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D'AUNOY, Brenda BARTEL
1937-2015
Brenda Bartel D'Aunoy, age 77 years, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her home in Clinton, Missouri. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Inurnment will be held at a later date in New Orleans, Louisiana. Brenda was born September 28, 1937 in Warrensburg, Missouri the daughter of Roland and Eileen (Dunham) Bartel. She worked in employment security for the state of Missouri, retiring after 20 years. Brenda was a member of the Ozark Quilting Association, Warsaw Elks, Clinton Eagles Auxiliary, and the Episcopal Church of Clinton. She enjoyed playing shuffleboard, boating at Lake of the Ozarks, and was a talented artist. Brenda also enjoyed traveling. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, husbands; Chris D'Aunoy, William White, and D.E. Ramsey, one grandson, Christopher Nichols. Survivors include her companion of 13 years, John Blank of Clinton, Missouri, her son, Richard White (Teresa) of Clinton, Missouri, two grandchildren, Scott Pipes and Veronica White, and one great-grandson, Maxon Pipes.

D'AUNOY, Christopher Martin
1943-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 18 2002 - Christopher Martin D'Aunoy, 58, Clinton, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born December 27, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was the second child of seven in the family of Robert F. Jr. and Grace F. D'Aunoy. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Jr., and brother, Robert III. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, of the home; his mother, Grace of Kenner, Louisiana; sisters, Jeanne Broussard, Catherine D'Aunoy and Yvette D'Aunoy, and brother, Paul D'Aunoy, all of the New Orleans area, and brother, Ronald D'Aunoy of Lafayette, Louisiana; numerous nieces and nephew's, and by a son, Thomas Barker of Chatham, Virginia. A Vietnam-era veteran, he served for eight years with the United States Navy's submarine service. In recent years he owned and operated Frenchman's Gun Shop in Clinton. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Clinton. Benton County Elk's Lodge in Warsaw, VFW Post 1894, Clinton, Golden Valley Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3667 Clinton, and was currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Lake of the Ozarks Yachting Association. Memorial services were held at the St. Paul's Episcopal Chapel, Clinton, on Saturday, March 2.

DADY, Cleta Montez "Monte" COLLINS
1925-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 6 2009 - Cleta Montez "Monte" Dady, 84, Leeton, died Friday afternoon, July 3, 2009, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. She was born March 31, 1925, in Henry County, near Clinton, the daughter of Ira M. Collins and Violet Helen (Crain) Collins. On March 5, 1954, in Clinton, she married Harry Dady, Jr., and he preceded her in death on June 27, 2004. Mrs. Dady was a homemaker, who took pride in mowing her own lawn and taking care of her family. She also enjoyed cooking and watching television. Survivors include a son Dwayne D. Dady, Leeton; a brother Carl Collins, Clinton; two sisters, Eula Moreland, Clinton, and Anna Belle Matson, Independence; two grandchildren, Abigail Dady and Zachary Dady, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Harry, she was preceded in death by a brother Harvey Collins, and two sisters, Doris Green and Eva Mae Barnhart. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, July 7, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DADY, Harry "Junior"
1919-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 8 2004 - Harry "Junior" Dady, 84, Leeton, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. He was born November 11, 1919, in Montrose, the son of Harry Dady, Sr. and Rosa Alice (Gordon) Dady. On March 5, 1954, in Clinton, he married Cleta Montez Collins, who survives of the home. Mr. Dady was a heavy equipment operator for the Windsor Coal Company and the Peabody Coal Company for over 40 years. He served in the united States Army during World War II. He was a Technician Fifth Grade, serving with a bomb disposal unit, going ahead of the troops, with tanks and equipment to make it safe for them to advance all over Europe. He received five Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the American, European, African and Middle East Theater Campaign Ribbons, the Victory Ribbon and the Bronze Arrowhead. The medal he was most proud of was the "Croix de Guerre" (known as the French War Cross) he received at Mulhouse, France. He was discharged November 12, 1945, one day before his 26th birthday, after serving three and one-half years overseas. He was a charter member of the Calhoun American Legion Post #566; the United Mine Workers Local #1255. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and bowling. Survivors include his wife, Cleta Montez "Monte" Dady, of the home; a son Dwayne D. Dady, and his wife Penny, Leeton; a brother Donald Dady, Windsor; two sisters, Janie Clark, Overland Park, Kansas, and Nadine Cooper, Clinton; two grandchildren, Abigail and Zachary Dady, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Danny Dady and Tommy Dady. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 30, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DAEHNKE, Mary Lottie HOUK
1916-2005
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 6 2005 - Mary Lottie Daehnke, Raytown, died at 12:18 a.m. Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 7, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 825 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 7, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Daehnke was born in rural Tightwad, to Harry and Mae Houk. She was married to Ted Daehnke, April 27, 1947, in New Jersey. He preceded her in death November 10, 1988. She also was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and five brothers. Survivors include eight nieces and seven nephews. Mary was a recognized expert beautician and operated her own shop for many years. There is no adequate description of Mary's faith. She was a solid Christian and continually strived for a closer walk with God and His angels. She had unlimited admiration and love for her church and gospel singing was one of her greatest enjoyments. She was a member of Blue Ridge Baptist Temple for 43 years. God granted her a beautiful life and a passage filled with dignity to be with Him for eternity. Mary was not of a high status-class, or did her behavior reflect worldly desires, but rather her wisdom, conviction and Christian living prepared her for this day - today!

DAHLMAN, William "Bill"
1891-1961
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Aug 18 1961 - Mrs. W. J. Sutherland, Montrose, has received word of the death in Portland, Ore., of Bill Dahlman, formerly of Montrose. Death came as the result of a heart attack on July 27, 1961. He was 70 years, 2 days old. An orphan, Mr. Dahlman, was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Garade Dahlman who brought him from the orphans' home in St. Louis when he was six years old. He grew up in the Germantown community and attended St. Ludger's school. On Sept. 2, 1921, he married Lorene Minich at St. Ludger's church. They made their home west of Montrose till Feb. 20, 1925, when they moved to Portland. They were the parents of five daughters and one son. The son, Billie, Junior, died as the result of drowning at the age of 15 years. The daughters all live in Portland. "Uncle Billy" as he was known to his many friends was blind for 2 years, and was in an institution for the blind at the time of his death. Mrs. Dahlman is housekeeper at the Sisters' convent at Dalles, Ore. Mr. and Mrs. Dahlman visited their many Montrose friends in July 1954, while guests in the Sutherland home. They were kind neighbors and loved by all who came in contact with them, the sympathy of the entire community going to Mrs. Dahlman and her daughters. "Uncle Billie" was laid to rest in the cemetery with his only son and his foster-mother, Mrs. Anna Dahlman. Among the mourners were his many friends from the Institution for the blind, many of them in wheelchairs or with seeing eye dogs.

DAHMS, Lester William "Bud"
1907-2000
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 8 2000 - William L. (Bud) Dahms was born in Deepwater on November 18, 1907, to the late Guy and Ida Bailey Dahms. He attended grade and high school in Deepwater, graduating with the class of 1927. Bud worked for the Dickey Tile Factory for 26 years. After it closed in 1949, he went to work for Missouri Public Service Company on the gas and water crew. He worked there for 24 years before retiring in November 1972. Bud was united in marriage to Pauline Carter in February 1928. To this union four children were born, Lelia, Richard, Mary Lou and Julia. Bud spent most of his life in Deepwater, except for 15 years when he lived in Clinton. He served several years on the Deepwater School Board and two years on the city council in Clinton. On March 31, 1973, he married Mildred Dunning at the Allen Street Baptist Church in Clinton with Rev. Harold Norflleet officiating. He accepted Christ as his Savior and attended church at the Deepwater Christian Church regularly. Bud died Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 93 years. He is survived by his wife Mildred of the home; his three children, Richard Dahms and wife Deloris of St. Joseph, Mary Lou Robinson of Warne, North Carolina, and Julia Dahms of Springfield; two stepchildren, Larry Dunning and wife Mildred, Deepwater, and Barbara Price and husband Roger, Warsaw; one sister Lauryne Aaron of Hesperia, California, as well as seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, five step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills chapel on Saturday, December 2. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

DAHMS, Mildred Lorraine MILLER DUNNING
1928-2005
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 7 2005 - Mildred Lorraine Dahms was born November 14, 1928, on a farm southwest of Deepwater and departed this life Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Her parents were the late Wilbur and Viola (Williamson) Miller. She grew up in the Ohio Post Office community and attended Little Jewel Grade School. In 1943 the family moved to the Deepwater community where she and her sister Norma, attended Deepwater High School. She married Miles Eli Dunning in 1945 and to this union two children were born, a son Lawrence Wilson Dunning, and a daughter Barbara Jean Dunning. As a young homemaker she was an active leader in Extension Club, 4-H Club, PTA and Farm Bureau. She accepted the Lord as her Savior and joined with the First Baptist Church in Deepwater. Mildred worked as a cook in Deepwater School, worked several years at the Wilson Grocery and over 20 years in medical records at both Wetzel Hospital and Golden Valley Hospital until her retirement. In 1973 she married W. L. (Bud) Dahms and made their home in Deepwater. There they attended the Deepwater Christian Church where Mildred served as pianist and was president of CWF. She moved to Clinton three years ago after the death of her husband Bud. She enjoyed singing with several choirs and playing the piano for various events in the community. She was active in the Clinton Senior Center where she enjoyed volunteering her time to serve others. Mildred leaves her son Larry and wife Mildred Dunning, Deepwater; daughter Barbara and husband Roger Price, Warsaw; a sister Norma Chambers of Clinton; five grandchildren, Troy Dunning, Deepwater, Melissa Meredith, Montrose, Melinda Reedy, Lincoln, Ryan Price, Warrensburg and Eric Price, Calhoun; five great-grandchildren, Dakota Dunning, Brooke Dunning, Andrew Price, Zane Price and Angel Lerma; one nephew, Bill Chamber, Green Ridge; one niece Sherry Rook, Springfield; three stepchildren, Richard Dahms, St. Joseph, Mary Lou Robinson, Warren, North Carolina, and Julia Dahms, Springfield; a number of other relatives and dear friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, March 8. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

DAILEY, Ruby Mae JONES
1929-1992
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruby Mae Dailey, 63, central Kansas City in Clay County, died August 12, 1992, at Independence Regional Health Center. Graveside services will be Saturday at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Mrs. Dailey was born in Nevada, MO., and moved to Kansas City in 1952. Survivors include three sons, Danny Ray McClure, Houston, Douglas E. Dailey, Kansas City, and Dennis L. Dailey, Liberty; two brothers, Carl Jones, Jasper, and Robert Jones, Olympia, Wash.; two sisters, Betty Shoenberger, Kansas City, Kan., and Barbara Palmer, Kansas City; five grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.

DAINS, Robert N.
1919-2001
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2001 - Robert N. Dains, 82, Taberville, died Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at his home. He was a farmer. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 22, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

DALDRUP, Blanche Theresa COOK
1904-1997
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Blanche Theresa (Cook) Daldrup died Saturday, February 1, 1997, in Tucson, Arizona. Memorial mass will be Monday, February 10, at Visitation Catholic Church, 5141 Main Street, Kansas City, with her nephew, Rev. Norman Rotert, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Raytown. Mrs. Daldrup was born November 11, 1904, in Germantown, Henry County. For many years, she lived in Raytown, and was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society. Our Lady of Mercy Auxiliary, Tabernacle Society and held office in the Catholic Women's Club of Kansas City. In 1980, she moved with her husband to join her son and his family in Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph. She is survived by her son Roger (Lou Ann), Tucson, Arizona; three grandchildren, Timothy (Nina), Tucson, Arizona, Ann (Joseph) Hochevar, Alleen, Texas, and Stephen (Kathy), Mesa, Arizona; seven great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, Sarah (Richard) Knostman, San Antonio, Texas, Leslie (Michael) Buros, Bensenville, Illinois, and Martha (Anthony) Mendozo, Globe, Arizona, and seven step-great-grandchildren in Arizona, Illinois and Texas. She will be fondly remembered as Aunt Blanche by many nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews in the Kansas City area and in Montrose and Germantown.

DALDRUP, Kathryn W. "Katie" MUNSTERMAN
1898-1998
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kathryn W. "Katie" Daldrup, daughter of John Joseph and Catherine (Brokamp) Munsterman, was born August 30, 1898, in Harvel, Illinois. She departed his life June 28, 1998, at Appleton City at 99 years of age. Katie, as her family and friends knew her, spent most of her life in Urich. She and William D. Daldrup were married September 2, 1919, and together they farmed and raised a family. Katie was hardworking and successful in helping to manage the farm and raise their six daughters. She was a faithful member in her attendance and service to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was also an excellent seamstress and made all of her family's clothing. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one daughter Ann Laws. Survivors include her five daughters, Marcella Daugherty of Montrose, Bernice Daldrup of Urich, Evelyn Crews of Raytown, Ellen Newman of Kansas City and Darlene Lefever of Valley View, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Urich, on Tuesday, June 30. Burial was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

DALDRUP, Viola Ann RICHTER
1905-2002
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Jul 25 2002 - Viola Ann Richter Daldrup, 97, Holden, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Holden Manor Care Center. She was born April 9, 1905, in Montrose, the daughter of Benjamin Richter and Johanna Blomert Richter. On April 3, 1923, in Montrose, she married Anthony Henry "Doc" Daldrup. They moved to Holden from Montrose in 1941. He died October 27, 1979. She worked at Ball's Drug Store and Holden Mfg. Co. in Holden and Unitog in Warrensburg. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She is survived by three daughters, Rosalie Hilke, Lee's Summit, Audria Martin and husband Ed, and Margaret Thomason and husband Herb, both of Holden; two sons, Eugene Daldrup and wife Lucille, Holden, and Jim Daldrup and wife Janet, Cameron; five sisters, Fern Hake and Katherine Putthoff, both of Montrose, Marie Nass, Simi Valley, California, Ruthann Atkins and husband Roger, Kansas City, and Margaret Humphrey and husband George, Louisville, Kentucky; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren, many step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Richter, Grandview, and Joan Richter, Montrose. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Frank, Henry, Joseph, Benjamin and Leo Richter, and two sisters, Arlene and Rose Richter. Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, July 26, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Holden. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Holden.

DALTON, Bertha L. SELL
1891-1993
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bertha L. Dalton, 102 years old, of Clinton, passed away Thursday morning, November 4 1993 at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton, where she had been for approximately 3 1/2 years. Bertha L. Sell was born June 29, 1891 to John Wesley and Laura Belle Sell near Leesville in Henry County. She lived her entire life in Henry County except for a few months spent in Colorado. Her elementary education was received at the rural school near Leesville. On October 11, 1908 she was married to Lee William Dalton, also a native of Henry County and to this union were born ten children. She joined the Tebo Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful member. She loved her church and attended regularly as long as her health permitted. She lived a devoted Christian life and was a loving mother, setting a good example for all who came to know her. Her greatest joy was to have her children come home for a meal. It didn't matter if there were two or a dozen, she had prepared for all. She was a talented cook and well versed in the arts of homemaking. She had many friends and relatives visit her and even after entering the rest home they found her to be an inspiration to them. Her cheerful disposition always radiated sunshine, and she was noted for a loving smile which she was generous in giving to all who came. She was very patient and kind, never complaining and kept up with news of her family and friends. Although she lived to be 102 years, 3 months and 6 days, she put up a triumphant fight, but had said several times she was ready to go home to her Maker. What a heritage she has left for her family. She spent so much time in her last years in making crocheted tablecloths, bed spreads and doilies. It would be impossible to count the many beautiful quilts she has made, giving them to children and grandchildren to enjoy and treasure each stitch of love she put into them. Bertha and Lee were permitted to celebrate 60 years plus 3, together and in 1983 she was chosen as the Grandmother of the Year from Missouri, where 210 of her family were entertained at Jefferson City with a luncheon at the State Capitol with Mr. and Mrs. Kit Bond in her honor. Her husband, Lee, passed away in December 1971 and a son, Gene, only a few months previous of the same year. In 1983 she lost another son, Emmett and only this year in July she lost a daughter, Geraldine Witherspoon. What a happy reunion with all those gone before along with several grandchildren, one brother and five sisters. She will be sadly missed by three sons, Carl Dalton of Ault, Colorado, William Dalton of Kingsley, Iowa, and LeRoy Dalton of Deepwater; four daughters, Laura Mae Barrows, Margie Sheek and Pauline Wood, all of Clinton, and Doris June Evans of Deepwater. She leaves one brother, Hubert Sell, of Clinton, and a sister, Cora Bernard of Clinton, and Anita Lionberger of Greely, Colorado. Besides the seven living children she leaves 45 grandchildren, 131 great-grandchildren and 109 great-great-grandchildren, making a total of 292 living blood descendants. There are six adopted grandchildren and several step-grandchildren who thought of her as their own grandmother. The spouses of her children also loved her as she filled the vacancy of their own biological mother, as she accepted and loved them as her own. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 6, 1993 at the Tebo Baptist Church, Henry County. Pall bearers were all grandsons, James Dalton, Larry Barrows, Dewayne Witherspoon, John Dalton, Randy Sheek and Larry Dalton. Burial was in the Peaceful Cemetery at Calhoun. She was laid to rest under a mound of flowers among other loved ones.

DALTON, Carl H.
1910-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carl H. Dalton, 84, Ault, died Saturday, December 3, at his home, after a brief illness. He was born November 19, 1910, in Calhoun, to Lee and Bertha (Sell) Dalton. He attended one room county schools and schools in Calhoun. He came to Weld County in 1933. On January 18, 1936, he married Ruth E. Klussman in Littleton. After their marriage, he and his wife moved to Iowa where they farmed. They moved to Galeton in 1940 and farmed, and in 1951 they moved to Plymouth County, Iowa, farming there until returning to Weld County in January 1960. He and his wife farmed for themselves until 1970 when he became the farm manager for Harold Law. He retired in 1987 and they moved to the Villa in Ault where he has lived since. His wife died September 13, 1994. Mr. Dalton served on the Galeton Community Volunteer Fire Department for eight years and served as the fire chief from 1961-64. He was a builder and charter member of the Galeton Baptist Church where he served as a trustee for 30 years. Survivors are five daughters, Geraldine Ann Kalas of Merrill, Iowa, Beverly Jean Ruby, Blakesburg, Iowa, Carla Sue Gelsick, Greeley, Vicki L. Clark, Ossco, Wis., and Ronda Kay Sinner of Kersey; three sons, Edward L., Wastha, Iowa, Fred A., Eaton, and Tom W. of Greeley; four sisters, Laura Mae Barrows, Doris Evans, Pauline Woods and Margie Sheek all of Clinton; two brothers, Bill of Kingsley, Iowa, and Leroy of Clinton; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. A sister, Gerry Witherspoon, two brothers, Emmett and Gene, three grandchildren and one great-grandson are deceased. Services were Tuesday, December 6, at the Adamson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

DALTON, David
1866-1925
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - David Dalton died at the County Farm at 8:30 a.m. last Saturday morning. He had been an inmate of the home since December 11, 1921. He came there at the age of 55, following a stroke of paralysis. He had never been able to do much since then, but was able to get about until about a month ago, when the fatal stroke came and for more than three weeks was unable to swallow food. It was tender ministering to that he received in those last days by Superintendent Hallford and other caretakers, who made his last days on earth as comfortable as possible. He had been twice married and the second wife now lives at Pleasanton, Kas. He also leaves several children by each marriage, part of whom live in this county, and he has two sons in the Navy. He was a good, honest hardworking citizen and for years was a coal miner at Lewis Station. His body was taken to the Tebo Baptist church, where the funeral services were held and his body laid in the cemetery near by.

DALTON, Doris Mae LAWSON
1926-1995
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Doris Mae Lawson Dalton was born June 8, 1926, in Osceola, the daughter of Audra and Mae (Greer) Lawson. She died Thursday, November 30, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 69. Doris graduated from Clinton High School and was a lifelong resident of the Clinton area. On August 19, 1946, she was united in marriage to Lee Roy Dalton. To this union six children were born. She was a dedicated wife, mother and very special Granny Doris. Doris was a nurse at General Hospital for 14 years and at Golden Valley memorial Hospital for two years, also a plant nurse at Rival for 13 years. For two years, Doris was a city clerk for the City of Calhoun. In addition to working, through the years Doris was a Scout den mother, bowled for 10 years on the Tuesday Powder Puff League and currently had been serving as vice president of the Camelot Community Organization. She loved trail rides, fishing and a most special time for her was being with friends and family at the camper on the lake. She is survived by her husband, Lee Roy, of the home; two sons, Roy Dalton and wife, Vicki, Wheatland, and Roger Dalton, Calhoun; three daughters, Kathy Jamsek and husband, Larry, Hutchinson, Kansas, Eileene Millam and husband, Rick, Clinton, and Joy VanOster, Decatur, Arkansas; a daughter-in-law, Sue Pinkston and husband, Dan, Clinton; two sisters, Betty Nuhn, Clinton, and Dorothy Rains, Colton, California; two brothers, Robert Lawson and Kenneth Lawson, both of Clinton; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends, with special recognition to George and Donna Millam, who have been closest of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Audra and Mae Lawson; one daughter, Elaine Miller; one sister, Helen Lawson, and an infant brother. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 3, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

DALTON, Inez Ethyl "Ina" GREEN McGINNESS
1932-2015
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Inez E. "Ina" Green McGinness Dalton was born July 10, 1932 in Morris, Alabama to Ralph Edward and Lodena Kathryn (Hardin) Green and departed this life on December 15, 2015. Funeral Services were held December 19, 2015, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri. Interment followed in Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater, Missouri. Ina and her mother returned to Northern Missouri and lived in and around the Pattonsburg area thru her grade school years. The family, which now included a sister Barbara, later moved to Deepwater, Missouri where Ina attended and graduated from Deepwater High School. In 1949, Ina met Leo McGinness, a handsome young man from Deepwater. They were married in 1950 and the marriage was blessed with three daughters. Joyce Annette, Jackie Sue and Janice Kay. Ina's family was her pride & joy. She raised her daughters in the First Baptist Church of Deepwater and instilled in them her faith and love of music. Ina accepted Jesus as her personal savior as a child and continued to serve her Lord Jesus Christ until dementia/Alzheimer's disease prevented her participation. Ina loved her family and her church life. Ina especially loved to work with children in the church teaching Children's Church, Sunday school classes, Vacation Bible School, Sunbeams, Girls Auxiliary, Blue Birds and especially leading children's choir. Ina was the fun Mom. She transported pickup truck loads of neighborhood children to Pence's strip pit east of Deepwater for an afternoon swim. You could also find her hosting an impromptu cookout on the banks of Deepwater, Marshall or Cooper Creeks while children fished or floated on inner tubes in the shallow creek water. You might also find her conducting a backyard "ladies tea party" for her daughters and their friends while dressed in finery resurrected from Mom's or Grandmother's closets. Ina had a beautiful singing voice and was the soloist at multiple weddings, funerals and other events where she could share her talent. Ina taught piano and singing to local children. Ina didn't charge for her teaching because she loved to see children succeed. Her husband, Leo, passed away in September 1994 after 44 years of marriage. In 1997, Ina found love once again and married Lee Roy Dalton. Ina & Lee Roy enjoyed country life, fishing and traveling to visit family and friends. After Lee Roy's passing in 2001, Ina moved to Napoleon, Mo and lived on the farm of eldest daughter Joy & her husband, Ralph Neasham. Ina had several careers during her life including nurse's aide at Clinton General Hospital, tax collector of Fairview Township, utility clerk at Deepwater State Bank but her very favorite job was as a rural letter carrier for the US postal service. Ina loved carrying mail. She loved being Santa's helper and seeing that children's letters to Santa were delivered to the jolly ole elf. Sometimes Ina even took dictation directly from Santa to insure that the acknowledgement of the Christmas Wish List had been received by Santa. Ina retired from the postal service in 1998. Ina was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Wilber Leo McGinness, her second husband, Lee Roy Dalton, her parents, Lodena Kathryn (Hardin) Gilmore, Ralph Edward Green and step-father Lawrence Beck, a daughter, Janice McGinness Flint, her sister, Barbara (Beck) Tinkler and Barbara's husband, Jim Tinkler. Ina's survivors include her daughters Joyce "Joy" Neasham and husband Ralph "Pooh" Neasham of Napoleon and Jackie McGinness Hoard of Buckner, son-in-law, Larry Flint Sr., Eldorado Springs, MO, grandchildren, Kathy Yates, Danny Neasham, Shelly Neasham, Brian Neasham, Philip Hoard, Paul Hoard, Larry Flint Jr., Sarah Flint Kemper and Leo Flint, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a multitude of non-related children that she claimed as her own.

DALTON, Jewell Edna CURNUTT
1916-2007
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Jewell Edna Dalton, 90, died March 3, 2007, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 6, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Jewell was born May 13, 1916, at Calhoun, Missouri, daughter of Shellie A. and Emma A. Wolf Curnutt. She married Richard Eugene Dalton on February 8, 1936, in Clinton, Missouri. Jewell loved to play UNO and she had her own set of rules making sure she always won. Preceding her in death is her parents, husband, two sons, Richard R. and Larry Dale Dalton, infant granddaughter, Natalie Nicole Burk and a grandson, Eric Mesler. Survivors include one son, James K. Dalton and wife Velma; two daughters, Carolyn A. Mendenhall and husband Larry; Linda M. Bailey and husband Lester; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Margie Sheek; Pauline Wood; doris Evans; one brother-in-law, Morris Sheek and numerous nieces and nephews.

DALTON, Lee Roy
1924-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 13 2001 - Lee Roy Dalton, son of Lee Dalton and Bertha Sell Dalton, was born January 19, 1924, in Clinton and died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Lee Roy was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Clinton VFW Post 1894. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Doris (Lawson) Dalton; his daughter, Elaine Miller, as well as three brothers, Carl Dalton, Emmett Dalton and Gene Dalton, and one sister, Geraldine Witherspoon. He is survived by his wife, Ina, of the home; two sons, Roy Dalton and wife, Vickie, Weaubleau, and Roger Dalton of Clinton; four daughters, Kathryn Jamsek and husband, Larry of Deepwater, Eileene Millam and husband, Rick, Clinton, Joy McClendon and husband, Floyd of Watts, Oklahoma, and Sue Pinkston and husband, Dan, Clinton; three step-daughters, Joy Neasham and husband, Ralph, Napoleon, Jackie Sue Hoard of Buckner, and Janice Flint and husband, Larry, Harwood; one brother, Bill Dalton, Kingsley, Iowa; four sisters, Doris Evans of Fall River, Kansas, Laura Mae Barrows, Pauline Woods and Margie Sheek, all of Clinton, as well as 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, April 7. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

DALTON, Margaret E. HENDRIX MIDDAUGH
1917-2003
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 5 2003 - Margaret E. Dalton, 85, Cameron and formerly of Calhoun, died May 1, 2003, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty. She was born in Kansas City, the daughter of Elbert Hendrix and Ardella Perrin. On February 20, 1937, she married Ralph Middaugh. They were the parents of six children. On August 17, 1956, in Clinton, she married Louis William Dalton, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Dalton was a homemaker. She was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. Mrs. Dalton is survived by two sons, R. D. Middaugh and Jerry Middaugh, both of Independence; three daughters, Wanda (Middaugh) Hardin, Cameron, Barbara (Middaugh) Mooneyham, Springfield, Sarah Ann (Dalton) Riebli, Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Janice (Middaugh) Foster and Peggy (Middaugh) Spurgeon; two granddaughters, Cynthia Middaugh and Camille Middaugh; three brothers, Orlow Hendrix, Dennie Hendrix and Richard Hendrix; three sisters, Velma Goss, Mary Post and Kathryn Russell. Funeral services were Monday, May 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

DALTON, Ruth E. KLUSSMAN
1919-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Ruth Dalton, 73, Ault, Colorado, on September 13, as the result of an automobile accident. Ruth was born July 26, 1919, in Galeton, Co., and was married on January 18, 1936 in Littleton, Co., to Carl Dalton from Clinton. She was a member of Galeton Baptist Church. Services were at Adamson Memorial Chapel on September 16 with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. She is survived by her husband, Carl of the home, as well as five daughters and three sons, 24 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. Those relatives traveling to Colorado for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Ben Barrows, Mr. and Mrs. Shorty Sheek and Pauline Wood, all of the Clinton area.

DALTON, Thomas William
1855-1929
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Aug 15 1929 - Tom Dalton Killed - William Thomas Dalton, son of Avery and Betsy Ann Dalton, was born August 25, 1855, in Henry County, Mo. He departed this life August 8 1929, at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 16 days. He came to Lewis when a young man and resided there until his death. August 4, 1879, he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Chapman. To this happy union, five children were born. Henry died in infancy; Fred, Mrs. Effie Doss, Lee William, Frank Albert and Mrs. Josephine Plunkett. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on the fourth day of this month. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton united with the Drakes Chapel Methodist church, South, soon after their marriage and remained loyal to their pledge for nearly half a century. His death was very sudden, having started to work Friday morning mowing hay. His team became frightened and began to run throwing Mr. Dalton into the wheel and life was soon gone. Thus ends the last chapter in the life of a good husband, father and citizen. Men of such character as Mr. Dalton make up the kingdom of heaven. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 10, at Drakes Chapel church and burial made in the Drakes Cemetery.

DALTON, Vada MILLER WENZEL
1909-1993
Kingsley Cemetery, Kingsley, Plymouth Co, IA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Vada Dalton, 83, Kingsley, Iowa, died Friday, March 26, 1993, at a Sioux City, Iowa hospital. Services were held Monday, March 29, 1993, at Union Township Presbyterian Church in rural Le Mars. Burial was in the Kingsley Cemetery under the direction of the Dickinson-Michaelson Funeral Home. She was born May 15 1909 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charlie and Nannie Miller. She came to the Kingsley area as a child and graduated from Kingsley High School. She married Ray Wenzel in 1926. She married William Dalton May 10, 1957, at Belton. They lived in Missouri until returning to Kingsley in 1986. Mrs. Dalton and husband, Bill, lived in Clinton 30 years. She was employed at the laundry and cleaned homes in the area. She was a member of the Church of the Bretheren and had been a member of the Joppa Bible Class in Missouri. Survivors include her husband; two sons and their wives, Verlyn and Charlotte Wenzel of Kingsley and Marlin and Delores Wenzel of Le Mars; two daughters, Beverly and Cilbert Harrison of Sioux City and Geraldine Harrison of Lawton; one stepson and his wife, Larry and Caron Dalton of Le Mars; and two step-daughters, Karen and Melvin Underwood of Sioux City and Maxine Connor of Calhoun; 15 grandchildren and 14 step-grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Kiehn.

DALTON, Verna Emma STROBEL
1914-1997
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Verna Emma Dalton, 83, died Wednesday morning, April 23, 1997, at her home at 519 South Second Street, Clinton. She was born February 1, 1914, near Ballard, the daughter of Henry and Emmaline Viola Strobel. She received her education in the rural elementary schools. Verna had seven sisters, Frances Crutcher, her twin sister Virgie Rucker, twin sisters Alice Loyd and Aline Strobel, also Nellie Lucas. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Ruby Sell and Louise Dickenson. On November 5, 1932, she married Emmett Lee Dalton and to this union were born four children, Jerry Lee from Blairstown, Donald Edward of Fremont, John Carroll of Urich and Janice Kay Thornton of Weaubleau. Most of her married life was spent in and around Clinton, except for a few years when they lived in Belton, where her husband was employed. After moving to Clinton she became a member of the Clinton Christian Church. Verna will be remembered as a loving and caring person. Her family was her life and she was happy when any of her children came to visit. She was an excellent housekeeper and was well versed in the arts of homemaking. After the death of her husband in 1983 she remained in her home in Clinton where her children were always ready to care for her needs. She fought lymphoma cancer but was cured for over five years. In April 1996 she was diagnosed of lung cancer and on October 21 of 1996 they gave her a clean bill of health. Then recently of this year the tumor reappeared in her brain. Her daughter Janice came to her home and faithfully cared for her, along with the three sons who willingly helped when needed, exchanging weekends with Janice. Verna was very patient and kind, never complaining and kept up with her family and friends until the end. Her triumphant fight for life through many days of sickness was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; Jerry's wife, Pat, Don Edwards' wife, Jenny, John's wife, Donna, and a son-in-law, Donald Joe Thornton. There are aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and numerous friends who will lovingly remember her. Funeral services were held Friday, April 25, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

DALTON, William W. "Bill"
1912-2006
Kingsley Cemetery, Kingsley, Plymouth Co, IA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2006 - William "Bill" W. Dalton, 93, Kingsley, Iowa, died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars, Iowa. Funeral services were Friday, March 24, at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Burial was at Kingsley Cemetery. Bill was born July 6, 1912 in rural Lewis Station, Missouri, the son of Lee and Bertha (Sell) Dalton. He grew up in Missouri, moving to Kingsley, Iowa, when he was 19-years-old. He married LaVern Wenzel July 26, 1932, working in the Kingsley area farming until 1956 when he moved back to Missouri. After moving back to Missouri he worked at a plant manufacturing retreaded tires until his retirement in 1986. He married Vada Miller May 10, 1957, in Belton. After retiring, he and his wife Vada moved back to Kingsley, Iowa. Vada died May 26, 1993. After her death, Bill continued to live at home until going to the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center in December 2004. Bill belonged to Masons and was a Shriner. Survivors include his daughter Karen Underwood of Sioux City, Iowa, and his son Larry Dalton and wife Caron of LeMars, Iowa, 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Laura Mae Barrows and her husband Ben, Pauline Woods, Marjorie Sheek and her husband Shorty and Doris June Evans and her husband Roy, all of Clinton; also Bill's very special friends, Dean and Jan Royer and Gene and Diane Rollefson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife LaVern, his second wife Vada, one daughter Maxine Connor, and one granddaughter Lisa Rene Dalton, four brothers and one sister.

DAMERON, Florence BROWN
1906-2003
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 21 2003 - Florence Dameron, 96, Windsor, died Wednesday, November 19, 2003, at Windsor Healthcare Center in Windsor. She was born December 20, 1906, near Clinton the daughter of Abraham Lincoln Brown and Mary Frances (Sampson) Brown. On May 12, 1929, in Leeton, she married Luther Clay Dameron who died April 22, 1979, three weeks before their 50th wedding anniversary. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Missouri State University and taught in elementary schools for 14 years. She was an active member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. the United Methodist Women and the Methodist Quilters. She was also a member of the Petal Pushers Garden Club, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Luther Dameron, Jr. and wife Ruth Anne, Windsor; three daughters, Rosalie Ann Kolster and husband, Harvey, Grain Valley, Catherine Jane Kramer and husband, Woody, Marana, Arizona, and Sharon Kay Miller and husband, John, Warsaw; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Two brothers and six sisters preceded her in death, Buford Brown, Cecil Brown, Zella Wilson, Ocie Thomas, Lizzie Scott, Bessie Robbins, Ruby Willard and Ethel Burch. Funeral services will be Sunday, November 23, at the Windsor United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery.

DAMERON, James Kenord
1855-1943
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James K. Dameron, a citizen of Clinton and Henry County for nearly 60 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ike Harvey, on North Water Street, at 10:00 a. m. Friday, January 29, 1943. Mr. Dameron, who lost his beloved wife in 1935, lived in his own home until he became too feeble to manage it and had since been with his daughter and her family where every attention and love, deserved by a kindly, good parent, was shown him. James Kenord Dameron was born April 10, 1855 in Pike County, Ky. At the age of 10 he, with his parents and family, moved to Ohio where he was reared and where he became a member of the Baptist Church to which faith he was always loyal. In 1876 Miss Malinda Greathouse became his wife. Their long, happy life together was spent almost entirely in Henry County and Clinton, where he was a coal operator and a member of the Woodman Lodge. He was a worthy man, devoted to his family, unpretentious in his tastes, and industrious about his home until the mounting disabilities of years made him inactive. Surviving are two sons and two daughters. Will Dameron and Mrs. Harvey of Clinton; Mrs Lucy Alexander of Los Angeles, Calif., and Charles Dameron of Longmont, Colorado; also 33 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Wilkinson Funeral Home and the body was laid to rest in Englewood beside his late, beloved wife. Present from out of town for the services were three of Mr. Dameron's grandchildren: Mrs. J. F. Barton of Wichita Falls, Tex., Mrs. Oscar M. Barton of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Norman Scott of Kansas City.

DAMERON, Malinda GREATHOUSE
1858-1935
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Death brought to a close the life of Mrs. James Dameron about midnight Saturday, April 13, at her home at 119 West Henry street, following several years of failing health. Malinda Dameron, daughter of George Greathouse, was born March 14, 1858, in Ohio, being at her death 77 years and one month of age. She was united in marriage to James K. Dameron in Boyd county, Kentucky, January 15, 1876, and they were given seven children. Her loving husband survives with the following children: Mrs. Ike Harvey, east of Clinton; Mrs. Lucy Alexander and Charlie Dameron, Longmont, Colo.; J. W. Dameron, East Bodine, Clinton and George Dameron. There are also 33 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Mrs. Dameron joined the Christian church several years ago and was baptized by Rev. A. N. Lindsay. She was regular in her church attendance until her health failed. Her faith in Christ and her kindness and help to the sick and troubled made her a beloved friend and neighbor, and she was a kind and loving mother and wife. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Clinton Sunday. Burial was in Englewood under the direction of the Wilkinson Funeral Service.

DAMERON, Ruth Anne JUHL
1938-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Ruth Anne Dameron, 74, of Windsor, Missouri, died unexpectedly, late Friday evening, January 13, 2012, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born January 2, 1938, in Nevada, Iowa, the daughter of Leroy Everet Juhl and Ethel Thelma (Gilliland) Juhl. On May 26, 1957, at the First Baptist Church in Versailles, Mo., she married Luther Dameron, Jr., and he survives of the home. Ruth Anne graduated from high school and earned, from then Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Undergraduate, Masters and Specialist degrees in Special Education. She taught most of her career in the Windsor R-1 School District in Elementary and Special Education. She had also taught in the Ionia, Chilhowee, Sedalia, Independence, Higginsville, and Pattonville, Mo., school districts. Ruth Anne was a generous person who really cared about people, especially her family and her students. Ruth Anne was a staunch advocate for disabled and troubled children. She always enthusiastically rooted for the underdog. Ruth Anne loved to feed people and host family reunions. If anyone ever left her house hungry, it was their own fault. In addition to enjoying flower gardening, reading and crafts she was writing a book entitled "I'm Thinking About It." She was a member of the Sedalia 7th Day Adventist Church, and a former member of the Petal Pushers Garden Club in Windsor. She and her husband, Luther, had worked since 1994, as members of Campers on Mission, Missourians on Mission, and Missouri Baptist Builders and they volunteered regularly at many camps, including Sagrada Scholarship Bible Camp and Ponca Bible Camp, Ponca, Arkansas. In addition to her husband, Luther, survivors include a son Kevin Dameron and his wife Melodie, Sweet Springs, Mo.; a daughter Teresa Kelley and her husband Terry, Sedalia, Mo.; 4 grandchildren, Reagan, Alex, Grace, and Patrick; 2 brothers, Harold Juhl, Warsaw, Mo.; and Leland Juhl, Loma Linda, California; 3 sisters, Eva Juhl, Littleton, Colorado; Sharon Bruner, Dresdon, Mo.; and Lawrencine Gerke, Windsor, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Milford Juhl, Donald Juhl, and Kent Funk; and 4 sisters, Dorothy Sosong, Olive Stoehr, Ruby Whiteman, and Mildred Holder. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at the 7th Day Adventist Church, Sedalia. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DAMRON, Soloman King
1826-1892
Sweeney-Owen Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died, on the 19th inst. near Osceola, S. K. Dameron, aged 66 years; a wife and eight children survive him. Deceased resided in this county about one and a half years ago, when he moved to St. Clair county. The remains were brought here for burial, in the Lee Owen graveyard, Wednesday. - (Note from Mary Ella Kingsporn: His last name is spelled both Damron and Dameron in different documents.)

DANFORTH, Warren Dale
1934-1999
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 7 1999 - Warren Dale Danforth, son of Ned and Mary Wilma Burt Danforth, was born May 13, 1934, in Omaha, Nebraska, and died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at V.A. Medical Center, Kansas City. Dale was saved and joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at six years of age. He graduated from Jefferson City high school. He served in the United States Army in Occupied Germany, achieving the rank of SP3. He married Barbara Ann Barker on November 28, 1957, in Clinton. He was a Teamster for 30 years and worked for Associated Wholesale Grocers for 25 of those years, retiring in October of 1993. He was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church, the VFW Post 1894 in Clinton and the American Legion in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Raymond Dean Danforth and Warren Dale Danforth, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of the home; his six children, Deanne Evans of Lee's Summit, Rodger and Stephanie Danforth of Harrisonville, Rhonda and Steven Boyer of Florissant, Mary and Randall Reed of Odessa, Rebecca Tripp of Sedalia, and Marcie Danforth of the home; one brother, Arthur Danforth of Clinton, as well as 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by aunts, Bernice Straw of Parsons, Kansas, Vivian Manuel of Tightwad, and Persis and Bernard Beldin of Walnut Creek, California; three uncles, Orbin and Glee Merril Burt of Blue Springs, Melvin and Hazel Burt of Fair Play, and Gordon and Eleanor Burt of Kansas City, as well as a number of cousins and other friends. Funeral services were held at the Brownington Baptist Church on Saturday, October 2. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

DANIEL, Millie E. HUNT MERCH
1871-1923
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Feb 16 1923 - Millie E Hunt was born July 8, 1871, and died February 9, 1923, age 52 years, 5 months. She was married to William Merch, April 1891. Two sons were born to this union - Floyd and Ray K. Floyd, the eldest, died in infancy. Ray K. Merch died in service of the U.S. Army overseas, on October 7, 1918. Millie E. Merch and J. A. Daniels were married February 4th, 1903. Four children were born to this union. One daughter and three sons - Maudie, Loyd, Porter and Harold. She was a charter member of the Stone Mission Baptist church and took great interest in church work especially Sunday school work, and will be missed in the Sunday School work. Her death was due to blood poisoning, caused by a slight scratch on her hand. Short funeral service was held at her home and also services at Brownington Baptist church; interment in Brownington Cemetery. She leaves to mourn the loss of her, the husband and four children; also two brothers and five sisters; J. A. Hunt of Brownington; Harold Hunt, of Nodaway county; Mrs. A.W. Yeager, Mrs. Georgia Williams, Mrs. Delila Harding, Mrs. Beulah Rivers, of Clinton; Mrs. Ora Hiter of Marysville, Mo.

DANIEL, Susan Frances CHEESMAN
1867-1939
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Frank Daniel died November 1, 1939, following an extended illness at her home, south of Urich, and about 1 1/2 miles north of White Oak church. She and her son, Arlyn, made their home together on what is known as the old Swackhammer place, the past several years. She was endeared to all who knew her - a calm, gracious gentlewoman, with an ever ready smile for all who knew her and a word of cheer for everyone. Susan Frances Cheesman was born February 3, 1867, at Mulberry Grove, in Bond County, Illinois, and came to Missouri when three years old, living at Huntingdale. Here she was united in marriage October 15, 1889, to Frank C. Daniel, also of Huntingdale who died almost six years ago. To them were given six children, who survive and who are, two sons, Arlyn A., of the home; Idus L., of Holden; four daughters, Miss Lella Daniel, Buckner, Mo.; Mrs. Ira Wall, Denton; Mrs. P. A. McMillan, Sibley; Mrs. B. W. Hendrex, Adrian. There are 12 grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, John A. Cheesman, Kellyville, Okla., and W. J. Cheesman of Coffeyville, Kans. Mrs. Daniel gave her heart to God and joined the M. E. south, Church at an early age and since, faithfully followed the Master. She was a devoted wife, a dear, sweet mother and grandmother, unexcelled in neighborly deeds and a true friend. She gave cheer to neighborhood gatherings, and was generous to go and help when needed. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Lucas Methodist Church. Burial in the Urich cemetery beside her husband.

DANIELS, Betty Jane CROSBY
1933-1998
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, June 4, 1998 - Betty Jane Crosby was born February 23, 1933, the daughter of Pete and Alvenia Crosby of Branson, she died when state, May 27, 1998, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Betty grew up in Branson, and attended all 12 years of school there, graduating from Branson, High School in 1952. During high school, she worked some for United Telephone Company and continued working for them until her marriage. She was married to a Jurand B. Daniels who was in the Air Force. After 20 years, they retired and moved to Clinton where Jurand was employed by Clearfield Cheese Company and later by Payless Cashways in Sedalia. Bette was a homemaker as well as keeping busy with rental houses. Jurand preceded her in death June 26, 1992. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and the Roberta Rebekah Lodge #297. Betty and Jurand's three children survive, Lana Jane Stone, Memphis, Tennessee, Randy Daniels, Latour, and Boyd Daniels, Seattle, Washington; six grandchildren and one step-grandson. Graveside services were held Saturday, May 30, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DANIELS, Deborah Gail
1959-2004
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 8 2004 - Deborah Gail Daniels was born August 17, 1959, at Whiteman Air Force Base to Judy and Darrel Daniels. She died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at her home in Cedar Hill. Debbie is survived by her mother, father, brothers, Ronnie, Marty, John and sister Gen Skyles. Debbie leaves behind three nephews, five nieces, five great-nephews, one great-niece, six great-aunts, two great-uncles, eight uncles, 12 aunts and many, many cousins. Debbie also leaves behind a true friend and you could say adopted sister, Susan Daniels, and a godson, Jason Halgraffe. Debbie mothered her sister, brothers, nieces, nephews and really just about anyone who was younger than she. Debbie treated Justin and Tiffany as her own. She loved all kids and was always wearing a smile when she greeted them. She never met a stranger and her hugs were genuine and from the heart. She was a professional house painter and had her own business when she lived in New Orleans. Her projects were done under a careful eye and she was very critical of her own work most of all. Debbie's hobbies were Indian jewellery and painting, which she suffered to perfection. She liked to fish. she probably inherited that from her mom, dad and her grandpa and she liked hunting for mushrooms, picking gooseberries and dancing of any kind. Debbie was a very forgiving person and never ever carried a grudge. She was a believer from the age of 12 and in her last words asked God and everyone else to forgive her. She leaves behind a host of friends and loved ones who will surely miss her. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, March 20. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DANIELS, Holly Jo WITHERSPOON
1970-2008
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 24 2008 - Mrs. Holly Jo (Witherspoon) Daniels, 38, of Eldon, Missouri passed on Thursday evening November 20, 2008 of a brain aneurysm at the University Hospital of Columbia, Missouri. She was born on February 21, 1970 in Smithville, Missouri to Larry Witherspoon and the late Connie Trigg. Holly was a 1989 graduate of Lakeland R-III of Deepwater, Missouri. She was employed with Fasco for seven years, before becoming employed with the United States Postal Service for nine years. She loved sports, fishing, camping and loved bowling with her co-workers. She loved her Dr. Pepper, chocolate, and her 70's music. Holly married Lloyd Allen Daniels on January 12, 1990 who survives of the home with their three children, a Son, Dustin Andrew Daniels, and two Daughters, Lindsey Taylor, and Bailey Alexandria Daniels. Also surviving Holly are her father Larry Witherspoon and his wife Susan of Deepwater, Missouri; One Sister, Tina Marie Witherspoon and husband Patrick of Tipton, Missouri; three Brothers, Christopher Garrett Bryan of Wichita, Kansas, Brian Adair Witherspoon of Deepwater, Missouri; and Kenny Edgar Witherspoon of Springfield, Missouri; one adopted Sister born in Warrensburg; Grandmother, Ivonne Siercks of Windsor, Missouri; Mother in law, Dena Rosado of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; Father in law, Jimmie Daniels and wife Jannie of Clinton, Missouri; Sister in law, Tammy Halloway and husband Will and their three Sons of Brookfield, Missouri; several Aunt, Uncles, Nieces Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Mother Connie Trigg and her Grandfather John Siercks. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Phillips Funeral Home. Interment will be at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DANIELS, Isaac Jr.
1838-1904
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 21 1904 - Isaac Daniels, after only a few hours illness, died Saturday from a stroke of paralysis. He was well known in Clinton, having been with W. G. Julian when he was in the poultry business, years ago, and since then delivered groceries at different times for A. W. Widman, W. G. Meyer and Hendrix and sons. He was kindhearted and loyal to his employer and at one time, was quite wealthy. He was born in England and was about 65. Six children are left to mourn his loss. He was laid to rest in Englewood.

DANIELS, Judith Faye CRAIN
1942-2007
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 11 2007 - Judith Faye Daniels was born on January 30, 1942, in Clinton, to Omar and Lucille (Van Winkle) Crain and died at her home in Deepwater on April 9, 2007, at the age of 65 years. Judy was married to Darrel Dean Daniels. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Deepwater Church of the Brethren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Omar and Lucille Crain; one daughter Debbie Daniels, and one brother Ronnie Crain. Judy is survived by her husband Darrel of the home; three sons, Ron Daniels and Marty Daniels of Cedar Hill and John Daniels of Deepwater; one daughter Gennie Skyles of House Springs; two brothers, Monty Crain and wife Cristine, Montezuma, Iowa, and Bob Crain and wife Sheila, Marrionville; six sisters, Naomi Hickle and husband James, Harrisonville, Bonnie Collins and husband Richard, Clinton, Martha Brewer of Deepwater, Fern Campbell of Porter, Texas, and Betty Sanders and husband Mike, Colgate, Oklahoma, and Lynette Anspaugh and husband Jerry, Clinton, as well as eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Saturday, April 14. Pallbearers were grandsons, Adam Zierenberg and Justin Daniels, and nephews, Eddy Collins, Joe Collins, Daniell and Monty Anspaugh. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DANIELS, Jurand Blunk
1933-1992
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jurand Blunk Daniels was born in Galena in Stone County April 28, 1933, the son of Boyd Daniels and Ora Blunk Daniels. He passed away June 26, 1992, at the age of 59. He became a Christian at the age of nine in Galena. He served in the United States Air Force for 22 years from 1952 to 1974. He was united in marriage to Betty Crosby June 5, 1955, and to this union three children were born. After his career in the Air Force, he was employed as a truck driver. For many years he drove for Clearfield Cheese Company and was currently employed with Payless Cashways in Sedalia. He had received numerous safe-driving awards from both employers. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Branson and a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; one daughter, Lana Jane Stone of Memphis, Tennessee; two sons, Randy Wayne Daniels of Gun City, and Boyd Lee Daniels of Seattle, Washington; five grandsons and one granddaughter and a sister, Sandra Jones of Springfield. Graveside services were Tuesday, June 30, 1992, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DANIELS, Mary M.
1869-1885
Clinton MO - Miss Mary M. Daniels died Dec. 13, 1885, age 16 years, 4 months and 24 days. She was born in Jackson county, Ohio, in 1869 and moved from there with her parents to Bethlehem township, Henry County, Mo., in April 1884. She leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She was converted at the age of 13. She said she was willing to die. She called each member of the family and kissed them good-bye, told them to meet her in Heaven and requested them to have her funeral preached, which was done at the Bethlehem Church.

DANIELS, Tabitha MARQUESS
1813-1905
Clinton Missouri, May 20 1905 - Mrs. Tabitha Daniels breathed her last Sunday afternoon, May 7, 1905, between five and six o'clock. Born in Logan County, Kentucky, May 15, 1813 and would have been 92 on her birthday. Her maiden name was Tabitha Marquess and in 1834 she married John Daniels. Two years after their marriage, they moved to Johnson County and lived there until 1859, when they moved to Texas and were there during the war. Many were the interesting war stories she could relate to the younger generation. In 1866, they again came to Johnson County and were there four years, then came to Henry County, where she lived until death claimed her. Twenty years ago the very day she was buried her husband died. She was the mother of nine children, three of them living, two in Oklahoma and Jim, who has so faithfully cared for his aged mother since his father's death. Many younger persons would have been proud of the memory she retained to the last. She was especially kind to the school children who passed her door each morning and night and there was always a kind word, a bunch of flowers or a smile for them.

DANIELS, Virginia Louise HUESER
1932-2007
Brown Cemetery, Gallatin, Daviess Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 2007 - Virginia Louise Daniels, 75, Harrisonville, departed this life Monday, August 13, 2007, at her home. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, August 16, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville. Inurnment will be in Brown Cemetery, Gallatin. Cremation. Virginia was born August 3, 1932 in Montrose, the daughter of Frederick Peter and Grace Marie (Kramer) Hueser. She was married to Robert J. "Bob" Daniels on August 29, 1950, for 22 years. To this union eight children were born, Joyce Elaine, Jayne Elizabeth, Jeanine Edith, Joan Eleanor, Jack Earl, James Eric, Jerrold Elton and Jay Edd. Virginia lived her life for her family, her faith, her career, many friends and her pets. She was employed by Green Hills Community Action Agency for 38 years in Gallatin and Trenton. She served on the board of Daviess County and Grundy County. Virginia was very active in the church, Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Gallatin, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Trenton and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville. Virginia is survived by four daughters, Joyce Marley and husband Jim, Jayne Neal, Jeanine Minturn, Joan Brown, all of Harrisonville; three sons, Jack Daniels, Harrisonville, Jim Daniels and wife Debbie, Wright City, and Jerrold Daniels, Kansas City; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Geneva Thomas and husband Dub, Bonham, Texas; one brother, Harold Hueser, Kansas City; many nieces and nephews and her special family, Angie and Jeff Zimmerman and family, Jefferson City, and Harry Basnight, Harrisonville. She was preceded in death by her parents Fritz and Grace Hueser; one brother Robert "Bobby" Hueser; one son Jay Edd and daughter-in-law Debbie Daniels.

DANNATT, Caroline Amelia RICE
1860-1939
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Mrs. Samuel Dannatt Dies The Death Angel claimed a dear mother and another of the Cal hours older citizens when Mrs. Samuel Dannatt died at her home in Calhoun November 3, at 3:15 p.m. at the age of 79 years. The final summons was sudden, although five weeks ago she became ill with asthma and dropsical complaint but her condition had improved rapidly and she planned to leave with her daughter and grandson, Floyd, the day of her death for Iowa and Wheaton, Ill., to visit relatives. Sunday preceding her death, she was not well but her condition was not alarming until last Thursday night when she gradually grew worse until her death. Caroline Amelia Rice was born April 22, 1860, in Port Byron, Ill., later moving with her parents to Low Moor, Iowa. As a girl she was devoted to an invalid sister and sick parents and helped to make life happier for others. April 8, 1884, she was united in marriage to Samuel Dannatt of Low Moore, Ia., and to this happy union were born two children: Maude Ethel, now Mrs. Lee Jones, south of Calhoun, and Vertrand E., who died in 1923. To her husband's son, LeRoy S. Dannatt, of Wheaton, Ill., she was a devoted mother never showing any partiality. In 1903 Mr. and Mrs. Dannatt, with their family, moved to Missouri locating on a farm 21/, miles west of Calhoun, later moving to Clinton, then to Calhoun in 1913. Mr. Dannatt died April 10, 1927. She was united with the Methodist church April 16, 1905, under the pastorate of Rev. J. Y. Busby and was ever a faithful member, attending regularly until the last few years when her health would not permit. She then faithfully contributed her part in many ways and always welcomed the visits of the ministers, as her home was next door to the church, she, when the weather permitted, would sit on her porch and enjoy the music. After the death of her husband she rented her home and lived a year with her daughter and family but returned to Calhoun where with the exception of a few months, when her son-in-law's mother boarded with her, she had some of her grandchildren with her. For the past ten years she took a pride and joy in boarding her granddaughter, Miss Ethlyn Jones, a teacher in the local school, always having her meals on time and as long as her health permitted welcomed the friends of her grandchildren. Her heart was especially full of joy at Christmas time when she always prepared dinner for her loved ones. Her supreme delight was in her daughter, a true companion, who with her husband, granted the mother's every wish, the latter being a companion and helper since Mr. Dannatt's death. She loved to visit in their country home but on Friday noon told them she was going to a better home. Among her last words she admonished her grandchildren to be good to their parents. Her last thoughts were Of her daughter and son-in-law and as she told them that she was resting easy, she became unconscious, remaining thus until the end. She possessed a pleasing personality and all the characteristics that go to make up a pure and noble woman, a kind neighbor and friend. She leaves to mourn her death her devoted daughter, Mrs. Lee Jones, who was constantly at her bedside; a stepson, LeRoy S. Dannatt, Wheaton, Ill; two brothers, H. G. Rice, Audubon, Iowa, F. W. Rice, Low Moor, Iowa, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church Sunday. Burial in the Calhoun cemetery.

DANNELS, Beverly A. FOWLER
1953-2003
High Point Cemetery, Hughesville, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 14 2003 - Beverly A. Dannels, 50, Lee's Summit, formerly of Sedalia, died Saturday morning, July 12, 2003, at the North Kansas City Hospital. She was born March 9, 1953, in Sedalia, daughter of John A. (Jack) and Yvonne Leiter Fowler, Jr. On August 27, 1975, she married Jack Dannels, who survives of the home. She was a 1971 graduate of Northwest High School and a 1975 graduate of Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She worked from November 1987, until her death as an insurance agent for Mike Keith Insurance, Clinton. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lee's summit, and had served as a deacon in the Clinton Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Jack Dannels, of the home; a daughter, Christi Greiner and husband Bobby, Blue Springs; mother, Yvonne Fowler, Hughesville; a brother, Daryl Fowler and wife Becky, Independence; four nephews and six nieces. She was preceded in death by her father, John (Jack) Fowler and a brother, Jay C. Fowler. Funeral services were held Monday, July 14, at Broadway Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Hughesville High Point Cemetery. Heckart/Gillespie Colonial Chapel, Sedalia, was in charge of arrangements.

DANNENBROCK, Emma
abt 1883-1899
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 1 1899 - The people of this county were shocked by the sad news that Miss Emma Dannebrock, youngest daughter of B. H. Dannebrock of Mt. Zion, had died so suddenly Sunday morning, March 19, after five days of suffering from spinal meningitis. Monday night she was taken sick, making complaint that her head was paining her. Tuesday and Wednesday she was up most of the time. Wednesday night she became unconscious and was delirious most of the time Thursday. Friday seemed to bring a marked improvement and during the day she felt much better. Death struck her Friday night and she lay quietly until she passed away Sunday morning. She was 16 and an exceptionally bright and cheerful girl. Her belief in Christ was profound and abiding. She leaves three sisters, one brother, her parents and many friends. She was laid to rest in a beautiful casket in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

DANNENBROCK, Hattie Ione "Ona" SHEPPARD
1913-1991
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ona Dannenbrock, 77, of Lowry City, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 13, 1991 at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mrs. Dannenbrock was born near Deepwater and was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Dannenbrock worked several years at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She is survived by two sons, Bennett Dannenbrock of Escondido, Ca., and Kenneth Dannenbrock of Lowry City; one sister, Mrs. Frances J. Crawford of Moline, Ill. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Deepwater.

DANNENBROCK, Neva Hope
1921-2006
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2006 - Neva Hope Dannenbrock, 85, Lowry City, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services will be Friday, June 30, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Deepwater.

DANNER, Gary W.
1981-2005
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 14 2005 - Gary W. Danner, 24, Osceola, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at his home near Osceola. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Deepwater Cemetery.

DARBY, Ruth Frances
1922-2005
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 17 2005 - Ruth Frances Darby, 82, Clinton, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Memorial services will be Thursday, May 19, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Cremation to follow the service with burial at a later date in Garden City Cemetery. She was born in Greensburg, Kansas. She was married to Orville L. Darby, who survives of the home. She was an elementary school teacher in Lee's Summit and Greenwood before she retired. She was a member of the Norris United Methodist Church and the American Diabetes Association. She is survived by her husband Orville, of the home; two sons, Gene Darby, Republic, and David Darby, Bangkok, Thailand; one daughter, Carolyn Ann Fuller, Garden City; two sisters, Maurine Frink, St. John, Kansas, and Billie Jane Fretz, Augusta, Kansas, as well as six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

DARK, Edna Mae WATTS
1922-2004
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2004 - Edna Mae "Watts" Dark was born May 12, 1922, at Boonville, daughter of Lare Anthony and Pauline M. "Polly" Tucker Watts. She died April 18, 2004, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She married Marshall Dark on January 27, 1947. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church and a music teacher. Survivors include her husband, Marshall, of the home; one son, Russell Lare Dark, Tulsa, Oklahoma; two daughters, Marsha Dean Dark Umberger and husband Chuck, Chesapeake, Virginia, and Elizabeth Faye Hough and husband Bob, Rockville; one brother Sam Watts, Springfield; one sister Dixie Zink, Springfield; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Burns, Scarlett Watson, Christopher Dark, Amroth Reed, Zieka Davison, Saxon Hough, Jael Hough; four great-grandchildren, Charlene Watson, Roy Lee Watson, Jalynn Burns and Kathryn Davison. Graveside services were held April 19 at Appleton City Cemetery. Arrangements by Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home.

DARK, Marshall Eugene
1922-2007
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Appleton City MO - Marshall Eugene Dark was born on May 24, 1922, In Deepwater, Missouri to William Russell and Gladys Faye (Renfro) Dark. Mr. Dark passed away on April 21, 2007 at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home at the age of 84 years. Marshall made his profession of faith through baptism at the age of nine. He graduated from Deepwater High School in 1940, then attended business college in Kansas City for two years, before serving in the Army Medical Corporal Med Tech from 1942-1944. Following his discharge, he returned home to Deepwater working in the public school, where he met Edna Mae Watts. They married in 1946 moving to Appleton City, where Marshall worked as a laboratory technician. Marshall surrendered his life to the ministry in 1948. He attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri, then William Jewell College, in Liberty, Missouri. He was ordained November 13, 1949, his first pastorate being Coon Creek Baptist Church in Collins, Missouri. During his years in the ministry, Marshall pastored in Cotter and Elaine, Arkansas, Dexter, Missouri, Jasper, Indiana and Sandy Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Missouri. He served on the executive board of the Missouri Southern Baptist Convention and received his Doctorate in Theology from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary. Marshall retired from full time ministry in 1988, and he and Edna Mae moved to Clinton, Missouri. Marshall was interim pastor in several local churches and served as Chaplain at Golden Valley Hospital for several years. Marshall and Edna Mae raised three children: Russell Lare Dark of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Marsha Dean Dark of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Elizabeth Faye (Dark) Hough of Rockville, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his wife Edna Mae, his parents and two brothers, Forrest L. Dark and Norman R. Dark. Marshall is survived by his children, Russell, Marsha and Bob and Beth Hough, his grandchildren, Jennifer (Stocklaufer) and Jeremy Burns, Scarlett (Hough) and Bruce Watson, Amroth (Hough) and Kevin Reed, Zieka (Hough) and John Davison, Marshall Saxon Uriah Hough, Jael Elizabeth Hough and Christopher Matthew Dark, plus seven great-grandchildren, by family, Charlene, Roy Lee Robert and Sahara Watson, Kathryn and Arianna Davison, and Jalynn and Janelle Burns.

DARNELL, Tammy Sue
1965-2012
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Tammy Sue Darnell, 47, of Clinton, Missouri, died unexpectedly at her home on Monday, November 26, 2012. She was born on June 18, 1965 in Shepherd, Michigan, the daughter of Floyd Daniel Darnell and Dorothy Marie (Smith) Darnell. She was self-employed as a flooring installer. Tammy enjoyed spending time at the lake, or anywhere on or near the water. Surviving are her husband, Tom J. Allen of the home; one son, John T. Allen of the home; one stepson, Tommy Allen, II and his wife Jodie of Clinton, Mo.; four grandchildren, Tommy Allen, III, Kylie Allen, McKena Allen, and Chloe Allen, all of Clinton, Mo.; her mother, Dorothy Darnell of Mount Pleasant, Michigan; four brothers, Kevin Darnell and his wife Kathy of Weidman, MI, Tom Darnell of Kansas City, Kansas, Steven Darnell of Mount Pleasant, MI, and Brian Darnell and his wife Evelynn of Wiedman, MI; two sisters, Diane Ellis and her husband Tim of Big Spring, Texas, and Kathy Darnell and her life partner Cindy Collinsgru of Cinnaminson, New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, two brothers, Dan Darnell and Jeff Darnell; and one sister Debra Darnell. Funeral services will be Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. Interment will be at a later date in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

DARR, Francis Leon "Lee"
1935-2001
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2001 - Francis Leon "Lee" Darr, son of Frank and Leona (Blanton) Darr, was born June 29, 1935, in Kansas City, Kansas, and died July 17, 2001, at his home in Deepwater at the age of 66 years. Lee was a meat cutter for 40 years and a music entertainer for 50 years. He worked at Truman Lake Opry for two years since moving to Deepwater in 1995. He was employed at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was a member of the Deepwater Christian Church. He volunteered his musical talent to church services, nursing homes and senior centers. He also played for many benefits to help families in need. He played with various bands in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. He loved the Lord and going to church and was an avid Bible reader. Lee was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Lois, of the home; two sons, Frank Darr and wife, Jackie, Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Joseph Darr and wife, Barb, Loveland, Colorado; a step-son, Richard Dickinson, Portland, Oregon; three daughters, Frances Darr, Anna Darr and Sharon Darr, all of Kansas City; two step-daughters, Lynne Smith and Tammie Sallee, both of Kansas City; one sister, Maxine Liebest of Shawnee, Kansas, as well as 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, July 20. Burial was in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Deepwater.

DARR, Martha "Mattie" E. WAUGH
1863-1931
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. "Mattie" Darr passed from this life, Saturday night, April 25, at 11:15, (1931) after an illness of four months. Mrs. Darr was one of our most highly respected and useful citizens, having spent the greater part of her life in this community. She has a host of friends by whom she will be greatly missed. Martha Waugh, the daughter of J. W. and Mary Waugh, was born March 17th, 1863, in Montgomery county, Indiana, and came to Missouri with her parents, in early childhood and has been a resident of this vicinity every since. She was joined in wedlock to Edwin F. Darr Nov. 1st, 1882, and to this union were born three daughters and one son; Mrs. Edna Carpenter, Yakima, Wash; Mrs. Mabel Vance, Blairstown, Mo.; Mrs. Nellie Goodwin, Kansas City, Kans., and Paul H. Darr, Brenham, Texas. She leaves seven grandchildren, two of whom have preceded her in death. They were Forest Dan Goodwin and Margaret Ruth Goodwin. Those living are as follows; Mrs. Kenneth Stewart, Jakima, Wash; Mrs. Jess Thacker, Yakima, Wash; Mr. Raymond Vance, Tyler, Tex; Mr. Jean Edwin Vance, Blairstown, Mo.; Mr. Paul H. Darr, Brenham, Tex.; also one great grandson Kenneth Jr., Stewart, Yakima, Wash. The brothers and sisters are Wm. Waugh, Pampa, Fla (should be Texas), James H. Waugh, Blairstown, Mo.; E. R. Waugh, Blairstown, Mo.; Richard Waugh, Clarksville, Iowa, Mrs. L. L. Smith Urich, Mo; Mrs. James Adair, Chilhowee, Mo. She professed Christ and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church in early life and had taught the Ladies' Bible class for ten years. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon. Six nephews were pall bearers. The remains were laid at Carpenter Cemetery, Johnson Co. Mo. - The Clinton Eye, Apr. 1931: Mrs. Mattie Darr At Rest - The spirit of one of Henry County's most beloved women, Mrs. Mattie Darr went into eternity Saturday night, April 25th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Vance, near Norris. She had been suffering with heart trouble, dropsy, and complications several years, but was only seriously ill four months previous to her death. Her husband E. F. Darr, died four years ago and since that time she had been staying with her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Goodwin, in Kansas City but this year she became so very homesick that as soon as possible her daughter brought her to the home of the other daughter near Norris, where she spent her remaining days on earth. Mrs. Darr expressed the desire repeatedly that she wanted to die in Henry County among the people with whom she had spent so many years, and whom she loved. Mattie Waugh was born in Montgomery Co. Ind. about 68 years ago. She came with her parents, the late Mr & Mrs. John W. Waugh to Henry Co. in 1866, when they settled in the Norris neighborhood, and she lived there and in Blairstown the remainder of her life except a few months when she lived in Kansas City. Her beloved husband, the late E. F. Darr, ran a delivery stable in Blairstown for years, also for many years ran a daily hack line from Norris to Clinton taking freight, passengers and carrying Uncle Sam's mail for which he received $150 a year. Even in this time when so many people are complaining of the low wages, one can scarcely conceive of this, and it would be impossible to find a man to take a contract as mail carrier from Norris to Clinton daily for $150 a year, which is less than 50 cents a day. Mr. & Mrs. Darr knew both happiness and hardship, and she was a woman of exceptional graces endowed with a cheerful spirit that radiated happiness to all. Her life was one of helpfulness and doing the task that was nearest, not as a duty but as an opportunity. She was devoted to her husband and children, but found time to participate in the activities of the Presbyterian church, of which she was a member, and for ten years taught a class of ladies, whom she always referred to as "her girls." These girls acted as flower bearers at her funeral. It was good that she could return to die in the community that she loved, because during her last days on earth friends and neighbors daily visited her, giving her bits of news and happiness and the love that she so deserved. She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Paul Darr, Tyler, Texas, and three daughters, Mrs. Edna Carpenter, Texas, Mrs. Nellie Goodwin, Kansas City, Mrs. Frank Vance, Norris. She also leaves the following brothers, W. B. Waugh, Texas, J. H. and E. R. Waugh, Norris, R. L. Waugh, Clarksville, Ia, the latter came for the funeral and two sisters, Mrs. L. L. Smith, Urich and Mrs. James Adair, Chilhowee. The funeral was conducted in the Presbyterian church in Blairstown and the burial was in Carpenter Cemetery. (Note: Mattie's mother the former Mary Henderson, died in Indiana before her father and his second wife, Julia Ann Hamilton came to Missouri.)

DART, Ruth Monahan ESTES MONAHAN
1898-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth Monahan Dart, 93, Cole Camp, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 1991, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born April 16, 1898, in Enid, Ok., daughter of Benjamin and Alta Travis Estes. In February 1922, in Leavenworth, Ks., she married John Monahan, who died in 1956. On June 10, 1966, she married Forrest Dart, who is also deceased. Mrs. Dart was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Cole Camp. She was a member of the Book Binders Union and worked at Fletcher's in Kansas City. She moved to Cole Camp in 1958. Survivors include a son, James B. Monahan, Cole Camp; two daughters, Dorothy Franklin, Saratogo, Ca., Mary Ann Theroff, McCloth, Ks.; a sister, Bessie Turk, Springfield; and nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

DATWEILER, Evelyn E.
1900-2003
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 6 2003 - Evelyn E. Datwieler died Sunday, July 27, 2003, in a local hospital in Houston, Texas. She was born November 1, 1900 in Clinton. She moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1927 and remained there until she moved to El Paso, Texas, in 1939. She lived in El Paso until 1994 and moved to Houston to be with her niece, Susan Young. She retired from El Paso Natural Gas in 1965. She was active in the First Presbyterian Church until she became involved in Meneely Presbyterian Church during its infancy up until the time the church was dissolved. She is survived by her nieces, Susan Young of Houston, Lynn McClure of Millersburg, Michigan, and Virginia Lee Goush of Cortez, Florida. She had numerous great-nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be in Clinton at Englewood Cemetery, Thursday, August 7.

DATWEILER, Fritz
1852-1924
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Friz Datweiler passed away at his home on West Ohio street at 3:35 last Saturday morning. His fatal malady was stomach trouble. He had been in failing health for about two years, being bedfast for some time several months ago, but this spring had been able to be about the house and yard, taking worse only a few days before the summons came. On August 27, 1876, he was united in marriage with Miss Lenora Guenther, at Montrose, who survives him, with their three children - Fred and Ernest, in Clinton, and Mrs. M. D. Coates, of near Peculiar. He also leaves five grandchildren and one brother, Adolph Datweiler, who lives in Franklin county. Deceased was born in Franklin county February 13, 1852. He came to Henry county in 1874, living on a farm east of Clinton, until moving to town six years ago. He was a member of the Lutheran church and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends, who deeply sympathize with the family in their sorrow. Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday and the remains were interred in Englewood Cemetery.

DATWEILER, Lenora Christena GUENTHER
1856-1927
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1927 - Many hearts were saddened last Thursday when they heard of the sudden death of Mrs. Fritz Datweiler. This occurred at her home on West Ohio street at 4:35 that morning, after an illness of less than an hour from heart trouble. The last few weeks she had been bothered with asthma at times, but was as well as usual the evening before, and had sat up and talked and joked with her son Ernie, and wife, until 10 p.m. She took suddenly ill at 4 a.m., her spirit only lingering a few minutes until called to the eternal realms. Her maiden name was Lenora Christena Guenther, and she was born in Montrose, June 2nd, 1856. On August 27th, 1876, she was united in marriage with Fritz Datweiler, residing on their farm, east of Clinton, until moving in town in 1917. Mr. Datweiler preceded her in death May 3, 1924. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. M. D. Coates, of Los Angeles, Cal., and two sons, Fred and Earnie, of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Rosalie Berneker, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Theresa Brownsberger, of Montrose; two half-brothers, A. M. and N. B. Conrad, of Montrose; also six grandchildren. She loved all her grandchildren most dearly, and was so devoted to the little grandson in her home - Bobby Gene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Datweiler. She seemed most happy when watching over him at his play and listening to his childish prattle. Mrs. Datweiler had been a member of the Christian church for a number of years, living a quiet, unassuming Christian life; kind to all about her, and was held in the highest esteem by her many friends and acquaintances. The sympathy of all goes out to her children and other loved ones, who are so sadly bereaved by her death. May the love and the precious promises of the Savior, whom this good mother trusted and served, sustain them in this time of grief. The funeral services were conducted at the residence last Friday and the remains interred in Englewood cemetery.

DATWEILER, Otto Herman
1871-1925
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 1925 - Otto Datweiler died at his home on the corner of Jefferson and 7th streets, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, after an illness of 18 months. A complication of troubles baffled the skill of specialists everywhere he went. He was surrounded by every care and attention, nothing was left undone. Months ago his malady was pronounced incurable, but he never gave up hope and used every means possible to effect a cure. He was bedfast two weeks previous to his death. Mr. Datweiler was born four miles east of Clinton, on the home farm Jan. 26, 1872. He married Miss Florence Nivens, Jan. 15, 1901. They went to housekeeping on a farm near his home place which is three miles east of Clinton. They lived there until five years ago they moved to Clinton and built a most attractive home on the block they bought on Jefferson street, that was for years known as the Barnhart place. He leaves to mourn his death, his beloved wife, and one brother John C. Datweiler. Henry county has lost one of our most dependable citizens. He was a man of quiet and studious nature, who put the things he knew into practice. He had a vision for his county and knew how to realize good things for an entire countryside; it required individual effort. The everyday things must be kept up to the highest standard in order to get ready for the larger things. He and his wife were devoted companions, sharing joy and sorrow. They worked and planned together. Life was a joy to them, as all their interests were the same. Their farm was a joy to the entire county. The soil fertility was kept up to the highest standard. They specialized in Jersey cows and butter making. Mr. Datweiler was not satisfied unless his cows were the highest type. His meadows were free from weeds, the barns and water supply were perfect and everything in equipment was up-to-date. After they moved to Clinton they took great pride in their place here. Mr. Datweiler was absolutely unselfish and worked with equal ador for neighbor and friends or a cause in which he believed. although he had made farming and dairying so profitable, he realized that to make farming as a whole profitable, farmers must organize. For that reason, he gave his time unstintingly and without renumeration for the upbuilding of the Missouri Farmers Association. He was a follower of the Christ being converted early in life and uniting with the Presbyterian church. He was a citizen of the highest type. To his beloved companion he leaves behind, we only can pray that the comforter may make it possible for her to bear her great sorrow. The funeral services were conducted from his late home Wednesday. Interment in Englewood.

DATWEILER, Robert E.
1924-2002
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 15 2002 - Robert E. Datweiler, 77, Independence, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Carmel Hills Living Center in Independence. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 16, at the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born June 5, 1924, in Clinton, the son of Earnest and Clodean Datweiler. He worked for the Jackson County Public Works as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the American Legion in Independence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Letha Rush Datweiler. He is survived by his son, Donald Datweiler of Independence; two grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

DATWEILER, Susan Elizabeth JOHNSON
1869-1919
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. J. C. Datweiler Died In Kansas City - Clinton and the surrounding community bowed in grief last Saturday when they learned of the death of Mrs. J.C. Datweiler in the Wesley Hospital in Kansas City. that morning at 3 o'clock. She had suffered with gall stones for a number of years, but the last four weeks she had grown much worse until her physician deemed an operation the only chance of saving her life, so she went to Kansas City on Wednesday with the hope high in her heart and that of her family that the operation would make it possible to live without pain. She underwent the operation on Friday afternoon, and it was found that her condition was much more serious than they had thought and she died a few hours later. Susan Elizabeth Johnson was born in Henry county, Indiana, Dec 1, 1870. At the age of 16 she came with her parents to Henry county, Mo., and they lived on a farm 2 miles east of Clinton. It was there John C. Datweiler wooed and married her Jan. 30, 1895. He survives and their four children - Horace, who lives east of Clinton; and their three daughters - Misses Evelyn, Ruth and Helen. She also leaves her parents, A.N. Johnson and wife, who live on South 8th street; one brother, Chas. Johnson, east of Clinton, and three sisters - Mrs. Clyde Knoles, who live just east of Clinton; Mrs. Chas. Simes, on South 8th street, and Mrs. Owen Taylor, 6 miles northwest of Clinton. The first years of the married life of John C. Datweiler and wife were spent on a farm near Garland, and they later moved to the place 4 1/2 miles east of Clinton, known as the John Datweiler home. A year ago they moved to Clinton and have an attractive home on South 3rd street. She had been a member of the Christian church for years, and ws interested in all the departments and activities of the denomination. She possessed the kindest heart and her neighbors and friends loved her so, She could always be counted upon in the community to take a part in every good work with a ready hand and heart. Her life was one of helpfulness. Her influence was ever for righteousness. She was a favorite member of the Homemakers' Club, always performing the tasks assigned her with ease, and manifested the same ability common to her elsewhere. Her true self shown best and brightest in the home circle and here after all, is what counts the most in the life of the woman, for it is her influence that makes life outside what it is. Our hearts go out to the three beautiful daughters, who are just in the happy time of girlhood and blossoming womanhood. On them the blow falls hardest. Their home will never be the same. No mother heart will hear their joys and sorrows. Altho bereft they are old enough to forever hold in their lives the happy memories and wise council of one of the best women, who ever lived and they and Horace will follow the paths of righteousness in order to some day go home to her and Christ, she loved and followed. The funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. A. N. Lindsey after which the body was laid in Englewood. - Died in Kansas City: Her many friends in Clinton and vicinity learned with profound grief Saturday of the death in Kansas City at 3 o'clock Saturday morning of Mrs. J.C. Datweiler. She passed away at Wesley hospital following a severe operation. The remains were brought to Clinton on Saturday, arriving here at noon and were conveyed to her home on North Third street. The funeral service will be at the Christian Church on Sunday afternoon. Deceased is survived by her loving husband and four children, who will have the tenderest sympathy of all in this time of dark bereavement. She was born in New Castle, Ind., in December 1869, and was consequently 49 years of age.

DAUGHERTY, Betty Jean "Jeanie" BAGGETT
1937-2008
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 30 2008 - Jeanie Daugherty was born on March 25, 1937, to Lottie and Robert Baggett in Nevada. Among survivors are her husband, Jim Daugherty; two sons, James Paul Daugherty and Chris Daugherty; three daughters, Debbie Bennink, Denise Cunningham and Juanita Terrill; four brothers, James Winn, Carl Baggett, Paul Baggett and Larry Baggett; two sisters, Barb McKay and Dottie Howe; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Daugherty, and three brothers, Bill Baggett, David Baggett and Gary Baggett. Jeanie spent most of her life in Clinton where she married her husband, Jimmy. Together they raised six children whom she loved with all her heart. Being with her family meant everything to her. She loved and cherished each and every one of her 26 grandchildren. They were the center of her life. Next to her own children and grandchildren, Jeanie enjoyed her "grand-sitting" children. She provided child care for many children in her younger years whom she loved as her own. Jeanie was a member of the Clinton Church of Christ. When she was able, she was a very active member there. Jeanie loved to cook and was very good at it. Nobody could cook like "Grandmommy." She also enjoyed traveling with her husband, Jim. They enjoyed several trips together. Jeanie's favorite time of year was Christmas. She loved giving to others and decorating her house. Jeanie died on June 27, 2008, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 71. She will truly be missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, June 30. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

DAUGHERTY, Bobby
1955-2002
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2002 - Bobby Daugherty, 46, Windsor, died late Saturday evening, February 16, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born March 7, 1955, in Nevada, Missouri. On July 4, 1988, in Clinton, he married Patty May Wassam, who survives of the home. Mr. Daugherty worked at Tyson Foods in Sedalia for over seven years. He was a member of the Victory Christian Center in Clinton. In addition to his wife, Patty, he is survived by his parents, Jim and Jean Daugherty, Clinton; three sons, Brandon Roberts and Nolan Roberts, Columbia, and Robert Martinez, Windsor; a daughter, Jamie Lloyd, Windsor; four brothers, Jim Paul Daugherty, Lee's Summit, Chris Daugherty, Blue Springs, Roy Roberts, Jack Roberts and A. J. Roberts, all of Nevada; three sisters, Debbie Bennink, Overland Park, Kansas, Denise Cunningham, Warsaw, and Juanita Daugherty, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina; a granddaughter, Cheyenne Lloyd, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 20 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery in Clinton.

DAUGHERTY, Clarence E. "Lightning"
1901-1995
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clarence "Lightning" E. Daugherty, 93, Clinton, died Sunday, January 29, 1995, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Pearl, a resident of the Westwood Nursing Center; three sons, Jim Daugherty, Donald Daugherty and Forrest Daugherty, all of Clinton; one daughter Veta Calvird, also of Clinton; 22 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sons, Harold and Norman Daugherty. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 1, at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

DAUGHERTY, Don L.
1934-2003
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 6 2003 - Don L. Daugherty, 69, Odessa, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at a Kansas City hospital. Graveside services and interment will be Sunday, June 8, at the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. He married the former Mary Hibbs in Hesperia, California, in 1985. She survives of the home. He is also survived by three sons, Ed Daugherty and wife Mindy, Apple Valley, California, and Bill Daugherty and wife Tracy, Milton Freewater, Oregon, and Donnie Daugherty of Birmingham, Alabama; three daughters, Marlene Hill and husband Rick, Clinton, Brenda Estrada and husband Chio, Yucaipa, California, Cindy Shelton and husband Harold, Appleton Valley; two brothers, Jim Daugherty and wife Jeanie, Clinton, and Frosty Daugherty of Clinton; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; stepchildren Mike Daugherty and wife Wendy, Windsor, Randy Daugherty and Jill, Lowry City, Rick Daugherty and wife Pam, Springfield, Jeff Daugherty and wife Lisa, Lowry City, Becky Etters and husband Bill, Odessa; 13 step-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy; his parents; two brothers, Harold and Norman Daugherty, and one sister, Veta Calvird.

DAUGHERTY, Forrest E. "Frosty"
1944-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 3 2009 - Forrest (Frosty) E. Daugherty, 64, Clinton, departed this life on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at the family home at 415 West Short Street, Clinton, "on the hill", the same home where he was born on Nov. 12, 1944. Frosty attended Clinton schools and after school he went into the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. After serving his country, he went to work for Unitog Clothing Factory where he worked until its closing. He then worked for Consumers in Clinton until it closed. Frosty then went to work for Wal-Mart until his retirement. After retiring and having too much time on his hands, he went back to work at Wal-Mart part-time for a total of 10 years. Frosty lived for his family by living his life "on the hill," as he called it, with his parents until their death. Frosty loved listening to country music, dancing and eating his favorite Mexican food. His favorite holiday was Thanksgiving, as his job was being the dressing tester and making the macaroni salad. Frosty made many, many friends over the years. He was one of the most kind and fun loving people you could have ever known. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence (Lightening) and Pearl Irene (Anderson) "Ma Daugherty"; three brothers, Harold, Norman and Don, with one sister, Veta Pearl Calvird. He is survived by one brother, Jim Daugherty of Clinton; one uncle, cousins and many great-and great-great-nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Frosty will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 7.

DAUGHERTY, Frank L.
1920-2005
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 8 2005 - A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Chief Machinist Mate Frank L. Daugherty, USN, died Sunday, January 23, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Born January 22, 1920 in Creighton, he was raised in Clinton, the son of James D. and M. Alene Crawford Daugherty. Besides his parents, his sister, Margaret, predeceased him in 1941. He served in the United States Navy for 22 years, retiring in 1965. His career in the Navy included five years on the USS Black Hawk (AD-9) a Destroyer Tender in the Asiatic Fleet, during World War II, seeing service in Shanghai, China, Balikpapan, Borneo, Australia, Pearl Harbor and the Aleutians. He served on the USS Perkins during the Korean War and later on the USS Ajax, USS Jason, USS Orion, USS Outpost, USS Vulcan, USS Vigil and the USS Wright. He had shore duty assignments on Guam, Marianas Islands and Guantanamo, Cuba, among others. After retirement from the Navy, he worked for the United States Postal Service in Clinton, until retiring in 1985. In his retirement years, Chief Daugherty enjoyed reunions for the USS Black Hawk, reminiscing with his shipmates about their experiences during the war years. One story he told was of sleeping on the deck topside. The ship didn't have bunks for the crew so they slept anywhere except the Quarter Deck, rolling up and stashing their bedrolls during the day. If they blew tubes during the night (blew soot out of the smoke stacks with steam jets), then anyone who had slept near the stacks looked like they had been cleaning firesides wire brushing the inside of the boilers). He said they quickly learned where not to sleep. He is survived by his wife Barbara; daughter Ann Beckham and son-in-law Gregory Beckham, South Riding, Virginia; granddaughter Catherine Hall, Charlotte, North Carolina; two grandsons Thomas and Jon Beckham, Atlanta, Georgia; sister Betty Lou Williams; brothers Joseph, James Lewis and Robert Daugherty, Clinton, and nephews and nieces. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Thursday, January 27, with members of Golden Valley VFW Post 1894 and United States Navy Honor Guard officiating. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DAUGHERTY, Glen Ellis
1929-2004
Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2004 - Glen Ellis Daugherty, 75, was born May 15, 1929, in Osceola, the son of Glen Ellis and Irene Margaret (Strong) Daugherty, and died Sunday, October 17, 2004, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He married Mary G. Frye December 19, 1953. They lived in Kansas City before he retired in 1989 from General Motors Fairfax Plant in Kansas City. After his retirement, they made their home in Osceola. He received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners Provost Guard, Scottish Rite and UAW Local 31. While living in Osceola, he enjoyed being part of the driving staff for OATS. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary; his father Glen and brother Don. His is survived by his mother Irene; brother Ray and his wife Evelyn; two daughters, Glenda and her husband David, Patty and her husband Paul, and one son Glen Jr. and his wife Cindy; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Chris and his wife, Michelle, Autumn, Erin, Kelly, Katie, Jakob, Justin, CJ, Nicholas and Dylan; three step-grandchildren, Riannou, Tiffany, Megan, and one step-grandson Remington; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, October 22, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home. Burial with military honors was held at Pleasant Mound Cemetery.

DAUGHERTY, Hugh E.
1922-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2004 - Hugh E. Daugherty, 81, San Francisco, California, formerly of Lowry City, died Wednesday, November 3, 2004, in San Francisco.

DAUGHERTY, Jeff A.
1967-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 21 2011 - Jeff A. Daugherty, 44, Osceola died Sunday, December 18, 2011, at the St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born February 2, 1967, in Clinton, the son of Norman Eugene Daugherty and Mary Icea (Hibbs) Daugherty. On March 21, 1991, he married Lisa Marie Pennington at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Clinton and she survives of the home in Osceola. He was a 1985 graduate from Clinton High School. Jeff worked for Morton Buildings from 1990 to 1996. He then worked in concrete construction for Dave Sperry Concrete in Clinton. He loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved dogs. He was a member of the North American Hunting Club. In addition to his wife, Lisa, survivors include two daughters, Shelby Lynn Daugherty and Emilly Icea Daugherty, both of the home; his mother, Mary Daugherty, Odessa; three brothers, Michael Daugherty, Windsor, and Randy Daugherty and Rickey Daugherty, both of Lowry City; a sister, Rebecca Etters, Odessa; 12 nieces and nephews and 17 great-nieces and great-nephews and two uncles, Grady Hibbs, Holden, and Jim Daugherty, Clinton. He was preceded in death by his father in 1980 and his stepfather, Don Daugherty. Funeral services will be Friday, December 23, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Clinton Memory Gardens.

