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EADES, Lizzie
abt 1871-1886
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1886 - Miss Lizzie Eads died at her home in Clinton Tuesday afternoon, February 9, 1886 of congestion of the brain. She was mingling with her old associates Sunday and appeared in good health but was taken sick very suddenly and, in a short time, passed away. She was loved by all who knew her. She graduated from the high school of Clinton with first honors in a class of ten young ladies and was the first to be called away by death. She was organist of the choir of the M. E. Church and secretary of their Sunday School, both of which positions she resigned last Sabbath, expecting to start Wednesday for Trenton, where a class in music was awaiting her as a teacher. She was buried in Englewood.

EADS, Ruth Lynn "Ruthie"
1988-2007
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 22 2007 - Ruth Lynn "Ruthie" Eads, Garden City, 19, was born May 7, 1988, in Kansas City, the daughter of Ronald Dean and Rebecca Louise (Landzettel) Eads, and died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, as a result of an automobile accident. She was currently attending Regency Cosmetology School, Kansas City. She was a 2006 graduate of Sherwood High School, Creighton. She had lived in Kansas City, before moving to Garden City in 1996. She is survived by her parents, Ron and Becky Eads of the home; one brother Ron Eads Jr., and wife Ashley, Garden City; one sister Rachel Kurzwell and husband John, Archie; paternal grandparents, Jessie and Mary Eads, Kansas City; maternal great-grandmother Mabel Simpson, Pilot Knob; one nephew Blake Eads, Garden City; a niece Brielle Kurzwell, Archie; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 20, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with interment in the Garden City Cemetery.

EAGER, Jacob Daniel
2001-2001
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 28 2001 - Jacob Daniel Eager, infant son of Justin Daniel and Sarah Nicohl (Jacobs) Eager of Peculiar, died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his material grandmother, Lou Ann (Dickey) Armintrout. Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandfather, and step-grandmother, Richard and Rehnee Jacobs; maternal step-grandfather, Buck Armintrout, all of Harrisonville; paternal grandparents, Mike and Joyce Eager, Belton; maternal great-grandparents, Bill J. and Wilma Dickey, Harrisonville; maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Jacobs, Creighton; paternal great-grandmother, Linnie Smith, Clinton; maternal step-great-grandmother, Wilma Armintrout, Harrisonville; aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends. Graveside services were Tuesday, August 14, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EAGER, Diana Lynn BROWN
1951-2011
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2011 - Diana Lynn Eager, 60, went to be with the Lord on October 1, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City. She was born August 29, 1951, in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, at the old Providence Hospital to Donald LaMonte Brown and Katheryn Lorayne (Sampson) Brown. She and Richard Wayne Eager were united in marriage July 6, 1969. He was the first and only love of her life. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Diana was a graduate in the Class of 1969 at Ruskin Senior High School. She was preceded in death by her parents and older sister Melva (Moree) Roderick. Diana leaves her husband Richard; son Bryan (Angela); brother Jeffrey (Debbie); two granddaughters, Amber and MacKenzie and numerous cousins. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EAGER, George F.
1932-2000
Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2000 - George F. Eager, 68, Lee's Summit and formerly of Clinton, died Friday, December 8, 2000, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday at Langsford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lee's Summit Cemetery. He was born May 12, 1932, in Lincoln and then lived in Lee's Summit for 34 years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He retired from General Motors Fairfax as a maintenance supervisor. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lora Eager of the home; two sons, Tracy Eager and his wife Shelly and their children Amanda and Kyle of Columbia, Tennessee, and Robin Eager and his wife Kelly, and their children Megan and Matthew of Lee's Summit; six brothers, Charles Eager of Pleasant Hill, Earnest Eager of Grandview, John Eager of Metamora, Michigan, Rev. James Eager of Clinton, Richard Eager of Clinton and Mike Eager of Belton; four sisters, Betty Heimsoth and Ola Hoover, both of Lee's Summit, Margie Maxwell of Windsor and Donna Faye Eager of Reno, Nevada; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Harley and Opal Hoover of Clinton; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and many dear family members and friends.

EAGER, Justin Daniel
1977-2016
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2016 - Justin Daniel Eager, 39, Kansas City. Jesus received his spirit and carried him through the light into God's presence on October 10, 2016. He was born on March 15, 1977, in Clinton. Throughout his life he crammed as much life, love, and laughter as he could in his 39 years. The most precious loves of his life were his two daughters who he was extremely proud of. He was blessed by the friendships he made along the path of life. He is survived by his parents, Mike and Joyce Eager; sister, Brandy Eager-Valentine (John); daughters, Kathryn and Lauren all of Belton, and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Eager, Glen Jr. and Linnie Smith, and infant son, Jacob. A memorial service was held Saturday, October 15, at Vansant-Mills Funeral home, Clinton. Inurnment followed in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EAGLE, John Edwin
1850-1938
Clinton MO, Feb 1938 - John Edwin Eagle, pioneer merchant of Clinton, died at the Odd Fellows Home in Liberty, Mo., February 2, where he had made his home many years. Mr. Eagle came to Clinton as a young boy in the early 50's from his birthplace, Quincy, Ill., with his mother and her husband, J. G. Dorman. He was a graduate of the Westminster College at Fulton and became an expert bookkeeper and merchant. He shared in the exciting incidents of the War Between the States, caring for younger brothers and sisters, and twice assisted his stepfather J. G. Dorman, in saving the County records when the courthouse was threatened. Once they made the trip to Sedalia on horseback in one hour and 45 minutes, carrying haversacks of records. He was a charter member of the Clinton I.O.O.F. Lodge; a proud Chavalier of the order of Canton I.O.O.F. of Kansas City, Mo., to which he was deeply attached, also to the Clinton Rebekah Lodge; The Olive Branch Rebekah Lodge, Kansas City, Mo., and the Sheba Girls Circle of Springfield, Mo., who showered him with attentions. He is survived by one son, Harry Payne Eagle, and one great grandson and was laid to rest by the side of his wife and eldest son in the family lot at Kansas City.

EAGLESFIELD, Carrrol Frederick
1915-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 31 2006 - Carrol Frederick Eaglesfield was born in Garden City, Kansas, August 16, 1915 and lived in Oklahoma and Arkansas as a young child. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1933, went on to college at Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri; Texas Christian College; and graduated from the University of Missouri. A dedicated hunter, fisher and trapper in his teens, he had fantasies of making a living in Alaska as a big game hunter and guide, but was too sensible to pursue this idea. What he actually planned was a career in pharmacy or medicine and thus he majored in organic chemistry in college. This inclination toward the scientific study of the natural world, and an active personal role in the outdoors never really left him, and returned full force in the 1960s. But in the 1930s and 1940s his life took a different turn. He heard, and heeded, God's call to the ministry and to the foreign mission field. He took a Doctor of Divinity degree at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. By then he had already pastored at small country churches in western Missouri, and after finishing seminary he pastored at churches in east Texas and northern Louisiana. While at one of these churches, the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, appointed him to the mission field. By mutual agreement, the particular field was Africa, a good fit for a man who was a natural hunter and who had been deeply dismayed by the racism he had come face to face with in the deep South of the 30s and 40s. By this time he had a young family, having married Ida Pauline (Polly) Gadberry in 1937. They had a son, George David, born in 1941, and a daughter, Carol Ann, born in 1944. Curiously, both children, like their mother, were called by their middle names their entire life. In early 1945 the family flew by seaplane to the Azores, then on to Lisbon, Portugal, where they were off-loaded to await transportation south to West Africa. But planes departing Portugal for destinations south and west were scarce in early 1945, since Germans fleeing Europe were paying huge sums to the local airline representatives in Portugal and Spain for seats on planes bound for West Africa and on across to Brazil and Argentina. Weeks later, the family arrived in West Africa, specifically Nigeria, where Carrol and Polly lived and worked until 1965. Carrol's first assignment in Nigeria, after six months of language study (Yoruba) and orientation, was to the staff of the Nigerian Baptist Seminary in Ogbomosho (pronounced roughly "oag-BOME-oh-shaw" with the O's sounded about midway between an "OH" and an "AW") in southwestern Nigeria, for it was the policy of the Baptists from the beginning to emphasize the training of Nigerian Christians as school teachers, nurses and church leaders. Many people do not realize that most missionaries (of all denominations) spend very little time preaching, either from the pulpit or from the shade of the mango tree. Instead, they spend their time establishing schools, seminaries and teaching hospitals. The direct ministry and service to the Africans is thus carried out by the Africans themselves, and eventually the Africans themselves also take over the teacher training colleges, the seminaries, publishing houses and hospitals. Carrol taught Greek, Hebrew and Old Testament theology at the seminary in Ogbomosho. Carrol was a very practical man with a mechanical bent. Further, he had worked in a print shop as a teenager. Thus he was soon appointed to head up the fledgling Nigerian Baptist Press in 1947. He established and slowly built up a very organized and efficient publishing house, of course training the African staff to eventually take over as he went along. It wasn't easy. One giant printing press arrived from America in 14 separate crates -- without one word of assembly instructions. Fortunately, there was a single photograph of the assembled machine and that was (barely) enough to get the thing assembled and operational. He chose the best equipment from America, England and Germany that his limited budget could afford, and printed millions upon millions of pieces of mostly educational materials. Again to most peoples' surprise, he did not print either bibles or hymn books. As time passed, the early interests in science and biology resurfaced. Carrol was transferred to a teaching position in a teacher training college. As a teacher, he specialized in biology. On his furlough years (usually missionaries in tropical zones spend every fourth year back in the United States) he picked up a Master of Science from Kansas State College (Pittsburgh, Kansas), then came within a whisker of a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Missouri (Columbia), lacking only the completion of a dissertation on the weaver birds of West Africa. He spent the rest of his mission career teaching biology, including teaching Darwinian evolution as the great unifying theory of all biology -- zoology and botany alike. This did not trouble him at all. If evolution was God's chosen way to populate the earth with all manner of plants and creatures, Carrol Eaglesfield was not about to question the Heavenly Wisdom. Eventually Carrol and Polly and their third child, John Frederick (who also wound up being called "Fred" after flirtations with "John" and "John Frederick") retired from the mission field. Back in the States, Carrol taught biology at both the high school and collegiate levels for the next 20 years. Meanwhile, his personal interests within biology had shifted from zoology to botany. This fit in very well with his lifelong interest in photography. It is a lot easier and more productive to photograph plants than animals, especially for a man increasingly slowed by arthritis in, seemingly, every joint in his body. After his retirement from this retirement career in the colleges and high schools of Missouri, he took the volunteer route to keeping busy. He joined various botanical and conservationist organizations. His special favorites were the loosely organized Native Plant Societies of whatever locale he settled in: eastern Missouri, western Missouri, out to the state of Washington for several years (where hip replacement surgery gave years of renewed vigor to long hikes far up into the Cascade mountains carrying camera and tripod), and finally back to his high school home in Clinton in western Missouri. In every town in which he settled he joined the Native Plant Society, often playing a leadership role in the local chapter. At this late point in his life he devoted much of his spare time to photography with good results, though this unfortunately meant the abandonment of other forms of the arts which had given him much pleasure in earlier years. He was a good painter in oils, and played excellent trumpet, french horn, cornet (his personal favorite) and a little saxophone, but nobody who knew him only late in life would ever guess he had ever possessed these talents. He went on his last field trip in early July, 2006, guiding visitors from the East Coast through some of the glades west of Deepwater to view birds and wildflowers. The pleasure he took from that last outing was a great pleasure for the visitors from the east to see. The next day, exchanging farewells, he quietly remarked that he felt his life's work was done and that he did not really expect to live out the summer. Three weeks later he suffered a stroke. Coincidentally, Polly was in the same hospital recovering from a broken hip. Less than a week after the stroke, Carrol died quietly in Polly's company, a victim of congestive heart failure. His death came ten weeks after his 69th wedding anniversary and two weeks before his 91st birthday. He is survived by his wife, Polly, his two sons David and Fred, and a grandson, Mark David Eaglesfield (who goes by his first name). A memorial service will be held August 10 at the Christian Church in Clinton. Carrol's very strong wishes were that his ashes be scattered on a certain conservation tract of tall-grass prairie in western Missouri and that will be done later this summer.

EAGLESFIELD, May G. FREDERICK
1893-1981
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. May G. Eaglesfield, 87, 705 S. Second St., Clinton, died Tuesday, August 18, 1981, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born in Hancock County, IL, and had lived in Clinton since 1929. She was a beautician, retiring in 1958. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, the Rev. Carrol Eaglesfield; one brother, Dr. J. W. Frederick of Supulpa, OK; one sister, Mrs. Grace Newfield, Springdale, AR. Funeral services were Friday at the First Baptist Church with burial in the Tebo Cemetery.

EAGLESFIELD, Pauline "Polly" GADBERRY
1916-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2009 - Pauline, or Polly, (Gadberry Eaglesfield was born in Texas in 1916 and left this earth Wednesday night, Dec. 3, 2008, three weeks short of her 92nd birthday. Still an infant, her parents moved to Carthage where Polly and her older sister, Bonnie, grew up. It was not an easy life. The girls' mother, Ida Prickett Gadberry, died of tuberculosis in 1920. Her father, John Gadberry, and his second wife raised the girls. Polly learned to play the piano and flute and also had a fine singing voice. After high school she went to the Baptist College in Bolivar. There she met and became sweethearts with Carrol F. Eaglesfield. She was the yearbook queen and he was the class president and probably the best athlete at the school. He later received an invitation to try out for the 1936 Olympic team in one of his events, the long jump, in which he had already surpassed the then world record in practice, but he declined the invitation as the date clashed with something far more important to him, a preliminary visit to the country church looking for a new minister. He would not have won gold anyway. The incomparable Jesse Owens was on the 1936 Olympic team and set several new world records at the games, including in Carrol's event, the long jump. Back to Polly, she followed her athlete-minister man to the Baptist seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where she attended classes also while Carrol was getting his Divinity degree. They married in May of 1937. They pastored at several small country churches in Texas and Louisiana until they joined the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board as missionaries to Nigeria, West Africa. By the time they reached Africa in 1945 they already had two small children (David, born in 1941, and Ann, born in 1944). They were stationed for two years in Ogbomosho, then a year in Port Harcourt. I won't repeat too many details from this period as that would repeat what you heard two years ago at Carrol's service. John Gadberry's second wife died In this period. After a furlough in the United States, they were stationed in lbadan, Nigeria, for a good many years and then finished off their mission career in the Lagos area. There a third child, John Frederick or Fred, Eaglesfield was born. He has dual citizenship! After more years in the Lagos area, they retired from the mission field and returned to Missouri, living in Hannibal, then the St. Louis area, then a couple of years in Clinton and then settled down for the next several years in Burlington, Washington (near Mt. Verson, well north of Seattle). They chose this area because their daughter, Ann, lived there with her second husband, Bob Criner. Polly's sister, Bonnie, her only sibling, died during these years, as did first John Gadberry's third wife, and soon John Gadberry himself. Polly was the final survivor of her immediate family. More heartache came when her daughter, Ann, died just before her 50th birthday. Soon Carrol and Polly moved back to Clinton and lived quietly on Westview Street for their remaining years. In their travels together, they at least touched many of the countries of Europe, nearly all of the countries of West Africa from Morocco down to Angola and I believe all of the 48 contiguous states. Polly's last wishes were to die at home and to have her ashes scattered on the same bit of Missouri prairie that hold Carroll's. The first wish was granted and the second soon will be. May they rest in peace together. Memorial services were held at First Christian Church, Clinton. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

EAST, Anita KERR
1937-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 23 2008 - Mrs. Anita Kerr East, 70, Harrisonville, was born Nov. 25, 1937, in Green Ridge, the daughter of Oscar and Faye (Wickham) Kerr and died on Friday, June 20, 2008. On Nov. 17, 1956, she married James Owen East of Calhoun, who preceded her in death in 1991. She retired from the Cass County Collector's Office in Harrisonville. Previously, she was employed for several years at the Cass County Library, the Cass County Historical Society, the Cass County Prosecutor's Office and a switchboard operator for the Cass County Courthouse and as a secretary for East Painting since 1961. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. She had also been a member of the Log Cabin Quilters, Red Hats, Cass County Council on Aging, Youth Friends, Wal-Center 4-H Club, Rainbow Girls and room mother for the PTA. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Raymond Floyd Kerr. She is survived by two daughters, Connie Shoemaker and husband, Chris, Lee's Summit, and Debbie Sharpe and husband Kevin, Moberly, and two sons, Kevin East and wife Shamera, Ballard, and Gary East and wife Anne, Harrisonville; six grandchildren, Coleson, Paige, Camryn, Cash, Samuel and Libby; sister, Mary Arminta Malin of Carl Junction; other relatives and many, many dear friends. Following cremation, a memorial service will be Tuesday, June 24, at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

EAST, Audrey Mae GREEN PAXTON
1923-2008
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 10 2008 - Audrey Mae Paxton East, age 84 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 12 at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, with burial in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee. She was the daughter of Roy and Julia (Keightley) Green, born July 22, 1923 in Leeton, Missouri, the eldest of ten children. She graduated from Leeton High School. Over the years she had worked for Vincent's Shoe Store, Farmers Elevator, and Simes Shoe Store, all in Clinton. Until her health prevented she worked at Twin Lakes Hospice, Clinton. She was member of the Tebo Baptist Church. On September 13, 1942, she married Virgil J. Paxton. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1970. On October 13, 1972, she married Wyatt East. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Virgil and Wyatt; an infant son and another son, Robert Leroy Paxton; one step son, Michael Wyatt East; one infant grandson, Charles Robert Gilmore; two sisters, Joan Tyree and Darline Smith and one brother, Alfred Leland Green. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert(Peggy) Gilmore, Chilhowee; a step daughter, Mrs. Gary(Sharon) Friar, Warsaw; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Darrell (Beverly) (Paxton) Hayden and Nina East both of Clinton; two sisters, Winifred Hawke, Longview, Texas, and Wilma Anderson, Vienna, MO; four brothers, James Green, Sedalia, MO; Larry Green, California, MO; Roy Marion Green, Centertown, MO, and William Green, Paola, KS; four grandchildren, four step grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

EAST, Bessie LAWLER
1879-1930
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Bessie East, wife of Charles East, died at Nevada, Mo., Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock after a period of failing health which had lasted over a year. The deceased was born January 14, 1879, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lawler and until her recent illness, spent her life within a few miles of her birthplace, 2 1/4 miles northeast of Hortense. Her aged parents survive her, and now make their home with their son, Ira Lawler, near Clinton. She was married September 5, 1895, to Mr. East, being hardly sixteen years old at the time of her marriage. Her husband and one son, Ira East, of Dodge City, Kansas, survive her. At the age of 14 years she joined the Good Hope Church, later transferring her church affiliation to Mount Gilead church about thirty years ago. She was a true Christian woman, who lived her religion and was beloved by all who knew her. Her life was devoted to serving the Lord and in making her loved ones happy. She delighted especially in her work in the Sunday school and prayer meetings. Besides her parents, her husband and son, Mrs. East also leaves two brothers and three sisters: Ira Lawler of Clinton; Will Lawler, and Mrs. Julia Weakley, of Amsterdam; Mrs. Josie Goet, and Mrs:. Edna Epperley, of Wheatland, Wyo. Funeral services were conducted at the graveside at Englewood Cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The son, Ira East and family, of Dodge City, Kans., and the sister and brother, Mrs. Julia Weakley and Will Lawler, of Amsterdam, Bates County, came to attend the funeral.

EAST, Elizabeth Susan "Bettie" HARVEY
1847-1933
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
The spirit of Mrs. Elizabeth East slipped quietly and peacefully into eternity at 8:30 o'clock Friday morning, June 2nd. She had rested well all the night before and in the early morning hours her sleep grew lighter. Loved ones anxiously awaited her awakening but she never respond to the touch of dear ones here; she awoke to the dawn of a new day over on that Beautiful Shore. Susan Elizabeth Harvey was born September 27, 1848, at California, Mo. When a small child she moved to Henry County, near Coal with her parents, where she grew to womanhood. At the age of 19 years she united with the Good Hope church, and soon later was married to George East. This was a happy union. They made their home near the present site which is nine miles directly east of Clinton. Ten children blessed this home but only five are now living. Hand in hand they worked, rearing their children and making a home. Mrs. East was a splendid home maker, excelling in arts of domesticity. She was a woman with beauty and strength of character, one worthy of attention. Her mission has been fulfilled, the mission that God gave to woman--Motherhood, and the rearing of a family. What greater work can woman do? This was a home that was blessed with the laughter and tears of boys and girls and a home blessed with peace and abundance. George East departed from this life in October 1917. Since that time, the daughter, Miss Dora, had been a faithful, devoted companion to her mother, caring for her and doing untold deeds of kindness, trying to make her mother comfortable and to make her dark hours brighter. Grandma East was blessed with good health during most of her life. One month before her death she fell and seriously injured her hip, suffering intensely until the last. She told her loved ones that "Her Day's Work Was Done" and wished that her Saviour would call for her. Her children and grandchildren will remember her as one who understood their joys and sorrows and was anxious to win their confidence. She was true to her God-given trusts, staunch, faithful, without faltering by the wayside. How men and women of today need such courage and vim to sail life's voyages. After all the daily life is the test of a Christian's living. The fact that she lived here for nearly 86 years is evidence that the Heavenly Father approved of her works and living. She is survived by the following children: Chas., Will, James and Miss Dora East, all living near the home place, and Mrs. Ollie Thomas of Billings, Montana. Another daughter, Mrs. Kate Trolinger, whose home was at Dillon, Mont., passed away about one year ago. Two sisters, Mrs. Lee Hallford and Mrs. Josie Hurst, east of Clinton, survive; also one brother, Peyton Harvey, resides near Excelsior Springs, Mo. There are 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Good Hope church of which she was a member at the time of her death. The active pall bearers were four of her grandsons, Wayne, Wyatt, Raymond and Ira East, and Tom Smith and Gray Lawler. Interment was in cemetery near by.

EAST, Joan Ann MEIROTTO
1927-2011
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 19 2011 - Joan Ann East, 84, Leawood, Kansas, died August 10, 2011, at Kansas City Hospice House. She was born July 29, 1927, to James and Violet Meirotto of Clinton. Joan was an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and School and Church of the Nativity. She volunteered for several nonprofit organizations, including Ladies of Charity and Notre Dame de Sion and Rockhurst High School. On November 7, 1947, Joan married Ira (Bozo) East, also from Clinton. They met in second grade and here high school and college sweethearts. Joan dedicated her life to raising her children. For the past 25 years she worked in the family business, Ira F. East Reality. She is survived by her children, Anne East Austin and her husband Jim, Jane East Rowe and her husband John, and Jeff East. Six grandchildren brought her great joy, Matthew East Austin and wife Lindsey, and great-granddaughter, Charlotte, Jason Rowe, Margaret Rowe, Alexander East, Meagan Austin Guynes and Maddison East. She is also survived by her sister, Pat Henry and her husband Keith; sister-in-law, Kathleen East Smith and her husband Warren Dee, and several nieces and nephews, Ronnie Henry, Karol Henry Sydel, Mark Smith, Janelle Smith, Dan Daugherty, Connie Boone, John Marolf and Jim Marolf. Preceding her in death were her parents; her son, James Ronald East; her sisters, Mary Bernice Daugherty and Margaret Marolf, and nephew, Kenny Henry. Mass of Christian Burial was August 16 at the Church of the Nativity in Leawood, Kansas.

EAST, Mary Maud AUSTIN
1938-2007
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mary Maud East, age 68 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at her home. Funeral services will be Friday, January 26, 2007 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. East was born in Henry County, Missouri the daughter of Paul Eugene and Opal Georgia Owen Austin. She was a member of the Tebo Baptist Church, Clinton. She is survived by her husband, Gene of the home; one son, Lyle East and wife, Lois of Clinton; two daughters, Pam Doak and husband, Tim of Galena, Missouri and Joy DeLozier and husband, John of Clinton; one brother, Paul Austin of Kingsville, Missouri; two sisters, Jean Gray and husband, J. K. of Independence, Missouri and Jan Adams and husband, Bruce of Stockton, California; seven grandchildren, Jeremiah Doak and wife, Chasity, Jill Ragan and husband, Matt, Josh Doak, Danielle DeLozier, Levi East, Stephanie Cooper and husband, Curt and Christian DeLozier and wife, Sibyl and five great grandchildren, Maddy Ragan, Maci Doak, Shelby Ragan, Jack Cooper and Olivia Cooper.

EAST, Michael Wyatt "Mickey"
1953-2005
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 8 2005 - Michael Wyatt East was born October 28, 1953, in Clinton, the son of Wyatt and Anna Blanche (Gray) East. He died at his home in Clinton on May 19, 2005, at the age of 51 years. Mickey was a lifelong resident of Henry County. He was a graduate of Calhoun High School where he played basketball with the Calhoun Eagles. He had a love for his "Chopper", Mustang and Chevelle Super Sport, sometimes racing at the KCI Raceway. He also had a love for horses, often working them with his dad, Wyatt. Mickey was a past member of the Calhoun School Board; a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, where he was a past deacon. He was a retail grocer for over 20 years from stocker to carryout at IGA, to part owner of IGA in Warrensburg to assistant manager at Consumer's and then Country Market. He was an insurance agent with the Henry County Mutual and was a member of the Henry County Public Water Supply District #3, which he helped set up. He was also a member of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Anna and Wyatt East, and a brother Dale Wyatt East. He is survived by two daughters, Megan East of Kansas City and Mackenzie East of Calhoun, and their mother, Nina East of Calhoun; one sister, Sharon Friar and husband Gary, Warsaw, and a niece, Alisha Holt and husband Jeremy, and a great-niece, Rakaylah Holt; a nephew Jared Friar; his stepmother, Audrey East; cousins, Mike and Sue Robinson and Pam and Kevin Little, and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church, Clinton, Saturday, May 21. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EAST, Stella Bell CHASTAIN
1885-1932
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Will East died at her home, ten miles east and one mile north of Hortense, Wednesday morning, after an illness of about a year during which time she was bedfast practically all the time. She was 47 years, 7 months and 17 days of age. Stella Chastain was born March 9, 1885, about a half mile east of Tebo church and all of her life had been spent in Henry County with the exception of a few years when she lived in Kansas. She was a good Christian woman and a member of the Baptist church since a girl. She will be greatly missed for she had many friends. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Wayne, northwest of Clinton, Raymond and Wyatt and one daughter, Faye, all at home; sisters, Mesdames Mary Wood, Laura Murt Cecil and Corrine Lawler; brothers, Ernest and Earl; one grandson, Billy Roland East, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne East, other relatives and a host of friends. The funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon (today) at the home and interment will be in Englewood. -- OBITUARY: As softly and submissively to God's will as the falling of the autumn leaves, so did the spirit of the loved one wend its way heavenward. Stella Chastain, daughter of James B. and Betha Chastain was born near Leesville, March 8, 1885, and died at her Home near Hortense October 26, 1932. She was united in marriage with Wm. East, January 24, 1906. To this union four children were born, all of whom survive. She leaves to mourn a loving husband, three sons, Wayne, of Clinton; Raymond and Wyatt at home; one daughter, Audra Faye at home, also one grandson and one daughter-in-law, the wife of Wayne; her mother, two brothers, three sisters. Her father preceded her in death about five years ago. She leaves a host of friends for she was a true friend and neighbor. All was done that loving hands could do but nothing could stay the inexorable hand of death. At about the age of nine years she professed faith in her God and united with the Tebo Baptist church of which she was a faithful member at death. It can truly be said of her that for the hour of death she had lived and for the going hence she had made preparation. Her daily life for the past two years that she had been an invalid had been spent in instructing her family how to live closer to the Supreme Ruler. She got her instructions from the Bible, for the first thing laid on her bed at morning was her Bible, that was marked with the beloved verses, by her. Many times she talked of the time when she would go Home. Her influence was not only felt in her own home, but the entire community and every visitor she had, and they have been many, felt as they left her, they had been drawn close to Heaven thru the messages she gave with her weakened voice. Surely a good wife and mother has gone home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at her home. Interment was at Englewood.

EAST, Walter Wyatt
1912-2000
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 19 2000 - Walter Wyatt East, 87, Clinton, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. - Later Issue: Walter Wyatt East was born on September 5, 1912, in Henry County, near the Hortence area. He was the third of four children born to Will East and Stella Chastain. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Wayne and Raymond. At the age of eight, the East family moved to Dodge City, Kansas. There they farmed and Wyatt began to develop his passion for horses. A few years later he moved back to the Henry County area of his roots where he lived the remainder of his life. At a young age, Wyatt accepted Christ and was baptized in Tebo Creek, close to his present home. As a young man, Wyatt worked on the pipeline with this team of horses. It was during this time he met and married Anna Blanche Gray on April 2, 1938. To this union three children were born, Dale Wyatt (who died at birth), Sharon Ann and Michael Wyatt. Wyatt and Anna bought the farm where he currently resided. He started a dairy operation and delivered milk in the nearby towns for about 20 years. Anna preceded Wyatt in death on June 18, 1962. Wyatt always had horses and turned that hobby into a thriving business. He would spend hours tending to them and took great pride in selling his yearlings in Oklahoma. On October 13, 1972, Wyatt married Audrey May Green Paxton. Together they continued to operate the farm with cattle and horses. Wyatt particularly enjoyed any and all opportunities to visit with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they were the lights of his life. Throughout his life, Wyatt was an active member of the community as an ASCS director, Calhoun School Board member, Springfield Township Road Board member, Calhoun Colt Show Committee member, American Quarter Horse Association member and at the time of his death was a member of the Tebo Baptist Church. Surviving him are his loving wife, Audrey of the home; daughter, Sharon Ann Friar and her family of Warsaw; his son, Michael Wyatt East and his family of Calhoun; his sister, Faye Raney of Lakewood, Colorado; Deanna Sue Robinson and her family of Clinton, Beverly Paxton and her family of Clinton, Peggy Gilmore and her family of Chilhowee, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Wyatt loved life and truly loved his daily interaction with people. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, April 21. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EAST, William Raymond
1910-1996
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Raymond East, 85, rural Clinton, died Monday, September 2, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 4, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. East was born September 7, 1910, in Henry County, the son of Will and Stella Chastain East. He was married to Isabel La Ront, who preceded him in death November 4, 1985. Mr. West was a retired farmer and was a lifelong resident of this area. He was a member of the Coal Methodist Church. He is survived by two sons, Gene Raymond East and wife Mary Maude, and Jay Dean East and wife Hazel; one brother, Wyatt East, all of Clinton; one sister, Faye Raney of Colorado; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

EASTER, Allen
1795-1902
Providence Cemetery, Post Oak Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Post Oak, Johnson County, Missouri, Jan 4 1902 - Allen Easter took sick suddenly last Saturday night, a week ago with a hard chill, which ran into the typhoid, and died at 7 o'clock Friday night. He lived to be 105 years old. He was laid to rest in Providence Cemetery. Uncle Allen leaves a wife and daughter to mourn his loss.

EASTER, Edith Charlene WAREHAM
1918-2011
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 28 2011 - Edith Charlene Easter, 92, was born in Clinton on October 3, 1918, and departed this life on January 13, 2011. Preceding her in death were her parents, James and Dena Wareham; her sons, Roy Gene (Pole) and Lawrence (Butch) Easter; sisters, Pauline Cates, Lois Fetters, and brother, Pete Wareham. Edith was a devoted Christian, mother and grandmother who thrived on spending time with her children and grandchildren. she was an avid Bible and novel reader and enjoyed spending countless hours tending to her flower gardens and indoor plants. She retired from Safeway stores in the fall of 1980 and continued working as a seamstress for area businesses on the Square until she was 88 and her health began to fail. Survivors include daughters, Joyce Stratton and husband Willis, Sandra Randel and son Robert (Bob) Easter; sister Yvonne (Bonnie) Kampe; brother James Wareham; 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Services for Edith were held on Tuesday, January 18, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EASTER, Lawrence V. "Butch"
1944-2006
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 17 2006 - Lawrence V. "Butch" Easter, 62, Clinton, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at his home in Clinton. Funeral services were Monday, April 17, at the Friendly Pentecostal Church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He is survived by his wife Linda of the home; two sons, Robert Easter and wife Peggy, and Jake Easter, all of Clinton; one daughter Sherrie McElwee and husband Brad, Lee's Summit; his mother Edith Easter, Clinton; five brothers, Roy (Pole) Easter, Bob Easter, Vernon Easter, all of Clinton, Jeff Easter of Terrell, Texas, and David Russell of Lansing, Kansas; five sisters, Joyce Stratton and Sandy Pickering, both of Clinton, Tonette Blasius and Noreen Walker of Terrell, Texas, and Juanita Kelley, Oregon City, Oregon, and four grandchildren, Cody Easter, Dannie Easter, Adam Easter and Dillon McElwee.

EASTER, Roy Gene "Pole"
1940-2007
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 17 2007 - Roy Gene "Pole" Easter was born June 24, 1940, in Norris, to Leroy and Edith Charlene Wareham Easter. He died July 15, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 67. Pole was a lineman and owner of Pole Line Electrical, Clinton. He was a member of Save Our World Ministries, IBEW Local 53, Kansas City and the ICFM. He is survived by his wife Nadine of the home; his mother Edith of Clinton; one son James Martin Easter, Clinton; three daughters, Rita E. Ward of Blairstown, Jacky M. Clark of Linden, Tennessee, and Vicki Gilbert of Clinton; five brothers, Robert Easter of Blairstown, David Russell of Lansing, Kansas, Vernon Easter of Gillette, Wyoming, Jeff Easter of Terrell, Texas, and Jimmie Clark; five sisters, Tonette Blauis and Noreen Walker, both of Terrell, Texas, Wanita Kelley of Oregon City, Oregon, Joyce Stratton of Clinton and Sandy Randall of Warrensburg; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Leroy Easter, and two brothers, Lawrence "Butch" Easter and Leroy Easter Jr. Services were held July 19 at the First Assembly of God Church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EATON, Ernest A. "Buck"
1921-2002
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2002 - Ernest A. "Buck" Eaton, 81, Clinton, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 8, at First Baptist Church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. - Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 2002 - Ernest Allen (Buck) Eaton was born on March 29, 1921, in Mattoon, Illinois. A few years after his birth, his parents, James Albert and Mary Lucinda Sacarissie Outland Eaton, and his five brothers and sisters moved to a farm outside of Calhoun. There the family built a wonderful life, working hard and enjoying life to the fullest. Buck attended and graduated from Calhoun High School where he and his special teammates won the Missouri State Basketball title two consecutive years. This was accomplished during a time when the games in Calhoun were played on an outdoor court, which made playing in the State finals on an indoor court very interesting because you did not have to make adjustments for the wind. After graduation, Buck enrolled and began attending college at Central Missouri State College, but a few months later he joined the Army to help the effort in World War II. Upon completion of his basic training, he was assigned to the 53rd Field Artillery Unit, where he served his country with honor and valor in New Guinea, Hawaii, the Philippines and Korea until the victorious conclusion for the United States. Buck made many lasting friendships with men from all over the united States. These men and their families have been gathering in Springfield every other year on the week of July 4 to keep in touch with their "Army Buddies" and their families. Upon his return from World War II, Buck married the love of his life, Margie Marie Delozier on March 2, 1946. Buck and Margie made their home in the Clinton area where Buck farmed for five years and worked for the Clearfield Cheese Company, later known as Schreiber Foods, for 34 years. Together they also owned and managed the Eaton roller rink for 25 years. If Buck had a dollar for every person he picked up or helped teach to skate, he would have died a millionaire. For 56 years, Buck was richly blessed by the countless joys and rewards he experienced as the loving husband of Margie. Together they were blessed as the proud parents of three wonderful children, Allen Eugene, Donald Keith and Kent Edward. They were blessed once more by the addition of their daughters-in-law, Vicki, Brenda and Glenna. Later the blessing was made complete by the addition of their five grandchildren, Jennifer Dawn, Alex Travis, Andrea Marie, Nathaniel Tobias and Brianna Denae Eaton. Besides spending time with Margie, Buck's utmost joy was spending time with his grandchildren. Buck attended the First Baptist Church of Clinton. There he served as a Sunday School teacher, a Sunday School Department director, a deacon and the position he enjoyed the most, "The Cookie Man", delivering cookies and juice to the children Sunday School Departments for many years. One friend of the family made the statement, "The children in heaven are a little happier today, because the cookie Man is there with them." Buck also enjoyed coaching his sons' baseball teams for several years. There were times that it seemed like he had 15 or 20 sons, not just three. He also was a member of the Clinton Chapter of Kiwanis Club International and the VFW Post #1894. Buck was preceded in death by his parents, James Albert and Mary Lucinda Sacarissie Eaton; two brothers, Edward and John Eaton, and one sister, Carrie Rolsin. He is survived by h is wife, Margie Marie Eaton of the home; three sons and their wives, Allen and Vicki Eaton of Schaumburg, Illinois, Don and Brenda Eaton of Clinton, and Kent and Glenna Eaton of Lee's Summit. Buck is also survived by five grandchildren, Jennifer Jackson and her husband, Slade, Lee's Summit, Alex Eaton of New Britain, Connecticut, Andrea Eaton of Omaha, Nebraska, Nathaniel Eaton and Brianna Eaton of Lee's Summit. In addition, he is survived by two sisters, Jessie Lovell of Clinton, and Alice Hall, Sedalia, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

EATON, Margie Marie DELOZIER
1925-2005
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 6 2005 - Margie Marie Eaton was born east of Clinton July 21, 1925, the daughter of Marvin and Opal (Shanks) DeLozier. She died Tuesday, September 13, died Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at Research Hospital, Kansas City. Marie attended Hortense Elementary School and graduated from Coal High School in 1943. Soon after graduation, the family moved into Clinton where she was employed at Simes Shoe Store. After World War II she married her lifelong mate, Ernest "Buck" Eaton on March 2, 1946. For a short time after their marriage they farmed. While there they served in the Mt. Giliad Baptist Church. Later they moved into Clinton where they spent the remainder of their lives. All of Margie's life she had a Clinton address. Upon their move into Clinton, they transferred their church memberships to the First Baptist Church where Margie served in many capacities, including church clerk for many years. The last few years, she volunteered to go to church each Monday and clean the pews of items left behind on Sunday, Margie also enjoyed being a part of the Catholic School reading program. She was employed by the Clinton School System as a librarian and she and Buck operated the Clinton Roller Rink where they made a safe place for the youth to come and have fun. Being musical herself, her delight was to attend concerts, plays and church events which her sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren participated in. After lovingly taking care of her husband from a long illness, she enjoyed visiting shut-ins, rest homes or the hospital when others were ill. She also was thoughtful to remember people's birthdays or other special events with a card and usually a cherry note or letter. Margie was honored on her 80th birthday, less than two months ago, with a reception given by her boys and their families. She is survived by three loving sons and their wives, Allen and Vicki Eaton, Don and Brenda Eaton, Kent and Glenna Eaton; five grandchildren, Alex Eaton, Andrea Eaton, Jennifer Jackson, Nathaniel Eaton and Brianna Eaton; one great-granddaughter, Kolbe Jackson; one sister and her husband, Charlotte and Robert Hendricks; two nieces, Cathy Coquyt and Carin Gosch, and one nephew, Roger Carter. Also surviving are one aunt, Wanda Shanks; two sisters-in-law, Alice Hall and Faye Eaton, as well as several cousins and nieces and nephews by marriage and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church, Clinton, Thursday, September 15. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

EATON, Paul McVey Sr.
1905-2001
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2001 - Paul McVey Eaton, Sr. was born in Shelbyville, on December 28, 1905. He was the first son of George William Eaton and Flora Mae Reid. His great-grandparents, George Eaton and Rebecca Anderson Eaton, came to Missouri in 1832 from Mason County and Campbell County, Kentucky. They settled in Shelby County and had nine children, one of which was Harrison Eaton. Harrison married Mary Ann Stalcup in 1870 and they were the parents of Three children, George William, Annie Marie and Ethel Elizabeth. Thus, five generations of the Eaton family have been Missouri residents. Upon the death of his father, Paul had to assume the role as held of the household at the early age of 15 years. He spent the next five years of his life farming while his younger brother and sisters finished their high school education. He then went into the trucking business and worked all of his life in that field. He owned and leased trucks in Kansas City for a number of years. During World War II, he worked at the Pratt and Whitney plant in Kansas City where airplane engines were built. Later he contracted to haul airplane parts to California where they were assembled for the war effort. The family lived in Kansas City during the war years. In 1949 he moved his family to Clinton where he owned and operated a number of truck lines before retiring. The latter years of his productive life were spent on a small farm located between Clinton and Calhoun. He enjoyed working in the out-of-doors. He loved the animals on his farm and raised Black Angus cattle. They were like pets to him and he relished the quiet, peaceful life of retirement. Paul Eaton married Jessie Lee McCombs of Calhoun on October 19, 1928. She was born March 3, 1911. She preceded him in death on December 9, 1996. They had two children, both born in Calhoun. A daughter, Dorla Dean, was born September 10, 1929. She married Charles Keil Kemper of Clinton March 1, 1951. A son, Paul McVey Eaton, Jr., was born August 30, 1934. He married Mary Lou Foster of Clinton on October 19, 1957. Paul was a self-made businessman who achieved success even though fate denied him a formal education. He loved his family and took great delight in the accomplishments of his son, Paul McVey, Jr. and his daughter, Dorla Dean Eaton Kemper. He was determined to have both children graduate from college and be better prepared for life. Mr. Eaton and his wife, Jessie, were always there to encourage, love and help their children, as well as their grandchildren. In return they were also much loved and respected. He is survived by his son, Paul, and his wife, Mary Lou, Blue Springs, and his daughter, Dorla Dean, and her husband, Charles Keil Kemper, Granite Bay, California. He leaves five grandchildren, Kevin, Susan, Kara, Jeanne and Michael. He leaves eight great-grandchildren, Scott Paul, Christine, Amy Renee, Dana Charles, Eva Louise, Gavin McVey, Jesse Owen and Little Michael, seven months of age. He also leaves a close and dear sister-in-law, Eva McCombs Smith, and her husband, Wayne, who reside in Lake Jackson, Texas. We know that happiness is possible only when we reach out to attain constructive goals. We know that man must toil, his mind be happily occupied and his heart pure, to achieve the inner satisfaction which is peace. Paul Eaton lived that kind of life. He sowed good deeds where fields were fallow. He planted seeds of caring, sharing, loving and giving. He can now enjoy the final harvest of his life. Henry Van Dyke wrote, "There is only one way to get ready for immortality and that is to love this life and live it bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as best we can." Paul Eaton was a kind and gentle man who lived his life bravely and faithfully and cheerfully. He died on the 24th day of July, 2001, at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. We are grateful for the life of Paul McVey Eaton, Sr. and know that the has passed on to a new and even lovelier world with his loving wife, Jessie Lee. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, July 29. Interment was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

