lifelong friend who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Thursday. August 8. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

BARKER, Wilson Creed
1837-1917
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Wilson Creed Barker - b: Sep 20 1837 - d: Dec 11 1917 - The subject of this sketch, Wilson Creed Barker, was born in Marion county, Indiana, in the year 1837, and departed this life Dec. 11th, 1917, aged 80 years, 3 months and 21 days. With his parents he moved from Indiana to Iowa, and from there to Buchanan county, this state. In 1866 he married Emma Miles. They then moved to Henry county, where they had since resided. He had suffered intensely for the last few years, but was patient, bearing it all with Christian fortitude. He was a member of the Methodist church at Teays Chapel, near his home, and had been for many years; was respected by all who knew him. He leaves his aged wife, who had been so faithful in administering to his every want; also five children and 22 grandchildren. The daughters are: Mrs. Mildred Williamson, Mrs. Daisy Rusk, Mrs. Etta Rogers and Mrs. Lula Sullivan, and one son, Joseph Barker. All were present, except Mrs. Rogers, who was prevented by sickness. Uncle Wils, as he was familiarly called will be missed by many. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the family, and especially to the aged widow. May the "peace that passeth understanding" be given her. And may his rest be complete. The funeral was held Dec. 18th at Teays Chapel, and the remains interred in the Teays Chapel cemetery. The family wish to thank their friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during this time of bereavement.

BARKSDALE, James Walter
1941-2010
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 3 2010 - James Walter Barksdale was born November 9, 1941, in Independence to Vernon and Kathryn (Braden) Barksdale and died Friday, February 26, 2010, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence. Jim graduated from the Lowry City High School on May 14, 1959. After graduation he served his country in the United States Marine Corps from August 7, 1959, to August 6, 1965. Jim lived in Independence. He was very faithful to his job at TWA, retiring in 2002. Jim was a quiet, unassuming man. He was talented in his work and various projects he did around the family farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Kathryn Barksdale; brother Rolyn, and brothers-in-law, Leslie Gibbens and Roger Goodnight. Jim is survived by two sisters, Kathleen "Kathy" Gibbens and Lou Ann Goodnight; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Graveside services were Tuesday, March 2, at the Lowry City Cemetery.

BARMORE, Richard E.
1917-1995
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Richard E. Barmore, 77, Deepwater, died Thursday, September 28, 1995, at his home. He was born in New Castle, Calif., and lived in Independence most of his life before moving to Deepwater in recent years. Mr. Barmore was in area maintenance with Lake City Arsenal for 28 years, retiring in 1980. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. army Air Force. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 76 in Independence. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Lake City 25 Year Club. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His survivors include three sons, Roy E. Barmore and Daniel L. Dorse, both of Independence, and Larry W. Barmore, Lake Waukomis; two daughters, Lessie D. Bupp, Balitmore, Md., and Patricia J. Fick, Florida; two sisters, Wilda Sandy, Overland Park, Ks., and Margaret Goldsmith, Las Vegas, Nv.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, October 2, at Speaks Suburban Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Washington Cemetery.

BARNARD, Shirley MOORE
1944-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 24 2003 - Shirley Barnard, 59, Windsor, died Monday afternoon, September 22, 2003, at the Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born May 28, 1944, in Marshall, the daughter of John Edward Moore and Annabell (Silkwood) Moore. She worked for the International Shoe Factory, Banquet Foods and rival Manufacturing, all in Sweet Springs. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Higginsville. She is survived by two sisters, Helen Burford, Higginsville, and Mary Biggs, Windsor; a niece, Tammy Wood, Higginsville; a nephew, Charles Burford, Urich; a great-niece and great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents. No public funeral services will be held. Cremation.

BARNES, Alvah Lee
1896-1937
Edgmand Cemetery, Columbus, Cherokee Co, KS
Clinton MO - Death claimed Alvah L. Barnes at 6:30 a.m. Friday at St. Luke's hospital, Kansas City. Mr. Barnes had never recovered consciousness following a skull fracture received early last Wednesday morning at the Crowe coal mines when a large rock coming from above struck his head, just above the right ear. He was hurried to the hospital, but an X-ray picture showed a definite fracture at the base of the skull and up the back of the head, and physicians could offer no hope of recovery. Alvah Lee Barnes was born in Douglas County, Missouri, July 20, 1896. In 1899 he has taken by his parents to Kansas where they made their home. In 1929 Mr. Barnes returned to Missouri to Minden Mines where he was employed by the Crowe Coal Co. He then moved to Clinton in 1931, living on East Green street, but later went to Deepwater where he worked in the Tebo mines. Re-employed by the Crowe Coal Co. at Clinton as shovel ground man January 17 he kept his residence at Deepwater, driving back and forth daily for his work. It was while clearing away debris before the shovel Wednesday morning that the fatal accident occurred and the wonder of medical men was that death was not instant. Alvah Barnes was married to Esther Buergin December 1, 1917, at Columbus, Kans. To them were born three children, a daughter, Irma, who graduated from the Deepwater High School last year, and two sons, Harold, a senior and Howard, a sophomore in the high school this winter, who with their mother are left to mourn the untimely passing of their good and kind father. Mr. Barnes is further survived by his mother Mrs. Ida Erin of Clinton; a brother Leslie Barnes, northeast of Clinton, and three sisters, Mrs. Etta Steele and Mrs. Myrtle Herring of Scammon, Kan., and Mrs. Dottie Sales of Goldbar, Wash. Mr. Barnes, cut off in his prime, was a fine and respected man, always faithful to his responsibilities in life. He was proud of his family and provided well for them, industrious and energetic, never shirking a task. His body was taken directly from St Luke's hospital to the home of Mrs. Barnes' mother, Mrs. Carrie Buergin, north of Columbus, Kans., where the funeral service was conducted Sunday. The body was laid to rest in Edgmond Cemetery.

BARNES, Clara Katherine
1910-1996
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clara Katherine Barnes, born December 29, 1910, in Columbus, Kansas, was the second of 10 children born to William and Katheryn Edith Hawkins Barnes. She died Friday, June 21, 1996, at John Knox Village in Lee's Summit. Clara was raised in a loving family with strong principles and values and a strong belief in an education. This support and desire for learning helped to shape a future career for Clara. Clara graduated from Columbus High School in Columbus, Kansas. She did her undergraduate work at Central Missouri State at Warrensburg. Her master's degree was from Columbia University in New York. Clara started her teaching career in Cairo, Mo., in a one-room school. She then went to White School for another one-room school experience. She was excited and challenged when her next teaching assignment was to open a kindergarten classroom in Clinton. During the 1940s, Clara moved to Kansas City and taught in what was called an "open air classroom" for health-impaired children. Following this, she taught primary grades in the Kansas City School District. In the early 1950s, Clara went to Bremerhaven, Germany, to teach in the American Dependent Schools for the US Army. She traveled extensively throughout the war-torn countries of western Europe. Clara returned to Kansas City and resumed her primary grade teaching and then served as a reading consultant near the end of her career. Clara retired to Clinton in 1975 and then moved to Lee's Summit in June 1995 to the John Knox Village. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Eastern Star, Women's City Club and United Methodist Church of Clinton. She leaves three sisters, Grace Long, Overland Park, Kansas, Carolyn Randolph, Grandview, and Myrtle Wallace, Clinton; one brother, Fred Barnes of Deepwater and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her sister, Ida Rhoades and brothers, George, Jake, Joe and Bob Barnes. Funeral services were held Monday, June 24, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. A private burial in Englewood Cemetery was under the direction of the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.

BARNES, Claudia M. GREENWELL
1917-2002
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2002 - Claudia M. Barnes, 85, Deepwater, died Wednesday, December 4, at Golden Valley Hospital.- Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 7 2003 - Claudia M. Barnes was born October 25, 1917, at Mt. Zion, daughter of Claude and Ruby Snyder Greenwell. She found peace in our Father's arms on December 4, 2002, at the age of 85. She had lived most of her life in Henry County, living on the farm where she was born. She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and the Faith and Hope Extension Club. She married Fred Barnes on May 1, 1938, at Clinton. She was his loving wife for 64 years. She was the devoted mother of Fred Jr. and wife Jane, Walnut Creek, California, Ed and wife Susan, Brookfield, Wisconsin, Gary and wife Candi, Overland Park, Kansas; a proud grandmother of Debbie, Patti, Jenny, Jamie and husband John Durham, Erick and wife Kris, Jana and husband Lou Gilbert, Steve and wife Christian, Jason and Dusty; the step-grandmother of David, Jason, Allison, Adam and Alex; great-grandmother of Jesse and Hannah Durham, Jack and Kayla Barnes, Claire and Laney Gilbert and Steve Barnes. She also leaves behind a sister, Dorotha Harrison, Denver, Colorado. Funeral services were held December 8 at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

BARNES, Fred E.
1919-2008
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 20 2008 - Fred Barnes, a longtime resident of Henry County, died on July 31, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, following complications from a stroke. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Mt. Zion. Fred lived and worked in Missouri most of his life and has family, business acquaintances and many friends in Clinton and the surrounding areas. He was born on June 17, 1919, in Columbus, Kansas, to Les and Kate Barnes. For a period the Barnes family lived in Scammon, Kansas, and then moved to the Fields Creek community near Clinton in 1933. There were 10 children in the Barnes family and all grew up and attended schools in Clinton. Fred was the last surviving member of his family. Fred graduated from Clinton High School in 1937 and remained in Clinton until 1942. During and following high school, he worked at the Simes Shoe Store and Pogue Drug Store in Clinton. In 1942, Fred joined the Missouri Highway Patrol as a trooper and moved his family to Flat River. From 1944-45 he served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman and then returned to the Highway Patrol office in Flat River. Fred served on the Patrol for nearly 22 years with a number of assignments and locations through the western region of Missouri. He worked in Nevada from 1946-57, including a one-year assignment in Carthage; Lee's Summit in 1957-58; Warrensburg from 1960-64. While stationed in Warrensburg, Fred had patrol duties in Henry County and subsequently was promoted to Sergeant in charge of the Henry and Johnson County zones. He resigned from the Highway Patrol in late 1964 and moved back to Henry County where he had resided since. From 1964-74, he worked for BMA Insurance and from 1974 onward, Fred was involved as an investigator for legal cases for Bill Cason, Julius Wall and other law firms in the Clinton area. He returned to work for the state of Missouri as a commercial vehicle officer from 1985-86, under the state's program for updating retirement benefits for former state employees. In 1938, Fred married Claudia Greenwell, daughter of Ruby and Claude Greenwell of Mt. Zion. He was preceded in death by Claudia In December 2002. Claudia was a descendent of the Greenwell and Snyder families who lived and farmed in Mt. Zion. Fred and Claudia had three sons, Fred, who lives with his wife, Jane, in Walnut Creek, California, Ed, who lives with his wife, Susan, in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and Gary, who lives with his wife, Candi, in Olathe, Kansas. Fred has 14 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.

BARNES, Gary "Teddy"
1948-2002
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 23 2002 - Gary "Teddy" Barnes, 53, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 26, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in Parks Chapel Cemetery. He was born June 27, 1948, in Clinton, son of O. W. and Norene Baker Barnes. He worked as a mechanic for cook Tractor for a number of years. He was a member of the American Pool Players Association, a former drag racer and liked to rebuild cars. Preceding him in death were his parents, and one brother, A. L. Baker. Survivors include one daughter, Amber Barnes, Grandview; five brothers, A. L. Barnes, Mathison, Colorado, Benny Barnes, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ralph Barnes, Clinton, Owen Barnes, Hurst, Texas, Jerry Barnes, El Dorado, Kansas; five sisters, Aliene House, Hemet California, Fay Houk, Clinton, Martha Releford, Hutchison, Kansas, Ruby Hopkins, Wichita, Kansas, Linda Barnes, Clinton, along with several nieces and nephews.

BARNES, James L.
1909-1992
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James L. Barnes, 83, 604 North Booth, Clinton, died Friday, March 27, 1992 at Golden valley Hospital. He was born in Marysville, Kansas, on January 6, 1909, to James L. and Sarah Ann Barnes. The family moved to Goff, Kansas, when he was quite young. He attended school in Goff and graduated from high school there and then attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. On August 14, 1933, he was united in marriage to Lucille Martin and to this union five daughters and one son were born. The family moved from their farm in Kansas in 1936 to a dairy farm in Camdenton. He worked closely with the FHA in Camden County as a loan officer and he and the family milked cows, bottled and delivered milk to stores and homes in Camdenton for many years. In 1952, the family moved to a farm near Quincy. He was a well respected and successful farmer, working closely with the FHA and other farm organizations. He served on the Hickory County and Weaubleau School Boards. He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, Quincy. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to coon hunt and fish. He also enjoyed his garden very much. He loved high school sports and attended whenever he could. Jim and Lucille retired in 1980 and moved to Clinton. He is survived by his wife Lucille of the home; his children, Shirley Oviatt, Sharon Minich, Carol Parsons, Mary Temple and Jim Jr., all of Clinton and Patricia Frankenfeld of Roscoe; plus 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one nephew, Bill Barnes of Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Raymond Barnes. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Monday, March 30, 1992. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNES, Linda Sue
1955-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2008 - Linda Sue Barnes, age 53, Nevada, Missouri passed away Monday, November 10, 2008 at the Medicalodge of Nevada. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Linda was born in Wichita, Kansas the youngest of twelve children. She was a member of the Apostolic Penecostal Church, Clinton. Linda is survived by four sisters, Helen Faye Houk, Clinton, Missouri, Ruby Hopkins, Sheldon, Missouri, Aliene House, Plano, Texas, and Martha Releford, Colorado City, Colorado; five brothers, Ralph Barnes, Clinton, Missouri, Alvin Barnes, Matheson, Colorado, Benny Barnes, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Albert Barnes, Hurst, Texas, and Gerald Barnes, Eldorado, Kansas; a number of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

BARNES, Margaret Lucille MARTIN
1914-1994
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret Lucille Barnes was born October 9, 1914, at Wetmore, Ks., daughter of James and Margaret Martin. She died Saturday, July 2, 1994, at her home at 604 North Booth, Clinton. She graduated from Wetmore High School and taught school for a short time before marriage. She was united in marriage to James L. Barnes on August 14, 1933. To this union six children were born: Shirley Oviatt, Sharon Minich, Carol Parsons, Mary Temple and James Jr. of Clinton and Patricia Frankenfield of Roscoe. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and one brother, Bob Martin and his wife Dorothy of Maryville, Ks. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and one aunt, Mildred Geyer, 102 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband James Barnes, on March 27, 1992. Also preceding her in death are her parents, three sisters, and one brother. After James and Lucille were married, they live din Kansas until moving to Camdenton in 1936. They operated a dairy farm until 1952 when they moved to a farm near Quincy, where they farmed until they retired and moved to Clinton in September of 1980. While living near Quincy, Lucille was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church where she was very active. She was also a member of the Friendly Circle Club. She worked one summer at the Scout Camp and later was a substitute postmaster at Quincy. After moving to Clinton, she became a member of the First Baptist Church, where she enjoyed the fellowship of her Sunday School class. She also belonged to the LaDue Community Club. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, July 6, 1994. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

BARNES, Marie E. RODABAUGH
1911-2001
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 16 2001 - Marie E. Barnes, 89, Osceola, died Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Osceola Christian Church. She is survived by her son, Charles Barnes and his wife, Mary Ellen, Harrisonville; her daughter, Julia Lee Scott, Sedalia; four half-brothers, Lynn Rodabaugh of Deepwater, Tom Rodabaugh of Osceola, Dennis Rodabaugh of Hastings, Florida, and Gene Rodabaugh of Nebraska; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Sunday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

BARNES, Mary Grace HOUSTON
1921-2007
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 1 2007 - It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Grace Houston Barnes announces her passing on September 30, 2007, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. Mary Grace lived a long and full life. Born to Roscoe John and Ollie Elizabeth (Wallace) Houston on October 31, 1921, she had one brother Thurman Houston, and one sister Frances Bradley. All have preceded her in death. Born and raised in Calhoun, she moved to Clinton at the age of 17 to begin her 53 years of employment with the following businesses: Mary worked 12 years for the Agriculture Adjustment Association beginning August 4, 1939, to June 1951 on the third floor of the county courthouse. Immediately following, Mary was employed by the DeKalb Agriculture Association as district secretary where she worked for 12 years, until August 4, 1963. In September of 1963, she began work with Briggs & Tillman and remained there until September 1, 1991, when she retired as executive secretary. On August 24, 1944, she married Joe Leslie Barnes and their marriage was blessed with two daughters and alter five grandchildren. She enjoyed many lifelong friends throughout the years. Mary Grace thrived on yard work and had many beautiful flowers and lovely trees around her home. As the years went by, her grandchildren brought the great-grandchildren around to play; bringing Mary much needed company and happiness. She will be missed, but knowing she is suffering no longer makes our hearts less heavy. Mary Grace is survived by her two daughters, Joanna Cruce of Kansas City and Marilynn (and husband Michael) Ferro of Clinton. She will be greatly missed by her five grandchildren, Anna Vaughan, Sarah Morris, Larry Cruce, Mary Elizabeth Chapa and Michael Leslie Ferro. She will be fondly remembered by seven great-grandchildren, Jacob, Torre and Tarren Vaughan, Andrew and Katherine Morris, Victor and Michael Chapa, and many treasured nieces and nephews. There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, October 2, at the Calhoun Cemetery. Interment will follow where Mary Grace will rest beside her husband Joe in the Barnes family plot.

BARNES, Matthew Thomas
2001-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2001 - Matthew Thomas Barnes, stillborn infant son of Brad and Tracy Barnes, Windsor, died late Wednesday evening, October 31, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Claire G. Barnes of the home; two half-brothers, Taylor Barnes and Chase Barnes, Henderson, Kentucky; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Polly and Larry Pollard, Mt. Home, Arkansas; maternal grandfather, William Allen, Yellville, Arkansas; paternal grandparents, Fern Barchet, Evansville, Indiana, Esto and June Buse, Sellvin, Indiana, Redeena Bullington, Henderson, Kentucky, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services were held Saturday, November 3, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor,

BARNES, Nellie Mae HUDSON
1919-2011
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2011 - Nellie Mae Barnes, 91, Osceola, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Stockton Nursing Home, Stockton. Services were Saturday, May 14, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home. Burial at Osceola Cemetery.

BARNES, Ruth A. WOOLERY
1914-1995
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ruth A. Barnes, 80, Lowry City, died Sunday, May 21, 1995, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born near Osceola, and was a lifelong St. Clair area resident. She is survived by her husband Jack, of the home; one son, J. W. Barnes of Lowry City; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly Brewster of Lowry City and Mrs. Linda Cornett of Lee's Summit; one brother, Sherman Woolery of Lowry City; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 22, at the Lowry City Cemetery. Burial was in the Lowry City Cemetery.

BARNES, Ruth Margaret TERRILL
1913-2000
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 10 2000 - Ruth Margaret Barnes, daughter of Robert Arthur Terrill and Gertrude Brogan Terrill, was born November 27, 1913, in Darksville, and died January 13, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, Kansas. Ruth was united in marriage to George Barnes on November 14, 1937. George preceded her in death on January 27, 1985. Ruth and George had lived in Pleasanton, Kansas, Columbia and Clinton until Ruth moved to Topeka, Kansas, four years ago. Ruth was a 50-year member of Hope Chapter of Order of Eastern Star in Pleasanton, Kansas. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church where she was active in the CWF and her Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the First Christian Church of Topeka, Kansas. She is survived by her three daughters, Judy Williams of Lee's Summit, Jane Newton of Fenton, and Diane Hall of Topeka, Kansas; her caregiver and grandson, Chris Williams of Topeka, Kansas; six other grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; her sister, Alberta Smith of Lee's Summit, and her half-brother, Robert Terrill of Kansas City; as well as several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, January 15. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNETT, Andrew Jackson
1828-1909
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 17 1909 - Andrew Jackson Barnett died at his residence, 502 East Ohio Street, on July 13, at 5:45 p.m. The last surviving member of a family of eight children; born near Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 2, 1828, a descendant from a sturdy German family, his grandfather having come to America from Germany in an early day. In the early fifties, he came to Missouri settling near Kansas City; married Hanna J. Rogers, who died a few years later leaving one son, William L. Barnett. Married in 1867 to P. Virginia Shipley, formerly of Baltimore, in Iowa City. Came to this county the same year. Six children by this union, S. Alfred, L. Jack, Clinton A., Lovelace Shipley, Robert E. and Mrs. J. H. Avery. United with the Methodist Church in his youth. After coming to Missouri he became a member of the Christian Church.

BARNETT, Charles W. "Barney"
1870-1902
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 11 1902 - Charles W. Barnett died at his home on the corner of Fifth and Lincoln Monday, October 6, 1902, at 8:20 p.m. after a three weeks' illness with a complication of diseases. He was born in Wells County, Indiana March 15, 1870 and was 32 at the time of his death. He came to Clinton 14 years ago, was an employee of the Clinton Pottery and was a steady, industrious man, always cheerful and happy. The voice of "Barney" is stiled forever. He leaves a wife, two children, a mother and three sisters. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Funeral at the home and burial in Englewood. Many beautiful floral offerings were given by the lodges and employees of the pottery.

BARNETT, Dorothy H.
1915-2002
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2002 - Dorothy H. Barnett, 86, Auburn, Washington, formerly of Osceola, died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, in Auburn. She and her late husband, Kenith, operated a vending business in the Osceola area for many years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charlene Gaston, and a son, Kenith. Funeral services will be Friday, March 8, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Garden Cemetery, Osceola.

BARNETT, Dorothy M. FINKBEINER
1911-1992
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Dorothy M. Barnett, 80, died Tuesday, February 11, 1992 at the Abilene, Kansas nursing center. She was born November 20, 1911 at Miltonvale, Kansas, daughter of Charles and Margaret Loveland Finkbeiner. She grew up in the area and, in early years, worked in Topeka and Wichita, moving to California in 1951. She was married to Verliss Barnett and they retired and moved to Urich in 1967. Mr. Barnett died in 1972. She had made her home in Abilene since 1988. Survivors include a brother of Wichita; one sister Pauline Alexander of Crestline, Ca. Graveside services will be held in Urich on Saturday. Arrangements by Danner Funeral Home.

BARNETT, Harry A.
1905-1995
McKendree Cemetery, Chapel Hill, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Harry A. Barnett, 89, were held Sunday afternoon, March 19, 1995, at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa. Burial was in the McKendree Cemetery there. Mr. Barnett died Friday, March 17, 1995, at the Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. He was a former resident of Clinton and was a charter member and helped build Northeast Baptist Church here. He was a retail store manager for the L.B. Price Co. from 1956-70; had the Barnett Variety Store in Higginsville from 1947-1956 and was with Mattingly Brothers from 1928 to 1946. He was custodian of the 1st Baptist Church of Odessa from 1977 to 1984. Survivors include two daughters, Arlene Long and Elaine Jack, both of Higginsville; two brothers, Arthur Barnett of Kingsville and Elmer Barnett of Oak Grove; two sisters, Ruth Wilkinson of Augurn, Washington, and Verna Kline of Gladstone; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Barnett was the son of William C. Barnett and Bessie Lee Andrews Barnett. He married Ida Mae Snider July 4, 1933, in Richmond. He was a 1925 graduate of the Bates City High School.

BARNETT, Harry Glenn
1914-2001
Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 13 2001 - Harry Glenn Barnett, 87, Columbia, died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at University Hospital in Columbia. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Park Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City. He was born January 9, 1914, at Norris, the son of Frank C. and Ora A. Steight Barnett. Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and one sister. Survivors include three brothers, Elmer C. Barnett, Archie, Robert E. Barnett, Peculiar, and Harold C. Barnett, Garden City.

BARNETT, John
abt 1861-1892
Clinton MO, Feb 6 1892 - The remains of John Barnett were taken thru Clinton last week for burial at Lowry City, from Bedrod, Iowa. He died on the 28th of January, in the 31st year of his age. A nephew of A. B. Hopkins of the Mercantile store.

BARNETT, Lela Faye WOIRHAYE CAMPBELL
1924-2009
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Lela Faye Woirhaye Campbell Barnett was born June 4, 1924, to James William Woirhaye and Elsie Ewing Woirhaye. Lela left this earthly life Feb. 7, 2009. Lela married William Harold Campbell Aug. 1, 1941. To this union three daughters and one son were born: Marilyn Faye, Delores Jean, Joy Lynn, and infant son Billy Dean (who preceded her in death). They spent most of their married life north of Ballard, Lela raising the girls and Bill working at Fisher Body in Kansas City. Lela decided when her youngest daughter, Joy, left home she would do something she had always dreamed of. Lela began nursing school at Nevada. She graduated Nov. 29, 1971, as an LPN nurse. She then began working at Butler Hospital and later became the first Bates County health nurse. The saddest day of Lela's life, besides losing Billy Dean, was the death of her beloved husband, Bill, after a long battle with cancer. Lela married Robert Campbell. Their marriage was blissful, yet short-lived. Robert preceded Lela in death. Lela married Virgil Barnett on June 18, 1986. The two spent most of their days traveling, camping, and enjoying their grandchildren. Virgil survives Lela Barnett. Her dear sister, Evelyn Campbell of Marshall, also survives Lela. Lela's beloved daughter, Delores Jean, preceded her in death at the young age of 55. Her grandchildren, Kim, Jana, DeAnn, Mark, Darrin, Brooke, and Dana will always hold their "Nana" close to their hearts. The grandchildren are grateful for her ability to shape their lives. Lela also was a busy great-grandmother to 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 9, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

BARNETT, Loreta Marie HICKMAN
1917-1984
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Loreta Marie Barnett, 67, of Route 1, Blairstown, died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4, at the home of her son Larry. She was born Oct. 29, 1917 near Clinton, the daughter of Louis Lillard and Lena Christina (Barchert) Hickman. On July 24, 1941, she was united in marriage with Virgil Roy Barnett of Creighton. They made their home on a farm near Blairstown for more than 43 years. She joined the Creighton United Methodist Church shortly after her marriage and was an active member until her death. She is survived by her husband, Virgil of the home; one son, Larry and wife Kathryn; one daughter, Joyce and husband Lee; four grandchildren; three sisters, Lola Puckett, Leta Smith, Lillie Sexton; one brother, Louis Hickman and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and one grandson. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Creighton Methodist Church. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

BARNETT, Lytle Elvin
1908-2005
Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Roscoe Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 21 2005 - Lytle E. Barnett, 97, Osceola, died at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City, Thursday, October 20, 2005. She is survived by two sons, Derl of Osceola and Noel D. (Ben) and wife Sharon, Nixa; one daughter, Wanda Coleman and husband Jimmie, Clinton.

BARNETT, Matty Lee CURL, Dr.
1880-1936
Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike Co, MO
Clinton MO - Dr. Mattylee Barnett, wife of Robert E. Barnett of the Barnett Wholesale Grocery Co., died in her room at the Avalon apartment hotel in St. Louis, at about 3 a.m. Monday from heart failure. She had been thought exceptionally well of late and had been at her office as usual, caring for her large number of eye cases, and had played cards with friends the evening before her demise. Mattylee Curl was the daughter of Rev. Curl, Northern Methodist minister, who came as pastor to Clinton some thirty years ago from Siloam Springs, Mo., when she met and married R. E. Barnett. She was much interested in medicine and completing her studies, went to Denver as a general practitioner. She returned to Missouri several years later, specializing in eyes and has for years been recognized as one of the leading eye specialist of St. Louis. At the time of her death she was vice president of the St. Louis Medical Association and expected to go to the Medical Convention in Kansas City, which meets this spring. Dr. Barnett is survived by her husband Robert E. Barnett of Clinton; her mother Mrs. Clara S. Curl; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth McMillan and Mrs. Harold Poole, of Kansas City. The funeral services were Tuesday in St. Louis, then the body was taken to Louisiana, Mo., for interment beside her father and brother.

BARNETT, Ola Lee
1896-2000
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2000 - Ola Lee Barnett, 103, Clinton, died Sunday, March 5, 200, at Westwood Nursing Home. She was born April 20, 1896, at Polktown, daughter of J. S. and Annabel Freeman Barnett. She attended Warrensburg State College. She was a deaconess and a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. She belonged to the PEO Sisterhood. Her parents and two sisters, Mary Ann Schroff and Madge Kemper preceded her in death. The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 7, at the Consalus Chapel with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

BARNETT, Robbie Thelma HOLMES
1907-1997
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robbie Thelma Barnett was born April 7, 1907, in Lowry City to William and Lucy Letser Holmes and died Saturday, September 1997, at the Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mrs. Barnett, a homemaker, was a lifelong St. Clair County area resident. She was united in marriage to Bernard Barnett, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son William Roger Barnett; one granddaughter Janice Barnett; one sister Pearl Nelson. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Mary Barnett of Osceola; one grandson William Barnett Jr. of Camdenton; one granddaughter Brenda Grantham of Grandview; three great-grandsons, Brandon Grantham, David Grantham and Michael Barnett; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery near Lowry City.

BARNETT, Roberta Margueritte BRUGGER
1928-1999
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roberta Margueritte Barnett, daughter of Frederick Ceaser & Margueritte (Burford) Brugger, was born September 1, 1928, in St. Joseph, and died at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton, June 14, 1999, at the age of 70 years. Roberta had lived in St. Joseph most of her life before moving to the Clinton area about three years ago. Roberta is survived by her husband, William Barnett of the home; two sons, Michael Ray Smith of Livingston, Montana, and Thomas Joseph Barnett of Raymore; two daughters, Roberta Lynn Stanburger of Camden Point and Beth Ann Barnett of Kansas City; as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, June 17. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNETT, Samuel Alfred
1867-1940
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - S. A. Barnett, one of the most able and experienced business men in Clinton, respected by contemporaries and beloved by family and all employees died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1940, at a Kanas City hospital where he had been critically ill since January 10 with heart trouble and complications. Born northwest of Clinton, Oct. 10, 1867, of well known family. Mr. Barnett had lived in Clinton since his youth and first became a part of Clinton business life when he was an integral factor of the Barnett Brothers retail grocery store at the southeast corner of the square. Late he became a salesman for the Crome Wholesale Grocery Company, a valuable part of that large business. January 1, 1912, the Barnett, Gerhardt, and Winters Wholesale Grocery Company was formed and they built the present wholesale house on South Main Street fronting the M. K. & T. railroad tracks. Some ten years ago, Mr. Barnett, the president of the grocery company, bought the interest from Otto Gerhardt and Mr. Winters having died, the firm became known as the Barnett Grocery Company and his brothers, Clint and Bob, became associated with him in business. With a genius for organization and unbounded enthusiasm for his business, Mr. Barnett saw the future in his wholesale trade and built steadily to that end, to be rewarded with one of the most sound and extensive wholesale establishments in this part of the state. Besides being an expert and farsighted business man whose services were always in demand on various boards and committees, where he was always generous and interested with his services, he was also a loyal Christian, one of the pillars of the Second Street Methodist Church, to which he was one of the most generous contributors of money and time for he was president of the Board of Trustees and had taught a Sunday school class of young men of high school age for almost 25 years. To them he gave not only spiritual guidance, for he was a men of fine and temperate habits, but also engendered in them the same wholesome ideals of honesty, fair play, early rising and hard work that had helped him along the road to success in his splendid life. Mr. Barnett never recovered from the sorrow caused by the death of his beautiful, young and lovely wife, the former Miss Marie Zimmerman, of Valley Falls, Kans., for whom he built the fine home at the corner of Third and Ohio streets, where the E. A. Lindstrom family live today. After a time he went to the home of his brother Clint Barnett, and wife on South Second Street to live, where he had since resided. To his four nephews and three nieces, he gave the generous and impartial love of a father and, to the many boys who came to work in the wholesale house, he pointed the way to thrift and success by example, generosity that was almost proverbial and wholehearted interest that was an inspiration to them all. Mr. Barnett in speaking of "his boys" had always praise and admiration for them for the felt sincerely and closely attached to them. Mr. Barnett is survived by his brothers, Clint and Bob, and one sister, Mrs. J. H. Avery, of Long Beach, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Clint Barnett and son John Egger of Boston, who came home a little over a week ago to be with his uncle, were in Kansas City at the time of his death, having done everything that means and medical skill could supply to continue life. They had not returned to Clinton at press time late Wednesday, hence funeral arrangements were unknown and further information was unavailable.

BARNETT, Virgil Roy
1915-2010
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2010 - Virgil Roy Barnett of Urich was born September 24, 1915, near Urich, the son of John Harrison and Hattie Lee (Giltner) Barnett. He departed this life on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton, at the age of 94 years, eight months and 12 days. On July 24, 1941, Virgil was united in marriage to Loreta Marie Hickman in Clinton. He later married Lela Faye (Woirhaye) Campbell on June 18, 1986. Virgil was a farmer and stockman and his family was selected as the Farm Family of the Year for Henry County in 1955. As a young man, Virgil worked tearing out the Leaky Roof Railroad tracks through Urich and Creighton and then began working and building Highway 35, which later became Highway 7. Virgil completed first through eighth grades at Oak Grove Rural School near Urich and had lived near Blairstown before moving to Clinton. He was community-minded by serving on the Blairstown School Board, was active in the Brushy 4-H Club and served many years on the Henry County Fair Board. A memory that he never forgot was getting to met former President Harry S. Truman while serving on the fair board. In his 70's and 80's he enjoyed woodworking, building many shelves, model cars and trucks in his home workshop. Virgil and Lela for many years enjoyed seeing the country traveling in their travel trailer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Loreta, on November 4, 1984; his second wife Lela, on February 7, 2009; a grandson Michael Meyer; a stepdaughter Delores Jean Chenoweth; three sisters, Nadine Spry, Beulah Sundberg and Evelyn Sloan. Virgil is survived by a son Larry V. Barnett and wife Kathryn, Urich; a daughter Joyce J. Meyer and husband Lee, Independence; two stepdaughters, Marilyn Sloan and husband Gary, Urich, Joy Ford and husband Fred, Lee's Summit; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 19 step-great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 10, at the dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

BARNETT, William Joseph
1929-2007
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 31 2007 - William Joseph Barnett was born October 7, 1929, in St. Joseph, the son of Hiram Spencer and Agnes (Bashinski) Barnett. He died at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, on January 12, 2007, at the age of 77 years. He served in the Navy. He was married to Roberta Margueritte Brugger Barnett, who preceded him in death on June 14, 1999. William was a millwright for General Motors at the Leeds and Fairfax plants in Kansas City before retiring in 1991. William is survived by one son, Thomas Barnett and wife, Karen, and three granddaughters, Ashley, Emily and Chelsea, all of Powell. Ohio; his daughter Beth Barnett of Kansas City, and one sister Betty Weidmaier of St. Joseph. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, January 16. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNHART, Annie Viola SUTTON
1938-2011
Annie Viola Barnhart, age 72, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away early Sunday morning, March 27, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. She was born in Pemiscott County, Missouri, on August 3, 1938, the daughter of Charles Leslie and Eunice Gertrude Brown Sutton. On September 11, 1955, she was united in marriage to Samuel James McNeeley. Following their marriage they made their home in Naylor, Missouri. Unto this union two daughters were born. Following the dissolution of her marriage she moved to her home in Clinton, Missouri. She was then married to Ira "Barney" Barnhart in Lawton, Oklahoma. They made their home in Clinton, Missouri. In July of 1988 they moved to their home in Warsaw. Barney preceded her in death in 1991. Annie is survived by one daughter, Lavonne Beck, of Dexter, Missouri, a granddaughter, Michelle Zamora, of the home , seven other grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five sisters, Norma Menthey, of Portersville, California, Della Phillips, of Springville, California, Charlene Bullis, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Kay Ochoa, of the state of Georgia, three brothers, Donald Ray Sutton, of the state of Utah, Larry Sutton, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Robert "Bobby" Sutton, of the state of Washington, one son-in-law, Monte Ray Thornburg, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Missouri. Cremation.

BARNHART, Barbara Teene BURTON
1927-2000
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 2 2000 - Barbara T. (Burton) Barnhart, 72, Clinton, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born October 7, 1927, in Clinton, the daughter of Ellsworth E. (Jack) Burton and Orel (Harvey) Burton. Barbara was married May 9, 1946, to Earnie L. Barnhart in Ft. Scott, Kansas. They made their home in Garland where their first child, Linda, was born. In 1947 they moved to Long Beach, California. They made their home there until 1981. During that time their second child, Lowell was born in 1949. In later years Barbara was employed at the Robert Shaw Company. In 1981 she and Earnie retired and moved back to Missouri to be close to her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, going to auctions and collecting antiques. She also enjoyed playing Bingo. Their home was always open to family and friends. She was a special aunt to all of her nieces and nephews. Barbara is survived by her husband, Earnie, and grandson, Rob Bastardi of the home; one son, Lowell Barnhart, and daughter-in-law, Cathi of Garden Grove, California; one daughter, Linda Kelso of Long Beach, California; four grandchildren, Carey Joe Chase and husband, Tony, Lynell and Larry Barnhart of Orange County, California; two great-grandsons, Charles Barnhart and Christian Edward, who brought much joy and happiness to her life. She is also survived by her sister, Gerry Anstine and husband, Leonard, Blairstown; three brothers, Harvey Burton and wife, Carol, Bob Burton and wife, Carol Ann, all of Arizona, Kay Burton and wife, Betty, Las Vegas, Nevada; two brothers-in-law, C. E. (Gene) Barnhart and wife, Doris, Kansas City, and Oral Barnhart and wife, Eva, Independence, and one sister-in-law, Darlene Miller, Oceanside, California. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her oldest brother, Jack, and two younger brothers, Howard and Donald Burton. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, July 24. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNHART, Carl Wayne
1936-2013
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 30 2013 - Carl Wayne Barnhart, 76, Clinton, passed away May 16, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Carl was born on May 18, 1936, son of Tilden Marty and Frieda (Schroder) Barnhart). Carl was an only child. He grew up around Garland, northwest of Clinton. He joined the Garland Baptist Church in early childhood. Carl graduated from Clinton High School in 1954 and started farming. He married Beverly Batschelett of LaDue on June 24, 1956. They had two children, Carol Ann and Christopher Steven. His parents and son, Chris, preceded him in death. He leaves his wife of the home, Beverly, and a daughter, Carol Ann DeVette of St. Charles; four grandchildren, Lance Wagoner, Clinton, Nicholas McLaughlin of St. Louis, Christin Berg of Clinton and Chance Barnhart of Clinton, and seven great-grandchildren. Carl enjoyed gardening after his retirement and giving away his vegetables. Funeral services were held May 20 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home and interment was in Englewood Cemetery of Clinton.

BARNHART, Charles Minzo Emerson
1900-1927
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Charles Minzo Emerson Barnhart was born near Meta, Maries County, Mo., August 22, 1900, and was called away to heaven January 12, 1927, at 4:20 p.m. to await the coming of his loved ones. Deceased was 26 years, 4 months and 21 days old, at the time of his death. He was a very kind and patient sufferer, bearing his pain and suffering so well; always seemed pleasant when any one came in to see him. He was married March 29th, 1924 to Miss Hazel Trowbridge, in Kansas City, Mo. They lived there until Jan. 1925, when they came to Henry county, living near Norris, excepting a few months in Garland until he became so ill he had to be taken to a hospital in Kansas City. There an operation was performed and as soon as he was able he was brought back to his father's where he was cared for until his death. Doctors pronounced his malady cancer of the stomach. In November , he was taken bedfast, and everything that friends and relatives could do for him was done, but the Lord knoweth best and took him home out of his suffering. Their cup of happiness was completely filled when their little son, Windolf, came to live with them 19 months ago. He was the pleasure and delight of his daddy's heart. Such a cute little fellow, winning the love of every one who knows him. Charles was a kind husband, father, brother and friend. He gave his heart to God a few weeks previous to his death, and put all his trust in him. Besides his wife and baby, he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Barnhart; four brothers - Burkley of Dixon, Mo., Gus, Earnest and Tilden of Henry, county; four sisters - Mrs. Dora Rowden, of Kansas City; Mrs. Charles Prater, near Chilhowee, and Ruby at home. Funeral services were conducted at Carrsville church and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

BARNHART, Christopher Steven
1959-2012
Christopher S. Barnhart, age 52 passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Centerpoint Hospital, Independence, Missouri. Memorial services will be Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Chris was a farm laborer. He was a member of Garland Baptist Church. Survivors include his children, Cristin "Butch" Barnhart and Chance Barnhart; his parents, Carl and Beverly Barnhart, and his companion Charlotte Stump all of Clinton; his sister, Carol DeVette of St. Charles, Missouri; four grandchildren Skylar Berg, Landon Berg, Lexi Barnhart and Brody Barnhart; and nephews Lance Wagoner and Nick McLaughlin.

BARNHART, Clara Bernice CROLEY CLINE
1915-1996
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clara Bernice Croley was born September 23, 1915, in Garland, the daughter of Jesse D. and Clara M. (Horrell) Croley. She died Wednesday, July 10, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Bernice was a lifelong resident of Henry County. On November 15, 1932, in Kansas City, she was married to Seigle Cline. He preceded her in death November 1, 1963. Bernice later married Tilden Barnhart, August 1, 1965. He preceded her In death January 8, 1991. For a number of years Bernice was a cook in the public school system. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton and a charter member of the Faith and Hope Extension Club. She is survived by two daughters, Anita Eckhoff and Carolyn Karns; one stepson, Carl Barnhart; one sister, Dorothy Knisely, all of Clinton; two grandchildren, one granddaughter-in-law, one step-grandson, one step-granddaughter and four step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded In death by Thomas Lynn. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 16, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henry County.

BARNHART, Denver Oral
1927-2000
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 1 2000 - Denver Oral Barnhart, 73, was born June 7, 1927, in Henry County, the son of Jesse and Charity (Drummond) Barnhart, and died August 25, 2000, at Veterans Hospital in Kansas City. Oral married Eva Mae Collins January 7, 1946, in Girard, Kansas. They had no children. "Barney" was employed with Switzer Painting Company for 35 years until his retirement 11 years ago. He was in the Army during World War II, almost three years in Alaska as a military policeman. He and his wife, Eva, were members of Ruskin Baptist Church in Kansas City. Survivors include his wife, Eva, of the home in Kansas City; step-mother, Juanita Nestlirode of Butler; two brothers, Earnie of Clinton and C. E. (Gene), wife, Doris, of Kansas City, and one sister, Darlene Miller and husband, Bud, of Vista, California. Also many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Maxine Murray and Etta Ingham, and one brother, Ira Barnhart, and his parents, Jesse and Charity Barnhart. One step-sister, Patty Moise, also preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted August 28 at graveside, Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, by D. W. Newcomer's Son, Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City.

BARNHART, Earnie Lee
1925-2004
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2004 - Earnie Lee Barnhart, son of Jesse Earnest and Charity (Drummond) Barnhart, was born December 18, 1925, in Garland and died at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City on April 26, 2004, at the age of 78 years. Earnie was a member of the United States Marine corps during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He worked for the United States Post Office in Long Beach, California, for 33 years before retiring in 1981. He was a lifetime member of the Clinton VFW Post 1894 where he served on the Honor Guard; the American Legion Post 14, Clinton; the National Association of Letter Carriers; the Elks; the Eagles; the Chosin Few and the National Rifle Association. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Barbara; two sisters, Maxine Murray and Etta Myrel Ingram, and two brothers, Denver Barnhart and Ira Barnhart. He is survived by his wife Vondean, of the home; one son, Lowell Barnhart and wife Cathi, Garden Grove, California; one daughter Linda Kelso and companion Richard, Long Beach, California; four stepdaughters, Debra Charles and Dixie Collins, both of Clinton, Diana Collins of Warrensburg and Denice Courtney of Lawrence, Kansas; one brother, C. E. Barnhart of Deepwater, and one sister, Darlene Miller, Vista, California; five grandchildren, Robert Bastardi, Carolyne Chase, Lynell DePerio, Larry Barnhart and Matthew Kuntz and two great-grandchildren, Charley Barnhart and Lana DePerio. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, April 29. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNHART, Edna C. S. FENNEWALD JOHNSON
1906-1995
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Catherine Sophia Johnson Barnhart, 88, formerly of Appleton City, died January 9, 1995, at Woodbine Nursing Center in Gladstone. She was born August 16, 1906, to Louis Henry and Wilhelmina Catherine Schapeler Fennewald at her grandmother's home near Prairie City. One of four children, she attended school at Prairie Hill near Appleton City where she lived until moving to Clinton in 1952 and to Kansas City in 1986. On September 14, 1927, she was united in marriage to Earl Willard Johnson and to this union two children were born. Mr. Johnson died in 1960. In 1961, Edna married Grover Cleveland Barnhart who died in 1967. She worked as a practical nurse at Wetzel Hospital and Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton from 1965 to her retirement in 1981. She belonged to the Green Valley Extension Club in Appleton City. She was formerly a member of the First Baptist Church in Appleton City and Clinton and currently a member of the Northgate Baptist Church in North Kansas City. She is survived by one son, Robert Lee Johnson and wife, Nola, of Lee's Summit; one daughter, Dorothy E. Laverentz and husband Raymond, of Kansas City; one stepdaughter, Geraldine Tally and husband Gerald, of Warrensburg; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death also by one brother, Arthur Fennewald; two sisters, Della Dody and Ardell Conrad; a stepdaughter, Velma Loree Rukes; a step-grandson, James Earl Rukes. Funeral services were Thursday, January 12, at the First Baptist Church in Appleton City. Burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery.

BARNHART, Edward A. Sr.
1856-1927
Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO - Edward A. Barnhart, Sr., 71 years old, president of Eads Water Co., 415 West 10th street, died Wednesday, November 23rd, from an illness of several months. In 1865, he came here with his parents from Dayton, Ohio, living in Kansas City a few years, then moving to Clinton, where in later years he engaged in the Clinton nursery business with his father, John Barnhart, who was the first man to engage in the nursery business west of the Mississippi river, the father retiring and the son continued the business, until 18 years ago. He was active in politics, having served as mayor of the town. He also was one of the organizers of the Clinton Elks Lodge, No. 1034. He was a member of M. W. A. Lodge, 2264. In 1909 he moved back to Kansas City and since that time has been connected with Eads Water Co. He lived at 42356 Charlotte Street and leaves his widow, Florence K. Barnhart, and three children - Mrs. James Haller, 3805 Warwick Blvd.; Ed A. Barnhart, Jr., 4235 Charlotte street; Mrs. L. D. Woltzen, 3805 Warwick Blvd., and one sister, Mrs. Frank P. Jones, of Los Angeles, Calif.

BARNHART, Eva Mae COLLINS
1922-2006
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 28 2006 - Eva Mae Barnhart, born October 5, 1922, in Henry County, the daughter of Ira Malcom and Violet Helen (Crain) Collins, died at Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton, on April 1, 2006, at the age of 83 years. Eva was a homemaker. She was married to Denver O. Barnhart, who preceded her in death in August 2000. She was a member of the Garland Baptist Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Harvey Collins and one sister Doris Green. Eva is survived by one brother, Carl Collins of Clinton; three sisters, Montez Dady of Leeton, Eula Moreland of Clinton and Anna Belle Matson of Independence, as well as several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Tuesday, April 4. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

BARNHART, Hattie Pearl ORR
1896-1939
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Oliver Barnhart died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 1939, at her home in Urich after about six weeks' illness with the flu from which she suffered a relapse, followed by heart trouble and pneumonia. Her mother had been with her several weeks and Saturday a nurse, Mrs. Florence Lease, of Clinton was called to assist loved ones, who anxiously hoped that medical skill would check the treacherous disease and tide her weakened body past the critical point. Hattie Pearl Orr was born December 7, 1896, in Maries County and there grew to young womanhood. February 24, 1918, she was united in marriage to Oliver Barnhart also of Maries County and about 1920 they moved to Clinton for a year then lived on a farm northwest of Clinton and soon after that moved to western Henry County. About 1922 her parents came to Henry County, and since, the two families have lived in nearby communities. Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart's home has been in Urich about six years. To them were born three sons and a daughter, all of whom survive: Murel, who graduated from the Urich High School last year; Wayne, Betty Jean, the latter of whom is six years old and Donald Lee, who is not quite four. Besides these, she is also survived by her husband and only brother Ray Orr, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Orr, south of Urich. Mrs. Barnhart united with the Van Cleave Christian Church at the age of 17, later transferred her membership to Deepwater Methodist Church, but since moving to Urich had attended the Christian Church as there was no church of her faith there. She was a devoted wife, a patient, sweet and gentle mother, who ever ministered to their beloved children and was a comfort and blessing to her parents. Tim cannot dim or take away from her loved ones the memory of her sweet Christian life, the courage and patience that were hers. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Urich Christian Church. Burial at White Oak Cemetery.

BARNHART, James Murel "Barney"
1919-2005
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 23 2005 - James Murel "Barney" Barnhart, 85, Butler, died Monday, October 24, 2005, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born December 12, 1919, to Oliver William and Hattie Pearl Orr Barnhart in Meta. He moved to Henry County when he was young and attended a small rural grade school. He graduated from Urich High School in 1938. He worked for the Urich Elevator before joining the United States Army in December 1940. He worked at Fisher Body, Lee's Plant in Kansas City, retiring in 1973. He was known for raising and showing Percheron horses, which he did for over 60 years. On May 16, 1942, he married Mary Ellen Hargrave in Los Angeles, California. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Ellen Barnhart of Butler; one son, David Barnhart and wife Elaine, Carthage; one daughter Ellen Young, Butler; one brother Donald Barnhart and wife Betty Jo, Pleasant Hill; one sister Betty Jean Keplinger and husband Merlin, Olathe, Kansas; three grandchildren, William Barnhart, United States Air Force, Japan, Gregory Barnhart of Carthage, and Michael Barnhart and wife Marina, Centerton, Arkansas, and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother William Barnhart, and one grandson, John Young. Graveside services were Thursday, October 27, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler.

BARNHART, Jeretta "Sue" SHERIDAN
1935-2002
Shiloh Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 21 2002 - Jeretta "Sue" Sheridan Barnhart, 67, Louisville, Kentucky (formerly of Warrensburg) died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville. She was born February 18, 1935, in Kansas City, the daughter of John Russell and Ruth Comer Sheridan. She graduated from Parkville High School in 1953. On February 18, 1955, she married Carl W. Barnhart of Chilhowee. She graduated from State Fair Community College in 1975 with an Associate degree in nursing. She worked as a cardiac care/ICU nurse in Las Vegas, Nevada, Honolulu, Hawaii, Springfield and Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton where she retired in 1999. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Patrick (Carla) Duvall, Louisville, Kentucky, Mrs. Hubert (Kathy) Newman, Leeton, and Debbie Wilson, Chilhowee; a son, Jerry Barnhart, Warrensburg; three brothers, Donald Mac Sheridan, Bunceton, Wilbur Dean Sheridan, Lancing, Tennessee, and Richard Allen Sheridan, Boonville; two sisters, Janice Lee Brown, Harrison, Ohio, and Sandra Kay Taylor, Phoenix, Arizona; two half-sisters, Frances Keltner, Coffeeville, Kansas, and Margaret Buell, Kansas City; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Randy Eugene Barnhart; one granddaughter, Randi Lee Weeks; a brother, James Monroe Sheridan, and four half-brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 24, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, east of Chilhowee.

BARNHART, Lois Dean
1923-1940
Shiloh Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Girl is struck as backing horses hitched to log wagon plunge down bank-Elmer Dehn, trying to stop team, falls with them. Miss Lois Barnhart, bright and happy, 17 year old, who started after logs Monday afternoon with her father, Grover C. Barnhart, of 7 1/2 miles southwest of Clinton, her fiancee, Elmer Dehn, and his father, Walter Dehn, was fatally injured by a team of horses hitched to a log wagon about 2:00 p.m. on the creek bank when Elmer started to back the team to turn the log rack around, but found the reins taut, caught apparently under a wheel. He tried to loosen the reins, but the horses began to back, pushing him behind them and backing the wagon down the bank, the weight of which, as it slid into the creek, then pulled the horses into the water. Elmer valiantly tried to manage the team and it was in an effort to help him, the families believe, that Lois sprang forward and was struck. When Elmer regained his feet from his fall under the horses he ran up the creek bank to see the inert form of Lois lying there. He called frantically for help and as his father and Mr. Barnhart came up they found Lois gasping for breath, her skull fractured on the right side and her neck broken as was learned after death. Blood gushed from her mouth as they lifted her into Mr. Dehn's pickup truck which he had driven into the timber. They started for Clinton; Mr. Barnhart at the wheel, and Elmer holding Lois as best he could. They passed the Barnhart house in leaving the timber and stopped long enough to get her mother then turned with as much speed as possible toward a hospital. Near the Walter Hoppe farm a tire blew out, causing another delay. They transferred the fast ebbing life into the Hoppe car and continued toward the Community Hospital. Mr, and Mrs. Barnhart realized their tragic race with death was futile as the life thread snapped before they reached outskirts of town and got their daughter into the hospital where examinations revealed the sad extent of the fatal injuries. Lois Dean Barnhart was born June 4 1923, near Norris, the oldest daughter of Grover C. and Edna Blanton Barnhart. The family later moved to near Brownington where Lois attended the Brownington High School two years and last year did her junior work at Deepwater High School. She was a member of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church where she was active in the Christian Endeavor and regularly attended Sunday School and Church at Brownington during the family's residence there. She had a fine voice and played the guitar well, entering the county school music contest. Early this year she became engaged to Elmer Dehn, a fine young man, and since Christmas had been wearing the ring that had plighted their troth. She was a dutiful, affectionate daughter, kind and sweet, popular among her friends and associates. She won people to her quickly and with ease, was capable and of bright mind, taking a commercial course at school. She leaves her bereaved parents, and two little sisters, Joyce Faye and Joan.

BARNHART, Mabel MILLER
1926-2011
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2011 - Mrs. Mabel Barnhart, 84, Humansville, died Monday, January 31, 2011 at Northwood Hills Healthcare Center, Humansville. The daughter of Frank and Mary (Riley) Miller, she was born in Warrensburg December 22, 1926. Mabel and Earl Jean Barnhart were married August 26, 1944. They were the parents of 6 children, Daniel, Don, Gary, Alan, Mark and Connie. Earl preceded her in death in March 1998. Her parents, two sons, Daniel and Gary, one brother, Lawrence Miller, and two grandchildren, also preceded her in death. Mabel worked for several years in the Med-Surg supply department at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She later worked in several restaurants. Survivors include four children, Don Barnhart and wife Diane, state of North Carolina, Alan Barnhart, Chilhowee, Mark Barnhart and wife, Roberta, Humansville, and Connie Best, state of South Carolina; 1 sister Elsie Wilkins, Springfield; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Cremation is under the direction of Murray Funeral Home, Humansville.

BARNHART, Thomas Eugene
1955-1955
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Graveside services for Thomas Eugene Barnhart, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Eugene Barnhart of Prairie Village, Kansas, born at 5:55 p.m. Christmas Day at Clinton General Hospital, were held Dec. 28, at Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington, Mo., with Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home in charge. The baby, born prematurely at Clinton General Hospital, was placed in an incubator but failed to survive. Mr. Barnhart is employed in the city, where he has been five years, as an interior decorator, and supervisor of the interior decorators union. He and his wife, the former Doris Louise Wilson of Brownington, came to Clinton to spend the holidays with Mr. Barnhart's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Tilden Barnhart of Garland, in whose home he was reared, and with Mrs. Barnhart's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wilson at Brownington. The parental grandparent is J. E. Barnhart of Kansas City. The Barnhart's were former residents of the Garland neighborhood.

BARNHART, Vondean Evelyn TRIPP ANSPAUGH
1928-2016
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Vondean Evelyn Barnhart, age 87 years, passed away Thursday May 12, 2016 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment will follow at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Vondean was born to Jay and Ival (Lambert) Tripp on December 6, 1928 in Macon, Missouri. She enjoyed playing shuffleboard, putting together puzzles, playing bingo, going to the hairdresser, playing cards with her grandkids, and reading books to her great-granddaughter. She worked the assembly line at Adkins Printing, and at Unitog until it closed. She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands; Raymond C. Anspaugh, and Ernie Barnhart, 3 brothers; Ronald, Nelson, and Harley Tripp, and 1 sister, Marge West. Among survivors are her 4 daughters; Diana and Robert Collins of Warrensburg, MO, Dixie and Richard Collins of Clinton, MO, Debra Charles of Clinton, MO, and Denise Courtney of Lawrence, KS, along with 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 6 great great-grandchildren, as well as numerous other family, nieces, and nephews.

BARNHORST, Bruce D.
1954-2007
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 12 2007 - Bruce D. Barnhorst, 52, Clinton, died Thursday, January 11, 2007, at Western Missouri Medical Center. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 16, at Englewood Cemetery. Bruce was born August 29, 1954, son of Edward Benjamin and Venice Nadine Smith Barnhorst. He married the former Susan Davis. Bruce enjoyed baseball games, cars and buying gifts for others. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward B. and Venice N. Smith Barnhorst. He is survived by his wife, one son, Tony Davis and three cousins, Judy Martin, Paul Martin and Gregg Smith.

BARNHORST, Edward Benjamin
1905-2000
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2000 - Edward B. Barnhorst, 95, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, August 20, 2000, at the Appleton City Manor. He was born February 14, 1905, in Indiana to Timothy B. and Mary Hafertepe Barnhorst. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He married Venice Smith who died July 24 1991. He was employed by the United States Postal Service in the maintenance department. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Fred Barnhorst, and two sisters, Margaret Wilwant and Lena Barnhorst, and his parents. Surviving are one son, Bruce Barnhorst and his wife, Susan, Clinton. Graveside services and interment will be Wednesday, at Englewood Cemetery.

BARNHORST, Venice N.
1914-1991
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Venice Barnhorst, 76, 920 South Main Street, died Wednesday evening, July 24, at Golden Valley Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Edward Barnhorst of the home; one son, Bruce Barnhorst and his wife, Susan, Clinton; one niece, Judy Martin of Clinton; one nephew, Paul Martin and wife, Janice of Falls Church Virginia; one great-nephew Edan Martin of Falls Church; one grandson, Tony. Mrs. Barnhorst was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women Twilight Garden Club and the Roberta Rebekah Lodge of Clinton. Services will be Friday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in Englewood.

BARNHOUSE, Ica Mae KRATZER
1889-1955
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Barnhouse, who died June 26, 1955, were held Monday afternoon at the Vansant Funeral Home. The body was laid to sleep in Englewood. Ica Mae Kratzer was born at Napton, Saline County, Aug. 30. 1889, the 13th and youngest child of her parents, John and Margaret Young Kratzer. When a girl of 18 the parents moved to Clinton which had since been her home. On Nov. 15, 1913, she was married to Edward R. Barnhouse, who died in September of 1927, leaving his wife to rear their daughter, Mildred, now Mrs. Emmett Adkins of the home. Surviving with the daughter and one grandson, Joe Anthony Adkins, 11 months, are one brother, Frank Kratzer, and a sister, Mrs. D. N. Dennis of Coal, and two other sisters, Mrs. Ruby King of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Anna Driskell of Guthrie, Okla., who was not able to be present for the services. A member of the Methodist Church, she drew strength and resources from her faith, and her fine spirit will be long remembered.

BARNSON, Larry
1938-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2009 - Larry Barnson, 70, of Windsor, Missouri, died Monday, February 9, 2009, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. He was born September 21, 1938, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Thayne L. Barnson and Lorraine (Bost) Barnson. On November 10, 1984, in Hacinda Heights, California, he married Cheryl Ann Dombrow, who survives of the home. Larry was an accomplished and award winning trainer of Running Quarter Horses, in California and New Mexico, for many years before his retirement. He also served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. Larry was active in the Windsor community serving as a board member of the Windsor 4-County Fire District and helped organize Windsor’s annual Septemberfest celebration. Larry was also a member of the Carriage & Driving Society of Greater Kansas City, and a former member of WACO in Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 4 sisters, Patricia McKenna, Santaquin, Utah; Linda Harris, Bend, Oregon; Susan Baum, Lindon, Utah; Annette Partridge, West Point, Utah and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Barnson; a brother, Roger Danroosendaal. Graveside services will be Saturday February 14, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

BARNTHOUSE, Edwin R. Jr.
1916-2005
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2005 - Edwin R. Barnthouse Jr., 88, Kansas City and Lake Lotawana, died January 30, 2005, at Baptist Lutheran Medical Center. The son of Edwin R. Barnthouse Sr. and Laura (Franz) Barnthouse, he grew up in Jefferson City and attended Catholic Schools there. He retired from the United States Army Corps of Engineers where he was Chief Attorney and advisor for land requisition in the Kansas City district. He had his own real estate company. He graduated from UMKC Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree and was a member and a Justice of his Law Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, and a member of the Missouri Bar. He also was a veteran of World War II and a pilot in the Army Air Corps Cadets. He married Beulah (Vivion) Barnthouse in 1939. They were married for 65 years. He is survived by his wife Beulah Barnthouse of Kansas City and Clinton; his two sons, Edwin R. Barnthouse II and his wife Letha Barnthouse of Lakeland and Stephen Earl Barnthouse of Kansas City; one brother, William Barnthouse and his wife June Barnthouse, Jefferson City and four grandchildren, David Barnthouse and his wife Tina, Lake Lotawana; Russell W. Barnthouse and his wife Jodi, Lake St. Louis, Karla Barnthouse, Columbia, and Whitney Barnthouse of Lee's Summit, and one great-grandchild, Katie LeAnn Barnthouse of Lake St. Louis. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home at 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Thursday, February 3. Interment will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BARNUM, Alfred Leroy
n/a-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alfred Leroy Barnum died Tuesday, October 13, in Broadstairs, England. Services were in England. He is survived by his wife Vera of the home; a son John and a daughter Sharon, all of England; two sisters, Jaunita Berger and Doris (Mrs. Chester Redford), both of Clinton; two brothers, Carl of Rockville and Orval of Lexington; several nieces, nephews and friends.

BARNUM, Carl W.
1925-2003
Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 21 2003 - Carl W. Barnum died at 5 p.m. on February 14, 2003 at his home in Rockville. He was 77 years old. Mr. Barnum was born in Chanute, Kansas on April 4, 1925, to Omar T. & Vera Newton Barnum and was the fifth of seven children. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. He is survived by two sisters and one brother, Juanita Berger and Doris Redford, both of Clinton, and brother Orval T. Barnum of Eagle Rock. Carl also leaves behind Venita Barnum of the home and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Amber Barnum, also of the home, and daughter, Judy Riley of Rockville, and three grandchildren, Jerry, Debbie and Melissa Riley. Carl Barnum was surrounded by the love of many. His nieces and nephews are Barbara Wolf, Janet Jesley, Dennis Barnum, Paula and Roger Vannatten and their son Rogger II; along with great-nephews, Gerald, Justin and Jacob Watts of Lamar, and Stephen Moore of Indiana, Chris Moore (Air Force) stationed in Knob Noster, and Jeff Moore (Navy) stationed in Kuwait. Carl had many friends. Carl Barnum served in the United States Army during World War II and also in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was the recipient of several service medals and was a lifetime member of the Clinton VFW. He was proud to have served this great country. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 19, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home. Burial was in the Rockville Cemetery.

BARNUM, Charles O.
1941-2013
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 2 2013 - Charles O. Barnum, 72, Odessa, died Monday, November 4, 2013, at Timberlake Care Center, Kansas City. Charles was born July 19, 1941, in Osceola, the son of Paul and Clara (Corum) Barnum. He was a man of many musical talents. He enjoyed playing the piano and was a drummer in various country bands. Charles loved to have a good time. He never missed a single episode of the Jerry Spring Show. Charles was also an animal lover. He was the founder of the Show-Me State Pit Bull Club. Charles was a religious man and enjoyed reading and memorizing verses in his Bible. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Vickie. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Brattin of Odessa and Carey Gilbert of Holden; two sons, Jeffery Barnum and Danny C. Barnum, both of Bates City; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 7, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Fields Creek Cemetery, Clinton.

BARNUM, Ed
1917-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Doris Radford and Mrs. Jaunita Berger, both of Clinton, have received word of the death of their brother, Ed Barnum of Florissant, Mo. on Saturday, Feb. 5. Three brothers also survive, Leroy of England, Carl of Rockville and Orval of Lexington. Services will be in Florissant.

BARNUM, Orval Thomas "Barney"
1927-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2005 - Orval Thomas Barnum, known to most as Barney, was born November 16, 1927, in Neodesha, Kansas, and died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at his home in Lexington. He was the son of Omar and Vera Newton Barnum. His family moved to St. Clair County in 1930. He grew up in the Osceola and Clinton areas. He served in the United States Army for six years. He later moved to Kansas City where he worked at the Old American Roofing Company. He had seven children with his first wife. Later, he married Norma Wilson, who also had seven children. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son; four brothers; two half-sisters; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. He is survived by his 13 children, Dennis Barnum, Rockville, Sharon Ray, Eagle Rock, Barbara Wolf, Lamar, Janet Leslie, Raytown, Judy Riley, Carthage, and Cynthia Barnum, Springfield, Connie Jennings, Brenda Tripp, both of Lexington, Judy Kraft, Richmond, Mike Register, Carol Knight, Vickie Wilson and Jimmy Register, all of Lexington; 34 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Juanita Berger and Doris Redford and husband Chester, all of Clinton, and a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 29, at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BARNUM, Vickie L. SWORD
1952-2000
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 2000 - Vickie L. Barnum was born July 22, 1952, in Kansas City, daughter of Vern E. and Wanda Jean Bybee Sword. She died at her home in Clinton, Saturday, May 13, 2000. She married Charles Barnum in 1981 at Kansas City. She lived in the Independence area most of her life, spending the last six years in Clinton. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of god, a song leader for St. John's Hospital for Special Ministry and she read at the Whitney Library for the Blind in Springfield and the Women's Quarterly for the Lutheran Church. She loved her pit bull terriers. Survivors, including her husband, are her mother, Wanda Woodson and husband, Wilbur, Independence; two brothers, Roger Sword and wife, Pam, Oak Grove, and Wib Woodson and wife, Tammy, Round Lake, Illinois; one niece, Abby Woodson, Round Lake, Illinois; one nephew, Brian Sword, Oak Grove; along with several half-brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held May 17 at the Pentecostal Church of God. Burial was in Fields Creek Cemetery.

BARR, Bernice Barks Dr.
1857-1921
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Dr. B. B. Barr was fatally injured at 4 p.m. Monday on the north side of the square and died the same evening at 6:40. He had dressed a lady's hand and had been to the drug store and was coming toward the sidewalk, but was looking back toward his car and did not see an approaching automobile, which W. P. Grasher of Hartwell was running, accompanied by his wife and her parents, Charles Armstrong and wife of Garden City. He was running slowly and did not see Dr. Barr in time but stopped the car almost instantly, but an account of the rain the pavement was slick and it skidded, knocking Dr. Barr down, the front wheel passing over him. He was taken at once into the Belton & Armstrong drug store, and the doctors summoned. He was then taken to his home and all the doctors in Clinton, a trained nurse and loving hands tried to keep him with us. Everything known to science and skill was tried. He apparently did not regain consciousness, but when his wife continued to call him he pressed her hand and seemed to know her. On this good wife and beloved companion and his children his death falls hardest, for there was never a better husband and father than he. Mrs. Barr had not been feeling well, so he had stopped by home before going back to his office and his last words were that he was going to hurry through so he could come back and be with her, as she was feeling gloomy and depressed. The loss is to the whole town. There was not a dry eye in Clinton Monday night when his death was learned. Just after the accident the whole square became suddenly sad. Altho they did not then know how serious the injuries were, yet all knew their best earthly friend was injured and in trouble. He, the man who never spared himself when others needed him, riding day or night to help make a sick and suffering patient a little easier and well. As he lay there in those last hours suffering from a severe concussion of the brain and internal injuries as his chest was crushed in, it seemed we were so helpless and we could do nothing for one who had eased the pain for so many of us and given his time, his skill and himself unstintingly to suffering humanity. We could but pray, and that prayer could be but one, for we knew he was going. That prayer was to send the Comforter to those nearest his heart in his home. The Death Angel came quickly and took him Home. Altho we needed him, we know he was ready to go. His life was as clean and as pure as a child's. He used neither tobacco or liquor of any sort. He was clean and good in mind and body, giving care as quickly to the poorest as to the richest. He was a Presbyterian in belief and an elder in that church, having been a member of that church since a child, coming from parents and grandparents of Presbyterian stock. He was at his place in church when possible, but following the leading of the Great Physician when sick and suffering humanity needed him he was there. We have seen him make his last calls at night when he was so weary he could scarcely walk, but going to see that all was well before he tried to sleep. His life was one of real ministry. No tribute can be too great. Dr. Barr was born in Benton county, Mo., January 4, 1857, and had he lived two months longer would have been 65 years old. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Barr, natives of Tennessee. His parents moved to Henry county a little later, establishing a home near Montrose, where they resided until 1861, when his parents returned to Tennessee. His father served in the Confederate army and fearing for his family and wanting to be near their people was the reason for their return to Tennessee. Dr. Barr was the third son in a family of six children. He attended school in Gallatin, Tenn., and having determined upon the practice of medicine as a life work, attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, then graduated from the Bellvue Medical College in New York, March 1880, and had since taken post graduate work a number of times, while throughout his professional career he had remained a close student of the science of medicine. Following his graduation in 1880 he commenced practicing medicine at Shawnee Mound in 1880, where he remained five years. He then went to Montrose, where he practiced eight years, coming to Clinton from there. He was a member of the Henry County Medical Association, the State Medical Association and the American Medical Association, and through the meetings of these organizations kept in touch with the trend of modern scientific thought in the field of medical and surgical practice. September 15, 1881, he married Miss Maggie Squires. Four children were given to this union as follows: Mrs. Harold Pierce, Paragould, Ark.; Major Robert W. Barr, Independence, Mo.; Herbert Barr, Kansas City. Herbert had a twin brother who died when he was a baby. Major Barr graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1910 and remained in the regular army several years, resigning to make Clinton his home, but at the beginning of the World War he reenlisted and was rapidly promoted to the rank of Major. However, he took dangerously ill while in camp and would no doubt have died had his father not been with him, nursing and ministering to every want, day and night, for weeks. It was a happy day when Robert, even tho so frail, was again able to come back to his home city, all Clinton rejoiced. Dr. Barr not only stood high in his profession but took time for community welfare. He served the county as coroner for three terms; and had been alderman of his ward and had been the recorder of vital Statistics for a number of years. Besides his wife and children he leaves one brother R. W. Barr, Gallatin, Tenn.; and three sisters, Mesdames Mollie Whiteside, T. Ruthland and Bettie Peyton, Gallatin, Tenn. He also leaves three grandchildren, the idols of his heart. His children, his brother and Mrs. Barr's sister, Mrs. A. L. Churchill and husband of Vinita, Okla., all came for the funeral. The funeral services were conducted at his late home on South 2nd street, Thursday, Nov. 3, after which his body was laid in Englewood.