DAUGHERTY, Joseph Morgan
1918-2009
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2009 - Joseph M. "Joe" Daugherty was born May 20, 1918, in Creighton, the son of James Daniel and Margaret Alene (Crawford) Daugherty. He died on March 31, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 90 years. Joe served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was married to Mary Bernice (Meierotto) Daugherty, who preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 1982. He was a district supervisor for Missouri Public Service Company for 35 years. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the American Legion, Clinton, and the VFW, Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, James D. and Margaret Daugherty, and his wife Mary. Joe is survived by one son Daniel J. Daugherty of independence; two brothers, James L. "Lou" Daugherty and wife Donna, and Robert C. "Bob" Daugherty and one sister Betty Williams and husband Doyle, all of Clinton, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass was held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, on Saturday, April 4. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DAUGHERTY, Mary Icea HIBBS
1938-2012
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mary I. (Hibbs) Daugherty, 74 of Odessa, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at her home in Odessa. She was born in Clinton, Mo., on April 27, 1938, the daughter of Alfred E and Icea M. Hibbs. Mary was employed with the former Wetzel Clinic in Clinton, Mo., for over thirty years, where she accumulated numerous friends. She is survived by three sons, Mike Daugherty and his wife Wendy of Windsor, Mo., Randy Daugherty and his wife Jill of Lowry City, Mo., and Rick Daugherty and his wife Pam of Lowry City, Mo.; a daughter Rebecca Etters and her husband Bill of Odessa, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Lisa Daugherty of Osceola, Mo.; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; a brother, Grady Hibbs of Holden, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. All will miss her greatly. Mary was preceded in death by her first husband Norman E. Daugherty in 1980, her second husband Donald L. Daugherty in 2003; one son, Jeffery A. Daugherty in 2011; her parents, six brothers, Dennis Hibbs, Bill Hibbs, Woodard Hibbs, Carl Hibbs, Charles Hibbs, and Donald Hibbs; and three sisters, Dorothy Loyd, Betty Kanoy, and Grace Hibbs. Graveside services and burial will be Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

DAUGHERTY, Pearl Irene
1909-1997
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Pearl Irene Daugherty, 86, Clinton, died Monday, December 22, 1997, at the Westwood Nursing Center. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons, Jim Daugherty of Clinton, Donald Daugherty of Colorado and Forrest Daugherty of Clinton; one daughter, Veta Calvird of Urich; 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, December 26, at the Sickman and Dunning Chapel, at which time they will move to the Clinton Memory Gardens for a graveside service.

DAUGHERTY, Willard Wilson "W. W."
1924-2006
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2006 - Willard Wilson Daugherty of Montrose, Missouri was born to Thomas and Ruth (Birch) Daugherty March 19, 1924 in Deepwater, Missouri. He passed away June 28, 2006 in Leawood, Kansas at 82 years of age after a long struggle with bone cancer. Willard a.k.a. "W.W." was well known in the area being a banker in the Montrose Savings Bank for over 30 years and serving as the president, board chairman and majority stockholder prior to his retirement in 1978. Several years later, he served as Director of Publicity and Coordination for the State of Missouri Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. He was also the Administrator of Ellett Memorial Hospital until his second retirement at age 65. During his life, Willard was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church being a lector, communion minister and religious education instructor. He was on the first Diocesan Pastoral Council and was past-president of the Council of Catholic Laity. He served his county in World War II in China and Burma where he earned four combat stars and the Bronze Star among other medals. He was a charter member of VFW Post 8820 in Montrose. Willard was a member of the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force Association and Commander of the Ozark Basha, China-Burma-India Veterans Association. He was an active member of the Knight's of Columbus, serving St. Henry's Council 1125 in Montrose as Grand Knight and Advocate. He also served as treasurer for the Missouri State Knight's of Columbus. Mr. Daugherty was formerly Mayor of Montrose, President of the Community Betterment Club, city councilman, school board member and treasurer, Chairman of the Henry County Economic Development Council Board, served on the Henry County 911 Communication Board, and was Chairman of the Henry County Industrial Development Authority. He also served as a scoutmaster, Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball coach. He is survived by his wife, Marcella, of the home; four sons, Larry Daugherty of Olathe, Kansas, William Daugherty of Leawood, Kansas, Dennis Daugherty and wife Judy of El Dorado Springs, Missouri and John Daugherty and wife Linda of Lenexa, Kansas; one daughter, Mary Daugherty, of Kansas City, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Darren and Jason Daugherty, Alyssa Hellebusch, Jennifer Hirt, Liz, Laura and Amanda Daugherty; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Saturday, July 1, 2006 with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

DAUGHTERTY, Mary G.
1929-2003
Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 18 2003 - Mary G. Daughterty, 74, Osceola, a retired cosmetic company employee, died Monday, December 15, 2003, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services will be Friday, December 19, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, near Osceola.

DAVENPORT, Patricia Kay
1947-1991
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Patricia Kay Davenport, 43, Warsaw, died September 12, 1991, at her mother's home in Independence. She was born in Independence and moved to Warsaw 10 years ago. Mrs. Davenport was a medical assistant at the Wetzel Clinic in Warsaw for the last six years and earlier worked for Prime Health. She was a member of the nurse's union. Survivors include her husband Bill R. Davenport of the home; two sons, Marine Sgt. Marty Davenport, Belton, and Michael E. Davenport, of the home; a daughter, Tricia Malko, Flower Mound, Tx.; her mother, Maxine O'Dell, Independence; a sister Judy Johnson, Colorado Springs, Co., and four grandchildren. Services were held on Saturday, September 14, 1991 at Speaks Suburban Chapel, burial in Mount Washington Cemetery.

DAVENPORT, Robert E. "Bob"
1932-2015
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Robert E. (Bob) Davenport, a long time resident of Clinton, Missouri passed peacefully at home with family by his side, on February 25, 2015. Mr. Davenport was born in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee on January 6, 1932. He was a Korean War veteran (Army), a member of the Freemasons for 60 years, and a retired member of the St. Louis Carpenter's District Council. Among the many professional endeavors during his life, Mr. Davenport was a commercial and residential builder, developer, and cabinet maker whose talents and skills were sought after for many years. Mr. Davenport is remembered by his family and friends as an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman in the Truman Lake Area for the past 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Melvin Cunningham and John and Mamie Davenport, and Brother John C. Davenport, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Donna J. Davenport, Brother Bill Cunningham and Sister Jane Sharp as well as daughter Rhonda Carter (Allen) and son Paul Davenport (Tammy). His loving family includes grandchildren Corey (Jennifer), Matt (Michaela), Jake and great-grandchildren Maci, Izzie, Miles, Maxx, Addi, Hayden and Montana as well as many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life visitation will be held at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home on March 28, 2015, and a graveside memorial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri.

DAVIDSON, Irene B. PLUMLEE
1911-1991
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Irene B. Plumlee Davidson was born near Coal, July 17, 1911, the daughter of D. C. and Ethel Plumlee. She received her education at the Mound Springs School. She was united in marriage to L. D. (Red) Davidson in 1938 in California. They spent the early years of their marriage in California, where they operated their own business. In 1951, they returned to the Coal community where they purchased a farm. She spent many enjoyable hours tending to her gardens, flowers, her pet bull dogs and helping Red on the farm. There was always a warm welcome for family and friends and many an hour of joy and laughter was spent at the kitchen table where she was quick to set a good meal. After Red's death in 1981, she sold the farm and moved to Clinton. She made her home at the Westwood Nursing Home the last few years of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two infant sisters, two brothers, Philip and Alfred and one sister, Dorothy Pruessner. She is survived by sisters, Elsie Garbaldi of California, Georgia Logan and Linnie Smith of Clinton, and one brother, James of Clinton, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Saturday, November 30, 1991, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Parks Chapel Cemetery, Henry County.

DAVIDSON, Ronald Chester
1943-2005
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 12 2005 - Ronald Chester Davidson was born in Hartford, Connecticut on May 3, 1943. His parents were Chester Leroy Davidson and Ruth Marie Carey Davidson. Ron died unexpectedly at his home in Clinton on July 12, 2005, at the age of 62. Ron's mother died when he was five-years-old and he and his brother, Donald, were lovingly raised by their grandmother, Bertha Smith, in Sedalia. Ron graduated from high school in Whittier, California, and entered the United States Army in 1961. He served in the Signal Corp attached to the Fourth Armored Division in Germany where he rose to the rank of Sergeant and then was honorable discharged in 1964. Ron then worked for the Hesse Corporation in Kansas City and returned to the Sedalia area where he met his wife, Joyce Houtchens in 1980. They were married May 28, 1981, in Knob Noster, and lived in the Sedalia area with Joyce's young sons, Brad, Aaron and Ryan Keith. Later in 1981 they moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, with the boys. Ron worked as a self-employed contractor. The family returned to Clinton in 1984 and Ron and Joyce operated Clinton Enterprises, Inc. and Clinton Tool Rental. Ron operated the business until his death. Ron was particularly proud of his military service; had a strong sense of right and wrong, and continued his community service actively serving as a Henry County reserve deputy sheriff for some 10 years, being elected to the rank of lieutenant before his retirement. Ron was an avid sportsman and boater. He loved to hunt deer, elk, turkey, ducks and geese. He loved to fish in fresh and salt water. He took many fishing excursions in the gulf and on Truman Lake with his brother-in-law, Dick Houtchens, and many trips to the Colorado trout streams and lakes and to the North Woods with his close friend Bob Parkey. He and Joyce's sons spent many hours hunting and fishing together as the boys grew up. Ron loved the west, the Rocky Mountains and Native American cultures. In his last years he traveled by RV in caravan with Bill and Judy Roberts from Texas through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana, exploring new wonders over every rise. He and Joyce with their pups, Pepper and Pepper II, loved to camp, particularly in the Branson area where they just returned from the Welcome Home Celebration for Vietnam Veterans. But the most important thing that Ron Davidson ever did - and he told you so - was to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and for that act he sits today at Jesus' feet near the throne of god, forever. He was an avid reader and student of the Bible - particularly the New Testament. He had unique insight into what Jesus meant in His sayings and parables. He often was in communication with his God, and God through the Holy Spirit, often spoke to Ron with the words for him and words he was to pass on to others. His greatest trip ever was to Israel and the Holy Land with Joyce, many friends and his pastor and dear friend Ron Chastine. It touched him deeply to walk where Jesus walked, lived, died and rose. Ron always loved his stepsons. In his later years, he particularly enjoyed close relationships with his step-grandchildren, Katie and Michael, and cherished that experience. He looked forward to Tina Chapin and her daughter Mikaela, joining his family soon, as he had already grown to love them too. Ron was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association. Ron's parents, his infant twin brothers, Larry and Jerry Davidson, and his grandmother, Bertha Smith, preceded. Ron is survived by his beloved wife Joyce; his stepsons, Brad, Aaron and Ryan Keith; his step-grandchildren, Katie and Michael Keith; his brother Donald Davidson and sister-in-law Connie Davidson of Warsaw; his half-sister Connie Eichler of Warsaw and half-brother, Steve Davidson of Dallas, Texas; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard K. Houtchens and Anita Houtchens of Corpus Christi, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. And, oh what a host of friends. Ron, words cannot speak how we will miss you - but we'll see you again someday soon. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Clinton on Friday, July 15. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DAVIDSON, Wanda R. THOMPSON
1936-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 24 2004 - Wanda R. Davidson, 67, Lowry City, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital. As per her wishes, no services will be held. She was born September 25, 1936, in Clay County, daughter of Raymond Estil and Josephine Brubeck Thompson. She married Bobby Lee Davidson February 29, 1952, at Huntsville, Arkansas, who survives of the home. Additional survivors include one son, Tommy Davidson and wife Joy, Lowry City; three daughters, Janice Elaine Miller, Lawrence, Kansas, Bobbie Jo Wuthnow and husband Lynn, Lowry city, and Carol Ray Jones and husband Glade, Lawrence, Kansas; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one sister Cordie Mae Kingery, Kearney.

DAVIS, Albert Gale
1936-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2007 - Albert Gale Davis, 71, Garden City, was born August 3, 1936, in Ava, Illinois, the son of William C. and Esther (Smith) Davis, and died Sunday, October 7, 2007, at his home. He was employed as a mechanic for the John Deere Company in Kansas City, until his retirement on August 30, 1997. He was a member of the Dayton Community Church near Garden City and was an Air Force veteran. He had lived in Kansas City before moving to Garden City. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Pamela Kay Cumpton, on December 14, 2005, and a brother William C. Davis Jr. He is survived by his wife Bonnie R. Davis (who he married December 21, 1958) of the home; a son David Davis, Greenville, Illinois; a daughter Patty Sweet and husband Blake, Harrisonville; nine grandchildren, Jason, Joe, Jessica, Jennifer, Kelsey, Kayden, Carter, Kinzie and Karissa; two great-grandsons; a brother, Roy Davis, Mission, Texas; three sisters, Doris Wright and Sharon Johnson, both of Holiday, Florida, Judy McAdoo, Jefferson City; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 9, at Dayton Community Church.

DAVIS, Alice Gray GARTON
1854-1927
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. W. H. Davis - Alice Gray Garton was born near Lamonte, in Pettis county, Mo., Sept. 16, 1854. She was the youngest daughter of Edwin S. and Angeline (Hill) Garton, natives of Virginia, who were pioneers in Pettis county, locating in that county in 1839, and entering a tract of government land on which they created a homestead. Mr. Garton died in 1893 at the age of 74 years. Mrs. Garton died in 1861 aged 51 years. On Jan. 8 1878, Mrs. Alice Garton was married in Pettis county to William H. Davis. To this union three sons were born, Walter G. Davis attorney at law at Windsor, Mo., J. Piper Davis, consulting Engineer, St. Louis, Mo., and W. Dalton Davis, farmer near Windsor. After their marriage Mr. Davis was engaged in the work of journalism, editing a newspaper at Warrensburg, Marshall and Clinton; some 43 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Davis moved to a farm near Windsor, Mo., where they resided and reared their family until Mr. Davis' death, which occurred Dec. 28, 1912. After her husband's death Mrs. Davis continued to reside upon the farm for a number of years with her youngest son, W. Dalton, moving to Windsor several years ago, where she continued to reside until her death, which occurred Nov. 29, 1927, at 7:30 a.m., at the age of 73 years, 2 months and 13 days. Mrs. Davis united with the M. E. Church, South, in her early life and was an earnest, devoted and faithful member of this church and its organized societies all her life. The farm where she spent the greater portion of her life and commonly known as the Davis farm still remains the property of the Davis family. Mrs. Davis numbered her friends by her acquaintances and her home was ever the meeting place of her good friends whom she loved and respected as they so loved and respected her. It was the joy of her life to be with her friends, at her church or with her family. She spent her life in trying to bring good cheer and happiness to others. She was a devoted mother to her three boys and their comfort and welfare was one of the paramount issues of her life. Faithful to her family, church and friends, a friend to all and loving all, her passing will leave a breach in the life of her friends that only time can heal. Her sons will ever remember her as their mother and true friend, whose watchful care and mother's love, with never a word of censure or rebuke, attended them all the days of her life. Time cannot heal that aching void her passing leaves in the lives of her three boys and her memory they will cherish and revere all the days of their lives. Funeral services where held at the Methodist church yesterday afternoon and interment was made in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

DAVIS, Bessie "Oline" CLINTON
1918-2006
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 20 2006 - Bessie "Oline" Davis, 88, Clinton, died Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at Westwood Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 21, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Calhoun cemetery. She was born November 10, 1918, daughter of Issac Loranzie and Bessie Elizabeth Sidwell Clinton. She married James Y. Davis on July 10, 1942, at Warsaw and he preceded her in death in 1988. She was an active member of the Calhoun Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. She had the honor of being Grand Marshal of the Calhoun Colt Show. Along with her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents; a son Melvin R. Davis (April 17, 1999), and one sister, Irma Lee Davis. She is survived by one son, Alvin Davis and wife Cheryl; one daughter, Dorthey Linda Olson; one sister Thelma Salley; four grandchildren, Eyvette, Anjie, Teresa and Dennis, plus numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

DAVIS, Beulah HODGES
1938-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beulah Davis, 53, Kansas City, Ks., died October 14, 1991 at Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, Ks. She was born March 23, 1938, the daughter of Everett and Gertrude Tuders Hodges, in Lexington and lived in the Kansas City area for more than 20 years. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Six Mile Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Wesley Davis, Sr., a son and a daughter, two brothers, George Hodges, Bates City, and James Dunker, Lexington; three sisters, Catherine Corn, Grain Valley, Betty Mallette, Wheatland, and Marilyn Dines, Appleton City; and three grandchildren. Services were Thursday, Oct. 17, at Butler Chapel, Kansas City, Ks.; burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

DAVIS, Clara Ursula TANNER
1877-1906
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 26 1906 - Wednesday morning at two o'clock, May 23, 1907, the pearly gates of the Celestial City swung open and the sweet, beautiful spirit of Mrs. Clara Tanner Davis entered therein, to roam the streets of the new Jerusalem thru the vast ages of Eternity. Clara was born and raised in Bethlehem township, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Tanner, and was born and married in the same house on her father's farm, four miles east of Clinton. Her father died four years ago and her mother now lives in Clinton. She married Henderson F. Davis December 30, 1898; joined the Bethlehem Baptist church in her 18th year. Her health began to fail about two years ago and during the past winter and spring she had been confined to her bed most of the time. Her suffering during the entire two years was terrible but how silently she bore it, never murmuring, never wanting to put her loved ones to any trouble. She made all the necessary arrangements to go, often remarking that she would love to live to raise her little boy but God knows best. The pulse grew weaker and weaker and peacefully she crossed the river. Sweet little Barr wondered why Mama had to be taken away from him; a bright little boy of four and one-half summers; he will never know the love of a sweet mother who almost idolized her boy. It seems only a few years since she was taken, a fair young bride, to the pretty home her husband had prepared for her, but now a gloom has settled over this home that no earthly sunlight can ever drive away. Loving friends adorned the church with beautiful flowers and snow white draperies and the pearl white casket was heaped with floral offerings from loved ones. The sweet peaceful face was encircled with white roses and foliage, while in her hand was placed a bunch of white carnations by a dear loving friend and schoolmate, and whose wedding anniversary was on the same day. She also leaves a mother; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Reid; three brothers, B. L. Tanner of Kansas City, J. A. Tanner, west of Clinton and Charles A., who is with his mother.

DAVIS, Cora Elizabeth MANBECK
1904-2002
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2002 - Cora Elizabeth Davis was born December 13, 1904, in Henry County, daughter of Elmer and Iva Manbeck. She died January 6, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She married Alvis Malone "Brownie" Davis in 1927. He died in 1986. They co-owned and operated Davis Rock Quarry. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and loved her garden. She spent most of her life in the Deepwater area. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Ada R. Frazier, and two brothers, Albert and Jake Manbeck. Survivors include one son, William E. Davis and wife June, Deepwater; one daughter, Thelma M. Loyd, Mount Ida, Arkansas; two grandsons, Kevin E. Davis, Deepwater, and Stephen M. Loyd, Lafayette, Louisiana; one granddaughter, Sherlyn Hebert, Navarre, Florida, and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held January 10 at the Deepwater Cemetery.

DAVIS, Cora N. NEPTUNE
1881-1969
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton MO - Cora N. Davis, the youngest child of William H. and Eliza Virginia Neptune, was born in Henry County, near Piper, Mo., April 24, 1881. After an illness of one year, she departed this life December 28, 1969, at the Mountain View Professional Convalescence Home, Festus, Missouri, having reached the age of 88 years, eight months and four days. Her brother, Elmer Neptune, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertie Chapin and Miss Iveh Neptune, preceded her in death. On February 1, 1905, she was united in marriage to Troy Davis. To this union four children were born: William Orin, Mildred, Nolia and Harold Leroy, who preceded her in death in July, 1943. In 1927, Mrs. Davis and her family moved to Appleton City where she resided until she moved to Clinton, Missouri in 1949. Her love for flowers led her to spend much time out of doors cultivating them, and sharing them with her many friends. At an early age she became an active member of the White Oak Methodist Church, later her membership was transferred to the Appleton City Methodist Church and at the time of her death, she was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton, Missouri. In 1946, she was installed as the Worthy Matron of the Olive Branch Chapter #157 of the Order of the Eastern Star of Appleton City, later transferring to the Clinton Chapter #73. She leaves to mourn her passing, one son, William Orin Davis of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Rosbrugh of Appleton City, Mo.; and Mrs. Nolia Williamson of Pevely, Mo.; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City Wednesday, December 31, 1969. Burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery.

DAVIS, Darlene Loraine MYERS
1939-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 23 2008 - Darlene Loraine (Myers) Davis, 68, Tenino, Washington, died of natural causes on July 12, 2008. She was born on Oct. 26, 1939, in Clinton to Richard Henry Myers and Dora Leola (Clark) Sheppard. She was married to Bennie Howard Davis, a resident of Tenino, Washington. She was a homemaker, wife, mother and dear friend. She had six children, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, July 26, at her residence at 20031 Steelhead Ct., Tenino, WA.

DAVIS, Edith Marie BRANTLY
1924-2011
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 28 2011 - Edith Marie Davis, 86, Clinton, died Thursday, October 27, 2011, at her home. Graveside services will be Saturday, October 29, at Parks Chapel Cemetery, Clinton. -- I was born December 2, 1924, to Lloyd Brantly and Edna Frances Aery in Grandview, Arkansas, my grandparents, William and Martha Aery, CD, and Nina Frances Whitney, I was later joined by two sisters Kathleen (Kitty) and Faye. At an early age Kitty and I worked beside our Dad. In the spring time we would load rocks on a sled driven by mules, we did this for years, the rock piles are still on the Aery family farm (now in the sixth generation). When Kitty and I worked in the garden we each found a gold piece, the story went that the two Savage sisters that lived there had lost them out of a hem in their dress, we thought we were rich. I also remember getting a pie dish of fudge from my grandmother with a quarter in the middle for my birthday that was always a treat and having wilted lettuce at Christmas Dinner. We helped our daddy cut timber for the house and barn from the mountain. I can remember him hauling water from the spring to wash clothes; I often wondered how much was lost coming up the hill. One year when I was young and going to school I was able to ride the horse but the horse ran off and daddy said, no more, so I had to walk to school; you know up hill both ways snow to the top of the fence post. We had milk cows and sheep on the farm so that kept us busy but I did try smoking some grape vine and having a good friend, Hattie. Spent a lot of time on the mountain picking huckleberries, and would get up before daylight to go pick a gallon of blackberries miles away, Cracking walnuts and selling them to a merchant in town for a $1 a quart was a way of making some money, (wages were 10 cents an hour). My momma had gone to school in Philadelphia for two years to become a nurse but came back to Grandview to marry Daddy (love letters are still readable), neighbors would send for her when someone would be having a baby or was sick. My daddy was a farmer. They taught us what hard work was and your word meant something, as well as instilling the Christian faith. I left Arkansas and married Willard in1942 and moved to Missouri. A daughter was born which started my family: living in Kansas City and working at the Sunflower Ordnance Works and Montgomery Wards. Divorced, I met O.D. and added four children. In '60 we moved to Clinton. Dave was transferred to Montrose power plant. We only lived there for a year then moved to a farm near Calhoun; there I met some life long friends, Paul and Ruby, along with Ray and Erika. Raising chickens, milking cows, growing a garden and canning, was still a big part of my life. In the spring of '64 we moved to a small farm near Tightwad where another good friend was found, Carol. In the winter time, crocheting and cracking walnuts or pecans became an enjoyment. At times our "discussions" became loud amusement to the neighbors and teenagers who came over to visit. After the kids grew I went to work outside the home, first at Chastain's, then Golden Valley Hospital. I made a lot of memories, as well as many friends there. I was needed at home again to take care of Dave and then his brother, John. After their passing I took care of Ruth and Sonny, I was then called to take care of other people in the Clinton and Warsaw area. I enjoyed several trips to Colorado with Dixie and friends, Paul, Gayle and their family, camping and fishing for trout; I also enjoyed going trout fishing with Georgia Logan at Bennett Springs. A lot of good memories were made with friends, Retna, VI, Bonnie, Opal, Jim, Virginia, Evelyn, Mary, Jim and Tim; sisters-in law-Roberta, husband, Maynard, Katie and husband, Leo. It is time now to join my parents and grand parents, sisters and their husbands, stepdaughter Peggy and husband Chuck, stepson Dude, my grandsons Phillip, Bo, J.D. , Brody Michael, and Craig; son-in-law, John, daughter-in-law, Wilda; nephews, Tad and Fuzzy, lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. I leave the following family members to carry on: My daughter Dixie, husband, Bennie, children: Laurie husband, Don Buck, Felicia, Angela, John, Abigail and Rachael; Stephen, friend, Laura, children, Nicholas and Katie; Lisa friend, Donnie; Christopher, children, Joshua and Isabella; Julie husband, Fred Renfrow, children, Dusty and Chevy; Jennifer Williams, children, Heather, husband Kevin Tucker, Lexus Williams, Austin Bruce, Tre', Jaelyn, Xavier, Jade Tucker and Rylee Day; Michael, friend, Susan, son, Cameron; Jeremy, wife, Cindy, daughter, Casandra; Sarah, husband, Randal Smith, children; Devon Smith, Seven Jones and Savanah: Jason, wife, Jessica, children, Malachi, Isaac and Lily. My son, Buddy and Wilda's children: Marla, husband, Marty, son, Eric, wife, Jill, granddaughter, Lily; daughter, Erin; Ronnie, wife, Debbie, daughters, Miranda, Bethany, grandson, Kingston: Sherry, husband, Bill, daughters, Amber, Amanda, Amy and grandson, Trace; John, wife, Sharon, children, Joe, Logan and Alyson; Janet, husband, Chris, daughters, Marti and Timber. My daughter, Margie, friend, Dean, her daughters; Debbie, husband, Mike, granddaughter, Ashley grandson, Wyatt: Tammy, friend Lee, granddaughter, Zoie. My son, Dennis, wife, Carla, daughter, Brandy and granddaughter, Layla. My daughter, Louise, friend. Rob, Houk boys: Jeremy, David, Carl, wife, Renee and Brayden; Jeff, wife, Trisha, children, Preston, Natalie and Wrangler; Brian, friend, Nikki. Nephews, nieces: Bud, wife, Jean, Robert, Larry, wife, Barb, Joy, Gary and friend, Mary. Great-nephews and nieces: Eric, Derik; Amy; Ty, wife, Anne; Brady, wife, Heather, Trey, wife, Megan; Zach, wife, India; Megan, husband, Bob; Melissa; Matt, wife, Julie. Great-great nephew and nieces, Skylee, Joe, Wyatt, Mackenzie, Cameron, Ada, Hunter, Brody. Allie Dave's daughter, Carol Sue, husband, Lloyd, children, Zana, Joy, Grady and Marty. Grandchildren from Peggy and Dude, Chuckle, Carol, Chris; Sandra Sue. Great-grandchildren, Sara, Ethan, Molly, Gage, Tristan, Daine, Reason, Courtney, Lance, Don't cry for me for I am resting and enjoying the company of my family and friends. I say, "tootle loo" for now.

DAVIS, Elizabeth "Betsey" KELLY NAVE
1801-1877
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1877 - Died at the residence of her stepson, Col. Joseph Davis, near Lexington in Lafayette county, of congestion of the lungs, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, aged 80 years, on October 21st. The remains were brought to Clinton last Thursday, and interred in the cemetery in the suburbs of the city. The deceased was one of the early pioneers of this county, and her death deserves more than a passing mention. Her maiden name was Kelly; her father was a Baptist minister who died in the year 1817, while emigrating to the west. A part of the journey was then made in a keel boat, and he died and was buried at Muscle Shoals, Tennessee. Miss Elizabeth Davis was married to John Nave, her first husband, in 1823, and the family located in Henry county about the year 1832. We learn from Nathan Field, Esq., who came to this county, two years later, (1834) that at that time the Nave family resided 2 1/2 miles south of Clinton. This county was then called "Reeves". Mr. Nave afterward built a log tavern (the only houses in use then), on a part of the ground now occupied by Fulkerson and Parks' drug store. "Uncle" Nath describes the deceased as an excellent landlady, attentive and careful of her guests, who were made comfortable and fed on the fat of the land, venison steak affording one of the most abundant and popular dishes. At the time Uncle Nathan was deputy sheriff under his brother Joseph (who received injuries from a fall from his horse, which resulted in his death,) and as such had all the duties to perform. He enjoyed the hospitalities of the log cabin tavern for a long time, and says it was a most popular resort, and was crowded beyond its capacity to accommodate during court weeks. A better neighbor or kinder heart, ready to do her part in sickness or in health, Uncle Nathan never knew during the entire time of his acquaintanceship, which extended over a period of forty-six years. In 1846, Mrs. Nave mourned the death of her first husband, and about the year 1848 she was married to Matthew Davis, father of Col. Joseph Davis of Lafayette county. This last marriage was dissolved by the death of Mr. Davis in 1856. There were no children as a result of the second marriage. By her first husband, Mrs. Davis leaves four children; Rebecca, the wife of Col. Joseph Davis; Catherine, now Mrs. Brim, a resident of this county; Elizabeth, who was the first child born in Clinton, now Mrs. D. C. Stone, and Jesse, a citizen of Bates county. Since the death of her second husband Mrs. Davis has resided with Mrs. Stone and the family of Col. Davis. Until the last few years she enjoyed good health, having been blessed with an excellent constitution. For a great many years she had been a member of Methodist Episcopal church, south, and had demeaned herself as a true Christian, looking to a time, when full of years she would be prepared to receive the reward promised to those who obey the commandments of the Lord.

DAVIS, Elizabeth Jane JAMES LEE
1842-1929
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Sudden Death of Pioneer Woman - Mrs. Eliza Jane Davis died quite suddenly Monday evening, May 27, at her home, seven miles southeast of Clinton. She had eaten a light supper and shortly after complained of a smothering sensation and passed away at 8 o'clock, at the age of 87 years, 12 days. She was born May 16, 1842, to John James and wife, in Mulenburg, Ky. She had two sisters and three brothers who have gone on to their reward. Cy Spencer, of Clinton, was her only living nephew, here. When a small child, her parents moved to McComb, Ill., and that was her home until she was 11 years of age, when with her parents and a neighbor's family, Geo. French, came overland to Missouri, in wagons, bringing their stock with them. They were several weeks on the way. Her father settled on the farm where Lafe Groff now lives. At that time, there was only one house between their home and Clinton. Here she grew to womanhood and was converted and united with Bethlehem church in early life. She loved her church and was loyal to it all down the span of years. In 1858, she was married to Richard Lee. To this union one child was born, Mary Lee, now Mrs. Wilbur Huey, of Deepwater. When Mary was only six weeks old, her father marched away to war. He served in the Confederate Army under General Price and was killed near Little Rock, Ark. in 1862, leaving wife and babe to fight life's battles along unprotected. Her horses were stolen, her home entered, ransacked and things destroyed. March 17, 1864, she was united in marriage to Cyrus Davis and came as a bride to the home where she had lived these long, long years and left it to go to her heavenly home. Into this home twelve children were born - Charley and Ira living near the old home; Willis and Jeff at home; George, Rosie, little Bessie, Wilbur and Ready, and three infants are waiting to greet their mother in heaven. There are five children of her husband by a former marriage. They are: Mrs. Sarah Waters, Mrs. Malia Waters, Delia, Mattie and Johnnie Davis, who are dead, but they with their children were very close and dear to her. The grandchildren of these departed, loved Grandma dearly and counted it a pleasure indeed, to come back to the old home and visit and be mothered by Grandma and by many tokens of love they had cheered her declining years. Besides her children she leaves 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and to the descendants she leaves a priceless heritage of an honored name. She was a woman of unusual intellect and of the highest of moral standards. She had been a power for good in her neighborhood. She was an active worker in her church and Sunday School. She was a teacher in the Sunday School for many, many years until sickness in her family made it impossible for her to attend. She was a model housekeeper and a lover of flowers and from early spring to late fall her yard was a mass of blooms. She had two clusters of peonies that were unusually fine this year. With the aid of her cane she walked down the walk to count the blooms and there were 54 on one and 50 on the other. Oh, the joy she got out of blooming flowers. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 29, at the Bethlehem church. The following grandsons were pall bearers: Ernest Huey, Albert Huey, Robert Huey, Russel Huey, Cecil Davis, Gene Davis. Eight great-granddaughters were flower girls - Blanch Huey, Wilma Crawford, Rosemary Huey, Evelyn Crawford, Mary Crawford, Pearl Mitchell, Grace Davis, Wilma Martin. Knowing her love for flowers we laid her to rest beneath a mound of beautiful flowers.

DAVIS, Enos
1821-1904
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 3 1904 - Enos Davis was born in North Carolina, Randolph County, April 14, 1821. When about 10, his parents moved to Hamilton County, Indiana. In 1841, he married Mahala Stafford, four sons were born, three now dead. He made his home with one son, Milton S. In 1886 he moved to Kansas and in 1889, he buried his wife. He remained there until two weeks ago when he moved to Henry County. He was taken sick the day after his arrival and lingered nine days, then yielded. He was raised and reared a Quaker and lived out his belief, always kind, loving, gentle and true to his profession, his God and his family. He said he was ready to go. He leaves one son, one daughter-in-law and one granddaughter, Lula, to mourn his loss. Buried in Tebo Cemetery after funeral services. He was 83 and died on the 27th day of November, 1904.

DAVIS, Erline
abt 1933-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Erline Davis, 59, 600-A North Washington St., died Tuesday, January 14, 1992, at Golden Valley Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and Sickman-Dunning is in charge.

DAVIS, Eva M.
1925-1992
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eva M. Davis, 66, Lincoln, died August 13, 1992 at the home. Services were Sunday at Lincoln United Methodist Church; burial in the Lincoln Cemetery. Mrs. Davis was born in Whittier, Ca., moved to Pittsburg, Mo. in 1944 and moved to Lincoln in 1946. She and her husband owned the Fred Davis & Son Chapel, Lincoln, until they retired earlier this year. They owned Davis Furniture in Lincoln until 1976. She was a member of Lincoln United Methodist Church and Ruth's Circle. She was a member of the Missouri and National funeral directors association. Survivors include her husband, Fred Davis of the home; a son, LeRoy Davis, Wheatland, and three grandsons.

DAVIS, Eyvette Renee "Vettie"
1967-2008
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2008 - Eyvette Renee Davis, 40, Clinton, died at her home on Sunday, March 2, 2008. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 6, at the Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial will follow in the Calhoun Cemetery. Eyvette Renee Davis was born on October 7, 1967, in Clinton to Alvin and Loretta Cheryl (Fletcher) Davis. Eyvette had many talents and interests, but she will be remembered especially for her singing voice. She often sang duets with her mother while her father played the guitar. She lived in Calhoun most of her life and went to school there. She had her cosmetology license and was self-employed. Eyvette was married to Mike Pennock on June 21, 1986, and later divorced. They had one son from that union, Jacob Lee Pennock. She was also married and later divorced from Rockwell Journey. Eyvette is survived by her son, Jacob Lee Pennock; her parents, Alvin and Loretta Cheryl Davis; and many relatives and friends who will miss her greatly. She is also survived by her grandmother, Loreta Fletcher, and her son's grandparents, Danny and Nadine Pennock, and their family David and Theresa, Brian and Lydia, Alvin and Cheryl Davis and one aunt, Misty. She also has numerous aunts and uncles from the Pennock and Fletcher sides, a host of great aunts and uncles and many, many cousins who survive. She is preceded in death by her grandparents James and Oline Davis and Charles Fletcher. Most of all, Eyvette is survived by all those whom she loved and who gave their love freely to her. She was certainly a remarkable, talented woman who has left this earth much too soon.

DAVIS, Fred Lowell
1925-2000
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 26 2000 - Fred L. Davis, 75, Eudora, Kansas, died Saturday September 23, 2000. Funeral services will be Friday at the DeSoto Baptist Church, 8655 Church Street, DeSoto, Kansas, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born July 20, 1925, in Lincoln. He was married to wife Jeanie for 47 years. He started and owned Modern Engineering Construction Company. He was an active member of Scottish Rite, Masons and Shriners . He graduated from Deepwater and served in World War II in the Navy attached to the Marines. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanie; brother, John (J. B.) Davis; sister, Wilma Roberts; parents, Horace Edgar and Gracie Davis. He is survived by his son, Lowell E. Davis and wife, Loretta of DeSoto, Kansas; son, Randolph W. Davis and wife Sheila of Fairway, Kansas; seven grandchildren; his sister, Wanda Ann Wallace of Overland Park, Kansas; niece, Kelly Wallace, Overland Park, Kansas; sisters-in-law, Elsie Drake of Paradise, California, Janelle Dunnum, Palm Springs, California, Violet Freeman of Clinton, Lea Harper of West Plains, and numerous nieces and nephews.

DAVIS, Goldia M. BROWN
1916-2005
Pittsville Cemetery, Pittsville, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 19 2005 - Goldia M. Davis, 88, Holden, died Tuesday, January 18, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born December 15, 1916, in Chapel Hill, the daughter of Fred F. Brown and Ethel M. Crews Brown. Mrs. Davis had worked at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant and was a homemaker most of her life. On October 4, 1936, in Pittsville, she married James Arthur Davis, who died July 24, 2004. Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Shirley Osborn and Glen, Pleasant Hill, and Ann Laffoon and Jerry, Sedalia; two sisters, Opal Johnson, Oak Grove, and Pauline Bullard, Holden; a brother, Bill Brown and wife Jennie, Wellington; two grandchildren, Scott Osborn and wife Nancy, Blue Springs, and Christy Kuse and husband Dan, Lebanon; two great-granddaughters, Amber Jura, Lebanon, and Ashley Haynes, Richland Center, Wisconsin, and one great-great-granddaughter, Keara Lee Mohn. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ethelene Varner, and two brothers, Lester and Frederick Brown. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 21, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial will follow in Pittsville Cemetery.

DAVIS, Helen LAWSON
1918-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2005 - Helen Davis, 87, born September 29, 1918, to W. E. "Elzie" and Maude Lawson of Iconium, died Friday, October 14, 2005, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City where she had resided for the past two years. She was preceded in death by her husband A. J. "Bert" Davis. She is survived by five sons, Chuck and wife Kathy, Al and wife Jan, A. Joe and wife Sylvia, all of Lowry City, Dean and wife Nora, Clinton, and Dennis and wife Deborah, Gladstone; one sister Eunice Scott, Osceola; one brother Melvin Lawson, Kansas City, and a special niece Vera Hargis, Lowry City; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She lived in the Lowry City area all her adult life. She was the first head cook at Lowry City School and was a local businesswoman, operating Davis Variety store for many years. She was an active member of the Methodist Church, Community Betterment, Eastern Star, Chamber of Commerce and Optimist Club. She was a board member of Castle Court and various area organizations. Funeral services were at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola Monday, October 17.

DAVIS, Henderson F. "Doc"
1867-1933
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Henderson F. Davis, of the Bethlehem township, was found dead, with his body hanging to a cross pole in the cow barn on the Davis farm, Sunday, March 5, about 1:00 p.m., by his brother, James Davis. Willis Davis, a cousin, who lives just north, testified that he went over to visit the Davis brothers, his cousins, when he heard James Davis call to him in an excited voice, so he hurried up the hill to the cow shed, where the Davis brothers always milked morning and evening, where the body of Henderson Davis was hanging. Willis further stated: "From the evidence that we found, Henderson Davis had tied a rope to the cross beam of the barn and swung from the manger with the rope tied in a draw noose around the neck, or from a ladder lying just over this beam and across another beam, upon which he laid down, fastened the rope around his neck and rolled off, thus hanging himself. His feet nearly touched the ground, which was the floor of the cow shed. Then his brother, Jas. Davis, took his knife from his pocket and cut the rope, while I helped lower the body where it lay just as we found it until we could get the coroner. He showed no sign of life, his face was dark and the rope was fastened tightly about his neck. I had talked with Henderson Davis in Clinton the preceding Saturday afternoon. He did not seem down hearted and was in good humor. He had lost money in the Clinton National Bank and also had money in the Brinkerhoff-Faris Trust & Savings Company." James Davis testified, "My brother, Henderson, and I reside with our sister, Mrs. Naomi Vermillion, on the old homestead. I have not been well for about three years, so Henderson managed the entire farm. After returning from Clinton Saturday afternoon he had talked bout the bank situation, and was worried because the Brinkerhoff-Faris Trust & Savings Company had gone into the hands of the receiver. However, Sunday morning he got up and ate a hearty breakfast as usual and seemed to be in the best of spirits. After he had finished his breakfast, which was about 8:00, he arose from the table, picked up his cap and went out saying that he was going to turn out the horses. But as he did not return for some time, my sister, Mrs. Vermillion, and I began to get worried, so I went out and looked several places for him. As I could not find him, I then supposed he had gone to the home of our cousin, Willis Davis, as he often did. But as I stopped at the cow shed door, I beheld his body hanging by a rope to the cross beam of the shed. I ran at once to call for help and met my cousin, Willis Davis, approaching the house. We summoned Coroner Dr. W. T. Jennings, of Clinton, after we had cut down the body and he said my brother had been dead several hours. He must have hanged himself soon after leaving the house, which was about eight o'clock in the morning. The shed was used only for the cow stable and the rope was one that we had used to tie the cows." The coroner's jury returned the following verdict: "We, the jury find that Henderson F. Davis came to his death by his own hands by hanging himself with a rope." - Rufus Smith, foreman; J. S. Shumaker, Wiley Ross, W. F. Parks, Lee Boyd, George Groff. - Henderson F. Davis was born six miles southeast of Clinton May 25, 1867, at the home where he spent his entire life. This neighborhood knew him as a kindly, industrious man, who went his way quietly, and liked to be with his neighbors and friends. He was cheerful and pleasant and was well liked by all. He had lived on the farm with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Davis, until his marriage December 30, 1897, to Miss Clara Ursula Tanner, then they built a new home on the home land. Mrs. Davis died May 23, 1906. To this union, one son had been given, Barr Davis, who lives in Kansas City. Mr. Davis and the little son moved back to his parents' home after her death, and there he had since resided, with a brother, James Davis, and sister, Mrs. Naomi Vermillion, came to live with them after the death of the mother in 1923. In addition to the son and these, he leaves three other sisters: Mrs. Mary J. Downing, of Exira, Iowa; Mrs. W. H. Cornell, of Montrose; Mrs. S. E. Moberly, north of Clinton. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Bethlehem Baptist church, where Mr. Davis had been a faithful and valued member 14 years. The pall bearers were his nephews; Clarence and Clyde Cornell, Bill and Edwin Moberly, John Vermillion and Will Gutridge. Interment was in the Bethlehem cemetery.

DAVIS, Irma Lee CLINTON
1921-2002
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 12 2002 - Irma Lee Davis was born July 6, 1921, north of Calhoun, and grew up on Strawberry Lane. She died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was married to John Richard Davis on June 20, 1942, in Ojai, California, where John was serving in the military. They stayed there until John was shipped overseas. After World War II, they moved to the Calhoun area and then moved to Clinton in 1951, where they have resided ever since. John and Irma were childhood sweethearts. Irma was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. She was an avid quilter and crocheter and her doors were always open to grandkids, nieces and nephews. At all times, she was very much loved. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Loranzie and Bessie Elizabeth Sidwell Clinton. She is survived by her husband, John; one daughter, Sharon Gilkey and husband, Bill; two granddaughters, Jody Gilkey and Kim Stone and husband, Tim, of the Kansas City area; two sisters, Olene Davis, Calhoun, and Thelma Salley, Warsaw, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, May 31. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

DAVIS, Iva E. HUGHES
1913-2007
Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 16 2007 - Iva E. Davis was born October 21, 1913, in Sibley, Missouri, the daughter of William Alfred and Edith L. Paxton Hughes. She died July 6, 2007, at the age of 93. Iva was married to Willard Davis, who preceded her in death in 2003. She worked for the Bendix Corporation for 22 years, retiring in 1980. She and Willard lived in Independence and Warsaw, before moving to Clinton 10 years ago. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star of Buckner, a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Clinton, the American Legion Auxiliary of Clinton and the Ladies Shrine Club of Warsaw. She is survived by her daughter Kay Steinhauser Perkins and husband Robert, Green Valley, Arizona; two grandsons, Jon Douglas (Michelle) Perkins of Tallahassee, Florida, and Charles Michael (Tara) Perkins of San Carlos, California; one great-grandson, Jon Douglas Perkins Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida; a sister-in-law Marjorie Hughes of Higginsville and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Iva were held July 11 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial at Buckner Cemetery.

DAVIS, Jackie Dale
1940-1997
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jackie Dale Davis was born in Butler on April 17, 1940, making him 57 years, three months and 16 days old. He died Friday, August 22, 1997, at the Medical Center of Independence. Jackie Dale was first born son of Paul Davis and Katherine Virginia Miller Davis. Jackie Dale lived life to its fullest. He dared to take a chance, to try the impossible, and to pull the most out of life every day. He dared to reach out and take from life what he expected from it. He had many talents. He was very talented in art, the best at mechanics and had worked many years in construction work. There just wasn't many things Jackie Dale couldn't do once he set his mind to it. He was not one who could express his feelings for others to see. He was always the tough one who wouldn't allow anyone to see him cry, for they may think he was weak and as we all know Jackie Dale was strong. Strong in his opinions, strong in his beliefs, and strong in his love. Jackie Dale has resided in Brownington, the last several years working to restore his home there. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering with cars, but mostly spending time with his family and friends. Jackie Dale leaves behind three sons and six daughters, Bobby Davis of Clinton, Jackie Lee Davis of Clinton, Jeffrey Davis of Independence, Tina Heffnor of Warsaw, Melinda Davis of Clinton, Linda Davis of Brownington, Gina Howard of Clinton, Sheila Morlan of Leavenworth, Ks., and Lisa Blaine of Independence. He also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, Jordan, Justin, Ashley, Tonya, Clint, Branden, Jaycey, Isiah, Devin, Scottie, Monica, Christy, Tony Cody, Ricky, Amanda and Kayleigh. All of whom will miss him greatly. Jackie Dale also leaves behind his father, Paul Davis of Tipton, and four brothers and two sisters, who are Larry Davis of Appleton City, Dennis McClure of Deepwater, Randy McClure of Lowry City, Darlene Houk of Harrisonville, and Bonnie Newell of Clinton. Funeral services were held August 25 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Burial was at White Oak Cemetery in Urich.

DAVIS, James Arthur
1916-2004
Pittsville Cemetery, Pittsville, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 26 2004 - James Arthur Davis, 88, Holden, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born March 5, 1916, near Pittsville, the son of J. Arthur Davis and Montie Belle Sisk Davis. He had worked at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant and General Motors Company, both in Kansas city, and had been a farmer most of his life. On October 4, 1936, in Pittsville, he married Goldia Brown, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Shirley Osborn and husband Glen, Pleasant Hill, and Ann Laffoon and husband Jerry, Sedalia; two grandchildren, Scott Osborn and wife Nancy, Kansas City, and Christy Kuse and husband Dan, Lebanon; two great-granddaughters, Amber Jura, Lebanon, and Ashley Haynes, Wisconsin; two brothers, Earl Davis and wife Mary Lou, Lee's Summit, and Watson Davis, Greenwood. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Josephine Davis, Hazel Smith and Edna Johnson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 28, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial will follow in Pittsville Cemetery.

DAVIS, James Everleigh
1914-1992
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James E. Davis, 78, 701 South second Street, Clinton, died Wednesday, July 8, 1992, at Golden Valley Hospital. - James Everleigh Davis was born March 1, 1914, in St. Clair County, the eldest of eight children of James Nicholas and Ollie Francis (Motley) Davis. He farmed and worked in Kansas City before entering the U.S. Army in September 1941. While in the armed services he fought in the battles for the Aleutians, Kwajalein in the Marshalls, the Philippines and Okinawa. Honors received included the Purple Heart and four Oak Leaf Clusters. He was discharged in November of 1945. While on furlough from the service, he married Lucy Dale Bysor November 4, 1942. They were married by the Reverend Arthur Lindsay in Clinton. To this union was born a son, James Joseph, and two daughters, Dixie Mathel and Leta Lynn. He and the family lived on the farm seven miles southwest of Clinton from the time he was discharged from service until retiring and moving to Clinton in 1979. During that time he had a dairy, grain and beef farming operation. After retirement he enjoyed traveling and spending the winters in Texas, Arizona and Florida. Survivors include his wife, Lucy Dale, of the home; a son, James J. Davis of Hermitage; two daughters, Dixie Mathel Brown of Clinton and Leta Lynn Kroenke of Raytown; his mother, Ollie Francis Davis of Clinton; three brothers, Ray Davis of Clinton, Lloyd Davis of Lowry City and Floyd Davis of Appleton City; four sisters, Thelma Stoneking of Deepwater, Zella Baker of North Kansas City, June Davis of Deepwater and Norleigh Stanley of Parkville; seven grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, James Nicholas Davis, in June of 1968. Funeral services were at Saturday, July 11, 1992 at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

DAVIS, James Perry "Jim"
1944-2014
Harmony Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
James Perry "Jim" Davis, 69, son of Perry Finley and Thelma Lee (Majors) Davis, Jr. was born October 30, 1944, in Clinton, and died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at his residence in Appleton City. At the age of three, Jim and his family moved to Raytown where they resided while he attended school, later graduating from Raytown High School. After graduating he moved to Appleton City and began farming with his Grandpa Majors. He continued farming throughout his life, both row crops of soybeans, wheat and milo and raising cattle. On June 21, 1964, he married Virginia Sue Hampton at the First Baptist Church in Appleton City by Brother Markle. He and Sue have resided in the Johnson City area all their married life. He gave his life to Christ and was baptized at an early age and attended the Christian Church in Appleton City. Jim was a member of the Appleton City School Board for six years. In the 1960s, Jim liked to take his children to horse shows. He enjoyed helping them show their horses. He took great pride in showing his quarter horse "Peter V. McQue" in the Pleasure Class, winning several 1st place trophies. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and one son, James Reese Davis. Jim is survived by his wife, Sue Davis of the home; children, Kurt Davis (Julie), Susan Siegismund (Philip) and Willie Davis (Andrea); grandchildren, Trevor, Lyndsi and Kennon Davis, Ethan (Michelle), Emily, Cisely, Madelyn Siegismund, Cameron and Garrett Davis; brother, Larry Davis; sister, Pat Sechler (Erett); several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City on Friday, April 11. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery, rural Appleton City.

DAVIS, James Ralph
1942-2006
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 7 2006 - James Ralph Davis, son of Glen Ralph and Esther Pauline (Young) Davis, was born June 10, 1942, in Appleton City. He died Monday, November 6, 2006, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. He lived in the Appleton City area all of his life where he attended school and graduated from Appleton City High School. He worked as a stocker and clerk at Yoss Brothers Grocery store for over 40 years. He was a member of First Christian Church in Appleton City. He cared for his parents in their later years, staying with them so they could remain in their home. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include three aunts, Mary Norton of Raymore, Etta Mae Varns of Butler and Mary Phillips of Moran, Kansas, and several cousins. Graveside services will be at Appleton City Cemetery Thursday, November 9. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

DAVIS, Joe Wayne
1932-2000
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 18 2000 - Joe Wayne Davis was born on October 25, 1932, to L. Raymond and Beulah Rooney Davis in Jefferson County, Illinois. A resident of Clinton, he died Thursday, December 14, 2000, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army. He was the former owner of the Jo Davis Family Restaurant in Bolivar. On August 9, 1992, he was married to Lois Faye Taylor in Bolivar. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters and brothers. He is survived by his wife, Lois Faye Davis of the home; his children, Rick Davis and his wife, Tammy, Pleasant Hope, Chuck Davis and his wife, Missy, Bolivar, Dave Davis and his wife, Sherry, Dunnegan, David Taylor and his wife, Jan, ElDorado Springs, Mark Taylor of Bolivar, Sharon Newman and her husband, Dannie, ElDorado Springs, Linda Burns and her husband, Terry, Stockton, Karen Neely and her husband, Ron, Springfield, and Susan Siler and her husband, Gary, Brighton; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, at the Deepwater First Baptist Church. Interment was in Memory Gardens in Clinton under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home in ElDorado Springs.

DAVIS, John C.
1875-1949
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Blairstown Record, Blairstown MO, Nov 17 1949 - John C. Davis, son of Daniel and Margaret Hill Davis, was born October 14, 1875 and passed away November 11, 1949 at the age of 74 years and 28 days. He was born and spent his entire life near Blairstown as a farmer. At the age of 15 he joined the United Brethren Church, later transferring his membership to the Presbyterian Church of Blairstown, where he remained a devoted member until his death. On January 11, 1905, he was united in marriage to Maude Albin by Rev. McCluney. To this union was born three children: Frances Dickens of Watonga Oklahoma, Dorothy Ward of Blairstown, Elmer Davis of Kansas City. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hunt, Mrs. Lydia Wall of Blairstown, Mrs. Bertha Jackson of Holden, and one brother A. Davis of Temple City, California. Funeral services were held for Mr. Davis at the Presbyterian Church in Blairstown on Monday, November 14, 1949. Burial was made in Carpenter Cemetery.

DAVIS, John Joseph
1918-2002
Aubry Cemetery, Aubry, Johnson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2002 - John Joseph Davis was born April 16, 1918, in Kansas City, son of C. P. and Marie Shaughnessy Davis. He died February 1, 2002, at Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He married the former Avris Wright of Kansas City on November 17, 1937. She preceded him in death. April 12, 1997, he married the former Louise Stephens of Clinton. She survives of the home. His mother and step-father, Marie and Andy Anderson, also preceded him in death. He retired from Interstate Bakeries as a truck driver after more than 20 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Climax Springs VFW, a former member of the Clinton VFW Post 1894, a lifetime member of IOOF Lodge and was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II. He organized and was captain of the Lick Creek FF14 Fire Department. Additional survivors include one daughter, Janis Mallicoat and husband, Howard; one grandson David Mallicoat and wife, Melody; one granddaughter, Tammy Madouras and husband, Greg; four great-grandchildren, Andrea, Katrina, Christy, Heath, all of Stillwell, Kansas; one stepson, Ed Stephens and wife, Debbie, Clinton; one stepdaughter, Helen Sosniecki and husband, Gary, Lebanon; six step-great-grandchildren, Dustin, Ashley, Anna, Levi, Constance, Randy, and one step-great-great-granddaughter, Chastity. Graveside services were held February 4 at Aubry Cemetery in Stillwell, Kansas.

DAVIS, John Richard
1912-2006
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2006 - John R. Davis, 94, Clinton, died Friday, November 17, 2006, at his home. He was born September 17, 1912, in Calhoun, son of Charles W. and Lula Ella Davis. He married Irma Lee Clinton of Calhoun on June 20, 1941, before he was shipped overseas. They moved to Clinton in 1951 where he worked as a carpenter. He helped work on the Kansas City Power and Light Plant and he enjoyed farming, gardening and traveling. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Irma; brothers Charles, Dorman and Jim, and sister Mary Alice. He is survived by one daughter Sharon Gilkey and husband Bill, Clinton; two granddaughters, Jody Gilkey of Overland Park, Kansas, and Kim Stone and husband Tim, Lee's Summit; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Quinton Stone, Lee's Summit; nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, November 21. Inurnment was in Calhoun Cemetery.

DAVIS, Joseph, Colonel
1819-1902
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Colonel Joseph Davis, who died at Walker, Mo., March 3, at the age of 83 years, the father of Mrs. Firmin Desloge of St. Louis, was at one time one of the largest property owners in Missouri and before the Civil War owned nearly all the town of Clinton, in Henry County. The war came and his slaves were taken away. He joined the confederacy and his wealth was greatly reduced before the struggle between North and South was decided. Colonel Davis was born at Raleigh, N.C., in 1819. He was a direct descendant of Sr. Walter Raleigh. In 1837 he came to Missouri and was one of the founders of Clinton. He purchased thousands of acres and made many improvements before the Civil War came. He was a Major on General Price's staff and took part in many of the imporatant battles of the war, advancing to the rank of Colonel. After the war he settled at Lexington, and was connected with several railroad schemes. He was the first president of the branch of the Missouri Pacific between Sedalia and Lexington. About eight years ago he was in a runaway, and death was largely due to the injuries sustained at that time.

DAVIS, Lelia May
1887-1890
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor MO - Died Nov. 30th, 1890, at 11 o'clock p.m., of that dreaded disease, membranous croup, little Lelia May Davis, only child of Jno. C. Davis, aged 3 years 1 month and 11 days. The funeral discourse was preached at the residence of J. F. Wall Monday, Dec. 1st, after which her remains were taken to the solemn, silent city of the dead, Laurel Oak Cemetery, followed by a large concourse of sympathizing relatives and friends, where the last sad rites were performed, and the cruel, yawning grave forever closed over the lovely earthly form of little Lelia May. Her mother preceded her three years ago, Dec. 3d; and it is the Christians happy hope that they who die in the Christian faith shall meet and know each other there. We mentioned last week the operation made to try to snatch her, as it were, from the iron grasp of death, but 'twas of no avail. Loved as she was by father, grandparents, and all, yet no doubt they would not, even could they, call her again away from heaven and angels and mother to endure the dreadful sufferings of her last few days over again; but would rather willingly "Suffer little children to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Our sympathies go out with the bereaved, yet with them, we feel that their darling has only gone from earthly sufferings to live the life of eternal joy.

DAVIS, Lucy Dale BYSOR
1916-2002
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2002 - Lucy Dale (Bysor) Davis was born in Clinton April 7, 1916, the oldest of two daughters of Joseph Boyd and Leta May (King) Bysor. She died June 29, 2002, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Lucy Dale married James Everleigh Davis on November 4, 1942, while he was home on leave from the Army. Before marrying and while Everleigh was away during World War II, Lucy Dale worked at Bratzler's Women's Ready To Wear in Clinton as a seamstress. After discharge from the Army in 1945, Everleigh and Lucy Dale purchased a farm seven miles southwest of Clinton near LaDue and operated it until their retirement in 1978. Lucy Dale and her neighbor and close friend Wilma Mastin also operated a cake decorating and catering business for many years. During that time they made cakes or catered a multitude of weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special events. They never had to worry about broken decorations or imperfections because they were quickly consumed by the children. Lucy Dale was an accomplished artist with many talents, but had a special love for china painting, crocheting and card making. She created many fine and unique works which are lovingly displayed by family and friends. After their retirement in 1978, Lucy Dale and Everleigh moved to Clinton and greatly enjoyed spending their winters in Texas, Florida or Arizona with their many friends. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Henry County Museum. Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Everleigh. She is survived by one son, Jim Davis, and wife, Sherry, Bolivar; two daughters, Mathel Brown and husband, Harold, Clinton, and Leta Kroenke and husband, John, Raytown; one sister, Dixie Lee Bysor, Kansas City. Also surviving are her seven treasured grandchildren, Brande Davis of Bolivar, Brady Brown and wife, Misty, Lori (Brown) Markham and husband, Steve, and Malain Brown, all of Clinton, Brandon, Amanda and Ashley Kroenke of Raytown, and one great-grandson, Benjamin Markham. Funeral services were at the Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton on July 2. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DAVIS, Magdalene K.
1919-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 2 2000 - Magdalene K. Davis, 80, Warsaw, died Wednesday, November 1, 2000, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending.

DAVIS, Martin Ray
1946-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2002 - Martin Ray Davis, 55, Warrensburg, formerly of Chilhowee, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at a hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, E. M. "Polo" Davis and Bonnie Davis. Survivors include a son, Cory Davis, and a sister, Betty Burgard. Following cremation, a private burial is planned. Mr. Davis worked in the Democrat press room some years ago and, at one time was grand marshal of the Henry County Fair Parade.

DAVIS, Mary LEE
1832-1922
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Aunt Polly Davis died at her home in Bethlehem township, Wednesday morning at 9:15. She had suffered with cancer on her eye for nearly seven years, but had only been bedfast a little over a week before she died. Deceased was born in Howard county, Mo., September 15, 1832, her maiden name being Mary Lee. When but six years old, she came with her parents to this county and had lived on the same farm for 84 years, having lived perhaps longer in Henry county than any other person at the time of her death. About 69 years ago, she married Solomon Davis, who preceded her to the heavenly home 21 years ago. Eight children were given to this union, six survive as follows: Mrs. Naomi Vermillion, Brownington; Mrs. Mary Jane Downing, H. F. and James I. Davis, all on the home farm; Mrs. S. E. Moberly, Quarles; Mrs. Will Cornell, near Montrose. She also leaves 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Sallie Wright, Dallas, Texas. Deceased was one of those good pioneer mothers, whose faith was founded in Christianity and practiced in everyday living what the Master taught. She was a neighbor and friend worth while, ever ready for the task nearest. She schooled her children in the paths of righteousness and her descendants are among the county's leading and best citizens. She was converted in early youth and had been a member of the Bethlehem church since it was founded. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time we went to press Wednesday, but they expected to hold them at the Bethlehem church Thursday afternoon and bury her in the cemetery nearby.

DAVIS, Mildred M.
1922-2008
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2008 - Mildred M. Davis, daughter of Charles Robert and Mary Luvinnie (Smith) Davis, was born April 8, 1922, in Deepwater. She died on Jan. 23, 2008, at Golden Years Home in Harrisonville at the age of 85 years. Mildred lived most of her life in the Kansas City and Harrisonville area. She was a homemaker and she also worked as a book binder. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Davis: three sisters, Eva Hamilton, Margaret Partridge and Bernice Jacoby, and two brothers, Harold Davis and William Davis. Mildred is survived by one sister, Nellie Hunt of Clinton, and one brother, Charles Davis of Kansas City, as well as a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, January 26. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

DAVIS, Miles
1926-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 7 2010 - Miles Davis, 83, Deepwater, died at his home on Saturday, June 5, 2010. Miles was born October 8, 1926, in Buda, Illinois, to Earl and Suzie Gobet Davis. He worked for Champlin Oil Company as an oil pumper in the oil fields of Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. He served in the United States Navy. He is survived by his wife Celia of the home; three sons, Ward Stieb and Warren Stieb, both of Clinton, and Thomas Malloy of Deepwater; three daughters, Vicki Lynn Zmudzinski of Gillette, Wyoming, Katherine Creason of Longmont, Colorado, and Robin Nolasco of Deepwater; one brother Jerry Dean Davis of Green River, Wyoming; one sister Betty Hallam of Boise City, Montana; 24 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

DAVIS, Naomi Laura ELDRIDGE EVANS
1915-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Naomi Laura Davis, of Versailles, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born March 1, 1915, in Niangua, the daughter of James D. and F. Lora Eldridge. She was the last survivor of eleven children. She married Myron H. Evans in 1932, in Calhoun, Missouri. She later married Charles J. Davis in 1954, in Miami, Oklahoma. They were married by the infamous, "Marrying Sam", famous for marrying over 21,000 couples as Justice of the Peace. She was an electrician and repairman working along side her first husband operating an appliance store in Windsor, selling and repairing major appliances and small ones including radios. She was a ham radio operator advanced class with a commendation for her help with the 1951 floods. She also worked the family farm outside Calhoun by herself with the help of her grade school children. The Clinton Democrat and the Kansas City Star both had articles about it including photos. In her later years, she worked at K.C. Bifocal and Primo Pants factory and as a short order cook. She also worked at Wal Mart in Jefferson City since 1990, until her retirement in 2007 at the age of 92. Her hobbies include restoring and refinishing antique furniture, some carpentry and woodworking projects as well as making hand sewn quilts. She is survived by two sons, Robert L. Evans of Kansas City, Kansas and David M. Evans and wife Ella Mae of Versailles; two daughters, Barbara L. Prince and husband Al of Elmira, Oregon and Jean K. Henderson of Bonner Springs, Kansas; grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Graveside services and interment will be held Wednesday, April 24th, in the Laurel Oaks Cemetery in Windsor.

DAVIS, Ollie Frances MOTLEY
1894-1997
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ollie Frances Motley Davis died Tuesday, August 19, 1997, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 103 years and six months. She was born February 19, 1894, in Monegaw Springs, St. Clair County. She was the daughter of James D. and Anna M. (Perkins) Motley. On December 10, 1911, she was united in marriage to James Nicholas Davis. Ollie and her husband left Monegaw Springs to go to Chillicothe in a covered wagon with three children, Everleigh, Thelma and Ray. Soon after their arrival, she had twins, Lloyd and Floyd. A few years later they returned to Monegaw in a Model T Ford. Ollie was a homemaker and attended Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Mr. Davis preceded her in death June 7, 1968. Ollie celebrated her 100th, 101st, 102nd and 103rd birthdays by having lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Clinton. She loved fried chicken. She is survived by four daughters, Norleigh Stanley, Liberty, June Davis, Deepwater, Zillah Baker, Gladstone, and Thelma Stoneking, Clinton; two sons, Lloyd Davis, Lowry City and Floyd Davis, Appleton City; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Everleigh and Ray; one granddaughter and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held Friday, August 22, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

DAVIS, Paul
1917-2003
Tipton Masonic Cemetery, Tipton, Moniteau Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2003 - Paul Davis, son of Harlow and Sarah Elizabeth Belk Davis, was born on May 5, 1917, in Appleton City, and died at his home with his children at his side, Sunday, March 16, 2003, at the age of 85. Paul had moved to Clinton two weeks before his death to be near his family, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Paul had previously lived in Tipton for over 50 years. Paul was married to Katherine Virginia Miller on June 29, 1937. To this union was born four children, Delores Darlene, Jackie Dale, Sharon Kay and Larry Paul. Paul went into the Army March 27, 1944, where he fought in Europe with the 379th infantry regiment was rifleman and was in "hand-to-hand" combat. Paul was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, EMAE Theater Ribbon, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was wounded in action April 10, 1945, but didn't like to talk about any of the war saying his injuries were "just a band-aid compared what had happened to many". Paul shared that people here "just couldn't imagine what it was like or how bad it was". Paul was honorably discharged November 3, 1945. Before going into the Army, Paul worked at Neil Millers' Garage in Montrose and attended the National Defense School for Machinists in Jefferson City. After coming home from the Army, he worked in Montrose at Rotert's Garage. Paul moved to Tipton in 1947. In Tipton, Paul worked for most of the car dealers at one time or another and also helped construct several buildings in the area, including Hainen Ford's building, where he worked for 12 years until his retirement in May 1979. On May 3, 1952, Paul married Frances "Fannie" Hirst Ritchey. He and Fannie had 16 years together before she became ill with cancer. Paul took care of Fannie until her death in 1968. Fannie had four grandchildren. Paul considered them his, too, and was so happy to have the oldest, Terry Jamell of Powder Springs, Georgia, along with his mother, Wanda Ritchey, to visit him a week before his death. On May 8, 1981, Paul was married to Alma Kruse. The following December, Alma had a stroke which left her paralyzed. Paul took care of Alma until she died June 28, 1996. Alma too had four grandchildren. She and Paul raised the youngest of these four, twins Karen (Walters) and Kevin Reinike, due to the death of their mother, Alma's daughter. Kevin later died in an accident, but Karen remained close to Paul and had also visited him a week before his death. During his final weeks, Paul enjoyed visits from many of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. All of Paul's life, he liked tinkering with cars and traveling. Someone was always calling on Paul to "diagnose" their car problems. In later years, Paul's hobbies were listening to scanners and CB radios. A few years ago, Paul moved to Tipton Senior Housing where he had a special friend, Peggy Solwa. Paul and Peggy helped each other through some tough spells, shed lots of tears and shared lots of laughter. Paul was receded in death by his parents; four brothers and and four sisters; his daughter, Sharon Kay, and son, Jackie Dale Davis. He is survived by his daughter, Darlene Houk and husband, Kenneth; his son, Larry Paul Davis and wife, Roni, as well as 16 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 19, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Graveside services and a military service was held at the Tipton Masonic Cemetery, Tipton.

DAVIS, Pina M. TRENARY
1838-1910
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 12 1910 - Died, Mrs. Francis E. Davis, formerly Pina M. Trenary, on January 26, 1910. Married in Menard County, Ill., in August 1869, moving to Missouri the same fall. She was the last to go of a large family. She never was much of a person to go away from home, living a quiet life and dying a quiet death. Her greatest joy was her home and in her lifetime she gave twelve orphan children her motherly care. She raised six to maturity and all are married but Wells R. Davis, her stepson, who stayed with her and cared for her in her declining years and was with her at the time of her death. The next day, the mortal remains were laid away in Englewood and now she sleeps side by side with that loved companion who preceded her to the better world last August.

DAVIS, Roger Lee
1957-2000
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 10 2000 - Roger Lee Davis, son of Raymond Lee and Virginia Louise Capps Davis, was born in Rolla August 17, 1957, and died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at his home in Clinton. He worked for Tracker Boats as a security guard until he became disabled. He was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548, Kansas City Scottish Rite Bodies and Ararat Shrine Temple, Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Helen Jean Davis of the home; two sisters, Linda Davis and Judy Swanson, and one niece, Virginia Ann Swanson, all of Clinton; three half-brothers, David Kreisler of Jacksonville, Florida, Bill Vaughn of Cole Camp, and James Harley Davis of Stockton; four half-sisters, Jodie Eranslom and Jeannie Blair of Stockton, California, Wanda Adams of Rolla and Kathy of Jacksonville, Florida, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, January 18. Burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery.

DAVIS, Ruby Enola
1897-2001
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2001 - Ruby Enola Davis, 103, was born December 2, 1897, in Bethlehem Township, and died on September 17, 2001, at Clinton health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was the daughter of Charles Marion Davis and Dora May Jacobs Davis, and was preceded in death by one brother, Cecil Vern Davis. As a young woman, Ruby kept the family home after the death of her mother for her father and uncles Jefferson and Willis Davis. She was a wonderful homemaker, cook and gardener. Her vegetable and flower gardens were admired and enjoyed by many. In the 1940s she moved from the family farm home to her home on East Franklin street in Clinton, where she resided until it was necessary to enter a healthcare facility in the 1990s. During the 1950s and '60s she was a most sought-after caregiver for babies and young children, and provided this loving care for many who reside in Clinton today. In her years in the Bethlehem community, she was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church. Her membership was transferred to the Allen Street Baptist Church when she moved to Clinton. Although never married, she had a genuine love for children and was blessed with four nieces who were the children of her brother, Cecil Vern and Prudence (Woods) Davis, Lula Grace Threet, Rose Eva Davis, Ruby Mae Meyman and Mary Fern Smith. She was lovingly cared for in her later years by her cousin, Alva Gene Martin, until his death in 1999. Also during her tenure in the healthcare facility, she was blessed to receive the attention and care of Mary Ann Mellen, who looked after her, as she did her own mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister-in-law and nieces, Lula Grace Threet and Rose Eva Davis. She is survived by her nieces, Ruby May Meyman, Tacoma, Washington, and Mary Fern Smith, Denver, Colorado, and her two cousins, Wilma Martin Bower, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Evelyn Martin Staples, Huntsville, Alabama. Funeral services were held September 20 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

DAVIS, Ruth Marie WINN
1924-1995
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth Marie (Winn) Davis was born in Deepwater February 12, 1924, and died in Clinton, November 13, 1995. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lena and Alfred Winn; her brothers. Charles Lee and Lester Winn; sister. Ethel Mae Winn; two nephews and one niece. As a young lady she met and married Vernon "Ray" Davis in 1941 and to this union were born twin girls, Marilyn and Carolyn. The family lived in and around Deepwater and Montrose where they were engaged in farming and retail business and 1966 found the Davis Lumber Co. In Deepwater, which they operated until 1983 at which time they moved to. Tucson, Arizona, due to health reasons. They managed a mobile park until their return to Clinton in 1991. Ruth had a deep and abiding faith in God, being raised a Baptist. Upon moving to Montrose, Ruth and Ray joined the Montrose Methodist Church where their membership remained for more than 40 years. Ruth was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star. which she loved. She was Past Matron of both the Appleton City Olive Branch 157 in 1967 and Clinton Chapter 73 in 1981. She was honored by this organization and served as the District Deputy Grand Matron in 1971 and appointed Grand Representative of Nebraska in Missouri in 1983. She became affiliated with the International Order of Rainbow for girls, serving as Mother Advisor for eight years, being honored by receiving the Grand Cross of Color. Ruth is survived by her husband, Vernon Davis of the home; sister, Grace Lewis of Clinton; daughters, Marilyn Greer of Phoenix, Arizona, and Carolyn Wells and husband, Harvey of Raytown; her grandchildren, Dena, Rick, Troy and Robert Greer, Cheryl Morgan and Cynthia Carmack; six great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; two brothers-in-law; seven sisters-in-law; 10 nieces and nephews; a host of cousins and uncountable friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Thursday, November 16. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens.

DAVIS, Solomon
1825-1901
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF UNCLE SOLOMON DAVIS - Written by his old friend, T. T. Hunt - The tragic death of Solomon Davis, which occurred at Levy, on the Frisco road October 21, 1901, is regarded as the saddest accident that has happened in our midst for many a year. Mr. Davis, like many of us, had often prayed that his demise might follow moderate illness and that, in his last hours, he could grasp by the hand those with whom he had passed many happy hours, and give them the filial blessings of a husband, a father and a friend. But, by an all-wise direction of Providence, it was ordered otherwise and without hardly a moment's warning, he was ushered into the presence of the great being in whom he had unshaken faith. He was born in Richland County, Ohio on the 27th day of April, 1825. His parents came to Henry County in 1836, when he was 11, settling where the village of LaDue is now situated. On the discovery of gold in California, in 1848, Mr. Davis, in common with a great many other young men of that exciting period, was overwhelmed with a desire to try his fortunes in mining enterprises beyond the Rockies. So, in 1849, in company with many other brave and sturdy Missourians, he embarked on the perilous journey across the great American Sahara. Many thrilling incidents have we heard him relate of his trip to the gold fields of the far West. He was moderately successful in his mining operations in California. Being endowed with good judgment and common sense, he saved his money and returned to Missouri by the way of Panama and New York City, via New Orleans, thus enriching his mind by extensive travel. Soon after returning to Henry County, he invested his savings in about 400 acres of the best land in Henry County. On this land he built a permanent home, in which he lived until his death. In 1854, he was married to Miss Mary Lee, a daughter of James Lee, who settled in this county about 1840. They raised a numerous family, characterized far and wide by their honesty, sobriety and industry. In 1855, he became a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. He, in connection with James Lee, A. Vickers, John James, George Frence, and a few others, conceived the idea of building what is now known as the old Bethlehem Church. Conception, with these unselfish pioneers, was the immediate prelude to action operations. The church was begun at once. He lived to see the house go into decay and see a new and more pretentious building occupy the site of the old church. Uncle Solomon represented a type of manhood which appears to be rapidly fading from among us. We have heard him say that there was but little in his life he would wish to change, could he live it over again. Honest, truthful and pious; with a consciousness of uprightness; he was not under the necessity of expressing regret, sorrow or remorse for his past actions. The funeral took place at Bethlehem Church.

DAVIS, Susie Ella THOMPSON
1899-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mrs.Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Susie E. Davis, 92, Windsor, died Monday evening, September 14, 1992, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born in Windsor on November 7, 1899, the daughter of John Anderson and Mary Anna Zollicker Thompson. In 1925, she married Aubrey Davis in Sedalia who preceded her in death. She was a cashier for the United Telephone Company in Windsor for 25 years before her retirement. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Windsor. She is survived by one sister, Ruby Parrack of Windsor and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Thursday afternoon at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

DAVIS, Trevor Julian
1986-2014
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 13 2014 - Trevor Julian Davis, 28, of Keizer, Oregon, died September 23, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 4, 1986, in Roseburg, Oregon, the son of Jeffrey and Cynthia (Padilla) Davis. He was a 2004 graduate of North Bend High School, where he was an All-State Bulldog soccer player, writer/editor of the high school paper the "Barker", and a member of the National Honor Society. Trevor was a 2008 graduate of the University of Oregon, where he worked for the college newspaper The Daily Emerald and earned a Bachelor of Journalism. He worked for various newspapers including The World, Albany Democrat Herald, Dispatch Post in Frederick, MD., and Tulsa World. For the last five years he worked as a writer/editor in the Division of Communications for Kansas State University. Trevor married the love of his life, Mandy Marie Davis of Osceola, Missouri, August 10, 2013. The happy couple enjoyed traveling to Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands and many other states. They also liked cooking, walking with Chloe, hosting family and friends, reading books, going on adventures, and planning their lives together. Trevor is survived by his wife, Mandy Marie Davis and their fur kid, Chloe Davis; father Jeffrey of North Bend, Oregon; mother, Cynthia of Monterey, California; brother, Jonathan Paul Davis, 34, of Salem; and paternal grandmother, Jeanne Stewart and maternal grandmother, Adeline Padilla, both of California. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri.

DAVIS, Verlin W. "Coondog"
1926-2007
Clinton MO - Verlin W. "Coondog" Davis, 80, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at his home. He was born June 3, 1926, in Lurten, Arkansas, son of Levi and Icy Rhynes Davis. He worked as a lineman at Independence Power and Light Company and was a 50 year member of Local #53; active member of Jackson County Shrine, Ararat Shrine, VFW, Masons, Elks Lodge, Eagles, Scottish Rite and American Legion. Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife, Annie; three brothers, Glover, Bill and Willard Davis and one sister, Willa Mae Akeman. Survivors include one son, Rick Davis and wife Claudia, Lee's Summit; two daughters, Linda Leonard and husband, Danny, Edwards; Teresa Shannon and husband, C. J., Amsterdam; three stepdaughters, Shirley Decuypere, Independence; Linda Worley and husband, Lloyd, Orrick; Earlene McPherson, Independence; one brother, Butch and wife Minnie, Fresno, California; twelve grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Cremation with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

DAVIS, Vernon Ray
1918-1996
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Vernon Ray Davis was born March 18, 1918, in St. Clair County, and died October 15, 1996 at his home in Clinton. He was the third of eight children of James Nicholas and Ollie Francis (Motley) Davis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Marie (Winn) Davis, his father James Nicholas Davis and a brother Everleigh Davis. Ray married Ruth Marie Winn on March 20, 1941 in Clinton. To this union were born twin girls, Marilyn and Carolyn. The family lived in and around Montrose where they were engaged in farming and in retail businesses. While working in construction he built numerous homes throughout the area. In 1966 he operated the Davis Lumber Co. and Laundromat in Deepwater until 1983 when for health reasons he moved to Tucson, Arizona. In Tucson, he managed a mobile park and was handy man for a motel. He returned to Clinton in 1991. Ray had a deep and abiding faith In God and was a member of the Montrose Methodist Church for more than 40 years. He was initiated into the Masonic Fraternity in Montrose Lodge #408 on November 26. 1951, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft January 28, 1952, and was made a Master Mason February 25, 1952. His commitment to the lodge was quickly recognized and he worked his way through the Chairs and subsequently served as Worshipful Master. Ray joined the Order of Eastern Star on March 23, 1961, in Olive Branch chapter 157 and in 1963 served them as their Worthy Patron. During this term, Ray was privileged to initiate his daughters into the Order. Ray continued to be active in the Order of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Patron between Olive Branch 157 and Clinton Chapter 73 a total of six times. He was serving as Worthy Patron of Clinton Chapter when he died. Ray loved children and served for eight years as Dad Advisor for the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. His efforts were recognized and he was awarded the Grand Cross of Color for his efforts. Ray did not limit his services to work and Masonic activities. He was involved in politics and served as mayor of Deepwater. Ray is survived by his mother, Ollie Davis of Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton; his brothers, Floyd of Appleton City and Lloyd of Lowry City; his sisters, Thelma Stoneking of Clinton, Zella Baker of Gladstone and Norleigh Stanley of Liberty; his daughters, Marilyn Greer and Carolyn Wells of Clinton; grandchildren, Deena, Rick, Troy and Robert Greer, Cheryl Morgan and Cynthia Carmack; six great-grandsons. four great-granddaughters; one son-in-law, two brothers-in-law, seven sisters-in-law, 10 nieces and nephews, a host of cousins and uncountable friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, October 18. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens.

DAVIS, Virginia Louise CAPPS
1932-1998
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 26 1998 - Virginia Louise (Capps) Davis was born in Salem, Missouri, on August 27, 1932. Entered into rest March 18, 1998 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Her parents Elbert Elmer and Lou Anna Capps. She lost her father at an early age. Later on in life she lost her mother as well. Virginia had one sister and brother, Alice Mae Petty and Bob Capps, who had passed before her. She had to other sisters remaining, Florence Smith and Gladys Davis of Salem. Virginia was married to Ray L. Davis on June 8, 1958, in Sedalia. Ray Davis died May 24, 1991. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Paul Davis of Tipton. Virginia is survived also by three children, Roger Lee Davis, Linda Lee Davis and Judith Rae Davis Swanson, who she loved very dearly. Virginia it is also survived by her son-in-law James John Swanson and her daughter-in-law, Helen Jean Davis. Virginia only had one granddaughter, Virginia Ann Swanson , who she devoted her tender loving care to, taking her shopping and to the ice cream store. Also a friend of the family who Virginia thought the world of, Carol Julian and her daughter Whitney Allison. Virginia in her husband, Ray, earlier in life, had two restaurants. They were Gerald's Restaurant and Virginia's Smorgasborg. in the year 1975, Virginia went to work for Clearfield Cheese Company where she worked hard for many years. Then Clearfield changed hands to Schreiber's Foods Inc. She worked there as long as her illness allowed her to. Virginia will be sadly missed by her children, her granddaughter, in-laws, nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, March 21. Burial was in and the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City.

DAVIS, Wanda Irene
1928-2009
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 19 2009 - Wanda Irene Davis, 81, Clinton, Missouri died at her home on Friday, October 16, 2009. Among survivors include her three daughters, Frankie Young of Cameron, Kathy Almond of Columbia and Judy of Texas and three sons, Jack Archer of Hamilton, Kenneth Archer of Winston, and Rick Archer of Kearney.

DAVIS, Wilburn
abt 1821-1904
Clinton Missouri, Feb 27 1904 - Wilburn Davis, a highly respected citizen, breathed his last at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. K. Sunderland, 112 South Fourth, February 25, at 8 p.m., aged 83, kidney trouble being the cause of his demise. Born in Nashville, Tennessee and made his home with his daughter in this city for the past three years. Three loving daughters - Mesdames F. M. Bowen, G. Douglass and G. K. Sunderland, reside in this city while one son lives in Denver and another in Nevada, Missouri. Short prayer service at the home then his remains were taken to his old home in Schell City, where he was buried in Green Lawn by his cherished wife.

DAVIS, Willa C.
1916-2001
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2001 - Willa C. Davis, 84, Appleton City, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. She is survived by two grandsons, Dennis D. Davis of California, MO, and D. Darren Davis, Humble, Texas; two granddaughters, Darla D. Lansing, Sedalia, and Denise D. Davis, Wichita, Kansas; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday at the Appleton City First Baptist Church with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

DAVIS, Willard Terry
1923-2003
Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 2003 - Willard Terry Davis, son of Newton Levi Davis and Icy (Ryan) Davis, was born July 16, 1923, in Lurton, Arkansas, and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on January 8, 2003, at the age of 79 years. He was a machinist for Allis Chalmers in Independence. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Independence, the Scottish Rite Bodies in Kansas City, the Ararat Shrine Temple, Kansas City, and the Warsaw Shrine Club and the Golden valley Shrine Club, Clinton, where he belonged to the Mini Rods. He also was a member of the Warsaw American Legion and the Clinton VFW Post 1894 where he was a member of the Color Guard. He also belonged to the Eagles Club in Clinton. Willard was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Glover Davis and William Davis, and one sister, Willa Mae. He is survived by his wife, Iva of the home; one stepdaughter, Kay S. Perkins and husband, Robert, St. Louis, and two brothers, his twin brother, Wilburn L. Davis of Joplin and Verlin Davis of Sugar Creek, as well as two step-grandchildren, Doug (Michelle) Perkins of Champaign, Illinois, and Mike Perkins of San Francisco, California, and one step-great-grandson, Jon Perkins of Champaign, Illinois. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, January 14. Graveside services and interment were in the Buckner Cemetery, Buckner.

DAVIS, William
1882-1961
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Oct 13 1961 - Funeral services for William Davis, 79, who died unexpectedly Sept. 24 at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City, were conducted at First Christian Church in Appleton City Sept. 27, 1961. Flower girls were grandchildren Mrs. Joan Davis, Mrs. Florence Snyder, Ilene Bennett, Clara Ellen Josh, Linda Davis, Bonnie Link, Nancy Davis, Anna Jane Boch, Mary Wilson and Marylu Lockard. Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery. William Davis was born Feb. 27, 1882, near Urich the son of Niles Newton and Mary Davis. The 79 years of his life was spent in Missouri with the exception of a few years spent in Texas. He resided when a young man in the Bethel and Spruce communities and at the time married Martha Erman Carrell who preceded him in death in 1944. To this union were born eight children, one dying in infancy. In 1922 Mr. Davis moved to Hudson Community and later located in the Round Prairie vicinity. It was here he attended the Apostolic Church. In 1945 he married Gladys Neale and had lived in Appleton City, Mo., since. The brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He leaves two sisters, Bessie Carrell, Grand Junction, Colo., and Annie Dodson, of Oklahoma. Besides his wife, Mr. Davis leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Wix, Independence, Mo., Mrs. Clyde Wilson, Topeka, Kan.; Mrs. Chas. Lundberg, Kansas City, Mo.; four sons, Carrell N. Davis and Orval L. Davis, Appleton City, Mo.; Howard L. Davis, Kingsville, Mo.; and Lawrence Eugene Davis, Independence, Mo.; two stepchildren, Mrs. Stanley Bock, Mayview, Mo.; and Sgt. Leslie Neale Jr., Tacoma, Wash. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and stepgrandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.

DAVIS, William R.
1814-1892
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 2 1892 - Uncle Billy Davis of Davis township has gone to his rest, one of Henry County's pioneers. Last Friday morning, April 1, he was in the enjoyment of customary heath and went about the work of the day, making a trip to his timber south of town and returning with a load of posts; he ate dinner with his usual appetite and after a rest, went out to his orchard to haul away limbs of twigs of trees he had pruned. He had loaded the wagon, when he sank to the ground for rest, never again to rise unaided. Knowing him to be subject to sinking spells through a serious heart affliction, his wife asked her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rutledge, to go out and see how "Pa was doing." Upon entering the orchard, Mrs. Rutledge, to her horror, discovered the venerable form in the cold embrace of the King of Terrors. Conveying the sad news to the sorrow-stricken wife, she mounted a horse and came to LaDue for assistance, which was immediately rendered and soon in the arms of loving neighbors our old friend was borne gently and tearfully to the house he had left but fifteen or twenty minutes previous in apparent health and good spirits. Uncle Billy was loved and respected. Blessed with means more than sufficient for his own modest requirements, his heart beat in sympathy with the misfortunes of others and his hand was ever open for widow and orphan. He was a constant Christian and never failed to do what he recognized as his duty. With the courage of Paul, he fought the good fight and has gone to his reward. For years, he has expressed himself as ready to go. He was 79 and came from Pike County in 1857 and settle don the same premises on which he died. He was one of the founders of LaDue and built at his own expense the LaDue Christian Church. He leaves a widow, Aunt Fanny, and five children, married, and many grandchildren.

DAVIS, Wilson Dillon
1894-1991
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilson Dillon Davis, 96, Windsor, died Sunday, October 13 at his home in Windsor. He was born November 18, 1894 in Bloomfield, Iowa, the son of William and Althea Noel Davis. On June 5, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, he married Genevieve G. Grinstead, who preceded him in death August 7, 1975. Mr. Davis was a realtor in Windsor 51 years and attended the Windsor United Methodist Church. He was an Army Veteran of World War I. He was also a member of the Kaaba Masonic Lodge, in Iowa, for 71 years; the Windsor Lion's Club; the National Association of Realtors and was a past member of the American Legion. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Lawnick, Columbia; a son Phillip Davis, Windsor; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Noel Davis, Medford, Oregon. Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 16, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DAVISON, Mrs. W. M. GRIFFITH
n/a-1904
Clinton Missouri, Sep 3 1904 - Mrs. G. V. Berry received a dispatch Wednesday from Stowell, Texas, 20 miles south of Beaumont, that her only surviving sister, Mrs. W. M. Davison, had died very suddenly. She was subject to heart disease and her husband, for many years a Windsor resident, had thought to improve her health by moving to Texas, where he was engaged in rice farming. Mrs. Griffith, mother of the deceased, lives in Clinton with Mrs. Berry, and her oldest daughter, known so well in Clinton as Miss Veda Davison, is Mrs. Tillery and lives in Beaumont. Eldest child at home is a son 20 years of age; two girls 13 and 8; a son five years old. The three brothers are: Dr. D. R. Griffith, Creighton; Dr. C. E. Griffith, Windsor; Dr. J. K. Griffith, Jonesboro, Ark.