EBELING, Phyllis M. BYRUM
1947-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Phyllis Ebeling, 65, of rural Windsor, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the KU Medical Center, due to complications from her brave battle with cancer. On September 5, 1947, in Clinton, Mo., Herbert W. Byrum and Velma Mary (Summers) Byrum were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. She was carefully placed in the nursery with one other baby born that day. Soon a crowd gathered, staring in disbelief at the two babies in the nursery. The other baby born was premature and tiny, while Phyllis weighed in at a whooping 13 pounds – a record for the hospital. She grew up in a small house on the Byrum family farm in Leesville with her 5 sisters and 1 brother. Her rural upbringing fostered very close relationships with them, which continued her entire life. On October 8, 1965, in Leesville, Mo., she married Harold Lee Ebeling of Lincoln, Mo. Soon after, they started their family with the birth of their two sons, Shannon Harold and Jerrod Scott. Together they built a successful family farming business. She was very proud of her sons and all the success they’ve achieved in their personal, business and civic lives. Phyllis was a devout member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church for many years. She was an excellent Sunday school teacher and organized vacation bible school each summer for the church. Phyllis was unbeatable at parade float building. Along with her grand-children, she constructed the floats out of recycled and repurposed materials from her farm. It was a source of personal pride for her to construct her elaborate floats without spending one dime on the materials. Each year she entered her masterpiece in the annual Windsor parade and heaven help the other float builders who competed against her. Her artistic talents continued into other areas including scissor cutting, paper dolls and intricate snowflake garland strands. We all remember her hard work and efforts putting together the largest annual country garage sale around. She also loved morel mushroom hunting, going to auctions and digging through the boxes of junk and finding hidden treasures. The stuff that was left over from her auction finds ended up in the annual garage sale. She also loved listening to the scanner, collecting what-knots and little old things with character and vintage metal toys. More than anything, Phyllis loved her grandchildren. She was a most dedicated grandmother, teacher and playmate, spending many a day helping them with school projects, playing board games and filling water balloons for their summertime water balloon fights. She admired Sheldon, her eldest grandchild, for his hardworking spirit and kind and quiet nature. In her illness, Sheldon was the first to step in and help his grandpa with chores on the farm and running the trash route. Ty, the middle grandchild, is the one who inherited Phyllis’s hilarious sense of humor. She always knew she could count on him for a good laugh and to find the funny in everyday situations. Phyllis was very proud of his involvement in the school band playing drums. She also loved to talk about his wide variety of animals, stating “animals love Ty.” Haley, her first granddaughter, is the most athletic of all the grandchildren. She loved watching Haley play softball and other sports. Haley’s pretty blue eyes and beautiful complexion are mirror images of Phyllis as a young girl. Khloe, her youngest granddaughter, she considers to be the “miracle baby.” She was overjoyed when Khloe came along and was taken with the fact she looked just like her son Jerrod. Phyllis always enjoyed receiving a new piece of artwork from Khloe and proudly displayed it for all to see. She is survived by her husband, Harold, of the home; two sons, Shannon Ebeling and his wife Shelley; their children, Sheldon, Ty and Haley Ebeling; Jerrod Ebeling and his wife Lori and their daughter Khloe, all of Windsor, Mo.; 5 sisters, Veryl Willis and her husband John, Leesville, Mo.; LaRea Williams, Leesville, Mo.; Myrna Preston and her husband Jerry, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Vicky Schley and her husband Mike, Leesville, Mo.; Mary Love and her husband Russell, Harrisonville, Mo.; one brother, Herbert Byrum and his wife Angelia, Tightwad, Mo.; her in-laws, Marvin and Sharon Ebeling, Peggy Ebeling, Joyce Ebeling, Leroy Anderson, and Don and Ethyl Freeman; 4 aunts, LaVerne McLerran, Perrie Lee Benson, Clarice North and Jane Huey; and an abundance of cherished nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Velma Byrum; 3 infant siblings; brothers-in-law, Jim Williams, Homer Ebeling, Bob Ebeling, and Ben Cockrum; and sisters-in-law, Goldie (Ebeling) Cockrum and Dorothy (Ebeling) Anderson. Funeral services will be Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EBERSOLE, Clara Fern GLASS
1932-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2004 - Clara Fern Ebersole, 71, Windsor, died early Tuesday morning, June 8, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born June 22, 1932, in Weston, the daughter of Joseph Sterling Glass and Mary Nadine (McQueen) Glass. She graduated from Windsor High School as a member of the Class of 1950. On September 8, 1950, at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, she married George Edward Ebersole, who survives of the home. While going to school, Fern worked at the Huston-Turner Funeral Home and for the Ellis Huston family. She later worked two years at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor. In 1951 she and her husband George, moved to a farm in southeast Johnson county where they lived for 43 years, as grain and livestock farmers. Fern was a wife, farmhand and mother, loving every minute of the time spent there at the farm. George and Fern retired and moved to Windsor in the spring of 1994. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, teaching the Faithful Workers adult ladies Sunday School class for many years. She also was active in the Women On Mission and Doris Bellington Mission Groups of the church. Fern loved nature, especially trees, flowers, rocks and mountains and enjoyed flower gardening, crafts, embroidery work and making quilts, most of which were given away. In addition to her husband, George, survivors include a son, Edward Lee Ebersole and his wife Barbara, McAlester, Oklahoma; a daughter Donna Jean Kingsolver and her husband Fred, Lee's Summit; a step-granddaughter Anastasia Williams, and two step-great-grandsons, Cross Martin Williams and Cade Michael Williams all of Warsaw, Indiana; a brother Larry Glass, McAlester, Oklahoma; three nieces, Rita, Lois and Karla, and six nephews, James, Nelson, Tom, Rodney, Jeff and Jason. She was preceded in death by a daughter Cathy Marie, who lived only seven moths, and a brother Bill Glass. Funeral services were Friday, June 11, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

EBERSOLE, George
1926-2015
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - George Ebersole, 88, of Windsor, died January 31, 2015 at the Monterey Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Independence. He was born on the family farm near Leeton, September 4, 1926, the son of George Edward and Elsie Bohon Ebersole, Sr. He was a 1944 graduate of Leeton High School. September 8, 1950, at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church in Windsor, he married Clara Fern Glass and she preceded him in death June 8, 2004. George was a longtime farmer raising cattle, hogs and row crops. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, where he served in many capacities over the years, but most recently as a door greeter and had been a member of the Counting Committee for many years. Previously, he was a member and deacon at High Point Baptist Church near Windsor. He was also on the Board of Directors for the MFA in Windsor. George was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and was stationed in Okinawa. Survivors include a son, Edward Lee Ebersole and his wife Barbara; a daughter, Donna Jean Kingsolver; a step-granddaughter and two step-great-grandsons. In addition to his wife, Fern, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Marie, in 1952; a son-in-law, Fred Kingsolver; and a sister, Martha Marie Ebersole Meyer. Funeral services were held February 4th at the First Baptist Church of Windsor, and burial was in Laural Oak Cemetery there.

EBERTING, Calvin L.
1923-2017
Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 2017 - Calvin L. Eberting, 94, Topeka, died September 12, 2017. He was born August 27, 1923, in Clinton to George William and Eathel Pearl (Pruesner) Eberting. He joined the Army Air Corps and served during World War II. He worked for over 30 years at Colmery O'Neil VAMC in Topeka. Calvin married Genevieve Holmes on July 19, 1942. She preceded him in death shortly after their 50th anniversary. He flipped houses before that became fashionable. He delivered milk to schools, as well as a regular delivery route for Foremost and Boyles dairies. He lived to fish and winters in Texas. Calvin is survived by his wife of 18 years, Betty (Boettcher) Eberting; his children, Rebecca Wegener, Marcella Damerval and William Eberting, all of Topeka, Kansas; six grandchildren, John C. Damerval (Susan), Scott Damerval, Michael Wegener, Tim Wegener, Nicole Simmons (Michael) and Noel Eberting; four great-granddaughters and one sister, Yvonne Burwell of Blue Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Topeka Cemetery.

EBERTING, Clara Edith KNISELY
1902-1981
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clara Edith Eberting, 78, 102 Michael, Clinton, died Saturday morning in 1981, at Westwood Home. She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Eberting of the home; six sons, Robert Jr., St. Joseph; Martin, Prairie Village, KS; Darold, Clinton; Fred, Emmans, PA; Donald, Olathe, KS; and Richard, Englewood, CO; two daughters, Roberta Dickson and Shirley Jean Joelling, both of Kansas City; a brother, Gus Knisely, Clinton; two sisters, Belle Barker, Sedalia; and Lena Long, Clinton. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

EBERTING, Coy W.
1917-1997
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Coy Eberting, 79, Kansas City, Kansas, died Sunday, January 5, 1997, at Shawnee Mission Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 9, at Maple Hill Chapel. Burial will be Thursday in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born August 28, 1917, in the Coal area to Johnnie Eberting and Jewell McGinness Eberting. He spent his early life in Henry County, served in World War II and when he returned home, spent the rest of his life in Kansas City with the exception of a few years in California. He was a member of Metropolitan Southern Baptist Church and was a trustee there and member of VFW Post 846. He was a custodian for the Shawnee Mission School District for 17 years, retiring in 1979. Survivors are a daughter and husband, Sandra and Jim Jackson; two sons, John Eberting of Kansas City, Kansas, and Ernest Webb of Basehor, Kansas, and wife Mary Lou, all of Kansas City; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Veda Crockett and husband Norville, of Wichita, Kansas, and Neva Moreland of Leeton. His wife Lucille, preceded him in death in September 1995; also a son and wife, Bob and Barbara Webb.

EBERTING, Darold Dean "Gig"
1928-2008
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 2008 - Darold D. "Gig" Eberting, 79, Clinton, died Friday, September 5, 2008, at the Golden valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born December 15, 1928, in Coal, to Robert Martin Eberting and Clara Edith (Knisely) Eberting. On March 23, 1953, in Clinton, he married Shirley Lynn Shoemaker, who survives of the home. He was the owner and operator of Eberting's Gift Store in Clinton. Gig was a veteran of the United States army, serving in Korea. In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Stephen M. Eberting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and J. Christopher Eberting and his wife Terri, Leawood, Kansas; a granddaughter Lauren Eberting, Leawood; four brothers, Robert Eberting of St. Joseph, Fred Eberting of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Richard Eberting of Lee's Summit and Don Eberting of Olathe, Kansas; a sister Roberta Dickson of Kansas City, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Martin Eberting, and a sister Shirley Koeling. Graveside memorial services were Friday, September 12, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EBERTING, Genevieve Mae HOLMES
1922-1993
Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Genevieve Mae Eberting, 70, Topeka, Kansas, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1993 at the home. She was a sister-in-law of Dr. Lewis Eberting of Clinton. Services will be Friday at the Newcomer-Diffenderfer Chapel, Topeka; burial in the Topeka Cemetery. Mrs. Eberting was born in Topeka and lived in Kansas City, Ks., before returning to Topeka in 1940. She was a former member of the Church of the Open Door, Topeka. Survivors include her husband Calvin Lee Eberting of the home; two daughters, Rebecca L. Wegener and Marcella E. Damerval; a son Bill J. Eberting, and his mother Salina Williams, all of Topeka; three brothers, Harley Holmes, Topeka, and Victor Holmes and Maynard Holmes of Kansas City, Ks.; and six grandchildren.

EBERTING, Harry Eugene "Gene"
1926-2002
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2002 - Harry Eugene "Gene" Eberting, 76, Clinton, died at his home in Clinton on Tuesday, October 22, 2002. He was the son of Harry and Lillian (Crowder) Eberting. For 76 years he walked among us, making his unique contributions to the betterment of life in this world. Tuesday, October 22, 2002, after a lengthy battle with cancer, he quietly departed from our midst and went home to God. Gene served his country as a sergeant in the Eleventh Airborne Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Philippines and Japan. He was proud of his military service and flew the American flag with pride at his home. Gene was married to Clarice Elizabeth Skaggs and their life together was blessed with three children, one son, Stephen, and two daughters, Victoria and Debra. Gene was self-employed painter until his retirement and his signature work was to be found in the painting, wallpapering and decorating of many Clinton homes. People who visited the Eberting home enjoyed Gene's artistic gift in the murals which covered a living room wall. After his retirement, he began painting pictures of landscapes and wildlife that many people have greatly enjoyed. Gene also enjoyed hunting and fishing and often took his son and other boys with him. He was a musician, entertaining his family as he played his guitar. When he met his grandson-in-law, Craig, for the first time, they played together. Older Clintonians may remember that Gene played in many of the old Rotary minstrel shows. Gene is remembered as a man of purpose, who followed through on decisions. When he decided to do something, he saw it through to fulfillment. One example of that was his desire and decision to become a licensed pilot. He simply went to work and made it happen. He is remembered too as having a good sense of humor, never taking life too seriously, but always seeing to it that what needed to be done got done. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. Family members affirm that even though at times he was a little grumpy with them, they knew they were loved and that he would have done anything for them. His daughters remember his protectiveness toward them and that he made them feel safe. Steve is quite sure that without his dad's encouragement and help in Boy Scouts he never would have become an Eagle Scout. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Lillian Eberting and one brother, Linville Eberting. He is survived by his wife, Clarice, of the home; one son, Stephen Eberting and wife Dixie; two daughters, Victoria Campbell and husband John, and Debra Keller and husband John, all of Clinton; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Brister, Clinton, Summer Sell Bryant and husband Craig, Laurel Maryland, Chad Eberting and wife Jodie, Grandview, Janae Eberting, Clinton, Hank Keller, California, Trisha Smith and husband David, Pensacola, Florida, Jill Wareham and husband Clint, Clinton, and Jarrod Campbell and wife April of Clinton, as well as four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Friday, October 25. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EBERTING, Jone Marie SCOTT
1932-1994
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jone Marie Scott was born August 14, 1932, in Fristoe, the daughter of Herman and Juanita (Cox) Scott. She died Sunday, November 27, 1994, at the age of 62. She lived in the Kansas City area before moving to Clinton in 1965. She was the wife of Dr. Lewis Eberting. She worked for many years as office manager for her hsband and son Art, in their chiropractic clinic. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. She is survived by her husband Dr. Lewis E. Eberting of the home; one son Dr. Arthur L. Eberting and wife Debra; one daughter Carol M. Batschelett and husband Donnie, all of Clinton; her mother Juanita Scott, Clinton; one brother Joe Scott, Reno, Nevada; five grandchildren, Jennifer McFarland, Sarah Batschelett, Donnie Batschelett III, Emily Eberting and Scott Eberting. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 30, at the Christian Church in Clinton. Burial was in Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw.

EBERTING, Linville "Lynn"
1928-1999
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Linville (Lynn) Eberting, 71, Sunrise Beach, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He was born January 11, 1928 in Deepwater, the son of Harry Montgomery and Lillian Crowder Eberting. He was married to Barbara Ann Foster January 16, 1948, in Clinton. She survives of the home. He was a graduate of Clinton High School, Cass of 1944. He operated the Jockey Club in Sedalia for 24 years and was later employed with Howard Construction Company until retirement, then moving to Sunrise Beach. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Blue Lodge 236, AF&AM, Sedalia, a member of Ararat Shrine of Kansas City and Sedalia Shrine Club, and a member of Sedalia Scottish Rite. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son Linville Lee Eberting of Sedalia; three daughters, Patricia Ferguson, and Dianna Greene of Sedalia, and Sherry Hawley, Colubus, Ohio; one brother Gene Eberting of Clinton; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one grandchild Joshua Eberting. Funeral services are Tuesday, April 6, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, Sedalia. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

EBERTING, Lucille Z.
1913-1995
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Coy (Lucille) Eberting, 82, Kansas City, Kansas, died Saturday, September 9, 1995, in a hospital there. She was a former resident of the Coal community. Funeral services will be Tuesday at Maple Hill Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kansas. Burial will follow at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. Mrs. Eberting is survived by her husband Coy; two sons and one daughter.

EBERTING, Martha Jane Olive BAILEY
1864-1909
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Martha Bailey Eberting died September 29 at her home in Leesville Township after a short illness with appendicitis. Born April 20, 1864 and married William Eberting in 1882. Five children, and surviving are Katie Lutz, Charles Eberting, Minnie Fowler and Johnnie Eberting. All were at her bedside except a brother, James Bailey, who lives in Kansas and arrived too late for the funeral. She was a member of Tebo Church. Two sisters and three brothers, her husband and children survive.

EBERTING, Martin Thomas
1865-1938
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Martin Thomas Eberting Dies - Mr. Eberting entered into eternal rest December 19, 1938, at his home near Shady Grove. He had had hardly a sick day until three years ago in January when he became seriously ill with pneumonia and heart trouble. Since then he had been in fair health until the latter part of November although he was not bedfast until December 14, from which time he was critically ill with heart trouble and complications. His children were all at his bedside during his sickness and death and among the last words heard were "You are all so good to me." Mr. Eberting was born February 7, 1865, in Hamburg, Germany, one of seven children born to George and Catherine Eberting. The family came to the United states when Martin was 11 weeks old and settled at Bloomington, Ill. When he was six years old, the Eberting family moved to Henry County, and while on the way, the father was killed when the team ran away. This left the mother to assume household responsibilities, and rear the children, taking both the mother's and father's places which she capably did. December 25, 1894, he was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth McCurly, by the late Uncle Tom Briggs. To this union were born seven children, all of whom are living and are, Earl, Mrs. Jewel Young and Mrs. Mildred Edwards of Kansas City; George and Robert, near the home; Mrs. Audra Hickman of Clinton and Miss Ilma of the home. There are also 14 grandchildren. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, Adam of Appleton City; Mike, Pryor, Okla.; Mrs. Carrie Carleton of Clinton. When 30 years old, in the prime of young manhood, he was converted and joined the Tebo Baptist Church where he had since been a faithful member. His greatest pleasure was in home tasks, putting all he had into building and maintaining a comfortable home for his wife and fine family of children. But he did not neglect his loved ones' guidance throughout Christian pathways, and they are honored and respected citizens of their communities. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Tebo Baptist Church. Burial at Englewood.

EBERTING, Nancy Birdie TURNER
1864-1927
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Nancy Birdie Turner was born near Coal, Mo., April 29 1864; died February 10th, 1927, at 11 a.m., aged 62 years, 9 months and 12 days. She was united in marriage with Adam Eberting, October 17, 1883. To this union were born nine children. Her husband and seven children survive her - three sons, Harry and Albert, of Deepwater; and Edward, of Appleton City; four daughters - Mrs. Job Edmonson, of Clinton; Mrs. James Dore, of LaDue; Mrs. Soney McManness, of Lawrence, Kans., and Gladys of the home. Twin daughters, Clara and Carrie, preceded her in death; Clara, in 1919, and Carrie in 1925. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, one brother - John Turner, of Blackwell, Okla., and one half sister, Mrs. Henry Baily, also of Blackwell, Okla., and one half brother, Marvin Turner, of New Port, R.I., and by a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Eberting had been in ill health for the past year. Was operated upon October 23, 1926, never fully regaining her health, and had been bedfast since. Mrs. Eberting was a member of the Presbyterian church, giving her heart to God in early womanhood. Her husband has lost in her a devoted wife; the children a loving mother, and the community a kind friend and loyal neighbor. Her funeral was conducted at the Presbyterian church of Deepwater, Mo., Saturday afternoon, after which the remains were taken to Englewood cemetery and tenderly laid to rest.

EBERTING, Robert Jr. Rev.
1921-2009
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Reverend Robert Eberting Jr., age 87, of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009, at The Baptist Home in Chillicothe. Robert was born on December 27, 1921, in Brownington, Missouri, the son of Robert M. and Clare (Knisley) Eberting. He was married to Thelma Marie McGinness on March 6, 1942, in Warsaw. Marie passed away on September 4, 1997. Robert and Edna Mae Miller married November 25, 2000, in Liberty. Robert was a decorated veteran of World War II who served in the Army Air Force. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Campaign Ribbon, one Overseas Bar, the Air Medal, five Oak Leaf Clusters and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, and two Bronze Stars. He earned a B.S. degree in Education from Central Missouri State University, and a Master of divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. Robert was a Baptist Minister whose ministry spanned decades. He pastored several churches in Missouri including; Allen Street Baptist Church in Clinton, High Point Baptist Church in Raytown, McCarthy Baptist Church in St. Joseph and Savannah Avenue Baptist Church in St. Joseph. He served on many boards and committees for the Missouri Baptist Convention and St. Joseph Baptist Association. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Church in Liberty. Robert was a Tax Assessor for the City of Clinton from 1948-1952, he was Mayor of the City of Jamesport from 1960-1963, and served as president of the Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly from 1968-1973. Robert is survived by: his wife, Edna Mae Eberting of the home; a sister, Roberta Dickson, Kansas City; three brothers, Donald Eberting, Olathe, Kansas, Fred Eberting, Emmaus, Pennsylvania and Richard Eberting, Lee's Summit; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four stepsons, Gary Miller, Chillicothe, Ronald Miller, Kansas City, Jerrold Miller, Atlanta, Georgia and Ricky Miller, Dallas, Texas; eleven step-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, his first wife Marie Eberting, three sons, James, David and Robert Eberting, one sister, Shirley Koelling and two brothers, Martin Eberting and Darold (Gig) Eberting. Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 27, 2009, at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton Missouri. Burial, with military honors, will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, following the service.

EBERTING, Robert Linn
1949-1997
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Linn Eberting was born March 24, 1949, in Clinton, the son of Robert M. Eberting Jr. and Marie McGinness Eberting. He died Monday, April 21, 1997, at his home in Kansas City, at the age of 48. He graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph and also was a graduate of the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He was a member of Northwood Baptist Church in Kansas City. He is survived by his parents, Robert Jr. and Marie Eberting, Kansas City; one son Cameron; four uncles, Darold Eberting, Clinton, Fred Eberting, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Donald Eberting, Olathe, Kansas, and Richard Eberting, Lee's Summit; three aunts, Roberta Dickson and Shirley Koelling, both of Kansas City, and Betty Trenary, Clinton; two nephews, Matthew and Sam Eberting; a niece Darat Eberting, and a host of cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers, David and James Eberting. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 24 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

EBERTING, Robert Martin "Bob"
1903-1997
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Martin "Bob" Eberting died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at the age of 94 years, two months and 14 days. He was born January 22, 1903, in Henry County, the son of Martin Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth McCurley Eberting. He was a lifetime Henry County resident. On June 30, 1921, he was united in marriage to Clara Knisely, who preceded him in death June 20, 1981. Bob was a farmer and a cattleman. He was very active in the community and held several county offices throughout the years. Bob was deputy sheriff for one term and served as sheriff of Henry county four eight years. For four years, he was presiding judge of the Henry County Court. He was director of Grain and Warehousing for the Missouri Agriculture Department, Public Service Commission license inspector and a longtime active member of the Henry County Democratic party. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and a 50-year member of the Elks Lodge. He is survived by five sons, Robert Eberting Jr., Kansas City, Darold D. Eberting, Clinton, Fred W. Eberting, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Donald Earl Eberting, Olathe, Kansas, Richard Lee Eberting, Lee's Summit; two daughters, Roberta Dickson and Shirley Jean Koelling, both of Kansas City; one sister Ilma (Mrs. Glen) Wilson, Clinton; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son Martin; two brothers, three sisters and four grandsons. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

EBERTING, Scott Douglas
1971-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 12 2006 - Scott Douglas Eberting, 35, is at peace after passing away September 9, 2006. A skilled skier, lifelong Bronco fan and John Denver devotee, he spent most of his life in Colorado and the Rockies. He moved back to his Kansas City birthplace just weeks after becoming an uncle, a testament to how important family was to him. Scott was someone everyone wanted to be around, fun-loving, caring and loyal. He is survived byy his parents, Richard and Jeanie Eberting; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy Eberting Hall and Daniel Hall; two nieces, Elly and Kate; grandparents Robert and Irene Henry, Clinton, and a large extended family of aunts, uncles cousins and many friends. His family and friends will celebrate his life Thursday, September 14, at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, Lee's Summit.

EBERTING, Shirley Lynn SHOEMAKER
1923-2010
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 23 2010 - Shirley L. Eberting, 87, Clinton, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the Golden LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton. She was born January 16, 1923 in Coal, to Owen L. Shoemaker and Jewel (Randall) Shoemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton, Chapter IU, P.E.O. and the Clinton Garden Club. Shirley loved to dance the night away and was an avid gardener and bridge player. On March 23, 1953, she married Darold D. "Gig" Eberting in Clinton. He preceded her in death on September 5, 2008. Together they owned and operated Ebertings Gifts for many years. Surviving are two sons, Stephen M. Eberting of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and J. Christopher Eberting and his wife Terri, Leawood, Kansas; a granddaughter, Lauren Eberting of Leawood, Kansas; two brothers, Robert O. "Bob" Shoemaker and his wife Marlene, Clinton, and John Shoemaker of Kansas City, Kansas; a sister Mary Ann Perrin and her husband Dr. Wayne Perrin, Dallas, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband "Gig", she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Ed Shoemaker. Memorial services were Friday, November 12, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Private family burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

EBERTING, Thelma Marie McGINNESS
1919-1997
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thelma Marie McGinness Eberting died Thursday, September 4, 1997, at Alpine North Care Center in Riverside, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 24 days. She was born September 10, 1919, in Calhoun, the daughter of James W. and Lillie F. (Moreland) McGinness. She attended Coal High School and graduated from Clinton High School in 1937. On March 8, 1942, Marie married Robert M. Eberting, Jr. To this union three sons were born, all preceding her in death. Marie loved to travel and during World War II, followed her husband from Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis to Sioux Falls, Fresno, San Francisco and Boca Raton. In later years, she traveled to Saudi Arabia and fulfilled a dream by vacationing in Hawaii. Marie received a BS in elementary education from Central Missouri State University and was certified in special education, teaching in one-room country schools at Turner, Pretty Bob and Russell. Her specialty was for kindergarten and elementary and continued to teach in Ionia, Raytown, Jamesport and Rock Springs. In 1957, she began teaching trainable children for the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in St. Joseph and for 25 years, Marie was "teacher in charge" at Helen N. Davis State School for the severely handicapped, retiring in 1984. In the churches where she and her pastor/administrator husband served, she was a musician who played piano, organ and sang both solo and in the choir. She also served her church as a Bible teacher and in various leadership roles being a past president of Women's Missionary Union and past superintendent of Sunday School in Davis county Baptist Association. Marie loved people, all people, and believed there was good in every individual. She loved to be by the lake, where the family vacationed for many years and to have family and friends close by. She easily adopted daughters-in-law as her own, adored her grandchildren and was a devoted, loving and supporting companion to her husband of 55-plus years. She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Eberting, Jr., of the home; a sister, Betty Trenary, Clinton; four grandsons, Cameron Brewer, Darat Eberting, Matt Eberting and Sam Wiruhayaren; also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 9, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EBLE, Dorothy N. NELSON
1925-2003
Oak Ridge Memory Gardens, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 27 2003 - Dorothy N. Eble, 77, Independence, died Monday, January 20, 2003, at Regency Care Center. Funeral services were Thursday, January 23, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, with interment at Oak Ridge Memory Gardens. Mrs. Eble was born June 17, 1925, to Joseph and Pauline Nelson, in Clinton, Iowa. Dorothy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Independence. She was also very active in the "Y" Wives Club. Dorothy enjoyed genealogy and was active in the Jackson County Genealogical Society, the Clinton Historical Society and the Dewitt County Historical Society. She had published two books on family history and has a third book ready to be printed. Mrs. Eble enjoyed crocheting and doll collecting. She also spent many enjoyable hours making a four-generation quilt. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Leonard Eble, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Caren and Maurice Pilant, Urich, and Julie and Rob Savage, Independence; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Debbie Eble, Oviedo, Florida; one son, Jeff Eble, of the home; one grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Jennifer Pilant, Springfield; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Lori and Andy Fritz, Ozark, Erin and Sean Eble, Oviedo, Florida, and Cassie and Joel Savage, Independence, and one great-grandson, Colby Fritz.

ECHELMEIER, Carol
1973-2012
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 2012 - Carol Echelmeier, 39, died Sunday, September 9, 2012, at her home in Montrose. Private family services will be held at a later date. Carol was born August 5, 1973, in Boulder, CO, to William and Carmen Echelmeier. She was an accountant. Carol was a pet lover. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her fiance, David Ashford of the home; two daughters, Amber Renee Ashford of the home and Cherin Echelmeier of McCook, NE; three brothers, Sean Echelmeier of Lakewood, CO, Darren Echelmeier of Brommfield, CO, and Craig Echelmeier of Denver, CO, and two sisters, Gae Russo and Cheryl Oney, both of Johnstown, CO, as well as several nieces and nephews.

ECK, Ronald E.
1947-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 8 2001 - Ronald E. "Ron" Eck, 54, Maryville, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. He was married to Margaret Ann Boehler November 18, 1967, in Clinton. He had lived in Maryville since 1974. He was the son of Clarence Samuel Eck and Louise Josephine Katzfey Eck. He was a graduate of Clinton High School and Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg, with a BS degree in Agriculture, the Class of 1970. He was the regional sales manager for Fontanelle Hybrids, Maryville and a member of the Maryville Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Eck on May 20, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Ann Eck of their home in Maryville; two daughters, Michelle R. Coupland and her husband, Michael, San Antonio, Texas, and Kari R. Eck and her fiance, Pat Holloway, both of Garden City, Kansas; mother, Louise Eck, Maryville; two granddaughters, Austin and Samara Coupland; four brothers, Clarence Eck, Huntsville, Alabama, Harold Eck, Boulder, Colorado, Kenny Eck, Barnard, and Kevin Eck, Raytown; four sisters, Carolyn Burns, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Debbie Espey, Maryville, Patricia Finney, Danville, Indiana, and Karen Ceperley, Ozark; many nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be held Saturday at St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Maryville.

ECKARD, Henrietta Mae BARNETT
1918-2005
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 8 2005 - Henrietta Mae Eckard, daughter of Simon and Ruby (Piburn) Barnett, was born July 2, 1918, in Martinville, and died March 7, 2005, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, at the age of 86 years. She was married to Alvin Eckard, who preceded her in death in 1995. She was an Avon representative. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Henrietta was preceded in death by her husband; parents and one brother Lloyd Barnett. She is survived by one daughter, Shelila Thompson; two grandchildren, Michale Thompson of Clinton and Melanie Walters of Springfield; three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, March 10. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ECKART, Wanda Mae SUMMERS
1937-2004
Shady Grove Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 29 2004 - Wanda Mae Eckart, 66, Independence, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Independence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 30, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 1, at Shady Grove Cemetery in Tightwad. She was born July 18, 1937, in Henry County to Elmer and Melba (Hosterman) Summers. She had worked for the IRS in the sorting and distribution department for over 10 years before retiring December 31, 2001. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Raytown. She is survived by a son, Rick Eckart and his wife Deborah, Pleasant Hill; a sister Twila Corley, Independence; two brothers, Eldon Summers, Harrisonville, and Loy Summers, Stockton; two grandchildren, Jessica Eckart and Ashley Holmes. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Eckart, 1992, and a daughter, Debbie Eckart in 2000.

ECKERT, Pauline PARKS
1902-1992
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Pauline Parks Eckert, 90, Harrisonville, died Sunday, June 7, 1992 at the home. Services will be Wednesday, June 10 at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville; burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Eckert was born in Henry County January 6, 1902 and moved to Harrisonville in 1931. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Young Matrons Club in Harrisonville. She attended the Harrisonville United Methodist Church. Her husband, Sydney Eckert, died in 1976. Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert W. Eckert, Rogersville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

ECKHARDT, Eula Alma WHITCHURCH
1912-2001
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 2 2002 - Eula Alma Eckhardt, 89, died Saturday, December 1, 2001, at Clinton healthcare and Rehab. She was born January 16, 1912, the youngest child of Thomas and Adelia (Hopkins) Whitchurch. She was born in Henry County and lived all but a few years of her life in Henry County. She married George Louis Eckhardt, January 14, 1939, in Clinton. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. At an early age Eula accepted Christ as her savior and was an active member of the Clinton Nazarene Church. She could often be found humming her favorite hymns, When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder and Trust and Obey. She was a homemaker, Sunday School teacher, and 4-H Leader. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, bird watching, her flowers and gardening. She loved to can and freeze the fruits and vegetables she raised. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining her family on special occasions. Eula enjoyed playing board games, and doing puzzles with her husband and family. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Louis Charles; brothers, Leslie, Ira, Joe and Roy Whitchurch; sisters, Mamie Fowler, Jewell Gates and Mabel Miller. She is survived by her husband, Louis Eckhardt; daughter, Pearl Combs and husband, Kent, Clinton; three granddaughters, Pam Gottmann and husband, George, North Glenn, Colorado, Sheri Martinez and husband, Ron, Clinton, and Jill Combs of Blue Springs; two great-granddaughters, Aspen Gottmann and Kelsie Martinez; one brother-in-law, Willard Eckhardt of Clinton, and a sister-in-law, Lena Faigle and husband, Wilmer, Keckuk, Iowa, plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Nazarene in Clinton on Tuesday, December 4. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ECKHARDT, George Louis
1916-2002
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2002 - George Louis Eckhardt, 85, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at Camden Health Care in Harrisonville. He was born April 30, 1916, the second of five children to Theodore and Ethel (Overton) Eckhardt. Louis was born in Henry County. He married Eula Alma Whitchurch January 14, 1939, in Clinton. He was a devoted, loving husband, father and grandfather. He was very proud of his grandchildren. Louis was preceded in death by his wife by nine weeks; his parents; one son, and a brother, Franklin, and a sister, Edwina. He is survived by a daughter, Pearl Combs and husband, Kent, Clinton; three grandchildren, Pam Gottmann and husband, George, North Glenn, Colorado, Sherie Martinez and husband, Ron, Clinton, and Jill Combs, Blue Springs; two great-granddaughters, Aspen and Kelsie; a sister, Lena Faigle and her husband, Wilmer, Keokuk, Iowa; a brother, Willard Eckhardt, Clinton, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He liked showing pictures of his great-granddaughters to the nursing home staff. He was known to the nursing home staff as the M&M Man because of his fondness for peanut M&M's. At an early age, Louis accepted Christ as his savior and was an active member in the Nazarene Church of Clinton. He was brought up in a strong Christian home and made sure that his family had a Christian home. His church and his Lord were very important to him. Louis grew up on the family farm on the Grand River at the French Bridge. He learned to swim in the Grand River and had many fond memories of life on the river. His family moved to a farm west of Coal when he was a boy. He attended two years at Coal High School. His mother died when he was 14, leaving five children. Louis loved farming and raising Hereford cattle. His early years of farming were spent on the farm he owned east of Clinton. In 1959 he sold this farm and purchased a larger one near Garden City. After several years he was not able to continue row-cropping because of back problems. He became a successful real estate broker, starting his own business, Eckhardt Real Estate, in Clinton. He especially enjoyed selling farms in Henry County and the surrounding counties. After he retired from real estate in the early '80s, he started raising cattle again. Always owning a farm or two on which to keep his cattle, he always wanted to be doing some kind of work. He did not like to be idle. Louis was a member of the Missouri Realtors Association and the Republican Party. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Nazarene in Clinton on Thursday, February 7. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ECKHARDT, Louis
1841-1923
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Louis Eckhardt was born in Entger, Germany March 23 1841; died Aug 1, 1923 at his home near Finey, of the infirmities of old age, being 82 years, 4 months and 8 days. All that medical aid and loving hands of wife, children, kind friends and neighbors could do was done to relieve suffering and make his last days on earth as easy as possible. In 1867, at the age of 26 years he came to America. He landed at New York and came on across the country to St Louis in 1871. He was married to Miss Louise Gousman (Gausmann). To this union six children were born. Two have preceded him to the better world and the living are: Henry Eckhardt, Mrs. J. D. French, William Eckhardt and Theodore Eckhardt. He also leaves to morn his loss a a wife, three grandchildren and a host of friends. In his youth he united with the Lutheran church and after coming to America, he united with the reform church of which he was a member until his death. When he was married he came to Henry County to make his home, living near Quarles and Lewis Station, six or eight years, then he bought and moved to his late home near Finey, having lived there over 40 years. He was a loving companion, a kind father, and a good friend and neighbor. He was a conscientious, honest, industrious man whom to know was to respect. Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Zion church after which he was tenderly laid to rest beside his little daugher (Emma) in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

ECKHARDT, Louisea GAUSMANN
1849-1929
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Louisea Gousman (Gausmann) was born in Entger Germany, in 1849; died January 31, 1929. Had she lived until May, she would have been 80 years old. She was converted and became a member of the German Reform Church, of which she remained a member until her death. She came with her parents to America, at the age of 16 coming on an old sailing vessel, being on the way eleven weeks. She came by New Orleans and up the Mississippi river, and made her home in Illinois. She was married to Louis Eckhardt in 1871. To this union were born six children, two of whom died in infancy. The living children are: Henry Eckhardt, Almira French, William Eckhardt and Theodore Eckhardt. Will lived at home with his mother, the rest of the children are living near. She had four grandchildren. When they were married, they came to Henry County MO, to make their home, living four years near Quarles. They then lived on the old Drake place near Drake's Chapel eight years, then moved to the home near Finey where she died, having lived there 46 years. She died suddenly of heart trouble having eaten a hearty supper and gone to bed. About midnight she called Will, saying she was suffering. He at once called the other children, but before any of them could get there mother was gone. Her suffering lasted for only about one-half hour. Her husband preceded her to the better world five years ago. The funeral service was conducted at the Mt. Zion Methodist church. Burial by the side of her husband in the cemetery nearby.

ECKHARDT, Willard Rick
1962-2011
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Willard Rick Eckhardt, age 48, of Independence, Missouri (formerly of Clinton, Missouri) passed Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at St. Luke's South Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas. Memorial services will be Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be at the Englewood Cemetery. Rick was born in Clinton, Missouri, the son of Willard W. and Clara Adelia (Leabo) Eckhardt. He was a self employed truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard W. Eckhardt and Dea Leabo Eckhardt. He is survived by one sister Dea Elaine Eckhardt Kuether and husband Keith of Sugar Creek, Missouri, one aunt, Lena Eckhardt Faigle of Keokuk, IA, two cousins, Pearl Eckhardt Combs and husband Kent of Clinton and Ted Faigle of Boston, MA and numerous other relatives and friends.

ECKHARDT, Willard W.
1920-2007
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2007 - Willard W. Eckhardt was born January 19, 1920, in Henry County and he died at Beverly Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, on April 9, 2007, at the age of 87 years. Willard was a farmer most of his life, taking time out to serve in the Armed Forces with the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his brother. Willard is survived by one son Willard Rick Eckhardt of Independence; one daughter Elaine Kuether and husband Keith, Sugar Creek, and one sister Lena Faigel of Keokuk, Iowa. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, April 13. Interment was In Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ECKHOFF, Anita Sue CLINE
1947-2002
St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Boeschenville, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 2 2002 - Anita Sue Eckhoff, 55, Clinton, died Friday, August 23, 2002, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Clinton. She was born July 15, 1947, at Clinton, the daughter of Seigle and Bernice (Croley) Cline. On May 13, 1977, in Stover, she married Herman F. Eckhoff, who died June 17, 1993. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Stover. She was a nurse's aid, formerly working at Wetzel Clinic in Clinton and Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She moved to Clinton in August 1993. She is survived by her stepbrother, Carl Barnhart of Clinton; two nephews, Marty Pope of Independence and Thomas Pope of Largo, Florida. She was preceded in death by her father, Seigle Cline; her mother and stepfather, Bernice and Tilden Barnhart; one sister, Carolyn Karnes; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Eckhoff and Esther Eckhoff, and one brother in infancy. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 27, at the Christ Lutheran Church, Stover. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery at Boeschenville, Cole Camp.