BARR, Effie Louise FIELD
1914-1979
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Louise Effie Barr, 64, Clinton, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, died Tuesday at a hospital in Clinton. She was born in Brownington, Mo., and had lived here about 40 years before returning to Henry County 15 years ago. She had been an inspector at the Army Ordnance Distribution Center, St. Louis. Mrs. Barr was a Catholic. She leaves a son Larry A. Barr, and a daughter Mrs. Barbara Lane, both of Independence; two brothers, David C. Fields, Kansas City, and Edgar Fields, Mexico Beach, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Alice Stackhouse, Deepwater, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

BARR, Louis J.
1907-1997
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Louis J. Barr, 90, Osceola, died Sunday, December 7, 1997, at Appleton City Manor. Mr. Barr was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired rural mail carrier. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 10, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Kidd's Chapel Cemetery near Lowry City.

BARRETT, Ellen
abt 1823-1892
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 1892 - Died Wednesday evening, in this city, Mrs. Joseph Barrett, with a complication of diseases. A kind-hearted woman. Funeral at the Catholic church by father Linder and remains buried in the Catholic cemetery.

BARRETT, Sharon SMITH
abt 1937-1992
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sharon Smith Barrett, 55, Overland Park, Ks., died Monday, April 13, 1992 in the St. Joseph Care Center, Kansas City, Ks. Services will be Friday at the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton; burial in Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Barrett was born in Kansas City and lived in Clinton before returning to this area in 1962. She was a substitute English teacher for the Shawnee Mission School District for six years and earlier taught in Centralia, Mo. She was a member of the Village Presbyterian Church. She was a daughter of the late Dr. James O. and Martha Smith of Clinton. Survivors include her husband Roger Barrett of the home; two sons, Wayde G. Heigel, Overland Park, and James O. Heigel, Shawnee; a daughter, Christina Bailey, Evergreen Co., and three grandchildren.

BARROW, Beulah Fern DALTON
1913-1975
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun, Henry Co, MO - Beulah Fern Barrow, 62, died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday at her home here. She was born March 22, 1913, in Benton County near Edwards, daughter of the late William Francis and Mary Bell Dalton. On April 27, 1935 she was married to Ireby Lee Barrow in Calhoun, and he survives of the home. They spent all of their married life here. She was a member of the Baptist Church here. Other survivors include one son,Gerald Barrow, a brother Lewis W. Dalton, and a grandson, all of Calhoun. Funeral services will be Sunday at the church. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BARROW, Frances PAUL
1937-2014
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 24 2014 - Frances Barrow, 77, Calhoun, died Monday evening, December 22, 2014, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born March 8, 1937, on the family farm near Calhoun, the daughter of Lonnie Orville Paul and Effie Dale (Anderson) Paul. On January 25, 1958, at the Calhoun Baptist Church, Calhoun, she married Gerald Lee Barrow and he survives of the home. Although Frances was primarily a homemaker, she had also worked at the Citizen's State Bank and Baird's Grocery Store, both in Calhoun, for several years. She was an active member of the Calhoun Baptist Church, playing the piano and serving as treasurer, secretary and director of the children's Sunday School Department over the years. She enjoyed gardening and collecting dolls. She made teddy bears and doll clothing and was also a seamstress. In addition to her husband, Gerald of the home, survivors include a son, Terry Barrow and his wife, Mary. Clinton; two grandchildren, Curtis Barrow and Victoria Barrow; a brother, James Paul, Flowermound, Texas; a niece, Angela Buchanan, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Robert Orville Paul; a sister, Mildred Paul, and a nephew, Mark Paul. Funeral services will be Monday, December 29, at Calhoun Baptist Church. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

BARROW, Ireby Lee "Rip"
1909-1996
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - I. L. (Rip) Barrow, 87, Calhoun, died Saturday morning, November 23, 1996, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. He was born April 14, 1909, in Dresden, Mo., the son of Ireby Decalvus Barrow and Anna May (Bentley) Barrow. On April 27, 1935, in Calhoun, he married Beulah Fern Dalton who preceded him in death on April 10, 1975. Mr. Barrow was a custodian for the Calhoun High School for more than 40 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Calhoun, the Calhoun Fire Department, the Masonic Lodge #552 of Calhoun and the IOOF Calhoun Lodge. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Frances Barrow, Calhoun; a grandson and his wife, Terry and Mary Barrow, Clinton; one brother, Robert Barrow of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Lora Standifer of Lexington, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 26, at the First Baptist Church, Calhoun. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BARROW, John Dennis
1842-1917
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Clairion, Calhoun MO, Feb 1917 - Death has again entered our midst and claimed as its victim John D. Barrow. While his death had been expected for days, yet when it came it came as a shock to all. John D. Barrow was born near Campbell Hill, Jackson Co., IL, Apr 4th 1842. He was married to Martha E. Stone Nov 7, 1861.  To this union was born 13 children, 5 dying in infancy. One, James S. Barrow, died December 7, 1916, at the age of 50. Deceased moved from Illinois to Benton co., Mo. in 1882, where he lived until 1896 when he came to Henry county, moving January 1, 1903 to Calhoun, where he died Saturday February 10, 1917.  Thus ended a long and useful life. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church, Sunday afternoon in the presence of a host of sorrowing friends, and his body was laid to rest in the Calhoun Cemetery. The deceased was loyal to his country, having served in the Union Army in Company C., 18th Infantry Illinois Volunteers. He made a profession of religion February 12, 1871 and united with the Harmony Baptist church of Calhoun, Mo. where, he was a consistent member at the time of his death. His age was 74 years, 10 months and 6 day. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, two daughters and five sons, and many relatives and friends. Mr. Barrow was a good man; this is evidenced by the fact that he had no enemies. One, who knew him well said to me, "he lived so that he had no enemies". He was a good father, as one of his children said of him, 'he was like a mother," thus, being in the truest sense a parent. He loved his children and his wife with a true love. During his illness he would say repeatedly to his children, "I love you". He filled a place in the lives of his children which will always be vacant. He was a faithful neighbor. He loved peace; his motto was, "Take, rather than be in trouble," He loved his Lord, he was ever true to him. He said to his son, Frank, a little while before he died, "The lord will never forsake us.

BARROW, Martha Ellen STONE
1846-1933
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Martha Ellen Barrow, daughter of John J. and Mary Jane Stone, was born near Campbell Hill, Jackson Co., IL., Sep 2, 1846. On Wed morning, Oct 18, 1933, at 5 o'clock, she, after a lingering illness of eight weeks, peacefully made the transition from earth to the beautiful home prepared for her by him who said, "I go to prepare a place for you, And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also, at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 16 days. On Nov. 7, 1861, at Campbell, ILL., she was united in marriage to John D. Barrow. To this union 13 children were born, five of whom died in infancy. Two daughter and six sons lived to maturity. Her husband and three sons, James, Herman and Dee, preceded her out into eternity within the past 17 years. In 1882, she with her husband and family, moved to MO., locating in Benton Co., six miles southeast of Windsor, near what is now known as Brandon, where she lived until 1896, when they moved to a farm four miles east of Calhoun. On Jan 1, 1903, they moved to Calhoun where she lived until the time of her death. When she was 24 years of age she accepted Christ as her person Saviour and united with a Baptist church in her native state of Ill. When she came to MO., she and her husband united with the Harmony Baptist church in Benton Co., Some years later, when the family moved to Calhoun she transferred her membership to the First Baptist church of that place. To, her, the religion of Jesus Christ was real and vital. She loved her Savior and His church, and the congregation to which she belonged. She was not satisfied with just being a Christian herself; she wanted her children and loved ones and friends to know the blessed Savior. Many were the prayers that went to the throne of grace in behalf of her loved ones. After the Spanish-American War, when her soldier boy, Frank, was near death she communicated with President McKinley, concerning the son's discharge, and the President, as Commander-in chief of the Army, granter her request and ordered the discharge. After sending this message to the President, she, from her secret chamber, talked to the great ruler of the universe. She knew and loved the Bible, and in her last illness quoted from its sacred pages. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother and a kind neighbor. About a year ago her son, Rev. Frank Barrow, and his wife moved in with his mother to be with her in her declining day Truly, they were a benediction to her in her last months. She leaves to morn her departure, two daughters, Mrs. T. J. Anderson, Green Ridge, and Mrs. J. W. Greeson of Calhoun; three sons, Clarence A. Barrow and Rev. Frank C. Barrow, both of Calhoun, and Rev. P.S. Barrow of Horton, Kansas. 26 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Calhoun Baptist Church. Interment was made in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BARROW, Nola
1898-1995
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nola Barrow, 97, Green Ridge, died Saturday, February 25, 1995, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born February 8, 1898, in Sedalia, the daughter of Noel Barrow and Ruth Poindexter Barrow. She worked in the cafeteria at Missouri Valley College in Marshall for 18 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church and the former Green Ridge Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include two nieces, Arvella Elliott, Sedalia, and Lorraine Thompson, Bedford, Texas; two great-great-nephews and one great-great-niece. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 28, at the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Green Ridge Cemetery.

BARROW, Sallie K. WRIGHT
1869-1893
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Manila, Pettis Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 23 1893 - Died in Deepwater, Sunday, September 17th, Mrs. N. W. Barrow, with typhoid fever. She was a consistent member of the Baptist church, and leaves a husband and two children.

BARROWS, Benjamin G.
1915-2007
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 26 2007 - Ben G. Barrows died Monday, January 1, 2007, at his home in Clinton at the age of 91 years. Ben was born July 17, 1915, in Clinton, to Charles William and Martha Lula (Griffin) Barrows, the fourth of six sons. He was married to Laura Mae Dalton July 27.1935, who preceded him in death November 21, 2006. They resided and raised their family of seven children in Kansas City. Ben worked for over 45 years as an electrician. In 1972 when Ben retired from General Motors, they moved to their 20-acre farm near Leesville. After the passing of their daughter. they dedicated the front half of the farm as Vanita Kay Memorial Park and held all-night gospel sings around the 4th of July holiday for many years to come in memory of Vanita In 1986 Ben and Laura Mae moved to the current residence at the east edge of Clinton. Ben was a member of the Clinton Senior Center Building Committee and was very active in the building of the current senior center in Clinton, where he put in many hours of volunteer labor. He was also a member of the Clinton Church of the Nazarene. Ben completed the 10th grade in Clinton Schools, but his vast wealth of knowledge far exceeded his formal education. One of his first jobs as a teenager was mowing yards in Clinton. He told of one yard in particular that had grown so tall he had to cut it with a scythe. It took him all day and he was to be paid 25 cents, but instead he got a haircut, because the man was a barber and could not afford to pay Ben the 25 cents. His next job was for MK&T Railroad loading cargo. baggage, mail pouches, etc. One paycheck was to go for new shoes. but instead he took all his friends to the carnival and bought them tickets to ride the ferris wheel, then snuck away because he didn't have enough to purchase a ticket for himself. Another job was with the Connor Chicken House & Processing Place, which made egg cases. One of his first "inventions" was a "form" to speed up the process of making the egg cases, but when they began to stockpile, they cut his pay from three cents per case to two cents per case and soon he had worked himself right out of a job. because he'd made more egg cases than they could use. when first married, Ben was working at a dairy delivering milk and had to walk three miles to work every day--seven days a week. Their rent was $4 per week. In 1942, Ben began his job in Kansas City with General Motors and North Star Aviation. Ben received many awards and gifts for his suggestions and inventions to improve the process of building cars while working for GM. Their first house in K.C. cost $1,250 and this is where they lived and were raising their family, when Ben first gave his heart to the Lord. The whole family then attended church together at the Pilgrim Holiness Church. In 1953, when times were better. Ben purchased a one-acre lot in Parkville and built a new house for his family. They continued to drive the 20 miles to church several times a week thus continuing the wonderful Christian heritage Ben and Laura Mae faithfully provided for their family of seven children. They showed love and support in many ways, such as coming at a moment's notice if there was any kind of need; for the birth of children. accidents, surgeries. etc. Ben learned some electrical wiring from an older brother, but he was basically self-taught. Ben's family and many friends have benefited greatly from his lifelong occupation of electrical wiring by his installing garage door openers, wiring a milk barn, wiring a cabin for a relative, wiring churches and putting in air conditioners, many times at his own expense. One of his big electrical jobs here in Clinton was wiring the Alva Allen Chevrolet building (now Alva Allen Industries) when it was being built. Ben loved to care for his lawn and enjoyed mowing his extra lot, and yes, even mowing around and helping weed all Mom's plants and flowers. Fairly recently Larry was concerned when he saw his dad out mowing with a push mower and asked him why at 90 years of age. he was using a push mower instead of his riding mower and Dad's reply was "Because I CAN". Ben also enjoyed filling his bird feeder arid watching the birds from his front window. Ben's family and friends have truly been blessed by his life of loving, sharing and giving to anyone with a need. Ben is survived by four sons, Don and wife, Wynona, Brooksville, Florida: Bob and wife, Verona, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bill and wife, Lynn, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Larry and wife, Janice, Clinton; two daughters, Judy Matthews and husband, Wayne, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Leta Mowen and husband, Rick, Shawnee, Kansas; son-in-law, Stephen Colaw and wife, Joyce, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Barrows of Arizona and Myrtle Barrows of Tennessee. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Kevin Barrows, Kim Happs and husband, Tim, Peculiar, Ramona Koljack and husband, Mike, Jon Barrows and wife, Andrea, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dwight Barrows and wife, Krista, Alabama, Terry Barrows and wife, Angel, Dorinda Scarbrough and husband, Mike, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Rob Barrows and wife, Terri, Robin Garrett and husband, Carl, Olathe, Kansas, LaNita Underwood and husband, Mike, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, David Matthews and wife, Kat, Fort Collins, Colorado, Shawna Garber and husband, Kevin, Baldwin City, Kansas, Mark Gafford and wife, Daphne. Shawnee, Kansas, Julie Tate, Brent Colaw and wife, Becky, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Patrick Colaw and wife, Kylee. Honolulu, Hawaii; 45 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews and friends. Besides his wife, Ben was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Vanita Kay Colaw; five brothers, Arden Barrows, Herb Barrows, Merle Barrows, Raymond Barrows and Wayne Barrows. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 4. at Vansant-Mills Chapel, with burial at Englewood Cemetery.

BARROWS, Donald Eugene
1936-2007
Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co, FL
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 27 2007 - Donald Eugene Barrows, 71, of Brooksville, Florida, died Sun., Nov. 18, 2007 at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Clinton, MO he moved to the area 6 years ago from Kansas City, MO. He was a machine operator for Sunshine-Keebler Bakery, US Army Veteran, assistant chaplain at Brooksville Regional Hospital and member of Brooksville Wesleyan Church. Survived by his wife: Wynona; son: Kevin Barrows of Vancouver, WA; daughter: Kimberly Happs of Kansas City, MO; 3 brothers: Robert Barrows of Tulsa, OK, William Barrows of Bartlesville, OK, and Larry Barrows of Clinton, MO; 2 sisters: Judy Matthews of Tulsa, OK and Leta Mowin of Shawnee, KS; and 6 grandchildren.

BARROWS, Georgia F. CALLISON
1918-1993
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
(SEE Raymond E. Barrows)

BARROWS, Herbert Franklin
1920-2005
Sunland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sun City, Maricopa Co, AZ
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2005 - Herbert Franklin Barrows, 84, died Saturday, January 1, 2005, at Baptist Village in Youngtown, Arizona. He was born in Clinton February 9, 1920, to Charley Williams and Martha Lula (Griffin) Barrows. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1938. He married Dorothy Loafman of Clinton May 25, 1940, in Windsor. She survives and lives at Baptist Village in Youngtown. He served in the United States Navy for 20 years, then taught Navy ROTC for 16 years in Texas and Overland Park, Kansas. Other survivors include their four children, Sandy Shuler of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Sue Flakes of Huntington Beach, California, Cheryl Adams of Hurricane, West Virginia, Barry Barrows of Louisville, Colorado, along with their spouses, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; also a brother Ben Barrows of Clinton. There will be graveside services and burial Friday, January 7, at Sunland Memorial Park, Garden of Valor in Sun City, Arizona. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 8, at Grand Community Baptist Church in Surprise, Arizona.

BARROWS, Laura Mae DALTON
1918-2006
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2006 - Laura Mae Barrows, 88, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at her home in Clinton. Funeral services were Saturday, November 25, at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Laura Mae was born January 17, 1918, at Lewis Station, to William Lee and Bertha Sell Dalton, the fifth of 10 children. She was married to Benjamin Barrows July 27, 1935. They resided and raised their family of seven children in Kansas City. In 1972 when Ben retired from General Motors, they moved to their 20-acre farm near Leesville. After the passing of their daughter, they dedicated the front half of the farm as Vanita Kay Memorial Park and held all-night gospel sings around the 4th of July holiday for many years to come in memory of Vanita. It was a special time when all the family got together and the grandchildren especially have fond memories of bonding as cousins during those years. In 1986, Ben and Laura moved to their current residence at the east edge of Clinton. Laura Mae's formal education was at East School, but her wealth of knowledge went far beyond her eighth grade education. During her 88 years, Laura Mae had touched many lives with her vibrant testimony about the love of Jesus, her encouraging words, her smiles and her hugs. In her journal we found written that she first gave her life to Jesus at the age of 12 and she had written, "At 88 years of age, I just want to live as Jesus wants me to live so that others will see Jesus in me." Some of the many ways she let her light shine were through teaching Sunday School, Bible study groups, garden clubs, Extension clubs, volunteering many hours at the Clinton Senior Center and at nursing homes. She was a member of the traveling "Kitchen band" at the senior center for several years. Laura Mae joined the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary in 1986 and her last award in April 2006 was for 5,200 hours. Some of her hobbies were sewing, quilting, china painting, ceramics and of course, gardening. She loved her flowers and actually enjoyed pulling weeds. Again from her journal, "While I am quilting I do more thinking and praying for others and while I am pulling weeds from the flower garden, I think, get the roots or weeds out as they are like sin. It is a small weed or sin and if let go it grows big. I try to keep the weeds out and also all sin from my life." Laura Mae is survived by four sons, Don and wife Wynona, Brooksville, Florida, Bob and wife Verona, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bill and wife Lynn, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Larry and wife Janice, Clinton; two daughters, Judy Matthews and husband Wayne, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Leta Mowen and husband Rick, Shawnee, Kansas; son-in-law Stephen Colaw and wife Joyce, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; three sisters, Doris Evans and husband Roy, Pauline Wood, Margie Sheek and husband Shorty; sister-in-law Jewel Dalton, all of Clinton; 16 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter Vanita Kay Colaw; one sister Geraldine Witherspoon and five brothers, Emmett Dalton, Carl Dalton, Bill Dalton, Gene Dalton and Leroy Dalton.

BARROWS, Mary A.
1922-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary A. Barrows, 74, Overland Park, Kansas, died Tuesday, October 7, 1997, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 9, at Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel. Cremation. She was born November 5, 1922, in Kansas City, Kansas. She retired after 20 years of service as senior inspector for King Radio, now known as Allied Signal. She was a member of the Cherokee Nation and the Thompson Tribe. She was active with the Overland Park Volunteer Fire Department and various other volunteer services. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence "Blackie" Barrows in 1980. Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Julie and Gary O'Bannon of Centerville, Ks.; four grandchildren, Richard Atchison of Tightwad, Kathryn and her husband Bruce Loyd also of Tightwad, Raymond Anderson of the home and Kevin and his wife Tammy Anderson of Parker, Ks.; 10 great-grandchildren.

BARROWS, Raymond E.
1917-1993
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Raymond E. Barrows, the son of Charley Williams and Martha Lulu (Griffin) Barrows was born on November 21, 1917 in Clinton. He departed this life at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City on December 22, 1993 at the age of 76. Georgia F. Barrows, the daughter of Sterling Price and Diamond R. (Hudson) Callison was born in Windsor on October 8, 1918 and departed this life at her home on December 20, 1993 at the age of 75. Raymond spent his childhood in the Clinton area and then served his country in Europe in the Army during World War II. After the war he returned to Clinton where he worked for Alva Allen Chevrolet agency. In 1934 he moved to Appleton City where he joined in an automobile dealership with Arthur Irvin and Reid Wells. He continued in this business until he retired from Barrows Chevrolet in 1978. Raymond was very active in the community serving on the city council, was past mayor of Appleton City and past president of the Appleton City Optimist Club. Raymond was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church of Appleton City, VFW Post 8820 of Montrose, the American Legion, Masonic Lodge 412 AF & AM of Appleton City and the Shriner's in Kansas City. Georgia spent her childhood in the Windsor area, moving to Clinton as a teenager. She later moved to California where she worked for Douglas Aircraft during World War II, after which she returned to Clinton. She was a very active person who belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star 157, Olive Branch Chapter, Trinity United Methodist Church, Campfire Girls, 4-H and enjoyed crafts. Raymond and Georgia were united in marriage on December 7, 1943 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Raymond and Georgia shared in many activities together throughout their lives. They were both politically active, serving as the Missouri Republican Party Committee, they were the first people to serve as Father and Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls. They both enjoyed traveling and being members of the Airstream Club in their later years, and they both shared their love and enjoyment of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Raymond and Georgia are survived by one daughter, Virginia and her husband Leslie Thomas of Appleton City; two grandsons, Scott Thomas and his wife Renee of Harrisonville, and Brian Thomas of Appleton City; three great-grandchildren, Kristin, Jerret and Kyron Thomas. Raymond is also survived by two brothers, Ben Barrows of Clinton and Herb Barrows of Sun City, Arizona. Raymond and Georgia were both preceded in death by their parents and a granddaughter, Susan Denise Thomas. Georgia was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard P. and Maurice Caniacin. Raymond and Georgia were both very active and community minded people who will be sadly missed by their family and friends. Funeral services were at Trinity United Methodist Church, Appleton City, Sunday, December 26, 1993 with burial in Appleton City Cemetery. Hill & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

BARRY, Bonnie TINSLEY
1912-1998
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bonnie Barry, 85, Butler, died Sunday, February 15, 1998, at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. Funeral services were held February 18 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery. Mrs. Barry was born March 3, 1912, to William Hagen and Fannie Payne Tinsley in Moran, Kansas. She was united in marriage to Earl Barry on February 3, 1929. Earl died July 7, 1990. They had been married 61 years. Bonnie and Earl lived many of their years together in the Rosedale area of Kansas City, Kansas, where Earl worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. They moved to Montrose in March of 1977 where they resided until moving to Butler in August 1988. She worked outside the home a few of her younger years, but mostly she was a housewife and mother. She leaves one son, Donald Lester Barry and wife Carolyn, Montrose; one daughter Patsie Ruth Herberger and husband Billy W., Tucson, Arizona; one brother Merle Tinsley and wife Opal, Kansas City, Kansas; two sisters, Paulette Paul, Olathe, Kansas and Hallie McDaniel, Lebo, Kansas; two grandchildren, Cheryl O'Farrel, Montrose, and Greg Barry, Kansas City; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a number of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, three half-sisters and one half-brother.

BARRY, Donald Lester
1930-2014
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 28 2014 - Donald Lester Barry, 84, Montrose, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Appleton City Manor in Appleton City. He was born May 14, 1930, to Earl and Bonnie Laska Barry in Kansas City. Don is survived by his son, Greg Barry of Colorado; one daughter, Cheryl O'Farrel and husband Hoot, Montrose; one sister, Patsie Herberger of Tucson, Arizona; five grandchildren, Chad Longhofer and wife Lisa, Denise Bailey and fiance Eric, Nathan O'Farrell, Venessa Roach and fiance Tim, and Laska; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Martha. Funeral services were Monday, July 28, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose.

BARRY, Martha Jane "Mart" MILLER
1918-1994
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Martha Jane Barry, 76, Montrose, died September 30, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. The funeral was held October 4 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery. Mrs. Barry was born September 28, 1918, to David Francis and Millie Mae Rice Miller in Little Rock, Ark. One of 12 children and nicknamed "Mart", she grew up in Kansas City, Ks., where she attended Wyandotte High School. She lived in Colorado for several years, returned to Kansas City, Ks., and then moved to Montrose in 1961 where she has lived since. Before her marriage to Donald L. Barry on January 27, 1961, she worked as a checker at Ball's Grocery in Kansas City. She belonged to the Oak Grove Farmerette Extension Club. She leaves her husband of the home; a son Gregory Barry of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter Cheryl O'Farrell and husband Hoot of Montrose; a brother Leo Miller and wife Barbara of Warsaw; five sisters, Bess Andrews of Midland, Mich., Maxine Lee and husband John of Tonganoxie, Kansas, Pauline Southard of Independence, Eula Matern and husband Ray of Murray, Utah, and Jean Hammond and husband Bud of Peculiar; five grandchildren, Vanessa Barry, Laska Barry, Chad Longhofer, Denise Lawson and Nathan O'Farrell, and a great-granddaughter Sam Longhofer. She was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and a daughter-in-law.

BARTELS, Hedwig C. "Hedda" GRONER
1920-1993
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hedda C. Bartels, Montrose, daughter of Benjamin and Henrietta (Kliethermes) Groner, was born June 12, 1920, at St. Elizabeth, Mo. She departed this life on February 16, 1993, at Bothwell Regional Health Care Center in Sedalia. She moved east of Montrose at the age of five months and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. She was united in marriage on April 11, 1939, to Virgil Bartels, who preceded her in death March 30, 1987. To this union five children were born. She was dedicated to her family, giving unselfish love and understanding. She enjoyed and worked very hard on her and Virgil's farm/cattle operation where they taught integrity, responsibility and shared the desire for each of their children to have a college education. She enjoyed family dinners, sewing, gardening and her flowers. She had the ability to smile and make the best of the worse of times. Her wish was to be a burden to no one and that desire with her religious beliefs made her rehabilitation after her stroke a success. She was an inspiration for those who worked with her. She was a member of the St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown until its closing, at which time she joined the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. She was past president of the Altar Society of St. Ludger's Church, American Red Cross volunteer, member of the Rockhurst College Parents Association, past Germantown 4-H Club leader, past Henry County Extension Club member. She as preceded in death by her parents, husband Virgil; one son Ronald; one sister Cecilia Ehren, and one brother Jacob. Survivors include one son Anthony Bartels and wife Beverly, Jonesboro, Arkansas; three daughters, Dr. Monica Bartels Busby and husband J. D., Overland Park, Kansas, Virgilene Cook and husband Roger of Clinton, Sandy Chappell and husband John of Sedalia; six grandchildren, Stephanie Bartels Wallace and husband Greg, of Charlottesville, Virginia, Tony Bartels and wife Martha of New Orleans, Louisiana, Troy Bartels, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Brad Cook, Ryan Cook and Heather Cook, all of Clinton; three sisters, Clara Steinhoff, Lucy Steinbach, Emma Janson and husband Gregory, all of St. Louis; 13 nieces and 15 nephews. Funeral services were held February 18, 1993, at St. Ludger's Catholic Church, Germantown. Burial was at St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

BARTELS, Leon H. "Bud"
1924-2003
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 9 2003 - Leon H. "Bud" Bartels, 79, rural Green Ridge, died Friday afternoon, June 6, 2003, at his home. He was born February 7, 1924, in Johnson County, near Knob Noster, the son of Theodore Henry Bartels and Anna (Brinkhoff) Bartels. On January 27, 1947, in Warrensburg, he married Leota Fawn Brown, who survives of the home. He was a farmer and also owned and operated with his wife Bartels Cafe in Green Ridge for several years. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the American Veterans Post 143, Knob Noster. He was also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Darrell Lee Bartels, Green Ridge; four daughters, Janice e. Johnson and donna M. Ragar, both of Windsor, Shirley M. Coffey and Carol A. Tylar, both of Green Ridge; seven grandchildren, Brian Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Philip Smith, Amanda McKim, Rick Tylar, Kevin Tylar and Megan Tylar; eight great-grandchildren, Caleb Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Marissa Johnson, Blake McKim, Brooke McKim, Gunner Williams, Zak Tylar and Joshua Tylar; a sister, Lorene Hartwig, Higginsville, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant brother and sister and three adult sisters, Mildred ridge, Verona Bartels and Alvera Beard. Funeral services were Monday, June 9, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Hickory Point Cemetery, rural Green Ridge.

BARTELS, Ronald Virgil
1939-1991
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral mass for Ronald Virgil Bartels, 52, Montrose, will be held Saturday at St. Ludger's Catholic Church at Germantown. The rosary will be Friday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Germantown cemetery. Mr. Bartels died Tuesday, August 20, 1991, at his home. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hedda Bartels, route three, Montrose; one brother, Anthony Bartels of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three sisters, Monica Bartels Busby of Overland Park, Kansas, Virgilene Cook of Clinton and Sandra Catherine Chappell of Sedalia. Mr. Bartels was a former school teacher. He was raised in the Montrose-Germantown community.

BARTER, Richard "Dick"
abt 1861-1896
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 12 1896 - Dick Barter, who lives out on the Warrensburg road, discovered the trestle over the Blair Line on fire Monday morning, He hastened to give the alarm, to save the lives of those who would soon attempt to pass over on the morning passenger. Ted Smith, the night watchman, and a few others started out on engine 4 to learn the damages. Barter got on the engine with them but the track was slick and the engine could not be stopped, so it rushed onto the burning trestle and went down, Smith and Barter being caught under and died in a short time. The others jumped before the trestle was struck. Bass Calvird lives near by the scene of the wreck. He was soon on the ground and did everything within his power for the dying men. Barter never spoke, but Smith wanted to see his family and after taking a drink, shortly passed away. It was a sad scene, two men who only a few moments before were attempting to save the lives of others, now still in death, surrounded by ruins that would cost thousands of dollars.

BARTH, Elsie GAINES
1895-1989
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Elsie Gaines Barth, 94, of Urich Mo. died September 2, 1989, at the home. She was born in Montrose, Mo. and lived in the Urich area most of her life. Mrs. Barth was a pastor for the Church of God from 1932 to 1963, most recently at the Church of God of Mayesburg, Mo., for 15 years before she retired. She was author of Memoirs of the Trials and Triumphs of My Ministry: 60 Years of Service, published in 1984. Her husband Walter Barth, died in 1969. Survivors include a son, Wilbur Barth, Urich, Mo.; two grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Ward Chapel, Urich, Mo. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

BARTH, Lena Magdalena GRETZINGER
1866-1927
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Lena Magdalena Gretzinger Barth was born in Zoar Station, Ohio, May 6, 1866, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Burry, on October 12, 1927, being 61 years, 5 months and 5 days of age. She was married to John W. Barth in March, 1892. Mr. Barth has preceded her to the Great Beyond on September 4th of this year, just five weeks and 3 days ago. To this union were born four children - Mary M. Burry, of Urich, with whom she made her home; Clarence C., living on the home place, and Edward W., of Clinton; Amelia H., preceded her September 5, 1905, at the age of 11 years. Mrs. Barth gave her life to God's cause when just a child and lived up to the teachings of her Lord. She was always ready to assist the needy and care for the sick as long as she was able. Mrs. Barth had been in poor health for over three years, being afflicted with paralysis. She was a mother to all, as well as her children, and was a real companion to her husband. She was a tireless worker, and faced the trials and storms of life with an unusual degree of courage and optimism which freely won her the love of everyone about. With a sympathetic spirit she tried to life the burdens and trouble from those who were distressed. Her character rested upon a foundation that was deeply grounded in human love. Besides her children she leaves a sister, Mrs. Bertha Switzer, of Syracuse, N.Y.; three brothers - George Gretzinger, of Urich; Jacob Gretzinger, of Bolivar, Ohio, and Edward Gretzinger, of Wehrum, Pa., to mourn her death. A large number of other relatives and friends.

BARTH, Mabel Lovenia GOODMAN
1895-1969
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, abt Feb 2 1969 - Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Lovenia Goodman Barth, 73, who died Sunday, Feb. 2, en route to Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City, were held Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Lucas United Methodist Church, southwest of Urich. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery, southwest of Urich. Mrs. Barth, the daughter of Benjamin and Bessie Harris Goodman, was born Oct. 18, 1895. She was married to Robert Lewis Barth on March 3, 1915, at her home. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1968. She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Lucas. She was a Sunday School teacher for more than 45 years and very active in all other church activities. She leaves to mourn her passing her aged mother, to whom she was devoted; one brother, Roy Goodman, and his wife, Anna; many other relatives and a host of friends. Her father, two brothers, Georgie and Floyd, and one sister, Myrtle, preceded her in death.

BARTH, Mable D. DUNN
1899-1992
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mable D. Barth was born December 18, 1899, in Henry County, the daughter of James A. and Martha J. (Tarter) Dunn. She passed away August 1, 1992 at the age of 92. Mable was married to Claude Barth. She lived all of her life in this area. She was a member of the Urich Christian Church. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 6, 1992 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

BARTH, Ruby M. CANNON
1921-2009
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2009 - Ruby C. Barth, 88, Urich, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Bates County Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Urich to Bishop Cannon and Ruby Stella (Ramsey) Cannon. Ruby attended Lucas and Hackler one-room country schools and graduated from Urich High School as valedictorian of her class in 1938. She received a scholarship and enrolled in college at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1962 and her Master's in Science Education in 1969. She taught at American School, Highland School, Garden City Elementary, Urich Public School and Sherwood School of Creighton, where she retired after spending 30 years in the teaching profession. On June 1, 1941, Ruby was married to Wilbur G. Barth in Urich and he preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2008. Ruby was a homemaker, a devoted wife and loving parent. She was a member of the Henry County Retired Teachers, Henry County Community Historical Society, Urich Inter-Church Council, Church of God of Urich, where she was passionate about Jesus and her faith. She served as church pianist for many years and visited assisted living homes and nursing homes in Appleton City each month to accompany a group singing for the residents during lunch. She made sure she wrote "In God We Trust," on each letter she mailed and John 3:16 on each check she wrote. Ruby is survived by a sister Avis Lee Cannon of Urich; two sons, Wilbur Wayne Barth and his wife, Joyce, DeGraff, Ohio, and Roger Ramsey Barth of Urich; six grandchildren, Galen Wayne Barth, Kevin James Barth and his wife, Nikki, and children, Brayden, Carson, and Daric of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Nathan Gaines Barth and his wife, Irene, and children, Jalen, Christopher, Madison and Sam of Lima, Ohio, Jennifer Lynn Barth of Clinton, Danielle Lorene Barth of Urich and Nicole Leigh Barth of Clinton; two adopted grandsons, Colin Thomas and Donnie Thomas and several cousins. In addition to her husband Wilbur, Ruby was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Shirley Sue Thomas, in 1987. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 18, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

BARTH, Wilbur Gaines
1919-2008
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2008 - Wilbur G. Barth, 88, of Urich, Mo. died Monday, January 7, 2008, at the Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo. He was born on November 26, 1919, the only child of Walter Barth and Elsie (Gaines) Barth. He attended the one-room rural school of Lucas and the Urich High School, Henry County, Mo. He was united in marriage to Ruby Mardell Cannon on June 1, 1941 at the home of her parents in Urich and three children were born to this union: Shirley Sue, Wilbur Wayne, and Roger Ramsey. He was a farmer, did some truck hauling, and especially enjoyed using a tractor. He served as a school board member, and drove a school bus for one year. Wilbur was a member of the Church of God of Urich, where he was a longtime song leader. His mother was a pastor at the Mayesburg Church of God and his father was a great singer and song leader. Wilbur joined them at times in singing trios of church hymns. He professed his faith in Christ at an early age. He enjoyed providing rides for young people of the community to Youth For Christ rallies at Deepwater, Mo., youth conventions, and other events. He spent many hours visiting friends in nursing homes or assisted living homes, praying a prayer with a resident, and giving a word of encouragement. He and two of his granddaughters, Jennifer and Nicole, sang at several Urich Annual Reunion church nights. He was the song leader at church services and knew many of the songs without the book. If you happened to meet him as he came home on his tractor you might hear him singing and also hear the little toots of his Mahindra tractor as he left and returned. If a friend or neighbor asked a favor or was in need he was never too busy to help them. He believed in I Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." Other favorite scriptures include Hebrews 10:25 and Acts 20:28. One of his favorite sayings when meeting others would be, "You never know what a day will bring forth." When asked how he felt, his words in response were, "Just medium." In addition to his devoted wife, Ruby, survivors include two sons, Wilbur Wayne Barth and his wife Joyce, of DeGraff, Ohio, and Roger Ramsey Barth of Urich; six grandchildren, Galen Wayne Barth, Kevin James Barth and his wife Nikki, Nathan Gaines Barth and his wife Irene, Jennifer Lynn Barth, Danielle Lorene Barth, and Nicole Leigh Barth; two great-grandsons, Brayden James Barth and Carson Nathaniel Barth; two adopted grandsons, Colin Thomas and Donnie Thomas; and a sister-in-law, Avis Lee Cannon, Urich. He was preceded in death by his father in 1969, his mother, in 1989, and his daughter, Shirley Sue Thomas in 1987. Funeral services will be Friday, January 11, 2008, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

BARTH, William Eugene
1926-1995
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Gene (Bill) Barth, 68, Raytown, died Tuesday, January 31, 1995, at the home. Services were February 3, at the Newcomers Floral Hills Chapel. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery. He was born December 28, 1926, in the Piper community near Urich. His parents, Clarence C. Barth and Edna M. Goodman, preceded him in death. He attended grade school at Piper and Urich, graduating from Urich High School. On August 6, 1994, he celebrated with his classmates his 50th year Class Reunion. Bill was married to Beryl Marsh of Clinton on September 19, 1945. To this union four children were born, John, Donna, Denise and David. He was a district manager for Williams Pipe Line for 30 years, retiring in 1988. He was an Army veteran of World War II, spending a portion of his service time in Europe. He was a member of the American Legion Post 371 of Urich. Survivors include his wife, Beryl of the home; sons, John Barth, Kearney, and David Barth, Raytown; daughters, Donna Thompson, Independence, and Denise Schuttig, Germantown, Maryland; also two sisters, Winifred Estep, Kansas City, and Doris Kedigh, Urich; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

BARTHOLOMAEUS, Jo Ann HAISLIP
1944-1995
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jo Ann Bartholomaeus, 51, Warsaw, died Saturday, September 16, 1995, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She was born on May 31, 1944, at Dallas, Texas, the daughter of James C. Jr. and Sarah Josephine Cleary Haislip. She grew up in Dallas and graduated form W. W. Samuell High School in Dallas, Texas. She moved to Kansas City and was employed as a secretary for the advertising department for KCTV 5 in Kansas City for several years. On November 4, 1979, she was united in marriage to George Bartholomaeus in Kansas City. Following their marriage they made their home in Kansas City until 1985 when they moved to Warsaw. She was a member of the Urbandale Christian Church of Dallas, Texas, and a member of the Ladies of Harley-Central Missouri Sedalia Chapter. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband George, of the home; one son Michael Carpenter of Ft. Irwin, California; four daughters, Cara Kiner of St. Joseph, Lisa Carpenter of Kansas City, Stacey Bartholomaeus of Liberty, and Dana Thompson of Ft. Wiley, Kansas; 10 grandchildren and one brother, Doug Haislip of Atlanta, Georgia; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 20 at Reser Funeral Chapel in Warsaw. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw.

BARTHOLOMEW, Elmer E. "Elmo"
1954-2003
Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 26 2003 - Elmer E. "Elmo" Bartholomew, 49, Windsor, formerly of Sedalia, died Tuesday evening, June 24, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born June 18, 1954, in St. Louis, the son of John Henry Bartholomew and Jeanette Lois (Stalin) Bartholomew. He worked at Bobens Heel Factory in Boonville for 12 years and most recently at Rival Manufacturing in Sedalia for eight years. He is survived by three sons, Homer E. Bartholomew, Adam L. Bartholomew and Timothy J. Bartholomew, all of Boonville; a daughter, Cynthia A. Todd, Windsor; two grandchildren, Ira L. Todd and Haley R. Bartholomew; five brothers, Paul Bartholomew, Houston, Texas, Ernie Bartholomew, state of California, Robert Bartholomew, Kansas City, James Bartholomew, Kennett, Phillip Bartholomew, Holcomb; a sister, Mary Street, Sedalia. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenny Bartholomew. Graveside services will be Friday, June 27, at the Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia.

BARTHOLOMEW, Pauline F. BIGLER
1921-2006
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 8 2006 - Pauline F. Bartholomew, 84, Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and formerly of Merriam, Kansas, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehab. She was born December 16, 1921, in Humansville. She was the daughter of Fred and Lucy Bigler. On March 23, 1940, she married Vivian A. Bartholomew, who died June 6, 1991. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 9, at Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. She was a member of the Merriam Christian Church in Merriam, Kansas. She was a homemaker. Surviving are five sisters, Juanita Cox of Raytown, Harriett Knifong of Houstonia, Mildred Hager of Wellington, Julia Bigler of Windsor and Peggy Howard of Windsor; tow brothers, Henry Bigler of Clinton and Raymond Bigler of Deepwater; several nephews and nieces. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell Bigler and Howard Bigler; two sisters, Hazel Bigler and Opal Sartin.

BARTIMUS, Carol E.
1927-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2009 - Carol E. "Barney" or "Babe" Bartimus, 81, Clinton, died Thursday, May 14, 2009 at his home. He was born October 8, 1927, in Bolivar, the son of William Roy Bartimus and Ramah (Dennis) Bartimus. He was a lifelong dairy farmer. Carol was united in marriage to Nadine Jones on March 15, 1949, in Clinton, and she survives of the home. He was a member of the first Baptist Church, Clinton, a 1945 graduate of Appleton City High School and was an avid quail hunter, training his own dogs. In addition to his wife Nadine, Carol is survived by a daughter Carolyn S. Snyder and her husband Dennis, Clinton; a granddaughter Kristi Sue Snyder, Lee's Summit; a sister Betty Cooper, Butler; a sister-in-law Marguerite Bartimus, Butler, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Paul Bartimus and Joe Bartimus. Funeral services were Monday, May 18, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

BARTIMUS, Joseph William
1916-2007
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 24 2007 - Joseph William Bartimus, 91, Butler, died Thursday, December 20, 2007, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born June 2, 1916, to William Roy and Ramah Dennis Bartimus in Milan, Missouri. He great up near Preston, attended grade school in Bolivar and went to Humansville High School. On April 1, 1940, he married Marguerite McCain in Camdenton. He was a farmer, raising cattle and row crops. He was a member of the Butler First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Marguerite Bartimus of Butler; two sons, Gary Bartimus and wife Gayl, Lee's Summit, and Greg Bartimus and wife Jeanie, Butler; two daughters, Janice Dryer of Kansas City and Beverly Fields and husband Curtis, Raleigh, North Carolina; a brother Carol Bartimus and wife, Nadine, Clinton; a sister Betty Cooper, Butler; a sister-In-law Jessie Mae Bartimus of Butler; a brother-in-law Buel McCain and wife Golda, Urbana; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Paul Bartimus, and a son-in-law David Dryer. Funeral services were Saturday, December 22, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial was in Clinton Memory Garden, Clinton.

BARTIMUS, Marguerite McCAIN
1920-2010
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2010 - Marguerite Bartimus, 89, Butler, died Tuesday, February 23, 2010, in Butler. She was born May 30, 1920, to Oscar William and Jessie Mae Creach McCain in Alma. Marguerite is survived by two sons, Gary Bartimus and wife Gayl, Lee's Summit, and Greg Bartimus and wife Jeanie, Butler; two daughters, Janice Dryer of Kansas City and Beverly Fields and husband Curtis, Raleigh, North Carolina; a sister Jessie Mae Bartimus of Butler; a sister-in-law Betty Jean Cooper of Butler; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph Bartimus in 2007; four brothers, Buel, Claude, Earl and Roland; a sister Little Opal, and a son-in-law David Dryer. Funeral services will be Friday, February 26, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial will be in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

BARTIMUS, Nadine JONES
1930-2016
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Nadine Bartimus, 85, of Clinton, Missouri died Saturday evening, May 14, 2016 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton.  She was born on September 16, 1930 in Appleton City, Mo., the daughter of John "Calvin" Jones and Nellie Henry Ray. She married Carol E. Bartimus on March 15, 1949 in Clinton, Mo., and he preceded her in death exactly seven years earlier, May 14, 2009.  Nadine was employed with the Clinton General Hospital, the First Baptist Church as a secretary, was a homemaker and with her husband operated their dairy farm. Nadine enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, playing cards, and visiting with family and friends. She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Sue Snyder and husband Dennis, Clinton, Mo.; one granddaughter, Kristi Sue Snyder, Lee's Summit, Mo.; three sisters-in-law, Eva Jones, Katherine Jones, and Betty Cooper; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friend, Edna Johnson.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, J. W. Jones, Ray Donald "Don" Jones, Darwin Dean Jones, Dale Elmo Jones, and Robert Calvin "Bob" Jones; and two sisters-in-law, Beth Jones and Arma Lee Jones.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in the Vansant Road Cemetery.

BARTIMUS, Paul Keith
1918-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Sunday, February 4, 2001 - Paul Keith Bartimus, 82, of Independence, MO, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at the home of his sister in Butler, MO. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 6, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler; burial in the Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton, MO.

BARTLETT, Billy Ray
1942-2013
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 7 2013 - Billy Ray Bartlett, 71, rural Clinton, died Monday, October 14, 2013, at the Warsaw Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw. He was born September 12, 1942, in Carrollton, the son of Arthur Raymond Bartlett and Blanche Louise (Smith) Bartlett. On October 11, 1986, he married Pamela Ann Quick in Holden and she survives of the home. Billy owned and operated the Bartlett's Body Shop in Clinton. He was a member of the Clinton Elk's Lodge 1034 and the car club. He enjoyed dancing, boating and water skiing, four-wheeling in the Rocky Mountains, restoring hot rods and all sorts of cars, shooting pool and telling jokes and funny stories. He liked to have fun and make people laugh. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Blanche Bartlett of Warrensburg; four daughters, Crystal Rae Tarrence and husband, Chris, Bardstown, Kentucky, Denise Colleen Clark of Warrensburg, Tammy Lynn Resz and husband, Marty, Ballard, and Holly Renee Bolton and husband, James, Indianapolis, Indiana; three stepdaughters, Tina M. Keller of Clinton, Paula A. Smith and husband, Curtis, Truro, Iowa, and Christie Nicole Foster and husband, Jamie, Clinton; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Dale D. Bartlett and wife, Joann, Greenwood, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Jack Edwin Bartlett, and a granddaughter, Rachel Nicole Zeiler. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, October 19, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was in Park's Chapel Cemetery.

BARTLETT, Ellsworth Merritt
1920-1999
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ellsworth Merritt Bartlett, son of George and Glorien Albrecht Bartlett, was born February 11, 1920, in Norborne, and died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Ellsworth received his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1941. He met and married his wife, Evelyn, in 1956 and helped raise her three children as if they were his own. He taught his sons to be mechanics and truck drivers Just like he was. He was employed by National Steel Company until his retirement. He lived in Kansas City and independence before he moved to Clinton in 1984. In 1958, he became a Baptist and joined the Corinth Baptist Church. He was a Sunday School teacher, teaching the Junior Boys Class. He later moved his membership to the Waldo Avenue Baptist Church in Independence. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles and Frank. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of the home; three stepchildren, Calvin L. Riley, Clayton Harvey and Bonnie Johnson, all of Clinton; two brothers, Glen O. Bartlett and wife, Betty, Gladstone, and George E. Bartlett of Independence; two sisters, Minnie Belle Hess of Independence, and Mabel Shroder and husband, Bryan, Clinton, as well as seven step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, March 4. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

BARTLETT, Jack Edwin
1949-2002
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 26 2002 - Jack Edwin Bartlett, 52, Warrensburg, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born November 3, 1949, in Warrensburg, the son of Arthur Raymond Bartlett and Blanche Louise Smith Bartlett. He worked for Boise Cascade Paper Co., which later became Clayton Forms Paper Co. He also worked for the Johnson County Bridge Crew, Builders Carpet Outlet and owned and operated Bartlett Farms and oversaw operations on other farms. He was a member of the Johnson County R-7 School Board from 1988-1994 and was currently on the Johnson County Public Water District Board. He coached Little League and Youth Basketball League. On November 28, 1969, in Warrensburg, he married Bonnie May Reavis, who survives of the home. He is also survived by two sons John Edwin Bartlett and wife Christine, Independence, and Joseph Michael Bartlett, Warrensburg; his mother, Blanche Bartlett, Warrensburg; one granddaughter, Alexandra Carr, Independence; two brothers, Billy Ray Bartlett and wife Pam, Clinton, and Dale Bartlett and wife JoAnn, Greenwood; 10 nieces and nephews, 13 great-nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Hazel Reavis, Warrensburg; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Doussard and husband John, Warrensburg, and Cathie Dalzell and husband Mike, Bremerton, Washington. He was preceded in death by his father on November 17, 1996. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 28, at the First Baptist Church in Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

BARTLETT, James Lee Sr.
1926-1998
Highland Sacred Gardens Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Lee Bartlett Sr., son of Oliver and Grace Wood Bartlett, was born November 1, 1926, in Sedalia, and died Thursday April 30, 1998, at his home in Clinton. Jim was a Navy veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific. He worked as an electrician for Missouri Pacific Railroad from 1946 to 1962. He then went to work at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Granite Lodge No. 272, AF&AM, the American Legion Post 621 where he was a 50-year member and the Calvary Baptist Church, all in Sedalia. He attended the Clinton Christian Church. He was married to Elsie Mincoff in 1946 and to this union five children were born. She preceded him in death on November 1, 1978. He married Diana Gano on February 14, 1984. Jim was also preceded in death by his parents; one son James L. Bartlett Jr. and one brother Oliver Bartlett Jr. He is survived by his wife Diana of the home; two sons, David Bartlett and wife Pam of Santee, California, and Dennis Bartlett and wife Pat of Sedalia; two twin daughters, Karen Buttemeier and husband Dell and Kay Shultz and husband Stan, all of Orlando, Florida; three brothers, John Robert Bartlett of Bates City, William Bartlett and Donald Bartlett, both of Sedalia; one sister Juanita Lenington of Oak grove; one stepdaughter Angie Seaton of Windsor, and one stepson Tom Chandler Jr. of Stover, as well as 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Funeral service were held at the Clinton Christian Church, Monday, May 4. Graveside services were held at the Highland Sacred Gardens Cemetery, Sedalia.

BARTLEY, Horace David
1905-1924
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
TRIPLE TRAGEDY - Horace Bartley, Misses Faye Rhoades and Faye Peterman Killed in Motor Accident - Horace Bartley, driving a Ford car, rebuilt with a racer body, with Misses Faye Rhoades and Faye Peterman at his side, and Ernest Gumm sitting on the side of the car, plunged into Deepwater creek, about a mile and a half northeast of Deepwater, where William Steward was so terribly injured last year, at 10:45 p.m., Friday, April 11th, killing all but Gumm. The two girls were employed at the New Central Hotel and had gone to the picture show. After the show they were invited to take a ride, first riding about town, then decided to go to Deepwater. They were all laughing and talking. Gumm says he did not even notice they were approaching the creek, but Bartley must have seen it as the brakes of the car were on, but too late to avert the accident. Gumm was thrown out and away from the car but the other three were pinned beneath. Quite a span of bridge was out as it had not been repaired since the accident last season. They dropped about 23 feet into the mud and water. When Gumm came to, he was wandering about in the yard of the nearest farm house, but as he did not succeed in awaking them walked into Deepwater and went to the telephone office for help. He aroused Ellis Bryant who got Dr. Howard and Clarence Andrews and went immediately to the scene of the accident. Other people were quickly aroused. Gumm got to the telephone office at 3 o'clock, and it was about 3:30 by the time the doctor and others arrived at the scene. Gumm remained in Deepwater, where he was given first aid treatment, as he is badly bruised, has his right arm sprained and a cut on his chin. He says his last recollection before the accident was the dropping over of the front of the car. When help arrived young Bartley and Miss Rhoades were dead. Miss Peterman groaned several times then died. Their feet were in about three feet of water, but their heads were in the mud. Miss Peterman's watch was still running, but Miss Rhoades watch had stopped at 10:45, so it is supposed that was the time of the accident. Ernest Gumm was brought to Clinton about 6:30 and Spore & Son were called to bring in the bodies. Sims-Wilkinson & Co. were called to take the body of Miss Rhoades to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Rhoades, a mile west of where the accident happened. She had known the bridge was out, so must not have realized what road they were on.

BARTON, Hubert Marion
1918-1998
Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Benton Co, AR
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hubert M. Barton, 79, Nixa, died Sunday, March 15, 1998, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born November 11, 1918, in Eucha, Oklahoma, and was the son of Otis and Elizabeth (Garman) Barton. During World War II he was a member of the army Air Corps Glider Division and served in the Pacific Theater. He earned a B.S. degree at Quachita Baptist University and a Master's in education at the University of Arkansas. On August 24, 1947, he and Betty Louise Bolch were married. Mr. Barton was a lifelong educator in Arkansas and Missouri, holding the position of superintendent of schools in Missouri at Southwest City, Schell City, Southwest at Washburn, Norwood and Calhoun. Following retirement he returned to Nixa in 1985. Mr. Barton was a member and 13-year deacon of the Nixa First Baptist Church. Active in civic organizations, he was on the Board of Directors of OACAC, a member of the American Legion Post 434 in Nixa and served on the Board of the Ozark Chapter Lupus Foundation. HE also represented senior citizens in the Southwest Missouri Legal Aid Board, delivered meals for Older Adults Organization in Christian County and was active in the Nixa Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include his wife Betty; two sons and their wives, Bruce and Mary Ann Barton, Springfield, and Brent P. and Kim Barton, Nixa; six grandchildren, Kelsey Barton, Carl, Jason and Lisa Barton and Aaron and Justin Letterman; two sisters, Beulah Shinpaugh, Gravette, Arkansas, and Hazel Martin, Sperry, Oklahoma, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Kenneth, Carl, Eugene, Stanford and Raymond Barton, and a sister, Ruth Antle. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A graveside service will be Wednesday in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Arkansas.

BARTON, Ralph Thomas "Tom"
1932-2011
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 6 2011 - Retired Air Force Col. Ralph Thomas "Tom" Barton was called home by our Heavenly Father on May 18, 2011. Tom was born Jan. 14, 1932, in Jacksonville, Ill., to Kenneth and Henrietta Barton. He attended high school in Fort Scott, Kan., where he met his wife to be, Charlene (Johnson) Barton. He went on to earn his DDS degree from the University of Missouri, School of Dentistry. He practiced general dentistry in Clinton, Mo., and later joined the United States Air Force where he had a long and honored career as a prosthodontist and lab officer, achieving the rank of colonel. Tom was in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. His awards included the Army good conduct medal, the Vietnam service medal and the Bronze Star. In 1999, after the death of his wife of 45 years, Tom moved to Pittsburg, Kan., to be near his brother Terry Barton, USN, retired, and sister-in-law, Janet Barton. He is survived by son Jeffrey Barton, daughter Kathy Pearson, daughter-in-law Stacie Barton, grandchildren Ashley Barton and Katie Pearson, brother, Capt. Terry Barton, sister-in-law Janet Barton, niece Lori Pratt and nephew Mike Barton. Tom Barton was an officer and a gentleman, a loving husband, father, brother and friend.

BARTON, Rosamond Yvonne WADE
1922-2007
Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery, Mission, Hidalgo Co, TX
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 2007 - Rosamond Yvonne Barton entered into God’s Kingdom on September 12, 2007 at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen Texas. Rose was born September 17, 1922 to Louise and John Wade of Shawnee Mound, Missouri. After graduating from Shawnee Mound High School as Valedictorian, she married her high school sweetheart, Leslie Barton, in January, 1941. She lived in Kansas City, Mo; Merida, Mexico; Moline, Illinois; Grand Rapids, Michigan, Tipp City, Ohio and South Padre Island, Texas. She worked as bookkeeper and partner in her husband’s business. She was active in church life as a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, Ohio for over for forty years, serving as a Sunday school teacher and supporting Christian education. In her final years, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Port Isabel, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Leslie Barton; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Betsy Barton of Houston, Texas; granddaughters, Alison and Casey Barton; sister Betty Lou Arwood of Clinton, Mo and many other friends and relatives. Rose was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will always be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit. A visitation will be held Saturday, September 15 at the Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home in Harlingen, Texas with a private interment to be held at a later date.

BARTON, Rose Dona MONTGOMERY
1942-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 22 2005 - Rose Dona Barton, 62, Windsor, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at her home in Windsor. She was born in Burger, Texas, November 16, 1942, to Terry Jack and Dorothy Pauline (Daniels) Montgomery. She worked as a cashier in a grocery store. She was preceded in death by her parents, Terry and Dorothy Montgomery. She is survived by three brothers, Jerry L. Montgomery and Charles M. Montgomery, both of Hillsboro, Texas, and Kelly J. Antrikin of Windsor, and one sister, Nancy P. Evans of Grand Prairie, Texas. There will be no services. Rose had donated her body to the University of Missouri, School of Medicine Gift of Body Program.

BASKINS, Beulah Christine DURFLINGER
1896-1985
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Aug 18 1985 - Mrs. Beulah C. Baskins, 88, Windsor, died Sunday, August 18, at Resthaven in Windsor. She was born November 13, 1896 in Narka, Kansas, daughter of Francis M. Durflinger and Eliza Dettman Durflinger. On August 2, 1915, in Narka, she was married to Roy Baskins who died in 1956. Mrs. Baskins was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was a homemaker. She is survived by five sons: Dean Baskins, Delmar Baskins and Gloyd (G. E.) Baskins, all of Windsor, Leland Baskins and Floyd Baskins, both of Hood River Oregon; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 22, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak.

BASKINS, Chloe Imogene HUNT
1919-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 11 2000 - Chloe I. Baskins, 80, of Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Clinton Healthcare Nursing Home, in Clinton, MO. She was born July 25, 1919, in Windsor, MO, the daughter of Edward Lee Hunt and Mettie Margaret (Jenkins) Hunt. On August 2, 1935, at Dell Junction, MO, she married Dean Baskins, who survives of the home in Windsor. Chloe co-owned and operated with her husband, Baskins Sheet Metal Company, in Calhoun, MO, for over 10 years and she also worked at the Simes Shoe Store in Clinton for 10 years. She was a member of the Meadow Queen Rebekah Lodge #528, Windsor; the Windsor V.F.W. Auxiliary; the Ladies Auxiliary of the Grand Encampment, Lodge #56, Clinton, MO; Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant, Lodge #23, Springfield, MO. She was also a member of the Leeton Christian Church. In addition to her husband, Chloe is survived by 3 sons, James D. Baskins, Lawrence, Kansas; Roy Lee Baskins, Sugar Creek, MO; Donald Ray Baskins, Osceola, MO; a daughter, Marilyn Louise Young, Lee's Summit, MO; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. Mrs. Baskins was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 grandsons, and 1 great-grandson. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 13, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, MO.

BASKINS, Dean
1916-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 16 2000 - Dean Baskins, 84, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday morning, June 14, 2000, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, in Clinton, Mo. He was born January 28, 1916 in Reynolds, Nebraska, the son of Roy Cylvester Baskins and Beulah Christina (Durflinger) Baskins. On August 2, 1935, in Dell Junction, Mo., he married Chloe Imogene Hunt, who preceded him in death on April 9, 2000. Mr. Baskins graduated from the Windsor High School and his first job was as a dishwasher and fry cook at Pines Douglas' 'Nuf Sed' cafe, in Windsor. He later owned and operated Baskins Sheet Metal in Calhoun, Mo., for several years. He also worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor, and was a chicken sexor for many years. Dean was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Meadow Queen Rebekah Lodge #528, Windsor; Windsor VFW Post 2610; I.O.O.F. Lodge #187 for over 60 years and served as past Noble Grand; Patricach's Militant; Past Grand Patriarch of the Patriarch's Militant of the State of Missouri; past Grand Scribe for Grand Encampment, State of Missouri. He is survived by 3 sons, James D. Baskins, Lawrence, Ks.; Roy Lee Baskins, Sugar Creek, Mo.; Donald Ray Baskins, Osceola, Mo.; a daughter, Marilyn Louise Young, Lee's Summit, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson; a brother, Floyd E. Baskins, Hood River, Oregon; 3 sisters-in-law, Lela Baskins; Maude Baskins; Norma Baskins; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Leland Baskins; Delmer Baskins; Jimmy Baskins; and a sister, Louise Baskins. Funeral services will be Sunday afternoon, June 18, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BASKINS, Delmar Dee
1921-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Delmar Dee Baskins, 72, Windsor, died Tuesday, October 4, 1994, at the Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home in Clinton. He was born December 14, 1921, in Narka, Kansas, the son of Roy Lee Baskins and Beulah Christine Durflinger Baskins. On June 10, 1950, in Calhoun, at the Calhoun Baptist Church, he married Maxine Funk, who preceded him in death November 7, 1969. Mr. Baskins was the manager of the Conoco Service Station in Windsor for over 25 years, before retiring in December of 1989. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor; a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW Post #2610, Windsor. Survivors include a daughter, Deanne Hayden, Willard; two sons, Gregory Baskins, Cheney, Kansas, Michael Baskins, Windsor; two brothers, Dean Baskins, Windsor, Floyd Baskins, Odell, Oregon; two grandsons, Dustin and Ben; three granddaughters, Serena, Michelle and Tiffany. Several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law also survive. Funeral services will be Friday, October 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak cemetery, Windsor.

BASKINS, Gloyd E. "Jim"
1925-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - G. E. (Jim) Baskins, 66, Windsor, died Sunday, April 19, 1992 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born December 24, 1925 in Narka, Kansas, the son of Roy C. Baskins and Beulah Durflinger Baskins. He was married April 6, 1947 in Husum, Washington to Lela Belle Clark. She survives at the home in Windsor. He was a custodian for the Windsor R-1 School District and was at the school for 17 years before retiring in October of 1987. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, the Windsor V.F.W. Post 2610 and the board of directors of Laurel Oak Cemetery Association. Survivors, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Wendell Baskins of Oregon City, Oregon and Gary Baskins of Windsor; two granddaughters; three brothers, Dean Baskins and Delmer Baskins, both of Windsor, and Floyd E. (Tiny) Baskins of Odell, Oregon. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BASKINS, Michael
1958-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 20 2001 - Mike Baskins, 42, Sedalia, formerly of Windsor, died Tuesday afternoon, September 18, 2001, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born October 10, 1958, in Windsor, the son of Delmar Dee Baskins and Roberta Maxine (Funk) Baskins. He worked for Meyer Plumbing, Inc., in Sedalia for five years. He formerly worked at Fantasia Bakery (now Multi Foods, Inc.) in Sedalia. He was a member of the Central Missouri Chapter, Harley owner's Group in Sedalia. He is survived by his daughter, Serena M. Baskins, Sedalia; his fiancee, Sharon L. Yeager, Sedalia; a brother, Greg Baskins, Wichita, Kansas; a sister, Deanne Hayden and husband, Dan, Willard; two grandchildren, Morgan Wheeler and Montana Rayne Baskins; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Baskins, and several uncles and aunts. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 22, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BASKINS, Roberta Maxine FUNK
1929-1969
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Funeral services for Mrs. Roberta Maxine Baskins, 33, who died Nov 7 at the Windsor Hospital, were conducted Monday afternoon at the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery under the direction of the Gouge Funeral Home. Mrs. Baskins was born near Windsor November 19, 1929 the daughter of the late Albert and Goldie Funk. She had been a patient in the Windsor Hospital nine days. She had lived all her life in the Windsor and Calhoun area and was a graduate of Calhoun High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Windsor. In 1950 she was married to Delmar Dee Baskins. Four children blessed this union. One son, David preceded his mother in death June 1963. She was also preceded in death by a brother Martin Funk in 1967. Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Deanne, and two sons, Gregory and Michael all of the home, four sisters, Mrs. Adeline Church and Mrs. Ray Berry both of Calhoun, Mrs. Phyllis Miller, Overland Park, Kansas and Mrs. Raymond Crawford, Clinton, one brother, Herbert Funk, Concordia several nieces and nephews along with other relatives and many friends. Mrs. Baskins was a loyal faithful wife and mother and will be sadly missed by all.

BASKINS, Roy Cylvester
1893-1956
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Nov 6 1956 - Funeral services for Roy C. Baskins, 62, of near Windsor were held Saturday afternoon at the Huston-Turner funeral home. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery. Baskins died November 6 at his home, three miles southwest of here, following a heart attack. He was born Nov. 14, 1893 in Thayer County, Nev., the son of Frank and Laura Baskins. He was married to Beulah Durflinger and to this union six children were born: Dean of Calhoun; Delmar and Gloyd of Windsor; Leland of Hood River, Ore.; Floyd of Odell, Ore.; and Louise, who died in infancy. Surviving in addition to the wife and five sons are 15 grandchildren, six sisters and four brothers.

BASKINS, Roy Lee
1940-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Roy Lee Baskins, 72, of Independence, Missouri, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at the North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was born August 11, 1940, in Windsor, Mo., the son of Frankie Dean Baskins and Chloe Imogene (Hunt) Baskins. On February 15, 1963, in Calhoun, Mo., he married Marjorie Ellen Trolinger and she survives of the home. Roy worked with his parents at Baskins Sheet Metal, in Calhoun and Windsor, for several years before going to work for The Lennox Company as a service consultant responsible for the western part of Missouri and the Kansas City area, retiring after 38 years. He served his country as a member of the United States Army National Guard and was also a member of the IOOF Lodge #187, in Windsor. Roy was a judge for the Regional VICA competitions in Heating & Cooling for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and hunting for mushrooms, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Michael Lee Baskins and Joshua Scott Baskins (Sarah Jeane), both of Independence, Mo.; 4 daughters, Lisa Lyn Katsulis (Paul) and Patricia A. Watts (Ethan) also both of Independence; Lori J. Baskins, Orrick, Mo.; and Rebecca S. Baskins, Kansas City, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, Sarah Ellen Jones, Amanda R. Hatfield, Megan F. Jones, Frank P. Katsulis, Ellen C. Baskins, Joshua Scott Baskins, Jr., Amanda M. Watts, LeAndra N. Watts, Kara A. Watts, Katelyn E. Watts, Eric Dean Leal, Bethany RuthAnn Hunsel, Justin N. Hunsel, and Ella Grace Watts; 4 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Shiloh, Brynleigh, and Leilani; a brother, Donald Baskins (Tammy) Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Marilyn Young, Richmond, Mo.; and a sister-in-law, Darlene Baskins, Baldwin, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and a brother, Jim Baskins. Funeral services will be March 22, 2013, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BASS, Mariam
1821-1904
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, MO - She Was A Native Of Boone County And 83 Years Of Age - Mrs. Mariam Bass died of paralysis and general debility at 6:45 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Morris Harter, No. 509 West Second street, aged 83 years, 1 month and 12 days. Mrs. Bass was born in Boone county, August 4, 1821, and had lived in Missouri all of her life - in fact, never being outside of the state, and during the last quarter of a century she had resided in Sedalia. She was a member of the M. E. church, South, for 55 years, and at the time of her death was a beloved and honored member of the Fifth Street M. E. Church, South. Mrs. Bass left the following children, all of whom were at the bedside when she passed away: Mrs. C. C. Maupin, of Calhoun; Mrs. Maurice Harter and Mrs. Jennie Hall, of this city. The funeral services were held in Windsor Sunday morning at the M. E. Church, South, interment at Laurel Oak cemetery, attended by a large following of relatives and friends.