DAWSON, Albert Wentworth
1857-abt 1903
Lamonte MO - Wentworth Dawson departed this life at the home of his sister, Mrs. T.P. McCune, in Lamonte, Mo., Aug 21st, of slow paralysis, from which he had been a great sufferer for 2 1/2 years. He was born in Holmes county, Ohio, nearly 47 years ago, and came to Missouri with his parents in 1866, locating near Dresden; from there they went to Calhoun in 1876, where he united with the Christian Church.  He went to Lamonte about 10 years ago.  He has one brother and four sisters living: Mrs. T. P. McCune and Mrs. G. H. Hardey, at Lamonte, Mrs. J. H. Light and Mrs. H. J. Underwood, Chicago, and Frank Dawson, Denver, Colorado. Mrs. J. H. Light was at his bedside for three months helping care for him. The funeral services were conducted the next day at the residence; the remains interred in Lamont cemetery. (Correction: He died at the residence of Mrs. P.P. McCune.  This was his sister's home, as the obit says, but she, Lucetta Dawson, married a Phillip Peter McCune. His parents were John L. and Sarah P. Price Dawson and they are buried in Calhoun Cemetery.

DAWSON, Dennis Lyle
1939-2014
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 4 2014 - Dennis L. Dawson, 75, Clinton, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at his home. Dennis was born February 12, 1939, in DeKalb, Indiana, the son of Jarl and Wilma (Ladd) Dawson. He was an outdoorsman who loved gardening, fishing and hunting. Dennis was a lifetime member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was a huge Kansas City Chief's fan as well. More than anything, Dennis loved his children and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Jennifer Dawson. Survivors include his wife, Dixie of the home; son, Philip (Jennifer) Dawson of Hudson, Indiana; two daughters, Janet Dawson of Angola, Indiana, and Pamla (Frank) Hall of Freemont, Indiana; sister, Marlene Rowe of Kendallville, Indiana; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 17, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DAWSON, Ralph Andrew
abt 1919-2001
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 12 2001 - Ralph Andrew Dawson, 82, Clinton, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center. Graveside services will be Monday at the Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw. His parents; one brother, Frank, and one sister, Mary, preceded him in death.

DAY, Janet Elaine "Jan" FLIPPEN
1945-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 12 2011 - Jan Day, 65, Clinton, died Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at her home. She was born April 13, 1945, in Warsaw, the daughter of Donald Bennett Flippen and Flavel Geraldine (Brown) Flippen. She married Gerald E. "Jerry" Day on April 7, 1969, in Clinton and he survives of the home. Jan was a member of the Deepwater Church of the Brethren, Deepwater, where she served as Deaconess, song leader and secretary of the church. She also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1894 Auxiliary, and also played in the Jerry Day and the 2 Plus 2 Band for 40 years. She cleaned for numerous families and businesses around Clinton. In addition to her husband, surviving are her mother, Flavel G. Nave, Clinton; two daughters, Janna Rose Dworkis and her husband, Brett, Olathe, Kansas, and Jaime Ann Maxwell and her husband, Brent, Harrisonville; a son, Michael Huggins of Clinton; two grandsons, Brett and Logan Huggins, Clinton; two granddaughters, Edson and Abrynn Maxwell, Harrisonville; two great-granddaughters, Irelynn and Ella Huggins, Clinton; a brother, Roger M. Flippen, Warsaw; a sister, Donna McQueen and her husband Lee, Clinton; several nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Johnnie Sue Klimp and Newton Wright. Jan was preceded in death by her father; her stepfather, Floyd Clifford Nave, and three sisters, Bobbie, Brenda and Doris Arlene Flippen. The funeral services were Saturday, January, 8, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

DAY, Mary Lee IPOCK WILLIAMS
1917-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Lee Day, 79, Clinton, formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born October 6, 1917, the daughter of Ulysses Grant Ipock and Ella (Richa) Ipock. She was later adopted by Ben and Florence Williams. On October 3, 1942, in Warrensburg, she married Orel Robert Day who preceded her in death November 14, 1985. Mrs. Day worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for several years. She also was a housekeeper at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg for over 10 years. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Tatum, Calhoun; three grandchildren, Ronnie Tatum, Charlene Yeakle and Sandra Hendrix; five great-grandchildren, Ben and Erin Tatum, Travis Yeakle, Michael and Caleb Tatum. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Day was preceded in death by her parents and adoptive parents; a sister, Minnie Ipock, and four brothers, Fred, George, Eddie and Ben Ipock. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DAY, Melvin Clarence
1924-2004
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 24 2004 - Melvin Clarence Day, 80, Calhoun, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Windsor Healthcare Center. He was born April 20, 1924, in Benton County, the son of the late Elmer Joseph and Dora Alice (Simpson) Day. He married Wanda (Holt) Day in November 1971, who survives of the home. In addition to his wife, survivors include one sister, Irene Price, Odessa, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mr. Day worked in the maintenance department at Central Missouri State University and farmed in the Calhoun area. He was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 26, at Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home. Interment will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

DEAFENBAUGH, Mary E.
1892-1994
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary E. Deafenbaugh, 101, Richmond, formerly of Lowry City, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 6, 1994, at her daughter's home in Richmond. Mrs. Deafenbaugh was born near Weaubleau. She made her home there until moving to Lowry City in 1945. She had lived in Richmond since May of 1990. She was a farm housewife and a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Lowry City. She was a Methodist. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mabel June Shryer of Richmond, Mrs. Mildred F. Kauffman of Collins, and Mrs. Tressie M. Simpson of Osceola; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral and Eastern Star services will be Saturday, April 9, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola. Burial will be in the Robinson Cemetery near Weaubleau.

DEAKINS, Ida Melva SIMS
1918-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Ida Melva (Sims) Deakins, 92, a resident of Dallas, Texas, since 1993, died Monday, December 20, 2010. She was born August 22, 1918, in Windsor to Jesse and Sarah Emma (Thompson) Sims, both Missouri natives. Melva followed a career in social work with the State of Missouri, Henry County, then Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she became Director of Social Services and president of the Hillcrest Federal Credit Union. Melva was active in the National Association of Social Workers, served on the boards of the American Cancer Society, Margaret Hudson Program and the Community Service Council. She also served as president of Pilot Club International of Tulsa. After moving to Dallas she was an active member of the Park Cities Baptist Church, the Maurine George Sunday School Class, the 50 Plus Council, the Echo and Variety Book Clubs and the Ladies Dinner Club. Melva was married to James Newell Deakins for 56 years. He preceded her in death in 1996. She is survived by a son, J. Thomas Deakins; daughter-in-law, Melissa Scott Deakins, both of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Jessie Louise Caldwell and niece, Lou Ann Gray, both of Hot Springs Arkansas, and niece, Melva Jean Vandiver of San Jose, California. A graveside service will be held December 27, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery in the family burial site in her hometown of Windsor.

DEAN, Barbara Jean WITHERSPOON
1941-1995
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Barbara Jean Dean was born May 20. 1941 in Clinton. She died Monday, July 24, 1995, at her home in Clinton at the age of 54. Barbara was raised in Clinton and attended Clinton High School. She was united in marriage to Jerry Dean. She moved to San Diego, California, in 1963. She raised her children there, until moving back to Clinton in 1978. She was very creative, which was shown in her hobbies of woodworking, doll making, painting and sewing. She also loved line dancing. She was fun-loving and a very generous person. She showed her warm heartedness, as she cared for the elderly. Until her health failed she worked caring for Mrs. Vollie Harris. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. She is survived by her husband, Jerry, of the home; her father. Robert Witherspoon Clinton; her mother, Doris Evans and stepfather, Roy Evans, Deepwater; two daughters, Cheryl Lynn Sattler, Sedalia, and Garet Elaine Phillips, Topeka, Kansas; two sons, Scott L. Dean, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Roy Allen Dean. Tightwad; three brothers, Norman Lee Witherspoon, Holden, Edwin DeWayne Witherspoon, Osceola, and Dennis Ray Witherspoon, Foss, Oklahoma; two sisters, Doris Darlene Herron, Lowry City, Lelia Joann Taylor, Clinton, and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Hammond. Funeral services were Thursday, July 27, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

DEAN, George Washington
1816-1899
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1899 - George Washington Dean's burial was Saturday, the 18th, at Lewis cemetery. He was born in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, October 10, 1816. Married to Keturah Windgrove April 30, 1840. They had 11 children, nine still living. Of these, Mesdames Matilda Fifer of Brownington, Sarah Sprague of Nebraska, Hannah Justice of Memphis, Mo., Addie Tanner and Nettie Lewis of Lewis Station, and one son, Daniel, were with their father during his last illness. The others, Mary Fifer of Butte City, Montana, John of Tucson, Arizona and Henry of Montana could not come on account of sickness of themselves or family. Surely the saddest sight we ever witnessed was when the casket was borne to the bedside of his aged wife and she raised to take a last farewell of him, who had been her companion for so long. For a month before his death he suffered greatly with the grip and bronchitis. Through it all he was patient, expressing his willingness and even a desire to die, saying his last journey was the most beautiful and pleasant of his life for it ended at his eternal home. Among his last words was a request to his children to meet him and tell his friends and neighbors to meet him in heaven.

DEAN, Gerald
1939-2003
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 18 2003 - Gerald Dean, 63, Sedalia, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at his home. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 20, at Clinton Memory Gardens. He was born March 31, 1939, son of John Oakley and Hazel Lorena Coker Dean. He married the former Barbara Witherspoon at Clinton in 1957 and she preceded him in death, along with his parents and two brothers, William and James Dean. Survivors include two sons, Scott Dean, Clinton, and Roy Dean, Sedalia; two daughters, Cheryl Sattler and husband Donald, Sedalia, Garet Phillips and husband Lawson, Topeka, Kansas; three brothers, Stanley Dean, Joplin, John Dean, Clinton, Charles Dean, Blue Springs; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

DEAN, Hattie Bea PAYNE
1930-2011
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 25 2011 - Hattie "Bea" Dean, 80, died on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. Bea was born on June 17, 1930 in Turkey County, North Carolina to Dr. David L. and Emily (Cantrell) Payne. Bea married Hoytt Dean on August 16, 1944, in Blairsville, Georgia. They made their home in Brownington. The couple owned and operated a grocery business there and in Deepwater for many years. She attended the Baptist Church. Bea was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. A graveside service is scheduled on Friday, January 28, 2011, in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

DEAN, Hazel Lorena COKER
1905-1992
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Hazel Lorena Dean, 87, Clinton, died at Golden Valley Hospital Friday, september 25, 1992. Mrs. Dean had been in Meadow Brook Manor nursing home for a number of years. - Hazel Lorena Dean was born April 3, 1905, in Sprague, the daughter of Edgar and Anna Bramble Coker. She passed away September 25, 1992, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 87. she was married to John Dean October 8, 1927, in Appleton City. To this union seven sons were born. One son died in infancy and her husband, John, preceded her in death in 1968. She was a meber of the New Hope Baptist Church. She is survived by six cons, William of San Diego, California, James Dean of Columbia, Stanley Dean of Joplin, Gerald Dean and John Dean, both of Clinton, and Chrles Dean of Buckner; also 30 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Monday, September 28, 1992, at the Montrose Cemetery.

DEAN, Hoytt E.
1916-2000
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 21 2000 - Hoytt E. Dean, 83, Clinton, died Sunday, August 20, 2000, at the Westwood Nursing Center. Graveside services and burial will be Tuesday at the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. He was born November 1, 1916, in Symra, Georgia, to Allen and Eva Arp Dean. On August 16, 1944, he married Hattie Bea Payne in Blairsville, Georgia, who survives of the home. He was employed as a machinist for Alva Allen Industries, retiring in 1973. He lived most of his life in North Carolina, moving to Brownington in 1961. In 1997 he moved to Clinton. He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Ranger, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Claude, Clarence, Glenn and Jesse Dean, and one sister, Myrtle Rice. Additional survivors are two sisters, Leo Mason of Blairsville, Georgia, and Thelma Mason of Murphy, North Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.

DEAN, John Mark
1943-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 6 2014 - John Mark Dean, age 70, of Clinton, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton. Graveside services were held Friday, November 8, at Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton. John was born May 29, 1943 in Denver, Colorado the son of John Okley and Hazel Lorena (Coker) Dean. He was one of seven sons. John was saved at the age of 16, and attended New Hope Baptist Church of Clinton. John worked for the First Presbyterian Church as a custodian for 25 years before he became ill. John loved reading, painting, fishing, telling stories and playing on the computer, watching movies and listening to classical music. His biggest enjoyment was going to the Poague Wildlife Area to walk in the woods and pits, watching the wild animals and bird watching. John is survived by his son, Mark Wayne Dean, Clinton; Lisetta (Barker) Dean, ex-wife and companion, Clinton; brother, Charles R. Dean, Blue Springs; grandson, Joseph Neal Boone Dean, address unknown. John was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, brothers, William, James, Stanley, Gerald Dean; one grandson, Joshua Lee Dean; daughter-in-law, Kathy M. Dean, two sisters-in-law, Joy (Justis) Dean and Barbara (Witherspoon) Dean, two nieces, Patrica and Jacklynn, the daughters of James and Joy Dean.

DEAN, Kathryn Marie COLLINS
1969-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 3 2013 - Kathryn was born August 18, 1969, at Wetzel Hospital in Clinton, to Robert and Maxine "Crowder" Collins. She married Mark W. Dean October 10, 2002. Kathryn was an active member of Allen Street Baptist Church. Besides her family, one of her favorites was storm watching with her husband, knitting and crossword puzzles. Kathryn was 44 years, zero months, 22 days, when she died Monday, September 9, 2013, at Calhoun. Surviving Kathryn are her husband, Mark of the home; her daughter, Teri West; a brother, Robert Irvin of Lockwood; a niece, Tammy Wynes, Clinton; stepson, Joseph Neal Boone Dean; father-in-law, John M. Dean, Golden LivingCenter-Westwood for 6 1/2 years, and mother-in-law, Bertha Lisetta Dean, Clinton. Preceding Kathryn in death were parents, three brothers, one sister and one stepson, Joshua Lee Dean. There was a special lady in her life since she was three years old. This lady helped raise Kathryn with her own two daughters and dear friend until her death. Her name is Lily Mae Savage. Thank you. Kathryn Marie Dean was taken by God September 9, 2013. Services were September 24 at Consalus Funeral Home. Graveside services were at Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Clinton.

DEAN, Noel Claude
1913-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, June 17, 1998 - Noel Claude Dean, 85, died May 27, 1998, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born February 2, 1913, he was the son of the late James Claude and Maude Higgins Dean. Raised in the Gaines community east of Clinton, he attended Green Ridge Grade School, Coal High School and Clinton High School. Noel was a graduate of the Kansas City School of Embalming and took his training under Fred Wilkerson of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Clinton. The in 1937 he became the manager of LaForge Undertaking Company in Caruthersville. in 1962 he Dennis son, James and Dean, bought the company and changed the name to Dean Funeral Home. He was married to Mildred I. Helm of Caruthersville in 1938 and to this union, three children were born. He served on the Caruthersville Board of Education, District #18, a member of the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist and was a member of the Caruthersville Rotary Club and the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. For many years he served as superintendent of the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville. He is survived by his wife Mildred; one son, James Noel Dean, and his wife, Deana, all of Caruthersville; two daughters Jeannie Dean Hepler and her husband, David, and Sarah Dean, all of Mobile, Alabama; one sister, Dorothy Jean Jones, Clinton; two nieces, Judy Jackson Sanders and her husband, Jim, of Clinton and Marcia Jones Rufenacht and her husband Frank, of Raymore; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Helen Dean Jackson. Graveside services were held May 30. Dean Funeral Home was in charge of services.

DEANE, Carol Louise HERMAN
1943-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 29 2010 - Carol Louise Deane, 66, Clinton, died on Monday, April 26, 2010, at her home. Carol was born on September 25, 1943, in Kansas City, the daughter of William Francis Jr. and Esther L. (Smallwood) Herman. Carol graduated from Raytown High School, Raytown, in 1961. She worked at Columbia Pictures in Kansas City at one time. She loved her cats and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her life partner Danny May of Kansas City; a brother William (Bill) Herman and his wife Christie, Yorktown Heights, New York, a sister Marsha Chipman and her husband Bill, Phoenix, Arizona.

DEARDORFF, Mamie Pearl GRAFTON
1902-1991
I.O.O.F. Smithville Memorial Cemetery, Smithville, Clay Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mamie Pearl Deardorff, 89, died Friday, December 14, 1991 at Spelman Memorial Hospital, Smithville, MO. She was born February 12, 1902 in Platte County, Mo. Her parents were Joseph Ernest and Anna Elizabeth Dolan Grafton. She was a lifelong resident of Platte County. Pearl attended Hoover School and was married to Guthrie Hill Deardorff on November 27, 1924 in Liberty. They farmed together in Platte County. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1971. Also preceding in death was a brother, Charles Grafton. Pearl was a member of the Hoover Christian Church. Survivors include 3 daughters, Wanda Bryant, Smithville, Mildred Arthur, Clinton, and Gladys Harris, Platte City; a brother, Ernest Grafton, Plattsburg; 3 sisters, Lettie Baldwin and Dorothy Housh, both of Kansas City, and Mary Housh, Glen Haven, Co.; 7 grandchildren, Connie Sieker, Keith Morris, Ron Arthur, Merle Arthur, Bryan Arthur, Mike Harris, and LeiAnn Harris; and 6 great-grandchildren, Ken Sieker, Kristy Sieker, Amanda Arthur, Ian Arthur, Tommy Arthur and Jennifer Morris. Pearl was a "farmer at heart" and also enjoyed tatting and crocheting. Her family remembers her sharing this special saying: "If a job is once begun, Never leave it 'til it's done. Be the labor great or small, Do it well or not at all." Services were held Monday, December 16, 1991 at D. W. Hanks Funeral Home. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Smithville.

DEARSTON, Ida Saluda
1910-1998
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 23 1998 - Ida Saluda Dearston died April 21, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born in West Plains on April 19, 1910. Her father was Charles Bungerstock and mother, Ina Marie Whitman. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Marjorie Mitchell. She married Fred Dearston in 1927, who died in 1970. She is survived by two sons, Gerald Dearston of Brownington and Ted Dearston of Deepwater; three daughters, Joella Walker of Deepwater, Donna Harper of Tulsa and Carolyn Colson of Deepwater; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be at the Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery on Thursday, April 24.

DEARSTON, Jacqueline Ruby ZIMMERMAN
1936-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 28 2003 - Ruby J. Dearston, 66, retired restaurant owner of Ruby D's of Appleton City and Montrose, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003. Memorial services will be held in Appleton City at the park building Tuesday, July 29. Survivors include daughters, Debra Dearston, Sherry Coltellaro and husband Scott, Robin Bercowski and husband Gene, Karla Dearston-Sweat and husband Brian; grandchildren, Dusty, Dara James, Brandy, Nick and Chrissy; great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Trinity, Richard, Nicholas and Tyson; brothers and sisters, Marvella Mitchell and husband Ken, Delores Jean, Wayne Zimmerman and wife Eleanor, Norman Zimmerman and wife Lori, Ray Zimmerman and wife Susan, Dale Zimmerman and wife Elizabeth; many nieces, nephews and many friends.

DEARSTON, Ruby Eileen HANSON
1935-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 8 2004 - Ruby Eileen Dearston, the daughter of John and Myrtle Gertrude (Phillips) Hanson, was born in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada, on May 15, 1935. She died at her residence in Appleton City on March 28, 2004, at the age of 68 years. Most of Ruby's life was spent in Missouri where she devoted her life to her family as a housewife and mother. she was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by four daughters, Pamela Dearston of Montrose, Brenda and husband Walt Gregory, Appleton City, Wanda High of Warsaw and Vicky Blakely of Appleton City; one son Gerald D. Dearston and wife Marie, San Diego, California; one sister Patsy Kelly and three brothers, Eric, Richard and Robert Hanson, and families, all of Saskatchewan, Canada; grandchildren, Tracy, Clay and Karissa Burton, Dylan Richards, Stephanie Roberts, Rachelle and Timothy Loney, Megan and David Blakely, Brittany, Holly, Bryan and Rhianna Dearston, and seven great-grandchildren. Ruby was a loving mother and grandmother who spent a lot of time with her grandchildren. She loved being outdoors and spent all the time outside that she could. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Memorial service was at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Thursday, April 1.

DEARSTON, Ted Wayne
1934-2009
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 24 2009 - Ted Wayne Dearston was born December 7, 1934 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He was the son of Fredrick Sandefer and Ida Salua (Bungenstock) Dearston. He passed away November 19, 2009 at his home in Appleton City, Missouri at 74 years of age. He married Ruby Zimmerman and to this union four daughters were born. After Ruby’s passing and 18 years of being best friends, he married Patricia Ann (Rockwell) Mullen on March 24, 2008. Pat brought five sons, one daughter, 25 grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren into their marriage and his life. Ted loved to fish, spend time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening and was an excellent cook. He had served in the U.S. Army for fifteen years and was a very proud veteran and loved his country. It was impossible to be around Ted without jokes and laughter. He was a wonderful husband, father and a very loving grandfather. Ted was preceded in death by his parents Fred and “Sally”, one sister Marjorie Dearston Mitchell, and his first wife Ruby. He is survived by his wife Pat of the home; one brother, Gerald Dearston and wife Linda of Brownington, Missouri; three sisters, Joella Walker and Donna Harper both of Oklahoma and Carolyne Colson of Montrose, Missouri; four daughters, Debra Dearston of Montrose, Sherry Coltellaro and husband Scott of Alaska, Robin Bercowski and husband Gene of Canada and Karla Sweat and husband Brian of Texas; six step children, Tamara Parker of Appleton City, Chris Mullen of Kansas, Mike Mullen of Urich, Missouri Tim Mullen of Clinton, Missouri, Jeff Mullen of Windsor, Missouri, and Mark Mullen of Mississippi; six grandchildren, 25 step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and twelve step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Monday, November 23. Interment was in Appleton City Cemetery.

DEATHERAGE, Matthew Marion
1828-1911
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
California Democrat, California MO, Aug 10 1911 - Mat Deatherage died at the home of one of his sons in Henry County recently, aged 83 years. He virtually lost his eye sight some time before his death, but otherwise retained his faculties. The Deatherage brothers, Wm. G and Mat, were early settlers of the northern part of Moniteau county, coming in the 1840's overland in wagon from Stokes county, North Carolina. Later, two younger brothers, Reed and Leib Deatherage came on, also the mother, who died at the home of one of her sons. Mat Deatherage joined the Confederate forces and had a reputation of being a first class soldier, he had left his wife and two or three children and sometime during the war his wife became ill and he quietly, without knowledge of the Federal forces made his way back to the bedside of his sick wife. The Federal authorities then in command of the county, hearing of Deatherage being at home sent a squad of soldiers after him, but Mat who was quick and alert avoided capture. He was a first class rifleman and frequently his pursuers in search of him would pass near were he was secreted and was tempted to use his rifle in shooting the captain of the squad whom he knew personally, but refrained, they finally gave up the search and Mat came to California and surrendered to Col. Frank Hickcox in command, who permitted him, under parole to return to his afflicted wife and family and remain unmolested. Shortly after the war, in 1867, he removed to Henry county where he has since resided. He was a member of the Baptist church and highly esteemed and respected in his neighborhood.

DEATHERAGE, Terry Lynn
abt 1960-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2007 - Terry Lynn Deatherage, age 47 of Clinton, Missouri passed away December 24, 2007 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery, Mitchell, Arkansas. Terry is survived by his finace, Vinita Nannamann of the home; one daughter, Tara Lynn Martin of Caulfield, Missouri; one brother, Douglas Duane Deatherage and wife, Della of Ladson, South Carolina; one sister, Linda Sue Carney and husband, Eddie of Kansas City, Missouri; two uncles, Bob E. Deatherage of Osceola, Arkansas and Dan L. Deatherage and wife, Pamela of Harrisburg, Arkansas and a special cousin, Gearl Deatherage of Caulfield, Missouri.

DEATHERAGE, William Gail
1857-1933
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - W. G. Deatherage died at his home three miles south of Coal, Sunday, at 12:05 p.m. Seventeen days previous, when he had seemed in unusually good health, he was stricken with paralysis, and at times was able to speak to his loved ones, but the second stroke a week later, left him speechless. William Gail Deatherage was born April 25, 1857, near Lupus, Mo., in Moniteau county. He came to Henry county, Mo., with his parents in 1869. He was married to Ida V. Smith of Coal, February 5, 1880, and they built a home near his parents. To this union three children were born, one son and two daughters. One daughter, Mrs. Ed Campbell, died February 18, 1914. The living are O. L. Deatherage, Letcher, South Dakota, and Mrs. Ed Duvall of Coal. Three grandchildren, Mrs. Gene Griggs, of Clinton; Denver Duvall of Coal; and Gail Deatherage of Olympia, Wash.; also one brother John F. Deatherage of Hancock, Iowa, are living. Three sisters preceded him in death. To all his friends and neighbors, he was affectionately known as "Uncle Billy." He was always ready and willing to serve a neighbor or friend in any way possible. At the time he was laid to his final rest, often was this expression heard from the large number who had gathered: "If he had an enemy, I did not know it." Fifty-three years have Mr. and Mrs. Deatherage lived on this farm near Coal, which he built when they were married. He was devoted to his family, and the granddaughter, Mrs. Mildred Campbell Griggs, was taken into the Deatherage home when five years old, when her mother died. She was given the loving care of a mother and father. Charitable, kind, honest, he was, and his passing means a great loss to all who knew him. His funeral which was also the date of the 73rd birthday of his wife, was conducted Sunday afternoon at the Good Hope church, and interment was in the cemetery nearby.

DeATLEY, Daryl Allen
1949-2002
Centerview Cemetery, Centerview, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Aug 26 2002 - Daryl Allen DeAtley, 53, Clinton, died Sunday, August 25, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. He was born March 30, 1949, in Grand Junction, Colorado, the son of Claude DeAtley and Maude Reed DeAtley. On October 2, 1970, in Kremmling, Colorado, he married Wanda Kay Hayes, who survives of the home. In Kremmling he worked at a sawmill and later was a school bus driver for the Knob Noster School District for several years. He was a Methodist. He is also survived by three daughters, Cristal Roxanne DeAtley, Deepwater, Angela Dawn DeAtley and Shelley Claudette DeAtley, both of Clinton; one son, Kenneth Robert Hyatt DeAtley, Elkhart, Indiana; his mother, Maude Iva DeAtley, Clinton; two sisters, Rita Kay Pinkson, Calhoun, and Myrtle Ruth Shockey, Clinton; one brother, William Lewis DeAtley, Sterling, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Newland DeAtley; one sister, Alice Claudene DeAtley; two brothers, Donald Eugene DeAtley and Claude Robert DeAtley. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 28, at Centerview Cemetery.

DeATLEY, Maude Iva REED
1913-2005
Centerview Cemetery, Centerview, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 2 2005 - Maude Iva Reed DeAtley, 91, Clinton and formerly of Centerview, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at her home. She was born September 1, 1913 in Warrensburg, the daughter of William R. Reed and Pleasant Jessie McCormack Reed. Mrs. DeAtley lived in Centerview most of her life where she graduated from high school. She was a nurse for many years and owned and operated the nursing home and grocery store in Centerview. She had been mayor, member of the Methodist Church and senior citizens, all of Centerview. She wrote an article for The Daily Star Journal in Warrensburg about the town of Centerview once a month. She was also a member of the Rebekahs in Holden. On August 18, 1932, in Clinton, she married Claude DeAtley, who died May 19, 1989. She is survived by a son William Lewis DeAtley and wife Patricia, Sterling, Colorado, and a daughter Rita Kay Pinkston and husband Jamie, Calhoun; son-in-law Tony Disney, of the home; three sisters, Nadine O'Bannon, Knob Noster, Shirley Bridges, Kansas City, and Mary Stuttler, Deepwater; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Alice Claudene DeAtley and Myrtle Ruth Shockey; three sons, Donald Eugene DeAtley, Claude Robert DeAtley and Daryl Allen DeAtley; two sisters, Ruth Haun and Fern Downing, and five brothers, Jesse James Reed, Albert Reed, Amos Eugene Reed, Bill Reed and Marion Reed. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 4, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in Centerview Cemetery.

DeATLEY, Wanda Kay SCHMIDT
1948-2004
Centerview Cemetery, Centerview, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 16 2004 - Wanda Kay DeAtley, 55, Clinton, formerly of Knob Noster, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born July 10, 1948, to the late George Wesley Hayes and Pauline Schmidt. She married Daryl A. DeAtley in Kremmling, Colorado, on October 2, 1970. He died August 25, 2002. She worked for several years as a crossing guard and drove the Head Start bus in Knob Noster. She is survived by on son, Kenneth Robert Hyatt, Elkhart, Indiana; three daughters, Cristel Roxanne Bysor and her husband Tim, Deepwater, Angela Dawn DeAtley, Clinton, Shelly Claudette DeAtley and her fiance Jered Hicks, Clinton; five grandchildren, Heather Lenah Lyle, William James Griffin, Katelyn Rose Griffin, Christopher Leroy Ganshorn, Brandi Lynn Nichoel Ganshorn; two sisters, Bev Layton, Utah, and Paul Fox, Idaho, and two brothers, Jeffery Hayes, Centerview, and Bill Schmidt, Salt Lake City, Utah. One daughter, Francis Nolene Hyatt, also preceded her in death. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 18, at Centerview Cemetery.

DEBO, Jimmie Leroy
1943-2000
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2000 - Jimmie Leroy Debo, son of the late Roy Thomas Debo Jr. and Sarah Margaret (Whipple-Debo) Burks, was born October 10, 1943, in Caney, Kansas, and died at his home in Deepwater on March 15, 2000, at the age of 56 years. Jimmie worked for the ford Motor company in the paint department for 11 years. He loved to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed gardening. It was said he had a green thumb. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Thomas Debo Jr., and one grandchild, Hanna May Debo. Jimmie is survived by his mother and stepfather Sarah and Silas Burks of Deepwater; three sons, Jimmie Lee Debo and Timmie Lee Debo, both of Bates City, and Leroy Debo of Lawton, Oklahoma; one daughter Melanie Hathaway of Kansas City; two half-brothers, Kenneth McMillen of Deepwater and Emmett Jackson Burks of Belton; two half-sisters, Diane Gregory of Deepwater and Linda Kay Meecham of Raymore and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, March 17. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

DEBOLD, Josephine
1865-1900
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose MO, Feb 1900 - Mrs. Josie DeBold, wife of A. B. DeBold of Montrose, age about 34, died of spinal meningitis about 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. She was raised in this community and esteemed by all who knew her. She was able to attend to her household duties until last Wednesday, tho she had complained of a headache for a day or two, but from that time on she grew worse rapidly until her death. She leaves a husband and one little boy, about six, besides other relatives. Funeral services at the Catholic church at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

DECAMP, John B.
1825-1891
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 18 1891 - John B. DeCamp, died in this city of lung trouble Saturday after a lingering illness. He was born in Maryland December 1, 1825 and came to Missouri in 1844. Two years ago he came to Clinton and resided with his son-in-law, S. M. Callaway, where he died. Three children are left to mourn his loss: Mrs. Callaway, one in Washington and the other in Montana. Funeral at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church by Rev. Taylor Bernard and burial in Englewood.

DECKARD, Oveda V.
1929-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2002 - Oveda V. Deckard, 73, Warsaw, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Research Medical Center. Cremation is under the direction of Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Survivors include two sons, Terry Marcum and wife, Terry, Warsaw, and Lester Marcum, state of California, and one sister, Shirley Tubner and husband, Ronnie, Lebanon.

DECKER, Carol Mae WALDROP
1936-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 1999 - Carol Mae Decker, 63, Clinton, died Monday, November 29, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born January 1, 1936, in Emperial Valley, California, daughter of Hurley and Marzeline Waldrop. She was married to Abraham Vernon Decker who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Debra. Survivors include sons, Hurley, North Carolina, Dale and Vernon of Calhoun; daughters, Terry Hartley, Calhoun, and Teresa Worley, Independence, and 14 grandchildren.

DECKER, Dennis Eugene
1947-2003
Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield, Meeker Co, MN
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 15 2003 - Dennis Eugene Decker, 55, Clinton, went to be with his Lord August 27, 2003 (at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas) after a brief battle with cancer. The battle with cancer was lost, but the victory was won. Dennis was born December 16, 1947, in Hannibal, to Virgil and Beverly (Bilyeu) Decker. He grew up in Granville and graduated from Shelbina High School in 1965. He then enrolled at the University of Missouri where he majored in food science and nutrition. It was at U of M that Dennis met Sue and they were married June 22, 1968. Dennis and Sue shared 35 wonderful years together. After graduating from the University of Missouri and serving his country in the Vietnam War, Dennis, Sue and their new son Michael, moved to Litchfield, Minnesota, where Dennis started hi career with the Food and Drug Administration. A second son, Matthew, was born in 1972 and shortly after he was hired by the First District Association to be the supervisor of the new laboratory. He served First District for over 20 years. During that time Dennis and Sue were blessed with a third son, Adam. In 1993, he became a regional sales manager with Nelson Jameson Inc. and worked with that company up until his death. While in Litchfield, Dennis was very active in his community. He coached countless Little League baseball teams, served as president of the PTA and was elected several times to the Litchfield School Board. He was an active member of the Litchfield Christian Church and served the church as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and an elder. In 1998 Dennis and Sue moved back to Clinton where Dennis became the south central regional sales manager for Nelson Jameson Inc. He became an active member of Park Grove Christian Church and served that church as a Sunday School teacher, a deacon and an elder. Dennis was a wonderful husband, devoted father, awesome grandfather, faithful friend and a man after God's own heart. Dennis is survived by his wife, Sue Decker, Clinton, and his two sons, Michael and his wife, Kathleen Decker, Greenville, South Carolina, and Matthew and his wife, Emily, Kingsville; four grandchildren, Benjamin Michael, Samantha Hope, Jacob Adam and Amelia Katherine. Also surviving are his parents, Virgil and Beverly Decker, Shelbina; his sister, Starla Richards and her husband Tony, and children, Chris and Julie, Cairo, Missouri, and his brother, Alan Decker and his wife Lori, and children, Cami and Ethan of Shelbina. Dennis is also survived by two wonderful church families who he loved dearly. Dennis was preceded in death by his son, Adam Lee Decker. Funeral services were held at Park Grove Christian Church, Deepwater, Saturday, August 30. Graveside services and burial was held in Ripley Memorial Cemetery, Litchfield, Minnesota, Tuesday, September 2.

DECKER, Doug K. "Bird Dog"
1966-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 18 2004 - Doug "Bird Dog" Decker, 37, Deepwater, died at his home in Deepwater Saturday, October 16, 2004. Memorial services will be at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, October 23. He was an operator engineer for Local 101 in Kansas City before moving to Deepwater. He was preceded in death by his mother Frances Decker. He is survived by his father Dowell Keith Decker, Kansas City; on brother Greg Decker and his wife Ann Marie, Kansas City; two nephews, J. P. and Sean Decker; one niece, Grace Decker, and a number of cousins.

DECKER, Margaret A. SHUCK
1930-2010
Margaret A. Decker age 79, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Margaret was born in Hannibal, Missouri the daughter of Fred and Ellen (Hartley) Shuck. She worked on line for Zenith Specialties before retiring. She was preceded in death by her parents and one great grandson, Alexander. Margaret is survived by one son Aaron Decker and wife, Diane, of Weatherford, Texas; one daughter, Kay Schwartz of Clinton; seven grandchildren, Tanya Harger and husband, Gary, Heather Gatske, Dennis Landers and wife, Sharon, Alisha Landers and husband, Robert, Shelby Decker, Lauren Decker and Emma Decker as well as eight great grandchildren, Seth, Colton, Dakota, Gabriel, Robert, Athena, Lindsey and Autumn.

DECKER, Robert Louis
1927-2009
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 30 2009 - Robert L. Decker, age 82 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at his home. Among surviors include his wife, Vicky of the home. Arrangements are incomplete.

DECKER, Selvey N.
1915-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 2 2002 - Selvey N. Decker, 86, Sugar Creek, died Sunday, December 30, 2001, at Ridge Crest Nursing Center, Warrensburg. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 3, at George C. Carson and Sons Independence Chapel with burial in Mound Grove Cemetery. Mr. Decker was born October 15, 1915, in Sugar Creek. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Oliver Decker. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Steven Lyle, and a grandson, Aleksey Lyle, all of Urich.

DeCOU, James Thomas
1941-2004
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2004 - James Thomas DeCou, son of Allen W. and Nellie M. Lang DeCou, was born May 12, 1941, in Kansas City, and died Thursday, September 16, 2004, at his home in Arlington, Texas. He was raised in Clinton. He was a Catholic. He worked for consolidated Freightways for 33 years as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife Frances "Libby" DeCou, of the home; two sons, Daniel DeCou and David DeCou, both of Layton, Utah; two daughters, Katy James of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Penny Hill, Layton, Utah; two stepsons, Glen Lawson of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Donald Lawson of Arlington, Texas; one stepdaughter Katherine Allison of Aurora, Colorado; one brother Allen DeCou of Tumas, and eight grandchildren. Graveside services and burial were held at White Oak Cemetery, Urich, Tuesday, September 21.

DEERY, Mary MARTIN CAMPBELL
1845-1912
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry County Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 12 1912 - Mrs. Pat Deery died Friday morning at the home of her son, Frank Campbell on East Green Street. She was born in Ireland on September 19, 1845 and came to America in 1856. Some time ago she suffered a paralytic stroke from which she never fully recovered and she passed away at 1 o'clock Friday morning. She was twice married, her first husband, Frank Campbell, dying 30 years since. About five years later she was again married to Pat Deery, who died about 3 years since. She had made her home near Coale, until two years ago, when she went to Washington to live with her daughter, but returned to Missouri, after a years' residence there, and made her home with her son, Frank, who moved to Clinton about 18 months since, and now a partner in the grocery firm of Julian & Campbell, North Main street. Mrs. Deery was the mother of five children: Maggie M., wife of Stephen Halford, of Porterville, Cal., (who preceded her mother to the better world several; years ago;) Frank, of Clinton; John C. of Porterville, Cal., Mrs. Mollie Albin, of Davenport, Washington, and Edward B., of near Coale, in this county. The funeral service will be held at Good Hope church Saturday morning with interment in Good Hope cemetery.

DeGRAFF, James Fredrick "Fred" IV
1938-2014
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 10 2014 - James "Fred" Fredrick DeGraff IV, 75, Blairstown, died Thursday, January 2, 2014, at Country Club Care Center, Warrensburg. Fred was born on August 2, 1938, to Charles Bartlett DeGraff and Georgia Mae "Short" DeGraff of Peggs, OK. After school, he enlisted in the Navy and later went to work as a millwright in the counstruction business. Fred married Bernice Louise Bilderback on June 3, 2008. Fred's request was to be cremated with no service.

DeGRAFFENREID, Geneva Lee DECKER
1923-2015
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
On a beautiful, early spring morning, Geneva Lee DeGraffenreid completed her journey on earth and found her place in eternity. She was a gentle, quiet woman, full of hope and gratitude. She found peace and joy in the simple things in life. Geneva was born in San Angelo, Texas on July 7, 1923 to Virgil and Rella Decker. She cherished her time spent with her six siblings and parents, both as a child growing up and as an adult through family gatherings and vacations. On March 19, 1941, Geneva married the one true love of her life, Clifford Lee DeGraffenreid. Together they farmed and worked hard to raise a family of five--Beverly, Jim, Sharon, Joey, and Larry. Geneva's deep faith in God, her unconditional love, her kindness to others, her values, and her unwavering strength during adversity remain a guiding light to her family. As grandchildren became a part of Geneva's life, she discovered new joys and found a special place in her heart for each of them. Geneva was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Lee in 2005, her son, Joey in 1974, a grandson Larry Lee in 1979, her parents Virgil and Rella, three sisters and three brothers. She is survived by four children: Beverly Kerns (Urich, MO), Jim DeGraffenreid (Davenport, WA), and Sharon Henderson-Freed (Kennewick, WA), and Larry DeGraffenreid (Clinton, MO). She also leaves behind fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, a special niece, Lindy Kay Pierson of Central Point, Oregon, and extended family member, Kay DeGraffenreid of Clinton, MO. A funeral service will be held Friday March 20, 2015. Graveside service only at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri.

DeGRAFFENREID, Lee
1920-2005
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 18 2005 - Lee DeGraffenreid was born February 4, 1920, at Bolivar, son of Charles C. and Genia A. Coffey DeGraffenreid. He died October 23, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital. Sixty-four years ago on March 19, 1941, Lee was united in marriage to Geneva Jean Decker. with Rev. Hugh Sperry officiating. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Caldwell, Idaho. Lee was a rancher and dearly loved his farm and cattle and also enjoyed crappie fishing when he had the time. Preceding him in death were his parents; a son Joey Bill DeGraffenreid; a grandson Larry Lee DeGraffenreid, and nine siblings. Survivors include his wife Geneva, of the home; two sons, Jimmy Lee DeGraffenreid, Davenport, Washington, Larry Gabe DeGraffenreid, Clinton; two daughters, Beverly Jeanne Kerns, Urich, and Sharon Marlene Freed, Kennewick, Washington; a brother Charles DeGraffenreid, Bolivar; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held October 26, at Englewood Cemetery.

DEHN, Darrell J.
1920-1999
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 7 1999 - Darrell J. Dehn, son of the late William P. and Emily White Dehn, was born July 10, 1920, and died September 16, 1999, in Clinton. Darrell married Donly Dulany White on November 16, 1941, in Sedalia. He was a lifelong resident of the Clinton community. Darrell was a past president of the International Flying Farmers, a member of the Missouri Flying Farmers, Clinton Airport Association, Missouri Cattlemen's Association, Tons of Help Board, Clinton Elks Lodge, served on the Golden Valley Hospital and First National Bank of Clinton board of directors. Darrell served in the Air Corps in World War II. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton for 64 years. He was a private pilot for 37 years during which time he and Donly traveled through the United States, Mexico, Canada and Central America. Darrell loved his work on the farm and was blessed with the opportunity to farm with his father, his son and his grandson. Darrell enjoyed his family, friends and God's world. He appreciated a pretty cloud, sunsets, a smile, rain, sunshine, a straight row of corn and a red bird. He experienced the joy of flying over the mountain tops and walking in the amber fields of grain. He always said that if you didn't plant a seed, it sure wouldn't grow and that you had to have faith to farm. Darrell provided his family with many precious memories. He was the first blood donor in Henry County. Darrell is survived by his wife of 57 years, Donly; a son, David Dehn of Clinton; a daughter, Debbie Wilson and her husband John, of Montrose; a grandson, Bryan Dehn and wife Melinda; a granddaughter, Susan Potter and husband Aaron, and Renie Dehn; grandsons, Wesley and Bill Wilson; three great-grandchildren, Laurel and Adraine Dehn and Dulany Potter; two sisters, Marian Barbee of Clinton and Elaine Miller of McKinney, Texas; five sister-in-laws, Dorothy Ream of Sedalia and Alice Short and husband Byron, of Kansas City. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton on September 20. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

DEHN, Emma Ruth LAND
1927-2006
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2006 - Emma Ruth Dehn, daughter of Roy Edwin and Dorothy (Hughes) Land, was born March 27, 1927, in Lowry City. She died at the Independence Manor Nursing Center, Independence, on January 11, 2006, at the age of 78 years. Ruth was united in marriage to Lester Arnold Dehn on December 29, 1946. He preceded her in death on November 17, 1973. She was a clerk for Weight Watchers for many years. She also worked at the Clinton Senior Center before she retired. As a pastime she enjoyed making quilts. She was a member of the Golden Gate Baptist Church, Better Homemakers Extension Club, Pleasant Hill Quilt Guild and the Clinton Senior Center Card Group. She is survived by one son Roy A. Dehn and wife Beverly, Clinton; two daughters Carol A. Lloyd and husband Oscar, Windsor, and Betty A. Tucker and husband Leonard, Independence; two sisters-in-law, Wilma Parker and June Dehn, both of Clinton, as well as 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Saturday, January 14. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DEHN, George Elmer
1916-2003
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 2003 - George Elmer Dehn, son of Walter A. and Eva (Mansfield) Dehn, was born July 4, 1916, on a farm west of Clinton and died at the Clinton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, on Friday, January 10, 2003, at the age of 86 years. In 1917, the family moved south of Clinton on a farm. Elmer attended Lima School and became a member of the Golden Gate Baptist Church and later united with the Christian Church in Deepwater. Elmer served in the Army four years with the infantry Second Armored Division. Two years was on the front line in the European Theater of World War II. He had been a member of the American Legion since 1948, over 50 years. He was a commander of the Clinton Post #1094 in 1956. He was a worker and a former vice president of the Deepwater Labor Harvest Picnic Board. He was parade marshall of the Deepwater Labor Harvest Picnic in 1976 along with Chester Bryant. He served on the Fairview School Board and also on the Fairview Township Road Board. On August 2, 1946, he was united in marriage to June Montgomery of Creighton. On March 1, 1947, they moved to a farm west of Deepwater. He was a farmer and a stockman. To this union two sons were born, Walter Lee and Tommy Lynn. Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lester, and an infant brother, who only lived a few days. He is survived by his wife, June, of the home; two sons, Walter and wife Donna, and Tom and wife Brenda, all of Clinton; one sister, Wilma Parker; one sister-in-law, Ruth Dehn, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, January 14. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DEHN, George H.
1869-1940
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - George H. Dehn, prominent Henry County farmer of 5 1/2 miles southwest of Clinton, died at his home at 7:30 a.m., March 11, 1940. His health had gradually failed since the death of his beloved wife a year ago, but his condition had not become critical until the past week and death followed quickly. His daughter, Mrs. William Hoppe, and son, Jesse, and others of his family had cared for him with gentleness and love but his life's book was ready to close. George H. Dehn was born April 21, 1869, at Spillville, Iowa, one of ten children of Peter and Susanna Dehn. When he was an infant three weeks old the family moved to Missouri, settling in Henry County, west of Clinton, where they both died in later years, their son, George, remaining with them till the end. After the death of his parents, George Dehn moved to the present home. He was married to Miss Maretta Virginia Albin, December 13, 1893. To their union were born three children, Jesse of the home; Mary wife of William Hoppe and Marguerite, who died in infancy. Mr. Dehn was converted at an early age and joined the Presbyterian Church being a loyal member until his death. Estimable in all traits of character, he was a man whose high standards of conduct leave only good to be said of him. Loving his home and land, which was one of the best kept farms in the county, up to date and attractive, success had come to him as a return for hard work. Kindness to his fellowman was one of his fine traits. His thoughtful ministrations in time of sickness was especially shown during the flu epidemic 20 years ago, when his goodness to neighbors and friends brought rays of happiness to many homes, burdened with sorrow and loss. Surviving Mr. Dehn are his son and daughter,; four grandchildren: Christine, Mary Virginia, Billy George Hoppe, and Doris Marguerite Dehn; also one brother, Dan Dehn, northwest of Clinton and four sisters, Mrs. Wm. Loyd and Mrs. Fred Keck, northwest of Clinton; Mrs. Godfrey Batschelet of LaDue; Mrs. Mary Meyers of Clinton. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church, just as his wife's had been a year ago. The body was laid to rest in Englewood.

DEHN, John Franklin
1858-1937
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Dehn died at his home on Hudson street, at 5:45 p.m., May 18, 1937, after a few days' illness of a heart trouble which seized him while he was working in his garden. From then on, his wife, assisted by the children and grandchildren, sought to relieve his sufferings with a tender devotion, and Tuesday evening, took him to the yard that he might breathe better in the open air, where he loved to be, and there his spirit was released from his body. He was born February 27, 1858, at Spilville, Ia., and when 11 came to Henry county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dehn, who purchased a 240 acre farm northwest of Clinton, where John reached maturity. His father was a cabinet maker in Germany, and followed this profession until coming to Henry County. John, the eldest son, was taught farming by a neighbor, Felix Meyers. In those days they used oxen and a one-horse plow. John in tern taught his father what he learned about the planting, cultivating and harvesting of crops. Mr. and Mrs. Dehn, thrifty and frugal, taught these principles to their children, also that they do their share of work toward the family welfare. In midwinter when snow was piled deep, and later when mud kept farmers out of the fields, John was permitted to attend school, but his was a rugged perseverance, and his meager schooling, combined with the thrift and honesty learned at home, made him an excellent business man. He was united in marriage February 27, 1883, to Miss Minnie Williams, his childhood sweetheart, and to this union five children were born, to each of whom he gave his recipe of success for they have become as industrious and honorable citizens as their father. The first 12 years of their married life, Mr. and Mrs. John Dehn lived near his home place, then he bought a farm southwest of Clinton, and other places near Clinton. About 15 years ago they moved to their present home in Clinton, where Mr. Dehn took great pride in his garden and few chores. Deceased was fond of horses, often saying that a ride on his favorite horse was the best of tonics for any ailment, and always when he did not feel up to his usual health, he would be refreshed by a horse back ride. About a month before he died, he rode his horse to his sons' farm, west of Clinton, where he spent the day looking at the livestock and farming operations, giving his usual sage counsel. At a golden wedding celebration March 1933, he enjoyed to the fullest the get together of friends and loved ones. He loved his family and welcomed their return to his home with their children. Such a gathering he enjoyed Tuesday, visiting with each member, receiving cheer from them and tokens of their affection. He felt encouraged then that his health would be regained. Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by sons and daughters, Walter, south of Clinton; Will, west of Clinton; Mrs. Henry Batschelet, west of LaDue; Mrs. Fred Zehnder, north of LaDue; Mrs. Marvin Thompson, northwest of Clinton and grandchildren, Earl and E. Batschelet, Mrs. Thelma Moreland, Viola Zehnder, Wallis and Minnie Evelyn Thompson, Elmer, Lester, Wilma, Darrell, Marian and Barbara Dehn, also great-grandchildren, Audra Lee and Charles Roy Moreland and Wilma Jane Batschelet, also sisters, Mrs. Mary Meyer, Clinton; Mrs. Gottfried Batschelet, LaDue; Mrs. William Loyd and Mrs. Fred Keck, northwest of Clinton, and brothers, Dan Dehn, northwest of Clinton, and George Dehn, southwest of Clinton.

DEHN, Katie
1857-1931
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Katie Dehn died at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Duerr, on East Grand River street, at 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, January 13th. She had been ill since the night of December 26, when she had an attack of acute indigestion and heart trouble. At times she rallied, but never enough to give her loved ones any encouragement as to her recovery. Deceased was born in Spillville, Ia., February 12, 1857, and would have been 74 years of age had she lived until next month. She came to Henry county with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dehn, when she was 12 years old, and they settled on a farm six miles northwest of Clinton, which was her home until about 38 years ago, when she took up the profession of nursing. She was industrious, thorough and kind, making an ideal nurse, as her sunny smile radiated cheer and happiness, while her capable hands ministered to the sick. She made a specialty of obstetrical cases, and was the official nurse at the birth of more than 200 babies, caring for the needs of the mother as well as to the new born infant. She had friends and cases all over Henry county. After she started nursing, she moved to the home of her sister, Mrs. John Duerr, so she could be centrally located, and lived there until death came. That was the home she loved and had a part in always. Her's was a life of giving, never thinking of remuneration, if she could relieve pain. She was a skilled needlewoman, and had crocheted several bedspreads of intricate design. She also enjoyed piecing quilts, and just recently completed a "wedding ring" for her sister, Mrs. Duerr. She thoroughly enjoyed the homes of her nieces and nephews, and the day before she took her fatal illness, helped her nephew's wife, Mrs. Ralph Duerr, fry down sausange. On her return home she busied herself until late in the night, when she was overcome with illness. She had always been well and strong until last fall, when she had her first touch of heart trouble. She was converted many years ago, and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and later with the First Presbyterian church of Clinton, where she was a faithful and devoted member, bearing the joyousness of Christian living into every act of her life. Everyone was made happier by meeting and knowing Miss Katie Dehn. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: John Dehn, Clinton; George Dehn, south of Clinton, Dan Dehn, west of Clinton; Mrs. W. D. Loyd and Mrs. Fred Keck, northwest of Clinton; Mrs. Godfrey Batschelett, LaDue; Mrs. John Duerr and Mrs. Mary Meyers, Clinton. The funeral will be conducted at the Presbyterian church, Thursday at 1 p.m., by her life-long friend, Hon, H. P. Faris, assisted by Rev. Wolfe, pastor of the First M. E. church, as the Presbyterian pastor, Dr. J. L. Howie, is ill. Interment will be in Englewood cemetery.

DEHN, Maretta Virginia ALBIN
1871-1939
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. George Dehn died March 17, 1939, at her home 5 1/2 miles southwest of Clinton. She had not been strong for some time and this winter had an attack of flu from which she seemingly was recovering until the Monday before her death when she again was bedfast. As her illness was serious, a trained nurse was secured at once and all possible done to stem the outgoing tide of life which entered into the stream of death at 5:20 a.m. Maretta Virginia Albin was born August 9, 1871, in Macoupin County, Illinois, and came with her parents, the late William D. and Margaret J. Albin, to Henry County on October 20, 1882, when she was 11. She lived in the Fields Creek neighborhood until her marriage December 13, 1893, to George H. Dehn. Three children blessed this union, Jesse of the home, Mary, wife of William Hoppe, who live nearby, and Marguerite, who died in infancy. Besides her husband and two children, she is also survived by four grandchildren, Christine, Mary Virginia and Billy George Hoppe and Doris Marguerite Dehn, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Katie Bauer of Greenfield, Ill.; Mrs. Lucy Reader and Louie Albin, near Clinton; Mrs. Nannie Rafferty of St. Louis; Mrs. Sara Ronksley, Kansas City; John W. Albin of Davenport, Wash.; Charles D. Albin of Clinton, and Ira F. Albin of Kansas City. All present for the last rites except Mrs. Bauer and John W. Albin. Mrs. Dehn was converted when 14 years old and joined the Presbyterian Church to which she had since been faithful. She possessed a rare, sweet Christian spirit which governed her life and led her dear ones a little closer to the Master of Love. Her home held her most prized possessions - happy children, a devoted husband - and she considered it a privilege to care for them. She was ever unselfish and in younger years, ready to help neighbors whenever needed, but always her family came foremost and her skill in homemaking, culinary and needlework, was prompted and augmented by her love for them. This love was returned to her fourfold during her declining days by the tender devotion and care of these loved ones. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Clinton Presbyterian Church. Burial at Englewood under direction of Consalus & Peck. Pall bearers were nephews, Harvey, Garland and Dale Albin, Ralph Duerr, Walter Dehn and Walter Batschelet. Beside the above mentioned relatives attending from a distance were Mrs. Ruth Young of St. Louis and Mrs. Ira Albin of Kansas City.

DEHN, Mildred Fern LUALLIN
1901-1998
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred Fern Dehn died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at Country View Nursing Home, Prescott, Kansas. She was born June 1, 1901, near Conway, the daughter of Homer and Effie Turner Luallin. She moved to Clinton as a child, attended Richland Rural Country School and graduated from Clinton High School. She obtained her teaching certificate from Warrensburg Teachers College and taught in the rural Independence District and third grade in Deepwater. She married Jesse Dehn November 22, 1922. He preceded her in death April 20, 1973. They owned and operated a farm, southwest of Clinton, where she lived for over 50 years. After her husband's death, she lived in Clinton for over 14 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. Survivors include her daughter, Doris Clark and granddaughter, Jacqueline Cook, both of Belton; grandson, Thomas Clark, Virginia Beach, Virginia; three great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Clark, Daniel and Lauren Cook; two sisters, Mabel Gates, Clinton, and Enid Wilson, Warrensburg. Graveside services were held Thursday, May 14, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DEHN, William David
1946-2001
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2001 - William David Dehn, son of the late Darrell J. and Donly White Dehn, was born in Sedalia on January 21, 1946, and departed this life February 12, 2001, in Clinton. David married Renie Ziman on August 26, 1967, in Clinton. To this union, two children were born, Bryan David and Susan Dulany. The family resided on a farm east of town. David was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton for 45 years during which time he served as both a deacon and elder. David served in the Missouri National Guard. He was a member of the Clinton Elks Lodge for 32 years, a board member of the Farmers Elevator and Supply Company for 14 years, a past vice president of Henry County Farm Bureau, past president of Henry County Cattlemen's Association, served on the Production Credit Advisory Committee, belonged to the Missouri Cattlemen's Association and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. In 1980, David received the University of Missouri Farm Management Recognition County Award. In 1982, he received the Chamber of Commerce Greater Kansas City and University of Missouri Farm Management Award. In 1988, David received the Agribusiness Person of the Year award. In 1989, he was on the winning team of the state calf-working contest. David was a faithful donor of 70 units of blood to the American Red Cross Blood Bank. He continued to donate blood until his health no longer permitted. David also obtained his student pilot license in 1963. David loved a stretch of fence that he, his father, Darrell, and son, Bryan had just built, buying cattle and visiting at the sale barns, cutting the first load of grain in the fall, the energy of a sunny spring day, a fish fry in the shop, taking his granddaughters to the cattle sales, jump shooting a pond full of mallards, a day on the pontoon with his family and friends, a vacation in western Kansas to visit his cattle in the feedlot, dialing up a cowboy friend, crop tours on Sunday afternoon, a warm fire, the NASCAR races, a small strawberry sundae and a Coke, a little shower and a lot of rain. After completing a task, no matter how it turned out, he always said, "We did the best job we could." He tackled every project with a hope and prayer that it would work. David's profound statements concerning life included: "Until you are better paid," "We did the best we could", and "It can't be done". David is survived by his mother, Donly Dehn; one son, Bryan Dehn and wife, Melinda; one daughter, Susan Potter and husband Aaron; one sister, Debbie Wilson and husband John; three grandchildren, Laurel Dulany Dehn, Adriane Elizabeth Dehn and Dulany Maria Potter and Renie Dehn, all of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 14. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DeHONEY, Pauline BASS
1905-1991
Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Pauline Bass DeHoney, 85, former Holden resident, died September 12, 1991, at the Bowen Health Center in Raytown. She leaves three sons, Joe Bass, Holden, Allen DeHoney, Kansas City, and Bill DeHoney, Independence; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Langsford Cox Chapel in Lee's Summit, September 14. Burial was in the Lee's Summit Cemetery.

DeJARNETTE, Mary Lou ALEXANDER
1929-2006
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 7 2006 - Mary Lou De Jarnette, 76, Idyllwild, California and formerly of Calhoun, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at a hospital in Anaheim, California. She was born September 10, 1929, in Calhoun, the daughter of Everett Enzley Alexander and Jeannette (Miewald) Alexander. She had lived in Riverside County, California, where she was a homemaker for the past 30 years. She was very involved in her church, Shiloh Christian Ministries. Survivors include a son Dennis De Jarnette and his wife Elena, Hollister; six grandchildren, Daniel, Drew, Alexander, Nathan, D'mitry and Anastacia; one great-grandson, Isaiah; a nephew Teddy Houts and two nieces, Linda Alford and Debbie Holmes, all of Windsor. She was preceded in death by a brother Forrest Alexander, and a sister Lois Houts. Graveside services will be Saturday, April 8, at Calhoun Cemetery.

DEKE, Erna B. BREDEHOEFT
1912-2003
Holy Cross Cemetery, Emma, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 28 2003 - Erna B. Deke, 91, Concordia, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Lutheran Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Concordia. She was born in Emma, January 27, 1912, the daughter of John Bredehoeft and Christine Kessner Bredehoeft. Her parents preceded her in death. She married Omar H. Deke Aug 13 1935. He preceded her in death October 12, 1975. She is survived by her children, Rallin O. Deke and wife Laverne, Emma, MO, Ernadine Nisely and husband Don, Clinton, and James E. Deke of Blue Springs. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters. She was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma and its Dorcas Society. She lived her entire life in the Emma area before moving to Concordia in 2000. She was postmaster in Emma from 1951-78. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Emma, Tuesday, March 25. Burial was in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Emma.

DeLaVERGNE, Frances Mary PRESTON
1827-1886
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 1886 - Mrs. F. M. DeLaVergne died at Eureka Springs, Ark., quarter to 5 o'clock a.m., April 5th, 1886, of bronchial pneumonia. She left her home in this city a few days previous to her death, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Fannie, hoping to benefit the health of both, but a severe cold contracted while traveling caused her death, doing the work so rapidly other members of the family were unable to reach her. Miss Fannie, for a short time, had to be alone with strangers, in her great trouble. Her husband did not reach the Springs until 11 a.m. the day she died. He went in response to a telegram stating she was sick, but not dangerously so. The most faithful teacher and friend, at the head of every good work, whether spiritual or intellectual. She met with the Chatauqua Society one week before her death, when it was named the "Mary DeLaVergne Society" in her honor. She will truly be "forever remembered by what she had done." She was laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery, after funeral services at the First Presbyterian Church. Maiden name was Frances Mary Preston. Born at Marietta, Ohio, February 1, 1827. She was a daughter of John and Sarah Preston. She graduated with valedictory honors at the Marietta Female Seminary. Married to James A. DeLaVergne of Dutchess County, N.Y. at Marietta, Ohio, December 14, 1853. From time of her graduation, she devoted her life to the profession of teaching. Taught in schools of Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee and Missouri. Taught 17 years in Clinton public schools, commencing in 1866, having moved to Clinton from Aurora, Indiana in the fall of 1865. Was one of the original members of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton, organized in 1866. She was president of the Ladies' Missionary Society of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Clinton, and one of the original members of the church, organized here in 1866. She was also president of the "Mary DeLaVergne Chatauqua Literary Circle" of this city. Taught in Presbyterian Sunday School many years and over 12 years in Methodist Sunday School of Clinton. Had two sisters. One died at an early age. Other sister, Mrs. Sarah P. Faris, of this city. Five brothers. One a Methodist minister, who died in Maryland in 1865. One died when an infant. Three others married and died in the south. Children: Sallie (now Mrs. E. O. Price), city; Charley, (died in infancy at Aurora, Ind.); Jas. A., Jr., telegraph operator (married Miss Alice Buchanan of Greenville, Ill.); Fannie P., city; Catherine D., city; Max Freeman, died at the age of two years in 1869; an adopted daughter now married and living near Buena Vista, Colorado. Mrs. DeLaVergne was a niece of the distinguished divine, Rev. Wm. S. Plummer, D.D. and a near relative of Wm. P. Buell, missionary to Siam in 1839.

DeLAVERGNE, James A.
1809-1899
Died at Durango, Colorado, January 30, 1899, at 4 o'clock p.m., James A. de Lavergne, in his 90th year, a pioneer citizen of Calhoun. For nearly 30 years he was a resident of this place and none knew better than he the changes which transformed the struggling village to a city. Coming here as a minister of the gospel in the spring of 1865, a year when animosities engendered by the war still lingered and business was demoralized, his field of labor was not a promising one, but nothing daunted, he went to work -- doing good. While not blessed in an abundance of the world's goods, he was in the possession of those qualities which go far toward making the perfect man. Modest and retiring in disposition, he did not lack the courage to do, in the face of opposition, what he believed to be his duty. He was born near Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, N.Y., on August 26, 1809 -- one of five children, only one of whom is now living, Mrs. Catherine Dodges of this city. At the age of 21, he completed the theological course at Rutger's College, having decided to enter the ministry. In 1836, with his father, he left Dutchess County and located in Marietta, Ohio, where on December 14, 1853, he married Frances Mary Preston, a niece of the famous Divine, Wm. S. Plumer. After some years spent in eastern Tennessee, as a colporteur for the American Tract Society, he went to Aurora, Indiana where he was engaged for some seven years as a teacher in a college at that place. In the spring of 1865, he came to Clinton, the family following in the fall of that year. There being no church building at that time, he conducted religious services in the old courthouse and later in the old frame building used for the public schools. In 1866 he organized the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton and for many years was an elder of that body. In 1885 he represented his church in the General Assembly at Cincinnati. In 1867-68, he was superintendent of the Clinton public schools and later taught various public and private schools in the county. In April, 1886 he suffered the loss of his devoted wife. She died at Eureka Springs, Ark. and is buried here. In 1893 he went to Durango to live with his daughter, Mrs. Price. About nine years ago he was attacked by paralysis, which seriously threatened his life, but he recovered and for several years was remarkable active for a man his age. Then a second stroke rendered him almost helpless. Surviving children are: Miss Fannie De LaVergne and Mrs. E. O. Price of Durango; Mrs. Jno. H. Fessenden of Tampa, Fla.; and J. A. De LaVergne, Jr. of this city.

DeLaVERGNE, Mary Yates
abt 1797-1887
Clinton MO, 1887 - Died, December 9, in Colorado Springs, Mrs. Mary Yates DeLaVergne, wife of Geo. W. DeLaVergne, aged 90. Born at New Hackensack, Duchess County, N.Y. With her husband, came west to Marietta, Ohio. They lived several years in Cumberland, Middle Tenn., and after the war came to Clinton, where their son, Col. Geo. DeLaVergne had preceded them. About seven years ago the two families changed their residence to Colorado Springs and became permanently establised in the suburbs of that beautiful city. Wm. DeLaVergne of Brownington, Mrs. Anna Doss of Nevada and Mrs. Rhoda Brown of Sedalia are among children living in this area.

DeLEERSNYDER, Stella M. DYE
1929-1996
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Stella M. (Dye) DeLeersnyder, 66, Lowry City, died Sunday, October 6, 1996, at her home. She was born in Calhoun and was a Kansas City resident until moving to Lowry City in 1988. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lowry City. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 8, at 1 p. m. at the First Baptist Church in Lowry City. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

DELGRECO, Robert D.
1945-2003
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 23 2003 - Dr. Robert D. Del Greco, 58, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, an English professor, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, in the Indian Creek Nursing Home, Overland Park, Kansas. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 24, in the Lowry City Cemetery.

DELONG, Phyllis M.
1922-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Phyllis DeLong, 76, Clinton, died Wednesday morning,June 9, 1999, at Westwood. Mrs. DeLong had a store, DeLong's Dry Goods, in both Warsaw and at Tightwad. She is survived by two sons, Robert DeLong of Clinton and Ronald DeLong of Pacific, Missouri. Services will be at St. Ann's Church in Warsaw.

DELOZIER, America Alabama JULIAN
1851-1924
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
1924 - Mrs. J. C. Delozier Died - At the home of her son, George Delozier, near Leesville, Saturday night at 11:25, after an illness of a little over a week with pneumonia. Deceased was born in Tennessee 72 years ago and came with her parents to Pettis county, seven miles near Windsor in 1856, where they lived until 1868, when they moved to Calhoun. About this time she was married to J. E. Delozier, who died three years ago. Her maiden name was America Alabama Julian. Nine children were given to this union. The following are living: Joe and George Delozier and Mrs. Mary Raney, all of near Leesville; Will Delozier, of Clinton; Ray Delozier, of Kansas City. All were at her death bed. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Joe, George and Jim Julian of Clinton; John Julian, Appleton City; Mrs. Martha Yandell, Sedalia; Mrs. Mary Campbell, Denver, Colorado. Deceased was a good Christian woman and had been a member of the Tebo Baptist church since her early girlhood. Rev. Wynncoop, pastor of the Tebo church, preached her funeral at the Tebo church Monday morning. Burial in the cemetery nearby.

DeLOZIER, Andrew T. "Andy"
1968-2010
Andrew "Andy" T. DeLozier, age 41 of Montrose, Missouri passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010. Memorial services will be Friday, February 26, 2010 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Andy did body and fender work. He served in the Army four years. Survivors include his father, William DeLozier, Deepwater, Missouri; two daughters, Sabrina and Sydney DeLozier , Lee's Summit, Missouri; a brother Dion DeLozier and wife Sharon, Powhatan, Virginia; two sisters, Sherry Hamilton and husband Roy, Parker, Colorado and Lisa Navarro, Kennewick, Washington. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol.

DELOZIER, Carol C. "Spec"
1917-1990
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carol Clayton (Spec) DeLozier died Tuesday, May 20, at Bothwell Regional Hospital in Sedalia. He was born in Leesville on July 8, 1917, one of five children. His family moved to Clinton in 1929 and he graduated from Clinton High School in 1935. A few years later, he was married to Rosalie Marshall and they have two sons, Michael DeLozier, of California and Patrick of Kansas City. His oldest brother, Forest, preceded him in death. Surviving are brothers, Tracy DeLozier of Clinton and Dale DeLozier of Warrensburg, also a sister, Barbara Angle of Clinton. Mr. DeLozier served in the Army for three and one-half years during World War II. He operated Spec's Drive In Restaurant in Sedalia for 20 years, along with other businesses. He was an avid golfer and belonged to Walnut Hills Country Club. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Sedalia. Services will be Thursday at Ewing Funeral Home, 117 West 7th Street, Sedalia, MO.

DeLOZIER, Carolyn Elizabeth MARTZ
1944-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 4 2001 - Carolyn Elizabeth Martz DeLozier was born in Fairfield, Ohio, on December 12, 1944. She died July 31, 2001, near Montrose. Carolyn was the daughter of Edwin P. Martz, Jr. and Sally (VonPohek) Martz. On May 17, 1967, Carolyn was married to Bill DeLozier in Santa Cruz, California. They were the parents of Sherry Hamilton of Parker, Colorado, Dion DeLozier of Powhatan, Virginia, Lisa Navarro of Tri-Cities, Washington, and Andy DeLozier of Independence. Carolyn had seven grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters and one brother. Carolyn worked at Golden Valley Hospital for the past 20 years. She was the owner of Strong Stock Press in Deepwater. She was greatly loved and will be missed by her family and many friends. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, August 7.

DeLOZIER, Dale F.
1914-2002
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Thursday, May 9 2002 - Dale F. DeLozier, age 87, Warrensburg, Missouri, passed away Tuesday May 7, 2002, at DeLozier Realty Company. He was born on December 10, 1914, In Henry County, Missouri, the son of Joseph DeLozier and Rena Pigg DeLozier. On August 25, 1940 he married Eileen Fewel in Clinton, Missouri. She survives. Mr. DeLozier attended the Coal Grade School, was a graduate of the Clinton High School and attended University of Missouri in Columbia. He was a World War ll veteran serving from 1942 to 1946 in the United States Army Signal Corp. Prior to enlisting in the service, he managed a grocery store in Clinton. Mr. DeLozier came to Warrensburg in 1946, owned Tracy's Diner, went into the real estate business in 1958 as DeLozier Realty on Grover, moving to the 708 South Maguire office in 1963 the present location. Mr. DeLozier developed several sub divisions. He was an independant Broker for Wall-Mart Stores in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois, beginning with Sam Walton when he had a store in Versailies. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as Trustee for several years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, The Shrine, Elks Lodge of Warrensburg, Midwest Missouri Board of Realtors, Missouri Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. Survivors include his wife, Eileen DeLozier, Warrensburg: a son Vance DeLozier and daughter-in-law Loree DeLozier, Warrensburg: a brother Tracy DeLozier Clinton: a sister Barbara Angle, Clinton: two grandsons, Darrin Dale and Eric Dossett: a granddaughter, Brook Barron: one great-granddaughter, Shae Elizabeth Dossett: and two great-grandsons: Wesley Garrett Dossett and Ben Avery Barron. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Forest and Carrol "Spec" DeLozier. Funeral services will be held Saturday May 11, 2002, at the First Baptist Church of Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

DELOZIER, Donna May
1938-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 22 2004 - Donna May Delozier, 66, Butler, died Sunday, December 19, 2004, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born May 2, 1938, in Willow Springs. She is survived by her husband Gene Delozier, Butler; two sons Gary Allen Sanders and wife Dani, Butler, and Robert Lewis Sanders and wife Lisa, Hermitage; two stepsons, Garey Linn Delozier and wife Diana, Seabrook, Texas, and Robert Loren Delozier and wife LeeAnn of Lake Jackson, Texas; two daughters Liz Snyder and husband George, Clinton, and Penny Helm and husband Mark, Greenfield; one stepdaughter, Kathy Lawson and husband Robert, Clinton, and 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial tribute will be held Thursday, December 23, at the Butler Presbyterian Church.

DeLOZIER, Dorothy Mae MILLAM
1926-2015
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Dorothy Mae DeLozier, 88, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Harrisonville, with graveside services at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri. Dorothy was born April 24, 1926 in Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of Loyd M. and Jewell E. (Cook) Millam. She was a 1944 graduate of Clinton High School. She married the love of her life, Martin DeLozier, on March 16, 1944. They have lived in Harrisonville for 60 years. She worked as a beautician before they had children. Later Dorothy worked as the bookkeeper for the family-owned Harrisonville Auto Parts, until her retirement. She was taught to love and honor the Lord and was baptized as a child. She was a 60-year member of First Baptist Church of Harrisonville, where she taught Sunday school for many years and was also a deacon's wife. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and was involved in her children's activities. Dorothy was a proud breast cancer survivor. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Leora Simmons. She leaves her loving husband, Martin, Harrisonville, Missouri; one son, Doug DeLozier and wife, Lynda, Belton, Missouri; one daughter, Debbie Goss and husband, James, Harrisonville, Missouri; one sister, Lucille Baker, Tulsa, Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren, Janelle Vergouven (Neil), Brent DeLozier, Kelly DeLozier and Jason Goss; 2 precious great-granddaughters, Kara and Kelsey Vergouven; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

DELOZIER, Edith Mae
1913-1933
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Young Girl in Heaven - Deepest sorrow has touched the heart of G. M. Delozier, father, and the brothers and sisters, of Edith May Delozier, but they too, will have comfort from the thought that the nineteen year old girl, who has departed, was sweet and pure, and has gone to a fairer and peaceful land that knows not the darkness of this earth. September 21, 1932, Edith May was wounded by the accidental discharge of a pistol. She was taken to the Bothwell Memorial Hospital in Sedalia for treatment, where she remained for two weeks and was confined to her bed for four or five weeks. She continued to improve in health until about six weeks ago, when there was a change, and since she had grown weaker until her death, the evening of February 27. Loving hands cared for her. Her suffering was borne bravely and patiently, and she was often heard to call upon her loving Heavenly father. Edith May was the daughter of G. M. Delozier and Nettie Ann Delozier, and was born June 30, 1913. She joins her mother in another world, as Mrs. Delozier died six years ago. For several years, Edith had been a member of the Tebo Baptist church. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon of last week by Rev. Wm. Briggs, and burial was there. Besides the father, the young girl leaves her brother and sisters: Charles W. and Lawrence F. Delozier, Jewel, Iowa; Walter G., Everett F., Mrs. J. W. Summers, Clark M., and Miss Florence E. Delozier, Leesville, and her fiance, Herbert Miller, who lives near her home. All the brothers and sisters attended the funeral except Charles.

DeLOZIER, Edward B.
1842-1929
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
October 1929 - A Good Man Gone Home - Edward B. DeLozier was born in St. Clair county, MO., near the town of Gerster, October 28, 1842. He departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ada Carleton, near Leesville, October 14, 1929, aged 86 years, 11 months and 17 days. His first marriage was to Miss Martha McDaniels. There were born to this union two children; T. N. DeLozier, of Pueblo, Colo., and Mrs. Horace McLain, of Calhoun. His wife having died, he was married the second time to Miss Mary Chastain. To this union eleven children were born. Two of them preceded him in death. The following remain: Mrs. Arch Kennedy, of El Dorado Springs; J. A. DeLozier, of Deepwater; R. A. DeLozier, of Leesville; W. E. DeLozier, of Clinton; I. P. DeLozier, of Pittsburg, Kas.; J. M. DeLozier, of Lincoln; Mrs. Clyde Bradley, of Calhoun; Mrs. Homer Carleton, of Leesville, and Mrs. Claude Inloes, of Clinton. He leaves two aged sisters, 36 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. His companion preceded him to the better world, March 3, 1924. From that time he has longed to go home to be with her and other loved ones. He was converted at the age of 25 at a prayer meeting held at the home of Uncle Dick Jones, under the ministry of Uncle Billy Lawler. He later joined Tebo Baptist church where he remained a member until he was called home. When able, he was always found faithful and at worship.. "Uncle" Beck, as he was called, was a soldier in the Union Army and served his country during the days of the Civil war. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity and always practiced in his life the lessons learned in that noble order. He was always ready to help those in need and his many deeds of kindness were never forgotten by his many friends. The funeral was conducted at Tebo church by Missionary E. F. Hood, assisted by "Uncle Billy" Briggs to a large gathering of relatives and friends. The Masonic lodge of Clear Creek had charge of the graveside services. - E. F. Hood.

DELOZIER, Effie Lee Ona GUYNN
1880-1912
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Died - Obituary of Mrs. Effie DeLozier (ne Guynn) born May 16, 1880, and died December 16, 1912. At the age of 15 years she professed faith in Christ and united with the Christian church of which she remained a faithful member until death; married to Ace DeLozier May 27, 1900. To this union eight children were born - two have died and gone on before, six remain to mourn the loss of a dear mother. She leaves besides these, a husband, mother and many other relatives, who feel the loss of one so kind. She was a dutiful wife, a devoted mother and a kind neighbor, so kind in her home. The funeral was preached by Wm. Briggs at the Tebo church in the presence of a large host of friends and neighbors, who showed their sympathy. It seemed nearly all were weeping. Never had there been a sadder funeral at the old church. After the funeral the remains were laid to rest in the Tebo church yard in a nice beautiful lot, which was purchased by the friends and donated to the husband and children. May the kind Heavenly Father sustain the broken hearted husband an the motherless children. Let us not sorrow as others that have no hope, for all believe the loved one was at rest with those gone on before to await the coming of those that are left behind. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. Good night, good night, until we meet in the morning where parting is no more.

DeLOZIER, Eileen F. FEWELL
1917-2004
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 30 2004 - Eileen F. DeLozier, 87, Warrensburg, died Tuesday, December 28, 2004, at Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born April 18, 1917, in Clinton, the daughter of Fred Fewell and Edith Pigg Fewell. She was a graduate of Clinton High School. On August 25, 1940, she married Dale F. DeLozier in Clinton. He died May 7, 2002. She worked as a bookkeeper for Delozier Realty, Key Realty, DeLozier Rentals and other investment companies. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Order of the Easter Star, Western Missouri Medical Center Auxiliary and belonged to several bridge clubs. Survivors include son Vance DeLozier and daughter-in-law Loree DeLozier, Warrensburg; sister, Tropha Elder, Moore, Oklahoma; two grandsons, Eric Dossett of Warrensburg and Darin DeLozier of Steubenville, Ohio; one granddaughter, Brook Barron, Kansas City; one great-granddaughter, Shae Dossett of Springfield; two great-grandsons, Wesley Dossett of Warrensburg and Ben Barron of Kansas City. One sister, Darlene Sperry, preceded her in death in 1989. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 31, at Warrensburg First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

DeLOZIER, Eugene Luther Jr.
1951-1994
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eugene Luther DeLozier, Jr. was born April 18, 1951, the first child of Mildred Hay DeLozier and Eugene DeLozier, Sr. He left his loved ones on December 9 1994, at Menorah of Kansas City. He was baptized into the Fairmount Methodist Church of Independence on April 14, 1957. He attended school in Deepwater and graduated in 1969. With his talent and love of music, Gene was church organist and pianist at the Christian Church of Clinton, and sang for many special occasions. In the course of his working career, he was employed at Russell Brothers of Clinton and managed the shoe department of several Wal-Mart stores. He then settled in Kansas City where he worked for E. F. Hutton and Merrill Lynch. From there he moved to Phoenix, Az., where his outstanding typing skills landed him a job with the Phoenix Sun newspaper. That in turn led to a position with the L. A. Times in Laguna Hills, Ca. Due to health problems, he moved back to Phoenix, Az., and then to Kansas City to be closer to his family. Gene's gentle spirit, sense of humor and outgoing personality made him friends everywhere he went, and he will be deeply missed by all. He is survived by his mother, Mildred Hay DeLozier of Clinton; his father and step-mother, Eugene and Donna DeLozier of Butler; brother, Garey and wife, Diana, of Seabrook, Texas; brother, Robert and wife, Tanya, of Lake Jackson, Texas; sister, Kathy and husband, Robert Lawson of Clinton; also two nephews and five nieces, plus a host of other family members. Funeral services were Monday, December 12, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton.

DeLOZIER, Ferroll L.
1908-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Word was received Wednesday morning of the death of Mrs. Homer (Ferroll) DeLozier, 83, of St. Louis early that morning. Funeral services will be Thursday at the Southwest Baptist Church, 6401 Scandor, St. Louis. Burial will be in St. Louis. Rev. DeLozier pastored several churches in Henry County, including Quarles and Cornith Baptist Churches. He grew up east of Clinton and was a member of the Tebo Baptist Church.

DeLOZIER, Forest Eugene
1910-1988
Springfield Missouri News Leader, Sat, Nov 5 1988 - Forest Eugene DeLozier, 78, Marionville, died Thursday in his home. Born January 1, 1910, in Eaton, Colorado, he was the eldest of four sons and a daughter. He was raised in Clinton, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri, receiving a degree in Chemistry. Mr. DeLozier did graduate work at Iowa State University, University of Oklahoma and University of Michigan, and also did social work in Centerville and Davenport, Iowa. He and Ester Ward were married February 22, 1942. He was an officer intelligence during World War II, and was attached to the 18th Airborn during the Battle of the Bulge, and was later honorably discharged. After being self employed for several years, he was called to the Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville, as administrator in 1960. He served there for 22 years and retired in 1982, residing in the cottage at Methodist Manor at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Esther; two sons, Gene, Baton Rouge, LA., and Don, Aurora; five grandchildren, Benjamin and Jay, Marionville, Lisa Marie Delozier, Willmington, Delaware, and Leigh and Amanda Trimm, Baton Rouge, LA. Three brothers, Tracy, Clinton, Dale, Warrensburg, and Carol, Sedalia; a sister, Barbara Angle, Clinton. He leaves behind a large number of relatives and a host of friends throughout the midwest. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Marionville, The Masonic Lodge, and The Methodist Men. Memorial Services will be today in United Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be today in Marionville, IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Home. (Note: Forest Eugene Delozier was the son of Joseph Edward Delozier and Rena Pigg Delozier, and the grandson of James Edward DeLozier and America Alabama Julian Delozier and grandson of James W. Pigg & Malinda Parks Pigg)

DeLOZIER, Frank Greene
1914-1991
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frank Greene DeLozier was born February 9, 1914, to George and Anna Brack DeLozier. He passed away Sunday morning, September 8, 1991, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was born in Lowry City and was a lifelong area resident. He was a dairy farmer for over 45 years. On February 1, 1941, he was united, in marriage to Geneva Faye McCoy in Greenwood, Arkansas. To this union two daughters were born. He was preceded in death by his parents; three half-brothers, Ralph, Henry and Ray, and two half-sisters, Grace Wright and Stella Turner. He is survived by his wife, Geneva, of the home; two daughters, Phyllis Stafford, and her husband, Ron of Overland Park, Kansas, and Janice Adkins and her husband, Richard of Olathe, Kansas; four sisters, Mrs. Betty Roberts of Kansas City, Mrs. Aline Berry of Springfield, Mrs. Maxine Keith of Lowry City, and Mrs. Josephine Akins of Mankato, Minnesota; three grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, September 11. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

DeLOZIER, Harold Dean
1929-1983
Tacoma News Tribune Apr 5 1983 - Harold D. DeLozier, 54, of 4723 Parker Road, Sumner, [WA] died Sunday. (Died on Easter Sunday.) Mr. DeLozier was born in Deepwater, Mo., and moved to Sumner 30 years ago. He was an employee of Pasquier Panel Co. Survivors include his wife, Doris; a son, Martin, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Katherine) Hemold of Sumner; his father, Elmer of Milton; a brother, James in California; and five sisters, Wilma Kanzler and Shirley Englehart, both in California, Venita Scott of Milton and Myrna Rose and Linda Gogan, both of Puyallup. Powers Funeral Home, Sumner, is in charge.

DELOZIER, Herschel Calvin
1905-1963
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Cass County Democrat-Missourian, Harrisonville Missouri, March 19 1963 - Herschel DeLozier Dies Here Sunday Herschel Calvin DeLozier, 607 West Mechanic Street, Harrisonville died Sunday afternoon in Memorial Hospital. He had been in ill health a long time. The funeral will be Tuesday, March 19, in the Harrisonville Baptist Church. Mr. DeLozier and his late father, William Dudley Delozier, came to Harrisonville in January 1941, and organized the DeLozier Implement Company on Highway 71, a short distance northeast of this city, which was continued a number of years. Burial Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri (Note: son of William Dudley Delozier & Joanna Briggs Delozier, grandson of James Edward Delozier & America Alabama Julian Delozier - wife Ora Lee Shank Delozier)

DeLOZIER, Iva May HOOD
1913-1998
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 22 1998 - Iva M. DeLozier, 83, Clinton, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler. Arrangements are pending at Conslaus Funeral Home, Clinton.

DeLOZIER, James Asa
1879-1965
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. A. DeLozier rites Saturday. Funeral services for J. A. DeLozier, 86, Deepwater, who died June 23, 1965. were held June 26, at the Deepwater Christian Church. Lewis DeLozier, a nephew, was soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Lewis DeLozier, organist. Escorts for burial in Tebo Cemetery, with Hurst-Janssens Funeral Home in charge, were nephews, Virgil Bradley, Noel Bradley, Raymond DeLozier, Martin DeLozier, Bobbie Carleton and Pete Summers. The Masonic Lodge was in charge of committal services. Mr. DeLozier died at Wetzel Hospital in Clinton, where he had been a patient about two weeks. He had been in failing health for several years and hospitalized frequently. James Asa DeLozier, son of Beck and Mary Chastain DeLozier, was born Sept. 17, 1879, at Leesville, MO. Mr. DeLozier, who chose farming for his life's work, grew to manhood in the community of his birth. On May 27, 1900 he married Miss Effie Guynn who died Dec. 16, 1912. Eight children were born to them, three of whom preceded him in death, two in infancy and Jesse, in 1953. The surviving children are Dick DeLozier, Deepwater; Tom and Rufus DeLozier, Tacoma, Wash; Elmer DeLozier, Tacoma; and a daughter, Mrs. Harold Dunning, Grand Junction, Colo. On Sept. 12, 1916, Mr. DeLozier married Mrs. Margaret LaGore who bestowed a mother's love an care on the children entrusted to her. One son, Ed, now of Wapato, Wash., was born of this marriage. Also surviving are three step-children, Clyde LaGore, Kansas City, Russell LaGore, Marshall, and Mrs. Chester (Ruby) Parscale, Deepwater. A close tie of affection existed between Mr. DeLozier and these children, evidenced in a special way by Mrs. Parscale, who after coming to Deepwater about a year ago looked after Mr. DeLozier's needs each day when he was at his home, and as his health declined took him into her own home to care for him. Mrs. DeLozier preceded her husband in death July 15, 1964. In early life Mr. DeLozier accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Tebo Baptist Church. After moving to Deepwater he transferred his membership to the Baptist Church there. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. The DeLozier family had lived west of Deepwater several years and after retiring from the strenuous life of farm work Mr. and Mrs. DeLozier purchased a home in the east part of Deepwater. There Mr. DeLozier found expression of his love of the soil and growing things in a well-kept garden and yard, which were kept in immaculate order. Hospitality radiated from the home, with a hearty welcome extended to visitors at all times. Mr. DeLozier will be remembered as a kind and devoted husband and father, a good neighbor and a true friend. Survivors other than the aforementioned are two brothers, Rufus and Bill DeLozier, Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Bradley, Mrs Claude Inloes, Clinton, and Mrs. Louie Pollock, Leesville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. Four brothers, Jesse, Tom, Jerry and Ezra DeLozier, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Kennedy and Mrs. Lucy McClain, preceded him in death.

DELOZIER, James Edward
1850-1921
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
J. E. Delozier was born in St. Clair county, Mo., Oct. 28, 1850; died March 20, 1921, at his home near Hortense, where he had lived for 41 years. He was married to Alabama Julian, Feb. 18, 1869. To this union nine children were born -- four girls and five boys; four having died before their father. Five are living -- four sons and one daughter, as follows: Mary Raney, George, Willie, Joe and Ray, all living near, and were at his bedside when he died. Deceased was the son of James and Jane Delozier, of a family of 12 children -- 4 girls and 8 boys; 9 of them still living. He professed faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Baptist church at Tebo, to which he remained true until death. When able, he was ever in his place, ready for every good word and work, but for the last 9 years he had been an invalid; not being able to feed himself, but his faithful companion was ever near him, and with tender care never failed to minister to all his needs, but now her work is done and she if left alone in this cold world to mourn her absent love. It won't be long; a few days of waiting, until there will be a reunion, where there will be no invalids. Then wife and children cheer up, trust God, believe in Jesus and be also ready, for we know not the day nor hour when He comes. The remains were taken to his dear old church, Monday, where funeral services were conducted, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

DeLOZIER, Jewel D.
abt 1900-1994
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jewel D. DeLozier, 94, 12100 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Villa Ventura, died November 8, 1994, at the Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 12, at the Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, Kansas City. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery. She was born in Lowry City and had lived in the Kansas City area since 1919. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the South Broadland Presbyterian Church, Keystone Sunday School Class, and a life member of Peter Dover Auxillary 302 of the VFW. She is survived by one niece, one nephew and several great-nieces and nephews.