ECKHOFF, Junior L.
1932-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 7 2008 - Junior L. Eckhoff, 76, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, July 2, 2008, at his home. He was born March 14, 1932, in Cole Camp, the son of Herbert Peter Eckhoff and Bertha Edith (Lawson) Eckhoff. On April 19, 1973, in Windsor, he married Juanita Louise Johnston, who survives of the home. Mr. Eckhoff worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for 35 years and at Unitog Manufacturing, Warrensburg, for four years before his retirement. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, and had attended the Assembly of God Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jimmy Eckhoff, Warrensburg, and Dale Eckhoff, Windsor; two daughters, Linda Craig, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Angela Eckhoff, Windsor, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Genevieve Ramiraz. Funeral services were Saturday, July 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ECKHOFF, Mabel Marie
1917-2002
St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Boeschenville, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 26 2002 - Mabel Marie Eckhoff, 84, Clinton, formerly of Cole Camp, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She was born September 27, 1917, east of Cole Camp, a daughter of Jacob George and Marie Katherine (Schappler) Eckhoff. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Stover, where she belonged to the Ruth Circle. She was a farmer. She was also a member of the Willing Workers of Cole Camp. She moved to Clinton in August 1993. She is survived by sister-in-law, Anita Eckhoff, Clinton, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Esther Eckhoff, and one brother, Herman F. Eckhoff. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 27, at Christ Lutheran Church, Stover. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery at Boeschenville, near Stover.

ECKHOFF, Olie
1908-1991
Cole Camp Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Olie Eckhoff, 83, Cole Camp, died Thursday, morning, November 7, 1991 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born April 14, 1908 near Lincoln, son of Louis and Lulu Jaekel Eckhoff. On October 4, 1936 he married Rosalie Eckhoff, who died January 28, 1983. Mr. Eckhoff was a machinist and worked in Kansas City from 1939 to 1975. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp. Survivors include a brother, Ervin Eckhoff, Cole Camp. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 9, at the church. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, under direction of Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.

EDDINGTON, Georgia "Melva" HEDGER
1926-2003
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 9 2003 - Georgia "Melva" Hedger Eddington, 77, died Sunday, September 7, 2003, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born August 21, 1926, in Bates County, the daughter of John E. and Rannie Butler Hedger. She married Richard Eddington March 7, 1947. She volunteered for the VFW in which she received her 30 years of service pin. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Raymond Hedger and Johnnie George Hedger, and her sisters, Judith Food, Lucille Stover, Frances Miller and Fern Carlson. She is survived by her husband, Richard Eddington, Deepwater; her sister, Maxine Miles, Belton, and nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 10 at the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

EDGAR, Lila Lou ARNOLD
1933-2014
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 30 2014 - Lila L. Edgar, 81, Independence, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Carmel Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Independence. Graveside services and inurnment will be scheduled at a later date. Lila was born March 5, 1933, in Union Star, the daughter of Leray and Helen (Smith) Arnold. She was a homemaker. Among survivors is her daughter, Sheila Thorpe of Independence.

EDGETT, Constance "Connie"
1919-2004
Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 8 2004 - Constance "Connie" Edgett, 85, born May 16, 1919 in Opportunity, Washington, died November 30, 2004, in Cheney, Washington. She is survived by four sons, Fredrick Eugene and Edith Edgett of San Pedro, California, H. Byron and Judy Edgett of Medical Lake, Washington, Michael X. and Roberta Edgett of Clinton, Paul J. Edgett of Cave Creek, Arizona; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Connie was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Harold B. Edgett Sr. in October 2002. Connie was a lifetime resident of the Spokane area and a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cheney, where she served as a Eucharistic minister and choir member. She was a member of the Tillicum Club, St. Rose of Lima Guild and the Bell Canto Choir. Connie was a proud Eastern Washington University alumna. She was proud of her singing ability and active in the Cheney Chamber of Commerce. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, December 6, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Cheney. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane.

EDGETT, Harold B. Sr.
1907-2002
Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 12 2002 - Harold B. Edgett, Sr., 95, Cheney, Washington, died October 31, 2002. Rosary was held November 4 at the Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home, Spokane, Washington. Funeral mass was held November 5 at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Cheney, Washington. Burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, Washington. Mr. Edgett, who was born in Sanborn, North Dakota, was a 46-year resident of Cheney. He graduated from high school in Sprague, Washington. He and his brother, Ted Edgett, owned and operated Edgett Brothers Hardware in Cheney for many years. He had served in the Army National Guard. Mr. Edgett was a charter member of the Hoff and Horn Club and the Spokane Walleye Club. He also was a member of the Cheney Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Constance; four sons, Fred Edgett of San Pedro, California, Byron Edgett of Medical Lake, Washington, Mike Edgett of Clinton and Paul Edgett of Cave Creek, Arizona; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

EDIE, John A.
n/a-1885
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO, Nov 21 1885 - Died, on Monday night, John A. Edie, of consumption; was buried in Englewood on Tuesday by the Knights.

EDMONDSON, Archie Eldon
1900-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eldon Edmondson, 92, Windsor, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1993 at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born May 18, 1900 in Enid, Ok., the son of Charles Edmondson and Rebecca Sidwell Edmondson. On September 22, 1923, in Clinton, he married Woodie Cecil Smith, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mr. Edmondson, with his wife, owned and operated the Windsor Greenhouse for over 50 years, before his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Roy R. Edmondson, Algonquin, Ill.; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; one sister, Alma Harmony, Kansas City. Services were Tuesday at Hadley Funeral Home.

EDMONDSON, Beulah Jane
1909-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - B. Jane Edmondson, 86, Kansas City, formerly of Windsor, died Thursday afternoon, May 30, 1996, at the Blue River Care Center, Kansas City. She was born July 5, 1909, in Windsor, the daughter of Richard Madison Edmondson and Julie Ann (Hunt) Edmondson. She worked at a card and gift shop at the Union Station in Kansas City for 10 years, retiring when she was 62 years old. She was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Polly Gardner, Lee's Summit, and Loretta Edmondson, Pleasant Hill. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services were Monday, June 3, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EDMONDSON, Daryl E.
1956-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 22 2001 - Daryl E. Edmondson, 45, Creighton, formerly of Kansas City, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, October 20, 2001, at his home in Creighton due to a yard tractor accident. He was born July 24, 1956, in Kansas City the son of Donald Eugene Edmondson and Phyllis Maxine (Pickett) Williams. On June 29, 1984, in Kansas City he married Sophia Renee Bish, who survives of the home. He worked for Andy Kline Pontiac, Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas, for 13 years as a dispatcher and shop foreman. He is survived by twin daughters, Anna Catherine Edmondson and Anita Marie Edmondson, both of the home; his mother, Phyllis Williams, Kansas City; two sisters, Sandra L. Merinksy, Pleasant Hill, and Vivian R. Edmondson, Lee's Summit, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Eugene Edmondson in 1977. Cremation. Memorial services will be Wednesday, October 24, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

EDMONDSON, Laura O.
1853-1929
Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Times, Kansas City MO - Laura Edmondson passed away at her home, 2793 E. 23rd St., late Tuesday morning, at 10:30 and funeral services were held from the Newcomer's Chapel Thursday and burial was made in the Mount Washington cemetery. She is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary M. Hahn of 1612 E. 37th St.; Mrs. Deufree Edmondson, and Miss Betty Edmondson both of 2703 E. 23rd St.; 4 nephews, Edward S., Roy H. and J. D. Hahn all of 1612 E. 37th. Miss Edmondson is well known by old timers of Calhoun, who will be greived to learn of her death.

EDMONDSON, Loretta WALKER
1918-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 23 1999 - Loretta Edmondson, 80, Pleasant Hill, formerly of Windsor, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at the Independence Regional Hospital in Independence. She was born December 3, 1918, in Passaic, the daughter of Rev. Clarence Walker and Izota B. (Sims) Walker. On November 6, 1941, in Sedalia, she married R. Clifford Edmondson, who preceded her in death on April 25 1969. She was a telephone operator in Windsor, Pleasant Hill and Harrisonville for United Telephone Company for many years, retiring in 1983. she was a member of the First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill. Survivors include two sons, Richard W. Edmondson, Harrisonville, and Philip Edmondson, Independence; a sister, Ruth Dundas, Dighton, Kansas, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving aunt, Mildred Sims. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 24, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EDMONDSON, Roy Ross
1934-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roy R. Edmondson, 63, Windsor, died Wednesday afternoon, October 22, 1997, at his home. Mr. Edmondson was born in Kansas City on January 3, 1934, the son of Archie Eldon and Woodie Cecil (Smith) Edmondson. He was employed as a quality control senior manager for Kenmode Tool and Engineering, Inc. in Algonquin, Illinois, for over 25 years. He was a graduate of Windsor High School. Growing up and during his high school years, he helped his parents at the Windsor Greenhouse. He also worked at the International Shoe Factory, Windsor. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Woodie Edmondson of Windsor; one daughter, Debbie Neal of Rockville, and three grandchildren, John Jr., Tiffany and Latisha. Hundreds of friends also survive. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 25, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

EDMONDSON, Virginia Frances COOK LEWIS SMITH
1945-1997
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Virginia Frances Edmondson, 52, died December 24, 1997, as a result of injuries she sustained during an automobile accident, which occurred in Benton County near Warsaw. Virginia Frances Edmondson was born Virginia Frances Cook in Clinton on May 3, 1945, the third of five children born to Howard and Helen M. Wentworth Cook. She attended St. Patrick's Catholic School in Sedalia for three years and Clinton Public Schools thereafter. She married Daniel Joseph Lewis on May 31, 1962. To this union four children were born: Daniel Francis, Rebecca Lynne, David Howard and Melissa Dawn. She accepted Christ and made her public profession of faith during a tent revival, which was held in 1964. The present site being that of the Bible Baptist Church, Clinton. She was baptized at the First Baptist Church in LaMonte in 1972. On April 30, 1977, she married Lowell D. Smith and to this union one child was born, Lowell Douglas Smith II. In 1983 she was married to Gene Edmondson. Virginia had recently moved back to Clinton after living several years in and around the Kansas City area. She enjoyed spending time with family and keeping track of her children and grandchildren of whom she was very proud. She also loved to sing and collect dolls. She had worked as a police dispatcher, Secretary/receptionist, and a pet groomer. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles "Sonny" Cook. She is survived by three sons, Danny and David Lewis of Garden City and Doug Smith of Overland Park, Kansas; two daughters, Rebecca Green of Star City, Arkansas, and Melissa Rogers of Dumas, Arkansas, and eight grandchildren. Three sisters also survive, Gloria Johnson of Clinton, Ethel Snider of Tightwad and Angelia Byrum of Tightwad. Funeral services were held December 28.

EDMONDSON, William Edwin
1817-1893
Goff Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - W. E. Edmondson, the subject of this sketch, who died last Saturday morning, March 18th, 1893, at four o'clock, was one of the pioneer settlers of Calhoun as the following data shows: Mr. Edmondson was born in Lulenberg (sp: Lunenburg) county, Virginia, January 22nd 1817, and come from there to Benton county, Missouri, in 1840. In 1841 he came to Calhoun and accepted a position in a general merchandise store where he stayed a year or two when he returned to Benton county. In 1845 he was married to Miss Fannie Dupree. Eight children, three boys and five girls were born to this union, four of whom survive him. After his marriage he came back to Calhoun and located and engaged in business again and has been an honored citizen of the town ever since. Funeral at the residence Sunday afternoon after which the remains were followed by a large number of friends to Goff Cemetery where his wife and children are buried.

EDMONDSON, Woodie Cecil SMITH
1904-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 1999 - Woodie C. Edmondson, 94, Windsor, died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, at the Truman Lake Healthcare and Rehabilitation Nursing Home in Windsor. She was born July 6, 1904. On September 22, 1923, in Clinton, she married Archie Eldon Edmondson, who preceded her in death on February 27, 1993. Mrs. Edmondson was the co-owner and operator with her husband of the Windsor Greenhouse for 50 years. She was also a member of the Windsor First Baptist Church. Survivors include a granddaughter, Debbie Neale, Rockville; a great-grandson and two great-granddaughters. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, February 12 at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EDMONSON, Frank William
1914-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 25 2005 - Frank William Edmonson, 90, Dearborn, formerly of Clinton, died Friday, January 21, 2005, at his home. He was born in Coal November 29, 1914, the son of Jobe and Lena Eberting Edmonson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 26, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home at Sickman-Dunning Chapel with burial at Clinton Memory Gardens. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother killed in action in World War II, and one sister. Survivors are sons, Michael Edmonson and George Edmonson; one niece, two nephews and several cousins.

EDMONSON, Ioma Jane EVANS
1926-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 15 2002 - Ioma Jane Edmonson, Joplin, 75, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2002, at her home following an illness. Ioma was born on April 3, 1926, in Windsor, the daughter of George William and Dollie May Evans. She grew up in Henry County, attending Washington Elementary School, graduating from Clinton High School in 1944. While attending school she worked in department stores. Later she worked as a machine operator in the production of sewing items. She loved music and always had a gift for sewing and the making of crafts. She moved to Joplin in 1989 to be near her son and grandchildren. Her son was her joy, pleasure and meaning in life. She was devoted to raising him. She is survived by one son, Michael F. Edmonson, Joplin; three grandchildren, Michael E. Edmonson, Springfield, April Edmonson, Joplin, and Josh Edmonson, Joplin; three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Jenny King and Geraldine McMillian, both of Clinton. Memorial services were Monday, February 9, at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

EDMONSON, Wilbur Payton
1890-1940
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Wilbur Edmonson, son of Mrs. H. H. Edmonson of North Main Street, suffered the last of three strokes, Friday, death shrouding him with immortality at 6:00 p. m. May 24, 1940. Mr. Edmonson, whose health failed eight years ago due to high blood pressure, had since lived quietly, seeking skilled medical aid in vain for the malady that relentlessly sapped his vitality. Wilbur Peyton Edmonson was born October 23, 1890, at Garden City, Mo., the only son of the late H. H. Edmonson and his wife, Drue McCool Edmonson, who with their only daughter, Miss Ruth Edmonson, survive. When a child in the fifth grade he came with his parents to Clinton. He was a graduate of the Clinton High School, Where he was active and popular, being president of his senior class. He attended the University of Missouri two years, and was a member of the Glee Club there, having a naturally fine voice. Mr. Edmonson was much interested in banking and country banks became his life work. His first experience in finance was gained as bookkeeper under J. C. Wyatt at the old People's National Bank of Clinton. There he was employed until his father, experienced railroader, joined him in banking interest and together they organized the bank of East Lynn. Three years later the state banking department called Wilbur to Sibley, Mo., to liquidate a defunct bank. When the interests at Sibley were closed the Messrs. Edmonson organized the Farmers Bank at Urich where their interests were centered until the younger Mr. Edmonson accepted a position with Pioneer Trust & Savings Company of Kansas City to adjust Texas and Colorado cattle loans. This position entailed much traveling, which widened his contacts and increased his reputation among bankers as a man of business accuracy and acumen. The organization of the Bank of Metz next claimed his attention, and soon after he bought a controlling interest in the bank at Buffalo, Mo., where he made his home several years. Lastly he became associated with Gibson & Son at Little Rock, Ark., to handle land loans for these Vermont bankers. He remained in Arkansas until he suffered physical collapse, which he was never able to combat. A member of the Christian Church, converted under the late Rev. Fred E. Loos of Liberty, in the old frame church that for many years stood at the corner of Third and Green streets, he gave devoted and constant care to his beloved mother and sister, Ruth, who are his only survivors. Modesty was a keynote of his character. Sensitive and quiet, his friends were none the less many and throughout his own and adjoining states he won friends. According to his avowed wish, he lay near his mother, at their home until the funeral services Monday. The body was then carried to Englewood for its long sleep.

EDMONSTON, Annie A. ELLISTON
1846-1931
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1931 - Prominent Lady Passes - Mrs. Annie A. Edmonston At Rest - Lived In Clinton 60 Years - After a long period of declining health, Mrs. Annie A. Edmonston, widow of that pioneer Clinton merchant, Wm. C. Edmonston, died at her home on South Main street, Friday afternoon. Annie A. Elliston was born near Alton, Kentucky, March 17, 1846. Mrs. Edmonston came of pioneer Virginia and Kentucky stock. Her father, Jeptha D. Elliston emigrated to Kentucky at an early day, and her mother was born in the old fort town of Harodsburg. In 1857 in company with several neighboring families and their slaves, the Elliston family came to Missouri. They settled in Bates county and bought a large tract of land near the Kansas border. Only a few years were they to enjoy the new home where game was so abundant and the soil so fertile, for in the sad days of border warfare the family was driven as refugees to this county. Here they took up their abode on the Moore farm northwest of Clinton in 1861. Mrs. Edmonston's mother died on Christmas eve of that year and entrusted her family of young children to the care of a good black woman, who ever proved faithful to the trust. In August 1871, Annie A. Elliston was married to Wm. C. Edmonston, who was the bookkeeper in the first bank in Clinton, that of Salmon and Stone. Her home was ever after in Clinton, and at her death, she was probably the oldest resident of this city in point of continuous residence. At the age of fifteen she united with the Presbyterian church and when she came to Clinton transferred her membership to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Clinton, which had just been organized. She ever remained strongly faithful to that church, and never changed her allegiance from it. Her education was begun in the rural schools of her native state, and after she came to Missouri, she attended schools of the same type in Missouri until interrupted by the breaking out of the war. She was always a great reader, caring little for fiction, but enjoying biography, travels, and stories of achievement. The loss of her promising son, Leslie, at the age of twenty years, and her beloved husband in 1899 seemed almost more than this little woman, who was always frail, could bear and a long period of invalidism followed. Though frail of body, her mind was strong and active. Behind her gentle smile was a force of character, a strength of purpose, and a sense of justice that never faltered. Her home was ever open to her friends and her greatest pleasures were the visits of those she loved. She was generous, forgiving, kindly, and the patience with which she endured her many afflictions was the wonder of all who knew her. She was an expert needlewoman, a fine cook, and her house was always immaculate. She died as she had lived - serenely, calmly, and with a faith that was beautiful in its steadfastness. She admonished her loved ones to be good to one another and begged that they would not grieve for she was weary and longed to rest. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Mary E., principal of Washington school, and Miss Kate, one of the owners of the Fashion Boot Shop on the west side of the square. The funeral service was conducted at the family residence Sunday afternoon.

EDMONSTON, Eugene Leslie
1872-1892
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 11 1892 - Monday evening after an illness of only a few days, Eugene Leslie Edmonston, departed this life, aged 20, with inflammation of the bowels. Thus it is when feeling most secure, we are suddenly reminded of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. In 1888, he graduated from the Franklin school, being only 15 years old and the youngest in the class. In July of that year, he commenced working for James T. McKee and remained with him until October 1890, when he accepted a position with Henry Hunter in the grain business, where he remained for a year. In March, 1892, he entered the store of Huey & Son, as cashier, remaining there until his death. Every position was filled with perfect satisfaction to his employers and he was regarded as "a model boy." How beautiful with his Christian life, blending all that was pure and elevating of earth with the highest thoughts of heaven. Funeral at the C. P. church and burial in Englewood.

EDMONSTON, William Clay
1839-1899
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - One more happy home has been made desolate by the grim monster death entering it and taking for its victim a kind and loving husband, father and an honored and respected citizen - W. C. Edmonston. He has been a sufferer with dropsy for about ten months and bore his intense sufferings with much fortitude until Thursday morning, when death released him. Born in McDonough County, Illinois August 11, 1839. His father, Wm. Edmonston, was a North Carolinian by birth and was an early settler of Illinois, having gone to that state from Indiana. Mother of our subject, Elizabeth Royce, was born in Indiana and was there reared and married. Wm. Edmonston was a member of the Illinois Legislature from McDonough County from 1830 to 1840. He died in Cooper County, MO. October 18, 1871 and his widow died February 22, 1876. In 1856, Wm. C., with his parents, emigrated to Reynolds County, Mo. where he remained until 1853, then moving to Bates County. He lived on a farm there until 1861 and then enlisted in Company D of Col. Peyton's Regiment, Missouri Calvary, and served till paroled at Shreveport, La. June 7, 1865. Returning to Missouri, he settled in Clinton and was engaged in the mercantile business as a clerk for two years. He located at Warrensburg for six months, then again came to Clinton and for the following six months, was bookkeeper in Salmon & Salmon's Bank. After this time, he gave his attention to farming until 1872, when he embarked on the stock and grain trade in Clinton. In this, he was interested until elected circuit clerk in 1875, which office he filled most acceptably till 1879 and then he was elected county assessor. He was united in marriage August 17, 1871 to Miss Anna A. Elliston, a Kentuckian by birth. They had three children - Eugene L., who died in this city some years ago and will be remembered by many Clinton people as an honest and upright young man; Mary and Kate, who with his fond and loving widow, survive. Funeral was at the family residence on South Main, after which a host of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the remains to Englewood.

EDMUNDS, Brady Carl
1967-2005
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 29 2005 - Brady Carl Edmunds, 38, Lowry City, was born December 4, 1967, to Billy Carl and Shirley Jean (Perry) Edmunds, and died December 18, 2005, at his home. Brady worked hard, loved his kids and endured lots of sorrow in his all too short life. He was a truck driver for many years. Brady was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather John Perry and his paternal grandmother Gladys Dowell. Brady is survived by his three children, Katy 17, Cord 15, and Carlie 10, all of the home; his parents, Billy and Shirley; two brothers, Lance and John; his sister Melody; half-sister Kelly; numerous cousins and wife April. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 21, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Kidd's Chapel Cemetery, Lowry City.

EDMUNDS, Tanner Lane
2006-2006
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 22 2006 - Tanner Lane Edmunds, infant son of Lance Edward Edmunds and Sarah Renae Hudson, was born June 3, 2006, at Overland Park Regional Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas, and died six hours later at the hospital. Tanner is also survived by his maternal grandmother Diane Holt, Deepwater, and his paternal grandparents Billy and Shirley Edmunds of Lowry City. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, June 7, with burial in Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Lowry City.

EDWARDS, Benjamin Barber Jr.
1860-1934
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Benjamin Reuben(sic) Edwards died at his home one-fourth mile east of Mt. Zion Wednesday, October 17. He was born September 13, 1860, in Cole Camp in Benton County. March 27, 1881 he was married to Miss Mattie Rebecca Cox. To this union 12 children were born, four of whom preceded him in death. Those survivng are Arthur and Lonnie; Mrs. Bessie Dannenbrock of Missoula, Mont.; Mrs. Truman Collins, Hamilton, Mont.; Mrs. Catherine Gloudeman, Forsythe, Mont.; Mrs. Alta Rano, Rapid City, S.D.; Mrs. Iva Tuter, Clinton; Mrs. Grace Tuter, Deepwater. Mrs. Edwards died May 31 1916. December 28, 1931, Mr. Edwards was united in marriage to Lillie Parker who also survives with 23 grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. The greater part of his life was spent near Mt. Zion. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church and burial in the cemetery nearby.

EDWARDS, Billie R.
1932-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 30 2005 - Billie R. Edwards, 73, a retired project engineer for Rival Manufacturing, died Thursday, August 25, 2005, at Ocala, Florida. A native of Illinois, he moved to Ocala from Missouri in 2000. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a United States Army veteran. Survivors include his wife Wilda Edwards, Ocala, Florida; daughter Janice Barnes, Webster Groves; brother Jim Edwards, Westland, Michigan; stepson Mike Talley, Missouri; stepdaughter Dr. Patricia Borthwick, Naples, and six grandchildren. Florida Cremation Society, Ocala, was in charge of arrangements.

EDWARDS, David C. Sr. Judge
1839-1904
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 24 1904 - Judge D. C. Edwards, who had been a resident of our county only about one year, died Saturday night, about 12, from Bright's disease. Born in Bates County Dec. 18, 1838, near Altona; married Miss Bethira Sharp in 1865. He was in the confederate army during the entire war, was a fine man and highly respected; was judge in the Bates County Court for 16 years. Burial in Englewood. He leaves his wife and the following children: Miss Sarah J. Edwards, California; B. B. Edwards, Jr., Mrs. Harriet B. Cantrell, east of Clinton; Mrs. Beatrice Wilson, California.

EDWARDS, Edwin Francis "Eddie"
1932-2008
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 13 2008 - Edwin Francis "Eddie" Edwards, age 76, Blairstown, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2008, at home. He was born June 6, 1932 in Fairmount, Missouri the son of Ed E. and Pansey Venus (Johnson) Edwards. He attended Stormy Point School in Raytown, Missouri and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. On July 20, 1960 he married Margaret Katherine Hoover in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Edwards was a dockworker for Yellow Freight Company in Kansas City for 25 years and retired in 1994. He had lived in Holden, Missouri for 27 years before moving to the Norris and Blairstown community in 1990. He leaves his wife, Margaret Edwards, of the home; four sons, Andy Edwards, Warrensburg, MO, Gene Edwards, Chilhowee, MO, Gary Edwards, Holden, MO, a nd Chris Edwards, Holden, MO; one daughter, Pam Packham, Blairstown, MO; two brothers, Richard Edwards, Kingsville, MO, and Robert Edwards, Garden City, MO; two sisters, Charlotte Meads, Warrensburg, MO and Cora West, Grandview, MO; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One brother, Walter Edwards, and two grandchildren, Chance and Lacy Edwards, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at Ben Cast & Son - Wood Funeral Home, Holden, MO.

EDWARDS, Elizabeth A. TAYLOR
1938-2014
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Elizabeth A. Edwards, age 76 of Clinton, MO, died at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO on Monday, August 25, 2014. Liz was born March 27, 1938 to Elisha Taylor and Gladys (Kelsay) Taylor of Barnett, MO. She married Glenn Edwards on November 29, 1958 in Barnett, MO. Liz worked in the clerical field for a school, a real estate firm and other businesses. She was a member of the Eagles Club of Clinton and enjoyed shopping for produce and fishing. Liz's greatest love was her family, Glenna (Jeff), Alan (Meg) and especially her grandchildren. Survivors include her daughter, Glenna (Jeff) Smith of Clinton, MO; a son, Alan (Meg) Edwards of Clinton, MO; four grandchildren, Patrick and Christopher Smith of New York, NY and Kate and Scott Edwards of Clinton, MO; four sisters, Evelyn Bellamy, Sue Enloe, Arlene Jones and Darlene Stover; and a host of nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, three brothers, Tom, Herb and Dr. Myron Taylor and a sister, Erma Rains. A funeral service will be conducted at Consalus Funeral Home on Friday, August 29, 2014. An interment will follow at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

EDWARDS, Eva Delores TEMPLER LAWRENCE
1920-2014
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Eva Delores Edwards, age 94 years, of Clinton, passed away Monday June 16, 2014 at her home. Services will be held Friday June 20, 2014 at the Clinton Christian Church. Graveside services will be Friday at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. Eva was born Febuary 22, 1920 in St. Joseph, MO to Joseph Templer and Lillian Doersam. She was a graduate of Manual High School in Kansas City Missouri in 1937. She was employed by South Western Bell for 27 years. Eva was an active member of the Clinton Christian Church, Clinton Welcome Wagon, Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary, a lifetime Member of the Pioneers (AT&T) and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Eva was a beloved wife to Joseph B. Lawrence and Kenneth L. Edwards; she was a stepsister to Ruth Stolp, and Eva's fiance, Robert Scrom, all deceased. Eva is survived by two step daughters, Wally (Tim) Grosz, Belleville, IL and Kathy Oskison, Blue Springs, MO; 3 grandchildren, Cody Grosz, Lebanon IL, Kyle Grosz, San Antonio TX, and Justin Oskison, Coffeeville KN; 2 great-grandchildren, Parker and Ryley Grosz, San Antonio TX; 2 first cousins, Annie Cleveland, K.C.M.O, and Paul Jamison, Excelsior Springs, MO and a multitude of cousins and close friends whom she loved dearly.

EDWARDS, Fern A. MAROLF
1913-1993
Nortonville Cemetery, Nortonville, Jefferson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Fern A. Edwards, 79, Raytown, died Saturday, January 9, 1993, at her daughter-in-law's home in Valley Falls, Kansas. Graveside services were Monday at the Nortonville, Kansas, Cemetery. Mrs. Edwards was born in Deepwater and has lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She was a supervisor in the alterations department at the Jones Store Co., Kansas City, from 1960 until she retired in 1978. She was a member of the Raytown Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Her husband, Marvin W. Edwards, died in 1990. Survivors include a son, Gary D. Edwards, Lake Lotawana in Jackson County; a brother, Howard Marolf, and three sisters, Mildred Ferro and Mary Stone, all of Clinton, and Dorothy Costley, Lee's Summit; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

EDWARDS, Ida A. MARTIN
1903-1998
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 13 1998 - Ida A. Edwards, 94, Windsor, died early Friday morning, April 10, 1998, at Fern's Care Center, Windsor. Mrs. Edwards was born September 23, 1903, in Benton County, the daughter of Oliver Mastin Martin and Minnie Elizabeth (Cartright) Martin. On August 16, 1942, in Windsor, she married William Thomas (Bill) Edwards who preceded her in death on May 26, 1982. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include a niece, Eula Miller, Green Ridge, and cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were Monday, April 13, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EDWARDS, Jessie Agnes DODY
1895-1997
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jessie Agnes Edwards, 101, Springfield, died March 5, 1997, in Chester County Nursing Home, Henderson, Tennessee. She was born October 22, 1895, and was reared in the Brownington area, the daughter of the late Charles A. and Eliza Jane Blackburn Dody. She attended school in the Brownington area. She was married May 28, 1919, to Darsie Everett Edwards. They made their home in the Nevada-Carthage and Springfield areas of Missouri, where Mr. Edwards farmed. He died in 1989. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Springfield and was a loyal member of the Church of Christ, the Kansas Expressway and North National churches in Springfield. She is survived by four sons, John L. Edwards, Sun City West, Arizona, Glenn C. Edwards, Nixa, Homer L. Edwards, San Gabriel, California, and Earl D. Edwards, Henderson, Tennessee; four daughters, Clara M. Sass, Nevada, Mo., Helen L. Weger, Colbert, Oklahoma, Martha D. Moser, Belle Vista, Arkansas, and Mary B. Barton, Henderson, Tennessee; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Emma Boyd; four brothers, Chris, Arthur, William and Earl Dody. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8, at the Greenlawn Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Nephews and nieces attending the service from this and other areas were Mr. and Mrs. (Ben) Earl Dody, Jr., Mrs. Ivonne Huey, Mrs. Mary Boyd of Clinton, Becky Boyd of Lebanon, Mary Beth Smith and Bethany Waugh of Overland Park, Kansas, Mrs. Donna Cruse of Hermitage, and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Howard and Mrs. Della Maye Fowler of Windsor.

EDWARDS, Julia A. DAVIS
1858-1893
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Nov 9 1893 - Julia Davis Edwards Dead -- Mrs. Julia Edwards, wife of Joseph Edwards, died at the Dallas, Oregon, on Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 1893, after a lingering illness. Deceased's maiden name was Julia Davis, daughter of M. A. C. Davis, who, with her husband and three children, and her father, left Windsor last March for the far West. Tuesday morning, Nov. 7th, her lifeless body arrived in Windsor, for burial. Her bereaved husband and children and father accompanied her remains. The interment took place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, south of Windsor, Tuesday afternoon. Deceased was born Dec. 29, 1858, in Benton county; married April 6, 1881, and leaves 3 children, one girl. She was baptized into the Spring Grove Baptist church in 1873. Her age was 34 years, 10 months and 4 days. John Davis and wife, of Pilot Grove, George Davis, from Booneville, C. A. Davis, and sister Laura, from Knob Noster, were here in attendance upon the funeral services. Deceased is also a sister to our esteemed fellow townsman, H. T. Davis. Mr. Davis will remain here.

EDWARDS, Laura D. ACOCK
1871-1943
Rogers Cemetery, Rogers, Benton Co, AR
Rogers Arkansas Daily News, Friday, April 9, 1943 - Mrs. Laura Decker Edwards, 72 years old, died Friday morning at 9:25 o'clock after a long illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Hughes, 515 North Third street. Mrs. Edwards came to Rogers in 1893. She was the wife of the late W.L. Edwards, former grocery store owner, who died in November 1930. Survivors beside the daughter Mrs. Hughes, with whom she made her home, are a son Howard Edwards, of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, Mary Jean and Billy Thomas Hughes of Rogers, Miss Laura Edwards and Mrs. Reeves Williams Jr. both of Tulsa, and a brother, Dick Acock, of Lincoln, Mo. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Callison funeral home. Burial will be in the Rogers cemetery.

EDWARDS, Michael
1856-1939
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 2 1939 - Michael Edwards, hardware and grocery merchant of Calhoun died at his home Tuesday, January 31, at 3:00 p.m. following a 10 day illness. Michael Edwards was born in West Brighton, Monroe County, New York, August 23, 1856, the son of Patrick and Ellen (Dowling) Edwards, natives of County Clare, Ireland - who came to America as young people and were naturalized. When 11 years of age he came with his parents to Franklin County, Missouri, and in 1870 they moved to Henry County, where his father was section foreman for the M. K. and T. Railroad at Lewis Station. Following in the footsteps of his sturdy Irish father, Michael also worked on the railroad and for some years did mining. Ambitious, he turned to merchandising and February 1, 1888, he opened a grocery store at Calhoun to which he later added hardware. Mr. Edwards was a natural business man, systematic and methodical, and built up an excellent trade, becoming recognized as one of the town's most enterprising and successful merchants. October 31, 1882, Miss Ella Minish, daughter of outstanding Calhoun pioneers, became his wife and to them six children were born, five of whom, with their beloved mother, survive: Arthur of the home; Thomas and James W. of Calhoun; Mrs. D. L. Green of Taylorville, Ill., and Mrs. W. L. Graham of Columbus, Kans., also one brother, W. P. Edwards, of Springfield, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Minish of St. Louis, and Mrs. Lottie Sorrell of Calhoun; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Edwards was an ardent Catholic and a staunch Democrat, a man of honest dependability in all his business methods, kindhearted and generous as a citizen of his community. To all Enterprises of the town and county he gave freely and was held in high respect by all who knew him. Never saying ill of people, he faced life with a genial charity. The burial service was at the Clinton Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Thursday (today) February 2. Burial in the Calhoun cemetery.

EDWARDS, W. L.
1866-1930
Rogers Cemetery, Rogers, Benton Co, AR
W. L. Edwards at Rest. W.L. Edwards was born near Windsor, Mo., August 6, 1866 and died November 13, 1930 at Rogers, Ark. He was married to Miss Laura Acock January 14, 1894. Two children were born to this union, Howard and Mrs. Paul Hughes. He went to Rogers, Ark., in 1894, and went into the grocery business and had been in the business continuously since. He had been in declining health for a number of years, but the immediate cause of his death was apoplexy. He passed peacefully away shortly before 8 o'clock Thursday morning, November 13, surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters and Guy Anderson, a dear friend, who had so tenderly cared for him during his last illness. Deceased was a high type Christian citizen, putting into his business the Golden Rule, making a personal friend of each customer. He was Rogers' pioneer business man. Even after his health began to fail and he could not do as much as in former years, he went daily to smile a kindly greeting to friends and customers and do everything possible to help his only son, Howard, who operated the store. This son will miss this dear father's advice in the days to come and find he is constantly turning to his chair. But he has left a heritage of a noble life to those who are dear to him. The love of home was always uppermost in his life. He was informed on every question of the day, as he always read papers, magazines and books. He had a lovely flower garden, which he shared with the entire community. Roses were his favorite and he had many rare bushes, that were a joy to his town. Funeral services were from the Central Methodist Church, South. His body was laid to rest in Rogers cemetery surrounded by a large circle of his friends. Besides his wife and two children he leaves four grandchildren, Mary Jean and Billy Thomas Hughes, Laura Mae and Helen Edwards, Three sisters, Mrs. E. D. Gray, of Calhoun; Mrs. E. M. Adams, Red Lodge, Montana and Mrs. W. E. Johnson of Clinton. Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Johnson were at the bedside during the last illness. Others who went from here to attend the funeral were: W. E. Johnson of Clinton, Mrs. R. G. Askins and son, Edwin, Miss Audrey Gray, of Calhoun, and Israel Inglish, of Windsor.

EGBERT, Delmer Jr.
1920-2006
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia MO, Nov 30 2006 - Delmer Egbert Jr., 86, of Warrensburg, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He was born Aug. 24, 1920, in Henry County near Windsor, a son of Delmer Sr. and Josephine Sidwell Egbert. On Oct. 28, 1938, in Windsor, he was married to Wilmalene Pinkston, who died Aug. 19, 1996. Mr. Egbert was a farmer and had worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for many years. He was a veteran of the Army, serving during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He received a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Star and Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with a battle star ribbon. He was a member of the Windsor American Legion Post No. 82 and the Clinton VFW Post No. 1894. Surviving are a son, Michael Dale Egbert, of Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Vicki Lynn Fry, James Delmer Egbert and Brian K. Egbert; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ilene Barnett, of Independence, and Etta Jean Donnell, of Liberty. Graveside services were Wednesday at the Calhoun Cemetery.

EGBERT, Marjorie Evelyn BAILEY
1914-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2006 - Marjorie Evelyn Egbert, 91, Windsor, died Monday, January 2, 2006, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor where she had been living since last February. She was born January 12, 1914, in Henry County, near Leeton, the daughter of William Walter Bailey and Minnie Belle (Robbins) Bailey. On February 26, 1941, in Warrensburg, she married Floyd Orville Egbert. Mrs. Egbert attended school at Hickory Grove near Windsor. She and Floyd farmed near Green Ridge for many years, attending Green Ridge Presbyterian Church where she had been the organist. She taught piano lessons to many ear children and was a 4-H leader. She was a member of Meadow Queen Rebekah Lodge, #528, the auxiliary unit of the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge. She was also a member of Petal Pushers Garden Club of Windsor and Mutual Improvement Club of Green Ridge. Sometime after moving to Windsor, she became a member of Windsor United Methodist Church. In recent years she was the organist at the Brandon United Methodist Church near Windsor. Survivors include a sister Gladys J. Sartin, Windsor; a sister-in-law Mildred L. bailey, Leeton; numerous nephews and nieces and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; three brothers, William W. Bailey II, Brice J. Bailey Sr. and Lyman Lee Bailey. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 4, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak cemetery, Windsor.

EGBERT, Ottie Roland
1902-1991
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ottie R. Egbert, 88, Windsor, died Wednesday, October 2, at his home. He was born at Harrah, Oklahoma on October 4, 1902, son of the late John Truston and Dora Booth Egbert. On November 2, 1929, he married Renetta Schuldt in Kansas City. He was a motel owner and manager for 12 years, retiring in 1966. Mr. Egbert was a member of the United Methodist Church in Windsor and the Independent Order of Foresters. In addition to his wife, he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday October 5, at Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

EGBERT, Renetta G. SCHULDT
1907-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2006 - Renetta G. Egbert, 98, Windsor, died Saturday morning, April 8, 2006, at Fern's Care Center, Windsor. She was born September 10, 1907, in Sumner, Iowa, the daughter of Henry Schuldt and Martha Mary (Schmadeke) Schuldt. On November 26, 1929, in Kansas City, she married Ottie Roland Egbert, who died October 2, 1991. She was baptized at six months of age at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sumner, Iowa, and was confirmed when she was 13-years-old. She graduated from St. John's Mercy Hospital Nurses Training in Waverly, Iowa, in 1928. She worked as a nurse for over 30 years, retiring in 1966. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Vern Schuldt, Alfred Schuldt and Henry Schuldt. Survivors include two sisters, Marie Tessmer, Clairmont, Iowa, and Cecelia Bassler, Waterloo, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 11, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

EGBERT, Wilmalene P. PINKSTON
1921-1996
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wilmalene P. Egbert, 75, Windsor, died early Monday morning, August 19, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born January 2, 1921, near Calhoun, the daughter of Jesse Nearl Pinkston and Bessie Mable (Chambers) Pinkston. On October 28, 1939, in Windsor she married Delmer Egbert, Jr., who survives of the home in Windsor. Mrs. Egbert worked for the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for many years. She was also a beauty operator in Calhoun and Independence. Among her customers in Independence was Mrs. Harry S. Truman. She was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Michael Dale Egbert, Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Vicki Lynn Fry, James Delmer Egbert and Brian Keith Egbert; three great-grandchildren, Amie S. Doll, Diane Rio Amick and James Dallas Egbert; a sister, Beulah Bradley, Windsor; a brother, Garald Dean Egbert, Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 21, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun.

