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GAFFIN, Mary Catherine "Mollie" BOYLES
1869-1916
Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, Lafayette Co, MO
Lafayette County, MO - Mrs. Owen Gaffin, a well known and highly esteemed resident of Lexington, who has been in failing health the past three or four years, died at 7:40 o'clock Friday night at her home. Mrs. Gaffin, whose maiden name was Mary Katherine Boyles, was born in Clinton, Mo., December 17, 1867 (should be 1869), and was in her 47th year. She was married in Lexington July 18, 1887. Besides her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Bour, of this city, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. R. A. White, of Clinton, Mo., and three brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Gaffin was a devoted wife and mother and was held in high esteem by her friends and neighbors. The funeral services, were held from the home Sunday afternoon.

GAFFNEY, Honora Anna CONDON
1850-1938
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 23 1938 - PIONEER RESIDENT DIES - Clinton Had Been Mrs. Honora Gaffney's Home Since 1875 - Funeral Services Today - Mrs. Honora Gaffney, one of Clinton's older residents, slipped away from the toils of life into shadowy realms about 11:00 a. m. February 22, 1938, at 107 West Rogers, where sill had lived many years. Her last illness began about two months ago with a severe attack of indigestion from which she did not entirely recover and the last few days, she quietly slept away all physical burdens. Her son, William, was constantly with her and nieces, Mrs. Mary Buttermore and Mrs. Staysha Carpenter of near Windsor, cared for her, assisted by neighbors who were anxious to show in deeds their regard for her. Honora Conden was born July 22, 1851, at Carpenter's Landing, New Jersey, and came with her Irish parents when a small child to Waverly, Mo., later living near Marshall, near where she was united in marriage about 1868 to William Gaffney. They moved to Clinton in 1875, and spent the remainder of their lives here. Two children were given this union, a daughter and son, the latter surviving There are several grandchildren. Deceased was a favorite of old and young alike; always cheerful and a splendid neighbor. She was kindly and had a seemingly inexhaustible stock of fun and Irish humor; ever ready to delight her friends. During her full life of over four score years, she and her husband were among the pioneers who helped develop Clinton about which she retained a wealth of knowledge. She preferred to do her housework as long as possible, but was relieved of this several years ago by her niece. She was energetically busy at something, either physically or mentally, and enjoyed reading or listening to the radio She was taught the culinary art by her mother when their methods would be termed old-fashioner now, but achieved the desired results then and food was relished as much, if not more, than now. She was a devout member of the Holy Rosary church at Clinton and was active as long as possible, but when it became impossible for her to attend her burden was increased but she was patient through it all. She brightened the neighbors' lives so much that a few years ago when she suffered a broken shoulder, they reciprocated with a sunshine bag from which she enjoyed a different gift each day. Funeral services were conducted Thursday (today) at the Holy Rosary church. Burial at Englewood.

GAGELIN, Jeffrey Dean
1959-1996
Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton, Richland Co, ND
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jeffrey Dean Gagelin, 36, Kansas City, died Monday, February 19, 1996. He was the husband of the former Stacy Wagoner of Clinton and son-in-law of Ted and Sandra Wagoner. He was a customer service manager of Mid-America Wholesale, a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and Red Bridge United Methodist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Andrew Martin Gagelin, and a daughter, Bethany Anne Gagelin, of the home, and a son, Jordan Robert Gagelin of Fordo, North Dakota; his parents, Martin and Marjorie Gagelin of Wahpeton, North Dakota, also five sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday at the Park Lawn Chapel in Kansas City, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Wahpeton, North Dakota.

GAGNEPAIN, Gilbert Glen Rev.
1950-1993
Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson, Taney Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Reverend Gilbert Glen Gagnepain, son of John Edgar and Ruth Grace (Stearnes) Gagnepain, was born June 22, 1950, at Elmhurst, Illinois. He departed this life at his home in Appleton City on November 2, 1993, at the age of 43 years, four months and 10 days. He graduated from Branson High School and attended Southwest Missouri State Universities. He accepted the Lord as his Savior on January 4, 1981, was licensed to preach by Victor Baptist Church of Branson and ordained by the First Baptist Church of Forsyth. He pastored the Rocky Ledge Baptist Church of Protem, entered Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City in 1984, and graduated in May of 1987. He pastored the First Baptist Church of Bogard, Bagnell Baptist Church of Eldon, and was currently the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Appleton City. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Cooper on November 28, 1970, at School of the Ozarks at Point Lookout. To this union two sons were born. He was preceded in death by his father, John Edgar Gagnepain. He is survived by his wife Carolyn of the home; two sons, Jason and Aaron, also of the home; his mother Ruth Gagnepain of Phoenix, Arizona; two brothers, Dale Gagnepain and his wife Shirley of Baker, Oregon, and Dale's three children, Debra, Scott and Casey, and Kenneth and his wife Maya of Boring, Oregon; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carlos and Donna Cooper of Branson; his brother-in-law and wife James and Sandy Cooper and their son Ryan, Hollister; a sister-in-law and husband Nancy and Michael Rankin and their daughters, Sarah and Hannah of Malone, Wisconsin. Brother Gil was a loving and devoted husband and father. He devoted his life to his family and serving God. He will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Funeral services were at Appleton City First Baptist Church Saturday, November 6, with burial in Ozark Memorial Park, Branson.

GAINES, Arthur Leslie
1857-1949
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Thursday, Jun 23 1949 - Arthur Leslie Gaines, longtime resident of Clinton, died at his home, 416 West Jefferson St., shortly after five o'clock last Saturday afternoon. He would have been 92 years old next August 21. Mr. Gaines had not been well in recent years but had retained a vital energy and alert interest in current affairs. He was for many years connected with the Missouri Public Service Company, and had retired in July 1937, at the age of 80. His friends venerated Mr. Gaines as a gentleman, upright of heart. He had been a staunch Baptist and a believer first in Christian living. Prominent in Masonic circles, he was a devoted advocate of his lodge's principles. In his declining years his constant companion had been his daughter, Miss Ida, who had given of her best to see that comforts and needs were provided for Mr. Gaines. Her love has far surpassed the demands of duty and is reflected in the pleasantness of the Gaines home. Mr. Gaines' prime hobby had been gardening and he had enjoyed spending his leisure in the outdoors. Mr. Gaines was born August 21, 1857, at Gallatin, Mo., the only son of George W. and Judith Duncan Gaines. He was married November 15, 1877, to Miss Mary Louise Beasley, and they came to Clinton early in their married life. Mrs. Gaines died 26 years ago. Surviving are his only son, Oscar William Gaines, of Center, Tex., and four daughters: Mrs. E. B. Clark, north of Clinton; Mrs. E. E. Thomas, Thibodaux, La.; Mrs. Arthur Land, Overland Park, Kas., and Miss Ida Gaines, of the home. All were present for the funeral service. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Mrs. Wallace Stopher, Thibodaux, La.; Mrs. George Sharp, Jr., Kansas City; William and Melba Gaines, Center, Tex.; Arthur David Clark and Mrs. Herbert Jeffery, north of Clinton. There are 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant's Funeral Home Monday afternoon. Burial was in Englewood cemetery, with the Masonic graveside rites. Mrs. E. E. Thomas, daughter of Mr. Gaines, came Sunday from her home in Louisiana, bringing her three grandsons, Wally, Tommy and Jerry Stopher. They will spend the summer here while the children's mother, Mrs. Wallace Stopher, is a student in summer school at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Mrs. Stopher was also here for her grandfather's funeral. Oscar Gaines returned Monday night to his home in Texas. Others from out of town who were here Monday were Mrs. George Sharp, Jr., a granddaughter, of Kansas City; a niece, Mrs. L. H. Decker, Wichita Falls, Texas; a nephew, Darrell Atkins, and Mrs. Atkins, St. Louis; and Miss Artena Ollson and Mr. and Mrs. Hawley Brown of Kansas City, former Clintonians.

GAINES, Charles S.
1868-1925
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Charles S. Gaines died at his home on South Carter street, about 5 p.m. Tuesday. He had gone out to split some wood and in about half an hour he fell on his knees. He managed to get to the house by himself and sat down on the bed, complaining of his heart hurting him. A physician was called but he only drew a few breaths after the doctor arrived. Deceased was born Feb. 4th, 1868, near Marshall, Mo. He was twice married. The first marriage was to Miss Cora Hibler, on March 7, 1894, she dying Dec. 24, 1898. To this union two children were born; one, a son died at the age of two years. The daughter survives - Mrs. Elsie Barth, of Urich. His second marriage was to Mrs. Bessie Ooley, on Aug. 7, 1921, she surviving. He also leaves one brother, Harrison D. Gaines, of Entiat, Wash.; three sisters - Mrs. R. B. Stewart, west of Clinton; Mrs. W. R. Thompson, of Urich; Mrs. J. M. McMillian, of Denver, Colo., and an adopted sister, Mrs. Homer Dunnigan, Auburn, Nebr. Mr. Gaines was converted at the age of 16 years, uniting with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Hopewell, in the west part of the county. He was held in high esteem by a wide circle of acquaintances, who deeply sympathize with the bereaved ones in this time of sorrow. He had been employed at Armour's. Funeral services were conducted at Hopewell church at 11 a.m. Thursday, by Rev. falls, pastor of the Clinton Presbyterian church, and burial was in Hopewell cemetery.

GAINES, Ida Nora
1885-1971
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1971 - Ida Nora Gaines, daughter of Arthur Leslie and Mary Louise Beasley Gaines, was born September 29, 1885, in Clinton, Missouri. She passed away April 16, 1971 at the Wetzel Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. She spent her life caring for her family, first her father, until he passed away in 1949, and then for whatever family members needed her. She loved music, and was a qualified music teacher. In 1958, she made her home at 104 So. Orchard, where her nieces and nephews were always welcome. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Arthur Gaines; 3 sisters, Myrtle Elizabeth, Edith Eugenia, and Iva S.; 2 nieces, Eugenia Land, and Mary Clark Jeffery; and one nephew, Gerald Thomas. Survivors include one brother, Oscar William Gaines, Center, Texas; 2 nephews, David Clark and Bill Gaines; 3 nieces, Melba Gaines Surlock, Margaret Thomas Stopher, and Louise Land Sharp; also 17 great-nieces and nephews; and many other friends and relatives. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 17, at the Vansant Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GAINES, Mary Louise BEASLEY
1860-1923
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, 1923 - The first break in the family circle of A. L. Gaines, was March 21st at 2:10 p.m., when his beloved wife and companion was taken to the Eternal City. She took quite suddenly and seriously ill with influenza just two days before, which quickly went into pneumonia. Tuesday they were much encouraged but Wednesday she grew suddenly worse and the end came quickly. Mary Louise Beasley was born at Chillicothe, Mo., 62 years ago last December. She gave her hand and heart to Arthur L. Gaines November 15th, 1877. A few years later they moved to Clinton and this was her home ever since, except a short while in Deepwater, then several months sojourn in Texas with her son and daughter. Mrs. Gaines was the dearest and best of women. Her work was always quietly done. She was a daughter of a Baptist minister and early gave her heart to the Master and united with the Baptist church. She was the queen of her household, guiding her children to always seek the better things of life and to early accept the Saviour for their own and commence working in His kingdom. Her daughters were taught the womanly arts and to rule their homes with love; her son to be honorable and upright. She was a faithful attendant of her church and for years her children were actively engaged in Sunday School and B.Y.P.U. work in the Clinton Baptist church, giving their time to the work of the Master. She is survived by her husband and their five children: Mrs. Edgar Clark, 4 miles north of Clinton; Mrs. Arthur Land, Warrensburg; Mrs. E. E. Thomas and Oscar Gaines, Beaumont, Texas; and Miss Ida Gaines, at home, who had been her mother's devoted companion since the other children married and moved away. All were here for the funeral, Mr. Gaines, Miss Ida, Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Land being at her bedside during the last illness. The funeral services were conducted at her late home last Saturday afternoon.

GAINES, Nancy Josephine HANNAH
1869-1928
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Charles W. Gaines Died - At her home on South Second street (Clinton, MO), at 1:30 p.m. Monday, with heart trouble and complications. She had been in failing health for some time and ill for about two weeks, but took suddenly worse Sunday and went into eternity the next day. Nancy Josephine Hannah was born near Salisbury, N.C. On July 19, 1899, she was united in marriage to Charles W. Gaines, coming to Clinton, immediately thereafter as a bride. This had been her home since. She was a beautiful southern woman, letting her home life dominate her. She made many warm friends, but went out seldom. Those who knew and loved her were those who went into her home, where they enjoyed her gracious hospitality of the old South. She was educated in the Seminary at Winston Salem, N.C. She was a great reader, informed on every subject of the day, as well as being a student of the world's classics and present day writers. Naturally literary in taste, this was her greatest recreation. She was reticent, but always remembered a kindness and was quick to show her appreciation, ready, always, to help in the good works of the community. Her husband departed this life, May, 1918. Two sons were given to this marriage - Charles W. Gaines, Jr., who manages the large farm, west of Clinton; and Richard P., who is at home. She also leaves four brothers and two sisters. Deceased was a member of the Episcopal church, The Daughters of the American Revolution and The Daughters of the Confederacy. The funeral was conducted from the family home Wednesday afternoon. Burial in Englewood beside her husband.

GAINES, Richard F.
1837-1891
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 28 1891 - Death has again called away one of Henry county's most highly respected citizens, Richard F. Gaines, who breathed his last Saturday night after a short illness at his home west of Clinton. In 1836, he was born in Cumberland county, Ky. and in 1860 came to Henry county. He was married twice, the first wife being a Stone, by whom they had one son, now 22. His second wife was Miss Dopha Merritt, daughter of Judge M. B. Merritt and they had a daughter, now 13. Deceased was an extensive farmer and stock raiser. Remains buried at Stone's Chapel.

GAINOUS, Amelia A. SEELEY
1960-2011
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 9 2011 - Amelia A. Gainous, 51, Clinton, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Amelia was born on March 12, 1960, in Pensacola, Florida, the daughter of James and Helen (Bagley) Seeley. After high school, she attended the University of West Virginia where she received her Bachelor's Degree. While serving in the United States Air Force, she met and married Robert "Bob" Gainous at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. She and her husband made their home in Clinton for the past eight years. Surviving Amelia are her husband of the home; her daughter Nikki Fenner and husband Jason, Clinton; her son James Gainous of Chicago, Illinois; a granddaughter Gemma Lynn Fenner of Clinton; three brothers, Louis, Leonard and Michael Seeley, and one sister, Marsha Seeley. Her parents preceded her in death. A graveside service was Monday, May 9, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GALBRAITH, Charles Herdie
1878-1969
Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas, NV - Services will be held today in Palm Chapel for Charles Herdie Galbraith, 94, 1600 Searles St., who died Monday in a local hospital. He was a retired coal miner. Burial will be in Paradise Gardens. Mr. Galbraith was born Dec 26, 1874 (sic), in Missouri. He lived here 15 years. Surviving are daughter, Flossie Harrigan of Las Vegas; three sons, John Galbraith of Las Vegas, Ernest Galbraith of Sebastopol, Calif., and Charles Galbraith of Cotati, Calif.; sister, Mary Galbraith of Pleasanton, Kan.; two brothers, Marvin Galbraith of Deepwater Mo., and Roscoe Galbraith of Casper, Wyo. - NOTE: Charles Herdie Galbraith b. Dec. 26 1874 was the son of John W. Galbraith b. 1850 d. 1934. Charles' wife was Cleora Quick. Charles died in July 1969 at Las Vegas, NV.

GALBRAITH, John William
1850-1934
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death brought surcease from pain to John W. Galbraith at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Huey, in Deepwater, at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, May 20. He had been living with his son, Duke Galbraith, in Pleasanton, Kansas, the past two years, but about two weeks ago he was visiting in Warrensburg when he fell down some basement steps and was severely injured. He was brought to Deepwater to his daughter's home, but pneumonia set in and loving care and medical attention could not ease the pain and he was called Home. John William Galbraith was born in Pennsylvania, May 7, 1850, and came to Henry county when a young man. He was married to Mary Elva Padgett and they reared a family of ten, in Deepwater, where Mr. Galbraith was a coal miner. The Galbraith home was rich in the worthwhile things of life, and these children received the highest training both mentally and morally. The literature which Mr. Galbraith read in leisure moments was always the highest type of reading matter. His knowledge of the Bible was limitless and a preacher friend said Mr. Galbraith was the best interpreter of the Bible he know. Not only could he give the correct meaning of difficult passages, but he so incorporated the Bible and its Christian teachings into his every day living that his entire life was an exemplification of Christianity. He was a member of the Deepwater Presbyterian church. Surviving Mr. Galbraith are these children: Mrs. Ernest Huey, Marvin Galbraith, Deepwater; Mrs. Robert West, Roscoe Galbraith, Casper, Wyoming; Mrs. O. L. Evans, Charles, Duke and Everett, Pleasanton, Kans., Robert and Claude Galbraith, Cloverland, Ind. Also 26 grandchildren, and 2 sisters. The funeral services were at the Deepwater Presbyterian church on Monday. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington.

GALE, Evelyn Lucille GREEN
1923-1998
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Evelyn Lucille Green Gale, 75, Clinton, died late Friday, November 20, 1998, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Evelyn Lucille Green was born September 1, 1923, in Levasy, the daughter of Robert Edward and violet Lenora (Cross) Green. She was a homemaker and had lived in Clinton for several years. She is survived by one daughter, Pansy M. Guffey and husband Charles, Odessa; three grandchildren, Tammy W. Walker and Edward D. Guffey, both of Independence, and Travis W. Guffey, Smithville; five great-grandsons and one step-grandson; one brother, Jessie O. Green, Clinton; one sister, Ruby M. Duncan, Independence; several nieces and nephews.

GALLAGHER, Patrick J.
1960-2006
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 10 2006 - Patrick J. Gallagher, 45, Windsor, Missouri, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born December 17, 1960, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the son of Vincent Robert Gallagher and Sheila Bernadette (Condron) Gallagher. Pat worked at Gardner Denver in Sedalia, Mo., for over 20 years. He liked all animals, but especially enjoyed his horse Spec and also his two dogs, Sam and Sheba. Survivors include 2 brothers, Rob Gallagher, Warrensburg, Mo., and Tim Gallagher, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; 2 nieces, Taylor and Kristin; 2 nephews, Travis and Shawn; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his mother on July 29, 1991, and his father on January 24, 1992. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, July 11, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GALLAGHER, Robert V.
1956-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 22 2010 - Rob Gallagher, 54, Warrensburg, died June 20, 2010, at his home in Warrensburg. He was born February 28, 1956, in England, the son of Vincent Robert Gallagher and Sheila Bernadette (Condron) Gallagher. On June 21, 1985, at Knob Noster, he married Joyce A. Ridgeway. Rob had worked at EnerSys, Energy Products, Inc. in Warrensburg for three years. Survivors include a son Travis Gallagher, Warrensburg; a daughter Kristin Gallagher, Leeton; a stepdaughter Nichole Gallagher; a brother Tim Gallagher and his wife Becky, Pleasant Hill; a niece and nephew Taylor and Shawn Gallagher; an uncle James Gallagher, Columbus, Georgia; two aunts, Patricia Vacanti, Wilksberry, Pennsylvania, and Mary Prell, Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be Thursday, June 24, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GALLAGHER, Sheila Bernadette "Toni" CONDREN
1935-1991
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Sheila (Toni) Gallagher, 55, Knob Noster, died Monday evening, July 29, 1991, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. She was born August 27, 1935, in Manchester, England, daughter of the late John Edward and Emily Scott Condren. On April 2, 1955, in Brise Norton, England, she married Vincent Robert Gallagher, who survives at the home. She worked for four years as a store manager at Whiteman Air Force Base, retiring in January 1989. Additional survivors are three sons, Robert and Patrick Gallagher, both of Knob Noster and Tim Gallagher of Windsor; two grandchildren; on brother, Joe Condren of Manchester, England; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GALLAGHER, Vincent Robert
1930-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Vincent R. Gallagher. 61, of Windsor, died Thursday morning. January 24, 1992, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He was born June 1, 1930 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, the son of James Joseph and Dorothy Eleen Hawks Gallagher. On April 2, 1955 in Braise Norton. England, he married Sheila "Toni" Bernadette Condron, who preceded him in death on July 29, 1991. Mr. Gallagher served in the Air Force for 20 years, retiring in 1972. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He then worked for 17 years as an accountant for the Civil Service, at Whiteman Air Force Base, in budgeting and finance, retiring in 1989. He is survived by three sons: Robert Gallagher and Patrick Gallagher, both of Knob Noster, and Tim Gallagher of Windsor; 2 grandchildren; 1 brother, James Gallagher of the state of Georgia; 2 sisters. Mary Prell of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, Patricia Vacanti of Wilksberry, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, January 27, 1992 at Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GALLIHUGH, Charles William
1920-2002
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2002 - Charles William Gallihugh, 82, Chilhowee, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He was born January 16, 1920, in Blairstown, the son of Charles A. Gallihugh and Daisy Ann Tiffy Gallihugh. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater of Operations from April 13, 1943, to December 20, 1945. He was awarded three Bronze Stars for military campaigns in Ardennes, Central Europe and the Rhineland. He was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church and Matthews-Crawford Post No. 131 of the American Legion. He had been a farmer in southern Johnson County most of his life. On May 6, 1950, in Clinton, he married Genevieve A. Young, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Wilkinson and her husband Darryl, Gallatin, and Margaret Lynn Neal and her husband Robert E., Leeton, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Martha Cooper. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 10, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in Blairstown Cemetery.

GALLIHUGH, Genevieve Alma YOUNG
1925-2015
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Genevieve A. Gallihugh, 89 of Chilhowee, Missouri passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 20, 1925 north of Clinton, the daughter of Montie Perry Young and Bessie Alma (Middaugh) Young. At the age of five, her family moved to Garland where her parents operated the general store. When she was a freshman in high school, they moved to Clinton. Genevieve graduated from Chilhowee High School in 1943. Following graduation, she worked at Katz Drug Store in Kansas City and she also attended the Music Conservatory. She was employed with Quartz Laboratories in Kansas City during the war and she was eventually transferred to Chicago. Genevieve sold gyroscopes in both Chicago and Los Angeles, California. She moved to Blairstown in 1949 to go into business with her parent’s at the Blairstown Grocery. She was married to Charles William Gallihugh on May 6, 1950 in Clinton. The couple moved to a farm east of Blairstown for a brief time. In 1951, they moved to their farm near Chilhowee. They lived on a farm near Centerview in 1966 before returning to the Chilhowee area and building their current home. Genevieve worked at United Missouri Bank in Warrensburg from 1970 to 1980. Next, she was employed with the Blairstown Bank. Upon its closing, she went to work at Warrensburg Central Bank until retiring to her farm. She loved gardening, watching old movies and playing golden oldies on her grand piano. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking family meals. Survivors include two daughters: Elizabeth Ann Wilkinson and husband, Darryl of Gallatin, MO and Margaret Lynn Neal and husband, Robert of Leeton, MO; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William and her sister, Christina Leeper. Funeral Services were Sunday, March 15th at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Interment followed in the Blairstown Cemetery.

GALLIHUGH, John Catlett
1851-1932
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
John Catlett Gallihugh, son of John Wesley and Ellen Jane Gallihugh, was born at Hood, Virginia, on July 15, 1851, and passed away March 23, 1932, aged 80 years, eight months and eight days. Soon after the close of the civil war he went to Ohio, where he found employment. After some time he journeyed west to Illinois, where he bought land and farmed it. Here, in 1875, he was married to Elena Haeght. To them were born four children: Erma, John Wesley, Charles A. and Ella. In 1889 the family moved to Edmond, Okla., where he built a flour mill. He was engaged in this business until his health compelled him to retire. In 1899 he and his family came to Blairstown, Mo., where he spent his remaining years. He was a man who knew much sorrow for he outlived his brothers and sisters, his wife and all of his children except Charles, with whom he made his home after his wife's passing, three years ago. His sensitive nature made grief hard to bear but that inborn principle of devotion gave him a fortitude which inheritance and early training only can give and made rich a life already potent with native gentleness and sympathy. This honored man leaves to mourn his loss and to cherish his memory, his son, Charles, his daughter-in-law, five grandchildren, Mrs. Harry Morris, of Blue Springs, Mo., Mrs. Arthur Heerman, of Lincoln, Mo., Miss Lena Gallihugh, of Blairstown, William and Martha Gallihugh, of the home; two great-granddaughters, Erma Beth and Maud Ella Morris, of Blue Springs and many friends and neighbors.

GALLIHUGH, Nellie BIRGE
1876-1930
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Old Settler Passes - Last Thursday, another one of our old residents passed on to meet her helpmate and children who preceded her to the Great Beyond. In the death of Mrs. Nellie (Birge) Gallihugh, Blairstown has lost a most estimable citizen, the Government one of its most efficient officers and the family a kind and loyal mother. With her duties as postmistress, she had little time to devote to social duties, but to the best of her opportunities, answered calls for aid in distress. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Presbyterian church and notwithstanding the inclement weather a large number of old-time friends were present. The remains were interred in the Blairstown cemetery, beside those she loved in life. Nellie Birge was born in LaDue, Mo., April 23rd, 1876, and passed away at her home in Blairstown May 8th, 1930, at the age of 54 years and 15 days. At the age of 13, Nellie drew her first pay check as station agent and telegraph operator. Form that time practically all her life was spent in work either as station agent, postmaster or homemaker. She had been a resident of Blairstown for 39 years, 17 years of that time being spent as a servant of the Government as postmistress. Blairstown Christian church was organized in 1893, or the first year Nellie lived in Blairstown. She became one of the first members of that organization and through her efforts helped to build that edifice. She remained a faithful member and diligent worker as long as that organization existed. In November 1924, with her husband, she became a member of the Presbyterian church, in which faith she remained until her death. On January 2nd, 1902, she was joined in marriage to John Wesley Gallihugh, who preceded her to the Other World January 24th, 1928. To this union was born three daughters and one son: John Theodore or "Ted" as he was called; Alpha Rose, Lena Kate and Mable Olive. "Ted" passed away February 26th, 1926, and Mabel followed on October 17th, 1927. The other two who remain are Lena Kate who lives at the home and Mrs. Alpha Rose Heerman, of Lincoln, Mo. Besides the two daughters, her mother, Mrs. Sarah C. Birge, seven aunts, one uncle, two nieces, one nephew and numerous other relatives and friends are left to mourn her death. Besides being a member of the Presbyterian church she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

GALLOWAY, Cabin D.
1957-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 3 2003 - Cabin Galloway, 45, rural Green Ridge, died Friday, January 31, 2003, in an auto accident near Knob Noster. He was born July 29, 1957, in Windsor, the son of Forrest Henry Galloway and Lora Adell (Bailey) Galloway. He was a local businessman and contractor with many business interests in the Windsor area including the flat Creek Restaurant, CGC Contracting, Con-Ag Products and rental and storage units. He also did concrete finishing and farmed. He was a member of the Windsor International Order of Odd Fellows #187, holding the office of District Deputy Grand Master. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, the Windsor Masonic Lodge #29 and the El Dorado Methodist Church. He is survived by a daughter, Chyna Caitlyn Galloway, of the home; two sisters, Rita T. Prevete and husband, John, LaCeta R. Lenz and husband, Ed, both of rural Green Ridge; three nephews, Joe Prevete and Chris Lenz, Green Ridge, and Jay Prevete, Windsor; three nieces, Kelly Lewis, Easly, South Carolina, Rachelle Joronen, Windsor, and Jennifer Lenz, Godley, Texas; three great-nieces, Jaelyn, Jenna and Jaeci Prevete, Windsor, and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were Monday, February 3, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GALLOWAY, Clyde M.
1924-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 6 2003 - Clyde M. Galloway, 79, rural Windsor, died Monday evening, August 4, 2003, at the Windsor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. He was born April 21, 1924, in Green Ridge, the son of Shelton Benjamin Galloway and Mattie Grace (Wolkey) Galloway. On January 17, 1946, in Windsor, he married Hester Louise Field, who survives of the home. He was a farmer most of his life in the Windsor area. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of El Dorado Methodist Church and the George T. Murphy American Legion Post #491, Green Ridge. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Connie Fosnow and Debbie Galloway, and a son, Stephen Galloway, all of Windsor; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Leo Galloway, Slater; a sister, Shirley Bilbruck, Calhoun, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Forrest Galloway, Lawrence S. Galloway and Kenneth L. Galloway; two sisters, Annabelle Burkhead and Dorothy Walters, and a grandson, Jeffery S. Fosnow. Funeral services will be Friday, August 8, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GALLOWAY, Elizabeth COOPER
1909-1999
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elizabeth Galloway, 89, Windsor, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born November 19, 1909, at her parental home four miles north of Windsor, the only child of Pemberton Cooper and Georgia May (Gibson) Cooper. She attended Pleasant Green School and Windsor High School. She was a graduate of Central Missouri State University and began teaching at an early age. She taught 20 years in rural schools before joining the North Kansas City school system where she taught the first grade for 20 years. On July 31, 1962, in Lake Ozark, she married Finis Galloway, Sr., who preceded her in death June 21, 1988. They lived on the farm but Mrs. Galloway continued her teaching career. She retired in 1974 after completing 40 years of teaching. At that time she returned to her home at Windsor. Upon retiring her greatest pleasure was spending as much of her time as possible with her daughter, Mary Alice Bond. She was a member of the Windsor Christian Church, but because of her teaching and being away from home was unable to be an active member. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a stepson, Finis Galloway, Jr., and a stepdaughter, Kathryn Richardson. She was preceded in death by a stepson, Wayne Galloway. Graveside services will be Tuesday, May 18, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GALLOWAY, Hester Louise FIELD
1927-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 26 2007 - Hester Galloway, 80, rural Windsor, died Friday morning, November 23, 2007, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born October 12, 1927, the daughter of Robert Bruce Field and Susie (Luckenbill) Field. On January 17, 1946, in Windsor, she married Clyde Marshall Galloway, who preceded her in death on August 4, 2003. Mrs. Galloway was a homemaker and farm wife and had also worked at the Windsor Manufacturing Company for 10 years. She was a member of the El Dorado Methodist Church, ELC Quilting Club of the church and the Green Ridge American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Galloway and Connie Fosnow and her husband Bob, all of Windsor; a son Stephen Galloway and his wife Rena, also of Windsor; seven grandchildren, Robbie and Daniel Fosnow; John, Will, Juan, and Rob Galloway, Kevin Carey; three great-grandchildren, Skyler and Cade Fosnow and Michael Galloway; a brother, Leroy Field, Great Falls, Montana; a sister, Christine, state of Indiana, and several nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson Jeffery Fosnow, a brother, Chester B. Field and a sister, Lois Jane Fiedler. Funeral services were Monday, November 26, at Hadley Funeral Home. Burial was In Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GALLOWAY, Lora Adell BAILEY
1923-2002
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 26 2002 - Adell Galloway, 78, rural Green Ridge, died Saturday morning, August 24, 2002, at her home. She was born September 27, 1923, the daughter of Elmer Arlo Bailey and Laura Eugenia (Lemley) Bailey. On June 20, 1946, in Olathe, Kansas, she married Forest Henry "Fat" Galloway, who died January 20, 1990. She was a member of the ElDorado Methodist Church where she was also a member of the ElDorado Ladies Circle Quilting Club. She worked at the Greenery Florist and Green House in Knob Noster. She also did custom sewing at her home for many years. She was also the "Horsemanship Leader", with the local 4-H group for many years. Survivors include a son, Cabin D. Galloway, and two daughters, Rita T. Prevete and LaCeta R. Lenz, all of rural Green Ridge; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Bo Bailey; two sisters, Opal Eckhoff and Rebecca Nace. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 27, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GAMLIN, Albert Liston
1913-1995
Hendrick Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Albert Liston Gamlin, 81, Osawatomie, Kansas died Sunday, August 6, 1995 at the Osawatomie State Hospital. He was born September 9, 1913 in Cedar Springs, Missouri, the son of William Henry and Annie Elizabeth Eller Gamlin. The family moved to this area in 1929. He helped his father farm until he contracted rabbit fever at the age of 21. There were three brothers who contracted the disease at the same time. It claimed the life of one of his brothers, Ralph. The disease left Albert disabled. Survivors include his sister-in-law, Mrs. Ray Gamlin, South Bend, Nebraska; one niece, Ruby Ward, LaVista, Nebraska; and one nephew Kenneth Gamlin, Millard, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph, Ray and Clyde; and one sister, Gladys Lela Gamlin. Graveside services Tuesday at the Hendrick Cemetery Urich, Missouri.

GAMLIN, Annie Elizabeth ELLER
1875-1953
Hendrick Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Moran Herald, Allen Co, KS - Mrs. W. H. Gamlin, aged 77, lost her life last Friday morning when the family home was destroyed by fire of undetermined origin. Others of the Gamlin family, living in the two-story frame house four and a half miles east and a half mile south of Mildred, were Mr. Gamlin, the son Clyde, aged 43, who escaped with minor injuries. Members of the family discovered the fire about 3:30 a.m. and being unable to extinguish it, called neighbors who called the Kincaid Fire Department. A nearby well was emptied but the building was soon enveloped in flames and the roof and the walls collapsed. When it was discovered that Mrs. Gamlin had not come out, the heat was too intense to re-enter. It is presumed that she went back into the house for some purpose and was overcome by the fumes. Portions of her body were not discovered until after ten o'clock. Nothing was saved from the home. A collection of firearms was salvaged from the burning debris, consisted of about 456 pieces of shotguns, rifles, revolvers, pistols; an assortment of knives and also a number of tools which Clyde used in the repair of guns. Funeral rites for Mrs. Gamlin were held at Urich, MO, where the family went on Saturday accompanied by another son, Ray Gamlin, and family from Nebraska. Burial was made there in the family plot in the Hendrick Cemetery.

GAMLIN, Clyde Hadley
1909-1995
Hendrick Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clyde Hadley Gamlin, 85, rural Bronson, Kansas, died Tuesday, March 7, 1996 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born July 23, 1909 near Creighton, Missouri, the son of William Henry and Annie Elizabeth Eller Gamlin. As a young boy, he moved with his family to Nebraska and then to the Bronson area in 1929. He was a self-employed gunsmith and was in farming part time. Survivors include one brother, Albert, a niece Ruby Gamlin, LaVista, Nebraska; a nephew, Kenneth Gamlin, Millard, Nebraska. Bess Gamlin, South Bend, Nebraska is a sister-in-law. He was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Lela Gamlin; and two brothers, Ralph and Ray. Graveside services were held Saturday, in Hendrick Cemetery, near Urich, Missouri.

GAMLIN, John
1846-1934
Asbury Cemetery, Raymond, Montgomery Co, IL
The Blairstown Record 1934 - Well-Known Man Dies At Raymond, Ill - John Gamlin, for many years a resident of Blairstown and vicinity, passed to his last rest at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray Henry, in Raymond, Ill., Wednesday morning, Jan. 10, age 87 years and 11 months. Mr. Gamlin was an active and consistent member of the Presbyterian church, having served as an elder in the church here. He left Blairstown last June after the death of his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Rector, with whom he had made his home for some time. He leaves four sons: John, of Urich; Will, Bronson, Kan., Joe, Raymond, Ill.; and Matt, of Jacksonville, Ill.; and two daughters, Mrs. Nell Henry of Raymond, Ill. and Virgie Gamblin of Jersey City, New Jersey. Those who attended the funeral from here were Herbert Rector and wife, Roy Gamlin and Alfred Polzin and wife of Chilhowee.

GAMLIN, John Benjamin
1872-1937
Hendrick Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Benjamin Gamlin died at 7:30 p.m., April 3, 1937, at the home of his son, Roy Lee Gamlin, north of Urich, after suffering about 3 1/2 years from a paralytic stroke which affected his left side, his condition such that he had since been confined to his bed or chair. He was born November 18, 1872, in Illinois, and was one of the prominent farmers of his community, having lived practically all his life between Urich and Blairstown. After the death of his wife about five years ago, he had been cared for by his only child, Roy Lee Gamlin and wife, who lived across the road from the Gamlin home. Deceased was a good general farmer, and a firm believer in quality livestock, teaching his son his basic principles, which were carried out for several years in raising a fine flock of chickens. Mr. Gamlin was one of the best of neighbors, giving freely of his advice which came from a rich store of experience, and was ever willing to aid, either with equipment, or labor. He was kindly, and during the years of his suffering was tenderly cared for by his son and daughter-in-law, who returned the affection deceased had had for his loved ones. He was one of the best of citizens, and the influence he shed over others will live on in the lives of those in his community. He is survived by his son, Roy Lee Gamlin, his daughter-in-law, and grandson, Buel Lee Gamlin, north of Urich. Services were Monday. Interment was in Hendrick cemetery, northwest of Urich, beside his beloved wife. Wilkinson Funeral Service, Clinton, was in charge.

GAMLIN, William Henry
1875-1968
Hendrick Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Bronson, Kansas 1968 - William Henry Gamlin, 87, of rural Bronson, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at his farm home. The son of John and Elizabeth Gamlin, he was born October 14, 1875 in Shipman, Illinois. He married Annie Elizabeth Eller on March 7, 1898 at Clinton, Missouri. She is deceased. He came to his farm near Bronson from Nebraska in 1929. Survivors include a daughter, Lela Gamlin of the home; three sons, Clyde, of the home; Ray of Everton, AR; and Albert of Carlyle, KS.; one sister, Mrs. Ora Henry, St. Petersburg, FL.; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Blue Mound Federated Church. Burial was in the Hendrick Cemetery, north of Urich, Missouri, with graveside services on Saturday. The Daniel Funeral Home in Blue Mound is in charge of arrangements.

GANDER, Mary Emma KLOTZ
1901-1963
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Last rites for Mrs. Robert Gander, 62, of north of Huntingdale, who died July 30, 1963, at Wetzel Hospital, were August 2, 1963 at Consalus Funeral Home. Mary Emma Klotz was born Feb 15, 1901, in the Bethlehem vicinity, the daughter of William and Mary Hieber Klotz. On Nov 1, 1929, she married Robert Gander and they settled north of Huntingdale, where they have spent their married lives. A daughter, Roberta Gay, blessed this union. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GANNON, Charles Benton
1954-2007
Osborn-Evergreen Cemetery, Osborn, Clinton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 7 2007 - Charles Gannon 53, Kansas City, formerly of Windsor, died Tuesday, September 5, 2007, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born February 16, 1954, in Kansas City, the son of John Oliver Gannon and Leona M. (Moore) Gannon. He was a truck driver for many years driving trucks for many Windsor area trucking companies and most recently for the United States Postal Service, Kansas City. Survivors include his fiance Sondra "Sandy" Struble, of the home; a son, John Oliver Gannon, Overland Park, Kansas; a stepson Travis Waldron, Windsor; three daughters, Darla Dee Suppenback of Lee's Summit, Jessica Doralee Gannon Cundiff of Osceola and Krystal Dayle Gannon of Overland Park, Kansas; two stepdaughters, Carrie Newgent, Windsor, and Susie Struble, Windsor; a brother Cecil Bud Clark, Cool, California; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Betty Lou Muir, and a nephew Jeff Clark. Graveside services will be Saturday, September 8, at the Osborn-Evergreen Cemetery, near Osborn.

GANNON, John O.
1914-2002
Osborn-Evergreen Cemetery, Osborn, Clinton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 11 2002 - John O. Gannon, 88, rural Windsor, died Sunday evening, April 7, 2002, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born January 24, 1914, in Winston, the son of Charles Bernard Gannon and Cora Jane (Nelson) Gannon. In June 1941 in Kansas City, he married Leona M. Moore, who died in June 1985. He worked for the Borgmeyer family at their Diamond Potato Chip Company in Kansas City and the Borgmeyer Rental Company. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Ruskin Heights Baptist Church, Kansas City, and Kansas City Moose lodge #10. He is survived by a son, Charles Gannon, Windsor; a stepson, Cecil Bud Clark, Cool, California; a stepdaughter, Lou Muir, North Kansas City; a sister, Mary Margaret West, Independence; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a step-grandson. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 13, at the Ruskin Heights Baptist Church, Kansas City. Burial will be in the Osborn-Evergreen Cemetery, Osborn, Missouri.

GANNON, Margaret WINTER
1914-1994
Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton, Grundy Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Margaret W. Gannon, 80, resident of 601 East 19th St., Trenton, did early Friday, December 29, 1994, at the home of her daughter in Clinton. Funeral services were held Monday, January 2, at the Slater Funeral Home. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton. Mrs. Gannon was born October 11, 1914, in Trenton, the daughter of Floyd and Edith Marie Ripper Winter. She attended Trenton schools and graduated from Trenton High School. On May 25, 1934, she was married at Trenton to Loyd E. Gannon. He died March 6, 1990. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Mary N.) Ross, Clinton; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Winter, Moberly, and two sisters, Mrs. Maxine Boyer, Moline, Illinois, and Mrs. Virginia Rusk, Tucson, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Mrs. Frances Chastain, Mrs. Doris Burton and Mrs. Lorraine Bonner, and one brother, William Winter.

GANO, Isabella LONG
1843-1893
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, June 3 1893 - Isabella Gano died at Deepwater May 25, 1893. She was the daughter of Edward and Priscilla Long and was born in Illinois Sep. 11, 1843. March 18, 1868, married to John Gano. A member of the Baptist Church at the time of her death.

GANTT, Mary Alice WARTH
1846-1889
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Aug 17 1889 - Mrs. Judge Gantt died August 8, after an illness for ten months. A noble, honored woman, practical and plain in her tastes, with a kindly word for all. Alice Warth was born in West Virginia June 18, 1846, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Warth of this city. Four brothers and two sisters also survive her - Mrs. Gaither, living with her parents in Clinton; Dr. E. J. Warth, Clinton; G. F. Warth, of Salmon's Bank, Clinton; S. V. Warth and C. H. Warth of Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. A. W. Kincannon, Walker, Mo. Mr. Warth moved from Virginia to Clinton in 1856 and went to Jacksonville, Ill. in 1862 and Alice completed her education there. She accepted a position in Jackson, Ohio and taught until the removal of the family to Clinton in 1869. She taught in the public schools until her marriage to Judge Gantt in April 23, 1872. Eight children have been born to them, three sons and two daughters living. Funeral at the family home on North Main and burial in Englewood.

GANTT, Sallie E.
1873-1890
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 18 1890 - Died, October 15, at her father's home on North Main, Miss Sallie Gantt, of pneumonia. She was Judge J. B. Gantt's oldest daughter and was born April 27, 1873 in this city. Just approaching the dignity of womanhood, she possessed all the talents to grace her father's home and social circle. She was a member of the first grammar class that graduated from Franklin school in 1887, after which she entered Baird College and devoted much time to music but her health has failed the last year and she only attended two days of the present term. A faithful member of the C. P. Church.

GARD, Dale Carter
1904-1997
Fredonia City Cemetery, Fredonia, Wilson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dale Carter Gard, 92, Clinton, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. He was the son of Al and Elizabeth Devin Gard and was born May 30, 1904, at his grandparents' sod house on their ranch in Lipscomb County in the Panhandle of Texas. In 1916 his family moved to Anthony, Kansas, where he grew up and attended public school. He graduated from Fairmount College in Wichita, Kansas, in 1926 (now Wichita State University). He was a funeral director for more than 50 years in Hutchison and Wichita, Kansas, and spent the last 18 years with the Louis Memorial Chapel in Kansas City, retiring in 1985. He moved to Clinton in 1989, and has remained here until his death. He belonged to the Unity Church in Lee's Summit. He is survived by his wife Tootie, the former Berniece M. Kolstrup of the home; one daughter, Betty Lu Duncan of Mission Hills, Kansas; one sister, Elinor Heath of Palo Alto, California, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were on Saturday, April 26, at Vansant-Mills Chapel Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery, Fredonia, Kansas.

GARDNER, Arthur Lee "Art"
1931-1991
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Arthur Lee "Art" Gardner, 59, Harrisonville, died Sept. 16 at Ashland, Or. He was born Oct. 7, 1931 at Kansas City, the son of Lloyd J. and Edna Alma Thomas Gardner. At an early age, Mr. Gardner moved to the Garden City area with his family where he attended Highland and Creighton schools. He served two years In the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and was a member of the American Legion. On April 7, 1956, he was married to Elberta Marie Flanary Brown. He had been a truck driver for the Cass County Concrete Company, Tobin Construction Company and Kaw Transport. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 41. Mr. Gardner was a member of the First Baptist Church, Harrisonville. He was preceded In death by his parents. Survivors Include his wife, Elberta Gardner, of the home; two daughters, Linda Lou Gardner Dickey, Belton. and Linda Darlene Brown Davis, Archie; a sister, Barbara Brown, Dayton; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sept. 20, at the First Baptist Church. Harrisonville. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Harrisonville.

GARDNER, Beatrice "Bea" MOLDER
1930-2007
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2007 - Beatrice "Bea" Gardner, 76, Clinton died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be Friday, April 20, at Consalus Funeral Home with burial in Tebo Cemetery. She was born October 2, 1930, daughter of Homer and Bernice Kennedy Molder. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, J. D. and John; two sisters, Faye and Barbara. She is survived by one son Rodney Gardner and wife Kim; three daughters, Brenda Sell and husband Bob, Mary Winters and husband Mike, Connie Clancy and husband Bill; two brothers, Wayne and Virgil Molder; three sisters, Marie Stagner, Dixie Tarr, Bonnie Powers; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, plus numerous other relatives.

GARDNER, Boyce James
1933-2007
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 20 2007 - Boyce James Gardner, fourth child of Clarence and Mary Caroline Myers Gardner, was born May 13, 1933, in Appleton City and died July 25, 2007, at the University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia. Boyce grew up on the farm and later joined the United States Army during the Korean Conflict where he was stationed near Washington, D.C., and his unit guarded the President of the United States. After the service, he went to work in Kansas City for Pratt and Lambert Paint Company and later farmed in Bates County before moving in with his sister Lucille Paddock seven years ago. He had a great love for animals, especially his dogs and cats. He loved his parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his oldest sister and his brother and two brothers-in-law, Frank Paddock and Kenneth Cumpton. He is survived by his sister Lucille; two brothers, Clarence J. Gardner and wife Kay, Montrose, and Daniel Thomas Gardner, Kansas City; one sister-in-law Marva Lee Gardner of Raytown; six nieces, Joyce Kidwiler, Cindy Kagarice, Barbara Crook, Diane Ingram, Elizabeth Tesser and Jennifer Snethen; four nephews, Richard Cumpton, Leon Cumpton, Robert Gardner and Dale Neil, as well as a number of great-nephews and nieces and great-great-nephews and nieces. Graveside services were held August 4 at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GARDNER, Kenneth E.
1929-2006
Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Grain Valley, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 20 2006 - Kenneth E. Gardner, 77, Independence, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at his home. Funeral services were Monday, March 20, at Southland Baptist Church, Belton. Burial with military honors was in Jackson County Veteran's Field of Honor at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Grain Valley. Arrangements were by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, Grain Valley.

GARDNER, Margaret Janet
1934-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret J. Gardner, 63, Windsor, died Saturday morning, June 14, 1997, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. She was born March 10, 1934, in Windsor, the daughter of Roy Lee Gardner and Pearl (Beaman) Gardner. She worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for 32 years before her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include several cousins. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, June 17, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GARDNER, Martha Viola
1916-2001
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 4 2001 - Martha Viola Gardner, 84, Lowry City, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Clinton Healthcare Center, Clinton. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 5, at the Lowry City Cemetery.

GARDNER, Matilda Ann HICKS
1858-1927
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Matilda Ann Gardner died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. O. Null, on North Carter street at 5 p.m. Sunday, with kidney stones and complications. She had never been strong and since April had been constantly under the care of a physician. About ten days before her death, she became bedfast and suffered intensely until death came and released her. She was patient with it all and never murmured, displaying the sweetest Christian fortitude. Matilda Ann Hicks was born at Nashville, Tenn., May 13, 1858. She moved with her parents to Kentucky later, where she married William S. Gardner, February 3, 1876. Mr. Gardner died six years ago the 26th of this month. She had lived with Mrs. Null and Mrs. Chanslor since her husband's death. Four children were given to this union, three of whom survive: Luchion Gardner, Madeline, Cal.; Mrs. H. O. Null and Mrs. F. P. Chanslor, Clinton. Also one stepson, Elizia Gardner of California, whom she raised and gave the same loving care as she did their own children. She leaves just one granddaughter, Mrs. Silas Houk of Clinton, but her step-grandchildren had a warm place in her heart and they loved her as her home was always theirs. They are: George Wicks of Urich, and Jay Markle of Clinton; also two in California. Deceased was converted in her girlhood and united with the Baptist church, raising her children up to follow the Master. There was never a better woman than she, keeping her household in order, always devotedly caring for her children. She was gentle of spirit, patient and kind. Her fingers were ever busy, even in the last few years when her health was so poor, she delighted in crocheting, also piecing beautiful patchwork quilts, having many to testify of her industry. When she knew she was going, she called Rev. E. F. Hood, district Baptist evangelist, and told him how she wanted her funeral conducted, he having had charge of her husband's six years before. Her wishes were carried out and the funeral preached from the home of Mrs. Null, Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Combs cemetery.

GARDNER, Patricia L. "Patty" ALLEN
1945-2011
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 25 2011 - Patricia L. "Patty" Gardner, 66, Windsor, died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at her home in Windsor. She was born February 15, 1945, in Excelsior Springs. the daughter of John David Allen and Helen Marie (Britton) Allen. On July 20, 1979, in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Wayne Gardner, who survives of the home. Patty worked as a cook for the Windsor R-I School District for many years, retiring as head of food services for the district. She also worked for Wilson's Dairy Queen and sold ads for The Windsor Review in the Windsor, Clinton and Sedalia areas. While working at these jobs, she was also the bookkeeper for her family's business, W&P Sales and Salvage, working with her husband and sons. She enjoyed fishing and going to her children's and grandchildren's countless ball games. Patty was a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor, a member of the former Windsor Jaycees Wives, a member of the former PTA, a member and cofounder of the "Friends of The Park", the organization responsible for the Christmas lighting at the park and Downtown Windsor area. She was also a former member of the W.H.S. Booster Club and worked with the Windsor Cub Scouts as a den mother. In addition to her husband, Wayne, Patty is survived by three sons, Scott Williams, Keith Williams and Kevin Williams, all of Windsor; two stepdaughters, Kathy Tumlinson and Stephanie Gardner, both of Sedalia; two godsons, Aaron Ricker and A.J. Ricker; nine grandchildren; a brother, David Allen, Wood Heights; a sister, Jerrolyn Parker, Lee's Summit; several nieces and nephews and a close, very special friend, Angela Ricker and her husband, Tom, Houston, Texas. Memorial services will be Wednesday, July 27, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

GARDNER, Pearl BEAMAN
1907-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Pearl Gardner, 86, Windsor, died Saturday morning, August 14, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Gardner of the home and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, August 16, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GARDNER, Polly I. GAROUTTE EDMONDSON
1909-2000
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Mar 20 2000 - Polly I. Gardner, 90, Kansas City, formerly of Windsor, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at the Lee's Summit Hospital in Lee's Summit. She was born December 3, 1909, in Billings, the daughter of Charles Loney Garoutte and Mary Louisa (Blades) Garoutte. On May 4, 1929, she married Raymond Paul Edmondson, who preceded her in death on November 27, 1966. Then on December 1973, in Windsor, she married Russell Irvin Gardner, who preceded her in death on March 9, 1994. She worked as a clerk for Kroger's Grocery Store for 25 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Windsor, since 1922. Survivors Include a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Williams, Kansas City; two stepsons, Wayne Gardner, Windsor, and Dean Gardner, Raytown; three grandchildren, Daryl Edmondson, Sandra Merinsky, and Vivian Edmondson; seven step-grandchildren, Mindy, Mia, Matt, Kathy, Stephanie, Scott, Keith, Kevin; three great-grandchildren. Mattie. Mason, Samantha, Jonathan, Kattlin, Austin, Shelby, Devyn and Cheyanne and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Donald Edmondson; three brothers and two sisters. Graveside services will be Tuesday, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GARDNER, Russell Irvin
1908-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Russell I. Gardner, 85, of Windsor, died Wednesday, March 9, 1994, at Meadowbrook Manor nursing home in Clinton. He was born September 2, 1908 in Wilson Creek, Washington, the son of Robert M. Gardner and Mary Ann Clanin Gardner. On November 22, 1936, he married Dorothy Christine Botts, who preceded him in death November 28, 1972. On December 30, 1973, in Windsor, he married Polly I. Garoutte Edmondson, who survives of the home. Mr. Gardner worked for the United States Postal Service in Windsor as a mail carrier for over 26 years before retiring in 1974. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Wayne Gardner, Windsor, Dean Gardner, Raytown; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren, also one niece, Margaret Gardner. Funeral services will be Friday, March 11, 1994 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GAREY, Elvin Lee
1928-2005
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 28 2005 - Elvin Lee Garey, 76, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died Friday, February 25, 2005, at a nursing center there. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Consalus Funeral Home-Urich. Burial will be in Urich Cemetery. He was born August 31, 1928, at Appleton City, son of John Raymond and Pearl Violet Schell Garey. He married the former Martha Fae Hargrave and she died February 3, 2005. He had worked as a truck driver and was a farmer. His parents; two sons, Dennis and Kenneth, and two brothers also preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughter Joyce Thrower, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Bernice Garey, and a daughter-in-law, Sheryl Garey.

GAREY, Kenneth Wayne
1947-2004
Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont, Gaston Co, NC
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 26 2004 - Kenneth Wayne Garey, 57, Gastonia, died July 1, 2004, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Clinton, son of Elvin and Martha Garey, both of Oklahoma City. Graveside services were Tuesday, at Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont. Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Garey retired from the United States, Coast Guard September 1, 1986, and worked for Outdoor Lifestyles in Stanley. He graduated from Sherwood High School in Urich, from City College in Chicago, Illinois, and Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina. While in the Coast Guard he was the recipient of multiple service decorations and held numerous technical degrees. He was a member of Urich Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Mildred Sudduth Garey; two sons, Kenney Garey of Gastonia and Dennis Garey of Kings Mountain; a sister, Joyce Thrower of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Megan Garey of Kings Mountain; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis G. Garey.

GAREY, Leo Raymond
1919-1993
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leo Raymond Garey of Fresno, Ca., was born February 4, 1919 near Appleton City, the son of John Raymond and Pearl Violet (Schell) Garey. He departed this life September 4, 1993 at Nancy Hinds Hospice Home, Fresno, Ca. at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 29 days. Leo was united in marriage to Margaret Berniece Gregg on May 7, 1939 in Appleton City. Leo owned and operated Leo Garey Truck Line in Fresno, Ca. and earlier in Clinton until his retirement in 1988. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and member of Clovis Christian Church and Clovis Masonic Lodge 417 AF&AM, both in Clovis, Ca. Leo had lived in Clinton before moving to Fresno in 1953. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Dwight Lee Garey. He is survived by his wife Berniece Garey of the home; two sons, Duane Garey, Fresno, Ca., Troy Garey, Loleta, Ca.; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson; two brothers, Clifford Garey, Sun City, Az., Elvin Garey, Urich; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Friday, September 10, 1993 at Dickey Chapel, Garden City. Burial was in Garden City Cemetery.

GAREY, Martha Fae HARGRAVE
1927-2005
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 7 2005 - Martha Garey, 77, died Thursday, February 3, 2005, at Integris Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2 p.m. at Consalus Funeral Home, Urich, with burial in Urich Cemetery. She was born in Urich September 2, 1927, daughter of Joseph "Mack" and Mary Stevens Hargrave. She worked at AT&T in the telephone equipment-manufacturing department. She was a member of the Urich Baptist Church. Her parents and two sons, Dennis and Kenneth, preceded her in death. Surviving are husband Elvin Garey of the home; daughter Joyce Thrower, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; sisters Mary Jo Greufe and husband Don, Urich, Nora Jean Ingham and husband Herbert, Blue Springs; daughter-in-law Sheryl Garey; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

GARLAND, Bernis Richard
1904-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bernis R. Garland, 87, Windsor, died Thursday evening, July 2, 1992 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born August 4, 1904 in Santiago (Benton County), Mo., the son of Charles Cordious Garland and Lefie Nash Garland. He was married May 30, 1941 in Windsor to Jewell Delora Renfro, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mr. Garland worked as a bus mechanic for the Raytown School District from 1955 until his retirement in 1967. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Windsor, where he held the position of Deacon Emeritus and was a member of the Men's Bible Class. In addition to his wife, Mr. Garland is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Sunday, July 5, 1992, at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GARLAND, Ida Langston GASH
1859-1927
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thursday, Feb 3 1927 - Ida Langston Gash was born July 4, 1859, on the Big Weaubleau in St. Clair county. She was the daughter of Woodfin and Lucy Jane Gash and moved to Benton county with her parents in 1866. In 1876 she was united in marriage to Joseph Garland, who died in 1878. Mrs. Garland then attended Normal School for three years and for sixteen years thereafter taught the schools of Benton and Pettis counties. About 1880 she united with Hayden Grove Christian church. There are few in this community who had known the deceased from her early childhood and they speak in appreciation of her loyalty to her parents, her only brother during their life time and of her consecration as a teacher and christian woman. Funeral services were held at the Windsor Christian church Friday afternoon by the pastor Rev. Chester Crabtree, and interment was made in Laurel Oak cemetery.

GARLAND, Mary E. COFFEY
1890-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary E. Garland, 101 Lincoln, formerly of Windsor, died Monday, March 23, 1992 at the Community Nursing Home in Lincoln. She was born September 1, 1890 in Benton County, daughter of Joseph Henry Coffey and Margaret Johnston Coffey. She was married October 6, 1963 in Warsaw to William L. Garland, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Windsor First Christian Church. Survivors include a nephew, Gerald Garland of Windsor, and a brother-in-law, Bernis Garland, also of Windsor. Graveside services will be Wednesday at the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

GARLAND, Richard C.
1827-1905
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 11 1905 - Richard C. Garland of Brownington died of pneumonia on the morning of Feb. 4, 1905. He was born in Kentucky, January 10, 1827 and came to Missouri when young. His father lived and died in Benton County. In December, 1846, Richard C. Garland was married to Miss Frances Edwards and for over 68 years they traveled life's pathways together, each becoming more dear to the other as the curtains were drawn about the evening of life. He has gone to his rest, while she remains to mourn his loss. Six daughters - all living and all married: Rowena, widow of Alex Witherspoon, near Gaines; Melina, wife of I. N. Denham of Brownington; Ellen, wife of J. M. Hudson of Windsor; Emma, wife of John Parks, near Coal; Mary, wife of R. W. T. Browning of Cement, Oklahoma; and Alice, wife of attorney C. I. Davis of Clinton. He was a member of the Baptist church for more than forty years and a deacon for many years. The hospitality of his home was shared alike by rich and poor. He lived to bless mankind and died to live again. No storm cloud could change his sunshine to shadow - a short while ago his house was burned. He simply smiled and said "It might have been worse". Mr. Garland was a successful farmer and dealer in stock. He commenced in early life in Henry county without capital and at his death possessed 6 excellent farms, besides grazing lands, and his beautiful town residence. But he left to his posterity the greatest of all bequests, the example to an upright and honorable life, of industry and economy, which led to the accumulation of wealth, and greatest and most blessed of all, an untarnished and lovely Christian character.

GARNER, Patricia M. MURPHY
1922-2008
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 14 2008 - Patricia M. Garner, 86, Bennington, Vermont, died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at her home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 16, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in the Mullin Cemetery, Urich. Patricia was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, the daughter of Hugh Murphy and Mary Hattie (Martin) Murphy. She married Bertis (Bill) M. Garner and they managed a ranch in Freeman where they raised Black Angus cattle. Following retirement, they moved to the Lake of the Ozarks. After Bill died on December 30, 1988, she moved to Bennington, Vermont, to be closer to her daughter's family. She was also preceded in death by one son Ronald B. Garner. She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Yorke and husband Harvey, of Bennington, Vermont; five grandchildren, Ron Garner II, Carrie Garner and Shawna Garner, all of Kansas City, Kansas, Jeremy Yorke and wife Nicole Matte of Hoosick Falls, New York and Nathan Yorke and wife Nichole of Detroit, Michigan; six great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jordan Matte-Yorke, Emma and Elijah Yorke and Chase and Garrett Garner, as well as three step-great-grandchildren, Zach, Chloe and Joel Cholette.

GARNETT, Lena Nora WEBER
1908-2001
New Hope Cemetery, Marion, Cole Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2001 - Lena Nora Garnett was born in Jefferson City June 22, 1908. The daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Martha Jones Weber, she died July 23, 2001, at the Briarcliff Nursing Home, Alabaster, Alabama, at the age of 93 years. She was educated in the Cole County Schools and was married to Ruben D. Garnett by the late Rev. R. L. Hood at California, Missouri, on September 7, 1927. To this union, one son was born, Ruben D. Garnett, Jr. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. She taught Sunday School for 20 years, was a past president of the WMU and an association officer of Training Union. She was a 60-year member of Clinton Chapter #73 Order of the Eastern Star, a Past Matron and District Deputy Grand Matron. She has lived in this area since 1969, moving here from Lee's Summit. She lived in Clinton before moving to Birmingham, Alabama, eight years ago. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ruben. She is survived by her son, Ruben D. Garnett, Jr. and wife, Peggy, Birmingham, Alabama. Graveside services and burial were held in the New Hope Cemetery, Centertown, on Thursday, July 26.

GARNETT, Ruben Dewey
1904-1994
New Hope Cemetery, Marion, Cole Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ruben Dewey Garnett Sr., 90, 1406 Hummingbird Drive. Clinton, died Saturday, September 3, 1994, at his home. He was born in Marion, Missouri, February 9, 1904, the son of Loyd and Laura Baushausen Garnett. He was educated in the Cole County Schools and was married to Lena Weber by the late Rev. R.L. Hood at California. Missouri, September 7, 1927. To this union one son was born, Ruben D. Garnett. Jr. He was employed at the Pratt-Whittney plant in Kansas City, as instructor in their training schools, until the plant closed. Then he was employed at Sam Mulkey Farm Elevator Plant as general superintendent in Lee's Summit for 17 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. He was superintendent of Sunday school for 10 years, a member of Clinton Lodge No. 584 A.F. and A.M., also a member of Clinton Chapter No. 73 Order of Eastern Star and a Past Patron. He has lived in this area since 1969. moving here from Lee's Summit. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lena of the home; one son, Ruben D. Garnett, Jr., and wife, Peggy, of Birmingham, Alabama; and one brother. Lee Garnett, Raytown, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, September 7. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery, Marion, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

GAROUTTE, Fred N.
1913-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fred N. Garoutte, 83, Dumas, Texas, died Sunday, February 16, 1997, at his home. He was born February 18, 1913, in Christian County, the son of Charles Loney Garoutte and Mary Louisa (Blades) Garoutte. On January 13, 1934, in Clinton, he married Ola Kroos, who survives of the home. Mr. Garoutte was raised in the Windsor area and moved to Dumas in 1960. He was a carpenter for the Phillips Petroleum Company, before his retirement and was a member of the First Christian Church in Dumas. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jean Moore, Plainview, Texas, and Janet Beaston, Marland, Oklahoma; a sister, Polly Gardner, Lee's Summit; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carol Aderholt in 1995. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 19, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GAROUTTE, Ola KROOS
1915-1997
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ola (Kroos) Garoutte, 82, Dumas, Texas, died Saturday, August 30, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in Dumas. She was born June 1, 1915, in Benton County. On January 13, 1934, in Clinton, she married Fred N. Garoutte, who preceded her in death February 16, 1997. Mrs. Garoutte was a retired beautician and a member of the First Christian Church, Dumas, Texas. Survivors include two daughters, Jean Moore, Amarillo, Texas, and Janet Beaston, Marland, Oklahoma; a sister, Lorraine McQueen, Windsor; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 3, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GARREN, Eula Mae BOHRN
1906-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eula Mae Garren was born September 4, 1906, in Camdenton, the daughter of Charles and Lovella Leonare Bohrn. She died on September 27, 1994, in Butler, at the age of 88. She was married to Arthur Garren who preceded her in death. To this marriage was born four sons and four daughters. Two sons, Charles and Leroy preceded her in death. Two sons and four daughters survive, Arthur Garren of Lamar, William Garren of Arizona, Eathyl Green of Windsor, Virginia Bedore of Arizona, Hazel East of Coal, and Shirley Bluebaugh. Also surviving are 25 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel on October 1. Grandsons, Douglas Garren, Douglas Garren, Jr., Same Stephens, Bryan Tennal, Joey Garren and Jason Garren, served as pall bearers for burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

GARREN, Leo R.
1954-2011
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 9 2011 - Leo R. Garren, 57, Windsor, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. He was born March 18, 1954, in Clinton, the son of Eathyl Mae (Garren) Green. He worked at the former Windsor Resthaven Nursing Home and at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for several years. He also worked at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton for over 10 years and had served in the Army National Guard. Survivors include his mother Eathyl Green, Windsor; a son Benjamin Garren, Windsor; two brothers, Charles A. Garren, Windsor, and Douglas Garren, Leeton; three sisters, Beverly Guess and Leslie Stephens, both of Clinton, Cindy Schroeder, Windsor; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, May 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be at a later date.

GARRETT, Ann Tandy PERRY
1828-1898
Sardis North Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Nov 3 1898 - Mrs. Ann T. Garrett died at the residence of John W. Russell, six miles northwest of town, yesterday morning at four o'clock. She has been in poor heath a long time, and in August, Broke up housekeeping and went to live with her daughters. A complication of troubles finally terminated in dropsy, which was the case of her death. She was buried today at Sardis church, 11 miles west of town. Mrs. Garrett was a native of Kentucky and came to Missouri with her parents as a girl in the early 40s. She was married to J. W. Garrett, who was also raised in the High Point neighborhood and who preceded her to the other shore about 16 years ago. At the time of her death she was 70 years of age and she leaves one son and five daughters to mourn her death. They are: W. A. Garrett, Mrs. D. L. Sutherland, Mrs. J. W. Russell, Mrs. H. J. Douglas and Misses Emma and Anna Garrett.

GARRETT, Charles Leonard
1905-1991
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles Leonard Garrett, 85, Latour, died Sept. 20, at his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1905, near Latour, the son of Eliza Anderson and Bertha Blanche Wert Garrett. Mr. Garrett lived his entire life in this area and graduated from Garden City High School. On Jan. 22, 1929, he was married at Harrisonville, to Zelda Virginia Stevens. Mr. Garrett has been a stockman and was an insurance agent for many years. He was a member of the Garden City Baptist Church for more than 65 years and served as a deacon for many years. He served as judge of the Cass County Court's South District for three terms from 1965 until 1972. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, who died in 1988; two infant sons; and three brothers, Raymond Garrett, Arthur Garrett and John Garrett. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Sept. 22 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Garden City Cemetery.

GARRETT, Denisa Jane MICHAEL
1851-1936
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. James Garrett, after a continuous residence in Clinton of 54 years, died at her home, 615 South Orchard street, at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, after a short illness. Intense suffering marked her last days with her family, but she passed peacefully with three of her children beside her. All of her children and two grandchildren spent Mother's Day with Mrs. Garrett just two weeks ago Sunday, and left her in happy spirits and in her usual health. The memory of that beautiful day together will be a comforting memory to her family. Denisa Jane Michael was born February 26, 1851, in Sullivan Co., Mo., the daughter of Jonathan A. and Sarah Michael. When she was 11 years of age her mother died and she, with the fortitude of her pioneer mother, assumed the home making responsibilities of the family and reared her younger brother and sister. Her father was a progressive farmer and local judge, whose duties often took him from home, and the stories of young Denisa's management are interesting tales she has passed on to her children. Among them is her experience with a coal oil lamp, the first in the community, which she tried to light by turning the wick up very high. She lived as a girl thru the stirring pre-civil war days when rural schools were of but three months duration, but she had an alert and inquiring mind and acquired more knowledge than many a school room trained woman can boast. On the Friday before her death she discussed the Townsend Bill with Mrs. Morgan, who had arrived the day before to help care for her mother. October 1, 1868, Denisa Jane Michael and James Garrett, a neighbor boy, were married and the first years of their married life were spent near her old home, where the three older children were born. Later they moved to Paducah, Ky., where the three youngest children were born. In 1882 their son, Irving, died and was buried at Paducah, and the same year they moved to Missouri, spending a short time on a farm north of Deepwater, then moving to part of the Owen land which was across from the entrance gates to the old Owen home site, where they spent some years. They moved to town when Mr. Garrett went into the coal business with James Sheldon and for 30 years they occupied the present home. April 17, 1927, her husband preceded her in death and last year a second son died, leaving four children surviving, Mrs. Sarah Whitecotton and Lawrence of the home; James Albert of Frederick, Okla., and Mrs. Jennie M. Morgan of Walters, Okla., and 10 grandchildren. Early in life Mrs. Garrett joined the Christian church and ever remained a faithful member. Thru her entire life she closely followed the precepts of her Master - doing all the good she could. The hungry were never turned from her door and in homes where sickness and death entered she could be found. The feebleness of advanced age kept her close to her home of late years but her keen interest in nature and her love for her friends and flowers filled her days. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Home. Pall bearers were Spanish-American War Veterans as follows: Dean Keyes, A. H. Harris, Joe Powell, John Westerman, Ben Holcomb and Carter Cannan. Her son, James Albert, and Mr. Morgan, her son-in-law, were veterans of this conflict. Her husband was a veteran of the war between the states.

GARRETT, Edward Everett
1859-1899
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - As the fingers of time were marking the closing hours of Saturday, September 16, 1899, the angel of death came and touched the brow of Edward Emmett Garrett and he was healed. E. E. Garrett was born near Lewis Station, Henry County, May 28, 1859. He was the youngest son of Robt. J. Garrett and wife, pioneers of Henry County. His father was killed at Lone Jack during the Civil War. Afterwards, his mother was married to Howell Lewis, the founder of Lewis Station. He has two brothers living, R. H. of near Calhoun, and W. A., who now lives near Dayton in Cass County. May 28, 1883, he married Miss Emma T. Thornton of Vernon County and they had two daughters, one is now 14 and the other 9. Early in life, he began the occupation of school teacher and followed that career until his health would not permit it any longer. His last school was at Huntingdale where he had taught three years. It was thought best to go to some other climate, so in June last he went to Rocky Ford, Colorado where he grew steadily worse. He returned home and not long after, the summons of death called him to come up higher where he now remains at rest.

GARRETT, Elizabeth V. BRAMELL
1922-2001
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 25 2001 - Elizabeth V. Bramell Garrett was born June 9, 1922, in Warrensburg, daughter of Ferdinand and Edna Campbell Bramell. She died June 14, 2001, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She married Robert M. Garrett on January 30, 1937, in Clinton. She had worked for Sears and Roebuck. She was a member of the Clinton First Baptist Church and the Homemakers Sunday School Class. She was a Sunday School teacher and also taught Bible class. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; one daughter, Madeline Kay Garrett Downing, and one sister, Margaret Bramell, who died in childhood. Survivors include two sons, Paul Garrett and wife, Patti, Olathe, Kansas, and Robert Garrett, Jr. and wife, Carolyn, Clinton; one daughter, Margaret Allee and husband, Wilson, Blue Springs; one son-in-law, Robert Downing, Harrisonville; two sisters, Maybelle Stone and husband, Harry, Clinton, and Nadine Johansen, Tipton; grandchildren, Pamela and Rick Otis, Douglas and Lori Allee, Penny and Tommy Armstrong, Rob and Shannon Downing, Todd Downing; great-grandchildren, Dirk, Jillian, Lindsay, Ryan, Megan, Delaney, Madison, Abigal, and two nephews. Graveside services were held June 18 at Englewood Cemetery.

GARRETT, Elsie HARRELSON
1917-2006
Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Gillette, Campbell Co, WY
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 19 2006 - Funeral services for Elsie Garrett of Gillette, Wyoming, will be held Wednesday, September 20, at the Antelope Valley Baptist Church. Internment will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. She died on Saturday, September 16, 2006, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home of natural causes. She was born the daughter of Otis and Nancy (Beeler) Harrelson on July 3, 1917, in Clinton. She was raised and educated in Clinton. She married Ellis Ross Garret on August 22, 1936, in Clinton. They purchased a home in Clinton when their daughter was an infant and she resided in that same home for over 60 years. She served as a leader for Blue Birds and Campfire Girls. She worked at Mattingly's Dime Store. It was here that she earned her name as the "Candy Lady" for her work behind the candy counter. She then went to work at Westwood Nursing Home as a cleaning lady. In 2000, she moved to Gillette to live with her daughter. In 2003, she began residing in Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Northeast Baptist Church of Clinton teaching Sunday School and Training Union for many years. She is a current member of the Antelope Valley Baptist Church in Gillette. She is survived by her daughter Dixie Turner and her husband Lanny; grandson Tim Turner, Omaha, Nebraska; grandson-in-law Jon, Butte, Montana; sister Ann Johnson and her husband Scott, Clinton; three great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Colton and Ashley; numerous great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, Raymond, James, Tom, George, infant sister Betty, and granddaughter Debbie.

GARRETT, Hugh
1851-1890
Pollock Cemetery, Sullivan Co, MO
Sullivan Co, MO - Mr. Hugh Garrett died of consumption July 25, 1890. He came to Sullivan County as a youth, with his parents from Ohio. 1878 he married Martha Halliburton. He was in his fortieth year. (Note: Hugh Garrett is the brother of James Garrett of Clinton, MO)

GARRETT, Jack H.
1947-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jack H. Garrett, 45, St. Louis, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 1993, in St. Louis. He was born April 12, 1947 in Lafayette County, the son of Roy B. and Edith (Broyles) Garrett. He was a 1965 graduate and valedictorian of Kingsville High School, Kingsville, and lived in Miami, Florida before moving to St. Louis five years ago. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1969. Mr. Garrett was a computer technician for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Miami, Florida and recently for Williams Telecommunications Company in Chesterfield, Mo. He was a member of MENSA. He leaves his mother, Edith Farnsworth, Holden; one brother, Jerry R. Garrett, Columbia; one sister, Joyce McCoy, Holden and several nieces and nephews. Following cremation the family held a memorial service Saturday, March 13, 1993 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden.

GARRETT, James
1846-1927
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Civil War Veteran Passes To His Reward - James Garrett died at 11:45 Sunday night at his home, 615 South Orchard street. He suffered a stroke of paralysis last Friday and never regained consciousness. James Garrett was born January 2, 1846, at Moscow, Clermont county, Ohio, and lived there until he was 11 years old when he came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Garrett to Missouri and located at Kidville, Sullivan county, in 1857, where his father, T. H. Garrett, was appointed postmaster for a term of four years and afterwards moved to a farm. Deceased enlisted in the Civil war in October, 1861, Company G, 23rd regiment of Missouri and served four years under General Sherman, and was mustered out of service in January, 1865, at Savannah, Ga. Deceased was united in marriage, October 1, 1868, to Jane Michael, at Pollock, MO. To this union, six children were born. One child died in 1880. Those living are: Mrs. A. J. Whitecotton, L. E. Garrett and C. W. Garrett, all of Clinton; J. A. Garrett, Fredrick, Okla.; Mrs. M. G. Morgan, Enid, Okla. They also raised his nephew, T. H. Garrett, Clinton, who came to them at 4 years old. James Garrett and family, on March 5th, 1882, moved to Clinton, where they have lived ever since. Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jane Garrett, five children, one brother, William Garrett, Winslow, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. All children came home during his fatal illness which was the first time all had been together in 23 years. He was a member of the Christian church here, having first joined that denomination at Pollock, MO., in 1868. About three weeks before his death he asked his daughter, Mrs. Whitecotten to write a brief sketch of his life before he had the paralytic stroke, at which time he was feeling fine and in the best of health. The funeral will be held at the house Wednesday afternoon. Burial at Englewood.

GARRETT, James Sims "Doc" DDS
1931-2005
Holden Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2005 - Dr. James S. "Doc" Garrett, DDS, Col., USAR, Ret., 73, Holden and formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, died Friday, October 7, 2005 at his home. He was born October 18, 1931, the son of James Corbett Garrett and Cecil Montgomery Sims Garrett in Pea Ridge, Arkansas. On February 4, 1955, he married Helen I. Anderson. He was a member and past president of the Haun Dawg Shrine Club, also an avid trapshooter being a lifetime member of the Missouri State Trapshooters Association serving as past president and a lifetime member of the American Trapshooters Association and a member and past president of Holden Gun Club. He was a member of Holden Masonic Lodge, Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City and the American Legion. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and over 20 years in the Army Reserves serving as commander from January 1986 to May 1989, retiring in October 1991 at the rank of Colonel and a life member of the Reserve Officers Association. Prior to attending dental school he worked on the Santa Fe Railroad as brakeman and conductor. After graduating from UMKC School of Dentistry in May 1961, he practiced dentistry in Holden from August 1961 to November 1991 and was a member of the American Dental Association and the Kansas City Dental Association. He is survived by his wife Helen of the home; two daughters, Pamela Sue Lukenbill and husband Jeffery of Creighton and Jamie Leigh Schlotzhauer, Harrisonville; four grandchildren, Derek James Schlotzhauer, Austin Garrett Schlotzhauer, Garrett Corbett Allen Lukenbill and Devon M. Lukenbill and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 11, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial will be in Holden Cemetery.

GARRETT, Johnathan Wesley
1896-1976
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Johnathan Wesley Garrett was born in Coal on May 25, 1896, the son of Elmer Ross Garrett and Delia Ellis Duden Garrett. He died at his home, north of Clinton, February 19, 1976. He was married to Mary Alice Bowser, September 6, 1916 and to this union a daughter, now Mrs. Henry (Margaret) Boehler, was born. Mr. Garrett was a miller at the Larabie Mill in Clinton for 39 years. He later moved to the farm where he was active several years.

GARRETT, Mary Alice BOWSER
1897-1979
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mary Alice Garrett, 82, Clinton, died January 25, 1979, at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born in Bolivar, MO, July 2, 1897, to John and Nancy (Murphy) Bowser. She married J. W. Garrett September 6, 1916. Mrs. Garrett had lived in the Clinton area and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. She leaves her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Boehler, son-in-law, Henry N. Boehler and seven grandchildren: Mary Alice Anstine, Nancy Sue Eck, Betty Lou Bernard, Margaret Ann Eck, Barbara Kay Prenger, Henry G. (Bud) and Fred Boehler. Services were held January 27, 1979, with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

GARRETT, Nettie Ann HURST HUSTON
1873-1943
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Thurs, Apr 22 1943 - Nettie Ann Hurst was born May 17, 1873, in California, Missouri, and passed away at Windsor, Missouri, April 17, 1943, at the age of 69 years and 11 months. On April 2, 1891, she was united in marriage to William A. Huston, who died 26 years ago on April 7th. To this union were born the following children, Edgar Huston, Kansas City; Edith Lea, Macks Creek; Mrs. Elda Dowell, Windsor; Mrs. Fanny Jackson, Louisburg, and Mrs. Lela Hart, Kansas City. On March 28, 1939, she was united in marriage to W. E. Garrett and for the past two years they have made their home in Windsor. Besides her husband and five children, she leaves nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also three brothers, Ernest Hurst Kansas City, Charley Hurst and Alfred Hurst, Climax Springs; and two sisters, Mrs. R. H. Eidson of Climax Springs, and Elmer Ashmore of Colorado. Funeral services were held at the Windsor Baptist Church. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GARRETT, Robert Loyd
1946-2005
Olive Branch Cemetery, Montevallo, Vernon Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 2005 - Robert Loyd Garrett, 59, Lowry City and formerly of Sheldon, died Sunday, December 4, 2005, in Sheldon. He was born August 19, 1946, in Sheldon, to Lawrence L. "Pete" Garrett and Clara Louise Karhoff Garrett. He married Erma Wall October 23, 1981, in Nevada and she survives of the home. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nevada; Fraternal Order of Eagles 3667, Clinton, and Teamsters Local 41 in Kansas City. He worked in trucking for 35 years, retiring from Buford Trucking, Kansas City, in 2001 He lived in Grain Valley for 18 years before moving to Lowry City in 2002 where he lived the remainder of his life. Survivors in addition to his wife Erma of the home, are two daughters, Tannina Garrett, Kansas City, Bobbi Jean Bowling and her husband Calvin, Wellington; one son Eddie Nimmo, Buffalo; one brother Leonard Garrett, Lowry City; three sisters, Linda Conrad, Mary Buckner and Martha Byram, all of Sheldon, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Marshall, Mike and David. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 8, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Milo.

GARRETT, Robert M.
1917-1992
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Garrett, 75, 525 South Carter Street, died Wednesday, December 23, at Golden Valley Hospital. - Robert M. Garrett was born in Henry County December 21, 1917, the son of Thomas Harvey Garrett and Grace Raines Garrett. He passed away at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton December 23, 1992 at the age of 75 years and two days. Robert was married to Elizabeth Bramell January 30, 1937 by the Reverend C. A. Butler of the First Baptist Church in Clinton. To this union four children were born. As the family extended they were blessed by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was a veteran of World War II serving with pride in the Navy on a transport ship in the Pacific area. Following his discharge from the Navy, he returned to his job with the Kroger Grocery in Clinton. In 1951 he and Elizabeth purchased the Country Store in Ladue and made many life long friends in that area of the county. They sold the store in 1959 and moved back to Clinton where he built their present home. He was employed by the Jones Refrigeration Co. and also had a contract with the MKT Railroad to clean debris from the coal cars at the Montrose station until his retirement. His hobbies were gardening and fishing and he shared his produce with their many friends. But hunting and fishing were his great love, he shared it with his sons, sons-in-law, and grandsons, teaching them his style, strengthening the bonds between them and making them competitors. His pride and joy in his later years were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Complications from heart surgery in 1989 caused his failing health. After three months in St. Luke's Hospital, he and Elizabeth returned to their home and were enlisted in the home health program in Henry County. Kim McDowell was assigned as his nurse and also became a wonderful friend. With her care and the program itself, Robert was able to stay in his home until his death. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Robert Jr., Clinton, Paul, Olathe, Ks.; two daughters, Margaret Allee, Blue Springs, and Kay Downing of Harrisonville, and the above mentioned grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Robert was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 26, 1992 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GARRETT, Robert M. Jr.
1938-2017
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Robert M. Garrett Jr., age 79 years of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Services will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Interment will be at Vansant Road Cemetery. Robert M. Garrett Jr. was born July 18, 1938 to Robert and Elizabeth Bramell Garrett in Clinton, Mo. He was married to Carolyn McKeaigg on September 27, 1963. He was a graduate of Clinton High School. He was a was a member of the LaDue Christian Church where he was deacon and served as the Church treasurer. Junior served in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1963. After returning to Clinton he was a self-employed carpet layer for over 40 years. He loved to hunt and fish, work in his garden and with his flowers. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn, a sister Margaret Allee, one brother Paul Garrett, one aunt Nadine Johansen, two cousins David and Dale Johansen and a host of nieces and nephews and family. He was proceeded in death by his parents and a sister, Kay Downing.

GARRETT, Sarah McCLAIN
1826-1888
Sullivan Co, MO, Jun 8 1888 - Mrs. Garrett, wife of Thomas Harvey Garrett of Jackson Twp. died last Thursday, the 31st of May. She was about sixty years of age. She came with her husband and sons, James, William, Hugh and Jesse to Sullivan county before 1860 from Clermont County Ohio. (Note: Sarah Garrett is the mother of James Garrett of Clinton, MO)

GARRISON, Bessie BARNES
1912-2005
Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2005 - Bessie B. Garrison, 92, Raymore, formerly of Osceola, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Raymore Health Care. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Homer; two daughters, Judith and David Reinsel and Janice Kerley of Raymore; daughter-in-law, Pat Garrison; a brother Roy Barnes and wife Nellie, Osceola; one sister, Amy Cleveland, Osceola; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 16, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with burial in Bear Creek Cemetery.

GARRISON, Edna FRIEND
1848-1893
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 21 1893 - In memory of Mrs. Edna Garrison, whose warfare closed in victory and in faithful endurance to the end, which came as though it was nightfall, when it was just between the break of day and the rising of the sun, on the morning of October 10, 1893, at her home three miles southeast of Lewis, with consumption. Born May 10, 1848, daughter of Jonathan and Mary A. Friend, in the state of Illinois. United in marriage to Milton Garrison July 21, 1870 in Iowa and came to Missouri the following year and settled near Lewis Station. Two children, both sons, now about grown. She professed religion when about 18 and joined the M.E. South Church and united at Drake's Chapel, afterwards removing her membership to Bronaugh and here it remained till her death. It is a source of comfort to those who loved her so well to know that her last days were soothed by constant, unremitted care and attention of a devoted husband and loving children and willing friends. A large funeral procession to Lewis Cemetery.

GARRISON, Gary Lane
1953-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 26 2004 - Gary Garrison, 50, rural Waverly, died Friday, January 23, 2004 at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 28, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. He was born July 2, 1953, in Celt, Missouri, the son of Amos Garrison and Chloree Williams Garrison. He was married June 8, 1981, to Donna Martin, who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline and Lafayette counties most of his life. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was a housekeeper at Kelling Clinic and Apple Ridge Care Center, Waverly. He was preceded in death by his father. He is also survived by one son, Christopher Alan Garrison, of the home; one daughter, Jennifer Kay Garrison, Waverly; his mother, Chloree Garrison, Buckner; one sister, Shirley Dieckhoff, Independence; one brother, Larry Garrison, Clinton; several nieces and nephews.

GARRISON, Joseph Cleveland
1885-1953
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry County Democrat, Sep 10 1953 - Garrison Rites Held Saturday - Funeral services for Joseph Cleveland Garrison were held at the Urich Baptist Church September 5th. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery. - Joseph Cleveland Garrison, fourth child of Robert A. and Susan Shelton Garrison was born April 18, 1885 in Cooke County, Tenn. Departed this life at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 3, 1953. Except for a few short years he had lived in Henry County, coming to Urich with his stepmother, Mrs. Mary Garrison in 1923. He united with the Hickory Grove Baptist church at an early age, and retained his membership there until the church disbanded several years ago. Mr. Garrison was united in marriage to Lulu Mae Overbey and to this union one daughter was born Reppie Joe. He leaves to mourn his passing besides the wife and daughter, three sisters, Mrs. Ida McIntire of Blairstown, Mo., Mrs. Edith Immer of Clinton, Mrs. Bertha Ridge, Modesto, Calif., two brothers, Robt. L. of Holden, Mo., and Harry E. of Adrian, Mo., son-in-law, Chas. L. Goodman of Kansas City, a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Mr. Garrison enjoyed the friendship of a wide circle of friends. He was a kind husband and father, who loved his home and in which he found his greatest pleasure and contentment.

GARRISON, Lulu Mae OVERBEY
1907-1994
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lulu Mae (Overbey) Garrison, 86, died Monday, August 15, at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville. Born in Urich on December 19, 1907, of parents Dick R. Overbey and Lula May Wise, Lulu Mae was the only survivor of a twin birth which also took the life of her mother. Raised by grandparents, she worked for a variety of businesses in Urich, including several grocery stores. She married Joseph C. Garrison in 1926, who worked as a mechanic. After his death in 1953, she lived with her daughter and son-in-law in Kansas City where she worked as a sales associate for a photography studio, for Robinson's at Truman Corners in Grandview, and later for Worth's. Before her retirement, Mrs. Garrison taught for the Ruskin Heights Baptist Preschool in South Kansas City. She was a charter member of Ruskin Heights Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school classes. She is survived by her daughter, Reppie Jo Goodman, Urich; two grandsons, Garrison Kevin Goodman, Westwood, Kansas, Philip Joseph Goodman, Urich, and one granddaughter, Regina Gail Burt, Kansas City, and two great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Cynthia Burt. Funeral services were Wednesday, August 17 at Consalus Chapel, Urich. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

GARRISON, Mary Elizabeth WILLING
1862-1934
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
The spirit of Mary Elizebeth Garrison departed it`s earthly tabernacle Sunday night, April 15, 1934, from her home in Urich, Mo. She had been in frail health from kidney trouble and complications for about a year. On Tuesday before her death she became critically ill and suffered intensely until the summons came. All her children were with her during the last few days. Mrs. Garrison`s maiden name was Mary Elizebeth Willing. She was born near Morristown Tennessee, April 4, 1862. She was united in marriage to Robert A. Garrison, Oct. 24, 1888, after which they came to Missouri and she has been a resident of this state ever since. For a number she resided in the Huntingdale neighborhood. Four children blessed this union, two daughters and two sons. She was also a real mother to the four children of the husband by a previous marriage. Her husband preceded her in death fourteen years ago. She leaves to grieve for her, three children, Mrs. Geo. Ridge of near Archie, Mo.; Mrs. Homer Immer, north of Clinton, Mo. and Harry Garrison of Kansas City, Mo. One son, David, died in camp during the World War. She also leaves three step-children - Mrs. Omer McIntire of Norris, Mo., Bob Garrison near Huntingdale, Mo., and Joe Garrison, near the home in Urich, Mo. One step-son, Charley Garrison, died several years ago. There are thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A brother, Coughy Willing, of Florida, and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Jones, of West Virginia, also survive, Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday. The body was taken to the Paul cemetery, near Huntingdale, Mo, for burial. Grandsons acted as pall bearers and were: Bob McIntire, Leo and Jake Immer, Clyde Palmer, Jim Hargrave and Harold Jordon. The flower girls, granddaughters, were: Miss Virginia Ridge, Mrs. Jim Hargrave, Mrs. Clyde Palmer, and Mrs. Harold Jordon.

GARRISON, Ruby
1914-2005
Bear Creek/Mont-McConnell Cemetery, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 3 2005 - Ruby Garrison, 90, Osceola, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 4, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Bear Creek Cemetery.

GARRISON, Waneta Jewel HENSLEY
1900-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Waneta Jewel Garrison of Madison, Wisconsin, formerly of Holden, died Feb. 3, 1992, in Madison, Wisconsin. She was born September 19, 1900, in Henry County to Andrew Hensley and Joan Page Hensley. She was married August 10, 1926, to Robert Lee Garrison in Clinton. They were the parents of a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn Lee Garrison) Jennings of Madison, Wisconsin, and remained there until her death. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Holden and the Royal Neighbors of America. She was very active in the work of the Methodist Church, an avid quilter and at the age of 52 she became a licensed practical nurse. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn Lee Garrison) Jennings; grandchildren, Mrs. James (Cynthia Lee Jennings) Fields, St. Louis, and Steven William Jennings and wife Diane, Elgin, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Danielle Lee Goss (daughter of Cynthia Fields) and Garrison Lee Jennings, son of Steven Jennings. Memorial services will be held in Madison on March 7 and a memorial service will be held in Holden in the summer.

GARTEN, Martin Roy
1920-1997
Bear Creek Cemetery, Rose Hill Twp, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Martin Roy Garten, 76, Holden, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at his home. He was the stepfather of David B. Owen of Clinton. Mr. Garten was an electrician and a farmer and cattleman and recently was presented a 50-year membership pin by Local 124 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a member of the St. Benedict and St. Joseph Catholic parish in Kansas City, Kansas. Survivors also include his wife, Mary, of the home; a son, James Garten of Holden; a stepdaughter, Donna Ladner of Kansas City, and a number of other relatives. Services were Tuesday, April 8, at Ben Cast & son-Wood Funeral Home of Holden. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery near Holden.

GARWOOD, Alice Jane FEWELL
1841-1908
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Alice Jane Garwood, born May 24, 1847 (note marker has 1841); died at her home in Henry county, Mo., Dec. 26 1908, at the family home where she was born. Funeral on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 27, at Mt. Olivet church. She united with Mt. Olivet Baptist church Oct., 1905, and until death lived a beautiful Christian life. She has gone, and we mourn sadly her departure; but the memory of her self sacrificing spirit, her pure, noble Christian character, her unceasing patience during the long period of her affliction will ever remain as an inspiration to a life of grand and holy deeds. To the broken hearted husband, to the brother, relatives and many friends we extend our sincere sympathy.

GARY, Paula Arlene ROBINSON
1930-2002
Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 1 2002 - Paula A. Gary, 71, Lowry City, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City. She was a nurse's aide. Funeral services were Monday, July 1, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill.

GARY, William B. "Bill"
1925-1999
Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William B. (Bill) Gary, 73, Lowry City, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, at his home. He retired from Consolidated Freightway Trucking Company in 1988. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Park Grove Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Paula, of the home; two sons, William Gary Jr. of Lowry City and Paul Gary of Sedalia; four daughters, Donna Moreland of Nevada, Cheryl Sites of Leeton, Marsha Waldron of Papillion, Nebraska, and Pam Fellin of Blue Springs; one brother, George Gary; 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 23, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill.

GASSEN, Bonnie J. KISNER
1930-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bonnie Jean Gassen, 75, of Higginsville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Bonnie was born November 5, 1930 to William and Effie Kisner in Fairfield, Missouri. She is survived by her husband Fredrick L. Gassen of Higginsville; son Wayne and wife Connie Gassen of Higginsville; son John and wife Mada Gassen of Clinton, Missouri; son Tim and wife Tammy Gassen of Columbia, Missouri; one daughter Tari and husband Lee McRae of Higginsville; eleven grandchildren and one great-grand daughter. Bonnie is preceded in death by one daughter Rita Ann Gassen and one son Rudy Gassen. According to her wishes, Bonnie's body was donated for scientific research to the Anatomy and Physiology Department at the University of Missouri in Columbia. A memorial service is being planned by the family.

GASSEN, Louis A. Jr.
1903-1933
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Louin Gassen Jr. Louis Gassen, Jr., passed away Thursday of last week at 4:20 p.m. at his home west of Piper, after an illness of six weeks. Louis Gassen, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gassen, was born near Lexington, November 28, 1903. Most of his boyhood was spent near his birthplace. He came to Germantown when a young man and met Miss Viola Goth, whom he wooed and won. They were married August 19, 1924, and they started their life together happily. Part of their married life was spent in Kansas, and they returned to Germantown to make their home only a few months ago. Mr. Gassen had been in ill health for a year and a half with diabetes. Mr. Gassen was a devout Catholic and was a member of the Catholic church at Germantown. He was a regular attendant at all the church services. His four children are from eight to two years old, and they are left the memory of a cheerful, happy man who was a good father to them. His funeral was conducted by Rev. B. Alt at St. Ludger's church Saturday morning. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. He leaves to mourn, his loving wife and four children, Robert, Donald, Mary Louise, and Sylvester, also his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gassen, Sr.; five brothers, Frank Gassen, Higginsville; Charles Gassen, Boonville; Paul, George and Albert, at the home in Richmond, Kans.; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Wallpe, of Clinton; Mrs. Mamie Wallpe, Richmond, Kans., and Miss Christena of the home; besides many other relatives and friends.

GASSEN, Rudolph Anthony
1956-2006
Higginsville City Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2006 - Rudolph Anthony Gassen, 49, Higginsville, died Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at his home. Funeral services will be Friday, February 3, at First Baptist Church, Higginsville, with burial in City Cemetery, Higginsville. Rudy is survived by four children, Jeremy Gassen, Lori Gassen and Dustin Gassen, all of Higginsville, and Eric (Kim) Gassen of Warrensburg; one granddaughter, Bella Gassen, Warrensburg; his parents, Fred and Bonnie Gassen of Higginsville; one sister, Tari (Lee) McRae, Higginsville; three brothers, Wayne (Connie) Gassen of Higginsville, John (Mada) Gassen of Clinton, and Tim (Tammy) Gassen of Columbia, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

GATES, Alice May HENNY
1882-1937
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The mantle of Immortality was slipped to the deserving shoulders of Mrs. Dan T. Gates and her spirit borne to her Heavenly home early in the afternoon of the Sabbath Day, July 4th, 1937. She had been in failing health for several years at her home near Delmar with complications brought on by heart trouble, but had been confined to her bed only the past two months. Her father, with whom she shared a beautiful companionship, husband and devoted daughter had ministered to her with gentleness and love to ease her passing. Mrs. Gates was a well known and much loved woman, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church in which she was an ardent worker, belonging to the Missionary society and taking an active part in all other branches. A wonderful Christian character, her light shone undimmed throughout years of beautiful and cheerful service for the Master. An inspiration to all who knew her, beloved by her family and friends her memory will live undimmed in many hearts. Alice May Henny was born January 16, 1882, on a farm north of Delmar, the daughter of Chris Henny and Polly Williams Henny, early comers to the county from Ohio, who became prominent and respected citizens. December 23, 1903 she became the bride of Dan T. Gates, son of one of the best known and important families of Henry County. Mr. and Mrs. Gates made their home on a farm six miles north of Montrose until the death of her mother, when they sold their farm and went to her father's home to care for him in his advanced years. Two children had blessed their home, Chesley T. Gates of Urich, and Mrs. M. Ming of Garden City, Kans., who, with their father and Mrs. Gates' father survive her. Into her busy life Mrs. Gates crowded untold good deeds and unselfish services for others. A typical homemaker, she delighted in all housewifely arts and duties. The whole community had shared at some time in the kindnesses that fell so willingly from her gentle hands. Interested in every one about her she ministered to any who were in need of cheer or service, a good, fine, noble woman whose passing leaves untold loss to all. Funeral services were at the Hopewell church on Monday afternoon.