BASS, Maxine RITTER
1928-1994
Old Monticello Cemetery, Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co, KS
Shawnee, KS - Maxine Bass, 65, Shawnee, died Oct. 4, 1994, at the home. Services will be Thursday at the Amos Family Chapel, Shawnee; burial in Old Monticello Cemetery, Shawnee. Mrs. Bass was born in Brownington, Missouri, the daughter of Amiel and Mabel Ritter, and lived in this area for 37 years. She was a former member of the Greenwood Heights Southern Baptist Church, Shawnee. She attended the Chillicothe Business College. Survivors include her husband, Albert Bass of the home; a brother Lester Earl Ritter of Kansas; a son, George Bass, Kansas City; four daughters, Sandra Rail, Denver, Susan Howe, Spring Hill in Miami County, Billie Humbard, Overland Park, and Patty Hernandez, Olathe; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

BATES, Carolyn Rae BALL
1966-2000
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
(see HEHNER, Kevin Michael)

BATES, Judith Ann "Judy" GREGG
1944-2004
Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2004 - Mrs. Judith Ann "Judy" Bates was born near Urich On January 28, 1944, and was the only daughter of Earl and Millie (Elwell) Gregg. When she was 17, Lucian Ray Bates asked Earl for permission to date his daughter. He agreed and Judy said "Yes" and the two were never apart after that. On June 15, 1964, the couple was united in marriage at Creighton. While Ray served in the Army, Judy taught school and the two lived in Bristol, Rhode Island and then in Peculiar before building a house just outside of Urich. It was there that Judy and Ray raised their two children, Kimberly Ann and Gregg Lucian. A lifelong educator, Judy began teaching in Urich in 1970. She continued teaching K-6 at Sherwood Cass R-8, Creighton, until she retired in 1998. Judy was always active in her children's lives and community programs. This continued in her later years despite her illness. Judy's faith in God was always important to her and helped her in her last days. She was a member of the Creighton Christian church for over 30 years and was the organist for many of those. Judy participated in over 12 different clubs and organizations and was a founding member of the Urich Historical Society, Urich Mad Hatters Red Hat Club and the Hope Quilters for Hope Lodge of Kansas City. After a 30-year battle with cancer, Judy died on June 20, 2004, at her home. She was 60 years old and died with the ones who loved her most at her side. Besides her parents, Judy was preceded in death by two half-sisters, Juanita Hendricks and Natilee Gregg; a half-brother, William Bruce Gregg. She is survived by her husband, Ray Bates, of the home; a daughter, Kim Gardenhire and husband Gary D., Lee's Summit; a son Gregg Bates and wife Christy, Springfield; her mother-in-law Pearl Bates, Garden City; a half-sister Lillian Haverland, Gladstone; seven nieces and a nephew; a host of cousins, a community of friends and former students who will miss Judy very much. Funeral services were Thursday, June 24 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Dayton Cemetery near Garden City.

BATES, Peggy Darlene
d: 2016
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 2 2016 - Peggy Darlene Bates, 76, Neosho, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016, in Neosho. Arrangements are pending.

BATES, Thomas Penual
1833-1904
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 14 1904 - The angel of death is no respecter of persons and again has visited our community, taking an esteemed friend, Thomas Penual Bates. He was born in Liverpool, England, April 4, 1833 and died May 9, after long and intense sufferings, from a complication of diseases. He had been a resident of Clinton forty years and had held several offices, always being faithful and honest. Leaves a wife and 12 sorrowing children - William Bates of Chicago; Phil Bates, Flat River; Ed Bates, St. Louis; Miss Bates, Belleville, Ill.; Mrs. Baker, St. Joseph, Mrs. G. Beard, Mrs. E. F. Hill, Rhos and Rollo Bates, Miss Maude, Florence and Alice Bates, this city. Funeral at the residence and burial in Englewood.

BATH, Charles R. "Toody"
1932-2003
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 8 2003 - Charles R. "Toody" Bath, 71, Clinton, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at Bothwell Regional Hospital in Sedalia. Funeral service will be held Friday, October 10, at the Community church of Christ with burial in Englewood Cemetery. He was born September 9, 1932, in Independence, son of Carl and Addie Opal Andrews Bath. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, John Bath and Carl Lee Bath, and one sister, Wilma Braun. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann of the home; two sons, David Bath of the home, and Terry Bath and wife Tonya, Clinton; one daughter, Shelly Bath, Clinton; one granddaughter, Ashleigh Bath and one sister Maxine Braun, Clinton; plus several nieces and nephews.

BATH, John M.
1930-1998
Belton Cemetery, Belton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 1998 - John M. Bath, 68, Wichita, Kansas, died Saturday, February 21, 1998, at his home. He was born January 23, 1930, in Clinton, the son of Carl and Opal Bath. He served 30 years in the United States Air Force and was a chief master sergeant, CMSgt., at retirement. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth; one son John of Belton; three stepdaughters, One stepson, five grandchildren; one brother Charles Bath, and one sister Maxine Braun, both of Clinton. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 25, at the Old Mission Mortuary, Wichita, with burial in Belton with military honors.

BATSCHELET, Anna PFISTER
1848-1932
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The funeral of Mrs. Fred Batschelet was held at Stone's Chapel Friday afternoon, August 5. Anna Pfister, wife of Frederich Batschelet was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, April 30, 1848, and died August 3, 1932 at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 3 days. Fourteen children have blessed this union, all are living. Godfrey and Fred of LaDue; John, Ben, William, Mrs. Daniel Dehn and Mrs. Ed Hillebrand of Clinton; Albert, Bertha, Mrs. Albert Michel and Mrs. W. L. Hays of near Montrose; Mrs. Frank Echterling of Stansberry, Mo.; Robert of Renfro, Okla.; and Edward of Fairfax, Okla.; Twenty seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Her husband preceded her in death, December 21, 1925. She was one of a family of four children, all of whom preceded her in death. At an early age, she united with the German Reformed church and was a faithful member. All of the children were present at the funeral. The son, Edward and family drove all night, on account of a belated telegram. Twenty-five of the grandchildren and many of the great-grandchildren were in the audience. Rev. Wood spoke feelingly in fitting tribute to this good woman and words of hope and comfort to the sorrowing family. The music was soothing, the many flowers in charge of young ladies and little girls added their beauty to the service. As the casket was borne from the chapel, the glow of a perfect August sun lay on fields and distant woods like a benediction of peace. Six grandsons, George Batschelet, Glenn Michel, Walter Batschelet, John Kenneth Batschelet, Frank Batschelet and Everett Hillebrand were the pallbearers. Mrs. Batschelet was a quiet, busy, home loving woman who made her influence felt through the law-abiding, industrious, sensible men and women who are her sons and daughters. That other group - the grandchildren and great-grandchildren - numberless times in past years have young men and women spoken in pleased anticipation and the very small one piped gleefully "I'm going to my Grandma" over and over like a sweet refrain which now is stilled - forevermore. She will be missed. How splendid to be so missed! A well spent life - a well earned rest.

BATSCHELET, Bonnie Nadine BYERS
1922-2012
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 20 2012 - Bonnie Nadine Batschelet, 90, Adrian, died on December 18, 2012, at the St. Joseph's Medical Center, Kansas City. Bonnie was born to Benjamin Owen and Lena 'Ade' Byers of Creighton on February 2, 1922. After graduating from high school, she married John Kenneth Batschelet and to this union, five children were born. Bonnie loved her family very much. Surviving Bonnie are her children, Gloria Batschelet of Independence, Sharon Greer of Butler, Kenneth Batschelet of Butler, Patricia Nitsche (Kevin) of Butler, and Gary Batschelet (Rhonda) of Clinton; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, and one infant son, John Owen Batschelet. A graveside service will be held at Englewood Cemetery on Friday, December 21.

BATSCHELET, Evelyn ROBERTS
1905-1999
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Evelyn Roberts Batschelet, 93, died on February 14, 1999, at the Westwood Nursing Home. She was born December 21, 1905, near Clinton, to George Roberts and Vena Benny-Roberts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Batschelet, her parents and two brothers, Wallis and Wayne. Evelyn is survived by her son, Gene Batschelet and wife, Dee Ann, Clinton; two grandchildren, Jean Ann Crews and Mark Batschelet, Dallas, Texas; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rodgers and husband, Doug, Clinton; great-great-grandson, Tyler Rodgers, Clinton; brother Howard Roberts and wife, Dorothy, Clinton; sister, Nadine Stewart, and husband, Clifford, Urich; sister-in-law, Helen Batschelet of Clinton; nieces, nephews and a host of good friends. The Roberts family home was in the Delmar community. Evelyn was a lifelong resident of Henry County. She attended Mound School for eight years and never missed a day. She married Henry Earl Batschelet on January 12, 1927. The newlyweds established their home on a farm that Earl had purchased in 1926, along Deepwater Creek at a site known locally as Rice's Bluff. It was a popular place for people to fish and swim. The farm was purchased by the Kansas City Power and Light Company for the purpose of building the existing power plant and lake. Evelyn and Earl moved to Clinton after the farm sold and established a new home in town. They made the adjustment from farm to city quickly, but never lost their love for the farm. Evelyn maintained contact the Mattingly store in Clinton. Many of the people she met during those years became her friends. Evelyn's life revolved around her family and friends. One of her great Joys was a family gathering with family members of all ages coming and going and lots of good things to eat. Her homemade rolls were an essential part of a family dinner. A visit with her was not complete until you saw the latest pictures of her grandchildren. She never hesitated to remind her family members when too much time elapsed between visits, letters or telephone calls. Friends were important to her. She always had time for a visit or call on special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. Most importantly, a friend could always count on her for a helping hand or a kind word when they needed it most. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, February 16, Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BATSCHELET, Frederick
1842-1925
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - One of the oldest and most respected citizens of Davis township, died at his home four miles west of LaDue, Dec. 21st. He had been in failing health for more than a year, yet the death came as a shock to his aged wife and children. He was a pioneer who toiled to build better farms, better homes, better schools and better churches. A large congregation that filled Stones Chapel on Thursday, at eleven o'clock to do honor to his devoted memory. The songs were sung by the choir of the church, and the sermon was preached by Rev. H. A. Wood, of Windsor, an old friend of the deceased. The friends had brought many flowers, which covered the casket and were an eloquent tribute to his memory. This has gone one of the most respected citizens, a neighbor who will be missed and a devoted Christian man, who left a stainless name and reputation. Frederick Batschelet was born July 10th, 1842, in the Canton Berne, Switzerland. He was a son of Benedict and Elizabeth (Weber) Batschelet, and was one of a family of six children. In 1862 he came to America and settled in Illinois, where he remained for three years. He was united in marriage to Anna Pfister in 1866, at Highland, Ill. Moving with his family to Henry county in 1870, where he had made his home the past fifty-four years. Surviving are his beloved wife, Anna, one brother, Chris A. Batschelet, and fourteen children; Fred and Godfred, twins, born in Illinois, living in Davis township; John near Lewis Station; Benedict in Davis township; Minnie wife of Daniel Dehn near Clinton; Robert in Oklahoma; Albert in Bear Creek township; William in Davis township; Anna wife of W. E. Hildebrande in Davis township; Mary wife of Albert Mitchell near Montrose; Caroline wife of Frank Echterling at Adaza, Iowa; Rose wife of W. L. Hays in Davis township; and Edward and Bertha at the old home. Also twenty-five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In his youth he joined the Reformed Church, where he retained his membership to the time of his death. During the last year of the civil war, he served in the Union army in company A, of the 40th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment. At the time of his death, Dec. 21st, 1925, he had reached the age of 83 years, 5 months and 11 days.

BATSCHELET, Helen Louise ANDERSON
1915-2000
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 2000 - Helen Louise Batschelet was born August 29, 1915, in Henry County. She was the oldest of four children of William Rhote and Mattie Anderson. She died in Clinton, at the Golden Valley Hospital, on March 2, 2000, having lived some 84 and one-half years. Helen had many distinct qualities. she was fiercely independent and maintained a strong work ethic. Growing up in rural Clinton, Helen worked alongside her father, Rhote, and was very much his shadow in performing farm responsibilities. she also mastered domestic life and was a wonderful, capable cook. Driving a Model-T Ford to high school each day, she graduated from Clinton High School. In August 1933, Helen was married to Edwin Batschelet, also of Henry County. Together they reared two daughters, Wilma and Shirley, and continued farming near LaDue some 22 years. In 1955, the farm was purchased for utility purposes. Helen was never embittered over this forced life change and met it head-on. Pursuing a new career, she became employed with the Henry County Superintendent of Schools. Her 30-plus work years within the Henry County Courthouse included positions as Deputy of Voter Registration and Secretary to the County Clerk's Office. Her expertise and knowledge won her the respect from those seeking assistance and citizens throughout the community. In her lifetime, Helen was pragmatic. Her strong will, determination, persistence, high values and sense of duty characterized her daily life. She never complained, accepted adversity and challenges and the ever-changing world. She voiced opinions freely and was a keen observer of politics. Helen had a modern mind. She maintained her curiosity of the world and never seemed old. Helen's devotion and love to family was endless. Her family came first and she would put the members' needs before her own. Taking grandchildren to church, to shop and to movies, gave Helen much pleasure. Birthdays were always remembered and celebrated, even if travel afar was necessary. Of course, cakes were never store-bought. They were delicious, three-layered home creations. Helen shared her seamstress abilities and provided beautiful, matching coat and dress ensembles for her daughters and granddaughters. Believing strongly in the values of education, Helen's generous, tireless support to children and grandchildren fostered the realization of goals. She encouraged travel and exploration of the world. Throughout good and bad times, Helen maintained a good sense of humor. Her hardy laugh and twinkle of the eye brought a smile to others and fostered good feelings. Helen held a strong devotion to Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church and to its members. Helen is survived by her daughter, Shirley Freeman, Burke, Virginia; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother. Her husband, Edwin, and daughter, Wilma Sperry, preceded her in death. Helen's family has many good memories and will cherish them. They will not forget the caring she gave to all along with the family gatherings of abundant food, including Easter-bunny cakes and the best fried chicken and beef briskets. From her family and friends we say goodbye Helen and we love you.

BATSCHELET, John Kenneth
1916-1994
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Kenneth Batschelet was born December 29, 1916, in Clinton, the son of John and Mary (Neil) Batschelet. He died Sunday, April 10, 1994, at the Golden valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 77. He lived most of his life in this area. He was a veteran, serving his country in the United States Army. He was married to Bonnie Byers on January 21, 1945, and to this union six children were born. He was a farmer and also a machinist. He lived on the farm near Butler for the past 25 years. He is survived by his wife Bonnie of the home; three daughters, Gloria Jean Batschelet, Belton, Sharon Faye Greer and Patricia Ann Nitsche and husband Kevin, all of Butler; two sons, Kenneth Lee Batschelet, Butler, and Gary Leland Batschelet and wife Rhonda, Clinton; also seven grandchildren, Matthew Reed Greer, Timothy Ryan Greer, Jennifer Dawn Bowman, Jeremy Wade Bowman, Andrew Blake Batschelet, Kristi Dawn Nitsche and Ryan Neil Nitsche, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, John Owen. Funeral services were Friday, April 15, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BATSCHELETT, Anna Lee MILLER
1919-1998
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anna Lee (Miller) Batschelett was born April 26, 1919, in Sedalia, to Isaac Wilbert and Myrtle (Hunter) Miller. Anna Lee had one brother Clifford, and one sister Violet, who preceded her in death. Anna Lee married Dehn Godfrey Batschelett on October 2, 1937. They moved to the family farm in the LaDue Community where Dehn assisted his parents, Godfrey and Rosa, as Godfrey was in declining health. After the death of Godfrey, the couple continued to make their home with Rosa while Dehn continued the farming operation. Anna Lee and her mother-in-law shared the home an dits responsibilities for 37 years until Rosa's death. Into this home four children were born, Rose Ann, Larry Dehn (who preceded his mother in death), Linda Lou and Stephen Kent. Anna Lee took great pride in being a farmer's wife and grandmother to her grandchildren, Danny, Darla, Clint, Ryan, Alicia (who preceded her in death), Shannon, Shane and Jennifer and great-grandmother to Joshua, Kaylee and Isaac. Anna Lee went to be with Jesus on December 15, 1998. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and great host of friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 19, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in the Bear Creek Cemetery, Montrose.

BATSCHELETT, Dale Lee
1925-2010
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2010 - Dale Lee Batschelett was born in LaDue December 7, 1925, the son of Walter and Ruth Batschelett. He died March 8, 2010, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. He worked on the family farm until 1945 when he was sent overseas as an M.P. for the Army until 1947. Upon returning home, he attended and graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Agriculture. He then resumed working on the family farm for the rest of his life. He was married to Mary Mantonya on November 3, 1957. He was a member of the LaDue United Methodist Church for 83 years, where for a period of time he served as the Sunday School superintendent and taught a children's Sunday School class. When the church closed in the late 2008, he transferred his membership to the Clinton United Methodist Church. Dale had served on the Davis Township Board, the Davis R-12 School Board and the Farmer's Elevator Board. He loved farming, gardening, fishing, oil painting, refinishing furniture and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ruth Batschelett. He leaves behind a wife, Mary; two daughters, Angelia and husband Carl Entrop, and Suzette; a son, Anthony and wife Amy; four grandchildren, Kyle Entrop and wife Sarah, Ashton Entrop and wife Kara, and William and Addison Koch. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, March 12. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

BATSCHELETT, Dehn Godfrey
1916-2007
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2007 - Dehn Godfrey Batschelett, went to be with his savior on January 1, 2007, at the age of 90. Dehn was born September 30, 1916 to Godfrey Batschelett and Rosa Sarah Dehn Batschelett in LaDue, Missouri. He spent his entire life farming in that community. It was here that he brought his wife, Annalee, and where they spent 62 years together as man and wife. To this union four children were born, Rose Ann, Larry Dehn, Linda and Kent. Dehn was a man who loved his life as a farmer. He worked hard to maintain his land and livestock. Even when he was ill, he found strength to be out in the field and help bring in his last harvest. Dehn valued life and enjoyed being with his family and friends. He was a member of the LaDue United Methodist Church where he was faithful in his attendance and support. He loved sports and was a loyal fan of the Royals, the Chiefs, and the Missouri Tigers. Trips to Bennett Springs and Tannacoma with his fishing buddies were special times. Dehn was a true friend and gentleman of his word. His warm smile and sense of humor made everyone feel at ease and welcome in his presence. Dehn was preceded in death by his parents, brother Walter, sister Iva Marks, his wife Annalee, their son Larry Dehn, and one granddaughter, Alicia. He was greatly loved and he will be cherished and honored in the hearts of his children, Rose Ann and husband Dale Endicott, their children, Dan and wife Shelia, and their children Joshua and Kaylee, Darla and her husband Rob Walker, and their sons, Isaac and Asher; Larry Dehn's wife Vickey, and their children Shane and Shannon, and her husband Brian Hughes; Linda and husband Ted Wareham, their sons Clint and his wife Jill, and their daughter Sierra, and Ryan and his wife Amy, and their son Galvin; Kent and his wife Judy, and their daughter Jennifer and her husband Ryan, and their son Trent. Grandpa's farm was a special place to each of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, so many wonderful memories were made there. Also left to mourn his passing are one nephew Dale Batschelett; two nieces Betty Braun and Darlene Woods; other family members and many friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, January 4. Interment was in Bear Creek Cemetery, Montrose.

BATSCHELETT, Donald Oren Sr.
1932-1992
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Donald Oren Batschelett entered this world September 15, 1932, and left it June 16, 1992, at Golden Valley Hospital, after a long illness. He was born in Clinton, the son of George H. Batschelett and Drusie Batschelett. He spent his boyhood on the family farm near LaDue. It was there that he nurtured his love of animals and the outdoors. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1951. He married Dixie M. Sartin August 17, 1952, and embarked on a 40 year partner ship of loving, caring and sharing. To this union were born three children, Diana Marie, Donald Oren Jr. and Deborah Lee. The children were his joy and he was an active involved parent. He especially enjoyed camping, canoeing and travel with his family. He served in the U.S. Army in 1954 and 1955. He spent part of the time stationed in Salzburg, Austria, where his oldest daughter Diana was born. After his years in the service, he returned to LaDue to farm with his father. He and Dixie later purchased a farm in the Deer Creek community east of town and farmed there until 1962 when he became a partner in the Commercial Loan and Credit Co. in Clinton with his father-in-law, the late Joseph Arthur Sartin. In 1966, Don, his father and brother, Roy, formed Batschelett Farms, Inc., a cattle and grain farming operation near LaDue. He was active in the operation of Batschelett Farms, Inc. until the onset of his illness. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1955 and was a member and trustee of the First Baptist Church of Clinton at his death. Fellow farmers will remember him as a fine farmer and cattleman who cared about conservation of natural resources and as a man who loved his work. Friends will remember him as a loyal, considerate friend who always did his part and went that extra mile. His hunting friends held a special place in his heart and he managed one last deer hunt last fall despite his failing strength. His children will remember forever the father who was always there for them in their real or imagined hour of need. His gentle rebuke, "A fool and his money are soon parted" and "A penny saved is a penny earned" brought smiles to their faces as they grew older and knew these statements were made just before he gave in to their needs. His children will remember his patience with them when they made wrong choices of mistakes. They will remember his insistence that they get out of bed for church. They will long remember and use his legacy of life values that he left behind. They are love of family and church, a strong work ethic, integrity, love and generosity. Dixie, his wife, will remember and cherish memories of years spent with a loving and devoted mate who worked so hard to provide for his family and asked so little for himself. She will hold dear the time spent, not just with a husband, but with a best friend. He is survived by his wife Dixie; two daughters, Diana Christensen and Deborah Lee Chappell, both of Grandview; one son, Donald Oren Batschelett Jr.; his father and stepmother, George and Greta Batschelett; one brother Roy Batschelett; two sisters, Tressie Fitzpatrick and Beverly Barnhart; three grandchildren, Jenifer, Sarah and Donald Batschelett III. Funeral services were Friday, June 19, 1992, at the First Baptist Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BATSCHELETT, George Henry
1902-1997
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - George Henry Batschelett, son of Frederick and Mary Ann Michel Batschelett, was born September 2, 1902, in Henry County, and died Tuesday, February 20, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. George was a farmer and rancher all of his life. For the last 38 years he shared his farm life with his devoted wife Greta. Greta was his sole care giver all through his failing health and lingering illness. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for over 50 years and spent many enjoyable hours with his friends there. He served on the township road board for around 50 years. He served on the Henry County Court for one term. George was always good to his family and friends, giving generously of his time and money. He never lost his love for farming. His wife Greta, spent many hours taking him to see his cattle, fields and crops when he was no longer able to farm or drive himself. He is survived by his wife Greta of the home; one son Roy Batschelett; two daughters, Tressie Fitzpatrick and Beverly Barnhart; two sisters, Adeline Nolting and Wilma Mastin, all of Clinton, as well as 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son George Jr., and son Donald who died in 1992. He will be missed by his family and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Saturday, February 22. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BATSCHELETT, Greta L. CARTER KAUFFMAN
1917-2010
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 1 2010 - Greta L. Batschelett was born December 11, 1917, in Henry County to Ethel (Cowan) Carter and Phillip Carter. She died Tuesday, September 28, 2010, in Montrose at the home of her nephew, John and Linda Hilte, at the age of 92 years. In her early years, she attended Golden Gate Church and Lema School. Greta married George Batschelett January 19, 1959, who preceded her in death on February 27, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Edwin Kauffman, and an infant son. She is survived by her brother Phil Carter of Green Valley, Arizona; two sisters, Alice Hilte of Montrose and June Cowden of Kansas City; four nephews, John P. Hilte, James C. Hilte, Trent Carter, and Mark Cowden, and one niece, Becky Callahan, as well as a number of great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Greta was a good neighbor. She had a close relationship with her family as well as many friends. She enjoyed the simple things in life. She fed the birds regularly. She liked to catch bullheads in Deepwater Creek and watch sunflowers turn their heads with the sun. Funeral services were at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Saturday, October 2. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

BATSCHELETT, Ina S.
1906-1997
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ina S. Batschelett, 91, Clinton, died Monday May 5, 1997, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be Thursday, May 8 at Montrose Cemetery. She was born in Tecumseh, Nebraska. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Clinton. She was married to Lewis M. Batschelett who preceded her in death on May 23, 1974. She is survived by one sister, Nellie Murphey of Orrick, and four sisters-in-law, Adeline Nolting, Greta Batschelett, Wilma Mastin, all of Clinton, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

BATTLES, Mable Eugenia WILSON
1910-2005
Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 4 2005 - Mable Wilson Battles was born in Clinton on November 10, 1910, to Earnest and Daisy Wilson. She was the second child of three born to this union. She died at Lee's Summit Hospital, Saturday, September 3, 2005, at the age of 94. Bother her parents and two sisters, Herni Wilson and Martha Massingale, preceded her in death. She attended school in Kansas City and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1928. She was joined in marriage to Leroy Battles. Mable had one daughter, Daisy Jane, and one son, Kenneth, all of whom preceded her in death. She was a member of Gregg Tabernacle AME Church and sang in the choir. She retired from Truman Medical Center in 1972 as a billing supervisor and was the first African American to hold such a position. Mable and her husband Leroy, were married over 40 years and together they raised their children along with two nieces, Barbara Byrd and Martha McCue, and nephew Charles Wilson, all now deceased. Mable was an avid lifelong learner. She learned Spanish, piano and organ, hatha yoga and was a gifted seamstress and swimmer. She and her husband Leroy entertained and hosted many social and family gatherings over the years. She was a Past Matron, Past District Deputy and Past Grand Lecturer of the Order of Eastern Star-Twinkling Star Chapter 89 member of the Order of Cyrenes. After retirement, Mable became involved as a foster grandparent, telling stories at a children's day care facility and helping young children learn. She leaves to mourn one grandson, David Byrd; one granddaughter Heidi Wilson; two great-grandchildren, Jasmine Beam and Jason Beam; daughter-in-law, Doreen Wilson, and one niece, Dorothy E. Steward, and a host of grandnieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City on Friday, September 9. Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City.

BAUDER, Harold C.
1925-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold C. Bauder, 71, Victoria, Texas, died Thursday, August 28, 1997. He was born in Kansas City, October 3, 1925. He was retired after 31 years as a retired social security administrator. He was a captain of the service division with the victoria Sheriff's Department for 13 years. He was a member of the Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Mr. Bauder was a lifetime member of the VFW 4146 and the Knights of Columbus Council 1329. He was married to Kathryn Wooster Bauder, who preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Stephen Douglas Bauder of victoria dn Kenneth Neal Bauder of Flatonia. He was a brother of the late Nadine Fellhauer of Clinton and Maxine Pogue of Pullman, Washington. He was a brother-in-law of Franklin and Gertrude Goslin and Willard Fellhauer, all of Clinton, also of Robert and JoAnn Famuliner of Garden City, and Mary Ellen and Joe Robinson of Kansas City and Connie and Sam Fox of Wichita. His parents were the late Samuel and Agnes Bauder of Clinton and his wife was the late Katheryn (Wooster) Bauder of Clinton. Funeral services will be Monday, September 1 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memory Gardens.

BAUDER, John C.
1862-1939
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John C. Bauder died September 9, 1939, at the Clinton General Hospital, where he had been about ten days. He had been in failing health several years, but his condition did not seem serious until about two months ago. August 3, he entered the Sedalia hospital for treatment, but desiring to be nearer home, he was brought to the Clinton General Hospital, where he was a patient sufferer until the end. Throughout his illness his wife was in constant attendance and his children and brother were with him from time to time, all helping to lessen the pain and to make his life more pleasant. John C. Bauder was born November 25, 1862, in Montgomery County, New York. In 1865 he came with his parents to eastern Iowa where he lived till about 21 years of age, when he went to western Iowa. May 6, 1885, he was united in marriage to Martha Ann Pugh and to this union were born 12 children, only seven of whom grew to maturity. In 1904 he and his family came to Missouri and he purchased a farm five miles southeast of Calhoun where he resided until a few years ago when he moved to Calhoun. His wife died August 14, 1932. December 23, 1933 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Jennie Raney. While Mr. Bauder was of a quiet, retiring nature, he was a man of highest business integrity, a devoted husband, kind father, true friend and neighbor. In 1914 he united with the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, where he kept his membership until a year ago when he moved it to the Calhoun Baptist Church, where he and his wife attended until his health failed. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Frank G. Bauder, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Ruth Kahmann, Windsor, Mo., Don C. Bauder, Hutchinson, Kans., and Russell Bauder, Green Bay, Wis.; 12 grandchildren, and one great grandchild; also three stepchildren: Mrs. W. L. Gray, Mrs. B. G. Adkins ad Jasper Raney; one brother, W. J. Bauder, Calhoun, and one sister, Mrs. May Russell, Clinton, Iowa. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Monday. Burial in the Calhoun Cemetery. Out of town relatives present included: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bauder San Diego, Calif.,; Don Bauder and son Eugene, Hutcinson, Kans.; Audrey Ames, St. Louis, Miss Helen Kahmann, Kansas City, Harry Kahmann and two daughters, Fort Scott, Kans.

BAUDER, Kathryn Ann WOOSTER
1928-1993
Memory Gardens Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria Co, TX
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kathryn Ann Bauder, 65, died Thursday, August 12, 1993 at Citizens Hospital in Victoria, Texas. She was born April 5, 1928 in Sedalia, the daughter of James R. and Kathryn J. Wooster. She had lived in Texas since 1956. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1946. She married Harold Bauder on January 4, 1948. She is survived by her husband, Harold, of the home; two sons, Stephen Bauder, Victoria, Tx., Kenneth Bauder, Houston, Tx.; five sisters, Vivian Morris, Gertrude Goslin, Joann Famuliner, Mary Ellen Robinson and Connie Fox; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Services were held Saturday, August 14 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with burial at Memory Gardens in Victoria, Texas.

BAUDER, Martha Ann PUGH
1869-1932
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Bauder Laid To Rest Last Thursday - Martha Ann Pugh was born January 6, 1869, near Logan, Iowa and departed this life at Calhoun, Mo., Sunday, August 14, 1932, aged 63 years, 7 months and 8 days. She was united in marriage to J. C. Bauder, May 6, 1885, and to this union were born twelve children, only seven having grown to maturity. In 1904 she, with her husband and children, left their home in Iowa, and moved to Missouri, in which state they have since resided. In 1914 she united with the Baptist church at Mt. Olivet, and has been a faithful and consistent Christian. Mrs. Bauder had been in failing health the past four years, having been practically a shot-in ever since their moving to Calhoun one and a half years ago. During that period her husband has given his whole time to her caring for her, showing her every loving consideration and kindness that a devoted husband could. Nearly four years ago their eldest daughter, Mary Kahmann, passed to the Great Beyond, and the children now living are: Frank Bauder, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Ruth Kahmann, Windsor, Mo.; Don Bauder, Hutchinson, Kansas; Mrs. Agnes Stroud, Guthrie, Okla.; Russell Bauder, Green Bay, Wisc; and Mrs. Juanita Ames, St. Louis, Mo.; besides these and her husband, there are left to mourn her departure twelve grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. The body was held in state until Thursday, until the children from a distance could get home, and the funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Baptist church, and burial was made in the Calhoun cemetery. An unusually large crowd attended the funeral and burial services.

BAUER, Floyd R. Jr.
1945-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Floyd R. Bauer, Jr. 69, of Windsor, MO passed away August 19, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the family home. Floyd was born February 5, 1945 in Kanas City, KS to Floyd R. & Lula M. (Jackson) Bauer. Floyd was a construction roofer by trade. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents: Floyd, Sr. & Lula M. Bauer; son: William Allen Bauer; sister: Verl Green; brother: Martin Jackson Bauer. Floyd is survived by his daughter: Karri Alice Bauer of Isanti, MN; brothers: Harley Bauer & wife Kathy of Columbia, MO, Brent Bauer & wife Sharon of Independence, MO, Charles Bauer of Independence, MO; granddaughter: Alaska Jax Larson; grandson: William Lewis Larson; his companion of 30 years: Fern Gursick and her family and many nieces and nephews.

BAUER, Floyd R. Sr.
1923-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Floyd R. Bauer, 71, Windsor, died Saturday evening, April 16, 1994, at his home near Windsor. Funeral mass will be Tuesday, April 19, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor. Cremation. He was born April 11, 1923, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Floyd A. Bauer and Dora D. Taylor Bauer. On December 5, 1942, in Harrisonville, he married Marie Jackson, who survives of the home. Mr. Bauer worked for the Ford Motor Company in Claycomo, for 31 years before retiring in 1979. He was a member of the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, Director of the Windsor Civil Defense System, founding and current member of the Windsor Ambulance District, member of the United Auto Workers Local 249, Claycomo, member of the Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc., Warrensburg. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Verl Marie Green, Houston, Texas; five sons, Floyd R. Bauer Jr., Windsor, Martin J. Bauer, Houston, Texas, Harley E. Bauer, Grand Junction, Colorado, Brent U. Bauer, Independence, Charles R. Bauer, Windsor; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Henry E. Bauer, Walker; four sisters, Norma Jeanne Harrison, Clovis, New Mexico, Gail Fonetnot, Beauford, South Carolina, Corla Houchin, Walker, Dora Morgan, state of Texas. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dale, and a sister, Joyce Greer.

BAUER, Ina W. GOOD
1921-1997
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Ina Bauer, 75, Appleton City, who died Tuesday, February 11, 1997, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, will be Friday, February 14, at the Appleton City First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery. Ina Good Bauer was born June 10, 1921, to Earl and Nina Good of Taberville. She grew up in the Taberville area and after her marriage to Joe T. Bauer she spent her entire life on a farm near Appleton City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Appleton City, Jolly Homemakers Club and the Missouri Greater Ozarkers Unit of Wally Byam Caravan Club. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and flower gardening. She was preceded in death by one son; one daughter, her husband, Joe, and her mother and father. Survivors include two sons, Jerry and Billy of the home; two brothers, Lloyd Good and wife Joan of Clinton, and Lee Roy Good and wife Twylla of Red Oak, Texas; one sister, Sharon Hieber and husband Ronnie of El Dorado Springs; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

BAUER, Joe T.
1914-1994
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joe T. Bauer, son of William and Eva A. (Hill) Bauer, was born February 22, 1914, in Taberville. He departed this life October 12, 1994, in Kansas City at the age of 80 years. He spent all of his life in the Appleton City area, except for two years in Washington during his childhood. Joe and Ina Good were united in marriage May 21, 1939, in Forsythe, and to this union four children were born. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle, which he chose as his lifelong occupation. Joe loved and cared about his family and worked hard to provide a good home life for them. He especially cherished the time spent with his grandchildren in his later years. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Edward William Bauer; a daughter, Betty Lou Rodgers; and three brothers, Johnie, Howard and William Bauer Jr. Survivors include his wife Ina Bauer of the home; two sons, Jerry of the home and bill of Appleton City; two sisters, Alberta Ammons of Leeton, and Marcella Dade of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were at the Appleton City First Baptist Church Saturday, October 15. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

BAUER, Karla Renee
1977-1998
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Karla Renee Bauer, 20, Montrose, died at University Hospital in Columbia, Tuesday, November 10, 1998, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born November 22, 1977, in Clinton, the daughter of Richard Joseph and Joanne Clara (Vogel) Bauer. She lived nearly all of her life in the Montrose area with the exception of attending the University of Missouri at Columbia. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. -- Karla Renee Bauer lived her 20 years of life to her fullest potential. She was constantly sharing her warm smile and loving personality with everyone she met and loved. One area of her life that Karla was most proud of was her academic achievements and extracurricular activities. In high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society, the Gifted Class and the Hi-Step program, graduating valedictorian of her class. Karla repeatedly proved her academic qualifications and an example of this was when she was selected by the governor to represent the state of Missouri at the Sandia National Laboratories High School Science Student Honors engineering research Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the summer before her senior year. Karla also excelled in math and business contests, served on the yearbook staff, was voted Homecoming princess, cheered for three years and played on the basketball team, winning the Miss Bluejay award her junior year and many other awards. At the time of her death, Karla was a junior at the University of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in mechanical engineering. She was a member of the Dean's Honor Roll and Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She worked on campus as a tutor, helping others achieve their goals. Over the past year, Karla was employed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Montrose Savings Bank and Square D in Columbia. She is survived by her parents, Rick and Joanne Bauer; her siblings, Mark and Kelly; her paternal grandmother, Evelyn Bauer; her maternal grandparents, Cecil and Marie Vogel; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Karla was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Walter Bauer. Karla deeply loved her family and friends and valued the time she spent with them. She enjoyed the outdoors, sports, music and cooking. Each of us will hold and cherish our memories of Karla and the time we had with her. Karla's spirit will live forever in each of us. Funeral services were Saturday, November 14, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

BAUER, L. Marie JACKSON
1923-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 13 2000 - L. Marie (Jackson) Bauer, 77, of Windsor, MO, died Sunday evening, June 11, 2000, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. She was born June 2, 1923, in Kansas City, Kansas. On December 5, 1942, she married Floyd Rhine-Heardt Bauer, who died April 16, 1994. She had worked as a key punch and computer operator for the United States Department of Agriculture in Kansas City for 20 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, the Altar Society of the church and the Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc. She is survived by her father, John M. Jackson, Wheatland; five sons, Floyd R. Bauer, Jr., Windsor, Martin Jackson Bauer, Houston, Texas, Harley E. Bauer, Grand Junction, Colorado, Brent U. Bauer, Independence, Charles R. Bauer, Windsor; one daughter, Verl Marie Green, Houston, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; five brothers, Lloyd Jackson, Amsterdam, Robert Jackson, Wheatland, Deanie Jackson, Amsterdam, Eddie Lee Jackson, Deepwater and Clyde Jackson, Turner, Kansas; three sisters, Bernice Tolley, Clinton, Dorothy Chaney, Wheatland, Betty Ruth Jackson, Wheatland. She was preceded in death by her mother, Junie Bell Jackson; a sister, Phyllis Jackson, and a grandson, James Green. Funeral mass will be Wednesday at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor. A rosary service will be Tuesday at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BAUER, Martha Esther ATTEBERY COLE
1904-1996
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Martha Esther Attebery Bauer was born April 11, 1904, in St. Clair County, the daughter of Walter J. and Sara Anna Ward Attebery. She died Saturday, December 28, 1996, at the Westwood Nursing Center at the age of 92. Most of Martha's adult life was spent in Chicago. There she met and married George F. Bauer on November 19, 1960. Martha was employed as a private secretary for several large corporations while living in Chicago. She last worked for the Curtis Candy Company Headquarters in Chicago. In 1972, George, Martha and William J. Cole, who is Martha's grown son, moved to Clinton. Both George and Martha had been active members in numerous organizations. Martha was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. For many of those years she was an officer while a member in the Chicago and Clinton chapters. She also was a member in both the American Legion and Eagles, where she enjoyed the fellowship of other members. Also she was a member of the Christian Church of Clinton. Mr. George Bauer preceded his wife in death January 2, 1983. While he was alive, the Bauer's made frequent vacation trips to points of interest in the United States and to other countries. In her younger years, Martha had varied interests. These included music which she expressed by playing the church organ. A favorite story Martha told was about her being hired to play the piano background music for the silent movies during the 1920s. She had a lifelong love of flower gardening which she shared with her daughter, Helen Marjorie. Earlier in Martha's life, she liked to write poetry, and during her adulthood she wrote short stories for pleasure. Martha leaves her two children, Marjorie Helen Nelson and husband Willis, and William James Cole, both of Clinton; two grandchildren, Lynda Nelson, Warrensburg, and Robert Nelson, Prairie Village, Kansas, and two great-grandchildren, Bryan Nelson and Ashley Nelson of Prairie Village. She was the oldest of four sisters and one brother. Mrs. Blanche Campbell of Clinton is the remaining sister. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nina Crouch and Mildred Davis and one brother, Walter Ward Attebery. Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 31, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BAUER, Nicholas Adam
1979-2001
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 23 2001 - Nicholas Adam Bauer was born October 24, 1979, at Emporia, Kansas, son of Greg and Pam Bauer. He died October 6, 2001, at the age of 21 years, 11 months and 12 days. He moved to Clinton in 1989, from Parkville. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and attended Allen Street Baptist Church. He was a 1998 graduate of Clinton High School and attended State Fair Community College at Sedalia. He was employed at Kreisler Drug Store, Bass Pro Shop. He was very active in area car shows and was an avid fisherman and guitar player. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Bob and Jane Bauer; maternal grandfather, Raymond O. Hall, and an uncle, Jerry Tucker. Survivors include his parents, Greg and Pam Bauer; one sister, Amy Bauer; one brother, Joey Bauer, all of the home; maternal grandmother, Rosa Hall, Chillicothe; Uncle Ellis and Linda Hall, Purdin, Uncle Max and Dee Hall, Chillicothe, Uncle Owen and Josie Hall, canton, Texas, Uncle Gary and Becky Hall, Trenton, Uncle Mike and Gayle Bauer, Liberty; Aunt Carolyn and Lane Rolland, Liberal, Kansas, and several cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles. Mass of the Christian Burial was held October 10 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BAUER, Ruth Evelyn PROPECK
1924-2012
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Ruth Evelyn Bauer, 87, died October 1, 2012 in Appleton City, Missouri. She was born on October 28, 1924 in Buffalo, Missouri to Jesse and Mary (Cain) Propeck. On February 25, 1946 Ruth married Walter Bauer at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri. Ruth was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Altar Sodality. She enjoyed cooking, bowling, gardening and going to the car races. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband Walter Bauer; daughter-in-law Ann Bauer; granddaughter Karla Bauer; and sister Thelma Allen. She is survived by her children: Mary Harris and husband Bill, Robert Bauer and wife Cathy, Rick Bauer and wife Joanne, Wally Bauer and wife Nancy; nephew Jim Propeck; grandchildren Suzy Shackelford and companion Matt Damaso, Jamie Iles and husband Brian, Joe Harris and wife Andrea, Amy Dymond and husband Neil, Becky Bauer and companion Robbie Hensley, Mark Bauer and wife Katie, Kelly Watson and husband Jon, Michael Bauer, Erin Bauer; great-grandchildren: Jessie and Kaylie Shackelford, Noah and Luke Iles, Colin and Cooper Dymond, Max Bauer; brother Robert Propeck. The Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri on Friday, October 5, 2012. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri.

BAUER, Victor Lee Sr.
1960-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 21 2003 - Victor L. Bauer, 43, Windsor, died Saturday morning, July 19, 2003, of injuries received in an auto accident near Roseland. He was born June 18, 1960, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Dail J. Bauer, Sr. and Vera L. (Arnold) Bauer. He worked in the Windsor area at various jobs for several years. He was a member of the Windsor IOOF Lodge #187. Survivors include his mother, Vera L. Bauer, Windsor; two brothers, Robert R. Bauer and John M. Bauer, both of Windsor; a half-brother, Franklin A. Todd, Kansas City, Kansas; a sister, Pamela M. Fields, Knob Noster; four half-sisters, Barbara L. Bahm, Susan Darlene Bauer, Joyce L. Todd and Carol J. Duren, all of Kansas City, Kansas; two sons, James Lee Bauer and Victor Lee Bauer, Jr., both of Belton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, July 22, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BAUER, Vincent Henry
1915-1994
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Vincent Henry Bauer, the son of John and Margaret (Reichenberger) Bauer, was born on February 3, 1915 on their farm east of Montrose. He departed this life on November 3, 1994 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, at the age of 79. Vincent lived all his life in Montrose except for his time in the military. He entered the army in 1941 and served with the 2865th Engineers Gas Generating Detachment in the Southwest Pacific on the Island of Saipan. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He married Virginia Goth on April 28, 1947 at St. Ludgers Church in Germantown. To this union five children were born, two sons and three daughters; Russell and Kenneth of Montrose, Denice Kaumans of Lee's Summit, Shelia Gibson of Raytown, and Lisa Spangler of Clinton. He served the needs of his family and the farming community through his livestock trucking business, which he operated until 1958, and his welding shop. In his shop he put his talent to work fixing machinery, creating new parts for things on his lathe and sometimes taking his welding talent to the site when the job that needed attention was too big to bring to town. He also put his skills to work for Peabody Coal Company Reliance Shop near Clinton. He worked there from 1967 to 1980. Vincent was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Montrose. He belonged to the VFW Post 8820 and the United Mine Workers of America Local 1122. He was a member of the Western Antique Tractor and Machinery Association. He loved steam engines and antique tractors and attended many a steam engine show. Vincent loved his family. He would always help people whenever he could. He liked to travel and eat out. He seemed to know someone wherever he went. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends who loved him very much. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ralph and Walter Bauer. Survivors include his wife Virginia, five children, seven grandchildren, two sisters; Virginia Bradley of Clinton, Rita Kirby of Montrose, and several nieces and nephews. The Rosary was said for Vincent Sunday night, November 6th. Funeral services were held Monday, November 7th at the Catholic Church in Montrose. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery. The VFW Post 8820 conducted a Military service at the grave site.

BAUGHMAN, Albert Sidney
1886-1975
Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno Co, CA
Albert Sidney Baughman of Fresno, Ca., passed away July 31, 1975, age 88 years. He was born in Missouri September 30, 1886, and lived in Fresno County, Ca., for 55 years He was a garage man and worked for PG&E for 29 years. He was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church for 50 years. He lived at 2023 Norris Dr. W. He was the father of Robert S. Baughman of Fresno; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. His wife, Rue Martha (Dempsey) Baughman, a Brownington, Missouri girl, passed away October 19, 1956. Services were held Aug. 2, 1975 at Harry Palm Chapel in Fresno, Ca. Internment in Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Ca.

BAUGHMAN, Rue Martha DEMPSEY
1882-1956
Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno Co, CA
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Oct 25 1956 - Mrs. Mollie Denzler of Brownington, Missouri received word Saturday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Rue Baughman, of Fresno, California. Mrs. Baughman was born in Brownington April 5, 1882, the daughter of James Alex and Elizabeth Ann Curd Dempsey, and passed away October 19, 1956. She had lived in Fresno for several years. She is survived by her husband, Albert S. "Sid" Baughman of the home and one son, Robert S. Baughman of Fresno. Services will be held at the Lisle Funeral Home, on Monday. Internment at Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Ca.

BAUGHMAN, Timothy
1958-2003
Cable Ridge Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 20 2003 - Timothy Baughman, 45, Lowry City, a healthcare assistant, died Friday, November 14, 2003, at his home. Funeral services will be Friday, November 21, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Cable Ridge Cemetery, Edwards.

BAUMANN, Caroline R. OCHSNER
1859-1932
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. F. X. Baumann died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Ruhl, 7009 Paseo, Kansas City, Tuesday at 2 a.m. She had been bedfast the past four weeks, but in failing health for several years. Her home was in Clinton, 315 Pennsylvania Avenue, but she had been with her daughter since August. Caroline Ochsner was born February 17, 1859, in Belleville, Ill. Most of her girlhood days were spent in Missouri, but later she returned to Illinois, then back to Clinton. Here she was married October 22, 1877, to F. X. Baumann. They lived happily, blessed by the birth of three daughters, Lena, who became Mrs. Charles White, and passed away several years ago; Mrs. J. J. Lile, of Coal, and Dr. Gussie Ruhl, in Kansas City. They resided on a farm west of Clinton the first part of their wedded life, then moved to their home on Pennsylvania avenue about 31 years before his death which occurred in 1927. Small and dainty in person, Mrs. Baumann was beloved by those who knew her. She had beautiful optimism. Her life's castle was built from the finest virtues, refined and polished elements that had developed her into a splendid woman. Her children knew the balm of her touch and the beauty of her teachings. Some of the happiest hours of her life were those when she cared for her home, her flowers and garden. The later was her special pride until she became too frail to care for it. She was quiet, yes, but her neighbors were the recipients of her love and kindness and she was ever appreciative of their thoughtfulness of her. She had been in ill health for a long time, unable to get out from her home often. Since the death of her husband she had spent the winters in Kansas City with her daughter. Mrs. Baumann is survived by two sisters, Mesdames Robert Levy, North Water Street, and A. C. Magill, who lives on the former Baumann home, west of Clinton. The funeral services in charge of the Sims Funeral Directors, were conducted Thursday afternoon at the home. Interment in Englewood cemetery beside her husband and daughter. The pallbearers were her grandsons, Floyd Lile, Dewey, William and Clinton White, Henry Schwab, James Tillery, and a nephew, Nathan Magill. Those who attended the funeral from out-of-town, in addition to the daughters were her son-in-law, Dr. A. C. Ruhl; her grandchildren, Messrs. and Mesdames Dewey White, Henry Schwab, James Tillery; nephews, Herbert Magill, Messrs. and Mesdames Walter Magill, Billy Briggs, Frank Menown, James Personette, Tom Wray; friends, Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Banister, all of Kansas City.

BAUMANN, Frank Xavier
1849-1927
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - F. X. Baumann died at his home on Pennsylvania Ave., in the west part of Clinton, Saturday night at 8:30, after an illness of over two years, twelve weeks of the time being with intense suffering of neuritis and complications, in bed. The end came peaceably and without suffering when he went into his eternal sleep. Mr. Baumann was born in Baden, Baden, Germany, December 2, 1849, coming to America at the age of 18. He lived in Bellville, Ill., for awhile and there he met Carolina Ochsner, who was there visiting, so come to Clinton, where her parents lived, and October 23, 1877, they were married. So had he lived but a week longer, they would have been married 50 years. Mrs. Baumann recalls their wedding day as being a beautiful autumn day. The ceremony was performed by the German preacher from Prairie City, at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Ochsner, on North Water street, which is now the Levy place. Clinton has been the home of the Baumann's since their marriage. Three daughters blessed this union. Their eldest daughter, Mrs. Charlie White, went to her Heavenly Home in 1916. those living are: Mrs. J. J. Lile, near Coal, and Mrs. A. C. Ruhl, of Kansas City. There are 11 grandchildren, all of whom were here for the funeral except two of the Lile boys, who live in Cleveland, Ohio, and Frank White, of Denver. There is one great-grandchild, Hazel Juanita Bailey, the 18 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bailey, of near Coal. Deceased was raised in the Catholic church. He was upright and honest with his dealings. He had many friends, as he was always a friend in time of need and did everything with in his power to help those about him. He was devoted to his wife and this beloved companion of a half a century will miss him most of all. He raised his children to be honest and upright. In the death of Mr. Baumann, Clinton has lost one of our best citizens. he had lived in the place where he died for the past 26 years. The funeral was conducted at his late home Monday afternoon. Interment in Englewood. The pallbearers were his grandsons and grandson-in-law, as follows: Dr. Dewey White, John White and Henry Schwab, of Kansas City; Wm. and Clinton White, of Clinton; Floy Lile, of Coal.

BAUMANN, Henry Benjamin
1863-1932
Nidiffer Cemetery, Narcissa, Ottawa Co, OK
Baxter Springs, Kansas, Feb 3 1932 - The body of Henry B. Baumann, 71 years old, was found lying on the rear seat of the auditorium of the Baptist church at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by Wayne Fain. He apparently had been dead about an hour before he was found. Dr. J. H. Boswell, who examined the body, said death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. Baumann a widower, had been living at his home on East Fifth street. It appeared that he had prepared to come up town after eating a heavy meal, and becameill and had gone into the church, which was open, to rest. He became ill while in the church, where he died. He was a pioneer farmer and stockman. He was born in Henry County, Missouri, in 1861, and went to the Indian Territory of Oklahoma in the 80's. He came to Baxter Springs about 20 years ago. Mr. Baumann was a member of the church in which he died. He is survived by the sons, Walter Baumann of Wyandotte, Okla.; Delbert Baumann of Central City, Ia., and Charles H. Baumann of Baxter Springs Route 2, and a daughter, Miss Tamzy Baumann of Miami. Funeral services are incomplete, but burial will be in a cemetery east of Narcissa, Okla.

BAUMANN, Ida B. SWACKHAMER
1861-1933
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Mrs. Ida Baumann died at her home, 605 East Jefferson street, Tuesday morning at 1:30. She had suffered severely the past four or five years, but greatly this last year. Miss Eunice Correll had cared for her since last September, and a niece, Mrs. J. W. Miller, had been with her for six weeks. Ida, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Swackhammer, was born August 18, 1861, in Illinois. As a little girl, she came with her parents to a place west of Clinton, where she grew to girlhood. Later she returned to Illinois, and there, February 25, 1882, she was united in marriage with Louis Baumann. Mr. and Mrs. Baumann's married life was spent on a farm west of Clinton in the Mt. Carmel neighborhood, until they came to Clinton 13 years ago. One little daughter, was given them, who died in infancy. Mr. Baumann passed away January 15, 1928. Mr. and Mrs. Baumann were devoted companions, and in their happiness together, they made a home which all their friends and neighbors delighted to enter. Mrs. Baumann kept it immaculately clean, and it breathed that atmosphere of warmth and friendliness so essential to a true "abiding place of the affections". The mistress of this home, who has entered another place, was quiet. Her life was one of usefulness, tender and thoughtful of her neighbors, and her thoughts abounded with mercy and charity, but all her good deeds were done without exploitation. From the many who knew her, there comes the expression of sorrow that she is not here, physically, for all will miss her neighborliness. A beautiful trait she possessed was patience. During her long illness she forbore to complain, but went her way quietly, and with a sincere trust in her Divine Father, whose wishes she strove to carry out in her life. Mrs. Baumann had joined the Mt. Carmel church, but when she came to Clinton, transferred her membership to the First M. E. church, and until her suffering made it impossible, was a faithful attendant at all the services. She leaves one brother, James Swackhammer, of Burkburnett, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Wednesday and interment was in the Englewood cemetery.

BAUMANN, John Henry
abt 1821-1893
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sunday morning about 11 o'clock, Dr. Miller was called to attend John Bauman, an old citizen living about six miles northwest of Ladue. He found him in a stupor, and from his symptoms, inferred that he was suffering from the effects of opium poison. He immediately tried to resuscitate him by means of artificial breathing, hypodermic injections, but the patient sank rapidly and died about 1 o'clock. Dr. Gibbins, coroner, was sent for and an inquest was held over the body at six p.m. Frank Baumann, his son, testified that the old gentleman had been a great sufferer from what he called erysipelas. His limbs were examined and an ulcer found on the left leg below the knee joint Frank Bauman gave as his opinion, that the old gentleman had purposely taken an over dose of some poison to end his miseries. Frank Calvird testified that he had beard the old gentleman remark that: there ought to be a law for killing people when they got to be as old as he was; or that they ought to be put in a boat and set adrift upon the ocean. Henry Adkins and Daniel Benningfields testimony was much to the same effect. Dr. Miller testified that he found the deceased in a stupor about 12 o'clock and remained with him until he died about one o'clock p.m. That he was evidently suffering from the effects of an over dose of opium or some of its preparations. A phial containing laudanum was found on the table. His wife Catherine Bauman was so prostrated as to be unable to testify. She stated however, that he had a paper out of which she saw him take something. The day before he died, the meat being frozen, he cut up a large quantity to fry and got other culinary articles ready, remaking to his wife that she would soon have company. Saturday night be made his wife go to bed about 10 o'clock, but remained up himself. He took the lamp and went about the room, looked at all the pictures and then went to the bed to see if his wife was asleep; thinking her so, he took something out of a bottle and swallowed it. As he was a great taker of medicine this attracted no attention whatever, but about 3 o'clock his wife waked up and found him deathly cold and in a stupor from which he never recovered. She seems to be a feeble old lady and is very well liked. Mr. Bauman owned 220 acres of land and was not financially encumbered, although he complained much of his business difficulties. He was a kind of a horse doctor, and had many different kinds of medicine and poisons upon the table. He evidently knew enough about medicine to know what he was taking. He was 72 years old, a Bavarian, and a very eccentric old man. Following the verdict of the coroner's jury: We, the jury duly sworn, find upon the evidence given, that John H. Bauman came to his death through an over dose of some poison administered with suicidal intent. N. B. Conrad, I. R. Wheatly, R. C. Gilmer, C. W. Horrell, Nick Mollet, Orrin Stewart, W. H. Gibbins, coroner.

BAUMANN, Louis N.
1852-1928
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Louis Baumann died at his home on East Jefferson Street Monday at 6:30 a.m., with neuralgia of the heart after a six day illness. He had been in falling health for some months with hardening of the arteries. His wife had been ill for some time, and he had worried about her a great deal. She had, however, gotten about well before he took fatally ill. Deceased was born in Pennsylvania 75 years ago last Sept. 2nd, and came with his parents to Macomb, Ill. He was united in marriage to Miss Ida Swackhammer, Feb. 25, 1882. She survives him. One daughter blessed this union, but only lived 16 hours. They raised a niece of Mr. Baumann, who is now Mrs. Grace Bowers, of near Atlanta, Ga. He leaves one brother, Henry Baumann, of Baxter Springs, Kans., who came for the funeral; also two sisters Mrs. Sarah Miller, 12 miles west of Clinton, and Mrs. Lida Parks, of Miami, Okla. Deceased was converted many years ago, and was on of the charter members of the Mt. Carmel C. P. church. When they moved to Clinton eight years ago, they united with the First M. E. church. We was a devout Christian, putting into every day living the teachings of the Master. He was an exemplary citizen, always ready to do his part. His death is a lost to the entire community, but it falls most heavily on his devoted wife, whom he had tenderly cared for all these years. The funeral was conducted at his last home, Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Englewood. Those who came from a distance for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Miller, of Harrisonville, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hoffman, Lee's Summit, Mrs Merritt McDonald, Lucas: Henry Baumann, Baxter Springs, Kans.

BAUMGARDEN, Cecil E.
1934-2007
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Cecil E. Baumgarden age 73 of Creighton, Missouri died Friday, August 3, 2007 at his home in Creighton surrounded by his family. On June 14, 1959, Cecil started his 48 year marriage with Wanda F. Woirhaye where they resided in the Urich, Mo. area before moving to Creighton. Cecil farmed and worked for various grain elevators before buying Baumgarden Feed & Grain. He worked for Clarkson Construction until retirement. Cecil was an Army veteran. Cecil was hard working and made time for family functions. He was also passionate about his gardening and flowers. Cecil enjoyed feeding and watching a variety of birds and wildlife. Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Earl Eugene Baumgarden and a brother, Earl francis Baumgarden. He is survived by his loving wife Wanda Baumgarden of the home; his sister Laverne Neal of Urich, Mo.; and children Roger Baumgarden of Tipton, Mi.; Floyd Baumgarden and wife Brande of Pleasant Hill, Mo.;Calvin Baumgarden of Creighton, Mo.; Mildred Bradley of Independence, Mo.; and Cecilia Baumgarden of Kansas City, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, Aron and his wife April, Caitlin, Megan, Randy, Laura, Kaly, Lili, A.J., Jamie, Christina, Michael, Austin, Branden; many nieces; nephews; cherished family and friends Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Urich Cemetery, Urich, Missouri.

BAUMGARDEN, Dorothy B. JOLLEY
1930-2017
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Dorothy B. Baumgarden, age 87 years, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Interment will follow at Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Dorothy was born March 31st, 1930 in rural Henry County, MO to Joseph and Minnie (Peek) Jolley. She worked at the Clinton Chicken Hatchery where she met her Husband Avery Baumgarden and they where married April 9th, 1950. Dorothy enjoyed sitting on her front porch swing watching the children play and flowers grow. She was a member of the Martinville Road Church of the Nazerene. Dorothy was preceded death by her parents and her husband Avery, two brothers John and Earnest Jolley and a sister Anna May Jones. She is survived by her son Lewis Baumgarden and wife Kathy, daughter Joyce Baumgarden and life long companion Steve Evans. One grandson Scott Baumgarden and a sister Maxine Jones and husband Donray, brother Jim Jolley and a host of nieces and nephews and good neighbors and friends. Dorothy was a great mom and grandma and will be greatly missed.

BAUMGARDEN, Dorothy Mae HYDE
1939-2009
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 2009 - Dorothy Mae Baumgarden of Deepwater was born March 2, 1939, in Osceola, the daughter of Bert and Lillie M. (Terry) Hyde. She died at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at the age of 70 years. Dorothy was married to Bufford Baumgarden, who survives of the home. She worked at Rival Mfg. for 35 years. She attended the Osceola Church of the Nazarene. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, six sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her husband Bufford, of the home; two sons, Kenneth L. Baumgarden, Deepwater, and Gary D. Baumgarden of Clinton; one brother Albert Hyde of Cameron; two sisters, Thelma Decker, Clinton, and Sue Grossman, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services where held at Vansant-Mills Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, April 28. Interment was in Deepwater Cemetery.

BAUMGARDEN, Eva Eleanor JONES
1908-1999
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 13 2000- Eva Eleanor Baumgarden, 91, Clinton, died Friday, November 26, 1999, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She was born March 3, 1908, in Hickory County, daughter of William Sterling and Frances Elizabeth Robinson Jones. She married Pete Baumgarden July 6, 1931. Nine children blessed this union. Eva was baptized in a creek as a young girl. She lived her life for the love of God, reading the Bible and going to church. She was baptized into the First Baptist Church, Clinton, in 1956, and later Joined the Northeast Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her husband, Pete; two sons, Avery and Chester; three brothers, Sam Jones, Tom Jones and Elijah Jones, and an infant sister, Ruth. She is greatly missed by those she leaves behind, her children, Buford Baumgarden and wife, Dorothy, Deepwater, Lester Baumgarden, Texas, Jackie Baumgarden, Leonard Baumgarden, Barbara Allen, Wanda Breshears and husband Harold, Clinton, and Wilma and Ron Shaw, Centerview; sisters, Jane Dancey, Pleasant, Kansas, and Mary McAllister, Marshall; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, November 29, 1999, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton, with burial in King's Prairie Cemetery in St. Clair County.

BAUMGARDEN, Justin Leroy
1984-2012
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 19 2012 - Justen Leroy Baumgarden, 27, died at his home in Cassville on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Justen was born September 30, 1984, in Clinton. Justen loved boating, fishing, gardening and helping others.l He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dorothy Baumgarden, and grandparents, Denny and Elizabeth Smith. Among survivors are his father, Kenneth L. Baumgarden and wife Julie, Deepwater, and his mother, Robin D. Coonrod of Cassville; two brothers, Jessie and Kenneth Wade, both of Deepwater; grandfather, Bufford Baumgarden of Deepwater, and good friend, Tonya Dupuis of Cassville. Memorial services were Tuesday, August 21, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Inurnment was in Deepwater Cemetery.

BAUMGARDEN, Lester Lee
1942-2005
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2005 - Lester Lee Baumgarden 62, Greenville, Texas, died Friday, January 14, 2005, in his home. Funeral services were Monday, January 17, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Kings Prairie Cemetery. He was born September 12, 1942, in Collins, to Eva Baumgarden. He was educated in the public schools in Clinton. In 1977 he moved to Greenville, Texas, where he spent his remaining years. He is survived by one son, Rodney Baumgarden and his wife Kristy, Kingsville; two daughters, Regina Renken and her husband Brian, Houston, Texas, and Rhonda Query, lee's Summit; 111 grandchildren, Brandon Easter and wife April, Candace Easter, Tyler, Zachary, Nathaniel, Joshua and Daniel Renken, Amber, Adam, Anna and Amelia Baumgarden; four great-grandchildren and longtime friend and companion Helen Longo; three sisters, Barbara Allen and longtime companion Junior Houk, Wilma Shaw and husband Ron, Wanda Breshears and husband Harold; three brothers, Buford Baumgarden and wife Dorothy, Jackie Baumgarden and Leonard Baumgarden, and sister-in-law Dorothy Baumgarden; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Eva and Pete, and his brothers Chester and Avery Baumgarden.

BAUMGARDEN, Raymond Elonzo Sr.
1932-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 27 2003 - Raymond Elonzo Baumgarden, Sr., son of John Elonzo and Ruby Ellen (Spoon) Baumgarden, was born December 15, 1932, in Collins, and died at his home in Clinton June 10, 2003, at the age of 70 years. Raymond was in the Army Air Corp during the Korean Conflict. He was married to Edith Frances Tillery. He was an over-the-road truck driver before his retirement. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Edith Frances Baumgarden of the home; two sons, Raymond Baumgarden and wife Juanita, and Vernon Baumgarden and wife Rusti, all of Clinton; one daughter, Barbara Romeno and husband, Rick, Layton, Utah; two brothers, Dennis Fowler and Billy Fowler of Neosho; three sisters, Pat Wead of Neosho, Donna Hawkins of Oklahoma and Mary Hubbard of Washington State; grandmother, Vela Spoon of Neosho, as well as seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, June 14.

BAUMGARDEN, Virgie LAMB
1911-1993
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Virgie L. Baumgarden, 81, Osceola, died Tuesday morning, July 12, 1993, at the Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was born near Collins and with the exception of seven years spent in the Greenwood area, she was a lifelong St. Clair County resident. She was a member of the Gerster Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Alfred Baumgarden of Osceola and George Baumgarden of Hollister; four daughters, Mrs. Ellen Byler of Raytown, Mrs. Audrey Murray and Mrs. Norma Ramirez of Osceola, and Mrs. Thelma Hancock of Jonesville, North Carolina; one brother Buford Lamb of Raytown; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 14 at the Gerster Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Kings Prairie Cemetery.

BAXTER, Artie R. "Jerry"
1925-1993
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Artie R. "Jerry" Baxter was born May 26, 1925, near Weaubleau, to James F. and Lula V. King Baxter. He passed away January 9, 1993, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. He grew up near Osceola. He was united in marriage to Norma Naylor on March 19, 1946, at Fort Scott, Kansas. Shortly after their marriage they moved to the Louis burg area where they made their home until moving to Buffalo, Missouri, four years ago. He was an operating engineer and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #16B. He also farmed and raised cattle for many years. He was an especially good neighbor and friend. His willingness to help others quietly will long be remembered and he was a loving husband and brother. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Frank and Leo Baxter; one sister, Zada Gillespie, and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Norma, of the home; two brothers, F. C. Baxter of Osceola, and C. E. Baxter of Butler; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Kedigh of Urich, and Mrs. Fern Wheeler of Clinton; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 12, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Osceola Cemetery.

BAXTER, Mary WISNER
1924-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2010 - Mary Baxter was born December 9, 1924, in St. Clair County to Adam Clark and Sarah May (Hartley) Wisner, and she died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Mary was married to Leo Baxter February 15, 1945. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Leo, and her four sisters, Margerate, Jennette, Ruby and Frances. Mary lived all her life in the Bear Creek area. Mary went to work at Waites Nursing Home for several years and then worked 30 years at the Sac-Osage Hospital. Mary is survived by her children, Mark and wife Sharon, Joplin, David and wife Marg, Warrensburg, Francie and Dale Roberts, Osceola, and Kevin, Cleo Springs, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, many, many family members and friends. Funeral services will be Friday, March 19, at Bear Creek United Methodist Church. Cremation.