DeLOZIER, Joseph Edward
1887-1966
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Funeral Service of Joseph Edward DeLozier - Born September 19, 1887 - Died June 17, 1966 - Service R. E. Nichols Clinton Chapel June 20, 1966 Monday 1:30 p.m. DST - Officiant Rev. S. Richard Wallis - Interment Englewood Cemetery

DeLOZIER, Juanita K. KETTEMEN HARRIS
1920-1994
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Juanita K. Ketteman was born June 27, 1920, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Charlie and Sarah Maude (Waitmire) Ketteman. She died Friday, June 3, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 73. Juanita was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Meadow Lake Ladies Association and the Lowe Country Club, also a member of the Countryside Country Club, Naples, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Tracy, of the home; two daughters, Judy Beebe, Clinton, and Beverly Miller, Kansas City; one sister, Margaret Schwab, Whittier, California, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 6, at the United Methodist Church, Clinton.

DeLOZIER, Lewis Edward
1915-1999
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 8 1999 - Lewis Edward DeLozier passed on to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday afternoon, September 30, 1999. Lewis was born on March 27, 1915, to William Edward "Bill" and Lucy (martin) DeLozier on a farm near Tebo Creek in the Leesville community. He had three brothers, Wendell and Theodore, who preceded him in death, and Martin of Harrisonville, and three sisters, Ruth Miller of Grandview, Mary Miller of Shawnee, Kansas, and Dorothy Salmons of Fairbault, Minnesota. He dearly loved his brothers and sisters and his nephews and nieces. After attending Washington Elementary School and Clinton High School, he helped his father on the farm and worked at several different jobs, including the booming Clinton hatchery industry. Lewis served in World War II in the Pacific Theater on the Island of Saipan. Lewis was a crew chief on a Wing of B-29 Bombers, in the 699th Bomb Squadron of the United States Army Air corps. One of his favorite statements about his military service was, "If you really want to know what someone is like, just give them a little authority." After his honorable discharge, he worked as a carpenter in the Clinton area. He eventually worked for Herrman Lumber Company for 34 years, spending most of that time as their bookkeeper. He married Marjory Eaglesfield, the pipe organist of the First Baptist Church, on November 2, 1947, who passed on to be with the Lord in 1980. In 1949, they had one child, John and his wife Joy, who survive them. There are four grandchildren, Stephanie Cooper and husband Curtis of Shawnee, Kansas, Christian DeLozier of Clinton, Jill Ragan and husband Matt of Clinton and Danielle DeLozier of Clinton. Also, at the time of his passing Lewis had one great-grandson, Jackson William Cooper. Lewis deeply loved and was very proud of all his grandchildren, and was very concerned about and prayed for each one daily. Lewis attended Tebo Baptist Church as a child, was baptized and ordained as a Deacon by the First Baptist Church of Clinton, where he also sang in the choir and helped build the Educational building in 1948. He helped start the Allen Street Mission, assisting with the music and Sunday School programs, and helped it gain church status. He then moved to Northeast Baptist Church about the time it was gaining church status, where he had served in several positions in the music program, Deacon, Sunday School teacher and participated in many other activities over the last 28 years. His love of music is evidenced by him directing the music in many revival meetings in the Tebo and neighboring associations, and by him singing at a multitude of area funerals over the past 50 years. He had preached a few revival meetings and had supplied in pulpits from time to time. Lewis will be dearly missed here on Earth by his son's family, his church family and a multitude of relatives and friends.

DeLOZIER, Marguarette Elizabeth STEWART LaGORE
1883-1964
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Asa Delozier Rites at Deepwater, July 18 1964 - Funeral services for Mrs. Asa (Maggie) DeLozier, were held at the First Baptist Church in Deepwater July 18. Casket bearers for burial in Englewood Cemetery were nephews and grandsons, Raymond DeLozier, Noel Bradley, Virgil Bradley, Robert LaGore, Gene DeLozier and Herbert Summers. Hurst-Janssens Funeral service was in charge. Marguarette Elizabeth Stewart was born at Leesville in Henry County, Dec. 23, 1883, and died at Wetzel Hospital, Clinton, July 15, 1964, where she had been a patient about one week. On Sept. 12, 1916, she was married to James A. DeLozier. They had lived in and near Deepwater the past 41 years. Theirs was a hospitable home for both loved people and a warm welcome was extended to friends, neighbors and kinsmen who called on them. Mrs. DeLozier was a true homemaker, a splendid cook and a good neighbor. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family and loyalty to friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Deepwater. Survivors include three children by a previous marriage, Clyde LaGore, Kansas City; Russell LaGore, Marshall; Mrs. Ruby Wallis, Odessa, Tex.; also a son, Ed DeLozier, Wapato, Wash.; five stepchildren Dick DeLozier, Deepwater; Elmer DeLozier, Tacoma, Wash.; Rufus DeLozier, Parker, Wash.; Tom DeLozier, Wapata, Wash.; and Mrs. Erma Dunning, Grand Junction, Colo.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many friends. Preceding her in death was a stepson, Jessie DeLozier, in 1964.

DELOZIER, Mary C. CHASTAIN
1856-1924
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mary C. Delozier, nee Chastain, daughter of Jarah and Tabitha Chastain, was born February 25th, 1856; died March 3, 1924, age 68 years and 7 days. She was born near Leesville on the farm where she grew up to young womanhood. Early in life she professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church at Tebo, where she kept the relation sacred until death. At the age of 19 years she was united in marriage to E. B. Delozier in 1875, which relation was pleasant and peaceful, living happily together. To these pleasant lives were given eleven children, nine living and two are dead; one died in infancy and the other when ten years old. The living are: Laura C. Cannada, of Eldorado, Mo.; Ace J. of Deepwater, Mo.; Rufus A. of Coal, Mo.; William E., of Clinton; Israel P., of Pittsburg, Kansas; Jerry M., of Palo, Mo.; Lulu P. Bradley of Calhoun, Mo.; Ada L. Carleton, of Leesville, Mo.; Ethel I. Inlow, of Clinton, Mo. They also raised little Rufus, a grandchild, giving him a mother's love and tender care; also two stepchildren, Tommy of California, and Lucy McClain, of Calhoun, who loved and respected her as an own mother. All save Laura and Ace, who were not able to be there, were at the bedside, doing all that loving hands could do to relieve and comfort, and minister to the wants of a loving mother. Mary was one of a large family, 13 children, all of whom have died, save 3 - J. B. Chastain, of Coal, Mo.; Dan, of Rockville, Mo., and Mattie Carter, of Windsor. J. B. and Dan were present when the summons came. There are several grandchildren; all of them loved and respected her, who loved them all. She was a dutiful daughter in the home of her father and mother; loved and respected in the home, a true wife and companion, a loving mother, a good neighbor, who was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was patient in her long affliction, going and doing all she could to bear her part of the burden of life. She said she was ready and willing to go; said there was a beautiful home in Heaven for her and her only regret was to leave her aged companion and little Rufus alone in the cold world, but the best of friends must part and God's dear children have a better home, where all are well and welcome when the battles of life are over. So rest in peace, dear mother; by the grace and help of Jesus we will meet you in Heaven, where no death or sorrow or parting is known, is the wish of husband, children, brothers and all the relatives and friends.

DeLOZIER, Mildred Louise HAY
1928-1999
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred Louise (Hay) DeLozier, 71, Clinton, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at Clinton. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, March 22, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery at Clinton. Ms. DeLozier was born February 22, 1928, in Springfield, the daughter of Elijah Monroe Hay, Sr. and Lena Eden (Bills) Hay. She was a clerk for M&M Book Store for several years and had lived in the Clinton area all of her life. She is survived by two sons. Garey L. DeLozier and wife, Diana, of Seabrook, Texas, and Robert L. DeLozier and wife, Tanya, Lake Jackson, Texas; one daughter, Kathy L. Lawson and husband, Robert, Clinton; half-brother, E.M. Hay, Jr. of Blue Springs, half-sister, Carolyn Hubbs of Clinton; one step-brother, Harry Don Hite of Belton: three step-sisters; Rose Ann Phillips, Jean McMillian, both of Clinton, Mary DeTurpin of Grandview; eight grandchildren, Shane DeLozier, Amber DeLozier. Lorren DeLozier, Ashley Howard, Allison Howard, Marc Fadler, Amanda Lawson, Alec Lawson; one great- granddaughter, Jessica Fadler, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both parents; her step-mother, Sarah Mae Hay; one son, Gene DeLozier, Jr.; three brothers, Olaf Hay, Hershel Hay, Leonard Hay; two sisters Helen Childers and Josephine Hanna.

DELOZIER, Mrs. J. E.
n/a-1891
Clinton MO, Jun 27 1891 - Mrs. J. E. Delozier, living on the VanCleave farm near Brownington, fell out of a cherry tree Saturday and on Wednesday was buried at Concord. She did not fall hard or know that she was in any way injured until a few hours before her death.

DELOZIER, Netta Ann PENNY
1874-1927
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 1927 - Obituary of Netta Ann Delozier nee Penny - Born in Vernon county, Mo., March 9th, 1874. Moved with her parents to Benton county, where she grew up to womanhood. Early in life she professed faith in Christ and united with the Tebo Baptist church to which she remained faithful until death. On the 15th of March, 1894, she was united in marriage to George Delozier, and to this happy relation nine children were born - six boys and three girls. One boy, Willie, died in infancy. The living are Charley and Lawrence, in Iowa; Walter, in Benton county; Everette, Clark, Lena, May and Florence, at home. Like Jacob of Old, her life was bound up in the life of her children. In all the relations of life she was very devoted; a dutiful and affectionate wife of whom the heart of her husband could safely trust. As a mother always doing all a loving mother could do for the good and happiness of her home and loved ones. She loved her home, her husband and her children. She loved her church, her pastor and Sunday School, attending every service when possible, bringing the children with her. She sure was a good woman and will be sadly missed, but her work is done. Her toiling and sufferings are all over. While she will be absent from the body, she is a home with the Lord and the life she lived here is a call to all the loved ones to come to that good home above and though she cannot come to us we can go to her. Then let us not sorrow as others who have no hope for we may be lonely here, but the parting won't be for long. She leaves besides her own family, an aged father, who when told of her death said he would go tomorrow; three brothers - Bud of Clinton, Elder Lee of Bolivar, and Edd of Akron, Colo., all to mourn the absent one with many friends. She died April 13, 1927, age 53 years, 1 month, 4 days. After services, the body was laid to rest in the Tebo cemetery in the family lot near by, where so many loved ones rest, the bodies, in their graves, while the spirit has gone to be with Jesus.

DeLOZIER, Opal Nioma BROWN
1916-1995
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Opal Nioma Brown DeLozier, daughter of Walter Everette Brown and Leah Eunice Carder Brown, died on January 12, 1995, at the Republic Park Care Center in Republic. She was born on July 20, 1916, at the family home at 307 S. Fifth Street in Deepwater. As a young girl she accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized at the Deepwater Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #3667, Clinton. She attended Deepwater grade and high schools. After attending school she was a clerk at the Dodson Grocery Store in Deepwater until her marriage to Theodore Grey DeLozier on October 17, 1935. To this union was born three children, William Everette, Theodore Lee and Betty Lou. After her marriage she and her husband then assisted her father-in-law in his grocery store on South Main Street in Clinton until 1938 when they moved to California. After returning to Missouri in 1945 they purchased a grocery store in Brownington and operated this for some time before opening a grocery store on North Main Street in Deepwater. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore, on January 21, 1974; her father on May 29, 1962; her mother on December 18, 1989; also two infant sisters, Lovell and Ivonne, and one 16-year-old brother, Neal, in 1935. She is survived by her three children, Bill of Deepwater, Ted of Butler, and Betty Gruber and husband Frank of Springfield; also two sisters, Nona Mae Lambert of Pasadena, California, and Agnes Irene Robertson and husband, William G., of Folsom, and one brother, Walter L. Brown of Deepwater; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, January 16, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

DeLOZIER, Ora Lee SHANK
1902-1992
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ora Lee (Shank) DeLozier, Harrisonville, was born May 22, 1902 near Racket in Benton County, daughter of Charles Henry and Dora Belle Hunt Shank, and died January 25, in St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, being 89 years , 8 months and 3 days old at the time of her death. She attended schools in Benton County. She was converted at an early age and remained faithful until the end. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Harrisonville. She was married October 14, 1923 to Herschel DeLozier. They lived on a farm east of Clinton until 1934 when they moved to Blairstown then in 1941 they moved to Harrisonville where she continued until her death. Mrs. DeLozier was preceded in death by her husband in 1963; her parents, a sister, Opal DeLozier; two brothers, Glenn and Jesse Shank. She is survived by two daughters, Ailene Foster and Doris Edwards, both of Harrisonville; two sons, William Kenneth DeLozier, San Jose, Ca.; and Calvin Dale DeLozier, Argonia, Ks.; two sisters, May McNeely and Gertrude Keller, both of Clinton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 28, at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DeLOZIER, Rena Agnes PIGG
1889-1967
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - In Memory of Rena A. DeLozier - Born December 9, 1889 - Entered Into Rest August 23, 1967 - Services from Vansant Funeral Home Friday, August 25th - Final Resting Place Englewood Cemetery.

DeLOZIER, Robert Aura "Dick"
1902-1980
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Robert Aura (Dick) DeLozier was born November 4, 1902 in Leesville, Mo., the son of James Asa and Effie Guynn DeLozier, and died at his home in Deepwater on Friday, June 27, 1980. He was married to Blanche Luther on April 29, 1936 in Deepwater. To this union three children were born. Gene, Jim Edd and June. He is survived by his wife, Blanche, of Deepwater, children, Gene DeLozier of Butler, Jim Edd DeLozier of Deepwater and June Foster of Kansas City, four brothers, Tom DeLozier, Rufus DeLozier, Ed DeLozier, and Elmer DeLozier, all residing in the state of Washington. He leaves one sister, Erma Dunning of Colorado, one step-sister, Ruby Parscale of Jericho Springs, and one aunt, Ada Pollock of Leesville; as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Deepwater Christian Church. Throughout his life he worked at the W.S. Dickey Tile Factory, and operated the Deepwater Locker Plant and DeLozier Grocery Store. he was then a meat cutter until he retired. Dick loved his garden and spent many hours tending it and his rabbits and chickens. Funeral services were held Monday, June 30, at the Deepwater Christian Church. Burial was at the Deepwater Cemetery, under the direction of Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home.

DeLOZIER, Theodore Lee "Ted"
1943-2016
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2016 - Theodore Lee DeLozier, 73, died Thursday, September 29, 2016, at Brunswick Nursing Home, Brunswick. Ted was born August 4, 1943, in Pasadena, California, the second child to Theodore G. DeLozier and Opal N. Brown DeLozier. Ted grew up in Deepwater and lived with his grandparents, Walter Everette and Leah Eunice Brown. As a youth he attended Deepwater Public Schools for eight years and belonged to Deepwater Boy Scout Troop 432. Ted went on to become a member of Tribe of Mic-O-Say and served as an adult leader for the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Ted married Sylvia Jean Moore on October 31, 1963, and was blessed with two children, Deborah "Debbie" Jean and Anthony 'Tony" Gray. Ted attended Career School of Real Estate in Springfield and enjoyed himself as a Missouri real estate broker with Strout Realty and Ted DeLozier Real Estate. He founded Lakeside Electric in Deepwater and rebuilt alternators, starters and generators. He then worked for Furniture House at Butler for many years. He was also a certified Ford technician under the direction of Mid-Way Ford of Kansas City and Friendly Ford of Springfield. Some of the other places Ted worked included Santa Fe International Builders Company in the oil fields, Knox Construction of Grand Island, PAR Electric, North Kansas City, and Howard Construction. Ted was an active square dancer for many years and was a member of MO-KAN Singles of Nevada, Tanglefoot Square of Brookfield, Single Promenaders of Kansas City and the Heart of America Single Square Dance Association. Ted's greatest love was farming and gardening. He farmed in Hickory, Benton and Morgan counties. He loved sharing the garden "goodies" with everyone he could. Ted was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Ted is survived by a special friend of the home, Pam Tietjens, and his beloved dog, Toby; two children, Debbie Dody, Clinton, and Tony DeLozier, Osceola; three grandchildren, Nathaniel (Tonya) Dody, Clinton, Dakota (Janiece) DeLozier, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and A.J. DeLozier, Independence; two great-grandchildren, Hayden Dody and Gabriel DeLozier; two siblings, William "Bill" DeLozier, Deepwater, and Betty (Kerwin) Hafner, Ocala, Florida; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 8, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment was in Tebo Cemetery, Clinton.

DeLOZIER, Tracy L.
1912-2008
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 3 2008 - Tracy L. DeLozier, one of five children, was born to Joseph and Rena (Pigg) DeLozier on Oct. 23, 1912, in Henry County. He departed this life on Nov. 13, 2008, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Tracy was an extraordinary businessman running many and various business operations throughout his life. He was the proprietor of the Deluxe Cafe in Clinton and he owned restaurants in Warrensburg, Higginsville, and Sedalia. Often his brothers and sister would manage these businesses for him. Tracy always was an energetic and tireless businessman, who later owned a John Deere dealership, was the owner of a hatchery, a real estate developer and owner of the Plaza Shopping Center in Clinton. He started several residential subdivisions in Warrensburg and had several real estate dealings in Florida where he loved to live. His hobbies included painting and golf. Tracy bought the DeLozier Building on the northwest corner of the Clinton Square and donated the building and "The Little Theatre" to the Henry County Historical Society of which he was a lifetime member. He was a 50-year member of the Ararat Shrine in Kansas City, a 33rd degree Mason in the Scottish Rite Bodies of Kansas City and a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge. He was a 50-year member of the Elks Lodge. Tracy served his country during World War II and was a member of the China-Burma-India Veteran's Association. He also belonged to the American Legion. He was an Honorary Colonel in Missouri during the Warren Hearnes administration and he was an Honorary Colonel for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He is survived by his wife Peggy of the home; two stepsons, Michael McCune of Largo, Florida and Jeffrey McCune of St. Petersburg, Florida; two stepdaughters, Judy Beebe and husband Berry of Clinton and Beverly Miller and husband Daniel of Madison, Indiana and one sister, Barbara Angle of Clinton as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DeLOZIER, Virgil "Ed"
1919-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Virgil "Ed" DeLozier, 73, of Wapato, Washington, died Monday, November 16, 1992 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima. He was born April 26, 1919 in Rockville, to Asa and Maggie (Stewart) DeLozier. He was raised on a farm west of Deepwater. He went through the Fairview Grade School and graduated from Deepwater High School in 1937. He received a scholarship to the University of Missouri at Columbia but was unable to attend. He helped his father on the farm and also worked in coal mining and the Dickey Tile Factory. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in March 1942 and served three and one half years, only lacking a few thousand miles from going around the world. He married Josephine Rollin, in Penfield, Ohio, April 10, 1944. After World War II they they made their home in Ohio until November 1954, when they moved to Wapato. They returned to Ohio in 1956 through 1959 when they returned to Wapato and bought their present home. He worked many years in the maintenance department of the Wapato School District until his retirement. Ed was a member of First Baptist Church of Wapato, the AM&FM Masonic Lodge of Litchfield, Ohio, and the Washington State Old Time Fiddlers. He also played in a band called the Misplaced Missourians, in which all were from Missouri. He enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and also rock hounding. Ed is survived by his wife, Josephine, of Wapato; a daughter, Betty, and husband Jim Craig of Selah; one son, Guy DeLozier of Simi Valley, Ca.; four grandchildren, Michelle and husband Gary Graff of Yakima; Jamie and wife Tracy Craig of Harrah; Jill and Tim DeLozier of Modesto, Ca.; two great-grandchildren, Rachel and Raini Graff of Yakima; mother-in-law Alvernan Biggs of Selah; brothers Elmer DeLozier of Milton, Wa.; Clyde Lagore of Hale, Mo., and Russell Lagore of Marshall; sisters Erma Dunning of Grand Junction, Co.; and Ruby Parscale of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Dick, Jessie, Tom and Rufas DeLozier. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 19, 1992 at Merritt Funeral Home Chapel in Wapato. Burial was in Reservation Community Memorial Park west of Wapato.

DeLOZIER, Virginia May
1936-1936
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Virginia May DeLozier, youngest daughter of Rolla Thomas and Leona Marie DeLozier was born on Oct. 24, 1936 and departed this life on Dec. 3, 1936 in Deepwater, Mo. She was 1 month and 9 days old. She was privileged to remain only a short while in this life, but the results of her short stay with us cannot be known until Jesus comes back to Earth. Budded on Earth to bloom in Heaven. She leaves to mourn her going, her parents, one sister, Patricia Lou, one brother, Charles Ace, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Asa DeLozier and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rayburn, many aunts and uncles, besides other relatives and loving friends. Funeral services were held at the home December 4. Interment was in Pythias Cemetery.

DeLOZIER, William Elmer
1905-1993
The Morning News Tribune, Tacoma, WA, Mar 2 1993 - William Elmer DeLozier, 87, passed away March 1, 1993. Born in Leesville, Missouri on Nov 29, 1905, he was a resident of Milton [WA] for the last 20 years. He retired from Pacific First Federal Savings and Loan in Tacoma after 10 years and was a member of Clover Lodge #91. Survived by son, James (Frances) DeLozier, Hesperia, CA; daughters, Wilma Kanzler, Boulder City, NV, Myrna Rose and Lynda Gratzer, both of Puyallup, Shirley Englehart, Long Beach, CA, Venita Scott, Milton; sister, Ermma Dunning, Grand Junction, CO; 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Doris DeLozier, Sumner. Viewing Thursday, 12 non-8 p.m. Funeral Servics Fri., March 5, 1 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Puyallup. Interment will follow in the Mt. View Memorial Park, Tacoma.

DeMAYO, Jon Richard
1958-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Jul 12 2002 - Jon Richard DeMayo, 43, Clinton, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at his home. Memorial services will be Monday, July 15, at Sheil Colonial Funeral Home. Cremation. He was born July 19, 1958, in Kansas City and grew up in Raytown. He worked at Yellowstone Park and spent 10 years in Billings, Montana. He currently managed Shady Grove RV Park in the Truman Lake area. He is survived by his father and mother, A. Richard and Janice DeMayo, Lee's Summit; brother, Steven C. DeMayo and wife, Tara, Raymore; nephews, Quinn and Mason DeMayo; nieces, Breanna and Corrina; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

DEMING, Chuck
1930-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Chuck Deming were held at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Victoria, Texas, on Friday, October 4, 1991. Deming, a retired barber, died on October 2, 1991. He was born April 10, 1930 in Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Sally Sanders Deming, of Victoria; his mother, Marjorie Jennings Dalby, Warsaw; four daughters, one son, and his sister, Patricia Dexheimer, Warsaw.

DEMIS, Charles Leonard
1932-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 23 2002 - Charles Leonard Demis, 70, Clinton, died Sunday, October 20, 2002, at his home. Cremation. He was born August 10, 1932, in Des Moines, Iowa, son of Louis and Eva Sigman Demis. He had worked as a driver for the Kansas City Auto Auction and was a member of the Moose Lodge of Clinton. Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Helen Taute and Georgia Bryant. Survivors include one sister, Viola Dedrick, Springfield; two nephews, Larry Dedrick, Sr., Moberly, Louis Taute, Independence; three nieces, Eva Horr, Springfield, Donna Kirsch, Kansas City, and Maria Tuck, Independence.

DEMMING, Robert M. "Bob"
1921-2010
Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Robert M. "Bob" Demming, 89, of Clinton, Missouri died Friday, October 22, 2010 at his home. He was born February 20, 1921 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Homer Monroe Demming and Mary Elizabeth (Ford) Demming. On December 30, 1974, Bob married Mary Kathryn Wheeler in Kansas City, Mo., and she survives of the home. Bob attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, Business Administration College, graduating in 1943. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity while at the University of Missouri. He served with the United States Army in the European Theatre until 1946 as a First Lieutenant. Bob spent many days helping his father manage the Plaza Royale Restaurant and Bar on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. He operated the Midstates Odorite Company and from 1970 to 1986, he managed Odorite of America, Inc. After that time, Bob and Mary moved to Clinton, Mo., were he was President of the Clinton Country Club in 1992 when they built the new facilities. He was also President of the Concerned Citizens for Henry County, helping to stop large, industrial farms from entering Henry County. In addition to Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Clinton Country Club, he was a member and strong supporter of Ducks Unlimited. Bob was an avid outdoorsman and had a life-long enjoyment of fishing and hunting. When time permitted, he could usually be found at his duck lodge, Demming's Retreat, near Clinton. In addition to his wife Mary, survivors include two nephews, Homer Ford Demming of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and Glen Avery Demming of Chandler, Arizona; a niece, Debbie Walker of Kearney, Mo., and three great-nieces and three great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Homer J. Demming. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo.

DEMPSEY, Alice Marie MURPHY
1914-2001
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2001 - Alice Marie Dempsey was born August 26, 1914, at Brighton, daughter of Claud and Tressie O'Dell Murphy. She died February 28, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center. She married Edgar Dempsey, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and lived in Henry County 20-plus years. Survivors include a half-brother, Claude Murphy; four sisters-in-law, Doris Murphy, Betty Murphy, Vivian Murphy and June Parsons; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. One son, Wendell Dempsey; three brothers and one sister also preceded her in death. Graveside services were held March 2. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

DEMPSEY, Edward W.
1934-1999
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 1999 - Edward W. Dempsey, 65, formerly of Clinton, died Monday, September 13, 1999, at Ashland Healthcare Center, in Ashland. Funeral arrangements are pending.

DEMPSEY, Eliza Ann CURD
1841-1937
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1937 - Mrs. E. A. Dempsey, one mile south of Brownington, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Reese, in Brownington at 2:40 a.m. Monday, slipping into Eternity with the same serenity and calm that marked her long earthly journey. Her body was weary after almost a century spent traveling her life's highway, but the light of her spirit was undimmed, every faculty was alert and her love for God's children strong. Mrs. Dempsey was a diminutive person, never tipping the scales at quite a hundred pounds, yet possessed of a force and firmness that made her life a success. She was a wonderful mother, tempering her strict adherence to principle with gentle love that endeared her children to her and taught them honor, truth and happiness in living. she had a buoyancy of spirit that spread gladness about her for she had learned that art of cheerful living, the futility of worry. Indeed, this was the secret of her length of years, so her children feel. Eliza A. Curd was born November 10, 1841, at Louisville, Ky., daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. John Wesley Curd, both Kentuckians, who came to Missouri when Eliza was ten. They first lived at Germantown, then moved north of Mt. Zion, where the mother later died and the father then moved to a farm east of Brownington. December 6, 1886, Eliza Curd and James A. Dempsey were united in marriage and made their home nearby on a farm south of Brownington. There their children were born and reared and there her husband preceded her in death 14 years ago. Since Mr. Dempsey's death, she had made her home with her children, going for long visits to each of them in turn, but always preferring to be where there were children about, for she loved little folks, and their laughter and problems were a great pleasure to her, for with the wisdom of age she had learned tolerance and never read harm into anything they did. she had 24 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, the last little boy coming just two weeks before her death. Mrs. Dempsey led an active life, energy filled, loving her garden and working in it whenever she could. She never felt her children had outgrown her authority and usually "bossed" the jobs they undertook. She loved to sew and put real artistry into her quilt making, piecing 12 wedding ring patterns for her grandchildren as well as many others. She also did much quilting on her prettiest ones, being very particular of each stitch. she found time for reading and enjoyed stories, even following a serial shortly before she closed her eyes for her final rest. Mrs. Dempsey loved company and liked to visit and was the first one in the car when it was ready to go. With her fine memory, clear mind and joyousness in life she was excellent company, an ever welcome guest. She was a faithful member of the Baptist church. she is survived by her son, Claud Dempsey of Osceola, and four daughters, Mrs. F. M. Sands of Warsaw, Mrs. R. L. Denzler and Mrs. W. D. Reese of near Brownington and Mrs. Rue Baughman, Fresno, Cal.; her other child died in 1926. One sister, Mrs. Ella Jackson of Brownington also survives and the children above mentioned of the third, fourth and fifth generations. The funeral services were Wednesday at the R. L. Denzler home near Brownington.

DEMPSEY, Ferrell R.
1909-1994
Centerview Cemetery, Centerview, Johnson Co, MO
Ferrell R. Dempsey, 84, Centerview, died Friday, July 1, 1994, at John Knox Care Center in Lee's Summit. He was born Sept 17, 1909, in Nowata, OK, the son of Claud H. Dempsey and Minnie Ann Pogue Dempsey. On June 13, 1935, he married Irene Keltner in Osceola, and she survives at the home. Mr. Dempsey was a lifelong farmer. Survivors in addition to his wife, Irene, are six sons, Harvey, Belton; Dennis, Calhoun; Curtis, Kingsville; Claud, Lincoln; Douglas, Pleasant Hill; and Lynn, Centerview; three daughters, Carol Homfeld, Higginsville and Dorothy Street and Judy Stephens, both of Centerview; and four brothers. Funeral services were July 4, 1994 with burial in the Centerview Cemetery.

DEMPSEY, Kenneth Lee
1940-2003
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 26 2003 - Kenneth L. Dempsey, 63, Osceola, school bus driver for Durham Transportation, died Thursday, September 25, 2003, at his home. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 28, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

DEMPSEY, Kermit C.
1913-2002
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2002 - Kermit C. Dempsey, 89, Lowry City and formerly of Osceola, died Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. Funeral services will be Friday, November 1, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Yeater Cemetery.

DEMPSEY, Ruth Estella NICHOLS
1913-1996
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth Estella Dempsey, 82, Lowry City, formerly of Osceola, died May 22, 1996, at Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was born September 25, 1913, in Osceola, the daughter of Joseph and Grace Nichols. On May 6, 1937, she married Kermit Clifford Dempsey. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Grace Nichols; one sister, Ruby Butcher, and one grandson, Joe Drake. She is survived by her husband, Kermit of Lowry City; one son, James Dempsey of Clinton; four daughters, Donna Terry of Gerster, Bonnie Garrett of Harrisonville, Sharon Harrelson of Clinton, and Deborah Thomas of Osceola; four sisters, Rebecca McClendon of Kansas City, Mary Eva Poppa of Maryville, Edna Holmes of Pleasant Hill, and Betty Gagenbin of Gladstone; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by a host of nieces and nephews and many friends. She enjoyed piecing her quilts and quilting them. She loved working in her garden and flowers. She loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed having them over for meals and visits. She also enjoyed being around her many friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 25, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Yeater Cemetery near Osceola.

DENHAM, Gwyneth Andrea Rene
1968-2012
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 20 2012 - Swyneth Andrea Rene Denham, 43, Harrisonville, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Research Hospital, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Friday, June 22, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Inurnment will be at Antioch Cemetery, Clinton. Survivors include her husband Larry of the home; one sister, Vicki Kemp, Harrisonville, and nieces, Elaina Rene Witherspoon and Savannah Kemp.

DENISON, Gordon Wilbert
1920-2003
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2003 - Gordon Wilbert Denison, 83, Brownington, died Monday, December 15, 2003, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation. He is survived by five sons, Blane Denison and Barry Denison, both of Deepwater, Brent Denison of Iowa, and Gordon Jr., and Greg Denison of Clinton; five daughters, Cheryl Wheeler and Joy Gress, both of Clinton, Patty Stewart, Deepwater, Susan Jones, St. Louis, and Yvonne Buttke, Wisconsin; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 18 at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

DENISON, Hervina Mary POWELL
1921-1992
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hervina Mary Denison was born October 30, 1921 in Buffalo County, Wisconsin and passed away August 5, 1992 at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was the daughter of Hattie and William Powell. She was the youngest of six children, two are deceased. Living are Agnes, Ceila, Wilma and William. She attended St. Boniface school for 4 years in Waumandee, Wisconsin, she then attended Hillside School in West Central Wisconsin for 4 years. Mary and husband Gordon were married on November 9, 1941. They had 11 children; Yvonne, Brent, Cheryl, Joy, Barry, Susan, Blane, Gordon Jr., Greg and Patty. One son, Doyle, is deceased. Mary had 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mary worked at Westwood Nursing Home for 12 years as an ISC nurses aide. She was a resident of Brownington for 20 years. About 4 years ago Mary was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). She was a loving wife and a caring mother who was loved by everyone and will be missed by all. Funeral services were held August 10, 1992 at Sickman-Dunning Chapel. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

DENISON, Nellie Kate SETTLES
1870-1953
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jul 9 1953 - Mrs. Nellie Denison Dies - Funeral rites for Mrs. Nellie Kate Denison were conducted July 3, at the LaDue Christian Church. Burial was in LaDue Cemetery under the direction of the Vansant Funeral Service. Nellie Kate Settles was born March 4, 1870, east of LaDue, Mo., the second eldest of six children of Henry and Ellen Davis Settles, all of whom are deceased except two brothers, Henry W. Settles, Ottawa, Kan., and Alvin E. Settles of Alhambra, Calif. She was reared and received her schooling at LaDue, later attending Baird College where she took an art course. Quite adept with oil paintings and crayons, she painted many pictures, especially of landscapes and wild life which were her favorites, although she did some portrait work. A prize crayon study is a life-size bust of her grandfather, the late Billy Davis, which was a work of art for all its naturalness to all who knew him. She was generous with her talent as she never pretended to commercialize on her gift of painting. In the late 1890's she moved to Houston, Mo., with her parents. On Dec. 26, 1900, she married Charles Curtis Denison and they settled on a farm west of LaDue where they were regarded with the highest esteem for their integrity, service to the community and highly appraised characters. Two children were born to this union, Paul of LaDue, and Mrs. Ellen Duncan, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. Denison died Feb. 11, 1941 and Mrs. Denison continued to life on the home place with her son and wife as partners. Mrs. Denison was devoted to her family, especially the grandchildren, who all, in turn, reciprocated with tender, loving care through the years. Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Paul Denison, was as her own. For the past three years her health has declined. On June 25 she suffered a fall and was taken to the Clinton General Hospital where it was found she had a broken left hip. She died there at 12:30 a.m., July 2. Early in life, Mrs. Denison united with the Christian Church at LaDue and was a faithful member and an active worker as long as her health permitted. A good, kindly, friendly neighbor she was also known for her love of flowers, her flower garden always the envy of the neighborhood. Survivors, besides the son and wife, the daughter, and two brothers mentioned above, are three grandchildren, Mark and Rosemary Denison of the home and Dale W. Bean with his wife of Kansas City, a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

DENISON, Ruth Agnes GRINAGE
1905-2000
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2000 - Ruth Agnes (Grinage) Denison was born at Glasco, Kansas, on January 4, 1905. Her parents were William and Lucritia (Colton) Grinage. She had a younger brother Harold, and a younger sister Lucy. All preceded her in death. Grandma and her family lived in the country and in town at different times in her life. She attended one-room schools until high school, when she and her brother drove to town and boarded with a family until going home for the weekends. Grandma took Normal Training in high school to be a teacher. However, when she graduated there were too many teachers and not enough jobs locally. She close to stay at home with her parents, rather than seek a job farther away. Grandma wrote short stories and had some of them published in newspapers and magazines. One story was published in the Missouri Ruralist, a farm magazine read by my future grandpa, Paul Denison. He was healing up from a broken leg and had lots of time to read and write. He wrote to the editors of the magazine and asked about the author. They responded with the information and mentioned that she was single! He wrote to her, she wrote back and a correspondence began. After visiting her a few times, they got married on September 11, 1944, in a minister's study with his wife as witness. Grandma began married life at age 39 on a farm near Clinton. Her mother-in-law shared their home for nine years until her death. Her first child was Mark Evan Denison, born April 22, 1947. Three years later Rosemary Frances Denison was born on April 15, 1950. Some of Grandma's daily chores were hard because she had no electricity until 1964. She used a wood cook stove, a kerosene cook stove, a washboard, a wringer washer, ironed with a sad iron heated on the wood stove. Later, she used an iron heated with white gas. Grandma sewed most of her family's clothes on a treadle sewing machine. She made lots of quilts. She raised chickens, sold fryers, eggs, milk and cream. She canned food and froze food to put in the locker in Clinton. In 1959, she started working as co-janitor of Davis R-12 School where her kids went. Paul drove a bus. In 1970, Grandma published a story in Capper's Weekly, a newspaper distributed nationwide. The local newspaper convinced her to let The Printery in Clinton print in the paperback. 100 copies! She sold a few, but didn't advertise them very well. Apparently she destroyed all remaining copies without telling her family. One copy was kept. On September 19, 1970, Mark married Patricia Otersen. Tawnya Sue was born on March 8, 1973. She was the first grandchild! Next came Pamela Faye on October 22, 1975. On May 23, 1981, Michael Bradley was born. Grandpa got sick with congestive heart failure and died six weeks later on July 10, 1975. Rosemary married Carl Peterman on May 14, 1977, Suzanne Leigh was born on January 27, 1987. After Grandma saw a man stealing her grandson's bicycle, other items were found missing. Her family decided it was time to move to town. She moved to senior citizens' housing in 1993. After it became difficult for her to care for herself, she moved to Illinois to live with her son Mark, in 1997. After nine months, she moved to a nearby care center. She lived there until her death on February 8, 2000. She was 95-years-old. Funeral services were held at the LaDue Christian Church on Saturday, February 12. Burial was in the LaDue Cemetery.

DENNER, Anna Mae CHALMERS
1908-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Anna Mae Chalmers Denner, 83, died Sunday, May 3, 1992 in Colorado Springs. She was the daughter of Hattie and Charles Chalmers. She attended school here at Shady Grove and was a member of Tebo Church. She is survived by four sisters and a brother, Ruby Higgins of California, Dorothy McCrory of Colorado Springs, Richard Chalmers of Denver, Juanita Brown of Clinton, and Mary Johnson, also of Clinton. Mary Johnson makes her home with Avery Smith of Clinton. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Denner will be buried in Colorado.

DENNEY, Byrna Lou Nadine McKEE
1905-1999
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 23 1999 - Nadine Denney, beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, teacher and friend to all, died on December 12, 1999, at the Golden Valley Hospital. Nadine will be remembered for her unending optimism and ability to see the good in everyone. Nadine was born Byrna Lou Nadine McKee, daughter of Louis Brewer and Lilly Hodges McKee on September 8, 1905. She attended grade school and high school in Deepwater and was a graduate of Stephens College and the University of Missouri at Columbia. She attended CMSU at Warrensburg many summers throughout her career. She taught school in Belton and Edgerton where she met W. C. "Jimmy" Denney. They were married 37 years before he preceded her in death in 1969. She and Jimmy lived in the Kansas City area and in Bardstown, Kentucky, before returning to Deepwater in 1947, where she taught various grades and subjects for the next 27 years. Three children were born to Jimmy and Nadine; Carolyn Marsh of Stillwell, Kansas, Mary Vandergriff of Deepwater and Jim Denney of Deepwater. She had six grandchildren, John, Robin, Sarah and Jaime Marsh and John and Jim Vandergriff. Her 10 grandchildren included Jason, Tyler, Teal and Skyler Marsh and Aaron, Beth, Christopher, Shoshannah, Jasmine and Mihayla Vandergriff. She is also survived by a brother, Walter McKee of Overland Park and a niece, Joan McKee of Columbia. Nadine was a lifelong member of the Deepwater Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was also an elder for many years. Her positive influence on students, co-workers, friends and acquaintances has enlightened the lives of all who knew her. Nadine was interested in everything. She watched baseball and football games every weekend with her son. She was an avid reader and traveled in Canada, Tahiti, Europe, Africa and ever state in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, but vocally stressed she liked Missouri best. Nadine wrote her own memories of her family and encouraged many others to write theirs. She wrote many other articles of her travels and history of the community. Nadine was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a brother, William, and two grandchildren, Dana and Danny Ford. Nadine will be truly missed by many friends and relatives, but her life's lessons will remain alive in everyone. Funeral services were held at the Deepwater Presbyterian Church Thursday, December 16. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

DENNIS, Billy Joe
1925-1961
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Aug 25 1961 - Joe Dennis, Young Businessman of Clinton, Dies - The community was deeply shocked to learn of the death last Friday, Aug. 18, of Billy Joe Dennis, 35, of 512 Truman St., Clinton, a car dealer and owner of Dennis Motors, 132 North Main St., Clinton, also a popular modified stock car race driver. Mr. Dennis became ill on Tuesday, Aug. 8 and at Wetzel Hospital, the next day, underwent an emergency operation for a ruptured appendix. Death resulted about 11:00 a.m., last Friday from peritonitis. Mr. Dennis had operated his business on North Main St., about a year and previous to that was lessee for a time of the Cities Service Station at the corner of South Main and Ohio Street. For more than 10 years before that he was a mechanic at the Walker Motor Company, Clinton. He also is remembered as a top-notch race driver in modified stock car racing having won various events and was one of the favored drivers of the Golden Valley Speedway. He had planned to enter the races at Sedalia this past Friday. He was a member of the Central Missouri Racing Association and had been a member of the Golden Valley Association and the Ozark Speedways. Trap shooting was also a favorite hoppy of Mr. Dennis and he was a member of a gun club at Sedalia. A veteran of the US Marines, during World War II he had served in the Pacific. He was a member of the local Clem P. Dickinson American Legion Post. Mr. Dennis was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Bates County near Mayesburg, the son of Joseph A. and Harriett Hoffman Dennis. There he grew to manhood. On June 9, 1947, he married Dorothy Berks and they established their home in Clinton, their residence since. He leaves his wife and children of the home; a daughter, Carolyn Sue, 13; three sons, Larry Joe, 12, Ronnie Lee, 11, Tommy Ray, 4; his mother, Mrs. Harriett Dennis, Clinton; five sisters, Mrs. Harry (Mable) Doll, of near Urich, Mrs. Charles (Elma) Young, Montrose; Mrs. George (Lottie) Schwenck, Nevada, Mrs. Gene (Lela) Holston, San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Ben (Dorothea) Briley, El Paso, Tex.; four brothers, Carl, Clarence (Dock) and Jay of near Urich; Robert, of Ohio State; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 21, at White Oak Methodist Church. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery. Those attending the funeral services from Montrose were Mrs. Ida Sickman, Mrs. Dolores Pratt and two daughters, Mrs. Leo Munsterman and Wilfred Berks.

DENNIS, Cretha Pearl WOIRHAYE
1900-1978
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Cretha Pearl Woirhaye Dennis was born September 11, 1900, in Henry County near Urich, Mo. and died May 30, 1978, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City at City at the age of 77 years, eight months, and 18 days. She was one of eight children born to John and Frankie Foster Woirhaye. Her early life was spent in the White Oak vicinity near Piper. She attended the Camp Branch rural school in Henry County. On September 10, 1918, she was united in marriage to Carl Dennis in the Montrose parsonage by Rev. Oswell. They had one son, Leroy Pearl Dennis, born December 23, 1922. Leroy preceded her in death on October 6, 1942, while in service of his country. Cretha confessed her faith in Christ in early life and was a member of the White Oak United Methodist Church. She taught a primary Sunday School class for many years and was dearly loved by her pupils. Cretha and Carl started their life together on a farm and spent many years enjoying their home. She loved nature, lived by its code, and worked closely with it. Her garden was a masterpiece of perfection. One of her greatest pleasures was sharing its fruit with friends and relatives. she also worked diligently wit her husband, Carl, in raising purebred Duroc hogs. They belonged to the Henry County Duroc Swine Association and traveled over the state of Missouri to many exhibits and meetings. Due to failing heath, Cretha and Carl left their farm and moved to the Barnett Boarding Home in Appleton City, where she lived until her death. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Cora Doll, Urich, Violet Sperman, Emporia, Kansas and one brother Ernie Woirhaye of Parker, Kansas. Besides her husband, Carl, she is survived by two sisters, Opal Grauel, Paola, Kansas, and Myrtle Wolf, Anaheim, California; two brothers, Roy Woirhaye, Lamar, Gilbert Woirhaye, Urich; also a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were held June 2 in the White Oak Methodist Church. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery.

DENNIS, Dollie BRYANT
1923-1991
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dollie Dennis, 68, Holden, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 1991 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born in Pike County, Kentucky, August 25, 1923, daughter of Ed and Cordelia (Ray) Bryant. She lived in Kentucky until moving to Holden in 1961. Mrs. Dennis was a homemaker. She had also worked in several nursing homes and on farms through the years. She was a volunteer proprietor of a clothing exchange for the needy in Holden for many years. She was a member of Rosehill Baptist Church near Holden. She leaves one son, Lloyd Rogers, Holden; five daughters, Lillie Ray, Las Vegas, Nv., Birdie Whyde, Pleasant Hill, Ruby Clevenger and Rita Davis, Holden, and Lexie Atkinson, Blairstown; her mother, Cordelia Bryant, Kingsville; four brothers, Emery Bryant, Jimmy Bryant, and Lonnie Bryant, Kingsville, and Jarvey Bryant, Warsaw; three sisters, Mary Younce, Strasburg, Betty Hopkins, Kahoka, Mo., and Louise Pettit, Kingsville; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 19, 1991 at Ben Cast and Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Holden Cemetery, Holden.

DENNIS, Gladys Irene WALLACE
1916-1999
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 22, 1999 - Gladys Irene Dennis, daughter of Milt and Minabel McWatters Wallace, was born on March 14, 1916, in Nevada, and died Wednesday, October 13, 1999, at her home in Clinton. Gladys was married to William Jay Dennis on December 23, 1939. She worked for Crews Fashions in Clinton for 27 years and a short time for Hodina's Dress Shop. She was a member of the White Oak United Methodist Church, Urich. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jay Lynn Dennis , and four brothers, John Lester Wallace, Gene Wallace, Bill Wallace and Bob Wallace. She is survived by her husband Jay, of the home; one sister, Clella Lane of Clinton; one brother, Dean Wallace of Sarasota, Florida; one granddaughter, Michelle Dennis and one great-granddaughter, Angelica Neitch, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday, October 17. Burial was in the White Oak Cemetery Urich.

DENNIS, Jay Lynn
1943-1997
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jay Lynn Dennis, son of William Jay and Gladys Irene (Wallace) Dennis, was born January 5, 1943, in Clinton, and died February 4, 1997, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, at the age of 54 years. Jay had lived most of his life in the Clinton area. He was an electrician, welder and draftsman. He was a member of the White Oak Methodist Church, Urich. Jay is survived by one daughter, Michelle Lynn Dennis of Kansas City; his parents, Jay and Gladys Dennis of the home, and one granddaughter, Angelica Rose Neitch of Kansas City. Graveside services were held at the White Oak Cemetery, Urich, Saturday, February 8.

DENNIS, Philip Homer
1952-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 14 2001 - Philip Homer Dennis, 49, Lee's Summit and formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, November 11, 2001. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 17, at Maple Hill Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kansas. He was born October 12, 1952, to Bobby Joe and Norma Jean (Cash) Dennis. He was raised in the Kansas City area. He was a veteran serving with the United States Army. At the time of his death, he was working on his Bachelor of Arts in computer hardware. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; grandmother, Naomi Cash; stepchildren, Donald Payne, April and Brett Parker, Brea and Shane Mancuso and Jimmy Hartman, Jr.; several grandchildren; his sister and best friend, Marcia Roberts-Johnson and husband, Mitch; nephew, Dennis and wife, Cheryl Roberts; niece, Brandi Roberts; special great-nieces, Abbey, Alicen and Andrea; numerous brother and sister-in-laws and many friends.

DENNIS, Robert Lee
1922-1992
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Lee Dennis, son of Joseph Allen and Harriet Hoffman Dennis, was born March 6, 1922 near Piper in Henry County, and passed away July 31, 1992 at Iuka Hospital in Iuka, Mississippi at the age of 70. He had lived most of his life in Henry County. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He owned and operated the D&W Trailer Home Escort Service in Iuka, Mississippi. He is survived by one son, Kelly Dennis, Iuka, Mississippi; two daughters, Phyliss Cameron, Pinson, Tennessee and Jamie Young, Lexington, Tennessee; one brother, Jay Dennis, Montrose; two sisters, Lela Holston, San Diego, California, and Dorothea Meckling, Nashville, Tennessee and seven grandchildren. Graveside services were held at White Oak Cemetery, Tuesday, August 4, 1992. Burial was under direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

DENNIS, William Jay
1913-2000
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Jay Dennis, son of Joseph and Harriet Hoffman Dennis was born July 23, 1912, in Henry County, and died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He was married to Gladys Irene Wallace on December 23, 1939. Jay was a bus driver and worked for Walker township where he maintained the roads. He was a member of the White Oak United Methodist Church, Urich, for 73 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys; his son, Jay Lynn, and five brothers and seven sisters. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Judy Dennis of Stillwell, Kansas; his granddaughter, Michelle Dennis and his great-granddaughter, Angelica Neitch, both of Kansas City, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, April 22. Burial was in the White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

DENNY, Albert Richard Jr.
1929-2003
Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 11 2003 - Albert Richard Denny, Jr., 74, Sun City West, Arizona, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at the Sun Health Hospice in Sun City West, Arizona. He had suffered with chronic obstructionary lung disease for the past three years. Memorial services were Saturday, May 31, at the First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit. Burial was in Floral Hills East Cemetery in Lee's Summit. He was born April 4, 1929, on a farm outside of Coal, to Albert R. and Nellie (Orton) Denny. He graduated from Coal High School in 1947. He married Audrey (Trenary) Denny in Clinton. They lived in Kansas City, Raytown and Lee's Summit. He is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren, on step-grandchild and one great-grandchild: Sharon Dolson and her husband Mike, Jefferson City, their children Mark, Rick, John and Pamela and grandchild, Kali, Linda Denny of St. Louis and Alice Saubers and her husband, Troy, Lee's Summit, and their daughter, Vialet. In 1991, he married Eileen (Nelson) Denny and is also survived by her children, Sonja Gonzalez and her husband Hector, Atlanta, Georgia, and their son Toby and SSgt. David Martinek and his wife Tina, Ft. Riley, Kansas, and their son, David Lee (DJ). He is also survived by his sister, Nancy Burkett of Drexel and numerous nieces and nephews. His brother, Raymond O. Denny and wife Audrey Denny, preceded him in death. Arrangements were by Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel.

DENNY, Audrey A. TRENARY
1931-1989
Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
The Kansas City Times, Monday Mar 20,1989 - Audrey A. Denny, 57, Lee's Summit, a businesswoman, died March 18, 1989, at the home. Mrs. Denny and her husband owned Denny's Antiques & Collectibles in Lee Summit for eight years. She also was vice president at Contempo Fashions for eight years before she retired in 1988. Previously, she worked 24 years for Sarah Coventry Jewelry and had been senior vice president and supervisor of the company's salesman in the Western half of the United States when she resigned in 1981. She was a 20-year member of the Direct Selling Association. Mrs. Denny was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit. She was born in Clinton, MO., and had lived in Lee's Summit 40 years. Survivors include her husband, Richard Denny of the home; three daughters, Sharon Dolson and Alice Denny of Lee's Summit, and Linda Denny, St. Louis; her mother, Ida Trenary, and two brothers, Dale Trenary and Larry Trenary, all of Clinton; two sisters, Mary Ellen Gieselman, Urich, MO., and Patricia Hicks; Pleasant Hill in Cass County; and four grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at the Carson Blue Ridge Chapel; burial in Floral Hills East Cemetery. - Note: Audrey A. Denny was born May 9 1931.

DENNY, Kris L. TAYLOR
1965-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Kris L. Denny, 47, of Windsor, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born April 28, 1965, in Niagara Falls, New York, the daughter of Kenneth W. Taylor and Ruth Ann (Allred) Taylor. She earned her associate degree as a veterinary technician and worked in this field for several years in Nashville, Tennessee. Her tender-hearted nature made it difficult for her to continue in this line of work. Most recently she had worked as a supervisor for Wal-Mart Stores in Nashville and also Warrensburg, Mo. Kris was passionate and conscientious about all her endeavors in life. She enjoyed singing country and western songs and would love to have made singing a full-time career. She also loved reading mystery books and her many cats. Kris was a kind-hearted person and loved helping other people but the love of her life was her daughter, Katy Ann. Survivors include a daughter, Katy Ann Denny, Windsor, Mo.; her parents, Ken and Ruth Taylor, Windsor, Mo.; 2 sisters, Laura Beth Santiago, West Plains, Mo., and Scarlett Renee Lawler, Surprise, Arizona; a brother, Kenneth Steven Taylor, Phoenix, Arizona; an uncle, 2 aunts, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Harry R. and Emma (Miller) Taylor, and her maternal grandmother, Susie A. (Hackney) Heath. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DENTON, Martha PREUITT HUDSON
1848-1903
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 24 1903 - Mrs. Martha Hudson Denton, who died October 6, 1903, was born in Linneus, Linn county, Mo., October 2, 1848. In her early days she, with her mother, Rosa Preuitt, was transferred to Dresden or Georgetown, as slaves. There she met and married Coleman Hudson. Soon after she professed a hope in Christ, serving him about 40 years. She and her husband moved to Clinton and they had several children. Coleman Hudson died April 29, 1892. In 1896, March 4, she married Samuel Denton. five children survive her: Eddie C. Hudson, Mrs. Lena Clarke, Oscar P. Hudson, Luther Hudson, Mrs. Carrie Harris. Sister Denton was a member of the Second Baptist Church and a good and faithful member. She made it her mission to visit the sick and always said something encouraging to them and never left without saying something about the Lord. She never missed services if she could possibly help it. She had been superintendent of the Sunday School, also assistant and was president and vice-president of the BYPU and several times elected teacher of the Sunday School. sister Denton was a faithful and loving mother. Leaves 3 sons, 2 daughters, a host of friends. She was unusually energetic and industrious and four more than a quarter of a century conducted a successful laundry business here in Clinton, accumulating valuable property here and at Colorado Springs. Sleep on, Sister Denton; sleep on until all the dead in Christ shall rise to enjoy all the happiness that waits us. - Clinton MO, Oct 10 1903 - Mrs. Martha Denton, one of the most highly respected colored women in Clinton, died in Kansas City on the 7th with pneumonia. She was about 60 and had been in poor health for some time. Her remains were brought down Thursday and the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon.

DENYER, Raymond Earl "Ray"
1937-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2006 - Raymond Earl Denyer, 69, Montrose, died July 8, 2006, at his home. Cremation. He was born June 17, 1937, in Kansas City, Missouri, son of Joseph F. and Louise Hedrick Denyer. Ray retired from Shick Tube Veyor Corp, March 15, 1999.  He was a welder and had worked there fourteen years. He was an avid classic and antique car restorer and a member of the Road Warriors Car Club. Preceding him in death is his parents and a brother, Eugene Hicks. Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons, Keith and Thomas; three daughters, Karen Pham, Susan Munro and Rhonda Jones; one brother Joe F. Denyer; one sister, Roma Easter; twelve grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and was looking forward to the arrival of another great grandchild.

DePEW, Evangeline ONWILER
1923-2005
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 2005 - Evangeline Depew, 82, died Tuesday, November 29, 2005. Funeral services will be Friday, December 2, at Consalus-Urich Funeral Home with burial in Urich Cemetery. She was born May 6, 1923 in Calhoun, daughter of George Washington and Mabel Grace Martin Onwiler. She married Roy Lee Depew. She was a charter member of the Christ's Christian Church, Ecumenical Society, UICC, Urich Historical Society and volunteered at the Samaritan Center. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, three sisters and two brothers. Survivors include one son, Robert Allen Depew, Garden City; three daughters, Judith Jean Johnson, Joplin, Carol Lee Sites and husband Everett, Creighton, Alice Elaine Zoellers and husband Larry, Garden City; one brother, Kenneth Onwiler, Lee's Summit; one sister Jean George, Nixa; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

DERIGNE, Russie Mae GALBRAITH
1914-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 14 2005 - Russie Mae Derigne, 91, Windsor, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation. She was born January 14, 1914, in Casper, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Marmaduke Galbraith and Mary Violet (Carver) Galbraith. On September 14, 1938, in Mound City, Kansas, she married John Walter Derigne, who died June 22, 1965. She and her husband John, traveled a great deal with Peabody Coal Company. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Windsor Methodist Church, and was a longtime Windsor resident. Survivors include a niece, Mary Jane Gebhardt, Clinton; three great-nieces, Ada Gebhardt, Belton, Angela Heilman and husband Ken, Boise, Idaho, Kathi Chulick and husband John, Big Sky, Montana, and two great-great-nieces, Katy Ihrig and husband Paul, Wichita, Kansas, Samantha Chulick, Big Sky, Montana, and a great-great-nephew, Drew Heilman, Boise, Idaho, and newest member, eight-month-old Ashley Louise Ihrig. She is also survived by her caregiver Cheryl Chaney. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son John Richard Derigne; a sister Grace M. Hobbs, and a nephew James F. Hobbs. Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 15, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DERROUGH, Granville J.
1824-1901
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 1901 - Died, Granville J. Derrough, April 2, 1901, aged 77. Born in Owen County, Kentucky in 1824; emigrated to Henry County in 1845 and entered land in Bethlehem Township. In his early life, he was a wagon maker and operated a shop in Owenton, Kentucky on a large scale in those long ago days. In 1861, he espoused the cause of the Union and was a brave and fearless officer and many are the boys in blue who still honor the name of Sgt. Derrough. In 1865, he married Mary McCown of this county, who survives. After settling in Clinton, he was deputy sheriff and collector and was also in the mercantile business and assisted in building some of the substantial business houses on the east side of the square. He has passed a very quiet life for the past few years and many now who are his successors in the busy world are comparative strangers to the once conspicuous figure of Mr. Derrough. Funeral at his residence on 4th Street; burial at Bethlehem.

DERRY, Woodrow J. "Woody" Jr.
1939-2014
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 25 2014 - Woodrow "Woody" J. Derry, Jr., 74, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at his home in Urich. Woody was born June 12, 1939, to Woodrow J. Derry, Sr. and Annabelle "Hadley" Derry of Accokeek, MD. After school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for six years, one year in Korea. He married Corinne Jirik on June 4, 1960. Woody worked 10 years for Hallmark Cards and 20 years as a systems supervisor for the USDA, retiring in 1999. Woody was a member of the American Legion, Post 371. His hobby was furniture refinishing and restoration. Survivors include his wife, Corinne of the home; a daughter, Tammy Nation (Mike); a son, Chris Derry (Sheri); seven grandchildren, Andrew, Caitlyn and Christopher Nation, Mason Derry and Hannah, Emilee and Rachael Sage; one great-grandchild, Cain Phegley; five sisters and three brothers. Preceding him in death were his parents. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, March 26, at Consalus Funeral Home, Urich. Interment will be at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Cole Camp.

DERTEANO, Norma Moseley
1920-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2000 - Norma Moseley Derteano, Clinton, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born September 7, 1920, at St. Louis, daughter of Ernest A. and Gertrude Johnston Moseley. She was married to Felipe U. Derteano, who precedes her in death. Also her parents and one sister, Carolyn M. Piper, preceded her. She worked as a secretary for the state of Illinois for many years and moved to Clinton in 1994. Survivors include one niece, Sabra Franklin and husband, Virgil, Clinton, and one nephew, Willard H. Piper, Jr. and wife, Kim, Sullivan. Cremation.

DesCOMBES, Margaret M. STONE
1903-1927
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
YOUNG WIFE DEAD -- The spirit of Mrs. Jesse DesCombes slipped into eternity at 5 a.m., Monday, following an illness of three weeks with uremic poisoning. She took sick at her home near Leeton, and thinking possibly she would improve, they brought her to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Stone, near Shawnee Mound, three days before her death. Nothing was left undone to save the life of this beloved young wife and only child of the bereaved parents. She would have been 24 had she lived until May 30 of this year. She was born near Shawnee Mound and raised in the same neighborhood. She was one of the most popular girls of the whole countryside -- beloved by big, little, old and young -- for hers was an unusually sunny nature. She was the leading spirit of all the parties and festivities of that community, a dutiful daughter and wife. They grieve because she has gone on and they do not understand -- one thing they know -- that is their lives have been fuller and happier because she had been given them for these years. Happy are their memories of her love, her laughter, her song, her courtesy and kindness toward all. It has been a beautiful relationship. She -- the only child, was unspoiled by the love, which was centered on her, but always gracious and giving to those about her. Margaret Stone was married September 5th, 1925, to Jesse DesCombes. A happy home she made. The last few months have been especially filled with promise to her and hers and many loving plans were made for the little stranger who was to arrive in this happy home, but the fine baby boy was born dead and Margaret went to her baby a few minutes later. Now the young husband's and parents' eyes are tear dimmed in their sorrow. but her sufferings are over and she is happy in the Land of Promise, awaiting their coming, where all is joy. She graduated from the Shawnee Mound High School in 1923. The funeral services were conducted at the Shawnee Mound church Tuesday. Her body was brought to Englewood and laid beside her grandfather.

DesCOMBES, Martha
1814-1893
The death of Mrs. Martha DesCombes, wife of C. L. DesCombes, took place at the family residence, one mile west of Leeton, Saturday, March 11th, 1893. Deceased was 79 years of age in August, and leaves a husband who is very sick, and four children.

DesCOMBES, Nora ELLIOTT
1869-1927
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Warrensburg Star-Journal, Warrensburg MO, Apr 1927 - Mrs. John L. Des Combes died at the home on Clark avenue at 5:00 o'clock Friday morning, April 8. Mrs. Des Combes had been ill for several months following an operation from which she never recovered. She was the mother of eleven children, one son dying in infancy. Last fall she enjoyed having visits with all of her family, but at the time of her death only those of the home were present. Nora Elliott was the daughter of Samuel H. and Carrie Y. Elliott. She was born September 24, 1869, at Calhoun, Mo. Later her family moved to Shawnee Mound, where she lived until moving to Warrensburg eighteen years ago. She was married to John L. Des Combes September 5, 1888. Mrs. Des Combes united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church when she was very young, but later became a member of the Methodist church, South. She was an active member of the War Mothers and the Rebekah Lodge, also a Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Patriarchs Militant of the I.O.O.F. Mrs. Des Combes was a true mother to her large family, a Christian woman and a kindly neighbor. she is survived by her husband, five daughters: Mrs. Virginia C. Thompson, of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Doris Willis, of Carpenter, Wyo.; Miss Arlye and the twins, Ruth and Ruby, of the home; and five sons, Lonna L., of this city; Loyd E., Russel D., and Eugene G., of Springfield, Ohio, and Donald R., of Denver, Colo.; also two brothers, George W. Elliott, of Timnath, Colo., and J. H. Elliott, of Springfield, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. O. R. Wolf, also of Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church, South, Sunday afternoon, April 10. Burial in Sunset Hill cemetery. The flower girls, nieces of Mrs. Des Combes; Mrs. Ralph Powers, Mrs. Allyn Swigart, Miss Mary Swigart, Mrs. James Akers, Miss Lucille and Bera Des Combes, Miss Hallie Katherman and Miss Miss Virginia Holt. The children all came for the funeral services except Mrs. Doris Willis, of Carpenter, Wyo.

DesCOMBES, Sallie V. BELL
n/a-n/a
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Undated Clipping - Mrs. Sallie V. DesCombes, 89, Dies at her Home at Leeton - Mrs. Sallie V. DesCombes, 86 years old, of Leeton, died at her home there Wednesday after a brief illness. The funeral will be Friday afternoon in the Leeton Methodist church. Burial will be in the Leeton cemetery. Mrs. DesCombes was the daughter of Mr. and mrs. John Bell. She had spent nearly all of her life at Leeton. Her husband, Thomas L. DesCombes, died about eight years ago. Seven children survive, John L., Henry C., Mrs. Sallie Katherman and Mrs. Ed Holt of Warrensburg; W. T., E. F., and Mrs. Ella Swigert of Leeton.

DeSILVA, Donna
abt 1966-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 1 1999 - Donna DeSilva, 33, Clinton, died Thursday, August 26, 1999, at the Golden Valley Hospital. She was born in California, MO. Memorial services will be held at Share and Care Friday, September 3, under the direction of the Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home.

DESKINS, Charles Woodrow
1915-2004
North Salem Cemetery, North Salem, Linn Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 2004 - Woodrow Deskins, 88, Linneus, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. Funeral service will be Thursday, January 22, at the Linneus First Baptist Church. Burial will be in North Salem Cemetery in North Salem. Charles Woodrow, son of Charles Hudson and Alva (riddle) Deskins, was born September 15, 1915 in North Salem. On June 3, 1939, he married Lorene Wampler. He was a farmer all of his life. He was a member of the Linneus First Baptist Church for over 50 years where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Survivors include his wife, Lorene, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Ann Deskins, Clinton, and Dan and Gina Deskins, Springfield; three grandchildren, Tim Deskins, Clinton, Andrew Deskins of Jacksonville, Florida, and Stephen Deskins of Springfield, and two sisters, Iola Stewart of Brookfield and Margaret Longwell of LeGrange, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Emil Deskins.

DESKINS, Lorene A.
abt 1919-2008
North Salem Cemetery, North Salem, Linn Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 2008 - Lorene A. Deskins, 89, Brookfield, died Friday, January 18, 2008 at Maranatha Village, Springfield. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 22, at Linneus Baptist Church, Linneus. Burial will be in North Salem Cemetery, North Salem. She lived in the Linneus area most of her life. She was married to Charles Woodrow Deskins on June 3, 1939, and he preceded her in death on January 20, 2004. She taught elementary school for 34 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Linneus Baptist Church where she served as organist since 1966. She belonged to several organizations including the Laurel Club, Ann of Ava and the P.E.O. sisterhood. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Glenn Arnold, and her husband, Woodrow. Among survivors include her two sons, Gary Deskins and wife Ann, Clinton, and Dan Deskins and wife Gina, Springfield, and three grandsons, Tim Deskins and wife Lesa of Clinton, Andrew Deskins of Jacksonville, Florida, and Stephen Deskins, Springfield.

DEUPREE, John James
1847-1900
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Gone, Gone Forever, was the sad intelligence whispered throughout the town and country and from a distance came all that was mortal of John J. Deupree - the end. His life is now closed. It is a source of comfort to those left to know that all was done for him that could be done by skilled physicians and his last days and hours were soothed by constant unremitting care and attention from a devoted sister-in-law, children, and willing friends. John J. Deupree was born in Calhoun, March 8, 1847, and died Jan. 4, l900, making him 53. In early boyhood, he emigrated with his parents to the far-away blue-grass of old Kentucky, remaining there until 1875 when he married Miss Lillian Briggs, who died eight years ago. He came to his native county a year after their marriage and was engaged in business in Calhoun almost half his life and had the confidence of the entire community. Three children: Jennie, Ella, James. Jennie was married to Jessie Majors of Windsor 3 years ago. The funeral was at M. E. Church South. Mr. Deupree died of Bright's disease of the Kidneys. (NOTE: According to family bible, John James Deupree was born in Benton Co, MO, and died in Calhoun, Henry Co, MO. - Susan Deupree Jones)

DEUPREE, Lillian
1857-1892
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 22 1892 - Died at Calhoun - The wife of John Deupree, aged about 35 years, died at 7 o'clock this (Monday) morning, Feb. 22, 1892, at her home in Calhoun, attended by her husband and children and many relatives and friends. Her illness had been of several months duration, and for a week or more the worst had been feared. - Clinton MO, Feb 27 1892 - The wife of John Duepree, whose death had been expected at any hour for several days, died Monday in Calhoun. She was a fond mother and loving wife, leaves a husband and three children, two daughters and one son, John Duepree, whose name is a household word in the community as he has been the dry goods salesman for J. D. Edmonson for several years. Funeral at the Methodist church and her remains were followed by a large procession to the Calhoun cemetery where she awaits the resurrection morn. She also leaves an aged mother.

DeVENNY, Bert W.
1909-2003
Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 3 2003 - Bert W. DeVenny, 94, Osceola, a retired agricultural employee for the United States government, died Saturday, November 11, 2003, at the Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services were Monday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Roscoe Cemetery.

DEVINE, Clifford Clarence
1885-1951
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Sep 20 1951 - Funeral services for Clifford Clarence Devine were held Sunday. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Clifford Devine was born April 26, 1886, to Edwin and Sarah Elizabeth Devine, and died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1951, at his home 3 miles east of Brownington where he had farmed many years. He is survived by his wife and one brother, Joe Devine, Los Angeles, California.

DEVINE, Edwin Perry
1843-1925
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 1925 - Edwin Perry Devine died at the Old Soldiers Home in Leavenworth, Kas., Oct. 28, 1925, at the ripe old age of 82 years, 7 months and 9 days. Deceased was born March 19, 1843, in Elmira, New York. Was married to Sarah Knisely, in Henry county, and lived for several years in the vicinity of Mt. Zion in Henry county. Of their union were born seven children, four of whom are dead. The living are: Joe Devine, of Garland; Clifford and Elsie, of Sand Springs, Okla. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Maria Curran, of Brownington, and one brother, John, who lives in the state of California. By occupation, he was a farmer until the weight of years became too heavy. He was a soldier during the Civil War, enlisting in the spring of 1862, in Company I, 124, Inf. Ill. His life may be summed up as a good, patriotic, industrious, honest, peace loving citizen. His body arrived in Brownington on the two o'clock train Friday, Oct. 30 and was taken to the Presbyterian church, where funeral services were conducted in the presence of a number of old time friends and a few relatives by H. E. Carpenter, minister of the Osceola Christian church, after which the body was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery on the hill overlooking the quiet little town of Brownington. Owing to the frailty of the wife and mother she was unable to attend his obsequies.

DEVINE, Sarah Elizabeth KNISELY
1853-1929
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 11 1929 - Sarah E. Knisely was born in Crawford County, Ohio, Sept. 25, 1853. When a young girl, she moved to Missouri near Mt. Zion, Henry County, with her parents. September 25, 1870, she was married to Edwin Devine, who preceded her in death a little over three years. To this union, seven children were born - Ethelda, Elmer, Joseph, Elizena, Alta, Clifford and Elsie. Only three are living - Joseph C. Devine, Garland, Mo.; Clifford Devine, McKenna, Washington; and Mrs. Elsie Elbert, Huntington, W. Va. Since breaking up of the home in 1921, she has made her home with her daughter, Elsie. She had been in frail health for many years, suffering from asthma but in th last year had several attacks of flu, which left her weaker each time. She was only ill about a week previous to her death with intestinal flu and passed away in Huntington, W. Va., Thursday, January 3, 1929. Her body was brought to Clinton Saturday. Funeral servces were held at the Christian Church at Brownington, Sunday. Internment in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington, beside her loved ones.

DIAL, Annabelle "Ann" JOHNSON
1929-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Ann Dial passed away on February 6, 2016 in Palm Harbor, Florida. She was born Annabelle Johnson in Windsor, Missouri on November 9, 1929; the daughter of the late Ernest and Dimple (McKenzie) Johnson. Her formative years were spent growing up in Windsor. Ann is survived by her son, Robert Stephen Dial of Wilmington NC and daughter, Ruth Ann Dial of Palm Harbor FL. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Chris Dial and wife Kate Burke of Brooklyn NY, Brian Dial and wife Ashleigh of Kansas City MO, Matt Cruder and wife Amaryllis of New Port Richey FL, Kate Dial of Brooklyn NY, and Christina Cruder of Palm Harbor FL. There is one great granddaughter, Sylvie Burke Dial of Brooklyn, NY. There are two remaining sisters; Dorothy Alexander (husband Dwight) of Clinton MO and Doris Hale of Baton Rouge LA. Extended family includes Annette Taylor and Judy Dial. Those preceding her in death include three brothers and four sisters: Eugene Johnson, Roy Dean Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Fern Kelly, Elizabeth Thomas, Betty Easter, and Mary Helen Lovan. Family and friends knew her as Mom, Grandma, and Ann. Upon marrying in 1950, two children were to follow. In 1965, she and her then husband (Robert Dial) moved from Missouri to Ohio. The majority of her family life was in Akron. Later in life, after the children were grown and she was on her own, she moved to Florida to spend her remaining years. Ann's latter years found her in declining health, but family and music always brought a smile to her face. She especially loved the Lawrence Welk Show. She knew every episode and could discuss them with great detail with anyone who also loved the show. Memorial services will be Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will follow at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DIAMOND, James Henry
1930-2010
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
James Henry Diamond age 79, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away at his home Thursday, August 19, 2010. Funeral Mass will be Monday, August 23, 2010 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Henry was born in Vero Beach, Florida, the son of Charles P. and Sara (Johnson) Diamond. He was a chemist for the 3-M Corporation in St. Paul, Minnesota and Austin, Texas. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Henry County Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Velma of the home; two sons, David Diamond and wife, Cathy of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Patrick Diamond and wife, Beth of St. Paul, Minnesota; one daughter, Peggy Palumbo and husband, John of Roseville, Minnesota; two-step sons, Bill McCann and wife, Gwenn and Michael McCann and wife, Vanessa, all of Austin, Texas; one step daughter, Patricia McCann and partner, Renee McNerhany of Minneapolis, Minnesota as well as seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and four step grandchildren.

DIBBEN, James Norman
1929-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 24 2003 - James Norman Dibben, 74, Independence, retired from KCP&L and MoDOT, died Thursday, November 20, at Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services were Monday, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery, Quincy.

DICE, George Jeremy
abt 1979-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 29 2005 - George Jeremy Dice, 26, died Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at this home in Mechanicsville, Virginia, following a lengthy illness. Jeremy graduated from the Governor's School of the Arts in Virginia Beach and also attended VCU in Richmond. He was an artist and photographer. Survivors include his father, George Dice and wife Darlene, Clinton; his mother Mona Dice, and sister Jenny Dice, both of Richmond; his brothers, Stephan Rowland of Clinton and P. Kelly Rowland II of Wilmington, North Carolina, and their families, plus many friends and other family members. A wake will be held Saturday, January 7, 2006.

DICE, Roseline Blanche KING
1916-2003
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 4 2003 - Roseline Blanche (King) Dice was born September 13, 1916, in St. Louis, to James David and Blanche Orth King. She died July 30, 2003, at Mar-Saline Manor in Marshall. On November 19, 1943, she married Thomas Dice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Dice in 1969; a daughter, Cynthia Dice in 1965; a son, J. D. Dice in 1943; her parents, and sisters, Jessie Viola Heard in 1933 and Helen Jacobs in 1994. She is survived by her children, Robert H. Dice, Texas, Norma Jean Hohiemer of Gallatin, Paul Dice of Memphis, Tennessee, Roland Dice of Osceola, Willie M. Cavanaugh of Slater, Fred Dice of Clinton, George Dice of Clinton and Darlyn Dice of Memphis, Tennessee; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Saturday, August 2, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

DICK, Charles A.
1914-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 26 2004 - Charles A. Dick, 89, rural Warsaw, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at Lincoln Community Nursing Home. He was born July 22, 1914, in Benton County, near Lincoln, the son of Carl Dick and Anna Marie (Bruns) Dick. On June 10, 1992, he married Juanita Faith Poe, who survives of Warsaw. He never got past the eighth grade but he made certain that select graduates of Lincoln High School each year got a substantial scholarship to attend the college of their choice through the Charles Dick Education Foundation, which has been in place at the Citizens Farmers Bank in Cole Camp since the fall of 1995. He managed to work the 160-acre family farm. He added 288 acres to the family's original acreage over the years. He was a prize handler of foxhounds. For many years he, wife Juanita and stepdaughter Janey would go to field trials where he was a judge for many years. Survivors include a sister-in-law Evelyn Dick, Windsor; a nephew, John Dick, Windsor; a step-niece, Connie J. Denney, Independence; a great-nephew, John Michael Dick, Windsor; one great-niece, Jennifer Prevete, Windsor, and one step-great-niece, Alaina Denney, Independence; seven great-great-nieces and nephews, all of Windsor. He was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Dick, and a sister, Polly Anna Sartin. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 28, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DICK, Evelyn Arline SCOTT
1923-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Evelyn (Scott) Dick, 91, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday afternoon, November 19, 2014, at her home in Windsor. She was born on October 15, 1923, in Iconium, Mo., the daughter of John Charles Scott and Susie Lula (Wright) Scott. On May 28, 1951, in Butler, Mo., she married Maurice Thornton "Mike" Dick and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2001. Mrs. Dick graduated from Appleton City High School. She had worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory and Nature-Faker Manufacturing in Windsor. She loved gardening and she enjoyed painting and had taken painting lessons from Keith Adams for several years. Survivors include a son, John C. Dick, Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Connie J. Denney, Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Prevete, John Michael Dick, Alaina Denny; seven great-grandchildren, Jaelyn, Jenna, Jaeci, Colton, Jarrett, Brenden and Johnna; one great-great-grandchild, Blake; one brother, John Stanley Scott, Windsor, Mo.; two sisters, Donna Leverich, Windsor, Mo.; Jean Williams, Calhoun, Mo. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Chari Denney; a sister, Iris Sturgeon, a brother, Jack Scott and an infant brother, Donald Ray Scott. Graveside funeral services will be Monday, November 24, 2014, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery

DICK, Juanita F. POE DOFFIN
1917-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 29 2005 - Juanita F. Dick, 88, Warsaw, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia. She was born April 30, 1917, in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of James Allen Poe and Melissa Melvina (Staley) Poe. On September 14, 1949, in West Point, Nebraska, she married Theodore R. Doffin, who died April 23, 1981. After his death, she moved to Missouri to be closer to her family. She married Charles Dick on June 10, 1992, in Warsaw. He died March 24, 2004. Survivors include two daughters, Jane Janzen and her husband Walter, Warsaw, and Maryjo Vitamvas and her husband Allen, Bancroft, Nebraska; two foster sons, Lonnie dickey, Hubbard, Nebraska, and Lawrence Dickey, Blair, Nebraska; three grandchildren, Wayne Janzen and his wife Kate, Phoenix, Arizona, Julie Janzen, Overland Park, Kansas, and Tiffany Vitamvas, West Point, Nebraska; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Jake Janzen; a sister, Rosella Jenkins, Oak Grove, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by five sister, Osa, Lillie, Ethel, Betty and Agnes. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 29, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg.

DICK, Mike
1921-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 30 2001 - Mike Dick, 80, Rural Windsor, died late Friday night, July 27, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born March 5, 1921, near Lincoln, the son of Carl Dick and Anna Marie "Mary" (Bruns) Dick. On May 28, 1951, in Butler, he married Evelyn Arline Scott, who survives of the home. He graduated from Lincoln High School and worked for the Windsor Coal Company and the Peabody Coal Company for over 45 years. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He worked in the logging industry in northern California. He owned and operated his own bulldozer service and mechanic shop. He was a member of the Untied Mine Workers Local #1225 in District 14 and the Windsor First Christian Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John C. Dick, Windsor; a daughter, Connie J. Denney, Independence; three grandchildren, Jennifer Prevete, Windsor, John Michael Dick, Lee's Summit, and Alaina Denney, Independence; five great-grandchildren, Colton Dick, Jarrett Dick, Brendan Dick, Jaelyn Prevete, Jenna Prevete; a brother, Charles Dick, Lincoln. He was preceded in death by a sister, Polly A. Sartin and a granddaughter, Chari Denney. Graveside services were Monday, July 30, 11 a.m., at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DICKENSON, Alvin Bishop
1918-2008
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 10 2008 - Alvin Bishop Dickenson, 89, of Blairstown, Missouri passed away Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the Holden Manor Care Center. Ab was born August 18, 1918 in Cross Timbers, the son of Charles A. Dickenson and Grace Bartshe Dickenson. He married Eva M. Owsley on October 21, 1939 in Hermitage, MO. In 1940, the couple moved to the Blairstown community where he engaged in farming with his father-in-law. Ab went to work for Westinghouse in Kansas City in 1951. He was employed in the jet engine division until the plant closed in 1961. Later, he worked on many of the missile silos in Missouri. More recently, he went to work for Rockledge, later known as Comfort Equipment and at Royal Industries in Holden. Following retirement, Ab worked as a ring man at the Anstine Auction Company in Kingsville. He accepted Christ in 1984 and became a member of Rosehill Baptist Church where his membership remained. Survivors include two daughters, Edra Tummons and her husband Sam; and Wanda Preston and her husband Ralph, all of Blairstown; a sister, Maxine Palmer and her husband Hoyt of Independence; 3 brothers, Bob Dickenson and his wife Oma; and Roy Dickenson and his wife Shirley; all of Hermitage and Jim Dickenson and his wife Karen of Blairstown; 6 grandchildren, Ernest Ward, Ty Tummons, Shannon Crooks, Chad Tummons, Jim Powell, and Donna Smith; 15 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews; and Ab's special friend and helpmate, Opal Trundle of Urich. Ab was preceded in death by his wife, Eva in 1989; a daughter, Lois Annette Dickenson; 2 sisters, Bertie Day and Laurie Dickenson and 6 brothers, Harold, Earl, Merle, John, Bill and Clark. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 10, 2008 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Interment will follow in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, MO.

DICKENSON, Eva Magdalene OWSLEY
1924-1989
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Eva Magdalene Owsley Dickenson, 65, died Friday November 10, 1989 at Harrisonville, Mo. She was born at Cross Timbers, Mo. April 10, 1924, the second child of James E. and Sylvia Lou Bybee Owsley. She was married to Alvin Dickenson on October 21, 1939 at Hermitage, Mo. They moved with her parents to Blairstown, Mo. in 1940. She spent the remaining years of her life in the Blairstown community except for the last year spent in the private home of Theresa and Dewey Henry and family during the week, coming home for the weekends. Survivors include her husband, Alvin of the home; two daughters, Edra Tummons and her husband, Sam Tummons of Blairstown, Mo.; also Wanda Bishop and her husband, Phillip of Garden City, Mo.; two grandsons, Ernie Ward and Chad Tummons of Blairstown; four step-grandchildren; four sisters, Oma Dickenson of Hermitage, Mo., Joyce Bradifield of Blairstown, Pearl O. Owsley and Betty Owsley of Kansas City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her father, James Owsley in 1946; a daughter, Lois in 1957; sister Eula, in 1967, and her mother Sylvia Owsley in 1986. Funeral services were held at Rose Hill Baptist Church in LaTour, Mo. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton Mo.

DICKERSON, Lawrence Woodson "Moon"
1933-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 20 2006 - Lawrence Woodson "Moon" Dickerson, 73, Creighton, was born June 10, 1933 in Butler, the son of Frank Joshua and Edna Lee (Evans) Dickerson, and died Sunday, June 18, 2006 at Camden Health Center, Harrisonville. On April 5, 1952, he married Margaret Joyce Gwinn in Butler. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local 101, Kansas City, until his retirement in November 1994. He attended the First Baptist Church, Creighton. He had lived in Garden City before moving to Creighton in 2001. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Margaret Dickerson of the home; two sons, Lawrence "Bruce" Dickerson and wife Pamela Sue, Garden City, and Phillip A. Dickerson, Creighton; two daughters, Marcia K. Chamberlain, Olathe, Kansas, and Susan E. Wilson and husband Ernest Sr., Creighton; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Cox, Harrisonville, and Barbara Hill, Garden City; other relatives and friends. A celebration of life will be Sunday, June 25, at the First Baptist Church, Creighton.

DICKEY, Alfred E.
1866-1911
Clinton MO - Our neighboring city of Deepwater is plunged in sorrow by an awful accident Friday which robbed it of a leading citizen. Alfred E. Dickey, superintendent of the Dickey Sewer Pipe plant, fell under the wheels of a dummy engine belonging to the plant and was instantly killed. The engine, a new one, was making its first trip and the engineer, a faithful and reliable man, was completely overcome and so prostrated by the accident that physicians had to be summoned to care for him. Mr. Dickey was about 45 and had been manager of the Deepwater plant for about 20 years.

DICKEY, Charles Edward
1922-2007
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 8 2007 - Charles Edward "Ed" Dickey, son of Ernest and Ann (Schmidt) Dickey Sr., was born July 11, 1922, in Kansas City and died at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, on April 7, 2007, at the age of 84 years. Ed was married to Dorothy Marie (Heath) Dickey, who preceded him in death on July 14, 2000. He was a member of the United States Armed Forces serving in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked as an electrician at Kansas City Power and Light until his retirement. He was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Clinton Sunrise Optimist Club, American Legion Post 14 and VFW Post 1894, all of Clinton. Ed was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy; his parents Ernest and Ann Dickey; his twin brother Ernest, and one sister Elizabeth. He is survived by one son Dave Dickey of Kirkwood; two daughters, Diane Lynn Lehney of Lee's Summit and Karen Sue Lozaw of Lebanon; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Daniel and Louise Heath; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Thursday, April 12. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DICKEY, Dorothy Marie HEATH
1925-2000
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 27 2000 - Dorothy Marie Dickey, daughter of Roy Frank and Anna (Weiss) Heath, was born July 10, 1925, in Kansas City, and died July 14, 2000, at Belton Research Hospital, Belton, at the age of 75 years. She leaves her husband of 54 years, Charles Edward Dickey; son, David Dickey and wife, Chris, St. Louis; two daughters, Karen Lozaw and husband, Gene, Lebanon, and Diane Leheney and husband, John, Lee's Summit; four grandchildren, Shelly Lozaw Keefe and husband, Sean, Tracy Lozaw, Mat Lozaw and Michelle Leheney; two great-grandchildren, Bryan and Aaron Keefe. Also surviving are two brothers, James Heath and Dan Heath and wife and many other family members. Dorothy was a most beloved wife, mother and friend. She loved to play golf and was busy with bridge club, birthday club and socialized often with her many friends. She was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and served as communion minister. She loved to travel to visit her children and other family members. She and Ed spent many winters in Florida with her brother, Jim and wife, Betty. "Dottie" always had a smile and cheerful hello for everyone and thought of others before herself. She was a generous and fun-loving lady and will be greatly missed by all who loved her so much. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Monday, July 17. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DICKEY, Fred Efton
1921-2000
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Thurs, Jan 27 2000 - Fred Efton Dickey, Creighton, was born November 4, 1921, near Leesville, the son of Edgar Luther and Blanche E. (Smith) Dickey. He departed this life Friday, January 21, 2000, at his home near Creighton at the age of 78 years, two months and 17 days. On December 23, 1938 Fred was united in marriage to Pearl Ann Hart in Clinton. To this union six children were born. Fred was self-employed as a carpenter and contractor until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of the Creighton Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II, being drafted in 1945 and serving in Korea and the Philippines. Fred was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Freddie Dale Dickey, U.S. Navy on March 10, 1964; a granddaughter, Sarah Anne Wright on April 14 1973; his twin sister, fern Hays; three brothers, Herbert, Lloyd and Delmar; an infant brother, Elmer; two sisters, Pearl Henry and Pansy Gleason. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pearl Ann Dickey of the home; four sons, Jerry L. Dickey and his wife, Marty, Archie, Delmar Gene Dickey and his wife, Jackie, Largo, Florida, Jim Dickey and his wife, Lori, Wise, Florida, Richard Dickey and his wife, Beverly, Clinton; a daughter, Patricia Ann Wright and her husband, Don, Raymore; 10 grandchildren, Tim Dickey, Donald Dickey, Dennis Dickey, Dale Dickey, Chris Wright, Cheryl DeAngelo, Scott Dickey, Susie Szumigala, Erica Dickey and Leslie Dickey; 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; other relatives and many friends. He will be sadly missed by many friends, neighbors and his loving family. Funeral services were Monday, January 24, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery, near Creighton.