GATES, Cecil Byron
1900-1998
Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cecil Byron Gates, 98, Sedalia, died Saturday, November 14, 1998, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center. He was born September 1, 1900, in Clinton, the son of Rufus Menefee and Frances Harrison Gates. He was married to Lucille A. Miller, who died March 28, 1991. He was raised and educated in the Clinton area. He was a salesman for Taystee Bread Company for 30 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge AF&AM in Sedalia. He is survived by two sons, Roger Gates of Sedalia and Ronald Harrison Gates of Killeen, Texas; one daughter, Sandra Lou Gates of Kansas City; one sister, Greta Gates Johnson of Prairie Village, Kansas; two grandsons and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Menefee Gates and K. Harrison Gates. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 19, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, 519 South Ohio Street, Sedalia.

GATES, Chesley Taylor
1904-1996
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Chesley T. Gates, 92, Clinton, died Sunday, December 1, 1996, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton - Chesley Taylor Gates was born October 12, 1904, in Henry County, the son of Daniel Taylor and Alice May Henny Gates. He was a lifelong resident of this area. He was a farmer, farm machinery mechanic and school bus driver for many years. He had been retired since 1976. He was a charter member of the Order of DeMolay Chapter in Appleton City in 1921. He was a member of the Inter-Church Coordinating Council of Counties at the Upper End of Truman lake which includes St. Clair, Bates, Hickory, Henry and Benton counties. He was also a member of the Henry County Extension Council for several years. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Montrose where he served as an elder. He is survived by his wife, Mary of Westwood Nursing Home; one son and two daughters, Joseph T. Gates and Frances Harvey, both of Clinton, and Sally Dorrell of Vancouver, Washington; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Mary Ann Long. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, December 4. Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery, Montrose.

GATES, Chesley William "Ches"
1869-1929
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 1929 - C. W. Gates - Nearly three generations ago, as time is measured by the life of man, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch settled on a farm in Henry county, Mo., a few miles north of Montrose. In that day farm homes were few and far between; wild game was abundant; the prairies were waving with wild grasses and the forest were scarcely touched with the ax of civilization. It was in 1841, when the grandfather, one of the earliest settlers of Walker township coming from Cooper county, located on the farm which has ever since remained in the Gates family. W. A. Gates, the father of C. W., was a babe about six months old when the family moved to Henry county and at the present time at the ripe old age of 88, he is residing with a son on the original homestead and was able to attend the funeral of his son held in Appleton City. C. W. Gates, Ches., as he was familiarly called by his friends, was born in the old home, April 4, 1869, and died at his home in Parkville, Mo., September 8, 1929, after a lingering illness of several months. Mr. Gates was of a family of ten children, eight of whom are living - J. M., Rufus and A. V., Montrose; Elijah, Clinton; C. P., Urich; D. T. Gates, west of Clinton; Mrs. J. W. Hibler and Mrs. W. R. Dunn, Urich. In June, 1896, Mr. Gates was married to Theodosia Morse, and five daughters came to bless them, two of whom died in infancy. The three daughters living, and who were present at the funeral, are - Thelma, a teacher in the city schools of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Ora a teacher in Park College, Parkville, and Julia, a student in Park College. Many years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Gates decided to locate in Appleton City, and on a nice suburban tract he built them a modern home, surrounding it with a wilderness of fruits and flowers and there they lived happily until about four years ago, when the home was broken up by the death of Mrs. Gates. A short time before his death, he decided to locate in Parkville, where he could have a home with two of his children, and it was in this new home he passed away. Mr. Gates was a contractor and builder and there stand today, scattered over Bates, Henry and St. Clair counties, many fine farm buildings, city dwellings, churches and schools as monuments to his fine skill as a workman, and to his honesty as a contractor. It has often been said of him that he never thought of profits until after the job was finished according to plans agreed upon. In his home life he was a devoted husband and father and while he did not leave a great estate to his family, he left something more endurable and valuable. He had striven to give his daughters the opportunity to obtain a liberal education and his greatest happiness seemed to be in their accomplishments. Funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian church at Appleton City and was attended by a large crowd of relatives and friends, and he was buried beside his wife and infant children in Appleton City's beautiful cemetery. There were many and beautiful floral offerings.

GATES, James Richard "Dick"
abt 1906-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph Gates received word Tuesday morning of the death of his brother, James Richard (Dick) Gates, 88, in Gilmer, Texas. He grew up in Clinton and attended school here. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, August 25, in Gilmer. Ralph is unable to attend the services, but his son, Charles Gates of Delaware is flying out. Robert Gates, Ralph's twin brother, died about a month ago.

GATES, Lois Martha GILDEHAUS
1914-2000
Clinton Daily Democrat, Sep 26 2000 - Lois Martha Gates, 85, Farmington, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at Parkland Health Center. She was born September 21, 1914, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Frederick Gildehaus and Eda (Morgens) Gildehaus. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Gates; two brothers, Arthur and Edgar Gildehaus, and two sisters, Ethel Newman and Mildred Miller. She is survived by one son David Gates and wife Judy, Union; two daughters, Beverly (Mrs. Terry) Hovis of Farmington, and Janet (Mrs. Martin) Hayes of Denver, Colorado; eight grandchildren; one sister Edith Werner of Akron, Ohio, and one sister-in-law Greta May Johnson of Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services were held at Cozean Memorial Chapel on Monday. Burial was in Hillview Memorial Gardens.

GATES, Mabel Helen LUALLIN PEELOR
1911-2001
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 25 2001 - Mabel Helen Luallin Peelor Gates was born March 15, 1911, the child of Homer and Effie Luallin, at their home in Brownington and left this world on January 13, 2001, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. A life long resident of henry County, she married James L. Peelor March 4, 1934, and to this union two children were born, Jamie and Mary Helen. James L. Peelor died April 15, 1965. In January 1982, Jamie preceded his mother in death. One grandson James Wesley Peelor; two brothers, Alexander and Edwin Luallin, and three sisters, Mildred Dehn, Maude Hallford and Enid Wilson, also preceded her in death. Mabel married Ralph Gates in January 1972. They lived a joyful life until his death in 1994. She was a lifelong member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and sang in the choir, however her family was her first love. Mabel worked at JC Penney from 1949 to 1965 and then completed her working years with Dr. Hugh Walker. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Helen Hutcherson and husband, David, Calhoun; one stepson, Charles Gates and wife, Elaine, Newark, Delaware; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, along with many other relatives and multitude of friends. Mabel's days with us were spent in dedication to her family and she shall be missed. Graveside services were held January 18 at Englewood Cemetery.

GATES, Mary Ellen JAGEMAN
1906-2000
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 10 2000 - Mary Ellen Gates, daughter of Joseph T. and Sallie Jageman, was born November 10, 1906, in Henry County, and died Thursday, March 30, 2000 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mary attended Norris grade school and high school, graduating in 1926. Mary attended college at Fayette and later in life received her BS degree from central Missouri state College in Warrensburg. She was married to Chesley T. Gates on May 29, 1930, in Montrose. They resided in the Delmar community until 1980 when they moved to Clinton. They were blessed with 66 wonderful years of marriage. Four children blessed this union. She began her teaching career at Mound School, later teaching at Weemont, near Butler, Creighton grade school and Holden grade school. After retiring from teaching she did substitute teaching in the Clinton School District. She was well loved by her students. She was an active member of the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was also active in the Missionary Society, holding various offices. She received many awards for service performed in the church. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association of Retired Teachers, the Extension Club and Twentieth Century Club. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. This was shown every day through her love and encouragement of not only her family but others. Preceding her in death were her parents, Joseph T. and Sallie Jageman, husband, Chesley, one daughter, Mary Ann Long, and one sister, Martha McCluney. Survivors include two daughters, Frances Harvey, Clinton, and Sally Dorrell and husband, John, San Marcos, Texas; one son, Joe Gates, Lee's Summit; eight grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday, April 2. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery, Montrose.

GATES, Ralph G.
1908-1994
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph G. Gates was born December 27, 1908, in Clinton, the son of Elijah and Mary (Gorrell) Gates. He died December 12, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 85. He was a lifelong Clinton resident and a well-known Clinton businessman. He owned the Fashion Boot Shop on the east side of the Clinton Square, in partnership with Miss Kate Edmondston, from August of 1928 to December of 1972. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, also a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Clinton Elks Lodge #1034. He is survived by his wife, Mable Gates, of the home; one son, Charles R. Gates and Wife, Elaine, of Newark, Delaware; one step-daughter, Mary Helen Hutcherson and husband, David, of Calhoun; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 14, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GATES, Robert Elijah "Bob"
1908-1994
Sunset Memorial Park, Gilmer, Upshur Co, TX
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Robert Elijah (Bob) Gates died of complications of renal failure on July 9 at Good Shepherd Medical center in Longview, Tx., at age 85. He was born on December 27, 1908, in Clinton. In the midst of the great Depression in 1930, he followed the oil boom to East Texas. He then moved to Gilmer in 1931, where he and Gordon Roberts formed a partnership and operated the Roberts-Gates Chrysler & Plymouth Motor Co. In January, 1937, he married Laura Leone Childress Reed. For a time, he was involved in the nursery business and in this endeavor later was joined by his brother, Jay Richard Gates. He later joined O.J. Gary in the operation of Gary-Reed Pharmacy and eventually independently operated the same business as Gates-Reed Pharmacy. With his wife and Huleen Robertson Wilson, he participated in the operation of a florist shop. He and his wife later operated a clothing store for children, Youngtown Togs. He was a member of the Gilmer City Council from 1940 to 1946 and was mayor of Gilmer for two terms (1946-1954). He was an original member of the Housing Authority in Gilmer and was involved in the development of three housing projects. He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and he had a long tenure as its manager. In 1984, he was cited by the Chamber as the Outstanding Citizen of Upshur County. He was an avid fisherman and was a longtime member of the Twin Lakes Association. Over the years, he was responsible for initiating many of the improvements at Twin Lakes. Later in life, his greatest joy was found in sharing time with his grandchildren, particularly at Twin Lakes. he maintained his independence after the death of his wife in 1992 but was deeply appreciative and respectful of all the offers and displays of help for him by his friends and neighbors. As a child, he was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Clinton, but with his move to Gilmer became a member of the First Methodist Church. He is survived by two brothers, Ralph Gates of Clinton and Richard Gates of Gilmer, Tx.; two stepsons, Earnest Reed of Plano, Tx., and Richard Reed of New Orleans, La.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a nephew and a niece. Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, in Croley Funeral Chapel in Gilmer. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park.

GATES, Walter A. "Bub" Jr.
1946-1997
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Walter A. "Bub" Gates, Jr., 50, Olathe, Kansas, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, at his home. He was born December 11, 1946, in Kansas City, the son of Walter A. and Agnes A. (Acton) Gates. He had lived in Olathe since 1969. As a youth he spent his summers visiting his grandparents, Charles P. and Jessie L. Gates in Urich. Mr. Gates worked in sales for Agnes Gates Realty of Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Survivors include his son, Timothy S. Gates of Yankton, South Dakota; his daughter, Tina L. Gates of Leavenworth, Kansas; his mother, Agnes A. Gates of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; his sister, Janice L. Urton and her husband, Gary (formerly of Urich), of Belton. Services will be Thursday, June 19, at W. L. Frye and Son Funeral Home of Olathe, Kansas. Burial will be Thursday at Urich City Cemetery.

GATES, Winona Ann
1937-1998
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 17 1998 - Winona Ann Gates, 60, Lee's Summit, died Sunday, February 15, 1998, at her home. Funeral services will be Friday, February 20, at Drakes Chapel Methodist Church, Clinton, with burial in Drakes Chapel Cemetery. She was born in Green Ridge. She was a member of the Drakes Chapel Methodist Church. She was vice president of Southwest Mortgage in Overland Park. She is survived by her husband, Joe Gates; one son, Martin Gates of Clinton; three daughters, Kris Daugherty of Lee's Summit, Pam Gates of Kansas City, and Jennifer Onwiler of Shawnee, Kansas, as well as six grandchildren, Michaela Daugherty, Luke Daugherty, Jordan Phillips, Derek Gates, Taylor Gates and Logan Shaw.

GATSCHET, Reta L. BELL
1934-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Reta L. Gatschet, 76, of Raytown, Missouri, died Sunday afternoon, October 3, 2010, at St. Luke's Medical-East, Lee's Summit, Mo. She was born July 27, 1934, in Henry County, Mo., near Clinton, in the Thrush Community, the daughter of Harrison "Harry" Bell and Ary Ellen (Nixon) Bell. Reta worked for St. Mary's Hospital, in Kansas City, Mo., for 20 years as an insurance claims representative and had also worked for the past 24 years for the Assurant Insurance Company, in Kansas City also as an insurance claims representative, retiring in June of this year. Reta loved her grandchildren and her great-grandchild very much, taking great joy in "spoiling" them at every opportunity. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Raytown, Mo. Survivors include 3 sons, Jeff Gatschet and his wife Mimi, Raymore, Mo.; Mike Gatschet and his wife Tina, Raytown, Mo.; and Rich Gatschet and his wife Christine, Blue Springs, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Jacob Gatschet, Andrew Gatschet, Emily Gatschet, Dalton Gatschet, and Morgan Gatschet; a great-grandchild, Kendall Gatschet; a sister, Ann Parrack and her husband, Bob, Windsor, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Gale VanSlyke, Windsor, Mo.; a niece, Debbie Zinn and her husband Wiley; 2 great-nieces, Ary Franklin and Laura Zinn and a great-nephew, Jon Zinn. Reta was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mary Ellen Watson and Frances VanSlyke. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 6, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GATZEMEYER, Earl Joseph
1923-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 12 2004 - Earl Joseph Gatzemeyer, 80, Clinton, died Saturday, January 31, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. Earl was born in Berger, Missouri, the son of Julius John and Hilda Charlotte (Wohlt) Gatzemeyer. He was united in marriage to Flossy Hulda Huxol on December 29, 1948. He was a graduate of Hermann High School and served as a pharmacist mate in the United States Navy during World War II. He grew up farming and farmed for several years after his military service. He worked for a time as a carpenter in Columbia. In 1960 he began working for Merritt and Reed Coal Company in Callaway County. He later worked as a shovel and dragline operator for Peabody Coal Company at the Mark Twain, Tebo and Seneca mines, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton; the Knights of Columbus and a lifetime member of VFW Post 4182 in Hermann. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, league bowling, square dancing and especially his family, grandchildren and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Steven. He is survived by his wife Flossy of the home; one son, Greg Gatzemeyer and wife Lea Ann, Montrose; two daughters, Susan Braselton and husband Gene, Columbia, and Judy Darwin and husband Gary, Hurst, Texas; three brothers, Vernon Gatzemeyer and wife Laverne, Bloomsdale, Maurice Gatzemeyer and wife Peggy, Clinton, and Julius Gatzemeyer and wife Jeannette, New Haven, as well as six grandchildren, Kate Downey, Gavin, Grant and Grady Gatzemeyer, Scott Braselton, Carrie Griffith and husband Stuart, and one great-grandson, Jacob Griffith and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, Wednesday, February 4. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GATZEMEYER, Flossy H. HUXOL
1927-2007
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 11 2007 - Flossy H. Gatzemeyer, 80, Clinton, died Friday, September 21, 2007, at her home. She was born September 4, 1927, in Hermann, the daughter of Frank and Carrie Katherine (Vogel) Huxol. She was married to Earl Gatzemeyer, who preceded her in death on January 31, 2004. She was a bookkeeper for the Boone County National Bank, Columbia, before she retired. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Hermann, and Golden Valley Quilters Guild. Flossy is survived by one son Gregory Earl Gatzemeyer and wife Lea Ann, Montrose; two daughters, Susan Braselton of Columbia and Judy C. Darwin of Hurst, Texas; one sister Mildred Thull of Hermann; six grandchildren, Carrie, Scott, Gavin, Kate, Grant and Grady, and one great-grandson Jacob. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, September 24. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GATZEMEYER, Josephine KELLNER KUNZ
1899-1993
Saint George Cemetery, Hermann, Gasconade Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Josephine Gatzemeyer, 94, Hermann, Mo., died Feb. 20, 1993 at a Hermann hospital. She was born Jan. 11, 1899 at Berger, Mo., daughter of Helen Reinhardt and August Kellner. She married Edwin Kunz on November 14, 1923, and he preceded her in death on November 18, 1970. She then married Julius J. Gatzemeyer, November 11, 1972. He died March 8, 1979. She is survived by four stepsons, Earl Gatzemeyer, Clinton, Vernon Gatzemeyer, Bloomsdale, Maurice Gatzemeyer, Clinton, and Julius Gatzemeyer, New Haven; sister, Betty Willimann, Berger; sister-in-law, Gertrude Kellner, St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, LeRoy and Elmer Kellner. She was a member of St. George Church, Hermann, Catholic Knights of America, Berger Legion Auxiliary, St. Anns Sodality. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 23, 1993 at St. George Church, Hermann. Burial was in St. George Cemetery. Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

GAUNT, Joseph Delbert
1915-1994
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joseph Gaunt, 78, Clinton, died Wednesday, August 31, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of WWII. Survivors include a niece, Ruth Magoon of Cedar Springs, Michigan. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Englewood Cemetery.

GAUPP, Adam
abt 1836-1892
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 16 1892 - An old citizen, Adam Gaupp, died Monday near Quarles, with pneumonia. Wife and five children. Buried in Englewood.

GAUPP, Anna
abt 1860-1889
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Mar 2 1889 - Mrs. Anna Gaupp, aged 29 years, died Tuesday morning, at her residence, three and one-half miles southwest of Clinton. A husband and three children are left to mourn her loss.

GAUPP, Catharine and Daniel
abt 1831-1892
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 30 1892 - Mrs. Catharine Gaupp died last Saturday, aged 60. The following day, Daniel Gaupp died.

GAUPP, Daniel
1865-1933
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daniel Gaupp died at his home 1 3/4 miles east of Quarles, December 14, 1933. He had been ill for several weeks and death came as a release from the suffering caused by a paralytic stroke. Daniel Gaupp was born March 4, 1865, in Belleville, IL. When a small lad, only five or six years old, he came with his parents to Henry County and for several years they lived on a farm south of Clinton which is now owned by W. A. Martin. Mr. Gaupp was a member of the Methodist Church at Quarles and was a faithful attendant. He never married, but was content to live on his farm near Quarles with only a hired man to assist in the tilling of his 120 acre farm. He is survived by one brother, Thomas Gaupp, North Third St., Clinton. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery under the direction of Wilkinson Funeral Home.

GAUPP, Lula BROWN
1882-1936
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Thomas Gaupp died at her home at 900 North Third street at 4:45 p.m., June 27, after several years of suffering. High blood pressure and complications caused her death. She was bedfast her last week on earth. Lula Brown was born August 9, 1882, in Lexington, Mo. When nine years old, she became a member of the Presbyterian Church and was faithful until she was called to Higher Work. June 8, 1909, she was married, to Thomas Gaupp in Clinton. Although there were no children, their married life expressed a rare, beautiful love, devotion and companionship. Mrs. Gaupp's home was her first thought, and it became the gathering and meeting place where friends and neighbors counciled together in her living room in winter and front porch in summer. They were always welcomed. James Colson, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Colson, former neighbors, was loved and regarded as their own child by Mr., and Mrs. Gaupp. Six years ago her life hung on a thread and she was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, for an operation for goitre. Her life was spared to her husband, and after two months, she returned home to bless it with her presence She enjoyed flowers and was interested in the garden which her husband kept for her as a labor of love as much as for its harvest. Birds were a source of keen enjoyment to Mrs. Gaupp. In winter she fed them, and always noticed the first to come back in spring. Only this last spring she reported the first robin that had returned to her garden. A small flock of Bantams were pets. Her hands were always busy with needlework at odd moments. For 45 years, Mrs. Gaupp was an untiring worker in the Presbyterian Church. She attended every service until about two years ago when her physical condition became so she could, not stand the exertion. Her neighbors and friends showed, their love by visiting her home almost daily. Mrs. Gaupp was tenderly cared for by her loving husband. His first thought was ever for her. Several years ago, when in ill health when a piece of steel lodged in his eye, Mr. Gaupp prayed that he might be spared to minister to his wife. Since then, his one desire was that she might be comfortable and happy. Besides the grief-stricken husband, one brother, Frank Brown, of Clinton, is left to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church on Monday. Burial in Englewood under the direction of Wilkinson Funeral Service.

GAUPP, Sadie ALLRED
1879-1904
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 5 1904 - The death of Mrs. Thomas Gaupp occurred at the home of her husband on North Third Tuesday, March 1, at 12:30 p.m. She was taken sick in the night, Thursday, with pneumonia and a physician summoned. Sunday night, a little daughter was born, which only lived one hour and the wee little blossom was transplanted to paradise, so soon to be joined by the mother, who could not withstand the ravages of fever. Born in Greenville, Ill., Sept. 6, 1879. Her parents names were Alonzo and Ada Allred, who came to Missouri some years ago. Her mother Mrs. Rev. Stone, and sister Miss Lula Allred, survive. A sister, Miss Ella Allred, died last August. The bereaved husband is Thomas Gaupp, an employee at the Clinton pottery. They were married Jan. 7, 1899. Indeed he has the sympathy of all in his sorrow, for to him the sweetest wife that ever lived has breathed her life away, while the angels lingered near to carry her to heaven and their little one. Mrs. Gaupp united with the Christian church under the preaching of Bro. Ernest H. Williamson in 1902 and her Sunday School class was her constant pleasure.

GAY, Cleo J. HEAVNER
1920-1991
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cleo J. Gay, 71, Independence, died July 26, 1991, at the Independence Regional Health Center. She was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Gay was a member of the Blue Vue Chapel, Independence. Her husband, Floyd E. Gay, died in 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Linda D. Pilgrim, Arlington, Texas; five brothers, Harrol Heavner, Raytown, Leo Heavner, Buckner, Frank Heavner, Kansas City, Charles Heavner, and Bob Heavner, Rockville, Mo.; a sister, Ellen Engle, Independence; and two grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at the Speaks Suburban Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery.

GEAHART, Theodore
1842-1910
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 19 1910 - Died, Theo. Geahart, in poor health for years; born in Cumberland County, Kentucky Feb 12, 1842. Married Sarah Burnsides October 18, 1868. Three children, two dying in infancy, and Harve, the only child, the idol of his father and who, with his mother are left. He answered the summons at the home at 500 Bodine Avenue.

GEBHARDT, A.
abt 1839-1903
Clinton MO, Apr 25 1903 - A. Gebhardt, a former Clinton business man, died at his home in Nevada Tuesday. The funeral was held Thursday and his remains buried at Nevada. He was born in Germany about 64 years ago. He learned the harness trade and came to this country when quite young. After the war, he was proprietor of a harness shop for a number of years, afterwards engaging in the restaurant business and later on ran the hotel on East Franklin Street. He had been making his home in Nevada the past year or so. Leaves a wife and eight children.

GEBHARDT, Adam "Doc"
1922-2001
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 2001 - Adam "Doc" Gebhardt, 78, Clinton, died Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane, of the home; two daughters, Ada M. Gebhardt of Belton and Angela D. Heilman of Boise, Idaho; two sisters, Louise Sellers and Mary Greenlee, both of Wichita; two grandchildren. Mr. Gebhardt was a truck driver and a veteran of World War II. He was a Mason and Eastern Star member. Services will be held at the graveside in Englewood at 2 p.m. Friday.

GEBHARDT, Charles
1843-1906
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Charles Gebhardt, son of Phillip Gebhardt and wife, died Saturday at 9 p.m., September 29, 1906, at his home on North Water street. He was born February 7, 1843 in Germany. Came to America in 1887 and came to Clinton from Indiana in 1889 and married Miss Anna Schmidt. He died from stomach trouble and was ill 9 months. Mr. Gebhardt was a fine stone mason and learned his trade in the old country. He leaves a wife, one brother Adam of Clinton, and three sisters, two in Indiana and one in Wisconsin. Burial in Englewood.

GEBHARDT, Mattie
1888-1902
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 31, 1902 - Mattie Gebhardt breathed her last with her hand in her brother Frank's last Saturday night at near ten. Hers was one of those diseases that baffled the physician's skill and a mother's tender care could not cure. A bright, sunny-hearted little girl, never complaining, she would have been 14 the Sunday after her death. She leaves a dear old grandmother, father, mother, three sisters and three brothers to mourn her loss. Helpful hands laid the little form tenderly away in Englewood.

GEER, Kenneth E.
1912-2002
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 24 2002 - Kenneth E. Geer died Monday, October 21, 2002, at the home of his son in Warsaw, following a long illness. Friends and family will celebrate his life at a memorial service to be held at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton on Monday, October 28. Interment will immediately follow at Englewood Cemetery. He was born May 28, 1912, near Ellinwood, Kansas, to John L. and Ruth (Thompson) Geer. They moved to the Clinton area during his early years. He attended Camp Branch and Piper elementary schools and graduated from Clinton High school in 1935. He attended the University of Missouri for one year. He worked until 1941 and then joined the Army. He served his country in Europe through five campaigns during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He married Norma E. Oliphant in 1945. He began working for Reliance Coal Co. in 1947 as a heavy equipment operator. They moved to Mascoutah, Illinois in 1957 after Reliance was sold to Peabody Coal. He worked in the mines for 20 additional years and retired in 1977. In 1980 he and his wife moved to Arizona. Norma died in 1993 and in the fall of 1997 Mr. Geer returned to Missouri to live with his son in Warsaw. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and a 50-year-plus member of Lodge 548 AF&AM in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. and Ruth; his brother, John L. who was killed during World War II and his wife, Norma. He is survived by his son, Lawrence Geer and daughter-in-law, Janie, Warsaw; his daughter, Karen Geer, St. Louis, and one grandchild, John L. Geer, Bozeman, Montana.

GEHRIG, Robert Eugene
1922-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Windsor MO - Robert Eugene Gehrig, age 83, of Roodhouse, Illinois, died early Friday morning, Sept. 16, 2005 at his residence. He was born May 14, 1922 in Windsor, Missouri, the son of Herbert and Ilva Schrum Gehrig. He married LaVena Campbell in Windsor, Missouri and she preceded him in death. He then married Doris Simmons Gilmore on Jan. 13, 1975 in Roodhouse and she survives. He is also survived by two stepsons, Robert (wife, Carol) Gilmore of Roodhouse and Ronald (wife, Becky) Gilmore of White Hall; one stepdaughter, Nancy Stice of Roodhouse; eleven step-grandchildren, Craig Gilmore of Roodhouse, Jeff Gilmore of Riverton, Brad Gilmore of Roodhouse; Heather Webb of Carrollton; Galan Waterfallen of Las Vegas, NV; Kim Rogers of Godfrey; Tami Stice of Maryville; Amanda Stice of Roodhouse; Katy Stice of Roodhouse; Derrick Gilmore of White Hall and Josh Gilmore of Lafayette, Indiana; eleven step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harold Gehrig of Warsaw, Missouri and two nieces, Dixie and Diane. Mr. Gehrig was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He managed the LaCrosse Lumber Company in Roodhouse for many years, then worked at Andrews Lumber and Colwell Lumber in Jacksonville until his retirement in 1995. He was the Roodhouse Township Assessor for eight years. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Roodhouse and a member of the White Hall VFW Post 7684. He also served on the Board of Directors of Fernwood Cemetery. Graveside services will be held at noon Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 at the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor, Missouri.

GENGLER, James Donald
1937-2009
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 23 2009 - James Donald Gengler, 71, son of George Fredrick and Helen Ann (Swaters) Gengler, was born September 28, 1937, in Cawker City, Kansas, and died very suddenly at his home near Appleton City on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Jim's family moved to Missouri when he was young and he graduated from Montrose High School. He attended Rockhurst College for two years before enlisting in the Army. During his time in the service he was stationed in Germany. Jim and Kathleen A. Kalwei were married on May 26, 1962. Following his time in the Army, Jim worked for Kansas City Power and Light Company as a mechanic until his retirement. Preceding Jim in death were his parents and two infant daughters, Patricia and Mary Beth Gengler. Survivors include his wife, Kathy of the home; four children, David Gengler and wife Kristi, Karen and husband Phillip Landers, Michael Gengler and wife Tracy, Katherine and husband Jeff Long; 12 grandchildren, Benjamin, Brian and Emily Landers, Lucas, Brett and Scott Gengler, Jacob, Kylee and Raef Gengler and Jenna, Kyle and Peyton Long; three sisters, Elizabeth and husband John Rotert, Alice Cook, and Ann and husband Ernie Strum. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, April 25 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

GENTRY, Charles Lee
1937-2008
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 15 2009 - Charles Lee Gentry, 71, Deepwater (Mt. Zion), died Nov. 21, 2008, at home. He was born Aug. 4, 1937, the son of Rose Geneva and Everett Gentry. In 1961 Charles married Linda J. Osborne in Kansas City. In Charles' earlier years, he worked for Chrysler Parts Depot in Kansas City, Kansas (Fairfax). He retired from Chrysler. He then became employed in the wood pallet making business. The last two years before retirement, he drove a truck for ProSoCo, out of Kansas. After his retirement, he moved to Deepwater where he loved to fish, hunt and did woodworking in his spare time. Charles loved people. His best enjoyment was to make people laugh. Charles was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Mt. Zion. In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by three children, Dana Boschert, Parkville, Sherry VanWye, Kansas City, and Steve Gentry, Grandview. He has a lovely daughter-in-law, Dottie Gentry, and two great sons-in-law, Chuck VanWye and Ronnie Miller, and seven grandchildren and one great-grandson, all of Kansas City. Memorial services were held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Mt. Zion, on Saturday, Nov. 22.

GENTRY, Dellmer S.
1887-1972
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Oct. 5 1972 - Delmar S. Gentry was born April 18, 1887 near Fristoe, Missouri. He died on September 18, 1972, at the age of 85 after a long illness. Mr. Gentry had moved to the Thrush community in 1949 where he resided until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister. He is survived by his wife, Bertha A. Gentry, of the home; one son, Delmar S. Gentry Jr., Flemington, Mo.; one daughter, Millie [sic] Belle Richards, Thrush; one grandson, Jerry A. Gentry, Springfield, Mo.; one great-grandson, Erin Bruce Gentry of Springfield, and a host of friends. He had worked for the Katy and Frisco Railroads, retiring in 1950. He was a member of the Calhoun Christian Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 20 at the Christian Church with burial in the Calhoun cemetery. (cc note: inscription at Calhoun Cemetery: GENTRY, Dellmer S. - Apr 8 1887 - Sep 18 1972; Bertha A. - Jan 18 1893 - Aug 28 1986)

GENTRY, Raymond Lee
1932-1992
White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, Clay Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Raymond Lee Gentry, 60, northeast Kansas City, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1992 at Truman Medical Center. Services will be Wednesday at Newcomer's White Chapel; burial in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Gentry was born in Clinton and lived in the Kansas City area most of his life. He was a school cabdriver for Yellow Cab Co. for eight years, retiring in April 1992. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary Goddard-Gentry of the home; a daughter, Deborah Gentry, Kansas City; two stepsons, Richard Goddard, Sulphur Springs, Or., and James Goddard, Kansas City; his mother, Ethalee De Maria, and a brother, Richard Gentry, both of Kansas City; and a step-granddaughter.

GEORGE, Alice M. HOUSEWORTH
1908-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 12 2004 - Alice M. George, 95, Windsor, died early Wednesday morning, June 30, 2004, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born October 1, 1908, in Crittenden, the daughter of Marion Albert Houseworth and Bertha Ellen "Nellie" (Nichols) Houseworth. On January 21, 1931, in Warrensburg, she married Arnold Ferguson George, who preceded her in death on February 28, 1976. Mrs. George was a homemaker. She worked at the Brown Shoe Factory, Versailles, and the Tweedy Shoe Factory, Higginsville, prior to her marriage. She later worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for a short time. She loved to quilt, was active in the Windsor Senior Center and was a faithful member of the Windsor United Methodist church. Survivors include two daughters, Mary E. McCarty and her husband Bob, Sedalia, and Sara F. Campbell and her husband Maurice, Clinton; three grandchildren, Timothy Campbell, Roger Campbell and his wife Kim, and Dan McCarty; three great-grandchildren, Brian, Chelsea and Nathan Campbell, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lon Houseworth, Orvil Houseworth and Warren Houseworth; five sisters, Desta Glidewell, Vesta Kays, Sophia Houseworth, Georgetta Houseworth and Lois Glidewell. Funeral services were Saturday, July 3, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GEORGE, Anna Earleen HOUGH
1944-2014
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Earleen George, age 70 years, of Blairstown, Missouri passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Earleen was born August 3, 1944 in Holden, Missouri the daughter of Earl and Lucinda (Smith) Hough. Earleen enjoyed deer hunting. She also enjoyed shopping-especially her annual Christmas shopping sprees in Branson. Earleen loved bright colors and 'bling'. She was a longtime member of the Chilhowee United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Betty Jane, and an aunt and uncle, Norman and Mary Ann Huff. Survivors include her husband, Leroy of the home, two sons, Russell George (Gena) of Blairstown, Missouri and Kelvin George of Bentonville, Arkansas, one daughter, Jackie Gardner (Lonnie) of Warrensburg, Missouri, one sister, Diana Harvkey (Jack) of Blairstown, Missouri, 3 grandchildren; Nathan George of Blairstown, Missouri, Ryan and Kelsie George of Bentonville, Arkansas, step-grandson, Doug Wetzel of Sedalia, Missouri, two step-great-grandsons, Brett and Bradley Wetzel of Sedalia, Missouri, God-child, Alex Heyer, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

GEORGE, Brenda L. HUGHEY
1957-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 29 2001 - Brenda George, 43, Calhoun, died early Tuesday morning, August 28, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was born September 17, 1957, in Perryville, the daughter of Fred Conway Hughey and Geraldine Bernice (Bangert) Hughey. On June 2, 1984, in Calhoun, at the First Baptist Church, she married Bob George, who survives of the home. She was a teacher in the Calhoun School system for 21 years, teaching high school math for most of her career. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, the Community Teachers Association and the First Baptist Church, Calhoun. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Scott and Kevin George, of the home; her mother, Geraldine Hughey, Perryville; a brother, Larry A. Hughey and wife, Holly, Weatherford, Oklahoma; two sisters, Gail Ochs and husband, Ken, Cape Girardeau, and Sandy Picou and husband, John, St. Mary's; four nieces, Pam, Angie, Amy and Laci; four nephews, Matt, Jason, Jonathon and Logan; two great-nephews, Kristopher and Chase, and one great-niece, Brooklyn. She was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Barbara Hughey, and a great-nephew, Nathan. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 1, at the First Baptist Church, Perryville. Burial will be in Home Cemetery, Perryville.

GEORGE, Catherine M. O'BRIEN
n/a-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Catherine M. George of Clinton, formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday, Jan 10 1993 in a nursing home in Clinton. Services will be Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Parsons, Ks.; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parsons. Mrs. George was born in Parsons and lived in the Kansas City area before she moved to Warsaw in 1966. She moved to Clinton in 1987. She formerly was a secretary for the Cooper-Jarrett Trucking Co. Her husband Sherman George died in 1989. Survivors include a brother, Edward O'Brien, Parsons. - (another report) Mrs. Catherine George, Clinton, died Saturday, January 9, 1993 at Westwood.

GEORGE, Charles B.
1861-1938
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Charles B. George died at 5:00 a.m. Sunday May 1, 1938, at the dawn of another day, the soul of Charles B. George entered the heavenly eternal land. His passing was at his home at 926 North Third street. He had been a strong and well man, in excellent health all his life, until January 16 when he took sick, was ill several weeks, then became much better. Monday of last week he did not feel so well and his son-in-law, Jaba Hood, who before departing on his railroad run, told his wife she had better watch her father for he believed he was liable to have a stroke. That afternoon Mr. George fell in the yard but grew better until Tuesday when the stroke came and he gradually became worse until death released him from earthly suffering. Mrs. George lost her husband on the 49th anniversary of the death of her mother. Mr. George was born October 26, 1861, at Pisgah, in Cooper county, Mo., and was united in marriage to Miss Mildred Kemper, October 2, 1895, at Grain Valley, Mo. They went to Cass County for awhile, also lived at Gunn city where he was in the lumber business, then came to Clinton in 1901 where they had since lived. They had owned their present home the past 20 years. Mr. George enjoyed the out of doors and working with growing plants, so it was natural for him to succeed so well with his garden. At their home, he was quick to take advantage of the superior type of soil and have the earliest fresh vegetables with which he supplied Clinton markets through the season. He was equally fond of flowers; took a great pride in keeping the yard trim and neat and his house was always attractive and inviting to the eye. He operated a filling station just north of their home near the junction of highway 35 and 13. He was converted and joined the Baptist church while a youth in Cooper County. He loved the old songs best and while at Gunn City played a guitar in their stringed orchestra. He disliked the radio, for its swing and jazz music was most distasteful to him. He was a devoted husband and father, a frugal and honest citizen. Throughout his life he was a sincere toiler for the Master, striving to attain His perfection in patience and kindly living. He was a member of the W.O.W. lodge. He is survived by his beloved wife, who is a semi-invalid, and the following children: Mrs. Chess McKean, Mrs. Rudolph Lehman and Mrs. Jaba Hood, Clinton; Mrs. Audry (Irene) Walcott, Altadena, Calif.; Miss Mary Dee George, Alhambra, Calif. One brother is left, Harry George at DeQueen, Ark. There are five grandchildren, Bobby McKean, Montrose; Geraldine and Bobby Gene Lehman of Clinton; K. W. and Mildred Wolcott of Alhabra, Calif. The youngest daughter, Miss Mary Dee, had wired them Saturday that she was coming home by motor, so was en route when he died. The other children were present except Mrs. Walcott. Funeral services will be at the Consalus and Peck funeral home at on Thursday (today). Interment in Englewood.

GEORGE, Ellen Lucina SAXTON
1854-1918
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Jan 1919 - With sad hearts and tearful eyes we are called to record another visit by the angel of death in our midst. On last Saturday morning just before 6 o'clock, as the bright dawn of day was approaching the eastern sky and promising a day of beauty and sunshine, the cold hand of death reached into the home of Mrs. Ellen George and family and claimed for its victim this dearly beloved mother and friend. It was then that this dear one closed her eyes on earthly scenes, only to open them to brighter scenes than ever before. It was then that the saddest hour and hardest trial of life was inflicted upon the hearts of her children, who loved and cared for her so tenderly, throwing every comfort around her, both in sickness and health. Mrs. Ellen Lucina George, nee Saxton was born in Allen county, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1854; died Dec. 28, 1918; being 64 years, 2 months and 2 days of age. She was married to Joseph George Oct. 9, 1874; coming to this home a bride 45 years ago and lived her entire married life on the old home place. She has raised a family of 8 children - 5 boys and 3 girls, all of whom survive her and had been at her bedside, except her youngest son Frank, who is in military service in France. Her husband preceded her to the better world some 25 years ago, leaving the responsibilities of the family all to her, besides the care of the aged grandfather and grandmother, who were in feeble health, and a great burden to her, yet she bore it all so uncomplainingly. She was a dear, good woman, loved and respected by all who knew her. It is so sad to know the home is broken, but we must submit to God's will. "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." May the family feel and know, even though their home is broken that 64 years of useful life has been spent on this earth in making other lives sweeter and happy and may each of them live that they may see the reflection in their own lives; that while she cannot meet them at the door to welcome their home coming or greet them with a cheery smile, only think their lives have given her no sorrow or heartaches, should be a comfort to them, and on that beautiful shore, where no parting words are spoken, no pain or sorrow is known, she is awaiting them over there. She was converted in early womanhood, joined Mt. Olivet Baptist church. Her Christian faith was strong and the life she lived was without spot or blemish, as she did not hold malice against any one. She truly was a noble woman, loyal to her family and friends. She did not fear death, but made the remark, "I did want to live to see Frank. It will be awful for him to come home and not see his mother." Yet she trusted it all to the Lord. She was afflicted by a dreaded cancer with sapper her pure life away by degrees, until death came to relieve her and she fell asleep in Jesus. Her funeral services were conduced by Rev. Wm. Briggs at Mt. Olivet church, Sunday afternoon, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, after which the remains were laid by the side of her husband to await the resurrection morn. She leaves besides her family, several grandchildren, one brother, two sisters and a host of friends to mourn her demise.

GEORGE, Gladys Pearl McMAHAN ROMDALL
1918-1994
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gladys Pearl Romdall George was born on June 12 1918, the daughter of Pearl and Blanche (Davidson) McMahan. She died February 27, 1994, at the age of 75. In 1929 she was baptized into the Hickory Grove Baptist Church, south of Urich. On December 16, 1944, Gladys became the wife of Ray Howard Romdall. To this union one son was born, Rudy Jay Romdall. Ray nicknamed Gladys "Zippy" which had continued to stay with her through the years. Ray preceded her in death in 1950. She worked for many years in California as a defense worker during the second World War. She returned to Clinton and went to work at Kreisler's Drug Store. During the Vietnam War, she worked at Lake City Army Am Plant. She retired in 1979, after working for six years at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. On November 15, 1983, she was united in marriage to James Ervin George. Ervin preceded her in death in 1992. They made their home at Sky Village. She enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and visiting with their many friends in the Village. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother and her husband. Survivors include one son, Rudy Romdall and his wife, Barbara, Clinton; one step-grandson, John E. Scott, Clinton; one sister, Lela George, Clinton; four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews, along with a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Wednesday, March 2. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GEORGE, Harry Thaddeus "Thad"
1874-1941
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Harry Thaddeus George of the Thrush neighborhood passed on to his heavenly home at the General Hospital in Clinton, February 19, 1940, a little after the noon hour. He suffered for some time with asthma and heart trouble. He was tenderly cared for by his sister, Mrs. Lou Moreland, of the Moore School neighborhood and Mrs. Tom Goff of the Powell school neighborhood. Thad leaves to mourn his going the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Lou Moreland, Mrs. Tom Goff, Miss Addie George of Clinton, Mr. Sherman George of Calhoun, Mr. Frank George, Purdy, and Mr. Virgil George, Monett. Mr. Sam George is deceased. A host of other relatives and many friends to mourn his passing. Thad George - one could not help from liking him. He was born in the Thrush neighborhood on the old home place. This place has been known as the George place for a very great number of years. There is a small grave yard on this farm where there is a number of relatives and a few neighbors of pioneer days sleeping there. This farm was obtained from the government before the days of the Civil War. Thad George was 66 years old, four months, and nineteen days. He was born October 1, 1874. He never married and never belonged to any church. Although he seemed to have a great liking for his fellow men and all ways looking out for their safety and welfare. At the time of his passing he was running a mill in the Thrush neighborhood. He also had run a threshing machine for a number of years. The George School was the only school he had attended. Thad George's father passed away when he and his brothers and sisters all were quite small. Their mother Mrs. Ella George through valiant efforts carried on and raised her family of children till they became men and women by playing the role of father and mother herself. This mother passed on when the last World's war was going on. The writer had never known their father, but he has known Mrs. E. George for a short while and up until the time of her passing. A life well spent has gone on and heaven is made richer by his going. But his example and influence will live on. The funeral service was held at the Mt. Olivet Baptist church Friday February 21st at two o'clock held by Rev. Walter Mihlfeld. A good crowd of folks was present to show their last respects for their friend and neighbor. The interment was held in the cemetery nearby in the family lot where lies his mother and father and brother Sam. The Wilkinson funeral directors from Clinton had charge of the funeral.

GEORGE, James C. "Jim"
1949-2006
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 14 2006 - James C. "Jim" George, 56, of Calhoun, Missouri, died Monday evening, June 12, 2006, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Missouri. He was born December 7, 1949, in Windsor, Mo., the son of James Clyde George, Sr., and Frances Louise (Clark) George. On October 30, 1981, in Clinton, Mo., he married Nancy K. Long who survives of the home. Jim was a 1967 graduate of Calhoun High School and later graduated from the U.S. Trade School, Kansas City, Mo. Jim was the former owner of Jugtown Guns, Calhoun, Mo., and was a truck driver and contract mail hauler for 20 years. He was a member of the Calhoun United Methodist Church and the Holden Gun Club. In addition to his wife Nancy, who survives of the home in Calhoun, survivors include a step-son, Doug McMullen and his wife Monica, Kansas City, Mo.; a step-daughter, Merridy Cumpton and her husband Shannon, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; 2 brothers, Bill George and his wife Jeanie, Springfield, Mo., and Bob George and his wife Mary, Calhoun, Mo.; 8 grandchildren, Nancy Dorris and Samantha Dorris, of the home, and Dustin Dorris, Jeffery Dorris, Jeremy Peek, Nicole Houston, Brittany Wallace, and Hunter McMullen; 4 great-granddaughters, Brigett, Madison, Skylar, and Melody; 3 nieces; and 9 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Melody Dorris. Funeral services will be Friday, June 16, 2006, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

GEORGE, James Ervin
1911-1992
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Ervin George was born July 8, 1911 in Henry County, the son of James Armstrong George and Bertha Mary Harbstreet George. He departed this life December 25, 1992 at St. Luke's Hospital at the age of 81. Ervin spent his early years as a farmer. He was united in marriage to Lucille McMahan who preceded him in death. After retirement Ervin moved to Sky Village. He was united in marriage on November 15, 1983 to Gladys Romdall. They spent 9 happy years together until God called him home. Ervin enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading his Bible, and visiting with his many friends. Ervin raised a large garden each year, in which he shared with all the neighbors. Ervin was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Survivors include his wife Gladys of the home; one stepson, Rudy Romdall, and wife Barbara, and one step-grandson, John Scott, all of Clinton; two brothers, Loyd George, Blairstown, and Oral George, Clinton; two sisters, Temple Croy, Versailles, and Cleta George, San Bernardino, Ca.; nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Monday, December 28, 1992. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

GEORGE, James H. Sr.
1844-1929
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
James H. George, son of Elberton C. George and Elizabeth E. George, was born six miles southeast of Calhoun, June 24, 1844; departed from this life at his home in Calhoun, May 6, 1929, age 84 years, 10 months and 12 days. He was one of twelve children. His family was one of the oldest of Henry county. His grandfather, William Goff, owned the first store in Henry county, just south of the present town of Calhoun; was the first postmaster in Henry county and one of the first three county judges. December 4, 1867, he was united in marriage to Mary B. Parks, who passed from this life February 7, 1891. To this union, four children were born. Of this union, A. T. George, of Paris, Texas, survives. September 15 1915, he was united in marriage to Nannie J. Thompson. To this union one son; James H. George, Jr., was born. During the Civil War, he served in the Union army. He was a member of Companies C. and A, First Missouri Volunteer Cavalry. He enlisted at Clinton, August 11, 1862, and was discharged at Little Rock, Ark., serving two years and ten months. the only residents of Calhoun living today who were here when he returned from the army are Mrs. M. Edwards and D. B. Pigg. He united with the Calhoun Baptist church September 16, 1868. For over fifty years, he had been one of its deacons. The church owes much to his devotion to the cause of Christ. He was the oldest surviving member and during his lifetime, he assisted in building three houses of worship in Calhoun. He became a member of the Masonic fraternity in 1870, and from the standpoint of both age and length of membership, he was the oldest member of the lodge in Calhoun. For a number of years he was engaged in business in Calhoun. He served as postmaster from May 15, 1897, until July 10, 1914. As a Christian and a citizen he has contributed more to the life of this community than any other. Besides his wife and two sons, he leaves to mourn his departure, three sisters - Mrs. O. B. Garner, Bonham, Texas, and Mrs. Julia Carter and Mrs. Wilmoth Gramley of Paris, Texas, and a host of friends in this community. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church by his pastor, Rev. G. C. Faulkner, after which the remains were taken in charge by the Masons and were laid to rest in Calhoun cemetery with Masonic honors.

GEORGE, Lela Lorane McMAHAN
1914-2006
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 1 2006 - Lela Lorane George, 91, Clinton, died Friday, January 13, 2006, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. She was born July 11, 1914, in Holden, the daughter of Pearl and Willa Blanch (Davidson) McMahan. On October 16, 1933, she married Floyd Emory George and to the union were born three children, Robert Lee, Shirley Temple and James Wayne. The family lived in the Garland and Clinton areas except for two or three years spent in the state of California. In addition to being wife, mother and homemaker, Lela worked for a number of years at the Zenith Specialties Corp. in Clinton. Lela professed her faith in Jesus Christ, was baptized and faithfully attended the First Assembly of God Church, Clinton, as long as her health permitted. She was a kind, gentle person, a great believer in prayer and had a compassionate heart for the needs of others. She was the primary caregiver of her husband Floyd, for many years and was very dedicated to caring for his needs in their home until he passed away in 1990 after 57 years of marriage. Lela loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren through the years. The last few years Lela spent much of her time at her daughter Shirley's home before finally giving up her apartment and moving in. Shirley lovingly cared for her until her health required her to go into a healthcare facility where she spent the last several months. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd; her parents; a brother Lee Bills McMahan, and three sisters, Lucille, Maude and Gladys George. Lela is survived by two sons, Robert George and wife Betty, Clinton, and James George and wife Karla, Oak Grove; one daughter Shirley Church, Clinton; two grandsons, Gary W. Church and wife Diane, and Jeffrey George and wife Beth; one granddaughter Kristy Roberts; three great-grandchildren Amy, Brook and Shelby; four great-great-grandchildren, Courtney, Kaylin, Brennan and Reese, and a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Tuesday, January 17. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GEORGE, Lena Faye BROWN
1924-2006
Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO - Mrs. Lena Faye George of Garden City, Missouri was born November 12, 1924 in Sulphur, Oklahoma the daughter of Rev. Abel B. and Selina (James) Brown. She departed this life on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 1 day. On, April 25, 1953 Faye was united in marriage to Loyal George in Bentonville, Arkansas. Faye was a homemaker and earlier was employed as a secretary for the Sun Flower Army Ammunition Plant, DeSoto, Kansas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Garden City and the Easter Cantata Community Choir for several years. Faye was a Native American being a member of the Chickasaw Nation in Ada, Oklahoma. She was a former 4-H leader and was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed playing the piano and singing. She had moved to Garden City in 1965. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Ruby, Malsie, Gladys, Lois and Julia and an infant brother, Donald. She is survived by her husband, Loyal George of the home; three daughters, Jan Gaylene George and Loy Ann George both of Belton, Missouri, Susan Rene` Farr and husband, Rev. Bob of St. Charles, Missouri; two grandchildren, Joe and Amy; a sister, Leona Farve, Ardmore, Oklahoma; other relatives and many friends. Cremation. A memorial service was held Monday, July 17, 2006 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

GEORGE, Leroy Gene
1940-2018
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Leroy George, age 78 years, of Blairstown, Missouri passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. Interment will be in Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Leroy was born February 11, 1940, in Clinton, Missouri the son of Lloyd and Ruby (Barnhart) George. Leroy was a lifetime farmer and resident of Henry County. He carried mail in Blairstown and Chilhowee, Missouri for 36 years. Leroy enjoyed driving his red pickup truck with his dog Holly on the family farm. He had an immense passion for raising cattle and row crop. He loved to share stories and tell jokes with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ila June, and wife, Anna "Earleen" (Hough) George. Survivors include two sons, Russell George (Gena) of Blairstown, Missouri and Kelvin George (Jane) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, one daughter, Jackie Gardner (Lonnie) of Warrensburg, Missouri, one brother, Clifford George (Mary Alice) of Blairstown, Missouri, one sister, Barbara Redmond (Ron) of Duluth, Georgia, 3 grandchildren; Nathan George of Blairstown, Missouri, Ryan George of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Kelsie George of Boston, Massachusetts, step-grandson, Doug Wetzel of Leeton, Missouri, three step-great-grandchildren, Brett, Bradley and Gracie Wetzel of Leeton, Missouri, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

GEORGE, Lloyd Emmett
1907-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lloyd Emmett George, 86, of Blairstown passed away on June 8, 1994, at the Golden Valley memorial Hospital in Clinton. Lloyd was born October 5 1907, in the Garland community. He was the son of Bertha Harbstreet George and James George. Lloyd was a lifelong Henry County resident and was a farmer before he retired in 1976. He was a member of the Garland Baptist Church, former President of Henry County National Farmers Organization and had served as North District Judge of Henry County. He was united in marriage to Ruby Ann Barnhart on February 5, 1931. To this union were born Ila June, Leroy, Barbara and Clifford. In 1968, he was united in marriage with Rebecca Mays, who preceded him in passing in 1983. Lloyd is survived by one daughter, Barbara Redmond of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Leroy and Clifford George, both of Blairstown; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Oral George of Clinton; two sisters, Temple Croy of Versailles and Cleda George of California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Ann, and his daughter, Ila June. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 10, 1994 at the Sickman and Dunning Chapel. Burial was in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

GEORGE, Louise Allene FEWEL
1906-1991
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Louise Allene Fewel was born in Calhoun May 12, 1906, the daughter of Lee H. Fewel and Flora Jane Shepard Fewel. She passed away in Lowry City July 16, 1991, at the age of 85 years, two months and four days. She was married to Troy E. George May 11 1946, and the couple lived in Clinton for many of their married years, Troy passed away November 24, 1987. She is survived by one son, Jack Farmer of Clinton; one brother, Eugene Fewel, Lawrence, Kansas; one granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Calhoun Methodist Church. Funeral services were Friday, July 19, 1991, Consalus Chapel, Clinton.

GEORGE, Mabel ELLIOTT
1909-1992
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mabel Elliott George, 83, formerly of Clinton, died Friday, March 6, 1992 in Hollywood, Florida. She is survived by two sons, William Lee George of Pembroke Pines, Florida and Alfred George of Olathe, Ks.; one daughter, Glenna Kaufman of Hollywood, Florida; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Tuesday at Englewood.

GEORGE, Mary B. PARKS
1852-1891
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Died in Calhoun on Feb 7th (1891), Mrs. Mary George, aged 39 years. Deceased was a devoted member of the Baptist church and will be greatly missed by the members of that church and the citizens of Calhoun. The funeral services were Sunday afternoon, and the remains followed to their last resting place, in the cemetery, by a large crowd of relatives and sorrowing friends.

GEORGE, Mary Jane SWART
1869-1931
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. W. T. George - "She has fought a good fight; she has finished her course, she has kept the faith." Death has again invaded the Garland community, taking from our midst a woman beloved by old and young. Mary Jane Swart was born October 3, 1869 and passed the portal of suffering at 7:25 a.m., January 14. At an early age she was converted and united at the Salem Baptist church, but later moved her membership to Garland. On September 3, 1885, she was united in marriage to W. T. George. To this union were born three children: John, of near Chilhowee; Emory, of near, Clinton, and Temple, who preceded her mother in death on May 9, 1928. She also leaves James George, a stepson, who lives near Garland; two brothers, J. E. Swart, of Clinton and Chas. Swart, of Canada. She was an indefatigable worker. We, who knew her best, will remember how faithfully she served all - family, neighbors, friends and strangers - keeping ever in mind, "If I can only place one little brick in the pavement of the Lord's pathway, I will place it there, that coming generations may walk thereon to the heavenly city." There is nothing that gives more pleasure than real Christianity. It grows better each year of life and the best is yet to come after death. Ever industrious, yet never too busy to receive and gladden a childish heart or to listen to someone who enlisted her aid. Always pleasant, sweet and cordial, she was a woman whom you meet once in a life time, but by having met and passed, your life is never just the same again. She was indeed, a Good Samaritan. Rev. A. N. Lindsey conducted the funeral services at the Garland Baptist church, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in Englewood.

GEORGE, Mary Lucille WALKER DULABAN
1916-2005
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2005 - Mary Lucille George, 89, Clinton, died Friday, December 2, 2005. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 6, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Mary George was born November 30, 1916, In Henry County, Missouri, to W. H. Walker and Anna Belle (Beverston) Walker. On March 6, 1932, she married Roy O. Dulaban, a barber, of Clinton, Missouri. To this union three children were born: Bill, Sharon, and Marilyn. After Roy's death in 1962, Mary remained on the farm west of Clinton; and on September 18, 1965, married a long time friend, Oral George. Mary lived all her life in Henry County. She enjoyed her home, loved cooking and loved her family. She was known for her friendly smile as a cook in the Clinton School System, beginning at the Franklin School in approximately 1952, then going to Washington School, and later was head cook at Clinton High School. Preceding her in death was her husband, Oral George; son-in-law, Charles Nold; and grandson, Danny Hilt. Mary is survived by her children: Bill W. Dulaban and wife, Alta; Sharon Nold, all of Clinton; and Marilyn Secrest and husband, Terry, of Nixa, Missouri. She also left behind: two stepdaughters, Betty Jane D'Aunoy of Clinton and Oralyne Coon of Kansas City, Kansas; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

GEORGE, Maynard I.
1901-1998
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Maynard I. George, 96, Calhoun, died Wednesday, January 21, 1998, at nursing home in Nixa. He was born on a farm south of Calhoun November 26, 1901, the son of Lewis Henry George and Ollie Lelia (Combs) George. He attended grade school near Thrush, Calhoun High School for two years and then graduated from Clinton High School. On November 1, 1923, in Leesville, he married Roxie Jewell Briggs, who preceded him in death September 12, 1960. On May 5, 1967, in Calhoun, he married Mildred (Atwell) East, who preceded him in death April 12, 1992. Mr. George served the Citizens State Bank of Calhoun as assistant cashier from 1924 through 1942 and then served as a bank director from 1942 until 1990. He and his wife, Roxie, purchased a farm north of Calhoun in 1941 where he farmed and raised Angus cattle until his retirement in 1966. He guided many young men's and women's lives while he was a leader of the Calhoun 4-H Club from 1930 to 1947. Under his leadership, many champion 4-H cattle were shown. He was very unselfish and was always willing to help others. He was an active deacon, Sunday school teacher and a member in the Calhoun Baptist Church until his health failed.

GEORGE, Mildred ATWELL EAST
1906-1992
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mildred East George, 85, Calhoun died Sunday, April 12, 1992 at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born June 19, 1906 in Calhoun, daughter of Roland Atwell and Bertha Thrush Atwell. She was married May 6, 1967 in Calhoun to Maynard L. George, who survives at the home in Calhoun. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two step-daughters, Judith Cochran of Kansas City, and Elizabeth Finks of Kansas City; one stepson, Alfred George of Springfield; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, one sister, Agnes Nicholson of California; a brother, Wade Atwell, also of California. Funeral services were Tuesday at the Calhoun Baptist Church. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

GEORGE, Oral William Otto
1905-2001
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 2 2001 - Oral William Otto George died September 21, 2001, at his rural home at the age of 96. He was born August 4, 1905, to James Armstrong and Bertha Mae Harbstreet George on a farm northwest of Clinton in the Honey Creek community. He was the oldest of seven children and is survived by two sisters, Cleda George of Running Springs, California, and Temple Croy of Versailles. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ernest, Ervin and twin brothers, Floyd and Lloyd George. Also surviving is his wife of 36 years, Mary Dulaban George; two daughters, Betty J. D'Aunoy of Clinton and Oralyne Coon of Kansas City, Kansas; three step-children, Bill Dulaban and wife, Alta, Sharon Dulaban Nold, Marilyn Secrest and husband, Terry, Nixa; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. At a very young age, being the oldest child, Oral assumed an adult role in farming the family farmstead with his father. They also dug surface coal for heating purposes and had a small sawmill operation on the homeplace. Oral married Iva Clay Seaton, who preceded him in death in 1964. They made their home on a small farm west of Garland near his childhood home, and he worked for the Crowe Coal Company in conjunction with farming. He was a member of the Garland Baptist Church. Oral's 96 years were enriched by his caring nature for family and friends, lending a helping hand to all, always active in the community, assisting in the upkeep of the rural school and maintenance of the county roads. Oral was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held September 25 at the Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery with grandsons and great-grandsons, Donnie Hilt, Danny Hilt, Leonard L. Moree III, Derrell Dulaban, Joey Vincent and Joshua Moree, serving as pall bearers.

GEORGE, William Sherman
1878-1956
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Calhoun MO - Funeral services for William Sherman George, 78, were held Thursday at the Second Baptist Church in Calhoun. Mr. George passed away January 31, 1956. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery. William Sherman George, one of eight children of William Joseph and Ella Saxton George, was born January 1, 1878. While quite young he joined the Mt. Gilead Baptist church and his membership remained there throughout his lifetime. He was a fine, quiet gentleman whose administration and devotion to his family, neighbors and community were outstanding. He was married June 21, 1901 to a neighbor girl, Mary Elizabeth Bradfield who passed away in 1949. To their union six children were born, all of whom survive: Mrs. Charles Crawford of near Calhoun, who tenderly cared for her father during the past year when his eyesight failed; Mrs. Grover Hager, Clyde George of Calhoun; Clay George of Kansas City; Ray George of Sedalia and Mrs. Elwood Davis of Warsaw. He also leaves six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, Virgil George of Monett, MO. Three brothers and three sisters had preceded him in death.

GEORGE, William Travis
1858-1933
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
William Travis George was born about 13 miles northwest of Clinton, November 27, 1858, and departed this life September 9, 1933, at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 11 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Julia Forscythe, November 24, 1878. To this union two children were born, Ida, who died at the age of six months, and James A., who resides near the home. In February 1883, Mrs. George died and September 3, 1885, he was married to Miss Janie Swart who took the little boy into her life as one of her own children and she was "grandmammie," as they lovingly called her, to his children, the same as her own grandchildren. To this last union were given two sons and two daughters; one daughter dying in infancy, and the other, Mrs. Temple Ora (George) Law, on May 9 1927. the sons who survive are John William of Clinton, and Emery, northwest of Clinton. On January 14, 1931, death claimed another wife, leaving Mr. George alone as his sons were in homes of their own. August 11, 1932, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Alice Julian Arnold, of Kansas City, who tenderly cared for him in his declining days, doing everything possible for his comfort. His going leaves the devoted wife, three sons, 12 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a host of relatives and friends. He professed religion and united with the Salem Baptist church at the age of 45. He was a good husband, father, neighbor, honest in all his dealings with his fellow men. He was a lover of nice stock and especially did he take pride in his fine horses. In his younger days the George horses were known for miles around. He made a study of the diseases of animals and was always willing and ready to help a neighbor with their sick or ailing stock. The funeral service was held September 10, at the Garland Baptist church. Burial in Englewood.

GERAGHTY, Daniel B.
1908-1995
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Daniel Geraghty, 85, Clinton, died early Friday morning at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Survivors include a nephew, Paul Carney of Kansas. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home.

GERARD, Margaret Mae TAYLOR
1929-2014
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Margaret Mae (Taylor) Gerard was born July 20, 1929 to Walter and Ruth (Long) Taylor. Margaret attended Central Missouri State College during the summer and taught at Browning School during the school session. Margaret was united in marriage to Joseph John Gerard at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri on June 5, 1951. Four daughters were born to this union. Margaret spent many years as a farm wife and mother. Joe and Margaret operated the school buses for the Montrose R-14 School District for many years. After Joe’s death in 1977, Margaret continued to service the district. She also worked for Green Thumb office in Clinton as an administrative assistant until her health failed. Her joy in life was quilting and crafts. She made quilts for all four of her daughters, all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Margaret also loved to play cards, games and work puzzles. Her greatest joy later in life was the many visits from her girls, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Margaret was able to enjoy her 85th Birthday with her family in Ozark, Missouri on July 20th. Preceding Margaret in death was her husband Joe; her parents Walter and Ruth; sister Alice Hardin. Survivors include daughters: Ruth (Rich) Gould of West Point, Nebraska, Debbie (Jerry) Dines of Appleton City, Missouri, Denise (Joe) Gunja of Nixa, Missouri and Martha (Rick) Cook of Springfield, Missouri; eight grandchildren: Scott (Rondle) Dines of Appleton City, Missouri, Dusty (Joanna) Dines of Kansas City, Missouri, Gina Peek of Clinton, Missouri, Christopher (Noelle) Gunja of Kansas City, Missouri, Ruthie Gould (Dennis Born) of Berlin, Germany, Amanda Gould (Eric Doescher) of West Point, Nebraska, Danny Cook of Springfield, Missouri, and Lindsey Cook of Springfield, Missouri; niece Mylissa (Monty) Hilte of Montrose, Missouri; three great-grandchildren Hannah and Hailey Peek, and Taylor Dines; two great-nephews Zackary and Noah Hilte; one great-granddaughter Anna Witt; and one great-great-granddaughter Lilly Witt; several other nieces and nephews.

GERKEN, Blanche GREEN
1905-1994
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Blanche Gerken, the daughter of Arthur C. and Cora Alice (Robertson) Green, was born in Bates County and departed this life at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton on March 4, 1994 at the age of 88 years. Blanche lived all of her life in the Appleton City and Montrose area. She worked as a rural school teacher for much of her life and completed her teaching career by teaching in the Head Start Program, retiring in 1975. She was a member of the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church and the Care and Share Club of Montrose. She was united in marriage to Dave Gerken on August 25, 1935 in Sedalia. To this union one son was born. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Albert, Homer and Elmer Green; two sisters, flora Wilt and Flossie Mannen, and one grandson Randy Gerken. She is survived by one son Merle Gerken and his wife Joan of Clinton; three granddaughters, Debbie Le Brun, Cindy Kendus and Rhonda Reedy and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gerken always enjoyed gardening and took much pleasure from growing tomatoes along the front side of her apartment. She was fond of sharing her love with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she truly enjoyed being with her family, friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian-Methodist Church in Montrose Tuesday, March 8, 1994. Pall bearers were nephews Bert Green; Louis Mannen, Elmer Lee Mannen, Fred Eye, Willard Gerken and Ron Wainscott. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery.

GERKEN, Ethelene Alma BEHRENS
1927-1991
Cole Camp Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ethelene Alma Gerken, 64, Cole Camp, died Saturday, September 7, 1991 at her home. She was born April 3, 1927, near Cole Camp, daughter of Alvin and Alma Beckman Behrens. On June 6, 1954, in Cole Camp, she married Robert Gerken, who survives of the home. Mrs. Gerken was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cole Camp. She graduated from Central Missouri State University in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in music. She taught music in Prairie Home, Stover and Cole Camp. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Kyle, Cole Camp; two sisters, Erma Lee Tucker, Cole Camp, Lois Jean Viebrock, Versailles, and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, September 9, at Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp.

GERKEN, Stella Louise Mathilde
1897-1996
Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Stella Louise Mathilde Gerken, 98, died Saturday afternoon, August 3, 1996, at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home. She was born in Benton County near Lincoln, on December 20, 1897, the daughter of Friedrich and Bertha Noark Gerken. She grew up in Lincoln and then moved to Kansas City as a young woman where she worked as a cook and housekeeper for the Faulkner family for many years. In about 1950 she moved to Creighton and later Clinton where she lived until 1976. At that time she returned to Lincoln where she has been a resident at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home ever since. She is a lifelong member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and six brothers. She is survived by one brother, Richard Gerken, and his wife, Clara, of Clinton; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 6, at Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.

GERKEY, Melvin L.
1907-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Melvin Gerkey, a former Clinton resident, died Tuesday, February 18, 1992, at Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City. Arrangements are pending at Consalus Funeral Home.

GERNANT, Edith Evelyn
1928-2003
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 16 2003 - Edith E. Gernant, 75, Kansas City, died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at Independence Regional Health Center, Independence. She is survived by one brother, Elmer Gernant, Greybull, Wyoming. Funeral services will be Friday, December 19, 110 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

GETZ, Albert Lawrence
1913-2006
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2006 - Albert Lawrence Getz of Creighton was born July 27, 1913, near Mayesburg, the son of George and Rosie (Ade) Getz. He departed this life Sunday, December 17, 2006, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, at the age of 93 years, four months and 20 days. On March 26, 1939, Albert was united in marriage to Ruth Elsie Armstrong in Chula, Missouri. Albert was a farmer. He was a member of the Evangel Presbyterian Church, Urich. Albert for many years was the sexton and board member of the Grant Cemetery association, Creighton. When his health permitted, he enjoyed traveling the country with his RV club. Albert enjoyed going to coffee with his friends in Creighton and Urich. He had lived in the same house for 81 years and had moved to Creighton in 1920. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Elsie on August 17, 1999; a grandson Aaron Collins; four brothers, John, Herman, Chris and George; a sister Bertha Turner. He is survived by a son A. J. Getz and wife Pam, Maywood; a daughter Dixie Lee Collins and husband Carl, Marshall; six grandchildren, Lisa, Paula, Lance, Candy, Justin and Brooke; four great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Thursday, December 21, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery.

GETZ, Herman E.
1898-1995
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Herman E. Getz, 97, Topeka, died Monday, October 9, 1995, at a Topeka nursing home. Mr. Getz was employed by the railroad until he retired in 1967. He was born May 4, 1898, in Urich, the son of George and Rose Getz. He had lived in Topeka 72 years. Mr. Getz was a member of First Christian Church, a 66-year member of Topeka Lodge No. 17 AF&AM, the Arab Temple and the Scottish Rite. Mr. Getz was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Dimaria, in 1987. Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Gettig, Portland, Ore.; a sister, Bertha Turner, Clinton; a brother, Albert Getz, Creighton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial in Prairie Home Cemetery was private.

GETZ, Naomi Marie GRAGG
1907-2005
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 9 2005 - Naomi Marie Gragg Getz, daughter of Nobal and Katie Bouse Gragg, was born June 13, 1907, near Montrose. On Friday, May 13, 2005, after gracing this world with the unique gifts of her personality and abilities for 97 years, she quietly departed this life and went home to God. She received her elementary education at Cleveland and Camp Branch schools and graduated from Montrose High School as valedictorian of her class in 1925. Being blessed with Christian parents, she received Jesus Christ into her life at a young age and was a member of the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church the rest of her life. Naomi was an active member of the Hopewell Missionary Auxiliary and was honored as a Perpetual Member and a Golden Patron Member in recognition of over 50 years of faithful service to the Cumberland Presbyterian Mission Program. On April 5, 1940, Naomi married John Getz. They made their home in the Piper community, until moving to Clinton in 1955. There they shared a duplex with Naomi's parents until John's death in October 1956. Naomi continued to care for her parents. Naomi became known as "the excellent alteration lady" at McCune's Clothing Store and there made many friends. Her love of sewing included crocheting and quilting. She was a member of the Happy Hour Quilting Cub and the Better Home Improvement Club. Naomi was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John; a brother Lawrence Gragg, and a niece, Carol Jean. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Albert Getz of Creighton; two nephews, Lawrence Burton Gragg of Florida and R. J. Gragg of Colorado, as well as several great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Tuesday, May 17. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery, Montrose.

GETZ, Ruth Elsie ARMSTRONG
1918-1999
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 25 1999 - Mrs. Ruth Elsie Getz of Creighton was born September 10, 1918, near Garden City, the daughter of Charles Curtis and Grace Maud (Price) Armstrong. She departed this life Tuesday, August 17, 1999, at her home near Creighton, at the age of 80 years, 11 months and seven days. On March 26, 1939, Elsie was united in marriage to Albert Lawrence Getz in Cuba, Mo. Elsie was employed as a tax examiner for the IRS Bannister Service Center, Kansas City, from 1969 until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the Evangel Presbyterian Church, Urich, and the golden Roamers Camping Club, Clinton. Elsie was a 1937 graduate of the Garden City High School and looked forward to attending the high school reunions. She received an Associates of Arts degree from Longview Community College, Kansas City, in December 1975, and later received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, in May 1978. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Aaron Collins. She is survived by her husband, Albert Getz of the home; a son, A. J. Getz, West Quincy; a daughter, Dixie Lee Collins and her husband Carl, Marshall; six grandchildren, Lisa, Paula, Lance, Candy, Justin and Brooke; a sister, Edith Engelbrecht, Farmington, New Mexico; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Friday, August 20, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery, near Creighton.

GIALDE, Angeline CICERO
1922-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2001 - Angeline C. Gialde, 78, Kansas City, died Sunday, August 19, 2001, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, August 22, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kansas City. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Gialde was born October 27, 1922, in Kansas City. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas J. Gialde, Jr., in 1948, and her parents, Steve and Isabelle Cicero. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Thomas J. Gialde; sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Joseph and Mary Gialde, Dr. Steve and Joanne Gialde, Thomas M. and Tracey Gialde; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Teresa and Gary Calcara; brother and sister-in-law, Salvatore and Rosalie Cicero; sister and brother-in-law, Josephine and Stan Gialde; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

GIBBENS, Lena M.
1910-2002
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 12 2002 - Lena M. Gibbens, 91, Lowry City, a retired elementary teacher, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 14, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

GIBBONS, Blanch
n/a-1907
Clinton MO, Mar 30 1907 - Died, Miss Blanch Gibbons at her home on the corner of Franklin and 3rd, Sunday afternoon after 7 years suffering with dropsy and heart trouble. A member of the Episcopal church. She has made her home in Cinton for the past 20 years with her friend, Miss Ellen D. Moorehead, and helped to care for Miss Moorehead's orphan nieces and nephews. Her father lives in Zanesville, Ohio and she was taken there for burial.

GIBSON, Bernice Estell PERSONS
1912-2007
Finey Church Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2007 - Bernice Estell Gibson, daughter of Charles and Emily (Galloway) Persons, was born September 24, 1912, in Saginaw, Michigan, and died August 4, 2007, at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, at the age of 94. Bernice was a certified nurses assistant, doing private duty nursing before she retired. She lived in Buckner before moving to Deepwater 16 years ago. She was a member of the Finey Baptist Church, Deepwater. She is survived by her son Jack Northrup of Clinton; three grandchildren, Christine Lucier of Clinton, Gordon Northrup and Mary Jane Copenhaver, both of Lee's Summit; as well as six great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Services were held August 7 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Finey Cemetery, Deepwater.

GIBSON, Carrie Anna EVANS McDONALD
1882-1929
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Urich Herald, Urich MO, Vol. 36 No 18 - Carrie Anna Evans, daughter of John and Lillian Evans, was born at Columbus, Kansas, October 22, 1882, and died September 3, 1929, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, her age being 45 years, 10 months and 12 days. In 1899 she was united in marriage to Paul H. McDonald. To this union was born one son, Arthur McDonald, who survives her. In 1915 she was married to James F. Gibson, who preceded her in death, May 1924. Besides her son she leaves to mourn her departure her mother, Mrs. Lillian Bradley, a sister, Mrs. T. U. Jefferson, both of this city, and a brother, W. H. Evans, of Wichita, Kansas. At an early age she was converted and united with the Methodist church at Lucas, holding to the faith until the end. For some time she had been employed at the Palace Clothing Company's store in Kansas City, and six of her friends, associate employees, accompanied the body to this city and attended the funeral services. H. P. Smith and R. E Graham, local undertakers, went to Kansas City Tuesday and brought the body to this city and to the home of I. R. and T. U. Jefferson, from which place funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon and interment made at the Urich Cemetery.

GIBSON, Delmar O.
abt 1924-1992
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Delmar O. Gibson, 68, route three, Clinton, died Thursday, February 6, 1992, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Consalus Funeral Home.

GIBSON, Donald James
1939-1991
Greenton Cemetery, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Donald J. Gibson, 52, Chilhowee, died Sunday, September 29, 1991 at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Laura of the home; his mother, Osa Koehler, Chilhowee; his stepfather, Fred Koehler, Sedalia; four stepchildren, Timothy Crowell, Independence, Pamela Graham, Kansas City, Regan Crowell, Ladue, and Sandra Welcher, Raytown; three sisters, Jean Rosa, Kansas City, Carolyn Heerman, Beeman, Ne., and Jane Janzen, Kansas City; a stepsister, Colene Holcomb, Spokane, Wa.; a stepbrother, Larry Koehler, Spokane; and 12 grandchildren. Following cremation, memorial services were held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Colbern Road Reorganized Latter Day Saints Church in Blue Springs.

GIBSON, John R.
1922-1988
New Hope Cemetery, Marion, Cole Co, MO
John R. Gibson, 66, Tucson, AZ, died Wednesday, June 15, 1988, as the result of an automobile accident south of Warrensburg at the junction of Y Road and Highway 13. He was born Jan 15, 1922, in Urich, MO, the son of John W. Gibson and Nellie (Farnsworth) Gibson. On May 9, 1942, he married Ruby Orth in Centertown, MO. Mr. Gibson was a retired US Air Force Colonel. He was a pilot and had served in WW II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Surviving are his wife; one son, Michael Gibson, Honolulu, Hawaii; three daughters, Lynda Gibson, Seligman, AZ; Pamela Gibson, Honolulu, and Patricia VanCleve, Austin, TX; one brother, Charles, Seattle, WA; and one sister, Lillian Dakopolos, Tucson, AZ. Memorial services were held at Holdren Funeral Home. Following cremation, burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Marion, MO.

GIBSON, Margaret Ann
1928-1986
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Margaret Ann Gibson, 58, 1803 E. Green St., Clinton, died Saturday, August 9, 1986, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born Jan 26, 1928, in Cook, NE, and had lived in Warrensburg for more than 30 years, moving to Clinton 2 1/2 years ago. She had retired in 1982 after 30 years as an assistant industrial engineer with Whiteman Air Force Base. Surviving is her husband, Raymond, of the home in Clinton; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Ward of Blairstown and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Christian Church with burial in the Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee.

GIBSON, Richard Z.
1926-2003
Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia, Jefferson Co, WI
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 31 2003 - Richard Z. Gibson, 76, Deepwater, husband of Lureta J. Kahler-Gibson, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at his home. He had been suffering from cancer for the last three months. Owner of the Health Corner with his wife, he was semiretired from a 40 plus year career as a traveling salesman. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the VFW and a lifetime member of the DAV. He was born November 1, 1926, in Iroquis, South Dakota, to Robert and Mary Zollinger Gibson. He was married in 1948 to Donna Coulter, who died in 1985. He married Lureta J. Kahler January 1, 1992, in Wisconsin and lived in Montour, Iowa, until last year. Survivors include his wife, Lureta; his brother, Robert (Jeanne) Gibson, Loudon, Tennessee; three children, Barbara Gibson, St. Paul, Minnesota, Rick Gibson and wife Wendi and Bethene Murphy and husband Dan, all of Laurel, Iowa; stepdaughter, Deborah J. Triplett, Iowa City, Iowa and four grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter Debra, and his first wife Donna. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 2, at the Living Faith United Methodist Church, Montour, Iowa. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 3, at the Glenview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Ixonia, Wisconsin.

GIELEP, John
1832-1914
St. Ludger Cemetery, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Oct 9 1914 - John Gielep died at his home, Oct. 4, 1914 after an illness of three days. He was born in Prussia September 1832, and came to this country in his childhood days. His death was caused by a complication of diseases. He was not afraid to pass beyond the dark river and meet his God. He leaves a wife, son and daughter besides a number of friends to mourn his loss. He was possessed of excellent qualities and esteemed by all. As a friend he was true and faithful, ever ready to lend a help-hand whenever it was needed. His remains were interred at the Germantown cemetery beside those of his daughter. The writer extends sympathy to the bereaved family. - Montrose Recorder, Oct 16 1914 - John A. Gielep was born in Germany in 1832, died at his home near Germantown Oct. 4, 1914 after a few hours of sickness. When 12 years of age he came to America with his parents settling in Illinois where he was married to Miss Dora Riemiller. To this union were born three children, George, Mary and another daughter, who preceeded him to the grave. For almost half a century he has lived on his farm near Germantown and by square dealing and kind acts won many friends among his neighbors and acquaintances. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn his loss besides a wide circle of friends who join the Recorder in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.

GIESELMAN, Luella Louise MUNSTERMAN
1901-1995
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Luella Louise Munsterman Gieselman was born May 7, 1901, in Havel, Illinois, the daughter of John Joseph and Catherine (Brockamp) Munsterman. She died Friday, October 20, 1995, at the Golden Valley memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 94. Luella was united in marriage to Clarence Gieselman on April 15, 1926, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich. She had lived in the Urich area for 91 years. Mr. Gieselman preceded her in death November 30, 1987. Mrs. Gieselman enjoyed playing the piano. She also took great pleasure in sewing and gardening. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich and the Altar Society. She is survived by one son, Dale Gieselman, Urich; two daughters, Bernadine Goth, Clinton, and Sister Madonna, Independence; one sister Katy Daldrup, Appleton City; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, October 23, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Urich. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GIESELMAN, Margaret Catherine KANTNER
1912-2008
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 23 2008 - Margaret (Margie) Catherine (Kantner) Gieselman, daughter of Edward and Mary Grasher Kantner, was born near Hartwell on Nov. 17, 1912, and died in Clinton on April 22, 2008, at the age of 95 years. She moved with her parents to a farm west of Clinton where she met and married Walter Gieselman on Sept. 18, 1934, who preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1988. This Was a double wedding with her sister, Sophia and Edward Oswald. They moved to a farm south of Urich and later to Harrisonville, where she did sewing, church work and helped her husband with his business as a farm machinery mechanic. They moved to Deepwater, then north of Clinton where they farmed, later moving to Clinton where she worked for 26 years in the public school lunch programs She was always ready to help someone in need, babysat, did washings and ironings and cleaned homes. She loved to sew and made many quilts for her children and grandchildren, as well as fancywork and craft items. She had a large garden and did lots of canning. She loved sitting by a stream with a fishing pole in her hand. She loved flowers and her yard was a place of beauty, especially in the spring. Her greatest joy was her children, Joan (Francis) Quick, Beverly Gieselman and Wayne (Helen) Gieselman; grandchildren, Diann (Steve) Foster, Deborah (Mark) Olsen, Dan (Debbie) Quick and Anessa Gieselman, and great-grandchildren, Harrison Foster, Hunter Foster and Holly Quick. She is survived by one sister, Rosie Boden and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Andrew Kantner, and one sister, Sophia Oswald. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Saturday, April 26. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

GIESELMAN, Raymond J.
1933-2011
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Raymond J. Gieselman, age 78 of Clinton, died December 6, 2011 at St. Luke's hospital in Kansas City, MO. Raymond was born on January 15, 1933 to John and Agnes (Hake) Gieselman in Urich, MO. After graduating from high school with the honor of valedictorian of his class of 1950, Raymond entered the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, he attended college, receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree from Finley College. On February 11, 1956, Raymond married Joan Swaters at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, MO. Raymond worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the Petroleum Industry. Retiring in 1984, he and Joan moved to Clinton in 1986. Surviving Raymond is his wife of the home; 7 children, Kenneth John, Karen Magdalene, Carl Bernard, Diane Agnes, Edward James, Anita Ann, and Janet Marie; 11 grandchildren, Nicole Christine, Austin Dee, Shelby Anne, Brianna Nicole, Sylvia Madison, Nicholas Preston, Cash Thomas, Brooke Elizabeth, Audrina Ray, Giselle Ann, and Jonathan Ray; 1 brother, Henry Gieselman; and 3 sisters, Mary Helen Engeman, Lucille Koenig, and Francis Jones. Preceding Raymond in death were his parents. A funeral mass will be held Monday, December 12, at Holy Rosary, interment to follow at Englewood Cemetery.

GIESLER, Aleene R.
abt 1924-2005
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 6 2005 - Mrs. Aleene R. Giesler, 81, Osceola, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at her home. The widow of Dr. Don Giesler, she had been an Osceola area resident since 1960. She was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, assisted her husband in the Tri-County Clinic and later was a staff member of the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was a member of Osceola First Baptist Church, the University of Missouri Jefferson Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Retired Army Nurse Corps Association. Survivors include her daughter, Juliana Holloway; two stepdaughters, Dina Giesler and Deborah Sherwin; a sister Dorothy Davis; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 7, at First Baptist Church in Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

GIESLER, Ethel Robena COOK
1900-1966
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Tuesday, Jul 5 1966 - MRS. EVERETT GIESLER LIFELONG COUNTIAN - Funeral services for Mrs. Everette Giesler 66, of 705 East Ohio, Clinton, who died June 30 at her home, were held Saturday, July 2, at the Vansant Funeral Home. Interment was in the LaDue cemetery. Ethel Robena Cook, daughter of James and Isabel Lilly Cook was born May 5, 1900 at Clinton. On Oct. 31, 1923, she married Everette R. Giesler. They had lived in Clinton since 1930, prior to that they lived on a farm near Clinton. In 1918 she became a member of the Presbyterian Church, remaining true to the faith she professed throughout her life. She leaves her husband of the home; three brothers, William and Howard Cook; Clinton, Woodrow Cook, Marshall; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Giesel, Iantha, Mo., many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

GIESY, Jean N.
1938-1993
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jean N. Giesy, 54, 208 West Henry Street, died Friday, April 9, 1993 at Meadow Brook Manor in Clinton. She is survived by a long time friend and companion, Vernal Vinzant, of the home. Graveside services were held Monday at Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

GILBERT, Amanda Belle COLLINS
1868-1936
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. T. J. Gilbert died at her home northwest of Clinton at 4:45 Monday morning. She had been acutely ill the past several weeks and under the care of a trained nurse the last five weeks. Amanda Belle Collins, member of an old Missouri family was born July 29, 1868, north of Clinton, where she grew to maturity. She and T. J. Gilbert were married September 15, 1888 at the home of her parents, 7 miles northwest of Clinton. Their union was blessed with seven children. Mr. Gilbert preceded his wife in death five years ago November 20. Surviving her are four children, Guynn Gilbert, a mile east of Deepwater; Mrs. Raymond Ferry, Lawrence, Kans., and Dot and Denver Gilbert of the home. Denver went to California two months ago, but returned to Henry County when he received word of the illness of his mother. The grandchildren, two sons of Mrs. Ferry and the son and four daughters of Guynn Gilbert, all beloved by Mrs. Gilbert, also one great grandson, Wayne Groff, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Cathcard also survive her in Kansas City. Mrs. Gilbert was held in high esteem by her neighbors and counted a long list of friends. She joined the Baptist church at Garland many years ago, and remained loyal to the teachings of her Master until her death. A natural homemaker, she took great interest in her home and directed much of her energy toward raising poultry on her farm. She took an active interest in all farm duties, and lived a good and useful life. The funeral service was conducted at the First M.E. church in Clinton on Wednesday, and burial was in Englewood. Consalus & Peck were in charge.

GILBERT, Anna Evelyn WHITE
1913-2006
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2006 - Anna Evelyn Gilbert, 93, of Clinton died May 16, 2006 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Englewood Cemetery. She was born April 18, 1913, in Clinton, Missouri, daughter of Joseph Lee and Mary Anna Ford White. She was united in marriage to Denver Jefferson Gilbert in May 1934. She was a homemaker and worked along side her husband on their family farm. Preceding her in death is her parents, husband, eight siblings, one grandson, Gregg Allen Middaugh and one son-in-law, Roger Thorp. Survivors include two daughters, Janice Kay Gilbert, Clinton; Anita Ann Thorp, Albuquerque, New Mexico; one brother, Lindsey Franklin White, Clinton; one sister, Winifred Ellen Setzer, Kansas City; two grandchildren, Sheila Middaugh-Byrne, Pleasant Hill and Annie Lea Preece, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

GILBERT, Annie Bell CHILCOTE
1865-1944
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Old And Beloved Henry County And Clinton Resident Suffered Pneumonia - Mrs. A. B. Gilbert, who had made her home North Third street the past 20 years or more died there at 1:30 P.M. Friday, December 8th, 1944. Mrs. Gilbert had not been well the past year and in April suffered a severe attack of pneumonia from which she was long months recovering and when she was seized with another attack this fall her family knew that her strength would not be sufficient to combat the course of the disease. Her sons and daughters were with her during her illness lending her every comfort and reflecting the abiding love that had always flowed from her warm heart to them. Annie Bell Chilcote was born in Tuscola, Ill., January 29, 1865 the daughter of Joshua and Sally Chilcote. As a little girl of five she moved with her parents to Henry County which became their permanent home. As a girl she was reared in the Methodist church, attending at Quarles and later became a member at Shawnee Mound of the Presbyterian congregation. William Henry Gilbert became her husband March 3, 1878 and they made their first home north of Clinton, residing thereafter in several parts of the county until Mr. Gilbert retired from active farming about 1920 and they moved to Clinton. Mr. Gilbert died a few years later. Seven children were born into the Gilbert home, six of whom survive: Harry R. Gilbert of Clinton; Virgil W. Gilbert of Sedalia and J. J. Gilbert of Beatrice, Neb.; Mrs. Myrtle Eckoff of Warrensburg; Mrs. Ollie Bradley and Mrs. Ora Langford of Shawnee Mound. Nineteen grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren also survive and two brothers, Earl and Frank Chilcote of Portland, Ore. Mrs. Gilbert moved her membership to the Clinton Presbyterian Church when they moved here to reside and had been a faithful loyal member ever since. Beautiful in thought and spirit, she was a wonderful Christian character, kindness emanating from a naturally generous heart that drew within her scope of concern, not only her children and others of her big family, but neighbors and friends who treasured her above most of the people known to them. Yet her home and her family were ever her chief interests and the sweetness of her "Mothering" will keep her always enshrined in their memories. Sunday services were at the Presbyterian Church and the body was laid to rest in Englewood cemetery. She was borne to her last resting place by her grandsons, Preston Langford of Lincoln, Neb.; Lyman Langford of Indiana; Harold Langford of Lincoln, Ill.; Cpl. Francis Langford of Jefferson Barracks; James H. Langford of Clinton; Paul Bradley of Windsor. Two other grandsons in service were not able to be present. Staff Sgt. Gilbert Bradley who is now at Amarillo, Tex., just returned from an overseas mission and Pvt. Denver Langford who is on the high seas.

GILBERT, Berniece HOCHSTEDLER LAWSON
1921-2005
King's Prairie Cemetery, Dallas Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 4 2005 - Berniece Gilbert, 83, Osceola and formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born October 1, 1921, in Osceola to Leonard and Rosie Hochstedler. She was a veteran of World War II and was the first woman in Kansas City to join the Navy Waves and served as a nurse in Oakland, California. She was preceded in death by two husband, James F. Lawson and Edgar T. Gilbert. She is survived by four children, Pam and Elesa, Osceola, James, Kansas City, and David, Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Bobby, Jessica, Alex and Billy, all of Osceola; three sisters, Bernita Cone, Marie Knight and Kathy Tillotson, all of Osceola; a brother Eugene Hochstedler, Temple, Texas; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 5, 10 a.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Kings Prairie Cemetery, near Osceola.

GILBERT, Cecil Lester
1901-1984
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Cecil Lester Gilbert was born April 12, 1901 in Mesa City, Arizona Territory, the son of John Lester Gilbert and Laura Belle Evans Gilbert. At an early age He moved with his family to a farm near Lebanon, Oregon. In 1909 the family moved to a farm near Tightwad, Missouri. As a young man he was employed in Kansas City, Missouri and worked on farms during the harvest season throughout the Great Plains, from Oklahoma through North Dakota. On December 25, 1931 Cecil married Edna Cecil Hayter of Tightwad, Missouri. They were married by "Uncle" Billy Briggs in his home near Leesville, Missouri. In 1953 Cecil and Edna purchased a farm near Tightwad Missouri. Here Cecil lived until his death. Cecil joined Tebo Baptist Church in 1950. He served faithfully as a deacon for more than twenty years. Cecil was preceded in death by four sisters: Mary Augusta Gilbert, Thurza Marguerite Gilbert Parks, Anna Grace Gilbert, and Ethel Laura Gilbert. Survivors include his wife, Edna, of the home; his son, Fred, his daughter-in-law, Mary, and two grandchildren, Amanda and Matthew of Manlius, New York, a sister, Mrs. Ada Laughlin of Independence, Missouri; a brother, John of Tightwad, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

GILBERT, Dot Thomas
1911-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 24 2004 - Dot Thomas Gilbert was born October 23, 1911, to Amanda Belle and Thomas Jefferson (T.J.) Gilbert on the Gilbert family farm, seven miles west of Clinton. He died September 2, 2004, at Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City. Mr. Gilbert had an eighth grade education from White School. He became a cattle farmer and also worked at Peabody Coal Company. On June 5, 1935, he married Mary Katherine Keck in Warrensburg. As a young man he helped build the home he and his wife lived in for 43 years. Mr. Gilbert was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved to roller skate, square dance and play cards. He belonged to the First Presbyterian Church and the Elks Club. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Katherine; a twin brother and five other siblings. He is survived by one daughter, Pam Allman and husband George, Gilbert, Arizona; two grandchildren, Meredith Taylor and Charles Allman of Springfield. Graveside services were held September 4 at Englewood Cemetery.

GILBERT, Edna Cecil HAYTER
1915-1997
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Cecil Gilbert died Friday, August 22, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 82 years, four months and one day. She was born April 21, 1915, in eastern Henry County, the daughter of William Lynton and Cordelia Morse Hayter. When Edna was about 14-years-old, her family bought a farm near Tightwad. Her future husband, Cecil Lester Gilbert, was the son of a neighboring farmer. Cecil and Edna were married December 25, 1931, at the home of Rev. William "Uncle Billy" Briggs. After their marriage, they bought their own farm north of Tightwad. They lived there until Cecil's death in 1984. Besides helping on the farm, Edna worked for many years at Wetzel Hospital. In 1989, Edna moved to Clinton where she resided until her death. Edna was a member of the Tebo Baptist Church and an active member of her community, serving as Sunday school teacher, 4-H Club leader and active school parent. After moving to Clinton, Edna was a member of the Poly Credo Bible Study Club and a faithful volunteer at the Samaritan Center. She is survived by one son Fred Gilbert and wife Mary, Manlius, New York; one sister, Gladice Kunz, Humble, Texas; one brother Gene Hayter, Independence; two grandchildren, Matthew Gilbert, Manlius, New York, and Amanda Gilbert, Columbia; also six nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother Clay Hayter, and an infant brother. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 26, at Tebo Baptist Church in Henry County. Burial was in the Tebo Cemetery.

GILBERT, Fannie Cecil ALLEN WARD
1906-1995
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Fannie Cecil Allen Gilbert was born February 1, 11906, in Gerster, the daughter of James B. and Louisa (Stoll) Allen. She died Monday, December 18, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 89. Fannie lived in the Clinton area most of her life. On August 7, 1947, in Clinton, she was married to James Henry Gilbert, who preceded her in death in August 1969. For a number of years, Fannie worked as a dental technician. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and the Roberta Rebekah Lodge @297. She is survived by seven grandchildren, Phillip M. Parks, Stephen W. Parks, Gail J. Parks and Jeri Raynor, all of Clinton, Randy Foster, Ron Foster and Chris Foster, all of Kansas City, and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; 10 brothers and sisters; two daughters, Shirley Daugherty on August 18, 1990, and Gloria Warnock on November 27, 1995. Funeral services were Thursday, December 21, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GILBERT, Helen
1913-2010
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2010 - Helen Gilbert, 96, Warrensburg, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Country Club Care Center. Miss Gilbert was born on October 19, 1913, in Liberal, the daughter of Harry Robert and Margaret (Lane) Gilbert. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1931. She graduated from Cottey College in Nevada in 1933, received her B.S. degree in Education from Central Missouri State University in 1935, and in 1940, she received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. Her other advanced studies were done at the University of Nebraska, University of Missouri and Wichita Kansas State University. After teaching in public schools for several years, she was appointed by the YWCA to establish and direct the USO in San Antonio, Texas, during World War II. IN June 1947, she became an Associate Professor and Director of Recreation at CMSU. She retired from Central Missouri State in September 1980 after 33 years of.service. To honor her years of service with CMSU, the Helen Gilbert Student Activities Center was dedicated in December 2001. She was a 69-year member of the Chapter H.W. of PEO Sisterhood and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg. Survivors include a niece, Helen Martin and husband, Quinton, and a nephew, Many Farnsworth and wife, Bette, all of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and numerous great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harry Robert Gilbert Jr. and two sisters, Sarah Margaret Gilbert and Lucille Farnsworth. Funeral services will be Monday, March 8, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

GILBERT, James Willis
1925-1981
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Kansas City Star - James Willis Gilbert, 55, of 1539 Lister, died Friday at a hospital in Clinton, MO. He was born in Clinton, MO. and had lived in this area since 1951. He was a supervisor at the Missouri State Employment Service since 1951. He was an Army veteran of World War ll. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton. He leaves his mother, Fay Gilbert, Clinton. Services will be Monday at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton; burial in Englewood Cemetery there. Military, Pfc. Army Medical Corps. WW ll. Was never married.

