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FABER, Judy CROWDER
1913-1995
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Judy Crowder Faber, 81, Clinton, died Wednesday, June 7, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington. Mrs. Faber will lie in state from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Faber was born in Deepwater and had lived in this area most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Faber in May of 1989. She is survived by a brother, Benny Crowder and wife, Roberta of Deepwater, and several nieces and nephews.

FAHNESTOCK, Alfred Lee
1899-1994
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alfred Lee Fahnestock, son of John and Alwilda Ropp Fahnestock, was born March 18, 1899, in Henry County and passed away May 13, 1994, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Alfred was a lifelong Henry County resident and was a farmer before he retired in 1973. He was a member of the Deepwater Church of the Brethren and the Clinton Senior Center. He was married to Amelia Singer, who preceded him in death in 1958. He is survived by one son, Robert Fahnestock and wife Kathy of Clinton and one granddaughter, Lora Champlin of Topeka, Ks. Graveside services were held at Teays Chapel Cemetery in Montrose on Sunday, May 15, 1994.

FAHNESTOCK, Elizabeth Emma WEIGLE
1853-1939
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. John Fahnestock died about 7:30 a. m. Saturday, December 30, 1939, at the home of her daughters, Mrs. Lulu Standke and Mrs. Mamie Davis, about six miles southeast of Clinton where she had lived for some time. She was bedfast about five days although she had been in failing health with complications of old age for several years. She was tenderly cared for by her children, whose administrations to her made her later years a blessing. Elizabeth Emma Weigle was born March 6, 1853, in Pennsylvania, and when three years old moved with her parents to Lenark, Ill., where she was reared, and at Mount Morris, Ill., was united in married to John Fahnestock, May 1, 1884. They came to make their home in Henry County soon after, moving to a farm about 51/2 miles east of Montrose, on what is now Highway 52, and had since lived in the vicinities of Clinton and Deepwater. To them were given three daughters and two sons who are, in addition to the two above named: Mrs. G. W. Skaggs, near Montrose; Clarence A, Fahnestock of Okmulgee, Okla., and Oliver F., of Okemah, Okla. Both sons were traveling in Texas at the time of their mother's death and could not be reached until 6:00 p. m. Saturday when they were found at Houston, and returned to their homes for their families. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Fahnestock arrived Sunday evening, being in a car collision at Grand River bridge west of Clinton on Highway 18 en route when Mrs. Fahnestock received facial cuts. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fahnestock and daughter, Virginia Anne, arrived Monday shortly after noon. They all left for their homes Tuesday. Besides the above named granddaughter are two other grandchildren, Ralph and Florence Skaggs, of near Montrose. Deceased is also survived by two half-sisters and two half-brothers who were dearly loved by her. Mrs. Fahnestock was a loyal member of the Brethren Church at Deepwater, faithful to attend and take active part as long as her health permitted. She was consecrated to the Master's work, and was a true neighbor, visiting the aged and afflicted and administering to them, as long as she lived in Deepwater following the death 14 years ago of her husband. She not only set an example for her children and others in this, but in putting into deeds, her friendship toward all she knew, and the lessons that life taught her enriched her spirit and through her, also others; they enlarged her vision for service to humanity. Funeral services were Monday, January 1, 1940 at Teays Chapel. Burial at the Teays Chapel cemetery.

FAHNESTOCK, Ethel Mildred DAVIS
1903-1926
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Dec 10 1926 - Ethel Mildred Davis was born November 6th, 1903 in Brownington. She died November 23, 1926, at her home near Montrose. She was 23 years and 17 days old. She was married to Alfred Fahnestock, December 24, 1922. She joined the Brethren church about two years ago. To this union was born one son, Robert Lee, about two months old. Services were conducted at the Baptist church in Brownington. She was laid to rest in Brownington cemetery. She leaves to mourn her death, husband and son, father, two sisters - Mrs. Tom Wilson, at Brownington; Mrs. Bill Kuzener, near LaDue; an aged grandmother, and many other relatives and a host of friends. Ethel was loved by all who knew her.

FAHNESTOCK, Infant
d: 1924
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Dec 26 1924 - The little baby of Joe Fahnestock and wife was buried in Bear Creek cemetery Sunday afternoon. We extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved parents. Mrs. Fahnestock was Miss Viola Stricker, before their marriage.

FAHNESTOCK, Lucinda Allington BREWSTER SELVEY
1852-1934
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The soul of Mrs. Lucindia Fahnestock, Deepwater, entered Eternity early Sunday morning, July 1. She was found dead in her home in Deepwater where she lived with a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lizzie Fahnestock. Lucindia Brewster was born March 26, 1852, in Kentucky. She was united in marriage with John Selvey when a young woman about 19 years old and they made their home west of Deepwater. Mr. and Mrs. Selvey were respected and well-liked as they took an active part in the work of the Brethren Church near their home. She was a member of the church and served her Master faithfully throughout a long and useful life. Mr. Selvey died about 40 years ago, and his widow later married Jacob Fahnestock. They lived in Deepwater several years and after his death about eight years ago, she and Mrs. Lizzie Fahnestock lived together. The two were devoted companions and thoroughly enjoyed each other's company. Mrs. Carl Erhart, a daughter of Mrs. Lucindia Fahnestock, lived next door and looked after her mother and when Mrs. Fahnestock was surrounded by her children in her own home she was happy and contented. Surviving Mrs. Fahnestock are her children by her first marriage: Mrs. Nannie Dirck, Will and Bert Selvey, Sedalia; Mrs. Carl Erhart, Deepwater; Mrs. Joe Knierim Kansas; Frank Selvey, Webb City, Mo.; several grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, and a brother; Monroe Brewster, Springfield. Funeral services were Monday at the Christian Church in Deepwater. Interment in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

FAHNESTOCK, Lydia ETTER
1843-1894
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 20 1894 - The entire LaDue community was shocked Sunday to hear of an accident out near the Dunkard church, which proved fatal to Mrs. Jacob Fahnestock. She and her son-in-law, Samuel Wrop, had started to Deepwater in a wagon with a rather fiery team and when they had gotten as far as a little bridge near G. Holmes', the horse became frightened at a turkey hen and backed the wagon off the bridge, throwing them both out and striking Mrs. Fahnestock's breast upon a log. She told her son-in-law the accident was fatal for her. She was taken home in a passing buggy but died the same evening. Her maiden name was Lydia Etter, she was 50, and left a husband and two married children to mourn her loss. Her sister, Mrs. Mary Hughes of Sedalia, came for the funeral at Hayes chapel.

FAHNESTOCK, Robert Lee
1926-2003
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2003 - Robert Lee Fahnestock was born October 16, 1926, in Montrose, Henry County. He was the son of Alfred Lee Fahnestock and Ethel (Davis) Fahnestock. Robert's mother died when he was an infant. His father, Alfred, remarried in 1927 to Amelia Roberds where they raised Robert together in the Clinton area. Robert attended Clinton schools. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy both in the Pacific and Atlantic. In 1946 he was discharged from the Navy and returned home to live and farm with his father. In 1954, he moved to Ark City, Kansas, where he was employed as a truck driver for Rodeo Meat Cafe 30 years. Upon retiring he also worked as a substitute rural mail carrier and later as a long distance truck driver for Viola Industries. Robert moved back to Clinton in 1986. Robert was a member of the Deepwater Church of the Brethren. He was also a member of the Crescent Lodge #133, Ark City, Kansas. He was a member of the Teamsters Union #745 of Wichita, Kansas. Robert built a new house south of Clinton to be near his many friends and to garden, also to be close to the lake where he loved to fish and hunt. Robert is survived by his loving and dedicated companion, Starla Hodge of the home, and his many wonderful friends. Graveside services were held at Teays Chapel Cemetery, Montrose, Saturday, November 22.

FAIR, Slidell
abt 1866-1892
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 1892 - Died Tuesday evening at his father's home in this city, with consumption, Slidell Fair, at the age of 25. Wife and child are left to mourn his loss. Burial in Englewood.

FAIRBURN, Clara Jeannette LAWSON
1938-2006
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 25 2006 - Clara Jeannette Fairburn, 67, daughter of Cleveland B. and Julia (DeWeese) Lawson, was born August 6, 1938, in Bates County. She died at her home in rural Bates County Tuesday, May 23, 2006. She attended Oak Grove School through the 8th grade and graduated from Appleton City High School. She attended Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for two years. After college she joined the United States Army. Following her six years of military service, she was a longtime resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1999 she moved back to Missouri in rural Bates County where she spent the remainder of her life. She married William Fairburn June 19, 1969, at the Appleton City Methodist Church. She was a current member of the Appleton City First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Rural Home Improvement Club and the Green Valley Club. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband and one brother, John Lawson. Survivors include her two children, Tim Fairburn of Butler and Suzanne Smith of Alexandria, Egypt; two brothers, Clyde Lawson of Buena Vista, Colorado, and Robert Lawson of Madrid, Iowa; four sisters, Helen Romero, Costa Mesa, California, Mary Thayer of Evansville, Indiana. Mabel Brewer of Appleton City and Louetta Choat of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two grandsons, Daniel and Nathaniel Smith; many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Tuesday, May 30.

FAIRCHILD, Kathryn ADAIR
1920-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 10 2006 - Kathryn Adair Fairchild was born to James W. and Minnie A. Waugh Adair near Chilhowee, on February 29, 1920, and died at her home in Lahabra, California, on July 30, 2006. She graduated from Chilhowee High School attended Central Missouri Teachers College in Warrensburg and taught at the Star Grade School near Blairstown for two years. During World War II, she moved to California to work in aircraft manufacturing plants to help in the war effort and later worked for JC Penney Co. She married G. C. (Duke) Fairchild, formerly of Warrensburg, in 1945, who preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James and Joseph Adair, and two sisters, Julia Young and Martha Tyler. Surviving are a son Linn Fairchild, his wife Barbara, and grandson Jason, all of Lahabra, California; a daughter Cheryl Bray and granddaughters, Kelly and Jamie Bray, all of Phoenix, Arizona; brother William G. Adair, near Chilhowee, and a sister Shirley Treasure of Kansas City. Cremation and memorial services were held at her home.

FAITH, Margaret E. POTTS
1851-1877
St. Louis Christian Advocate, Abstract of Obituary - Margaret E. Faith, dau of John M. & Nancy E. Potts, was born in N. C., Aug 18 1851; moved with her parents when quite young to Illinois, where they lived for a few years and then to Mo and settled in Henry Co., where she lived with her parents until she was married Dec 17, 1871. She joined the MECS in which she lived faithful. She leaves a husband and one child; two children had preceded her to the bright world of spirits.

FAITH, Mary F.
1846-1936
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Aunt Mary Faith, who for some years had made her home with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Richard Faith of Calhoun, succumbed to an attack of the flu at midnight Sunday and answered her call to eternal rest. She was in her 91st year and her resistance was weakened, though she had been ill only a short time. Mary Faith, born in Henry County October 15, 1846, was the daughter of Ransom Faith and his wife, Nancy, coming to Missouri from Indiana and Tennessee respectively. Of their family of eight children, Aunt Mary was the last daughter and there remains but an only brother, Willis Faith, and his wife, who reside a mile south of Calhoun. Mary Faith, who always lived in the Calhoun neighborhood, was well known for the beauty and simplicity of her life which was full of service and kindness for others. She was early converted in the Methodist church to which she was ever loyal and whose precepts were the guiding motive of sweet and gentle life. She lived with her grandmother after her parents died and in turn has since made her home with her brothers and sisters, surviving all but Willis. The funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday by Rev. Morgan of Calhoun and the body was laid to rest in the Calhoun cemetery by C. L. Wiley, Tim Hardin, Charles Kracaw, T. D. Burch, C. S. Morrow and Dr. Hull.

FAITH, Nancy H. WILSON
1816-1903
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 6 1903 - Mrs. Nancy H. Faith was born in Green county, Tenn., Oct 11th, 1816, and departed this life at the family residence of her son, John Faith, her old homestead, 3 miles south of Calhoun, May 27th, 11903. she was therefore 86 years, 7 months and 15 days old at the time of her death. Grandma, as she was usually called, had for some three years been afflicted with partial paralysis, almost helpless, and about two weeks ago her clothes caught fire, caused from a pipe, which she was smoking, burning her fearfully about the body, and from that time on she grew weaker until God called her up higher. During all the time of her sickness she complained but little, but from day to day as her weakness increased, established in her own mind a belief that her days were numbered, and her courage and resolutions grew beautifully stronger and she said she was ready to go when the Lord called her. Deceased emigrated from Tenn. with her parents, to Lafayette county, Mo., in 1830, and two years later they came to Henry county and settled near where Hickory Grove church now stands. She was united in marriage to Ransom Faith, Sept. 21, 1843. Her husband preceded her to that far beyond 19 years ago. To this union 8 children were born - 5 boys and 3 girls, all of whom are living, besides 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren are left to mourn her loss. She professed religion in early childhood and joined the M. E. church, South, in which she lived an honored member until death. On the following day her funeral was preached at her late residence by Rev. Hill of Calhoun. Grandma Faith's remains were then borne away to the Combs cemetery, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends, where it was laid to rest.

FAITH, Richard T.
1854-1932
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Richard T. Faith died at his home in Calhoun at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, after a lingering illness that extended over a year or more. He had been much worse that last few weeks and bed fast the week previous to his death. Mr. Fail was born south of Calhoun, January 21, 1854, and educated in the rural schools of Henry County. He was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Sellers November 4, 1897. She survives with their four children--Miss Willie Faith, who teaches mathematics in the Butler high school; Miss Edith Faith, who teaches home economics in the Warrensburg high school; Miss Marjorie Faith, who teaches the primary department of the Calhoun high school and Clyde Faith, at home. Mr. Faith had been a bridge builder and contractor for nearly 50 years. He had built steel and wooden bridges all over Henry and adjoining counties, and was known far and wide as an honest and upright contractor. Many bridges will stand through the years as a monument to his memory. Deceased was converted in his youth and had been a faithful and active member of the M.E. Church, South for many years. He had served his church as a steward and was regular attendant with a ready smile of greeting. He also was an enthusiastic Mason, and had occupied many offices in this lodge. He was an ardent Democrat and kept thoroughly posted on the affairs of the nation, as well as locally. He read much and believed in education and gave his children splendid advantages. His funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Calhoun Methodist church. Interment in the Calhoun Cemetery. Those attending the funeral from a distance were: Mrs. H. A. McCulloh, Abilene, Kans.; Mrs. Leslie Lobaugh, Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Couch, Kansas City. All the ladies were nieces of deceased.

FALER, Eudora Lee THOMPSON
1926-2004
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 19 2004 - Eudora Lee Faler, 78, Clinton, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Windsor Health Care. She was born March 2, 1926, in Stoutland, the daughter of the late Charles and Janey (Webster) Thompson. She was married to the late Sheldon L. Faler. She is survived by her son, Dennis Faler, Windsor; her sisters, Roberta Otten and Emgene Culley; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six sisters, two brothers and one grandson. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 21, at Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home. Interment will be in Clinton Memory Gardens.

FALER, Sheldon Lester
1913-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 30 2001 - Sheldon Lester Faler, 88, Clinton, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Eudora Faler of the home; one son, Dennis Faler of Windsor; one sister, Viola Miliken of Clinton; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Graveside services will be Wednesday at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, with burial there.

FALES, Mildred Irene RYUN
1929-2001
Dover Cemetery, Dover, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 17 2001 - Mildred Irene Fales, 72, Deepwater, formerly of Dover, died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Clinton Care and Rehabilitation center. She was born April 15, 1929, in Dover, the daughter of J. Orvil Ryun and Gracie Keith Ryun. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her son, Russell Wilkerson, Kansas City; her daughter, Debby Walker, Kansas City; three brothers, Richard Ryun, Higginsville, and Jerry Ryun and Arnold Ryun, both of Deepwater; three sisters, Lois Faye Davis, Clinton, Norma Dean Benedick, Kansas City and Joan Bere, Columbia; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services are Tuesday, September 18, at Walker-Nadler Chapel, Lexington. Burial will be in Dover Cemetery.

FALKNOR, Ira Prentice
1879-1940
Clinton MO - Ira Prentice Falknor, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Falknor was born June 22, 1879 at Sweet Springs, Pettis County, Mo., and passed March 15, 1940 at 10:30 a.m. at the age of 60 years 8 mon. and 22 days. On December 21, 1899 was married to Miss Sophia Fellhauer at Sweet Springs, Missouri. To this union were born five children a baby boy dying in infancy and a little girl dying at Billings in 1909. Mrs. Falknor preceded him in death on March 20 1936. Those remaining are Mrs. Ruth Falknor of Billings, Mrs. A. L. Tindell of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Otis Weber of Dilworth. Besides three daughters he leaves two grandsons, Max Weber of Dilworth and Aaron Lee Tindell of Oklahoma City, also his father L. C. Falknor of Texhoma, Oklahoma. Three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. A. L. Wilson and Mrs. Emma Brown of Texhoma, Sadie Crossfield of Blackwell, Joe Pitman of Enid and Joe Pitman of Evansville, Iowa and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in the Billings cemetery.

FALKNOR, Sophia FELLHAUER
1872-1936
Clinton MO - J. J. Fellhauer's Sister Dies - Sophia Fellhauer, daughter of John B. and Lena Fellhauer, was born August 5, 1872, at Pocahontas, Illinois, and died March 20, 1936, at Blackwell, Oklahoma, age 63 years, 7 months and 15 days. She came with her parents from Pierron, Illinois, to Henry County Missouri, and located in the Mt. Carmel neighborhood, west of Clinton, Mo., about 1873, where she made her home until her marriage. On December 21, 1899, she was married to Ira P. Falknor, at Sweet Springs, Mo. They resided at Knob Noster, Mo., four years and in 1903 located at Billings, Oklahoma, where they lived twenty-five years and in 1928 moved to Siloam Springs, Ark., living there eight years. About the first of March this year, they moved to Blackwell, Okla. Five children were born to her marriage, a son dying in infancy; Ruth, of the home; Audry, dying at the age of 2 1/2 years; Velma, now Mrs. Frances Minehan, Billings, Okla.; and Mildred, now Mrs. Otis Weber, Blackwell, Okla. She was a good wife, mother and sister; was industrious, a good home maker and always ready to lend a helping hand to those in distress. Her little grandson, Max Weber, was the idol of her heart. Besides her husband, three daughters and little grandson she also leaves the following brothers and sisters; J. J. Fellhauer, Blairstown, Mo.; W. A. Fellhauer, Clinton, Mo.; Mrs. J. G. Henny, Clinton, Mo.; Mrs. J. L. McKeaigg, Ladue, Mo.; Mrs. W. H. Renfro, Eldorado Springs, Mo.; and Misses Ida, Emma and Sadie Fellhauer, Blairstown, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 22, 1936, in the Christian church at Billings, Okla., and interment was made in the beautiful Union cemetery three miles southeast of Billings.

FAMULINER, Lula May ALLEN
1897-1991
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lula M. Famuliner, 94, Harrisonville, died October 11, at Camden Health Center, Harrisonville. She was born May 7, 1897 near Gerster, Mo., in St. Clair County, the daughter of Bird and Mary Emaline Todd Allen. At an early age, she moved with her parents to Cass County, near Garden City. On Sept. 26, 1916, she was married at Kansas City, by the late Rev. D. W. Britton, to Chancey Ervin Famuliner. Mrs. Famuliner lived in the Garden City community until 1985, when she moved to Harrisonville. Mrs. Famuliner had been a homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, both in Garden City. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Wallace Allen. Survivors include her husband, Chancey E. Famuliner, of the home; a son, Cleo A. Famuliner, Garden City; a grandson; a granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Oct. 14, at Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City.

FANTZ, Harry F.
1919-2002
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2002 - Harry F. Fantz was born October 21, 1919, at Raymore, son of Harvey E. and Ethel Champion Fantz. He died January 5, 2002, at Westwood Nursing Center. He married the former Violet L. Estell in 1939. She died October 1, 2001. He was a charger member of the Sunrise Optimist Club and a former member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was a crew foreman for North American Aviation during World War II, building B25 bombers. He and his wife also co-owned and operated Harry's Feed and Farm Supply. He was an avid fisherman and a member of Golden Valley Roamers RV Club. His parents and two brothers, Charles and Marion Fantz, also preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Stephen D. Fantz, Clinton, and Tom Fantz and wife Marilyn, Gardner, Kansas; two daughters, Ronda Wiley and husband Russell, Deepwater, and Cindy Parratt, Clinton; two brothers, Edd Fantz, Calhoun, and Ross Fantz and wife Jeanne, Clinton; one sister, Ellen Sizemore; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 10 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FANTZ, Harvey Edward "H. Edd"
1923-2003
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 11 2003 - Harvey Edward "H. Edd" Fantz of Calhoun was born February 3, 1923, at Raymore, the son of Harvey Edgar and Ethel Ellen Champion Fantz. He departed this, life October 25, 2003, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehab Center, Windsor, at the age of 80 years, eight months and 22 days. On June 25, 1946, Edd was united In marriage to Sylvia Shirley Miller, who died in 1997. He served his country during World War II with the United States Army from April 27, 1944, to April 30, 1946, in Central Europe. He received the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with one Bronze star, Good Conduct Medal, WW II Victory Medal and two overseas bars. Edd was a charter member of the Calhoun American Legion Post #566 and was honored with a 50-year pin. Edd was self-employed most of his life. Farming, hauling milk and driving the school bus until he moved his family to Calhoun where he and Shirley opened Edd's Place Cafe. He loved to play checkers and pool. Work took a second seat when Ed Pearson, Howard Thompson or Clarence Church came in to play checkers. Edd was employed by the City of Calhoun as the sewer/water maintenance man. He was a member of the Calhoun Fire Department over 20 years and served as city marshal several years. At an early age Edd was baptized at the Raymore Presbyterian Church. Grandpa loved his family. His children were special to him. We will always remember birthdays and Christmas with Grandpa. He loved all little kids. Grandpa always had gum in his pocket on the milk route for his customers' children. When children came in the cafe he always had candy or gum for them. He tantalized young and old alike. He and Shirley enjoyed high school basketball games and generations of local kids can remember playing pool and pinball at the cafe and playing with Edd. When the grandchildren and great-grandchildren came along he was delighted. He instilled in his children and grandchildren that life is what you make it. Hard work was necessary and nothing was going to be free. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley, and three brothers, Charles, Marion and Harry. He is survived by his children, Judy Green and husband, Doug, Wilkerson, Indiana, Barbara Colwell and husband, Tom, Linda Hawkins and husband, Bob, both of Calhoun, and Harvey Fantz, Plainfield, Indiana; grandchildren, Cathy Harbaugh and husband, Alex, Plainfield, Indiana, Marcie Dick and husband, Paul, Steven Green and wife, Donna, both of Indianapolis. Indiana, Jeff Colwell and wife, Lesa, Calhoun, and Jerid Colwell, Houston, Texas, Lynetta Bellomy and husband, Dwayne, Calhoun, and Roberta Cox and husband, Shawn, Clinton; great-grandchildren, Carmen and Donavin Harbaugh. Angelica, Sylvia and Michael Dick, Kayla Daywalt and Douglas Green,Andrew, Amber, Austin Stackhouse and Logan Colwell, Jacob Bellomy, Dalton, Blake and Melanie Cox. Also surviving is one brother, Ross Fantz and wife, Jean, Clinton, and one sister, Ellen Sizemore, Steelville. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 1, at Consalus-Bradley Chapel with burial in the Calhoun Cemetery. Pall bearers were his seven grandsons.

FANTZ, Nina M. LONG
1915-2000
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nina M. Fantz, 85, Lee's Summit, formerly of Clinton, died December 23, 2000, at White Ridge Healthcare Center in Lee's Summit. She was born January 4, 1915, in Henry County, the daughter of Herman B. and Bertha Long. She married Marion E. Fantz, who died August 14, 1984. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, where she belonged to the Dorcas Circle. She started the library at the church and worked in it for the next eight years. She and Marion started the bus ministry at Northeast and she was involved with various other church organizations. She was a volunteer at Golden Valley Hospital. Survivors include one son, Ron Moss, Independence; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Moss, Gladstone; two granddaughters, Angelia Sparrow, West Memphis, Arkansas, and Jennifer Moss, Gladstone; four great-grandchildren, Victoria, Christipher, Jonathan and Olivia Sparrow; one brother, Herb Long, Peculiar. Funeral services will be Thursday at Northeast Baptist Church.

FANTZ, Violet L. "Vi" ESTELL
1922-2001
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 3 2001 - Violet L. "Vi" Fantz, 79, Clinton, died Monday, October 1, 2001, at her home. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 23 2001 - Violet L. "Vi" Fantz was born August 12, 1922, in Henry County, daughter of Ira Lee and Otha Murl Sell Estell. She died October 1, 2001, at the age of 79 years, one month and 29 days. She had lived most of her life in the Henry County area. She co-owned and operated the Purina Feed Store, owned and operated the Green Gables Cafe and also owned and operated Vi's Beauty Shop. She married Harry Fantz in 1939. He survives of the home. Preceding her in death were her parents. She is also survived by two sons, Stephen Fantz, Clinton, and Tome Fantz and wife, Marilyn, Gardner, Kansas; two daughters, Ronda Wiley and husband, Russell, Deepwater, and Cindy Parratt, Clinton; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 5 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FANTZ, Virgil Ross
1927-2006
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2006 - Virgil Ross Fantz, the youngest son of Harvey Edgar "Pops" and Ethel Champion Fantz was born April 28, 1927 near Archie, MO, and departed this life August 20, 2006 in Clinton, MO. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery. He was married to Myrna Jeanne Moffitt on April 6, 1952 at New Hope Baptist Church in Clinton. To this union were born two daughters: Sallie Ann and Patti Gail. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers: Charles, Marion, Edd and Harry. His wife, Jeanne of the home, his daughters Ann and husband Clyde Pugh of Clinton, Patti and husband Terry Coffelt of Columbia, MO along with four grandchildren, Nic and Matt Pugh and Allison and Scott Coffelt, five great grandchildren and one sister, Ellen Sizemore, survive him. Ross left Clinton High School before graduating to serve in the Army in Korea during World War Two. Once he returned to the United States he went back to High School to earn his diploma and graduated from Clinton several years older than all of his classmates in 1951 Ross and Jeanne lived in Warrensburg, MO, some 44 years before returning to their hometown of Clinton. He was an agent with the Prudential Insurance Company 25 years and later a rural mail carrier in Warrensburg before retiring in 1995. Ross was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church where he was a deacon since 1955. Ross was in attendance at the Cozart Hotel when New Hope Baptist Church was organized before he was saved and joined. He started attending church services with Jeanne before they married. It was during the first revival held at New Hope in October of 1952 that the Lord made him to know that he was lost and needed salvation. As he tells it: "I tried to be saved behind the sacks of feed where I would hide to pray when I was working in Harry’s feed store, but the Lord had other plans. One night at Revival meeting I was sitting in the choir close to where my beloved Jeanne was playing the piano and the Lord let me know I had to go down in the altar. I never knew how I got to the altar, I only knew the Lord said I had to get my head down on the floor, not just on the rostrum and when I did, He opened up the floor to me and revealed the fiery pits of hell and I knew that’s where I was headed if He didn’t save me. When I got my head low enough, he closed the floor and it was as though chains were loosed from my chest and peace came into my heart. He saved me."

FARES, Albert Leroy
1938-2011
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Albert Leroy Fares, age 73 of LaCygne, Kansas passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2001 at his home. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Albert was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Samuel Walter and Edith Louise (Leslie) Fares. He was a printer for North Kansas City Hospital, Goodyear Tire Company and the Federal Reserve. Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Louise Fares; his wife, Brigette; daughter, Cynthia Fares; son, Larry Fares; one sister, Mary and one brother, Charley. He is survived by two sons, John Fares and Doug Fare, both of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Susie Meese of Pheonix, Arizona; two brothers, Walter Fares of Independence, Missouri and John Fares of Clinton, Missouri; three sisters, Jean Wilson of Sun City, Arizona, Vera Graham and Darlene Fabyanic, both of Clinton, Missouri; six grandchildren, Jessica Kuhns, Charles Gibson, Jennifer Threlkeld, Nicholas Meese, Heather Fares and Laura Fares and one great grandson, Bo Gibson.

FARES, Michael Lee
1968-2009
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Michael Lee Fares, son of John Franklin and Elizabeth A. (Sprinkler) Fares, was born March 17 1968, in Kansas City. He died Feb. 17 2009, in Bethany at the age of 40 years. He was self-employed in remodeling and maintenance. He is survived by his parents, John and Elizabeth Fares, Clinton; two daughters, Brittney Fares of Montrose, Missouri and Tara Fares of Leesville, Missouri; one brother, Sam Fares of Cameron, Missouri; four sisters Audrey Livingston of Clinton, Angela Young of Deepwater, Missouri, Annie Fares and Michelle Stockdall both of Clinton; as well as one granddaughter, Kamrey Fares of Montrose, Missouri. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ, Clinton, on Saturday, Feb. 21. Interment was in Deepwater Cemetery.

FARHNER, Oren Mason
1911-1913
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Jan 3 1913 - Oren Mason Farhner the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farhner of this city died Tuesday night, Dec. 31, 1912, age 1 year, 8 months and 6 days. A few days since he was taken sick with pneumonia and although, the Doctor's skill coupled with everything loving hands could do, it was to no avail and while the dark cloud surround the home, its silver linings reflects above as his spirit ascends to the God who gave it to ever bloom and await the loved ones left behind. Funeral services were held at the Christian church, Thursday, Jan. 2. Interment in the Montrose cemetery.

FARIS, Herman Preston
1858-1936
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Herman P. Faris, 77, well-known banker and prohibitionist of Clinton, was killed instantly Friday afternoon when the automobile in which he was driving, alone, crashed into the railing of a concrete bridge seven miles south of Clinton on Highway 13. Mr. Faris was returning home from a business appointment in Deepwater at the time of the accident. He was known as a fast driver and had been in numerous accidents. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, a brother and sister and six grandchildren. Mr. Faris had played a large part in the life of Clinton and surrounding communities for many years. Hard work and good business judgment paved the way to the accomplishment of his goal, the establishment of one of the largest financial institutions in this part of the state, the Brinkerhoff-Faris Trust and Savings Company. An ardent prohibitionist, he had spoken in behalf of the dry cause in virtually every state in the union. Three times he was candidate of the Prohibitionists for governor of Missouri and in 1924 he carried the banner of the Prohibition party as its presidential nominee. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

FARIS, William Edgar
1849-1928
Clinton MO - Died in Colorado - Wm. Edgar Faris was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, May 8th, 1849; and died at Durango, Colo., March 2nd, 1928, being in his 79th year. His family removed, in 1859, to the territory of Kansas and lived in Lecompton, when it was the Capitol. In the fall of 1867 again removed to Clinton, and our older citizens will remember Edgar as one of the first draymen, when the railroad entered Clinton. However, he left Clinton in the early seventies for the then "wild west" of Barbour county, Kans., where he and his elder brother, L. C. Faris, and the Moseley Brothers, John and Enos, established a ranch in the Medicine river, where they resided a number of years; the Indians were numerous and troublesome in those days. After the death of Enos Moseley and the marriage of L. C. Faris, "Uncle Ed" and "Uncle John", as they were familiarly known, remained as partners and pals and finally located near LaPlata in the northwest corner of New Mexico, some 40 miles south of Durango, where Albert Faris had located and later died. These two confirmed bachelors remained inseparable from their first meeting in about 1873, until Uncle Ed passed away on March 2nd, 1928. He had been in failing health for some time and Earle Faris, who is a banker at Mancos, Colo., drove down to LaPlata on March 1st, and took his Uncle to Durango to consult a doctor. Mr. Faris seemed better, ate a good breakfast, stood the forty mile ride in good shape but had been in the Doctor's office only a few minutes when the poor worn heart simply ceased its beats, and the soul of Edgar Faris passed into the presence of his Maker. None knew Edgar Faris, but learned to esteem him for his outstanding, rugged, honesty and uprightness. He is survived by his sister, Fannie, of Denver (formerly a teacher in Clinton, and also in Denver City schools) his brothers, Theodore S., of Colorado Springs, and the youngest, Herman P., of Clinton. The funeral was at Durango, Colo.

FARLEY, Charles Bernard
1934-2001
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2001 - Charles Bernard Farley, 67, Cole Camp, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at a nursing home there. Graveside services will be held Friday, October 19, at Englewood Cemetery. Mr. Farley had been a security officer for the City of Kansas City before retirement.

FARMER, Benjamin Clinton
1916-2006
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2006 - Benjamin Clinton Farmer was born in Springfield December 5, 1916. He died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. His parents were Wallace E. Farmer Sr. and Zadelle Simes Farmer. His mother died when he was 13-years-old and he went to live with his grandparents, Ben C. and Jessie Simes. It was at this time he started working at Simes Shoe Store. On May 31, 1936, he married Irene Hamric. Their 70th wedding anniversary would have been this May. He served in the 20th Armored Division in the European Theatre during World War 2. Upon his return home he returned to Simes Shoe Store and remained there until he sold the store in 1982 and retired. Upon retirement he enjoyed traveling by driving to Alaska and touring most of the western states. His hobbies included wood carving, golf and quail hunting with his Brittany Spaniel. As a member of the First Planning Commission of the Historical Society's Anheuser-Busch Building in 1974, he continued working until the Village was completed in 1991. He served as chairman of Englewood Cemetery Board and was instrumental in the restoration of Oak Grove Cemetery. A member of the Clinton Methodist Church since childhood, he served on various committees, including chairman of the Missions Committee where he enjoyed working with and the friendship of the Ponca Indians of White Eagle, Oklahoma. His other activities included Scout Master of Troop 435, Clinton School Board, Clinton Kiwanis Club, Clinton Chamber of Commerce member and chairman of the Clinton Planning and Zoning Commission. The most important thing in his life was his family, his wife, Irene, of the home, and children, Wally and Linda Vogel. In later years this included his grandson, Kyle Vogel, and his great-grandson and namesake, Benjamin Vogel. Funeral services were held at United Methodist Church, Clinton, on Wednesday, March 22. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FARMER, Ellen M.
1923-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 15 2005 - Mrs. Ellen M. Farmer, 82, Arma, Kansas, and formerly of ElDorado Springs, died Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at Girard Hospital in Girard, Kansas. Funeral services will be Friday, December 16, at Harwood Cemetery, Harwood.

FARMER, George Calvin
1865-1938
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - George Farmer died at 11:30 a.m. January 5, 1938, in Calhoun where he had lived practically all his life. He was in his usual health until about four weeks ago when he suffered a stroke and was bedfast from that time until his death. Friday evening, he was afflicted by another stroke. His devoted wife gave him every care, assisted by her daughters, who went to show their filial love in deeds for the beloved father. He was born in Boone County September 27, 1865, a son of Elizabeth Curnutt and William Jackson Farmer and a few months later was brought to near Calhoun. He was married to Miss Mary Frances Little of Calhoun on January 6, 1887, by Judge Slack and to this union were born 11 children, 10 of whom survive. Their daughter, Mrs. C. E. Amick of Calhoun, passed on in March 1936. Besides the loving wife, those who survive are Harvey Farmer, Mesdames R. R. Rabine, George and Floyd Shepherd of Calhoun; Jim Farmer, Higginsville; Mrs. Harry Steele, Ft. Scott, Kans.; John Farmer, Clinton; Mesdames R. F. Moreland and T. L. McMillen, Kansas City and Mrs. John Venable, Kansas City, Kans. There are also two brothers, Joe Farmer of Calhoun, who is too ill to attend the last rites and Lewis Farmer, Appleton City. All the children came to be with their mother. There are 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Shirley Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Shepherd of Windsor. He was a lifelong member of the Christian church at Calhoun and was faithful to attend whenever possible. He cherished his family and was never so happy as when they were near. Last year, he and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and the bliss for their life together still shone for both of them whose separation would be but a few years. Deceased was a farmer near Calhoun all his life, and they moved to Calhoun this fall, as he was not able to continue the work. He had been in failing health about four years, but the farm life had ever been his foremost interest and remained so until death. He was attached to the livestock, and enjoyed watching things grow as they are the means of a farmer's livelihood. He was a member of the M. W. A. lodge. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Christian church at Calhoun by Rev. H. E. Carpenter. Burial in the Calhoun cemetery.

FARMER, Georgia "Charlene" COGLE HART
1944-2005
Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 1 2005 - Georgia "Charlene" Farmer, 61, Nixa, died Thursday, October 20, 2005, at Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born October 14, 1944, in Clinton, the daughter of Marvin and Katie Cogle. She married James Edward Farmer May 17, 1978, who died in 1995. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Thomas Hart; her parents and a sister. She is survived by her son James Lester Hart Jr. and his wife Gerrie, Creighton; two daughters, Dianna Brooks, Nixa, and Kim Cunio and husband Norman; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Norman Cogle, Harrisonville, and John Cogle, Montrose. She will be buried in Springfield National Cemetery at a later date.

FARMER, Helen Gray AVERY
1892-1979
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Helen G. Farmer, 86, Windsor, died June 25, 1979, at the Windsor Hospital. Mrs. Farmer was born in Windsor, December 17, 1892, daughter of Pleasant Avery and Ida Goodin Avery. On January 26, 1921, she was married to George Harvey Farmer. He preceded her in death December 26, 1975. Survivors include one brother, Raymond Avery, Windsor; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held June 26 at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

FARMER, Joseph B.
1862-1938
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Joseph B. Farmer died June 20 1838. He was born January 3, 1862, in Miller County, Missouri. He was married March 18, 1880, to Mary A. Eakens at Calhoun, having spent the great part of his life there. To this union were born six children, two daughters, Ola and Ollia, preceding him in death. Those surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lyle Dannatt, of Windsor and three sons, Luther and Clay of Calhoun, and Earl of Windsor. Mrs. Farmer died May 4, 1922. Since that time Mr. Farmer had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Dannatt, and family who gave him the best of care. Others surviving were two granddaughters, Ilene Dannatt and Marjorie Farmer. Mr. Farmer joined the Calhoun Christian Church during the ministry of Rev. Joe Babb and had lived a consistent Christian life. the funeral service was held at the Calhoun Christian Church Wednesday, June 22. Interment was in Calhoun cemetery.

FARMER, Muriel L.
abt 1915-2007
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co, VA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 2 2007 - Muriel L. Farmer died on Sunday, January 28, 2007, at Greensprings Village in Springfield, Virginia. She was the wife of the late William C. Farmer, mother of Ludelle Koerkenmeier of Vienna, Virginia, William Bruce Farmer of Poway, California, and Elizabeth Lilley of Centerville, Virginia. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, February 22.

FARMER, Samuel J.
1863-1938
Cove Creek Cemetery, Mingo Twp, Bates Co, MO
Clinton MO - S. J. Farmer Died (By the Lucas Correspondent) - Life's chapter for Samuel J. Farmer was closed about 1:20 a.m. May 5, 1938, at his home in Lucas, from a sudden heart attack. He had not been strong for some time, but his death came unexpectedly. He was born October 15, 1863, in Callaway County. Most of his life had been spent in and near Mayesburg which is across the Henry County line in Bates County, but the last three years they had lived in Henry County. January 4, 1891, he was united in marriage to Miss Sallie Stewart and to this union were born two sons. Mrs. Farmer survives her husband, and a cousin, J. B. Farmer of Jefferson City, who came for last rites. Mr. Farmer was well known and liked for he was kindly, with a ready smile for everyone. He was an excellent neighbor, cheerful, willing to do anything to help. Between him and his wife many ties had been strengthened by their sweet comradeship together, comforting one another in sorrow and sharing their joy. Mr. Farmer had always been a farmer in which work he was ever assisted by his wife, who, like the true partner she was, carried her part of life's load. He had been for several years a member of the Mayesburg Church of God. He is absent in the flesh, but has found joy on the other shore with their two sons, and is but another bond that makes Eternity more beautiful for the wife and mother. Funeral services were conducted from the church of his faith at May 5. Burial in Cove Creek cemetery.

FARMER, Wallace Edward Jr.
1914-1991
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wallace Edward Farmer, Jr., son of Zadel Simes and Wallace Edward Farmer, Sr., was born April 27, 1914 in Springfield. He passed away at his home in Osceola on December 12, 1991. Wallace was united in marriage to Alice Johnson on July 24, 1937. To this union was born one son, William Waldo Farmer, presently of Rock Port, Mo. Wallace had an elder brother, Colonel William C. Farmer, who preceded him in death and has a younger brother, Benjamin Crawford Farmer of Clinton. Wallace served in the Army during World War II and saw duty in the Indian, China and Burma Theater. He was a member of American Legion Post #618 and the Osage Wildlife Preservation Association. At the end of WWII, Wallace owned and operated the B&F Appliance Company in Clinton and then later became a salesman for the Julip Company and later Pangurn Candy Company. In 1954 the family moved to Osceola. In addition to traveling and selling, Wallace had a cattle operation for many years. After retiring in 1972, Wallace started a second career and became dedicated to flea marketing. Wallace had few hobbies but enjoyed playing cards. He was a good cook and took pleasure in serving friends and family one of his gourmet meals. Wallace served as treasurer of the St. Clair County Farm Bureau for many years. He enjoyed the company of young people and delighted in watching them grow. Wallace is survived by his son, William Wallace Farmer of Rock Port; his twin sister, Jane Schmidt of Carlsbad, Ca.; a brother, Benjamin C. Farmer of Clinton; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 14, 1991 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Military services were by VFW Post #4197 and American Legion Post #618. Burial was in Osceola Cemetery.

FARNSWORTH, Melvin French
1933-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Melvin French Farnsworth, 62, Holden, died Sunday morning, February 4, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital after an illness of only a few hours. He was born June 11, 1933, at the farm home nine miles south of Holden, the son of Henry French and Clara Long Farnsworth. He attended the Star and Scaley Bark rural schools and graduated from Holden High School with the class of 1951. He was married October 6, 1956, to Vera Marie Green. He was married October 17, 1966, to Anna Lee Pummill Napper in Miami, Oklahoma, and spent most of his life in the quick City community where he grew up, having purchased the family farm after serving in the armed services from 1954 to 1956. The farm was his first love. The last few years he raised cattle and enjoyed playing his guitar and singing with bluegrass music groups and had entertained recently at the Holden Senior Center and Presbyterian church, where he was a member. He spent many summer weekends at the lake with Farnsworth family members playing and singing bluegrass and gospel songs. He is survived by his wife, Anna Lee, of the home; two daughters, Pamela Sue Williams and husband, Dan of Liberty, and Kathryn Ann Wall and husband Charles and three grandchildren, Adam, Crystal and Nicki Wall, all of Blairstown; one sister, Cena Evelyn Dunn and husband Paul and one nephew, Lynn W. Dunn and wife Connie, all of Holden; one great-niece, Cheri Edwards and husband Dwight Edwards and great-great-nephew, Alex Edwards of Chilhowee. He was preceded in death by his father in 1961 and his mother in 1982. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at the Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden with burial in the Farnsworth Cemetery.

FARNSWORTH, Orbie Gale
1942-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 27 2005 - Orbie Gale Farnsworth, 63, died at his home in Arizona Sunday, September 25, 2005. He was born in Blairstown and graduated from high school there. Funeral arrangements will be made at Stanley Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. Burial will be in Farnsworth Family Cemetery.

FARRAR, Carolyn Sue BELTON
1934-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2004 - On June 20, 2004, Carolyn Sue Farrar, beloved daughter, mother, grandmother and friend, lost her eight-year battle with breast cancer, but gained the presence of her much-beloved Lord Jesus. Sue was born on January 10, 1934, in Clinton. She grew up in Clinton and attended Clinton High School where she was a cheerleader for three years. She then attended Christian College in Columbia for two years where she received her Associate of Arts degree. Sue then moved to Dallas to attend Southern Methodist University where she graduated in May 1955 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. She was a member and song leader of the Chi Omega Sorority and recipient of the Golden Owl Chi Omega 50-year award. Sue was a member of First Methodist Church of Dallas where she was very active in the music program and performed in many of their musical productions in the rotunda. There she met her future husband, Sidney Bob Farrar and they married in June 1956 in Clinton. She taught primary music education in Oak Cliff and at Dan D. Rogers Elementary. She was a model and actress in the 1960s and worked in Public Relations for the State Fair of Texas in planning, coordinating and booking events. She was involved in many choral groups - most notably in forming the Park Cities Women's Chorus in 1961 as director for many years. She taught music for three years at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison where two of her children attended. Sue was the Minister of Music for over two decades at Northwest Bible church where she led the adult choir and started several children and youth choirs. During her time at Northwest bible, she composed and published many anthems and musicals for both adults and children, which are still being frequently performed in churches throughout the country. she also led many choir mission trips to Russia, Italy, Guatemala and Mexico. After retiring from Northwest Bible church, she was Minister of Music at North Dallas bible Church for a few years. Sue taught private voice lessons from her home for over 30 years. Sue was the much-loved accompanist, vocal coach and mentor of two women's singing groups, Contemporary Choral and Accord, for the last three years. Sue was always very involved in her children's school activities, in PTA and music programs from elementary through high school. She loved to travel the world with friends and family, play bridge and table games, work puzzles, shop for antiques, needlepoint, knit and collect Hummel figurines. She loved people and doing for others, always sending cards to friends and telling funny stories about her grandchildren. She provided piano and vocal entertainment almost all of her life for friends, family and many organizations. but Sue mostly loved spending time with her three beautiful grandchildren who loved her very much! She was their "Nanny" and they were her treasures. Sue was preceded in death by her beloved father Dwight Edwin Belton; stepfather Harry Hunter Martin, and devoted son Stephen Martin Farrar, M.D. She is survived by her mother, Esther Belton Martin; former spouse Sidney Bob Farrar; loving daughter and son-in-law Suzanne Farrar Davidson and Scott Neil Davidson, D.D.S.; loving son and daughter-in-law Scott Bowden Farrar, D.O. and Mary Susan Farrar; three adoring grandchildren, Shannon Carolyn Davidson, Kathryn Suzanne Davidson and Adam Scott Davidson, and step-grandchildren, Justin Andrews, Sarah Andrews and Emily Johnson, and many, many loving and cherished friends whose lives will be forever blessed by her life, her music, her ministry, her humor and her fighting spirit. A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 23, 2 p.m. at Northwest Bible Church, 8505 Douglas Avenue, Dallas, Texas.

FARRAR, Frederick Samuel
1910-1992
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Frederick Samuel Farrar, age 81, Popular Bluff, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 1992, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Poplar Bluff. He was born in Holden on November 14, 1910 the son of Thomas Benjamin and Mabel Anna (Hagemeyer) Farrar. His wife, Violet M. (Cable) Farrar, preceded him in death in 1957. He lived in Kansas City before moving to Poplar Bluff in 1982. Mr. Farrar was a retired film editor for Calvin Productions in Kansas City. He played string bass in Kansas City bands in the 1940s and 50s. He was a Baptist, an Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the Kansas City Federation of Musicians Local 34-627 and the American Legion Post in Poplar Bluff. He is survived by cousins and several friends. Graveside services and burial were Saturday, January 18, 1992 at Holden Cemetery.

FARRAR, Stephen Martin
1958-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2004 - Stephen Martin Farrar, beloved son of Sidney Bob Farrar and Carolyn Sue Farrar, went home to be with the Lord and was given rest from his struggles on June 15, 2004. Stephen was born on May 1, 1958, and had a life that was filled with accomplishment and love for his family. He was an Eagle Scout and received the Order of the Arrow. After completing high school at Trinity Christian Academy, he attended Texas A&M University where he graduated Magna Cum laude in psychology. His medical career took him to U.T. Southwestern and Duke University where he received his MD and completed his ophthalmology residency respectively. He provided years of service to his patients with competent compassion in Dallas, New Mexico, Fort Worth and the Mid-Cities. His research efforts were published in major medical journals in his field. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba diving, sky diving, art, music and he strived to excel in all of these activities. He gave completely of himself to his family and friends. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 19, at 9:30 a.m. at Restland Funeral Home and Memorial Park in the Wildwood Chapel. Stephen was preceded in death by grandparents, Simon Bowden Farrar, Gladys Reynolds Farrar and Harry Hunter Martin. He is survived by parents, Carolyn Sue Farrar and Sidney Bob Farrar; sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne Farrar Davidson and Scott Neil Davidson, DDS, and their children, Shannon Carolyn Davidson, Kathryn Suzanne Davidson and Adam Scott Davidson; brother and sister-in-law Scott Bowden Farrar D.O. and Mary Susan Farrar and their children, Justin Lee Andrews, Sarah Elizabeth Andrews and Emily Marla Johnson; lifelong friend James S. Robertson III in whose home Stephen accepted Christ as his savior at the age of 12; lifelong friend, June Ruth Hunt, and a whole host of dear friends who entered his life and never left him.

FARRELL, Carol M.
1940-2015
Carol M. Farrell, age 74 years, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at her home. Among survivors is her daughter, Mary Cupp of Clinton, Missouri. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri and are pending at this time.

FARRENS, Donna Lee HART
1945-1992
Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Junction, Nodaway Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Donna Lee Farrens, 47, Joplin, formerly of Clinton, died Tuesday, May 26, 1992 at St. John's Hospital in Joplin. Funeral services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the Christian Church at Burlington Junction, under direction of the Schooler Funeral Home in Fairfax. Burial will be in the Ohio Cemetery at Burlington Junction.

FARRIS, Earl D.
1907-1993
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Earl D. Farris, 85, Springfield, Illinois, died Saturday, August 14, 1993, at St. John's Hospice. He was born September 11, 1907, in Richards, Missouri, the son of Frank E. and Josephine Valeria Watson Farris. He married Thelma Griggs in 1929 in Clinton. He was employed by National Life and Accident Insurance Company for 30 years before retiring in 1971. He had been transferred to Springfield in 1956 as district manager of the Springfield office. He was a member of Byers Avenue United Methodist Church in Joplin. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Thelma; two sons, Don of Pleasant Plains, Illinois, and bill of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a daughter, Dixie Luker of Springfield, Illinois; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy Poague of Sedalia. Funeral services were Thursday, August 19, 1993, at Consalus Funeral Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FARRIS, Frank Edmond
1868-1949
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Frank E. Farris, 81, former Sedalian, who for the past several years has been living in Clinton, died at the General Hospital there following a short illness and funeral services were held at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon. Pall bearers were grandsons. Burial was in Bethlehem cemetery. Mr. Farris was born June 10, 1868 in Indiana, and was married to Josephine Watson on September 1, 1889. He was preceded in death by his wife on March 2, 1945. To this union were born eleven children, nine of whom survive. They are Roland Farris of Clinton, Arthur Farris of Kansas City, Earl Farris of Joplin; Mrs. Elizabeth Knox, wife of R.T. Knox and Mrs. Helen McFall, wife of J.D. McFall, both of Sedalia; Mrs. Elsie Armstrong of Olathe, KS; Mrs. Dorothy Box of Kansas City; Woodrow Farris of Sedalia; and Mrs. Thelma VanWinkle, of Clinton. Mr. Farris was a carpenter by trade.

FARRIS, Howard James "Bud"
1926-2006
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 20 2006 - Howard James "Bud" Farris died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in Independence, from congestive heart failure. Bud was born June 9, 1926, in Brownington, the son of James Monroe Farris and Ruth Catherine (Blanchard) Farris. He was a retired Teamster of 31 years. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the 26th Regiment of the Big Red One at Nuremberg after the war. He was a nature lover who enjoyed gardening (all of his relatives prized his tomatoes), collecting music and bird watching. Bud is survived by his wife Monas (Minks) Farris of the home; sons, Randy Farris and wife Rose, Lake Lotawana, Bob Farris and wife Vicki, Plano, Texas, and Gary Farris, Liberty; daughter Cathy (Farris) Jones and husband Bob, Mercer, and four grandchildren, James "JP" Patton, Anne Marie "Annie", Vanessa and Sam. Graveside services were held at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, on March 17. Interment was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

FARRIS, Josephine Valeria WATSON
1872-1945
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO, Friday Mar 2 1945 - Mrs. Valerie Josephine Watson Farris, 72, died at noon today at her home in Calhoun, following a paralytic stroke suffered Feb. 22. Mrs. Farris was born May 9, 1872 in Woburn, IL., and was married to F.E. Farris September 1, 1890 in California, MO. Eleven children were born to this union, two dying in infancy. Surviving are T.R. Farris, Clinton; Mrs. R.G. Knox, Sedalia; Mrs. H.F. Armstrong, Parsons, KS.; A.B. Farris, Clinton; Mrs. O.E. Van Winkle, Clinton; Earl D. Farris, Pittsburg, KS.; now serving in the armed forces; Mrs. Carl Box, Kansas City; W.W, Farris of the home and Mrs. J.B. McFall of Sedalia.

FARRIS, Leta May HEARE GROFF
1903-1995
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leta May Farris, 91, daughter of Luther Jackson Heare and Myrtle (Farr) Heare, died September 12, 1995, at Fern's Health Care Center in Windsor. Leta was born in St. Clair County on October 3, 1903. She graduated from the Osceola High School, receiving a teacher's certificate. She accepted a teaching position in Henry County at the Bethlehem Elementary School where she met her husband-to-be Jack Groff. They were married April 19, 1924, and to this union six children were born, one dying in infancy in 1938. In 1949, Leta married Thomas Rolland Farris of Clinton. In 1950, they opened Clinton's first Dairy Queen on South Second Street. They resided in Clinton until Mr. Farris' death in 1968, at which time they owned and operated the Plaza Trailer Court. Leta was a devoted member of the Clinton Christian Church, where she enjoyed the many activities of the church and its fellowship. She was a member of C.W.F. and Merriades. She was also a member of the v.F.W. Auxiliary, where she was a "Gold Star Mother". She is survived by two daughters, Joy Crawford and Betty Brazeale, both of Clinton; one son, Glenn Groff of Blue Springs; seven grandchildren, eldest grandsons, Mitchell L. Crawford, Overland Park, Kansas, and Michael Crawford, Blue Springs, eldest granddaughter, Melinda Crawford Gillenwater, Wichita, Kansas, also William Reed Groff and Robert Mathew Groff, both of Blue Springs, Nona Rae Belknap of Bonner Springs, Kansas; four great-grandchildren, Lindsay Belknap, Stacey Belknap and Devin Belknap, all of Bonner Springs, Kansas, and Jarod Gillenwater, Wichita, Kansas; one step-son, Carl Farris and two step-granddaughters, all of Sedalia. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Minta Brown, and her two eldest sons, Billy Jack and Kenneth Lynn. Funeral services were Thursday, September 14, at the Christian Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FARRIS, Thelma I. GRIGGS
1911-2004
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 22 2004 - Thelma I. Farris, 92, Springfield, Illinois, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Regency Nursing Home, Springfield, Illinois. Funeral services will be Friday, April 23, at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, Springfield, Illinois. Graveside services will be Saturday, April 24, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Thelma was born May 8, 1911, in Clinton, the daughter of William and Alpha McNama Griggs. She married Earl D. Farris in Deepwater on May 30, 1929, and he preceded her in death in 1993. She was a homemaker and a member of the Byers Avenue United Methodist Church, Joplin. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dixie Luker, in 2002. She is survived by two sons, Don Farris, Springfield, Illinois, and Bill Farris and wife Adelia, Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as 14 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

FAST, Emily Anne
1991-1991
Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Roscoe Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Emily Anne Fast, infant daughter of Dennis and Terri Fast of El Dorado Springs, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 1991, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. She was born at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 1991, in Osceola. Survivors include her parents, Dennis and Terri Fast of El Dorado Springs; her sister, Denise, of the home, and her grandmothers, Janice Fast and Laura Street, both of El Dorado Springs. Graveside services for Emily Anne Fast were held on Monday morning, Sept. 23, 1991, at the Oyer Cemetery.

FAUGHT, Michael Dale
1958-2001
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 30 2001 - Michael Dale Faught was born June 1, 1958, at Atlanta, Missouri, son of Dale and Frances Bogart Faught. He died April 16, 2001, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. He married Rita Kagarice on February 6, 1997, in Clinton, He had spent most of his life in Clinton. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for six years and worked as a computer specialist for Briggs & Tillman. Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Debbie. Survivors include his wife, Rita, of the home; Chris and Derek, of the home; Danielle, a young girl who held a very special place in his heart; two brothers, Jeff and Anthony Faught, both of Atlanta, Missouri; one sister, Devanie Sloan, Brookfield; several nieces and nephews, plus many other extended family and friends. Funeral services were held April 20 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FAULKENBERRY, John "Tom"
1927-1996
Strasburg Cemetery, Strasburg, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John "Tom" Faulkenberry was born January 10, 1927, in Salem, Arkansas, the son of Arthur E. and Ella "Lizzie" Foster Faulkenberry. He died Monday, December 16, 1996, at his home near Tightwad at the age of 69. Tom was a veteran of the United States Army and served his country during World War II. On November 13, 1953, in Monroe City, he married Melba Corbin. To this union, six children were born. She preceded him in death October 16, 1975. On March 4, 1976, in Lexington, Tom was united in marriage to Linda Lou Adams. He worked for General Motors until his retirement in 1987, and was a member of Union Local #93. Tom loved the outdoors. He also had a special love for music and his talent for playing instruments was displayed as he played the guitar and the mandolin. Tom had many special friends and he will be sadly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home; his children, Ronald, Tommie and Terry Faulkenberry, all of East Lynne, Brenda Howard and Nancy Bowers, both of Tayer, Sandra Yelton, Adrian, Stephen Brisbin, Odessa, Doreen Green, Leeton, Stephanie Wolfe, Tightwad, Lisa Faulkenberry, East Lynne, and Julia Morris, Odessa; two brothers, James Doyne Faulkenberry, Houston, Mo., and Arthur Foster Faulkenberry, Lathrop; 36 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 19, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Strasburg Cemetery, Strasburg.

FAULKENBERRY, Ronald James
1960-2013
Strasburg Cemetery, Strasburg, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 1 2013 - Ronald James Faulkenberry, 53, was born April 8, 1960, in Harrisonville, son of John Tom, Melba Faulkenberry and Linda Faulkenberry. He died September 2, 2013, at his home in Tightwad, surrounded by family. Ronnie was employed by MoDOT in January of 1979. He then was united in marriage to Lisa Gail Brisbin on August 17, 1979. They resided in East Lynne where they had three children, Jeffrey Allen Faulkenberry, Kelly Dawn Faulkenberry and Travis James Faulkenberry. They then moved to Tightwad in 1998. Ronnie retired from MoDOT on September 30, 2011. Ronnie was very involved in the community by serving as a volunteer fire fighter/first responder at the fire department and president and worship leader of Souls Harbor Worship Center of Tightwad. Ronnie was a gifted musician and singer and on January 13, 2000, Ronnie gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ and he loved to spread the gospel by singing and praising the Lord. He was preceded in death by his mother, Melba Faulkenberry, in October of 1975, and his father, John Tom Faulkenberry, in December of 1996. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Gail Faulkenberry of the home; mother, Linda Lou Faulkenberry; son, Jeffrey Allen Faulkenberry and wife, Natasha; daughter, Kelly Dawn Marriott and husband, Josh, and Travis James (T.J.) Faulkenberry and wife, Michelle; his beloved grandchildren, Leah Lou Faulkenberry, Jacob Tyler Faulkenberry, Suvanna Nicole Faulkenberry, Madysen Nicole Faulkenberry, Hunter Charles Marriott, Kimber Dawn Marriott and Justice Lynn Faulkenberry. Ronnie is also survived by his brothers, Tommie Faulkenberry, Terry Faulkenberry and Stephen Brisbin, and his sisters, Brenda Howard, Sandra Yelton, Nancy Hurtt, Linda Doreen Green, Stephanie Wolfe and Julia Morris, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 5, at the Benson Center, Clinton. Interment was in Strasburg Cemetery, Strasburg.

FAULKNER, Charles Raymond
abt 1929-2003
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 29 2003 - Charles Raymond Faulkner, 74, Osceola, an auto manufacturing assembler, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 31, 2 p.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Yeater Cemetery, Osceola.

FAULKNER, Della Lee Kathryn SIMPSON
1926-2004
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 27 2004 - Della Lee Kathryn Faulkner, 77, Osceola, died Saturday, January 17, 2004, in Lowry City. Della Lee was born May 19, 1926, in Lowry City, the daughter of Claude and Beatrice Simpson. She was a lifetime resident of Osceola and attended the Osceola Community Church. She accepted the Lord as her personal savior early in life. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 20, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery. Donations can be made to Osceola Community Church through the funeral home. Of all the many accomplishments in her life, her most treasured achievement was being a mother and Mema. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Faulkner, Jr.; her father and mother, Claude and Beatrice Simpson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lee John and Agnes Faulkner; three brothers, Willie Simpson, Claude Simpson and Marion Simpson, and one sister, Vivian Borskey. Survivors include her children, Danny and Sue Faulkner, Elkland, Judy and Ben Brock, Lake Lotawana, Jimmy Faulkner, Springfield, Shirley and Bruce Devine, Independence, Ricky and Debbie Faulkner, Vista, Brenda and Neil Steiner, Butler, and Sandy and David Goans, Clinton; two sisters, Dorothy Kates of Independence and Helen Silvey, Osceola; several nieces and nephews; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; longtime friends, Shirley Pitts, Bill Lehmeier and Ralph Kleeschulte, and special friend, Lloyd Chapman, and many more.

FAULKNER, George Clyde Rev.
1888-1969
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, on Sunday, April 13?, for the Rev. George Clyde Faulkner, 80, who died on Thursday, April 20?, at the Missouri Baptist Home in Ironton, Missouri, where he had been a resident for three years. Graveside rites were performed at the Urich Cemetery, where burial was under the direction of Snow's Funeral Home, Urich. Mr. Faulkner, eldest son of J. F. and Sarah Elizabeth Faulkner, was born at Urich on May 10, 1888. He is survived by three brothers, J. Quincie Faulkner, Clinton, J. Frank Faulkner, Rogers, Arkansas, and Rolla S. Faulkner, 5234 Nieman Road, Shawnee, Kansas; three sisters, Mrs. Fred L. Seevers, Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Howard N. Hart, Urich, and Mrs. Leslie W. Neville, 3 East 43rd Street, North, Kansas City, Missouri; two nephews, Gene F. Seevers and Galen F. Hart; four nieces, Mrs. Lillian Parker, Mrs. Ruth Muse, Mrs. Le Frances Wheaton and Mrs. Lorinda Holladay; ten great nephews and three great nieces. He was a graduate of Urich High School with a class of four members in 1905 and is the first of that class to pass away. He was baptized into the fellowship of the Urich Baptist Church at the age of 14. Answering the call of God to the ministry, he entered William Jewell College and was graduated with the class of 1916. He was ordained to the gospel ministry by the Urich Baptist Church in August 1915. Following graduation from William Jewell, he served as pastor for a time at Sawyer, Kansas, then entered Central Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, Kansas, and was graduated from there in 1927. Following graduation from the seminary, he served as pastor at Calhoun, then later served on the mission field in New Mexico, Montana and Iowa. He was united in marriage to Etna Myrtle Gragg on April 24, 1922. She died Aug 2, 1950 in La Monte, Missouri. Of his wife he said, "She stood by me through many joys, trials and difficulties and I thank God for every remembrance of her."

FAULKNER, Lee J.
abt 1926-1992
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lee J. Faulkner, Jr., 66, Osceola, died September 23, 1992, at the Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola. Services will be Saturday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola; burial in the Lowry City Cemetery. Mr. Faulkner was a lifelong resident of Osceola. He was an independent truck driver for 35 years. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Della Lee Faulker of the home; three sons, Danny Faulkner, Elkland, Jimmy Faulkner, Ozark, and Ricky Faulkner, Osceola; four daughters, Judy Brock, Lake Lotawana in Jackson County, Shirley Devine, Independence, Brenda Snider, Butler, and Sandy Goans, Lowry City; his parents, Lee and Agnes Faulkner, Osceola; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

FAULKNER, Sarah Elizabeth GRAY
1867-1934
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sarah Elizabeth Gray, eldest daughter of I. W. and Armilda Jane Gray, was born one mile west of what is now Urich, Missouri, September 21, 1867, and departed this life at her home just west of Urich July 26, 1934, age 66 years, 10 months and 5 days. She was united in marriage to John F. Faulkner July 20, 1887, who survives her. To this union were born seven children, all of whom are living. They are Rev. G. C. Faulkner of Van Buren, Mo.; Fannie Mae (Mrs. Fred L. Seevers) of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; Q. G. Faulkner, of Clinton; John F. Faulkner, and Jennie (Mrs. Howard Hart) of Urich; Rolla S. Faulkner, and Dorothy (Mrs. W. L. Neville) of Kansas City, Mo. Besides the above named children she leaves to mourn her departure two brothers, John S. Gray of Spokane; Wash.; R. E. Gray of Urich; two sisters, Miss Margaret Gray of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Della Fritz of Urich; also four grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Shortly after her marriage she moved with her husband to the place adjoining the one on which she was born, thus living her entire life in this community and was held in high esteem by the whole community. In early life she united with the Baptist church during the ministry of Rev. John S. Denton. She remained a consistent member the remainder of her life. She was faithful in her attendance until prevented by her affliction. During her long affliction she always kept her Bible near at hand and the many marked passages bore testimony to her faith and trust in her Lord and Savior. Job 19:25 one of these passages, was an expression of her confidence in her Redeemer. For several years she had been a member of the Rebekah lodge. Funeral services were conducted at the Urich Baptist church Friday, July 27. The remains were laid to rest in the Urich cemetery.