BAXTER, Norma C. NAYLOR
1925-2004
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 2 2004 - Mrs. Norma C. Baxter, 78, Buffalo, died Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at St. John's Regional Health Care Center in Springfield. Among local survivors are a brother James Naylor, Lowry City, and a sister Mrs. Helen Wilcox of Columbia. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 5, at the Cantlon-Otterness Chapel in Buffalo. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

BAXTER, Thelma
abt 1927-2007
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 5 2007 - Thelma Baxter, 80, Clinton and formerly of Osceola, died Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 8, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

BAY, Bernie
1925-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 31 2006 - Bernie Bay, 81, Windsor and formerly of Green Ridge, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born February 17, 1925, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Jasper Lewis Bay and Dora Lee (Park) Bay. In 1945, in Littlestown, Pennsylvania, he married Gladys Louise Sheely. On June 16, 1979, in Green Ridge, he married Norman Ruth Summers, who survives of the home. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked as a taxi driver in Kansas City for several years. He then joined the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge from the Air Force, he owned and operated Golf Oil and Standard Oil service stations in Sedalia. He then worked as an over-the-road truck driver and had worked as a police officer for Green Ridge and a security officer for Alcan Cable in Sedalia. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Windsor, and a lifetime member of VFW Post #6954 in Littlestown, Pennsylvania. IN addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Skip Bay and Robert Bay, both of Sedalia; two daughters, Doreen Kraxberger, Blue Springs, Diane Griffin, Kansas City; four stepdaughters, Charlotte Cooper and Sandra Epps, both of Sedalia, Linda Hill, Green Ridge, Teresa Green, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack Bay, Gravois Mills, Park Bay, Columbia and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sons, Edward L. Bay, Steven L. Bay and Wayne L. Bay; two sisters Anna Lois Swyhart and Marcia Kilkenny and a great-granddaughter Skyler Ward. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 1, at the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BAY, Lukas Jerry
1979-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lukas Jerry Bay, 14, Windsor, died Sunday evening, June 13, in an automobile accident near Springfield. He was born May 6, 1979 in Houston, Mo., the son of Jerry Wade and Connie Sue Tottingham Bay. Lukas was a student at Windsor High School and had just completed the 8th grade. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Windsor and was active in all sports. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Buffie Port, St. Louis, and Leslie Bay of the home; a brother-in-law Chris Port, St. Louis; paternal grandmother Lucille Taylor, Houston; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather Doyle and Nita Akeman, Houston; several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by a sister, Buffie Marie Bay. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 16, at the Windsor High School. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BAYLESS, Josh
1977-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 23 1999 - Josh Bayless, 22, Windsor, died Thursday evening, August 19, 1999, at University Hospital and Clinic in Columbia. He was born May 22, 1977, in Neosho, the son of Dale Lloyd Bayless and Carolyn Jo (Clark) Bayless. He attended Windsor High School and had worked at the Swisher Lawn Mower Manufacturing Company in Warrensburg and Huffman Construction Company, Poplar Bluff. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Dale and JoAnn Bayless, Lampe; mother and stepfather, Carolyn J. and David Jones, Windsor; brother and sister-in-law, John S. and Connie Bayless; a sister, Rachel L. Bayless, Windsor; two stepbrothers, Christopher McClure, Lamar, and Matthew Hix, Windsor, two stepsisters, Largo Haight, Fulton, and Marcy Husong, Springfield; paternal grandparents, Calvin and Barbara Bayless, Odessa; paternal great-grandmother, Louise Bayless, Odessa; step-grandparents, Bob and Mary Hankins, Windsor; step-great-grandmother, Minnie Hankins, Windsor, several aunts, uncles, step-aunts, step-uncles and cousins and his fiancee, Betty Hargett, Windsor. Funeral services were Sunday, August 22, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

BAYS, Richard M.
1930-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Richard M. Bays, 64, Deepwater, died Monday, October 3, 1994, at his home. He attended the Crossroad Church of the Nazarene, Deepwater. Mr. Bays was born in Bolivar, was a former Osceola resident and had been a Deepwater resident the past 16 years. He was a retired tavern owner. He is survived by his wife Bonnie of the home; one son Richard Dean Bays of the home; two daughters, Carrie Bays of the home, Mrs. Lesa Stackhouse of Clinton; two brothers, Earshel Lee Bays of Bolivar and Clarence Bays of Halfway; two sisters, Nellie Roberts of Bolivar, and Effie Frazler of Tucson, Arizona; three grandchildren. Memorial services will be Friday, October 7, at the Crossroad Church of the Nazarene, Deepwater.

BEACH, Charles L. "Charlie"
1940-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2007 - Charles L. "Charlie" Beach, 66, Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday, December 31, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born April 16, 1940, in Osceola, the son of Willard Lewis Beach and Ruth Annetta (Roeder) Beach. On November 19, 1965, in Phoenix, Arizona, he married Beverly Ann Lucas, who survives of the home. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked for many years as an over the road truck driver for several Windsor area trucking companies and had also worked at the former Windsor Small Engine repair shop for several years. He was a member of the Vista Methodist Church, Vista, and the American Legion Post 82, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Lynn Narron and husband Tim, Warrensburg; a son Walter Lewis "Jeff" Beach, Moundsville; his mother Ruth Annetta Beach, Warsaw; a brother Harvey Beach, Warsaw; a sister Evelyn best, Phoenix, Arizona; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; a daughter Beth Howard; a granddaughter Misha Howard, and a brother Willard Beach. At his request, his body was donated to the University of Kansas School of Anatomy. Memorial services will be Thursday, January 4, at the Windsor United Methodist Church, Windsor.

BEACHNER, Winifred J. "Rusty" WALKER
1926-2004
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2004 - Winifred J. "Rusty" Beachner, Osceola and formerly of Kansas City, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She worked for many years at Mobilteria and owned and operated Rusty's Country Cafe at Benjamin Stables in Kansas City before moving to Osceola in 1992. Survivors include six sons, Mike, David and Jeff Beachner of Osceola, Dan Beachner of Lee's Summit, Steve Beachner of Kansas City and Greg Beachner of Raymore; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roddy Walker, Coffeyville, Kansas, Fred Walker, Marietta, Oklahoma, Jerry Walker, Houston, Texas; three sisters, Edith Gage, San Bernadino, California, Judy Wilson, Oswego, Kansas, Linda Wittner, Oswego, Kansas. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 29, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. Burial will be in Iconium Cemetery.

BEAL, Mildred Marie ZOLLICKER
1912-1998
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred Beal, 85, Windsor, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born April 22, 1912, in Windsor, the daughter of John Henry Zollicker and Flora Anna (Beaman) Zollicker. On November 11, 1933, in Clinton, she married John Russel Beal, who preceded her in death February 10, 1990. Mrs. Beal worked at the International shoe Factory in Windsor for 22 and a half years before her retirement. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. Surviving are several cousins including Murrell Zollicker, Calhoun, Marjorie Vochatzer, Stuart, Nebraska, and Gertrude Driskill, Windsor. Mildred was preceded in death by a cousin, Marion Zollicker. After his service in the United States Armed Forces, Marion lived with Russel and Mildred for six years and Marion and his family always held a special place in Mildred's heart. Surviving members of Marion's family, that Mildred considered her family, are Marion's wife Jean Zollicker, Clinton; three daughters, Margaret Edwards and Marilyn Gunter, both of Clinton; Martha McKee, Wichita, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Alex, Andrew, Jillian, Garrett and Elyse. Graveside funeral services were Monday, March 16, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BEAL, Vera Mae FOX BENSON
1899-1993
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Vera Mae Beal, born November 26, 1899, in Butler to Edward and Ida Fox, died Monday, January 18, 1993, at Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton. She was one of nine children, all of whom preceded her in death. On September 17, 1917, she married Vern Benson and to this union were born three children, Edward Benson, who preceded her in death, Thelma Lewis of Calhoun, and Charles Benson of Albuquerque, New Mexico. After the death of her first husband, she married Doug Beal, who also preceded her in death. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. By her request, there will be cremation with no services. As a loving wife and mother and as a professional home nurse, she spent her life serving others. She loved her family and will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. She was a member of the Mother Church of Christian Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts.

BEAMAN, Berry
1866-1925
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
DEATH FROM SUICIDE - Berry Beaman, aged about 60 years, died at his home on North Washington street Sunday morning, from swallowing carbolic acid. Because of family troubles, Sheriff Markle was called to the home with a warrant for his arrest. While Mr. Markle was talking to one of the sons on the back porch, Mr. Beaman went into a bedroom, supposedly for his hat and coat, but when he did not come out, Sheriff Markle went into the room. He smelled carbolic acid and saw Mr. Beaman, who was sitting on the bed, wipe his lips. Medical aid was summoned, finding him past help. On investigating, they found an ounce bottle, which had contained carbolic acid; also found a teacup, into which he had poured the acid and drank therefrom. He possibly swallowed three-fourths of an ounce. Coroner W. T. Jennings was later summoned and held an inquest about 11 a.m., the jury returning a verdict that the deceased had come to his death from carbolic acid poisoning, administered by his own hands. Mr. Beaman and family moved to Clinton from a farm northeast of town several months ago, and he and sons had employment on the state highway. He was an industrious, hard working man, and was well liked by his employers. Deceased was born eight miles north of Sedalia, in Pettis county, Feb. 17, 1866. He was married to Miss Dora Welch in 1899. She survives with four sons -- Ernest, Earl, Edwin and Robert and two daughters, Myrtle and Mamie. All live at home except Robert, who has been working in the south. He leaves one brother, Bud Beaman, of Racket, Mo.; two sisters -- Mrs. Fred Alexander, Rockville, Mo.; Mrs. Ed Spickert, Greenridge, Mo. The brother, also the two sisters were here for the funeral. Also Horace Lawrence, the nephew, of Rockville, Ed Spickert and two children, Lawrence and Lela. Mr. Beaman was converted in his youth and united with the Butler Baptist church. Rev. J. M. Ramsey conducted the funeral service at his late home Tuesday morning, after which the body was laid in Englewood.

BEAN, Brenda Jo TAYLOR
1951-2013
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 30 2013 - Brenda Jo Bean, 62, Clinton, died Friday, December 27, 2013, at her home, following a long illness. Brenda was born on October 17, 1951, to Robert A. and Evelyn J. "Reed" Taylor in Kansas City. After school, she attended Pharmacy School and Cosmetology College. Brenda worked at many different salons, but the highlight of her career was owning and operating her own hair salon and serving as an inspector with the State Cosmetology Department. Her true joy was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She will truly be missed by them all. Survivors include her mother, Evelyn J. Howard of the home; a brother, Robert Taylor (Teresa) of Godley, TX; six children, Stephanie Daniels of Clinton, Mike Downey, Angela Atwood of Lee's Summit, Brian Engle (Caroline) of Kansas City, Brennon Wilkerson of Appleton City and Greg Prough (Sue) of Nevada, MO; eleven grandchildren, Aryel Daniels, Lauren Daniels, Chase Daniels, Emily DeBruin, Tristan Bennett, Keith Downey, Serenity Downey, Xavia Bell, Rylie Atwood, Liam Engle and Baelynn Prough; a great-grandchild, Nevaeh Hood; a sister-in-law, Connie Hughes of Godley, TX, and many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her grandparents, her father, a brother, Bill Hughes, and a stepfather, Hugh Howard. A funeral service will be conducted December 30, followed by interment at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BEAN, Dale W.
1930-2003
Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2003 - Dale W. Bean, 72, Independence, died Wednesday, January 22, 2003, at St. Joseph Health Center, following a lengthy battle with Myelodysplasia Syndrome. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 25, at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost, Kansas City. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bean and his mother lived near Clinton for some time. His aunt and uncle also lived in the area before they died. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur J. and Ellen D. (Dennison) Bean, and his uncle, Paul Dennison. He is survived by his wife, Margaret L. Bean of the home; sons, Dennis of Oklahoma, Stephen of Kansas City, and Paul of Overland Park, Kansas; five grandchildren, and other relatives.

BEARCE, Eva Lena McDONALD
1925-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eva Lena (McDonald) Bearce, 74, Port Angeles, Washington, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at the Port Angeles Care Center. She was born October 9, 1925, in Windsor, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson McDonald and Ada Leota (Lewis) McDonald. On July 28, 1942, in Sedalia she married Edmond C. Bearce who preceded her in death on June 12, 1991, after 49 years of marriage. Mrs. Bearce worked for many years as a waitress in Torrance, California, and Ellensburg, Washington. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW auxiliary. She was a wonderful cook and hosted many dinners and card parties. She did beautiful crochet work including tablecloths, bedspreads, afghans, doilies and baby sets for which she won many prizes and ribbons. She also loved working with flowers in her yard. She took great pride in her appearance and her home. She attended Windsor Public Schools and was a member of the Windsor Christian Church as a child. Survivors include a son, Edmond Lynn Bearce, Benton City, Washington; a granddaughter, Michelle Brambrough of Edmonds, Washington; two sisters, Francis Clark, Hespira, California, and Marjorie White, Windsor; a brother, John David McDonald, Richmond, Virginia; a brother-in-law and his wife Del and Alice Bearce, Knob Noster; close friends, Corine and Steve Mehal, Ellensburg, Washington; a special companion and caregiver, Robert W. Coates, Port Angeles, Washington; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, little Linda Lou Bearce, at the age of two months; a brother, Charles Thomas McDonald, and four sisters, Annie Hardin, Effie Howell, Helen McCown and Mary Mullins Anderson. The body was cremated. Memorial services and burial will be held at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Saturday, April 24.

BEARCE, Hazel Naomi
1910-2001
Round Prairie Cemetery, Hudson Twp, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 17 2001 - Hazel Naomi Bearce, 91, Butler, died Sunday, December 16, 2001, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Clinton. She was born February 27, 1910, near Prairie City, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Maude May McClain Bearce. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church near Butler. She is survived by two nieces, Peggy E. Mullen and husband, Dick, Milo, Missouri, and Joan Gerken and husband, Merle, Clinton and many great-nephews and great-nieces. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 19, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Butler. Burial will be in Round Prairie Cemetery, Appleton City.

BEARD, Beulah Viola STONE JONES
1909-2006
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Beulah V. Beard, 97, Clinton, died September 8, 2006 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 11, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. Beulah was born August 25, 1909, in Benton County, the second of nine children born to Charles Edward and Mary Lillie (Schumaker) Stone. She married Jack Jones on September 8, 1927; after Jack's death she met and married Carl Beard and he also precedes her in death. Her parents, her son Ralph, four brothers and four sisters has also gone on before her. She worked at the old General Hospital for a number of years. She had a green thumb as she could get anything to grow. Beulah made numerous quilts for her family and also would enter them in the Deepwater Picnic where she won lots of ribbons for her handiwork. She was especially proud of the fact that all three of her sons had served in the United States Military. Beulah was much loved by her family and will be greatly missed. Her Christian beliefs were passed on to her family. She is survived by her children, Marion, Homer and Hope, twelve grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, eighteen great-great grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Mildred Stone.

BEARD, Carl Thiele
1898-1993
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carl T. Beard was born November 2, 1898, in Henry County, the son of Alfred and Mary Beard. He passed away Monday morning, April 27, 1993, at the Meadowbrook Manor, Clinton, at the age of 94 years and 5 months. Carl lived most of his life around Deepwater. He was a mechanic and he liked fixing cars and anything else that needed repairing. He was married to Beulah V. Jones July 23, 1963 in Clinton. He is survived by his wife Beulah, of the home; one daughter, Shirley Collins, Independence; two stepsons, Homer Jones, Clinton, and Marion Jones of California; one stepdaughter, Hope Case, Salt Lake City, Utah; three grandchildren; twelve step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and eighteen step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters. Funeral services were Friday, April 30, 1993 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial in Teay's Chapel Cemetery.

BEARD, Elizabeth J. ROUSE
1837-1910
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1910 - Died - Mrs. George A. Beard at her home on East Grand River Street January 18, 1910, after a short illness with pneumonia. Maiden name was Elizabeth J. Rouse and she was born September 17, 1837 in Neetsville, Ky. A resident of Clinton since 1881.

BEARD, George Thomas Jr.
1898-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - George Thomas Beard, Jr., 94, Kansas City, Kansas, died Tuesday, January 26, 1993, at Bethany Medical Center. Services will be Friday at the Maple Hill Chapel. Mr. Beard was born in Clinton and moved to the Kansas City area in 1930. He was a conductor for the Santa Fe Railway until he retired. He was a member of the Masons and Scottish Rite bodies. He was an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include a sister, Fern Cox, Chenoa, Ill.

BEARD, Goldie Arlene JAMES
1925-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Goldie Arlene Beard, age 85, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, Missouri. A private family graveside service will be held at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Goldie was born in Greene County, Missouri the daughter of Edward Lewis and Minnie Goldie (Roark) James. Before retiring she worked as a Jacket Supervisor for Unitog for over 40 years. She was a member of V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and First Baptist Church both of Clinton. Goldie was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Russell E. Gowin and a grandson, Randy Parks. She is survived by her two daughters, Mary McMillin of Clinton, Missouri and Judith Pearson of Warrensburg, Missouri; as well as seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and one great great grandson.

BEARD, Marjorie H. THORN
1924-1992
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marjorie H. Beard, 68, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, 1992 at her home in Clinton. She was born in London, England, July 5, 1924, daughter of John and Amy Thorn. She moved to Benton, Arkansas, where she was united in marriage to Hollis Beard. They moved to Warsaw in 1951 where she later was manager of the Ben Franklin Store. She moved to Shreveport, La., where she managed the Wards Store there until her health failed and she moved to Clinton to the home of a niece. She was a member of the Untied Methodist Church of Warsaw. Mrs. beard is survived by a son Michael Lee Beard of Hilton Head, S.C., and a niece, Lesley Street of Clinton, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 4, 1992 at Reser Funeral Chapel in Warsaw with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Warsaw.

BEARD, Minnie Elizabeth BATES
1877-1922
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
PASSING OF A GOOD WOMAN - Mrs. G. T. Beard, whose maiden name was Minnie Elizabeth Bates, daughter of Thomas P. and Cassandra Bates, was born at 510 North Third street, Clinton, Mo., June 24, 1877. she entered the graded school in the old Franklin school, continuing until she was graduated from the high school in her eighteenth year. Later attending summer school in the institute, she became a substitute teacher. She professed religion in January 1892, at a revival meeting held by Rev. Louis Mysoheimer, during the pastorate of Columbus Bradford, and united with the Methodist Episcopal church on probation, later entering into full membership, under the pastorate of Rev. H. M. Hackney, taking active part in all the activities of the Sunday School, the Epworth League and the general church work. After moving into the new church, for some years she had active charge of the Junior Epworth League, remaining a loyal member of the church to the end. She was united in marriage to G. T. Beard, December 15, 1897, Dr. Samuel Jones officiating. To this union were born twelve children; six of whom preceded her to that better world. Six remain to mourn her loss: G. T. Jr. of Clinton, Mo.; Margaret Elizabeth, at home; James Bates Beard, of East Lynne, Mo.; John William, Alfred Pennual and Fern Evangeline, at home in Montrose. Besides her husband, she leaves three brothers and five sisters: Phillip S. Bates, of Flat River, Mo.; Mrs. E. F. Hill of Clinton, Mo.; Thomas H. Bates, of Abingdon, Illinois; Mrs. Fred Baker, of Independence, Mo.; Mrs. Roy Trullinger, of Marceline, Mo.; Mrs. Harve Slocum, of Sedalia, Mo.; Rollo R. Bates, of Aurora, Mo.; and Mrs. Thomas Hatfield, of Aurora, Mo. Many other relatives and a host of loyal friends. After seven years as the wife of a railroad man, upon her husband's resignation as section foreman to enter the ministry of the M. E. church, in December 1904, with her husband, she entered the hardships and trials of the wife of an itinerant Methodist preacher, and all these years she has borne the burden and carried the load with great patience, finding her greatest joy in ministering to the wants of those in sorrow or trouble. Many times since living in the parsonage, she has left her work and gone into the homes of those, who were sick or in distress, spending many a night by the bedside of the sick or dying. She was a sweet singer, often doing evangelistic singing in meetings conducted by her husband. Since coming to the parsonage at Montrose, she went with her husband every trip to LaDue and White Oak, taking the baby girl, going in time for Sunday School. She had been singing in a revival, conducted at the Baptist church by Rev. Webb, pastor of Appleton City Baptist church. She loved her new home and had many friends, seemingly happier in the work than ever before. She had been a sufferer from heart trouble for a number of years, but nothing so sudden was expected. She had many plans in the work and with her husband, contemplated finally making their home in Clinton, when he should find it best to retire from the activities of the ministry. Had she lived until Saturday, June 24th, she would have been forty-five years of age, but with scarcely a minutes warning, death closed her busy and useful life, Monday evening about 7:30, June 19, 1922. She had prepared supper and went to the garden, where her husband was working. They walked together to the house; she then stepped to the corner of the chicken yard, and threw some potato peelings to them and turned, saying, Oh! and catching her breast with her hand twice, before she reached the door, she called to Alfred and Fern to get "Daddy," who met her as she was falling at the edge of the porch. Being eased down, she passed away almost instantly, without saying another word. She has left a place none can ever fill and husband and children look forward to the reunion and the resurrection. A short but sweet service was held a the parsonage home in Montrose, by the Brother Webbs, Baptist ministers, with whom she had labored in the meetings, June 22nd. Brother Haney, pastor of her old church, conducted the funeral service in the M. E. church in Clinton, after which she was laid to rest in Englewood.

BEARDSLEE, Earl E.
abt 1930-2008
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2008 - Earl E. Beardslee, 78, Osceola, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in Springfield, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 26, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

BEARDSLEE, Genevieve R. McQUEEN
1916-1999
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Genevieve R. (Jean) Beardslee Dies - Genevieve R. (Jean) Beardslee, 82, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 10, at the Lowry City Cemetery. Mrs Beardslee was born December 18, 1916, in Oakland, California, the daughter of Ernest and Minnie (Morrell) McQueen. She married Robert F. Beardslee on March 29, 1946. She loved gardening and painting and worked with Camp Fire Girls for many years. She is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) Beardslee, of the home, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

BEARDSLEE, James E. "Gene"
1921-2006
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 1 2006 - James E. "Gene" Beardslee, 85, Kansas City, died Tuesday, October 31, 2006, at John Knox Village in Lee's Summit. Funeral services will be Friday, November 3, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola. Burial with military honors will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

BEARDSLEE, Leo D.
1922-2006
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 1 2006 - Leo D. Beardslee, 84, Osceola, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was a lifelong area resident and a retired farmer. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 3, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

BEARDSLEE, Wynema L. WHITE
1933-2000
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2000 - Mrs. Wynema L. Beardslee, 66, Clinton, died Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at her daughter's home in Clinton. She was born in Otto, Kansas. She had lived most of her life in the Osceola and Lowry City areas before moving to Clinton. She is survived by two sons, Mike E. Beardslee, Mexico, Mo., and Paul D. Beardslee, Clinton; two daughters, Janet L. Wheeler, Holden, and Carol A. Davis, Clinton; one brother, Wayne White, Lee's Summit; one sister, Lela Beardslee of Kansas City; nine grandchildren. Graveside services will be Thursday at the Lowry City Cemetery.

BEARDSLEY, June Roseann WIDENER
1919-1995
Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson, Taney Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - June Roseann Beardsley, daughter of Otis and Hazel (Weaver) Widener, was born July 17, 1919, in Independence, and died February 27, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 75. Mrs. Beardsley lived in Branson for 20 years before she moved to Clinton about three years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Beardsley, in 1974. She is survived by one son, David J. Gross, Branson; two daughters, Kathleen Stokes, of the home, and Linda David of Newport News, Virginia; two sisters, Virginia O'Shea, Kansas, and Elizabeth Haake, Rio Verde, Arizona, as well as four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson, Wednesday, March 1.

BEARTEET, Adah Bell
1904-1991
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Adah Bell Bearteet, 87, of Southern Kansas City, died October 2, 1991 at St. Joseph Health Center. She was born in 1904 in Lowry City, and moved to Kansas City in 1916. Mrs. Bearteet owned Adah Bell's Beauty Shop for 35 years. retiring in 1981. She was a member of the First Calvary Baptist Church. Services were October 5, at Newcomer's Funeral Hills Chapel, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

BEASLEY, Anna N. MAY
1914-1999
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anna Beasley, 84, Urich, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. She was born November 13, 1914, in Holden, the daughter of Minter T. and Mary Davis May. On May 23 1981, in Kansas City, she married Jess O. Beasley. Mrs. Beasley lived in Archie and Harrisonville before moving to Urich 20 years ago. She retired after working several years at the Bendix Corp. She was a member of the Chapter 540 of the Order of Eastern Star in Swope Park and the Holden First Baptist Church. Mrs. Beasley was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Albert May, and a sister, Florence Talley. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6, at the Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home in Holden. Burial was in the Holden Cemetery.

BEASLEY, Edith STOCKING
1904-2001
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 4 2001 - Edith Beasley, 97, Calhoun, died early Wednesday morning, August 29, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. She was born June 21, 1904, in rural Calhoun, the daughter of Louis Stocking and Lucy (Yale) Stocking. In 1932, she married William Henry "Jack" Beasley, who died in 1964. Mrs. Beasley lived on a farm outside of Calhoun most of her life, moving to Calhoun in 1968. She was a homemaker and worked in the home healthcare field in the Calhoun area for many years. She was a member of the Calhoun Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Margaret and Lavern Quisenberry, El Segundo, California; two grandchildren, Michael Quisenberry, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Candance Gammel, Sequim, Washington; three great-grandchildren, Lorena Quisenberry, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Matthew and Meghan Gammel, Sequim, Washington, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Stocking. Graveside services were Saturday, September 1, at the Calhoun Cemetery.

BEASLEY, Locky Jane HOOD
1840-1914
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1914 - Mrs. L. J. Beasley died Wednesday night at 11:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Gaines on East Grand River Street. She had been suffering with a complication of diseases for several years, but seriously ill the past four weeks. Her maiden name was Locky Jane Hood and she was born June 21, 1840, being 73 years, 7 months and 20 days old. At the age of 2 she came with her parents to North Missouri. She was married to Mr. Beasley, Oct. 2, 1859, at Chillicothe, this state. He died Oct. 18, 1869 (note: death year is probably 1870 or later). This union was blessed with four children; all died in infancy except the one daughter, Mrs. Gaines, who survives her. She also leaves five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren - Gerald and Margaret Thomas of Humansville; and Eugenia Land, this city. She was a good Christian woman, raising her child and grandchildren to the age of 18 she made a profession of faith and had been a member of the Baptist church for years. She had lived with her daughter since she came to Clinton in 1887. The funeral services were held at her late home Friday morning. Interment in Bethlehem cemetery.

BEASLEY, Ruby M. BEARD
1936-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 20 2000 - Ruby M. Beasley, 64, Windsor, died Tuesday night, July 18, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She was born April 16, 1936, in Blue Lake, the daughter of William Beard and Bertha (Panell) Beard. On August 25, 1956, in Kansas City she married Jack J. Beasley Sr., who survives of the home. She worked at a variety of jobs including co-owning and operating Cedar Nook Cafe in Windsor, office manager for Sears Roebuck and Company, Kansas City, and custom upholstery work from her home in Windsor. She was one of the first women to be certified as a Master Craftsman. She was a member of the Grace Assembly Church in Kansas City. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Bo Beasley, Green Ridge; four daughters, Debbie Logan, Unionville, Vicky Cox, Green Ridge, Mickey Eldred, Windsor, Susan Bronson, Green Ridge; two sisters, Freida Mark, DeWitt, and Virginia Smith, Grandview; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son Jerry Beasley; two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be Friday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BEASON, James Douglas
1977-2013
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 6 2013 - James Douglas Beason, 35, Clinton, died Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, September 8, at the Sparrowfoot Picnic Area, south of Clinton. James was born in Independence, the son of Clarence Ivle Beason Jr. and Galye Marie (Shelton) Crawford. He worked for Miller Seed Company for the past three years. He is survived by his wife, Melissa (Missy) K. Crowl of the home; three sons, Devin Reed of Blue Springs, Dakota Corvin-Beason and Drake Fine-Beason, both of the home; one daughter, Jade Flora Beason of the home; one brother, Ivle Joseph Beason and wife, Heather, Clinton; three sisters, April Kawn Kirk of Maitland, Cindy Marie Chesnut of Skidmore and Quetina Kay Wylie of Pickering; his stepmother, Diane Beason of Skidmore; his maternal grandmother, Judy M. Shelton, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Ann Crowl, all of Blue Springs.

BEATIE, Clyde L.
1914-1991
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clyde L. Beatie, 77, passed away early Tuesday morning, August 6, 1991, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born on July 13, 1914, the son of Orlando B. and Ruth Burns Beatie. He grew up in Higginsville, and on June 14, 1933, he was united in marriage to Helen Laverne Winter at Corder, Missouri. Following their marriage, they made their home in Corder where he was employed as a truck driver. In 1957, they moved to Kansas City and he worked as a carpenter, retiring in 1977. In March of 1977, they moved to their lake home near Warsaw. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw, a member of the Shawnee Masonic Lodge $653 of Warsaw, the Osage Valley Chapter #502, Order of the Eastern Star, both of Warsaw. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Kansas City, the Benton County Scottish Rite Club, the Ararat Shrine of Kansas City and the Warsaw Shrine Club. He was also a member of the Carpenters Local #1938 of Independence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, on June 21, 1991, and a daughter, Joycelyn Ladare, who died as an infant. He is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Braley of Gladstone, and two sons, Jerry Beatie of Warsaw and Bill Beatie of Raytown; five grandchildren, Ann Johnson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Julie Young of Warsaw, Richard Braley of Kansas City, Kimberly Braley of Gladstone and Chad Beatie of Raytown; three great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church, Warsaw, on Thursday, August 8, 1991. Burial was in the Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw.

BEATTIE, Bernard James "Jim"
1924-2012
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2012 - B. J. "Jim" Beattie, 88, Clinton, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at his home. Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mary (McErlean) Beattie, who were immigrants of Ireland and first met in Chicago. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1942 and joined the Army in 1943. He was then transferred to Army Air Corps flying on B17 bombers as waist and tail gunner over Germany with the 15th Air Force in Italy. He was honorably discharged on October 15, 1945. Jim spent 45 years in the banking business, retiring in 1993. After retiring he loved to play golf and playing with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, VFW, American Legion, Elks and the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and two older brothers, John and Dan; three children, Mark, Charlie and Janelle Beattie Survivors include his wife, Pat of the home; three sons, Tim (Nancy) Beattie, Olathe, Kansas, Patrick (Patricia) Beattie, Rancho Cucamonga, California, and Thomas Beattie, Hilton Head, South Carolina; daughter, Sue Beattie, Sunrise Beach; eight grandchildren, Matthew Palmer, Adam Palmer, Megan Day, Bree Ederer, Meredith Beattie, James Beattie, Jack Beattie and Sam Beattie; and four great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, October 25, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Graveside services and inurnment were held Saturday, October 27, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison, Kansas.

BEATTY, Clara May SPURGEON
abt 1896-1963
Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Times, Thursday, June 18, 1963 - Mrs. Clara May Beatty, 67 of 4327 Elmwood died yesterday at the Lakeside Hospital where she had been a patient since Sunday. She was born in Henry County, Missouri and lived in the Kansas City area 36 years. Mrs. Beatty was a member of the Christian church. Surviving are four sons, David W. Ramsey, Fresno Calif., Donald S. Ramsey, 1923 Hawthorne, Independence, Jack C. Ramsey, El Pasl, Tex., and Roy D. Voyles of the home. 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at the Carson chapel; burial in the Mound Grove cemetery. (Note from Debbie, fly45@bellsouth.net: Her maiden name was Spurgeon)

BEATTY, Edith M. DeWEESE
1921-2012
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 6 2012 - Edith M. Beatty, 91, died Thursday, December 27 2012, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Edith was born May 26 1921, in Brunswick to Edward and Lillian (Price) DeWeese. She loved bowling, gardening, and bird watching, and was a "Bingo nut." She was also an avid Bible reader and a member of the Dunnawig Baptist Church in Joplin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edgar L. Beatty, brother, James Edward DeWeese, and sister, Patricia Ann French. Among survivors are four sons, Edward Parsons of Clinton, Glen Beatty of Mission, Kansas, Dean Beatty of Tonganoxie, Kansas, and Roger Beatty of North Kansas City. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 3, at Vansant-Mills Chapel.

BEATTY, Harry Elliott Jr.
1928-1995
Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, VA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harry Elliott Beatty Jr., son of Harry Elliott and Nannie (Kirkwood) Beatty, was born September 17, 1928, in Roanoke, Virginia, and died at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, on April 6, 1995, at the age of 66. Harry had lived in Lenior, North Carolina, Kansas City, Lincoln and Osceola, before he moved to Deepwater six years ago. He worked in furniture management and sales before he retired in 1991. He was a graduate of North Carolina State College, Raleigh, North Carolina. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Hibriten Masonic Lodge, No. 262 and the Lenior Commandery No. 73, R.A.M., both in Lenior, North Carolina. Harry is survived by his wife Evelyn of the home; two sons, Harry E. Beatty III, Hickory North Carolina, and Phillip Beatty, Atlanta, Georgia; two daughters, Joanne Gillespie, Lilburn, Georgia, and Teresa Williams, Lenior, North Carolina; one stepson, Gary Felton, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and one stepdaughter, Patricia Edwards, Sparta, Wisconsin, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Lotz Funeral Chapel, Roanoke, Virginia, Monday, April 10. Burial was in the Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Virginia.

BEATY, Augusta Louise McFARLAND
1902-1986
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Services for Augusta Louise Beaty, 84, (rural) Clinton, were held Sunday, Aug. 31, at Ward Funeral Home, Chilhowee. Mrs. Beaty died Friday Aug. 29, 1986 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mrs. Beaty was born Aug 26, 1902 in Blairstown, the daughter of Albert William and Hattie Woodruff McFarland. She married Lewis Holcomb Beaty on July 31, 1924 in Blairstown. A lifelong resident of Henry County, Mrs. Beaty worked as a rural school teacher for Agricola, Curtis and Dunham schools. She was a member of Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Beaty is survived by her husband and one son, William J. Beaty, both of (Huntingdale), rural Clinton.; one brother, Douglas McFarland, Martin, Ill.,and two sisters, Mattie Mayse Saults, Jefferson City, and Mrs. Nora Jean Smith, Borgfield. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

BEATY, Carl J.
1891-1979
Carl J. Beaty, 88, Chilhowee, died Thursday (September 1979) at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born and lived in the Norris community most of his life, moving to Chilhowee in 1968. He is survived by two sons, James S. of Huntingdale, and Joe V. of Blairstown; also, one daughter, Mrs. Ann Murray of Overland Park, KS; one brother, Lewis Beaty of Clinton; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

BEATY, Clark Eugene
1914-1982
Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
Clinton MO - Clark E. Beaty, 67, died Sunday morning, April 25, 1982 at a Topeka, Kansas hospital. He was born June 12, 1914 in Henry County, Mo., the son of Walter Lewis Beaty and Melvina Ellen (Huff) Beaty. He had lived in Topeka since 1945. Mr. Beaty was an army veteran of World War II, serving with the 31st Inf. Division in the South Pacific from February of 1944. After going overseas he was stationed in New Guinea, the East Indies, and the Philippines. His division was in the fighting on Mindanoa Island. He was hospitalized with a wound for which he received a Purple Heart. He was employed as a machinist at Beatrice Foods for 25 years, retiring in 1977. Later he worked part-time as a taxi-driver. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Beaty and Lyle Beaty, both of Topeka; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret McNichols, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Kathryn Sage, Midwest City, Okla; four nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Services were held Tues, April 27 in Topeka at Newcomer-Diffenderfer Funeral Home. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beaty and Mrs. Paul Hetherington of Henry County were in Topeka for the funeral.

BEATY, Dick Thomas
1870-1950
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - D. T. Beaty, one of the older Henry County residents who was born and reared and spent much of his life in the Huntingdale community, died at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City Friday, Oct. 13 1950, of heart complications that had caused several trips to the Clinton and Kansas City hospitals the past year. His home had been in Blairstown since retiring from active farming. One of the six children of Lewis P. and Frances Gillett Beaty, D. T. or "Dick" as he was generally known, was born Sept 4, 1870, on the old Beaty homestead near Huntingdale. He was schooled in the community of his birth and in early life he professed his faith in Christ and united with the Happy Hollow Christian Church of the locality. Jan. 10, 1901, he and Miss Mary Frances Paul were united in marriage and to their union four children were born, three surviving to comfort their mother; Robert, of Oakland, Calif, Mrs. Paul Hetherington (Beulah) of Blairstown, and Paul of (rural route) Chilhowee; nine grandchildren and one brother, Judge J. C. Beaty, also survives. It can be truly said of this good man that his passing is a deep and real loss to his community for with him cheerfulness and friendships were an art. He was a devoted, dependable husband, a loving father and with him the simple things of life and fundamental virtues were magnified and made noble. Funeral services were at the Blairstown Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in the Paul Cemetery near Huntingdale.

BEATY, Emma Mary REDFORD
1875-1935
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Community Mourns Loss of Mrs. Sam Beaty - Deceased Had Sponsored Many Civic Enterprises and Was Calhoun Poultry Show Supt. - Was a National Bantam Authority - Mrs. Sam Beaty, of Calhoun, died at the home of her brother, Judge J. B. Redford on East Franklin street at 3 p.m. Sunday. She had been in failing health a number of years and underwent four operations. Emma Redford was born November 7, 1875, in the southern part of Johnson county, but most of her girlhood was spent on a farm two miles north of Calhoun. She was the daughter of Henry P. and Mary C. Bronaugh Redford, members of two of the oldest families in Henry county. The Bronaugh family settled here in 1842. Mrs. Beaty's father was a Kentuckian and her mother a Virginian, and in the heart of their daughter was the sunshine of the south and the true hospitality of the early pioneers. She was typical of Missouri, happy hearted, generous and kind. No one ever asked at her home for food and was refused. A contagious laugh and continual good humor were Mrs. Beaty's outstanding characteristics. A visit with her dispelled all gloom and left one happy and contented with life. For many months Mrs. Beaty knew she was fighting a losing battle against an incurable disease, but no one ever knew the suffering that was heres, for her laughter never lessened in merriment and her helpfulness never slackened. There was a sparkle in her eye that even ill health could not remove. When a young girl, Mrs. Beaty was converted and united with the Baptist Church at Calhoun, where she gave a life of service to the Master. She was regularly present with a welcome for the stranger and a greeting for her friends. For a number of years she was president of the Ladies Aid. On her nineteenth birthday, November 7, 1894, Emma Redford was united in marriage to Sam Beaty. Their marriage was one of perfect companionship for they shared many mutual interests. While the entire community feels the loss of Mrs. Beaty, one can not help but think she is now happier for her beloved companion left for his heavenly home December 20, 1933. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Beaty's unselfish spirit sustained her and she did not grieve others with her loss. Instead she moved to Calhoun where she could be near people and her neighbors and friends found new courage and hope in her serene contentment. Mrs. Beaty and her husband developed a fine strain of Buff Orphington chickens. Later she became interested in Bantams, which made her nationally known. She and her husband introduced to Henry county the Japanese Silkies and other unusual strains of small breeds. She was an authority on Bantam chickens which she bred to a state of perfection. The Beaty chickens won first ribbons at the state fairs through all the Middle West, and last fall had 36 Bantams which were shipped to the American Royal, brought back 36 ribbons. Her birds were nationally advertised and were shipped to every state in the union and several foreign lands. What some women would consider a handicap, a life on a Missouri farm, Mrs. Beaty turned into an asset and a delightful adventure. Nationwide acquaintances were made through her contacts with poultry raisers in other states with whom she carried on correspondences. If she and Mr. Beaty could not go to the big poultry shows to exhibit their birds, they shipped them, but when they did go it was a happy reunion with friends they had made in former years. When success comes to many people, they consider it theirs individually, but what Mr. and Mrs. Beaty attained they shared with the community. Their knowledge of chickens was gladly given their friends, and as a result Calhoun has become a center for high type poultry. When Mr. Beaty was selected as superintendent of the Calhoun Colt Show poultry department a few years ago, the show changed from a local affair for Calhoun chicken raisers to a county wide event, and even out-of-the-country exhibitors brought their birds, although the show is in September when it is difficult to have chickens appear at their best. The best poultry judges that could be secured in the state were brought to judge these annual shoes and exhibitors given instructions on how to improve their stock. Mrs. Beaty was asked to be superintendent of the poultry department at last year's show, succeeding her husband who had held that office many years. She accepted and with the cooperation of her friends, Mrs. Leland Parks, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Hutcherson and a Calhoun teacher, the 1934 show was made outstanding. Mrs. Beaty shouldered the burden of the exhibit and solicited the premiums from Clinton, Windsor and Calhoun merchants until the prizes exceeded those of any other year. About 800 birds were exhibited. The merchants were gladdened by her visit and none refused her solicitation. To her community, Mrs. Beaty leaves the memory of a life well-lived. She was the only daughter in her family and older than her brothers, Judge J. B. Redford of Clinton and Harry Redford, of Kansas City. She had no children and her mother love was bestowed on these two younger brothers. The person she loved best, aside from her husband, whom she loved better than life, was her nephew Cecil Redford, of Houston, Tex. Since last year's poultry show she had suffered continually and had been bedfast part of the time, but she had the desire to see Cecil, whom she called "her boy" because he had spent seven summers in her home in his boyhood and was as dear to her as a son. It seemed almost an answer to her prayers when last week Cecil came to Clinton for a brief unexpected visit. She had told Judge Redford when Cecil came she wanted to see him as soon as he came, so immediately after his arrival they went to Calhoun and brought Mrs. Beaty to Clinton. She had not been nearly so well but it was a happy reunion and she had in her brother's home. The next day she was not so well and within a few hours her loved ones knew that her death was inevitable. During those last lingering hours, she spoke of her appreciation of the opportunity to see Cecil again. When death came, it was a release to heavenly peace and the meeting of her husband, as well as her Savior, on the other side. Mrs. Beaty's body was taken to the home at Calhoun. The funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist Church. The burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BEATY, Etta Loraine "Polly"
1901-1903
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, July 11 1903 - Little Etta Loraine Beaty, only child of Dick and Mary Beaty, was accidentally drowned at their home, two and one-half miles northeast of Huntingdale. The little one was playing around in the yard and fell into a tub of water and in a few minutes, the mother found her dead. Little Polly, as we all called her (it was the name an uncle had given her when but a baby) was only one year and 8 months old. The funeral was in the Huntingdale M.E. Church. The tiny white casket was borne by four young girls - Cecil Gilbert, Lula Currens, Willie Tanner, Era Spitzer. She was buried in the Paul Cemetery, one mile west of Huntingdale. Little Polly was a sweet, loving and lovable child and a favorite of us all, especially her grandpa.

BEATY, Florence M.
1898-1992
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Florence M. Beaty, 93, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1992, at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville. She was born in Germantown and lived in Bolivar and Lamar before moving to the Kansas City area 15 years ago. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Harrisonville. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Harrisonville, with burial in St. Ludger Cemetery, Germantown.

BEATY, Geneva I.
1868-1964
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Mrs. Geneva Beaty, 96, widow of the late Dr. J. G. Beaty, died at the Jolley Nursing home in Clinton, Sunday, June 28. She is survived by one son, Earl Hibler, Chilhowee; two sisters, Mrs. Juila Baker and Mrs. Fannie Cordry, both of Urich. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, June 30 at the Cook Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial in Carpenter cemetery.

BEATY, Infant Boy
1923-1924
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - The infant son of W. L. Beaty and wife, who live north of Huntingdale, died last Saturday from brain trouble. The little one was born Dec. 31st, and although his life on earth was short, he had endeared himself in the hearts of the sorrowing parents and other members of the family who loved him so dearly, and all deeply sympathize with them in their sorrow. Short funeral services were conducted Sunday and the little body was tenderly laid in Carrsville cemetery. The family wish to thank their kind friends and neighbors for their many words of condolence, acts of sympathy and assistance during this time of bereavement.

BEATY, James Clark, Judge
1869-1956
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
J. C. Beaty, Judge of County Court 20 years Was Large Land Owner Also - Judge Beaty, one of Henry County's outstanding farmers and stockmen, died Dec. 18, 1956 at Clinton General Hospital where he had entered the Sunday before in a serious condition. He had been ill some years. He was a resident of Shawnee Township where he was born, January 16, 1869, and where his father before him, Lewis P. Beaty, the first of three generations of county judges, had lived. Of distinguished pioneer family, whose ancestor was that hardy Kentuckian, Joseph R. Beaty. Judge Beaty was reared and educated in Shawnee Township and his death in his 87th year is like the mighty oak that, when fallen, leaves a great empty space against the sky. James Clark Beaty was born on the same land north of Huntingdale, his grandfather had entered, the son of Judge Lewis P., above mentioned and Frances Prewitt Gillett Beaty, as were his three brothers and one sister, all of whom are now gone. March 5, 1890, Judge Beaty and Miss Louella Vance were united in Marriage and to them were born two sons, J. Carl Beaty of near Norris, and Lewis Vance Beaty of the home. With them survive three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and the devoted wife. In 1936 they built the handsome red brick farm home with all the modern conveniences, and it has since been their home. The many terms that Judge Beaty was re-elected to the Henry County Court attested to the respect in which he was held by his fellow Democrats, from which party allegiance he never varied. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows fraternity and a member of the Christian Church. Funeral Services will be Dec. 20th at the Clinton Christian Church with Vansant Services in charge. The body will be laid to rest in Englewood Cemetery.

BEATY, James Scott
1919-2002
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 6 2002 - James Scott Beaty, 83, rural Chilhowee, died Friday, September 6, at his home after a battle with cancer. He was born June 16, 1919, near Huntingdale, and at an early age moved to the Norris neighborhood in Henry County. He was a graduate of the Norris High School. On August 18, 1942, he joined the United States Navy and served his country until 1945. At that time he joined J. C. Beaty and Son in their livestock operations. He was a retired cattleman and rancher at the time of his death. He married Betty Jean Ward January 19, 1947. He was elected Presiding Judge of the Henry County Court in 1958 and served until 1970, the fourth generation of his family to hold that office. He was a lifetime member of the American legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Lodge, a 32-year member of AA, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Joseph V. Beaty. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Betty, of the home; a son, Lewis Beaty and his wife, Sue, Fulton; two daughters, Jean Beaty Moore and her husband, Rick, Kansas City, and JoAnn Beaty Oakman, Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; a sister, Ann Murray, Springfield, and nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton. Private family burial will be in the Carpenter cemetery, Chilhowee.

BEATY, John Alexander
1838-1908
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 22 1908 - John A. Beaty, who was born in Cumberland County, Ky., August 24, 1838, died February 6, 1908, aged 69. He came to the state in February 1865 and married Miss Susan Beaty, November 14, 1867. Three daughters and three sons were born, four surviving, also his loving wife and little granddaughter, Jewel. Bro. Beaty joined the M. E. Church, South, several years ago under the ministry of Brother Strong.

BEATY, John Taylor
1938-2011
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 22 2011 - John Taylor Beaty, 73, was born in Henry County on April 15, 1938, and died October 24, 2011, in Edmond, OK. A longtime resident of Foster City, CA, John is survived by his wife, Madeleine K. Beaty; sons, Steven M. Beaty of San Mateo, CA, and Matt L. Beaty of Foster city, CA; siblings, Lois Cason and Richard Beaty of Clinton, Marlene Beaty of St. Croix, USVI, and Patricia Breiner of Holden. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul N. and Lucille (Murray) Beaty, and his sister, Dixie Brunner. He was a US Army Veteran, 1959-1965, Sergeant E-5 and was a United Airlines retiree - SFO, 2003. Graveside service to be held October 24, 2012, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA.

BEATY, Joseph George Dr.
1867-1938
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Dr. J. G. Beaty died at his home in Chilhowee about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday. He had been at the Veterans Hospital in Excelsior Springs, where specialists told his relatives his condition was hopeless so he asked to be returned home, which was done Tuesday. Dr. Beaty, a prominent physician and surgeon of Chilhowee, was born in Shawnee Township July 21, 1867. He received a good common school education and entered the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, Mo., where he was graduated in 1893 with a degree of Doctor of Medicine. After completing his medical course, Dr. Beaty engaged in the practice of his profession at Shawnee Mound, and here he remained for five years. He then located in Huntingdale, where for 20 years he continuously engaged in the practice of medicine until he moved to Chilhowee. He was a close student of the ever advancing science of medicine and had a large practice. Dr. Beaty was commissioned captain in the medical corps of the United States Army June 24, 1918, and entered service July 23, 1918. He was sent to Ft. Riley for training and was at Camp Funston, Kans., assigned to duty with the 323rd Remount Depot Infirmary No. 28. Dr. Beaty was united in marriage in 1896 to Miss Georgia Holcomb. To this union was born one son, Louis Holcomb. Mrs. Beaty died in 1910 and was buried in Colbern cemetery. December 9, 1910, Dr. Beaty was married to Mrs. Geneva Hibler of Clinton. Politically Dr. Beaty was a Democrat and took a keen interest in matters concerning the public welfare. He took special interest in road improvement and had done much to make this movement popular in Henry County. He was one of the county's most valued citizens. Deceased is survived by his wife, one son, Holcomb Beaty, by his first wife, who lives at Huntingdale, also a grandson, Billy Joe. He also leaves two brothers, Judge J. C. Beaty, presiding judge of Henry County, and D. T. Beaty near Blairstown, and a half sister, Mrs. A. J. Dunaway, of Chilhowee. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of going to press. - Dr. Beaty Funeral Services - An enormous crowd was present Friday at the Chilhowee Community church for the last rites of Dr. J. G. Beaty, who died at his home in Chilhowee, March 23, 1938. Dr. Beaty, respected and admired by others of his profession, began his practice in partnership with Dr. J. R. Hampton at Shawnee Mound, and later moved to Huntingdale where he continued until about five years ago, at that time moving to Chilhowee. His was a splendid life of service for he not only healed broken bodies, but also sick minds, and was active until within three weeks of his death. He was president of the Johnson County Medical Society, and a favorite attendant of the Henry County medical Society, of which he had been a member for many years. Also in charge of the services were the Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member and members of the American Legion of which he joined the Clinton organization. He was a captain in the medical corps during the World War, having volunteered for service in the 210th Engineers but because of his age was withheld from overseas service which as was great disappointment to him, and he was transferred to Camp Funston, Kans. Interment was at Carpenter's cemetery.

BEATY, Joseph Vance
1920-1991
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Joseph Vance Beaty, 70, died Tuesday, June 11, 1991, at the KU Medical Center. Funeral services for Mr Beaty were Thursday at the Consalus chapel. Burial was in Carpenter cemetery near Chilhowee. He is survived by his wife, Lola, of the home; one son, Mike, of Clinton; two daughters, Peggy Beaty of Monument, CO; and Pat Beaty of Kansas City; one brother, Jim, of Clinton; a sister, Ann Murray of Springfield; four grandsons. Mr Beaty was a member of the Holden VFW and the Clinton Masonic Lodge.

BEATY, Lewis Pickett, Judge
1837-1910
Anderson Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 4 1910 - L. P. Beaty, one of the best known pioneers of Henry County, died at the home of his son Dick, Thursday night, with heart trouble. He had gone to his son's that afternoon. He was a member of the Agricola Masonic Lodge and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends. Sons are Dr. J. G., J. C., T. Dick, and Walter L., also a stepdaughter Mrs. A. J. Dunaway, all of whom lived in the immediate vicinity. A full biography in the Henry County History of 1883. He was a Confederate soldier. Burial in the Anderson burying ground.

BEATY, Lucille MURRAY
1910-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 21 2009 - Lucille Beaty, 99, of Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday evening July 19, 2009, at the Golden Livingcenter-Westwood, in Clinton, Mo. She was born May 20, 1910, near Shawnee Mound, Mo., the daughter of Ed Murray and Lena Vance (Clark) Murray. On November 22, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., she married Paul N. Beaty, who preceded her in death on June 3, 1987. Mrs. Beaty, along with her husband, Paul, was the owner and operator of the Beaty Seed Company in Windsor from 1961 to 1978. She loved sewing, doing needlework, and was an avid quilter. She was a member of the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church and had also attended the First Christian Church, Windsor. She was also a 58-year member of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include 3 daughters, Lois V. Cason and her husband, Bill, Clinton, Mo.; Marlene Beaty, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Patricia A. Briner, Clinton, Mo.; 2 sons, Richard Lee Beaty, Clinton, Mo.; and John Taylor Beaty and his wife Madeleine, Edmond, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dixie Jean Bruner on December 9, 2000; and 2 brothers, Joe Murray and Eugene Murray. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BEATY, Mary "Polly" PRIGMORE
1814-1895
Anderson Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 30 1895 - Mrs. Mary Beaty, mother of Judge Beaty, died last Thursday at the advanced age of 81. She came to this county about 60 years ago from Saline county and was loved by a large circle of friends. Her remains were laid to rest in the graveyard nearby, where her husband was buried 52 years ago. Peace to the ashes of a good woman.

BEATY, Mary Frances PAUL
1874-1973
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mary Frances Beaty, daughter of George P. Paul and Nannie Best Paul, was born April 16, 1874 in Breckenridge Co.(Bewleyville) Kentucky. She passed away February 21, 1973 in Clinton, Missouri. As a young girl, she came to Missouri to visit her uncle, Squire Paul and family. The visit was so enchanting that she decided to remain in Missouri and on January 9, 1901 she was united in marriage to Dick Beaty. They made their home on the Beaty farm, northeast of Huntingdale, where the following children were born: Etta Lorraine, who died at the age of 17 months; Paul, now residing in Windsor, Mo.; Robert , who passed away in August of 1962, and Beulah (Mrs. Paul Hetherington), of Clinton, Mo. In later years, Mr. and Mrs. Beaty moved to Blairstown, Mo., where he passed away in Oct. 1950. Mrs. Beaty remained in her home, living alone. She kept in touch with community and church affairs.Liked by young and old, she was always known for her wit and friendliness. As a young girl, she joined the Bewleyville Baptist Church, later transferring her membership to the Corinth Baptist Church. After getting beyond the period of keeping up her home, she lived with her daughter for over four years,and was given devoted care and affection. Later she was cared for in the Golden Valley Nursing Home, where she was dear to all. In addition to her children, Mrs. Beaty is survived by ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Service was conducted Feb. 24, 1973, at the Vansant Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in the Paul Cemetery, near Huntingdale, Mo. Pallbearers were grandsons and husbands of granddaughters: Harold Hetherington, Platte City; Richard Beaty, Independence; John T. Beaty, San Jose, Calif; William Briner, Holden; Wm. J. Cason, Clinton; and Jerry Long, Belton.

BEATY, Melvina Ellen HUFF
1882-1965
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO, Tuesday, Mar 2 1965 - Mrs. Ellen Beaty, 82, Topeka, Kan., widow of the late Walter L. Beaty and a former resident of the Huntingdale neighborhood, died Sunday evening, Feb. 28, in a Topeka hospital. Funeral services will be held at Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, March 3. Graveside services will be held that afternoon near Huntingdale in Carrsville Cemetery in the family plot by the side of her husband. Born and reared Ellen Huff at Huntingdale, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Huff. She married Walter L. Beaty and they made their home on a farm at Huntingdale for several years. Some time after the death of her husband she lived in Clinton on South Orchard Street, then later moved to Topeka, her residence until her death. She leaves a son, Clark, Topeka, Kan.; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Margaret) McNicholas, of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Marvin (Kathryn) Sage, Oklahoma City; and many other relatives.

BEATY, Paul Nyron
1904-1987
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Paul N. Beaty, 83, of Windsor, Mo. died Wednesday, June 3, 1987 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born March 7, 1904 in Shawnee Township of Henry County, Mo. He was the son of D. T. Beaty and Mary Paul Beaty. He was married November 22, 1929 in Kansas City to Lucille Murray, who survives of the home. Mr. Beaty was a field and grass seed processor and wholesaler for around 50 years. He was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church; a member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite in Clinton, and of the Golden Valley Shrine Club, and also the Ararat Shrine in Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of the Windsor I.O.O.F.; the Order of Eastern Star ; a past member of the Missouri Seedmen's Association; a member of the Henry Co. Historical Society. He was elected Henry County Treasurer for two terms, 1936 to 1944. He was a member of the Windsor Township Board and was a past Windsor City Councilman. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; Richard L. Beaty of Calhoun, and John T. Beaty of Foster City, California; four daughters; Lois V. Cason of Clinton, Dixie J. Bruner of Lake Ozark, Marlene Ferguson of Windsor, Patricia Briner of Holden; one sister, Beulah Hetherington of Clinton; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, June 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be at the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor, Mo.

BEATY, Samuel
1869-1933
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Sam Beaty died at his home south of Calhoun at 4 a.m. Wednesday. He had been in poor health all fall, but had been seriously ill the past week with bronchitis, pleurisy and complications. Mr. Beaty died on the farm where he was born, also where his mother, Mrs. Sue Beaty, who lives in the south part of Calhoun, was born, as this was her paternal home. Mr. Beaty was 64 years old, November 16. He was united in marriage with Miss Emma Redford, November 7, 1894. The companionship between Mr. and Mrs. Beaty has been ideal through all these 39 years, each one ever deferring to the other and trying to make the other happy. They were congenial and worked and played together. She has been seriously ill several times, and great was his anxiety as he was ever watchful of her welfare. Mr. Beaty was one of the founders of the Calhoun Colt and Produce Show, and he and his wife were the superintendents of the poultry department. So interested were they in this that it has outgrown the community show and has assumed countywide proportions. Last fall and the previous year were the crowning events, when the basement of the city hall could scarcely house the birds. Both were expert poultry fanciers and judges. Mrs. Beaty has always specialized in the Bantams, while Mr. Beaty preferred the larger breeds. Birds from their pens have taken blue ribbons, also sweepstakes premiums in every show in Missouri, including the state fair and the American Royal. They have also been ribbon takers at national shows. Mr. Beaty was well-known among the poultry fanciers of the Middle West. Small of stature, never strong, but with gleaming black eyes, he always had a merry twinkle of welcome for his friends. He was a familiar figure both at Calhoun and at the county seat, where everyone had a friendly greeting for Sam, as he was affectionately known. Although Mr. and Mrs. Beaty had no children they loved them and their nieces and nephews would rather visit Uncle Sam and Aunt Emma than any place else in the world. When they went there, every task was stopped that they might have a good time. Cecil Redford, the only nephew, spent his vacations for seven successive summers in this home and the joy of getting out of school in the spring was to go out to Uncle Sam's. The nieces are Miss Jewell Hendrix, a teacher in the Kansas City schools, Mrs. Royston Drake, of Kansas City, and Mrs. Bert Heien, Jefferson City. The hospitality of the Beaty home was known far and wide. Both grown-ups and little ones had a good time here, and everyone was always welcome. The hospitality that they offered was the true Missouri kind - gracious, welcome, and sincere. One had the feeling of being in familiar surroundings there, for their house was homelike and cozy. Mr. Beaty is survived by his beloved wife; his mother, Mrs. Sue Beaty, who is past 90 years old, one brother, Jesse Beaty, who lives near him; sisters, Mrs. Della Hendrix, Kansas City, and Miss Sallie Beaty, who resides with her mother in Calhoun. Entire Henry county will feel the loss of Mr. Beaty, as there was no man more helpful in it. Especially did he occupy a warm place in the hearts of the owners of the Clinton Eye to whom he was ever helpful and always had a cheery word of greeting. He was also a warm personal friend of the late T. O. Smith, who established the Clinton Eye. Mr. Beaty's funeral services will be preached at the Baptist church in Calhoun on Thursday, December 21. The burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BEATY, Susan Jane BEATY
1842-1935
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Mrs. Sue Beaty of Calhoun Passes To Reward After a Lifetime of Service - The exemplary life of a pioneer woman whose deeds will be told from generation to generation as those worthy of emulation came to a close at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, May 18, when Mrs. Sue Beaty of Calhoun closed her eyes in the last long sleep. Her health and been failing for some time and the last two weeks she became much frailer until life on this earth ended and a new life began. In 1914 she fell in a street car at Kansas City, and since then she walked on crutches, but was ever patient through all her suffering and appreciated the love and care that was hers. Susan Jane Beaty was born March 3, 1842, at the beginning of the great movement westward to untried lands. Her father, Uncle Billy Beaty, was a Kentuckian who came to Missouri on horseback and settled in saline county, but he was seeking timberland and came to Henry county after being in Missouri two years. South of Calhoun about 2 1/2 miles he settled with his wife and it was here that their daughter, Susan Jane, was born. Susan Jane Beaty's grandfather Pinnell was the first judge of Henry Co. She was 6 months old when the family moved into a new weather boarded log house, the same historic old home which has braved the onslaught of every element for more than 92 years and was occupied for several years by a son, Sam Beaty and his wife. Uncle Billy Beaty died in 1897 at the age of 93, the same age that this daughter was at her death. Schooling was secured in a log schoolhouse with split log benches held up by wooden pegs for seats, a puncheon floor and clapboard doors. Heat came from a large fireplace and school started early in the morning and lasted until dark during the winter months for all hands were needed during the planting and growing seasons. Susan Jane Beaty walked 2 1/2 miles to school each day, going across the creek on a log bridge, but when she was 12 a sickness which resulted in an operation left her slightly crippled. Because she must walk on crutches, she was sent to the old Academy to finish her education. Miss Sue Beaty was united in marriage to J. A. Beaty at her home November 14, 1867, when she was 25. She went to her husband's farm south of her father's farm where they lived until 1903, then went to Calhoun to live. In her 93 years of life, Mrs. Beaty lived in three houses. Mrs. Beaty was an exceptional woman, schooled to bear life's troubles through her early training as a pioneer daughter of the county. Her health remained unusually good until the last few months of her life, and her alert, eager intelligence never failed, delighting the friends who called on her. Her birthday was an event each year when friends from all over the county and state called to chat with her a few minutes and wish her happiness. She won friends with her naturally cheerful friendliness and she held them with her unceasing loyalty and willingness to help them in anything that lay within her abilities. She was a wonderful character, a lovely mother, devoted in her friendship, generous in her sympathy, ready in her helpfulness of every need. She made for herself a place of deep and lasting esteem in her community. She was an inspiration to both young and old. Her sunny smile, her cherry greeting, her kindly attitude and loving words will be missed by all who knew her. In young girlhood, Mrs. Beaty was converted to the Christian faith and for many years she was one of the most beloved and active members of the M. E. Church South at Calhoun. She labored willingly for her Master, furthering His Kingdom in every way and herself setting an example for others to follow in her daily life of the unselfish service. She loved the Bible and its truths, the church and its works, devoting her life to active work until her health failed. Nothing she enjoyed more than having the Bible read to her and being visited by her own pastor and also the pastors of other churches. She was reared in a Christian home - a home for all the preachers and many religious services. Preaching and prayer meetings were held in her father's home. After Mrs. Beaty was married her home was always open to preachers of every denomination. Mrs. Beaty was the oldest resident of Calhoun at her death. Her husband died February 6, 1908, and their oldest son, Sam, died December 20, 1933. Three children of the six born to their union survive, and they have given her every tender care during her sunset years. Miss Sallie, who lives at the home in Calhoun, gave her devoted companionship and never left her side except when necessary. Jess Beaty lives on the old homestead, and Mrs. Della Hendrix is in Kansas City. There is one grandchild, Miss Jewell Hendrix, who was devoted to her grandmother and beloved by Mrs. Beaty, as she has been in the Beaty home since childhood and found real mother love in the care of Mrs. Beaty. Last services were held Monday at her church in Calhoun. The remains were laid to rest in the Calhoun cemetery. There were many beautiful flowers and the church was filled with sorrowing friends and relatives who came to pay their last earthly tribute to one whom they dearly loved.

BEATY, Walter Lewis
1876-1932
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Walter L. Beaty Dead - Walter Lewis Beaty was born February 23, 1876, at the place he died, May 6, 1832, which was the homeplace of his father, Judge Lewis P. Beaty and his mother Frances Beaty. He had a retiring disposition, yet having a sense of humor that overflowed at times and made him a wonderful companion. He married Melvina Ellen Huff May 28, 1912 to which union four children were born, a son, Clark E. Beaty, aged 17 years; Kathryn Frances, aged 16 years; Margaret Louise, aged 13 years; who live to mourn his death, and a son who died in infancy. He leaves three brothers as follows; Dr. J. G. Beaty, Judge J. C. Beaty, and T. Dick Beaty, and one half sister Mrs. Ocie Dunaway. In 1911 he joined the Christian Church at Carrsville and the Masonic Lodge, and has been a consistent member of each since that time, living and exemplifying those beautiful truths. He attended the State Teachers College in Warrensburg, and succeeded in putting the things he learned to practical use. He would be an outstanding upright citizen in any community. His wife, his children, relatives, neighbors and friends shall miss him, for truly he was a man. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the services conducted at the graveside in Carrsville cemetery, Sunday. At the request of the deceased, there were no funeral services at the church, and no flowers. The great crowd of people there told of the character of Mr. Beaty.

BEATY, William Joseph
1925-2000
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Joseph Beaty, known to most here as Billy Joe, was born December 18, 1925, in Frederick, Oklahoma, the only child of Halcomb and Augusta Beaty, better known to family as "Skippy and Gussie". After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, then served in the United States Navy from 1944-46. After completing his military service, he resumed his education, attending school in Switzerland. His principal life work was with Trans World Airlines in St. Louis. But when his parents health began to fail, he returned to the family farm in Huntingdale to care for them, and remained there for the remainder of his life. Though he was not a "farm boy", he developed a great love for and skill in gardening - especially flowers. He loved to read so it is not surprising that he served on the Henry County Library Board. Billy Joe also had a keen interest in his family's history and invested much time in researching the Beaty roots. He had what some of us would call the "gift of hospitality" and drew much pleasure from being with friends - especially old schoolmates. This past Tuesday (December 12, 2000), at the age of 74, Billy Joe's life came to a sudden and unexpected end as the result of an automobile accident. He is survived by h is close friends, Junior and Leslie Hood, Mike and Michelle Hood, Josef Hood and Mychal Hood, as well as a number of cousins, and many other friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, December 16. Graveside services and burial were held in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

BEATY, William Travis
1804-1897
Beaty Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - W. T. Beaty departed this life at the home of his son-in-law, J. A. Beaty, two and one-half miles southwest of Calhoun, December 6, 1897. Uncle Billy was born in Cumberland County, Ky. October 27, 1804 and grew to manhood on his father's farm. After attaining his majority, he entered life as a gunsmith and plied his vocation with vigor and determination. In 1830, he went from Kentucky to Illinois. while there, he heard Lorenzo Dow preach in interesting sermon, standing in a wagon bed. In October of the same year, he went to Saline County, Mo. where he lived until 1833, when he moved to Henry. He worked here at the gunsmith trade and followed farming and stock raising. Married Feb. 25, 1836 to Sally Pinnell, who fell asleep in Jesus May 23, 1876. In 1846, he united with the M. E. Church South, and was always ready and willing to give advice, especially to those who were out of Christ. He was so patient during his last few months of suffering; surely nothing but grace could make him uncomplainingly bow to the will of god. Oh, how he will be missed at his home, but how sweet rest must be to him. Uncle Billy leaves three daughters, Mrs. T. S. Taylor, Mrs. J. Showalter and Mrs. J. A. Beaty; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

BEAUMONT, Norena Mae BUTLER
1939-1992
Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Norena Mae Beaumont, 52, Carthage, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 1992 at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Beaumont was born April 20, 1939 at Maryville, Tenn. She had moved to Carthage from Deepwater in 1987. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Carthage, and the Kids Are Special Bowling League, Deepwater. She had been a sponsor of area Cub Scout and Girl scout troops. She married Gerald Max Beaumont on May 29, 1965, at Kansas City, Ks. He survives. Addition survivors include a son Richard Childs, Kansas City; six daughters, Tammy Beaumont, Carthage, Carolyn Naylor, Lowry City, Belinda Williams and Katherine Beaven, both of Kansas City, and Susan Royer, Raytown; four brothers, Clarence Butler, Independence, Robert Butler and Frank Butler, Shawnee, Ks., and Homer Butler, Maryville; four sisters, Frances Everett, Ruby Russell, Mildred Sands and Jessie Walker, all of Maryville, and 17 grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday, March 11, 1992, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage.

BECK, Chiswell Washington
1840-1907
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 16 1907 - Chiswell Washington Beck was born in Cumberland County, Ky., September 4, 1840; died April 8 1907 at his home two and one-half miles north of Hartwell. He was 66. He was married December 27, 1866 to Rebecca Emily Norris. His dear wife and two children preceded him in death. He enlisted in the civil War September 1861 and was wounded in 1863 in Salt Works battle and this affliction resulted heavily on his life. He was quiet and unassuming in his manners, kindhearted and sympathetic. Made a profession of religion when 18, baptized into Big Creek Baptist Church about 1868 and was at the last meeting on March 23. Leaves one dear sister, wife of W. A. Norris, and one son, Lorenzo N. Beck, with whom he lived. Laid to rest in the Norris cemetery by the side of his dear wife who died 33 years ago.

BECK, Louella Elaine
1992-1992
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Louella Elaine Beck, 10-A Bradshaw Drive, Clinton, died Tuesday, September 15, at her home. She was six days old. She is survived by her mother, Mary Beck, and her father, Larry Joe Beck, of the home; one brother, William Morgan Garber of Clinton; a sister, Ruth Marie Garber, also of Clinton. Graveside services will be Thursday. The services will be at Parks Chapel cemetery. Sickman-Dunning is in charge of arrangements.

BECK, Richard D.
1928-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Richard D. Beck, 64, Windsor, died Friday, March 19, 1993 at St. Croix Interim Hospital in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Cremation. He was born June 21, 1928 in Windsor, the son of Warren Leslie Beck and Gladys Pearl Whitesell Beck. Mr. Beck was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean conflict. He worked for the Teamsters Local #41, Kansas City, as a truck driver and dock worker, for many years until his retirement in 1984. Survivors include his wife Charleen Beck, St. Croix; a son Daniel L. Beck, Windsor; a sister, Alice Gower, Windsor and a brother Doyle Beck, Chalmette, La. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Betty Nan Ross, and a son Chucky. Memorial services will be Thursday, March 25, at Windsor United Methodist Church.

BECKER, Paul D.
1936-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2002 - Paul D. Becker, 66, Clinton, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at his home. Among survivors include sons, Paul Becker and Peter Becker, Chicago, Illinois, and his sister, Charlotte McLearner of Libertyville, Illinois.