GILBERT, Janice Kay
1937-2011
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2012 - Janice Kay Gilbert, daughter of Denver and Evelyn (White) Gilbert, was born June 6, 1937, in Garland. She died on November 26, 2011, at Research Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 74 years. Janice was a farmer and enjoyed her animals and the great outdoors. She was also a member of Garland Baptist Church, Garland. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Anita Thorp, and nephew Greg Middaugh. Janice is survived by her two nieces, Sheila Bryne (Thomas) Pleasant Hill, and Annie Preece of Albuquerque, New Mexico; numerous cousins and family members; good friends, Effie Hubbard and Kay Holt, and her very dear kitty, Precious. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, December 2. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

GILBERT, John Lawrence
1909-1992
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John L. Gilbert, 83, 1801 Gaines Drive, died Monday evening, Dec. 14, 1992 at golden Valley Hospital. Among survivors is a daughter, Arline Drury of Clinton. - John Lawrence Gilbert, 83, Clinton, died Monday, December 14, 1992, at Golden Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 17, at the Consalus Chapel. Burial will be in the Parks Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Gilbert was born in Henry County. He was a lifelong resident of Henry County. He worked for many years as a sheet metal worker for the Sherman Plumbing Company, Clinton, before his retirement. Mr. Gilbert was a World War II veteran. He is survived by one daughter, Arline Drury of Clinton; one sister, Ada Laughlin of Independence; one granddaughter and three great-grandsons.

GILBERT, Julia Deldee CHEATHAM
1890-1943
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Guyn Gilbert died suddenly about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 1943, at her home in Deepwater from a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Gilbert had accompanied her daughter and baby to Clinton that morning and on the way home about noon she became ill. Upon arriving home a physician was called but his administrations were to no avail. Julia D. Cheatham was born in Garland, April 20, 1890, the only daughter of John T. and Georgia Mastin Cheatham. She spent her entire life in Henry County, having lived in Deepwater the past 10 years. At an early age she professed her faith in Christ and united with Garland Baptist Church where she still held her membership. For a number of years she was church organist, and was devoted and faithful to her church and her Lord, attending as much as possible. January 31, 1913 she was united in marriage to Guyn N. Gilbert, and to this union five children were born.; Mrs. Forest Groff, Urich; Mesdames Jessee E. Crawford, A. C. McGlade Jr., W. J. Copeland; and son, Cpl. Paul C. Gilbert, U.S. Army, Columbia, S.C. Mrs. Gilbert's strength had been tested greatly, and as she lost her only brother in France in 1918, she constantly feared for the safety of her only son, who entered the service Dec. 2, 1942. Paul was home on a 15 day furlough in May when the family circle was complete, except for one member who was ill She had also nursed her grandchildren through whooping cough this summer, and had cared for her husband who is now at the State Sanatorium at Mr. Vernon for treatment. Mrs. Gilbert had suffered from high blood pressure for the past two years, but had been as well as usual. Besides her husband and children, she is survived by her aged father, J. T. Cheatham of Deepwater; her devoted grandchildren, Forest Wayne, and James Allen Groff,; Paul Thomas and Ronald Eugene McGlade; William Gilbert Copeland and Joyce Ann Crawford, the latter being only three weeks old, was her special pride. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Baptist Church in Deepwater.

GILBERT, Margaret Ann GUIN
1835-1931
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Heavenly Voyage Started - At The Ripe Old Age of 96, Mrs. Margaret Gilbert Is Rewarded - When Mrs. Margaret A. Gilbert learned a few weeks ago that the doctor said her spirit would soon go to Eternity, her face became illumined, she clapped her hands in joy, and as her youngest daughter entered the room, she said, "Have you heard the good news?" When the daughter asked "What"" she told her the doctor had said she would soon go to Eternity. No fears, no sighs, it was to her the welcome news of the greatest journey of her life. She who had always liked to travel and see things, now was going to the Promised Land, to be with her Master, whom she loved and worked for all her life. She embarked on this great journey Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at her home just east of Huntingdale, where she had been tenderly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. D. D. Crews and Mr. Crews, for many years. About a year ago, her son-in-law, E. J. Smith, took her to Kansas City in the car to see her grandson. It rained, and her son-in-law naturally thought that she would not care to go, but to his great surprise she was ready and waiting when he arrived, and the slippery road to the pavement did not trouble her, as she said she knew she was in the hands of a safe driver. She enjoyed this trip to Kansas City, at the age of 95, as if she had been half that age. She was interested in everything she saw, and when they suggested that some day she come up in an aeroplane, she agreed that she would the first time she could, as she enjoyed traveling to the limit, and the modern accommodations much more than she had the oxen, or the horse and buggy which had been used in her youth. Although opportunities for education were meagre, she seized them all. she made the most of everything that came her way. She was a good steward, one of whom, the Master approved. He always provided for her, even to the end. Mrs. Gilbert served her God, her home, her community, in a way that has left an indelible stamp for righteousness. Her influence was far reaching. It will ever be felt. She faced life as she faced death, as a new adventure, one filled with opportunity, for always in her heart and mind, were those precious promises of God, which she had interwoven with her life. This world would be so different if there were more like her. There was nothing to fear because a kindly Father watched above her. She held hands with God. The first and greatest commandment, "Love thy God with all thy heart," was supreme in her life. She put first things first. She always had money for her church, no matter how small her income. She believed that one should support the ministers and the activities of the church. She not only gave herself, but her money. For 30 years she was superintendent of the Huntingdale Methodist church Sunday school. In addition to that she taught the class of boys who have now grown into fine men. Her life was orderly, in every sense of the word, for she was always prepared for the morrow. This was proven even in the last days, as her mind was as clear as a bell until just a few hours before death came. In that time she planned the farewell party for her voyage to Eternity. In her life she had entertained ministers of many faiths in her home. She always went to hear every sermon she could, no matter what denomination. She desired that her grandsons be the pall bearers. They are: Dot and Denver Gilbert, Roy and Rolla Kinyon of near Clinton, Dale Smith, Lowry City, and Harry Gilbert of Kansas City. The funeral was carried out according to her wishes and was held at the Huntingdale church, Monday afternoon. The burial was in the Paul cemetery. Margaret Guin was born in Augusta county, Va., March 28, 1835 and three years later moved with her parents to Carrol, Ind. Here, when she was not yet 16, she met and married Peter Gilbert, January 22, 1851. She came with her husband to henry count at the close of the war, October 16, 1865. Her husband died many years ago. She raised a fine family of boys and girls. Twelve children were given to her and her husband, Peter Gilbert. Those now living are George W. Gilbert and William Gilbert, John Edwin Gilbert, Portland, Ore., T. J. Gilbert, Mrs. Elbert Smith, near Clinton; Walter Gilbert, Clinton; Mrs. D. L. Kinyon, north of Clinton, and Mrs. D. D. Crews, with whom she lived. There are nineteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Tena Harness, resides at Kokomo, Ind., and a brother, Geo. W. Guin, at Mawakee, Ind.

GILBERT, Mary Kathryn KECK
1912-2003
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 7 2003 - Mary Kathryn Gilbert, 91. formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, November 6, 2003, in Gilbert, Arizona, where she lived with her daughter and son-in-Iaw, Pam and George Allman. Funeral services will be Monday, November 10, at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. She was born September 21, 1912, in Clinton to Arthur Holly and Sallie Ann Meredith Keck. She attended Draughons Business College in Springfield. On June 5, 1935, she married Dot Thomas Gilbert in Warrensburg. She lived on the Gilbert farm north of Clinton 43 years and worked at Mattingly's, Clinton Creamery, AAA Office, Jennings Realty Company, Kreisler's Drug and then 24 years at the Farmers Bank of Clinton. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as Elder of the Session and treasurer of the Women's Association. She was a 4-H leader and was president of Cosmos Study Club and BPW. She was a member of the Clinton Country Club. Mrs. Gilbert lived her last 10 years with her daughter and son-in-law in Jefferson City and Gilbert, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Meredith (Bud) Keck and Charles Keck. Survivors include her husband, Dot Gilbert of Jefferson City, and her daughter, Pam Allman and husband, George Allman, Gilbert, Arizona; one granddaughter, Meredith Allman Taylor, and husband John, and one grandson, Charles Allman, all of Springfield; three nieces, Karen Albin and husband, Bob, Castle Rock, Colorado, Janice Gilbert, Clinton, and Anita Thorp, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and one nephew, Jim Keck and wife, B.K. of Newburgh, Indiana;

GILBERT, Ozella Fay JULIAN
1904-1983
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 1983 - Mrs. Ozella Fay Julian Gilbert, 78, 204 West Gravel Street, died Friday at Chastains. She is survived by three brothers, Estell Julian of Clinton, Bus Julian of Clinton, Ralph Julian of Springfield. Funeral services were Monday at the Consalus Chapel, with burial in Englewood.

GILBERT, Peter J.
1826-1900
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 17 1900 - Peter Gilbert was born near Knoxville, Tenn. August 25, 1826 and when about 22, he went to Indiana and at different periods resided in Howard and Cass counties,in that State. In 1851 in Howard County, Indiana, he married Miss Margaret A. Guin. In 1864, he moved to Iowa and, after about a year, returned to Indiana. In 1869, he moved to Henry County and located on a farm one mile and a quarter east of Huntingdale, where he lived until his death. He gave his heart to God in early childhood and united with the M. E. church. Near daylight, Tuesday morning, March 13, 1900, Bro. Gilbert was stricken with a severe attack of paralysis and after lingering until a quarter of 7 a.m., March 22, he passed from the life that now is, to that better life beyond. He leaves a wife, five sons and three daughters. A large congregation was present at the M. E. church at Huntingdale to pay their respects and all that was mortal of Peter Gilbert was laid to rest in the Paul cemetery near Huntingdale.

GILBERT, Thomas Jefferson "Jeff"
1856-1931
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Thomas Jefferson Gilbert first saw the light of day near Kokomo, Ind., on the third of February 1856, and he breathed his last on the 20th of November 1931. He was found dead in his garage possibly from carbon monoxide gas and possibly from apoplexy. There was no inquest. His earthly sojourn had lasted for 75 years, 9 months and 17 days. The first fourteen years of his life were spent at the place of his birth after which he moved with his parents on a farm near Huntingdale. Here he lived on this homestead until he was united in holy wedlock to Miss Belle Collins of Garland, on the 18th of September 1891. This union was blessed with seven children, three of whom preceded the father in death: Nanny and Luther, both at 20 years of age and Donald at the early age of only five months. Mr. Gilbert was a good husband and father, a thoughtful and kindly neighbor. His social qualities were such as to win for him a great host of friends. The large concourse of people who patiently waited at the First M. E. Church while the cortege was plowing its way through the mud by way of Garland, bore silent testimony that he was greatly respected and beloved by those who knew him. He was one of the outstanding farmers of Henry county, also being a noted cattle feeder. He owned several hundred acres of land and built a modern new farm home last year. Neither his energy nor his appearance would ever betray the fact that he had seen so many winters and summers. It was a little over a month ago that his saintly mother at the age of ninety-six was laid to rest. Although he was over 75 years, he nevertheless was grief stricken because of his devotion to her. He held his church membership with the Huntingdale congregation until he transferred it to the Clinton First M. E. Church on the 17th of September 1922. He is going to be very much missed not only by his loved ones but by an unusual large number of friends. He leaves to mourn his departure his beloved wife; his son, Gwnn, of Garland; his daughter, Mrs. Katherine Ferry, of Kansas City, and the twin sons, Denver and Dot who are at home. He also leaves four brothers, namely, George, William and Ed, of Portland, Oregon, and Walter of Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Jenny Smith of Huntingdale; Mrs. Florence Kinyon, of Clinton, and Mrs. Erkie Crews, of Huntingdale, besides seven grand children and many friends. It was at first planned that the funeral services should be held at the home, but on account of the high water and mud they were held in his church. The remains were laid to rest in beautiful Englewood.

GILBERT, W. Henry
1857-1923
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
At 1:35 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Henry Gilbert, a well known and long respected citizen of Henry county, quietly passed away at his home on East Green street. He had a lingering illness of ten months, his death being to him a relief from his suffering. Mr. Gilbert was born near Kokomo, Indiana, May 2nd, 1857. With his mother and three brothers he moved to Henry county, when 18 years of age, where he had since resided. Mr. Gilbert was married to Miss Annie Belle Chillcote, March 3, 1880, in Richmond, Mo. To this union seven children were given, all of whom are living except Mrs. Charles Langford, who died July 31, 1919. Those left to comfort their mother and who were ever at their father's bedside during the last illness were: Harry R., Dot and Virgil Gilbert, all of Clinton; Mrs. E. P. Langford, Warrensburg; Mrs. O. A. Langford, Mrs. Ernest Bradley, north of Clinton. Mr. Gilbert became a member of the M. E. church, South, when 35 years of age. Upon moving to Clinton he attended the Presbyterian church. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge, of Shawnee Mound. During his long illness none could have been more faithful to him than his wife and children, all giving untiring service until the end. Mr. Gilbert was never happier than when surrounded by his children and loved ones. Every wish that he made was heard and carried out by some faithful member of the family. When not suffering, Mr. Gilbert was happy and optimistic, always considering the welfare of others. He was patient and kind during his illness. Besides his wife and children, he leaves two brothers, Tom Gilbert, of Grandview, Mo., who was here at the time of his death, and Robert Gilbert, of ElDorado, Mo. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at his late home on East Green street. The body was laid to rest in Englewood cemetery.

GILCHRIST, J.
d: 1876
Windsor Review, Oct 6 1876 - Mr. J. Gilchrist, who lived a short distance north of Calhoun, was thrown from his horse while running a race last Saturday and struck his head against a stump, breaking his neck and killing him almost instantly. He leaves a wife and several small children.

GILDERSLEEVE, Bradford Lewis
1851-1921
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Bradford Lewis Gildersleeve - Son of Platte L. and Sarah A. Gildersleeve, was born November 19, 1851, at Long Island, New York, and passed away at his home, near Leeton, Nov. 4th, 1921, lacking only a few days of being 70 years of age. He took seriously sick just two days before his death, having hemorrhages from the stomach. He came with his parents to Caldwell county, Missouri, in 1866. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Henkins, Nov. 29, 1877, and there were born to this union nine children, six of whom are living as follows: Mrs. Amanda E. Litchy, Falls City, Nebraska; Frank T. Gildersleeve, Leeton; Gordon G. Gildersleeve, Hutchinson, Kas.; Mrs. Pyrtle E. Ambler, San Antonio, Texas; Lee E. Gildersleeve, Clinton; Mrs. Susie B. Gilbert, Clinton. Besides the six children, he is survived by his wife and seven sisters. Mr. Gildersleeve came to Henry county in 1901, and with the exception of one year in Nebraska, lived in this county until his death. He made a profession of religion in 1882 and united with the Methodist church. Later, moving into a neighborhood where there was only a Baptist church, united with that denomination. Funeral services were conduced at the Shawnee Mound Presbyterian church, Monday afternoon, by Rev. E. T. Raney, pastor of the Clinton M. E. church, South, and the body was buried in the Shawnee Mound cemetery.

GILDERSLEEVE, Edna Caroline Louisa READER
1915-2001
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 1 2001 - Edna Caroline Louisa Reader Gildersleeve was born in Deepwater on March 19, 1915, to John C. and Louisa Scheer Reader. She attended the Deepwater Public School for all 12 years, graduating as salutatorian of her class in 1933. She graduated from CMSU in Warrensburg with a BS in Education and later graduated from the University of Kansas with a M.S. in Education degree. She did additional work at Milliken University in Decatur, Illinois. She taught school at Finey School and at Fairview School, near Deepwater. Then she taught English at Urich High School and at Pacific High School, near St. Louis. She taught for nine years in the Clinton Public Schools, moving in 1955 to Decatur, Illinois, where she taught in the Decatur Public School until her retirement. While there she directed a 60-voice choir of fifth and sixth grade students. She also worked with Junior Red Cross and later continued some voluntary Red Cross work. She was interested in the activities of children and while in Clinton was active in Camp Fire Girls work, both as a leader and also a council member. She enjoyed camping with her girls and planning crafts for camp activities. She worked as a leader in the Caravan Program, a youth group in the Church of the Nazarene, of which she was a member. She was active in this work both in the Deepwater Church of the Nazarene and in the Decatur, Illinois Church of the Nazarene. She gave her life to the Lord as a child and was faithful to Him. She was active in church work all her life. In 1961 she was married to Earl Gildersleeve. They lived in Decatur, Illinois, until retirement, then moved to Clinton. They were both active in Gideon work until 1982 when Earl Gildersleeve died. However, Edna continued working as a Gideon Auxiliary member. She was a member of the Henry County Area Retired Teachers Association and was active in this organization as long as she was physically able. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Ralph, and her sister, Ruth. She is survived by her brother, George Reader of Chrisman, Illinois; a step-daughter, Julia Sinclair and her husband, Louis, Burbank, California; a sister-in-law, Doris Reader of Warrensburg, and five nephews and their families. Funeral services for Edna R. Gildersleeve were held on May 30 at the Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home. Burial was at the Englewood Cemetery.

GILDERSLEEVE, Mary Elizabeth HENKINS
1857-1944
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Bradford Gildersleeve, many years a resident of Henry County, and who had made her home most of the past 20 years with her daughter, Mrs. Susie B. Gilbert in Beatrice, Nebr., died there January 14, 1944 of the accumulated weaknesses of her many years. Mary Elizabeth Henkins was born in Bureau County, Ill., August 8, 1857, and as a young woman became a member of the Baptist Church, by which she was always comforted and strengthened. In 1877 she became the wife of Bradford L. Gildersleeve and most of their married life was spent in Henry County, where their nine children were born, three of whom were lost in infancy and one daughter dying a few years ago. A splendid woman, Mrs. Gildersleeve is survived by the following children: Frank T. and Lee Gildersleeve of Shawnee Mound; Mrs. Amanda Lichty of Falls City, Neb.; Gordon G. Gildersleeve of Manitou Springs, Colo., and Mrs. J. J. Gilbert of Beatrice Neb., above mentioned; also one brother, Rawley C. Henkins of Cowgill, Mo. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Shawnee Mound Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Shawnee Mound.

GILDERSLEEVE, Sadie Georgia ELDER
1881-1969
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Sadie Elder Gildersleeve was born April 15, 1881, in a log cabin on the home place east of Shawnee Mound where she lived her entire life. She was the youngest of three children born to James and Elizabeth Elder. A brother, Markey Elder and a sister, Mrs. George Crook, preceded her in death. She expired March 24, 1969, at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital, after a two month stay. On Nov 23, 1904, she was united in marriage to Frank Gildersleeve, and they lived together 64 years. They were the parents of three daughters. She is survived by her husband, Frank of the home; the three daughters, Mrs. Stella Callen and Mrs. Dorothy Thomas, both of Warrensburg, and Mrs. Elaine Frasher of near Chilhowee. Funeral services were March 27 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Pall bearers were a nephew, Charles Crooks; and grandsons: Harlan Callen, Major Kenneth Callen, Charles Des Combes, Bill Des Combes, Jim Frasher.

GILDERSLEEVE, Thelma Frances CALLEN
1897-1973
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Thelma F. Gildersleeve died Jan 31, 1973, aged 75. She was born November 1, 1897, in Iowa, to Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Callen. She lived in the Shawnee Mound area. She married Lee Gildersleeve in 1922. He died April 15, 1946. She was a member of the Shawnee Presbyterian Church and later was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. H. R. Lyle, Jr., Clinton; one sister, Mrs. Louise M. Wade, Shawnee Mound, and one brother, Edgar F. Callen, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Delbert J. Callen. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GILE, Opal Mae WARE GOLDSMITH WRIGHT
1923-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Opal Gile, 72, Calhoun, died Monday, June 3, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. For arrangements, contact Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. - Opal Mae (Ware) Goldsmith Wright Gile, 72, Calhoun and formerly of Imerial Beach at Golden, Mo., died Monday, June 3, 1996 in Clinton. She was born December 11, 1923, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of Bill and Mary (Sizemore) Ware. Mrs. Gile was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Cecil Goldsmith and James Goldsmith, both of Berryville, Arkansas; three daughters, Minnie Horn of Calhoun, Joyce Willis of Springdale, Arkansas, and Carolyn Revell of Topeka, Kansas; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Goldsmith, George Wright and Bob Gile. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Mary Ware, and one grandson, Roger Allen Horn. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, June 7, at the Viney Cemetery in Golden, Mo. Burial will follow the service in the Viney Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home.

GILKEY, Billie Maxine BENNETT
1920-1996
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Billie Maxine (Bennett) Gilkey was born August 10, 1920, to Virgil Lee and Wilbur Dewey Stanley Bennett in Brownington and died Tuesday, September 17, 1996, at golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Billie graduated from Deepwater High School in 1938. After working for two years in Sedalia and Calhoun she entered nurse's training at Missouri-Baptist Hospital in St. Louis and graduated in 1943. On September 18, 1943, she was united in marriage to R. C. Gilkey in St. Louis by Rev. Lewis Delozier. To this union two children were born, Larry and Charleen. Billie worked for Dr. O'Neill's Community Hospital, Clinton General Hospital and Golden Valley Memorial Hospital before she retired in 1981. Billie joined the First Baptist Church in Sedalia and later moved her letter to Calhoun, the Euclid Baptist Church in St. Louis, and the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Deepwater. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. c.; her parents and one brother, J. D. Bennett. She is survived by her two children, Larry Gilkey and wife Sandra, of Deepwater and Charleen Orfield and husband Joe, of Athens; two sisters, Jeanne Bennett, Clinton, and Betty McNickle of Vallejo, California, as well as five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Friday, September 20. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

GILKEY, Eula Ruth STRICKLAND
1914-2003
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2004 - Eula Ruth Gilkey was born February 22, 1914, in St. Clair County, near Deepwater, and died December 15, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was the youngest of four children of Frank M. Strickland and Malvina Shaffner Strickland. On December 7, 1939, Eula Ruth was married to William V. Gilkey and to this union three children were born; Kay, June and Bill. Their married life was spent on the farm one mile west of where she was born in the Ohio community. When her husband died in 1957, they remained on the farm for several years, then relocating in Clinton in 1959. Ruth always loved being outdoors, helping with livestock and gardening. She loved traveling and vacationing. Some of her favorite places to visit were Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. A number of family trips were made to see the Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Ruth loved music. Her favorites were gospel and country music. In her spare time she enjoyed playing the piano, with hymns being her favorite, which she continued to enjoy the rest of her life. She derived great pleasure from her six grandchildren and all their activities. In her eyes they were always perfect. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brother and sister. She is survived by her children, Kay Parks and husband Bodie, June Stoneking and husband Bobbie, and Bill Gilkey and wife Sharon; one brother, Gene Strickland, Deepwater; six grandchildren, Chris Parks and wife Cindy, Overland Park, Kansas, Jeff Stoneking and wife Lisa, Jacksonville, Florida, Todd Parks and wife Nancy, Tucson, Arizona, Jody Gilkey, Overland Park, Kansas, Kim Stone and husband Tim, Lee's Summit, and Karla Stoneking, Lee's Summit; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor Parks, Clinton, Elizabeth Hopper, Grant and Garrett Parks, Overland Park, Kansas, Cody and Brett Parks, Tucson, Arizona, and Emily Stoneking, Jacksonville, Florida; one niece, Nina Bertolini, St. Petersburg, Florida, and one nephew, Glen H. Strickland, Cumming, Georgia. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, December 20. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

GILKEY, George William "Bill"
1945-2008
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
George William (Bill) Gilkey died at his home on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 26, 1945, at the family home in St. Clair County, near Deepwater, the youngest child of Eula Ruth and William Verna Gilkey. Bill grew up on the family farm south of Deepwater and attended grade school at Little Jewel, Ohio and Appleton City. After the loss of his father, the family moved to Appleton City for one year. At the age of 14, they moved to Clinton. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1963. Bill served in the Missouri National Guard for six years and he was honored to serve his country. On June 12, 1966, he was united in marriage to Sharon Davis in Clinton. This union was blessed by two daughters, Jody LeAnne and Kimberly Dawn. Together they built their home with the help of family and friends. He was baptized at a young age, becoming a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, later becoming a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton where he had served as an elder and deacon. He worked for several different businesses, including Browning Van and Storage, Clearfield, Boeing, Talley Plumbing and Dean Cox Plumbing before starting his own plumbing business. After retiring from plumbing, he returned to farming on the family farm and raising cattle, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Hobbies of Bill's were motorcycling, fishing and camping with family and friends. Bill loved to travel with family and made many trips with Sharon and the girls in their camper. Over the years, they had traveled in 49 states and several countries. Two years ago, they experienced the "Best Trip Ever" when Bill and Sharon joined friends on a European cruise down the Rhine River. Bill also cherished spending time with his precious grandchildren, Lauren and Quinton. He had a great appreciation for all of God's creations and saw beauty in sunrises, sunsets, wildflowers in the native prairie land at the farm, in the mountains and at the seashore, as well as the land. He took pride in striving to be a good steward of the preservation of the properties he tended. He loved being outdoors, caring for his cattle and always had pets around him from childhood. He was always there with a smile on his face, willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and always respectful of other's wishes. Visits from friends and neighbors were always welcome. Bill's generosity and kind heart were an inspiration to his family. He lived his life with integrity and bravery. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruth Strickland Gilkey. He is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Sharon Davis Gilkey; two daughters, Jody Gilkey of Overland Park, Kansas, and Kim Stone and husband, Tim, Lee's Summit, and two grandchildren, Lauren and Quinton Stone; two sisters, Kay Parks and husband, Bodie, Clinton, and June Stoneking and husband, Bob, Lee's Summit; nephews, Chris Parks and wife, Cindy, Overland Park, Kansas, Jeff Stoneking and wife, Lisa, Jacksonville, Florida, Todd Parks and wife, Nancy, Longview Texas, and niece, Karla Stoneking of Lee's Summit, along with many other family members and close friends. Memorial services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, on Saturday, Dec. 13. Inurnment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GILKEY, Golda Ellen PAXTON
1899-1996
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Golda Ellen Gilkey, 96, died Monday, August 26, 1996, at Westwood Home, Clinton. Golda Ellen Paxton was born September 28, 1899, near Wheatland, the eldest daughter of Ira J. and Willa Wilson Paxton. She moved to southwest of Deepwater in 1918. She was married to Ray E. Gilkey, June 20, 1920. they resided many years on their farm southwest of Deepwater. Her husband, Ray, died January 26, 1962. She resided the past few years with her daughter and husband. She is survived by two sons, Leslie R. and wife Aleene of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Lester Lee of Deepwater, and one daughter, Loynel Loman and husband Harold, of Deepwater; one brother, Elmer Paxton of Windsor, as well as nine grandchildren, Gary Gilkey and Gine Care of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Linda Walker and Roy L. Gilkey of Ozark, Eldon Gilkey and Wayne Gilkey of Deepwater; Bret Loman and Kurt Loman of Clinton and Jane Klinksick of Deepwater, as well as 12 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, August 29, at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

GILKEY, Rolla Clifton
1918-1992
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Rolla Clifton "R.C." Gilkey was born February 27, 1918 and passed away suddenly April 20, 1992, at his home in Deepwater. R.C. was the only child of Charles E. and Bertha (Sanders) Gilkey. He was a native of rural Deepwater where he attended and graduated from Deepwater High School in 1936. In 1941, he enlisted in the United States Army serving his country until 1943. On September 18, 1943, R.C. married Billie Maxine Bennett. They made their home on the family farm where they lived for 48 years. They have two children, Larry Robert and Charleen Kay. R.C. was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church. For more than fifty years R.C. farmed, provided for his family and served his community. He had a passion for baseball and managed several summer baseball teams. He supported the school activities of his children and grandchildren. He served on the Deepwater school board from 1961 to 1969. for years, R.C. was involved with the Deepwater Labor-harvest Picnic Committee. Most recently, he served on the Deepwater Senior Site council. He volunteered several hours helping at the site. He was a dedicated, loving husband and father, that enjoyed being with family and friends. In recent years, R.C. had semi retired from farming but remained ever ready to help his wife, children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends. He viewed life with a realistic perspective; believing in hard work, honesty and love of God and country. His humor and love will be remembered forever. Survivors include his wife, Billie; a son Larry and wife Sandra; a daughter Charleen and husband Joe Orfield, and five grandchildren, Jennifer (Orfield) McClimans and husband Chris, Sarah Orfield, Robert Orfield, Dara Gilkey and Tyler Gilkey. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Thursday, April 23, 1992. Burial was held at the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

GILKEY, Vester Clayton
1917-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 2 2001 - Vester Clayton Gilkey, 84, Merriam, Kansas, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Garden Terrace Nursing Facility. Memorial services will be Tuesday, August 7, at Maple Hill Funeral Home, 3300 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. Inurnment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. He was born May 7, 1917, in Deepwater, to Elbie George and Ruby (Davis) Gilkey. He married F. Lucille Birch in 1937. He served his country with the United States Army during World War II. He attended Countryside Christian Church and was a member of the Shawnee American Legion Post #327 and the Disabled American Veterans. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet (Jean) Fanning. He is survived by his wife, F. Lucille Gilkey, of the home; one daughter, Shirley Rutherford, Larned, Kansas; four grandsons, Mike Rutherford, Leawood, Kansas, Greg Rutherford, Sarasota, Florida, Mark Rutherford, Boise, Idaho, Brad Fanning, Toledo, Ohio, and six great-grandchildren.

GILL, Infant
1893-1894
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Jan 20 1894 - Sunday morning, Jan. 14, the dark angel of death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gills and family and took from them their little babe who was 18 months old. It suffered for about three weeks with pneumonia, when God relieved it of its misery and called it to that bright world beyond. Buried Monday, Jan. 15, at Drake's chapel.

GILL, William John
abt 1839-1900
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Feb 10 1900 - A tribute to the memory of Wm. J. Gill, who died at his home near Lewis Station, February 2, 1900 with spinal meningitis. A universal sadness spread over the town of Lewis and vicinity when the news of Mr. Gill's death, which occurred about midday, was carried to the people. Deceased was born in England and sailed over the briny deep with his parents, when only six months old, landing in New York City; settled in Ohio state, near Columbus, where he was raised, and in 1867, he left his parents and emigrated to Missouri. He engaged himself as a farm hand to Samuel Wherry, near where Leeton is now located. After working for Mr. Wherry for several months, he was married to Miss Alpha Chapman. He then purchased a small farm in Johnson county and lived there about 12 years. His health failed and he sold out and went to Colorado but could not stand the climate and returned back home in a few months. He then moved to Lewis Station and bought another small farm, one and one-half miles northwest of Lewis, where he lived until his death. He leaves a companion and nine children to mourn his loss - five boys and four girls, all at his bedside at the time of death with the exception of William, who was in Colorado and did not arrive until several days after his father's death. Burial in Drake's chapel.

GILLAM, Helen BOWNE
1910-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Helen Bowne Gillam was born February 6, 1910, on a farm near Centralia, the daughter of W. A. and Minnie (McCaslin) Bowne. She passed away January 2, 1994, at Meadowbrook Manor of Clinton at the age of 83. She graduated from high school in 1928. She was married to Carol Floyd Gillam July 25, 1931. She lived in Moberly for 10 years. moving to Clinton in 1944. In 1950, she moved to Deepwater and lived there until 1989, when she moved back to Clinton. She worked at the Reynolds Factory, Burnside Laundry and Chastain's Nursing Home, before her retirement in 1972. She also was a seamstress and a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing. Also favorite pastimes were gardening and fishing. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, receiving her 50 year pin in 1991. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Daugherty, Quincy; two grandsons, Robert Michael Daugherty, San Diego, California, and Scott Daugherty, Raytown; two great-granddaughters, Heather and Michelle, San Diego. California. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother and her husband. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 4, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens.

GILLESPIE, Berniece Pearl "Bea" SELL
1923-2010
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2011 - Berniece Pearl "Bea" Gillespie died Saturday, November 27, 2010, in Cooper Hill, Virginia. Bea was born October 14, 1923 in Clinton, the daughter of Isaac Butler and Mary (Vickers) Sell. She was married to William "Bill" Gillespie, who preceded her in death on March 19, 2008. She was a member of Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton. She was an avid bowler. She was a member of the A.W.B.A. She was a member of the local bowling association where she held the office of secretary for 28 years. Bea is survived by her sons, Gary Wayne Gillespie and wife Janice, Cooper Hill, Virginia, and Gary Dale and wife Jill, Phoenix, Arizona; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sister Elsie Johnson and husband Jim, Clinton; sister-in-law Dee Dee Sell, and brother-in-law Phillip Gillespie. Funeral services were Saturday, December 4, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

GILLESPIE, Bert A.
1909-1991
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bert A. Gillespie was born June 12, 1909, to Ervin and Elsie Lucas Gillespie. He passed away October 14, 1991, at the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. He was born near Vista and was a lifelong area resident. He retired from the Hoisting Portable Engineers after working as a blade operator for 25 years. He met his wife, Arretta, at a Deepwater picnic in 1928. They were married In 1930 and to this union a son and two daughters were born. Bert and Arretta celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Saturday, October 12, 1991. He enjoyed fishing and gardening in his retirement. He is survived by his wife; Arretta, of the home; one son, Wyman Bert Gillespie of Claycomo; two daughters, Vanita Allen of Olney Springs, Colorado, and Peggy Delaney of Belton; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Jones of Adrian; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel In Osceola. Burial was In Osceola Cemetery.

GILLESPIE, Dorothy May "Dottie" CHIPMAN
1935-2000
Dorothy May "Dottie" Gillespie, 65, Pleasant Hill, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2000 at her home. She was born April 10, 1935, in Calhoun, the daughter of Thomas and Della (Parks) Chipman. On April 10, 1955, she married George Ervin Gillespie in Harrisonville. Mrs. Gillespie graduated from Calhoun High School. She had lived in Clinton and Harrisonville before moving to Pleasant Hill in 1970. She worked at Western Electric (AT&T) in Lee's Summit prior to her retirement in 1991. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Harrisonville. Mrs. Gillespie was preceded in death by her husband, George Ervin Gillespie in 1983. Surviving are a son, George Thomas Gillespie, Albert Lee, Minn.; a daughter, Tina Irene Damron, Marble Falls, Texas; her mother, Della Chipman, Pleasant Hill; four brothers, Gerald Chipman, Belton, Thomas Parks Chipman, Lee's Summit, Henry Joseph Chipman, Santa Maria, Calif., and Robert Eugene Chipman, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, the Rev. Della Irene Davis, Mission, Texas. Cremation. No funeral service scheduled. Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley and Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

GILLESPIE, William Patrick
1924-2008
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2008 - Mr. William Patrick Gillespie, 83-years-old, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood, Clinton. He was the son of Thomas and Jessie Cale Gillespie. He was born in Henry County on Sept. 22, 1924. He was the third of five boys born to this family. All have preceded him in passing except his brother, Phil, who resides in Michigan. William was married to Berniece Pearl Sell on Jan. 23, 1946, in Clinton. Born to this union were two sons, Gary Dale Gillespie and Gary Wayne Gillespie. William and Berniece made their home in Clinton. William entered the Army Infantry March 18, 1943, and served in World War II. He was wounded Aug. 27, 1944, and Jan. 16, 1945, both in France. William was awarded the Purple Heart Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, ETO Ribbon with three battle stars, Combat Infantry Badge and WWII Victory Ribbon. He was honorably discharged from Camp Carson, Colorado, Nov. 24, 1945. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church. William began a 27-year career with the Clinton Fire Department in 1948 and worked four more years for the City of Clinton. William was a kind, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a friend of all, a stranger to none. He always had time to help, time to share and time to give. William is survived by his wife, Berniece, of 62 years; son, Gary Dale and wife, Jill, Arizona; grandchildren, Susan, Joseph, Linda and Lisa; son, Gary Wayne and wife, Janice, Virginia; grandchildren, Matthew, Jason, Christina, Angelica and Wendy; nine great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and DeeDee Sell, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Elsie Johnson; many, many nieces and nephews. William will be missed very much by all those that shared in his life. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, March 24. Pallbearers were members of the Clinton Fire Department and members of the VFW Post 1894 of Clinton. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

GILLETT, Veronica L. HOOK
1920-1991
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Veronica L. Gillett, 71, died Saturday afternoon, October 19, 1991, at the Research Hospital in Kansas City. She was born near Oelrichs, South Dakota, on July 9, 1920, the daughter of John P. and Anna S. Hesse Hook. She grew up on South Dakota. In 1951 she was united in marriage to Dave Gillett. Following their marriage they made their home in Hot Springs, South Dakota. He preceded her in death in 1957. In 1962 she moved to Warsaw, where she worked at the White Branch Resort, retiring in 1982. She is survived by one brother, William Hook of Hermosa, South Dakota; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at the Shawnee Cemetery in Warsaw on Wednesday, October 23, 1991.

GILLETTE, Vernon Edward
1912-2006
Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 24 2006 - Vernon Edward Gillette, 93, died Wednesday evening, February 22, at Lexington Care Center, Lexington, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife Minnie Gillette, also of Lexington Care Center; his daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Ralph Davis; grandson Edward Davis; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Susan and Ron Kilgore; great-granddaughter Kimberly Davis, and great-grandson, Matthew Davis, all of Clinton. He is also survived by many family members in Lexington, Corder, San Antonio, Texas and Anaheim, California. Graveside services will be March 1, at Lee's Summit Cemetery.

GILLIAM, John C.
1834-1920
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
John C. Gilliam passed away at his home one mile west of Petersburg, at 4 a.m. Tuesday. He had been in failing health several years, from the infirmities of old age, growing worse the past year, and the last two weeks he rapidly grew weaker. Deceased was one of the beloved pioneers of that neighborhood. He was 85 years old the 19th of last November. He was born in Johnson county, near Knob Noster, and moved to the north part of this county, with his parents, in 1836, when about two years old. They settled on the farm where he died and he had always lived on a part of the same farm. in former years he united with the Presbyterian church, and although the church with which he held membership had long ago disorganized, he still held to that belief and was a faithful follower of the Master. He was held in high esteem by all his acquaintances, being a good neighbor and friend to all, and the community mourns with the bereaved family in the death of this good man. Sixty years ago last Jan. 20 he was united in marriage with Miss Nancy Jane Lane, who survives him, and who was born and reared in that neighborhood. Eight children were born to them, all living until grown, and the only one preceding the father in death being Mrs. Alice Rucker, who died last February. The others are: Mrs. M. O. Ross who lives at the home place; M. F. Gilliam living on an adjoining farm; Mrs. Will Rucker, near Petersburg; Mrs. J. D. Hackler and John Gilliam, Chilhowee; B. L. Gilliam, Clinton, and J. W. Gilliam, of Los Angeles, Calif.

GILLIAM, John W.
1861-1921
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
John W. Gilliam died at the home of his mother, Mrs. J. C. Gilliam, on the old home farm, where he was born and loved, April 21st, in the north part of the county. He had been in failing health for some years and realizing that he did not have a long stay here on earth came back to Missouri from his California home, Feb. 20 to make the last visit with his mother, brothers and sisters in the scenes of his childhood. His wife was Miss Agnes Records of Arroyo Grande, Cal., before her marriage and she survives with their only child, Jack, a splendid young man now 24 years old who in May graduates from the Los Angeles Dental College. He was the idol of this fond father's heart and his life's ambition was that this boy might have the best that life had to offer. So realizing that possibly he would not be able to go back to California, he told his wife and son that they were not to come even if he died, unless the call should come after Jack had gotten his diploma. He came back in February usually when we have cold weather, but it seemed that the weather was just made form him, February and March were so warm and fair. His strength was failing fast however and three weeks previous to his death he went to bed and was not able to get up again. His mother and relatives with the kind neighbors and friends as well as the best physicians did everything possible to prolong his earthly stay. They made those last days on earth as restful as possible and taking care of him was a ministry of love. Mr. Gilliam was born Oct. 13, 1861. He went to California in 1888 and settled at Arroyo Grande, where he lived until four years ago, when they moved to Los Angeles, where they could be near their son. Deceased was a good Christian man and a member of the Presbyterian church. He showed his Christianity by giving to his loved ones the best he could and being kind and good to all about him. He is survived by his wife and son, his mother, three brothers - B. L. Gilliam, Clinton; N. F. Gilliam, near the old home; J. E. Gilliam, Chilhowee; three sisters - Mrs. Mary Rucker, near the old home; Mrs. M. O. Ross, at the old home; Mrs. J. D. Hackler, Chilhowee. The funeral was conducted at the Carrsville church near his home Friday afternoon by Rev. Snapp. The church was filled with sorrowing relatives and friends, who came to pay their last respects to this man they knew and loved. Buried in the cemetery nearby.

GILLIAM, Joshua E.
1879-1968
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Josh E. Gilliam, 88, 315 N. Second, Clinton, died at 8:30 a.m. January 18, 1968, at Wetzel Hospital. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Guy Jageman, Independence, and one sister, Mrs. Aaron Stone, Chilhowee. Interment will be in Carrsville Cemetery.

GILLIAM, Lillie Eva RUSH
1881-1949
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Lillian Rush Gilliam, age 68, passed away at the Wetzel Hospital in Clinton Saturday night, April 2 at 9:05 where she had been a patient since Thursday night, after suffering a stroke at her home here Wednesday evening. She had been in good health except for having the flu the previous week. She had been gardening and house cleaning the day of the stroke and was as active as usual with her many household duties. Her husband preceded her in death in Oct. 1918. She leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. Blossom Carney of Blairstown and Mrs. Jennie Mae Doak of Chilhowee and 3 sisters, Mrs. Glennie Anderson of Harrisonville, Mrs. Margaret Hampton, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Cliffee Rhode, Aurora, Mo.; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Her father, mother, 1 brother and 4 sisters have preceded her. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon with burial at Carrsville cemetery where her husband is buried.

GILLIGAN, Ora Mae POWELL BREWINGTON
1903-2002
Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan Co, OK
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 14 2002 - Ora Mae Gilligan, 98, Windsor, died Tuesday afternoon, February 12, 2002, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born December 17, 1903, in Ripley, Oklahoma, the daughter of Oren Powell and Elizabeth (Hamilton) Powell. On April 13, 1921, in Mena, Arkansas, she married George Washington Brewington, who died January 28, 1954. On December 19, 1959, in Las Vegas, Nevada, she married John Gilligan, who died December 7, 1971. She was a co-owner and operator with her husband of a cafe in Los Angeles, California. She was also a nanny and housekeeper in California for 12 years. She is survived by two sons, George W. "Bud" Brewington, Ocala, Florida, and O. D. Brewington, Windsor; two daughters, Mable Ellen Neibert, New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Minnie Mae Rodden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren 14 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, Barney Brewington; two sisters, Elizabeth Powell and Hazel Decker. Graveside services will be Friday, February 15, at the Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

GILLILAN, Lee Arthur
1888-1918
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Lee A. Gillilan was born near Hamilton, Dawless county, Mo., February 12, 1888. He died at his home in Clinton, Mo., May 1, 1918, at the age of 30 years, 2 months and 10 days after an illness of a few days with a disease the seriousness of which baffled the resident physicians and a specialist summoned from Kansas City. Loving hands of the family and friends did all in their power to stay off the grim reaper but Higher power and authority spread forth His mighty hands and beckoned him on into the world beyond. Lee moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gillilan, to Henry county in 1902 when a boy of 14 years. He resided at his father's present home until they year 1918, when he married Etta May Gragg of Montrose, Mo. He and his wife then moved to a farm near Mayesburg, Mo. They resided there until they went to Clinton where he accepted the recorder's deputyship for Cann Jones, the present recorder. He had faithfully filled that position for the past three years. Although his health was poor, not having robust health since an operation for appendicitis when a small boy he was of such nature as to want to be doing regardless of his physical inclination. Lee was strictly honest in all his dealings. Honesty was the standard by which he measured all. He was of a kind and loving disposition, always ready to lend a helping hand to one approaching him for help. He was a loving and devoted companion to his wife and a great lover of his home. He also retained a great regard for his father and mother in their home and watched every opportunity to go back to that home for a reunion with father, mother, brothers and sisters and is from this circle he will be so sadly missed. The deceased leaves to mourn his early departure a devoted wife, father and mother and the following brothers and sisters: J.W. of near Urich, Mrs. Fred Gragg, of Urich, Virgil of Piper, Gilbert of near Mayesburg and Mrs. Chas. Calvird, of near Clinton, also an aged grandmother, Mrs. E. J. Nelson, of near Urich. His remains were brought to the home of his father Wednesday, May 1. Funeral services were held by Rev. C. E. Ruyle at the Hopewell Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon. Interment in Hopewell cemetery.

GILLILAN, Nellie "Louise" REAM
1912-2005
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 11 2005 - Louise Ream Gillilan, 92, Gower and formerly of Green Ridge, died Thursday morning, April 7, 2005, at the Gower convalescent Center in Gower. She was born August 25, 1912, in Green Ridge, the daughter of Lawrence Larkin Ream and Nelle Mae (Calvert) Ream. On June 12, 1938, in Green Ridge, she married James Orland Gillilan, who died April 27, 1987. Mrs. Gillilan was a music teacher for many years before her retirement, teaching mainly in the St. Louis Public School System. She was a former member of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church and had played the organ and piano there for years. She also was a member of the Avondale United Methodist Church, Kansas City, a member of Chapter BA,PEO, Windsor, and the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include three daughters, Judy Frame and her husband Richard, Smithville, Mary Lue Phillips and her husband Gerald, Bellingham, Washington, Carol Sue Martin and her husband Larry, Jefferson City; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Virginia Herrick, Independence, Betty Jane Purchase and her husband J. L., Green Ridge, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside burial services were Monday, April 11, at the Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge.

GILLISPIE, Charles W. "Corky"
1936-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 1 2007 - Charles W. "Corky" Gillispie was born May 18, 1936, and died October 20, 2007. He was the son of William B. Gillispie and Sylvia Anglin Gillispie Charles was known as Corky by friends and family. He served 26 years in the United States Army. He joined in 1953 and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1979. He lived In Milliani, Hawaii, most of the time since 1958. Charles was united in marriage to Misao on July 25, 1956, and celebrated 51 years together. He was preceded In death by his parents and one brother George Gillispie. He is survived by his wife Misao of the home in Mililani, Hawaii; one son William Gillispie, Mililani, Hawaii; four brothers and one sister, Lawrence (Buster) Gillispie and wife Ina, Kansas City, Zeldia Stevens and husband Billy, Osceola, Jimmie (Jim) Gillispie and wife Dorthy, Bolivar, Robert Gillispie and wife Helen, Flemington, Earl (Pee Wee) Gillispie and wife Cindy, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Services were October 30 in Mililani, Hawaii. Burial was at Veterans Cemetery, Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. He went to Osceola public school for six years, moving to Clinton in 1948 and attending public school there.

GILMAN, Margaret E.
abt 1908-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 22 1999 - Margaret E. Gilman, 91, died Tuesday morning, December 21, 1999, at her home in Osceola, which is also the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Larry Lewis. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 26, at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Osceola. The family requests memorials to the St. Clair County Hospice, Osceola, Mo. 64776

GILMER, Alfred
1834-1898
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 23 1898 - Died on the 18th, at his home on Franklin Street, with pneumonia, Alfred Gilmer, in his 64th year. Born November 5, 1834 in Columbia, Ky. Engaged in the mercantile business while very young in that state and for 25 years was successful in Columbia and Birksbille. He had been a resident of Clinton for ten years. Joined the Presbyterian Church and for 21 years was superintendent in the Sabbath school in his native state.

GILMER, Allen Dr.
1867-1889
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Mar 23 1889 - Dr. Allen Gilmer died at the home of his uncle, Robert Gilmer of Davis township, March 18, 1889, of pneumonia, aged 21. A native of Kentucky, he came to Missouri about a year ago with his father's family; went to Louisville last fall to attend medical school at that place, graduated and returned to Missouri a few days before he was taken sick. Dr. Gilmer was the son of Alfred Gilmer, a nephew of James Gilmer, present manager of the poor farm. A sister, Miss Sallie Gilmer, teaches music in Clinton. Burial at Englewood.

GILMORE, B. F.
1842-1910
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 19 1910 - Died, B. F. Gilmore, at his home near Independence school, Thursday night of last week at 10:55 after a month's illness of cancer of the stomach and complications. Born in Kentucky December 16, 1842; moved to Indiana where he married Miss Mirem Rich 50 years ago and came to this country a few years later. Converted at 23, belonged to the Christian Church and Odd Fellows. Leaves his wife and two sons - Henry and Allen, four daughters: Mrs. Patsy Hopkins and Mrs. Beatrice Montgomery, Deepwater; Mrs. Mary Hamlin, South Clinton, and Miss Lucy at home. One brother James Gilmore. Burial at Teays Chapel.

GILMORE, Elizabeth B. BURCHAM
1912-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Elizabeth B. Gilmore, 80, Windsor, died Friday morning, June 25, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born July 4, 1912 in Windsor, the daughter of Harry Wallace Burcham and Josie League Binkley Burcham. On October 5, 1951, in Harrison Arkansas, she married Basil Eugene Gilmore, who preceded her in death on July 15, 1967. Mrs. Gilmore co-owned and operated with her husband, and for several years after his death, the Natural Fly Company in Windsor before retiring 15 years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Windsor. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Beverly Bender, Kansas City, Ks.; two stepsons, Donald Gilmore, Kansas City, Ks., and Robert Gilmore, Kansas City; six grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Burcham, Windsor, and Harry L. Burcham, Lodi, Ca. Funeral services were Monday, June 28, at the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GILMORE, Fannie L. "Fran" ADAMS
1922-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 4 2002 - Fannie L. "Fran" Gilmore, 79, Raytown, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at her home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 6, at the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. Cremation will follow the service. She was born June 10, 1922, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She married James Robert Gilmore February 15, 1947. She worked for many years at the Jones Store in Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Gilmore, on August 22, 2001, and one brother, Tom Adams. She is survived by three sons, Robert Gilmore, Chilhowee, Dennis Gilmore and Don Gilmore, both of Lee's Summit; one sister, Jeanne Goddard, Overland Park, Kansas, and six grandchildren.

GILMORE, Homer Henry
1910-1991
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Homer Henry Gilmore, son of Arthur Loomis and Edna E. Lawson Gilmore, was born February 28, 1910 in Bates County and departed this life after a brief illness, October 13, 1991, at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, at the age of 81. He lived all of his life in the Spruce community, and attended Oak Grove School. Homer gave his life to Christ at an early age at the Pleasant Home Baptist Church, and later transferred his membership to the First Christian Church in Appleton City. He has held the office of Elder in the Christian Church for many years. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. Homer was united in marriage to Bina Mae Cook, February 28, 1941 at her home in Appleton City, and to this union 6 children were born. He supported his family working as a farmer. Homer was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Paul Gilmore, and one who died in infancy; one sister, Edna Evans; and 1 grandson, Amos Gilmore. He is survived by his wife Bina of the home; 5 sons, Kenneth Gilmore of Olathe, Ks., Kent and Bill Gilmore of Montrose, Keith Gilmore of Appleton City, and Len Gilmore of Osceola; his daughter Margaret Charbonneau of ElDorado Springs; one brothers, Arthur (Artie) L. Gilmore and wife Masie of Butler; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a vast host of friends. Homer will be sadly missed by all who loved him. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 16, 1991 at First Christian Church in Appleton City. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

GILMORE, James R. "Bob"
1924-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 24 2001 - James R. "Bob" Gilmore, 76, Raytown, died Wednesday, August 22, 2001, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral services will be held at Muehlebach Funeral Home Saturday, August 25. Cremation. He was born in Larned, Kansas, December 3, 1924, and grew up in rural Stafford County, Kansas. He was a carpenter and operated Deerhorn Stables for many years. He served in the Army in World War II in the 273rd Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division as a tech sergeant. He was a member of Carpenter's Local 61, Boy Scout Leader-Troop 128, Top Railers Square Dance Club, Red Hots Square Dance Club, Pleasant Hill saddle Club, and showed horses in the Golden Circle Circuit. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley Dingwall and Barbara Engleman. He married Fannie "Fran" Louella Adams in Great Bend, Kansas, on February 15, 1947, and she survives of the home. He is also survived by his three sons, Robert Gilmore of Chilhowee, Dennis Gilmore of Lee's Summit; two sisters, Georgia Campbell of Plano, Texas, and Connie Rube of Great Bend, Kansas, and six grandchildren.

GILMORE, Paul LaVern
abt 1941-2008
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2008 - Paul LaVern Gilmore of Clinton, Missouri passed away at the age of 67 at his home on Monday, November 17, 2008. LaVern was born in Montrose, Missouri, the son of Paul and Helen McDaniel Gilmore. He was married in Freeman, Missouri on April 4, 1971 to Georgia Holt, who survives at the home. LaVern and Georgia farmed at one time and close to his heart was his John Deere equipment. He had tractors, scrapers and his pride and joy a 1938 “G” John Deere Tractor. He was also a proud member of the United States Air Force Reserves. He is survived by his wife; her parents, George and Nina Holt of Harrisonville, Missouri; one daughter, Tracie McAdams and her husband, Robert, of Mountain View, Missouri and their children, David and Lillie; two sons, Gregory Gilmore and his wife, Gwendolyn, of Wood Heights, Missouri and their children, Emilyn, Kirstyn and Alyse, Jason Gilmore of Sedalia, Missouri and his daughter, Amie; two sisters, Lela Highley and her husband, Terry, of Harrisonville, Missouri and Nadine Reeves and her husband, Kent, of Archie, Missouri. Preceding him in death were his parents, Paul and Helen Gilmore. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 21, 2008 at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at the Appleton City Cemetery in Appleton City, Missouri.

GILMORE, Russell Lee Jr.
1938-2003
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2003 - Russell Lee Gilmore, Jr., 64, died February 27, 2003, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born December 28, 1938 to Russell L. Gilmore, Sr. and Hazel (Hayes) Gilmore. He was the oldest of three children. He was preceded in death by his parents. He attended school at Washington Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School and Clinton High School. In 1961 he was united in marriage to Anna L. (Vinyard) Gilmore. Their four children, Kathy, Kay, Kem and Kenny, added great joy to this union. He lived all his life in Clinton and retired from the Clinton School System in 1966. Throughout his life, he had several occupations. In his youth, he carried newspapers for the Clinton Daily Democrat and The Kansas City Star and Times and often worked in the hay fields in the surrounding farms. He worked for several service stations in Clinton in various positions, was a truck driver for several local trucking firms and owned a local taxi company. He finished his career as a maintenance worker for the Clinton School System. During his retirement he focused on the love of his life, cars and car racing. In his teens and 20's he enjoyed repairing and rebuilding cars. This became the basis for his extensive skills as a car mechanic. During this time frame, he had his own race car and often raced in local stock car races. He and his family often attended car races in Clinton, the Missouri State Fair and surrounding communities. In retirement, he never missed a televised NASCAR race. Russell's friends knew him as honest and fair to everyone he met and his employers considered him very dependable and a hard worker. Family and friends knew if they mentioned cars or car races, they would get the latest information on both. He and Anna greatly enjoyed their five grandchildren, T.J. and Ashley Demotte, Matt DeGraffenreid and Jake and Dharma Gilmore. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Anna L. Gilmore; two daughters, Kay DeGraffenreid and husband, Larry, Coal, and Kathy Aqunio and husband, Fred, Kansas City; two brothers, Bill Gilmore of Richmond, Virginia, and James Gilmore of Richfield, Ohio, as well as five grandchildren. Graveside services were held March 4 at Englewood Cemetery.

GILMORE, Russell Lee Sr.
1903-1981
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Russell L. Gilmore, Sr., 77, died Tuesday at Golden Valley Hospital. His home was at 617 E. Lincoln St., Clinton.

GILPIN, Sarah OWEN
1804-1904
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 18 1904 - Mrs. Sarah Gilpin, a grand good woman, fell in the quiet sleep of death Friday evening, June 10, 1904, at 7:40 o'clock, as peaceful as a babe and the sweet countenance upon her dear face told her loved ones her spirit had flown to the angels and she was happily at rest. She was over 100 years old. Funeral services were at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Ed Strauch, 324 West Green Street, and the remains were laid to rest in Bethlehem Cemetery.

GILTNER, Mary Ann HUTSELL
1828-1900
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Feb 10 1900 - Died at her home on Brushy, Friday morning at half past 2 o'clock, Mrs. E. Giltner, better known as Grandma Giltner. She had not been well all winter but able to attend to her household duties. About a week before her death, she was taken ill with pneumonia fever and that, with other afflictions, carried the life away to the God who gave it. Mary Ann Hutsell was born October 12, 1828 in Clark County, Indiana and died February 9, 1900, aged 71 years. She lived in Indiana until 1865 then, with her husband, moved to Missouri. They had seven children, two already crossing the dark river in death. A member of the U. N. Church. Burial in the Urich cemetery, with a husband and five children left to mourn her loss.

GILVIN, Zeta Mae MICHAEL
1940-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Zeta Mae Gilvin of Creighton was born December 23, 1940, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Byron Dale and Bessie Edith (Smith) Michael. She departed this life Friday, August 26, 1994, near Urich, at the age of 53 years, eight months and three days. She was united in marriage to Charles Lee Gilvin on March 3, 1966, in Kingsville, Texas. She was a registered nurse at the golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, since 1974. Earlier she was the school nurse for Cass R-8 School District, Creighton, from 1970 until 1972. She was a 1962 graduate of the St. Luke's School of Nursing. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Creighton, the Association Operating Room Nurses and St. Luke's Alumni. She had lived in Kansas City before moving to Creighton in 1970. She was preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her husband, Charles L. Gilvin of the home; two sons, Joe Gilvin and Michael L. Gilvin, both of Creighton; her father, Byron Michael, Newton; five brothers, Cecil Michael, Milan, Kenneth Michael, Newtown, Richard Michael, Latour, Nelson Michael, Unionville, Ted Michael, Clarksburg; a sister, Ruth Hines, Milan; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 30, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was Wednesday, August 31, at the Bairdstown Cemetery, near Milan.

GIMLIN, Louise "Lou"
1854-1896
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Apr 18 1896 - Died, Sunday morning, April 12, Mrs. Lou Gimlin, aged 45 years, of consumption. Funeral services took place at the residence, Monday afternoon and the body was interred at Brownington cemetery. Mrs. Gimlin was a member of the Christian church, faithful and consistent. She had an iron will - never giving up til the very end. She leaves a son, Frank Gimlin, now in Colorado, and a daughter, Nellie, who attended her faithfully in her entire sickness, and who in her sorrow has the sympathy of the entire community.

GIPSON, Martha Ann KAUMANS
1956-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 31 2004 - Martha Ann (Kaumans) Gipson, 48, Lebanon, died Sunday, August 29, 2004, at her residence. She was born February 18, 1956, in Appleton City, the daughter of Christian Henry and Mary Marjorie (Halfen) Kaumans. She attended Trinity Full Gospel Church and was baptized in April 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister Patty Sue Kaumans, who died as an infant, and one brother Paul Michael Kaumans. She is survived by her son Daniel Christian Shadrick and one daughter, Kendra Marie Shadrick, both of the home; four brothers, Jim and his wife Ceci, Dan Diego, California, Jake and Jane of Windsor, John of Sheldon, Tony Kaumans and his wife Wanda, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and one sister Mary Jane Wingett and her husband Garry, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 2, at Colonial Chapel. Cremation. Burial will be at Windsor Cemetery at a later date.

GIRRATONO, Betty SHRIER HELMS
1925-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Betty Girratono, 85, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday, September, 22, 2010, in Columbia, Mo., as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Versailles, Mo. She was born on July 31, 1925, in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Herbert Charles Shrier and Pearl Lynell (Sayr) Shrier. On March 11, 1945, in Topeka, Ks., she married C. J. Helms, who preceded her in death on April 30, 1963. On March 9, 1964, in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Tony Girratono and he preceded her in death on August 13, 1980. Mrs. Girratono worked in various jobs throughout her life. She was a secretary for 20 years for Meyer's Bus Service, Merriam, Ks., and also was a secretary and trustee for Bent Tree Harbor, near Warsaw, Mo. She was a cook for the Windsor Henry County R-I school district, and worked at the former Windsor Florist Shop and The Land Office. Most recently was secretary for the Windsor United Methodist Church. Betty was an avid quilter. She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the United Methodist Women and she also attended the Calhoun Methodist Church. Survivors include 2 sons, John Helms and his wife Sherry, Windsor, Mo.; and Jim Helms and his wife, Peggy, Louisburg, Ks.; 2 daughters, Pat Meyer and her husband Steve, Bates City, Mo.; and Peggy Jarrell, Blue Ridge, Texas; a stepson, Tony Girratono, Jr., State of Georgia; 8 grandchildren, Shawn, Jerry, Mike, Michele, Justin, Jon, Jeff, and Toni; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Billie VanSlyke, Penny Eckhoff, Larry Williams, and Brett VanSlyke. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raey Shrier. Funeral services will be Sunday, September, 26, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GIST, Mary Frances WILEY
1926-2000
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 7 2000 - Mary W. Gist, 74, Independence, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at the Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be Friday at the Speaks Suburban Chapel. Graveside services and burial will be Friday at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. She was born January 13, 1926, near Calhoun, daughter of Charles and Lida Askins Wiley. She received her education at Calhoun High School, Central Methodist College, Fayette, University of Kansas City and University of Missouri, Kansas City. She was in Independence resident for 50 years. She worked for Cramer Industries for 37 years and was controller at the time of her retirement. After her first retirement she worked for Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority as an ambassador, recruiting members and starting new chapters in towns surrounding the Kansas City area. At the time of her death she was associated with Harold's Sales & Services, Independence, a HVAC company. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Laureate Delta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in the Independence area. Surviving are her sons, James L. Gist and daughter-in-law Ruby, Lebanon, Indiana, Dr. Richard M. Gist and daughter-in-law Shannon Gist, Kansas city; daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Steve Sieczko, Atlanta, Georgia, and son William G. Gist, Ft. Wayne, Indiana; four grandsons; one granddaughter, two brothers, Cecil E. and H. Lewis Wiley, Independence; a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and George Kirchhofer, Clinton; sisters-in-law, Ruby Brand, Savannah, and Janice Wiley, Kansas City; two aunts, Doris Kelly, Kansas City, and Mary Hutcherson, Clinton; nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and cousins in the Kansas City, Clinton and Branson area and many sorority sisters and friends.

GIVENS, Curtis T.
1862-1892
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1 1892 - With deep regret we chronicle the death of Curtis T. Givens, which sad event occurred at Henderson, Texas last Wednesday. He had gone to recuperate from threatened consumption, after vainly trying the air of North Carolina and Kentucky. Never robust, his devotion to art was too much for his constitution, which was greatly broken about two years ago by an attack of grip. The writer has known Curtis from a boy, when a clerk in the drug house of Fulkerson & Parks, and remarked then his aptitude for sketching; after a time there, his bent took on development in a New York art school, returning with honors. For several years, he followed crayon work and sketching and numerous ones may be heard to say, gazing at some splendid specimen: "Curt Givens did that." The day he left for Texas, several months ago, he showed us a unique souvenir Silhouette sketch book, done while in North Carolina, which combined literary work of a rare order with artistic talent. He was bout 30 years old, an affable gentleman, a true friend. Funeral was at the Clinton Baptist Church yesterday and interment was at Englewood.

GIVENS, Virginia B.
1925-2002
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO Oct 8 2002 - Virginia B. Givens, 77, Clinton, died Sunday, October 6, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 12, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Antioch Cemetery, Clinton. She was born in Henry County. She worked at Wal-Mart for 20 years and later worked for the Henry County Library. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Gerald M. Pegg, Sr., Clinton, and three grandchildren, Gerald M. Pegg, Jr. of Columbia, Edward Booty of Kansas City and Pamela Sue Pegg of Norfolk, Virginia, and one sister, Mildred White.

GLADFELDER, Larry Wayne
1940-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - In loving memory of Larry Wayne Gladfelder. A man who never net a stranger and loved everyone he met. He will be missed by all. He died Friday, January 12, 1996, at the Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville, at the age of 55. Larry Wayne Gladfelder was born July 25, 1940 in Maryville, to Raymond and Dorothy (Oaks) Gladfelder. He lived in Maryville and Kansas City before moving to Urich in 1990. Mr. Gladfelder worked as an automobile mechanic in Kansas City. On May 9, 1991, he was united in marriage to Patsy McGown. Mr. Gladfelder was a member of the Maryville Lutheran Church in Maryville and the V.F.W. in Urich. He is survived by his wife Patsy of the home; his mother Dorothy Ebert, Maryville, one son, Gary Wayne Gladfelder, Sedalia; three daughters, Sherry Bougher, Sioux City, Iowa, Terry Van Houtan, Urich, and Roxanne Wallace, Maryville, and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Quinton Gladfelder and Brian Gladfelder. Cremation. Consalus Funeral Home in Urich was in charge of arrangements.

GLADFELTER, Kenneth
1920-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2007 - Kenneth Gladfelter, 87, Independence and formerly of Windsor, died Sunday, August 5, 2007, at The Groves Health Center, Independence. He was born June 4, 1920, in Windsor, the son of Paul Ellis Gladfelter and Beulah Florence (Swearngin) Gladfelter. On August 30, 1941, In Versailles, he married Flossie Lorene Morgan, who survives. He was manager of the Kroger Grocery Store in Windsor for 28 years before moving to Jefferson City where he was manager of Kroger's for two years before his retirement. He was In the United States Army for four years during World War II serving in North Africa and Italy. He was awarded the American Legion of Merit Medal during his service in Italy. At an early age, he joined Harmony Baptist Church, south of Windsor, later transferring his membership to First Baptist Church of Windsor, and then to Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #491, VFW Post #2610, Windsor, and the American Legion Post #499, Blue Springs. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Kay Weeks, Independence; a granddaughter Kristin Renee Poppe and her husband Jon, Lee's Summit; a grandson Matthew Craig Lindsey and his wife Tasha, Oak Grove; five great-grandchildren, Sydney, Jacob, Jordan, Bailee and Kyleigh; two brothers, Lawrence Gladfelter, Windsor, and Lyle Dean Gladfelter, Springfield; a sister Doris Jean Lane, Hondo, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Thursday, August 9, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GLADFELTER, Norma Lee SUMMERS
1928-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 6 2007 - Norma Lee Gladfelter, 79, Windsor, died Sunday, November 4, 2007, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born March 14, 1928, near Warsaw, In Benton County, the daughter of Robert Winfield Summers and Emma Ethel (Cooper) Summers. On July 29, 1946, in Windsor, she married John David "J.D." Gladfelter, who died June 14, 1990. Mrs. Gladfelter was a homemaker and had worked at Gerbes Supermarket in Windsor for several years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor, and also had volunteered at the Windsor Senior Center for several years. Survivors included two grandsons, David Walker and his wife Beth, and their son, Jaxon, Kansas City, and Derek Walker, Chicago, Illinois; a son-in-law, Gary W. Walker, Loveland, Colorado, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter Sue Ann Walker; three brothers, Grover Summers, Roy Summers and Robert Summers; five sisters, Edith Peters, Ethel LaRue, Ada Hartle, Kathryn Womble and an infant sister; a niece, Bonnie Gunn; three nephews, Jamie Summers, Mike Summers and Fred Hartle. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 10 at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GLASGOW, S. M.
abt 1850-1893
Walker Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, July 8 1893 - The remains of S. M. Glasgow were brought here Thursday from Chicago and taken to Walker graveyard for burial. About a week ago, the deceased, with Taylor Walker, left here in good health to visit the World's Fair but on the 4th was found dead in his hotel, caused, it is thought, by heart trouble. He was born in Cape Girardeau county and was 43 years old. Four years ago he married Miss Emily Walker and they lived happily together for two years, when she died. Leaves a father, four brothers, two sisters and a two-year-old babe to mourn his sudden and untimely death.

GLASPY, Clinton LeRoy Dr.
1932-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 1 2005 - Clinton LeRoy Glaspy was born May 23, 1932, in Garden City, Kansas, to Marion and Cora (Ihde) Glaspy. He died December 18, 2004, at his home in Clinton at the age of 72 after a battle with cancer. He graduated from Lakin High School in Kansas in 1950 after repeating his senior year due to a motor scooter accident that resulted in a long hospitalization and rehabilitation. It was during this time Clinton decided to become a doctor. In 1953, he married Helen Cochell and to this union five children were born, Michael, twins Daniel and Melinda, Timothy and Amy. In 1956 he graduated from the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery and in 1957 young Dr. Glaspy began his practice in Clinton. During his 36-year career, ending with his retirement in 1993, he became popular for his compassionate and genuine bedside manner, not to mention his expertise at nurturing and delivering thousands of babies into this world. The latter was what he loved best and it provided him countless precious memories and proud moments. On March 12, 1983, he married Darlene Campbell, who survives of the home. Despite his passion and devotion for his career, Clint packed a lot of living into his 72 years of life. He often took his kids and eventually grand kids on trips to the family farm, the lake, fishing, deer camps and various family outings. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting with friends and family and he has passed these devotions on to his kids and grand kids. He loved to laugh and tell jokes and he was well known for his trademark whistling. Upon retirement, he and Darlene began to winter in Texas, creating new friendships and wonderful memories to cherish. However, Clint had a strong commitment to his community as evidenced in his motto "You don't take - you give back to your community" and he gave willingly of his time to help in many civic projects. These include building the Homestead, renovating the Dorman House and one of his favorites, playing the country doc at the Henry County Museum each Christmas as he wrote out prescriptions for candy canes. He also was an active member of First Baptist church and served on various committees there. His love for children motivated him to serve on the golden Valley Day Care Board, a position he proudly held until his health prohibited it. His legacy will continue to live on in the anecdotes and dear memories which patients, friends, colleagues and family will continue to share over the coming years. Clint was preceded in death by an infant brother, Marion Eugene; his parents; his first wife, and son-in-law Bobby Woods. He is survived by his wife Darlene of the home; sons Michael and wife Ronda, Daniel and timothy; his daughters Melinda Fulton and husband Ross, and Amy Weaver and husband Ted. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as well as a host of friends. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church, Clinton, Tuesday, December 21. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GLASPY, Cora F. IHDE
1910-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2004 - Cora F. Glaspy was born February 26, 1910, in Tyrone, Oklahoma, daughter of Adolph W. and Augusta Elizabeth Ousterling Ihde. She died April 11, 2004 at Golden Valley Hospital. She was a retired dispatcher from the Kearney County, Kansas sheriff's office. she had also worked as a clerk for the City of Lakin, Kansas, and taught two years in a one-room school. Survivors include two sons, Clinton Glaspy and wife Darlene, Clinton, and Marvin Dale Glaspy and wife Lee, Penn Valley, California; one daughter, Arlene Campbell and husband George, Clinton; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 13 at Northeast Baptist Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GLASPY, Marion Clinton
1910-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marion Clinton Glaspy, 83, Greely, Kansas, died Saturday, October 30, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. Mr. Glaspy donated his body to the Kansas University Medical Center for medical science. Mr. Glaspy was born in Red Rock, Oklahoma and had lived in Greely for 25 years. He was an electrician contractor and he had worked for the LaCygne Power Plant before he retired. He was a member of I.B.E.W. Local of Topeka, Kansas. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Clinton Glaspy of Clinton and M. Dale Glaspy of Camarillo, Ca.; one daughter, Marlene Campbell of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Juanita Hilton of Las Vegas and Peggy Thornhill of Ruskin, Fl.; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter.

GLASS, Beulah Elizabeth "Liz" GRINDSTAFF
1929-2002
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2002 - Beulah Elizabeth (Liz) Glass, daughter of James Rubin and Beulah Loyd Grindstaff was born December 28, 1929, in Humansville, and died March 30, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was a licensed practical nurse retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Woody Grindstaff; one sister, Donna Miller and two sons, Chuck Wilson and Billy Wilson. She is survived by two sons, James Edward Wilson of Montrose and Robert R. Wilson of Clinton; three daughters, Patricia Chriss of Charleston, South Carolina, Donna Morgan and Denise Blankenship, both of Charleston, West Virginia; three brothers, Grover Grindstaff and wife, Marie, Lenaxa, Virginia, Robert Grindstaff of Clinton and Howard Grindstaff and wife Virginia, Windsor; one sister-in-law, Marie Grindstaff of Bolivar, and 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, April 3. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery.

GLASS, Billy N.
1927-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2001 - Billy N. Glass was born January 2, 1927, at Lincoln, son of Sterling and Nadine McQueen Glass. He died February 26, 2001, at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. He lived in the Clinton area all of his life. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a self-employed carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Jessie, of the home; three sons Nelson Glass, San Bernardino, California, Thomas Glass and Rodney Glass, both of Americus, Kansas; two daughters, Rita Heieck, West Covina, California, and Lois Bohrn, Lenexa, Kansas; two step-sons, James Moore and Paul Moore; one stepdaughter, Roseanna McClure, all of Clinton; one brother, Larry Glass, McAllister, Oklahoma; one sister Clara Fern Ebersole, Windsor; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, among them three who were raised in the home, Crystal, Brittany and Tara. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Louise Glass, who died June 3, 1981; one son, James Glass, who died in 1955, and one grandson, J. C. Glass. Funeral services were held March 2 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

GLASS, Freeman Harrison
1853-1934
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Aged Deepwater Man Passes - Death came to Freeman H. Glass as a release from intense pain Saturday night at his home in Deepwater. He had been seriously ill with pneumonia and complications several weeks, and his advanced age was against his recovery. Freeman Harrison Glass was born in Bates county near butler, July 28, 1853. He was the descendant of two pioneer families who came to Missouri from Kentucky. His father was Dr. Rankin Glass and his mother, previous to her marriage, Miss Martha Dunning. Mr. Glass received an excellent education at the State Teacher college in Warrensburg, which he attended when a young man. For many years he lived in Pettis County near Sedalia and taught school. He was especially brilliant in mathematics, quick and accurate in his calculations. March 3, 1879, he was united in marriage with Miss Lura Rice, who survives him with three children - Conway, Oren, and Floyd Glass, all of Deepwater, and five grandchildren. Five other children preceded him in death. Mr. Glass came to Deepwater many years ago and operated a dray several years. As his age advanced he gave up this work and began to farm a small tract of land in Deepwater, which he planted in various crops, usually corn and pumpkins. He was a familiar sight as he trudged up and down the rows of corn behind his horse-drawn plow, carefully tending his crop, sometimes taking a minute to rest and converse with a neighbor with a surprising understanding of life and human nature. As a young man he united with a Baptist church in Pettis county, then placed his membership in the Deepwater Baptist church when he came to that town. He was a faithful Christian, always serving his Master to his utmost. As long as his health permitted he was a regular attendant at the church services, Sunday school, and B.Y.P.U., in which he took great interest and was happy to be a child of the Lord. A diligent Bible reader, he had nearly completed reading his Bible through for the fourth time. During his last illness he often stated he was ready to go to that brighter land, and tried to sing favorite old hymns. The funeral was held at the Baptist church on Sunday. Burial was in the Albert Dunning Cemetery.

GLASS, James F.
1922-2002
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 28 2002 - James F. Glass, 79, Muskogee, Oklahoma, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, at an Oklahoma City hospital. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, at Englewood Cemetery. A native of Deepwater, he was born November 26, 1922, son of James F. and Lena Rissling Glass. He grew up in Deepwater where he received his formal education. He served his country during World War II. He began his service in the United States Navy and later was invited to join the elite group of fighter pilots of the United States Marine Corps. He was in the top two percent in the F4U Corsair group. He served in Okinawa and Tokyo, Japan. He was later invited to join and perform with a precision flying team for the Marine Corps. He later earned the rank of Major in the United States Marines Reserves. He earned his pharmacy degree from the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy where he was valedictorian. He was a member of the elite Mortar & Pestle Society. He owned Smith-Glenn-Calloway Clinic in Springfield. He married Topsi LeDoux on October 12, 1953. They made their home in Muskogee in the early 1950s and began a career with Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical. After retirement he worked as a relief pharmacist. His wife died in 1988. He married Betty Barnett September 1997. He attended the Muskogee First Baptist Church, a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, the Solomon Lodge #271 AF&AM in Springfield, the American Legion Post #15, the Bedouin Temple AAONMS of Muskogee and the Optimist Club of Muskogee. He is survived by his wife, Betty Glass of the home; two daughters, Terri Metzger and husband Jamey, Okay, Oklahoma, and Lisa Hammons and husband Stan, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four stepchildren, Judy Morris and husband David, Houston, Texas, Jennie Davis and husband Mark, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, John Barnett and wife Mia, Mountain View, Utah, Jeff Barnett and wife Nancy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel McConnell and Arlene Cowan. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Topsi, and second wife, Ruth Kelly.

GLASS, Lucielle REED
1913-2007
Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 11 2007 - Lucielle Glass, 94, Windsor, died Wednesday evening, May 9, 2007, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. She was born February 4, 1913, in Pettis County, the daughter of George B. Reed and Tressie Ester (Driskell) Reed. On April 13, 1946, in Olathe, Kansas, she married Henry Lawrence Egbert, who died June 1, 1977. On November 28, 1979, in Windsor, she married Sterling Glass, who died September 2, 1984. Mrs. Glass was owner/operator of the J&L Cafe many years ago in Windsor and also cooked in many restaurants in the area. Survivors include a niece and several nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother James Nathan Reed, and a sister Bessie Pauline Helphrey. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 12, at the Green Ridge Cemetery.

GLASSCOCK, Frances G. SPERRY
1923-2010
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Frances G. (Sperry) Glasscock died on September 3, 2010 at age 87. Her parents were Wm Hugh and Cora Cline (Ashley) Sperry. Her life began on July 25, 1923 in the poverty of a subsistence hill farm in the Leesville community of eastern Henry Co, Missouri. Early in her life her parents moved to Clinton and then to Bolivar, Missouri where her father entered the Southwest Baptist College where he earned the equivalent of a high school education, which had been impossible in the one room schoolhouse of Hortense, Mo of his youth. When Frances was seven years old her mother came down with advanced pulmonary TB which was epidemic at the time, after having a child only three months earlier. The family returned to Clinton only to be engulfed by the great depression of the 1930's. Frances, at a very early age took on the burden of caring for an infant brother and doing all cooking and cleaning for the family. From that experience came a woman of great strength and principle, traits which served her throughout her life. Frances attended Franklin Elementary and Clinton High School, graduating in 1941. She was gifted with a wonderful singing voice and took lessons under Clinton’s preeminent voice teacher, Sarah Margaret Gilbert. She was invited to sing at many social and religious events as well as high school. She hoped to pursue vocal studies at the college level but there simply was no money for college. She married her high school sweetheart William Robert Glasscock (Bill) near the end of WWII. Bill, like many returning veterans, found opportunities in Clinton nearly nonexistent. He began what would later be a very successful career in the building materials business by taking a job unloading sand from hopper cars by shovel into bins of the old E.D. Sayles Lumber yard on East Green. He and Frances stood shoulder to shoulder to rise from that humble beginning to found, own and operate a multi-state chain of lumber yards which survives today under the management of their youngest son, Kent. Their closest dating companions in high school were John Schmidt and Midge Bradley who themselves married and remain so to this day. Frances and Midge stood up for each other at their weddings. Frances and Bill settled in Manhattan, Ks where they resided the rest of their lives. Bill preceded her in death on Apr 9, 2004. They leave two sons, Terrance (Terry) of Lexington, Mass and Kent of Manhattan, Ks. Their sons have been a credit to their parents, each having served as Mayor of Manhattan and Kent the youngest served in the Kansas House of Representatives for successive terms, the last as Speaker of the House. Frances experienced a religious conversion in her teens during a revival meeting at the old Lowry City Baptist Church and was baptized in the Osage River at Brown Ford with a large group of young people. She joined the Lowry City Baptist Church and later became a founding member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Clinton, where her membership remained active to her death. Her greatest passion in life other than her family was a love of fine furniture and interior decorating. The home she leaves in Manhattan attests to that. Frances had two brothers, Kenneth O. Sperry of Clinton who preceded her in death and Derral K. Sperry of Houston, Texas. She leaves grandchildren Kelly Glasscock of Wichita, Ks, Cori Glasscock Hill of Kansas City and Creighton and Chase Glasscock of Manhattan as well as four great-grandchildren. Burial was at Englewood on Sept 7, 2010. (obituary by Derral K. Sperry)

GLASSCOCK, William R. "Bill"
1923-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 29 2004 - Longtime Manhattan businessman and civic leader William r. "bill" Glasscock, 80, died Friday morning, April 9, 2004, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan, Kansas. He was born on June 26, 1923, in Clinton, the son of Ralph and Inez (Woods) Glasscock. During World War II, he served meritoriously with the United States Army in North Africa from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1945. On October 27, 1944, in Clinton, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, the former Frances G. Sperry. Bill had been a Manhattan resident since moving his family here in 1957 and had maintained a second home outside of his hometown of Clinton until recently. Bill was the founder and chairman of the board for Kansas Lumber Homestore, which owns and operates lumberyards across Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. bill's civic leadership is evidenced by numerous titles and honors. His civic and professional memberships included the Manhattan Chamber of commerce, former chairman of the board for the Mid America Lumberman's Association, former president of the Central Missouri Lumberman's Association and former president of the Kansas Lumberman's Association. Principal among his many leadership activities was Bill's devotion to the local hospitals, serving as treasurer of the former Memorial Hospital and founding chairman of the Memorial Hospital Foundation. Later he was chairman of the Mercy Community Health Foundation in Manhattan and was recently named to the position of Emeritus Director. Although Bill undoubtedly will be remembered as a successful businessman and as an unselfish friend of the Manhattan community, his most lofty ambition, and his greatest success, was as a gentle, generous and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Bill's unshakeable devotion and unending kindness succeeds him in his loving family. Survivors include his wife, Frances, of the home; two sons, both former Mayors of Manhattan, Terry L. Glasscock and his wife Lynda Gardner, Lexington, Massachusetts, and Kent Glasscock and his wife Joyce, Manhattan; four grandchildren, Cori Hill, Kelly Glasscock, Creighton Glasscock and Chase Glasscock, and one great-grandson, Austin Hill; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Glasscock, Manhattan; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Glasscock and Bonita Sperry, both of Clinton; a brother-in-law, Derral Sperry and his wife Virginia, Houston, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and by one brother, Ralph Glasscock. Funeral services were held at New Hope Baptist Church, Clinton, Wednesday, April 14. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GOANS, Billy R.
1930-2002
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2002 - Billy R. Goans, 72, Lowry City, a healthcare maintenance worker, died Tuesday, December 3, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Kansas City. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

GOANS, Marie GIEFING WURZER
1906-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 2001 - Marie (Wurzer) Goans, 94, Clinton, formerly of Kansas City, died Tuesday afternoon, August 14, 2001, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton. Mrs. Goans was born November 18, 1906, in Neodasha, Kansas, the daughter of Georg F. Giefing and Anna (Biegelbaur) Giefing. she married Henry William Wurzer in Olathe, Kanas, and he preceded her in death. Later she was married to Azel R. Goans in Osceola and he also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Survivors include two sons, Henry W. Wurzer, Clinton, and Charles L. Wurzer, Gladstone; a sister, Theresa M. Brown, Osceola; two grandchildren, Daniel Joseph Wurzer and Linda L. Schnaible; three great-grandchildren, Justin, Derek and Jessie Marie; three stepsons, Danny Goans, Osceola, Billy R. Goans, Lowry City, and Bobby Goans, Spring Hill, Kansas; two stepdaughters, Betty Wood, Kansas City, and Daisy Lee Morris, Raymore; 13 step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Friday, August 17, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GOANS, Wanda Y. GREENWELL
1930-2006
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 22 2006 - Wanda Y. Goans died Thursday, November 9, 2006, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Clinton after a six-year battle with breast cancer. She was born October 23, 1930, near Lowry City to Jewell Bray Greenwell and Lawrence Greenwell. She attended Lowry City schools where she graduated in 1948. On August 24, 1950, she married Warren H. "Jack" Goans. She worked at Unitog Sewing Factory in Clinton during this time. This marriage ended in divorce. On November 24, 1953, she married Jason Riley Goans. He preceded her in death in November 1961. She accepted Christ in 1962 and was baptized at the old Lowry City Christian Church with membership at Park Grove Christian Church. She spent many years as a waitress and then as the famous "Chicken Fryer" at the Landmark Restaurant in Lowry City. She retired in 1982 due to osteoporosis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Jewell Greenwell; one son, Jackie Lee; one daughter, Anita Lou; one great-grandson, Leif Eric, and her brother Wayne Greenwell. She is survived by six children, Carol Welch, Marcia Hiser and Stanley Goans, all of Lowry City, Linda Newell of Scott City, Gloria Crowder of Deepwater and David Goans of Smyrna, Tennessee; four brothers and sisters, Bill Greenwell and Raymond Greenwell of Lowry City, Brenda Simmons of Clinton and Rosetta Goss of Osawatomie, Kansas; 13 grandchildren, Shawn Wilcox, Dusty Kalberloh, Jason Hiser, Isaac Newell, Brandon Goans, Marissa Hiser, Courtney Newell, Teea Green, Emily Kellis, Sasha Crowder, Christopher Goans, Reagan Goans and Whitney Crowder, also 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, November 12, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Landaker Cemetery.

GODDARD, John Jefferson
1863-1938
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - John Goddard of McLane street died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, having been ill with the flue about three weeks. Mr. Goddard, though at times suffering intensely, had not been continually confined to his bed. His good wife, who has also been ill, was only a little stronger than he and Mr. Goddard's constant concern was for her well being. He even walked to the square Friday, for a few errands and returned home quite exhausted. The next day he was not able to be up and gradually slipped from earthly scenes and his faithful and devoted wife. John Jefferson Goddard was born February 22, 1863, at Versailles, Mo., the son of good and exemplary citizens. About 1888 Mr. Goddard came to Clinton where he continued making his home and January 21, 1891, he and Miss Margaret Lillie Brott of Laclede, Mo., were married. Miss Brott had visited in Clinton, where they met and had become friends. As a girl she lived across the street from the Pershing home in Laclede, was in the same class with General Pershing at school and was one of the guests at the farewell party given for him when he left the home town to go to West Point, the beginning of his splendid military career. Mr. and Mrs. Goddard were members of the Clinton Baptist church and owned a pleasant modern cottage on East Grand River street where they lied until reverses brought on by the depression made them lose it. Mr. Goddard will be remembered as an efficient and capable restaurant man, owning his own business some 15 years. He was always interested in people and had many friends. His home was also important to him and he prided himself on his fine garden and beautiful flowers. A deep and close companionship bound Mr. and Mrs. Goddard close together, making them quite self-sufficient and the severance of this band brings a sense of deep loss to her brave heart. One sister, Mrs. Lucille G. Spencer of Kansas City, and one brother Thornton Goddard of Norton, Kans., survive with his wife and many relatives in the Versailles community. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Wilkinson Chapel. The body was laid to rest in Englewood.

GODWIN, Lula Mae KIMBALL
1887-1938
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death Claims Mrs. Ray Godwin Christmas Day - Prominent Clinton Business Woman Many Years - Owned Store With Sister, Miss Emily Kimball, at Death - Lingering Illness: Mrs. Ray Godwin, business woman of Clinton for almost 25 years where she exerted a constructive influence and policy of growth among merchants and her contemporaries, died at 11:10 a.m. Christmas, victim of a fatal malady, that had made serious inroad into her health before she told her family of her suffering. Mrs. Godwin had made her home at the Wm. Kimball residence, Fairview Addition, since the death of her mother four years ago. There, she was surrounded by most tender and careful love, especially that of her devoted sister, Miss Emily, with whom she was a partner in their dry goods store, and her brother, Forrest, who kept the long night vigils the last weeks. Lula Mae Kimball was born August 22, 1887, at Lowden, Ia., where she received her education, moving in 1901 with her family to a farm near Clinton. Two years later they moved to Clinton where Miss Lula was employed in the Degen Department Store, with which she remained over 20 years, an expert in the linen and cotton yard goods department. April 21, 1913, she was united in marriage to Raymond Godwin, from near Lucas, who then operated a barber shop on North Main Street where the Fellhauer Bakery now stands. They started housekeeping in the home they bought together on North Second Street, later selling it and purchasing a house at 105 East Henry Street. Their home circle was completed when they took to rear her little niece and namesake, Lula Rose Kimball, then only one year old, lavishing on the child all the love and kindness a true mother could bestow upon her own. Four years ago, when her mother, the late Mrs. Wm. Kimball, died, Mrs. Godwin and her family, moved to her father's home to do her part to fill as well as possible her mother's place and help her sister guide the life of another niece, now Mrs. Clayton Hood, of Clinton. The strength and faith of the Christ came into her life when she was a young woman and she united with the Good Hope Baptist Church, January 27, 1918. She transferred her membership to the Franklin Street Methodist Church of Clinton where she was a regular and appreciative attendant and a member of the Amica Sunday School Class. Mrs. Godwin was a fine and noble woman, whose splendid principles of Christian living and business integrity were as superior as her unselfishness and great heart. Their family ties were closely knit and for months she bore in silence the secret of the malady that was inevitably taking its toll of her life, willing to bear alone the pain, the knowledge of which would make others sorrow. No complaint passed her lips when her cup was pure anguish and she bravely fought for life, saying till near the last she would be better. Then she made all her plans, arranged the services, the pallbearers and true to her promise, stayed with them till Christmas--and on the day God gave the infant Savior to the earth, he took her spirit home, erasing the pain from her serene brow, and settling peace there. Natural gifts made Mrs. Godwin a business woman and after the Degen Store was closed, she became the manager of the O. C. Roe Department Store on the west side of the square where Lewis' and Kimball Sisters' stores are today. In the spring of 1935, her life's ambition was realized when she and her sister, Miss Emily Kimball, opened their own dry goods store on the west side of the square--Kimball Sisters'. No task for its advancement was too great for her to undertake, or no detail too small to engage her concern. She had an ease with her customers and an affable grace in meeting the public, coup-led with a sincere desire to please and an interest in individual needs that made her wonderfully capable and efficient. She had a quiet kindliness in serving all customers that women especially appreciated. A love of flowers and home were prominent characteristics that made her life well rounded and varied. Her suffering was relieved by the beauty of flowers, which had been kept near her every day since August, a token of friendship and sympathy from her many friends. She is survived by her husband, father, only sister, Miss Emily, niece, Lula Rose Kimball, all of home; brother, Forrest, Fred and Earl, of Clinton, and Will, who is in the West. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Franklin Street Methodist Church. The body was laid to rest in Englewood, Wilkinson Funeral Service in charge.

GODWIN, William M. Sr.
1860-1934
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Oct 1934 - Death of W. M. Godwin - An Outstanding Citizen - His Kindly Guidance Had Helped Many - A founder of the Clinton Y.M.C.A. and a Staunch Advocate of Prohibition - The life work of W. M. Godwin was brought to a close at 11:25 Thursday night, October 25, at his home on South Third Street. He had been ill since October 12 with a serious stomach trouble. When he first became ill, his two sons were called home, but after their arrival he rallied, bolstering up their hopes until the last day. He had suffered from this stomach trouble many years and five years ago had a very serious attack. Mr. Godwin was one of the outstanding citizens of Clinton, always standing for what he thought was right, regardless of how it affected him or his business personally. He was the friend of children and for many years was the juvenile truant officer, giving the children gentle and wise counsel and getting underprivileged children back into school or into home where they could be cared for properly. In this work, Mr. Godwin and his wife worked hand in hand and their home was often a haven for little ones in times of distress. For many years he was in charge of the charity work of Henry county, the greater share of the service being given without compensation. He had been engaged in welfare work since 1887, and organized and for years headed the Associated Charities of Clinton. Born in Cooper County, Mo., March 6, 1860, Mr. Godwin came to Henry county with his parents the late Wm. and Amelia Ann Moore Godwin when very young. He grew to manhood near Lucas seizing every opportunity for an education. He attended the University of Missouri and in 1884, 50 years ago, graduated with the degree that was then called Principal of Pedagogy. He was a natural teacher and combined with this the best training that Missouri had to offer at that time. As the days and years grew, Mr. Godwin was ever a seeker of Knowledge and not only received it but gave the things he knew to those with whom he associated. He was a teacher for many years, a part of the time in Clinton's historic Lampkin Academy where Miss Jean Audrey Blakemore also taught and who became his wife June 27, 1889. Soon after he left college, Mr. Godwin came to Clinton and was employed as reporter on the Democrat for some time. During that time he was correspondent for the New York World and other newspapers. He wrote with a brilliancy of style and human interest seldom found in such a young man. The rest of his life he retained his interest in newspaper work. Perhaps the service that he enjoyed most was rehabilitation work with injured soldiers in St. Louis following the World war. He planned occupation for which the soldiers would be best adapted for life occupations, following the great sacrifice they had made for their country. He had a sympathetic understanding of their problems and in traveling over the state today, one meets many men who owe their bright outlook on life to the kindly guidance of Mr. Godwin at this critical period of their life. He served Henry county as fuel administrator during the war, also was one of Henry county's "Four-Minute Men", who spoke in behalf of the sale of Liberty loans and in the Red Cross campaigns. Mr. Godwin also served as the county school commissioner from 1887 to 1889 and was secretary of the state school book commission under Governor Francis. Ever interested in youth, he was one of the founders of the Clinton Young Men's Christian association and served as one of its directors during its operation. He led a group of young men of the organization, who termed themselves the Inner Circle, in the study of the Bible and prayer. Several from this group gave their lives as ministers of the gospel and others have become prominent lawyers, doctors and entered other professions. In early youth, Mr. Godwin was converted. He came from a family of Methodists as his father helped establish the M. E. Church at Lucas, and in Clinton W. M. Godwin served many years on the board of deacons at M. E. Church, South, sponsored Epworth League, and was ready with hand and heart to do anything he could at all times. As a Bible teacher he excelled and during his entire residence in Clinton taught in the M. E. Church, South. At the time of his death, he was the Women's Bible class teacher on Sunday morning. He also taught in the South Side Sunday School in recent years. For a number of years, Mr. Godwin worked for the M. K. & T. railroad as immigration agent for the purpose of colonizing Texas. The past 40 years he was in the real estate and insurance business in Clinton, and during all that time he was a helpful counselor to his insurance customers, having himself a complete knowledge of the business and always ready to give his excellent advice for the customers best interests. He was a staunch advocate of prohibition and for a number of years led and spoke for the Prohibition party of this county and state. If he thought the cause to be right, he was unafraid to state publicly his stand on any question. His marriage to Miss Jean Audrey Blakemore resulted in a beautiful companionship for each which grew with the years. To their union were born three sons. One died in infancy and the other two, Blakemore Godwin, now director of the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio, and Jimmie Jean Godwin, who is an electrical engineer with the Westinghouse Company, at St. Louis, are left to comfort their mother. There is one grandchild, pretty little Jean Ruth Godwin, age 28 months, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Jean Godwin. Of course, this little lady was the idol of her grandfather's heart. Mr. Godwin put first things first - the will of God and his righteousness, and wise and sympathetic counsel to his own family, and an unfailing generosity toward humanity. He and his wife guided their own sons into fine, worthwhile Christian lives. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Franklin street M. E. church. Burial was in Englewood. The South Side Sunday school where Mr. Godwin was a teacher many years went to the cemetery in a body after their regular services in the afternoon. At the graveside each member of the group dropped a white flower into the open grave, demonstrating their love and respect for their friend.