FAUST, Martha SHADWICK
1929-2012
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Martha Faust, 82, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012, after a long illness at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. She was born on December 24, 1929, in Halfway, Mo., the daughter of Charley Lee Shadwick and Irene Gertrude (Bartram) Shadwick. On October 10, 1953, in Bolivar, Mo., she married Joseph "Joe" Hugh Faust and he survives of the home in Windsor. Following high school, she moved to the Kansas City area and lived there from 1947 until moving with her family to El Dorado Springs, Mo., in 1962. While in El Dorado Springs, she worked at the Witt Printing Company for approximately 7 years. After moving to Windsor, she worked as a secretary for 3 local hatcheries in Windsor, including Allen Hatchery, Grainbelt Hatchery and Marti Hatchery, from 1973 until her retirement in 2005. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, and had taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed Royals baseball, gardening, and cooking. In addition to her husband, Joe, she is survived by a son, Brian Joseph Faust and his wife Kathy, Windsor, Mo.; 2 daughters, Sherry Ann Okon and her husband Thomas, Richardson, Texas; and Valerie Sue Cowan and her husband Kevin, Wichita, Kansas; 2 grandsons Kaegan and Shaemus Cowan; 2 step-grandchildren, Iline Cooper and Tommy Okon; 3 step-great-grandchildren, Aarron Cooper, Austyn Womble, and Maddie Okon; a sister, Marie Ratcliff, Halfway, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Patricia Hallquist; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, George Louis Shadwick and Ben Bartram Shadwick. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FEAKER, Elmer J.
1905-1991
Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mound City, Holt Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elmer J. Feaker, 86, 40A Wetzel Circle, Clinton, died Wednesday, August 28, 1991, at Sac Osage Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Feaker retired in 1970 from Phillips Petroleum after 31 years of service. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He was a member of the 320 Masonic Lodge of Versailles and Scottish Rite. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Feaker, of the home; one brother, Everette Feaker; one daughter, Patricia Hollingsworth; one granddaughter, Stacey Hollingsworth Crabtree; three great-grandsons, Quentin Crabtree II, Caleb Crabtree, Seth Crabtree; three great-nieces; one great-nephew. Funeral services were Friday at the Park Lawn Funeral Home, Kansas City. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Mound City, Mo.

FEASEL, Fay Arthur
1905-1995
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fay Arthur Feasel was born February 23, 1905, near Kingsville, and died December 5, 1995, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was the son of William Arthur Feasel and Emma Elizabeth Morris Feasel. The family lived on the farm that had been homesteaded by his Grandfather Feasel until 1911 when they moved to Kingsville and owned a drugstore until 1913 when they returned to the farm. When Fay was 20 years old, he began operating a garage in Kingsville in partnership with his brother. A few years later, he returned to the farm. On June 8, 1930, Fay married Myra Elizabeth Stephenson from Shawnee Mound. Their first home was on the Feasel Farm. Then they moved in late 1931 to the farm west of Shawnee Mound and lived with Myra's parents. Except for a short period of time when he lived in the Deer Creek community, Fay lived at Shawnee Mound until 1990 when his health no longer permitted him to live alone. Since that time he has made his home with his daughters and their husbands, Doris and Kenneth Hunter an Shirley and Paul Farnsworth. As a young man, Fay accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized and became a member of the Christian Church in Kingsville. Later his membership was moved to the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church were he served as a deacon and later as an elder. He was active in community concerns serving on the local school board and being a charter member of the Henry County Farm Bureau. He was also a charter member of Gideon's International Clinton Camp and helped with the distribution of scriptures as long as he was able. Along with being a farmer, Fay did Soil Conservation Construction work building many ponds, terraces and silos and clearing brush and hedge rows in Johnson and Henry counties. One of his greatest loves was driving the bulldozer or grader to help preserve the land for future generations. Fay was preceded in death by his wife, Myra, on January 4, 1982; his parents, two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his daughter, Doris Ann Hunter and husband, Kenneth of Clinton and daughter, Shirley Elizabeth Farnsworth and husband, Paul of Pleasant Hill; sister, Elizabeth Holland of Harrisonville; grandsons, David Hunter of Fair Grove, Mark Farnsworth of Ft. Myers, Florida, Keith Farnsworth of Moravia, New York, Scott Farnsworth of Lehigh Acres, Florida; granddaughter, Mary Lyn Childs of Gladstone; granddaughter, Connie Clark of Pleasant Hill; six great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 9, at the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Shawnee Mound Cemetery.

FEASEL, Myra Elizabeth STEPHENSON
1903-1982
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Myra Elizabeth Feasel was born December 30, 1903 at Deepwater, the daughter of Louis Clifton and Eliza Ann Stephenson. She died January 4, 1982 at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 78 years and five days. When she was five years old, the family moved to the William Hinton farm in the Shawnee Mound community, where she still resided. She attended Shawnee Mound School, graduating in the first high school graduating class in 1923. In 1930, she was united in marriage to Fay A. Feasel of Kingsville, MO. Their wedding was the second wedding in the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 8, 1980 at the church. Mrs. Feasel was a school teacher for many years and retired from the Leeton School system. She is survived by her husband, Fay A. Feasel, of the home; two daughters and their husbands, Doris Ann and Kenneth Hunter, Chilhowee, and Shirley Elizabeth and Paul Farnsworth, Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan 7, 1982, at 1:30 p.m. at the Shawnee Mound Presbyterian Church with burial in Shawnee Mound Cemetery.

FEASTER, Mary A. SANDS
1853-1934
Rafe Feaster of Clinton was called to Tuskahoma, Okla., last week by the death of his mother, Mrs. Mary A. Feaster, Wednesday, July 25. She had been bedfast several months. Nine years ago she had a stroke of paralysis, which left her unable to get about except in a wheel chair. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. June Sisson, where she had lived since 1927. Previous to this, she had lived in Clinton on East Jefferson street several years. Mary A. Sands was reared in Benton and St. Clair Counties, and attended the Mt. Olivet church in the east part of the county for many years, where she was a faithful member. She was a devout Christian woman. Surviving are her four sons, Whitley of South Carolina; Ferdinand of Kansas; Lee of Sedalia, and Rafe of Clinton; two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Gritts of Muskogee, Okla., and Mrs. Sisson of Tuskahoma. She also leaves two brothers, one of whom is Dr. Sands of Warsaw, three half-brothers and two half-sisters. The funeral was conducted by the Methodist minister at Tuskahoma, and her body interred there.

FEASTER, Raymond
1941-2003
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 22 2003 - Raymond Feaster, 61, ElDorado Springs and formerly of Windsor, died Thursday, September 18, 2003, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital, ElDorado Springs. He was born December 31, 1941, in LaMonte, the son of Chester Raymond Feaster and Amy Leah (Null) Feaster. He is survived by a brother, Edward Lee Feaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; a sister Barbara Leah Allen, Bozeman, Montana; five aunts, Louise Burnett, Joplin, Dorothy Gordon, Sedalia, Edna Fern Kerr, Windsor, Vivian Carola Null, Ironton, Charmian Faye Gaunt, Apple Valley, California, and several nieces, nephews and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

FEEBACK, L. Don
1929-1998
Rose Hill Cemetery, Latour, Johnson Co, MO
L. Don Feeback of Latour, Missouri, was born November 20, 1929 at Blairstown, Missouri the son of Forest and Violet Marie (Morgan) Feeback. He departed this life Thursday, January 22, 1998 at Saint Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 68 years, two months and two days. On August 13, 1950, Don was united in marriage to Helen Louise Tuebert in San Diego, California. Don was the administrator of Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia, Missouri from 1965 until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Harrisonville, Missouri, a Mason and a Rotarian, a Navy Veteran, past trustee of the Missouri Hospital Association,  a member of the American College of Hospital Administrators, a past member and former Sunday School teacher and had served on the building committee at the First Baptist Church, Sedalia, Missouri.  Don was a graduate of Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri and received his masters degree at  Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. Don had lived in Sedalia, Missouri before moving to Latour, Missouri in 1991. He was preceded in death by his mother, Violet in 1970 and his step-mother, Lucy in 1997. He is survived by his wife, Lou Feeback of the home;  three sons, Michael D. Feeback, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, Mark H. Feeback, his wife, Susan and son, Tanner, of Latour, Missouri, Matthew F. Feeback, Kansas City, Missouri, his father, Forest Feeback, Latour, Missouri, a brother, L.D. Feeback and his wife, Shirley, Latour, Missouri, a sister, Bonnie Hon and her husband, Bill, Harrisonville, Missouri;  a step-sister, Joyce Herman and her husband, Gene, Lee's Summit, Missouri;  nieces and nephews and their children. Don was a beloved husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, friend and servant of God. he will be missed greatly and remembered. Services were held Monday, January 26, 1998 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery, near Latour, Missouri.

FELDER, Annie Lee RIDDLE DELANEY
1896-1991
Centerview Cemetery, Centerview, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Annie Lee Felder, 95, Raytown, passed away Tuesday September 10, 1991, at Park Place Meadows Nursing Home in Raytown. She was born March 21, 1896, in Centerview, the daughter of John and Annie Nettie (Day) Riddle. She married Robert O. Delaney August 18, 1921, in Holden. He preceded her in death in 1950. In July of 1965 she married George Felder. He died in 1968. She lived in Centerview until 1953 when she moved to Kansas City. In 1965 she moved to Shawnee, Kansas. She lived in Raytown about one year. She was a housewife and a member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by one son, Wallace Delaney, Raytown; one daughter, Norma Lee Stuider, Dubuque, Iowa; one sister, Pearl Jones, Lee's Summit; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, September 13, 1991, at the Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Burial was in Centerview Cemetery.

FELDER, Barbara M. "Bobby"
abt 1942-2002
ElDorado Springs Cemetery, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2002 - Barbara M. "Bobby" Felder, 60, Osceola, died Monday, April 8, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital, ElDorado Springs. She was a retired x-ray technician. Funeral services will be Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Osceola. Burial will be in City Cemetery, ElDorado Springs.

FELDT, Julian Prof.
n/a-1893
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 2 1893 - Prof. Julian Feldt died Saturday morning with pneumonia. He was professor of Natural Science and German at Baird College a graduate of Yale University. He became a member of the Baird faculty last year and his loss will be felt by that institution. Funeral services were conducted from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and his remains were buried in Englewood.

FELLHAUER, Clara Lee ALDRIDGE
1919-1995
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clara Lee Fellhauer was born on February 9, 1919, in Hartselle, Alabama. Her parents were Nancy Lorel Milan Aldridge and Edgar Daniel Aldridge. She was one of 10 children. The family moved from Alabama to Rotan, Texas, when she was a small child. She grew up in Rotan and in 1946 moved to Dodge City, Kansas. She had two young daughters to care for and a supportive family that helped her with her children. She worked long hours at the J. C. Penney Company during the years she lived in Dodge City. she moved from there to Wichita in 1950, where she worked as a department manager at the Sears store. In 1955 after some health problems she moved to Clinton where she met and married John Fellhauer. John was a U.S. postal worker. He died in November 10, 1976. After John's death Clara developed a habit of moving quite frequently. In fact, it became something of a family joke that she could not find a place where she wanted to live. Clara, however, always considered Clinton her home. Clara was a caring and loving person. She was always there if a family member or a friend needed her. She was also a very proud woman who at times had a strong will. About 10 years ago she started having vision problems and ignoring the advice of her family, she insisted that she own an automobile and drive. She made several trips to Minnesota. About two or three years ago she traveled alone from Clinton to Rotan to visit her family there and visit the gravesites of her parents. Clara was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in January 1994. Her daughter Dorothy and son-in-law Stan came to Clinton and moved her to Minnesota to live with them. Clara spent from February to September 1994 with Dorothy and Stan. During the time her health worsened and she needed special care. Clara stayed at Southview Acres Health Care Center in West St. Paul, Minnesota, from October 1994, until her death on March 10, 1995. Dorothy was at her bedside when she died. Clara was a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota where Rev. Kathleen Zielinski is pastor. Clara's life was not always easy, but she was a real trooper. She was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. She is survived by two daughters, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers who trust that Clara's journey from life to life is guided by the strong and loving hand of Almighty God. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 15, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FELLHAUER, Daniel Valentine
1854-1936
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Nov 5 1936 - Daniel Fellhauer died suddenly at the home of his son, Max, at 606 East Jefferson street where he lived, Tuesday between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. He had spent an enjoyable evening with his son Jay, and family, and the latter had taken him home about 9:00 when he said he wanted to go home to fix the fires. At 11:00 his grandson, Robert Fellhauer, came home and found him lifeless. He had seemingly stooped to fix a fire in the stove in his room when death came. He had fallen to his knees and had just taken off his sweater and overcoat. He was in unusually good health as he told his daughter, Mrs. Todd, during a visit with her that he felt better than he had for several months. Daniel Valentine Fellhauer was born February 14, 1854 at Highland, Ill., where he grew to young manhood. When about 20, he came to Henry County and lived on a farm in the Mt. Carmel neighborhood, where he met his future bride, Miss Leota Elledge of near LaDue, and they were married January 1, 1879. Eight children were given this union, one died in infancy and seven lived to cheer and bless his later years. Mr. Fellhauer and his wife lived on a farm in the Mt. Carmel neighborhood where they surrounded their family with parental love and right guidance, their hearth was a gathering place for friends and relatives. Mr. Fellhauer was converted and joined the Mt. Carmel church in his youth. After he and his family had moved to Clinton in 1903 he transferred his membership to the Clinton First M. E. His beloved wife died in 1923. His honest principles won him many friends. His sons, successful business men and his daughters, good wives and mothers are: Roy V. Fellhauer, manager and editor of the Kansas City Packer; Max E., assistant postmaster of Clinton; Leo and Jay Fellhauer conduct the Fellhauer grocery and Elmer Fellhauer, the bakery on North Main street, Clinton; his daughters, Mrs. E. E. Graham's husband is a business man in Kansas City; Mrs. Roy Todd's husband, formerly ran a garage in Clinton, is now a farmer near Osceola. He also has 12 grandchildren. Mr. Fellhauer enjoyed reading, and as he grew older he read many books, newspapers and magazines. He lost his quick hearing of earlier youth and his chief amusement was playing pinochle as he could readily grasp the game without conversation. His sons and neighbors often gathered at night in different homes to please him with an evening's entertainment. Funeral services will be at the Consalus & Peck Funeral Home on Thursday. Burial in Bear Creek cemetery, south of LaDue, beside his wife.

FELLHAUER, Felix HAMILTON
1919-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 7 2008 - Felix Fellhauer passed away peacefully after a brief illness at St. Luke's on the Plaza Coronary Intensive Care Unit March 25th. While there Felix received the finest and most attentive care by the wonderful nurses, doctors and staff. His best friend and his daughter, Anna Hamilton, were both with him. Felix was born in North Dakota in 1919 to George and Maggie Hamilton. His mother died in the flu epidemic shortly after his birth and he was adopted by Lee and Leo Fellhauer of Clinton. Leo owned the grocery store, so Felix never went hungry during the Depression. Although a pacifist, Felix enlisted in the Navy and was able to serve as Admiral Nimitz's secretary in Guam. He met his first wife, Ruth, after the war on the steps of the Long Beach Library. She was carrying a book of E. B. White, Felix a copy of James Thurber's "Men, Women and Dogs." So began a 35-year marriage with one child, Anna Hamilton. The second half of Felix's life starts in a feature story in the Kansas City Star's Star magazine, in August 1997. He had moved back to Kansas City to marry his high school sweetheart, Jane Jennings, a well-known and beloved educator in the Kansas City schools. All his life Felix printed a small publication known as "The Funny Paper." In it he encouraged people of all ages to write by offering small cash prizes for good stories and poems. He was a regular contributor to the John Knox Village Voice. His dream to publish a book was made possible when he married Jane, a great English teacher. She co-wrote with him his first novel, "Deepwater." He went on to publish "Dreams and Promises" and a book of humorous stories and jokes called "Jest For The Halibut" with her help. Felix asa a progressive free-thinker. He had friends of all ages, colors and abilities. He never argued with people about their politics or religion, but he hoped folks would consider a Universe bigger than small ideas. He tried to relieve the suffering of other through humor and had a large correspondence with pen pals in prison. His favorite charity was The Gorilla Foundation.

FELLHAUER, Helen Nadine BAUDER
1929-1997
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Helen Nadine Fellhauer, 67, Clinton, died Tuesday, January 14, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. - Helen Nadine Fellhauer was born on June 26, 1929, in Calhoun. She was the daughter of Clifford and Agnes Bauder. She attended Calhoun Schools from which she graduated. Nadine accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the First Christian Church of Clinton. She was a member of the Roberta Rebekah Lodge #297. On March 12, 1949, she married Ralph Willard Fellhauer. To this union a daughter was born, Barbara Jean Romdall. Willard and Nadine enjoyed 47 years together. On December 7, 1977, her only grandchild, John Eric Scott was born. For 21 years she ran a ceramic shop at her home. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and fishing. She very much enjoyed participating in crafts shows where she sold her crafts she had made. She was always willing to help someone and had the patience of Job. She was known to the Clinton Wal-Mart employees as "Mrs. Willy" as she spoiled them with her baked goods. Nadine is survived by her husband, Ralph Willard of the home; one daughter, Barbara Romdall and husband Rudy of Clinton; one grandson, John Eric Scott of Clinton; her twin sister, Maxine Pogue and husband Ray of Pullman, Washington; one brother, Harold Bauder of Victoria, Texas; brothers-in-law Franklin Fellhauer and wife Judy of Clinton and Ray Shelby Fellhauer and wife Norma of Urich; along with many nieces and nephews and friends. Nadine was preceded in death by her parents, one brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Friday, January 17. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

FELLHAUER, Jay L.
1920-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 13 2004 - Jay L. Fellhauer, age 83, formerly of Clinton, died January 24, 2004, at home. With the help of Kansas City Hospice, he died as he lived, with humor and dignity. He was born May 27, 1920 in Clinton, MO, to Jay D. and Roxie Mayes Fellhauer. He received a Bachelor of Journalism degree, with a major in Advertising from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He served in the Air Force during WWII. After the service, he moved to Chicago where he was an advertising and marketing executive in an insurance company from 1945 to 1955. In Chicago, he met and married Ruth Lewis and was faithful to her for their 43 years together. They moved to Johnson County, KS where they had three children and Jay adopted Ruth's daughter from a previous marriage. Beth often said that Jay may not have been her "real" father but he was her only "Daddy." Jay was president of an insurance company and then became Advertising and Marketing Director of Uniformed Services Benefit Association in 1974. He retired in 1990. Along the way, Jay and Ruth weathered many trials, including the loss of their son, Paul, to Muscular Dystrophy in 1978 and the loss of their daughter, Beth, to breast cancer in 1992. Finally, Jay lost his wife, Ruth, to a heart attack in 1998. Throughout his life, Jay was known for his love of tennis and his (attempted) mastery of the pun. He played tennis well into his seventies and was often undefeated. His sense of humor was with him till the end and he kept us groaning with puns. He will be missed. Jay is survived by his daughter, Kim Mitchell and her husband, Rodd, his daughter, Tracy Cummins, her husband, Steve and their two sons, Samuel and Joshua and Tracy's sons, Judah, Aaron and Nathan Schad. He is also survived by his son-in-law, Tom Mills and two granddaughters, Megan Mills and Jenny Marshall and her husband, Chris. At his request, Jay was cremated. Memorial services will be held at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf on Saturday, January 31.

FELLHAUER, John Joseph
1870-1940
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Blairstown Record Feb 1940 - John J. Fellhauer, one of our most respected citizens, died at his home here at 3:30 Monday afternoon. Death followed a paralytic stroke on Sunday morning. While Mr. Fellhauer had not been in the best of health this winter, he had been up and around most of the time. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Blairstown Methodist church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery at Clinton. John was born July 17, 1870 in Illinois, and came to Henry County in 1873. On February 26, 1905, he was married to Mary Delilah Hopkins at Montrose. To this union were born three daughters, Willa Mae of the home, Merle, now Mrs. Nolan Walker of Kansas City, and Hazel, now Mrs. Rolla Morrison of Holden. The family moved to Blairstown in 1918 where he had received an appointment as rural mail carrier. He served efficiently in this capacity until his retirement July 31, 1935. When a young man, he was converted and joined the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian church. Later, he transferred his membership to Blairstown. He was a man that believed in the highest Christian home and loved ones. He was a good husband, father and brother. Always, he was industrious and ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.

FELLHAUER, Lena MOLLET
1851-1931
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Apr 30 1931 - Once again the angel of death has entered the Mt. Carmel neighborhood and taken another mother, Lena Fellhauer, daughter of John and Anna Mallet, was born near Alleghany City, Penn., November 11 1851, and passed away at her home west of Clinton, April 23, 1931, being 79 years, 5 months, and 12 days of age. She was married to John B. Fellhauer in Bond county, Ill., May 29, 1869. to this union were born 9 children, two sons and seven daughters, all of whom are living: John Fellhauer, of Blairstown; Will Fellhauer, of Clinton; Mrs. Sophia Falknor, Siloam Springs, Ark.; Mrs. Mary McKeaigg, LaDue; Mrs. Cora Henny of Montrose; the Misses Ida, Emma and Sadie of the home; Mrs. Jessie Renfro, of LaDue. In the fall of 1873 Mr. and Mrs. Fellhauer left Illinois and came to Clinton, settling in the Mt. Carmel neighborhood, replacing the small house on their farm with the comfortable, pleasant house which has been her home for nearly 58 years. She was of the Lutheran faith. When first coming to Henry county, they attended the German Evangelical church at Willow Branch, then attended the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian church when it was organized later. She was one of Henry county's pioneer women, working side by side with her husband, helping to build up their farm, setting out fruit trees and flowers, seeing the wide, unbroken prairies gradually becoming thickly dotted with homes, schools and churches; saw one generation pass and another generation arrive with all its modern conveniences. John Fellhauer, her husband preceded her in death July 25, 1890, almost 41 years ago. Older residents of Mr. Carmel still recall his funeral procession, the longest ever witnessed in Henry county, a procession over a mile in length, all horse drawn wagons and carriages, winding their slow way down to Bear Creek cemetery. Left alone with eight children, the youngest, Jessie, being born two months after her father's passing - Mrs. Fellhauer assumed the double responsibility of rearing her family, and lived long, seeing them all grow into good Christian men and women. Fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren, also survive her. She was devoted to home and her children. These children in return worshiped their mother, in health she gave her time and energy to home making. Her health began to fail several years ago, and she became a semi-invalid. Her children were devoted to her.

FELLHAUER, Leoti ELLEDGE
1859-1923
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Apr 27 1923 - The spirit of Mrs. D. V. Fellhauer went to the Eternal City at 5 a.m. Monday morning at the dawning of a new day. She had been in failing health for a number of years and very ill much of the time the past year. It was decided that she must be operated upon for gall stones and her physician had been building up her strength in order to take her to Kansas City for an operation. Last week she became suddenly ill and was taken to the Stebbins hospital for an emergency operation. Her condition was much worse than anyone had thought, and it was seen at once that she only had a small chance for recovery. She regained consciousness after the operation and lived until Monday morning. She died happy and free from pain. She was ready to go. None have ever seen a sweeter death than hers, for it was not death, but was but the start on the last journey to her perpetual home. Leota Elledge was born in Edgar county, Illinois, near Paris, August 6, 1859. She came with her parents to Bates county, Missouri, in 1867, where they lived for several years, then moved to Henry county near LaDue. She married D. V. Fellhauer, January 1, 1879. Eight children were given to this union. Seven survive to comfort their beloved father. They are: Mrs. Edgar Graham and Roy V. Fellhauer, Kansas City; Leo, Max, Jay and Elmer Fellhauer, and Mrs. Roy Todd, Clinton. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Emma Angle, Clinton; Mrs. J. H. Vansant, LaDue; Mrs. J. W. Hunter, Urich; Mrs. John Mayes and D. M. Elledge, Mountain Grove, Mo.; Mrs. John Kedigh, Mountain Home, Arkansas; Nick Elledge, San Bernardino, California. By their fruits ye shall know them, will describe this good woman. Her life speaks for itself through her children. Everyone a citizen worthy of the name and doing their part to help the world along. Each son and daughter is ambitious for the best things life has to offer, not alone in worldly goods but each one building for eternity. She with her good husband have raised children, of which any community can be proud. they are industrious and efficient in any line of business they undertake. Mrs. Fellhauer was the best of neighbors. She loved her home and the home making. Hospitality and kindness reigned supreme. her garden, flowers and poultry were always up in trim as was every detail of work that was hers. She had made ready for her trip to Kansas City, but in so doing she got everything in order, so if she did not return it would be as she wished. When a young girl she was converted and united with the Christian church of LaDue. She had ever been a faithful follower of her Lord and her life was one of witnessing for Him. The funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Lindsey. Interment in Bear Creek cemetery near LaDue.

FELLHAUER, Sadie Florence
1887-1952
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Sep 4 1952 - Funeral services for Miss Sadie Fellhauer of Blairstown, who died August 26, 1952 at Clinton General Hospital after a 4 1/2 days' hospitalization, were held August 28, at the Blairstown Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers were nephews, Arley and Allen Fellhauer, Willard Fellhauer, Louis MvKeaigg, Jr., Rolla Morrison and Ralph Colson. Burial was in the family lot at Bear Creek Cemetery beside her parents, Vansant's Funeral Home in charge. Sadie Florence Fellhauer, next to the youngest of the nine children of John B. and Lena Mollet Fellhauer, was born Oct. 29, 1887, on a farm in the Mt. Carmel neighborhood, west of Clinton. The father died when Sadie was but three years of age but the mother remained on the farm with her children. Sadie became a Christian at the age of 15, uniting with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and was always regular in attendance and willing to serve as long as health permitted. She received her education at Mt. Carmel School and her classmates as well as teachers recognized hers as a very fine mind, quick and retentive as well. Sadie was a modest, unassuming person, devoted to her family, kind to neighbors, and her fine qualities of mind and heart were admired by all. After the death of the mother in 1931, Sadie moved to Blairstown with her two sisters, Misses Ida and Emma, who gave her kindest care through years of ill health and the four years of invalidism preceding her death. In addition to the sisters above mentioned, two other sisters survive, Mrs. Will Renfro of ElDorado Springs and Mrs. J. L. McKeaigg of LaDue; also a brother, W. A. Fellhauer of Clinton; and many lesser relatives and friends.

FELLHAUER, Thomas Allen
1905-1991
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Thomas Allen Fellhauer was born near LaDue in Henry County, Mo. on August 14, 1905 and passed away September 7, 1991 at Sycamore View Healthcare Center. Allen was the youngest child of William A. and Mattie Vansant Fellhauer. Allen worked for over thirty-eight years of his life for Booth Hatchery in Clinton. He was married to Mildred Fern Huey April 1, 1934. Allen and Mildred raised a niece, Norma, as if she was their own daughter. Allen loved fishing, hunting and working in his garden. He also loved seeing his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, earlier this year, by his parents, two sisters and one brother. He leaves a daughter, Norma Johnson, and husband, Wayne, of Clinton; four grandchildren, Mrs. Kristi Carl, Mrs. Kim Long, Terry Woods, and Gary Johnson; five great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Carl, Amber, and Crystal Long and April and Cody Woods, as well as many nieces nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 9, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FENDER, Miranda Kathleen SOUTHERLIN
1983-2013
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 21 2013 - Miranda K. Southerlin-Fender, 30, Clinton, died Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Capital Regional Medical Center, Jefferson City. A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, October 24, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Miranda was born August 9, 1983, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Michael and Carla (Webb) Southerlin. On May 18, 2013, she married Cory David Fender at Parks Chapel Church. Miranda worked as a certified medical technician. She enjoyed helping others and making them laugh. She always had a smile on her face. She also loved to fish and dance. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Eugene Hiram Southerlin, Virgil Brownsburger and Carl and Kathleen Webb. Survivors include her husband, Cory, and their son, Hayden Michael Fender of the home; her father, Mike (Tracie) Southerlin of Clinton; her mother, Carla (Gene) Christianson of Rocky Mount; one brother, Ryan Michael Southerlin of Belle, as well as her best friend, Marta Kolb of Taos, Missouri.

FENIMORE, Caroline M. "Carrie"
1849-1905
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Nov 11 1905 - Mrs. Carrie M. Fenimore died at her home in Montrose about 1 a.m. Sunday, November 6, the immediate cause of her death being cerebral hemorrhage. She had been feeling about as well as common and had done her baking and other housework Saturday and in the afternoon was taken with sick headache, which cased her to vomit and she also complained of her head. The two boys, Oscar and War, wanted to call a doctor and some of the neighbor women, but she said it was useless, for she was subject to these spells and it would pass off. Oscar did not go down street after supper but Ward went to deliver the daily papers which he gets on the night train and came home about 9:30. She insisted on their going to bed and to please her, Oscar did so but Ward refused to go and sat near her. He said he must have slept, for he was aroused and found her acting strangely. He called Oscar, who hurried out for neighbors and Dr. Miller but she never spoke. Relatives living in Clinton and St. Louis were notified and a phone message was sent to their father, who lives in Platte County and he arrived on the Katy Flyer Sunday night. Her only sister Mrs. Louisa Hoppe of St. Louis, arrived on the noon train, as did Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth marks and Mrs. Wash Lingle of Clinton, the two ladies being nieces of Mrs. Fenimore. Will Fenimore, wife and child, came from Kansas City on the night train Sunday but he was so overcome by the shock that he had a severe spell of nervous prostration and was not able to go to the cemetery to see his mother buried. She was born in Donrota, Saxony, March 23, 1849 and was 56 years old. She came to this country with her parents when a girl and married Henry W. Fenimore January 1, 1873. Five children, all boys; one died in 1885 when about two years old. The other four are Oscar, Edward, William and James. Ed is married and lives about 1 1/2 blocks from his mother; Will in Kansas City.

FENIMORE, Henry W.
1845-1913
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Jan 31 1913 - Oscar and E. M. Fenimore started Tuesday morning for Weston, Mo., the home of their father is ill with pneumonia, was sinking and for them to come at once - their brother Ward, of Nevada was with his father having gone to Weston last Saturday. H. W. Fenimore was among the earlier ones who came to Montrose to make his home going from here six or more years ago - he has many warm friends among the older residents of this city, who hope the fears of his family are not realized and that he may be spared yet many years to cheer his friends as they travel life's pathway. - He is a veteran of the Civil War. Later: After the above was in type a message was received here Tuesday about noon from Ward Fenimore stating that his father died at eleven o'clock that morning. Wednesday a message stated that the body would arrive Wednesday on No. 9, 5:55 p.m. The body arrived as stated above, accompanied the sons E. M., Oscar, Ward, and Will Fenimore and wife. Mrs. H. W. Fenimore, on account of the condition of her health did not come. The body was taken to the home of E. M. Fenimore until Thursday at two o'clock when it was carried to the M. E. South church where funeral services were conducted, after which he was taken to the cemetery west of the city for interment. The body from the time of its arrival here was in the charge of the local I.O.O.F. Lodge, they were assisted in the ceremonies by delegation of the order from Appleton City, LaDue and Clinton. The services were attended by a large number of sympathizing friends and old time neighbors of the deceased and his family. H. W. Fenimore was 67 years 7 mos and 23 days old, he served and was honorable discharged from service of the civil war, was member of the G.A.R. and of the I.O.O.F. He was a man of good character, and respected and esteemed as a good citizen. The family have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

FENIMORE, Odessa May GRAGG
1891-1940
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Odessa May Gragg, youngest daughter of Elijah M. and Paulina J. Gragg was born eight miles North of Montrose, June 8, 1891. Departed this life at her home in Montrose, October 15, 1940. Age 49 years, 4 months and 7 days. Her entire life was spent in the Hopewell community and at Montrose, where she held in high esteem by her many friends and acquaintances. In 1905, at the early age of 14 years she was converted and united with the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, to which she was ever faithful. Her fellowship with her Lord was a comforting and sustaining force in her life through many hours of suffering. Her entire Christian life bore testimony to the fact that she had been with Jesus. As a girl, she attended the Cleveland rural school, the Montrose High School and later the State Teachers College at Warrensburg. She held a Life Teacher's Certificate and taught for a number of years in the schools of Henry and Bates counties. November 10th, 1929, she was united in marriage to Edward M. Fenimore of Montrose. Since which time, she has lived in Montrose. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her departure, her aged mother, Mrs. Paulina J. Gragg, two brothers, Chas. R. and N. E. Gragg, a sister, Mrs. G. C. Faulkner, 2 stepsons, Walter and Norman Fenimore, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Edith Guinn, 4 grandchildren, Donald, Wright and Stanley Guinn and Edward Earl Fenimore, a nephew, Lawrence Gragg, a niece, Mrs. John Getz and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Montrose Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Thursday, Oct. 17, by Rev. Arthur S. Olsen of Clinton assisted by Rev. G. C. Faulkner, brother-in-law of the departed. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Montrose Cemetery.

FENN, Josiah Stubbin
1824-1884
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Josiah Stubbin Fenn (born June 3, 1824 - died August 18, 1884) - Josiah Stubbin Fenn, was born in Roscra, Ireland, County Tipperary in the year 1824, the 3d day of June, and was 59 years of age.  He was of English parentage.  He left Ireland when quite young and located in Hadligh, county Suffolk, England, where he remained until 1853 when with his family he came to the United States, and lived in Jersey City, N.J., until 1855, when he removed to Mount Sterling, Illinois, where he resided until 1868, when he removed to St. Louis where he remained with his family seven years, from whence he removed to Clinton, where they had made a permanent home.  Deceased was educated by a monk named Marnell, whom he was pleased to speak of often in great kindness.  He was by profession a civil engineer, and held positions on the Missouri Pacific, the C.B.& Q., the Wabash, the Jackson & Northern, and the Galveston & Houston railways during their construction.  He was at one time assistant superintendent of the Jackson & Northern.  Since the war he has been regularly engaged in the hardware business, and for years up to the time of his death was a member of the well known firm of Wilder & Fenn. He was married to Miss Emily Sallows, at Hadligh, England in 1844, forty years ago.  To them were born thirteen children, of whom five are still living: Robert S. at Mount Sterling, Illinois.  Mrs Emily Badge, and Josiah, living at Clinton, Mrs C.B. Quarles, Palmyra, Mo., Miss Nellie K., now a young lady, grown, residing with her mother. The deceased was a devout member of the Episcopal church and led an exemplary life.  He was universally esteemed and had the confidence and respect of everybody.

FENNING, James Carroll
1948-2009
James Carroll Fenning, age 61 of Urich, Missouri (formerly of Kansas City, Missouri) passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, Missouri. He donated his body to the Genesis Medical Education Research Institute in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a retired staff member of the Alameda Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri where he proudly served for nineteen years. He was a beloved member of the Fenning family, a lifelong fishing enthusiast and a generous friend to all. He is survived by his life partner Paula Shannon; one brother Dan Fenning; two sisters, Penny Fenning and Sallie Melcher; a nephew Alex Simon and a niece, Jill Melcher along with numerous friends and his extended family.

FENNY, Julianne WALL
1927-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 12 2005 - Julianne Wall Fenny, daughter of Julius F. and Vera Kahl Wall, was born December 10, 1927, in Windsor, and died at golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, March 25, 2005, at the age of 77 years. Julianne was a legal secretary and office manager for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton. She was a member of PEO Sisterhood, PAWS and an avid bridge player. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius F. and Vera Kahl Wall. She is survived by her brother Julius F. Wall and wife Sally, Clinton; three nieces, Leslie Wall Ransdall and husband Shannon, Merriam, Kansas, Julia Wall Mohler and husband Craig, Eugene, Oregon, and Kelly Wall Schemenauer and husband David, Parkville, as well as five great-nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, Monday, March 28. Cremation with inurnment at a later date at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FENSOM, Fay E. SNAPP
1899-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 13 2003 - Fay E. Fensom, 103, Windsor, died Tuesday morning, March 11, 2003, at Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born October 15, 1899, in Benton County, near Lincoln, the daughter of Franklin Luther Snapp and Margaret Ellen (Hunter) Snapp. On June 6, 1925, in Kansas City, she married Albert Fensom, who died in 1966. After her graduation from business school in 1924, she worked in the clerical department of Montgomery Ward in Kansas City. She and her husband owned and operated a grocery store in Kansas City for several years. After moving back to the Windsor area, she and her husband farmed. She lived alone until she was 98-years-old. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Jack Fensom, Clevelnad, Ohio; a grandson; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchldren; four step-great-grandchildren; three nieces and several great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Snapp; two sisters, Flora Fridley and Ruth Snapp; a grandson and a nephew. Funeral services were Thursday, March 13, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FENTRESS, Naomi Delcenia PORTER
1910-1930
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Montrose Tidings, Montrose MO - A very sad death occurred last Wednesday morning, when Mrs. Naomi Delcenia Fentress passed away at the Stebbins Hospital in Clinton. Her demise was caused by giving birth to a baby boy. She was taken suddenly ill last Saturday evening and was rushed to the hospital unconscious. She brought a beautiful baby boy into the world but her suffering was so great that the best of medical aid was unable to save her and she passed away early Wednesday morning. She regained consciousness for a while, and was able to see her baby and bestowed the name of Bobby Lee upon him. Shortly afterward she had a relapse, in which the end came. The baby is in good health and reported doing fine. Mrs. Fentress was the daughter of Mrs. Mollie Porter, and had lived here all of her life. She died at the age of nineteen years, seven months and ten days. She had been married a year and a day. She graduated last year from the Montrose High School with high honors. She was a member of the C. P. Church here and was an active worker in the church and among the young people. She was a very popular young lady and will be sadly missed. Besides her husband, R. G. Fentress, she leaves her mother, Mrs. Mollie Porter; a sister, Mrs. Jewell Miller, three brothers, Charlie Porter of Olathe, Kansas, and Camel and Jack Porter, besides a number of relatives and a host of friends to mourn her. Funeral services were conducted from the C. P. Church Wednesday. Interment was made in the Montrose Cemetery.

FENWICK, Edna May LEDBETTER
1903-2003
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 13 2003 - Edna May Fenwick was born in a log house April 2, 1903, to Robert "Sam" and Olive (Boots) Ledbetter, in St. Clair County in the Ohio community west of Lowry City. She was the second among five girls and a boy who died in infancy. Edna acquired her elementary education at Lewellen School, and graduated from the Appleton City High School in May 1922. After services at Harmony Baptist Church one Sunday, a friend introduced Edna to a young man named Murray Fenwick and that meeting blossomed into a two-year courtship and marriage on June 28, 1922, at the Methodist Church parsonage in Clinton. In 1925 Edna accepted an opportunity to teach at McNutt School, located south of Lowry City and began what was to become her lifelong profession in elementary education. When their first son, Eugene, was born on April 28, 1926, she discontinued teaching to become a full-time mother. On November 12, 1929, the second son, Robert, joined the family and all four later confessed faith in Jesus Christ and joined the Ohio Christian Church. After Eugene had moved on to college and Robert was in high school, Edna returned to the classroom and a labor of love that would lead her to gain a Bachelor's Degree and then a Master's Degree in elementary education from Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg. Over the years Edna taught in several schools, including White Hall, Potts, Pleasant Grove, Compton, Rich Hill, Foster and finally in the Hickman Mills district of Kansas City. After retirement in 1968, Edna enjoyed substitute teaching in Montrose, Rockville and Appleton City. She was active in the Alpha Delta Kappa teacher's honor society and served two years as chapter president in Kansas City. She was also a member of the Missouri Retired Teacher's Association. Edna enjoyed needlework and produced beautiful crocheted and embroidered things and lovely quilts. In later years she enjoyed working with area senior centers making toys and gifts for children. She was an avid reader with a keen interest in events of national and local importance. Many can testify also to her compassion for others as evidenced by her faithfulness in sending cards and letters of hope and love to multitudes on any occasion. With a college major in elementary education and a sincere desire for excellence, she continued to encourage her students, "Strive to be honorable citizens, seek the highest ideals, never compromise yourself or your beliefs. Believe in God as your Savior and lead a Christian life, always." Following Murray's death on February 20, 1978, Edna moved to Osceola in 1980 to enjoy more time with her sisters, but after some signs of health problems, she moved to Appleton City in 1992 to be closer to her sons and their families. Later she went to live in Countryside Estates, and then to Appleton City Manor. Edna died early Sunday morning, November 9, 2003, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City at the age of 100 years, seven months and seven days. Edna was preceded in death by her husband; her little brother, and her older sister, Sylvia Hunt. She is survived by her two sons, Eugene and wife, Naida, and Robert and wife, Arvie, all of Clinton; three grandchildren, Gavin Fenwick and wife, Sherri, also of Clinton, Linda and husband, Terry Mosier of Golden, Colorado, Patricia and husband, Mark Ashley, Appleton City; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher, Cayton and Maggie Fenwick, Stacy and Leslie Mosier, and Matthew and Angela Ashley, and one great-great-granddaughter, Shelby Lynn Mosier. Edna is also survived by three sisters, Lelia Teague, Maude Long and Julia Carpenter, all of Osceola; several nephews, nieces and a multitude of friends. Funeral services were at Ohio Christian Church Tuesday, November 11. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

FENWICK, John M.
1832-1913
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Apr 11 1913 - Died In Colorado - John M. Fenwick was born in Marion Co, Ky., Feb. 14, 1832, died at Louisville, Colo., Apr. 3, 1913, age 81 yrs 1 mo 19 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Millen, July 2 1854. To this union seven children were born, five of whom survive. Three daughters and two sons. Two sons having died in infancy. Those living are Mrs. Katherine Smith, Mrs. Alice Casperson, Mrs. Cassie Johnston, Mr. Ed E. Fenwick and Mr. A. J. Fenwick. John M. Fenwick and Bros. joined the Union army in 1861 and served through the war, except one brother who lost his life at Chickamaugua. The rest receiving an honorable discharge in 1865. He removed with his family from Kentucky to Ill. inn 1869 and then to Missouri in 1871, settling near here where he has resided since, except a short period spent in Colo. Funeral services held at Teays Chapel, Apr. 6, 1913 and his body laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery near by to await the call of the master.

FERGUSON, Alexander P.
1828-1914
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - A. P. Ferguson, aged 85 years, living on West Jefferson street, passed away yesterday morning. Mr. Ferguson was one of the oldest residents of this city, having resided here since 1868. He was born in New York, Aug. 6, 1828. Mr. Ferguson had been in very poor health for the past number of years, and death came as a relief to his long suffering. He made his home with his daughter, Mrs. James N. Blakemore. He is survived by two children, Mrs. J. N. Blakemore of this city, and George Ferguson of Sedalia. The funeral services were conducted from the home of his daughter, at 2 o'clock this afternoon by Rev. J. N. Pierce. Burial at Englewood.

FERGUSON, Alice E. EBING WEBB
1918-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Alice E. Ferguson, 97, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Saturday morning, March 26, 2016, at the California Care Center, California, Mo. She was born May 31, 1918, in Concrete, Washington, the daughter of John "Jack" Ebing and Helen Faye (Nestlerode) Ebing. In December of 1939 she married Eugene Nelson Webb. Gene was a casualty of WWII in the Philippines and died on Jan 15, 1945. They were the parents of two children, Carol and Dennis. On January 27, 1946, in Windsor, Mo., she married William Nyal "Jack" Ferguson and he preceded her in death on April 13, 2006. Alice was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She and Jack enjoyed dancing, especially square dancing. She was a talented seamstress. She enjoyed other forms of handwork and gave knitting lessons for a time. Making sweaters for her family gave her great joy. She was a member of the First Christian Church and played the piano and organ and sang in the church choir. Survivors include 2 sons, Dennis E. Ferguson and his wife Marilyn, Georgetown, Texas; and Jerry W. Ferguson and his wife Dianne, Warrensburg, Mo.; 2 daughters, Carol G. DesCombes and her husband Larry, Leeton, Mo.; and Janice G. Williams, Sedalia, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and 2 nieces Karen Yerian and Sue Zielanski. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles Ebing and John Ebing. Graveside memorial services will be Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FERGUSON, Amber Jean
1986-1993
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Amber Jean Ferguson, daughter of Jerry and the late Jeannie Ferguson, was born July 24, 1986 in Loma Linda, Ca., and died July 23, 1993 at the age of 6 years. Amber had lived with her family in North Carolina and San Bernardino, Ca., before moving to Deepwater last year. She completed the first grade at Lakeland Elementary School near Deepwater. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jeannie M. Ferguson, and sister, Desiree V. Ferguson. She is survived by her father, Jerry Ferguson of the home; two stepbrothers. Michael Ferguson, Dawson Springs, Ky., and Tony Ferguson, Madisonville, Ky.; her maternal grandparents, Opal and Edward Beard of Kansas City, and her maternal grandfather, Dewayne Ratcliffe, Tucson. Az., and paternal step-grandmother, Lena Ferguson, Glasgow. Ky. Funeral services were held Monday. July 26, 1993 at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

FERGUSON, Desiree Virginia
1983-1993
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
See: FERGUSON, Jeannie Marie RATCLIFFE

FERGUSON, Gene
1930-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Gene Ferguson, singer, teacher, best friend and beloved husband to Janet, died peacefully on June 3, 2009, after a short struggle with cancer, surrounded by his wife and children, just minutes before his 79th birthday. A gentle giant of a man, he was beloved by everyone--family, friends, colleagues, and many students. "Music was his life," and he lived every minute of it to its fullest. After a very successful career as an opera singer in Germany, he and Janet moved to Columbia, South Carolina where he became Professor of Voice at University of South Carolina (USC) in 1976 until his retirement in 1996. Many of his students went on to successful musical careers. Surviving are his wife, Janet; four children, Richard Gene Ferguson and wife, Darinda of Colorado Springs, CO; Kathalyn Jene Ferguson-Neven and husband, Werner of Heimerzheim, Germany; Chrysalyn Jean Ferguson Graves and husband, Ken from Greenville, SC; and Randal Gean Ferguson and wife, Sabrina from Greenville, SC. Gene is also survived by his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; a brother, Harold and wife Shirley Ferguson of Rogers, AR; and a sister, Virginia and husband Clyde Helphrey of Warsaw, MO. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbia, SC. Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FERGUSON, Helen V. ALLEN
1916-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Helen V. Ferguson, 93, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Saturday morning, February 27, 2010, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Windsor. Helen was born March 26, 1916, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of Stanley Watts Allen and Lucinda Elizabeth (Parker) Allen. On October 17, 1936, in Sedalia, Mo., she married James Ellis Ferguson who preceded her in death on November 14, 1999. Helen worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for over 40 years. She was also a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church where she helped cook and serve many, many suppers, including the ice cream suppers, over the years. She also enjoyed playing cards with "the girls." Survivors include 2 sons, James E. "Jim" Ferguson, Jr., and his wife, Shirley, Windsor, Mo.; and Danny Lee Ferguson, Deming, New Mexico; 6 grandchildren, Debbie Collins, Dana Marple, James E. Ferguson, III, Danny Lee Ferguson, Jr., Tina Ferguson, and Paul Ferguson; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jessie Bowen, Lees Summit, Mo.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, Helen was preceded in death by two brothers, Gilbert and Wilber Allen; three sisters, Wilma Andruss, Dorothy Moore, and Mildred Craig. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FERGUSON, J. D.
abt 1949-2002
Mount Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 23 2002 - J. D. Ferguson, 53, Lowry City, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at his home. He was a telephone company employee. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 24, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rockville.

FERGUSON, James Ellis
1908-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 15 1999 - James Ellis Ferguson, 91, Windsor, died early Sunday morning, November 14, 1999, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born April 29, 1908, in Benton County, the son of Isaac A. Ferguson and Flora Mae (Harmon) Ferguson. On October 17, 1936, in Sedalia, he married Helen Virginia Allen, who survives. he was a life-long farmer and also worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor. He drove a school bus and was superintendent of bus drivers for the Windsor School District. He was an active member of the Brandon United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School director for over 50 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jim Ferguson and wife, Shirley, Bentonville, Arkansas, and Dan Ferguson and wife, Jo Ann, Calhoun; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FERGUSON, James Oren
1918-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jim Ferguson, 74, Windsor, died Saturday morning, April 10, at Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born July 13, 1918 in Tulsa, Ok., the son of John Russell and Lulu Mary Scrogham Ferguson. On April 15, 1945, in Camdenton, he married Lina Marie Atkeson, who survives of the home. Mr. Ferguson, with his brother, was co-owner and operator of the Ferguson Chevrolet Car Dealership in Windsor for over 40 years before his retirement in 1985. He was a member and deacon of the Windsor Christian Church; a former member of the Windsor chamber of Commerce; a member of the American Legion, Windsor; and a Navy veteran of World War II. In addition to his wife, Mr. Ferguson is survived by a daughter, Deborah Ellen Ferguson, Ozark, a brother, Jack Ferguson, Windsor; several nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law. Funeral services were Monday, April 12, 1993 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

FERGUSON, Jeannie Marie RATCLIFFE
1959-1993
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Jeannie Marie Ferguson, 34, Deepwater, died Friday, July 16. 1993 in Saline County, Mo. Her daughter, Desiree Virginia Ferguson, 9, died Saturday, July 17, 1993 at a hospital in Columbia. Mrs. Ferguson was born In Riverside, Ca., and lived in North Carolina and San Bernardino, Ca. before moving to Deepwater last year. She was a packer for the U.S. Toy Co. in Grandview. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Ferguson, and a daughter, Amber Jean Ferguson, both of the home: two stepsons, Michael Ferguson, Dawson Springs. Ky., and Tony Ferguson, Madisonville. Ky.; her mother and stepfather, Opal and Edward Beard of Kansas City; her father, Dewayne Ratcliffe, Tucson, Az.; a sister, Cheri Beard, Madisonville; three half-brothers. Dewayne Ratcliffe, Waylan Ratcliffe and Otis Ratcliffe; and a half-sister, Claudia Ratcliffe, all of Tucson; three step-brothers, Bill Beard, Kansas City, Frank Beard, Riverside, Ca., and Eddie Beard, Madisonville; and two step-grandchildren. Desiree was born in North Carolina, and lived in San Bernardino before moving to Deepwater last year. She completed the third grade at Lakeland Elementary School near Deepwater. Survivors Include her father, Jerry Ferguson. and a sister, Amber Jean Ferguson, both of the home; her maternal grandparents, Opal and Edward Beard of Kansas City; her maternal grandfather, Dewayne Ratcliffe. Tucson; and her paternal step-grandmother, Lena Ferguson, Glasgow, Ky. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church, Deepwater, Tuesday, July 20, 1993. Burial was held in the Deepwater Cemetery, Deepwater.

FERGUSON, Marjorie Ann MILLER
1941-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Marjorie Ann Ferguson, 72, of Windsor, Missouri, died Saturday afternoon, August 2, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO surrounded by family and friends. She was born October 4, 1941, near Bryson, Missouri, the daughter of Albert James Miller and Gladys Fern (Christian) Miller. On September 2, 1961, she was united in marriage to Stephen Henry Ferguson at The First Christian Church in Windsor MO. Stephen preceded her in death March 27, 2007. They spent many happy years together. Marjorie was a Licensed Professional Counselor and worked for over 40 years in the education field. The second half of her counseling career was spent in the Windsor School District. After her retirement from the school system, she worked as a counselor at Royal Oaks Hospital, in Windsor, for several years. She was a member of numerous Windsor area clubs and organizations. Her passions were family, gardening and she loved a good mystery novel. Marjorie was the embodiment of strength, kindness, love, wisdom, and patience; her ambition was to help others. She will be greatly missed. Survivors include two daughters, Andra Ferguson Fields and her husband Jeff, Windsor, MO; Megan Manion and her husband, Heath, Swansea, IL; two brothers, David Miller and Russell Miller; a sister, Linda Pittman; two grandchildren, Jorie and Jude Manion and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Marjorie was preceded in death by two brothers, Keith Miller and Lawrence Miller. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 7, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FERGUSON, Nadean O. BEAMAN
1917-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Nadean Ferguson, 95, of Windsor, Missouri, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Windsor Helathcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born September 9, 1917, in Warsaw, MO to father, Hugh Smith Beaman, and mother, Cleveland Anne (Sands) Beaman. October 15, 1937, she married Berney Vincent Ferguson in Warrensburg MO, who preceded her in death on May 24, 1985. Mrs. Ferguson served as an elementary school teacher for many years in the Warsaw area. She later worked for over 37 years at the former International Shoe Factory in Windsor. She assisted in managing Ferguson Grocery in Calhoun, MO and served as a home healthcare provider to many local residents. She enjoyed bowling and traveling, taught sewing and other life skills with 4-H Club, and was a den mother for Boy Scouts, for several years. She was a member of the First Christian Church and a member/Past Grand Matron of Rebekah Lodge #528, Windsor. Survivors include a son, B. Vincent Ferguson Jr., OK; a daughter, Asha Fristoe and her husband, Dan, Kansas City, MO; two granddaughters, Andra Ferguson Fields, Windsor, MO; Megan Manion, Swansea, IL; four great-granddaughters, Natalie, Sonya, April, and Jorie; a great-grandson, Jude; two great-great-granddaughters, Madison and Cookie; a great-great grandson, Michael; two sisters, Alice Melton, Kansas City, KS; Fauntilla Thompson, Warsaw, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Ferguson; a daughter, Jill Boyce; seven sisters, Alvena Barber, Goldie Shinn, Beatrice Quigley, Hughanna Foster, Libby Beaman, Opal Spadler, and Stella Farier; and two granddaughters, Laura and Kathleen. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FERGUSON, Nina A. CARPENTER MAY
1897-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nina A. Ferguson, 97, Columbia, formerly of Windsor, died Thursday, December 29, 1994, at the Columbia Regional Hospital. She was born February 19, 1897, in Wayne County, Iowa, the daughter of Granville Carpenter and Jeannette R. Showalter Carpenter. On January 17, 1917, she married Montague Sutton May, who preceded her in death December 8, 1931. On November 23, 1939, in Windsor, she married Chester Ferguson, who preceded her in death September 1966. Mrs. Ferguson was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Windsor. She was also a member of the Windsor Study Club. Survivors include a daughter, Josephine Sutherland, Columbia; stepdaughter JoAnn Ebert, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; three grandsons, Jack Sutherland, Geneva, Illinois, Dale Sutherland, Bates city, and Mont Sutherland, Woodstock, Georgia; a granddaughter, Nina Nell Haeckel, Montgomery, Alabama; nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, 13 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanette Sayer. Funeral services were Sunday, January 1, 1995, 2 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 1995, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FERGUSON, Ola P. TREVEY
1870-1939
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. A. G. Ferguson, city treasurer of Sedalia, died at 12:15 p.m. September 7, from injuries received when she was struck by a motor car in front of the Sedalia Broadway Presbyterian Church September 6. Mrs. Ferguson was born in Calhoun, Mo., January 23, 1870, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Trevey, her maiden name being Miss Ola Trevey. She was a student in the Clinton Baird College for several years. She was married to a. G. Ferguson, July 3, 1893, at the Gold West Hotel in San Francisco. They came to Sedalia to make their home in 1911. Mrs. Ferguson was elected city treasurer April 1934, and was serving her last year of her third two-year term. She was active in the democratic party, especially the Young Democratic Club, having attended the National Democratic Convention of young Democrats in Indianapolis, Ind. She is survived by her husband, who was born and reared in Clinton, being a brother of Mrs. J. N. Blakemore; also her three brothers, Robert Trevey of Alviso, Calif.; V. E. Trevey of Berkley, Calif., and Archie C. Trevey of Vallejo, Calif. The funeral was held Sunday.

FERGUSON, Opal Marie SMITH RATCLIFFE
1941-2002
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 29 2002 - Opal Marie Ferguson, 60, Warsaw, died Saturday evening, April 27, 2002, at her home. She was born on July 28, 1941, in Neosho, the daughter of Nathan and Athel Payton Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Jeannie Ferguson; two granddaughters, Amber Ferguson and Desiree Ferguson, and six sisters. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Ferguson, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Cherl and Eddie Beard of Madisonville, Kentucky; two stepsons, Mike Ferguson of Madisonville, Kentucky, and Tony Ferguson of Ozark; three grandchildren; two brothers, Charley Smith of Diamond and James L. Smith of Grandby; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 30, at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Deepwater Cemetery.

FERGUSON, Ora Lamillia FAILER
1906-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ora L. Ferguson, 85, of Windsor, died Saturday morning, June 6, at her home in rural Windsor. She was born August 8, 1906 in Edmison, Mo., the daughter of Charlie Rhodes Failer and Annie Lear Failer. On November 25, 1935, in Clinton, she married Ed Ferguson, who survives of the home. Mrs. Ferguson was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, formerly near Calhoun. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John M. Ferguson, Windsor; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Amel Failer and Sheldon Failer both of Clinton; and a sister, Viola Milligan, Calhoun. Funeral services were Monday, June 8, 1992 at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FERGUSON, Refa Raye
abt 1948-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 2002 - Refa Raye Ferguson, 54, Osceola, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at her home. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 23, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Cremation will follow the service.

FERGUSON, Robert E. "Fergie"
abt 1922-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 29 2007 - Robert E. "Fergie" Ferguson, 85, died Thursday, May 24, 2007, after a long battle with cancer and heart problems. Funeral services are Wednesday, May 30, at Riverside Christian Church, Wichita, Kansas. He retired after 48 years as shop foreman from M. Bruenger Trucking. After retirement he enjoyed farming. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sharon; sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jo Ferguson, Kechi, Robbie Graves and Scott Ferguson, both of Wichita; daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Jerry Logan of Whitewater, Kim (Graves) and Dick Friesen of Independence; sister, Freda Conrad, Riverton, Wyoming; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services at Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita, Kansas.

FERGUSON, Samuel Dayle "Sam"
1930-2017
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Samuel "Sam" Dayle Ferguson, 86, at his home in Blue Springs, Missouri passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017.  Sam has been cremated.  A visitation and memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 8th at Royer Funeral Home, Grain Valley. His ashes will be buried in Lawrence with his beloved wife, Dorothy and also in Windsor with his parents, brother (Ryland), and grandparents. Sam was born on November 12, 1930. His parents were Samuel W. and Cleo C. Ferguson of Lawrence, KS and Windsor, MO. Sam married Dorothy S. (Stringham) Ferguson and they were married almost 60 years before her death, November 26, 2011. Sam is survived by two children, Janice Lawton and Paul Ferguson, spouses J.C. Lawton and Deborah Ferguson, two grandchildren, Rebekah Gray and Curtis Hohensee and beloved friend Pat Bradley. Sam was a Korean-war Air Force veteran, upon his Honorable Discharge, he earned a BA from Baker University and an MBA from University of Indiana.  He received recognition as an Accredited Executive in Personnel and served as a Human Resource Executive in Kansas City Kansas, Lawrence Kansas, Newport Indiana, New York City, Chicago, and Kansas City, Missouri. Sam was active in church and civic activities. He served as a city alderman and chaired various church committees. He was President of an ambulance district, organized local blood drives, and a leader in United Way campaigns. Sam was a KU Jayhawks booster. He loved attending KU, Chiefs, and Royals games. He played industrial league softball and basketball until age 40, continued to play golf until health limitations prevailed.

FERGUSON, Steven Henry
1939-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 29 2007 - Stephen Ferguson, 67, of Windsor, Missouri, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born September 13, 1939, in Benton County, near Warsaw, Mo., the son of Berney Vincent Ferguson and Nadean (Beaman) Ferguson. On September 2, 1961, at the First Christian Church in Windsor, Mo., he married Marjorie Ann Miller, who survives of the home. Stephen was a mechanical engineer and worked for several engineering firms in the Kansas City area. He helped design refrigeration units for the military to use in Vietnam and he was part of the team that designed testing equipment to test the NASA space shuttles before launch. Stephen's interests were wide and varied: He was a former member of MENSA; a published author; former owner and operator of a grocery store in Calhoun, Mo.; a certified firearms instructor providing instruction to several area law enforcement agencies; and he was a widely known marksman winning many state shooting competitions. Stephen was very athletic and enjoyed water sports; he enjoyed chess and played against players all over the world; he enjoyed photography, hunting and was a professional pool player. At one time, he owned corndog concession carts that were in every mall in Kansas City, using equipment he designed. Stephen also found time to do volunteer work with Twin Lakes Hospice. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Roseland, Mo., and the Windsor IOOF Lodge 187. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Nadean Ferguson, Windsor, Mo.; 2 daughters, Andra Ferguson, Windsor, Mo.; Megan Manion, Swansea, Illinois; a granddaughter, Jorie Manion; a brother, Berney V. Ferguson, Jr., State of Oklahoma; a sister, Asha Woods, Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Jill Boyce and 2 nieces. Funeral services will be Friday, March 30, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo.

FERGUSON, William A.
1820-1891
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 6 1891 - Dies of Dropsy - About two months ago W. A. Ferguson came to Clinton from Kansas City to visit his daughter, Mrs. A. Moore, with the hopes of also improving his health. He seemed to enjoy the visit very much and was out last Sabbath but he rapidly grew worse and Wednesday evening at 6:20 his spirit was called to that home on high. Subject of this sketch was born in Franklin county, Va. August 20, 1820 and came to Missouri in 1843, settling in Pettis county, where he lived a greater portion of the time. Five years ago he moved to Kansas City. He married Miss Sarah Wood in Virginia in 1839 and she died in 1870. Five children blessed this union, four living; two in the West and Mrs. A. Moore of this city and Mrs. M. E. Waugh in Big Creek township. In 1871, he married Miss Mattie Geer at Knob Noster, who survives him, by whom two children, both living. Funeral at the residence here and laid to rest in Oak Grove.

FERGUSON, William Edgar
1902-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 8 2004 - William Edgar Ferguson, 101, Windsor, died Wednesday afternoon, April 7, 2004, at Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. He was born May 5, 1902, in Benton County, in the Shawnee Bend area near Warsaw, the son of William Henry Ferguson and Dora Ollie (Harrison) Ferguson. On November 25, 1935, in Clinton, he married Ora Lamilia Failer, who died June 6, 1992. Mr. Ferguson was a farmer before his retirement. He had also worked at the Proctor & Gamble Company in Kansas city for several years. Survivors include a son, John M. Ferguson and wife Juanita, Windsor; a brother Mike Ferguson, Kansas City, Kansas; two grandchildren, Marvin Ferguson, Warsaw, and Sandra Kay Ealy, Clinton; five great-grandchildren, Michael, Melissa, Ashley, Amanda and Dylan; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by six brothers, John, Ernest, Clyde, Homer, Jeff and Darl Ferguson; three sisters, Ethel Moore, Faye Halley and Bess Johnson. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 10, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FERGUSON, William N. "Jack"
1917-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 17 2006 - Jack Ferguson, 88, Lebanon, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at the Christian Healthcare, in Lebanon, Mo. He was born on June 27, 1917, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of John Russell Ferguson and Mary Lula (Scrogham) Ferguson. On January 27, 1946, in Windsor, Mo., at his parent's house, he married Alice Ebing, who survives of the home. Jack served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army Air Force. After being shot down over Austria on December 29,1944, Jack was captured and became a POW until his liberation in April, 1945. Jack was awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After returning home from the war, Jack entered the family business in Windsor, Ferguson Chevrolet, where he remained until the dealership was sold in 1988. He was a charter member of the Windsor Lions Club, a member of the State Fair Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War, the Disabled American Veterans, VFW Post 2610, American Legion Post 82, and a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. In addition to his wife, Alice, he is survived by two sons, Dennis E. Ferguson and his wife Marilyn, Roach, Mo., Jerry W. Ferguson and his wife Diane, Warrensburg, Mo.; two daughters, Carol G. DesCombes and her husband Larry, Leeton, Mo., and Janice G. Williams, Sedalia, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jim Ferguson. Funeral services will be Monday, April 17, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo.