EGGERS, Cecil Laura GOOCH
1905-2003
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2003 - Mrs. Cecil Laura Eggers of Creighton was born February 18, 1905, near Urich, the daughter of William Walton and Martha Alice (Clark) Gooch. She departed this life Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Raymore Health Care, Raymore, at the age of 98 years, one month and 28 days. On July 10, 1929, Cecil was united in marriage to Clarence William Eggers at Clinton. Cecil was a homemaker. She was a member of the Creighton Christian Church and had served on several community organizations. She enjoyed music and doing for others. Her happy moments were spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandson. Cecil was a lifelong area resident. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, on July 22, 1982; one son, Robert Eggers; two brothers, Orville and Eddie; three sisters, Golden Shubert, Leona Gregory and Sophia Waddell. She is survived by one daughter, Rosalie Gibson and husband Roger, Creighton; three grandchildren, David Jenkins and wife Gara, Lois Barton and husband Rick, and Jennifer Gibson; one great-grandson, Jacob Jenkins; other relatives, Roger Dale and Gary Gibson; a cousin, Gladys Gooch; nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 15, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

EHART, Rita Irene CRAIG
1902-1998
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Rita Irene Ehart, 95, Adrian, MO., died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Services were held Aug. 8 at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Mo. Mrs. Ehart was born Dec. 16, 1902 near Foster in the Nyhart community, Bates County, MO., to John B. and Leona (Trainer) Craig. She married Linley Hank Ehart who preceded her in death in July, 1961. She was very active in youth service as a member of the Meyer Boulevard Methodist Church in Kansas City, MO. She worked for Klines Department Store in Kansas City before retiring in 1970 and moving to Adrian. She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Berry and two brothers, Herbert and Thomas Craig. She leaves two sisters-in-law, Hazel Craig, Adrian, and Thelma Craig, Butler; a host of nieces and nephews.

EHLERT, Charles Ray
1946-2007
Mt. Tabor Church Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 20 2007 - Charles Ray Ehlert, 60, Odessa, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at the home in Odessa. He was born December 31, 1946, in Odessa, the son of Lester Elliott Ehlert and Mabel Louise Griffey Ehlert. On September 4, 1965, he married Sandra Delight Ehlert in Independence. She survives of the home. He started his employment with his father in the family garage working on tractors, mostly 8N Fords and Jubilees and lawn mowers. He then went to work for Dyson Ford Motors in Odessa as a part salesman and department manager. For the past 29-plus years he worked for Matt Ford as parts manager. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1964. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Odessa. Survivors in addition to his wife are a son and wife, Ray Dean and Kelly Ehlert, Las Crus, White Sands Missile Base; three grandsons, Drew Allen, Derik Rai and Dallas Ryan; his mother and stepfather, Louise and Glenn Dennis, Odessa: two sisters, Rasalyn J. Ehlert and Donna J. Davis; brother and wife John W. and Dianna Ehlert, all of Odessa. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester E. "Jack" Ehlert. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 21, at First Assembly of God. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Odessa.

EHRHARDT, Charles Rev.
n/a-1885
Clinton MO, Nov 21 1885 - Rev. Chas. Ehrhardt, at one time pastor of the German evangelical Church at this place, died in Florida on the 5th of consumption.

EHRHARDT, Everett "Ace"
1928-2002
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 7 2002 - Everett "Ace" Ehrhardt, 73, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was a member of the Lutheran Church in Clinton. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by a half-brother, O.L. Crane of Springfield; one granddaughter, Melanie Cobb, and one great-grandson, Jason Everett Cobb, both of Clinton; also a good friend, Elsie Ehrhardt of Clinton. There will be a graveside service Monday, August 12, at the Bethlehem Cemetery.

EICHELBERGER, Linwood
1923-2000
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 9 2000 - Linwood Eichelberger, son of Samuel and Ivol Eichelberger, was born June 12, 1923, in Morrill, Kansas, and departed this life February 27, 2000. He spent his youth working for different farmers in the area and graduated from Morrill High School in 1941. He enlisted in the service in 1943 and served in the European area where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He retired from the Bendix Company in 1971. He enjoyed rock hounding and making jewelry from the pretty rock he found. He married Phena (Penny) Wright in 1950, who survives. Also surviving are two sisters, Rose Ann Phillips and Elizabeth Carver, both of Morrill, Kansas; three brothers, Don Eichelberger, Sabetha, Kansas, Arthur Eichelberger and wife, Millie, Longmont, Colorado, and Hawley Eichelberger and wife, Vera, Cedar Ridge, Colorado; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. His parents, two brothers, one sister and two nieces preceded him in death. Cremation.

EIDSON, Audie A.
1903-1991
Longview Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Services were held Tuesday morning, August 6, at the Newcomer's Longview Chapel for Audie A. Eidson, 87, of South Kansas City who died August 3, 1991, at the home. A native of Camden County, he moved to Kansas City in 1938. He was a repairman for the General Tire and Rubber co. for 30 years before he retired in 1968. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Adelene C. Eidson of the home; a brother, Glenn Eidson, Macks Creek, and two sisters, Cleo Webster, Wellington, and Ray Dean Jeffries, Clinton. Burial was in Longview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

EIDSON, Ralph N.
1908-2003
Parrack Grove Cemetery, Macks Creek, Camden Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 31 2003 - Retired Captain Ralph N. Eidson, 95, Jefferson City, died Monday, September 22, 2003, at his home. He was born April 25, 1908, in Camden County, a son of John R. and Paralee Moulder Eidson. He was a graduate of Macks Creek School. On November 23, 1932, he married Grace B. Rice in Climax Springs. She survives of the home. He was elected as sheriff of Camden County from 1932-35 where his wife served as the cook and the jailer. At the time he was the youngest sheriff in the United States. In 1935, he was asked by the Colonel of the Highway Patrol to become a highway patrolman. In 1946, he became one of the Highway Patrol's first pilots for search and rescue and traffic control, as well as the first polygraph operator. In December 1947, he was granted a leave of absence from the Highway Patrol when Governor Phil Donnelly appointed him Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in charge of motor vehicle registration and licenses to set up the staggered license system as used today. In 1949, Governor Forest Smith appointed him warden of the State Penitentiary at Jefferson City. He served in that capacity until December 1955. On February 1, 1956, he returned to the Highway Patrol and was stationed in Troop D, Springfield. Three years later he was transferred to the Patrol's Technical Laboratory at General Headquarters in the capacity of document examiner and polygraph operator for the Highway Patrol. Also during this time he continued to serve as one of the pilots for the Highway Patrol. He was placed in charge of the laboratory in 1961 and served in that position until his retirement May 1, 1968. He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club with the Highway Patrol, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons-Clinton Masonic Lodge #548 in Clinton, Capital City Shriner's MOOLAH Temple-St. Louis Lodge, and past president of the Warden's Association of the USA. He is also survived by on son, John D. Eidson, Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Kelli Walker, Eric Eidson and Kristi Cook, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry W. Eidson, in 1958. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 24, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Parrack Grove Cemetery, Macks Creek.

EIDSON, Richard Henry
1916-2004
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 9 2004 - Richard Henry Eidson, 88, Ballard, died Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born April 19, 1916 to Emmett Monroe and Lela Frances Seaton Eidson in Camden County. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1933. On April 12, 1936 he married Cleo Jordan. In the late 1930s, he and his brother Chic, owned and operated the Eidson Brothers Store in Ballard. He raised cattle, farmed row crops, hauled livestock to the Kansas City and St. Louis stockyards and custom baled for many people. He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, Billie Eidson and wife Charlotte, Ballard, and Danny Eidson and wife Connie, Urich; one sister-in-law Ellen Jane Eidson, Urich; one brother-in-law Don Jordan and wife Violet, Arcola, Florida; seven grandchildren, Ron Eidson and wife Becky, Tim Eidson and wife Cheri, Richie Eidson and wife Tina, Jeremy Eidson, Casey Eidson and wife Jessi, Crystal Eidson and Carrie Eidson; six great-grandchildren, Matthew, Kortney, Jayde, Jagur, Brice and Jordan Kylee; nephews, nieces and other relatives and a special friend Hazel Shelton. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Nona Hoover Eidson; his wife Cleo in December 1998; one brother Chic Eidson, and infant sister Avis Florence. Funeral services were Sunday, November 7, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

EIDSON, Thomas Ray
1934-1998
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thomas Ray "Tom" Eidson, 63, Windsor, died Friday, July 17, 1998, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Mr. Eidson was born August 1, 1934, in Camden County, the son of Roy L. and Ferba F. (Warren) Eidson. He attended schools in Macks Creek and Windsor. He was an automotive technician for many years before retiring in 1993 due to ill health. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor, served as councilman for the City of Windsor for six years and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was a member of the Ararat Shrine, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Kansas City Valley, Windsor Lodge #29 AF&AM, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge #187, Windsor, American Legion Unit #82 and the Disabled American Veterans. On June 17, 1961, in Windsor he was married to Carolyn Christy, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two brothers, Leon and Donald Eidson of Windsor; two sisters, Ada May Seaton, Windsor, and Karen Weno, Independence; eight nieces and nephews; nine great-nieces and nephews and two great-great-nephews, and his maternal grandmother, May Eidson, Camdenton. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a great-great-nephew. Funeral services were Monday, July 20 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ELAM, Daniel Edward
1857-1935
Summerville Cemetery, La Grande, Union Co, OR
Daniel E. Elam, 77, died at his home at 2611 Birch street early Friday evening January 11, 1935. Funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church South Sunday afternoon. Burial will take place in the family plot in the Summerville cemetery. Mr. Elam had been a resident of La Grande, Oregon since 1927 and was a member of the Methodist Church South. He is survived by his widow, Frances A. Webb Elam; four sons, John of Absarkee, Mont.; William and Dennis of La Grande, and Clarence of Warsaw, Mo.; by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Leichliter, of Ustic, Ida.; Mrs. Cora Moore, of Hardin, Mont.; and Mrs. Margaret Fife, of Springport, Mo.; two brothers, John of Agency, Mo., and Lee, of Modesto, Cal., and by four sisters, Mrs. Ellen Webb, of Clinton, Mo.; Mrs. Lydia Carpenter, of Chilhowee, Mo.; Mr. Anna Enyart, of Monta Bello, Cal.; and Naoma Reed, of Brea, Cal., and by 22 grandchildren. (Note: Daniel Edward Elam was born Oct 7 1857 in Mason Co, Illinois to William Thomas and Margaret Rodecker Elam)

ELAM, Frances WEBB
1858-1936
The Observer, La Grande, Oregon, Wednesday, July 29 1936 - Mrs. Frances Elam, 78, passed away at the family home at 2611 Birch this morning after a long illness. She was born in Mason county, Illinois, Feb. 9, 1858 and moved to Henry County, Missouri with her parents when she was about 10 years old. Here she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage in 1878 to Daniel E. Elam, and they moved to Benton county, Missouri, in 1882 where they resided until 1927 when they came to La Grande. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. G. Leichliter of Ustic, Idaho; Mrs. W. B. Moore of Hardin, Montana, and Mrs. L. B. Fife of Appleton City, Missouri; four sons, J. W. of Absarokee, Montana; C. T. of Warsaw, Missouri; D. E. and W. A. Elam of La Grande; a brother S. A. Webb, of Sedalia, Missouri; five sisters, Mrs. Dora Hanna of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Myra Morrison of Lodge Grass, Montana; Mrs. Kate McQuilty of Welch, Oklahoma; Mrs. Eliza Orr of Fort Scott, Kansas, and Mrs. Cora Walthers of Portland, Oregon, and 24 grandchildren. The body rests at the Walker-Bohnankamp Funeral Home and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

ELBERT, Benjamin Franklin
1902-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ben Elbert, 91, Windsor, died Wednesday, May 18, 1994, at his home. He was born November 28, 1902, in Benton County, near Windsor, the son of William F. Elbert and Lou Wetzel Elbert. On October 23, 1951, in Buffalo, Missouri, he married Myrtle Lucille Jackson, who survives of the home. Mr. Elbert was a self-employed carpenter in Windsor, for many years before his retirement. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, near Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Walton "Pete" Elbert, Windsor; two nieces and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 21, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ELBERT, Margaret Alice BOTTS
1909-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 12 2002 - Margaret Alice (Botts) Elbert, 93, Raytown (formerly of Windsor), died Tuesday afternoon, September 10, 2002, at Hidden Lakes Care Center in Raytown. She was born January 11, 1909, in Enid, Oklahoma, the daughter of Walter Minor Botts and Margaret Ann (Sutherland) Botts. On May 18, 1935, in Clinton, she married Walton (Pete) Elbert, who died October 2, 1996. She taught school for seven years in Leeton and Windsor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Windsor. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Margaret and Irvin Bradley, Independence; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Myrtle Elbert, Windsor. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be Friday, September 13, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ELBERT, Myrtle Lucille JACKSON
1910-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 4 2009 - Myrtle L. Elbert, 99, Windsor, died Wednesday morning, December 2, 2009, at her home in Windsor. She was born April 15, 1910, in Benton County, near Lincoln, the daughter of Tyler Jackson and Mary Jane (Green) Jackson. On October 23, 1951, in Buffalo, Missouri, she married Ben Elbert, who preceded her in death on May 18, 1994. Mrs. Elbert worked at local Windsor restaurants as cook for several years before her marriage to Ben. She was also a homemaker, known for her good cooking. Myrtle was a long time member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include one niece Marva Lee Gardner, Independence, and several great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Manerva Guthrie, Opal Swearngin, Marie Meuschke, Orpha Rawlings and Hazel Tindall. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ELBERT, Rosena MARTI
1865-1950
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Rosena Marti Elbert was born in Ohio June 13, 1865, the daughter of Benedict and Mary Marti. She passed away at Windsor, March 25, 1950. She was united in marriage to Frank Elbert, June 25, 1889; to this union was born one daughter, Amelia Marti Elbert, who preceded her in death at the age of five years. Mr. Elbert passed away September 30, 1941. Mrs. Elbert came to Missouri at a very early age. Following the marriage she lived for a time in Kansas City, moving from there to Chicago. Later the family came to Green Ridge, and in the year 1907 they moved to the vicinity of Windsor. They remained in and around Windsor from that time on. Following the death of Mr. Elbert, Mrs. Elbert continued to reside in Windsor. Mrs. Elbert united with the Methodist Episcopal Church (South) in Green Ridge, Missouri, February 24, 1895, later transferring to the Windsor Methodist church, where she remained a faithful member until the time of her passing. Her love for her church and for her Sunday School class was an inspiration to all who knew her. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. SamWinzenried, Ft. Collins, Colorado; Mrs. Chester Davis, Windsor; Mrs. J. A.Wright, Crane, Missouri; and two brothers, Samuel Richard Marti and Joseph William Marti, both of Windsor. She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. She is survived also by a large number of nieces and nephews who meant a great deal to Aunt Rose; and a host of other relatives and friends without number. Services were held Monday afternoon at the funeral home. Burial was in Laurel Oak cemetery.

ELBERT, Thomas Loadman
1856-1926
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor MO - Thomas L. Elbert passed away at his home on East Benton street Saturday morning at 5 o'clock, following a stroke of paralysis on Wednesday evening. The deceased was a native of Henry county and a son of one of the early pioneers. He was born on a farm in Tebo township January 31, 1856, lacking a couple of months of being 71 years of age. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Robert S. Burcham, Miss Mary C. Elbert, Mrs. James O. Sutherland, all of Windsor or vicinity, and Mrs. George Weatherald of Kansas City, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was reared on his father's farm in henry county and began upon his own account in 1877, at which time he engaged in farming and purchased a tract of land in Windsor township. He remained upon the farm until 1908 and then removed to Windsor, where he engaged in the buying, selling and shipping of stock. For a number of years he was employed by the government in the purchase of mules. On February 7, 1877, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Daniels, who also came from one of the pioneer families of this section. She died August 27, 1916. The deceased was a member of the Windsor Baptist church, uniting with that organization many years ago. Tom Elbert stood high in this community and his passing will be felt as a personal loss to all. He was a member of the Windsor township board at the time of his death, was enterprising and progressive and for any proposition that would tend to improve or better the conditions of his town, county, state or nation. His friends were legion and insofar as we know he had no enemies. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon and interment was made in Laurel Oak cemetery.

ELBERT, Walton "Pete"
1906-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Walton "Pete" Elbert, 90, Windsor, died Wednesday morning, October 2, 1996, at the Hidden Lakes Care Center Nursing Home in Raytown. He was born August 3, 1906, in Benton County, near San Diego, the son of Will F. Elbert and Lou (Wetzel) Elbert. On May 18, 1935, in Clinton, he married Margaret Alice Botts, who survives of Raytown. Mr. Elbert was an assistant foreman at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for 36 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Windsor, where he served as a deacon and a trustee for many years. He was a member of the Windsor volunteer Fire Department for 28 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Margaret and Irvin L. Bradley, Independence; four grandchildren, Susan Barket, Dennis Bradley, Sarah Bradley and Sally Gibson; five great-grandchildren, Brian Daniel, Dayna, Trey and Kyle. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 5, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak cemetery.

ELDER, Douglas Edward
1918-2001
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2001 - Douglas Edward Elder was born January 13, 1918, in Lowry City, son of Henry Edward and Matilda Adaline Douglas Elder. He died February 26, 2001, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kansas. He married the former Ruth McGarity, who preceded him in death on March 28, 1997. He had resided in Clinton, Manisstique, Michigan, and Columbia, where he was a Spanish and history professor at the University of Missouri. While living in Topeka, Kansas, 1958-1968, he worked for Prudential Life Insurance Company. He moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1968 and worked for Mid Continent Securities until he retired in 1969. He moved to Sun City, Arizona in 1987. He was a member of the Unitarian Church, Clinton Masonic Lodge and the Midiad Temple Shrine of Wichita, Kansas. Survivors include three sons, D. Mikel Elder and wife, Nancy, Topeka, Kansas, Henry Elder and wife, Lynn, Wichita, Kansas, and William Elder and wife, Nancy, Milburn, New Jersey; two daughters, Jean Blanchat and husband, Ron, Andover, Kansas, and Gwynne Bonifield and husband, David, Wichita, Kansas; 10 grandchildren, Todd Elder, Chad Elder, John Gawthrop, Justin Gawthrop, Ted Traver, Jake Traver, John Bonifield, Kristen Bonifield, Bob Bonifield, Clayton Douglas Elder; two step-grandchildren, Cheyenne Blanchat and Chad Blanchat and wife, Raquel, and two step-great-grandchildren, Austin and Alexis Blanchat. His parents and sister, Mildred Elder Greenwell, also preceded him in death. Funeral services were held March 1 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

ELDER, Elizabeth ARNOLD
1844-1929
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Elizabeth Arnold was born in William County, Ohio, October 16, 1844, and departed this life January 11, 1929, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Gildersleeve. When a young girl, she came to Missouri with her parents. At an early age, she was converted and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. June 11, 1872, she was married to James P. Elder, who preceded her in death two years the 24th of January. To this union three children were born - Markey Elder, who passed away at the age of six months; Mrs. George Crooks and Mrs. Frank Gildersleeve, both of Leeton, Mo. She also leaves six grandchildren and two sisters - Mrs. Frank Elder, of Bryan, Ohio, and Mrs. Frank Hall, of Clinton, Mo., to mourn their loss. Since the breaking up of her home two years ago, she had spent the time equally with her daughters. She had been in frail health for several years, but was only ill about a week previous to her death. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Shawnee Mound church. Burial in the Shawnee Mound cemetery.

ELDER, James Phillip
1841-1927
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
James Phillip Elder was born in Camelstown, Pa., January 15, 1841, and departed from this life at 3 o'clock, January 24th, at the home of George Crooks. Deceased was 86 years and 9 days old. He was a kind and patient sufferer, bearing his pain and suffering so well. He was always pleasant when anyone came to see him. He came to Missouri in 1870, and was married June 11, 1872, to Elizabeth Arnold, of Clinton. They lived in Clinton for awhile, and then went to the farm near Shawnee Mound, where they lived until 1918, when they moved to Leeton, Mo. They made their home there until a few months ago. To this union three children were born: Markie Elder, who died when a baby; Mrs. George Crooks, and Mrs. Frank Gildersleeve, of Leeton, Mo. He served this country during the Civil war and went through the suffering and hardships that other Civil war soldiers went through. He was a friend to all who knew him and was always ready to lend a hand in case of sickness or any trouble his neighbors had. He was always interested in governmental affairs and believed in modern invention and ways. He leaves to mourn his going, his wife, one sister, two daughters and husbands, six grandchildren and a number of other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 25th, in the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Shawnee Mound. Interment in Shawnee Mound cemetery.

ELDRED, Forrest D.
1931-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Forrest D. Eldred, 79, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the Harry S. Truman VA Medical Center, Columbia, Mo. He was born October 1, 1931, in Calhoun, Mo., the son of Lloyd A. Eldred and Omah Eloise (Elliott) Eldred. On October 18, 1953, in Windsor, Mo., he married Barbara Jane Feagans, who survives of the home. Mr. Eldred was in the United States Air Force for 23 years, serving during the Korean Conflict and in the Vietnam War, retiring in 1977. After his retirement, he began farming and raising cattle for a number of years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor; and the American Legion, Post #82, Windsor. In addition to his wife, Barbara, Forrest is survived by a son, Don Eldred, Houston, Texas; 2 daughters, Suzanne Hommertzheim and her husband John, Kansas City, Mo.; Carol Harper and her husband Pete, Wichita, Kansas; a brother, Kenneth Eldred and his wife Norma Jean, Windsor, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Kelle and her husband James; Amanda; Shauna and her husband Russell; Stefanie and Kurt; a great-grandchild, Peyton; 2 nephews and 2 great-nieces. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ELDRED, Kenneth M.
1926-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Kenneth Eldred, 86, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Monday morning, June 10, 2013. He was born September 3, 1926 in Mack’s Creek, Mo., the son of Lloyd Adolphis Eldred and Omah Eloise (Elliott) Eldred. On October 20, 1950, in Arkansas, he married Norma Jean Davis and she survives of the home. Mr. Eldred graduated from Leeton High School at Leeton, Mo. He worked for a short time at Ferguson Chevrolet and then went to work at the Windsor International Shoe Factory where he worked in a variety of jobs, retiring after 40 years of service when the factory closed in 1985. He also had a sewing machine repair business and served the surrounding area fixing machines for many people for over 25 years. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, feeding his humming birds, playing pool, going to the coffee shop daily, working on the family farm and walking the trails in the timber at the farm. He loved his family and especially enjoyed his granddaughters. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include 2 sons, Charles Eldred and his wife Christy, and Clifford Eldred and his wife Mickey, both of Windsor, Mo.; 2 granddaughters, Stephanie Trager and her husband Aaron, Hamilton, Mo.; and Alicia Jane Eldred, Windsor, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Forrest Eldred in May, 2011. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ELGES, August D.
1844-1929
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - August D. Elges died at his home on East Franklin street at 9 a.m., Wednesday, October 9. He had been in failing health for some time--not ill exactly--his body had become worn out, and he rested a little more each day, until on that morning he passed away into the eternal rest to awaken in heaven. He was a sturdy pioneer having lived in Clinton since 1862. He was born in Beleseld, Germany, December 6, 1844, and came with his parents to St. Clair County, Illinois, when he was four years old. Later moved with them to Clinton. They owned and lived in the two story house on the corner of Fifth and Elm streets, across from the Larabee Mills, where young August entered the employment of the old Tebo Mills, operated by Reil & Brannum being a cooper by trade. He worked at this until he retired and since then has tenderly cared for his vineyard and garden, which have been close to his heart since the death of his beloved wife 17 years ago. He also thoroly enjoyed his grandchildren and did much for them. He was married to Mrs. Catherine Buhr, in 1878. Three children were given to this union. Two sons survive--Carl, who tenderly cared for his father during his last days on earth, and George, of Oklarado, Colo., who was here for the funeral. One brother, C. D. Elges of Holden, also survives. Deceased had been a member of the First Presbyterian church for many years and a devout Christian. He had a cheery smile and a word of helpfulness for all. All will miss this kindly man, whose gentle spirit influenced many. Dr. Howie conducted the funeral service at his late home Friday afternoon. Burial in Englewood.

ELGES, Carl Leslie
1915-2013
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 12 2013 - Carl Leslie Elges, 97, son of Carl W. and Vera (McLachlin) Elges, was born October 19, 1915, in Clinton and died February 3, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones. Carl lived in Clinton all of his life. He served in WWII as an airplane mechanic stationed mainly in England. On June 26, 1946, Carl married Madeline Varner and they were blessed with a daughter, Carlene, and a son, Don. Carl and Madeline were married for over 65 years. Carl was gifted with the ability and loved to talk with anyone. His career was a perfect fit as a salesman for MidState Distributing Company with headquarters in Columbia. Carl had a great passion for horses. He raised, rode, broke and showed Tennessee Walking Horses for many years. He also loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. After retirement and continuing into his 80's, he took fishing trips to the Great Lakes and Canada with his friends and family. After retiring, Madeline and Carl enjoyed raising and taking care of their farm in the Deepwater/LaDue area. They would drive to their farm almost everyday. Carl worked hard building fence, baling hay and any other work that needed to be done on the farm. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Madeline, and one sister, Dorothy Helms. He is survived by one daughter, Carlene Lowe and husband, Greg; one son, Don Elges and wife, Caryn; four grandchildren, Chris Lowe, his wife, Danita, and son, Gavin, and daughter, Courtney, Sean Elges and daughters, Andrea and Haley, and son, Logan, Kim Lowe Mitchell, her husband, Eric Mitchell, and two daughters, Macey and Katie, and son, Cody, Mike Taylor and wife, Anya, and daughter, Sophia, and two great-great-grandsons, Ryan and Steven. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church of Clinton on February 6. Interment was at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

ELGES, Clayta Madeline VARNER
1920-2011
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2012 - Clayta (Madeline) Elges, 91, daughter of Ernest and Pansy (Briggs) Varner, was born June 15, 1920, in the LaDue area and died November 29, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family and loved ones. Madeline lived in the Clinton area all of her life, graduating from a small country school in LaDue and then furthering her education at a business college in Sedalia. On June 26, 1946, Madeline married Carl Leslie Elges and they were blessed with a daughter, Carlene, and son, Don. Carl and Madeline were married for over 65 years. She was a homemaker and stayed home for many years, taking great care of her children. Madeline always made neighborhood kids feel welcome at their home. When her children were in school, Madeline worked for a clothing store in Clinton and eventually ended up working as a bookkeeper for Sartin's Bookkeeping, which later became Kempker Accounting. Madeline loved working with others and was a very dedicated employee and always gave great effort. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. Later in life, Madeline and Carl enjoyed raising cattle and taking care of their farm in the Deepwater/LaDue area. They would drive to their farm almost everyday. Madeline enjoyed the outdoors and cared greatly about her cattle. She was a compassionate woman who never let stray animals go hungry: She was always there to take care of others. Madeline was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Leota She is survived by her husband, Carl of the home; one daughter, Carlene Lowe and husband, Greg; one son, Don Elges and wife, Caryn; four grandchildren, Chris Lowe, Sean Elges, Kim Lowe Mitchell and Mike Taylor; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church of Clinton on December 2. Interment was at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

ELGES, Vera Bernadine McLACHLIN
1877-1924
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The people of Clinton watched and prayed that the life of Mrs. Carl Elges might be spared for her husband and children last week. But so very frail was she, the Heavenly Father knew best and took her back to Heaven at 7:45 Sunday evening. She had been ill for eight days with pneumonia and had pleurisy about two weeks previous to that. She never had been strong since she had an attack of influenza, which also affected her heart. Her nurses, physicians and loved ones did everything in their power to keep her. However, she did not fear death and seemed to know from the first she was going on the Long Journey and was ready and willing to go. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie McLachlin, who have been spending the winter in California, arrived the night before she died. Her brothers, Paul and Raymond, of Kansas City, also were at her bedside before the end came. Her only sister, Miss Elva, who is also in California, was not able to come. Vera McLachlin was born in Moberly, Mo. September 15, 1887. She came to Clinton with her parents 20 years, ago and this had been her home since. She graduated in 1906 from the Clinton high school. She served as assistant librarian at high school from 1907 to 1909 and as a teacher in Washington school from 1909 to 1913. She was married to Carl Elges June 25, 1913. He survives her with their two children, Carl, age 8, and Dorothy, age 5. It is to these children that our heart goes out. They are old enough to know they have lost their best friend. They are so young that their tears will soon be dried, but ever will their minds revert back to the beautiful face of their dear little Mother, who was at her best in her own home and delighted so in the care of her children. All through the coming years will they miss her. For nobody quite understands the hurts and wounds that look so small to others, but are real tragedies in the life of a child. It is given only to mothers to heal by love those pains and aches of childhood with a love that overcomes every obstacle. The crushing grief of the older loved ones will be healed by the Comforter as they minister and guide the lives and destinies of these little children. Mrs. Elges had a disposition of rare sweetness, being kind to all about her, and aiding those in affliction and trouble. She was a devout Catholic and faithfully followed the teachings of her church. Her funeral was held at the Catholic church Tuesday, with High Mass, after which her body was laid is Englewood.

ELGIN, Alphonso
1852-1939
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Alphonso Elgin, age 87, died at his hoe in Bowen, February 28, 1939. Mr. Elgin was born in Pettis County, October 25, 1952, and spent the greater part of his life near Windsor. He was an engineer at Bowen Coal Mines about 30 years. He is survived by his wife, who was Martha Jane Hart, and three daughters, one being Mrs. Ed Nace of Windsor. The funeral service was held Thursday at a funeral home and burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ELGIN, Artie BARCLAY
1854-1890
Clinton Eye - Died, at Lewis, September 20, 1890, Mrs. Artie Elgin, wife of M. Elgin, of that dread and fatal disease, consumption. Born Feb. 19, 1854 in Dallas County, where she married her devoted husband Oct. 17, 1869; seven children, four boys and three girls, to mourn her loss. She joined the M. E. Church four years ago, then united with the Christian Church. Her maiden name was Barclay and her parents are still on the old homestead in Dallas County. She and her husband came to Calhoun after their marriage and lived there about ten years, then moved to Lewis.

ELGIN, John Mason
1939-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Mason Elgin, 53, Clinton, formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, Jan 22, 1993 at the home. Graveside services will be Tuesday at the Highland Park Cemetery. Mr. Elgin was born in Buckner and lived in Kansas City area most of his life. He moved to Clinton last year. He was a delivery driver for several grocery chains in the Kansas City area. Survivors include two sons, John Elgin, Kansas City, and Lester Leon Elgin, North Kansas City; two daughters, Kathryn Louise Scherete, North Kansas City, and Angela Marie Chancellor, Kansas City; his mother, Viola F. Dancer, Sedalia; two brothers, Lester Clayton Elgin, Independence, and Lewis Raymond Elgin, Wichita Falls, Tx., and six grandchildren.

ELI, Ernest William
1942-2006
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 30 2006 - Ernest William Eli, son of Ernest Hadley Eli and Mary Ann (Miller) Eli, was born January 27, 1942, in Clinton and he died Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 64 years. Ernest lived his entire life in Clinton and had worked in a number of jobs, including washing dishes at a number of restaurants. He was of the Baptist faith. He was married to Rosa Elliott Eli. He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Joan, Lucie, Laura and Rosemary. He is survived by his wife Rosa of the home and a number of other family and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, August 18. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ELKINS, Claudine Deanie CASTLEBERRY
1916-2002
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 28 2002 - Claudine Deanie Elkins, daughter of A. L. and Nora Davis Castleberry, was born February 14, 1916, in Houston, Texas, and died Thursday, January 3, 2002, at Clinton Residential Care Center, Clinton. Deanie was married to Ernest Earl Elkins, Jr. on August 24, 1932, and he preceded her in death on July 11, 1993. Deanie worked for Golden valley Hospital in the Dietary Department as a supervisor for 12 years before she retired. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, and the Order of Eastern Star No. 73, Clinton, where she was a Past Matron. She was also a Past District Deputy Grand Matron and a member of the Past Matrons and Patrons Club. She is survived by two sons, Dale Elkins and wife, Denise, Lee's Summit, and Ernie Elkins of Clinton; one daughter, Claudia Vanderburg and husband, Jerry, Clinton, as well as 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, January 7. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ELKINS, David L.
1952-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 29 2001 - David L. Elkins was born October 9, 1952, in Clinton, to Robert and Joyce Elkins. He died Monday, October 22, 2001, in his home in Quincy. He grew up in the Osceola area and went to grade school and part of high school in Osceola. On March 5, 1971, he married Ardith Parker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Gow; one sister, Natalie Elkins, and one brother-in-law, Robert Nichols. He is survived by his wife, Ardith, of the home; two daughters, Joyce Wheatley and her husband, Dave, Lowry City, Direnda Cochran and her husband, Kevin, Clinton; one son, J. D. Elkins and Marlaina Hevalow of Halfway; his dad, Robert Elkins and his wife, Mary, Coal; four sisters, Martha Ganfield, Osceola, Karen Malcuit, Hughesville, Jane Jones, Belton, and Carol Ann Julian, Clinton; two brothers, Harley Elkins, Belton, and Leslie Elkins, Kansas City; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Thursday, October 25, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

ELKINS, James Walter
1930-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2006 - James Walter Elkins, 76, Clinton, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City. Memorial services will be Wednesday, July 5, at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Kansas City. Charter Funerals is in charge of arrangements. He was born April 5, 1930, in Strasburg, to Harley J. and Flossie S. (Mapin) Elins. He is survived by his wife Genevieve; sons Larry Elkins (Sherri), Rodgersville, Darrell Elkins, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Gary Golder, Kansas City; stepdaughters, Linda Morgan, Olathe, Kansas, Marcia Blimzler, Kansas City, Debbie Gill, Wolf Point, Montana; brothers, Robert Elkins (Mary), Clinton, and Sherman Elkins, Warsaw; sisters, Velma McWhirt, Belton, and Beulah Parris, Belton; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

ELKINS, Mary Alice DAVIS
1929-2009
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Oct 28 2009 - Mary Alice Elkins, 79, Clinton, died on Sunday. October 25, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mary was born on December 11, 1929, in Harrisonville, the daughter of Will and Geneva (Eifert) Davis. She married Robert Franklin Elkins on June 2, 1965, in Miami, Oklahoma. Mary loved to cook for her family and friends and often made meals for 50 people or more. She enjoyed sewing and puzzle books. She adored her grandchildren, loved her dogs and her family was very, very special to her. She is survived by her husband, Robert Elkins of the home; four daughters, Sharon Burton and her husband Joe, Holden, Carol Julian and her husband Jr., Clinton, Karen MaLicutt of Marshall, Martha Ganfield and her husband, Sam, Osceola; three sons, John Cordell and wife Ruth, Calhoun, Leslie Elkins of Holden and Virgil Emery of Clinton; 21 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Geneva Davis; two sons, David Elkins of Osceola and Harley Elkins of Belton, and two brothers, Lewis Davis and Ira Davis. Pursuant to her wishes, Mary was cremated. The family will hold a private memorial service.

ELKINS, Robert Franklin
1924-2011
Robert Franklin Elkins, age 87, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Harry S. Truman V.A. Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. In respect to Robert's wishes he will be cremated with no services. Robert Franklin Elkins was born in Lee's Summit, MO the son of Harley Jennings and Flossie (Maupin) Elkins. He served in the United States Army during W.W.II. Robert moved to Clinton in the early 1970's with his wife, Mary and daughter, Carol Ann. The family has lived in the same place since moving to Clinton. He worked as a concrete finisher until he retired. He then started a small lawn service which he enjoyed until his health failed and he had to give it up this last summer. He enjoyed visiting with Bill and Raymond and all the guys who came by his garage. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Harley and Flossie Elkins; his wife, Mary Alice Elkins in October of 2009; two sons, David Elkins and Harley Elkins; one sister, Mary and one brother, James; as well as one grandson, Lonnie Stregel. He is survived by his three daughters, Carol Ann Julian and husband Junior and granddaughter, Whitney Julian all of the home; Karen Malicutt of Lowry City and Martha Ganfield and husband, Sam of Osceola; one son, Leslie Elkins; one step-son, John Cordell and wife Ruth of Clinton; one foster son, Virgil Emery of Clinton; one step-daughter, Sharon Burton and husband Joe of Holden; one brother, Sherman Elkins of Racket; two sisters, Velma and husband Charlie and Behula all of Belton, MO; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

ELLIOTT, Bertha A. HESTAND
1912-2003
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 9 2003 - Bertha A. Hestand Elliott, 90, Seymour, formerly of Clinton, died Tuesday, January 7, 2003, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Graveside services will be Friday, January 10, at Brownington Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Frank and Donald Sears, both of Marionsville, California; four daughters, Velma Borders, Mansfield, Casandra McNerny, Clinton, Betty Villafrance, Midland, Texas, Christine McDonous, Albuquerque, New Mexico; several grandchildren, including Kathren, Mimi, Keith, Stephanie, Stacy and Taunya Sears, plus several great-grandchildren.

ELLIOTT, Carl E.
1942-2010
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Carl E. Elliott, 68, of Calhoun, Missouri, died Tuesday morning, June 15, 2010, at his home in Calhoun. He was born January 4, 1942, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Harold Edwin Elliott and Martha Theresa (Case) Elliott. On March 28, 1975, in Miami, Oklahoma, he married Patricia "Pat" Louise Schreiner, who survives of the home. Mr. Elliott was a maintenance custodial supervisor for the University of Central Missouri for 17 years and prior to that time he worked in management for Sam's Department Store, both in Clinton and Kansas City, Missouri. He also sold Morton buildings and FarmCo metal buildings. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor; the American Legion, Calhoun Post 566; and the Knights of Columbus, 3rd degree. In addition to his wife Pat, he is survived by his mother Martha Elliott, Calhoun, Mo.; 4 sons, Dwayne, Iberia, Mo.; Jeffrey and his wife Tammy, Imperial, Mo.; Christopher and his wife Mary Liz, Chicago, Il.; and Daniel and his wife Stephanie, Warrensburg, Mo.; 2 daughters, Catherine, Clinton, Mo., and Karen, Calhoun, Mo.; 9 grandchildren, Ashley, Cassie, Aaron, Emily, Jack, Carly, Rylie, Luke and Quade; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; a son-in-law, Mitchell Mertz and a brother, Lowell Elliott. Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, June 18, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor.

ELLIOTT, Clarence Howard
1932-1993
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clarence Howard Elliott was born May 25, 1932, in Clinton, the son of Charles Albert and Lillie Mae (Cauthon) Elliott. He passed away September 11, 1993, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 61. He was a truck driver for Kelsay Grain and Feed Company of Urich for 30 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He had made his home in Leeton for many years and was a member of the Clinton Church of Christ. He is survived by three daughters, Wilma Jean Stout of Schertz, Texas, Debbie Bennink of Merriam, Kansas, and Suzanne Johnson of Leeton; one son, Spencer Vermillion of North Carolina; five brothers, George Elliott of Clinton, Raymond Elliott of Fordland, Earl Elliott of Independence, Charles Elliott of Oklahoma, and Jerry W. Elliott, also of Independence; two sisters, Kathryn Collins and Lora Lee, both of Chilhowee; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, also many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 14, 1993, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

ELLIOTT, Cora HARMS
1914-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Cora Harms Elliott, 97, of Windsor, Missouri, died May 21, 2011, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. She was born January 29, 1914, in Benton County, near Cole Camp, MO, the daughter of George Edward Harms and Laura Marie (Muller) Harms. She attended rural schools in Benton, Henry, Johnson, and Pettis counties, graduating as valedictorian from Lincoln High School in 1931. At age 17 she passed the Benton County Teachers Exam to qualify to teach in a rural school, and she taught in Benton County rural schools for the next three years while attending Central Missouri State Teachers College during the summer terms. She enrolled full time at CMSTC in 1933 and graduated in 1935 with a B. S. Degree in Education with majors in Mathematics and Social Studies, and she taught at Maple Grove School, east of Windsor, and Versailles High School, from 1935 to 1938. Later, she received graduate degrees (M. S. in Education, 1956, and Ed.S, 1964). On June 5, 1938, she married Joseph Mitchell Elliott, and they lived on the family farm east of Windsor, near Brandon. She was a busy farm wife, mother, teacher, 4-H leader, and was also a Sunday school teacher at Brandon United Methodist Church, where she had been a member since 1937. In 1942-1944 when teachers were in short supply during World War II, she returned to teaching mathematics at LaMonte High School, followed by teaching two years at Bryson School, northeast of Windsor. She taught Mathematics and Social Studies at Windsor Junior and Senior High Schools from 1946 to 1962. Mrs. Elliott went to William Woods College in 1962, as an assistant professor of mathematics and was promoted to associate professor and then to full professor, receiving the Outstanding Distinguished Professor Award in 1980. After her retirement, she returned to Windsor and was active in church, extension and farm clubs, Henry County Retired Teachers Assoc., Windsor Historical Society, and the Windsor Senior Center. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, raising chickens, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. Cora is survived by a daughter, Glynna (Elliott) Morse, Windsor; a son, Casey J. Elliott, Morris, OK; a sister, May (Harms) Wiskur, Windsor; a brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Madeline Harms, Lexington, MO. She had 11 grandchildren: Rebecca Harmon, Lebanon; Robin Elliott, Okmulgee, OK; Jason Elliott, Springfield; Ronda Hatton, Owasso, OK; Misty Brown, Owasso, OK; Kim Kopichanski, Tulsa, OK; Shawn Elliott, Midland City, AL; Sara Edmundson, Henryetta, OK; Joseph Elliott, Morris, OK; Julia Morse, Assaria, KS, and Kathleen Bariteau, Louisville, KY; 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Cora was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Mitchell Elliott in 1959; a brother, Leonard G. Harms; a sister, Lillie (Harms) Harris; and a great-granddaughter, Carmen Paige Elliott. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 28, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ELLIOTT, Dick Harry
1932-2003
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 22 2003 - Dick H. Elliott, 70, Gladstone, a retired law enforcement officer, died Wednesday, January 15, in North Kansas City Hospital. Dick Harry Elliott was born to Harry Samuel and Edith Rebecca Elliott, on February 26, 1932, and died January 15, 2003. He was preceded in death by his father, his mother, his half-sister, Roberta Fern Francis, and his first wife, Jannie Lou Roberts. He is survived by his wife, Margie; two daughters from his marriage with Jannie, Connie Arlene Castanada and Edith Elaine Wilson, and stepdaughters, Leilani Suellentrop and Kayla Keiss; grandchildren, Elana Antonia Castanada, Jannie May Castanada, Alicia Rosa Castanada, Ruschell Arlene Dryden, step-grandchildren, Andrew Suellentrop, Jonathan Suellentrop, Elizabeth Suellentrop, Gregory Suellentrop, Autumn Keiss, Shelle Castanada, Ryan Wilson, Brady Wilson, and great-grandchildren, Keaton Myles Dryden; step-great-grandchild, Claudia Wilson. Funeral services were held January 19 at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

ELLIOTT, Elmer Edgar
1947-2001
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 4 2001 - Elmer Edgar Elliott, born July 22, 1947, to Floyd Leroy and Fern Edith (Dickey) Elliott, in Clinton, at General Hospital. He grew up to be a single man who loved to hunt and fish, but most of all he loved to walk. He was a fun-loving man who could be found every day, walking wherever his little feet would carry him. Our dear beloved Elmer was and still is a very loved soul. We will miss him greatly. Elmer is survived by two sisters, Lily May Garrison and her husband, Elmer Garrison of Kansas City, and Edith Wilson, Warsaw; one brother, Freddy Leroy Elliott and his wife, Ruth Elliott, Tightwad; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Elmer died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on November 8, 2001, at the age of 54 years. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, November 12. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ELLIOTT, Elsie MORRISON
1900-1991
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elsie Elliott, age 91, Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away Thursday, November 28, 1991 at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Tx. She was born April 30, 1900 in Magnolia, MO. the daughter of John D. and Carrie Elizabeth (Stansberry) Morrison. She lived in Holden most of her life until moving to Texas with her daughter last year. She married Hubert E. Elliott September 22, 1923 in Harrisonville. He preceded her in death January 1, 1984. Mrs. Elliott was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Holden, and a member of the United Methodist Women in Holden. She leaves one daughter, Betty Roach, Grand Prairie, Texas; three grandchildren, Gary Roach, Carrie Foy and Mary Bolen; and five great-grandchildren, Greg Roach, Tracy McClenny, Karen McClenny, Geoffrey Roach, and Michelle Yarborough. Funeral services were held Monday, December 2, 1991 at Ben Cast and Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was at Holden Cemetery, Holden.