GOFF, Albert Gordon
abt 1875-1945
A. G. Goff found dead Albert Gordon Goff, 70, who had been a resident of Brownington for the past 30 years where he had farmed, was found dead in the yard of his home Tuesday, April 10 1945. The coroner, Dr. R. S. Hollingsworth was called but death was determined to have been from natural causes. Mrs. Goff had preceded her husband in death, leaving their 11 children to survive their parents; Floyd Goff and Clifford Goff of Boise City, Oklahoma; Mrs. Edna Schlessinger of Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. Ruby E. Terry, Mrs. Joyce Gilbert, Charles Goff and Mrs. Ruth Carroll of Kansas City; Mrs. Pauline Jones of Raytown; Gordon Goff who is with the U. S. Navy; Lt. Dale Goff who is with the Army Air Corps at Clovis, N.M.; and Glen Goff who is with the Navy stationed at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Funeral services for this respected, worthy, Henry Countian will be conducted at the Presbyterian Church in Brownington and burial will be at Albany, Missouri. The funeral service was held Thursday, April 19, 1995 at the Brownington Presbyterian Church. Burial and graveside services were Friday at Albany, Mo. Among those here for the service were; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Schlessinger, Wichita, Kansas; Floyd and Clifford Goff, Boise City, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ruby E. Terry, Mrs. Joyce Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goff Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Carroll, Kansas City; Mrs. Pauline Jones, Raytown.

GOFF, Bash SAMPSON
1881-1934
Clinton MO, May 5, 1934 - Mrs. A. G. Goff entered the eternal sleep at her home in Brownington, Tuesday, April 24, 1934, after a short illness, at the age of 53 years and nine days. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy at 11:30 p.m. the preceding Sunday and never regained consciousness. Previous to the stroke she had been in average good health, but a fractured ankle gave her considerable pain. Her passing was especially sad as her father, Thomas Sampson, was buried the Thursday before. Mrs. Bash Sampson Goff, the daughter of Thomas L. and Nancy Sampson, was born at Albany, Missouri, April 15, 1881. She was converted and joined the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church in early girlhood, moving her membership to the Brownington Presbyterian Church in 1916 and remaining a faithful member and worker until the end. She was united in marriage to Albert G. Goff December 17, 1908. To this union 7 children were born: Mrs. Clarence Jones of Kansas City; and Charles, Gordon, Ruth, Dale Glen and Joyce of the home, who with the husband, and four step-children, Mrs. H. I. Terry, Kansas City; Mrs. F. H. Schlessinger, Wichita, Kansas; Floyd and Clifford, Griggs, Oklahoma, mourn the passing of a wife, mother, and true friend. A sister, Mrs. Kenneth Murrell, two brothers, Harry and Willis Sampson, all of Albany, Mo., nine grandchildren and a host of friends and other relatives also survive. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge and the Presbyterian Ladies Aid Society, enjoying activities in both and in church circles, loved and respected by all who ever knew her. Funeral services were held in Brownington on Wednesday of last week. The body was then taken to her old home, Albany, and the second services were held in her home church there on Thursday by the pastor. She was laid to rest beside her parents in the Henton Cemetery at Albany.

GOFF, Carl Joseph
1904-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Carl J. Goff, 88, Windsor, died Monday evening, March 1, 1993, at Resthaven of Windsor Nursing Home. He was born June 26, 1904, in Henry County, east of Clinton, the son of Thomas E. Goff and Essa Eva George Goff. On April 10, 1943, at the Harmony Baptist Church near Windsor, he married Ethel Dale Harvey, who preceded him in death July 1, 1974. Mr. Goff worked for the Windsor Coal Company as a Tipple Oiler for 18 1/2 years before his retirement. He also worked at Truman High School in Independence and the Allen-Rusk Hatcher in Windsor. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church in Windsor. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Cox, Calhoun; a sister, Irene Murray, Windsor, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday morning. March 3, at the Hadley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GOFF, Charles L.
1911-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Charles L. Goff - Services were held Thursday, Oct. 24, 1991 at the Butler Chapel in Bolivar, for Charles L. Goff, 80, of South Kansas City, who died October 21, at St. Joseph Health Center. A native of Albany, Mo., he had lived in Grandview, Bolivar and Lowry City, before he returned to Grandview in 1989. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service before he retired. He was a member of the American Postal Workers Union and the National Postal Employees Retirees Association. He was a member of the Grandview Masonic Lodge and the First Baptist Church of Bolivar. He leaves a granddaughter, Melissa Tolivar, Grandview, and a grandson, Aaron Goff, Kansas City; four brothers, Glenn Goff, Perry, Ia., Gordon Goff, Springfield, Dale Goff, Kansas City, and Clifford Goff, Oklahoma City, Ok.; three sisters, Joyce Gilbert, Overland Park, Ks., Ruth Carroll, Eagle Rock, Mo., and Pauline Jones, Lowry City, and two great-grandsons.

GOFF, Daniel D. "Danny"
1956-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 17 2005 - Danny D. Goff, 49, Windsor, died Saturday morning, October 15, 2005, at his home in Windsor. He was born March 3, 1956, in Kansas City, the son of Daniel Lee Goff and Kathleen (Shepherd) Goff. On February 9, 1991, in Warrensburg, he married Linda McClure, who survives of the home. He worked as an installer for Heimsoth Pools in Cole Camp for several years. He had also worked with his father in heavy construction and had most recently worked at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg before his disability retirement in 1991. He was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Cody Goff of the home, and Jeremy Goff, Gravois Mills; a daughter Jennifer Maslen and her husband Jimmie, Jamestown; two grandsons, Austin and Andrew Maslen; mother and stepfather Kathy and Jim Millam, Quarles; a brother Steven "Chuck" Goff and his wife Judy, Calhoun; a sister Cynthia Warnock, San Diego, California; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and a niece Asia Howell. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 18, at the Windsor Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GOFF, Daniel Lee
1933-1996
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Daniel L. Goff, 63, Windsor, died early Wednesday, January 31, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, in Clinton. He was born March 11, 1933, in Warsaw, the son of Arthur Eugene Goff and Mary Lee Quigley Goff. On August 5, 1952, in Sedalia, he married Kathy Shepherd, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mr. Goff was a construction worker for the Laborers Union No. 663, Kansas City, for many years, before his retirement. In addition to this wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel D. and Linda Goff, Windsor, and Steven C. and Judy Goff, Windsor; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia S. and Douglas Warnock, Warrensburg; three foster daughters, Melinda and her husband, Howard Coker, Windsor, Christy Larrabee, Wilburton, Oklahoma, and Brandy Larrabee, Clinton; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nadine and Bill Totton, Kansas City, and Louise and Harold Inman, Kansas City; a brother, Eugene Goff, Warsaw, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 2, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GOFF, Ephraim L.
1809-1885
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Advocate, Clinton MO, Thursday, Apr 30 1885 - Another Pioneer Gone. Died, at the residence of John Goff, one mile south of Calhoun, on the 22nd day of April, 1885, Ephraim L. Goff in his 76th year. He was confined to his bed for the past six months with consumption. He was buried in the Combs' cemetery on the 23rd inst. by the side of his mother and other relatives, it being part of his old homestead and first settlement in Missouri. He was never married and has made his home for the past 20 years at the place of his death. He emigrated to this state from Tennessee in the year 1833 along with his uncle, Wm. Goff, who was one of the first county judges, three being appointed at the same time. The subject of this sketch entered upon lands now occupied by Wm. H. Combs, in Deer Creek township. It will be seen he lived here continuously 52 years. He was temperate in all things, lived an upright life and enjoyed the good will and respect of all who knew him, and will be sadly missed by many who knew him from their earliest recollection.

GOFF, Irmah Helen GREENE
1916-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 14 2001 - Irmah Helen Goff, 85, Windsor, died Saturday, September 1, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born March 18, 1916, in Benton County, near Santiago, the daughter of William E. Greene and Esther (Miller) Greene. On January 20, 1935, in Windsor, she married Robert Earl Goff, who died April 17, 1985. She worked at the International Shoe Factory. She also worked for Dr. Claude Thurber in Windsor and worked in the Medical Records Department at the Windsor Hospital. After her retirement she worked part-time at the Grain Belt Hatchery in Windsor and the Lenora Blackmore Public Library, also in Windsor. She was a member of the first Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, Bob Goff, Raymore; a daughter, Connie Goff, Windsor; three grandchildren, Mary Beth Goff, Gary T. Goff and Phil Goff; four great-grandchildren, Sammy Goff, Drew Goff, Jeffrey Goff and Emmy Goff; a sister, Wilma Neil, Ionia, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Oren Greene; two sisters, Orilla Chaney and Maxine Klimpel, and a grandson, Jeff Goff. Funeral services were Monday, September 3, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GOFF, Jane Ann TEMPLETON
1840-1928
Combs Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Jane Ann Templeton was born in West Virginia, Oct. 10, 1840. She had the misfortune to lose her father when quite young. Her mother then marrying G. R. Powell, who emigrated to Henry county when she was 12 years of age. They settled on a farm close to Bronaugh church. When nineteen she was united in marriage to Ephriam Goff and with the exception of 4 years spent in Boone county, their lives were spent in the Bronaugh and Alberta neighborhoods. Four children were given to this union, all living - Mrs. Minnie A. Day of Missoula, Mont., Edwin L. Goff of Clinton, Mo., Mrs. Fannie Lee Hastain, of Chilhowee, Mo., Chas. F. of Luport, Idaho. She also raised her niece, Ollie Atwell Chalmers, whom she always loved as a daughter. She was converted and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Bronaugh about 55 years ago. In January 1914, her husband passed to the great beyond at what is known as the Eph. Goff place, one-half mile west of Alberta, where they had lived many years. She then went to make her home with her son Ed. who has a home on the same farm. After the death of his wife in 1921 she did all she could to make a home for him and Vest, and they all realized that she was overtaxing herself. Her beloved foster daughter, "Pet," took her to her home, and gave her every care possible until last fall, when on account of needing some one stronger to lift her, she was brought back to her son's, where she was tenderly cared for by him and his children until she passed away March 14. For some years she had been afflicted with dropsy. She went so easily that her son and daughter, Mrs. Hastain, who were near in the room, did not realize that the end was near until it came. Grandma Goff, as we who knew her best, loved to call her, was one of nature's gentle women, always kind and sympathetic. She was always so grateful and appreciated every little thing done for her. Those who served her always said "It is a pleasure to do for Grandma, she never finds fault or criticizes." What a wonderful tribute! As long as she was able she enjoyed going to the neighborhood gatherings and got as much pleasure as the youngest one present; and everything seemed a little happier and more complete if she was there to give you a friendly greeting. The funeral services were held at her son's March 15, at 2 p.m. Dr. Allen, of Lewis Station, who had been her physician and friend, conducted the services and paid a beautiful tribute to her memory. On account of the inclement weather and much sickness in the neighborhood, only a few of the many who would have loved to pay this last tribute of respect, were permitted to be present. The body was laid to rest in Combs cemetery, by the side of her husband. Thus a good woman has passed on, but her life will rest as a benediction on and an inspiration in the lives of her five children, 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a very large host of friends.

GOFF, Lewis I. "Luke"
1839-1908
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 11 1908 - The death of Lewis I. Goff occurred at the home of his son-in-law, Charles Newman at Lewis Station, where he was taken after the serious accident where he was thrown from a carriage and taken to the home of A. P. Smith in Clinton, where he lay in bed for two weeks. He had telephoned good friends from his son-in-law's home and had them visit him the Sabbath before he was stricken with paralysis. Born September 18, 1839 in Missouri; married Miss Sarah A. Wiley April 25, 1861; she survives, as does his only child Mrs. Newman, and one grandson Louis, about 15. Mr. Goff was born, raised and always lived in the neighborhood in which he died. He was respected for his genuineness of charter and uprightness. Burial in the Calhoun Cemetery.

GOFF, Nancy Gage RENFRO
1821-1902
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, March 1, 1902 - Mrs. Nancy Goff died at the home of her son, William Goff, one mile south of Calhoun, Wednesday morning (Feb. 26, 1902) age, 81. Came with her parents to Henry County in the 1830's. Her husband, Andrew Goff, built the house in which the first county court of Henry County was held. She leaves on son, William, who is in Washington Territory.

GOFF, Paul
1869-1939
Yakima Herald, Yakima, Washington, Jan 4 1939 - Funeral services for Paul Goff, 69, who died early Wednesday morning in St Elizabeth's Hospital will be held Friday afternoon from the Chapel of Shaw and Sons, and burial will be in Tahoma Cemetery. Goff had been ill with a heart ailment since Dec 18. He lived in the Fruitvale District. He was born in Henry County, Missouri and lived in Yakima 20 years. the family includes his wife, Eliza; two sister, Mrs. Fannie Bardwell and Mrs. Nora Zimmerman, both of Long Beach, Cal., and a niece in Yakima, Mrs. Grace Deffenbough.

GOFF, Sarah A. "Sallie" WILEY
1835-1915
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
“Aunt Sallie” Goff, relict of the late Luke Goff, departed this life Wednesday evening of last week, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Newman. Funeral services conducted at the home Friday morning, and interment at Drake's Chapel. Deceased was a sister of Thomas J. and John Wiley, and was born February 4, 1835, on the old Wiley homestead. - (county coordinator note: she and her husband are buried at the Calhoun cemetery)

GOFF, Steven "Chuck"
1962-2009
Steven "Chuck" Goff, 47, of Clinton, Missouri, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at his home in Clinton. He was born January 11, 1962, the son of Daniel Lee Goff and Kathleen (Shepherd) Goff. Steven did automotive body work during the past several years and had worked at Rusche Body, in Calhoun. He was a member of Save Our World Ministries Church and was baptized 2 weeks ago. Survivors include a son, Steven D. "Moe" Goff, Calhoun, Mo.; mother, Kathy Millam and her husband Jim, Edwards, Mo.; a sister, Cynthia Warnock, Clinton, Mo.; 2 step-children, Jason Crowder and Jennifer Shouse, Leeton, Mo.; 2 step-grandchildren, Bryon and Kayla Crowder; 2 sisters, Brandy Bailey, Windsor, Mo., and Christy Larrabee, Lamar, Mo.; 5 nieces and nephews, Jeremy Goff, Jennifer Maslen, Cody Goff, Roger Howell, and Kim Jennings; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Also surviving is Chuck's girlfriend, Emma Osburn, Clinton, Mo., whom he had planned to marry this coming July. Chuck was preceded in death by his father, brother, Danny Goff and a niece, Asia Howell. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 30, at Save Our World Ministries, Clinton, Mo.

GOFF, Walter Thomas Jr.
1932-1991
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Walter Thomas Goff, Jr. was born June 5, 1932, in Warsaw, the son of Walter Thomas Goff, Sr. and Irene Brown Thomas. He passed away suddenly July 7, 1991, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 59 years, one month and two days. He was married to the former Zelma Iiams Webster October 6, 1967, and the couple made their home at 216 W. Allen Street in Clinton. He was employed in Clinton by the Beacon Moving and Storage Company for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Zelma of the home; two sons, David Deckard, Kansas City, Kansas, and James Frederick Goff, Tucson, Arizona; two daughters, Roberta Irene Sresea, Morenci, Arizona, Kathy Sundoval, Pueblo, Colorado; seven step-children; one half-brother, Harold Davis, Kansas City, Kansas; six grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, July 11, 1991, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

GOFF, Zelma Pearl IIAMS WEBSTER
1919-1997
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Zelma Pearl Webster Goff, 78, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at her home in Clinton. She was born January 11, 1919, in Hickory County, the daughter of David Taylor Iiams and Beulah Linsey Iiams. She was a lifelong resident of this area. On September 23, 1938, she was united in marriage to Orville Franklin Webster and to this union 11 children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; one brother; her husband, Orville; twin sons, Joe Franklin and Jerry James; one daughter, Beaulah Weaver; another son, David Eugene, and four grandchildren of Beaulah Weaver's. She was married to Walter Goff October 6, 1967, who preceded her in death on July 7, 1991. She was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church and the Golden Valley Roamers. She is survived by three sons, James Webster, Kansas City, Eldon, and Danny Webster, Clinton; four daughters, Shirley Mothersbaugh, Alice Collins, Linda Webster and Dorothy Webster, all of Clinton; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 26, at the Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

GOHEEN, Ira L.
1893-1971
Belle Plaine, Sumner Co, Kansas - A longtime resident of Belle Plaine, Ira L. Goheen, 77, died Friday in a Wellington hospital. A retired pharmacist, he was owner of the former Goheen Drug Store here. He was born August 25, 1893, at Clay Center, Kan., and had been a resident of Belle Plaine since 1921. He was a 50-member of the local Masonic Lodge, a member of the Wichita Shrine, Wichita Consistory, the American Legion, and a veteran of World War I. Mr. Goheen was the first president of the Arabian Horse Club. He was a past president of the Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce, and member of the city council and school board. In addition to his widow, Myrtle, he is survived by a grandson, Rick Goheen of Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services were held Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the local cemetery with Hatfield Funeral Home in charge.

GOHEEN, Myrtle Vance GRAGG
1885-1982
Belle Plaine, Sumner Co, Kansas - A former resident, Myrtle Vance Goheen, 97, died Dec. 29 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She moved from Belle Plaine in 1979 and had been residing at Presbyterian Manor in Kansas City. She was born Jan. 5, 1885, the daughter of Burton and Cynthia Gragg. She grew up in Lawrence and in 1909 was a member of the first graduating class of registered nurses from the University of Kansas School of Nursing. She and Ira Goheen were married in Lawrence in 1919. He died in 1971. They were parents of one son, John Richard who died in April of 1944. The Goheens moved to Belle Plaine in 1920, where they purchased the drugstore, which they operated until 1951, when they sold the store to the Roy Cheeks. Mrs. Goheen was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a grandson, Dr. John Goheen, and a great-granddaughter, Julia Goheen, both of Kansas City; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Goheen of Independence, Ks.; a half-sister, Helen Fairchild of Carlsbad, Ca.; and a cousin, Selden Butcher of Wichita. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 31, from the Presbyterian Church here with interment following at Belle Plaine cemetery.

GOHEEN, Paul Alfred
1919-1993
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Paul Alfred Goheen was born May 1, 1919, in Brownington, the son of Anderson and Josie Goheen. He passed away November 1, 1993, in Canon City, Colorado, at the age of 74. He moved from Brownington to Colorado in 1968. He worked on the tracks for the railroad. He loved to fish and work in his garden. He was a member of the Church of Christ Pentecostal Church in Loveland, Colorado. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Graveside services were Monday, November 8, at Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

GOLDEN, Virginia A. DORMAN
1854-1900
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jun 1900 - Mrs. Virginia D. Golden, after months of intense suffering, died at her home one mile northwest of Clinton Sunday, June 17, at 8:25 p.m. She was born in Owenton, Owen county, Ky. October 7, 1854, and during her infancy was brought to this county by her parents, the late Mathew Dorman and wife. In 1872, she was married to Daniel S. Golden and was mother of three children, one of whom, Mrs. George S. Blanchard of Brownington survives her. For sixteen or more years, she had been a devoted member of the Christian Church and bore her sufferings with fortitude and met death with calmness and composure. Her health had not been good since she was injured some months ago and within the past few months, when it was known that an internal cancer had formed, every effort that medical science could offer or suggest was of no avail. The funeral was held at her residence at the cemetery near Huntingdale, the grave was lined with white fabric and beautifully decorated with cedar, ferns and flowers as a living offering of the Brownington Sunday School, thru Chas Rickett, the superintendent.

GOLDSMITH, Clarence M.
1912-1992
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clarence M. Goldsmith, 79, Windsor, died Friday, May 8, 1992, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born October 23, 1912, in Chenoa, Illinois, the son of Frank Goldsmith and Matilda Meiers Goldsmith. On March 4, 1933, in Sedalia, he married Fern Ann Snapp, who preceded him in death October 7, 1989. He was a farmer for many years before going to work for Central Missouri State University in the heating and cooling maintenance department. He worked for CMSU for 10 years before retiring in 1978. Survivors include a son, Raymond E. Goldsmith, Windsor; two sisters, Anne Ramyer, Windsor, and Blanch Sappington, Sedalia; two grandsons, Clayton and Clinton Goldsmith, both of Windsor. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were Monday, May 11, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

GOLDSMITH, Jacob
1828-1898
Hebrew Union Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Clinton MO - Uncle Jacob Goldsmith died at this home on East Green St. Sunday evening, July 10, at 6:45 p.m. after an illness of only a week. He seemed to be in good health until the Sunday evening of Mr. Kahn's death but on Tuesday morning got up and walked around the yard and on that night was taken very ill. Born in Ostrowa, Prussia, August 10, 1828 and lacked only a month of being three scores and ten. He moved from that country to Germantown, when he was about 19 and engaged in business, from that place to this city, where he was engaged in the clothing and dry goods business for over 35 years, retiring from active business about 8 years ago. He won many friends while in business here. Four brothers and three sisters and only Henry, who formerly lived here, survives him. Three of his sons, Louis, Henry and Julius, live in Athens, Texas, Julius alone being here at the time of his father's death. The others by some mistake did not receive the telegrams in time. He was married in St. Louis in 1865 to Miss Nannie Exiner. He was a faithful member of United workmen, that order taking care of him in his sickness. Remains laid to rest in the Jewish cemetery in Sedalia.

GONNER, Frank Xavier
1860-1912
Durango Herald, Durango, CO - The entire populace of Durango was shocked shortly after the noon hour yesterday when the report that Frank Gonner, the well known music dealer and photographer, had committed suicide in Silverton, spread like wildfire. At first the report was not generally believed, but further telephone communication with the Silverton authorities brought a verification. The exact time of the terrible deed is not known. Last Friday Mr. Gonner boarded the train for Silverton to attend to business matters. On Sunday afternoon at 2:15 he was seen by ...an intimate friend, a Mr. Patterson, and then went to the depot supposedly to take the afternoon train for home. This he did not do and the last time he was seen was at 11:30 o'clock Sunday night. About 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning as Louie Fedal was delivering milk in the vicinity of the Silverton Northern railroad yards... [he] drove down the tracks by some box cars on a siding south of the depot, ...[and]... saw a hand sticking out of a box car door. The weather at the time was 12 degrees below zero. Believing that some man was sleeping in the car, Mr. Fedal went to the box car where he discovered a dead man laying in a pool of blood. He immediately notified Coroner McLeod and an investigation was made. The dead man's identification was soon learned as Frank Gonner of this city. Only one set of tracks led to the box car and there were no signs of any scuffle. It was a clear case of suicide. Beside the body lay a common pocketknife with its blad of three and a half inches opened. On the right and front side of the throat was found a ragged wound three inches in length which had severed the external jugular vein, according to the doctor who was called. The nature of the wound was such that Mr. Gonner had lived for approximately an hour before becoming unconscious and he slowly bled to death. The indications were that after entering the box at an early hour Monday morning, Mr. Gonner had taken off his overcoat and placed it against the side wall. He then took off his necktie and partly took his collar off. He then no doubt pulled out his knife and slashed his throat while in a sitting posture. The indications are that he remained seated until from the loss of blood he lost consciousness, sprawled out and died. So clear was the case of suicide that the coroner decided no inquest was necessary. The body was removed to the Prosser undertaking parlors where the clothes were searched. A gold watch, an Elk charm, an Elk pin, and $6.25 in money were found, and the presence of these articles exploded any other theory of death except by suicide. So cold was the temperature and so long had the body been exposed to the cold that when it was found the hands, feet, and other portions of the body were frozen stiff, while the face was frostbitten. Mr. Gonner had been dead for a period in excess of 24 hours when found. The late Mr. Gonner was a member of the Durango B.P.O. Elks, having joined that order on April 20, 1904. At one time he was the exalted ruler. He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Mystic Circle, carrying $3,000 insurance in the former order. The remains of the late Frank Gonner were brought to this city from Silverton shortly before 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon, they being accompanied by John McKinnin, who had been sent up for that purpose by the local order of Elks. At the depot the remains were packed in the hearse and accompanied by members of the Elks lodge were taken to the Goodman undertaking parlors. The Presbyterian church was filled to its capacity this afternoon with the associates and friends of the late Frank Gonner as well as people who knew him, not intimately, but as a respected citizen of this city for many years. The center portion of the church was reserved for the family of the departed, for the members of the Durango band, who attended in a body, for the B.P.O. Elks, and the Woodmen of the World, a large representation from both of the last two named, being present. The casket was covered with flowers, most of them being set pieces from the organizations to which the departed belonged, and from personal friends. The Elks had charge of the services at the cemetery where they conducted the ceremony for burial of the dead according to their ritual. Then "dust unto dust" and the remains of Frank Gonner now rest beside those of wife and child in Greenmount. Frank Xavier Gonner was born in Luxemburg, Germany, on May 3, 1860, being the youngest of a family of three, and the only son. his parents were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gonner, the later dying when Frank was quite small. After the lapse of some years, Mr. Gonner married again and with his second wife he is still living Luxemburg. Both daughters are married, one residing in Luxemburg, the other in Berlin. The first seventeen years of the boy's life was spent in the city of his birth, where he was carefully educated, being destined for the priesthood, since his family were devout Catholics. The life did not appeal to the lad and he rebelled. Paul Gonner, like the heads of so many German families, was a rigid disciplinarian, and gave his son his choice between the church and the army as a future career. Since Frank cared for neither, and some of the things he might do were not agreeable to the family, his father consented to his making a trip to the United States with an uncle, who is at present located in California. Doubtless, the elder Gonner thought that the boy would, after a time, grow tired of this country and, returning to his native land, serve his time in the German army as all able-bodied youths must do, and then settle down to one of the professions. But Frank's prejudice against serving in the army was deep seated, more so than his father knew, as events proved, for he never returned to serve the allotted time. The subject of our sketch remained with is uncle for a year or two after reaching the United States, and then struck out for himself, visiting a number of cities and finally drifting to Albuquerque, thence to Durango. ...[He] went to work for Henry Shrader in the bakery. It was in the late 80's that he obtained a position on the Home ranch in the Animas Valley, at that time owned by Mr. Archdeakin. Later, he went into the Express business in Durango in which he was engaged for a couple of years. In 1889 W. H. Roberts came to Durango from Clinton, MO., and opened a photograph gallery. Mr. Gonner studied the business with Mr. Roberts, first as an assistant, then partner, and finally when Mr. Roberts returned to Clinton in 1891, becoming sole owner of the business. He was actively engaged in conducting a photographic studio in Durango continuously since that time, and did some remarkable and beautiful work. During his time in that business he had several partners and a number of years ago he added a music department to the studio.

GONNER, Hattie Estelle ROBERTS
1869-1897
Clinton MO - Mrs. H. Estelle Gonner, died in her home in Durango, Colorado, Wednesday noon. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Roberts [Susan Jane and William Henry], who now reside two miles northeast of Clinton. She was born in this place July 3, 1869, graduated from the Franklin school at this place and one year a student at the college, when she went to Durango, arriving immediately after the death of her brother-in-law, A. J. Faris. Since that time to the present she has been the constant companion and comforter of her eldest sister, Mrs. Faris [Regina Ella Eddins]. At Durango she was a successful teacher in the public school for two years, when she married Frank Gonner, at that place. Three children have been born to them, Henry, Dorothea, and a little babe, whose flight drew the mother with silken cords to the world where there is neither pain nor sorrow. Her mother, left this place for Durango Monday, in answer to a telegram stating the seriousness of her illness, but the sweet spirit had left the body several hours before her arrival. Only those who have suffered like bereavements, can realize the mother's sorrow, the husband's desolation, and the sister's heartache for their darling dead, and the little ones who call for mamma, cannot be answered. As she set out to work she worked to the end. There was no time in her life to which she rested. The blade wore thin, and broke and fell, but there was no stain upon it. Frank and fearless but with much mercy for want and sorrow. Her mental and moral fiber was wonderfully healthy and fine and seemed to deserve more years on earth, than she has passed for its perfection. Hattie Estelle Roberts was born July 3, 1869, at Clinton, Missouri, and died in Durango, Colorado, June 9, 1897. A short life, but full of action, love, and worthy efforts. She was graduated from the Clinton high school at the early age of sixteen, finished college with high honors [her diary indicates she had to quit school in the spring to come to Durango]. She joined the Baptist church at the age of twelve years. She removed to Durango in 1888 and taught in our city schools, being at one time principal of the Whittier school. In 1981, she was united in marriage with Frank Gonner and leaves by her death a devoted husband and two little children, Henry and Dorothy. A tiny babe precede her to her heavenly home by a few short days. The dates that bound this young life are not far separated, but they mean so much, they hold a lifetime of love and devotion to parents, sisters, husband, children, and friends. Truly in this instance life was measured by "heart throbs, not by figures on a dial." As one who knew her from her childhood and observed her in the Sunday School, in the everyday classroom, in her social relations, and last and best in her home, I can speak of her sterling worth, energy, steadfast character, and her wonderful mental equipment. The only regret being that her light might have shown further, that her circle that she jealously kept for those she loved best might have been extended so that others could have shared in her many gifts. Friday the last sad duties were paid to our friend. At the home she cherished many friends gathered to look once more on her lovely face. The most beautiful flowers were there, tokens from friends and from the lodges to which her husband belonged (the Woodsmen and the Maccabees) to brighten the abode of death... The Rev. J. J. Keeler of the Baptist church, of which Mrs. Gonner was a member, conducted the funeral services. From her graduating essay entitled "Windows From Jerusalem," I find the closing lines as follows, which she has verified. "We will soon come to the last bar in the music, the last act in the tragedy, to the last time and the very last word in the history of our life and we will stand on the bank of the river..."

GOOCH, Gladys I.
1902-2004
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 12 2004 - Gladys I. Gooch, 102, daughter of George W. and Cora E. Gooch, was born in Kansas City February 25, 1902, and died Saturday, October 9, 2004, at Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore. She moved to Urich at an early age and joined the Christian Church. She attended rural schools and graduated from Urich High School and Central Missouri State Teachers College. Later she graduated from the Library School at George Peabody College. She was a librarian for the public school system of Greenville, Illinois, for many years. After she retired from that position she worked in the public library in Kansas City for 11 years. On 1980, she moved to Foxwood Springs Living Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Charles D. Gooch; her sister Mary F. Gooch, and her niece Mary E. Gooch. She is survived by several cousins and many friends. Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 14, at Urich Cemetery.

GOOCH, Mary Frances
1897-1998
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 16 1998 - Mary Frances Gooch died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore, at the age of 100 years, four months and 10 days. She was born November 25, 1897, in Urich, the daughter of George W. and Cora E. Robinson Gooch. She was a homemaker and lived in Urich most of her life before moving to Raymore. Miss Gooch was a member of the Belton Christian Church. She is survived by one sister, Gladys Gooch of Raymore, and numerous cousins. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 8, at Consalus Chapel, Urich. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

GOOCH, Mildred Gertrude
abt 1917-2005
Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2005 - Mildred Gertrude Gooch, 88, died Saturday, April 16, 2005. Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 19, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City.

GOOCH, Sophia HILLEGAS
1836-1925
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Sophia Hillegas was born at Miamisburg, Ohio February 9, 1836, and departed this life January 10, 1925, aged 88 years, 11 months and 1 day. Into this span of years has been crowded all the labor and love of a good mother and a successful homemaker. Most of her girlhood was spent in Ohio and Indiana, states for which she always had the fondest love and memories. Her days were more than the average number allotted to man and they were filled with the vigor and ambition of the true pioneer. In the fall of 1856, her father, Samuel Hillegas, brought his family from their home in Illinois and came to Missouri - in a covered wagon - and found a new home. They settled on the farm now belonging to Herman Weber. On February 8, 1858, she was joined in marriage to Charles I. Gooch. To this union were born eight children, seven of whom survive her. They are Mrs. Martha Jenkins, Kansas City, Mo.; Wm. Gooch, Urich, Mo.; Miss Mary Gooch, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Lucy Jefferson, Creighton, Mo.; George Gooch and Henry Gooch, Urich, Mo., and Edward Gooch, Denison, Washington. She leaves also eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. As a bride, she and her husband founded their home on the virgin land which he had entered from the Government. There they reared their children, tilled the soil and prospered. They saw new settlers come and new homes built and the country developed from wind-swept prairie grassland to neat farms. They saw their children go out from the homestead to make homes of their own. They lived religiously, for both had been members of the Christian Church at Old Urich for many years, and they had adhered strongly to its teachings. In August, 1908, Grandpa Gooch, after being an invalid for eleven years, passed away. During this time his wife was his constant companion and nurse, doing all for his comfort that could be done. She has followed him now and it is comforting and wonderful to believe that with their infirmities behind them their spirits are together again. Death came to Grandma quietly and peacefully and brought her tired, age-worn body and mind rest. Life here on earth could not promise her more but God has in reserve for those who love him, new life and new hope. Grandma lived long and well, giving freely of her strength for her family and having the honor and respect of all who knew her. She has gone now to her loved ones. May God rest her soul in peace! Funeral services were held at the Urich Christian church Sunday afternoon and burial made at the Urich Cemetery.

GOOCH, William Walton
1860-1958
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Creighton Banner, Creighton, Cass Co, MO - The long earthly life of William W. Gooch came to a close, December 24, 1958, at 12:40 p.m., at his home in Creighton, MO, age 98 years, 7 months and 13 days. Although his health had been gradually failing, his death came suddenly and quietly. William Walton Gooch, son of Charles I. and Sophia Hillegas Gooch, was born 2 1/2 miles north of Urich, Mo., near what is known as Old Urich. Here he grew to manhood, receiving his education at the Old Urich school. On February 1, 1888, he was united in marriage to Martha Alice Clark of Holden, Mo. They established their home on a farm, near his parents home. Seven children blessed this union. In the spring of 1908 the family moved to a farm in Bates county, near Aaron, Mo., where the lived until 1940, when they moved to Creighton, Mo. In the year of 1919 he was converted during the preaching of the late Rev. E. L. Armstrong, uniting with the Aaron Union church, later transferring his membership to the Creighton Christian church. During this span of years, Mr. Gooch saw many changes. From the broad expanse of unfenced prairie to neat modern farm homes and from the oxen teams to the present day machinery and many other inventions. He recalled many times when a boy of 9 years that he drove six yoke of oxen to a plow to break sod for his father. He loved to till the soil and was engaged in farming until his retirement. He was a good father, kind and gentle, and one who would point out the good in each person's life. He was a devoted husband. During the long illness of his wife before her death in 1955, he lovingly cared for her, took care of the household duties and kept a fine garden in the spring time. He retained a clear mind and a wonderful memory to the end and loved to visit with old acquaintances, though many have passed on. Since the death of his wife, he had been tenderly cared for by his daughter, Mrs. Morlan Gregory and Mr. Gregory. The latter giving him the love and care of an own son. Those who have preceded him in death are his wife, his parents, two brothers, three sisters, a daughter, Mrs. Sophia Waddell of Rosemead, California in 1955, a son in infancy and three grandsons. Survivors include two sons, Orville Clark Gooch of Pico, California and William Edward Gooch of Leon, Kansas; three daughters, Mrs. Roy Shubert of Harrisonville, Mo., Mrs. Clarence Eggers and Mrs. Morlan Gregory of Creighton, Mo., 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, two brothers, George W. Gooch of Urich, Mo., and Edward L. Gooch of Cashmere, Washington, four nieces and other relatives and friends. The funeral service was conducted at the Creighton Christian church, Sunday afternoon, December 28. Burial was made in the Urich cemetery with Brown and Graham, funeral directors of Urich, in charge.

GOOD, Benjamin F.
abt 1918-1997
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Benjamin F. Good, 79, Lowry City, died Saturday, October 4, 1997, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services were Monday, October 6, at 11 a.m. at the Sharon Baptist Church in Lowry City. Burial was in the Brush Creek Cemetery, rural Collins. Mr. Good was a retired machinist.

GOOD, Columbia LEWIS
1842-1929
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. L. W. Good - For many years a resident of Lewis (being a daughter of Howell Lewis, one of Henry county's pioneers and for whom Lewis was named) who for more than twenty years, had lived with her son, Boone, and her daughter, Miss Ida, in Kansas City, died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning. The remains were brought to Clinton on the Frisco 11:30 a.m. train, Tuesday, the fourteenth, and taken to Lewis to be interred in the family cemetery, where are buried her father, mother and husband, as well as other members of the family. Deceased was 87 years old and a fine Christian woman. She was a near relative of George Washington, "Father of our Country." Her daughter, Miss Ida Good, has for a number of years, been principal in one of the large grade schools in Kansas City. Funeral service was held at a funeral chapel in Kansas City, and Hon. H. P. Faris conducted the funeral service at Lewis Station.

GOOD, Joann CORNELL
1934-1999
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joann Cornell Good was born November 7, 1934, at Amoret, to Fred and Hazel Cornell, and departed this earth June 5, 1999 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, after a long illness. She was united in marriage to Lloyd W. Good on October 11, 1953, in Clinton. To this union three children were born. Barbara, Lloyd Jr. (Butch), and Sandra. Joann took the Lord as her Savior at an early age. She lived most of her early childhood in Butler and Clinton. After her marriage to Lloyd they traveled to various countries while Lloyd was in the Army. After Lloyd's retirement they moved back to Clinton in 1986 where she worked as a bookkeeper at Truman Lake Manor until her health confined her to the home. Joann enjoyed several years of bowling with all of her family and friends. She was a member of the Women's International Bowling Association and the Thursday Night Meadowlark Lane's League. Joann performed the duties of secretary and treasurer for the league. Joann lived for her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed for her caring ways. She was preceded in death by her father Fred Cornell, in 1981. Joann is survived by her husband Lloyd W. Good of the home; daughter, Barbara Good Mendoza, and her husband Loreto, from San Antonio, Texas; son, Lloyd W. Good Jr. (Butch) and his wife Cathy, from Raymore; daughter. Sandra Good Slaughter from Clinton. Joann is also survived by her mother Hazel Cornell; six grandchildren: one great-grandchild, four sisters, one brother and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, June 8. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

GOOD, John
1831-1902
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Nov 29 1902 - The death of John Good occurred at the home of himself and brother, H. P. Good, on the H. P. Faris farm five miles south of Clinton, where they have resided the past two years. Neither gentleman was married. They had been husking corn and atending to farm duties during the day and retired to bed, laughing and talking. Harry had just gone to bed when he heard his brother make an unusual sound, as though something hurt him. He arose quickly and found him breathing his last. This occurred about 8:10 p.m. The neighbors rallied to his assistance but the death angel had carried the spirit of the dear brother to his maker. John Good was born three miles west of Wheeling, West Virginia, March 14, 1831 and came to Missouri in 1848. He was the eldest of three brothers living, L. W. of Clinton being next in age, and Harry, the youngest. For 20 years he was a clerk on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans and in 1861 joined the first Mo. Confederate regiment at Memphis, Tenn. under Col. Bowen and was made sergeant major of the regiment and participated in the battles of Pittsburg Landing, Iuka and other battles on the east side of the Mississippi River; was then transferred to Gen Patson's division, as major on his staff, after which he was chosen major of the 10th Texas Cavalry, of which his brother, Chapline Good, was colonel. After the war he spent two years in Colorado, returning to Henry County, and with his brother, L. W., formed the Co-Operative Coal Co., and for 20 odd years served that company faithfully and well. The funeral procession started for Lewis cemetery Sunday noon, and the services were conducted at the graveyard. An immense crowd of old neighbors and friends paid their last respects.

GOOD, John A.
1803-1885
Lewis Station Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Advocate, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jan 15 1885 - Death of John A. Good -- Lewis Station, Jan 10 -- Major John A. Good died Saturday night and was buried Monday in the Lewis cemetery. His death was from age, he being in his 82nd year. His wife preceded him in 1868. He was born in Maryland in 1803 and removed to Wheeling, West Virginia, at the age of 8 years, from thence he moved in 1848 to Missouri settling in Pike County, in 1856 moving to Henry county and settling upon and opening up the farm now known as the Curtis farm. He died at the home of his son L. W. Good, with whom he spent the last few years of his life. He was a fine conversationalist and his loss will be deeply felt by a large circle of relatives and friends who enjoyed his reminiscences.

GOOD, Lloyd Wilmer Sr.
1930-2007
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2008 - Lloyd Wilmer Good, Sr. was born November 16, 1930, at Rockville to Earl Martin Good and Nina Marie Webster, and departed this earth December 27, 2007, after a long illness. Lloyd was united in marriage to JoAnn Cornell Good on October 11, 1953, in Clinton. To this union, three children were born, Barbara, Lloyd Jr. "Butch" and Sandra. Lloyd Joined the United States Army in January 1951. He served during the Korean Conflict as a Frontline Army Medic and Parachutist. In 1953, during combat action, the litter jeep Lloyd was driving was damaged by enemy fire and put out of commission. Although Lloyd was wounded, he managed to repair the vehicle and continued to the assistance of the friendly wounded on the Main Line of Resistance. All through the night, amid enemy mortar and artillery fire, Lloyd treated and evacuated the friendly casualties to the aid station. He received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his act of bravery. He also served a one-year tour in July 1969-70 in Vietnam, where he received a second Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam. He received the Meritorious Service Medal in October 1972 for being an officer In charge of Enlisted Training Operations in the Preventive Medicine Division at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Lloyd retired from the United States Army In August 1972. After Lloyd retired. he worked for the state of Texas as an air pollution control agent and then started working for civil service at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as an environmental specialist at the Pine Bluff Arsenal. After several years of working in Pine Bluff, Lloyd decided to do something he knew he would enjoy; he became an owner-operator of Mercer Trucking Co., until he suffered a major heart attack and had to retire. He retired to the lake to do what he loved best and that was fishing. Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn; his parents; older sister, Ina Bauer, and younger brother, Lee Roy Good. Lloyd is survived by his daughter Barbara Jo Mendoza and her husband Loreto, San Antonio, Texas; son Lloyd W. Good Jr. "Butch" and his wife Cathy, McAlester, Oklahoma, and daughter Sandra Delores Slaughter, Clinton; six grandchildren, Demetria Jimenez, Jeremy Good, Bianca Petersen, Nehemlah Good, Casey Slaughter and Holly slaughter; three great-grandchildren, Xavier Trevino, Alexis Petersen and Hannah Jimenez; one sister Sharon Helber and husband Ronnie, and a host of nieces and nephews. A full military honors funeral service was held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Sunday, December 30. Burial was in Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery.

GOODBRAKE, Bessie Mae BRAUN
1912-2003
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 19 2003 - Bessie Mae Goodbrake. 91 Clinton, died Friday, November 7 2003 at Westwood Nursing Center of Clinton. Mrs. Goodbrake was born July 9, 1912, in Henry County in the Golden Gate community, to Ben and Ella Braun. In 1933 she married Thomas Bristow Goodbrake and they lived in the New Harmony community until the death of her husband in 1996. She was a member of Golden Gate Baptist Church and later the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Mrs. Goodbrake assisted he husband in their farming business. She was an expert gardener growing vegetables and fruit, especially strawberries. She delighted in flowers, growing them in the garden and landscaping their home. An accomplished, self-taught seamstress, she was very creative Her many hobbies included crocheting (tablecloths, bedspreads afghans and etc.), embroidery quilting, needlepoint, tole painting, decoupage, antiquing, gold leafing, finishing furniture and restoring antiques. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She cared for her husband in the home the last few years before his death in 1996. She is survived by her son, Tom Goodbrake, Clinton: daughter Jane Stack, Annandale, Virginia four grandsons, Jeff Goodbrake, and Rex Goodbrake, Clinton, Gil Stack, Lodi, New Jersey, Bel Stack, Fairfax, Virginia, and one granddaughter, Anna Herbst Springfield, Virginia, and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday. November 12 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Pall bearers were grandsons. Jeff and Rex Goodbrake and Gil and Bel Stack. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GOODENOUGH, Ruth Louise SANDERS
1925-2009
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 29 2009 - Ruth L. Goodenough, 83, Montrose, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 4, 1925, in St. Clair County, the daughter of Russell J. and Lola Edith (Thompson) Sanders. Ruth was married to Ray E. Goodenough, who preceded her in death in February 1986. She was an in-home caregiver. She was an active member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Deepwater, and the VFW Auxiliary of Appleton City. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Ray, and her parents, Russell and Lola Sanders. She is survived by her daughter Janice Hood and husband Robert, Montrose; one brother Billy Joe Sanders, and one sister Wilma Jean Coleman, both of Clinton; three grandchildren, Robert Hood Jr., Raymond Spencer Hood, and Jana Hood, and nine great-grandchildren, Richard, Emily, Rose, Raymond Jr., Ricky, Kayla, Samantha, Deziree, and Damara. Funeral services were at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, April 9. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

GOODIN, Elizabeth "Bettie"
1832-1903
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 4, 1903 - Mrs. Elizabeth Goodin died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva Askins, near Calhoun, March 30 1903, aged 71 years. She was the mother of eight children, four of whom - B. F., William S., George L. and Mrs. Askins - remain to mourn her loss. She was a devoted member of the Christian Church at Calhoun, having united with this congregation in 1856. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter. The body was laid to rest in Calhoun cemetery, in the presence of sorrowing children and friends.

GOODMAN, Anna Mabel DOLL
1908-2001
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2001 - Anna Mabel (Doll) Goodman died Thursday, September 20, 2001, at Golden valley Hospital in Clinton. Anna was born June 26, 1908, on a farm south of Urich, to Will and Elizabeth (Barth) Doll. She became a member of the Lucas Methodist Church at the age of 12. On August 4, 1925, Anna married Roy Phillip Goodman in Montrose. They lived on the farm where Anna was born until Roy died July 5, 1995. Anna then moved to an apartment in Clinton and later to the Clinton Residential Healthcare where she lived until going into the hospital on August 27, 2001. In addition to her husband, her parents, a small brother and a small sister preceded Anna in death. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 23, at Consalus Funeral Home in Urich. Anna was laid to rest in the White Oak Cemetery.

GOODMAN, Bessie Annie HARRIS
1875-1973
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Creighton Banner, Sep 6 1973 - Mrs. Bessie Annie Harris Goodman, daughter of Simpson and Permelia James Harris, was born April 14, 1875, near Urich, Mo., and passed away August 29, 1973, at the Golden Valley Memorial hospital, Clinton, Mo., at the age of 98 years, 4 months and 15 days. She was united in marriage to Benjamin Goodman on September 4, 1894, and they spent their entire married life on a farm in the Lucas community. To this union was born five children: Mable Barth, Myrtle, George, Roy and Floyd. She was preceded in death by her husband and four children. Survivors are one son, Roy and daughter-in-law, Anna; two nieces, Misses Edith and Daisy Jefferson, other relatives and a host of friends. As a young woman she united with the United Brethren church. Aunt Bessie as she was affectionately know, greatly enjoyed her home, visiting with friends and raising flowers. She lived alone as long as her health permitted; however the past 2 years she has made her home with her son, Roy and wife, who gave her tender loving care. The funeral service was conducted at the Lucas United Methodist church, southwest of Urich, Mo., Saturday afternoon, September 1. Burial was made in the Mullin cemetery, southwest of Urich, Mo.

GOODMAN, Charles Lee
1925-2013
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 22 2013 - Charles Lee Goodman, 88, of Urich, Missouri, died Sunday morning, July 21, 2013 at his home. He was born January 7, 1925, the second son of Walter Philip Goodman and Mary Louisa (Sevier) Goodman, in LaDue, Mo., in rural Henry County, Mo. As a small child he moved with his parents to Urich, Mo., where he attended Urich Public Schools for all twelve years, graduating in 1942 from the Urich High School as Salutatorian of his class. During his high school years he participated in the Henry County Speech contests, the high school musical programs, and basketball team. Charles and Reppie Jo's home sits on the grounds of the old School House yard. Charles was a member of the Urich Baptist Church where he has served as Deacon and organist. He served in the Armed forces in the 80th Infantry Division of the 3rd Army from June, 1944, through May, 1946. After basic training in Florida, he served in the European Theatre of operations for 18 months, rising to the rank of Technical Sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star during his overseas service. Charles attended the University of Missouri in Columbia from 1946 to 1949, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. He secured a position with Hallmark Cards, Inc., of Kansas City, Mo., in 1949, and worked there until December 31, 1987, serving 38 and one-half years in the Accounting and Computer areas. During retirement, he and Reppie Jo worked for the funeral home in Urich as the greeters, among many other jobs within the funeral home. On June 25, 1949, he married Reppie Jo Garrison in Urich, Mo., and she survives of the home. They made their home in the Kansas City, Mo., area until 1993 when they moved back to Urich. In addition to his wife Reppie Jo, he is survived by a son, Garrison Kevin Goodman of Topeka, Kansas; a daughter, Regina Gail Burt and husband David of Mound City, Ks.; two grandchildren, Aubrey Lee Hubbard and Cynthia Nicole Burt-Moss of Lee's Summit, Mo.; and a great-grandson, Leo Lawrence Armstrong of Lee's Summit, Mo. He was preceded in death by one son Philip Joseph Goodman on July 2, 2009; and a brother, Willard Sevier Goodman, in infancy. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Urich Baptist Church, Urich, Mo. Burial will be in the Urich Cemetery.

GOODMAN, Edna "Ruth"
1934-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 7 2002 - Edna "Ruth" Goodman, 68, Lordsburg, New Mexico, died Thursday, October 3, 2002, at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, New Mexico. Graveside services at Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, New Mexico, will follow the funeral services at the Assembly of God Church. She was born August 18, 1934, in Warrensburg, to Henry and Edna Hall Robertson. She moved to Lordsburg in 1979 from Missouri and was a homemaker and had also worked as a cashier for E. J. Short Company. She is survived by her husband, Darril E. Goodman, Sr. of Lordsburg; one sister, Fay Deardorff of Warrensburg; eight children, Donald Hix and wife Gloria, Benton, Keith Hix and wife Sherry, Merriam, Kansas, Kenneth Hix and wife Michelle, Independence, William David Hix and wife Lydia, Silver City, Janice Wood and husband Ralph Bayard, Annamarie Ramirez and husband Manuel, Lordsburg, Mary Pantoja and husband Ruben, Casa Grande, Arizona, and Jeanni Hall and husband Kevin, Silver City; three stepchildren, Leslie Goodman and wife Sandra, Lordsburg, Darril Goodman, Jr. and wife LaWanda, Phoenix, Arizona, and Emmitt Goodman, Lordsburg; 31 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

GOODMAN, Lloyd R. "Chris"
1912-1995
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lloyd R. Goodman, known to his friends as Chris, as born in Henry County November 13, 1912, to Flota May Randolph and William F. Goodman. He died July 23, 1995, at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 82 years. He was a longtime resident of the Urich community, graduating from the Urich High School in 1931. He served in World War II in the European Theatre, serving under the leadership of General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. Following his discharge from service, he went into construction work, retiring about 20 years ago. On October 20, 1956, Chris was united in marriage to Edna Barth of Urich. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and stepson, Bill Barth, and one step-grandson. He is survived by two stepdaughters, Winifred Estep and husband, Jake, of Gladstone, and Doris Kedigh and husband, Bob, of Urich, also seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a host of friends. As a young man Chris enjoyed playing baseball and until his death enjoyed watching all sports on television, as well as reading books and working crossword puzzles. Also for many years he helped maintain the Urich Cemetery which he referred to as "Silent City". Chris was a member of the Urich Baptist Church, the Ingham-Morgan American Legion Post 371 of Urich, also a member of the Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge. Chris always had time to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors, and he will be remembered by his real or imaginary stories he enjoyed sharing with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Graveside services were Tuesday, July 25, at the Urich Cemetery. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

GOODMAN, Philip Joseph
1960-2009
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Philip Joseph Goodman,48, of Urich, Missouri, died Thursday morning, July 2, 2009, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., after a six month battle with liver failure. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., on September 5, 1960, the youngest son of Charles Lee and Reppie-Jo (Garrison) Goodman. At an early age he became a member of the former Ruskin Heights Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. Philip attended kindergarten and elementary school in the Ruskin Heights School District. After his family moved to Grandview, he attended middle school and high school in the Grandview School District. While a senior in high school, Philip attended courses at Longview Community College and after graduating from high school, he earned an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice at Longview Community College. Philip was never married. He lived alone at his home in Urich, Mo., and many of his after-work hours were spent watching television, especially the History Channel. He was a reader of classic literature. Philip wrote poetry and some of his poems were published. He enjoyed music and some of his instruments were purchased from overseas. Philip loved his pets and almost always had at least one (or more) cat and a dog at his home. For the past several years he was employed by Sprint, working at their world headquarters campus in Overland Park, Kansas, where he was a Sales Compensation Analyst. Survivors include his parents, Charles and Reppie-Jo Goodman, Urich, Mo.; a brother, Garrison Kevin Goodman, Topeka, Ks.; a sister, Regina Gail Burt and her husband, David, Mound City, Ks.; a nephew, Aubrey Hubbard; a niece, Cynthia Burt and a great-nephew, Leo Armstrong. He will be greatly missed by his family. Graveside funeral services will be Monday, July 6, at the Urich Cemetery, Urich, Mo.

GOODNIGHT, Susan A. BROWNSBERGER
1949-2016
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 2 2016 - Susan A. Goodnight, 67, Deepwater, died peacefully at her home on Monday, October 31, 2016. She was born August 1, 1949, at Ellett Hospital in Appleton City, the daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Fessler) Brownsberger of Montrose. On June 3, 1967, she married Glen Goodnight and to this union three children were born, Trent, Brad and Dana. Susan graduated from Montrose High School in 1967, then attended the University of Southern Illinois in Edwardsville, where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. After graduation, she taught school for 20 years, retiring in 2013. Susie had a beautiful smile and she spent her life making other people feel good. Her friends and family always knew how deeply she cared about them. One of the great pleasures of her life was teaching children to read. Apart from giving the gift of learning, Susan herself enjoyed reading avidly. She was also an excellent cook and an especially talented baker, never using a recipe. In her retirement Susan dearly loved the rural landscape and fall colors of the Deepwater area. She will be deeply missed by all her friends and family. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Mary Brownsberger, and her brother John (Jackie) Brownsberger. She is survived by her husband, Glen; three children, Trent (Angie) Goodnight of Hudson, Iowa, Brad (Jodi), Goodnight of Freeburg, Illinois, and Dana (Andres') Jaramillo of Scottsdale, Arizona; five grandchildren, Cassie (Mike), Austin, Grant, Gavin and Sebastian; one sister, Mary Kathrine (Tom) Coffey of Wausau, Wisconsin, and one brother, Sam (Donna) Brownsberger of Montrose, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Saturday November 5. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

GOODRICH, Arthur E. "Zeke"
1919-2008
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 5 2008 - Arthur E. "Zeke" Goodrich, 88, Windsor and formerly of Calhoun, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. He was born October 21, 1919, in Calhoun, the son of Perry Leigh Goodrich and Carrie Loomis (Stocking) Goodrich. On March 28, 1954, in Windsor, he married Bessie May Pearl Merritt, who preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 1963. Mr. Goodrich worked at the Farmers Elevator in Calhoun for 38 years. After his retirement from the elevator, he mowed lawns, including mowing at the Laurel Oak Cemetery for several years. He was a member of the Calhoun Methodist Church, Calhoun. Survivors include three nephews, Robert Goodrich, Calhoun, John Goodrich, New Berlin, Wisconsin, and Andy Goodrich, Springfield. He was preceded in death by three brothers, David, Frank and Lawrence Goodrich; two sisters, Lucinda Wright and Martha Winkler. Funeral services will be Friday, March 7, at the Calhoun Methodist Church. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GOODRICH, David Ernest
1922-1999
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - David Ernest Goodrich, son of Perry and Carrie Stocking Goodrich, was born August 6, 1922, at Calhoun and died Tuesday, February 16, 1999, at Balanced Care Lebanon South. David graduated from high school at Calhoun in 1940 and for a short time he and his brother, Frank, sold produce. On October 6, 1942, he entered the U.S. Army. While on furlough, David married his childhood sweetheart, Doris Jean Harryman on May 30, 1943. In April 1944 he was shipped to Africa where he then embarked on several European campaigns, Rome-Arno, North Apennies and Po Valley. During these battles he received the Good conduct Medal and the Bronze Star Medal. He was honorably discharged November 4, 1945, with the rank of sergeant. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union #124, Kansas City, for 25 years. In 1969, David and Doris moved to their farm in Stoutland. David continued to work in the electrical field throughout the state of Missouri. In 1991, David retired and he and Doris moved to Lebanon. In 1993, due to complications of diabetes, Dave moved into what is now Balanced Care Lebanon South where he lived until his death. Many times Dave was critically ill, but he always had a smile for all those around him. David was a longtime member of the United Methodist Men's group in Butler, Grandview, and at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. He is survived by his wife, Doris, and his son, David Andrew (Andy) of Lebanon; a brother, Arthur Goodrich and a sister, Martha Winkler, both of Calhoun, and sister, Lucinda Wright of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Halsey, Lawrence and Frank Goodrich. Funeral services were at Colonial Funeral Chapel, Friday, February 19, with graveside services at the Calhoun Cemetery.

GOODRICH, Ella H. LEHMAN
1852-1939
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Ella Lehman Goodrich was born in Covington, Ohio, November 17, 1852, and died in Petaluma, Calif., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde McClarren, November 12, 1939, being 87 years old. In 1880 she came to Calhoun and a year later was united in marriage to John Goodrich, who preceded her in death three years ago. To this union was given one daughter, now Mrs. Clyde McClarren of California, who survives and with whom Mrs. Goodrich had made her home since the death of her husband. In early childhood she was converted and identified herself with the Baptist church in Ohio, later bringing her membership to Calhoun, where it remained in the church militant, until she went home to the church triumphant. She was the last of her family and was laid to rest beside her companion and twin sister, Mrs. Kensinger, in the Calhoun cemetery. She was of a quiet but jovial disposition and appreciated even the smallest of favors. Her home was her pride and she loved to cook and have her relatives and friends as guests. The last few years of her life were spent quietly, as she had become deaf. She enjoyed friends and loved ones. The entire group of the Goodrich families are bound to this mother by kindred ties and to each one she was, "Aunt Ella." She was a kind and loving neighbor and friend, always ready to help in time of need, easily winning the respect of all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, who were her greatest joy and delight and who granted her every with and made her days full of sunshine; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body arrived in Calhoun Friday. Funeral service were conducted at the Baptist church Saturday. Pall bearers were six of her great-nephews, Orin, Ralph, Lawrence, Frank, David and Arthur Goodrich.

GOODRICH, Ezekial S.
1818-1906
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 24 1906 - Another oak has fallen! Venerable in years, ripe in experience. Thursday, August 9, our people were surprised to hear of the illness and the next day shocked to hear of the death of E. S. Goodrich as only a few days before he had been around enjoying usual health. Born in Madison County, New York, October 23, 1818, being one of 11 children, only one of whom, Mrs. M. Hart, of Jefferson County, Wisconsin, survives. He moved to Jefferson County in 1843 in the pioneer days of that section. In 1850, during the rush to the gold fields, he went to California overland, where he remained about two years, returning home by water, by way of the Isthmus of Nicarugua and New York City. December 30, 1852, he married Miss Lucinda Goodrich, who was a faithful helpmeet. He moved to Henry in 1869 and engaged in the sawmill business, which he followed a number of years. For the last 34 years, he had resided on the old home place, Hill Top farm, where he died. Besides the wife, who has shared his joys and sorrows for nearly 54 years, he leaves three sons - Henry, Hall and Perry, and one daughter Miss Lillian, 4 daughters having preceded him to the better world. Burial in Calhoun cemetery.

GOODRICH, Guyndolyn Bernice "Bennie" SCROGHAM
1913-2001
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 27 2001 - Guyndolyn "Bennie" Goodrich, 87, Calhoun, died Wednesday afternoon, April 25, 2001, at her home in Calhoun. She was born September 31, 1913, in Brownington, the daughter of Joseph Thomas Scrogham and Almeda Jane (Guynn) Scrogham. On September 3, 1931, in Clinton, she married E. S. (Si) Goodrich, who died December 21, 1989. She was a homemaker and assistant postmistress at the Calhoun Post Office for 16 years before her retirement in 1984. She was a member of the Clinton Chapter of Red Cross, charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of golden Valley Hospital, member of the Meadow Queen Rebekah Lodge #528 for over 50 years and a member of the Calhoun Methodist Church. She was involved in the Senior Center Kitchen Band of Windsor. Survivors include three sons, William Alan Goodrich, Clinton, Daniel Ray Goodrich, Calhoun and Joseph Charles Goodrich, Mt. Pleasant, Texas; two daughters, Gaynel Louise Mills, Calhoun, and Patricia Jean Randolph, York, Pennsylvania; 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; also a special friend, Charlie Eye, Leeton. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 28, at the Calhoun Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery

GOODRICH, Harold Eugene
1938-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 26 2005 - Harold Eugene Goodrich, Honolulu, Hawaii, was born June 7, 1938, in Calhoun to the late Ralph and Dorothy (George) Goodrich, stepson of the late Charles Crawford. He died October 6, 2005. Harold is survived by his loving wife Yang Suk; dear father of William Eugene, St. Louis, Mary Jo, St. Louis, Lisa and Chris Goodrich; stepfather of Jung Su Lee and stepbrother of Karen Sue Crawford. Burial and private services were held at Mililani Cemetery, Mililani, Hawaii.

GOODRICH, Howard
1920-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Howard Goodrich, Gruver, Texas, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at the home. Funeral services are Tuesday, March 16, in Texas. He lived in Calhoun until moving to Texas in the early 1950s. Survivors are his wife Bernice; three daughters and one son; one brother, Raymond Goodrich, Kansas City, and two sisters, Mary Justis and Roxie Gregory, both of Clinton.

GOODRICH, Lawrence Charles
1908-1970
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 6 1970 - Lawrence Charles Goodrich, 61, passed away at Johnson County Memorial Center, January 4, 1970, following a short illness. Lawrence was born on a farm near Calhoun, Mo., Oct. 17, 1908, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry L. Goodrich. He was a member of the Calhoun Presbyterian Church from about the age of 15 until the dissolution of this church, at which time he transferred his membership to the Calhoun Methodist Church. Lawrence was a lifelong resident of the Calhoun Community and attended Highland School. He was employed as an electrician at Warrensburg College for the past nine years. Prior to that, he had worked for the Windsor Coal Company. On August 20, 1934, he was married to Sarah Elizabeth Goodrich. To this union two sons were born, John Richard and Robert Lawrence. Survivors are the wife, of the home, John Richard of New Berlin, Wisconsin; Robert Lawrence of Denver, Colorado; and four grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Wright of Clinton; Mrs. Martha Winkler of Windsor and three brothers, Frank, Clinton; David, Stoutland, Mo.; and Arthur of Calhoun. Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, Halsey, and two infant sisters.

GOODRICH, Max
1905-1999
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 22 1999 - Max Goodrich, 93, East Lansing, Michigan, died Sunday, September 19, 1999. He was a former Calhoun resident, (born: Dec 11 1905) the son of Henry and Elma Goodrich. Mr. Goodrich received his BA degree from Westminster College in 1927 and his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1936. He was Dean of the Graduate School and professor of Physics at Louisiana State University from 1936-1973. Since 1990, he had been living in East Lansing, Michigan, near his daughter, Lee Ann Matthews and her family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Marian Guyer of Buffalo Center, Iowa. Surviving are his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Shafer Goodrich of Macon, Georgia, and his sister, Elizabeth Goodrich of Calhoun.

GOODRICH, Neomah Fern DIX MOLLOY
1923-2008
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Neomah Fern Goodrich, 85, of Kansas City, MO went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the Cedar Valley Health Center. Services will be Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Carson-Speaks Chapel. Burial will follow in the Calhoun Cemetery in Calhoun, MO. Neomah was born July 10, 1923 in Big Cabin, OK to Leonard and Lucy (Ballew) Dix. She had worked as an operator for Sears & Roebuck Company in Independence for 17 years before she retired. She had also worked for the aviation department of Federal Government during WWII. She enjoyed China painting and ceramics. She was a member of the Norfleet Baptist Church. She was married to Raymond Goodrich on May 19, 1990, he survives of the home. Other survivors include; a granddaughter, Amber Lynn Molloy of Mesa, AZ; a great grandson, Kyle Damon of Mesa, AZ; 2 sister-in-laws, Ruth Dix of Independence, MO and Geneva Dix-York of Tipton, MO; a brother-in-law, Norman Arnold of Marshall, MO and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by; her first husband, John Molloy, a son, Kenneth Molloy in 2008; 3 brothers, Albert Dix, Charles "Bill" Dix, and Ernest Dix; 2 sisters, Gladys Arnold and Dorothy Dix.

GOODRICH, Nongyao "Ann" TOTAMSIN
1928-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 11 2002 - Nongyao "Ann" (Totamsin) Goodrich, daughter of Charoen and Prakob (Kertsawat) Totamsin, was born June 5, 1928, in Bangkok, Thailand, and died at her home in Clinton on July 1, 2002, at the age of 74 years. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. She is survived by her husband, William Goodrich of the home; four sons, Tony Goodrich of Clinton, Robert Cespedes of Bangkok, Thailand, Larry Goodrich of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Terry Goodrich of Olathe, Kansas; two daughters, Teresa Patrathiranond of Bangkok, Thailand, and Becky Brown of Rossville, Georgia, as well as nine grandchildren. Visitation and prayer service were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Friday, July 5. After cremation, she will be returned to her native Thailand.

GOODRICH, Sara Elizabeth
abt 1912-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2008 - Sara Elizabeth Goodrich, age 96 of Calhoun, passed away Monday, April 21, 2008, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation center. A memorial service is planned for a later date.

GOODRICH, Sarah Elizabeth "Beth" GOODRICH
1912-2008
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 29 2008 - Sarah Elizabeth Goodrich, known to her friends and family as "Beth," died on April 21, 2008. Beth lived nearly all of her 96 years in Calhoun, living independently until she entered the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor in January 2008. She was born on Feb. 25, 1912, the daughter of Henry Charles and Elma Shafer Goodrich of Calhoun. Unlike many young women of her generation, Beth attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and the Central Missouri State Teacher's College in Warrensburg where she earned a teaching certificate. She taught at a Calhoun area school for three years prior to marrying Lawrence Charles Goodrich on Aug. 20, 1934, in Paducah, Kentucky. Beth, an avid Kansas City Royals fan and voracious reader, will be most remembered for her love of music and dedication to playing the piano for weekly services at the Calhoun United Methodist Church. She also helped men in prison find a pathway to faith by cultivating numerous "pen-pal" relationships over the years. Beth's commitment education was strong not only throughout her life, but also in death. To benefit medical teaching and research, she donated her body to the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia. Beth was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Lawrence; her sister Lucy Nixon; and brothers Max, "Si," and Shafer Goodrich. She is survived by her eldest son, John, and daughter-in-law, Donna, of New Berlin, Wis.; and her youngest son, Robert, and daughter-in-law, Letha, of Windsor, Mo.; four grandchildren, Matthew and James of Colorado, David of East Aurora, N.Y.; and Monette of Avon, Conn.; and four great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to join the family for a memorial service at Calhoun United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 4.

GOODRICH, Terry T.
1957-2009
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 14 2009 - Terry T. Goodrich was born April 13, 1957, in Tacoma, Washington, the son of William Alan and Dorothy Joan "Doti" Chipman. He died at the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas, on November 17, 2009, at the age of 52 years. Terry worked in construction work. He was preceded in death by his parents. Terry is survived by his twin brother, Larry L. Goodrich of Clinton; sisster, Becky Brown, Rossville, Georgia' step-father, Henry Chipman of San Angelo, Texas; three nieces, Samantha Goodrich of Clinton, Fallon Langston of Hope, Arizona, Trista Langston of Rossville, Georgia, and one great-niece, Izabella Langston of Rossville, Georgia, as well as severl aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services were held at the United Methodist Church, Calhoun, on Saturday, November 21.

GOODRICH, William Alan
1935-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 7 2005 - Maj. (Ret.) William Alan Goodrich, 69, died February 12, 2005, at his home in Clinton, surrounded by his family. Born May 23, 1935, he was the son of Si and Bennie Goodrich of Calhoun who both predeceased him. He was a career Air Force officer, retiring as Major after serving his country on three tours of Vietnam and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Dorothy (Doti) Fish Chipman and his late wife, Nongyao (Ann) Goodrich. Survivors include his children, Larry Goodrich, Clinton, Terry Goodrich, Paola, Kansas, Rebecca Brown, Rossville, Georgia, Anthony Goodrich, Warrensburg, and stepchildren Theresa Patrarathiranond and Robert Cespedes, Bangkok, Thailand. Bill is also survived by 11 grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Other survivors include sisters Gaynel Mills, Calhoun, Patricia Randolph, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; brothers Joe Goodrich, Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and Dan Goodrich, Adrian, plus numerous other relatives. After retiring form the Air Force, Bill's second career was at the United States Embassy in Thailand. He was recently retired from Taylor Bookkeeping in Windsor. He was an avid bowler, golfer and tennis player. A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church, Calhoun, on Saturday, February 19.

GOODRICK, Marjorie Lea JOHNSON
1938-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 17 2007 - Marjorie Lea (Johnson) Goodrick, 69, Lincoln and formerly of Windsor and Odessa, died Friday, September 14, 2007, at the Shawnee Mission Health Center in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. She was born June 19, 1938, In Green Ridge, the daughter of William Eugene Johnson and Myrtle Elizabeth (Elliott) Johnson. She grew up In the Windsor area and graduated from Windsor High School in 1956. After graduation from high school, she married James Edward "Jack" Goodrick Sr., on May 25, 1956. After their marriage, they lived on a farm north of Windsor for several years. They then moved to Kansas City, and then to Odessa, where they lived for many years. "Marge", as she was commonly called, babysat many children in the Odessa area. She worked with ceramics for several years and was a member of the Professional Business Women's Organization In Odessa. She was baptized into and became a member of the 1st Baptist Church, Odessa, in 1973, Survivors Include her mother, Myrtle Johnson, Warrensburg, Mo.; three sons, James E. Goodrick, Jr., Maud, Texas, Duane Goodrick, Lincoln, Donald Lee Goodrick, Maud, Texas; a daughter Kathryn Y. Kearns, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; two brothers, Ernest Leroy Johnson and Ronald W. "Ronnie" Johnson, both of Windsor; two sisters, Wanda Kreisel, Warrensburg, and Arlene Woolery, Windsor; six grandchildren, Nicole, Monica, Richie, Lisa, Korena and Travis; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; an infant son, John David Goodrick and her father. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 20, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GOODSON, John Cochran
1915-2011
Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, June 7, 2011 - John C. Goodson passed away on June 5, 2011. A funeral and celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, June 8, at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 West Foxwood Drive, in Raymore, Mo. Burial will be at Floral Hills Cemetery following the funeral. Mr. Goodson was born in rural Henry County, on May 2, 1915. He is the youngest of six children born to Blanche and Neal (Christopher Cornelius) Goodson. He was pre-deceased by his parents; his siblings, Maud, Claire, Clarence, Paul, and Harry; and his dear wife of 61 years, Marie. He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Judy and Tom Warburton of Chapel Hill, NC, Patricia and Earl Buckles of Memphis, Tenn., and Neal and Michelle Goodson of Blue Springs, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Throughout his life, Mr. Goodson worked to serve his God, his family, his country, and his fellow man. He was a lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and was baptized in Knob Creek at Creighton, Mo. During his life he belonged to the congregations of Creighton Christian Church, Ivanhoe Park Christian Church, Broadview Christian Church, of which he was a charter member, and most recently, Raymore Christian Church. His strong leadership qualities helped him to serve his local church in nearly every capacity, including Elder, for more than 50 years. Mr. Goodson served the Kansas City area church for several years holding many offices, including president and treasurer. His specialties were finance and new churches, having worked directly on committees to establish four new churches. He also served on the national level for 12 years, including working as a director and chairman of the Board of Church Extension. He was proud to have served in the United States Army during World War II as a member of the Army Ground Forces, stationed at Camp Wolters, Texas, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. For a number of years he served on the Honorary Board of Governors at Baptist Hospital, where he was a lifetime member and past president. He served the Research Belton Hospital Foundation as a board member for 12 years, and was named Chairman Emeritus. At Foxwood Springs Retirement Community, he served as a board member, treasurer, and co-chair of the fundraising campaigns for the Residential Care Center, and the Alzheimer's Unit. Each campaign raised over one million dollars. Also while living at Foxwood, he enjoyed visiting with and helping other residents while working at Foxwood's Country Store. He retired from this volunteer job at age 94 after 27 years of service. His tenure as a director of Community Bank of Raymore gave him further opportunities to share his financial expertise as well as keep up with people in the bank and community. He was a past president of the Raytown Kiwanis Club, as well as a member of Kiwanis International. His faith in God, his belief in the basic goodness of mankind, his creativity, his energy to work tirelessly on causes in which he believed have left a powerful legacy for his family and his many friends.

GOODWIN, Dick
abt 1824-1891
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Apr 18 1891 - Died in Clinton Sunday, Dick Goodwin, colored, in his 67th year. He was a good hard-working old man and has gone to that home of rest. His remains were buried under the auspices of his Masonic Lodge Monday afternoon, in charge of Professor Freeman.

GOODWIN, Leigh Ann HUEY
1986-2014
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2014 - Leigh Ann Goodwin, 27, Springfield, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at her home. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, May 30, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Leigh Ann was born July 15, 1986, in Clinton, the daughter of Bryan Courtney and Bobbie (Jones) Huey. She graduated from Parkview High School in Springfield. She was a loving mother, daughter and friend. She is survived by her husband, Aaron; son, Jason; her two brothers, Bryan and Mark; mother, Bobbie, and father, Bryan, as well as many other loving friends and family.

GOODWIN, Tillie
abt 1978-2003
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 8 2003 - Tillie Goodwin, 25, Collins, died Monday, October 6, 2003, at Sac-Osage Hospital due to injuries suffered in an auto accident. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 9, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

GOODWIN, William E.
1845-1931
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Rev. W. E. Goodwin died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. A. Reeves, at 250 North Fifteenth street, Kansas City, Kansas, Wednesday night of last week, at the age of 85. He is also survived by one son, Marvin Goodwin, and another daughter, Mrs. E. H. Henry, both of Mission, Texas. W. E. Goodwin came to Moniteau County, Mo., when a small boy with his widowed mother. They settled at Sandyhook and later removed to Knox County, Mo., where the grew to manhood and was married to Rosa J. Sharp. In 1885 he came to Henry County with his family and located at Deepwater, which was the year that the town of Deepwater was laid out. W. E. Goodwin was an ordained minister and for a number of years was identified with the American Bible Society. He has always been active in religious work and was principally the founder of the Southern Methodist Church at Deepwater. He and his wife contributed liberally to the maintenance of this church and both felt a just pride and satisfaction in the results of this church and both felt a just pride and satisfaction in the results of their work. Some time after locating at Deepwater W. E. Goodwin became associated with the Keith & Perry Tile Company, and in fact helped build the factory. This company was later succeeded by the W. S. Dickey Clay Manufacturing Company and Mr. Goodwin remained with that company until 1903. He removed to Clinton about 1910, where he lived many years. He took an active part in the building up and development of the town of Deepwater and served as its mayor three terms. He was also justice of the peace for a number of years and served as township treasurer two terms. His wife departed this life in 1911. Mr. Goodwin was a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Ararat Shrine. His body was brought to Clinton Saturday, and taken to the M. E. Church, South, where the funeral was conducted. Burial was in Englewood by the side of Rev. Goodwin's wife.

GORDON, Archie Harry
1938-2010
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2010 - Archie Harry Gordon was born in Kansas City, the son of Ira V. Gordon and Abagail M. (Smith) Gordon. He died at the home of his niece in Clinton on September 6, 2010, at the age of 71 years. He served in the United States Army from 1962-1964. He worked for the International Shoe Factory in Windsor and later for Rival Manufacturing in Clinton before retiring in 2000. The Archie or "Uncle" stories revolve around the themes of fun and family. He unofficially adopted his nieces and nephews as his children. He could be seen and heard at ball games. Baseball, hot dogs, Dr. Pepper and gooseberry pie were Archie's version of Americana. He enjoyed mushrooms and squirrel hunting. Archie lived a simple life, Dominoes, cards and books kept him entertained. Mashing cans kept him busy. He did not own a television, but managed to see the Chiefs by showing up at a niece or nephew's house just in time for the kickoff. Archie was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Orlena Suzanna Green and Nora Frances Goucher. He is survived by three brothers, Lloyd Thomas Gordon Sr. of Clinton, "Bill" William Henry Gordon Sr. of Sugar Creek and John Arthur Gordon of Harrisonville, as well as a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, September 9. Interment was in Calhoun Cemetery.

GORDON, Barry Dean
1932-1968
A Boulder City man became the state's 67th traffic fatality May 20, 1968, when struck by a truck near Henderson, NV, city limits, according to Highway Patrol reports. Pronounced dead on arrival at Rose de Lima Hospital was Barry D. Gordon, 35, of 623 California St. The victim was taken to Palm Mortuary in Henderson where an autopsy was performed. Deputies ordered the autopsy when the victim's blood-soaked shirt was located by Henderson police almost two miles from the accident. The victim had been badly beaten and robbed before the accident. Deputies are still searching for the dead man's wallet. The accident occurred, according to patrol reports, when a truck, operated by James Clark of Carson City, northbound on the Boulder highway, struck Gordon, who was wearing dark pants and walking in the same direction. The victim was knocked 163 feet by the impact. Military services for the deceased were held Saturday afternoon, May 25 at 4:00 under the direction of Father Gerard Fanning of St. Andrews Catholic Church, Boulder City. Burial was in the Boulder City Cemetery. Mr. Gordon, born Dec 23, 1932, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gloria Gordon, Boulder City, NV, and formerly of Montrose, MO; his mother, Mrs. Mabel Gordon, Las Vegas, NV; his father, Bill Gordon, Pocatello, ID; one sister, Mrs. Louise Craig, Las Vegas and one brother, Bill Gordon, Las Vegas. Mr. Gordon was employed as a waiter at the Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas.

GORDON, Dorothy Olga NULL
1906-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 26 2004 - Dorothy Olga Gordon, 97, Windsor, died Saturday evening, July 17, 2004, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. She was born September 11, 1906, in Pettis County, near Windsor, the daughter of Edward Elwood Null and Edna Earl (Smith) Null. On December 22, 1926, in Sedalia, she married Daniel Philmore Gordon, who preceded her in death May 14, 1987. She was a hardworking farm wife who helped purchase and manage a farm in Johnson County in 1935. Early in her marriage she joined the Bryson Ladies Aid Society and Women's Progressive Farm Association (WPFA), working with and teaching children in the Junior Farmers Association (JFA). After World War II, she helped form the Eldorado 4-H Club, holding many leadership positions throughout the years. Her specialty was teaching young girls how to sew. She was a very civic-minded woman, distributing World War II ration books in 1942, working at the polls on election days, baking her famous lemon pies from scratch and picking up cans to donate to the school assistance program. Quilting and teaching every child the value of work and play were her passions. Dorothy was fair in dealing with others and a wise and reliable problem solver. She taught her four children the value and joy of work and gave them many responsibilities. She loved reading the bible, her many hats, playing croquet and the game Uno. she had a near-death experience in 1980 and spent three months in Menorah Hospital, Kansas City. She was a member of the Pleasant Green School Board many years ago, the Eldorado Saddle Club, the Eldorado Methodist Church, where she held just about every leadership position and reached out beyond the local church. She attended and was welcomed at four different churches in Windsor. Survivors include her four children, Virginia Chambers, Green Ridge, Beth Groseclose, Windsor, Dana Zumbaugh, Apopka, Florida, and Jerry Dan Gordon, Windsor; older brother, Ralph Null, Windsor; three sisters, Fern Kerr, Sedalia, Carola Null, Farmington, and Charmian Gaunt, Apple Valley, California; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marvel Null (who died in infancy), Marjorie Null and Amy Feaster. Funeral services were Thursday, July 22, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GORDON, Evelyn Nadine BRUBECK
1931-2011
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 8 2011 - Evelyn Nadine Gordon, age 79, of Clinton, Missouri died April 28, 2011 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She was born December 7, 1931 in Deepwater, Missouri the daughter of Jess and Faye (Adams) Brubeck. Evelyn was a member of the 15th Street Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Faye Brubeck; husband, William Harold Gordon; one son, J. R. Gordon; four sisters, Bonnie, Clayta, Norma and Joan; and one brother, Delbert Brubeck. Evelyn is survived by her two daughters, Teresa Hahn and Jackie Younger, both of Clinton; one sister, Janice Williams of Kansas City, Missouri, as well as nine grandchildren; twenty five great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held in the Deepwater Cemetery, Monday, May 2, 2011.

GORDON, James Wesley, Rev.
1837-1924
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Rev. John (sic) Wesley Gorden (colored) died at his home on North Main street Wednesday after a long illness, having had his last stroke of paralysis a few days previous to his death. He was born in West Virginia in 1837 being 87 years of age at the time of his death. Clinton had been his home since 1894. He was pastor of the Second Baptist church in the city for six years. He was an honest, upright citizen and aside from preaching and doing good was a stone mason and well digger. He was always industrious and accumulated several houses. He is survived by his wife who was his caretaker to the last, also one son in Kansas City, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He and his wife raised their grandchildren, Arthur and Nettie Gorden, like their own children. Arthur came to help his grandmother care for his grandfather during the last week. Nettie taught in the colored schools here for years. She is now married and lives in Chicago but came home for the funeral.

GORDON, Joyce Ellen MARSHALL
1953-2016
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Joyce Ellen (Marshall) Gordon, 62, of Kansas City, Missouri, died Friday, July 22, 2016, in Severance, Kansas. She was born October 18, 1953, in Sedalia, Mo., the daughter of Bert Edward Marshall and Versalean Agnes Anne (West) Marshall. Joyce graduated from Versailles High School in 1971. She then went to college at Missouri Western State College and received a degree in Business Administration in 1978. She was a hard worker and was a committed employee, working for Kmart for 42 years, retiring in November, 2015. She was an avid Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan and adored her pets, most recently her cat Abby. Survivors include a sister, Rita Pratt (Bill), Windsor, Mo.; 2 brothers, Larry Marshall (Linda), Nixa, Mo., and Glenn Marshall (Ellen), Bunceton, Mo.; 2 sister-in-laws, Donna Marshall and Sheila Marshall, both of Versailles, Mo.; 6 nephews, Brent, Kenny, Barry, Chris, Kevin, and James; 7 nieces, Dina, Carrie, Lori, Crystal, Kelly, Shelly, and Alaina; close friends Tina and David Campbell; and many cousins and distant friends. She was preceded in death by her father Bert on November 30, 2000 and her mother Versalean on November 27, 1993, and 2 brothers, John "Dean" Marshall and Robert Marshall. Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GORDON, Roy Julian Jr.
1958-1997
Kansas City Star, Mar 4 1997 - R. J. Gordon Jr., 38, Kansas City, MO. passed away Saturday, March 1, 1997, at home, of a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be Tuesday, March 4, at good Samaritan Project. 3030 Walnut. Mr. Gordon was born July 23, 1958, in Clinton, MO. Roy was a 1978 graduate of Oak Park High School. He was employed for 17 years by Midland Lithography. His free time was spent in and around his home, gardening, landscaping and enjoying the company of many friends and his dog, Mia, and cat, Kit. He was a giving man to all he held close, including volunteer work with the Good Samaritan Project. Survivors include his life partner, Gary Mosby, and his loving family, parents, Roy Sr. and Laura Gordon; sister and brother-in-law, Darless Collins and Don Spencer, Gainsville. TX.; brother and sister-in-law, Laurie and David Grossman, Parkville, MO.; brother and sister-in-law Brian and Christine Gordon, Kansas City, MO.; and eight loving nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Morticians Service)

GORDON, Roy Julian Sr.
1931-2001
Kansas City Star Feb 19 2001 - Roy J. Gordon. 69 Gladstone, MO. passed away February 18, 2001. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 20, at White Chapel Funeral Home. Cremation. Mr. Gordon was born November 4, 1931, in Kansas City, MO. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his son, Roy J. Gordon Jr., Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Laura; daughter, Darless Collins and husband, Don Spencer of Texas; son, Bruce Gordon of Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and David Grossman of Kansas City; son, Brian and wife, Veronica of Kansas City; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild. (Roy Julian Gordon was a son of Roy Elmo Gordon and Emma Francis Julian)

GORDON, William Harold
1929-2003
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2003 - William Harold Gordon, son of Charles Maxwell Gordon and Myrtle E. (Cummings) Gordon, was born May 14, 1929, in Chalk Level, and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on May 16, 2003, at the age of 74 years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a fork lift operator for American Can Company in North Kansas City for 33 years. Several years ago Harold went forward and accepted the Lord at the 15th Street Baptist Church in Kansas City. William Harold was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of the home; one son, William H. Gordon Jr. of Kansas City; two daughters, Jackie Cherylene Younger of Springfield and Teresa Brenda Hahn of Deepwater; one brother, Charles Gordon of Vandalia; two sisters, Dorothy Collins of New York, New York, and Mary Ellen Wilson of Liberty, as well as nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Graveside services and burial was held at the Deepwater Cemetery on Monday, May 20.

GORDON, William Harold Jr.
1953-2006
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - J. R. Gordon, 52, Kansas City died Monday, March 13, 2006 at North Kansas City Hospital. Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 18 at Deepwater Cemetery. He was born August 18, 1953 in Watham, Massachusetts, son of William Harold and Evelyn Brubeck Gordon, Sr. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish. Preceding him in death is his father. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; mother, Evelyn Gordon; one son, William H. Gordon, III; three daughters, Tamara Renee Gordon; Carrie Faye Gordon; Bobbie Jean Gordon; two sisters, Jackie Younger; Teresa Hahn and seven grandchildren.

GORMAN, Jeanne A. TRAINER JOHNSTON
1925-2001
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2001 - Jeanne A. Gorman was Born November 16, 1925, in Clinton, daughter of Philip D. and Elsie J. Julian Trainer. She died February 20, 2001, at Overland park Regional Medical Center. She grew up in Clinton, but moved to the Kansas City area to work as a personnel specialist for the Department of Agriculture. She did this for over 30 years and retired in the middle 1980's She returned to Clinton seven years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, and the National Association of Retired Employees. Survivors include three sons Steven Johnston and wife, Donna, Raymore, Craig Johnston and wife, Parisa, Gainesville, Georgia, and Philip Gorman and wife, Sharon, Plano, Texas; one brother, John Trainer and wife, Fran, Osceola; three sisters, Mary Hosack, Terre Haute, Indiana, Carolyn O'Conner and husband, Vince, Overland Park, Kansas, Kathleen VanOrmer, Clinton; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Her parents; first husband, Charles Lewis Johnston, and second husband, Ed Gorman, precede her in death. Funeral services were held February 23 at the First Baptist Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GORRELL, Mary M.
1915-1993
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary M. Gorrell, 78, Osceola, died Sunday, July 18, 1993 at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was born in Bridgeport, Texas. She is survived by her husband, LeRoy, of the home; one son, LeRoy Gorrell of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; one grandson, Cassidy Douglas Gorrell of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 21, at the Resthaven Memorial Garden Cemetery, Osceola.

GOSLIN, Franklin Allen
1929-2015
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Franklin Goslin, 86, lifelong Clinton resident and businessman, died peacefully in his sleep, at his home on Thursday November 26, 2015. Born March 4, 1929, to Henry and Laura Goslin, he graduated from Clinton High School in 1949 and married Gertrude Wooster October 8, 1949. To this union were born two daughters, Tricia and Pam. He worked in the Goslin family business which dealt in Case tractors, Pontiac and GMC and boats and Evinrude motors, all of his life and was a proud and respected businessman. He never missed an opportunity to help someone with repairs in his workshop, "Grandpa's Toy Box". In the last several years he so enjoyed being a "delivery man" for his daughter's business, Bloomers Flower Shop in Clinton. During their marriage they enjoyed, fishing, hunting, camping and winter trips to Texas. He was preceded in death by Gertrude, his wife of 64 years, and two brothers, Harold and Jim. He is survived by his brother Donald Goslin, Clinton; his daughters, Tricia Burton of Springfield and Pam Hargrave and husband, Dean, Clinton; grandson, Brent Burton and wife, Laura, Springfield; granddaughter, Jessica Jones and husband, Tony, Kansas City; his "pride and joy" great-grandchildren, Genevieve Mae and Archer Wesley Burton and Isaac Clancy and Elias Franklin Jones. He also leaves behind numerous family and friends. He always considered himself a "jack of all trades, but master of none". He served in the National Guard for 12 years, was a Henry County Sheriffs deputy, retired fire captain with the Clinton Fire Department, was a charter member of the Good Sams Camping Club, Clinton Eagles and honorary life member and past exalted ruler of the Clinton Elks Lodge. A Celebration of Life was held Friday, December 4, at the Clinton Elks Lodge. Inurnment was in Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton.

GOSLIN, Gertrude J. WOOSTER
1930-2013
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 27 2013 - Gertrude J. Goslin, 82, Clinton, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Gertrude was born June 23, 1930 in Windsor, the daughter of James Robert and Kathryn (Novotny) Wooster. She was a docent for the Henry County Museum and a Henrietta Homemaker. Gertrude was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed her Thursday night Canasta Club. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Kathryn Bauder and Vivian Morris. She is survived by her husband. Franklin of the home; two daughters, Tricia Burton of Springfield and Pam Hargrave (Dean) of Clinton; three sisters, Joann Famuliner (Robert) of Garden City, Mary Robinson (Joe) of Kansas City and Connie Fox (Sam) of Wichita, Kansas; two grandchildren, Jessica Jones (Tony) and Brent Burton (Laura) and three great-grandchildren, Isaac Jones, Genevieve Burton and Archer Burton. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

GOSLIN, James Henry
1939-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 18 2002 - James Henry Goslin, 62, Springfield, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 21, 1939, in Clinton. He was the son of Henry Allen Goslin and Laura May Wright Goslin, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Mary; one daughter, Michelle Wilson, and husband Todd, and two granddaughters; also mother-in-law, Mrs. Janseen Schmidt, all of Springfield. Surviving brothers are Franklin and Donald Goslin of Clinton and Harold Goslin of El Paso, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. He retired from the United States Coast Guard and then was head of the electrical maintenance at St. John's Hospital at Springfield. Internment will be at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield at a later date. - Greenlawn North Funeral Home, 3506 North National, Springfield, MO.

GOSLIN, Warner Whitlow "Doc"
1858-1923
Death of W. W. Goslin - Warner W. Goslin passed peacefully away Monday, April 9th, at 9 a.m., at the home of his brother, Add Goslin. He had been in failing health for the past year, but was only bedfast one week, his fatal illness being dropsy and asthma. Warner W. Goslin, most generally known as "Doc," was born in Henry county, Mo., September 23rd, 1858, and had lived his lifetime in the same county. His occupation being that of running a threshing machine. He was known and liked by a wide circle of friends, who will miss his good natured smile and pleasant words, for he had a pleasant word for everybody. He leaves to mourn his loss - two brothers, James, of Nevada, and Add, who lives south of town. He was a member of the Baptist church for many years. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 10th, at Bethlehem church. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. -- Doc Goslin died Monday, April 9th, with a complication of disease from which he had been suffering for some time. For a number of years he had run a sawmill in the winter and threshing machine in the summer and lived in a house on wheels. He moved from place to place. He had been running a sawmill on Deepwater creek at the new bridge on the Deepwater road. Some time ago, when he became ill, his wagon was brought to his brother's so they could take care of him. His brother had been out with him just a few minutes before and Doc said, "I am going this time," but neither he nor his brother realized how soon as he was gone but a few minutes and when he returned Doc was dead. Warner W. Goslin, or "Doc," as he was called by all who knew him, was born within a mile of where he died, September 23rd, 1858, and had lived in Henry county all of his life. He made a profession of faith many years ago and joined the Bethlehem Baptist church. He had many friends over the county as he was always upright and honest in his dealings. He never married, but is survived by four brothers -- Addison Goslin, at whose place he died; John, in Kansas City; Bob, Colorado, and Will, in Washington. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Bethlehem church. A large throng of friends were at the funeral; all could not get inside the church building. His body was laid beside his relatives in the cemetery nearby.

GOSS, Carmen J. BLAKE
1904-2005
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 16 2006 - Carmen J. Goss, daughter of William Blake and Josephine (McAuliffe) Blake, was born March 27, 1904, in Clinton. She died at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, on December 26, 2005, at the age of 101 years. Carmen spent most of her life in the Clinton area. She was married to William Dodson Goss and they owned Goss Clothing from 1942-1981. William preceded her in death on January 8, 1967. Carmen was a faithful member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and she was a member of the Henry County Historical Society, as well as American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 14, Clinton. She is survived by a daughter Jo Ann Dowler of Lakewood, Colorado; three grandchildren, Kathryn Hart, Karen Dowler and Robert Dodson Dowler, and five great-grandchildren, Trevor Hart, Brit Hart, Reece Hart, Marissa Taylor Hart and Zachary Scott Dowler, as well as a niece, Pauline LePore. Funeral mass was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, Friday, December 30. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GOSS, Velma Delilah HENDRIX
1915-1998
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Word was received by Connie Goss of the death of her mother Velma Delilah (Hendrix) Goss, 83, Thursday, July 23, 1998, of Farmersville, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Della Hendrix, longtime residents of Brownington; her husband, Oscar Joseph Goss; a daughter Doris Price; brothers, Orlow, Dennie and Richard Hendrix, and one sister, Mary Jane Post. She is survived by her daughter Connie Goss, Clinton, one son Raymond and wife Lucille, of the state of California; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Dalton, Calhoun, and Kathryn Russell, Benton, Arkansas, and other relatives.

GOSSETT, Ersa Mae GARRISON JENNINGS
1923-2005
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2005 - Ersa Mae Gossett, 81, Clinton, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at her home. She was born June 7, 1923, in Springfield, the daughter of the late Walter and Edna (Louzader) Garrison. She was united in marriage to the late Frank F. Gossett. She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband Jack Jennings, who lost his life in WWII; two brothers, Walter Garrison and Pete Louzader and her namesake, Ersa Booker. She is survived by her children, Arnolda Matthews, Green Forest, Alaska, Jane Lawson, Durango, Colorado, Connie Vaughn and husband Marvin, Springfield, Len Smallwood, Springfield, Charles Smallwood and wife Gloria, Albia, Iowa, Cindy Curtis and husband Ron, Tucson, Arizona, Daniel Gossett and wife Leilani, Harrisonville, and Ruth Rogers and Johnny Bench Jr., Clinton; 26 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Mona Garrison; numerous other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 20, 10 a.m., at Church of the Nazarene, Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery.