DICKEY, Lizzie Leona ODLE
1910-1931
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Lizzie Leona Odle was born July 23, 1910, near Coal, Mo., and departed this life July 14, 1931 at the hospital in Butler, where she had undergone an operation for appendicitis; all of her near relatives being present at her bedside. She was converted and united with the Presbyterian Church at Coal at the age of 14 years. She was united in marriage January 14, 1930 to Loyd Edgar Dickey and they made their home near Montrose, Mo. To this union one child was born, May 31, 1931, a babe of 6 weeks at the time of her death. She was a devout Christian, an outstanding one in character and disposition, among those of near her age, and although never strong in body, was noted for her patience and cheerfulness among all who knew her. Her home life was of short duration, but long enough for her to endear herself to her husband, new relatives and friends beyond the average, and all because of her sweet Christian character. In spite of her youth she could say with St. Paul, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." She has gone to be with her Heavenly Father, and although our loss is His gain, we shall miss her greatly. Her life in its godliness was an example we all may follow until we too go the way of all the earth and await His coming in that glorious day when we shall again be reunited for eternity. She leaves to mourn her departure: her husband, Loyd Edgar Dickey, her son, Loyd Vernon, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Odle of Coal,; five sisters, Mrs. Lewis Johnson, of Montrose, Mrs. Carl McMillian, of Deepwater, Mrs. Aaron Johnson and Mrs. Walter Johnson of near Montrose, Mrs. Chester Mueller of Walnut, Ia, and one brother, George W. Odle, also of Walnut, Iowa, besides her many relatives and friends. The funeral was conducted at the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton Wednesday afternoon, July 15th. The burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

DICKEY, Pearl Ann HART
1920-2006
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2006 - Mrs. Pearl Ann Dickey, Creighton, was born November 30, 1920, in Clinton, the daughter of George A. and Nellie Sarah (Walker) Hart. She departed this life Sunday, June 11, 2006, at the Camden Health Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 85 years, six months and 11 days. On December 23, 1938, Pearl was united in marriage to Fred Efton Dickey in Clinton. Pearl was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Creighton. She loved gardening, cooking, her family and taking care of people. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Fred Dickey, on January 21, 2000; a son Freddie Dale Dickey, United States Navy on March 10, 1964; a granddaughter Sarah Anne Wright on April 4, 1973; two brothers, Chester and Gordon; two sisters, Bonnie and Beulah. She is survived by four sons, Jerry L. Dickey, Archie, Delmar Gene Dickey and wife Jacque, Largo, Florida, Jim Dickey and wife Lori, Crystal Springs, Florida. Richard E. Dickey and wife Beverly, Clinton; a daughter Patricia Ann Wright and husband Don, Raymore; 10 grandchildren, Tim Dickey, Donald Dickey, Dennis Dickey, dale Dickey, Chris Wright, Cheryl DeAngelo, Scott Dickey, Susie Szumigala, Erica Dickey and Leslie Dickey; several great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister Irene Beasley, Odessa, Texas; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 13, at the Creighton First Baptist Church. Interment was in Grant Cemetery, near Creighton.

DICKEY, Wilbur Merle
1923-2014
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 14 2014 - Wilbur M. Dickey, 90, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton. Wilbur was born October 20, 1923, in Oskaloosa, Kansas, the son of Wilbur and Pearl (Carpenter) Dickey. He was an Army Air Force Veteran serving our country in WWII. Wilbur worked as a mason and carpenter in heavy construction. He loved to fish. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Junior, Finnis and Vernon Dickey. Survivors include his wife, LaVerna of the home; son, John Paxton of Blue Springs; daughter, Peggy (Don) Cline of Independence; grandson, Mark Paxton of Blue Springs, and great-grandchildren, Heather Paxton of Lee's Summit and Ryan Paxton of St. Louis, as well as a sister, Velma Armstrong of Springfield. A memorial service was held Monday, January 13, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Inurnment will be at a later date in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DICKEY, Wilbur Merle
1923-2014
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 8 2014 - Wilbur M. Dickey, 90, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton. A memorial service will be held Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Wilbur was born October 20, 1923 in Oskaloosa, Kansas the son of Wilbur and Pearl (Carpenter) Dickey. He was an Army Air Force veteran serving our country in WWII. Wilbur worked as a mason and carpenter in heavy construction. He loved to fish. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; Junior, Finnis and Vernon Dickey. Survivors include his wife, LaVerna, of the home, son, John Paxton of Blue Springs, daughter, Peggy (Don) Cline of Independence, grandson, Mark Paxton of Blue Springs, and great-grandchildren, Heather Paxton of Lee's Summit and Ryan Paxton of St. Louis, as well as a sister, Velma Armstrong of Springfield.

DICKGRAFE, Clarence W.
n/a-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 1 2001 - Funeral services for Clarence W. Dickgrafe, who died Thursday, April 24, 2001, were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Houser-Millard Jefferson City Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

DICKGRAFE, David B.
1962-2004
Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 21 2004 - David B. Dickgrafe, 42, Jefferson City, died Thursday, June 17, 2004. He was born March 8, 1962, in Clinton, the son of Clarence W. and Dorothy v. Ferguson Dickgrafe, both deceased. He graduated from Clinton High School and attended Drury College and Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield. He was employed with Wal-Mart for several years and later in the distribution department of the Jefferson City News-Tribune. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include two brothers, Ronald W. Dickgrafe of Nevada and Daniel W. Dickgrafe and his wife Sharon, Wichita, Kansas; two nephews, Andy Dickgrafe and Zach Dickgrafe. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 22, at the Freeman Chapel. Private entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Riverview Cemetery.

DICKGRAFE, Dorothy V. FERGUSON
1921-2001
Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 6 2001 - Dorothy V. Dickgrafe, 79, Jefferson City, died Friday, August 3, 2001, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born August 4, 1921, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ferguson. She was married in Jefferson City on February 14, 1942, to Clarence Dickgrafe, who preceded her in death on April 24 2001. She was a graduate of Jefferson City High School. She belonged to the First Christian Church and the First Christian Church Ruth Circle. She was a homemaker. She is survived by three sons, Daniel Dickgrafe of Wichita, Kansas, David Dickgrafe of Jefferson City and Ronald Dickgrafe of Nevada; one brother, Bill Ferguson, Arizona; two sisters, Amy Callison of Jefferson City and Marge Blosser of Jefferson City and two grandsons, Zachary Dickgrafe and Andrew Dickgrafe of Wichita. Services were Monday, August 6, at Houser-Millard Funeral Home, Jefferson City Chapel, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Private entombment was held at the Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum.

DICKINSON, Juliet Alice
1890-1890
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 24 1893 - Saturday morning, June 17, Juliet, little daughter of C. C. Dickinson and wife, was called form this world to that better one, where all its inhabitants are as innocent and guileless as she. The little girl had been very delicate all her life and the cause of her death was a breakup of the nervous system. Tho always sweet and lovable, she was very timid in the presence of strangers. She was born May 5, 1890 in this city. While parents and friends can but grieve for their little treasure, they know that tender bud which was too frail for this life will bloom in beauty in God's garden.

DICKINSON, Robert Curtis
1948-2006
ElDorado Springs Cemetery, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 9 2006 - Robert Curtis Dickinson, 58, born August 14, 1948, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, died Thursday, October 5, 2006, at his home in Clinton. He attended Ruskin High School in Kansas City and served as a United States Marine during the Vietnam War. He spent the majority of his career in the construction field. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth F. and Jimmie L. Dickinson; grandparents and niece, Ginnie Stutesman. Survivors include his wife Myra (Parks) Dickinson, whom he married May 8, 1971; two daughters, Tammy Hughes and husband Jeff, Springfield, and Erica Gilbert and husband Gabe, Harrisonville; six grandchildren, Brea and Kylie Hughes, Jadyn Brina, Dalton and Koby Gilbert; one sister Betty Stutesman and husband Dean, Nevada; brother-in-law Leonard Parks; sisters-in-law, Jeannie and Jody Parks and nephew Robert Stutesman, along with numerous other nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Sunday, October 8, at ElDorado Springs City Cemetery.

DICKINSON, Sallie
1887-1890
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1 1890 - Sallie, little three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Dickenson, was called to that home of eternal rest Thursday, February 20, her disease being pneumonia. The little form was laid by loving hands in Englewood.

DICKINSON, Steven Ray
1943-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 10 2005 - Steven Ray Dickinson, 62, Peculiar, died Sunday, August 7, 2005, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas. A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 11, at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Cremation. Mr. Dickinson was born February 18, 1943 in Clinton, the son of Fred and Louise (Strobel) Dickinson. He married Connie Elaine Hunt October 17, 1964 in Warsaw. He had lived in Calhoun and Independence before moving to Peculiar in 1969. He owned and operated Dickinson Associates in Peculiar, retiring in 2003. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Peculiar, and Grandriver Masonic Lodge #276, Freeman. He had a pilot's license and had previously owned his own plane. He enjoyed fishing and collecting coins and he loved spoiling his grandchildren. Mr. Dickinson is survived by his wife Connie, of the home; two daughters, Stephanie Thurlo and her husband Troy, Lee's Summit, and Kieston Lemler and her husband Troy, Adrian; one brother Bob Dickinson, Webster, Texas; three sisters, Klyda Edwards, ElDorado Springs, Trish Wallace and her husband Jim, Fulton, and Stacey Kampe and her husband Vernon, Wichita, Kansas; mother-in-law Bonnie Young, Springfield; sister-in-law Sue Wham, Eufaula, Oklahoma, and five grandchildren, Kennedi, Maci, Emme, Gage and Taegan.

DICKSON, Joyce Marie HONN WEST
1948-2004
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 14 2004 - Joyce Marie Honn Dickson, 55, died on March 31, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital. Joyce was born on November 9, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Henry and Lillian DiBernnardi Honn. Joyce was married to Russell West on May 23, 1969. To this union was born a daughter, Anita Dawn and a son, Ernest Russell. She was married to David Eugene Dickson on February 19, 1993. To this union a daughter, Emily Ann was born. Joyce was raised in the Garland area and graduated from Garland Grade School in 1962. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1966. She worked as a nurse's aide most of her life. She worked for Share and Care at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband David, of the home; her daughter Anita, Lincoln, Nebraska; her son Ernie, Clinton, and her daughter Emily of the home; a stepdaughter Trina Dickson, Arkansas City, Kansas, also survives her. Ten grandchildren, John and Steven James, Savannah Robinson, Joey Bryan, Jordan Burton, Alyson West, Ethan West, River Hudson, Mika Hudson and Payne Dickson survive her. She is also survived by her parents Henry and Lillian Honn, Clinton; three sisters, Janet Danforth, Clinton, Joan Dennison, Independence, and Jean Harris, Clinton. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, April 2. Burial was at Parks Chapel Cemetery.

DIEHL, Henry C.
1856-1905
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 20 1905 - H. C. Diehl, a well-known carpenter of this city, while at his work, suddenly dropped dead from apoplexy, about 9:30 Thursday morning, May 18, 1905. He had left home that morning feeling well but while busy with the finishing work in Paul Tyler's new house on East Clinton street, the angel of death touched him and his spirit flew to its maker. Born in Woodsfield, Ohio, June 9, 1856 and moved from Ohio to Sedalia in 1883, then to Little Rock, Ark. in 1888 and came to Clinton in 1891 and has won many friends. On Dec. 30 1880, he married Miss Barbara Christman and they had three boys - Vernon, who was laid to rest just 6 weeks previous the day of his father's death; Harry, a student at the University; and Fred who is at home. A member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church since 18 and he was always found at his post of duty when he was able to be there. Funeral at the residence on North 7th Street and burial in Englewood.

DIEHL, John Henry
1806-1889
The Monroe Gazette, Woodsfield, Ohio Friday, Apr 12 1889 - On last Friday, April 5th, another of Center Township's oldest and most highly esteemed citizens - Mr. Henry Diehl - was called to that "undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns". Mr. Diehl was born at Middleseman, Germany, April 6th, 1806, and lacked but one day of being 83 years old. In 1837 he came to America and settled at Pittsburg, Pa. In 1856 after residing in Pittsburg 19 years, he removed to Barber Ridge, Monroe County, where he resided 18 years. Mr. Diehl was married twice. His first wife's name was Elizabeth Walter, and his second wife's name was Stoffle. They are both dead. After the death of his last wife, some fourteen or fifteen years ago, he broke up house keeping on Barber Ridge and resided with his son William until his death. For 33 years he had been a faithful member of the Lutheran Church. His remains were taken to the Barber Ridge cemetery for internment last Sunday, followed by many loving friends and acquaintances.

DIEHL, John William
1832-1901
Clinton Missouri, Jan 4 1902 - H. C. Diehl of Clinton received the sad news of the death of his father, John William Diehl, at his home in Woodsfield, Ohio on December 22, 1901. An aged and respected citizen. He was born in Germany in the village of Rodheii, circuit of Wioda, on the 25th of November, 1832. His father's name was John and was for a number of years mayor of the village of Mittelfromm. His mother's name was Anna Elizabeth, nee Walter. They conducted quite an extensive bakery business. Mr. Diehl came to this country when he was about six, settling at Birmingham, now a part of Pittsburgh. After eight years, they moved to Lewisville, Monroe County, Ohio where he took charge of a farm. He was married here to Miss Catharine Neuhart, on the 22nd of July, 1855, and she now mourns his loss. There are eight children living: Henry, at Clinton; Fred, at Grand Junction, Colo.; George, in Memphis, Tenn.; the other two, William and Forrest, living in and near Woodsfield. The three daughters reside in Woodsfield, Mrs. Andrew Christman, Mrs. Jacob Bertram and Miss Louise Diehl. Cause of Mr. Diehl's death was a stroke of paralysis. He had been a sufferer of exzema and heart failure for the last year. During his prolonged sickness, he was very patient and south consolation in the truths he had heard proclaimed as a member of the Presbyterian church. He leaves one brother, living near Lewis Station.

DIEHL, Joseph L.
1926-1991
Saint Andrews Cemetery, Tipton, Moniteau Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joseph L. Diehl, age 64, passed away Friday evening, November 1, 1991 at the Warsaw Family Clinic in Warsaw, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born December 28, 1926, son of Paul Louis and Ida Koetting Diehl. At the age of 10, he moved with his family to Silex, Mo. There he attended public schools, graduated from Silex High School with the class of 1945. On June 30, 1956, he was united in marriage to Georgiann Barnes. For the next 7 years they moved to various cities following construction jobs. Joe worked as a boilermaker, working with the Boilermakers Local #60 in Morton, Illinois. After 34 years he retired in 1986. In 1988 he and his wife moved to their lake home in the Honey Bear Development near Warsaw. Joe was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Warsaw. He was a 3rd Degree Member of the Jay Harris Council #8620 and the 4th Degree Member of the Twin Lakes Assembly of the Knights of Columbus. He was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeries #4286 of Lincoln and Aeries #3667 of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Georgiann of the home; two sons, Jerry Lee Diehl, Farmer City, Illinois and James David Diehl, Pekin, Illinois; two daughters, Joann Denise Powell, also of Pekin, and Janis Marie Grant, Lincoln; six grandsons, two brothers, John Diehl, St. Charles, MO. and George Diehl, Tipton, Mo.; three sisters, Clara Orschein, Tipton, Margaret Bunker, Gustine, Ca., and Mary Klein, Silex, Mo.; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at St. Ann's Catholic Church on Monday, November 4, 1991. Burial was in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Tipton.

DIEHL, Lillie G. SHOWALTER
1869-1936
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Frank P. Diehl died at her home, south of Lewis Station, Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., after a two months' illness with heart trouble. Lillie G. Showalter, daughter of Jacob and Sarah Beaty Showalter, was born one mile east of Lewis Station February 24, 1869, and spent all her life near this community, attending East rural school and Calhoun high school. February 15, 1896, she was united in marriage to Frank Phillip Diehl of Lewis Station. To this union were given five children, one having died in infancy. She is survived by her husband and the following children; Mrs. Opal E. Brockway of the home; Mrs. Lewis Newman, near Lewis Station; Mrs. John Hobson, Clinton; Virgil G. Diehl, Sheridan, Wyoming. Others left to mourn her passing are her grandchildren: Wayne Brockway, Calhoun; Junior and Bobby Newman, Lewis Station; Carroll and Betty June Hobson, Clinton; Dorothy and Richard Diehl, Sheridan, Wyoming, also her sister, Mrs. C. L. Wiley, of Calhoun. All the children were here during her last illness except Virgil Diehl, who was unable to leave his work to make the long trip. A faithful wife, devoted mother, ever thoughtful of and sympathetic for those about her, giving her unceasing efforts for her family and neighbors, ever lending a helping hand to those less fortunate than herself. She was beloved by all who knew her for her cheerfulness, generosity and kindness of heart, and hers is a great loss to the community and her many friends. When about 16, she gave her life to the keeping of Christ and united with the Bronaugh Methodist church, and held her membership there until her marriage when she transferred it to Drakes Chapel, which was nearer her home. She put the teaching of the Master into everyday living. She was ever concerned about the spiritual welfare of her children, husband and friends. She came from one of Henry County's best families, the lovely large home where she died is on a hill with a wonderful view of the surrounding country. This house is on a part of the large acreage she inherited from her parents. She was first a homemaker but loved the out-of-doors and living things especially enjoyed her poultry and sheep. Their care became a part of her life and she excelled in this as in every other undertaking. Funeral services were conducted Monday, at the Calhoun Methodist church. Burial was in Calhoun cemetery, Winkinson funeral service in charge.

DIEHL, Marion Josephine "Jo" DROWN
1922-2002
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2002 - Marion Josephine Diehl was born July 14, 1922, in Manhattan, Kansas, daughter of Roy Elmer and Gertrude Cecila Coffman Drown. She died January 22, 2002, at her home. She attended Kansas State College. She was active in the local school system and the Seven Dolars Catholic Church, all in Manhattan, Kansas. She married Junior Charles Diehl, July 19, 1941, at Seven Dolars Catholic Church, in Manhattan, Kansas. Three children were born to this union, Karen, Thomas and David. On June 1, 1952, Jo and Charlie, along with Karen and Tom, moved to Clinton, where they purchased a tire store known as Diehl Tire Company. They worked together in this business until they retired January 1, 1985. After their retirement they traveled in their motor home to enjoy a home away from home. Their dream of retirement was cut short with the untimely illness and death of her friend and beloved husband, Charlie, on February 3, 1990. Jo was active in Boy Scouts as a den mother, the local school system, past president of the cosmos Study Club, past cochairman and chairman of the Ladies Golf Association. Painting and crocheting were her hobbies. She is survived by two sons, Thomas L. Diehl and wife, Martha, Warrensburg, David M. Diehl and wife, Rhonda, Clinton; one daughter, Karen Ann Willig, Augusta, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Melissa A. Athon and husband, Joseph C., Christopher T. Diehl, David Bruce Willig, Kimberly A. Hylton and husband, David, Cassandra L. Diehl, Jennifer M. Diehl, Kayla A. Kiehl; one great-grandson, Zachary C. Hylton; one brother, Roy E. Drown, Jr., Sun Lakes, Arizona; one sister, Sandra J. Carlson, Manhattan, Kansas; plus several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held January 26 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

DIEHL, Pluma J. KINYON
1871-1897
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 15 1897 - J. C. Diehl at Lewis Station Tuesday received a telegram from his son, F. L., at Telluride, Colorado, announcing the death of his wife. Remains were shipped to this county, with the infant that died yesterday morning, for burial at Shawnee Mound. Funeral will be at the Quarles church, possibly about Monday. Deceased was a daughter of Dan Kinyon and went with her husband to Colorado a few months ago. - Telluride, Colorado Daily Journal, May 13 1897 - At 5:30 last evening, Mrs. Leonard Diehl, aged 25, died at her home in this city of peritonitis, after an illness of 10 days. On May 3, a babe was born to Mrs. Diehl and for the first few days, both mother and child appeared to be doing nicely. But on last Saturday, a change took place. She was seized with a violent chill and other dangerous symptoms manifested themselves. Dr. Hall, the attending physician, became really alarmed and Dr. Landon of Rico was summoned into consultation. All that medical skill could suggest was tried, but to no avail. Mrs. Diehl was the daughter of D. C. Kinyon of Clinton and married at the home of her father July 29, 1896. While arrangements were being made for shipment of her remains to Henry county, Missouri, it was learned that the little infant boy was taken ill with pneumonia and it died at two o'clock this morning. The funeral was held at Quarles and there were 65 rigs in the procession, besides those on horseback and afoot.

DIEHL, Sophia NEWHART
1845-1934
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Sophia Diehl died at the home of Mrs. J. T. Allen in Lewis Station, Friday, July 27th, at 3 p.m., after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Allen and daughter, Miss Woody, had given Mrs. Diehl devoted care for the past 18 months. Her children also gave her tender administration during her declining years. Sophia Newhart was born May 7, 1845, in Woodsfield, Ohio. She was united in marriage to J. C. Diehl in 1860, and to their union were born 12 children, six of whom survive as follows: Mrs. C. M. Massie, Clinton; F. P. Diehl, Lewis Station; F. L. Diehl, Arvada, Colo.; J. D. Diehl, Kalamazoo, Mich.; O. T. Diehl, Trenton, North Dakota; C. M. Diehl, Iola, Kans. Seventeen grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Diehl came to Henry county in 1881, and resided in or near Lewis Station the rest of her life with the exception of ten years in Clinton. Many years ago she was converted and became a member of the Clinton Presbyterian church where she was a devout Christian and a faithful servant of her Master. As long as she was able, she was always in her place during the church services. Mrs. Diehl was unusually fond of traveling, and, although she kept her home neat and comfortable, she was always ready to go somewhere. Funeral services were conducted at Sims Funeral Home Sunday. Burial was in Englewood. Four children were present for the funeral: Mrs. Massie, Clinton; F. P. Diehl, Lewis Station; O. T. Diehl, North Dakota and C. M. Diehl, Iola, Kans.

DIETZ, Clair LeRoy
1936-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2003 - Master Sergeant (Ret.) Clair L. Dietz, 66, Apache Junction, Arizona, formerly of Warrensburg, died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at the Lutheran Heart Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. He was born June 14, 1936, in Heil, North Dakota, the son of Richard Dietz and Alvina (Hochalter) Dietz. On May 19, 1956, in Clinton, he married Mary Ann Kramer, who survives of the home. He worked for 24 years at Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg. Before his retirement, while working at CMSU, he and his wife lived in the Green Ridge, Leeton and Windsor areas, before moving to Warrensburg. In 2001 he and his wife moved to Arizona. He was a retired veteran of the United States Air Force serving over 20 years including overseas during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Sunrise Mesa Bingo Association, a former member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Corder, and a member of the Lutheran faith. Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Deitz of the home; two sons, Mark A. Dietz, Clinton, and Michael W. Deitz, Sedalia; two daughters, Virginia L. Swope, Warrensburg, and Claire Le Ann Hughes, Sedalia; six grandchildren, Timothy and Tom Hintenach, Carrie Cramer, Samantha Shelby and Chelsea Dietz; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Vaughan and Emily Hintenach; two brothers, Melvin Dietz, Wiggins, Colorado, and Robert Dietz, Butte, Montana; three half-brothers, Donnie and Kenny Lucero, both of Butte, Montana, and Ray L. Lucero, Honolulu, Hawaii; a sister, Darlene Durney, Billings, Montana; two half-sisters, Shirley York, Columbia, Montana, and Diane Anderson, state of Washington; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half-brother, Leonard Lucero, and an infant brother. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 8, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DIETZ, Fred
1865-1936
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Fred Dietz, once a well-to-do farmer north of Clinton, died last Friday at the county home after being in frail health many years. He was about 70 years old. Mr. Dietz came to Henry County around 35 years ago and became one of the prominent farmers of his community. He was of German descent, industrious and capable in his work on his large, beautiful farm north of Clinton. His wife and their two children, a son and daughter, took great pride in keeping their place in good shape, attractive and prosperous. Death then broke up the home suddenly, taking the wife and daughter, and finally the son after a long illness. The loss was almost more than could be borne, and Mr. Dietz never fully recovered from the blow. He was in Nevada some time and came to the county farm about four years ago. A sister was known to be living several years ago, but a letter sent to her by friends of Mr. Dietz was unanswered. He was a devout member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church during the many years of his residence in Henry County. Father Beelor officiated at the services at this church Friday at 8:15 a.m. and burial was in Englewood on the lot where lie the rest of his family. Pallbearers were John Geraghty, Phil Rentchler, W.H. Meierotto, Will Balke, Maurice Weess, Arthur Farris. The Wilkinson Funeral Service was in charge.

DIETZ, Katharina "Kate" ENDREZ
1868-1910
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died, Mrs. Fred Dietz, nee Kate Endrez, born in Bavaria November 26, 1868. Came to Chatsworth, Ill. with her parents when she was five; married Mr. Dietz in 1889. In 1899 they moved to this county and settled on the Justice farm east of Clinton, then to the Calvird farm 4 miles north of town, where they lived eight years. Three years ago they bought the Rufus Blatt farm. She was a devout Catholic, a good neighbor and loyal friend. Her only son, Otto, has been a helpless invalid, stricken with rheumatism five years ago and her death will be the worst blow to him. Her devoted husband and an 18-year-old daughter, Miss Vorony, will attempt to fill the mother's place. One sister Mrs. James Conn of Rich Hill, who was at her bedside when she died; two brothers, Julian of Nebraska and Vincent of the home farm in Illinois. She had been a sufferer with dropsy for over 12 years and since February has been compelled to sit in a chair, the nature of the disease being such she was unable to lie down. She became worse about three weeks ago.

DILKS, Mary Mabel CLEGG
1901-1958
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Jun 10 1958 - Mrs. Mary M. Dilks, 57, of 8715 Independence, died June 6 at Northeast Osteopathic Hospital where she had been a patient three days. Mrs. Dilks was born in northeastern Missouri and moved to Kansas City 10 years ago from Urich, Mo. She was a member of the church of God. She leaves her husband, Isaac C. Dilks of the home; three daughters, Miss Donna Marie and Miss Beverly Joan of the home, and Mrs. Mabel Young, Independence, two sons, Isaac, Kansas City, and Roland E., Camp Carson, Colo.; two sisters, Miss Margaret Clegg, Sedalia, and Mrs. Gladys Bradley, Sweet Springs, Mo.; three brothers, Joseph Clegg, Raytown, Steven Clegg, Blairstown and Floyd E. Clegg, Colorado; and five grandchildren.

DILKS, Roland Elmer
1934-2012
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Roland Elmer Dilks, 78, of Paola, Kansas, passed away August 28, 2012 at North Point Skilled Nursing Center. Roland was born July 15, 1934 in Urich, Missouri to Isaac Charles and Mabel Mary Clegg Dilks. After high school in 1957, Roland enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1963. Roland and his first wife, Norma Jean Ginn, were married for several years and had three children Rick, David and Janice. He married his surviving spouse Helen Jeanette Bufkin of Montgomery, Alabama on February 10, 1978. They moved to rural Paola in 1980 to enjoy life in the county. During his life Roland worked for General Motors in the Quality Assurance Department for over 18 years. He then became a salesman for Modern American Life Insurance Company retiring in 1996 after 40 years of service. His hobbies included golfing, gardening, and woodworking. He loved nature and had a knack for nursing injured wild animals back to health. Roland was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by sons Rick Dilks of Paola, KS and David and wife Youngbok Dilks of Ashburn, VA; daughter Janice and husband Michael Monley of Overland Park, KS; sisters Mabel Young of Homeland, CA, Donna Brashear of Trenton, MO, and Joann Cope of Lincoln, NE; brother Isaac Donald Dilks, of Latour, MO; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Services Sept. 1, 2012 at Blairstown Cemetery, Blairstown, MO.

DILKS, Thelma Manie BRAUN
1940-1993
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thelma M. Braun Dilks was born July 30, 1940 in Clinton, the daughter of John W. and Edna (Caldwell) Braun. She passed away May 27, 1993 in Kansas City at the age of 52. Thelma was married to Jake Dilks and they made their home in Overland Park, Ks. Thelma moved to the Overland Park area thirty years ago. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Jake of the home; two sons, Ronnie W. Dilks of the home and Tony A. Dilks of Olathe, Ks.; her parents, John W. and Edna I. Braun, Clinton; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were Saturday, May 29, 1993, at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DILLINGER, Deloris N. WHITE
1941-2002
Lone Jack Cemetery, Lone Jack, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Jun 24 2002 - Deloris N. Dillinger, 61, Lone Jack, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at Independence Regional Health Center in Independence. She was born January 4, 1941, in Kansas City, the daughter of Herchel C. White and Loleta C. Clanin White. She had lived in Lone Jack most of her life. She was a member of Lone Jack Baptist Church and a former member of the Civic Club, Saddle Club and Lioness Club, all of Lone Jack. On May 12, 1961, she married Arthur W. Dillinger, who died September 20, 1986. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Christe) Battaglia, Greenwood, and Mrs. Christopher (Donna) Myers, Lone Jack; son, Arthur W. Dillinger, Jr., Lone Jack; her mother, Mrs. Loleta White, Latour; sister, Mrs. Mike (Marilyn) Terry, Holden; brother, Robert White and wife Lana, Lee's Summit; one granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her father. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 27, at Lone Jack Baptist Church. burial will be in Lone Jack Cemetery.

DILLON, Catherine CLARY
1857-1933
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Another mother has been taken into the shelter of the fold, for Sunday night, at 9:20, the spirit of Mrs. John Dillon was released from earthly life. She had been bedfast for ten days, but the past year she had been very frail. All possible was done to save the life of this gentle mother, by her daughter, Miss Margaret Dillon and daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Dillon, both nurses, and other relatives, but to no avail. Catherine Clary was born May 15, 1857, at Maple Park, Kane county, Ill. There she grew to young womanhood, born a quarter of a mile from the man whom she was later to marry. The childhood comradeship grew into love, and November 4, 1884, Miss Clary became the wife of John Dillon, capable young farmer. They were wed in Maple Grove, but soon came to Clarion, Iowa, where they made their home on a farm for ten years. The companionship of Mr. and Mrs. Dillon was beautiful but as years passed, a tender and subdued sweetness replaced the warmer ardor of youth. She was a woman truly made to keep a home, ruling her household with a firm hand, keeping it immaculate, and above all, with the great gold of mother love stored in her. The two had four children; a son died when eight years old, but the other three Miss Margaret a nurse; Gus in the post office, and John an electrician for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, have fulfilled the expectations of their parents, grown into splendid men and women, have carried and will carry, the teachings of a pure mother and good father. They moved to Missouri in 1895, and lived on a farm six and a half miles southeast of Clinton, then 13 years ago moved to 800 North Second street, which has been their home since. Wherever the home was made, Mrs. Dillon was sure to become a beloved neighbor, for next to her husband, whom she placed first ever, and then her family, there came the neighbors, and her loving kindness to them afforded much pleasure. She was always busy, not one to go out of her home often, but alert and kept up with the latest news up to the latter days when her eyesight grew dim. She found peace and contentment in her home, and was happy and cheerful. A beautiful thing in this home was the devotion between the mother and only daughter. Miss Margaret would be away or nursing and when she returned, the mother's heart was filled with happiness. But it is to the husband who has been so near these 48 years, that the sorrow has come and no matter how full those years have been the breaking of this tie brings a pathos that fills the heart with sympathy. Throughout her lifetime, Mrs. Dillon had remained a faithful member of the Catholic church, and in that church the last funeral rites were conducted Tuesday morning. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Dillon's cup of happiness was full, when the son John Dillon and his wife, from Pittsburg, Pa., came to the Dillon home Christmas, accompanied by their son Pat, who was the idol of his grandmother's heart. He returned but Mr. and Mrs. Dillon remained. The other sisters, Mrs. John Sullivan of Elburn, Ill., and Miss Julia Clary of Rochelle, Ill., have been here to assist in caring for Mrs. Dillon, also her sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mary Esser of Kansas City, and Mrs. Frank Weess, Clinton.

DILLON, Gertrude RUSK
1907-2002
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 23 2002 - Gertrude Rusk Dillon, 94, a lifelong resident of Henry County, died Tuesday, January 2, 2002, at Richmond, Virginia. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 25, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery. She was born July 24, 1907, on a farm near Deepwater, to Daisy Barker Rusk and William H. Rusk. She graduated from Deepwater High School and attended Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg, and Southwest Missouri State in Springfield. After beginning work as a secretary at the Dickey Tile Factory in Deepwater, she moved to Clinton and became a bookkeeper for the Brinkerhoff-Faris Bank. In 1933 she joined the Union State Bank where she served as a bookkeeper, assistant cashier and cashier until her retirement in 1972, after 39 years of service. On June 16, 1941, she married Gustave Dillon, the assistant postmaster of Clinton. They were generous supporters of their churches and the Clinton community and after his death in 1973 she continued to support many local and national nonprofit organizations, with particular emphasis on those helping children. She was a life member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and of the Henry County Historical Society. Preceding her in death were her mother, father, brother, husband and stepmother, Pearl Cameron Rusk. She is survived by her sister, Gladys Rusk Hein of Richmond, Virginia; nieces Judy Hein Harrell of Richmond and Marlene Rusk Temple of Long Beach, California; her great-nieces, Melissa Harrell Stigler of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Meaghan Harrell Texer of Hickory, North Carolina, Penelope Dillon of Rutland, Massachusetts, Susan Dillon of Essex, Massachusetts, and Edith Dillon of Prescott, Arizona; her great-nephews, Thomas Dillon of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and John Dillon of North Middlesex, Vermont, and many great-great-nieces and nephews.

DILLON, Jackie Dean
1937-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 16 2004 - Jackie Dean Dillon, 66, Sedalia, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Rest Haven Convalescent and Retirement Center. He was born June 19, 1937, in Sedalia, the son of Jack and Amanda L. Bryant Dillon. He married sue Lambeth on July 12, 1963, in Sedalia. She survives of the home. He was raised and educated in Sedalia and was a graduate of Smith-Cotton high School. He was a United States Army veteran. He worked for Pittsburg Corning Corporation and retired in 1987. He is also survived by two daughters, Robyn Behen, Jefferson City, and Jackie Sue White, Lompoc, California; one brother, David Dillon, Sedalia; three sisters, Virginia Buso, Sedalia, Mary Lou Larsen, Sedalia, and Peggy Schwalie, Lee's Summit; four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Dean Dillon; one sister, Barbara Jean Dillon and his parents. The body will be cremated and private family services will be held at a later date. - McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, MO.

DILLON, John James
1857-1936
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. J. Dillon died at his home, 800 North Second street at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, following a brief illness of three days which climaxed several years of declining health, first noticed since the death of his wife in 1933. Friday he was able to have dinner with his family but death had marked him and his passing on the Sabbath was like his life, peaceful and serene. John James Dillon was born April 16, 1857, at Maple Park, DeKalb, County, Ill. There he grew to manhood, on their farm and attended the local schools. In 1884 he was married to Miss Catherine Cleary of Maple Park and soon after they moved to near Clarion, Iowa, to establish their new home. There their children were born, Patrick, deceased in childhood; John, of Pittsburg, Penn.; Miss Margaret and Gus Dillon of the home in Clinton. In 1896 Mr. and Mrs. Dillon and their family moved to a farm six miles south of Clinton, where Mr. Dillon farmed successfully until January 1919, when he moved to Clinton. For some years, Mr. Dillon worked with his team for the city, then he devoted his lessened energies to his home, where a fine garden always rewarded his efforts and where his family claimed his most devoted attention, for his home was truly his castle and it was there he was happiest. He never recovered from his grief over the loss of his wife who was called home in January, four years ago. Mr. Dillon, reared in the Catholic faith, was a member of the Holy Rosary church, where he was regular in attendance until recent years when his strength began to fail. Mr. Dillon and his pure bred Boston Bull dog, who was his constant companion and diversion, were a familiar pair in the neighborhood where they took daily walks, visiting with the children with whom they were great favorites and for whom Mr. Dillon always had a kind word or act of kindness. Mr. Dillon always had a great many pets, making friends of them all, his horses included. He was a good man, kind, gentle, considerate. Besides his children to mourn his loss is an only grandson, Patrick Dillon of Pittsburg, Penn.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Esser, Kansas City; Mrs. frank Weess, Clinton; four brothers, Tom, Kearney, Neb.; Dan, Pat and Henry, Belmond, Iowa. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Holy Rosary church. Consalus and Peck were in charge. The body was laid to rest in Englewood.

DILLON, Mildred Ann "Millie" ASKINS
1825-1893
Askins Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Dec 23 1893 - Death has again entered Calhoun and taken one of the loveliest and the best. Mildred A. Dillon was born in Virginia in 1825 and came to Missouri when she was 12 and was raised three miles north of town. After a lingering illness of three or four months, God in his infinite wisdom and love sent his bright angels on the night of Dec. 15 and took the weary traveler home. Brokenhearted husband, son and daughter, weep no. She has gone where sickness, sorrow and farewells are unknown. Mrs. Dillon was a woman above the average, with a pleasant word and smile for everybody and she bore her long suffering without a murmur. She was buried in the Askins graveyard December 17.

DILLON, Thomas A.
1822-1901
Askins Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 1901 - Died, at his home in Calhoun, January 16, 1901, T. A. Dillon, with blood poisoning. He was only confined to his room about 48 hours. Uncle Tom was a native of Ireland and was 78 and had lived in Henry county for about 45 years. Survived by his companion, the former Bettie Carrie, two children and four brothers. His son Grover, lives on a farm near Calhoun; a daughter Mrs. West Burcham, at El Dorado Springs; two brothers, C. H. and Joseph, in California; F. J. in Sedalia and R. L. in Springfield. Burial in the Askins family burying ground. His first wife was M. A. Askins.

DILLS, Richard Lewis
1943-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 7 2004 - Richard Lewis Dills, 61, Clinton, died Friday, September 3, 2004, at his home. He was born June 20, 1943, son of Roger L. and Della M. (Hans) Dills. In addition to his wife Debbie J., of the home, and his parents of Tacoma, Washington, he is survived by his sons Cary Dills and wife Danielle, Clinton, Cory Dills and wife Linda, Washington state; one daughter Raeann Dills, also of Washington state; one brother Douglas Dills, Montana state; one sister Rhonda Mildener, Washington state; nine grandchildren, Chris, Jennifer, Derick, Rene, Stacy, Stephanie, Tiffany, Sasha and Joshua, and one great-granddaughter Madison. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He worked as a school bus driver in Washington and the Clinton area. He was a member of Allen Street Baptist Church and a lifetime member of VFW Post #1894. He also worked in the ministry. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, September 7, at the Friendly Pentecostal Church.

DILTS, J. W.
abt 1871-1938
Clinton MO - Mr. Dilts, Calhoun's photographer for about a quarter of a century, died about 7:30 a.m. September 6, 1938, at his rooms behind his shop on the north side of the square. He had been ill some time with a serious organic disease, but was cared for by friends, Mike Edwards and family, who live nearby. Mr. Dilts would have been 68 years old this fall. Throughout life he was afflicted with deafness but had developed a fine adeptness for lip reading and though speech was difficult he would utter words of encouragement to his patrons when they especially pleased him when before the camera. He was known over wide territory for the excellency of his finished work; also out-of-door photography; as his friends and patrons of Calhoun went out into the world, they sent back films to develop, and successfully recommended him to their friends. For a number of years Mr. Dilts lived with his mother in Calhoun, but since her death, had lived alone. During his youth he worked in one of the small pottery shops at Calhoun, becoming an expert turner, molding the clay into various shapes. As is the clay molded into different shapes, so are lives molded daily, and Mr. Dilts kept an interest in humanity and its vanities and sentiments, striving for perfection in each piece of finished work.

DINGLE, Gayetta HORSMAN
abt 1925-2002
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Jun 24 2002 - Gayetta Horsman Dingle, 77, Appleton City, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Appleton City Manor. She was a certified medical technician. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 25, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Kidd's Chapel Cemetery, Lowry City.

DINKELA, Darrek Leonard
1999-1999
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Darrek Leonard Dinkela, four-week-old infant son of Kelly Manis and Darren L. Dinkela of Shawnee, Kansas, died Wednesday, May 25, 1999, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kanas City. Graveside services and burial will be Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m. at the White Oak Cemetery, Henry County. Additional survivors are maternal grandmother, Georgia Dringman of Kansas City, Kansas; maternal grandfather, Bob Manis, Hot Springs, Arkansas; paternal grandmother, Judy Leimkuhler of Merriam, Kansas; paternal grandfather, David L. Dinkela of Odessa, Texas; maternal great-grandparents, James and Irene Allen of Peculiar; paternal great-grandmother, Alma Brown of Odessa, Texas; three aunts, Gaynella Dringman of Lenexa, Kansas, Catherine McVey of Pritchett, Colorado, and Laura Sturm of Overland Park, Kansas, and one uncle, Ron Messenger of Kansas City, Kansas. Preceding Darrek in death was his paternal great-grandfather, Leonard Dinkela.

DINTELMAN, Barbara
1829-1906
Clinton Missouri, Mar 24 1906 - The Angel of Death has taken one beloved in the hearts of all, Mrs. Barbara Dintelman, who was stricken about six weeks ago with lung and heart trouble resulting in her death Friday morning, March 16, 1906, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Blumhost. She would have been 77 in July. She remained in full possession of her faculties up to the last. Her suffering was great, but she bore it in great patience and fortitude and passed peacefully away as if falling into gentle slumber. Born July 8, 1829 in Rhinehart, Germany and came to America in 1850, locating at Belleville, Ill.; married there to George Dintelman and they resided at Belleville for 12 years, moving to Washington County, Ill., where she lived until the death of her husband, who passed away nine years ago. Since then she had visited among her children, lately making her home with her daughter Mrs. Blumhost, in Clinton. She had 11 children, six preceding her in death. Three sons and two daughters survive her: Charley, who lives in Texas; Mrs. Emma King of St. Louis; George and Amos of Washington County, Ill.,; and Mrs. Blumhost. Twenty grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. She became a Lutheran at the age of 14. Funeral was at the home, then remains were taken to Elkhorn, Ill., to be tenderly laid to rest by the side of her husband.

DITTY, Mattie Lee ALEXANDER
1911-2005
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2005 - Mattie Lee Alexander Ditty, 93, Kansas City, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at Woodbine Health Care and Rehab Center, Kansas City. She is survived by three daughters, Bettie Lee Moore and Shirley Quick, both of Kansas City, and Joan Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas; one son, Matt Alexander of Appleton City. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 30, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Appleton City, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

DITTY, Ronald Wayne
1928-2002
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2002 - Ronald Wayne Ditty, 73, Leeton, died Friday, January 4, 2002, at his home. He was born on June 3, 1928, in Carrington, North Dakota, the son of Fay Ditty and Laura Nicholson Ditty. On July 11, 1950, he married Norma Jean Bailey in Pocahontas, Arkansas. He was a 1948 graduate of Leeton High School. He served in the United States Army and Air Force. He and his wife owned the Ditty's Market in Leeton until 1992. He was a member of VFW and the Warrensburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Ditty, Leeton; one daughter, Janis Miller, Lee's Summit; three sons, Michael Ditty, Lee's Summit, Jerry Ditty and Steve Ditty, both of Leeton; one sister, Patsy Craig, Olathe, Kansas; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One sister, Lois Chamberlain, preceded him in death. Funeral services were Sunday, January 6, at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Warrensburg. Burial in Mineral Creek Cemetery.

DITTY, Theodore E. "Ted"
1926-2015
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Theodore "Ted" E. Ditty, 89, Calhoun, died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He was born January 21, 1926, in Pottersdale, PA, the son of Theodore Bruce and Caroline (Strout) Ditty. On July 20, 1947, he was united in marriage to Edna Willard in Kansas City. Ted served during WWII in a group known as the Liberators and liberated several concentration camps in Germany. After his military career, Ted worked as an electrieian for Missouri Pacific Railroad for 39 years and retired in 1986. He was a member of the Leeton United Methodist Church, a life member of the Leeton Lions Club and a member of the Windsor VFW. Ted is survived by his wife Edna; one son, Paul Roger Ditty of Wichita, KS; one daughter, Nancy Huggins and husband, Randy, Leeton; two sisters, Carolyn Merch and husband, Joseph, Des Moines, IA, and Letha Plubell of Morrisdale, PA; three grandchildren, Juessica Huggins of Calhoun, James Everett Huggins of Leeton and James David Ditty and wife, Alicia, Wichita, KS, and five great-grandchildren, Blake Costes, Karlee Leonard and Grayson Theodore Leonard, all of Calhoun, Cecil James Huggins and Allison Huggins, both of Leeton. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and five sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 5, at Leeton United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Mineral Creek Cemetery with full military honors.

DIVINE, Violet C.
1918-2003
Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar, Barton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 20 2003 - Violet C. Divine, 84, Osceola, a retired postal employee, died Thursday, January 16, 2003, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services were Sunday, January 19, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Lamar Memory Gardens, Lamar.

DIVINE, Walter Othel
1916-2003
Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar, Barton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 15 2003 - Walter Othel Divine was born January 27, 1916, near Golden City to Fred C. and Cora Lee Shepard Divine, and died Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at Clinton Healthcare Center. He served his country during World War II with the Army. He spent over two years overseas and was honorably discharged December 27, 1945. He and his late wife, Violet, operated the post office and a retail store at Vista for 16 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Vista United Methodist Church for many years. In addition to his wife's death on January 16, 2003, he was also preceded in death by five brothers, Oscar, Harold, Aubrey, Paul and Donald Divine. He is survived by two sons, Mike Taylor and his wife Sue, Blue Springs, and Ross Divine and his wife Peggy, Clinton; three daughters, Geraldine Purrier and her husband Joe, Ocala, Florida, Betty Moenning and her husband Mert, Republic, and Joyce Shelby and her husband Rory, Clinton; one brother, Fred Junior Divine and his wife Nedra, Lamar; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, September 13, 11 a.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial with military honors were at Lamar Memory Gardens, Lamar, Missouri.

DIX, Ann Elizabeth BEARD
1839-1905
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 25 1905 - Ann Elizabeth Beard was born in Sullivan County, Indiana, March 8, 1839; married to Joshua E. Dix, February 13, 1856. This union was blessed with 7 devoted children - Helena Alice wife of Davis J. Harris, living near Sullivan, Indiana; Martha J. who preceded her mother to that better world; Elmore V. agent of the American Express Co. of Clinton; Viola I. wife of John W. Trueblood residing near Shelburn, Indiana; Augusta B. who has cared for her mother through the many years of suffering; Eli E. of the firm Davis and Dix, Clinton; and Albert R. who is in the employ of the American Express Co. at Sedalia. Early in life she obeyed her savior and united with the Christian Church in April 1858 and from that time until her last breath was spent, her faith never wavered. She was a quiet, reserved nature, always ready to help those in distress. To her, the husband and each child went separately for encouragement and advice in the pursuit of life and ever found a sympathetic ear ready to listen, a heart overflowing with pity and one of a strong mind, ready to share the burdens of her loved ones. She spent many hours in careful study of the Bible and had committed to memory a large portion of the New Testament. Her last illness of pneumonia was a 10 days' duration and her suffering was intense. She fell asleep at 10 p.m. Monday, February 13, 1905, at the age of 65. Funeral services were at the home of her son E. V. Dix, and burial was in Englewood. Leaves one sister, two brothers, 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

DIXON, Carrie J. BIGGERSTAFF
1872-1903
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 25 1903 - The mortal spirit of Mrs. H. A. Dixon of Independence took on immortality and she has gone to be with her Savior. She was born in Lafayette county July 26, 1872 and her mother died when she was but four years of age. She, with her younger sister, Kate, now Mrs. R. L. Shoemaker, were reared by their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Albin of Clinton. Mrs. Albin survives but the grandfather went to the other shore a few months ago. Mr. Dixon is bookkeeper for a publishing house in Independence. He was the sympathy of all in his loss. Two children survive: a boy named Vergne, five in June, and Vivian, the daughter, is but two. At their mother's request, they will be reared by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shelton. Mrs. Shelton is a sister of Mr. Dixon. Mrs. E. F. Wade, aunt of the deceased, and Mrs. R. L. Shoemaker, went to Independence last Saturday and told their dear one goodbye. She said she was willing to go and made every arrangement herself for the last sad rites; all her affairs were in order and she bade her children and relatives goodbye. She was a noble Christian woman and an earnest worker in the Southern Methodist church. She had been failing with consumption for over a year and made her last visit to Clinton in March. Her remains were brought to Clinton Tuesday and carried to her beloved church.

DIXON, Charles
n/a-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Perky were saddened by news of the death of their long time friend, Charles Dixon of Monett. Mr. Dixon came to Clinton as a young man and was employed at the Clinton National Bank. Later he entered the hatchery business and owned hatcheries in Kansas City and Monett. He retired in Springfield and soon thereafter suffered a fall from the roof of his home and never recovered from his injury. The last six years of his life were spent in a nursing home in Monett where he died. He is survived by his devoted wife Helen Manuel Dixon of the home; two daughters and three grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Aurora, Monday, July 27, 1992.

DIXON, Esther Jane CLARK
1908-2001
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 2 2001 - Esther Jane Dixon, Slater and formerly of Appleton City, died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at Beg Bend Retreat in Slater. Funeral services will be Monday, November 5, at Hill & Son Funeral Chapel in Appleton City. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery. She was born September 6, 1908, in Appleton City, the daughter of George Ezra Clark and Martha Ann Smith Clark. She was married November 3, 1926, to Elton Lee Dixon, who died July 16, 1954. She had lived in Saline County since 1966. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Appleton City. She had worked at Stampers in Marshall, Town & Country Shoe Co. in Slater and United Super in Clinton. She was a 1928 graduate of Appleton City High School. She is survived by her daughter, Sue Iman of Marshall; one sister, Virginia Clark Ulrey, Kansas City; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters.

DIXON, Mary Louise "Sally" ROBY
1913-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sally Roby Dixon, 87, died Friday, September 15, 2000 at the Lawrence, Ks, Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 21, at the Prichard Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs. Sally was born Mary Louise Roby on July 20, 1913 in Sedalia, Mo, the daughter of Edmund Claud and Birdie Lee Shomaker Roby. She graduated from Clinton High school in 1930 and had worked for The Clinton Eye. She was married on January 20, 1933 to James Everett Dixon, Jr. in Clinton, Mo. She had lived in Sedalia and Clinton, and in Excelsior Springs from 1945 to 1996, before moving to Lawrence Ks. Sally was a secretary for the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce and had been a city clerk. She had received many honors from the City of Excelsior Springs and civic groups for her involvement in the community. She also had worked as secretary for local insurance agencies. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Excelsior Springs Medical Center Auxiliary, and the American Federation of Musicians Local 34-627. Her love for music was a lifetime enjoyment, playing accompaniment for many community groups. She was organist for many churches and at weddings and funerals. She is survived by three sons; Eddie Dixon of Ames, Ia, Bill Dixon of Rochester, NY, and Tom Dixon of Lawrence, Ks; four grandsons; two granddaughters; and four great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a grandson.

DIXON, Roy
1914-1998
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, April 9 1998 - Roy Dixon, 84, Lincoln, formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Mr. Dixon was born March 3, 1914, in Dodson, the son of William Dixon and Mary Ellen (Byrne) Dixon. On January 14, 1941, in Olathe, Kansas, he married Mayme Cornelia Price, who preceded him in death August 1, 1995. Mr. Dixon worked as a mechanical engineer for the Bendix Corporation and the Westinghouse Company, before his retirement in 1947. He was a member of the Windsor first Christian Church, Windsor VFW Post 2610, Marlborough Masonic Lodge No. 569 AF and AM, Kansas City, and he was an active volunteer for over 10 years at the Windsor Senior Center. Survivors include a sister, Madalyn Robinson, Clinton, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 11, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DIXON, Tammy Ann
1986-2001
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 4 2001 - Tammy Ann Dixon, daughter of Robert Dale Dixon and Theresa Lynn Dayton, was born January 9, 1986, in Springfield, and died August 18, 2001, near Brownington, the result of an automobile accident. Tammy had just completed the eighth grade at Lakeland School. She is survived by her mother, Theresa Dayton; one brother, Robert D. Dixon, Jr. and two sisters, Tiffany N. Dixon and Carol M. Dixon, all of the home; her father, Robet D. Dixon, Kirbyville; her maternal grandfather, Gail Flippin, Brownington, and her paternal grandmother, Aleene Kindell, Clairrion, Pennsylvania, as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Thursday, August 23. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

DOAK, Thomas S.
1938-2002
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Apr 5 2002 - Tom Doak, 64, Appleton City, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. He is survived by his wife, Della Doak, of the home; two sons, Jeffery Doak, Lake Lotawana, and Leon Ricketts, Burleson, Texas; one daughter, Kay Richards, LaMonte; his mother, Imogene Doak, Appleton City, and brother Wilson Farris Doak, Jr., Tacoma, Washington. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 7, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Carpenter Cemetery, southwest of Chilhowee.

DOAN, Gladys ADAMS
1929-2004
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2004 - Gladys Doan died February 28, 2004, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. She was born April 29, 1929, in Viper, Kentucky, to Pearl and Maggie (Campbell) Adams. Gladys spent her childhood in Hayard, Kentucky. As a young adult she trained and practiced as a licensed practical nurse in Windsor, Ontario, later moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she was employed as a restaurant and catering manager. On April 1972 she married Glen Doan in Richfield, Minnesota, where they made their home until 1985 when they moved to Clinton. In September 1992, a year after the death of her husband, Glen, Gladys underwent a successful heart transplant at KU Medical Center. Gladys enjoyed the well-deserved reputation as a gourmet cook who loved to entertain friends. She was a member and involved in the life of Holy Rosary Parish and a member and supporter of the Henry County Museum and Historical Society. Gladys leaves many friends, two of whom she credited with a major influence in her life and with whom she maintained a lifelong friendship, Edna Cornett, Chicago, Illinois, and Mary Ottenbriet, Windsor, Ontario. Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, a stepson, Mark Doan, and two brothers. Gladys leaves three stepsons, Gary Doan, Keith Doan (Marlene) and Eric Doan; a stepdaughter, Pam Doan; stepdaughter-in-law, Denice Doan; 10 step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson, all of Minnesota; a sister-in-law, Marcheta Bartlett, Clinton; a brother-in-law, Linville Doan, Finland, Minnesota; three brothers, Delphus Adams and Hershel Adams of Jeff, Kentucky, and Felix Adams, Jacksonville, Arkansas. Funeral mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, Wednesday, March 3. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DOAN, Mark G.
1956-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 7 2003 - Mark Doan, 47, Faribault, Minnesota, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, following a heart attack. He was the son of Gladys Doan of Clinton and the late Glen Doan and a nephew of Marcheta Doan Bartlett of Clinton and Linville Doan of Finland, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Denise, and three children, Brandon, 16, Glen Michael, 14, and Michelle, who is eight-years-old. He was the owner of a suburban weekly newspaper in Faribault. Mr. Doan suddenly became ill Wednesday morning and had gone to the emergency room, then died while being transferred to Mayo Clinic at Rochester. Funeral services for Mr. Doan will be held Monday in Faribault.

DOAN, Pauline L.
1910-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Lester (Pauline) Doan of Palisade, Colorado. She was the wife of Lester Doan, who was raised in the Deepwater-Brownington community, attended Clinton High School and was well-known in the aviation field for many years. He was a pilot for Northwest Airlines. Mr. and Mrs. Doan had lived in Colorado for a number of years. Mrs. Doan was 86 at the time of her death. Funeral services and burial were in Palisade.

DOCHERTY, William Martin
1928-2001
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2001 - William Martin Docherty, son of William Anderson Docherty and Ruby Mae Loafman Docherty, was born January 18, 1928 in Clinton, and died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at Clinton Residential Care, Clinton. Bill graduated from Clinton High School in 1945. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1948. He lived in Baylor, Texas, and Waco, Texas, before moving back to Clinton 60 years ago. He worked for New York Life Insurance Company for 30 years before he retired in 1993. He was a member of the First Baptist Church since he was 12 years-old and was head usher for 20 years. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and a member of Troop 435. He was a past member of the Sunset Optimist Club in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Anderson Docherty and Ruby Mae Loafman Docherty. He lovingly took care of his parents until their deaths. He is survived by his aunt, Dorothy Barrows of Sun City, Arizona, and nine cousins, Robert J. Gilkerson of Springfield, Jim Houts of Thayer, John Alan Heien of Pratt, Kansas, Jerry Loafman of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Janet Loafman Flowers of Durham, North Carolina, Cheryl Adams of Hurricane, West Virginia, Sandra Shuler of Denver, Colorado, Nanette Flakes of Alisa Vaejo, California, and Barry Barrows of Boulder, Colorado. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, January 9. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

DOCKERY, Erin Suzanne
1991-1991
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Erin Suzanne Dockery was born September 23, 1991 at 8:27 p.m. Erin leaves her parents, Kevin and Susan Dockery of the home; maternal grandparents, Alan and Phyllis Powers of Steelville; paternal grandparents, Bill and Kathy Dockery of Warsaw and Sondra and Steve Shipcoff of Rogers, Ar. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Powers and Charles Meyers of St. Louis; Delbert and Ruby Dockery of Warsaw; and Lorene Bailey of Excelsior Springs. Erin leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services were held for the family Sunday, September 29, at Shawnee Bend Cemetery in Warsaw.

DOCKERY, Ruby L.
1911-2001
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2001 - Ruby L. Dockery, 89, Clinton, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She is survived by two sons, Dolphord Bain of Kansas City and Dennis Bain of Appleton City; three stepsons, Delbert Dockery of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Bill Dockery and Larry Dockery, both of Warsaw; three sisters, Emma Lou Blackburn, Warsaw, Armilda McEwan and Cleta McEwan, both of Appleton City. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Shawnee Bend Cemetery, Warsaw.

DODDS, Naomi Willette CLARK
1907-1996
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Naomi W. Dodds will be at the Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Wednesday, October 30. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery. Naomi Willette Dodds, the daughter of George Ezra and Martha Ann (Smith) Clark, was born on March 7, 1907. She died at Big Bend Nursing Home in Slater on October 26, 1996, at the age of 89 years. Mrs. Dodds was born in Bates County, and lived in Appleton City and Rockville for several years before moving to Clinton and Nevada. She moved to Slater in 1991 where she spent the remainder of her life. Mrs. Dodds taught school at Hudson and worked at Wynes Grocery Store in Appleton City and Lowry City and at J.C. Penney's in Clinton. She was united in marriage to Jason R. Dodds on April 25, 1933, in Calhoun. He preceded her in death on February 12, 1991. She was a member of the Nevada Christian Church. She is survived by two sisters, Esther J. Dixon of Slater and Virginia Ulrey of Kansas City; one sister-in-law, Sally Lou (Dodds) Steve of Nevada, and one brother-in-law, Murriel Dodds of ElDorado Springs, and several nieces and nephews.

DODGE, Catherine F. DeLaVERGNE
1811-1905
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 25 1905 - Death Claims Mrs. Catherine Dodge - She passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Avery, on South Third street at 4:30 Tuesday morning. Her maiden name was Miss Catherine DeLaVergne, and she was born in Dutchess county, New York, Oct 30, 1811, making her 93 last fall. She became the wife of W. H. Dodge, in New York, April 9, 1832. They made their home in Marietta, Ohio, and afterwards in Tennessee, coming to Missouri at the close of the war. Two little sons were buried in New York, and only the three surviving daughters are known to Clinton people - Mrs. Amelia Snyder, Mrs. A. C. Avery and Mrs. Kate Zener, now in New York City. The old Dodge home was one of the brightest and sweetest in Clinton; it was on the corner 2d and Gr. River, where Dr. Powers now has his handsome home. Mr. Dodge died 15 years ago, since which time Mrs. Dodge has made her home with her children. She had two brothers to live past 90, one of them Rev. James DeLaVergne, who came as a missionary to Clinton at the close of the war, and so lovingly remembered by all residents of that day. She was the youngest of her father's family and the last to depart. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church for 60 years. She let her light shine as only a woman good and true and born of the faith can. She greeted her friends always with a smile and their interests were always hers. The funeral services were conducted at the home of A. C. Avery on South Third street, Wednesday. The casket was half covered with beautiful lilies and rare roses. The remains were laid in Englewood beside her husband.

DODGE, William H.
1809-1890
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Feb 1890 - Wm. H. Dodge was born in New York City, Nov. 27, 1809 and died at his residence in this city Feb. 13, 1890, aged 80 years. He was next to the last of 11 brothers and sisters, one brother, J. W. Dodge, two years his senior, surviving him. He united with the Baptist Church when about 18 or 20 in New York, under Dr. Crone. Married Catharine DeLaVergne in Duchess County, N.Y., April, 1831, and lived a beautiful married life for over 60 years. They had five children; two sons buried in infancy in Marietta, Ohio and three daughters, Mrs. E. W. Snyder and Mrs. A. C. Avery, of our city; and Mrs. Robert Zener of Indianapolis, all of whom were at his bedside till his spirit took flight to dwell in a mansion above. There are 12 living grandchildren. Mr. Dodge moved to Marietta, Ohio in 1835, where he lived till 1851, then went to Tennessee. In 1865, he came to Clinton, engaged in business and has since made this his home. He was of a long-lived family. His mother lived to be 90 and is buried in Clinton. A sister died recently in Brooklyn, New York at the age of 92. About three months ago, he had a very sudden and severe attack of asthma, from which he suffered to the last, tho the immediate cause of his death was paralysis, which affected his entire right side. He never spoke after this attack, which was eight days before his death. His heart and tastes were young, tho his years were many.

DODSON, Elizabeth F. DELOZIER
1845-1922
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1922 - Elizabeth, daughter of Uncle Neddie and Aunt Kitty Delozier, was born near Gerster, Mo., Jan. 28, 1845, and died March 3, 1922, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Miers, in Calhoun, Mo., aged 77 years, 1 month and 3 days. All her childhood and early girlhood was spent at the old home near Gerster, Mo., and just at the breaking out of the Civil War and at the early age of 16 she was married Dec. 26, 1861, to Thos. Milton Dodson. The young husband being called to service in a short time after their marriage she spent the three years of the war in the home of her brother, James Delozier, of Leesville, waiting patiently and prayerfully for the coming of her soldier husband and together they spent 51 years of blissful and happy wedded life, the husband passing to his reward in July 1912. To this happy union twelve children were given, all of whom are left to mourn this grand old Puritan mother. The children are: Mrs. Frank Duvall, Coal, Mo.; Mrs. Chas. Miers, Calhoun, Mo.; Mrs. John Sanders and Mrs. Geo. Sanders, Deepwater, Mo.; Mrs. Virgil Dunning, Ohio P.O.; Francis, Commerce, Okla.; Ben and Griff, Neck City, Mo.; Thomas and Karry, Deepwater, Mo.; Henry and Walter, Ohio P.O. Besides these children there are 48 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers - jams and Crum Delozier, and one sister, Mrs. Tize Jacobs, Oklahoma; one brother, Beck Delozier, and one sister, Mrs. Ann Wilson, of Leesville, Mo. She was converted and joined the Tebo Baptist church some 30 years ago, later removing her membership to Pleasant Valley Baptist church, where she remained a faithful member until her death. Grandma Dodson, like all pioneer mothers, saw a great deal of the seamy side of life, but her greatest joy was in administering to the needs of her family and giving them the care and guidance that only a mother of her type can give and her family of honorable, upright men and women, stand as a monument to her untiring and faithful council. Children grieve not, for this dear one but so live that you may join her when it comes your time to leave this old world, for you know that had been her prayer all your lives and only think how happy your mother is today to be able to join hands with the dear companion she has so deeply mourned, and think of her joy at having her family in an unbroken circle. All her children were present for the funeral except one son who was confined to his bed with the flu. The funeral services were held at the Brownington Baptist church, March 6, 1922, after which she was laid to rest beside her husband in the Maplewood cemetery.

DODSON, Gracie BAIRD
1919-2008
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 8 2008 - Gracie (Baird) Dodson was born in Stone Mountain, Alabama on May 15, 1919. She was the last of her nine siblings. She came to Missouri in 1939 where she met her future husband J. T. Dodson. They were married in 1945 and began their married life in Brownington where he farmed and raised cattle, until his bout with cancer and the Truman Lake caused them to leave their country farm and move to Clinton. Gracie worked in the lab at the Clearfield Cheese Company for 25 years and cared for her ill husband for many years until his death in 1990. She was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church. Gracie had a love for children and was never able to have any of her own. Therefore, any child she cared for or came into her hone became her child. She also loved playing cards, hosting big dinners, her flowers, the flag, her country and her Lord and Savior. She leaves to mourn her passing many nieces and nephews, plus a host of friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

DODSON, John Walter "J.W."
1939-2008
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2008 - John Walter "J.W." Dodson, 69, of Appleton City, Missouri passed away peacefully December 3, 2008. He endured his final illness under the tender and loving care of his niece, Sue Creach, and his children. He was born January 11, 1939 to Vernie and Lucille Dodson of rural Lowry City, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Duane Dodson, who had also resided in Lowry City, Missouri. He is survived by his four children: Edie Dodson of Overland Park, Kansas, Brenda King of Blue Springs, Missouri, John Dodson of Overland Park, Kansas, Donna Leonard of Blue Springs, Missouri; five grandchildren: Jon King, Dalana King, Maddy Leonard, Noah Leonard and Christopher Dodson; his sister VernaLee Hawkins of Appleton City, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. J.W. started his career as a carpenter, and then operated the Skelly service station in Garden City, Missouri. He farmed with his brother, installed siding and was also employed at Bass Tracker. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting or just talking about it. One of his best attributes was his generosity. Memorial services will be at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Saturday, Dec. 13. Priave family interment will be held at Appleton City.

DODSON, John Wesley
1873-1933
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. W. Dodson died Monday afternoon at Hot Springs, Ark., where he had been taking the hot baths since about five weeks ago. His wife had been with him constantly and his stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred Fewell of Clinton, and sisters, Mrs. Ona Maupin and Mrs. Pearl Payne, of Kansas City, had been with him since Friday. His death came unexpectedly; apparently he had improved in health, and was to have returned to his home Tuesday. The deceased had lived the most of his life in Henry county, his earlier years at Calhoun, where he had a grocery store. Since 12 years of age, he had been in a store. Mr. Dodson left Calhoun about nine years ago, and went to Springfield, Mo., where he remained two years, then came to Clinton and was employed in the Martinville store. For the past three years he had been in the grocery store at Deepwater. No words of complaint were ever heard from Mr. Dodson. If he had troubles or was ill in body, no one ever knew it. The genial proprietor of the store was always "All right", with a joke and a smile for all, and a witty retort to bring laughter. The Dodson store has been a favorite trading place. His dealings were always honest, and business men and salesmen who were associated with him, knew him as a keen business man, one whom they delighted to work with. Mr. Dodson was married to Mrs. Nora Washburn about 33 years ago. He leaves her, a loved, stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred Fewell, and his two sisters, in addition to his innumerable friends. The body was brought to Clinton on the noon train Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fewel, 716 East Green Street.

DODSON, May MARTIN
1897-1982
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
May M. Dodson, daughter of W. A. and Mollie East Martin, died at noon Friday, August 13, 1982, at the home of her daughter in Strafford, MO, following a long illness. She was married to James E. Dodson and they had three children. She began a market on Third Street in Clinton during the Depression, where she helped many people who were unable to make ends meet. No matter what the weather or time, she was always there at the store. Funeral services were August 17 at Vansant-Mills Chapel with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

DODSON, Phillip Scott
1978-2003
Round Prairie Cemetery, Hudson Twp, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 18 2003 - Phillip Scott Dodson was born February 20, 1978, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Dennis Dean and Terri (McGee) Dodson, and died Sunday, November 16, 2003, due to injuries received in an automobile accident. He lived in Fair Grove and was a carpenter/farmer. He is survived by his wife Tracy of the home; his parents Dennis and Sharon Dodson, West Point, Iowa; his mother, Teresa Settles, Ft. Madison, Iowa, Kelvin and Sally Jones, Appleton City; a brother, Dennis D. Dodson Jr., Iowa; four stepbrothers, Frank, Tim, Darrell, Jody Blind, Iowa; a stepsister Le Ann Wellman, Iowa; grandparents, Loydd (Sonny) and Pal Dodson, Ft. Madison, Iowa, Bill and Barb Sharp, Joplin, Ronald and Carol Jones, Osceola; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 19, at the Round Prairie Baptist Church, rural Appleton City.

DODSON, Ralph Sharp
1903-1994
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph Sharp Dodson was born on November 27, 1903, to Tommy and Bessie Sharp Dodson, in Henry County and died January 10, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was a lifelong resident of Henry County. He was united in marriage to Barta Moree on December 5, 1925, at Deepwater by the Rev. Walkup. He is survived by two sons, Homer Dodson of Raymore and Devere Dodson, Higginsville, and one daughter, Lucille Myers, Raytown; seven grandchildren, Mary Bruns, John Dodson, Margaret Ann Menough, Donna Dodson, Devin Dodson, Gayle Hennessey and Herb Myers; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clinton, and other relatives and friends. He was a farmer. Although during some of the years he worked at the strip coal mines and later at the Dickey Clay Factory in Deepwater, he continued to farm with the help of his family. After buying the farm where he lived, he didn't work outside the farm. After his wife passed away, he wanted to continue living at the farm and even though it was difficult, he managed to do so. He was lonely as he missed his wife very much. They were very companionable. He was preceded in death by his wife, who passed away February 29, 1988; his parents; one infant son, Wilbur Earl Dodson, who was 16 days old and passed away in March of 1927; one granddaughter, Denise Dodson, also known as "Dee-Dee" who passed away at age eight in 1976; one sister, Edna McElhaney, and one brother, John T. Dodson, both passing away in February of 1990. He and his wife, Barta, were married for 62 years. They had many happy times together. They enjoyed people and loved having visitors. They encouraged families to visit them who had children as they enjoyed children. They looked forward to attending the Deepwater Harvest Picnic and saw many friends there. He was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church. He enjoyed the church and he attended until the past year. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 13, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.

DODSON, Walter Martin
1917-1980
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Walter M. Dodson, 62, died on April 24 1980. He was owner of Economy Market in Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, May, of the home; a daughter and a sister.

DODSON, Wilford Duane
1931-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 28 2007 - Wilford Duane Dodson, 76, rural Lowry City, died Wednesday, December 26, 2007. He was born July 12, 1931, to Vernie and Edna Lucille (French) Dodson. He graduated from Appleton City High School and in 1952-54 he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. During that time he was a heavy equipment operator and with his bulldozer helped build roads, airways and building sites. After the service, he returned to the family farm and to the farming operation he had begun prior to the service. He is survived by his wife Evelyn of the home; his daughter Joyce Noakes and her husband Gary, Lowry City; a sister Vernalee Hawkins and her husband Jim, Appleton City; a brother J. W. Dodson, Appleton City; an aunt Florene French, Appleton City; his grandchildren, Annette Bradley and husband Pauley, De Soto Kansas, Carrie Knuth and husband Jeremy, West Plains, Matthew Noakes of Lowry City and Luke Noakes, also of Lowry City; many nieces and nephews, great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be Monday, December 31, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Interment will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

DODSON, William Neal
1925-2008
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
William Neal Dodson of Kearney, Missouri was born November 18, 1925 in Brownington, Missouri, the son of Leo William and Gladys Mabel (Nelson) Dodson. He departed this life Monday, March 17, 2008 at the age of 82 years. On December 22 1989, Neal was united in marriage to Betty Griffin. Neal attended school in Brownington, Missouri. He has lived in the Kansas City area most of his adult life. He served as a member of the Armed Forces during World War II. He was employed at ABF Transport as a truck driver before his retirement. Previously he was a long time employee of Auto Transport where he was also a truck driver. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. He also belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Fraternal Order of Eagles. Neal enjoyed working on his yard and detailing his vehicles. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William Neal Dodson, Jr. and his sister, Wanda J. Snyder. He is survived by his wife, Betty of the home, one son, Johnny Earl Dodson, Sr. of Taberville, MO; two daughters, Lavern Christmann, Clinton, MO, and Wanda LeeAnn Dodson; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three stepsons, Gary Dodson, Richard Millsap and Robert James Millsap; two sisters, Lois Gillotte of Blue Springs, MO and Patty June Hillson; other relatives and many friends. Cremation. Graveside services Saturday, March 30 at Brownington Cemetery in Brownington, Missouri.

DODY, Charles Kenneth
1935-2012
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Charles Kenneth Dody, age 76, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with interment in the Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater, Missouri. Kenneth was a farmer. He was a bus driver for 28 years. Survivors include his wife, Martha of the home and daughters Betty Scott and Patsy Smith both of Clinton; grandchildren Kenny Scott, Caleb Smith, John Scott, and Emilie Bargen; and great-grandaughter Mikalah Scott.

DODY, Chester Harold
1917-1939
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1939 - The community was saddened, when they heard that Harold Dody was fatally injured last Thursday about 1:00 p.m., when the southbound Frisco passenger train No. 2 struck his truck at the railroad crossing one-half mile north of Brownington. He was en route to Brownington with a load of coal. The train struck the center of the cab, dragging him about 175 feet down the track and the truck nearly one-fourth mile, completely demolishing the latter. It happened that Leroy and Ivonne Dody, cousins of Harold, were en route home from Brownington at the time of the accident so were near the scene as the train came to a stop. When Leroy discovered it was his cousin he went at once for Harold's father, who lives a mile northeast of the railroad crossing. A Brownington physician was called and the injured young man brought in the Rickett ambulance to the Clinton General Hospital, where all possible was done but he never regained consciousness and went to meet his Maker at 4:30 p.m. February 9, 1939. Chester Harold Dody, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Dody, was born Mary 5, 1917, near Deepwater and moved with his parents when young to the Brownington vicinity where he finished his elementary school and attended high school a year. He helped his father farm until the spring of 1937 when he joined the CCC camp and spent a year in regiment No. 4738 near Oreana and Grandview, Idaho. Since coming home he and his father have been operating the Dody Coal Company. He was ambitious and well liked by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his heartbroken parents, and the following brothers and sisters: Alton Dody, Mesdames Elza Sampson, Albert Manbeck and Rolla Sanders, Deepwater; Clarence and Homer Dody of Brownington; Miss Hazel Dody of the home; Mrs. Willard Williams of Kansas City. He united with the Church of Christ August 11, 1938, and lived a consistent Christian Life; remembering his Creator in the days of his youth. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Brownington Christian Church. Burial in beautiful Maplewood Cemetery under direction of Rickett Funeral Service.

DODY, Everette Eugene Dundy
1917-1925
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Little Boy With Jesus - Once again the Angel of Death has stooped to earth and plucked one of our fairest flowers. Everette Eugene Dody, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Dody, was born near Brownington, July 6, 1917, and died August 5, 1925, being 8 years and 29 days old. All that love and skill could do was done to keep him with us, but the call had come and little Everette obeyed and with the same winsome smile with which he used to look into Papa's face and say, "I'm you's boy," he slipped into the waiting arms of Jesus to whisper, "I'm your boy." He leaves to morn his going his heart broken parents, one brother, Leroy, ten years old, who is ill with the same dread disease, dysentery; two sisters, Ivonne, 6 years old, his little chum and constant companion, and little Wilma Grace, 3 months old; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dody, and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Boyd, and a host of near relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home, Aug. 6, and interment in beautiful Englewood. Everett was a sweet, lovable child, and endeared himself to those around him. a little gentleman, so kind and thoughtful of his sister and little girl cousins. He loved all nature, but especially birds, often bringing in the baby sparrows or pigeons, which had fallen from the nest and care for them himself. He loved to hear his mother read the Bible stories and play and sing the songs about Jesus.

DODY, Grace Truman BOYD
1896-1987
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Grace Truman Boyd Dody, 90, the youngest of eight children born to John Franklin and Landona Wears Boyd, was born July 2, 1896, near Brownington, Missouri, and passed away March 17,1987, at her home in Clinton, having lived her entire life in Henry County. She was converted and joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church when she was 12 years old, giving and living her life for Jesus. She taught a Sunday School class for many years. She was united in marriage to Christopher Dundy Dody, December 24, 1913, and to this union, six children were born. Two sons, Leroy and Everette, and her husband, Chris, preceded her in death. Survivors include Ivonne Huey, Wilma Ross, Dwight Dody, Clinton, and Glenn Dody, Austin, Texas, fifteen grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. She was an excellent cook, homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was always there, ready to help anyone who needed her - making each grandchild feel "special." Never did she miss a birthday or other occasion. She was clerk of Richland School District for a number of years, always interested in church and school activities as well as world affairs. She was an avid reader, reading her Bible from beginning to end many times. Services were conducted Friday, March 20, 1987, at Consalus Funeral Home. Pall bearers were grandsons Merrill Huey, Keith, Kenneth and Karl Ross, Ray, Galen and Mark Dody. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

DODY, Harold A. "Tom"
1938-2002
Diamond Cemetery, Diamond, Newton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Nov 29 2002 - Harold "Tom" Dody, 64, Butler, died Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. He is survived by wife, Emma Lou Dody, Butler; one daughter, Erica Harrold and husband Kevin, Diamond; one brother, Ken Dody and wife Martha, Deepwater, and one granddaughter, Abigail Harrold. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 30, at the Adrian Christian Church, under the direction of Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Graveside services at the Diamond Cemetery in Diamond, Missouri.

DODY, Pauline SMITH
1921-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Pauline Dody of Denver, Colorado, died Monday, March 9, 1992. Funeral services were held at the Chapel of the Flowers and burial was in Crown Hill cemetery on March 13. Mrs. Dody was the daughter of William and Eva Smith and was born in Shilo, Missouri, on September 4, 1921. She was married to Leroy Dody on December 10, 1936, and they spent most of their married life in Denver. They had four children. Mr. Dody and two sons, Earl and Alvin, preceded her in death. Mrs. Dody leaves a daughter, Phyllis Lyons, and a son, David Dody of Denver; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many relatives in and around Clinton. Her family lived in the Clinton area prior to her marriage.

DODY, William Lee
1930-1975
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Friday, Sep 26 1975 - William Lee Dody, 45, Stark City, Missouri, died September 14, 1975 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Monett, after being ill nine months with cancer. Funeral services were held September 16 at St. Canera's Catholic Church in Neosho. Burial was in Pulaskifield Cemetery. Bill was born in Deepwater on March 10, 1930, the son of Clarence and Pauline Dody. He attended grade school at Brownington and Richland and graduated from Clinton High School in 1948. He worked at G. M. C., and Sheffield Steel machine shops in Kansas City until 1951, when he enlisted in the Navy and served four years aboard the U.S.S. Iowa, battleship in Korean waters. Upon returning home, he worked at Sheffield Steel a short time. On June 15, 1957, he married Amelia Burdolski, They have one daughter, Donna Jean. He worked for Rockadine at Neosho for 11 years in the office, as a processing engineer, until the plant closed. Since then, he devoted his time to farming and raising cattle, which was dearest to his heart. He became ill in November , 1974. He was baptized on August 20, 1975, as a member of St. Caneras Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife and daughter, his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gregg of Creighton; one niece, three nephews; his grandfather, W. F. Dody, who is 102 years old; uncles, aunts, cousins, and a host of friends. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

DOLBOW, Veva Iva PARKISON BROYLES McNEELY
1920-2001
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 28 2001 - Veva Iva Dolbow, 80, Eureka, Kansas, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka. She was born October 5, 1920, at Nevada, daughter of Alva Newton and Flora Ellen Brooks Parkison. She married Earl Dolbow in 1983. She was a homemaker and a member of the Deepwater Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Earl, of the home, and one son, Wilbur Broyles. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Consalus Chapel, Clitnon. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

DOLL, Alpha May WEBB
1868-1939
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Jacob Doll died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 1939, at her home, about half a mile east of Lucas. She had been in failing health since last January from a malignant disease, and the past several weeks was bedfast. She was constantly and tenderly cared for by her husband and their daughter at home, Lula Doll, who, as the beloved mother became weaker, was assisted by the other children. All except one, Mrs. Helen Henny, who is ill, were at Mrs. Doll's bedside Sunday and remained until the end. Alpha May Webb was born December 4, 1868, in Illinois and came when about ten years old to Missouri with her mother, one of Henry County's pioneers. Her mother died the following year. She was then reared in the Chris Henny home. January 3, 1889, she was united in marriage to Jacob Doll, and they made their home half mile west of Lucas. To this union were born nine children, seven of whom survive: Lula of the home; Mrs. M. Q. Herrell, Mrs. Helen Henny, Albert and Elmer of Urich, Mrs. Thomas McRoberts and Etta Lois Doll of Kansas City. There are 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of whom were at the funeral except one grandson, Melvin Herrell, wife and child of Hartford, Conn. Besides her devoted companion of past 50 years, Mrs. Doll is also survived by one brother, Orville, of Aromas, Calif. Mrs. Doll was constantly busy at something--either the farm work; her large flocks of geese and chickens with which Miss Lula shared the labor, or her household, and the family's needs. Mrs. Doll was the finest of quilters, crocheted and pieced. many them not only for herself and family, but for others who delighted in her excellent work. She loved flowers, planting many each summer and keeping potted plants through the winter. She enjoyed neighborhood gatherings and visits from her relatives and friends, all of whom found her ready to help in time of need, not only in the Lucas neighborhood where they lived many years, but also in Urich, where they resided a few years and from where they moved about five years ago to their present home. Mrs. Doll was a tireless worker and loyal member of the Lucas Methodist Church until they went to Urich, when she transferred her membership to the Christian Church where it had since remained. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at White Oak Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers.

DOLL, Arlie Ray
1908-2003
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 15 2003 - Arlie Ray Doll, 95, was born in Bates County April 3, 1908, the third son of Ona and Jacob L. Doll and also shared the spotlight with five sisters. He passed to his eternal life September 7, 2003, at New Beginnings in Harrisonville. Arlie attended Lucas Grade School. On April 19, 1934, he married Frances M. Mast at the Methodist minister's home in Montrose. They moved to a farm about five miles southwest of Urich where their son, Donald, was born in 1935. Around 1946, they moved a mile south where Donald now lives. Arlie was a member of the Lucas United Methodist Church where he was a past superintendent of Sunday School, was a church board member, treasurer for over 20 years and helped build the old addition on the church. He also was the official fixer-upper around the church. He was a farmer and carpenter. He worked with the 4-H for a number of years. One of his greatest prides was his black cattle and his black and white face cows. He was preceded in death by his sister Janet; his parents Ona and Jacob; his sisters Leona and Pearl, and his brothers Clarence and Harry. He was also preceded in death by his wife Frances, who died July 6, 1999. He is survived by his son, Donald, of the home; two sisters, Tillie Cordell of Clinton and Mary Urick of Savannah, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families and a number of cousins and many friends. His lifelong nickname was Bud and he will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Lucas United Methodist Church Wednesday, September 10. Burial was in Stones Chapel Cemetery, Montrose.

DOLL, Betty Jean PAGE
1932-2002
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Sep 16 2002 - Betty Jean Doll, 70, Butler, died Saturday, September 14, 2002, at her home. She was born March 14, 1932, in Bates County, the daughter of Rolla M. and Viola "Babe" Hoover Page. She married Charles Doll, Jr. May 28, 1950, in Urich. They lived in various places until they moved to Spruce in 1957 and were there for 11 years. They then moved to Ballard in 1968 and lived on a farm east of Ballard until 1998, when they sold their farm and moved to Butler. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church in Ballard. She went to Hackler Grade School and graduated from Ballard in 1950. She was a homemaker until 1980 and then went to work for Medicalodge in the dietary department for 17 years. She later went to work at Heartland Willow Lane Nursing Center and had been there for five years. She is preceded in death by her father and mother and her brother-in-law, Marvin Wainwright. She leaves her husband Charles, of the home; her son Kevin and wife Tina, Adrian; her daughter Cindy and husband Danny, Butler; her brother Dave and wife Janice, Clinton; her sister-in-law Lois Wainwright, Garden City; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and her special friends, Ralph and Evelyn Jennings, and many more friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 17, at the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

DOLL, Charles Jr.
1929-2010
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2010 - Charles "Charlie" Doll Jr., 80, Butler, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born August 28, 1929, to Charles Sr. and Lou Della Parker Doll in Mayesburg. Charlie, one of two children, grew up in Garden City, and graduated from Ballard High School in 1947. On May 29, 1950, he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Page and they later adopted a son and daughter. Charlie was a farmer and took pride in his land and cattle. He lived in several communities, including Urich and Spruce, as well as the Ballard community. He sold the farm in 1998 and moved to Butler where he began driving cars for Max Motors. Charlie attended the Double Branch Christian Church. Charlie was friendly, tenderhearted, compassionate, competitive and hardworking and a simple man who demanded perfection in what he did. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, playing cards, fishing at Roaring River, driving cars for Max Motors and spending time with his dog Benji. His other hobbies included watching Royals baseball, reading the local paper and making homemade ice cream to share with family and friends. He was proud to celebrate 50 years of marriage with his wife. Charlie took pride in everything he did and his trucks were always shiny and clean. Charlie is survived by a son, Kevin Lynn Doll and wife Tina, Adrian; one daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" Gayl Nieder and husband Danny, Butler; a sister Lois Wainwright of Garden City; eight grandchildren, Angie Thompson and husband Kenny, Jeff Clapp and wife Aurelia, Brandon Doll, Ryan Hooper and wife Shelly, Rebecca Hooper, Johnathan Nieder and wife Jessica, Justin Nieder and wife Megan, and Julie Nieder, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Betty Jean in 2002. Funeral services were Friday, June 11, 2010 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

DOLL, Clara Belle MOCK
1882-1938
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Doll, beloved resident of western Henry County, died at her home 1 1/2 miles southwest of Lucas at 8:30 p.m. July 9, 1938, following an extended illness from dropsy. She had been seriously ill several months, but this did not daunt her ever ready smile, or cheerful disposition, contact with which could always drive away the clouds of life. She did not complain throughout the months of indisposition, preceding her illness, and her passing was peaceful. Her companion of many years was with her at the end which came suddenly, as other members of the family had gone to Urich Saturday evening. The two, left alone, talked together, then she said, "I believe it is my bedtime," and lay back, reminding him to give her some medicine before he retired. Hearing a little noise, he went to her, but her spirit had returned to its Maker. Clara Belle Mock, daughter of Frederick and Mary Henny Mock, was born June 3, 1882, in the White Oak neighborhood where, and in nearby communities, she spent her life. She was united in marriage to John E. Doll, April 2, 1906, and to this union were born four stalwart sons, who are left to comfort their father, Ralph, Max and Elton of the home and Edward, living near the home. There are three grandchildren, Donna Loy, Delbert Lee and Dixie Lou Doll. She is also survived by a brother Jess P. Mock, west of White Oak church; half-sisters, Mrs. Lora Scranton, Urich; Mrs. Della Wilson, near Urich; Mrs. Florence O'Bahnnon of Oklahoma, Mrs. Marie Scranton, California; half-brothers, Herman, Omer, Oscar and Albert Little, all of Texas. She professed faith in Christ at an early age and hers was a life of sacrificial service to others. She was a faithful worker on the Lucas Methodist Church, in which faith their children were reared. She did everything possible to make their home a pleasant dwelling and there, the father and sons found a quick, sympathetic heart and every encouragement. There was no envy in her heart for earthly achievement; she was content to supply her family's needs; to have them about here; and to be true to her exemplary conception of Christianity. Her home stood open to those who cared to enter, and the warm greeting extended was proof of a beautiful sincerity. Mrs. Doll was industrious, working with and for her boys who shared the household tasks that the mother's burdens might be lighter. They developed one of the largest poultry flocks in that part of the county. She encouraged her boys in their 4-H club work as well as their participation in other worthwhile community enterprises, in which she led the way. Mrs. Doll, or Clara, as she was affectionately called, cooperated to the fullest, appreciation of which was expressed in the large assembly gathered to pay their last respects and in the profuse floral offerings. Funeral services were conducted at the Lucas church Monday. Pall bearers were cousins, Elmer and Harley Henny, Ben and Omer Kedigh, Will and Walter Goodman. Flower girls were nieces, Allie Marie Scranton, Maxine Doll, Evelyn and Alberta Wilson.

DOLL, Clarence Arthur
1903-1992
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clarence Arthur Doll, son of Jacob Leonard and Leona Walsh Doll, was born December 19, 1903, in Bates County, and passed away September 14, 1992, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He was a life-long resident of Bates and Henry counties and was a farmer before he retired in 1982. He was married to Edith Chenoweth on March 14, 1929, and to this union three children were born, Edith preceded him in death on May 11, 1977. On October 28, 1984, he married Fern Corwine, who survives. He was a member of the White Oak Methodist Church, Urich. He is survived by his wife, Fern, of the home; one son, Maurice Doll, and wife, Betty, Euless, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Shirley) Henny, Urich, and Mrs. Marion (Irma) Woods, Warrensburg; four stepchildren, Norman Corwine, Colorado, Nason Corwine, Amsterdam, Naomi Kershner, Grain Valley, and Nina Hockett, Adrain; two brothers, Harry Doll and Arlie Doll, both of Urich; two sisters, Tillie Cordell, Clinton, and Mary Urich, Kansas City, as well as seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Edith, and three sisters, Jannette Stewart, Leona Homan and Pearl Moree. Funeral serves were held at the White Oak Methodist Church Wednesday, September 16, 1992. Burial was held at the White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

DOLL, Daniel L.
1946-2018
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daniel L. Doll, 72, of Urich, Missouri passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City, MO. He was born in Clinton, MO., the son of Edward Leroy Doll and Dorothy Sadie (Vannoster) Doll. He married Judy Ann Wehmeyer on January 22, 1966 in Blairstown, MO, and she survives of the home. Daniel was employed with Western Electric from 1965-1967.  He then went to work for Kansas City Power & Light where he was employed for thirty-five years, retiring in 2002.  He was a veteran of the Missouri Army National Guard. Daniel was a longtime and faithful member of Lucas United Methodist Church, Urich, MO, where he served as the church treasurer, and was a member of the Lucas Men's Club.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 412, the Urich Lions Club, the American Legion Post 371, Urich, Lucas 4-H Club, Urich Baseball Association, Urich Reunion Committee, the Sherwood Booster Club, and a member of the Sherwood "chain gang," running chains during Sherwood football games. He was a board member and Past President with the Sherwood School District, the 911 Board, was on the Highway 13 Commission, Henry County Extension Council, Clinton Senior Center Service Board, and was treasurer for the Mullin Cemetery Association. He recently ended a 2nd term as North District Commissioner for Henry County, MO, serving from 2009-2016.  In his "spare time" he enjoyed watching grandkids various events, cattle farming, gardening, all sports, getting involved in his community, and most importantly, being with family. In addition to his wife Judy, he is survived by two sons, Douglas Ray Doll and wife Melanie, Kansas City, MO, and Devin Larry Doll and wife Jill, Kansas City, MO; one daughter, Dana Marie Aldridge and husband Scott, Liberty, MO; seven grandchildren, Dillon Doll, Alana Doll, Dayton Doll, Kaylen Aldridge, Jacob Aldridge, Drew Doll and Macy Doll; one brother, Delton Doll and wife Barbara, Independence, MO; three sisters, Donna Powers, Lake Winnebago, MO, Dixie Vogt, Urich, MO, and Deana Borland, Lee's Summit, MO; several nieces, nephews, close friends in the Lucas community and from Kansas City Power & Light, Montrose Station. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Delbert Doll and Dallas Doll. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Lucas United Methodist Church, Urich, MO. Private family burial will be in the Mullin Cemetery, Urich, MO.