ELLIOTT, Emma COALE
1865-1905
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 10 1905 - The death angel closed the eyes of Mrs. George Elliott at 20 minutes before seven Sunday, on the morning of June 4, at her home 511 South Carter. She had been a great sufferer with consumption for three years. Born February 14, 1865 in Moniteau County and married George Elliott January 22, 1891 at Mt. Gilead. The only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Coale of Jefferson, who with her brothers, survive her. Her brother William is at Spokane Falls, Washington, and Stephen is at Jefferson City. Baptized at the Good Hope Baptist Church at the age of 13 and she and her husband had membership there. An earthly comforter was sent in her hour of trial in a dear sister-in-law Mrs. Roy Elliott of Missoula, Montana, who two weeks before the end ministered to her wants and promised to keep a sacred interest in her loved ones until they joined her on the other shore. The two oldest children are Batelle age 13, Ruth 11, and the youngest a boy of 3 years named Stephen. Burial at Good Hope.

ELLIOTT, George William
1926-2000
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 14 2000 - George William Elliott was born December 1, 1926, in Clinton, son of Charley Albert and Lillian Mae Cauthon Elliott. He died at his home on March 30, 2000. He was a lifelong Henry County resident and a member of Finey Baptist Church. Preceding him in death are his parents; a daughter, Noreen Leate Elliott; three brothers and one sister. Survivors are four sons, George Elliott Jr., Charley Elliott, Eddie Elliott, all of Clinton, Norman Elliott and Tammy, Warrensburg; two daughters, Betty Sparks and husband Richard, Clinton, Ellen Elliott, Deepwater; four brothers, Raymond, Elliott, Fordland, Earl Elliott, Jerry Elliott, both of Independence, Charles Elliott, Beeville, Texas; two sisters, Kathryn Collins, Warrensburg, and Lora Lee Cooper, Lowry City; plus numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 1 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

ELLIOTT, Henry Francis
1865-1929
Funeral rites for Henry Francis Elliott was conducted at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Forsman, Monday afternoon. Henry Francis Elliott was born near Joplin, Missouri Aug 11, 1865 and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Forsman at 1:00 o'clock a.m. Nov 10, 1929. He was united in marriage in 1888 to Miss Catherine Ellen Bence who preceded him in death in 1894, to this union four children were born, two girls and two boys who survive him and are, Mrs Minnie E. Corn of Nowata, Okla., Mrs. Effie Forsman of Dexter, Lafe of Lamedeer, Mont., Roy Taylor of Keno Oregon. He was united in marriage in 1896 to Miss Janetta Gertrude Huff who survives him. To this union four children were born, Mrs. Lillie Carter, Berryville Ark., Mrs Bessie Haywood, Haskell Okla Mrs. Ruth Mock, Pawhuska Okla., and Lee Madison, who preceded him in death August 10, 1919 and granddaughter Anna Frances Forsman who passed away June 14, 1920. He is survived by thirteen grandchildren and one brother, George W. Elliott of Grand Junction, Colorado, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Carothers of Nevada Mo.

ELLIOTT, Kimberly Lynn
1970-2013
Kimberly Lynn Elliott, age 42, of Clinton, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. A visitation for family and friends will be Monday, March 25, 2013 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Cremation will follow. Kimberly was born in Marion, Virginia to John David and Linda (Blevins) Teaster. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother and an uncle, Howard Blevins. Survivors include her husband, Lewis Leroy Elliott, of the home; two sons, Matthew Scott VanHoy, Whythville, Virginia, and William Joseph Elliott, Independence, Missouri; two daughters, Stevie Blevins Elliott, of the home, and Crystal Dawn Elliott, Marion, Virginia; her father, John David Teaster, Marion, Virginia; one sister, Sabrina Weeks, Marion, Virginia; her father-in-law, Freddie Leroy Elliott, Clinton; two aunts, Karen Teaster and Phyllis Tibbs, both of Marion, Virginia; an uncle, Darrell Tibbs, Marion, Virginia; aunt and uncle Peggy and Jody Blevins, Chilhowee, MO; nieces and nephews, Linda Weeks, Taylor Weeks, Brian Tibbs, Luke Tibbs, Chad Teaster, and Cody Blevins; and a close friend, Steve "Buddha" Gilley.

ELLIOTT, Lorene R.
1927-2003
Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 18 2003 - Lorene R. Elliott, 76, Osceola, died Saturday, November 15, 2003, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 22, at Roscoe Christian Church. Burial will be in Roscoe Cemetery.

ELLIOTT, Martha T. CASE
1918-2011
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Martha T. Elliott, 92, of Calhoun, Missouri, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, Mo. She was born September 16, 1918, in Marshall, Mo., the daughter of Samuel G. Case and Ollie F. (Short) Case. On December 24, 1935, at the United Presbyterian Church in Marshall, she married Harold Edwin Elliott, who preceded her in death July 4, 1987. Mrs. Elliott was a homemaker. During World War II, she cleaned airplanes for TWA Airlines in Kansas City. She later worked at the Hostess Cupcake Factory, also in Kansas City. She also was a waitress in the Marshall area and also worked, for several years, at Stamper Foods, now Banquet Foods in Marshall. Martha was a member of the Calhoun United Methodist Church, Calhoun. She enjoyed oil painting and crocheting. Survivors include 8 grandchildren, Becky, Gus, Cathy, Dwayne, Jeff, Chris, Karen and Danny; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 daughters-in-law, Betty Elliott, Blue Springs, Mo.; and Pat Elliott, Calhoun, Mo. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Lowell Elliott and Carl Elliott; 4 sisters, Elizabeth Hayslip; Noreen Ballew; Alice Miller; Joyce A. Case; and a brother, Sam Case, Jr. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 14, at the Calhoun United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

ELLIOTT, Mary Adline RIEAD
1867-1892
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Life History submitted by Tim Riead: Mary Adeline Riead Elliott was born Jan 11 1867 in Okawville, Washington County, Illinois, and died March 7, 1892 in rural Henry County, Missouri. She came to Missouri with her father Hosea Riead and mother Sarah Jane Kinyon Riead about 1885. Mary Adeline was the oldest of six children who accompanied the family as they sought to improve their lives in western Missouri. Mary Adeline married George Washington Elliott on Dec 10, 1890 in Clinton. Her death occurred as a result of complications from the birth of her first child, Walter Austin Elliott, on Feb 12, 1892. She is buried in Shawnee Mound cemetery with her mother and father. Her siblings were Sarah Alfreta Riead (md. William Neuhaus), William H. Riead (md. Edna Anabel Jones), Matilda Caroline Riead (md. Frank Williamson and Scott Handley), John Wesley Riead (md. Ruby Mallory) and Laurena Jean Riead (md. Henry Mann).

ELLIOTT, Peggy Aline BATES
1931-2004
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2004 - Peggy Aline Elliott was born November 2, 1931, in Mayfield, Oklahoma the daughter of John and Oma (Atkins) Bates, and she died at her home in Clinton on March 15, 2004, at the age of 72 years. Peggy was a CNA for 27 years and had worked at Wetzel Hospital and Golden valley Hospital. She is survived by three sons, Kelly Bates, Clinton, Robert Elliott and Linda Rice, Clinton, and Bruce Bates and wife Marilyn, Fulton; four daughters, Gail Short and husband Jerry, Chilhowee, Kathy Harrelson, Warrensburg, Helen Snyder and Tom Biles of Clinton and Shirley Gowin, Clinton; one brother, Bill Howell of the home; 13 grandchildren, Mathew Harrelson, Derek Harrelson, Brandon Harrelson, Jessica Gowin, Dillon Silkwood, Nathan Bates, Joshua Elliott, Juston Elliott, Cassandra Elliott, Candice Elliott, Ben Elliott, Zack Elliott and Ashley Elliott and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, March 18. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ELLIOTT, Ross James
1952-1993
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Ross James Elliott, 40, of Deepwater, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born March 10. 1952 at the old Wetzel Hospital. He spent most of his entire life in Henry County. He spent 2 years (1964-1966) in the National Guard at Fort Leonard Wood. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Lee Elliott, mother, Violet Mae Elliott, grandmother, Goldie Bell Brown. grandfather. John Wesley Brown, aunt, Frances Peters, and uncle, Wm. Bill Brown. He is survived by three sisters, Mildred Diane Elliott McClure, Deepwater, Ruby Mae Elliott Bailey, Deepwater, Rosa Lee Elliott, Brownington; two brothers, William Earl Elliott of the home. and Roy Eugene Elliott of Clinton; two brothers-in-law, Jimmy Ell McClure, Deepwater and William Bill Bailey, Deepwater; four nieces, Jamie Dawn McClure, Theresa Ann Elliott. State of Nevada, Tabatha Dawn Elliott. Deepwater. Tina Marie Dennison. Kansas City; three aunts, Peggy Elliott, Clinton, Maude Sizemore, Clinton, and Naomi Soles, Windsor; two nephews, Justin Eli McClure, Deepwater, William John Booker, Kansas City; one great-niece, Gloria Marie Dennison, Kansas City, and one great-nephew. Raymond Joseph Hawthorne, Kansas City. Ross was with the National Guard and enjoyed all his nieces and nephews. He worked for the Sunrise Dairy when he was a young boy. He liked to fish and had a great collection of model cars. Ross was a happy go lucky person who never let life's trials and tribulations of every day life get the best of him. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, January 29, 1993. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

ELLIOTT, Roy E.
1950-2006
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 30 2006 - Roy E. Elliott, 56, Clinton, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 31, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery. He was born February 20, 1950, in Henry County, son of the late Albert Lee and Violet Mae (Brown) Elliott. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother Ross Elliott. Survivors include one brother, Earl Elliott and wife Tammy, Sheldon; three sisters, Ruby Bailey and Rosie Elliott, both of Clinton, and Diane McClure and husband Jim, Deepwater; four nieces, Jamie Mantonya and her husband Cad, Ashley and Robin Sanning and Tabitha Elliott; one nephew Justin McClure; one great-niece, Emily Mantonya, and two great-nephews, Cade and Gage Mantonya.

ELLIOTT, Ruby Amelia HARBSTREET SEVIER HOUK
1904-2002
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 20 2002 - Ruby Amelia Harbstreet was born April 27, 1904, in Henry County, eighth child of Otto and Mary Schlicher Harbstreet. She died February 26, 2002, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was united in marriage to Lester Lee Sevier on October 22, 1930. They had one daughter, Sandra. Lee passed away on October 14, 1943. Later Ruby married Harold Houk and they purchased a farm in the Lucas community. Harold passed away on April 13, 1948. Ruby and Sandra continued to live on the farm until she married A. D. "Red" Elliott in 1953. They made their home on Red's farm near Urich. Red passed away February 22, 1964. She was a member of the Urich Baptist Church, which she attended as long as she was able to drive, the Garden City Order of Eastern Star #340 and the Grandriver Homemakers Club. She especially enjoyed her grandsons and her garden. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husbands; three sisters, Bertha George, Lucy Houk, Katie Stout; brother, Archie Harbstreet, and two brothers, who died in infancy. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Nadler and husband, Ronald J., Urich; three grandsons, Scott Nadler and wife, Jennifer, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Brad Nadler and wife, Tammy, Clinton and Kirk Nadler, Jefferson City; three great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jordan and Shannon Nadler; two sisters, Hattie Preston, Weston, Goldie Hubbard, Neosho; along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held March 2, at the Consalus Chapel-Urich. Burial was in Norris Cemetery.

ELLIOTT, Thelma BINDER
1917-2007
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 14 2007 - Thelma Elliott, 90, Green Ridge, died Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Nursing Home, Windsor. She was born March 23, 1917, in Pettis County, near Manila, the daughter of Willie Frederick Binder and Gladys Keith (Thomason) Binder. On June 2, 1969, in Green Ridge, she married Carl Gerdts, who died in January 1974. She later married Emory Elliott on November 15, 1980, in Green Ridge, and he died February 29, 1984. She was a waitress and cook at several Green Ridge and Sedalia area restaurants for several years and also owned and operated Thelma's Hobby Shop in Sedalia for 11 years. She was a member of the Green Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister Vivian Street, Green Ridge, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Quintin Binder and Dennis Binder, and a sister Doris Ryan. Funeral services were held Monday, May 15, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia.

ELLIOTT, Theodore S. "Scottie"
1927-2010
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Theodore S. (Scottie) Elliott, 83, El Dorado Springs, passed away at his home on Dec. 28, 2010. He was born Dec. 21, 1927, to Frank and Cora Lee (Loftin) Elliott of Roscoe. He married Lena M. Lambrecht on Nov. 30, 1956. One son, James Kent, was born to the couple. Scottie remained on the family farm where he was born and raised until health reasons forced him to retire in 1999. He served two years in the service during the Korean War and was a lifetime VFW member. He worked as a St. Clair Co. Commissioner for 10 years. Scottie worked for the C.M. Pasley Auction Company from early high school days. He especially enjoyed the fall of the year when he quail hunted with his father and brothers, Ralph and Eugene. He enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles and spending time at the library and playing cards and taking long drives through the country. He was preceded in death by his son, James Kent; his parents; brother, Eugene; sister, Fae, and an infant brother. He is survived by his wife, Lena of the home; a brother, Ralph Elliott and wife, Fern, Lowry City; a special brother in-law, Frank Lambrecht, El Dorado Springs; a special sister in-law, Lois Hill and husband, Ray, Excelsior Springs; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Services were held Friday, Dec. 31, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Interment was in the Osceola Cemetery.

ELLIOTT, Thomas Alfred
1935-1993
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thomas Alfred Elliott, 58, Clinton, formerly of Creighton, died November 20, 1993. Mr. Elliott was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was a lifelong resident of Cass County before moving to Clinton in 1986. Tom worked for the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department for the past five years. Tom was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Creighton, the Lions Club in Urich, the United States Department of Justice, the Metropolitan Major Case Squad of Kansas and Missouri, the Sheriff's Association, the American Correctional Association, the Missouri Police Juvenile Officers Association. Tom was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association. Survivors include his wife Mary L. Elliott, and daughter Mindy Wyatt of the home and two other daughters, Tommie Leedom and Melisa McCartney of Clinton; two sons, Kevin Sullins of Kansas City, and Rodney Wyatt of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren and several aunts and cousins. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, James Franklin Elliott and Sadie Aliene Lindsay. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Tuesday, November 23, 1993. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery, Urich.

ELLIOTT, Vera Gwendolyn COPPAGE
1922-1998
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Vera Gwen Coppage Elliott died Wednesday, September 9, 1998, at Golden Years Nursing Home in Harrisonville at the age of 76 years and eight days. She was born September 1, 1922, in Urich, the daughter of C. C. Coppage and Thelma Lucille Hillbrant Coppage. She graduated from Fulton High School in 1940. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a schedule clerk for the Santa Fe and Topeka Railroad. She is survived by one son, Jerry Elliott of the state of Washington and one brother, Donald Coppage, Harrisonville. Funeral services were held Friday, September 11, at Consalus Chapel in Urich. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

ELLIOTT, Violet Mae BROWN
1924-1992
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Violet Mae Elliott, 67, Deepwater, died October 29, 1992, at her home in Deepwater. She was born November 19 1924, in Clinton, to John Wesley Brown and Goldie Bell DeVo Brown. She was united in marriage November 1, 1944, to Albert Lee Elliott, who preceded her in death June 5 of this year. There were six children born to this union. She is survived by three sons, Ross James Elliott and William Earl Elliott of the home, and Roy Eugene Elliott, Brownington; three daughters, Rosa Lee Elliott, Brownington, Ruby May Bailey, Deepwater, and Diane McClure, Deepwater; one sister, Naomi Soles, Windsor; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; one sister, Frances Peters, and one brother, William (Bill) Brown. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 31, 1992, at the First Baptist Church, Deepwater. Burial was held at the Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater.

ELLIOTT, Walter T.
1839-1910
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor, Henry Co, MO, Mar 3 1910 - Walter T. Elliott was born July 4th, 1839 in Nashville, Tenn. At the age of three years his parents moved to Otterville, Mo., where he grew to manhood, was educated and married Dec. 16th, 1858 to Emma A. Lamb. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Lorraine Bridges and Miss Abbie Elliott of Windsor, Mo., Mrs. E. F. Van Wagner and Mrs. G. E. Wilson of Sedalia. He died Feb. 27th, 1910 at 3:20 p.m. He joined the Baptist Church in 1872, and for thirty-eight years has led a true and consistent Christian life. No greater enconium than "Christian" can be given to man. It shows his relation to God and to his fellow creatures - the children of God - and presents a clear title to missions of bliss. The four daughters, the disconsolate widow and dear little Josephine, the faithful granddaughter, are left to mourn their loss. All that mortal hands could render and loving hearts devise was done to alleviate his suffering, every wish anticipated, everything money or friends could supply was given cheerfully for his relief. The bereaved family and faithful friends and relatives who stood by him in these long days of suffering have our unfeigned sympathy and of all who knew them. On Tuesday, March 1st, Bro. Mcdonnell preached a sermon of tender sympathy and loving consolation at the Baptist church after a tender prayer by Bro. Challenner, the remains were borne by kind friends to Laurel Oak cemetery and laid away to await the coming of the Lord.

ELLIOTT, William C.
1918-2001
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 3 2001 - William C. Elliott, 83, Kansas City, died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 7, at Charter Funerals/Earp & Sons Chapel, 5994 Blue Ridge Cutoff. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He was born July 8, 1918, in Calhoun. He is survived by his wife, Edith Elliott, and two sons, John Elliott and Carl Elliott.

ELLIS, Bernice Irene HOUK KNUTH
1939-2012
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 14 2012 - Bernice Irene Ellis, 73, died Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Bernice was born February 18, 1939, in Tightwad to Riley and Mary (Molder) Houk. She lived in the Clinton area most of her life. She enjoyed reading, camping and fishing in Minnesota. Bernice loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids. She was an employee of Golden Valley Memorial Hospital for 13 years. She loved working with her coworkers. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Dorothy Lloyd and Vivian Ivonne Houk, and a brother, Virgil Houk. Among survivors are four sons, Alex Knuth of Riley, NC, Brian Knuth of Washington, D.C., Paul Knuth of Delaware, and Don Knuth of Virginia; one daughter, Jodie Atkin of Blairstown; one brother, Forrest Houk of Clinton, and two sisters, Leona Hill of Joplin and Beatrice Pardo of Dallas, TX, as well as 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 16, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in Parks Chapel Cemetery, Clinton.

ELLIS, C. W.
1914-2003
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 17 2003 - C. W. Ellis, 88, Appleton City, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home. He is survived by his wife, Helen Ellis, of the home; one son, Dean Ellis, Springfield; one daughter, Susan Rotert, Appleton City; one brother, Wade Ellis, Corona Del Mar, California, and one sister, Louanna Robinson, Wilson, Kansas. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 19, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in the Appleton City Cemetery.

ELLIS, Daniel Dean
1961-1991
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Daniel Dean Ellis, 29, Clinton, passed away Sunday, August 11, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Clinton. He was born in Kansas City October 30, 1961, the son of James Andrew and Sylvia Lee Carder Ellis. He lived the most of his life at Chilhowee where he attended Chilhowee where he attended Chilhowee Schools. In 1989 he moved to Clinton, and worked for the Rival Manufacturing Company where he was an assembly line worker. Surviving him is his father, James Ellis of Claremount, Ca.; his mother, Sylvia Ballmer of Chilhowee; three brothers, Mark Ellis of Las Vegas, Jimmy Ellis, Lancaster, Ca., and Wilbur Ballmer of Clinton; two sisters, Sharon Kulenkamp, Clinton, and Cathy Welch, Colorado Springs, Colo.; his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Erma Carder of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; seven uncles and seven aunts. He was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Ellis, in 1991. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 14, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens.

ELLIS, Dorothy L. GARDNER
1920-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 26 2001 - Dorothy L. Ellis, 81, Windsor, died early Friday morning, November 23, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born June 2, 1920, near Calhoun, the daughter of Ralph Wane Gardner and Naomi Ann (Brown) Gardner. On October 1, 1938, in Warsaw she married Chester Gardner Ellis, who died January 22, 1989. Mrs. Ellis was a homemaker and had also worked at Bowman's Dime Store in Windsor many years ago. She was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and John Parrack, Camdenton; a grandson and his wife, Brad and Debbie Parrack, Riverside, California; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Benjamin, Van Nuys, California; a great-grandson, Bradley Parrack, Riverside, California; a sister, Faye Hughes, Windsor; one niece; two great-nieces; a great-great-niece and great-great-nephew. Graveside committal services will be Friday, November 30, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

ELLIS, George Frederick
1912-2003
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 7 2003 - George Frederick Ellis, the son of Clyde and Lotta (Piepmeier) Ellis, was born July 11, 1912, in Bates County. He died at University Hospital Sunday, February 2, 2003, in Columbia at the age of 90 years. George lived nearly all of his life in the Appleton City area where he farmed to provide for his family. He owned and operated the school buses from 1936 through 1940, which was the first time that school buses were used in the school system. He owned Ellis Plumbing and Heating from 1950 to 1970. George was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, First Christian Church and a lifetime member of Montrose VFW Post 8820. Mr. Ellis served in the Army during World War II where he served in the 982 Engineers Maintenance Company, where he was attached to General Patton's Army. He was united in marriage to Zelpha N. Hyde on October 2, 1936, in Sedalia and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 2, 1986. To this union one daughter was born. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Zelpha, of the home; daughter, Linda and husband Mike Gilbert, Colombia; granddaughter, Kimberly and husband Matthew Roney, Lee's Summit; grandson, Kristopher Gilbert, Columbia; great-grandson, Quintin Roney; two brothers, C. W. and Helen Ellis of Appleton City and Wade and Elsie Ellis, Corona del Mar, California; one sister, Louanna and husband Marlin Robinson, Wilson, Kansas; several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 8, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

ELLIS, Junior
1935-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2008 - Junior Ellis, 72, of rural Calhoun, Missouri, died early Sunday morning, November 9, 2008, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. He was born December 16, 1935 in Pattonsburg, Mo., the son of Lewis Allen Ellis and Alice Lenora (McDaniel) Ellis. On April 7, 1956, in Gallatin, Mo., he married Eunice Aleene Newman, who survives of the home. Junior graduated from Pattonsburg High School in 1953. He was a farmer in the Pattonsburg area for many years. In 1968, he moved his family to Windsor and he began working at Parkhurst, as a welder, retiring in 1998 after 28 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working jigsaw puzzles. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Rickey A. Ellis, and his wife Mardi, Warrensburg, Mo.; 3 daughters, Donna Sue Cooper and her husband Kenny and Anna Louella Switzer, all of Morenci, Arizona; Pam Cochran, Clinton, Mo.; 2 brothers, Carl Gene Ellis, Stanberry, Mo.; James Dale Ellis, Gallatin, Mo.; a sister, Mary Margaret Bubb, Creston, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 infant sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 13, 2008, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ELLIS, Robert Keith
1934-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Keith Ellis, 62, Lee's Summit, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday morning, October 27, 1996, at his home. He was born July 20, 1934, in Windsor, the son of Joseph O'Leary Ellis and Venus June (Christian) Ellis. On October 24, 1987, in Las Vegas, Nevada, he married Shirley (Wilkerson) Pieratt, who survives of the home. Mr. Ellis was an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad for 44 years. He was also a lifetime farmer in the Windsor area and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 18 years in Kansas City, Kansas. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers #81, Kansas City; Odd Fellows Lodge #187, Windsor; Masonic Lodge #271, Kansas City, Kansas; Scottish Rite Valley, Northeast Kansas. He made his profession of faith in Jesus Christ at the Harmony Baptist Church near Windsor, the church he attended as a child. Later he became a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kevin Ellis, Shawnee, Kansas, and Kyle Ellis, Lee's Summit; two stepsons, Ron Pieratt, San Francisco, Calif.; Kevin Wilkerson, state of Florida; two stepdaughters, Linda DiNardo, Bedford, Texas; Cindy Calhoun, Lee's Summit; a sister, Yvette Sims, Windsor; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and a step-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother Lyle V. Ellis February 1992. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 30 at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ELLIS, Susan M. HUGHES
1851-1933
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Susan M. Ellis, the daughter of Isaac N. and Minerva Hughes, pioneer residents of this community, was born near Windsor, December 11, 1851, and passed away Wednesday morning, March 16, 1933, at her home in Windsor at the age of 86 years, 3 months and 5 days. She was united in marriage with James T. Ellis, also of a pioneer Windsor family, February 2, 1871. Mr. Ellis preceded her in death ten years ago. Mrs. Ellis was a woman of strong character, lived her life gently and was deeply interested in her home and loved ones, always seeking ways to help her family, relatives, friends and neighbors. She always had an unusual interest in her relatives even to the third and fourth generation of nieces and nephews, and they all loved to go to her home and visit her. She had a remarkable memory and was an interesting conversationalist. She had a beautiful out look on life and lived true to her code of kindness and charity to all. She joined the Methodist church in early life and was a charter member of the First M. E. Church of Windsor. Mrs. Ellis is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mattie E. Bradley and Miss Emma Ellis of the home; one son, Robert W. Ellis, of Sedalia; a sister, Mrs. G. E. Rogers of Butte, Montana, a granddaughter, Roberta Ellis of Ledger, Montana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. S. C. Keller of Windsor and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home on Thursday, March 17, 1938. Interment was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ELLISON, Lavon JOURNAGAN
1924-2004
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 27 2004 - Lavon Journagan Ellison was born December 14, 1924 in Lowry, Arkansas, the daughter of Enlow and Pheba Burlson Journagan. Lavon passed away at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City, on July 28, 2004, at the age of 79 years. Lavon was married to Woodrow Ellison on August 23, 1947. To this union two children were born, a son David D. Ellison, who preceded her in death, and a daughter Glenda Weter. She was quiet in demeanor, strong in spirit, a bit of a perfectionist. She, in her younger years, enjoyed weekend trips to the lake, skiing, also enjoyed playing softball. In her later years she enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The little ones brought a sparkle to her eyes. She was a member of the first Baptist Church, Clinton. She was a homemaker in the Clinton community since 1980. She was preceded in death by her son David, and her parents. She is survived by her husband Woody Ellison of the home; one daughter Glenda Weter and husband Gene, Clinton; three grandsons, Craig Compton and wife Michele, Lee's Summit, Christopher Compton and wife Kristie, and Chad Compton, all of Clinton; four great-grandchildren, Jordyn Compton, Lane Compton and Railee Compton, Clinton, and Nathan Compton, Lee's Summit. She is also survived by two brothers, Leo Journagan and wife, Jean, Springfield, and Dorman Journagan, Harrison, Arkansas. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, on Saturday, July 31. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ELLISON, Woodrow "Woodie"
1925-2011
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 1 2011 - Woodrow "Woodie" Ellison, 86, Clinton, died Friday, October 14, 2011 at his home. Woodie was born to Lonnie and Leola Ellison on July 4, 1925 in Lead Hill, Arkansas, and was the youngest of seven children. Woodie served his country during WWII in the South Pacific and received the Purple Heart as an antitank gunner in the Army's 27th Regiment. After the surrender of Japan, Woodie served as guard and chauffeur to Japanese Emperor Hirohito. Woodie married Lavon Journagan on August 23, 1947, and the union was blessed with two children, Glenda and David. Woodie purchased Golden Valley Tractor in 1980 and was active in the business until the time of his passing. Woodie always put everything he had into the business, but never considered it work as he was truly blessed to love what he did for a living. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton, Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and VFW Post 1894. Woodie is survived by his daughter Gloria Weter and husband Gene, Clinton; three grandsons, Craig Compton of Kansas City, Christopher Compton and wife Kristie, Chad Compton and wife Stephanie, all of Clinton; five great-grandchildren, Jordyn Compton, Lane Compton, Nathan Compton, Railee Compton and Carissa Compton; two brothers-in-law, Leo Journagan and wife Jean, Springfield, and Dorman Journagan and wife Thelma, Harrison, Arkansas; one sister-in-law, Maxine Ellison of Lampe and longtime business associate and friend, Tony Compton of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his wife Lavon, and his son David. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church, Clinton, on Wednesday, October 19. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

ELLISTON, Elvira Ferguson LEWIS ORR
1831-1900
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1900 - The mother, the woman, the friend and neighbor is no more in our midst. The sickness that afflicted the body and ended in the death of Mrs. E. F. Elliston at 3:30 a.m. Sunday was chronic bronchitis but the spirit was willing and ready to go. Her nearest earthly tie was an only son, our mayor, J. L. Elliston. Her mother, Mrs. Lewis, survives her, as do her sisters and brothers, as follows; Mrs. Dr. Britts, Mrs. Thornton of Jackson county; Mrs. Covington of Garland; Warner Lewis of Montgomery City and S. W. Lewis of Garland. She was 69, a Baptist, twice married, her first husband being James Orr, who died in 1856. J. D. Elliston, her second husband died in 1867.

ELLISTON, James Lee
1865-1940
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 1940 - Death stepped into the Elliston home, corner of Second and Ohio streets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, closing the eyes of the head of that house, James L. Elliston in peaceful, eternal slumber. For several weeks he had been growing steadily weaker and the end was foreseen., despite the loving care and solicitude that was given him. James Lee Elliston was born December 22, 1864, in the Fields Creek neighborhood, the only son of Jeptha Dudley and Elvira Lewis Orr Elliston, of fine Kentucky and Virginia ancestry, respectively. His father, who was a Confederate soldier, died the year after the close of the War Between the States. Fore some years he and his mother continued to live on the farm, then Mrs. Elliston moved to Clinton, to give her son the added advantages of the Clinton schools. Mr. Elliston grew to gifted and handsome young manhood, a natural student and musician, possessed of a fine speaking voice and a gift at oratory and histrionics. He had a gracious, friendly manner that won and warmed friends to him and made him a social favorite, always in demand for quartets, in the famous bands of early Clinton history, or for roles in amateur dramatics. He was a member of the Clinton hook and ladder team that still holds the world's record for speed. In 1885 he went into the general insurance business as a partner of the late Theodore W. Collins. Their successful business was dissolved in 1903, when Mr. Elliston continued it alone, building it into one of the most successful of its kind in Henry County. Mr. Elliston was a vigorous Democrat and served his party and community as city treasurer from April 1890 to 1894; as councilman from the second ward from 1896 to 1898; and as Mayor of Clinton from 1898 to 1900. During the World War he was active in patriotic work and his "four minute" speeches were among the finest, heard in the county. February 7, 1901 Mrs. Louise Oldham Sutton, a charming Mississippian who had come to Clinton to make her home, became his wife, the ceremony being performed by the late Rev. J. R. Crawford of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She survives him. Mr. Elliston lived all his adult life in Clinton save for 13 years residence in Kansas City, five of which he spent in an official position in the Jackson County Courthouse under Major Robert Barr. He then returned to the insurance business until the last several years when he has been retired. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, making his confession of faith as a man, in accordance with the belief of his mother and the training of his youth, when he was a member of the late Mrs. E. L. Foote's Sunday School class of young men that for so many years exerted such a fine influence on boys in Clinton. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. also an Ancient Free and Accepted Mason, a Knight's Templar and member of the Mystic Shrine. Brief funeral services were conducted at the residence, 320 South second Street, Tuesday.

ELLISTON, Mary Melissa "Molly" FIELDS
1841-1923
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 1923 - Death of Mrs. C. P. Elliston. This occurred at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. Celeste Wilbur, 224 North Washington. Mrs. Wilbur was an only child and her mother had made her home with her the past seven years, since the death of her husband. Mrs. Elliston was a Miss Fields, and was born on the old Fields' homestead, west of town, her father, Nathaniel Fields, being one of our pioneer settlers, who settled on 1600 acres west of Clinton in 1834, and first sheriff of the county. She was one of eight sisters, five of whom survives as follows: Mrs. George Cock, of Kansas City; Mrs. Celeste Billingsley, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Misses Helen, Sallie and May, residing on the homestead, five miles west of our city. Besides her parents, two sisters and two brothers had preceded her to the better land. Deceased was a member of the Fields Creek Cumberland Presbyterian church and the funeral was held from the Fields home. She was born on the Fields home place 82 years ago, the 30th of September.

ELMORE, Butch
n/a-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2001 - Butch Elmore, Clinton, died at his home on Thursday, November 29, 2001. Among survivors is his wife Donna Elmore.

ELPERS, Charles Howard "Chuck"
1936-2007
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 13 2007 - Charles "Chuck" H. Elpers, age 70 of Clinton, Missouri passed away February 16, 2007 at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. Funeral Services will be Tuesday at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Chuck was in the United State Air Force for 20 years. After retiring he moved to Clinton where he worked for Clearfield Cheese Company. He was a member the First Baptist Church, Clinton. He is survived by one son, Mike Elpers of Clinton; two daughters, Dorothy Ingram of Kansas City, Kansas and Lesa Mann of Clinton; two brothers, Bert Elpers and Carl Elpers, both of Logansport, Indiana; one sister, Marilyn of Illinois as well as five grandchildren, Stephanie Skinner, Cynthia Skinner, Rachel Mann, Cody Elpers and David Mann and three great grandchildren, Alexis Raysik, Isabella Skinner and Ethan Skinner.

ELPERS, Emma Darlene BARNETT
1938-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 25 2001 - Emma Darlene Barnett Elpers, 62, was born April 7, 1938, in Viola, Arkansas, the daughter of Luther and Velma Gardner Barnett, and died peacefully Friday, January 12, 2001, at 12:22 p.m. at her home in Clinton, surrounded by her family. Darlene attended school in Viola, Arkansas, where she graduated in 1956. She moved to Kansas City where she worked for the telephone company. There she met and married her husband, Charles H. Elpers. To this union were born three children, who survive. After moving to Clinton she worked for the Golden valley Hospital for 25 years. While employed at the hospital she met many dear friends and patients whom she grew to love very much. She was a lady of great faith, honesty and integrity who belonged to the First Baptist Church of Clinton. She was active in helping people to understand and deal with cancer. She was very giving of herself to help others. She will be greatly missed and was loved by everyone who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Velma. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Charles; her children, Dorothy Darlene Ingram and husband, Philip of Gassoway, West Virginia, Michael Charles Elpers of Clinton, and Lesa Margaret Mann and husband, Jonathan, Clinton, as well as seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She is also survived by two sisters, Esther Howerton and husband, Bill, Weaubleau, and Carolyn Fine and husband, Rev. Duane of Willow Springs, and one brother, Harlin Barnett and wife, Delores, Blue Springs. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, January 16. Burial was in the Clinton Memory gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

ELROD, Glen Howard
1923-2010
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 9 2010 - Glen Howard Elrod was born June 26, 1923, in Gridley, Kansas, and died on July 3, 2010 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Glen was the fourth of 10 children born to Everett M. and Sophia E. (Sauder) Elrod. His father worked in the oil fields, so the family moved often to communities, including Eureka, Burlington, Hutchinson and St. Louis. Glen accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age. His father was called to be a pastor of the Nazarene Church in Halltown, near Springfield, so that's where Glen spent his senior year in high school, graduating with the Halltown Class of 1941. Glenn then attended Southwest Missouri State for two years before joining the Navy during World War II. His Naval career spanned three years. He was a member of the V-12 Naval Unit at Warrensburg. That's where he met Beulah Mae Paul, who was going to college there. Glen and "Bea" were married on April 14, 1946, and they spent their early married life in Lamar. They also lived in Colorado and Oklahoma before returning to the farm near Huntingdale, where he and his brother-in-law, Norman Paul, started dairy farming. Later, Glen was asked to teach at the Norris School, so he completed more education at Warrensburg and taught at Norris for eight years. It was during this time he became principal of the school ... a job which included being janitor and bus driver as well. After teaching, Glen began working for Future Homes of Shawnee, Kansas, a company which sold exclusive lines of cookware, china and crystal and he later started his own similar business called "Society House." When he tired of driving back and forth to Shawnee each day. Glen made the decision to open a pizza restaurant in Clinton. The family renovated a building on Rives road and in 1976, a Clinton icon was born ... Pizza Glen. Glen was active in the operation of the business until the day he passed away. Glen was a 50-plus-year active member of the Norris United Methodist Church; served as a member of the Clinton City Council for 12 years from 1994 to 2006; was a past president of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce; served on the board of directors of Henry County Mutual Insurance Co. and was a member of the V-12 Naval Unit. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter Judith Lane Elrod; two brothers, Harvey and Howard Ray Elrod, and an infant sister, Vera Laverne Elrod. He is survived by his wife, Beulah "Bea" Elrod of the home; two daughters, Dr. Julia Elrod of Bossier City, Louisiana, and Jane McCarty and husband Phil, Springfield; a son Randall Elrod and wife Deborah, Clinton; five grandchildren Alison Elrod, Katilyn Elrod, Meredith Elrod, Christopher McCarty and Cassie Elrod; six sisters, Erma Misemer of Olathe, Kansas, Velma Goodrum and husband Dan, Lamar, Helen Baily and husband Orville, Carl Junction, Ruth Ann Human and husband Russell, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Betty Runion and husband Earl, Bethany, Oklahoma, and Rachel Elrod of Aurora, Colorado; a sister-in-law Edie Elrod of Kansas City; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss him very much. Funeral services were July 6 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Private family burial was held at Carrsville Cemetery, Chilhowee.

ELSNER, Mary NEBEL
1852-1932
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Tuesday morning about 7 o'clock, Mrs. F. A. Elsner passed into eternity as a result of heart trouble. Last March, she suffered a severe attack of asthma and heart trouble from which she never fully recovered, but was able to be up and about the house. Last Friday evening, she insisted that she walk to town as it had always been her custom to personally buy gifts and do the Christmas shopping for the family. Her husband and son tried to persuade her to get a car but she wanted to walk. However, she gave out before she had walked a block and had to be taken home. She was better the next morning, but the night previous to her death, she was very ill, and her husband thought she had dropped off to sleep, but it was really the sleep eternal. Mary Nebel, a sunny haired girl was born in St. Louis, March 22, 1852, which made her 80 years old last March. She was united in marriage to F. A. Elsner 59 years ago last June. They came to Clinton a few years later and this has been their home since. Three children came to this marriage, the daughter died when very young and two sons, Walter and Eugene survive with the father. There are two granddaughters, Mrs. Eugenia Jones and Miss Mary Elsner, also two great-grandchildren, Gordon, age 7, and Marna, a tiny three year old girl. These children have been the delight of the great-grandmother's heart. Mrs. Elsner had lived on North Main street for many years. She was a thrifty housewife, everything in order, with immaculate cleanliness. Her work was briskly done. She was devoted to her friends and always remembered them with a cheery word and smile, or cookies or goodies for the children in her younger days. Well does the writer remember one day when she presented us with a thin china cup and saucer, as her house was always our delight, with its rare china and other treasures. In recent years, as sickness fastened itself, her dread was that she should become helpless but she was spared this, and went into Eternity, able to be up practically all of her life. Before the illness in March, she personally did her own shopping down town, visiting the stores, taking cheer and happiness, inquiring about the health of her friends, with her bright sunny smile, provoking smiles with her witty remarks. Mrs. Elsner was amember of the Luthern Church, and put into her life the teachings of the Master. The funeral service was conducted at her home at 300 North Main street, Wednesday. She was buried in Englewood.