GOTH, Benedict William
1901-1995
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ben W. Goth was born in Germantown on August 21, 1901, the son of John G. Goth and Madgelina Kaumans Goth. He died December 2, 1995, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 94. Ben was united in marriage to Irene Swaters on September 6, 1926. To this union three children were born, Peggy, Pat and Richard. Ben was a retired farmer who loved to work. Even after he retired he was an Acco Seed salesman and secretary of the Montrose Mutual Fire and Wind Insurance for many years. He loved to work in his garden and see his family enjoy the fruits of his labor. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, one sister, one son-in-law and one great-grandson. He is survived by his wife, Irene of Colonial Manor in Appleton City; twin daughters, Peggy Richeson and husband Edward of Independence, and Pat Williamson of Hesperia, Ca., and one son, Richard D. Goth and wife Sue of Montrose; two sisters, Francis Grindley of Kansas City and Alma Brandt of Long Beach, Ca.; 14 grandchildren. 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 5, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose with. Pall bearers were grandsons, Donald, David, Darrell and Danny Goth, Michael Richeson and great-grandsons, Brad, Scott and Andy Munsterman. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

GOTH, David E.
1948-2010
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
David E. Goth age 61 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral Mass will be Monday, March 29, 2010 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, with burial in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. David was born in Clinton, MO. He served in the United States Navy. He was married to Vivian (Huber) Goth. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a member of The American Legion both of Clinton. Among survivors include his wife, Vivian Goth of the home; two daughters, Krissy Goth of the home and Michelle Goth of Clinton; one son, Scott Shepard of Springfield, MO; three brothers, Kenny Goth and wife, Cathie, Joe Goth and companion Natalie Sperry and Steve Goth and wife, Melinda all of Clinton; as well as seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

GOTH, Dorothy C. MUNSTERMAN
1918-2011
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 11 2011 - Dorothy C. (Munsterman) Goth, 92, Montrose, gave up a long struggle of living at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, on February 15, 2011. Dorothy was born on September 6, 1918, the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Oswald) Munsterman. She attended St. Mary's School in Montrose and later was employed in Clinton by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bratzler. Dorothy was married to Mark Urban Goth on June 4, 1946. To this union, five children were born: Barbara (John) Ceule, Donna Snethen, Sam (Marysue) Goth, Sharon Goth and John (Brenda) Goth. She was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Church and the Altar Society. Dorothy loved flowers and taking care of her chickens until she was 80. She also enjoyed canning, playing cards, Bingo and going to the boat, but she especially loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was at her best when a small child was present. Dorothy was a wonderful homemaker and cook, specializing in fried chicken and pie. She was always the last person to sit down and eat at family gatherings because she always had to make sure everyone else was taken care of first. When Dorothy's children were small, a normal Saturday night would find her ironing clothes at midnight so everyone looked good for church on Sunday morning and finishing cinnamon rolls for their after-church breakfast. Dorothy wanted to keep everyone happy, including her neighbors. She had a beautiful green-headed rooster in one of her flocks of chickens, which she killed, against her children's wishes, because he crowed too early and was waking up her neighbor. As Dorothy's health began to fail and she had to start making doctor visits, as long as she was able, she would bake a fresh cherry pie to take to Dr. Doug Kenney and make grape jelly for Dr. Larry Geier, their favorites. Dorothy always looked for something to do for someone else. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Mark (1982); her son-in-law, Lloyd Snethen (2008); her granddaughter, Cindy Ceule (1977) and her parents, Joseph and Barbara (Oswald) Munsterman: six brothers, Fred, Ed, Lee, John, Bernard, and one infant brother, Paul Munsterman, and two sisters, Julia Cook and Frances Munsterman. Dorothy is survived by her five children, Barbara (John) Ceule, Donna Snethen, Sam (Marysue) Goth, Sharon Goth and John (Brenda) Goth; nine grandchildren, David Ceule, Cheryl (Craig) Oerly, Mike (Tanya) Snethen, Chris (Jennifer) Snethen, Kim (Sean) Hayes, Charley (Natalie) Goth, Becky Goth and companion, Joe Wilson, Mark (Mary) Goth and Kevin Goth. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, Emma and Eli Oerly, Terry and Nick Snethen, Aldan and Molly Snethen, Mariah Wilson and Anastasia Hayes, and one sister, Margaret Cook; two sisters-in-law, Joan and Mary Ellen Munsterman, and a wonderful caregiver the past three years, Vicky O'Farrell, and a fantastic caring doctor, Doug Kenney, plus a host of nieces and nephews and friends, as well as a "Grandparent's Day" adopted granddaughter, Tasha Lesmeister. The funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, February 19, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose.

GOTH, Ernest Edward
1924-2011
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 6 2011 - Ernest Edward Goth, 87, Clinton, son of Edward J. and Mary Anne (Weisman) Goth, was born September 7, 1924, in Montrose and died Sunday, November 20, 2011, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. On April 27, 1953, Ernie married Arlene Cook. He lived in Montrose all of his life, except for the last 23 years in Clinton. He spent his life hunting, playing baseball, farming. raising cattle and crops. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose where he served in the Knights of Columbus and Holy Rosary Church in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George, Steven and Omer Goth, and three sisters, Orpha Kalwei, Bertha BetteIs and Ethel Goth. Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Clinton; son, Norman Goth and wife, Nancy, Springfield; daughters, Elaine Goth of Orlando, FL, Sandra Moreland and husband, Lewis, Clinton, and Brenda Meaney and husband, Ed, Houston, TX, and five grandchildren, Matthew Moreland, Nolan Goth, Brian Meaney, Kerri Meaney and Owen Meaney. Funeral Mass was Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

GOTH, Frank Mrs.
abt 1880-1914
Montrose Recorder, Dec 11 1914 - Mrs. Frank Goth, age 34 years died at her home near Germantown Monday morning Dec 7 after a several weeks illness, a complication of diseases being the cause. Funeral services were conducted at Germantown Wednesday and burial was at Germantown cemetery. She leaves a husband, 5 children and numerous other relatives and friends. The Recorder extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.

GOTH, Irene Ann SWATERS
1905-2001
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 7 2001 - Irene Ann Goth, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Swaters, was born June 12, 1905, in Montrose, and departed this life on December 1, 2001, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City at the age of 96 years. Irene was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose where she was united in marriage to Ben Goth on September 6, 1926. To this union, three children were born, twin daughters, Bernetta (Patsy) Williamson and Jeanette (Peggy) Richeson, and son, Richard (Dick) Goth. Irene spent her entire life in the Montrose area as a wife, mother and homemaker. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter; one son-in-law; four brothers and four sisters, and one great-grandson. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Richeson and husband, Edward, Independence; son Dick Goth and wife, Sue, Montrose; brother, Leonard Swaters and wife, Doris, Montrose; sister-in-law, Rose Swaters and Magdalene Swaters of Montrose, Francis Grindley of Kansas City and Alma Brandt of Long Beach, California; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 4, at Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose. Pall bearers were grandsons, Donald, David, Darrell and Danny Goth, Michael Richeson, and great-grandson, Brad Munsterman. Honorary pall bearers were grandsons, Gary and John Richeson, and great-grandsons, Brian Richeson, Scott and Andy Munsterman and Brandon Goth. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.

GOTH, Joseph E. "Jay"
1926-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 1 2004 - Joseph E. "Jay" Goth, 78, Clinton, died Thursday, September 30, 2004, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, October 4, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. He is survived by four sons, David Goth and wife Vivian, Kenny Goth and wife Cathie, Joe Goth and daughter Megan, and Steve Goth and wife Melinda, all of Clinton; two brothers Vancil Goth and wife Bernie, Clinton, and Gilbert Goth and wife Carolyn, Rocky Mount; one sister, Mary Margaret Long and husband Carroll, Nixa; one sister-in-law, Jerrie Goth, Independence, as well as 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and his companion, Kathryn Morgan, Clinton.

GOTH, Joseph Eugene "Gene"
1952-2002
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 29 2002 - Joseph Eugene "Gene" Goth, son of James Edward and Margaret Eileen (Grant) Goth, was born June 18, 1952, in Clinton, and died November 3, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City at the age of 50 years. Gene was raised a Catholic. As a youth, Gene enjoyed playing baseball and was an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He served on the school board of Davis R-12. In recent years he was a member of the Elks and Eagles lodges. Gene operated his own upholstery shop for several years in Clinton. The last 16 years he worked as a carpenter for Crane Construction Company of Savannah. Gene and Debbie Van Ormer were married February 4, 1972. They were later divorced. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edward Goth, Sr. and Margaret E. Goth and two brothers, Grant and Craig Goth. He is survived by his two sons, Tim Goth of Seneca and Tony Goth of Harrisonville; two brothers, Jim Goth, Jr. of Rockville and Chris Goth and wife Becky, Centerview; four sisters, Debbie Foster and husband Larry, Oswego, Kansas, Susan Parsons and husband Damon, Marylin Westhusing and husband Darwin and Pat Jones and husband Ed, all of Clinton, as well as several nieces and nephews and two great nieces. Funeral mass was held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, on Thursday, November 7. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GOTH, Margaret Eileen GRANT
1929-1997
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Margaret Eileen (Grant) Goth was born May 10, 1929. To Joseph (Joe) and Nellie (Welsh) Grant in Scammon, Kansas. Her family moved to Clinton in the 1930s. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1948. She and James (Jim) E. Goth were married November 8, 1949. At the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Margaret and Jim operated Deluxe Cafe on the southwest corner of the Square until 1968. She attended Aldea's School of Beauty to obtain her beautician's license. She ran Marg's Fashion Flair in her home until 1974 when her son Craig was electrocuted in front of their home. She later went to work as an assistant cook for the Holy Rosary lunch program, until her health prohibited her from climbing steps and standing for long periods. She then became a full time mother and grandmother. Margaret and Jim were the parents of nine children, and Margaret had 20 grandchildren at the time of her death. She is survived by the following: James E. (Jim) Goth Jr., Urich, and his children, Eric and Stacy; Joseph E. (Gene) Goth, Clinton, and his sons, Tim and Tony; Deborah A. (Debbie) Foster, Oswego, Kansas her husband Larry and sons, Greg, Matt, Jeff, and Kevin; Christopher (Chris) L. Goth, Chilhowee, his wife Becky, and their children, Paul, Kaylee and Lanae; Susan E. Parsons, Clinton, and her husband, Damon, and their girls, Ashley and Ali; Marilyn D. Westhusing, Clinton, and her husband , Darwin, and their children, Makenna and Braeden; Patricia (Pat) L. Jones, Clinton, her husband Ed, and their children, Kurtis, Tiffanie and Hannah. She also leaves Grant's wife Floss, Arcata, California, and their children, Michael and Melinda. Her children and grandchildren were the greatest source of enjoyment for the last several years. Margaret has faced and overcome many tragedies and health related problems throughout the last 20 years, but her death was unexpected. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James E. (Ed) Grant and Joseph (Joe) M. Grant; two sons, Francis G. (Grant) Goth and Craig Allen Goth, and her husband Jim. Margaret died on Sunday April 13, 1997, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Her funeral mass was held on Thursday morning at 11 at Holy Rosary Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GOTH, Michael Grant
1976-2007
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Michael Grant Goth was born on May 4, 1976, in Clinton, Missouri, to Grant and Florence (Crenshaw) Goth and passed away on December 13, 2007, due to a tragic accident. He loved being in the mountains hunting, cutting firewood or just sitting at a campsite listening to the surrounding sounds of the open outdoors while shooting the breeze with family, friends and especially his special uncle, Carlous Baum. Michael was not blessed with any children of his own but his niece Hallah Goth-Jantz and nephew Kaiden Kujawa were his pride and joys. He was preceded in death by his father, Grant Goth; paternal grandparents, James and Margaret Goth; maternal grandparents, Mick and Opal Crenshaw; ex-maternal grandparents, Ervin and Lavada Baum; uncles, Gene Goth, Craig Goth, John Clayton (J.C.) Crenshaw, John O'Banion; and one cousin, Brian Vogel. He is survived by his mother, Florence (Crenshaw) Goth Baum; ex-step father, John Baum; sister, Melinda Goth; brother, Carl Baum; niece, Hallah Goth Jantz; nephew, Kaiden Kujawa; uncles, Jimmy Goth Jr., Chris Goth and wife Becky, Joe Crenshaw, Lonnie Crenshaw, Carlous Baum; aunts, Debbie Foster (Goth) and husband Larry, Susan Parsons (Goth) and husband Damon, Marilyn Westhusing (Goth) and husband Darwin, Pat Jones (Goth), Deloris Vogel O’Banion (Crenshaw), Lena Corbin (Crenshaw) and husband Tim, Kim Austin (Crenshaw); cousins, Eric Goth, Stacy Ford (Goth) and husband Mike, Timmy Goth, Tony Goth, Greg Goth, Kevin Foster, Jeff Foster, Matt Foster, Kristin Parsons, Ashley Parsons, Ali Parsons, Paul Goth, Kayla Goth, Lana Goth, McKenna Westhusing, Braden Westhusing, Curtis Jones, Tiffany Jones, Hanna Jones, Stacey Fenton (Vogel) and husband Todd, Jamie O’Banion and wife Maureen, Shawn O'Banion, Jodi Crenshaw and wife Norma, Dennis Crenshaw, Jonathan Crenshaw, Kathrina Corbin, Kelsey Austin, Nichalos Austin and Julia Baum; and many more too numerous to mention but loved just as much. A memorial service will be held at Best Western Bayshore Inn Saturday, December 22 in Eureka, California. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 5, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GOTH, Ralph Frank
1934-2007
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 26 2007 - Ralph Frank Goth, Clinton, was born December 17, 1934, near Montrose, the son of Rufus Basil and Mary Ann Rotert Goth. He departed this life Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at his home, at the age of 72 years. Ralph was a machinist and worked at Peabody Coal Co. for 18 years until it closed. He was also a farmer and cattleman for most of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Ralph was a member of the Henry County Coon Hunters. He always enjoyed the meetings and hunts each month. He loved birds of all kinds and was always hatching out chickens, peacocks, pheasant, quail and turkey. Each summer he took pride in his gardening and shared many different kinds of fruits and vegetables with both family and friends. He also enjoyed going to coffee each day and visiting all of his friends. Ralph was especially proud of his daughter Anita Kay, and his two grandchildren, Chase and Faith. Chase and Faith loved to tag along with Papa as he did the evening chores or see the newest birds that had been hatched. He was also very close to his 10 brothers and sisters. He always looked forward to being with them. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters-in-law, Helen Goth and Pat Goth, and one brother-in-law, Jerome Young. He is survived by his wife Melba of the home; one daughter Anita Calhoun and husband Scott, Clinton; two stepsons, Donald Mitchell and wife Lesa, Clinton, and Ronald Mitchell and wife Margie, Halfway; six brothers, Adrian Goth and wife Lois, Meridian, Iowa, Wilfred Goth of Marcus, Iowa, Ehrle Goth, Montrose, Ludger Goth and wife Lee, Montrose, Herbert Goth and wife Sue, Warsaw, Philip Goth and wife Betty, Clinton; four sisters, Rosemary Fechtel and husband Herbert, Westphalia; Helena Strope and husband Ed, Deepwater, Evelyn Young, Kansas City, Diann Richter and husband Mike, Warrensburg; two grandchildren, Chase and Faith Calhoun; four step-grandchildren, Melissa Berry, Mindy Mitchell, Jessica Mitchell and Marty Mitchell, and one step-great-grandson, Mason Berry. Funeral services were held Friday, January 12, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GOTTSCHALK, Frances May JENKINS
1916-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2007 - Frances May Jenkins Gottschalk died Saturday, October 20, 2007, in Kensington, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husband Art. Surviving family members are her daughter Vinnie Masood, her son Martin Gottschalk, and her sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Richard Haynes. She was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church in Kensington, Maryland. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, October 24, in Kensington.

GOUCHER, Beverly Ann KUEHN
1958-1996
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beverly Ann Goucher, 38, Clinton, died Wednesday, August 28, 1996, at her home - Beverly Ann Kuehn Goucher was born April 15, 1958, in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Harry J. Kuehn and Betty Joan Brown Kuehn. The family later came to Missouri and lived in various cities including Windsor where Beverly attended high school. Beverly Ann was baptized many years ago at the Elm Springs Baptist Church near Lone Jack. About 15 years ago she came to Clinton with her small son, Kevin Goucher, to live. Soon thereafter she met Keith Winkler and they became close friends. They liked to hunt and fish together. Beverly liked the out-of-doors. She hunted both wild turkey and deer and was lucky in both endeavors. Keith, Kevin and Beverly liked to go to Bennett Springs to trout fish and she liked fishing the rivers and lakes here at home. Beverly was a very artistic person. She liked to oil paint and has several beautiful pictures, one nearly completed of a bobcat for Keith's brother, Larry. She liked all kinds of crafts and loved her many animals. Eleven months ago she was told she had cancer and only a short time to live. She fought long and hard and her greatest wish was to see her son. Kevin graduate from Clinton High School. But this was not to be as Kevin is just now starting his senior year. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Ronald Wayne Goucher, Jr. She is survived by her son, Kevin Wayne Goucher of the home; her parents, Harry J. Kuehn of Clinton and her mother, Joan Kuehn of Windsor; her brothers, Tommy Lee of Kansas City and Harold Ray of Clinton; her great-grandmother, Cora Harmon, who is 99 years of age and lives in Steelville, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and her devoted companion Keith Winkler. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 31, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GOUCHER, Gilbert Dean
1964-1995
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dean Goucher, 31, Clinton, died Sunday, November 19, 1995, at his home. - Gilbert Dean Goucher was born October 16, 1964, in Kansas City, the son of Ralph and Nora (Gordon) Goucher. The family moved to Clinton when Dean was 10 months old. Dean attended Clinton public schools and graduated in May of 1983. He was a member of the varsity wrestling team in high school and went to State both his junior and senior years. Dean's hobbies included golfing, hunting, fishing, playing pool, boating and watching football. He was an avid Chiefs fan. Dean was also a yellow belt in Twai Kwan Do. Dean was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the National Guard. He had worked for Rival Manufacturing Company for eight years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3667, Elks Lodge #2245 and the American Legion Post #63. He is survived by his two children, a daughter, Amanda Janelle and a son, Gilbert Dean Goucher, Jr. Other family members include fiancee, Michelle Hill, of the home; his parents, Ralph, Sr. and Nora; four brothers, Ralph, Jr., John, Roy and Archie; two sisters, Ruth Henry and Gail Mothersbaugh, all of Clinton; many nieces and nephews and one great-niece. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

GOUCHER, Kenneth Earl "Bud"
1929-2002
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 19 2002 - Kenneth (Bud) Goucher, 72, died Tuesday, March 19, at Lonestar, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Iris Goucher of Texas; three sons, Dan Goucher, Mike Goucher and Robert Goucher, four grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be Friday, March 22, at the Calhoun Cemetery.

GOUCHER, Pauline MEADS
1933-2005
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 1 2005 - Pauline Goucher, 72, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday evening, November 23, 2005, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. She was born August 17, 1933, in Mack's Creek, Mo., the daughter of Porter Carl Meads and Phoebe Minerva (Neff) Meads. On July 1, 1952, in Sedalia, Mo., she married Wayne Franklin Goucher, who preceded her in death December 10, 1993. Pauline was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, in Windsor. Survivors include a son, Ronald Wayne Goucher, rural Warrensburg, Mo.; a daughter, Patsy Elaine Rogers, Sedalia, Mo.; a brother, Edward Carl "Buzz" Meads, Windsor, Mo.; 2 sisters, Mary Andersen, Windsor, Mo.; Patsy Busker, Clinton, Mo.; 8 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pauline was preceded in death by a brother, Alden Curtis Meads; a niece, Brenda Gay Busker and a grandson, Ronald Wayne Goucher, Jr. Funeral services will be Monday, November 28, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GOUCHER, Ronald Wayne
1956-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Ronald Wayne Goucher, 58, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at home and he left earth and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ron was born June 28, 1956, in Windsor, the son of Wayne F. and Pauline (Meads) Goucher. On Nov. 25, 1994, he was united in marriage to Gail Lorimer in Butler, at Gail's parents' home. Ron spent his adult life in law enforcement. He was chief of police in Leeton, an officer for the City of Butler, a deputy in Johnson County, and a police officer in Knob Noster. Ron also spent 12 years serving as a sergeant in the Army National Guard. He loved music, singing and could play anything with strings, harmonicas, keyboards and played in many bands around Johnson County. Ron is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Gail; his sons, Kevin Goucher and wife, Alisa, of Warsaw, and Jared Goucher of Warrensburg; two stepsons, Cole Narron of Warrensburg and Dusten Hall and wife, Barbara, of Bolivar; one stepdaughter, Melanie DaMitz and husband, Kevin, of Columbia Falls, Mont.; one sister, Patsy Rogers of Sedalia; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Ronald W. Goucher Jr. A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, at Laurel Oaks Cemetery in Windsor.

GOUCHER, Ted H.
1905-1981
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Ted Goucher, 76, died at his home in Warsaw, Wednesday 24 June 1981. He was a former Clinton resident and sold produce on the North side of the square. Survivors include his wife, Rose, of the home. Three stepsons also survive, Carl Ronsleben, Donald Dean and Bud Dean, all of Washington State, Mariah Jo Cooper of Indiana and Darlene Buelar of Oregon, two sisters, Stella Kampe of Clinton and Clara King of Windsor, 23 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Saturday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home, with burial in Calhoun Cemetery.

GOUCHER, Wayne F.
1930-1993
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Wayne F. Goucher, 63, Windsor, died Friday morning, December 10, 1993, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born June 20, 1930, in Crookston, Nebraska, the son of Harvey Albert Goucher and Iva Mae Lux Goucher. On July 1, 1952, in Sedalia, he married Pauline Meads, who survives of the home in Windsor. Mr. Goucher worked for the J.E. Dunn Construction Company in Kansas City for 18 years before his retirement. He also worked for the Missouri Highway Department, the city of Warrensburg Street Department and the City of Windsor Street Department. He was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Leeton Christian Church and the Windsor VFW Post #2610. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ronald W. Goucher, Butler; a daughter, Patsy F. Rogers, Hughesville; two brothers, Henry Goucher, Lee's Summit, and Lyle Goucher, Belton; three sisters, Wanda Goucher, Windsor, Helen Goucher Simon, Warrensburg, and Barbara Champion, Marshall; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, December 13, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GOUCHER, William Sherman
1865-1936
Clinton MO - William Sherman Goucher was born in Ripley County, Ind., September 23, 1865, and died at his home four miles west of Calhoun, at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 26, 1936. He was married to Florence A. Boyle April 8, 1902, at Bethany, Harrison County, Mo. To this union were born four children: Mrs. Ernest Kampe, near Calhoun; Gerald E. Goucher, Springfield; Ivan Emory Goucher, near Leeton; and Mrs. Avis Irene Blanchard of the home. Twelve grandchildren and his widow also survive him. November 2nd he, with his wife, went on a trip to north Missouri to visit relatives. He had been there a week and a half when he took very sick while at the home of his cousin. He was taken to an Albany doctor, who advised him to go to the Bethany Hospital, where he was taken two times and given treatment. At the end of a week he was taken to his home in Henry County and a doctor from Calhoun treated him every day for about a week. He grew weaker until the end came peacefully. He leaves one brother, Henry Goucher, and two half brothers, Asa Goucher of Bethany and Ben Goucher of Grand River, Iowa, also four half sisters, Mrs. Cathern Timberman and Mrs. Tom Timberman, Montana; Mrs. Robt. Woods, Roosevelt, Okla., and Mrs. Curtis Young of DeKalb, Iowa. He was a kind husband, and a loving father and united with the First M. E. Church in Clinton in 1919, while Rev. Huse was pastor of that church. Funeral was held at the Christian church Saturday. The body was taken to Harrison County, near Bethany Sunday for interment.

GOVER, Billy B.
1920-2001
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 30 2001 - Billy B. Gover was born September 10, 1920, in Allville, son of Roy H. and Mildred (Millie) Bell Dukes Gover. He died April 18, 2001, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. He was a graduate of Osceola High School. He joined the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and served in the European Theater until the end of the war. He was of Methodist faith, a member of the VFW for over 30 years and the Lions Club for 22 years. He lived in Kansas City and operated a bulk oil plant until he retired and moved to Ethel, Missouri. The joy of his life was his show horses. He was a member of the American Walking Horse Association for 47 years. He competed in Missouri and Iowa shows and the highlight was his winning for five consecutive years in his class and retaining the Championship Traveling Trophy with "Copy's Walking Dream". Survivors include one sister, Wanda Gover Smith and her husband, Bruce, St. Louis; one niece, Carolyn K. Smith, Glendale Heights, Illinois; one nephew, Craig D. Smith, Weston, Connecticut; two great-nephews, Daniel and Michael Smith; one uncle, Arch W. Dukes, Overland Park, Kansas; cousins, John Gover, Duke, Oklahoma, Maxine Ward, Christine Lindsay, both of Clinton, Margaret Cook, Ina Downing, both of Warsaw, Greeta Teague, Higginsville, and his companion of many years, Gerri McBrien, Ethel, Missouri. Funeral services were held April 24 at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GOVER, Dorothy O.
abt 1920-2007
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 7 2007 - Dorothy O. Gover, 87, Osceola and formerly of Lowry City, died Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 8, at the Osceola Community Church, with burial in the Osceola Cemetery.

GOVER, Glen Elmer
1917-2004
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 28 2004 - Glen Elmer Gover was born March 14, 1917, to Elmer and Lou Mumma Gover, and died Monday, September 27, 2004, at Truman Lake Manor Nursing Home in Lowry City. He is survived by his wife, Clara, Osceola; two sons, Mick, Osceola, and David, Leawood, Kansas; four granddaughters, three great-grandchildren and many other family and friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 30, 2 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

GOVER, Mildred B. "Millie" DUKES
1896-1999
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred B. (Millie) Gover, 102, St. Louis, formerly of Clinton, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at the Marl de Villa Retirement Center in St. Louis. She was born December 25, 1896, in Benton County to Wilson and Mary Retter Dukes. On March 27, 1918, she married Roy H. Gover. They lived in Lafayette County, Kansas City, and Iconium, before moving to Clinton in 1953, where together they operated a neighborhood grocery Store for 10 years. Roy preceded her in death on June 1, 1988. Mrs. Gover was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. She was an avid gardener and seamstress, as well as a talented organ and piano player until the age of 94. Survivors include one son, Billy B. Gover of Ethel; one daughter, Wanda Lee Smith and her husband, Capt. Bruce Smith of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Carolyn K. Smith of Glendale Heights, Illinois, and Craig D. Smith of Atlanta, Georgia; two great-grandchildren, Daniel Christopher Smith and Michael Thomas Smith, both of Atlanta; one brother, Arch W. Dukes of Overland Park, Kansas; one nephew, John Gover of Duke, Oklahoma, and five nieces, including Maxine Ward and Christine Lindsey, both of Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, June 18, at the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

GOWEN, Phillip
1826-1901
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 1901 - Philip Goen, born in Cork, Ireland in 1826 and came to Clinton in October, 1878, died at his home on March 7, 1901, leaving a wife and four children. He was a good man. Sister M. Flarentine of the Franciscan sisters at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica, New York and his other daughter were in attendance. Burial in Englewood.

GOWIN, Mary Ellan GILLMORE
1921-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2001 - Mary Ellan Gowin was born in Dayton on October 3, 1921, the daughter of John Samuel and Velma Mae Cauthorn Gillmore. She died April 5, 2001, at the age of 79 at the Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and three children, Bill Tavis, Virginia Maye and Rebecca Tavis. Among survivors are two brothers, Lyle Gillmore of Harrisonville and Edgar Everett Gillmore of Edgerton. Also surviving are two half-sisters and her half-brother, Georgia Schrock of Garden City, Florence Phillips of Archie and Washington Gillmore of Harrisonville. For many years she worked at the Unitog factory in Clinton. Graveside services were held Monday, at the Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery in Clinton.

GRACE, Theon
abt 1923-2003
Wrights Creek Cemetery, Jackson Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 10 2003 - Theon Grace, 80, formerly of Clinton, died December 4, 2003, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Vernon L. Grace. They were members of the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Survivors include her daughter, Carron (Goodwin) Allman; sons, Dennis (Mathew) Grace and Marshall Grace; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Eudelle (Leath) Goodhue. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 13, at the Park Lawn Chapel, Kansas City. Graveside services will be Saturday at the Wright Creek Cemetery in Lowry City.

GRACEY, Carolyn W. COATS
1854-1933
Kansas City Times, Mar 14 1933 - Mrs. Carolyn W. Gracey Dies - Mrs. Carolyn W. Gracey, 78, who in her younger days served as a missionary in India and otherwise was an active worker in the Baptist church, died yesterday at the home of William Hartnett, at Eaton Junction, ten miles northeast of Independence, where she lived. Mrs. Gracey was born December 16, 1854, in Wellsville, N.Y. She was a widow. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. W. L. Bowes, New York, and a nephew, Hiram Coats, 3959 St. John Avenue. Funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the Carson Chapel, Independence; burial in Mt. Washington cemetery. - Clinton Eye, Mar 1933 - Mrs. Gracey came to Clinton the bride of the late E. A. Gracey. She was a staunch member of the local Baptist church with a vision and understanding of Missions which is a monument to her earnest prayer and desires in that institution today. A woman of unusual intellect, firm in her belief and valiant in her fight, not only for people on the foreign shore, but for the W. C. T. U. - the organization which came next to her church. Mr. and Mrs. Gracey built the attractive bungalow on East Jefferson street, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Luther Hunt. Mrs. W. M. Godwin and Misses Augusta and Fanny Gracey, of Clinton, attended the funeral Wednesday.

GRACEY, Edward Austin Sr. Judge
1861-1928
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 1928 - Judge E. A. Gracey Dead - E. A. Gracey was born on a farm near Sparta, Tenn., May 16th, 1861. He passed into the unknown Tuesday morning, April 17th, 1928, lacking just a month of being 67 years of age. He was educated in the schools of his native town, and graduated from the law school at Lebanon, Tenn., at the age of 19 years. Soon after his graduation, he went to Texas, seeking a location. Letters from Dan Doyle and other former Tennessee friends, induced him to come to Clinton. He arrived to visit while the smallpox scourge of 1881 was at its worst. He was warned not to stop here, and when he found himself here, the quarantine was so strict he could not get away. Hon. B. G. Boone, afterwards Attorney General of the state, took a fancy to the young Tennesseean, and had him enter his law office. He was soon made a member of the Henry county bar, and began the practice of his chosen profession with such success, that in 1886, he was elected Prosecuting Attorney, and reelected in 1888. In 1882, he married Miss Olive Blakemore. To this union were born Miss Frances, now living with her grandmother Blakemore; Wayman, assistant cashier of the Brinkerhoff-Faris bank, and Austin, who preceded his mother into the other world just a few weeks in 1899. On January 16th, 1916, he married Dr. Carrie Coats in Kansas City. They came to Clinton, and built their cozy home at Fourth and Jefferson, and it was a home with all the significance of the word. He had served as Justice of the Peace continually since 1908. In 1917, he united with the Baptist church, and succeeded Peyton A. Parks as teacher of the largest Sunday School in the town. Like Mr. Parks, he often said this was the best work of his life. When his ill health forced him to give up his class in the Sunday School, it grieved him greatly, but he had learned to bow to the will of his Maker. To compensate for this loss, he tuned in on the sermons every Sunday, and some week days, and enjoyed the messages of the best preachers of this and other communities. Mr. Gracey was a man of remarkable mentality. Besides being a close analyst and accurate interpreter of the law, he had a wonderful fund of general information of history and literature. His memory of events and dates was almost as dependable as the records. His knowledge of the courts of the state and nation was astonishing. He could recall the name of every Justice of The Supreme Court of the United States and of the State of Missouri from the beginning of government and in the order in which they served, and name all the members of both houses of congress and give their tenure of office. This remarkable trait was surpassed by his love for his family, his church and his fellow man. One of his intimate friends of more than forty years says he can not recall that he ever heard him say an unkind word of any person. He came to his office Saturday. He had a chill. Late in the day he was persuaded to go home. Another chill came on, indicating an attack of flu. Pneumonia developed Monday morning. This proved the mastery and he succumbed at 3:25 Tuesday morning, surrounded by the members of his family. Thus ends the earthly career of one of Clinton's distinguished citizens. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carrie Coats Gracey, his daughter, Frances, and son, Wayman, and a sister, Miss Augusta, who has made her home in Clinton a great many years, and numerous relatives who live in the vicinity of his native Tennessee town. His going leaves a vacancy in the community, and in the hearts of his family and friends. The funeral will be held at the Baptist church Thursday, at 2:30 p.m.

GRACEY, Frances Ragland "Fannie"
1884-1965
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1965 - Gracey Rites at Clinton Staurday 1:30 - Miss Frances Gracey, member of a Clinton pioneer family, died at 1:30 this morning at Clinton General. Miss Gracey was City Collector at Clinton from 1944 to 1959. Services will be Saturday at Consalus Funeral Home, with burial in Englewood. - Miss Fannie Gracey Dies - Former City Collector - Francis (Fannie) Ragland Gracey, daughter of Edward A. and Olive Blakemore Gracey, was born May 13, 1884, in Clinton, and died at Clinton General Hospital, Dec. 3, where she had been a patient since Nov. 6. Her father was a well-known Clinton attorney and was prosecuting attorney of Henry County at one time. When Miss Gracey was 12 years old her mother died and she then lived with her grandmother, Mrs. George H. Blakemore, until her death in 1929. She then lived with an aunt, Mrs. W. M. Godwin,until her death in 1955 and from then on she lived alone at her home, 103 South Third St., until 1963, when she went to Town and Country Rest Home, Inc. Miss Gracey attended Clinton public schools and Baird College. She was city collector for a number of years. From childhood she had been a faithful member of the Clinton Methodist Church. She was also a member of the BPW Club. Surviving are sister-in-law Mrs. Wayman Gracey, Canon City, Colo.; three cousins, Miss George Blakemore, Clinton, Blakemore Godwin, Toledo, Ohio, and Jimmie J. Godwin, St. Louis. The latter came for the funeral service. A brother, Wayman Gracey preceded her in death.

GRACEY, George Olive "Ollie" BLAKEMORE
1864-1899
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1899 - Just before the clock tolled the midnight hour Sunday night, 19th last, the gates of the Eternal City swung wide and the spirit of Mrs. Ollie G. Gracey entered into everlasting bliss. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Blakemore and was born Jan. 29, 1864. At the age of 14, she joined the Southern Methodist Church, to which she was ever faithful, loyal and consistent. In September, 1882, she was married to Hon. E. A. Gracey and was ever a cheerful, loving helpmate, always making glad the little family circle. Her two children, Fannie and Wayman, were her constant companions and to them she was an unusually close, confidential adviser - a mother in the truest, highest sense. Through all her days and weeks of suffering, no murmur of complaint was heard and through all trials she was sustained by an abiding faith in the promises contained in her guide through life - the Bible. One month before we laid her to rest in Englewood, her youngest child was buried and its innocent spirit taken to God who gave it. The mother, then dangerously near death's door, never knew that her little one had been taken. Think of the glad surprise when the mother entered into glory, that her own darling boy should meet her at the portal and conduct her to the great white throne where Jesus, with His own hand, placed upon her brow the crown of victory.

GRADY, John B.
1829-1904
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Apr 23 1904 - Died at Urich, John Grady, leaving a wife and one son. He was sick two months with pneumonia and heart trouble. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jan. 10, 1829 and in 1876 came to Henry County to live.

GRAEF, William F. "Major"
1916-1998
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
William F. "Major" Graef, 81, Lee's Summit, died August 28, 1998, at the Village Care Center in Lee's Summit from amyloidosis and dialysis. Memorial services were Monday, August 31, at the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. Mr. Graef was born September 21, 1916, in Henry County. He retired from the Gas Service Co. after 32 years. He was a member of the Ararat Shrine Club and its clown unit, the Lee's Summit Methodist Church, Tribe of Mic-O-Say, former neighborhood commissioner of the Boy Scouts and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He was the happiest when he could make someone laugh. His motto was "God gave us the gift of laughter and we should use it." Survivors include his wife Jan (Schalling) Graef; son, Ronald and wife Donna; brothers and wives, James L. and Lelia Graef and E. P. "Corky" Graef and Irene; three granddaughters, Lisa Blodgett, Michelle Abel and Nicole; two great-grandchildren, Megan and Matthew Blodgett, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife Dorothe D.

GRAF, Anne Marie
1920-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 11 2001 - Anne Marie Graf, 80, Knox, Indiana, formerly a resident of Deepwater, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, April 7, 1920. She and her husband, Howard moved to Deepwater in 1990. He became mayor of Deepwater in 1992. They resided in Deepwater until 1994 and then moved to Port Charlotte, Florida, and then to Indiana. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Knox, Indiana. She is survived by her husband, Howard Graf; three sons, five step-children, 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one sister, Jeannette Williams of Hobart, Indiana. Her nephew Rev. Douglas J. Mayer of Valparaiso, officiated at the funeral service Friday, April 6, at Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Valparaiso, Indiana. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.

GRAGG, Bernice Neomia STEWARD
1918-1993
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Bernice N. Gragg, 74, 705 N. Maple, Urich, passed away Monday, January 18, 1993, at her home. - Bernice Neomia Steward Gragg was born July 7, 1918, in Henry County, daughter of Alonzo Steward and Nona Turpen Steward, and departed this life January 19, 1993 at the home at the age of 74 years, six months and eleven days. She was united in marriage on January 16, 1938, to Harold "Pete" Gragg of Urich, and they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Saturday. To this union four daughters were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters. Bernice was a loving and caring wife and mother. She spent many hours growing and sharing her lovely flowers and vegetable garden with neighbors, family and friends. She worked side by side with her husband, Pete, until his retirement. During her 15 year illness she was lovingly cared for by her devoted husband. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Harold "Pete" Gragg; daughters, Margaret Akins and husband Charles of Humble, Tx., Shirley Wheeler and husband Julian of Urich, Sharon Parker and husband Michael of Hobart, Indiana, Patricia Hatley and husband Herschel of Lee's Summit; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Vineta Shulse of Karnack, Tx., and brother Marion Steward and wife Olive of Clinton, nephews, nieces and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Urich Baptist Church, Thursday, January 21, 1993. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery, Urich.

GRAGG, Blanche May SMITH
1886-1965
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Nevada, MO - Mrs. Blanche Gragg, 78, died at 11:30 o'clock last night at the Nevada Hospital, after a serious illness of three days. Born July 11, 1886, in Blanchester, Ohio, Mrs Gragg was the daughter of Theodore and Sarah J. Barnett Smith. As a small child, she moved to Clinton with her family. She was married to Orris O. Gragg, who preceded her in death on November 3, 1933. The Graggs moved to Nevada about 1910 and operated a cabinet shop in the 100 block on South Main for a number of years. Mrs. Gragg was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada. Two sons, George Gragg, and Elmo Gragg, preceded her in death. She is survived by five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Other survivors are: sister, Mrs. Martha Maul, Kansas City; and brother, Tufus Smith, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at the Eichinger-Milster Chapel. Graveside rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at the Englewood Cemetery at Clinton.

GRAGG, Catherine COOK
1823-1910
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Catherine Gragg was born in Greene County, Tennessee, February 24th, 1823, and Nov. 27, 1910, at the age of 87 years her spirit took flight to the realms of eternal happiness. The last conflict, if over, which shall in glory end. She was married to Rev. R. M. Gragg, February 22, 1846, and has resided in Henry County for over 50 years. She was a member of the Southern Methodist Church having united with the church at an early age and always remained a constant and a sincere Christian, and worker for the Lord. Her name is now transferred from the roll of the Methodist Church to the roll call of the innumerable company that have come up through tribulation and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb. When temptations and snares, which surround us all in the world came, she never faltered in her Christian duty and pressed on with more determination than before. How bravely she fought the battle against evil, the great battle against sin, the battle for right, and for a home in that heavenly land where all is peach and sin and sorrow cannot enter; where joy reigns supreme and abides forever. Her steadfast heart knew no fear. I, such joy, such love, such peace she found in the Savior's love. She leaves seven children, two aged sisters, one brother and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. She was kind and full of human sympathy and was ever thoughtful in the ministrations of mercy and kindly deeds to any in distress. We would say to the sorrowing ones, weep not as those who have no hope, but when your summons come, be prepared to meet her. She is waiting to welcome you home. Live for God. To live is to die right. Weep not, for while you are grieving and mourning your loss, those that preceded her to the better world were rejoicing to have her with them. May you all be brought together in that celestial city above, where all is happiness and love, and where sickness and death and parting are unknown. The weary body is laid to rest, but I doubt not the released spirit has found fields of usefulness, which we, with our human vision cannot discern. Her greatest anxiety was for the souls of this dying world, and she was ever ready to plead with the sinner and try to lead them out of darkness into light, a work so sweet, a theme so high.

GRAGG, Cecil Albert "Bob"
1913-2001
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 2 2001 - Cecil Albert (Bob) Gragg, the third child of Leslie A. and Leona Caldwell Gragg, was born on August 17, 1913, on a farm in eastern Bates County near Mayesburg. He died September 23, 2001, at his home after a brief bout with cancer. When Bob was three-years-old his family moved to Urich, he attended and graduated from Urich High School. On March 20, 1933, he married Edna Pearl Ewing at Clinton. They started housekeeping at 309 Oak Street, Urich. The rent was $1.50 per month at that time. Bob had a service station at the Security Garage in Urich. In 1934 they moved to Adrian where they owned and operated a filling station, sandwich and coffee shop. In March 1935 they started their first dairy farm about one mile east of Smokey Row School. In February 1949, they bought a 210-acre farm in western Henry County in the White Oak Community and moved there where they continued operating a dairy farm. Upon semi-retirement they sold the dairy cattle and had a herd of Angus for a few years. When it came to cutting cattle, butchering, threshing crews and other "neighbor-helping-neighbor" chores, Bob was a willing participant. You could find him at box suppers, ice cream parties, fish fries or card parties bringing the community together. Bob was a member of the Cove Creek Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna; one daughter, Alberta Joan; one son, James Leslie; one sister, Ola Mae Sheffield, and one brother, Harold Leroy (Pete) Gragg. He is survived by three daughters, Barbara Orr and husband, Gene, Kansas City, Beverly Honn and husband, Leland, Clinton, Janice Ring and husband, Al, Garden City; daughter-in-law, Janet Gragg, Peculiar; two sisters, Marie Norris and Irene Simpson and husband, Cecil, Clinton; two brothers, Glen Gragg and wife, Mildred, Urich, and William (Bill) Gragg and wife, Maxine, Independence; as well as 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Cove Creek Christian Church, Ballard, on Wednesday, September 26. Burial was in the Mullin Cemetery, Urich.

GRAGG, Edna Pearl EWING
1916-1997
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Pearl Gragg, daughter of James R. and Grace Lillian Ewing, was born June 5, 1916, on a farm in Bates County, near Cove Creek Christian Church. She died May 22, 1997, in Clinton after suffering a stroke. Edna was the middle sister of seven girls and five boys and attended school at Smokey Row School. On March 20, 1933, she married C. A. "Bob" Gragg and to this union five children were born. Bob and Edna began their married life as owners of a filling station/sandwich and coffee shop in Adrian. In March of 1935 they started their first dairy farm about one mile east of Smokey Row School. In February `949 they moved to the White Oak Community. Edna helped Bob work the fields, milk cows and make garden. After retirement they continued to live on their farm. Edna was a member of the Cove Creek Christian Church and the Mingo Homemakers Club. Edna helped friends and neighbors hang wallpaper in their homes and cooked for the White Oak School children for several years. She found pleasure in teasing her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She enjoyed making ceramics in their basement, knitting and piecing and quilting quilts. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Alberta Joan; one son, James Leslie and three brothers, Ervin, June and King. She is survived by her husband, C. A. "Bob" Gragg of the home; three daughters, Barbara Orr of Kansas City, Beverly Honn of Clinton, and Janice Ring of Garden City; two brothers, Jamie Ewing of Los Alamos, California, and Leroy "Benny" Ewing of Urich; six sisters, Mae Evans and Flora Sexson of Adrian, Joycie Fairman and Mildred Gragg of Urich, Ruthie Jacobs and Yvonne Turner of Creighton, as well as 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Cove Creek Christian Church on May 26. Burial was at Mullin Cemetery in Urich.

GRAGG, Emma Lorene GEORGE
1906-1999
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 27 1999 - Emma Lorene Gragg, daughter of Lewis H. George and Ollie L. Combs George, was born April 23, 1906, in Calhoun, and died January 18, 1999, at Christian Village Nursing Home of Lincoln, Illinois. She was converted at an early age and joined the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Calhoun. She married Lawrence A. Gragg on September 5, 1927. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1987. Survivors include three children, Lawrence B. Gragg of Ellenton, Florida, Carol J. Goodgion of Lincoln, Illinois, and R. J. Gragg of Denver, Colorado; one brother, Lewis George of Leavenworth, Kansas, and 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Chapel Saturday, January 23. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GRAGG, Eula Robena GILLILAN
1886-1974
Monte Vista Cemetery, Monte Vista, Rio Grande Co, CO
Eula Robena Gillilan, 88, the daughter of James Bollar and Mary Ann Nelson Gillilan, was born on February 12, 1886, near Hamilton, Missouri. She died December 10 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Del-Norte, Colorado, where the sisters and nurses cared for her for so long and her pastor, Rev. Zeb Sailor, visited her often. She moved with her parents to south Missouri at an early age, attending her first school near Hamilton and finishing her Grade School at White Oak, near Urich. She also attended school in Clinton. She attended the State Normal School at Warrensburg, majoring in music, and later studied voice under the direction of Miss Bertha Kanard of Boston, Mass. She taught music for several years. She was a member of the DAR, the Presbyterian Church, and attended church in Monte Vista as long as she was able. On January 19, 1913, she was united in marriage to Fred Harper Gragg and to this union one son, James Robert was born. She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1971, and her son, who died at the age of 38 in 1958; her parents, and six brothers. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Shirley Gragg, and three grandchildren, Gerri Lou Henjiem, Bill Gragg and Ginger Lee Whertz; and five great grandchildren, all of the state of Oregon. Also surviving are on brother, Gilbert Gillilan, Monte Vista, Colorado; and one sister, Mary E. Calvird of Butler; two nieces and many relatives and friends. She was the sister-in-law of L. A. Gragg of Urich. Funeral services were held December 14 at the Rodgers and Sharp Memorial Chapel in Monte Vista. Burial was in the Monte Vista Cemetery, near the beautiful foothills.

GRAGG, Fred Harper
1891-1971
Monte Vista Cemetery, Monte Vista, Rio Grande Co, CO
The Rev. Eldon F. Nicholson conducted funeral services Monday afternoon for Fred Harper Gragg, resident of the area (Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado) for the past 50 years. The rites were held in Memorial Chapel. Burial was in the Monte Vista Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of W. Edward Sharp, mortician. Gragg was born in Missouri Aug. 11, 1891, and came to the Monte Vista area in 1921. He married Robena Gillilan in Urich, Mo., Jan. 19, 1913. He was a retired rancher and died in a Colorado Springs hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been ill for one month. His only son James Robert Gragg, preceded him in death Aug. 31, 1958. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Robena Gragg of Monte Vista; his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Shirley Gragg of Silverton, Ore.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Gerry Lou Henjum, Redmond, Ore.; William Fred Gragg, Altas, Okla.; and Mrs. Ginger Lee Wertz, Germany; one great-grandson Michael Kenneth Henjum. Others survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Etta Gillilan, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Effie Fenimore, Urich, MO.; two brothers, Lester Gragg and Oral Gragg of Urich, Mo.

GRAGG, Glenn Ray
1921-2008
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 25 2008 - Glenn Ray Gragg, 86, of Urich, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the Beverly Living Center in Clinton, Missouri. The funeral service will be held at the Urich Christian Church on Friday, March 28, 2008. Glenn Ray Gragg, the sixth child of Leslie and Leona (Caldwell) Gragg, was born on September 9, 1921, in Urich, Missouri. He graduated from Urich High School in 1939 and enlisted in the United States Army in 1942. After serving his country, he returned to Urich where he worked for the Schulse Lumber Company. On New Year's Day 1947, he married Mildred Jane Ewing, a marriage that lasted nearly 58 years. In 1953, he formed a partnership with his brother, H. L. (Pete) Gragg, and purchased the Urich Oil Company from his father. He retired in 1985, after more than 30 years of serving the public. Glenn and Mildred were active members of the Urich Christian Church, where Glenn served as both a deacon and an elder. Glenn loved to work with wood. After his retirement, he worked with Mildred making and painting many wonderful things. They also loved to square dance. As members of the Golden Valley Squares, they attended many dances across the state. Glenn is survived by his children -- Patty Kelly and husband Larry of San Marcos, California; Rodger Gragg and friend Susan Barlow of Hallsville, Missouri; Ron Gragg and wife Martha of Montrose, Missouri; and Becky Potter and husband Troy of Marionville, Missouri. He is also survived by many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Irene Simpson; his brother, Bill Gragg and wife Maxine; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Glenn was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mildred; their son, Danny; his parents; two brothers, Bob and Pete; and two sisters, Marie Norris and Ola Mae Sheffield.

GRAGG, Harold Leroy "Pete"
1916-1999
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Born in the family home in Urich on September 28, 1916, Harold Leroy "Pete" Gragg was the second son of Leslie A. and Leona Caldwell Gragg. He was nicknamed Woodrow by his grandfather. That later changed to Skeet and again to Pete when he entered school at the age of five. Pete attended Sunday School and church at the Urich Baptist Church and was baptized in 1928. As a young boy, Pete carried newspapers with his brother, Bob, from the old Urich Railroad Depot and made deliveries through out Urich. Following graduation from Urich High School in 1934, he went to work with his dad and Clarence Lear at the Home Oil Company, working in the station and delivering fuel to farmers. Later Home Oil Company was changed to Urich Oil Company. In 1953 he and his brother, Glen, became business partners and in 1956, opened a new Phillips66 station on Highway 7. Pete also had other occupations during his working career, farming, Lake City Arsenal, Pratt & Whitney, railroad and Fisher Body. In the early 1940s Pete purchased two school buses to pick up and deliver children to and from school daily. Pete married Bernice N. Steward January 16, 1938, and to that union four daughters were born, Margaret, Shirley, Sharon and Patricia. Following retirement Pete and Bernice traveled, researched, wrote and published a Gragg family history book. This beautiful book is a treasured memory for family members. On Oct 10, 1962, Pete became a member of AF&AM Index Lodge #54 of the Masons. He served as Grand Master in 1970. In 1963, he and Bernice were both inducted into the Order of the Eastern Star. Preceding Pete in death were his sister, Ola Mae Sheffield; his parents, Leslie A. and Leona; two nieces, two nephews and his wife, Bernice. God called Pete to his heavenly home on June 26, 1999. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Charles Akins, Shirley and Julian Wheeler, Sharon and Michael Parker, Patricia and Herschel Hatley; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Surviving brother, sisters and their spouses include; Cecil and Irene Simpson, Marie Norris, William and Maxine Gragg, Cecil A. Gragg and Glenn R. and Mildred Gragg. Pete also leaves many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Urich Baptist Church, Urich, on Thursday, July 1. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery.

GRAGG, James Leslie
1947-1994
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Leslie Gragg, 47, Peculiar, died Thursday, December 14, 1947, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born January 14, 1947, in Clinton, the son of Cecil Albert and Edna Pearl (Ewing) Gragg. He lived in Urich and Kansas City before moving to Peculiar in 1987. He was capacity planner for 20th Century Companies in Kansas City for the past eight years, and previously had worked as a systems analyst for the City of Kansas City. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a 1974 graduate of Central Missouri State University. He was regional publicity chairman for the Computer Measurement Group. He was a member of the Missouri Bow Hunters Association; member of Grand River Archers, Harrisonville; a member of the White Oak Methodist church near Urich. He is survived by his wife, Janet Gragg, of the home; two sons, Matthew Gragg, Peculiar, and Chad Gragg of the home; one daughter, Sara Gragg, of the home; his parents, Cecil (Bob) and Edna Gragg, Urich; three sisters, Barbara Orr, Kansas City, Beverly Honn, Clinton, and Janice Ring, Garden City, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, December 19 at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery, Urich.

GRAGG, James Robert
1919-1958
Monte Vista Cemetery, Monte Vista, Rio Grande Co, CO
Funeral services were held Thursday in Woods Memorial Chapel for J. R. Gragg, 38, of Monte Vista, who farmed near Sargent. Mr. Gragg died Sunday, Aug. 31, in the Veterans Hospital in Denver. He had been a patient there nearly a week. Mr. Gragg was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Urich, Mo., the son of Fred H. and Robena Gillilan Gragg. He had lived in Colorado 35 years. He was a veteran of World War II and married Miss Shirley Olsen, May 15, 1943, in Reno, Nev. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bill Gragg, and two daughters, Garry Lou Gragg and Ginger Gragg, all of Monte Vista. Burial was in Monte Vista Cemetery with military services. (James Robert Gragg was born on November 8, 1919 in Urich, Henry Co., Missouri. He died on August 31, 1958 in Denver, Denver Co., Colorado. He was buried on September 5, 1968 in Monte Vista Cemetery, Monte Vista, Colorado)

GRAGG, John L.
1855-1930
Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom Co, WA
Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, WA, Wednesday, Apr 23 1930 - John L. Gragg, aged 74 years, 1124 Grant street, beloved father of Miss Georgia Gragg and Mrs. Edward H. Miller, city; Mrs. Jessie Antrieth, San Diego, Cal; Mrs. Frank GIlkey, Anacortes, and Miss Helen Gragg, Wilmington, Del., and six grandchildren, passed away at San Diego, Cal., Monday afternoon, April 21, after a brief illness.  Mr. Gragg had resided in Bellingham for the past seven years and was touring California at the time of his passing.  The body will be received by the Homer Mark Mortuary and funeral arrangements will be made later. (Note:  John L. Gragg was the son of John R. Gragg and Maria Jane Stricker of Henry County and a grandson of Peter Stricker.)

GRAGG, Lawrence Austin
1905-1987
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO - Lawrence Austin Gragg, 81, passed away March 19, 1987, at a hospital in Bradenton, Florida. He was born in Montrose on July 17, 1905, the son of Noble Earl and Katie Gragg. He had lived in Clinton; Richmond, Ind., and Cambridge City, Ind. He lived in Palmetto, Florida for the past 14 years. Mr. Gragg owned Gragg Hatchery in Cambridge City from 1948 to 1963. He was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Montrose. He is survived by his wife, Emma of the home; two sons, Lawrence Burton Gragg, Ellenton, Fla. , and Rollin Jay Gragg, Denver, Co.; and a daughter, Carol Jean Goodgion, Lincoln,Ill., a sister, Naomi Getz, Clinton; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held on Monday, March 23, 1987, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GRAGG, Leona Olive CALDWELL
1886-1972
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Funeral services were held at the Urich Baptist Church on Friday, April 7, for Mrs. Leona Olive Gragg, 86 years old, who died April 1972, at her home in Urich. Burial was in the Urich Cemetery. Mrs. Gragg was born February 16, 1886, in the Piper Community, one of seven children of William McCune and Columbia Jane Neptune Caldwell. At an early age, she professed her faith in God and became a member of the White Oak Methodist Church, where her membership remained. On January 5, 1910, at Clinton, Mo., she was united in marriage to Leslie A. Gragg of Montrose. To this union were born three daughters and four sons. Her early married life was spent on a farm in the Camp Branch community. In March 1916, she and her family moved to Urich.Preceding her in death were a daughter, Mrs. Ola Mae Sheffield, on May 3, 1942; one grandchild Alberta Jon Gragg; two brothers, George Everett and Albert A. Caldwell; and four sisters, Mrs. Etta Long, Mrs. Mattie Drake, Mrs. Ethel Long and Mrs. Elizabeth J. Hunt. She is survived by her devoted husband, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Marie) Norris, and Mrs. Cecil (Irene) Simpson; four sons, Cecil A., Harold L., and Glenn R., all of Urich and William M. of Kansas City; also 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Her husband and her home were her happiness. She loved her flowers, her garden and quilting with her husband was true joy.

GRAGG, Linnie Lee
1879-1927
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Linnie Gragg, living 7 miles north of Montrose passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. Faulkner, at Kansas City, Thursday morning Feb. 24. She has been in failing health for some time. Two months ago she was taken to Kansas City for treatment. Those to survive her are: the mother, Mrs. Jane Gragg; two sisters, Mrs. C. Faulkner, of Kansas City and Miss Odessa of the home; two brothers, C. R. Gragg, of the home, and N. E. living 2 miles north. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Hope church Saturday, Feb. 26. Interment in the Mt. Hope (Hopewell) cemetery.

GRAGG, Martha Jane HARPER
1856-1930
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Martha Jane Gragg, a resident of Montrose for over 20 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Fenimore, of Rockville, Tuesday afternoon at 2:26. Mrs. Gragg had been in poor health for a number of years but had not been seriously ill until last Sunday. She became very ill of that day from which she never rallied. Her death was caused from infirmities of old age and other complications. Mrs. Gragg had been living with her daughter nearly a year, leaving her home in Montrose after the death of her husband, who died at the home January 30, 1930. Mrs. Gragg and her husband were people that were highly honored and respected and Mrs. Gragg was spoken of often by her many friends as "a Sweet Old Lady." A number of years ago she put her membership card in the M. E. church, South, of Montrose, and was known to the congregation as a woman that loved her Saviour, and rejoiced in knowing when the inevitable end came, a place would be prepared for her. She loved her home and children, and enjoyed the many occasions during the last few years of her life when her children and grandchildren would gather for a Sunday dinner and visit. Mrs. Gragg was born in Cole County, near Jefferson City. She was united in marriage to R. M. Gragg, December 10, 1882. To this union five children were born: Mrs. C. E. Fenimore, Rockville, Mo.; Mrs. Etta M. Brammell, Rockville, Mo.; Leslie A. Gragg, Urich, Mo.; Fred H. Gragg, Center, Colo.; and Oral O. Gragg, Montrose, Mo. She also leaves two sisters: Mrs. Mary Clark and Mrs. J. W. Riner, both of Jefferson City, Mo.; and one brother, Fred Harper, Centertown, near Jefferson City. All of her children with the exception of Fred of Colorado were at her bedside when she departed this life. He arrived here Thursday for the services. Her two sisters from Jefferson also were at the bedside when death came, and her only brother is expected to attend the funeral. Funeral services were held at Hopewell church, Thursday afternoon. He spoke praiseworthy words of this loving mother and soothing and encouraging words to the family. Interment was made in the Hopewell cemetery.

GRAGG, Mildred J. EWING
1927-2004
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 1 2004 - Mildred J. Gragg, 77, Urich, died Friday, October 29, 2004, at Boone County Hospital. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday November 2, at Urich Christian Church. Burial will be in Urich Cemetery. She was born May 31, 1927, the daughter of James R. and Grace Lillian Gray Ewing. She married Glenn R. Gragg January 1, 1947. She worked in the Urich and Sherwood School systems as a kindergarten teacher's aide. She was a member of the Urich Christian Church, Red Hatters and the Grand River Homemakers. She was a former member of the Golden Valley Squares. Preceding her in death were her parents; one son Danny Gragg; three brothers and four sisters. Survivors include her husband Glenn of the home; two sons Rodger Gragg, Hallsville, Ron Gragg and wife Martha, Montrose; two daughters, Patty Kelly and husband Larry, San Marcos, California, and Becky Potter and husband Troy, Marionville; two brothers, James L. Ewing, Los Alamos, California, and Leroy B. Ewing and wife Emma, Urich; two sisters, Yvonne Turner and husband Floyd, and Ruthie Jacobs, all of Creighton; seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, along with many nieces and nephews.

GRAGG, Orris Orville Sr.
1880-1933
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Nevada, MO - Orris O. Gragg, aged 53, head of one of Nevada's long established businesses, died at his home, 416 North Tucker Street, Thursday evening, after a week's illness. Having been in poor health for almost ten years, Mr. Gragg was stricken seriously while at his work at the Gragg Cabinet Shop last Friday morning and was rushed home. His condition had grown steadily worse until the time of his death, early Thursday evening. At his bedside when death came were his wife, Mrs. Blanche Gragg, and two sons, Elmo, who lived at home and George, of Wichita, Kas. In addition to those several brothers and sisters survive; they are Mrs. H. C. Gentry, Berkeley, Cal., Joseph Carpenter, Nevada; Mrs. Harold Potter, Kansas City; Mrs. Glenn Bunker, Berkeley, Cal.; Mrs. Ray Babbitt and Arthur Carpenter, Nevada; Mrs. L. Disney, Welch, Okla., and Rev. Edward Carpenter, Calhoun, and Bailey Carpenter, Clinton, Mo. Born near Montrose, Mo., Nov. 4, 1880, Mr. Gragg would have been 53 years old Saturday. He was the son of James and Anna Gragg, his father a Methodist minister. In 1904 he was married at Clinton to Miss Blanche Smith and to them were born three children, a son, Orris, Jr., having died in infancy. Twenty-two years ago the Graggs moved to Nevada, where Mr. Gragg went into the cabinet business with his brother-in-law, Glenn Bunker. Later Mr. Gragg went into the cabinet business for himself, and has maintained that business here for almost twenty-one years. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the I.O.O.F. lodges, and the First Presbyterian Church. In late years the family had attended the First Church of Christ, Scientist, here. The body was taken to the Eichinger funeral home, where it will lie in state until time for the service here, which will be held at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the Eichinger Funeral Chapel. The body will then be taken to Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, for burial. The I.O.O.F. will conduct services at the grave. The Christian Science funeral service here will be read by George Voss.

GRAGG, Pauline Jane CATHEY
1859-1943
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Paulina J. Cathey, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Cathey, who was born near Mayesburg in Bates County, Mo., April 19 1859, died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. G. Clyde Faulkner, West of Montrose, June 15, 1943. On February 17, 1877, she was united in marriage with Elijah Malcolm Gragg, who passed away February 24, 1927 (death date should be Nov 17, 1916); and preceded in death by her daughter Odessa Fenimore who died October 15, 1940. With the exception of one year in Bates County, she had lived, since her marriage, on the farm one mile North of Hopewell Church, until a little over a year ago when she was compelled, because of the infirmities of her advanced age, to come to her daughter's home where she was tenderly cared for until her death. At an early age, she made a profession of faith in Christ and united with the Methodist Church. Shortly after the organization of the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, she placed her membership with this church. She was a charter member of the Women's Missionary Society of the Hopewell Church, in which she held a life membership certificate. She loved her church and its work and was faithful in her attendance as long as she was able. During the lifetime of her husband, an elder in that church, their home was one in which the pastors always found a warm welcome. In her later years she found great comfort in reading her Bible, talking with and about her Lord and Savior. The Saturday before she died, feeling that the time of her departure was near at hand, she sang the entire hymn, "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." Her life as wife, mother, worker in the church, neighbor and friend, speaks for itself. She needs no culogy. As the fragrance of the many flowers of the month, in which she put on immortality, lingers long after the flowers have withered, so will the influence of her Christly life permeate the life of that community which she has left. To her children and their families is left the memory of a good mother whose love still enfolds them; her prayers will mingle with those of the Heavenly host, for her loved ones left here a while. Besides the sons and daughter, there are two grandchildren, Lawrence A. Gragg of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Mrs. John Getz of Montrose; three great-grandchildren, Lawrence Burton, Carol Jeanne and R. J. Gragg of Terre Haute. The funeral was held at Hopewell Church last Thursday.

GRAGG, Rhoda Minerva
1870-1939
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Rhoda Minerva Gragg died April 11, 1939. She was born in Walker Township in August 1870. When a child she was converted and joined Stone's Chapel Church. She was quiet, and happily performed the many tasks of a good housekeeper. She spent most of her life in the community in which she was born, having resided in the home of her aunt, Mrs. Rhoda Gatliff, for several years, where she found life kind and pleasant. She lived with them until a short time ago. She is survived by five half-brothers and one half-sister. Funeral services were conducted at Stone's Chapel Church and burial in the cemetery nearby.

GRAGG, Robert Malcom Rev.
1826-1909
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Reverend Robert M. Gragg was born July 18, 1826, in Howard County, Missouri and died May 26, 1909, at his home in Walker township at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 10 days. He with his father came to Missouri in 1836, to Pettis County, three years later they moved to what is now Henry County, when he located on public land and is one of the earliest settlers of the county. He was married at the age of twenty to Miss Catherine Cook, of Johnson County, and followed the occupation of farming for several years. He joined the United Brethren Church in 1846, and was licensed as a local preacher and in 1855, he was ordained as a regular minister of the Methodist Protestant, and for over thirty years he devoted his entire time to ministerial work. He was the only preacher in this section of the state who filled regular appointments during the Civil War. Funeral services were at Stone's Chapel by E. R. Duggins and he was buried in the church cemetery.

GRAGG, Robert Malcomb
1852-1930
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Early on the morning of January 30th, 1930, the Death Angel came to our little village and claimed as its victim, Robert Malcomb Gragg. He was born January 7th, 1852, in Henry County, Missouri, in the Hopewell community spending most of his life there. He came to Montrose, in 1910. He was one of the late pioneers of this country, having his beginning in life when the great Middle West was little more than a great open space. He witnessed many changes in the country, that few are still living to tell about. Just after the sun had arisen to illuminate the earth on the morning of January 30th, God sent His Angel to brother Gragg to relieve him of his intense suffering, and illuminate his soul for an Eternity where the dark shadows never come again. He lived to be seventy-eight years and twenty-three days old. He was married to Martha J. Harper, December 10, 1882. To this union six children were born, four boys and two girls, one son died in infancy. Those left behind are his wife, Mrs. Martha J. Gragg, Montrose, Missouri; his two daughters, Mrs. Effie Lee Fenimore, Rockville, Mo.; and Mrs. Etta M. Bramell, Montrose; his sons Leslie A. Gragg, of Urich; Fred H. Gragg, of Center, Colo.; and Oral O. Gragg, of Montrose, at whose home Mr. Gragg was staying at the time of his death. He had ten grand children living and two dead. He also left four brothers and three sisters. Mr. Gragg moved to Montrose in January 1910, engaging in the harness business from 1918 until 1919, when he sold out his business to his son Oral. After 1919 he retired from active business and spent his years quietly and peacefully in his home at Montrose. His health began to fail two years ago, since that time he was a sufferer more or less, until God called him from his affliction. How true it is, that man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble, and men today are still asking the age old question, if a man die shall he live again? But Brother Gragg believed in the Immortality of the soul, and he rested his Eternal destiny on the life giving Words of the Savior, when He said, He that believeth in me shall never die, and though he were dead he shall live again. Brother Gragg's honesty and integrity was unquestioned by all who knew him. He was one of the few that we meet in this world that all speak well of. No doubt he pondered many things in his heart, but none can remember of hearing him say a single word of harm of anyone. His funeral services were conducted at the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian church, by the pastor, L. C. Bromley. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery at await the morning of eternity. In the passing of brother Gragg, the town and community has lost one of its best citizens, yet we trust that with his passing, and his long, useful and congenial life God will be able through his example of honesty and integrity to build higher the ambitions of all those who knew Mr. Gragg and his life of sincerity. The sympathy of the entire town and community goes out to his bereaved wife and children. - Written by L. C. Bromley

GRAHAM, Charles Gordon
1935-2003
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 16 2003 - Charles Gordon Graham, 68, Urich, died Friday, September 5, 2003, at his home. He was born April 7, 1935, in Urich to Henry and Lois Shoemaker Graham. Mr. Graham was owner and operator of the Garden City Hardware until his retirement in 1992. On July 17, 1954, he married the former Mary Jayne Simpson in Urich. She survives of the home. He was a 1953 graduate of Urich High School. Following graduation he was employed by Urich Lumber Yard until 1971. Then became a partner in the Garden City Hardware Store. Additional survivors are one son, Rick Graham and his wife, Margie, Urich; one daughter, Lori Wainscott and her husband, Roger, Ballard; six grandchildren, Cassie Graham, Megan Graham, Sabrina Graham, Timber Wainscott, Sheena Wainscott and Graham Wainscott; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gene and Marlene Gregory of Urich, and several nieces and nephews. Gordon thoroughly enjoyed the annual Urich Reunion. He was extremely honored to be Grand Marshal of the 2003 Urich Reunion. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends playing pitch. He loved celebrating all holidays with his family and friends. Gordon loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be sadly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry Graham. Funeral services were held Monday, September 8, at the Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home, Urich.

GRAHAM, David F.
1934-2001
Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 23 2001 - David F. Graham, 66, Clinton, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 25, at Park Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City. He was born August 14, 1934, in Kansas City, the son of David B. and Pearl L. Hadley Graham. He lived most of his life in Kansas City before moving to Clinton in 1986. He was 20-year veteran of the United States Navy, retiring in 1972. He served in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War and was a member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife, Vera L. Graham, of the home; daughter, Kathy Swaggart, Overland Park, Kansas; four sons, David Graham, Clinton, John Graham, Clinton, Steven Graham, Cameron, and Scott Graham, St. Joseph; seven grandchildren, Joseph Stoops, Overland Park, Kansas, Kaitlin, Anna and Scott Swaggart, all of Cleveland, and Devon and Jessi Graham, both of Phoenix, Arizona, and Sydney Graham, Clinton; two half-brothers, Jerry and Edward Nelson, and one half-sister, Betty Haste, all of El Dorado Springs.

GRAHAM, Floyd Leo
1901-2000
Chilhowee Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 16 2000 - Floyd L. Graham, 98, Clinton, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Westwood Nursing Center. He was born December 23, 1901, in Windsor, son of James and Carol Hibbard Graham. He was a member of the Leeton Christian Church and Masonic Lodge 487 in Chilhowee for 70 years. He retired from the KATY Railroad. Preceding him in death is his wife, Ora Cromer Graham, and his parents. Survivors include his grandchildren, Dave Phelps and wife Deb, Fort Scott Kansas, and Linda Taylor, Denver, Colorado; two brothers, Lloyd Graham, Clinton, and Jim Graham, Phoenix, Arizona, along with several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Saturday at the Chilhowee Cemetery.

GRAHAM, Genevieve Elizabeth "Jennye" HARNED
1934-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Jennye Graham, 80, of Windsor, Missouri, died Monday, October 20, 2014, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. She was born February 2, 1934, in Lincoln, Mo., the daughter of Ted Harned and Burlie Mae (Arnold) Harned. On June 27, 1958, in Miami, Oklahoma, she married Doug Graham and he survives of the home. Jennye was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading westerns and doing all kinds of needle work. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Holley Northington and her husband Mike, and Robin Werths and her husband Danny, both of Windsor, Mo.; a son Ted H. Graham and his wife Susan, Warrensburg, Mo; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her beloved dog Abby. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Raymond Truel, a sister, Billie Taylor and two nephews Funeral services will be Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Private burial will be at a later date.

GRAHAM, Harold
1909-2004
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 16 2004 - Harold Graham was born July 26, 1909, in St. Clair County, to Garland and Mable Florence Weaver Graham. He married the former Ruth Mona Randall. She preceded him in death November 25, 1996. Harold had farmed all of his life. He was a graduate of Deepwater High School. Harold enjoyed people and was a good friend to all who knew him. He was an avid reader and one of his greatest pleasures was to go to the Henry County Library and visit with the staff. In addition to his wife Ruth, his parents, one brother Clyde Graham, and two sisters, Lucille Huston and Viola Cornett, also preceded him in death. Survivors include two sisters, Margie Yallaly, Smithville, and Geneva Clara Peace, Liberty, plus several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Consalus Chapel Thursday, July 8. Interment was at Lowry City Cemetery.

GRAHAM, James R. "Dick"
1916-2001
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 26 2001 - James R. "Dick" Graham of Apache Junction, Arizona, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, after a long illness. He was born February 9, 1916, in Clinton, the son of George and May Graham. He is survived by his wife, the former Lydia Helwig, of the home; one daughter, Lauretta Graham; two granddaughters, Hilary and Gini, and a great-grandson, Jonathon, all of California; one brother, William Graham of Clinton, and one sister, Mary Feil of Texas. After receiving an electrical engineering degree from the Coyne Electrical Institute in Chicago, he operated several businesses in Clinton. He held the contract for wiring the Clinton Post Office. He served as a pilot and flight training instructor in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II. While in the service he spent several months flying "the hump" in the Burma Theater. After military service, he returned home and opened Clinton's first airport, north of town. He then moved to Appleton City where he was an electrical engineer for coal mine strip pit operators. After that he was an engineer with the Bendix Corp. several years before joining the Morrison-Knutson mining and engineering construction firm in Boise, Idaho, where he was in charge of electrical engineering services worldwide, retiring in Arizona in 1994. He was a member of the Apache Junction Christian Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 27, at the Clinton Christian Church. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery.

GRAHAM, Lloyd Cleo Sr.
1901-2000
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Nov 15 2000 - Lloyd Cleo Graham, 98, Clinton, formerly of Leeton, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. He was born in Windsor on December 23, 1901, the son of James Douglas Graham and Carrie Hibbard Graham. On November 22, 1926, in Humboldt, Kansas, he married Beatrice Fox, who died July 9, 1969. He worked as a section foreman for the KATY Railroad Company for 35 years, retiring in 1960. In 1928, he became a member of the Masonic Lodge of Cold Springs AF&AM 274 of Leeton, serving for 72 years. Survivors include a daughter, Alta Irene Rabourn, Salina, Kansas; a son, Paul S. Graham, Clinton; a brother, James H. Graham, Phoenix, Mo.; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by a son, Lloyd Cleo Graham Jr.; five brothers and one sister. Graveside services will be Thursday at the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton.

GRAHAM, Lois Gail
1933-2015
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Lois Graham, 81, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., formerly of Windsor, Missouri, died March 8, 2015, in Lee's Summit, MO. She was born on June 23, 1933 and raised in Windsor, Mo. She served in the US Army and then moved to Kansas City. She retired from International Paper and resided in Lee’s Summit, MO for the past 20 years. Lois is survived by several close friends who will miss her dearly. She is preceded in death by her partner and friend Darlyne Dozier, a brother Dale Graham and parents Geraldine and Logan Graham. Memorial services will be Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Laurel Oak Cemetery under the direction of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

GRAHAM, Mary Elizabeth SHERBORNE
1862-1939
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. S. G. Graham died suddenly about 12:30 p. m. May 28, 1939, from a weak heart with which she had suffered some time. Mrs. Graham had eaten her usual breakfast that morning and she and Mr. Graham had just completed their dinner after which he went to sit on the front porch while she went to the bathroom. He heard a noise and going to his wife, found her lying on the floor. He summoned neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Kimball who came at once and they called Mrs. Graham's physician, also called for the Grahams' only daughter, Mrs. Denny Gates, of near Clinton who was brought to the Graham home by Mrs. Elmer Fellhauer, a neighbor; and their two sons, William S. Graham of North Second Street and George Graham of Springfield. Mrs. Graham had been in failing health some 15 years, but through it all remained cheerful and complaisant, working no burdens on her loved ones who found waiting on her a pleasure. She suffered a severe heart attack and kidney ailment about two years ago, when she was bedfast for a short while, but otherwise was always about the house, unyielding to the physical weaknesses. Mrs. Graham had uncomplainingly borne an affliction she suffered when seven years old; a hip injury that was never correctly treated. For two years she was in bed or on crutches and when the father finally secured another doctor, traveling 20 miles in a wagon, the doctor advised her to throw away her crutches, using only a cane if necessary. From that time on, she faced life gallantly, conquering with her brave spirit, her physical weakness. Mary Elizabeth Sherborne was born January 6, 1862, at Portsmouth, Ohio, where her parents had come from England to build their future home. December 19, 1883, she was united in marriage to Samuel Givens Graham at Lucasville, Ohio, and on January 11, 1884, they moved to near Windsor where their four children were born, three of whom survive as above mentioned and the other son, Charles, dying in 1918 while at camp at Jacksonville, Fla., in training for service to his country. Besides the three children, Mrs. Graham is also survived by three grandchildren, Harry Gates, Stanley Graham and Betty Jean Graham, the latter of Springfield; three great-grandchildren, Margaret Ann, Harry Lee and Everett Gates; also a sister, Mrs. Milt Fullerton and two brothers, W. W. and John Sherborne, all of Portsmouth, Ohio. Mrs. Graham united with the Windsor Christian Church in 1890 and in 1904, the year after they moved to Clinton, transferred her membership to the Clinton Christian Church where she remained ever faithful in attendance as long its health permitted and afterwards, in spirit and by her prayers. She kept the Master's Spirit alive in their home gentle, patient and refreshingly pleasant; a delight to her neighbors as well as family. Mrs. Graham was a true helpmate of her husband, both when on the farm near Windsor also near Dodge City, Kans., where Mr. Graham traded his farm for a calf and returned to Missouri as the land was considered almost worthless, and again when her husband took up railroad work his wife was his helper. He retired about 20 years ago, after working on the M. K. & T., and for a time on the "Leaky Roof." Their son, William Graham, took up his father's occupation and is a brakeman on the Frisco lines. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Consalus & Peck funeral home. Burial at the family lot at Englewood.

GRAHAM, Myrl BROWN
1908-1999
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Myrl Brown Graham of Garden City was born August 2, 1908, in Holiday, Texas, the daughter of William J. and Mona (Kemp) Brown. She departed this life Sunday, October 10, 1999, at Golden Years Care Services, Harrisonville, at the age of 91 years, two months and eight days. Myrl confessed her faith in God at the age of 12 years, uniting with the Urich Baptist Church, sharing her talents and abilities. On May 28, 1934, Myrl became the bride of Rolla Edward Graham, enjoying 45 wonderful years together. To this union, one son, Larry Edward, was born in 1939. Myrl obtained her education in the Urich Elementary School, Urich High School, Cottey College, Nevada, and Central Missouri state University, Warrensburg. She taught 23 years in the Urich Elementary School, resigning in 1974 due to the health of her husband to take care of her mother. After being a resident of Urich for 77 years, Myrl moved to Garden City to be near her son and his wife, Linda. Again she became involved in education. She went to the new Covenant Fellowship Church and became a helper of the Christian School there, New Covenant Training Center. She was preceded in death by her father in 1964, her husband in 1979, her mother in 1982 and her brother in 1986. She leaves to mourn her passing a son, Larry Graham and wife, Linda, Garden City; three grandchildren, William Edward Graham and his fiancee, Sue Forbes, Lawson, Kimberly Erwin and her husband, Mike, Urich, and Jeff Graham and his wife, Cindy, Kansas City; seven great-grandchildren, Angel Gonzalez and her husband, Armando, Garden City, Amy and Michael Erwin, Urich, Adam, Chris and Jessica Harris, Kansas City, and Alyssa Graham, Harrisonville; a great-great-grandchild, Mateo Gonzalez, Garden City; four nephews, Dr. Robert Brown and his wife, Bonnie, Viola, Arkansas, Kemp brown, Shreveport, Louisiana, Nick Brown, Denver, Colorado, and Gordon Graham and wife, Mary Jane, Urich, other relatives, many friends and former students. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 12, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.

GRAHAM, Pearl Aletta HUSSEY BRAUN
1918-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 13 2004 - Pearl Braun Graham, 85, Warrensburg, died Friday, September 10, 2004, at Ridge Crest Nursing Center in Warrensburg. She was born Friday, September 15, 1918, in Johnson County, the daughter of Lewis Samuel Hussey and Edith Valentine Sutton Hussey. She was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. She had been a clerk at Doak's Grocery in Chilhowee and at TG&Y in Warrensburg, retiring in 1982. She was a former member of New Liberty Presbyterian Church at Denton and had been a 4-H leader and a member of the Henry County Fox Hunters Association. On December 3, 1938, in Chilhowee, she married G. F. (Frank) Braun, who died June 15, 1984. She married Leland Graham February 14, 1989. She is survived by her son Gary Braun and wife Virginia; two daughters, Marilyn Parsons and husband Kenneth "Skip" and Donna Todd, all of Warrensburg; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Roberta Reed, Whittier, California, and Martha Parrott, San Jacinto, California. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert and Kenneth Hussey. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 14, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in the Dunning section of Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

GRAHAM, Phyllis Lillian SWALLEY
1930-2006
Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 1 2006 - Phyllis Lillian Graham, 76, Clinton, died Monday, October 30, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Graveside services will be Friday, November 3, at the Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton. She is survived by her husband Paul Graham, of the home; two stepdaughters, Marie D'Angelo, 29 Palms, California, and Michele Cutler, Loveland, Colorado; a brother George Swalley, Sturgis, Michigan; a sister Marty Ellis, Waukegan, Illinois; a step-granddaughter Brittany D'Angelo, 29 Palms, California, and a niece Sondra Holden, Stephens Point, Wisconsin.

GRAHAM, William Frederick "Bill"
1917-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 1 2005 - William Frederick "Bill" Graham, 87, Clinton died December 22, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was born July 22, 1917 in Clinton, son of George and May (Hite) Graham and lived in Clinton most of his life. On April 8, 1939, he married Burnice Huey, who preceded him in death in 1996. To this union four children were born, John, Mary, Tom and Judy, who died in infancy. Bill served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a jeweler and had owned Time Jewelry since 1948. He was a member of the masons, the Odd Fellows, VFW Post 1894 of Clinton and the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Dick, Donald, John; one sister, Georgiana; first wife Burnice, and infant daughter, Judy Carolyn. In 1996 he married Fern Snyder. He is survived by his wife Fern, of the home; two sons, John Graham and wife Jean, Jackson, and Tom Graham and wife Virginia, Clinton; one daughter Mary Alice Braun and husband Harding Lee, Clinton; six grandchildren, Kelly Braun, Karen (Braun) Posey, Kevin Braun, Janelle (Graham) Sachse, Jeffrey Graham, Amanda Graham, and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Mary Feil of Kliene, Texas; many nieces and nephews; Fern's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, at the United Methodist Church, Clinton. Pall bearers were grandchildren Kelly Braun, Janelle Sachse, Jeff Graham, Amanda Graham, Kevin Braun and Karen Posey. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GRAINGER, Ila Zee PARK
1912-1999
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 14 1999 - Ila Zee Park Grainger, 86, Warrensburg, died Tuesday, January 12, 1999, at the Ridge Crest Nursing Care Center. She was born on June 30, 1912, in Blairstown, the daughter of James A. Park and Jessie Gertrude Quillin Park. On October 22, 1931, she and Russel J. Grainger were married in Warrensburg and he survives of the home. Mrs. Grainger was a 1931 graduate of the Norris High School. She was a homemaker, member of the First Baptist Church of Leeton, charter member of the Lady Elks #673 of Warrensburg and 60-year member of the Hickory Grove Homemakers Club. Survivors include her husband, Russel Grainger of Warrensburg; one son, Bob Grainger and his wife, Norma Jean, Chilhowee; one daughter, Shirley Ann See and her husband, Don, Overland Park, Kansas; one brother, Harry Park, Richmond; one sister, Beulah Jane Journey and her husband, Kelso, Clinton; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and great-neice and great-nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 16, at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

GRANNEMANN, Mildred Helen TROWBRIDGE
1903-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mildred Helen Grannemann, 87, Cole Camp, died Friday, Aug. 2, 1991, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born Sept. 24, 1903, in Wellsville, daughter of Charles and Emma Oakes Trowbridge. On May 18, 1929, in Sedalia, she married Leonard Grannemann, who died April 30, 1981. Mrs. Grannemann, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, graduated from Wellsville Public Schools and Warrensburg State Teachers college. She also was a member of the Iris Garden Club for 50 years and taught from 1923 to 1929 at Cole Camp public schools. Survivors include two sister-in-laws, Leona Eckhoff and Selma Grannemann, both of Cole Camp, and nieces and nephews.

GRANT, Anna Florence HILL
1877-1904
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 30 1904 - Mrs. Russel Grant, beloved daughter of Mrs. William Hill of Calhoun, died at her home in Deepwater Monday at 9 p.m. She was 27 and had been married one year. She leaves a husband, mother, two brothers and a host of friends. She was a most excellent young woman. At her side was placed the tiny little daughter, which died at birth. The Calhoun hearse met the 11:30 Clinton Line train Wednesday and conveyed the remains to Calhoun for the funeral at the Christian Church.

GRANT, Elmer Fred
1895-1995
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elmer Fred Grant was born April 21, 1895, in Scammon, Kansas, the son of Ivan and Mary L. (Kennedy) Bert. He died Tuesday, April 25, 1995, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City at the age of 100. Elmer had made his home in Kansas City, since 1914. He was in the United States Army in 1918-1919, serving in France during World War I. He was employed by Commerce Trust Bank from 1917 until his retirement in 1963. Elmer was married in 1919 and had four children. He was divorced in 1936 and in 1938 was united in marriage to Mary Etta Temple, who preceded him in death in 1981. He was a member of the Independence Boulevard Christian Church in Kansas City. He enjoyed traveling - fishing trips to the Ozarks, trips to Las Vegas and scenic trips by automoble. Elmer took great pleasure in his yard work, growing tomates and flowers and playing cards and table games at home. After his wife died, he lived alone in his big house, continued his yard work, did housekeeping, laundry, cooking and shopping until a year ago, when he finally gave in and let his children assist him. Elmer was a quick-witted person with a good sense of humor and a pleasnat person to be with. He was a devoted husband and was always a responsible father. He gave his children advice and suggestions, when requested to do so. Elmer was 100 years old the 21st of April and those who knew him are all thankful and feel very fortunate to have him with them this long. He is survived by one son, Harry Grant, Kansas City, Kansas; two daughters, Lavinia Todd, Kansas City, and Gracie Cushing, Grandview; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Edith Riffel and Edna Meredith, both of Clinton; four step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren and seven step-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services Thursday, April 27, at Consalus Chapel in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GRANT, Emily A. M. L. CHILDERS
1838-1903
Bozarth Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, July 25 1903 - Died, at her home three miles north of Clinton, July 14, 1903, 6:10 a.m., Mrs. Emily A. Grant, 63, her fatal malady being consumption. She was married to W. H. Grant Nov. 8, 1860. Ten children, a devoted husband and six children surviving her: Mrs. Mary Kinyon, Alice and Pearl Grant, Charles and John Grant and Mrs. Nellie Jones (the latter three residing in Montana). She was a daughter of Washington and Casandra Childers and was born in Logan county, Ky. August 17, 1838. She came to Missouri at the age of 3 and has lived in Henry ever since. She leaves two brothers and one sister: W. H. Childers of Quarles;' J. W. Childers of Van, Texas, and Mrs. Mary E. Pruitt of VanBuren, Arkansas. They were all with her during her last illness. She united with the Quarles Baptist Church 10 years ago. Burial at Bozarth cemetery.

GRANT, Goldie M. WITTEN
1924-1991
Spring Garden Cemetery, Eldon, Miller Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Goldie M. Grant, age 67, passed away early Friday morning, August 2, 1991 at her home near Warsaw. She was born on May 29, 1924 in Miller County, Missouri, the daughter of James B. and Barbara Johnson Witten. She was united in marriage on May 29, 1947 to Vernon Grant at Olathe, Kansas. Following their marriage they made their home in Kansas City, Kansas and unto this union one daughter Sue was born. She was employed by the Colgate Company of Kansas City, Kansas for several years. In November of 1968, they moved to their home near Warsaw. She is survived by her husband Vernon of the home; one daughter Sue and her husband Ed Whitmill. of Old Mexico; 5 grandchildren, Jule Marie York, Stephon, Matthew, T.J., and Daniel Whitmill; 5 great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Also surviving is one sister, Sylvia Walker of Kansas City, Kansas, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Goldie was a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother and will be remembered for many happy hours she spent with her family and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday. August 5, 1991 at the Reser Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Spring Garden Cemetery in Eldon, Missouri.

GRANT, Hazel M.
abt 1900-1994
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Hazel M. Grant, 94, Lowry City, died Monday morning, June 27, 1994, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mrs. Grant was born near Osceola and was a lifelong Lowry City area resident. She was a member of the High Hill Baptist Church near Osceola. Survivors are nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Mound Cemetery. Burial will be in the Pleasant Mound Cemetery near Osceola.

GRANT, Lafayette Edgar
1855-1922
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Dec 1922 - L. E. Grant died at the home of his friend, Lem Huston, in Deepwater, at 1 a.m., December 22nd. He had been in failing health for some time and in very poor health the past year. He had been living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for some time, but a few months ago, he and his daughter, Miss Leta, came to Deepwater to look after his farms in the south part of the county. Soon after coming back, he became ill, and he never got well enough to return to Oklahoma. Some weeks ago he was brought to Mr. Huston's so he could have better medical attention. His daughter had most tenderly cared for her father for years. To her and the sons, our hearts go out in sympathy, as it seems that sorrow is doubly hard to bear at the holiday season, when the whole world should be glad. His sons came for the funeral. L. E. Grant, retired merchant and livestock dealer, of Deepwater, Missouri, was born in Knox county, Missouri July 25, 1855. Born, reared and educated in Knox county, L. E. Grant resided there until 1885, when opportunity beckoned to him and he came to Deepwater, Missouri, and engaged in business pursuits in which he achieved more than ordinary success. For a period of twenty-one years, he was engaged in the grocery and hardware business in that city and became well and favorably known throughout Henry county as a reliable and able business man. From his boyhood days he had always been interested in livestock and is an excellent judge of farm animals Along with his other business, he had been engaged in the buying and shipping of livestock, and probably held the record as a livestock shipper in Henry county in the number of livestock he had bought and shipped from this section. Mr. Grant's shipments from Deepwater aggregated from 100 to 150 carloads of stock yearly and his dealings with the livestock raisers were so fair and honest that he was kept busily employed in taking care of the business. He retired from active business pursuits in 1917, but looked after his farm of 290 acres, situated within two and a half miles of Deepwater, and also owned another farm located five miles south of Deepwater, in St. Clair county. February 9, 1881, he was united in marriage with Miss Martha Gorman, who died January 7, 1915. Three children were born to them - Russell Lee and Mary Leta, twins, and L. Elmer, Jr. Russell Lee Grant is a successful real estate operator at Tulsa, Oklahoma. Miss Mary Leta Grant was her father's homemaker, L. Elmer Jr. is engaged in the real estate business with his brother at Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Grant had always been a worker in the ranks of the Democratic party in Henry county and had served as treasurer of his home city. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, and was affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Deepwater and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of Clinton. He was genial, a hospitable citizen, who was well liked and highly esteemed by his many friends and acquaintances throughout Henry county. Rev. A. N. Lindsey conducted the funeral at the Methodist church, in Deepwater, at 1 p.m. Sunday, after which the body was brought to Englewood for interment, where a graveside service was held, and the Elks took charge.

GRAPETINE, Frances Elizabeth DAVIES
1911-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2004 - Frances Elizabeth Grapetine, daughter of John and Mary Elizabeth Davies, was born September 12, 1911, in Ridgeville, Manitoba, Canada, and died at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City, April 29, 2004, at the age of 92 years. Frances was a homemaker. She was married to Herbert Grapetine, who preceded her in death in 1988. she is survived by two daughters, Beverly VanZanten and husband Niko, Osceola, and Valerie L. Laning and husband Richard, St. Charles; one son Terry Grapetine and wife Jean, Ankeny, Iowa; one sister, Kay Ross, Oak Bank, Manitoba, Canada, as well as eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Saturday, May 1.

GRASHER, Carol Albertine
1922-2006
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 26 2006 - Carol Albertine Grasher, daughter of Albert Oscar and Annie Margaret (Butz) Grasher, was born August 22, 1922, in Henry County, near Delmar. She died at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on March 26, 2006, at the age of 83 years. Carol attended school at Marvin and Urich. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Clinton and she attended Clinton Senior Center as long as her health allowed. She is survived by one sister, Mildred Kerns, Clinton, and one sister-in-law, Louise Grasher, Urich; seven nephews and nieces, Donna Grasher, Peggy Halloran and husband Dick, George A. Kerns and wife Margaret, Bobbie Lee Kerns and wife Beverly, Betty Kerns and husband Dwayne McKee, Nina Newbill and husband Charles and Gina Moreno and husband Reno; seven great-nieces and nephews, Shannon Cole Bossaller, Deborah Kerns, Dr. Sandra Kerns, David Kerns, Charles Franklin Newbill III, Chandra Newbill and Chalana, as well as four great-great-nieces, Katherine Kerns, Tabitha Kerns, Ashlyn Kerns and Paige Newbill. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, March 29. Burial was in Norris Cemetery, Urich.

GRASHER, Harvey Julius
1900-1995
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harvey Julius Grasher was born March 26, 1900, in Hartwell, the son of Lewis and Sophia (Schlicher) Grasher. He died Friday, August 18, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 95. He was a lifelong resident of the Urich area. He was married to Amelia L. Allgor. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially when he was hunting, fishing and trapping. Also, he always had a garden and was very proud of the tomatoes that he raised. Another great joy to him were his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Amelia, of the home; one son, Julius Grasher and wife, Anne, Urich; one stepson, Alvin Tisch, Grandview; one stepdaughter, Dorothy Thompson, Urich; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, August 21, at the Consalus Chapel in Urich. Burial was in Norris Cemetery, Henry County.

GRASHER, Louis Kosseth
1857-1925
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Louis K. Grasher passed away Sunday, August 16, 1925, at 3:30 p.m. He had been a sufferer for two years with that dreaded disease, cancer of the face. He had been to many specialist but without success. He had never accepted Christ as his Savior until three weeks before his death, when H. P. Faris and Rev. Blythe visited him reading the scripture and praying for him, he found the way of salvation. Mr. Faris was indeed a friend in need as he visited him often during his sickness. Much praise is also to George Holt, of Clinton, who was his faithful caretaker. Louis K. Grasher was born June 4th, 1857, being 68 years, 2 months and 12 days of age at the time of his death. He bought the place where he died, in 1880 and for 45 years this had been his home. July 4, 1882, he was married to Sophia Schlicher, who preceded him in death two years and 5 days. Eleven children blessed this union, one dying in infancy. (part missing) He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. H. P. Faris, who had been a real friend of his for years, conducted the funeral service at his home after which his body was laid to rest in Norris cemetery, by the side of his wife as he had requested.

GRASHER, Lyle Benton
1921-1994
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lyle Benton Grasher, son of Albert Oscar and Annie Margaret (Butz) Grasher, was born near Hartwell, on March 23, 1921. He attended Marvin Grade School and Urich and Clinton high schools. He was married to Louise Wilson and moved to their farm east of Urich in 1947. They raised grain and livestock and he enjoyed selling garden produce in Urich, Clinton and surrounding towns. Their daughters, Donna and Peggy, were born in Clinton and attended Urich schools. Donna (Mrs. Terry Sullivan) lives in Blue Springs and Peggy (Mrs. Dick Halloran) lives in North Kansas City. Donna's son, Shannon Bossaller, is a student at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Lyle was well-known throughout the area and was always ready to help a friend or neighbor in trouble. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He liked to join friends for card games and loved to eat. He loved to be outdoors and particularly enjoyed working with his cattle. He had been in failing health for several years due to complications from sugar diabetes. He passed away at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton on February 18, 1994, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Louise of the home; his daughters, Donna Sullivan and husband Terry, and Peggy Halloran and husband Dick; one grandson, Shan Bossaller; two sisters, Mildred Kerns and Carol Grasher, both of Clinton, and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Monday, February 21. Burial was in the Norris Cemetery, Urich.

GRASHER, Sophia SCHLICHER
1860-1923
Norris Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Sophia Grasher passed away Saturday night at 10:55, August 11th, 1923. On Tuesday morning she went to the home of her son, Will, to spend the day. She had not been well for a number of years, but was feeling well as usual. She became suddenly ill and her condition was such that an operation was necessary. Friday it was performed for strangulated hernia. Two Kansas City surgeons, assisted by two local doctors and a trained nurse were in attendance, but she passed away at the above stated time. Mrs. Grasher was a kind and loving woman, loved by all. Her happy smile was always ready for those around her. Sophia Schlicher was born September 19th, 1860, in New Baden, Illinois. When a young girl she came with her parents to Henry county in the spring of 1878, where on July 4th, 1882 she was united in marriage to L. K. Grasher and in and around Hartwell had been her home since. Eleven children blessed this union, one dying in infancy. The children are as follows: John E., of Kansas City; William P., Mrs. Ed Kantner, Albert O., Charlie O., Valentine B., Harvey J., of this place; Mrs. Otis Scanlon, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Adolph P., of Kansas City, and Frank, of Custer, Washington. All were at the bedside of this dear mother during her sickness and death except Frank. She is also survived by nineteen grandchildren and three sisters and one brother. Rev. J. M. Ramsey conducted the funeral services at Hartwell Baptist church at two o'clock Tuesday p.m., after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in Norris cemetery. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Eight granddaughters carried the flowers.

GRASTY, Donna Dee THURMAN
1934-2010
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2010 - Donna Dee Grasty, 75, Clinton, died on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Donna Dee (Thurman) Grasty, daughter of Frank and Iva (Farmer) Thurman, was born September 7, 1934, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was married to Richard E. Grasty on March 18, 1951, in Huntsville, Arkansas. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, both of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Iva Thurman, and a sister Catherine Kay. She is survived by her husband Richard Grasty of the home; one son, Richard Michael Grasty and wife Lynda, Baytown, Texas; two grandchildren, Michelle Grasty of Baytown, Texas, and Michael Grasty of Denver, Colorado; three great-grandchildren, Samantha Grasty, David Scott and Madison Grasty; one sister, Phyllis Higbie of Topeka, Kansas, and a sister-in-law Shirley Prock, Kansas City. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Saturday, May 1.

GRAVES, J. W.
n/a-1914
Montrose Recorder, Jul 17 1914 - J. W. Graves died at his home in Spruce Wednesday morning of dropsy after an illness of several months. The remains were taken to Butler Thursday where funeral services were held and interment made.

GRAVES, Robert L. Sr.
abt 1931-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 30 2007 - Robert L. Graves Sr., 76, Clinton, died Saturday, April 28, 2007. The rosary will be held Wednesday, May 2, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the funeral mass to follow. He worked for the Jay Wolfe Automotive Group 32 years as sales manager. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge and 17-year member of the American Legion, both in Mt. Home, Arkansas. He is survived by Mildred, his wife of 49 years; four sons, Jerry J. Graves, Terry T. Graves, Robert L. Graves Jr., Charlie F. Graves; three daughters, Cathy Baraban, Judith A. Francis, Blanche Kesler; nine grandchildren, Paige Baraban, Carl Graves, Heather Herring, Tyler Graves, Cameron Baraban, Emily Kesler, Bradly Kesler, Charly Graves and Mason Graves.