DOLL, Delbert Lee
1931-1999
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Delbert Lee Doll, 67, Urich, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City. Mr. Doll was born November 23, 1931, in Henry County, the son of Edward L. and Dorothy Vanoster Doll. He attended Urich Elementary School and attended and graduated from Urich High School. Mr. Doll served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 in Schwebischgamoon, Germany, as a chart operator. He was employed at Rollins Lumber and Veneer Company. On November 25, 1954, at the Lucas United Methodist Church he married Ima Jean Jones. Mr. Doll was a member of the Lucas United Methodist Church. He was active in Boy Scouts. He served as a 4-H archery leader for over 20 years and was a member of the Urich American Legion. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Doll of Urich; his wife, Ima Jean, of the home; two sons, Darwin Doll and wife, Cindy, Urich, and Darren Doll of the home; two daughters, Debra Zook and husband, Delvin, Garden City, and Darla Salmon of Creighton; six grandchildren, Misty Barnett, Dustin Doll, Dawnielle Doll, Kyle Zook, Shannon Zook and Derrick Zook; three sisters, Donna Powers, Lee's Summit, Dixie Vogt, Urich, and Deana Borland, Lee's Summit; two brothers, Delton Doll, Raytown, and Daniel Doll, Urich.

DOLL, Derrold Lee
1926-1998
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, March 19 1998 - Derrold L. Doll , 71, Urich, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. - Clinton Daily Democrat, March 26 1998 - Derrold Lee Doll was born December 22, 1926, near Piper and died on March 18, 1998 at the age of 71. Derrold was the son of Harry L. and Mabel (Dennis) Doll. He was one of seven children. He was a member of Cove Creek Baptist church and was baptized in a local farm pond. He later transferred his membership to Lucas United Methodist Church. Derrold served in the United States Army infantry from April 1945 until December 1946, serving in Japan during World War II. He was proud to serve his country and was a member of the VFW. After his military service he was engaged in farming with his farm, then later to include his brother Dennis. He was a devoted cattleman and farmer. Derrold was a good neighbor and was always willing to share his experience and knowledge. He found pleasure in his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also in bluegrass music and trips to Branson. He was married to Mary Neal in 1952 and to this union three daughters were born, Kathy, Connie and Carla. Mary preceded him in death in 1980. In 1984, he married Betty Wheeler, who brought to this union her two daughters, Lee Ann and Lynn. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary; his parents, Harry and Mabel Doll and sisters, Maxine Limbaugh and Mary Jane Empson. He is survived by is wife, Betty, of the home; three daughters, Kathy Wheeler, Urich, Connie Costigan and husband, Dennis, Grain Valley, and Carla Doll, Jefferson City; two stepdaughters, Lee Ann Potter and husband, Mike, Warsaw, and Lynn Wheeler, Kansas City, Kansas; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Dennis Doll and wife, Marilynn, Garden City; three sisters, Margie Hooper and husband, Russell, Kansas City, Betty Jones and husband, Kenneth, Independence, and Karen Kerrick and husband, Larry, Pensacola, Florida; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 21, at the Urich Christian Church. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery.

DOLL, Donald Ray
1935-2009
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 2 2009 - Donald Ray Doll, 74, Urich, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at this home. He was born on January 29, 1935, in Henry County, the son of Arlie Ray and Frances Mary (Mast) Doll. Donald lived most of his life in the Urich area. He attended grade school south of Urich. He graduated from Urich High school in 1953, where he was an honor student. He was a farmer and stockman. He was a faithful member of Lucas United Methodist Church, Urich, where he sang in the church choir. One of his favorite songs was "Did You Think To Pray." He also sang at the Urich Reunion this year. He was an animal lover. He especially loved his cats and dogs. He enjoyed hunting, especially deer. Donald was a loving caregiver for his mother, taking good care of her after the death of his father. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie Ray "Bud" Doll and Frances Mary (Mast) Doll. He is survived by a number of cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Lucas United Methodist Church, Urich, on Saturday, September 5. Interment was in Stones Chapel Cemetery, Montrose, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

DOLL, Dorothy Sadie VANNOSTER
1911-2008
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Dorothy Sadie Doll, 96, of Urich, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in Clinton. Dorothy was born on October 14, 1911, in Montrose, to Jessie James and Elsia Mae (Nowell) Vannoster. On June 8, 1929, Dorothy was united in marriage to Edward Doll, in Harrisonville, Missouri. To this union seven children were born. Edward and Dorothy were married 62 years before Edward's death in 1993. Dorothy was an active member of Lucas United Methodist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher and WSCS. She was a 4-H leader for many years and was involved in the Ladies Extension Club along with many other community activities. She was named Woman of the Year in 1989 at the annual Urich Reunion. In 1989 Dorothy and Edward were the Grand Marshals of the parade. Dorothy's home was often busy with different activities such as: rodeos, ice cream suppers and fish fries. Dorothy's son, Dallas, stated the following about his family; although our family was never rich--the sense of life, the love of the country surroundings--the needs of others and the family closeness, probably made us the Rockefellers of Urich. Survivors include three daughters, Donna Powers and her husband Joe of Lee Summit, Dixie Vogt of Urich, Deana Borland and her husband Don of Lee Summit; two sons, Delton Doll and his wife Barbara of Kansas City, Daniel Doll and his wife Judy of Urich; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Edward; two sons, Delbert Doll and Dallas Doll; one brother, Howard Vannoster; one daughter in-law, Ima Jean Doll, and one son-in-law Kenny Vogt. Services will be Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Lucas United Methodist Church of Urich with burial to follow at the Mullin Cemetery.

DOLL, Edward Leroy
1908-1993
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edward Leroy Doll, son of John E. and Clara Belle (Mock) Doll, was born January 9, 1908, just east of the White Oak Church and passed away October 6, 1993 at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home in Clinton. He was 85 years old. On June 8, 1929, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Vannoster. They moved to a farm 6 miles southwest of Urich. After living there for seven years, they moved to the present farm. Edward enjoyed farming. Besides row crops he also raised lots of livestock. Edward was a member of the Lucas United Methodist Church, the Lucas Men's Club, also he was a board member of Mullin Cemetery Association. He was on the township and school boards, also active in many other community activities. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Donna and Joe Powers, Dixie and Kenneth Vogt, Deana and Don Borland; three sons, Delbert and Ima Jean Doll, Delton and Barbara Doll, Daniel and Judy Doll; one brother, Ralph Doll; fifteen grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Dallas, in 1982; two brothers, Max in 1983 and Elton in 1992. Edward was never too busy to help his friends and neighbors. He will be remembered by all who knew him. Funeral services were Friday, October 8, 1993 at Lucas United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Mullin Cemetery.

DOLL, Elizabeth "Lizzie" BARTH
1871-1929
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Will Doll died at her home south of Urich, Wednesday morning about 11 o'clock. She had had an attack of pneumonia, which developed into jaundice, which caused her death. For several years she had been in failing health, suffering with high blood pressure and complications. Her poor health did not stop her from cheering friends along life's pathway, and taking every opportunity to do for neighbors and her loved ones. Her cheery smile and words of encouragement will always be happily remembered by the writer. She was a devout Christian and put into every minute of the day the teachings of her Master. Her home was one of the most attractive in the county, and hospitality always prevailed. It was always a happy place to visit. She is survived by her devoted and beloved husband and one daughter, Anna, who with her husband, Roy Goodman, have since their marriage, made their home with her parents on account of the poor health of her mother. Mrs. Doll was interested in everything Anna did and gave every encouragement to the young people of the 4-H clubs of that community. She will be missed by the entire neighborhood and county. She also leaves the following brothers and sister: Mrs. Arthur Lebold, Ohio; Dave Barth, California; Mrs. Ed Seiver, Mrs. Harley Henny, Albert, Walter, Robert and Miss Josie Barth, Mrs. George Gretzinger, Mrs. John Doll, Urich; Jake Barth, Arkansas; George Barth of Colorado. Deceased's maiden name was Elizabeth Barth and she was born in 1872, in White Oak township. She was united in marriage with William Doll in 1896. Theirs has been such a happy home, that all who know them, feel that her going is a personal loss.

DOLL, Elton Howard
1914-1992
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elton Howard Doll was born December 25, 1914, to John E. and Clara Bell (Mock) Doll southeast of Urich and passed away February 29, 1992, at 3:15 a.m. at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City. He was 77 years old. He was the youngest of four children. He attended school at Lucas. While still at home he drove a grocery truck in and around Urich for Raymond and Florence James, who owned and operated the Lucas Store. He was in the service during World War II, serving as a cook. On returning home in 1944, he started making his home with his oldest brother, Edward, and wife, Dorothy. He lived there until the time of his death. He made a career of farming and trucking. He was always on call to help someone, especially to haul them a tank of water in the early morning or late night hours. He was a member of the Lucas United Methodist Church, the American Legion in Urich and the Lucas Men's Club. Survivors include his two brothers, Edward, Sycamore View Nursing Home, Clinton, and Ralph, Lee's Summit; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Margaret, both of Urich. One brother, Max, preceded him in death in 1983. He also leaves nine nieces and nephews, Donna and Joe Powers, Delbert and Ima Jean Doll, Dixie and Kenneth Vogt, Delton and Barbara Doll, Deena and Don Borland, Daniel and Judy Doll, Jerry and Karen Doll, Gary and Linda Doll and Ruby Louise and Kenneth Whiskers. One nephew, Dallas Doll, passed away in May 1982. He is also survived by 19 great-nieces and nephews, as well as 17 great-great-nieces and nephews. Not having a family of his own, he was very fond of his nieces and nephews. They, in return, loved him. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 3, at the Lucas Methodist Church in Henry County. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery, Henry County.

DOLL, Emmett John
1899-1997
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Emmett John Doll was born November 16, 1899, south of Urich, to John and Helena Barth Doll, and died March 13, 1997, at Westwood Nursing Home at the age of 97 years, three months and 25 days. He attended Piper school finishing the eighth grade. He was a prominent farmer and spent his lifetime not far from his birthplace. He united with White Oak Methodist Church at an early age and attended faithfully as long as his health permitted. He was united in marriage to Ethel May Long on November 18, 1919. They were blessed with one daughter, Nora Lucille. They built a new home and moved in it in 1928 and that was their home as long as he was able to care for it. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1969 and their 60th in 1979. He enjoyed decorating his home with Christmas lights and each year he added more. People came for many miles to see his lights, he played recorded Christmas music and served homemade candy that his wife had made. The more people that stopped to see the lights, the more joy he received by doing it. He enjoyed playing cards with their many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1980, also two brothers, Herman and Roy; a son-in-law, Bill Thompson. Surviving are his daughter, Nora Lucille Thompson, Urich; a grandson, W. E. Thompson and wife, Marge, Kansas City, Kansas; great-grandchildren Sherrie and husband, David Combs, Ohio, Michael Thompson, California, Emmie and Lenney Thompson, Georgia; great-great-grandchildren, Cassandra Couch and Jennifer Lee; three step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 16, at the Consalus Chapel, Urich. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery, Henry County.

DOLL, Frances Mary MAST
1909-1999
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frances Mary Doll, 90, was born May 25, 1909, on a farm north of Montrose in the Delmar community. She was the third child of Harve J. and Barbara Eberlin Mast. She passed to her eternal life July 6, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ralph, and sisters, Mildred Barrows, Beatrice Rauscher and Vivian Hutcherson. She Is survived by her husband Arlie, and her son Donald of the home; a niece and three nephews and their families; some cousins and many friends. In her early life she attended Mound grade school, attended and was a member of Stones Chapel Church. In 1927 she graduated from Montrose High School. On April 19, 1934 she married Arlie R. Doll at the Methodist minister's house in Montrose. They moved to a farm approximately five miles southeast of Urich, where Donald was born in 1935. Around 1946 they moved a mile south, where Arlie and Donald now live. Frances always worked as a housewife. She Joined the Lucas Methodist Church and in the early years belonged to the women's church organization. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and worked with the MYF, too. She also worked in 4-H Club work. Frances always had a problem with her first name in which people would spell with an "i" instead of an "e", which is a man's name. She would correct them, usually not with much result. Ironically, it followed her after death. Sometimes though It was amusing. One time when she was entering St. Luke's, they held her out in the hall for quite a while. Someone had spelled her name with an "i" and they thought they were getting a man patient and so things had to be changed before she got her room. She attended church as long as her health permitted, the last few times walking up the ramp with her walker. She enjoyed riding to town each week to pick up groceries and supplies. If the weather permitted. until her failing health finally prevented it. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, at Lucas United Methodist Church. Burial was In Stones Chapel Cemetery, Montrose.

DOLL, Glen William
1923-2011
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 25 2011 - Glen William Doll was born on a farm south of Urich on February 6, 1923, to Herman William and Cora Belle (Woirhaye) Doll. He departed this life on March 1, 2011, at the age of 88 years at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. On June 6, 1942, he married the love of his life, Margie Ellen Nichols. To this union, three children were born, Larry William, Gary Wayne and Joy Anna. Glen resided on their Centennial Farm for 68 years. Besides his family, farming was his joy and his life. He spent countless hours raising cattle, hogs and row crops. His hard work and determination provided a loving home place for his children and grandchildren to return to for family events and holidays or just a weekend with Mom and Dad. He was a member of the White Oak Church and the White Oak Cemetery Board. Glen was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Larry William Doll; a sister, Ruby Long, and a brother, Lee Earnie Doll. He is survived by his wife, Margie of the home; his son, Gary Doll and wife, Sandy, Urich; his daughter, Joy Lawson and husband, Keith, Urich; five grandchildren, Chris Doll, Brad Doll and wife, Katie, Randy Doll, Kevin Doll and Melissa Doll; three great-granddaughters, Ashley Doll, Morgan Doll and Kayla Doll; also his stepmother, Ruby Doll of Clinton. Funeral services for Glen were held on Friday, March 4, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

DOLL, Harry Lee
1901-1993
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harry Lee Doll was born August 25, 1901 south of Urich in Henry County, the son of Jacob L. and Leona (Walsh) Doll. He passed away April 10, 1993 at his home, Route 2, Urich, at the age of 91. Harry was one of eight children. He attended school at Butler and Lucas. He was baptized at Cove Creek Baptist Church and later moved his membership to Lucas Methodist Church. Harry was married to Mabel C. Dennis on December 24, 1922, and to this union seven children were born. He was a farmer all of his life. In addition to farming he frequently worked as a carpenter. Harry loved to fish and work in his garden. Later in life, he took pleasure in having time to enjoy all of his family, especially the little ones. Harry is survived by two sons, Derrold L. Doll and Dennis L. Doll, both of Urich; three daughters, Margie Hopper, Kansas City, Betty Jean Jones, Independence, and Karen K. Kerrick, Pensacola, Fl.; one brother, Arlie Doll, Urich; two sisters, Tillie Cordell, Clinton, and Mary Urick, Kansas City; twenty-seven grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; also a host of other relatives survive. He was preceded in death by his wife Mabel, December 1, 1983; two daughters, Maxine Limbaugh and Mary Jane Empson; one brother, Clarence Doll; three sisters, Jeanette Stewart, Leona Homan and Pearl Moree. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 13, 1993 at Lucas Methodist Church. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery, Henry County.

DOLL, Ima Jean JONES
1935-2001
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2001 - Ima Jean (Jones) Doll was born December 31, 1935, in Benton County, the fifth child of Nathaniel and Stella Crowder Jones. She died January 26, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She graduated from Warsaw High School in 1953 and married Delbert Lee Doll at Urich on November 25, 1954. They moved to Kansas City and lived there for two years before moving to a farm south of Urich where they resided for the remainder of their lives. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Geneveve Lindsay, and two brothers, Anderson Jones and David Jones. Survivors include two sons, Darwin Doll and his wife, Cindy, Urich, and Darren Doll of the home; two daughters, Debra Zook and her husband, Delvin, Garden City, and, and Darla Salmon, Creighton; six grandchildren, Misty Barnett, Dustin Doll, Dawnielle Doll, Kyle Zook, Shannon Zook and Derrick Zook; two brothers, Verlin Jones, Neosho, and Ronnie Jones, Warsaw; three sisters, Verna May Dixon, New Blaine, Arkansas, Norma June Gardner, Delaware, Arkansas, and Carolyn Clay, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held January 31, at the Lucas United Methodist Church. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery.

DOLL, Janie
1945-2009
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Janie Doll of Garden City, Missouri was born June 16, 1945 in Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of Walter Leonard Doll and Ruby Irene Woirhaye. She departed her life, Sunday, September 28, 2009 at home at the age of 64 years, 3 months and 10 days. Janie graduated from Ballard High School in 1963. She continued her education at Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg, Missouri. While attending college, she met her future husband Kenneth L. Kuntz, who was stationed at the Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Missouri. On June 5, 1965 Janie and Kenneth L. Kuntz were united in marriage. To this union two daughters were born, Toni Lynn and Christy Jane. The family lived in Lee's Summit, Missouri, before moving to Urich, Missouri, where Janie worked with the Sherwood School District as a teacher's aid. She was employed with J.C. Penney's in the men's clothing department in Clinton, Missouri. Janie began employment in July, 1992 at Peterson Manufacturing Company, Grandview, Missouri, and was active until her death. Janie led a very active life with her family. She spent much of her time with her grandchildren, watching them in a variety of sporting events and activities. She enjoyed going to the Cass County Library and loved reading, working in her garden, and crafts. She loved fishing, which was something she carried on from early in her childhood. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Leonard "Cap" Doll on December 20, 2000, and her mother, Ruby Irene on August 5, 1979. She is survived by her two daughters; Toni Conner and husband, Kelly, Blairstown, Missouri, and Christy Fuller and husband, Sam, Urich, Missouri, and five grandchildren, Loren, Trevor, Taylor, Bailey and Samuel Drake. She also leaves behind one sister, Ann Harness and two nieces, Tammy, and her husband Jerome, and Laurie, as well as four great-nieces and nephews; Jennifer, Joshua, Angeles, and Austin and one uncle, Hobert Worihaye, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, October 2, 2009 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial at the Mullin Cemetery near Urich, Missouri.

DOLL, Larry William
1944-1984
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Larry William Doll, son of Glen and Margie Doll, was born December 3, 1944 near Urich in Henry County. Larry was killed in a car accident near his home in Peculiar, Mo. on April 6, 1984. Larry began his education at age 5 in the White Oak County grade school, where he attended eight years. He then went to Clinton High School four years. Upon graduating from high school, he went to Kansas City to become an electrician. He was employed days and went to school at night. On June 5th, 1964, he married Janice Kaye Vickers of near Clinton. To this union three sons were born, Christopher William, Bradley Robert and Randy Sean. Larry made his commitment to Christ August 3, 1961 at the White Oak Church, where he attended Sunday School and services. As a boy at home, Larry spent many hours helping his dad with the farm. He can also be remembered as mowing the White Oak Cemetery several summers. Besides his immediate family, Larry is survived by his father and mother, Glen and Margie; a ste-grandmother, Mrs. Herman Doll of Clinton; a brother Gary Wayne Doll, wife, son and daughter of North Kansas City; a sister, Joy Anna Lawson and husband of Clinton; also a host of other relatives and friends. Larry will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, son and brother and will be sadly missed by all. Funeral services were held Monday, April 9, 1984 at the White Oak United Methodist Church. Burial was in the White Oak Cemetery.

DOLL, Lee Earnie
1925-2007
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 2007 - Lee Earnie Doll was born July 17, 1925, in Urich, the son of Cora Bell (Woirhaye) and Herman Doll. He died in Clinton on November 8, 2007, at the age of 82 years. He was a farmer before he retired. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, the National Farmers Organization and the Golden Valley Squares. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary; his parents Herman and Cora Doll, and one sister Ruby Long. He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Smith and husband Gary, Adrian, and Vickie Sims and husband Roger, Urich; one brother Glen Doll and wife Margie, Urich, as well as four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and a beloved companion Deana Henson of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church on Monday, November 12. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DOLL, Mabel Colene DENNIS
1901-1983
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mabel Colene Doll 81, of route 2, Urich, Missouri died Thursday at Golden Valley Hospital. She was a lifelong Urich area resident. Mrs. Doll was a member of the Lucas United Methodist and Minngo Extension Club of Urich. She is survived by her husband, Henry L. Doll of the home; two sons Derrold and Dennis Doll, both of Urich. Five daughters; Mrs. Maxine Limbaugh and Mrs. Marge Hooper of Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Beey Jones and Mrs. Mary Jane Empson of Independence, Missouri and Karen Kerrich, Pensacolla, Fla.; three brothers, Carl and Jay Dennis of Urich and Bob Dennis of Urich; three sisters Lottie Schwenck, Nevada, Mrs. Dorothea Mecking, El Paso, Texas and Mrs. Lela Holston, San Diego. Also 27 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday at Lucas Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mullin Cemetery under the direction of Ward Funeral Home at Urich.

DOLL, Margaret May ROSS
1923-2012
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 24 2012 - Margaret May Doll, formerly of Urich, left her earthly home to join her husband, brother, parents and other family members, on Friday, October 12, 2012, at the age of 89 years old. She had resided at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation for two years. Margaret Ross, the first child of Harlan Hastings and Eleanor Rachel Cunningham Ross, was born on August 14, 1923. Three years later she welcomed her little brother, Wilbur Wayne Ross. Margaret attended Urich School and graduated with the class of 1941. She was the first girl chosen to go to Girls State at Warrensburg. As a young adult, she worked in Desota, Kansas, at the Sunflower Ordnance Defense Plant. On October 20, 1943, Margaret married Max F. Doll in Butler in a ceremony performed by Rev. Priestly and witnessed by her brother-in-law, Ralph Doll and Nina Doll. She continued working at the defense plant while Max was in the service. After his discharge in 1945, she became a full-time homemaker. Max and Margaret became the parents of two sons. Their first son, Jerry, was born in 1946, followed by second son, Gary, in 1949. Her family was now complete. Margaret was a member of the Urich Christian Church until her marriage and then transferred her membership to Lucas United Methodist Church where she remained until her death. She had been a children's Sunday School teacher, belonged to WSCS and taught 4-H. Margaret was remembered for her cooking and many requested her chocolate chip cookies or coconut pie. Many of her nieces and nephews honored her on special occasions with gifts, cards and phone calls. She truly appreciated each and every one of these. During her residency at Clinton Healthcare, Margaret still received calls and visits from her lifelong friends. Her phone remained her lifeline to the outside world. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Max, in 1983; her brother in 1989; her father in 1968, and her mother in 1963. She is survived by her two sons, Jerry (Karen) and Gary (Linda); four grandchildren, Jerri Lynn (Glenn), Melinda (Nathan), Eric (Meredith) and Derick (Esther); seven great-grandchildren, Krista (Michael), Austin, Patience, Garrett, Gavon, Maxwell and Wyatt, and two great-great grandchildren, Colton and Clayton, and Rebecca Larson, the mother of Gary's three children. Services were held October 17 at Lucas United Methodist Church. Interment was in Mullin Cemetery, southwest of Urich.

DOLL, Margie Ellen NICHOLS
1925-2012
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2012 - Margie Ellen (Nichols) Doll was born on a farm southeast of Urich on January 27, 1925, to Ralph William and Nancy (Nellie) Ellen (Gregg) Nichols. She departed this life on March 4, 2012, at the age of 87 years at The Arbors in Clinton. On June 6, 1942, she married the man of her dreams, Glen William Doll. To this union three children were born, Larry William, Gary Wayne and Joy Anna. Margie resided on their Centennial Farm for 68 years. She loved working outside, side-by-side with Glen, raising cattle and hogs and helping with the field work. Raising a bottle calf was not a chore for her, it was a pleasure. She enjoyed having cats and dogs as pets. They were part of the family. Another outside hobby was bird feeding. She loved hummingbirds and had several feeders strategically placed in the windows for best viewing opportunities. When not outside, she could be found inside being a great mom and homemaker. Nothing pleased her more than having the kids and grandkids all at home for a holiday or just a weekend of fun. She also found time for handiwork such as sewing, crocheting and quilting. Her family will cherish the gifts of her talent for many years to come. She was a member of White Oak Church and spent many hours teaching Sunday School for the little ones and Bible School in the summer. She was also a 4-H leader for several years and attended a seminar in Washington, D.C., representing the state of Missouri. Margie was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Larry William Doll; a brother, Orbin (Nick) Nichols; three sisters, Mabel Shaffner, Alta Leet and Norma Nichols. She is survived by her son, Gary Doll and wife, Sandy. Urich; her daughter, Joy Lawson and husband, Keith, Urich; five grandchildren, Chris Doll, Brad Doll and wife, Katie, Randy Doll, Kevin Doll and Melissa Doll, as well as three great-granddaughters, Ashley Doll, Morgan Doll arid Kayla Doll. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Thursday, March 8. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

DOLL, Mary Virginia GRIMES
1927-1997
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Virginia Doll died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Saint Joseph Health Center in Kansas City at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 22 days. She was born March 19, 1927, in Clinton, the daughter of Clifford Orville Grimes, Sr. and Grace B. Shepard Grimes. She was a lifelong resident of this area. On April 29, 1944, in Olathe, Kansas, she married Lee Earnie Doll. Mrs. Doll worked for 10 years at Mary Jane's Fabrics in Clinton. She was also a volunteer at the golden Valley Memorial Hospital and a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton. She is survived by her husband, Lee Earnie of the home; two daughters, Margaret Smith and husband, Gary, and Vicki Sims and husband, Roger, all of Urich; four grandchildren, Angela Smith, Chris Sims, Clifford Sims and Cora Jean Trinkle; five great-grandchildren, Christopher Dale Sims, Jr., Nicole Sims, Ginny Smith, Zack Smith and Shelby Trinkle. Funeral services were held Friday, March 14, at the United Methodist Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

DOLL, Mary WESNER
1837-1924
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death and Funeral of Grandma Doll - Mary Wesner was born in Bavaria, Germany, April 1, 1837, and passed away at her home near Urich, May 20, 1924, at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 20 days. She came to America in 1857, taking 49 days to cross the waters. She was married to John Doll on February 14th, 1858, and came to Henry county in 1867. Her husband departed this life on September 2, 1907. She leaves three sons - John, Jacob and William, all residing near home and two daughters - Miss Effie, at home, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ralston, of Kansas City; one sister - Mrs. Ann Fesler, of Mackinaw, Ill.; also 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. She professed faith in Christ when quite young. Funeral services were conducted at White Oak church; burial in the cemetery near by. A great concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives were present. Pall bearers were her six grandsons - Chris Doll, Roy Doll, Albert Doll, Herman Doll, Elmer Doll and Emmett Doll.

DOLL, Maurice Lyle
1933-2013
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 27 2013 - Maurice Lyle Doll, formerly of Urich, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Maurice was born January 1, 1933, in Urich, the son of Clarence and Edith (Chenoweth) Doll. He was a graduate of Clinton High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. When the U.S. captured a Russian MIG, he was a member of the team chosen by Chuck Yeager to take it apart and reassemble it because It was considered to be the cream of the crop for military planes at that time. He married Betty Lou Brown on November 12, 1955, at the White Oak United Methodist Church by Rev. William H. Owen, Jr. He worked for Gardner-Denver in inside sales working with heavy equipment and construction equipment. He was a member of White Oak United Methodist Church and VFW Post 1894, Clinton. He was an excellent chef and an incredible cook whose specialties were barbecue ribs and brisket. He also made his own barbecue sauce. He always fixed the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for his family. He loved animals and was Daddy to many, including PJ and Kiwi. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Steve Doll, and a nephew, Nelson Henny. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty of the home; his daughter, Jana Doll of Bedford, Texas; his daughter-in-law, Andi Doll of Nashville, Tennessee; two sisters, Shirley Henny and husband, Frank, Clinton, and Irma Woods and husband, Marion, Warrensburg; a brother-in-law, George Brown and wife, Vera, Raytown, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and great-nephews and cousins and other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held Sunday, June 2, in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

DOLL, Max Fern
1912-1983
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Max F. Doll, the third son of John E. and Clara Belle Mock Doll, was born October 15, 1912, just east of the White Oak Church and departed this life to his heavenly home on January 30, 1983 at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 15 days. At a very early age he and his family moved to west of Lucas. He attended the Lucas School. Max was a member of the Lucas United Methodist Church, where he attended faithfully. He was chairman of the board for many years. In 1938, he joined the National Guard at Clinton, Missouri. He served his country for five years during World War II under the command of Gen. George Patton in the 6th Armored Third Army Division. He was awarded five bronze stars for action in the European Campaign. Max was a member of the American Legion Post 371 of Urich and a past member of the V.F.W. He was also a member of Lucas Men's Club. On October 20, 1943 he was united in marriage to Margaret May Ross. To this union two sons were born, Jerry Wayne and Gary Ray. Max had been a farmer his entire life and took pride in his hogs and cattle. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Margaret, son Jerry and wife Karen, Gary and wife Rebecca, two granddaughters, Jerri Lynn and Melinda Raelynn and two grandsons, Eric Ray and Derrick Lee, all of Route #2, Urich; three brothers, Edward and Elton of Urich and Ralph of Lee's Summit; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Nina Doll; a brother-in-law Wayne Ross; three aunts, Mary Mock, Maggie Herman and Marie Scranton; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Max always took pride in the fact that all his nieces and nephews called him "Uncle Max" as a sign of love and respect. Max was a loving father and grandfather, a good neighbor lending a helping hand wherever and whenever needed. Services were held Wednesday, February 2, 1983 at the Lucas United Methodist Church. Interment was in Mullin Cemetery, southwest of Urich.

DOLL, Nina Mae GROSSHART
1911-1997
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Nina Mae Doll of Warsaw was born July 14, 1911, near Creighton, the daughter of Samuel Jackson and Lona Mae (Bonar) Grosshart. She died Monday, June 16, 1997, at the Lincoln Nursing Home at the age of 85 years, 11 months and two days. Nina owned and operated the Lucas Store in the Lucas community near Urich from 1946 until 1955. She was a member of the Cove Creek Christian Church near Urich. Nina had lived near Urich, before moving to Lee's Summit in 1955, to Clinton in 1990 and then to Lincoln in 1995. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by an infant son, Raymond Kent Doll; three brothers Orva, Clifford and Charles Grosshart; one sister, Gladys Grosshart. She is survived by a daughter, Ruby Louise Wiskur and her husband, Kenneth, Warsaw; four step-grandchildren, Shelby, Colby, Pearl and Luke; two step-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 18, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery, near Urich.

DOLL, Ralph Raymond
1909-1999
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph Raymond Doll, 89, formerly of Urich, died Friday, March 12, 1999, in Harrisonville. Funeral services were held Monday, March 15, at the Consalus Funeral Home, Urich. Burial was in the Mullin Cemetery, near Urich. Mr. Doll was born August 20, 1909, in Henry County, the son of John E. and Clara Belle (Mock) Doll. Mr. and Mrs. Doll owned and operated a grocery store in the Lucas community from 1946 to 1955 when they moved to Lee's Summit. Mr. Doll was a street department supervisor for the City of Lee's Summit for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Ruby Wiskur, Warsaw; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Doll and Margaret doll, both of Urich, and many nieces and nephews who were very fond of him. Mr. Doll was preceded in death by a son Raymond Kent Doll, and three brothers, Edward L., Max F. and Elton H. Doll.

DOLL, Rebecca May JOHNSTON
1902-1985
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. May Doll, 83, Urich, died Friday at a hospital in Warrensburg. She was born in Vernon, Texas, and lived near Urich before she moved to Kansas City in 1941. She returned to Urich in 1965. Mrs. Doll was an inspector for Montgomery Ward & Co., Inc. in Kansas City before she retired in 1965. She was a member of the Urich Church of god. Her husband, Albert H. Doll, died in 1972. She leaves two sons, Francis W. Doll, El Paso, Texas, and Arthur E. Doll, Littleton, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. Alberta Sharp, Higginsville, Mo., and Mrs. Roberta Atchley, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Fred Johnston, Montrose; three sisters, Mrs. Theta Walker, Rolla, and Mrs. Violet Zehnder and Mrs. Margaret Colson of Montrose, seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at the Ward Funeral Home, Urich; burial in the Urich Cemetery.

DOLL, Ruby MORGAN SADDLER
1910-2012
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2012 - Ruby Morgan (Saddler) Doll was born August 29, 1910, in Spring Grove to Velva (Campbell) and Joseph C. Morgan. She started school in 1916 with the first grade class at Moore School and was always a big booster of Moore School. She graduated in 1929 from Appleton City High School. Ruby married Paul Saddler of the Mt. Hope community and to this union two daughters were born: Shirley Ann and Patty Jo. During the 1950s she worked for Dr. W.H. Ellett and Dr. Robert Slickman. Ruby was married August 30, 1956, to Herman Doll of Urich. They enjoyed 27 years of a wonderfully happy life together. Ruby was especially proud that all of her grandchildren are college graduates. Kay, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri at Columbia, Suzanne, a Master's from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and David, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Her great-granddaughter, Sarah, is currently a pharmacology student at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Ruby lived for three years at the Appleton City residential care facility and her remaining 12 years were spent at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center where she passed away May 7, 2012, at 101 years of age. Ruby and Herman especially enjoyed Christmas visits from Herman's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a faithful and devoted member of the Clinton Church of Christ. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Opal Spears, and her son-in-law, Leroy Crayton. She is survived by her daughters, Pat and husband, Frank Montgomery, Calhoun, and Shirley Crayton of Appleton City; her grandchildren, Kay Crayton of Kansas City, Suzanne and husband, Taylor Bush, Blairstown, David Montgomery of Clinton; one great-granddaughter, Sarah Bush; one sister, Pearl Young of Appleton City; one niece, Kathy Young of Hawaii, and one great-niece, Heather Berry of Harveyville, Kansas. Funeral services were held at Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Friday, May 11. Interment was in Appleton City Cemetery.

DOLL, Viola Ruth ENOS
1914-1998
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Viola Ruth Doll, 84, Butler, MO, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at Medicalodge of Butler. She was born July 11, 1914 to James V. and Ruth Lentz Enos in Adrian. Mrs. Doll, one of six children, grew up in Adrian and graduated from Adrian High School. On February 17, 1935 she married Orville Christian Doll. Mr. and Mrs. Doll owned and operated Doll Implement in Butler from 1951 until their retirement in 1976. They spent winters in Texas for several years until 1992 when Mrs. Doll had open heart surgery. She attended the Church of the Brethren in Adrian and was a member of the Rebekahs. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Orville Christian Doll of Butler; one son, Dale Doll and wife Charlotte, Joplin; one daughter Doris Lefevre and husband Sam, Butler; two brothers, Frank Enos and wife Mary, and Jim Enos and wife Betty, all of Adrian; two sisters, Lila Alexlou of Kansas City and Lela Minnick of Lee's Summit; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Verna Pearl Enos. Funeral services were Friday, July 17, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

DOLLARD, Tom
1941-2011
Tom Dollard, 70, of Windsor, Missouri, died late Saturday evening, December 31, 2011, at his home in Windsor. He was born November 17, 1941, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Wesley Lee Dollard and Lenora Elizabeth (Danner) Dollard. On October 25, 1963, in Kansas City, Mo., he married Judith Ann Poole and she survives of the home in Windsor. Tom was an over-the-road truck driver for 23 years, working for several companies including Armour Food Express. He also worked as an automotive mechanic in Windsor for Walker Ford for 13 years and for Gardner Body Shop for 8 years. He enjoyed farming with Stanley Egbert and worked for 5 years with his uncle as a race car mechanic. He served in the United States Army picking up unexploded ordinance. He was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, serving in numerous ways including teaching Sunday School; as a church Elder; Deacon; and also served as Chairman of Congregation for a time. Tom was formerly a member of the Windsor American Legion. He loved CB radios, and being in the outdoors, hunting and fishing. In addition to his wife, Judy, survivors include 2 sons, Kelly Michael Dollard, Spavinaw, Oklahoma; and Tracy Lee Dollard, Langley, Ok.; 2 daughters, Koni Gohn and Tonya Dempsey, both of Windsor, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clarence Bryan Dollard, Windsor, Mo.; 2 sisters, Jewell Iles, Kingsville, Mo.; and Dixie Hayes, Oak Grove, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Saundra O'Brien. Memorial services will be Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Windsor. Burial will be at a later date.

DOMBROW, Leone Marie PARADIS
1932-2006
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 10 2006 - Leone Marie Dombrow, daughter of Albert Andrew and Margaret Mary (Green) Paradis, was born on September 12, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois. She died at Golden valley Hospital, Clinton, on October 23, 2006, at the age of 74 years. She was married to William Edward Dombrow, who preceded her in death on February 11, 2002. She worked as a receptionist at the Clinton Community Center. She was a member of the Golden valley Hospital Auxiliary and she attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Leone is survived by two sons, Thomas Dombrow, Clinton, and William Dombrow, St. Paul, Minnesota; three daughters, Cheryl Barnson, Windsor, Linda Gahlbeck, Burlington, Illinois, and Laura Comperda, Batavia, Illinois; one sister, Eileen Blaney, Schaumburg, Illinois, and 12 grandchildren. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, October 27. Inurnment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

DOMBROW, William Edward
1932-2002
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2002 - William E. Dombrow, son of William D. and Esther Clemenson Dombrow, was born April 11, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, and died February 11 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was a veteran, serving in the Koren Conflict with the United States Army. He lived in St. Charles, Illinois, where he owned and operated Ridge Builders Construction. He was a member of Sheet Metal Local 265 in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to Clinton eight years ago. He was preceded in death by his father and his mother died February 10, 2002, just one day before he died. He is survived by his wife, Leone of the home; two sons, William Dombrow of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Thomas Dombrow of Clinton; three daughters, Cheryl Barnson of Windsor, Linda Gahlbeck of Hamshire, Illinois, and Laura Comperda of Batavia, Illinois; one sister, Sandra Dodson of Belle Vista, Arkansas, as well as nine grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, February 16. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery.

DONAGHY, Robert David "Bob"
1947-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 2 2005 - Robert (Bob) David Donaghy passed away suddenly on February 1, 2005. He was involved in a head-on collision. Bob was born on September 20, 1947. He was raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His higher education consisted of office system operations and ambulance and emergency care. Most recently he had graduated from Alberta Bible College with a Bachelor of Religious Education and Christian Education degree in April 1996. He became an ordained minister also on April 23, 1996. He was a member of Pi Alpha Mu, the honor society of Canadian Bible Colleges. He had also attended Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism. On May 26, 2001, he married Joanie Donaghy, making her a very happy lady. Bob is survived by his wife Joanie, and two stepsons, Donn and Andrew Arthurs of Ontario, Canada. He is also survived by a sister Jeanette; brother-in-law John David Rodie, and nephew Christopher, and two nieces, Laura and Karen, all of Ontario. Bob had touched many lives through the 57 years he had resided in this world. He had been involved in Big Brothers, Boy Scouts Canada for 16 years and he had done prison ministry. He had been involved in starting many successful groups, including Pioneer clubs. He had been a member of Toastmaster International in Alberta. He had also developed and taught "Wilderness Emergency Care" at Humber College in Toronto, and also wrote a manual to correspond. Prior to entering full-time ministry, Bob had been a paramedic both as a provider and as a supervisor. He had founded a teaching consultant business (Lifeline Survival Education Ltd.). He had been a teaching master for Humber College in Toronto and as an instructor for the Ontario Heart Foundation. He had also held two administrative assistant positions. Bob had many pastimes, including birding, hiking and orienteering. He loved to be in the great outdoors. He also loved to save lives, first physically through being a paramedic and then through leading people to Jesus Christ. He and his wife came to Missouri where they were called to pastor a church in Windsor. In the past two years Bob had touched many people's lives. I believe he will continue to do this also through his death. Bob had been involved with many churches here in Clinton but most recently was a member of Allen Street Baptist Church in Clinton and had opportunity to preach there, plus be involved in other ministries, including Celebrate Recovery. Bob will be sadly missed by many people who knew him and loved him dearly. Memorial services were held at the Allen Street Baptist Church Sunday, February 13.

DONNOHUE, Ruby Della PIEPMEIER KIRK
1911-2008
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Ruby Della Donnohue, daughter of Clyde Cecil and Gertrude Ann (Laney) Piepmeier, was born December 29, 1911 in Appleton City, Missouri. Ruby departed this life peacefully December 21, 2008 at Appleton City Manor at 96 years of age. Ruby was united in marriage to Emerson Kirk December 23, 1939 in Calhoun, Missouri. They moved to Jefferson City, Missouri in 1958 where they made their home. Ruby worked for the State Board of Cosmetology as a Cosmetologist during this time. In 1970 they moved back to Appleton City where Mr. Kirk later passed away. Ruby and Vern Donnohue were united in marriage August 1, 1980 in Appleton City. Ruby was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church and attended until her health failed. She was also a member of P.E.O. Chapter CC. She like playing bridge and loved traveling with her husband and friends. Ruby was a great cook and enjoyed sharing her gift with her family. Preceding Ruby in death were her parents; both her husbands; her two brothers, J.D. Piepmeier and C.L. Piepmeier; her sister Pearl Kilmer; and one niece Nancy Piepmeier. Survivors include a brother-in-law Jim Kilmer of Hannibal, Missouri, a sister-in-law Jean Piepmeier of Appleton City, Missouri, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

DONOHUE, Ida May MORRIS
1872-1907
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO, Sep 5 1907 - Just at the dawn of day August 30, 1907 the angel of death hovered around the home of Walter P. Donohue and took from him his beloved wife Mrs. Ida May Morris Donohue. She was born in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana May, 12, 1872, moved to Missouri with her parents in her girlhood days and settled near Lucas, and was reared to womanhood in that vicinity. She was united with the M. E. church at Lucas in November 1892 and has since lived a devoted Christian life. She was married to Walter P. Donohue March 30, 1899. To this union were born five children, two of whom preceded her to the Heavenly home, both dying in infancy. A father, two sisters, Miss Jennie of this city, Mrs. Josie Gragg of McAllister, Oklahoma, two brothers, H. L. Morris of Clinton and Louis Morris of Lucas, three children, Zella, Oliver and an infant babe and a loving and devoted husband are left to mourn their loss. She was always loving, gentle and kind and will be greatly missed by her neighbors and friends.

DOOLEY, Beulah G. LOYD GRINDSTAFF
1905-1994
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beulah Loyd Grindstaff Dooley was born October 2, 1905 in Leesville, the daughter of Will and Mary (Foster) Loyd. She died Monday, January 17, 1994 at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 88. Mrs. Dooley was a homemaker. She was a member of the Clinton Assembly of God Church. She is survived by four sons, Grover Lee Grindstaff, Grafton, Va., Robert L. Grindstaff, Clinton, Justin W. Grindstaff, Humansville, and Howard F. Grindstaff, Windsor; a daughter, Beulah Elizabeth Glass, Charleston, S.C.; one sister, Susie Sizemore, Springfield; sixteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, January 20, 1994 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

DOOLY, Mildred ALSPACH
1904-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mildred (Alspach) Dooly, 87, died Thursday, November 12, 1992, at the home of a graduate in Acton, California. Mrs. Dooly resided in Clinton in the late 20s and early 30s and was employed by the telephone company. Services were Monday, November 16, at Turner & Stevens Chapel in Alhambra, California. Among the survivors is a sister, Iva Birdsong, Clinton. Another sister, Helen Price, Clinton, preceded her in death.

DORMAN, Charles Douglas
1853-1938
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Charlie Douglas Dorman, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Dorman, early pioneer residents of Clinton, died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday from pneumonia, after an illness of five days. A cold had gone into flu from which pneumonia developed. Mr. Dorman was born at Quincy, Ill. and came with his parents to Clinton as a small boy, when Clinton was but a prairie settlement. He attended the St. Louis University, where he became a Catholic. for many years he was in the sewing machine and piano business, prior to which he was in charge of the St. Louis branch of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. He had been retired many years. Funeral services were at the Dorman home, corner of Franklin and Water streets, on Tuesday and was laid to rest in the family lot at Englewood. Messrs. Will, George and Oscar and Miss Emma Dorman of Clinton, Mrs. L. H. Phillips of St. Louis and two nieces survive. Mrs. Phillips and Miss Udolpha Phillips of St. Louis, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Mullaly of St. Louis County were in Clinton for the funeral.

DORMAN, George Harris
1858-1938
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 1938 - George Dorman died at 11:15 Monday, December 12, in the same house where life began for him almost 82 years ago, corner of Franklin and Water streets. He had been in failing health for more than a year, and late Sunday afternoon started up the stairs, when his strength must have failed and he fell into the back hall, severely injuring himself. Miss Emma Dorman and Oscar, unable to lift him, called L. B. Driggers from across the street, John Simmons came with him and together they got Mr. Dorman to bed but his suffering was intense and the next day his devoted sister and brother realized death hovered near, the third visitation to their immediate family in less than a year. George Harris Dorman was the middle son of Jerubial Gideon and Udolpha Miller Dorman, influential pioneer citizens of Clinton whose family is interlinked with all the early history of the town and county. He was born January 28, 1857, at the Dorman home, oldest residence of Clinton, and as a lad attended the local schools and on the Sabbath, Sunday school in the morning at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and in the afternoon at the Baptist church. He was a friend-maker from his youth, a good mixer, courageous and brave. One Sunday, coming home without his coat and vest, he told his father that he had given them to a boy who needed them much more than he did. As a young man his first business venture was a general mercantile store in Montrose where he made a host of friends, many of whom still remain. He was a rover by nature, however, and loved travel. In Colorado and the northwest United States he was an auctioneer some years, associated with Senator Ed Levitt and Charlie Graff. He then formed a surveying company and surveyed and established the towns of La Palmas and Tucson, Arizona. He next went to Central America where various interest engaged him, then traveled in the eastern states, for a time being in Plymouth, Conn., with relatives. Late years found him again in Clinton, where life moved to its close. He was a man of vigorous constitution and the brightness of his mind never dimmed. At the annual December banquet of the woodman Lodge last Wednesday he was present and made an address. He had dropped membership in other lodges years before. Surviving Mr. Dorman are a sister, Miss Emma, and brothers, Oscar of the home, W. H. Dorman of North Main Street, Clinton; sister, Mrs. L. H. Phillips, and two nieces, Miss Udolpha Phillips and Mrs. J. Mullaly, all of St. Louis.

DORMAN, George Washington
1859-1935
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1935 - George W. Dorman, descendant of one of Henry County's oldest families, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, January 10, at the ancestral Hancock-Dorman home a mile northwest of Clinton. George Washington Dorman, son of Rebecka Hancock and Matthew Dorman, was born January 20, 1859, in Henry county, where the greater part of his life was spent. The historical old home where he lived was built by George Washington Hancock in 1858, and during his life it was renowned for its lavish hospitality. Mr. Hancock deeded to the Christian Church the lot on which that first house of worship was built at a cost of $6,000. Later this lot became the property of the Clinton high school and the auditorium-gymnasium now stands there. Geo. W. Dorman and his brother, John, lived together in the old home at the death of the former. The family was always noted for its generosity, gladly sharing with others that the world might be happy. George Dorman attended Clinton Academy and was a graduate of the University of Missouri. His education continued by the constant perusal of good books which the entire family studied constantly. Mr. Dorman was a prolific reader and could talk learnedly upon almost any topic suggested. After the death of the husband of Mr. Dorman's sister, Mrs. Virginia Dorman Golden, the family shared the home with her and her only child, now Mrs. Belle Golden Blanchard, of Humansville. This daughter was given every advantage of culture and refinement that comes from constant association with men of wisdom and the reading of books which induced thought. In writing the obituary, one old timer recalled the mad stone which belonged to the Dorman family which was supposed to prevent the development of rabies when applied to the wound made by the bite of a mad or rabid animal. The stone was secured from an old gold prospector whom Matthew Dorman met while taking treatments for rheumatism at Hot Springs. The prospector had traded for the stone with the Indians and according to Indian legend, the stone was taken from the stomach of a white deer. It was oval in shape and porous. A physician at New Orleans gave Mr. Dorman $500 for half of the stone after it was sent to new Orleans to prevent rabies in one of the members of a prominent family. Mr. Dorman brought his half home and people from miles around were rushed to the Dorman home for the use of the mad stone when bitten by an infected animal. A fee was charged those who were able to pay, but all were treated whether they could pay or not. Often months would pass and no one would come, then a mad dog would get loose in the community and dozens of people would flock to the stone. As far as can be determined by those who knew of the mad stone, no one ever suffered from hydrophobia after the application of the stone. If memory is correct, if the top of the wound was healed, an abrasion was made so blood would come on or near the wound. The stone was then applied to the wound and remained until soaked full of the virus, when it dropped away. The stone was then put in fresh milk and as the poison soaked out, the milk became green. The stone was repeatedly soaked until the milk remained white, then all the poison was gone. Once a man brought his boy to the Dorman home for use of the mad stone. He was well-to-do and paid for the treatment, but with him he brought a mother and nine children, a poor family all victims of a rabid dog. The group of ten remained at the Dorman home for two weeks for the healing application of the stone, and they were given the same kindness and hospitality the wealthy man and his son were given. For many years George Dorman lived on a farm near Garland, delighting in the solitude that he might meditate upon the written words of the great masters. He was reticent, finding more happiness with his books than in associating with people. Surviving Mr. Dorman are a brother and a sister, John B. Dorman of Clinton, and Mrs. Chas. Davis of near Windsor, the last of 12 children. There is also his niece Mrs. Belle Blanchard of Humansville, and the five children of Mrs. Davis and a great niece, Mrs. Everett E. Keith of Columbia, daughter of Mrs. Blanchard. The funeral was held at the Wilkinson Funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Olsen in charge. Burial was in Englewood.

DORMAN, Jerubial Gideon Judge
1818-1910
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 12 1910 - Judge Jerubbal Gideon Dorman died February 4, 1910 in his 92nd year. He was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, July 17, 1818 and with his father, the Rev. Mathew Dorman, a devout and noted Baptist preacher, moved to Gallatin County, Kentucky where he grew to manhood and at his death, was the last of nine brothers and sisters, all of a generous and noble character. His early manhood was spent in river traffic on the Green, Ohio and Mississippi rivers, with headquarters at Quincy, Illinois and his fortunes were varied. In 1849, he started to California by water but was wrecked off the coast of Central America and continued the trip overland through Mexico and returned by way of Cape Horn. He was of French, English and Scotch descent. Guezot's history speaks of Jean Dorman and his two brothers, who were chancellors of France under Chas. Fifth about 1363. In 1372, the college of Beauvois of deDorman was founded by three brothers of the name of Dorman - one being bishop of Beauvois, one archbishop of Angiers and the other chancellor of France. John deDorman, prince cardinal, died in 1373. Sir Wm. deDorman distinguished himself by advocating the cause of King John XI of France. Thus it will be seen that among his French ancestry are found the founders of the first institution of higher education in all France. In England and Scotland, the family were always active in state and church and in 1642 four of the Dorman brothers came to America, settling eventually in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Maryland. His grandfather, Mathew Dorman, with two brothers, John and Major, were in the Revolutionary War, while some of their New England relatives adhered to king George. On April 12, 1852, he married Mrs. Udolpha F. Eagle of Quincy, Ill. and in 1856 they moved to Clinton, where he established a general store, the first in Henry County, his goods being shipped to Boonville by boat and overland to Clinton and when the M.K.&T railroad was built, the first freight brought over that line was a car load of goods for his store. He was a member of the first school board ever organized in Henry County and in 1860, was elected county judge. In the early days of the civil war he was captain of the Home Guards and preserved the muster roll as a relic. In 1846, he was a delegate to the State Democratic Convention in St. Louis, was, was elected representative in 1872, when he advocated many measures on behalf of the people and drafted a road improvement bill which unanimously passed the House and Senate, and long remained the law of the state, unchanged. He helped to organize the First National Bank, now the citizens' Bank, served as president for a time and remained a stockholder until his death. He leaves six children - Charles D., William H., George H., O. M., Miss Emma Dorman and Mrs. Victoria D. Phillips of Girard, Kansas, and one stepson Edw. Eagle, all of whom were at his bedside when he passed away. In early life, he joined the Odd Fellows and for many years has enjoyed the unique distinction of being the oldest member in the state. The funeral was Sunday at his residence, with Rev. A. N. Lindsey in charge, and his brethren of the order bore him, with many beautiful floral emblems, to his final resting place in Englewood. Thus passed away a noted landmark of our time, a pioneer of whom it may truly be said that his life was gentle and the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world: "This was a Man."

DORMAN, Mathew
1821-1892
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 27 1892 - Matthew Dorman was buried in Englewood last Sunday, after a funeral at the Christian Church. He was born Oct. 21, 1821 in Gallatin county, Ky. and moved to Missouri in the spring of 1841 and to Clinton in 1854 and was the youngest member of a large family of whom his brother, J. G. Dorman of this city, is now the only surviving member. He served in the Mexican war and was a soldier in Gen. Price's army. His health had been failing for two years and his death came after patient waiting and was not an unwelcome guest. He leaves four sons and three daughters, who homes have always been in Henry County. Few men have seen the changes or experienced so much of life in the short space of 70 years. So genial and generous was his nature that wherever his pathway led, he never ignored an opportunity to help a comrade or found himself without a friend.

DORMAN, Oscar McClellan
1862-1939
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1939 - Oscar M. Dorman, for man y years a well known figure in Clinton and Henry County, suffered a stroke Saturday while at supper, from which death resulted at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 1939. Mr. Dorman was only slightly conscious following the stroke and death quietly claimed him without pain. Oscar M. Dorman was born March 10, 1862 in Clinton, youngest son of notable pioneers, Judge Jerubial Gideon and Udolpha Miller Dorman. He received his early education in Clinton and as a boy worked in the McKee book Store for some time then went to Poughkeepsie, New York, where at Eastman College he completed his schooling. Following graduation he traveled extensively, returning to Clinton later, where he assisted in the management of his father's mercantile store on the north side of the square, which at one time had been the only general mercantile store in Henry county. Later he directed his energies to the management of the family farms and property. Mr. Dorman was a good neighbor and friend, thrifty and shrewd in business acumen, regularly attended the Baptist Church. He was a good conversationalist, who at all times enjoyed visitors and visiting and often entertained distinguished guests in the historic family home at 302 West Franklin Street which is closely interlinked with much early Clinton history. Surviving Mr. Dorman is but one of the four brothers, W. H. Dorman, who last week celebrated his 84th birthday and two sisters, Mrs. L. H. Phillips of St. Louis and Miss Emma Dorman of the home, Clinton; two nieces, Miss Udolpha Phillips and Mrs. Thomas Mullaly, also of St. Louis, only remaining members of this old family. Funeral services were conducted at the family home. Burial was at Englewood.

DORMAN, Rebecca J. HANCOCK
1833-1889
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 1889 - Death of Mrs. Dorman - Mrs. Rebecca J. Dorman was, in the midst of health, stricken down by apoplexy shortly at 2 o'clock Thursday, April 18. She had busied herself about the yard for sometime in her usual good spirits and had made no complaint and had returned to the house to attend to her usual duties. While there, her son Sterling went into the same room for a moment and they were talking together when she exclaimed: "Mercy! what a headache." He immediately turned to her, but only in time to see her clasp her hands to her forehead with words, "0h! my head," and sink down upon a chair. As she started to fall, he caught her but consciousness was gone. She was taken out into the fresh air, then placed upon a couch and cold water freely applied to her head and face. Medical aid was immediately summoned but Dr. Jennings pronounced her dead, from a rupture of one of the larger blood vessels in the brain. She was the only daughter of G. W. Hancock, Sr. who has for years been living with her at the old homestead, one mile northwest of Clinton. She was born near Owenton, in Owen county, Kentucky, on the 20th day of May, 1833. When 12, she joined the Christian Church and always had a pure and earnest life. She married a Matthew Dorman February 1st 1849 in her 16th year and was the mother of 12 children, seven now living. Her brother John B. Hancock, had that recently moved to Brownington. She has relatives in a dozen states, but most live in Kentucky, in and around Owenton and Lexington, and here in Henry County. Her sudden death has occasioned the deepest grief.

DORMAN, Sterling Price
1861-1931
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 1931 - Sterling P. Dorman died at his home a mile northwest of Clinton on the old Dorman farm formerly the Hancock place, at 9:05 Wednesday morning. He had been in failing health for several years, and on July 14th became acutely ill, and was brought to Clinton by his brother, George, for a slight operation. He gradually grew worse and passed into a state of coma Friday, and Wednesday morning gradually quit breathing. Sterling P. Dorman was born on the Dorman farm near Garland, February 22, 1861. His maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hancock then lived on the place now known as the Dorman farm, where he died, and it was during the Civil war that they went to the farm near Garland, after their daughter, a young mother, and her small children, of whom Sterling was one, bringing them into the shelter of their loving home, as her husband, Matthew Dorman, was serving in the Confederate army at the time. It was a beautiful old homestead, built in the early fifties, with a chimney at one side of ante-bellum architecture. It still stands, having housed through these many years, the three generations, the Hancock's, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Dorman, and their children. For many years, it has been the bachelor quarters of s. P. Dorman and his brother, George, who is now left alone. Sterling was intellectual and eager for knowledge, attending the Clinton schools, later the Lamkin Academy, from which he graduated, then the University of Missouri, getting his A.B. degree in 1887. He then attended the School of Law at the University, and took his LL. B degree a few years later. He was a brilliant student, and had the best knowledge of Missouri history and Missouri law of any man in the state. He served as clerk in the state legislature of Missouri for a number of terms, and some of the laws of Missouri are from the bills that he drew while there. He taught for several years in his youth. As a student, he was a member of the Athenean Literary Society, the only literary society that has continued since the founding of the University, and was active in debating. He was ever interested in his Alma Mater, and at times when the alumni of the county would give banquets or dinners to promote interest in that university, he was the first one to give his share, and to do all possible to persuade young people to enter there. With all his fund of knowledge, his wants were simple and Sterling remained gentle and kind, always willing to help a friend, generous with his fund of knowledge. His memory was marvelous, and he could entertain one for hours with stories of historical interest, poems, or whatever one might ask him about. Every newspaper and magazine of the day came to his home, and he was ever informed on the happenings of the day. Not only was he interested in reading but also in outdoor life. He applied his scientific study off horticulture in developing his orchard, and some of the largest peaches and pears of Henry county came from his place. He had also studied agriculture, and knew the best kind of corn for seed, where it could be procured, and would grow the best. For nearly fifteen years Sterling was employed as secretary in the office of John A. Gilbreath, attorney-at-law. Many will remember him trudging about the streets of Clinton, but the picture that will linger longest is the one he made sitting in that office, meticulously preparing his work, interested in every detail. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lula Davis, of near Calhoun, two brothers - George, who lives on the home farm, and John Dorman of Des Moines, Iowa. All were at his bedside when death came. The funeral services will be conducted at the Sims Funeral Home Thursday afternoon, and the burial will be in Englewood.

DORMAN, Udolpha F. MILLER EAGLE
1830-1906
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri - Mrs. Judge J. G. Dorman died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter in Girard, Kansas, age 76 years and one day. Deceased was one of the earliest residents of our city, having passed over a half century in our midst. She was respected and beloved by all; and with the tears of sorrow over her loss will be mingled pity for her aged consort left companionless, and sympathy for her children. Mrs. Dorman's health has been far from good for several months unfavorable symptoms manifesting themselves ever since a severe fall last winter. Some two weeks ago she conceived the idea of spending her 76th birthday with her daughter Mrs. L. H. Phillips in Girard, Kansas. The children deemed the risk a great one in her enfeebled physical condition but finally consented and she went to Girard, July 19th. The following Monday evening she was taken with a severe chill which caused alarm. Next morning her daughter, Emma, was called to her bedside and on Wednesday Charles and Oscar Dorman followed, leaving George to be with their father. She continued to sink, and after having her wish spending her birthday on Sunday with Mrs. Phillips, she fell into rest eternal the next morning. Mrs. Dorman was born in Ridgeville, Frederick county, Maryland, July 29, 1830. In 1852 at Quincy, Ills., she was married to Mr. Dorman, who had just then returned from California. To them were born six children. Judge and Mrs. Dorman came to Clinton in 1855, and made their home with us from that time. Hand in hand have they journeyed down life's pathway until the sad time of parting came. The sympathies and words of consolation that can be expressed to our aged friend are all too inadequate. But the parting will be a brief one. A merciful God who has spared them so long for each other will soon reunite them never again to be parted. The body will be brought to Clinton on the M.K.&T. flyer tonight. Notice of funeral will be given later.

DORRANCE, Leamon Leonard Jr.
1912-1991
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leamon L. Dorrance, Jr., son of Leamon L. Dorrance, Sr., and Laura Williams Dorrance, was born July 9, 1912, at Versailles, Mo. He passed away October 15, 1991 at the Sycamore View Nursing Home at the age of 79. Leamon attended High School in Clinton and also attended two years of college. Mr. Dorrance had a lifetime interest in flying. He got his pilot license in 1935 in Clinton. During the early 40s, Leamon was a test pilot for Lockheed in San Diego, Ca. He was a member of the Missouri Air National Guard during World War II. He married Dorothy Jane Shelby of Bates City. She preceded him in death in 1944. July 4, 1946, Leamon married Henrietta Sullivan near St. Louis. While in St. Louis, he worked for Gaylor Box & Container Company. In the mid 40s, he had a flying school in Kirksville, Mo. In February of 1960, Lee and Henrietta moved to Clinton. In Clinton, he was appointed manager of the newly constructed Clinton Municipal Airport. Together Mr. and Mrs. Dorrance operated the Firestone Tire Company in Clinton until the business was sold in 1965. Henrietta preceded him in death March 19, 1990. His love of flying was shown in the organizations he belonged to. For over 40 years he was a member of the Q.B.'s The Antique Airplane Association held his membership for 25 years. He was also a member of the Swift Museum Foundation for 15 years. Lee was a private flight instructor and pilot and operated an air transportation business. Survivors include one son, L. L. Dorrance III of Corona, Ca., and one daughter, Patty LaBounty, of Clinton; also 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 18, 1991 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

DORRELL, Jessie Amanda FERRELL
1919-2011
Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Roscoe Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2011 - Interment services were held Tuesday, May 10, 2011, for Jessie Mandy Dorrell of Clinton at the Sheldon Goodrich Mortuary in Osceola. Jessie Dorrell was the wife of Cecil Dorrell. Cecil is the son of Maxwell and Maude Dorrell of the area and Jessie was buried in Pleasant Springs Cemetery in Oyer, not far from his parents and other family. Jessie was born July 24, 1919, in Hagerville, AR, and lived there until 1930 when she moved with her parents, Joseph and Lula Ferrell, shortly after 1930 to the Plattsburg and Kansas City area. She married Cecil Dorrell in 1967 and moved that year to Safford, AZ, where she was a loving wife and homemaker until retirement and moved back to the Tightwad and Clinton area in 1992. Jessie Dorrell is survived by her husband Cecil Dorrell, and her children, Orville Eugene Farr of Safford, AZ, Gerry and Deana Farr of Springfield, MO, Donnie and Kathy Grimes of Pima, AZ, and Kem and Linda Farr of Hectorville, OK. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley Graham; her sisters, Pauline Cotton and Hazel Ferrell, and her brother Joe Ferrell.

DORWARD, Alexander
1841-1892
Dodge County WI, Mar 11 1892 - Death of an ex-soldier - Alexander Dorward died at his home near Neosho, Dodge Co., Monday morning, Feb. 29, 1892 aged 51 years. His last disease was heart trouble, supplemented with dropsy. Deceased was born at Latham, Scotland, Dec. 15th 1841, and the following year came with his parents to America. They resided four years in York State and then came to Wisconsin and settled on the farm which has since been his home. He was married to Miss Lewella Wilson, July 4th, 1869. Their union was blest with two daughters Flora and Lettie. Mr. Dorward was a soldier in the late rebellion and rendered distinguished service as a member of the 7th, Wis. Battery in the army of the Cumberland. He was a great favorite and was highly respected by his comrades in arms, as indeed, he was with all who knew him in the routine of civil life. It is thought that the disease which called him to a premature grave, was induced by hardships connected with his army life. His illness was of a long duration and of a very painful nature, yet he endured it all without a murmur, and was sustained by the buoyant hope that he would eventually recover until the final end was near. His funeral, largely attended, took place from the M.E. church at 10 o'clock in the forenoon Thursday of last week. The burial services were conducted by the Masonic fraternity, of which society deceased was an honored member. Burial services at the church. A beautiful floral wreath, presented by the Masons, and containing the emblems of their order adorned the casket. To the aged parents, the wife and children who weep in common the loss of a loved son, husband and father the heartfelt sympathy of a wide circle of friends is sincerely extended in their darkest night of sorrow. - NOTE: Sarah Luella (Wilson) Dorward, Flora (Dorward) Campbell, and Orlettie (Dorward) Schiller had moved to Henry County by 1895, and are buried in Montrose Cemetery, Deepwater Township.

DORWARD, Loretta Jay KNIGHT
1914-2007
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Appleton City MO - Loretta Jay Dorward, daughter of Albert Harrison and Lena Maude (Parsons) Knight, was born June 17, 1914 in Taberville, Missouri. She died at Greene Haven in Springfield, Missouri Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 92 years of age. Loretta married Clarence Dorward on September 1, 1933. She lived nearly all her life in the Appleton City, Missouri area and attended Ohio Christian Church. Loretta enjoyed being a farmer’s wife and was a very hard worker. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. Preceding Loretta in death was her husband, Clarence, her parents, her brothers, Ralph Knight and Forrest Knight, and her sister Geneva Parsons. Survivors include her son William Dorward of Columbia, Missouri, two daughters, Nettie Drummond of Springfield, Missouri and Janice Clark of Decatur, Alabama, six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

DOSS, James D.
1930-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 26 2006 - James D. Doss, Acworth, Georgia, died Tuesday, January 3, 2006. A memorial service was held Friday, January 6, at the Mayes-Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home Chapel in Marietta, Georgia. He was born in Leeton on March 3, 1930. He was the son of James and Gladys Doss. He attended schools in the Calhoun and Windsor area. He married Shirley Rhoads of Clinton on November 4, 1951. They had two sons and one daughter. He joined the United States Air Force in 1947 and retired in June 1968 at the rank of Master Sergeant. In 1968, the family moved to Marietta, Georgia, and he worked for the Austin Company of Atlanta, Georgia. He retired from the Austin County after 27 years as district purchasing agent. He is survived by his wife Shirley, Acworth, Georgia; two sons, James Vernon Doss of St. Augustine, Florida, and Terry William Doss of Leesburg, Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Susie Doss Nichols and Dwayne of Woodstock, Georgia; grandson, Nick Doss of Troy, Ohio; two granddaughters, Brandie Doss of Longwood, Florida, Leslie Doss of St. Augustine; two sisters, and three brothers.

DOSS, Shirley Louise RHOADS
1929-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 15 2008 - Shirley Louise Rhoads Doss, 79, Acworth, Georgia, died unexpectedly at the Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Georgia, on Friday,Oct. 3, 2008. She suffered a massive heart attack the previous afternoon. Shirley was born in Columbus, Kansas, on Aug. 9, 1929, the daughter of Holland William and Inez Kauble Rhoads. She was educated in the public schools of Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1946. She was married to James D. Doss on Nov. 6, 1951. Shirley attended United Methodist churches in Acworth, georgia, and Dunnellon, Florida. She belonged to several social groups, including the Red Hats. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Dwayne Nichols, Woodstock, Georgia; sons, Vernon, Jacksonville, Florida, and Terry of Leesburg, Florida; brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Wilma Rhoads, Westerville, Ohio and Marvinand Ronna Rhoads, Clinton; four grandchildren, brandie, Leslie, Laree and Nick; two great-grandchildren, Jake and Kaylee, and several nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 3, 2006; her parents; a sister Doreen Ford, and a brother Jim Rhoads. A memorial service was held at Mayes-Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home Chapel, Marietta, Georgia, on Sunday, Oct. 5.

DOTSON, Fern R.
1910-1998
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 2 1998 - Mrs. Fern R. Dotson, 87, Osceola, died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was a retired aerospace worker. She is survived by husband, Virgil, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Moore of Osceola; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 3, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Freeman Holsapple Cemetery near Collins.

DOTY, Myron Adrian "Ron"
1925-2002
Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Aug 6 2002 - Myron "Ron" Adrian Doty, 76, Branson, died Friday, August 2, at the Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson. He was born December 13, 1925, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Rhoada Ann Knebel Doty and Martin Wesley Doty. A World War II veteran, he joined the United States Navy December 14, 1942. He served in the South Pacific aboard the USS Bunker Hill and operated LCM boats beaching Marines. He was honorably discharged as a Coxswain from the Navy December 1, 1945. He was involved in law enforcement for many years. He served as Deputy U.S. Marshal for the then-Alaska Territory, director of State Emergency System of Alaska, as well as city police officer, deputy sheriff and security officer for several municipalities and counties in Missouri. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Doty, who died in 1990. He is survived by his only child, son, Keno Doty, and his wife, Amanda, Springfield; and his companion, partner and best friend, Ronda Goodman, Branson. Graveside services were held Tuesday, August 6, at the Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe.

DOUGHERTY, Maxine INMON
abt 1918-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Maxine Dougherty, 74, Merrillville, Ind., formerly of Olathe, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1992 at a hospital in Merrillville. Services will be at Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel, Kansas City; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Dougherty was born in Springfield and lived in Olathe until moving to Merrillville in 1988. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Olathe. Her husband, Charles Dougherty died in 1981. Survivors include to sons, Charles Dougherty, Shawnee, and Jerrold Dougherty, Calhoun; two daughters, Bonnie Johnson, Merrillville, and Joyce Menefee, Alvin, Tx.; a brother, John Inmon, Newport Beach, Ca.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

DOUGLAS, Dorothy Alice OECHSLI
1912-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Alice Douglas, 82, Windsor, died Thursday, January 12, 1995, at the Raymore Healthcare Nursing Home. She was born September 4, 1912, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the daughter of Clarence Elmer Oechsli and Myrtle Emma Mullen Oechsli. On June 29, 1932, in Windsor, she married Harris J. Douglas, who preceded her in death October 7, 1987. Mrs. Douglas, with her husband, was co-owner and operator of the Windsor Hardware Store from 1952 until their retirement in 1984. She taught piano for over 35 years and was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Windsor Chapter No. 102 O.E.S.; Grand Cross of Color, Windsor, was a charter member of the Rainbow Chapter in Windsor and a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an Honorary Junior College Academic Sorority. She is survived by two daughters, Diana L. Creach, Peculiar, and Carol A. Meyers, Lee's Summit; three granddaughters, one grandson, six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Theresa; three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Erin and Heather; two brothers, Clifford and Orden. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 15, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DOUGLAS, Ellen Augusta GARRETT
1867-1936
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Ellen A. Douglas - Mrs. Douglas died at her home in Leeton, Mo., Saturday, March 21, 1936, at 2:30 p.m. of paralysis. Saturday morning, March 14th she arose as usual, but soon realized something was wrong. After calling her neighbor, unlocking her door and reaching a chair, she became helpless, and just gradually grew worse until the end. Ellen Augusta Garrett was a daughter of pioneer parents, Mr. James W. Garrett and Ann Perry Garrett, and was born Sept. 6, 1867. She and Henry J. Douglas were married Sept. 28, 1882, and two sons were born to them: Frank E. and Arthur G. Her husband died Feb. 20, 1905, and soon thereafter Mrs. Douglass sold her farm, which was the old Garrett home, and moved to Windsor. In June, 1920, she united with the Sardis Primitive Baptist church at Leeton, and two years later purchased the home where she died, moving there in order to be near the church which she loved and served will all her heart and hands until her death. Of her family there are left to mourn her passing one brother, W. A. Garrett, and two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Russell, of near Windsor, and Mrs. Anna L. Botts, of Sedalia. Also her sons, Frank E., wife and family of Columbia, and Arthur G., wife and family of Kansas City. She left seven grandchildren and one great grand child. Funeral services were held at the Huston-Turner Chapel Sunday afternoon, March 22nd. Interment was made in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

DOUGLAS, Gertrude
1903-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gertrude Douglas, 89, Kansas City, Kansas, died Saturday, November 28, 1992, at the Shawnee Gardens nursing home. Services will be Tuesday at the Simmons Chapel. Mrs. Douglas was the mother of Charles R. Douglas of Clinton.

DOUGLAS, Patria "Pate"
1918-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 9 2005 - Patria (Pate) Douglas, 87, Windsor, died Sunday, August 7, 2005 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born January 17, 1918, in Windsor, the daughter of Pines Shelton Douglas Sr. and Agnes Delia (Grogan) Douglas. She worked at United Telephone company for over 20 years and was a clerk at Vincent's Shoe Store in Windsor for 20 years. She was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church, Windsor. She is survived by her sister Maxine Rains, Windsor; three nieces, a nephew, six great-nieces and a great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Pines Shelton Douglas Jr.; two sisters, Pan Douglas and Winnie Naylor. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 11, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DOUGLASS, Earl J.
1890-1918
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The body of Earl Douglass was the first Henry County boy's to be brought home from France and among the first to arrive in U.S. It arrived in Clinton Monday morning with Mr. Griffin, who was military escort, and he with American Legion guarded the body while it lay in the Christian church. The funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Monday afternoon. Earl Douglass was born in Saline County, Missouri 28 years before his death and came to Clinton with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Douglass, when he was a year and a half old. He grew up in Clinton and had many friends as he was a bright, happy lad, who readily made friends. He quit school in his Junior year and spent about 6 years in California previous to his enlistment in the Army. His friend and comrade from Kansas City has told Earl's folks that he contracted a severe cold in a six hour march to the boat to sail for France, which was April 26 1918. He was sick on the way over developing pneumonia. They landed May 10 and he died May 15, 1918, at Brest, France. Thus was ended a brave young life, it being doubly tragic as disease claimed him before he could fight for his country as he so desired. He is survived by his parents, sisters Mrs. Clay Dow and Mrs. Marion Turk of Clinton; Mrs. Mae Ryan of Kansas City; and brother Frank Douglass of New York.

DOURTY, David Adlie
1936-2004
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2004 - David Adlie Dourty, 67, Clinton, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born in Kansas City on February 18, 1936, the son of Charles E. and Audry (Stevens) Dourty. He was an auto mechanic most of his life, but was currently employed by Daycom Telemarketing in Clinton. He had lived in Clinton since 1987, when he moved there from Holden. He had served in the United States Army during the 1950s and was a member of Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. He leaves one daughter, Debra Dourty, Clinton; one brother, Donald Dourty, Independence, and one grandson. He was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond, Harold and Ira Dourty. Graveside services and burial were Friday, January 30, at Holden Cemetery.

DOURTY, Ira Edward
1932-1999
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 9 1999 - Ira Edward Dourty, 67, Clinton, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born April 1, 1932, in Independence, the son of Charles E. and Audry (Stevens) Dourty. He had lived in Independence, Holden and Brownington before moving to Clinton three years ago. Mr. Dourty worked as a general laborer. He is survived by two brothers, Donald Dourty, Independence, and David Dourty, Clinton, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and burial will be Saturday at Holden Cemetery.

DOUTHIT, Marilyn H. HOUSTON
1925-2005
Baxter Springs Cemetery, Baxter Springs, Cherokee Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 2 2005 - Marilyn H. Douthit was born June 10, 1925, in Forrest City, Arkansas, the daughter of Chester and Minyon (Fisher) Houston. She died at her home in Clinton on August 8, 2005, at the age of 80 years. Marilyn was a registered nurse working in the surgery department of Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Dale Douthit on January 14, 1989. She is survived by on daughter, Becky Douthit and companion Kenny Hendrick of Clinton; one son Chester Dale Douthit and wife Angie, Clueiston, Florida; one grandson Aaron Douthit of Fayette, as well as two sisters-in-law, June Douthit of Baxter Springs, Kansas, and Carol Houston, Chanute, Kansas. Graveside services and burial were held at Baxter Springs Cemetery, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on Friday, August 12.

DOVE, Ann Elizabeth
abt 1942-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ann Elizabeth Dove, 55, Leawood, Kansas, died Sunday, June 1, 1997. Mrs. Dove was building a home in the Delmar neighborhood west of Clinton. She attended the First Presbyterian of Clinton when she was in this area and sang in the church choir for the Christmas service. She is survived by six grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 7, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, with burial in the Mt. Moriah South Cemetery. She liked this area and had hoped to make her home here.

DOWDY, Judith WILLIAMS
1944-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Judy Dowdy, 67, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., formerly of Windsor, Mo., died early Thursday morning, December 29, 2011, at the Lee's Summit Medical Center, Lee's Summit. She was born January 11, 1944, in Sedalia, Mo., the daughter of James Oliver Williams and Juanita (Witte) Williams. She was married to Charles Thomas "Tom" Dowdy and to this union 2 sons were born. Mrs. Dowdy had worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for several years and had also worked at the Avon Packaging Plant in Kansas City, Mo., for several years. She enjoyed knitting, especially making afghan quilts. Survivors include 2 sons, David S. Dowdy and his wife Lisa, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; and Chris Dowdy and his wife Stacy, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; 4 grandchildren, Noah Dowdy; Jadyn Dowdy; Casey Dowdy and Charlie Dowdy; a brother, Jim Williams, Overland Park, Kansas; a half brother, George Martin Balko, Kansas City, Kansas and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be Monday, January 2, 2012, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

DOWELL, Anderson
1840-1925
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Pioneer Citizen Gone - Anderson Dowell was born in Breckenridge County, Hardensburg, Kentucky, March 2, 1840, and passed away June 19 1925, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ida Stevenson, in LaDue, Henry County, Mo., and who so willingly, and lovingly, attended her father's every want that loving hands could do, until the messenger came to summon the sufferer to the Heavenly home where there will be no more sorrow. Mr. Dowell was 85 years, 3 months and 17 days of age at his death, having spent the most of his life in Missouri. When a youth of 16 years of age, he moved with his parents from Kentucky, to Mercer County, Illinois, and there he grew to manhood. Here he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Aires Maxie, June 10 1864, and three daughters came to this union. The first one died in 1894, and two survive him: Mrs. Ida Stevenson, of Paola, Kansas, and Mrs. Dora Mills, of Parks, Texas. There were eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. C. T. Lawson, of Pasadena, California, and one brother, Abner Dowell, of Prescott, Washington, besides many nephews, nieces and a large number of friends. He was one of a family of ten children: five brothers, and four sisters, all of whom grew to be strong men and women, except the youngest, who died in infancy. He was a quiet, unassuming man, who was generous to a fault. Was always jolly, and had a kind word for every one he knew. He loved little children very much and he had lived to see little children grow to manhood, womanhood, to be fathers, mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers, having lived in this community since the fall of 1869. He loved to turn old mother earth and plant seeds, then watch them grow with great satisfaction. He enjoyed church services as long as he could hear. He was a charter member of the LaDue Christian Church, and loved to live under her shadow, and always loved her rulings. He, like the sturdy oak, had stood the heat of many summers, and the fury of many winters, but grew tired, and is now resting and we consign all to the Lord who doeth all things well, to be revealed in His own time. His wife preceded him to the better world August 22, 1917, and lived to see many friends pass on. Rev. A. N. Lindsey, of Clinton, Mo., delivered a beautiful sermon at the LaDue Christian Church June 20th, and the remains were tenderly laid to rest by the side of his wife in the LaDue cemetery at the close of the services.

DOWELL, Jennie Darnell SMITH JOHNS
1844-1933
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jan 5 1933 - Mrs. Jennie Dowell died Tuesday morning in the Poague building, where she had been cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Anna Boyles, 21 months. Miss Jennie Darnell Smith was born in Illinois. She would have been 89 years of age had she lived until June 25. She was married to Andrew Johns 65 years ago and three children of this marriage survive: Mesdames Eva Marr, Kansas City, Mo.; Neva Roberts and Anna Boyles, Clinton. A son Lee, died. Mr. Johns passed away eight years after their marriage and she remained a widow until 1898, when she married Clove Dowell of LaDue. They lived at LaDue for several years, then came to Clinton, and he died in 1916. Deceased was a good Christian mother, who early left a widow, reared her children with highest ideals. For 50 years she had been a faithful member of the United Brethren church. Mrs. Dowell is survived by a sister Mrs. Marinda Jones, of Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Frank Johns and Owen Boyles, and five great-grandchildren of the Frank Johns family, all of Clinton. The funeral service was conducted at the home of grandson Frank Johns on West Allen street, Wednesday afternoon. Burial was in the LaDue Cemetery beside Mr. Dowell.

DOWLER, Dave M.
1960-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 30 2003 - MSgt. Dave M. Dowler, 42, Windsor, died April 27, 2003, as a result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident on 65 Highway near Preston. He was born August 26, 1960, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Richard "Dick" L. Dowler and Bonnie K. (Sharp) Dowler. He was currently serving in the United States Air Force as a member of the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster. He was a member of HOG (Harley Owners Group), Sedalia Chapter. He is survived by three daughters, Ashley Marie Dowler and Krystina Kathleen Dowler, both of the home; LeAnne Meckna, Omaha, Nebraska; a granddaughter, Hannah Meckna, Omaha, Nebraska; his parents, Richard and Bonnie Dowler, Cole Camp; a sister, Toni Haag and her husband, Larry, Cole Camp; a brother, Ron Dowler and his wife Tina, Omaha, Nebraska; a nephew, Travis Dowler, Omaha, Nebraska; two nieces, Amber and Autumn Rubek, Cole Camp, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 1, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DOWNING, Clayta Kathryn TEATER CALLIS
1928-2002
Centerview Cemetery, Centerview, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 16 2002 - Clayta Kathryn Teater Downing, 73, Chilhowee, died Monday, October 14, 2002, at Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be Friday, October 18, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in the Centerview Cemetery. She was born Sunday, November 4, 1928, near Blairstown, the daughter of George B. Teater and Ollie L. Houston Teater. She received her education in rural Johnson County Schools and graduated from Chilhowee High School in 1945. She continued her education at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg to obtain her teaching degree in education. She retired from the Sherwood-Cass R-8 School District after 40 years as a teacher. She was an active and life member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the local chapter in Warrensburg and Johnson County Retired Teachers Association, life member and past president of Johnson County Historical Society, member of Sedalia Doll Club, West Central Missouri Genealogical Society, Hallmark Krazy Kollectors Club of Harrisonville, Henry County Museum, Chilhowee Senior Citizens Organization, currently as president, Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church and had attended the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Warrensburg. She married Howard Downing August 11, 1962, in Chilhowee. He survives of the home. She was preceded in death by her parents and first husband, Edward Callis, Jr.

DOWNING, Howard J.
1928-2005
Centerview Cemetery, Centerview, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 19 2005 - Howard J. Downing, 76, longtime Chilhowee resident, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, in Benton County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born April 25, 1928, in Chilhowee, the son of John Downing and Effie May Downing. He was a 1945 Chilhowee High School graduate. He worked many years at Hamilton Automotive in Warrensburg and retired from Stahl Specialty after 25 years of service. He was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Warrensburg and the Martin Warren Chapter of the sons of the American Revolution, also in Warrensburg. He had been mayor, councilman and city clerk for the city of Chilhowee and also Republican Committeeman. On August 11, 1962, he married Clayta Kathryn Teater, who died October 14, 2002. He is survived by many cousins and a very good friend, Ruth Downing. Funeral services will be Friday, April 22, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in Centerview Cemetery.

DOWNING, Ina L.
1915-2004
Shiloh Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 26 2004 - Ina L. Downing, 89, Warsaw, died Thursday, November 25, 2004, at Bothwell Regional Health Care Center, Sedalia. She is survived by two sons, Jack Downing, Warsaw, and John Downing, Phoenix, Arizona; two daughters Martha Dwyer, Warsaw, and Beth Halsey, Warrensburg; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Maxine Ward and Christine Lindsay, both of Clinton, Margaret Cook, Warsaw; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday, November 28, at Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, near Warsaw.

DOWNING, Mary Jane DAVIS
1863-1939
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Downing, former Henry Countian, who had made her home the past 17 years with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. McElwee, at Sparks, Nev., died about 3:25 a.m. October 23, 1939, while visiting at the home of a son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Downing, in Portland, Ore. She enjoyed a birthday celebration the day before, on Sunday, and about 11:00 p.m. had a heart attack, living only a few hours. Mrs. Downing had made rapid recovery lately from a stroke of paralysis suffered about two years ago and seemed exceptionally well. Mary Jane Davis was born July 13, 1863, east of Clinton in the Bethlehem community, where she was reared and united in marriage to Frank Alvin Downing, also of the community. To them were given five children, above mentioned, and in addition to Mrs. Hockenberry, a granddaughter, and Bobby, her only great-grandchild, is another granddaughter, Mrs. Sidney Wilson, of Portland, Ore., daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Ahrendt and a grandson, Robert McElwee of Sparks, Nev. Mrs. Downing had returned to Henry County once since going to Nevada and made an extended visit, her headquarters with her sister, Mrs. Cornell, at Montrose. Mrs. Downing was ever a welcome guest, as she was sweet, kindly and gracious, bringing sunshine with her smile. She especially sought out and administered in the homes where sickness or sorrow had entered. She was converted and joined the Bethlehem Church when about 16 years old, and since had faithfully followed the Master's teachings. Her chief interests were centered upon her home and family. The body was returned to Clinton Friday, being preceded here by Mr. and Mrs. McElwee, who arrived last Thursday. Other children coming to Clinton included: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lile and daughter, Mrs. Mildred Hockenberry and son, Bobby, all of Exira, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Downing of Lamar. In addition to these children, Frank Downing of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Downing is also survived by another daughter, Mrs. G. O. Ahrendt, formerly of near Deepwater, now living at Portland, Ore. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. S. E. Moberly, near Clinton; Mrs. William Cornell, Montrose; Mrs. Naomi Vermillion, Brownington. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Spore and Son Funeral Chapel. Burial at Bethlehem cemetery beside her husband. Pall bearers were nephews: William Gutridge of Montrose; B. M. Barr Davis, Kansas City; Edwin and Ellsworth Moberly, Clyde Cornell and Gene Davis.

DOWNING, William H.
1858-1935
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
W. H. Downing died at his home in Deepwater, Friday, February 1, after a brief illness. He was 76 years, six month, and five days old at his death. Mr. Downing was born July 6, 1858, in Pike County, Ohio, and came to Missouri in 1885. He and Miss Rose Downing were united in marriage in 1886, and they were given eight children. Mrs. Downing survives with seven children: John and Ben Downing, Mrs. Lena Loyd and Mrs. Grover Halley, of Deepwater; George and Dick Downing of Cody, Wyo.; and Mrs. H. E. Fewell of Roseland, Mo. There are also 16 grandchildren. Mr. Downing had many friends in Deepwater, won by his character and personality. He was kind and loved by all his friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday afternoon. Interment in the Dunning cemetery. Relatives and friends from out of town who came for the funeral were: Joe and Kenneth Downing and Roy Burton of Warsaw; Edgar Downing and Ernest Suiter of Wisdom; Mr. and Mrs. Bill McElwee of Brownington.