ELWELL, Lola Elizabeth BARBEE WHITEMAN
1921-1991
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lola Elizabeth Elwell, 70, Warrensburg, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 1991, at Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born June 3, 1921, in Warrensburg, the daughter of John W. and Sadie Lavina Raker Barbee. She had worked at the TG&Y stores in Warrensburg in the early 1970s. She was a member of the Grover Park Baptist Church, the Glendale Extension Club and the Truman Lake Ramblers RV Club. She married W. H. (Buck) Whiteman on June 1, 1971, in Warsaw, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1970. On Nov. 3, 1973, she married Harold (Bud) Elwell in Warrensburg. He survives. In addition to her husband of the home, survivors are a daughter, Mrs. James T. (Lavina) Dudley, Chandler, Ariz.; a son, Don W. Whiteman, Lake Lotawana; two stepsons, Daric Elwell, Warrensburg, and Dana Elwell, Nixa; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Willis Barbee, in 1945. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 10, at the Grover Park Baptist Church. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

EMBREE, Earl T.
1909-1977
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Earl T. Embree, 67 of Green Ridge, who had been a patient in a nursing home in Sedalia for the past five years, died at the Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia at about 6:30 pm Tuesday evening of last week, Feb 1, 1977, shortly after being admitted as a patient. He was born on July 19, 1909 in the Green Ridge community, the son of the late William W. and Clara Yost Embree. On February 27, 1937, he married Miss Lena Smith, who survives at the home in southwest Green Ridge. Mr. Embree spent his entire life in the Green Ridge community and was the custodian at the Green Ridge Schools for several years. He was a member of the Hickory Point Baptist Church northwest of this city and of Green Ridge Lodge No. 300 I.O.O.F. Other survivors include: One son., Larry Embree of North Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Miss Shirley Embree of the home in Green Ridge; three sisters, Mrs. Tom (Ruby) Barnes, Mrs. Pat (Viola) McFarland and Mrs. John P. (Eugie) Zacha all of Parkdale, Oregon and two grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Embree were held at the Hickory Point Baptist Church Northwest of Green Ridge on Route AA on Saturday afternoon of last week, February 5. Interment was made in the Hickory Point Baptist Church Cemetery.

EMBREE, Lena B. SMITH
1911-1993
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Lena B. Embree, 81, formerly of Green Ridge, died Friday morning, April 2, 1993 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born June 22, 1911 in the State of Oklahoma, the daughter of Roger Lyle and Edna Mae Beagle Smith. On February 27, 1937, in Sedalia, she married Earl T. Embree, who preceded her in death in 1977. She was a homemaker. She also worked as a cook in the Green Ridge School system for several years. She was a member of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge in Green Ridge. Mrs. Embree is survived by a son Larry Earl Embree, North Kansas City; a daughter, Shirley sue Embree, Sweet Springs, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Lyle Smith. Funeral services were Sunday afternoon, April 4, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Hickory Point Cemetery, near Green Ridge.

EMBREE, P. P.
1827-1904
Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 5 1904 - P. P. Embree died at 10 a.m. Monday from pneumonia after a week's illness. He was surrounded by his wife and children and breathed his last in his only son's arms, W. L. Embree of Hillsboro, Texas. He married his last wife in 1895 and she has the sympathy of all in her bereavement, as do the two surviving daughters by his first wife - Mrs. Mary McIntire of Warrensburg and Mrs. Jesse Francisco of Winslow, Ark. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Born in Lincoln County, Ky., April 25, 1827 and was a church member. Burial in Knob Noster.

EMBREE, Shirley Sue
1948-1999
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 8 1999 - Shirley Sue Embree, 51, Versailles, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Versailles. She was born February 16, 1948, in Windsor, the daughter of Earl T. Embree and Lena Bell (Smith) Embree. She was a member of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a brother, Larry Earl Embree, Kansas City; a niece, a nephew and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services will be Thursday, September 9, at the Hickory Point Cemetery, rural Green Ridge.

EMBREE, William W.
abt 1868-1943
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Thursday, May 13 1943 - Funeral services for William W. Embree, 75 years old, who passed away at his home near Green Ridge Wednesday morning will be held at the Hickory Point church Friday afternoon. Interment will be in the family lot in the Hickory Point cemetery. Mr. Embree is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Barnes, Mrs. Bessie Bennette, Higginsville, Mrs. Viola McFarland, Windsor, Mrs. Eugie Zacha, Higginsville, Mrs. Bessie Bennett, St. Charles; two sons Norval Embree and Earl Embree, Green Ridge. Nine grandchildren also survive. Ewing Funeral home in charge.

EMERSON, Eddie Alyce ALDRIDGE
1928-2007
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 14 2007 - Eddie Alyce Emerson was born December 27, 1928, in Rotan, Texas, the daughter of Ed and Lorel (Milam) Aldridge. She died February 27, 2007, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Clinton at the age of 78 years. She was married to Charles Edwin Emerson. She was a homemaker. Eddie Alyce is survived by her husband Charles Edwin Emerson of the home, and one son Larry Dean Emerson of Denver, Colorado; one stepson Frank Emerson and wife Mary, Clinton; one stepdaughter Roberta Kay Bellman, Ashland; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don Aldridge of Denver, Colorado, and Fred Aldridge of Kentucky, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services and inurnment were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Friday, March 2.

EMERSON, Lawrence Edward "Junior"
1925-2006
White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, Clay Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2006 - Lawrence Edward "Junior" Emerson, 80, Clinton and formerly of North Kansas City, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Services will be Saturday, May 20, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, Gladstone, followed by graveside services at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Born August 19, 1925, in Waldron, he was the son of Hiram Oris and Maude Gevene (Johnston) Emerson. He was employed with Cook Paint Company, retiring after 37 years. He was well known in the North Kansas City community and had many friends, including those of the NKC Fire Department and Police Department. He had been a member of the Boy Scouts. He is survived by one sister Mildred Irene Smith of California state; numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Roy, Rolle, Elmer and Floyd Emerson and Elsie (Billy) Siebert; two sisters, Emma Alice Ross and Florence Loretta Cleeton, and a nephew Roy Lester Hicks.

EMERY, Richard B. Rev.
1921-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2008 - Rev. Richard B. Emery, 86, Oelwein, Iowa, died Thursday morning, October 18, 2007, at the Oelwein Health Care Center, after a lengthy illness. As per requested, he donated his body for medical research to the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. A private family memorial service is planned at a later date. Arrangements were by Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home of Oelwein. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth "Betty" Emery of Oelwein; two daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth "Bettie" and James III Wilmore of Iowa, and Debra Emery and Joel Huenemann of Wisconsin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Becci Emery of Minnesota, and John and Ruth Emery of Lawler; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter Judith; four brothers and one sister. He was born on February 6, 1921, at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the son of Howard Burton and Nellie Frances Emery. He received his degree from Temple University at Philadelphia and then graduated from the University of Dubuque Seminary. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was a pilot and flew B-26 planes, earning the rank of 1st Lt. He married Elizabeth Jane VanSaun on March 19, 1944, at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. He was a longtime Presbyterian minister serving churches in Clinton and Deepwater and the state of Iowa. He served the Presbyterian Church in Oelwein for 21 years and was named Pastor Emeritus of Christ United Presbyterian Church in Oelwein. He also was a former chaplain for the Ross Reid American Legion Post 9 of Oelwein.

EMICK, Cathy June
1953-1996
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cathy June Emick, 43, formerly of Mission, Kansas, died Friday, October 11, 1996, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City. Funeral services were held Monday, October 14, at the Consalus Funeral Home, Urich. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery. Ms. Emick was born April 13, 1953 in Kansas City, the daughter of Clyde and Mary Josephine Lynch Emick. She was a member of the Countryside Christian Church, Mission, Kansas, and had lived in Clinton for a number of years. She is survived by her parents, Clyde and Mary Jo Emick of Urich; a brother, Raymond Emick, Shawnee, Kansas, a sister Betty J. Ferreri, Savona, Italy, and two nephews, Brian and Nathan Emick.

EMICK, Clyde Leroy "Bill"
1922-2013
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clyde "Bill" Emick, of Raymore, MO was born March 5, 1922 in Urich, Missouri the son of William Henry and Jessie Ethel (Wells) Emick. He departed this life on April 18, 2013 at Foxwood Springs Living Center, Raymore, Missouri at the age of 91 years, 1 month and 13 days. On May 8, 1948, Clyde was united in marriage to Mary Jo Lynch in Kansas City, Missouri. Clyde was a 1939 graduate of the Urich High School. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served for 38 months until 1945 with the 11th U.S. Army. He spent 2 years in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Most of his time was in the islands including Kodiak, Adak and Anchitka and also spent 6 weeks in Anchorage. After the service, he was employed for 25 years at Nelly Don, Inc in data processing then returned to Urich with his wife, Mary Jo to "retire" on the farm. No matter what he did in life or where he went, farming was always in his blood. In 1998, they moved to Foxwood Springs. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Mary Jo Emick; a daughter, Cathy and a daughter-in-law, Rozanne. Clyde is survived by his son, Raymond Emick, Shawnee, Kansas; a daughter, Betty Ferreri and husband, Alberto, Millesimo, Italy; two grandsons, Brian and Nathan Emick; other relatives and many friends. Cremation. A Memorial Graveside service were held Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Urich Cemetery, Urich, Missouri.

EMICK, Kenneth Fern
1919-2005
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 12 2005 - Kenneth Fern Emick, Urich, was born September 23, 1919, near Urich, the son of William Henry and Jessie Ethel (Wells) Emick. He departed this life Thursday, January 6, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 85 years, three months and 13 days. On March 8, 1940, Kenneth was united in marriage to Edna Lee O'Bannon in Creighton. Kenneth was a farmer and stockman. He was a member and a deacon of the First Christian Church, Urich. Kenneth enjoyed the fellowship and drinking coffee with his friends. He was a lifelong Urich resident. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Mike Emick, December 19, 1973; two brothers, Raymond and Howard; three sisters, Leo Rupe, Madge Hoover and Irene Chapman. He is survived by his wife Edna Lee Emick of the home; one son Kenny Lee Emick and wife Dianna, Urich; two daughters Dixie F. Durward and husband Jim, Clinton, and Sheryl LaDon Helm, Urich; seven grandchildren Shannon, Kelly, Stacy, Erin, Shawn, Brecklyn and Mikka; seven great-grandchildren Logan, Corey, Dustin, Haley, Matthew, Kyle and Rylee; one brother C. L. "Bill" Emick, Raymore; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Monday, January 10, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

EMICK, Kenneth Lee "Kenny"
1950-2008
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 25 2008 - Kenneth Lee "Kenny" Emick of Urich, Missouri was born March 15, 1950 in Clinton, Missouri the son of Kenneth Fern and Edna Lee (O'Bannon) Emick. He departed this life on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 as a result of a tractor accident near Urich at the age of 58 years, 8 months and 3 days. On May 27, 1972, Kenny was united in marriage to Dianna Sue Bush in Urich, Missouri. Kenny was employed as a mechanic at the KCPL Montrose Power Plant, Montrose, Missouri and also enjoyed being a farmer and stockman. He was a lifelong area resident of Urich and was a 1968 graduate of Sherwood High School, Creighton, Missouri. Kenny was an Army veteran serving in Korea during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed his family the outdoors, working, hunting, fishing and farming. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth on January 6, 2005 and his brother, Mike on December 19, 1973. He is survived by his wife, Dianna S. Emick of the home; two daughters, Brecklyn Conner and husband, Dale and Mikka Emick; his mother, Edna Lee Emick all of Urich, Missouri; a grandson, Ayden Kenlee Emick; two sisters, Dixie F. Durward and husband, Jim, Clinton, Missouri, Sheryl Helm, Urich, Missouri; his nieces and nephews, Shannon, Keith, Erin and Terry Fox, Kelly and Andrea Durward, Stacey and Glen Stewart, Shawn Graham; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri. Interment was in Urich Cemetery.

EMPEY, William H.
1844-1907
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, February 2 1907 - William H. Empey died Sunday morning at his home. Born near Napanee, Canada, October 28, 1844 and at the age of 8 moved to Watertown, N.Y. where he grew to manhood. September 5, 1866 married Miss Jennette M. Bordon at Adams, N.Y., who survives him. Moved to Iowa in 1881, where they made an elegant home in which they expected to reside the rest of their lives but Mr. Empey's health failed and they came to Clinton. His health improved but on July 27, 1905, he was seriously injured in a runaway. He never regained his strength and his left side was paralyzed. A devoted Baptist, who served in the Union Army 19 months. Leaves his devoted wife and two children - Edward N. Empey and Mrs. Leslie Bowman, both east of town. Four grandchildren - Nettie J., William H. Empey; Chester M. and Eda Lorene Bowman. Burial in Englewood.

ENDICOTT, Mollie Alice WYATT
1917-1996
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mollie Alice Endicott, daughter of Joseph E. and Anna Laura (Ragland) Wyatt, was born March 13, 1917, in Chilhowee, and died at the Scottsdale Heritage Court, Scottsdale, Arizona, on May 7, 1996, at the age of 79 years. Alice had lived most of her life in Henry County before she moved to Arizona in 1990. She was married to Curtis Endicott on December 19, 1930. To this union three children were born. Mollie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Mollie was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis, in 1983. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Joe Wyatt. She is survived by two sons, Duane Endicott and wife, Charlotte of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Dale Endicott and wife, Rose Ann, of Grandview; one daughter, Sharon Bell of Ft. Worth, Texas; one sister, Homa Tubbesing of Bakersville, California, as well as five grandchildren, Diana Perez, Donna Huff, Dan Endicott, Darla Walker and Lorinda Wise and six great-grandchildren, Jessica, E. J. and Alex Perez, Joshua Endicott, Issac Walker and Jermy Wise. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, May 13. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ENEREST, B. M.
1811-1888
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 3 1888 - Died, B. M. Enerest, who was employed by the Co-Operative Coal Company, to haul coal from the mines over the tramway to where it is dumped into the cars on the railroad switch. While on duty last Tuesday morning, he fell or was thrown backwards off the dump track down an embankment about four feet to the ground. After falling, he raised himself without assistance and walked about 15 feet and leaned against the fence for a short time, when he gave way and died instantly. It was thought that his death was caused by a broken blood vessel from the fall or heart disease. Born Nov. 17, 1811 in Pennsylvania; moved with his father to Indiana in an early day, where he was reared; emigrated to Iowa and lived about 25 years. Then came to Benton County, where he lived about two years, then came to Lewis about ten years ago and has made his home up to his death. Leaves a wife and six children, three of whom are married. He has a brother in Iowa who made him a visit some five years ago. Burial in the Lewis cemetery Wednesday evening.

ENGEL, John James
1963-2013
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 3 2013 - John James Engel, 49, Blairstown, died Friday, February 22, 2013, at his home. Johnny Jim was born February 26, 1963, in Clinton, the son of John Robert and Sandra Kay (Marksberry) Engel. He is survived by his wife, Lorrie of the home; one son, John Kyle Engel and Chelsea of Montrose; one brother, Wyatt Lane Engel of Blairstown; his mother, Sandra Kay Engel of Clinton, and his father, John Robert Engel of Blairstown. Funeral services were held Friday, March 1, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment was in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

ENGEL, Robert Shane
1967-2004
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2005 - Robert Shane Engel, son of Sandra Kay Marksberry and John Robert Engel, was born July 5, 1967, in Clinton and died at his home in Brownington December 23, 2004, at the age of 37 years. Shane was a construction worker. He was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton, and also was a member of Celebrate Recovery. He is survived by his wife Maxine, of the home; his mother Sandra K. Engel of Clinton; his father John R. Engel; two brothers John J. Engel and Wyatt Lane Engel, and a nephew John Kyle Engel, all of Blairstown. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, December 27. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Blairstown.

ENGEL, Sandy MARKSBERRY
abt 1944-2015
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Sandy Engel, 71, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at her home in Clinton, Missouri. She was the daughter of James A. and Marjorie M. (Kinky) McIntire Marksberry. She grew up on a farm in the Blairstown community with her younger sister, Sharon Raye, who passed in 1987. Sandy married and had two sons, John James and Robert Shane Engel. Johnny Jim passed in 2013, and Shane died in 2004. Memorial services were held Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton, Missouri. Sandy joined her parents, sister, and sons with her burial in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co., Missouri.

ENGELHART, George
1847-1914
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Jul 17 1914 - Geo Englehardt, for many years a resident of this section, but of recent years of Nevada died at that place Sunday and was brought here Monday for burial. Mr. Englehart leaves a wife, several children and numerous friends to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church at this place Tuesday morning and burial was at the Catholic cemetery. We hope to publish a more extended life sketch in our next issue.

ENGELHART, Henry Jacob
1899-1972
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Dec 14 1972 - Henry Jacob Engelhart, son of Jacob and Anna (Hermes) Engelhart was born on November 13, 1899 at Montrose, where he spent his entire lifetime as a prominent farmer and stockman. He was united in marriage to Viola Rotert on May 7, 1928. To this union two daughters were born: Mrs. Raymond (LaVerne) Lesmeister, Montrose, Mo.; Mrs. William (Darlene) Eisler, Kansas City. He is also survived by two brothers: George Engelhart, Butler, Mo., and Joe Engelhart, Springfield, Illinois; three sisters: Sister M. Sebastian C.P.P.S., Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Barbara Betourne, Overland Park, Kansas; and Mrs. Charles (Clara) Firsick, Montrose, Mo. He also leaves four grandchildren: Jim and Gayle Lesmeister and Sean and Patrick Eisler. Mr. Engelhart passed away November 4 at the Community Care Center at Lowry City, Mo. Funeral services were held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose, November 6, 1972. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

ENGELHART, Norman Joseph
1938-2010
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2011 - Norman Joseph Engelhart, 72, Clinton, died Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. He was born in Clinton, the son of Joseph and Rose (Singer) Engelhart, on August 30, 1938. He attended grade school and high school in Clinton, graduating in 1956. On September 21, 1958, he married Freda Cornell at the First Baptist Church, Clinton. To this union, Bruce Wayne and Mark Alan were born. Norman and his son, Bruce, were baptized on Easter Sunday in 1973 at the First Baptist Church, Clinton. Norman worked for Beatrice Foods and then Peabody Coal-Tebo Mine and Associated Electric as a heavy equipment operator before retiring from Thomas Hill Mine. When they returned to Clinton in August 2000, they joined the Christian Church "Disciples of Christ" where his son Bruce and his family attended. Norman enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, hunting and fishing. Norman was preceded in death by his parents; one stepbrother, Ted Smith, and one stepsister, Betty (Smith) Gibson. He is survived by his wife, Freda Engelhart of the home; two sons, Bruce Engelhart and wife, Nancy, Clinton, and Mark Engelhart and wife Tara, Warrensburg; six grandchildren, Andrew, Eric, Kyle Engelhart, Clinton, and Aaron, Tyler and Jennifer Engelhart, Warrensburg. Also surviving is one sister, Joann Cook and husband Edward, Lee's Summit; one half-sister, Linda Crist and husband Bob, St. Louis; one stepbrother Bobby Smith and wife Dorothy, Urich, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at Clinton Christian Church "Disciples of Christ," Clinton, on Monday, January 3. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.

ENGEMAN, Alfred M. "Shorty"
1927-2002
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 18 2002 - Alfred M. Engeman, son of August Joseph and Cecelia Ann (Kirsch) Engeman, was born November 16, 1927, in Appleton City. Mr. Engeman departed this life May 30, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton at 74 years of age. Alfred graduated from Appleton City High School and lived the rest of his life in the Montrose and Germantown areas. He was a farmer, cattleman and enjoyed raising chickens. He was a very faithful man who loved the land and his family. He was known by his brothers and sisters as "Short" and "Uncle Shorty" by his nieces and nephews. Alfred and Joan Tenholder were united in marriage April 27, 1954, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose and to this union five children were born. He was a good husband, and father to his family, serving as 4-H leader for several years. Mr. Engeman was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Engeman was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marie Samland, and two brothers, Ed and Jim Engeman. Survivors include his wife, Joan, of the home; his children, Michael Engeman of Tucson, Arizona, Ted Engeman and wife, Sharon, Sumter, South Carolina, Sister Doris Engeman of Raymore, Bob Engeman and wife, Donna, Appleton City, and Cathy Engeman of St. Louis; six sisters, Rose Campbell of Gladstone, Evelyn Light and Sister Celine OSF, both of Independence, Mildred Koenig of Tucson, Arizona, Angeline Stout of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, Wilma Lee of Modesto, California, and seven grandchildren. Funeral mass was Tuesday, June 4, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

ENGEMAN, Duane William
1958-2007
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 26 2007 - Duane William Engeman, 49, son of Leo Frank and Edra Julia (Oswald) Engeman, was born July 15, 1958 in Clinton and died at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City on November 23, 2007. He spent all of his life In the Appleton City area, living most of that time in the same home. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church In Montrose. Preceding him in death were his father and grandparents. Survivors include his mother Edra Engeman of Appleton City; his daughter Alisha and husband Cory Mantonya of Clinton, and his son Derek Engeman of Appleton City; his brother Ivan Engeman and wife Diana, of Lee's Summit; a grandson Jaden Engeman and granddaughter Megan Mantonya, both of Clinton; a niece Lauren Engeman, and a nephew Steve Engeman. Funeral Mass was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose on Monday, November 26. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

ENGEMAN, Edmund B.
1924-1991
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edmund B. Engeman, age 67, died suddenly at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City on September 17, 1991. He was born near Appleton City on February 3, 1924, son of August Jr. and Cecelia Kirsch Engeman. He received his schooling at Maple Grove School in Germantown. He was a farmer in the Germantown community before moving to Appleton City nine years ago. He married Irene Hageboeck in 1946. They were the parents of four adopted children. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, the Optimist Club of Appleton City, the Appleton City Community Club and he worked for the Appleton City Hospice group. In his spare time he volunteered to work in his community. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, and his parents. Survivors include two daughters, Susan McIntire, and husband, Bill, Appleton City, Barbara Thomason and husband, Richard, of Ada, Ok.; two sons, William Engeman, and wife, Debi, of Eagan, Mn., Steve Engeman and wife, Sandy of House Springs, Mo.; 9 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 1 step-great-grandchild; two brothers, James Engeman and Alfred Engeman of rural Montrose; seven sisters, Marie Samland, Montrose, Rose Campbell, Gladstone, Mildred Koenig, Tucson, Az., Angeline Stout, Isle of Palms, S.C., Sister Celine, OSF, Independence, Wilma Lee, Bayonne, N.J., and Evelyn Light, Independence. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 20, 1991 at St. Ludger's Catholic Church, Germantown. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

ENGEMAN, Paul Joseph
1924-1991
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Paul Joseph Engeman, son of Joseph and Monica Schmedding Engeman, was born April 17, 1924 in Appleton City. He departed this life December 3, 1991 at his home in rural Montrose, at the age of 67 years. Paul lived all of his life in the Montrose area. He attended St. Mary's School in Montrose. He was united in marriage to Angeline Bettels October 19, 1948 at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown. Paul worked as a cattleman, and was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture as an enumerator from 1963 until 1991. He was a member of St. Ludger's Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Missouri Cattleman's Association, and served on the board of directors at the Farmer's Elevator of Clinton. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, and four brothers, Bernard, Leo, George and Ralph Engeman. He is survived by his wife, Angeline of the home; three sons, Marvin Engeman, Montrose, Chris Engeman of Kansas City, and Darcy Engeman of Jacksonville, Fl.; one daughter, Twila Roarke of Irving, Tx.; one brother, Vince Engeman of Appleton City; one sister, Rita Wagner of Appleton City, and 4 granddaughters. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 7, 1991 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

ENGEMAN, R. Helen BELEW
1926-2001
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2001 - Helen Engeman, 74, Appleton City, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. She is survived by one daughter, Donna Kappmeier, Chesterfield; three sons, David Engeman, Lowry City, Dale Engeman, Coaldale, CO, and Dennis Engeman, Rich Hill; one brother, Donald Belew, Wheatland; two sisters, Bette Engeman, Appleton City and Shirley Harding, Baker, Louisiana; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral Mass will be Monday, May 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

ENGLAND, Gordon S.
1921-2005
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 4 2005 - Gordon S. England, 83, Clinton, formerly of the Kansas City area, died Wednesday, August 3, 2005, at the home of his son in Lee's Summit. Services will be Monday, August 8, at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore. Graveside services are Monday in Calhoun Cemetery. He was retired from GSA in Kansas City in 1982 with 30 years of government service. He was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II and part owner of England's Grandview Auction from 1977-1982. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty in 1990, and is survived by three sons, Michael (Sheila), George (Sandy), and Gordon (Diana); brother Dean (Jo); sisters, Marjorie Gromme, Evelyn Furst and Lois Humbert (Ken); brother-in-law Rex Baucom; six granddaughters, one grandson, three great-grandsons, four great-granddaughters with another due in September.

ENGLAND, Harry A. "Hap"
1921-2000
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Friday, Mar 10 2000 - Harry "Hap" A. England, son of Harry and Sarah Gertrude Arnold England, was born April 16, 1921, at Deepwater. He married Elizabeth Ann Douglass June 12, 1946. She preceded him in death, along with his parents and an infant daughter, Ann Elizabeth. He owned and operated England's Motel & Service Station from 1940 to 1970. He worked in sales for Stayton Motors, Readi Motors and was with Jim Raysik's sales force the last several years. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He is survived by two sons, Jeff D. England and wife, Laura L., Columbia, and Mike England and wife, Maria, Phoenix, Arizona; one daughter, Faith Johns and husband Jim, Clinton; four grandchildren, Jeremy Johns, St. Louis, Sarah Johns, Clinton, Scott England, Chicago, Illinois, and Matthew England, Warrensburg. Funeral services were held March 3, at the United Methodist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

ENGLAND, James
1863-1921
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James England, of Deepwater, died Thursday of last week, from injuries received in his coal mine on the 5th of March. He had not been in the mine for several months and had gone down to inspect it, when a big rock, without a warning noise, fell on his back and left side. Two men lifted the rock off him and he was taken home, but he was injured so that death resulted. Deceased was born in St. Louis in 1862, being 59 years of age, and had been a resident of Henry county for 36 years. He was a member of the Latter Day Saints church and was a Mason. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters: Chas. and Harry England, married and living in Deepwater, and Mrs. Earl Huey and Miss Mary England, at home. He also leaves three brothers and two sisters: William, Joseph, Edmund and Misses Jane and Elizabeth England, all living east of Clinton. Funeral services were conducted at the residence last Saturday, and the remains were interred in Englewood cemetery. About fifty Masons attended and conducted the services at the grave.

ENGLAND, Sarah H. ECCLES
1840-1890
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 15 1890 - Died, on Sunday at her home 4 miles southeast of Clinton, Mrs. Wm. England, 49, of complication of diseases. Born in Staffordshire, England, came to American when 7 to St. Clair County, Illinois, where she lived 24 years. In November, 1886, she moved to her present home. Leaves a husband, four sons, three daughters. A member of the Church of christ of Latter Day Saints but not identified with the church here. Elder I. N. White conducted the funeral and she rests in Englewood.

ENGLAND, William E.
1837-1906
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 9 1906 - William England died at his home at 3:30 on the morning of June 8, 1906. He had been sick for several months, but his family entertained hopes for his recovery. He was born at Nottingham, England in 1837. In the spring of 1858, he came to America. Arriving at Omaha, Nebraska, he joined a wagon train crossing the plains. In Utah, Wyoming and Idaho he endured the hardships and privations of a frontier life for a year and a half, during which time his only home was that afforded by nature and his bed a blanket and buffalo robe. In the latter part of 1859, he came to St. Louis, married Sarah Eccles in 1862. Ten children, six sons and four daughters, six surviving: James and Edmund England of Deepwater; William, Joseph, Sarah and Elizabeth, east of Clinton; nine grandchildren and as he was dearly loved by them, they mourn his departure. Shortly after his marriage he moved to St. Clair County, Illinois, then located in Henry County in 1886, four miles southeast of Clinton, living there until his death. His life was an honorable one and his children are indebted to him for his wise counsel and instructions to be honest and true.

ENOS, Kenneth A.
1968-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenneth A. Enos, 22, Columbia, died Saturday, August 10, 1991 at his home. He was born August 11, 1968 at Whiteman Air Force Base, son of Ronold and Mary Enos. Mr. Enos was a 1986 graduate of Cole Camp High School. He was a member of a Marine Corps reserve unit in Kansas City from June 1986 to June 1988 and served in the Navy for a year. He worked at Knernschield Manufacturing Co., Columbia. Survivors include a daughter, Wendy Enos, Ionia; his parents, of Mora; and a brother, Michael Enos, Columbia.

EPP, Eldon G.
1921-1999
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 24 1999 - Eldon G. Epp, 77, Clinton, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at the V. A. Medical Center in Kansas City. Eldon was born November 14, 1921, on a farm near Henderson, Nebraska, to Peter M. and Margaret Rempel Epp. He was married in 1941 to Mary Kippenstein Epp. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-45 in Europe, participating in the Normandy Landing and the Battle of the Bulge. Eldon worked as a mechanic and ran a farm in Henderson, Nebraska, followed by Fulton, until retiring to the Lake of the Ozarks at Sunrise Beach in 1968, and later moved to his present home in Clinton. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, the American Legion, the NRA and formerly the Lions Club. Eldon is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; son, Jerry and wife, Karen, and grandson Jeremy, Raytown; granddaughter, Kristin of Owassso, Oklahoma; brother, Harland and wife, Lily, and sister, Malinda Doell of Henderson, Nebraska. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, September 14. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

EPP, Mary Lee KLIPPENSTEIN
1920-2007
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 6 2007 - Mary Lee Epp was born on November 11, 1920, in Kansas City, the daughter of Anna (Pankratz) and John Klippenstein. She died at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, on November 16, 2007, at the age of 87 years. Mary was raised in Henderson, Nebraska. She was married to Eldon G. Epp in 1941, who preceded her in death on September 10, 1999. She assisted her husband in running the family farm near Henderson, Nebraska. In 1960, they moved to Fulton. After retiring. they moved to Sunrise Beach and later moved to Clinton in 1992. Mary was an accomplished seamstress and a devoted grandmother. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon, and her parents. She is survived by her son Jerry and his wife Karen, and grandson Jeremy, all of Raytown, and a granddaughter Kristin, Owasso, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Tuesday, November 20. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

EPPERSON, Velma Effie SMITH
1909-1997
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Velma Effie Epperson died Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 88 years, two months and 14 days. She was born April 25, 1909, in Eldridge, the oldest of 11 children of Elmer W. and Ollie D. Rodman Smith. She was married to Clyde Epperson November 3, 1982, in Warsaw. Mr. Epperson preceded her in death December 4, 1996. Velma worked as a nurse in nursing homes prior to her retirement. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church and Eagles Aerie #3667 Ladies Auxiliary. Even though Velma did not have any children of her own, she mothered all of her sisters and brothers and they looked up to Velma and respected her. Later her nieces and nephews were very close to her, some as close as grandchildren. Velma loved flowers and every year her yard was filled with an array of God's beauty. The last few years. Velma could not plant and care for her flowers, which she loved so much, so her nieces would come and plant and help her tend them. Then Velma would smile and proudly show her precious flowers to everyone who entered her home. Velma will be missed by all of us, but the memory of her will live on. She is survived by one sister, Leota Routh and husband Alva. Clinton; two brothers-in-law, John Epperson, Kansas City, and Claude Stotts, Deepwater; five sisters-in-law. Lucille Miller, Chillicothe, Ruby Smith, Clinton, Berniece Breimer, Chanute, Kansas, Velma Smith of Canada and Doris Boley, Brookfield; her aunt, Velma Rodman, Clinton; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Also friends, Linda Lonkert and Little Velma, whom she thought of as a daughter and granddaughter. In addition to her husband. she was preceded in death by her parents and brothers and sisters, Ray, Rolla, Ralph, Russell, Alice, Jessie, Roy, Virginia and Robert. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12. at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was Englewood Cemetery under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.

EPPLE, LaVon SCHMIDT
1922-2005
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 27 2005 - LaVon Schmidt Epple, 82, Sedalia, died Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia. She was born September 1, 1922, in Sedalia, daughter of William Stanley and Sarah Elizabeth (Farris) Schmidt. She was married to Theodore Epple, who died February 1974. She had attended Broadway Elementary School and Smith-Cotton High School. She had been a hairdresser in Clinton and Sedalia for over 20 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sedalia. She is survived by one brother, Charles C. Schmidt, Topeka, Kansas; four sisters, Lillian Caldwell, Lucille Busker, both of Sedalia, Irma Jean Leibach, Chesterfield, and Mary Sue Sutton, Topeka, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husband Ted; her parents and two brothers, Bill and Sam Schmidt. Funeral services will be Friday, January 28, at Ewing-Schutte, Semler Funeral Home, Sedalia. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

ERHART, Donald Eugene
1940-2014
Donald Eugene Erhart, son of Carl J. and Ruth S. (Knierim) Erhart, was born in Appleton City, Missouri on November 24, 1940. He passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Appleton City at the age of 73. Don graduated from the School for the Blind in St. Louis, Missouri. He later moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he worked for Alphapointe as a pen assembler for 37 years. After he retired in December of 1998, Don moved to Montrose, Missouri where he could kick back and enjoy the country life and root on his favorite teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Cardinals. Don also enjoyed listening to music and spending time with family. In 2011, he moved to Appleton City, Missouri. Don was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert Erhart and Jim Erhart; sister, Jo Brinson; and niece, Christine A. Thomas. Survivors include: niece, LeeAnn Lawrence; nephews, Michael Thomas, Robert Erhart, Jr., and Michael Erhart, several great-nieces and nephews. Services were held at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City on Saturday, September 13, followed by a private family inurnment at the Montrose Cemetery.

ERHART, Frank Albert Watkins
1877-1947
Snodgrass Union Cemetery, Bates Co, MO
Frank A. Erhart is Buried Sunday - Funeral services for Frank A. Erhart, 70 years old, were held Sunday at the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Frank Albert Watkins Erhart son of Albert and Elizabeth Erhart was born January 30, 1877 at the farm home of his parents five miles north of Montrose. On August 7, he became ill in the night and suddenly passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. Oden O. Blew, with whom he had made his home for the past twelve years, when a serious operation made it necessary for him to leave his home in the Mt. Hope community. He was the youngest of nine children, all of whom preceded him in death except his brother Gus, of Appleton City, and his sister Cora, of Montrose. The father of the family passed away when Frank was four years old. When the others had married and had their homes he remained with his mother giving her the greatest of care and devotion until her death twenty years ago. He attended Mt. Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church during its existence, later affiliating with the Montrose church. Among Mr. Erhart's greatest pleasures were contributing to his church, the Mt. Hope Community Club, the Snodgrass Union Cemetery, and helping his family and friends. Besides the brother and sister who survive him, his nieces and nephews who were especially fond of him and who count among their treasured memories going to grandmothers and Uncle Frank's. In later years the great nieces and nephews were a source of interest and pleasure to him, and they also will miss his love and affection. Burial was in the Snodgrass Union Cemetery with the other members of his family. Relatives from out-of-town attending the services were the brother, J. A. Erhart and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Phinney and Gene, Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Barnes of Appleton City; Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Allison, Kansas City; sister-in-law, Mrs. Ed Erhart and Billy Ed, Appleton City; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Erhart, Jo Francis and Robert, Mt. Hope, Miss Ruby Erhart, Kansas City; neices, Mrs. Alta Tucker, Mrs. Lloyd Sullivan, Miami, Oklahoma. - Funeral Folder from Eckhoff Funeral Home, Appleton City, Mo: "In memory of Frank Albert Erhart. Date of birth: January 30, 1877; Date of Death: August 7, 1947; Date and Hour of Services: Sunday, Aug. 10, held at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Montrose, Mo. Place of Interment: Snodgrass Union Cemetery.

ERHART, John Franklin "Frank"
1880-1904
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 20 1904 - Frank Erhardt, who lived five miles northwest of Deepwater, becoming despondent over the death of his wife, which occurred on the 6th, committed suicide Monday evening. We take the following from the Deepwater World: From the meager facts obtainable, we learn that Mr. Erhardt had left the house about 5 o'clock, taking with him a host gun, saying that he was going down on the creek to kill some ducks. On not returning in a short time, a search was made and soon his lifeless body was found about 200 yards from the house. The supposition is that on coming to a barbed wire fence, he placed the gun on the wire so that the barb would pull the trigger. The full charge of shot took effect in his side and death must have been instantaneous. The unfortunate man's wife died about two weeks ago and it is the belief of all that brooding over her death caused him to decide on killing himself. At the time of her death, we are told, he made the remark that he would not be here very long. He had previously written a note telling of what disposition to be made of his property and for his sister to take charge of the infant child. the deceased was the son of Paul Erhardt and wife and his death is to be regretted by all. He will be buried by the side of his wife in LaDue Cemetery.

ERHART, Malvina COFFELT
1832-1910
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died, Mrs. Nicholas Erhart, at her home ten miles south of Clinton, October 1, 1910. She was Malvina Coffelt, born in Knox County, Ky., March 11, 1832; brought to Missouri in 1835, married Mr. Erhart July 11, 1855. One son and seven daughters, four dying in early life. The four living are Mrs. Malvina Dutro, Georgia Layman, Ida Adkins and Nellie Harness. Sixteen grandchildren. Early in life she joined the Baptist Church. At the close of the Civil War, she joined the M. E. Church. She and her husband, through the period of the Civil war which tried men's hearts, were unwavering in their loyalty to their country. She was commanding in her personal appearance, smiling and cheerful in disposition.

ERHART, Mary Lucille HOUK
1926-2010
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2010 - Mary Erhart of New Haven died on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at home. Funeral service will be Thursday, June 17 at Memorial Baptist Church in New Haven. There will be a Graveside Service Friday, June 18, at 2:30 p.m. at Norris Cemetery in Hartwell, Missouri. Mary was born, November 23, 1926 in Hartwell, Missouri to Richard and Lucy Harbstreet Houk and they preceded her in death. She married Edmund Erhart on September 9, 1950 and he also preceded her in death. Mary worked at Forum Cafeteria for several years and later worked at Hamilton Medical Center in St. Louis. Mary is survived by daughter, Michelle Brune, husband Duane of New Haven; one sister, Hazel Brown, husband Alvin of Foristell; two grandchildren, Mikala and Mark Brune of New Haven. She is also preceded in death by two brothers.

ERICKSON, Fern Easley
1920-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 7 2007 - Fern Easley Erickson died April 29, 2007, at Ravenwood Nursing and Care Center, Waterloo. Iowa, of natural causes. She was born August 29. 1920 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She moved to Fort Dodge. Iowa, as a teenager where she married and raised her family. She resided In Missouri for the past 45 years before moving to Iowa to be closer to family. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and her husband. She is survived by two daughters, Judith Rovins (Leonard) of West Point, Connecticut, and Janet Van Note(Howard) of Waterloo, Iowa; two grandsons, Lane McCumsey (Erin) of Brainerd, Minnesota, and Scott McCumsey (Cori) of Silver Bay, Minnesota, and two great-grandchildren, Cassidy McCumsey and Camdyn McCumsey of Brainerd, Minnesota. Private family memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements for the family were by Locke Funeral Home.

ERICKSON, Frances P.
1915-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Clinton, MO - Frances P. Erickson, 80, Warsaw, died Tuesday, February 27, 1996, at Warsaw Health Care Center.

ERTZINGER, Lelia Mae
1910-2007
South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, Whitley Co, IN
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2007 - Lelia M. Ertzinger, 96, Clinton, died Friday, January 12, 2007, at Overland Park Regional Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 16, at Clinton Methodist Church. Graveside services will be Friday, January 19, at South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, Indiana. She was born in Huntington County, Indiana. She married Dr. George L. Ertzinger June 6, 1936, and he died April 21, 1994. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Samaritan Builders Sunday School Class, the United Methodist Women, and the Fun and Fellowship Senior Group as long as her health permitted. She is survived by one daughter Nancy Ossenford, and one grandson, Adam Ossenford, both of Clinton, and one sister Enid Graham of Warren, Indiana.

ERWIN, Donald Eugene
1931-1968
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Donald E. Erwin, 35, Bend, Ore., died Saturday evening as the result of a car accident near his home. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Erwin of Urich. Funeral services were held in Bend Tuesday, and following cremation, the remains will be brought to Urich for burial Thursday, under the direction of the Snow Funeral Home. Surviving Mr. Erwin besides his parents are his wife, Mary, and two sons, Mark and Dan of the home; three brothers, Gary Erwin of Bend, Ore., David Erwin of Butler and Stephen Erwin of Urich.

ERWIN, Edith Irene
1927-1997
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edith Irene Erwin, 70, Clinton, formerly of Independence, died Wednesday, August 27, 1997. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 30, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Erwin was born August 2, 1927, in Versailles. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and a charter member of the Sycamore Hills Baptist Church, Independence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Erwin in 1980. Survivors include her daughter Cheryl I. Johney of Carmel, Indiana; her sister Anna D. Knight of Alexandria, Virginia; three grandchildren, Eric, Alan and Amanda.