GRAY, Alfred A. Dr.
1867-1929
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Dr. Gray's Life Work Ended - Dr. Alfred A. Gray has entered his Eternal Reward. The end of earthly duties came at 10:15 a.m., Friday, May 31, at his home in Calhoun. July 1928, he underwent an operation for enlarged glands on his neck. After a few months they troubled him again and grew worse. January 7, he left his office in Calhoun never to return. His sufferings were intense and he had hoped to live but skill and loving care could not heal and he bowed to the inevitable. He was born in Windsor, Mo., August 18, 1867, where he lived until he was 8, and he moved to nearby Roseland and he grew to manhood in the household of his parents, his father being the late Dr. Wel Gray, who gave himself unstintingly as a physician to the pioneer people of Henry county. Young Alfred A. Gray attended school at Sedalia, later went to St. Louis where he attended the St. Louis Physicians and Surgeons School and got his degree. A little later the same year he was unite din marriage with Miss Lelia Pigg at the home of her parents in Springfield. The young doctor practiced a few months with his father at Roseland, then went to Calhoun and opened his office and that had been his home since. He was devoted to his wife and children, surrounding them with his live. About ten years ago, their only son, Alfred Lewis Gray was drowned in Idaho, so the only daughter, Miss Pauline, is left to comfort her mother. This is the first death among the brothers and sisters of the late Dr. Wellington Gray and wife. He loved these brothers and sisters devotedly and gave them every consideration. They are: Joe W. Gray, Clinton; Dr. Harry Gray, Springfield; Charles Gray, Tulsa, Okla; Mrs. J. P. Cecil, Clinton; Mrs. Wallace Bennett, Los Angeles, Cal. All were present for the funeral with their families except Charles Gray and Mrs. Bennett, who were unable to come. Dr. Gray was loved by the people of Calhoun and vicinity as he had ministered to their sick for more than 30 years, no night being too dark or story, no day too hot or cold for him to come. The life of a country doctor is one of self sacrifice, as he continually faces life and death and is with his friends in their hour of greatest need. After his operation, he was unable to make calls, but did office practice until the disease fastened such a hold he was unable to stay in the office, then the people would come to his home for him to doctor them. He did this just as long as possible, but a few weeks ago he regretfully told them it was impossible for him to concentrate enough to tell them correctly and that he could no longer serve them. He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Calhoun. Serving his Master always and his church as far officially as his profession would permit. He supported every branch of the church financially. He was also a Mason. He took an interest in the life of the community, in the fall product show, in his friends and neighbors. The county has lost a friend as well as a physician. Rev. Holland preached his funeral at the Calhoun Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon. His body was laid in the Calhoun cemetery, by the side of his son, who was drowned.

GRAY, Anna Ruth GEORGE
1919-2011
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Anna Ruth Gray, 92, of Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday, July 24, 2011, at the home of her son in Lawrence, Kansas. She was born April 30, 1919, in rural Clinton, Mo., the daughter of Emery George and Susannah (Dehn) George. On November 28, 1940, in Clinton, she married Wyley Loyd Gray, who preceded her in death on October 21, 1990. Anna Ruth graduated from Clinton High School and later from Sedalia Business College. She and her husband, Wyley, farmed and owned and operated a filling station and a laundry in Clinton. In 1955, she started her employment with Kroger's Grocery Store in Windsor and later became the first woman head meat cutter in the Kroger chain in Missouri. Anna Ruth was a member of the Henry County Chapter, D.A.R.; the Windsor Country Club and the Windsor Historical Society. She was a very active member in the First Christian Church, Windsor, where she was an elder and taught Sunday school for over 50 years. She loved traveling, watching baseball, playing golf and cards with friends and especially being with her family. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1940 and is now enjoying life with Him. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Kitsy Gray, Lawrence, Kansas; 3 grandchildren, Tacy Fleury, Jody White, and Jay Gray, 4 great-grandchildren, Grayson, Clara, Marianne, and Erwin; a sister, Evelyn Anstine, Fox Wood Springs, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son Emery Fredrick Gray and a grandson-in-law, Brandon White. Funeral services will be Friday, July 29, 2011 at the First Christian Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

GRAY, Betty Lou BRISCOE
1931-2001
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 15 2001 - Betty Lou Gray was born September 21, 1931, at Holden, daughter of Norman and Glenna L. Toweles Briscoe. She died September 24, 2001, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She married Ralph E. Gray, May 26, 1953. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Blessing Heights Worship Center of Cassville, Henry County cancer Society and Order of Eastern Star. Her parents and husband precede her in death. Survivors include two sons, Randy Gray and wife, Julie, Clinton, and Rob Gray, Cassville; one grandson, Dustin Gray; one step-grandson, Travis Miller; two step-granddaughters, Jennifer and Kimberly Miller; two great-grandsons, Dustin Gray II and Alec Gray; one brother, Norman Briscoe and wife, Dana; two half-brothers, Ed Briscoe and Bill Briscoe; three half-sisters, Jean Shippy, Patricia Wolfenbarger and Sharon Sauer. Memorial services were held October 1 at Consalus Chapel. Inurnment was in Parks Chapel Cemetery.

GRAY, Betty Lou HUNT
1928-2017
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Betty Hunt Gray, 88, of Shawnee, Kansas, formerly of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday morning, February 24, 2017, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, Kansas. She was born September 6, 1928, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of Rochelle Isaac Hunt and Gladys Vance Hunt. On June 30, 1956, at the Harmony Baptist Church she married Myron Stratton Gray and he preceded her in death on August 8, 1986. After graduating from Lincoln High School, Betty earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Missouri State Teachers College (now University of Central Missouri). She went on to earn a Master's degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois. She taught in the Santiago rural school for 2 years, elementary music 3 years in Raytown, Mo. and 3 years in Webster Groves, and then in Clinton, Mo., teaching Junior High Music for 3 years. After retiring from teaching to be on the family farm as a full-time mother, her avocation was church music. Betty was a very active member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. She was the church choir director for 34 years. She taught children's Sunday School for 18 years, Vacation Bible School for many years, and was an adult Sunday School teacher in later years. She was active in the Women's Missionary Union and the Roundtable Book Club of the church. Survivors include a son, Richard Gray and his wife Kris McCann, Shawnee, Kansas; a daughter, Myra Gray Fouts and her husband Scott, Fredericksburg, Virginia; 4 grandchildren, Jacob Gray and wife Kelsey Hixson-Bowles, Nathan Gray, Jordyn Fouts, and David Fouts; a great-grandchild to be born in April; a brother, Harold Hunt and his wife Helen, Lee's Summit, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her husband, Myron, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Wigton, and a brother, Robert Hunt. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GRAY, Clara Elizabeth HEAD
1844-1919
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - A Henry County Pioneer Mother In Heaven - June 12th, Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Gray crossed to the Other Shore. her husband Dr. J. W. Gray, died June 17, 1918, and since that time she had never been well, in fact all could see her gradually fading away. For 2 years previous to Dr. Gray's death, he was in very poor health and during all that time, she patiently and tenderly ministered to his needs. After he passed away and she so missed this beloved companion all saw that this frail little woman, would soon be with them no more. Clara Elizabeth Head was born near Lincoln, Mo., March 22, 1844, where she lived until during the Civil War, and it being on the border country, her father, the late Dr. Head, moved his family to Boone county. Sept. 21, 1864, Dr. J. W. Gray, of Windsor, came and claimed her for his bride. He had studied medicine under her father while he still lived at Lincoln. She was a Southern gentle woman and raised with many slaves and at the time of her marriage she had never learned to cook. While she did not know how, the old darkies loved her so well, they came to her rescue and taught her. It was only during her last illness that an old negro man met her son, J. W. Gray, in Clinton and told him how much respect and devotion the darkies had for her. He also said he worked on that farm for more than two years and in all that time he had never seen her angry or out of patience. She is survived by six devoted children: Mrs. John P. Cecil, southeast of Calhoun; Dr. A. A. Gray, Calhoun; J. W. Gray, Clinton; Chas. V. Gray, Springfield; Dr. Harry P. Gray, Chilhowee; Mrs. Wallace Bennett, Long Beach, Calif. There are 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, the children of Mrs. Mary Cecil Davis, of Lexington. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Kate Davis, of Douglass, Wash., and brother, Dr. C. W. Head, Windsor. She knew many happenings of the early days of this country, as her parents were pioneers. Her father went to California during the gold fever of '49 and on his return 2 years later a little dog was the only one on the place who knew him as he had grown a long beard. By faith she was a Baptist, having united with the church at the age of 16. She guided and taught her children the teachings of the Master and by the sweet example of her own Christian living, won them for Christ, who now in their turn are doing the same thing. good deeds, right acts and Christian living reach on through eternity, not only through eternity, but generation after generation. How thankful a child should feel for such a home as she made and such an influence as she had. Of quiet nature, but the sweetest and gentlest of manners, she instilled in them refinement, culture and Christianity. She saw that all of her children were well educated and all stand at the top of their profession or calling in life they have chosen. A mother's life is always reflected in her children and when she chooses for them the best things of life, they are most fortunate. After her marriage she resided in Windsor until 1875, when they lived in Calhoun a few months and later purchased the home farm near Mt. Olivet. There she resided the rest of her life, except about two years, when they moved to Clinton, where she made many friends. She returned to the farm and for 2 1/2 years previous to the death of her husband, she resided with her son, J. W. Gray and did until he moved to Clinton, when she went to live with Mrs. Cecil. The funeral services were conducted at Mt. Olivet, the church, where she loved to worship, by Rev. House, pastor of the Windsor Baptist church, June 13th, at 11 a.m. Burial in the cemetery nearby.

GRAY, Cleo Rev.
n/a-1969
Highland Sacred Gardens Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO
Cleo Gray, 57, Sedalia died Monday at a hospital here. He was born in Calhoun, MO, and had lived in Sedalia nine years. He was pastor of the East Broadway Christian church in Sedalia. He leaves his wife, Ruby Miller Gray, one son, two daughters, four brothers, and one sister. Funeral services were Thursday, July 1969 with burial in Highland Sacred Gardens cemetery.

GRAY, Dorothy Jean AUSTIN
1940-2018
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Dorothy Jean Gray, 77, of Independence, Missouri, went home to the Lord on January 18, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Kansas City, MO. Burial will follow at the Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor, Missouri. Jean was born on May 1, 1940 in Henry County, Missouri to Paul E. and Opal (Owen) Austin. Jean attended Clinton, Missouri High School for one year and graduated from Windsor High School in 1957. She married James Kenneth Gray, Jr. on June 7, 1957. She worked for the IRS and was a homemaker. Jean was a longtime member of the St. Luke's United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary M. East. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jim; one daughter, DeLisa K. Hicks (Mike); two grandchildren, Shanna K. Evans (Clint) and Austin M. Hicks (Nina); one brother, Paul Austin; one sister, Janice Adams; three great grandchildren, Sophie Hicks, Grayson Evans, and Brynn Hicks; and a host of nieces and nephews.

GRAY, Elsie GLASS
1915-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 6 2007 - Elsie Gray, 92, Raytown and formerly of Windsor, died Saturday, November 3, 2007, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born on September 3, 1915, in Laddonia, Missouri, the daughter of George and Clara S. (Ruby) Glass. On May 11, 1935, in Clinton, she married James Kenneth Gray, who died March 14, 1989. She worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for many years before her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, and after moving to Raytown, she joined the Spring Valley Baptist Church where she attended faithfully. She was also a longtime member of the Meadow Queen Rebekah Lodge #528, Windsor. Survivors include a son, James K. Gray and wife, Jean, Independence; a daughter, Patsy Ray and husband, George, Raytown; three grandchildren, Jason Ray and his wife, Mary, Melissa Nothnagel, Delisa Hicks and her husband Mike; 10 great-grandchildren, Alexander S. Ray, Kelsey A. Ray, Sherry Juergens, Tiffany Juergens, Vanessa Juergens, Haley Nothnagel, Nick Nothnagel, Austin Baxter, Shanna Hicks, Austin Hicks a great-great-grandchild Mackenzie Juergens; a brother, James Glass, Parkville; two sisters, Helen Jantsch, Kansas City, and Ruth Mullins, Vancouver, Washington, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Sterling Glass, George "Skit" Glass and Ralph Glass, and two sisters, Louise Vanata and Pearl Post. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, November 7, at Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GRAY, Frank S.
1857-1923
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Frank Gray was born October 7, 1857; died Thursday, May 24, 1923, at Windsor. He was the seventh child of a family of eight children. His father, Sidney C. Gray, was one of Missouri's pioneers, being the first white child born in Rockport, Mo. Eleven years ago Mr. Gray was married to Miss Nellie Jackson, of Clinton, Mo., to a most excellent lady, greatly loved by all who know her, and whose tender ministry and faithful devotion to her husband was very tender and beautiful. She has the deepest sympathy of her many friends to comfort her in this irreparable bereavement. Miss Sallie Gray, who has taught in the Windsor school for more than 40 years, was the only surviving sister to Mr. Gray. Throughout their entire live the brother and sister have been inseparable and were greatly attached to one another. Through life they had promoted each other's prosperity and joined in each other's welfare. John C. Gray, an aged and infirm brother, near Windsor, still survives. Frank Gray was one of Henry county's fine gentlemen, both in heart and appearance. He truly lived an upright and Masonic life and displayed in his daily service the eminent Christian virtues of kindness, charity and benevolence. He made many warm and true friends, a host of whom attended his funeral at Windsor, May 26th. The funeral address was made by Rev. A. N. Lindsey, assisted by Rev. Woods. The Windsor Mason's lodge conducted the burial of the remains in their beautiful cemetery.

GRAY, Glenn Curtis
1910-1993
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Glenn Curtis Gray of Longmont, died Sunday, November 21, 1993 at Longmont United Hospital. He was 83. Born on November 1, 1910, in Windsor, he was the son of Maurice Gray and Lillith Sims Gray. He married Irene Louise Robinson in June 1932 in Green Ridge. She preceded him in death on August 18, 1965. Mr. Gray was a pioneer businessman who came from Lamar, Mo. in a Model T in 1936. He started Gray's Used Cars on South Main Street in 1936, relocating to North Main Street in 1939 where Gray-Welch Motors remains in business to this day. Affectionately referred to as "Gray” by his friends, he will be sadly missed by family and friends. He loved sports and was an avid golfer with three holes-in-one at Sunset Golf Course. He was also an excellent checker player, having played a former world champion. Survivors include his daughter, Janis L. Welch and her husband Dale of Clinton: one sister. Eda Stewart of Yucaipa, Ca.; two grandchildren. Jay C. Welch of Blue Springs, and Kim R. Welch of Charleston, S.C.; three great-grandchildren. Gray Welch and Kim P. Welch of Blue Springs, and Nash O'Neill Welch of Charleston, S.C. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 24, 1993 at Howe Mortuary Chapel, 439 Coffman Street in Longmont, Colo. with burial in Longmont Mountain View Cemetery.

GRAY, Hattie V.
1881-1883
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
The Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Friday, Aug 10 1883 - Died in this city, Wednesday night, Aug 8th, 1883 of pneumonia following a bad case of flux, Hattie, infant daughter of N. J. [sic.] Gray. The burial took place Thursday afternoon, at Laurel Oak Cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their friends here and elsewhere.

GRAY, Ida Florence McLANE
1887-1967
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Gray, 80, Clinton, who died Nov 30, 1967, at the home of her son, the Rev. Cleo Gray, Sedalia, MO, were held Dec 2, 1967 at the First Christian Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Ida Florence McLane was born in Benton County, Jan 28, 1887, one of 11 children of Finis Ewing and Florence Winn McLane. In September 1907, she married Fred Blaine Gray. For about two years they lived in Windsor; then moved to a farm in the Thrush community. For thirty years farming was their livelihood. They lived in Henry and Johnson counties where they reared their family of seven sons and a daughter. In November 1939, death claimed her companion. In September 1964, a son, Wilson, died and in July 1966, another son, Virgil died. In later years Mrs. Gray had made her home in Clinton where she enjoyed the comforts of a modern home and the companionship of her children and friends. The children surviving are: Wyley, Wallace, Cleo, Mrs. Bernard (Hazel) Smith, Harold and Billy.

GRAY, James Wallace "Polk" Dr.
1845-1907
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Dr. J. W. Gray Succumbs to Insidious Disease and the Surgeon's Knife - Our community was much saddened Wednesday morning by the intelligence that Dr. "Polk" Gray was dead, his demise occurring at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday night in St. Joseph's Hospital, Kansas City, where on Wednesday of last week he was operated upon for bladder trouble, with which he had been afflicted for a number of years. The operation was successfully performed and for a few days high hopes were entertained of his ultimate recovery, but peritonitis set in and he passed away, surrounded by his devoted wife, his nephew, Dr. Alf Gray, and attendants. The body was brought to Calhoun Wednesday night, and conveyed to his late home by brethren from the Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges; while warm personal friends and neighbors solaced the bereaved wife. James Wallace Gray was born in Springfield township, Henry county, January 9, 1845, and was the fourth child in a family of twelve children, his parents being the late Rev. Wm. A. and Mary (Lofftus) Gray. Reared on a farm and educated in the schools of the neighborhood, at 17 years of age he began clerking in a store at Windsor, where he remained until 1865. He later went to St. Louis and studied dentistry for one year, then returned to Windsor and practiced that profession, and also pursued the study of medicine. In 1870 he attended medical lectures one term in St. Louis, and again returned to Windsor, practicing both dentistry and medicine until 1876, in which year he was graduated from the Keokuk (Iowa) Medical College. He then located in Calhoun, and on May 1 married Miss Ada Munn. Here he continued the practice of medicine until his fatal malady so weakened his constitution that he was for the past two or three years compelled to very largely discontinue its active pursuit. Dr. Gray was a member of the Windsor Baptist church, but on removing to Calhoun withdrew by letter, and had since affiliated with no particular church. He was a member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. fraternities, under whose ritualistic auspices the remains were consigned to Mother Earth in Calhoun cemetery, Thursday afternoon, an impressive funeral service being conducted at the family home by Rev. R. J. Kyle, Methodist pastor. And thus surrounded by sorrowing relatives and friends, 'mid the perfume-laden air of floral wreaths and garlands, the unctuous and comforting words of the man of God, and tremulous song from the choir, was borne hither our beloved citizen. Beside the grief-stricken wife, deceased leaves two brothers - Dr. J. Wellington Gray and Jud Gray, and a numerous kinship.

GRAY, John Thomas
1815-1902
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, June 14, 1902 - John T. Gray died at his home in Calhoun at a few minutes to 8 p.m. June 4, 1902, aged 87. He was born in Kentucky October 6, 1815. He came to Missouri four years before Missouri became a State. He was married February 29, 1844, to Miss Barthena N. Head. Five children were born to this union. In early manhood, he became a member of the Baptist Church. On the afternoon following, one of the largest funeral corteges in the history of Calhoun gathered at the Baptist Church, where Rev. Thornhill conducted the services. He leaves a devoted wife and a daughter, Mrs. Lula Fewell, and a host of relatives and friends.

GRAY, Joseph P.
1853-1927
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Joseph P. Gray was born in Preble county, Ohio, February 11th, 1853, and departed this life March (should be Sep) 10 1927, being 74 years, 6 months and 29 days old. When 13 years old he came with his parents to Missouri and settled on a farm near where Roseland now stands and in this and the adjoining community he spent his entire life. On January 3, 1875, he was united in marriage to Naomi Slapper, and to this union four children were born. One, Archester, the first born, died before he was two years of age, and the other three are living and are as follows: Mrs. Nellie Chastain, Maurice Gray and Mrs. John Dundas all are married and have homes of their own near where their parents resided. Mr. Gray had been in declining health for the last few years. He with his wife left their old home in February and moved near his son Maurice, just one-half mile west of Ft. Lyon, where he passed peacefully away about eight o'clock Saturday morning. He arose feeling as well as usual Saturday morning, and did his usual chores, spoke of having a pain in his head when he returned to the house and was soon gone. Besides his dear companion, who so patiently cared for him until the very last, he is survived by one brother, J. L. Gray, of Roseland and one sister, Mrs. Laura Briggs of Leesville, Mo.; three grandchildren, one adopted grandchild and a number of other relatives and friends. When 18 years of age he professed faith in Jesus Christ and united with the Mt. Olivet Baptist church where he served as superintendent of the Sunday School for a number of years. The funeral services were held at the home Sunday morning. After the services, the body was taken to the cemetery at Windsor and tenderly laid to rest. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the wife and children in this, their great sorrow. The family feels the loss most keenly, but Mr. Gray was a good citizen, a prosperous farmer and a fine Christian gentleman.

GRAY, Lilith Rear SIMS
1887-1939
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Maurice Gray - Lilith Rear Sims, daughter of Alfred R. and Sally White Sims, was born August 31, 1887, near Windsor, Missouri. She departed this life March 18, 1939, at her home in Ft. Lyon vicinity at the age of 51 years, 6 months and 18 days. She was married to Maurice Gray February 9, 1909. To this union, three children were born: Glenn of Lamar, Missouri; Mrs. Eda Stewart of Ventura, California, and Gail of the home, all of whom are living. She is survived by her husband and children and three grandchildren ; Janis Gray, Graydon Lewis Stewart, and Joyce Ann Stewart. Others near and dear to her are four brothers, Clarence, Herbert, Harold and Joe Sims, of Windsor, Missouri, and four sisters, Mrs. Alice Dye of Tacoma, Washington; Miss Mildred Sims and Mrs. Pauline Funk of Windsor, Missouri, and Mrs. Anna Baker of Tulsa, Oklahoma. One brother, Orville, and one sister, Izola, preceded her in death. She leaves several nephews and nieces and a host of friends. She became a Christian in early girlhood and remained a faithful member of McIntire Chapel from that time to her death. Words fail to express her devotion to her loved ones and to her Master. She filled her place in her home, her church and her community most admirably. Services were held at the home, Sunday, March 19. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery at Windsor.

GRAY, Lucille M. KIMES
1911-2005
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 2005 - Lucille M. Gray, age 94, died Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 1, 2005 at Englewood Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home. She was born in Henry County on November 16, 1911 to William M. and Louisa Wolf Kimes she married Raymond Gray. She was employed as a practical nurse. Mrs Gray was a member of the Clinton Christian Church, the Christian Women's Fellowship and was an avid flower and vegetable gardener. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, one sister and one niece. Surviving is one daughter, B.K. Robbins and her husband, one sister and one niece.

GRAY, Martha Lee LEE
1909-1992
Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, Lafayette Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Martha Lee Gray, 83, Kansas City in Platte County, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1992 in the Ramona Villa Health Care Center. Mrs. Gray was a sister-in-law of Mildred Mayfield of Clinton, and Betty Gray of Windsor. Services will be Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Lexington. Mrs. Gray was born in Caney, Ok., and lived in Lexington from 1949 until she moved to Kansas City in February 1992. She was a teacher in McAlester, Ok. from 1930 to 1938 and in Lexington from 1957 until she retired in 1975. She was a member of the Missouri State Teacher's Association. She was a member of the church and its Women's Missionary Union and Downing Circle. She was a member of Chapter HX of the PEO Sisterhood in Lexington. She received a bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude, from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Ok., and a master's degree in remedial reading from Central Missouri State Univer-sity, Warrensburg. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, the Rev. George W. Gray of the home; three daughters. Dana Lee Coomer and Winona Beth Hoisinger of Euless, Tx., and Leslie Dawn Wright, Kansas City; a brother, John M. Lee. Atoka, Ok.; and five grandchildren.

GRAY, Martha Louise McQUITTY
1924-2010
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 18 2010 - Martha Louise Gray, 85, Clinton died at her home in Clinton on Sunday, April 4, 2010, following a long illness. She was born December 23, 1924 in rural Henry County, the daughter of George N. and Henrietta Hanna McQuitty. Martha was married to Cecil E. Gray, Jr. on May 2, 1943, in Henry County and they farmed for many years in the Norris area. Martha was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was always happiest when she was with her family. She loved cooking, gardening and conversing with everyone. Throughout the years she was very involved in the community as a Sunday School teacher, 4-H leader, a member of Clinton Study Club and the Henry County Historical Society, as well as numerous other activities and organizations. For the past several years, Martha was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and also spent many years as a member of the Norris Methodist Church. Martha is survived by her husband Cecil; one son Patrick Gray of Blairstown; one daughter Mrs. Charles (Jane) Bailey of Lake St. Louis; seven grandchildren, Shanda Gray of Hamilton, Ohio, Brett Gray of Deepwater, Megan Gray of Springfield, Michael, Jeffrey and Andrew Bailey, all of Lake St. Louis, and Jill Sibley of Bothell, Washington; seven great-grandchildren; one sister Anna Mae Coe of Chilhowee and numerous nieces and nephews. Martha was preceded in death by her parents; one son Francis Michael; three brothers, G. W. Morris, and Everett McQuitty, and four sisters, Ora Richardson, Mildred Van Pelt, Evelyn Mouse and Mary Ruth Childers. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 7. Burial was at Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

GRAY, Mary Elizabeth CROOKS
1910-1994
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Elizabeth Gray, 82, Raymore, died Saturday, January 29, 1994 at the Foxwood Springs Living Center where she made her home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 1, 1994 at the Clinton Christian Church. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. Mrs. Gray was born near Shawnee Mound, and lived in Henry County most of her life before moving to Raymore six years ago. She was a graduate of Central Missouri State University with a B.S. in Education. She taught schools in Clinton for 20 years before she retired. She was a member of the Raymore Christian Church. She is survived by her husband. Wallace of the home; one son. Floyd C. Gray. Paintsville, Kentucky; one daughter, Virginia Hunter, Clinton; one brother, Charles Crooks, Leeton, as well as eight grand-children and six-great-grand-children.

GRAY, Mary Jane STANSBERRY
1895-1991
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Mary Jane Gray, 95, of Marshall, died Thursday, March 7, 1991, at the Saline County Rest Home. Funeral services were March 11 at the First United Methodist Church with burial in the Carpenter Cemetery near Chilhowee. Born Nov 2, 1895, in Henry County, MO, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Sarah Elen Webster Stansberry. On Jan 21, 1917, in Henry County, she married Cecil F. Gray, who preceded her in death on May 25, 1956. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Sherwood and a son, Cecil E. Gray, Jr.

GRAY, Mary Louise LINDSTROM
1923-1996
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Louise Gray was born July 28, 1923, in Henry County. She was the daughter of the late Bert and Elizabeth Lindstrom. She died Sunday, August 25, 1996, at Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton, at the age of 73. Mary Louise was married to Logan Thomas Gray who preceded her in death on September 10, 1983. Mary Louise retired from the Division of Family Services in 1987. She is survived by one son, Gene Gray and wife, Pam of Clinton; two grandsons, Chris Gray of Des Moines, Iowa, and Jeff Gray of Clinton; one sister, Ellen Jean Hoppe of Clinton; one niece, two nephews, three great-nieces and three great-nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 28, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

GRAY, Myron S.
1918-1986
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Myron S. Gray, 67, Windsor, died Friday, August 8, 1986, at his home. He was born Oct 4, 1918, in Benton County, son of Leslie B. and Myrtle Stratton Gray. He was married June 30, 1956, at Harmony Baptist Church to Betty Lou Hunt, who survives at the home. He was a retired farmer.

GRAY, Ralph Eugene
1927-1996
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ralph Eugene Gray was born January 6, 1927, in Wyandotte County, Kansas, the son of Robert D. and Gertrude Maude (O'Dell) Gray. He died Sunday, April 28, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 69. Mr. Gray was a veteran of the United States Army. On May 26, 1963, in Holden, he was united in marriage to Betty Briscoe. Mr. Gray had lived in Clinton for 36 years. He was an assistant supervisor with the Kansas City Power and Light Company, Montrose station, prior to his retirement. He was a member of the F.O.E. Eagles Lodge #3667, B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #1034, American Legion, Clinton Masonic Lodge #548 and the Ararat Shrine, Kansas City Valley. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; two sons, Randy Gray, Clinton, and Robert Gray, Cassville; one brother, Harold Gray, Belton. He was preceded in death by a sister, Eva, and a brother, Kenneth. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 1, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Parks Chapel Cemetery in Henry County with a military graveside service.

GRAY, Russell
abt 1918-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Word was received at noon Thursday of the death of Russell Gray of Lawson, Mo. He died at 2 a.m. that morning (November 21, 1991). Funeral services will be Sunday, at the United Methodist Church at Lawson. He was a former resident of Henry County.

GRAY, Russell
abt 1941-2014
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 26 2014 - Russell Gray, age 73 years, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at his home in Clinton. Among survivors is his significant other, Shelley Jeffery of the home, and his children; Rusty Gray, Glen Gardner, Tammy Gray, and Maureen Henson. Arrangements are pending at this time.

GRAY, Wallace Floyd
1910-1998
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 11 1998 - Wallace Floyd Gray, son of Freddie Blaine and Ida Florence McLane Gray, was born January 27, 1910, near Thrush, south of Calhoun, and died March 2, 1998, at Foxwood Springs Living Center, near Raymore. He and his twin brother, Wyley, had the distinction of being the first set of twins delivered by Dr. Jennings of Windsor. Wallace attended rural grade schools in Henry County and attended and graduated from Shawnee Mound High School. He was active on the Shawnee Mound basketball team along with two of his brothers. After graduation he worked for the highway department, helping pave Highway 13 between Clinton and Warrensburg. About this time his high school sweetheart, Mary Crooks, together with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Crooks had moved to a ranch near Brawley, California, in Imperial Valley. Wallace followed and worked on nearby ranches. On November 10, 1932, he and Mary were married in Yuma, Arizona. They continued to live in California until 1942 when they returned to Missouri to a farm west of Shawnee Mound where they made their home until 1997, when they retired and moved to Clinton. At an early age Wallace, four of his brothers and his sister professed their faith in Christ and joined the Leeton Christian Church. Leeton Christian Church did not have a baptistry at that time so they were baptized in the Calhoun Christian Church baptistry. On moving to Clinton, he and Mary placed their membership in the Clinton Christian Church where they were active, Wallace being an adult Sunday school teacher and elder. Moving to Foxwood Springs in 1988 they transferred their membership to the Raymore Christian Church. Wallace was an avid golfer, also loved to bowl and play pool. He and Mary traveled extensively in the United States, also Canada, Mexico, the Hawaiian Islands and Islands of the Caribbean. Wallace was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Virgil, Wyley, Cleo and Wilson and his wife Mary. He leaves his daughter, Virginia Hunter and husband Charles, Floyd Cecil Gray and wife Janice; a sister, Hazel Smith of Conway, Arkansas; brothers, Harold and Bill Gray of Independence; grandsons, Jim, Rick, Jeff, John and Steve Hunter, Jared and Eric Gray and granddaughter, Melinda Gray Johnson and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the First Christian Church in Clinton Thursday, March 5. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GRAY, William A., Rev.
1815-1895
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton, MO, Oct 5 1895 - Rev. William A. Gray is dead. A great soldier has fallen, not a soldier of physical warfare, but a soldier of the cross, a follower of the Lamb. He quietly breathed his last early Sunday morning, the 29th day of Sept., at his old home in Springfield township, five miles southeast of Calhoun. His death caused the community sensations of treat sorrow, for he had lived among us for so many years and, by his noble and righteous life, had won the respect of all. To those who knew him, his beautiful disposition and loving nature bound them to him with ties stronger than death can sever. He was very social and had great sympathies. He was a great friend to downtrodden humanity. He had suffered much in the last seven or eight years but bore it all with the greatest Christian fortitude. Wm. Gray was born on the 16th day of October, 1815, in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., where he grew to manhood. He came to Henry County in the early part of 1836 and entered the tract of land upon which he died. He returned to his former home and married Miss Mary H. Loftus and brought her to Henry county in the fall, built them a cabin on the broad prairies of what was then Rives county, where he took his young wife and set up for housekeeping and improving the large farm. They fought life's battle together in congenial happiness and as the years rolled by, 10 children were given to make merry in their home, with five sons and one daughter still living. Three of the sons are doctors and the other two are prosperous farmers. On the 1st day of August, 1861, the dark-winged angel that entered the happy home claimed for his victim the loving wife and mother. It was a great bereavement but they did not weep for her as tho they had no hope, for all knew from her devoted Christian life that she had entered the haven of rest. In 1862, William A. Gray and Miss Mary Bibb were married. Four sons came to bless that union, one being a doctor and the other two well-to-do farmers. In 1867, death entered again the happy home and took the dear wife and mother to her long home above. In 1878, he was married to Miss Martha Fewell, who preceded him to that better land some nine years ago. Wm. A. Gray accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Clear Creek Baptist Church in 1840. He was ordained by Elders Caldwell and Rickets in 1856 and entered immediately upon his ministerial work. "Fear not, little flock" was the text of the first sermon he ever preached.; In 1848, Wm. A. Gray and wife, his father and mother, Washington Young and wife, and two others went into the organization of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Washington Young, who totters upon the verge of the grave, stands as a living monument of that little band. That little church chose Elder Gray as their pastor and he held the position for 40 years, with honor to himself and great blessings to the church. About 1888, his health failed and he requested the church to release him from the pastoral care. They did not grant his request but they called assistant pastors. He was never released until death released him. From that little band of eight persons, Mt. Olivet has grown to be a great light. It is as a city set on a hill, that cannot be hid. Hundreds have enlisted under her banner, many of whom have crossed the dark river and are standing on the sunny bank of sweet deliverance, beckoning to others to come. Wm. Gray had charge of more than a score of churches in Henry, Benton, Pettis and Johnson counties. He baptized more people, preached more sermons and officiated at more marriages than any other minister who ever lived in Henry County. He was a great preacher because he preached Christ and him crucified and nothing else. He carried smiles and sunshine with him wherever he went and we shall never hear his voice on earth anymore.

GRAY, William Alexander
1864-1934
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - W. A. Gray Dead - Eternal rest came to W. A. Gray at 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, at the family home about nine miles south of Windsor, in the Oakland school neighborhood. Death came as a result of a stroke of paralysis suffered the day before. His health in recent years had not been the best as he had several light attacks of the fatal illness. William Alexander Gray was born 70 years ago last February on the same farm where he resided all his life. During his many years in the same community, he built up many friendships of long standing and was held in high esteem by his neighbors. Although quiet-natured, he greatly enjoyed visiting his friends, especially during his last years. His life was spent farming, which he did thoroughly and to the best of his ability and found contentment in his chosen occupation. He was a member of the Baptist church. When a young man, Mr. Gray and Sue Settles were united in marriage. Their union was given three children: Hugh Gray of Montana, Russell Gray of the Oakland neighborhood, and Mrs. Chas Doss of Schell City, all of whom came for the funeral. Mrs. Gray preceded her husband in death about 33 years ago, and Mr. Gray later married Mrs. Mary Bruce, who survives with their three children: Gertrude, Clayta, and Kenneth. Two brothers, Dr. T. W. Gray of Schell City, and Leslie Gray of near Windsor, also survive. Funeral services were at Mt. Olivet on Friday and burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

GRAY, Zelma O. VIVION
1900-1994
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Zelma O. (Vivion) Gray, 93, Raytown, formerly of Calhoun and Windsor, died Tuesday morning, July 12 1994, at the Cedar Valley Nursing Home in Raytown. She was born October 1, 1900, in Duroe, Mo., the daughter of Charles Leonard Vivion and Cora Edith Hudson Vivion. On November 29, 1922, in Calhoun, she married Rollie Jacob Gray who preceded her in death in 1974. Mrs. Gray sold real estate in the Kansas City area and, later, in the Windsor and Calhoun areas, for a number of years. She taught rural elementary school in the state of Oklahoma and attended the Warrensburg Normal School in Warrensburg (now CMSU). She enjoyed buying and selling antiques. She was a member of the Calhoun United Methodist Church and was a member of Past Worthy Matron of the O.E.S., Calhoun. She was past historian for the city of Calhoun. Survivors include two sons, Vivion E. Gray and Donald G. Gray, both of Overland Park, Kansas; two sisters, Jewell Dagley. Liberty, and Beulah Barnthouse, Kansas City; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandchild. Funeral services will be Friday. July 5, at the Calhoun United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery.

GRAYER, Irene HARLEMAN STRICKLER
1915-2006
Taberville Cemetery, Taberville, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 2006 - Irene Harleman Strickler Grayer, 91, daughter of Virgil and Lula (Carroll) Harleman, was born April 21, 1915 in Rockville, and died Sunday, September 17, 2006, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. She spent most of her life in the Taberville Area, except for 15 years when she lived in Independence where she worked at Rest Haven and Skyview Manor and the time spent at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home near the end of her life. She married Charley Strickler. She was saved in 1964 and became a member of the RLDS church in Butler where she had remained a member. Preceding her in death were her parents; one son James Strickler; five brothers, three sisters, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Survivors include five children, Charles Strickler and wife Martha, Peoria, Arizona, Bernice Marshall, Rockville, Clara and husband Ed Dunham, Appleton City, June and husband J. W. Jelks, Rockville, Shirley Strickler, Taberville, and Betty and husband Jerry Hayes, Creighton; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 35 great-great-grandchildren; one brother Milburn Harleman, Independence, and one sister Vinita Padgett, North Kansas City. Funeral services will be at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, on Wednesday, September 20. Interment will be in Taberville Cemetery.

GREATHOUSE, Maggie Leona POSTLEWAIT
1922-2001
Yeater Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 5 2001 - Maggie Leona Postlewait Greathouse was born on March 8, 1922, at rural Osceola, to Virgil and Lillian Postlewait and died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at her home near Osceola. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one son-in-law Leonard. Surviving are her seven children and spouses, Ida Ruth and Bob Tucker, Dallas, Texas, Mary Lillian and Wayne Sisseck, Deerfield, J. V. and Mary Beth Greathouse, Osceola, Bonnie and Galen Jones, Overland Park, Kansas, Brenda Query, Kansas City, Betty Jean and Jerry Yockey, El Dorado Springs, and Thom Greathouse, Kansas City; her brother, Tommy Postlewait of the home; 21 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a special niece, Susan Grower Bennett, Kansas City; numerous nieces and nephews; relatives, friends and church acquaintance and one brother-in-law, James Greathouse, Kansas City. Funeral services will be Friday, July 6, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Yeater Cemetery, near Osceola.

GREEN, A. L.
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The Clinton Advocate, Clinton MO, Thursday, Apr 9 1885 - Lewis Items: Died, April 1st, 1885, at Jacksonville, Ill. Mr. A. L. Green, son-in-law of R. Bowen of this place; disease, consumption.

GREEN, Adrienne DeAnn
1990-1997
Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Adrienne DeAnn Green, 7, Appleton City, died near Earlham, Iowa, on Thursday, May 15, 1997, in an auto accident. She was born April 17, 1990, the daughter of John Rotert and Bobbi Baker. She spent most of her life in the Appleton City area. She was a bright, happy child who liked people. She liked art and drawing pictures. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandma, Nora. She is survived by her mother, Bobbie Baker of Appleton City; her father, John Rotert of Arlington, Texas; her stepfather Mark Baker of Windsor; one brother Dylan Baker, and one sister Taylor Baker, both of Appleton City; her maternal grandmother Nora Green of Appleton City; her paternal grandparents, John and Carolyn Rotert of Clinton; her biological grandparents Carl and Jeannette Burns; two aunts, Cheryl Gutshall and husband Ed, Adrian, and Jennifer Mitchell; one uncle, Carl Burns Jr., and her cousins, Garrett and Makalyn Gutshall of Adrian. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 20, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery.

GREEN, Benjamin Earl "Bennie"
1931-2011
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 14 2011 - Benjamin Earl "Bennie" Green was born February 19, 1931, in Clinton, the son of Clarence Joseph and Cleda Morton (Trenary) Green. He died at his home in Clinton on February 5, 2011, at the age of 79 years. Bennie was married to Patricia Jo (Wilson) Green on January 6, 1951. He was a truck driver for D.H. Griffin Demolition Co. for 32 years and also worked for Clinton School District for 13 years. He was a member of Henry County Search and Rescue, Teamsters Union, Lion's Club and the Flavormaid Donut Coffee club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Joseph and Cleda Morton (Trenary) Green; a son, Kenneth Green; two brothers and two sisters. Surviving Bennie are his wife, Patricia of the home; three sons, Jerry E. Green and wife, Mary, Russell A. Green and wife, Pam, and Kelley L. Green, all of Clinton; one daughter, Sandra R. Swanagon and husband. Richard, also of Clinton; seven grandchildren, Ben, Jason, Melissa, Crystal, Jennifer, April and Rachel; six great-grandchildren and one-on-the-way; brother-in-law, Bob Craig, Clinton, and numerous nieces, nephews and family. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, February 9. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GREEN, Beulah Stella GREEN
1915-1996
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Beulah Stella Green, 81, died August 20, 1996, at Meadowbrook Manor in Clinton after a long illness. She was born April 28, 1915, in Deepwater, the daughter of William and Della Belle (Simmons) Green. Her mother died when Beulah was a very small child. Times were difficult for her and her brothers and sister, without a mother, but her father, with the help of her uncle, Lemon Green, raised them. On December 23, 1933, in Osceola, she was united in marriage to Clarence Ivan "Shorty" Green. To this union nine children were born. Being a mother had to be tough when she herself did not have a mother to teach, correct, love and care for her, but she did the best she could with love and perseverance. Beulah and Shorty were unselfish in giving of their love and kindness to neighbors, friends and family. One granddaughter, Sharon Sue Pitts, was taken into their home and was raised like one of their own children. They also helped in caring for other grandchildren from time to time. To Beulah her family meant everything, but when she lost her son Larry, in a tragic automobile accident, both she and Clarence realized that there was something missing in their lives. They were comforted by the great amount of strength and love shown them by the caring members of Allen Street Church. They began attending church and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and joined the church. Soon after this on July 25, 1971, Clarence died. To most people losing a son and a husband would make them want to give up. But Beulah had never been a quitter and now was no time to start. Her strength and strong will was even stronger with the help of her Lord. His loving hand has sustained her through many years. Beulah loved her home on the edge of town. The farm-like setting had a certain air of comfort and coziness to it. Through the years she raised many farm animals. She sold eggs, milk and rabbits to help bring in extra money for her family. Her homemade bread, rolls and cooking will never be forgotten. Her love for flowers was evident when in the spring jonquils, tulips, lilacs, peonies and roses were blooming all over her yard. She had a smile for anyone who would stop by and a hot cup of coffee awaited you, if you could sit a spell and visit with her. She made you feel welcome and nothing will be the same without her. She loved the simple pleasures of life, like parades, county fairs, fishing, the 4th of July and Labor Day Deepwater Picnic (which she seldom missed during her life). She also enjoyed family cookouts and get-togethers at holidays. She was very content with what she had or with anything you would give her or do for her. I know there were times when she would be lonely, but they would soon pass. She was always glad to see her grandchildren and they were always glad to see her and to see the newest addition of chicks, puppies, kittens or newborn rabbits. There was always something to do at Granny's. She is survived by two sons, Donald Eugene Green and Ivan lee Green, both of Clinton; four daughters, Shirlene Greer, Mound City, Kansas, Beulah Ruth Trenary and Sharon Kay Green, both of Clinton, Linda Sue Holek, Kansas City, Kansas; two brothers, Clyde Green, Windsor, and Roy Green, Clinton; one sister, Minnie Benson, Piggett, Arkansas; 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, an infant, Clarence Edwin Green and Larry Green; a daughters Mary Ann Moeller; two brothers, Lee Green and Harry Green. Funeral services were held Friday, August 23, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GREEN, Cecil M.
1932-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 12 2001 - Cecil M. Green, 69, Peculiar, died Friday, November 9, 2001, at Research Belton Hospital. Services will be Wednesday, November 14, at Grandview Assembly of God. Graveside services will be Wednesday at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. Mr. Green was born September 25, 1932, in El Dorado Springs. He had lived most of his life in the Kansas City area, moving to Peculiar five years ago. He served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He had been a union carpenter, welder and millwright and had also worked as a door greeter at the Belton HyVee. He was a member of Raymore Assembly of God. He is survived by his wife, Sue Green, of the home; son, Darrell Tarver, Reddick, Illinois; five daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Kenneth Miller, Niangua, Linda and Chris Pinion, Belton, Nelta and Mike Brock, Belton, Belva McCoy, Nevada, and Karen and Dwayne Shaw, Adrian; three sisters and their husbands, Charlene and Jim Cassaday, Donna, Texas, Vera and Roger Crick, Kansas City, and Wilma and Dick Wynne, Morrill, Nebraska; brother and wife, Arnold and Doreen Green, Leeton; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

GREEN, Clyde C.
1918-2012
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clyde C. Green, age 93 of Windsor, Missouri passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Clinton. Clyde was a farmer. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his nieces, Patricia Green, Kathryn Long, Sharon Green, and Marilyn Johnson, all of Clinton, Betty Testerman of Cassville, Missouri, Carolyn Bosley of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Wanda Houk of Blairstown, Missouri, Linda Holek of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; and his nephew, Raymond Green of Deepwater, Missouri.

GREEN, Delores J. SHRINER CARR
1941-2010
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Delores J. (Shriner) Green, 69, of Spring City, Tennessee, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died, Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at the Spring City Care Center, Spring City. She was born May 29, 1941, in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Paul Andrew Shriner and June Etta (Lambert) Shriner, who preceded her in death. Delores had fought a courageous battle against many elements, but died on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. She was in declining health for many years, but on July 14, 2010 Michael and I (Julie) had to put her on hospice. This was so hard we cried for many hours that day. Delores accepted Jesus Christ as her Personal Savior early in life. She was a member of Community of Christ (RLDS) in Clinton, Mo. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was loved by so many, words can't express the pain we are feeling right now. Delores was married a total of 5 times. She first married James Reed Porterfield on June 14,1962. After divorcing him, she married Michael Mickey Carr in July 15, 1966, who preceded her in death Aug 24, 1988. By this time, she had divorced him and married Johnny Higman on 01 Nov 1982. Johnny died in March of 1988. She then divorced him, and married Harry Edward Green on April 14, 1987, who also preceded her in death on Jan 03, 1994. Later that year on March 02, 1994, she married Harry's brother, Clyde Green, who survives of Windsor. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son Michael S. Carr, his wife Julie (Allen) Carr (formerly of Eldon, Mo), and their two kids Michael W. and Stephanie J. Carr all of Cleveland, TN; Another son Paul S. Carr, his wife Kimberly (Heskitt) Carr, and their daughter Cassidy G. Carr all of Chilhowee, MO; A brother, Richard Shriner and his wife Linda and his 2 boys Paul Joseph and Andrew John Shriner all of PA. A sister, Nancy Robertson of PA, Nancy's daughter, Karen Shriner and her 3 boys Justin, Brandon, and Cody all of CA. Nancy's Son, Daryl Shriner, his wife Mary Lou, and his 2 daughters Amanda and Jocelyn Shriner all of PA. A Sister-in-law, Deanna Shriner and her three children, Donald, Debbie, and Deanna Pikeo. Uncle Joseph Shiner of PA and Aunt Sue Procasky of OH. She also has Step-nieces: Patricia Green, Kathryn Long, and Anna Ingram, who were all raised by Harry Green. Several cousins, and friends. I couldn't list all the nurses at Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center , who helped with mom. However, two of which who will never leave our hearts are Tammy and Kevin. I don't think I would have made it through this if it wasn't for them by our side. The guilt of having to put Mom in a nursing home has disappeared as we realized that people like Tammy and Kevin cared and loved Mom everyday and night when we couldn't be there. In the last few weeks, we also had Sally, who was the hospice nurse. She, too, as helped as through this very hard time. In addition to her parents and husbands listed above, she was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Andrew Shriner, Jr. on March 28, 1996, and many Uncles, Aunts, and cousins. Graveside services was held Saturday, August 7, at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

GREEN, Donald Eugene
1935-2008
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 18 2008 - Donald Eugene Green, son of Clarence and Beulah Green, was born on July 5, 1935, in Deepwater, and died at the St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, on August 24, 2008, at the age of 73 years. He was married to Maryelta Green, who preceded him in death on May 14, 2004. He worked at Lakeland Schools for 20 years before retiring 13 years ago. He was preceded in death by his wife Maryelta; his parents; two sisters and two brothers. Donald is survived by five sons, Eddy E. Green, Donald R. Green, and Kenneth W. Green, all of Brownington, Danny L. Green, Kansas City, and Mickie E. Green, Omaha, Nebraska; a daughter Mary E. Eisel, Clinton; three sisters, Ruth Trenary, Joplin, Linda Holek, Shawnee, Kansas, and Sharon Kay Green, Clinton; 10 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and interment was held at Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, on Wednesday, August 27.

GREEN, Donnie Lee
1951-2006
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 11 2006 - Donnie Lee Green, 54, of Clinton, died Friday evening, July 21, 2006, in Clinton. He was born August 2, 1951, in Clinton, the son of Robert Lee Green and Doris Louise (Collins) Green. On September 21, 1971, in Clinton, he married Sharon Kay Green, who survives of the home in Clinton. Donnie worked for Central Missouri State University as an equipment manager and at Clearfield Cheese Company for several years. He then worked at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Harrisonville, Mo., for 5 years. Donnie became a Christian on Easter Sunday in 1975 and was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, where he served as a deacon and sang in the church choir. He loved his church and church family. He spent time working jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles and playing board games, especially the Aggravation game. He enjoyed nature and like to fish and watch birds, especially hummingbirds. He loved to joke, tease and have fun. Classical music was one of his favorites and his artistic talents were evident in his beautiful handwriting. Donnie was a family man and a loving and caring husband and dad. He cared about people and was always ready to help someone. He looked forward to family gatherings and barbecues. He was a good Christian man and will be missed. In addition to his wife, Sharon Kay, of the home in Clinton, survivors include a son, Brandon Green and his wife, Teea, Antioch, Tennessee; a sister, Donna Pitts and her husband Ron, Clinton; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GREEN, Dorothy MANTONYA
1932-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 24 2006 - Dorothy (Mantonya) Green, 73, formerly of Clinton, died at her home on July 22, 2006, in California, Missouri. Preceding her in death are her parents, Chester and Myrtle Mantonya; two brothers, Earl and Lee Mantonya; two sisters, Eva Murray and Anna Belle Springer. She is survived by six children, Jeanne Johnson and husband Mike, Mary Jane Mosely and husband Mo, Donna King, David King, Daryell King, all of California, and Johnny King of Council Bluffs, Iowa; three sisters, Ruth Moore, Mary Batschelett, Martha Orr; one brothers, Everett Mantonya; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 26, at the Main Street Baptist Church in California, Missouri. Bowlin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GREEN, Eathyl Mae GARREN
1933-2011
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Eathyl Mae Green, age 78, formally of Windsor, MO passed away on December 9, 2011 at the Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at the Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, followed by an interment at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Eathyl is preceded in death by her beloved son Leo Garren, her brothers Charles and Leroy Garren, her parents Arthur and Eula Garren. She is survived by her sons Charles and Doug Garren, her daughters Beverly Gress, Cindy Schroeder, and Leslie Stephens. Three sisters Virginia, Shirley and Hazel and two brothers Art and William. Fourteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

GREEN, Edith Marie
1921-2006
Greene County Memorial Cemetery, Paragould, Greene Co, AR
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 23 2006 - Edith Marie Green, 84, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at David Life Care Center East, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Graveside services will be Friday, March 24, at Greene County Memorial Gardens, Paragould, Arkansas. She was born in Corning, Arkansas. She lived in Waynesville and Warsaw, before moving to Pine Bluff one year ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warsaw. She was preceded in death by her parents Harvey t. and Dora Bolin Pogue; one sister Wilma Pogue, and three brothers, Harvey T. "Cotton" Pogue, Donald Pogue and Lavelle Bolin. She is survived by one son Glenn Green, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Narlene Tabor of Paragould, Arkansas, and Glenna Powell, Conway, Arkansas.

GREEN, Effie ADKINSON WILEY
1885-1961
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Urich-Montrose Herald Tidings, Aug 4 1961 - Funeral services were held July 20 at Osceola for Mrs. Jim Green, former Clintonian, who died at the Osceola Medical Hospital July 17. Burial was in Osceola cemetery. Effie Adkinson, daughter of David and Nancy Adkinson, was born June 9, 1885, near Macomb, Ill. She was married to Marion Wiley. Two children were born to the couple. One died in infancy. In 1894 the family moved to the vicinity of Pittsburg, Kan., where they farmed for many years. In 1919 she moved to Clinton where she made her home for several years before coming to Osceola. She married Jim Green in 1922. Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Leona McMillin, Osceola; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. - St. Clair County Courier

GREEN, Florence Elizabeth REEDY
1922-2007
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 1 2007 - Florence Elizabeth Green went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 23, 2007, in Portland, Oregon. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 2, at Mid Cities Bible Church, 3224 Cheek Sparger Road, Bedford, Texas. A short service will follow at the DFW National Cemetery In Grand Prairie, Texas. Florence's remains will be buried at the same site of her husband's Donald H. Green. Florence was born on October 27, 1922, in Marionville, Missouri, to Carroll Reedy and Myrtle Connan Reedy. Raised in central Missouri, she left her roots when she went to work in Washington, D.C., at the beginning of World War II. In 1942, Florence was working at the switchboard of the Veterans Hospital in Excelsior Springs, when she met Donald Howard Green, a patient there. Florence and Don were married on May 2, 1943. They lived in Missouri, Texas, Illinois and Iowa and finished raising their four sons in Dallas, Texas. Mom was a homemaker, worked as a church secretary and supported Dad In his university studies. Mom considered herself a Texan, pursued her family genealogy and liked looking at bluebonnets. Mom enjoyed activities with her grandchildren and camping with Dad. After Dad died in 2005, Mom lived alone for a short time, visited In Pennsylvania and was finally cared for by family in Portland, Oregon. Florence was preceded in death by an infant twin sister, Flora Ellen; her parents and her husband. Florence Green Is survived by a sister Anna Palmer (John), Clinton; sons, Howard (Ginger) of Bedford, Texas, Dennis (Pamela) of Aztec, New Mexico, Robert (Carol) of Portland, Oregon, David (Betty Lou) of Fogelsville, Pennsylvania: grandchildren, Mandy Green (Andy Johnson) of Portland, Oregon, Matthew Green of Anchorage, Alaska, Annaleah Bloom (Andy) of Denver, Colorado, Jeffrey Green (Kara) of Wheaton, Illinois, Jessica Shown (Jeremiah) of Vancouver, Washington, Robyn Green of Lubbock, Texas, Allison Green of Tyler, Texas, Kristen Mills (David) of Vancouver, Washington, Rebecca, David and Michelle Green of Fogelsville, Pennsylvania; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

GREEN, Gildy Roy
1909-1997
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gildy Roy Green, known as Roy to everyone, was born October 20, 1909, in Osceola, the son of William and Della Simmons Green. Roy died Monday, June 16, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 87. As a young man on August 24, 1933, in Brownington, Roy married Grace Marie Brown, and to this union were born six children, two sons, Melvin and Wayne, and four daughters, Dorothy, Wanda, Carol and Ann. Roy worked for the City of Clinton with the Street Department and retired in December of 1974 after 24 years of service. After his retirement, Roy started his own trash service and operated it until 1994. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his six children, Wanda Houk, Blairstown, Ann Johnson, Clinton, Carol Bosley, Pleasant Hill, Dorothy Raulerson, Live Oak, Florida, Wayne Green, Urich, and Melvin Green, Troy, Illinois; a brother Clyde Green of Windsor; a sister Minnie Benson of Piggott, Arkansas; 19 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

GREEN, Harold L.
1923-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 28 2005 - Harold L. Green, 82, of Clinton, Missouri, died Thursday, November 17, 2005, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, in Clinton, Mo. Memorial services will be Tuesday, November 22, at the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, Mo, under the direction of Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Besides his wife Connie of the home, he is survived by a daughter, Patricia L. Hix and her husband, Lonnie R., Gillette, Wyoming; a grandson, Michael S. Hix and his wife, Karla, Highlands Ranch, Colorado; a granddaughter, Jennifer R. Gauthier and her husband, Benjamin S., Gillette, Wyoming; 7 great-grandchildren, Kortney M. Hix, Mikayla B. Hix, Kyle A. Hix, Skylar T. Gauthier, Spencer L. Gauthier, Gunnar Z. Gauthier and Garner T. Gauthier; a sister, Katherine Naylor, Overland Park, Kansas and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, George Robert Green and Marion Alvin Green and a sister, Barbara Snell.

GREEN, Harriet J. BLEDSOE
1839-1930
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - On the 4th of August 1939 Miss Harriett Bledsoe first saw the light of day in Summerset, Kentucky. It is here that she grew to womanhood. In Sept. 1864, she as united in holy wedlock to Doctor H. Green, a dentist. In 1864 they came to Clinton, Mo., which they made their home during the rest of their lives. Dr. Green was called form her side in 1901. The Lord had blessed this union with three children. One son, John, was called out of their midst by the Heavenly Father when he was 32 years of age. The other two are Walter T. Green of Galesburg, Ill., and Mrs. Effie Cornick of Clinton. Mrs. Green was a very intelligent woman and wrote considerable poetry. She was a lifelong Baptist and came to Clinton almost in time to be a charter member of the First Baptist Church here. She attended as long as she was able but her age and health did not permit it during the last years of her life. Besides the two children mentioned above she leaves to mourn her departure after an earthly sojourn of over 90 years, two stepchildren, Wallace Green of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Lulu Gaskill of Dennison, Texas; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the Arthur Cornick resident on East Henry street on Tuesday afternoon, after which the mortal remains were laid to rest in Englewood.

GREEN, Harry E.
1901-1994
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harry Green died Monday, January 3, 1994 in Golden Valley Hospital after a lingering illness. He was born June 4, 1901 to the late William and Della Green in Warsaw. He moved to Clinton at age one, where he then was a life time resident. He was a farmer all his life. He also worked for the city of Clinton where he retired in 1965. he was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church in Clinton for many years. He is survived by his wife Delores J. Green of the home; two stepsons, Michael and Paul Carr of Clinton; three nieces whom he raised in his home, Kathryn Long and Patricia Green, both of Clinton and Anna Ingram of O'Kemah, Ok.; two brothers, Roy and Clyde Green, both of Clinton; two sisters, Beulah Green of Clinton and Minnie Benson of Piggott, Arkansas. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, wife Clara, brother Lee and sister Florence. Funeral services were at Sickman and Dunning Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 6. Burial was in the Clinton Memory Gardens.

GREEN, Helen CONGROVE
1916-2005
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 17 2005 - Helen Congrove Green, 88, Bella Vista, Arkansas, died Friday, January 14, 2005, at the Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista. She was born April 28, 1916, in Platte County, the daughter of Earl and Hazel Congrove. A registered nurse, she was a graduate of St. Luke's School of Nursing and retired as the director of the visiting Nurses of Greater Kansas City in 1973. She married Paul Colbert Green December 13, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1990. Survivors include Suzanne Green Ammons and husband Darrel, Clinton, and Paula Green Young, Prairie Village, Kansas; four grandchildren, Melissa Swaters and husband Alan, Montrose, Stephanie Napier and husband Bryce, Prairie Village, Kansas, Amy Hansen and husband Eric, Denver, Colorado, and Robert Young and wife Kate, Madison, Wisconsin; four great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton.

GREEN, Henry Cooper Sr.
1949-2006
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2006 - Henry Cooper Green Sr., 57, Clinton, died Thursday, December 21, 2006, in Clinton. Memorial services will be Friday, December 29, at the Allen Street Baptist Church, Clinton. He was born in Independence. He was a maintenance man for the Magic Coin Laundry in Clinton. He is survived by his son Henry C. Green Jr. and wife Ashlee, Clinton; his ex-wife Kathy Green, Clinton; one brother Richard Green, state of Arkansas, and three sisters, Eunice Crain and Kay Ricker, both of Stockton, and Sue Goucher of Independence.

GREEN, Horatio Dr.
1813-1901
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 1901 - Dr. Horatio Green died September 22, 1901, in Clinton and was buried in Englewood. He came to Clinton with his family in August of 1868 and located on North Main where he practiced dentistry for many years. Born in Oneida county, New York in 1813; married Amanda Meece in Lebanon, Kentucky; four children, two living - Wallace Green of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Lula Patrick of Denison, Texas. His first wife died and in 1864 he married Harriet Bledsoe in Louisville. Three children survive - Walter at Marshall and Miss Effie and Johnnie at the home. He was a man of firmness and marked opinions, yet quiet and unostentatious. He was a character in his way, respected, and his society was sought. He was an inventive genius whose brain wrought much handiwork. In recent years, he was engaged in perfecting a cash register of surpassing excellence. He retained mental faculties remarkable in a person of 88. The funeral was at the home at 517 East Grandriver and burial was in Englewood.

GREEN, Ida Pearl JOHNSON
1931-2006
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2006 - Ida Pearl Green, 75, Clinton, died Friday, December 22, 1006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 26, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. She is survived by five sons, Kenneth Woolrey and wife Wilma, Sedalia, Leo Huff and wife June, Clinton, Ricky Huff, Anderson, Jimmie Phillips and Larry Phillips and wife Paula, all of Clinton; four daughters, Levena Simpson, Donna Frederick, charlotte Stump and Rhonda Phillips, all of Clinton; one brother William Johnson, and one sister Elsie Mae Showman, both of Clinton, as well as 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

GREEN, Ivan C.
1921-2007
Hickory Point Cemetery, Green Ridge, Pettis Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 9 2007 - Ivan C. Green, 85, Calhoun, died Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was born November 1, 1921, in Hermitage, the son of Charles L. Green and Ruth (Thomas) Green. On June 11, 1951, in Windsor, he married Nellie Pearl Allen, who died October 22, 1996. He was the caretaker of Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor for many years. He loved woodworking and worked as a carpenter for Sterling Glass and Charles Bond; was a volunteer for "Meals on Wheels" and at the Henry County Museum in Clinton. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Calhoun Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Windsor VFW Post #2610; a member of the Calhoun Cemetery Board and the Calhoun Housing authority. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Green Smarr, Clinton, and Janet Cox, Green Ridge; a son George Lindemann, McAlester, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Demetrius, Marcus, Thaddeus and Crystal Cox; Lorraine Scroufe, April Collier; 9 great-grandchildren, Chara and Larrisa Sroufe, Benjamin and Noah Collier; Cecella Cox; Codie Aker and Lillie Cox, Martin and Nevaeh Cox; two brothers, Edsel Green, Preston, and Elvin Green, Urbana; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Verna Ruth White, and a grandson Arthur Lindemann. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 11, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Hickory Point Cemetery, rural Green Ridge.

GREEN, Ivan Lee
1945-2002
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2002 - Ivan Lee Green, son of Clarence Ivan and Beulah Stella Green, was born December 26, 1945, in Clinton, and died at his home in Clinton on November 24, 2002, at the age of 56 years. On July 26, Ivan married Beatrice Kay Butcher, who survives of the home. He is also survived by his son, Ivan Clarence Green; two daughters, Lisa and Sandra; two stepsons, Roger and Ralph Morlock of Windsor; two stepdaughters, Rhonda Brookman and Linda Corona of Sedalia, and four step-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Donald Green and wife Mary, Brownington; four sisters, Shirlene Greer and husband Jim, Mound City, Kansas, Beulah Ruth Trenary and Sharon Kay Green and husband Donnie, Clinton, Linda Holek and husband Jerry, Kansas City, Kansas, and an uncle, Clyde Green, Windsor, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Moehler, and a brother, Larry Green. Ivan worked several years at Rival before becoming ill. He learned that he had cancer in July of this year and accepted his illness and was very brave to the end. On November 12, 2002, while in the hospital he accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior. Ivan enjoyed camping out, hunting and fishing and being among friends and family gatherings. He will truly be missed by all who loved him but we know he will be with his Lord throughout eternity. Graveside services were held at the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, on Wednesday, November 27.

GREEN, James Cooper
1964-2002
Humansville Cemetery, Humansville, Polk Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 28 2002 - James Cooper Green, 37, Independence, died Friday, May 24, in Stockton. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 28, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Humansville, Cemetery. He was born in Jackson County. He was a plumber. He is survived by his wife Sandra, of the home; two sons, Michael Holland of Kansas City and Robert Holland of Mayview; two daughters, Cynthia Radford of Independence and Jennifer Fisher of Gladstone; his father, Jesse Green, Jr. of Rich Hill; his grandfather, Jesse O. Green of Clinton; two brothers, Joseph Green of Wellington and Michael Green of Independence; three half-brothers, Donny Molder of Deepwater, Wayne Molder of Pittsburg and Richard Molder of Clinton, and eight grandchildren.

GREEN, Jess O.
1909-2005
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 8 2005 - Jess O. Green, 95, Hermitage, formerly of Clinton, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Christian Healthcare Center of Hermitage. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 9, at Englewood Cemetery. He was born May 26, 1909, the son of Robert E. and Nora Cross Green in Birch Tree. Preceding him in death were one son Virgil Green; his parents; loved one Ruby; several brothers and sisters. Surviving are three sons, Jess Green Jr., Buckner, Richard Green, Clinton, and Henry Green, Clinton; three daughters, Elizabeth Molder, Hermitage, Sharon Kay Ricker, Hermitage, and Carolyn Goucher, Independence; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, plus great-great-grandchildren.

GREEN, John Lee
1913-1999
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 22 1999 - John Lee Green of Garden City was born March 30, 1913, at Clinton, the son of Ramsey and Ada (Hart) Green. He departed this life Saturday, November 13, 1999, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 86 years, seven months and 13 days. He lived most of his young life with the Staley and Grosshart families near Creighton. He was a truck driver before moving to California when he was 23-years-old. On November 8, 1936, John was united in marriage to Bonnie Louise Gregg in the Community Congregational Church, Mojave, California. John was employed by the Railway Express Agency, Fresno, California, for 38 years, until his retirement in 1974. John accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior on March 9, 1975, and had been a devout Christian and a member, deacon and board member of the Creighton Christian Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the Army Medical Corps. John spent one year in the Untied States and 26 months overseas in the European Theatre. He saw action in the battles of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. John received the American Campaign, European Champaign, African Campaign, Middle Eastern Campaign and Victory medals. John and Bonnie enjoyed traveling. He also liked gardening, working with wood and was a good carpenter. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Denver Green, and two sisters, Smithreid Miller and Pansy Pfeffer. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bonnie L. Green, of the home; a half-brother, Don Laurin, Cheyenne, Wyoming; a half-sister, Bessie Porter, Colbert, Washington. Uncle John was a favorite of all his nieces and nephews and was also much loved by all of his relatives and friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 17, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Garden City Cemetery.

GREEN, Leslie D.
1927-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leslie D. Green was killed on Thursday, December 26, 1991, in an automobile accident in Warsaw.

GREEN, Mary L. BROWN
1930-2006
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 17 2006 - Mary L. "Brown" Green, daughter of Arley and Ethel Josephine (Shepard) Brown, was born February 15, 1930 in Clinton. She passed away at the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas on Apri1 23, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Mary was a graduate of Clinton High School. She married Thomas F. Green and they enjoyed 49 years together. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Shepard Brown and her father Arley Brown. She leaves her husband, Thomas F. Green of the home; one son Darel Green of Olathe, Kansas; three daughters, Sharon Mayse and husband, Dennis of Olathe, Kansas, Patricia Soderholm and Annette Walton both of Clinton; one brother, Walter L. Brown of Dearborn, Missouri; one sister, Alice Pricer and husband Ray of Independence; one brother, Walter L. Brown, Dearborn; as well as six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife and mother. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, April 27, 2006. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GREEN, Maryelta Thaydene HIATT
1938-2004
Maplewood & Brownington Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2004 - Maryelta Thaydene Green - Mary to some, Sadie or Thaydene by others, friend by all. Beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, mother-in-law and friend. A woman of many names. She was born September 10, 1938, in Wichita, Kansas, daughter of Arthur M. and Greeta Cox Hiatt. She died May 14, 2004, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City. Mary is survived by her husband of 46 years, Donald; six children, Eddy E. Green, Donald R. Green and wife Jana, Kenneth W. Green, all of Brownington, Danny L. Green, Kansas City, Mickie Green and wife Dixie, Omaha, Nebraska, and Mary E. Eisel and husband Randy K., Clinton; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Evelyn Hoover, Brownington and Effie Walker and husband Bill, Larned, Kansas. Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, Jack and Robert Cody and one sister Charlene Cody. Graveside services were held May 18 at the Brownington Cemetery.

GREEN, Mildred BROWN
1945-2011
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mildred Green, age 65, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, formerly of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at her home in Cape Girardeau. Graveside Services will be Monday, January 17, 2011 at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. Mildred was born in Warrensburg, Missouri the daughter of Estel and Margaret Brown. She was married to Walter Green who preceded her in death in 2008. She worked for Rival Manufacturing before retiring. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Estel and Margaret Brown; her husband, Walter and a brother. She is survived by one son, John Owen of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; two daughters, Renee Simmons and husband, Ronnie of Sweet Springs, Missouri and Lisa Butterfield of Nevada, Missouri; as well as eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

GREEN, Patricia Rose
1947-2015
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Patricia R. Green, 68, died Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at her home. Patricia was born to Lee and Vertta (Brizendine) Green on July 21, 1947, in Neosho. She loved country music and was a member of the Friendly Pentecostal Church where she taught Sunday School for 30 years and picked up children to bring them to church. Patricia worked for 45 years at Clearfield and Schreiber Cheese, Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Walter and Richard Green and Joe Sizemore, along with sisters, Flora Ray and Betty Testerman. Patricia is survived by brother Raymond Green of Macks Creek; sister, Katherine Long of Clinton, Jackie Schroder of Windsor; caregivers, Pastor Jim and Brenda Freeman, along with many friends, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 17, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was In Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton.

GREEN, Ramsey V. (Ramzy)
1886-1926
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Dec 4 1925 - Ramsey Green was stabbed to death at his home at Creighton, at an early hour last Sunday. Alleged reports are that there had been a card game upstairs in his home, which resulted in a fight and his death. The Cass county Sheriff has made an arrest. Green lived in Clinton for five or six years on Allen street, being foreman of the Clinton Line section here. He was holding a similar position at the time of his death. He leaves a wife in very poor health and six small children. He was buried at Fields Creek cemetery.

GREEN, Richard Junior
1933-1993
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Richard J. Green, 60, died Tuesday, November 2, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital. He worked for the Katy Railroad and also, at one time, for the city. he is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of the home; one son, Robert Green and two daughters, Hazel and Stacey Green, all of Clinton; one step-son, Loren Vogler of Overland park, Ks.; a stepdaughter, Rita Lowe of Archie; two brothers, Raymond Green of Deepwater and Walter Green of Clinton; four sisters, Betty Testerman of St. Joseph, Patricia Green and Katheryn Long, both of Clinton, and Flora Ray of Windsor; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, November 5, at Sickman-Dunning chapel. Burial will be in Englewood.

GREEN, Ruby FAILER
1925-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 2001 - Ruby (Failer) Green, 75, Las Vegas, Nevada and formerly of Windsor, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at a Las Vegas, Nevada hospital. She had made a successful and courageous battle with cancer and died suddenly of an unrelated condition. She was born May 29, 1925, in Windsor, the daughter of James Failer and Ollie Elizabeth (Belshe) Failer. She was married to Ira "Ted" Green, who died September 30, 1990. She and her husband owned a small business in Windsor before moving to Las Vegas in 1952. She was employed at the time of her death as a medical office manager for Dr. S. Joseph LaMancusa, a position she held for 34 years. She is survived by two daughters, Judi Edwards, Easthampton, Massachusetts, and Janet Green, Doyelstown, Pennsylvania; a sister, Jean Ricketts, Independence; a granddaughter and husband, Angie and James Murray; three great-grandchildren, Anthony, Jennifer and Andrew, Las Vegas, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred and Grover Green, and a sister, Geneva Nieman. Graveside services will be Thursday, May 24, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GREEN, Sylvia Maxine SUITER
1920-1992
Iconium Cemetery, Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sylvia Maxine Green, at the age of 71, passed away Saturday morning, July 25, 1992 at Golden Valley Hospital. She was born September 11, 1920 in Wisdom, the daughter of James William and Ida Emma Jean Suiter. On December 20, 1941, she was united in marriage to Payton A. Green. They spent their married life together in Henry and Benton Counties, where they raised six children; Shirley Darlene, Paul Dean, Sherman Leon, Nola Jean, Norval Lee and Helen Elaine. She was the City Collector of Deepwater while raising her children. She worked by her husband's side at Green's Cafe in Warsaw and later owned and operated the Patio Drive in Lowry City as well as operating her beauty salon. She was saved at the Mt. Zion Church in Wisdom and she raised her children in the First Church of the Nazarene in Deepwater. She was preceded in death by her husband, Payton A. Green, on February 15, 1970; her son, Paul Dean Green on March 10, 1945. She is survived by Earl Stackhouse, Sr., of the home; her children, Shirley Kalwei and husband, Harold, of Lee's Summit; Sherman Green and wife Jorgia, of Clinton; Nola Smith and husband Bob, of Warsaw; Norval Green of Belton; Helen McClure and husband David of Deepwater; four other children she called her own, Kathy Hobbs and husband Jim of Thayer; Earl Jr. of Deepwater; Karen Hinkle and husband David of Clinton; and the late Andy Lee Stackhouse; three sisters, Verna Cunningham of Warsaw, Alma Crabtree of Kansas City, Evelyn Callahan of Smithville; 32 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 28, 1992 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Iconium Cemetery.

GREEN, Thomas Franklin
1927-2007
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 16 2007 - Thomas F. Green, 79, died Monday, October 1, 2007, after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 18, 1927, to H. Stone and Inez (Gover) Green. He married his childhood sweetheart, Mary L. Brown, and moved to Olathe, Kansas, where he was employed by and retired from Delco Battery. Following his retirement in 1982, Tom and Mary moved back to Clinton, where they both enjoyed their retirement until her passing in April 2006. Tom was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors, walking, visiting and spending time with his dear friend, Lewis Wilson. He also enjoyed working as a door greeter at Wal-Mart for eight years and seeing his many friends and acquaintances. Tom was a veteran of World War II where he served in the United States Navy on the U. S.S. Shenandoah from February 1945 until January 1949. He was a member of the VFW, AmVets, American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 49 years, Mary; five sisters, four brothers and daughter-in-law, Ilene Green. Survivors include four children, Sharon Mayes (Dennis) and Darel Green, both of Olathe, Kansas, and Patricia Soderholm and Annette Walton, both of Clinton; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, all of whom loved him and will miss him immensely. He is also survived by his loving companion Pearl Leavelle. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, October 4. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

GREEN, Walter LeRoy
1943-2008
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 13 2008 - Walter LeRoy Green was born on October 20, 1943, in Neosho, the son of Lee Oliver and Vennetta Lorene (Brizindine) Green. He died on Jan. 28, 2008, at Golden valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 63 years. Walter worked as a laborer. He is survived by three sons, Douglas Garren of Leeton, Charles Garren and Leo Garren, both of Windsor; three daughters, Leslie Stephens, Cindy Schroeder and Beverly Gress, all of Clinton; two brothers, Joseph Sizemore of Clinton and Raymond Green of Deepwater; four sisters, Jacklin Garren of Leeton, Patricia Green of Clinton, Kathryn Long of Clinton and Betty Testerman of Missouri; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 31. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

GREEN, Wayne Dale
1951-2000
Paul Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 24 2000 - Wayne Dale Green, 48, Clinton, died at his home Tuesday, August 22, 2000. Mr. Green was born September 29, 1951, in Clinton, to Gildy Roy Thomas and Grace Marie Brown Green. He had lived his entire life in Clinton where he was employed with Herrman Lumber Company as a yardman. On October 3, 1970, he married the former Bonnie Stephens in Clinton. She survives of the home. Additional survivors are one son, Michael Green of the home; three daughters, Leanna Henry of Clinton, Mitchell Caldwell and her husband Ronny, Urich, and Shannon Mead and her husband Scott, Clinton; four sisters, Dorothy Raulerson of Clinton, Wanda Houk, Blairstown, Carol Bosley of Pleasant Hill, and Ann Johnson, Clinton; eight grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Barbara Green, Troy, Illinois. Memorial serivces will be held Sunday, September 3, at the Paul Cemetery at Huntingdale.

GREENE, Jane E. DOYLE
1838-1887
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Jane E. Greene, who died April 3rd, 1887, was born April 6th, 1838, in White county Tenn., and was married to John F. Greene May 3rd, 1854. They moved to Missouri, in the fall of 1867, and settled in Tebo township, Henry county. She was converted to Christ and joined the Baptist Church at Calhoun, of which she was a member at her death. Her Christian life was distinguished by an unwavering faith in God. Steadfast and immovable, she rested upon the great foundation, Christ Jesus. Her bodily sufferings were great, but through them all, she remained to the last, the same unmurmuring child of God. Hence the scripture, "Blessed are the death which die in the Lord." She leaves to mourn her loss, her affectionate husband, one son, and three daughters. - D.M.D.

GREENE, Marvin Howard
1914-2005
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 8 2005 - Marvin Howard Greene, 90, Chilhowee, died Sunday, February 6, 2005, at Holden Manor Care Center. He was born September 13, 1914, near Fremont, the son of George Washington Greene and Fannie Barnes Greene. On November 20, 1933, he married Norma Lorene Bruce and together they operated a crop and livestock farm east of Chilhowee which they purchased in the early 1950s. Survivors include his wife Norma, of their home; four sons and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Peggy Greene, Chilhowee, Allen and Carol Greene, Hagarville, Arkansas, Mac and Linda Greene, Chilhowee, and Jim and Anne Greene, Huntsville, Arkansas; one brother, Bill Greene, Mountain View; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers; one sister; two infant daughters, Carolyn and Marlene, and a grandson, Bryan. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 10, at Williams Funeral Chapel, Holden. Burial will follow in Carpenter Cemetery, southwest of Chilhowee.

GREENE, Norma Lorene BRUCE
1915-2006
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 9 2006 - Norma Lorene (Bruce) Greene, 90, Chilhowee, died Monday, August 7, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. she was born Friday, August 27, 1915, in Shawnee County, Oklahoma, the daughter of James and Ira Belle Bruce. She was raised near Eminence and Fremont. On November 20, 1933, she married Marvin Howard Greene, who died February 6, 2005. They operated a crop and livestock farm east of Chilhowee, which they purchased in the early 1950s. She worked as a cook at ear restaurants and schools. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Peggy Greene of Chilhowee, Allen and Carol Greene, Hagerville, Arkansas, Mac and Linda Greene, Chilhowee and Jim and Anne Greene, Huntsville, Arkansas; two sisters, Lela Counts and Lucy Allen, Fredricktown; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, five sisters, two infant daughters, Carolyn and Marlene, and a grandson Bryan. Funeral services are Thursday, August 10, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Burial will follow in Carpenter Cemetery.

GREENE, Shirley Jane VARNER
1941-2015
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Shirley Greene, 73, of Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday evening, February 1, 2015, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. She was born June 23, 1941, in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Guy Roma Varner and Bessie Leona (Creach) Varner. On September 7, 1969, in Warrensburg, Mo., she married M. R. "Russell" Greene and he preceded her in death on August 3, 1996. Shirley worked for a period of time as a nurse's aide for several local nursing homes and hospitals. She then worked as a custodian for Central Missouri State University, now University of Central Missouri, for 27 years before her retirement. She enjoyed going to Silver Dollar City and camping at Bennett Springs and Roaring River State Park. She also liked to play card games and was an active member of the Windsor Senior Center and the OATS program. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Survivors include a son, David Tiblow, Windsor, Mo.; 2 grandsons, Matthew Tiblow and Levi Tiblow; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, Glenn Varner and his wife Jane Ann, Leeton, Mo.; two nephews, Barry and Andy Varner and several cousins, including Glen Creach and his wife Betty, Windsor, Mo. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents a special friend, Dale Wilborn. Funeral services will be Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GREENFIELD, Josephine RUSH
1924-2001
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 10 2001 - Josephine Greenfield was born April 8, 1924, at Osceola, daughter of J.M. and Iona Rush. She died July 31, 2001, at her home in Independence. She had lived in Clinton up until the last six years. She was a homemaker. She married Charlie Greenfield, who preceded her in death in 1990. Her parents, two brothers and 11 sisters also preceded her. Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Charles Greenfield and Clifford Greenfield; one daughter, Lilly Ann Stine, all of Independence; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 4 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GREENHALGE, Warren
1864-1910
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 16 1910 - Died, Warren Greenhalge, with lung trouble, at Johnstown, Colorado. Son of J. R. Greenhalge and born near Montrose June 28, 1864. Married Miss Josephine Bonham of Clinton who survives him, as do two daughters, Evelyn and Ruth, and one son Wendell Howard. He had been a successful manager of lumber firms in Clinton, Windsor, Houstonia and Moberly. Became afflicted with lung trouble three years ago and moved to Colorado. Two brothers, Ed and Ellis, near Montrose; five sisters, Mrs. Harry Massie, Fayette, Mrs. Will Condon, Johnstown, Colorado, and Misses Mattie, Nora and Nellie at home.

GREENWELL, Jewell E.
abt 1911-2005
Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 16 2005 - Mrs. Jewell E. Greenwell, 95, Lowry City, died Wednesday, December 14, 2005, at Clinton Healthcare in Clinton. Among survivors are two sons, Raymond of Corsicana, Texas, and Bill Greenwell of Lowry City; three daughters, Wanda Goans and Brenda Simmons of Clinton and Rosetta Goss of Osawatomie, Kansas; two sisters, Thelma Hubbard and Wilma Atkins, Lowry City; 19 grandchildren , 29 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 17, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola with burial in Landaker Cemetery near Lowry City.

GREENWELL, V. Wayne
1932-1999
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 20 1999 - V. Wayne Greenwell was born May 29, 1932, in Lowry City to Lawrence J. and Jewell Bray Greenwell, and died Monday, October 18, 1999, at his farm in Deepwater. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving from 1952 to 1954. In 1958 he was baptized in the strip pits north of Clinton at Garland. He joined the Garland Baptist Church. In the mid-1960's he moved his membership to the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was a farmer and heavy equipment operator. On March 22, 1952, he was married to Wanda Jean Moberly. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of the home; three children, James Wayne (Jim) Greenwell and wife, Debby, Deepwater, Deborah Jean Garcia and husband, David, Deepwater, and Ronda June Ake and husband, John, Clinton; his mother, Jewell Greenwell of Lowry City; five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Bill Greenwell and wife, Deanie, Deepwater, Raymond Greenwell and wife, Zela, Texas; three sisters, Wanda Goans of Lowry City, Brenda Simmons and husband, Kelly, Clinton, and Rosetta Goss, Osawatomi, Kansas. Funeral services will be Thursday at Sheldon Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, with burial in the Deepwater Cemetery.

GREENWELL, Wanda Jean MOBERLY
1933-2003
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 20 2004 - Wanda Jean Moberly Greenwell was born October 8, 1933, in Henry County, near Quarles, the daughter of Edwin Raymond and Ethel Irene (Vestal) Moberly and died Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at her home in Deepwater. She attended Comer School for the first grade and the rest of her grade school years was spent at Curtis School. She then attended Clinton High School where she graduated and later graduated from Central Missouri Business School in Kansas City. She married Wayne Greenwell March 22, 1952, and she lived with her parents while Wayne was overseas. Three children were born to this union. She was an active member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Deepwater. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne, and two brothers, Wendel Moberly and Harold Moberly. She is survived by three children, James Wayne Greenwell and wife Debby, Deborah Jean Garcia and husband David, all of Deepwater, and Ronda Ake and husband John, Clinton; five grandchildren, Jason, Shannon and Eric Greenwell, Lawanna Austin and husband Jamie and Karen Garcia; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Marvin Moberly and wife Francis; her mother-in-law, Jewel Greenwell, Lowry City, and seven brother and sisters-in-laws, Dorothy Moberly, Emporia, Kansas, Anna Moberly, Clinton, Wanda Goans, Lowry City, Brenda Simmons and husband Kelly, Clinton, Rosetta Goss, Osawatomie, Kansas, Bill Greenwell and wife Deanie, Lowry City, and Raymond Greenwell and wife Zelia, Texas. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, January 3, with burial was in Deepwater Cemetery.

GREESON, Carl W.
1929-2004
Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 12 2004 - Carl W. Greeson, 74, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, at Independence Health Care Center. Funeral services were Monday, January 12, at D. W. Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel. Burial followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery. He was born in Henry County and had lived in this area for many years. He worked for General Motors in Quality Control until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of UAW #93, Masonic Lodge #76, member of the Nights Templar and Royal Arch, Ararat Shrine Temple and Fenton Finders of Kansas City, was also in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Barbara Greeson of the home; one son and his wife Gary and Dora Greeson, Glenpool, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Crystina and Misty Greeson, and one grandson, Richard Perez.

GREESON, Isaac Warner
1905-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 15 2004 - Isaac Warner Greeson, son of George and Cora Greeson, was born March 14, 1905, in Henry County and died at the Medical Center of Independence on March 3, 2004, at the age of 98 years. Warner had lived most of his life in Henry County until for health reasons he moved to Independence a short time ago. He was married to Ima May George Greeson, who preceded him in death. He and his brother, Tom, owned the Greeson Body Shop in Clinton and he worked for Reliance Coal Company, Clinton. He was an active member of Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton. He was preceded in death by, his parents, George and Cora Greeson; his wife Ima; his son Carl Greeson; one brother, Tom, and three sisters, Edith, Esta and Margaret. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Barbara Greeson of Independence; one grandson; Gary Gene Greeson and wife Dora, Glen Poole, Oklahoma, and two great-granddaughters, Chrystina Greeson and Misty Greeson. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, March 6. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GREESON, James Wilburn
1873-1963
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Oct 10 1963 -- James Greeson, 90, passed away Thursday at a rest home in Clinton.  Funeral services were held at the Calhoun Christian Church Sunday afternoon. Mr. Greeson had been a member of the Christian church 67 years.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth "Nona" Stocking of Calhoun and Mrs. Frank "Ruth" Goodrich of Clinton; 11 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Heard of Clinton and Mrs. Lena Beasley of St Louis.

GREGG, Claris Nadoine KISNER PAYNE
1921-1990
Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Bates Co, MO
Claris N. Gregg, 69, Latour, died Tuesday, May 8, 1990, at Research Belton Hospital. She was born in Deepwater and lived in Kansas City, Warrensburg, and Harrisonville before moving to Latour in 1981. She attended the East Lynne Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Ernest E. Gregg, of the home; two sons, John L. Payne, Holden, and William L. Payne, Kansas City; four daughters, Betty Jean Deardorff, Harrisonville, Karen Sue Kendrick, Garden City, Kathy N. Millican, New Albany, Miss., and Ruby Belle Gregg, Marshall; three brothers, Glenn Kisner, Centerview, Richard Kisner, Independence, and Allen Kisner, Brazil; three sisters, Ruth Jensen, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Betty Goring and Bonnie Gassen, both of Higginsville; nineteen grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday, May 11, at the Dickey Chapel in Garden City. Burial was at the Crescent Hill Cemetery near Adrian. (Note: she was the daughter of William Ezra and Effie Viola Davis Kisner)

GREGG, Doris Mae HARRIS
1920-2001
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 13 2001 - Doris Mae (Harris) Gregg was born September 24, 1920, in Kansas City, to Frank and Edith Harris and died at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, on April 1, 2001, at the age of 80 years. Doris was baptized at an early age of four at the Park Evangelical Christian Church. She was educated in Kansas City, attending the Benton Elementary School and Central High School. On January 15, 1944, she married Hugh Chandis Gregg. She lived all of her life in Kansas City until moving to Clinton in 1952. She and her husband purchased a farm east of Clinton and moved to the community in April of that year. She often made the statement that for being a city girl, she sure did love the country life. In October 1941 Doris began her working career at Montgomery Ward in Kansas City, working her way up to an auditor of several departments and continued working there until 1952 when they moved to Clinton. In September of that same year she was asked to come to the Clinton catalog store and be credit manager which she did and remained there until December 1963. In October she went to work for Alva Allen Industries and was employed until 1976. In January 1977 she was asked to work for R. L. Dunning as his secretary both in Jefferson City and Clinton as his in-district secretary until December 31, 1990, at which time they both retired after 14 years. Doris joined the order of Rainbow Girls in Kansas City and worked diligently holding all offices and as Worthy Advisor. She received the Grand Cross of Color which is an honor at the state level. She loved this work as it was based on the Bible and the life of Christ. After Rainbow work she joined the Eastern Star Organization and she and her sister was initiated by their mother as Worthy Matron. Doris transferred her church membership from the Grace Presbyterian Church in Kansas City in 1970 to the Clinton Christian Church where her membership still remains. She never lost her faith in God through trying times and loved her church very much. Doris tried to practice the "Golden Rule" at all times. Doris was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club for 29 years and was a past president. In 1993 she joined the Golden Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She loved the great outdoors and enjoyed God's nature and beauty. Doris loved people and made many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Hugh. She is survived by her sister, Virginia Hawes and husband, Harry of Sacramento, California, and one nephew, Stephen Hawes and wife, Kantee and Niece, Wendy Reese, and husband Rick. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, April 4. Graveside services and burial was at the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City.

GREGG, Dorothy Evelyn RAMBO
1918-2006
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 12 2006 - Dorothy Evelyn Gregg, 88, Tullahoma, Tennessee, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday, December 10, 2006, at Life Care Center. Graveside services will be Thursday, December 14, at Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Gregg was born on August 7, 1918, in Lowry City, daughter of Charles Raymond and Lena Pearl Hinkle Rambo. She was an inspector for Unitog Clothing Company. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Spring Creek Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her parents and husband Darwin D. Gregg. She is survived by two sons, Robert Payne and wife Sandy, Jamel Payne and wife Sandi; two brothers, William H. Rambo and Melvin Rambo; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

GREGG, Dorothy Juanita
1926-1941
Parker-Gregg Cemetery, Creighton, Johnson Co, MO
The Creighton Banner July 3, 1941 - Dorothy Juanita Gregg was born at Dayton, Missouri, March 20, 1926, the youngest of ten children, to George and Pearl Gregg, and passed away June 28, 1941, at the Mercy hospital in Kansas City, Mo. The family, soon moved to Creighton, Mo. and Dorothy was enrolled in the cradle roll department of the Creighton Christian Sunday school. At eleven years of age Dorothy joined the Creighton, Christian church under the preaching of Mrs. Armstrong and was baptized August 1, 1937, into the communion of the church. Although she was only fifteen Years old at the time of her passing yet Dorothy lived a life beyond her years. Quite early she cultivated a taste for good reading and in this way she spent much of her leisure time. Through her reading experiences she fared forth with birds and flowers and trees, and the fairies of the child world. As a primary child she won a place in a reading contest by her very appreciative rendition of "There Are Fairies at the Corner of Our Garden." Because of ill health Dorothy was forced to be absent from school for months at a time. During these months she constantly looked forward to the day when she could go back to school, and when she was privileged to be in attendance, even though weak of body, it was always the opinion of her teachers that she did her work as well as it could be done. She had a willing mind and her mental ability was out of all comparison with her physical strength. Dorothy was not only a good little student but she cultivated the graces of an amiable disposition. All the children at school and in the community admired and loved Dorothy. There are also many friends of mature years who will miss her coming and going among them. A large part of this companionship was centered around her mother who so constantly cared for her little daughter during the years of her sickness, and whose hopes for her recovery sometimes ran high in spite of facts to the contrary. The tie between mother and daughter was a strong one. The mother gives us these quotations from a religious journal which Dorothy loved to read. "Somewhere today, among the hills of Heaven, She walks with all the stars around her, And we, who lost her here on earth, Grow happy, knowing God hath found her. "Our frail minds cannot comprehend the mind of the infinite God, and so we are often perplexed and we wonder why some are chosen, rather than others, but when the Great School Master of our soul says, 'School is out,' it is enough. We close our books and answer to roll call." In this same journal this passage was marked by Dorothy. "He sees when their footsteps falter, When their hearts grow weak and faint; He marks when their strength is failing, And listens to each complaint; He bids them rest for a season, For the pathway has grown too steep, And folded in fair, green pastures, He giveth His loved ones sleep." Dorothy leaves, besides her mother, Mrs. Pearl Gregg. Two sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Glenn Ewing of Urich, Mrs. T. M. Bugg of Independence, Paul Gregg of Independence, Raymond Gregg of Creighton and Theodore Gregg of Creighton. Mrs. Addie Stewart, her maternal grandmother, and Mrs. Nancy Peterson, her paternal grandmother, are still living. Services were at the Christian church Monday afternoon. Burial was made in the Parker cemetery beside her father, two sisters and two brothers, with Arnold's funeral service in charge.

GREGG, Helen Gould ROBERTS
1904-1991
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Helen Gould Gregg, daughter of William Thomas and Lou Emma Woodward Roberts, was born December 8, 1904, in Windsor, and passed away December 14, 1991, at Sycamore View Nursing Home, Clinton. She was united in marriage at George Washington Gregg April 21, 1924, at First Christian Church, St. Joseph. To this union two daughters, Reba M. Gregg and Margery Doris Gregg were born. She and her husband lived in Garden City for 50 years before she moved to Urich and later moved to Clinton in 1975. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; her two daughters, Reba and Margery; one brother, Engle Gordon Roberts and three sisters, Wilma Tenna Chipps, Eula Lee Akers and Ora Marguerite Moser. She is survive by one sister, Juanita Thornton of Springfield, and one brother-in-law Harold Akers, Aurora, as well as a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 17, 1991, at the Grant Cemetery, Creighton.

GREGG, Kenneth Lindley
1916-2008
Grant Cemetery, Creighton, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 16 2008 - Kenneth Lindley Gregg, 92, Creighton, was born March 13, 1916 near Creighton the son of Edgar Leroy and Ethel Pearl (Martin) Gregg. He departed this life Sunday, April 6, 2008 at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, Missouri at the age of 92 years and 23 days. On September 2, 1938, Kenneth was united in marriage to Dorothy Lee Stewart in Clinton, Missouri. Kenneth was named manager of the Union L.P. Gas, Co. in Creighton in 1965 until his retirement on September 31, 1981 and had formerly owned and operated Creighton Oil Company from 1959 to 1965. He had also been employed as a meat cutter at Kropf's Locker Plant, Creighton, as a carpenter and was with Westinghouse Aviation and the Missouri Public Service, Co. Kenneth was a member and Elder at the Creighton Christian Church, a charter member of the Creighton Lions Club in 1959 and had served the Creighton Community as a volunteer fireman. He loved his garden and farming and was a lifelong Creighton resident. Besides his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by three brothers, Eddie, Carl and Harold and a sister, Frances Helms. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Gregg of the home; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri. Burial will be at the Grant Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri.

GREGG, Louis Redman
1901-1932
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Louis Redman Gregg was born May 27, 1901, and departed this life at his home in the Aaron community December 17, 1932, aged 31 years, 6 months, and 20 days. His death was due to a paralytic stroke. He was united in marriage with Elsie Marie Allen, August 22, 1923, and to this union five children were born. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Gregg, four sons, Gerald Martin, Archie Leo, Francis Orville, Walter Edwin, and one daughter, Neomi Ruth; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Gregg, ten brothers and sisters and many other relatives and friends. He confessed his faith in Christ and joined the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, December 19, at the Aaron Union Church, by the Rev. Kauffman, and burial was made in the White Oak Cemetery; southwest of Urich, under the direction of Arnold's, Creighton undertakers.

GREGG, Lowell Don
1930-1997
Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lowell Don Gregg, 66, Garden City, died June 30, 1997, at his home near Garden City. He was born November 1, 1930, near Creighton, the son of Arlie Preston and Hoda Hazel (Jackson) Gregg. On October 13, 1951 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Mae Darby. Lowell was employed in the final repair department for Ford Motor Company, Claycomo Plant, Kansas City, from 1956 until his retirement in 1987. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Cass County Memorial Post #4409. Veterans of Foreign Wars, Harrisonville, and a member of the UAW Local 249, Kansas City, and the Garden City Pool League. Lowell had lived in Raymore before moving to Garden City in 1987. He was preceded in death by his father, and his wife, Evelyn on December 10, 1981. He is survived by four sons, Lowell Don Gregg Jr., Lineville, Alabama, Corbin W. Gregg and Steven Gregg both of Garden City, Arlin D. Gregg, Oceanside, California; a daughter, Cheryl Anne Price, Covington, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; his mother, Hoda Gregg, Garden City; a brother, Colburn Gregg, Englewood, Colorado; a sister, Colleen Vander Hoek, Garden City; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 3, at the Dickey Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will be in the Raymore Cemetery.