FERN, Emmett Lawrence
1911-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Emmett Lawrence Fern, 97, of Sedalia, Missouri, died early Sunday morning, March 8, 2009, at the Four Season Living Center, Sedalia, Mo. He was born December 3, 1911, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Peter Crawford Fern and Minti Belle (Rodgers) Fern. On November 13, 1934, in Fulton County, Arkansas, he married Lillian Elizabeth Bell, who preceded him in death August 6, 1998. Mr. Fern was a farmer and cattleman, for many years, in the Thayer, Mo., area, before his retirement. After his retirement, he enjoyed renovating and re-selling houses. Survivors include a daughter, Eugenia Volkenant, Windsor, Mo.; 2 sons, John Fern, West Plains, Mo.; Carl Fern, Blackwell, Oklahoma; a brother, Roy Fern, Lincoln, Nebraska; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Mr. Fern was preceded in death by 3 sisters; a brother and a son. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FERRO, Lawrence "Larry"
1925-2010
Lawrence "Larry" Ferro, age 84 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Larry requested to be cremated. Larry was born in Deepwater, Missouri. He served our country in the Army Air Corp. he was a crop duster. Among survivors includes his wife, Winnie of the home; three children, Mike Ferro and wife, Marilynn, Jane Marshall and husband, Bill and Woo French and husband, John, all of Clinton, Missouri; five grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Chapa, Michael Leslie Ferro, Will Marshall, John Marshall and Shelby French; two great grandsons, Victor Chapa and Michael Chapa and two sisters, Hazal Welsh of Independence, Missouri and Juanita Ferro of Kansas City, Missouri.

FERRO, Leno L.
1909-2002
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2002 - Leno L. Ferro was born October 18, 1909, in Savannah, Oklahoma, son of Antonio and Nettie Sullivan Ferro. He died January 7, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II and had worked in the coal mines. He spent most of his life in the Deepwater area. He was a graduate of Deepwater High School. His parents; one sister, Virginia Downing, and one brother, Bert Ferro, preceded him in death. Survivors include four sisters, Albina Childress, Deepwater, Lucille Schmidli, Clinton, Hazel Welsh, Independence, and Juanita Ferro, Lee's Summit; one brother, Lawrence Ferro, Clinton; along with several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held January 11 at Deepwater Cemetery.

FERRO, Mildred Eileen "Millie" MAROLF
1916-2005
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 7 2005 - Mildred Eileen (Millie) Ferro was born April 16, 1916, in St. Clair County to Howard and Emma Lena Marolf. She grew up in a farming community, south of Deepwater, near Ohio Post Office. She was the middle child of five children. Mildred passed away Sunday, March 6, 2005, in Springfield. She attended eight grades at Little Jewel, a one-room country school, that was in St. Clair county. In later life she would occasionally take a class in order to learn specific skills. Mildred was a family-centered homemaker. She was known for her gardening skills, especially for the flower garden and her beautiful peonies. Mildred enjoyed the design and furnishing of the home with antiques. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bert Ferro; two sisters, Fern Edwards, Raytown, and Dorothy Costley, Lee's Summit, and a brother, Howard Marolf, Clinton. She is survived by a son, Robert Ferro and his wife Shirley, Joplin, and a daughter Janice Parmley, Springfield. Her grandchildren include Tony Brasier and his wife Sandy, Springfield, and Jennifer Morris and her husband Bill, Cotter, Arkansas, and two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Melissa Brasier, Springfield. She is survived by one sister, Mary Stone, Clinton. Funeral services were held Friday, March 11, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FESSLER, Anna Wilhelmina PEOPLES
1879-1964
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Last rites for Mrs. Frank Fessler, 85, Montrose, who died May 5, were conducted Saturday, May 9, at the Immaculate Conception Church. Grandsons Robert and Richard Kalwei, Sam and John Brownsberger, Elton and Philip Cook were pallbearers. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Eckhoff Funeral Home, Appleton City. Anna Wilhelmina Peoples, the daughter of George and Anna Glahn Peoples, was born Jan. 25, 1879, near Leonard, Mo., where she was reared and educated. On Oct. 21, 1902, she married Frank L. Fessler. They resided a short time at Plattsmouth, Neb., and Chillicothe, Mo., and a few years near Leonard, Mo., in Shelby County. They moved to their present residence one and a half miles west of Montrose, in the fall of 1910 and this has been their home ever since. A favorite hobby of Mrs. Fessler was needlework especially crocheting, and many friends and relatives were recipients of her dainty work. She was a devoted wife and mother, a loyal and faithful friend and was generous with her time and her sympathy. She had been in declining health for several years. She entered Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City, on June 28, 1962, where she succumbed at 11:00 p.m., on May 5, after nearly two years hospitalization. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Wilfreda, in 1907, a son, Frederick, in 1910, a daughter, Ann (Mrs. Tom McGarry), in 1954, her parents, two brothers and nine sisters. She leaves her husband, of the home; two sons, Ray, Chicago, Ill., Clem, of the home; six daughters, Mrs. Howard (Renetta) Myers, Tucumcari, N. M., Mrs. Joe (Agnes) Kalwei, Mrs. Ben (Mary) Brownsberger, Montrose, Mrs. Ludger (Clara) Cook, Urich, Georgia, of the home, and Mrs. Lawrence (Leona) Kaufman, Wessington, S. D.; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Bichsel, Clarence, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends.

FESSLER, Frank Louis
1875-1967
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Frank L. Fessler, 91, Montrose, died at 2:00 a.m., May 16, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City, where he had been a patient about four weeks. Funeral services were held May 18, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Montrose. Casket bearers were grandsons, John and Sam Brownsberger, Robert and Richard Kalwei, Elton and Philip Cook. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose. Frank Louis Fessler, third eldest of 10 children of William and Christina Schuring Fessler, was born Sept. 24, 1875, at Camp Point, Ill. When he was a lad of five he moved (by wagon) with his parents to near Wein, Mo., in Chariton County, where they settled on a farm. On Oct. 21, 1902, he married Anna W. Peoples, of Hagers Grove, Mo., and 11 children were born to them. They established their first home at Plattsmouth, Neb., where Mr. Fessler was employed in construction work. During that time he assisted in building the bridge across the Mississippi River at Quincy, Ill. In the Spring of 1903 they moved to Chillicothe. He was a lover of the land and early in 1904 they moved to a farm in Shelby County, near Hagers Grove. As the family was growing and he wished to get nearer to church and school, in 1910 they moved to the farm home one-and-a-half miles west of Montrose which since had been his home. Surviving are two sons, Ray Fessler, Chicago, Ill., Clem Fessler, of the home; six daughters, Mrs. Howard (Renetta) Myers, Tucumcari, N. Mex., Mrs. Joe (Agnes) Kalwei, Mrs. Ben (Mary) Brownsberger, Montrose, Mrs. Ludger (Clara) Cook, Ulrich, Georgia Fessler, of the home, Mrs. Lawrence (Leona) Kaufman, Wessington, S.D.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Sullivan, Quincy, Ill., Mrs. Sophia Poeschl, Bynumville, Mo., Mrs. Louise Steffes, Andover, S.D.; three brothers, Tony, Otto and aloys Fessler, New Cambria, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his wife on May 5, 1964, two daughters, Wilfreda who died in 1907 at the age of 11 months, and Mrs. Tom (Ann) McGarry in 1954, and a son, Fred, in 1910, at the age of three months.

FETTERS, Emory "Buck"
1939-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Emory "Buck" Fetters, 71, of Windsor, Missouri, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was born November 24, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Arthur Emanual Fetters and Ida Ruth (Davis) Fetters. On May 25, 1978 in Clinton, Mo., he married Judy E. (Gregory) Riles, and she preceded him in death on January 4, 2004. Mr. Fetters served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He was a self-employed truck driver for many years. He was a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge, Aerie 3667 and the Windsor American Legion Post 82. Survivors include a brother, Ed Fetters, Hudson, Florida; 4 sons, Parrish C. Fetters and Shawn T. Fetters, both of Warsaw, Mo.; Lance E. Fetters, Sedalia, Mo.; Christopher S. Fetters, Windsor; a daughter, LaFonda McCullough, Garnett, Ks.; 2 step-sons, David A. Gregory, state of Nebraska; and Mike D. Gregory, Kansas City, Mo.; 3 step-daughters, Sheila LaRue, Clinton, Mo.; Diane Gregory, state of Nebraska; Tina Gregory, state of Colorado. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Friday, June 3, at Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

FETTERS, James Oliver "Jim"
1925-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James O. (Jim) Fetters, 71, Windsor, died early Thursday morning, October 17, 1996, at his home in Windsor. He was born June 28, 1925, in Lee's Summit, the son of James 0. Fetters and Lorane L. (Stilley) Fetters. On September 30, 1951, in Warrensburg, he married Laura Madalyn Mills, who survives of the home. Mr. Fetters was the band and music instructor for the Windsor junior and senior high schools from 1953 to 1973; the Junior high school principal from 1973 to 1981; the administrator for Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home for eight years; owner and operator of Carpet Caper Cleaners from 1979 to the present; a member of the CMSU Alumni Board; formerly in charge of the Essig Collection, a unique and unusual collection of musical instruments based at Central Missouri State University; co-founder, leader and lead trumpet player for the B&J Group, a popular, local dance band; member of the Sedalia Concert Band; member of the Windsor United Methodist Church where he served as choir director for many years; he also served as lay leader of the church for over 20 years; was a member of the Methodist Men; a member of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee of the church; member of the Administrative Board of the church; member of the Windsor High School Master Endowment Scholarship Fund Board of Directors; member Of the Windsor Country Club. He was an avid golfer, skilled woodworker and gifted musician, who particularly enjoyed big band and Dixieland Jazz music. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Jane Ann Varner, Susan Price and Barbie Crouch, all of Windsor; six grandchildren, Barry and Andy Varner, Brie and Chloe Price, Brooke and Haley Crouch; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Trott. Warrensburg; a niece and two nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 19, at the Windsor United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FETTERS, Judy E. RYLES
1944-2004
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 25 2004 - Judy E. Ryles Fetters was born August 28, 1944, in Mazie, Oklahoma, daughter of Cecil D. and Margaret E. Hart Ryles. She died January 4, 2004, at her home in Lexington. She worked for Con-Agra Foods 11 years, retiring in 2002. she married Emory E. "buck" Fetters on May 25, 1978. Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Ronnie Gregory; three sisters, Sandy Dulaban, Shirley Ryles, Sharon Ryles, and one brother, Cecil Theodore Ryles, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Emory E. "buck" Fetters of the home; three sons, Christopher Fetters of the home, David Gregory and wife, Karen, Elwood, Nebraska, Michael Gregory, Richmond; three daughters, Sheila LaRue and husband Jack, Clinton, Dian Gregory, England, Arkansas, Tina Gregory, North Kansas City; four stepchildren, Parrish Fetters, Shawn Fetters, both of Lexington, LaFonda McCullough and husband Tom, Garnett, Kansas, Lance Fetters, Windsor; 17 grandchildren; four brothers, Donald Ryles and wife Donna, Garden City, Billy Ryles and wife Judy, Crosby, Texas, Basil Ryles, Clinton, Rick Ryles and wife Cindy, Deepwater; two sisters, Caroll Smith and husband Jim, Clinton, and Barbara Cutler and husband Butch, Osceola. Graveside services were held January 7 at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

FETTERS, Laura Madalyn "LM" MILLS
1930-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Laura Madalyn "LM" Fetters, 85, of Windsor, Missouri, died Monday morning, July 18, 2016, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was born October 15, 1930, in Warrensburg, Mo., the daughter of John Edwin Mills and Margaret Elizabeth (Burkarth) Mills. On September 30, 1951, in Warrensburg, she married James Oliver "Jim" Fetters and he preceded her in death on October 17, 1996. Having learned to play the piano at a young age, music was an important part of her life. After graduating from Warrensburg High School in 1948 she attended Central Missouri State College (now University of Central Missouri). She majored in music and was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. She and her husband Jim moved to Windsor and she began her career in music education in the Chilhowee and then Calhoun school districts. Laura continued to be involved with music education in Windsor by giving lessons and playing for many school performances and accompanying students for contests. She was a long-time member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, playing the organ for over 50 years. She was also involved in the women's groups of the church. She was a member of various community clubs, including the Sedalia Music Club; Chapter BA, P.E.O.; GFWC Keystone Club; and Cosmos Club. She loved jazz and big band music and she and Jim played together in a local dance band, B&J Group, for several years. She played for many weddings and funerals and was a dedicated volunteer at the nursing home in Windsor. She also led the Senior Center Kitchen Band for several years and loved going to ballgames. Laura developed countless friendships over the years and enjoyed visiting and keeping up with these friends and their families. Survivors include 3 daughters, Jane Ann Varner (Glenn), Leeton, Mo.; Susan Price (Bill), Windsor, Mo.; and Barbie Mach (Joe), Windsor, Mo.; 7 grandchildren, Barry Varner (Jenny), Andy Varner (Kim), Brie Bohon (Brad), Chloe Fosnow (Jamie), Brooke Tylar (Zak), Haley Crouch, and Logan Mach; 11 great-grandchildren, Reid and Mallie Varner, Sabina and Cecil Varner, Avery, Kolby, Nolan and Elizabeth Bohon, Joey and Jax Fosnow, Carson Mach; and a great-grandson soon to be born; 2 nephews, John Trott and Robert Trott, Warrensburg; a niece Margaret Hoppert, State of Indiana; and several great-nieces and great-nephews, and many friends. In addition to her husband Jim, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Charlotte Trott. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 24, 2016, at the Windsor United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FETTERS, Lois Maxine WAREHAM
1922-2008
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2008 - Lois Maxine Fetters, 86, of Windsor, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2008, at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. Lois was born September 23, 1922, in Henry County, the daughter of James W. and Laura Dena (Lowe) Wareham. In 1941, Lois married Arthur "Pete" Emanuel Fetters in Lees Summit, Missouri. Lois worked as a supervisor for Unitog garment factory in the Warrensburg area until retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Grace Community Church in Windsor. Lois loved to bowl, enjoyed camping, sewing and reading. Survivors include two sons, Emory Fetters of Windsor, Ed Fetters of Tampa, Florida, two sisters, Edith Easter of Clinton, Bonnie Kampe and her husband Bob of Windsor, two brothers, James Wareham and his wife Violet of Belton, Donald Wareham and his wife Jeannie of Appleton City, twelve grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Pete and one sister Pauline Cates. Graveside services to be held Saturday, October 11, 2008, at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

FETTERS, Mary Ann HARBIT
1936-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 3 2005 - Mary Ann Fetters, 69, Warrensburg and formerly of Windsor, died Monday morning, August 1, 2005, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. She was born May 16, 1936, in Chilhowee, the daughter of Floyd Marion Harbit and Ethel Gertrude (Freeman) Harbit. She was married to Emory Fetters. She had worked at the Base Exchange at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, for over 10 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son Lance E. Fetters, Windsor; three sisters, Dorothy F. Wilhelmson, Harrisonville, Zella Lou Johnson and Sandra Kay Miller, both of Independence, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Marcella G. Schott; three brothers, Freeman Harbit and two infant brothers. Graveside services will be Thursday, August 4, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FEWEL, Alice Grey YATES
1858-1927
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The following obituary was written by Mrs. Fewel before her death, which occurred on June 10th. My maiden name was Alice Grey Yates; was born April 8, 1858. Spent my childhood days and a great portion of my life 5 miles west of Calhoun. When only a little more than one year of age, I was left a fatherless child and reared and educated by a dutiful mother. I was married to Conner Orlando Fewel when I was twenty years of age. To this union six children were given, one having preceded me in death, Dec. 10, 1908. I cannot remember the exact date of my conversion, but there was a never to be forgotten time with me. When I had an indescribable desire to see the whole world on bended knees to Christ. About that time the scripture began to flow into my hungry soul like a fountain of living water, the first message being, "We know we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren." This many years of my life was spent in studying His Holy Word, and in listening to and rejoicing in and enjoying the sweet solemn sound of the scripture read by one whose tongue was silenced in death January 25, 1899. We both joined the church at Sardis Bethlehem and were baptized by Elder N. M. Morris. That certainly was a great and notable day of the Lord to me. Tongue nor pen cannot describe how the truth burned into my heart whilst He led me as it were to the banqueting house and his banner over me was love. But like one of the Apostles, I find myself ever doing that which I would not do and leaving undone that which I ought to have done. Thus I have found I am not saved by my own righteousness, but by His grace. Looking to that eternal rest in the children, who have been so faithful to me in my widowhood days. Whither I have gone, I shall expect you to soon follow on. A kind farewell and love to my only sister, my neighbors, friends and dear old Sardis church. I hope everyone of you who look on my lifeless clay will realize how I have loved you and that Jesus is your friend. I have seen many dark and lonesome days since I last assembled with you and my heart is almost broken while I write, but though the storm grows furious, and the waves lash high, the time of my landing is drawing nigh, and Jesus will be there for me. When this is read I shall be done with the suffering and sorrows of this life. The dear Lord, with His shining angels will have met me in the air. I have already ascended on high with my dear ones. I am gathered home at last. Yes, I have gone on to that city fair to watch the shining portals and see you enter there. It is my request that my funeral be preached at Sardis church, using the text, "Christ is the end of law for righteousness to everyone that believes." Songs - "All hail the power of Jesus name," and "Home of the soul." Mrs. A. G. Fewel passed away Friday, at 8 p.m. June 10th, 1927, after over a year of suffering from a growth on the right shoulder joint. Interment at Sardis cemetery. Her dying statement was "His grace is sufficient for me."

FEWEL, Clara S. TARR
1869-1899
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1899 - Again the death angel has swept over Calhoun and another home has been visited by the dread messenger. Clara S. Fewel, nee Tarr, entered into rest at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 7. Her disease was pulmonary consumption, from which she has been a constant sufferer for several months. Born in Crawford County, Ohio March 20, 1869, she moved with her parents to Calhoun in 1877. United in marriage to L. J. Fewel November 25, 1894. A son preceded its mother to that better land some two years ago. A husband, daughter, father, mother, five sisters and a brother mourn her loss. Mesdames O. W. Slack and D. L. Underwood of Chicago were with her until a few days before her death. She joined the Presbyterian Church in 1892 and often spoke of dying during her sickness and longed for the time when God would relieve her of pain and suffering. A short time before her departure, she called the family around her bedside and in her weak way asked them to meet her in heaven.

FEWEL, Ernest Eugene
1858-1906
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 13 1906 - On the morning of January 10, 1906, after the fingers of time had marked the closing of the night and old Sol had beamed forth to illuminate another day, the shadows of the valley fell athwart the threshold of Ernest E. Fewel at the home of his mother, four miles west of Calhoun, after a lingering illness of several weeks with a carbuncle on the back of his neck. He had suffered intensely and despite medical skill and the hopes and prayers of his loving friends, he was taken from us. He was a son of the late R. Z. and E. H. Fewel and was born April 16, 1858 and reared on the old homestead where he died. His occupation for a number of years was that of a plasterer. He was an industrious man of increasing energy and push. He loved the open fields and the might woods, he loved the wild pleasures and recreations of hunting and fishing and the blue sky, the flowers to him, nature spoke a various language. Leaves an aged mother; four sisters; five brothers and a host of friends. During his long and painful illness, he was assisted and cared for by Mr. McCombs of Windsor, a professional nurse who deserves much praise and credit for the way he took care of Mr. Fewel. Funeral services were at his residence.

FEWEL, Fyke F.
1884-1939
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Fyke Fewel died at the Windsor hospital about 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 1939, with pneumonia. He had been there about a week having first taken sick about two weeks ago with influenza at his home near Chalybeate Springs, northwest of Calhoun where he lived alone. Relatives then took him to the hospital where he had since been critically ill. Fyke, the oldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Fewel, member of one of the oldest families in Henry County, was born August 23, 1884. He had never married but lived alone on his farm about 12 years following the death of his mother and the marriage of his younger brother. Honest, kind and generous, he had a smile for his acquaintances, but his life was lonely. An occasional visit to relatives and to Clinton were his only recreations. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Archie Middlecoff and Mrs. Clara Allen of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Lee Kinyon, north of Clinton and one brother, Conner Fewel, east of Clinton about five miles. At the time of going to press there had been no funeral arrangements made. The body was taken to the Housey Undertaking establishment at Calhoun.

FEWEL, Hattie E.
1853-1931
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Miss Hattie Fewel died at the home of her friend, Miss Sadie Hoover, in Montrose, Thursday morning at 8 o'clock after an illness of three weeks. She had been very frail for many years. Miss Fewel was born in the southern part of Johnson county, near Leeton, June 8, 1853, and had she lived a few days longer would have been 78 years old. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dick Fewel. Although in the time of her girlhood the educational advantages were meager in this section, for women, her father, being a wealthy man spared no expense in giving this lovely, eldest daughter every educational advantage. She attended Lexington Female college several years, the State Normal at Warrensburg, and when her brother, Green, was in the Valparaiso, Ind., college, she too attended it. At that time it was the largest coed school in the world. In these various schools she developed her talents for music and art. Her special delight was art and as she enjoyed travel, she visited many states in search of material for sketching and painting. She had a canvas with her always to catch the glint of sun and shadow. In 1896 she suffered a skull fracture in a runaway which caused a partial lapse of memory although the greater portion of the time she was normal. She never married, and made her home with her brothers, and many years was with her only sister, Mrs. Tom Wallace, whose daughter, Lora, now Mrs. C. L. Gilchrist, of Ft. Worth, Tex., was the nearest to Miss Hattie's heart of any human being in the world and just before she lapsed into unconsciousness, Mrs. Wallace told her that Lora had sent her love, and her face became illumined. For the past 22 years she had enjoyed the love, companionship and care of her friend, Miss Sadie Hoover, in Montrose, who had given her the same attention as she would one of her own family. Miss Hattie appreciated this and spoke very highly of the privilege she had had of being in Miss Hoover's home. Miss Hattie Fewel was an aristocrat to her finger tips, with high ideals of life, charitable and carrying sunshine ever, despite her affliction. She loved the beautiful things of life and in the last few years when she was not allowed to paint, her greatest delight was to visit a friend's home and look at picture after picture, lingeringly and lovingly. Her brother, Dr. R. D. Fewel passed into eternity just a few, days before she did. All their brothers and sisters were at their bedsides during their fatal illness. They are: Green Fewel, Muskogee, Okla.; Mace Fewel, Tulsa, Okla.; H. M. Fewel, Clinton; Walter. Fewel and Mrs. Tom Wallace, Fort Worth, Tex. The funeral was held at Mis. Hoover's home Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. Bromley. The burial was in the Montrose cemetery.

FEWEL, Jerome N.
1846-1928
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Jerome N. Fewel was born in Henry county, Mo., in 1846, died at his home near Roseland, Mo., July 17, 1928, aged 82 years, 6 months and 9 days. January 7, 1875, he was united in marriage to Cornelia Bell. He had been a member of the Baptist church since early boyhood, his membership being in the Mt. Olivet church at the time of his death. He is survived by the wife and five children, Eldo of Roseland, Hope of Nevada, Sally at home, Wiley of Cole, Mrs. John Mahaney of Los Animas, Col. he was regarded as one of Henry County's best beloved and pioneer citizens. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Olivet church this (Thursday) afternoon and interment will be made under the auspices of Clear Creek Masonic lodge, of which the deceased had long been an honored member.

FEWEL, Lula Margaret GRAY
1867-1908
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death of Mrs. H. M. Fewel - Lula M. Gray, born September 25, 1867, in Pettis county, Mo.; married to Hugh M. Fewel October 31, 1888; died Monday night, February 3, 1908, at the family home on West Main street; funeral Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5, at the Baptist church. Interment in Calhoun cemetery. Briefly, thus is told a transitory existence. It tells the beginning and the end. To an aged mother it brings to the threshold of the vanished years a baby form, a prattling child, a schoolgirl, the verging into womanhood, a courtship and marriage. Then, mother, home and heaven. Indeed, life is a strange admixture of joys and sorrows. Home's precious treasure taken, a husband companionless, and three sons left to mourn the loss of their best earthly friend. How sad! Yet such is life's oft recurring story. To the bereaved, to the brethren and sisters in the church of which Mrs. Fewel was a devoted member, we shall not presume to offer further unction, the men of God having performed their kindly offices with inspiration and eulogy - pointing the way to that blessed reunion above. But as the eldest of three who at like ages suffered the same irreparable loss, we especially extend to Masters Clifton, Fred and Clarence, our deepest sympathy; counseling them to shun evil, ever having in mind the question "would mother approve?" Do this, and you will be come honorable men and glorify her. In behalf of the aged mother of deceased, and of the broken hearted husband and sons, we express a grateful appreciation of the tender sympathy and kindly ministrations of neighbors and friends.

FEWEL, Mahala MERRITT
1817-1896
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death of Mrs. Mahala Fewel - Mrs. Mahala Fewel died last Friday, Oct. 16, 1896. "Aunt Mahala," as she was called, was born in Williamson county, Tenn., July 29, 1817. She cameto Missouri in the fall of 1843 and settled in Johnson county at the head of Clear Fork. In Sept., 1843, she was married to Benj. Fewel, coming, immediately after her marriage to Mr. Fewel, to this State. There were two children born to this union; the oldest, Rebecca, lived to be grown and married Lilburn Cheatham; the youngest child died in infancy. Mrs. Fewel had lived with B. C. Fewel and M. B. Merritt for about sixteen years, previous to her death. For the last two years and a half she lived with Mr. Fewel, at which place she died. Mrs. Fewel was a sister to Judge M. B. Merritt and Mrs. B. C. Fewel who still survive her. She was buried in the Wiley Cemetery, where her immediate relatives were buried, and by the side of her mother, Elizabeth A. Merritt, who died at the age of 80 years. There were a great many friends and relatives who attended the burial. A short funeral service was conducted by Eld. R. M. Ogle, of the Primitive Baptist church, of which doctrine she was a firm believer, and who often spoke of her faith and hopes in our blessed Redeemer. A more lengthy obituary and fuller history of "Aunt Mahala" will be published later.

FEWEL, Nancy Ann AVERY
1830-1901
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 1901 - Mrs. N.A. Fewel is dead. But the face in the coffin almost wore a smile and looked so pretty to the children gazing on it for the last time on earth. Seventy one years had touched her lightly and showed a calm beauty and serenity. She was born in Morgan County, Missouri March 12, 1830 and raised on the Avery homestead near Sardis, fifteen miles north of Clinton in Tebo township, and was one of eight children. One sister Mrs. Susan Roberts of Durango, Colorado, and A. C. and J. M. Avery are the only survivors. Married to Richard B. Fewel in 1850 and he died in 1880. Nine children, all living except the eldest, Orlando. Henry lives near Leeton; Dr. Dick Fewel at Montrose; Mason at Windsor; Green on the homestead in Johnson county; Mack in Calhoun; Walter the youngest at Fort Worth. The daughters are Mrs. T. S. Wallace of Clinton and Miss Hattie, who resides with her. Twenty-one grandchildren. Paralysis was the fatal malady.

FEWEL, Retta Ann ROBINSON
1871-1939
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Retta Fewell died about 11:55 p.m. July 2 at the Community Clinic Hospital in Clinton, after several weeks' illness which she had patiently borne, looking forward to meeting her savior. Retta Ann Robinson was born five miles southeast of Calhoun, June 17, 1871. She was united in marriage to S. A. Fewell, April 20, 1898. He preceded her in death January 10, 1925 and since that time she had lived alone. Surviving Mrs. Fewell are her daughter, Mrs. Leland Parks, who was her mother's devoted companion; also a sister Mrs. Will Wilson, near Joplin; a brother Arch Robinson near Windsor; nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Glenn Gray of Lamar; Everest and John Robinson, near Windsor. Early in life she united with Haydens Grove Christian Church and transferred her membership to Calhoun in 1908, when her daughter united with this church. As long as health permitted Mrs. Fewell attended Sunday school and church. Mrs. Fewell loved her home, was skillful with her needle and a splendid cook, having often exhibited her cakes and canned fruits at the Calhoun Colt Show where she has won several prizes. She raised a garden and flowers, and specialized in raising fruits of all kinds. Mrs. Fewell was loyal to her many friends and neighbors and was never too tired to perform some task for them. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Christian Church. Burial was in the Calhoun cemetery.

FEWEL, Rhoda Evelyn AVERY JOSEPH FREUND
1871-1940
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - HEART ATTACK FATAL TO MRS. H. M. FEWEL MON. -- Mother of H. Louis Freund, Well Known Artist -- Daughter of the Distinguished A. C. Avery and One of Clinton's First Ladies Dies Suddenly -- Silently and unannounced, death stepped into the H. M. Fewel home in the early hours of Monday, laying hand on the beautiful spirit that had graced that serene home so many years, and at 11:30 a. m. February 19, 1940, her eyes closed in the long sleep from which the Master will awaken her. Mrs. Fewel had been ill for about two weeks with gallstones, suffering so acutely, she held life at times of no value, but the last of the week she was much improved and her husband felt encouraged. It was a great shock when early Monday morning she was seized with a bad heart attack, which portended the end, and, about 10:00 o'clock, was followed by a second from which she could not rally. Rhoda Evelyn Avery was born July 12, 1871, in Clinton, the younger daughter of Angus C. and Rhoda Augusta Dodge Avery, influential and important families of the town and county since pioneer days. The A. C. Avery home was a near mansion, housing a large happy family of boys and girls. It stood well back from the street, near the site of the present George Hart home on South Second Street, and was inter-linked with all early Clinton social and religious life and hospitable, cultured living. Occupying most of the block with stables, orchards and gardens to the rear that extended to Main Street, the fine old home with wrought iron enclosed cupola on top, was destroyed by fire some years ago. Reared by devout Baptist parents, her faith was that of her forbearers and attending the public schools and Baird College where she graduated, majoring in art, she grew to charming, accomplished womanhood, lovely of face and figure, always a favorite with her many handsome brothers, with whom, in later years, she traveled extensively all over the United States and in several foreign countries. The true aristocrat, she had all the modesty of the great of soul. A gentle, gracious lady, she was thoroughly schooled in arts and graces of the home, knowing and instinctively sensing what was correct in form, perfect in good taste. Little formalities that lent dignity and maintained reserve, yet distinguished as superior, were hers by heritage, and such traits, together with her great and in conventional capacity for enjoyment, made her a delightful companion and enthusiastic traveler, who found interest in all unusual things. She was always clever of speech, witty and original, a refreshing conversationalist, whose humor and kindness were never failing. Visitors were always welcome to her home and meals, perfectly served with ease and grace proved her hospitality, her potatoes were always the whitest, and her chicken, the tenderest. September 28, 1899, she was married to Dr. Sebastain Joseph, whom she had met while visiting relatives in Colorado. November 30, 1900, death claimed him at Hayfield, Colo., and soon after she returned home. October 19, 1902, she became the wife of Harry Louis Freund and one son, Harry Louis, was born to them. Death again entered her home and M. Freund died December 3, 1906, a heavy sorrow to his wife and son. In their son, however, she lived and on him spent the great wealth of her love. It was a real happiness to her when her son developed an artistic talent; for when at Baird College she had done excellent drawing and painting, having a sense of color and line that was a heritage from Dodge ancestors. She was always her son's best critic and ever spurred him on to the best that was in him, helping him to grasp a feeling for design and a yen for creativeness that developed him, as fine schools and teachers alone could not have done. Her comment on his work was that of both the trained artist and the mother, whose love tempered Criticism, until it became inspiration. So the history of the world shows all great men have had great mothers before them. Often writers and artists in the Fewel home, when seeing the work of Mrs. Fewel, have said the mother was a greater artist than the son. But her modesty disclaimed their praise and adroitly, she turned it from herself. Indeed there was not an attribute of fine feeling and true gentility she lacked. In 1919 she and Mack Fewel, well known mule buyer and farmer of Henry County were married, the beginning of a fine companionship that leaves him to survive. Mrs. Fewel is also survived by her son, H. Louis Freund, above mentioned, and his wife of Conway, Ark., also her oldest brother, Will H., and her youngest brother, Walter Avery, of Los Angeles, Calif., sons of Mrs. Fewel, Clifton Fewel of Calhoun, Fred and Clarence Fewel of Clinton and their three daughters and one son, whom she gave the same generous and encompassing love that would have been her own grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted at the home, 501 South Second Street, Wednesday. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Fewel, who was always devoted to her family was the hub of continued relations as time had separated them to distant parts of the United States. Remaining in the last home of her parents, it was easy for her to keep the correspondences exchanged and receive the visits of the others when coming "home." One of the happiest of these for Mrs. Fewel was last October when her niece, Mrs. Evelyn Arnold Sturges of near Boston, was in Clinton and together they made a motor trip to Conway, Ark., to see her son and wife. Mr. and Mrs. H. Louis Freund, and traveled through the Ozarks, when they were at their best of Indian Summer beauty.

FEWEL, Richard Zachariah
1827-1891
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 16 1891 - Died, last Saturday afternoon, May 9, 1891, at 4 o'clock, R. Z. Fewell at his home near Lewis, of pneumonia, ill a little more than a week. Mr. Fewell came to this county many years ago and engaged in agricultural pursuits on his large farm north of Lewis. His hospitable home was always open to friend and stranger alike. Deceased leaves a wife and ten children to mourn an irreparable loss. Born in North Carolina March 9, 1827 and married Elizabeth Crawford in 1847 in Rockingham county, N.C. Sunday afternoon, the remains of the dearly beloved husband, father and friend were laid to rest in the Calhoun cemetery.

FEWEL, Sylvester Alonzo
1857-1925
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death has again come into our midst and taken from us one of our loved and well known citizens, Sylvester Alonzo Fewel. He was born June 4, 1857, 5 miles northwest of Calhoun, Mo., on the old Fewel farm near Hickory Grove church. Departed this life Jan. 10, 1925, in Windsor, Mo., about 5 p.m., being 67 years, 7 months and 6 days old. He leaves his wife, one brother, M. C. Fewel, a son, Ben Fewel, of Los Angeles, Calif., 4 grandchildren and one stepdaughter, Mrs. L. P. Parks, besides many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He was lived most of his life in and near Calhoun. Had been in failing health since last July and his suffering had been intense, but he bore it with patience. Everything possible was done to relieve him, but he gradually grew worse until the final summons came. Early in life he received a hope in Christ and united with the Missionary Baptist church, but in later years was a firm believer in the Primitive Baptist church and always attended their meetings when possible for him to do so. His faith in Christ was strong. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Monday afternoon. Despite the very bad weather a large crowd attended. The remains were laid to rest in the Calhoun cemetery.

FEWEL, Thursy MERRITT
abt 1822-1898
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Died on Friday February 4, 1898, Mrs. Thursy Fewel, wife of B. C. Fewel after a lingering illness of nearly twelve months. The subject of this sketch was born 76 years ago in Tennessee, emigrating to Henry county Missouri in 1841, settled on a farm 7? miles northwest of this place where they lived until twelve years ago when they moved to Calhoun in which place they have lived up to the time of her death. Nine children were born unto them six of whom have preceded her to the grave, the three remaining are M. C. and S. A. living here and Newton living in the country near the old homestead. Having served on earth more than the allotted time in ripe old age full of honors goodness gentleness, the kind companion the loving mother had been called up higher to a seat at the right hand of God. Her remains were followed by her family and friends to Hickory Grove cemetery on last Sunday at 12 o'clock where she was laid to rest with very impressive ceremonies. Deceased had been a consistent member of the primitive Baptist Church most all her life and will be sadly missed by her relatives and friends and we extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved in this dark hour of affliction.

FEWEL, William Mason
1859-1934
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Fewel of Clinton went to Windsor Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mr. Fewel's brother, Wm. Mason Fewel, who died in Tulsa, Okla., November 24, at the age of 75. Mason Fewel was born at the edge of Johnson County near the old Sardis church, and was the son of Richard and Nancy Avery Fewel. He was reared to young manhood in this community. His wife was Miss Lela Brame of Windsor before their marriage and they had five children. Their four daughters are dead; two are buried in California and the other two in Windsor. Mrs. Fewel survives with their one son, Wallace Fewel, who lives at Mesa, Ariz., and there is one granddaughter. Three brothers also survive: Green Fewel of Tulsa; Mack Fewel of Clinton; Walter Fewel of Arlington, Tex., also a sister, Mrs. Tom S. Wallace of Ft. Worth, Texas. Deceased was in the real estate business at Tulsa and for many years was considered one of that city's wealthiest citizens. The funeral was conducted at Tulsa Monday and his body brought to Windsor and interred at the Laurel Oak cemetery Tuesday.

FEWELL, Cristinia SULLIVAN
1935-2011
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 16 2011 - Mrs. Cristinia Fewell, 75, Clinton, died Monday, Feb. 14, at Center Point Hospital. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday at Veteran's Cemetery, Higginsville. She was born May 14, 1935, in La Cygne, Kansas, to Earnest and Ida Sullivan, who preceded her in death. She was married to the late Ernest Fewell in 1964. She is survived by a daughter, Teresa Fewell, Blue Springs and a sister, Eunice Van and husband, Lawrence, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Nine brothers and sisters also preceded her in death. Cristinia also leaves behind a multitude of nieces and nephews. She was a strong Christian woman who loved our Lord and was not hesitant to tell someone this. In 1966, the late Rev. McClelland Johnson presented her with a ministerial license, which was very dear to her. Mrs. Fewell broke many barriers during her years in Clinton. She was among the first Americans of African descent in Clinton and Henry County to serve in many groups and organizations. Recognized by the late Governor Mel Carnahan as one of Missouri's top volunteers, Cristinia was active in a multitude of endeavors. She was a Past President of the Henrietta Homemakers Extension Club, charter member of F.A.I.T.H., charter member of the Henry County Economic Development, Inc., and Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission. In addition, she was Chairman of the Clinton Housing Authority, member of the Board of Directors for the West Central Rural Development Corporation, Past President of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #14, Chaplain of the 6th District American Legion Auxiliary, among many, many, many other affiliations and accomplishments, including finally learning to drive a car when she was 63. Cristinia relocated from Clinton to the Kansas City area in 2000 in order to be closer to her daughter, Teresa, and enjoyed attending many of the area churches there, affiliating with the Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Even as her health continued to fail, she was willing to help others at the care center and never held back in extending helpful insight or instruction. Contributions in Cristinia's memory may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's organization.

FEWELL, Elizabeth A.
1907-1992
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Elizabeth A. Fewell, 85, 218 West Sedalia Avenue, died Saturday, April 18, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital. Mrs. Fewell was a housekeeper in a number of Clinton homes before her retirement. She is survived by one son, Clarence F. Bradley of California and several cousins. Graveside services will be Tuesday at Antioch Cemetery.

FEWELL, Howard C. "Rope"
1928-2005
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 13 2005 - Howard C. Fewell "Rope", 77, Springfield, died Sunday, October 9, 2005, at his residence. The son of George Herbert and Alice Sweate Fewell, he was born in Chilhowee July 4, 1928. He is survived by his devoted wife Gloria, and children of Springfield; mother-in-law, Mary Shockey, Springfield, and sister Itha Hicks, Clinton, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Friday, October 14, at Washington Avenue Baptist Church, Springfield, with interment to follow at Antioch Cemetery, Clinton.

FEWELL, Jerome Waldo "Wally"
1886-1972
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Dec 14 1972 - Jerome Waldo Fewell was born in Henry County, Missouri April 22, 1886, the son of Jerome N. and Cornelia Bell Fewell. He died December 1, 1972. He was united in marriage to Maude Webb. To this union one son, Kinsey Kent Fewell was born. He lost his life in the U.S. Navy-Air Force in 1946 while serving in the service of his country. Mr. Fewell is survived by his wife of the home and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Eldo Fewell, Hope Fewell, Charles Fewell and William Kent Fewell. Two sisters also preceded him, Mrs. Allie Roll and Mrs. Ann Mahaney. Mr. Fewell was a farmer all his life until he retired in 1946. He and Mrs. Fewell have been residents of Leeton the past several years. Mr. Fewell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leeton at the time of his passing.

FICK, Emmett Henry
1908-1991
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Emmett Henry Fick, son of John P. and Theresa Teeman Fick, was born September 7, 1908 near Montrose, Mo. and departed this life Dec. 23, 1991 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 83 years. At the age of six months he moved with his parents to the family home place near Montrose where he spent his entire life farming, which meant everything to him. He was a member of St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown, Mo. Emmett is survived by two brothers, Gene Fick of Appleton City, and Jerome Fick of Montrose; two sisters, Mary Woodward and Sophia McClain, both of Montrose; five nephews and 11 nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and three brothers. His family and farming were his entire life and he will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Friday, December 27, at Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

FICK, Jerome Andrew
1917-2002
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 12 2002 - Jerome Andrew Fick, 84, died Monday, March 11, 2002, at the Clinton Healthcare & Rehab. He lived around Montrose and Germantown most of his life. He was the son of John and Threse (Teeman) Fick. He is survived by his wife, Marie Fick, of the home; one son, Philip Fick of Kansas City; three daughters, Jessica Hoffman of Lone Jack, Gail Fick Garnett, Kansas, and Brenda Cook of Warrensburg; one brother, Eugene Fick of Appleton City; one sister, Mary Woodward of Montrose; four grandchildren. He was a member of VFW Post of Montrose Post No. 8820. Funeral mass will be on Thursday, March 14, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Rosary will be Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at St. Ludger's Cemetery in Germantown.

FICK, Laura T. BETTELS COOK
1921-2008
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 7 2008 - Laura T. Cook Fick, 87, Clinton, died Friday, July 4, 2008, at Beverly Living Center-Westwood. She was born in Germantown on March 5, 1921, the daughter of Joseph and Rose Kleinsorge Bettels. Laura and B. V. Cook were married on Nov. 10, 1941, in Germantown. To this union three sons were born, Jerry Joe, Leon and Ted. In 1993, Laura and Paul Fick were married. Preceding her in death were B. V. in 1971, Jerry Joe and Paul. Survivors include two sons, Leon and his wife, Kathy, Greer, South Carolina, and Ted and his wife Carol, Overland Park, Kansas; one brother, Robert Bettels, and one sister, Florence Bettels, both of Germantown; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. She was employed for over 30 years as a seamstress by Unitog. After retiring from Unitog, she worked in different businesses with the Green Thumb program and enjoyed every assignment. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, July 8, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose. Burial will be at St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown.

FICK, Marie R. SICKMAN
1917-2004
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 14 2004 - Marie R. Fick, 86, Montrose, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born August 18, 1917, in Germantown, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Putthoff) Sickman. She married Jerome A. Fick December 17, 1947. He died March 11, 2002. She is survived by her son Phillip J. Fick, Kansas City; her daughters, Jessica Hoffman, Lone Jack, Gail Smith, Garnett, Kansas and Brenda L. Cook, Warrensburg; her brother, John Sickman, Clinton; her grandchildren, Jon and Josh Coleman and Maggie and Logan Cook. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Keith Fick; four brothers, Arthur, Alfred, Denis and Gene Sickman; four sisters, Blanche Wigger, Irene Kaumans, Mildred Fick and Lavina Pittsenbarger. She was a lifelong resident of Germantown and lived on the family farm until moving to Warrensburg in 2002. She worked at Appleton City Nursing Home, Rival and was a cook at Golden Valley Hospital. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warrensburg. Memorial mass will be Tuesday, June 15, 10 a.m. at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown. Inurnment will be in St. Ludger's Catholic Cemetery.

FICK, Paul J.
1913-2000
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2000 - Paul J. Fick, 87, Clinton, died Friday afternoon, January 14, 2000, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Before retiring, he farmed for many years in the Montrose area. He was also a construction worker on Highway 13 and the Kansas City Power and Light facility, west of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Laura, of the home; one son, Dan Fick of Montrose; two granddaughters in Lee's Summit, Lisa Hobson and Becky Fick; two great-grandsons and many nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was held Monday, 10 a.m. at St. Ludger's Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial was in St. Ludger's Cemetery, Germantown. Arrangements were under the direction of Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home.

FICKE, Milfred Artemus
1912-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Milfred Artemus Ficke was born February 11, 1912 in Gerald, Missouri, the son of Beverly A. Ficke and Sophie Flottman Ficke. He passed away February 12, 1992 at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, at the age of 80. On June 12, 1927 in Independence, Milfred married Opal S. Hughes. To this union two children were born. Milfred was in the armed services, serving his country in the Army in France during World War II. He had the distinguished honor of receiving a Purple Heart. He worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier for 37 years. Milfred was a member of the Chilhowee Community Methodist Church, Chilhowee Masonic Lodge #487, Corinthian Lodge #265 of Warrensburg and the Warrensburg American Legion. He is survived by his wife Opal of the home; one son, Robert Ficke of Odessa; one daughter, Sally Poindexter of Independence; four granddaughters, Debra Allen, Dana Putthoff and Emily and Katie Wallace; also three great-grandchildren, Harvey Ray Alexander, Jr., Ann Marie Allen and Ashley Putthoff. Also surviving are two sisters, Bernice Sheffer of Harrisonville, and Marguerite Peters of Mt. Lakes, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles, in 1990. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 15, 1992 at Chilhowee Community Methodist Church.

FICKE, Opal Sally HUGHES
1912-2000
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 13 2000 - Opal Sally Ficke, 87, Parkville, formerly of Chilhowee, died at the home of her granddaughter in Parkville. She was born in Blairstown on June 26, 1912, daughter of Robert and Lydia Pearl Simpson Hughes. She married Melfred Ficke at Independence on June 12, 1937. He preceded her in death along with her parents, two brothers and one sister. Among survivors are one son Robert Ficke, Odessa; one daughter Sally Poindexter, Independence; six grandchildren, Debra, Dana, Robby, Emily, Katie and Russ; five great-grandchildren, Ashley, Tanner, Gavin, Harvey and Annie. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chilhowee Community Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Carpenter Cemetery.

FICKEL, Charles Eugene
1933-1995
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Eugene Fickel, son of Charles N. and Callie (Jones) Fickel, was born July 14, 1933, at Clearwater, Nebraska, and died March 31, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 61. Charles had lived in Independence, and North Little Rock, Arkansas, before he moved to Windsor five years ago. He was a district manager for the Whirlpool Corporation for 25 years before he retired in 1989. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, Independence Masonic Lodge No. 76, Little Rock Scottish Rite Bodies, Ararat Shrine Temple, Kansas City, and the Experimental Aircraft Association-Tri Lakes, Clinton. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. Charles is survived by his wife, Mary, and one son, Charles Andrew Fickel of the home and one brother, Harold Fickel, Calhoun. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Monday, April 3. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FICKEL, Charles Newton
abt 1894-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Newton Fickel, 99, Windsor, died Tuesday, December 7, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born in Missouri valley, Iowa and had lived in Independence most of his life before moving to Windsor in 1991. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the Army, and a retired carpenter. He was a member of the R.L.D.S. Church. Survivors include two sons, Harold G. Fickel of Calhoun and Charles E. Fickel of Windsor; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Friday at the Mound Grove Cemetery in Independence.

FICKEL, Glen
abt 1951-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 15 2002 - Glen Fickel, 51, Wichita, Kansas, died Thursday, July 11, 2002. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 17, at Speaks Midtown Chapel, with interment in Mound Grove Cemetery. He is survived by his companion, Sandy Woodrow of Wichita, Kansas; parents, Harold and Lois Fickel of Clinton; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Kelley Smith of Independence; nephews, Steve, Chris and Jeff Smith.

FICKEN, Mary L. TUBBESING
1878-1959
Cedar Hill: The life of Mary L. Ficken was ended Wednesday, June 3rd, 1959, at 8:15 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Matilda Bonacker. Mary Ficken was born on April 26, 1878 near Union, Missouri. She was the last of nine children born to William & Anna Tubbesing. She came to Cedar Hill at the age of 6 years old. She was confirmed and a member at her death at St. Martins Evangelical & Reformed Church at Dittmer. She was married on December 9, 1897 to William Ficken, who preceded her in death. To this union was born 7 children, two of whom died in childhood. Mrs. Ficken is survived by her five children, Edward of Festus; Oscar and Herman of Cedar Hill; Mrs. Matilda Bonacker, House Springs; and Mrs. Bertha Parmentier, St. Louis; 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt and cousin. The funeral was June 7, 1959 at St. Martins E & R Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. William Bohle, Granville, IL; Mrs. Anna Manning, Jefferson City; Dan Ragland, Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tubbesing, Raytown; Harry Tubbesing, Latour; Miss Ruby Tubbesing, Kansas City; Miss Lena Tubbesing, Kansas City; Miss Huldah Tubbesing, Clinton; Mrs. Matilda Bradley, Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crooks, Leeton; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keck, Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tubbesing, Clinton; Mrs. Henry Tubbesing, Clinton Mr. and Mrs. William Ragland, Clinton. Brimmer Funeral Home, House Springs, MO, conducted the services.

FIELD, Chester B.
1930-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2001 - Chester B. Field, 70, Floresville, Texas, died March 6, 2001, at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was born July 29, 1930, in Harwood, the son of Robert Bruce Field and Susie (Lukenbill) Field. He was an over-the-road truck driver for Trinity Industries in San Antonio, Texas. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He is survived by a daughter, Tammy Field, Kansas City; a brother, Leroy Field, Great Falls, Montana; three sisters, Christine D'Aquinn, Denham Springs, Louisiana, Lois Jane Fielder, Warrensburg, and Hester Galloway, Windsor, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 12, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FIELD, Jessie Pauline GREGORY
1925-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 8 2004 - Jessie Pauline Field of Mexico Beach died at her home Saturday, December 6. She was born February 15, 1925, in Lewis Station. She was the daughter of Jesse Alfred and Lottie May Anderson Gregory and the stepdaughter of Ross Peek. She was married to the late Edgar Field for 41 years and they had five daughters, three who preceded her. Loretta Field, Linda Field and Kay Elwartowski. She is survived by daughters, Pauletta Owens, Panama City, Florida, and Effie Day, Kansas City. Funeral services were Wednesday at Beach Baptist Church.

FIELDS, Amanda May
1844-1937
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, July 1937 - The folds of mortality slipped from the frail shoulders of Miss Amanda Fields while she slept Tuesday night at her home five miles northwest of Clinton, leaving her, as she had lived, serene and peaceful in death. So her nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Billingsbey, who cared for her, found her when they went to her bedside about five o'clock in the morning. Miss May, as she was generally called, had been in delicate health for many months, having broken her arm last winter, and had been confined to her bed for more than a year. With the passing of this aged resident of Henry County the last of the Nathan fields children are gone. Nathan Fields, a man of importance and wealth, was one of the earliest pioneers of the county, having come here in 1834, the oldest settler in Fields Creek Township, born in Grayson County, Va. He was the first deputy sheriff of Henry County, appointed by the governor of the state. He early entered about 1,600 acres of land, owning some 700 at the time of his death. He was married to Miss Mary E. Graham, also a Virginian who had come with her parents to Johnson County in 1833, and to them were given eleven children. The church, school, creek and township were named after Mr. Fields whose importance was long felt through his children after his death. His daughters, Misses May, Sallie and Helen, longest lived of the family, resided at the old home place and were known as the Fields Sisters. Miss Helen died in 1928 and Miss Sallie three years ago, leaving Miss Amanda, who was born June 10, 1844, and the oldest of the three, alone. Each one had made a will, leaving a life interest in her third of the farm to the survivors, and at the end, what was left, was to be divided among nieces and nephews. More than a year and a half ago Robert Billingsbey came to the home to manage the farm and care for her, which he and his wife did, kindly and with pleasantness. Miss May, who had attended the Fields Creek school as a girl and grew up in the fields Creek Cumberland Presbyterian church, as all her life a home body, quiet and retired, religious and good. Her home was her haven, and there she found her pleasure and diversion, reading her Bible, doing fine needle work, finding no interest in coming to town or going other places. In the old house, typical of years gone by and well remembered by many Henry Countains, she and the other sisters were surrounded by lovely old things they had prized thru the years, handsome antique furniture, fine, rich silks made up into beautiful dresses and hangings; laces; silver, heavy and ornate; china; shawls of exquisite paisley and cashmere that different great nieces loved and had been promised all things antique collectors had in vain tried to by. These were lost, however, one night about six years ago when late in November, the house caught fire and Miss Sallie and Miss May escaped with little more than their night clothing. Hurt and distressed over their loss, they did not grieve over it as much as had they been younger, and came to town to a house on North Third street where they lived until a little modern four room house was built on the same site as the old, to which they went back as soon as complete. It held nothing of the past and while they had been unhappy in town it was nothing to the loneliness they suffered in the new home. The furniture was modern and stiff, nothing they had known and loved was there, and their hearts were near to breaking. the old house had been peopled with memories, the forms of parents long asleep in the nearby church yard, moved through its high ceilinged rooms, the voices of little brothers and sisters and girlhood companions rang up the stairs. Everything they touched and used was endeared to them by happy association and they were never lonesome though sometimes years would pass and they were never off the place. When Miss Sallie laid down her burden of years, Miss Amanda said goodbye to all she had loved and with her Bible, her companion, she lived in the past, too fragile to struggle against the new, fond of her kinspeople of later generations yet never in tune with her changed world. Thus ill health found her and thus her life wore out its length of days. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Wilkinson Chapel and the body was laid to rest in the fields Cemetery beside others of her family. Among surviving nieces and nephews are Mrs. Robert Montgomery of Clinton, Miss Eugenia and Miss Maggie McLeod and Sidney of Garland; Mrs. Walton Everman of Bartlesville, Okla.; Robert Billingsbey of northwest of Clinton, and the Cox family. - Mrs. Ella Gilkison, and Mrs. Effie Bryant of Kansas City; Mrs. Lillian Meyers of Maryville, Mo.; Dr. J. H. Cox, Omaha, Neb.; Bert, Stratford, Tex.; R. L., Lubbeck, Tex.; Walter, Union, Ore.; Mrs. J. W. Shy, Cheyenne Wells, Colo. Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Gilkison and Mrs. Meyers were in Clinton for the funeral.

FIELDS, Donald Eugene
1934-1962
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Donald Eugene Fields, 28, was found dead in his car at 5:30 p.m. September 14, 1962, the apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the heart. Henry County Sheriff Wilbur Schmidt reports that Fields had worked at the Clearfield Cheese Company in Clinton until 5:00 p.m. Friday, when he drove to the home of his estranged wife, which is located in the Forrest apartments on West Franklin St. The address of the deceased was reported to be at 814 E. Green St., Clinton, where the couple had lived until a short time preceding the fatal shooting. Sheriff Schmidt reports that his investigation revealed that Fields had gone to the apartment of his estranged wife before returning to his car to use a .22-caliber revolver for the fatal shot to the heart area. The lifeless body of the deceased was first found by two bicyclists, according to Sheriff Schmidt - Woodrow Hursh, 12, and Galen Carter, 13. The car was parked on the east side of North Water St. just off W. Franklin St. The boys reported their find to Mrs. Fields, according to Sheriff Schmidt who was assisted in the investigation by Deputies C. E. Arnold and James Burwell and Clinton Officer James Branstetter. Funeral services for Mr. Fields were conducted at 2 p.m. Sept 17, at Sickman Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery. Mr. Fields was born April 11, 1934, in Henry County near Shawnee Mound, one of 13 children of Edward and Maude Robertson Fields, Route 6, Clinton. He leaves his wife, Sharon; three step children, his parents; five brothers, Charles, Elmer, Jack, Everett; Seven sisters, Helen, Gladys, Betty, Elsie, Dorothy, Mildred and Nadene.

FIELDS, Edward Albert "Ed"
1908-2005
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 24 2005 - Edward Albert "Ed" Fields was born January 26, 1908, in Claremore, Oklahoma, the son of Elmer Clifton Fields and Ruth (Warnock) Fields. He died at his home in Calhoun October 6, 2005, at the age of 97 years. Mr. Fields grew up in Missouri where he had lived all his life as a farmer. He loved to travel and fish. He was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by h is parents, Elmer and Ruth Fields; one son Donald; one daughter Helen Klick; one brother Harry Fields, and one sister Ethel Powers. Ed is survived by his wife Doris A. Fields of the home and 12 children, Gladys Turner, Racine, Wisconsin, Charles and Robert Fields of Calhoun, Betty Glenn, Springfield, Elmer and Jack Fields, Mildred Redding and Nadine Pennock, Clinton, Elsie Kampe, Creighton, Everett Fields, Urich, Dorothy Hager, Elkhart, Indiana, Barbara Lewis, Warrensburg; stepchildren, Mary Lou Jennings, Athens, Texas, Bob Coffer, Duncan, Oklahoma, and Lanis Wooley, Henderson, Nevada; a sister Marguerite Whiteaker, Racine, Wisconsin; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Saturday, October 8. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

FIELDS, Gladys Virginia WILSON
1929-2001
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 10 2001 - Gladys V. Fields, 72, Calhoun, died Sunday, September 9, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. - Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 2 2001 - Gladys Virginia Fields, daughter of Alfred and Bertha Kampe Wilson, was born April 29, 1929, in Calhoun. She married Robert Wayne Fields on October 16, 1958, in Calhoun. They made their home in Calhoun where she was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Fields, of the home; six children, Judy Ann Playle and husband, Roger, and James William Harrelson, Jr. and wife, Kelly, and Gladys Virginia Peek, all of Clinton, Robert Dale Harrelson of Evanston, Wyoming, Kenneth Wayne Fields of Calhoun and Kathy Sue Smith and husband, John, Nevada; one sister, Louise Grasher of Urich; one brother, Charles Wilson of El Dorado Springs, as well as 13 grandchildren, Janice Rothgeb, Lawrence Littlejohn, Laurie Foster, Bryan Harrelson, Jamie Harrelson, Mary Sizemore, Steven Miller, Judy Moon, Shorty Peek, Shandra Harrelson, Leslie Harrelson, Pamela Harrelson and Johnny Perry and seven great-grandchildren, Christopher Hathcock, Megan Foster, John Johnson, Victoria Johnson, Phillip Rothgeb, Samantha Sanders, William Moon, and one great-great-granddaughter, Kelsey Johnson. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, September 12. Burial was in the Calhoun cemetery.

FIELDS, Helen E.
1850-1928
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, May 1928 - Miss Helen E. Fields died at her home northwest of Clinton, five miles at 10 a.m., Friday, May 18th with influenza and pneumonia, after a week's illness. She had been in good health, but her two other sisters had had the influenza and she contracted it and was very ill from the first. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nathan a. Fields and was born, raised and died on the arm that they homesteaded. Her parents were among the earliest settlers of the county, coming from Virginia. Her father was the first recorder of Henry county. She was born October 4, 1850, and was educated at the Cook Academy in Clinton, and later in the Lamkin Academy of Clinton. She taught in the rural schools of Henry county for nine years. Her only brother died in youth, so her father always depended upon Helen to look after his business affairs. After his death she became the head of the household and managed the large farm most efficiently. She knew every detail of it, while her sisters, May and Sallie, looked after the household. They have always depended upon her so much that they are bereft without her. Miss Helen had to have part of her left arm amputated about 18 years ago because a hog mangled it. She went to release a pig fastened in the fence, when the sow thought she was hurting it, and became infuriated and knocked her down, and it was only by her sheer pluck that she escaped with her life. She lived to accomplish many things - a full and useful life. She was so interested in her pupils that they returned to her years ever after they were married to get advice and help, for she never failed them. She was beloved by all nieces and nephews, and they would rather visit their aunts, the Misses Fields, than any place else in the world, for them is the old southern hospitality. She was converted at the age of 19, during a meeting held by Fields Creek church, with which she united. She put her religion into every day practice by square dealings with all of her fellowmen and remained a faithful member of her church until her death. Rev. Wolfe, pastor of the Clinton First M. E. church conducted the funeral services at her late home Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Burial in the fields family cemetery a quarter of a mile from the old home. Mr. and Mrs. Buford Mullin, Mrs. Lillian H. Myers, Mrs. George S. Gilkison, of Kansas City, nieces and nephews of deceased were called here by her death and to attend the funeral.

FIELDS, Mary Elizabeth GRAHAM
1816-1908
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 15 1908 - Mrs. Mary Fields, widow of Nathan Fields, died at her home five miles west of Clinton August 7, 1908. She was 91. Her maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Graham and she was born in Smith County, Va. December 9, 1816. One sister survives, Mrs. Amanda Scott, residence west of Clinton. When she was 16, her parents moved to Boone County but then moved three months later to near Warrensburg, where, at the age of 22, she married Mr. Fields, April 25, 1839. On the following day, they came to the farm where she has lived 69 years. Mr. and Mrs. Fields rode on horseback to the large tract of land that they afterward settled to make a home. Wild deer and turkey were shot on the creek near their door and this pioneer couple added much to the history of Henry County. Mr. Fields died November 2, 1898. They had two sons and eight daughters, one son dying in infancy and the other in early manhood and a grown daughter also has died. The seven surviving daughters are Mrs. Margaret Cock of Kansas City; Mrs. M. M. Elliston, Clinton; Mrs. George McCloud, five miles northwest of Clinton; Mrs. Celeste Billinger, El Dorado Springs and Misses Mary, Helen and Sallie of the home. Mrs. Fields had been a faithful Presbyterian for 76 years and her gentle life was filled with cheer and brightness for all in her presence. She was always ready to make with a little joke to make her friends forget their troubles, even in the last years of her life. An immense throng of friends gathered for the funeral, at the home, and she was laid to rest beside her husband in Fields Creek Township.

FIELDS, Maude Edith ROBERTSON
1904-2002
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2002 - Maude Edith Robertson Fields, 97, Clinton, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at the Golden Valley Hospital. She was born June 14, 1904, in Cooper County. She was the daughter of John William Robertson and Maniza Ann Goode Robertson. She was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church, member of Loyal Neighbors Club, 4-H Club Sewing Leader and house wife. She married Edward Fields February 23, 1929, and to this union 14 children were born. Survivors are five sons, Charles and wife, Margaret, Calhoun, Elmer and wife, Doris, Clinton, Robert of Calhoun, Jack of Clinton and Everett and wife, Wanda, Urich; seven daughters, Gladys and husband, Jesse Turner, Racine, Wisconsin, Betty and husband, Blanton Glenn, Springfield, Elsie Kampe, Urich, Dorothy and husband, Jewell Hager, Elkhard, Indiana, Mildred Redding, Clinton, Barbara and husband Bill Lewis, Warrensburg, and Nadine and husband, Danny Pennock, Clinton; 28 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Donald, in 1962, one daughter, Helen Klick, in 2001, three brothers, Henry, Gus and Vern; one sister, Eva Miner; two grandsons and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be Friday, February 22, at Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

FIELDS, Nathan A.
1812-1898
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 5 1898 - Nathan A. Fields, one of Henry County's early pioneers, died at his home four miles west of Clinton on Wednesday night. The deceased came from Virginia when Henry County was yet known as Rives and has been one of the most respected and best known of our early settlers. His health has been feeble for some time and he was in his 88th year at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and four daughters to mourn his loss. His sturdy character, unwavering integrity, tireless energy and long residence marked him as one of nature's truest noblemen and one whose memory will be reverenced as long as the creek and township named after him shall be part of Henry County. The funeral was held at the residence yesterday and his remains were laid to rest in the home burying ground near his residence.

FIELDS, Sarah A. "Sallie"
1858-1934
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 1934 - With the passing of Miss Sallie Fields at the old home place on Fields Creek Sunday morning, there remains only Miss May Fields of that gay and happy era when the Fields' home was the hub around which revolved all the best society and the Fields' children were the most sought-after young people of the day. Miss Sallie died after an illness of two weeks, at the age of 78, having been born May 8, 1856. She was the youngest daughter of that well-known pioneer, Nathan A. Fields and wife, both Virginians who came to Missouri to make their home in the pioneer days of this sate. Nathan fields was born February 24, 1812, in Grayson county, Virginia, and with his father came to Missouri and settle don the old home place on Fields Creek, a century ago last May 10. Nathan fields was married to Mary E. Graham 97 years ago, April 27. His bride had come from her birthplace in Smythe county, Virginia, where she was born December 9, 1816, to Johnson county with her parents, and after her marriage came to Henry county to make her home with her young husband. Nathan Fields was the first deputy sheriff of this county, receiving his appointment from the governor of the state, and it was while he held this office that he helped haul the logs for the first courthouse in this county, then known as Rives county. About 1600 acres of land was entered by Mr. Fields, and this family was known far and wide for their hospitality in entertaining. The Fields' home for many score years was a rambling old log cabin of unusual arrangement, yet having the beauty of the authentic southern home. There was a vast fireplace where immense burning logs sent the smoke up the great chimney and provided warmth throughout the winter. The home was reached by a winding road and in front of the house was a high stile block where the belles of that period, dressed in their hoop skirts and finery, dismounted from the side saddles on their horses, assisted by their admiring beaux. In the long living room of the fields' home and the parlor, which were connected with a porch only as the intervening bedroom had but one door, were held the gayest parties of the seasons, and young people of Clinton and vicinity were always thrilled when they received an invitation to one of these affairs. The essence of hospitality was personified by the Fields, for their welcome rang out sincerely to each guest, who was always urged to partake of every good thing they had to offer. Interwoven into this gayety was the golden thread of spirituality as the entire family were members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church to which they contributed both time and money. Although their entertaining was done lavishly a Christian atmosphere pervaded over all and it was with a deeper peace of heart that the parting guest left the cheery home life of this family. One by one the father and mother and the children died until only the three maiden sisters Misses Helen, Sallie and May were left of that once merry family of children and the parents. Miss Helen, whose nature was practical, became the business manager and tended the lifestock and other details of the farm. Miss Sallie, who really liked to cook, sweep, clean, and sew, became the housekeeper, while Miss May assisted in any way she could. In May, 1928, Miss Helen died, and only the two sisters were left. The historic old log home was destroyed by fire shortly thereafter, consuming by flame the family records, heirlooms, furniture and treasured antiques. Misses Sallie and May moved to Clinton and resided on North Third street for some time, but with their declining years came the desire to spend their last days on the farm on which they were born and spent their lives, so a small cottage was built to accommodate them. A great nephew, Robert Billingsley and a housekeeper resided with them and saw to their comfort and other great nieces and nephews looked after them also. Last rites were conducted at the home on Monday. Only intimate friends and close relatives were present, including the last of the family, Miss May Fields, who is about 94 years old. Burial was in the old Fields burying ground.