BECKHAM, Remmel D.
1911-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Remmel D. Beckham, 85, Windsor, formerly of Independence, died Monday afternoon, August 4, 1997, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. He was born November 26, 1911, in Mountain View, Arkansas, the son of Richard Franklin Beckham and Annamae (Hill Beckham. On June 14 1969, in Independence, he married Lurena Fluesmeier who survives of the home in Windsor. Mr. Beckham worked for the Time D.C. Truck Lines for 32 years before his retirement in 1974. He was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepson, Don Turley, Kansas City; two sons, Ronnie Beckham, Kansas City, and Carl Beckham of the state of South Dakota; three stepdaughters, Betty Smith, Lee's Summit, Darlene Sallee, Independence, and Charlene Beissenherz, Wellington; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mr. Beckham was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Graveside services will be Thursday at the St. Luke's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Wellington.

BECKNER, Arthur L.
1923-1991
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arthur L. Beckner, age 68, of Blue Springs, formerly of this area, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 1991 at St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs. He was born April 15, 1923 in Clinton, the son of Charles Lee and Ethel Jane Thomas Beckner. He was united in marriage to Bettie Anne Spears on November 7, 1942, and to this union one son and one daughter were adopted. Bettie preceded him in death on July 17, 1990. Art was vice president of the Century Refining division of Pan handle Eastern prior to his retirement in 1984. He was past city councilman in Archie; adult leader of Boy Scouts in Harrisonville; and a member of the tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a master sergeant in the United States Army and a member of the Butler Church of Christ. Art enjoyed fishing, refinishing furniture and collecting music boxes. He took an interest in his children and assisting them to make decisions in their lives. He was preceded in death also by his parents. Survivors include his son, Dudley Michael Beckner of Kansas City; one daughter, Cynthia Ann McCanis, and husband, Phillip of Blue Springs; one brother, Robert Beckner, and wife, Merle of Clinton; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Jane King of Butler. Funeral services were held Friday, September 6, 1991 at the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home in Butler. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

BECKNER, Charles Lee
1918-1935
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Aug 22 1935 - CHARLES BECKNER CRUSHED TO DEATH IN ACCIDENT -- Seventeen Year Old Youth, Living Near Coal, Killed When He Gets Out of Car to Inspect Damage - Truck and Car Collide -- Charles Lee Beckner, near Coal, was killed Wednesday morning when his skull was crushed between a truck which had been driven by Ed Eaton and a car which Miss Lois Joyce had been driving, on the hill south of Mt. Gilead church. He was brought immediately to Dr. E. C. Peelor's office in Clinton, but on his arrival the doctor felt a faint flutter of the pulse, then life passed as his injury was so serious he was beyond human aid. Charles, a popular singer of Coal community, was accompanying Miss Joyce, a music teacher who was presenting several numbers at the Tebo Baptist Association meeting in Calhoun, her mother, Mrs. Walker Joyce, and Francine Laront and Marie McGinness, to Calhoun to the meeting. He was scheduled to sing that day. They were going down a small hill behind a truck, driven by Mr. Eaton who was going after a load of young people from Mt. Gilead to take to the meeting, when the brakes to the Joyce car apparently failed to respond. The car driven by Miss Joyce bumped into the truck, so she stopped and Charles got out to see what was the matter. The truck then on the incline ahead, also stopped. Apparently the truck brakes failed to hold on the upgrade, as the truck rolled back down the incline, and Mr. Beckner's head was crushed between the two cars. Mr. Eaton was accompanied by his mother, Mrs. J. A. Eaton and his sister, Miss Alice, also Misses Edith Roberts and Irene Richardson. The occupants of the Joyce car hurried to Clinton with the boy, to medical aid, but death was so nearly instant that he was just barely alive when he arrived. Charles Lee Beckner was born in Clinton on Benton street, March 1, 17 years ago. When he was seven his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Beckner, moved southeast of Clinton to the Prouse farm and about seven years ago they moved to the Coal neighborhood where they have lived since. They now reside on the Walter McCown farm. Charles Lee was the only child. Their two other children, twins, died in infancy. He was an exceptionally bright student, and after finishing the two years high school at Coal, came to Clinton last year where he entered as a Junior. Always happy and bright, ready with a jest and merry laugh, he was soon as popular in Clinton as he had been at Coal, and he made friends quickly wherever he went. Both young and old liked him, He possessed an excellent voice and was generous in giving of his talent. He sang both in Clinton Glee Club and the Coal Quartet and belonged to the Coal young people's union. He enjoyed farming and his projects were corn, hogs, sweet potatoes, and watermelons, which L.B. Swaney, vocational agriculture teacher, inspected a few days ago. To all about him, Charles Lee gave sunshine and his good nature was contagious. His spontaneous happiness seemed to come from his love for his Master. In the fall of 1934 he was converted in a meeting, and he was much concerned about the spiritual welfare of his loved ones. The prayer of his life was that his might be an unbroken family, and as his hand now clasps that of the Savior his other beckons to his parents and other loved ones to join him and walk in the Christ way. The body was taken to the Wilkinson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at the Good Hope church by the pastor. Burial will be in Fields Creek cemetery.

BECKNER, Margaret Milanda KING
1875-1934
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. James Beckner, who had been ill at her home 215 West Benton street since July 7, died November 13, at 4:35 a.m. Her suffering was acute, due to glandular cancer and the relief from pain was welcome, though she was brave and withstood her affliction courageously. Her children, who were near her, gave her loving care and attention, which was a great comfort the last weeks. Her mother and father, William King, were Tennessee people, and came to Gentry County, North Missouri where near Lone Star, Margaret Milanda King was born December 2, 1975. There she lived until her marriage to James Beckner when they came to Henry County and have lived near or in Clinton since. She is survived by one brother, Jim King of Clinton, and two sisters of Gaines, Sarah Blacbaker and Nancy King. She had been a widow for many years and has four children to mourn her loss, Mrs. Cora Hart of Clinton, Mrs. Minnie Briggs of the home, Chas., 214 West Tebo, and Lester Beckner of Coal. The grandchildren are Margaret, William Lester, Ellie Eugene and Lucy Mae Hart, Arthur Lee, Robert Allie and Charles Lee Beckner. The funeral will be Thursday at the home. Many friends extend their heartfelt sympathy to her sorrowing family - for the loss of a mother is a difficult grief to bear. Her memory will live on in the family she has influenced and people whose lives touched hers, for they can feel glad they knew her and could profit from her brave example.

BECKNER, Merle M. MOOMAW
1926-1999
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Merle M. Beckner, 72, Clinton, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at her home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 16, at the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Beckner was born April 18, 1926, in Clinton, the daughter of Edward and Maudie (Daniel) Moomaw. On July 13, 1947, she married Robert A. Beckner. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church and OES. Survivors include her husband, Robert A. (Bob) Beckner of the home; on daughter, Jackie Beckner-Jackson, and a grandson, Cameron Jackson, both of Clinton.

BECKNER, Robert Allie
1926-2000
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 12 2000 - Robert Allie Beckner, 74, Clinton, died Friday, September 1, 2000, at his home. He was born February 12, 1926, son of Charles Lee and Ethel Thomas Beckner. He married Merele Moomaw on July 13, 1947. She preceded him in death in 1999. Robert and Merle moved to Clinton in 1963. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton American Legion and the Clinton Masonic Lodge. He served in the Navy during World War II. In 1984 he retired from Big Smith, Inc. where he was vice president of sales. Preceding him in death, besides his wife, are his parents and one brother, Arthur Lee Beckner. Survivors include his daughter, Jackie Beckner-Jackson and grandson, Cameron M. Jackson both of Clinton. Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 5, at Englewood Cemetery.

BECKS, John Nicholis
1846-1914
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Jan 30 1914 - John Nicholis Becks was born in Rockingham county, Virginia near Staunton City, May 13, 1846. He lived in Virginia until 1875 when he came to Missouri. He was married to Melissa Jane Birnell July 22, 1876 in Warrensburg, Mo. He leaves a wife and ten children, five sons and five daughters to mourn the loss of a devoted father and husband. Eleven children were born to the union, one son having died in infancy. He was a confederate soldier during the war with the North and South, although he was in his early teens he managed to pass as much older. With the exception of two absent sons he died surrounded by all his family including four grandchildren, two son-in-laws and one daughter-in-law, Thursday afternoon at half past two o'clock Jan. 22, 1914 after an illness of three months. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Montrose, Mo., Jan. 24, 1914 after which he was laid to rest in the Appleton City cemetery. Mr. Beck with his family only recently came to Montrose from near Nevada that his children might be educated in our public schools. He was well and favorably known by the editor, having resided on a farm west of Deepwater a number of years ago, and it is with deep regret we chronicle the news of his death.

BECKWITH, Mary Agnes
1895-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Agnes Beckwith, 99, Clinton, died Tuesday at the Westwood Nursing Home. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband John Beckwith in December 1980. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. A nephew Michael Good of Clinton has lived with her and cared for her for many years after Mr. Beckwith's death. Funeral services will be held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Saturday, November 26. Burial will be Tuesday in a Chicago, Illinois cemetery.

BEDFORD, Bernice Evelyn BRYAM
1923-2003
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2003 - Bernice Evelyn Bedford died Thursday, January 2, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was the daughter of Albert and Ollie Bryam. She has one sister, Betty Lou Wilson of Warrensburg. Her husband, George, also survives of the home in Leeton. She worked at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton as a nurse. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 4, at the Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BEDFORD, Bertha Irene FOSTER
1899-1985
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Bertha Irene Bedford, 85, of 6229 E. 16th Terrace, died Monday, April 29, 1985 at Park Lane Medical Center. She was born in Brownington, Mo., and lived near Deepwater and Clinton, Mo., before she moved to this area three years ago. Mrs. Bedford was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. Her husband, George Nicholas Bedford, died in 1979. She leaves six sons, James Bedford, Kansas City, Raymond Bedford, Moberly, Mo., Carl Bedford, Fulton, Mo., George Henry Bedford, Appleton City, Arthur Bedford, Lowry City, and Clarence Bedford, Deepwater, five daughters, Mrs. Mary Ruth Reynolds, Topeka, Mrs. Barbara Culp, Mrs. Wilma Jean Iven and Mrs. Virginia Hughes, of Kansas City, and Mrs. Lois DeMotte, Raytown; a brother, John Foster, Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Cantrell and Mrs. Jeanette Brown of Clinton and Mrs. Ruth Hoffman, Topeka; 30 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at the church with burial in Clinton Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

BEDFORD, Doris Ellen STONEKING
1934-2014
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 6 2014 - Doris Ellen Bedford was born January 4, 1934, to Sam and Opal (James) Stoneking in Huntingdale. She died at her home in Stockton on August 3, 2014. She was born into a musical family and could play any instrument you put in her hands. Doris graduated from school at Chilhowee. She had several different jobs outside of the home, but the most rewarding job was raising her eight children. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Darrell Bedford; two great-grandchildren; parents, Sam and Opal Stoneking; brother, Donald Stoneking; two sisters, Eula Jean Riley and Evelyn Carlton. She is survived by eight children, Melvin Charles Meads of Humansville, Victoria Louise Petrie of Holden, Carolyn Sue Steverson of Versailles, Jeanie Stout and husband, John, Bay Town, Texas, Beverly Vorwark and husband, Larry, Stockton, Connie Seward and Joe Taylor of Humansville, Daisy and husband, James Taylor, Weaubleau, and Ricky Meads and wife, Rose, Springfield; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren too numerous to mention; brothers, William Stoneking and wife Barbara, Butler, Larry Stoneking and wife Qwen, Gerster, and Dale Stoneking and wife Linda, Blue Springs, and one sister, Betty Raveill and husband Jim, Arlington, Virginia. Services will be Friday, August 8, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Cremation.

BEDSAUL, Lola E. MALONEY
1903-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lola E. Bedsaul, 89, Holden, passed away Friday, March 26, 1993 at her residence in Holden, She was born May 13, 1903 in Pittsville, Mo., the daughter of Kelly Hopper and Rosa Mae (Thompson) Maloney. She lived near Holden all of her life. On March 25, 1928 she married Henry Vernon Bedsaul in Holden. He preceded her in death February 3, 1990. Mrs. Bedsaul was a homemaker and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. near Kingsville. She leaves one son, Bob Bedsaul, Lee's Summit; one daughter, Carmen A. Shippy, Centerview; two sisters, Pearl Lyons, Strasburg, and Iva Smith, Raytown; six grandchildren and seven great-grandsons. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son, Edward Lee Bedsaul, and two sisters, her twin, Ola Martin, and Alma Rowland. Funeral services were Sunday, March 28, 1993 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden.

BEDWELL, Jerry Lee
1952-2010
Jerry Lee Bedwell, age 58, of the Garland community, died at his home on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Jerry was born on February 17, 1952, in Indiana, to Kenneth and Joanne (Dale) Bedwell. His parents and one son, Shawn Paul Bedwell, preceded Jerry in death. Jerry graduated from the Greenvalley High School in Manito, Illinois in 1970. After high school, Jerry farmed, was self-employed, and worked in maintenance for several manufacturers. Jerry became disabled and spent his last years at home with his family. Jerry is survived by: one son, Shannon Bedwell and his wife, Marie of Clinton, MO; one brother, Paul Bedwell of Peoria, IL; two sisters, Debbie Relva and husband, Mike of Talahoma, TN, and Rhonda Holmes and husband, Randy, of Pekin, IL; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family has requested that Jerry be cremated, with a private burial in Greenhill Cemetery in San Jose, IL, at a later date.

BEDWELL, Kenneth M.
1926-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 2001 - Kenneth M. Bedwell, 75, Clinton, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

BEEBE, Beulah Irene
1914-1938
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Beulah Beebe died at 4:30 p.m. October 20, 1938, from lobar pneumonia at the home of her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. W. E. Beebe, west of Clinton. She had been there since October 3, coming home from Kansas City for a tonsil operation from which she had convalesced successfully, and about a week later, October 10, took a severe cold which developed into pneumonia. Two nurses were with her, an oxygen tent was used and everything possible done. She seemed to be better on Wednesday before her death and her loved ones felt much encouraged until 11:00 a.m. that day, when she took a turn for the worse and no sill could stem the tide of death. Beulah Irene Beebe was born June 3, 1914, in Edmondton, Alberta, Canada, and came to Henry County when still a child with her parents, where she attended Russell school. She graduated from the Clinton High School in 1932 and studied cosmetology at the Venus Beauty Salon, serving her apprenticeship and working there until last April when she went to Kansas City where she was employed at the Verna Killon Beauty Shop. Talented and capable, Beulah was earnest in all that she undertook, interested in home arts, and most expert in her chosen profession. Her Henry County clientele numbered many and they were her friends as were others whose lives came in touch with her sweet and lovable charm. She was part of her family's sunshine. Besides her parents she is also survived by a sister Miss Gladys, at Osceola and brother William in Clinton. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the First M. E. Church. Burial at Englewood.

BEEBE, Clara Gladys
1911-2002
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 25 2002 - Clara Gladys Beebe, 91, Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Clinton, died Monday, September 23, 2002, at an Overland Park care center. Graveside services and burial will be Thursday, September 26, at Englewood Cemetery. She was born February 22, 1911, in LeComb, Canada, to William E. and Della Whitaker Beebe. She was employed as a draftsperson for the Bendix Corporation.

BEEBE, Elizabeth Ila TRIPLETT
1909-1993
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elizabeth Ila Beebe was born September 30, 1909, in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. Her mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Bell Walker and her father was Green Berry Triplett. She also had two sisters, Bulia May and Mary Henry; and one younger brother William. Elizabeth was baptized into the Christian Church at a young age and then married Harold Milo Beebe on January 15, 1928 in Denver, Colorado. During the course of their marriage, Elizabeth and Harold had two sons, Harold Milo Beebe, Jr. born January 20, 1929 in Denver, and eight years later, on November 6, 1936, Berry Richard Beebe was born in Pawnee, Ne. The family lived in Denver, Colorado and Summerfield, Ks. for seventeen years. Then in 1945, they moved to Warrensburg, where they resided until 1983 when Harold Sr. died. Elizabeth then moved to Clinton, where she had lived for the past 10 years. As a young housewife, Elizabeth kept books for the family business, Beebe's Garage, and in her old years, she owned Beebe's Antiques at the farm house south of Warrensburg. Elizabeth's hobbies included antiquing, playing bridge, and most of all reading which she was often found doing into the late hours of the night. Funeral services were Monday, March 29, 1993 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg.

BEEBE, Gladys Mary LaRONT
1909-1994
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys M. Beebe, 84, Clinton, died Friday, February 4, 1994, at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. Services were Monday at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel in Clinton. burial was in Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Beebe was born in Camp Point, Ill., and lived in Hope, Ark., before moving to Clinton in the 1920s. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Clinton. Her husband of 60 years, Thomas Beebe, Sr., died in 1987. Survivors include three sons, Jerry Beebe, Calhoun, Thomas Beebe Jr., Blue Springs, and Robert Beebe, Clinton; four daughters, Barbara Long, Myrna Wirsig and Martha Peck of Clinton, and Doris Bray, Harrisonville; a brother, Jack LaRont, Aumsville, Ore.; a sister, Mabel Raney, Ozark; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

BEEBE, Linda Kay CLARK
1947-2001
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 5 2001 - Linda Kay Beebe, daughter of Louis Hunley and Wanita (Poore) Clark, was born September 10, 1947, in Appleton City. She departed this life after a long battle with cancer May 26, 2001, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City at 53 years of age. Linda lived most of her life in Appleton City. She was employed at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton as a registered nurse. She had an infectious smile and loving demeanor that was displayed in her work and also her home life. Her amazing sense of humor was ever present and she could make you laugh in any situation. Linda enjoyed life, her family and friends. The most joyous moment of her life was the birth of her grandson, Tyler. Her loving, caring ways, along with her smile and laughter, will be missed by all who knew her. Linda was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her son, Trent Beebe and wife, Cindy, Appleton City; her mother, Wanita Clark of Appleton City; her sister, Karen and husband, Larry Huey of Appleton City; her grandson, Tyler Louis Beebe; her niece, Kerri and husband, Clint Dutcher; her two great-nephews, Logan Dean and Brady Alan Dutcher, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Tuesday, May 29. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

BEEBE, Lottie A. JONES
1910-2006
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2006 - Lottie A. Beebe, 95, Windsor, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at Windsor Health Care Center. She was born October 10, 1910 in Pomona, Kansas, the daughter of Mervin Josiah Jones and Mary Elizabeth Bethell Jones. On September 5, 1931, she married Glenn Barkley Beebe in Manhattan, Kansas. He died November 15, 1976. She was a graduate of Ottawa, Kansas High School and attended Kanas City University. She worked as a telephone operator for 15 years and was partner with her husband in Beebe Brothers Livestock Auction from 1945 until the late 1960s. She attended the Jehovah's Witnesses Church in Clinton and the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witnesses of Warrensburg. Survivors include her son Daniel B. Beebe of Clinton; several nieces and nephews; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. Her parents; two brothers, Arthur R. Jones and Russell B. Jones; a sister Beatrice Jones King, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Friday, July 7, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Burial will be in Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

BEEBE, Lula Mae ANSTINE
1923-2010
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Lula Mae Beebe, age 87, of Windsor, MO passed away on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 at her home. Lula was born on September 13, 1923 in Clinton, MO, the daughter of W. S. and Amelia (Ebeling) Anstine. She married William Beebe on March 9, 1946 in Kansas City, MO. Lula was baptized on October 19, 1941 at the Garland Baptist Church where she was a lifelong member. She was a cook for the Clinton School District for 30 years, retiring in 1986. Lucy was an excellent cook who made WONDERFUL pies! She spent many hours outside in her flower and vegetable garden and cross-stitching tea towels and pillowcases for her family. She adored her family joining them every Sunday for family dinners. She spent many hours with her nieces and nephews always having Pepsi and cookies for the kids and she never won a game of Old Maid! Lula is survived by three brothers, Shorty Anstine and his wife Evelyn of Belton, MO, Leonard Anstine and his wife Geraldine of Blairstown, MO and Murlin Anstine and his wife Mary Alice of Windsor, MO, whom she resided with and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, two brothers, Whistle Anstine and Kermit Anstine and one sister Marie McPherson. Funeral services will be Friday, November 5, 2010 at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, MO. Burial will follow in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BEEBE, Rex
2011-2011
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 11 2012 - Rex Beebe, infant son of Brad Allen and Mary Margaret "Meg" (Marshall) Beebe passed away Friday, December 9, 2011 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral Services will be Monday, December 12, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with interment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He is survived by his parents, Brad and Meg Beebe; sister, Shylen Marie Beebe; paternal grandparents, Robert and Evelyn Beebe all of Clinton; maternal grandparents, Mary Susan Marshall and the late Thomas Woodrow Marshall of Bowling Green, Missouri and maternal great grandfather, William Miller of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

BEEBE, William Whitaker
1912-1997
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Whitaker Beebe died Sunday, September 14, 1997, at his home in Clinton at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 27 days. He was born October 17, 1912, in Ponoca, Alberta, Canada, the son of William Elmer and Della Whitaker Beebe. He moved with his parents to Weaubleau and lived there several years, later moving northwest of Clinton where he attended Russell School. In November of 1942, he entered the United States Air Force, serving for 37 months. In 1946, he was united in marriage to Lula Anstine, who survives of the home, being married 51 years. After his discharge from the service, Bill drove an old panel truck and delivered ice to country people, before the time of refrigerators. He drove a school bus for the Clinton School District for 37 years, until his health failed. He is survived by his wife, Lula May, of the home; one sister, Gladys Beebe of Kansas City; also many dear nieces and nephews and one special brother-in-law, Murlin Anstine, who was beside him to the end. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Beulah I. Beebe. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 17, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery under the direction of the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.

BEELER, Claudette
1942-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2005 - Claudette Beeler, 63, Calhoun, died Sunday, October 9, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital. Memorial services will be held Monday, October 17, at Consalus Funeral Home, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. She enjoyed fishing until her illness. She was a caregiver and her caregiver, Edwin Beeler, survives her.

BEELER, Everett L.
1935-1992
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Everett L. Beeler was born May 8, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Charles and Elenor (Warman) Beeler. He died Saturday, August 1, at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City. He lived for twenty-five years at Brighton Place in Topeka, Ks. He made friends there and was well liked by many of the staff. He is survived by three brothers, Charles Beeler of Osceola, Ed Beeler of Calhoun, and Earl Beeler; two sisters, Shirley Beeler of Kansas City, Ks. and Dorothy Morton of Massachusetts. Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 5, 1992 at Bethlehem Cemetery.

BEELER, Mary C. JULIAN
1852-1944
Died in Sedalia, July 6, 1944 - Joe Julian has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mary C. Beeler, who died at the age of 91 years in Sedalia on Thursday morning at 7:40. She was the daughter of Madison and Rebecca Julian, pioneers, who came to this section of Missouri from Tennessee in 1854. Out of the eleven children, only three survive, Joe, Jim, and George Julian. Funeral services will be on Saturday afternoon at the Sedalia Methodist Church. Mrs. Beeler was a widow and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. May Howe of Sedalia, and one son, John Beeler, of Pasadena. - Mrs. Mary C. Beeler, 91 of 1122 West Second Street, died at 7:50 o'clock Thursday morning, Mrs. Beeler widow of J. H. Beeler who died about 35 years ago, had been in failing health for several years of general debilities and she was bedfast for four weeks. Daughter of the late M. J. F. and Rebecca Julian who in later years lived in Clinton, MO., Mrs. Beeler was born November 8, 1852, in Tennessee and moved with her family by ox cart to Missouri in 1853. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. May Howe of Sedalia and Miss Minnie B. Gandy of Pasadena, Calif., and a son, John M. Beeler of Riverside, Calif. Another son Joel Henry Beeler of Riverside, Calif. died several years ago. Mrs. Beeler spent a number of winter seasons with her daughter and sons on the coast. Additional survivors are six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, and three brothers, Joe, George, and James Julian, of Clinton, MO. A consistent church member for 71 years, Mrs. Beeler was a member of the First Methodist church, transferring her membership from the Methodist church of Ionia of which she was a charter member. She was an interested worker in church and community activities. Funeral services will be held at the First M. E. Church Saturday afternoon. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. The body is at the Ewing Funeral Home.

BEEMAN, Donald
1925-2015
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Donald Beeman 90, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Monday afternoon, July 6, 2015, at Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation, Warsaw, Mo, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born May 27, 1925 near Syracuse, Mo., the son of Joel Thomas "Tommy" Beeman and Bessie Opal (Combs) Beeman. On October 18, 1947, he was united in marriage to Eunice Mae Christian, in Sullivan, Mo., and she survives at the family farm. Don grew up on a farm and remained on the farm all of his life. He was a graduate of Syracuse High School. Don raised grain crops, hay and cattle. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Producers Exchange and MFA Implement for several years. He was a long time, dedicated Member of the Boards of the Windsor 4-County Rural Fire District and Brandon Special Road District. Don was baptized as a youth at Mt. Carmel Baptist church near Syracuse, and later moved his membership to Harmony Baptist Church near Windsor, where he was very active in the church and served in many capacities with a passion. He prized his farm and cattle, but he especially loved and enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, Eunice, of the home, he is survived by a son, David Beeman and his wife Jo, Windsor, Mo.; two grandchildren, Sandi Beeman, Windsor, Mo., and Andrew Beeman and his fiancee, Brittany Sell, both of Warrensburg, Mo. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Maynard Beeman and Harold Beeman. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BEEMER, Bessie TAYLOR
1900-1992
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Bessie Beemer, 91, Windsor, died Wednesday, March 18, 1992, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born October 27, 1900, in Nashua, daughter of William Kensey Taylor and Emma Agnes Bingham Taylor. She was married March 9, 1921, in Independence to Leslie Franklin Beemer, who died February 16, 1986. She was a homemaker. She is survived by five sons, Floyd Beemer of Windsor, Donald Beemer of St. Joseph, Roy Beemer of Forsythe, Charles Beemer of Centerview and Ivan Beemer of Kansas City, Kansas; five daughters, Irene Lefdahl of Omaha, Nebraska, Marie Walker of Kansas City, Marian Pritchard of Green Ridge, June Saylors of Kansas City, Kansas, and Lovanna Crumpley of Warrensburg; one sister, Mary Howell of Olathe, Kansas; one brother, Robert Taylor of Liberty; 39 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, March 20 at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sedalia.

BEEMER, Floyd L.
1921-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 26 2006 - Floyd L. Beemer, 84, of Windsor, Missouri, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton, Mo. He was born December 20, 1921, in Lyons, Nebraska, the son of Leslie Franklin Beemer and Bessie Mae (Taylor) Beemer. On May 10, 1944, in Gainesville, Texas, he married Neioma Avis Coody, who preceded him in death on May 20, 1992. On September 4, 1993, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Windsor, Mo., he married JoAn Parks, who survives of the home. Floyd was a farmer all of his life and had retired as a firefighter at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He served in the Army during World War II, in the European theatre and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church; a lifetime member of the Windsor VFW Post, 2610 and a member of the American Legion, Post 82, Windsor. In addition to his wife, Floyd is survived by 2 daughters, LaDonna Pedersen and her husband, Eric, Crestview, Florida; Cheryl Glazier and her husband Carl, Kansas City, Mo.; 6 grandchildren, Gil Pedersen, Lee's Summit, Cheri Harden and her husband, John, Pawnee, Illinois, Melinda Mieszala and her husband, Ted, Crestview, Florida, Josh Beemer and his wife, Marissa, Windsor, Mo., and Jennifer Contreras and her husband, Tony, Green Ridge, Mo.; Sara Deakins, Kansas City, Mo.; 3 great-grandchildren, Clay and Chelby Harden and Aidan Leslie Contreras; 4 step-children, Randy Parks and his wife, Susan, Oxford, Kansas, Kendall Parks and his wife, Tara, Moscow, Russia, Melody Parks, Orlando, Florida and John Parks, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 5 step-grandsons; 3 step-great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Don Beemer and his wife, Minnie, St. Joseph, Mo., Roy Beemer, Rockaway Beach, Mo., Charles "Bus" Beemer and his wife, Alice, Centerview, Mo., and Ivan Beemer and his wife, Judy, Kansas City, Kansas; 3 sisters, Irene Lofdahl, Omaha, Nebraska, Marian Pritchard and her husband, Charles, Green Ridge, Mo., and Lavonna Pfaff and her husband, Bill, Odessa, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews, several of whom stayed with Floyd and Naoma for extended periods of time. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jimmie Beemer on Sept. 3, 2001; and 2 sisters, Marie Walker and June Saylors. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 28, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BEEMER, Jim
1948-2001
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 5 2001 - Jim Beemer, 52, Windsor, died early Monday morning, September 1, 2001, at his home in Windsor. He was born in Windsor October 13, 1948, the son of Floyd Leslie Beemer and Naomi Avis (Coody) Beemer). On March 5, 1977, in Windsor he married Cindy Lou Joyce, who survives of the home. He worked for Hays-Lemmerz International, Inc., Sedalia, formerly Hays Wheels for 11 years. He was a graduate of Windsor High School. In addition to his wife, Cindy, he is survived by a son, Josh Beemer, Boston, Massachusetts; two daughters, Jennifer Beemer, Fayette, and Gina Padberg, Redondo Beach, California; his father, Floyd Beemer and his wife, JoAn, Windsor; two sisters, LaDonna Pedersen, Hale, Louisiana, and Cheryl Glazier, Kansas City; a grandson, Devlin Padberg, Redondo Beach, California; three nieces, two nephews, numerous aunts and uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Naomi Beemer, May 20, 1992. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Parks Chapel Cemetery, Henry County.

BEEMER, Neioma Avis COODY
1926-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Neioma Beemer, 65, Windsor, died Wednesday, May 20, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born September 24, 1926, in Lawton, Oklahoma, the daughter of H. E. Coody and Brooksie Beatrice Wilson Coody. On May 10, 1944, in Gainesville, Texas, she married Floyd Beemer, who survives of the home. She was a bus driver for the Windsor School District for over 12 years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, and a member of the Windsor Women's bowling Association. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jim Beemer, Windsor; two daughters, LaDonna Pedersen, Grandview; six grandchildren; three brothers, Homer and Dale Coody, both of Lawton, Oklahoma, J. T. Coody, Cache, Oklahoma; three sisters, Charmis Lawson and Gay Blackburn, both of Elgin, Ok., Thelma Krysinski, Arlington, Tx. She was preceded in death by her sister Loweta Kellen. Funeral services will be held at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Saturday, May 23. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BEGEMAN, Mary Ellen GRAY
1925-1991
Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Ellen Begeman, 66, Mayview, died Saturday, July 27, 1991, at Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born February 11, 1925, in Odessa, the daughter of James Henry Gray and Rosa Lee Stapleton Gray. She married Oliver Begeman on October 3, 1944. He survives. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1943. She moved to Mayview from Odessa in 1944. She was a housewife and a farmer. She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, Mayview, and the Women's Fellowship Organization at the church. Survivors in addition to her husband, Oliver, of the home, are two sons, Ronnie D. Begeman and William (Bill) Begeman, both of Mayview; two daughters, Carolyn Bayless, Mayview, and Benita Young, Napoleon; five sisters, Marie Quigley, Odessa, Bertha Ashinhurst, Lexington, Helen Doak, Peculiar, Ethel Durnell, Lee's Summit, and Doris Haweds, Osceola, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, at the Zion United Church of Christ, Mayview. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, Odessa.

BEISER, Bernice L.
abt 1923-2007
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2007 - Bernice L. Beiser, 84, Lowry City, died Thursday, February 1, 2007, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Among survivors is a sister Neva, Lowry City. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 3, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Kidd's Chapel Cemetery, Lowry City.

BELCHER, Gary Dean
1952-2008
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 13 2008 - Gary Belcher, age 55 of Clinton, Gary Dean Belcher, age 55 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday February 9, 2008 at the V.A. Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 14, 2008 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Gary is preceded in death by a sister Leisa Belcher. Gary is survived by his wife Rebecca of the home; two sons, Max Belcher of Springfield, MO and Erik Belcher of North Carolina; his parents, Robert M. and Mary (Kurzwell) Belcher; six brothers, Bob Belcher, Larry Belcher, Martin Belcher, David Belcher, Rusty Belcher, and Bernie Belcher; two sisters, Judy Grandell and Terrie Rist; four grandchildren, Veronica, Trinidy, Candance and Logan Belcher.

BELCHER, Jackie Allen "Jack"
1932-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jack A. Belcher, 63, Windsor, formerly of Holden, died Sunday, May 21, 1995, at the Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home in Clinton. He was born February 15, 1932, in Nodaway County, the son of John L. Belcher and Ollie May June Belcher. On May 26, 1957, in Belton, he married Elsie Mae Hopper, who preceded him in death May 22, 1970. Mr. Belcher worked for several years at the Holden Fertilizer Plant. Survivors include son, Jack L. Belcher and daughter-in-law, Tina, Windsor, and four grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, May 24, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BELEW, Jimmie Roger
1934-1998
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jimmie Roger Belew died Wednesday, October 14, 1998, at the Veterans Hospital in Columbia from a heart attack. He was born July 1, 1934, in Ohio Post Office to Lloyd and Fay Underwood Belew. He grew up in the Chilhowee and Holden areas. He served four years in the Navy and was on the U.S.S. Dynamic. He was stationed in California. After the Navy he started working as a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office and transferred back to Missouri in 1971. On September 6, 1974, he married Wilma D. Thames. After retiring as a letter carrier at the Clinton Post Office, Jimmie and Wilma went on to many endeavors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Fay Belew of Chilhowee. Survivors include his wife, Wilma, of the home; seven children. Jimmie Belew, Jr., Nevada. Jack Belew, Darell Belew, Pam Stocking and Jim Rush, all of Clinton, Ken Rush, Butler, Rick Rush, Warrensburg; five sisters, Norma Smith and Peggy Farris, both of Holden, Doris Beatty, Calhoun, Mary French, Independence, Carol Green of Alabama; one brother, Vernon Belew of Oklahoma, and 12 grandchildren, also several nieces, nephews and friends. Jimmie enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren, After he became ill he loved to sit by the window, putting a picture puzzle together, watching the people go by. He also loved to tell his children, when they were young and now also his grandchildren, all about his younger years. You could always hear at least one of them say, "No, Grandpa (or Dad), not the one about how you used to walk to school five miles in the snow up to the fence posts uphill both ways." He will be sadly missed by all. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 17. at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BELEW, Wilma Dale THAMES RUSH
1944-2006
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 21 2006 - Wilma Dale Belew, 62, Clinton, died Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at her home. Funeral services will be Friday December 22, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens. She was born January 18, 1944, in St. Clair County, daughter of James A. and Juanita Leonard Thames. She married Jimmie R. Belew in Clinton on September 6, 1974 and he died October 14, 1998. Her parents, three sisters, Wanda Lackey, Donna Jean Bebee and Shirley Kay Thames, also preceded her in death. She owned and operated a restaurant. Survivors include six sons, James D. Rush, Richard W. Rush and wife Cheryl, Kenneth R. Rush and wife Lisa A., Jimmie R. Belew, Darrell L. Belew and wife Dani, Jacky L. Belew and wife Karla; one daughter Pam D. Stocking and husband Harold; three sisters, Ruth Jones and husband Robert, Ethel Hoover and husband Clayton, Mary Young and 15 grandchildren.

BELISLE, John T.
1939-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John T. Belisle, 58, Osceola, died Monday, September 14, 1998, at his home. He is survived by two sons, Rob Belisle and John Marc Belisle, both of Osceola; his mother Mrs. Josephine Belisle of Osceola; one brother Lowry T. Belisle of Osceola; five grandchildren. Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 16, at the Osceola Cemetery.

BELK, Tracy Renee HENDREN
1965-2009
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 13 2009 - Tracy Renee Belk, daughter of William Thomas and Kathleen (Floyd) Hendren, was born October 30, 1965, in Kansas City, Kansas. She died on September 15, 2009, in St. Clair County at the age of 43 years, the result of an automobile accident. Tracy worked at Elite Laundry in Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents. William and Kathleen Hendren; her granddaughter, Sierra Mendez-Belk, and her sister, Tina Hendren. She is survived by two sons, Arthur Belk of Camdenton and Anthony Belk of Harrisonville; two daughters, Wanda Belk and Jezzika Hendren, both of the home; five grandchildren, Alex Mendez-Belk, Adrianna Mendez-Belk, Cadin Belk, Cadin Belk, Callie Belk and Mystery Belk; three brothers, Jerrold Hendren of Kansas City, Bo Hendren and Willie Hendren, both of Deepwater; seven sisters, Debra Groves of Lowry City, Cheryl Burton and Tabitha Hendren of Kansas City, Jennifer Jefferson of Grandview, Cathy Beck of Deepwater, Diana Rayburn of Strasburg and Melissa Veach, Chillicothe. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, September 19. Inurnment in Granger Cemetery, Climax Springs, on Monday, September 21. She was buried with her granddaughter, Sierra, who was killed in the same automobile accident.

BELL, Aron Joseph
2000-2000
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2000 - Aron Joseph Bell, son of Lanaka Burton and Joseph Bell, was born on September 20, 2000, and died September 23, 2000, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City after open-heart surgery. Aron is survived by his parents, Lanaka Burton and Joseph bell; two sisters, Tori Burton and Jaymee Bell; one brother, Coty Burton; maternal grandmother, Linda Thomas; maternal grandfather, Lewis Peek; paternal grandmother, Connie Steward; paternal grandfather, John Bell; maternal great-grandparents, Diane and Lonnie King, Lucile and Henry Peek; paternal great-grandparents, Patricia and Jack Bell and Doris Plaster and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, September 26. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

BELL, Charles L.
1915-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles L. Bell, 79, Jefferson City, died Saturday at Capital Region Medical Center-Still Campus. He was born November 29, 1915, in Henry County, the son of Charles H. and Hattie May Helms Bell. He was married November 29, 1947, in St. Louis to Marcella C. Bick, who survives of the home. A graduate of Windsor High School, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was employed as the director of the Bureau of Vital Records for the Missouri Division of Health from 1967 until he retired in 1982. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church; American Legion Post 280, St. Louis; Forty and Eight, Jefferson City; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roy Sone Post 5; Missouri Public Health Administrator Association; and was a Veterans Administration volunteer in Columbia. Other survivors include one son, Lt. Col. Don Bell, Ft. Benning, Ga.; one daughter, Sue Bell, Columbia, and four grandchildren. Services were Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City. He donated his remains to the University of Missouri Department of Anatomy for research and studies.

BELL, Elcie J. MILLER
1939-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Elcie J. Bell, 69, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at the Maranatha Village Nursing Home, in Springfield, Mo., where she had been for a little over two weeks after a brief, hard battle with cancer. She was born on December 3, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Ray Bennett Miller and Ruby Opal (Law) Miller. On December 7, 1963, in Kansas City, Mo., she married Dennis Bell and to this union, two children were born. Elcie worked at the former Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home for many years. Survivors include 2 daughters, Loraine Sorrell and her husband, Mike, LaFontaine, Indiana; Debby Brooks and her husband, Danny, Fair Grove, Mo.; a son, George Bell, Gurnee, Illinois; 5 grandchildren, Jimmy R. Brooks and his fiancée Bambi, McKinney, Texas; Janelle Brooks and her boyfriend Kyler Steding, Springfield, Mo.; Cameron D. Brooks, Fair Grove, Mo.; Cameron and Cassandra Jean Bell, Gurnee, Illinois, a great-grandchild, Jaselynn Brooks Steding; children by heart, Tina Colby, Angie and Danny Marr, Beverly and Carl Matthews; grandchildren and great-grandchildren by heart, Nick, Megan and Aiden Proudfoot, Cathy Noland, Grace Fox, Glory McKinney, Caleb, Jessy and Jake Colby, Brian, Emily and Braxton Breckenridge and her beloved dog, Gismo. In addition to her parents, Elcie was preceded in death by a brother, Bennie Miller; a step-sister, Dorthy Paisley and a nephew, Floyd Miller. Graveside services will be Monday, December 29, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BELL, Eliza
n/a-1875
St. Louis Christian Advocate, Abstract of Obituary, Jul 21 1875 - Mrs. Eliza Bell died June 12, 1875. She professed religion in Henry Co, Mo., in the fall of 1867. She was married to Thomas H. Bell in Sept 1866. She has 3 children in heaven and 2 upon earth. She erected a family altar around which every day she gathered her little family and led them in prayer to God.

BELL, Ernest Benjamin "Pat"
1916-2003
Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Linn Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 18 2003 - Ernest Benjamin "Pat" Bell was born January 14, 1916, on the family farm southeast of Pleasanton, Kansas, to Edward Bateman and Mary Alice (Shadley) Bell. He died following a lengthy illness July 1, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Although a strong work ethic was instilled in him at an early age, education was also important to him. His elementary school years were spent at Fairview, a one-room country schoolhouse. Following eighth grade it was necessary for Pat to quit school to work on the farm. In 1932, he returned to school, graduating in 1936 from Pleasanton High School. During his senior year he met the love of his life, Olive Lauck, they married June 17, 1939. The love and devotion they shared for each other remained the central part of their life together for the next 64 years. Beginning in 1942 Pat spent the next three years serving his country by enlisting in the United States Navy. His last year was spent at the Naval Air Station in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he served as an aviation machinist mate, first class. Following his discharge in 1945 he returned to his job at Peabody Coal Company where he remained employed until his retirement in February 1981. During these years the Bell family began to grow with the birth of their son Kenton and later daughter, Kathleen. In 1972 Kathi married Rocky Austin; later Pat's title became "Granddad Pat" with the births of his grandsons, Jason and Lance Austin, Life for Pat was filled with simple pleasures, always centering on his family. Sunday night dinners, birthdays and holiday gatherings with his family were times he cherished. he was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He was a 50-year member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge and a Past Master in Pleasanton, Kansas, and a District Deputy Grand Master; a 50-year member of the Scottish rites bodies, Fort Scott, Kansas; a Past Patron of the Order of Eastern Star, Hope Chapter #80, Pleasanton, Kansas, and a member of the American Legion, Clinton. Following his retirement, he also volunteered for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, the Meals on Wheels program and served as a trustee at church. He is survived by his wife, Olive, of the home; his son, Kenton; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Rocky Austin; grandsons, Jason and Lance Austin, all of Clinton; two brothers and wives, W. E. "Ned" and Mary Bell, Boise, Idaho, Charles and Pauline Bell, Pleasanton, Kansas; two sisters, Rebecca and husband Vernon Speakes and Thelma Haas, all of Prescott, Kansas; four nieces, Loretta Cox, Wichita, Kansas, Connie Rayher, Santa Rose, California, Helen Oster, Carson City, Nevada, Mary Jo Shook, Crofton, Maryland. Pat was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jim Bell; sister, Elsie Bastic; half-brother, Devon Shafer; half-sister, Elois Swanwick; a brother-in-law, Bob Haas, and one niece, Joan Hennings. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Graveside services were at the Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kansas.

BELL, Ethel Z. OWSLEY
1913-1998
Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ethel Z. Bell, 85, longtime resident of Clinton, died Sunday, December 20, 1998, at Baptist Medical Center. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 23, at Peculiar Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Maple Hill Funeral Home. She was born December 10, 1913, and lived all of her adult life in Clinton. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Louise Hicks. Survivors include her two children, Mary Jane Wilson of Prairie Village, Kansas, and Eugene Bell of Kansas City; three brothers, Othie Owsley, Clinton, Olan Owsley, Lincoln, California, and Lester Owsley of Ware Sholes, South Carolina; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

BELL, James H.
1928-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James H. Bell, 64, Kansas City, a brother of Lois Hodges of Clinton, died Friday, November 27, 1992, at his home. Services were Monday in Kansas City. Mr. Bell was a teacher and a counselor. He had been director of adult education at Western Missouri Mental Health Center for five years.

BELL, Leonard
1828-1894
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jan 11 1894 - One by one the old pioneers of Henry county are passing away. Leonard Bell, who came here from Illinois in 1866, died at his home in Deepwater township Friday evening, Jan. 5th, after a week's illness from grippe and bronchial, trouble. He was nearly 66 years old. The funeral on Sunday was largely attended and the remains were laid to rest in LaDue cemetery.

BELL, Margaret L. "Margie"
1926-2006
Benton Green Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 7 2006 - Margie L. Bell, 80, Roscoe, died Monday, March 6, 2006, at her home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 8, at the Roscoe Christian Church with burial in Benton Green Cemetery.

BELL, Mayme Manila DURBIN
1898-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mayme D. Bell, 97, Windsor, died Thursday morning, October 12, 1995, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was Born May 1, 1898, in Sedalia, the daughter of Charles Martin Durbin and Sarah Elizabeth Simons Durbin. On March 17, 1920, in Windsor, she married Robert Virgil Bell, who preceded her in death October 1, 1985. Mrs. Bell was a homemaker and also worked for the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a daughter, Anita Clubb, Windsor; a sister, Lillie Belle Shipp, Windsor; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services will be Sunday, October 15, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BELLEW, Isaac
n/a-1891
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Died, Isaac Bellew, buried last Friday at the Calhoun cemetery. He was a member of the Christian church and will be sadly missed.

BELLINGHAUSEN, Jerome Leo "Red"
1936-2012
Lefler Cemetery, Harwood, Vernon Co, MO
Jerome Leo "Red" Bellinghausen, 75, passed away March 13, 2012, in the family farmhouse in Harwood. He was born May 9, 1936, in Montrose to the union of William and Matilda (Homan) Bellinghausen. He was known as Jerome to his Montrose family and as "Red" to many others, Grandpa or Papa to his grandchildren, and Papapa to the great-grandchldren. He will be missed by all. Jerome attended Catholic school as a child then later graduated from Montrose High School in 1954. His first job was at the Montrose Movie theater as a film reel changer and from that time on was a conscientious hard worker. He also worked at the Montrose Rock Quarry then later joined the U.S. Army serving as a heavy equipment and shovel operator from 1959-61. After returning from the Army he began to help build the Stockton Lake Dam and worked in various rock quarries until his retirement in 1990. He was a man who led by example and worked tirelessly and without complaint throughout his life until a heart condition forced him into early retirement. He then worked with his cattle and crops until health further slowed him. Even then he could be found in the vegetable garden and around the house always ensuring wonderful holidays for many kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. In 1959 he married Helen "Francie" Smith then later married Suzzanne Theel Lundy on Jan. 2, 1970. Despite his larger than life stature and sometimes gruff exterior, Red was best known for his sense of humor, gentle nature and his unquestioned generosity. His smile and laughter will be missed. He was a man who was always quick to console and to be of service no matter how large or small the need. He was as comfortable with a wrench and screwdriver as he was with a tractor, rotor-tiller or fishing rod. He was plain spoken, quick with a joke and at ease talking with people of all walks of life. His kitchen table was his court and his door open to all. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, square dancing, and making others laugh with his colorful, salty stories. Survivors include two sisters and one brother: Martha Jane Goth, Montrose, Teresa Meredith and husband, Lynn, Montrose and Bernard Bellinghausen and wife Coralee, Reeds Spring; three daughters and two sons: Cheryl Conway, Fayetteville, AR, Deborah Hartline, Walker, Catherine "Cat" Rinehart and husband Charlie, Kansas City, Dan Lundy and wife, Rhonda, Edmond, OK and Dennis Lundy and wife, Su, El Dorado Springs; 12 grandchildren: Jeff Conway, Tim Hartline, Cindy Becker, Wendy Klopfenstein, Danielle Klopfenstein, Brandon Emerson, Ashley Lundy, Christine Lundy, Paul Lundy, Brian Lundy, Grace Lundy and Sara Rinehart; 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives, neighbors and his loyal dog – Josh. Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Suzanne, and a great-great-grandson, Brayden Hartline. Services were held Friday, March 16, at the First Baptist Church in Schell City. Burial was in the Lefler Cemetery in Harwood.

BELLINGHAUSEN, Joseph Andrew
1932-2005
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 9 2005 - Joseph Andrew Bellinghausen lived all but four of his 72 years in Montrose where he was a well-respected businessman and community leader. He died on May 25, 2005. He was born September 19, 1932, in Montrose, the second of five children of Peter and Elizabeth Bellinghausen. He was baptized at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Montrose High School. Shortly after graduation, in May 1950, he volunteered for the United States Air Force and left Montrose for four years of Air Force duty. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. Then Joe returned to Montrose and worked for Welling Hardware, which became Bellinghausen Hardware when he took ownership of the business in 1971. He owned and operated the store until its closing in 1993. Joe married Mary Ann Graham in May 1957. They raised eight children. He was very proud of his children, all of whom graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Thanks to their dad, the Bellinghausen children grew up knowing the importance of a good education, was well as other essential skills, such as how to check the oil, play pitch and cast a fly rod. Joe lived by the idea that the only way to make a difference was to get involved. He was a member of the Montrose city Council from 1955 to 1959 and the Montrose Fire Department from 1955 to 11974, including 10 years as fire chief. He served as mayor from 1972 through 11978. He worked tirelessly, and successfully, for the construction of the city's first wastewater treatment system. His membership in local organizations included St. Mary's School Board and PTA, Immaculate Conception Church Council, Knights of Columbus, VFW Post 8820, Henry County Health Board and Henry County Economic Council. Joe enjoyed playing golf and was an active, longtime member of Meadow Lake Country Club in Clinton. He and Mary Ann made many trips together to visit their children in Missouri, Kansas and across the country. In retirement, Joe stayed active with repair and home improvement projects and carefully tended his garden every summer. He was preceded in death by his sister Rose Puckett. Joe is survived by his wife Mary Ann of the home, and their children, Joan Bellinghausen of Cary, North Carolina, Karen Bellinghausen of Kansas City, Pat Zellar and her husband Bob, Billings, Montana, Mary Kay McCrate and her husband Mike, Cape Girardeau, Jim Bellinghausen and his wife Joan, Kansas City, Denise Connor and her husband Scott, Kansas City, Donald Bellinghausen and his wife Tina, Navarre, Florida, and Norman Bellinghausen and his wife Michelle, Montrose. He is survived by 18 grandchildren, Amanda Zellar, Shawna Beckner, Matthew, Kristin, Andy, Charles, Steve and Kati Bellinghausen, Joseph, Chris, Nick, Sarah and Megan McCrate, Emily, Mary, Thomas, Mandy and Jeff Connor. Other survivors include his sister Mary Ann Lindenbusch of St. Elizabeth; his brother John Bellinghausen and his wife Betty Blue Springs, and brother Ed Bellinghausen and his wife Judy, Lebanon. The funeral Mass was offered May 31 at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

BELLINGHAUSEN, Leo Edward
1908-1995
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leo Edward Bellinghausen, 86, died on July 20, 1995. "Uncle Lee", as he was affectionately known by his family, was born in Montrose on November 6, 1908. He was the youngest and last survivor of nine children. He spent his life in Montrose and dedicated himself to his family, his church, and the community as evidenced by his involvement in and generous support of many organizations. He was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. He participated in the Knights of Columbus for more than 60 years. He served a number of years on the St. Mary's Cemetery Board. He served on the Deepwater Township Board and in recent years he assisted at the Senior Citizens Nutrition Center in Montrose. Lee spent most of his life raising crops and cattle on a farm just north of Montrose. In addition, he worked for many years as an auto mechanic at Rotert's Garage in Montrose. He also served as postmaster of the Montrose Post Office for four years. Though he never married, he spent many years caring for his mother an done of his sisters, Margaret, who was of ill health. Throughout his life, Lee remained close to the families of his 11 nephews and nieces. He also loved cats and adopted quite a few over the years on his farm. He enjoyed watching baseball, playing cards, and was often seen taking a countryside drive. He was well-known by the children in the family for regularly carrying several packs of Wrigley's gum in his pocket, which he promptly gave out. He was a good, generous man and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Lee is survived by 10 nephews and nieces, several in-laws and a multitude of great-nephews and nieces as well as great-great-nephews and nieces. funeral services were held on Saturday, July 22, at Immaculate Conception Church. Father bob Stone presided. Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

BELLIS, Glenda C. McSPADDEN
1934-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 23 2006 - Glenda C. Bellis, age 72 of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Memorial services will be Thursday, October 26, 2006 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Glenda was born on June 23, 1934 to Jackson and Carrie "Grigsby" McSpadden in Batesville, Arkansas. She worked at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital as a Certified Nurses Aid. She is survived by her husband Harvey A. Bellis, of the home, one daughter, Arlene Snapp, of Independence, Missouri, one brother, Don McSpadden, of Michigan City, Indiana, three grandchildren, Amanda Dockery, Larry Dyer, and Robby Dyer, and four great grandchildren.

BELLIS, Harvey A.
1934-2010
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 16 2010 - Harvey A. Bellis, 76, Clinton, died Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Golden Living Center-Westwood of Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 18, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Urich Cemetery, Urich. Harvey worked for Ford Motor Company before he retired. He is survived by two daughters, Cindy Renfro of Colorado and Brenda Kogan of Kansas City; as well as a number of stepchildren and other relatives and friends.

BELLISIME, Charles Edward
1850-1923
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO - Charles Edward Bellesime died at his home in Lewis Station February 19th, after an illness of but 9 days. He was born November 28th, 1850. He is survived by his wife and five children -- Ira and Crette Bellesime, Lewis Station; Tuck Bellasime, Clinton; Mrs. Hattie Gray, Mound Ridge, Kansas; and one son, Bush, who is in the west. All were at his bedside during the last illness except the son in the west. He also left one sister, Mrs. Julia Brough, of Monserat, in Johnson county, who was also at his bedside during the last illness. There are twelve grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted at his late home Tuesday. Interment in the Windsor cemetery.

BELLMYER, Annie Ellen HENDRIX
1879-1966
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Annie E. Bellmyer, 87, of 5019 Thompson, died yesterday, Oct. 29, 1966, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born July 15, 1879. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Deepwater, Mo. She leaves a son, Henry Bellmyer, 8729 St. John, Independence; a daughter, Mrs. Nedra Shank, Tuscan, Arizona; two brothers, Allen Hendrix, Deepwater, and Lawrence Hendrix, Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. May Schneider, 1303 Maywood, Independence; Mrs. Frances Gill of the home; and Mrs. Lola Schoff, Los Angeles; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Christian Chapel; with graveside services at Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington, Mo.

BELLMYER, Mary Josephine
1916-1990
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Mary Josephine Bellmyer, 73, El Dorado Springs, Mo., formerly of Independence, died March 28, 1990, at the Medical Center of Independence. She was born near Chalk Level and lived in Independence before moving to ElDorado Springs in 1980. Mrs. Bellmyer was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah"s Witness, ElDorado Springs. Survivors include her husband, Henry Bellmyer of the home; three daughters, Ruth Lemka and Anna Titus of Independence and Mary White, Buckner; a brother, Herbert Dunning, Independence; four sisters, Retha Wilson and Audrey Harleman of Independence, Marge Moran, Lowry City, and Eva Swopes, El Dorado Springs; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, Mo., with burial in the Lowry City Cemetery.

BELSHE, Lena M. GARLAND HOWE
1908-1998
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 11 1998 - Lena M. Belshe, 89, Windsor, died early Tuesday morning, March 10, 1998, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. Mrs. Belshe was born March 24, 1908, in Windsor, the daughter of John William Garland and Maggie Farris (Poulter) Garland. In 1930, in Windsor, she married Wilber E. Howe who preceded her in death. In October 1955, in Clinton, she married James Robert Belshe, who preceded her in death in 1962. She worked at the Windsor Shoe Factory and also worked for Pines Douglas at his 'Nuff Said cafe in Windsor. she also worked at the Windsor Country Club Swimming Pool for several years. She cared for people in their homes, working in the private home healthcare field in Windsor for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor. She enjoyed jokes, puns, crossword puzzles and music. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Wilson and Sharon Ridlen, both of Windsor; three grandsons, Steve Sadler, Tom Wilson, Don Ridlen Jr.; four granddaughters, Toni Paxton, Donna Spickert, Marcia Ellis and Laurel Gay Ranallo; 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. she was preceded in death by two sisters, Faye Wills and Nadine McVay, and a granddaughter, Janice Ridlen. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 14, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BELTO, Catharine OLSON
1926-2002
Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 14 2002 - Catharine Belto, 75, Pleasant Hill, died Thursday, January 10, 2002, at home. Funeral services were Saturday, January 12, at Belton United Methodist, Church, with burial in Peculiar Cemetery. Mrs. Belto was born May 14, 1926, in St. Joseph. She was a 32-year employee of Solo Cup, retiring in 1988. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest on April 6, 2001, and her brothers, Allen Olson and Lawrence Olson. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Skeens and husband Gary, Pleasant Hill; six sons, Tony Belto of Kansas City Monte Batchelder and wife Dale, Randy Batchelder and wife Terri, Leslie Batchelder and wife Daphne, all of Belton, Roger Batchelder and wife Kay, Drexel, and Terry Batchelder and wife Roberta, Gower; two sisters, Enid McKinley and Edna Coomes, both of Belton; 30 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Funeral services were, under the direction of E. K. George & Sons, Belton, MO.

BELTON, Annabelle ELI
1864-1940
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Annabelle Belton died August 14, about 10:00 pm. the result of a cerebral hemorrhage she had suffered in March at the Driggers apartments, West Franklin Street, where she had made her home about four years. About a month ago she had a paralytic stroke and on the day she died had had two strokes, the last taking her from this earthly home. Mrs. Belton was tenderly cared for by her sons, William H. of Clinton, and Robert D., east of Clinton, and families, by whom she was beloved for her kindly disposition. Annabelle Jackson (sic) was born near Garland July 20, 1864. Living in Henry County all her life, she received her elementary education at White School. July 4, 1880, she was united in marriage to Richard B. Belton and the first few years they lived west of Clinton, later moving to the Tebo Church neighborhood. To them were born three sons, of whom William H. and Robert D. survive. Always kind and tender, she devoted 35 years of her wedded life unselfishly and uncomplaining to caring for her husband, an invalid, who entered his Heavenly home 11 years ago. Since that time Mrs. Belton lived with her two sons and families until moving to the Driggers apartments, where she was ever a favorite with others who lived there, her fingers always busy with fine handwork, which she generously gave to her children and grandchildren, whom she dearly loved. During her husband's illness and the past several years she had made over 100 quilts which she gave to her family. She enjoyed working with flowers which flourished well under her care, and whenever she tended a garden there were always many flowers. Mrs. Belton was a Christian woman, weaving the high ideals of her faith into the lives of those about her. she had been a member of the Tebo Baptist Church, east of Clinton, about 50 years. Besides the above mentioned sons, Mrs. Belton is survived by grandchildren, Dwight Belton and Mrs. S. V. Cowell, of Clinton, Eugene and Miss Elizabeth Belton, east of Clinton; sister Mrs. Jim Swart; brothers, Jim Mastin near LaDue, and Al Mastin near Chilhowee; and great-grandchildren, Doris Jean Cowell and Sue Belton, Clinton. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Tebo Baptist Church. Burial was at the Tebo Cemetery.

BELTON, Effie SHOOK
1924-1998
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Effie Belton, daughter of Thomas Edward Shook and Della Mae Lingle Shook, was born April 8, 1924, in Pawnee, Oklahoma, and died Saturday, September 12, 1998, at Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg at the age of 74 years. Effie worked for Unitog in Clinton for 10 years. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, Clinton. She is survived by two sons, Kelley VanOster and Willard VanOster, both of Clinton; three daughters, Joyce Murphy, Warrensburg, Wilda Yoachum of Clinton and Gail Heistand of Springfield; two brothers, Howard Shook of Colorado and Glen Shook of Texas; two sisters, Lou Price of Clinton and Erma Park of Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as 24 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene Belton, and three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Wednesday, September 16. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BENBOW, John C.
1963-1991
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John C. Benbow, 27, died suddenly as a result of an accident at Monegaw Springs on September 28, 1991. He was born October 25, 1963, in Appleton City to J. D. and Charlene Benbow. He attended the Appleton City schools, graduating in 1982. He received a B. S. degree from Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg in 1986. He worked as a carpenter in the Appleton City, Butler and Rockville areas. For many years he was associated with Don Nichols. He received Christ at a young age at the First Baptist Church in Appleton City. He loved his family and was very close to all. He enjoyed hunting, golf, his friends, his family and his two dogs. He leaves his parents, J. D. and Charlene Benbow of Appleton City; his sister, Donna Frasher and husband, Tom, of Blue Springs; his maternal grandmother, Goldie Myers, uncle Nelson and aunt Lois Myers of Butler; his uncle Gene and aunt Marilyn, of Peculiar; one niece, Laura; cousins and many other relatives and friends. His paternal grandparents, Admiral and Ruby Benbow, and maternal grandfather, Charles Myers, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 1, 1991, at the Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home. Burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery.

BENCE, Adam David
1855-1936
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Adam David Bence died at the home of his only sister, Mrs. J. S. Kinyon, ten miles north of Clinton, Friday, July 17. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was found by his sister early in the morning as he was drawing his last breaths. His death was sudden and unexpected as he had been in his usual health and had a good appetite. Mr. Bence was born February 4, 1855, in St. Clair County, Illinois, and came to Henry County when a young man. He and Emma Curtis were united in marriage in 1879 and they were given two daughters and a son. The children all died when they were infants, one living to be 18 months old and the others entering the eternal vale when they were much younger. Mrs. Bence died when she was 23, so his was a long and lonely life until he went to the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Kinyon, 11 years ago to live. As a young man, Mr. Bence was a farmer, then after his family's passing, he went to Kansas City, where he worked a number of years. His eyesight then failed and he came to the Kinyon home to live. There he found contentment, companionship and an occupation for his hands, which could no longer do the construction work he had been doing because of dimming sight. He loved the livestock and other animals on the farm and made pets of them all. He had a kindly disposition toward both animals and humanity, was always companionable and well-liked and with a great wealth of stories taken from his experiences. His memory was prodigious, for it seemed as his world became dimmer, his other senses became sharper. Many people remarked on the vividness with which he recalled the minutest details. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Shawnee Mound Church. Burial was in the cemetery nearby.

BENDER, Kathryn Sarah BEARD
1904-1996
Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring, Berks Co, PA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kathryn Sarah Bender, daughter of Henry Warren Beard and Laura May Rote Beard, was born December 5, 1904, in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, and died April 23, 1996, at her home in Clinton at the age of 91 years. Kathryn was a lifelong area resident of Redding, Pennsylvania, until a few years ago when she moved to Missouri to be closer to her daughter, Virginia. She was married to her first husband, Robert Franklin Ruth, and to this union three children were born. She later married Reuben Arlington Bender. Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands and two sons, Robert Franklin Ruth, Jr. and William Henry Ruth, as well as three brothers. She is survived by one daughter, Virginia Palmer, and husband, Ivan, of Clinton, as well as 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Prayer services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, April 25. Graveside services were May 2 at the Pleasant view Cemetery, Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania.

BENEDICT, Joseph Fenton
1915-1999
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 11 1999 - Joseph Fenton Benedict, 84, Warsaw, died Thursday, October 7, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born February 3, 1915, son of Charles Hugh and Minnie Mae Benedict. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ida Benedict, and one brother, Edward Benedict. Survivors include his wife, Nettie Marie, of the home; three sons, Larry Benedict, Clinton, Charles Benedict, Independence, and Philip Benedict, Napoleon; one daughter, Sandra Benedict, Independence; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 12, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton.

BENEDICT, Nettie Marie SHORT BRIGGS
1922-2001
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 14 2001 - Nettie Marie Benedict, daughter of Franklin E. and Nettie May (Alexander) Short, was born March 16, 1922, in Deepwater, and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on April 16, 2001, at the age of 79 years. Marie had worked at Golden Valley Hospital in the Dietary Department for 13 years. She was a Baptist. She was a member of Roberta Rebekah Lodge where she was a Past Noble Grand. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, William Briggs and Joseph Benedict; four brothers, Theodore Short, Robert Short, William Short and Archie Short, and one half-brother, James Short, and one half-sister, Inez Hicks. Marie is survived by one son, Harvey Kessler of Clinton; two brothers, Frank Short and wife, Arlene, Clinton, and Leroy Short, Kansas City, and one sister, Ethel Bryson of Clinton, as well as two grandsons, Timothy Lynn Keesler and Terry Lee Keesler. Graveside services and burial was held in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Thursday, April 19.

BENEZETTE, Edward Royston
1880-1903
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, June 6 1903 - Wednesday morning, Ed Benezette, son of D. W. Benezette, a prominent young farmer near Garland, started out hunting about nine o'clock and shortly after that the report of a gun was heard. No attention was paid to that, as it was thought he had shot at something. But in the afternoon, one of the boys went out to hunt the cows and found the lifeless body of Ed, only a short distance from the house. The load had entered the body over the heart and death was, no doubt, instant. He was a most excellent young man, about 23.

BENIGAR, Georgia Elizabeth BARBER
1940-2007
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 16 2007 - Georgia Elizabeth Benigar was born April 13, 1940, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Oscar Willard and Flora Helen Schoonheart Barber. She died June 28, 2007, at her home in Osceola. She lived in Gladstone for 30 years and Pleasant Hill for 15 years before moving to Osceola three years ago. She worked as a nurse for Kansas City Internal Medicine. She was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, Gladstone. She is survived by her husband Charles of the home; one son Warren Benigar of Greenwood; two daughters, Leah McCauley of Greenwood and Rhonda Allen of Edwards; two brothers, Francis Barber of Boise, Idaho, and George Walker, Merriam, Kansas; two sisters, Helen Jones, Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Ann Waldsmith of Sun City West, Arizona; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Georgia were Monday, July 2, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in the Yeater Cemetery, Osceola.

BENIGAR, John R.
1924-1995
Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - J. R. Benigar, 71, Lowry City, died Friday, May 5, 1995, at his home. Mr. Benigar was born near Lowry City and was a lifelong area resident. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired truck driver. He is survived by one son, J. G. Benigar of Lowry City; one daughter, Mrs. Ginger Pritchett of Nevada, Mo.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were Monday, May 8, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Concord Cemetery near Lowry City.

BENIGAR, Nellie Blanche
1897-1995
Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Blanche Benigar, 97, Lowry City, died January 18, 1995. Mrs. Benigar was born near Wheatland. She was a longtime Lowry City area resident and homemaker. Mrs. Benigar is survived by one son, J. R. Benigar of Lowry City; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Wingfield of Lowry City; three grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 21, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery, Lowry City.

BENIGAR, Robert R. "Bob"
abt 1908-1996
Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert R. "Bob" Benigar, 88, Lowry City, died Tuesday, January 30, 1996, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. Mr. Benigar was born near Lowry City and was a lifelong area resident and retired farmer. He is survived by a nephew, Charles Benigar of Pleasant Hill; three nieces, Minnie Green of Belton, Mrs. Elizabeth McGlouthlin of Belton, and Mrs. Juanita Lewis of Osceola. Funeral services will be Friday, February 2, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery near Lowry City.

BENIGAR, Samuel Sanford
1915-1992
Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Samuel Sanford Benigar was born April 7, 1915, to John and Blanche Bowen Benigar. He passed away December 31, 1992, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Sanford was born in Lowry City and was a lifelong area resident. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired farmer. He is survived by his mother Blanche Benigar of Lowry City; one brother J. R. Benigar and one sister Mrs. Helen Wingfield, both of Lowry City; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 3, 1993, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Concord Cemetery.

BENKOVICH, Mildred
1921-1999
Kansas City Star, Nov 1 1999 - Mildred Benkovich, 78, Independence, MO, passed away Saturday, October 30, 1999, at Independence Regional Health Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, November 3, at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, Independence; entombment in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. Mrs. Benkovich was born September 18, 1921, in Deepwater, MO, and had lived most of her life in Independence. She was a payroll clerk and bookkeeper for several companies before her retirement as a secretary with Oscar Lewis Construction. She was a member of the Nativity of Mary Church and its Altar Society. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, John E. Benkovich, of the home; a son, John E. Benkovich Jr., Overland Park, KS; a daughter, Francine Davis and her husband, Leon, Blue Springs, MO; four grandchildren, Breck and Dustin Benkovich, Aaron and Jeff Davis; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

BENNETT, Albert
1888-1902
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 22 1902 - Four children of the John Bennett family died this week, three of whom were buried in one grave. They died with scarlet fever. Two more are sick. One girl was 16. The Eye sympathizes with Mr. Bennett in his sore affliction. (Other children were Jessie Bryan, Milton Elmer and Mollie B.)

BENNETT, Chuck
1923-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 12 2008 - Chuck Bennett, 84, former longtime resident of Clinton, died Friday, May 9, 2008 in Warrenton Care Center, Warrenton. Chuck was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Wellington, Kansas, and lived in various locations throughout the Midwest, before settling in Clinton approximately 35 years ago. He was an electrician employed for a long time with B&L Electric. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Marie Bennett, and his sister Ana Katherine Prodan. He is survived by seven children, 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. There will be a short visitation at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill on Tuesday, May 13, followed by cremation.