DOWTY, Harold Dean
1931-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Dean Dowty, 80, of Windsor, Missouri, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at the St. Joseph's Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born March 2, 1931, in Franklin, Kansas, the son of Melvin Oscar Dowty and Georgia Dorothy Dee (Ogan) Dowty. On July 5, 1952, he married Wanda Marie Ohlhausen and they were the parents of 3 sons. On June 14, 2004, in Clinton, Mo., he married Barbara Nadine Wilson, who survives of the home. Mr. Dowty served in the United States Army for 22 years, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired as a Warrant Officer (WO2) in 1969. After his military service, he and Wanda traveled across the United States until finally settling down in Windsor. He enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing during his retirement. In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by 3 sons, Harold Dean "Bud" Dowty, Jr., and his wife Eileen, Forest Grove, Oregon; Dennis Dowty, Mt. Pleasant,Texas; and Daniel Dowty, Sedalia, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Johnathan, Tabitha, Matthew, Dennis and David; several great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Dorothy L. Martin, Florida; Glenna Pentola, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Marie Dowty; a daughter, Rebecca Sue Dowty; a daughter-in-law, June Dowty; 2 brothers, Melvin and Ronald Dowty; and 2 sisters, Frances M. McGonagle and Wilma Shippey. Graveside services will be will be Sunday, August 14, 2011, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DOWTY, Wanda M. OHLHAUSEN
1934-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Jul 26 2002 - Wanda M. Dowty, 67, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, July 24, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born August 18, 1934, in Centralia, Washington, the daughter of Chester Allen Ohlhausen and Allie Lou (Green) Ohlhausen. On July 5, 1951, in Pittsburg, Kansas, she married Harold Dean Dowty, who survives of the home. She was a homemaker and with her husband had managed several different convenience stores, where she worked as a sales clerk. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion, Windsor Post #82 and was also a member of the RLDS Church. She is survived by her husband, Harold Dean Dowty; three sons, Dennis Dowty, Windsor, Harold Dean (Bud) Dowty, Jr., Forest Grove, Oregon, and Daniel Brant Dowty, Albuquerque, New Mexico; seven grandchildren, one great-grandson; six sisters, Violet Huse, Patterson, California, Betty Richards, Adrian, Ruth Holloway, Linda Crane and Shirley Bowen, all of Independence, Barbara Baert, Joplin; two brothers, Bill Ohlhausen, Rodgers, Arkansas, and Gary Ohlhausen, Baccaville, California; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Becky Dowty; one brother, Kenneth Ohlhausen, and one sister, Donna Nesbitt. Graveside services will be Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m., at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DOYLE, Fae Alice ELLIOTT
1924-2008
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2008 - Fae Alice Doyle, 83, Clinton, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008. She was born August 1, 1924, in Roscoe, to Frank and Cora Lee (Loftin) Elliott. She attended grade school at Shady Grove and graduated from Roscoe High School in 1941. She worked for Sears Roebuck in Kansas City and in later years was a cook in nursing homes and the Clinton Senior Center, until retiring in December 1989. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her mother on July 3, 1954, and her father on February 25, 1991; a brother, who died at birth, and sister-in-law, Sadie Elliott; nephews, Philip Nolan Elliott in 1950 and James Kent Elliott in 1999. She is survived by two daughters, Rita Kaye Doyle, a missionary in Arizona, and Connie Raye Bailey and husband Glover Jr., Calhoun; two grandsons, Travis Elton, Springfield, and Christopher Wayne Bailey and wife Caitlin, Calhoun; one granddaughter, Kaitlyn Marie Doyle, Arizona; two brothers, Theodore S. (Scottie) Elliott and wife Lena, El Dorado Springs, and Ralph Elliott and wife Fern; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

DOYLE, Jack
n/a-1911
Clinton MO - Uncle Jack Doyle, an aged Negro, probably the oldest resident of Henry County, died very suddenly the morning of July 5. He had been in his usual state of health and had been in town on the fourth. His wife was awakened by his gasping and in a few moments he was dead. Mrs. Doyle, who is known as "Aunt Darcie" says Uncle Jack was 115. He was a faithful, good old darkie and had many white friends. He leaves a wife and two sons.

DOYLE, John R.
1846-1935
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
John R. Doyle, who has for some years made his home with his daughter and husband, Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Peelor, on South Third street, went from their house Saturday noon to the garden where Dr. Peelor was working. Dr. Peelor, hearing an unusual noise, turned to see Mr. Doyle in distress and by the time he reached his side Mr. Doyle fell, his heart having failed. Dr. Peelor called his next door neighbor, Arthur Lee, with whose help he carried Mr. Doyle into the house, where a few minutes later, he breathed his last without recovering consciousness. John R. Doyle was born near Sparta, Tenn., July 29, 1846, the son of Merrell Doyle and Mahala Wallace Doyle, where he spent his youth and received his early schooling. He continued his education at Burrell College and only a few days ago received an invitation to attend his class reunion at the old college. In 1867, as a young man of 20, he came to Missouri, to Sedalia, as that was the nearest railroad station to Clinton at that time. He came on to Clinton by team and was first employed by the firm of Dan Doyle, his brother, and Mr. Avery at the northeast corner of the square. In a few years he was sent to Brownington by the firm to manage a branch store. From Brownington he returned to Clinton in two years to a position in the Miskimmons Dry Goods Store on the north side of the square, which will be remembered by older citizens. While in Brownington he united with the Baptist church in 1887 and on his return to Clinton, transferred his membership to the Clinton Baptist church. He was a firm Christian and always a regular attendant until the last few years. He was trustee of the church many years. February 4, 1875, he was married to Matilda Churchill Everett of the Thornton family, born at Thornton's Ferry near Mt. Zion, but living in Clinton with her mother at the time. To their union, were given two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Peelor, South Third street, and Mrs. Lawrence Brown, East Clinton street. After the death of Mrs. Doyle November 15, 1919, he made his home with Mrs. Brown, his younger daughter, until five years ago when he went to the Doctor Peelor home to live. He had enjoyed very good health, though three years ago he suffered a severe breakdown and heart attack. The devoted care of his loved ones, together with the best medical care, restored him to good health for his advance years. He was able to walk up town each day and always took an active interest in the garden. He is survived by two daughters, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mr. Doyle was a fine appearing gentleman, erect and energetic, living up to all the Southern traditions that were his natural heritage. His character was fine, all his dealings strictly honest, his devotion to his family beautiful, his habits modest and quiet, a man who numbered his friend: few but very sincere, his life spelled that which was good and ennobling. He was the last of his family, his brother, Dan, having died in Long Beach, Calif., in November 1934. The funeral services were conducted at the Peelor home Sunday. He was borne to his last rest in Englewood by his four grandsons, Doyle and Jimmy Peelor, Paul and Herbert Brown, also J. F. Shoemaker, George Crews and J. P. Cecil.

DOYLE, Matilda Churchill EVERETT
1855-1919
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 1919 - Mrs. John R. Doyle Died - At her home on East Clinton street at 8:20 a.m. last Saturday, with heart trouble and paralysis. She had a stroke last February, then got better and able to be up, but was stricken again in August and was bedfast ever since. She was born near Thornton's Ferry, southeast of Clinton on Nov. 7, 1855. Her maiden name was Mattie Everett. February 4, 1875, she was united in marriage to John R. Doyle. They lived in Clinton awhile, then moved to Brownington, where they lived several years, returning to Clinton, which had been their home ever since. She was converted and united with the Baptist church in 1867 and had been a faithful, consecrated Christian ever since. Hers was a gentle spirit and she ruled her home by love and kindness. She was ever ready to do what she could for the church, lending a hand and heart to all of its activities. She is survived by her beloved husband and their two daughters, Mrs. Ed C. Peelor and Mrs. L. W. Brown. She also leaves five grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. A. R. Everett, who has made her home with her daughter for many years. she has just one brother, Rev. John Everett, of Memphis, Tenn., who was here during her illness but who had returned home before she died. The funeral services were conducted at her late home on East Clinton St., Sunday afternoon, after which her body was laid in Englewood.

DOYLE, Russell L. Rev.
1922-2002
Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Apr 9 2002 - Rev. Russell L. Doyle, 79, Lee's Summit, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Wilshire of Lakewood Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 11, at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, with burial in Floral Hills East Cemetery. He was born May 19, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was a Southern Baptist minister and pastored several churches in the four states surrounding Missouri, with the last church he pastored being Long Branch Baptist Church, Odessa. He was also a case analyst for the State of Missouri in the Division of Family Services. He was a member of the Country Meadows Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William L. and Lettie Mae Doyle; his first wife, Virginia C. Doyle, and a daughter, Marilyn Doyle. He is survived by his second wife Wilma R. Doyle, of the home; daughter Gloria L. West, Ft. Meyers, Florida; son and daughter-in-law Ronnie L. and Robin L. Doyle, Lee's Summit; stepdaughter and son-in-law Sharon and Kerry Clements, Louisville, Kentucky; stepson David Brown, Lee's Summit; four sisters, Virginia Boudreau, Clinton, Madeline Harms, Lexington, Wilma Hix, Clinton, Laverna Siercks, Kansas City; one brother William L. Doyle of Warsaw; one brother-in-law, C. M. Wilson of Aurora, Colorado; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

DOYLE, William Loyd "Bill"
1932-2003
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2003 - William Loyd "Bill" Doyle, 71, Warrensburg and formerly of Warsaw, died Monday, February 24, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg. He was born February 4, 1932, in Hardin, the son of William Lincoln Doyle and Lettie Mae (Stewart) Doyle. He was a salesman for Faeth Hardware in Kansas City for 23 years and a security guard at Interstate Bakeries, also in Kansas City, for several years. During his college years, he spent a summer working as a fireman in the North Idaho Mountains and a summer as a food buyer for Yellow Stone National Park. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, near Roseland. He is survived by four sisters, Madeleine Harms, Lexington, Virginia Bourdreau and Wilma Hix, both of Clinton, Laverna Siercks, Kansas City, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Russel L. Doyle. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 26, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, near Roseland.

DRACH, John Jr.
1842-1935
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
JOHN DRACH JR, SUCCUMBS FOLLOWING FALL AT HOME -- Deceased Was Prominent As a Henry County Public Office Holder -- Was Public Administrator For 36 Years -- John Drach, Jr., esteemed and prominent Henry county public office holder for many years, died at his home, about a mile and a half north of Clinton, Saturday, January 19. A few days previous to his death he fell at his home and fractured his hip, and his 92 years would not permit his recovery. John Drach, Jr., named for an uncle, was born May 20, 1842, in Pittsburg, Penn. With his parents he went to southern Illinois, near Murphysboro, 17 years later, and he remained in Illinois until 1867. Mr. Drach's father, a German, was a stocking weaver by profession. The family came to Henry County in 1868 and made their home on the 200-acre farm known as the old Armstrong place near Lucas. Five brothers and one sister of the family lived here for several years and farmed. Later they moved near Clinton. In 1870, John Drach, Jr., served as justice of the peace in Fields Creek township, also was road overseer, collector and constable of that township. About 1888, Mr. Drach was nominated and elected public administrator, and held office continuously with the exception of eight years, from 1896 to 1904, until he retired in December, 1932, after 36 years in this office. His work called for considerable legal knowledge and an unwavering attention to duties of the office. At his retirement he was the oldest county office holder in the state. A Democrat, Mr. Drach was a staunch advocate of all the principles of this party and voted consistently for the Democratic candidates. His father voted for Polk for president in 1844. Upon retiring, Mr. Drach stated that he was unregretful of anything that had occurred during his long term as public administrator. His record stands out as a spotless index to a life's career lived cleanly and honestly, without favoritism to any group or leader. He never made a political campaign. The voters knew his rugged honesty would never fail them after he assumed the responsibilities of office. Aside from his public office, Mr. Drach was a prominent farmer of this county. He introduced the Duroc Jersey hog to the farmers here by raising them extensively. At one time he had 100 hogs. His reputation as a fine livestock breeder extended to cattle, which he fed in large numbers to ship to the market. He retired from active livestock raising in 1910. Mr. Drach's record both as a private citizen and as the holder of an elective office is one that is seldom attained and never surpassed. Surviving Mr. Drach is a sister, Miss Kate Drach, who is seriously ill at the home with bronchial pneumonia. The past several years, Thad Taylor has lived with the couple and cared for them as they became enfeebled with age. There is also 10 nieces and two nephews. Two nieces, Mrs. Harry Power and husband of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Anna Bowman of St. Louis, came for the funeral. W. J. Seifried, of Clinton, is a cousin. Funeral services were at the Sims Funeral Home, Tuesday afternoon, and burial was in Englewood.

DRAGOO, Sylva E.
1903-1991
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Graveside services will be held Tuesday, October 15, for Sylva Dragoo, 88, at the Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln. Mrs. Dragoo died Sunday, October 13, 1991, in Sabetha, Kansas. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Topkees Funeral Home in Sabetha, Kansas.

DRAKE, Dal
n/a-1913
Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Apr 25 1913 - Dal Drake a prominent citizen living near Johnstown, Bates County, died Monday morning about five o'clock. The funeral services were held in Johnstown Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock, interment in the Johns town cemetery. The funeral services were under the auspices of the Johnstown Masonic lodge of which deceased had been an honored member for many years. His family and the community have lost one whose presence and influence was always on the side of the right and for human welfare.

DRAKE, John Eugene
1947-1991
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John E. Drake, 44, Cole Camp, died Friday, September 13, 1991, at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia. He was born in Clinton and had lived in Montrose before moving to Sedalia and the Cole Camp area 10 years ago. - John Eugene Drake died September 13, 1991, at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia. He was employed by Otten's Small Engine Company in Sedalia. Prior to that he sold insurance, automobiles and real estate in the Sedalia and Clinton area. He had worked for Combined Insurance Company, Stayton Chevrolet Company, Bill Greer Ford and formerly had been a licensed real estate salesman. He was born August 16, 1947, and was the son of Ray S. Drake and Katherine Ruth Drake. He was born in Clinton at the old Wetzel Hospital. He grew up and received his elementary and high school education in Plymouth, Illinois. There he joined the United Methodist Church. After graduation from high school he attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg for two years. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Sedalia Moose Lodge. He was very interested in sports and the outdoors, including softball, golf and hunting. As a boy, he spent his summers on the farm with his grandparents and uncle in Montrose and continued to always enjoy the farm. From those happy experiences, his interest in engines and mechanics developed and carried on into his adult life. Survivors include his daughter, Andrea Ruth Drake; his mother, Katherine Ruth Drake; his uncle, Kermit Boyd, and many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, September 16, 1991, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. The burial was held at the Bear Creek Cemetery in Montrose.

DRAKE, Katherine Ruth BOYD
1912-1995
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Katherine Ruth Drake, daughter of John A. and Mary Ruth (Nida) Boyd, was born July 29, 1912, in rural Montrose, and died March 19, 1995, at the Golden valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 82. Katherine graduated from Clinton High school and attended the Warrensburg Teachers College and taught school for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Drake, in 1961; her parents; one son, John E. Drake in 1991, and one brother, Allie Boyd. She is survived by one brother, Kermit Boyd of the home; two sisters, Laura Francis Morris, Montrose, and Mary E. Duewel, Belton; one granddaughter, Andrea Ruth Drake, Cole Camp. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Thursday, March 23. Burial was in the Bear Creek Cemetery, Montrose.

DRAKE, Marcia D.
1947-2004
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2004 - Funeral services for Marcia D. Drake, 56, Osceola, will be Tuesday, May 25, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial will be at the Osceola Cemetery.

DRAKE, Maurine MARTIN
1908-1991
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Maurine Martin Drake, 83, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 1991, at the Warsaw Health Care Center after a brief illness. She was born on August 3, 1908, near Lincoln, the daughter of James Martin and Anna R. Wilson Martin. Upon graduating from Lincoln High School she attended college at Warrensburg and taught school in the Lincoln-Ionia area until her marriage. On January 9, 1931, at Kansas City, she was united in marriage to Robert S. Drake and shortly thereafter they moved to Warsaw. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Warsaw, where she taught the Keystone Sunday School class for 33 years. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death in 1980. She is survived by three children, Robert S. Drake, Jr., of Warsaw, James R. Drake of Lincoln and Ann K. Breshears of Warsaw; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Webster Martin of St. Louis, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Reser Funeral Chapel in Warsaw Friday, August 16. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw.

DRAKE, Russell W.
1918-1991
Richmond Memory Gardens, Richmond, Ray Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Russell W. Drake, 73, Lawson, died Thursday, November 21, 1991, at the Lathrop Health Facility. He was born August 10, 1918, at Huntingdale in Henry County, son of William and Katherine Godwin Drake. He married Doris Stonner of Richmond on February 23, 1952. She survives at the home. Three daughters survive, Barbara Chandler of Glen Haven, Colorado, Brenda Coons of Pleasant Valley and Beverly Brown of Lawson; three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Roger Drake, and a sister, Lucy Ann Hutchens. He was a warehouse man at Mo-Boy Chemical Corporation for 25 years before retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Lawson United Methodist Church. He lived in Kansas City from 1945 to 1952, then moving to Richmond, then to Lawson in 1958. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. funeral services will be Sunday at the Lawson United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens.

DRAKE, William Covington
1877-1957
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William C. Drake, known to all his friends and even casual acquaintances as "Bill," died Mar. 31 in Kansas City where he had made his home the past five years. For a year Mr. Drake had been in the Westport Nursing Home, growing progressively worse until the end came and he slipped into his long sleep. Services at the Vansant Funeral Home Apr. 2. The body was laid in the Paul Cemetery at Huntingdale. William Covington Drake, son of Charles and Lucy Covington Drake, was born Oct. 20, 1877, at Huntingdale where he was reared and farmed all of his early and middle life. Apr. 12, 1912, Miss Kathryn E. Godwin became his wife and they made their first home 2 1/2 miles east of Huntingdale. To their union were born three children: Two sons, Charles Roger and Russell Wayne Drake of Kansas city and Richmond, Mo., respectively; and one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Hutchens of Kansas City. Surviving with his children are six grandchildren; a half-brother, Royston drake of Little Rock, Ark.; and two nephews, Robert Salmon of Downey, Calif., and John W. Salmon of Kansas City who were reared by the Drakes and were like brothers in the family. The late Lindsey Salmon of Clinton was one of these nephews. A lifelong Democrat, affable and kind, generous to a fault, Bill Drake will be remembered long and warmly by long lists of friends. As an office holder and Henry County recorder of deeds from 1934 to 1942, he was a sincere friend and party worker and his tenure in the courthouse is pleasantly remembered. Gentle, manly and courteous, he had an instinctive gentleness of manner and fine heritage that made him generally loved and liked. His family members were in Clinton and in Huntingdale for the services, and were joined by many fellow mourners.

DRAMANN, Thelma Jean CAMPBELL
1929-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 30 2004 - Thelma Jean Dramann, 74, Gladstone, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born November 15, 1929, to Lillie Moulder and John T. Campbell of Windsor. On June 30, 1951, she married Lionel E. Dramann. She is survived by three children, Pastor Larry and wife Jonda Dramann, Lafayette, Colorado, Carol and husband John Kidd, Kansas City, and Linda and husband Michael Healey, Stanley, Kansas; six grandchildren, Ashley, Sarah, Aaron Dramann and Jason, Barbara and Anna Kidd; one great-granddaughter, Lily Kidd; two brothers, Kenneth W. Campbell, Warrensburg, and Maurice W. Campbell, Clinton, and one sister, Bercha Mae Flippin, Windsor. She was preceded in death by her parents, John T. and Lillie Campbell. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 1, at Northland Baptist Church, 7101 NW Waukomis Drive, Kansas City. Burial will be at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DRAY, Charles E. "Chuck"
1931-2008
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Charles (Chuck to his friends) E. Dray, age 77, passed from this earth on Monday evening, July 21, 2008, at his home near Warsaw, MO. He is now with his beloved wife, Marilyn, and they can play their favorite game of cribbage once again. He was born May 11, 1931 in Youngstown, OH to Charles and Ruth Douglass Dray. His family moved to Chicago, IL where he grew up and attended school. He joined the Marine Corps in November 1951 and served proudly as a SSGT, working as an aircraft engine mechanic, during the Korean War, until his discharge in November 1959. In December 1953, he married Marilyn Jean Pride, who preceded him in death April 2002.They made their home in southern California, where they raised their four children. He drove a truck for many years until retiring in 1994 at which time they moved to their home near Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles, in 1952 and his mother, Ruth, in 1992. Chuck is survived by his brother, Earl Dray of CA, two sons, Charles C. Dray of Warsaw, William E. Dray, his wife, Dee of FL, two daughters, Pamela J. Randall, her husband, Rob, of TX, Susan M. Dray of the home. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Carrie of SC, Christopher, Tony and Dawn all of CA, Wendy of MS, Elijah of NY, Ashlee of NC, Andrea of MO, Taylor of TX and Brandi of MI, seven great-grandchildren and many other family and friends. Graveside services and interment will be Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri.

DRECKMAN, Olive P. DOAN
1905-1995
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Olive P. Dreckman, 90, Denver, Colorado, died Wednesday, September 27, 1995, in Denver. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 5, at the McLane Chapel in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, with burial in Englewood. Mrs. Dreckman is survived by a son, Phillip Dreckman of Denver, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Lois Dreckman; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a brother, Lester Doan, and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Dreckman of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Dreckman and a son, Frank J. Dreckman.

DRECKMAN, Phillip E.
1937-2014
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2014 - Phillip E. Dreckman, born January 1, 1937, died at age 77 on January 25, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank E. and Olive; his sister, Genevieve (who died at two days old); his brother Frank J., and his sister-in-law, Lois. He remained single. He is survived by his nephew, Frank W.; his nephew, Jim; his niece, Vicky, and his grandnieces and grandnephews, Nancy, Rachael, Dean, Scott and Bea, as well as many loving family members and friends. He enjoyed family gatherings, movies, theater, reading, music, and traveling. He traveled quite a bit, especially to Europe and Hawaii. Although he was a loyal American and of German decent, he had a great interest in British royalty and ancestry. His favorite movie was "Gone With The Wind," but he also enjoyed Mickey Mouse and Disney movies. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Services will be held Saturday, February 8, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will follow at Englewood Cemetery.

DREW, Edith M. ELLIS ROBERTS
1915-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Edith M. (Ellis) Drew, 93, native of Henry and Washington counties in Missouri and most recently of Camdenton Windsor Estates, Camdenton, Mo., passed away, Thursday, January 8, 2009. Edith was born September 5, 1915, near Coal, Mo., the daughter of LeRoy and Dora May (Peek) Roberts.  Edith was a school teacher for 35 years teaching at several schools including Windsor Elementary School for 14 years and Potosi Elementary School for 12 years, retiring in 1979. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-laws, Marilyn Ellis Ferguson and her husband Dennis, Roach, Mo.; Ruth Ellis Westhoff and her husband Bill, Plymouth, Minnesota; a step-son and daughter-in-law Elwin and Leslie Drew, Texas; 5 grandchildren, Sonja Ferguson Frei and her husband, Eric; Kelly Westhoff Nystrom and husband, Quang;  Brian Westhoff, and his wife, Tamara; Robert Ferguson and Sarah Ferguson; 4 great-grandchildren, Shelby and Hannah Frei and Ella and William Westhoff.  She is also survived by 3 sisters, Elsa Chipman, Perry, Mo.; Vivian Wilson, Clinton, Mo.; Edwina Worsham, of Costa Mesa, California; plus many nieces, nephews and friends.  Edith was preceded in death by her first husband, Virgil "Jake" K. Ellis, of Windsor, Mo., in 1962 and her second husband, Charles E. Drew, Caledonia, Mo., in 1987.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers, Orval Roberts, Elvin Roberts, Kenneth Roberts; 3 sisters, Wilma Brasher, Audrey Roberts and Helen Smith. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 11 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.  Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DRIGGS, Sarah Jane WILEY
1839-1910
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died, Mrs. E. H. Driggs, nee Sarah Jane Wiley, at her home five miles east of Clinton Friday morning, surrounded by her loving husband and four children. She had developed an earache Saturday, the pain going to her throat, then to her lungs and it developed into pneumonia. Born Feb. 14, 1839 in Belmont County, Ohio. Married Mr. Driggs in 1869 and came to this county. Six children, two dying in infancy. The four are are William B. and Albert, both of the Deer Creek neighborhood, Benjamin of Kansas City and Lola of the home. A faithful Methodist. Her body was placed in a beautiful broadcloth draped coffin which was made by her son Ben, who is an undertaker. Burial at Englewood.

DRIGGS, Sarah Louise BOYD
1821-1890
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 27 1890 - Died, in this city, on the 19th, Mrs. Sarah L. Driggs, aged 69, of congestive chill. In 1867, she moved to Clinton with her husband, from Virginia. Five children left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother; Mrs. E. L. Redding, W. A. Driggs, A. L. Driggs, Mrs. John Rust and Mrs. John Goodell. Funeral at the M. E. Church by Rev. Collins and she was laid to rest in Englewood.

DRIGGS, William
1813-1890
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, May 31 1890 - Last Saturday at 12:30 a.m. the spirit of Wm. Driggs passed the portals which we call death, after suffering seven long weeks, his faithful wife anticipating his every wish and surrounded by his children, who cherished him as an indulgent and wise father. Would have been 77 May 30 and attended church Easter Sunday, after which he was taken ill. Born in Connecticut in 1813 and when a small child, moved to Monroe county, Ohio where he married his first wife, who bore him two children - his eldest son, John, who lives in Woodsfield, Ohio, and Mrs. A. Wiley of Nebraska, who was here. His second marriage also occurred in Ohio, where they lived until 22 years ago when they came to Clinton and lived on a farm adjoining town, then five years ago he built a substantial home on South Main. Of the five children of the present union, William A. is a merchant in Clinton, Sophia lives with her mother, Leroy runs a bakery in Nevada and Mrs. Redding lives in this city. Funeral at the Northern Methodist Church and the remains laid away in Englewood.

DRISKELL, A. Gertrude GRAY
1909-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 20 2001 - Gertrude Driskell, 92, Windsor, died early Wednesday morning, September 19, 2001, at Westwood Nursing home, Clinton. She was born April 13, 1909, in rural Windsor, the daughter of William A. Gray and Mary A. (Graham) Gray. On January 1, 1933, in Benton County, she married Walter O. Driskell, who died November 15, 1984. She was a homemaker and farm wife and had also worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for several years. She also was the Springfield Township tax collector and an election judge for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Elsie Gray, Raytown, and Beulah Faler, Clinton, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Hugh, Russell, Kenneth and Wallace, and three sisters, Mabel Doss, Jewell Stringer and Clayta Granneman. Funeral services will be Friday, September 21, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DRITT, Robert W. "Bob"
1945-2005
Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2005 - Robert W. "Bob" Dritt, 60, Long Valley, New Jersey, died Monday, January 3, 2005, at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, New Jersey. He was born January 1, 1945, in California, the son of Eugene B. Dritt and Juanita Mae (Wimer) Dritt. He was a chief financial officer with AT&T for more than 32 years. He served in the United States Army for two years and was of the Protestant faith. Survivors include his son, Chris R. Dritt, Bath, new Jersey, and his daughter, Jaime Dritt, Budd Lake, New Jersey; his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Jack Gold, Windsor. Graveside services will be Monday, January 10, at Knob Noster Cemetery.

DROWN, Roy Elmer Sr.
1896-1996
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy Elmer Drown, 100, Clinton, died Sunday, December 29, 1996, at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 2, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton; burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Drown will lie in state from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Drown was born November 9, 1896, in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Joseph Madison and Margaret C. Knight Drown. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a corporal in World War I. On June 4, 1921, he was united in marriage to Gertrude L. Coffman, who preceded him in death August 12, 1985. Mr. Drown worked for the United States Post Office for over 35 years. After his retirement from the post office, they moved to Clinton to work for his daughter, Jo, and her husband, Charles, at the Diehl Tire Company. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, and the Elks Lodge in Manhattan, Kansas. He is survived by one son, Roy E. Drown, Jr., Sun Lakes, Arizona; two daughters, Sandra J. Carlson, Manhattan, Kansas, and Jo Diehl, Clinton; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

DRURY, Floyd W.
1929-2004
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 30 2004 - Floyd W. Drury, 75, died Friday August 27, 2004 at his home in Clinton. He worked for the State Highway Department in maintenance for 30 years, retiring in 1988. He was preceded in death by his mother Maggie Lou (Cox); father James Frederick; twin brother Boyd; brother Charles and sister Mary Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife Arline of 47 years; his daughter Karen R. Wilson, Clinton; one brother James Drury and wife Elaine, Stover; three sisters, Maggie Lou Simmons, Stover, Atta Mae Kampe and husband Walter, Cleveland, and Linda Hayes and husband Frank, Tipton; sister-in-law Lucy Drury, Bosworth; three grandsons, Robert R. Wilson II and wife Joey, Jason Allen, Timothy Joseph Wilson; two great-grandsons, Dylan McKale and Josiah Taylor Wilson, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, August 30 at 2 p.m. at Consalus Chapel in Clinton with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens.

DRURY, Lois Arline GILBERT HUNT
1932-2017
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Lois Arline Drury, age 84 years, of Clinton, Missouri passed on to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She died at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after being ill with congestive heart failure and double pneumonia. Memorial Services will be Friday, October 20th, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Lois, who mostly went by "Arline," was an only child born in Coal, MO to John and Flossie Gilbert on November 10th, 1932. John was a big coon hunter, but stayed home the night Arline was born and agreed she was a better catch! Arline attended 1st – 8th grade school in Coal, MO. She finished her high school years in Clinton, MO by staying with a friend in town during the week. She obtained a job during this time at Kreisler's working the fountain. Shortly after graduation she married Bobby Hunt. One child was born to this marriage, Karen Raylene Hunt. This marriage did not last. She later married Floyd Wesley Drury on October 19, 1957. Floyd was the love of her life. He lost his battle with cancer and passed on to be with the Lord 13 years ago. Arline worked at Unitog Sewing Factory for 17 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and served many years in the nursery. Arline also ministered through song by joining Spirit Lifters and sang to others at the nursing homes. Arline is preceded in death by her parents John and Flossie Gilbert, and her husband Floyd Wesley Drury. Arline is survived by her daughter Karen Raylene Wilson, 3 grandsons Robert Wilson II, Jason Wilson, Timothy and Courtney Wilson and 7 great-grandchildren, Dylan and Josiah Bucher, Sabrina, Julia, and Weston Wilson, Hadley and Elias Wilson. Arline will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful homemaker and loved to cook and bake for her family.

DRURY, Rosa Lee MACE
1893-1991
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rosa Lee Drury, 98, Adrian, died November 11, 1991 at Adrian Manor, Adrian. She was born March 21, 1893, at Newcastle, NE. In July 1905, she moved with her family to Adrian. They came in two covered wagons, traveling three weeks to reach their destination. On Oct. 28, 1911, she was married at Adrian to Richard "Bud" Drury. Mrs. Drury lived in and around the Adrian and Archie areas except for two years when she lived at Sawyer, Ks. She was a member of the Christian Church, Archie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Barton W. and Lillie Barnes Mace; her husband, Richard Drury, who died Nov. 21, 1968; three sons; a daughter; an infant grandson; and a great-granddaughter; six brothers and six sisters. Survivors include a son, Robert Drury, Archie; two daughters, Velma Murray, Archie, and Marie Mickelberry, Urich; 17 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were November 13 at Atkinson Chapel, Archie. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

DRYDEN, Ruth Ann BUFFINGTON
1940-2007
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Garden City MO - Mrs. Ruth Ann Dryden, of Garden City, Missouri, was born November 6, 1940 in Mexico, Missouri, the daughter of Chester and Laura (Pierce) Buffington. She departed this life Sunday, April 15, 2007, Adrian Manor Nursing Home, Adrian, Missouri at the age of 66 years, 5 months and 9 days. On September 16, 1961, Ruth was united in marriage to James Allen Dryden in Mexico, Missouri. Ruth was a homemaker and a former cashier at the 7-Stop Convenience Store, Garden City. She attended the United Methodist Church, Garden City. Ruth enjoyed going to the Old Cedar Restaurant, loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She moved to Garden City in 1963. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Wayne Dryden on November 6, 1964; a brother, Bob Buffington and a sister, Virginia Parrott. She is survived by her husband, James A. Dryden of the home; a son, James L. Dryden and wife Aimee, Adrian, Missouri; four grandchildren, Crystal Penniman and husband Dan, James P. Dryden, Jeremy Dryden and Scott King; a great-grandson, Tyllen King; other family in Germany, relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Friday, April 20, 2007 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri.

DUBS, Linda J. THOMPSON HAMPTON
1940-2015
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Linda J. (Hampton) Dubs, 74, of rural Lincoln, Missouri, died Saturday evening, February 21, 2015, at her home. She was born October 10, 1940, in Independence, Mo., the daughter of Clifford Gerald Thompson and Helen Lucille (Street) Thompson. On August 31, 1983 she married Ronald W. Dubs and he survives of the home. She graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Mo. Linda worked most recently at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home for over seven years before retiring at the age of 72. Linda was very talented at crocheting which included a sweater purchased by actor Robert Conrad who subsequently wore it in the filming of his television series. She especially loved attending her son Tommy’s wrestling events. Linda loved her country home and the family gatherings such as cookouts and Fourth of July fireworks over the skies of her five acre "front lawn". She loved being outdoors tending to her gardens and flowerbeds. Linda also enjoyed many outdoor activities with friends and family such as fishing and squirrel hunting. In addition to her husband, Ron, survivors include 3 sons, Fred Hampton (Tammy), Wheatland, Mo.; Roy Hampton, Windsor, Mo; and Tommy Hampton (Presley) Windsor, Mo.; 2 daughters, Theresa “Terri” Bassett (David), Frankfort, Germany; and Candi Foster (Joe), Windsor, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Sue Bandy (John) and a brother, Wayne Thompson, all of Lakehills, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her "Pappy" her name for her uncle Thomas Pollard, the former Fire Chief of Independence Mo. A Gathering of family and friends with a Celebration Service will be Friday, February 27, 2015, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Private family burial will be in the Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, Mo., at a later date.

DuCHATEAU, Judith EMICK
1941-2008
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2008 - Judith Emick DuChateau, a longtime resident of St. Louis and formerly of Urich, was born Nov. 12, 1941, in Urich, the daughter of Howard and Madalyne Emick. She departed this life on Nov. 25, 2008. Judith served as the Assistant General Counsel for the American Optometric Association until her retirement in 2006. Judith loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was an accomplished artist, teacher and attorney. Throughout her life she pursued many passions, world travel, gardening and spending time with her many close friends. Judith was preceded in death by her parents. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, Dec. 14, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Cremation with interment in the Urich Cemetery.

DUDDY, Essie May LOFTIN
1916-2001
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 13 2001 - Essie May Loftin Duddy died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, in her home in San Bernardino, California. Graveside services will be at the Urich Cemetery on Saturday, August 18, at 10 a.m. She was born in Vista on February 10, 1916. Her parents, Jeff and Rena Loftin, and one brother, Lewis Loftin, preceded her in death. She is survived by four sisters and two brothers, Helen Coleman, El Dorado Springs, Toby Loftin, Norfolk, Virginia, Fran Porter, Kansas City, Ruthie Kavanaugh, Sonora, California, Tom Loftin, Kansas City, and Judy Vickers, Clinton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and her California friends.

DUDEN, Grant
1869-1889
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 23 1889 - Grant Duden, who left Clinton about three months ago met with a sad accident at Las Cruces, New Mexico on the 16th of last month. He was attempting to board a train and was thrown under the wheels and one foot and leg mangled. Blood poisoning set in and on the 30th he died. Remains brought to Clinton for burial.

DUDEN, Linda BELVE
1841-1902
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 20 1902 - At Home In Heaven - At 2:50 p.m. December 12, 1902, waiting angels bore the spirit of Mrs. J. B. Duden to her Savior. Her frail body had been ill with the fatal malady, appendicitis, nine days, and the spirit was anxious to go to its heavenly home, where the storms of life never enter, nor sorrow, nor weeping. Born in Gernsey County, Ohio June 28, 1841 and her maiden name was Linda Belve; at the age of 12, she moved with her parents to Carthage, Mo. where she lost both parents by death in one short year. She then went to Wayne county, Iowa where later she met her husband, J. B. Duden. They crossed the Missouri line and were married in 1858. Mr. Duden brought his family from Lineville, Iowa in 1896 and they have lived at their present home on North Second street the past six years, making friends of all who knew them and who grieve with them in the loss of a dear wife and mother. Nine children, six are living; the eldest, Loyd, lives at Lineville, Iowa; also the twins, Emma and Emery; Charlie resides at Henryietta, I.T. and Lewis at Centertown, Mo. Miss May, the youngest, is housekeeper and caretaker for her invalid father, of whom the wife's last wish was that he would be the first to join her in the New Jerusalem. The dear departed united with the M. E. Church at 19 and has been a valiant soldier of the cross and at evening time of her life, it was beautifully light. Consciousness was hers to the last and her request was for them to sing Nearer My God to Thee, Jesus Lover of my Soul and Asleep in Jesus. The remains were laid tenderly away in beautiful Englewood.

DUDEN, Mary Elizabeth HALLFORD
1843-1902
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Nov 8 1902 - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Duden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse R. Halford, was born in Moniteau County, this state, February 28, 1843. She was married to C. W. Duden December 22, 1872 and died at Coal November 5, 1902 after an illness of 18 days with typhoid fever. She had lived at Coal over 30 years and will be greatly missed. No one could have been more kind and ready to help the sick and troubled than she. She leaves a husband, six daughters and three sons. All but one son was with her when she died. She also leaves an aged mother, two sisters and five brothers. Her little grandson, Robert Fowler, has been very sick ever since Mrs. Duden's death and no hopes are now entertained for his recovery.

DUDEN, Monna Lucille ADKINS
1891-1930
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Mrs. Dan Duden's Sufferings Ended - The spirit of Mrs. Dan Duden has gone to its maker, and she sleeps with the sweet smile on her face that she ever gave to her loved ones. All earthly pain and the solving of life's problems came to an end at 10:00 p.m. Friday night. She had been in poor health for a number of years. She suffered a stroke of paralysis seven years ago, which left her slightly crippled. About four years ago heart trouble developed which caused serious complications. She was taken to the best of physicians and surgeons, who left nothing undone to effect a cure. However, she became gradually worse and had been bedfast since early spring. A few weeks ago her physician told them that there was nothing he could do when he diagnosed the case, but her loved ones still had hopes and sent her to Mayo's, who gave the same diagnosis that was given by her Clinton doctor. She was accompanied on this trip by her beloved nurse, Miss Margaret Dillon, who also was ever near her for the last six weeks of her life, giving her devoted care. She had often said, "I will go when the leaves fall," and her prophecy was correct as a day or two before she lost consciousness, she looked out of the window and said, "See mother, the leaves are falling." In a few hours she lapsed into unconsciousness. Through all weary weeks, months and hours of suffering, she smiled. Hers was the smile of happiness - a face illumined, for she walked and talked with God. Such a fine strong sprit as hers is rare. She always smiled; her courage was undaunted. What would have crushed others seemed to spur her on. Tuesday before she died she had been delirious, but in that time, those who waited and watched by her bedside could see Heaven through her eyes, and on that day she, who had been so weak, was suddenly given strength enough to sit up in bed and sing "Nearer My God to Thee" as clearly and as sweetly as if she had been singing a solo in a large church. She was gifted with music. Her voice possessed a rare sweetness. Her fingers could make the piano talk. She had taught music in Clinton for a number of years having had from 25 to 40 pupils - all worshipped her, for she not only taught them the tuning of the ears and the control of their fingers to play the piano but she inspired them with the desire for the best things that life had to offer. She sleeps in body only. Her spirit has joined the heavenly throng. As the beautiful October day was finished, so was her life, containing as much sunshine as that tenth day of October radiated through the world. The love of home was the supreme thing in Monna's life. Her devotion to her husband was beautiful. She inherited from her mother the artist's eye, and in her home everything was restful and beautiful. Monna was born at the home of her grandfather, Henry Adkins, August 9, 1891. She lived near Montrose until she was 13, when her father became deputy sheriff of Henry county, and she moved with her parents to Clinton. She attended the Clinton schools and graduated from the Clinton high school. She also studied music, both in Clinton and in the Kansas City Conservatory. Since her marriage to Dan Duden, January 5, 1916, Clinton and Springfield had been their home. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Malcom Adkins, of Montrose; one brother, Henry Adkins, North Main street, Clinton; one sister, Mrs. Charley Grimes of Springfield. She was converted when a young girl and united with the M. E. Church, South, and had been a devoted member since. Her former beloved pastor, Rev. Alonzo Patison, of Higginsville, came and preached her funeral. A short service was held at her late home on Franklin and Fifth, in Clinton, Sunday afternoon. Her body was then taken to Bear Creek church, near LaDue, where the service was conducted. The interment was in a cemetery near by.

DUDLEY, Elizabeth Ann "Betty" SWATERS SCHMEDDING
1929-2009
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2009 - Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Dudley, 80, Montrose, died Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was born June 15, 1929, to George Albert and Lenora Clara Arens Swaters in Montrose. Betty, one of seven children, grew up in Montrose and attended St. Mary's Grade School. She graduated from Montrose High School in 1947. Betty lived all of her life in the Montrose, Appleton City and Johnstown communities. In June of 1947, she was united in marriage to Marion Schmedding at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose and to this union, four children were born. After the death of her first husband, she married Dave Dudley in 1964 and to this union a son was born. Betty wore a hat of many trades. She was a farm wife as were most women of her time, but also worked as a cafeteria cook at Ballard School. Most recently she worked at Wal-Mart in Butler until 2005. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Betty was stubborn and had a mind of her own, but was also giving, nurturing and generous. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, traveling with the "girls" and watching "The Young And The Restless" on television. Cooking for family gatherings was one of her favorite times. She looked forward to the times spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty is survived by three sons, Nicholas "Nick" Schmedding of Montrose, Dale Schmedding and wife, Karen, Sedalia, and David Dudley and wife, Michelle, Drexel; a daughter, Judy Umstattd and husband, Robert, Montrose; daughter-in-law, Cinde Schmedding of Clinton; one sister, Elinor Rotert of Flagstaff, Arizona, and nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Marion Schmedding; her second husband, Dave Dudley; one son, Jim Schmedding; stillborn son, John, and five brothers, Robert, Willard, John, Paul and Vincent. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, November 18, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

DUENSING, Charles Henry
1947-1998
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, June 2 1998 - Charles Henry Duensing was born April 2, 1947, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and died at his home in Clinton on May 13, 1998, at the age of 51 years. Charles was an Army veteran during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a shovel operator for Peabody Coal Company for 22 years. He was a member of the United Mine Workers, a former member of IBEW and a member of the First Christian Church of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby L. Duensing and one brother, Fred A. Duensing, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Connie, of the home and two children, Chance Duensing and Carlye Duensing, both of Lee's Summit. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, May 16. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DUENSING, Connie Sue
1947-2007
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 6 2007 - Connie Sue Duensing, Clinton, was born November 9, 1947, in Windsor and departed this life Tuesday, August 21, 2007, at Beverly Living Center-Westwood. Connie battled cancer and had attained the age of 50 years. Connie was united in marriage on April 12, 1969, at the Christian Church, Clinton, to Charles Duensing. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, on May 13, 1998. Those left to mourn the passing of Connie include her son Chance Duensing and wife Heather, Pleasant Hill; her daughter Carlye Howk and husband Troy, Lee's Summit; two grandchildren, Caroline and Jack Henry Duensing, Pleasant Hill; her mother and stepfather, Liz and Jack Thomas, Clinton; dear aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Dwight Alexander, Clinton, and a host of other relatives and friends. Precious memories of Connie will long be remembered in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her. Memorial services were held Saturday, August 25, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DUENSING, Fred A.
1916-2002
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2002 - Fred A. Duensing, 85, Clinton, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He had worked for Peabody Coal Company for many years. He is survived by one son, Gerald L. Duensing of Clinton and one sister, Gladys Boyd of Oklahoma; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 19, at the Christian Church in Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

DUENSING, Ruby Lea
1920-1991
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ruby Lea Duensing, 70, 219 North Main Street, died Wednesday, August 14, 1991, at Nevada City Hospital. She was the wife of Fred Duensing, who survives at the home. Other survivors are two sons, Charles and Gerald Duensing, both of Clinton; six grandchildren. Mrs. Duensing was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. Funeral services will be Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Englewood.

DUERR, Adolph C.
1849-1922
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
A. C. Duerr was found dead in a field 7 miles from Springfield last Saturday. He had been in poor health for several years and had been making his home with his daughters, Mesdames Bert Moore and Leland Belisle, at Springfield. Monday afternoon, Feb. 27th, he left his daughter's Mrs. Bert Moore's to go to see Mrs. Belisle and did not return that night. Mrs. Moore thought nothing of it, as a deep snow had fallen and she thought he had stayed all night with her sister. When he did not come back the next day, they found that he had left Mrs. Belisle's about 4 p.m., Monday, and never was heard from until his body was found on Saturday. An inquest was held which found he had come to his death probably from heart trouble, wandering in the storm. The snow covered his body and he was not found until it melted off, when men on the farm discovered him. Deceased was a native of Baden, Germany, having been born 73 years ago. He fought in the Franco-Prussian war, then came to America in 1872. He married Miss Alice Swartz in St. Louis. The first came to Osceola, and moved to Clinton in 1879, where he and his brother, John, who by this time had also come to America opened a shoemaker's shop. They were in business here until a few years ago, running a shop which was known far and near for excellent workmanship. His wife died about 11 years ago. He lived here until a few years ago when his two daughters moved to Springfield and he went to live with them. One child is dead and the following still survive: Charles Duerr, Denver, Colo.; William R. Duerr and Mrs. Emma Morrison, Kansas City; Mesdames Bert Moore and Leland Belisle, Springfield; Mrs. Amanda Dorsey, Clinton. There are also 5 grandchildren. He leaves two brothers, John Duerr, Clinton, and Will Duerr in Seattle, Wash., and a sister in Germany. His son in Denver was unable to come for the funeral. Deceased was a kind husband and father and good neighbor. He was upright and honest in his business dealings, having the respect of all. He was a German Lutheran by faith, having been a member in Germany. He never united with any church after coming to America. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows and the Maccabees. His body was brought to Clinton on Monday and the funeral services conducted at the home of his brother, John Duerr, on East Grand River street that afternoon by Dr. D. A. Dickey. Interment in Englewood beside his wife.

DUERR, Alice M. SCHWARTZ
1850-1911
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 1911 - Typhoid-pneumonia of only a week's duration resulted in the death of Mrs. A. C. Duerr Thursday night, February 2, at the home at 412 Mill street. Her husband and six children were all at her bedside when she passed away: Charley of Sedalia, Will and Emma of Kansas City, Mrs. Howard Dorsey, Alice and Edna of Clinton. Mrs. Duerr was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1851 and married Mr. Duerr of St. Louis in 1876. The following year they moved to Clinton. One son, Edward, died in 1889. A member of the German Lutheran Church.

DUERR, Elizabeth DEHN
1860-1934
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The spirit of Mrs. Elizabeth Duerr passed into Eternity at 9:30 p.m. Friday night at her home at 521 East Grand River street. Since the death of her beloved companion, John Duerr, February 17, 1933, Mrs. Duerr's health had steadily declined and for the past nine weeks she had been seriously ill with complications, seeming to be waiting for the release of earthly bonds when she could join her husband. Elizabeth Dehn was born September 7, 1860, at Spillville, Iowa, and came to Missouri when a baby with her parents. She lived on a farm near Clinton until her marriage to John Duerr, November 25, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Duerr made their home in Clinton and reared their two sons, Carl and Ralph, both of Clinton, to fine manhood. Their home and its activities was the center of their universe and true happiness was found when they were together and surrounded by their children and their families. The great love of a maternal heart for the children and grandchildren was the keynote of Mrs. Duerr's contentment. Her life was one of service for them. She encouraged when they despaired, cheered when they faltered, and triumphed when they accomplished. She was fond of piecing quilts and had made one for each of her grandchildren, Carl, Kathryn Elizabeth, Robert, Margaret Marie, Mary Elizabeth and Betty Ann Duerr. Mrs. Duerr was a thrifty little German housewife, always dainty and smiling, with a house as neat and shining as her own person. Her smiles were quick and frequent and she spoke only good things of everyone. Her voice was sweet and low, reflecting the beautiful spirit that was hers. In the church, where she was an energetic worker in the Ladies' Aid and other departments, everyone valued her friendship highly for to know her was to assure one of a friend who would always cheer and help. When a girl, Mrs. Duerr joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Fields Creek, and later became a member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church. Her life was a living example of the Master's teachings to love - she loved her Lord, her children, her husband, and her neighbors, putting all before self. The following brothers and sisters also survive Mrs. Duerr: Mrs. Mary Meyers, who had tenderly cared for her sister during her illness; Mrs. Godfrey Batschelet, of LaDue; Mrs. Fred Keck, Mrs. Will Loyd, George and Dan Dehn, near Clinton; John Dehn of Clinton. Funeral services at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday. Burial was in Englewood. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Duerr and Mr. and Mrs. John Morrison, of Kansas City, also all of Mrs. Duerr's children and brothers and sisters attended the funeral.

DUERR, John
1854-1933
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, Henry Co, MO, Feb 1933 - John Duerr passed away as quietly as he had lived, at 5:45 Friday morning. He had been ill for several years, but was bedfast only two weeks previous to his death, which resulted from heart trouble. John Duerr, one of a large family, was born December 28, 1854, in Britzinger, Baden, Germany. As was the custom in that country, he learned a trade, and learned it well. This was shoemaking. He also served the compulsory three years in the German army. The desire to come to America grew strong upon him, and in 1878 at the age of 24, he came here with a brother, Adolph. They took up their abode in St. Louis, and shortly after moved to Osceola in St. Clair county. Duerr brothers came to Clinton in 1884. Here they made boots and shoes to order. For some time they were on the south side of the square, but sold out, and went to repairing shoes on Jefferson street, where the moree tire shop is now located. They were successful in this business, not only because of their excellent craftsmanship, but because of their friendliness and good will. They retired from this work about 17 years ago. Adolph had died and John had spent these later years in his home and garden. John, a stalwart young German, of prepossessing appearance won the heart of Elizabeth Dehn, a little woman of ineffable charm. They were married 47 years ago, November 25, on the Dehn farm five miles northwest of Clinton. Immediately after their marriage, they came to the home at 521 East Grand River street which they had purchased. It has been a home where the hearthstone has been kept alight with the flames of love and right living. Two sons blessed the union: Carl, who is employed at Crome's and Ralph, employee of the Barnett Grocery company. Mr. Duerr was a home loving man. There with his wife and children he found peace and happiness. He was congenial, supporting always the highest principles, and neighborly. The sons and their wives moved directly across from their parents, when they were married. The grandchildren: Carl Wilson, age 15, Kathryn 13, Robert 11, and Margaret Marie four months, children of Carl Duerr; and Mary Elizabeth 7, and Betty Ann 2, Ralph's children were the idols of the grandfather. Betty Ann, whose mother died about two years ago, had been taken into the grandparents home and was Mr. Duerr's playmate and helper. Wherever he went, she followed. He enjoyed hearing the children's joys and sorrows, and especially urged their attendance at Sunday School and church. Until his health prevented, a well kept garden afforded him the greatest pleasure. He read a great deal, most of it being in German newspapers, and the German Bible. In his youth, he had united with the Lutheran church in Germany, and retained that faith throughout life. In addition to his beloved wife, who has the memory of his great love to comfort her, Mr. Duerr leaves the children, grandchildren, and one sister who lives in Germany. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Presbyterian church. Interment was in Englewood cemetery.

DUERR, Kathryn Elizabeth
1919-1934
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, Henry Co, MO - Kathryn Elizabeth Duerr died at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City at 3:25 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 1934, following an emergency appendicitis operation at 8:30 the evening before. She had rallied splendidly and was able to talk to her parents, the nurses and doctors in attendance. A little after three Thursday morning her heart weakened and she died a few minutes later, almost without warning to those with her. Monday of last week she did not feel well, but Tuesday was thought to be a little better. Wednesday when the doctor came he found appendicitis had developed and an emergency operation was necessary, so she was hurried to Kansas City where the operation was performed, disclosing that the appendix had been ruptured several hours before. Kathryn Elizabeth was born October 17, 1919, on East Grand River street at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl P. Duerr. From the very first as a smiling little baby she won her way into the hearts of both members of her own family and friends. She grew to lovely young girlhood, with a graceful form, light and youthful step, and attractive features. Her eyes were blue, fringed with long lashes, and everyone she met was always a friend thereafter. Last year Kathryn was a freshman in the Clinton high school where she was an excellent student. She became a member of the Emerson society and was scheduled to be on the first program, for a piano solo at the beginning of the fall term of school this year. In her good school work she was always a favorite With teachers because of her winsome manners and her studious nature: In the fifth and eighth grades she Was awarded gold medals for writing the best essays in the W. C. T. U. contests, and several other years received honorable mention. Nature had generously endowed her with musical ability for she had a lovely soprano voice and was a promising young piano student of Mrs. E. O. Jackson. Several times she had given piano recitals, delighting everyone with her rendition of difficult compositions, and her soprano rang out clear and true in the Junior choir at the Presbyterian church. At Sunday School and church services at the Presbyterian church, she often played for the singing when the regular pianist was absent. Kathryn never knew an idle minute throughout her young life, for some task always occupied her attention. During the hot weather this summer her mother urged her just to idle the hours away by sitting and resting; but Kathryn always replied that she was cooler when she was busy, and that she liked to work. Her favorite occupation was piecing quilts, and her first quilt was diligently stitched at the age of five. Kathryn's beloved grandmother Duerr died a few weeks ago, one of the few shadows across the lighthearted, carefree life of the young girl. Kathryn and her grandmother were inseparable companions, confiding to each other all the delightful plans they had for the future and sharing each others joys as well as sorrows. Mrs. Duerr jived just across the street from her granddaughter, and they were always able to see each other frequently. Today, the bereaved parents may find comfort in the assurance that their darling is happy with her grandmother in that land where all is bright and happy. Carl P. Duerr, her father, is an elder in the Presbyterian Church, also clerk of the session, so Kathryn early received a sincere religious training. Although young, she had given her heart to the Master when she was converted at the age of ten. She was baptized as an infant in accordance with the beliefs of the Presbyterian Church. She took an active part in the Christian Endeavor and other departments of the church, and always evidenced a willingness to take, part in anything for the advancement of the church. The Duerr family has always been held close together by the ties of love and a happy home life, being most typical of the ideal American home in which the fines things of life are stressed. Love reigned supreme in the attitude of the members of the family toward each other, for each thought first of the happiness and comfort of the others. The backyard has been converted into a comfortable outdoor living room with a fireplace, a lily pool, and comfortable, substantial furniture. Here was a place where the family could enjoy the fresh air during the cool of the day, and not one of them had the desire to stray from the home hearth. Like the life of a delicate, fragrant flower, the span of Kathryn's life was brief, but the memories of her Christian character, her sweet nature, and her loving disposition will linger in the hearts of her loved ones as the perfume of a flower lingers after the blossom is gone. They have been blessed by the privilege of having her with them to make their lives richer and happier. They count it a privilege to have a daughter who is now with the angels. Kathryn leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Duerr, two brothers, Carl Jr., age 17, Robert Lewis, 12, and a baby sister, Margaret Marie, who will be two in October. This little sister arrived near the birthday of Kathryn, and she was always considered by the adoring older sister as the nicest birthday gift she ever had. Two little motherless cousins, Mary Elizabeth and Betty Ann Duerr, who also live nearby, were given the devotion and love of a sister by Kathryn. Funeral services were at the Presbyterian Church in Clinton at on Saturday afternoon. Burial in Englewood.

DUERR, Margaret M. MARTIN
1897-1931
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, Henry Co, MO - Mrs. Ralph Duerr died at the St. Joseph hospital at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 1931. She had been in failing health since last March, and was very ill after her last baby daughter was born. Her health became worse, so September 13, her husband took her to the hospital in Kansas City, where she underwent an operation. On account of her anemic condition, it became neccessary for her to have a blood transfusion, and when a test was made of the blood of her husband, sister and brother, it was found that her brother, Ted Martin's blood was nearest like her own, so she was given one transfusion and was going to take another, but the end came before. Margaret Martin was born on the farm of her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. John Martin, five miles northwest of Clinton, July 11, 1897, where she grew to young womanhood, attending White school during the elementary years, then came to Clinton and entered the Holy Rosary Academy, graduating in the commercial department. She studied music six years. She was stenographer and secretary for Senator Baldwin during his term of office in the state senate and served as secretary for the Henry county draft board during the World war, also as supply secretary for several business and professional men. Her sweetheart, Ralph Duerr, served in the navy as storekeeper at Bremerton, Wash., eight months. They had planned to be married Christmas, 1918, but it was deferred to January 1, 1919. They soon went to housekeeping on East Grand River street, which was been their home ever since. A happy home it was, filled with true love of a womanly woman, whose first thought in life was of building a home, and being a companion of her husband and children. Pals they were--the three Ralph, Margaret, and daughter Mary Elizabeth, who will be seven in March. Mrs. Duerr gave her heart and life to this home. Her greatest interests were centered there. She played with her husband, and they worked side by side. The desires of the heart of the little daughter were also hers. Last March when the new baby came, Mary Elizabeth was as proud of the little stranger as the mother and father. The little on was named Betty Ann, but never again was the mother strong. Such a mother had been Mrs. Duerr, that all the little companions of Mary Elizabeth hoped and prayed that the little girl's mother might be restored to health. We do not know the why of God's answers, all we can say is, "Thy will be done." Now Mary Elizabeth and Betty Ann will be loved and cared for by their father, grandparents, aunts and uncles. The place of mother cannot be filled, but they will all help shield and guide the footsteps of the little girls, left motherless. In Mary Elizabeth's life there will always be that treasure--for such was Margaret Martin Duerr. Deceased was raised in the Baptist church of Garland, and after her marriage, she was united with the Presbyterian church of Clinton, where she was active with the work, and a regular attendant with her husband and daughter. She was a member of the Daughters of that church, and before her conversion had been a member of the bible class of the Christian church, and still retained her membership there for the study of the scripture. As a girl, Margaret was happy and vivacious, full of laughter and fun. She was ever friendly, with a kindly word, a wave and smile for all. Besides her husband and daughters, she leaves her devoted mother, Mrs. Betty martin, northwest of Clinton, one sister, Mrs. Mary Covington of Clinton; three brothers, Estel Martin, Ted Martin, northwest of Clinton, and Virgil Martin of Topeka, Kans. The funeral was conducted at the Presbyterian church on Saturday. The burial was in Englewood.

DUERR, Robert L. "Bob"
1922-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 30 2006 - Robert "Bob" L. Duerr, Boise, Idaho, died at his home on Monday, October 23, 2006. He was born March 11, 1922, to Carl and Marie Duerr in Clinton. He graduated from Clinton High School and attended the University of Missouri, prior to his service in the United States Air Force during World War II. Following his discharge he worked for Sheaffer Pen Company, traveling throughout Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Hong Kong and the united states. He settled in the San Francisco area where he met his future wife Jane. After his retirement from Transamerica, they moved to Boise, Idaho, to be near their only son and family. He is survived by his wife Jane; son Dr. Robert Duerr and his wife Elaine, and their children, Conrad and Taylor, s well as his sister Margaret Hartner of Des Moines, Iowa. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 31, at First Presbyterian Church, Boise, Idaho.

DUFF, Vera Irene CHAPMAN
1919-2005
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 11 2005 - Vera Irene Duff died at her home in Clinton Wednesday, July 6, 2005. She was the daughter of Clarence James Chapman Sr. and Zelma Lee Howell. She married Don Dale Duff on November 10, 1938, in Carroll County. She lived in Osceola until the death of her husband in 1986 after that she moved to California. She moved with her son Ron to Parker, Arizona in 1997. He died September 8, 2004, and she then moved to Clinton to be close to her family. She is survived by one sister, Lucile Reimer; one brother C. J. "Jr." Chapman, all of Carrollton; a daughter Donna Farmer of Clinton; a grandson Mike Farmer and wife Sherri, and a granddaughter Diana Layton; four great-grandchildren, Victoria Jackson, Clayton Farmer, Kaleb Oswald and Kailene Oswald, and two great-great-grandchildren, Cheyanne and Summer Jackson. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, July 11. Burial was in Osceola Cemetery.

DUFFY, Merwin C.
1956-2002
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 20 2002 - Merwin C. Duffy, 45, Collins, died Wednesday evening, September 18, 2002, in his home. Graveside services will be Monday, September 23, in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins.

DUGAN, Cora GUTRIDGE
n/a-1961
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Sep 22 1961 - Area residents have received word of the death in San Diego, Calif., on August 4, of Mrs. Cora Dugan, formerly of Montrose. She was the wife of the late James Dugan. She was buried by the side of her husband in Alamosa, Colo. Mrs. Dugan was a cousin of Mrs. R. J. Welling, Mrs. Barney Johnson and Mrs. Port Romdall. Mr. and Mrs. Dugan left Montrose in 1929.

DUGAN, Martin Edward
1916-2012
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Martin Edward Dugan was born in rural Montrose, Missouri on April 4, 1916, the son of Isaac Edward and Helen Marie (Brown) Dugan. He attended first through eighth grades at Enterprise School west of Montrose, Missouri and ninth through twelfth grade at Appleton City High School where he could attend vocational agriculture classes. Ed once figured up that he rode horseback over 17,000 miles going to and from school. At the age of 16, Edward and his brother Wilfred took over the farm upon the death of their father. Together they farmed, raised registered Black Angus cattle and Quarter horses for over 90 years. Edward served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 in Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming. He served with the Military Police Motorcycle Division and as a Supply Sergeant. Edward married Helen Kirksey on April 15, 1945 at Fort Reno, Oklahoma. After an honorable discharge from the Army they returned to the family farm near Montrose. Together they raised three daughters: Judy, Nancy and Kathy. Edward was a lifelong member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Montrose. He enjoyed his horses and served for a number of years with the Henry County Sheriff's Posse. He loved square dancing, storytelling, often laughing until he was in tears, and spending time with family. He was a true humble, country gentleman. Edward was preceded in death by his wife Helen and his brother Wilfred. He is survived by his children Judy (Johnny) Albin, Nancy (Kent) Gilmore and Kathy (Mike) Collins; grandchildren, Jody (Connie) Rapp, Lisa (Erin) Trotter, Tanya (Mike) Snethen, Erin (Allin) Cordrey, Liz, Audrey and Natalie Collins; and five great-grandchildren: Abbey and Emily Rapp, Terry and Nicholas Snethen and Stella Cordrey. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Maxine Dugan and nephew Jim (Brenda) Dugan. Edward used to quote an old saying, "If you have one good wife, one good dog and one good horse in your life, then you are a lucky man." Edward considered himself to be a very lucky man.

DUGAN, Tammy Fern
1969-2008
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 3 2008 - Tammy Fern Dugan, age 39 of Lexington, Missouri passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008 at her home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. She is survived by her husband, Chad, a son, Dallas Koch, three daughters, Whitney Dugan, Summer Dugan, and Katelin Dugan all of the home; her mother, JoAnn Bledsoe, Clinton; four sisters, Cindy Bock, Independence, Carol Long, Shell Knob, Donna Cavin, Clinton, and Sandy, Oklahoma; four brothers, Chuck Bailey, Tampa, FL., Kenny Robinette, Independence, James Crabtree, Cameron, and Kevin Bledsoe, Fordland.

DUGAN, Wilfred Harvey
1912-2009
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 17 2009 - Wilfred Harvey Dugan was born September 16, 1912. He was the son of Isaac Edward Dugan and Helen Marie (Brown) Dugan. He went to be with the Lord on November 8, 2009. Wilfred was born and reared in the rural Montrose community. He was a member of the Montrose Methodist-Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He married Frances Maxine (Moss) Dugan on December 7, 1946. He was always active in numerous community activities, serving and chairing many boards and committees throughout his life. Wilfred farmed with his brother Ed since the death of their father in 1935. He especially loved good cattle and good horses. Wilfred always sought to make the world better for everyone. Wilfred is survived by his wife Frances Maxine (Moss) Dugan; his brother Martin Edward Dugan; son James Wilfred Dugan and Brenda; grandsons Clayton, Morgan, and Ross Dugan; two step-grandsons Adam and Alex Cunningham; and eight great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City on Wednesday, November 11. Interment was in Montrose Cemetery.

DUGGER, John Henry
1928-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2008 - John Henry Dugger, 80, Clinton and formerly of Weir, Kansas, died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton. John was born August 1, 1928, in Weir, Kansas, to Henry Howard and Daisy (Bell) Dugger. He attended area schools. He went on to graduate from college with several business degrees. John served his country in the United States Army. He was an investigator and did work with the search and rescue teams. He retired from the Military with the rank of Major. He was honorably discharged. He married Shirley Williams. She preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughter Joy of Kansas City area; brothers, Harold Dugger of Windsor, Bobby Joe Dugger of Kansas City, Henry H. Dugger Jr. of Richmond and Grant and Danny Dugger, both of Kansas City; sisters, Frances and Jean smith of Warsaw and Connie Sue Dugger of Independence. John was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard and Bill Dugger, and sister Evelyn Dugger. Funeral services will be Monday, October 13, at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir, Kansas. Burial in New Pleasant View Cemetery.

DUGGINS, Estel Marvin
1929-2005
Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 22 2005 - Estel Marvin Duggins, 75, Springfield, died Sunday afternoon, November 20, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was self-employed for many years. He is survived by his wife Dolly; a son E. Marvin Duggins and wife Karen, Clinton; daughter Cynthia "Cindy" Duggins, Springfield; brother Garry Duggins, Calico Rock, Arkansas; sister Betty Jo Kellum, Baxter County, Arkansas; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 23 at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Springfield. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

DUKE, Mark R.
1961-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 11 2005 - Mark R. Duke, 44, rural Bouton, Iowa, died July 27, 2005. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bouton. Mark was born in Kansas City on May 1, 1961. He worked as a farmer and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He was past mayor of Bouton and was also a city council member of Bouton. He is survived by his wife Sue Naeve Duke of Bouton; brother Mitch Duke of Missouri; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Kristie of Algona; mother Betty Duke of Missouri; father and stepmother Charles and Sue Duke of Colorado; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Phyllis and Carvel Naeve of Bouton.

DUKE, Willard
1941-2005
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 6 2005 - Willard Duke, 64, Clinton, died Friday, September 2, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital. Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 6, at Englewood Cemetery. He was born January 1, 1941, at Wisdom, son of Colter D. and Julia Mae Elliott Duke. He had lived in the Henry County area all of his life. He had worked as a house mover with Gene Moreland and was also employed by the Bait and More Bait Shop. His parents, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Survivors include two brothers, Dillard Duke and wife Leilannie, Leeton, and Eddie Duke, Independence; two sisters, Georgia Moburg and husband Mitchell, Nevada, and Donie Burns, Green Ridge; plus numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

DUKES, Hazel STEWART
1918-1991
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel Dukes was born September 18, 1918 in Hickory County, Mo. to Homer H. Stewart and Mabel Wilson Stewart. She passed away December 4, 1991 at Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola. At a very young age she moved with her family to a farm north of the Ohio Post Office in St. Clair County and at the age of 14 years she moved to Osceola along with her family. She graduated from Osceola High School in 1936, then attended Warrensburg Teacher's College, earning a teaching certificate. She taught in area rural schools. On May 24, 1936, she married Harold Dukes of Osceola and to this union was born one daughter, Joni Sue Dukes. Hazel helped her husband in their grocery store business for several years, remaining at home after the birth of their daughter to be a full-time mother. At an early age she accepted Christ and joined the Osceola Christian Church. She was a faithful member throughout her life. She leaves her husband, Harold; daughter, Joni, and son-in-law, Robert Harper; two granddaughters, Onna Jo Harper and Lara Kae Harper; one sister, Helen Hart, all of Osceola, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Janene Rae Harper, her parents, and two sisters, Mary Ziajor and Maxine Kiefer. Her memory is lovingly cherished by her family and friends. Family gatherings were never complete without Hazel's easy sense of humor and her quick laugh. She was a very faithful and devoted caregiver to her parents during their latter days. Her devotion to her granddaughters was unsurpassed. She was always enjoying her two special little girls and was very, very proud of them. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 6, 1991. Burial was in the Osceola Cemetery.

DULABAN, William R. "Bobby"
1933-2013
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2013 - William R. "Bobby" Dulaban, 80, Deepwater, died Saturday, December 14, 2013. He was born on August 30, 1933, in Warsaw, the son of William Nelson and Margie Lee Dulaban. Bob was a Veteran of the United States Army and served in several roles after his honorable discharge. He lived and worked in the Warsaw area for the next 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Judy, of the home; daughters, Barbara and Terry; son, Butch, and stepchildren, Maggie, Sammy and Shad; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. No services are scheduled.

DULL, Clem
1913-2003
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2003 - Clem Dull, 89, Independence and formerly of Osceola, a public utility repairman, died Thursday, January 23, 2003, at the Medical Center of Independence. Graveside services will be Saturday, January 25, at Kings Prairie Cemetery, near Osceola.

DULL, Neoma "Kate" GILBERT
1919-1997
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Neoma (Kate) Dull, 78, Lowry City, died Saturday, October 11, 1997, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mrs. Dull was a homemaker. She is survived by one son Leon Dull of Lowry City, and wife Beverly; six brothers, Paul Gilbert of Dowaglac, Michigan, Norman Gilbert of Ridgeway, California, Durl Gilbert, Gene Gilbert, Lynn Ray Gilbert and Larry Gilbert, all of ElDorado Springs; two sisters, Vernus Cain and Irene Bryan of ElDorado Springs; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 14, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial in Kings Prairie Cemetery, near Osceola.

DUNAWAY, Isaac
1800-1892
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death of Grand-pa Dunnaway. (Note: Dunaway was spelled incorrectly as Dunnaway all through this obit.) - Died - January 27, 1892, at the home of his son, John Dunnaway of Norris, his aged father, Isaac Dunnaway. He was born in Estel county, KY. August 11, 1800, and so was in his ninety-second year. He came to the Territory of Missouri in 1817, and saw Missouri admitted as a State in 1821, and has voted for every Democratic Governor who has occupied the chair. In 1825 he was married to Miss Rebecca Howard, and the happy pair trod life's uneven way for many years together, but his companion was removed from earth some eighteen years ago, since which time he has patiently awaited the welcome summons. Grandpa Dunnaway had been confined to his bed for many months during which time he was kindly cared for by his loving daughter, Mrs. John Dunnaway. He did not complain of his affliction but expressed a desire to bear his suffering as patiently as did Job. He had been a consistent member of the Baptist Church for forty years previous to his death and his religion was a great comfort to him while on the bed of affliction. His remains were interred in the Carrsville cemetery. Grandpa Dunnaway was the father of seven children, four of whom still survive - two daughters and two sons. All live Henry county and were present at his death save his son Jasper.

DUNAWAY, John
1828-1908
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
John Dunaway was a son of Isaac Dunaway and was born April 24, 1828, and raised in this vicinity. He was engaged in the stock business and few men in Johnson or Henry counties were better known. For many years he and Mr. Dunham, who died a few years ago in Warrensburg, were in the stock raising and feeding business. Since Mr. Dunham retired from the firm, he and his sons have continued it and he died leaving a large estate as a reward for his industry and good business ability. Mr. Dunaway was married in 1848 and seven children survive this union, three sons and four daughters. The sons are M. W., J. A., and L. M., all of whom live near his late home. The daughters are Mrs. Jane Howerton, Mrs. Mary Harnesa, of Kansas, Mrs. Syntha Anderson, of Kansas City and Mrs. Belle Butcher, of Colorado. Mrs. Dunaway died in 1872 and Mr. Dunaway was married in 1874 to Mrs. Louise Hackler, who survives him. In the death of Uncle John Dunaway this vicinity has lost one of its oldest and most respected citizens. The News joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family. - Note: His tombstone inscription at Carrsville Cemetery lists his date of death as Sep 22 1908.

DUNAWAY, Ocie Ann PREWETT
1858-1943
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Andrew Jasper Dunnaway, native of Big Creek Township in Henry County, Mo., where she has spent all her life, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1943, at the hospital in Clinton, where she had been about a week. Ocie Ann Prewitt was born August 11, 1858 in Big Creek Twnsp. (later, part of Shawnee Twnsp.) and was reared in the Norris and Petersburg neighborhoods. She was a daughter of Jesse B. and Frances E. Gillett Prewitt. the father was called to his door and murdered during the Civil War. After the death of her first husband, the mother was married to Lewis P. Beaty, a Judge of Henry County for several years. The following were born to this second marriage, and were Ocie Ann's half-brothers; Dr. Joseph G., of Huntingdale, James C., Dick T. and Walter L., all who reside in Shawnee Township. On Feb.18, 1878 she became the wife of A. J. Dunnaway, a prominent stockman , and their friendly home was well known throughout the the county. Mr. Dunnaway died five years ago. Funeral services for Mrs. Ocie Dunnaway were at the Corinth Baptist Church, and burial was in Carrsville Cemetery. She is survived by her brothers; D. T. Beaty and James C. Beaty. (Note: Spelling varies on Prewett/ Prewitt , Gillett/Gillette, Dunaway/Dunnaway - difference in birth date of Aug 11th and Sept 11th as on cemetery listing.)

DUNCAN, Donald Allen
1942-2017
Donald Allen Duncan, age 74, of Calhoun, Missouri, formerly of Warren, Ohio passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Clinton. His wishes were to be cremated with no services. Donald was born in Ohio the son of Sidney Forest Duncan and Viola May (Solinger) Duncan. His wife Judy (Tomlin) passed in 1997. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Aaron and Alvin; one sister, Carolyn Smith; and his daughter Lisa Osborne. Donald worked as a Millwright for Copper Weld Steel retiring in 1977. He had lived in Calhoun, Missouri two years. Survivors include five sons, Howard (Michele) Duncan, Jamie (Brenda) Duncan, Danny (Nancy) Duncan, Adam (Lisa) Duncan, and Jon (Danelle) Duncan, all of Ohio; two stepsons, Vernon "Lee" Plant and Joe (Marie) Plant; two stepdaughters, Diana (Phillip) Cline and Beth Ann (Richard) Cline, all of Ohio; 33 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

DUNCAN, Fannie WRAY
1852-1895
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO, Sep 21 1895 - Died September 13, Mrs. John Duncan of Maurine. She was the eldest daughter of Tillman Wray of Clinton; born in Virginia and was 43 years of age. Leaves a devoted husband and seven children to miss her loving care. The youngest, a little girl of three, is now with Mrs. Willis Stephens, sister of deceased. Mesdames Shadwell, Stephens and Botkins are sisters who live in Clinton and Mrs. Heriford, another sister, lives at Blairstown. Two brothers, Tom and Eugene, are located in Clinton and another, Will, lives at Norris. Mrs. Duncan had been a patient and terrible sufferer for many weary months, from nursing sore mouth, which had taken such a hold of the entire system as to be incurable. She was an exemplary member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and had no fear of death, her only regret being leaving her little ones without a mother's care. Rev. Williams preached the funeral at Fields Creek church and loving hands laid the remains to rest at the cemetery there.

DUNCAN, Ida B. ROMINE
1877-1900
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1900 - The silent night of death spreads the dark veil over home after home, hides from mortal view the form and feature of those we love. And another has been called to the Father above. Ida B. Duncan, nee Romine, was born near Arrow Rock September 10, 1877 and lived there until the death of her mother in 1883. She then moved to Henry County with her grandparents and lived near Clinton for two years. They then moved 2 1/2 miles of Hickory Grove, where she grew into womanhood. She attended the Business College in Clinton in 1894, graduating in June 1895, securing a diploma fitting for all subjects, under auspices of Prof. G. E. Greenup. She married Homer Y. Duncan Dec. 4 1895 and they had two boys. She labored under a protracted illness for a year, bearing it gently, and it was consumption. She died Monday morning, January 1 and all is sadness in that home now. Laid to rest at Hickory Grove, where she was a member of the M. E. church.

DUNCAN, Ila Marie HIX
1921-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ila M. Duncan, 73, Windsor, died Saturday, May 14, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born May 3, 1921, in Camden County, near Climax Springs, the daughter of Albert Hix and Etta Mae Hale Hix. On February 20 1944, in Charleston, South Carolina, she married Wilmer F. Duncan, who survives of the home, near Windsor. Mrs. Duncan was a homemaker and had worked for the International Shoe Factory in Windsor. She was a member of the Climax Springs Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Wilma Wallen, Sedalia, and Betty Kelly, Oak Grove; a granddaughter Kristy; two grandsons, Patrick Scott and James Dale; a great-granddaughter Sarena Grace; a brother, Forrest Hix, state of Arkansas, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 17, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DUNCAN, James S.
1859-1916
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor, Henry Co, MO, Nov 2 1916 - James S. Duncan was born near Windsor, MO, June 19, 1859. He was married Sept. 19, ?, to Miss Nora Heard. To this union were born ten children and seven of the children, with their mother, survive the father. The mother, with the three younger children, Ralph, Blanche and Doreen, reside in Windsor, where Mr. Duncan died. The other children are Roy S. Duncan of Kansas City, KS; Estelle C. Duncan of Kansas City, MO; Mollie M. Johnson, near Windsor, MO; Miss Mary L. Duncan of Kansas City, KS. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Major of Kansas City, MO; Mrs. Mandy Neal of Kansas City, MO; and Mrs. Mollie Burress of Windsor. He passed away at his home in Windsor October 27, 1916, being 57 years 4 months and 8 days of age.

DUNCAN, Lois Marie ALBIN
1910-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2008 - Lois Albin Duncan, 98, Port Orange, Florida, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Countryside Lakes. She was the oldest daughter of the late LeRoy and Anna Belle Albin of Blairstown. Her husband of 64 years, Homer, preceded her in death in 1994. Early marriage years were spent in Oklahoma, then they moved to New York in 1941. They lived in Ovid, New York, until they retired to Florida in 1987. Homer and Lois enjoyed traveling during their early retirement. Lois enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, and knitting having knitted baby booties for Halifax Hospital and crocheted lap robes for blanketeers. She was an active member of the Ovid Federated Church in New York and in the guild of the Port Orange Presbyterian Church. She worked at Willard State Hospital in food service. One son, Bill (Sally), and two grandsons, Brad and Jeff Scott, preceded Lois in death. Survivors include a son, Dean of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; daughters, Ann (George deceased) Scott of Flagler Beach, Florida, and Ruth (Lou) Patrignani of Port Orange, Florida; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Covert Funeral Home of Ovid, New York, is in charge of the cremation and interment at the Ovid Union cemetery.

DUNCAN, Lona C. JULIAN
1888-1964
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO - Miss Lona C. Duncan 76, of 432 Quincy, died yesterday at the home. She was born in Clinton, MO. and lived in this area six years. Surviving are three half sisters, Mrs. Florence Patten, 2001 Lister, Emma Gordon, Clinton, and Miss Edith Julian, Tulsa, and a half brother, Henry Julian, Texarkana, Tex. Services will be held at 11 o'clock Friday at the Newcomer Chapel, Brush Creek and Paseo; Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. (Note: Daughter of John Kelly and Elizabeth Estell Julian - b: Mar 16 1888, Clinton, Henry Co, MO - d: Jul 22 1964, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO)

DUNCAN, Mildred Virginia STEELE PARKER CAMPBELL
1923-2008
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 25 2008 - Mildred Virginia (Steele) Duncan, 85, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at her home in Appleton City. She was born June 5, 1923, in Marshall, the daughter of William T. and Bertha (Bangle) Steele. In 1944 she married Aaron David Parker and to this union one daughter Virginia Ann was born. Aaron died in 1946. In 1948 she married Philip Joe Campbell and to this union three sons were born, Phil Joe, David Michael and Clyde Campbell. After Philip died she met and married Wayne Duncan. Mildred resided in the Kansas City area where she was a housewife and also employed at Lake City. In 1999 she moved to Appleton City where she resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia Ann and Raymond Thomas Sr. Preceding Mildred in death were her three husbands, Aaron David Parker, Phillip Campbell and Wayne Duncan; one son Clyde Campbell; two brothers, William T. Steele Jr. and Jack Clemons. She is survived by her three children, Virginia and husband Raymond Thomas Sr. of Appleton City, Philip Joe Campbell and wife Charlotte, Independence, and David Michael Campbell of Kansas City; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City on Friday, Sept. 26. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

DUNCAN, Norman
1916-1955
Funeral services for Norman Duncan, 39, Montrose, MO., a former Sedalian, and Robert Eugene King, 47, who were killed Wednesday night, have been arranged. The Duncan services are to be held Saturday at the Huston Turner Funeral Home in Windsor, and the king this morning at the Christian Church in Clinton and at 2:30 o'clock at the Christian Church at Excelsior Springs. Norman Duncan and his wife formerly resided at 500 East Fifth, in Sedalia, and moved to Windsor last December following the death of Mr. Duncan's mother, Mrs. Nellie Duncan, which occurred in November. About four months ago, they moved to Montrose, Mo., where Mr. Duncan was in the tavern business with a brother-in-law. While in Sedalia he was employed by the Missouri Pacific and Mrs. duncan at the J. A. Lamy Manufacturing Co. Duncan was born at Windsor, April 17, 1916, the son of Charles Duncan and the late Nellie Duncan. He was reared and educated there. He was married to Miss Doris Pettus of Clinton. Surviving is his widow of the home in Montrose, his father, who resides at Rich Hill. He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother. Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery.

DUNCAN, Parilee BASS
1816-1907
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun Clarion, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO, Saturday, May 11, 1907 - Mrs. Parilee Duncan, one of the Henry Co. pioneers, died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kiah Major, in Armourdale, KS. She was brought to Windsor for burial Thursday. She was 90 years 6 months and 27 days of age; a daughter of Lawrence Bass, a Boone Co. pioneer, and a sister of the late Edward Bass of Windsor, and of J. S. P. Bass at Baird, California. Deceased was married Nov. 10, 1831, to Samuel Duncan, who died in 1882. She leaves five children -- three daughters and two sons, 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, the five months old daughter of Ross Major and wife.

DUNCAN, Wilmer F.
1918-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Wilmer F. Duncan, 94, of Windsor, Missouri, died Monday evening, August 12, 2013, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. He was born November 16, 1918, in Jetmore, Kansas, the son of Wilmot R. Duncan and Meda Izora (Fine) Duncan. On February 20, 1944, in Charleston, North Carolina, he married Ila Marie Hix and she preceded him in death on May 14, 1994. Wilmer was a farmer, operating a Grade A Dairy farm for several years. He also worked as a carpenter and furnace maintenance man at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Mo., for about 20 years. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, receiving a Purple Heart. Wilmer was an avid hunter and fisherman. He attended the Bethel Assembly of God Church, Sedalia, Mo., and also was a member of the VFW Post 2610, Windsor. Survivors include 2 daughters, Wilma Jean Wallen and her husband Kyle, Sedalia, Mo.; Betty M. Kelly and her husband, Larry, Windsor, Mo.; 3 grandchildren, Kristy Laine Hutchings; Patrick Scott Kelly; James Dale Kelly; and 6 great-grandchildren, Serena Grace, Myah Gabriel, Jenna Noel, Brianna Rene, Rayanna and Billey. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Duncan; and 2 sisters, Alpha Rice, Marjorie Bird; two nephews, Eugene Bird and Leroy Rice. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the Assembly of God Church, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DUNDAS, Agnes Leah SLAPPER
1885-1909
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death of Mrs. Leah Dundas - Agnes Leah Dundas, nee Slapper, was born September 27, 1885, was baptized into the fellowship of Mt. Olivet Church the first Sunday in October, 1901, by the pastor, Rev. H. S. Thornhill, was united in marriage to Peter Dundas Nov. 1, 1908, (by the writer) died July 3, 1909, at the home of her parents, J. J. Slapper and wife, 23 years, 9 months and 6 days; funeral Sunday morning, July 4th, at Mt. Olivet Church. While the passing away of this dear daughter, sister and wife saddened our hearts, let us remember that "sorrow is not the master of joy." There is much to be thankful for. The splendid Christian character which she developed during her brief span of life was beautiful to behold. She measured up to all that was best in life. Through her life there was a current of love, of duty and sacrifice that made her a model Christian and friend in whom a large circle trusted. The very large crowd assembled to witness the last sad rites, the floral offerings, which covered her beautiful casket, evinced the high esteem in which she was held by the entire community. It is sad to part with those we so dearly in life, but it is sweet to know that God is always near to comfort and sustain us. Deceased leaves a devoted husband, father, mother, three sisters, two brothers, relatives and a host of friends to mourn their loss.

DUNDAS, Bessie L. SLAPPER
1888-1982
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor, MO - Bessie L. Dundas, 94, died Thursday morning at the Lincoln Community Rest Home. She was born Sept. 11, 1888, in Henry County, daughter of John and Agness Hartle Slapper. On Feb. 26, 1911, she married Pete Dundas, who died in 1966. Mrs. Dundas had lived in Windsor for the past 25 years and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Wallace Dundas, Clinton; three grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery here.

DUNDAS, Doris Velda SHEEK
1913-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Doris V. Dundas departed this earth, to live in her Heavenly Father's beautiful heavenly home, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the fantastic age of 100 years, 4 months and 3 days. (Her mother, Jennie May, also lived just a little over 100 years.) Doris was born November 23, 1913 to Robert Issac Sheek and Jennie May (Briggs) Sheek. Doris grew up on the farm in the Shady Grove area, between Clinton and Leesville, Missouri. After graduating from Clinton High School, she dated and fell in love with Wallace Wilson Dundas and they were married in 1933. Wallace took her to live on his farm in the Santiago School area (near Lincoln, MO) and there, to this blessed union, three sons were born: Wallace Darrel in 1936; Charles Vernon in 1939; and Dennis Lee in 1941. After trying three times for a daughter, they decided to call an end to child bearing and concentrate on child rearing---at which they did an excellent job. Doris was a woman of many talents; she was much more than just a wonderfully caring mother. She started teaching a Sunday School Bible class and continued to do so faithfully into her 90's, while residing in an assisted living center. (Wallace, her husband had preceded her in death by over 15 years.) Doris was also director of the local 4-H club, church WMU leader, vacation Bible school leader and teacher, church summer camp director and dedicated worker, etc. in many other civic groups and organizations. She sang both soprano and alto in the Dundas family singing group. She loved to sing and could remember all the words to countless hymns almost to the very end of her life. She was listening to the hymn Amazing Grace when she went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Doris is survived by her three sons, Wallace Darrel (Sarah) of Floresville, TX, Charles Vernon (Patsy) of Clinton, MO and Dennis Lee (Lois) of Dover, PA; a brother, Morris Vernon Sheek; many grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents. Funeral services on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Tebo Baptist Church, followed by interment at Laurel Oaks, Windsor, MO.

DUNDAS, Wallace Wilson
1913-1998
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wallace Wilson Dundas, 85, Clinton, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 27, at Tebo Baptist Church, southeast of Clinton. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor. Mr. Dundas was born January 13, 1913, in Benton County, the son of Peter and Bessie Slapper Dundas. On July 22, 1933, he married Doris V. Sheek. Mr. Dundas was manager of the MFA Elevator in Windsor, prior to his retirement. He was a member of Tebo Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Doris, of the home; three sons, Darrel Dundas and wife, Sarah, Floresville, Texas, Charles Dundas and wife, Pat, Taylor, Texas, and Dennis Dundas and wife, Lois, Dover, Pennsylvania; also numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

DUNHAM, John Edward "Ed"
1929-2011
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
John Edward "Ed" Dunham, son of Lewis Herbert and Ruby Lee (Keeton) Dunham, was born October 16, 1929 on the family farm in St. Clair County, Missouri near Monegaw Springs. He attended a country school in that area for several years. On September 2, 1950 Ed married his wife of 60 years, Clara Irene Strickler, at the courthouse in Bentonville, Arkansas. They were blessed with two daughters. They lived in Taberville for a year and Rockville for a year before moving to Appleton City, Missouri where they have resided since. Ed worked as an auto mechanic in a service station in Rockville for two years then for Fennimore Motors in Appleton City until he and Clara bought the garage and called it "Ed's". He owned and operated his garage until his retirement in 1998. Ed was an avid outdoorsman, loving to quail hunt, fish for Crappie and Channel Cat and later deer hunt. He also loved to hunt mushrooms in the spring. Ed was quick witted and quite a jokester, playing jokes on his family and friends was just expected. Preceding Ed in death were his parents, one sister Dorothy Bernice Dunham who died at age 13, two brothers, James Lewis Dunham and Albert Lee Dunham, and one grandson Michael Ryan Gilmore. Survivors include his wife Clara of the home; two daughters, Terry and husband Jerry Welch of Sedalia, Missouri and Susan Null of Odessa, Missouri; four grandchildren, Stephen Ratliff of Sedalia, Jaime and husband Russell Stewart of Sedalia, Lori and husband Keith Weaver of Grain Valley, Missouri and Codey Null of Odessa; seven great-grandchildren, Ashley, Jessica, Hannah, Harley, Gage, Madison and Gavin. Funeral services were at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City on Monday, March 7. Interment was in Appleton City Cemetery.