ERWIN, Eugene E. "Gene"
1910-2004
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 11 2004 - Eugene E. "Gene" Erwin, the second child of Walter H. and Ada King Erwin, was born January 4, 1910, in Urich and died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at his home. He attended grade and high school in Urich and upon graduation attended Park College for two years, then one year at Kansas City Business College. After completion of his school he entered into a banking career with his father and brother. He was married to Louise Morlan, who preceded him in death August 20, 1996. To this union four sons were born, Donald, David, Gary and Stephen. His sons, David Erwin and wife Glenda, Lowry City, Gary Erwin of Mt. Home, Arkansas, and Stephen Erwin and his wife Jeannie, Urich; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one sister, Elizabeth Huser of Coronado, California, survive him. In addition to his parents and wife, one son Donald Erwin, and one brother Frank Erwin, preceded him in death. Eugene was an elder in Evangel Presbyterian Church in Urich. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #548 of Clinton for over 73 years. He had a keen interest in livestock farming and an interest with his son Stephen, on a cattle operation on the Ballard Farm, which has been in the family for over 80 years, having been inherited by his wife, Louise. He had a great interest living in the 21st Century and being able to see the accomplishments that were made each day. He kept up on the daily news and looked forward to working the daily crossword puzzles in the paper. He was proud to be chosen "Man of the Year" at the Urich Reunion in 2000. Funeral services were held at Consalus Chapel, Urich, Monday, July 5. Final disposition was in the Urich Cemetery.

ERWIN, Frank Noble
1905-1998
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frank N. Erwin died at his home in Lee's Summit, August 10, 1998, at the age of 92 years, 10 months and 23 days. Mr. Erwin was born September 17, 1905, in Urich, the son of Walter H. and Ada King Erwin. He attended the University of Missouri and on December 26, 1939, he married Nevaleen Williams who preceded in death November 17, 1996. For over 50 years, Mr. Erwin was one of the primary owners of the Bank of Urich. He was president of the bank and retired in 1981. He lived all his life in Urich until moving to Lee's Summit 12 years ago. He was a former member of the Henry County Library Board, Henry County Museum Board, Henry County Defense Council, WW II, Henry County School Reorganization Board, Modern Woodmen of America; also secretary of Urich School Board for 20 years, charter member of Urich Lions Club, a member of the 50-year Club of Missouri Bankers' Association and the Masonic Lodge for over 65 years. He was a lifelong member of the Urich Presbyterian, now Evangel Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and secretary of Sunday school for many years. He is survived by one son, Robert K. Erwin and wife, Jane, Lee's Summit; one daughter, Sandra Coblentz, Windsor; one brother, Eugene Erwin, Urich; one sister, Elizabeth Huser, Coronado, California; four grandchildren, Kristin Coblentz, Blue Springs, Cara Rogers, Holden, Robb Erwin and Susan Erwin, both of Lee's Summit; two great-grandsons, Zachary Rogers, Austin Rogers and one great-granddaughter, Rachel Rogers, all of Holden; also numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 13, at Consalus Chapel in Urich. Burial was In Urich Cemetery.

ERWIN, Nevaleen WILLIAMS
1906-1996
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nevaleen Williams Erwin was born August 28, 1906, in rural St. Clair County, to Oda E. and Carrie Borum Williams. She died at Lee's Summit Hospital, November 17, 1996, at the age of 90. Nevaleen graduated from Appleton City High School in 1923 and began her teaching career the following autumn at age 17, earning college credits each summer. On December 26, 1939, she married Frank Noble Erwin and to this union two children were born, Sandra Sue and Robert king. She returned to teaching when the children were of school age and completed 31 years, the last 13 at Clinton Junior High School. Nevaleen and Frank made their home in Urich for 47 years before moving to Lee's Summit in 1986 to be near their children and grandchildren. Mrs. Erwin loved children and after retirement continued her interest and involvement in issues pertaining to their well-being. Her special delight was in her own grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also was thrilled that many former students continued to stay in touch regularly. An avid reader, she pursued numerous hobbies including oil painting and needlework, which she enjoyed sharing with family and friends. Until the past three weeks, she was remarkably independent and successful in handling daily living tasks and caring for Frank and their home. Nevaleen found Christ at an early age and was baptized in a stream near Ohio Christian Church. She later became a member of Urich Evangel Presbyterian Church. She was a 50-year member of Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron; also a member of Clinton Chapter of DAR, and a life member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by her husband, Frank, of the home; one son, Robert Erwin and wife, Jane, Lee's Summit; one daughter, Sandra Coblentz, Windsor; four grandchildren, Robert Erwin, Jr., Susan Erwin, Kirstin Coblentz, Cara Rogers and husband, Jason; three great-grandchildren, Zachary Rogers, Rachel Rogers and Austin Rogers; one sister, Naomi Renken, Lee's Summit; two brothers, Kelly Williams, Lee's Summit, and Don Williams, Brandenton, Florida; many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives who mourn her passing. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 19, at the Consalus Chapel in Urich. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

ERWIN, Robert King "Bob"
1947-2007
Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 20 2007 - Robert (Bob) King Erwin, loving husband, father and friend to many, passed away on September 13, 2007, at Dallas Regional Medical Center at the age of 60. Born in Appleton City on February 24, 1947, Bob was raised in Urich and graduated from Clinton High School in 1965. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1970. Bob had a 30-year career in accounting with the AT&T family of companies in Lee's Summit and the Dallas, Texas area and retired from Lucent Technologies in Mesquite, Texas, in 2001. His passion for work led him to return as the cost accounting manager for Luminator, a small manufacturing company in Plano, Texas. The family resided in Lee's Summit for many years. He was a Junior Achievement advisor, deacon at First Presbyterian Church and very active in Boy Scout Troop 264. Since 1998, Bob and his wife, Jane, have resided in Rockwall, Texas. Bob is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jane Erwin; his son, Robert King Erwin Jr. and his wife Terri, and stepson, Clayton of Jefferson City; his daughter Susan Liebnau and husband Dan, O'Fallon. Survivors also include Bob's sister Sandra Coblentz of Windsor and beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Neveleen Erwin. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 22, at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. A graveside service will follow at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens.

ESDERTS, Mary Marcia AMBROSE
1925-2003
Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 24 2003 - Avid gardener, pecan hunter, daughter, dedicated mother and friend, she was born Mary Marcia Ambrose on September 10, 1925, as an only child to Tom and Adel (Ehlen) Ambrose in Kansas City. She fell asleep in death September 27, 2003. Marcia lived her early years in Kansas City and Miller County. In the early 1930s, the young Ambrose family had a Midwest-to-California dust bowl trek with highlights including orange-blossom scented air, horses and her aunt's cattle ranch. Her father would long tell stories of Marcia being one of the ranch hand's favorite lasso targets. Returning to Missouri she was enrolled in the Iberia Academy from which she was graduated and Drury School of Business in Kansas City. Working most of her career for the federal government she traveled to Berlin, Germany, at the end of World War Ii with the military occupation forces as a civilian contractor from 1946-1948. Being there during the blockade she remembered watching the famous "candy drops" from American aircraft bringing in supplies. This is where she met and married her husband William J. Esderts in 1948. From this union came two daughters, Yvonne and Joyce. The family moved with the military for a few years. Coming back to Missouri as a single mother she settled her children with her parents on their farm between Lowry City and Osceola. She worked in Kansas City for various federal agencies such as Social Security, EPA and the Corps of Engineers coming home to the farm every weekend for many years to spend as much time as possible with her daughters. She retired in 1980 to share a home with her mother in Clinton until Adel's death in 1989. Together they enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning, as well as traveling to see children and grandchildren. Marcia spent many volunteer hours with the Bloodmobile, reading with elementary students at the Catholic School, secretary to the local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Church of the Brethren outside of Osceola. The week before her death she traveled to the Denver area for her only granddaughter's wedding. She enjoyed herself immensley while spending time with all of her grandchildren and attending the wedding. Following a short respiratory crisis she passed away peacefully with both daughters and son-in-law, Richard, at her side. Marcia is survived by daughter Yvonne, her husband Richard Gilstrap and their children Christopher and wife Heather and Amy and husband Gabriel Guy, all of Denver, Colorado area, and daughter Joyce, her husband Bill Rupp and their sons Thomas and Michael from Orcas Island, Washington. She also leaves numerous cousins and friends throughout the area. - She died Saturday, September 27, 2003, at Aurora Medication Center, Aurora, Colorado. Funeral services were Thursday, October 2, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. Burial in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola.

ESHELMAN, Gladys Mae ANDERSON
1917-2003
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 3 2003 - Gladys Mae Eshelman, 86, Clinton, died Sunday, September 14, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born near Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, on January 17, 1917, the sixth child and fifth daughter of Augusta (Conner) and Everett Anderson. Her parents, brother and sisters preceded her in death. Following graduation from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, Gladys taught home economics for several years before her marriage to Stanley R. Eshelman, June 2, 1945, while he was on active duty with the Air Force. After discharge from the service, Stan joined Clearfield Cheese Company in Pennsylvania and he and Gladys moved to Clinton in 1949. Gladys was an active participant in a number of clubs and organizations. An avid reader, she served as librarian for the United Methodist Church for 25 years. Under her supervision, the library expanded to a resource for all ages and interests, including audio as well as print selections. An expert bridge player, Gladys enjoyed duplicate and party bridge and played both in the week preceding her death. Family memories include her intellect, humor, generosity, skill as a seamstress, cook and "gatherer of the family" for holidays and special occasions. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Stan, of the home; two sons, Ross E. Eshelman and wife Peggy, Clinton, and James A. Eshelman and wife Rebecca, Durham, North Carolina; two daughters, Jane M. Kaly and husband, Mark, Brookville, Florida, and Rosemary L. Jones and husband, Matthew, Red Lion, Pennsylvania, and eight grandchildren, Stan K. Eshelman, mark Eshelman, Laura Eshelman, Emily Eshelman, Amanda Eshelman, Priscilla Jones, Charles Jones and Lydia Jones. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 16, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

ESHELMAN, Stanley Ross
1920-2015
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 11 2016 - Stanley "Stan" R. Eshelman, 95, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton.  Stanley was born in Bigler, Pennsylvania, on May 11, 1920, the third of six sons and one daughter born to Stella (Fulton) and Ross B. Eshelman.  Upon graduation from Clearfield High School in 1937, he went to work in the Report Department of National Credit In Pittsburgh, then worked as bookkeeper/shipping clerk at Williamsgrove Brickyard in Bigler.  He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in January of 1942, serving until November of 1945, when he was discharged as Second Lieutenant in the Air Force, qualified as bombardier, navigator and armorer.  Between high school graduation and enlistment, Stan met Gladys Mae Anderson of Vandergift, Pennsylvania, when she was visiting college friends in Bigler.  Thus began a courtship which continued through correspondence after Stan's Induction.  Stan and Gladys were married on June 2, 1945, in San Antonio, Texas, while Stan was still on active duty.  After military service, Stan went to work for Clearfield Cheese Company in Curwensville, Pennsylvania.  In 1948 he moved to Clinton to help establish the Clinton Clearfield Cheese Plant where he served as office manager until he retired in 1983.  Stan was a United Way campaigner, promoter of equal employment opportunity and civil rights, volunteer for the Samaritan Center, docent at the Henry County Museum, 20 plus gallon donor to the Red Cross, Clinton city collector and was actively involved in many other civic and charitable organizations and campaigns.  He and Gladys were longtime members of the Clinton United Methodist Church where they served in a variety of ways.  Stan enjoyed gardening, bowling, square dancing, golf and bridge. In his later years he exercised daily, played golf regularly and remained active in community service until he moved to Jefferson Gardens assisted living in November of 2013. While there, he enjoyed outings with friends and family, playing bridge, good food and daily banter with the staff.  He faced challenges to his health with grace and determination.  He will be remembered most for his wry wit, good nature and generosity.  In addition to Gladys, his wife of 58 years, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James, and sister, Mary Jane, who died as young children, and by brothers, Raymond and Robert.  He is survived by his children Ross E. (Peggy), James A. (Rebecca) Eshelman, Jane M. (Mark) Kaly and Rosemary L. (Matthew) Jones; grandchildren, Stan (Kristin) and Mark (Cristina) Eshelman, Laura, Emily and Amanda Eshelman, Pricilla, Charley and Lydia Jones; great-grandchildren, Delila, Phoebe, Jacquelyn, Nicholas and Zelena; two brothers, Alfred (Jeanne) and Tom (Verna Clare, dec.), and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Jo Ann Lindsey, with whom he shared a loving commitment during the last decade of his life.  Services were held December 29 at Clinton United Methodist Church. Interment was in Vansant Road Cemetery.

ESHLEMAN, Lloyd
1941-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lloyd Eshleman, 52, Windsor, died Saturday afternoon, January 15, 1994, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born March 15, 1941 in Kansas City, the son of Milton V. Eshleman and Anna Elizabeth Howard Eshleman. On July 14, 1962, in Kansas City, Ks., he married Gloria Dee Bevans, who survives of the home. Mr. Eshleman was the co-owner and operator of the G&L Liquor Store, Windsor, for 18 years before retiring in December 1991. He was a member of the Windsor Country Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Tim Eshleman, Kansas City and Tom Eshleman of the home; three brothers, Howard Eshleman, Independence, Don Eshleman, Phoenix, Az., and Bob Howard, Independence; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ed Eshleman. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 18, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

ESTELL, Ira Lee
1901-1971
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Ira Lee Estell was born in Henry County, MO, near Racket, August 29, 1901, one of five children born to Francis Marion Estell and Millie Julian Estell, all of whom preceded him in death. The family moved to Clinton in 1906 and Ira spent his entire life in the Clinton area, with the exception of three years in Blackwell, OK. Ira and Otha M. Sell were united in marriage June 4, 1921, and to this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Harry Fantz (Violet). Funeral services were held Monday, March 8, 1971 at Vansant Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

ESTEP, Carl J. "Jake"
1920-2000
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carl J. "Jake" Estep, son of Carl Alvin and Dorothy Dimple Estep, was born February 11, 1920 in Urich and died Wednesday, apriil 19, 2000, at his home in Gladstone. Jake was 1937 graduate of Urich High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was married to Winifred Barth in 1941. He retired from TWA after working as a mechanic for 28 years. He was a member of the Aerospace and Machinists Workers Union, the Urich American legion Post 371, the Urich Christian Church and several antique care clubs. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Gary, who died November 12, 1991. He is survived by his wife, Winifred, of the home; his daughter-in-law, Cheryl Estep of Gladstone; four grandchildren, Brent Estep of Kearney, Brett Estep and wife, Amy, Richmond, Andrea Estep and fiance, Dustin Wescott of Lenexa, Kansas, and Julie Estep of Gladstone, as well as two great-grandchildren, Amber and Abigail Estep of Richmond. Graveside services and burial was in the Urich Cemetery on Saturday, April 2.

ESTEP, Estella Ann HENSELMANN
1935-2011
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Estella Ann Estep was one of two daughters born to Fred William and Phyliss Elizabeth (Moore) Henselmann, was born May 11, 1935 in Appleton City, Missouri. She passed away peacefully February 13, 2011 at Julia Temple Healthcare Center in Englewood, Colorado at 75 years of age. Estella lived most of her life in the Appleton City area, graduating from Appleton City High School. She spent several years accompanying her husband to where he was stationed while serving in the military. Estella was a loving mother and grandmother. She liked to crochet, enjoyed flowers and loved to watch birds, especially cardinals. In 1982 Estella moved to Colorado and she was employed as an apartment manager in Aurora and then Denver. She had been a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church while living in Appleton City and she later transferred her membership to a Methodist church near her home in Colorado. Her son, Charles, became ill and Estella stayed home to care for him until his passing in July 2003. Estella was preceded in death by her parents and her son Charles William Estep. Survivors include her son, Terry Henselmann and wife Sarah of Shell Knob, Missouri; five grandchildren, Amy Louise Henselmann, William Joel Henselmann both of Shell Knob, Jessica Elaine Henselmann of Concordia, Missouri, Jennifer Lynn Shuey and husband Russell of Warrensburg, Missouri and Theresa Marie Hayden and husband James, Sr. of Salisbury, Missouri; seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Jean Piepmeier; numerous cousins; and a very dear friend, Cindy Gordon who shared the good times and bad. Funeral services on Feb. 18, 2011, at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Mo. Burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

ESTES, Roy L.
1916-2004
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 3 2004 - Roy L. Estes, 87, Clinton, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born December 17, 1916, the youngest son of John and Alice (Green) Estes, who preceded him in death. Raised at Kings Prairie near Gerster, he married Vera Cauthon December 23, 1938. He worked for R. L. Faubion Tank company, Bossert tool and later Goldblat Tool Company, Kansas City. He retired in 1981 and moved to Clinton. In addition to his parents, his older brother Alva, and two grandsons, Jeremy and Roy Dwayne, preceded him in death. His wife of 65 years, Vera; two sons, James and wife, Gaby, Plainview, Texas; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive him. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 3, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Kings Prairie Cemetery.

ESTOPPEY, Harold
1920-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 8 2008 - Harold Estoppey, father of Linda Greer and father-in-law of Neil Greer, Clinton, died Saturday, December 29, 2007, In Centralia Illinois, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born July 16, 1920, and married Nellis Hawkins March 28, 1948. She survives him at their home in Centralia. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his other daughters, Sharon and husband Don Blakey, Atasocita, Texas, Nancy and husband Mike Buettner, Centralia, and his son Jeff and wife Leticia, Camarillo, California. He had 10 grandchildren, including Jason Greer and wife Kathy, Springfield, and Tara Carter and husband Steve, Clinton. He also had six great-grandchildren and one niece Mary Ann Barnes of Creve Couer. He was a retired postal worker and served in World War II In the Philippines as a sergeant of Company K In the 381st Infantry. He was wounded in action in Okinawa, Japan, and received the Purple Heart as well as two Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He was the oldest member of the 1st Baptist Church In Centralia having been a member since he was 10 years old. Burial was in Centralia at Hillcrest Cemetery.

ETHERTON, Herbert Raymond "Sonny"
1938-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2008 - Herbert R. (Sonny) Etherton, son of Harold George and Opal Betty (Russell) Etherton, was born in Harrisonville on Aug. 22, 1938, and died at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, on May 5, 2008, at the age of 69 years. Sonny had lived in Olathe, Kansas, and Roeland Park, Kansas, where he worked for Proctor & Gamble as a pipe-fitter before retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Deepwater Christian Church and the Independent Chemical & Oil Union, Kansas City, Kansas. He was married to Maureen Teresa Delaney Etherton, who survives of the home. He is also survived by his two sons, Michael Etherton and Paul Bojeck, both of Kansas City, Kansas; a sister, Betty Zantello, Kansas City, and a grandson, Brett Etherton, Stilwell, Kansas. Funeral services were held at Deepwater Christian Church, Deepwater, on Friday, May 9. Cremation followed the service.

ETHERTON, Mary B.
1902-1994
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary B. Etherton, 91, Osceola, died Tuesday, January 11, 1994 at Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mrs. Etherton was born in Gilliam, Mo. She lived in Kansas City and Gravois Mills before moving to Osceola in 1980. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Osceola. Graveside services will be Thursday, January 13, 1994 at the Osceola Cemetery.

ETTER, Imogene N. SWEARINGEN
1926-2012
Imogene Etter, age 86, of Clinton, Missouri, formerly of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas. Imogene was born in Tipton, Oklahoma the daughter of Ned and Juanita Pearl (Martin) Swearingen. She worked for Farmer's Insurance as Secretary before she retired. Imogene was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and the Elks Ladies Auxiliary 427 of Wichita. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ned and Juanita Swearingen; her husband, Lendell in 1995 and her brother, Van Swearingen. Imogene is survived by her son Gregg Etter and wife, Bonnie of Clinton; grandchildren, Gregg Jr. and wife Jung of Dallas, Texas, Alex, Nick and Ben all of Clinton and twin great granddaughters on the way.

ETTERS, Helga Margarete Herta SCHAL
1935-2011
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 21 2011 - Helga Margarete Herta Schal Etters was born in Berlin. Germany, the daughter of Arbeter Alfred Ernst Schal and Ilse Auguste Gerborene (Wurzinger) Schal. She died on February 18, 2011, at her home in Clinton at the age of 75 years. Helga was married to William J. Etters who preceded her in death on September 13, 2001. She and Bill owned Wiley (Uchie's) Fine Foods and later the Windmill Restaurant. She was well known in the area and her interests included bowling, sewing, painting and bridge. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann Sell of Lincoln: her three sons, Michael Etters of Clinton, Bill Alfred Etters of Odessa and Bob James Etters of Warrensburg; one brother, Gunther Schal of Berlin, Germany, as well as seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Wednesday, February 23. Inurnment was in Englewood Cemetery.

ETTERS, William Johnson
1932-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 2 2001 - On September 13, 2001, at approximately 2:30 p.m., William Johnson Etters, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather died from complications due to congestive heart failure at Research Hospital in Kansas City. He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on November 2, 1932, to William and Ruth Etters and spent many of his years in Camp Hill, a suburb of Harrisburg. He spent his teenage summers chefing and waiting at a resort in Estes Park, Colorado, where he developed his love for the food service industry and later decided to make it his life goal by attending Denver University and majoring in restaurant management. He served in the military in the mid-1950s in Berlin, Germany, where he met and later married his wife of over 44 years, Helga Schal. The family later moved to the Los Angeles area where he took a job as director of Hospital Food Operations for Mannings Food and served in that capacity until 1966 when he took a job with Topsy's International as director of operations, moving the family to Blue Springs in 1967. In 1972 he left Topsy's and tried several businesses, but ended up coming back into food service when he bought Wiley's Fine Foods on the Clinton Square in 1973 from Ida Wiley. In 1974 he also purchased Winsteads Restaurant on Highway 7 which he later renamed Win-Mill and ran as a successful enterprise, until 1999. He was a dedicated husband and nurturing father who taught his children the meaning of hard work and dedication and that when you gave your word it was as good as any written contract. He is survived by his wife of the home, Helga; his children, Michael of Clinton, Ruth Sell of Lincoln, William of Odessa, Robert of Warrensburg; his grandchildren, Jason, Kevin, Travis, Denise and Brian, and his great-grandchildren, Spencer and Haydon. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, September 18. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens.

ETZKORN, Doris J.
1927-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2002 - Doris J. Etzkorn, 75, Collins, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at Community Springs Nursing Center in ElDorado Springs. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 24, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola.

EVANOFF, Alexander
1925-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 11 2002 - Alexander Evanoff, 76, Clinton, died Wednesday, February 6, 2002. Alex was born in Oklahoma City on September 11, 1925. He went to his parents' home country of Bulgaria when he was 12 and returned to the United States when he was 13. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 41 for 27 years as a local driver for Crouch Truck Line in the Kansas City area. He retired in 1985. He was an Army veteran of World War II. One of his proudest accomplishments was founding Boy Scout Troop #531 at Warford Elementary School in 1966. He was proud to see his twin sons, Larry and Gary, as well as his grandson, Dusty, achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Alex was also inducted into the tribe of Mic-O-Say. His tribal name was Gallant Hornet. He loved to fish, hunt and garden and could repair anything to work again. Alex lived in Kansas City most of his adult life, moving to Clinton in 1989. His parents, Marco and Sophia Evanoff and three sisters and a brother, Rosie Oxner, Thelma Wilson, Mary Rose and Wessel Evanoff preceded Alex in death. His wife of 50 years, Mollie; two sons and a daughter, Larry Evanoff and wife, Debbie, Gary Evanoff and fiancee, Susan, Debbie Mize and husband, Craig; four grandchildren, Kris Evanoff, Leslie Evanoff, Michelle Evanoff and Dusty Evanoff; two sisters and a brother (all of Oklahoma), Alga Fuller, Helen Coley and John Evanoff survive him. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive him. Cremation. A memorial service was held at D. W. Newcomer and Sons, Overland Park, Kansas, on Saturday, February 9.

EVANS, Annie Delight "Bessie" SMITH
1913-2009
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2009 - Annie (Bessie) Delight (Smith) Evans, 95, formerly of Clinton, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Graveside services will be Friday, May 29, at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Annie was born July 8, 1913, in Iconium, locally known as Smith Bend, to John Isaac Plutarch and Ida Elizabeth (Gilbert) Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roy Smith; her twin sister, Lydia Delene Smith, and two older sisters, Hannah Beckner and Elsie Elliott. Annie is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Moxley of Kansas City and Norma Grunwald of Mt. Vernon; two grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Grunwald of Pensacola, Florida, and Bryan Grunwald of Mt. Vernon; two great-grandchildren, Jenna Rae Newman and Logan Jack Newman, and nieces and nephews. Annie had a zest for life and enjoyed family, friends and anyone who would care to converse with her. Annie was rich with her friendship and wanted everyone to be happy. She loved the "old timey" songs and loved to dance. Even into her 90's she could carry a tune and tap her feet to the music. She was a living joy and brought happiness to those she knew. She will be missed but her spirit will live on with those fortunate enough to have known her. For many years, Annie worked outside her home in both Clinton and Kansas City. She held many positions, including practical nurse, waitress and factory worker. Upon retiring, she returned to Clinton to be closer to her family. For the last few years, she resided at the Lawrence Count Manor in Mt. Vernon.

EVANS, Bobbie E.
1930-2014
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2014 - Bobbie E. Evans, 84, Clinton, died Thursday afternoon, October 16, 2014, at his home in Clinton. He was born February 22, 1930, in Clinton, the son of James Robert Evans and Clara Nadine (Lynn) Evans. On August 6, 1956, also in Clinton, he married Daisy Maxine Yearout and she survives of the home. Mr. Evans worked for the United States Postal Service for almost 40 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict from 1950 until 1954. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Clinton. He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader and an honorary member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say of the Boy Scouts. Enjoying hunting, fishing, water skiing and camping made him an avid outdoorsman. Cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals and working in his yard were also things he enjoyed. In addition to his wife, Maxine, survivors include two sons, Rick E. Evans and Julie, Clinton, and Timothy E. Evans and his wife, Sherri, Bentonville, Arkansas; two grandsons, Chris Evans and his wife, Ashley, Ozark, and Chad Evans, Springfield; a granddaughter, Maleigha Evans, Bentonville, Arkansas; a great-granddaughter, Andie Evans; a great-grandson, Campbell Evans; three brothers, Donn Evans and his wife, Mary, Clinton, Kenny Evans and his wife, Judy, Warsaw, and David "Red" Evans and his wife, Marsha, Clinton, and several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Doris Murphy, a brother, Eldon Evans, and a grandson, Chantry Evans. Funeral services will be Monday, October 20, at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton (formerly Clinton Memory Gardens), with military honors under the direction of the Clinton V.F.W. Post 1894.

EVANS, David Ellis
1959-2008
David E. Evans, age 49 of Windsor, Missouri passed away Monday, September 8, 2008 at University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri. Memorial services will be Saturday, September 13, 2008 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. He was born July 18, 1959 in Henry County, Missouri, the son of Forest A. and Peggy L. Miller Evans. He was married to Tammie Kay Wassam on December 6, 1992 in Windsor, Missouri. The family lived in Windsor and on a farm south of Windsor during most of his life. He graduated from Lincoln High School. After high school he joined the Navy. In l997 he graduated from State Fair Community College in Sedalia with a professional certificate in Practical Nursing and became a LPN. He worked as a nurse aide and practical nurse in various long term care facilities in the area. After his health failed in 2003, he became a stay-at-home Dad and cared for his two boys. David enjoyed reading including scripture reading. He loved to hunt and gunsmith. He enjoyed caring for others as a nurse. He was a member of the Hickory Chapel Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy L. Evans and his grandparents, Forest and Silvie Evans and Chester and Martha Miller. He is survived by his wife, Tammie Evans and two sons, Forest Wesley Evans and Thomas Everett Evans of the home and his father, Forest A. Evans and wife, Martha of rural Lincoln, Missouri.

EVANS, Dena M.
1916-2002
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2002 - Mrs. Dena M. Evans, 85, Osceola, died Monday, August 19, 2002, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 24, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with burial in the Osceola Cemetery.

EVANS, Edverda "Gyp" McCARTY ALLISON
1860-1928
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 1928 - Mrs. O. D. Evans died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph D. Cline, at Carthage, Sunday night, at 11:30, after an illness of several weeks with malarial fever and complications. She had been living in Carthage since the spring of 1927, moving there with her daughter, when Mr. Cline went into the furniture business there. Mrs. Evans had been homesick for Clinton and her old friends as here she had lived many years. She was one of those delightful women of the old south, of gentle spirit and kindly manner, who had a wide circle of friends. She was devoted to her home and her church and gave herself to every good work. Under her sweet spirit the Ladies' Aid Society was led many years during the time of raising funds for the new Presbyterian church. They cooked, baked, sewed and quilted to help raise the needed money. No task was too hard for her to do for her beloved church. It was a happy, smiling service. Well do we remember her supervising the various activities that were necessary to make the funds these dear good ladies had pledged for their church building. Edverda McCarty or "Gyp" as she was known to relatives and close friends, was born in Kansas City, Mo., on the corner of Ninth and Harrison street, December 27, 1860. Her father, Edward C. McCarty, was cashier and treasurer of one of the two banks that were in Kansas City at that time. She was a pretty little black-eyed baby, surrounded with every seeming luxury. Her parents were Virginians, and had settled a number of years before in Saline county, near Arrow Rock, where Ruth McCarty, now Mrs. E. A. Allison, the oldest daughter was born April 7, 1844. Their father had vision of what a wonderful center of population Kansas City was to become and had planned to make his home there. He was from the old South, but a staunch believer in the Union. State after state seceded during those black days of Civil war. He still stood by the Union until his mother state, Virginia seceded, then his sympathies went with the great Southland, still loving his country and his friends of the North. Those were troublesome days. After the great war was started the young Virginia banker's life was threatened, also that of his family. Not by the real Union people who fought squarely, but by the outlaws in Kansas that were invading Kansas City. He fled to Independence, and his wife and their children, left under the care of "Uncle Jim," the faithful old slave, who was really free as he was never bound by his good master. They had to leave their beautiful home with only one change of clothing in company of the faithful old darky, who drove the family carriage. The master met them in Independence and they drove to Arrow Rock to the home of Mrs. McCarty's father, Judge Bernis Brown. The old darky returned to Kansas City, but the only thing he managed to save for the white folks were a few family portraits. All the rest were lost. They decided to again brave Kansas City, and returned in 1863, but were forced to leave under the historical "Order No. 11". Some of the most valuable property in Kansas City in the central business district belonged to the McCarty's, but they never could get it as their deeds were lost during the war and the public records destroyed. After their return to Saline county, Ruth married E. Allison, May 28, 1868. Their honeymoon was spent on a Missouri river steamer and they returned and spent that summer in the famous old Arrow Rock tavern. Mr. Allison clerked in the store until fall and came to Clinton. They first lived in a cottage owned by Dr. Britts, where the Catholic Academy now stands. He first went into the grocery business and later into the dry goods business, and was a merchant here for many years. Her parents and brothers came to this county a little later and bringing with them little Gyp. They first lived on what is now the Judge Calvird farm, north of Clinton. About 50 years ago her father bought the farm where the McCartys still live. Little Gyp married O. D. Evans about 38 years ago and lived on a farm near the parental home until their children were old enough for high school and they moved to Clinton, and this was her home until the last years. Mr. Evans died five years ago. Their two children survive - Mrs. Ralph Cline of Carthage; and William Evans, northwest of Clinton. There are four grandchildren. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. E. Allison, Clinton; Miss Nannie McCarty, who lives with her two brothers, Charles and James, at the family home, northwest of Clinton, and Patrick Henry, in Nevada. Her body was brought to Clinton, Tuesday and taken to the Presbyterian church where the funeral services were conducted. Her body was laid beside her husband in Englewood.

EVANS, Emmett C.
1943-2006
Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 2 2006 - Emmett C. Evans, 62, Warsaw, formerly of Collins, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at Lakeside Manor in Warsaw. Funeral services will be Sunday, June 4, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. Burial will be in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery near Collins.

EVANS, Flora S.
1902-2002
Park Grove Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2002 - Flora S. Evans, 100, Lowry City, died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was a retired elementary teacher. Funeral services will be Friday, August 23, at the Park Grove Christian Church, rural Lowry City. Burial will be in Park Grove Cemetery near Lowry City.

EVANS, Forest Alfred "Junior"
1934-2009
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Forest Alfred (Junior) Evans, age 75, of Warsaw, died at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, Friday, October 9, 2009. He was born March 1, 1934 in Lincoln, Missouri, the son of Silvie Lee Ellen Cole and Forest Eaton Evans. On April 18, 1955 he was married to Peggy L. Miller Evans and they had one son, David Ellis Evans. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Peggy on October 12, 2002, and his son David on September 8, 2008. On July 16, 2005 in Windsor, Missouri, he was married to Martha Cardwell Anderson Evans who survives of the home. He is also survived by a brother, Gerald E. Evans of Sedalia; a sister, Linda L. Cole of Warrensburg; two grandsons, Wesley and Thomas Evans of Clinton; two step-sons, Curtis Dale Hart of Warsaw and Cary Don Gann of South Carolina, two step-daughters, Crystal Dee Thorne of Warsaw and Cindy Wood of Omaha, Nebraska, 8 step-grandchildren, Rebecca Joyce Hall, Davante Lee Wood, Cana Alexis Wood, Caya Jade Wood, Darsay, Ciree, Carey Don, and Jada Gann, other relatives and many friends. Forest grew up and lived most of his life in Benton County. He attended Baugh School through the eighth grade and graduated from Warsaw High School in Warsaw, Missouri in 1952. He was enlisted in the United States Army and served active duty in Korea. After active duty he transferred to the 203rd Armor Division, Missouri National Guard, Clinton, Missouri. Following military service, he began working for the Missouri State Highway Department as an equipment operator and continued in this capacity until his retirement. Forest was a member of Hickory Chapel Methodist Church and more recently the Assembly of God Church in Windsor. He enjoyed nature and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a fire arms enthusiast and enjoyed collecting modern and vintage fire arms and had an interest in demonstrating pioneer heritage. For several years, he enjoyed demonstrating vintage fire arms at Heritage Days in Warsaw. In addition, he regularly demonstrated sorghum making at Cumberland Gap near Warsaw. In 2008, he donated an inscribed .36 Caliber Pocket Police Special Colt Revolver to the U. S. Cavalry Museum in Ft. Riley, Kansas. This was a Civil War era revolver and Forest thought it belonged in the Museum where future generations could view it and know the history associated with it. Funeral services will be Monday, October 12, 2009 at Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial and military rites will be at the Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, MO.

EVANS, Gary A.
1941-2004
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 12 2004 - Gary A. Evans, son of Walter Thomas and Sylvia Lorene (Broyles) Evans, was born October 15, 1941, in Osceola and died Monday, March 22, 2004, at his home in Deepwater. Gary was a retired member of Local 1915 Carpenter's Union, Harrisonville. He was an avid coon hunter and was a member of the Henry County coon Hunters Association. He enjoyed the outdoors. He was a wonderful dad, husband, brother and friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Sylvia Evans. He is survived by his wife, Vivian of the home; one daughter, Renee Frost and husband Brian; one stepson, Mike Everhart of Clinton and one sister, Linda (Evans) Dearston and husband Gerald, and many other loved ones and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, March 25. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

EVANS, Helen HUGHES
1904-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Helen Hughes Evans, 96, of Windsor, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Evans was born on June 8, 1904, near Windsor, a daughter of Louis Carter and Josephine (Stewart) Hughes. On August 31, 1930, in Windsor, she married to Dr. James W. Evans, who preceded her in death December 15, 1997. During their 67-year marriage they lived in St. Louis, St. Paul, Chicago and new York City. They retired to Windsor in 1976. Mrs. Evans received a BS degree from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. She taught high school English in Urich. Following her marriage, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Henry County Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, an active supporter of Public Broadcasting and served on the Community Advisory Board for KMOS in Warrensburg. She is survived by a son, James W. Evans, Jr., Germantown, Tennessee; a granddaughter, Theresa Evans Shelton, Cordova, Tennessee; a great-grandson, Jackson Thomas Shelton, Cordova, Tennessee; two nephews, Dean Hughes and Joe Hughes, Windsor. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Stewart Hughes. Funeral services will be Sunday, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EVANS, Ilse K.
1927-1996
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ilse K. Evans, 68, Calhoun, died Sunday, January 7, 1996, at St. Joseph's Health Center, Kansas City. She was born in Germany February 14, 1927. On October 29, 1955, in Tripoli, Africa, she married Myron H. Evans, who preceded her in death December 9, 1975. Mrs. Evans was a homemaker. She is survived by her mother, Meta Frieda Schlesser, Clinton; two step-sons, David M. Evans, Versailles, and Robert L. Evans, Kansas City; two step-daughters, Barbara Prince, Elmira, Oregon, and Jean Henderson, Bonner Springs, Kansas. Graveside services will be Monday, January 15, at the Calhoun Cemetery.

EVANS, Irma Victoria KNAPP
1913-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 6 2002 - Irma Victoria Knapp, 88, Colon, Panama, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at the home of her granddaughter, in Knob Noster. She was born September 19, 1913, in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, the daughter of Harold Knapp and Manuela (Lopez) Knapp. She was married to Wilbert Evans, who preceded her in death. She worked at a dry goods store in Colon, Panama, and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist faith. Survivors include a son, Guillermo Thomas, Colon, Panama; four grandchildren, including Mitzila Hooker, Knob Noster; two sisters, Verna Cantillo, Jilma Williams, and a brother, Mass Knapp, all of Colon, Panama. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EVANS, James Eldon
1932-2006
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 19 2006 - James Eldon Evans was born November 23, 1932, in Clinton, the son of James Robert and Nadine (Linn) Evans. He died at the Hernando Care Center, Brooksville, Florida, on June 28, 2006, at the age of 73 years. He was a career serviceman in the United States Navy. He is survived by his sister Doris Murphy of Clinton; four brothers, Bobbie Evans, David Evans and Donn Evans, all of Clinton, and Kenneth Evans of Warsaw, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Thursday, July 13.

EVANS, James K.
1933-2003
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 30 2003 - James K. Evans, 69, Osceola, a retired surveyor for the Missouri State Highway Department, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, in Fargo, North Dakota. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 1, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

EVANS, James William Dr.
1908-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James W. Evans, 89, Windsor, died early Monday morning, December 15 1997, at the Westwood Nursing Home, Clinton. - Dr. James William Evans, 89, Rt. 2, Windsor, died early Monday morning, December 15, 1997. Dr. Evans was born on September 21, 1908, near Chilhowee, the son of George Walter Evans and Lucy Elizabeth (Webb) Evans. On August 31, 1930, in Windsor, he married Helen Hughes. Dr. Evans received a B. S. degree from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, and his doctorate in agricultural biochemistry from the University of Minnesota. He was also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. He was originally employed as a research chemist at Union Starch and Refining Company in Granite City, Illinois. He later served as a research section leader at General Mills in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where his team developed the original formula for Cherrios cereal. He was then employed by American Maize Products Company in Chicago, Illinois, and later New York City, where he held positions of director of Research, vice president of Research and Corporate Development and president and chief executive officer. Dr. Evans held a number of patents in industrial applications for corn syrup and corn starches. He was recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on corn products. In addition to his wife, Dr. Evans is survived by a son, James W. Evans, Jr., Germantown, Tennessee; a granddaughter, Theresa Marie Shelton, Cordova, Tennessee, and a brother, R. Paul Evans, Warrensburg. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Levi W. Evans and George W. Evans, Jr. Funeral services will be Friday, December 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

EVANS, Lynn Swalley
1899-1986
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Lynn Swalley Evans, 86, southwest Kansas City, died Saturday at a nursing home at 12110 Holmes Road. He was born in Calhoun, MO., and lived near Clinton, Mo., 62 years before moving to Kansas City. Mr. Evans was a farmer and raised Hereford cattle. He was a deacon emeritus of the First Christian Church, Clinton. He was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge AF&AM. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Augusta Evans, and a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Houston, both of Kansas City; and a grandson. Graveside services will be Monday in the Calhoun Cemetery. - Lynn S. Evans was born Dec 10, 1899, east of Calhoun. His parents were Marion Benjamin and Mayme Minish Evans, pioneers of the Calhoun area. On May 11, 1924, he married Mary Augusta Ragland, who survives. They lived together for 60 years on their farm in the Deer Creek neighborhood east of Clinton. A son, Howard Lewis, died in infancy and his daughter, Marilyn Houston survives. He died March 22, 1986. Graveside services were held Monday, March 24, in the Calhoun Cemetery.

EVANS, Martha J. McARTY
1822-1891
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Nov 7 1891 - Mrs. Martha J. Evans was born in Woodford county, Ky. May 5, 1822 and on October 13, 1891, the death angel bore her to that bright world above. Her maiden name was McArty. She lived with her parents till 1859 when she married Alfred Evans. Seven children, three boys and four girls, and she was a loving mother, always faithful to her duty. Joined the Baptist church at 15. Her funeral was preached at Mt. Gilead and her remains laid away in Mount Olivet.