BENNETT, Donna Darlene BRIGGS
1929-2008
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 24 2008 - Donna Darlene Bennett, 78, Butler, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. She was born Nov. 15, 1929, to Carl Raymond and Myrtle Crowder Briggs in Clinton. Darlene, an only child, grew up in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1947. On July 17, 1954, she married Donald Bennett at Clinton First Baptist Church in Clinton. In her early years, she worked as an operator for United Telephone Company in Clinton. She also worked as a clerk for JC Penney and as credit manager at Sears. After 36 years of dedicated service to Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, she retired in 1992. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Butler and was baptized at the Clinton First Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing games like Bingo and Uno, watching game shows on television, cooking, eating and spending time with her Cocker Spaniel "Shadow". Loving, but opinionated, you always knew where you stood with Darlene. Darlene is survived by a stepson, Mitch Bennett and wife, Millie, Kansas City; her cousin and caregiver, Natalie Briggs, Butler; three brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and other cousins, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Donald Bennett. Funeral services were Thursday, July 24, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BENNETT, Ethan James
2008-2008
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 29 2008 - Ethan Bennett, infant son of Ryan and Liana Kidwiler Bennett passed away Monday, May 26, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Private family graveside services will be Friday, May 30, 2008 at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Survivors include his parents; his maternal grandparents, Allen and Joyce Kidwiler; his paternal grandparents Jim and Terri Bennett; his paternal great grandmother, Frances Young and his paternal great great grandmother, Louise Stein, all of Clinton.

BENNETT, Gladys Lee COBB
1912-2007
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 13 2007 - Gladys Lee Bennett, daughter of Sidney Cobb and Rachel (Petty) Cobb, was born April 25, 1912, near Tipton. She died Tuesday, February 20,2007, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton, at the age of 94 years, nine months and 25 day's. On August 16, 1936, near Tipton, she was united in marriage to Irvin C. Bennett and to this union two children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents: two brothers, Harold and Bobby Cobb; one sister Ruby Hoyt, and a great-grandson Alex Jensen. Survivors include her loving husband of 70 years, Irvin; one daughter Betty Lee Chamberlin and husband Alan, Camdenton; one son Gene Bennett and wife Janice, Riverton, Kansas; two grandchildren, Kerri Jensen, Wylie, Texas, and Kevyn Bennett of Plano, Texas: two great-grandchildren, Beth Jensen and Jack Bennett; three sisters, Phebe Gesh, Tipton, Wilma Dampf, California, Missouri, and Silva Vaught, Clinton, as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Gladys was raised on a farm. When she was six months old her parents moved to North English, Iowa. When she was nine-years-old they moved back to Tipton. She went to a country school near Tipton and went to high school at Fortuna, She then went to California, Missouri, for teachers training and Warrensburg for college. She taught school in a one-room schoolhouse. She met Irvin at the school where she held a box supper. Irvin and Gladys went to the state of Washington in 1936 on their honeymoon. Their first home was in Ryderwood, Washington, where Betty and Gene were born at a clinic near Ryderwood. When World War II started, they moved to Vancouver, Washington, where Irvin worked at the shipyard and Gladys with the workers' children. After the war they moved to Morton, Washington, where Gladys helped organize their first library and kindergarten and was the first kindergarten teacher. In 1952 they moved back to Missouri to be close to family. They lived near Bunceton, Sedalia, York, Nebraska, and Horton, Kansas, where they owned and operated a Western Auto store. They later moved to the Kansas City area where she was bookkeeper for the Western Auto Store in Lee's Summit. They retired on an acreage near Clinton in 1976. Gladys enjoyed working with children most of her life. She worked many years in Sunday School, Children's Church and teaching in schools. She had a green thumb and grew beautiful flowers outdoors and indoors. Irvin and Gladys always had a large garden. She loved to can many fruits and vegetables, paint oil pictures, sew crafts and beautiful handwork. Her family and friends looked forward to receiving a box of canned goods and one of her oil paintings. Irvin and Gladys enjoyed traveling South in the winter. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She made a profession of faith in Christ early in life and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Clinton. Gladys was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and accomplishments and will cherish the many memories she created for her family and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, February 26. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BENNETT, Glenn Dale
1929-2007
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 27 2007 - Glenn Dale Bennett was born on November 30, 1929, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Glenn Ross and Adline Margaret (Hamlin) Bennett. He died in Clinton on October 15, 2007, at the age of 77 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was married to Norma Jean Adkins. He was a crane operator and a member of the Operating Engineers, Local 101, Kansas City. He was a member of the Save Our World Ministries, Clinton Eagles Lodge and on the executive board of the March of Dimes. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Gary Bennett. He is survived by his wife Norma of the home; four daughters, Glenda Wellborn, Deborah Beardslee, Victoria Lynne Smith, all of Clinton, and Cyndi Chaney of Kansas City; one brother Larry Bennett of California; one sister, Delores Brown, Kansas City, Kansas, and 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Save Our World Ministries on Saturday, October 20. Inurnment was held in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

BENNETT, Irvin Clarence
1913-2008
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 17 2008 - Irvin C. Bennett passed from this life in peace at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton, on August 22, 2008, at the age of 95 years. He was born on June 1, 1913, on the family farm near Hartville, the son of the late Eli L. and Melissa Ann Bennett. He was united in marriage to Gladys L. Cobb on August 16, 1936. She preceded him in death on February 20, 2007. During their 70-year marriage, they raised two children, Betty Chamberlin (husband Alan) and Gene Bennett (wife Janice). He leaves two grandchildren, Kerri Jensen and Kevyn Bennett, and two great-grandchildren, Beth Jensen and Jack Bennett; one sister Ruby Major; three sisters-in-law, Silva Vaught, Clinton, Wilma Dampf, California, Missouri, and Louise Bennett, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Irvin was preceded in death by his wife Gladys; parents; one great-grandson Alex Jensen; six sisters, Audrey Bower, Millie McRoberts, Zona Myers, Lillie Garner, Ida Austin and Iva Perkins, and two brothers, Hadley Bennett and Alva Bennett. Irvin and Gladys went to Washington state on their honeymoon to find work in 1936. He worked for Long Bell Logging Co., topping trees and installing electric lines. When World War II started, he went to work for the Kaiser Shipyard in Vancouver, Washington, and became foreman in their sheet metal welding department. They built landing barges, LST boats and aircraft carriers. The first carrier they built was the US Casablanca. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt did the christening. He received a Letter of Commendation from President Roosevelt. After the war, he went to work for PUD in Morton, Washington, working as electric lineman. In 1952, they moved back to Missouri to be near family. He went to work for Whiteman Air Force Base, working as foreman over all of the electric linemen. He later worked as a lineman around the Kansas City area for several years. He also owned a Western auto Store for 10 years. He retired on some acreage near Clinton and loved working in his garden, fishing and bird hunting with his son, son-in-law and grandson. He and his wife enjoyed traveling south in the winter and visiting people in nursing homes and hospitals. Irvin was a Christian and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Clinton. He enjoyed working with his wife in church with children. He also was a deacon and president of the senior group. Irvin was a loving father and grandfather. He lived a Christian life and was a role model to many people who knew him. Irvin treasured family and loved spending time with his family and was a caring neighbor. He left many memories with his family and friends and we will treasure those memories and miss him greatly. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Monday, August 25, with interment in Englewood Cemetery.

BENNETT, James Edwin
1850-1927
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. E. Bennett died at his home at 115 East Grand River street, at 12 o'clock Tuesday night. The effects of flu caused his death. He took ill on January 10th, with a severe chill. Deceased was past 76 years of age, having been born June 17, 1850, in Kentucky. When a child, his parents came to Missouri. They lived in Pettis county during the war, and later moved to Henry county. For nine years Mr. Bennett served this county in the offices of sheriff and deputy sheriff, over 28 years ago, and was most faithful in discharging the duties as such. On June 17, 1873, he was united in marriage at Windsor, with Miss Catherine I. Hines, who preceded him in death in 1920. A daughter, Mrs. Chas. Gray, also preceded her father to the home eternal several years ago. Three sons survive: Walter of Donna, Tex., who arrived a half hour before his father breathed his last; Wallace, of Long Beach, Cal., who was unable to come, and Edwin, of Clinton. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: G. L. Bennett, of Green Ridge; E. A. Bennett, of near Green Ridge; John Bennett, Brownington; Walter Bennett, Rockville; Hat Bennett, Spokane, Wash.; Will Bennett, Orange, Cal.; Mrs. Martha Mayfield, Pueblo, Colo., and Mrs. Lillie Schnabel, of Ionia, Mo. Mr. Bennett was a member of the Christian Church. He was well known and held in high esteem by all. For about 7 years he had been practically blind, but was ever cheerful, even tho so afflicted. After retiring from office, he moved to a farm in the east part of the county, later returning to Clinton and engaging in the livery business, which he conducted about 17 years, selling his livery barn to Charley Langford. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church, Friday morning, and the body was taken to Windsor and buried beside his wife and daughter.

BENNETT, James Ralph
1899-1980
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 5 1980 - James R. Bennett, son of John M. and Willie S. Bennett, was born July 17, 1899 at Green Ridge, Mo. in Pettis County and passed away May 20, 1980 at his home in Sunnyvale, California at the age of 80. He moved with his parents to Brownington, Mo. in October 1901. He attended school in Brownington and belonged to the Brownington Baptist Church. On Sept 7, 1920, he was married to Mary Moree. Two sons were born to this union, Walter and Douglas. After leaving the farm, he moved to Kansas City, working there until 1957 when they moved to California. He worked as a guard for Pinkerton Guard Co. until he retired. He was a kind and cheerful man and a willing worker. Two years ago he broke a hip and was bedfast but enjoyed friends and company although he was never free of pain. He was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Los Altos, Ca., moving his membership there after leaving Mo. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Walter of Half Moon, Ca. and Douglas of Sunnyvale, Ca.; three grandchildren, Patty of Florida, Jimmie of San Luis Obispo and Mary Lu Mason of San Jose; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Graham of Long Beach, Ca. and Jewell Moree and Naoma Sanders of Clinton; also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Los Altos. Services were under the direction of Taylor, Gienger and Hay Chapel and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, San Jose, Ca.

BENNETT, Jason Whiting
1827-1908
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 29 1908 - Jason Whiting Bennett died Monday morning, August 24, 1908, at his home at the age of 71, after an illness of about 12 days. Born at Rocheport and grew to manhood there and at Boonville. Married Mary Frances Ream of Pettis County in 1866. Came to Clinton in 1881. Joined the Methodist Church inearly manhood. He was a practical Christian. He suffered intensley and said, about two hours before his death that he was ready to go if it were the Lord's wish. Leaves a devoted wife and six children - Alfonso, Claude, Mutie, Maggie, Mrs. Daniel O'Byrne, Martin and Mary and an adopted daughter Mrs. Evan Lawler. All are at home but Mrs. O'Byrne, who lives in Kansas City, and Mrs. Lawler, who lives in Hortense. This is the first death which has occurred in this family.

BENNETT, John Milton
1855-1938
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John M. Bennett, elderly Missourian, and for 37 years a resident of Henry County, in the Brownington community, closed his eyes on earthly scenes at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, May 26. He had not been well for a year but only since Sunday had his condition been known to be grave. Wednesday, he sank into a coma, and without pain and distress slept into the oblivion that held his crown of eternal peace. John Milton Bennett was born December 27, 1855, near Fairfield, Mo., the son of John Milton Bennett and Martha Ham Bennett, stalwart farmers, who imparted to their son a love of the land and knowledge of stock raising which became the foundation of his life's occupation. As a small boy he moved to a farm near Sedalia, where he lived until 1901, when he moved to Henry County, a mile east of Brownington, to the farm that remained his home. March 15, 1883, Miss Willie Hines of Windsor, became his bride, fine and beautiful character, who was a real helpmeet. Ten children were given them, five of whom survive, with his beloved wife. Mrs. George Graham of Clinton, with whom Mr. and Mrs. Bennett spent last winter, Jim of Kansas City, Mrs. Jewell Moree, Mrs. Naoma Sanders and Virgil of Brownington. Three brothers also remain, Walter, of Rockville, Ed, of Windsor, and H. A. Bennett of Wenatchee, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Martha Mayfield of Little Rock, Ark., 11 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Bennett was a kindly, cheerful man, bearing his burdens with a smile. He was a generous and willing worker, indulgent as a father, respected as a neighbor, and one of the most prominent stockmen and farmers of the Brownington community. He had a strength and resourcefulness that was felt to be a bulwark against changing times and a force for good among all who knew him. Mr. Bennett lives in the hearts of his family and men, such a one as they might hope to be. The funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon - a private hour at the home for his beloved wife who was not able to go to the church -and a service at the Brownington Christian church. Interment was in the Maplewood cemetery, quiet, peaceful and well kept city of the dead that holds peace in its still acres.

BENNETT, Joseph Wayne "Joe" Sr.
1942-2011
Joseph W. Bennett, Sr., 68, of rural Green Ridge, Mo., died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was born November 25, 1942, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the son of Charles Herbert Bennett, Sr., and Miriam Jean (McCloskey) Bennett. On May 5, 1979, in Chatham, Massachusetts, he married Catherine Ann "Cathy" Newhouse, who survives of the home. Mr. Bennett was a radar repairman for the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1982, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After his retirement from the service, he had a passion for teaching and was an electronics instructor and agricultural and shop substitute teacher for some time. He enjoyed many activities including hunting, farming, working in his shop, four wheeling, jet skiing, sailing, skiing, scuba diving, going to the coffee shop, working with computers, and building and flying radio controlled airplanes. He loved playing with his grandchildren and was always willing to help anybody who needed it. He was a member of the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, Mo. In addition to his wife, Cathy, he is survived by 3 sons, Joe Bennett, Jr., Canadys, South Carolina; Jim Bennett, Ravenel, South Carolina; Mike Bennett, Skiatook, Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren, John, Lisa, Parker, Cole, Kelton, Michael, Jr., and Tristen; a brother, Charles Bennett, Edison, New Jersey; 2 nieces, Cheryl and Susan; and 4 great-nieces and a great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, April 11, 2011, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor.

BENNETT, Joyce Marie TAYLOR HISE
1929-2004
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 11 2004 - Joyce Marie Taylor Hise Bennett, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, was born February 3, 1929, in Houston, Arkansas, the daughter of Floyd E. and Carrie Susan Spells Taylor and died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Select Speciality Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas. On December 24, 1949, she was married to Lloyd Hise in Piggott, Arkansas. The Lord blessed this union with one daughter, Elizabeth Hise, who survives. She was a travel agent for AAA for over 25 years. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, where she will be remembered for her ready smile and her words of kindness and encouragement. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, one sister Ellen Taylor Ward, and one brother Harold E. Taylor. Her greatest joy was her family. She is survived by her daughter, Beth; her grandson, Cody; one sister Mona McReynolds, Sikeston; one sister-in-law, Sue Taylor, Longview, Washington, and a number of devoted nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Northeast Baptist Church Saturday, April 24. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BENNETT, Marjorie Jeanne
1925-2000
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2000 - Marjorie Jeanne Bennett was born to Virgil Lee and Wilbur Dewey Stanley Bennett, on November 9, 1925, in Brownington and died at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton on September 26, 2000. Her grandparents were John and Willie Hines Bennett and William Daniel and Rilla J. Crawford Stanley. She was preceded in death by her sister, Billie Gilkey; her brother-in-law, R. C. Gilkey, and one brother, J. D. Bennett. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Richard Park; one son, David Bennett of Houston, Texas, and one sister, Betty McNichol of Vallejo, California, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church and later attended the Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton. She graduated from Deepwater High School in 1943. She worked a variety of jobs, later on becoming a home care giver for the elderly. She was better known as Jeanne to her friends and family. Everyone who knew her, knew of her love of life. She met every day with a smile and lived every day to its fullest. Jeanne never knew a stranger and would help anyone who needed it. She had two children but several others who called her Mom. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was entered into rest in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, surrounded by family and friends on September 30.

BENNETT, Mary Jane HUTCHERSON
1900-1993
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Jane Hutcherson Bennett was born October 14, 1900, in Henry County, the daughter of Edward L. and Laura Ellen (Whitlow) Hutcherson. She died Thursday, May 13, 1993, at a nursing home in Springfield. She attended college two years in Colorado. She was a graduate of Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg. She lived most of her life in Clinton. She was a school teacher for over 40 years, teaching the second grade at Jefferson Park and Franklin Schools. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton. She is survived by a son, Richard Bennett, Denver, Colorado, a daughter, Barbara (Mrs. William N.) Peck of Springfield; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 17, 1993, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BENNETT, Mary Naomi NORTH
1918-2015
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 17 2015 - Mary Naomi Bennett, 96, Clinton, was called to her eternal home Sunday, February 8, 2015, at New Haven Nursing Home, Odessa. Mary was born February 15, 1918, in Urich to James Calvin North and Florence Edith Long North. She was united in marriage to Miles Chapmann Bennett on October 25, 1948, in Kansas City. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1973. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one sister, Rosa North Hodges, and one brother, Clifford North, as well as one stepson. Surviving family includes two nieces, Frances Guth of Clinton and Sharon (Daniel) Perry of Butler; one nephew, George (Karon) Mansfield of Higginsville; one stepson, two step-grandsons and a host of other nieces, nephews and their families. Mary was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Clinton. She was also an active member of the Clinton Senior Center for many years. She and her longtime friend, Frances Southers, were in charge of the weekly senior dances for 20 of those years. Mary was well known in Clinton for her pies and cakes that she baked for family and friends. They were always delicious and so appreciated. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 12, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

BENNETT, Opal Winifred MILLAM
1926-2001
Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2001 - Opal Winifred Bennett, 74, Nixa, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Christian Health Care in Nixa. She was born July 30, 1926, in St. Clair County, the daughter of Rolla and Beulah (Akers) Millam. She married Chester L. Bennett, September 6, 1947. Opal was a homemaker. For many years she enjoyed painting ceramic pieces which she generously gave away to family and friends. She loved flowers, birds, beautiful sunrise and sunsets, and enjoyed photographing nature's beauty. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Raymond Millam, and infant sister, Marjorie. Survivors include her husband of Nixa; five sisters, Alice McGrann and husband, Lyle, Monmouth, Illinois, Neva Goodman and husband, J. A. of Olathe, Kansas, Martha Johnson and husband, Richard, Osceola, Mary Stober and husband, Pete, Sedalia, Delores Pogue and husband, Edwin, Clinton; one brother, George Millam and wife, Donna, Clinton; sister-in-law, Kathryn Millam, Raytown, and many nieces, nephews and their families. Burial was in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, South, Springfield. There will be a memorial at a later date.

BENNETT, Richard
1926-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 21 2004 - Richard Bennett, 78, Castle Rock, Colorado, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at a Castle Rock Health Center. He grew up in Clinton and was a 1944 Clinton High School graduate. He is survived by his wife, Lavonne, of the home, and three children, Cheryl, Las Vegas, Nevada, Scott of Castle Rock, and Bob of Denver; two grandchildren, and his sister, Barbara Peck, (Mrs. Bill) of Springfield. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

BENNETT, Rosalie LANDES
1927-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 16 2002 - Word has been received of the death of Rosalie Landes Bennett, San Diego, California. She died Monday, October 7, 2002. Burial was in San Diego with a memorial service October 12. She was formerly of Deepwater.

BENNETT, Val J.
1938-2001
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2001 - Val J. Bennett, 63, Osceola, a retired high school principal, died Saturday, November 18, 2001, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 20, at Assembly of God Church Gymnasium, Osceola. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

BENNETT, Virgil Lee
1892-1977
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Virgil Lee Bennett, son of John M. and Willie Hines Bennett, was born September 14, 1892 at Manila, Mo., and passed away after a long illness at age 85 on November 2, 1977. He moved with his parents, brothers and sisters to a farm east of Brownington in October of 1901. Many picnics and outings were held on the part of the Bennett farm called Bennetts Bluff. He was married to Wilbur Stanley, May 10, 1919. They were parents of four children. He was a veteran of WWI and a member of the American Legion. He spent his entire life on a farm east of Brownington, until he moved to Clinton in 1970. He is survived by three daughters, Billie Gilkey, Deepwater; Betty McNickle, California, and Jeanne of the home; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jewell Moree Bennett, California. He was preceded in death by a son, J. D. in 1959; his wife, Wilbur in 1961; three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at the Brownington Baptist Church Friday, Nov. 11. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery with Sickman-Dunning in charge of arrangements.

BENNETT, Wilbur Dewey STANLEY
1899-1961
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Aug 22 1961 - Last rites for Mrs. Virgil Bennett, 62, of three miles east of Brownington, who died in the early hours of Aug 9, were conducted August 12, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Wilbur Dewey Stanley was born July 10, 1899 at Fristoe, Mo., the oldest daughter of William D. and Billie Jane Crawford Stanley. When a small child she moved with her parents to their home east of Brownington where she attended school. At an early age she united with the Brownington Baptist Church and had been a faithful member, serving as secretary and treasurer at the time of her death. On May 10, 1919, she married Virgil L. Bennett, which union was blessed with four children, a son J. D. who preceded her in death; three daughters, Mrs. R. C. Gilkey, Rt. 2, Deepwater, Miss Jeanne, of the home, Mrs. Jimmy (Betty) McNickel, Vallejo, California; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Ethel) Shull, Cross Timbers, Mo.; a brother, Crawford Stanley, Milford, Michigan; many other relatives and friends. A son J. D. preceded her in death in December of 1959. Her parents and a brother also preceded her in death.

BENNETT, Willie Sophrona HINES
1863-1939
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO - Mrs. John Bennett died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, January 15, at her home in Brownington, after intense suffering for two weeks. She had been an invalid, due to a broken hip, since June 19, 1937, but was ever patient, bearing her suffering with a smile. Mr. Bennett died May 26, 1938. Willie Sophrona Hines was born in Windsor March 25, 1863, the daughter of William B. and Kathryn Douglass Hines. She was married to John Milton Bennett, March 15, 1883, and they made their home near Brownington on a farm. To this union were born 10 children, five of whom preceded her in death. There are five children and 11 grandchildren to mourn the death of this beloved mother. The children are Virgil, Jewel and Naoma, of Brownington, Grace, (Mrs. G. (Goog) Graham) of Clinton and Jim of Kansas City. When very young Mrs. Bennett became a member of the Windsor Christian Church, where her membership still remains, though she gave of her efforts and time to the Brownington church where she attended until the accident that hastened death. Mrs. Bennett had a happy, cheery disposition and enjoyed the friends who came so often to visit her and kept in touch with life about her remarkably well. Tho she was never free from pain after her accident, she never let it darken her outlook on life in which she found worth until the end, leaving a heritage of fortitude and courage to her family. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Brownington Christian Church and the body was laid to rest in Maplewood cemetery. Members of the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Golden Valley Post No. 1894, of which Mrs. Graham is president, attended the funeral services in a body.

BENNING, Darline Marie CECIL
1939-1992
Lathrop Cemetery, Lathrop, Clinton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Darlene Marie Benning, 53, Kansas City, died Saturday, November 14, 1992 at North Kansas City Hospital. She owned a day care center for 22 years, retiring in 1987. She was a sister of Charles Cecil and David Cecil of Windsor. Survivors also include her husband, four sons and two daughters. Services will be Tuesday at the Church of God of Prophecy, Kansas City, with burial in the Lathrop Cemetery.

BENNINK, Berthel Nelson
1919-2002
Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 25 2002 - Berthel Nelson Bennink was born April 6, 1919, in Redfield, Iowa, to John Henry Bennink and Harriett Russell Bennink, and died Saturday, September 21, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Kansas City. He married Hazel Maxine Spencer September 3, 1949. He was employed at International Harvester and the United States Postal Service. He was preceded in death by his mother, Harriet Russell Bennink; his father, John Henry Bennink Russell; his aunt, Lillian Hammond, who raised him from the age of five years; one son, Nelson Leroy Bennink; one half-brother, Rufus Russell, and one great-grandson, Cody Bennink. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hazel Maxine Spencer Bennink, Lowry City; three sons, James Bennink and wife Rose, Lowry City, Eddie Bennink and wife Karen, Shawnee, Kansas, and Joe Bennink and wife Debbie, Overland Park, Kansas; two daughters, Laura Ellen Brown and husband Virgil, Kansas City, Kansas, and Gerty Johnson and husband Mike, Clinton; one half-brother, Leroy Russell, Boyceville, Wisconsin, and one half-sister, Darlene Schmidt and husband Eddie, Downing, Wisconsin; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 24, at Clinton Church of Christ. Burial was in Concord Cemetery.

BENNINK, Hazel Maxine SPENCER
1924-2003
Concord Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 16 2003 - Mrs. Maxine Bennink, 79, Lowry City and formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, died Sunday, September 14, 2003, at the Golden Valley Hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 17, at the Clinton Church of Christ, with burial in Concord Cemetery, Lowry City.

BENTON, Diana Lynn TREUCHL
1958-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2010 - Diana Lynn Benton, 52, Appleton City, died on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was born on February 15, 1958, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Winkle) Treuchl. She grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana, and later moved to Ramah, Colorado. On July 17, 1988, she was united in marriage to Ken Benton, in Burlington, Colorado. They continued to make their home in Ramah until moving to Appleton City in 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Ken, of the home; two sons, Paul Elijah Benton of Appleton City and Michael Steven Lahr and his wife Kathy, Terre Haute, Indiana, two grandchildren, J.R. and Sam Lahr; one sister and one brother, other relatives and many friends. No services are scheduled.

BENTON, Margaret MILLER
1807-1889
The Guthrian, Guthrie, Iowa, Sept 19 1989 - Died at Guthrie Center Sept. 17, 1889, at the residence of her son Levi Benton, after an illness of a few hours, Mrs. Margaret Benton. On Monday morning the aged lady arose early, did her usual morning work, was taken ill and died early Tuesday morning. The deceased was born in Hagertown, Maryland September 15, 1807, removed to Ohio with her parents in her early life and settled in Sandusky County, near Fremont. She was married to Joel Benton, January 16, 1832. To them were born eleven children; three daughters deceased, two sons and a daughter reside here, a daughter resides in Missouri, and a son in Audubon County, the residence of others is unknown. She came to Iowa from Illinois, in 1879 has lived quietly with her son for some years here. Her age and infirmities precluded her mingling in society and she lived a quiet, industrious life at home. Mother Benton was converted at the age of 16, then having association with the German Reformed Church. Later in life she united with the United Brethern Church of which she continued a member. When taken sick on Monday, she realized death was near and undauntedly trusting, come to the passage of the river bearing her severe suffering with christain submission and passed away in christain peace.

BENTS, Dolores Darlene MAY
1930-2012
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 23 2012 - Dolores Darlene Bents, 82, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Her wishes were to be cremated. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Francis (Groenwold) May. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, George Leo Bents of the home; two sons, Wayne Bents and wife Ruth, Rushmore, Minnesota, and Gary Bents and wife Rachelle, Deepwater; daughter Julie Ann Vandyke of Deepwater; brother Roger May and wife Patricia, Savage, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Jodie Faber, Candy King, Kyle Bents and Jared Bents; five great-grandchildren.

BENTZ, Louise SAUERWEIN
1851-1939
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. John Bentz died at the home of her son, Andrew Bentz, at Calhoun, January 4, at the age of 87. Louisa Sauerwein was born in Drum Hill, Ill., July 25, 1851. She moved to Quarles, Mo., with her parents when 16. She was united in marriage December 20, 1874, to John Bentz, who died August 1, 1931. To this union were given six children, surviving are Andrew Bentz and Mrs. Pluma Dodson of Calhoun and Mrs. Maude Rustad of Great Falls, Mont. Others who mourn her death include four brothers: Charles and Edward Sauerwein of Boyd, Mont.; Fred of Washington and Martin of Fort Scott, Kans.; also nine grandchildren. In 1927 Mrs. Bentz joined Drakes Chapel M. E. church where funeral was conducted, and interment in Drakes Chapel cemetery nearby.

BENTZ, Nellie Louise
1910-1997
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nellie Louise Bentz, 86, died Sunday, January 12, 1997, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 24, 1910, in Lewis Station, one of four daughters of Andrew and Matilda Roe Bentz. She had lived in Calhoun most of her life in her present home for 55 years. Louise worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 33 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. In 1994, the Calhoun Colt Show dedicated the publication of the Calhoun Colt Show Souvenir Catalog in her honor. This is what they said: "good neighbor", "great lady" and "true friend" to all who knew her. Louise worked on the fancy work and flower committee for a number of years. She also was on the finance committee, helping collect advertisements for the souvenir catalog and other projects. Louise never had any children of her own, but through the years she shared her yard and home with the children and her many neighbors. These children affectionately called her "Weezie". She will be sadly missed by her two sisters, Ruhama Hall (her twin) and brother-in-law, Walter Hall of Calhoun, and Nettie Bradley and husband, Efton, Lee's Summit; three nieces, Lee Ann Ruff, Kansas City, Glennie Reeder, Independence, and Gail Dwyer, Marrietta, Georgia; a "special nephew", Kent McMillian of Oklahoma city, Oklahoma, who lived in her home several years while his father was in the service. One sister, Eleanor and husband, Saylor McMillian of Deepwater, preceded her in death, as well as her parents. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 16, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

BENWELL, Martha K.
1909-1993
Fristoe Cemetery, Fristoe, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Martha K. Benwell, 85, Deepwater, will be held Saturday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fristoe Cemetery in Benton County. Mrs. Benwell died Tuesday, May 4, at Sac-Osage Hospital. Survivors include her husband John Benwell of Deepwater; one son James Richardson, Deepwater; a daughter Hazel Long of Sedalia; two brothers, Orville Albers of Deepwater and Dean Miesner of California, MO.; one sister, Gerty Scarbrough of the state of California; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren.

BENZ, Warren Ervin
1910-1994
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Warren Ervin Benz, 84, Adrian, formerly of Warrensburg, died Tuesday, December 27, 1994, at the Adrian Manor Nursing Home. He was born on March 19, 1910, in Lincoln, the son of Louis Benz and Sarah Boonville Chewning Benz. He and Dollie N. Morgenstern were married on April 4, 1933, in Sedalia. Mr. Benz had been living in Adrian the last four years after moving from Warrensburg. He lived in Warrensburg nearly 40 years and prior to Warrensburg, he live din Knob Noster. He was a retired farmer and had retired from Missouri Cities Water co. in 1975. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warrensburg and a member of the Baptist Kitchenaires Band. Survivors include his wife Dollie Benz, of the home; one son Ervin E. Benz of Crane, one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Disney of Adrian; one brother Leon Benz of Corvallis, Ore.; nine grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 30, at the First Baptist Church in Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

BERGER, Juanita Virginia BARNUM SPENCER
1919-2007
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 2007 - Juanita Virginia Barnum Spencer Berger, 88, Clinton, died Monday, August 13, 2007 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 16 at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Juanita was born July 26, 1919, in Holy Oak Colorado, daughter of the late Omar P. and Vera Barnum. She married Delbert (Lee) Spencer, who preceded her in death. She then married Thurman Berger and he also preceded her. In addition to her husband two of her twelve children preceded her, Donna Harmon and Jean Boxley plus five brothers, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her survivors include ten children, Leland Spencer (Barbra), Overland Park, Kansas; Shirley Elliott (Earl), Independence; Lois Petersen, Kenneth Spencer (Patrice), all of Kansas City, Kansas; Franklin Spencer (Tonia), Crockett, Texas; Delbert Spencer; Rhonda Crawford; Kay Wilson; Freddie Spencer; Millie Young (Jim), all of Clinton; one sister, Doris Redford (Chester), Clinton; twenty-two grandchildren; forty-nine great grandchildren; twenty-six great-great grandchildren plus numerous nieces and nephews.

BERGERHOFER, Florence Garnell FLANDERS
1924-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2000 - Florence Garnell Bergerhofer, 76, Columbia, formerly of Windsor, died Friday morning, December 15, 2000, at her home in Columbia. She was born August 21, 1924, in Cameron, the daughter of Calvin Marion Flanders and Mary Francis (Green) Flanders. On July 3, 1948, in Kansas City, Kansas, she married Richard Oliver Bergerhofer, who died April 4, 1991. She was a homemaker and a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include two sons, Richard A. Bergerhofer, Platte City, and Robert L. Bergerhofer, Clinton; a daughter, Debra A. Schuster, Wooldridge; a sister, Finis McFarland, Hermitage; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Monday at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BERGMEIER, Larry Charles
1946-1995
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Welcome, Martin Co, MN
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Larry Bergmeier was born in Jackson, Minnesota, on July 17, 1946, to Lawrence and Bernadine Bergmeier. He died Monday, August 28, 1995, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He attended school in Jackson and Austin, Minnesota, graduating from Austin High School in 1964. He was in service in the Army from 1964-1967. Part of his service was in Germany. After his discharge he went to school to be a medical technician. He worked at various places such as Mobridge, South Dakota, Deer River, Minnesota, Wells, Minnesota, Wabasha, Minnesota, also he was working for a temporary service until he came to work in the lab at golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He loved his work here and also the people he worked with. Larry leaves to mourn his passing his mother, Bernadine Bergmeier, his son Mathew Bergmeier, his daughter Jennifer Bergmeier, both of Conyers, Georgia; one brother Ronald Bergmeier and wife Jean of Mohamet, Illinois; three sisters and their husbands, Betty and Carols Olson of Tucson, Arizona, Diane and Frank Erb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Carol and Randy Hofmeister of Waseca, Minnesota, and his companion, Carron Tracy. He was preceded in death by his father. Memorial services were held at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel on August 31, 1995. Burial was in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Welcome, Minnesota.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Amanda Fredericka SCHMEDDING
1915-2003
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2003 - Amanda Fredericka Bergschneider was born June 17, 1915, at Germantown, daughter of Lawrence and Hilda Licher Schmedding. She died at her home in Urich on Wednesday, March 26, 2003. She married Elmer W. Bergschneider on September 1, 1936. He preceded her in death June 19, 2002. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich and a past president of the Altar Sodality. Survivors include two sons, William Bergschneider and wife Nova, Urich, and Eugene A. Bergschneider, Sherman Oaks, California; six daughters, Mary Louse Baer and husband Louis, Urich, Kathryn Garriga and husband Louis, Bridge City, Texas, Sister Cecelia (Ardella) Bergschneider, Republic, E. Elaine Urton, Branson West, Alvina Rose O'Bannon, Oak Trove, Agnes Lorraine Foster and husband Gerald, Lee's Summit; two brothers, Harry Schmedding, Spokane, Washington, Julian Schmedding, Montrose; one sister, Ruth Reimer, Montrose; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mass of the Christian Burial was held March 29 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Carolyn Lee "Nikki" WARDRIP
1948-2011
Carolyn Lee "Nikki" Bergschneider, age 62, of Clinton, Missouri passed away at her home Thursday, March 31, 2011. Memorial services will be Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Nikki was born in Oakland, California the daughter of George Perry and Ida Helen (Shaffer) Wardrip. She owned a restaurant in Urich, Missouri before moving to Clinton. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. Nikki is survived by one son, Phillip Bergschneider and wife Tracy of Deepwater, Missouri; one daughter, Jennifer Bergschneider of Valley Park, Missouri; and four grandchildren, Morgyn Marie Bergschneider, Izak Phillip Bergschneider, Russell Thomas Hendrickson and Shelbi Robyn Hendrickson.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Elmer W.
1915-2002
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2002 - Elmer W. Bergschneider was born January 11, 1915, in Urich, son of Anthony and Elizabeth Munsterman Bergschneider. He died June 19, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Urich. He married Fredericka Schmedding on September 1, 1936, at Germantown. She survives of the home. His grandparents were founders of the Catholic Church in Urich and he was instrumental in building the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, of which he was a member in 1979. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus Council, National Farmers Organization and Diocesan Bishop Council. He was a delegate on the MFA Oil Board, served on the Ballard School Board and was an Eucharistic Minister. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, John and Lawrence Bergschneider; three sisters, Lenora Richter, Evelyn Rotert and Margaret Kanter, and one son-in-law, Kerry Gayle O'Bannon. Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, William Bergschneider and wife, Nova, Urich, and Eugene A. Bergschneider, Sherman Oaks, California; six daughters, Mary Louise Baer and husband, Louis, Urich, H. Kathryn Garriga and husband, Louis, Bridge City, Texas, Sister Cecilia (Ardella) Bergschneider, Republic; E. Elaine Urton, Branson West, Alvina Rose O'Bannon, Oak Grove, Agnes Lorraine Foster and husband, Gerald, Lee's Summit; grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was held June 22 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BERGSCHNEIDER, Ida Elizabeth COOK
1910-2004
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2005 - Ida E. Bergschneider, 94, Urich, died Friday, December 31, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born February 24, 1910, in Germantown, the daughter of the late William and Marie (Festabend) Cook. She married John A. Bergschneider, who died April 15, 1989. Survivors include her children, Marilyn Parker of California, Leroy Bergschneider and wife Gloria, Urich, Janice Petrucci and husband Pat, New York, and Denis Bergschneider and wife Meri, Urich; two sisters-in-law, Laura Fick of Clinton and Magdalean Cook, Joplin; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Her parents; husband; one infant daughter and seven siblings, Gertrude, Denis, Steve, Marie, Ambrose, Aloysia and Boniface preceded her in death. Mrs. Bergschneider was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting. She was organist and member of the Altar Society at Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she was a member. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 4, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will be in Germantown Cemetery.

BERKEBILE, Ava Dean
1935-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2000 - Master Chief Petty Officer Ava Dean Berkebile (USN Ret.) was born July 6, 1935, and died November 14, 2000, at the age of 65 years, four months, eight days. He is survived by five stepsons, Jack Pierce of Everett, Washington, David E. Curlee, Jr. of Clinton, Henry L. Curlee, Robert W. Curlee and Jerry D. Curlee of Millington, Tennessee; 12 grandchildren; three sisters, Wilma Young of Wichita, Kansas, twins Helen and Ellen of Portland, Oregon; one brother Levon Berkebile and wife Peggy, Butler. He served 24 years in the United States Navy. He retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer and returned to Clinton to farm. He joined the Henry County Sheriff's Department and rose to the rank of chief deputy sheriff. He then moved to Sacramento, California. He joined SCPP and retired. He then moved to Millington, Tennessee, where he was instrumental in starting the Ground Support Equipment School during his tour in the Navy. He served three tours in Vietnam. One tour included his stepson, David E. Curlee, Jr. Other tours included deployments to the Antarctic aboard a Navy ice breaker, a deployment to New Zealand and four tours abroad the USS Ranger Attack Squadron U-A95. Funeral services were held Friday, November 17, and he was buried at New Salem Cemetery, Arlington, Tennessee, by the side of his wife of many years, Betty Jean Berkebile. Master Chief Berkebile was buried with full military honors.

BERKENBILE, Oney Ellen MOSER VANSEL
1931-2009
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 23 2009 - Oney Ellen Berkenbile, 77, Deepwater, died on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at her home. Ellen was born August 6, 1931, in Gravois Mills, the daughter of Aubrey and Viola Mae (Garrison) Moser. She married Virgil Berkenbile on September 27, 1965, in Miami, Oklahoma. Ellen spent her years taking care of her family as a homemaker. Crocheting, quilting, gardening, fishing and camping were all things she enjoyed and did quite well. Ellen was baptized on Easter Sunday, 2001, at the Pentecostal Church in Clinton. She is survived by her children, Dennis Moser and Suzanne English of Peculiar, Shirley Chiles and her husband John, Deepwater, Aubrey Vansel and his wife, Evelyn, Urich, Roger Vansel of Urich, Juanita King and her husband, Robert, Clinton, John (Eddie) Vansel of Lowry City, Joseph Vansel of Urich, Earnest (Al) Vansel and his wife, Brenda, Kingsville, Katy Johnson and Mark of Lowry City; three sisters, one brother, 24 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband, Virgil; her son, Charles Vansel, and two granddaughters, Stephanie and Mary Ellen. Funeral services will be June 24, at the Consalus Funeral Home in Urich, with interment in the Urich Cemetery, Urich.

BERKENBILE, Virgil Alonzo
1919-1997
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Virgil Alonzo Berkenbile died Friday, June 27, 1997, at golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 77 years, seven months and nine days. He was born November 18, 1919, in Syracuse, Missouri, the son of Lewis William Berkenbile and Nellie Lucille Heaton Berkenbile. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II. On September 7, he married Oney Moser Vansel. Mr. Berkenbile lived in Kansas City before moving to Urich 30 years ago. He worked for Clearfield Cheese for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Oney, of the home; eight children, Joe Vansel, Al Vansel and Katy Morgan, all of Urich, and five other children; five stepsons, Dennis Moser, Windfield, Kansas, Charles Vansel, Aubrey Vansel, Roger Vansel, all of Urich, Eddie Vansel, Lowry City; two stepdaughters, Shirley Chiles, Mt. Zion, Juanita King, Clinton; 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial were held Monday, June 30 at the Urich Cemetery.

BERKS, Raymond Bernard
1925-2008
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 13 2008 - Raymond B. Berks, 82, Kansas City, Missouri, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at New Mark Care Center, Kansas City, with his immediate family at his side. The funeral was held Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Ray was born in Montrose. He retired from Jack Cooper Transports in 1986 after over 20 years of service, but continued his appliance repair service, started in Pleasant Hill, for many more years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wilma Judith (Calvin) Berks, of the home; Judith LaRue and husband Morrow D. Chadwick, Harrisonville; daughter Polly Elizabeth and husband Rod Robinson of Newton; daughter Jennifer Berks and husband Brian R. Blake, Kansas City; five grandchildren, William Ray LaRue and wife Gwen, Daniel Calvin and Adam Christopher Blake, Ashley Rae and Jaimie Rene Robinson; four LaRue great-grandchildren, Spencer William, Calvin August, Perry Ray Berks and Hope Helena Ann. Ray also leaves behind a brother, Wilfred Berks of Montrose, and five sisters, Dorothy Dennis of Sioux City, Iowa, Dolores Pratt and Helen Munsterman, both of Montrose, Esther Rise of Lee's Summit and Wilma Jochum of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Alvin, Leo and Vernon Berks.

BERKS, Wilferd August
1923-2012
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 19 2012 - Wilferd August Berks, 91, died Saturday, March 17, 2012. He had been a resident of Appleton City Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City for the past three years. Wilferd was born May 10, 1923, on the family farm east of Montrose, the son of John Bernard Berks and Ida Ottele Baer Berks. As a youth he attended a one-room school, Lookout Primary School. After graduation from Montrose High School he served four years in the U.S. Naval Coast Guard. After being honorably discharged in 1946 he returned to Montrose to farm until his retirement in 1990. Wilferd was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He leaves to mourn for him, three sisters, Dorothy Dennis of Lexington, North Carolina, Dolores Pratt of Clinton and Esther Rice of Kansas City, and one sister-in-law, Wilma Berks of Kansas City. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Munsterman, and one brother, Raymond Berks. Funeral Mass will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, on Tuesday March 20.

BERNARD, Cora Myrtle SELL
1905-2002
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2002 - Cora Myrtle Bernard, daughter of John Wesley and Laura Bell Martin Sell, was born March 20, 1905, in Leesville, and died February 3, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was married to Nelson T. Bernard on July 29, 1922, and to this union five children were born, two daughters and three sons. She was saved at the old Tebo Baptist Church at an early age. She was a charter member of the New Hope Baptist Church, Clinton, and at the time of her death was a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church, Benton County. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Nelson, and all of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her five children, Jean Taylor of Rolla, Donna Daugherty and husband, Lew, Clinton, Nelson Bernard, Jr. and wife, Rose of Cuba, New Mexico, James W. Bernard and wife, Evelyn, Sierra Vista, Arizona, and William H. Bernard and wife, Adele, Clinton, as well as 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, February 6. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BERNARD, James W.
1940-2009
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 17 2009 - James W. Bernard, 69, Windsor, died Monday, August 10, 2009, at his home in Windsor. Mr. Bernard was born March 7, 1940, in Kansas City, the son of Jay Sweet Bernard and Rowena (Yount) Bernard. Jay was raised by his grandmother, Mary Yount. On January 26, 1963, at the Holy Rosary Church in Clinton, he married Betty Lou Boehler, who survives of the home. Mr. Bernard was a truck driver for Navaho Trucking, now ABF Trucking Company, for over 30 years. He also worked for a newspaper in Washington State in the printing room and in other areas of the newspaper. Jay was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Windsor, Local Teamsters Union #41, Kansas City,. and a former member of the Windsor I.O.O.F. Lodge #187. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Parker and her fiancee, Tim. Grandview, Dana Fields, Windsor; a son, Steve Bernard and his fiancee, Kathy, Deepwater; four grandchildren, Malenda and Marc Mayfield Independence, Austin Fields, Windsor, Wyatt Bernard, Deepwater; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Gavin Mayfield, Independence, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Bernard and a sister, Dean Bohnenkamp. A time of sharing and celebrating the life of Jay Bernard will be held August 22, at 104 Lakeview Drive, Windsor.

BERNARD, William Howard "Bill"
1940-2005
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 30 2005 - On June 20, 2005, William "Bill" Howard Bernard died at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born January 5, 1940, in Boulder, Colorado, to his parents, Nelson T. and Cora (Sell) Bernard. The family returned to Missouri when Bill was a child and he graduated from Clinton High School. In 1958, Bill enlisted in the Navy for a four-year term and was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. While in the service, he married Adele Avery Arrington in Nahunta, Georgia, on November 24, 1961. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1962, Bill and his wife moved back to Clinton and he took over the family business, Bernard's Glass and Radiator. They were blessed with two sons, William Scott in 1963 and Patrick Dirk in 1967. Bill worked until his retirement in January 2002 when he passed the business on to his son Patrick. Bill served as Exalted Ruler for the Clinton Elks Lodge 1034 and was inducted as a lifetime member in 2005. He also served as councilman on the Clinton City Council from 1967 until 1971, as chairman of the Building Ways and Means Committee and the Fire Department Committee. Bill and Adele made the most of retirement by traveling a great deal all around the country until his illness in the fall of 2004. He did enjoy his outings and spending time with friends and family. Bill loved to fish, hunt, play cards and was always ready to joke around. He was loving, giving and kind to everyone. He will be missed dearly, as a husband, father and friend. He is survived by h is wife Adele Avery Bernard; son William Scott Bernard and his wife Stacy, Springfield, and son Patrick Dirk Bernard and his wife Jill, Clinton. He is also survived by four siblings, Jean Taylor, Rolla, Nelson Bernard, Bloomington, New Mexico, Donna Daugherty, Clinton, and Jim Bernard, Sierra Vista, Arizona, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Friday, June 24. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BERNEKER, William Albert
1886-1924
Home of Peace Cemetery, Porterville, Tulare Co, CA
Messenger, Porterville, Tulare County, CA - WILLIAM A. BERNEKER SUMMONED AFTER SHORT ILLNESS - William A. Berneker, foreman of the Messenger mechanical force, died Monday morning, April 7, at 8:45 o'clock, at his home, 115 East Belleview. He was 37 years, nine months and three days old. His birthplace was Clinton, Mo. In the prime of life, just seven weeks ago, Mr. Berneker was ordered to bed by his physcian on account of heart trouble. He fought a valiant fight day after day but the inroads of the disease could not be stopped and the end came peacefully. He clung to a cheerful hope to the very end, saying but an hour before he died that he was bound to be out in a very short time. His patience while ill was a revelation to his relatives and friends. Of a quiet disposition, Mr. Bernecker made friends wherever he went. It was truthfully said of him that he never, in all his life, wished ill of any person. There remains to mourn the loss of this young man, the widow, Mrs. Olivia Bernecker, chief clerk in the Messenger office; his mother, Mrs. Rosalie Berneker; his sisters -- Mrs. O. B. Tout and Mrs. Clara Scruggs; and his brothers -- Andrew and Edward A., all of whom live in Porterville. Other brothers are: Carl of Long Beach; Otto of San Diego, and Louis of New York City. Edward, also a member of the Messenger force, is just out of the hospital after an operation. Mr. Berneker came to California in 1906. He made Imperial Valley his home. In 1912 he went to Missouri to claim his bride, Miss Oliva Hire, of Collins. Together they returned to Imperial Valley where they lived until they came to Porterville two years ago in February. They at once set about to make a home, purchasing property on Belleview and having a new house built. He was a member of the Woodmen, Elks and Odd Fellows. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Christian church, with interment in the Home of Peace cemetery here.

BERNEY, Steve
1948-2015
Steve Berney, 66, of Windsor, Missouri, died unexpectedly at his home early Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015. Steve was born October 23, 1948, in New York, New York, the son of Bernard Charles Berney and Lillian (Uffner) Berney. On July 24, 1979, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, he married Joy Elaine Martin and she survives of the home. Steve served his country, for 8 years, as a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he worked as a Flight Simulator Instructor for 8 years for the Unisys Company. He also worked for Payless Cashways, in Sedalia, Mo., for a short period of time. He then worked for Pittsburgh-Corning for 16 years before his retirement. After his retirement Steve enjoyed baking and being with his family. When he was younger, Steve enjoyed hunting, fishing and landscaping and working outside. He was a member of the American Legion Post 82, Windsor, and the National Rifle Association. In addition to his wife Joy, he is survived by a son, Travis Berney (Skyler) Windsor, Mo.; 2 daughters, Jenna Page (Cody) Lee's Summit, Mo., Callie Berney, Warrensburg, Mo.; 3 brothers, Arnold Berney, Joplin, Mo., Peter Berney and Andrew Berney, both of Las Vegas, Nevada ; a sister Barbara Berney, Rockford, Illinois.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Matthew Reymond Berney. The family will receive friends Sunday, May 31, 2015, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

BERRIER, Freda Pauline PANCOAST
1915-1992
Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Carroll Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Freda Pauline Berrier, daughter of Asa and Lavina Weldenhammer Pancoast, was born July 24, 1915 in Hale, Mo. and passed away July 29, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 77 years. Freda attended school in the Hale community. She attended beauty school in Omaha, Ne. She married Glendon Berrier on April 8, 1939 in Chillicothe and they made their home in Bosworth where she owned and operated a beauty shop. She was a member of the Bosworth Eastern Star where she was past worthy matron, District Deputy Grand Matron and Grand Ruth of the Grand Chapter of Missouri Order of Eastern Star. In 1970 they moved to Clinton where she and Glendon have made their home for the past 22 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Clinton Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Ronald Gene Berrier; one grandson Brett Arlene Berrier and nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband Glendon of the home; one brother Wilbur Pancoast, Lee's Summit; one granddaughter Michelle Titus and two great-granddaughters, Heather and Natalie Titus, all of Shawnee, Ks. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church Saturday, August 1, 1992. Graveside services and burial were held at the Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Mo. under direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

BERRIER, Glendon Everrett
1918-2012
Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Carroll Co, MO
Glendon Everrett Berrier, age 94, of Clinton, Missouri passed away at Wellsville Retirement Community, Wellsville, Kansas on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with graveside services and interment in Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Missouri. Glendon was born in Bosworth, Missouri, the son of Virgil David and Ethel (George) Berrier. He graduated from the Bosworth High School. He was married to Freda Pauline (Pancoast) Berrier on April 8, 1939 in Chilicothe, Missouri. She preceded him in death July 29, 1992. Glendon was Supervisor for the Missouri State Hwy. Department until his retirement in 1982. After he retired from the Highway Dept. he worked for a number of years at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Sunrise Optimist Club, The O.E.S, Masonic Lodge 548, Golden Valley Shrine Club and Golden Valley Mini Rods all of Clilnton. Glendon was also a member of Scottish Rite Bodies, Ararat Shrine, and the Abdullah Shrine Club, Shawnee, Kansas. Glendon was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Ethel Berrier; his wife, Freda Berrier; one son, Ronald Gene Berrier and one grandson Brett Arlen Berrier. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Jeanine Berrier of Wellsville, Kansas; granddaughter, Michelle Buzzard and husband, Matt; great granddaughters, Heather Titus, Natalie Titus and Grace Buzzard all of Shawnee, Kansas; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.

BERRY, Edgar Ray
1919-1999
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ray Berry, 79, Calhoun, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Ray was born July 17, 1919, in Winterset, Iowa, the son of Elmer Roy Berry and Maggie Violet (Sheton) Berry. On June 27, 1946, he married Ruth I. Funk, who survives of the home. He worked for the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 25 years. He also worked for the Walker Ford dealership in Windsor for almost 10 years. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Windsor VFW Post No. 2610, Windsor American Legion Post No. 82, and a volunteer for the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary for over 11 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Kenneth R. Berry, Edina; a daughter, Joyce I. Williams, Calhoun; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Opal McIntire, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Helen Baumann, Leonx, Iowa, Erma Faye Shepherd, Alabama, Billie Jean Schrum, Texas; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Berry. Funeral services will be Sunday, May 30, at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Roseland. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

BERRY, Edythe Marie BLANTON
1908-1996
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edythe Marie Berry was born April 28, 1908, in Peculiar, the daughter of John A. and Nancy E. (Morrison) Blanton. She died Wednesday, January 17, 1996, at the Pine Crest Nursing Home in Paola, Kansas, at the age of 87. Edythe was married to Wray D. Berry, who lost his life in a car accident in 1960. She was an artist and taught painting at one time. Edythe was also a hairdresser and worked on the Plaza in Kansas City before moving to Urich. She retired from the beauty shop in 1973. She also lived in Clinton for a number of years. She was a member of the Eastern Star 73, the National Hairdressers and she was a volunteer with the Grey Ladies and the Red Cross. She is survived by two sisters, Matilda Neff, Wichita, Kansas, and Mary Ellen Stanley, Garnett, Kansas; cousins, who took care of her, J.B. and Norma Perry, Paola, Kansas, cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Blanton, Holden, and also other cousins. Funeral services were held Friday, January 19, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

BERRY, Esther Aldah TILLMAN
1916-1984
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 1984 - Esther Berry passed away Sunday, September 2, 1984 at her home.  Esther Aldah Tillman was born October 12, 1916, three miles north of Clinton.  She was the second daughter of Aldah Langerhans and William Earl Tillman, both native Henry Countians.  After she attended Land School for two years, the family moved to Clinton and she attended Franklin Elementary School and graduated from Clinton High School with the class of 1934.  She attended Central Missouri State College where she was a member of Pi Kappa Sigma sorority and held the office of president.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1939 and was a teacher.  May 20, 1942 she was married in the home of her parents to Robert L. Berry of Harrisonville.  After residing in Marshall where Mr. Berry was a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, they returned to Clinton in 1944 and became involved in farming with her father.  They were the parents of two daughters, Mary Martha (Mrs. Richard Wilson Nichols of Clinton) and Margaret Ann (Mrs. David Bruce Conrad of Englewood, Colorado) and four grandchildren, John Edward Berry Nichols, Richard Tillman Nichols, Sara Elizabeth and Susan Catherine Conrad.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband and is survived by two sisters, Maxine Quigle and Billie Mae Spangler, both of Clinton.  Mrs. Berry was a charter member of Clinton Study Club and served as president of Clinton Council of Camp Fire Girls.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 5, 1984 at the First Presbyterian Church.  Burial was in Englewood cemetery.

BERRY, L. J. Mrs.
abt 1862-1887
Clinton MO, Oct 8 1887 - Died in this city, September 25, of typhoid malaria, Mrs. L. J. Berry, aged 25. Born in Champaign county, Ohio and moved to this state in 1868, coming to Clinton to live the 5th of last March. Her remains were taken to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for burial. She leaves a husband and four children. Mr. Berry disposed of his personal effects Thursday and will live in Cedar Rapids.

BERRY, Marie Grace
1911-1999
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 1999 - Marie Grace Berry, 87, Clinton died Saturday, January 16, 1999, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 19, at the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. Ms. Berry taught special education in St. Louis for 25 years, before moving to Tallahassee, Florida, where she became a registered nurse. Ms. Berry is survived by one niece, Nancy Williams, and one nephew, Leonard Lee Malotte, Sr., and wife, Shirley, and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

BERRY, Mary A.
1869-1961
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 28 1961 - One of Brownington's senior citizens perished in a Wednesday night inferno which completely gutter her occupied four-room house just south of Brownington. The few remains of a human body, said to be that of Mrs. Mary Berry, 92, were found in the immediate vicinity of a rocking chair in which she was presumed seated at the time of the tragedy. Sheriff Wilbur Schmidt first arrived at the scene at 1 a.m., Thursday when the interior of the residence was a mass of burning embers. The Deepwater volunteer fire department was summoned for the purpose of cooling the embers so the few remains, which were burned beyond recognition, could be removed at about 5 a.m. Thursday by the Hurst-Jansens Funeral Home of Deepwater. Neighbors recalled seeing a light at the Berry home at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, but Mrs. Bill Hamilton, Deepwater, was apparently the first person to notice the fire to the east while at her distant home. She reportedly attempted to telephone the Ivan Bradley's of Brownington shortly after midnight and receiving no response, drove to the Bradley home to arouse the community to the tragedy. the fire had made such headway it was impossible to save any part of the build or its contents. Schmidt, who returned to the scene later Thursday morning, said the fire of undetermined origin, may have been caused by an oil-burning stove used by Mrs. Berry for cooking and heating. A resident of the Brownington community for over 50 years, Mrs. Berry had lived alone since her son, Russell, and his wife returned about March 1 of this year to Kansas City after living for some time with his mother. - Clinton MO, Mar 30 1961 - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Berry were conducted Sunday, March 26, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, with Hurst-Jansens Funeral service, Deepwater in charge. Mrs. Berry, widow of the late Lafayette Berry, a retired coal miner who died about 25 years ago, was born Oct. 9, 1869, and died March 23, 1961, victim of a tragic fire. Mrs. Berry was quite active for her age and attended the Baptist Church regularly when able. Alert and interested in affairs in general, she read without the aid of glasses. She busied herself making countless rugs, quilts, etc., which she either gave away or sold. Much of her work, it was recalled, filled her home. Even the past fall was spent piecing and quilting quilts. Appreciative of any favor, she generously gave of her talents and one of those so favored was Hazel Sanders, Brownington store owner, who checked on her welfare, gave her rides to church, delivered her groceries, etc. At Christmas she had a lovely hooked rug for him. Survivors include three sons: Charles Berry, Colby, Kansas, Russell Berry, Brownington, Clarence Berry, Wichita, Kansas; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death besides her husband were a daughter Gladys, and a son who died at birth.

BERRY, Robert Lee
1910-1974
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 24 1974 - Robert Lee Berry 1910-1974  Robert Lee Berry, son of Richard Edward and Lillian Massey Berry, was born November 27, 1910 in Cass County, Missouri and passed away at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital on June 18, 1974.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and two brothers.  After graduating from Harrisonville High School, he was employed by Crown Coach Co. and came to Clinton in 1936.  In 1939 he joined the Missouri Highway Patrol and was assigned to Troop A at Lee's Summit, being stationed at Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Marshall.  He later came back to Clinton where he was engaged in farming and livestock.  He was an avid sports fan having participated in basketball and football while in school  His hobbies were hunting and fishing and, after retirement, due to ill health, he enjoyed supervising his farming operation and advising his son-in-law in his part-time farming operation.  He is survived by his wife, the former Esther Tillman, of the home and two daughters, Mrs. Richard W. (Martha) Nichols of Clinton and Mrs. David Bruce (Margaret Ann) Conrad of Edgewood, Maryland.  Funeral services were held at Consalus Funeral Home.  Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BERRY, Russell
1897-1971
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Russell berry was born March 2, 1897 in Whiteing, Ks., and died Sept. 2, 1971 in Clinton, Mo. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 4, 1971 at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the directions of Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home, Clinton.

BERRY, Ruth Irene FUNK
1925-2007
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia MO, Aug 6 2007 - Ruth Irene Funk Berry, 82, of Calhoun, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born March 13, 1925, south of Windsor, a daughter of Albert Parker and Goldie Ann McClain Funk. On June 27, 1946, in Windsor, she was married to Edgar Ray Berry, who died May 27, 1999. She worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for 32 years, retiring in 1984. She enjoyed reading her Bible, quilting, doing embroidery, gardening, cooking and horses. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Calhoun. The Calhoun Colt Show Book was dedicated in her honor in 2005. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Ray Berry, and his wife, Marianne, of Edina; a daughter, Joyce Irene Williams, and her husband, Harry Earl, of Calhoun; two sisters, including her twin, Ruby Ilene Miller and Alberta Louise Crawford, both of Clinton; a brother, Herbert Lee Funk, of Windsor; four grandchildren, Robert Ray Williams, Patrick Earl Williams, Maria Theresa Berry and Christopher Ray Berry; and two great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by a brother, Horace Martin Funk; and two sisters, Sarah Adeline Church and Roberta Maxine Baskins. Funeral services will be Thursday at First Baptist Church in Calhoun. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

BERRY, Sallie
1904-1993
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sallie Berry was born December 18, 1904, in Brownington, the daughter of William Berry and Lillie Mae Freeland. She passed away October 5, 1993 at Parkland Health center in Farmington, Mo. Sallie moved to Clinton in 1925, living there for many years. While in Clinton, she loved to go to the Clinton Senior Center. She moved to Farmington in 1986 where she was a resident of the Camelot Nursing Home. She is survived by a nephew, George Berry, Peveley, Mo.; a niece, Bonnie Senter, Potosi; three great-nieces, Gladys Berry, Barbara Cain and Hope Crocker, all of Potosi; one great-nephew, Raymond William Berry, Peveley. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Virgil Berry, and a nephew, Jim Berry. Funeral services were Saturday, October 9, 1993 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BERRY, Shelley BAILEY
abt 1963-2007
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2007 - Shelley Berry, 44, Warrensburg, died Wednesday morning, January 3, 2007. She was the daughter of Bill and Judy Bailey, Clinton. Graveside services will be Saturday, January 6, at Hickory Grove Cemetery, east of Shawnee Mound on CC Highway.

BERTOLINI, Nina STRICKLAND
1936-2004
Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co, FL
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 8 2004 - Nina Bertolini, 68, St. Petersburg, Florida, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following a lengthy illness. Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 6, in St. Petersburg. She was born December 24, 1936, to Glen and Opal Strickland of Deepwater and grew up in the Ohio community, moving to Lowry City where she attended high school. As a young adult she moved to Florida where she met and married Charles Bertolini. She retired in 1998 from Burdine's in Tampa. She was an excellent seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and one sister, Myrtle Olsen. She is survived by her children, Gina Anderson, Collierville, Tennessee, and David Bertolini, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two grandchildren, Christa and Ryan Anderson, Collierville, Tennessee; one brother, Glen H. Strickland, Cumming, Georgia; two nieces, Chris Lingelbach and Kelly Price, and one nephew, John Strickland; also one uncle, Gene Strickland, Deepwater, and three cousins, Kay Parks and Bill Gilkey of Clinton and June Stoneking of Lee's Summit.

BERUBE, Marjorie R. BELK
1969-2011
Marjorie R. Berube, 41, of Windsor, Missouri, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at her home in Windsor. She was born in Newellton, Louisiana, on October 24, 1969, the daughter of Denny Gerald Belk and Shirley Patricia (O'Daniel) Belk. On December 17, 1996, in Windsor, Mo., she married Todd Scott Berube and to this union a son was born. Marjorie attended State Fair Community College, Sedalia, Mo., where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. She had worked at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, in Clinton, Mo., for almost 20 years. She had served her country as a member of the United States Air Force and had been deployed to Operation Desert Storm. Marjorie loved spending time with her son, traveling and going to amusement parks. Survivors include her son, Austin Patrick Berube, of the home; her mother and step-dad, Patricia (Pat) and John MacDonald, Nova Scotia, Canada; her step-mother, Brenda Greer, Louisiana; 3 sisters, Dene Jones, Kansas City, Mo.; and Jessica Belk and Jennifer Griggs both of State of Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Denny Belk. Memorial services will be Monday, June 27, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

BERUBE, Phyllis J. KENNEDY
1926-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Phyllis J. Berube, 73, Windsor, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at her home in Windsor. She was born January 13, 1926, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of John Jack Kennedy and Mary Mildred (Morrison) Kennedy. On November 17, 1945, in Iowa, she married John Vincent Berube, who preceded her in death on July 4, 1980. Mrs. Berube was a homemaker. She also co-owned and operated with her husband the Daylight Donut Shop in Windsor for several years. She was a member of the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Windsor and was involved in many ministries and activities of the church. She is survived by five sons, Mike Berube of Fresno, California, Pat Berube of Windsor, Tim Berube of Sedalia, Brian Berube, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Richard Berube of Alliance, Ohio; two daughters, Marsha Stevens of Windsor and Elizabeth Phillips of Lee's Summit; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Melvin Kennedy and Merle Kennedy, both of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Harry Lee Kennedy of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Betty Smithart, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Don Kennedy. Funeral mass will be Sunday, May 16, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BEST, Gilbert Spencer
1910-2001
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 31 2001 - Gilbert Spencer Best, 90, Chilhowee, died Monday, January 29, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Graveside services will be held Thursday at the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg. He was born May 23, 1910, in Johnson County, son of Thomas Spencer and Lucinda Irene Wasson Best. He married Okla Young, July 27, 1935, in Warrensburg. He was a farmer and had lived in the Chilhowee area most of his life. He was a member of the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Okla, of the home; one son, Thomas S. Best and wife, Kristine, Fayette; four sisters, Ruby Helphrey, Bessie Woodey, both of Warrensburg, Dixie Crump, Leavenworth, Kansas, and Bernice Blanchard, Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Melissa Johnson, Huntsville, Alabama, Michael Best, Ashland, Gwendolyn DeSilva, London, England, Amanda Foster, Fayette; two great-grandsons, Ethan Johnson and Kenneth Foster. Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Linda Sue Smith, and two sisters, Juanita Hutchins and Gertrude Noland.

BETHKE, Charlene P. SALMON
1927-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2007 - Charlene P. Bethke, 80, was born on May 28, 1927, in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, and died on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at her daughter's home in Clinton. She lived a long full life. She retired from Pine Valley Manor. She enjoyed knitting, doing all kinds of crafts and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by one son Dennis K. Bethke; husband Dennis (Bud) Bethke; both parents, Dorothy (Banta) Salmon and Sheldon W. Salmon. She is survived by one daughter Carol (Bethke) Schweitzer; son-in-law Eric W. Schweitzer; one grandson, Dennis J. Mueller; three granddaughters, Kristina (Mueller) Uetz, Kimberly (Schweitzer) Washington, and Melissa Schweitzer; five great-grandsons, Colton Kelly, Taylor and Karson Uetz, Dawson Mueller and Richard Brown Jr.; two great-granddaughters, Austine Kelly and Emma Mueller; many in-laws, nephew, nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 27, at Pratt Funeral Home in Richland Center. Burial will be in Richland Center Cemetery.

BETHKE, James Frank "Jim"
1945-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Jim Bethke, 70, of Windsor, Missouri died July 30, 2016, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, Mo. He was born September 13, 1945, in Berkley, California, the son of Henry Bethke and Adeline (Kriz) Bethke. Jim was a painting contractor in the Chicago area for 27 years before moving to Windsor. He served in the United States Army Reserves for 5 years as a cook. He attended the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor and was a First Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Clinton. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 82, Windsor. Survivors include a sister, Manette Cooper, Gulf Breeze, Florida; a cousin, Janet Nolan, Chicago, Illinois; and many second cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Bethke. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, at a later date.

BETTELS, Aldine P. SCHUSSLER VOLMER
1925-2000
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 9 2000 - Aldine P. Bettels, daughter of Clem and Cecilia (Goebel) Schussler, was born in Henry County November 14, 1925. She died August 3, 2000, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at 74 years of age. Aldine was raised in the Germantown area and lived there until 1970. She was united in marriage to Gene W. Volmer August 9, 1948, and to this union two children were born. She moved to Clinton in 1970 and lived there until 1987 when she moved to Montrose where she spent the remainder of her life. Her husband, Gene, died May 29, 1979. Later Aldine married Clarence Bettels April 22, 1995. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Her family and home were very important to her and she was devoted to her family and her grandchildren. Aldine was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Gene Volmer, and her second husband, Clarence Bettels on May 11, 2000; one brother, Everett Schussler; one sister, Virgiline Schussler, and one son-in-law, Lynn Eye. Survivors include her son, Ron Volmer and wife Karen, Pleasant Hill; her daughter, Patty and husband, Bernard Mott of Appleton City; six grandchildren, Jamie Volmer and wife Christa, Darrick Eye and wife Kisa, Jason Volmer, Angie Volmer, Andrea Eye and Theron Eye. Funeral services were at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Monday, August 7. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

BETTELS, Anna Theresa
1900-2000
Resurrection Cemetery, Affton, St. Louis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sister Francis Marie Bettels, a centenarian and former nurse in St. Louis, died Sunday, December 3, 2000, of infirmities at St. Mary of the Angels Covent of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary in Richmond Heights. She was 100. Sister Bettels was born Anna Theresa Bettels on May 10, 1900, in Germantown. In 1924, she joined the congregation now known as the Franciscan Sisters of Mary and professed her final vows there in 1930. She earned a nursing certificate and served as a nurse at St. Mary's Health Center, the old St. Mary's Infirmary and Firmin Desloge Hospital, now St. Louis University Medical Center, all in St. Louis. She also served at hospitals in Jefferson City, Barabod, Wisconsin, and Dillon, South Carolina. Until her retirement in 1985, Sister Bettels was the sacristan at the convent at St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City. A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday at the convent chapel. Burial followed at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis. There are no immediate survivors.