FIELDS, Sellie Lawrence
1885-1964
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton MO - Sellie Lawrence Fields, 68, Chilhowee, former Henry Countian, died Saturday afternoon, April 4, 1964, at the University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia. Mr. Fields, a lifelong resident of Henry and Johnson Counties was born July 22, 1885, in Henry County, the son of Frank and Mollie Bradley Fields. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Della Schrawyer, Denver, and a brother, Lee, San Antonio, TX. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 7, at the Chilhowee Baptist Church. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg.

FIELDS, Wanda Mae WOIRHAYE
1940-2014
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 14 2014 - Wanda Mae (Woirhaye) Fields, 73, Urich, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services were held Monday, April 14, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery, Urich. Wanda was born on September 17, 1940, in Clinton, to Gilbert Franklin Woirhaye and Lily Mae (Walker) Woirhaye. She attended White Oak Grade School and graduated from Clinton High School in 1958. She worked at Wetzel Hospital until April 1972 when she became employed as a medical coder for Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She retired from GVMH in September 2002 in order to start her new job as baby-sitter for her two granddaughters. On November 24, 1965, she married Everett Dale Fields at White Oak Church, Urich. To this union one daughter was born, Charlotte Mae (Fields) Parks. Wanda lived most of her life in the Urich area on the farm. She was a member of the White Oak Church. Wanda enjoyed going to garage sales and auctions, playing bingo, mushroom hunting and coyote hunting (without a gun!). Her greatest enjoyment was helping look after her two granddaughters. She always looked forward to seeing them play softball, basketball and volleyball. Grandma never missed a band or music program. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Vera Yvonne Zehnder of Independence. She is survived by her husband, Everett of the home; her daughter, Charlotte (Fields) Parks of Lowry City; one brother, Marvin Woirhaye of Clinton. She also leaves behind two beloved granddaughters, Angela Mae and Ashlyn Noriene Parks. Additionally, she leaves behind several brothers and sisters-in-law, numerous nephews and nieces who called her "Aunt Wandie," cousins and wonderful beloved friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

FIFE, Dorothy Darlene RUTH
1949-1997
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy Darlene Fife, daughter of Wesley Owen and Helen Elizabeth (Welch) Ruth, was born September 27, 1949, in Kansas City and died February 23. 1997, at her home in Deepwater at the age of 47 years. Darlene had lived In Deepwater for the past 10 years. She is survived by her husband. Raymond, of the home; her mother, Helen Ruth of Kansas City; one son, John Johnson of Urich: one son-in-law, Charles Ingram of Trenton: five daughters, Dana Bailey and husband, Bobbie. Janie Rothgeb and husband, Larry, both of Deepwater, Elizabeth Bridges and husband, Larry, both of Deepwater, Elizabeth Bridges and husband. David, of Calhoun, Anissa Fife and Thelma Masoner and husband, Terry, both of Deepwater; two brothers, Kenneth Ruth of Hermitage, and Jay Dee Ruth of Kansas City; one sister. Danna Wilson of Kansas City, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Brownington Baptist Church Thursday. February 27. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

FIFE, Laura Rose WAGNER
1921-2004
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 20 2005 - Laura Rose (Wagner) Fife, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wagner, was born October 30, 1921, in Hysham, Montana, and died December 15, 2004, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, at the age of 83 years. After high school she entered nurse's training with the intention of becoming an Army nurse, but before she could complete the training the war was over. In 1839 she met Roy Fife and they corresponded during his tour of duty with the Army. When the war was over they were married in Hardin, Montana. They later moved to Missouri where she became a farmer's wife. To this union two children were born, Margaret and Raymond. She was an Avon representative for 13 years. She was a faithful member of the LaDue Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and lay leader for many years. She leaves her husband Roy of the home; one son Raymond Fife, Deepwater; one daughter Margaret Ramey and husband James, Kansas City, as well as seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She was a great worker in the LaDue Methodist Church. May God bless her and receive her Home. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, December 18. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FIFER, Bessie Jane SHORTHOSE
1871-1940
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Robert Fifer Died - At her home, east of Brownington, at 12:45 p. m. Wednesday, February 21, 1940, from an extended illness of bronchial trouble, which became worse with a cold. She was devotedly cared for by her loved ones, and was bedfast but a few days. Bessie Jane Shorthose was born August 3, 1871, in Illinois. She spent most of her life in and near Brownington and for many years was an expert seamstress in Brownington until her health failed. She and her husband, Robert Fifer, were living in Brownington when their home burned several months ago, then they made their home with her sister, Mrs. Fannie Kerrigan until they secured the small place east of Brownington so that Mrs. Fifer could be out of doors more and raise chickens and a garden, which they hoped would strengthen her. Mr. Fifer had been retired from active farming for some time. Mrs. Fifer was a member of the Brownington Christian Church and when able, taught a Sunday school class there. She loved her home, and to sew, and found as much satisfaction from the neat, well finished articles she made, as did her patrons. She is survived by two brothers, Charles Shorthose of Windsor; Geo. W. Shorthose, Kansas City; three sisters, Mrs. Kerrigan and Mrs. Val McElwee of Brownington and Mrs. J. E. Slattery of East Lincoln Street, Clinton. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Friday at the Brownington Christian Church. Burial in the cemetery there under direction of Wilkinson Funeral Service.

FIFER, John Robert
1871-1949
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Bob Fifer, a cousin of Bessie Deen Childers, died February 10, 1949. His wife, Bessie Shorthose Fifer, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Brownington Baptist Church for John Robert Fifer, long time resident of the Mt. Zion and Brownington communities. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. John Robert Fifer, son of William and Matilda Fifer, was born December 15, 1871, near Calhoun. He grew to manhood and spent all his life as a farmer near Mt. Zion and Brownington. He was married to Bessie Shorthose November 12, 1898, and theirs was a happy union. Mrs. Fifer died in 1940, and Mr. Fifer remained alone at the home until the last two weeks which he spent in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Audie Childers. He leaves to mourn his passing, two sisters, Mrs. Addie Weichal and Mrs. Blanche Kincade, Fredonia, Kan.; two cousins, Otis Dean, Nowata, Okla., and Mrs. Bessie Childers, Clinton, MO. Two nephews, Arch Burns of Independence, Kan., and Edd Burns of Neodesha, Kan., came for last rites.

FINK, Conrad
abt 1827-1894
Clinton MO, Jan 5 1895 - Conrad Fink, head member of that well-known wholesale grocery firm of Fink & Nasse, St. Louis, died suddenly at 67 at Ashville, N.C. where he had gone for his health. He started as a poor boy about 30 years ago and gradually built up one of the best wholesale grocery houses in the West. Leaves a wife and four children, including Mrs. W. F. Crome of this city.

FINKS, Arthur Wayman Rev.
1865-1890
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - A. W. Finks, son of M. F. Finks, died about midnight Monday night, Feb. 17th, aged 24 years. His disease was consumption, having been sick for about two years, but only confined to his room a few days. He was buried on Wednesday, the 19th, at Calhoun. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harris, of Windsor, who preached an eloquent and consoling sermon from Job, 5th ch., 26th verse, after which a large concourse of friends, neighbors and relatives followed him to his last resting place. As a son, brother, friend and christian, he was loved, and will be greatly missed.

FINKS, Bettie Fitzhugh LEWIS
1847-1920
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 1920 - Mrs. M. D. Finks Entered Into Rest - At her home in Calhoun, at 8 p.m. November 26th, after years of suffering, with a complication of diseases. Two weeks before her death she took a severe cold, which settled on her lungs and caused her death. Bettie Fitzhugh Lewis was born September 28, 1847 at the home of her parents, Howell Lewis and wife, on the Lewis homestead just north of Lewis, now known as the Roe farm. January 26, 1871, she was united in marriage to M. D. Finks, who survives her. Three children were given to this union, all of whom are living, as follows: Leland Finks, Quinton, Okla., who was at his mother's bedside when she died; also Mesdames Brice F. and Clyde N. Richardson, of Calhoun. There are five grandchildren. She also leaves one brother, W. H. Lewis, of Lewis Station; and three sisters - Mrs. L. W. Good, Kansas City; Mrs. Jennie Gatewood, Lisco, Neb.; and Mrs. Emma Wiley, Calhoun. She was converted and united with the M. E. church, South, 40 years ago at Drake's Chapel, under the ministry of Rev. J. T. Hogan. Hers was a wonderful Christian character. She took a keen interest in the Sunday school and other activities of the church and her home was always open to the ministers of the gospel. Every preacher felt better for having been there, so pure and sweet was this good woman. Her life has been worth while, and one of real influence for good in the community. It was always a pleasure to visit at Aunt Bettie's. Altho so frail in health, she presided over her home with such a charm of manner and extended such gracious hospitality that every hour in her presence was worth while. On her devoted husband the blow of her death comes hardest. He will miss her most but their children will do everything in their power to comfort him and cheer him in his loneliness. Mrs. Finks is a descendant of the Washington family, her father, Howell Lewis, being a nephew of George Washington, the father of our country. November 1836 he and his wife came to Henry county and settled on this place just north of Lewis, where he made his home until his death. This old homestead is beautifully located on the rise just north of Lewis. For many years in the early history of Henry county, it was the main stopping place on the road and many a weary traveler enjoyed the open hearted old Virginia hospitality of the owner. It was a double log house with passage way between and later had additions. When it was built sawed lumber could not be had and puncheon floors were laid down and door casings hewn out, and for lack of nails were fastened with wooden pins. Shooting matches and hunts were the delight of all, and to be a good marksman was the delight of every man. Game of all kinds abounded. On a rack over the door of the old home hung for many years an old rifle, the property of Mrs. Finks' great-grandfather. It was first a flint and was later changed to percussion lock. This old rifle in the hands of Howell Lewis sent many a fatal load into fine fat deer in the neighborhood. One morning a fine fat buck ventured within its range from the family homestead and standing within his residence door, Mr. Lewis brought down his game. The funeral service of Mrs. Finks was conducted at the M. E. church, in Calhoun, Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. by her pastor, Rev. Edgar Hunt, after which her body was laid in the beautiful Calhoun cemetery.

FINKS, Colleen H. HAND
1924-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 29 2004 - Colleen H. Finks, 80, Windsor, died December 27, 2004, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born August 5, 1924, in Bixby, Oklahoma, the daughter of Roy and Opal Hand. On December 25, 1941, in Windsor, she married Joe S. Finks, who survives of the home. Mrs. Finks was a homemaker and had worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory and Greife's Clothing Store for several years. She was also a Missouri license fee officer at the License bureau in Clinton for several years. She was a member of the First Christian Church. In addition to her husband, Joe, she is survived by two sons, Joe S. Finks Jr., Dunbar, West Virginia, and Ronald A. Finks, Windsor; a brother, James A. Hand, Windsor; a sister Mary Jean Payne, LaQuinta, California; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by son James M. Finks and brother Glen "Buddy" Hand. Graveside services will be Friday, December 31, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FINKS, Elizabeth GRAVES EDDINS
1803-1887
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Grandma Finks is Dead - Funeral will be preached at one o'clock at Calhoun. She died at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, of pneumonia. Her life has been one of such sweet gentle purity that none knew her but to love and feel better for having been in her presence. She came with her husband, Mark Finks, at an early date from Madison county, Va. and located in old Franklin, across the river from Boonville, where they lived two years and lost one child, a daughter named Sallie; then they moved to the present old home place in Tebo township, where she lived for 40 years. Mrs. Finks' maiden name was Graves and she was married the first time to Mr. Eddins, in Virginia, by whom she had one son, Frank, who died of pneumonia during the late war; one daughter, Lou, who was married to Mr. Parks and lived in Papinville, Bates county. Her death occurred in 1859. She was married to Mark Finks before coming to Missouri. He died in 1876. Their home was ever the most cheerful and hospitable in the whole neighborhood and country. There were 11 children by the last union, 9 now living. Thornton, the oldest, died in California; Fannie, wife of T. D. Burch, lives near Lewis Station; Sallie died in Howard county; Mary, wife of J. P. Legg, lives in Tebo. Fisher married and is living near the home place; Will lives with his family on the home place; Jim has a family and is in the stock business at Windsor; Tandy died in 1860; Jennie, who has been the comfort and companion to her mother, ministering to her slightest wants, will feel this loss most heavily. Mit and Eliza were twins and Mit lives with his family near the home place; Eliza is the wife of Dode Adamson, near Montrose. Grandma Finks united with the Baptist Church at Calhoun a few years ago, the same time some of her children and grandchildren were made members and baptized. She lived to see her children surrounded by their children and grandchildren, making one of the largest families in the county.

FINKS, Florence S.
1896-1994
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Miss Florence S. Finks, 98, Harrisonville, died on December 12, 1994 at Camden Health Center where she made her home. Miss Finks was born to Edward R. Finks and Minnie Shepherd Finks on April 26, 1896 near Clinton. She lived in Calhoun prior to moving to Pleasant Hill in 1973. She had been at the health center since 1980. Miss Finks worked as a dispatcher for the M.K.& T. Railroad during World War I. During World War II, she was employed at Pratt and Lambert in Kansas City. In later years she worked at a clothing store in Clinton. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill. Miss Finks is survived by a sister Frances Schiller of Pleasant Hill, two nieces and two nephews. Her brother Noel Parks Finks passed away in 1960. Graveside services were held on December 14 under the direction of the Stanley & Son Funeral Home. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

FINKS, Harry Freeling Jr.
1910-2007
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Harry F. Finks, Jr., 96, Clinton, Missouri, died Monday evening, February 5, 2007, at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, Mo. He was born October 10, 1910, in Clinton, Mo., the son of Harry Franklin Finks, Sr., and Adda (Faris) Finks, the first grandchild of Herman Preston (H.P.) Faris. There was mutual admiration between grandfather and grandson and H.P. became Harry's mentor. Harry began working at his grandfather's bank, Brinkerhoff-Faris Trust Company, each summer when he was not in school. He went to Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., for 2 years, transferring to the University of California at Berkeley for 1 year. His final year of college was at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., where he received his B.A. in Business and graduated Magna Cum Laude. On June 6, 1932, he married Dixie Whitaker. After marriage, they moved to Denver, Colorado where he worked as an auditor for the Marr Grocery Company. Upon leaving Denver, he worked in El Dorado Springs, Mo., managing a Piggly Wiggly Store. Around 1940 he began his banking career in the Deepwater State Bank, Deepwater, Mo. In 1944, the family moved to Clinton, where he was president of the Farmers Bank of Clinton, later known as Charter Bank. He became a Rotarian and was a member of the Clinton Rotary Club for 69 years, serving as Clinton Rotary Club President from 1952 to1953 and District Governor from 1960 to 1961. He was deeply committed to Rotary's purpose of helping youth. Harry and his family attended their first Rotary International Convention in Tokyo, Japan in 1961. Harry lost his wife, Dixie, after a long illness in May, 1963. On February 22, 1969, he married Maxine Miller at the School of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. Also in 1969, Harry was appointed as an International Director of Rotary, serving a 2-year term, and he later served as International Rotary Trustee from 1976 to 1978. Harry and Maxine traveled extensively together until 4 years ago, attending 33 consecutive Rotary International Conventions. At one time, their travels took them around the world for 9 consecutive weeks, as the bank was in the capable hands of a wonderful staff. Harry's long-time dedication to Rotary was recognized in the naming of the Clinton Rotary Building as the "Finks Rotary Center." He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, where he was ordained as an Elder on March 27, 1947. He served as a trustee of the church during the 1950s and as an Elder until the 1970s. He was a board member of the Missouri Valley College and University of Central Missouri, and was a member of the Board of Curators of the Westminster College, Fulton. He was the former Mayor of Deepwater, Mo., and a member of the Advisory Board of Citizens Union State Bank, Clinton. He was also involved in many other community activities including the Housing Authority, United Way, the Clinton School Board, and coaching Little League. In addition to his wife, Maxine, of the home in Clinton, survivors include 2 sons, Harry F. Finks, III, and his wife Kathy, Seattle, Washington; and Richard Finks, Guadalajara, Mexico; a daughter, Sydney Reding and her husband Allen, Stillwater, Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren, Chris Reding, Stillwater, Ok.; Steve Reding, Plano, Texas; Dixie Reding Beadles, Frisco, Tx.; John Reding, Fort Worth, Tx.; Whitaker Finks, Atlanta, Georgia; and Julie Finks, Seattle, Wa.; and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Dixie, he was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Finks. Mr. Finks was an honorable man, which was evident by the respect he had from those in his life. He was able to maintain that difficult balance between work and family by always endeavoring to eat lunch daily with his family. He continued to support and encourage his children as they grew and started families of their own. Memories of family Christmas vacation trips will be cherished by Maxine, the children and grandchildren. He related many times to Maxine that he'd had a good life spent with good family and friends. The twinkle in his eye and his sense of humor will be remembered by countless family and friends around the world. Funeral Services will be Saturday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FINKS, Herman Preston
1914-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 20 2010 - Herman Preston Finks (H. P.), 96, died Friday, December 17, 2010, at Carolina Inn at Village Green, Fayetteville, NC, where he had lived for the last five and a half years. H. P. was born in Clinton on October 15, 1914. After graduation from Westminster College in Fulton, he married his high school sweetheart, Catherine Schweer. They had been married for nearly 65 years when she died in 2002. The couple moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where H. P. began his career with Standard Oil of Indiana, a predecessor of Amoco. H. P. served in the Navy during World War II, then continued his business career in Omaha and later in Chicago, where he was an executive in Amoco's headquarters. Following H. P.'s retirement the couple moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas, where they lived for 27 years. They were very active in the First Presbyterian Church of Mountain Home, serving as elders and as volunteers with the local hospice organization. H. P. is survived by his daughter, Catherine Gardner of Fayetteville, North Carolina; sons, Mark Finks of Port Charlotte, Florida, Paul Finks of Raleigh, North Carolina; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Interment will be at Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville, NC.

FINKS, James Michael
1948-1995
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Michael Finks, 47, died Monday, October 23, 1995. Services were Friday, October 27, at the McGilley State Line Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Raytown. Mr. Finks was born September 1, 1948, in Windsor. He moved to the Kansas City area in 1975. He worked as assistant controller for the Kansas City Star for 16 years. Survivors include his son, Jay Finks, Overland Park, Ks.; his daughter, Deanna Finks, Overland Park, Ks.; his parents, Joseph and Coleen Finks, Windsor, and two brothers, Ron Finks, Windsor, and Joe Finks, Marissa, IL.

FINKS, Joseph Scott "Joe" Sr.
1921-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Joseph Scott "Joe" Finks, Sr., 91, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Monday morning, April 22, 2013, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia, Mo. He was born October 27, 1921, in Calhoun, Mo., the son of William Scott Finks and Jennie (Graham) Finks. On December 25, 1941, in Windsor, Mo., he married Coleen Hand and she preceded him in death on December 27, 2004. Joe was a rural letter carrier and clerk for the United States Postal Service, in Windsor, for over 35 years. He worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for a short time, and also delivered the Kansas City Star in the Windsor area. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion. He enjoyed going fishing when he was younger and in later years he loved going to household sales and garage sales, looking for just that right piece. He was a member of the Windsor First Christian Church and American Legion Windsor Post 82. Survivors include 2 sons, Joe S. Finks, Jr., and his wife Sharon, Windsor, Mo.; Ron A. Finks, Windsor, Mo.; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters-in-law, Mary Finks, Detroit, Michigan; Helen Finks, Clinton, Mo.; Elizabeth Finks, Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, James Michael Finks; 3 brothers, Paul Finks, Glen Finks and Earl Finks; 3 sisters, Jeannette Brown, Kathryn Hampton and Yvonne Green. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FINKS, Leland M.
1871-1935
Clinton MO - Leland M. Finks, former resident of Calhoun, and brother-in-law of C. S. Morrow, cashier of the Calhoun Citizens State Bank, died at his home at 509 Dayton street, Muskogee, Okla., at the age of 64 years at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, September 7. He had been in very poor health the past three years and was bedfast nine weeks preceding his death, as a result of a fall, which injured his spine. Mr. Finks, the son of Betty and M. D. Finks, was born near Calhoun December 4, 1871. He resided in and near Calhoun for about 40 years and as organizer and part owner of the Tebo Telephone Exchange, later went to Cassville, Mo., where he owned another telephone exchange. From there Mr. Finks went to Clinton, Okla., where he prospered in the real estate business. He spent the remaining 14 years of his life in Muskogee, retiring because of ill health. Mr. Finks was a fine, kind public-spirited man and was held in high esteem by all who knew him either socially or through business acquaintances. He had been a devout member of the Methodist church many years. He is survived by his wife who was Miss Cecil Morrow of Calhoun, and one son, Harold Mark Finks, of the home, and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Richardson of Hughesville. Another sister, Mrs. May Richardson, died eight years ago. Two nieces, Mrs. Clifford Kunkler and Mrs. Robert Cornick, reside in Clinton. His funeral services were conducted from the Muskogee Methodist church, South, Monday, September 9, at 2:30 p.m. Burial in Muskogee cemetery.

FINKS, Mark A., Captain
1803-1876
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, May 6 1876 - Died at his residence 4 miles west of Calhoun, April 26th, 1879 (sic: April 29th, 1876), at 7 p.m., Captain Mark A. Finks. He was well advanced in years, was loved and lamented as was shown at his burial which took place in the Cemetery near Calhoun, May 1st. He was one of our oldest and best citizens, and leaves an affectionate family and many friends to mourn his loss.

FINKS, Mark Fisher
1834-1922
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Fisher Finks was found dead in his bed by his wife about six o'clock Monday morning. He had been in poor health for several years and almost helpless. He had been much worse the last few weeks, but up in his chair part of the time. Sunday, however, he had been in bed all day, but was no worse, when his wife retired. Mark Fisher Finks was born September 10, 1834, in Madison county, Virginia, and came with his parents to Henry county in 1838. He was educated here and grew to manhood. He married Nancy Elizabeth Avery, October 20th, 1864. Six children were given to this union, three of whom survive to comfort the dear mother - Avery Finks, at Mena, Arkansas; Mrs. Jas. Slack, south of Calhoun and Harry Finks, of Clinton. He leaves two brothers, Will and M. D. Finks, both of Calhoun; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Legg, of Calhoun; and Mrs. W. W. Adamson, of Montrose. Mr. Finks was one of the leading farmers and stockmen of Henry county, owning a fine 280 acre farm west of Calhoun, with his home on a sightly location, which commends a view of the entire countryside. In his younger days he delighted in raising the best products and always contributed a large portion of exhibits to the county fairs. His livestock also took many prizes. He was converted many years ago and was a devout member of the Calhoun Baptist Church, raising his children to be faithful followers of the Master. He served Henry county as County Judge for two terms a number of years ago. He was a stock holder in the Farmers Elevator, also in both of the Calhoun banks. He was good, kind and true, never a word of reproach was heard of him or by him. His life is one worthy of emulation and all his children and grandchildren are proud to bear his name. He had been nearly helpless for several years and during that time he had had much sorrow, seeing his children, who had been in apparent good health be suddenly stricken as his son, Walter, died but a few months ago. His youngest son, Harry, is now in a Kansas City hospital, having just a few days previous undergone an operation for appendicitis. May the comforter come to this dear wife and his children in this time of sorrow. The funeral services were conducted at the Calhoun Baptist church Wednesday morning, with burial in the Calhoun cemetery.

FINKS, Milton D. "Mit"
1845-1924
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 1924 - M. D. Finks Died - At his home in Calhoun Monday afternoon, after being in poor health for several years, and being critically ill for several weeks. Milton D. Finks was born near Calhoun, November 23, 1845. Was married to Bettie Lewis, January 26, 1871. to this union three children were born - L. M. Finks, of Quinton, Okla.; Mrs. B. F. Richardson and Mrs. C. N. Richardson, both of Calhoun, all of whom were at his bedside and administered to him during his last illness. He was converted at the age of 36 and joined the church at Drake's Chapel, later moving his membership to Calhoun. He leaves to mourn his death, his three children, six grandchildren, one brother, W. C. Finks, sister, Mrs. Mary Legg, both of Calhoun, and his twin sister, Mrs. W. W. Adamson, of Montrose. His companion and one grandson having passed on a few years ago. Since the death of his companion three years ago, he had made his home with his youngest daughter, Mrs. C. N. Richardson. He had served as president of the Peoples Bank since its organization 14 years ago. Had been a member of the official board of the church for years and served as steward for more than 20 years. He lived a quiet, unassuming Christian life, always thinking of the comfort and welfare of others. His was a life to be emulated and may his children and all who have been so closely associated with him try to put into practice in their own daily lives those virtues of unselfishness, devotion to duty and kindly service that was so beautifully exemplified in his daily life. His beloved wife was nearly an invalid for many years. He gave her the most devoted care, always being ready to administer to her comfort. Their married life was filled with loving devotion. Rev. Brooks, pastor of the Calhoun Methodist church, conducted the funeral services Tuesday afternoon at the church, assisted by Rev. Wilcox, the Baptist minister. The body of Mr. Finks was laid beside his wife in the Calhoun cemetery.

FINKS, Nancy Elizabeth AVERY
1845-1926
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death of Mrs. Mark Fisher Finks - Sunday night, October 31st, 1926, her spirit left its earthly body to join her loved ones gone before. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jim Slack, south of Calhoun, where she had been for several weeks, going there when she first became ill. She loved to live at her old home, west of Calhoun, where she went as a bride in 1864. It was a two-story, frame house, built on the topmost point commanding a view of rare beauty of the surrounding countryside. She loved every spot on the home place; it was filled with memories. There she had lived and loved, instilled in her children ideals that will influence the coming generations. Strong of character, an apt student of human nature, a reader of things worth while, she never grew old. As the years came on, although her body grew weaker, the keenness of her mind and her vision into the real things charmed her younger acquaintances. Her children were reluctant to leave her on the home place alone after her beloved husband died four years ago, and would take her to their homes, where children and grandchildren did all possible to keep her. How she loved and reveled in these grandchildren. Only a few months ago she showed the writer sketches and pictures made by the little son of her daughter, Edna. Her children and grandchildren are the reflection of her life. In them, we see ambition for the worth while things, see them taking the places where their lives count for most. While she planned for big things for her children, and inspired them to always go on, she made it possible by surrounding them with the homelike things that are so essential. The cookie jar was always filled; her home always open to their friends and hers and kins people. Her hospitality was unequaled, and in the cooking art she excelled. her hearty welcome, to have her clasp you in her arms, and make you know she was glad you came, is one of our happiest memories. Even tho' our eyes are tear dimmed, we know she is now divinely happy. For why not? She is with Jesus, and those she loved. Last summer she went back to the old home for a few months under protest of her children, who could not bear to think of her loneliness there. One evening at twilight, last summer, we visited her. Although no other human was there, she was not lonely. She made us see how completely her life had been filled - hallowed and blessed with memories that were around her. No other spot was quite so dear, and she would rather look into the great distances there, plan and dream of those nearest to heart, than anything else. In early life she was converted and united with the Calhoun Baptist church, where her membership remained until her death. Nancy Elizabeth Avery was born May 10, 1845. Her father, William Avery, was judge of Henry county court, from 1852 to 1864, and in 1870 was made judge of the court of common pleas, and 1874 was made probate judge until his death in 1875. Her only living brother is Henry Avery, husband of Susie Barnett, who live in Long Beach, Cal. She leaves two sisters - Mrs. Nicholas Marr, Joplin, and Mrs. Peter Marr, Springfield. October 20, 1864, she was united in marriage to Mark Fisher Finks. to this union were born six sons and one daughter. Arthur Wayman, an ordained minister of the Baptist church, died February 17, 1890, at Calhoun, Mo. Walter Lee departed this life August 29, 1922, at Calhoun. Howard Preston, of Ft. Smith, Ark., dying July 5, 1911. Norman Mark, of Calhoun, also passed away August 14, 1909. She is survived by one daughter, Edna Emma, wife of James E. Slack, of Calhoun; two sons - William Avery, of Mena, Ark., and Harry F., of Clinton. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church in Calhoun. Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: Avery Finks, Mena, Ark.; Miss Frances Finks, Cotty College, Nevada; Nelson Finks, Central College, Fayette; Mrs. Charles Small, Pittsburg, Kans.; Miss Helen Slack, St. Joseph.

FINKS, Norman M.
1877-1909
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Norman Finks died on his farm a few miles west of Calhoun, Saturday, August 14, 1909, after a short illness. The funeral services were held at Drake's Chapel, Sunday afternoon. Interment at the Chapel cemetery. The floral tribute was beautiful and profuse. Norman Finks was born in this county December 3, 1877. He was married April 12, 1903, to Florence Miles. He was a member of the Calhoun Baptist church. He was a splendid specimen of manhood, an active, industrious and successful citizen; a loyal and obedient son, kind and affectionate husband. In his intercourse with his fellow men he clearly revealed the goodness, gentleness and kindness of a beautiful and lovely character. His good wife, little son, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fisher Finks, four brothers - W. L. and Harry Finks, of Clinton, Avery Finks of Mena, and Howard Finks of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and one sister, Mrs. James Slack near Calhoun survive him.

FINKS, Sarah E. "Sallie" GEORGE
1844-1923
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Miss Sallie E. George, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin George, was born near Boonville, Cooper county, Mo. May 24th, 1844; was married to W. C. Finks, April 26th 1864. To this union was born six children; two deceased, George Everett, passing away at the age of 19 years and Alice Evaline passing away three years ago, leaving three sons and one daughter, R. E. and Scott and Miss Rhoda Finks, of Calhoun, and C. P. Finks, of Schell City, and a companion 86 years of age: one sister and one half brother in the state of California. She also leaves fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She united with the M. E. Church, South, some 40 years ago, living a consistent Christian life to her death, departing this life February 27, 1923 at 9 a.m. She was a mother that never thought of herself, always thinking, planning and praying and doing for those she loved, ministering to those around her and leaving a ray of sunshine wherever she passed. The devotion and patience she bestowed upon her companion was marvelous and the comfort she seemed to receive in doing for her daughter, Miss Rhoda, who has been an inseparable companion to her. The funeral services were conducted February 28th by Rev. G. B. Snapp, assisted by Rev. J. W. Umphreys, pastor of the Christian church. Interment in the beautiful Calhoun cemetery.

FINKS, Walter Lee
1868-1922
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Walter Finks In Heaven - Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock, the spirit of Walter L. Finks left his body and went to the Home Eternal. He was ill only since last Friday night. He had been to the State Fair and that night was sick at his stomach. It was thought he had an acute attack of indigestion. All possible was done to relieve him, but he grew worse and Sunday it was seen that an acute attack of appendicitis had developed. He was hurried to Clinton to the N. I. Stebbins hospital and he underwent an operation Monday. The operation however, came too late, as the appendix had bursted and peritonitis had already set in. He was conscious most of the time after the operation. He was told that he was soon to take the "Long Journey." He expressed only gladness, not a shadow of doubt of where he should pass eternity. He told his folks that only the leaving of them was the hard part, but Heaven seemed only a step away. He called each of his loved ones to him and left them the last message. For the ones who had not been able to come, he left a message for them also. He forgot none. He said not to worry he would be on the other side to welcome their coming. He told his son, Raymond, to live nearer to God and take up the Master's work, for that is what counts most. To his wife he said for her to do more and more for her church and her Master. To his parents he sent the word he would be ready for their coming, for them not to grieve. He was born January 2, 1868, on the Finks home farm 3 miles west of Calhoun, where he grew to young manhood, attending school at Highland, then at Calhoun, completing his education in Clinton. He soon started teaching and taught several rural schools. He was principal of the Windsor schools, then later came to Clinton, as principal of the Jefferson Park school. He then returned to Calhoun and went into Mercantile business and the firm became known as the Finks & Morrow store. He was elected clerk of the county court and was one of the best officials this county ever had from 1907 to 1911. He then returned to Calhoun, continuing in the Mercantile business until about ten years ago, he became cashier of the Bank of Calhoun. He was an honest, conservative banker and his opinion was taken absolutely by the community as they all know that he would take care of each depositor's business as if it was their very own. He was united in marriage to Zella Lane Taylor, April 13, 1873 (should be Feb 8 1893), who survives him. One child, Raymond, was given to this union, who also survives. There was never a happier home than theirs. He and his wife enjoyed the same things and worked for the same purposes and ideals. He always took an active part in the work of his church leading in all of its good work. His wife was ever at his side, smilingly ministering to those about them and leading the women of the denomination to do the most needful things. Such a union as theirs is rare indeed, and it seems doubly sad when it is broken. But we must bow in submission to Him who know best and rules the universe. Only by letting the Comforter come to them, and keeping busy hands, can his dear wife and son stand this great sorrow that has come to them. The kind husband and father realizing this, was the reason that his last admonition to them was to keep busy for the Master. He had been so happy the last few weeks getting everything ready for his son, Raymond and bride, who came back last week from their wedding trip. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Finks, west of Calhoun; one sister, Mrs. James E. Slack, south of Calhoun; two brothers, Avery Finks, at Mena, Arkansas, and Harry Finks, of Clinton. He was converted when a young man and united the the Baptist church. Being a natural leader, he was elected superintendent of the Calhoun Baptist Sunday School, when but a young man. It was before the days of motor cars, and for four or five years he walked in each Sunday morning in order to get there in time for his Sunday School work. He had served his church in every capacity possible, being its clerk, deacon, Sunday School superintendent, and at the time of his death was the beloved teacher of the Men's Bible Class. He not only gave himself but freely of his means. He was always at church, on time, ready to serve where needed and give a hearty welcome to all. He had also served in the Tebo Association as moderator, clerk and assistant moderator. He had planned to attend next week, as he was assistant moderator. He had also held positions of honor in the Henry County Sunday School Association, and other organizations of which he was a member. He was dependable in the life of his community and always ready to boost for his home town. He always took an active part in the Colt Show. He will be missed by every man, woman and child in Calhoun. Clinton and all Henry county is bowed in grief. Mere words cannot express what such a life has meant to the community. After all, life is not measured by a long span of years, but how we use them. The Christ only lived to be a little past thirty. Walter Finks used his time well. We do not believe he had an idle minute or one that did not make some one just a little happier or better. He had a studious mind and a love for humanity, which has made his life count for much. His body was taken home Wednesday afternoon, but at the time we went to press Wednesday, definite funeral arrangements had not been made. They expected to hold the funeral at the Calhoun Baptist church Thursday afternoon, after which his body would be laid in the Calhoun cemetery. His brother, Avery Finks, from Mena, Arkansas, arrived on the noon train Wednesday.

FINKS, William Calhoun
1837-1929
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William C. Finks was born April 6, 1837, in Howard county, Mo. He was the third child of Mark and Eliza Elizabeth Finks, they moving to Henry county in 1839. He was united in marriage to Sarah E. George, April 26, 1864, in Cooper county. Mrs. Finks preceded him in death seven years ago. To this union six children were born - Alice Eva, Richard Edward, Charles Pearl, Rhoda, Everett and Scott. Alice Eva and Everett passed on several years ago. He united with the Methodist church several years ago at the old brick church and was a faithful worker and attendant as long as health permitted. He was a constant sufferer for the last twenty years, and his mind was well as body had never been the same since. He passed to his eternal reward November 4, 1929, aged 92 years, 6 months and 28 days. Besides his children he leaves 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. W. W. Adamson, of Montrose, Mo., who is the last of that generation and unable to attend the funeral. Since the death of Mrs. Finks, his daughter, Rhoda, who has been more than faithful in caring for him, also his son, Ed, stayed almost every night with them, ready to render any assistance needed. Another son, Scott, lives at Calhoun, and one son, Pearl, at Calhoun. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church.

FINLAYSON, Eldon Lee
1920-1992
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eldon Lee Finlayson, son of Lee H. and Vera Finlayson, was born November 12, 1920, in Burwell, Nebraska, and passed away July 17, 1992, in Boonville, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and Dick Blanck, at the age of 71. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a draftsman for Alva Allen Industries, Clinton, until ill health forced him to move to Boonville in March 1992. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mayselle V. Snow Finlayson. He is survived by his daughter, Danielle Snow Blanck and son-in-law, Richard J. Blanck, Boonville; two brothers, Melvin Finlayson, Kansas City, Kansas and Ervin D. Finlayson, Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Tuesday, July 21, 1992. Burial was held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FINNELL, Connie R. OSBORN
1950-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 27 2006 - Connie R. Finnell, 55, Clinton, died Friday, March 24, 2006. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 1, at Cutler-O'Neill Funeral Home, Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on December 18, 1950, daughter of Jack and Iris Adkins Osborn. Preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors include her husband Mike; one daughter Julie Ketchum; one sister Kathy Dietchler; three grandchildren, Nathan, Jason, Andrea; plus nieces and nephews.

FINNELL, Maxine May SWARTZ
1928-2004
Oakland Cemetery, Corning, Adams Co, IA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 2004 - Maxine May (Swartz) Finnell, 76, Clinton and formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, November 26, 2004, at her home. She was born February 26, 1928, in Quincy, Iowa, the daughter of Robert Roland Swartz and Halcyon Hazel (Palmer) Swartz. On November 9, 1947, in Corning, Iowa, she married Robert W. Finnell, who died January 20, 2003. She was employed as a line person for the American Can Company in North Kansas City for many years. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Houk and husband, Darrell, Clinton; four grandchildren, Steven Finnell and Clint Finnell, both of Camden Point, Joey Asebrook of Dallas, Texas, and Ty Cravens of Clinton. She was also preceded in death by her son, Robert William Finnell II, June 10, 2003; a daughter, Barbara Ellen Finnell on June 2, 1952, in infancy; two brothers, Max Ray Swartz and Byron Swartz, and two sisters, Margaret James and Ruby Lee. Memorial services will be Saturday, December 4, at the Roland-Johnson-Ritchie Funeral Home in Corning, Iowa. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Iowa.

FIRESTONE, Paul Thomas "P.T."
1937-2002
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 4 2002 - Funeral services for Paul Tom "PT" Firestone, who died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, were held Sunday, January 20, 2 p.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. - Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 6 2002 - Paul Thomas (P.T.) Firestone was born October 21, 1937, in Humansville to Paul E. and Edna Weatherford Firestone. He was involved in a vehicle accident on January 14, 2002, and lost his life on January 16, from injuries resulting from the accident. His early years were spent in the Collins-Weaubleau area. At an early age he professed his faith in Christ and was baptized, becoming a member of the Collins Christian Church. In' 1955 Paul Tom graduated from Weaubleau High School. He furthered his education at Missouri University in Columbia, where he majored in agriculture. He married Wanda Lyke in 1959 and in 1960 became the proud father of his only child, Pauline. His life's work consisted of truck driver and dispatcher for Clearfield Cheese Company, working in the family-owned Goodrich Funeral Home, dispatcher for Lowe Oil Company and finally, his great passion, cattle farming. In 1993 he married Cynthia Chandler Simpson and they, along with her son, Kyle, made their home at Vista, later moving to the farm at Collins. P.T. was an active member of the community, serving on various boards and committees during his lifetime, including the MFA Board, the St. Clair Cattleman's Association and the Robinson Cemetery Board. He never met a stranger and greeted all with a smile, a joke and a story. He will be remembered as one of the most optimistic, vibrant, caring and loving individuals. Although P.T. suffered sadness in his life, just as we all do, he worked through it with a calm acceptance that taught all of us to look to the future with hope and a positive attitude. He was a pillar of strength to those around him. After a visit with P.T., your spirits were lifted and you just felt good. He always seemed to carry his rainbow with him. He made the special effort and went the extra mile to keep the old friendships intact and yet, there was always room in his life for a new friend. His personality was ageless and his friends ranged from young to old. He knew how to give and to receive friendship, to impart that special God-given gift of love to his fellow man in a gentle and caring manner to one and all. His greatest pride and joy were his family, his friends, his pets and his cattle. P.T. was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Edna, and his beloved daughter, Pauline. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Cindy, of the home; stepson, Kyle Simpson, as well as a multitude of friends. Services were held on Sunday, January 20, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. He was laid to rest at Robinson Cemetery, Collins.

FIRREL, Shirley J. SWANK
1936-2002
Spavinaw-Strang Cemetery, Spavinaw, Mayes Co, OK
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 29 2002 - Shirley J. Firrel, Windsor, died Wednesday afternoon, March 27, 2002, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born July 30, 1936, in Ludlow, the daughter of Theodore Swank and Eunice P. (Havens) Swank. On October 28, 1951, in Brookfield, she married W. C. Lee Firrel, who died April 23, 1990. Mrs. Firrel was a homemaker. She is survived by three daughters, Debra Seaton, Donna Lyon and Dorene Sullens, all of Windsor; a son, Marshall Firrel, Disney, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lowell Van Swank, Raytown, William Swank, Ft. Benning, Georgia, and a sister, Thelma Hughes, Raytown, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Shinneman. Graveside services will be Monday, April 1, 2 p.m. at the Spavinaw Cemetery, Spavinaw, Oklahoma.

FIRSICK, Ralph J.
abt 1935-2005
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 10 2005 - Ralph J. Firsick, 70, Raytown, died Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at Baptist Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City. Funeral services, under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, Blue Ridge Road, Kansas City, will be Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m. with Burial in Garden City Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Sharon; two sons, Daniel and wife Sharon, and Jeffery and wife Lisa, and one grandson Caleb. He is also survived by several brothers and sisters of this area.

FISHER, Cordelia E. "Cordie" JAGEMAN
1892-1992
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cordelia (Cordie) Jageman Fisher was born November 25, 1892, in Henry County, the daughter of Fred and Pinkie (Mastin) Jageman. She died Tuesday, December 1, 1992 at her home at Meadowbrook Manor, Clinton. She attended Vector grade school and professed her faith in Christ at an early age at Corinth Baptist Church. On May 25, 1926, she married John G. Fisher. For many years they live don a farm near Clinton, moving to 216 N. 2nd St. in 1959. She was always a hard worker, but never too busy or tired to help a sick neighbor, friend or relative. She took care of her father who was bedfast from 1950 to 1959 and then gave her husband constant loving care when he suffered a stroke and died in 1971. She continued to live alone until her 95th year and because of failing health moved to the nursing home. She passed away at Meadowbrook Manor on December 1, 1992, at the age of 100, having celebrated her birthday just a few days previous. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Guy Jageman, in 1982. Survivors include a stepson, John L. Fisher, of Independence; a nephew, Gary Wayne Jageman, of Littleton, Colorado; two great nieces; a dear friend, Marian Gregory, and many cousins. Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 3, 1992, at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel. Burial was at the Englewood Cemetery.

FISHER, Everett Earl
1903-1972
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Sep 6 1972 - Everett Earl Fisher was born in Hickory County, Missouri August 14, 1903, the son of William R. Fisher and Mary Jane Dunaway Fisher. He died suddenly at his home in Windsor early Saturday morning, August 26, 1972. A portion of Mr. Fisher's life was spent in California where he was an estate keeper for several of the prominent people there. He was also a veteran of World Wars I and II and a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Clark; a son William Earl Fisher, Bothell, Washington; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Kathryn White, also of Bothell; a stepson, Gayle M. Pace, North Ridge, California; six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; two brothers: E. R. Fisher, Denver, Colorado; and Oliver Fisher, Warrensburg; and a sister, Mrs. Cora Bowen, Windsor. Mr. Fisher was a great lover of people, he enjoyed visiting with old friends as well as making new friends. His life will hold fond memories for many of those close to him. Services were held Tuesday August 29 at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FISHER, Florence Vivian CLARK
1910-1999
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Florence Vivian Fisher, 89, Clinton, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. Florence was born February 14, 1910, in Warrensburg, the daughter of Arthur and Cora (VanBebber) Clark. She married Forrest C. Fisher on February 19, 1931, in Clinton, and was a homemaker. She was a member of the New Liberty Presbyterian Church at Denton. She is survived by one daughter, Martha Williams and husband, Dale, Warrensburg; two grandchildren, David Williams and wife, Ann, Holden, and Karen Reed and husband, Darren, Pleasant Hill, and three great-grandchildren, Jake Williams, Emily Joe Reed and Walker Reed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest C. Fisher on March 21, 1996; four brothers, Everett Clark, Joe Clark, Clarence Clark, Harvey Clark, and two sister, Mae Long and Lucille Estes. Funeral services were held Friday, February 26, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton, with burial at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

FISHER, Joe
1887-1924
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Joe Fisher passed away at 3 p.m. Friday evening, October 4, 1924, at his brother John's home at 1507 Bemmengtion Ave., Kansas City, Mo. He had been sick for some time. Deceased was born 37 years ago May 5th, in St. Clair county, close to Caperville, Mo. He was the youngest of thirteen children. He spent most of his life about six miles north of Leesville, Mo. He was held in high esteem by all of his acquaintances. He was a good husband and father and all deeply sympathize with the dear relatives and children in this dark hour. He was married about fifteen years ago to Miss Ida Briggs, Leesville, Mo., who preceded him seventeen months ago to the Heavenly Home. They leave four children - two boys and two girls - Vel Guy age 14 years; Edith age 11; Clarice age 9; Owen age 7. He also leaves four sisters and four brothers - Mrs. Dellia Dalton, Tightwad, Mo.; Bob Fisher, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. A. W. Pruessner, Clinton, Mo.; John Fisher, Kansas City, Mo.; Ed Fisher, St. Louis; and Dora in Illinois; Will Fisher, Kansas City, Mo.; Laura, address unknown; also his mother Mrs. Lizzie Fisher, Tightwad. His body was brought to Clinton Saturday, accompanied by two of his brothers and friend. Funeral services were conducted at Tebo church. Interment in the cemetery near by. The children are being cared for by their kinsfolk as follows: The two boys are at the home of Ed Snow near Leesville; the oldest girl is at her aunt Mrs. Wick Delozier's in Clinton, and the youngest girl with her grandfather Daniel Briggs near Leesville.

FISHER, Lena Louise CONRADI
1930-1992
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lena Louise Conradi was born near Urich September 11, 1930, the daughter of Harry Conradi and Viola Pearl Caldwell. In her early years she taught school near Urich for a time and she was later employed as a seamstress at the Reynolds Garment Company in Clinton. On September 2, 1950 she was married to Lloyd Leroy Fisher of Blairstown. The couple made their home on a farm near Blairstown all their married lives. Lena passed away at the Kansas university Medical Center January 30, 1992 at the age of sixty one years, four months and 28 days. She is survived by her husband, Leroy of the home near Blairstown; one son, Lloyd L. Fisher of Fordland, Mo.; a daughter, Linda Bossert of Raytown; two grandchildren, David Lynn and Jennifer Dawn Fisher of Fordland, and a large circle of friends. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Blairstown. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 2, 1992 at Consalus Chapel, Urich. Burial was in Blairstown Cemetery.

FISHER, Lloyd Donald Sr.
1929-2004
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 9 2004 - Lloyd Donald Fisher Sr., 74, Warrensburg, formerly of Clinton and Kansas City, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He was born November 26, 1929, in Holden, the son of Nathan Fisher and Minnie M. Geary Fisher. After graduating from Chilhowee High School he continued the family tradition of farming. On January 6, 1951, he enlisted in the united States Air Force, serving in the United States and Germany. He attained the rank of Airman First class and received three medals, National Defense Service, Good conduct and Occupation Medal Germany. He was honorably discharged October 6, 1954. He is survived by his daughters, Susan Jimenez, Kansas City, and Sandy Scamman and husband Will, Las Vegas, Nevada; one son Lloyd "Don" Fisher Jr., Lawrence, Kansas; five grandchildren, Austin James Fisher, Sienna and Jessica Scamman and Shawn and Misty Jimenez; his former wife and mother of his children, Patricia Gordon; his mother, Minnie M. Fisher, Clinton, and two sisters, Maxine Finks, Clinton and Carolyn Melton, Liberty. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 10, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial will be in Holden Cemetery.

FISHER, Lloyd Hampton
1897-1989
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Lloyd Hampton Fisher, 92, Blairstown, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 1989, at the Westwood Home in Clinton where he had made him home for the past 11 years. He was born June 26, 1897, near Blairstown, the son of Thomas Lowrey and Elizabeth Mae Miller Fisher. On May 22, 1920, he was united in marriage with Ruth Ozella Boston at Clinton by the Rev. Arthur Lindsay. To this union were born two children, Leroy and Wanda. He attended the Draughn’s Business College in Springfield. After his schooling, he worked in a bank in Republic and later managed the Farmer’s Produce in Buffalo. He was a salesman for the Armour Packing Company in Springfield. In 1926, he returned to Blairstown where he farmed until his retirement in 1962. He continued to farm with his son, Leroy, for several years. He became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown in 1955, where his membership remained until his death. He was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge for more than 65 years, a member of the Scottish Rite and Shrine, and a member of the American Legion Post 371 in Urich. He was a World War I U.S. Army veteran. Surviving him is his son, Leroy and his wife Lena, of Blairstown; his daughter, Wanda, and her husband Gene McCalmon, of Blairstown; one brother, Forrest “Bud” Fisher of Clinton; three sisters, Florence Rector, Meda Koeling, and Frances Jenkins; two grandsons, four granddaughters, and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth on June 1, 1988, two brothers, Paul and Walter Fisher, and one sister, Ruby Orr. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee. Burial was in the Blairstown Cemetery.

FISHER, Lloyd Leroy
1925-2003
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 6 2003 - Lloyd Leroy "Pood" Fisher, 78, Blairstown, died Saturday, August 16, 2003, at his home. He was born August 16, 1925, in Springfield to Lloyd Hampton and Ruth Ozella Boston Fisher, but spent nearly all of his life in Blairstown. He went all 13 years of school at Blairstown School. After graduating in May 1943, he assisted his parents in running the farm until July 15, 1944, at which time he went into the Army, reporting in at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. From Fort Leavenworth. Leroy was sent to Camp Joseph Robinson for 17 weeks of basic infantry training. He was then on a 10-day delay in route from Little Rock, Arkansas, to Fort Meade, Maryland. After Fort Meade he was shipped to Camp Miles Standish near Boston. Massachusetts, from which he departed to Europe on January 3, 1945. He was in a very large convoy with other troops on four passenger liners. They were the first troops coming from the States to land directly in France. At the time there were no docks, so in order to get the troops to the shore, landing barges were being launched from the ships anchored in the open waters. Leroy was then loaded with the other soldiers on boxcars and moved across France to Belgium. They were then trucked into the Netherlands. where they were to act as replacements for various divisions helping to finish up the Belgium Bulge defensive. Leroy then joined his infantry division. the 104th Timberwolf division in Aachen, Germany. He was in the 414th Regiment, Second Battalion, Company E, 2nd Platoon and 2nd Squad. The 104th Division liberated Mittelbau Dora Concentration Camp at Nordhausen, Germany. Leroy's division walked in combat across flat country to Cologne, Germany. They had a short rest period when the Remagen Bridge was captured intact. His division then marched from Cologne all night to near Bonn, Germany. At this point they joined General Patton's 3rd Armored Division where he, along with seven to eight other men, rode on the back of each tank, as they crossed the Rhine River on a pontoon bridge. In two days time they were so far out, the tank radios could not receive or send any messages. On March 24. 1945, Leroy's leg was injured. from sniper fire while on the back of the tank. The official records show that it was the 25th because it took that long to get him out. He was flown from a tent hospital on a C47, which only used pastures for landing and taking off, to Paris, France. At this point he was marked UK, United Kingdom, and was flown to England. After he recuperated, he rode back across France and Germany to rejoin his division. He arrived in a town called Halle. East Germany. which is near a bigger town. Lepzig. His division met the Russians on the Muldi River at Torgau; this area was occupied by Russia after the war. Leroy's division was then rushed out of Europe back to the States, on the west coast, to Camp San Luis Obispo. He was to take 30 days amphibious training and be shipped out to invade Japan. President Truman however made the decision to drop the atomic bomb which voided this mission and saved thousands of lives. The 104th Division soon started to be deactivated. which sent Leroy from Camp San Luis Obispo. California, to Camp Adair in Oregon, then to Fort Lewis, Washington. and back to Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, for separation from the Army. Lloyd L. Fisher, serial number 37734494, was an automatic rifleman 746. He received the combat infantry badge in three campaigns, a Purple Heart, a European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, an American Theater Ribbon, a World War II Victory Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. Returning back to Blairstown, he met Lena Louise Conradi from Urich and married her on September 2, 1950, in Harrison, Arkansas. She died January 30, 1992. They were blessed with two children, Lloyd Lavern and Lynda Luann. He was a farmer all of his life. working hard each day to provide a good living for his family. He was a loving husband and father and a friend to many. Leroy was also the sexton of the Blairstown Cemetery and an active member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and American Veterans of World War II. He was also active in the Blairstown community. He was elected to the town board several times and served as mayor for several terms. He was a volunteer and chief of the Blairstown Fire Department, as well as being on the Cass R-VlII SchooI Board. He is survived by one son. Lloyd Lavern Fisher and his wife Rebecca; one daughter. Lynda Luann Bossert and her husband Bernard; one grandson David Lynn Fisher; one granddaughter Jennifer Dawn Fisher; one sister Wanda I. McCalmon and her husband Gene Allen, as well as numerous cousins. He will truIy be missed. but was blessed with a full life and loving family. Funeral services were held August 20 at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel. Urich. Burial was in the Blairstown Cemetery.

FISHER, Louie Elizabeth EPPLE
1907-2006
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2006 - Louie Elizabeth Epple Fisher, 99, Clinton, died Tuesday, December 12, 1996, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be Friday, December 15, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Englewood Cemetery. She was born on January 18, 1907, in Latour, daughter of Lewis N. and Bertie Jane Barner Epple. She married Frank O. Fisher September 6, 1941, in Little Rock, Arkansas, where they resided a number of years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Eastern Star. She was a Clinton High School graduate, a secretary at Hall's years ago and was an LPN at St. Vincent's Hospital. Preceding her in death is her parents; husband; son, Robert M. Fisher Sr.; two brothers, Theodore and Lewis Epple. She is survived by one sister, Lennie Plemmons; a grandson Robb Fisher; two nieces, Judy Evans and June Duensing.

FISHER, Martha J. NOLTE
1910-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 30 2005 - Martha J. Fisher, 95, LaMonte, died Thursday, September 29, 2005, at Warrensburg, Manor Care Center. She was born February 23, 1910, in Manila, Missouri, the daughter of Henry F. and Josephine Harris Nolte. She married Forest Fisher March 9, 1937, in Warrensburg. He preceded her in death in 1984. She was a homemaker and worked at Mallory's Bakery in Sedalia. She was a member of the LaMonte Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Elwood Fisher and his wife Doris, Lamar, and William Larry Fisher and his wife Merle, North Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Lunetta Newell and her husband John, Chilhowee, and Virginia Schouten and her husband Eddie, LaMonte; 23 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son Henry Anthony Fisher; one brother and five sisters. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 2, at LaMonte Baptist Church. Moore Funeral Home, LaMonte, is in charge of arrangements.

FISHER, Mary Ann BIXLER STARKS
1867-1961
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Nov 1961 - Mrs. Mary Ann Starks Fisher, 94, died Wednesday at Oceana Hospital, Hart, Mich., where she had been a patient since suffering a fractured hip Oct. 7. Formerly of Clinton, Mo., she had made her home since 1958 at Shelby, Mich. with her daughter, Mrs. Huldah Toner. She was born March 11, 1867, near Cincinnati, Ohio, and went to Clinton with her parents when two years old. She married E. M. Starks at Clinton, in 1885. He died in 1945. She married David Fisher in 1946 who died in 1958. It was then she went to live with her daughter. She was the mother of 11 children, sons and daughters of her first husband. She was a life member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Surviving children, all of whom were present at the services, are three sons, James, of Wyandotte, Okla., Benjamin, of Clinton, Mo., and Lewis, of Kansas City, Mo.; seven daughters, Mrs. Huldah Toner, Mrs. Inez Smith, of Marysville, Mo., Mrs. Grace Trolinger, Calhoun, Mo., Mrs. Ruby Trolinger, Bell Gardens, Calif., Mrs. Catherine Everett, Humansville, Mo., Mrs. Nellie Barr and Mrs. Garnett Earnest, Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Mariah Asball, Denver, Colo.; 28 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren. A son, Henry Starks, 24, Clinton, died in France during service in World War I. Funeral services were held Saturday, at Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FISHER, Minnie Maye GEARY
1906-2004
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 8 2004 - Minnie Maye Fisher, 98, Clinton and formerly of Chilhowee, died Friday, October 8, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born Thursday, March 1, 1906, near Knob Knoster, the daughter of Harve Geary and Anna Mason Geary. She had worked for Bendix Corporation and Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Kansas City during World War II. After the war she had been a cook for the Chilhowee School system and had been a supervisor in food service at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. She was a member of the Chilhowee Community Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid Society. She had been a 4-H leader in Chilhowee. She along with her husband were founders of the Chilhowee Fair. On April 5, 1925, in Warrensburg, she married Nathan Morton Fisher, who died May 13, 1983. Survivors include two daughters, Maxine Finks and husband Harry, Clinton, and Carolyn Melton and husband Frank, Liberty; a sister Opal McCarty, Holden; two brothers, Reeves Geary and wife Lucille, Holden, Carl "Bud" Geary, Odessa; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Cecilia Geary, Odessa, and Lougene Geary, Gladstone. She was also preceded in death by a son Lloyd Donald Fisher, Sr., July 7, 2004; two sisters, Clara Jeanette Geary and Laura Carter, and three brothers, Ewing "Jack", Forrest "Short" and Roy Dale Geary. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 11, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial will follow in the Holden Cemetery.

FISHER, Nettie Kathryn HATHAWAY
1912-2002
Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir, Cherokee Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 20 2002 - Nettie Kathryn Fisher, daughter of Frederick Downs and Lenora Asbill Hathaway, was born September 6, 1912, in Monmouth, Crawford County, Kansas, and died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She grew up in Weir, Kansas. She married Ernest E. Fisher on May 26, 1936, and he preceded her in death January 1977. She lived in the Weir and Pittsburg, Kansas areas for 84 years. She worked at Delleters in Pittsburg, Kansas, for 25 years. In 1997 she moved to Clinton. In a relatively short time she had made many friends whom she deeply appreciated. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest; one son, Fred Louis Fisher, and one brother, Marion Hathaway, and a grandson, Brett Roberts. She is survived by a daughter, Nadine Roberts of Wichita, Kansas; two sons, Donald W. Fisher of Clinton, and Ernest Fisher of Roeland Park, Kansas. She also is survived by a daughter by a former marriage, Mary Louise Wilson, Chico, California, as well as 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends. Graveside services and burial were held at the Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir, Kansas, on Thursday, May 9.

FISHER, Richard Scott
1931-2001
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 9 2002 - Richard Scott Fisher was born February 10, 1931, at Denton. He died December 6, 2001, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Chilhowee and a member of the Chilhowee Methodist Church. His father, William Fisher, and one brother, Billy Fisher, preceded him in death. Survivors include his mother, Ruth B. Fisher, Lee's Summit (she died December 8, 2001); two sons, Russell Graham and wife, Shawn, Vandalia, Charles Graham, Port Richie, Florida; three grandchildren, Christopher, Megahan and Jacqueline Graham; three sisters, Mary Lou Ayers, Lee's Summit, Peggy Jane Hopkins and Suzanne Forbes, both of Overland Park, Kansas. Memorial graveside services were held December 12 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Holden.

FISHER, Richard Septembus
1939-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 13 2001 - Richard Septembus Fisher, 61, rural Windsor, died early Thursday morning, July 12, 2001, at the golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born August 20, 1939, near Garden City, the son of Herbert Eugene Fisher and Helen Opal (Hamilton) Fisher. In 1966 he married Karen Cleveland Fuller. On February 6, 1987, he married Edith Arminta LeClaire, who survives of the home. He worked for Acme Brick Company, Harrisonville; Tip Top Plumbing in Kansas City and as a construction worker in the Kansas City area. He was a member of the Union Local #264, Kansas City, and a member of Laborers Union Local #663 in Jefferson City. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and their wives, Richard W. and Nichole Fisher, Clinton, Jason D. and Laura Fisher, Butler, and Curtis W. and Regina Greenfield, Windsor, seven brothers, Vernon E. Fisher, Butler, Dwight Fisher and wife, Margie, Archie, David Fisher and wife, Doris, St. Mary's Georgia, Roy Fisher and wife, Carolyn, Harrisonville, Carl Fisher and wife, Linda, and Wayne Fisher, both of Harrisonville, Bobby Fisher and wife, Marsha, Amoret; five sisters, Ina Beasley and husband, Orville, Garden City, Liz Wimsatt and husband, Jim, Mulino, Oregon, Virginia Lacy and husband, Eugene, Rogers, Arkansas, Rose Sullins, Adrian and Mona Evans and husband, David, Dix, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Dyllan Wayne Fisher, ZoeeleAnn Fisher, Stephanie Nickole Fisher, Brooke Lynn Fisher, Alexandria Gabrielle Fisher and Baby Greenfield, both "On the way"; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

FISHER, Ruth Ozella BOSTON
1900-1988
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Ruth Ozella Fisher, 87, of Blairstown, passed away on Wed., June 1, 1988 at the Westwood Home in Clinton where she had made her home for the past 4 years. Ruth was born near Blairstown on Dec. 17, 1900, the daughter of William Marvin and Myrtle Rella Potts Boston. On May 22, 1920, she married Lloyd Hampton Fisher at Clinton by the Rev. Arthur Lindsay. They had recently celebrated their 68th anniversary of marriage. After their marriage, they moved to Springfield where Ruth attended the Springfield Teachers College, before moving back to Blairstown where they farmed for many years. Ruth professed her faith in Christ at a Bob Jones Revival meeting in Springfield in 1921. She became a member of the Grace Methodist Church in Springfield before reaffirming her faith at the First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown where she remained a member and Elder until her death. Ruth was also a Sunday school teacher for many years. Surviving her is her husband, Lloyd of the Westwood Home in Clinton; one son, Lloyd Leroy Fisher of Blairstown, and one daughter, Wanda McCalmon of Blairstown; one sister, Gladys Coots of San Venita, TX.; two grandsons, four granddaughters, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sat., June 4, at the Ward Funeral Home in Chilhowee, with burial in the Blairstown Cemetery.

FISHER, Uel Guy
1908-2000
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Uel Guy Fisher, 92, Independence, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at Monterey Park Nursing Care Center where he had been a resident for the last five years. Funeral services will be Friday at Sheil Colonial Chapel. Burial will be Saturday, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FISHER, Vera Louise ROSE
1929-2018
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Vera Louise (Rose) Fisher, 89, of La Monte, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Saturday morning, May 5, 2018, at her home in La Monte. She was born April 14, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, one of 17 children, the daughter of Carrie Ann (Cox) Duppass and Lester Arthur Rose. On September 20, 1950, in St. Louis, Mo., she married Warren Avon Fisher. He preceded her in death on December 23, 1972. In her early years, Vera worked as a cotton picker and was also employed at Bemis Bag Company for almost a year. Vera’s faith in Jesus Christ was an important part of her life. She enjoyed raising and caring for her son and grandchildren. If anyone had a need, she gave anything she had to meet it. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include four grandsons, Jason Fisher, La Monte, Mo.; Michael Fisher, St. Louis, Mo.; Shaun Fisher, Clarksville, Tn.; David Fisher, Clinton, Mo.; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by one brother, Ralph Duppass, Sedalia, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James Avon Fisher; a grandson Brett Hefner; and 15 brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FISK, Leta Carmyle SHEEK SIERCKS
1911-1975
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leta Carmyle Fisk, 64, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died September 27, 1975, at Westwood Nursing Home. Born May 1, 1911 to Allie and Euna Sheek, Carmyle spent her years in and around Henry County. On August 20, 1932, she was married to Clarence Siercks, who preceded her in death. Three children blessed this union: Charles of Kansas City; Robert of Calhoun, and Rae Donna McVey of Independence. In August of 1965, Carmyle married Blake Fisk, and two step-daughters were added to the family. Preceded in death by a husband, Clarence Siercks; and a brother, Orba Sheek. Funeral services were conducted at Tebo Baptist Church, with burial at Englewood Cemetery.