DUNKLE, Leslie Allen
1963-2007
Garden City MO - Leslie Allen Dunkle, of Garden City, Missouri, was born January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Everett Westley and Nancy Ann (Flint) Dunkle. He departed this life Thursday, June 7, 2007 in Garden City at the age of 44 years, 5 months and 5 days. On September 26, 1998, Leslie was united in marriage to Susan Marie Robinson. Leslie was employed as a carpenter and earlier had been an operator at Shawnee Rock, Shawnee, Kansas. He was a member of First Baptist Church, an Army veteran and had attended Sherwood High School, Creighton, Missouri. Leslie loved the farm, outdoors, fishing and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife, Susan M. Dunkle, Springfield, Missouri; three sons, Drew A. Dunkle, Blue Springs, Missouri, Max A. Dunkle, Richard W. Dunkle, a stepson, Todd Johnston and a stepdaughter, Lina Johnston all of Springfield, Missouri; his mother and stepfather, Nancy and Ron Agans and his maternal grandmother, Charlene Flint all of Garden City, Missouri; a brother, Troy Dunkle, Odessa, Missouri; a sister, Jennifer R. Dunkle, Garden City, Missouri; a stepbrother, Eric Agans, Des Moines, Iowa; a stepsister, Lisa Sanchez, Ames, Iowa; other relatives and many friends. Cremation.

DUNLAP, Adam D.
1832-1905
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO, Sep 16 1905 - Adam D. Dunlap, 73, died at his home in Montrose Monday September 11, 1905. Born in Augusta County, Virginia, February 15, 1832. Came to Germantown some time in the 1859's and in October or November 1860 married Mary Paxton, who survives him. Five boys and two girls him: William living in Greenville, Texas; James and Albert, in Henry County; Elza, Walter and Mrs. Alice Gentzel, living in or near St. Joe; and Mrs. Lucy Delany of Kansas. All the children were present at his death though when Walter and Alice came Sunday night, he did not recognize them. After the war broke out, he enlisted July 23, 1863, in Co. H., 7th Regt. M.S.M. which soon after was consolidated with Co. B of the same regiment and served until the close of the war. He was a blacksmith by trade and many people knew Ad, the blacksmith, who were not familiar with his name. The flag he loved so well now marks his last resting place in the Montrose Cemetery.

DUNLAP, Albert V.
1870-1923
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO - Albert Dunlap died about 8:30 Friday evening at his home in Uneeda, in the south part of the county. He had been in failing health for more than three years. August 1922 his physician took him to Kansas City, where he underwent an operation, but they told him he would never be well again. He had internal cancer and other complications. Nobody knows the terrible suffering he had undergone in those long weary months. Love, nursing and skilled medical care could not alleviate the pain during those last weeks, his body had become so diseased. His family and neighbors were ever ready to do everything in their power. The day before he had expressed the wish that he believed he could eat some young rabbit. His son borrowed a shot gun to shoot the rabbit, which he left in the kitchen. Friday night, the young folks had gone to a near by pie supper and his wife had gone to bed. One son was sleeping in a tent near the house. He heard the report of a gun, hurried to the house to find his father had shot himself through the heart, only breathing few minutes thereafter. The pain had been more than he could bear. Mr. Dunlap was 53 years old last February. He married Miss Cora Dugan about 25 years ago. This beloved companion survives with their six children; Mrs Robert Ragland, who lives near the home place; Robert, James, Josephine, Bonnie and Evelyn. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters; J.F. Dunlap, Montrose; William Dunlap, Texas; Walter Dunlap, Kansas City; Elza Dunlap, Leavenworth, Kansas; Mrs. Alice Gensel, St. Joe; Mrs Lucy Delany, Canada. Mr. Dunlap was a great lover of home and family. His great concern during the last illness was the welfare of his loved ones. He wanted to leave them well provided for in every way. Many times he had expressed a desire that the end of his suffering would come and his great desire was that it come quickly. He had been the blacksmith at Uneeda for 17 years. He was always honest and industrious, held in the highest esteem by every neighbor. Each one feels that they have lost a personal friend, as he had extended every one kindness and courtesy in some way. He was always ready to help in time of need. Nothing was too hard for him to do whether it was for neighbor or his own loved ones. Not a citizen in the county will be more missed than he. He was a Democrat in politics and always stood by his party, willing to serve his country in any capacity that needed him. He was collector of Bear Creek township at the time of his death. Rev. Dillman, pastor of the Montrose Methodist church, conducted the funeral at his late home at Uneeda Sunday at 1 P.M. Burial in the Montrose cemetery. The house and yard were filled with sorrowing relatives and friends.

DUNLAP, Bonnie Sue DIXON
1905-1998
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bonnie Dixon Dunlap was born near Appleton City, August 19 1905, and departed this life Tuesday, July 21, 1998. She was the daughter of Elton and Mary Borum Dixon. On August 19, 1936, she was united in marriage to James A. Dunlap, Montrose. To this union were born two son's James E. (Jay) and Gordon A. Because of the early death of her father, she was reared in the home of her grandparents, John and Susie Zink Dixon. In her youth, she was an active member of the Appleton City Christian Church and later transferred her membership the Teays Chapel Methodist Church nearer her home. Sometime later she became a member of LaDue Methodist Church. Mrs. Dunlap taught school for 32 years in western Missouri and retired from Montrose Public School in 1968, where she taught seventh and eighth grades for 11 years. She is survived by her two sons, James Elton Dunlap, Montrose and Gordon Albert and wife Connie, Prairie Village, Kansas; one sister-in-law, Esther Dixon of Marshall. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James, May 5, 1988; one brother, Elton Dixon in 1954, and three sisters, Wilma Rogers in 1985, Viola Irvine in 1992 and Lorraine Beach in 1983. Funeral services were held Friday, July 24, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

DUNLAP, James Albert
1903-1988
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James A. Dunlap, the son of Albert and Cora Dugan, was born December 2, 1903, and died May 5, 1988. He grew up in the Montrose area and attended Antioch School and Teays Chapel Methodist Church. During his working years he farmed in Henry and St. Clair Counties. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 61 years and in later years became a member of the Elks Lodge, He was interested in politics and was a committeeman for Bear Creek Township for over thirty years. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Mrs. Florence Ragland and Mrs. Josephine Morris. He is survived by his wife Bonnie; two sons, James E. Dunlap, Clinton and Gordon A. Dunlap, and daughter-in-law Connie, of Prairie Village, Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Blumhost and Mrs. Bonnie Wilson, Clinton. Following the cremation, memorial services were held at the Montrose Cemetery May 12, 1988.

DUNLAP, James Elton "Jay"
1938-2010
James Elton "Jay" Dunlap, son of James Albert and Bonnie Sue (Dixon) Dunlap, was born on the family farm June 14, 1938 in Montrose, Missouri. He passed away quietly at his home in Montrose March 16, 2010 at 71 years of age after a battle with lung cancer. Jay spent most of his life in the Montrose area living for awhile in Clinton, Missouri. He owned and operated Dunlap Trash Hauling for many years. He also enjoyed blacksmithing along with his trash service. Jay liked people and cherished the relationships that developed with his customers, as many also became his friends. Jay had quite a sense of humor which was still present even up to the last hours of his life. During his lifetime Jay had been a member of Teay's Chapel Church, Bear Creek Church and Ladue Methodist Church until each had closed. He also had attended Ohio Christian Church. Jay was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by one brother Gordon Albert Dunlap of Prairie Village, Kansas, several other relatives, and a host of friends. Memorial services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Saturday, March 20.

DUNLAP, James Frederick
1863-1932
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry County, MO - James Frederick Dunlap, son of Adam D. and Mary Dunlap was born in Germantown, Missouri, July 11, 1863, and died in Montrose, June 30 1932, very suddenly with heart trouble. He was united in marriage to Molly A. Long in 1886. To this couple was born two sons, Herbert Alozo, who preceded his father in death exactly thirty years to the day, and Glenn Everett. Mr. Dunlap had spent practically his entire life in and around Montrose. For 14 years he lived in Urich and was in the hardware business. He spent eight years in Texas. Twelve years ago he moved from his farm at Piper, to Montrose. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Montrose. He was jovial and had many friends over the entire countryside. He was an honest, upright citizen. He is survived by his wife, Molly A. Dunlap, a son, Glenn and wife and two granddaughters. Also by three brothers and one sister, William A .Dunlap of Greenville, Texas, Elza Dunlap of East Leavenworth, Missouri, Walter Dunlap of Garden City, and Lucy Delany of Ontario, Canada. All brothers were present at the funeral. Mrs. Guy Shofner, a niece, from Texas, and family were present at the funeral. Short funeral services were conducted at the home Friday afternoon, after which the body was taken to White Oak where the services were conducted by Rev. Long, a cousin of his wife.

DUNLAP, Robert Adam
1900-1937
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO, Jun 1937 - Relatives were shocked last week when the message came to Mrs. Ramsey Wilson that her brother, Robert Dunlap, had died at Parker, Colorado, at 9:40 June 21, 1937. He was born about 37 years ago near Montrose to Albert and Cora Dugan Dunlap. Robert suffered with tuberculosis and after having spent a year in the sanatorium at Mt. Vernon, went to Colorado six or seven years ago in hopes the climate there might restore him to health, but he had an attack of the flu in the winter which sped his strength and he last week suffered hemorrhages, which, with a weak heart, were more than he could stand. The body was brought to his home, near Montrose, from Kansas City by Wilinson's Funeral Service at Clinton. He is survived by his mother, Mrs Cora Dunlap of Parker, Colorado, and a brother Jim, also sisters Mrs. Robert Ragland, Deepwater, Mrs. Ramsey Wilson and Mrs. Robert McKeaigg of Montrose, Mrs Henry Morris at Parker Colorado.

DUNLAP, William Adam
1866-1943
Greenville, TX, Mar 5 1943 - Heart Attack Is Fatal Here Today To W. A. Dunlap - W.A. Dunlap 77, operator of a blacksmith shop in Greenville for half a century, and one of the best known men in this section of the state, died suddenly at 7:45 o'clock this morning at his home 1517 Oneal Street. Mr. Dunlap's death was attributed to a heart attack which struck him soon after he left his bed to begin the day's activities. Complete funeral arrangements had not been made today pending the arrival of relatives, but burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Gray Funeral Home. The pioneer blacksmith recognized for many years as one of the most proficient workers in his trade was a native of Montrose, Missouri, was born on February 8 1866 and was Christened William Adam Dunlap. When he was a young man he moved from Missouri to Farmersville and later moved Greenville and had since resided here. One of the most highly esteemed citizens in this area, Mr. Dunlap had many friends,who, after learning of his death were quick to laud him for his numerous fine traits. He was referred to as a man of honesty, integrity, and loyalty, one appreciated his friends and rejoiced in being able to serve them. He was devoted to members of his family, and took great pride in serving his city in acts which were unobtrusive, yet known by those nearest him. Mr. Dunlap was the oldest living member of Fred Ende Lodge I.O.O.F. . Had he lived until May his membership would have covered a period of fifty years. During all the years that he was affiliated with the organization he was one of it's most ardent workers, and during the years when he was more active he was in attendance regularly at lodge meetings, and took a leadership in the furtherance of it's programs. He had been a member of the Central Christian Church in Greenville for many years, and endeavored to follow it's tenets in his everyday life. Mr. Dunlap is survived by two daughters and four sons, Mrs. Guy Shofner of Greenville and Mrs John Dickey of Bonham; Walter Dunlap, Albert Dunlap, Willie F. Dunlap and Amos Dunlap all of Greenville; sixteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two brothers W. L. Dunlap of Kansas City and E.D. Dunlap of Leavenworth, Missouri. His wife who was Anna Bell McCasland, passed away in 1931.

DUNN, Carl B.
1893-1899
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Apr 29 1899 - Carl Dunn, the only child of S. P. and Stella Dunn, aged six years and four days, died Sunday, in Brownington, with pneumonia, after a sickness of two weeks. Everything that loving hands and medical skill could do, was done, but to no avail, and his little spirit passed back to its maker, leaving grief-stricken parents and sorrowing friends. Carl was an exceptionally bright child, and with his cute, winning ways, made everybody his friend, and it is hard, very hard to give this bright young flower up, but He who doeth all things well, knoweth best, and there's another little jewel sleeping in Brownington cemetery, awaiting the welcome call on resurrection day, when all will be joy and happiness.

DUNN, David Milton
1925-2006
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2006 - David Milton Dunn was born at Illmo, Missouri, on February 24, 1925, son of Harvey and Auerola Baughn Dunn. He died March 24, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He married Vivian Boyle on March 9, 1946. He served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman during World War II. He was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad as a locomotive engineer, retiring in 1987. Preceding him in death were his parents. Survivors include his wife Vivian; one son David, Warterloo, Iowa; two daughters, Virginia Marie Dunn-Nylander and husband Kjell of Stockholm, Sweden, Dolores Dunn, Clinton; four brothers, Harold Dunn, Phillip Dunn, William Dunn, James Dunn; three sisters, Wilma Williamson, Mary Lou Teal, Ann Elizabeth Norton; five grandchildren, David Paul, Tipton, Iowa, Joy and husband Mason Vanderkolk of Reinbeck, Iowa; Jessica, Therese and David Nylander of Stockholm, Sweden. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 28, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

DUNN, Grace May BUCHANAN
1891-1959
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Grady Dunn, 68, of 117 East Allen, well known in various Clinton circles, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Aug. 30, about 7:30 a.m., at Wetzel Hospital. Mrs. Dunn was preparing breakfast shortly before 7:00 a.m., when she suddenly suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. She was rushed to the hospital but never regained consciousness, succumbing about 25 minutes after entering. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Consalus Funeral Home. Pall bearers will be nephews, Robert, J. C. and Rex Cummings, Audie Childers, Harold Eversole and Ray Childers. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. Grace May Buchanan, the third youngest of seven children of Harvey and Mahala Cruzan Buchanan, was born Aug. 13, 1891, near Climax Springs, Mo. A brother Roy, preceded her in death in 1928. When a young girl she moved to Clinton in 1904 with her parents and on Feb. 17, 1914, she married Calvin Grady Dunn. They first settled northwest of Clinton on a farm, later moving in Clinton in 1939 when Mr. Dunn retired from farming and devoted his entire time to the carpenter's profession. Two children blessed this union, a son Judson Lee, preceding her in death on Apr. 4, 1945, in a battle on Okinawa. His wife, now Mrs. Dan Heizman of Warsaw, has always been as an own daughter to the Dunns. The granddaughter, Linda, together with the Dunns' other grandchildren, Philip and Richard, sons of the Dunn daughter, Mrs. Roy Morgan and Mr. Morgan, Kansas City, were always a special delight and their visits were deeply treasured. Mrs. Dunn was a member of the First Baptist Church, also of the Clinton Rebekah Lodge, the Clinton WPFA and Happy Hour club, each bringing much pleasure to her. She was an active and valued member of these organizations and held various offices, being the recent secretary-treasurer of the Happy Hour Club. In the latter club she made the most of one of her hobbies, needlework, in which she was an expert. Devoted to her family and home, she also treasured many friendships. Besides her family, before mentioned, she leaves three sisters, Mrs. Ed (Floy) Maul, Kansas City, Mrs. Lester (Maude) Howard, and Mrs. J. C. (Nell) Cummings, Clinton; two brothers, Arlie and Lester Buchanan, Clinton; many other relatives and friends.

DUNN, James Archibald
1843-1911
Gillett Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James A. Dunn, prominent farmer and stock raiser living between Garland and Maurine, died at his home Wednesday, September 6. Born in Cooper County Dec. 24, 1843 and moved to the county with his parents when he was 10. He joined the Confederate army when he was 17, serving four years under General Price in Patson's Division, being discharged at Shreveport, La. at the close of the war. Married Jemima Harrington in 1866; she died in 1879; six children, three surviving. In 1879 he married Martha J. Tarter, who, with eight children, survive him. The funeral was at Salem Baptist Church near his home.

DUNN, Jasper Newton
1850-1929
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Jasper Newton Dunn, the youngest and last surviving member of a family of seven children was born in Cooper county, Mo., April 1, 1850. When a child of two years of age, his parents moved to Henry County. Here, Mr. Dunn grew to manhood and has lived in the same community in White Oak township since that time. September 27, 1876, he was united in marriage to Anna Taylor. To this union were born four children - James E. Dunn of Tulsa, Okla.; William R. Dunn, Charles C. Dunn and Florence B. Mendenhall of Urich. Besides his wife and the above named children he leaves nine grandchildren. Having lived in this community during it's settlement period, he knew much of the early history of White Oak township and the surrounding country. While only a boy of 12 to 15 years of age during the Civil war, he saw and felt enough of war's hardships to make a lasting impression on his memory. He lived on a farm all his life and was known as a first-class farmer and stockman. He delighted in seeing the crops and stock coming to maturity and took pride in having good stock. By his thrift and careful management, he accumulated a good acreage of land as well as other property to leave for the benefit of his wife and children. In business matters he was careful and at all times watchful of any interest entrusted to him, living a quiet life, giving time and attention to his home, family and their interests. In early life he joined the Masonic Fraternity and has been a continued member of the Urich lodge. For the past three or four years, he had been in failing health, but was a patient and uncomplaining sufferer. He was taken sick with influenza December 20, which developed into pneumonia about a week later. He passed away at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 1929, at the age of 78 years, 9 months and 7 days. Funeral services were at the home Thursday afternoon, January 10. He was laid to rest in a beautiful walnut casket, his favorite kind of wood, in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

DUNN, Kimberly Sue
1971-2011
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Kimberly Sue Dunn, 40, of Clinton, Missouri, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at her home. She was born August 23, 1971 in Springfield, Mo., to William Arthur Dunn and Paulette (Ginnings) Dunn. Kimberly was enrolled at State Fair Community College pursuing her Registered Nurse's degree. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge 3667 in Clinton, Mo. Survivors are, her son, Noah William Munoz of the home; her mother, Paulette Sell of Clinton, Mo.; a brother, William Dunn of Odessa, Mo.; a nephew, Logan William Dunn of Odessa, Mo.; her friend Chris Helm of Clinton, Mo.; aunts and uncles, Bobby and Patricia Ginnings of Raymore, Mo., and Michael and Treva Sperlazza of Andover, Kansas; and her maternal grandfather, Curtis Ginnings of Blue Springs, Mo. She was preceded in death by her "Dad" James C. Sell in March of 2007; and her maternal grandmother Christina Osborn on September 11, 1999. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DUNN, Reva Mae KNIGHT
1919-2006
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2006 - Reva Mae Dunn, 86, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, in Kansas City. She was born December 16, 1919, in Garden City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Opha and Eunice Knight, and her husband of 52 years, Jim Dunn. She is survived by her sister, June Fiormonti of Omaha, Nebraska; three daughters and two sons, Jeanne Mason Chapman of Lenexa, Kansas, Pamela Miles of Kansas City, Debbie Dunn-Taylor of Kansas City, Michael Dunn of Springfield and Terry Dunn of Kansas City; 11 grandchildren and 25 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 29, at Dickey Funeral Home in garden City, with burial in Garden City Cemetery.

DUNN, Robert T.
1844-1905
Salem Church Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, Missouri - Once more the death angel has visited our midst and taken from us a loving husband and father and kind neighbor, Robert Dunn. The subject of this sketch was born in Marietta, Georgia, April 8, 1844, where he lived until the age of 4 years when his father died. He then went with mother back to Tennessee, where he grew to manhood and was united in marriage to Miss Martha Clark. To this union were born seven children, one having died in infancy, six survive him - Mrs. Annie Holder of Chilhowee; Mrs. Fannie Holder of Redfield, Kansas; Mrs. Ella Bybee of Cross Timbers, Missouri; an only son Rhad Dunn of this place; Misses Mattie and Tinnie, who remain at home with their parents. Besides these are left a loving, faithful wife, also an only sister Mrs. C. Rainwater of Denver, Colorado, and many loving friends to mourn his loss. His former home was near Cross Timbers, where he resided on his farm some 14 or 16 years, but some three years ago he moved near Maurine, where his late sickness and death came, the fatal malady being pneumonia; was sick only 10 days. He passed away at 9:15 o'clock, January 12. He was a believer in Christ, having been immersed in the Presbyterian church when young. He stood firm to his belief and early training, as he was an upright, honest man, always being of a very lively, jovial disposition. He will be greatly missed by all.

DUNN, Rodney Lane
1966-2006
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 28 2006 - Rodney Lane Dunn was born June 7, 1966, in Clinton, the son of Dale and Dottie Dunn of Urich. He died at the age of 39 at the University of Kansas Medical Center on April 8, 2006, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Rodney was a 1984 graduate of Sherwood High School and a 1988 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity. While attending MU, he met Brenda Kay Steinbach of Holden. They were married October 21, 1989, in Clinton at the Clinton Christian Church. Rodney and Brenda established a loving home in Oak Grove and started their life together engaging in their favorite activities of boating, fishing and camping. Soon they began their own family with their first son Trevor Andrew Dunn, born June 22, 1995. Their family continued to grow with their second son Jeremy Travis Dunn, born July 17, 1998. They completed their family with their third son Corey Jacob Dunn, born April 8, 2002. Rodney was a member of Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church during his childhood and accepted Christ as his Savior at a young age. He presently was a member of Oak Grove Christian Church where he served as a deacon. His faith grew as he and his family participated in church activities and through fellowship with other members. Throughout his battle with cancer, his faith helped him cope with the outcome of his illness and drew their family closer together. Rodney was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Richard and Bessie Dunn, and his maternal grandfather, Cecil Simpson. He is survived by his wife Brenda, and his sons, Trevor, Jeremy and Corey. He is also survived by his parents Dale and Dottie Dunn, Urich; his brother Kendal Wayne Dunn wife Kathy, and their children, Sierra and Carson, O'Fallon; his sister Jana Rae Dunn, Kansas City, and his maternal grandmother Irene Simpson, Clinton. He is also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and countless friends. Rodney lived life to the fullest and treasured the time he had with his immediate and extended family. He was never slow with a smile or a quick joke and had a kind heart and a loving soul that was unmatched. Rodney shared his love of woodworking with his father and was a master at building creations from wood. He built most of the home his family lived in, taking pride in every piece of wood he put into place and filling the home with furniture he created. Another love he shared with his father and brother was building a family cabin in the woods. It hosted many weekends of deer hunting and family bonding. This retreat was one of Rodney's favorite places on earth, which allowed him to share his two passions with his boys: hunting and carpentry. Rodney was employed by Noel Designs, Inc., an architectural woodworking firm in Kansas City, for 17 years. He began his career in the woodshop and worked his way up to company vice president. In January 2006, he filled his lifelong dream of opening his own business, Dunn Woodworks. Rodney spent his last months living bravely and lovingly with his family, friends, coworkers and church members. He accepted the challenge God placed before him with dignity and strength. His character and strength of faith have left a positive impact on everyone who knew him and with his wife, he taught his children the way to live a devoted and meaningful life. Those who knew Rodney are blessed and privileged. He was a man of his word, a man who lived his family and God. He will remain forever in the hearts of all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Christian Church in Clinton Wednesday, April 12. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DUNN, William Edward
1867-1936
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Prominent Farmer and Livestock Raiser Dies - W. E. Dunn laid down his life's burdens at 4:45 Thursday morning, April 30. He had suffered much as the result of a stroke the last three weeks at his home about 1 1/2 miles east of Urich, and though the loving hands of his nearest ones administered tenderly to his wants, and medical skill was called upon, the suffering could not be alleviated and he entered the bourne of eternal rest. William E. Dunn, son of pioneer Henry county parents, was born May 26, 1867 in White Oak township, where his entire life was spent. His education was receive din the public schools of Henry county, and at the age of 22, he began to farm for himself. In 1897, he purchased a farm of 240 acres, which was his home many years, and as the years progressed, he added to his acres. He was recognized as one of the leading farmers and stock raisers of Henry county. His farm was kept in a high state of cultivation, and the stock which he fed usually composed one of the most extensive herds in this section. The Dunn home and farm have always indicated the thrift and progress of its owner - an attractive and well-kept place in every detail. Mr. Dunn and Ida Bell Walker, also a child of pioneer Henry countians, were united in marriage January 27, 1890, and they were given three children. Both Mr. and Mrs. Dunn joined the Baptist church and kept the faith of their belief in their daily living. For many years he was a member of the men's Bible class of the Hartwell Baptist church, and gave the support and influence of his presence at every church service, unless illness prevented. His part in the church services was usually a quiet one, but no one will quite fill his place as competently, sincerely and fully as Mr. Dunn did. He served many years as deacon of the church. His kindly nature, quiet humor and innate honesty made Mr. Dunn a favorite wherever he went. Children and young folks especially were his friends, for he knew the language of childhood and how to treat them as a good comrade. He believed in giving young people every opportunity of education, as his children were all sent to college, his son to the State Teachers College in Warrensburg and his daughters to Cottey College in Nevada. He was a director in the Bank of Urich, and one of the outstanding backers of better roads in this county. He served tirelessly and willingly on committees for the promotion of better roads, and many of the fine all weather roads in the county are directly due to his continuous efforts and work as he served on the County Highway Commission many years. In many ways, Mr. Dunn put service above gain for self in his daily living, and thus left a worthy reputation of industry, unselfishness and community betterment that others might well strive to emulate. Surviving Mr. Dunn is his beloved companion of over forty years and their three children: Edward Dunn, now a teacher in the Urich high school; Mrs. Allen Norris and Mrs. Newt Shipman, both of whom lived in the community where their father resided. There are also three grandchildren, Mrs. Allen Adair, Pryor, Ola.; Billie and Eugene Norris, Urich; a sister, Mrs. Mary Childers, Blairstown; stepmother, Mrs. Martha Dunn, Clinton; and the following half brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ida Jageman, Mrs. Tina Swart and Grady Dunn, Blairstown; Mrs. Stella Coe, Holden; and Mrs. Mable Barth, Urich. Two nephews, Claud Blevins of Natches, Washington, and Cecil Blevins of ElDorado, Ark., whom also mourn the passing of their foster father. Funeral services were held at the Hartwell Baptist church Saturday. Burial was at the Norris cemetery.

DUNN, William Richard Jr.
1907-2001
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2001 - William Richard Dunn, 94, Clinton, died Friday, October 26, 2001, at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 5 2001 - William Richard Dunn, Jr., son of William Richard Sr. and Ora T. Gates Dunn, was born July 14, 1907, on a farm south of Urich. He departed this life October 26, 2001, at the age of 94 years and three months. Richard received his education at Hickory Grove grade school, Urich High School and attended the University of Missouri, for a one-year short-course in agriculture. He accepted Jesus Christ at early age and joined Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a faithful attender and a dedicated member, serving as a church elder for over 50 years. Richard was united in marriage to Bessie Belle Ross on January 26, 1928, at Montrose, and to this union one son was born. They resided on a farm south of Urich for 63 years. Richard served on many boards benefiting the community. Richard is survived by his son, Dale and wife, Dottie; granddaughter, Jana; grandsons, Kendal and wife, Kathy, Rodney and wife, Brenda, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday, October 28. Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery, Montrose.

DUNNING, Albert D.
1838-1920
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Albert Dunning died at his home near Deepwater Saturday night at 11 p.m., after a month of extreme suffering. He was born in Trego county, Kentucky, January 13, 1838, being 82 years, 4 months and 20 days old at the time of his leaving us. He moved with his parents to Henry county when a year old and they were the earliest settlers of Fairview township. In 1874 he moved to the farm which had been his home ever since and now his body rests in the cemetery there. he was married to Miss Ellan Fudge, Oct. 10, 1880, who survives him. Nine children were given to this union, one having passed on before. The living children are: Mrs. Con Strickland, Miss Lillie Dunning, John, Ab, Shade, Bob, Archie and Earl Dunning, all living either a home or nearby. He served four years with the Confederate army during the Civil War, having enlisted in the fall of 1861 in Col. Lewis' 16th Missouri Infantry. He participated in the fights at Carthage, Springfield, Lone Jack, Mo., and Helena, Ark., where he was wounded in the cheek. Also was in several other engagements. He made a profession of faith in the Master and united with the Brownington Baptist church, when he was about 33. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist church at the time of his death. Bro. Dunning was a good citizen, an obliging neighbor, a worthy husband and devoted father. He had a mind of his own and was slow in forming conclusions, but firm in his decisions. He was a great financier, and the good Lord had blessed him with a large fruitage as the result of his activities in the arena of business circles. He has lived his life, fought his battles and paid his last debt. He owned a large stock and grain farm and was ever for progress in the farm and cattle business. His death is a real loss to the community. The funeral was Monday afternoon at his late home. Interment in the Dunning cemetery nearby. The following tribute was written by Mrs. J. J. Russell: Uncle Albert, as he was familiarly known in this community, had a cheerful disposition, was kind and tender hearted. He was fond of his home and family. His home was his kingdom and his rule was love. His devotion to his friends was beautiful. Many will recall the veritable feasts spread at this hospitable home by him and his good wife for the pleasure of their friends and relatives. Hearts have been touched as they sat at his table, as they heard his voice lifted to God in humble prayer and thanksgiving, and they knew that in his soul dwelt a faith that was steadfast and true. The days of his last illness extended into months, yet he bore it with patience and fortitude. All that loving hands could do was done, but the time of his promotion had come and his spirit passed to the Great Beyond at 11 o'clock on the night of June 5th, his age being 82 years, 4 months and 20 days.

DUNNING, Audrey Freeman
1878-1924
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Audrey Freeman Dunning, the only son of Henry W. and Sarah L. Dunning, was born near Deepwater, Mo., August 23, 1878. Most of his life was spent in and near Deepwater. After graduation from the Deepwater high school he was a successful teacher for several years. He was married to Miss Delia M. Waller, Sept. 9, 1909. Two children - Eugene and Louise, came to bless their home. Freeman became a Christian and united with Deepwater Baptist church at the age of 17. He continued a faithful and active member, a willing worker in Sunday School and young people's work and was a charter member of the B.Y.P.U. As a young man he was always found in his place in the church and his moral character was above reproach. He had served as deacon and as Sunday School superintendent in the Deepwater church for several years. When he moved to Kansas City he moved his membership and became affiliated with his church there. Besides his immediate family, he leaves his mother and sister, Mrs. L. J. Ahrendt, and many relatives and friends who sorrow because of his departure. His father, who was a faithful deacon of the Deepwater Baptist church for many years, passed on to the eternal home in March, 1912. After all that loving hands and medical skill could do, the long painful illness came to a close Dec. 13, in Kansas City, Kas., and he has entered into the rest prepared for the people of God. The body was brought to Deepwater and funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church Tuesday of last week. Burial was in the Uncle Albert Dunning cemetery.

DUNNING, Avis Mercedes CHURCH
1893-1960
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Miles Dunning, Deepwater resident and well known Missouri agricultural leader who observed her 67th birthday Mar. 4 and died the following day, was laid to rest Mar. 7 in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Dunning had served since 1948 as a member of the board of directors of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation and for 10 years as chairman of the Farm Bureau Women's committee. A charter member of the Henry County Farm Bureau she served on her county board in a number of capacities. In 1956 she was elected a member of the state-wide, "Home and Community" committees of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation. She served in that capacity for two years until elected to succeed Mrs. Paul Palmer, Eldon, Mo., as "member at large" on the Missouri Farm Federation board. In this position she played a dual role, acting as both the chairman of the Women's Committee and member of the board until 1958 when she was appointed to chairmanship of the Farm Bureau Health and Education committee. Mrs. Dunning was a loyal and valued member of the Deepwater Baptist Church and had taught a class of young people for a number of years. She was church pianist, had served as president of the W.M.U. and was clerk of the Tebo Baptist Association at the time of her death, a position she had filled for 14 years. She was a Republican committee woman of Fairview Township. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Deepwater Baptist Church. Avis Church, daughter of Eli and Hattie Sweet Church was born Mar. 4, 1893, near Brownington, Mo. On Oct. 11, 1911, she married Miles Dunning. Shared interest made their union a most desirable and happy one. Hospitality radiated from their home, and both were happy when it was a meeting place for social activities such as church affairs, farm clubs or when kinsmen and friends visited them. In 1945 Mr. and Mrs. Dunning retired from the strenuous work on the farm and left their lovely country home about a mile west of Deepwater for their present comfortable home in Deepwater Mrs. Dunning who died at 8:45 a.m. Mar. 5, 1960, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Harvey at Eldon, Mo., had undergone major surgery in July of 1959. For a time friends and relatives were hopeful of a complete recovery. However, she succumbed to a series of strokes, the first while still in the hospital and two subsequent ones the last, a few days before her death. Since her illness she had been with her daughter in Eldon the major part of the time, where Mr. Dunning shared the vigil of caring for her as her strength failed. Survivors include her husband of the home and the daughter, Mrs. Vinita Harvey before mentioned; a son, Miles Eli Dunning, Deepwater; three adored grandchildren, Larry and Barbara Dunning and Mrs. John B. (Patricia) Jeans, Jr., St. Louis; a great-grandson, John B. Jeans, III; a sister, Mrs. C. M. (Grace) Fisher, Kansas City; a brother, A. B. Church, Rich Hill, many other relatives and friends.

DUNNING, Carrie Gladys VARNER
1904-1997
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys Varner Dunning died March 4, 1997, at Westwood Home, Clinton. She was the youngest child of Maurice and Della Cromer Varner, and was born on July 26, 1904, west of Deepwater in the vicinity where she grew up and spent most of her life. She attended the rural schools and later graduated from Deepwater High School with the class of 1922. She taught in the rural schools of Henry County and was a children's Sunday school teacher in her church. She served as church clerk for more than 50 years. On June 7, 1925, she was married to Joe Russell Dunning. She then had the role of farm wife until April 1976 when they became residents of Clinton. Joe died December 4, 1984. They were the parents of two daughters, Marcella Jane Wilson, who died January 25, 1997, and Marilyn June McVey of Clinton. They had eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Grandma had no favorites. Her philosophy of life was that there is always good in everyone and each person has a unique personality. She sought and found this knowledge and loved all equally. She had one brother, Ernest L. Varner, and one sister, Mrs. Roy (Mary) Briggs. In later life she continued studying "The Book" in which you can always find something new and she kept abreast with the times by the study of the current events of the day. Maybe an obituary is not some flowery eulogy someone writes after our departure but would not it be better for it to be the fond unsaid memories each of the survivors secretly holds in their hearts. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, March 7. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DUNNING, Cecil Woodrow
1913-1993
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cecil Woodrow Dunning, 79, Clinton, Mo., died April 10, 1993, at a hospital in Clinton. Services will be Tuesday at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton; burial in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Mo. Mr. Dunning was born in Henry County, Mo., and lived in rural Clinton most of his life. He was a farmer in rural Clinton, retiring in 1977. Survivors include a brother, Clyde Dunning, North Kansas City; two nieces and a nephew.

DUNNING, Edna Earle JONES
1880-1958
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Funeral Service Sunday For Mrs. J. H. Dunning - Final rites for Mrs. Hardaman Dunning, who died Thursday here, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the First Baptist Church. The pastor, the Rev. S. Richard Wallis, conducted the service and Vansant Funeral Home was in charge. Escorts to the final resting place in Englewood Cemetery were A. J. Hood, Dr. G. S. Wetzel, Joe Dunning, Marsh Dunning, Harry England, Jr., and Ralph Kahmann. Edna Earle Jones was born near Montrose, Missouri, April 11, 1880, and passed from this life at the Wetzel Hospital of Clinton, February 13, 1958, at the age of seventy-seven years and ten months. Mrs. Dunning was the daughter of Elizabeth Ann Marsh and Joseph Burns Jones. She knew the pleasures and joys that come to those of large families, being the youngest daughter of a family consisting of five daughters and four sons, all of whom had preceded her in death. At the age of thirteen years she was converted and united with the Prairie Zion Methodist Church. All of her life she was a dedicated and consecrated Christian, devoting her best energy to the Lord's work. Her early education was received in and near Montrose. Later she attended the Appleton City Academy, specializing in public speaking. Special private lessons in public speaking were later continued in Clinton, being taught by the late Mrs. William Godwin. She participated in many oratorical contests. Mrs. Dunning was a woman with many talents, being well-known through the county as a soloist, possessing a fine soprano voice. She was a member of a Choral Music Class, taught by Professor Barnes of Texas. In 1902, her family moved to Deepwater, Mo. Here she was married on Thanksgiving Day to Mr. John Hardaman Dunning. Her husband, being a deacon and active member in the Baptist Church, Mrs. Dunning transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church of Deepwater. Mr. Dunning preceded her in death, December 26, 1944. To Mr. and Mrs. Dunning three children were born, all of whom survive: two daughters, Isabel Dunning of the home, Elizabeth Worley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and one son, Richard H. Dunning of Lee's Summit, Mo., three grandchildren, John and Rebecca Worley and Jane Dunning. Mrs. Dunning was a wonderful mother, establishing a home which set the highest standards of upright living. She gave herself unsparingly throughout the years that her children should lack nothing in the attainment of these standards. Mrs. Dunning had dedicated her life to the work of her Master and used her life to influence others to become Christians. Her going after such a brief illness was a fulfillment of her desire that she might continue in her active service until the end. Her more than average lifetime of self-sacrificing service was a most fitting and perfect one to place at the throne of the Master.

DUNNING, Ella Mae ADAMS
1885-1945
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Oct 11 1945 - Mrs. Jake Dunning Dies - Ella Mae Adams, daughter of Wallace and Janie Adams, was born near Brownington on September 9, 1885 and passed into eternity at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City on October 5, 1945, 26 days after her 60th birthday. She had been ill for some time and had been in the hospital for 29 days during which time she underwent an operation when it was found that no mortal help could be had for her malady and God in His mercy called her hence. Ella and Jake Dunning were united in marriage on Dec. 21, 1905 and lived their entire married life in Henry County. To them were born four children, three of whom, Lewis, Cecil and Clyde, survive to comfort their father in his loss. Her mother, Mrs. Janie Miers of Calhoun also survives and her brother, Benny Adams of Rockville; her sister, Mrs. Sidney Dirck, Calhoun; many nephews and nieces and innumerable friends. Two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Brann and Mrs. Henry Chiles and her brother, Robert Adams, preceded her in death. Mrs. Dunning was a lifelong Baptist, having been converted in early life. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and lived the truest kind of a Christian life. Her home was her throne and her family her dearest subjects. She labored steadily for her Master wherever she lived and in whichever church was nearest and she leaves the unforgettable memory of a good wife and mother and a heritage of love that will live on in her family's hearts. The benediction of her presence will live long in the lives of all who knew and loved her. When it became known that her hours were numbered, her family gathered at her bedside and her oldest son, Lewis, who had been home on emergency furlough because of her illness, was discharged from Army service just in time to see her for the last time ere God called her Home. Thus came to the end of her journey toward that Eternal Home she had looked forward to-and fell asleep with her loved ones near, to awake to that glorious day where sorrow and suffering never enter. An immense concourse of friends and relatives gathered at the Vansant Funeral Home in Clinton Sunday afternoon for the last rites. The following nephews acted as pall bearers: Everett, Ray and Hubert Dunning, Clarence and Herschel Adams and Glen Chiles and they bore her body to its last resting place in the beautiful Brownington Cemetery beside the infant daughter, who had died soon after birth in 1906. As the many relatives and friends with aching hearts honored the memory of this wonderful woman whose very life was the epitome of Christian service, their sympathy was expressed for the husband left to round out his later life in loneliness and to the two sons at home and the married son from Kansas City, in their presence at the service, in the many acts of kindness offered, and in the beautiful flowers that filled the sanctuary. May God in His infinite mercy grant her loved ones the gift of His compassion that is able to make their sorrow bearable.

DUNNING, Ella Martin FUDGE
1864-1935
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Pioneer Mother at Rest - Softly and gently as one who close her eyes for pleasant dreams, Mrs. Ella Martin Dunning went to her Maker at 7:45 Easter morning, April 21, at the home west of Deepwater where she had spent her girlhood, was married, gave birth to nine children and reared all but one to maturity. The last few years of her life, Mrs. Dunning's health had failed and last year she was in the hospital at Kansas City five weeks. The operation and treatments gave only temporary relief and this spring she returned to the Wesley Hospital where she remained a few days more than a month. Last Monday she was taken home that she might be released from earthly pain in the surroundings to which she had given her life's energy. She was happy to be home once more, and when she was sung in her bed she smiled contentedly. Ella M. Fudge was born near Charleston, Ill., July 22, 1864, the daughter of Martha Elizabeth Susan Wood and Adam T. Fudge. This pioneer couple and their family came west in a covered wagon when this daughter was two years old and built a frame house west of Deepwater where they bought land. A few years later they moved to another place near the first home. It was on this farm, now occupied by Earl Dunning, that Ella M. Fudge was reared to womanhood and was married October 10, 1880, to Albert Dunning, a native Kentuckian who had lived in Henry County most of his life. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Dunning lived on the farm where she was reared as her father had died when she was 11 years old. Mr. Dunning bought this place and became one of the largest land holders in Henry County, at one time owning 2,100 acres of rich farm land. The home was in the center of the large tract and is now known as the Dunning home place. Mr. Dunning died June 5, 1920, and Mrs. Dunning continued to live at the home place except when she left to be with her children. She was devoted to her family and each of her children returned her love and devotion measure for measure, always concerned about her comfort and happiness. She saw the value of education and gave her children every educational opportunity possible. Many years ago Mrs. Dunning was converted and gave her life into the Master's keeping, following in his footsteps, doing His will and treasuring His teachings. her membership was at the Pleasant Valley Baptist church and as long as she was at home and her health permitted, she was active in the affairs of the church. the children who survive Mrs. Dunning are Mrs. Con Strickland, three miles west of Pleasant Valley church; John Dunning, west of Deepwater; Albert Dunning, north of Deepwater; Shade Dunning, Oakley, Calif.; Miss Lillian Dunning, who has been in Seattle, Wash., but came home to be with her mother during her illness; Robert L. Dunning, north of Deepwater; Earl Dunning, who lives on the home place; and Archie Dunning, who is teaching at Stockton, Mo. One daughter, Angel, the next to the youngest child, died when she was 15 months old. Also surviving Mrs. Dunning is a sister, Mrs. Wood Richeson, of Deepwater; and two brothers, Thos. J. Fudge of Cedar County and Richard Fudge of St. Clair County. There are ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the home. Burial was in the Pleasant Valley cemetery, just south of the home.

DUNNING, Erma Nadine DELOZIER
1910-2005
Orchard Mesa Cemetery, Grand Junction, Mesa Co, CO
Erma Nadine Dunning died peacefully in her sleep from natural causes March 25, 2005, in a nursing home in Tucson, Arizona, where she has resided for the last four years. About ten years ago she moved to Tucson to be near her daughter. Erma was born October 9, 1910 in Leesville, Missouri, the only daughter of James Asa and Effie Lee Ona DeLozier. Erma made the commitment early in life to lead a Christian life and fulfilled that commitment well. Erma and family were long time residents of Grand Junction, having arrived there in 1936. After losing her life's companion, Harold, she went to work for and retired from Woolworth's in Grand Junction. She enjoyed all of the nice people who came in to buy a Hogie sandwich or just to say, "Hello". Her charming ways, her wit, understanding, and natural humor will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Dunning was preceded in death by her husband, William Harold Dunning and son, Harry Lee Dunning, both of Grand Junction, Colorado, as well as six brothers, a stepsister, and a half-brother. She is survived by a daughter, Wanda Davis (Ray), Tucson, Arizona, a son, William (Bill) Dunning (Barbara) of Grand Junction, Colorado, daughter-in-law, Lois Dunning also of Grand Junction, Colorado, many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, all who loved her dearly.

DUNNING, Ethel M. RANDOLPH
1907-1951
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, July 1951 - Mrs. Earl Dunning of Deepwater, whose serious illness and stay in St. Luke's Hospital terminated in death at 1:45 a. m., Thursday, July 12, 1951, was a devoted and worthy woman whose empty niche means a loss that will be felt by many friends as well as her beloved family. Ethel, the daughter of Harve and Mary Jane Leet Randolph, was born July 14, 1907, at Urich, coming to the end of life's journey just two days before her 44th birthday. She was the eldest of five children born to that union, and all formed a close-knit group, with companionship between all that was hearty and happy. Leaving Urich, the family moved to Deepwater where she spent the remainder of her life. As a girl of 18, she united with the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and was an active member as long as health permitted, enjoying as much as any service her teaching of the boy's Sunday School Class. Nov. 15, 1927, she became the wife of Earl Dunning and to them four children were given, Albert Earl of Bolivar; Mrs. Franklin Chaney of Deepwater; and Harvey and Peggy of the home. Being a true wife and mother, her constant thought and prayer was for her family, with her kindness and thoughtfulness extending to many other people who were always welcome at her home, for she shared companionship with all who knew her. Surviving besides her husband and children above mentioned, are two grandchildren, Frankie and Jackie Chaney, who were ever present in her mind, even in the last days of her grievous illness. Her mother, Mrs. Harve Randolph, who resides in Clinton, also survives is one sister, Mrs. Rolla Loudermilk, and three brothers, Payton of Clinton, Harvey Leet of Kansas City, and Roy of Berwick, Illinois. Funeral services were held July 15 at the First Baptist Church at Clinton. The body was laid to sleep in Englewood, Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home in charge.

DUNNING, Eva Mae THOMPSON
1901-1988
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Eva Mae Dunning was born January 28, 1901 in Brownington, the daughter of Robert L. Thompson and Ada Ann Wagoner Thompson. She accepted Christ and was baptized Dec. 7, 1901 in Brownington at the Christian Church. She attended school in Brownington and graduated from Deepwater High School where she was a member of the Deepwater High School girls basketball team. She was graduated from Baird College in Clinton. On Sept. 22, 1921 she married J. W. "Doc" Dunning at Deepwater, Mo. To this union two children were born, R. L. Dunning and Shirley Ann Dunning Wareham. They lived on a farm east of Brownington before moving to the old Dunning farm west of Deepwater. They lived there until they moved into Deepwater in 1932 where they ran a General Store on Highway 13. Eva was a hard worker both at home and at the store. in 1951 Doc and Eva moved to Clinton where Doc worked for MFA Insurance and Eva went to work as a nurse at the old Wetzel Hospital. She worked there for 10 years until Doc's death when she went to work for P. N. Hirsch when they opened on the Clinton Square. She worked there until she retired in 1965. She was an avid sports fan, particularly the Royals baseball team. One of the highlights of her life was meeting and having her picture taken with two members of the Royals baseball team. She was such an avid fan that it was no surprise to go visit grandma and find the TV and portable radio on in the bedroom and kitchen and a loud "hush" to anyone talking during important plays. She always had a smile on her face and a word of encouragement for everyone. She loved her neighbors at Kenton Place and always enjoyed their get togethers at each others apartments. She was a member of the first Christian Church at Clinton where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Young At Hearts. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the V. F. W. Auxiliary. She will be deeply missed by her son R. L. and wife, Elizabeth, her five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, her many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Dec. 29, at the Christian Church. Internment was in Englewood Cemetery. Sickman-Dunning were in charge of arrangements.

DUNNING, Everett Leroy
1921-2002
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2002 - Everett Leroy Dunning was born in Deepwater October 17, 1921. He attended Tranquility Grade School and graduated from Deepwater High School in 1939. He entered the Army in 1942. He was sent overseas in 1943, landing in Italy and it was there that he made Corporal and the position of gunner on his tank, the Mohawk. It was hit south of Rome and he was taken a prisoner of the Germans, where he remained until liberated in June 1945. He was discharged in September 1945 and enjoyed a happy homecoming! He married Gladys Shirley Wood on November 7, 1945, and they celebrated their 56th anniversary in 2001. Everett was a lifelong cattle farmer and worked several years in the grocery business, both retail and wholesale. He worked at William F. Crome for 17 years. He proudly served six years as Southside Commissioner of Henry County and enjoyed these years very much. He was an active participant in his community, serving on road boards, etc. He was instrumental in organizing and supporting the Deepwater Senior Center and had enjoyed working on fundraisers and numerous other projects for them. He was a member of the VFW, the State Fair Chapter of Ex-POWs and RSVP Board. Everett loved life and remained active with his family and friends and so enjoyed his yard and garden and trips to Branson. He was a very "special" uncle to his nieces and nephews and played an important part in their lives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah Elmer and Eva Mae Dunning, and several cousins, uncles and aunts. He is survived by his wife, Gladys of the home; one aunt, Audrey Strickland, Independence; one uncle, Earl Thomas and his wife, Appleton City; one brother-in-law, Alfred Wood and his wife, Neosho; one sister-in-law, Ruth Keith, Clinton; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, February 15. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

DUNNING, George F.
1854-1925
George F. Dunning, who had been in feeble health for some time, died at his home on South Carter street, Wednesday, September 9th, 1925. He was born in this county March 6, 1854, and was 71 years, 6 months and 3 days old. He was a son of Freeman Dunning, one of the pioneers of Henry county. He was married twice, his first wife being Nannie Ponder, who died in 1919. To this union one son, Tad Dunning, was born, who survives and lives at Huntington Beach, Calif. May 3rd, 1921, he was united in marriage with Alice Fahnestock, who survives him. He was a life-long Democrat, was a highly respected citizen, and will be sadly missed by his good friends. Services at his late residence, Thursday morning, after which his remains were taken to Santa Ana, Calif., for burial in a vault beside his first wife.

DUNNING, Georgia Alice COVEY FAHNESTOCK
1857-1927
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Oct 14 1927 - Mrs. Alice Dunning died at the home of her daughter, near Lowry City, Mo., Wednesday, October 5th, following a long illness. She had been with her daughter since last February, owning to her feebleness. On August 12th, her long suffering, which lasted over seven weeks began. She was unable to lie in bed, but was compelled to sit in a chair, her right limb giving her unbearable pain. She was never without suffering until the end. Deceased's maiden name was Alice Covey. She was born September 23, 1857, being 70 years and 12 days of age. In 1873, she was married to E.L. Fahnestock, who preceded her in death 16 years ago. To this union, were born two children, one dying in infancy, the other, Mrs. Grace L. Shy, of Lowry City. On May 4th, 1921, she was married to George F. Dunning, who also passed on to the better world two years ago. She lived in LaDue 48 years, and in Clinton six years, residing in Henry county all her life. She leaves to mourn her death four children, namely: L.W. Fahnestock, Nebraska City, Nebr.; Annie M. Howard, Tampa, Idaho; Ida M. Hull, LaDue, Mo.; and Grace L. Shy, of Lowry City, Mo. Also a host of friends and relatives. Deceased had been a devout Christian and follower of the Master since her early youth, being a member of the LaDue Christian church. She was an affectionate and indulgent mother and devoted companion and kind to all who knew her. Funeral services were held at Bear Creek church. The body was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Bear Creek cemetery.

DUNNING, Gladys Shirley WOOD
1925-2014
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 20 2014 - Gladys Shirley Dunning, 88, died on February 20, 2014, at her home in Clinton. Gladys was born on May 5, 1925, at Deepwater to Charles William Wood, Sr. and Nellie Olive (Peterson) Wood. She attended Deepwater Grade School and graduated from Deepwater High School in 1942. After graduation she worked as a dental assistant and later as a bookkeeper for Crowe Coal Co. in Clinton. On November 7, 1945, she married Everett L. Dunning in Fort Scott, KS. They celebrated 56 years of marriage before he passed away in 2002. They were longtime cattle farmers and also worked in the grocery business for several years. They both were involved in getting the Deepwater Senior Center started, members of the State Fair Chapter of The American Ex-POWS and RSVP. She loved her home and was happiest when she was entertaining family and friends. She also enjoyed their trips to Branson to the music shows. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, parents and three brothers, Charles William Wood, Jr., Alfred Wood and James Keith, and one niece, Janice Wood. Survivors include three nephews, Ron (Gina) Wood, Willard, Steve Wood, San Antonio, TX, Mike (Karen) Keith, Clinton; three nieces, Lisa (Wayne) Willis, Neosho, Linda (Pat) Willey, Everett, WA., and Kathy Wood, Clinton, and several cousins. Funeral services were at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, February 24. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

DUNNING, H. T. "Tad"
abt 1882-1950
Clinton Eye, Dec 21 1950 - Funeral services for H. T. (Tad) Dunning, 68, who died Dec. 4 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, were held Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7, in Fairheaven Mausoleum. Mr. Dunning's death followed a long illness for which he was hospitalized a number of times. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Brownlee Dunning, who has been staying with her mother, Mrs. Mary Brownlee of Los Angeles during his last illness. Mr. Dunning was born in Brownington, Mo. He moved to California 53 years ago and had lived in Orange County the past 30 years. Before moving to Santa Ana, he made his home in Huntington Beach. He belonged to the Santa Ana Rotary Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Huntington Beach Shrine. He was owner of extensive properties in Orange County. Long interested in Santa Ana Assistance League Charities, Mr. Dunning aided the league, of which his wife is an active member, in many of its projects. He managed the annual horse shows on several occasions and had charge of ticket sales for the Laguna Beach Festival for Arts Day, sponsored a few years ago by the league. He served as a member of the southern Orange County Red Cross board on several occasions. Mr. Dunning, son of Geo. and Nannie Dunning, resided in Clinton before going to California. He was a cousin of L. J. Ahrendt, Deepwater. - Santa Ana Register, Dec. 5 1950

DUNNING, Harry Lee & Lena M. BIGUM
1886-1918
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Harry Dunning and Wife Both Died - At Pittsburg, Kas., with Influenza. Mr. Dunning died Dec. 22nd, after a week's illness. His wife took sick just a few days later and she died Christmas morning. It was indeed a sad Christmas for their little children, who are left doubly bereft of their dear parents Christmas day the baby Alpha Gorden, who is 2 years old, was very ill with pneumonia. There are two other children - Harold, about 10 years old and Aleta, about 7. Harry Dunning was born near Deepwater about 32 years ago, where he grew to manhood. For several years he was employed by Deepwater Mercantile Co., and other industries. In 1910 he became deputy county recorder for J. B. Redford and served about 1-2 years. He then moved to Pittsburg, Kans., which had been their home ever since. He united with the Baptist church at Deepwater in his youth and was a ready worker in all departments, having served that church as Sunday school superintendent. His wife was also an active worker in the Baptist church, having been organist and doing everything she could which was needed to be done. When they moved to Clinton they were useful members of the Baptist church. He also belonged to several lodges. Harry Dunning and wife both had bright, sunny dispositions that made them favorites wherever they were. They were always ready to do an act of kindness for a neighbor. Their little children were left without father to guide and direct their ways in right living and to provide for education and life in general. At the same time their dear mother can no longer bind up the little stubbed toes or kiss the bruised spot to make it well or to listen to their little troubles. The relatives or friends will give them a home and love them, but it can never be the same. There will be a void in the lives of these little ones, which never can be filled. Harry Dunning is a son of Wm. Dunning and wife, of Deepwater, whose home is so saddened already by the death of their son, Hardaman Dunning in France. He leaves the following brothers and sisters - Robert, of Appleton City, Mesdames Geo. Braun, W. E. Dunning, of Deepwater; Ivey Williams, east of Clinton; Wilson, Allie, Joe and Nannie May, at home. Mrs. Dunning is survived by her mother, Mrs. Wm. Bigum; three brothers - Alpha, who has just returned home from the navy; Gordon, who is in the army, and Russell, at home. Both bodies were brought to the home of his parents, where funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday and interment was in the Dunning grave yard, near the home.

DUNNING, Henrietta MALLORY
1853-1901
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 11 1902 - Mrs. Henrietta Dunning, beloved wife of James Henry Dunning, living three miles west of Deepwater, died December 24, 1901, being 48. She had been in delicate health for some time but no one had any idea that the end was so near. There was a general breaking down of the system, caused by a complication of troubles. She was born May 1, 1953 and her maiden name was Mallory. A devoted Baptist, she married Mr. Dunning December 28, 1875 and they had nine children, three of whom preceded her to the better land. Her highest aim in life was to train her children in the way God would have them go. She was of a cheerful disposition. She also leaves three brothers and several sisters to mourn her. The body was tenderly laid to rest in the Dunning Cemetery.

DUNNING, Joseph Russell "Joel"
1903-1984
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Joe R. Dunning, 81, Clinton, died Tuesday at a hospital here. He was born in Deepwater, Mo., and had lived in Clinton for 10 years. Mr. Dunning was a farmer before he retired in 1976. He was an associate judge in Henry County, Mo., and was presiding judge from 1954 to 1958. He was a member of the Deepwater Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Gladys Dunning of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn McVey Clinton, and Mrs. Marcella Wilson, Warrensburg, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Allie Belle Scrogham Deepwater; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel, Clinton; burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DUNNING, Lucy E. THOMPSON
1892-1935
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - At 1:10 Sunday afternoon the soul of Mrs. Robert L. Dunning, who had lain in the dark shadows of unconsciousness for more than two days, heard the distant music of the heavenly band and arose to take its place in the land where go those who love the Lord and serve Him. Left behind was the frail worn body which had borne without a complaint from her lips a pain so intense as to be almost past human endurance. Early this spring Mrs. Dunning was taken to the hospital for an operation, but though the surgeons were highly skilled in their profession they recognized her condition as being a very grave and even then had slight hopes of her recovery. She returned to her home north of Deepwater, but disease had laid its hand heavily upon her and more trips to the hospital were necessary. After the last visit, the doctors said they could do nothing further for her, so her husband brought her back to her sunny beautiful home, where she spent her last days, surrounded by the love and devotion of her husband and friends. Those last days were happy ones for her, despite the pain, for she was confident that she would soon be well and about her duties, so her husband hid his grief from her, eased her pain a little with his tenderness, and played the game that only he knew was a losing one. Lucy Thompson was born at Brownington, August 27, 1892, and lived in Henry county all her life, most of the time at Deepwater. She grew to charming young womanhood, eager to succeed in life, talented, and popular, beloved by young and old alike. She was educated at Deepwater grade and high schools, then attended the teachers college at Springfield. She taught Lone Vale school for a year, and the fifth grade in Deepwater three years. July 5, 1919, she and Robert L. Dunning were united in marriage at Osceola. They built an attractive bungalow, modern and comfortable, north of Deepwater on a slight eminence with a view of the surrounding country, and here Mrs. Dunning presided as the gracious hospitable mistress of her household, welcoming guests warmly, tending to the many duties of a farmer's wife with happiness, and caring for her husband with a wealth of love. Children came to bless their home, Florence Catherine, 9, and Robert Lee, 4. They are beautiful children, reflecting the love that their parents bore for each other, both children intelligent and quick. Their mother early taught them to worship the Father in their daily life and one or the other of the children spoke grace before meals. From the time she was so small she had to stand to reach the keyboard, Mrs. Dunning has played. She was a master musician on the piano, splendidly trained and liberally endowed with natural talent. She studied with local teachers, among them Mrs. Sandow and Mrs. Canard, known to older musicians and when she went to college she had an opportunity of further study. When she was 16 she had a class of music pupils, and from then until her health forced her to quit, with the exception of a few years after her marriage, she had a music class. Her methods were thorough and it was a joy to learn music from one who was so talented and loved her music so much. Always generous with her musical ability, she never refused, when she was able, to play at public or social gatherings. She was the inspiration to many to take up the study of music, and her pupils never forgot her excellent teaching. Many accomplished musicians of today owe all their ability to her, for her classes were always large. She started teaching her daughter the rudiments of music when Florence Catherine was very young, and already the child shows talent, foretelling that perhaps she has inherited the musical fingers that were her mother's. When Mrs. Dunning was a young girl, not yet in her teens, she joined the Baptist Church in Deepwater, where her membership remained all her life. She was sincere in her love for her Master, faithful in her attendance at services when she was able, and a commendable example of Christianity in her daily life. "Joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving and the voice of melody", found in Isaiah 50:3, might have been written of her home for Christianity made her life happy. Surviving Mrs. Dunning are her beloved husband and their two children; two sisters, Mrs. C. A. Coons, Weleetka, Okla., and Mrs. A. F. Handlen, Kansas City; a brother, Nicholas Thompson, Tulsa, Okla., and a stepmother, Mrs. G. W. Thompson, Deepwater, who was loved by Mrs. Dunning as a mother, as her own mother died when she was a little girl. Funeral Tuesday at the Baptist church in Deepwater. Burial was in the Albert Dunning cemetery.

DUNNING, Mary Frances
n/a-1979
Word has been received of the death of Mary Frances Dunning, who died Feb. 2, 1979 in Sacramento, California after a short illness. She was the daughter of William H. and Lillie Jane Groom Dunning of Deepwater. She is survived by one son, Edwin of Sacramento; two grandsons and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe Dunning of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. I. L. (Kate) Williams of Clinton and Mrs. W. E. (Allie) Scrogham of Deepwater. Marsh Dunning of Clinton is also a brother-in-law. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Sacramento.

DUNNING, Meryl Marie WILSON
1912-1992
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Meryl Marie Dunning, daughter of Clyde and Maude Keeler Wilson, was born November 9, 1912 in Henry County and passed away March 6, 1992 at the Village Nursing Home in Cameron. She attended Cottey College, Nevada, and graduated from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. She taught school in St. Clair and Boonville, Mo. She was united in marriage to Lewis C. Dunning who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Ladue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers, Gene Wilson and Ralph Wilson. She is survived by one daughter, Eileen Atkinson of Milford, Michigan, and one granddaughter, Denise Hamberg, Independence. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DUNNING, Miles Eli
1926-1985
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miles Eli Dunning was born Dec. 22, 1926 in Columbia, Mo. Miles was raised by Miles and Avis Dunning of Deepwater. He passed away Dec. 28, 1985 at his home in Deepwater at the age of 59 years and 6 days. Mr. Dunning was a lifetime resident of Deepwater. He graduated from Montrose High School. He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Deepwater Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Nola of the home; one son, Larry Dunning of Deepwater; one daughter, Barbara Price of Deepwater; one step-daughter, Glenda Summers of Independence; 5 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 30, at the Deepwater Baptist Church. Burial was in Landaker Cemetery in Lowry City, under the directions of Goodrich Funeral Home of Osceola.

DUNNING, Nancy Jane
1850-1933
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Nancy Jane Dunning Passed Away - Peacefully at the dawn of a new day, March 13th, after an illness of one week. Nancy Jane Dunning was the eighth daughter of Henry and Nancy Ann Dunning, and is the last one of a family of ten children. The Dunning family came to Missouri in 1848, from Walona, Trig County, Ky., coming through in covered wagons. Nancy jane's mother drove a team of horses and her father, a team of oxen. They settled on the old Dunning homestead, northwest of Deepwater. At this home Nancy Jane Dunning was born, December 14, 1850. Deceased was 82 years, 2 months and 29 days old at the time of her death, and had spent her entire life at the home where she was born, and where her funeral services were conducted. This home was left to her by her father some 50 years ago and she had always loved it. She shared her home lovingtly with her brother, W. H. Dunning, deceased, and his wife and chidlren. Aunt Ning, as almost everyone called her, was afflicted from birth, having a small right hand and right foot, therefore it was a pleasure to have with her the only brother and his family. In her younger days she could sew, cook, and do whatever she wished. Her entire life was useful, in some way. Fifteen years ago she lost the sight of her eyees and had lived since almost in total darkness, yet she was always cheerful, seldom did she complain of her afflictions. She was converted and joined the Deepwater Baptist church in July, 1903, under the pastorate of Rev. H. S. Tornhill, and was a good Christian woman. Her immediate relatives left to mourn her departure are her sister-in-law, Lillie Dunning; her nieces and nephews, the children of her brother, W. H. Dunning, who passed away three years ago; W. F. Levy, Dodge City, Kans.; Bert Levy, W. R. Dunning, Loomis, Calif., and Hardaman Dunning, Deepwater. Her body was tenderly laid away in the old cemetery near her home, Tuesday afternoon. Many relatives and friends will feel a personal loss in the departure of this good woman.

DUNNING, Noah Alexander
1859-1919
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1919 - Noah Alexander Dunning died at his home, 4 miles south of Deepwater, March 4th, after a short illness with influenza. He was born March 7, 1859. He married Miss Mary E. Manbeck, March 5, 1882, making his birth, marriage and death all coming in March. 5 children were born to this happy union, and are left to comfort their beloved mother. They are: Jake, near LaDue; Virgil, near Ohio Post office; Herbert, Lowry City; Noah, at home, and Mrs. Fred Shaffner, near Deepwater. He also leaves a sister, three brothers and 8 grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his unexpected home going. He was a consistent Christian and had been a member of the Baptist church for 33 years. His brothers - Marsh Dunning, of Appleton City; and Edward Dunning, of Pittsburg, Kas., attended the funeral. His brother, Herbert, and sister, Mrs. Cordelia Moore, reside in Minot, N.D., and were unable to come. The funeral services were at his beautiful country home March 6, after which he was buried in the Brownington cemetery. He was a good neighbor and citizen and unusually kind to his family. His home was our home. He was a genial, jolly, everyday man.

DUNNING, Nola F.
1920-2005
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2005 - Mrs. Nola F. Dunning, 84, Clinton and formerly of Deepwater, died Monday, February 14, 2005 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, February 18, at the First Baptist Church of Deepwater. Burial will be in Landaker Cemetery near Lowry City.

DUNNING, Sarah Lavirna FAUCETT
1852-1934
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Old Citizen Dead - Mrs. Sarah L. Dunning of Deepwater died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louie Ahrendt, at the northwest edge of Deepwater, about 6 p.m. Monday, November 12. Advancing years had so weakened her she was unable to recover from her last illness, although she was taken to her daughter's home about two weeks ago for tender care and the administering of the greatest medicine - love. Aunt Sally,k as she was known to practically every resident of Deepwater, was one of the pioneer settlers of Deepwater, and often told interesting stories of the days when this town was a cornfield and about its establishment and growth. Sarah Lavirna Faucett was born October 22, 1851, at Oak Hill, in Overton County, Tenn., and came to west Henry County when a young girl. She was united in marriage to Henry Dunning, October 4, 1877, and they made their home in and near Deepwater most of the rest of their lives. Mr. Dunning preceded his wife in death about 23 years ago, and their only son, A. F. Dunning, died about ten years ago. In her early womanhood, Mrs. Dunning was converted and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Fields Creek. Upon coming to Deepwater, she helped in the organization of the Presbyterian church, which was established in 1885 in the depot and was granted two lots in the new town for being the first church. She was the last of the charter members of this church, and her life was an example of the way a Christian should daily live. She was an entertaining conversationalist and both young and old delighted to visit her, for though she grew older she never lost any of the spirit and vivaciousness of her youth. She was interested in everything and listened attentively to every bit of news brought to her as she was unable to leave home often the last few years. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Louie Ahrendt and four grandchildren, Louie Edward and Eloise Ahrendt of Deepwater, and Louise and Eugene Dunning of Kansas City. There are also four sisters and three brothers. One sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Bryant, of Sheldon, Mo., was present for the funeral. Funeral services were at the home Wednesday, and burial was in the Albert Dunning graveyard.

DUNNING, William Harold
1909-1968
William Harold Dunning was born Mar 25 1909 in Clinton, MO. He died on 14 Apr 1968 in Glenwood Springs, CO. He was buried in Orchard Mesa Cemetery, Grand Junction, CO. William Harold answered to the name, Harold. After graduating from Deepwater High School, Harold went to Ophir, CO to work in the lumber industry. That winter, he returned to Deepwater and worked in the Dickey Tile plant for a year or two then farmed the Miles Dunning place for a while. He and Erma were married in 1930. Wanda and Harry Lee were born in Deepwater, MO. Harold's sister, Aletha (Spalding) and her husband, Herb, had moved to Grand Junction, CO to help her Uncle Alfred Bigum with the small children after Margery Bigum's death. Harold decided to go to Grand Jucntion to seek better working conditions. He left Erma and the two children in Deepwater, moved to Colorado where he and Herb Spalding bought some lots and began building homes for their families. Erma and the children came six weeks later. Their third and last child, William Herman "Bill" was born in Grand Junction. Harold worked for the Independent Lumber Company, then later went to work for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad where he was employed until his untimely death on the job in the Glenwood Springs, CO rail yard. He died of a heart attack at age 59. Harold was well liked and had many, many friends. Attendance at his funeral and the procession to the cemetery would lead one to believe he was one of Grand Junction's leading citizens. He had a big heart and has been greatly missed.

DUNNING, William Henry "Billie"
1853-1930
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
William Henry Dunning was born August 7th 1853, at his late home, 1 1/2 miles northwest of Deepwater. He was the youngest of a family of 11 children, and a son of Henry and Nancy Ann Dunning, emigrants of Walona, Kentucky, and settled the old Dunning homestead in the fall of 1848, where William Dunning was born and reared. He departed this life January 27, 1930, at the new Humansville hospital, where he was taken the day previous. His illness was of short duration and all was done for him that his loved ones knew to do. He was 76 years, 5 months and 20 days old. He was united in marriage to Lillie Jane Groom, July 13, 1884, and to them ten children were born. Two have preceded him in death - the oldest son, Harry, and the third son, Hardaman. His widow, one sister and 8 children are left to mourn his going, and are as follows: Mrs. W. H. Dunning and the following children, W. R. Dunning, Loomis, Calif.; Mrs. Geo. Braun, Clinton; Mrs. W. E. Dunning, Mrs. Ivey Williams, Mrs. W. E. Scrogham and Joe Dunning, Deepwater, and J. W. Dunning, Brownington, and Nannie Mae Dunning at home; also leaves 20 grandchildren and his aged sister, who is Miss Nancy Jane Dunning, and the only surviving member of his family. With her he has spent his life, and by her he will be sadly missed, as well as by his family. His funeral services were held at his home, Friday Jan. 31st. -- Appleton City Journal, Appleton, Missouri, Jan 30, 1930, Front Page. Submitted by Marie Reynolds - Deepwater Farmer dies of Rabies - Clinton, MO – Jan 27 – William Dunning, a well-known farmer of Deepwater was stricken by rabies Saturday night, and was taken to the Humansville Hospital, where he died this morning. During the holidays Mr. Dunning and his grandson, A. G. Dunning, were playing with some police puppies and one of these bit them. A. G. Dunning took the serum treatment, but the elder man refused to take precautionary measures.

DURBIN, Gordon
1927-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (D), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Gordon Durbin, 82, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of rural Windsor, died Thursday, December 24, 2009, at the VA Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born May 4, 1927, in Johnson County, Missouri, the son of William Clarence Durbin and Lucy H. Durbin. Mr. Durbin was a dairy farmer for over 25 years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was an active member of the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, and the American Legion Post #82, Windsor. Survivors include a brother Alfred C. Durbin, Kansas City, Mo.; 2 nephews, Alfred L. Durbin, Kansas City, Mo.; John Durbin, Versailles, Mo.; a niece, Therese Durbin, Sugar Creek, Mo.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Funeral mass will be Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

DURBIN, Lu Ella Mae "Lou" DeLONG
1925-2001
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 16 2001 - Lu Ella Mae (Lou) Durbin was born October 15, 1925, at Beloit, Kansas, daughter of Carl C. and Lula Bell VanGundy DeLong. She died March 3, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital. She had lived most of her life in the Independence area. She worked for the Interstate Bakers in Kansas City for over 20 years. She retired in 1981 and moved to Urich. She leaves behind one son, Larry Brown, Clinton; one sister, Phyllis McCarty, Independence; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Lucretia Davis; two brothers, Carl and Leon DeLong, and one sister, Nita Ware. Funeral services were held March 7, at the Consalus Chapel, Urich. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

DURHAM, Esther Pauline DRISKILL WILSON
1904-1994
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Esther Pauline Durham, 89, of Butler died Wednesday, July 27, at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was born Nov. 27, 1904, in Deepwater, Mo., the daughter of Thomas and Eliza Alice Wilson Driskill. In August of 1940, she married Lionel Durham. Mrs. Durham was a member of the Baptist church. She was a waitress for Myers Cafe in Kansas City for many years before retiring and moving to Butler. She enjoyed spending time with her family and reading books. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Winifred Jean Wilson; her husband, Lionel Durham; and two sisters, Dorothy Adams and Pearl Hesston. Surviving are seven sons, Bill Wilson and Kenneth Wilson, both of Butler, and Royce Wilson Sr., Kansas City, Norman Wilson, Clinton, Manford Wilson, Denver, Colo., Perry Wilson, St. Louis, and Dwayne Wilson, Tumbil, Iowa; two daughters, Connie Taylor, Independence, and Emma Joe Bledsoe, Deepwater; 47 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren, and 40 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Saturday, July 30, at the Deepwater Cemetery with Brother Don Stephens officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home.

DURHAM, Sharon Kay LANG
1945-2011
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 2 2011 - Sharon Kay Durham, daughter of William "Bill" and Clella Lang, was born January 3, 1945, in Jackson County. She died on Saturday, June 25, 2011, in Plano, Texas, at the age of 66 years. Throughout Sharon's life she lived in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Las Vegas, Nevada, Florida, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Texas. Sharon helped raise three stepsons from her husband Rueben. She enjoyed crafts, antiques, knickknacks and decorating. She was a lover of cats. The last several years of her life she spent caring for her mother, Clella. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Clella Lang. Sharon is survived by her sons, Jim Turner of Lewisville, Texas, and Tim Kinsella of Garland, Texas; cousins, Judy and Michele; best friend, Pennye, and step-grandchildren, Bobby and Xavier. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton on Tuesday, July 5. Inurnment was in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

DURNIL, Infant
abt 1892-1892
Clinton MO, Feb 6 1892 - An infant child of Mr. Durnil at Quarles was buried Wednesday at Huntingdale.

DURRETT, George Lee STUCKEY HARTWELL
1930-2008
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 5 2008 - Georgia Lee Hartwell-Durrett, 77, Holden, died Friday, February 1, 2008, at Holden Manor Care Center. She was born October 16, 1930, in Hadsell, the daughter of James and Leta (Dillon) Stuckey. On June 21, 1947 she married Jack C. Hartwell in Olathe, Kansas. They were married until his death on September 18, 1965. She married Robert Lee Durrett on May 11 1967, in Clinton. He preceded her in death on October 1, 1998. She lived in Clinton and Holden most of her life. She had been a seamstress for Unifem in Warrensburg for several years. She also owned and operated Georgia's Casual Shop in Holden for many years. She had been a member of the Community of Christ Church in Holden and the Holden VEW Ladies Auxiliary Post #5844. Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Hartwell, Holden, and Sandy Roberts and husband John, Holden; stepson. Roy Dale Durrett, Holden, and stepdaughter, Dixie Lee Peoples and husband Oren, Versailles; one sister Virginia Ann Sturgis-Raker, Warrensburg; seven grandchildren, Jeff Terry and wife Stacy, Cindy Sommerville and husband Derek, Sarah Hockensmith, Carrie Parmenter and husband Kevin, Samantha McAninch and husband Ken, Bob Pettit and Rick Pettit; 17 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William Stuckey and infant brother Ted Stuckey, and three sisters, Kathleen Murphy, Mary Lou Rasa and Nana Belle DesCombes. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 6, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Interment will be in Holden Cemetery.

DUTTON, Karen Larie MYLAR
1944-1998
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 1998 - Karen L. Dutton, 53, Spring, Texas, died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at Houston, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Robin R. Dutton; two daughters, Marci Dutton and Holly Dutton, and one son, Brad Dutton, all of the home, and her mother, Clara Odle. Graveside services were Monday, March 9, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

DUVALL, Francis Irwin "Frank"
1855-1928
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Apr 20 1928 - Francis Irwin Duvall was born in Clinton county, Ky., December 16th, 1855; departed this life at his home, three miles southwest of Coal, April 13th, 1928, at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 7 days. He was married to Mary Catherine Dodson, on December 26th, 1888. To this union, four children were born, all of which, with his loving wife, survive him; also three grandchildren. The children are as follows: Delia Blubaugh, Calhoun; Bessie Whitchurch, Melton Duvall, of Clinton; Jackson Duvall, Lowry City. His parents, five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He leaves one brother, Andy Duvall, of St. Marys, Nebr., and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral services were April 14th, at Brownington Baptist church. Interment in Brownington cemetery.

DUVALL, Harry
n/a-1997
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harry Duvall of Kansas City, formerly of Calhoun, died Monday, February 3, 1997. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 8, at 110 a.m. in Kansas City with burial at 2 p.m. at Calhoun. Survivors include his wife Louise, of the home, and nieces and nephews.

DUVALL, Helen Jeanne McCRACKEN
1922-2006
White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, Clay Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2006 - Jeanne Duvall, 83, Wichita, Kansas, died Thursday, June 29, 2006. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, July 5, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Intement was Wednesday at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone. Jeanne was was married to Air Force Colonel Joe Garvey Duvall for 42 years. They retired here in 1966, and he preceded her in death in 1987. She invigorated her Neighborhood Association and initiated numerous improvements, such as sidewalks and a park. Jeanne was past-president of the Lamplighters Club, and active in the Shepherd's Center. She was a local Democratic Council woman and active in St. Thomas Aquinas Guild and Perpetual Adoration. She was a former resident of Glenaire. She is survived by sons, Thomas J. Duvall (Sandra), Roseville, CA and Steven F. Duvall (Vickie), Hays, KS; daughters, Anne Howland (Kenny), Olympia, WA and Sally Liechti (Dan), Shelton, WA; grandchildren, Tricia Engelbrecht, Jacquie Duvall, Joel Duvall, Christopher Duvall, Avery Anna Duvall, Amy Yates, Steve Callery and David Howland; seven great-grandchildren.

DUVALL, Mary Catherine DODSON
1862-1934
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 1934 - Mrs. Frank Duvall died Saturday night, December 8, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Whitchurch of Brownington. She had suffered for more than three months before death released her from earthly pain. She had resided with this daughter since the death of her husband six years ago, and all her children did everything possible to alleviate her suffering. Mary Catherine, daughter of Thomas M. and Elizabeth Dodson, was born near Windsor November 21, 1862, being at the time of her death 72 years and 17 days of age. She was married to frank Duvall December 26, 1888. To this union four children were born, all of whom were at her bedside at her death. They are: Delia Blubaugh, Persia, Iowa; Bessie Whitchurch, Brownington; Milton Duvall, Clinton; Jackson Duvall, Lowry City. Her husband and parents preceded her in death. She leaves, besides her children, six grandchildren, seven brothers and four sisters. The grandchildren are: Geo. Francis Blubaugh, Vivion and Lucile Duvall, Ethelyn Duvall, Ermalee and Irvin Duvall. Her brothers and sisters are Mrs. Charley Meyers, Calhoun; Francis Dodson, Miami, Okla.; Mrs. John and George Sonders and Henry Dodson of Deepwater, Bennie Dodson, Purcell, Mo.; Tommie and Carrie Dodson of Brownington; Walter Dodson, Ohio Postoffice; Griff Dodson, Neck City, Mo.; Mrs. Virgil Dunning, Appleton City. She was converted at an early age and united with the Brownington Baptist church, later moving her membership to Good Hope where she was an interested member until her death. Hers has been a busy life. She was like Martha of old; her hospitable home was open to all; her good heart and willing hands made every visit in that home one to be remembered. She loved company and her home was always a home for loved ones and friends and many have rested there. She loved her children and grandchildren and always wanted them near her. It can truly be said, she spent her life for others. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church at Brownington at 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev. Leslie Christian of Deepwater. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington under the direction of C. A. Rickett of Brownington.

DUVALL, Nellie V. GIMLIN
1878-1902
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, July 5, 1902 - God's chariot swung low last Sabbath night and at 12 o'clock took the spirit of Mrs. Nellie Duvall, who has been the cherished wife of Walter Duvall since December 26, 1899. She was born in Brownington May 9, 1878, being just 24 last May. She accompanied her husband West and visited at the home of an only brother, J.F. Gimlin, in Ogden, Utah, then went to Pittsburgh, Kansas, where her husband was employed. Four months ago, a little daughter, Lillian Nell, came to brighten their lives, but friends soon saw that the reaper death had marked his own the fair young wife and mother and Mrs. M. A. Duvall, the husband's mother, in Clinton, hurried to their aid and brought her and the little one to Clinton, where Dr. Barr pronounced the malady quick consumption and the husband was sent for. It had been just eight weeks since her arrival in Clinton until the heavenly message came and she told the faithful watchers she was willing to go and gave the little daughter to her mother-in-law's keeping. Anticpating her departure, friends were given a tender farewell and earthly keepsakes bestowed on each. She was a member of the Christian Church. Her father, M. Gimlin, resides in Brownington, where she was laid to rest.

DUVALL, Patricia C. SEIGFREID
1935-2004
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2004 - Patricia C. Duvall, 69, Warrensburg, died Thursday, December 23, 2004, at Fitzgibbon Hospital Living Center in Marshall. She was born August 25, 1935, in Montserrat, the daughter of Lawless Seigfreid and Orpha Khynearson Seigfreid. She was a 1953 graduate of Warrensburg High School and received a Bachelor and Master degree in Education from Central Missouri State University. She taught middle school in Clinton. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association. Survivors include two sons Stan Duvall, Lynchburg, Virginia, and Roger Duvall of Warrensburg, her mother, Orpha Seigfreid of Warrensburg; two brothers, Jim Seigfreid of Marshall and Bruce Seigfreid of Warrensburg; one granddaughter, Jessica Pirch of Wilmington, North Carolina. Funeral services were Monday, December 27, at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

DUVALL, Robert Lewis "Bob"
1906-1991
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Lewis "Bob" Duvall, 85, Springfield, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 1991, in Heritage Manor. He was born January 8, 1906, to George and Ada Duvall of Calhoun. He was employed by Williams Drug Store in Clinton and Walgreen and King Drug stores in Springfield. He retired in 1971, following 26 years of service in the city utilities gas service department of Springfield. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Leta, of 61 years; a daughter, Betty Davis of Billings; a brother and his wife, Harry and Louise Duvall, Kansas City; two grandsons and their wives, Mark and Vicki Davis and Chris and Cathy Davis; a granddaughter and her husband, Kathy and Steve Acker; great-grandchildren, Brian, Ashlee, Heather and Hannah Davis and Sarah and Mallory Acker, all of Springfield; two nieces, Nadine Fellhauer, Clinton, Maxine Pogue, Pullman, Washington, and a nephew, Harold Bauder, of Victoria, Texas. Graveside services were Friday, July 26, 1991, at Calhoun Cemetery under direction of Klingner Mortuary.

DUY, Adele DeBOLT
1939-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2003 - Adele DeBolt Duy, daughter of Henry Murray and Thelma Stillson DeBolt, was born February 6, 1939, in Kansas City, and died Thursday, November 27, 2003, at her home near Deepwater. She was president of the Kansas City, Kansas Women's Chamber of Commerce, the Deepwater Presbyterian Church where she was an elder and deaconess. She was also a member of the first Presbyterian Church of Kansas City, Kansas where she was an elder and deaconess. She was a real estate broker for Coldwell Banker Townsend Real Estate in Clinton. She was a member of the Missouri Board of Realtors and also belonged to the Faith and Hope Extension Club in Mt. Zion. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Duy of the home; on son, Mike Duy of Deepwater; one daughter, Michelle Robinson, Prairie Village, Kansas; one sister, Colleen Thebo, Shawnee, Kansas; one grandson, Joseph Robinson, and one great-granddaughter, Courtney Mitchell, and two great-grandsons, Chance Mitchell and Mason Mitchell. Memorial services were held at the Presbyterian Church, Deepwater, on Monday, December 1.

DUZAN, Ferne W. WELLS
1901-2004
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 26 2004 - Funeral services for Ferne W. Duzan, 103, Lowry City, who died Saturday, July 24, 2004, will be Thursday, July 29, at First Baptist Church, Lowry City, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery. October 10, 1923, she married George B. Duzan in Eudora, at the home of their pastor. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Boyce Wells (1925-1930) and Maynard Wayne (1927-2001). Her husband died December 26, 1989. She was a charter member of the Community Women's Professional Farmers Association (WPFA) organization and also taught piano to many children in the Ohio community. She was also preceded in death by her parents, William and Myrtle Wells; two brothers Ray and Ried Wells; three sisters, Winnie McMichael, Faye Wells and Mildred Roberts, and an infant brother. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Clytice Duzan, Lowry City; one grandson, Stephen and Deby Duzan, Springfield; two granddaughters, Jennifer and James Smith, Bolivar, and Marlene and Wayne Holland, Kansas City; six great-grandchildren, Seleta and Tyler Duzan, Springfield, George and Jessie Smith, Bolivar, Robert and Samuel Holland, Kansas city, and many nieces and nephews.

DUZAN, Maynard W.
1927-2001
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 3 2001 - Maynard W. Duzan, son of George B. and Ferne W. Duzan, was born November 28, 1927, near Bronson, Kansas, grew up near Lowry City, and died Tuesday, May 1, 2001. He graduated from Lowry City High School in 1945, from Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, in 1948, and from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma, in 1950. He received his Master's degree in Education from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg in 1954. In 1950, he married Clytice Church in St. Joseph. He spent 31 years as a teacher and high school principal in Missouri schools, retiring in 1981. He was preceded in death by his father, George B. Duzan, and his older brother, Boyce Wells Duzan. He is survived by his wife, Clytice, of the home; his mother, Ferne Duzan, Truman Lake Manor; one son, Stephen Wayne and Deby, Springfield; two daughters, Jennifer Sue Smith and James, Columbia and Marlene Kay Holland and Wayne, Kansas City; four grandsons, George Smith, Tyler Duzan, Robert and Samuel Holland; two granddaughters, Seleta Duzan and Jessie Smith. Funeral services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at Lowry City First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

DUZAN, Pearl Mildred FEASTER
1903-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 27 2001 - Pearl Mildred Duzan, 97, El Dorado, Arkansas, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Hillsboro Manor Nursing Home. She was born October 25, 1903, in Benton County, the daughter of William Levi Feaster and Ida (Phillips) Feaster. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ray F. Duzan. She is survived by two sons, William O. Duzan of Oak Harbor, Washington, and Dr. Kenneth R. Duzan of El Dorado, Arkansas; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 28, at Young's Chapel, 508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, Arkansas. Burial in Arlington Cemetery, El Dorado, Arkansas.

DYE, David Eugene
1945-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2007 - David Eugene Dye, 61, Blue Springs, died Monday, January 29, 2007, at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 3, at Noland Road Baptist Church, Independence. He was born June 23, 1945, in Kansas City, the son of Eugene W. and Frances (Kimbrough) Dye. He was a 1963 graduate of Clinton High School. He served in the Navy from 1963-69. He was a member of Noland Road Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, his sister, Judith Ann, and his son Brian. Survivors are his mother Frances Dye, Clinton; two sons, Ron Dye and his wife Mindy, Southhaven, Mississippi, and Brad Dye and his wife Angie, Blue Springs; one daughter Heather Hays and her husband Scott, Grain Valley; nine grandchildren, Kaylce, Carter, Callen, Caeleb, Sierra, Zoe, Hadley, Taylor and Travis; two nephews, Scott Robinson and Todd Riley.

DYE, Virginia Frances KIMBROUGH
1915-2009
Englewood Cemetery (D), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 2009 - Frances Dye, daughter of Selby G. Kimbrough and Martha Elmina (Sawyer) Kimbrough, was born June 17, 1915 in Huntsville. She died on September 16, 2009, at her home in Clinton at the age of 94 years. Frances was married to Eugene W. Dye, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Frances was a member of Twilight Garden Club, the Nifty Needlers Sewing Club and the Clinton United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Selby and Martha Kimbrough; her husband Eugene Dye; one son David E. Dye; one daughter, Judith A. Riley; one sister, Ruth O. Grubb, and one grandson, Brian D. Davis. Frances is survived by five grandchildren, Scott Robinson, Rod Dye and Mindy, Todd Riley and Maggie, Brad Dye and Angie and Heather Hays. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Monday, September 21. Inurnment was in Englewood.

DYER, Juanita M. LOGGANS
1926-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 9 2003 - Juanita M. Dyer, 77, Clinton, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at her home. A private memorial graveside service will be held at a later date. She was born April 4, 1926, in Kellerton, Iowa, daughter of Edward and Lola Shaner Loggans. She married Raymond Dyer, who died May 10, 1970. Her parents; one son, Russell Meineke; one brother, Russell Loggans; one grandson, Ron Meineke, Jr., and one great-grandson, John Willard Meineke, also preceded her in death. Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Johnson, Portland, Oregon, Billie Campbell, Harrisonville, and Tina Dyer, Clinton; three sons, John Meineke, Garden City, Ron Meineke, Wheatland, and Raymond Dyer, Creighton; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

DYKES, Goldie Agnes SMITH DOWNING
1912-1995
Shady Grove Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Goldie Agnes Dykes, daughter of George Dennis and Lydia Elizabeth Wheeler Smith, was born May 23, 1912, in a log house in the heart of Racket and died December 27, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 83. Goldie had lived in Harrisonville, Butler and Richmond prior to moving to Clinton 15 years ago. She was a member of the RLDS Church, joining in October 1995. She had lived a good Christian life and spent her life giving good care to relatives and friends. She had a strong faith in God. She was married to Earl Downing and to this union one daughter, Mary Lou Downing was born. Mary Lou died the same day and is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery. She later married Earl Theodore Dykes who preceded her in death on December 29, 1994. She is survived by one stepson, Earl Wayne Dykes of Lee's Summit; two stepdaughters, Mary Louise Brown of Lee's Summit and Lois Marie Phillips of Kansas City, as well as four step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Sunday, December 31. Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Racket.