BETTELS, Anthony Henry "Tony"
1904-1996
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anthony (Tony) Henry Bettels was born April 3, 1904, near Germantown, the son of August and Theresa (Cook) Bettels and the youngest of seven children. He died July 30, 1996, at Vencore Hospital in Kansas City, at the age of 92 years. Tony had enjoyed good health until April 10, 1996, when he suffered a massive stroke. Tony lived on a farm northwest of Germantown until 1985 when he moved to Montrose. He enjoyed farming for a living. He attended St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown before transferring to Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose in 1985. Tony was a member of the Knights of Columbus. On April 18, 1944, Tony married Bertha Goth. She preceded him in death in February 1993. Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Fink and husband Larry, of Overland Park, Kansas, Doris Morado and husband Michael Jr., and Ruby Korando and husband Mike, all of Kansas City; one sister, Sister Frances Marie Bettels of St. Louis; six grandchildren, Jason, Kenda, Jared and Suzanne Morado, and Katie and Billy Korando, all of Kansas City. Funeral services were at Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose on August 2. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose. Pallbearers were nephews, Steve Westhusing, Ludger Westhusing, Robert Bettels, Mark Kleinsorge, John Kleinsorge and Norman Goth.

BETTELS, Bernadine (Sister Francita)
1896-1991
Resurrection Cemetery, Affton, St. Louis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sister Francita (Bernadine Bettels) 95, passed away Wednesday, December 11, at the convent Villa Gesu, in St. Louis. She was born Jan. 21, 1896 in Montrose. She leaves two sisters, Magdalene Swaters of Montrose, and Eleanor Willenbring of Perryville. Preceding her in death were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bettels, two brothers, Leo of Minnesota, and Clem of Montrose; two sisters, Sr. Marietta, St. Louis, and Rose Cole, Kansas City. Funeral Mass was Friday morning. Burial was near the convent Villa Gesu in St. Louis. Relatives attending were Jim Swaters, Magdalene Swaters, Montrose, and Joan Gieselman, Clinton, Eleanor Willenbring, Perryville, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Willenbring and Jim Willenbring, Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wiseman of Florissant. (This grave was moved from Villa Gesu to Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis.)

BETTELS, Bertha F. GOTH
1911-1993
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bertha F. Bettels was born April 15, 1911, in Montrose, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Weisman) Goth. She departed this life February 10, 1993, at Ellett memorial Hospital in Appleton City at the age of 81. She lived nearly all her life in the Montrose area. She devoted her life to her family, serving as a faithful and devoted wife and mother. She was united in marriage to Anthony H. Bettels, April 18, 1944, in Montrose and to this union three daughters were born. She was a member of the St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown until its closing, at which time she joined the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. She was a member of the Altar Sodality of St. Ludger's Church. She enjoyed gardening and caring for her flowers. She also enjoyed sewing and quilting until arthritis forced her to stop. Survivors include her husband, Anthony H. Bettels of Montrose; her three daughters, Ruth Fink of Overland Park, Ks., Doris Morado and Ruby Korando, both of Kansas City; two brothers, Omer Goth of Appleton City and Ernest Goth of Clinton; one sister, Orpha Kalwei of Pleasant Hill, and six grandchildren, Jason, Kenda, Jared and Suzanne Morado and Katie and Billy Korando. She was preceded in death by her parents. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Services were held on Saturday, February 13, 1993, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose.

BETTELS, Clarence
1927-2000
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 15 2000 - Clarence Bettels, 72, Montrose, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Aldine Bettels of the home; one stepdaughter, Patty Mott of Appleton City; one stepson, Ron Volmer of Pleasant Hill; six step-grandchildren. Mass was Monday at St. Ludger's Catholic Church, Germantown, with burial in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

BETTELS, Florence Catherine
1926-2009
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2009 - Florence Catherine BetteIs, daughter of Joe and Rose (Kleinsorge) BetteIs, was born in Germantown on February 21, 1926, the second of three children. She departed this life December 3, 2009, at 83 years of age. Florence attended elementary school through the eighth grade at Germantown and later in life worked to obtain her GED. Florence began working for the Clearfield Cheese Company as a laborer while she was a young woman. She continued to work there after the company was bought by Schreiber Food, Inc. and retired as a lab supervisor after almost 40 years of service. Florence lived in the Germantown area all of her life. She was a member of St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown until its closing; at that time she transferred her membership to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Florence and her brother, Robert, have shated a home together for many years, looking after one another and enjoying each other's company. Preceding Florence in death were her parents, Joe and Rose BetteIs; her sister, Laura Fick, and one nephew, Jerry Cook. Survivors include her brother, Robert Bette's, and two nephews, Leon Cook and wife, Cathy, and Ted Cook and wife, Carol. Funeral Mass was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, on Monday, December 7. Interment was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

BETTELS, Frances
1921-1996
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Frances Bettels will be at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Tuesday, January 9. Burial will be in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown. Frances Bettels, daughter of Frank and Anna (Tilling) Bettels, was born in Montrose, January 13, 1921. She died January 6, 1996, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo., at the age of 74. She spent most of her life in the Nevada area, except for a time which was spent in St. Louis and Hawkpoint. She worked as a housekeeper most of her life and was employed for about 18 years by Walter and Julian Franks of Nevada. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Leonard Bettels, and two sisters, Ida and Hildegard Bettels. She is survived by one brother, Clarence Bettels of Montrose; two aunts, Clara Tilling of Carrolton, and Eva Tilling of Montrose, and several cousins.

BETTELS, Helen L. TUCK
1911-2001
Riverside Cemetery, Mahnomen, Mahnomen Co, MN
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 11 2002 - Helen Bettels, 90, Mahnomen, Minnesota, died Sunday, December 23, 2001. She grew up in Mt. Leonard and married Leo Bettels on December 30, 1929. They farmed in Sweet Springs before moving to the Mahnomen area in 1934. Mr. Bettels died in April 1971. Survivors are three sons and three daughters; Wilbur, Helen's stepson, Leo and Bill, twins, daughters, Mary, Dorothy and Virginia. Funeral services were Friday, December 28 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mahnomen, Minnesota.

BETTELS, Mary WITZEL
1872-1931
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The body of Mrs. Henry Bettles was found in Deepwater Creek Thursday morning, March 26th. Life was extinct, she having drowned. Her husband, Henry Bettles, testified that they had lived on a farm one mile and a half west of Germantown for the past thirty-three years. Mr. and Mrs. Bettles, their son, Andy, aged 28, and Mrs. Bettles' mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Witzel, who lives with them, arose early Thursday morning. Mrs. Bettels got the breakfast, did the usual house duties, and they noticed nothing strange about her. About 6:45 a.m. they started to church, leaving Mrs. Bettles alone, as she did not wish to go. When they returned from church about 8:30, she was not in the house and they began to search for her. Not finding her, they called a neighbor, Lawrence Witting, to come and help them. about 100 yards east of the house, on the bank of the creek, they found her coat and hat. They looked into the water and there they could see a dark object. They procured a rope with a hook on it, and managed to bring the object to where they could see that it was Mrs. Bettles' body. They then summoned James Wilson and Lloyd Dicky, who assisted in removing the body to the house. Mrs. Mary Ann Witzel, the mother, aged 82, testified that her daughter had not appeared more depressed or worried than usual on that Thursday morning. Lawrence Witting, a farmer living a mile and a half west of Germantown, who had known the family for the past 30 years, said he was getting ready to plant potatoes that morning, after returning to his home from church, when he was summoned to the Bettles' home to assist in the search for Mrs. Bettles. There, as above stated, he helped in getting Mrs. Bettles' body to the house, with the aid of Jim Wilson and Lloyd Dicky. He also said that there was a rock in a gunny sack with a rope tied to it which was wrapped twice around the body, and tied in several knots to her left arm. There was no sign of any tracks except those of Mrs. Bettles, on the creek bank, and no evidence of a struggle. Jim Wilson called the coroner, Dr. G. S. Walker, of Clinton. The other witnesses who testified, Lloyd Dicky, Andy Bettles, and James Wilson, related practically the same story, bringing out the fact that there were no bruises or bleeding places on the body, and that since she had been ill with the flu about six weeks ago, she had been more or less despondent, but had never threatened to take her life.

BETTELS, May KAUMANS
1898-1991
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - May Bettels, the daughter of Chris J. and Catherine (Kalwei) Kaumans, was born May 27, 1898 at Montrose, and departed this life at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City on December 11, 1991, at the age of 93 years. May lived all her life in the Montrose area and devoted her life to her family as a housewife and loving mother. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was united in marriage to Clem Bettels on September 25, 1928 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. To this union 4 children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 7 brothers, Ted, Ed, Carl, Chris, Dave, Anthony, and Lawrence Kaumans, and one sister, Rose Rashford. She is survived by one son, Willard Bettels of Butler; three daughters, Angeline Engeman of Montrose, LaVerne Cook of Butler, Carita Shoemaker of Raytown; two sisters, Martha Bell of Kansas City, and Eleanor Engelhart of Clinton; 23 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. May always took great pride and enjoyment in her flowers she kept in her yard. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Funeral services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery under direction of Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home, Appleton City.

BEYER, Douglas L.
1974-1995
Climax Springs Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Douglas L. Beyer, 21, Windsor, died Saturday, September 30, 1995, near Climax Springs. He was born February 20, 1974, in Windsor, the son of Dannie Lee Beyer and Dorothy Jean Woodall Beyer. He graduated from Windsor High School and was employed at Hawker Energy Products in Warrensburg. He was a member of the first Baptist Church, Windsor. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and James Summers, Windsor; his paternal grandmother Neva Beyer, Windsor; his maternal grandfather and step grandmother, Arnold and Betty Woodall, Sedalia; several aunts, uncles, great-aunts and great-uncles, numerous cousins and his girlfriend Mary Laymon, Windsor. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Earl Beyer; his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Maurine and Forrest Null and his father Dannie Beyer. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Climax Springs Cemetery.

BEYER, Neva FLIPPIN
1919-2011
Climax Springs Cemetery, Climax Springs, Camden Co, MO
Neva (Flippin) Beyer, 92, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday, October 14, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. She was born May 29, 1919, in Sagrada, Missouri, (now part of Truman Lake) in Benton County, the daughter of Oscar Flippin and Goldie Bell (Kindle) Flippin. On December 31, 1935, in Climax Springs, Mo., she married Earl Eugene Beyer and he preceded her in death on January 13, 1979. Neva was a licensed practical nurse and worked at the former Windsor Hospital for 35 years, many of those years as a surgical nurse. Neva was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved her family dearly. After her retirement, she enjoyed genealogy. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a brother, Ellsworth Flippin and his wife Mary Lou, Archie, Mo.; 2 sister-in-laws, Bercha Mae Flippin, Windsor, Mo.; and Shirley Flippin, Munford, Tennessee; and 3 nieces and 2 nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Dannie Lee Beyer; an infant daughter, Judith Sharon Beyer; a grandson, Douglas Lee Beyer; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Jean Beyer; 2 brothers, Paul Flippin and Robert Flippin; and a brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Bessie Hutchinson. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Climax Springs Cemetery, Climax Springs, Mo.

BIBB, Esther EDWARDS
1915-1991
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Esther Edwards Bibb, age 76, was born January 16, 1915, near Nobby, Missouri, the daughter of the late Elbert and Mae Hughes Edwards, and passed away Monday evening, October 7, 1991 at her home in Warsaw. She was united in marriage on June 22, 1937 to Frederick Eugene Bibb at the Osage Hotel in Warsaw. Unto this union one son, Jon Frederick "Rick" Bibb was born. Her husband, Gene, preceded her in death on September 9, 1977. She is survived by one son, Rick Bibb of Decatur, Illinois; a sister, Maurine Edwards White of Kansas City; a niece Alice Gutlerrez, and her husband, Richard, and a nephew, Joe White III, and his wife Sandra. Also surviving are a great niece and great nephews, Julie, Dan and John White and a great niece and nephew, Daniel and Marissa White, all of Kansas City. A nephew, John (Bibb) Doughty, of Roseburg, Oregon, also survives. Esther was very active in the Warsaw community both professionally and civically. She retired in 1980 as County Director of the Missouri Division of Family Services after 37 years of service. She and her husband, Gene, were active in the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce, the first local efforts in Community Betterment and in attaining the first county health nurse. As one of the early members of the Warsaw Book Club, she was instrumental in founding first, the Warsaw Public Library and later helped obtain a branch of the Boonslick Regional Library. She served for several years as one of Benton County's first regional board members. She was a charter member of Benton County Historical Society and served in several official capacities. One of her great joys was helping to found and develop the Benton County Museum. In 1983, Esther was the recipient of the Civic Recognition Award given by the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce and in 1989 she was chosen Women of the Year by the Warsaw Business and Professional Women's organization of which she was a charter member and past president. Esther was also very active in the Warsaw United Methodist Church. Over the many years of her membership, she was quite faithful in giving of her time and talents. She served on many different committees within the church and for over 17 years taught the kindergarten Sunday School class. She was quite active in her work in the United Methodist Women's organization and was also willing to serve wherever she was needed. Another love of Esther's was her work in the Warsaw Garden Club of which she was a member for over 40 years. Her community work and her involvement with her church were of great importance to Esther and along with her devotion to her family, Esther reaped her labor, for it was a lifetime of many true labors of love. Funeral services were held at United Methodist Church in Warsaw on Thursday, October 10, 1991. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery.

BICHSEL, William Joseph "Billy Joe"
1937-2004
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2005 - William Joseph "Billy Joe" Bichsel, son of George Joseph and Grace Maxine (McClendon) Bichsel, was born October 27, 1937, in Kansas City and died at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, December 28, 2004, at the age of 67 years. Billy Joe lived in Deepwater where he was an auto mechanic before he moved to Clinton. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son. He is survived by his son Jeff Bichsel, and his daughter, Jennifer Long, both of Clinton, as well as grandchildren, Josh, Kim, Chelsea, Jerry Heavin III and Thyra McClure and his companion, Leatrice Watson of the home. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, December 31. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BIESEMEYER, Tara Radel MOORE
1976-2009
Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 6 2009 - Tara Radel (Moore) Biesemeyer, 32, Osceola, died Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 8, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, with burial in Bear Creek Cemetery, Osceola.

BIESER, Alma M.
1894-1994
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Alma M. Bieser, 99, of Appleton City, died Wednesday, January 5, 1994, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mrs. Bieser was born in the Chalk Level community near Osceola. She was a long time area resident before moving to Appleton City in 1978. She was a member of the Kidd's Chapel church. She is survived by two daughters, Neva Bieser and Mrs. Bernice Purvis both of Appleton City; three granddaughters; 2 great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 8, at the Kidd's Chapel Church. Burial will be in the Kidd's Chapel Cemetery.

BIGGER, Donald W.
1940-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2003 - Donald W. Bigger, 62, Osceola, a law enforcement officer, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Memorial services are Friday, March 7, at the Nazarene Church, Osceola. Cremation.

BIGGERS, Norman A.
1929-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Norman Biggers, 64, Northwest Trailer Park, Clinton, died Sunday, July 25, 1993 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Glenda of the home; two sons, Eddie Biggers and Larry Biggers, both of Batesville, Arkansas; two daughters, Berna Olinger of Independence, and Arlene Snapp of Excelsior Springs; one brother, Don Biggers of Batesville; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Cremation. Memorial services will be in Batesville, his hometown. Sickman-Dunning was in charge of arrangements.

BIGGS, Elizabeth ARNOLD
1840-1925
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - DEATH OF AN AGED MOTHER -- Mrs. Elizabeth Biggs died at the home of her son, Sam Biggs, on South Main street, at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 15th. She had been an invalid the past several years, gradually growing weaker from the infirmities of age the past several weeks. Deceased's maiden name was Elizabeth Arnold. She was past 84 years of age, having been born December 24, 1840, in Kentucky. In 1859, in Illinois she was united in marriage with John Biggs, who preceded her in death on August 21, 1923. Ten children were born to them, six of whom survive: Mrs. H. G. Hounts and Mrs. Decatur Jennings, Kansas city, Mo.; Dee Biggs, Eaton, Colo.; John, Ed and Sam Biggs, Clinton. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Ferman Wetzel of Illinois. Mrs. Biggs had been a resident of Henry County for about 60 years, and had made her home with her son, Sam, since last fall. She was a good Christian woman, holding membership with the First Methodist Church. She was a kind and loving mother, and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. All the children, except the son of Colorado, were present at the funeral, which was conducted at the residence last Friday. Interment was in Englewood cemetery.

BIGGS, Mary Charlotte COLSON ANDERSON CLIZER
1871-1936
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. E. W. Biggs, a fine and public spirited woman, answered the summons of her Maker at 6 p.m. Tuesday. She had been ill for some time, a sufferer from a bad heart and a goiter, yet such was her interest in her friends and the things she loved to do that she was reluctant to acknowledge her poor health and often went beyond her strength. Such was the case last Wednesday, the day before her collapse, when she baked a fine devils food cake and brought a comfort and a choice quilt to the County Achievement Day display in the Clinton Christian church basement, among other fancy work items. Mrs. Biggs grew worse the last of the week and was unable to speak, although she was conscious until near the last. Her oldest brother, Dr. J. R. Colson, of Schell City, who came to her bedside Tuesday, said Mrs. Biggs had suffered a stroke. The end came easily. Mary Charlotte Colson was born July 1, 1871, the daughter of Archibald Bethel Colson, a native of Tennessee, then Kentucky, and Hannah Melissa Sevier, who were married during the war, lived for a short time in Clinton, then moved to what is known as the Colson homeplace, 13 miles west of Clinton. Here she and other members of their family were born and grew to adulthood, attending the Camp branch school, and learning fundamental lessons in thrift and industry that were invaluable assets to Mrs. Biggs as she assumed her place in the three homes her spirit blessed. She was first married to Isaac Anderson, whom death claimed in 1904. Two children survive the union, Mrs. Glenn Knaus of west of Clinton and Eugene Anderson of Pueblo, Colo.; four grandsons, Wilbur Eugene, Harold Edward, John Lewis and Donald Earle Knaus, and two granddaughters, Joanna and Shirley Mae. Later Mrs. Anderson became the wife of "Uncle Tom" (C. C.) Clizer of Montrose in 1911, following whose demise, she became in 1920, Mrs. E. W. Biggs. For a short time Mr. and Mrs. Biggs lived in Montrose, then on East Grand River street in Clinton until two years ago, when they returned to the part of the old Colson farm Mrs. Biggs had inherited. Mrs. Biggs was an unusually efficient woman, interested in her domestic duties, a fine cook and cheerful homemaker and a needle woman of great skill. At the Achievement day showing last Wednesday she won first prize on her appliqued quilt. She was clever at utilizing the materials at hand and a comfort made from yellow feed sacks was a most attractive piece of work. She told a friend at this display that she had made 150 quilts and given them to her friends, fellow Sunshine Club members, her nieces and nephews and other members of her family. For many years she was a member of the Woodman Circle, also belonged for a time to the B. & P. W. C. of Clinton, and was a member of the Presbyterian church in Clinton at the time of her death. She belonged to the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian church as a girl and moved her membership to Montrose while living there. She also took an active part in the B. H. I. C. and was a valuable member. Mrs. Biggs was a good mother and devoted to her grandchildren, who always lived near her, a dominant, forceful character. The funeral will be Thursday at the Hopewell church. She is survived by her son and daughter above mentioned, her husband; sisters, Mrs. J. R. Angle of Clinton; Mrs. T. L. Crissman, near Fayetteville, Ark.; brothers, B. S. Colson, near Piper; R. P. Colson, Montrose, who is very ill, and Dr. J. R. Colson of Schell City. Mrs. J. R. Colson and son, Eugene, Mrs. Wilbur Colson and little daughter of Schell City, were at her bedside at the time of her death and for the funeral.

BIGGS, Mary GREEN
1830-1919
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Biggs, known by all as Grandma Biggs, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. J. VanWinkle, living at 304 West Clinton street, early Saturday morning, March 15th, from the infirmities of old age. Deceased was born in Illinois, Nov. 9, 1830, being 88 years, 4 months and 6 days old. Her maiden name was Mary Green. She was united in marriage to James R. Biggs Feb. 3, 1847, and in 1867 came to Henry county to live. Clinton had been her home the past 40 years. Her husband died Dec. 4, 1911, and since that time had made her home with her daughter. She is survived by two daughters and four sons: Mrs. M. J. VanWinkle and G. A. Biggs, Clinton; Mrs. Mary I. Smith and James E. Biggs, of San Jose, Calif.; S. D. Biggs, New York City, and Elmer Biggs, near Urich. There are also 33 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Grandma Biggs was a good Christian woman. She had been a member of the M. E. church since girlhood. She is now at rest with loved ones who had preceded her to the Heavenly Home. Funeral services were conducted at the home, Monday, and the remains were interred in Englewood beside the graves of her husband and son.

BIGGS, Maxie L.
1902-1974
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jul 4 1974 - Maxie L. Biggs was born in Henry County, Mo., to Elmer and Eva Vanderpool Biggs on July 21st, 1902. He passed away June 6th at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 71 years. Both parents have preceded him in death. He was married to Eva Hood in 1941. She preceded him in death in 1956. He married Maxine McCandless in 1958, and she preceded him in death in 1959. He leaves two stepdaughters, Carolyn Woodling of Lawrence, Kansas and Marolyn Lewis of Columbia, Mo. and four step-grandchildren and several cousins. Maxie served in the U.S. Navy four years during World War II. He also served as a deputy sheriff in Clinton. He was manager of the Mo. Unemployment Office in Clinton, Mo. for 23 years. He retired from this office in August, 1968. After his retirement, his main enjoyment was going to family gatherings, also visiting with his friends. Maxie will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were June 8 at the Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BIGGS, Oka Lee McLANE LYNCH
1877-1921
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 1921 - Mrs. Sam Biggs died Tuesday night at 8:10 as the result of injuries received in the automobile accident June 6th, when the Clinton Line freight train struck the car driven by Mrs. Calvin Luallin near Garden City. It was thought at the time the injuries of Mrs. Biggs were not serious and she would soon recover, but it developed that there had been grave internal injuries, from which she could not recover. Loving relatives skilled nurses and physicians did all possible for her recovery but the injuries had been too serious. It will be remembered that she was sitting on the front seat on the side the engine struck, so it was remarkable that she was not instantly killed. Deceased was born Oct. 15, 1877, in Benton county and that and near Windsor was her home most of the time until moving to Clinton. She has been married twice, the first time to Jack Lynch, who has been dead a number of years. She was united in marriage to Sam Biggs 10 years ago last March. - (part of obit unreadable) - Funeral services at her late home, 3 miles (?) of Clinton, Wednesday afternoon, after which she was laid in Englewood.

BIGLAR, Frances Ann HANRAHAN
1871-1962
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 18 1962 - Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Ann Biglar, 91, Brownington, who died about 8 a.m., Sept. 12, were held Sept. 14, at the Brownington Baptist church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Mrs. Biglar, born March 11, 1871, in St. Clair County, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hanrahan. Her husband, Hiram W. Biglar died Oct. 5, 1943, and her daughter, Miss Ida Mae, died in 1952. She leaves a son, John Biglar, of the home, a number of nephews and nieces; many other relatives and friends.

BIGLER, Billy Dean
1925-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Billy Dean Bigler, son of Seth and Clara Cruzan Bigler, was born October 12, 1925, in Deepwater and passed away April 29, 1994, at the Veteran's Hospital in Columbia at the age of 68. Billy lived most of his life in Henry County, graduating from the Deepwater High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He worked at the Dickey Tile Factory until it closed, then as a tile-setter in Kansas City and Clinton. Billy was an active member of the Clinton Christian Church and the Clinton VFW Post. He had a lifelong love of sports and was an avid hunter and fisherman as long as his health permitted. Preceding him in death were his parents and one niece, Jill Bigler. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lucilla; two daughters, Deena and husband Bob Frakes of Leeton and Gayle and husband Gaylen Chiles of Selling, Ok.; four grandchildren, Shelly and Nathan Bancroft of Leeton and Nicholas and Brooke Chiles of Selling, Ok.; one brother, Morris and wife Charlene of Tyler. Tx.; one sister, Mary Lou and husband Sidney Brooks of Arlington Heights, Ill.; two nephews, Joe and wife Monica Bigler and Stanley and wife Michelle Brooks; one niece, Beth and husband Dan Kenning; a great niece and nephew; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Christian Church on Wednesday, May 4, 1994. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

BIGLER, Clara Elizabeth CRUZAN
1902-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clara Elizabeth Bigler, daughter of Mary E. Tetter and Albert I. Cruzan, was born March 21, 1902, near Warsaw, and passed away Tuesday, January 18, 1994, at Westwood Home in Clinton at the age of 91 years, nine months and 28 days. She united and was baptized at an early age with the Park Grove Christian Church, but later transferred to the Deepwater Christian Church where she was a member a greater part of her life, except for seven years when they lived in Lee's Summit. On January 6, 1923, she was united in marriage to Seth Bigler by Rev. A.N. Lindsay at his home in Clinton. Three children were born to this union, Morris, Bill and Mary Louise. She was a cook for the Deepwater School District for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Seth, one granddaughter, four brothers and one sister. She is survived by two sons, Morris and wife, Charlene, of Tyler, Texas, and Billy D. and wife Lucille, of Clinton; one daughter, Mary Louise and husband Sidney Brooks of Arlington Heights, Illinois; five grandchildren, Deena Frakes, Gaylen Chiles, Stanley Brooks, Beth Kenning and Joe Bigler, as well as six great-grandchildren. funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Saturday, January 22. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens.

BIGLER, Julia Elizabeth
1926-2012
Humansville Cemetery, Humansville, Polk Co, MO
Julia Elizabeth Bigler, 85, of Windsor, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehab. The daughter of Fred Carson and Lucy Lea Hamons Bigler, she was a native of Humansville, Missouri. Julia had moved to Windsor in 1999 to be near her family, coming from the Kansas City area. Julia spent her working career in the food service industry, primarily as a waitress, in several well known restaurant establishments in the Country Club Plaza and Westport areas of Kansas City. A longtime place of employment was the Nichols Restaurant on the Plaza, an establishment owned by J. C. Nichols, developer of the Country Club Plaza. Julia was preceded in death by her parents; 5 sisters Juanita Cox, Opal Sartin, Hazel Bigler, Pauline Bartholomew, Peggy Howard; and 2 brothers Russell Bigler and Howard Bigler. She is survived by sisters Harriett Knifong of Warrensburg and Mildred Hager of Wellington; brothers Henry Bigler and wife Betty, of Clinton; Raymond Bigler and wife Cecile of Clinton; brother-in-law Bobby Howard of Windsor; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Murray Funeral Home, Humansville. Burial will follow in the Humansville Cemetery.

BIGLER, Lucille Irene McCLYMOND
1927-2007
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2007 - Lucille Irene Bigler, age 80 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral Services will be Monday, October 29, 2007 at the Clinton Christian Church. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Clinton Christian Church. She is survived by her daughters, Deena Frakes and husband Robert of Clinton and Gayle Chiles of Seilings, Oklahoma, one brother Wendell McClymond and wife Thelma of Kansas City, two sisters Esther Mortensen of Tulsa Oklahoma and Ruth Kidney of Belton, four grandchildren Shelly VanDresser and husband Noah of Portland Oregon, Nathan Bancroft of Clinton, Nicholas Chiles of Alva, Oklahoma, and Brooke Chiles of Norman, Oklahoma, and two great grandchildren Ezekiel and Elijah vanDresser, and two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Brooks and husband Sidney of Illinois and Charlene Bigler of Texas.

BIGLER, Morris Seth
1924-1999
Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co, TX
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 10 2000 - Memorial services for Morris Seth Bigler, 75, Tyler, Texas, were held Tuesday, December 28, at Highland Presbyterian Church in Tyler. Mr. Bigler was born in Deepwater, May 13, 1924, where he lived until joining the Army Air Corps in 1944 during World War II. For the past 39 years he had been a resident of Tyler, Texas, where prior to his retirement in 1986, he was general manager of Bill Day Tire Centers. He was a past president of the Optimist Club, on the board of directors for the Humane Society, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and served two and a half years as a PAL at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jill Bigler. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Bigler, Tyler, TX; son and wife, Joe and Monica Bigler, Laurel, Mississippi; grandchildren, Seth and Kimberly of Laurel; sister and husband, Mary Lou and Sidney Brooks, Poplar Grove, Illinois, and isster-in-law, Lucille Bigler of Clinton.

BIGUM, Gordon Doan
1924-1946
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Thursday, Oct. 17 1946 - The 81st birthday celebration of Joseph Brocker of near Drexel, grandfather of Junior Robinson, changed suddenly Sunday afternoon from a stage of happiness and laughter to a scene of stark tragedy when the airplane, a BT-13, in which they had all been taking rides, went into a frightening dive and crashed, to be engulfed in angry flames. Junior Robinson, well known and greatly loved young Clinton auctioneer, his cousin, David Wilson, 26, of Louisburg, Kansas, and the pilot, Gordon Bigum, of the Clinton Airport, and a former U.S. Army pilot, were aboard the ill fated plane and died before they could be rescued. The former army training plane that had been converted to commercial use was maintained at the Clinton airport and Mr. Robinson had chartered it to go to his grandfather's birthday dinner at noon Sunday as he did not have time to drive. They were using a smooth 80 acre field of F. E. Hill, a mile east of Drexel, for the operations of the plane and all members of the family were there following the big birthday dinner and the presentation of the radio to Mr. Brocker which was his special gift of the day. He also had been up for a ride just preceding the takeoff that proved fatal to his two grandsons and Mr. Bigum. Mr. Wilson was in a business similar to that of Mr. Robinson, helping his father in the office or the Paola Market Sale, and had been but a few months home from the Navy Air Corps. Gordon Doan Bigum, only child of Gordon L. and Mildred Doan Bigum, was born in Deepwater, July 4, 1924. Here he attended grade and high school, graduating with the class of 1942. In Dec. 1942, he answered his country's call, enlisting with the Army Air corps. After basic training, he received armament and bombardier schooling, finishing as gunner on a B-17. He was then assigned for overseas duty on the coast of South America when he was called back for cadet training which he had always desired. He attended the university of Nevada and upon completion of his training was commissioned Second Lieutenant at LaJunta, CO. His B-17 training was completed at Dyersburg, TN., where the combat crew was formed for overseas duty and he gained the coveted place of first pilot. this crew was twice alerted for overseas duty but each time was detained. From early childhood, Gordon had been interested in planes and to be able to pilot one was life's dearest wish fulfilled. After the surrender of Germany, he was sent to Laredo, TX., for research work, from where he was sent to the separation center at Ft. Leavenworth, KS., for discharge on Oct. 1, 1945, making almost three years in service. Since his discharge he has been at the Clinton airport where he was an instructor. Surviving are his bereaved parents, fiancee, Miss Dorothea Greenwell of the Mt. Zion area; two grandmothers, Mrs. Lille Bigum of Deepwater and Mrs. Rosa Doan of Kansas City. Funeral services were conducted Monday. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery. Hurst Funeral Service in charge.

BIGUM, Gordon L. "Babe"
1894-1965
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 9 1965 - Funeral services for Gordon L. "Babe" Bigum, Deepwater, who died Aug. 30 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, were held Sept. 1, at the Deepwater Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, with Vansant Funeral Home in charge. Gordon L. Bigum, son of William and Lillie Chiles Bigum, was born near Deepwater Feb. 6, 1894 and spent his entire life in the area with the exception of time spent in the armed forces and one year in Kansas City. On May 10, 1922, he married Mildred Esta Doan, and one son, Gordon Doan Bigum blessed their union. He preceded his father in death on Oct. 13, 1946. Mr. Bigum was a three-year veteran of WW I serving 18 months overseas. He was a member of the American Legion Post, the Wally Byam Caravan Club, the First Baptist Church at Deepwater, and of the Masonic Lodge. He was employed with the Crowe Coal Co., retiring in 1954. His hobbies were fishing and traveling. Mr. and Mrs. Bigum have taken several trips to Florida in recent winters, traveling comfortably in their modern camper. He also was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother.

BIGUM, Mildred Esta DOAN
1903-1994
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred Esta Bigum, 91, Napa, California, died Sunday, November 20, 1994, at the home of her nephew, Rev. Jim Davis. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 29, at the Clinton Assembly of God Church with burial in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Bigum was born near Brownington, and was a lifelong Henry County resident before she moved to California in September of 1993. She was the office nurse for Dr. Shelby Hughes for 32 years. She was local registrar of vital records for Henry County for 20 years. She was a member of the Clinton Assembly of God Church. She was married to Gordon L. Bigum who preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother Lester Doane, Grand Junction, Colorado, and one sister, Olive Dreckman, Denver, Colorado, and a number of nieces and nephews.

BILBRUCK, Lillian Marie JOHNSON
1907-2000
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 2000 - Lillian Marie Bilbruck, daughter of Joe and Elizabeth Owens Johnson, was born January 26, 1907, near the Thrush Community. She died at the Westwood Nursing Center on November 16, 2000. She lived in the Calhoun area all of her life. She married George Bilbruck on May 23, 1930, at Roseland, She worked at the International Shoe Factory for 23 years. She was a member of the Calhoun Baptist church where she was a Sunday School teacher. She was also active in the Calhoun Colt show. Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband George; three brothers, Elvin Johnson, Robert Johnson and Buford Johnson; two sisters, Christie Harper and Ida Myrtle Smith, and one grandson, Jerry Joe Wallace. Survivors include one son, James Bilbruck and wife Shirley, Calhoun; one daughter, Wanda Joe Wood and husband Bill, Shell Knob; one sister, Elaine Motsinger, Warrensburg; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were November 18 at the Calhoun Baptist Church. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

BILDERBACK, Clara CRABTREE
1889-1959
Clara Crabtree Bilderback, 70, daughter of John Oscar and Frances Anna Charron Crabtree, was born Aug. 26, 1889 and passed away July 23, 1959. She was married to Earl Bilderback, son of Jeff and Nancy Bilderback of the Mt. Zion area. She was buried in Jacksonville, Florida.

BILDERBACK, Doris Wynona LANGSTON
1912-1989
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Doris W. Bilderback, 77, Windsor, died Thursday morning at the Golden Valley Hospital. She was born February 19, 1912 in Windsor to the late Luther R. and Myrtle E. Stickrod Langston. On April 11, 1936, she married Devere Bilderback, who died March 10, 1989. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church of Windsor and the O. E. S. Chapter 102 of Windsor. Survivors include several cousins. Funeral services will be Saturday at the Hadley chapel in Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak.

BILDERBACK, Howard Devere
1912-1989
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Devere Bilderback 77, of Windsor died March 10, 1989 at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born in Brownington, son of John William and Ethel Frances Bybee Bilderback. He was married April 11, 1936 in Windsor to Doris W. Langston. She survives at the home. Mr. Bilderback was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II and worked for the post office for 31 years, retiring as assistant postmaster at Windsor in 1974. He was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church, Chapter 102 O. E. S. and the Windsor Masonic Lodge No. 29. He is survived by his wife; an aunt and uncle; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday at the Hadley Chapel in Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak cemetery.

BILDERBACK, Nancy Kathryn STEWART
1867-1955
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 4 1955 - Friends in the Mt. Zion and Brownington communities and all the surrounding area were saddened with the news of the death of Mrs. T. J. Bilderback on Saturday, July 30, 1955, at her home in Brownington. She had been an invalid for years, but her strong, brave spirit always rose above bodily ills and the cheering influence of her life was felt by everyone who knew her Nancy Catheryn Stewart, daughter of Henry H. and Rebecca Curd Stewart, was born Nov. 22, 1867, at Brownington, Mo., where she grew to young womanhood. She was married Aug. 4, 1884, to Thomas Jefferson Bilderback and they established their home at Mt. Zion. just west of the Little Village. There they reared their family and developed their farm home into one of the prettiest places in the community. Only advanced years and ill health could take them from the farm life they loved so well, but 17 years ago they retired to make their home in Brownington. Mr. Bilderback died in 1944 but she continued to make her home there, making frequent visits with those of the close-knit family circle and drawing to her always many dear friends. As her health declined more and more, a daughter, Mrs. Ada Stafford of Kansas City, came to care fur her mother, giving her true love and companionship to the time of her death. Mrs. Bilderback was a Christian from youth, a staunch Baptist, and the last charter member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church organized Apr. 11, 1895. She gave freely of her time and means to every church cause and to every worthwhile community endeavor. Her great heart went out also to the individual, brightening the day for many, serving, comforting, always sensing the need. During her years of invalidism, friends beat a path to her door, sharing a bit of news, an interesting incident or a delicacy from the kitchen, and this she loved. but always they took way more than they brought strength, cheer, inspiration. Mrs. Bilderback loved folks and delighted to mingle with them on such occasions as picnics and fairs. She rarely missed the Deepwater Labor and Harvest Picnics and she was photographed the past two years as she sat in a car to greet her friends. She was always especially proud when her son Jack, rode his trained horse and led the parade on these occasions. Surviving this good woman are the following children; Earl Bilderback, Jacksonville, Florida; Pearl Joplin, Santa Ana, California; Ada Stafford of the home; Mrs. W. J. Lloyd, Palo Verde, California; and Jack Bilderback, Kansas City. Two sons, Wm. and t. J. Bilderback, Jr. are deceased. She leaves 5 grandchildren; Devere Bilderback, Windsor, Mo.; Ray Joplin, California; T. J. Bilderback, Florida, Cleda Boswell and Henry Bilderback, Texas. Many other relatives and many friends also mourn her passing. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 1, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was beside her husband in Maplewood Cemetery, near Brownington, Missouri. Hurst Funeral Service of Deepwater was in charge of arrangements.

BILDERBACK, Thomas Jefferson
1855-1944
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - T. J. Bilderback, one of Henry County's outstanding farmers and stockman, and who had been a resident of Brownington the past 5 years, died there at 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 1944, following three years of failing health. He had been devotedly cared for by his wife, who had lately been efficiently assisted by Mrs. Mollie Kern, who had been occupying an apartment in the Bilderback home. Thomas Jefferson Bilderback was born in La Clede, Missouri, May 7, 1855, the son of Thomas H. and Sarah Rimmers Bilderback. He was educated in the Le Clede County Schools and previous to his coming to Henry County in 1885 farmed there. In 1890 Mr., Bilderback purchased 120 acres in the Mt. Zion community, to which he soon added 200 acres more, the beginning of the famous "Walnut Grove Stock Farm" of Osage Township. Mr. Bilderback was one of the early farmers of the county to envision the opportunities of raising and feeding cattle in this section, where so much corn was grown and where access to the city markets was easy, offering unusual advantages to the stockmen. A small two room house was on the farm when Mr. Bilderback purchased it, and this was replaced in 1894 by a seven room home with wide porches and sundeck, and a neat whiteboard fence enclosing the yard. His big cow barns were separate from the horse barn and he had tracks connecting with silos and feeding troughs to make feeding easier. August 4, 1885, Mr. Bilderback and Nancy C. Stewart were united in marriage, the beginning of a long and beautiful life together. Six children gladdened their home. Surviving with Mrs. Bilderback are a son, Jack Bilderback, and daughter, Mrs. Ada Stafford of Kansas City; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Lloyd of Montrose; Mrs. Pearl Joplin of St. Louis; and a son, Earl Bilderback of Jacksonville, Florida. Funeral services will be held at Brownington Baptist Church Thursday, and burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington, Missouri.

BILDERBACK, Violet SNYDER
1906-1991
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Violet Bilderback, 85, Springfield, passed away at Mercy Villa Nursing Home in Springfield the evening of December 27, 1991, after a lengthy illness. She was the youngest of five daughters of Jacob F. and Emma E. (Knisely) Snyder. She was born at the family home near Mt. Zion in Henry County on August 16, 1906. She spent her childhood at the family farm at Mt. Zion. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She grew up to be a beautiful, vivacious and popular young woman. She was united in marriage to C. G. (Jack) Bilderback of the Mt. Zion community on August 12, 1934. They established their home in Kansas City. Jack was an expert welder and he and Violet established their own business of boiler-making and boiler repair. She was instrumental in the portion of the business, making it a very successful enterprise. They served many of the major businesses in Kansas City. She continued to operate the business until she retired after the passing of her husband. She was stricken with Alzhimer's disease in 1982 and became a patient at Mercy Villa where she remained until her passing. She as preceded in death by her parents' two brothers, Donald R. and Jacob F. Snyder, Jr., and her four sisters, Ruby Greenwell, Lena M. Gover, Florence Barker and Audra Talley. Surviving her are a brother-in-law, Alpha O. Talley, Springfield; three nieces, Claudia Barnes of Mt. Zion, Dorothy Harrison, Denver, Co., Maxine Barks, St. Regis, Montana, and two nephews, Bill Barker of Kansas City and Bob Barker of Columbia. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 31, 1991, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

BILES, Etta May HARRIS
1887-1961
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Oct 27 1961 - Last rites for Mrs. J. H. Biles, 73, Lowry City, who died Oct. 10 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City after a lingering illness, were conducted October 12, at Lowry City Baptist Church. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery. Etta May Harris was born Nov. 8, 1887, near Bear Creek, Cedar County, Mo., daughter of Thomas Taylor and Elizabeth Jane Phillips Harris. They moved to Lowry City when she was 12 years of age. She attended Lowry City public schools. She married James H. Biles Oct. 13, 1907, who preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1956, as well as a two-year old daughter, Dulcie May. She professed her faith in Christ and with her husband united with the Baptist Church of Lowry City in May, 1913. Her membership always remained at this church to which she was faithful and enjoyed attending until her husband's health prevented. She was a good Christian, a wonderful wife, mother and friend. She leaves five children, Loma Emil Biles, Gardner, Kan.; Arvin Henry Biles, Mayfield, Kan.; Dora Belle DiLorenzo, Haines City, Fla.; Jewel Fern Shaw, Kansas City, Mo.; and Lillis May Ferguson, Kansas City, Kan.; two brothers, Ora Harris, Wichita, Kan.; Virgil Harris, North Kansas City, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

BILES, Robert Eugene "Bob"
1964-2013
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2013 - Robert Eugene "Bob" Biles, 48, Clinton, was born November 2, 1964, at General Hospital, Clinton, delivered by Dr. W. D. Bradshaw, and died May 26, 2013, at the home of his oldest son in Mount Vernon. Bob is survived by two sons, Robert "Robbie" Earl Biles and his wife, Chelsea, and their son, Landen, and Joseph "Joe" Thomas Biles, his companion, Sarah, and children, Lilly and Zander of Mount Vernon; one stepson, William Tack of Clinton. Also surviving is the mother of his children, Alicia Greene; his mother, Katherine Raydonna Biles of Clinton; one brother, Thomas 'Tom" Biles and his companion, Helen Snyder of Deepwater; one sister, Martha "Mert" James and husband, Mark, and their son, David, Clinton; two half-sisters, Cherry Ann Biles Jolly, Clinton, and Neva Marie Biles Graves of Mountain Home, AR; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Preceding Bob in death were his father, Elton S. Biles, and all of his grandparents. Bob completed his academic studies and graduated from the Clinton School system. Bob was a quiet and shy boy, but enjoyed playing Little League Baseball where he excelled as a pitcher. Also he grew up working around old cars in the family salvage yard and could at times be a bit of a "daredevil" with bicycles, go carts and old cars. In later years he coached Little League baseball teams and led them to the Little League Championship playoffs. Bob was a quiet man who kept his own counsel and liked nothing more than being out in the wild communicating with nature, fishing and hunting deer. He will be missed and remembered by many who had the opportunity to know him. Services will be held Friday, May 31, at the Clinton Rotary Building, northwest corner of the Clinton Square.

BILLINGS, Everett C.
1937-2004
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 23 2004 - Everett C. Billings, 66, Green Ridge, died Friday morning, August 20, 2004, at his home. He was born September 19, 1937, in rural Smithton, the son of Homer John and Mina Anderson Billings. On June 16, 1963, he married Betty Templeton, who survives of the home. He attended Lone Star School and graduated from Smithton High School in 1955. Shortly after, the family moved to the Green Ridge area. He worked for "Doc" Johnson's Landscaping and then become a farm laborer, building a dairy herd at the same time. He served in the United States Army from 1961-1963. He worked briefly for Investors Diversified Services before becoming a full-time farmer. He served on the board of directors of the Missouri Farmers Association from 1979-1982. He was a member of Camp Branch Baptist Church for 49 years and served on many committees and as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School director and choir director. He was an active deacon for 31 years. Also surviving are his children, Deanna Hendrich and husband Brad, Clinton, and Clifton Billings and wife Lena, Green Ridge; one granddaughter Olivia Billings, Green Ridge; three sisters, Marjorie Harvey and husband Sam, Walla Walla, Washington, Genevieve Brizendine and husband Wesley, Springfield, and Betty Fielder and husband Earl, Sedalia, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. His parents preceded him in death. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 24, at the Heckart-Gillespie Funeral Home in Sedalia. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia.

BILLINGS, Zoe Elizabeth STRIEBY
1903-1993
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Zoe Elizabeth Strieby Billings was born July 4, 1903, in Bakersfield, Oregon; the daughter of Ulysses Grant Strieby and Dora (Hunter) Strieby. She passed away July 19, 1993, at the South Park Care Center in Kansas City at the age of 90. She was born in a lean-to, delivered by her father. He was a doctor and her mother was a teacher. Being born on the Fourth of July, she was greeted every year on her birthday with a firecracker. She was married to Chester E. Billings and to this union a daughter was born. She lived in Clinton a number of years before moving to the Kansas City area in 1940. During war time, she worked in an ammunition factory, helping in the war effort. She was interested in gardening and in canning. She especially loved flowers. She was a very good neighbor and was always doing things for her neighbors. Her niece says she was the very best aunt, also. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Methodist Church, Kansas City. She loved children and for a number of years she did babysitting for the church and was called Grandma by everyone. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Billings, Leawood, Kansas; one sister, Imojean Linstrom Clark, Fayetteville, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Melanie Runge, and two great-grandsons, Kris Kelly and Bryan Kelly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester, in 1972, and one brother, Buster. Funeral services were Friday, July 23, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

BILLINGSLEY, Ronald Benton
1927-1992
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ronald Benton Billingsley, 65, Holden, passed away Friday, December 25, 1992 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. He was born November 1, 1927 in Warrensburg, the son of Jesse Jerome and Hazel (Hobbs) Billingsley. He married Mary Lou Feighner on July 1, 1957 in Rogers, Arkansas. She preceded him in death May 6, 1968. On January 24, 1969 he married the former Vicky Gard in Holden. He lived near Holden most of his life. Mr. Billingsley was a farmer and he had worked 37 years at Stahl Specialty Company in Kingsville, Mo. where he was a tool room machinist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He served in General MacArthur's honor guard in Japan. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Holden and of the Holden VFW. He leaves his wife Vicky Billingsley of the home; five sons, Mitchell Billingsley, Warrensburg, Matthew Billingsley and Monte Billingsley, both of Holden, Mark Billingsley, Roland, Ok., and Bob Corlew, Holden; one daughter Bambi Burden, Warrensburg; his mother Hazel Billingsley, Holden; two sisters, Jennifer Dodson, Holden and Donna Kay Poyner, Alamosa, Colorado; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and one son Michael Billingsley. Funeral services were Monday, December 28, 1992 at the First United Methodist Church, Holden. Burial was in Holden Cemetery.

BILYEU, Barbara Ellen BLACKWELL
1940-2013
New Liberty Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2013 - Barbara E. Bilyeu, age 72 of Holden died Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City. Barbara Ellen Blackwell was born June 8, 1940, in Clinton to Otis and Byrdeen (Snyder) Blackwell. The family moved to Parkville and the addition of a sister, Bonita Joyce, came in 1942. Otis moved his little family to Holden and went off to war in 1943. The family then moved to Kansas City in 1949 where Barbara went through the Kansas City School system, graduating from Paseo High School in 1958. Barbara married Jerry Duane Bilyeu in August 1958 and they lived in Kansas City. Barbara was a secretary for Star Boat and Motors and Jerry worked for Bendix Aviation Corporation. They became the parents of Jolene, Karen, Gene and David, and lived on the farm at Holden after Jerry's death in 1983. Barb went to work as a secretary at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home and Coldwell Banker Townsend Real Estate, retiring in 2001. After retiring she enjoyed life on the family farm with her children and grandchildren. Barbara was a very talented artist, enjoying painting and marketing Cameo paints for many years. Barb won many blue ribbons for her wonderful bread at the Holden Fair and her lovely quilts that were both pieced and embroidered and painted. Barb is survived by her children, Gene Bilyeu and Toni Folson, David Bilyeu and Anita White, Joelene Dunlap-Backes and husband, Kenny, and Karen Eagleson and husband, Harlan; her sister, Bonita Townsend and husband, Charles; eight grandchildren, Christopher Eagleson, Karell Johnson, Brett Dunlap, Samantha Bell, Jessica Jones, Jerry Dennis Bilyeu, Snowy Bilyeu and Kelli Moore; six great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Johnson, Tabitha Bell, Madison Jones, Jared Moore, Lexis Moore and Cody Moore; two nephews, Ron Shanks and Bob Shanks, as well as a number of cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 19, at Williams Funeral Chapel, Holden. Interment was in New Liberty Cemetery, Holden.

BILYEU, Dorothea J. STRELLUF
1912-2008
New Liberty Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 7 2008 - Dorothea J. Bilyeu, 95, Holden, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Dorothea was born on Oct. 3, 1912, in Magnolia, the daughter of Harry A. Strelluf and Beulah D. (Munday) Strelluf. She graduated from the Blairstown High School and attended Smith Cotton College in Sedalia. She married J. D. Bilyeu on May 28, 1934, in Merriam, Kansas. Dorothea was a lifelong Holden area resident. She had been an employee of Holden Manufacturing, Royal Industries and also the Lake City Ammunition Plant at one time. She also farmed her entire adult life. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Holden and Royal Neighbors of America. She was also actively involved in the OATS program in the Holden area. Survivors include a daughter-in-law Barbara Bilyeu of Holden; four grandchildren, Jolene Dunlap-Backes and her husband Kenny of Pleasant Hill, Karen Eagleson and her husband Harlan, of Holden, Gene Bilyeu and his special friend, Toni Folsom of Holden and David Bilyeu and his special friend Anita White, also of Holden; seven great-grandchildren, Brett and Samantha Dunlap, Christopher and Karell Eagleson, Jessica Jones, Jerry and Snowy Bilyeu. Dorothea was preceded in death by her husband, a son Jerry Bilyeu, and a sister Bessie Hook. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 9, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery at Magnolia.

BINAM, Beulah Irene NOLTING
1923-1998
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Irene Nolting Binam was born January 28, 1923, In Clinton, the daughter of Claude and Beulah (Boley) Nolting. She died Saturday, August 1, 1998, at her home in Clinton. Irene graduated from Clinton High School and attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. On March 8, 1945, she married John Binam. Irene lived in Oregon for a time, where she was office manager of the San Juan Lumber Company, while her husband was plant manager. John and Irene played in a country band in Oregon. She played piano and bass fiddle, playing rodeos, dances and on the radio. She also lived in Colorado before moving to Clinton 10 years ago. For a number of years, Irene worked as an accountant for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband John, of the home; two sons, Keith Binam and wife Norma, Midland, Texas, and Kevin Binam and wife Adrienne, Salem, Oregon: two daughters, Susan Cimmiyotti and husband Robert, Ft Bragg, California, and Alison Nivens and husband Jim, Ft. Worth, Texas; one brother, Claude Nolting and wife Jean, Clinton: two sisters, Midge Farmer and husband Jack, Clinton, and Evona Phillips, Laclede, also eight grandchildren. Memorial graveside services were held Thursday, August 6, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BINAM, John Oliver
1920-2008
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 15 2008 - John Oliver Binam, 87, Prineville, Oregon, formerly of Clinton, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Ochoco Care Center, Prineville. Oliver was born to Walter and Grace Binam in Huntsville, Arkansas. In 1936, the Binam family sold their Arkansas farm and moved to Camp Watson - a mill camp in eastern Oregon. At the age of 16, Oliver started felling timber and working in the local sawmill with his Dad and brother, Claude. In his late teens, Oliver joined the Navy and saw active duty in the Second World War and later during the Korean War. While stationed in San Diego, CA, Oliver met Irene Nolting and they were married in 1945. After the war, Oliver and Irene moved to Prineville, Oregon where Oliver went back to work in the lumber industry. Aside from his five years in the Navy and a 13-year stint as a foreman of a cattle ranch, Oliver worked mostly in the lumber industry and in several different Western states. While he held a number of different positions, Oliver liked sawmill construction the best. During his career he oversaw three sawmill remodels and the construction of one greenfield stud mill. After retiring, Oliver and Irene moved to Clinton, Missouri - Irene's home town, where they enjoyed traveling, buying and selling pottery, and visiting with family and friends. Irene died in August 1998 and a year later Oliver sold their home and moved back to Prineville, where he spent the last nine years of his life. Oliver is survived by four children and their spouses; Keith and Norma Binam (Midland, Texas), Susan and Bob Cimmiyotti (Mendocino, California), Kevin and Adrienne Binam (Keizer, Oregon), Alison and Jim Nivens (Fort Worth, Texas), eight grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and their children, and many friends. We will all miss Oliver - his kind heart and helpful nature. A memorial service was conducted at the Missionary Baptist Church in Prineville, Oregon, on Saturday, May 3. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 17, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BINDER, Bessie PRITCHARD
1923-2010
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2010 - Bessie Binder, 87, of Sedalia, Missouri, formerly of Green Ridge, Mo., died late Thursday night, December 23, 2010, at the Fair View Nursing Home, Sedalia. She was born September 6, 1923, in Wellington, Kansas, the daughter of George Samuel Pritchard and Sarah Esther (Kennedy) Pritchard. On January 26, 1949, in LaMonte, Mo., she married Quintin Clifford Binder, Sr., who preceded her in death on December 24, 1983. Mrs. Binder was a homemaker and farm wife. Before her marriage, she worked for Swift and Company as a bookkeeper for a short time. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sedalia, Mo. She also volunteered as a 4-H leader when her children were growing up. Survivors include 3 sons, Quintin Clifford Binder, Jr., Frederick Eugene Binder and James Leonard Binder, all of Green Ridge, Mo.; 2 daughters, Patricia Sarah Koenigsfeld, Linn, Mo.; and Barbara Ann Tavener, Sedalia, Mo.; 9 grandchildren, Thaddeus, Brendan, Michael, April, Robert, Quintin III, Frederick II, Jessica, and Sarah; 2 step-grandsons, Nathan and Justin; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Pritchard, Green Ridge, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathrine Batrouny, 3 half-brothers, Tom Pritchard, George Pritchard, and Dave Pritchard, and two half-sisters, Elsa Pritchard and Margaret. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sedalia. Burial will be in the Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge.

BINDER, Dennis E. "Dennie"
1924-2005
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2005 - Dennis E. "Dennie" Binder, 81, Windsor, died Monday afternoon, April 25, 2005, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. He was born March 20, 1924, in Pettis County, near Green Ridge, the son of Willie Frederick Binder and Gladys K. (Thomson) Binder. On February 17, 1945, in Sedalia, he married Dorothy Mae Tolley, who survives of the home. He was a farmer and worked at the MFA Elevator in Windsor for over 20 years and also was a school bus driver for the Green Ridge School District for 10 years. He was a member of Eldorado Methodist Church, rural Green Ridge. In addition to his wife Dorothy, he is survived by two sons, Wayne W. Binder, Garland, Texas, and Richard L. Binder, Green Ridge; three daughters, Judy K. Dick, Sedalia, Linda L. Hunt, Windsor, and Rita F. Stick, Chilhowee; two sisters, Thelma Elliott and Vivian Street, both of Green Ridge; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Quintin Binder, and a sister Doris Ryan. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 28, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Green Ridge Cemetery.

BINDER, Gladys K. THOMSON
1894-1992
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys K. Binder, 97, Windsor, died Friday afternoon, October 9, at Resthaven in Windsor Nursing Home. She was born December 7, 1894, in Seymour, Indiana, the daughter of M. V. and Olive May Fagan Thomson. On February 8, 1916, in Sedalia, she married W. F. Binder, who preceded her in death on June 25, 1969. Mrs. Binder was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Manilla, Mo. She is survived by one son, Dennis Binder of Green Ridge; three daughters, Thelma Elliott, Doris Ryan and Vivian Street, all of Green Ridge; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, October 12, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was at Green Ridge Cemetery.

BINGAMAN, James Bruce
1917-1991
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
James B. Bingaman, 73, 828 East Franklin Street, Lot 10, died Sunday, May 19, 1991 at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born in Marshfield and had lived in Clinton since 1950. He was a carpenter before retiring in 1965. He and his wife owned Bingaman's Antiques in Clinton. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Jessie, of the home; one son, Dale Cooper of Independence; three daughters, Leona Wilson of Blairstown, Velma Dalton and Mary Krell, both of Clinton; two brothers, Bob Bingaman and Harold Bingaman, both of Springfield; two sisters, Pansey Long of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Icle Brown of Independence; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, with burial in Englewood.

BINGAMAN, Jessie Virgie Ellen SMITH COOPER
1918-1991
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jessie Virgie Ellen Bingaman, daughter of Elmer W. Smith and Ollie Rodman Smith, was born March 29, 1918, in Clinton. For several years she suffered from failing health. Her brave struggle ended Christmas Eve, December 24, 1991, about 9:45 p.m. at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She was 73 years of age. She spent most of her life in Clinton attending Washington and Jefferson Park schools through the eighth grade. She was united in marriage to Lee King Cooper July 24, 1933. To this union five children were born, Kenneth Lee, Dale Eugene, Leona Mae, Velma Lee and Mary Ellen. On December 26, 1951, she married James Bruce Bingaman in Bentonville, Ark. Together they provided positive influences in the family life of the children. Hand in hand, the hardworking and enterprising couple owned and operated the successful Bingamans' Antique Shop, a laundromat and a home and apartment rental business. They also planned and built two new homes which they lived in. The last six years they resided at 828 Franklin in Clinton. She found pleasure in personalizing her home through curtains, bedspreads, wall decor all done in her own unique style. She was known for her quick smile and always maintained an interest in what went on around her. She kept a tidy and well organized home based on "a place for everything and everything in its place". A special joy to her was keeping abreast of the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren's activities and accomplishments. Jessie and Jim were privileged to have three winter vacations in their camper, to Brownsville, Texas, and one in Kingman, Arizona. They brought back lots of souvenirs and memories to share. For a number of years they enjoyed being a part of a small group of card playing friends. Among her hobbies were crocheting and making original pillows which she gave to her daughters, granddaughters and others. She enjoyed receiving guests and was quick to offer snacks and a cool drink. She found pleasure in planting in the soil vegetable and flower gardens until her activities were severely restricted by rheumatoid arthritis. She was a devoted caregiver to Mr. Bingaman during his two year battle with lung cancer and long hospital stay. Just two months after his death her health began a rapid decline when she suffered several heart attacks, three stays in Golden Valley Hospital and a Life Flight to Research in Kansas City. She is survived by one son; Dale E. Cooper of Smithville; three daughters, Leona Wilson of Blairstown, Velma Dalton and Mary Krell, both of Clinton; two sisters, Velma Epperson and Polly Routh of Clinton. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Scott and Jimmy Wilson, Beth Cochran, Keith Dalton, Kerry Loman, Kristy Butcher, Mandy Dalton, Jane and Zachoriah Poland, Shelby and Michael Cooper and Larry Alexander. Also 13 great-grandchildren who gave her much pleasure; Bobbie, Jeremy, Christine, Bryan and Whitney Wilson, Trista and D. J. Wilson, Tabi and Kelsi Cochran, Alicia and Melaine Dalton, Stanton Loman and Stephanie Butcher. Preceding her in death were her parents, Elmer and Ollie; one young son, Kenneth Lee; brothers, Roy, Robert, Ray, Ralph, Russell and Rolla, and sisters, Virginia and Alice Stotts. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Friday, December 27, 1991. Burial was held at the Englewood Cemetery.

BINKLEY, Beulah L.
1911-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2003 - Beulah L. Binkley, 92, Clinton, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Among survivors is her daughter, Phyllis J. Pointer of Clinton.

BIRCH, Emily Jane REDMAN
1853-1931
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - MRS. EMILY JANE BIRCH DIED At the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. C. LaHue, on North Washington street, at 10:20 p. m., Wednesday, March 11th. She had been in failing health for some time, and suffered intensely the last few weeks of her life. March first, she was taken to Kansas City, and examined by a specialist, in hopes that her life might be spared. Emily Jane Redman was born March 28, 1853, in Kansas, Ill., making her 77 years, 11 months, and 17 days old. She was united in marriage with Jacob Birch, of Charleston, Ill., in 1871. He died September 1, 1925. Five children were given to this union. One died in infancy, and one at the age of fourteen. Those surviving the mother are Avery A., and George L. Birch, of Deepwater, and Mrs. N. C. LaHue, of Clinton. There are 18 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. Rose Rogers, of Seymour, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Birch and their family came to Henry county in wagons, 56 years ago, and settled about seven miles south of where Deepwater is now located. At that time, there was no town there, and they saw the railroad built, the factory come into Deepwater, and all the business interests developed in that side of the county. Mrs. Birch was converted a number of years ago, and united with the Christian church. She was faithful in attendance, and had a part in all its activities, and all things to promote better living. She lived with her daughter, Mrs. LaHue, for more than twenty-five years, where she assisted in all the details of homemaking, and the mothering of grandchildren and great grandchildren, her greatest pleasure being to cook the things that they liked to eat, and to plan their play times, and she entered into the spirit of youth with them. Her funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Friday afternoon. Burial was in the Englewood cemetery. The pallbearers were her grandsons, and grandsons-in-law, and were as follows: Arlington Birch, and Warren Browning, of Deepwater; Arthur LaHue, Brunswick, Mo.; Bernice LaHue, Kansas City, and Walter and Marshall LaHue, Clinton.

BIRCH, George L. "Mike"
1875-1938
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Sudden death came to George L. Birch, known to a myriad of friends and acquaintances as "Mike," at the Hestand coal mine, south of Deepwater, Thursday, April 14, 1938. Mrs. Birch was busily engaged in mining, when, without any warning, rock fell directly on him, crushing his body terribly and causing almost instant death. Mr. Birch's co-workers, Joe Hurst and George Jackson, assisted in removing the body, which required almost an hour, but the man was beyond the reach of medical hands. Dr. S.B. Hughes, county coroner, viewed the remains and heard the details of the accident, but deemed no inquest necessary. George L. Birch was born in St. Clair, County, Missouri, December 20, 1875, son of Jacob Birch and Emily Redman. Birch had spent his entire life in St. Clair and Henry County. He was married to Mrs. Josie Slavens about 20 years ago. For many years Mr. Birch lived in Deepwater, a genial, kind-hearted man, who possessed scores of friends. All outdoor sports, especially fishing, were his great delight, and a dog was his almost constant companion. Surviving him are a sister, Mrs. N.C. LaHue, Clinton, brother Avery Birch, Bangall, New York; two daughters, Miss Emily Birch and Mrs. Lucile Gilkey, both of Kansas City, and step son, Ed (Birch) Slavens, Los Angeles, Calif.

BIRD, Dale Mervin
1922-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dale M. Bird, 74, rural Windsor, died Saturday, April 26, 1997, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was born October 18, 1922, in Nebraska City, Nebraska, the son of Wilber Warren Bird and Eleanor Belle (Cook) Bird. On March 3, 1942, in Papillion, Nebraska, he married Marjorie Ellen Duncan, who survives of the home. Mr. Bird was a farmer and a self-employed carpenter. He was an Army veteran of World War II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Lawson E. Bird, Republican City, Nebraska; a sister, Lucille Axberg, Lincoln, Nebraska; a great-granddaughter, Jordon Nichole Bird and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and a son, Eugene Dale Bird. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 29, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BIRD, John William
1937-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 15 2004 - John William Bird, 67, Goodman, Missouri, and formerly of Windsor, died early Saturday morning, November 13, 2004, at Freeman Health Systems Hospital in Joplin. He was born March 2, 1937, in Henry County, near Windsor, the son of John Sherman Bird and Ora Ella (Matthews) Bird. Survivors include a sister Anna Lou Muller, LaMonte, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Dorothy Greisel. Funeral services were Monday, November 15, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

BIRD, Marjorie Ellen DUNCAN
1923-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (B), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 6 2004 - Marjorie E. Bird, 80, of rural Windsor, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born June 12, 1923, in Akron, Colo., a daughter of Wilmot Ramey and Media Izora (Fine) Duncan. On March 3, 1942, in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, she married Dale M. Bird, who preceded her in death April 26, 1997. She worked at the former Windsor International Shoe factory for many years, retiring in 1985 and also worked with her husband on their farm south of Windsor. Marjorie was of the Christian faith. Marjorie and her family moved to Edwards in 1928 where she later graduated from Climax Springs High School in 1941. She and Dale lived in Plattsmouth, Lincoln and Prairie Home, Nebraska, before moving to a farm south of Windsor in February 1954. Survivors include a brother, Wilmer Duncan, Windsor; two grandchildren, Sandra and David; a granddaughter-in-law, Susie; a great-granddaughter, Jordan Nicole Bird, and two nieces, Wilma Jean Wallen and husband, Kyle, Sedalia, and Betty Kelly and husband, Larry, Windsor. Funeral services were Friday, February 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

BIRDSONG, Iva Marie ALSPACH
1898-1997
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Iva Marie Birdsong, 98, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. She was born in Montrose December 7, 1898, the eldest of three daughters of Ira and Maude (Dukes) Alspach. Iva graduated from Osceola Public Schools and Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg, receiving her certificate to teach in elementary school. She taught at Ohio Post Office, Osceola, Weaubleau, and Collins public schools. On June 1, 1920, she married Lester Dallas Birdsong and to this union one child was born, Victor Herbert Birdsong. Iva accepted Christ as her Savior in 1934 and was baptized, becoming a member of Coon Creek Baptist Church in Collins. She later moved her membership to Humansville and then to First Baptist Church of Osceola, where she was a member at the time of her death. She was active in WMU and taught in Sunday school for many years. She and Lester took pride in growing flowers. Iva was the first president of the Garden Club in Collins. She also helped organize and served as president for two terms in the Osceola Garden Club, where she still maintained her membership. She also was a former member of the Osceola Tuesday Club. A resident of Westwood Nursing Home of the past two years and in frail health, Iva maintained a positive attitude and enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives and keeping up with current happenings. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester in 1982; her parents and her sisters, Mildred (Alspach) Dooly and Helen (Alspach) Price. Iva is survived by her son Victor Birdsong, and his wife Norma; her grandson David Birdsong and his wife Jill; her great-granddaughter Lauren Birdsong, and cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Sunday, March 16 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Osceola Cemetery.

BIRGE, Albert M.
1847-1906
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri - A. M. Birge, for many years in the livery business at Brownington, died at Kiowa I. T. Sept. 28, 1906. He had gone there about a year ago with hopes of benefiting his health. Born in Illinois March 27, 1847. He married Miss Lucy Martin, Sept. 23, 1868 and she died in 1886. Three daughters, Mrs. John Briggs, living in Brownington, Mrs. Sam Dunn and Miss Clara, living at Iowa. Funeral and burial at Bethlehem.

BIRGE, John William
1855-1903
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 2 1903 - John William Birge died April 28, 1903 in Blairstown. Born in Marion County, Illinois March 20, 1855, moved with his parents to Missouri in 1866 and lived here ever since, except for two years in Kansas City; joined the Christian church at 16, married Sarah Daniel Dec. 24, 1874; parents of one child, a daughter, who is living. His father Wm. Birge, was a minister of the Christian church and was 64 when he died. His mother is 80; one brother and four sisters are living; two brothers and one sister are dead. He came to Blairstown Sept. 24, 1884 and opened the station and was agent for 11 years. He was a Mason and members of that order buried him. A man of an honest, upright character, he had been in failing health since last summer, caused by a growing tumor. On Monday morning, the day previous to his death, Dr. Murray of Holden, Drs. Britts and Haire of Clinton, and Dr. Carey performed an operation and removed the tumor, which was about as large as a half gallon cup. The shock was too much for his weakened condition and he had to succumb to the inevitable.

BIRGE, Shirley Jean
1927-1994
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Shirley Jean Birge, Butler, died Friday, August 19, 1994 at her home of natural causes. Funeral services were Monday, August 22, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Butler, with burial in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City. Mrs. Birge was born in Kansas City, Kansas. She lived in the Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas area until moving to Bates County in 1984. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Butler. She is survived by her husband Byron Birge of the home; five daughters, Sharon Loy of Berryton, Kansas, Cynthia Diehl of Shawnee, Kansas, Linda Elbert of Boyertown, Pennsylvania, Ruth Lesmeister of Montrose, and Mary Geer of Parkville; one sister, Rose Bradshaw of Climax Springs; and 11 grandchildren.