FITZGEREL, R. H. "Fitz"
1907-2001
Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 16 2001 - R. H. "Fitz" Fitzgerel, 94, Lee's Summit, died at the John Knox Care Center Friday, October 12, 2001. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 18, at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit. Burial will be in Lee's Summit Cemetery. He was born in Kingsville July 30, 1907. He graduated from central Missouri State Teachers College. He began a teaching career at Wood's Chapel School in Raytown. He married Helen Jane Smith on May 26, 1934. Moving to Clinton, he began a career with Mobil Oil Co. He and his wife were 50-year members of the Clinton Methodist Church. In 1988 they moved to John Knox Village where he was a member of the Men's Club and the Finance Committee. His later years were devoted to caring for his wife, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease and preceded him in death in 1996. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Bo Fry and Barbara and Pat Kline and six grandchildren, Mike Fry, Betsy Sklar, Ann Fry, Cathy McCague, Patrick and John Kline and three great-grandchildren.

FITZPATRICK, Ferroll Clifford Sr.
1920-2002
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 2 2002 - Ferroll Clifford Fitzpatrick, son of Pleasant Lee and Una May Crawford Fitzpatrick, was born March 5, 1920, in Hickory County and died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. Clifford worked for Remington Arms Lake City for 16 years before he retired in 1981. He was baptized at Durnell Chapel near Weaubleau. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1894, the Eagles and the Elks, all in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sandra Lee; two sons, Ferroll Clifford, Jr. and Ronald Darby; one grandson, Christopher Ferroll, and his wife Tressie. He was also preceded in death by one brother, J. P., and one sister, Ladora. He is survived by his two daughters, Sally Rude and Leasa Brewer, both of Clinton; one sister, Una Lee Allen, Lee's Summit, as well as seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Saturday, March 23.

FITZPATRICK, Tressie Uzziel BATSCHELETT
1922-2000
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2000 - Tressie Uzziel Fitzpatrick, daughter of George Henry and Drusie Esther (Southard) Batschelett, was born October 3, 1922, in Henry County, Mo., and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on September 25, 2000, at the age of 77 years. She was a telephone operator for United Telephone for 15 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, VFW Auxiliary, Eagles and the Henry County Historical Society, all in Clinton. Tressie was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Ronald D. Millward, Sr. in 1968. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Fitzpatrick of the home; two daughters, Sally Rude and Leasa Brewer; one brother Roy Batschelett; one sister, Beverly Barnhart, all of Clinton; as well as seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

FLAHERTY, Marla R. SALLEE
1959-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 16 2003 - Marla R. Flaherty, 43, Urich, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at the Nebraska Health System (Hospital). Services will be Tuesday, June 17, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence. She was born December 2, 1959, in Independence to Wayne and Marise Sallee. She was a member of the Mission Woods Community of Christ Church. She is survived by her husband, Vince Flaherty; one son, Ethan Flaherty; parents, Wayne and Marise Sallee; two sisters, Linda Flaherty and Laura Sallee; one stepdaughter, Karen Flaherty; one stepson, Jason Flaherty, and two grandsons, Nicholas and Devon Flaherty.

FLAHERTY, Mildred Viola SCHMEDDING
1913-2006
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 20 2006 - Mildred Viola Flaherty, daughter of John and Lena (Cook) Schmedding, was born Mary 13, 1913, in Germantown, and died at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Clinton, on May 20, 2006, at the age of 93 years. Mildred was a homemaker. She lived most of her life in Kansas City until the family moved to Roscoe in 1964. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Osceola, the Roscoe Sewing Circle and Roscoe Historical Society. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lena (Cook) Schmedding; her husband of 28 years, John W. Flaherty; two sisters, two brothers and her daughter-in-law, Marla Flaherty. She is survived by one daughter Nina and husband Bill Hixon, Piedmont, Oklahoma; three sons, John "Pat" Flaherty and wife Marnie Hammer, Kansas City, Vincent Flaherty of Urich and James and wife Linda Flaherty of Clinton; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, on Monday, May 22, with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City.

FLANERY, Marion O.
1889-1992
Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marion O. Flanery, age 102, died Thursday, April 22, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born September 19, 1889. He grew up in Lee's Summit and graduated from Ruskin High School at Hickman Mills. He attended Central Missouri Business College in Warrensburg. He was a homesteader in Colorado and taught school there. In August 1916 he was united in marriage to Addie Gillum. To this union two daughters, Martha and Jean, were born. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Martha. On July 4, 1931 he married Belvia Gilbert and they made their home in Warsaw. They operated a furniture store in Warsaw and later moved to Lincoln where they owned and operated a cattle ranch until 1973. His wife, Belvia, preceded him in death in July 1973. In 1974 he married Arlice Harvey at Warsaw. They continued to make their home in Warsaw until his passing. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Arlice, of the home; one daughter, Jean Riddle of Warrensburg; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 26, at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia.

FLEEMAN, Joseph T.
1835-1903
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, Missouri, Jan 16 1904 - In memory of Joseph T. Fleeman of Brownington, born 1835 in Henry County, Va. and died Monday, Dec. 28, 1903, aged 68. He has been a sufferer for about 25 years but seemed to be getting better, till he took the measles, then he naturally grew worse, till the measles and complication of diseases caused his death. At the age of 8, he moved to Tenn. with his parents and at the age of 18 he came to Boonville, this state, where he stayed till the winter of '74, when he married Miss Lucinda Bone, Dec. 3, 1874, then he lived in and about Brownington until his death. Leaves a widow, 3 sisters, one brother and 8 children to mourn his passing. All his children were at his bedside but one, Miss Ida, who was on her way from Colorado, where she has been for some time at work. Mr. Fleeman was a member of no church, but a firm believer in Christ.

FLEISCHER, Otto Ludwig
1917-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Otto Ludwig Fleischer, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Fischer) Fleischer, was born on August 27, 1917, in Bates County and departed this life at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital on April 26, 1994, at the age of 76 years. Mr. Fleischer spent nearly all of his life in the Bates County area except for the four years he spent in the Army during World War II. He attended Zion Lutheran School through the 8th grade and began his career farming as soon as he was out of school. After his discharge from the Army, he attended the Veteran's Vocational School for more than 2 years. Otto was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City and was baptized into Christian Faith on September 9, 1917. He was confirmed on march 20, 1932, into the Lutheran Church Missouri Senate, and served as a voting member and was on various committees for the church. He was active in forming the Mid America Dairyman's Association, and also was active in the Rich Hill American Legion and the Butler Disabled American Veterans. Otto was united in marriage to Erna Rottmiller on August 29, 1943, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Iloxie, Ks. To this union six children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Stephen John and Luther Frank Fleischer. He is survived by his wife, Erna, of the home; two sons, David Fleischer of the home and Robert Fleischer of Rockville; two daughters, Colleen Wilson of St. Louis and Annette Koscik of Mentor, Oh; three sisters, Elle Altevogt of Alhambra, Il., Norma Altevogt of Mt. Olive, Il., and Martha Kottwitz of Edwardsville, Il.; and four grandchildren. Otto was a very devoted and loving husband and father. He enjoyed working together with his sons in the farm operation. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Services were held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City on Saturday, April 30, 1994. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

FLEMING, Alice L. LANG
1916-2006
Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 3 2006 - Alice L. Fleming, 89, Clinton, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Westwood Nursing Center. Funeral services were Monday, April 3, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. She was born December 22, 1916, in Rich Hill, daughter of Edward and Della Royce Lang. She was a graduate of Rich Hill High School. She married Donald Fleming and they moved to Southgate, California, and remained there until he retired and then made the move back to Missouri. She attended Northeast Baptist Church in recent years. She enjoyed volunteering at Golden Valley Hospital and Clinton Senior Center. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband and brother Frank L. Lang. Survivors include her sister-in-law Daisy Reese, and very close friend, Mary Jane Gebhardt.

FLEMING, Glen Franklin
1917-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glen Franklin Fleming, 75, Route 3, Windsor, died Tuesday evening, December 15, at Calhoun. He was born August 30, 1917, at Weatherby, Missouri, the son of George Franklin Fleming and Carrie Mae James Fleming. On July 2, 1939, in Dekalb, Missouri, he married Margie Parker who survives of the home. Mr. Fleming was a farmer and worked for the Windsor Special Road District for a number of years. He was a Baptist. In addition to his wife, Mr. Fleming is survived by a son, Larry Franklin Fleming, Ft. Worth, Texas; a daughter, Sharon K. Ivey, Wichita, Kansas; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Mitchell Fleming, Gallaton, Floyd Fleming, Alleman, Iowa; one sister, Ruby Wolf, Kidder. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FLEMING, Margie PARKER
1922-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 30 2007 - Marie Fleming, 85, Windsor, died Friday. April 27, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born January 3, 1922, in Pattonsburg, the daughter of Samuel Franklin Parker and Anna Jane (Malby) Parker. On July 2, 1939, in Dekalb County, she married Glen Franklin Fleming, who died December 15, 1992. Mrs. Fleming was a homemaker. Survivors include a son Larry Franklin Fleming, Ft. Worth, Texas; a daughter Sharon K. Ivey, Wichita, Kansas; a sister Bonnie Isabell, Windsor; three grandchildren, Rhonda, Mike and Bret; four great-grandchildren, Jonathon, A.J., Taylor and Skylar; a great-great-grandchild Alexis, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a nephew Aarond Isabell. Funeral services were Monday, April 30, at Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FLEMING, Ruthie E. CAIRIER
1920-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruthie E. Fleming, 71, 407 West 18th, Sedalia, died Tuesday evening, August 6, 1991, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1920, in Windsor, daughter of Moses C. and Florence M. Thompson Cairier. On June 15, 1941, in Sedalia, she married John J. Fleming, who survives of the home. She was educated at Mark Twain School and Smith-Cotton High School, graduating in 1938. She was a member of the Sedalia Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association. Other survivors include a son, Judge Gary W. Fleming, Sedalia; two daughters, Beverly Sue Olsen, Marshall and Janet Lynn Fleming of the home; two brothers, John L. Cairier, Sedalia, and M. C. Cairier, Kansas City; two sisters, Dorothy Jeanne Helmsoth, Cole Camp, and Kathryn Keppel, Kansas City, and two grandchildren.

FLETCHALL, Lewis L.
1941-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2005 - Lewis L. Fletchall, 63, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 18, at the Park Lawn Funeral Home, Northland Chapel in Liberty. He was born October 12, 1941, in Worth County, to Elva and Madeline Fletchall, who preceded him in death. After high school he came to Kansas City where he was employed by TWA for 38 years. He married Christina Johnson July 16, 1965. He is survived by his wife Christina, of the home; son Kevin, his wife Lisa and their son Brett, Liberty; two sisters, Colleen DeField and husband Vernon, Kansas City, Wanda Batson and husband Jerry Gallatin, and two brothers, Earl Dean Fletchall and wife Jayne, Sedalia, and David Fletchall and wife Karen, Grant City; many cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends.

FLETCHER, Frank Lowell
1934-2005
Oak Grove Cemetery, Norwood, Wright Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2005 - Frank Lowell Fletcher, son of the late Albert and Ethel (Thornhill) Fletcher, was born December 27, 1934, in Wright County and went to be with the Lord November 29, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at age 70. Frank lived in rural Norwood until he graduated from Mountain Grove High School. He attended Southwest State Teacher's College in Springfield and received degrees in business and math. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was previously married to Margaret Houston. He married Berniece (Ballinger) Petry on April 12, 1980, in Maryville. During Frank's lifetime, he was active in Jaycees, Rotary and several Chambers of Commerce. He started his business career at National Bellas Hess, worked for P.N. Hirsch in Maryville and Higginsville for 20 years, followed by Matco/Places in El Dorado Springs. For the past 20 years, he and Berniece have owned Clinton Office Supply. Frank was well-known for his love and knowledge of history and his latest hobby, genealogy, which consumed much of his spare time. Frank is survived by Berniece, his wife of the home; five daughters, Angie Sims and husband Charles, Independence, Robin McCarty and husband Larry, Independence, Lesa Esposit, Blue Springs, Beth Petry of Kansas City, Becki Morlan and husband Tad, Springfield; three sons, Mike Petry and wife Debbie, Lenexa, Kansas, Steve Petry and wife Pam, Clinton, Matt Petry and wife Jennifer, Clinton; a brother Bill fletcher and wife Katie, Clovus, California; a sister Doris Moore and husband Lloyd, Edwardsville, Kansas; mother-in-law Ruby Ballinger of Westboro; 21 grandchildren, Pat, Amy Aimee, Brandee, Melissa, Jarod, Rex, Ryan, Ashley, Trey, Tori, Grant, Tyler, Olivia, Christian, Nick, Chance, Jacob, Caleb, Alison, Emma, and five great-grandchildren, Logan, Zachary, Evan, Arista and Owen. Funeral services were held at the Windsor Assembly of God Church on Friday, December 2. Graveside services were held at Oak Grove Cemetery, Norwood.

FLINN, June Ann
1929-2011
Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper Co, MO
June Ann Flinn, age 82 of Clinton, Missouri beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed into everlasting life with our Lord Thursday, July 7, 2011. Mrs. Flinn retired management with AT&T, Wichita, Kansas after 39 years of service(22 years perfect attendance) locating to League City, Texas with family. She enjoyed conservative politics and local community beautification activities prior to later relocating to Missouri. She was born to the late Jack and Opal Ferneau, June 2, 1929 in LaSalle, Illinois and raised in Joplin, Missouri. She is survived by three siblings, Betty (Jay) Rodney, Wichita, Kansas, Dr. James (Lana) Ferneau, Columbia, Missouri, and Jerry (Sharon) Ferneau, Joplin, Missouri. Mrs. Flinn is survived by her two daughters, Lora Flinn, of Clinton, Missouri and Jennifer M (Brent) Burns of Creighton, Missouri; her grandchildren, Michael (Christina) Burns of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Blake (Jessie) Burns of Creighton, Missouri and Whitney Marie Cole of Houston, Texas. Mrs. Flinn is also survived by her three great-grandchildren, Maija Liisa Burns, of Virginia, Natalie Ryan Burns and Dane Thomas Burns of Missouri. A graveside service will be held at Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, Missouri.

FLIPPIN, Lawrence H. Jr.
1926-2002
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 22 2002 - L. H. Flippin, Jr., 75, Clinton, died Friday, January 18, 2002, at his home. - Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 29 2002 - L. H. Flippin, Jr. was born March 8, 1926, in Kansas City, son of Lawrence H. and Kathryn Elizabeth Hays Flippin. He was a member of Allen Street Baptist Church and a former deacon at Hartwell Baptist Church. He drove for the Pony Express Carrier Corporation and retired in 1991. He married the former Wilma L. Howard and she preceded him in death on August 6, 2001. His parents, one brother, William Robert Flippin, and one sister, Phyllis Flippin, also preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Garey E. Flippin and wife, Donna, Clinton; one daughter, Carolyn S. Wallace and husband, Gerald, Woodinville, Washington; two grandsons, Bryce Wallace and wife, Robin, Bellevue, Washington, and Justin Flippin and wife, Sabrina, Springfield; two granddaughters, Blythe Wallace, Woodinville, Washington, and Jana Flippin, Clinton; two sisters, Lois Barnes, Independence, and Kathryn Steenrod, Lockwood, and one brother, Alvin Flippin, Harrisonville. Funeral services were held January 23 at Allen Street Baptist Church. Burial was in Norris Cemetery.

FLIPPIN, Paul
1923-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Paul Flippin, 87, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Wednesday morning May 25, 2011, at his home. He was born July 13, 1923, in Houstonia, Mo., the son of Oscar Flippin and Goldie Bell (Kindle) Flippin. On September 8, 1945, in Windsor, Mo., at the First Baptist Church parsonage, he married Bercha Mae Campbell who survives of the home. Paul worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory, as a Foreman, for over 44 years from 1942 until his retirement in 1985. He served his country as a member of the United States Army, serving in World War II. Paul was a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor. He enjoyed woodworking and repaired furniture for people and made specialty furniture such as cabinets and armoires. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Paul and Bercha Mae enjoyed traveling and were members of the Truman Lake Ramblers for many years. Paul enjoyed going to Larry's "coffee shop" on Main Street as long as he was able. In addition to his wife, Bercha Mae, survivors include a sister, Neva Beyer, Windsor, Mo.; a brother, Ellsworth Flippin and his wife Mary Lou, Archie, Mo.; 3 sisters-in-law, Shirley Flippin, Memphis, Tn; Sara Campbell, Clinton, Mo.; and Ruth Campbell, Sedalia, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Lionel "Bub" Dramann, Gladstone, Mo.; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Flippin; an infant niece, Judith Sharon Beyer, a nephew, Danny Lee Beyer, and a great-nephew Douglas Lee Beyer. Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FLIPPIN, Wilma Le HOWARD
1927-2001
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2001 - Wilma Le Howard Flippin was born in Benton County July 18, 1927, the only child of Alva Lee and Viola Blanche Sadler Howard. She died August 6, 2001, at her home. Wilma accepted Jesus as her Savior when she was 11-years-old, during a revival held by Rev. Holland. She was sprinkled and became a member of the Hickory Chapel Methodist Church in Benton County. Later during her first year of marriage, she was baptized in the Artesian Lake in Clinton and became a member of the Hartwell Baptist Church. When they moved to Clinton she transferred her letter to the Allen Street Baptist Church. She taught and helped in Vacation Bible School, taught Sunday School, played the piano for church, was Bible Readers' leader and prayed for the missionaries in Training Union. She was a faithful member until her death. On November 7, 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, L. H. Flippin, Jr. She loved people, especially her church family and loved to witness for her Lord every opportunity she got. Wilma and Junior always went to the hospital every Saturday afternoon to visit anyone there who they knew, also visiting the nursing homes and shut-ins. Preceding her in death were her parents, parents-in-law, a sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law, three aunts, three uncles and one niece. Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, Garey Flippin and wife, Donna, Clinton; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Wallace and husband, Gerald, Woodenville, Washington; two grandsons, Bryce Wallace and fiancee, Robin Escher, and Justin Flippin and wife, Sabrina; two granddaughters, Blythe Wallace and Jana Flippin; one aunt, Pauline Houk, Lincoln; one uncle, Charles Sadler, Windsor; one brother-in-law, Alvin Flippin, Harrisonville, and two sisters-in-law, Lois Barnes, Independence, and Kathryn Steenrod, Lockwood. Funeral services were held August 9 at Allen Street Baptist Church. Burial was in Norris Cemetery.

FLOWER, Reecie Lee WALLACE
1930-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Reecie L. Flower, 81, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia, Mo. She was born May 21, 1930, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, the daughter of Grady and Lessie Wallace. On July 5, 1948, in Crow Mountain, Arkansas, she married Rodney Grover, "R.G." Flower II, who preceded her in death on April 19, 1984. Reecie was raised in Arkansas and moved to Missouri in 1962. She was a homemaker and managed the family farm for many years after the death of her husband. Reecie was involved in many community organizations including 4-H Club and Girl Scouts, and worked with many children during her life, teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. In later years, she went to work for Vincent's Name Brand Clothing Stores in Cole Camp and Tightwad, Mo. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, painting and making crafts, watching western movies, listening to all kinds of music and loved being outdoors. She was a long time member of the Hickory Chapel United Methodist Church, rural Lincoln; TOPS Club, in Windsor; a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association. She is survived by 2 sons, Grady Flower and Rodney Flower, both of Windsor, Mo.; 2 daughters, Patty Harris and her husband, Brandt, Tonkawa, Oklahoma; Betty Briggs, Garden City, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Marie Murphy, San Angelo, Texas and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Donna Flakus and Rodna Taylor; 2 granddaughters, Jennie Howard and Megan Flower. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FLOYD, Jennieve
abt 1917-2003
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 18 2003 - Jennieve Floyd, 86, Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of St. Clair County, died Sunday, February 16, 2003, at the Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral services will be Friday, February 21, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with burial in the Osceola Cemetery.

FLOYD, Robert Gustiva Sr.
1912-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Gustiva Floyd, Sr. was born November 17, 1912, in Pleasant Hill to Gustave and Dora Lindsay Floyd. He died July 14, 1995, at his home in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 82 years, seven months and 27 days. Robert lived in the Osceola area from 1931 until 1949. He was a longtime resident of Des Moines, Iowa. Robert was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired truck drive, retiring in 1977 and was a member of the Teamsters Union. On November 2, 1945, Robert was united in marriage to Jennieve Haste in Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ray Allen Floyd, two brothers, Abraham Floyd and Edwin Albert Floyd, one sister, Fern Markham. He is survived by his wife, Jennieve Floyd of the home; two sons, Robert G. Floyd, Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa, and Edward Floyd, Woodward, Iowa; two sisters, Dorothy Coppenhaver of Kansas City, and Bertha Pollard of Camdenton; two brothers, Herman Floyd of ElDorado Springs, and Steele Floyd, Raytown, and four grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

FLOYD, Steele T. "Iron Man"
abt 1923-2002
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 22 2002 - Steele T. "Iron Man" Floyd, 79, Raytown, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Adrian Manor, Adrian. He was a retired checker/driver for Auto Convoy, a division of Ford Motors. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 24, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

FLOYD, Wanda BUCKINGHAM
abt 1934-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 7 2004 - Wanda Buckingham Floyd, 70, Columbia, wife of the late Harron O. Floyd Jr., died Friday, September 24, 2004. Born in St. Catherine, she was a daughter of the late William J. Buckingham and Nora Westmoreland Buckingham. A graduate of Clinton High School, she attended Girls State and was active in extracurricular activities. Surviving are sons Harron O'B. Floyd III of Columbia, Daniel R. Floyd of Columbia, Richard E. Floyd and wife Mary LaFaye Floyd, of Columbia; daughters Cayce Floyd Baldree and her husband Robert Troy Baldree, Greenville, and Nancy Floyd Shealy and her husband Tray L. Shealy, Chapin; grandchildren, Courtney and Catherine Floyd, Lauren and Thomas Baldree, Grant and Mark Shealy, and sister Dorothy Ann Moore, Kansas City.

FLUKE, Bettyrae ZUMSTEIN
1926-2014
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 20 2014 - Bettyrae Fluke, 88, Clinton, died Friday, October 17, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Bettyrae was born January 20, 1926, in Fulton, Co., IL, the only child of Henry Jacob and Veda Mae Rock Zumstein. She grew up in Fulton County where she graduated from the Fairview, IL, High School. She was married to Marvin Edwin Fluke on April 21, 1945 in Ellisville, IL. To this marriage was born two daughters, Emily and Elaine. Marlin preceded her in death on October 18, 2009, after 64 years of marriage. The family moved to Clinton in 1958 where Marvin was employed by the Peabody Coal Company for 41 years. Bettyrae is survived by her daughters, Emily and her husband, Lee Ward, Independence, and Elaine and her husband, Charles Boten, Lee's Summit; a grandson, Blaine Edwin Ward and his wife, Debbie, Belton, a granddaughter, Betsy Ward of Independence; six great-grandchildren, Shelby and Jordan Bain, Emily, Jack, Brody and Bryce Ward. Bettyrae was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church for 56 years where she was the financial secretary for 31 years. She and Marvin served as presidents of the Missouri Federation of Square Dancers. She was a talented artist and was a longtime member of the Lorna Kemper Club and the Seedling Garden Club of Clinton. She was active in many bridge clubs in Clinton for over 50 years and served as a volunteer for the Henry County Museum. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 22, at Clinton United Methodist Church. Entombment will be at Carpenter Cemetery, near Chilhowee.

FLUTTY, Thomas
1832-1914
Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, Bates Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Dec 18 1914 - Thomas Flutty died at the home of his son, Charley Flutty, Thursday morning Dec. 10, after a short illness with pneumonia fever. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon. Burial in the Johnstown cemetery.

FLUTY, Clementine W. "Pat" LITTLE
1925-2004
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 3 2004 - Clementine W. Fluty, 79, daughter of Louis Lester and Anna Barbara (Wix) Little, was born June 20, 1925, in Bates County, near the Pleasant Gap community. She departed this life November 25, 2004, at Clinton Health Care and Rehabilitation in Clinton. Pat, as her family and friends called her, spent most of her adult life in Montrose. She was united in marriage to Wilbur Ray Fluty January 24, 1942, and to this union three children were born. Mrs. Fluty was a homemaker, rasing and caring for her family in a loving manner. In November 1990 Pat and John M. Fluty were married. She loved animals and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Pat's family and friends will always remember her great sense of humor. Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Wilbur; two sons, Randy and Todd Fluty; a granddaughter Tandy Sublette; a sister Geneva Humphries, and a brother Lee Little. Survivors include her husband John Fluty of the home; one daughter Melodie and husband Dean Matthes, Clinton; four grandchildren, Aaron Matthes, Mindy Steinbach, Amanda Cothern and Randall Matthes, all of Clinton, and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services were at Montrose Cemetery Monday, November 29.

FLYNN, Edward L. Jr.
1924-2004
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 13 2004 - Edward L. Flynn Jr., 79, Clinton and formerly of Leeton, died Thursday, August 12, 2004, at the VA Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born October 3, 1924, in Buckner, the son of the late Edward Leo Flynn Sr. and the late Bessie E. Kabrick Flynn. On August 31, 1963, he married Sally Hazlett in Harrisonville. She survives of the home. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army from March 6, 1943, to November 24, 1945, and was a POW. He worked and retired for Percy Kent Bag of Kansas City and was a farmer. He was a member of the VFW of Clinton, was a commander of State Chapter of POW's and a Protestant of faith. Survivors include his wife Sally Flynn, Clinton; a daughter Cassandra L. parks, Weatherby Lake; two sons Rocky W. Flynn, El-Reno, Oklahoma, and John D. Caswell, Lee's Summit; seven sisters Pauline Trusedell of Higginsville, Dorothy Foltz of Hoxie, Kansas, Margie Brumfield of Godfrey, Illinois, Elizabeth Ketteman of Oak Grove, Shirley Peal of Grain Valley, Carol Williamson of Grain Valley and Bonnie Paden of Kansas City North; a brother A. G. Flynn, Sedalia; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One daughter Trudie Flynn, and two brothers Orville and Charles Flynn, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 17, at Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

FLYNN, J. W.
n/a-1904
Clinton Missouri, Aug 20 1904 - A sad and fatal accident happened to J. W. Flynn, the well known agent for Watkins' medicines, at a crossing this side of Windsor Monday evening, when he was struck by the World's Fair special and died in a few minutes. One horse was killed and the other one had to be killed. The medicine wagon was badly wrecked. The remains were brought to Clinton on the same train and an inquest was held. His remains were taken to Milan for burial, accompanied by his wife, A. G. Sherman and Mrs. Dr. Neitherton. A member of the I.O.O.F. at Milan.

FLYNN, Linda Kay LYONS
1943-2018
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Linda Kay Flynn, 75, of Hermitage died July 27, 2018, at her home. She was born May 11, 1943, in Champaign, Illinois, the daughter of Charles Lyons and Mary Collier Lyons. She worked as a clerk for the IC Railroad for several years. Survivors include her son, Lt. Col. William Lee Flynn of Honolulu, Hawaii; one daughter, Mary Flynn of Hermitage; and grandson, William Lee Flynn II. Private family services will be at a later date. Cremation was under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.

FLYNN, Rachel R. CASTO
1903-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 1 2002 - Rachel R. Flynn, 98, Windsor, died early Wednesday morning, July 31, 2002, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born October 27, 1903, in Benton County, near Cole Camp, the daughter of George Washington Casto and Melinda Belle (Scarborough) Casto. On September 21, 1941, in Elko, Nevada, she married James A. Flynn, who died July 1, 1971. Mrs. Flynn was a licensed practical nurse and had worked at the Washington State Hospital, Ft. Steilcome, Washington, for 20 years before retiring in 1964. She had also worked during World War II wiring battleships being manufactured for war. Later after moving to Windsor she worked at Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. Survivors include two step-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a stepson, George Flynn; six sisters, Lula, Sarah, Anna, Blanche, Minnie, Mary, and two brothers, Carlton and Charlie. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 2, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FOCKLER, Elmer R.
1910-1992
Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elmer R. Fockler, 81, Windsor, died Thursday, February 27, 1992, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. He was born November 14, 1910, near Knob Noster, the son of George Fockler and Maude Nace Fockler. He was married on May 4, 1935, to Doveta Zornhardt in Clinton. She survives her husband. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Windsor. He was a farmer and worked at Whiteman AFB for 18 years. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Phillip Fockler of Lee's Summit; two brothers, James and Lester Fockler, Knob Noster; three sisters, Delores Peterson and Agnes Beard of Knob Noster and Ann Baird of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Faeson Hall, who died July 6, 1991. Two brothers and a sister also preceded him in death. Funeral services will be Sunday at the Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg, with burial in Knob Noster cemetery.

FOGEL, Ellen Vivian DICE
1927-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Ellen Vivian Fogel, 65, Rich Hill, died Friday, June 19, 1992. She was the widow of Joseph W. Fogel, who died in 1986. She is survived by her fiance, Ed Simpson, of the home; six sons, Bill Dice of Nevada, John Dice of El Dorado Springs, Joseph Fogel, Jr. of Mindenmines, Carl Fogel of St. Louis, Thomas Fogel of Casper, Wyoming and an adopted son, Steven Baldwin of Blum, Texas; three daughters, Georgia Robb of Quincy, Pam West of Clinton and Sally Fogel of Milo; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and many very special friends. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive cemetery on Saturday, June 20.

FOGELSONG, Jonathan
1831-1913
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Jan 2 1914 - Jonathan Fogelsong, age 82 years 3 months died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Crites in this city last Saturday morning of pneumonia after being sick only a few days. All that tender care, loving hands and medical skill could do was done to prolong his life but to no avail and on Saturday morning he passed to his reward beyond. He was a man beloved by all who knew him; a kind and loving father, a true friend and his loss will be keenly felt by those associated with him. He was a charter member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church organized at Bear Creek, and later the organization was moved to Montrose. He lead a beautiful Christian life, was an elder in this church 45 years previous to his death. Following we give a short life sketch of the deceased: Jonathan Fogelsong was born Sept. 27, 1831 in Johnson county, West Virginia, came to Bates county Mo., in 1860. Served in the Civil war. After the war he came to Henry County, and located on a farm near Bear Creek and has resided there almost continually until death. Only one daughter survives him, Mrs. Crites of this city. Funeral services were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church Monday morning by Rev. Winstead and burial at Montrose cemetery.

FOHN, Ruth Ann
1951-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth Ann Fohn, 43, Clinton, died Monday, April 24, 1995, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. She was born August 27, 1951. She lived in the Buckner-Oak Grove area all her life, until moving to Clinton a little over five years ago. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph M. Fohn in 1983, and her mother, Anna T. Fohn, in 1994. she is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Terry Fohn of Urich; two nephews, Leonard and Curtis Fohn, Urich. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner. Reppert-Brown Funeral Home, Buckner, is in charge of arrangements.

FOLEY, Anetta "Nettie" FOSTER
1885-1980
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Anetta (Nettie) Foster Foley, 94, Warrensburg Manor Care Center and formerly of 403 Furmeson St., died Jan 28, 1980 at Johnson County Memorial Hospital.  She was born Dec 19, 1885 near Chariton, Iowa, the daughter of John and Rachael (Best) Foster.  She was the eighth of 12 children and the last to survive. She was married to Omer R. Foley on Dec 25, 1909 in Clinton.  Mrs Foley had lived in the Warrensburg area for the past 20 years. She formerly lived in Clinton, Lamar, Colo., and Arcadia, Fla. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. R. H. (Margaret) Norcross of Centerview and Mrs. E.W. (Mabel) Bishop of 105 Marr Drive; four sons, Vance and Leland Foley of Phoenix, Ariz. Gale Foley of Manchester, Tenn., and Omer Foley Jr. of Valpariso, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Sweeney-Phillips Chapel.  Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

FOLEY, Betty Lou CAMPBELL
abt 1934-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Betty Lou Campbell Foley, 61, died Wednesday, May 17, at her home in St. Joseph. She was born in Pettis County and later lived near Calhoun, married and moved to St. Joseph in 1952. Survivors include her husband, Patrick Foley; two sons and one daughter, Dale Shifflett, Eddie Shifflett and Barbara, all of St. Joseph; one sister, Bonnie Mantonya and husband, Everett, Clinton.

FOLEY, Leroy
1854-1932
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 28 1932 - Roy Foley died at his home on West Jefferson street at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday with intestinal flu and complications. He had been ill about two months. Leroy was born in Lowden county, Virginia, October 13, 1854. He moved to Arrow Rock, Missouri, with his parents, when a small lad. He was united in marriage to Miss Lilly Lemon. June 15, 1881, at Marshall, MO. Seven children were born to this union. His devoted wife survives. Six children are left to comfort her. They are: Mrs. Zella Pierce, Omer Foley, Ernest Foley and Faris Foley, of Clinton, Mrs. Frank Foster, Topeka Kan; Mrs. Earl Wilson, Pueblo Colo. One son Thomas Foley, was killed in the World War. There are 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Marion Pierce; the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Pierce, of Clinton. He leaves three brothers, Jim Foley of Booker, Texas; Bob Foley of Nevada MO; Charles Foley, Houstonia, MO; two sisters: Mrs. Bettie Jenkins and Mrs. Icie Tevis, Houstonia, MO. Mr. and Mrs. Foley came to Henry county in 1890 and have lived here all of that time with the exception of five years they spent in Colorado. He always had extensive farm interests and when his sons were at home the would tend 400 and 500 acres of land. He had been a member of the Baptist church at Good Hope for more than 30 years. The funeral services were held at his late home on West Jefferson street, Wednesday afternoon. He was laid to rest in Englewood by the side of his son. All his children were at his bedside at the time of his death. His sisters and brothers from Houstonia came for the funeral, also Mr. and Mrs. Burl McDaniel, of Houstonia. Mr. and Mrs. Foley celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last June when they had a family reunion of all the family.

FOLEY, Lilly Ann LEMON
1857-1937
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Lillie Foley Dead - "Grandma Foley," as she was so generally known, a good woman of West Clinton, passed to her Heavenly reward at 11:45 on the Sabbath day. Mrs. Foley was another influenza victim, for her many years made her a poor combatant of the dread disease. Mrs. Foley was born August 8, 1857, near Williamstown, Grant County, KY, the daughter of Thos. and Sarah Lemmons. She came with her parents to Lewis county, Mo., in 1871, later moving to Saline County. She was married June 15, 1881, to LeRoy Foley and they long made their home near Clinton, where Mr. Foley was a successful farmer, retiring some years ago. They then came to Clinton to live and in 1932 Mr. Foley preceded his wife in death. She united with the Marshall Christian church when a young girl, later transferring her membership to the Christian church at Clinton. Mrs Foley is survived by her children, Mesdames Frank Foster, Berryton, Kans., Earl Wilson, Pueblo, Colo.: Zella Pierce, Clinton; Measrs. Omer Foley of Arcadia, Fla.; Ernest Foley of Sedalia, and Faris Foley of the home. one other son Thomas Foley, was killed in France during the World War; one brother, Duke Lemmons, of Williamstown, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted at the Foley home on West Jefferson street on Tuesday and the body was laid to rest in Englewood, her grandsons acting as pall bearers.

FOLEY, Mary Nancy KINDRED PARSONS
1895-1994
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Nancy Parsons Foley was born May 30, 1895 in Clinton, the daughter of William F. and Lula Cora (Richardson) Kindred. She passed away February 28, 1994 at the Monterey Park Nursing Home in Blue Springs, at the age of 98. She is survived by one son, Loyd Parsons, Bowling Green, Florida; five daughters, Clara Hamilton and Mary Field, both of Kansas City, Pearl Parsons, Lemon Grove, California, Lucille Simpson, Clinton, and Maudie Walters, Smithton; one sister, Goldie Collins, Clinton; two daughters-in-law, Winnie Parsons and Dot Parsons, both of Lakeland, Florida; 40 grandchildren and 78 great-grandchildren and many other descendants. Funeral services were Friday, March 4, 1994 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FOLEY, Thomas Lloyd
1894-1918
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 1921 - Thomas Lloyd Foley, third son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Foley, was born July 31, 1894, near Chilhowee, Mo. He grew to manhood in Henry county, near Clinton. June 24th, 1918, he left Clinton for Camp Pike, Ark., in Co. B. 153 Inf. Aug. 4th he sailed for France from West Virginia and entered the battlefield Sept. 28th, when he was put in Co. H 128 Inf. 32nd Div. Was wounded and gassed in Argonne Forrest. After two weeks in the hospital he went back to the firing line and received his fatal wound, Nov. 10, which came from a machine gun bullet, striking him in the abdomen, from which he died at 10 a.m., Nov. 11, at Field Hospital No. 29, 5th Div. He was buried the same day in American Cemetery No. 4 at Dura Sur Meuse, France, by Chaplain Gifford Ernest. Aug. 13, 1921, his body arrived in Clinton. Funeral by Rev. Lindsey at Christian church. Reburial at Englewood. He is survived by his father and mother, of Lamar, Colo., who were unable to be here on account of sickness; also three brothers and three sisters, as follows: Mrs. Zella Pierce, Clinton, Mo., Mrs. Ada Foster, Omer, Ernest Faris and Mrs. Virgie, all of Lamar, Colo. Omer and Virgie were here for the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Foley were unable to be present, Rev. Lindsay had Marks, the photographer, to take a picture of the audience in front of the church, just after the funeral as they were taking the casket from the church, and will send the picture to his parents.

FONKE, Frank Harry
1900-1984
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Frank Harry Fonke, 84, Clinton, died Monday (November 26, 1984) at a hospital here. He was born in St. Clement, Mo., and lived in Montrose, Mo., before he moved to Clinton. Mr. Fonke was a farmer in Montrose for 40 years before he retired in 1965. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. He leaves two brothers, William C. Fonke of the home and Albin Fonke, Montrose, and a sister, Mrs. Laura Ferguson, Los Angeles. Services will be at Thursday at the church; burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose.

FONKE, Judy Ann BATSCHELETT
1942-2006
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 21 2006 - Judy Ann Fonke, 64, Clinton, died early Tuesday morning, August 8, 2006, at her home. She was born January 23, 1942, the daughter of Frank Clarence and Susan Florence (Hartley) Batschelett. She was a 1959 graduate of Clinton High School and worked at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City and later at the Clinton Daily Democrat. She married James J. Fonke on January 5, 1962. She was a homemaker and took great pride in her home. She was often seen working with her flowers and mowing her yard. She was also known for her great cooking and baking, especially her rum cake. She loved garage sales, Atomic Fireballs, Dairy Queen's Flame-thrower hamburger and Coke. She also liked to walk and ride her bike. She was not a "joiner", never belonging to clubs or wanting to be in large crowds, but there was one thing she was, an animal lover. She could never say no to a dog or cat in need, especially dogs. There was always room for one more. She would find them in her front yard, down the road, in parking lots and once in a country cemetery. She once said when she died she hoped she would go to where all the dogs go to, because then she would know it was Heaven. She was preceded in death by her father Frankie on April 19 1981, and her mother Susan on November 9, 1986. She is survived by her husband Jim of the home; one daughter Denise Smith and husband Doug; one son Mike Fonke and wife Tracy, all of Clinton; four grandchildren (who called her Nanny), Sara Carter, Coley, Emma and Noah Fonke; her sister Corasue Thompson and husband Bill, Clinton; her sister-in-law Connie Gustafson and husband Gale, Newburgh, Indiana; niece Holly Gustafson of Indiana and nephew Tory, California, and a very special niece Heather Winter and husband Brent, and her great-nephew (who called her Gunky) Zachary, all of Clinton, and of course, her dogs, Bitsy, PeeWee, Sassy, Barney, Teenie and Casey, and a multitude of cats; many other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, Saturday, August 12. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FONKE, Oleta Mae ZEHNDER
1916-2004
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2004 - Oleta Mae Fonke, daughter of Herbert F. and Georgia (Warner) Zehnder, was born on December 4, 1916 in Henry County. She died December 21, 2004, at her residence near Montrose at the age of 88 years. Mrs. Fonke lived her entire life in Henry County, most of it in the Montrose area. She was united in marriage to Albin Fonke on August 4, 1951, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose. She was a loving wife and mother who devoted her life to her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her daughter, Connie and her husband Gale Gustafson of Evansville, Indiana; son James J. and wife Judy Fonke, Clinton; grandchildren Holly Gustafson, Tory and wife Jacqueline Gustafson, Denise and husband Doug Smith, Mike and wife Tracy Fonke, and four great-grandchildren, Sara, Coley, Emma and Noah. She will be sadly missed by all of those who had the privilege of knowing her. Funeral Mass was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Friday, December 24. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

FONTANA, Inex Margaret KEESEE
1929-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Inez Margaret Fontana, 4-B West Rogers Street, Clinton, passed away January 13, 1992 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 62. Inez was born September 30, 1929 in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Wiley R. Keesee and Ruth M. Estes Keesee. She is survived by one son, David Fontana of Clinton; one daughter, Mary Jane Chambers of Las Vegas, Nevada; three grandchildren; one brother, William G. Keesee of Kansas City, and one half sister, Sheila Barrow of Green Briar, Tennessee. Cremation.

FOOSE, Gladys M. MILLER
1917-2005
Waverly Cemetery, Waverly, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 25 2005 - Gladys M. Foose, 87, Windsor, died at her home Sunday, January 23, 2005. She was born February 16, 1917, in Corder, the first child of Frank Martin Miller and Lottie (Ohnesarge) Miller. she married Claude Orval Foose July 27, 1935, in Carrollton. He died March 30, 1986. She worked for a number of years at the cafeteria at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, later at Hughes' Drive-In in Windsor, which is now Bob's Drive-In. She then worked as a part of the cooking staff at Windsor Elementary School for several years before retiring. She and her husband pastored a church in Norfork, Arkansas, and several Assembly of god churches in Missouri towns before and after moving to Windsor in 1954. She was a member of the local Assembly of God Church. She is survived by two sons, Tom Foose and his wife Sylvia, Holden, and David Foose and his wife Barbra, Grandview; two daughters, Joyce Riley and her husband Charles, and Martha Sherrill and her husband Larry, all of Windsor; a brother, Raymond Miller, St. Louis; two sisters, Emma Wagner, St. Louis, and Leanna Bird, Alma; 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, one in infancy, and Robert L. Miller, and a sister Lucille Worth. Funeral services are Thursday, January 27, at Windsor Assembly of God Church. Burial will be at Waverly Cemetery, Waverly.

FOOTE, Ebenezer Lull
1829-1909
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO - Ebenezer L. Foote, for over forty years a resident of Clinton departed this life at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, Nov. 8. For some months he had been a sufferer from heart trouble and was a little improved in health when about a week before his death he was stricken with pneumonia. His already weakened constitution could no longer endure and he yielded to the latter malady. Deceased was during his long career as a businessman in Clinton, characterized by an upright open life and absolute commercial integrity. He was associated with his younger brother, W. A. Foote, in partnership in merchandising and milling and these relations were harmonious and enduring until the disposition of the firm's business brought about a dissolution. E. L. Foote was a native of the Empire State of New York, and was born in Clinton, Oneida county, June 10, 1829, so that he had passed his 80th milestone. About 1852 he was married to Miss Hannah N. Hunn of Batavia, N. Y. who passed away in 1902. In 1856 they moved to Springfield, Illinois, and in 1862 at the outbreak of the war he was made Captain of a company in the 14th Illinois Cavalry. After the war, in 1867, he came to Clinton, Missouri, and embarked in the hardware and grain business. Two years later he was joined by his younger brother, W. A. Foote, and they became partners, this association lasting until a year ago. When they retired from the hardware business in 1892 they conducted a mill and elevator and proved a strong factor in the commercial progress of our city. The funeral will be conducted at the First Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon. Interment at Englewood Cemetery under Masonic auspices.

FOOTE, Hannah Noise HUNN
1832-1903
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 3 1903 - Mrs. E. L. Foote breathed her last Thursday, January 1, 9 a.m. at her home on North Main street. Her departure is a personal affliction, so kind and dear as a neighbor and friend. In her rare character was blended unbounded kindliness and generosity, with a firmness that never swerved from the paths of duty; fresh and bright when suffering bodily ailment that would have crushed the spirit of a weaker nature. Born May 18, 1832 in Alexander, New York. Her maiden name was Hannah Noise Hunn and she joined the Baptist church at the age of 15. She became the cherished and beloved wife of E. L. Foote. They came to Clinton in 1867, where she and her husband have worked as one in every good word and work. Her example of submissive patience to the Master's will in the varied afflictions of life is a picture of calm sweetness, while the sufferings of the past few months so quietly borne now shine in the death scene as the radiant evening star has shone during her nights of waiting for the one clear call. That call from earthly work to a higher service around the redeemed saints. The only surviving sister, Miss Julia Hunn, was telegraphed for at her home in Batavia, New York. Several half-brothers reside in New York.

FOOTE, Nellie Marguerite VANNICE
1895-1998
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nellie Marguerite Foote, daughter of Edwin B. and Sarah Eleanor (George) Vannice, was born October 28, 1895, at Vista. She died Monday, December 21, 1998, at the Balanced Care Center in Hermitage. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Freeman and her husband Tony, Overland Park, Kansas; her two sons, Bill and his wife Clara, and C. L. and his wife Ila, all of Osceola; her eight grandchildren, Eddie Kay VanRossenbaum, Chris Hyatt, Cindy Schlender, Randy Freeman, Steve Foote, Tim Foote, Bill Foote and James Richard Foot; her 18 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 23, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

FOOTE, William Avery
1839-1923
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - William Avery Foote was born December 12th, 1839, Clinton, Oneida County, New York, and died August 30th, 1923. His parents were John and Mary (Lull) Foote, both natives of the state of New York. The Foote family is of English lineage and the ancestors of William A. Foote were early settlers in New England. Nathaniel Foote, of England, immigrated to New England in 1636 and was one of the first settlers of Weathersfield, Connecticut. Mary Lull, the mother of William Avery Foote, is a descendant of one of the earliest families to settle in New York. John and Mary (Lull) Foote went to Wisconsin and spent the last years of their lives in Dane county, that state, where they both died. They were the parents of nine children, William A. being the youngest and three of their sons served in the Union army during the civil war. William Avery Foote was ten years of age when his parents removed from Oneida to Wyoming County, New York, where the father conducted a tannery and woolen mills. In 1858 William went to Springfield, Illinois. Here he attended school for a time and for four years was employed in a hardware store. He then went to Indianapolis, Indiana, to work in a hardware store for the same employer, where he remained about four years. In 1869 he came to Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, where he and his brother Ebenezer Lull Foote, engaged in the hardware business under the firm name of Foote Brothers. They also conducted a grain and elevator business in partnership, E. L. Foote having charge of that department and William A. Foote conducted the hardware business. In early days flax was extensively grown in this section and Foote Brothers made a practice of loaning large quantities of flax seed to the farmers for seeding purposes in this and surrounding counties, going as far south as Bolivar, Mo. When the Foote Brothers started in business in Clinton there was no railroad in Henry County and their goods were hauled mostly from Warrensburg. They continued business in Clinton for forty years, disposing of their mercantile business in 1909, and since that time Mr. Foote has been practically retired from active life. Mr. Foote was united in marriage September 14, 1869 with Miss Emma D. Wood, a native of Springfield, Massachusetts. To Mr. and Mrs. Foote were born two children - Mrs. Mary F. Kerr and Mrs. Robert E. Harman. Mrs. Foote departed this life January 12th, 1917. Mr. and Mrs. Foote were Baptists. They aided in the construction of the first building of the local church and were active workers during its long years of usefulness. The funeral services were conducted at the late home in the corner of Green and Fifth streets, Saturday morning, September first. Burial in Englewood Cemetery.

FORBES, Cheryl Elaine SCHMITTER
1956-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 24 2001 - Cheryl Elaine Forbes, 45, Clinton, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 28, 1956, in Kansas City, the daughter of John and Zelma (Grissom) Schmitter. She was a graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School. She married Gary Forbes on June 19, 1982, in Lord's Park, Harrisonville. She was a cook. She is survived by her husband, Gary, of the home; one son, Ryan Adams, Sedalia; one daughter, Holly Adams, Harrisonville; one brother, John Schmitter, Belton; two sisters, Jean Wilson, Peculiar, and Bonnie Duffy, Marble City, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Damian and Kimberly Shyanne Adams, both of Sedalia. Funeral services were Saturday, September 22, at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Cremation.

FORCE, Iona Lucille PALMER
1921-2007
Sunset Memory Gardens, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2007 - lona Lucille Force, 86, Deepwater and formerly of Leavenworth, Kansas, died Sunday, September 23, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born June 14, 1921, In Benton, Iowa, the daughter of Oral E. and Dicy Fern (Golliday) Palmer. lona worked at Skelley Oil on the Plaza, Kendall's Drug Store in Lansing, Kansas, she drove a school bus for the Lansing Schools and ended her career as a correctional officer at the Kansas Correctional Institute, Lansing. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Leavenworth, for over 30 years and then transferred her membership to the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, Deepwater, and was also a member of the Deepwater Senior Center until it closed. She was preceded in death by her husband Emery Force; one son John Emery Force; a half-brother Duane Weaver, and a half-sister Mary Palmer. lona is survived by her daughter Wanda Force, Deepwater; one son Jim Force and wife Fran, Gridley, Kansas; one daughter-in-law Linda Force of Kansas City; one half-brother Bill Palmer of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; two half-sisters, Thelma Johnson of Blair, Nebraska, and Marie Campbell of Blockton, Iowa; three grandchildren, Steven John Force and wife Shelbi, Shari Force and Brian Force, and three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Shaya and Michaela Force. Funeral services were held at the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, Deepwater, on Saturday, September 29. Interment was In the Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.

FORD, Billie S. VANCE
1928-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 19 2001 - Billie S. Ford, 72, Kansas City, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at the North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday at D. W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born November 10, 1928, in Shelbina, to Mary and Dave Vance. She moved to Kansas City in 1946. She was a hairdresser since 1963. She retired in 1991 after owning a shop in Armdale for 10 years. She is survived by her son, Andy and his wife, Brenda Ford, Clinton; two grandsons, Tyler and Connor Ford; sisters, Betty Harvey, Shelbina, and Judy Petty, Salina, Kansas; brothers, Jerry Vance, Copperas Cove, Texas, and Jim Vance, Belleville, Kansas.

FORD, Claude Everett
1909-1981
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Claude Everett Ford, eldest of three children of Charley and Grace M. Ford, died February 24, 1981 at his home in Sacramento, CA, after a long illness. He was born March 8, 1909, near Clinton, MO, and lived most of his life in Henry County. He farmed with his father until the family moved to Clinton in 1928. He was then employed at the Lindstrom and Booth Hatcheries until they closed, and at that time he became hatchery operator at the Allen Hatchery, Windsor. Mr. Ford retired in 1977 and moved to Sacramento to be near his children. He married Neva Tilton January 5, 1931, in Clinton. He is survived by his children, also a sister, Mrs. Owen Wade of Clinton. Services were at the Andrews and Greilich Funeral Home in Sacramento with burial in Sacramento, CA.

FORD, Doreen RHOADS
1927-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Doreen Rhoads was born September 1, 1927 in Columbus, Kansas, the daughter of Holland and Inez (Kauble) Rhoads. She passed away Sunday, March 6, 1994 at her home in Clinton, at the age of sixty-six. Doreen was a graduate of the Clinton High School. She lived in Clinton most of her life. Doreen was a telephone operator for many years, working for the United Telephone Company. Doreen liked to do embroidery and latch hook and also enjoyed fishing. She especially liked being with family and friends. Doreen was a member of the Northeast Baptist church in Clinton. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Eagles Lodge. She is survived by one son, Robert "Bobby" L. McCartney, IL, and wife, Paulette, of New London, Mo.; three brothers, Russell Rhoads, Decatur, Georgia, Marvin Rhoads, Clinton, and Jim Rhoads of Oklahoma; one sister, Shirley Doss, Marietta, Georgia; three grandsons, David McCartney, Mableton, Georgia, Robert "Rob" L. McCartney III, New London, Christopher McCartney, New London. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 9, 1994 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

FORD, Emery
1946-2001
Peaceful Home Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2001 - Emery Ford, son of Thomas and Dorothy (Jenkins) ford, was born July 12, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio, and died at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, on August 10, 2001, at the age of 55 years. Emery worked for Rival Manufacturing in the molding and screw machine department until 1980. He was a member of the Freedom of the Road Riders, Chapter 35, Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home; a son, Michael Ford and wife Tracy; a daughter, Teresa Claypool and husband Tony, all of Deepwater; two brothers, Lewis Ford of Raytown and Doug Shoemaker, Deepwater, and three grandchildren, Nichole Ford, Lindsey Ford and Jazmen K. Claypool. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, August 14. Burial was in Peaceful Home Cemetery, Lowry City.

FORD, Loyd Morris Rev.
1876-1899
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun MO, Nov 25 1899 - Loyd Morris Ford was born near Lewis Station Feb. 2, 1876. His early life was spent on the farm, laboring in the field and tending to the stock and, when but a small boy, ready to answer any questions you might have about the farm or his father's business. As his father was away from home a great deal of the time, working in the mines, it left quite a responsibility on his shoulders. He took a great interest in his books and graduated at the head of the class at the Lewis school. He confessed Christ as his Saviour when he was only 11 and, through the influence of his Christian mother, he occupied the position in which he was engaged, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. By his industry and economy, he obtained the necessary funds to enter the Kentucky University September, 1895 and the four years succeeding were filled with happy, dutiful work. His congregation was large and he was highly complimented on his preaching. While he was here in Calhoun last July, he said that he expected to enter the University again in September and after two more years would graduate in the classical course in the college of the bible, and with the AB degree from the college of liberal arts. But before many months rolled by, disease laid hold of him and within the short period of one month, the summons came for him to come up higher.

FORD, Virginia Catherine "Kate" SLACK
1858-1936
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, March 1936 - Mrs. Kate Ford Dead - Virginia C. Slack, youngest of the nine children of James C. and Caroline Humphries Slack, was born June 22, 1858, in Chariton county, near Laclede, Mo. She died in her home in Windsor Saturday evening, March 21, after a week's illness of "flu" and pneumonia. She was married to William Bennett Ford December 2, 1874. To this union were born six children, three sons and three daughters. The oldest son, Loyd, died in Lexington, Kentucky, at the age of twenty-four. He would soon have been graduated from Kentucky University and the College of the Bible to enter the Christian ministry. Mr. Ford died in 1897, so Mrs. Ford was a widow for almost forty years. She reared, trained and educated the children, who were the pride and joy of her life. The surviving children, all of whom were here for the funeral, are Mrs. Margaret Sossamon, of Ada Oklahoma; Mrs. Willie Chipman of Calhoun; Thos. W. Ford of Baltimore, Md., James R. Ford, of Los Angeles, California; and Mrs. Caroline Howes of Dunkirk, Maryland. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She is survived by two brothers, Judge Henry Slack, of Calhoun and Tom Slack, northeast of Clinton. Mrs. Ford was a woman of indomitable will power, unusual physical strength, high courage and dauntless faith. She became a member of the Christian church early in life and was always devoted to the church and loyal to the ministers. For many years she has been one of the most valued members of Windsor Christian church and one of the most highly revered women in Windsor. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Calhoun cemetery.

FORD, William Bennett
1846-1897
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 20 1897 - Wm. B. Ford, superintendent of the Tebo Coal Mines, was killed Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the afternoon. He got on the cage at the top landing to go down to the prop landing to put on some props and, just as he was nearing the landing, he tried to get off the cage and caught his head between a 2 x 4 cross bar of the shaft and a cross bar on the cage, crushing his head and causing instant death. His body was conveyed to the residence of G. W. Powels, where an inquest was held by G. A. Shepherd, a justice of the peace, on the same evening. Leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss. His wife, who lives on a farm near Windsor, arrived at Lewis on the south bound evening passenger train. His remains were carried to Calhoun Thursday and taken to the home of his brother-in-law, Henry Slack, and was interred at that place Friday morning. - Clinton MO, Feb 27 1897 - William B. Ford, who was killed in the mine accident at Tebo Coal and Mining Company on Feb. 17, was born in West Virginia December 23, 1846. He married Miss Mollie Hazelwood August 13, 1865. They had three children, Henry, Walter and Josiah, Walter surviving him. Mr. Ford enlisted in the 7th Mo. Militia and served during the war. He was married again to Miss Virginia C. Slack, Dec. 3, 1874 and they had six children - Loyd M., Maggie M., Willie B., Thomas W., Rolla and Caroline. He joined the Baptist church under the preaching of Uncle Wm. Lawler in 1884. He was a brother of Mrs. J. W. Morgan and Mrs. Mary Edmondson of Calhoun and a brother-in-law of Alf, Henry, Thomas and John Slack. He was buried in the Calhoun cemetery.

FORDERHASE, Earl August Dr. Rev.
abt 1908-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dr. Earl August Forderhase, 84, former Clinton pastor, died November 3, 1992, in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Ky., following open heart surgery. A resident of 415 Falls Street, London, Ky. Dr. Forderhase was a Southern Baptist minister of 63 years. He was ordained to the ministry on September 29, 1929, in Browning, Missouri, the same day he married Goldie P. Barnes of Missouri. Longtime Missouri natives, Dr. and Mrs. Forderhase lived in various Missouri towns where he served as pastor, including Keytesville, Hardin, Odessa, DeSoto, Clinton, St. Joseph and St. Louis. In St. Louis, he was pastor of Euclid Baptist Church on Kingshighway until the congregation moved to the county to merge with Edmondson Road Baptist Church. During his pastorate, an entire new church facility was built on Edmondson Road. Dr. Forderhase retired in 1972 from the Edmondson Road Church pastorate and moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, where, over the years, he served as pastor to two Tennessee Baptist churches, and did interim and supply preaching in Tennessee and Western Kentucky. during his years as a pastor in Missouri, he served on the board of Missouri Baptist Hospital and on a number of Southern Baptist boards and committees on local, associational and state levels. His undergraduate work was completed at William Jewell College in 1932; the Bachelor of Divinity and Dr. of Theology degrees were earned at Central Seminary, Kansas City, Kansas. The memorial service was conducted November 6, 1992, at First Baptist Church, London, Kentucky, followed by burial at A. R. Dyche Memorial Park, London, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Goldie, of London, Ky., and Dwight Forderhase, minister in Lancaster, Ky.; a brother, V. F. "Pete" Forderhase of Arlington, Texas, and five grandchildren.

FORDERHASE, Earl Duane Dr. Rev.
1934-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services were held Thursday, November 3, 1994, at the House-Rawlings Funeral Home in London, Kentucky, for the Rev. Earl Duane Forderhase, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, London. He suffered a fatal heart attack at his home in London on November 1, 1994, at the age of 60. Dr. Forderhase was born February 18, 1934, in Keytesville, Missouri, to the Rev. Dr. Earl August Forderhase and Goldie Barnes Forderhase. His father, a Baptist minister, had served pastorates in Baptist churches throughout Missouri between 1929 and 1972, as was pastor of First Baptist Church, Clinton, from 1953 to 1957. Dr. Duane, like his minister father, was a graduate of William Jewell College, Liberty; his father was co-captain of the Cardinal football squad in 1928-1929. Dr. Duane had also attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar. His parents preceded him in death: Dr. Earl Forderhase November 3, 1992, Goldie Forderhase January 30, 1994. Duane Forderhase served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church, London, for three years. He had also served on a number of boards of benevolent organizations, private schools, and of Seton Home Health Service, Inc., and Tri-County Hospice, all in the London area. He was also a pastoral counselor for Tri-County Hospice. He had a long and distinguished career both as minister and educator. Having received his M.A. degree in history and his Ph.D. degree in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma, he taught philosophy and religion at the University of Oklahoma; Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa; and Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, for 18 years. There, he also served as chairman of the Department of Philosophy. During that period he served both Baptist and Presbyterian churches in and around Fairfield, Iowa; in the communities of Marietta, Lindsay, Norman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Clarksville, Tennessee and surrounding areas, including the Western Kentucky towns of Hopkinsville and Pembroke. In addition to William Jewell College, he was a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. During his Seminary years (1956-59) he served either as associate pastor or as pastor of several churches in Texas and Southeastern Oklahoma. Dr. Forderhase is survived by his wife, Carol, of London; a son, Gregory Duane, an attorney in Knoxville, Tennessee; his daughter, Alison Petre, of Knoxville, TN; and one brother, the Rev. Dwight Forderhase, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, Kentucky. Interment was in A. R. Dyche Memorial Park, London, KY.

FORDERHASE, Goldie Faye BARNES
1909-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Goldie Faye Barnes Forderhase, 84, 415 Falls Street, London, Kentucky, died Saturday, January 30, 1994, at Marymount Medical Center in London. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 1, at House-Rawlings Funeral Home. Burial was in the A. R. Dyche Memorial Park, London. She was a member of First Baptist Church, London. Born February 2, 1909 in Corder, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Lola (Linn) Barnes. She was the widow of the late Dr. Earl August Forderhase who served Southern Baptist churches in Missouri and Tennessee for more than 63 years. Dr. Forderhase was pastor of First Baptist Church, Clinton, from 1953 to 1957. Mrs. Forderhase was a homemaker and devoted church worker as she served with her husband in their various pastorates. Surviving are two sons, Dr. Duane Forderhase, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, London, Ky., and the Rev. Dwight Forderhase, pastor of First Presbyterian, Lancaster, Ky.; two granddaughters, Alison Petre of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Ashley Luck of Lancaster, Kentucky; three grandsons, Greg Forderhase, Memphis, Tn., Tim Forderhase, Jackson, Tn., and Kevin Luck, Abilene, Texas.

FOREMAN, Theodore Paul Sr.
1919-2003
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2003 - Theodore Paul Foreman, Sr. was born September 12, 1919, in Kansas City, to Paul Melville and Virginia "Turnham" Foreman, and died July 9, 2003, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was raised in the Kansas City area and then picked apples in New York. He worked with his father on the Rock Island Railroad. He joined the Navy in 1940 and had the rank of First class Signalman when he was honorably discharged October 30, 1944. In April 1943, he married Frances Starbird and to this union five children were born. He worked as a painter for the G.M. Leads Plant in Kansas City. In 1951, he relocated to Lowry City and attended GI School. He owned the Highway Cafe and Ted's 66 Service Station in Lowry City. In 1958 he went to work for Bendix, later known as Allied Signal (now known as Honeywell) where he retired in March 1983. On December 7, 1958, he married Minnie Louise Lasley and to this union five children were born. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Brown; one daughter, Patricia Lee Foreman; one son, Theodore Paul "Teddy" Foreman, Jr.; one grandson, Edgar David "Eddie" Geisinger II; second wife, Minnie Louise Foreman and one sister, Thelma Elizabeth Foreman. He is survived by his eight children, Virginia E. "Ginny" and Seth Wade of Raytown, Judith A. "Judy" McCune, Raytown, Lurae Foreman of Kansas City, Randy Dean and Jeanie Foreman of Pleasant Hill, Robert William "Bob" Foreman of Stockton, Kathy L. and Richard Wilkerson of Clinton, Norma Jean Moran of Littleton, Colorado, Irvin Melville "Mel" and Brenda Foreman of Lowry City; two sisters, Martha Virginia "Ginger" Fox of Independence and Graycemae Patricia Crawford of Independence, 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 12, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home with burial in the Lowry City Cemetery.