GREGG, Mildred ELWELL
1916-1967
Parker-Gregg Cemetery, Creighton, Johnson Co, MO
The Creighton Banner, Creighton, Cass Co MO, Nov 23 1967 - Mildred Gregg was born May 15, 1916, the daughter of John L. and Dora Elwell. She passed away in Columbia, Mo., November 17, 1967, at the age of 51 years, 6 months and 2 days. She received her education in the Johnson county elementary and high schools and received her college education at the Central Missouri State college, Warrensburg. She taught 6 years in rural Johnson county and the Latour school system. She taught for the past 13 years in the Urich school in the primary grades. Her mother preceded her in death when Mildred was 11 years of age. Being the only girl of the family, ildred assumed the responsibilities of the duties of the home and from then on made a home for her father and four brothers. She was also preceded in death by her father and one brother, Walter. She was united in marriage to Earl Gregg on November 20, 1942. To this marriage one daughter, Judith Ann, was born January 28, 1944. She united with Christ at an early age and was a member of the Creighton Christian church. She is survived by her husband, Earl Gregg of the home in Urich, Mo.; her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Judith Ann and Ray Bates of Peculiar, Mo.; two step-daughters and families, Mrs. Juanita Hendricks and Mrs. Lillian Haverland of Kansas City, Mo.; eight step-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; four brothers, Lester and John Elwell of Kansas City, Mo., Bruce Elwell of Archie, Mo., and Clyde Elwell of Montrose, Mo., and many many other relatives and innumerable friends, all of whom loved her having known her. She loved her home, her family and her profession deeply. This same devotion was returned by her family, her friends and those who were blessed and made better from her labors and joys of her profession. The funeral service was conducted at the Creighton Christian church Sunday afternoon, November 19. Burial was made in the Parker cemetery southwest of Creighton, Mo., under the direction of Snow's Funeral Home of Urich.

GREGG, Peggy Lou GOODSON
1930-2007
Parker-Gregg Cemetery, Creighton, Johnson Co, MO
Mrs Peggy Lou Gregg, age 76 of Creighton, Missouri, was born May 4, 1930 at Creighton, the daughter of Harry Cornealius and Monta Louella (Staley) Goodson. She departed this life Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 24 days. On December 29, 1947 Peggy was united in marriage to Donald Gene Gregg in Creighton, MO. Peggy was employed as a packer for Avon Manufacturing, Kansas City, MO for 25 years, retiring in 1998. She was a life-long member of the Creighton Christian Church. Peggy was a great giver of love and encouragement to family and friends and always had a good word of understanding and wisdom for those in need. And though she loved to sit on her deck and watch the deer and other wildlife, her happiest moments were spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her beautiful voice when she and sister, Joy sang at many weddings and funerals in the community. Peggy had lived in Creighton until 1963 when they moved to Raytown, MO. and returned to the family farm near Creighton in 1989. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Gene Gregg on December 12, 1999; a sister, Joy Salmon. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Chambers and husband Ralph, Creighton, MO; 2 grandchildren, Donnie Chambers and wife Michelle; Lisa Chambers; 4 great-grandchildren, Bethany, Lindsey, Jessica and Trhun; a brother, Harry Goodson and wife Linda, Edwards, MO; a sister, Connie Moyer and husband George, Franklin, Tenn; many nephews and nieces; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 1, 2007 at the First Christian Church, Creighton with interment in the Parker Cemetery near Creighton.

GREGG, Raymond R.
1918-1999
Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner, Jackson Co, MO
Raymond R. Gregg, 80, Stockton, Mo. died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at his home. Mr. Gregg was born on Oct. 7, 1918, near Creighton, Mo. He was a crane operator for many years doing heavy construction, and was a member of the Hoisting and Portable Engineers Local Union 101. His first wife, Margaret L. (Owen) Gregg, preceded him in death in 1982. His survivors include his wife of 16 years, Catherine Gregg of the home. Six children, Donald R. Gregg, El Dorado, Ks. Sharon L. This, Bedford, TX. Richard D. Gregg, Stockton, Mo. Alice M. Cook, Buckner, MO. Bonnie S. McGee, El Dorado Springs, Mo. Beverly Jo Cockerel, Smithville, Mo. Seven stepchildren, James Hoke, Smithville, Mo., Barbara Wade, Gladstone, Mo., Diana Noland, Kansas City, Wanda Jarvis, Warsaw, Mo., Mary Head, Weston, Mo., Patricia Head, Bolivar, Mo., and Janice Hoke, Lincoln, Mo. 19 grandchildren, 14 step grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Three step great-grandchildren. Niece, Nona Lee Johnson. Services will be Saturday at the Speaks Suburban Chapel. Burial will be in Buckner Hill Cemetery at a later date.

GREGG, Rubie Mae WILLIAMSON
1925-1959
Parker-Gregg Cemetery, Creighton, Johnson Co, MO
Creighton Banner, Creighton MO - Mrs. Rubie Mae (Williamson) Gregg was born August 18, 1925, at Deepwater, Missouri, and entered into rest, November 19, 1959, at the age of 33 years, 3 months and 1 day. At the time of her passing she was at Urbana, Mo., where she had been receiving medical treatment for the past few weeks. She was reared and educated in the Deepwater community.  Since she was one who truly believed in God, she placed her strong faith and trust in Him.  She united with the Pleasant Valley Baptist church of the Deepwater community at an early age. After her marriage to Ray Gregg of Creighton, Mo., February 25, 1950, they made their home in Creighton and she immediately transferred her membership to the Creighton Christian church. During her entire life, the home and church were placed first with the greatest emphasis upon church attendance with her family every Sunday. His faithful and constant duties to her youth Sunday school class with which she took such a great interest and felt it a pleasure to teach, will always stand out first and foremost in the memories of her beloved pupils. She has been a devoted wife and a precious mother.  Her cheerful disposition will always be remembered by her friends, neighbors, and loved ones. Her work with the church and Christian Fellowship friends will be greatly and sadly missed. If only she were here, she would especially wish to express thanks to her kind and loving friends, Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Holwell of Urbana, Mo., for their wonderful interest and kindness shown during her illness.  "May God bless them." would be her prayer. She leaves her husband, Ray Gregg, and two sons, Garey Ray, age 6 years, and Ronnie Dale, are 11 months and 22 days; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williamson of Clinton, Mo.; a brother, Roy Earl Williamson of Lynwood, California; four nieces and nephews among many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was conducted at the Creighton Christian church, Sunday afternoon, November 12. Burial was made in the Parker cemetery, southwest of Creighton, with the Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home of Clinton in charge.

GREGORY, Abby T. QUILLEN DUNHAM
1895-1966
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Abby T. Quillen Gregory, 70, daughter of Seward E. and Laura T. Dunston Quillen, was born May 21, 1895, at Weaubleau, MO. She died in May 2, 1966. On Feb 11, 1928, she married Jess Gregory. She had lived in the Clinton Community about 39 years and was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory operated a filling station and grocery on Highway 7 for many years. Prior to that they operated the Quarles Store north of Clinton. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and three step-daughters. Also, two brothers. Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery.

GREGORY, Benjamin Oliver
1919-2007
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Benjamin Oliver Gregory, age 87 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Thursday, March 22, 2007 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Memorial Services will be Sunday, March 25, 2007 at Lucas United Methodist Church, Urich, Missouri. Oliver was born near Urich, Missouri. He was a graduate of Urich High School in 1937. He was married to Roxie Eva Goodrich on June 29, 1946 in Olathe, Kansas. He was a farmer and lived near Urich until moving to Clinton in 1987. He was a member of the Lucas United Methodist Church, the Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548 where he was a fifty year member, and the Eagles Lodge of Clinton. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Roxie of the home; one son, Walter A. Gregory and wife, Brenda of Appleton City, Missouri and one daughter, Vivian L. Tschudi and husband LeRoy of Adrian, Missouri; four grandchildren, Craig Gregory, Benjamin Gregory, Amanda Brown and Ryan Tschudi and one great granddaughter, Rylee Jae Brown.

GREGORY, Chester
1924-1991
Stover Cemetery, Stover, Morgan Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Chester Gregory, 67, rural Lakeview Heights, died Thursday morning, November 21, 1991, at his home. He was born November 5, 1924 in Bryson, son of Odis and Elizabeth Webb Gregory. He was a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways, Kansas City, retiring in 1975 and moving to the Lakeview Heights area. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 41, Kansas City. Survivors include two sisters, Charolette Jacks and Patricia Smith, both of Sedalia; two brothers, Marvin Gregory and Harold Gregory, both of Sedalia; a half-sister, Margaret Coonce, Versailles; a stepsister, Laverne Dority, Marshall, and a stepbrother, Cornard Braden, Warsaw. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 24, at the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp. Burial was in Stover Cemetery.

GREGORY, Clyda Myrtle LOGSDON KELLY
1883-1967
Carrsville Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Windsor MO - Funeral services for Mrs. James H. Gregory, Windsor, Mo., were held Thursday, at the Gouge Funeral Home at Windsor. Pallbearers were all grandsons, Donald O'Bryan, Lonnie Stewart, Gene Kelly, Billy Kelly, Roy Lee Gregory, and Dale Thomas. Burial was in the Carrsville Cemetery. Mrs. Gregory died May 16, 1967 at the Windsor Hospital. Clyda Myrtle Gregory, the daughter of John J. A. and Rebecca Logsdon, was born Feb. 2, 1883, in Benton County, Mo. On Oct. 1, 1899 she married Everett A. Kelly and they were the parents of five children, four of whom survive. Mr. Kelly died Aug. 7, 1909. In 1911 Mrs. Kelly married James H. Gregory and they were the parents of two children. Mr. Gregory died Mar. 1930 Mrs. Gregory joined the Baptist church at Hasten, Mo. and after moving to Windsor, Mo. community in 1935, she transferred her membership to the First Baptist church there. Survivors include three sons, James Kelly, Windsor, William T. Kelly, Kansas City, Mo., and Glen Gregory, Higginsville, Mo.; three daughters; Mrs. J. L. (Iva) Spor, Missouri City, Mo., Mrs. Frank (Inza) Stewart, Holden, Mo., and Mrs. Edgar (Ona) O`Bryan, Birmingham; one foster son, Junior D. Thomas, Kansas City, Mo.; two stepsons, Jess Gregory, Clinton, Mo. and Lester Gregory, Blackburn; and one sister, Mrs. Edna Land, Hemet, Calif.; thirty-three grandchildren; fifty-six great grandchildren; and eleven great, great grandchildren.

GREGORY, Donald V.
1911-2000
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 14 2000 - Donald V. Gregory was born May 29, 1911, at Urich, son of George W. and Nancy Olive Pfost. He died July 29, 2000 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was a 1931 graduate of Urich High School. He was a member of the Lucas United Methodist Church. He farmed and had lived most of his life in the Urich area. He married Celestine Burris at Fordland on October 18, 1941. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, William Gregory and Morlan Gregory. Survivors include his wife Celestine, of the home; two sons, Donald Gregory and wife Ann, San Rafael, California, and Richard W. Gregory and wife Lucinda, Parkville; one brother Oliver Gregory, Clinton. Funeral services were held August 1, at the Lucas United Methodist Church. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery.

GREGORY, Donna Ann KINKEAD
1948-2007
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 9 2007 - Donna Ann Gregory, 58, Tightwad, Missouri, died Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor, Mo. She was born October 12, 1948, in Lexington, Mo., the daughter of John Porter Kinkead and Maurine (Fahrmeier) Kinkead. On May 1, 1983, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lexington, Mo., she married Roy Lee Gregory, who survives of the home. Donna was an insurance agent for several years working in Beverly Hills, California and then in Belton, Mo., for Aetna Insurance Company and American Family Insurance Company. Most recently, she had worked at "The Shop" in Clinton, Mo., for 5 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a stepdaughter, Michelle Harrison and her husband, Kirk, Lexington, Mo.; 6 grandchildren, Phoenix, Josh, Sabra, Xavier, Ethan and Noelle; a brother, Gregory Kinkead, Liberty, Mo.; her mother-in-law, Irma A. Gregory, Windsor, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Monday, July 9, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GREGORY, Ena A. TROWBRIDGE
1909-2003
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 4 2003 - Ena Gregory, 93, Lewis Station, went home to be with the Lord on May 10, 2003, at the Dallas County Care Center, Buffalo. She was born October 19, 1909, in Mt. View, daughter of Jacob A. Trowbridge and Nancy (Roberts) Trowbridge. She married Gerald Gregory on July 29, 1930, and to this union 11 children were born. She lived her life raising her children and keeping her home. Ena accepted the Lord as her Savior in early adulthood while attending what she liked to refer to as a brush harbor camp meeting. She followed the Lord in Baptism shortly thereafter at an outdoor baptismal service. She never wavered in her walk with the Lord studying His word and guiding her children in paths of truth. She loved to write poetry and some of her poems were published earlier on. Ena's hobby was raising plants and flowers and she knew the names of any and all plants she came in contact with. She was also an avid quilter, making many beautiful quilts over her lifetime, lovingly stitching by hand each piece until the quilt was completed, then passing them on to her large family. Ena had a generous and caring heart, not only for her family but for all she saw in need, giving as the Lord directed and keeping always in her heart that great commandment, "That you love one another as I have loved you." Though she is now gone, she will live on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren, whom she deeply loved. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; one daughter, Melba Jean; her father and mother, Jacob and Nancy Trowbridge, as well as nine brothers and eight sisters. Ena is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Louis Denton, Buffalo, another daughter, Dorothy Gregory, Clinton; eight sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Helen Gregory of Willow springs, James and Carolyn Gregory of Willow Springs, Marvin and Patricia Gregory of Mt. Vernon, Herbert and Cathy Gregory of Aurora, Larry and Katie Gregory of Edwards, Kenneth Gregory of Pueblo, Colorado, Ivan and Sherri Gregory of Kansas City and Mike Gregory of Clinton; 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving her is a sister-in-law, Mary Owens, West Plains, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, May 14. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery.

GREGORY, Ethel Louise CROOKS
1918-2002
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2002 - Ethel Louise Gregory, 84, Raymore, died Monday, December 23, 2002, at the Raymore Health Care Center from cancer. The funeral service will be December 28, at the Cullen Funeral Home, 612 West Foxwood Drive, Raymore. Graveside service will be at the Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. She was born January 4, 1918, in Laredo, the daughter of Ethel Kensinger and Harry Francis Crooks. Her younger life was spent in Henry County. In 1940, she gradated form Central Missouri State Teaching College with a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in mathematics. Her teaching career spanned 45 years when she retired in 1982 because she was diagnosed with macular degeneration. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Louis Gregory. She is survived by her uncle, William R. Crooks, 109 Mt. Vernon, Ohio; her aunt, Anna Mae Coulter, 92, Clinton, and one sister, Mildred Musgrave Phillips, Austin, Texas. She is also survived by five children, Harry Gregory, Wichita, Kansas, William Gregory, Grove, Oklahoma, Annalou Strieff, Belton, Stanley Gregory, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Sarah Gregory Long, Topeka, Kansas; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

GREGORY, Evelyn Marlene SIMPSON
1933-2006
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 24 2006 - Evelyn Marlene Gregory, 73, Urich, died Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at her home. Funeral services will be Sunday, November 26, at Consalus Funeral Home-Urich. Burial will be in Mullin Cemetery, Urich. She was born in Urich February 22, 1933, daughter of Arthur and Mary Irene McDonald Simpson. She married Gene K. Gregory, who died November 13, 2003. Along with her husband, her parents, son, Keith Gregory, a grandson, Greg Smith, and a brother, Billie Joe Simpson, also preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Gregory, Kent Gregory and Elizabeth, Kevin Gregory and Angie; two daughters, Kathy Smith and husband Ivan, Lindy Light and husband Donald; one sister Mary Jayne Graham; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

GREGORY, Florence J. GOUCHER
1944-2010
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Florence Gregory, 65, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday morning, March 12, 2010, at her home in Windsor. She was born December 29, 1944, in Calhoun, Mo., the daughter of Ivan Emery Goucher and Bernice Annette (Williams) Goucher. On November 9, 1974, in Independence, Mo., she married Robert U. Gregory, who survives of the home. Mrs. Gregory worked at the Stuart-Hall Envelope Company, in Kansas City, Mo., for several years, and also at SPC (Special Products Company) in Windsor for a period of time before her illness. She enjoyed going to garage sales, shopping and spending time with her family. In addition to her husband, Robert, she is survived by a son, Robin Burtchett, Windsor, Mo.; 3 daughters, Sherry Bellamy, Sedalia, Mo.; Angela Tripp, Independence, Mo.; and Shelly Logan, Leeton, Mo.; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild "on the way"; 5 brothers, Robert Goucher, Kansas City, Kansas; William "Pete" Goucher, Dennis Goucher and Ronald Goucher, all of Independence, Mo.; Kenneth Goucher, Kansas City, Mo.; 3 sisters, Hazel Conwell and Betty Crowley, both of Independence, Mo.; Arva Snyder, Raytown, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers, Charles Goucher, Raymond Goucher and Ralph Goucher; and 3 sisters, Thelma Yuille; Barbara Goucher and Beverly Goucher. Funeral services will be Monday, March 15, 2010, at the Bradley and Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. Burial will be in Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton.

GREGORY, Florence SWISHER
1911-2001
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 8 2001 - Florence S. Gregory, 89, Windsor, died Tuesday afternoon, February 6, 2001, at Truman Valley Healthcare in Windsor. She was born July 5, 1911, in Benton County, in the Brandon area, near Windsor, the daughter of Samuel Alonzo Swisher and Martha Lenora (MacBurney) Swisher. On December 24, 1930, in Centerview, she married Paul J. Gregory, who preceded her in death in 1980. Mrs. Gregory worked at the Internation Shoe Factory in Windsor for 24 years before her retirement. She was also a houseife and had taught school for a short period of time before working at the shoe factory. She was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church, Windsor. Survivors include two granddaughters, Lori Heinen and Lisa Richard, both of Eunice, Louisiana; two great-grandsons, Gregory Richard and Stuart Heinen; two great-granddaughters, Callie Richard and Sarah Heinen. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a son, Carl Lee Gregory in 1964. Funeral services will be Friday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

GREGORY, Frances Marian WHITE WILLIAMS
1903-2003
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 25 2003 - Thursday, April 17, 2003, marked the passing of Frances Marian William Gregory at the age of 100. She was born on February 26, 1903, to Joseph Lee and Mary Ann Ford White. She lived her entire life in Henry County. She married Glenn Williams on October 21, 1923, and to this union four children were born, Wayne, Doyle, Don and Carolyn. she and Glenn also cared for a number of foster children. After the death of Glenn, she united with the Allen Street Baptist Church where she served as organist and treasurer. She also enjoyed helping with Bible school. On December 24, 1968, she married Jess A. Gregory. They enjoyed traveling and refinishing furniture. Her favorite pastimes were her flower garden and piecing quilts. She is survived by her children, Wayne and Ginny Williams and Doyle and Betty Williams, all of Clinton, Don and Laveda Williams of Oak Grove, and Carolyn and Dick Schaffer of Spring, Texas; two sisters, Evelyn Gilbert of Clinton and Winifred Setzer of Kansas City; one brother Lindsey White of Clinton; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, as well as three stepdaughters, Evelina Durnell, Georgia Owsley and Pauline Fields, and on step-granddaughter, Dorothy Flippin. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, April 21. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GREGORY, Gene Keith
1928-2003
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 26 2003 - Gene Keith Gregory was born north of Urich June 10, 1928, son of George William and Blanche Pearl Walker Gregory. He died November 13, 2003, at his home south of Urich. Gene was united in marriage October 9, 1954, to Evelyn Marlene Simpson at Clinton and to this union six children were born. He graduated from North East High School in Kansas City and then joined the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. Gene was active in community services, including the American Legion Post 371, Ballard School Board, Mingo Road Board and the Apple Dumpling Square Dance Club. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Robert Keith Gregory; one brother, William Earl; his mother and father-in-law and two brothers-in-law. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Marlene, of the home; three sons, Kenneth Eugene, Urich, Kevin Lee and wife Chris, Garden City, William Kent and wife Liz, Aurora; two daughters, Kathy Lynn Smith and husband Ivan, Creighton, and Melinda Kay Light and husband Donald, Urich; seven grandchildren, Kari, LeAnn, Greg, Michael, Jenna, Scott and Jake; two step-grandchildren, Samantha and Sarah; two great-grandchildren, Jaycee and Kenyon; one brother, Jerry Gregory and wife Doris, Kansas City; sister-in-law, Mary Jayne Graham, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 17 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Urich. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery.

GREGORY, Gladys K. KELLEY
1918-2001
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 19 2001 - Gladys K. Gregory, 82, Leeton, died Saturday, February 17, 2001, at the Western Missouri Medical Center. She was born in Beaumont, Texas, on October 21, 1918, the daughter of Jim Kelley and Willie Noble Kelley. On June 16, 1969, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she married Kenneth E. Gregory, who survives of the home. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Michael Lester, Mobile, Alabama, and Jerry Gregory, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; three daughters, Karen Richard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Cynthia Cornell, Henderson, Nevada, Michelle Hunter, Parker, Colorado; two sisters, Anne Mae Whitman and Allie Smart both of Port Neches, Texas; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Burial will be in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

GREGORY, Herschel Harlow
1923-1991
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Herschel Harlow Gregory was born November 17, 1923, at Cabool, Missouri, the son of Elbert Gregory and Blanche Ethel (Williams) Gregory. He Joined the Navy in 1941 and received a medical discharge in 1942, June 22, 1943, he married Lela Ruth Barr and from this union they were blessed with five children, William, Robert, Don, Marilyn and Carolyn. He lived in the Clinton area for 36 years. He worked for the Clearfield Cheese Co. as a truck driver until seriously injured in an accident, resulting in his inability to work for five years, He then worked 20 years for United Telephone Co. of Clinton until a heart attack in 1978 required major heart surgery. He retired on disability in March 1979. He and his wife lived in Donna, Texas, during the winter months, returning to Missouri for half the year until 1981 when they moved to Texas permanently. On August 11, 1991, he passed away at his home in Donna, Texas. His hobbles included woodworking, crafts, fishing, reading and collecting books and coins. He was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church of Clinton, and the order of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine. He was baptized in 1957 and became a Sunday school teacher, RA leader and Boy Scout leader. He is survived by his wife Lela of the home; three sons, William E. Gregory of Wichita. Ks., Robert H. Gregory of Corona, Ca., and Dr. Donald H. Gregory of San Francisco; two daughters, Carolyn J. Werlein of St. Paul. Minnesota and Marlyn Rufenacht of Mt. Zion; one sister Mary Williams of West Plains; one brother Gerald Gregory of Lewis Station; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, September 15, 1991, at 2 p.m. at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, with burial at the Clinton Memory Gardens.

GREGORY, Jess Albert
1898-1973
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Jess Albert Gregory of Route 1, Clinton, was born February 25, 1898, in Benton County, MO, the son of James Henry Gregory and Emily Mock Gregory. He passed away suddenly Sunday, January 7, 1973, at the Golden Valley Hospital. He was married to Abby Dunham on Feb 11, 1928. They operated a grocery store and service station at Quarles for a number of years and later bought and operated the station at Highway 7 and Water Street until the highway took the station in 1962. They retired and built a new home on Highway 7 where they lived until her death on May 2, 1966. He married Marian Williams on December 24, 1968. Funeral services were held January 10 with burial in Englewood Cemetery.

GREGORY, Larry Dean
1946-2011
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Larry Dean Gregory age 64 of Windsor, MO passed away Monday, February 7, 2011 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be Friday, February 11, 2011 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. Larry was born in Windsor, Missouri the son of James and Grace (Land) Gregory. During Larry's life he worked in many trades. He began working in his late teens at the Brown Shoe Factory in Windsor where he was employed for nearly 20 years. He was employed in maintenance at the Cole Camp School district and for many years he worked in carpentry and construction. He returned to Windsor in 2000 to be close to his family and grandchildren. He loved spending time with his family, helping care for his grandkids, and loved the lake area. He resided in Lakeview Heights outside of Cole Camp from 1987-2000. During those years he was a volunteer fire fighter and a member of Edmonson Baptist Church in Lincoln, MO. Larry served as a Deacon, taught Sunday School, and sang in the choir. Larry is preceded in death by a daughter, Kelli Harris; grandson, Rick Gregory; mother, Grace Ellen Gregory (Land); father, James Edward Gregory and sisters, Lillian Zumalt and Francis Gregory. He is survived by his children, Radeanna Maples, Windsor; Joshua Gregory, Windsor; Larry Gregory, Jr., Florida; Sarah Harris, Louisiana; and Charlotte Drake, Versailles; Grandchildren include, Tyler Maples of Windsor, Tanner Maples, Windsor and Kayla Gregory, Texas; Siblings are Kenneth Gregory, Clinton, Donald Gregory, Arkansas, Harold Gregory, Independence, James Gregory, Warrensburg, Shirley Weatherby, Warrensburg and Mary Ellen, Florida.

GREGORY, Lela Ruth BARR
1924-2009
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Lela Ruth Gregory was born November 16, 1924 in Protection, KS. She was the youngest child of Hilda LeGuerriere Berg and Lance Berg. She was adopted by William and Della Barr at a young age and lived near Lansing, KS. Her father worked in a coal mine and later for a railroad company. During the depression the family moved to a farm near Greenfield, MO where they raised cattle and worked the farm. In March of 1942, Lela moved to Fulton, MO and lived at a National Youth Association Camp where she met her future husband, Herschel H. Gregory. the NYA was a Goverment camp which trained youth to work in the shipyards. While in route Herschel and Lela were married on June 22, 1943 in Green River, Wyoming. Herschel and Lela lived near Clinton, MO and were married for 48 and half years. Herschel passed away August 11, 1991 in Donna, Texas where they had moved due to his health. Lela then lived in Lowry City, MO until moving to Golden Living Center-Westwood in Clinton in the fall of 2005. She passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of May 12, 2009. Lela is survived by her son Bill Gregory and wife Carol of Wichita, KS, daughters, Carolyn Werlein and husband Gregg of St. Paul, MN, Maryln Rufenacht and husband Les of Mt. Zion, MO, sons Bob Gregory and wife Robin of Los Angeles, CA and Don Gregory and wife Lisa of Boston, MA; ten grandchildren, Cindy, Donna Marie, Marc, Clint, Cheri, Heather, Krista, Pam, Brian and Patty. She also is survived by thirteen great grandchildren and one great great granadchild. Following a simple cremation, her remains will be placed by her husband's side in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

GREGORY, Margaret Ann EARHART
1849-1931
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Creighton Banner, Creighton MO - Mrs. Margaret Ann Earhart Gregory, daughter of George and Matilda Earhart, was born at Wytheville, Virginia, December 15, 1849 and departed this ife at the home of a daughter, Mrs. O. E. Douglass, Urich, March 25 1931. She came with her parent to Bates county in 1856 and in 1868 went with them to Dennison, Texas (as a result of Order No. 11), returning to Mingo township, Bates county in 1866 where she was married to Benjamin F. Gregory January 28 1869.  To this union there were born twelve chldren.  Those who survive are: Mrs. Mary Miller, Mrs. Ollie E. (Olive Ellen) Douglass, George Gregory, Chester A. ("Art") Gregory, and Charles O. ("Hick") Gregory of Urich and Mrs. R. H. (Emma Bell) Ross of Creighton.  She is also survived by one brother, G. A. Earhart of Nevada, Missouri, and twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She professed faith in her Savior and united with the Cove Creek Christian church about the year 1895 and continued a faithful member of that body to the time of her death. From the time of her marriage till the death of her husband in 1927, a period of fifty eight years, her home was in Mingo township, Bates county and her home was intimately associated with the personal welfare of that community.  She was a noble woman and a tireless worker but never too busy to help the needy or to relieve the distressed.  She was kind, patient and indulgent.  Those who knew her best loved her most. After the death of her husband she came to Urich to make her home with her daughter, Ollie.  A little more than a year before leaving the farm her health gave way and she never regained her strength.  In the home of Mrs. Douglass, she was tenderly cared for and had proper medical attention, but neither the skill of the physician or the gentle touch of her attendant could stay the hand of the grim reaper.  She went out to obey the final summons that await us all. Funeral services were held at the Urich Christian church, Thursday, March 26, and burial was made in the Mullin cemetery by the side of her husband and six children who preceded her to that land where the weary are at rest. - Note: Information between "()" has been added. The six children who preceded her in death are: Austin R. (1872-1922), Pearl (1881-1889), Benjamin F Jr. (1883-1897),  Infant son (b/d 2/5/1887), William E (1888-1890), and Roy Alexander (1890-1898).

GREGORY, Margaret Diane McMILLEN
1946-2007
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 11 2007 - Margaret Diane Gregory, daughter of Arthur Dale and Sarah Margaret (Whipple) McMillen, was born on September 9, 1946, in Welch, Oklahoma, and died on September 21, 2007, near Lowry City, the result of an automobile accident at the age of 61 years. Diane was married to Gary Robert Gregory. She worked for Unitog in Clinton until it closed. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Deepwater. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Gary of the home; three sons, Rodney Dewayne Gregory of Collins, Danny Lynn Gregory and Trent Wade Gregory, both of Deepwater; one daughter Teresa Marie Mathys of Iuka, Kansas; two brothers, Kenneth McMillen of Deepwater and Emmett Jackson Burks of Belton; one sister Linda Kay Meehan of Raymore; seven grandchildren, Michele Shoen, Bethany Gregory, Tiffany Teegarden, Jennifer Gregory, Daniel L. Gregory, Bobby Mathys, Chanda Mathys and one on the way in February, and three great-grandchildren, Wesley, Tayah and Greenley. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, September 25. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Deepwater.

GREGORY, Mary Leona GOOCH
1909-1997
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mrs. Mary Leona Gregory of Creighton was born June 29, 1909, near Urich, the daughter of William Walton and Martha Alice (Mullen) Gooch. She died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Edgewood Manor, Raytown, at the age of 87 years, eight months and 22 days. On August 13, 1929, Leona was united in marriage to Walter Morlan Gregory in Clinton. Leona was employed at the Garden City Garment Factory from 1950 until her retirement in 1976. She was a member of the Creighton Christian Church, Creighton, and a 25-year member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Local 537. Leona had lived near Urich before moving to Creighton in 1952. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and Eddie Gooch; two sisters, Sophia Wadell and Goldena Shubert. She is survived by her husband W. Morlan Gregory of the home; one daughter, Nancy Starr, Raytown; three grandchildren, Kerry Starr, Kansas City, Kathy Sobba, Roeland Park, Kansas, and Patty Sherrill, Lee's Summit; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister Cecil Eggers, Appleton City; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 25, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery near Urich.

GREGORY, Rick Allen
1987-2010
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Rick Allen Gregory, age 23 of Calhoun, Missouri passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 near Creighton, Missouri. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with burial in Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Missouri. He is survived by his mother, Stacie Phillips and husband, Ronald of Calhoun, Missouri; his father, Larry A. Gregory, Jr. of Florida; two sisters, Stephanie Johnson of Springfield, Missouri and Kendra Philips of Calhoun, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Harold and Dee Ensor of Calhoun, Missouri and Ronald and Carol Sue Philiips of Osceola, Missouri; aunts, Redeanna Maples of LaMonte, Missouri, Tina Redding and husband, Kevin of Calhoun, Missouri, Samantha Watson and husband, Leonard of Calhoun, Missouri, Lynn Yancey of Calhoun, Missouri and Michelle Lander and husband, James of Springfield, Missouri and one uncle, Brandon Moritz and wife, Jenifer of Calhoun, Missouri.

GREGORY, Robert Glenn
1920-2000
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 6 2000 - Robert Glenn Gregory, 79, Mt. Zion, died Friday, March 3, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. He was born in Mt. Zion and was a lifelong resident. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife Betty, of the home; four sons, Gary Albert, Mike and Dan, all of Deepwater; two daughters, Linda Farnan of Gladstone and Patty Fugitt of Kansas City, 11 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

GREGORY, Robert Uel
1936-2018
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Robert Uel Gregory, age 82, of Windsor, passed away at his home on Monday, July 23, 2018. Robert was born February 10, 1936 to Ora Ivan and Mary Francis 'Miller’ Gregory of Blairstown, MO. After high school, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Army. After his discharge, he went to work as a machinist in the envelope manufacturing industry. Robert later worked as a truck driver, in the furniture auction business, as a "horse trader" and other self-employment jobs. Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Bellamy (Russell) of Boonville, MO; stepchildren, Mike Shepherd (Neri) of York, SC, Angela Tripp of Independence, MO, Shelly Logan of Windsor, MO, and Robin Burtchett (Jill Snider) of Windsor, MO; grandchildren, Bill Battreall (Nicole), Anna Owens, Luke, Alex and Michael Shepherd, Richard and Robert Tripp, Jennifer Grimm, Amber Shipps and Cody Logan; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Ella Battreall, Allayah and Blake Tripp, and Malaki and Zayn Shipps; siblings, Charles 'Chuck’ Gregory (Lois), Edward Gregory, Ethel Commins (Dean), Ora Lee Gregory, Don Gregory, and Mary Ann Dempsey (Denny); and other family and friends. Preceding Robert in death were his parents; his wife, Florence; and a brother, John Ivan Gregory. Services Friday, July 27, 2018 at Consalus Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, MO.

GREGORY, Vernon L.
1917-1997
Shawnee Mound Cemetery, Shawnee Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Vernon L. Gregory, 80, Raymore, died Saturday, September 13, 1997, at Research Belton Hospital. He was born April 3, 1917 in Pettis County. He was a furniture assembler for Nebraska Furniture Mart. He was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Shawnee Mound, and a member of Moringview Home Owners Association. He was preceded in death by one brother, Earnest Gregory, and four sisters, Arvella Ballew, Opal Brown, Beulah McMullen and his twin, Vera Liemann. He is survived by his wife Louise Gregory of the home; three sons, Harry L. Gregory, Wichita, Kansas, William A. Gregory, Arlington, Texas, and Stanley E. Gregory, Council Bluffs, Iowa; two daughters, Annalou Gregory Streiff, Belton, and Sarah Gregory Long, Topeka, Ks.; one brother, Earl Gregory, Sedalia; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 18, at the Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore. Graveside services will be Thursday at Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Shawnee Mound.

GREGORY, Vivian Celestine BURRIS
1918-2005
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 10 2005 - Vivian Celestine Gregory was born February 3, 1918, on the family farm near Ballard, in Bates County, and died September 30, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. She was the oldest of 10 children born to Thomas Ezra and Lena Dell Koger Burris. She attended Bryan Elementary School. On October 18, 1941, she married Donald V. Gregory and they had one son, Richard W. Gregory. She and her husband engaged in farming throughout their 58 years of married life. With Richard's help she continued living on the family farm after her husband's death on July 29, 2000. She particularly enjoyed raising cattle with her great-nephew, Kenny Gregory. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Marvin and Galen; two sisters, Margie Brammeier and Genevieve Burris. Surviving is her son Richard W. Gregory, Parkville; stepson Donald G. Gregory and wife Ann, San Rafael, California; two brothers, Hobart Burris and wife Louise, Lee's Summit, Wilfred Burris, Olathe, Kansas; three sisters, Oletha Means and husband Charles, Montrose, Neoma Beatty and husband, Raymond, Lee's Summit, Joan Embry and husband Wayne, Liberty, a brother-in-law, Oliver Gregory and wife Roxie, Clinton; three grandchildren, Linda Gregory and husband Jeff Grey, Bar Harbor, Maine, Mitchell Gregory and wife Ingrid, San Diego, California, Jeff Gregory and wife Maria, Grain Valley; five great-grandchildren, Blake and Wesley Gregory, Grain Valley, Menemsha, Jeff Jr. and Matthew Grey, Bar Harbor, Maine; one great-great-grandson, Gabriel Grey, also of Bar Harbor; 11 nieces, 10 nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held October 4 at Lucas United Methodist Church. Burial was in Mullin Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home.

GREIFE, Elizabeth Anne "Betty" KIRBY
1928-2010
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Betty Greife, 81, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, died Sunday evening, March 7, 2010 at the St. Luke's Medical Center East, Lee's Summit, Mo. She was born May 19, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Philip Joseph Kirby and Irene Catherine (Briggs) Kirby. She was a 1946 graduate of Windsor High School and attended the University of Central Missouri for 3 years, where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. She was married to Frederick H. Greife on January 29, 1950, in Sedalia Mo. He preceded her in death on April 12, 2009. Mrs. Greife was a homemaker and served as head librarian of the Lenora Blackmore Public Library, in Windsor, from 1971 to 1984. She also served on the Windsor R-1 School district Board of Education, and was a charter member and past president of the Petal Pushers Garden Club. She was also a member and past president of the Cosmos Club, Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs, the Jaycee Janes and had been a Girl Scout leader in Windsor. Betty was an avid reader and loved animals. Survivors include a son, Michael Greife, and his wife Jo, Warrensburg, Mo; 3 daughters, Carolyn Greife, Las Cruces, New Mexico; Mary Beth Greife, Lee's Summit, Mo.; and Catherine Greife, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and a niece and 5 nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Philip J. Kirby, Jr., and William J. Kirby; and a nephew, Kevin Kirby. Cremation is planned. Graveside services will be Thursday, March 11, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GREIFE, Frederick H.
1926-2009
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Frederick H. Greife, 83, of Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation, in Windsor. He was born April 9, 1926, in Windsor, the son of Louis Henry Greife and Frances Anne (Moser) Greife. He was a 1944 graduate of Windsor High School and attended the University of Missouri and University of Central Missouri. He was U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was married to Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Kirby on Jan. 29, 1950, in Sedalia. She survives of the home. Mr. Greife was a lifelong Windsor resident. He owned and operated Greife's Clothing Co. in Windsor for 35 years, and also worked in retail sales for Beall-Ladymon Department Store and Dollar General Stores. He was a former member and past president of the Windsor Lions Club and Windsor Jaycees, and a member of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Windsor Ambulance District Board of Directors and the Laurel Oak Cemetery Board, and was a member of the Windsor Historical Society. He was an avid fisherman. He was active with Boy Scouts of America, serving as scoutmaster for Windsor Troop 32, and chairman and member of the executive board of the Great Rivers Council. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael Greife, of Warrensburg; three daughters, Carolyn Greife, Las Cruces, N.M.; Mary Beth Greife, Overland Park, Kan.; and Catherine Greife, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and several cousins. Cremation is planned. Gravesides services will be Thursday, April 16, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, in Windsor.

GREIFE, John Richard
1938-2007
Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2007 - John Richard Greife was born June 25, 1938, in Kansas City, the son of Otto William and Muriel Margaret (William) Greife. He died at the Beverly Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, on April 7, 2007, at the age of 68 years. John was married to Patricia Sue (Carroll) Greife. He served in the Armed Forces. in the United States Navy and was employed as a millwright for Kansas City Power and Light at the Montrose Power Plant. He was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #548. John is survived by his wife Pat Greife of the home; one son John Charles Greife, Tulsa, Oklahoma; five daughters, Theresa Marie Drury of Butler, Pamela Lea Davis of Lowry City, Kathy Barnett, Jennifer Lynn Wilson and Sheila Tripp, all of Clinton; one brother Donald Eugene Greife of Gerster, as well as 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Osceola Church of The Brethren Thursday, April 12. Inurnment was in the Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola.

GRESS, Charles Edward
1908-2001
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 17 2001 - Charles Edward Gress was born October 29, 1908, at Bethel, Kansas, son of Grover Cleveland and May Half Gress. He died December 6, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center. He married the former Agnes Schuler. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was a self-employed contractor and also farmed. His parents; four brothers, George, William, Virgil and Grover Gress, and one sister, Mary Jane Weaver, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Agnes, of the home; five brothers, Herman Gress, Stockton, California, Harold Gress, Redmond, Oregon, Warren Gress, Kansas City, Kansas, Robert Gress, Tonganoxie, Kansas, Raymond W. Gress, Pearl, Illinois; one sister, June Bryant, Gladstone; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was held December 10. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

GRETZINGER, Delbert Wayne "Del"
1926-2013
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Del Gretzinger, 86, of Urich, Missouri died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at his home in Urich. He was born May 27, 1926, on a farm south of Urich, Mo., the son of Johnie Ross Gretzinger and Ellia Mildred (Greenhaldge) Gretzinger. Del was a lifelong farmer and also owned and operated Del Gretzinger Insurance and Real Estate in Urich from 1963 until his death. He married JoAnn Allen in Kansas City, Mo., on December 12, 1948, and she survives of the home. He was formerly a member of the Evangel Presbyterian Church in Urich, Mo. and transferred his membership in 1984 to the Clinton United Methodist Church in Clinton, Mo. Del was a graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., having also attended the University of Notre Dame and Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, for Naval officer training. He was commissioned a Navy Ensign on June 6, 1947. He was a member of the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents. Del was instrumental in forming what is now known as West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, where he served on the Board of Directors, and also served on the Board of Directors of the Private Industry Council. He received distinguished volunteer service awards from both these agencies. He was also a board member of the Grand River Larger Parish of the Presbyterian church and of the Davis R-12 School District. He gained the trust of everyone he dealt with, and in several cases he provided trust services for the elderly. As busy as he was, Del always found time to attend and follow the kids' and grandkids' school and athletic activities, and for hunting and fishing with family and friends. In addition to his wife JoAnn, he is survived by one son, Kurt A. Gretzinger and his wife Linnell Weeler Gretzinger of Urich, Mo.; one daughter, Kristi L. Kenney and her husband Doug of Clinton, Mo.; six grandchildren, Betsy Gretzinger, Nathan Gretzinger, Jeff Kenney, Josh Kenney and his wife Paige, Jacob Kenney and his wife Melana, and Jaime Kenney Briggs and her husband Colt; three great-grandchildren, Leah, Lily, and Ellis Kenney; one brother, Gary R. Gretzinger and his wife Rosemarie of Urich, Mo.; one sister, Darlene Gordon of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother-in-law, John Perry of Champagne, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Mozelle Gretzinger of Urich, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Donald Rhee Gretzinger, and one sister, Verna Lee Perry. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Burial was in the White Oak Cemetery, Urich, Mo.

GRETZINGER, Donald Rhee
1923-2009
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Donald Rhee Gretzinger, 86, of Urich, Mo., passed away Monday, May 25, 2009, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 28, at Clinton United Methodist Church. Military graveside services will follow the funeral service at White Oak Cemetery, Urich, Mo. Don was born in Urich, Mo., on January 30, 1923, to Johnie and Mildred Gretzinger. Don grew up in Urich, Mo., and graduated from Clinton High School. He attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., until March 1943, when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps with only a few credits needed to graduate with his degree in economics. When Mr. Gretzinger enlisted, he was part of the 40th Fighter Squadron, the "Red Dogs." He became a second lieutenant as a fighter pilot in his P-51 fighter plane he named the "Baby Doll." The battles and campaigns that Mr. Gretzinger participated in were: Bizmark Archipelago, China, Luzon, New Guinea, Ryukyus, Western Pacific, and the Air Offensive Japan. Decorations and citations received were the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon with seven Bronze Stars, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Victory Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the Air Medal. His continental service was 9 months, 26 days, and his foreign service was 10 months, 13 days. After the war, Mr. Gretzinger returned to Urich, Mo., and on November 17, 1948, he was united in marriage to Mozelle Jennings. Don worked long, tireless hours as a successful farmer and cattle rancher. He was a consummate risk-taker and enjoyed pursuing and fulfilling his dreams. Early in his career Don was invited to represent the Missouri Beef Cattlemen Association as a guest of Swift and Company. The two-week tour of Chicago, Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. left an indelible impression on him. Later, Don was among a 22- member People to People delegation of food and agriculture leaders chosen to take part in a three-week goodwill tour of China, Hong Kong, and Korea. Don was a member of the board of directors of the First Country Bank in Urich, Mo., and was awarded for 21 years of exceptional service and dedication. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church, Clinton, Mo. Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mozelle Gretzinger; his two daughters, Jana LeCoque, Clinton, Mo., and Lynn Ransin and son-in-law David Ransin, Springfield, Mo.; two grandsons, John LeCoque, Clinton, Mo., and Donald Ransin, Springfield, Mo.; a granddaughter, Laura Ransin, Springfield, Mo.; two brothers, Delbert Gretzinger and Gary Gretzinger, Urich, Mo.; two sisters, Verna Lee Perry and Darlene Gordon of St. Louis, Mo.; seven nephews and three nieces. The family wishes to express profound gratitude to Dr. Doug Kenney and the staff and nurses at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo., and the incredible neighbors and friends who have helped Don and his family during his tough, long, hard-fought battles. Services are under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Mo.

GRETZINGER, Dora BARTH
1868-1935
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO - Prominent Urich Woman Dead -- Mrs. George Gretzinger of Urich entered life eternal at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. She had been bedfast the past five weeks with a serious heart ailment which resulted in her death. She would have been 67 years old this coming June. Her maiden name was Dora Barth and Urich and community had been her home for many years. Her husband and son operate two large farms south of Urich and their home in Urich is a beautiful, completely modern house. Mrs. Gretzinger was prominent in many of the Urich activities, ready to do her part in the events willingly and graciously. She was active in the Presbyterian Church and a sincere, true-hearted Christian. Surviving her are her beloved husband and their son, John, South of Urich. Another son died in service in 1918. There are four grandchildren and a number of other near relatives. The body will be laid to rest in the White Oak Cemetery Thursday.

GRETZINGER, Jo Ann ALLEN
1925-2013
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Jo Ann Gretzinger, 87, Urich, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter-Westwood in Clinton. Jo Ann was born August 3, 1925, in Kansas City, the daughter of Nathan Harrelson Allen and Kathleen Ann (Brierly) Allen. Jo Ann Allen married Delbert Wayne Gretzinger on December 12, 1948. - In her younger years Jo Ann worked for TWA. She was treasurer of the Waggsack Bridge Club for 54 years, member of the DAR and also a longtime community leader for Piper 4-H Club. Jo Ann was a member of the Urich Evangel Presbyterian Church and in 1984 transferred membership to the Clinton United Methodist Church. Jo Ann worked alongside her husband, Del, as a co-owner of Del Gretzinger Insurance Agency for 50 years. They were both members of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband, Del, in January of this year, and her parents. Surviving Jo Ann is one son, Kurt A. Gretzinger and his wife Linn Wheeler, Urich; one daughter, Kristi L. Kenney and her husband, Doug, Clinton; six grandchildren, Betsy Gretzinger and fiance, Chris Vida, Nathan Gretzinger, Jeff Kenney and fiancee, Lara Briseno, Josh Kenney and his wife, Paige, Jacob Kenney and his wife, Melana, and Jaime Kenney Briggs and her husband, Colt; three great-grandchildren, Leah, Lily and Ellis Kenney, plus two more on the way; one cousin, Bill Woodson; one brother-in-law, Gary R. Gretzinger and his wife, Rosemarie, Urich; one sister-in-law, Darlene Gordon of St. Louis; a brother-in-law, John Perry of Champagne, IL; a sister-in-law, Mozelle Gretzinger of Urich; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 27, at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Interment was in White Oak Cemetery, Urich.

GREUFE, Donald John
1927-2011
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2011 - Donald John Greufe of Urich was born February 21, 1927, in Walthill, Nebraska, the son of Herman John and Elizabeth Theresa (Daldrup) Greufe. He departed this life on Saturday. January 15, 2011, at his home at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 24 days. in Urich On February 11, 1950, Donald was united in marriage to Mary Jo Hargrave in Clinton. Donald was employed as a truck driver for Contract Freighter's Inc. in Joplin until his retirement in 1992. He also owned and operated Garden City Hardware, Garden City. Donald was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Urich, the Am Vets and the Urich American Legion. Donald was an avid card player and his favorite game was pitch. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Greufe, on July 1, 2008; a son, Roger Mark Greufe, on April 10, 2008; three brothers, Edwin, Julian and Gene Greufe. Donald is survived by a son, Stephen K. Greufe and wife, Terri Jo, Raymore; a daughter, Deborah Jo and Michael Klassen, Urich; three grandchildren, Mark Jay and wife, Angie, Angela Rose Greufe and Emily Smith and husband, Josh; three great-grandchildren, Elijah and Owen Smith, Lorraine Jay; a sister, Mildred T. Solderland, Lake St. Louis; other relatives and many friends. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, January 18, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Urich. Interment was in Hickory Grove Cemetery, near Urich.

GREUFE, Edwin F.
1920-1994
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edwin F. Greufe, son of Herman J. and Elizabeth (Daldrup) Greufe, was born December 10, 1920, in Urich. He died October 16, 1994, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton at the age of 73 years. His family moved to Nebraska when he was young and grew up near Walthill, Nebraska, where he graduated from high school. In 1941 he returned to Urich. Edwin and Rosanna Boehler were united in marriage November 12, 1946, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, and to this union seven children were born. He farmed in the Urich, Appleton City and Montrose areas most of his working life. He served in the Army during World War II where he was involved in the invasion of Leyte in the Philippines. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose and belonged to and was a past commander of Montrose VFW Post 8820 and the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Julian and an infant brother. Survivors include his wife, Rosanna of the home; two sons, Jim Greufe of Chilhowee and Bob Greufe of Appleton City; five daughters, Judy Briggs of Raytown, Alice Perez of Clinton, Linda Lowry of Appleton, Texas, Helen Cook and Jane Cannon, both of Clinton; two brothers, Gene Greufe and Don Greufe, both of Urich; one sister, Millie Soderland of St. Louis; 16 grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Wednesday, October 19. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose.

GREUFE, Eugene Bernard
1922-2006
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2006 - Eugene B. Greufe of Urich was born July 25, 19222, at Montrose, the son of Herman J. Greufe and Elizabeth Theresa Daldrup Greufe. He died April 22, 2006, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 83 years. at an early age, the family moved to Nebraska, where he grew up and received 12 years of education at Walthill, Nebraska. He returned to Urich in 1941 and joined the Army in 1942. He served in the South Pacific and was wounded in the Dutch East Indies. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, Purple Heart and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. He received his discharge in 1945. He married Evelyn Patt in 1945 and they resided in Leavenworth, Kansas, until his discharge, when they moved back to Urich. He be came a truck driver and drove until his retirement in 1984. After retirement, he bought a travel trailer and traveled extensively throughout the United States. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn in 1985; his parents; two brothers, Edwin Greufe of Montrose and Julian Greufe of Roseburg, Oregon. He is survived by one brother Don Greufe and wife Mary Jo; one sister Millie Soderland and husband Bob; a number of nieces and nephews and special friend and companion Juanita Coulter. Funeral Mass was April 26 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich, with burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

GREUFE, George John
1916-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 30 2004 - George John Greufe, 87, Clinton, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at the Golden Valley Hospital. He was born October 15, 1916, in Germantown, the son of the late John and Julia (Koch) Greufe. He married Clara Mae Boden on February 11, 1946, in Montrose, and she survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Mike Greufe, Clinton; three daughters, Frances Jackson, Clinton, Shirley Schroder, Harrisonville, and Linda Engeman, Oak Grove; two brothers, Bernard Greufe and Harold Greufe, both of Montana; two sisters, Mary McEneaney of Montana and Leona Braton of Minnesota; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Wilfred, Ralph and Kenneth. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He farmed and worked for Alva Allen Industries before his retirement. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 31, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery.

GREUFE, Howard F.
1936-2001
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 22 2001 - Howard F. Greufe was born October 16, 1936, in Montrose, and departed this life on May 11, 2001, at the Lee's Summit Hospital at the age of 64 years, six months and 25 days. Howard was the son of Ted C. Greufe and Clara M. Rotert Greufe. Howard spent his early years in Montrose, graduating from Montrose High School in 1955. After graduation, Howard made his home in Kansas City. On April 12, 1958, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Hennesey in Edgerton, Kansas. Howard and Evelyn moved to Pleasant Hill in 1963, where he farmed part-time while working as a machine setter for Western Electric. After his retirement from western electric in 1986, Howard farmed and raised cattle full time. In life, Howard was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone, whether family or friend. At his death, Howard continued to help others by donating his organs to an organ bank. Howard is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of the home; his sons, Steven, Richard and Randall; his daughter, Christie Kincaid and five grandchildren, all of Pleasant Hill; four sisters, Benitz Grinzinger of Garnet, Kansas, Beatrice Vogel and Alice Westhusing of Montrose, and Ellen Burrough of Kansas City. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffery Dean; his parents, Ted and Clara, and three brothers, Boniface, Ludger and Leland.

GREUFE, Roger Mark
1960-2008
Hickory Grove Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 14 2008 - Roger Mark Greufe, 47, Urich, died on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Lee's Summit. Roger was born April 27, 1960, in Clinton, the son of Donald J. and Mary Jo (Hargrave) Greufe. He was a lifelong resident of Urich, graduating from Sherwood High School in 1978. He then joined the U.S. Navy where he proudly served his country until 1984. He worked in maintenance in Urich and the surrounding area for many years. Roger was well-known for his expertise as a pool player and his passion for baseball and football, especially the KC Royals and the KS Chiefs. He was an active member of the American Legion Urich Post 371 and the American Veterans Post 120. Roger is survived by his parents; his daughter Angela (Angie) Greufe, Urich; a brother Steve Greufe and wife Terri, Raymore; a sister, Debbie Jay, Urich; a nephew Mark Jay and wife Angie, and their daughter Lorraine, Blue Springs; one niece Emily Stiles, Raymore, and four aunts, Jean Ingham and her husband Herbert, Blue Springs, Mille Soderland and her husband Bob, Lake St. Louis, Rosanna Greufe and family, Montrose, and Louise Greufe and family, Los Angeles, California. Funeral services were Monday, April 14, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Urich. Burial was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery, Urich.

GREY, Bence Maurice
1925-2011
Bence M. Grey, age 86, of Urich, Missouri passed away Monday, July 11, 2011 at Raymore Healthcare and Rehab, Raymore, Missouri. Cremation with private family service. Bence was an over-the-road truck driver. He was a Army veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife Barbara of the home; sons Kenneth, Brian, Bruce, Brad, and William; and daughters Judi McIntosh and Elizabeth Littlefield.

GRIESEL, Albert Lee Jr.
1951-2013
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Lee Griesel, Jr., 62, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Friday morning, December 13, 2013, at his home. He was born on July 13, 1951, in Windsor, Mo., the son of Henry Albert Lee Griesel and Dorothy Jean (Bird) Griesel. Lee was a 1969 graduate of Windsor High School. He worked at DeLong's Equipment in Sedalia, Mo., for 15 years, before opening Griesel's Welding Shop, of rural Windsor, that he owned and operated for many years. He also raised cattle on his farm. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor and was ordained a deacon in the church in 1980. Survivors include a brother, Danny Griesel and his wife Carolyn, Windsor, Mo.; a sister, Peggy Barrett and her husband John, Windsor, Mo.; 4 nephews, Rick Williams, Andy Griesel, Matt Griesel and Tim Barrett; 4 great-nephews, a great niece; an aunt and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be Monday, December 16, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GRIESEL, Dorothy J. BIRD
1926-2004
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2004 - Dorothy J. Griesel, 78, Windsor, died Saturday afternoon, October 23, 2004, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia. She was born September 9, 1926, two miles south of Windsor, in Henry County, the daughter of John Sherman Bird and Ora Ella (Matthews) Bird. On September 1, 1945, in Clinton, she married Henry Albert Lee Griesel, who died December 20, 1994. She was a homemaker and also worked briefly for Sharps Clothing Store, the Windsor International Shoe Factory, the Windsor Hospital, Western Auto and was also part owner and operator with her husband Lee, and Logan and Urbane Morgan of a grocery store in Windsor for several years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, where she taught Sunday School for over 43 years and up until two weeks before her death. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge #528 Windsor, and the LEA, Clinton. Survivors include two sons, Lee Griesel Jr. and John Daniel "Danny" Griesel and his wife Carolyn, both of Windsor; a daughter Peggy Barrett and her husband John, Windsor; four grandsons, Rick, Andy, Matt and Time; two great-grandsons, Gage and Daniel; a sister, Ann Lou Muller, LaMonte; a brother J. W. Bird, Goodman, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 26, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GRIESEL, Henry Albert Lee Sr.
1924-1994
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lee Griesel Sr., 70, rural Windsor, died Wednesday, December 21, 1994, at his home. He was born October 23, 1924, in Camden County, near Climax Springs, the son of George Griesel and Clara Baldwin Griesel. On September 1, 1945, in Clinton, he married Dorothy J. Bird, who survives of the home. Mr. Griesel was a cattle farmer and worked for Pittsburg Corning in Sedalia for 35 years, before retiring in 1986. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Lee Griesel Jr. of the home, and John Dan Griesel, Windsor; a daughter Peggy Barrett, Kansas City; two sisters, Ruth Charlton, Macks Creek, and Ruby Ollison, Sedalia; four grandsons; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother Fred of Pueblo, Colorado. Funeral services will be Friday, December 23 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GRIFFIN, Frank L.
1919-2006
Sunset Vista Cemetery, Yuma, Yuma Co, AZ
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 23 2006 - Frank L. Griffin, 87, died Thursday, October 19, 2006, at Alterra Sterling House, Great Bend, Kansas. He was born September 13, 1919, at Stockton, Kansas, the son of Ralph and Emily Pacak Griffin. He married Mary at Pleasanton, Kansas, who died in 1979. He married Jewell Murphy Finley in Warsaw, who died May 27, 1994. He worked for Kansas City Power and Light Company. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army. He was a resident of Great Bend since 2001, coming from Yuma, Arizona. He is survived by his sister Ruth Marshall, Great Bend, Kansas; two stepsons, William A. Finley, Shawnee, Kansas, and Michael Finley, Overland Park, Kansas; his nephew Paul Marshall, Great Bend, Kansas. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Griffin and Harry Griffin. Burial was in Sunset Vista Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.

GRIFFIN, Lillie V. CAMPBELL
1917-1997
Double Branch Cemetery, near Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Lillie V. Griffin, 79, formerly of Clinton, died Saturday, January 4, 1997, at the Golden Age Nursing Home, Stover. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 7, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in the Double Branch Cemetery near Butler. Mrs. Griffin was September 14, 1917, in Zora, the daughter of Marida Adnorm and Sarah "Sally" Brooks Campbell. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, and the Clinton Chapter 73 Order of Eastern Star. She was married to Harry Griffin and together they owned and operated Griffin's Marina at Osceola. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Janet Mansfield, Clinton, and Patricia Keeton, Kansas City; one sister Nova Hall, Tightwad; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

GRIFFIN, Mary Elizabeth HALL
1913-1991
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Mary Elizabeth Griffin, daughter of the late Ella and Wiley Calvin Hall, was born February 2, 1913, in Humansville. She died November 11, 1991, at 10:58 a.m. at Lakeside Hospital in Kansas City. She resided in Kansas City and was united in marriage to Lee Edward Griffin in 1936 and to this union one son, Kenneth Linburg, was born. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, four sisters and one brother. She joined Second Baptist Church of this city when she was a very young girl and attended services with her mother before moving to Kansas City. Two nieces, Frankie Wingfield and Beulah Buford, were at her bedside when she passed away. She leaves to mourn her passing one brother, Kenneth W. Hall, Clinton; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Bobbie Hall, Clinton; one very devoted niece, Frankie Wingfield of Kansas City, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 14, at the Second Baptist Church in Clinton. Burial was held at the Antioch Cemetery, Clinton.

GRIFFIN, Nina KINCADE
1910-2001
Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Trenton, Grundy Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 13 2001 - Mrs. Nina Griffin, 91, Clinton, died Wednesday afternoon, July 11, 2001, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 14, at the Resthaven Mortuary at Trenton. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Trenton. She was born on March 4, east of Spickard, the daughter of Lee and Lucrert Mantlo Kincade. She married Wilbur P. Griffin December 22, 1927. He died May 30, 1986. She moved to Clinton in May 2000. She was a member of the Modena Baptist Church, the Rebecca Lodge 50, the Order of the Eastern Star 275 and a former member of the White Shrine. She is survived by a son, Billy W. Griffin and his wife, Nancy, Clinton; a brother, Clifford E. Kincade and his wife, Wanetha of Chillicothe, Illinois, and a grandson, B. W. Griffin, Jr., and his wife, Nancy, Topeka, Kansas. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Clint Kincade, and three sisters Frances Norris, Lea Allsup and Nada Frisbie.

GRIFFIS, Jess W.
1922-1991
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jess W. Griffis, Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Warrensburg, died Wednesday, August 28, at a Corpus Christi hospital. Griffis formerly owned Red Carpet Travel and was involved in real estate. He had a Red Carpet Travel Service Office in Clinton and was a member of the Clinton Rotary Club.

GRIFFITH, Alexander B.
1819-1902
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Oct 18 1902 - The sunset of life came to Alexander B. Griffith at the home of his youngest daughter, Mrs. G. V. Berry, at 9:30 p.m. Sunday from general debility and the disease attendant upon old age. He only took to his bed Tuesday, October 7, and his sufferings were severe until unconsciousness came, which lasted 30 yours before the spirit took its flight, leaving a smile upon his countenance so sweet just to look upon it was a benediction. His work was all done. His wife is content in her sorrow - just a little longer shall we labor, love and wait. The 5th of this December would have been their Golden anniversary. Bose Garth, who came to pay his last respects to his departed friend, remembered and was present at their wedding, which occurred at the home of the bride's father, David R. Drake, near Lewis Station, Dec. 5, 1852. Margaret Drake was the bride and the only other witness in the county now living is Mrs. Dr. Royston of Huntingdale. Drake's Chapel was named for the bride's father, who gave forty acres of ground to the church for a camp ground. Mr. Griffith was born in Allegheny County, Va. September 8, 11819 and came to Cass County at the age of 20, where he eventually built the town of Dayton. Most of his life was spent in the mercantile business and he was unusually successful. In 1849, he went to California, where success, as usual, crowned his efforts and he returned home three years later, married and purchased 1000 acres near Lewis Station and erected the first house about the year 1868. His was a naturally bright mind, cultivated by travel and rich experience. He had been in nearly every state of the Union, was in the Mexican War and fought four years in the South with the boys in gray and was quartermaster under Gen. Rains. His wife and daughters said of him, he never had a sorrow, his disposition was all sunshine. He was charitable to the poor and always ready with a merry jest and joke. He was postmaster at Creighton, under Cleveland's administration. His profession of Christianity took place at Drake's Chapel 30 years ago. The only deaths that occurred in his family previous to his was that of his daughter, Mrs. G. W. Bates at Lexington and one little grandchild. Twenty-seven grandchildren are living. The surviving children are Dr. D. R. Griffith, Manila, Arkansas; Dr. C. E. Griffith, Windsor; Mrs. Sallie Davidson, Stowell, Texas; Dr. J. K. Griffith, Manila, Arkansas; Mrs. G. V. Berry, Clinton. Mr. and Mrs. Griffith have been the past year with their sons at Manila but foreseeing the end and wishing to breathe his last amid the old familiar scenes and have his tired old body rest at his beloved chapel, they arrived in Clinton two weeks ago and the last chapter of a wonderfully eventful life is closed. The funeral was under the auspices of the Masonic order. Jack Thornton of Clinton and Col. A. M. Tutt, now deceased, initiated him in this order, in what was then known as Tebo lodge, which consisted of between 70 and 80 members.

GRIFFITH, Dale E.
1941-2007
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 9 2007 - Dale E. Griffith, 65, of Urich, Missouri, died early Saturday morning, January 6, 2007, at his home. He was born February 28, 1941, in Windsor, Mo., the youngest son of Horace Frederick Griffith and Veva Faye (Oakes) Griffith. On July 8, 1960, in Warsaw, Mo., he married Donna Kay Clark who survives of the home. Dale grew up in the Roseland community in rural Henry County, Mo., and attended schools in both Roseland and Windsor. He was baptized in 1952. He worked for Hilty Quarries for many years before going to work for the Bates County Road District where he worked for 15 years. He then went to work for the Cass County Road District for 15 years, retiring in May of 2003. Deer and turkey hunting, along with fly fishing for trout at state parks, were things he enjoyed but he got the most enjoyment from crappie fishing. In addition to his wife Donna, survivors include four daughters, Teresa Base and her husband Loren, Warsaw, Mo.; Sheila Kreisel and her husband David, Cole Camp, Mo.; Jacqueline Davis and her husband Kevin, Kansas City, Mo.; and Diana Ferguson, Basehor, Kansas; a brother, Harlest Griffith and his wife Vera, Roseland, Mo.; four sister-in-laws, Ruth Griffith, Windsor, Mo., Pat Greer, Clinton, Mo., Dolores King and her husband Jerry, Smithton, Mo., and Sherry Clark and her life partner, Robin Jones, Tampa, Florida; nine grandchildren, Joshua Schultz, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Pamelia Collins, Quincy, Mo.; Kori Base, Warsaw, Mo.; Jessica Bittner, Cole Camp.; Mo., Emma Kreisel, Cole Camp, Mo.; Amanda Rotert, Kansas City, Mo.; Jonathan Rotert, Montrose, Mo.; and Cody Ferguson and Rebekah Ferguson, both of Basehor, Ks.; and six great-grandchildren, Josephine and Clayton Bittner; Parker and Bridger Collins; Kaden Wattenburger, and a great-grandchild soon to be born, Hunter Dale Schultz and several nieces and nephews that were all very special to him and a host of friends. Dale was preceded in death by a brother, D. P. Griffith, two nephews, Donny and Brian Griffith and a great-nephew, Marcus Faler.

GRIFFITH, Donny Paul "D.P." Sr.
1929-2003
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Springfield Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 17 2003 - Donny Paul "D.P." Griffith, Windsor, died Thursday evening, November 13, 2003, at his home in Windsor. He was born October 9, 1929, in Henry County, near Calhoun, the son of Horace Frederick Griffith and Veva Faye (Oakes) Griffith. On March 19, 1950, at John and Florence Pattison's home in Windsor, he married Ruth Mildred Rains, who survives of the home. He co-owned and operated with his father and brother a coal mine near the Thrush area south of Windsor for several years and also worked for a short period of time as a chicken sexer at a hatchery in Warsaw. He spent most of his working life as a truck driver, hauling a variety of material from gravel to rabbits. He also drove a truck for the former Windsor Ready-Mix Concrete Company in Windsor for several years. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Mark Griffith. Lebanon; two daughters. Connie Griffith, Lake Lotawana, and Cherie Tibbetts and her husband Troy. Windsor; a granddaughter, Tiffany Griffith. Lebanon; two brothers, Harlest Griffith, Calhoun, and Dale Griffith, Urich, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by two sons, Donny Paul Griffith. Jr., July 27, 1986, and Brian Oakes Griffith, August 24, 1994. Funeral services were Sunday, November 16, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Roseland.

GRIFFITH, Eunice M. STREETER
1921-1991
Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Eunice M. Griffith, age 70, passed away Tuesday morning, December 3, 1991, at her home near Warsaw. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on September 17, 1921, the daughter of Floyd and Ethel Echomb Streeter. She graduated from high school in Hays, Kansas and attended Fort Hays State College. In 1942 she was united in marriage to Roy W. Griffith at Hayes, Kansas. Following their marriage they made their home in Hays for 20 years until they moved to Warsaw in 1975. In 1978 they moved to Sedalia and made their home until returning to Warsaw in 1988. She attended the Episcopal Church of Hayes, Kansas. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post #2591 of Sedalia. She is survived by her husband Roy of the home; one son, Roy W. Griffith III, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one daughter, Florence L. Heath, Ivins, Utah and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services for Eunice M. Griffith were held at Reser Funeral Chapel on Friday, December 6, 1991. Burial was in Shawnee Cemetery.

GRIFFITH, James Alfred
1927-2011
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 1 2011 - James Alfred Griffith of Clinton died at his home in Clinton on June 10, 2011, at the age of 84 years. He was born May 21, 1927, the son of Donald E. and Mella Bell (Estill) Griffith. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was married to Vera Clydene "Dene" (Bottoms) Griffith, who preceded him in death on Jan 17 2009. He is survived by one sister, Dorothy Bemish of Indio Hills, California. Graveside services were July 5, at Englewood Cemetery.

GRIFFITH, Margaret S. DRAKE
1831-1909
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Margaret S. Griffith died Oct. 3, 1909 at the home of a son Dr. J. K. Griffith, at Randlette, Oklahoma after a brief illness with pneumonia. She was born 1831 in Howard county and moved to this county with her parents in 1836. Her father, Judge Daniel R. Drake, settled near what is now Lewis Station. Drake's campground will be remembered with great pleasure by many pioneer church goers. It was a part of his farm and was given by him to build the present church of Drake's chapel. She was the youngest and last of 13 children. She was buried at Drake's chapel.

GRIFFITH, Mary Ellen SHIELDS
1861-1906
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jul 14 1906 - The death of Mrs. G. W. Griffith occurred at her home four miles northeast of Clinton Monday, July 9. She was 45, just at the meridian of a happy, useful life crowned with life's choicest blessings. A loving husband and five devoted children, who were in the home still - Mary Ellen, Walter, Nora, Angie and Nannie. This was the first break in the family circle. Born in New Albany, Ind., April 11, 1861 and married G. W. Griffith August 27, 1880. A member of the Baptist Church at Quarles and her grave was literally buried in beautiful flowers, with the procession of mourners probably the longest ever witnessed in the county.

GRIFFITH, Nona Mae
1907-1997
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nona Mae Griffith, 90, died Sunday, January 26, 1997, at the Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Nona Mae Griffith, daughter of Jobe and Halcyon Smith Griffith, was born January 16, 1907, in the Golden Gate Community in Henry County. She graduated from the Lima School, southwest of Clinton, and spent most of her adult life in Kansas City, where she worked as a cook and waitress in several diners and also worked for some time at the Snappy Cleaning shop. She moved to Clinton in her early 50's where she worked at Elite Cleaners and the Deluxe Cafe. She enjoyed attending the Wednesday evening auctions and was known for taking care of her friends by driving them to doctor's appointments and shopping. She ended her working career in Clinton as a caregiver living with and taking care of the elderly in their own homes. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Beulah Irene Seaton. She is survived by her nephew, Ray Seaton, and his wife, Judy, of Clinton; her great-nephew, Robbie Seaton of Clinton; her great-niece, Ronda Seaton, Columbia; several cousins and friends and her beloved dog, Sissy.

GRIFFITH, Vera Clydene "Dene" BOTTOMS
1931-2009
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Vera C. "Dene" Griffith, age 78, of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at her home. Among survivors include her husband, Jim of the home; one son, Buddy Slusher; one daugher, Anita Senteto and one grandson, Brandon Senteto, all of California. Private graveside services will be held at Englewood Cemtery, Clinton.

GRIFFITT, Helen M. ALBIN
1918-2005
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 5 2005 - Helen Griffitt, 86, Clinton, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, in her home. She was born September 14, 1918, the daughter of Sterling and Ina Mae Albin. She was married to the late Fred Griffitt, who died May 10, 1994. Survivors include one son Donnie Wayne Griffitt and wife Rebecca; daughter-in-law Barbara Griffitt; grandchildren, Christian, Lora, Don Don, Theresa and husband Mark, Donnie, Randy, Lonnie and fiancee Carol Allee, Connie and husband Jeff, Gene and wife Debbie, Kristy and husband Gary, Buster and wife Linda, Biana and Carla and husband Pat; great-grandchildren, Miranda, Krista, Matthew, Michelle, Fred, Jesse, Chelsee, Taylor, Abbie, Jessica, Gracie, Lilli, Blake, Kim, Bill, Justin, Mikey, James, David and Josh; great-great-grandchildren, Precious, Allison, Destiny, Thomas, Gretchen and Bradly. She is preceded in death by her husband Fred; one son Sonny; two daughters, Lora May and Roberta. She worked at Kimball's Locker in Clinton and farmed all her life. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 6, at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

GRIGGS, Carl Luther "Chief GreyOwl"
1925-2005
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 3 2005 - Carl Luther Griggs was born July 1, 1925, in Eldorado, Kansas, son of John Huey and Elva E. Jones Griggs. He died April 16 2005, at Liberty Memorial Hospital in Liberty. Carl served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre, as well as in the African Campaign. He was aboard the USS Gene Bart in Africa and later trained and served as a member of a U.D.T. team in the Pacific Theatre. He was discharged in 1945, but reenlisted for three more years. After returning home Carl and his wife Jean moved to California where they resided for 28 years before retiring. Carl was in the retail furniture business and worked with his sons and it became a successful family business. Upon retirement Carl decided to devote his time to his Native American Heritage and became Chief of the Northern Cherokee Nation of Missouri and Arkansas. He was Chief up to the time of his death. Carl had many goals for the Cherokee People, some he met, and some he didn't. One of the goals that was not met, but was first on his priority was to open a museum for the Cherokee People. to see that this goal is met the Griggs family is going to donate many of chief GreyOwl's personal items to that cause and this will be the beginning of the museum for the Cherokee People, in his honor. He was very loving and compassionate man and a man who was proud of his Native American heritage. Chief GreyOwl Griggs will be remembered as the pillar of strength for the Griggs family and the Northern Cherokee People. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean, of the home; his sons, Carl D. Griggs and wife Debbie, Liberty, Gary L. Griggs and wife Annette, Lee's Summit, Gregory G. Griggs and wife Gloria, Clovis, California, Randall J. Griggs and Susan, San Ramone, California, Steven M. Griggs and wife Thuc, Euless, Texas, Johnny D. Griggs and wife Anna, Blue Springs; five brothers, Charles R. Griggs, Holden, Donald M. Griggs, Hanford, California, Jerry Griggs, Edgerton, Larry Griggs, Kansas City, Jack Griggs, Delano, California; three sisters, Mary Stanton, Kansas City, Elva Belz, Independence, Dolly Dean, Grove Beach, California; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, with one expected in May. Funeral services were held April 20 at Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

GRIGGS, E.
n/a-1910
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1910 - Died - E. Griggs, an aged and respected citizen, at his home on Bodine Avenue January 22. Met with an accident on the square several weeks ago that broke his hip. Leaves an invalid wife. Burial in Bethlehem.

GRIGGS, Ella Cornelia
1877-1896
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 19 1896 - Died September 4 at her home 2 and 1/2 miles southeast of Clinton, Miss Ella Cornelia Griggs, of typhoid fever, after an illness of 1 month and 2 days. Born Dec. 28, 1877 in Eldorado, Butler county, Kansas. The family, with the exception of one sister, Mrs. Lennia Anderson, who lives in Decatur county, Kansas, were gathered at her bedside when she breather her last. Also one was present who was as dear to her as any member of the family and to whom the parting was sad indeed, leaving the prospects of a happy future as a blank. She was laid to rest in Bethlehem cemetery. Ella was a sweet girl of 18 and leaves a father, mother, three brothers and two sisters to mourn her loss. Sad indeed were her friends who gathered about her coffin as it was lowered into the grave. As her mother turned from the grave, she said "Poor Ella, left alone! Another flower snatched from mother's heart."

GRIGGS, Emma McVEY
1858-1915
Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Finney Co, KS
Clinton MO - Emma McVey was born in Delaware county, Iowa, October 24, 1858, and died in Garden City, Kansas, June 12, 1915, aged 56 years, 7 months and 19 days. At the age of 7 years she came to Missouri with her parents, and settled on a farm 4 miles northwest of Clinton, where she grew to womanhood. On January 4th, 1882, she was married to M. F. Griggs. In August of the same year they moved to Garden City, Kansas, and made their home until the spring of 1906, when they moved to Eugene, Oregon, where they had made their home ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Griggs were called to Garden City, Kansas, June 1st, by the death of his mother, where Mrs. Griggs was stricken with paralysis while taking 6 o'clock dinner with friends, June 11th, and died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 1915. The funeral was at the home of Everett Griggs, a brother of M. F. Griggs, Monday, June 14th, after which interment was made at the Garden City cemetery. She leaves a husband, one brother, Alfred McVey, of Monatana, two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Crissman, of Urich, and Mrs. Mabel Leslie, of California, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

GRIGGS, Kathryn L. ROTTMAN
1930-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2008 - Kathryn L. Griggs, 78, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008. Graveside services will be Saturday, Dec. 20, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia. Kathryn was born March 21, 1930, in Clinton, the daughter of Henry and Mamie Elliott Rottman, who preceded her in death. She married Johnnie M. Griggs on April 21, 1949, in Clinton. He preceded her in death in October 1995. They were theater owners and foster parents for many years. Survivors include two sisters, Irma Brewer and Ida Chapman; two sons, Kevin Griggs and Jeffrey Willard; one daughter, Karen Staggs; five grandchildren, Shawna, Jared, Brienna, John and Rochelle; two great-grandchildren, Kara and John Jr.

GRIGGS, Mildred D. CAMPBELL
1908-2001
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 2 2001 - Mildred Campbell Griggs, the only child of Edward B. Campbell and Mary Ellen Deatherage Campbell, was born September 21, 1908, near Coal. She died at her home in Clinton on June 20, 2001, at the age of 92 years. When Mildred was five-years-old, her mother died and she was raised by her maternal grandparents. She attended a rural Henry County School for her elementary schooling and graduated from Clinton High School in 1928 as valedictorian of her class. While a senior in high school, she worked after school and on Saturdays in the Probate Office. After graduation she became deputy clerk and later clerk of this court. Mary 18, 1930, she married W. E. (Gene) Griggs, who preceded her in death February 25, 1976. Mildred was a member of the Clinton Methodist Church since 1930, serving her church in many different capacities. She was a member of the Poly Credo Bible Club for 20 years and leader of this club for 10 years. She also led the Junior Poly Credo Club for years. She was the clerk of the Henry County Selective Service Board during World War II, a Red Cross volunteer for 35 years and a Gray Lady for 10 years. She liked to read, cook, sew and do hand work, making handmade gifts for family and friends. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Thelma Farris; a niece, Mrs. C. T. Luker, all of Springfield, Illinois, and another nephew, W. E. Farris of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as 15 great-nieces and nephews and 32 great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church on Monday, June 25. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

GRIGGS, Sarah E. "Sallie" VANVACTER
1848-1891
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye - Died, Mrs. J. O. Griggs. Her maiden name was Sallie E. Vanvacter; bourn in Loudon county, Va., 10th day of January, 1858, aged 54 years. Married March 25, 1874 in Paris Mo., coming to Clinton that year. She leaves three children - Sallie S., Maude Owen and Willie Henry. Mrs. Griggs had been a member of the Southern Methodist Church since early childhood. Her death was very sudden, as she was sick only a few days from Monday until Saturday night at 10:30. Joseph H. Vanvacter, her brother, arrived Sunday from Mexico and funeral was Monday at the Southern Methodist church. Burial in Englewood. (Note: Cemetery records give birth date as Jan 10 1848 and age 43Y 2M 8D)

GRIGSBY, Sarah WHITE
1837-1900
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 17 1900 - Mrs. Sarah Grigsby, nee White, died at her home in Bear Creek township March 2, 1900. "Aunt Sallie" was born in Muskingom, Ohio January 25, 1837 married to Alfred Grigsby January 16, 1852; came to this county in 1870. She joined the M. E. church, south, in 1859 while living in Ohio and united with the same church at Bear Creek. There is no doubt but what she is now safe in the blood-washing throng whose robes are whiter than snow. In her home, she was a most pleasant woman and the caller, whether neighbor or stranger, was soon made to feel at home and tho it was humble, it was richer in sunshine than the home of a king. Her life was a fountain of hope and overflowed to brighten the pathway of all who came within her sphere. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn the greatest loss one can known in this life. The aged husband is heart broken, to him she has not grown older but has ever remained the beautiful bride whom he led to the altar 48 years ago; nearly half a century she has been at his side, his joy, his life, his all.

GRIMES, Arthur
abt 1936-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 11 2008 - Arthur Grimes, 72, Nodaway, died Thursday, January 10, 2008, at his home. Graveside services will be Monday, January 14, at Forest City. Among survivors is his brother, Dale Grimes, Clinton.

GRIMES, Bert
1877-1922
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Bert Grimes drowned. His body was found by an Evans and Dukes boys near the Katy Grand River bridge Tuesday morning, when they were fishing. They noticed an object in among the willows, which looked like the body of a man, and notified Sheriff Glen Runner immediately, who with Deputy Sheriff W. T. Runner and Coroner Dr. W. R. Campbell, went to the scene at once, finding the body face downward with his feet next to the bank. As the river was very deep here, it was with great difficulty that they got him out, and then did not recognize him. Undertakers Sims & Wilkinson were called, who brought the body to their undertaking rooms. The body and features had swollen so that it was impossible to tell who he was. Bert Grimes had been missing from home since May 11th at 8:30 p.m., so as soon as it became known that a body had been found, it was thought it was possible that it was he. At first even those who knew him best could not identify him, but he finally was, by an injured finger, his ears, that had been partly frozen at one time, an injured foot, and by his clothing. He had been in poor health for five years, and had become despondent. Lately he had been saying that he was going to Hot Springs, Arkansas, and was not going to pay his way, as work had been scarce this winter. He talked with his wife and mother that night before leaving home, but did not tell them where he was going. They told him to draw the money from the bank and go on the train if he should decide to go and let them know when he went. He said he would write them right away if he went, but never told them if he was going that night. As he often stayed at the poultry house at night they were not alarmed when he did not return, and even since then they thought he had decided to go and were hoping for a letter. It is thought that he could have boarded a train and fallen off, or could have in his downcast mood, walked out the track and fallen in the river. There were no signs of violence on his body. The coroners' inquest was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, and returned the following verdict: "We the jury find that Bert Grimes came to his death by drowning, cause unknown." Deceased was born in Park County, Indiana, May 29, 1877. At the age of 14, he came to Clinton with his parents, which had been his home since. He was for years a bridge builder, but ever since the Armour & Co. plant was opened seven years ago, he had been employed there as a box maker. He was married May 21, 1921, to Miss Maggie Daniels. This devoted wife survives, also his mother Mrs. L. F. Grimes; his grandmother, Mrs. Ann King; one brother Arthur of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Short of Kansas City, and Mrs. Gertrude Ware of southern California. His sister Mrs. Stella Short and his uncle, Warner King of Nottowo, Texas, returned the first of this week having been called here by the serious illness of Mrs. Ann King. Deceased was a member of the W.O.W. He was most devoted to his wife, mother and grandmother. He had most tenderly cared for this dear mother and grandmother since a small lad, providing with every comfort that was in his power to give. He was a faithful worker. All deeply sympathize with his family, on whom his death falls so heavily. The funeral services were conducted at Englewood on Wednesday, after which his body was laid to rest.

GRIMES, Charles Arthur
1876-1938
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Arthur Grimes dies. Death brought release from suffering to Mr. Grimes August 11, 1938, at his home at 200 North Carter street. He had been in failing health the past several months, and was bedfast nearly four years following a paralytic stroke. His wife was with him at 9:15 that night to ask if he wanted anything and when he did not, busied herself in another part of the house. She returned to the bedroom at 9:30 and found that death had quietly entered and freed the spirit from its earthly bondage. Mr. Grimes was a patient sufferer; uncomplaining; appreciative of the loving care given by his devoted wife and children. Charles Arthur Grimes was born January 8, 1876, near Atherton, Park County, Ind., and when 13 years old, came to Clinton with his parents. After the death of his father five years later, he helped support his mother, brother and two sisters, becoming employed at the old pottery, soon after it was established in Clinton. March 16, 1903, he was married to Miss Mary Emma Winkler of Hartwell and to this union were given five children, four of whom survive to comfort their mother and are, Miss Viola and William of the home, Mrs. Lonnie Scott near Mt. Zion, and Orville Grimes, 728 East Franklin Street. He is also survived by a sister Mrs. Stella Short, who could not attend because of ill health, and two grandchildren, Orville Jr., and Mary Virginia Grimes. Mr. Grimes was engine hostler a number of years on what was formerly called the "Leaky Roof" railroad, owned by the K.C.C. & S., and later absorbed by the Frisco. When stricken by paralysis, September 26, 1934, which left him helpless, Mr. Grimes was working at Armour & Company. He was a valued employee, upright in his dealings with others, a kind father and loving husband. His comfort was uppermost in the minds and hearts of his loved ones, who surrounded him with a wealth of devotion, assisted by others. A sister-in-law Mrs. Clara B. Grimes of Kansas City, who held her brother-in-law in high esteem, arrived Friday to be with the family and for the last rites. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Wilkinson Funeral Home who had charge of the burial at Englewood.

GRIMES, Clyde LeRoy
1915-1994
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clyde LeRoy Grimes, son of the late Robert E. Lee Grimes and Lydia Ann Grimes, was born in Blue Jacket, Oklahoma, February 21, 1915, and died November 5 1994, at the Sac Osage hospital in Osceola, being 79 years and eight months old. He and his family came to Osceola in a covered wagon when he was two years old, making Osceola his home until his death. He accepted Christ at the age of 14 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Osceola at the time of his death. He also served as Sunday school superintendent for several years and also served as a trustee. He graduated from Osceola High School. Starting his carpenter career in 1942, he worked for Macdonald Construction Co. at Camp Crowder in Neosho, later working for the same company at Topeka, Kansas, and Salina, Kansas. On August 31, 1940, he was united in marriage to Marsha Adeline Wingfield, daughter of the late Russell and Edith Wingfield of Osceola. On July 27, 1948, a daughter, Marsha Ann was born to this union. He served 36 months in the United States Army, 812 Chemical Co. air operations as technician 5th grade. He was awarded 2 bronze service stars for campaigns in Rome, also he received a good conduct medal. He was issued a Lapel button and entitled to wear Asiatic, Pacific Theatre campaign ribbon, European, African, Middle eastern Theatre campaign ribbon, three overseas service bars, and Victory ribbon. Being discharged November 23, 1945, he returned home and he and his wife, Marsha, started the C. L. Grimes Building Contractor business. He built the first hospital and clinic in Osceola, also building a number of beautiful homes in and around Osceola and different towns. He also remodeled the old Gold Mine Hotel in Creed, Colorado, that Jesse James and his gang rode through and destroyed. In later years he was the government inspector for the Osceola Housing Authority working there 12 years until he retired. He was known for his honesty and craftsmanship. He was a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Marsha of the home; daughter, Marsha Ann and husband, Gene Heidler; two granddaughters, April Heidler, Chrystal and husband, William Ingram; one great-granddaughter, Whitney Ingram, and great-grandson, Christopher Ingram; a niece, Gale Adams, who was very dear to him, and her husband, Gene; two great-nieces, Robin Scrutchfield, and husband, Darell and Tamela Scrivner and husband, Brad; three great-grand-nephews, Branden and Tanner Scrivner and Jarrod Schwartz; great-great-niece. Halley Scrivner; one brother, Raymond and wife, Maxine Grimes; four nephews, Edd and Mike Grimes, Bill and Bob Grimes; sister-in-law and husband, Dale and Margie Taylor. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were Sunday, November 6, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in Osceola Cemetery.

GRIMES, Delores J. CHENOWETH
1946-2001
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 24 2001 - Delores J. (Chenoweth) Grimes, 55, Belton, died Thursday, August 23, 2001. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 26, at Cullen Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Sunday at White Oak Cemetery, Urich. She is survived by her husband, Wayne, of the home; sons, William and Darrin Chenoweth of Belton; mother and step-father, Lela and Virgil Barnett, Clinton; sisters, Maryilyn Sloan, Urich, and Joy Ford, Lee's Summit; step-children, Joyce Melton, Edmunds, Oklahoma, Tami and April Grimes, Mesa, Arizona; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

GRIMES, Donna M. QUICK WASMUTH
1916-1994
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Donna Wasmuth Grimes, 78, San Diego, California, died November 16, 1994. Graveside services and burial will be Wednesday, November 30, in the Blairstown Cemetery. Mrs. Grimes was born September 30, 1916, in Blairstown, the daughter of Mellie and Neal Quick. She moved with her parents to Lenexa, Kansas, and attended grade school and high school there. She was married to Jack Wasmuth and lived in Kansas City until his death. She then moved to San Diego, California. Mrs. Grimes worked as a bookkeeper all her life. She attended the Redeemer Lutheran Church in San Diego.

GRIMES, James Adkins "Jimmie"
1917-1997
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Jimmie A. Grimes, 80, died Thursday, July 17, 1997, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was born April 8, 1917, in Clinton, the son of Charles L. and Mildred Adkins Grimes. Jimmie loved his family, especially his mother, who devoted many hours to their "special" child. He loved music and as a child he played drums, later had many records, then tapes. The nursing home kept music playing for him constantly. He is survived by one brother, Robert Grimes and wife, Helen Elizabeth, Prairie Village, Kansas; two nephews, Mark Grimes and family of Edmond, Oklahoma, Robert Grimes, Jr. of Wichita, Kansas; one niece, Lynne Grimes of Kansas City, and three cousins, Frances Chrisman and Henry Adkins, both of Clinton, and June Ritzen, St. Louis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, 1st Lt. Charles L. Grimes, Jr. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 19, in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GRIMES, James Terrel "Jimmie"
1866-1910
Clinton MO, Jul 9 1910 - James Terrel Grimes died July 2, at 2:50 p.m. at his home on North Main street, bidding farewell to the fading flories and splendors of this earth. He was 43 and his time was all too short among use. Born in Moberly on October 25, 1866 and spent his entire life there except the fourteen or fifteen years, happy ones, in Clinton. Married to Dora Mae Elsea in Moberly and she was called to "come up higher" just nine months to the very day and almost to the very hour of his going away. Two children - a son Charles now just 21, and Ada 16, so tenderly loved by all. Brother Jimmy is survived by a dear old tender hearted mother; a brother Arthur, and his faithful devoted sisters, Mrs. J. W. Thaxton, Mrs. Omer Martin, Mrs. Joe Garrett and Miss Minta. Like Mary and Martha of old, they mourn the going away of their dear brother. He built a good home on North Main Street and numbered his friends by his acquaintances. Many a man, on a cold wintry day, has been attracted by the cheerful fire of his great base burned, has knocked on the door and was warmed by the fire and his genial hospitality. In poor health for two years and consulted physicians in Clinton, Moberly and St. Louis. His body was frail and disease and suffering had settled on his frame and he spent weary days and sleepless nights and lonely silent hours we know so little about because he was brave and told it not. But Jimmy Grimes never gave up, never peddled his troubles and was calm and cool to the end and his only regret in going away was that he was so much needed for the good of his children.

GRIMES, Leanah Frances KING
1857-1936
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. L. F. Grimes, who had been ill the past two years, grew worse Saturday with an intestinal disorder and was called Home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. She had been beautifully cared for the past twelve years by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clara Grimes, who since the death of her husband Charles, had made her home with his mother. The sincere and true devotion between Mrs. Grimes and her son's wife proved a blessing to them both, for mutual care and understanding enriched these years together which were a true lesson in unselfish loyalty. Leanah Frances King was born August 27, 1857 in Indiana, the daughter of pioneer residents of Kentucky. In her Indiana home she grew to womanhood and February 18, 1875, became the wife of Charles Clifford Grimes, who preceded his wife in death in 1894. Mr. and Mrs. Grimes first came to Clinton from Illinois in 1885. They were here but a short time, then moved to Nebraska, then to Indiana, on to Illinois and again to Clinton January 30, 1889, which remained her home. Mr. Grimes followed the carpenter trade. They had four children, Bert and Gertie, who are deceased; Charles Arthur of Clinton, now an invalid, and Mrs. Stella Short of Chicago, Ill. Mrs. Grimes is also survived by six grandchildren, Orville, William and Viola Grimes of Clinton, Lena Marie Grimes of Kansas City, Mrs. Myrtle Kugler of Chicago and Frances Grimes of Fresno, Calif. Five great grandchildren also survive her. Into the long life span of Mrs. Grimes was written splendid examples of high courage, industry and patience. She was a member of the Christian church, belonging some thirty years. She was very active and her garden, which she tended herself, was always productive of fine vegetables and beautiful flowers which she greatly loved. She raised chickens too, and took pride in her thrift. She loved pretty things and liked to sew, quilting a great part of her time. The last quilt she made was a wedding ring pattern for Mrs. Clara Grimes. She was also a great reader and was never at a loss in discussing any subject with any person who might stop to see her. Brave and courageous, she had a happy spirit that shed hope and good cheer upon all who were in trouble and throughout her years of illness she was patient and uncomplaining, keeping her interest in all things that touched her life up to the end. Hers was a many sided life of unusual worth and goodness. The funeral will be held Thursday at the home and the body laid to rest in Englewood beside her husband and parents.

GRIMES, Marsha Ann
1920-2002
Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 8 2003 - Marsha Ann Grimes, 82, Pryor, Oklahoma, formerly of Osceola, died Friday, November 8, 2002, in the Meyers County Medical Center in Pryor, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 12, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Osceola. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.

GRIMES, Mrs. J. T.
n/a-1909
Clinton MO, Oct 9 1909 - Death of Mrs. J. T. Grimes - It is with deep sorrow we print the above headline. One of Clinton's happiest homes has been devastated. About two years ago a serious nerve trouble made Mrs. Grimes helpless and caused her to be placed in the hospital for the best medical help possible but a higher power than ours had taken to Himself. Mrs. Grimes breathed her last at 5 p.m. Saturday, October 2. Mr. Grimes, her mother Mrs. Elsea, Monk Evans and Miss Anna Henry accompanied the remains to Moberly. Mrs. Grimes was the kindest of neighbors, always good to the needy, a tender wife and mother, a member of the South Methodist Church and Eastern Star. The neighbors sent a beautiful floral anchor by Mrs. Will Jarvis, who left for Moberly Sunday evening. The elks sent a floral pillow and the Fristo employees a wreath. The Eastern Star telephoned and had flowers furnished from the Moberly Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Grimes had lived in Clinton nearly 15 years and had a beautiful home on North Main street. Two children, Charley the eldest, just about grown, and a daughter Adda, just 15, survive her.

GRIMES, Roy Albert
1915-2000
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Aug 10 2000 - Roy Albert Grimes, 84, Butler, died August 8, 2000, in Butler. Funeral services will be Saturday at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Mr. Grimes is survived by his wife Helen Grimes of Butler; three daughters, Connie Russell of Grapevine, Texas, Gail McCammon and husband Rodney, Butler, and Cheryl Cumpton and husband Leon, Sedalia; one brother Don Grimes and wife Norma, Butler; one sister Hazel Dickerson of Butler; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

GRIMES, Ruth Maxine COX
1922-2007
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 15 2007 - Ruth Maxine (Cox) Grimes, 85, Urich, died on Monday, August 13, 2007, at her home after battling Parkinson's disease. Funeral services will be Friday, august 17, at the Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral Home of Butler. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler. She was the eldest daughter of Joseph Christopher and Gladys Surville (Dickerson) Cox and was born on August 7, 1922 in Virginia, Missouri. She married William Ivan "Peanut" Grimes on December 14, 1938, at the Butler Courthouse in Bates County. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her grandchildren, Lisa, John and Rusty. Ruth is survived by her four sons, Ivan Wayne Grimes, Belton, and granddaughter Joyce and her husband Russell, Edmond, Oklahoma; granddaughters, April and Tami, Gilbert, Arizona, and great-grandchildren, Kristen, Ryan, Tori, Tatum and Dustin; son Jimmie Dale Grimes and his wife Judy, and grandson Jay and his wife Claudia of Liberty; son Jerry Clark Grimes and his wife Dale, Grandview, granddaughter Gretchen, and great-grandchildren Aston and Jayse; son William Allen Grimes, Urich, granddaughter Michelle and her husband Edward, and grandson Justin, great-grandchildren, Kaithlyne, Hunter, Nathaniel and Breanne, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and her sister Betty Jo Raps, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Ruth was a devoted wife, a loving mother and an adoring grandmother. Until she retired in the early 1980s she worked for the garment industry in Clinton, Holden and Garden City. Her hobbies were quilting and sewing. She enjoyed her flowers and loved dancing.