BIRGE, William H.
1868-1902
Clinton Missouri, Nov 1 1902 - William H. Birge was born of William and Rebecca Birge, April 21, 1868. He was the son of a Christian minister. When he was about 5, his family moved from Leesville to LaDue. Here is grew to manhood and by patience and perseverance he learned telegraphy and the business of a railway office. He was intrusted, when about 18 or 19, with the duties and responsibilities of such an office, first at Blairstown, then at Osceola, Harrisonville, Lowry, Brownington, Belton, Brownington again and Peculiar, which was his last post of duty. When he was about 20, he married Miss Mattie McCormack. One child, Miss Edna K., who is a bright girl and of a good demeanor. When she was seven months old her mother, on a trip to Warrensburg, sickened and died and was buried there. Afterward, Mr. Birge married Miss Mary Noble. They had two girls and a boy. These children are buried at LaDue and their mother went to Independence to stay while her husband was in the hospital in Kansas City and there she died of consumption and was buried. He was married to Miss Clara Maud Rust, a girl of one of Cass County's best families, Sunday, Sept. 28, 1902 at 7 p.m. This married life was short, lacking about four hours of only three weeks. He was taken dangerously sick on Tuesday night of October 14 and died the following Sunday, 3 p.m., October 19, 1902. From the beginning of his sickness, he had but little or no hope of his recovery and was rational to the last moment. When he was told that it would be about an hour 'til the train would be due on which he expected his brothers and mother, he said, "They will be too late." A little later he took hold of one of his wife's hands with one of his, saying, "don't leave me. This is on the square." And a little later he said to his wife, "Goodbye, Clara. Meet me in heaven." In less than five minutes, he was beyond the things of time and sense. I believe Bro. Birge, a member of the M.E. church, South, is at rest, a Christian man. He led the prayer meeting several times and would pray in public. He leaves a wife, a daughter, a sister and two brothers in tears. I respectfully commend his wife and daughter to the care and worthy confidence of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. - R. G. Flummer

BIRKINBINE, Dorothea Drusilla ZUMWALT
1910-2009
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 4 2009 - Dorothea D. Birkinbine was born Oct. 22, 1910, in Deepwater, the daughter of Frank J. and Kezia Viola (Burroughs) Zumwalt. She died on Jan. 31, 2009, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, at the age of 98 years. Dorothea worked for the Zenith Fireworks Company before retiring and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. She was married to Harold C. Birkinbine, who preceded her in death. Besides her husband, Harold, she was also preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Kezia. She is survived by one brother, James Zumalt, Clinton, and one niece and nephew of Kansas City. Graveside services and interment were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

BISBY, Nancy L. HICKS
1893-1993
Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, Rock Island Co, IL
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nancy L. Bisby, 100, of Windsor, formerly of Rock Island, Illinois, died Tuesday, December 28, at Truman Valley Health Care, Windsor. She was born February 17, 1893 in Windsor, the daughter of Henry Sherman Hicks and JoElla Maude Settles Hicks. In April of 1912, she married Montie B. Bisby, who preceded her in death August 9, 1970. Mrs. Bisby was a homemaker. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harry (Lucy) Schindler, Bartonville, Illinois; Mrs. Lester (Bess) Misfeldt, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Mrs. Don (Louise) Johnson, Penngrove, California; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Humphrey and Mrs. Gladys Miller, both of Kansas City; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, two grandsons, five brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 4, at Hodgsons Funeral Home, Rock Island, Illinois. Burial will be in the Greenview Memorial Gardens, Moline, Illinois.

BISHOP, Dimple
1917-2002
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 16 2002 - Dimple Bishop, 84, Collins, died Saturday, September 14, 2002, at her home. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 17, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery.

BISHOP, Forrest W. "Bill"
1919-1991
Syracuse Cemetery, Syracuse, Morgan Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Forrest W. "Bill" Bishop, 72, Bunceton, died Tuesday afternoon, November 12, 1991, at the Boone Hospital Center, in Columbia. He was born January 28, 1919, in Cooper County, the son of William Jesse and Ethel Jane Bell Bishop. On January 10, 1942, in Tipton, he married Velma Frances Brodersen who survives of the home. He was a member of Bunceton Baptist Church. He worked as an area serviceman for Missouri Utilities Co. until he retired in 1976. He lived in Bunceton since 1955 and Cooper County all of his life. Survivors include five sons, Billy Gene Bishop, Gualala, California, Roy Lee Bishop, Liberty, Lloyd Dean Bishop, Bunceton, Forrest Allen Bishop, Bunceton; two daughters, Ruth Ellen Young, Bunceton, and Martha Frances Embry, Boonville; one brother, Arthur Lee Bishop, Odessa; one sister, Mary Bell Nelson, Syracuse; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, November 15, at the Heckart-Gillespie Colonial Chapel. Burial was in the Syracuse Cemetery.

BISHOP, Gladys Ferrel ENYEART
1949-2010
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 17 2010 - Gladys Ferrel Bishop, 61, Holden, formerly of Clinton, died Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at Lee's Summit Medical center in Lee's Summit. Gladys was born on November 26, 1949, to Harland Elmer Enyeart and Lynetta Ferrel McQueen, in Kansas City. Her parents preceded her in death. The family moved to Urbana where Gladys graduated from Skyline High School. She continued her education, receiving her Licensed Practical Nurse's degree. While in Clinton, she worked as a LPN for Westwood Nursing Home. She also was a member of the Baptist Church in Urbana. Gladys loved her children and grandchildren. Gladys is survived by two daughters, Tammy Meyers and husband Rodney, Holden, and Tonya Fernandez and husband Scott, Fort Leonard Wood, and three grandchildren, Crystal Deann Routh, Wesley John Jefferson and Nathaniel George Clayton Jefferson. Graveside services were Friday, December 17 at Englewood Cemetery.

BISHOP, James
1917-2002
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 23 2002 - Jim Bishop, 84, Collins, died Thursday, August 22, 2002, at his home. He was a farmer. Funeral services will be Monday, August 26, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins.

BISHOP, Lillian R. ROGERS
1908-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Lillian R. Bishop, 89, Casper, Wyoming, died on Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Wyoming Medical Center. She was born on April 13, 1908, in LaDue, to T. J. and Elizabeth (Peelor) Rogers. She married Donald K. Bishop on September 16, 1933, in Carlyle, Illinois. She has lived in Denver since 1935, and has lived in Casper for the past three years. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the DAR. She is survived by her son, Tom Bishop of Casper, Wyoming, and five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald, in 1972. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory, Casper.

BISHOP, Robert Edward
1925-2001
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 19 2001 - Robert Edward Bishop, 76, Warrensburg, formerly of Lexington, died Thursday, October 18, 2001, at his home. He was born to Robert Hamilton and Ruth Murray Bishop on January 2, 1925, in Kansas City, Kansas. On May 28, 1950, he and Salema "Selma" Stomboly were married in Lexington. He was a naval veteran of World War II serving on the USS Lexington in the South Pacific. He owned and operated his own insurance and real estate business. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lexington, Knights of Columbus, Elks Club, Lions Club, VFW and became a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in 1990 upon moving to Warrensburg. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert E. Bishop, Jr., Cassville, and Steven I. Bishop, Rogersville; two daughters, Susan Tharp, Columbia, and Mary Ann Simmons, Warrensburg; two sisters, Naomi Milner, Willow Springs, and Darlene Smith, Holts Summit, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warrensburg. Burial will be in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

BISHOP, Rosa Viola McINTIRE
1894-1993
Harmony Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rosa Viola Bishop, the daughter of Hesakia Hamilton and Mary Elizabeth (Pasley) McIntire was born in Monegaw Springs on Feb. 10, 1894. She departed this life at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton on Sept. 13, 1993 at the age of 99 years. Rosa grew up in Monegaw Springs area and later lived in the Johnson City area for 67 years. She also lived in the Lowry City area before moving to Clinton in October of 1992. She was united in marriage to Mike Bishop in 1923. No children were born to this union, but they raised their niece Abby Shepard as their own daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, three brothers, James A. Arthur and Charlie McIntire, and two sisters, Myrtle Ashby and Maud Dorrell. She is survived by two grandsons, Lonnie Shepard and his wife Connie, Larry Shepard and his wife Wanda; six great-grandchildren, Tina Mitchell, Mike, Christie, and Leon Shepard, Michelle and Lorie Ortmyer; six great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Rosa attended the Johnson City Church of God. God was always with Rosa in her actions as in the songs she sang. Rosa's enjoyment was talking and singing with her grandchildren and she loved visiting with her friends. She loved to crochet and give away her work as gifts. When she was in her own home she had beautiful violets and outdoor flowers all around her home. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were Thursday, September 16, 1993 at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery.

BISWELL, Dorothy Marguerite ROBBINS
1910-2003
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2003 - Dorothy M. Robbins Biswell, 92, Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Leeton, Kansas City and Kansas City, Kansas, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at a nursing care center in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on July 26, 1910, in Henry County, the daughter of Charles B. Robbins and Cecyl Leonora Coppage Robbins. She was married to James Harvey Biswell and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and member of the Hickory Grove Methodist Church of Henry County. Survivors include a son, Clyde E. Robbins and wife, Jo Frances, Ft. Worth, Texas; three granddaughters, Joyce Robbins, Nancy Robbins and Spring Robbins; one great-grandson, Brant Jones; niece, Laura Virginia Riley; cousins and friends. She is also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Barbara Joyce Willard, and a brother, Charles Garnett Robbins. Graveside services and burial will be Saturday, May 31, at Sunset Hill Cemetery.

BITNER, Mildred DORWARD DAVIS
1922-2011
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Mildred Davis Bitner, 89, passed away December 21, 2011 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. She was born August 28, 1922 to Martin and Alma (Wishard) Dorward on the home farm east of Appleton City, Missouri. Mildred attended Center Grade School for six years, finishing grade school at Centennial Grade School after her parents moved to a farm in that area. She attended Appleton City High School graduating with the class of 1941. On January 1, 1943 Mildred and Charles J. Davis were married and to this union two children Ronnie and Connie Sue were born. After the children were of school age Mildred worked as a nurse's aide for Dr. Ellett in the "old" and "new" hospitals in Appleton City. In 1960 she became a bus driver for State School #37 in Passaic transporting children from St. Clair, Henry and Bates counties. She loved working with the handicapped children as a teacher's aide and gave the best years of her life with love and concern to each one she came in contact with for fourteen years. Mildred was very busy, helping with their dairy cows, housework and along with her job outside the home. She left the farm and moved to Appleton City when her husband of 35 years was killed due to a tractor and car accident. She cared for her mother and two brothers in her home. Later she worked again as a nurse's aide and then at an antique shop in Greenwood where she met and then married Hollis Bitner. They made their home in Lee's Summit but joined the Kansas City Wagoneers. The group traveled with their fifth wheels visiting many areas in the United States. They wintered in Mission, Texas at Oleander Acre Campground and actually lived there for five years before Hollis became ill. They moved back to Appleton City where Mildred has remained following Hollis' death. Mildred had made quilts for each of her grandchildren and belonged to the quilting group at the Christian Church. She always was faithful member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Appleton City. She taught Sunday school class for many years and also taught at Countryside Estates after moving there. She had a love of gardening and had continued to share in that love by planting and caring for the roses outside her window at Countryside. Preceding Mildred in death were her parents; her husbands, Charles J. Davis and Hollis Bitner; two brothers, Clarence Dorward and Merl Dorward. She leaves to mourn her passing, her children Ronnie Davis and wife Kay of Rockville, Missouri and Connie and husband Howard Oehring of Greenfield, Missouri; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two nieces, Nettie Drummond and Janice Clark; one nephew Bill Dorward. Mildred devoted her life to family and friends. Her unconditional love will live forever through her family and friends.

BITTLE, James W.
1925-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James W. Bittle, 66, of Warsaw, passed away Thursday morning, September 19, 1991 at his home. He was born May 11, 1925 in Independence, the son of Wilberton and Dollie Bridges Bittle. He grew up in Independence and was united in marriage to Sylvia Clayton at Newark, Ohio on October 9, 1945. They moved to Independence where he was a cab driver for 35 years. They moved to Warsaw in 1986 where they were living at the time of his passing. He was a veteran of the US Navy during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia, of the home; two sons, David Bittle, Corpus Christi, Texas, Joe Bittle, Independence; four daughters, Louise Harrison, Warsaw, Katherine Delehant, Independence, Pat Campbell, Independence, Carolyn Sanderson, Warsaw; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; one brother, Harvey Bittle, Bates City; and 5 sisters, Nellie Vest and Dori Theil, Independence, Thelma Williams, Belton, Alice Inman, Independence, and Shirley Bennett, Warsaw. The body was cremated.

BIXLER, Anna Delane SCROGHAM
1929-2009
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2009 - Anna Delane Bixler, daughter of George Elbert and Mary Alpha (Deaton) Scrogham, was born July 4, 1929, in Brownington. She died on November 18, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 80 years old. Anna was a homemaker. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her son, Clanton Lee Schwab; her husband, Robert Bixler; two brothers and one sister. Anna is survived by her sons, Steve Carter and wife, Patty, and Gary Hook and wife, Kathie, both of Clinton, Thomas Schwab and wife, Karen, San Antonio, Texas, and one daughter, Rita Gorham and husband, Ronnie, Lawson; four sisters, Elberta Mitchell of Clinton, Madelyn Sparks of Springfield, Delma Mantle of Camanche, Iowa, and Veldean Stull of Hermiston, Oregon; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 21. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BIXMAN, Anna E.
1864-1887
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 8 1887 - The angel Death, has again visited our city and taken from among us Annie E. Bixman, 23, after a lingering illness. On the 28th of July, she was taken ill and gradually grew weaker. On Friday evening, October 21, He that doeth all things well, called her to the bright beyond. Born at Laona, Chautauqua county, N.Y. and moved to this state with her mother and family in 1870, living here since, except for three years in St. Louis. Leaves two sisters and a brother. Mrs. Flora Schliker lives at Ellington, New York; Mrs. Geo. Heintzen at Brown's Valley, Calif., and John N. Bixman, in this city.

BIXMAN, Herman N.
1862-1885
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 21 1885 - Herman Bixman died on Tuesday of consumption and his remains were laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a large number of sympathizers.

BLACK, Darrell Gene
1935-2013
Darrell Gene Black, age 78, died September 19, 2013 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Darrell was born on February 24, 1935 to Glenn & Lucille "Taylor" Black. He was one of three sons. He attended school through the 9th grade. Then he was drafted and served in the Army for 6 years. He worked at Semco Electric Company. He also worked as a farm hand. Darrell never married, he considered himself a loner. It was important to Darrell to look good and he enjoyed having a haircut and shave in the facility salon. He will be remembered as a kind, quiet man who loved to be outdoors. Darrell liked to have a steady supply of Pepsi. He also loved Milky Way candy bars and vanilla ice cream. Darrell enjoyed talking about cars and was amazed at the changes in cars over the years. Last summer he went to Cruise Night with one who works in the Alzheimer's Care Unit. Darrell also enjoyed going fishing with the activities department and one of the ACU staff members. Darrell enjoyed the friends he made while living at Westwood and became acquainted with several of the children and spouses of the staff. He enjoyed their visits and outings with them. Darrell was the last surviving member of his family. Preceding him in death were his parents; five brothers, Enoch, Orville, Noble, Charles and Glen; and six sisters, Flossie, Eveline, Zina, Lois, Dorothy and Margorie. Under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, Darrell's wishes were to be cremated. No services are planned at this time. He will be buried Bethel Cemetery in Macomb, IL at a later date.

BLACK, Glenn Harvey Jr.
1936-2013
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2013 - Glenn H. Black, Jr., 77, Clinton, died on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Glenn was born on January 11, 1936, to Glenn Harvey Black and Lucille Mae "Taylor" Black of Moline, Illinois. A funeral service will be conducted at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, on Thursday, May 9.

BLACK, Ruby L. RICE
1910-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 2000 - Word has been received that Ruby Rice Black, 89, died Monday, January 10, 2000, at Greeley, Colorado. She was the daughter of Clyde and Estella Rice of the Hopewell community and lived there before moving to Colorado at an early age. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Howard Rice and Bernard (Bill) Rice and sister, Edna Morgan. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Bernice Rice and nephew, Don Rice, both of Clinton, and nieces, Helen Heinze of Fort Collins, Colorado, Gerry Freidenfeld of Sacramento, California, and Bonnie Pearce of Kansas City.

BLACKABY, Eugene Leroy
1918-1992
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eugene Leroy Blackaby, son of Lee Roy Blackaby and Vida Viola Lake Blackaby, was born at Fredrick, Kansas, April 3, 1918. He died at his home at Route 2, Chilhowee February 1, 1992, at the age of 73. He lived in rural Henry and Johnson counties in Missouri most of his life. On December 23, 1928, he married Roxie May Harwood and to this union 12 children were born. He was baptized into the Bear Creek Methodist Church near LaDue in 1945. He was a carpenter and farmer before retiring. Survivors include his wife, Roxie May Blackaby of the home; six sons, William Leroy Blackaby, Holden, Eugene Larry Blackaby, Odessa, James Roy Blackaby, Lowry City, and Harold Dean Blackaby, Jimmie Wayne Blackaby and Robert Wesley Blackaby of Clinton; six daughters, Rogena Ruth Blackaby of the home, Roberta Lee O'Neill, Sikeston, Roetta Mae Barker, Clinton, Roxanna Sue Culbertson, Warrensburg, Roma Jean Marlow, Lebanon, and Ronda Faye Dizney, Adrian; 25 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 4, 1992, Consalus Chapel, Chilhowee. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun.

BLACKABY, Jimmie Wayne "Hack"
1957-2014
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 24 2014 - Jimmie W. Blackaby, 56, Clinton, died Thursday, January 23, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. Jimmie was born July 13, 1957, in Warrensburg, the son of Eugene and Roxie (Harwood) Blackaby. He was preceded in death by his parents. Among survivors are 11 siblings, Rogena Ruth Ragland of Ottawa, Kansas, Roberta Lee Reed of Blodgett, William LeRoy "Billy" Blackaby of Holden, Eugene Larry Blackaby of Centerview, Roetta Mae Barker of Windsor, Harold Dean "Blackie" Blackaby of Clinton, Roxanna Sue Richey of Warrensburg, Roma Jean O'Dell of Lebanon, Robert Wesley "Bobby" Blackaby of Clinton, Ronda Fay Dizney of Adrian and James R. "Buck" Blackaby of Lowry City, as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, January 27, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Calhoun Cemetery.

BLACKABY, Roxie May HARWOOD
1920-2004
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 26 2004 - Roxie May Blackaby was born October 6, 1920, in Rose Hill Township, Johnson County, daughter of Robert Ottowa and Effie Mae Coulson Harwood. She died May 10, 2004, at her home in Clinton. She was joined in marriage to Eugene Leroy Blackaby on December 23, 1938, at the Calhoun Methodist Church. Eugene preceded her in death on February 1, 1992. Her parents and one grandson, Johnny O'Neal, also preceded him. Roxie May was baptized into the Christian Church at the age of 15 years and later moved her letter to the Bear Creek Methodist Church where her husband was baptized near LaDue. Survivors include her 12 children, Rogena Ruth Ragland, Ottawa, Kansas, Roberta Lee Reed, Blodgett, William Leroy Blackaby, Holden, Roetta Mae Barker, Windsor, Eugene Larry Blackaby, Centerview, Harold Dean Blackaby, Clinton, Roxanna Sue Richey, Warrensburg, Roma Jean Blackaby, Lebanon, Jimmie Wayne Blackaby, Clinton, Robert Wesley Blackaby, Clinton, Ronda Fay Dizney, Adrian, James Roy Blackaby, Lowry City; one brother, Walter William Harwood, Lime Springs, Iowa; 36 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 14 at the Bible Baptist Church. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

BLACKBURN, Joseph M.
1917-2000
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Mar 17 2000 - Joseph M. Blackburn, 82, Warsaw, MO (formerly of the Kansas City area), passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, MO. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw; burial in Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw.

BLACKWELL, Chad R.
1982-2014
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 26 2014 - Staff Sergeant Chad R. Blackwell, 31, Leeton, died Saturday, February 22, 2014, at his home. He was born November 4, 1982, in Altus, OK, the son of Neil and Lori (Turner) Blackwell. On May 19, 2006, he was united in marriage to Erin Fuelling in Clinton. Chad was a graduate of Altus High School in Altus, OK, Class of 2001. He then attended WOSC Altus Junior College and later transferred to Oklahoma University. In 2003 Chad enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Whiteman Air Force Base. He received his Bachelor's degree in Geology from University of Central Missouri. Chad was a member of the Leeton Christian Church. He enjoyed watching OU football, hunting, fishing, collecting rocks, traveling, hiking, biking and going to the movies. Chad is survived by his wife Erin, his children, Noah, Jack and Gwen Blackwell, all of Leeton; his parents, Neil and Lori Blackwell; his brother, James Blackwell, all of Altus, OK; father and mother-in-law, Mark and Mary Fuelling of Clinton; grandparents, David and Iva Turner, and nephew, Benjamin Blackwell, all of Altus, OK. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Will and Marian Blackwell. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 27, at Leeton Christian Church.

BLACKWELL, Clifford M.
1935-1993
Mount Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clifford M. Blackwell, 57, of Rockville, died Thursday even-ing, June 17, 1993 at Research Hospital in Kansas City. Mr. Blackwell was born near Rockville and was a lifelong area resident. He formerly worked 19 years at International Shoe Co. in El Dorado Springs. He was a member of the ML Zion United Methodist Church near Rockville, and a member of Star Lodge #419 AF & AM of Taberville. He is survived by his wife Shirley of the home; one son, Paul, of the home; his mother and step-father, Loreen and Cover Hammond of Clinton; one sister, Helen Ruth Allinson, Rockville, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, June 21 at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home of Osceola.

BLACKWELL, Thelma Byrdeen SNYDER
1919-2009
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 27 2009 - Thelma Byrdeen Blackwell, 89, Holden, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born in Mt. Zion on Nov. 19, 1919, the daughter of William O. and Grace (DeLozier) Snyder. She was a 1936 graduate of Deepwater High School. On Feb. 7, 1939, she married Otis Blackwell in St. Clair County. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1965. Mrs. Blackwell worked for the Bendix Corporation for 32 years in Kansas City and retired in 1984. She served on the Executive Board of Union Local 314 Retirees' Club for eight years, was a member of the SOS Congress in Holden, a member of the Golden Age group at the First Baptist Church in Warrensburg and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Mt. Zion. Mrs. Blackwell lived in Kansas City from 1949 until 1964 when she moved to Holden. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Bilyeu, Holden, and Bonita Townsend, Clinton, one brother, Bill Snyder, Pleasant Hill; one sister, Anna Belle Rufenacht, Mt. Zion; two stepbrothers, Lee Wright, Garden City, and Calvin Wright, Independence; one half-sister, Peggy Sue Jamison, Wellsville, Kansas; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Russell Shanks. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 30, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial will be in Holden Cemetery.

BLAINE, Jennie Ola REYNOLDS
1926-2007
Richmond Memory Gardens, Richmond, Ray Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 12 2007 - Jennie Ola Blaine, 80, St. Charles, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at St. Joseph Health Center, St. Charles. She was born September 29, 1926, in Kingston. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 13, at the Baue Funeral & Memorial Center Chapel, St. Charles. Burial will be in Richmond Memorial Gardens, Richmond. She was a cosmetologist. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Charles. She was self-employed at Clarella's Hair Fashions and was a licensed funeral director. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Blaine; her parents, Harold and Emma Mae Reynolds; and her brother, James Reynolds. She is survived by her daughters, Jo Deen (Ray) Davis, New Canaan, Connecticut, and Christy (J. L.) Cornelius, St. Louis; grandchildren, Nick and Brandon Cornelius, St. Louis; great-granddaughter, Amelia Cornelius Hurley, St. Louis; brother, William (Mary) Reynolds, Gladstone; her sisters, Gloria (Larry) Proffitt, Liberty, and Janet (Bob) Price, Independence. She was also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and friends.

BLAINE, Violet
abt 1902-1905
Clinton Missouri, Feb 4 1905 - God in his infinite wisdom has again visited our midst and taken to Himself dear little Violet, only child of Charles Blaine and wife, of Hortense. Violet was 2 1/2 years old. Her illness was only for a few days and the angels came and took her to be one of them.

BLAKE, Eugene W. Sr.
1916-2002
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 25 2002 - Eugene W. Blake, 85, Independence, died Saturday, November 23, 2002, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be Tuesday, November 26, at the Speaks Midtown Chapel. Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. He was born December 4, 1916, in Independence to Francis O. and Elma (Smith) Blake and had lived in Independence most of his life. He had worked for the Muelbach Hotel in the 1930s when the president was a regular visitor. He then worked for KCPL for 32 years until his retirement in 1979. He also ran a TV and radio repair shop out of his home. He was a member of Stone Church Community of Christ. He was married to Opal L. Miller December 12, 1945. She survives of the home. Other survivors are two sons, Dennis Blake of Marion, Iowa, and Eugene W. Blake, Jr. of St. Joseph; a sister, Marcene E. Bergman of Independence; a brother, Francis O. Blake, Jr. of Independence; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

BLAKE, Paula S. SAYLOR
1947-2009
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 17 2009 - Paula S. Blake, 62, St. Joseph, died Monday, December 14, 2009 at a local hospital. Paula was born August 9, 1947, in Orange County, California, the daughter of Howard and Donna (Kincaid) Saylor. She married Eugene Blake March 6, 1966. He preceded her in death on October 20, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Paula was a graduate of Clinton High School and attended Central Missouri State University. She was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church, local Precious Moments Club, several bowling leagues and a former Civic Newcomer Hostess. Survivors are daughter Alisa Allgaier and husband Scott, Kansas City; grandsons, Nathaniel and Zachary Allgaier, and granddaughter Anne Allgaier. Memorial service will be Monday, December 21, at Ashland United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum at a later date.

BLAKELY, Margaret Vinette "Peg"
1917-1998
Margaret Vinette "Peg" Blakely, 80, of Tacoma, died June 4, 1998. She was a retired freight biller and legal secretary and had worked for Pederson's Fryer Farms. She is survived by her husband, Howard; Sons, Marc of Tacoma, Eric of Seabeck; Grandchildren, Jamie of Tacoma, Lonnie of Kent, Philip of Silverdale and Riki of Vancouver; sister, Dorothy Gruenwold of Escolon California; several great-grandchildren. Memorial services Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at Dryer Mortuary. (Note: Margaret lived in Clinton, Missouri with her grandparents after her mother died, and they raised her. She graduated from Clinton, Missouri High School.)

BLAKEMORE, George Henry
1832-1902
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 1902 - A writer of antiquity allotted to the life of a good man the span of three score years and ten. George H. Blakemore was born July 22, 1832 and ended his career here and was called to his reward in the beautiful and everlasting hereafter April 13, 1902 at 11 p.m., thus lacking only a few weeks of staying the prophetic time to bless humanity. He was the pioneer businessman of Clinton and probably of the county, having first engaged in business in Clinton in 1859 and with the exception of 1862 to 1866 his time was devoted to his chosen line, that of hardware and implements. Never a man of demonstrations, yet he had convictions and clung to them with tenacity. His temperament was equable and he lived at peace with all men. On Jan. 15, 1861, he married Miss M. F. Ragland and as the years passed by, the union grew stronger and sweeter. Three children blessed their union: Mrs. Ollie Gracey, who preceded her father to the bright beyond a little more than three years ago; James N., his partner in business, and Mrs. W. M. Godwin. Disease attacked him in August, 1901. In December, in quest of his health, he with his faithful wife, went to Rockport, Texas, but God had claimed him for His own. He returned on the 5th, happy to meet his loved ones, but his evening's sun was sinking and his mortal remains were laid away in Englewood. Nearly every citizen of Henry County had become acquainted with him and wherever he was known, his name was a synonym for honesty, integrity and moral worth. He was always a Southern Methodist, which church he lived and served next to his family and God, but he was always generous toward all other denominations. When the building of a meeting house for the M.E.C.S. was underway, he, as chairman of the building committee, probably did more than any other one man to bring the undertaking to a successful close and the building at the corner of Third and Franklin stands as a monument to his determination.

BLAKEMORE, James Nathaniel
1862-1936
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1936 - James N. Blakemore Dead - J. N. Blakemore, one of the old residents of Clinton and Henry County, died suddenly at his home on East Green street Tuesday evening. He had not been feeling well all day but had been downstairs as usual and retired at 7:00 as was his custom. At 7:30, his daughter, Miss George, hearing a slight noise, called to her father, but getting no response, went to him to find that the life thread had been cut and the beloved father had slipped into Eternal sleep. James Nathaniel Blakemore, son of George H. Blakemore and Frances Ragland Blakemore, was born January 13, 1862, on the old Ragland farm, four miles northeast of Clinton. Here his parents had made their home before the war between the states and the old residence is still standing. He had two sisters, Ollie, who became Mrs. Gracey, now deceased, and Audrey, who is now Mrs. W. M. Godwin, South Third street. Mr. Blakemore, as a boy, attended Clinton's private and public schools, completing his education at the college at Fayette and as a lad of 19 years he professed his faith, becoming a member of the Christian church. His schooling completed, he came back to Clinton where he went into his father's implement business and in 1902, at the death of his father, became sole owner of the firm which was then on the south side of the square, on the corner on the east side of Center street. Mr. Blakemore and Ida E. Ferguson were married April 29, 1885, establishing their new home on West Jefferson street. To their union were born three daughters, Mrs. Marie Byler of East Green street; Miss George of the home; Helen, deceased October 13, 1922, and three sons, James, Roland and Robert, also of the home. Mr. Blakemore was a charter member of the Uniform Rank of Knights of Pythias, Lily Division, Benevolent Order of Elks and both Woodmen lodges. He served as alderman two terms and was elected county recorder in 1902 with John Hart as his deputy. As a young man he took an active part in all political affairs of the town and watched with interest the advancement and growth of Clinton. Twenty years ago Mr. Blakemore moved with his family to their present home at 601 East Green street, where Mrs. Blakemore who survives her husband made a beautiful and quiet home for her family. Mr. Blakemore was a lover of the outdoors and nature, a man of simple tastes who enjoyed his friends to the fullest, for he was social by nature. What he promised he performed and was never known to fail a friend. He retired from business many years ago and as years advanced he lead a quiet, simple life, surrounded by his loving wife and children, who devotedly administered to all his known needs. The funeral will be conducted Thursday at the home on East Green street. He was borne to his resting place in Englewood.

BLAKEMORE, Malinda Frances RAGLAND
1844-1929
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Seventy-five years a resident of Clinton, seventy-one years a faithful, active, consecrated member of the Christian church. That is a part of the record of Mrs. Malinda Frances Blakemore. She was born Malinda Frances Ragland in Paris, Monroe county, Missouri, February 9, 1844. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Madison Ragland, who in 1832, with a brother, William Taliaferro Ragland, came from Winchester, Kentucky, and settled first at Fayette, Mo. In 1834 they moved to Monroe county. William T. Ragland remained and reared his family there; one son, William T. Ragland, Jr., now a member of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Nathaniel removed to Cooper county in 1847, and during the Christmas week of 1854, he came to Clinton, where the daughter, Malinda Frances had ever since resided with the exception of a few years when the family lived on the farm two miles north of Clinton on Highway 13, where Mr. Riffel now lives. But even then Clinton was her home, as she attended school, Sunday School and church in Clinton. During a meeting conducted by Rev. Henry J. Speed, of Osceola, in 1858, she was converted and joined the Christian church at the tender age of fourteen. She sacredly kept the faith all these seventy-one years and changed her membership only when on October 12th, 1929, she was promoted from the church militant to the church triumphant. According to the records searched and the memory of her brother Rev. N. M. Ragland, of Fayetteville, Ark., there is no person now living in Clinton or elsewhere who lived here when her father came here in 1854. The next year Judge J. G. Dorman came, and his four sons and one daughter, who were born here, now live in Clinton. After Malinda Frances Ragland had completed the courses taught in the schools, she entered the academy then conducted by Prof. James M. Byler, a brother of the late David L. Byler. Prof. Byler was assisted in the academy by his sister, Miss Pauline and Miss Emma Shumway, who afterwards married Prof. Byler and moved with him to Georgetown, Missouri, where they both died. On January 15th, 1861, she was married to Geo. H. Blakemore who had come to Missouri from Harrisburg, Va. Of this union, one son, James N., and two daughters, Olive, who married E. A. Gracey; and Jean Audree, now Mrs. W. M. Godwin, were born. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Blakemore was always a community home. They were always happiest when surrounded in their home by relatives and friends. They never had guests. All comers were home folks. Even mendicants never went away empty. Of the immediate family Mrs. Gracey was the first to be called to that Better Land in 1899. Three years later the Master said to Mr. Blakemore: "It is enough, come up higher." The widow was left with two of her grandchildren, Wayman and Fannie Gracey, in her home. In 1917, Wayman married and made his own home and Fannie remained with her grandmother. Nearly seven years ago a slight stroke of apoplexy came to Mrs. Blakemore, since which time she had been the constant care of her granddaughter, Fannie Gracey, and her daughter, Mrs. Godwin, in whose home she spent her winters subsequent to that first attack. In all those years no word of complaint nor look of dissatisfaction came from her. In fact, in more than forty years of daily, intimate acquaintance with her, no word of disparagement of any other person and no intimation of vexation ever came from her. If there be human perfection, she was its personification. More than a year ago the attacking malady had made such inroads on her strength that she became helpless, but willing hands of daughter and granddaughter rendered loving service. The best of medical attendance, aided by the services of a trained nurse could not stay the onward march of age and devastation of disease; keeping up what they knew was a losing warfare they faltered not. The daily ministrations of friends helped them to keep up their courage. It had been so hard to look up into the Father's face and say, "Thy will be done." At 3:30, Saturday afternoon, the 12th, He said, "Daughter, I have need of thee," and the sweetest of spirits went to join those whose "robes had been made white in the blood of the Lamb." The floral offerings of friends were nature's choicest products and greatly appreciated by the family, but none were rich enough to symbolize the beautiful character of the deceased. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Tuesday, October 15. Interment at Englewood.

BLAKENEY, Mary D.
1851-1936
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jun 18 1936 - MISS BLAKENEY DEAD -- Eternal rest came to Miss Mary Blakeney at the home of Mrs. Lucy Wisdom, 108 South Fourth street, Sunday evening, June 14. Despite her advanced age, Miss Blakeney had lived alone and done her own housework until she became ill in February and was taken to the home of Mrs. Wisdom, who nursed her the following months. Most of the time since she became ill she was bedfast, and death released her from long suffering. Mary Blakeney was born February 1, 1851, on a farm four miles from Springfield, Ill. When about 2 1/2 years old, she moved with her parents and two other families to Keokuk, Iowa, the long trip being made in a covered wagon drawn by oxen. When she was five, she was brought to Missouri, and she and her family settled west of Osceola. At one time when they first came to Missouri, the family camped for three months at Big Creek, near Huntingdale, and many and interesting were the tales of Indians and pioneer life that Miss Blakeney told in later years. In 1874, Miss Blakeney came to Clinton. She had been educated in this county, and for some time taught school at Lima and Independence. Later she became a dressmaker, being especially skilled in needlecraft, then took up quilting and comfort tacking as her years advanced. She enjoyed life thoroughly, took and active interest in everything and read the newspapers up until the week of her death. Her life was one of usefulness as she reared and educated two nieces and two nephews, teaching them the fundamental truths of rightful living. She saw that they were regular attendants at the church services and Sunday school at the First Presbyterian church, as she herself was a Christian. She united with the Christian church in St. Clair county when a young woman. Funeral services at the Sims Funeral home Tuesday. Burial was in Fields Creek cemetery.

BLANCHARD, M. Belle GOLDEN
1875-1954
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Brownington MO, Thursday, April 22 1954 - Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Belle Blanchard, wife of Geo. Blanchard, former resident of Brownington. Mrs. Blanchard died in Columbia, Missouri. Burial was scheduled to be at Brownington Tuesday afternoon.

BLAND, Darrell Duane "Duke"
1933-1998
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Darrell Duane "Duke" Bland was born September 26, 1933, in Horton, Kansas, the son of Carl and Alma Barnett Bland. He died Monday, October 12, 1998, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 65. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1953-55 during the Korean conflict. On May 24, 1953, he married Sylvia (Sue) Wilson. "Duke," as he was known to friends and family, lived in the rural Warsaw area and had owned Timberline Bait and Tackle since 1985. He was a beloved father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia "Sue" of the home; four daughters, Barbara Karr and husband James, Sioux City, Iowa, Debbie Wilborn and husband Rick, Lee's Summit, Kathy Jones, Sedalia, Patty Shanks and husband Russel, Warsaw; two brothers, Dean Bland, Jasper, and Ron bland, Carrollton; one sister, Karla Bland, Joplin; six grandchildren, Sarah Jones, Laura and Greg Powers, Andy and Kristen Karr, Kasie and Kelli Wilborn, Skooter, Duchess and Chloe Shanks; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters and brothers-in-law. Funeral services were held Friday, October 16, at the Norris Methodist Church. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery in Johnson County.

BLANK, Niccole Ann RISSELL
1941-2001
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2001 - Niccole Ann Blank was born December 14, 1941, in Clinton, daughter of Edward L. and Sybil Wallace Rissell. She died June 30, 2001, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She married John Blank December 12, 1977. She was the office manager at the Clinton Medical Clinic. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. She was co-owner of Q96 KLRQ radio station. Her parents preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, John, of the home; one son, Bradley M. Townsend, M.D., and wife, Kristi, Clinton; one daughter, Kara Lee Leodler and husband, Peter, Kansas City; her step-mother, Margie Rissell, Clinton; two step-daughters, Kathy Rhodes and husband, Mark, Owego, new York, Vonda Smith and husband, Charles, Havelock, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Taylor Nicole Townsend and Logan Thomas Leodler; two step-grandchildren, Chelsey Cheyenne Beattie, and Brandon Patrick Smith; two half-sisters, Debbie Parks, Clinton, Julie Jones, Nevada; one half-brother, Mike Edward Rissell, St. Louis, and an aunt, Sally Toole, St. Louis. Funeral services were held July 3 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BLANK, Robert Paul
1929-1999
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Paul Blank, 69, Clinton, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at the Golden Valley Hospital. Robert, better known as Uncle Bob, was one of nine children born to Mazy and Joseph T. Blank on July 16, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sister Jean, and brothers, Gordy and David. He is survived by four sisters, Helen, Barbara, Linda and Maggie, and one brother, George. He Joined the Navy when he was 17 and advanced into the Seabees Battalion. He was active in the Korean and Vietnam wars. While serving in the U.S. Navy, he traveled the world numerous times and served a total of 23 years. After retiring in March 1971, he made his home in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. He lived there until 1982 and then relocated to Deepwater and lived with his oldest sister, Jean. In 1993, he turned his life around by admitting himself into a rehabilitation program to overcome his dependency on alcohol. At that time he moved to Clinton and became very active with the programs at Community Counseling that helped him in his walk to sobriety. One of his most wonderful qualities was his ability to make friends and visit with anyone that came his way! Once they knew him, they just called him Uncle Bob! And he loved every minute of it! After his cancer surgery in 1995, he developed a love for taking pictures. No matter where he went to, whatever he did, he always took his camera. Everybody and anything along his daily walks and errands got their picture taken. He loved every minute of that, too! Even though he had no children of his own, he has many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many he just adopted along the way. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, March 15. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

BLANKENSHIP, Darrell Lee
1948-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2005 - Darrell Lee Blankenship, 57, rural Tightwad, died Sunday evening, July 10, 2005, at his home in Tightwad. He was born March 5, 1948, in Excelsior Springs, the son of Roy William Blankenship and Ellen Lorene (Howard) Blankenship. On July 26, 1991, in Warrensburg, he married Lois Elaine Gregory, who survives of the home. He was a self-employed deck builder for several years. He was a member of the Hickory Chapel United Methodist Church, Palo, and a former member of the VFW, Corder. In addition to his wife Lois, survivors include a daughter Nickole Blankenship, Independence; three brothers, Roy Blankenship, Hardin, Larry Blankenship, Carrollton, and David Blankenship, Lexington; a sister Nancy Gilbert, Richmond, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister Doris Blankenship. Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, July 14, at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

BLANKENSHIP, John G.
n/a-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 1999 - John G. Blankenship of Clinton, formerly of Texas, died Sunday, November 28, 1999.

BLANKENSHIP, Josephine SCHMEDDING
1908-1993
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Josephine Schmedding Blankenship, 85, former Henry Countian, died Saturday. May 15, 1993 in the Independence Health Care Center where she lived. Services will be Tuesday at the Chapel of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist in Independence. Graveside services will be Tuesday at the Germantown Cemetery. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Germantown, and she lived in Clinton before she moved to the Independence area in 1985. She owned Gerald's Restaurant in Clinton, retiring in the early 1970s. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Survivors include a daughter Sister Josephine Boyles, Independence; a brother Bernard Schmedding, Belton.

BLASCO, Grace I. LONG
1919-2000
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Feb 4 2000 - Grace I. Blasco, 80, Kansas City in Clay County, MO, passed away February 3, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 5, 2000, at McGilley Antioch Chapel; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Blasco was born June 21, 1919, in Urich, MO. She was a Methodist and had lived in this area since 1958. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1977. Survivors include a sister, Mary Lee Steele, Clinton, MO, and a niece, Janis Sloan, Clinton, MO. The family wishes to thank Grace's neighbors and friends who lovingly cared for her.

BLEDSOE, Cleo Edward
1931-2012
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2012 - Cleo Edward Bledsoe was born May 30, 1931 in Brownington, Mo to Jesse and Flossie Moulder Bledsoe. He died at his home in Osceola on December 15, 2012. Cleo grew up in the Brownington and Deepwater areas. He married Betty Lou Hacker of Deepwater July 9, 1950. Before moving into town in 2006, Cleo and Betty lived on the farm since 1965. Cleo truly enjoyed raising cattle and baling hay. He retired from Clearfield Cheese and from Shreiber Cheese of Clinton. Cleo was an active member of the Vista Baptist Church. Cleo was preceded in death by his loving wife Betty in 2007 and an infant son Jeffery; his parents Jessie and Flossie Bledsoe; brothers James Foster and Claude Foster; sister, Tilda Davis, Lena Hestand, Reba Reese and Mary Bledsoe; and infant brother, son-in-law, Bobby Buckner; grandson-in-law, Michael Limiac and an infant grandson Bledsoe. He is survived by his six children, Terry Bledsoe and wife Cheryl, Virginia Beach, VA, Diana Sievers and husband Len, Fair Play, Eddie Bledsoe and wife Roberta, Weaubleau, Pam Zaner and husband Don, Osceola, Darrell Bledsoe and Charity Paxton of El Dorado Springs, Mary Rawlings and husband Alvin, El Dorado Springs; 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Church and Butch Mathieson of Lincoln; many nieces, nephews, cousins and several friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 19, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

BLEDSOE, Clifton Elestes
1911-1979
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Clifton Bledsoe, 68, Deepwater, Mo., died at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Brownington, near Lowry City, MO., and had lived in Deepwater most of his life. Mr. Bledsoe was a laborer for the Dickey Co. 25 years before he retired. He was a Baptist. He leaves a son, Melvin L. Bledsoe, Kansas City; a daughter, Mrs. June VanCamp, Liberty; a brother, Jesse Bledsoe, Deepwater; four sisters, Mrs. Leah Brown, Deepwater; Mrs. Katherine LaRue and Mrs. Lula Savory of Clinton, Mo.; and Mrs. Ethel Smith, Lowry City; and 7 grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at the Deepwater Baptist Church; burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

BLEDSOE, Emma BURTON
1846-1904
Englewood Cemetery (B), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 13 1904 - A Good Mother At Rest - On Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, 1904, the master said: "Thy work on earth has been well done, come and receive the reward laid up for the patient sufferers." And the spirit of Mrs. W. H. Bledsoe flew to the haven of rest. This good woman was born in Boone County, this state, but had been a resident of this place since before her marriage in 1870. Her maiden name was Emma Burton. They had four children, two surviving with her husband - Mrs. D. W. Keyes and Miss Irene, both of this city. She was always happy and cheerful, although she had been an invalid for 25 years, from lung trouble. Funeral at the home on North Third and tenderly laid to rest in Englewood.

BLEDSOE, Flossie Goldie MOLDER FOSTER
1900-2004
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2004 - Flossie Goldie Bledsoe was born January 20, 1900, to James B. Molder and Mary Jane (Molly) Castleberry. She was born between Brownington and Clinton in Henry County. She was the second of 10 children. She went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2004, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. In 1912, she traveled to Oklahoma in a covered wagon with her father, two brothers, Arlie and Harry Molder, and two sisters, Bessie and Clarie Molder. Flossie worked in the fields and cut wood with her older brother Arlie, and Dad. Flossie loved horses. She wanted to ride very horse she came in contact with. Arlie and Flossie rode horses to church. She could ride her horse to town with a basket of eggs to sell without breaking an egg. Flossie, her sisters and brothers loved to dance. Her father would move the furniture outside, roll up the carpet and have dances. Flossie was united in marriage to Elmer Foster in 1917. There were two sons, Claude and James, born to this union. They were divorced and later on January 23, 1922, she married Jessie Edward Bledsoe. Seven children were born to this union, Reba Reese, Tilda Davis, Lena Hestand, Cleo Bledsoe, Mary Bledsoe, Earl Bledsoe and Shirley Church. Jessie and Flossie were married 63 years before Jessie died in 1985. It was nothing for Flossie and Jessie to have 20 to 30 people on the weekends. Everyone knew she would fix a bed for them and cook great meals. It was never work to her. She loved having her family around. In 1926 Jessie and Flossie made a trip to Arkansas in a covered wagon with three small children. Flossie could make do with whatever she had and be happy. Flossie was preceded in death by her husband Jessie; her father James Molder and stepmother Sara Green Molder; her mother, Molly Woods, and stepfather Alvie Woods; seven children, Claude Foster, James Foster, Reba Reese, Tilda Davis, Lena Hestand, Mary Bledsoe, and an infant son, Earl Bledsoe; five grandchildren, Darrel Hestand, David Hestand, Betty Foster, Jimmy Foster and Jeffery Bledsoe; one great-granddaughter, Debbie Foster; four son-in-law William Davis, Clifford Hestand, James Lee Reese and Gary Church; one daughter-in-law Hazel Foster; five brothers, Arlie, Harry and Cecil Molder, Billy Woods and Guy Woods, as well as several nieces and nephews. She is survived by her son, Cleo Bledsoe and wife Betty; her daughter Shirley Church and fiancee Harry Matthys; one daughter-in-law Elaine Foster; one brother Abe Woods; 29 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren, as well as several great-great-great-grandchildren. Flossie loved working in the garden raising vegetables and flowers. She loved animals and would feed every stray cat that came to her house. She made quilts until she went to the nursing home in 2001. She also still had her chickens and pet dog, Suzie. Flossie is going to be missed by all. Many people at the nursing home called her Grandma and she loved them all. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Deepwater on Wednesday, May 26. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

BLEDSOE, JoAnn WILSON
1934-2008
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2009 - JoAnn Bledsoe was born Dec. 31, 1934, the youngest daughter of Loren and Esther Driskell Wilson, in Deepwater. She was later adopted by Dr. Charles Lester and Cecilia Louise (Chappelle) Robb. She entered into rest on Dec. 8, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Health Care in Clinton, Missouri, at the age of 73 years, 11 months and eight days. She was devoted to her adopted mother, Cecilia Louise, and when Cecilia became ill with cancer and subsequently died, both JoAnn and her father were so grief stricken they could hardly go on. Dr. Robb later remarried and in a few years her baby sister Carol arrived. JoAnn grew up in the Springfield area and on a trip back to Deepwater to visit her birth siblings and mother, she met and married William Bailey. During the course of this marriage, nine children were born and JoAnn found herself surrounded with loved ones and her loneliness was no more. Each child was special not only to their parents, but also the rest of the extended family. Born first was Cynthia Dianne, then Carol Jean, then twins, John Lester and James William, Michael Thomas, Charles Douglas, Kenneth Allen, Richard Duane and Donna Louise. JoAnn later married Melvin Bledsoe and they were blessed with two children, Tammy Fern and Kevin Leroy. Bill also remarried, but the two families remained close friends in a most unique bond of friendship, doing favors for each other and often drinking coffee together several times a week. This made it very convenient for the children to be with their brothers and sisters whether at Bill's home or JoAnn and Melvin's. In 1986, JoAnn was saved and became a member of the Belton Assembly of God Church. This is where she spent some of the happiest days of her life Having been born on New Year's Eve, she had often celebrated New Year's Eve in the traditional way, but from the very first time of spending it with her church family and greeting the New Year with prayers and singing, she never missed greeting it in a Christian manner. She loved her Bible reading and her church attendance and especially the women's retreats that were held in the fall and never missed unless providentially hindered. JoAnn was big hearted to a fault and for her grandchildren she would do anything and so it was that a little great-granddaughter took a sincere liking to a purse JoAnn was also very partial to. Courtney begged and begged to such a point that JoAnn could no longer enjoy the purse, so made a big deal of giving it to Courtney. What JoAnn didn't know was that someone had given Courtney a purse she liked better, so to get rid of her grandma's purse, she wrapped it up and gave it back to JoAnn for Christmas. Another way JoAnn found of getting her point across was with her great love for flowers and after hint after hint for the kids to pick her up some flowers to plant, her daughter came home to find her sprawled out in a flower bed in front of the house planting plastic flowers. This should have gotten the point across and it did. JoAnn was an avid reader and had read just about every book in the Lexington Library. All the librarians knew her by name and if she missed a day coming in she was missed to such an extent that the employees at the library worried about her health. She read so many books that her family thought that she would probably have made a good author. As a matter of fact, she made up many Christmas stories to entertain her grandchildren. They seemed to enjoy her story of "The Angel Bear" the most and would listen to it over and over. One of the things the family regrets was that they did not have the stories printed and bound so that they could have been preserved both for her own children and for the future generations of her grandchildren. She also talked of "winning the lottery" and all the good things she would do for her children and grandchildren. The only thing that stood between her and winning the lottery was buying a ticket. Blessed with the gift of laughter, JoAnn was a giving person who loved family, nature, and life. She was preceded in death by her sons, Ricky and John, and her daughter Tammy, both sets of parents, Melvin and Bill; brothers Bill Wilson, Kenneth "Red" Wilson, Royce "Dink" Wilson, Norman Wilson, Manford "Toad" Wilson and Dwayne Dutton; sisters Winiferd Wilson and Connie Taylor. She is survived by daughters Cynthia Bock of Independence, Carol Long of Shell Knob and Donna Calvin of Clinton; sons, James Crabtree of Cameron, Michael Robinette of Belton, Charles Bailey of Tampa, Florida, Kenneth Robinette of Kansas City, and Kevin Bledsoe of Clinton; one brother Perry Wilson of St. Louis; 25 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Services were held on Dec. 11, 2008, at Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

BLEDSOE, Joyce Corene WATSON
1933-2006
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 6 2006 - Joyce Corene Bledsoe was born in Mountain Home, Arkansas, to John Chaney and Edna Watson. This is where she spent her childhood. She died at her home in Deepwater, January 24, 2006. She married the late Clifford L. Bledsoe and moved to Kansas City in 1950. She was a wife, mother and homemaker. She later moved to Deepwater in 1971 and remained there until her death. Her interests included working as a volunteer with Hospice, writing a column for the "Deepwater World Paper" regarding genealogy, which was her greatest hobby. She loved her flowers, outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Deepwater Baptist Church. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford L. Bledsoe who died February 26, 1988; one sister Floy Rush, and two brothers, Connard Watson and Lloyd Watson. Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Johnson of Independence and Pam Johnson of Portland, Oregon; her sons, Richard Bledsoe (Patti) of Independence, Rod (Carla) Bledsoe of ElDorado Springs, and Thomas (Michelle) Bledsoe of Flemington; three sisters, Mary Lee and Brenda Johnson of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Peggy Gray of Willow Springs; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, January 26. Interment was in Deepwater Cemetery.

BLEDSOE, Mary May CLOE McNEELY
1878-1939
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Ira Bledsoe died at their home, 704 East Lincoln Street, about 12:30 a.m., April 6, 1939, from an attack of acute laryngitis, with which she had suffered about two days. Mary May Cloe was born November 25, 1878 in Greene County, and was united in marriage in 1895 to Will McNeeley, who died in 1898. Two children were born to them, Albert McNeeley of Warsaw, and Mrs. Myrtle Mantonya, Leesville. August 12, 1903, she married Ira Bledsoe and to them were given three children, one surviving. Mrs. Elsie Wallace of Clinton. She also leaves 17 grandchildren, a brother John Cloe, Clinton; and sister Mrs. Ida Brizendine of Leesville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Consalus & Peck Funeral home. Burial in Tebo Cemetery.

BLEDSOE, Melvin Leroy
1933-2002
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 1 2002 - Melvin Leroy Bledsoe, 69, Canton, died Sunday, September 29, 2002, at a nursing home there. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 2, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. He was born March 7, 1933, at Deepwater, son of Clifton and Fern Bailey Bledsoe. He married the former JoAnn Wilson. He worked as a brake press operator for Gresham Machine Shop in Kansas City for 18 years. His parents preceded him in death. Survivors include wife, JoAnn Wilson Bledsoe, Philadelphia; two sons, Kevin Bledsoe, Deepwater, and Rick Bledsoe, Clinton; one daughter, Tammy Bledsoe, Philadelphia; three stepdaughters, seven stepsons and five grandchildren.

BLEDSOE, Phelix G.
1842-1905
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 18 1905 - G. F. Bledsoe died Wednesday night about 12 at his home one mile north of Clinton, after a three week illness with lung trouble, following the grip. Born in Bates County October 29, 1842 and had lived in Henry since the war and spent about 30 years preaching in Henry and adjoining counties in the faith of the M. E. Church, south. Leaves a loving wife and three sons, all grown, to mourn his loss. Burial in the Tebo Cemetery near Leesville.

BLEDSOE, Ruth Ann ALEXANDER
1897-1991
Cole Camp Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth Ann Bledsoe, 93, Cole Camp, died Sunday, September 8, 1991 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She waas born October 12, 1897, in Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of William and Belle Cole Alexander. On February 3, 1933, in North Kansas City, she married Loyd E. Bledsoe, who died June 2, 1985. Mrs. Bledsoe was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Cole Camp. She moved to Zora, Mo., near Lake Ozark, in 1945, and operated a resort there until retiring in 1977. She moved to Lincoln, then moved to Cole Camp in 1985. Survivors include two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 12, at the church. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp.

BLEIL, Albert W., M.D.
1863-1937
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Dr. A. W. Bleil died at his home in Kansas City, Sunday, June 13, 1937. He was born May 17, 1863, at Marion, Ohio, and moved in 1866, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Bleil, to Shawnee Mound, north of Clinton. He received his elementary education in Shawnee Mound, continuing his studies at the Valpariso College, Valpariso, Indiana. Immediately thereafter he taught in the public schools at Blairstown and other Henry County towns for several years. He was a member of the Quarles Baptist church. He then went to Kansas City, where he resumed his study in medicine, receiving his degree from the Missouri Medical College. During the past 40 years he practiced medicine in greater Kansas City. He was president of the Southwest Eclectic Medical Association and for the past few years was a professor and Dean of the Midwest Medical College in Kansas City. He is survived by a sister, Nettie Bleil, Shawnee Mound, and three brothers, Carl N., Shawnee Mound, Edgar J., and Guy D. Bleil of Kansas City. Funeral at the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Shawnee Mound. Burial was there.

BLEIL, Frederick W.
1837-1896
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 28 1896 - F. W. Bleil died of paralysis March 19. Born in Liverpool, Medina county, Ohio, April 20, 1837 and married in February of 1860 to Miss Charity A. Drake of Marion, Ohio. Six children came to make their home merry and four sons and one daughter were present when the sad last rites were performed. Mr. Bleil and wife moved to Herny County in 1866 and bought a farm near Shawnee Mound and engaged in stock dealing. He was a man of untiring energy and strong for the right. He expressed faith in Christ in 1866, tho he did not unite with any church. He had been afflicted with paralysis for 16 years but bore his suffering with fortitude. Funeral held at Shawnee Mound.

BLESSING, Edwin Rea Jr.
1948-2001
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 4 2001 - Edwin Rea Blessing, Jr. was born June 26, 1948, in Boonville, to Billie Mae and Edwin Rea Blessing, Sr. He entered heaven on November 26, 2001, at his home in Lowry City, after he fought long and hard against numerous health conditions. In May 1965 he married Roberta Wells and to this union three children were born, Christina, Troy and Jason. Roberta preceded him in death. In 1991, he married Judy, who survives of the home. He spent most of his working life at Sears, Roebuck and Company in Kansas City, where he held a number of positions, from warehouseman, supervisor and security guard. After he retired, he later became an over-the-road truck driver. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was an accomplished taxidermist. He was a very loving and giving man who will be missed by his family and many friends and his girls at the hospital. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy, of the home; one daughter, Christina Lankford and husband, Jeff, Chilhowee; three sons, Troy Blessing and wife, Jennifer, Converse, Texas, Jason Blessing and wife, Kathleen of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Tim Warner and fiancee, Denise Smethers of Green Ridge, and six grandchildren, Justin, Brandon and Jordon Lankford and Chelssie, Matthew and Coby Blessing, and two special friends and neighbors, Rosemary, who he called Mom, and Bill Reintjes, who not only shared their love and friendship, but also their dogs, cats and donkeys with Ed and Judy. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Jerrie Olivarez and husband, John, Independence; his brother-in-law, Ray Agler and friend, Jack Carter, Boston, Massachusetts; his aunt and uncle, Helen Hunt and husband, Kenneth, Boonville; his stepfather, Howard Hutchings and wife, Peggy, Cheyenne, Wyoming, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, November 29. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

BLESSING, Judith Ann AGLER
1945-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 19 2010 - Judith Ann Blessing, daughter of Wesley and Iola (Leaf) Agler, was born January 20, 1945, in Kansas City. She died at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, on April 18, 2010, at the age of 65 years. Judy worked as a CNA at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, for 26 years before she retired. Judy is survived by her son Tim Warner and wife Denise, and their children Austin Warner, Grace Warner and Abby Warner, all of Sedalia; one brother Raymond Agler of Gloucester, Massachusetts; one sister Gerrie Olizarez and husband John, Independence; as well as several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Boomer. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, April 21.

BLEVINS-ORR, Bryson Tyler Lee
2013-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 26 2013 - Bryson Tyler Lee Blevins-Orr was born Tuesday, March 5, 2013. He earned his wings shortly thereafter, surrounded by the love of his family. Surviving are those who will cherish his memory forever, his Mommy and Daddy, Schaelyn Blevins and Logan Orr; his maternal grandparents, Papa and Nana, Dee and Becky Blevins; his paternal grandparents, Papa and Meme, Rick and Mindy Orr; his maternal great-grandmothers, Charlotte Spencer and Marlene Blevins; his paternal great-grandparents, Linda and Ronald Davidson; Uncle Raymond (Aunt Trishan) Blevins; Aunt Amy (Uncle Jared) Kottwitz; Aunt Kayla Blevins; Uncle Mike Orr; Uncle Travis Orr; Aunt Jacquie Orr and cousins, Brayden and Rylynn Kottwitz, Kaylee Ashley and McKenzee Blevins, Kayden Smith, Bentley Orr, and Brooklyn Orr; along with several special aunts, uncles and cousins. Ty was preceded in death by his half-sister, Brylee Orr; maternal great-grandfathers, Raymond Spencer and Harold Blevins; cousin, Rebecca Blevins, and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. A private family burial followed the service.

BLEVINS, Charles Lee
1954-2009
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2009 - Charles L. Blevins, 54, a longtime Carthage resident, previously from the Clinton area, died at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Freeman West Hospital. Charles was born on June 15, 1954, in Kansas City. He was the son of Harold and Charlene Pulisfer Blevins. He was a machine tech at Leggett & Platt-Porter International for 10 years. He was a member of the Cross Point Fellowship Church, Diamond. Charles was married to Debra Stirewalt on Nov. 19, 1979, at Miami, Oklahoma. She survives. He is survived by his father, Harold and Marlene Blevins of Clinton; four sons, Charles D. Blevins of Carthage, Jason A. Blevins and wife, Crystal, Carthage, David Blevins of Joplin, Jeremy Blevins of Joplin; three daughters, Christy M. Blevins of Carthage, Kristen Hayes of Galena, Kansas, and Keyaira Blevins of the home; four brothers and three sisters, Linda Marlin and companion Jerry Daniels, Lamar, Harold D. Blevins and wife Becky, Lowry City, Cindy Heckadon of Adrain, DeWayne Blevins and wife Lynn, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Billy Blevins of Clinton, Thersa Estep of Urich, and Dee Dee Blevins of Clinton; nine grand babies, Jordan, Jason, Julie, Braxton, Makayla, Christian, Chance, Courtney and Connie. Charles was preceded in death by his mother Charlene, and one son Roland Blevins on June 14, 2008. Services will be Wednesday, March 18, at Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel.

BLEVINS, Gertrude Marie "Trudy" HARNESS
1934-2014
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Gertrude "Trudy" Marie Harness Blevins died May 2, 2014 with her family by her side in Reyno, AR.  She was 79 years old. She was born June 16, 1934 in Montrose, Missouri.  Her father, Glenn William Harness was a store owner, known as Harness Grocery, and a farmer in Stotesbury, MO. and her mother Ellen Alzere Fisher Harness was a retired school teacher. Trudy was a graduate of the Kanss City Cosmetology School class of 1952.  She continued this profession while working with her brother Leland Harness in Fort Scott, KS. in a shop called "The Goldie Locks". Trudy will be remembered for her love of animals, quick wit, caring heart, and a smile that could light up a room. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, horseback riding, and spending time with her family. Trudy was a resident of various places throughout her years including; Forst Scott, KS., Clinton, MO., Springfield, MO., Lafe, AR., and finally Reyno, AR., where she resided close to family. She married Kenneth Ewan Blevins on June 2, 1956 in Stotesbury, MO.  They had two Children, Christon Earl Blevins and Trina Alzere Blevins Hurst.  Trudy and Ken Blevins shared 54 years of marriage together until the passing of her husband in 2010. Trudy is survived by her son Christon Earl Blevins of Paragould, AR. her daughter Trina Alzere Blevins Hurst of Reyno, AR.  She is also survived by Chris' spouse Sherry McCarney Blevins and Trina's spouse Donnie Hurst.  Her brothers are Buck Harness and Leland Harness of Clinton, MO.  Grandchildren include:  Savannah Marie Myers Lawson of Essex, MO. and her spouse Steven Lawson, Jessica Marie Blevins and Chrisdon Chase Blevins of Bono, AR., Jared Griffin of Paragould, AR., Jessica Clark of Jonesboro, AR. and her spouse Matthew Clark, Stephanie Berger of Pocahontas, AR. and her spouse Joe Berger.  Great grandchildren include Lauren Berger and McKenzie Berger of Pocahontas, AR.  Close friends include Tanya Carol Blevins and Norma DeVault. Graveside services at Hopewell Cemetery on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

BLEVINS, Harold Dee Sr.
1933-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 2009 - Harold Dee Blevins, Sr., surrounded by loving family, died Friday. October 30, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, after a brave fight from a lengthy illness. He was born in Ozark on November 26, 1933, to William "Bill" Floyd and Delma Alice (Tennis) Blevins. In 1951, Harold married Charelene Pulisfer. They had two children, Linda Sue and Charles Lee. Charelene passed from this life in 1957. He then married Marlene Gocek in 1958. They celebrated 51 years together in May. Harold and Marlene had six additional children. Harold spent his early years working at the GM Fairfax plant. Then he went to work at Alva Allen Industries and later retired from the City of Clinton Street Department, after working there for 25 years. Harold served on the Henry County Fair Board and the Henry County Rodeo Board. He was also a member of the Henry County Search and Rescue. One of Harold's many joys in life was racing. He raced at the Lakeside, Riverside and Olympic tracks. Many of his family members followed these footsteps, racing cars, trucks and derby cars. Along with racing, Harold tremendously enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and the outdoors. Harold was a simple man who always put family first. He truly loved each member of his family equally. Harold leaves behind to mourn his passing, his wife, Marlene, of the home; four sons, Harold Dee, Jr. and wife, Becky, Lowly City, William Frank and wife, Athlene, Clinton, Dewayne Allen and wife, Lynne, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Dee Dee of Clinton; three daughters, Linda Sue Marlin and Jerry Daniels of Lamar, Cynthia Louise Heckadon of Adrian and Theresa Ailene Estep of Urich; a daughter-in-law Debra Kay Blevins of Carthage; a sister, Ivalee Boley, Independence; 28 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and many uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Charles "Chuck" Lee; grandson, Roland Allen Blevins, and great-granddaughter, Rebecca Lynn Blevins. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 3, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Clinton.

BLEVINS, Ida Belle
1916-2000
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Ida Belle Blevins passed away Saturday, April 22, 2000, in California. Survivors include a stepson, Harold D. Blevins of Clinton, Mo. Graveside services will Friday, April 28, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

BLEVINS, Jeremiah
1837-1904
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 20 1904 - Jerry Blevins died at his home in Hartwell at 20 minutes past five Thursday morning Feb. 4, 1904. He was born in Johnson County, Mo. October 24, 1837 and was 66. He was one of the pioneer settlers of Henry and was a man who had hosts of friends and few enemies. Two sisters, Mrs. Eda A. Brown of Hartwell and Mrs. L. M. Roundtree of Texas and four children: Mrs. Jennie Todd of Oklahoma; Mrs. Della Chitwood, Miss Lizzie and Lee Blevins of Hartwell and 11 grandchildren. Services at his home and burial at Hickory Grove.

BLEVINS, Kenneth Ewan
1931-2010
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 17 2011 - Kenneth Ewan Blevins was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky, the only son of Ezra and Mary Alice (Druin) Blevins. He died December 31, 2010, at St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas, at the age of 79 years. He was married to Gertrude Marie (Harness) Blevins. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He then graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, with a B.S. in Electrical engineering. He worked for the Southwestern Power Administration, department of Energy, Department of the Interior of the United States of America before retiring after 30 years. He designed the transmission lines for Table Rock Lake and Beaver Dam. He was a member of the Kentucky Colonial's Association and the Professional Engineers of Oklahoma. He was a Presbyterian. He was preceded in death by his parents. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gertrude Marie (Harness) Blevins of the home; two children, Chrisdon Earl Blevins of Paragould, Arkansas, and Trina Alzere (Blevins) Hurst of Reyno, Arkansas, and three grandchildren, Savannah Lawson of Corning, Arkansas, and Jessica and Chase Blevins of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Graveside services were held at Hopewell Cemetery, Montrose, Tuesday, January 4. Interment was in Hopewell Cemetery.

BLEVINS, Robert Preston
1833-1889
Fewel-Blevins Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - We regret it being our painful duty to chronicle the death of an old and honored citizen, R. P. Blevins, who died at his home, 3 miles south of Hartwell, on Friday, the 8th inst., of acute pneumonia, although his physician, Dr. Gragg, says he received injuries by being thrown from his horse about 18 months previous to his death, from which he had never recovered. The remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives, friends and neighbors. There are many facts connected with the life history of Mr. Blevins worthy of notice, the most important of which is that of his being the first white child born in Henry county. His life has been one of activity, energy and enterprise. Being an extensive farmer and stock dealer, enabled him to give employment to those around him who were poor, and dependent on their labor for subsistence, of which he generally gave the preference. He has always been noted for kindness and generosity toward his fellow man, and many acts of benevolence could be related did space admit of it here; suffice it to say that the community has lost a member who has been one of our greatest benefactors.

BLEVINS, William F.
1908-1982
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
William F. Blevins, 73, of 6119 W. 55th St., Mission, died Monday at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He was born in Ozark, Mo., and had lived in the Kansas City area 41 years. Mr. Blevins worked for the Hobart Corp. before he retired in 1974 He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ida Blevins of the home; a son, Harold Blevins, Clinton, Mo.; a daughter, Patsy Jo McReynolds, Kansas City; Nine brothers, Ralph Blevins, Eldon Blevins, Herbert Blevins, Cecil Blevins and Don Blevins of Nixa, Mo., Tom Blevins, Hopedale, Ark., Lee Blevins, Clever, Mo., Virgil Blevins, Wichita, and Howard Blevins, Highlandville, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Tennis, Ontario, Calif., Mrs. Irene Martin, Nixa, and Mrs. Reba Bishop, Highlandville; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at the McGilley & Hoge Chapel; burial in Floral Hills