FORMAN, David Smith
1818-1899
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Jul 6 1899 - D. S. Foreman died at his home on North Main Street Friday morning at 5:30 o'clock (June 30, 1899) after a short illness. He was buried Saturday at Laurel Oak cemetery. Mr. Foreman was born in New York in 1818 and was therefore 81 years old. He went to California in 1849 where he stayed a number of years. He came to Missouri about 31 years ago and settled on his farm in Pettis County. About 12 years ago he came to Windsor where he has resided ever since. Mr. Foreman has been in bad health a number of years and was very feeble. He leaves a wife and two sons, Deshler who is in Arkansas and Miles. (Note from Jerry Forman: This was my great great grandfather and his full name was David Smith Forman)

FORMAN, Matilda A. COWHICK CLARK
1844-1936
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, April 1936 - Mrs. M.A. Forman, who was 92 years old April 2, died Wednesday afternoon at the family home on North Main Street after several weeks illness due to her age. Mrs. Forman is one of the oldest citizens of Windsor and spent the greater part of her life here. She was married twice, having four children by the first marriage and one by the last. She is survived by three daughters and two sons as follows: Mrs. Orr McCough, Seminole, Oklahoma; Mrs. Betty Cooper, Kansas City; Charlie Clark, Mrs. Annie Buckner and Miles Foreman of the home. She is also survived by four grandchildren and three great grand children. Funeral services will be held at the Austin Funeral Home Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

FORNSHELL, Hershel D.
1963-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Hershel D. Fornshell, 48, of Windsor, Missouri, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 19, 2011, in Columbia, Mo. as the result of a deer hunting accident. He was born April 1, 1963, in Boonville, Mo., the son of Delbert Fornshell and Lula Mae "Punkie" (Campbell) Fornshell. On May 26, 1984, in Nelson, Mo., he married Tina Lynn Ekstrand and she survives of the home. Hershel had worked at the International Shoe Factory in Marshall, Mo. and Meyer Metal Craft in Windsor, Mo. He had also worked for the Gary Switzer Farm, Quality Carpet/Clinton Office Supply, and was currently working for the Windsor Furniture Company. He loved to hunt and fish and made his own homemade deer jerky. He was a member of the Assembly of God of Windsor Church. In addition to his wife, Tina, survivors include 2 daughters, Feleina A. Edwards, and Felicia M. Fornshell and her fiancé T.J. Melton, all of Windsor, Mo.; a brother Steve Fornshell and his wife April, Marshall, Mo.; a sister, Denise Crusha and her husband Jim, Windsor, Mo.; an aunt, Carol Adams and her husband Randy, Marshall, Mo.; an uncle, Tim Campbell and his wife Brenda, Boonville, Mo.; 6 nephews, 4 nieces, and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at the Windsor Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FORREST, Ruth R. CONE ESTES
1909-2001
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 26 2001 - Ruth R. Forrest, 91, longtime resident of Clinton and Osceola, and recently of Olympia, Washington, died March 18, 2001. Ruth was born on July 26, 1909, to Alvin and Myrtle Cone, in Chalk Level. In her younger years, Ruth worked as a garment worker and restaurant worker, as well as being a homemaker and retired from Unitog in Clinton. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Elias Estes, who she married on December 10, 1927. They were divorced. Ruth was married to Clyde Forrest on October 22, 1980, who also preceded her in death. Ruth was also preceded in death by three brothers, Everett, Roy and Lee Cone, and one sister, Laura (Cone) Nevius, and her parents. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Patricia Lou (Estes) Landes and son-in-law, Benny J. Landes, of Olympia, Washington; one sister, Esther Fern (Cone) Kelly, Osceola; two grandchildren, Terry Gene Landes and Karla Ruth (Landes) Cuzdey, both of Olympia, Washington; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Ruth was raised in the Chalk Level area and lived most of her days in Osceola and Clinton before moving to Olympia six years ago. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Funeral services were Saturday, March 24, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola. Internment was in Kidd's Chapel.

FORSTER, Allen Keith
abt 1968-1992
Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Crawford Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Allen Keith Forster, 24, Grandview, died Sunday, July 12, 1992, in Kansas City where he was stabbed while aiding an assault victim. He was born in Sullivan, Mo. the son of Alfred Herman, Sr. and Mary Ann (Fierce) Forster. He had lived in Cuba, Mo. and Lee's Summit before moving to Grandview about five years ago. Mr. Forster was a stone mason and roofer in Harrisonville and southeast Kansas City. He leaves his mother, Mary Ann Gudde, Kingsville; maternal grandparents, Chris Marion Fierce, Sr., Evansville, Indiana, and Jessie Lorrine (Wilson) Fierce, Bonita Springs, Fl.; four brothers, Alfred Herman Forster, Jr., Lee's Summit, Richard Dale Forster, LaMaze, Ca., Daniel Heath Page, Kingsville, and Chuck Forster, Cuba; and one sister, Tammy Gladen, Steelville, Mo. Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 15, 1992 at Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Mo.

FORSYTHE, Edward Kapels "Buddy"
1923-1943
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Thursday, Apr 8 1943 - Edward Forsythe Dies In Airplane Crash, Young Flier, Alone In Ship, Is Killed Monday Night About Two Miles North of Hamilton Field, California - Clinton boy Lieut. Edward Forsythe, son of Kapels Forsythe of Clinton and who was taking last six weeks of tactical training in aviation at Hamilton Field, Calif., crashed in his pursuit plane two miles north of Hamilton Field at 10:45 p. m. Monday, April 5, 1943, bringing death immediately to the fine young soldier. A telegram to his sister, Miss Lucille Forsythe, later that day made no further statements, so details of the accident are not yet known. His plane was a one mane pursuit ship, so it is presumed he alone was in the accident. Edward Kapels Forsythe was born August 25, 1923 at Garland, the only son of his parents, Kapels Forsythe and his late wife, Elsie Parks Forsythe, to whom death came in 1928. Edward, a splendid chap, attended the Second Street Methodist Church after the family moved to Clinton in 1926 and was in the Clinton High School class of 1941, where he was a creditable and popular student and an outstanding track man. After graduation he served as the assistant manager at the Mattingly Bros. Store until January 5, 1942; when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He began his training at Sheppard Field, Texas and Ft. Wayne, Ind., then after several months in California was sent to Yuma, Ariz., where he was graduated with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He had expected a furlough before being sent for the last of his training at Hamilton Field and was enjoying thoroughly his flying. He was happily planning a visit home, when his present six weeks work was completed. He was an excellent aviator, quick, fearless and dependable and his life, snuffed so untimely in the adverse wind, was given as the true soldier would have wished it, doing his job, and with no regrets. He is survived by his father and sister, Miss Lucille Forsythe, and his grandmother, Mrs. W. B. Parks, with whom he made his home most of the tie since the death of his mother; also his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. George Calvin, with whom they made their home the first winter after Mrs. Forsythe's passing. The body will be brought to Clinton for burial, arrangements for which have not yet been made.

FORSYTHE, Elsie Jewel PARKS
1905-1928
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Elsie Jewel Parks was born September 19, 1905, in Clinton, Mo. She grew to womanhood here and on June 11, 1921, she was united in marriage to Kaples Forsythe. She had been a patient in the Stebbins hospital since May 29, being operated on May 31, and there she passed away on the 13th of June, being 22 years, 8 months and 24 days old. She had always been a home loving girl, ready to help all, striving to please, never considering her own health. She was a faithful wife and mother and although in ill health for a number of years she bore her sufferings without complaint. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn, her husband and two children - Lucile, 6 and Edward 4; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Parks; two brothers - Glenn and Robert, at home, and two married sisters - Mrs. Charles Calvin and Mrs. George Calvin, both of Clinton; two grandmothers - Mrs. H. Hamilton and Mrs. Emily C. Parks, of Baird, Wash. Also a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends. The funeral services were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Calvin, Friday morning, after which she was laid to rest in Englewood cemetery.

FORTH, James L.
1936-2002
Hastain Cemetery, Hastain, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 28 2002 - James L. Forth, 65, Calhoun, died Saturday, October 26, 2002, at his home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 29, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in the Hastain Cemetery, near Hastain, Missouri.

FORTNEY, Martha Elizabeth KOCH
1908-1999
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Martha Elizabeth Fortney, 91, Higginsville, formerly of Warrensburg, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999, at the Meyer Care Center of Higginsville. She was born on June 15, 1908, in Henry County, the daughter of John Joseph Koch and Anna May Montgomery Koch. On July 23, 1933, in Kansas City, Kansas, she married William O. Fortney, who preceded her in death March 4, 1983. He was the sheriff for Johnson County from 1956-1964. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1926. She had worked for the Johnson County Collector Office. She was a member of the Extension Club, Republican Women Club and First Christian Church of Warrensburg. Survivors include two sons, James J. Fortney of Branson and William R. Fortney of San Francisco, California; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Friday at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg.

FOSNOW, Brandi M. "Sissy"
1979-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 2 2004 - Brandi M. "Sissy" Fosnow, 25, Windsor, died Friday afternoon, October 29, 2004, at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born October 3, 1979, in Coldwater, Ohio, the daughter of Pamela Sue Roberts. On May 15, 2004, at the Windsor Assembly of God Church, Brandi married Jared W. Fosnow, who survives of the home. She graduated from high school in 1997 in Smithton. She was a certified medical technician and had worked at Windsor Heathcare and Rehabilitation in Windsor for several years. Brandi enjoyed shopping and had recently taken up the hobby of scrapbooking. She attended Windsor Assembly of God Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a stepson Caleb Fosnow, of the home; mother and stepfather Pam and Jeff Roberts, Warsaw; a brother Luke Roberts and a sister Maggie Roberts, both of Warsaw; maternal grandparents Dona and June Williams, Lexington, Kentucky; paternal step-grandparents Gene and Peggy Roberts, Tightwad; parents-in-law Bill and Gloria Fosnow, Windsor; six nieces, one nephew and numerous aunts, uncles cousins. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 2, at Windsor Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FOSNOW, Robert Wayne "Bob"
1947-2017
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Robert "Bob" Fosnow, 69, of rural Windsor, Missouri died Friday morning, May 12, 2017, at his home. He was born on September 21, 1947, in Warrensburg, Mo., the son of John William Fosnow, Jr., and Laree Mae (Swisher) Fosnow. On January 28, 1967, at the Eldorado United Methodist Church, he married Connie Sue Galloway and she survives of the home. Bob was a cattle farmer and was the manager of the Farmers Coop in Windsor for 32 years, retiring in 2007. After graduating from high school he worked at the Ellis DX Station and the Thacker's Gas Station, both in Windsor. He had also worked at Union Wire & Rope Company in Kansas City, Mo., for a short time. Bob enjoyed gardening and woodworking, but spending time with his family and grandchildren were most important to him. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, and had also served on the Henry County R-1 School Board and the Windsor Rural Fire Department Board. In addition to his wife, Connie, he is survived by 2 sons, Robbie Fosnow and wife Sandra, Windsor, Mo., Daniel Fosnow and wife Emily, Jamestown, Mo.; 4 grandchildren, Skyler Fosnow, Cade Fosnow, Colby Fosnow, and Callen Fosnow; a great-grandchild on the way; 5 brothers, Larry Fosnow and wife Mary Ann, Windsor, Mo., Bill Fosnow and wife Gloria, Windsor, Mo., Rick Fosnow and wife Diane, Calhoun, Mo., Russ Fosnow and wife Alice, Windsor, Mo., and Randy Fosnow and wife Cindy, Sedalia, Mo.; 2 sisters, Linda Alcorn and husband Norman and Carol Sawyer and husband Don, all of Sedalia, Mo; a brother-in-law Gary White, Derby, Kansas; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and 2 aunts, Velma Keylon, Boise, Idaho, and Helen Henderson and husband Tyler, Kansas City, Mo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Fosnow and a sister, Marilyn White. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Assembly of God of Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FOSTER, Albert Francis
1947-2007
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 4 2007 - Albert Francis Foster, son of Albert and Lola (Showman) Foster, was born August 14, 1947, in Henry County. He died on November 15, 2007. at his home in Clinton at the age of 60 years. Albert lived most of his life in Henry County. He was a member of Parks Chapel Baptist Church. He was self-employed. He Is survived by his wife Delores Foster of the home; three stepsons, Dan and Joe Thurman, both of Leeton, and Eric Thurman of Calhoun; one stepdaughter Christy Thurman of Clinton, as well as four step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday. November 18. Interment was in Parks Chapel Cemetery, Clinton.

FOSTER, Alberta Gladys SMITH
1923-2006
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2006 - Alberta Gladys Foster, daughter of Robert Heath and Ocie Frances (Jones) Smith, was born March 22, 1923 in Bates County, Missouri. She passed away July 10, 2006 at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, Missouri at 83 years of age. Gladys spent all except nine years of her life on the farm where she was born. She was united in marriage to Charles LeRoy Foster September 30, 1940 and to this union three children were born. Mrs. Foster was a loving wife and mother. Her family was very important to her. Along with household duties she was employed at Wilkerson’s Restaurant, Cloverleaf Manufacturing and Appleton City Manor Nursing Home during her lifetime. Gladys was baptized in the Pleasant Home Baptist Church July 26, 1953. She enjoyed reading her Bible and lived her faith through helping others rather than being concerned with herself. She liked watching and feeding her birds and squirrels, also sewing and quilting. She was a true Royals baseball fan, following their games and statistics very carefully. Preceding Gladys in death were her parents, her husband, three brothers and four sisters. Survivors include her three children, Georgia and Jake Foster of Montrose, Missouri, Bill and Brenda Foster of Appleton City, Missouri, and Robert and Kathy Foster of Belton, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Snodgrass of Appleton City, Missouri and Edna Foster of Kingsville, Missouri; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services were Thursday, July 13, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

FOSTER, Bertha Isabelle GILLESPIE ROGERS
1915-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bertha Isabelle Rogers Foster died March 29, 1998, in Wichita, Kansas. She was born August 13, 1915, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Ida Louise Eisenmann Gillespie and Edward Gillespie. In 1934 she married Vern Delmar Rogers in Superior, Nebraska. To this union three sons were born, Dwayne Jay, Dallas LeRoy and Dennis Lee. Vern preceded his wife in death in 1951. Bertha and sons farmed for a few years before moving to Wichita in 1953. She had worked for Kings X for 25 years before retiring in 1977. In 1976 she married Homer "Nub" Foster. Those preceding her in death were Homer in 1984 and her oldest son Dwayne in 1995. Surviving are Dwayne's wife Carol of Derby, Kansas, Dallas and wife Linda of Clinton, Dennis and wife Claudette of Superior, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

FOSTER, Bertha Myrtle SIMMONS
1907-1996
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bertha Myrtle Foster, 89, died Friday morning, September 6, 1996, in Raytown, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Judy Foster, who had lovingly cared for her the past four months. Bertha was born in Osceola March 14, 1907, to Rosa Annie and T. J. Simmons, the last of 11 children who have all preceded her in death. Her father was minister of the Osceola Church of the Brethren and she accepted Christ at an early age there and she has been an active member and served her Lord until her death. She married Roy O. Foster June 14, 1925, and they made their home in the Osceola-Lowry City area until 1941, when they moved to Clinton. Roy died in June 1964. To this union eight children were born, six now living and two deceased, one being stillborn. Harold was the first and he cared for his mother until his death in March 1994. His wife June, Deepwater, survives. Two other sons survive in addition to Jim, mentioned earlier. They are Roy Foster and wife Lela, Clinton, and David Foster and wife Carolyn, Raytown; three daughters, Ruth Thornton and husband Bob, Springfield, Mary Lou Eaton and husband Mac, Blue Springs, and Frances Lightner and husband Joe, Springfield; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, many nieces and nephews and others who loved her so very much. According to Judy, her daughter-in-law, who was with her all hours of the day at the last, told us she said more than anything else "Thank You, Lord" and as she suffered daily, she still kept the same Christian attitude. Funeral services were held Monday, September 9, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FOSTER, Burnetta June DeLOZIER
abt 1931-2007
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2007 - Burnetta June Foster, 76, Foreman, Arkansas (formerly of Deepwater) died Monday, August 20, 2007, at the home of her son, Paul Foster, in Foreman, Arkansas. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 23, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was born in Deepwater. She was married to Harold S. Foster, who preceded her in death on March 17, 1994. She was member of the Osceola and Deepwater Church of the Brethren. She is survived by one son, Paul Foster and wife Jenny, Foreman, Arkansas; one daughter, Paula McFadden and fiancee, Jim Kent, Ventura, California; one brother Eugene DeLozier of Butler; three grandchildren, John Foster of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Amy Beaumier of Phoenix, Arizona, and Michelle Cornell of Milan, Missouri, and four great-grandchildren, Alica Beaumier, Damion Beaumier, Jordan Ward and Madyson Cornell.

FOSTER, Charles "Chip"
1959-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles "Chip" Foster, 50, Marshall and formerly of Windsor, died Sunday evening, February 21, 2010, at his home in Marshall. He was born December 29, 1959, in Windsor, the son of Charles Frederick Foster and Royena Gay (Hix) Foster. Chip attended school in Windsor and was a florist for many years at several Kansas City area florists, including Tobler's and Eidson & Fields Floral Shop. He attended Grace Community Baptist Church in Windsor. Survivors include his mother, Royena (Foster) Haskett, Windsor; four brothers, Joe Foster, Windsor, Bill Foster, Nevada, John Foster, Windsor, and Roy Haskett, Neosho, two sisters, Janette Neal, Leeton, Amie Ivey, Camdenton; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great- nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services will be Thursday, February 25, at Grace Community Baptist Church, Windsor.

FOSTER, Claude Edward
1918-2002
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 25 2002 - Claude Edward Foster, 84, Excelsior Springs, died Saturday, November 23, 2002, at a nursing home there. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, at the Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton, with burial in the Deepwater Cemetery. He was born January 13, 1918, in Deepwater, son of Elmer and Flossie Bledsoe Foster. He married the former Hazel Ruth on August 28, 1937, at Deepwater. He attended the Deepwater Baptist Church and was a member of the Richmond American Legion. Preceding him in death were his wife; his father; one son, James Foster; one daughter, Bette Pickering; one brother, James Foster, and four sisters, Tildie Davis, Lena Heston, Reba Lee and Mary Bledsoe. Survivors include his mother of Clinton; six sons, Claude A. Foster, Lawson, John E. Foster, Lexington, Charles W. Foster, Donald L. Foster, both of Kansas City, Tom Foster, Clinton, Tiny Tim Foster, Booneville; four daughters, Carmeleta Dugger, Kirbyville, Linda Goens, Lathrop, Brenda Toothman, Kansas City, Kansas, Glenda Foster, Springfield; 29 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; one brother, Cleo Bledsoe, Osceola, and one sister, Shirley Church, Warsaw.

FOSTER, David Walter
1936-2006
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 9 2006 - David Walter Foster, 70, Montrose, son of the late John F. and Leotta M. (Little) Foster, was born March 27, 1936, in Bates County and died at Bates County memorial Hospital in Butler, Saturday, October 7, 2006. "Dub" as his friends called him, had lived in the Montrose community all of his life. He and Wilma May Rice were married March 30, 1957, at the Christian Church in Appleton City. Mr. Foster was employed by the Missouri State Highway Department for 27 years. He was a member of the Henry County sheriff's Posse and the Montrose United Presbyterian-Methodist Church. He enjoyed coaching and playing baseball and softball while his children were growing up. Survivors include his wife Wilma of the home; his three children, Richard E. "Rick" Foster, Gwen Klass and husband Randy, and David L. Foster, all of Montrose; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; eight siblings, Leroy Foster of Butler, Etta Mae Roberts of Kansas City, Mary Houston of Montrose, John Foster of Warsaw, Cliff Foster of Montrose, Harold Foster of Adrian, Charles Foster of Independence and Rhonda Morris of Butler; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, October 9, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Montrose Cemetery.

FOSTER, Dean Audrey
1930-1998
Myers Cemetery, Hudson Twp, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dean Audrey Foster, the son of John M. and Susie Bracher (Leeper) Foster, was born on October 31, 1930, in Bates County. He died on October 16, 1998, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City at the age of 67 years. Dean lived nearly all of his life in the Appleton City area except for the time he spent in the Air Force where he served his country as an aircraft mechanic in England from 1951 through 1954. He worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Appleton City for several years. He was a member of the Park Grove Christian Church, Appleton City VFW Post 11242 and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Dean was married to Joyce Rowland on February 21, 1952, in Appleton City. To this union two sons were born. Dean was preceded in death by h is father. He is survived by his wife Joyce of the home; two sons, David A. foster and wife Regina, ElDorado Springs, and Rusty Foster and wife Terrie, Knob Noster; his mother Susie B. Foster, Appleton City; a sister Waneta and husband Clip Schallert of Montrose, and three grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan and Aaron Foster. Dean was always very proud of his family and greatly enjoyed his grandchildren. He enjoyed painting where he captured peace and tranquility in his rural farm scenery. Dean liked people and always enjoyed the laughter and the humorous side of life he shared with his family and friends. He was a member of the Apple Dumplings Square Dance Club where he enjoyed the dancing as well as the time spent with friends. He also enjoyed fishing and bowling in his spare time. Dean will be sadly missed by those who had the privilege of knowing him. Funeral services were Monday, October 19, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial was in Myers Cemetery, rural Butler.

FOSTER, Delores Kay HICKS THURMAN
1943-2015
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Delores K. Thurman Foster, age 72 years, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Windsor Healthcare and Rehab, Windsor, Missouri. Funeral service will be held Friday, October 30, 2015, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Interment will follow at Parks Chapel Cemetery in Tightwad, Missouri. Delores was born to Rolla and Mary (Parr) Hicks on February 16, 1943 in Clinton, Missouri. She was an avid reader, loved spending time outdoors as well as attending family gatherings. She loved her children and grandchildren, cooking for them brought her great pleasure. Delores was a member and Sunday school teacher at Parks Chapel Baptist for over forty years. Delores was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Earl Thurman and Albert Foster, three sons Warren, Darren, and Jeffery Thurman and two daughters Lisa and Eva Thurman. Survivors include her sons, Danny (Jane) Thurman, Eric (Flora) Thurman, and Joe Thurman; daughter Christy Thurman; brothers, Everett (Lois) Hicks, and Jack (Delesa) Hicks; sisters Mary Massey, Cathy Smith, Melissa June Hicks, and Tammy (Paul) Nelson; grandchildren, Sam, Cole, Carley, Emily, and Alexis; and several great-grandchildren.

FOSTER, Dorothy Frances GILKESON
1917-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 1 2007 - Dorothy Frances Foster, 89, Harrisonville, was born on November 2, 1917, the daughter of Franklin Harrison and Barbara Ellen (Veach) Gilkeson on a farm west of Garden City, and died Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at her home. On May 2, 1942, she married James Donald Foster in Los Angeles, California. She was a homemaker and earlier was employed in Civil Service. She was a 1935 graduate of Garden City High School. She was a member of the Harrisonville United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Quilting Group all of Harrisonville. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Don on October 28, 1990; an infant son James Michael Foster, and three brothers, Don, Howard and Robert. She is survived by her son Steven D. Foster of the home; two brothers, Bill Jeff Gilkeson, Harrisonville, and Clarence Gilkeson, Des Monies, Iowa; a sister Roberta Allen, Garden City; other relatives and many friends.

FOSTER, Elizabeth Rachel "Lizzie" SAMPSON
1872-1931
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1931 - Mrs. C. J. Foster died at her home seven miles east of Clinton, Tuesday afternoon, having been in poor health since last spring. Mrs. Foster's maiden name was Elizabeth Rachel Sampson. She was born eight miles south of Windsor in Benton county, May 14, 1872. She married C. J. Foster on March 17, 1898. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church and the Eastern Star at Calhoun, having joined the church when about 14 years old. Her husband, C. J. Foster survives, also her mother, Mrs. John Sampson, south of Windsor, who is now 90 years old; sisters, Mrs. A. L. Brown, of Leeton; Mrs. W. W. Lareio, Frederick, Okla.; Mrs. W. E. Soles, Windsor and Miss Eva Lee Sampson at home with her mother, south of Windsor. Another sister preceded her in death. A brother, Rev. William Sampson, is a Methodist preacher at Napton, Mo. The funeral services will be conducted at Calhoun on Thursday afternoon. Interment at Calhoun Cemetery.

FOSTER, Eunice L.
1909-2001
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 6 2001 - Eunice L. Foster, 92, Appleton City, died Monday, December 3, 2001, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. She is survived by four daughters, Joan Pullen and Stella Jones, both of Clinton, Dora Cole of Excelsior Springs and Margaret Dines, Appleton City; two sons, Jacob Foster of Montrose and George Foster, Lee's Summit. Funeral services will be Friday, December 7, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

FOSTER, George J. "Teach"
1920-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - George J. (Teach) Foster, 70, 1720 East Fourth, Sedalia, died Sunday morning, Aug. 4, 1991, at his home. He was born Oct. 11, 1920, in Hardin, son of George Robert and Maude S. McCown Foster. On Jan. 22, 1964, in Buckner, he married Bessie Irene Lucas, who survives of the home. He attended First Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 28th Tank Battalion on the island of Luzon, Philippines. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2591 and American Legion Post N. 16. He worked as an elementary and physical education teacher before his retirement. Other survivors include five sons, Joe Foster, Kansas City, John Foster, Carthage, Texas, Jaret Foster, Richmond, Jeff Foster, Sedalia, Robbie Johnson, Blue Springs; five daughters, Ellen Kellogg, Bloomingdale, Mich., Carmen Randolph, Independence, Connie Frizzell, Centerview, Rita Woolery, Smithton, Heidi Robinson, Aurora, Colo.; two sisters, Bertha Norton, Richmond; Margaret Kastner, St. Louis; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

FOSTER, George James Clifford
1920-1994
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - George James Clifford Foster son of Elmer and Flossie (Molder) Foster was born January 13, 1920 in Henry County, and passed away October 4, 1994 at his home in Clinton at the age of 74. Mr. Foster had lived in Kansas City and Lowry City before he moved to Clinton two years ago. He was a construction worker for Eldridge Construction Company in Kansas City before he retired in 1974. He was a member of Local No. 264, Kansas City. He is survived by his wife Elaine of the home; one son Michael Barber, Appleton City; three daughters, Susan Young, Blue Springs, Kathy Saulters, Richland, Mississippi, and Reba Gregory, Clinton; his mother Flossie Bledsoe, Deepwater; two brothers, Claude Foster, Deepwater, and Cleo Bledsoe, Osceola; Two sisters, Lena Hestand, Clinton and Shirley Church, Lincoln and 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Thursday, October 6, 1994. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FOSTER, Harold Sanford Rev.
1926-1994
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold Sanford Foster, son of Roy O. and Bertha M. (Simmons) Foster was born June 5, 1926 at Lowry City, and passed away March 17, 1994 at his home in Deepwater, at the age of 67. Harold had lived in Kansas City for 36 years before moving to Deepwater eleven years ago. He was the pastor for the Deepwater and Osceola Church of the Brethren. He was a mail carrier for 32 years at the North Kansas City Post Office before retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Deepwater and Osceola Church of the Brethren, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Deepwater Senior Center. He is survived by his wife June of the home; one son Paul Foster, Colorado Springs, Colorado; one daughter Paula McFadden, Westlake, Ca.; his mother Bertha Foster, Clinton; three brothers, Roy Foster, Clinton, James Foster and David Foster, both of Raytown; three sisters, Frances Lightner and Ruth Thompson, both of Springfield, and Mary Lou Eaton, Blue Springs, as well as two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Monday, March 21, 1994. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

FOSTER, Hazel V.
1920-2007
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Aug 7 2007 - Hazel V. Foster, 87, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Clinton, MO., died Friday August 3, 2007 at her sisters home. She was born June 20, 1920 in Brownington, MO., to Claud F. Foster and Iva Loyd Foster. Hazel taught school for two years at the former Turner School in Henry County. She retired as a supervisor with the Social Security Administration after more than 30 years of service. She was a member of the Northgate Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO., and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. In her free time time she enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law; Metz Jones. Surviving are three sisters; Helen V. Jones of Deepwater, MO., Mildred King and her husband Ralph V. of Clinton, and Emma Jane Anderson and her husband Frank of Kansas City, MO., two nieces; Fran Anderson of Washington, New Jersey, and Wanda Davenport and her husband Dan of Irving, TX, two nephews; Claude Anderson and his wife Susan of Basehor, KS., and Duane F. King and Linda of Spring, TX., four great-nephews, one great-niece, two great-great-nieces, and several cousins. Funeral services will be Friday, August 10, 2007 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

FOSTER, Howard Wilson
1913-1991
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Howard Wilson Foster, 78, Warrensburg, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 1991, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born Jan. 11, 1913, near Clinton, the son of Forest and Clara (Wilson) Foster. He was in pharmaceutical sales. He was owner and operator of City Steam Laundry and Superior Cleaners in Warrensburg. He retired in 1975. He was a member of the Corinthian Lodge No. 265, A.F. & A.M. in Warrensburg; a member of Mary Commandrey No. 19, Knight Templar, and member of the Demolay Chapter No. 26, Royal Arch Masons. He married Mary Lou Coe Sept. 21, 1940, in Olathe, Kan. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Sue) Huffman, Warrensburg, and one grandson. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 5, 1991. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Warrensburg.

FOSTER, Infant Boy
1931-1931
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jan 29 1931 - The baby boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Foster, near Garland, died at birth Thursday, January 22. The little body was buried at the Fields Creek cemetery. The Fosters have a daughter eight years old, and are grief-stricken over the loss of this little one.

FOSTER, Ira E.
1910-1995
Shady Grove Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ira E. Foster, 84, died Monday, June 5, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born near Warsaw, on December 11, 1910, the son of Fred and Lola Taylor Foster. On August 13, 1928, he was married to Opal Wheeler at Clinton. Following their marriage they made their home near Warsaw. In 1935 they moved to a farm near Lincoln and later moved to their home in town. He had worked as a foreman for the Missouri Highway Department in Lincoln for 42 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Lincoln Baptist Church. He was also a United State Army veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 305 of Cole Camp. He was a member of the Association of Retired Missouri state Employees in Jefferson City. He was preceded in death by his parents, four infant children, Ervin Lee in 1929, Bertha Jewell in 1932, Waunita Fyrn in 1939 and Ira Junior in 1942. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Alfred Foster, Clarence Foster, Harley Foster and Herbert Foster, and one sister Flora. He is survived by h is wife Opal of the home; three sisters, Bertha Garrison and Goldie Sweargin of Lincoln, and Emma Jean Sadler of Kansas City, and three brothers, Freddie Foster of the state of Arizona, Raymond Foster of Auburn, Nebraska and Chester Foster of Kansas City; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 8, at the Lincoln Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Racket.

FOSTER, Isaac William
1874-1937
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Isaac Foster died at his home east of Deepwater at 10:05 a.m. February 23, 1937. He had been ailing several weeks, and took pneumonia after Christmas, from which he never recovered. Every care given by his wife and children was to no avail. Isaac William Foster was born September 30, 1874, in Indiana, and came, when about two, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Foster, to Henry county, where he spent the remainder of his life. His home for the past 24 years had been two and a half miles east of Deepwater. He was married to Miss Alice Hatfield, March 21, 1896, and to this union seven children were born, all of whom survive. He and his wife would have celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary next month. Mr. Foster was a good neighbor, willing to help when he could, ready to perform any work. He earnestly sought to do as Christ would have him do, for to him the bible held the answer to all vexing problems and perplexities of life. It was his comfort during the weeks of illness, and his Heavenly Father, in whom Mr. Foster believed, will comfort the wife and children who so loved their husband and father. Mr. Foster's parting from his brother and father, who died about a year ago, proved but temporary. Deceased was a farmer particularly fitted for his work as he loved animals, his patience and kindness to them rewarded many times over, for dumb animals give a blind devotion and unquestioning obedience to him who understands them. Mr. Foster had a kindness for feline animals, an unusual trait in men. He was devoted to his family, coping with life's difficulties for their sake, giving his loved ones the necessities and comforts he could. There was no task too menial for him to perform, no person too lowly to help if it were in his power. He is survived by his wife, a son, John Foster, of the home; Mesdames Howard Martin, Harley Parks, Justin Vickers of Clinton; Mesdames Clyde Dodson and Geo. Bedford, near Deepwater; and Mrs. Edward Hoffman, Topeka, Kans., also a brother, Ben Foster of Covina, Calif. There are 24 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at the Baptist church, Deepwater, on Thursday. Interment in Maplewood cemetery, near Brownington.

FOSTER, James L. "Jibo"
1942-2001
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 19 2001 - James L. "Jibo" Foster, 59, Smithville, formerly of Tightwad, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at North Kansas City Hospital. He was born on April 2, 1942, to Luther Sheals and Martha Grace (LaRue) Foster in Tightwad. He attended school near Tightwad where he later married and had four children. On July 6, 1985, on a pontoon boat on Truman Lake he was united in marriage to Betty Stottlemyre. After their marriage, they lived near Smithville where they made their home. Jim worked for Morton Buildings in Clinton, Galva-Form Docks in Camdenton, and for over 15 years worked at Steel-N-Foam Docks in Kansas City, Kansas. Jim enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lucia Howe; one half-sister, Shirley Fantz, and a step-daughter, Kelley D. Stottlemyre. He is survived by his wife, Betty of the home; three sons, James Foster, Jr. and Jeremy Foster, both of Clinton, and Jamie Foster, Tightwad; one daughter, Joleana Foster, Clinton; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Joshua, Jackie, Zeb, Megan, Christopher and Katlyn; two step-daughters, Brenda Gilliam and Janice Hopson, both of Smithville; one stepson, Monte Stottlemyre, Smithville; four step-grandchildren, Elliott, Benjamin, Trenton and Corey; two sisters, Evelyn Todd, Clinton, and Joan Perry, Loomis, Washington; two half-brothers, Frankie Parks, Deepwater and Tom Parks, Pleasant Hill. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 21, at the Parks Chapel Church, Tightwad. Burial will be in Parks Chapel Cemetery. - Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville.

FOSTER, James Robert
1888-1956
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Mar 22 1956 - JAMES R. FOSTER BURIED AT LADUE - Funeral services for James Robert Foster, who died Mar. 17 at his home in LaDue after several years of declining health, were conducted Mar. 20 at the LaDue Baptist Church. Interment was in LaDue Cemetery under the direction of Vansant Funeral Home. James Robert Foster was born in Henry County, July 25, 1888, the son of Peter and Ora Foster. As a young man he moved with his parents to LaDue where he spent the greater part of his life. He was an employee of the Bell and The United Telephone Companies for many years. While employed in St. Louis he met Miss Lenore Meyers who became his bride in June of 1917. He attended the Baptist Church. Popularly known as Jim, he is remembered for his friendliness and kindness. He especially enjoyed the great out-of-doors, and a favorite pastime was fishing and hunting until ill health overtook him several years ago. Surviving are his wife of the home, an aged uncle, Robert Linn, Bethel, Kan.; other relatives and many friends.

FOSTER, Janice Louise MIDDAUGH
1941-1992
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Janice Louise Middaugh Foster, 51, Springfield, daughter of Ralph Middaugh and Margaret Dalton of Calhoun, died Jan. 27, 1992 at the Cox Medical Center at Springfield of kidney failure. Family night was held Wednesday night at the funeral chapel. A short graveside service was held at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, on Thursday, Jan. 30. She is survived by four sisters, Peggy Spurgeon of Garden City. Wanda Hardin, Cameron, Sarah of Warsaw, and Barbara of Springfield; two brothers, R. D. Middaugh and Jerry Middaugh both of Independence; many aunts, uncles and friends.

FOSTER, Lester
1925-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Funeral services for Lester Foster, who died Wednesday, July 29, will be Saturday, August 1, at the Langford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit. Mr. Foster and his wife Mayme, own Lester Foster Music Park, east of Clinton, where the Golden Valley Blue Grass Jamboree is held three times each year.

FOSTER, Levina J. VENABLE
1840-1914
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. W. E. Foster Dead - Grandma Foster, near Lewis Station, departed this life Friday, after a protracted illness, and was buried at Drakes Chapel Sunday afternoon, Rev. B. B. Russell, of Clinton, conducting the services. Her maiden name was Levinda J. Venable, and she was born in Audrain county, March 14, 1840; coming with her parents to Henry county in 1856, and on January 8, 1861, married W. E. Foster, who with three sons and two daughters survive.

FOSTER, Mari Jane VANMATRE FARIS
1917-2005
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 2 2005 - Mari Jane Faris Foster, 88, Kansas City, died Monday, October 31, 2005. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 3, at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery. She was born August 19, 1917 in Richland County, Illinois, to William and Susie (Kissinger) Van Matre. In 1943 she married Dr. Louie Emerson Faris, who founded Floral Hills, Inc., and Floral Hills Memorial Chapels, as well as the concept of pre-need funerals. She married A. L. Foster and he died in 1980. She was a member of the Raytown Christian Church. It was at church that she met Richard Bradley, her companion. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Eils and husband Robert, his daughter Ashlee; her grandson Ryan Williams and his wife Jaime, and two great-grandchildren, Bella and Lake Williams.

FOSTER, Marjorie M. PUCKETT
1911-2001
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 2 2001 - Marjorie M. Foster was born May 4, 1911, at Leesville, daughter of William Morton and Eva McQueen Puckett. She died September 22, 1001, at Westwood Nursing Center. She married Allen Foster July 3, 1929. He preceded her in death, along with her parents; one daughter, Allene Foster; one brother and three sisters. She was a graduate of Clinton High School and taught school at Mound Springs for one year. She was a homemaker and a member of the Coal Methodist Church. She helped organize Surprise Union Church and taught Sunday School there. She was active with school and 4-H activities for many years. She served on Farm Bureau and Extension boards and enjoyed her years as an Avon dealer, visiting with her many friends who knew her as Margie. She also immensely enjoyed card parties with her friends and will be remembered for her laughter and jolly sense of humor. Fishing was her longtime hobby and she loved taking her grandchildren fishing and later being taken fishing by her son. After she became homebound, she enjoyed visits from her friends, relatives and the company of many who helped care for her, both in her home on the farm and later at Westwood. Survivors include one son, Billy Allen Foster and wife, Lois Nell, Clinton; one daughter, Marcille Allen and husband, Bill, Chilhowee; one sister, Wilda Swayze, Wichita, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Danielle and Lyle Hickman, Danita and Greg Wood, Tanda and Steve Berendzen, Marla and Randy Corse, Melinda and Charles Strain, Carla and Dennis Davis, Bill Jr. and Kathy Foster, John Foster and Tom Foster; 13 great-grandchildren, Corey, Casie and Carrie Norcross, Callina, Marissa and Evan Wood, Kyla and Cole Berendzen, Cody Hill, Brandi Davis, Larry Foster and Adam Foster; two great-great-grandchildren, Brandon and Bailey Schofield. Funeral services were held September 24 at Consalus Chapel-Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FOSTER, Mellie Maryline MIDDLECOFF
1863-1934
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - DEATH OF MRS. JOHN W. FOSTER - "As ye live, so shall ye die," and a devoted mother, Mrs. John W. Foster, slipped into eternity as peacefully as she had lived, at 5:45 p. m. Thursday, May 31, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. D. Hickey, 903 South Main street, Nevada, Mo., where she was taken February 20. She had been in failing health with a serious kidney trouble for some time and took worse just before going to Nevada. Mrs. Foster's daughters, Mrs. Hickey and Mrs. Cartie Huston, of Pomona, Calif., who came March 5 to be with their mother, expressed their devoted love by giving her their personal care patiently through her long Illness. Mellie Maryline Middlecoff, daughter of J. W. and Elizabeth Land Middlecoff, was born August 22, 1863, near Belleville, in St. Clair County, Illinois. When she was three the family came to Henry county where they were among the most prominent of the early settlers in the county. Mr. Middlecoff bought a farm about five miles east of Clinton, and Mellie M. grew to young woman-hood there in the commodious home on the gradually acquired 1,000 acre farm. She attended the Larakin Academy taught by Prof. Lamkin in Clinton, and for ten years was one of Henry County's able teachers. She taught at Lewis Station, Deer Creek, Merritt and Union, and attended the Teachers' Institute or summer school for teachers which was usually held in Clinton at the Academy. Mellie Middlecoff and John W. Foster were united in marriage March 17, 1886, at the home of her parents by Rev. Billy Gray. The welding was elaborate with about 75 people present. Mrs. Foster excelled in home-making and her achievements in the culinary arts were unsurpassed. For nearly a quarter of a century she entered jams, jellies and other products of her cooking skill in the State Fair, and she returned home laden with ribbons and prize money. She was the type of woman who had a goal and worked toward it, and she was never satisfied with the ordinary things of life. Hers was a full life, for she was always busy and never lost a moment of time through wasteful efforts. When her sight failed she was as courageous as ever and went ahead to accomplish what she was able to although unable to do what she wanted to. Her children and their achievements were the greatest pride of her life, and she was devoted both to them and her husband. Mrs. Foster was both a good listener and a good reader. During her life she read the Bible through five times, each perusal bringing to her a new lesson on life. She was converted about 40 years ago and joined the Baptist church at Calhoun, later transferred her membership to the Quarles Baptist church. As they lived so near Drakes Chapel, Mrs. Foster and family attended this church frequently and she was a valued member of the missionary society there. She also belonged to the Udolpha Miller Dorman chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Clinton, and for many years was president of the Busy Maids and Matrons Club, a social country club. The immediate family circle has been unbroken until this death. Surviving her are her husband and three children: Mrs. O. E. Huston, Pomona, Calif.; Mrs. C. D. Hickey, Nevada, Mo.; and Forrest Foster, near Clinton; also a grandson, Howard Foster, a sister, Mrs: Frank Ragland, and the following brothers, Walter W. and Archie Middlecoff, Los Angeles, Calif.; J. B. Middlecoff, Kansas City; Elmer Middlecoff, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Alaska, and A. L. Middlecoff, Milam, Tenn. The other sister, Mrs. J. C. Inloes, died November 10, 1926. The body was brought to the home of her son, Forrest Foster, northeast of Clinton, Saturday and funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist church in Clinton on Sunday. Burial was in Englewood.

FOSTER, Michael Lynn
1954-1996
Kingsville Cemetery, Kingsville, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Michael Lynn Foster Sr., 41, 305 West Franklin Street, formerly of Holden, died Saturday, August 10, 1996, at his home. He was a cabinet finisher for Countryside Cabinets at Hartwell. He was an Air Force veteran in the Vietnam era and a member of the First Baptist Church of Kingsville. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 14, at the Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden with burial in the Kingsville Cemetery. Survivors include his wife Linda K. Williams of Holden; his mother Edna Foster of Kingsville; a son Michael L. Foster Jr. of Green forest, Arkansas; two grandchildren; two brothers, Ray Foster of Pleasant Hill and David Foster of Lincoln, Arkansas.

FOSTER, Milton
1899-1991
Robinson Cemetery, Collins Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Milton Foster, 91, of Hays, Ks. (formerly of Collins), passed away Monday, October 8, 1991 in Hadley Memorial Hospital, Hays, Ks. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 12, 1991 in Hathaway-Peterman Chapel. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery. Mr. Foster was a retired carpenter. He had lived in the Collins area for 31 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace; two sons, Charles and Alfred and one grandson, Thomas Foster. He is survived by nine children, Nathan Foster of Melbourne, Ar., Nita Jean Libby of Ruston, La., Romona Lyman of Ponca City, Ok., Don Foster of Hays, Ks., Robert Foster of Oxford, Ar., Albert Foster of Goodland, Ks., James Foster of Collins, Mary Woodard of Greenbrier, Ar., and Gayle Schaffer of Independence; 40 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.

FOSTER, Olga Elizabeth KNISELY RICE
1927-2001
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 18 2001 - Olga Elizabeth Knisely Foster, 74, died October 7, 2001, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. The daughter of Clarence A. and Mary Oleta Phillips Knisely, she was born May 26, 1927, in Kansas City, moving to Henry County as a small baby. She attended Columbia Hall Grade School and Deepwater High School. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Alvin Knisely, and one niece, Karen Knisely. Surviving are one brother, Dale Knisely and his wife, Gloria, Shawnee, Kansas; one sister, Lora Iris Thompson of Clinton; five nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and nephews and two great-great-nephews; many cousins and friends. She was assistant manager for TG&Y variety stores for many years. In 1987 she opened her own business, Bunch's of Love Daycare. She continued this until her health failed four months ago. After a four year battle with cancer, her remains were donated to cancer research. Memorial services were held October 11 at Roeland Park Methodist Church.

FOSTER, Opal Lucille WHEELER
1912-2003
Shady Grove Cemetery, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 19 2003 - Opal Lucille Foster, 91, Lincoln, died Monday, August 18, 2003, at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home. She was born March 20, 1912, at Warsaw, one of 16 children born to Earnest Giles and Martha Elizabeth Lee Wheeler. She grew up in Warsaw and on August 13, 1928, married Ira E. Foster at Clinton. Following their marriage, they made their home in Warsaw and in 1935, they moved too a farm west of Lincoln, later moving to their home in town. She was a homemaker. She and her husband were baptized in Tebo Creek near Lincoln and were devoted members of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her husband, Iva, on June 5, 1995, and four infant children, Ira Jr., Ivan, Bertha and Waunita; 10 brothers, Elmer, Giles, John, Ancil, Lloyd, Manus, Bernie, James, Ted and Jack Wheeler, and three sisters, Leona Cockrum, Jessie Fern Wheeler and Priscilla Miller. She is survived by two sisters, Hazel Nottingham of Shelbyville, Illinois, and Ruth Vincent of Jacksonville, Florida; a sister-in-law, Bertha Garrison, Lincoln, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 21, at the first Baptist Church of Lincoln. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery near Racket.

FOSTER, Ora LINN
1867-1948
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Sep 23 1948 - Ora Linn Foster was born near LaDue, Feb. 26, 1867, and died at her home in LaDue Sept. 16, 1948 at the age of 81 years. Her father was a veteran of the Civil War and as a young girl she knew all the hardships of that day as she was one of a large family. On June 2, 1887, she was married to Peter Foster at Osceola, Mo., and to this union one son, J. R. Foster, was born. Her husband died Dec. 17, 1904, leaving her to raise the son. For several years Mr. and Mrs. Foster operated a general mercantile store in Garland, and it was there that Mr. Foster died. When a young girl, she united with the Methodist Church and was always a regular attendant as long as she was able. In her younger years and as long as her health permitted, she did practical nursing and the sick and needy always held a warm spot in her heart, and, although always frail, weighing less than a hundred pounds, she was able to do much to care for those who needed help in any way. In October 1915, when living alone and not being well she wrote her last requests, which were found in her Bible. Even though this was 33 years ago, the ones she wanted to conduct the music are still living, however it was impossible for some to carry out her wishes, as Mrs. Tressie Pippinger is in Grand Junction, Colo., and Mrs. D.W. Woods and Mrs. R.C. Grigsby were unable. As she had requested, Rev. W. K. Gutridge conducted service at the LaDue Methodist Church on Saturday. Interment was in LaDue cemetery with Howard Vansant in charge.

FOSTER, Roger Glen
1957-2002
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 9 2002 - Roger Glen Foster, 44, Butler, died Saturday, February 9, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born October 29, 1957, to Leroy and Stella Foster in Clinton. He graduated from Butler High School in 1976. He worked for Gephardt Concrete in Butler and most recently at the MO-KAN livestock barn in Passaic. On June 4, 1989, he married Beverly Arnold. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Foster, Butler; two sons, Kendal Foster, Butler, and Christopher Foster and wife Tiffany, Ft. Scott Kansas; one stepson, Glenn Allen Scrogham, Butler; two stepdaughters, Jessica Scrogham, Holden, and Joyce Scrogham, Butler; one brother, Darrell Foster, Clinton; his father, Leroy Foster and wife Donna, Butler; his mother Stella Jones and husband Glen, Clinton; one grandson, Logan Leon Foster. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Foster and Vernon Foster, and one stepsister, Karen Lawrence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 13, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

FOSTER, Rosetta F. HARRISON
1956-1999
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 24 1999 - Rosetta F. Foster, 43, Kansas City, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, in Reno, Nevada. She was born March 27, 1956, the daughter of Charles Harvey and Patsy (Lewis) Harrison. She is survived by her husband Donald of the home; three daughters, Patsy Long of Licking, Donnita Edwards, Kansas City, and Linda Roach, Drexel; her father Charles Harvey Harrison, Cordell, Oklahoma; two brothers, Charles Harrison, Dill City, Oklahoma, John Ruth, Clinton, Oklahoma; one sister Shirley Norton, Burnsflat, Oklahoma. Her mother Patsy Harrison and grandson Nathan Edwards, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, with burial in Deepwater Cemetery.

FOSTER, Velma Fern MILLER
1911-2004
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2004 - Velma Fern Foster was born November 27, 1911, in Hickory County to Lemon Jerome and Rosa (Rich) Miller. She died March 4, 2004, at John Knox Village Care Center in Lee's Summit. On May 26, 1927, she married Carlton Corless Foster. Three sons blessed this union, Corless Ray, Carroll Wayne and Donald Dale. They spent their early-married life farming in St. Clair and Henry County around Deepwater and Appleton City. When it became necessary to quit farming they moved to Clinton. Velma was a clerk and later office manager of the Henry County Agriculture Stabilization Committee. She professed her faith in Christ at an early age and was a member of Northeast Baptist Church at her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton, April 2, 1974; her son, Corless, May 16, 1980; one granddaughter, Janie Sue, June 26, 1963, and two premature grandsons. She is survived by her sons, Carroll Wayne and wife Neola, Lee's Summit, and Donald Dale and wife Phyllis, Macon, and eight grandchildren, Kent, Houston, Texas, Kevin, Raytown, and Keith, Washington, D.C., Steve and wife Debbie, Independence, Jerry and wife Joden, Jefferson City, Julie Belt and husband Jeff, Macon, Jeannie Foster of Liberty and Jennifer Barr and husband Travis, Joplin; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was an active member of the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary, the local NARFE organization and the Mary de la Vergne Chapter of Cosmos. She loved to travel and enjoyed the numerous trips to Idaho to visit relatives. She truly enjoyed visiting with the old timers of the community. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, March 8. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

FOSTER, Velma Lena DYE
1916-1993
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Velma Lena Foster, 77, of Clinton and Kansas City, died Wednesday, June 2, 1993 at Spellman-St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Mrs. Foster was born May 29, 1916 at Independence, Kansas, the daughter of Daniel and Ida Isalena Dye. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church and Golden Valley Roamers. Survivors include two daughters, Pat Alvarez of the home, Linda Foster Clements, Blue Springs; one brother Orville Kiger, Nevada. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Leland Foster. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 5, at Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery.

FOSTER, Virginia Elaine POLING
1928-2007
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 11 2008 - Virginia E. Foster was born on August 11, 1928, In Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Leon and Hazel (Morse) Poling. She died at Beverly Living Center Westwood, Clinton, on December 16, 2007, at the age of 79 years. Virginia worked as a licensed practical nurse before she retired. She was preceded in death by her husband. Virginia is survived by three daughters, Reba Gregory of Clinton, Kathleen Saulters of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Susan Young of Blue Springs, and one son, Michael Barber of Appleton City; two sisters, Diana King of Deepwater and Rita Orton of Las Vegas, Nevada; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the McLane Chapel, Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Wednesday, December 19. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FOSTER, Virginia L. STONEKING
1933-2000
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 1 2000 - Virginia L. (Stoneking) Foster, 66, Clinton, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Virginia was born near Deepwater, the daughter of Young Virginia Stoneking and Esta Hellen Landes Thornburg. She was married to Floyd Foster who preceded her in death. She was a housewife and a lifelong Henry County resident. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Floyd Foster, and her half-brother Richard Thornburg. She is survived by two daughters, Juretta Louise Goode of Pleasant Valley and Katherine Lea Barnett of Clinton; two sons, Kevin Ray Foster and Darrin Lee Foster, both of Deepwater; eight grandsons, Dustan, Kyle and Johnathan Foster, Bradley and Christopher Barnett and Adam, Andrew and Austin Foster; two granddaughters, Deena and Dayle Goode; three step-grandchildren, Donald Goode and Ashia LaRose and Michele Tigner; two step-great-grandchildren, Devin and Dakota Goode, as well as two half-sisters, Darlene Hodges and Bonnie Morris, both of Creighton, and two half-brothers, Everett J. Thornburg of Farmington, New Mexico, and Milton Thornburg of Creighton. Memorial graveside services were held at the Teays Chapel Cemetery, Wednesday, August 23.

FOSTER, William E.
1834-1916
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Henry County Pioneer Answers Final Summons - William E. Foster dropped dead last Saturday morning at 8 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. M. Mullen, at Yale Okla., with heart failure. The extreme warm weather had bothered him some, but aside from that he had been in his usual health. He had been at the home of his daughter since last April. Deceased was born in Virginia, Jan. 3, 1834. He left with his parents when a boy of 7 and came to Missouri, residing in several counties before they came to Henry. He was the oldest son in a family of ten children. They settled in Leesville township, which was their home for many years. In 1862, he bought the 170 acre farm which was his home ever since, owning it at the time of his death. January 5, 1861, he married Miss Levina Venable, who died Oct. 16th, 1914. To this union seven children were given, five of whom are living - J. W. Foster, near Lewis Station; Dr. T. W. Foster, Butler; C. Y. Foster, Pryor, Okla.; Mrs. Georgia Mullen, Yale, Okla.; Mrs. Vina Powers, Shawnee Mound. Two brothers survive - Jas. Foster, Okla; and A. G. Foster, Windsor. Deceased was converted and joined the Christian church in his early youth, then 20 years ago united with the Quarles Baptist church soon after its organization. He was a good worker and prominent member of the Baptist denomination. He was a true Christian, who stood by his principals, and instilled honor and the desire to right in the hearts and lives of his children. The remains were brought in Sunday on the noon train, and the funeral services held Monday morning at Drake's Chapel by the pastor of the Quarles church, of which Bro. Foster was a member. Interment in the cemetery nearby.

FOSTER, Wilma May
1933-2012
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 9 2012 - Wilma May Foster, daughter of Arthur W. and Audrey (Beard) Rice, was born in St. Clair County on January 17, 1933. She departed this life Sunday, April 29, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City at 79 years of age. Wilma grew up in the Appleton City and Montrose area. She was united in marriage to David W. "Dub" Foster March 30, 1957, at the Appleton City Christian Church. She had been a member of Ohio Christian Church, later changing her membership to Montrose United Presbyterian-Methodist Church where she was a faithful member through the rest of her life. Wilma's early married life was dedicated to being a wife and mother of three. She was proud to be a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved I spending time with her family. After her children were older she chose to work as a kitchen aide in the Appleton City Nursing Home, retiring in 2000. Wilma also enjoyed sewing, handwork and caring for her flowers. She was seldom seen without a smile accompanied with an infectious laugh. Preceding Wilma in death were her parents, Arthur and Audrey Rice; her father and mother-in-law, John and Leotta Foster; her husband of almost 50 years, D.W. Foster, and her brothers, Gene and Glen Rice. Survivors include her children, Richard "Rick" Foster, Gwen and husband, Randy Klass, and David Foster; five grandchildren, D.J. Foster, Todd Foster, Tonya Foster, 'Tiffany (Klass) Faddis and Whitney Klass; five great-grandchildren and a host Of friends. Funeral services were at Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Tuesday, May 1. Interment was in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose.

FOULKS, Earl
1926-1981
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Earl T. Foulks, 55, of 906 S. Crisp, died Thursday at Veterans Hospital. He was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Foulks was a security guard for Wells Fargo Guard Service before he retired. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Blue Springs American Legion Post. His survivors include his wife, Gazell Foulks of the home; a son Billy Joe Foulks, Independence; six daughters, Carol Volland, Gladstone. Betty Ruehling, Lake Lotawana, Doris Cowin, Independence, Janet White, Lee's Summit, Earlene Coleman, Fayetteville, N.C., and Gay Davis of the home; and 18 grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at the McGilley Midtown Chapel and graveside services at Hopewell Cemetery near Montrose.

FOUNTAIN, Frederick
1925-2002
Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Linn Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2002 - Frederick Fountain, 76, Centerville, Kansas, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at his home. He was born May 9, 1925, in Rogers Arkansas, the son of Thomas John and Martha Isabel Howell Fountain. He married Mary Sue Kepnor on October 26, 1956, at Urich. He was employed as a supervisor for EMCO Specialty Products of Kansas City, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David; one brother, Joe Fountain, and one sister, Theresa Eyre. Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue of Centerville, Kansas; two sons, Brad Fountain of Mound City, Kansas, and Paul Fountain of Overland Park, Kansas; two daughters, Susan Ross of Kansas City and Leanne TeKolste of Lawrence, Kansas; one brother, T. J. Fountain of Wake Village, Texas, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Mound City, Kansas. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Kansas.

FOUNTAIN, Lynette Rene CRAWFORD
1957-2011
Lynette Rene Fountain, age 53, passed away at her home in Clinton, MO, on Sunday, April 24, 2011. Lynette was born on June 23, 1957, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of George M. and Lucille Burns-Crawford. On October 6, 1973, she married John Wayne Fountain. To their union 10 children were born. She was a homemaker and ran a business out of her home. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton, MO. Her parents, her husband and one sister, Vickie Borjas, preceded Lynette in death. Lynette is survived by: her ten children; Dawn Marie Fountain of Wichita, KS, Lorie Susan Francisco and husband, Sean, of Wichita, KS, Nicole Kathleen Fountain and Aaron Novak of Clinton, MO, Curtis Wayne Fountain and wife, Jennifer, of Wichita, KS, Benjamin Michael Fountain and wife, Megan, of Wichita, KS, Elizabeth LaNell Fountain and Ken Strunk of Wichita, KS, Regina Marie Fountain of Springfield, MO, Cherie Aleece Fountain of Springfield, MO, Patrick Eugene Fountain of Clinton, MO and Christine Noel Fountain of Clinton, MO; one brother, George Crawford Jr. and wife Tonia of Spring, TX; one aunt, Gene Bryant-Doyle; one cousin, Tami Tedford; and 10 grandchildren. A memorial service will be Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at a later date, at the Ascension Cemetery in Wichita, KS.

FOWLER, Betty Sue WELLS
1943-2015
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Betty Sue Fowler, 72, of Windsor, Missouri died Saturday morning, April 25, 2015, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. She was born January 27, 1943, near Brandon, Missouri, the daughter of William Oren Wells and Mildred Maude (Acker) Wells. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1961 and on June 15, 1962 in Windsor, Missouri she married Carl Fowler and to this union twin daughters and a son were born. In addition to being a homemaker, Betty worked, in Windsor, at Hughes Drive-In, Windsor International Shoe Factory, Taylor Bookkeeping, Royal Oaks Hospital, and in Calhoun at the Calhoun Early Childhood Center where she was able to care for her own grandchildren and prepare wonderful meals for the preschool students. Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and Vacation Bible School Teacher for many years. She was also a member of the Golden Valley Bluegrass association and enjoyed this pastime with her husband. Betty enjoyed cross-stitching, sewing, and making and mending clothes for family members. In addition to the pleasure of hosting family reunions, Betty could always be found reading, looking for new recipes, playing Tetris or with her Kindle in hand. She had recently become a Candy Crush addict. Above all activities, Betty treasured the time spent with her family most of all. Survivors include her husband Carl, of the home; two daughters, Darla Hamilton and her husband Larry, and their children Jodie, Colin, and Corie; Carla Hamilton and her husband Bill, and their children Rachel and Ryan; a son Brian Fowler and his wife Candace, and their children Morgan, Carlton, Camden, Coleman and Chapman. Betty was blessed that all of her children and grandchildren lived in Windsor. Also surviving is a sister, Janet Larza and her husband John of Vidor, Texas and children, Tim, Shannon and Robin; and many cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FOWLER, Charles Fox
1855-1939
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Again the Death Angel has visited Coal community and took a beloved husband, father, brother and friend at 4:30 p.m., July 12, 1939. Mr. Fowler had been in failing health for several years, due to his advanced age of 84 years. Charles Fowler was born June 1, 1855, in Batavia, Genesee County, New York, of English parents who had come from England to the United States to make their home. When he was a small child the family moved to Illinois, and in 1861 they moved to Missouri, the latter journey made in an ox-drawn wagon, took three weeks. They settled in Henry County, nine miles east of Clinton, bought land and built a house which is now the Maidens Fowler home. Here Charles Fowler grew to young manhood and December 9, 1879, was united in marriage to Miss Mahala Leonard. To this union five children were born, all of whom survive to comfort the bereaved wife and mother and are: Miss Anna of the home; Charles jr., and Leonard of Coal; Misses Gertrude and Myrtle of Clinton. He is also survived by the following brothers: William Fowler of Coal and Maidens Fowler of Clinton, and sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ginter, Miami, Okla.; Mrs. Mary Leake of Clinton, Mrs. A. E. Duden and Mrs. F. E. Duden of the Coal community. There are nine living grandchildren, Eugene Fowler of Clinton; Edgar, Gerald Burton, Olive, Irvin, Elvin, Hubert, Edwin and Merle of Coal; also one great-grandchild, Robert Eugene Fowler of Clinton who was dearly loved by his great-grandfather. In 1890 Mr. Fowler was converted and joined Tebo Baptist Church, being baptized by the late Rev. Thomas Briggs, and lived a consistent Christian life. He later moved his membership to Good Hope Church, where he was a valued member at the time of his death. Mr. Fowler will be greatly missed as he was a devoted husband and father; also a kind brother and neighbor to all in the community where he had lived on the same farm for more than 50 years. The funeral was at the home, July 14. Burial was in Englewood.

FOWLER, Della Maye BOYD
1916-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Della Maye (Boyd) Fowler, 93, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Sunday morning, May 24, 2009, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation. She was born April 18, 1916, in Henry County, Missouri, near Brownington, the daughter of Johnny Lee Boyd and Minnie Emma Elizabeth (Dody) Boyd. On February 12, 1938, in Windsor, she married Edgar Dwight Fowler who preceded her in death on January 24, 1994. In 1945, Della Maye and Edgar moved from rural Clinton to the Windsor community. Della Maye worked as a switchboard operator in Clinton for United Telephone Company, for several years. She also work for the International Shoe factory in Windsor for 8 years. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor and was also a member of the Henry County Chapter D.A.R. Survivors include a daughter, Loretta Burford and her husband Donald, Leeton, MO.; a son Carl Fowler and his wife Betty, Windsor, Mo., 7 grandchildren, Debbi Bodenhamer and her husband Gary, Warrensburg, MO., Kim Conover, Midwest City, OK., Darryl Burford, Leeton, MO., Kelly Burford and his wife Holly, Leeton, MO., Darla Hamilton and her husband Larry, Carla Hamilton and her husband Bill, and Brian Fowler and his wife Candace, all of Windsor, MO. Eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; a sister, Opal Howard, Windsor, MO.; 2 brothers, Gene Boyd and wife Donna, Strasburg, Colorado, and Owen E. Boyd and wife Beverly, Lynnwood, Washington; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Della Maye was preceded in death by 3 brothers, John Lee Boyd, Charley Boyd and Roy Boyd. Funeral services were Thursday, May 28 at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FOWLER, Edgar Dwight
1911-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edgar Dwight Fowler, son of Charles Montgomery Fowler and Minnie Bell Eberting Fowler, was born December 9, 1911, near Coal. He passed away suddenly, January 24, 1994 at his home in Windsor from a heart attack. He was married February 12, 1938 to Della Maye Boyd of Clinton. To them were born two children, Loretta Maye and Carl Dwight. He moved with his family to the Windsor community in 1945. He retired from farming and moved into Windsor in 1979. He was a member of the first Baptist Church of Windsor. He is survived by his wife of the home; his daughter Loretta Burford and husband Donald of Leeton; his son Carl Fowler and wife Betty near Windsor; seven grandchildren, Debbi Miller, Darryl Burford and Kelly Burford of Leeton, Kimberly Conover of Midwest city, Ok., Darla Hamilton of Lincoln, Carla Hamilton and Brian Fowler of Windsor; eight great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild; a sister, Olive Moulder of Clinton; a brother, Jerold B. Fowler of Adrain; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eugene M. Fowler of Clinton. Funeral services were Thursday, January 27, at the First Baptist church in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery at Windsor.

FOWLER, Evelyn Jean FRANCK
1923-2014
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 8 2014 - Evelyn J. Fowler, 91, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton. Evelyn Jean Franck Fowler was born on March 9, 1923, in the family home in Clinton to C.B. and Fyrn Franck. She attended Clinton High School, graduating in 1941. She married Edwin Fowler on April 9, 1944, and lived in Missouri all her life, first in the Coal and Clinton area, then Raymore, Peculiar and Independence areas before retiring back to the Clinton area. She worked various retail jobs from time to time, but her main focus was serving God and the raising of her family. She held many teaching and support positions at the churches where she was a member of New Salem Baptist in Independence and Good Hope Baptist Church in Coal. She was church Sunday School secretary for many years at New Salem and at Good Hope. She sent birthday and anniversary cards to all members of the congregation before her health prevented her from attending. She was preceded in death and is at a reunion in heaven with husband, Edwin; son, Ed; parents, C.B. and Fyrn Franck; two sisters, Elaine Martin and Wilma Franck, and many other relatives and friends. She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Don and Sharon Temple of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Garrett and Amy Temple and their children, Colin and Landry, Mansfield, Texas, Stacey Temple McCraw and her children, Myka and Cort, Leander, Texas, Kristi and Josh Kruse and their daughter, Birklee, Brookings, South Dakota, Tara (Fowler) McCollough and Zach, Clinton. Other survivors include her sisters, Shirley Hurt of Kirksville and Pat Sisk of Grandview; sisters-in-law, Merle Howell of Clinton and Jewell Fowler of Longview, Washington; brother-in-law, Elvin Fowler of Warrensburg, and many nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 13, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FOWLER, Girtrude Elizabeth
1883-1958
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Miss Girtrude Fowler Buried Mar. 10, 1958 - Funeral services for Miss Girtrude Fowler, 75, died about 12:20 a.m., Mar. 8 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Clem (Myrtle) Odle, five miles east of Clinton, were held Mar. 10, at the Consalus Funeral Home. Pall bearers were nephews, Gene, Edgar, Irvin, Buddy, Elvin and Edwin Fowler. Interment was in the family plot in Englewood Cemetery. Girtrude Elizabeth Fowler the daughter of Charles and Mahala Leonard Fowler was born Feb. 12 1883, near Leesville, MO., where she grew to young womanhood. About 1913 she came to Clinton and trained as a seamstress under the late Mrs. J. C. Turner, then was employed for some time with Mrs. Della Powell. Later she opened a business of her own which she retained until about a year ago when ill health forced her to retire. An expert with the needle, her fingers were never idle and in her pleasant, thoughtful and congenial manner she made many friends through the years. When a young woman she united with the Tebo Baptist Church and later transferred to the Clinton Baptist Church. In earlier years she was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was devoted to her family and friends. About a year ago she and her sister, Anna, who preceded her in death only two weeks ago, moved from their home at 123 East Green to the home of her sister, Mrs. Clem Odle and Mr. Odle, who faithfully and tenderly cared for the two. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Odle, she is survived by a brother, Charles M. Fowler, Clinton, a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Preceding her in death besides the sister, Anna, were the parents and a brother, Leonard.