EVANS, Mary Alice STRICKLAND
1913-2001
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 19 2001 - Mary Alice Evans, 87, Warrensburg and formerly of Leeton, died Saturday, February 17, 2001, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center. She was born in Knob Noster, October 31, 1913, the daughter of David S. Strickland and Edia Phillips Strickland. On September 2, 1930, in Sedalia she married Alpha E. Evans, who died November 17, 1971. She is survived by three sons, Elton E. Evans, Rockwell, Texas, Robert Evans and Howard Evans, both of Warrensburg; a daughter, Evelyn Saunders, Warrensburg; a son-in-law, Bernie Beasley, Independence; 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

EVANS, Mary Augusta "Gussie" RAGLAND
1901-1996
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Augusta (Gussie) Evans, 94, died at Timberlake Care Center in Kansas City, Tuesday, July 16, 1996. She was a resident of the Deer Creek neighborhood, east of Clinton, for 60 years. She was the widow of the late Lynn Evans. Graveside services will be Monday, July 22, at the Calhoun Cemetery. - Mary Augusta Evans: Her life had as many facets as a diamond has - her life was glistening as a precious stone. First, Gussie was a daughter. She as born October 4, 1901, near Calhoun. Her parents were Daniel B. and Laura Frances Duncan Ragland, a pioneer family of Henry County. Gussie was a sister. She was the younger sister of Dan and Nellie May. They both preceded her in death. Gussie was a wife. On May 11 1924, she married Lynn Swalley Evans in the parsonage of the Clinton Christian Church. They lived together 60 years on their farm in the Deer Creek neighborhood east of Clinton. They worked together as a team sharing a true, deep faith in God as they tilled the soil and raised their livestock. Lynn passed away March 22, 1986. Gussie was a mother. Howard Lewis, a son, died in infancy, and her daughter Marilyn survives her. During Gussie's long and difficult illness, Marilyn cared for her in every way and made her as comfortable as she could possibly be. Theirs was a close, loving mother-daughter relationship. Gussie was a mother-in-law. She loved her son-in-law, Richard, as her own. They shared many happy times together and Richard helped with her care during her illness. Gussie was a grandmother. Her only grandchild, Lynn Houston, was the pride, joy and love of her life. She loved his wife, Maria, and was able to realize that Maria was very special. Gussie was a great-grandmother. She was able to enjoy little Sarah Houston as an infant. Sarah visited her often and has always loved "Gramma Gussie" lots. Precious little Travis came after Gussie was unable to communicate very much, but one could feel the love she had for him, too. Gussie was a Christian. She became a member of Hickory Grove Church early in life an later was baptized into the First Christian Church in Clinton. Gussie enjoyed working with the Christian Women's Fellowship and was a longtime member of the 50-50 Sunday school class. Gussie loved our Lord and lived her life as a Christian - her strong faith never faltered and her devotion to God was never failing. Gussie was a homemaker. She was known for her wonderful "made from scratch" angel food cakes. And she always was asked to bring the potato salad for a potluck or picnic. Gussie loved antique furniture, china and crystal - especially family heirlooms. She raised many great vegetable gardens and grew many pretty flowers. She loved her home, her family and her friends and neighbors. Gussie was a good neighbor and friend to all. She was always ready to help in any way she could. This chapter of Gussie's life ended in the early afternoon of July 16, 1996, at Timberlake Care Center in Kansas City. She had been a patient there since March 21, 1986. Gussie was a favorite of the staff at Timberlake from the administration to the housekeeping department. The nurses who cared for her were gentle and kind - her comfort and longevity attest to the excellent care she received. Gussie's survivors also include nephews, Charles, William, Horace and Howard Ragland and their wives and a niece, Mrs. Mary Virginia Bowser.

EVANS, Mary Lydia ALLISON CAMPBELL
1873-1925
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 1925 - Mrs. Monk Evans died at her home on East Jefferson street at 11:24 a.m., May 14th, after an illness of four months. January 17th she suffered a stroke of paralysis and apoplexy and during that time she never regained her former strength. She got better for a few days and was able to be up when the second stroke came. A trained nurse was at her bedside all these weeks, nearly constantly. Her loved ones and skilled physicians did all within their power to prolong her stay, but God knew best and took her home. The night before she died heaven was revealed to her and she called her loved ones and said, "It is such a beautiful place, I wish you could all see it." Mary Lydia Allison was born in Clinton July 6th, 1873. She spent all of her life in Clinton. She was a musician of unusual talent, which she developed by attending the old Baird College in this city. Oct. 1897 she married Allie Campbell, who died in 1908. Two children were born to this union - Allison and Mrs. Helen Campbell, both of whom survive. May 2, 1912, she married Monk H. Evans and their's has been a happy union. He is left to mourn her departure. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. E. Allison; two sisters - Mrs. Anna Elsner of Clinton, and Mrs. J. C. Wyatt, of Carthage; also one brother, Charles Allison, of Los Angeles, Calif. Her education was begun in the public schools and completed at Baird College. Her's was a happy contented girlhood surrounded by ease and luxury. Early in life she developed excellent traits of character, which have remained through life. She was gentle, proficient and untiring in her ministrations to her family and to many less fortunate, loyal to her friends, faithful in a marked degree to the organizations to which she belonged, notably the Baptist church, in order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the confederacy. She was always ready to serve the community and has spent much of her time in so using her splendid musical ability. When 16 years of age she united with the Baptist church under the ministry of the beloved Dr. Skillman and from the age of 18 she had been active by living for it, much of the time being organist, for the last five years rarely missing a service until her illness. She will be sorely missed by this congregation. From her first stroke of paralysis she worried for fear she never could play for the church again. As a neighbor we knew and loved her best. She seldom visited, but if anyone in the neighborhood or among her friends became ill, immediately she thought of the most kind and helpful things to do. All others might forget, but she always remembered and even in her busy life found time to do those things that make earth's pathway less rough to travel and comforts your heart because you know somebody still cares. She was queen of her own home and worked unceasingly for her loved ones. She was known the city over for her culinary skill, and nothing was too hard for her to do. She comes of one of the oldest and most aristocratic families of Missouri, her father being the late Capt. E. Allison, and her mother was Ruth McCarty before her marriage. During her girlhood, she lived in the beautiful brick mansion at the corner of Second and Jefferson streets, that was recently rebuilt by the VanCleaves. Her great concern during her last illness was her children, whom she worshipped. Only the Comforter can heal the broken hearts of her devoted husband and children, but they know she is with Jesus. The funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the M. E. Church, South. Interment in Englewood.

EVANS, Peggy L. MILLER
1937-2002
Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 14 2002 - Peggy L. Evans, 65, Windsor, died Saturday, October 12, 2002, at the St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She was born September 7, 1937, in Henry County, the daughter of Chester and Martha Swearngin Miller. She graduated from Lincoln High School. She graduated from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, and later received her master's degree. She started teaching school at Cass County Midway and in the Calhoun district for several years. After retirement from teaching in 1993, she started working for the Lincoln Community Nursing Home in the dietary department. She was a member of the Hickory Chapel Methodist church, where she played the piano for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Phillip Eugene Miller. She is survived by her husband, Forest, of the home; one son, David and his wife, Tammy, Windsor; two grandsons, Wesley Evans and Thomas Evans, both of Windsor; two sisters, Sharon Dillon and her husband, LeRoy Clinton, and Raydonna Biles, also of Clinton; two brothers, Lloyd "Bud" Miller and his wife, Billie, Leeton, and Fred Miller and his wife, Lou, Sedalia; many other nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 16, at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery.

EVANS, Ray T.
1900-1995
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ray T. Evans, 94, Osceola, died Wednesday, April 5, 1995, at the Sac-Osage Hospital. Mr. Evans was born near Pape, Mo., and was a lifelong St. Clair County area resident. He was a retired school administrator and teacher. He is survived by his wife, Blanche, of the home; one son, James K. Evans of Osceola; three sisters; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 8, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

EVANS, Roy Lee
1926-2009
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Roy Lee Evans, 83, Clinton, Missouri, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born January 8, 1926 in Chanute, Kansas, to Thomas and Edith (Crowell) Evans. He moved his family to Madison, KS in 1962. He married Marie Norris McIlvain. They were divorced. He married Doris Dalton. She survives. He helped construct the Madison Elementary School. He retired from West Central as an inspector. His passions in life were hunting, fishing, camping, and his family. He will be missed by many as an avid teacher of the art of fishing to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Connie Evans and John and Brenda Evans, all of Madison, KS, Don and Susan Evans, Clinton, MO, Ron and Patty Evans, Riverdale, CA, and Tom and Shiela Evans, Rockville, MO; his stepsons and their wives, Dennis and Liz Witherspoon, Foss, OK, and Dwayne and Mary Witherspoon, Osceola, MO; his stepdaughters and their husbands, Darlene and Brian Herron and Jo Ann Taylor, both of Clinton, MO; 38 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and 34 great-great-grandchildren; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean and Arlene Evans, Chanute, KS, and Eugene and Sherry Evans, Fall River, KS; a sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and Wayne Ward, Genieva, NE; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Dena Marie; and a brother, Albert Evans. Funeral was Feb. 21, 2009 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, MO, with burial in Deepwater, MO.

EVANS, Shawn
1974-2008
Ionia Christian Cemetery, Ionia, Benton Co, MO
Shawn Evans, 34, of Knob Noster, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Sunday afternoon, June 8, 2008, near Windsor, Missouri. He was born January 30, 1974, in Windsor, Mo., the son of Jackie Ann Evans and Don Chambers. Shawn was a tattoo artist and expressed his artistic nature in many ways including drawing and writing poetry. He was a perfectionist and loved music, reading and enjoyed learning. He was a loyal friend, brother, uncle, grandson, and son. Survivors include his mother, Jackie (Evans) Tackitt, Cole Camp, Mo.; his father, Don Chambers, Windsor, Mo.; 3 sisters, Jessica Gibbs, Windsor, Mo., Sara Gibbs, Green Ridge, Mo.; and Rachel (Chambers) Johnson; maternal grandparents, Harry and Lorene Evans, Ionia, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Elwood and Virginia Chambers, Windsor, Mo.; 8 uncles and aunts, Ronnie Evans, Patty Evans, Larry Evans, Paula Evans, Darrell Evans, Bryan Evans, Steve Evans and Tabatha Evans; 4 nieces and a nephew, Josie Gibbs, Jade Gibbs, Jake Gibbs, Jenna Gibbs, and Abigail Hathaway; and several great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, "brothers," and dear friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 14, 2008, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Christian Cemetery, rural Ionia, Mo.

EVANS, Sylvia Lorene BROYLES
1912-1995
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Sylvia L. Evans, 82, Lowry City, died Sunday, January 8,m 1995, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mrs. Evans was born in ElDorado Springs. She was a member of the first Baptist Church in Osceola. She was a 40-year resident of Deepwater and had lived in Lowry city the past 10 years. She is survived by one son, Gary Evans, Deepwater; one daughter Linda Evans, Osceola; one grandson, Michael Everhart, Clinton, and one granddaughter, Renee Evans, Deepwater. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 11, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

EVANS, William H.
1840-1925
Death of Mr. W. H. Evans - William H. Evans, son of William and Margretta Evans, was born October 15, 1840, near Janesville, Ohio, and died at his home 333 East Park street, Sunday, August 2, 1925, at 12:30 p.m., age 84 years, nine months and 18 days. He was married to Rachel Ann Lewie, October 11, 1871. In November of the same year, he and his bride came to Kansas and settled on his farm four and one half miles east of Olathe and this was the family home until he moved to the present home in February, 1918. To this union was born nine children three sons and six daughters, one son and three daughters having passed to their reward. Remaining to mourn his loss are Miss Dollie, of the home; George, Lyle and Elizabeth all of Olathe, and Mrs. Cynthia Moore of Gallup, New Mexico. His wife departed this life July 5, 1902. As a young man he volunteered to serve in the Civil War, first serving in the Ohio State National Guard, and after being honorably discharged, he enlisted in Company G, 160 Ohio Volunteer Infantry, (O.V.I.) serving to the end of the war. He was in the army of the Potomac under Gen. Phil Sheridan. Mr. Evans was quiet, of a reticent disposition, thinking always of his home and the best interest of his community. Honesty and integrity was his motto and this was the example he set before his family. Through his affliction as an invalid for the past four years, he bore his suffering without a murmur - patiently waiting for the end. He was a member of the First Baptist church and watched its growth with great interest. Besides his children to mourn his loss, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Eunice Davies of Janesville, Ohio and a host of friends.

EVANS, William Thomas
1856-1936
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William Thomas Evans died at his home five miles southeast of Deepwater, December 29. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, March 24, 1856. His parents then moved to Moberly, Mo., when he was a small boy. After he grew to manhood he came to Henry County and made his home five miles southeast of Deepwater. July 27th, 1893, he united in marriage with Miss Frances Isabelle Hagman, who survives with the 12 children and three grandchildren, who are all living. The eight girls and four boys are: Annabelle, Santa Fe, New Mexico; William, Walter and Bessie of the home and Carl, who resides nearby; Mrs. Osa Jane Tribble, Clinton; Frances, Union; the twins, Vera and Velma, Mrs. Cora Harden, Mrs. Mary Pointer and Mrs. Edith Pettyjohn, all of Kansas City. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the Baptist Church in Brownington. Burial was in Maplewood cemetery. Thomas Evans was a kind father and loving husband and well respected by all who knew him. He leaves besides the family many friends who will mourn his passing.

EVERETT, Charlotte Anne PARKS
1941-2009
Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, Cass Co, MO
Charlotte A. Everett age 67 of Tightwad, Missouri passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at her home. Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri with burial in the Raymore City Cemetery, Raymore, Missouri. Charlotte was born in Henry County, Missouri. She was an entertainer for many years before marrying Fred Albert Everett, who preceded her in death in January of 1987. She worked for the Henry County Health Department for eleven years before retiring in 2007. She was a volunteer at the Samaritan Center. Charlotte created Tightwad Pottery and was a "Best of Missouri Hands" Artisan. She enjoyed keeping her hands in clay. She also loved to rock hunt, play cards, garden, camp, canoe, dance and listen to blues music. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Mildred Parks; her husband, Fred Everett and a brother, Alvin "Babe" Parks. She is survived by her best friend Carla Hill and daughter Jessica; Her daughter, Angela Bowlin and husband, Robert; her son, Paul Eager; step-sons, David Everett, Dennis Everett, Fred Everett, Jr., and Ed Everett and wife, Chris; sisters, Marian Winkel and husband Pat, Lois Marshall and Hazel Blomert; brother, Eugene Parks and wife Judy; grandsons, Jeriah Eager and Michael Bowlin and wife Nichole; as well as many nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and many other friends and relatives.

EVERHART, Cecil Raymond
1920-1988
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cecil Raymond Everhart was born in Clinton, January 5, 1920, the son of James Noel Everhart and Laura Bell Bozarth Everhart. He passed away at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital January 25, 1988 at the age of 68 years and 20 days. He was married to Clara Belle Marriott and to this union one son, John, was born. Clara Belle and Cecil operated several retail sporting goods stores in Clinton over the years and after retirement, Cecil continued his business from his home. Clara Belle passed away July 2, 1984. Cecil married Wilma Harding March 14, 1986, and she now survives at the home on East Franklin Street in Clinton. Cecil is also survived by his son, John, of Clinton; a step-son, Don Harding of Kansas City; a step-daughter, Linda Ruth, Lacys Springs, Alabama; two brothers, James Everhart Jr. of Wamego, Kansas, and Ronnie Everhart, Kansas City, Kansas; one sister, Dorothy Moberly, Emporia, Kansas, and two grandchildren. Cecil was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Funeral services were Wednesday, January 27, at Consalus chapel. Burial was in Englewood.

EVERHART, Clara Belle MARRIOTT
1918-1984
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 1984 - Services for the late Clara Belle Everhart of 1015 East Franklin were held Thursday, July 5, 1984 at the Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton. Clara Belle Marriott was born December 7, 1918 to Elbert C. and Isa Dora Huff Marriott of Stover, Mo. She died in the early morning hours of July 2, 1984, in her home. She was married on August 8, 1940 to Cecil Everhart in the home of his aunt and uncle, Pat and Frances Shepard of Clinton. Cecil and Clara owned and operated several local businesses during their life together. Many residents remember the Community Produce on South Center Street, now a parking lot; the P & O Hardware on the west side of the square, later Woirhaye's; Everhart's TV & Sporting Goods, first on Franklin Street and then moving to what is now the site of McDowell & Johns on Jefferson Street; and most recently, the tackle shop at their home, where Clara worked with her husband meeting and talking with friends from around the country. Clara is also remembered by employees of the golden Valley Hospital, where she worked in the housekeeping department for nearly six years. She joined the First Baptist Church of Clinton during the 30's and was a faithful member all of her life. Clara was preceded in death by her father, Elbert C. Marriott; one brother, Estol Ross Marriott, and one sister, Veta Maude Huffman. She is survived by her husband, Cecil R. Everhart; one son, Johnny Ray Everhart of Clinton; two grandsons, Michael Wayne Everhart of Deepwater and John Rodney Everhart of Clinton; her mother, Isa Dora Marriott of Excelsior Springs; three brothers, Harold Clyde Marriott of Clinton, Daniel Lee Marriott and Floyd Fredrick Marriott of Excelsior Springs; two sisters, Linda Bess Coughlin of Dallas, Texas and Ruth Evelyn King of Excelsior Springs.

EVERHART, James Junior "Smokey"
1922-1999
Neuchatel Cemetery, Nemaha Co, KS
James Junior "Smokey" Everhart - Smokey was born February 18, 1922 in Clinton, Mo., the son of James Noel and Laura Bell Bozarth Everhart. He attended school in Clinton, Mo. He was in the Civil Conservation Corp. (CCC) at Caladonna, Minn. At age 17 years old and for 18 months he worked as a mechanic. He served in the Army from October 1942 to November 1945, and was a veteran of WWII. Inducted in Army October 1942. Trained in Medford and Eugene, Oregon. He drove Jeep for General Gilchrist at Camp Albany, Ore. In October 1943 he was transferred from Africa to Italy and drove for General Williams. He was in the 91st Infantry Division and discharged in November 1945 having served 37 months. Following his military service he worked as a mechanic in Missouri before coming to Wamego where he was a mechanic, owned and operated Smokeys Garage for a number of years. He also was a salesman for National Motor Club, and a school bus driver. He and his wife have lived in Wamego for 52 years. He married Lois (Midge) Alice Surdez Riley on September 2, 1948 in Onaga. She survives of the home. He was a member of American Legion and VFW of Wamego. Also, his family considered him a member of the Card Sharks of America. Survivors: son, Jim Everhart, Topeka; daughter, Susie Cochran, Topeka; two stepchildren, Jackie Balentine, Onaga, and Nancy Gilchrist, Topeka, Kansas; sister, Dorothy Moberly, Emporia; grandchildren, Kathleen, Bridgett, Scott, Krista, Alan, Amber, Amy and Teila; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Destiny, Daniel, Andrew, Nikelas and Michelle; in-laws, Ralph, Jim, Linda and Mike. Smokey died May 2, 1999 at Wamego, Kansas. Interment was May 6, 1999 at the Neuchatel Cemetery, Onaga, Kansas.

EVERHART, John S.
1859-1896
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 15 1896 - June 29th, John S. Everhart left Brownington for a little tour through the country and as his relatives failed to hear from him, they grew uneasy. His brothers had cards printed last week and sent them broadcast but they brought no tidings of the missing. Accidentally, it was learned that a man bearing the description had been killed by the cars at Osage City June 30 and as he could not be identified, he was buried there. C. D. Everhart took the first train for that point and had the remains exhumed, which he found to be that of his lost brother. They were shipped to Brownington and buried there, followed to their last resting place by a large number of friends. John was an excellent young man and the loss falls heavily upon his family.

EVERHART, Lula Josephine "Jo"
1938-2002
Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 6 2002 - Lula Josephine Everhart, 63, Lowry City, died Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 7, at Lowry City First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Roscoe Cemetery.

EVERHART, Michael Wayne "Mike"
1967-2017
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Michael Wayne Everhart age 50, of Clinton, MO passed away peacefully at his home Friday, November 10th, 2017, after a five year battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home Clinton, MO. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, MO. Mike was born January 26, 1967 in Clinton, MO to Johnny and Vivian (Coe) Everhart. Mike graduated from Lakeland High School in 1985. After graduation, Mike started pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice from Central Missouri State University. He was employed as a police officer for the city of Clinton and later joined Henry County Sheriff's Department. He was awarded Missouri Deputy of the year in 1994. In 1994, started his own security business. In 2007, Mike followed his life-long dream of carrying on the family tradition, by purchasing and relocating Everhart's Outdoor Store. Mike was a great business man, dedicated to making Everhart's a successful, local business for Clinton. He enjoyed working with his customers, the guys at the store, and the vendors on a daily basis. Mike was a member of First Baptist Church. He enjoyed serving God and running the lights at church for services and special events and most recently serving on the church finance committee. On February 18, 2011, Mike married Melissa (Green) Everhart. On September 11, 2015, their son, Toby Michael Everhart was born and has blessed them beyond measure. Another very special person to Mike was his niece, Baby Brett. Uncle Mike and Baby Brett spent lots of time together. Mike loved being outside. Whether he was running around the property on his Ranger checking trail cameras, filling feeders, planting food plots, or reseeding his lawn, he enjoyed being in what he called "God's country." He always kept the lake stocked and loved to go down to the dock to wet a line especially when he could take the nieces and nephews with him and most recently, getting to have Toby tag along with him. Mike is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Harry and Helen Coe, paternal grandparents Cecil and Clara Belle Everhart, and stepfather Gary Evans. Mike is survived by his wife, Melissa, son Toby of the home, his mother Vivian Evans of Deepwater, his father Johnny (Linda) of Clinton, a sister Renee (Brian) Frost of Deepwater, brother Rodney Everhart and sister Elisha Montgomery of Clinton, in laws Jerry (Mary) Green, sister-in-law Crystal (Ralph) Goucher, brother-in-law Ben (Michelle) Green, grandma-in-law Pat Green, nieces Brett Frost, Madison and Allie Goucher, Weslynn Green, nephews Wade and Walker Green and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and colleagues. Mike was greatly loved and will be missed and remembered daily until we are reunited.

EVERHART, Ronnie L.
1937-1995
Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Clinton, MO - Ronnie L. Everhart, 60, Lowry City, died Saturday, September 9, 1995, at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He was a Navy veteran. Mr. Everhart was born in Clinton. He lived several years in Kansas City, Kansas, before moving to Lowry City in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Lula of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Tina Price of Lowry City and Miss Rhonda Kay Everhart of Kansas City; one son, George Patrick Everhart of Kansas City, Ks.; one sister, Dorothy Moberly of Emporia, Kansas; one brother, James Everhart of Wamego, Kansas; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 13, at the Roscoe Cemetery.

EVERHART, Wilma Faye HEUITT HARDING
1926-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Wilma Faye Everhart, age 87 of Clinton, died Saturday, June 08, 2013 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Wilma was born on May 21, 1926 to Wilford and Jessie "Teller" Heuitt of Montrose, MO. After school, she went to work as a seamstress. Wilma married Frank Harding and together raised two children; Linda and Don. She later married Cecil Everhart. She volunteered for many years at the Clinton Senior Center and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Ruth of Clinton, MO; two sons, Don Harding of Kansas City, MO and John Everhart (Linda) of Blairstown, MO; eight grandchildren, Becky Zink (Bryan) of Clinton, MO, Kellie Harding of Clinton, MO, Dale Wharton of Clinton, MO, Floyd Wharton (Michelle) of Lockwood, MO, Robert Wharton (Tammy) of Deepwater, MO, Don Wharton of IL, Rodney Everhart and Mike Everhart of Clinton, MO; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Patsy Huston of Pittsburg, KS; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; husbands, Frank Harding and Cecil Everhart; three sisters, Dorothy, Gladys and Katie; four brothers, Kenneth, Richard, Donald and Raymond; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted Friday, June 14, 2013 at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, MO, followed by an inurnment at Clinton Memory Gardens.

EVERMAN, Wilson E. "Bob"
1936-2004
Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 12 2004 - Wilson E. "Bob" Everman, 67, Lee's Summit, died Wednesday, January 7, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 15, at the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. Burial will be in Lee's Summit Cemetery. He retired in 1994 from Missouri Gas Energy after 33 years of service. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karla Kay Everman, and his father, Harold Everman. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Shirley Everman; three children, Steven Everman, Mark Everman and his wife Flavia, and Brynda Everman and her husband Jeff Neller; four grandchildren, Eric, Jonathan, David and Karla Nicole; his mother, Bernice Everman, and three siblings and their families, Wilburn Everman, Loren Everman and Marlene O'Shields.

EVERSOLE, Harold James
1943-2012
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 2 2012 - Harold James Eversole, 68, Clinton, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. Harold was born on November 5, 1943, in Kansas City. Shortly after his birth he was adopted by his parents, Ernest James and Eunice Temple "Dunn" Eversole of Urich. He attended grade school in Urich and graduated from Clinton High School in 1961. During high school and following graduation, Harold worked for J.L. Goss Clothing on the Clinton Square. Harold earned the Eagle Scout Award, as well as the God and Country Honor during his high school years, two of the highest honors that can be attained in Scouting. Following high school, Harold attended Central Missouri State University (now UCM) in Warrensburg for two years, as well as the University of Missouri in Columbia. He then went to work for TWA in Chicago, Illinois, in the Marketing and Sales Department. Following several years in Chicago, Harold returned to Missouri where he continued to work in the travel industry. He was known as a "Perfect Tour Guide" because of his caring and outgoing personality. Anyone who came into contact with him would always leave feeling better about life. His smile and personality were infectious. Besides his love for the piano, which he played by ear (he frequently would entertain friends by playing nearly any song without written music). He also started playing golf as a teenager and turned his love for the game into a second career, participating in many golf tournaments around the country, managing numerous tournaments and serving as an assistant golf pro at Columbia Country Club. Later in his life he traveled to professional golf tournaments taking exceptional photographs of the event. Harold also served honorably as a member of the Air Force Reserves, a member of Meadow Lake Country Club and member of the Clinton Elks Lodge 1034. Preceding Harold in death were his parents. Surviving are many cousins, more friends than one can count, and many new friends at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. Under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home, a memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

EVERSOLE, Robert Forest "Bob"
1942-2012
Robert Forest "Bob" Eversole, age 70 of Brownington, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 at his home. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Brownington Baptist Church, Brownington, Missouri. Bob was born in Clinton, Missouri, the son of Darl and Leta Mae (Walters) Eversole. He was the supervisor for the Henry County Bridge Department retiring after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church. He was a great husband and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ruby Wirsig. He is survived by his wife. Sylvania (Jody) of the home; three daughters, Leta Bedford and husband, Dewayne of Deepwater, Missouri, Lesa Deskins and husband, Tim of Clinton, Missouri and Vicky Kays and husband, Kevin of Deepwater, Missouri; seven grandchildren, James Robert Hills and wife, April, Adam Foster, Andrew Foster, Austin Foster, Clarissa Bedford, Amber Eager and Korey Kays; two great grandchildren, Madison Foster and Kason Robert Hills; two step great grandchildren, Trinity and Kane Easter; one sister, Dixie Scott of Clinton, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Don Wirsig of Deepwater, Missouri and his father and mother-in-law, John and Idena Spencer of Urbana, Missouri.

EVERSON, Neola Marie ALLINSON
1915-2009
Harmony Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Neola Marie Everson, 94, of Appleton City, Missouri, passed away June 30, 2009 at Appleton City Manor. Neola was born May 20, 1915, the first child of Warner and Julia Ann (Burke) Allinson. They lived in the Mt. Zion area east of Rockville, Missouri. She attended high school in Taberville and her last two years in Appleton City. The school had burned and she was in the first class graduating from the new building in 1932. On March 26, 1935 Neola and Clarence Everson were married. They shared a life of farming southeast of Appleton City for 57 years. After Clarence's death in 1992 she moved to Hickory Courts, then Countryside Estates where she had resided for the past 7 years until the last fourteen days which were spent at Appleton City Manor. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, quilt making and worked as a book keeper for Don Blanchard Feeds for several years in the 1950's. She was a devoted caretaker of many through the years. Neola had also been a 4-H leader, was a member of the Jolly Homemakers Club and Trinity United Methodist Church. Neola was preceded in death by her parents Warner and Julia Allinson, her husband Clarence Everson, a sister Wilda Allinson and a granddaughter-in-law Becky Miller. Survivors include her daughter Charlyne Miller and husband Charles of Appleton City, Missouri, two grandsons, Craig Miller of Peculiar, Missouri and Chris Miller of Butler, Missouri; five great-grandchildren, Cathy and Cindy Miller of Peculiar, Missouri and Andrew, Sarah and Amy Miller of Butler, Missouri. She will also be missed by her nieces, nephews and friends.

EVERSON, Ruby
1911-2005
Harmony Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 14 2005 - Ruby Everson, 93, Ponca City, Oklahoma, died Saturday, February 12, 2005, at Shawn Manor Nursing Home, Ponca City, Oklahoma. She is survived by three sons, Jack Carpenter, Leslie Carpenter and Jerry Carpenter and four daughters, Eva Ballard, Wanda Otto, Janice Schiehrel and Linda Shindler. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 15, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Harmony Cemetery.

EVRARD, Edmond
1914-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edmond Evrard, 83, Windsor, died Monday, December 1, 1997, at his home in Windsor. He was born January 24, 1914, in Windsor, the son of Charles Evrard Sr. and Philomen (Mertens) Evrard. On November 7, 1933, in Clinton he married Genevieve Newbill, who survives of the home. He was employed many years in the coal mines, working in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. After 20 years of employment at Remington Arms in Independence, he retired in 1976. He was a member of the Windsor First Baptist Church, the Windsor Masonic Lodge #29 and was a charter member of the Windsor Country Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two granddaughters, Susan Anderson and Paula Evrard, both of Houston, Texas; a brother, Bud Evrard, Steeleville; many nieces, nephews and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Ted; three brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 4, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EVRARD, Genevieve NEWBILL
1916-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Genevieve Evrard, 95, of Independence, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the Rehabilitation Center of Independence, Independence, Mo. She was born December 17, 1916, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of Howard Stanford Newbill and Grace Elizabeth (Humphrey) Newbill. On November 7, 1933, in Clinton, Mo., she married Edmond Evrard, who preceded her in death on December 1, 1997. Mrs. Evrard worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory and then at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, Mo. She later worked at the Scrogham Pharmacy and then for the Merryfield Pharmacy for many years, until her retirement. She loved playing golf and played until the age of 83. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor; and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Windsor, and the GFWC Keystone Club. Survivors include 2 granddaughters, Susan Anderson, Yadkinville, North Carolina; Paula Homrighaus, Houston, Texas; 2 nieces, Debbie Eklund and her husband Eric, Independence, Mo.; and Cindy Newbill, Gladstone, Mo.; a great-nephew, John Townley and his wife Lisa; a great-niece, Brooke McGuire and her husband David; 4 great-great-nephews, Nickolaus and Tristan Townley and Jackson and Caden McGuire; and 2 sisters-in-law, Norma Newbill, Independence, Mo.; and Nancy Newbill, Windsor, Mo. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Teddy Edmond Evrard; and 2 brothers, Jack Newbill and Bob Newbill. Graveside services will be Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

EVRARD, Hazel D. HUMPHREY
1904-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 31 2000 - Hazel Evrard, 95, Windsor, died Saturday afternoon, January 29, 2000, at Truman Valley Health Care Nursing Home, Windsor. She was born February 29, 1904, in Rich Hill, the daughter of Joseph Humphrey and Sarah Ann (Agnew) Humphrey. On July 8, 1923, in Sedalia, she married Charles M. Evrard, who died in 1955. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors are a daughter, Betty Larsen, Windsor; a son, Larry Evrard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sons, Henry Lee, Kenny and Bill, and two daughters, Joann Evrard and Charlene Evrard. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EVRARD, Joanne "Jo" WILLIAMS ROLLINS
1939-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Joanne "Jo" Evrard, 70, of Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday evening, May 24, 2009, at the home of her son, in Windsor. She was born March 8, 1939, in Ceres, California, the daughter of Michael Clay Williams and Tena Anne (Blumers) Williams. On May 9, 1959, in Windsor, Mo., she married Glyn Rollins and to this union 4 children were born. Later, on September 5, 1981, in Windsor, Mo., she married Kenneth Eugene Evrard and he preceded her in death May 5, 1995. Jo graduated from Windsor High School, in 1952. After graduation, she worked, with the Civil Service, at various Air Force bases in Missouri, including Whiteman Air Force base, Knob Noster, for over 25 years before her retirement. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, near Windsor. Jo enjoyed reading and listening to music from the '40s, '50s and '60s. Survivors include 3 sons, David Rollins and his wife Karen, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Ronald Rollins, London, England; and Ricky Rollins and his wife Cindy, Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Tracy Christiansen, Boonville, Mo.; 7 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; 5 brothers, Mike Williams, Clinton, Mo.; Bill Williams, Windsor, Mo.; Bob Williams, New Castle, Wyoming; Rodney Williams, Rapid City, South Dakota; and Frank Williams, Henderson, Texas; a sister, Thelma Henry, Windsor, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, May 29, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EVRARD, Kenneth Eugene
1932-1995
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenny Evrard, 62, Windsor, died Friday, May 5, 1995, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born December 4, 1932, in Bowen, the son of Charles M. Evrard and Hazel D. Humphrey Evrard. On September 5, 1981, in Windsor, he married Joanne M. Williams (Rollins), who survives of the home. Mr. Evrard worked for General Motors in Kansas City, Kansas, for 24 years, before his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Baptist faith; the Elks Lodge, Clinton, the American Legion, Windsor Post 82 and United Auto Workers local #31. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother of Windsor; a daughter, Stacia Renee Keele, Windsor; two sons, Troy Lee Evrard, Odessa, and Mark Duane Evrard, Clinton; a stepdaughter, Tracy L. Christianson, Grandview; three stepsons, David G. Rollins, Wichita, Ks., Ronald L. Rollins, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Ricky W. Rollins, Sedalia; seven grandchildren, Cody, Levi, Tamera, Seth, Sarah, Kira, Spencer; a sister, Betty Larsen, Windsor; a brother, Larry Evrard, Oklahoma City, Ok.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and an uncle and aunt, Edmund and Genevieve Evrard, Windsor. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Lee and Bill Don and two sisters, Charlene Chapman and Joan Campbell. Funeral services were Monday, May 8, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

EVRARD, Larry
1944-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 12 2002 - Larry Evrard, 57, rural Warsaw, died Saturday morning, August 10, 2002, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born October 5, 1944, in Moline, Illinois, the son of Charles M. Evrard and Hazel Demple (Humphrey) Evrard. On October 6, 1982, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he married Linda Susan Bradley, who survives of the home. He worked for General Motors in Kansas City for several years and at the Lake City Munitions Plant, Lake City, for several years. He was self-employed as a mobile home installer in Oklahoma City. He was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, No. 1034, Clinton. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Betty Larsen, Windsor; two sons, Eric and Brian Evrard, both of Seattle, Washington, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Kenny and Bill, and two sisters, JoAnn and Charlene. The body was cremated and there will be no services.

EVRARD, Teddy Edmond
1936-1988
Laurel Oak Cemetery (E), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, May 12 1988 - Teddy E. Evrard, 51, died at his home in Windsor early Sunday morning (5/8/1988 - Mother's Day). Mr. Evrard was born in Windsor, MO, October 29, 1936, the son of Edmond Evrard and Genevieve Newbill Evrard. Mr. Evrard had worked as a management supervisor with the Lear Ciegler, Inc. Company in the air craft industry. He had served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the America Legion Post in Windsor and the VFW Post in New Mexico. He was also a member of the Windsor Masonic Lodge and a member of the First Baptist Church of Windsor. On August 31, 1980 he was married to Dorothy Horne in Las Vegas, NV. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home, two daughters, Susan Anderson and Paula Evrard, both of Houston, TX; one stepdaughter, Gayle Horton of Estero, FL; three stepsons, David Cottrell, Fort Myers, FL, Timmy Cottrell, Denver, CO, and Andy Cottrell, Fort Myers, Fl; 5 grandchildren; his mother and father, Edmond and Genevieve Evrard of Windsor and also his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Newbill. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, May 10, 1988 at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, MO.

EWBANK, Roger Lee
1944-1991
Scott Cemetery, Amsterdam, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Roger Lee Ewbank, 47, Amsterdam, died Saturday, November 9, 1991. He was born near Butler and lived most of his life in Bates County. Mr. Ewbank worked for the Kansas City Power & Light Company for 18 years and was an operations foreman at LaCygne Generating Station. He was a member of the Butler Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Ewbank, of the home; two sons, Perry A. Ewbank, Clinton, and Tracy L. Ewbank, Amsterdam; a daughter, Jennifer Ewbank, Amsterdam; a stepson, Bryan A. Hendricks, Olathe; a stepsister, Tracy Hendricks, Amsterdam; four brothers, Harold Ewbank, Odessa; Jon Ewbank, Raytown; Phillip Ewbank, Montclair, Ca.; and Don Ewbank, Kansas City; three sisters, Jane McCoy, Archie; Shirley Oerke, Butler, and Muriel Carey, Wheatland; four grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at Amsterdam Baptist Church; burial in Scott Cemetery near Amsterdam.

EWERS, Norma DIXON GILL
1916-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2005 - Norma Dixon Gill Ewers, 89, died Wednesday, August 10, 2005, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born April 22, 1916, in North Rush, New York, to Dalco and May (Chaney) Dixon. Her two brothers, Ralph and Robert, preceded her in death. She was married June 11, 1938, to Lawrence Gill, who died in February 2000. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Phyllis), David (Helen), Richard (Winnie) and John (Jane); a daughter, Susan (Ken) Roth of Colorado Springs; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She married Vernon Ewers August 10, 2002, and he survives her. She grew up in Rochester, New York, and also lived in Connecticut, California and Missouri. She spent her last seven years in Colorado Springs. Norma and Larry lived in Clinton from 1956-1959 where he served as minister of the First Presbyterian Church. She retired from the University of Missouri at Kansas City as assistant registrar in 1980. She was a member of PEO.

EWING, Fern W.
1909-1993
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO 1993: Fern W. Ewing, 82, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 1993, at Aventura-Biscayne Hospital, Pembroke Pines, Florida. He was born August 21, 1909, only son of Parle C. and Isa M. (Blevins) Ewing. He was a graduate of Urich High School. He was employed by the Missouri Highway Department until his retirement. He was a member of the Urich Baptist Church, where he served as church secretary and trustee for many years. He is survived by h is wife of 62 years, Merle (Langford) Ewing; daughter, Janice; four grandchildren, Tanya, Tom, Lance and Erika; two great-grandchildren, Jamie and Tommy. A family memorial service was conducted in the home of Pembroke Pines, Florida. His ashes will be returned to Missouri for burial at the Mullen Cemetery at a later date. - Clinton Daily Democrat, 1994: There will be a graveside memorial service for Fern Ewing and Merle Ewing at Saturday, August 20 at Mullin Cemetery, southwest of Urich. The Ewings lived in the Urich area most of their lives. They passed away during the last year in Florida where they resided with their daughter. Cremation was at the time of their deaths.

EWING, Glen Edward
1923-2001
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2001 - Glen Edward Ewing was born March 30, 1923, northeast of Urich, son of Parlee and Lura Bunch Ewing. He died August 6, 2001, at his home. He attended Urich High School. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church, Anaheim, California, Teamsters Local 41, National Rifle Association, Western Missouri Shooters Alliance and Good Sam Camping Club. He drove for many years for Jack Cooper and Southwest Freight. Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother, Kenneth Ewing, and a half brother, Fern Ewing. Survivors include Carl Ewing, Rodger and Patricia Doll and family, Walter E. Doll and family, Bettie and Jim Gross and family, Sandy and Kenny Hale and family, as well as many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held August 9 at Consalus Chapel, Urich. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery.

EWING, Merle L. LANGFORD
1911-1993
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
See Fern Ewing obit.

EWING, Velma J. GREGG
1911-1997
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Velma J. Ewing was born March 13, 1911, in Creighton, the daughter of George and Pearl Wells Gregg. She died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at Hilltop Home in Lyndon, Kansas, at the age of 86. In 1931, in Harrisonville, she was married to Glen Ewing, who preceded her in death in 1981. They lived in Henry and Cass counties until 1960, then in Independence until 1972, when they moved to Adrian. There they owned and operated Ewing Mobile Home Court until 1981. Mrs. Ewing attended the Adrain Christian Church. She moved to Lyndon, Kansas in 1992. She is survived by one daughter, Nona Lee Johnson, Lyndon, Kansas; one brother, Raymond Gregg, Stockton; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Lewis Steven Ewing and Leslie Marvin Ewing. Funeral services were held Monday, April 7, at the Urich Christian Church. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

EYE, Charles Rhoden
1925-2005
Englewood Cemetery (E), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 8 2005 - Charles Rhoden Eye was born August 18, 1925, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Charles Rhoden Ethel Ann (Miller) Eye, and died at his home in Clinton January 22, 2005, at the age of 79 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a truck driver before he retired. He was a member of the American Legion Post 624 at Sunrise Beach, VFW Post 1894 and the Eagles Lodge, both of Clinton, East Gate Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, Cold Springs Masonic Lodge No. 274 of Leeton and Ararat Shrine Temple, Kansas City, where he was a member of the Harem. He is survived by his wife Sue, of the home. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, January 27. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.