GRIMES, William "Dale"
1927-2011
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 28 2011 - William "Dale" Grimes, son of Franklin L. and Daisy E. (Waggoner) Grimes, was born October 6, 1927 in Oregon, Missouri. He died Monday, May 16, 2011 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Dale served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was married to Doris Jeryldine (Jerry) Wilson on January 14, 1961. He was a lab tech for Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning and Commission before he retired. He is survived by his wife Jerry of the home; children Kevin Blackburn and wife Kathy of Carlsbad, CA., Rae Anna Tindle of Wentzville, Alice Cameron and husband Roger, Dana Grimes and wife Crystal, and Mitch Grimes and wife Teri, all of Clinton. Thirteen grandchildren: Jeremy, Nathan, Justin, Elan, Erin, Kris, Keith, Alex, Chole, Sarah, Nat, Chrissy and Tyler. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton on Monday, May 23. Cremation followed the service.

GRIMES, William Arthur
1907-1992
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Arthur Grimes was born September 7, 1907 in Clinton, the son of Charles and Mary Grimes. He passed away at 84 years of age in Wichita, Ks. As a young boy he lived in Clinton. He was married to Blanche Irene Stevens on October 15, 1939 in Clinton. Although there were no children from this marriage he was a father figure for his numerous nieces and nephews. He started working at the Daily Democrat at 17 years of age. During his employment at the Democrat he joined the U.S. Navy until he was honorably discharged in 1945. During WWII he served as Baker 1st Class on numerous ships. Upon returning home from the Navy he returned to work at the Daily Democrat. In 1948 he and his wife moved to Wichita where he was employed as a baker at the Rainbow Bakery. He then opened his own business under the name of Economy Shoe Repair. After selling his business in 1976 he went to work at the Ramada Inn at Broadview up until his death. He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, one sister and an infant daughter. He is survived by a sister, two nieces, two nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on May 8, 1992 at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

GRIMES, William Ivan "Peanut"
1917-1992
Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - William Ivan "Peanut" Grimes, 74, Urich, passed away Friday, September 25, 1992, at the Cass Medical center in Harrisonville. He was born October 17, 1917, in Bates County, the son of Jesse D. and Maude Edith Vansant Grimes. He was united in marriage to Ruth Maxine Cox on December 14, 1938, and to this union four sons were born. He was employed with the Butler Manufacturing Company as a forklift operator until his retirement in January of 1980. He was devoted to his family and lived life to the fullest and especially enjoyed playing bingo, dancing and flipping quarters. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Alva Foster Grimes, Merlin E. Grimes and Carl D. Grimes; one sister Mabel Bernice Dickerson; and two grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of the home; his sons, Ivan Wayne Grimes and Jerry Clark Grimes of Independence, Jim Dale Grimes of Liberty, and William Allen Grimes of San Francisco, California; two brothers, Roy Grimes, and wife, Helen, and Don Grimes and wife, Norma Jean, all of Ballard; one sister, Hazel Dickerson, and husband, Don, of Butler; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 29, 1992, at the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home in Butler. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

GRIMSLEY, Pearl L. LaFAVOR
1915-2003
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 11 2003 - Pearl L. Grimsley, 88, Windsor, died Sunday morning, May 11, 2003, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor. She was born January 10, 1915, in Windsor, the daughter of John William LaFavor and Nannie Bell (Ancell) LaFavor. On May 7, 1940, in ElDorado Springs, she married William Sylvester "Vess" Grimsley, who was killed in action in France during World War II, August 20, 1944. She worked for several years at several area laundry and dry cleaning establishments, including the Windsor Dry Cleaners and Laundry (owned by her sister), Windsor Hospital and Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor. She is survived by a sister, Helen Cline, Windsor; a niece, Jean Kreisel, Windsor; seven nephews, Bob Courtney, Wasilla, Alaska; Walter McFadden, Windsor, Gary Courtney, Keytesville, Mike LaFavor, Odessa, Rick LaFavor and Greg Wilson, Sedalia, Harold LaFavor, state of Texas; numerous great-nephews, great-nieces and great-great-nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Harold LaFavor and James William LaFavor and six sisters, Rosa LaFavor, Mable Smith, Bertha Courtney, Elizabeth McFadden, Lucille Burford and Erma LaFavor. Graveside services were Tuesday, May 13, at Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GRINDSTAFF, Howard Franklin
1939-2009
Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 30 2009 - Howard Franklin Grindstaff of Windsor, son of James R. and Bulah (Loyd) Grindstaff, was born November 24, 1939, in Polk County. He died on October 26, 2009, at the Veterans Hospital, Columbia, at the age of 69 years. He served his country in the United States Army. He was married to Virginia Lee (Clay) Grindstaff. He worked as foreman for American Compressed Steel and was a guard at KCP&L before he retired. Howard is survived by his wife, Virginia, of the home; one daughter, Rhonda Cowderey of Windsor; one granddaughter, Chasity Cowderey, and three great-grandchildren, Cadance, Jacob and Andrew Scott, all of Windsor, as well as one brother, Grover Grindstaff of Grafton, Virginia, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, October 29. Interment was in the Hopewell Cemetery, Montrose, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

GRINDSTAFF, Isaac Green
1852-1928
Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Friday, Nov 30 1928 - Isaac Green Grindstaff died at the home of his son, Jim Grindstaff in Martinville, at 10 p.m. Saturday, November 24th. Death was due to infirmities of age and heart trouble. He was born near Columbia, Boone County, Mo., on January 23, 1852. His wife died a number of years ago. He leaves another son, Grover Grindstaff, of Clinton, and a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Wirt, of St. Louis. The funeral services were conducted at the South Side Sunday School building, and the body was taken to Fields Creek cemetery for burial.

GRINDSTAFF, Robert Richard
1923-2003
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 28 2003 - Robert Richard Grindstaff, 79, Clinton, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born August 11, 1923, at Calhoun, son of James Ruben and Beulah Loyd Grindstaff. On April 12, 1960, in Kansas City, he married Betty Louise Clay, who died September 13, 1944. Mr. Grindstaff, a veteran of World War II, served with the United States Army in Europe. Upon his discharge from the service, he worked at the Metal Protection and Plating Company in Kansas City. In 1983 he returned to the Clinton area to be with his mother, who was in poor health. Survivors include three daughters, Connie Grindstaff, Warrensburg, Virginia Louise Grindstaff, Kansas City, and Barbara Grindstaff, Ellsinore; four grandchildren, Sara Grindstaff, Kansas City, Patty McDonald, Warrensburg, Jessica Sandridge, Ellsinore, Joseph Swan, Ellsinore; two brothers, Grover Grindstaff, Lanexa, Virginia, and Howard Grindstaff, Windsor, plus several nieces and nephews. Memorial graveside services and interment will be Monday, August 4, in the Deepwater Cemetery.

GRINTER, W. Paul
abt 1935-1991
Stony Point Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Graveside services for W. Paul Grinter, 56, Archie, Mo., formerly of this area, who died August 13, 1991, in Archie, will be Friday at Stony Point Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. Mr. Grinter was born in Muncie in Kansas City, Kansas, and moved to Archie in 1946. He had been superintendent of streets and water in Archie since 1987. He also worked at the Half Way Truck Stop near Harrisonville and at Natalie's Restaurant, Archie. Earlier he was a dairy farmer and a heavy-equipment operator. He was an Archie city councilman in 1985-86. He was a member of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association and operated the Heartbreaker Sled at tractor pulls. Survivors include a son Jeffrey L. Grinter, Garden City; two daughters, Becky Graham, Garden City, and Susan Yahnig, Archie; a brother, L. L. Grinter, Kansas City, Kansas; two half brothers Walter W. Nemecheck, East Lynn, and David F. Nemecheck, St. Louis, Michigan; and a grandson.

GRISHAM, Geneva L. WAREHAM THOMPSON
1918-2012
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 12 2012 - Geneva L. "Thompson" Grisham, 94, Kansas City, died Monday, December 10, 2012, at NorthCare Hospice and Palliative Care Facility, North Kansas City. Geneva was born to Phillip and Bessie Wareham of Clinton on January 11, 1918. After high school she met and married Cody L. Thompson. To this union, four children were born. After Cody's death, she met and married Lloyd F. Grisham. Geneva was a loving wife and mother. She was a member of the Park Hill Christian Church of Kansas City. Surviving Geneva are four sons, Jim L. Thompson and wife Kathy, Harold L. Thompson and wife Donna, Cody W. Thompson and wife Jacqueline, and Donald L. Thompson; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 13, at Park Hill Christian Church in Kansas City. Interment will be at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GRIZZLE, Aubrey Paul
1902-1995
Blairstown Cemetery, Big Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Aubrey Paul Grizzle was horn June 8, 1902, in Blairstown, the son of William Lee and Lula Louise (Lively) Grizzle. He died Monday, December 26, 1994, at the Sterling Height Nursing Home in Lawrence, Kansas, at the age of 92. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy as a signalman 2nd class for three years. He farmed in Blairstown and in McLouth, Kansas. before moving to Lawrence in the 1970s. Mr. Grizzle was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence and a life member of the VFW Alfred Clarke Post #852 in Lawrence. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers. Graveside services were Friday, December 30, at Blairstown Cemetery.

GRIZZLE, Herman Francis
1910-1992
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Herman Francis Grizzle, 81, died Friday at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas. He was born in Blairstown and lived in Grandview and Lee's Summit before moving to Lawrence. He was employed as a custodian for the Lee's Summit School System before he retired. He was a Presbyterian. He is survived by one brother, Aubrey Grizzle, Lawrence, Kansas. His wife, Foresteen, passed away in May of 1991. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 23, at the Consalus Chapel in Chilhowee. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery in Johnson County.

GROFF, Edna Annie YOUNG
1914-1996
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Edna Annie Young Groff was born October 1, 1914, near Garland. the daughter of Harry and Leona (Howard) Young. She died Thursday, March 14, 1996, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton after a long and painful illness. Edna graduated from Clinton High School May 19, 1932, and was united in marriage that same night to Francis Marion Groff, Sr. During this 55-year union, she spent most of her life in the Clinton area as a wife and mother to three children. Edna moved to Prescott, Arizona, for 12 years, because of her husband's bad health, returning to Clinton in 1982. Mr. Groff preceded her in death November 2, 1986. Edna worked for approximately 35 years in fabric and clothing retail sales. On July 28, 1938, Edna was baptized at Bethlehem Baptist Church and in 1983 moved her membership to Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton, where she was active until her health failed. She was also a distinguished member of the Roberta Rebekah Lodge #297 since 1987, where she worked through steps to the highest office in her lodge. Edna was a very devoted wife and loving mother with a generous heart and thoughtfulness towards others. She enjoyed outings to her children's home and visiting with her many friends. She was a very proud and emotional person, with a strong will towards accomplishing all her goals. Although crippled and in constant pain from arthritis and osteoporosis, she loved to sew and crochet for many hours at a time and did so with great pride. She was cherished by her many friends and family. She will be sadly missed by all. God bless her soul. She is survived by three children, F. M. Groff, Jr. and wife, Long Lane, Brenda Flanary and husband, Lebanon, and Larry F. Groff, Windsor, California; seven grandchildren, Chuck, Mike, Michelle, Kim, Kara, Kristin and Kylie; four step-grandchildren, Brian, Steven, Kern and Jason; two step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Leslie Young and wife, Springfield; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Leona Young, and her husband, Marion. Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of the Consalus Funeral Home.

GROFF, Forest Parks
1906-1994
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Forest P. Groff, 88, of Mascoutah, IL, formerly of Deepwater, born May 23, 1906, in Bethlehem Community, died Friday, July 8, 1994, at his residence. Mr. Groff was a retired equipment operator from Peabody Coal Company and a member of First Baptist Church in Mascoutah, IL, UMWA Local 1148 in Marisa, IL, and Mo. Shasta RV Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Margaret nee Gilbert, Groff; his parents, Lafe and Daisy, nee Parks, Groff; a grandson, Forest Leallen Groff in infancy; a brother Marion Groff; and a sister, Ruth Hutchison. Surviving are his wife, Irma Ruth, nee Walden, Brack Groff, whom he married June 7, 1953, in Deepwater; four sons, Forrest Wayne Groff and his wife Marie of El Dorado Springs, James Allen Groff and his wife Joan Sue of Clinton, David Groff and his wife Nancy of Mascoutah, IL, and the Rev. James Harold Brack and his wife Linda of Deepwater; a daughter, Peggy Sue Hills and her husband Fred of Osceola; two sisters, Esther Martin of Clinton and Hazel (Bernard) Dukes of Denver, Co.; thirteen grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Moll Funeral Home in Mascoutah, IL, Monday, July 11 1994, and at the Baptist Church in Deepwater on Wednesday, July 13, 1994. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

GROFF, Hugh Barr
1909-1931
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - The body of Hugh Barr Groff, the twenty-two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Groff, three miles southeast of Clinton, was brought to Clinton at 11:45 on the Frisco, Tuesday, from San Diego, Calif. It was in a flag draped casket and was accompanied by Ray Eacret of San Diego, a radioman on the U.S.S. Elliott, a naval companion of High, who was a fireman on the elliott. Funeral services were held at the Bethlehem church Wednesday. Burial was in the cemetery nearby. Mr. and Mrs. Groff were informed of their son's death Monday, by telegram, and were told by Mr. Eacret that it was caused by falling in the night from a window of a hotel in San Diego. He was found unconscious in the morning and lived but a few hours.

GROFF, Irma Ruth WALDEN BRACK
1920-2009
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 11 2009 - Irma Ruth Walden Brack Groff, daughter of Polly Smith and Harry Walden, died Saturday, November 7, 2009, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. She was born March 24, 1920, in Humansville. She accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at an early age and was a devoted member of First Baptist Church, Deepwater, at the time of her death and previously was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mascoutah, Illinois. She was very active teaching Sunday School classes and numerous jobs as long as she was able. She was also a member of the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and enjoyed the volunteer work very much. She did lots of knitting, crocheting and needlepoint making many quilts and afghans for her children and grandchildren. She was united in marriage in October 1939 to Harold Brack and they resided on their farm near Lowry City until his death in 1951. To this union there were two children born. While on the farm she helped with the dairy operations, a& well as with the actual farm work. After Harold's death, she and the children relocated to Deepwater where she worked as a sales clerk at Kahn's Mercantile and later a cook and waitress at the Sinclair Station Cafe. She married Forest P. Groff on June 7, 1953, and to this union he brought three boys. They continued to live in Deepwater until his work transferred him to Illinois. They moved to Mascoutah, Illinois, in 1959 where she returned to school, becoming a dental assistant until her retirement. She and her husband enjoyed camping and for several years would spend the winter months in Yuma, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; two brothers; a sister-in-law, Rosalie Walden; sister-in-law, Mary Catherine Nielsen and spouse, J.N., and brother-in-law, Howard Brack. She is survived by her five children, Forest Wayne Groff and spouse, Marie, El Dorado Springs, James A. Groff and spouse, Joan, Clinton, Peggy Sue Hills and spouse, Fred, Osceola, James H. Brack and spouse, Linda, Deepwater, and David L. Groff and spouse, Nancy, Mascoutah, Illinois; one brother, David Walden, Clinton; one sister, Lois Akers and spouse, Kenneth, Arma, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Winnie Brack, Clinton; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren and many friends. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held at Deepwater Baptist Church, Deepwater, on Wednesday, November 11. Interment was in the Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City.

GROFF, Kenneth Lynn
1927-1992
Clovis Cemetery, Clovis, Fresno Co, CA
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Kenneth Lynn Groff, 65, of Fresno, Ca., passed away March 31, 1992 in the hospital following a brief illness. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 4, at Clovis Cemetery, Clovis, Ca., with his brother Glenn officiating. Kenneth was born January 2, 1927 In Eaton, Colorado, the son of Jack and Leta Groff, where he lived until the family moved to Missouri in 1932, settling on the family farm in the Bethlehem community where he grew to manhood. As a small boy he was always engaged in a special activity: teaching himself to swim in Sparrow Creek, it the early age of five, proved to be a contribution to his Navy life as a U.S. Navy "Frogman", a demolition swimmer in World War I, from November 1944 - April 1946. After his discharge Kenneth Joined his father, Jack, and soon made his career as an iron worker in construction in the western United States. He took pride in his work and was highly respected by his co-workers. He served as foreman, general foreman and superintendent. He also held positions in the Iron Workers Union. He served as a business agent, board executive, convention delegate [twice], trustee, examining board, vice president and president [three times]. He was president when he retired in 1988. Kenneth had made his home in Fresno, Ca. since 1948 where he was married and raised a family. Preceding him in death were his father, Jack Groff; two brothers, Billy Jack and George Luther, who died in infancy. Survivors include his wife. Jane of the home; one son, Dana; three stepdaughters, Robyn Terlesky, Sherry Bex, and Donita Elzner; seven grandchildren, all of California; his mother, Mrs. Leta Farris; two sisters, Joy Crawford, and husband, Betty Brazeale of Clinton; one brother, Glenn, and wife, Blue Springs; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

GROFF, Lawrence Lafayette "Larry"
1946-2001
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 4 2001 - Lawrence Lafayette (Larry) Groff, LCDR, USN (Ret.), "Tanker 87", died tragically and bravely August 27, 2001, fighting a forest fire in Hopland, California, while flying a Grumman S2A. He is survived by his wife, Christine Wells-Groff of Windsor, California; his daughter, Kim Tokarz and husband, Rob, Kara Hutchens and husband, Joe, Kristin and Kylie Groff; his step-children, Mick Wells, Susie Murray and husband, Peter; his grandchildren, Lainey Groff, Marina Hutchens and their grandmother, Elaine Groff; sister, Brenda Flanary, her husband, Dink, and their children, Michelle, Chuck, Steven and Brian; his brother, F. M. Groff and wife, Judy, and their children, Michael, Kerri and Jason; brother-in-law, Lloyd Evangelisti and son, Ryan, and his very special soul-brother, Bob Vallete. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Edna Groff. He was born June 17, 1946 in Clinton. After high school he served in the Navy, left to finish college at Central Missouri State University and rejoined the Navy, spending the next 27 years flying throughout the world. After retirement with the Navy, he became an instructor with Lockheed in Saudi Arabia, returning to the United States in 1993 to fly C-130s for the USFW. In 1997 he began his career flying the Grumman S2A and was currently employed as a pilot with San Joauin Helicopters of Delano, California, flying for the California Department of Forestry, operating from the Sonoma County Air Attack Base. He was a dedicated career pilot with an impressive total flight time of more than 7,000 hours. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 4, in the Furth Hangar at Sonoma County-Charles M. Schulz Airport, Santa Rosa.

GROFF, Mary Murray WILLARD
1903-1995
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mary M. Groff, 91, Montclair Nursing Center in Omaha. Nebraska, died Friday. October 13. 1995, at Clarkson Hospital In Omaha. She was born Mary Murray Willard December 27, 1903, in Clinton, the daughter of Edward William Willard and Josephine Mae (Murray) Willard. Her childhood was spent in Clinton except for a short period In Nevada, Missouri. She attended elementary school in Nevada and Clinton and the Holy Rosary Academy in Clinton where she won penmanship awards. Her grandmother, Mary Susan (Logan) Murray, lived with the family until the parents' death. Her siblings were Lucille Fay (Willard) Walters Smith. George Logan Willard, Sarah M. Willard and Edwin Oley (Jack) Willard. The family attended the Clinton Presbyterian Church. She worked as a receptionist and secretary for a Clinton physician and for Clay Groff at the Missouri Farmers Association in Clinton. They were married May 27, 1922, and made their first home in Clinton. They also lived in Winterset, Iowa, Topeka and Clay Center, Kansas, Harlowton and Martinsdale, Montana, Denver and Sterling, Colorado, and Omaha, Nebraska. After the death of their son, Robert, they moved to their farm southeast of Clinton. Later they sold a portion of the farm to the Corps of Engineers for the Truman Reservoir and they moved to their farm 10 miles north of Clinton. Due to failing health, they left the farm in August 1985 and returned to Omaha to be near their daughter. To this union two children were born, Marilyn Dolores and Robert Edward. Bob was killed in a military C-125 Globemaster plane crash near Tokyo, Japan, June 18, 1953, as he was returning to Korea. Mary was a devoted homemaker. Cooking, sewing and reading were her hobbies. Her husband and children were always her first priority. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert E. Groff; husband, Clay L. Groff; parents, Edward W. and Josephine M. Willard; sisters, Lucille F. Smith, Sarah M. Willard and a brother, George L. Willard. Her survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Dolores (Groff) Larsen; granddaughter, Janet Lee (Larsen) Darst; grandson, Stephen Alan Larsen; three great-grandsons, Jeffrey Robert Darst, Christopher John Darst, Robert Lund Larsen, all of Omaha, Nebraska; one brother, E. O. (Jack) Willard of Claremore, Oklahoma; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Smith, Juanita Parker and Mary Pressgrove of Clinton and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, October 16, at the Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GROFF, Susan Carolina FRENCH
1851-1930
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - In the early hours of the morning of April 17, 1930, the spirit of Susan Carolina Groff left the earthly body to dwell in the Heavenly mansion that God has prepared for his beloved children. Susan Carolina French was born October 11, 1851, in McDonner county, Ill. At the time of her death she was 78 years, 6 months and 5 days old. When just a small child she moved with her parents from Illinois to Henry county and settled in the Bethlehem neighborhood, where she lived the remainder of her life. She was united in marriage March 9, 1873, to Lafayette Jackson Groff, but she was only permitted to enjoy life with her dear companion for three short years, when death crept in and took him away, April 9, 1876. Two sons had blessed her home to comfort and cheer her long widowhood, so the mother and sons grew very close to each other as the days and years passed by and they were men, married and had homes of their own. From then on she made her home with the youngest son, Lafe and family, but she was fortunate in having George and family living near by, until two years ago, when he bought and moved to the old Reid home, near Clinton. So surrounded as she was, with every comfort, and recipient of the boundless affection and constant care of her children and grandchildren, we can truly say the evening of her life was beautiful as a summer sunset. Mrs. Groff had a most lovable disposition, making friends with everyone; finding good in all about her. She belonged to the pioneer type of rugged womanhood, who gave herself both to her family and her neighborhood. Good deeds and unselfishness will bring a crown of glory on the other side. Early in life she professed faith in Christ and united with the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, and remained a member until the church was dissolved. She leaves to mourn their loss, two sons, L. J. Groff and George E. Groff; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; also two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Martin, east of Clinton and Mrs. Milt Morris, of Saline county.

GROSECLOSE Ivan Leo Jr.
1927-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Leo Groseclose, 87, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday evening October 1, 2014, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Windsor. He was born March 8, 1927, in Zenith, Kansas, the son of Ivan Leo Groseclose, Sr. and Myrtle (Richardson) Groseclose. On October 11, 1952, at the Windsor United Methodist Church, he married Edna Beth Gordon, who preceded him in death on April 7, 2014. While he was a senior at Stafford High School in December 1944, he and four classmates joined the service to get in on the action to defeat Japan before the end of the War. Leo joined the United States Navy and was receiving basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center when he contracted rheumatic fever and was transferred to the U.S. Navel Special Hospital in Palm Beach, Florida. The special hospital was The Palm Beach Hotel, taken over by the United States Military service to serve as a much needed hospital. He was discharged December 20, 1945 and on the bus ride back to his home state of Kansas, arriving in a snowstorm, he contracted pneumonia. Leo graduated from the University of Kansas in 1950 with a degree in chemistry/bacteriology. He was working at Country Club Dairy in Kansas City, Mo., making 6,000 gallons of cottage cheese per day, when he met his future wife. In 1954 he was employed by the Ford Motor Company making B-47 wings in the quality control laboratory, when he contracted typhoid fever and was hospitalized at Wadsworth Kansas Military Hospital. The Ford Company stopped production of B-47 wings and Leo then joined the Kansas City, Mo., water department until 1960 when he moved his young family to St. Louis, Mo., to work at St. Louis County Water Company as a chemist in their three large treatment plants. In 1969 he supervised the Quality Control Lab on the Mississippi River at St. Louis for the Metropolitan/Sewer Waste Water treatment district until his retirement in 1989. He and Beth then moved to Windsor and retired on the Gordon farm north of Windsor. Leo was always a civic minded person and loved to volunteer when and wherever he was needed. He was a member of the Eldorado Methodist Church, a former Sunday school teacher, and member of the choir, and a member of Water Board #3 in Johnson County to bring water to rural residents. He was also a life member of Disabled American Veterans of WWII, member of American Water Works Association, Sons of American Revolution, the Windsor Historical Society, past president of the Windsor Senior Center, and was a Windsor Sesquicentennial committee member in 2005. Survivors include two children, Lance Edward Groseclose, Indianapolis, Indiana, Lauri Ann Groseclose, Warsaw, Mo.; three grandchildren, Teresa Groseclose LaMora (Jake); Julie and Angela Groseclose; six great-grandchildren, Jack and Penelope LaMora, Andrew and Levi Groseclose and Angel and Julesa Groseclose; three nephews, Neil, Kirby and Stan Hoener; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Juliene Hoener. Funeral services will be Monday, October 6, 2014, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GROSECLOSE, Audrey Faye HENDRICKS
1935-2008
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 19 2008 - Audrey Faye Groseclose, 72, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, in Glendale, Arizona, where she had made her home for several years. She was retired after working for the State of Arizona for a number of years. She was born in Henry County on May 26, 1935, and graduated from Clinton High School with the Class of 1953. She was preceded in death by her parents, A. C. and Golden Hendricks; her husband Bill Groseclose; three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by four children; one sister Hazel Traylor of Glendale, Arizona, and one brother, Robert Hendricks of Jasper, Georgia; several nieces and nephews and also many friends.

GROSECLOSE, Edna Beth GORDON
1930-2014
Laurel Oak Cemetery (G), Windsor, Henry Co, MO
Beth Groseclose, 83, of rural Windsor, Missouri, passed away Monday morning, April 7, 2014, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor, after a short battle with cancer. She was born June 11, 1930, the second daughter of Daniel Philmore and Dorothy Olga (Null) Gordon, on the Clyde Marshall farm near Bryson, Mo. According to her mother's written records, she was delivered by Dr. Jennings who charged an extra $2.50 for "bringing out doctor," which he added to his bill to bring it to a total of $22.50. In 1935 her family purchased their "homeplace" farm in Johnson County Missouri where she attended Pleasant Green School. She and her older sister Virginia rode "double" on the horse to school every day. There were very few cars in that era so whenever one drove by the schoolhouse all the children quickly left their studies to peer out the window to see who it was. She attended Windsor High School in the World War II years and graduated in 1947. She attended Central Business College in Kansas City, Mo., and after graduation went to work as a secretary at Fox Midwest Theatres and later at the Social Security Administration. After moving to St. Louis, Mo., she went to work for the Gramex Corporation and retired from that position in 1990. On October 11, 1952, she married Ivan Leo Groseclose at the old Methodist Church in Windsor. To this union two children were born, Lance Edward Groseclose of Indianapolis, Indiana, an engineer at Rolls-Royce; and Lauri Ann Groseclose of Warsaw, Mo., a Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist; three grandchildren, Teresa Groseclose LaMora (Jake), Julie and Angela Groseclose; six great-grandchildren, Jack and Penelope LaMora, Andrew and Levi Groseclose and Angel and Julesa Groseclose. She was a member of the Eldorado Methodist Church; Daughter of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Windsor Historical Society; Johnson County Republican Women; Whiteman Piecemakers Quilt Guild and Tuesday Bridge Club. She served faithfully as the family historian and enjoyed the position of election judge at the voting polls. She is survived by her husband, Ivan Leo Groseclose, of Windsor, Mo.; children and grandchildren; two sisters, Lillie Virginia Chambers and Dana Alice Zumbaugh; and a brother, Jerry Dan Gordon. Funeral services will be Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

GROSECLOSE, William "Bill"
abt 1922-2004
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 25 2005 - William Groseclose, 82, Glendale, Arizona, died November 5, 2004. He was a United States Army World War II veteran, 1942-1946. A celebration of life was held at the family residence Saturday, November 27. Cremation. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Audrey F. Hendricks Groseclose; daughter Cynthia Hoffman, Placerville, California; his daughter Mary Groseclose, Placerville, California; son William C. Groseclose, Glendale, Arizona; three grandchildren, grandsons, Gabriel Lopez, Placerville, California and Billy Groseclose, Glendale, Arizona, granddaughter Sarah Noble, Glendale, Arizona.

GROSS, Charles Edward
1911-2001
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 15 2001 - Charles Edward Gross of St. Joseph died September 28, 2001, at Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born August 1, 1911, the son of Fredrick and Mollie (Evans) Gross. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Dorres; his brother and sister-in-law, Raynard and Edna Gross and a daughter, Judy Brockman. He is survived by his daughters, Grace Elam, St. Joseph, Ginger Bell, Lonsdale, Arkansas, Laura P. Vargus, Placerville, California, and Patricia Muxsun of Alabama, as well as 10 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. At an early age he joined Stones Chapel Methodist Church. He retired from the U. S. Navy after 28 years of service. He retired from the State of Florida after 13 years of service. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and a volunteer at Heartland East Hospital in St. Joseph. Recently he made his home in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Graveside services were held at the Stones Chapel Cemetery, Montrose, on Tuesday, October 2. Burial was in the Stones Chapel Cemetery.

GROSS, Constance Mary "Connie" GARTH
1944-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 9 2003 - Constance "Connie" Mary Garth Gross, 58, Cabot, Arkansas, died Monday, October 7, 2002. She was born July 22, 1944, in Waltham, Massachusetts, to the late George C. and Margaret M. Codyer Garth. Also she was preceded in death by her husband, Gene L. Gross, September 28, 1994. Survivors include one brother, Peter C. Garth of Great Falls, Montana; two sisters, Virginia Garth-Northrop of Tampa, Florida, and Frances Garth-Lovell of Black Diamond, Washington; one stepson, James Gross of Cincinnati, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 10, at Cabot Funeral Home, 700 North Street Cabot, Arkansas. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, October 11, at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

GROSS, Gene Leroy
1939-1994
Stones Chapel Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Gene Leroy Gross, 55, Cabot, Ark., died Wednesday, September 28, 1994. He was employed by the Department of Human Services, retired from the Air Force and was a member of Central Arkansas Rescue Emergency Services (C.A.R.E.S.). He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. He enjoyed books and camping. Preceding him in death were his parents, Raynard and Edna (Michel) Gross. Survivors include his wife, Constance (Connie) Garth Gross of the home; a son, James N. Gross of Batavia, Ohio; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James L. Gross and wife, Bettie, of Urich, and Roger L. Gross and wife, Sheila, of Windsor; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda Gross Southers and husband, A. J., and Mollie Gross Cline and husband, Forest (Butch), all of Clinton; four nephews, seven nieces and a great-nephew. Rosary was said at 7 p.m. September 30 and funeral services were held October 1 at Moore's Cabot Funeral Home, Cabot, Ark. Graveside services were held Saturday, October 8, at 2 p.m. at Stones Chapel Cemetery, southwest of Clinton.

GROSS, Helen J. MEYER
1915-2006
Bazine Cemetery, Bazine, Ness Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 24 2006 - Helen J. Gross, 90, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, in Clinton. She was born August 5, 1915, near Bazine, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Bessie Gray Meyer. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Bazine, Kansas. She was a lifetime resident of the Bazine area, moving to Clinton in August 2004. On May 4, 1934, she married Adam L. Gross at Bazine. He preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Larry C. Gross, Clinton; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Connie Kleweno, and her brother Harold Meyer. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 26, at St. Paul's Congregational Church, Bazine, Kansas. Burial will be in Bazine Cemetery.

GROSS, John
1841-1893
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jul 8 1893 - Last Sunday the A.O.U.W. Lodge of this city received intelligence of the death of John Gross, who resided three miles west of LaDue. The Clinton and Montrose lodges conducted the funeral and laid the remains in a burying ground near LaDue. Deceased was born in Switzerland in 1841 and lived on his recent home farm 16 years, suffering the last three years with asthma. The fatal attack of the disease lasted 18 hours. He leaves a wife and seven small children.

GROSS, Louise ZEHNDER
1879-1966
Mrs. William (Louise) Gross died Friday evening, August 26, 1966, at the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Sigourney, Iowa at the age of 87 years, three months and 22 days. She was born on May 4, 1879 in Zurich, Switzerland, the daughter of Frederick and Susette Christen Zehnder. At the age of two years, she came to this country and they settled near Highland, Illinois. Her father died six months later and with her mother and brothers, she moved to Ladue, Henry County, Missouri. On April 25, 1897 she married William H. Gross and to this union were born two children, Mrs. M.R. (Luanna) Greiner of Sigourney, Iowa and Leo W. Gross, who preceded her in death on July 2, 1963.  Mrs. Gross was a member of the Keswick United Methodist Church and attended as long as her health permitted. In April 1962 she fell and fractured her hip and has been an invalid since that time. She was cared for by her daughter, Luanna, for two years and has been in a nursing home for the past two years and one-half years. She is survived by her daughter Luanna, and husband M.R. Greiner; her daughter-in-law Mrs. Cora Gross of Mission, Kansas; four grandchildren Mrs. Edna Eisma, Utica, Ohio, Harold and Frances Greiner of Sigourney, Iowa and Mrs. Betty Schmid of Mission, Kansas; 15 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband William on July 22, 1959 and her son Leo, her parents, four sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, August 29 at the Reynolds Funeral Chapel.

GROSS, Michael James
1924-2006
Saint Bridget Cemetery, Scammon, Cherokee Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 11 2006 - Michael James Gross, 82, Clinton, died Monday, October 9, 2006, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born September 4, 1924, in Cherokee, Kansas, the son of Ignatz and Rose (Sigler) Gross. He was a WWII veteran, serving from 1944-1946 in the United States Army Air Corps. He was honorably discharged, attaining the rank of Corporal. On September 2, 1946, he married June F. Battaglia at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Scammon, Kansas. She died in 1986. He was a pipe fitter and worked for Powers Regulator for over 30 years. He was also a member of the Local Pipe Fitters Union. Survivors include two sons, Michael Gross of Lee's Summit, and Jim and his wife Kim Gross, Overland Park, Kansas; three daughters, Mary and her husband John Cook, Clinton, Janet Gross of Shawnee, Kansas, and Jeanette and her husband Jerry Pence, St. Louis; a brother John Gross of Scammon, Kansas; two sisters, Rose Gross of Columbus, and Mary Perello, West Mineral, Kansas; eight grandchildren, April Paul, Amy Gross, Jason Gross, Joey Gross, Nick Pence, Nelson Pence, Sarah Cook and Nathan Pence. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, October 14, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Scammon. Burial will follow in St. Bridget's Cemetery.

GROSS, Rhea S.
1923-2004
Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 19 2004 - Rhea S. Gross, 81, Overland Park, Kansas, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Lakewood Colorado. Funeral services were Monday, July 12, 10 a.m. at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas, with burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. He was born March 15, 1923, in Montrose. He was married to Joanne W. (Welp) Gross for 34 years and was an accountant at Great Food Processors for 35 years. He recently retired and moved to Colorado to be near his family. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lara (Wilson) Gross; wife Joanne W. (Welp) Gross, and sister Nadine Salmon. He is survived by his son, Steven Gross and wife Evelyn, Conifer, Colorado; granddaughter Michelle Gross, Conifer, Colorado; nieces, Peggy Jo Powell, Montrose, Zoanna Becker and Quinetta Whitla, both of Chicago, Illinois, and many cousins.

GROSSHART, Lottie Belle YEATES
1903-2001
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 31 2001 - Funeral services for Lottie Belle Grosshart, 98, will be Thursday, November 1, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, Kansas, with burial at Mullin Cemetery, Urich. Mrs. Grosshart died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community. She moved to Lawrence from Missouri 78 years ago. She married Clifford Grosshart September 9, 1923, in Urich. He died in 1966. She is survived by a brother, Kenneth E. Yeates, Kansas City, Kansas; two sisters, Helen Kimberlain, Madison, Kansas, Dortha Reynolds, Missouri, and many nieces and nephews.

GROSSHEIDER, Everett
1903-1994
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Everett Grossheider, 90, died Monday, January 17, 1994 at Westwood Nursing Home. Everett was born November 29, 1903 south of Tightwad, to Edward and Pearl Logan Grossheider. After the death of his mother in 1909, he was raised by his grandfather Dave Logan and step-grandmother, Nellie Randel Logan of the Tightwad area. He married Sever Hostin on September 19, 1928 while working for the Jewel Tea Company. They moved to Clinton in 1929 where their daughter Phyllis was born. Together they operated Grossheider's Market successfully for over 30 years, first on East Ohio Street and then on East Green Street, retiring in 1970. After retirement his pastimes included playing golf, bird watching and yard work. He was an avid baseball fan. He was a member of the Christian Church of Clinton, the Clinton Masonic Loge and the Scottish Rite of Kansas City, 32nd degree. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, infant sister and by his wife of 58 years, Sever. He is survived by his daughter and husband, Phyllis and Paul Jones, his grandson and wife, Kent and Glenda Jones, and one great-granddaughter, Natalie, all of Clinton. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always made his family and friends smile. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were Thursday, January 20, 1994 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GROSSHEIDER, Frank William
1847-1937
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Frank W. Grossheider died at his home one-half mile south of Tightwad about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, with influenza and complicated infirmities of old age. He was taken ill Tuesday and was bedfast three days previous to his death, but the family did not feel unduly alarmed, so death came without warning. His daughter, Mrs. Hallah E. Renfro, and husband, had been in the house just an hour when he passed away. His son Carl, an invalid, and daughter, Miss Clara, are seriously ill with influenza, also his wife has had a cold. Deceased was born March 7, 1847 in Gasconade County, where he spent his youth, but had been a resident of Henry County for more than half a century. Sixty years ago last May he was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Hildbrand, who survives with the following children: Mrs. Victor Randal, Huntsville, Texas, Ed Grossheider of Portland, Oregon, Carl and Miss Clara of the home, and Mrs. Hallah E. Renfro of Clinton. He leaves one sister in Springfield, Missouri. There are nine grandchildren, Stephen and Victor Randal, Huntsville, Texas; Everett Grossheider, Clinton, and Hallah, Jr., Frank, Jack, Virginia, Mary Renfro of Clinton, and Herschel Renfro, west of Deepwater, and two great grandchildren, Betty Grace Renfro and Phyllis Grossheider; the daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ed Grossheider, who is visiting Henry County relatives. In his early life he was a Presbyterian but later became a Universalist and held to that faith until his death. He often discussed his religious beliefs and he constantly scanned the scripture as long as his eyesight permitted. He had enjoyed good health most of his life, the infirmities of age creeping up the past year or more. He was one of Henry County's best farmers, his entire place being a testimony of his thrift, industry and earnest desire to build a good home for his wife and family. He believed in giving his children the best opportunities in education. His home life was congenial and happy. Until his memory commenced to fail he discussed state and national problems with interest. The past few years, he still enjoyed talking, but during this period, it had been reminiscent of the old days. The funeral service was held Tuesday, at Park's Chapel, with interment there also, Wilkinson Funeral Service in charge.

GROTHER, Nora Emma HOLTZEN
1908-1991
Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Nora Emma Grother, 81, Mora, died Friday afternoon, October 18, 1991, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born November 28, 1908, near Mora, daughter of August and Emma Schnakenberg Holtzen. On August 24, 1941, in Cole Camp, she married Elmer Grother, who survives of the home. She was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, and a member of the American Legion Post Auxiliary 305, Cole Camp. From 1941-48 she operated a grocery store in Mora. Other survivors include two daughters, Eileen Brandes, Mora, and Lucille Johnson, Independence; a brother Erwin Holtzen, Mora, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, October 21, 1991, at the church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

GROUND, Emanuel Monroe
1856-1929
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Emanuel Monroe Ground, born July 26, 1856; departed this life February 19, 1929. He was the son of Noah and Catherine Ground. His father died when he was five years old, leaving himself and three sisters. He was married to Miss Florence Balch August 17, 1882, in North Missouri. Nine children were born to this union -- five girls and four boys, two dying in infancy. One son, Perry, died February 16, 1918. He is survived by his wife and six children, namely -- F. F. Ground, Mrs. L. E. Garrett, Clinton; Mrs. H. C. Hatch, Oberlin, Kans.; Mrs. J. R. Thompson, near Coal, and Mary and Henry, at home. He also leaves three sisters, two living in Colorado, and one in Missouri, and eight grandchildren. He lived all his life in Missouri, except about ten years that was spent in Kansas. About 12 years ago, he purchased a farm north of Alberta, where he lived until his death. He was a great home lover and was never happier than when in his own home, surrounded by his family and loved ones. His death came as a relief from earthly suffering, he having been afflicted with gall stones for nearly 15 years. The last attacks being more severe and closer together the past month, but as the end drew near, he expressed his willingness to go and asked the family to not grieve. The blow falls hardest on his youngest son, Henry, at home, who will greatly miss his father's counsel and advice. The deceased was converted and baptized in the Christian church in boyhood in North Missouri. His funeral was conducted Friday afternoon at the home of Bro. Lindsey. Those who came in from a distance to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hatch, Oberlin, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. John Ridgeway, Jasper, Mo.; Mrs. Ona Robertson of Eckley, Colo., and Will Williams, Smith Center, Kansas. Interment in Englewood.

GROUND, Florence Lucinda BALCH
1861-1938
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. E. M. Ground Died - About 4:25 p. m. January 7, 1938, at the Ground home, seven miles east of Clinton. In ill health several years, she had been bedfast since a stroke last March, growing worse the last week. Her son, Henry, and wife of the home, cared for her, and last Thursday other children came to administer and comfort their mother, whose home the past 20 years or more had been in and near Clinton. Florence Lucinda Balch was born January 22, 1861, in Pike County, Ill. To her and her husband, Emanuel Monroe Ground, whom she married August 17, 1882, were born nine children, six of whom survive; Henry, of the home; Freeman, near Urich; Mrs. Rose Garrett of Adrian: Mrs. Harvey Hatch, Oberlin, Kans.; Mrs. Charles White, near the home; Mrs. Jess Thompson, Coal. There are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Shirley and Jessaline Shumaker, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Oda Shumaker. near Ohio Post Office, and granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Ground. Deceased had been a member of the Christian church since youth. She was a good wife, mother and daughter, ever thoughtful of others, bearing her affliction in silence. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday. Burial at Englewood under direction of Consalus and Peck. Those attending from a distance included Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Ground and daughter, Miss Mildred; Mrs. Garrett and Jimmy of Adrian; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hatch and his brother, Walter, of Oberlin, Kans.

GROVES, Arthur Sr.
1840-1912
Ladue Cemetery, Davis Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Jan 3 1913 - Arthur Groves a much respected and esteemed citizen of LaDue, died at his home Sunday afternoon Dec. 29, 1912. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at LaDue. Mr. Groves was an engineer by occupation and was a very skillful mechanic and is the inventor of the Groves Rotary engine a machine that promises to be valuable to the industrial world. He leaves a wife and several children all grown to manhood. He was born in England. - Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Jan 17 1913 - Arthur Groves Sr. died at his home in LaDue Dec. 28 1912 with cancer of the mouth. He was born in London, England Feb. 9th 1840. He came to this country when a young man, and married Mrs. Mary Zount, April 30th, 1878. Three children were born to this union, Mrs. Lizzie Martin, Arthur C. Groves of LaDue and Wm. S. Groves of Monroe City, Mo. He also leaves a stepson Louis, and four grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Christian church and the remains interred in the cemetery nearby, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. He was an honorary member of the W.O.W. Camp 250, LaDue by which order the services were conducted at the grave. In early manhood he enlisted in the Royal Navy and served with credit, and distinction in the corps of steam engineering. At the close of his naval career he returned to England and in a short time decided to visit new lands. His destination being either Australia or America. While in the naval service it was his good fortune to be assigned to a man of war that cruised in eastern waters, and in his experiences visited the Island of Ceylon, the straits and the East Indian Archipelago. Of the beautiful scenery, and delightful climate of Ceylon he always delighted to tell. He was perfectly familiar with the Mediterranean ports and those of the North and Baltic seas. It was his good fortune on one of the many cruises to coast along the fiords of Norway, to near the region of the midnight sun. Reaching America through the St. Lawrence he was at Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, and lived in Ontario province sometime. Time at length found him in Michigan, Illinois, and finally in Missouri. During his visit to Quebec he saw the old battlefield on the Plain of Abraham where England and France contended in the final struggle for supremacy of the western world. At Calhoun, Missouri he began a long term of service for the Missouri Kansas and Texas Railroad being on over thirty three years in the pumping department and making his home at LaDue. Mr. Groves was a man who took a keen interest in public affairs. He was for many years a Justice of the peace and a member of the board of education. He presided at the trials of several important cases in Henry County and was always ready to labor for the betterment of the Public schools. He was perfectly at home in the discussion of historical, mathematical and philosophical subjects. English literature was his delight and he loved to linger long among the writings of Burns and Dickins, having been personally acquainted with the distinguished novelist. Had Mr. Groves chosen one of the professions for his life work, law, teaching or theology, he would have reached an eminence many never attained. Being a man of a mechanical turn, he solved the problem of a new improvement in the application of steam and a new device for pumping water and oil from deep mines and wells, these two machines he had patented, and models built to demonstrate their practability and later formed a company which was incorporated only a few months before his death. Mr. Groves believed in the fatherhood of God, and the brotherhood of man, and labored in season and out of season to extend the principals of fraternalism among men. Believing in these principles, he became a member of the Woodmen of the World, and was one of its active, tireless workers. Much of the influence of LaDue Camp 250 for good in the neighborhood and its solid advancement and steady growth is due to his influence. He could fill any office, work anywhere in the team and perform any part with ease and precision. In 1898 during one of old Sovereign Manager Farmers lecture tours in southwest Missouri he came to LaDue to assist the then struggling Woodmen Camp and gave a strong and eloquent address on Woodcraft to a crowded audience at the Methodist church. At the conclusion Mr. Groves rising in his seat made one of his characteristic appeals which resulted in many applications being presented and the struggling Camp being firmly established. In appreciation for these words of approbation and good will Sovereign Farmer made Mr. Groves an honorary member of LaDue Camp No. 250 to which he ever afterwards gave his best thought and service.

GROVES, Nancy Ellen MILLER
1887-1961
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Jan 24 1961 - Last rites for Mrs. William Groves, LaDue, who died at 2:05 a.m., Jan. 12, at Clinton General Hospital, were conducted at the LaDue Baptist Church on Jan. 14. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery under the direction of Vansant Funeral Home. Mrs. Wm. Groves, born Nancy Ellen Miller July 31, 1887 at Glenstead, Mo., in Morgan County, was one of eight children of Julian and Louisa Miller who preceded her in death. She came to Henry County with her family when 14 years of age. Part of her schooling was received in Morgan County and was finished at Elm Branch School, north of LaDue, Mo. She was a member of the Brethren Church of Deepwater until seven years ago when she transferred her membership to the LaDue Baptist Church. Here she had been a Sunday School teacher for 20 years. On April 18, 1906, she married William Groves to which union five children were born: Harvey of the home, Leon, Dallas, Tex., Lewis, Tulsa, Okla., and Bill, St. Louis, Mo. A daughter, Ruby, preceded her in death in 1923. Most of their married life had been spent both in the town and vicinity of LaDue. A devoted mother and wife her first thoughts were of her family always doing something for them even when her health began to fail. She felt a deep concern for her fellowman and was ever ready to assist whenever possible. A valued correspondent, for a number of years, for the Clinton Eye, she enjoyed her news chore and deeply regretted that ill health caused her to retire from it. Mrs. Groves had been hospitalized many times in the last few years and for many weeks preceding her death. She suffered an asthmatic heart condition to which she succumbed. She leaves her husband and children before mentioned; a sister, Mrs. Anna Cooper, LaDue; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

GROVES, William L.
abt 1926-2007
White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, Clay Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 24 2007 - William L. Groves, 81, Clinton, died Tuesday, August 21, 2007, at his home. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 26, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Graveside services will be Monday, August 27, at White Chapel Cemetery, Gladstone. He was born in Ladue. He worked as a clerk for the M.K.T. Railroad and later worked for Interstate Motor Lines for 29 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church, Gladstone. He was a member of the Pittsburg, Missouri VFW and the Eagles. He is survived by his wife June, of the home: one son Mike Groves and wife, Susan, Kansas City, and one daughter Cheryl Abou-El-Ella and husband Mina, Overland Park, Kansas, and their mother, Jeane Groves, Gladstone; five grandchildren, Alex Groves, Joe Groves, Laura Groves, Rachel Barnes and Katie Barnes; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Wolf and Tori Moffett; four stepsons, Eric Stumpner and wife Debbie, Kansas City, Kansas, Scott Stumpner and wife Tammie, Edgerton, Van Stumpner of Mustang, Oklahoma, and Dirk Stumpner of Salina, Kansas, and one nephew James Groves, North Carolina.

GRUBBS, Sandra Lynn MILLER
1947-2015
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 27 2015 - Sandra Lynn Grubbs, 68, Plano, Texas, died February 25, 2015. Sandra was born February 24, 1947, in Clinton to Robert Lynn and Barbara Elaine (Dehn) Miller. She married Philip Grubbs on February 14, 1981, in Plano. Sandra was a dental hygienist and a member of the Methodist faith. She is survived by her husband, Philip E. Grubbs of Plano, Texas; mother, Elaine Miller of Santa Fe, New Mexico; children, Meredith Godleske and husband, Tom, Eagle River, Wisconsin, Alison Worman and husband, Brett, Midlothian, Texas, Dr. "'Philip E. Grubbs and wife, Robin, Blacksburg, Virginia, and DeeAnne Lane and husband, David, Plano, Texas; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Dan Miller and wife, Lesia, Houston, Texas; sister, Barbara Mason and husband, Michael, Santa Fe, New Mexico, an aunt and several cousins of Clinton and Windsor. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Lynn Miller; daughter, Kelly McClintock; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and MayDelle Grubbs; brother-in-law, Jerry Grubbs, and sister-in-law, Sherry Miller. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 28, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas.

GRUBE, Aaron Zahn
1909-1991
Gardner Cemetery, Wheatland, Hickory Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Aaron Zahn Grube, 82, Independence, died Aug. 1, 1991, in the Independence Regional Health Center. He was a lifelong Kansas City resident, Mr. Grube was an electro-mechanic with the Kansas City Power & Light Co, for 35 years, retiring in 1964. Survivors include a son Van Z. Grube, and a daughter Donna J. McPherson, both of Independence; two sisters, Vivian Wooters, Laurie, and Helen Johnson, Independence; a grandson and two great-granddaughters. Graveside services were Monday at Gardner Cemetery, Wheatland.

GRUNIG, Erwin Samuel
1903-1991
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Erwin Samuel Grunig was born March 4, 1903, on the family farm near Deepwater to Samuel and Bertha Guder Grunig. He died Tuesday, September 10, 1991, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. After his father's death, he remained on the farm to help his mother. He graduated from the eighth grade at Fairview School and then continued to work the farm to allow his five sisters and one brother to complete higher levels in school. On February 18, 1933, he married Hazel Dean Keys of Deepwater. They established their home, buying a farm adjoining his mother's home, allowing them to continue to care for her until her death. Two children, Beverley June and Ronald Erwin, were born to this union. Erwin and Hazel remained on the farm until 1967, when they moved to Clinton. With the farm being central in their life, they continued to operate It. He joined the church at an early age with his current membership in the Clinton United Methodist Church. In his passing, he leaves his wife, Hazel; a sister, Margaret Miller of Clinton; two children, Beverley June Lucas of Clinton and Ronald Erwin Grunig of Laguna Hills, California; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Although his presence will be missed, he will be remembered fondly for his love of family and his steadfast companionship. Funeral services were held Friday, September 13, 1991, at the Clinton United Methodist Church. The burial was held at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GRUNIG, Hazel Dean KEYS
1910-1996
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Hazel Dean Keys Grunig was born January 22, 1910 to George W. and Hadessah Aldean Keys in the Teays Chapel community of Henry County. She died Sunday, June 2, 1996, at her home at 817 East Jefferson, Clinton. Hazel attended Antioch School and Deepwater High School graduating in the class of 1927. She attended Warrensburg Teachers College for teaching training. Following her schooling she taught in several rural schools. On February 18, 1933, Hazel married Erwin Samuel Grunig. They established their home on a farm near Deepwater. Two children, Beverley June and Ronald Erwin, were born into the family. Hazel helped on the farm and began a career in nursing. She worked 26 years on the nursing staff of Clinton General, Wetzel Osteopathic and Golden Valley Memorial hospitals. Most of those years were spent in the O.B. department. Many people remember her as "the baby nurse", a title she felt great satisfaction to have. In 1969, Hazel and Erwin retired from the farm and moved to Clinton. Their marriage continued for 58 years until Erwin's passing in 1991. Hazel was an active member of Clinton United Methodist Church, a member and teacher of the Wesley Sunday School class an worked in many capacities of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Poly Credo Bible Club and the Roberta Rebekah Lodge of Clinton serving in various special positions. She is survived by her daughter, Beverley Lucas and husband Edgar of Clinton; her son Ronald and wife Kay of Olympia, Washington. She is survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Arliss Crook of Clinton and a sister-in-law Margaret Miller of Clinton. Hazel enjoyed being with people and spent her happiest times working and being a part of the church and organizations. She leaves behind many good friends who were very special to her. Her presence will be missed but her influence and inspiration will continue. Funeral services were held at the Clinton United Methodist Church Wednesday, June 5. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GRUVER, Dorothy May BINGHAM
1908-1993
Tebo Church Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Dorothy May Gruver was born April 15, 1908 in Kearney, Mo., the daughter of William S. and Minnie (Gates) Bingham. She passed away November 30, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 85. She was a housewife and had made Clinton her home for many years. Mrs. Gruver was a member of the Leesville Church of Christ. She is survived by one son, Ray Nunnelley, Independence; two daughters, Louise Yulich, Clinton, and Susan Taylor, Urich; one stepson, William Gruver, Jr., Clinton; three stepdaughters, Linda Vest, Florence V. Vicar, Dayton, Tx., and Betty L. Scobel, Pasadena, Tx.; one brother, Charles Bingham, Oregon; two sisters, Gracie Gallaway, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mary Farns, Excelsior Springs; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, December 4, 1993 at Consalus Chapel. Burial was in Tebo Cemetery.

GUDDE, Joann
1951-1991
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Holden, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Joann Gudde, 40, Kansas City, passed away Sunday, October 13, 1991, at the home. She was born January 2, 1951, in Warrensburg, the daughter of Christopher Lewis and Katie May (Good) Gudde. She had lived in Kansas City since 1971. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Holden and of the Docents of the Kansas City Zoo. She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Gudde, Centerview; one brother C. L. Gudde, Centerview; one sister Laura Atkins, Holden, and two nephews. Funeral Mass was Tuesday, October 15, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Holden. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Holden.

GUENTHER, Joe Elizabeth DAVIS
1917-2004
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 13 2004 - Joe Elizabeth Guenther, born February 4, 1917, died December 10, 2004, at her home after a lengthy illness. The daughter of Pearl Parks Davis and Moad Davis, she lived her entire life in Clinton. She was a graduate of Clinton High School where she was a Booster Girl. She married Robert L. Guenther and they had two children. She worked for Dr. J. O. Smith and for the American Red Cross, but was primarily a homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and was active in the Sunday School and children's programs. She was also a member of the Clinton Study Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister Daryl Adams; one brother Kenneth Davis, and her daughter, Kathy Sutton. She is survived by on son, Robert Guenther of Overland Park, Kansas, and three grandchildren, Greg Sutton, Diane Carr and Laurie Sutton, all of Texas. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.

GUENTHER, Marian DORSEY
1910-2008
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 5 2009 - Marian Dorsey Guenther, 98, Clinton, entered into eternal rest Dec. 24, 2008, in the comfort of her home. Marian was born on Oct. 20, 1910, in Clinton, the daughter of Lester (Howard) and Amanda L. (Duerr) Dorsey. She was married in Kansas City on Jan. 1, 1936, to Frank A. Guenther, Jr. Almost a century old, Marian saw many changes to her hometown of Clinton. Her first job was as a telephone operator for Union Telephone Company which she put on hold when she married Frank Guenther. Her parents-in-law ran the famous Guenther's Restaurant located "on the Square" in Clinton. Marian was a familiar figure in the stores where she worked throughout her life. She worked at Ben Franklin's which was located on the east side of the Square, P.N. Hirsch's Clothing Store on the south side of the Square and until her health forced her to retire at age 90, she was a hostess for Uchie's Restaurant on the north side of the Square. These jobs afforded her the opportunity to be around people, which she always enjoyed. Marian was a loving mother who was devoted to her family and will be greatly missed by her children. She loved to bake and would clip recipes and share them with friends and family. She had a particular talent for growing and nurturing African Violets, loved playing cards and spent hours talking on the phone with her dear friend Lillie Vanderburg. She is survived by two daughters, Ann Ward and her husband, Clancy, Gold River, California, Ellen Holmes and her husband, Roger, Louisville, Colorado; one son, Frank Guenther of Clinton; three grandchildren, Kimberly, Leslie and Lindsay, and one great-grandson, Owen. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Frank; four sisters-in-law, Gladys Guenther, Frances Guenther, Joe Guenther and Mildred Campbell, and three brothers-in-law, John Guenther, Robert Guenther and Herman Guenther. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 31, in the chapel of Consalus Funeral Home. Burial was at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GUESS, Leslie Lamar
1972-2004
Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 10 2004 - Leslie Lamar Guess of Garden City was born March 12, 1972, at Oak Grove, Louisiana, the son of Leslie Crawford Guess and Julia Darlene (May) Kessinger. He departed this life Tuesday, October 26, 2004, at his home near Garden City at the age of 32 years, seven months and 14 days. On June 17, 1995, Lamar was united in marriage to Christy Lorene Marten in Garden City. Lamar was employed by the Sheet Metal Union Local #2, Kansas City, for the past 10 years. He was a member of the Garden City Fireworks Association was was responsible for the 4th of July fireworks display at the Garden City Lake. He was known as a fireworks junkie. Lamar's hobbies included mud trucks, samurai and being outdoors where he loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his wife Christy Guess, and two daughters, Peyton and Katelynn Guess, all of the home; his father and stepmother, Leslie and Linda Guess; his mother and stepfather, Judy and Delbert Kessinger; a brother, Brad Guess, and a sister Julie Guess, all of Garden City; a stepbrother Jimmy "Dean" Ross, Pleasant Hill; two stepsisters, Linda Dempsey, Pleasant Hill, and Lisa Ross, State of Maine; maternal grandmother, Pearl Bunyard, Little Rock, Arkansas; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Saturday, October 30, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Garden City Cemetery.

GUILLOZ, Celesta T.
1860-1898
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 15 1898 - Mrs. C. T. Guilloz, wife of the Park School janitor, died Monday after a brief illness with bronchial trouble. Born at St. Genevieve, this state, December 26, 1860. Joined the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in 1879.

GUION, William Franklin
1864-1895
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Apr 6 1895 - Frank Guion received a kick from a horse at his home near Quarles Friday evening, which cased his death Monday morning. He was 31 years old and an exemplary young man. An Odd Fellow and member of Quarles Baptist Church. Funeral by Rev. Cowan at Hickory Grove and remains taken to Wiley Grove. It was the largest funeral procession ever witnessed from that place, over 60 rigs in the procession.

GULICK, Anne Marie MOORE
1935-2009
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 2 2009 - Anne Marie Gulick of Clinton, died at the Hospice House of K.C. on Monday, August 31, 2009. Anne was born Anne Marie Moore on Feb. 23, 1935, in Gentry, Arkansas, the daughter of Benjamin and Minnie Moore. On Jan 10, 1954, Anne was married to Laddie Gulick, until widowed on May 23, 2005. She is survived by three children, Stan Gulick, St. Louis, Randy Gulick, West Covina, California, Diane Henderson, Kansas City, and eight grandchildren, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and close friend, Martin Zimmer. Anne was a proud member of many groups, including the Mid-Day Optimists, The General Federation of Women's Clubs, chairman of the Missouri Girls Town, Lorna Kemper and Heartland Theater, where she was not only on the board, but in plays as well. She will be missed deeply by family and friends. Services will be at First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, on Friday, September 4.

GULICK, Laddie Gene
1929-2005
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 15 2005 - Laddie Gene Gulick was born September 25, 1929, to Ethel and Ray Gulick in Toronto, Kansas, and he died Monday, May 23, 2005, in Clinton, after a long illness. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War from 1948 to July 1952. He retired from Lindsey Manufacturing in Azusa, California, in 1981 and retired from Ethen Allen in 1999 in Springfield. He was preceded in death by his mother Ethel Clemens Gulick; his father Ray P. Gulick, and sister Betty Raye Kesterson. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Anne; his brother Mike Gulick; his children, Stan Gulick, Randy Gulick and Diane Henderson; seven grandchildren, Jerry, Michael, Lisa, Steven, Dustin, Brandon and Jake; 12 great-grandchildren, Gage, Katie, Isaiah, Alyssa, Ashley, Alexis, Caleb, Coy, Emily, Ryan, Samuel and Kendall. He will be missed by his family and friends whom he loved dearly. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, May 28. Inurnment was held in the Lowry City Cemetery.

GUMM, Carolyn J. STEVENS
1945-2015
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Carolyn Gumm, 69, on March 18, 2015 at their farm in Calhoun, Missouri. Carolyn was born in Kansas City, Missouri to the late David and Josephine Stevens on April 24, 1945. She worked as a Registered Nurse for the last 25 years. She enjoyed living on the farm with her husband, being outdoors, crafts, cooking, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren. Carolyn is survived by her husband of thirty years Earl; three daughters Patricia, Pamela, and Stacy; two sons Robert and James; and her six grandchildren Samantha, Karissa, Matthew, Caitlin, Christopher, and Emma.

GUMM, Emmett Grover
1917-2008
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 30 2008 - Emmett Grover Gumm was born May 20, 1917, in Sedalia. He was the son of Arthur and Florence Gumm. He entered into rest March 29, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was baptized at the old Clinton Churstian Church in 1938. Emmett was very active in Sunday School and church at a very early age. Emmett met his beloved wife Erma, at church and they eloped June 14, 1941, in Windsor. Emmett and erma moved to Long Beach, California, where he had a job waiting for him in the shipyards. He was drafted into the Navy during World War II in September 1943. Erma returned to Clinton and lived with her parents. While Emmett was in the war, their only child and daughter, Gloria Jean (Gumm) Burke, was born in October 1943. Emmett received an honorable discharge from the Navy and a Purple Heart in 1945. He returned to Clinton where he and his family started their new life together. Emmett worked at the coca-Cola Bottling Plant for over 30 years. He loved working at the church, helping the men's group with activities and serving dinners. He was honored with the position of Elder, then for health reasons he became an Elder Emeritus. His church family meant a lot to him, to know that any time he needed them they were there, his faith in God helped him through so many times in his life. While in the war he kept saying the 23rd Psalm over and over. This was his favorite part of the Bible. Emmett enjoyed traveling, bowling and his counted cross-stitching pictures. Emmett was a 50-year member of the VFW Post 1894, Clinton, and a 60-year member of Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548. He also was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of K.C. Emmett had a wonderful sense of humor which was enjoyed by all who knew him. Emmett was preceded in death by his wife Erma, on April 16, 2007; his parents; brother Harry; sister Kathrerine, and a step-great-granddaughter, Natalie Burke. He is survived by one daughter, Gloria Jean Burke and husband Bob; a step-granddaughter Susan Kaiser and husband Kenny; a step-grandson Douglas Burke, and wife Lesa; a step-great-granddaughter Emily Burke, and a step-great-grandson Tyler Burke, all of Clinton; a brother-in-law William Denney, Arlington, Texas, and several nieces and nephews and friends. Fuenral services were held April 1 at the Clinton Christian Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

GUMM, Erma Mae DENNEY
1919-2007
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 16 2007 - Erma Mae Gumm began her life here on earth. October 10, 1919, in Brownington, the daughter of William J. and Mamie Hankins Denney. She passed from this life on April 19, 2007, at the Beverly Living Center-Westwood, Clinton, at the age of 87 years, a victim of Alzheimer's Disease. Erma was married to Emmett Gumm for over 65 years. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Clinton First Christian Church since 1934. She was baptized in the old Clinton Christian Church. It was In the life of the church that she lived much of her life, growing up In the Sunday School and youth programs. It was In Sunday School where she met the boy whom she would marry and spend the rest of her life as a loving wife and mother of their daughter. The young man caught her attention by sitting behind her playing with her hair. Who would have known that they would later elope and spend 65 years together. As an adult, Erma participated In the CWF and enjoyed helping with the various meals that the women of the church were called upon to furnish. When the church hosted the Bloodmobile, Erma could be counted on to help. Erma was a good cook whose outstanding potato salad was a hit wherever It went. It was her granddaughter-in-law who recalled the times when she first came into the family that the dinner table and the welcoming smile assured her that all would be well. Erma served as a Deaconess and is recognized by her church congregation with the honor of Deaconess Emeritus. Erma is survived by her husband Emmett of the home; one daughter Gloria Burke and husband Bob, Clinton; one brother William J. Denney of Arlington, Texas; one step-granddaughter Susan Kaiser and husband Kenny; one step-grandson Doug Burke and wife Lesa; one step-great-granddaughter Emily Burke, and one step-great-grandson Tyler Burke, all of Clinton. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church, Clinton, on Monday, April 23. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

GUMM, James C. "Jimmie"
1884-1896
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Death of Jimmie Gumm - For months now, frequenters of the courthouse and the stranger of high and low degree having business there have remarked how they have missed the intelligent little boy who gambolled around the offices. Since last fall, tortuous disease has racked the frail body of Jimmie Gumm and like a hero, he has borne it. But Jimmie died Saturday night, March 14, 1896, with heart trouble, complicated with rheumatism and dropsy. As Death touched his brow, he whispered: "I'm Papa's boy and Jesus' child ... " Jimmie was the youngest child born to Caleb Gumm and his wife, born June 2, 1884. Monday 'twas an affecting scene at the family residence on North Main, where midst the neighbors and friends, there stood beside the bier of the dead, the noble minister J. C. Given, who spoke words of comfort to the broken-hearted father and mother, yet himself weeping as for his own, for Rev. Given had long been attached to the little fellow and loved him. After the brief services, the remains were conveyed to Englewood.

GUNN, Bonnie June PETERS
1938-2002
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 5 2002 - Bonnie June Gunn, 64, Blue Springs, died at the KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, on Thursday, December 5, 2002. - Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 26 2002 - Bonnie J. Gunn, daughter of Eastman Carl Peters and Edith Orena Summers Peters, was born June 19, 1938, in Henry County and died December 5, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bonnie was married to her childhood sweetheart, Billy Dale Gunn. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Holden, and attended the House of Prayer in Kingsville. She and Bill lived in Holden before moving to Blue Springs, where they lived at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, Patrick, and one son, Karl Gunn. She is survived by her husband, Billy, of the home; one son, Jeffery Gunn, Blue Springs; three daughters, Brenda Brumbaugh of Kingsville, Monica Jones of Oak Grove and Mona Pirch of Grain Valley, as well as 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 8, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee.

GUNTER, Amy Edna
1910-2001
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 21 2001 - Amy E. Gunter, 90, Kansas City, Kansas, and formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Graveside services will be Saturday, June 23, at the Clinton Memory Gardens. She was born October 19, 1910, in Clinton, where she had lived before moving to Kansas City, Kansas, in 1978. She had been a licensed practical nurse for 24 years, retiring in 1978. She was a former member of Good Hope Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Gunter, in 1976. She is survived by a son, Marion Gunter, and his wife, Mary Ann, Overland Park, Kansas; three grandchildren, Steven Gunter, Teresa Ehlers and Keith Gunter, and four great-grandchildren, Travis and Courtney Gunter and Megan and Austin Ehlers.

GUNTER, Joyce Ritchey "J. R."
1935-2012
Gunter, Joyce Ritchey "J.R.", age 77, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 24, 2012, in Tampa, FL, after a long battle with cancer. Known lifelong by his nickname "J.R.", he is survived by his wife Ronda Gunter of Tampa, and daughters Jodie Hayes (husband Paul) of Lincoln, NE, and Jamie Farkas (husband Tom) of Wesley Chapel, FL, and grandchildren Paul Hayes, Dustin Hayes, Britt Hayes, Mary Elizabeth Hayes, Chad Boulware, Reece Boulware, plus five great grandchildren. He is a native of Clinton, Missouri, and became a Mason and a Shriner in Kansas City, MO, before moving to Florida. He was a member of Temple Terrace United Methodist Church, and recently celebrated his 57th wedding anniversary with Ronda and friends on Sept. 23, 2012. Mr. Gunter started his career selling life insurance for the Standard Life Insurance Co. Soon, he joined the Kenworth Truck Co at the Kansas City plant, became a top retail salesman for new Kenworth heavy duty trucks, which was the basis for successfully spending his entire career in the heavy-duty truck sales industry. In 1971, he became Manager of Mid-Am Trucks Sales in Kansas City, which was a major outlet for new & used heavy duty trucks. In 1978, he moved to Tampa, FL, as owner and dealer principal of the new Kenworth of Tampa truck dealership, later adding the Orlando, FL, Kenworth dealership also. Selling those businesses the mid-`90's, he briefly retired, and in 1997, he opened the first SelecTrucks of America store in Tampa, which was Freightliner Truck Corporation's pilot-model for used heavy truck retailing, a concept which eventually grew to 41 used-truck stores nationwide. Mr. Gunter's Memorial Service will be held Saturday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2012, at Temple Terrace United Methodist Church.

GUNTER, Mary Catherine JOYCE
1872-1946
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mary Catherine Joyce, only daughter of Samuel and Mary Emser Joyce, was born Feb. 8, 1872 near Bellaire, Cooper County, Mo., and died at her home near Coal, May 31, 1946. At the age of 12 years she came with parents to live near Coal, Henry County, Mo., where she spent her childhood days. On Dec. 16, 1888, she was married to Thomas J. Gunter, who preceded her in death five years ago. To this union six children were born, one dying in infancy. They established their first home at Ash Grove, Mo., residing there until 1894, when they returned to Henry County to their present home where she spent the remainder of her life. She is survived by the following children: Maude E. Gunter of the home; Mrs. Milton Duvall and Mrs. Ira Denny, nearby; Ray J. Gunter, Clinton and Roy Gunter, Hortense: five brothers, John Joyce, Spokane, Wash.; Andy, Blackfoot, Idaho: Jim, Boulder, Colo.; Walker, Coal; Jeff, Gaines, Mo.; also six grandchildren. One brother, Tom Joyce preceded her in death 14 years ago. Mrs. Gunter had lived a full Christian life and will be missed by all who knew her, for she was always in readiness to do whatever she could to lighten the burden of others. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, June 2, at the Wilkinson Funeral Home. The pall bearers were the two sons, Ray and Roy, two sons-in-law, Milton Duvall and Ira Denny, and two grandsons, Monroe and Marion Gunter. Burial was in Englewood.

GUNTER, Mary E. CHURCH
1931-2006
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 8 2006 - Mary E. Gunter, daughter of George Thomas Church and Mary Anita Newton Church, was born January 4, 1931, in Clinton, and died August 13, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. On September 12, 1950, in Clinton, she married Monroe Gunter. She was a homemaker and was a lifelong resident of Clinton. She was first and foremost a wife, mother and grandmother. Mary was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was actively involved in the parish school, helping the teachers with grading papers or just being an extra set of eyes, ears and hands in the classroom. She was a faithful SCORE reader and enjoyed listening to the children read. To many of the children she was always available for hugs and offered encouragement when needed. She is survived by her husband Monroe of the home; a son Tom Gunter and his wife Marilyn, Clinton; a daughter Terri Millam and her husband Dan, Kansas City, Kansas; three grandchildren, Jillian, Garrett and Elyse Gunter, all of Clinton; two sisters, Margaret Hoppe and Catherine Church, both of Clinton, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents and brother, George E. "Bud" Church, preceded her in death. Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, August 17, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

GUNTER, Thomas Monroe
1929-2011
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Thomas Monroe Gunter, 82, of Clinton, Missouri, died Monday morning, August 22, 2011 at his home. He was born in Brownington, Mo., on February 12, 1929, the son of Ray J. Gunter and Gladys Pearl (Summers) Gunter. Monroe was employed with Missouri Public Service for many years retiring in 1988 as a dispatcher. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton, the Knights of Columbus, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Monroe was very active and volunteered for his church, the Holy Rosary School, and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed building houses, woodworking, gardening, and the occasional golf game. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. On September 12, 1950, he married Mary Ellen Church in Clinton, Mo. She preceded him in death on August 13, 2006. Surviving are a son, Tom Gunter and his wife Marilyn of Clinton, Mo.; a daughter, Terri Millam and her husband Dan of Kansas City, Kansas; three grandchildren, Jillian Gunter, Garrett Gunter and Elyse Gunter, all of Clinton, Mo.; a brother J.R. Gunter and his wife Rhonda of Tampa, Florida; a sister-in-law, Catherine Church and her companion Darrell Sapp of Clinton, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his wife Mary, he was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sons, John Gunter and Tim Gunter; and an infant daughter, Kay Gunter. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.

GURLEY, Harold E.
1918-2001
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 21 2001 - Harold E. Gurley, 82, Lowry City, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Fern Gurley, of the home; one daughter, Regina Gurley-Roberts, Rockville; one son, Kenneth Gurley, Appleton City; seven grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 22, at the Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

GURLEY, Ralph David
1942-2002
Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 3 2002 - Ralph David Gurley, son of Ralph Louis and Magdaline Rose Hammond Gurley, was born December 28, 1942, at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City and died August 15, 2002, at his home, 1 1/2 miles north of Ohio Christian Church on F Highway. During his childhood, David and his parents lived in various farm homes in and around the Ohio community. These included his grandparents' home of Ira and Mary Mabel Gurley; the Smith Farm; the Higgins farm; the Rodabaugh Farm; the Miller Farm and in 1963 he and his parents moved into the new home they built on A Highway, formerly known as the Orville Gary Farm. As a child, David attended Little Jewell and Center schools in the Ohio community and graduated from Appleton City High School in 1960. He enlisted in the Missouri National Guard in 1964 and was discharged in 1970 at the rank of staff sergeant. His duty assignment included being activated in 1968 for riot control in Kansas City. David Gurley and Linda Carroll were united in marriage on August 8, 1965, at the Ohio Christian Church with Rev. Clyde Merriman officiating. They began their new life together in rural Lowry City, two miles south of A Highway on NW 151 Road. Four months later they purchased the Willie and Ruth Gilkey Farm on F Highway where they have resided for the past 37 years. To this union four children were born, Barbara Lynne, twins Sharon Kay and Karen Ann, and Michael David. David became a baptized member of the Ohio Christian Church on April 15, 1973, with immersion at Appleton City Christian Church by Rev. Bob Fenwick. He served as Sunday School teacher, church treasurer, deacon, elder and member of the board. David was active in his community, serving on the St. Clair County FHA Board and the Osage Valley Electric Community Trust Board of Directors. David enjoyed the rural life of farming, hunting and fishing with a special place in his heart for the Colorado mountains. In the '60s, before Truman Dam was built, he loved snagging with his dad and brothers. He looked forward to his annual trout fishing trips to Bennett Springs State Park with his neighbors, son and grand kids. David was well known for his hard work, determination to accomplish what he started and being a good neighbor. David was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ira Garfield (Pap) and Mary Mabel Eichenberger Gurley; Hardin Roger and Edna Magdaline Johnson Hammond, and by his father, Ralph Louis Gurley, and daughter, Sharon Kay Gurley. David is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Barbara Knight and husband, Jim, their children, Matthew and Ashley of rural Appleton City; daughter, Karen Gurley of Springfield; son Michael Gurley and wife, Tannen, of rural El Dorado Springs, and mother, Magdaline Gurley of rural Lowry City. David is also survived by one sister, Linda Lysinger and husband, John Jr., rural Lowry City; two brothers Lonnie Gurley of Raytown and Roger Gurley and wife, Lisa, rural Lowry City; several nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends. He will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services were Sunday, August 18, at the Ohio Christian Church with interment in the Lowry City Cemetery.

GURNEE, Enos Addison
1856-1927
Calhoun Star, Calhoun MO - E. A. Gurnee, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of our community, passed to his reward on last Tuesday morning, at 5:30. Mr. Gurnee was a jolly old gentleman, always looking on the bright side of everything, and a man who believed in "Live and let live." Words cannot describe the good that will be derived by his friends and neighbors by being in close contact with this good, friend-making citizen. Mr. Gurnee's life's story is as follows: Enos Addison Gurnee was born in Worchester, N.Y., December 26, 1856, and passed away at his home in north Calhoun, Tuesday morning, June 14, 1927, at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 18 days. He moved westward with his parents, when a small boy, locating in Illinois, where they resided until he was 21 years of age, then they moved to Windsor, MO., where he worked as a contract carpenter. From Windsor he moved to Lincoln, MO., where he met his wife, Mary E. Jach, and they were united in holy matrimony, March 11th, 1888. Mr. Gurnee, with his bride moved to Sedalia, and at this place their first daughter, Eulalie A., was born, but died on June 27, 1884. From Sedalia they moved to Kansas City, Kans., where their second daughter, now Mrs. Chas. Sawyer, was born. Mr. Gurnee was converted in the Central Presbyterian church of Armourdale, of which he was the builder, and he also held several official positions. They moved from Kansas City, Kas., to Kansas City, Mo., to the south side, of what is known as Westmoreland, where he transferred his membership to Corinth Presbyterian church. In this church he served as a ruling elder during all the time of his membership. Ten years ago this month, they sold their home and moved to Calhoun, where they have built a beautiful cottage for themselves, surrounded by many beautiful flowers. Mr. Gurnee became a member of the local Presbyterian church as soon as he settled in Calhoun, and although he refused to hold an official position in the church, he was always a faithful attendant and was always working for the good of God's Kingdom. Mr. Gurnee is survived by his wife, Mary E. Gurnee, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Sawyer; also one grandson, Howard A. Sawyer, of Kansas City, MO.

GURNEY, Jack Darrel
1930-2018
Vansant Road/Clinton Memory Garden Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Jack Darrel Gurney, age 87, of Clinton, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2918. Jack was born September 15, 1930 to Frank and Bess 'Payne' Gurney. After high school, Jack served in the US Marine Corp during the Korean War. He married Shirley Ann Westerfield on February 10, 1951. Jack drove a semi-truck for Burlington until his retirement. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, the VFW Post 1894 of Clinton, and the Allen Street Baptist Church of Clinton. Survivors include his wife of Clinton; a son, Jim Gurney (Christy) of Garden City, MO; two daughters, Leah Bailey and Ann Gurney of Clinton, MO; three grandchildren, Mandi Mosley, Brett Gurney and David Gurney (Jamie); two great-grandchildren, Hannah Gurney and Gracie Gurney; several nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Phil Gurney; a brother and two sisters. Services at Consalus Funeral Home on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Interment will take place at Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, with an Honor Guard service.

GUSS, Marjorie Juanita EVANS
1927-2011
Urich Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 22 2011 - Marjorie Juanita (Evans) Guss, 83, Adrian, MO, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Adrian Manor Nursing Home in Adrian, MO. Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Urich Cemetery in Urich, MO. Juanita was born on April 4, 1927 to Ernest & Anna (Gilmore) Evans. She was a member of the Lucas United Methodist Church. Juanita had a wide variety of nicknames including Smurf, Hot Rod, and Shortie. She loved a good joke and to tease others. Her hobbies included reading and putting together puzzles. Her biggest love was her family. She couldn't wait for the annual family reunion and made sure everyone was reminded of that day for many months preceding it. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Ray and Milton and two sons, Ernest and Martin. She is survived by four grandchildren, Dale Guss and wife, Margo of Archie, David Guss of Greenville, South Carolina, Martin Guss, Jr. and wife, Penny of Adrian and Kathy (Guss) Wray and husband, Mike of Garden City; two daughters-in-law, Charlotte Guss of Butler and Linda Guss of Adrian; eight great-grandchildren; four nieces and one nephew.

GUSS, Martin Edward
1950-2002
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2002 - Martin Edward Guss, 51, Adrian, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at his home. He was born November 10, 1950, in Clinton, the son of Merle Marion and Marjorie Juanita (Evans) Guss. He was a lifelong Cass County resident. He had lived in Archie since 1976. Mr. Guss married Linda May Hansen January 30, 1969. He was an over-the-road truck driver and owned Martin's Truck Repair from 1972-2002. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, Linda Guss, of the home; one son, Martin Guss, Jr., Adrian; his mother, Marjorie Guss, Archie; one brother, Ernie Guss, Passaic, and three grandchildren. Memorial services were Friday, May 10, at Atkinson Chapel, Archie. Cremation.

GUTHRIE, Charles
1847-1922
White Oak Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Appleton City Journal, Appleton City, St. Clair Co MO, Thursday, July 13, 1922 - Charles Guthrie was born in West Virginia in 1847. When a child his parents moved to Ohio, in which state he grew to young manhood. He was united in holy wedlock to Mary Jane Brammer on Sept. 15, 1880. To this union there was given eight children, four of whom died in early childhood. The deceased leaves to mourn his departure, three sons and one daughter, Ira, of Muskogee, Okla., Cecil and Ollie of Little River, Kans., and Audra Guthrie Pulliam, of Malaga, N.M. Soon after the marriage the young couple came to Missouri and settled in Henry county, near White Oak M. E. church. There the family lived for many years until about 13 years ago, they moved to Appleton City, Mo. Brother Guthrie was a faithful and devoted member of the M. E. church and he was ever ready to do his part as a Christian under all circumstances.   The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church in Appleton City, July 3, 1922, at the Methodist Church, in the presence of many of his friends and brethren. He died as he had lived, firm in his religious convictions in the hope of the life to come. 

GUTHRIE, John Jr.
1903-1953
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Funeral services for John Guthrie, Jr. who died at 9 am July 26, 1953 at his home, were held July 28 at Wilkinson Funeral Home of Clinton, Mo. The entombment was in the Harris Mausoleum at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo. John Guthrie Jr. the youngest of four children of John Wesley and Mary Robertson Guthrie, all of whom are deceased, was born Dec. 7, 1903, Near Fairfield Mo., in Benton County. There he grew up to manhood and in the early 1920`s married Eunice Cox at Warsaw, Mo. To this union two sons were born, Dean A. and Bobby B., both now of Kansas City, Mo. After the death of his wife in the early 1930`s, he spent much of his time at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harris. On April 5, 1933, he married Vivian Riddle of Clinton, Mo. and they made their home in Clinton until the following year when moved to Harris Bend to assist Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harris in operating the 1500-acre farm. In 1940 they moved to Osceola, Mo. where he was timekeeper on government road work and Mrs. Guthrie was employed at the Matthews Department Store. After three years they moved to Kansas City, Mo. where they have since resided. There Mr. Guthrie was employed with Sears Roebuck and Company. In 1948 he suffered a serious attack of pneumonia from which he never fully recovered. Other complications developed and he was hospitalized for six weeks. His health continued to decline until death claimed him. Mr. Guthrie spread much joy in the world because he was of a joyous disposition. He made friends easily, and they, with members of his family, found it a pleasure to visit in the home and often did so. He seldom visited for his home was the gathering place for all and he will be missed by many. Survivors are the wife of the home; the two sons before mentioned; one granddaughter and one grandson; other relatives and many friends. Mrs. Guthrie will be accompanied to her home in the city by her mother, Mrs. James T. Riddle, who had been with her since spring, assisting in the care of Mr. Guthrie. Mrs. Guthrie is employed in the payroll department of the Cernes Garment Factory where she has been for the last 10 years. Among those attending the service from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kramps, Mr. and Mrs. Otho Rice, William Salley, Robert Poindexter, Charles Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Guthrie, Bobby Guthrie, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. O. Hamlin, Warrensburg, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Eskew, Windsor, Mo.; Roy K. Salley and Ervin Rice Warsaw, Mo.

GUTRIDGE, Andrew L.
abt 1928-1996
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Andrew L. Gutridge, 68, Phoenix, Arizona, died Monday, September 30, 1996, at a hospital. He was the husband of the former Ruth Clay of Clinton. Survivors also include four children, Bobby, David, Ronnie and Judy. Their oldest son, Jim, was killed in 1982 in a toxic waste explosion in St. Louis. Before his retirement, Mr. Gutridge was in maintenance at a school for hearing impaired children in Phoenix. Family night will be Thursday in St. Louis and the funeral will be there Friday, October 4. Mrs. Gutridge was the daughter of the late Jim and Georgia Clay of Clinton, attended high school and worked for Kreisler Drug and United Telephone.

GUTRIDGE, Delia Ann BUSTER
1834-1895
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Aug 30 1895 - Mrs. Delia Gutridge is dead! Her active spirit has gone out of the tired body and is at rest. Among the hills of faraway Virginia, 61 years ago, she was born. She was brought at the age of 6, by her parents, to Henry County. It was a wild country then. But few neighbors and homes and fewer privileges. The vast untilled prairies stretched out in every direction. She fought hardships and the storm as none but a pioneer girl could fight them. She conquered; beauty, endurance, womanly grace were the trophies won. Warm hearted and king, she gathered friends about her. She became the pride of a woman worthy of her love and abiding confidence. This was certainly proven when the test came. No man was more true and attentive to an afflicted wife than Wm. H. Gutridge was to his until the end. Amid the scenes of her childhood she lived and amid those scenes she died. The unselfishness of her character was shown in her attitude toward the poor. No home was too humble for her to enter. No one too poor to find a welcome and help at her door. Many a hungry child has been fed by her benevolence; many a ragged one clothed by her generous hand. Now the hungry and shivering will listen in vain for her coming. She saw the Baptist church spring into life in the town of Calhoun and from that time until death its history was her history. She was identified with its every movement. No work was undertaken that she was not ready to take the larger share upon herself. When they needed a house, she not only gave generously of her money but for the time turned her home over to hired help and took the field to raise funds for the building. She did not weary until it was completed from foundation to belfry and bell. She did not cease giving until every dollar was paid. Well-polished stoves, dusted pews and flower-bedecked pulpit was the work of her hands. Her home was also the home of the preacher, of whatever name - never too tired or overcrowded to welcome him to her door. Now the end has come. The preachers said some earnest words. The people wept. And she is gone. But not forgotten.

GUTRIDGE, George
abt 1849-1913
Gutridge Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Montrose Recorder, Montrose, Henry Co, MO, Friday, Jul 25 1913 - George Gutridge Dead - Geo. Gutridge living northeast of town, age 64 years, died at his home last Friday morning at one o'clock. He leaves two daughters and three sons and a host of friends to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon and burial made at Coats Cemetery near Bear Creek church.

GUTRIDGE, George Morrison
1874-1945
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Mar 1 1945 - The body of the late George Gutridge of Kansas City was interred at Bear Creek Cemetery February 17 beside his wife and daughter. George was reared in this township and was a popular teacher in this county some forty years ago. His wife, the former Lela Keys, was also reared here; and his brother, Rev. W. K. Gutridge, wife and daughter, reside on the old home place.

GUTRIDGE, Gervis Smith
1878-1901
Gutridge Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jan 1901 - Gervis Smith Gutridge, on the morning of Jan. 16, left his happy home where his busy wife and little child were happy and contented and went to the timber to chop wood and about noon a falling limb killed him. Only a few moments more and he would have gone home for dinner, with a smile for his wife and a caress for his little boy - but he was taken home dead and his brother and sisters gathered around his lifeless form to mingle their tears with the piteous wail of the sorrowing wife. Born in Henry county September 25, 1878 and married Carrie McKeaigg, was the youngest son of the late Peter Gutridge and brother of J. W. Gutridge. He was an exceptionally bright business man. Burial in the family cemetery near Bear Creek Church.

GUTRIDGE, Infant Girl
d: 1899
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Saturday, Jul 29 1899 - We regret to have to chronicle the loss to J. H. Gutridge of his youngest child, a baby girl, who had been sick for several weeks with summer complaint, and died Monday evening. The interment took place at Bear Creek cemetery, Tuesday.

GUTRIDGE, James E.
1869-1938
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - James E. Gutridge, son of the late Wm. H. and Martha Buster Gutridge, was born in Calhoun, September 7, 1869, and died at 7:00 o'clock November 18, 1938, at the age of 69 years. He was educated in the Calhoun school and later attended the St. Louis School of Pharmacy, where he graduated with the honors of the class of 1891. After graduating, Mr. Gutridge entered the drug store of his father, which was established in October, 1868, and the firm became known as Gutridge & Son. Mr. Gutridge united with the Baptist Church in Calhoun, when a young man and was also a member of the Knights of Pytheus Lodge of Windsor and the B.P.O. Elks No. 1034, Clinton. Politically, Mr. Gutridge was a staunch Democrat and their drug store was the meeting place of their legion of friends, who would meet and discuss their views. People, who had lived in or near Calhoun and moved away, always went to the Gutridge Drug Store upon their return to Calhoun as the Gutridge's were pioneers. Mr. Gutridge had a large collection of photographs of former Calhoun citizens as well as an interesting coin collection. Mr. Gutridge was a man who lived close to nature and made frequent hunting trips in the country on the farms of his friends and would sometimes be gone several days on fishing trips. No one had done more to restock the local streams with fish than he. The Gutridge Drug Store always carried a line of sporting goods and fishing tackle that would have done credit to a larger town; also a full line of school books and supplies. Many readers will recall their parents buying their school books and supplies from this well known firm. No paper that was circulated for those in need or for those whom misfortune had overtaken was without Mr. Gutridge's liberal contribution. In addition to his drug store, Mr. Gutridge mined and shipped clay and mined some coal. He was well posted on the coal formation in this locality and was a tireless worker trying to get capitalists interested in the coal fields and clay pits. Baseball was a sport that he took keen interest in, always reading the daily papers and always ready to inform the local fans about the major teams. After the death of Mr. Gutridge's father in September, 1907, he conducted the drug store until the spring of 1915 when he sold to Overholser & Son. In May, 1925, Mr. Gutridge entered the drug business again and conducted a store at his former location on the north side of the square until fire swept his store in 1932. Soon after the turn of the century he was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Adams of Windsor. There were no children from this union. The funeral was conducted Sunday at the home, by the Presbyterian Church and was attended by old friends from Windsor and Clinton. Mr. Gutridge was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. He is survived by his widow, three nieces and one nephew. Among those from out-of-town attending the funeral were his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Will Gutridge and Mrs. Edison and daughter of Clinton. The remains were laid to rest on the Gutridge lot in the Calhoun cemetery. James Housey was in charge of the funeral service.

GUTRIDGE, John William
1838-1904
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Feb 13 1904 - Again death has entered our community and taken one of our more prominent citizens, John W. Gutridge. Born in Licking county, Ohio Jan. 12, 1838 and died in Calhoun Friday, Feb. 5, 1904, being 66 years of age. He came to Henry county with his parents when he was less than one year old and had resided in Calhoun ever since. Married Sept. 4, 1865 to Miss Elizabeth Pigg. They had four children - Mrs. W. A. Tarr, W. W. Gutridge and Mrs. W. B. Graham of Calhoun and Mrs. Clay Adair of Clinton. The children were with their father before and at the time of his death, administering to him and comforting him. Mr. Gutridge had been a very successful farmer and businessman. He had accumulated quite a fortune, which he disposed of by will, satisfactory to his family. He made the members and friends of the Methodist church of Calhoun happy by leaving them $500 to erect a new church. This was a timely gift for the congregation and they are very grateful. He died with that ever dreaded disease, pneumonia.

GUTRIDGE, Lela Mae KEYS
1884-1940
Bear Creek Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Clinton Eye, Clinton MO, Thursday, Oct 3 1940 - Mrs. George M. Gutridge died at her home in Kansas City at 1:05 Tuesday, October 1, 1940. Hers had been a complicated case for about 20 years and the last month she had grown gradually weaker until her hold on life loosened and she slipped into eternal rest. Lela Mae Keyes was born in Cedar County, Mo., November 17, 1884 and when a child of about five years of age moved with her parents to LaDue where she attended school. Then the family moved to the Bear Creek neighborhood, where she joined the Southern Methodist Church during a revival conducted by Rev. Wagner. Here she was active and was the organist for 12 years. May 31, 1905, she became the wife of George M. Gutridge and they made their first home near LaDue, then moved to Huntingdale where he taught school several years. In 1909, Mr. Gutridge took the Civil Service examinations and was given his first position in the mail service in Sedalia. There he remained eight years, bering then transferred to Brunswick, Mo., for 18 months during the World War. He was later transferred to Kansas City where they continued to make their home. In each town where they lived, Mrs. Gutridge placed her church membership and was active as musician and in other branches of her church. Of late she had been unable to take an active part but her interest remained keen in all matters that concerned the denomination. Her faith in Christ kept her brave in adversity of health and made her ever hopeful that she would be better and would eventually be relieved from pain. She was a woman of rare character and fortitude. When her eyesight became affected she developed a quick and accurate memory and had an unusual knowledge of phone numbers, dates, places and people. A perfect house keeper, gentle, kind, beloved, her life was a lesson in courage and good cheer. Mr. and Mrs. Gutridge were given two children, a daughter who died in 1914 and a son, Dr. George Woodrow Gutridge, of Kansas City, living near his parents. Her mother, Mrs. Mollie Keyes, of Montrose, also survives with the bereaved husband and son, also a brother, George Keyes, of Deepwater and a sister, Mrs. Cora Dutro, of Pasadena, Calif. The late Mrs. Tom Vansant of Clinton was also a sister. Mrs. Gutridge's body was brought to Clinton, where her nephew, Howard Vansant, prepared it for burial. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Bear Creek, where she had played the organ as a girl. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery.

GUTRIDGE, Peter
1851-1890
Gutridge Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 22 1890 - Peter Gutridge, after a short illness, died Tuesday at his residence southwest of Clinton, aged 40. He leaves five children to mourn the loss of an affectionate father, his wife having passed to a better world a few weeks before. m\Member of the M. E. Church and buried at Bear Creek.

GUTRIDGE, Ruth M. CLAY
1933-2005
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 8 2005 - Ruth M. (Clay) Gutridge, 71, Clinton, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. She was born November 18, 1933, in Oklahoma, the daughter of the late James and Georgia (Roberts) Clay. She was united in marriage to the late Andrew Gutridge. Survivors include her children, Robert Gutridge of Clinton, David Gutridge of Phoenix, Arizona, Judith Jones of San Antonio, Texas, and Ronald Gutridge of California; her brothers, Henry Clay, Ben Clay, Bill Clay and Jerry Clay all of Clinton, and George Clay of Gladstone; her sisters, Lorene Smith of California, Mary Brown of Clinton, Virginia Grindstaff of Windsor and Pat Roseta of South Carolina; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son James Gutridge; one brother Jack Clay; one sister Betty Clay, and one grandson Michael Gutridge. She lived in St. Louis for several years where she dedicated her life to raising her five children. There will be no services held. Arrangements are under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton.

GUTRIDGE, William H.
1836-1907
Clinton MO - At rest after an illness of about three months, W. H. Gutridge, the pioneer citizen and druggist at Calhoun, who passed peacefully away at his home in Calhoun Friday, September 20, 1907. Born in Xenia, Ohio March 17, 1836 and moved to Calhoun when a small boy. His second wife survives him and two children by his first wife - Mrs. Dr. Gould of Carthage and J. E. Gutridge, who will still continue the drug business; and a sister, Mrs. George McCool Caldwell, who lives at Creighton and was at his bedside the great part of his illness.

GUTRIDGE, William Walter
1866-1939
Englewood Cemetery (G), Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - W. W. Gutridge, well known figure in Clinton and Calhoun, who had not been well for some time and a month ago returned from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., died suddenly at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. A. Tarr, in Calhoun, at 6:15 p.m. Friday, August 18. Mr. and Mrs. Gutridge had driven to Calhoun in the afternoon and at the insistance of Mrs. Tarr remained for supper with her. At the table he was stricken and leaning over, put his head on his wife's shoulder and closed his eyes to scenes of earth. By strange coincidence, the house of his sister stands on the same lot as did the home in which he was born. William Walter Gutridge was born October 15, 1866, the eldest son of John W. and Mary Elizabeth Pigg Gutridge of Calhoun. His father, who had come as an infant of six months to Henry County, with pioneering parents, was one of the outstanding farmers, stockmen, merchants and businessmen of Calhoun and organized the Bank of Calhoun of which his son was later the cashier for 16 years and under whose management never a dollar was lost. Mr. Gutridge was educated in the Calhoun Public Schools and, as a young man, clerked in his father's general merchandise store.