FOWLER, Helen Virginia McDOWELL
1921-2006
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2007 - Helen Virginia McDowell Fowler, 85, Clinton, died Saturday, December 23, 2006, at her home. Virginia was born July 19, 1921, to Leo W. McDowell and Avis (Ruddell) McDowell near Moundville, Vernon County. Her early years were spent in Vernon County and Bates County where she attended school. Virginia moved with her family to Henry County, east of Clinton, in 1937 where she attended Coal High School her junior year and graduated from Clinton High School in 1939. Virginia was an active member of Good Hope Baptist Church where she met her husband-to-be Irvin Fowler. Virginia and Irvin were married November 4, 1939, at Good Hope Baptist Church. They first lived east of Deepwater for a short time and then moved to Kansas City. In 1943 the couple and one son, Ronald Lee, moved back to the Coal community where they raised four more children. Virginia was an active farm wife. She was involved in Balanced Farming, farm Bureau, 4-H and the Coal Community Club. She held many different positions at Good Hope Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, led G.A.'s a WMU leader both in the Church and Association, director of Vacation Bible School for many years and church clerk for 30 years. In 1980 Irvin and Virginia retired from farming and moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas. In 1983 they moved back home to Clinton where they lived for the past 23 years. Virginia became active in the First Baptist Church of Clinton where she sang with the Spirit Lifters, attended XYZ, taught a ladies' Sunday School class, worked in Mission Action and WMU. Virginia loved doing volunteer work at the Golden Valley Hospital. Before she had to quit because of Parkinson's disease, she volunteered over 3,400 hours. Virginia enjoyed traveling to many states to see God's beauty and visit old friends and relatives. Virginia was preceded in death by two sons, a baby boy and Ronald Lee; her parents Leo and Avis McDowell; one sister Mary Kay Reinhardt, and her husband of 66-plus years, Irvin. Survivors include Linda Caldwell and husband Raymond, Chilhowee, Don Fowler and wife Jackie, Irving, Texas, Brenda Dehn and husband Tom, Genia Miracle and husband Bruce, all of Clinton; eight grandchildren; Clint Caldwell, Reid Caldwell, Chuck Fowler, Chris Fowler, Aaron Dehn, Brook Hook, Matt Miracle and Nathan Miracle; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ed and Jack McDowell, both in the Kansas City area; brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held December 30 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FOWLER, Hubert W.
abt 1921-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2008 - Hubert W. Fowler, 87, formerly of the Coal community, died Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at his home at 3325 Laurel Road, Longview, Washington. He was married to the former Jewell Raymond. Local survivors are his sister Merle Howell; his brother Elvin Fowler, and sister-in-law Evelyn Fowler. Funeral services are pending at Longview.

FOWLER, Irvin Lee
1917-2006
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 23 2006 - Irvin Lee Fowler, 88, Clinton, died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at his home. Irvin was born June 15, 1917, near Coal, the eldest of six children born to Mary Ann (Molly) McGinness and Leonard Griswold Fowler. Irvin attended Coal Community High School and the Good Hope Baptist Church where he met his sweetheart of 69 years, Helen Virginia McDowell. On November 4, 1939, they were united in marriage and were blessed with six children. Irvin and Virginia raised their family on their farm just east of Coal. The farm was owned by his Grandfather McGinness and had been Irvin's birthplace. While Irvin was a full-time farmer, he also worked for the Henry County Extension Service, was assessor for Leesville township and was a member of the Leesville R-9 School Board. While serving as school board president he donated the land for the present school building. Irvin was saved as a young teenager at Good Hope Baptist Church and became a deacon in 1944. He taught Sunday School classes and was active on many church committees, including the building committee, which constructed the present Good Hope Baptist Church located east of Coal on Highway 7. He also served as a lay minister and spoke at many local churches. He was a member of Gideon International. In 1980 Irvin and Virginia sold their farm and moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas, where they were active in the Eastside Baptist Church. To be closer to their family and for health reasons they returned to Clinton in 1983. They joined the First Baptist Church of Clinton where Irvin taught Sunday School classes. They were active in the XYZ'ers and the Spirit Lifters. He also served as a deacon in the church. Irvin loved working with and helping people. He and Virginia served as volunteers at Golden Valley Hospital and Twin Lakes Hospice for a period of time prior to Virginia's failing health, at which time he became Virginia's full-time caregiver for many years. Survivors include Helen Virginia McDowell, his wife of 66 years; four children, Linda Caldwell and husband Raymond, Chilhowee, Don Fowler and wife Jackie, Irving, Texas, Brenda Dehn and husband Tom, Genia Miracle and husband Bruce, all of Clinton; a sister Merle Howell of Coal; two brothers, Elvin Fowler of Clinton and Hubert Fowler of Longview, Washington; eight grandchildren, Clint Caldwell, Reid Caldwell, Chuck Fowler, Chris Fowler, Aaron Dehn, Brook Hook, Matthew Miracle, Nathan Miracle and seven great-grandchildren. Irvin was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Baby Boy Fowler and Ronnie Fowler; a brother, Edwin Fowler and sister Mary Francine Fowler. Funeral services were held April 25, at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FOWLER, James E.
1928-1991
Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James E. Fowler, 63, Kansas City, passed away Monday, October 28, 1991, in his home. He was born in Roscoe. He worked for Bendix Allied Signal from 1951 until retiring in 1989. He was a member of Circle Lodge No. 243 in Roscoe. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Doris Tuck of Warsaw; two nieces, Mrs. Lynne Beasley, Lenexa, Ks., and Mrs. Teri Troutman of Osawatomie; one aunt, Mrs. Mildred Porter of El Dorado Springs. Funeral and Masonic services were Friday, November 1, 1991, at the Roscoe Cemetery.

FOWLER, Jerold Burton "Buddy"
1926-2011
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Jerold Burton "Buddy" Fowler, age 85, of rural Adrian, MO, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family. His parents, two brothers Gene Fowler and Edgar Fowler, one sister, Olive Moulder and one nephew, Bob Fowler, preceded Jerold in death. Buddy was born on March 8, 1926, in Coal, MO, to Charles Montgomery Fowler and Minnie Belle Eberting Fowler. After school he farmed for a few years before being drafted into the Army on March 13, 1944. At the age of 19 he left for basic training at Camp Maxie, Texas. He was then sent to New Carolina, where he served as a Military Policeman for 18 months. In August 1946, Buddy received an honorable discharge at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and returned home to help his father farm. Buddy and Darlene Crowder were married on March 4, 1950, in Clinton, where they made their home for several years. In 1968, they moved to rural Adrian, where they raised their children, continued to farm and raised cattle. Buddy was a member of the Altona Baptist Church and was an avid collector of antique John Deere tractors. Survivors include: his wife, Darlene, of the home; three children, Jerry Fowler and wife, Vickie, of Butler, MO, and Janet Gaylord and Kevin Fowler both of Adrian, MO; five grandchildren, JaNell Ferguson and husband, Brad, and Justin Colin, all of Adrian, MO, JaNetta Larsen and husband, Zach, of Harrisonville, MO, Casey Colin and wife, Abby, and Jeri Lynn Fowler, all of Butler, MO; three great-grandchildren, Clayton Ferguson, Kayde Colin and Callie Ferguson; two nieces, two nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral services were at Consalus Funeral Home on Monday, May 16, 2011, with burial at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

FOWLER, Jewell Marie SIMMONS
1899-1992
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jewell Simmons Fowler, daughter of John Franklin and Bessie Ballard Simmons (pioneer residents of the Coal community) was born August 18, 1899, in Henry County. She passed away at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital June 13, 1992, at the age of 92. When she was very young, she expressed her love for her savior and joined the good Hope Baptist Church. After moving to Clinton, she joined Northeast Baptist Church were she enjoyed attending as long as her health permitted. She married Walter Robert Fowler November 5, 1919, and to this union one daughter was born. Jewell and Walter farmed their entire life in the Coal community. After the death of Walter September 15, 1974, she sold the farm and went to live with her daughter, Opal. After she became disabled, she was tenderly and lovingly cared for by the employees of Lincoln Nursing Home. She is survived by her daughter, Opal Plumlee Klotz of Clinton; one sister, Ernestine Simmons Hall, and brother-in-law, Earl Hall of Sedalia; two grandchildren, Kenneth Plumlee and Marylin Richardson, both of Clinton; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, also nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Lawrence and Johnny Simmons. She was a kind and loving mother, sister, friend and neighbor. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 16, 1992, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FOWLER, Leora WELLS
1872-1938
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Will Fowler, beloved resident of Henry County, died at her home one mile southeast of Coal at 9:00 a.m., July 17, 1938, following an extended illness of complicated diseases. She had been bedfast for the past eight weeks but this did not daunt her ever ready smile or cheerful disposition with all those around her. She did not complain throughout the months of serious illness and her passing was peaceful. Her companion and children were with her at the end. Leora Wells, daughter of Robert and Rebecca Wells, was born October 1, 1872 in Callaway County. She was united in marriage to William Fowler December 26, 1889. To this union were born four children, who are left to comfort their father, Mrs. Walter Whitchurch of Clinton, Everett and Walter Fowler and Mrs. Roy Whitchurch living hear home. There are six grandchildren. she professed faith in Christ at an early age and hers was a life of sacrificial service to others. She was a faithful member and worker of the Good Hope Baptist church as long as her health permitted. She did everything possible to make their home a pleasant dwelling. Her home stood open to those who cared to enter and the warm greeting extended was proof of a beautiful sincerity. Funeral services were conducted at the Good Hope Baptist church at Monday with burial at Englewood.

FOWLER, Lovell Mae GARVER
1913-1993
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lovell Mae Graver was born November 24. 1913, at Roscoe, daughter of Frank and Maud Kirkland Garver. She passed away at 5 p.m. Monday, July 19, 1993, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg after a long illness. She was married September 8, 1934, to Eugene Montgomery Fowler, who preceded her in death February 23, 1974. They had a son, Robert Eugene Fowler. Most of their married life was spent in Clinton. She was employed at the Zenith Fireworks about 20 years. She is survived by the son, Robert (Bob), and wife, Sharonn, Warrensburg; one granddaughter, Robin Miller, Leeton; one grandson, Craig Fowler, Kansas City; two great-grandchildren, Robbie and Lauren Miller of Leeton, other relatives and friends. Her-grandchildren were very special to her. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Asa Garver, Roscoe. Funeral services were Thursday, July 22, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

FOWLER, Mahala Ann Rebecca LEONARD
1861-1940
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Charles Fowler died at her home near coal at 1:00 a.m., May 16, 1940, after patiently suffering six months with a complication of diseases, which she always bore with fortitude, uncomplaining. Mahala Ann Rebecca Leonard was born six miles east of Clinton April 4, 1861, on a 600 acre farm where she grew to young womanhood and has lived in Henry County most of her life. December 9, 1879, she was united in marriage to Charles Fowler, who died July 12, 1939. To this union five children were born who survive: Miss Anna of the home; Misses Gertrude and Myrtle of Clinton; Charles and Leonard, near Coal She is also survived by nine grandchildren, one great-grandson, a sister, Mrs. Lockie Jones, St. Louis; brother H. G. Leonard, Mokane, Mo. Mrs. Fowler was converted early in life and united with the Clinton Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which membership she retained until death. Mrs. Fowler was a home loving woman, being happiest when surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was especially fond of children and no child ever visited her home without a friendly greeting from her. In her community she was a friend and neighbor to everyone. Many beautiful flowers showed the high esteem in which she was held. She was tenderly cared for during her illness by her family and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home May 17. Burial was in Englewood.

FOWLER, Minnie Belle EBERTING
1885-1954
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Last Rites for Mrs. Fowler - Funeral services for Mrs. Chas. Fowler, 1 1/2 miles southeast of Coal, long resident of that community, were conducted Sept. 2, 1954, at the First Baptist Church. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery. Minnie Bell Eberting was born Sept. 16, 1885, near Coal, Mo., one of five children of William and Martha Bailey Eberting. Two sisters, Mrs. Kate Lutz and Mattie Eberting, preceded her in death. Her entire life was spent in that community, with the exception of 18 months that her family spent in the state of Washington when she was a child. On Feb. 19, 1907, she married Charles Montgomery Fowler and to this union four children were born. When 18 years of age she united with the Tebo Baptist Church and later transferred her membership to the Good Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Fowler's death occurred at 11:20 a.me., Aug 31 at the Clinton General Hospital where she underwent an appendectomy eight days earlier. Mrs. Fowler had been in ill health for several years. Devoted to her entire family, Mrs. Fowler was happiest serving them and caring for her home and garden, especially the flowers. Her greatest delight was in her grandchildren. She was known for her diligence, keeping her home neat and attractive, and hospitality reigned in these pleasant surroundings. She showed kindness and friendliness to all neighbors and especially enjoyed the pleasant contacts. She is survived by her husband of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Olive Moulder, Clinton; three sons, Eugene, Clinton, Jerold, (Buddy), near Clinton, and Edgar, near Windsor; five grandchildren, Bob Fowler, Marilyn Moulder, Clinton, Loretta and C. D. Fowler, near Windsor, and Jerold Wayne Fowler, near Clinton; two brothers Charley Eberting, Clinton, and Johnny Eberting, Kansas City; one aunt, Mrs. Carrie Carleton, Clinton; other relatives and many friends. Among those from a distance attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Eberting, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Eberting and family, Earl Eberting, George Eberting, Mrs. Jewell Young, Mrs. Mildred Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Edwards and sons, Raymond and Nancy Denny, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Stewart, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Berth Heckart, Nevada, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moreland, Leeton; Mr. and Mrs. George Long and Betty, Sedalia; Mrs. Harry Eberting, Green Ridge; Mrs. Maude Garver and Asa Garver, Roscoe; Paul Lowry, Butler; and Mr. and Mrs. Amos Fristoe, Lincoln, Mo.

FOWLER, Oreta Ruby WALTHALL
1926-1992
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Oreta Ruby Fowler was born December 19, 1926 to John and Virgie Thompson Walthall. She passed away Saturday morning, April 4, 1992 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Kansas City. Oreta was born in Henrietta, Oklahoma. She lived many years in the Kansas City area before moving to Lowry City in 1982. She had made her home in Riverside the past year. Oreta is preceded in death by her husband Robert Lee Fowler. She is survived by six sons, James Tustison of Blue Springs, Daryl Tustison of Liberty, Mark Tustison of Independence, Mike Tustison of Lowry City, Cecil Fowler of Excelsior Springs, and Robert Fowler of Kansas City; 21 grandchildren other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at Tuesday, April 7, 1992 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, in Osceola. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

FOWLER, Sarah MAIDENS
1837-1909
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral services for Mrs. Walter Fowler were held last Sunday at Good Hope Church, in the presence of a large group of people. She was Sarah Maidens and born in Lincolnshire, England August 12, 1837 and died July 17, 1900. Came to America with her father in 1854. Married Mr. fowler August 18, 1854. Ten of thirteen children survive her, all present at the last sad rites but one, Sarah Ginter of Miami, Oklahoma. Her children loved her devotedly and tenderly. She professed faith in Christ at the tender age of 15 and was a member of the Baptist Church.

FOWLSTON, Keziah McVAY
1844-n/a
Garden City, KS - Mrs. Ansel Fowlston, a former resident of this city, died at her home in Cross Timbers, Missouri on July 6th of chronic gastro enticitis and her remains were brought here for interment by her husband and daughter, Mrs. E. C. Lindner. They were joined at Hutchinson by her brother, I. M. McVay. The funeral was delayed until Monday, July 10, awaiting the arrival of a son, J. P. Fowlston of Gillette, Wyoming. The services were conducted at the Christian church. Keziah McVay was born in Ohio March 9, 1844 and moved to Iowa with her parents when a child and resided there until she was 21 years of age. She was married December 24, 1867 to Ansel Fowlston and to this union nine children were born, five of whom have preceded the mother to the other world. One is laid to rest in the Clinton, MO. cemetery and four in Garden City. Her husband and four children, Mrs. F. B. Colburn and Mrs. E. C. Lindner of Garden City, Mrs. Will Lindner of Cross Timbers, Mo. and J. P. Fowlston of Gillette, Wyoming. Mrs. Fowlston resided in Garden City for a number of years and made many friends who regret her death and who extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.

FOWLSTON, Lillian
1870-1895
Garden City, KS - Once again the hand of death descended into our city, and touched with his unsparing fingers, a young life full of promise for future achievements. Miss Lillian Fowlston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Fowlston died at Colorado Springs September 2nd, 1895, after an illness of five months. On the 28th day of March she attended a social, and there took cold from which she never recovered. The trouble rapidly developed into quick consumption. Accompanied by her mother she went from here to Colorado Springs, on July 20th, the doctors thinking that the change would be beneficial. The change did no good, and her father arrived there just in time to say goodbye to his daughter. Lillian Fowlston was born in Henry county, Missouri on Sept. 18, 1870. She moved to Garden City Sept. ?, and has lived here ever since. She became a member of the Christian church about four years ago, while attending school at Great Bend. She always taught a class in the Sunday school until prevented by sickness. Ever since she was 18 years old she has taught school not missing a single term. Her spare time was put in study and attending school. Before her last sickness she had never been ill enough to necessitate the calling of a doctor. She taught in the city schools three years, and her sickness obliged her to leave a term uncompleted. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the family in their desolation. The funeral was held at the Christian church on Tuesday. The building had been appropriately draped in white and many beautiful flowers placed around by friends of the departed one. All of the available space in the church was occupied by ladies with a few exceptions, and a large number of those unable to get seats stood up in the porch and around at the windows. At two o'clock the casket was borne into the church, and the choir sang softly as the procession moved up the aisle. Several beautiful pieces of music were sung, and prayer offered before Elder Bowen commenced his sermon which was a well spoken impressive discourse, listened to throughout with close attention by the audience.

FOX, Grace N. BENTLEY
1916-2006
Mendon City Cemetery, Mendon, Chariton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 23 2006 - Grace N. Fox, 89, Cameron and formerly of Rothville, died Friday, June 23, 2006, at her daughter's home in Cameron. She was born at Triplett on July 9, 1916, to Garth E. and Katherine "Katie" (Susawind) Bentley. She married Frank A. Fox who died October 13, 1984. She was a beautician who had worked with her dad in Triplett. She moved to Rothville after her marriage to frank, who was a school teacher and farmer in Rothville. She was a member of the Mendon Christian Church, Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron of White Shrine, a lifelong resident of Rothville and a Cameron resident the past 14 years. She is survived by daughters, Linda Fox-Ashley, Cameron, Dr. Betsy Fox-McClure and her husband Dr. Byron McClure II, Cameron; sister Ella Lee Mowery, Grand Ledge, Michigan; four grandchildren, Candy Groes and Bill, Byron McClure III and Angie, Bradley Francis McClure and Karen and Buffy Brooke Anne McClure; seven great-grandchildren, William Kirby Groes, Brandy Rene McClure, Hailey Madison McClure, Brittany Nicole McClure, Morgan Frances, McClure, Bradley "Aaron" McClure, and Bailey Anne-sams McClure. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Frank, three sisters, Marie Burlage, Elizabeth Clair, Evelyn Steinbeck, brother William J. Bentley; sister-in-law Louise Bentley, and nephew Kelly Bentley. Funeral services will be Monday, June 26, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline, with burial in Mendon Cemetery, Mendon.

FOXWORTHY, Mary E. MORGAN
1923-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary E. Foxworthy, 68, Warsaw, died late Sunday evening, July 14, 1991, at her home. She was born March 8, 1923, in St. Paul, Minn., daughter of Forrest and Katherine Kieffer Morgan. On October 10, 1964, in Virginia City, Nev., she married Ronald Foxworthy, who survives of the home. She graduated from high school in White Bear Lake, Minn. She moved to San Francisco, then to Missouri in 1969. She has lived in Warsaw since 1980. Other survivors include two sons, Fredrick L. Giocondi, Warsaw, and Dale Hall Foxworthy, Columbia; two daughters, Katherine Giocondi, San Jose, Calif., and April Edmonds, Warsaw; her mother of Warsaw; two brothers, James Morgan, Los Angeles, and Lloyd Morgan, state of Maryland, and seven grandchildren.

FRAKER, Michelle Lynn Marie
1972-1991
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Michelle Lynn Marie Fraker, 19, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, December 11, 1991, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia as the result of injuries in a traffic accident. She was born in Kansas City on October 20, 1972, daughter of Ronald Wayne Fraker and Karen K. Cousin Fraker. She was a 1991 graduate of Windsor High School. She was a student at State Fair Community College. Survivors include her mother, of Calhoun; her maternal grandmother, Norma Pule, Kansas City; her paternal grandmother, Bonnie Bell of Kansas City; her paternal grandfather, Marvin Fraker of Kansas City; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Saturday at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial services will be Saturday at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City.

FRALA, Edmon Theodore
1881-1934
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death came to E. T. Frala about noon Friday at his home just south of Clinton where he had lived since March this year. In April, Mr. Frala was seriously injured when a wheel came off the hay frame on which he was hauling sheaf oats and he was thrown from the wagon. Since then, Mr. Frala has been unable to walk, and was out of bed only when in a wheel chair. For several weeks he was in a Kansas City hospital. Edward Theodore Frala was born in St. Clair county near Osceola, March 26, 1881. When a young man he went to work for the M.K.T. railroad, and in 1905 he was united in marriage to Miss Myrtle Birdwell. Mr. and Mrs. Frala lived in Montrose for a time then Mr. Frala secured employment with the Tebo steam shovel and they moved frequently thereafter to keep Mr. Frala close to his work. For the past 16 years he has worked for this company, first as a track layer, then as a member of the loading crew at which he was employed before his accident and following incapability. For some time Mr. and Mrs. Frala and family lived in Brownington, also in Lewis Station and Deepwater. Everywhere they went they made many sincere friends for they were a friendly family, headed by jolly Mr. Frala, whose every thought was always for the comfort and well-being of his family. He was most devoted to his wife and children and was always ready to grant them their every wish. Mr. Frala was one of a family of nine boys and six girls, four of whom have preceded him in death. Jim Frala of Pueblo, Colo., and Neal Frala of Mullinsville, Kans., were here during Mr. Frala's last days. Also surviving Mr. Frala is his wife and seven children: Theodore, near the home; Truman, Ambrose, Edward, Lucille, Julia, and Imogene, all of the home. Two children, the youngest and the oldest, preceded their father. Funeral services were conducted in the Deepwater Christian Church on Sunday. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery. (Grave marker has correct name: Edmon Theodore Frala)

FRALA, Theodore Franklin Sr.
1907-1972
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Moberly Monitor-Index, Moberly, MO, Saturday, Nov 11 1972 - Theodore Franklin Frala, 65, 115.5 East Coates street, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in Community Hospital. The son of Edward and Myrtle Birdwell Frala, he was born June 2, 1907, in Missouri. Frala was a heavy equipment operator. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Frala, Kansas City, Kan.; one son, Theodore Franklin Frala Jr., Kansas City, Kan.; four daughters, Miss Ailene Frala, Mrs. Jean Clark, Mrs. Judy Bosterman and Mrs. Georganna Norwood, all of Kansas City, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Chaney of Deepwater, Mo., Miss Lucille Frala, Kansas City, Kan., and Mrs. Imogene Campbell, Roseville, Calif.; and three brothers, Edward and Ambrose Frala, Clarksville, Ark., and Truman Frala, Walla Walla, Wash. Funeral services are pending at Million-Greer and Comstock Funeral Home, Moberly.

FRANCIS, Charity Elaine
1986-2003
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2003 - Charity Elaine Francis, daughter of Todd Preston Francis and Paula June Carpenter, was born May 19, 1986, in Independence and died August 9, 2003, near Warrensburg, the result of an automobile accident. Charity was a clerk for the Amoco Station on Highway 13 North, Clinton. She loved life and will be missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by her mother Paula Carpenter of the home; her father Todd P. Francis of Chelsea, Oklahoma; one brother Renn Francis, and three sisters, Brittaney Francis, Andrea Francis and Macauley Francis, all of the home; one niece, Caden Wax of the home; her maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Cheryl Carpenter of Independence, and her maternal great-grandmother, Betty Williams of the state of Utah; her paternal grandmother, Darlyne Kerns of Chelsea, Oklahoma, and her paternal grandfather, Preston Francis of Welch, Oklahoma. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, August 13.

FRANCIS, Jael Rosella HARRISON
1872-1937
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Joe Francis Drinks Lysol To Commit Suicide - Sick in Mind and Body, 64 Year-Old Clinton Woman Takes Her Own Life at Her Home on Bodine Avenue - Tired of living, burdened with distress of mind and illness, Mrs. Joe Francis of Bodine avenue sought a quick way out of the trials of earth Monday at 10:55 a.m., when she drank a half bottle of Lysol. Mrs. Francis, who had not been well for some time, had been twice to one of the state hospitals for her health. She returned home the Wednesday before Easter and had been confined to her bed the past week. Saturday she sent to the drug store for Lysol, among other things, some of which she had Mrs. J. W. Showman, who had been sent to care for her, use in her sick room to disinfect. Mrs. Francis, having spent a fairly good night Sunday, sent Mrs. Showman Monday morning to get Mrs. W. Kimball, a neighbor who had extended many kindnesses to her. Soon after Mrs. Kimball's arrival, Mrs. Francis, who was talking with her and Mrs. Showman in the kitchen, complained of her feet being cold and said she was going to her room to put on hose and shoes. It was only a few minutes later that they heard her cry of agony and rushed to the bedside. In a glance they realized the situation. The four-ounce bottle of Lysol that she had concealed from Mrs. Showman -- who had hesitated to question her about it or search for it, fearing to alarm or suggest -- stood beside her. Into an ordinary water glass she had emptied the Lysol, which she had drunk. "I'm tired of living, it's just too much," they heard her say and in the torture of death she told them she was going. Dr. S. B. Hughes was summoned at once, coming in about five minutes but seeing the evidence, the burned lips, mouth and throat blanched white, pronounced it too late to pump her stomach or do more than make death as easy as possible. Mrs. Kimball, assisted by Mrs. Showman, administered to her kindly and at 1:30 p.m., her last pain was past, calm settled on the white face and the agonized breath was stilled. Roselle Harrison, daughter of Joe Harrison and Jane Baker Harrison, was born August 20, 1872, on their farm six miles southwest of Clinton. There she grew up, attending the rural schools, and as a young woman married Mike Hill of the community and had one son. Rolla Hill, who survives his mother. March 10, 1916, she became the wife of Joe Francis of Clinton, engineer at the Larabee Mills. Clinton continued to be their home with their last residence on Bodine avenue in the Hart property. Mrs. Francis was a wonderful seamstress, gifted with her needle, making clothes, things for her house and fancy work. She loved her home and enjoyed her housekeeping. She was also a fine cook and had a naturally kind heart. Surviving her are two brothers. John Harrison, residence not known, and Bill Harrison of Clinton; one sister, Mrs. Mame Armason, Lock Port, New York; an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Cal Baker of Appleton City, and her husband. The funeral services were Wednesday at the Wilkinson chapel. The body was laid to rest in Englewood.

FRANCIS, Jesse Sherman
1889-1926
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Jesse Sherman Francis was born in Maries county, Mo., April 7, 1889, and departed this life at his late home, 408 E. Franklin street, Clinton, Mo., at 12:55 a.m., Wednesday, May 12, 1926, at the age of 37 years, 12 months and 5 days. When he was quite young, the family returned to Osage county, Mo., for a few years, coming then to Montrose, Mo., from which place they moved to Clinton in 1901. He received his education in the Clinton public schools. On March 9, 1914, he was married in Montrose, Mo., to Miss Essie Thomas, who together with the little daughter, Nadine, age 6, and the little son, George Robert, age 4, survive. He had been employed at the City Light Plant for the past four years, and was well liked by all his fellow workers. During these last years in the City's service, his health had been gradually failing, although he never complained. On Monday morning, April 12, he went to work as usual, although really not able to go, and about 9:30, returned home and had his family physician called, who advised him to go to bed, as his fever was so high. for several mornings of that week he would insist on getting up, but could not stay up long. Not until the following Saturday did pneumonia develop. All that loving hands, the skill of several of the best physicians, a trained nurse and most valiant fight for life, on his part, could not lengthen his stay on earth. Early Tuesday morning, coming out of a night of stupor, he looked up at his wife and asked, "Have they given me up?" and said, "I am ready to go." He said he wanted to tell all good bye and called for Rev. Lindsey, who arrived in a short time. He wanted to make the good confession and in the presence of his little children and several other members of the family, he made the good confession and took his first and last communion with his pastor and his wife. Many were the restless days and sleepless nights and during all of these and all the delirium never a vile word passed his lips, demonstrating the purity of mind and heart, and thus calling forth only praise from his faithful nurse. About 5 p.m. Tuesday, he was taken with a smothering spell and under the influence of medicine, became quiet and went to sleep about 9, passing peacefully away at 12:55 a.m. The funeral was conducted on Thursday, after which the remains were conveyed to Englewood and laid beneath a wealth of beautiful flowers. Thus from our midst has gone a kind and considerate neighbor, a devoted husband and a father who idolized his children. He is survived by an aged father, T. B. Francis, and five brothers, Will, Joe and Charles of Clinton, Taylor of Appleton City, and Allen of Wichita, Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Geckeler and Mrs. J. Kurtz, both of Kansas City, Mo.; one half brother, T. J. Howard of Ravenden springs, Ark., and one half sister, Mrs. S. B. Pointer, of Appleton City; one half sister and the mother having preceded him to the better world. Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were: Mrs. Emma Geckeler, Kansas City; Mrs. Bettie Pointer and Taylor Francis and family of Appleton City; Charles and Lewis Francis and little son of Belle, Mo.; Ira Francis of Byron, Mo., and Tom Foster and wife of Moberly, Mo.

FRANCISCO, Andrew John Sr.
1896-1927
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1927 - Andrew Francisco Died - At the St. Mary's hospital in Kansas City Thursday morning. He had taken very ill the week before with appendicitis, and an operation was performed Sunday, but peritonitis developed which, with other complications, caused his death. He was born at Butler, Mo., 31 years ago this coming June 26th. His father died when Andy was a tiny boy and his mother died when he was 13. He was raised by his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Doyle, who made her home at that time in Clinton. He attended Clinton school, graduating from the Clinton High School, then went to the University of Missouri. On his return he bought stock in the Wilder, Wright & Brassfield Implement Co., and was in business here several years, selling cars and implements. A littel over two years ago, he accepted a traveling position with the Rock Island Implement Co., and held this position at the time of his death, with headquarters in Kansas City. Andy was a member of the Baptist church, the Masonic orders, including the Shrine, the B.P.O.E. He had a happy disposition that made him popular with old and young. He was married to Miss Mary Esther Sigler 11 years ago, February 5th. She survives him with their ten year old son, Andrew John Francisco. He also leaves a twin brother, William, who is with the Rock Island Implement Co., and an older brother, Taylor Lay Francisco. His grandmother, Mrs. Mary Doyle, lives in Kansas City. His body was brought to Clinton last Friday and the funeral service conducted at the Christian church Saturday morning. Burial at Englewood, where the Masonic burial ritual was used.

FRANCISCO, Clay Adair
1924-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 21 2010 - Clay was born the second son of Louise Adair Francisco in Clinton, Missouri. He was a veteran of World War II, trained in amphibian warfare, and participated in the initial landings at Okinawa and the Philippines. After graduation from the University of Missouri's school of journalism he was employed by Life magazine in the Midwest, eventually transferring to Southern California where he met his lifelong partner and wife, Jacquelyn. In the mid-50's he was named Publisher of the west-coast edition of Playbill, the theater program magazine. But a lifelong interest in motion pictures, along with a lively concern with world affairs, led him into a career in journalism. Clay's travels took him to more than 100 countries filming such diverse people as the primitive Urubu Indians of the Amazon, the turbaned Uzbeks of Central Asia and the famous Blue Men of the Sahara. Among the Franciscos' most adventurous expeditions was a 4,000 mile motor journey through Soviet Russia. He produced over 25 feature-length travel-adventure films and documentaries and was cited by the American Film Festival for his film "Russia: A Cultural Revolution". He also provided material for PBS's series "Women of Russia". Clay appeared in person at venues throughout the U.S. and Canada as a guest lecturer at such prestigious locations as Constitution Hall for the National Geographic Society, the Seattle Opera House, the Los Angels Music Center, and Chicago's Orchestra Hall. His work was seen worldwide through educational films, television and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, as well as private clubs like the Harvard Club and the Union League Clubs of New York and Chicago. He was a longtime member of the Society of American Travel Writers and served on the Board of the Amador Community Foundation. He spent his retirement doing what he loved best - traveling the world. Clay is survived by his wife of 54 years and a host of friends around the globe. No services are planned at his request.

FRANCISCO, Matilda DICKINSON
1894-1923
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 1923 - Mrs. Matilda Francisco died at the home of her parents, Congressman and Mrs. C. C. Dickinson, Monday morning at 10:30. She had been in poor health for several years, and bedfast for three weeks before her death. She was born March 22, 1894, at the home place on the corner of Jefferson and 2nd streets. There she grew to womanhood, graduating from the Clinton high school. she attended the University of Missouri part of one year, but had to quit on account of poor health. She married William Francisco, December, 1915. One son was given this union, William Francisco, Jr., who is six years old. She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson; one brother, Seddon; and three sisters - Mrs. Uel Lamkin, of Maryville, Mo., who was with her husband in San Francisco, California, attending the National Educational Association Convention at the time of her sister's death; Miss Peyton Dickinson, at home; Miss Lelia, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, who was in New York at the time of her sister's death. Matilda was a young woman of unusual winsomeness. She ever put her own self behind and thought of the happiness of her relatives and friends. From the time she was a tiny tot until her death, she was loved by all who knew her. She loved life and would have liked to live, but there was never a murmur nor a complaint when she knew she was going. She simply made her plans to go, asking that her most cherished earthly possession, little William, be raised by her parents. She was sorry to leave him motherless, but knew he was in good hands. Hers was a courageous life. No matter what trouble came to her she kept it, and gave to her friends and loved ones only sunshine. She always remembered to do the little kindnesses that make life so worth while. There was never a friend or a neighbor ill, but what she would remember them with a cheery visit and with something dainty to tempt the invalid's appetite. Rev. A. N. Lindsey had charge of the funeral services, which were held at the home of her parents, on South 2nd street, Wednesday afternoon. Interment in Englewood.

FRANCISCO, Taylor Lay Jr.
1917-2003
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton, MO, Feb 24 2003 - Taylor Lay Francisco, Kansas City, died Saturday, February 1, 2003, in Paris, France, following complications from a fall suffered in the Paris subway. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, at Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home, with a private family burial in Englewood Cemetery. Mr. Francisco was born December 17, 1917, in Clinton, to Taylor Lay Francisco and Louise Adair Francisco. He graduated from Clinton High School and from the University of Missouri with bachelor and law degrees. He was a World War II veteran, having served more than two years in the Aleutian Islands. Mr. Francisco was in private law practice in Clinton for several years and later was employed by the Columbia Steel Tank Company in Kansas City and by the Social Security Administration. Following his retirement, he traveled widely in Europe, the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Mr. Francisco had pioneer roots in Missouri history. His maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Adair, was the first white (non-Indian) child born in Jackson County in a log cabin on the corner of Maple and Liberty streets in Independence on February 16, 1828. He was a veteran of the Civil and Mexican wars and participated in the "49'er" gold rush to California. Later he farmed on the land that is now Swope Park. Adair Park in Independence was dedicated to Joseph's honor in June 1931. Joseph's son, Clay Adair, in his youth drove cattle from Texas to the railhead in Kansas. Eventually he became postmaster of Clinton and was honored by his family with the Adair Memorial Annex Village in Henry County Museum. Taylor's paternal grandfather was Simon Payne Francisco, distinguished attorney, jurist and judge in Butler. He is survived by his brother, Clay Adair Francisco of Sutter Creek, California, and a cousin, Marilyn Adair Gover, Clinton.

FRANCISCO, William Payne Jr. Col.
1917-1995
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Col. William Payne Francisco, Jr., US Army, retired, died Thursday, July 27, at the age of 78. He was born in Clinton March 22, 1917, to Matilda Dickinson and William P. Francisco. He was grandson of Clement Cabell Dickinson, US Congressman. He attended Washington University, St. Louis, and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was then appointed to the US Military Academy, West Point, where he graduated with a B.S. in Military Engineering in 1940. He served In the US Army and Joint commands around the world for 30 years In the Airborne Field Artillery and in staff and command assignments. His Initial assignment was to Ft. Sam Houston. Overseas he served in Japan, Korea in the Korean War, Iran '58-'60, and, Nicaragua '65- '69 as the Chief of the US Military Mission. He completed over 100 military parachute jumps, conducted the first night helicopter jumps and was a member of the Century Club. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, the Armed Forces Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Legion of Merit medal with one oak leaf cluster, many WWII and Korean Service medals and the Reuben Dairlo Medal from the government of Nicaragua. During his military career he graduated from the University of Virginia Law School with a Bachelor's of Law and was inducted into the Order of the Colf. Upon military retirement he returned to U. Va for his Master of Laws and Doctor of Judicial Science degree with specialties in Probate and American Indian Law. He was a Professor of Law at St. Mary's University School of Law, teaching contracts and torts, from 1972 to 1987, and was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award. He taught one more year of law at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma. Washington. He published numerous articles, was a contributing author to Cohen's "Federal Indian Law" and was recognized nationally as an expert on Indian Probate Law. Post retirement he continued to travel, meeting with southwestern tribal leaders for several years as director, Tribal Indian Probate Code Project of the American Bar Association. He was a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Phi Delta Phi Legal fraternity. the American Arbitration Association, the Association of American Law Schools, the 82nd Airborne Association, the West Point Society of South Texas, the Air Force Association, the National Rifle Association, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, the San Antonio Conservation Society, and was an honorary fellow, of the Truman Library Institute. He was actively involved with the 1st Presbyterian Church at the local presbytery and synod levels and served as a deacon and elder of the church. He was a member of the Task Force on Middle East Relationship and Peacemaking. He was active with the Presbyterian Lay Committee, served as mediator with Christian Conciliation Service's of San Antonio, and volunteered with income tax preparation for seniors for AARP. As a very active member of the San Antonio Conservation Society, he originated the Tacos al Pastor booth for Night in Old San Antonio and led Heritage tours for school children, events that have brought pleasure to many over the years. He and his wife, Nancy. recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary at the 1st Presbyterian Church where they were married in June 1940. Military burial took place at the National Cemetery at Fort Sam Houston July 31. He is survived by his wife. Nancy McLernon Francisco; his son, William P. Francisco III, US Consul at Hermosillo, Mexico, and his wife, Marisol; his son, Michael C. Francisco, Colonel USAF ret. and his wife, Dr. Patricia Francisco DMD of Scottsdale, Arizona; his daughter, Nancy Francisco Stewart and her husband. Dr. Joseph Stewart of Prescott, Arizona; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins including Francis Nattinger of Clinton, Clem Dickinson of Woodlands, Texas, Clay Francisco of Sutter Creek, California, and Taylor Lay Francisco of Kansas City, Kansas.

FRANCY, Bonnie Belle BREEDEN
1930-2008
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 6 2008 - Mrs. Bonnie Belle Francy, 78, Garden City, was born January 8, 1930, near Garden City, the daughter of Edgar Leroy and Hilda Odessa (Hunt) Breeden, and died Monday, January 28, 2008, at her home. On August 28, 1948, Bonnie married Delbert Lee Francy in Garden City. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Garden City, and was a lifelong area resident. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Larry Francy; her daughter Saundra Conner; her brother Richard Breeden and her sister Georgia Wainwright. She is survived by her husband Delbert L. Francy of the home; a son Leroy Francy and his companion Tammy Wheeldon, Kingsville; two daughters, Wanda Engelhardt and husband Rick, Chilhowee, and Carolyn Kenagy and husband Delbert, Garden City; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister Geneva Schrock, Garden City; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Friday, February 1, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in the Garden City Cemetery.

FRANK, Eva
1926-2007
Rose Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2007 - Eva Frank, 80, Olathe, Kansas, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Village Shalom. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 27, at The Temple Congregation B'nai Jehudah, 12320 Nall, Overland Park, Kansas, with interment immediately following at Rose Hill Cemetery. She was born August 11, 1926, in Vienna, Austria. At age 11, she and her family fled to the Dominican Republic where she completed her secondary education and met her husband Klaus in 1949, they made their home in Kansas City where she continued her education. Her passion to learn led her to a Master's Degree from UMKC. She then taught language for 30 years at Shawnee Mission North High School. She was a member of NEA (Nation Education Association), The Temple Congregation B'nai Jehudah, Lake Quivira Gourmet Club and numerous other cultural organizations. She is survived by her three daughters, Susi Erwin, Sylvia Atenclo, Sandy Houchen and her husband Jim, Beth Frank, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Klaus, and her son Ken.

FRANK, Klaus Martin
1921-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 28 2005 - Klaus Martin Frank passed away on November 27, 2005, surrounded by love and family. During his life he was many things - husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, companion, artist and traveler. He gave so much in so many ways to so many people. Klaus had a sparkle in his eye, kept a keen sense of humor and shared his remarkable talent. Klaus was born in Dortmund, Germany, on March 30, 1921. Though he studied at an art academy, his education was interrupted by the War and he fled to the Dominican Republic where he resumed his love for drawing and worked as a political cartoonist while maintaining his own commercial art studio. It was there that he met and married Eva in 1946. Shortly thereafter, he brought his young wife to the United States and settled in Kansas City where he established K. Frank Display Company, a successful commercial design studio. He was passionate about the fine arts and embraced music as an integral part of his life, both as a performer and spectator. Over the years, his commercial artwork was featured in magazines, newspapers, the Truman Library in Independence, the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and most recently, in a series of fused glassware featuring Clinton. Klaus was well-read, well-fed, well-graveled and vivacious. He was a constant source of creativity through his wide range of artistic expression and musical talent. The last two weeks of his life were difficult, but for as long as he was able, he maintained his sense of humor, resolve and dignity. None who knew him would have expected anything less. The family welcomes friends to a reception and Celebration of Life on Wednesday, November 30, from 3-5 p.m. at the Lake Quivira Clubhouse. There will be a funeral service for extended family on Tuesday at the Louis Memorial Chapel, with private internment to follow. Klaus is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Eva, and his loving children, Susie Erwin and Sylvia Atencio, both of Denver, Colorado, Kenny Frank, Washington, D.C. and Sandy and Jim Houchen, Clinton. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Jeremy, Nic and Chelsea Cover, Chad and Julia Parks, all of Clinton, and James, Carrie and Allison Houchen of Newton, Kansas, as well as his grandchildren from around the country.

FRANKENFIELD, Timothy R.
abt 1973-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Timothy R. (Paxston) Frankenfield, 21, of Kansas City, Kansas, formerly of Roscoe, died Saturday, January 8, 1994 from injuries received in an auto accident. He was born in Kansas City, Ks. When he was two the family moved to Roscoe where he attended Roscoe Elementary School and Osceola High School through his junior year. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Ks. in 1990. Tim was working for Tension Envelope in Kansas City as a machine operator. He was a member of the Roscoe Christian Church in Roscoe. He is survived by his mother, Patty Frankenfield of the home; his father, Larry Paxston of the home; one sister, Susan Kehr of Hamburg, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Kathryn Paxston of Osceola; one nephew, Samuel Glen Kehn of Hamburg, Pa., other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 15, 1994 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Butler Cemetery near Roscoe.

FRANKENFIELD, William A. "Corky"
abt 1932-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William A. "Corky" Frankenfield, 62, Roscoe, died Wednesday morning, April 13, (1994) at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services will be Friday, April 15, at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Roscoe Cemetery. Mr. Frankenfield was born in Pittsburg, Ks. He moved with his family to the Roscoe area in 1939. He had lived in the Kansas City area 35 years before returning to Roscoe in 1989. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was an employee of the Armour Company 17 years and a 26-year employee of Ford Motor Company. He is survived by his wife, Lamoyne of the home; three sons, Barthol L. Frankenfield of Topeka, Ks., Robert L. Frankenfield and daughter-in-law, Cindy, of Kansas City, and David Strugeon of Trimble; one daughter, Cindy Youngblood of Berryville, Ark.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Alvina Frankenfield of Glendale, Arizona; six grandchildren, 11 nieces and nephews, 23 great-nieces and nephews, 11 great-great-nieces and nephews.

FRANKENSTEIN, Hedwig Carol
abt 1939-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 7 2002 - Hedwig Carol Frankenstein, 63, Chilhowee, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at her home. Among survivors include her stepson, James Cratic and wife Cheryl, Kansas City.

FRANKLIN, Effie May McDAVITT
1910-1991
Stover Cemetery, Stover, Morgan Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Effie May Franklin, 81, Stover, died early Sunday morning, October 20, 1991, at her home in Buffalo. She was born on February 21, 1910, at Sagrada in Camden County, daughter of the late James and Nancy Upton McDavitt. On May 9, 1931, at Versailles, she was united in marriage to Glen Franklin, who survives at the home. Effie and glen lived in Kansas City for many years, moving here after retirement in 1973. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Versailles, and a member of the adult Bible class. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one son, Elroy Franklin, Stover, and his wife Anna Beele; five grandsons, Ronald, Gary, Bret, Kent and Darryl Franklin; two great-grandsons, Brandon and Christopher Franklin, and three great-granddaughters, heather, Beth and Ashley. She was also preceded in death by one infant son, Glen Jr.; one daughter, Betty Jean Franklin; three brothers, George, Earnest and Kenneth McDavitt, and one sister, Opal Bentch. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 23, at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the Stover Cemetery, with funeral arrangements by Scrivner Funeral Home.

FRANKLIN, Kenneth D.
1942-2002
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 14 2003 - Kenneth D. Franklin was born August 12, 1942, at Dover, son of Kenneth Ellsworth and Mary R. Schumacher Franklin. He died at his home December 23, 2002. Mr. Franklin moved to this area eight years ago from Kansas City. He worked for Tracker Marine and loved to hunt and fish. His father preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife Nancy, of the home; his mother Mary R. Shaw, Kansas City; three children, Jennifer Parks, Fairbanks, Alaska, Anthony Franklin, Shreveport, Louisiana, Robin Franklin, of the home; two brothers, Jim Franklin and wife Cindy, Rayville, and Kevin Shaw and wife Lori, Austin, Texas, along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held December 27 at the Tebo Baptist church. Burial was in Tebo Cemetery.

FRASHER, Daniel W. "DW"
1918-2004
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 19 2004 - Daniel W. "DW" Frasher, 86, Chilhowee, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia. He was born February 4, 1918, in Leeton, the son of the late John W. Frasher and the late Nannie B. Parker Frasher. On September 28, 1941, he married Elaine Gildersleeve in Osceola and had 50 years of marriage. On October 15, 1991, she preceded him in death. He was a lifelong resident of the Leeton area and a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army. He was a farmer, cattleman and horseman. Survivors include a son James Frasher and wife Kim E., Leeton; one granddaughter Laurie Frasher, Eureka springs, Arkansas, and one sister-in-law Margie Frasher of Windsor. One brother John W. Frasher, preceded him in death in March 2003. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 17, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial was in Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.

FRASHER, Elaine GILDERSLEEVE
1914-1991
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Elaine Frasher, 77, Chilhowee, died Tuesday, October 15, 1991, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She was born June 28, 1914, at Shawnee Mound, the daughter of Frank and Sadie Elder Gildersleeve. On September 28, 1941, in Osceola, she was married to D. W. Frasher, who survives of the home. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Shawnee Mound. During her married life she attended the Methodist churches in Chilhowee and Leeton. Other survivors include a son, Jim Frasher, Leeton; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Callen and Mrs. Dorothy Thomas, both of Warrensburg; also a granddaughter. Funeral services will be Friday, October 18, at the United Methodist Church in Leeton. Burial will be in Mineral Creek Cemetery under the direction of the Holdren Funeral Home of Warrensburg.

FRASHER, John Jr.
1925-2003
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 13 2003 - John Frasher, Jr., 77, Windsor, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at his home in Windsor. He was born June 11, 1925, in Leeton, the son of John W. Frasher and Nannie B. (Parker) Frasher. On December 18, 1948, in Clinton, he married Marjorie F. Tweedy, who survives of the home. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a farmer and stockman. He also dealt with draft horses and enjoyed breaking them. He had lived in Leeton his entire life, until he retired in 1991, moving to Windsor. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; a brother, D. W. Frasher, Chilhowee; a nephew, James B. Frasher, Leeton; a great-niece, Laurie Frasher; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, and many friends. Graveside services will be Friday, March 14, at the Calhoun Cemetery.

FRAVELL, Eugene Russell
abt 1924-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eugene Russell Fravell, 70, Windsor, died Friday, May 6, 1994, at his home. Mr. Fravell was born in Gillispie, Illinois, and had lived in Windsor for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Sue, of the home; three sons, Ernest Eric Fravell and James Robert Fravell, both of O'Fallon, and Damon Hugh Fravell, Houston, Texas. Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements. Cremation.

FRAZER, Robert Gabriel
1882-1960
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, May 5 1960 - Funeral services for Robert G. Frazer, 78, who passed away Sunday at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., were held Wednesday at the Huston funeral home here. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery. Mr. Frazer was born January 19, 1882 in Columbia, Ky., the son of the late Thomas Henry and Flora Frazer. On July 17, 1907, he was married to Grace Bowen here. They have been residents here for the past 44 years. Surviving are the wife of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Jenny Tabell, Greensburg, Ky., and Mrs. J. B. McCain, Shreveport, La., and several nieces and nephews.

FRAZIER, James E.
n/a-1892
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 1892 - James E. Frazier died at Hartwell January 25 of grip and pneumonia. The attack was severe from the start. He was a highly respected citizen. One daughter in Jackson county and one in the Territory were unable to attend the funeral. Burial at Norris.

FRAZIER, Roger Lee
1944-2005
Frazier Cemetery, Boaz, Christian Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 6 2006 - Roger Lee Frazier, the son of Floyd W. and Mayfred (Maples) Frazier, was born October 6, 1944, in Springfield. He died December 22, 2005, at the age of 61 years. He was raised in Clever where he was a dairy farmer and then he bought his own business of farm equipment sales. Later, he moved to Clinton where he worked at Golden Valley Ford Tractor for 18 years. In 2002 he moved to the Greenfield and Miller area to be near family. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter Becky Lundy, and husband John, Greenfield; a son Brian Frazier and wife Kim, Miller; a stepson Wayne Thebeau, St. Louis; a sister Jo Etta Davis, Clever; a niece Terry Snowden and husband Kenny, Clever; seven grandchildren, Rachel McMahan, Megan Lundy, Kayla Jones, Faith Halbert, Brian Keith Frazier, Brandon Thebeau, Nicholas Thebeau; a great-niece Dawn Snowden and a great-nephew Dusty Snowden. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 27, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. His final resting place was in Frazier Cemetery, Boaz.

FRAZIER, Stan J.
1950-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2001 - Stan J. Frazier, 51, Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, formerly of Quincy, Illinois, died Tuesday morning, April 24, 2001, in his home. He was born January 12, 1950, in Quincy and was the son of Robert E. and Ruth E. Speckhart Frazier. He was a graduate of Quincy High School and Iowa State University. The 3M Company employed him as a senior electrical engineer for over 20 years. Surviving are his father, Robert E. Frazier of Quincy; a sister, Susan Scott and her husband, Dr. Kent Scott, Clinton; a niece, Molly Odum and her husband, Paul, Kansas City; a nephew, Christopher Frazier Scott and his wife, Allison, Richmond; a great-niece, Ansley Odum of Kansas City, and a great-nephew, Jacob Frazier Scott of Richmond. His mother, Ruth Frazier, preceded him in death. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. in the Zehnder Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, Quincy, Illinois, by Rev. Stephen Scheuette. Inurnment will be in the Ellington Home Cemetery, Quincy.

FREDERICK, Fay Ann
1930-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 18 2009 - Fay Ann Frederick, 79, Hayward, California, died Saturday, December 5, 2009. Graveside services were Friday, December 18, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FREDERICK, Forrest Kevin
1952-2003
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 5 2003 - Forrest Kevin Frederick was born March 11, 1952, to Forrest Starr and Sarah Grace Woods Frederick in Clinton. He died at his home in Clinton on October 6, 2003, at the age of 51. He lived his entire life in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1970. After high school he attended Central Missouri. State University for a short time before going to Kansas City Watch and Jewelry School. When he came back to Clinton he was the third generation to run the family business of Frederick Jewelry. Kevin was married to Carlene Kay Wittig on June 2, 1972, and to this union one son was born, Forrest Todd Frederick. Kevin was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. As a youth he was in Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was an active member of Clinton Elks Lodge and had served as Exalted Ruler. He held memberships in the Masonic Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shrine and Clinton Rotary Club. He loved golf and being with people. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Carlene of the home; one son, Forrest Todd Frederick and wife Angela; two grandchildren, Katelyn Frederick and Dalton Johnson, all of Corpus Christi, Texas. Funeral services were held October 9 at the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Burial was in Deepwater Cemetery.

FREDERICK, Sarah Grace WOODS
1914-2003
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 17 2003 - Sarah Grace Frederick was born August 20, 1914, in Henry County, daughter of Robb and Gracie Jane Williams Woods and lived her entire life in the Clinton area. She died January 31, 2003, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 88 years. She graduated from Clinton High School and went on to attend Warrensburg Teacher College. She worked for the telephone company as an operator until her marriage in 1946 to Forrest S. Frederick. One son, Forrest Kevin, was born to this union. Sarah was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, three sisters, Prudence Davis, Inez Glasscock, Doris Woods, and one brother, Robert Woods. Survivors include her son, Kevin Frederick and wife Carlene, Clinton; one grandson, Forrest Todd Frederick and wife Angela; one great-granddaughter, Katelyn Alexis Frederick, and one step-great-grandson, Dalton Johnson, all of Atlantic Beach, Florida. Graveside services were held February 3 at Englewood Cemetery.

FREE, Webster
1926-2005
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 27 2005 - Webster Free, 79, Chilhowee, died Monday, October 24, 2005, at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. Funeral services will be held November 5 at Chilhowee United Methodist Church with burial in Carpenter Cemetery. He was born February 27, 1926 in Camilla, Georgia, son of Tonya and Lena Free. He married the former Hazel Verge. Preceding him in death are his parents, two sister, one brother, one son-in-law, Lewis Merritt. Survivors include his wife Hazel of the home; one son Webster Free Jr. and wife Charlotte, Kansas City; four daughters. Cathrine King and husband Reggie, Sacramento, California, Shirley Scott and husband Curtis, Atlanta, Georgia, Jennifer C. Merritt, Kansas City, Delores Free, Washington; one brother, Van Free, Atlanta, Georgia; plus numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

FREEMAN, Boyd James
1961-2011
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Boyd James Freeman was born March 28, 1961, in Fair Grove. He died peacefully in his home in Clinton on Sunday, June 25, 2011. The known truck driver always said, "Hurry Up! Go!" He had a very eventful life full of love for all his friends and family. He is survived by his wife Laurie J. Freeman; children of Clinton, son, Michael McKinnie and wife Sylvia, and daughter Carla Apperson and husband Jason; four grandchildren, Cody, Sydey, Janelle "Nelly" and Christian "Hotrod"; children of springfield area, sons, Steve Freeman, James Freeman, Luke Freeman, Michael Freeman and daughter Makale; along with a sister Billy Swartz and husband; two nieces and nephews, Kyler and Elizabeth, St. Louis area. His wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of life dinner will be held at 501 East Ohio, Clinton, on July 4. Any loved one or friend is welcome to stop by. Rock On!

FREEMAN, Dale Perry
1940-2004
Union-Williams Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 28 2004 - Dale Perry Freeman, 64, Oak Grove and formerly of Calhoun, died Friday, December 24, 2004, at Monterey Park Nursing Home in Independence. He was born September 8, 1940, in Kansas, the son of John Fredrick Freeman and May Bell (Holton) Freeman. He married Martha Louise Freeman, who died February 20, 2000. He worked in the Maintenance department in the Calhoun School system before his retirement. He was a member of Drakes Chapel United Methodist Church, Clinton. Survivors include a daughter, Delisa Freeman Choudhary, Oak Grove; a brother Charlie Freeman, Windsor; three sisters, Barbara Boyd, Windsor, Shirley Krueger and Kathryn Bass, both of Emporia, Kansas; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Donald, a twin, John W., Richard, Howard, Ralph and Robert Freeman; three sisters, Patty Hutchison, Maxine Herron, Betty Pruet. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 30, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Cole Camp.

FREEMAN, Garrett W. Capt.
1839-1923
Freeman Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO - On March 14th, at 10:20 p.m., the spirit of G. W. Freeman passed into the Great Beyond. He was born May 27th, 1839, aged 83 years, 9 months and 15 days. He had been in poor health for more than a year. His good wife and faithful companion was always ready to do anything she could to make his last days as pleasant as possible. She was afflicted part of the time with rheumatism, but she never faltered to do her duty and minister to his every want. His son, Will, of Nevada, Mo., has been here for over a year, helping to care for his father. G. W. Freeman was married September 13, 1860, to Sallie Ellen (sic) of Ronoake, Howard county, Mo. To this union were born four children, only one living -- a son, R. W. of Nevada, Mo.; four grandchildren -- J. W. Crews Jr., G. A. Crews, Floyd Crews, of Kansas City, and Wilma Freeman of Modesto, California. Josie Freeman, wife of R. W. Freeman, with her daughter, Miss Wilma, were in California, and were unable to get here for the funeral. Mr. Freeman was a member of the Christian church, and owing to the very bad weather at the time of burial, his funeral will be preached at some future time. G. W. Freeman was born near Huntingdale and lived there ever since he was married, until about 25 years ago he sold out and bought a farm near Maurine. Later he sold that farm and moved to Maurine, where he lived until he passed away. He was a man that read a great deal and had a good memory, which was a great help to him many a time while in a conversation. He was well posted in the Bible, having read it a great deal. He was post master at Maurine for several years. He was a member and captain of the Missouri Provisional Militia. In his later life he stayed close to home and in his dealings between his fellowmen, he was honest, always ready to adjust any error, even though it was against him. His father was born in Culpepper county, Virginia, and moved to Missouri in 1835. His mother was Elizabeth Elkins, aunt of S. B. Elkins. Mrs. Freeman and R. W. Freeman desire to return to their friends, thru the Eye, their thanks for their kindness and attention during the sickness and death of husband and father.

FREEMAN, Jessie Mae WARD
1929-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2007 - Jessie M. Freeman, 77, Windsor, died Friday, January 12, 2007, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. She was born May 16, 1929, in LaMonte, the daughter of Glover Charles Ward and Dora Sophia (Walburn) Ward. On August 10, 1946, in Sedalia, she married Ralph Joseph Freeman, who died January 6, 2000. She was a homemaker and had worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for many years. She was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher of Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Handke, Harrisonville, and Juanita Willis, Archie; four nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by a son Jimmie Freeman; a brother Art Ward; a sister Lucy Owens; a grandson Kelly Scott Freeman; and a niece Shari Lynn Carman. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 17, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FREEMAN, Jimmie D.
1948-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 29 2002 - Jimmie D. Freeman, 53, rural Windsor, died Friday, July 26, 2002, at his home near Windsor. He was born October 15, 1948, in Windsor, the son of Ralph Joseph Freeman and Jessie Mae (Ward) Freeman. He worked for the Gerbes Grocery Stores in Windsor and Versailles for several years. He also worked for Remington Arms in Lake City for several years. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church Windsor. Survivors include his mother, Windsor; a son, Robby Hellem, Chicago, Illinois; a half-sister, Ralphetta Wisecarver, Springfield; numberous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Kelly Scott Freeman, and an uncle. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, July 30, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FREEMAN, Marvin Marchel
1928-2002
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 2 2002 - Marvin Marchel Freeman, 74, died Wednesday night, November 27, 2002, in Kansas City. He had been ill for some time. Mr. Freeman retired from Kenworth Trucking Company after 21 years and was with the North Kansas City School District for 12 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a staff sergeant. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 2, at Park Lawn Chapel in Liberty. Mr. Freeman is survived by his wife, the former Linda Rupe of Clinton, and four children, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. There will be a private family interment in Englewood cemetery in Clinton on Tuesday, December 3.

FREEMAN, Ronald L.
1940-2007
Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 17 2007 - Ronald L. Freeman, son of Charles Ralph and Thelma Vass Freeman, was born July 21, 1940, in Carthage, Illinois, and died Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at his home in Clinton. Ronald was a career serviceman serving in the United States Navy and the United States Army. He was a life member of the VFW in Hamilton, Illinois, and a life member of the American Legion in Wickenburg, Arizona, where he also belonged to the 40 & 8. He is survived by his wife Rolleen of the home; one son Charles Freeman of Ingleside, Illinois, and one daughter Lori Niemeier of Pleasant Plains, Illinois; two stepsons, Doug Spackler of Clinton and Heath Spackler of St. Joseph; one stepdaughter Debbie Webber of Clinton; four brothers, Donald (Salty) Freeman of LaHarpe, Illinois, Gary Freeman of Carthage, Illinois, Mike Freeman of Crescent City, Illinois, and Dennis Freeman of Keokuk, Iowa; four sisters, Diane O'Neal, Carol Bern of Canton, Crystal Withers and Cathy Martens of Rolla; three grandchildren, Jimmie Niemeier, Lucas Niemeier and Thomas Jacob Wilsey, and six step-grandchildren, Jason Webber, Meghan Webber, Kyle Spackler, Taylor Spackler, Mason Spackler and Cole Spackler. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, April 27. Military graveside services were held at the Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, on Monday, April 30.

FREEMAN, Ruby K. JENKINS
1939-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 8 2004 - Ruby K. Freeman, 65, Windsor, died Wednesday afternoon, October 6, 2004, at the Kindred Hospital in Kansas City. She was born January 3, 1939, in Laredo, Texas, the daughter of Lester Lee Jenkins and Johnnie Lenora (Lancester) Jenkins. On April 30, 1982, in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Charles Leo Freeman, who survives of the home. She owned and operated a retail ceramic store in Windsor, giving lessons in ceramics, as well as selling her own creations. She also worked for several years at the former Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Boerne, Texas. In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by her mother Lenora Shoemaker, Boerne, Texas; three sons, Gary Don Dunbar, Windsor, Jimmy Lee Jones, Newton, Kansas, and Douglas Ray Jones, Des Moines, Iowa; four daughters, Patricia Kay Jones, Windsor, Loretta Lea Wilson, Warrensburg, Diana Lynn Day, Coral springs, Florida, Vickie Sue Ball, Woodward, Oklahoma; two brothers, Lester Loyd Jenkins, Harper, Texas, Ronald Eugene Jenkins, Schertz, Texas; a sister, Dena Kay Geiger, Spring Branch, Texas; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Frances Geneva Rice. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FREEMAN, Sarah A. "Sallie" ALLEN
1844-1925
Freeman Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry Co, MO - Mrs. Sallie A. Freeman died At the home of her son, R. W. Freeman, at Nevada, Saturday morning at 11:35, with paralysis, after but a few days' illness, having been stricken just the Monday before. She was born Sept. 19, 1844, near Roanoke, Howard county, Mo., where she was educated in a college of that county. She was married to Garrett W. Freeman, Sept. 13th, 1860, he coming to Henry county right after their marriage, settling on a farm near Huntingdale. Her husband enlisted in the Missouri Militia during the Civil war, and while he served in the army, she taught school in Henry county during the war. Four children were given to this union. All have passed away except the son, with whom she made her home. Her husband died two and one-half years ago. She also leaves three grandsons: J. W., G. A. and F. E. Crews, of Kansas City; one granddaughter, Mrs. Wilma Brink, of Modesto, Calif.; 9 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, Wm. Jule Crews, grandson of J. W. Crews. Mrs. Freeman was converted in her girlhood and united with the Baptist church, keeping to that faith until death. Deceased was a kind neighbor, her life being one of loving ministry, bringing sunshine and aid to the beds of affliction and council to youth. Mrs. G. W. (Sallie Allen) Freeman was buried at Freeman cemetery, Monday afternoon. It was a double funeral service, memorial to both Mr. Garrett Freeman, who died at Maurine two and one-half years ago, but on account of impassible roads and inclemecy of weather, his funeral service was delayed, to the time when his wife's might be conducted, which was at that time expected shortly to occur because of her failing health. The reading, prayers and addresses were all of double application, so as to fit the memorial idea for both father and mother. That she never faltered in her ministry as wife and mother was the leading idea in her praise.

FREEMAN, Sarah Elizabeth DUNNING
1865-1893
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Sarah Elizabeth Freeman, nee Dunning, was born in Clinton Feb. 22, 1865. She was educated in public schools of this city and was married to Professor A. W. Freeman October 13, 1881. She died November 18, 1893; aged 28. Leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. The funeral was largely attended Sunday and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery north of town.

FREEMAN, Violet Florence PRICE
1910-2005
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 31 2005 - Violet Florence Freeman was born to John and Ruth May Price on March 3, 1910, outside Osceola. She died March 12, 2005, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. violet's husband, A. R. "Gus" Freeman; her parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Thomas R. Freeman (and Luann) of North Oaks, Minnesota, Charles W. Freeman (and Shirley) of Alexandria, Virginia; three sisters, Elsie Drake, West Plains, Leona Harper, West Plains, Janelle Dunnum, Rancho Mirage, California; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren (and one expected in April). The second oldest daughter in a family of nine, Violet attended schools in St. Clair County. She moved to Clinton and married Gus Freeman August 20, 1931. While rearing their two sons, Violet worked with Gus at Byrum and Freeman Drugs and Sporting Goods Store. During their 26 years of business, she did a variety of tasks but her efforts were focused on women's cosmetics. Although much of her time was involved in helping at the drug store, she had a unique interest and eye for antiques. She started collecting antiques early - much before it became so popular. She could spot a treasure in a pile of junk. Later she privately bought and sold antiques on a small scale. As antiques became more expensive, she turned to collecting items such as dolls and other small items. She had great fun visiting garage sales, auctions and flea markets around town. She had an amazing talent for predicting the next popular collectible. Violet loved the game of bridge. After a number of years, she developed into a highly skilled and respected player of duplicate bridge. She enjoyed the companionship of the other ladies as well as the competitiveness of the game. As an excellent cook, Violet's delicious pies, yeast breads and cinnamon rolls were among her hallmarks. Family gatherings were always a feast. She insisted that her young grandchildren be seated along side the adults. Of course, the meal was not complete without the proper table presentation featuring fine china, silver, linens, flowers and candles. In general, Violet loved food. Sometimes she would reflect on a food preference by posing the question, "Is there anything better than a baked potato?" Throughout life, Violet demonstrated a warm, friendly, outgoing personality. She always encouraged others to do their best and persevere. She did not complain nor did she allow her sons to dwell on the negative without a corrective nudge. A loving wife and mother, her devotion and interest in her family never wavered. Even when her son's mischievous acts and accidents tested her limits, she demonstrated patience and a calm demeanor. As her sons grew older, she followed their careers and accomplishments. Even though they lived far distances, she never made them feel guilty. Being with extended family at the lake cottage in Minnesota, Violet loved watching the grandchildren play and swim in the lake. As they grew, she shared her craft of baking as well as her skill of cleaning fish. When Violet was faced with giving up her home and relinquishing her total independent lifestyle, she continued to be positive and handled the transition with the same kind of grace she demonstrated during other major life changes. At the age of 93, she once again showed her sons that she still possessed that strong independent spirit and keen business ability by marketing her own cherished automobile and other important possessions. Violet did not have a cell phone, internet account, I-Pod, or any of the trappings of a technological age. However, she remained fully engaged in the community and world in which she lived. At age 95, she remained tolerant, patient and connected with people. She loved to laugh, was slow to anger, did things in moderation and loved being around family and friends. In admiration of her long and successful life, her family says "Well done, Mom." Memorial services were held Friday, March 18, at the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

FRENCH, Darrel L.
1922-1994
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Darrell L. French, 71, died Monday, February 21, 1994 at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. Mr. French spent most of his life in the Deepwater and Lowry City area where he worked as a farmer. He moved to Appleton City in 1974 where he spent the rest of his life. Darrell was a member of the Ohio Christian Church and belonged to the Truman Lake Car Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, J. M., John Harold, and Ira Eugene French, and one sister, Lucille Dodson. He is survived by his wife, Florene, of the home; one son, Kenny French, Appleton City. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 24, 1994 at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery.

FRENCH, George
1825-1908
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 18 1908 - George french, one of Clinton's pioneer citizens, who lived at 712 East Ohio, died of cramp colic Tuesday morning after an illness of only a few hours. Born in Russell county, Ky. June 25 1825 and came to this state in 1854 and for many years had lived where he died, being tenderly cared for by his daughter Mrs. Susan Groff. He had been blind for a number of years and his wife died three years ago last December. Five children, four surviving: John D., prominent farmer near Finey; Mrs. Bettie Martin who lives in Bethlehem township; Mrs. Groff and Mrs. America Morris, Saline County. A brother Jim James French, lives in LaRue county, Ky. and arrived in time for the funeral at Bethlehem, in charge of the Masons.

FRENCH, John D.
1848-1922
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John D. French died at his home 18 miles southeast of Clinton, near Finey, Sunday, May 7th. He had been suffering for more than a year with cancer. He underwent several operations in hopes of a cure, which could not be effected. He had suffered most intensely. Death came as a release from pain. Deceased was born in Taylor county, Ky., Dec. 6, 1848, making him 73 years, 6 months and 1 day of age. He came to Missouri in 1854. Henry county had been his home ever since. He lived on the home place where he died for the past 41 years. It was a beautiful stock farm of more than a thousand acres. He loved the beautiful Henry county hills and the sleek cattle of his herds. His home had the typical hospitality of the Southland. Bro. French was a good husband, a true father, a kind and obliging neighbor. He was our friend 7 days in the week. We have dined at his table and slept in his bed, shared his generous hospitality. He was loved by all. He was married to Miss Mary Reed in 1872. To this union one son was born, C. W. French, who lived near the old home farm. His first wife died in 1878. He had one grandson by this first marriage, Everett French. Thirty years ago he was married to Miss Almira Eckhardt. He leaves her, his son and grandson to mourn his death, also the following sisters: Mrs. Carrie Groff and Mrs. Curt Martin, southeast of Clinton; Mrs. America A. Morris, Nelson, Saline county. Along middle life he made a profession of religion but never united with any church. He told us with his own mouth that he had made peace with his God. He was willing and ready to go at any time. By faith he was a Baptist. He had often said that the way was clear, there was nothing in the way, he had lived a life that he was not afraid to die. The funeral services were at Parks Chapel, Monday afternoon. His body laid in the lot he recently purchased, as he was preparing for his burial.

FRENCH, Patricia Ann PARSONS
1940-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 28 2004 - Mrs. Patricia Ann French of Creighton was born June 23, 1940 in Kansas City, the daughter of Jack Bernard and Edith Marjorie (DeWeese) Parsons. She departed this life Friday, July 23, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 64 years and one month. On July 25, 1958, Patricia was united in marriage to Forest Otho French in Raytown. Patricia was a homemaker. She had previously been employed as a professional baker at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, for four years. She was of the Baptist faith. She had lived in Kingston and Hamilton before moving to Creighton in 2003. She was preceded in death by her fathers, Jack Parsons and Edgar Beatty. She is survived by her husband Forest O. French of the home; one son Dannie French and wife Karen, Clinton; three daughters, Cheri Nickles and husband Tim, Mack's Creek, Christi Zimmerman and husband Gene, Orrick, and Jacki Cameron and husband David, San Antonio, Texas; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; her mother Mrs. Marge Beatty, Camdenton; one brother Ed Parsons, Camdenton; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Monday, July 26, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.

FRENCH, Ruth
1826-1904
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 31 1904 - Mrs. George French, after being bedfast about three years, passed peacefully away Wednesday morning, about one, at her home on East Ohio. About 18 years ago, she had the typhoid fever, which settled on her lungs, and her health has been poor ever since. She was born in Taylor County, Ky., August 17, 1826 and married George French in the same county in which she was born, October 14, 1847; shortly after they came to Illinois; lived therer four years; in 1854, moved to Henry County on a farm in Bethlehem township on which they lived until 15 years ago when they moved to Clinton. Five children, all living except one son Henry, who died in his 14th year. Three of the children were with their mother when the Lord called for her - John D., who lives near Finey; Mrs. Caroline Groff, who has been living with and taking care of her aged parents for several years; Mrs. A. C. Martin of Bethlehem township, and Mrs. Milt Morris, now living in Saline county, this state. Mrs. French had been a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church for about 40 years. She was usually called "Aunt Ruth" and was one of those sweet, good humored, smooth tempered women, always loking on the bright side of life. Short funeral services at the home, then burial in Bethlehem Cemetery.

FRENCH, Shirley EAST
abt 1931-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Shirley East French, 68, died Saturday, January 30, 1999, at Raton, New Mexico, where she had lived many years. She had formerly lived at Calhoun. A memorial service was held at the Raton First Baptist Chruch on Tuesday, February 2. Her husband, Rex, died several years ago. Her survivors are three sons, Reid, Rhet and Rand; one daughter, Kim Marchet, and husband Dennis; three daughters-in-law, seven grandchildren; one sister, Betty Jo McDowell and her family and other nieces and nephews.

FRERICHS, Brenda Gay CRAIG
1953-2007
Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby Co, IL
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 31 2007 - Brenda Gay Frerichs was born November 8, 1953, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Robert L. and Lenora Mayjean Jarrell Craig. She died at the age of 53 on August 16, 2007, in Clinton. She married Dale Frerichs on June 9, 1979, in Litchfield, Illinois. She loved to bowl and was a member of the Thursday Night Lawson Cattle Farm bowling team and was a member of the WIBC. She also loved to go to the boats. Brenda is survived by her husband Dale, a duaghter Brandalyn Frerichs, and a son Bryce Frerichs, all of the home; a son Brian Frerichs and wife Lydia, and two grandchildren, Aiden Frerichs and BeBe, all of Brownwood, texas; her stepfather Terry Ragan of Warsaw; one brother Robert Craig and wife Sally, Martinsville, Indiana, and one sister Carrie Grobl and husband Karl, San Diego, California. She was preceded in death by her mother Mayjean Ragan; her father Robert L. Craig, and a sister Heidi Craig Rottler. Services for Brenda were held on August 20, at the River Church in Warsaw. Graveside services were held August 21 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Illinois.

FRERKING, Julie Ann FITZGEREL
1950-2003
Oak Grove Community Cemetery, N of Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 9 2003 - Julie Ann Frerking, 53, Warrensburg, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born March 7, 1950, in Higginsville, daughter of Francis Fitzgerel and Opal A. Huddleston Fitzgerel. She was a 1968 graduate of Higginsville High School and received her BS degree from central Missouri State University in 1990. She was working as a social worker for the Clinton School District. She was a member of the Cedar Grove Christian Church of Mayview, Phi Kappa Phi at CMSU and the National Social Work Organization. Survivors include two daughters, Tina Freeman and Teresa Kinder, both of Kansas City; her mother, Opal A. Pryor, Warrensburg; a sister, Virginia Tennil, Ashland; two brothers, Robert Fitzgerel, Sedalia, and Travis Pryor, Longmont, Colorado; four grandchildren, Ashley and Brittany Freeman and Bailey and Adam Kinder. Her father, Francis Fitzgerel and stepfather, Olin O. Pryor, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 11, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Community Cemetery, north of Warrensburg.

FREUND, Elsie BATES
n/a-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2001 - Elsie Bates Freund, wife of the late H. Louis Freund, died Monday, June 25, 2001, and was buried in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, with a private burial. A memorial service will be observed at Parkway Heights in Little rock at 2 p.m. Friday, July 6.

FREUND, H. Louis
abt 1905-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2000 - Louis Freund, 94, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999, at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a native Clintonian and a painter, teacher, activist and historic preservationist. A number of his paintings are in the Henry County museum's Adair Annex. Mr. Freund is survived by his wife of 16 years, Elsie Bates Freund, also a fine artist. His death was due to pneumonia but he was active to the very end, writing letters and distributing his art. Graveside services were in the Eureka Springs, Arkansas cemetery, followed by a "memorial celebration" for his friends. A story about Mr. Freund's life and career will appear in a coming edition of The Democrat.

FREUND, Harry Louis Sr.
1860-1906
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Dec 8 1906 - Our city was suddenly saddened Monday evening about 7 by the news that H. L. Freund was dead. It seemed impossible. We hoped that we were mistaken. He had been suffering with stomach and kidney trouble for the past year but not even his most intimate friends realized his condition. He doctored with home physicians; several seeks ago went to Wagoner, I.T. to try the mineral waters, and then to a specialist in Kansas City but all to no avail. Monday he said he felt much better and attended to his business duties until almost noon when he complained of feeling worse and fell to the floor. His wife ran to him but was unable to get him to get up so called her father A. C. Avery. They summoned Drs. Jennings and Haire but before they arrived he had breathed his last. Mr. Freund was born in Pennsylvania August 12, 1860 and became a member of the Lutheran church. His parents both died when he was about 11. His first wife died a number of years ago, leaving a daughter, Miss Livinia, who was visiting relatives in Shreveport, La., at the time of her father's death. About four years ago, he married Mrs. Evelyn Avery Joseph, youngest daughter of A. C. Avery and wife and to this union a baby son was born 15 months ago and became the delight of the father's life. Mr. Freund has been with the Emerson & Marlow Company about 12 years and has been located in Clinton six years as manager of the Clinton Produce Company. He had a bright cheery temperament, full of love and kindness and in his six years in Clinton, we have never heard one person say a word against him. He was a member of the K.P.'s, W.O.W. and Royal Arcanium of Chicago.

FREY, Edward Wayne "Eddy"
1971-2008
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 20 2008 - Edward "Eddy" Wayne Frey, 37, Brownington, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. Graveside services will be at Maplewood Cemetery Thursday, Feb. 21. He was born on Feb. 4, 1971, in Independence, the last child of Jack Orville and Dorene (Weir) Frey. He went to school in the Independence area and had one year of college, which helped him with a job he held at Pathways, Clinton. Most of all he will be remembered as a man of many skills and talents. It seemed that there was nothing he couldn't create with his hands. He was a wonderful example of giving back to God the things that had been so freely given to him. a quiet man, he loved hunting, fishing, cooking and most of all he loved his family. He lived for the outdoors and was most content when he was able to be outside. An intelligent man, he was able to draw up his own blueprints for almost any kind of project. An accomplished stone mason and carpenter, much that could be found in and around his home and his mother's house he had handmade himself. He is survived by his mother Dorene Williams, Brownington; his brothers Dale Dyke (Elizabeth), Chilhowee, and Steve Frey (Sharon), Brownington; five stepbrothers, Randy Williams, Wisconsin, Rusty of Independence, Rick of Independence, Brent of Independence and Ron of Marshall; one stepsister Brenda Thomason of Marshall, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his stepfather Russell Williams, and a sister Deborah Newfield.

FRICK, Thelma Olivia
abt 1921-2004
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 21 2004 - Thelma Olivia Frick, 83, Belton, Texas, formerly of Clinton, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at a nursing center in Georgetown, Texas. Funeral mass was held Monday, June 21, at the Christ The King Catholic Church, Belton, Texas. Burial will be Tuesday in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City. Preceding her in death were her husband, Lawrence Frick in 1978; one son, Henry Carl Frick, and one daughter, Mary Frances Frick. Survivors include one son, James L. Frick, Round Rock, Texas; two daughters, Margaret A. Parsons, Round Rock, Texas, Linda Frick, Belton, Texas; two sisters, Harriett Scheer, Kansas, Mary McCurry, Grain Valley; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

FRIDLEY, Charles Harold
1917-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2001 - Charles Harold Fridley, 84, Aurora, died Thursday morning, October 25, 2001, at the Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation Nursing Home. He was born September 5, 1917, in Henry County, near Windsor, the son of Charles J. Fridley and Flora O. (Snapp) Fridley. In June 1948 at the Christian Church in Windsor, he married Dorothy (Dottie) L. King, who died February 14, 1996. He worked at the Ford Motor Company, as a police officer, the old Pratt & Whitney Plant during World War II, all in Kansas City. He owned drive-in restaurants in Marionville, Camdenton and Eldon. He was a salesman for the Springfield Wholesale Grocery Store in Springfield. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Aurora. Survivors include two sisters, Helen Wilson, Windsor, and Betty Fogel, Lakeland, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Veda Zeller. Graveside funeral services will be Saturday, October 27, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

FRIDLEY, Florence Pauline WISKUR
1919-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Florence Pauline Fridley, 76, Windsor, died Friday, March 22, 1996, at the Truman Valley Healthcare Nursing Home in Windsor. She was born November 5, 1919, in Burlington, Kansas, the daughter of Nicholas Edward Wiskur and Anna Pearl Lafferty Wiskur. On June 27, 1945, in Warrensburg, she married Roy E. Fridley, who survives of the home. During her high school days, her family moved to Humansville, but she stayed behind at the request of her high school principal, who couldn't bear to lose his star catcher on the school's baseball team. After graduation, she joined her family in Missouri and soon afterwards, she and her two older brothers moved to rural Windsor and took up farming. It was at this time that she met, was courted by and then married Roy E. Fridley. She sold Avon beauty products in Windsor, worked as a checker at Gerbes Supermarket; cooked at the Windsor Hospital and later became the head cook at the Windsor Senior Center, when the center first opened. She worked there for six years until her retirement in 1983. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Norvel Fridley, Independence; a daughter, Jeanette de la Torre, Jefferson City; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Joe Wiskur, Raytown, Neal Wiskur, Overland Park, Ks., Bob Wiskur, Hughesville, Dale Wiskur, Harrisonville, Clinton Wiskur, Archie; three sisters, Winnie McCracken, Humansville, Rose Nichols, Cortez, Colorado, Dorothy Kohake, Shawnee, Ks. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Fridley was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Frank. Funeral services were Sunday, March 24, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FRIEDMEYER, Margaret YORK
1908-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 9 2002 - Mrs. Margaret Friedmeyer died Monday, July 8, 2002, at her home in California, Missouri. She was born April 3, 1908, in Pittsburg, Kansas, and moved to California with her first husband, Mayo York, in the 1930s. She married Harold Friedmeyer in 1972 and he preceded her in death in 1997. She has several nieces and nephews and two stepdaughters, Sarah Hollowell of Sacramento, and Martha Friedmeyer of Clinton; two step-grandsons, William Hollowell of Solvang, California, and Michael Friedmeyer of Chicago, Illinois. The funeral will be Wednesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. at the Weber Funeral Home in California, Missouri.

FRIEND, Charles L.
1937-2011
Charles was born on October 26, 1937 in Chautauqua KS at the home of his grandparents Bill and Lillie Pennell. His parents Charles Henry Friend and Ruby Jewell Pennell Friend were longtime residents of the Chautauqua area. His family was later joined by a brother William Neil Friend and wife Mayola and a sister Sharon Kay and husband Dennis Logan. Charles dad was in construction in various places so he had the opportunity to travel around. Charles remembered riding a troop train from the state of Washington traveling toward Chautauqua. He felt really important sitting on a soldier's duffel bag and remembers the windows all covered with black. After the war the family lived in Wichita, KS, moved to Colorado, and back again. After graduating from Derby High School in Derby, KS in 1955 Charles began work in construction with Soderberg Const, moving later to Lakin, KS in 1958 to work with his dad and uncle, Al (Babe) Seery in house construction. It was in Lakin that Charles met and married Beverly Yager in 1959. The couple had a daughter Kimberly Dale and then a son Charles Raymond. Though divorce ended the marriage in 1966 it didn't destroy the relationships that had developed. While in Lakin, Charles began working with Kansas-Nebraska Gas Co. but later returned to house construction as a setup crew for Capp Homes. This work took him into many of the central USA states. After moving to Colorado about 1978 he became a building inspector for Capp Homes. This expanded the territory for which he was responsible to much of the Midwest and West of the U.S. A bankruptcy of Capp Homes made it necessary to move on to another task. In Colorado Springs Charles worked for Anderson Windows and was once again traveling around the country. Wanting to slow down a little he later worked for a spa business in the "Springs" area. In 1995 the call of family brought Charles to Urich, MO where he worked as a custodian at Sherwood Schools, the same place that his brother Neil worked. After suffering a severe heart attack and the ensuing surgery in 2000 he retired. Charles enjoyed fishing and hunting both with a bow and gun. He was remodeling a fishing boat earlier but this summer's heat slowed his progress. Both of Charles' parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother Neil and wife Mayola of Urich , a sister Sharon and husband Dennis Logan of Advance, NC, Daughter Kimberly Dayle Mercer of Miami, OK, and son Charles R Friend and wife Catherine of Marysville, WA. Charles was a grandfather to Zachary, Ty, Ryan, and Rachel, a great grandfather to Lillie, Kadynce, Jordan, and Kendall, an uncle to Teresa, Doris, Cary and Christina, a great uncle to Sariah, Jacob, Will, Joe, Mathew, Jason, and Michael, and a friend to coworkers, church members and neighbors. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Chautauqua Senior Citizens Building, Chautauqua, Kansas with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Chautauqua, Kansas.

FRIEND, Elizabeth
1859-1888
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 18 1888 - Died, Mrs. Elizabeth Friend, at her home one mile north of Lewis, Feb 8, 1888, of pacruta previa. She was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, September 3, 1859, and removed with her parents to Iowa when she was 19. She was reared there and married to James Friend Nov. 1 1866. Six years later, they moved to Missouri and have spent most of the time in Henry County. They had ten children, seven now living, three girls and four boys, and all of them at home. We understand she was not a member of any church but was a strong believer in religion. Burial in the Lewis cemetery.

FRIEND, Jonathan
1813-1892
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - In Memory of Jonathan Friend - He was born; he is dead! How unalterable are these two great truths. Jonathan Friend was born in Virginia September 4, 1813; married Mary A. Dean January 6, 1836; emigrated to Illinois for several years; moved to Ionia, Missouri; thence to Henry County in 1870, where he spent the rest of his life, which closed Sunday morning, May 8, 1892. He was 88?. He united with the M. E. church in early manhood. His wife preceded him to the better world December 9, 1899, and was born in 1818 and professed religion at an early age. They had nine children, all living but one boy who died in infancy; two daughters living in Ionia; a son in the Indian territory and the rest of the children in Henry County. After his companion died, Mr. Friend was never satisfied and told his children at different times that he had thought of putting an end to his life but they prevailed on him not to think of such a thing and watched and tenderly cared for him. Still he was not satisfied and at times his mind seemed affected and it is thought he was in this state when he put an end to his life by taking an overdose of laudanum at the residence of his son-in-law, Milton Garrison, where he was making his home. Prayers ascend to Heaven for blessings on those he left behind. Monday, May 9, at 3 p.m., services were held over the remains at the M.E. Church in Lewis Station by Rev. Flummer and Mr. Friend was placed in Lewis cemetery, to await the resurrection morn.

FRIEND, Martin
abt 1859-1895
Clinton MO - Martin Friend of Brownington, who was bitten last March by a rabid dog, died last Sunday morning at 8. Married and leaves a wife and two children, one about six months old and the other six years old. At the time he was bitten, the wound was a very slight one and paid little or no attention to it but about a week prior to his death he began to develop a genuine case of hydrophobia. His sufferings for the last five or six days were agonizing in the extreme. For about 24 hours before death, the convulsions became much more frequent and he was almost continuously unconscious and it required several men to hold him and he was finally bound down to the floor. Those who witnessed his sufferings say that was a sight they never wish to see again. Dr. Russell did everything in his power for the unfortunate man.

FRIEND, Mary A. DEAN
1818-1889
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Nov 16 1889 - Mary A. Friend (nee Dean) was born in Pendleton County, West Virginia and married J. R. Friend in 1836. United with the M. E. Church when quite young. They settled in Henry County near Brownington, recently moved to Deepwater. As the sun sets behind the western horizon, so her life closed Monday evening, Dec. 9. She was born in 1818 and was the mother of nine children, all living but two. All of the remaining part of the family are religious, except two, and the going before of this Christian mother makes heaven the dearer to this broken band. She has no sister and but one brother to mourn her loss and that is G. W. Dean, who lives on his farm some two miles north of Lewis, who is well known in this county and has been living here some twenty years. Services at Lewis Cemetery.

FRIEND, Ruby Jewel PENNELL
1919-2011
Mrs. Ruby Jewel Friend, of Urich, Missouri, was born August 9, 1919 in Chautauqua, Kansas the daughter of William Edward and Lillie Mae (Buckner) Pennell. She departed this life Saturday, January 1, 2011 at her home at the age of 91 years, 4 months and 22 days. On April 5, 1937, Ruby was united in marriage Charles Henry "Chub" Friend in Hutchinson, Kansas. Ruby was employed for 25 years at the Kearney County Hospital, Lakin, Kansas starting in the kitchen, then helping out "on the floor" and then later was a Nurse"s Aide. She became a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints shortly after her marriage in 1937. From childhood days of riding wild horses to later years exploring ghost towns in Arizona, Ruby was full of the spirit of adventure. Camping, fishing, and exploring the country were all shared from the west coast states through the Rocky Mountains, into the plains and further to the falls of the Niagra. Ruby touched many lives and made people better for it. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles "Chub" Friend; four brothers, Raymond, Russell, Roy and Ray "Ted" Pennell; three sisters, Rena Fields, Ruth and Rose "Gladys" Pennell. She is survived by two sons, Charles Friend, Neil Friend and wife Mayola all of Urich, Missouri; a daughter, Sharon Logan and husband Dennis, Advance, North Carolina; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Community Center, Chautauqua, Kansas with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Chautauqua.

FRIEZE, Billie Reed
1927-2001
Stockton Cemetery, Stockton, Cedar Co, MO
Oak Grove, MO - Billie Reed Frieze was born in Cedar County, Missouri on August 31, 1927 the first child of Cleo Jonah and Della Mae Hickman Frieze. He died at 3 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2001 at his home in Oak Grove. He grew up in the Wagoner area and was a graduate Stockton High School. While attending the University of Missouri at Columbia, he met Dorothy Elizabeth Biellier, and on April 16, 1948, in Lawrence County, Missouri they were married. To this union were born six children: David Lewis, Diana Lee, Linda Mae, Mary Catherine, Ellen Elizabeth and Alice Marie. Bill taught school for a short period of time at Anderson, and the family lived in Springfield, Republic and a home near the Hopewell Baptist Church, of which he was a member, on Cedar Creek southwest of Stockton Here he spent many years farming and stock raising. Later, he became an insurance adjuster for New York Life Insurance Company working in Springfield and Kansas City. In 1964 Bill moved his family to Oak Grove to be nearer his office in Kansas City. He spent the remainder of his life at the old home at 1409 Broadway. Bill was a trained television and radio repairman and set up shop in his basement and was also employed at Plaza TV in Blue Springs. He enjoyed working with his hands, especially outdoors, building, cutting wood, repairing engines along with woodcarving, fishing, computers and the stock market. He loved being around his children and grandchildren and was a very proud and supportive father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Kenneth Bayne; his father Cleo in 1982 and his mother Della in 1998. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Dorothy, of the home; two brothers and their wives, Kent and Sue Frieze and Keith and Shirley Frieze, all of Springfield; six children and their spouses, David and Julia Frieze of Kansas City, Diana and Doug Arendt of Fort Worth, Texas; Linda and Johnny Everhart of Blairstown; Mary and Stuart Welter of Eureka; Ellen and Gary Thompson of Camdenton, and Alice and Kent Day of Salina, Kansas; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Frieze, Jon, Katie and Simon Welter, Riley and Oliver Thompson, Ashley and Bonnie Snyder; two favorite cousins and their spouses, Peggy and Jerry Steelman of Springfield and Joe and Alta Frieze of Stockton; plus many other friends and relatives. Burial was Sunday, October 14, at Stockton Cemetery, Stockton, Missouri.

FRIEZE, Joseph Ed
1924-1940
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Joseph Ed Frieze was born Oct. 9, 1924, in the Coal neighborhood, southeast of Clinton, the only son of J. L. and Ruth Groff Frieze. Joe Ed spent his childhood years with his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frieze, near Coal, to whom he was as an own child. He attended school at Pretty Bob and Greenridge as the Frieze home lay between the two school districts. He received his seventh year of schooling at Washington School and this year would have completed his high school course. He was a natural musician, and when in the grades had been drummer in a trio composed of Bobby Simes and Harold Lee Sherman and himself, who played together, having music for their hobby. With each of them it became a paramount interest and a definte ambition in which to acquire skill. Joe Ed played the drums in the High School Orchestra and band also in the municipal band. From his mother he received encouragement and inspiration to make music his career. Joe Ed attended the Franklin Street Methodist Sunday School where others of his friends went and his life was exemplary and admirable, set to a decided course of high ideals and the single purpose of becoming a musician. He had a fine voice, and had promised to sing in church sevices the evening of the day he was killed, and the Monday after in Clinton and Garden City, respectively. He was a member of the Cramatic Club in which plays he was to have had a part Tuesday night. The plays were postponed until Thursday after the funeral services of this popular member of the cast. Last summer he had played with Sparky Thurman's orchestra and had but the past week recevied a letter from him asking him to become his drummer for the coming season. Joe Ed is surived by his bereaved mother, to whom he was entirely devoted, with a bond much closer than often exists between mother and son. Mrs. Frieze is secretary in the Count Agent's office at the courthouse. Also surviving are his father, J. L. Frieze of Omaha, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Groff and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frieze of southeast of Clinton, maternal and paternal grandparents, respectively. Funeral services were conducted at the Second Street Methodist Church on Tuesday. The body was laid to rest at Bethlehem.

FRISBIE, Katherine Ann GOODRICH
1946-2002
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 21 2002 - Katherine Ann Frisbie was born November 17, 1946 in Bimidji, Minnesota, to Richard James and Beryle (Elliott) Goodrich. She died Saturday, October 19, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She was married to Raymond Frisbie in Miami, Oklahoma, on October 30, 1987. They made their home in Belton, until moving to Lowry City in 1996. She was a clerk/typist for many years for the USGA. She was last employed at the Missouri Division of Family Services in Clinton. She was a member of Chapter #30, Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Raymond "Doug" Frisbie, of the home; two daughters, Cindy Foth of Peabody, Kansas, and Vicki Winter of Overland Park, Kansas; two stepdaughters, Penny Kuykendall of Belton and Tammy Bryson of Kansas City; one stepson, Dog Frisbie of Kansas City; one brother, Michael Goodrich of Tucson, Arizona; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Monday, October 21, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

FRISTOE, Golda M. CURTRIGHT
1934-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Golda M. Fristoe, 80, of Clinton, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Monday, December 1, 2014, at the Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton. She was born July 30, 1934, in Climax Springs, Mo., the daughter of Carl Lewis Curtright and Pearl (Hankins) Curtright. On June 21, 1953, in Windsor, Mo., she married Elmer Robert Fristoe and he preceded her in death on May 13, 1996. Survivors include a brother, Carl Curtright, Windsor, Mo.; a sister, Shirley Reno, Windsor, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Ruby Whitworth and Jewel Curtright; a brother, Kenneth Curtright; 2 nephews; and a niece. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FRISTOE, John E.
1925-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
John Fristoe, 85, of Clinton, Missouri, died Sunday, January 30, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, of complications due to congestive heart failure. He was born March 26, 1925, on a farm near Palo, Missouri, the oldest son of Elmer and Marie Garland Fristoe. He attended Union School and graduated from Lincoln High School. Mr. Fristoe served with the 8th Air Force during WWII as a waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator Bomber during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945. He completed 35 missions and received an Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters and three battle stars. He returned home aboard the Queen Mary and was subsequently discharged as a staff sergeant. He began work at Armco Steel in Kansas City in 1950 and retired in 1985. He was married for 37 years to Edith Weaver who died on October 5, 1994. Surviving, from a first marriage to the late Dorthy Black, are a daughter, Sharon Ribas and her husband, Jorge, of Laytonsville, Maryland, two grandchildren, John Michael Ribas, Pasadena, California and Tamara Ribas of San Francisco, California; two great-grandchildren, Kai and Jun; a stepdaughter, Trudy Hayes and her husband, John, of Blue Springs, Missouri, her two children, John Holmes, of Fort Worth, Texas and Tabatha Martin, of Blue Springs, Missouri, a stepson Larry Coffman and his wife, Nancy, of Kansas City, Missouri; step-grandchildren Donald Coffman Jr., Walter Coffman, and Christy Coffman-Erskine; eight step-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Jack Fristoe and his wife Joyce, Clinton, Mo.; Donnie Fristoe and his wife Jan, Warsaw, Mo. and a brother-in-law, Harold Mills, Windsor, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Velma Backus and Mary Mills; a brother, Robert Fristoe; and step-sons Donald Coffman and Charles Coffman. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FRISTOE, Mary E. PICKERILL
1886-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary E. Fristoe, 107, Thorton, Colorado, died Thursday, December 2, at the Alpine Manor Nursing Home in Thorton. She was born March 29, 1886, in Windsor, the daughter of George Fisher Pickerill and Mary Edna Baker Pickerill. She married Owen E. Fristoe, who preceded her in death in 1950. She lived in the Windsor and Kansas City areas before moving to Thornton in 1967. She was a homemaker and a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. Survivors include two nieces, Zelma Lee Oechsli, Kansas City, and Helen Ford, Grandview; a nephew, Darius F. Pickerill, Carson City, Nevada. Several great, great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews also survive. The body was cremated. Committal services are pending at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FRITTS, Sharon Ann KINYON
1947-2003
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 18 2003 - Sharon Ann Fritts, 56, Clinton, died on October 27, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born in Clinton October 5, 1947, to Thomas Wilbur and Nina Maxine (Beardslee) Kinyon. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1965. In 1969 Sharon graduated from Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. She later completed graduate studies at Oklahoma State University. Sharon was employed as a social worker for the Missouri Department of Social Services from 1971 until 1974. On April 20, 1974, Sharon married Jerry LeRoy Fritts at the United Methodist Church of Clinton. She resided with her husband in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was employed as legal secretary. After her husband's retirement in 1998, they returned to Clinton. In April 2003, Sharon retired as the Social Security Disability Claims representative for the law firm of Cason, Edgett and Mahan. She is survived by her husband, Jerry, of the home, and by a brother, Bill Kinyon, Clinton. Graveside services were held at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Wednesday, October 29. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FRITZ, Raymond G. "Ray"
1937-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2005 - Raymond G. "Ray" Fritz, 68, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday morning, December 2, 2005, at his home in Windsor, Mo. He was born February 26, 1937, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Leonard Theodore Fritz and Anna Olive (Lauver) Fritz. On October 17, 1959, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, he married Carol Ann Tullis, who survives of the home. Ray graduated in, 1955, from Roosevelt High School, in Dayton Ohio. He retired from the United States Air Force, after 20 years and 6 days of service, having served in North Africa, Vietnam, Newfoundland and Hawaii. After his retirement from the military, he worked at Gardner-Denver, in Sedalia, Mo. He was an avid sports fan, especially of football, and enjoyed riding motorcycles and crappie fishing. He attended First Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, Ray is survived by a son, Ray Fritz, Jr., Marysville, California; a daughter, Kelly Fritz, Blue Springs, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, James Fritz, Kristen Fritz, Sandra Fritz, Tabitha Fritz and Kristen Fritz; 2 sisters, Janet Curtis, Clayton, Ohio; Edy Wine, Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Gary Fritz, Palm Bay, Florida; his mother-in-law, Alice Tullis; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leonard Kent Fritz. Funeral services will be Monday, December 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

FRIZZELL, Ethel May PALMER
1917-1997
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ethel May Frizzell, daughter of Charley and Myrtle Burton Palmer, was born June 3, 1917 in Blairstown, Johnson County, and died January 15, 1997, at Independence Regional Hospital in Independence. She lived most of her life in Independence. She was married to Robert Lee Frizzell and to this union three sons were born. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Independence. She is survived by her husband, Robert of the home; three sons, Donnie G. Frizzell of Centerview, Robert J. Frizzell of Independence and Leslie C. Frizzell of Bates City; two brothers, Charles F. Palmer and Leslie K. Palmer and two sisters, Ada Hendrick and Rittah Tribble, all of Clinton; as well as seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 18, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

FRIZZELL, Robert Lee
1926-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 30 2005 - Robert L. Frizzell, son of Volley Albert and Grace May (Hobbs) Frizzell, was born July 21, 1926, in Deepwater and died at the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg, June 16, 2005, at the age of 78 years. He was married to Ethel May (Palmer) Frizzell, who preceded him in death January 15, 1997. He was in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was a steel worker. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and VFW Post 1000, both of Independence and the United Steel Workers. He is survived by three sons, Donnie Frizzell of Centerview, and Leslie C. Frizzell of Bates City, as well as several grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Saturday, June 18. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

FRY, Betty J. MADARIS LeBOW
abt 1932-1992
Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Betty J. Fry, 60, Kansas City, Kansas, died Tuesday, May 26, 1992, at Bethany Medical Center. Mrs. Fry was born in Deepwater and had lived in the Kansas City area since 1960. She was an Avon representative for the pat 12 years and the president of the club. Prior to this she was a clerk at Kendall's Thriftway from 1967 to 1977. Surviving are her husband, William A. Fry, of the home; a son, Thomas E. LeBow, Jr. of Kansas City, Kansas; three daughters, Sharon K. Akers, Kansas City, Kansas, Marguerite L. (Renie) Anderson, Kansas City, Kansas, and Deborah A. McHenry, Kansas City, Missouri; her mother and stepfather, Velma and Tom Ritter, Clinton; two stepdaughters, Pamala D. Allen of Dallas, Texas, and Sherrie L. Brinkoetter of Joplin; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at the Maple Hill Chapel with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.

FRY, Charles Elsworth Sr.
1873-1924
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Feb 22 1924 - Charlie Fry Senior was killed in a mine south of Deepwater Friday. A rock fell on him about ten o'clock Friday morning. He lived until five o'clock in the afternoon, but never regained consciousness after the accident. Interment was made Saturday afternoon in the Brownington cemetery.

FRY, Charles Pierce
1920-2010
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 24 2010 - Charles Pierce Fry, 90, formerly of Clinton, died peacefully on May 23, 2010. Charles was born on January 7, 1920, in St. Joseph. An honored World War II hero, Charles was part of the famous D-Day invasion serving as a Master Sergeant under General George Patton. He was a wonderful storyteller and loved to tell stories of his experiences overseas. He retired from the National Guard in 1964, having received numerous awards. Charlie, as he was known to his friends, was the quintessential optimist. A charter member of the Clinton Optimist Club, he was honored for 50 years' perfect attendance just last year. While serving in the Optimist Club, he assisted with many community outreach programs and activities, especially working with youth. Charlie lived the Optimist Creed every day, always looking at the bright side of things and never having a negative word to say. He maintained this positive disposition even through the last days of his life. Faith was an integral part of Charlie's life. Raised in the Christian Church, he strived to live a life of devotion and kindness to others and those who knew him would say he was very successful. An elder and leader in the church, he served several times as board chairman as well as a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years. He was an enthusiastic member of the church choir. Charlie was an active member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter, serving as Chaplain for many years. He was also an active member of the Honor Guard, performing military funerals for veterans for many years. In 2009, he received the Missouri State VFW Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to working with this group. Charlie loved nature and was an avid gardener and fisherman. Many friends and neighbors benefited from his generosity and the bounty provided by his gardens year after year. He had many great experiences fishing with friends, and in later years, with his grandsons. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Floyd Fry and Vere Ford O'Neal Fry, and nine siblings. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Norma Croft Fry; daughter, Sherri Fry Wendt; son-in-law Joseph Wendt, and grandsons Benjamin Joseph, Ethan Andrew and Nathaniel Charles Wendt, all of whom he always referred to as his pride and joy. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church, Clinton, on Tuesday, May 25. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FRY, John E.
1902-1922
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
The Springfield News Leader, Springfield, MO, Monday, Sep 11 1922 - CLINTON MAN SHOT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE SHERIFF - Youth Not Expected to Recover -- John Fry, aged 22, and a habitual criminal since childhood, was shot by sheriff Glenn Runner at Clinton Friday night, while seeking to escape from the sheriff who had placed him under arrest. Fry was wanted by the sheriff for violating his parole by coming back to Clinton while under a penitentiary sentence. He had long been known as a petty criminal and last May was in circuit court with Roy Carnes, as defendant, on a charge of stealing chickens from R. L. Covington and F. J. Miller. The evidence was clear and both pleaded guilty, the Carnes boy being sent to the reform school. He immediately escaped and beat his way back to Clinton on the same train on which the sheriff returned. He was later arrested and returned to the reformatory. A five year penitentiary sentence was given to Fry, the older of the two chicken thieves. He and his relatives pleased so hard, that Judge Calvird finally paroled him on condition that he immediately leave the state, the judge making it clear that if he violated the terms of his parole by again returning to Clinton, the terms of the parole would be rigidly enforced and he would be taken into custody and sent to serve his term in prison. Notwithstanding this, Fry has spent most of his time at his parent's home in the northeast part of town, dodging in and out to evade arrest. Friday, Sheriff Runner met two men, one of them Fry, and the other one a man named James Nichols. The sheriff stopped Fry and taking hold of his arm, said, "John, I want you." Fry gave the sheriff a shove, breaking his hold, and started to run. After calling to him to stop, without avail, the sheriff drew his gun, a 45-caliber automatic, and fired, intending to hit him about the legs, but his aim was too high, and the bullet struck him in the back, just above the hips and tore its way through, emerging from the front of the abdomen. With a cry, Fry fell to the ground. The shot brought to the scene his mother and others of the Fry family and the neighbors. A physician was sent for and it was decided to promptly remove the wounded man to the Clinton hospital. there it was found that the wound was of the most dangerous character, the large bullet having passed through the intestines. A fatal outcome was predicted. -- Clinton MO - SHERIFF HELD NOT RESPONSIBLE - John Fry, who had been paroled for chicken stealing, with instructions to leave the state for five years, drifted back to Clinton last week. Glenn Runner, sherif, was notified that he was here and went to his home Friday night to arrest him, but found him leaving the gas plant. Fry started to run and would not halt, when commanded to do so, then Glen shot, the ball entering over the left hip, passing through the body, and he died Saturday afternoon. Dr. W. R. Campbell, coroner, held an inquest and five witnesses testified. Following is the jury's verdict: "We, the undersigned jurors in the inquest over the body of John Fry, after hearing all the testimony, do find that said John Fry came to his death by gunshot would September 8th, 1922, at the hand of G. E. Runner, sheriff of Henry county; that said shot was fired by said sheriff while in the discharge of his official duty, and we hereby hold that the sheriff is entirely blameless and the shooting justifiable." - J. D. King, foreman, Mason Anderson, J. L. Elliston, J. R. Doyle, Joe Julian, R. L. Covington. The funeral was conducted Monday afternoon. Interment in Englewood.

FRY, Norma G. CROFT
1925-2012
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 23 2012 - Norma G. Fry, 87, Gladstone (formerly of Clinton), died Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Kendelwood Senior Living Apartments, Gladstone. Norma was born in Clinton, the daughter of Javen Frank and Bessie Jewell (Gregory) Croft. She was married to Charles P. Fry, who preceded her in death on May 23, 2010. She was the supervisor of catalog sales for J.C. Penney, working there for over 30 years. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles, and one sister, Maxine. She is survived by her daughter, Sherri Fry-Wendt and husband Joe, and three grandsons, Ben Wendt, Ethan Wendt and Nate Wendt, all of Kansas City; one brother, Harold Croft of Clinton, and two sisters, Margaret Coons of Ohio and Lorraine Alleman of Denver, Colorado, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, October 26, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

FRY, Roy Keith
abt 1964-2008
Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 1 2008 - Roy Keith Fry, 44, Clinton, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at University of Kansas Medical Center. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Maple Hill Funeral Home, 3300 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Roy was born in Kansas City, Kansas. He was a nurse for several hospitals in Kansas , Oklahoma and Texas. Ray was baptized and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton. Survivors include his father Roy A. Fry, Suprise, Arizona; his mother Sandra L. Kamm-Fry; two brothers, Mike R. Fry and Toby Joe Fry; two sisters, Lisa M. Fry, all of Clinton, and Lori L. Dunn, Saint Jo, Texas; paternal grandmother Mary Elizabeth Franco, Lebanon, nieces and nephews, Jessica and Elizabeth Fry and Dallas and Jimmy Roberts.

FRYDAY, David M.
1918-1997
Sardis South Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - David M. Fryday, 79, Windsor, died Wednesday, August 27, 1997, at his home in Windsor. He was born February 16, 1918, in Oklahoma, the son of Bennie Friday and Josephine (Anderson) Friday. On January 7, 1957, in Kansas City, he married Grace Olivia Avery, who preceded him in death November 16, 1984. Mr. Fryday worked in a variety of jobs in the Windsor and Kansas city areas. Survivors include a daughter, Lenora Jones, Tulsa, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Kendra and Candace; four brothers, Frank Friday, Tulsa, Ok., Jimmy Friday, Boynton, Ok., Theoplis Friday, Wichita, Kansas, and Nathaniel Friday, El Reno, Ok.; two sisters, Joella Carter, Tulsa, Ok., and Charlezetta Darwin, state of Kansas; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 30, 2 p.m., at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Sardis Cemetery, near Calhoun.

FRYLING, Lois L. COMBS
1862-1928
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1928 - At 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, the spirit of Mrs. W. H. Fryling left its earthly abode to dwell in the land of the blessed. This dear wife and mother had been in poor health the past several years, having strokes of paralysis at different times. On Wednesday, June 20, the fatal stroke came, and she was unable to talk from that time on. Her death came as though closing her eyes in sleep. The husband and children were with her constantly during her last illness, ministering to her every want, and they with physician and others who loved her, did everything possible for human hands to do to prolong her stay on earth, but God had called for her. Deceased's maiden name was Lois Combs, she being a daughter of W. H. and Elizabeth Ewing Combs, who emigrated from Clark county, Mo., to Henry county in 1851. They were among the oldest settlers in this county, residing eight miles east of Clinton, where Mrs. Fryling was born on September 19, 1862. In the year 1879, she was united in marriage with W. H. Fryling, they locating on the Combs homestead east of town, where they resided until coming to Clinton in 1917. This happy union was blessed with three children, all living to comfort the lonely companion. They are: Mrs. A. B. Munday and Mrs. E. H. Loft, both of Sedalia, and Curtis Fryling, at the home. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. C. D. Hutcherson, of Hepler, Kans., who was here for a week during Mrs. Fryling's illness, and one brother, W. H. Combs, of Gilman City, Mo.; also two grandchildren - Pauline Munday and Jack Loft. Mrs. Fryling had been a member of the Baptist church for many years. A gentle spirit has gone on, one that was kind to everybody. Her influence will be ever felt. She gave herself, on all occasions, unstintingly to her Lord, her home, her neighbors. Her home was ever open to all with its real Christian hospitality. It can be truly said that she was loved by all who knew her. The ladies of the different organizations of the church were always glad whenever a meeting was to be held in her home, as she made it so pleasant for them. She was of a quiet, unassuming nature, but so willing to help in any way. She loved flowers, and her yard and garden contained some of the most choice kind, as well as potted plants in the house. These she unselfishly shared with neighbors and friends. It can be said of her, that she has fought a good fight she has finished her course, she has kept the faith and there was laid up for her a crown of righteousness. Her numerous friends grieve with the husband and children in this time of deep sorrow. Funeral services were conducted at the home, at 320 North 3rd street, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, by her pastor, Rev. J. R. Blythe. Burial was in Englewood cemetery.

FUES, Ruth PERRIN
abt 1915-1996
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruth Perrin Fues, 81, Osceola, died Wednesday, December 25, 1996, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mrs. Fues, an English teacher, was a longtime Osceola resident. She is survived by a niece. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 28, at 10 a.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

FUGITT, Aidan Wade
2005-2006
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 27 2006 - Aidan Wade Fugitt, age 10 months, infant son of Cassie L. Millam and Jamie R. Fugitt passed away Saturday, September 16, 2006 at his home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at Vansant Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Aidan was born on November 11, 2005 at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, Missouri. He is survived by his parents; a brother and sister, Alyssa and Cameron Fugitt, all of the home; maternal grandparents, Randy and Jennifer Strouse of Clinton; paternal grandparents, Kevin and Nancie Fugitt of Eldorado Springs, Missouri; maternal great grandparents, Hap and Belva Strouse and Jim and Judy Vickers, all of Clinton, Missouri; paternal great grandmother, Katie Shanks of Lowry City, Missouri; maternal great great grandparents, Jeanette and Carl Brown of Clinton, Missouri and three uncles, Rusty Fugitt of Eldorado Springs, Missouri, Casey, Strouse of Clinton, Missouri and Cody Strouse of Springfield, Missouri.

FULKERSON, P. W.
1824-1886
Oak Grove Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Aug 1886 - Passed Over - Saturday morning, August 21, at 10 o'clock, the spirit of P. W Fulkerson, after long years of suffering, passed over to its Maker and is at rest. He was born in Ohio County, Kentucky, in 1824. Came to this state in the fall of 1855 and located in Cass County, where he lived until the war broke out and in 1861 joined the Confederate Army, serving through the war as Captain. After the war, he came to Clinton where he has made his home ever since. He has for the past eight years been afflicted with cancer of the face, and every known remedy was tried. For four years the Eureka Springs waters were tested, but to no avail and the last two years he has been confined to his home, suffering intensely at times, until the Great Redeemer called him home. He leaves a wife, a companion who has watched and tenderly cared for him through all these years of sad afflictions, to mourn his loss, and in her bereavement, the community extends its sympathy. After the sermon at 3:30 at the Southern M.E. Church, the remains were taken charge of by the Masons and conveyed to Oak Grove for interment.

FULLBRIGHT, Grover Alfred Sr.
1936-2014
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 19 2014 - Grover Alfred Fullbright, Sr., 77, Collins, died Friday August 22, 2014, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City. Grover worked for Cummins Diesel for 27 years and Fullbright Repair Service. He was a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy during the Korean War. Grover was preceded in death by his parents, Gertrude and Carl Harmon and Walter Fullbright; sons, Grover Alfred Fullbright, Jr. and Bobby Joe Fullbright, and brothers, Bob Harmon and Everett Harmon. He is survived by his wife, Marcia of the home; daughters, Kim Maude and Tina Lawrence both of Kansas City; granddaughters, Nicholle Adrian and Rachelle Lawrence of Kansas City; grandsons, Dusty Adrian and wife, Jessie, Raymore, Thomas Fullbright and James Lawrence, both of Kansas City; great-granddaughter Cloey Adrian; brother, Raymond Harmon; sisters, Shirley Teegarden and Joyce Becker, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 26, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton.

FULLER, Leota Ann
1918-2006
Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 30 2006 - Leota Ann Fuller, 88, Independence, died Thursday, June 28, 2006, in the Independence Regional Hospital in Independence. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 1, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, with burial in Kidds Chapel Cemetery, Lowry City.

FULLINGTON, Florence Catherine
1925-2012
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 27 2012 - Florence Catherine Fullington, daughter of Robert L. and Lucy Erma (Thompson) Dunning, was born December 7, 1925, in Deepwater. She departed this life on February 10, 2012, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, at the age of 86 years. Florence was married to FOrrest R. Fullington, who preceded her In death on September 29, 2010. She was a nurse before retiring. She is survived by her two sons, Michael Dean Fullington and wife, Chris, Carlsbad, California, and Steven Eugene Fullington and wife, Shelley, Sherman Oaks, California; one brother, Bob Dunning of Deepwater; one granddaughter, Marqui Fullington, and three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Jayden and Tristin. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 25, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Deepwater.

FULLINGTON, Forrest Robert
1926-2010
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 4 2010 - Forrest Robert Fullington, son of Van and Marie (Snyder) Fullington, was born February 21, 1926, in Oklahoma. He died on September 29, 2010, at his home in Clinton at the age of 84 years. Forrest served his country in the Merchant Marines. He was married to Florence Catherine (Dunning) Snyder. He was an engineer for the Redman Equipment Company in Torrance, California, before he retired. He attended the Christian Church in Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Florence, of the home; two sons, Michael Dean Fullington and wife, Chris, Carlsbad, California, and Steven Eugene Fullington and wife, Shelley, Sherman Oaks, California; one granddaughter, Margui Fullington; three great-grandchildren and a brother, Lavan Fullington of Sierra Vista, Arizona. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Monday, October 4. Interment was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Deepwater.

FULLINGTON, Mahalia Mae
abt 1922-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 18 2001 - Mahalia Mae Fullington, 70, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be held in Urbana. Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

FULTON, Dorothy O.
abt 1915-2002
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 12 2002 - Dorothy O. Fulton, 87, Nevada, died Friday, August 9, 2002, at Moore Few Care Center, Nevada. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 14, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, with Burial in the Osceola Cemetery.

FULTON, James S.
abt 1910-2002
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 26 2002 - James S. Fulton, 92, Nevada, formerly of Osceola, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at Moore Few Care Center, Nevada. Mr. Fulton was a plant operator 28 years for Missouri Public Service. He was a lay minister for the Bear Creek, Wheatland and Weaubleau United Methodist churches and the Osceola United Brethren Church. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, Nevada; two sons, James A. and wife, Lauretta, Chesapeak, Virginia, "Chuck" Lewis S. and wife, Gwendolyn, Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Sharon B. and husband, Michael Pruitt, Bronaugh; a sister, Hallie Hartley, Osceola; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 28, at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

FULTZ, Orville Mervin Sr.
1907-1991
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Orville Mervin Fultz Sr., 84, Independence, died August 14, 1991, at the Liberty Hospital. He was born in Holton, Kansas, and moved to this area in 1939. Mr. Fultz worked in the transportation department of Armco Inc. for 25 years, retiring in 1973. Survivors include his wife, Sarah L. Fultz of the home; six sons, Orville M. Fultz Jr. and Ronnie Fultz of Kansas City, Billy Fultz, Kearney, Claude Fultz and Johnny Fultz of Independence and Larry Fultz, Lansing to Leavenworth County; three daughters, Charlene Gillette, Karen Fultz and Barbara Charles of Independence; a sister, Helen Jackson, Humansville; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery.

FUNK, Earlene E. AUSTIN
1928-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 1999 - Earlene E. Funk, 71, Deepwater, died Monday, November 29, 1999, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Wednesday at Mount Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home in Kansas City, with burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City where she will be laid to rest next to her daughter. She was born November 6, 1928, in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Earl and Esther (Meyers) Austin. She married Jack W. Funk on June 13, 1943, and enjoyed 56 years of marriage. She owned and operated her own beauty salon in Kansas City for 12 years. She retired with her husband to Deepwater in 1987. She had been a longtime member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary #302. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janie Tarlton. She is survived by her husband, Jack W. Funk of Deepwater; a son, C. J. Funk of Naples, Florida; a daughter, Jackie Whitford of Greenwood; three brothers, Richard Austin of Santee, California, Conley Austin of Gravite, Arkansas, and Russ Austin of LaMirada, California, and eight grandchildren.

FUNK, Ethel T. GILLILAND JUHL
1913-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 19 2003 - Ethel T. Funk, 89, rural Windsor, died Saturday morning, February 15, 2003, at her home. She was born October 11, 1913, in Oak Mills, Kansas, the daughter of Letcher Robert Gilliland and Eva Ruth (Schneider) Gilliland. May 8, 1936, in Nevada, Iowa, she married LeRoy Juhl, who died October 8, 1960. December 28, 1963, in Holden, she married Lawrence Ernest Funk, who died June 16, 1987. She was a licensed practical nurse working at the Resthaven Nursing home, Sedalia; the former Windsor Hospital and the University Hospital in Columbia. She played in the Windsor Senior Center Kitchen Band, played piano for both Calvary Baptist Church and Brandon Methodist Church and also worked in 4-H. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sedalia. She is survived by a son, Harold Juhl, Sedalia; two daughters, Ruth Dameron, Windsor, and Eva Juhl, Littleton, Colorado; three stepsons, Milford Juhl, Ames, Iowa, A.D. Juhl, Boone, Iowa, Leland Juhl, New London, Minnesota; five stepdaughters, Sharon Bruner, LaMonte, Lori Gerke, Windsor, Olive Stoehr, Mesa, Arizona, Ruby Whiteman, Mundelin, Illinois, Mildred Holder, Lombard, Illinois; a brother, Melvin Gilliland, Wallawalla, Washington, four sisters, Ellen Hold, Harrah, Oklahoma, Opal Knowles, Shasta, California, Odessa Baldwin, Rockdale, Texas, Violet Smith, Minster, Ohio; 26 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a stepson, Kent Funk; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Sossong, and a brother, Farrell Gilliland. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

FUNK, Jack W.
1924-2005
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 29 2005 - Jack W. Funk, 81, Deepwater, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Graveside services and burial will be Saturday, October 1, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest with his wife and daughter, Janie Tarlton. He was born March 13, 1924, in Hiwasse, Arkansas, the son of Martin and Hattie (Dobbs) Funk. He married Earlene Austin on June 13, 1943, and enjoyed 56 years of marriage. He served in the Navy in World War II and was a member of Plumber's Local #8 for 55 years and a life member of VFW Post 7900. He retired with his wife to Deepwater in 1987. He is survived by a son C. J. Funk, Naples, Florida; a daughter Jackie Whitford, Greenwood; a sister Martha Mishler, Carl Junction; a brother Guy Funk, Gulfport, Mississippi, and eight grandchildren.

FUNK, Ralph M.
1913-1983
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia MO, April 16, 1983 - Ralph M. Funk, 69, Calhoun, died Thursday in Clinton. He was born Dec. 22, 1913, in Windsor, son of John and Ruth Baker Funk. On April 9, 1938, in Windsor, he married Gladys Purnell, who survives of the home. Mr. Funk lived his entire life in the Calhoun and Windsor area. He was a farmer and a member of the Calhoun Christian Church. Other survivors include Jan Smith, Clinton: six step-brothers, Thomas E Anderson, Jr., Sun City, Ariz; James R Anderson, Oklahoma City, Okla; Harold Anderson, Alexandria, VA; John Anderson, Edmond, Okla; Roy Anderson, Raytown; Floyd Anderson, Falls Church, VA and one step-sister Mary Williams, Independence. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

FUNK, Robert Martin
1864-1947
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, March 6, 1947 - Robert Martin Funk was born in Pettis County, Missouri, on October 25, 1864, and died Tuesday, February 25, 1947, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Warren Tucker, near Lincoln, Mo. Mr. Funk was one of nine children of John and Lucinda R. Funk. He was married to Sarah Ellen Parker February 26, 1890. Seven children were born to this union, two preceded him in death, John A. Funk and Mrs. Mattie Lowry. He is survived by his companion of fifty-seven years; four sons, Robert C. Funk, Kansas City, Kansas; Albert of Calhoun; Oliver F. of Vancouver, Washington, and Rex Funk of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. Laura Ellen Tucker of Lincoln, Mo., three sisters Mrs. Lula Hampton of near Windsor; Mrs. Jessie Crose of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Carrie Pickett, Kansas City, Kansas, and one brother, S. R. Funk of Clinton. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Also surviving are twenty-three grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Most of Mr. Funk's life was spent farming and stock raising near Windsor. He was a member of the Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge and always a good neighbor and friend. The funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at the Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

FUNK, Sarah Ellen PARKER
1874-1953
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, February 12 1953 - Sarah Ellen Parker, daughter of Martha Jane and Philip A. Parker, was born at Dell in Benton County, Missouri, on June 5, 1874 and passed away at the home of her son, Oliver H. Funk, Sr. in Vancouver, Washington, on February 1, 1953, at the age of 78 years and 8 months. She was united in marriage to R. M. Funk on February 26, 1890, and to this union seven children were born. Her husband passed away February 25, 1947, a son, John A., a daughter, Martha Lucinda Lowry and a grandson, Rex Lee Funk, also preceded her in death. Her early life was spent in Benton County. After her marriage she lived in Pettis and Henry County's with the exception of the last few years, when she has made her home with her son, Oliver and wife. She had been in failing health for a number of years but her death came quite suddenly. She and her husband, soon after marriage, became members of the Eldorado Christian Church. In 1897 they transferred their membership to the Windsor Christian Church, where she still remained a member. For years she was an active member of the Eastern Star and she was active in schools and clubs as long as her health permitted. She is survived by the following children: R. C. Funk of Kansas City, Kansas; A. P. Funk and Ellen Tucker of Calhoun; Oliver H. and Rex H. Funk of Vancouver, Washington; twenty-three grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Peter Steg of West Hollywood, California and one brother, Abe Parker of Clinton; also nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends in and around Windsor who were often thought of and spoken of by her. Funeral services were held at the Huston-Turner Funeral Home on February 6 (?5?). Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

FUNK, Shelton Rogers
1869-1956
Laurel Oak Cemetery (F), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
S. R. FUNK DIES AT GENERAL HOSPITAL - S. R. Funk, a Devout and loyal Christian, a Deacon and elder of the Disciples of Christ for many years, first in the Windsor Church then in Clinton after transferring his membership here, died at 12:30 PM, Jan. 3, 1956, at Clinton General Hospital.  He and his good wife moved to Clinton 13 years ago to make their home and be near their daughter Mrs. Clinton G. Haynes. Mr. Funk had not been well for several years, in fact when he retired from active farming in the Windsor neighborhood his doctors advised to curtail his activities to the milDest form and from that time he was never without the aid of medicine or the care of his physician. However, his condition grew worse just a week preceding his Death, having overtaxed his strength by going up town for a hair cut and shave, then walking home after tending to various matters of business.  Death claimed him just a week to the hour after his entering the hospital. Shelton Rogers Funk, one of the seven children of John and Lucinda Rogers Funk, was born Aug. 28,  1869 in Pettis County near the Henry County line near Windsor.  His father, one of three brothers who came with their families in covered wagons t the community before the War Between The States, built the family home, which still stands, though a family by the name of Rice now occupies it. Young Shelton attended the Depedaie rural school, where he was an apt and clever student, and the Eldorado Christian Church, where for many years he was a consecrated loyal member, point the way to his family and others and conscientiously living the precepts that he professed. Sept. 27, 1893, he and Miss Elizabeth Duvall were united in marriage.  They  made their first home on the old Funk farm, and later even lived in the home of his parents where he had been reared.  Four children were born to the Funk union, three of whom, with their mother survive this good and exemplary father, as follows:  Mrs. Clint Haynes of Clinton; Mrs. Forrest Sawyer of Warrensburg who had been with her parents since he became so critically ill and Marvin Funk of Greeley, Cool.  The beloved son Robert, preceded his father 19 years ago.  There are also seven grand children and 10 great-grandchildren surviving, and one sister. Mrs. Jesse Crouse of Oklahoma City, Okla. Mr. Funk was a wise and successful farmer, whose good judgement and sound philosophy netted him solid returns.  The law of the land, that taught thrift and industry, feudality and temperance reflect in the quiet, yet boyent nature of the sincere Disciple whose passing leaves a Deep void in the hearts of family and neighbors.  For he was a good visitor and loved t char and exchange stories with his friends.  he was mild mannered and kind and found good in all folks about him.  His presiding at the Lord's Table at his church was revered and dignified and the words he spoke were fraught with honest sincere and Christian appeal. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. H. Bradley at the Christian Church Thursday Jan 5 (today) and the body will be taken to Laurel Oaks Cemetery in Windsor where it will be laid in the family lot beside his parents and son.  Please call the Schaberg Funeral Home for further details. --  From the Windsor Review of Thursday January 12, 1956 - S.R. Funk, 86, Former 4-County Resident, Succumbs in Clinton - Funeral services for S.R. Funk, 86, were conducted by Rev. W.H. Bradley at the Christian Church in Clinton Thursday.  Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, here in the family lot beside his parents and son. - Funk was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Walter Dunn here and had been in ill health for several years.  He died at the Clinton General Hospital January 3, just an hour after entering. - Funk was the youngest son of a family of seven children of Lucinda Rogers and John A. Funk and was born in Pettis County, on a farm seven miles northeast of Windsor August 38, 1869. - On September 27, 1893 he and Miss Elizabeth Duvall were untied in marriage.  To this union four children were born, three of whom survive. The are: Mrs. Clint Haynes, Clinton; M.C. Greeley, Colo, and Mrs Forest Sawyer of Warrensburg.  A son, Robert preceded him in Death. A lover of all people, he was a devoted husband and father, a friendly and dependable neighbor and a loyal friend. Also surviving are his devoted and faithful wife; his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. J. E. Cross of Oklahoma, City.

FUQUA, Isabelle
1853-1903
Englewood Cemetery (F), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 17 1903 - The Angel Death entered one of our happy homes Saturday evening at 6:30 and took a cherished companion and kind and loving mother, Mrs. Isabelle Fuqua. she had been bedfast several months, being in bad health a number of y ears. She was born in Sangamon county, Illinois Feb. 18, 1853; came to Missouri in 1866; married Richard Fuqua in 1871. five children, two dying in infancy, the three living ones being: J. W. Fuqua of this city; Mrs. Ella Carney, Urich, and Mrs. Mary Carmody, Sedalia. She had been a member of the Christian church since her 16th year. Funeral services were at her home on Franklin street and burial in beautiful Englewood.